With the rise of the tolerance movement, we have less tolerance. We had prayer and The Pledge of Allegiance was mandatory. Now prayer is forbidden and The Pledge of Allegiance is optional to say. Now we stabbings and shootings in school.
I would be amused by the effort to remove anything religious from government if it was not so sad. The idea of separation of church and state was never meant to drive religion out government. It was never meant to be a hammer against those who are religious. It was was never meant to prohibit a religious person from practicing how they see fit.
Yet in our own town of Eureka, that is precisely what is happening. We have a lawsuit that attempts to prohibit prayer even though it has been from multiple faiths, and that our Mayor had a prayer breakfast. A hint to you folks, we only pay the council for part time work, and they spend the equivalent of a full time amount of work on the job. If he wants to spend his time on a prayer breakfast, so what. I am not sure why people have such a hard time with prayer being offered. They are quick wishes of good will and guidance towards our people, our cities, and our Nation. Do you not want good things to happen to our people, cities, our Nation, etc? It is not like it is the first time you have tuned things out anyhow.
It would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being Who rules over the universe, Who presides in the councils of nations, and Whose providential aids can supply every human heart defect – that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States a government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes.
Part of his inaugural address
“No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of Providential Agency… (and) we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious (favorable) smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.”
Yet today we try to ignore the advice our great President gave us.
Even today the President gives a prayer breakfast, but we in Eureka cannot do so? Why?
Do you understand our government pays for Chaplains? The House of Representatives has one. Prisons have them. The military has about 3k chaplains. We the tax payers pay for the salaries, medical, dental, and retirement. We even pay for the building and running of chapels.
Yet we want to go nuclear on our mayor. Why?
THA SPEEDER in the RHODODENDRON PARADE
April 27th and 28th, after the Rhododendron Parade Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday
DOLBEER DONKEY DAYS
Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
Special activities, a logging show, various equipment will operate and train rides will be provided.
Filed under: Eureka, Humboldt, LDS | Tags: Christmas, Eureka, Humboldt, LDS
God bless you!
Filed under: Arcata, Eureka, Humboldt, Manila, NCRA, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Railroad, Samoa, THA, trails | Tags: Arcata, california, Eureka, Humboldt, Novato, Railroad, trails, transportation
I admit being nervous how the committee process would go. As I told NCRA at their last meeting, what they came up with was very smart. Now we have a rail with trail process around the bay. This gives our area the political capital and economic benefits we need to implement the plan a single way could not. I knew that not all the ties needed to be replaced, and the rail did not need to be replaced, yet you naysayers would not listen. We can finally move forward now that the “squeeze” folks have quieted down. For those who continue to doubt normal maintenance can raise the rail-bed effectively for sea level rise, please understand NCRA already has done this as part of the rebuilding process. They raised the trestle down in Novato. On either side the track needed to be raised to match the bridge.
I am a part of this process. I do not have a problem with putting a trail along side the rail. I do have a problem with removing the rail for a trail in these vital areas. We need the tourist train. The tourist train is about diversification of our economy.
Kathy’s Blog Spot/Eureka 1st Ward Relief Society a good friend is doing this. Right now it seems to be on Jesus Christ and Christmas. I am not sure what amount will be going to Humboldt items.
Filed under: Arcata, Eureka, Humboldt | Tags: 2012, Arcata, bayside, bridge, california, current-events, Eureka, flooding, hansen road, Humboldt, NorCal
Sorry if the lighting is not quite right on a few of them. The spring on my normal lens broke, disabling automatic exposure.
I may have not been in the majority with my votes, I did vote with a large voting block of my community in all my choices. A community dear nit wit is compromised of all the members of those living in the area. At least I voted and put out there how I voted. A person should never vote how they think the majority of the community should vote. Being in tune of the majority of my community has nothing to do with how a person should vote. They should vote for what they think is best. You may not like how I voted but posting from Hawaii a vacation spot with your vile is pathetic.
Filed under: Eureka, Humboldt | Tags: A, blood, Eureka, Humboldt, NorCal, O
Donors of Blood Types O and A are needed Today!
Currently in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties donations of blood groups O and A are not keeping pace with the needs of local patients.
Please find a Blood Mobile in your area today or tomorrow and make the time to donate
I received their email today. Remember this is the time where people most need blood and blood products. Of course there is need year around. They are open at their building till 7pm tonight. It is family night where they serve hot dogs I think. Please consider being a regular contributor. Normally they just have cookies, juice, water, popcorn, fruit, pretzels, and some other stuff.
Filed under: Eureka, Ham/Amateur Radio, harbor, Humboldt | Tags: Aleutian Islands Campaign, Amateur Radio, Antarctic, Bikini Atoll, election, ham radio, harbor district, Humboldt, Nuclear
The results were disappointing for the most part.
The stupid GMO was defeated. We have too many costs for everything, that just get passed on to the consumer, like the egg thing.
The death penalty repeal has been rightfully defeated. The irony of the situation is we are supposed to care about people who did not care how their victims died.
Three Strikes reform was passed.
With those I can feel pretty good.
Can anybody translate, “Cap, I think every one election picks lost Well done!”
I spent the night at the Humboldt Amateur Radio Club meeting. First half was business, where I brought up Harbor District’s proposed RV park on Woodley Island. I brought it up because that is where field day is held twice a year. The grass areas would be replaced with RV spots, eliminating any place to set up the antennas. The idea is to practice establishing global contacts in case of disaster. The nice thing about that spot is the public exposure. Some Hams like that spot, others are like we can move anywhere.
Second half was an interesting presentation by WWII Navy Photographer. He served in the Pacific theater. He photographed the Aleutian Islands Campaign, Bikini Atoll Nuclear tests, and Antarctic coastline. The Aleutian Islands Campaign is where Japan invaded, and occupied part of Alaska. one of the photographs he had from the air showed a bomb dropping in the Aleutian islands Campaign. Here was a person who witnessed the Bikini Atoll tests and walked on the ships after they were bombed. The did not know about radiation back then. I never thought I would ever meat someone who has done so much and has done these things.
Filed under: Eureka, Humboldt | Tags: Bayshore Mall, california, Eureka, Humboldt, Kmart, NorCal, Sears, shopping
Bayshore Mall parking lot from Sears to Wal-Mart was packed. We did not bother with Wal-Mart. The night before they has traffic barriers in a zig zag pattern outside for shoppers. Sears itself was packed. They sold out of the old Wii they had on sale. Kmart parking lot was full and lots of shoppers inside.
Oh yeah, lots Trick or Treating at Bayshore Mall had many more people than last year.