Thought for Today

After I received a the reply from yesterday’s post, I thought it appropriate to post this

The most important thoughts for me here is:

1: Do not think that the knowledge you presently possess is changeless, absolute truth. Avoid being narrow-minded and bound to present views. Learn and practice non-attachment from views in order to be open to receive others’ viewpoints. Truth is found in life and not merely in conceptual knowledge. Be ready to learn throughout our entire life and to observe reality in yourself and in the world at all times.

2: “The finger pointing at the moon is not the moon.”
Author: harold

Oregon State Police Budget in Critical Condition

DUH!!! We have an immoral abusive and EXPENSIVE War on Drugs that costs this country over 75 billion/year in higher expenses [yes, that equates to higher taxes in Oregon] and that’s not counting the costs of medical care and legal prescription drugs that result from a total lack of drug education in our schools. We promote drug ignorance in our schools and our mass media. Only in the USA can a politician run a political ad featuring someone spending over 600 bucks a month on drugs and not scratch our head and state that the guy in the ad has a serious drug problem.

I believe that all budget items should have dedicated revenue and that no legislation or initiative can pass unless money is raised from those tax funds to actually pay for the “feel good” legislation or initiative or spending is cut whenever those taxes are cut. No more Measure 11 or Measure 5 scams! I’d like to see everything on the budget linked to a specific tax source [as a ratio if more than one item is paid for by that tax]. Then I’d like to send the budget with its various budget categories sent to the Oregon voter with alternatives to raise or lower spending levels. The highest or lowest budget [depending on which way you tally the votes] with over 50% voters on one side or the other wins out.

Instead voters are always given a choice of tax increases or cuts in critical funding. The War on Drugs and other boondoggles and scams are “not open for discussion”.

There are two FACTS [not opinions] about the War on Drugs:
1] There are no legitimate scientific studies showing any banned drug to be inherently harmful. If you check the DEA website and look up The Controlled Substances Act you will not find any reference to scientific standards. It’s based solely on “widespread abuse”. If you check into Speaking Out Against Legalization section of the site, where they steal my federal tax dollars to lobby voters for a policy they will never defend in public debate, they will just as clearly state that alcohol is exempted from the “standards” of the CSA. So much for standards!
2] There are no federal or state officials willing to defend the War on Drugs in a public debate forum. I clearly state in my book that such a debate will never happen [probably because of item number one above].

Are you willing to come down to Philomath and defend this policy? I’m putting these two truths on the Philomath school board agenda “stop lying to our kids about drugs” and I’m trying to require all teachers who talk about banned substances to include the previous two truths in any discussion so as not to mislead students. The meeting is scheduled for 21 July at either 7 or 8 pm.

As long as we have the War on Drugs as a black hole for public safety funds I am not at all supportive of pouring more tax money into it.Submitted by member via e-mail
Author: harold

Killen Didn’t Plan Civil-Rights Deaths, Lawyer Says

“This is a sad day for the state of Mississippi,” James McIntyre, another defense attorney for Killen, said at a news conference outside the courthouse. “Why don’t we focus on a lot more things that are a lot more important than an old case that happened 41 years ago?”

Sounds like a poker player losing all night long. Let us get along we need not do this.

Author: harold


Sandi Pullen writes in Daily Journal

Wildmon said he is not motivated by money. A man would have to be crazy to do this for money he said. And the only promise, if you’ve read any of my materials, that I’ve ever promised people who support us is that will be good stewards of their money.

I suppose this can be true and be a devout follower of Jesus Christ since He was such of a capitalist mogul. The two statements from the Bible indicate such. He he

Luke 20

 46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;

 47 Which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

Mark 11:15-19 (New King James Version)

Jesus Cleanses the Temple
15 So they came to Jerusalem. Then Jesus went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.

16 And He would not allow anyone to carry wares through the temple.

17 Then He taught, saying to them, “Is it not written, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?[a] But you have made it a “den of thieves.”‘[b]

18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it and sought how they might destroy Him; for they feared Him, because all the people were astonished at His teaching.

19 When evening had come, He went out of the city.

I have heard some Jews say if he have not done this he would have lived a long life

Author: harold

AEA #2

It is very obvious to me the Good Reverend and I understand the Bible and the Constitution of the United States differently.

Such an effort aims eventually to get strict constructionists appointed as federal judges and justices, countering what Wildmon and his allies see as decades of “judicial activism” reshaping the nation’s laws and character.

“No legislature has ever passed a law saying obscenity for abortion is legal or that it’s against the law to pray in school,” Wildmon says. “But we’ve got all these judges saying it.”

The First Amendment to the Constitution says, “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….”

Of course his statement is true because they cannot make a law The good Reverend and I should agree to disagree. I say he not compel my children to participate in his prayers in Public Schools. Then I will be okay with him determining the morality on pornography, homosexuality, abortion rights and other political activism and he can call it religion. Alright.John 8 (King James Version)

3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?


9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

I think most all can understand this without the help of a political activist
Author: harold


Subject is most likely Politics



These two post are from five out of our local newspaper. These two reporters have done a suberb job of reporting. My thoughts on the subject are from:

Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced Tick-Naught-Han) a Vietnamese Buddhist monk.

“The finger pointing at the moon is not the moon.”

Author: harold

Joke of the Day

Plans are all ready underway for the President’s library in Texas, a place to be determined. The President was very disturbed to hear that the storage room which houses the two books to be included in the library was recently destroyed by fire. He was very upset about the books, especially since he had not finished coloring in one of them.Submitted by member via e-mail
Author: harold

Thought for Today

I will say one more time, stiffer punishment for those that use chemicals to disguise a spiritual illness is no different than throwing rocks at an adulteress woman.

I set this site up for the purpose of addressing the alcohol/drug use in a different manner than we are today. My effort have been diverted by hubris so that I may get more hits on our site. There are few that wish to address this issue. The e-mail sent to the parishioners of St. Luke Methodist Church that have e-mail delivery systems by Rev. Mike Hicks revived my interest. I have known for thirty years alcoholism/drug addict is a spiritual malady overcome via spiritual principles, only. The overt acts that scare all believe this spiritual malady can be overcome via withholding chemicals from the sick. This is nothing more than trying to resolve spiritual issues via secular means. As Rev. Hicks has indicated. Many years ago I wrote this little recommendation for treatment of this illness Weirdharold’s best post
Author: harold

Justice for Emmett Till

Here is another one ready to pop out

I believe revenge is often called justice, however it is time for someone to be held culpable for these action so Mississippi carry on with the peace it deserves. We are often times so punitive in our nature that no one can come forward with unjustified actions. This is a perfect case of our circle of violence that we wish to carry on forever.
Author: harold