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As football season kicks off we are presented with a whole new form of protest. As this blog suggests I am all about people standing for what they believe and peacefully protesting for their beliefs.

As much as I disagree with these athletes not showing their respect during our National Anthem. I do think it’s the individual’s right to participate or not. I mean that’s the whole point of our country, the ability to speak freely and not be persecuted for it, at least by our government. Some countries would have these characters in prison or at least facing major repercussions. Thanks God we live in the USA.

Let’s look a little deeper at the professional athletes and why they are protesting. We have a top rated QB in the NFL who affiliates himself with a radical, racist group BLM. He has stated that he cannot respect the country or flag of that country who oppresses a certain race. Well, mister QB, let us take a quick step back, racism as BLM explains it has been dead for decades. People cannot be held accountable for the actions of past generations, only the actions of their own. In fact, the racism that is blatantly on display is from the BLM group, period.  


I was on a social platform the other day and a video came across my screen, I don’t usually pay these any attention but due to current events I had to check it out. It had a group of thugs and or “activists” squaring off with the police in the streets. They were yelling and daring the police to act on them. Screaming things such as its whites or blacks in this neighborhood, and the us blacks are going anywhere so F*** you white Mother Fer’s. Given not all the police where white in fact a number of where black and Hispanic. I immediately reported it to the admin of this platform for being racist, clearly the verbiage was and the actions. I was given the response that they didn’t find t to be racist and would not take action and remove the video. What a crock of shit! If it had been one white guy saying this type of stuff that video would be banned in a second.


This scene isn’t isolated to that video in fact it is becoming more and more common. Rather that’s being caused by our leadership across the country or by billionaires stirring the waters. These BLM activists are causing this country to go backwards, to a time they don’t want to re-live, and neither would I as a white American. We have to progress as a country not fall back into a black vs white society.

 So what can we do to show these athletes that their disrespect is unacceptable towards a country who gave them the ability to do what they love, and make millions doing it. I mean in all fairness these athletes and actors are nothing more than “jesters” of our times. Jesters who get paid way too much and who people look up to for some odd reason.  

Here’s what we can do we can vote with our money! Spend our time and our money on companies and entertainment which aligns with our values. I likely won’t stop watching the NFL, however the teams who allow this behavior, I will not purchase any of their products or watch their games. I know I might miss a couple good plays or a great game, but that’s the price to pay for my vote. The actors who protest in this ridiculous manner will never get my money for one of their films.

I suggest everyone takes this type of action. Money talks and if we can impact the revenue of these organizations, likely we can cause them to rectify this problem.

Seriously, we have people who have given everything for this country and for the right of these individuals to speak freely. I suggest they don’t take this sacrifice’s for granted. The flag is symbol of that sacrifice and a symbol of freedom. So by protesting the National Anthem or the US Flag, these characters are blind to that fact. Without this flag or those sacrifices by our soldiers for generations, their voices wouldn’t be free they wouldn’t be able to make a ton of money playing a game etc..

Across all areas of my life I try to support veterans and veteran owned businesses. I vote with my money if you will and I suggest you do as well. Veterans are everywhere, I hire them at my work because of their ability to focus and complete the job at hand. I hire them to do things for my business and for my home.

Just the other day I had a tree fall on my home, it wasn’t as bad as it sounds, thankfully. However, what did I do I searched for local veteran ran businesses to help me out. I found a great tree service ran by a two tour Marine, he was efficient and professional.  He recommended a gutter cleaning company, Gutter Boise owned by another local veteran. This guy was tops!

We had to replace a whole section of the gutter system, so we decided to replace the entire gutter system with a clog free option. The to highlight our gutters with some rain chains and such. Any way he was able to bid us an incredibly low price and had the gutters replaced within days.  

Veterans rock, they are the reason we have the ability to protest. The ability to freely pursue our dreams be it business, art or whatever. So vote with your dollars, stop giving money to these athletes or actors who slap our veterans in the face and disrespect the ones who gave everything for our freedoms.   

Presidential Race- ACA

This year we have the opportunity to elect a new Commander in Chief for this great country. As this process started nearly a year ago we had more than 15 choices on one side and 3-4 on the other. As we know the field has been dwindled down to just two, well I suppose there is a third option, so I’ve heard. However, the main two options are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The National Conventions just concluded last week and we as Americans have been given a glimpses into what the next four years under these nominee’s would look like. Hillary Clinton came out saying that the policies of the current President were a good start down the road she would continue on and build upon. While Donald Trump sees this road as a dead end or rather one that takes our country right off a cliff. So the question comes down to what direction you see as best for this country. The current course of growing Government and limiting rights of the people. Or, a change in direction away from a growing State and less restrictions on citizens.

When we look at specific issues this becomes clearer and might help illustrate my point a bit better. Before I do I think it’s interesting just how close this race is. With opposing sides declaring the other is essentially the devil. This displays just how split our country is because honestly both candidates lack luster if you get what I mean. Hillary Clinton has a serious trust issue, security concerns and likely corruption within her foundation. While Donald Trump’s business success has had its failures and he has had some bankruptcies and left vendors unpaid.  

Another interesting difference is the resumes of these candidates with one Hillary Clinton a career politician and Donald Trump a Career business man. Both with differing prisms in which they see the country.

I wanted to lay the above foundation in preparation for a series of posts to cover the various political topics.

The remainder of this post will take a look at the Affordable Care Act “ObamaCare” and discuss the current realities where each candidate’s see’s it going and what that would mean for our country.

I was discussing this topic with a business owner I know back in my hometown. He runs a local drywall repair and installation company and has become tremendously effected by the ACA. The expansion he planned was put on hold due to regulations and cost of insurance. It has really been a roadblock for him and so many other businesses. As the cost of insurance is rising, the reporting requirements, regulations and fines are a tremendous burden.

He feels as I do that healthcare should be available to those who need it. However, the Affordable Care Act was not Health Care reform, as it didn’t change how health care was offered. It was Health Insurance reform. Granted that industry did need to evolve a bit, however, other industries drive the cost of service out of control. Industries such as Pharmaceuticals and Hospitals. We as Americans pay significantly more for the same drugs as our neighbors around the world. As well our doctor’s visits and hospital care is more than most countries. I understand quality matters but these are serious issues and is where we find the differences in our candidates.

Hillary, she would like to continue on the same path towards a universal healthcare system. In theory it sounds great everyone has healthcare at any time. In practicality that system has never proven to work. The citizens are tasked with incredibly high tax rates and the care is sub-par and not timely. The course we are on now and the one she would have us continue on would lead to a national Medicare model which is a failed system and will ultimately lead to more corruption, such as in our banking system.  

As we’ve seen in the last couple of years Insurance Carriers are getting out of the exchanges or going belly up due to the exchange. These companies where promised millions of dollars in subsidies from the administration, but where paid fractions of what they were owed. Causing many to fail and more in the coming year. Prices are skyrocketing where likely to see some states such as Texas raise premiums bby more than 60% in 2017. So what is this causing? Well as designed it is causing may Health Carriers to leave the market leaving a few for the government to work with. If we continue down this course, we will only have 3-5 carriers in the US. Thus limiting our options and raising our expenses.  

Donald I believe see’s this and will do everything in his power to overturn the current ACA. If he uses the Power of the pen like Obama has, he may very likely sign and executive order revoking this catastrophe. I believe D. Trump recognizes the burden of this law not only on employers and employees but also on the Health Insurance industry. Trump would look at policies to lower prescription drug costs and doctor visits. It really comes down to those two things, if those two are reasonable insurance premiums would be as well. How do you control those costs?

It’s simple get more US students into Medical School, right now it is very limiting percentage wise how many qualified young adults get accepted into school. Hire more teaches graduate more doctors and increase the supply to meet the demand.

With prescription drug companies we need to limit their cost of goods. There is no reason to sell the same drug at a fraction of the cost in a different country than in the US. Many of these companies are based here in the US and subject to Government policy. The problem is their lobby is strong, very strong. That’s where an outsider who doesn’t accept their campaign dollars is super important. They can impose regulations and the like without concern for their pressure.

These two things alone would bring the cost of insurance down across the board and allow more people access to coverage. Once the drug companies and hospitals are in control than something like the ACA may work, but likely won’t be needed as employers could voluntarily offer coverage since it’s affordable. Employers like the one mentioned earlier want to offer coverage. Offering Health Insurance helps recruit better employees and helps keep them productive. The trick isn’t to mandate it through government but rather make t so affordable it’s not an option for an employer not to offer it.

Again the status quo with Hillary will only lead down the same road. One headed off a cliff where the only one who can save it is the Government. They will save it by taking control and forcing it upon the people. The Government does very little efficiently or effectively. Not to say they are not needed, but that the system has become one of self-serving purpose.

The change can only come from the outside and D. Trump is that candidate. He knows how to run an organization both domestically and abroad. He realizes the government reach and regulation only drag the US down and is not a sustainable model. The prism in which he views things is one of efficiencies and effectiveness, as any business person with his level of success would be. For this issue he is our guy!

Religion is it the Devil?

Religion is it the Devil? well is Religion at least the vehicle of the Devil? These are fairly thought provoking questions to say the least. No I’m not the anti-Christ for suggesting such a thing. Let’s take a bit closer look at this topic. I was in a discussion with a friend of mine and we started talking about this somewhat controversial topic. The funny or Sad thing is most Religions worship the same God, or they say they do. However, they vary in their understanding of God with different profits or teachers of the word of God. Different teachings one might argue are instilled by the “dark side”?

So here is something to think about and chime in on.

Before we discuss this lets first describe the Devil, where he came from and some other ways religion describe hell and Satan. According to the Old Testament, the Devil or Satan is a Fallen Angel banished from Heaven for trying to defy God and believing he was as powerful as God. He was Gods Top Angel turned bad, he and 1/3 of the angels who side with him where banished to Hell and out of Heaven. In Satan’s attempt to test God and oppose him, he introduced Sin into this world. Sin from the forbidden Fruit of the Garden of Eden. We all know the story, and so God and Satan are in a battle a battle you can’t see but is taking place in the minds, thoughts and actions of Mankind. The victor of this battle wins the soul of Gods most treasured creation, Mankind. A creation said to have made Satan, Jealous as God granted us free will. Free will to accept or deny his being and authority. Satan didn’t have that chance, nor do any of the Angels above or below. 

We have a number of references within a variety of religion as to a Devil, a Dark side, an Underworld. Where ever there is Good there must also be Bad. This is the argument of the Atheist, that religions, Gods etc. are made up possibly the purpose of controlling the people. Well science is aligning more and more with the beliefs found in Religion as to the theory of evolution. This post will focus on not if there is a God or Satan, but if Religion can be or is used by the Devil to win these souls.

We have a few Major Religions in the world some of which teach direct action against non-believers and other which teach love for all things, and everything in between. These religions include Islam, Catholicism, Judaism then have Buddhists and Hindi which don’t necessarily believe in a single God, but have over a billion followers.

The Hindi and Buddhists teach of how the world and its different aspects are tied to separate gods and/or the universe. Where the energy of the universe is carried on and how it works in each of us. Including teachings of rebirth and transcendence. These religions are very rarely engaged in the type of violence we see around the world today. But, one might pose the question if there is a single God who created the universe, would that God not be upset with this type of thinking? I would pose God would be, as they don’t have a relationship with the True God. Thus, being a diversion set in place by the “Devil”, Or Satan, as he’s also called.  This diversion, if so, would help Satan claim the eternal souls of the believers, as they do not recognize God.

Judaism, believes in the God of Abraham and the teaching in the Old testament. A number of religions have spawned off Judaism which remains a very prevalent religion. The Old Testament of the Bible is all about their ancestors as the people of God of Abraham. There are many rituals and ceremonies which are still carried out today. They tend to believe in the rituals of the old testament and through those you can reach God etc.


A prevalent religion “Christianity” was founded in Judaism and believes in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament of the bible. The New testament is centered around Jesus Christ and his teaching through his life and his disciples. In Christianity Jesus is believed to be the Son of God and that through him is the way to reach God. Judaism, does not recognize Jesus Christ as the Son of God and therefore is considered separate at the core of Christian beliefs. They both Worship the same God but have differing opinions as to how to talk with and interact with God. Christianity can be further broken into many denominations such as protestant or Catholic. Again to be Christian is to recognize Jesus Christ as the Son of God and accept him into your heart.


The multiple denominations of Christianity emphasize different teachings that drive their values. Such as Baptists who believe you must be baptized in the name of Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit, in order to have your soul saved by God and have eternal life in His presence. Another denomination is Catholicism, which is much more regimented with different levels of priests who are considered intermediaries between you and God. The Catholic religion was dominating the world and forcefully converting people for many years. Their tactics have changed as they remain fairly dominate in a big part of the world. I consider them Christians for the mere fact they believe Jesus Christ to be the Son of God. However true Christianity is void of hierarchies in the church, believing everyone has the ability to interact with God, through Jesus Christ. For this reason and the issues, you see in the news with the catholic church and their leaders, one might argue it’s another diversion instilled by Satan to keep Mankind from a true relationship with God. When as much or more attention is given to saints and the likes it devalues God. So I think this can be a valid argument. One my friend

Christianity at its core focuses not on the “old” way of communicating with God, but the “new” way. The way taught in the old testament focused on rituals and ceremonies, granted at one time these were the methods and teachings Christians believe to be accurate. Christian, or to be Christian is to believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and he died on the cross for our sins, knowing not a single one of us was worthy of God’s presence without his sacrifice. Essentially he bore the weight of all believer’s sins, allowing them to have eternal life after death in the presence of God, himself and all other believers. It’s really that simple, the path to God is through Jesus Christ, in the Christian religion. The acceptance of Jesus Christ as the Son of God and your savior. The rest of the Bible can be thought of as a “life manual” a complex writing of how to live life. Guidance usually given in parables and commandments. Again, not a Single One of Us is Worthy of God’s Presence, but, only through Jesus Christ who if asked can forgive our sin’s. Rather you believe one sin is greater evil than another, we all sin. Jesus Christ offers forgiveness of our sins and if we follow his path of Love, we will live a greater life here on earth and in Heaven. There are those who believe Jesus was a nice and influential person, but not the divine offspring of God. To them they may see this as the “dark side” deceiving. To that I ask why would he use Love as his message?


Islam is the last one I’ll discuss which dates back around 610 AD, that’s after Jesus Christ’s deaths. Islam believes in many of the same things throughout the Old and New testaments. They part ways with in the New Testament, it is believed that Jesus was the last messenger of God, and until his return there would be no others. This is where Islam branches off, with a Profit called Mahammad who had revelations from the angel Gabriel, one of Gods most important Angels. These revelations gave birth to Islam and set the rules around religion. Teaching that indeed there was may messengers of God which were given holy texts. The Torah was with Moses, The Zaboor or Psalms given to David, the Injeel or Gospel give to Jesus. This Christianity and Islam agree on most aspects with in these three books. However, differing opinions on the beginning, middle and end. Beyond these common books and beliefs, Islam is based around a fourth book The Qur’an was given to Mahammad as the final book to clarify all things. Apparently God felt that man had continued to corrupt is previous books, so whatever the Qu’ran says in opposition to the first three books should be followed as the true word of God. There are in the Qu’ran which require strict rules on Women and non-believers. Truly brutal punishments for disobedience, many of times calling for death. Many times as we are seeing on the world stage today calling for total submission or conversion. Dare you be a non-believer or Christian in Iraq or Syria right now, We can only pray for mercy! Is it possible the “dark one” was prophesizing to Mohammad and not the Angel Michael? Not ot say the religion as a whole is evil but how better to corrupt souls as to run a parallel religion with one ultimate layer, the one whose rules override the previous?


So let’s take a step back as a Christian if you didn’t already know. After the New testament it declares there will be no more messengers, Jesus was the last. Others would try but they would be false profits, sent by Satan. Islam agrees with 80% of Christianity, But, Mahammad and the Quran are the final word of God. A teaching which as we can see today is anything but the religion of “love”. The teaching of Jesus, the Gospel is filled with proof God is Love Jesus is Love who do require acknowledgement and further, following and believing in.  

So as I wrap this up I want to make a very clear distinction between religion and the people who are believers of the religion. Even though a religion maybe corrupt I believe people are inherently drawn to the light, so will cling on to the good and act on the bad. Rather that be in the catholic church, Christian, Jewish, or Islamic. Just the same we have radicals in every one of those groups and many more, who try to exploit situations for their own gain. Not for the betterment and peaceful advancement of humanity. Such forces have always been met with force and eliminated and will always be trumped by the Light.

 So I will conclude by standing up for my beliefs that while religious people are not evil in many cases evil uses religion to promote its agenda.

I encourage your input and point of view as long as its respectful and not slander. Much like my friend who helped me formulate or put my views onto paper. We didn’t agree on everything but did agree you need to formulate your views and stand up for them with conviction.

Dick, runs a small business and much like his personal beliefs he tells me you have to stand up for why you’re in business and your expertise. I will absolutely be calling him for my pest control here in Boise. The passion speaks volume as to his results. His site is www.pestcontrolserviceboise.com . it’s fairly new he said, but it looks decent to me. Good job man, and thanks again!

Again, thanks for letting me view my opinion and stand up and voice my beliefs. I would encourage you to do the same, in a constructive and safe way.


Are Assault Riffles responsible?

In the news today is the worst mass shooting in American history in Orlando. Some terrorist who I care no to mention as he has no power and his name should vanish from the world.

As I look on Facebook there is a group of people who would like to blame “assault riffles” for the tragedy. First off a riffle is a riffle, if its used to assault someone or something I suppose you can term it that. But technically these are semi- auto or fully auto riffles. One side of our country would like to ban this type of weapon. In my opinion they are sheep being lead by the left media.

Riffles do not kill people! People use instruments to kill people, in this case it was a semi-auto riffle. It is the beliefs and doctrine of people that cause them to act this way towards others. It is there ignorance and closed minds!

One must be careful as to what they ask for. The reason we are legally allowed to own these weapons is to protect ourselves from others with bad intentions. This would also include protection from our Government. That’s right from our Government! Our forefather came from a tyrannical government and knew what they were talking about and why they wrote the 2nd amendment, if you need some more info on the 2nd A, visit wikipedia here,  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

Ultimately we the people should have the right to own anything the government does. But this wasn’t between the government and the people. It was a clash between Islamic and Western ideology. Islamic ideology is one-sided, either your one of them or your the devil, literally.

They have been slow playing this country for decades infiltrating every branch of our government. For god’s sake they advise our president on policy in the middle east. How is this even possible?

So no Assault riffles are not responsible for mass shootings! In this case our leadership failed!

They failed to fully investigate this devil 4 years ago and again 2 years ago when he came up on their radar.

They have failed at letting this “radical Islamic” doctrine Survive in the US.

They continue to fail with their policies and allowing un-vetted individuals into this country. It doesn’t matter if their from the Middle East or not. If one doesn’t pass the background screen, don’t let them in!  Not enough time to screen them? Don’t let them in! We pay the government for security and infrastructure, well maybe we shouldn’t pay taxes? Just a thought, I mean if I don’t do what I get paid to do, they stop paying me….

Oh and by the way its not racist  to screen immigrants. Its fair for all races and all immigrants!

I think every citizen in the US should own multiple guns and be required to get certified in their use.

I encourage you to push back against the anti-gun activists. who are actually anti-liberty and anti-American! They are sheep being lead by an ideology that only the government can provide for the citizens. Well the truth is only the citizens can provide for the government. We own them and they answer to us!

The Government will never have your interests at heart only their own and how they can grow the system. Furthermore, pay the elected officials more and more, while growing the dependence on government for the citizens.

Vote while we still can! Vote for people who don’t want to take your liberties away but protect them. Do your research, and Vote!


Welcome to my new blog

Welcome all,

I created this blog not for a one sided forum, or to promote my view. Which I will! But to encourage all to Stand for their views, no matter what others say! Dont go with the flow, pick you direction and fight! You do have the Power to Stand!

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