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The Invisible Party

How to prove Occupy Wall Street protesters are not Communists or liberal fascists?

Instead, lets just say they are people that don’t believe in Government oversight just like everyone else. In America we now argue over the definition of terrorism and it’s origins. This has only occurred because we have become too tolerant towards the belief between what is moral and what is amoral.

Abandonment can be haunting:   The New York times and any media source set to cover this group has been clouding the aims and truth behind this Third party, in hopes of washing away a voice designed to give an open door forum for the American people to get involved with public policies. Playing on the emotions of the American people.

The likes of activists Micah White and editors like Eric Westernelt, who decided to spend money with NPR have not helped the issue of publicizing this movement either. They are the very reason people are confused and have never heard of the organization and never would think there was a third party that moves the American democratic system.

These individuals have a foot in the media and speak with the same botched rhetoric of Glenn Beck; while mouthing off about a Revolution, that none of have the back bone to see successful. If they did they would not lie about the aims of Occupy and rely on the scripted demos of speeches from the 50’s 60’s and 70’s. Completely ignoring the occurrences of the 80’s and 90’s. The 90’s is what tipped the scale and gave birth to this “invisible,” party movement. Occupiers where born from the Millennial wealth of the Middle Class American that was lied to by their Government.

I apologize, lie is too strong of a word. Disillusioned by: in regards to where tax-paying dollars where spent and why soldiers where dying in overseas wars and not a single American was compensated.

Anyone that asks those questions loves their country and desire to profit from their homeland; not allow it to be outsourced for material fueled by foreign oil.  When Republicans or Democrats begin to speak on these terms, they sway votes from the independent party members that believe in these agendas and for the past 30 years it has been the Democratic Party that has had the trust of the people. That all turned during Obama’s era when the American people were shafted and that is when people began to see the faces of the 99%.

Occupied failed because as fast as a person can rally for change the government would pass laws that silenced speech. They failed because they had not control over what people read about them.

“They were American’s looking for the very things any constitutionalist desires.”

 None of them had money or were organized, certainly not enough to run for office, their views were laughed at on SNL and any other leading voice that mattered. Any lawyers that defended the protesting group was called homosexual, hippie, vagrant, any other disrespectful name in the book and any retaliation was pushed under “Political correctness-rugs.”

They became the scape goat for any “terrorist attack,” in America or Syria: Gofdt was written up as a fool who just walked into a bullet, survived by a wife and child.

Leaders are mouthing the rhetoric of old books they have read instead of understanding what they seek to build and mold it as any artist, from scratch.

They are demonized as anarchist and ACLU supporters when not a single protester in 2005 to present was paid. These were people that believed America needed to care for it’s own and to be governed by it’s own and to keep it’s free market, organic system; opposed to the self-imprisonment it was moving towards, under its current Democratic and Republican control.

As a traveler and scholar and one of the 99%, I can tell you none of the people that believed in individualized liberation received funds from a political ladder climber. Nor did they supply guns to the KKK, nor did they earn music rights on MTV.

The world can spin any narrative they desire, unless you were on the ground floor, you can’t say you understand the purpose of Occupy or can take seriously what was written about their motivations.

Occupiers are accused of desiring the legalization or weed, when that is clearly a Democratic monologue, Now they are implying their is an Occupy Democrat Party, that phrase alone should tell you how far “those in charge of the dialogue,”  are willing to go to deceive the American people. I am surprised I’ve not heard of an Occupy Republican party. Do you see the discrepancy?

When we understand the history of everything Occupy, we must understand that this group was a movement all it’s own. Underfunded, underpublicized, because the idea was to effect public policy beyond Republican and Democratic influence.

That does not make them Communist either, mind you. “Now you are asking, What else is their?”

There is Occupy, which has biblical, social, political, economic, and historical relevance all it’s own.

When cells of Occupiers decided to organize shanty towns, live in tents, rent Mansions that were foreclosed, and play music in the streets for pennies, to pay rent; in protest against Government oversight and it began to work; when cities and county boards convened and saw economically these “grown people,” could manage in dilapidated mansions for 30% of the value of the home during the housing bust: It became the Governments and City Councils idea. No credence given to the Occupiers that had to dig through the grim in order to earn their bread.

This will be the same failure of current leaders of the movement, if they can’t agree on what it was they desired from themselves or their country. They will fall to the, “staged lines,” of JFK who said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what can you do for your country!”

In the same manner they will be given there agendas by the government of what it is they can do and they will do it, because they have not effectively shown who and what they are.

Occupy failed because those in charge were reading from old books and thusly plagiarized their lives. In so doing, toyed with the lives of the American people.

They began in 2005, as a Socialist Proselytizers of the 60’s and 70’s and thought they would do something new? It was laughable and the fact that some dweeb, who claims since he was 13 he dreamed of effecting policies has decided to run for Mayor in Oregon did not know running for office, controlling media, not allowing other people to define you, setting goals and meeting them, not being blamed for Syrian bombing support or senseless deaths of non-trained children is how you run a successful  campaign and you don’t need to start another party to do it.

Especially since we have had an Independent Party  since Nader.

They ended in 2012 upon the same trail of Christians when they effectively became silent because they told Americans to vote for Trump, why would they do that?

Because they don’t have money, they need Republicans to do what they do best, cut taxes to help fuel the economy.

 

It’s been so quite you can hear a pin drop!

The men of God of today have spoken against THE INTERNET!

This is truly a brave endeavor because there are so many that have their lives invested in it. Very hard it is for me to condone a lot of the messages that speak against the marvel that has, ‘saved corporate America.’ To speak against an instrument that has given people such advancement should be honored, not condemned.

These men of God will dance around the issues of sin and how it is glorified through our use of the internet. They are not wrong in speaking against it. Pornography is a sin; the very tool destroys trust in marriages and creates all sorts of chaos in the home. I would tell a lot of people to stay away from it. The phenomena is so inclusive and has raised so much money for those of California and Utah and Seattle that of course they would speak against this letter and deem my words against the internet to be hate speech.

When we mess with someone’s lively hood or means of an income, we should expect people to stand up for themselves.

Sexting has cost Anthony Wiener years of his freedom; and still our children have a hard time understanding why use of our technology in this way is wrong. The man stood on the podium and was crying while they sent him to the feds and it will always be remembered that he was sent to the feds for, Sexting! Eliciting favors from a woman via the internet for pay-dirt. A crime no different than prostitution just done virtually.     Cyber security is just as intense virtually as it is in reality. This being considered, if in reality our endorsing of the secular lifestyle has proven to be wrong and a sin against GOD; we should not be surprised if and when the virtual world, begins to mirror our own.

I yawn at these matters mind you. As a child of GOD I find none of these issues affecting my walk with GOD; nor do I truly believe the evils promoted through the internet to be anything any real child of GOD would truly be fooled by.

My issue is the lack of communication:

A sensory has been implemented upon the internet, in which the moment you begin to give inerrant truths, you have been Censored!

 

That to me is the real danger of the internet. The lack of communication: The globalists insist the “Internet” is the wave of the future for all to buy and sell.

 

I have become the invisible voice in a world of voices~

Now if you are reading this message, Bravo!~ Does not change the fact that many can tell you they have not and there is no other cause besides an eerie silence among those that have an ability to cut off voices for 11 minutes at will!

 Do you remember what happened to President Trump a few days ago? His twitter account was disconnected for 11 minutes by an employee of the company who was immediately laid off! As the story goes, they were laid off and then pulled the plug on the President. Call it what you will, there is an encroachment upon speech that is not being talked about.

To me personally that is the greatest sin of man kind. The silencing of the internet and the ability to hear from influential voices in this country or abroad.

Another issue not commonly spoken of is our excessive reliance upon Artificial Intelligence.

There is a diagnostic system set into the hard drive of most Social media sites that assists in allowing the words of most authors to be spliced and help, “group” people together. Thus silencing individual and or Human influence into the conversation.

You may think that a 133k people are listening to you when you post something on twitter, or any other social media site, when in fact it is a spam company or Bot advertising branch, likably government supported with no other interest in your brand, besides market research. No real trade endeavors, just time wasters.

i.e. I type in the words {thief} and because the computer can not decipher context, decides to route a “Simply safe programmer,” to my site or every cut throat in town.

Censorship:

Makes it so every publication written is scrutinized with a fine tooth comb and ones Freedom of speech is held in question.

I am an American that has a real issue with this.

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Do you believe and know what a miracle is?

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Erga, “works;” the works of Him who is “wonderful in working” ( John 5:20 John 5:36 ).

Miracles are seals of a divine mission. The sacred writers appealed to them as proofs that they were messengers of God. Our Lord also appealed to miracles as a conclusive proof of his divine mission ( John 5:20John 5:36 ; John 10:25John 10:38 ). Thus, being out of the common course of nature and beyond the power of man, they are fitted to convey the impression of the presence and power of God. Where miracles are there certainly God is. The man, therefore, who works a miracle affords thereby clear proof that he comes with the authority of God; they are his credentials that he is God’s messenger. The teacher points to these credentials, and they are a proof that he speaks with the authority of God. He boldly says, “God bears me witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles.”

The above caption is what many, when confronted with a miracle, typically say about them. My trouble is, much like any good thing, we as believers tend to think they don’t last.

When we don’t believe that God gives people the power to perform or work miracles, it could be that we don’t know what miracles are.

What is a miracle? Is it really just a good feeling that passes, or the favor of God in our lives for a specific moment and when it is over with, God is no longer in our lives?  Or are miracles really divine moments that should be marked with prayer and reverence and thanksgiving and a command of God in which he is revealing himself and expects those in the midst of the work are expected to give credence where credence is due?

We don’t believe in dreams or that GOD does not speak to us in dreams because we don’t know the difference between dreams and reality; so again I ask what is a miracle?

In my experience a miracle is the hand of God in our lives, an evident hand, it is the feeling of grace that washes over us when we survive a horrific car accident; When some one has a gun pointed at them and the machine blows up in the hands of the would be killer. Giving that person enough time to get away or defeat the one trying to kill another person.

When 25 men stand toe to toe with one man and with the intent of doing harm to one man, finding it impossible and even more amazing the one man, backed against a wall, puts them all on there knees in submission. Image result for 10 men in a fight vs one man

 

A miracle is when a police officer jumps out of a vehicle and Tasers a man in the face; the man does not buck at the knees, instead grabs another officer in order to send the man-maiming volts into another, while pulling the charged dart out of his face, and is not the worse for wear. A miracle is when that same officer comes to the man in his jail cell, apologizes for her behavior and asks him to take her out to dinner.

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A miracle was the kiss of memory. ~ No one told that woman to help  me. No one but God.

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No one but God told me in a dream, I would be betrayed and who would do it; how he would aid me in one hand, while seeking to keeping me imprisoned in the other. No one but God told me what to say to the men, when they asked what do we do with the betrayer. I asked the men, “What did Jesus do to Judas, the night he was betrayed?” They all responded in unison, “He did nothing and Judas took care of himself.” So we did nothing and watched as what the man, that betrayed us meant for evil, God meant for our good. We watched God work a miracle in our lives. It was this movement of miracles that made us emboldened and assured of our set paths.  Without them we would have been sure to take things in our own hands and moved beyond the will of God.

a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.

These moments are always associated with people. God’s people, at least those that will give him the praise for working favor into their lives.  He does not do these things lightly either. We have come to a stage in our lives when everything is instantaneous. Even to our gratification; we glorify in it at times, when we are not walking with the Lord. We become entitled to things that we forget, he is the one that gives and the one that takes away. Even down to our money.

When we get to the point, where we recognize that it was the favor or the miracle working power of GOD that allowed our money to prosper and grow to the point of our comforts and security is cared for, never again would we ask, “What is a miracle and is God really working in our lives?”

It takes a real humble spirit to associate miracles, “The movement of the hand of God in our lives,”  with money.

 

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Just a thought from your Advent Voice.

This will not be televised!

I am not inclined to give my whole story out to the world. I will write a tell-all book, that I hope releases some undue stress, and educates people on what is going on in the world based upon my objective viewpoints, but to give all of my banking information, to give my address, and how to reach me etc. etc.

In this day and age, where everything you say is taken out of context, and or is re-interpreted to fit the view points of those not living your life and who wish to tell you how best to live your life minus your socio, economic, and political standing, I have found it is best that I just give the facts as I am given them and move on.

Fact: Sex-offenders are not allowed on Social Media.

They are not allowed in  schools, Business districts, public libraries, town squares, college campuses, or any real main stream markets.

(The underlining question is always after I review this fact with the masses, How would they know?)

There is a long list of “registration procedure” that is conducted after a person is released and placed under these charges.  So Everyone knows, even if they don’t know, they will know. Even the BANKS.

The banks won’t tell a man or woman this is why they are being denied. They will simply cite a person for a nine year credit penalty that does not exist anywhere else say that bank. Some one will take your money, they just can’t be a bank that has been around for the past ten years.

Now because Sex-Offenders are barred from so many avenues of free-market venture, they are going to be made to go to only so many banks and the government can easily keep tabs on there spending and what they do on a regular basis. Not just the offender mind you. The government watches everyone’s money. Especially those connected with Pay-pal.

I am inclined to believe that they even deny the Sex-Offender avenues to market online, which is the Progressive way for anyone to have an at home business or start-up firm, or as we say in laymen’s terms, make non-taxable revenue through self-made means.  If Pay-pal is linked to the government and all banks are linked to this same database, they can easily deny a person access to there company.

Would they ever admit to doing this?

Not if they want to keep people believing they are fair and an equal opportunity “Mom+Pop Shop,” creator. They will just say, “An unknown service error occurred.”

Leaving you clicking Link and Confirm, over and over again like an idiot. Making one want to create a new book, “How to make Pay-Pal work for Dummies!” I am no dummy though and I know when a computer tells me that it is unsure as to why I can not access something, it is because there is fraud on the other line. Much like when I go to the bank and they say, “We don’t know what happened to your money sir.” I know there is fraud somewhere or I am over spending. Life is meant to be cut and dry and when complications come about, it is because there is an unseen hand somewhere.

Fact: Because Sex-Offenders are not allowed on Social Media and there are 237,000 of them in the country, there is a potential market base of lay workers for several lay jobs. City work, etc. etc. Only, these jobs are subjected to 18 month cycles and HR hiring and firing, which is why there was such a demand upon people not to go to college and earn a degree but to work for themselves. If you get a degree in anything let it be Business Management, or engineering. They are not going to be your teachers, they are not going to be your lawyers, or social workers. They are going to be the guys and women working in department stores and in the fields.

There is always an anomaly though. That one that will find a whole in the system. My question is, “Would companies really discriminate against a person, because he or she did there time and are only looking to get paid from there fruits of there labors?”   

Seven is the number of Heaven!

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It took me seven years to make it to this point in my life.

WHAT POINT IS THAT?

Where, I had enough money to enjoy a beach vacation-truth is there is never enough money-never enough time to enjoy our freedoms and all of these freedoms remain in the hands of the one true GOD whom has found a way to bless America despite her troubles.

The enjoyment stems on the fact that I am not seen as a “hippie.”

There are signs still posted in the hotels discouraging people from feeding the hippie-vagabond stranger.  I am  not seen as trouble; I remember when I could sit on the beach and people would flock to hear from me. That is over now.

No occupy movement, no rallies for anything, just acceptance that there are the winners and there are the losers.

I am no different from how I was before. I still only spend what I earn. I only speak when spoken to, still have nothing to sell. Nothing to earn; What I have is time to write, time to envision. Time to see my son.

I’m considered a child because I desire my family close. Years have passed and no word from them.

Years and years and the affirmation of how important they are (How important family is to anyone, is still considered an affirmation of a person who can’t move forward in life. This is why I am still considered a child.)

What forward progression is there if you can not share the riches God has allotted, with those that gave you birth!

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I bought sandals from the owner of Pacific Beachwear on 17th Ave of Myrtle Beach, on Kings HWY. I left her a token of my appreciation…I pray it bears fruit.

 

I found something interesting today. Psalm 135:15

Idols of heathens:

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For so long I thought I was faithful to GOD and to his church because I was a man whom worked with his hands, saved his money for what was needed and never proved to be self-serving in my desires. Only I have always felt to be poor was a symbol of my folly in life. A symbol of my sinful nature that being poor was a reflection on my spiritual condition and it left me angry because unless the LORD GOD of Israel blesses me with more opportunity, more money; I am prone to believe (I am) doing him a disservice.

If I continue to delude myself into believing being poor pleases the GOD that for years was said to bestow riches, wanted us to have the kingdom of heaven and life more abundantly and does not want poor people crowding and stinking up his home with their tears of need, so he blesses them with riches and renewal: That he ends their poor states of existence with job security and Government welfare and it is ok for people to be poor-That God not being a respecter of persons loves the rich and poor equally, curses them equally when they sin:

If I continue the measure myself by the girth of my belly, the swell of my pocket, the size of my home; the materialistic filth that grieves the Lord God; grieves him because we forget to thank him for it when we have it: making me no better than a heathen who covets his silver and gold and (erects himself above the GOD of Israel, when his comforts allows it)

Until I am willing to give it all to GOD, I am a heathen and he never knew me.

The question becomes, Once he blesses you:

What will you do with it?    

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Three Lost Sheep

There was a time when the mere act of speaking to those we come across was not deemed a solicitation.

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It hurts my heart to say, “Those days are long gone by.” When people speak to me I’m always asking myself, “What are they trying to sell me?”

This is a problem, for now our “friendships” are based upon:

(How much we have: Who we know:) Rarely will you find a case in which people are meeting for the mere sake of fellowship and the joy of being around people. Of course the bible condemns idle chatter:  2 Timothy 2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

He asks us to balance out our lives in a fashion that allows our speech and language to emphasis growth. Growth in profit, in provisions, growth in our daily lives.

To envision things that bring peace to a man and builds trust; it is only in the building of trusts can one sustain a marketable business.

I had come across three vagabond travelers over the weekend.

(I needed directions north of where I was, in a days travel, I asked those that worked in that city and they gave me the same backward directions AAA is prone to give everyone.)

I spoke to the vagabonds and the man that worked in the store looked me as if I was crazy because I gave the three “spange-masters,” time of day. They of course decided to barter with me for what I desired of them. I did not allow this to disturb and listened to there pitch. The young woman as the leader of this group because she spoke first. “I help you, then you help me, I need a ride!”

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According to the rules of travelers there are equivalent exchanges for any service provided. Equivalency is based upon the need of the individual, not on the actual product that is being sold. I just wanted directions. They were so kind as to even offer me money for a ride. I said no, I am not going to be in debt to a traveler. I just wanted directions.

After we agreed on the price of information they asked me why would I not take money. I told them: I am Christian. I told them I could identify with their plight: I had been where they are and I know how to get beyond where they are if they want it:

The leader of the group was not going for it.

She tosses her pink hair and would have cursed me if she thought I was lying; only she knows Christians do not lie. She would have no judgments though; for before I could say anything further she sought to justify her life and woo me to her home. She say’s, “If you know so much about us, that makes you family, Christian or not, once in the family, always in the family.”

I gave her a ride because I could, not because I had to.

They went so far as to say, “they don’t like Christians. The world they live in (Christians) is that of snubbing their noses at people that live as travelers, preconceived notions come from there mouths and never help. Never pay, never any work besides what can be gained from cheap labor.”

They had a lot to say, I listened…this is why they like me…

Because I wanted nothing from them…I helped them along the way and offered a service of kindness.

They were confessed how they used to believe in the Church, used to go to church, yet they felt ministries are not working enough to aid people and unless we learn how to help ourselves no one else is going to do it.

I left them my card. Told them to look me up if they ever just needed to talk…

I write about them now, hoping they read this and know that we are connected.

We are family. No matter how tough things get, Jesus will always love them, as I do.

Here’s to the Lost Sheep

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Today’s thoughts from an Advent Voice

 

 

 

I am a business, man!

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I wanted to reiterate this line of thinking because through my work I am hearing a lot of things that disturbe me.

I give advice to people. I hear the tone of others and it seems people are disheartened because no one is takiing them seriously or because they don’t take themselves seriously.

We are told it is not the product that sells or generates money. It is the loudest person in the room.

That is true.

If you are presenting work and no one is taking interest it is because you are not presenting enough and do not precieve yourself to be “SELF-MADE” enough to produce.

I do not work for a corporate and I think that is great. Only when we do work for a corporate then our checks are garuenteed. That is what people like, gaurentees of pay.

We present our art work, thinking someone will like it because we like it. We know deep down that is no one pays for it, then they don’t like it! We have this idea that green backs mean we are worth somethning and everything we produce has to have a political angle and it if does not then we are not relevent.

That thought has to stop. Art has it’s our relevancy becuase the stories that are generated by the artists are relevant.

Those that do the work thought it was enough simply to do it, Thus they are relevant and should be heard. Should be seen and this is why we are thankful for NG. They give us that space to become relevant.

The moment you begin to feel your line of work is not reaching the right ear or an idea is just not surfacing around the right people. Then you are missing the point. Those that you are trying to impress with your work, your words, your prose, your ART, are in the same boat as you. Seeking relevance, none of them are any more richer or poorer than yourself because there money is depandant upon your feeling of relevance.

Case in point Michel Jordans Shoes. Can you imagine what used to be worth 100.00 a pop and kids used to shoot eachother over is now in Walmart for 20.00 or less. Why? cause Jordan is broke, he lost his sponsers that have seen he is no longer relevant, Everything he did has become the past and unless someone comes around and has something new to share, then what. Well his shoes will remain worthless as they were when they first came out.

Now that logo, “Jump Man!” will live forever in my heart, I want to know the man that created that image and how much he got paid. Did he use NG? probably not, but he was relevant. Maybe it was not a man, maybe it was  a woman. Who cares, the point it is, that image was what helped to sell Jordan. It was the Art and the commercials, it was people that viewed themselves as a buisness not buisness men that changed the world.

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Just a thought from your ADVENT VOICE!

Hard earned “likably-fraudulent” money

While I was paying my taxes the other day I heard an interesting story. I know the news stations  were involved because the local police force was called in. Where ever the police go, so does the story.

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Anyway, I walk into the tax office to pay my taxes and the blond behind the counter is there with a smile. She is cold in the government building and decided to dress for her station. I was really daunted by that smile that I no longer cared that it took her a while to count the money. She counts it and says I don’t have enough. So I offer to pay the rest of the balance. I was 13.00 or so off. As I am digging around for the rest of the money she begins to share with me how she had someone arrested for bringing in counterfeit money and she hopes I don’t have any.

I chuckle at first, (I mean really who is going to think of that? When any normal person works hard to pay there taxes they are going to bring what they earn and simply pay it. I mean all the work that it takes to make sure something is counterfeit and will pass inspection, that person could have went out and earned it.)

She was not laughing, she was very serious at this point and decided to share more.

Because the man that came in to pay his taxes with fake money had one fake twenty in his tax envelope and was deemed at fault of fraud, ‘In conspiracy to cheat on his taxes.” She was so happy and proud to tell me, because she was able to keep her job. She likes her job; ran every dollar I gave her through the machine and smiled the whole time. Little did I know, that  if one dollar showed to be false, she would have had me arrested or would have called the cops. What’s even more interesting is the fact that the cops tried to accuse her of fraud.

One officer actually said she might be the one that gave the man the fake money; this became the tax-payers defense; what we called as children “Hot potato;” “Passing the Buck,” Only the crafty tax-collector got away by insisting that the man was at fault, I mean really it is her job to collect money, not give money. 

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While each claimed innocence no one can really know where the twenty dollars came from, but this does prove that there is something wrong with our legal system. Unless someone can trace where this single twenty dollar bill came from: this man of unknown occupation is set to, “Sit-it out,” till proven innocent. While the blond beautiful tax-collector continues to smile and ring in our, “hard earned “likably-fraudulent” money.

Now, what is to say the man did not know of his mistake at the same time the tax-collector realized his mistake and he tried to correct the matter by giving a real twenty. None of this is recorded and the man is going to have to pay a lawyer plenty of twenties to prove innocence for something that could be the fault of a bank or a clerk at the groceries store. Yet we are to believe that he or anyone has a process of creating counterfeit dividends to pay or cheat the tax-collector. We are asked to believe that maybe the institution of collecting money is prone to giving out fraudulent earnings. Neither of these are at face-value likely and that is where the story comes in. The fact that they put out a warrant at the waste of tax-paying dollars for a single twenty dollar bill that no one can really say where it came from.

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What is certain is, the tax-collector was not proven at fault, never should have been questioned for doing what she is trained to do, “report fraudulent monies,” and a man is sitting in jail for something he is not known for doing and thought he was doing his civic duty by paying his taxes.

 

 

 

The Purging Effect and how it produces our homeless!

Nationally our judicial system has been feeding this epidemic of homelessness.

When a person is citied for a crime that is deemed reasonable enough to have someone committed to a jail cell, it used to be that if an offense was committed a person was given a public reprimand and asked not to do it again or pay a fine. Especially if the offense was a misdemeanor.

According  to  Janet Portman, Attorney

Police may seize property belonging to defendants, victims, and witnesses—even those who seemingly have nothing to do with the crime. Whether you’ll get it back depends on what the property is, and why it was taken.

No one, that has ever committed a small claims court crime, was ever considered so heinous of a person that there documents where taken, documentation includes drivers licenses, birth certificate, social security cards, monies, everything that was on the person during the arrest. Shoe laces, shoes, socks, all personal effects are cited and approved of “purging” because someone committed  an act typically unknown to them  that was an offense.

Personal property can end up in the police station evidence locker even when it was not owned by the person arrested for the crime… the clothing of a sexual assault victim may contain evidence of the attacker’s bodily fluids that, when tested, can be compared to the defendant’s profile. The prosecutor will keep it for that reason.

But we are not talking about FELONS; I have heard of men and women being “purged” of there personal effects due to a DWI, a public indecency charges, (which range from cursing in public during an altercation, walking nude in public), or just anything else that is mildly inappropriate and especially during protests of a certain article of interest that allows Free speech to be interpreted as violated because it hurt the sensitive ears of those passing by. All of which is considered a misdemeanor.

The Eighth Amendment prohibits excessive fines when the size of the fine is disproportionate to the seriousness of the criminal activity on which it is based.

Of course no one takes it into account because they do not know the law and what they can do to protect themselves and so officers and government officials take advantage.

Forfeiture laws are very controversial, for they sometimes have unfair results. For example, in the early days of such laws, even an “innocent owner” stood to lose property that another had used in connection with a crime. The most famous case involved a woman whose husband used the family car to conduct business with a prostitute. State law provided for forfeiture of cars used by those who participated in prostitution, so the car (which was registered to both husband and wife) became the property of the state, despite the co-owning wife’s complete unawareness of her husband’s crime and use of the car to facilitate it. (Bennis v. Michigan, 116 S. Ct. 994 (1996).) Largely as a result of public discomfiture with such results, the federal forfeiture law was changed in 2000 to allow for an “innocent owner” defense, which is present in most state forfeiture laws as well (though some states require all owners to be innocent, which would not have helped the wife in Bennis). (18 U.S.C. § 983(d).)

Now when the person is purged of all of there items for the minor charges they have been made to sit 6 months or longer for, they have been given notice that if they do not seek to retrieve there personal documents in that time frame then they run the risk of not ever seeing it again or having to go to an  immigration center to prove their citizenship. Drivers License are taken, cut in half and along with any other personal effects, thrown into a city incinerator.

“The Purging” of anyone’s property in this manner is liable to create an influx of “Identification-needy-people.” In a world where nationalism has been confused “materialism” you can see where the problems enfold.

Of course there is always an easy fix, Go down to the government offices and reapply for any identification that might have been lost or stolen or purged. My question is, “Why was this ever made necessary, and if my identification is  so important upon my release, why would you burn it in the first place?”

Why would you take someone’s money, “Their Bank Card,” and burn it and then tell them to secure there lives when you have destroyed there identity?

 

42 million and counting!

According to numerous journals and MD  research, in America there is a growing need for charitable support from concerned citizens.

In 2008 there was a massive job loss crisis that left more than 42 million out of  a means of income to feed themselves.

These millions ranged from the very poor to the well to do middle and upper middle class citizens. Rendering the wrath of famine to be no respecters of  person. Revelations 6:5

Here it is 2017 and according to FA (Feed America foundation) and many like it, there is still a need to end hunger in America.

When we consider the problems in other continents like Africa, Europe, Eurasia, Australia, or the Islands, we may begin to feel overwhelmed and that the little we do to make the world a better place in our own worlds is enough.

Except, that mentality has not ended the hunger in our homes here in America, that mentality of doing what we can with what we have has left us to believe that things will not get better and that there is no use in talking about it.

I suppose I am writing this, because it shocked me as  to  how people will catalogue devastation after the earthquake, call for aid for the millions that are suffering and then as the years go by, pretend it was not due to negligence that what happened to them was indeed the issue. I suppose raising awareness is all I can think to do, so I don’t mind talking about it, but I am shocked when someone tells me they did not know homelessness was the direct result of joblessness which then led to the devastating demands of hunger in America.

There are some groups that are inclined to believe that if someone is hungry in the Greatest Country on Earth, it is their own fault, for here in this country there is always work, there is always a means to feed oneself.

This above statement is a misconception and this need of Americans to ignore what has happened in this country and not develop a means to employ people to something more lucrative than a raised minimum wage of 15.00 an  hr; for an industry their neither needed to collect a  degree  for employment, or to render businesses to be developed in the homes of starving Americans who now must rely on friends and relatives as a support basis.  To turn our city residences into shanty towns to support the needs of the many that can not afford to pay rent, which was a problem in 2004 to present. As this cascading development remains ongoing so does the cry of the many as to how can one live in an increasing pressing danger of Revelation 13: 13-17 

     I hear songs on the radio advertising a NEW AMERICANA. My friends come to me shocked and surprised that anyone could ever dream of turning from ideas that they know work to rely on godless standards of living. I witness people getting paid to exploit the pains of others without giving them any means to better themselves and I am made to pray for my country that one day she will awaken from her sin, repent and begin to move in the manner that she has always known to be truth.

I want the world to know that they shall not live by bread alone, that when man decides to deny you something GOD will give you everything, just remember it was him that gave it to you, reverence him, do not ever deny him, and in the name of Jesus, teach the world that the healing comes not only from the inside but can be witnessed in your daily lives, through a constant supplication to a holy Father that cares for you, beyond your wildest imaginations.

This has been your Advent Voice, just wanting to share a thought.