America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- May 8, 2017 – May 12, 2017 Remember 9/11


Well, the French election is over and Monsieur Macron becomes Monsieur le President.

And if European elections are your thing, there is another one this week, on Thursday in Britain.

So, What Happened in France? PJ Media

And whatever Happened to the Civil Rights Movement? City Journal

Paris Looking for 3 Armed Terror Suspects

Brave Republicans at Berkeley

Shut the Chuck Up

Bye Bye Comey

6 Quick Take-Aways from Comey Firing

The Battleground for Freedom in America: College Campuses

The Bayou Taliban

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91 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- May 8, 2017 – May 12, 2017 Remember 9/11

  1. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  2. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Well, it looks like it rained all night….when it comes your way, it may wash some of the allergens out of the air for you. Breakfast is much appreciated!

    • lysie says:

      No rain today, but they forecast some Sat. and Sun.

    • The Raven says:

      Morning Quote:

      I personally tend to lean toward the warning variously attributed to everyone from Thomas Jefferson to F.D.R. (!) and Gerald R. Ford that any government that is strong enough to provide all one could desire is also strong enough to remove those goods and privileges. My personal preference is for the minimum government possible at the lowest level possible, sometimes called subsidiarity. If the local government (city, county, tax district, water district, neighborhood organization) can handle it well, then it stops there. If not, then it is a matter for the state. If something is too big for the state, such as national defense, a national currency, diplomacy and treaties, then it should be handled at the national level. Equality of opportunity over equality of outcome or benefits would be the goal. Things that can be handled informally, such as through private charity and individual initiative, should be done that way.

      Alma T. C. Boykin , What Purpose Government?

    • The Raven says:

      I was reading the 6 takeaways link and I remembered this is the guy who jailed Martha Stewart. Who appointed Fitzpatrick (Scooter Libby show trial). Who is looking for what with Flynn? Who is looking for what in Russia? Who gave a pass to Hillary.

      Compare Flynn’s forgetting to tell Pence about sanctions to Hillary’s multiple felonies not only the obvious with the Espionage Act but many others. Why doesn’t Flynn get a pass?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Comey appointed the Libby prosecutor?? Is that what you are saying?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Great, great news! Thanks for bringing us into this experience Jemian Prayers for swift & uneventful healing will continue.

    • The Raven says:

      Yes…he appointed fitzpatrick

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Thanks, I didn’t remember that.

  3. Jemian says:

    Urgent Prayer Request 10:47 PM Eastern Time

    Beloved Friends, especially those outside of Papua: here is an urgent, current prayer request: Please pray for our co-workers in Papua, Porter and Lexi Hampton. Their 12 year-old son is sick with what appears to be appendicitis, and they’ve had to wait all night for a plane to be able to come get them from the village as planes here cannot fly at night. Lexi is in the village with her four kids, while Porter is currently in town. This morning, the weather is terrible and so far the plane has been unable to land to pick them up.
    There is a doctor ready to do an appendectomy here in town, but they need to get Reece here first! Please pray that the weather would clear or that an alternative option would pop up. The plan now is for him to be picked up and moved by helicopter, which will take several more hours. Please pray with us for this family!

    • edinva says:

      Jem,joining in prayers for the Hampton family, that the weather breaks and Reece can get to the village for the appendectomy soon.

    • Jemian says:

      This just in (and copied): Update on the child from a colleague: They are out! The heli got in and was able to land. Keep praying, they couldn’t land in any close by villages, the weather is bad everywhere. So they have to go all the way up to the closest town (Wamena, 1 hr 20 min away) THEN the plane will come get them from there to take them to the town where Reece can see the doctor to see if he needs surgery. Days like today really remind me how remote our lives are here out in the jungle, and that we trust alone in the One who controls all things. We are so grateful for the amazing pilots who serve us and go out of their way to help us. Thanks for all the prayers. I will continue to keep you posted as I hear more.

      The saga is moving, but not over yet.

    • edinva says:

      Thanks for the update, Jem … continuing to hold fast to faith that it will all work out for Reece and his family. Yes, those pilots are amazing!!

    • Jemian says:

      It is now 0400 Eastern Time

      Reece (and his family) is now in Sentani (out of the jungle and in the town where I live). Actually, I hope, he has gone to the hospital about 30 minutes away. There the doctor will make the final determination about Reece’s treatment and possible operation. If he does need an operation, please pray that it will go smoothly and that infection will be kept at bay. Operations here are avoided because of the very serious risk of infection.

      I will inform you when I have new news.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Oh my….so far so good after a harrowing night for all involved. Jemian I will be keeping young Reece in my prayers and his family and doctors, etc. thanks for letting us know

    • edinva says:

      What a tough situation for that family. Glad they were able to get him to the hospital where docs can make an informed decision. Surgery anywhere and possibility of infection is always an issue, but I imagine more so at the more remote locations of planet Earth. Hopes and prayers for all.

    • Jemian says:

      And yet another update. The time here is 0547 Friday morning. It is 1647 Eastern Time. This next information was the situation approximate 9 hours ago.

      Update: Today is a national holiday so the doctor we were hoping to see is not here. There is only an emergency room doc and possibly a surgeon. They are trying to contact the doc we wanted to see. Reece is about the same. Generally miserable but not getting any worse at this point. He’s hanging in there and being quite a trooper. All the beds in the hospital were also full but one just opened up in a class 3 room (7 patients to a room). We are booked to go in there if we must spend the night but are considering the option of just keeping Reece at the western clinic in Sentani to watch him overnight if he is not getting progressively worse. Pray for wisdom. Currently awaiting lab results on blood draw and will go from there.”

      I don’t know what may have transpired overnight. For that matter, I don’t know what yesterday’s holiday was about. But, anyway, there you are. Keep praying. Saga not ended yet.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Got it….thanks Jemian …a difficult situation….being “in the dark” as to what is happening.

    • Jemian says:

      And this AM’s update:

      Keep praying for Reece, friends! Update from his dad: 7am: Reece made it through the night ok. The nurses woke him up about every 1-2 hrs to poke him with something or change his IV bag or take vitals. They did start him on an IV med, either Ceftriaxone or Metronidazole. Had one brief period where he was writhing around with some pretty intense pain. He did manage to get some sleep though for which we are praising God. Lex and I got some sleep here and there through the night. Waiting for a doctor to show and tell us where we go from here. Pray if it is concluded that he needs surgery that it will be done today. He’s pretty miserable and another 24+ hrs of waiting wouldnt be easy.

    • Jemian says:

      Update on 12 year old boy for those who are praying: he will have surgery today around 3pm (it is about 11 am now). Thank you for your continued prayers for him and his family. Praise God for His protection over them thus far.
      ***edited to add: apparently his appendix has already ruptured. Surgery still scheduled for 3. I get all this info secondhand and don’t understand what is going on now. Please pray for protection and wisdom for all involved.

    • edinva says:

      If my calculation is correct, it’s not 1:42p there? (11:42p EDT). Anyway, I am sure the Hamptons want to see Reece in and out of surgery ASAP. It’s hard for us in our comfortable US to even imagine what it’s like to have an emergency of this nature at a remote corner of the world. God will bless them. Looking forward to a happy update in the morning.

    • Jemian says:

      When you posted Ed, it was 12:42. Add one hour to Eastern time and then move forward 12 hours.

    • mustknowhistory says:

      Any updates this morning? If it is 7 am on Friday here, it must be abou 8 pm friday there and his surgery should have happened about four hours ago?

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Hoping we get one soon mkh

    • Jemian says:

      And there has been no word at all. That alone makes me very nervous. I will post something when I know something.

    • Molly Pitcher says:


    • Jemian says:

      This just in:

      Thanks for praying for our friends son. This morning the ultrasound showed a perforated appendix. Unfortunately surgery could not be done till 3 this afternoon. The surgeon said it went well. Please continue to pray against infection.

      Praise the Lord!

    • Jemian says:

      And one more update for tonight:

      Thanks all around the world who are praying: “Reece is out of surgery and back in his own room. Doc said his appendix was very large for his age and had multiple perforations. Reece is now resting. Thanks for continuing to pray that there will be no secondary infection. As of right now they are saying we’ll likely be here 3 days for monitoring and IV antibiotics.”

      This has been a nightmare that all the parents here face. We know that we are bringing our children into a place with limited health care. My husband and I discussed and prayed about this matter and all three of our children expressed, although we never did count them as being mature enough to make this important decision, their view that the blessings outweighed the dangers. Still, this was scary.

      I am quite relieved this week’s story is currently doing well. Thank you all for taking this matter to the Throne of Grace where we find help in time of need.

  4. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  5. The Raven says:

    Morning quote:

    “The problem is power. The solution is democracy. The course of action is to foster freedom.”

    – R.J. Rummel’s solution to mega murders by governments.

    His book (Death by Government) documents that democracies commit far less killings than other regimes. The underlying principle is that the less freedom people have, the greater the violence; the more freedom, the less the violence.

  6. The Raven says:

    Jem is it too early to talk football?

    Here’s the scouting report….Auburn is up and Tennessee is down

  7. Molly Pitcher says:

    Oh boy…Washington blowing up over the Comey firing

  8. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Good morning lysie…I am off to do errands before yard work when it warms up
      ! Yesterday was so cold! Thinking about you and those darn allergies…is there anything that helps? I have been using Flonase since Feb….not sure it helps or not, and in another few weeks I will suspend, and see what happens.

    • lysie says:

      Good morning , Molly. It’s been so darn windy the pollen swirls around. Cars are covered with it. I have heard about Flonase.

  9. The Raven says:

    Off to the lake for fishing this AM

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      OK! Good luck!

    • lysie says:

      Have fun. What type of fish are you fishing for? Bass..Trout..Walleye…other??

    • The Raven says:

      What type? Bass mostly… I caught a big catfish (14″) and a small white bass today.

    • edinva says:

      lysie … I use flonase. It really works but I don’t know if its effect is immediate. I just use it every day all year long. I used to just use it when I felt I needed it, then the congestion started up again … so now I just use it every day and breath much more easily. It used to be Rx only but now is OTC. I still use the Rx kind but don’t know what the difference is. Short ter, yu probably want an OTC version of Claritin.

      There were frost notices in counties N and W of DC last night,, maybe again tonight (we’re S of DC and close by the river, so it’s always a bit more moderate here). I am loving these days, it’s not quite cold, barely chilly, nice strong breezes. My kinda weather. Past couple of days I have been really hitting the Fitbit trail, exceeding the pre-set goal of 10K steps a day. It’s so easy to walk on beautiful days. Even bought one of those 50 spf hats with the huge brim that covers my entire face and neck … I look like the disguised Holly Golightly without Audrey Hepburn’s face. Or figure.

      Does anyone recall Bill Clinton’s firing of then FBI Director Sessions called a “massacre” by the media? My memory must be failing me.

    • tillacum says:

      Hope you got a bigun.

  10. The Raven says:

    So. Rush thinks the French email hack was a big lie. LINK

  11. Molly Pitcher says:

    Goodness…just heard that our former president received a “Courage Award” this weekend at the Kennedy School……🙄

  12. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone. Thanks for the start, Molly. Still feel yucky. 😦

  13. The Raven says:

    Texas becomes Number 11 – States for Constitutional Amendments
    – Mark Levin = This is the NUMBER ONE issue (link)

  14. Jemian says:

    And my Korean students informed me the Korean election is Tuesday. Pray for the South Koreans.

  15. The Raven says:

    With government health care you get treated for pre-existing conditions but die waiting in the queue

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