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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Google is requiring an update

In order to keep my posts from long ago, Google is requiring me to update my blog occassionally. Well, here is an update.

If you are still connected to this blog and get a notification that I have posted something please take a few deep breaths and then slowly exhale. Yes, I am still alive and doing well.

I have been through a lot in the last 5 years and I am now 66. I have recovered enough to return to the racquetball courts and can still compete with the 20 year olds. ( Not all of them but most of them anyhow )

I now have 3 married children and a fouth will be married in Sept. I am up to 11 grandkids and counting.

I think we all need to pay close attention to life. There are some great things coming. Good and bad. Soon.

Comment if you are so inclined. I am curious as to who is still out there.

Blessings, Bruce

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Dance Children Dance

Please excuse the ignorant need to cuss but here is a happy video of people around the world dancing. Yup. People dancing around the world. Smile.

Where is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.


Monday, July 21, 2008

You Can't Just Bomb Iran

Israel does have the capacity to "hurt" Iran's nuclear ambitions but it's long range air power and strike abilities are not nearly strong enough to "finish" the job or to "clean up" afterwards. They can only drop a few bombs.

You can expect that if Israel attacks (and it will because it cannot allow itself to be nuked) it will be left up to the US to clean up the mess. Here is a report from Ralph Peters of the New York Times that explains what all is involved in bombing Iran. Bottom line ? You better do it right.

* Take out Iran's air-defense and intelligence network to protect our attacking aircraft.
* Take down its national communications network to degrade its military reaction.
* Strike dozens of dispersed nuclear-related targets - some of them in hardened underground facilities, with others purposely placed in populated areas.
* Hit every anti-ship-missile installation along Iran's Persian Gulf coast and the Straits of Hormuz. The reflexive Iranian response to an attack would be to launch sea-skimmer missiles against oil tankers and Western warships. The Iranians know that oil's now the world's Achilles heel.
* Destroy Iran's naval capacity, including small craft, in the first 24 hours to prevent attacks on shipping (expect suicide attacks, too).
* Immediately take out all of Iran's long-range and intermediate-range missiles - not just those that could strike Israel, but those that could hit Saudi, gulf-state or Iraqi oil refineries, pipelines, port facilities and oil fields . . . or our installations in the region.
* Hit the military's key command centers in Tehran, as well as regional headquarters, with special attention to the Revolutionary Guards' infrastructure.
* Expect three to six weeks of intense air and naval fighting, followed by months of skirmishing and asymmetrical warfare. And Iraq will heat back up, too.

Screw up the effort, and today's oil prices will double or triple, with severe downstream shortages showing up in a matter of weeks - every oil tanker's insurance will be canceled immediately, even if the Straits of Hormuz remain open (unlikely).
And we'll be in the global doghouse.

I think that this is a conservative estimate. I think Venezuela will suspend oil along with Nigeria and other world wide disruptions. The enemy has a strangle hold on the world. You can expect suicide bombers in Iraq and Israel. You can expect kidnappings all around the world. There would be a world wide reaction of Jihadist forces. But all in all we probably won't have any other alternative. Pray.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Iran's Missile Bluff... Like Immature Kids Playing War

Here is an exaggerated picture of Iran's (photo-shopped) missile launch last week. It is like neighborhood kids playing "fort" and acting like they have really big water balloons ("so don't try to attack us") The only problem is ... these are not water balloons. They are nuclear weapons of mass destruction. Who is the big " 'frady' cat" ? Israel is not. These kind of threatening actions could result in the death of millions of Persians. It is immature and deadly to act like this.

Friday, July 11, 2008

99 Balloons; Understanding Precious Life

Click here to see this video
Life is precious.

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Interesting Roadside Sign

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Obama On Abortion

Barack Obama's actual record on Abortion:

0% rating with the National Right to Life Committee and 100% rating with NARAL Pro-Choice America
Co-Sponsor of the "Freedom of Choice Act" (S.1173), legislation that would nullify nearly all state and federal limitations on abortion, including the federal ban on partial-birth abortion, parental notification laws and waiting periods. It would also allow for taxpayer funding of abortions. Obama told members of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund at their conference, "Well, the first thing I'd do as president is, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing I'd do." (July 17, 2007)
Voted against an amendment to allow states to provide health insurance for an unborn child through the federal State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). (August 2, 2007, Roll Call No. 302)
Opposed the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act as an Illinois State Senator, legislation intended to protect babies who survived abortions. Obama spoke against the bill and voted against it three times. President Bush signed a federal version of this legislation in 2002.
Criticized Gonzales v. Carhart, the Supreme Court ruling upholding the federal ban on partial-birth abortion, saying, "I strongly disagree with today's Supreme Court ruling. . .I am extremely concerned that this ruling will embolden state legislatures to enact further measures to restrict a woman's right to choose, and that the conservative Supreme Court justices will look for other opportunities to erode Roe v. Wade, which is established federal law and a matter of equal rights for women."
Endorsed by the two major abortion organizations: NARAL Pro-Choice America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Barack Obama Will Make You Pay For Other's Abortions

Barack's new health plan includes abortion. The Chicago Tribune reported last year, when Senator Obama was "asked about his proposal for expanded access to health insurance, Obama said it would cover 'reproductive health services.' Contacted afterward, an Obama spokesperson said that included 'abortions.' The Obama campaign does not deny Senator Obama supports taxpayer funded abortions.

Although in recent days Senator Obama has tried to downplay his extremist views on abortion, his own Presidential website says, "...he has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women's rights under Roe v. Wade a priority as President."

Minnesota citizens already pay for 45 babies to be killed every day. This is Minnesota state law. Now, under Obama, we would be required to pay for 4,000 more every day. How can we be forced to pay for the destruction of innocent life?

The sad thing is that McCain is just as bad. When will this end ? Where will it end? True Justice is on His way. Come Lord Jesus.

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