Friday, August 22, 2014

Religion Gone Wrong -- YOU WORRY ME!

This pilot hit the nail right on the head in his open letter.

A newspaper stated that some Muslim doctor is saying we are profiling
him because he has been checked three times while getting on an
airplane. The following is a letter from a pilot.This well - spoken
man, who is a pilot with American Airlines, says what is in his heart,
beautifully.

YOU WORRY ME!
By Captain John Maniscalco, American Airlines Pilot
I've been trying to say this since 911, but you worry me. I wish you
didn't. I wish when I walked down the streets of this country that I
love, that your color and culture still blended with the beautiful
human landscape we enjoy in this country. But you don't blend in
anymore. I notice you, and it worries me.

I notice you because I can't help it anymore. People from your
homelands, professing to be Muslims, have been attacking and killing
my fellow citizens and our friends for more than 20 years now. I don't
fully understand their grievances and hate, but I know that nothing
can justify the inhumanity of their attacks.
On September 11, ARAB-MUSLIMS hijacked four jetliners in my country.
They cut the throats of women in front of children and brutally
stabbed to death others, hacking their necks, over and over, with box
cutters. They took control of those planes and crashed them into
buildings, killing thousands of proud fathers, loving sons, wise
grandparents, elegant daughters, best friends, favorite coaches,
fearless public servants, and children's mothers.

The Palestinians celebrated, the Iraqis were overjoyed as was most of
the Arab world. So, I notice you now. I don't want to be worried. I
don't want to be consumed by the same rage, hate and prejudice that
has destroyed the soul of these terrorists.  But I need your help. As
a rational American, trying to protect my country and family in an
irrational and unsafe world, I must know how to tell the difference
between you, and the Arab/Muslim terrorist.
How do I differentiate between the true Arab/Muslim Americans and the
Arab/Muslim terrorists in our communities who are attending our
schools, enjoying our parks, and living in OUR communities under the
protection of OUR constitution, while they plot the next attack that
will slaughter MORE of the same good neighbors and children?

The events of September 11 changed the answer.. It is not MY
responsibility to determine which of you embraces our great country,
with ALL of its religions, with ALL of its different citizens, with
all of its faults. It is time for every Arab/Muslim in this country to
determine it for me.
I want to know, I DEMAND to know and I have a right to know, whether
or not you love America ..... Do you pledge allegiance to its flag? Do
you proudly display it in front of your house, or on your car? Do you
pray in your many daily prayers that Allah will bless this nation;
that He will protect it and let it prosper? Or do you pray that Allah
will destroy it in one of your Jihads? Are you thankful for the
freedom that this nation affords? A freedom that was paid for by the
blood of hundreds of thousands of patriots, who have through our
history, given their lives for this country? Are you willing to
preserve this freedom by also paying the ultimate sacrifice? Do you
love America?? If this is your commitment, then I need YOU to start
letting ME know about it.
Your Muslim leaders in this nation should be flooding the media at
this time with hard facts on your faith, and what hard actions YOU are
taking as a community and as a religion to protect the United States
of America. Please, no more benign overtures of regret for the death
of the innocent, because I worry about who you regard as innocent....
No more benign overtures of condemnation for the unprovoked attacks,
because I worry about what is unprovoked to you. I am not interested
in any more sympathy; I am interested only in action. What will you do
for America - our great country - at this time of continuing crisis,
at this time of war?

I want to see Arab-Muslims waving the AMERICAN flag in the streets. I
want to hear you chanting 'Allah Bless America'. I want to see young
Arab/Muslim men enlisting in the military. I want to see a commitment
of money, time and emotion to the victims of this butchering and to
our returning wounded and to this nation as a whole.
The FBI has had a long list of people they’ve wanted to interact with
regarding the threats that they believe to be ongoing. Many of these
people live and socialize right now in Muslim communities. You know
them. You know where they are. Give the FBI a heads up as to where
they maybe.. Better yet, hand them over to us, NOW! But I have seen
little even approaching this sort of action. Instead I have seen an
already closed and secretive community close even tighter. You have
disappeared from the  streets. You have posted armed security guards
at your facilities. You have threatened lawsuits. You have screamed
for protection from reprisals.

The very few Arab/Muslim representatives, like CARE, that HAVE
appeared in the media were defensive and equivocating. They seemed
more concerned with making sure that the United States apologize and
take responsibility for actions defending our own people. They seemed
more concerned with protecting their fellow Muslims from violence
directed towards them in the United States and abroad than they did
with supporting our country and denouncing 'leaders' like the late
Khadafi, the late Hussein, Farrakhan, and the late Arafat.
If the true teachings of Islam proclaim tolerance and peace and love
for all people, then I want chapter and  verse from the Koran and
statements from popular Muslim leaders to back it up. What good is it
if the teachings in the Koran are good, pure, and  true, when your
'leaders' ARE teaching fanatical interpretations, terrorism, and
intolerance? It matters little how good Islam SHOULD BE if huge
numbers of the world's Muslims interpret the teachings of Mohammed
incorrectly and adhere to a degenerative form of the religion. A form
that has been demonstrated to us over and over again. A form whose
structure is built upon a foundation of violence, death, and suicide.
A form whose members are recruited from the prisons around the world.
A form whose members (some as young as five years old) are seen day
after day, week in and week out, year after year, marching in the
streets around the world, burning effigies of our presidents, burning
the American flag, shooting weapons into the air. A form whose members
convert from a peaceful religion, only to take up arms against the
great United States of America, the country of their birth. A form
whose rules are so twisted, that their traveling members refuse to
show their faces at airport security checkpoints, in the name of
Islam.
We will NEVER allow the attacks of September 11, or any others for
that matter, to take away that which is so precious to us -- our
rights under the greatest constitution in the world. I want to know
where every Arab Muslim in this country stands and I think it is my
right and the right of every true citizen of this country to DEMAND
it. A right paid for by the blood of thousands of my brothers and
sisters who died protecting the very constitution that is protecting
you and your family.
I am pleading with you to let me know. I want you here as my brother,
my neighbour, my friend, as a fellow American...... But there can be
no grey areas or ambivalence regarding your allegiance,  and it is up
to YOU, to show ME, where YOU stand. Until then, " YOU  WORRY ME!"

CANADIAN  COMMENTS:
I  totally agree with this sentiment. I hope you will forget all about
the 'political correctness' mandate we've had rammed down our throats
by so many on the left, and see if this doesn't ring true in your
heart and mind. For Canada, with all the multiculturalism we've been
told is so important....why should we not, as Canadians, expect that
the millions of new people immigrating to our country will show their
love for our country, their allegiance to our country, their
willingness to obey the laws of our country, and acceptance that we
are a Christian country? Just because they are able to enjoy
exercising their own religion, they should NOT expect us to be ashamed
of ours. They knew Canada was a Christian country when they came here.
Why are we erasing Christianity because immigrants who are unwilling
to adopt our way of life expect us to? There is just too much insanity
in the world, and we have to start taking a stand.
I hope you will forward this, so that others will feel they are not
alone if they are starting to feel the same.


BRITISH COMMENTS:
At last a clear  non - racist  example of the concerns that the vast majority of our Nations population probably share.
The pilot's letter encapsulates all that is fair and just about national pride and protection of one's national culture.
I fear it may be too late here in UK, BUT we too want our country back in the form
that attracted all these different cultures to come here in the first
place!! In all our conversations with a wide range of friends and
acquaintances we have  not met one  that disagrees with our own views.
If only we all had the courage of our convictions to pass this on, it
is a statement that should be accepted as the heart-felt feelings of
someone with honest commendable national pride.
Not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists to date have been
Muslims. Stand up and be counted!

Australian Comment :  
Best email I have had in years it needs to be
in every paper every day until we get some answers.
We need all be very concerned, note the pattern in Australia is the same for the other countries above.
Where are the believers of Islam in our beloved  country standing up and being counted in all these issues?
I have not seen one!


Monday, May 19, 2014

What's In A Name?

I was asked this on a website and I thought it would befitting to put on here:
On Howwwl.com my name on here is Lanie Mecher....but my birth name Kelsey Elaine Mecher (my father nicknames me Laine).  So for this post I present you my first name:  Kelsey.

I have always known what my name meant.  As a child I was curious so I looked it up....."Ship Island"  Basically my name loves the water and ships, and islands.  I knew I should have been born in Hawaii!! :)




Kelsey can be used as for a female or for a male.

Pronounced:  KEL-see

Old English origin meaning "victorious ship" ; Ships victory, from the ship island.

In Irish the name Kelsey means "Brave"

In Norse the name Kelsey means "From the Ship's Island"

SoulUrge Number: 1

People with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details.

Expression Number: 5

People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions. They tend to be optomistic, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily. They may be changeable, restless, untidy, and rebellious.

Famous People with the name Kelsey:  Kelsey Grammer.

"Training wheels are off. Dad asks little girl if she’s ready. She’s ready, but scared so she hangs on for dear life. Dad holds on to his little girl, while she’s pedaling her new bicycle.  As he starts letting go, she keeps going and going. He finally does what all fathers hate to do: he let’s go. He’s so proud of his little girl on her bicycle pedaling it just right, keeping it straight! He yells, “Good girl Kelsey. Great job!!” As a worried father he doesn’t want her to get too much ahead so he calls her back. But as every wanderer child, she doesn’t. She keeps going….and going….and going. He finally realizes she’s not turning back. He races down the sidewalk yelling at his little girl, screaming for Kelsey to get back. He screams at her 'Where are you going?' She looks over her shoulder and yells out with a smile on her face 'To McDonalds!!'"

In 1991, McDonalds came out with this commercial.  As this commercial was playing at the hospital where my parents and my brother were at waiting for my arrival my brother turned to our parents and stated 'If it's a girl her name has got to be Kelsey'.

June 2nd, 1991....Kelsey was born and she loves McNuggets from McDonalds and loves being by the ocean.  She fishes as often as she can and dreams of living in Hawaii surrounded by Islands!!!!

This has been my poem ever since I was born and I live by it to this day:

"I'd rather be the ship that sails
and rides the billows wild and free;
Than to be the ship that always fails
to leave its port and go to sea,

I'd rather feel the sting of strife,
where gales are born and tempests roar;
than to settle down to useless life
and rot in dry dock on the shore,

I'd rather fight some mighty wave
with honor and supreme command;
and fill at last a well-earned grave,
than to die in ease upon the sand.

I'd rather drive where sea storms blow,
and be the ship that always failed
to make the ports where it would go,
than to be the ship that never sailed."

I wouldn't change my name for anything.  I love my name, I love hearing my name, and I love for what it stands for!!!

:)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Maybe.....

Once again I am put on the spotlight of writing in my favorite blog "Three Little Birds".  I still enjoy this blog, still enjoy that I am bringing Bob Marley back in my head everytime I open this blog.  And that's a good thing.  I need to be reminded of Marley tunes as well as others but "Three Little Brids" will always be a part of me that can never be broken or taken away from.

Once again we are hit with a New Year.  The Year of the Horse for the Chinese astrologies!!!  For durable and stability, energtic in ways that seem unreal!  Oh yea, this is my year.

Maybe.......


So How's that Diet Going!?

So this year I am hoping to get into shape.  Not like run a marathon or anything, but just in shape for health reasons.  I don't have diabetes but my family history has, so for me NOT to fall into the genetic code I want to be able to eat right, and to exercise more and be able to be in a comfortable weight that I will be proud of.

So I'm reading Jillian Michaels, The 17 Day Diet, and reading smoothie making books.  I'm thinking...okay this year is the year...this year I am actually going to stick to a plan and be able to stay with it so by the end of this year I will hit my weight level that I want to be and I will be satisfied with that.

Then I went to the local gas station, Wesco and saw this:

 
Yep....my diet plans just went right out the window for day and I don't see them coming back too soon with this on the shelves!!!!!  You can't really tell till the aftertaste the Buffalo part.  Still good Combos but what about my diet?!!?

Temptations, temptations I know I have to overcome them but when Combos makes something like this, it just blows my mind!!!  How can I just walk by it and not even have a nibble here or there?  It just boggles my mind on how they do this.  Looks like tomorrow I'm going to have to work a little harder at trying to lose the pounds of that day and then the pounds I just packed on with the Combos.

Oh yea....I'll be making a change with my weight real fast!!!!

Hopefully though with this new idea of mine with the Smoothie mixes as my drink for the day will help me out.  I'm trying for the Dance and Cardio workouts.  Cardio every other day and the "other" days I will do the Dance games on my Wii and work up a really good sweat!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

This made my day!!!

A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier.


Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day.

The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the e-mail.

Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston , a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack.

The widow decided to check her e-mail expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted.

The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I’ve Arrived
Date: July 19, 2010

I know you’re surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I’ve just arrived and have been checked in.

I’ve seen that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.

P. S. Sure is freaking hot down here!!!!



Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Years Resolutions STINK!!!!

"It's the New Years!!!!"

"HAPPY NEW YEARS!!"

"2013 is a brand new year; new adventures to take part in!!  Goodbye 2012.  You were fun, you were sad, you were mellow, you were laughing.  Now it's a new year and I will partake in this new year with joyous occasions!!"

New Year's Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year.  It's a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes.

BAAAAAAHHHHHH! HUMBUG!

We are all fooled by the advertisments.  We have been taken in like little children only caught up with the candy in front of us.  We waste our times on New Years Resolutions again and again.  Year after year we have plaques hanging up on the wall with our Resolutions so proudly hanging for all those less fortunate can see.    10 is usually the same number used by every family member in each household for the New Years.  10 things that they would like to see changed in them someway, somehow in this new year.  And the 10 things are always similar in every household. 

"Lose the Bulge"

"Get better organized"

"Get close to the family"

"Quit Smoking; Drinking; Binging"

"Smell the Roses once in a while" "Enjoy Life"

"Learn something new:  Language; Skill; Computers; Music; Men; Woman."

"Find that special someone."

......over and over again!!  Biggest ones are Losing the Weight, Family, and Quit something.  Others that I have seen and are actually pretty cool are the "Bucket List".  All the things that they want to do in life before they "kick" the bucket.  I actually have one of thsoe in my wallet.  So if I die in a accedent and the coroner goes through my things, I want him to be able to see that this girl wanted to life her life to the fullest.

So saying that...yes.  I have a New Years Resolution hanging in my living room for all to see!!  My list...pretty much the same.  Lost the weight...get that special someone in my life...blah blah....enjoy life....set up a photography blog.....blah blah blah.....get better at writing....blah blah blah blah......!!!!!!

In the real world....we are still doing what we want to do, we are still eating the same foods as we did last year and there is no way I'm dealing with that family member when he did that to me....I don't care if it was last year and I'm trying to renew myself this coming up year I'M NOT DOING IT!!!

Yep, we really are improving our lives here.  How odd that we have towrite down what we are going to do this upcoming year, start doing it the first few months and then forget why even did we bother try it out the first time and then go right back to where we were before this whole little chirad began!!!!
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All this ranting and raving was to be in my head and I was supposed to be righting down what I'm doing for the New Year 2013 and it turned out to be this.  Great!  Great new start of the year huh?  I wanted this blog to be my inspirational blog.  My one and only chance to write about losing weight, about gaining my life back, about finding that one person that is a cross between a God's look and the mind and ability of Chuck Norris (I love Walker, Texas Ranger so sue me)!!  And I guess that's how this blog is going to look like.  My New Years Resolutions from the wall to the blog.  Not only are you going to hear how I'm losing my weight (and pushing and sweating and groaning all the way) but how to help you out as well!  Not really...I just want listeners to listen to me cry and moan everyday while I work out to lose this disgusting fat and not able to find the one true love.  I've set my standards and nobody has been able to come forward to fill the shoes.  (Can't one guy out there have the ability to kick some ass like Chuck Norris, be sweet and caring (and be able to kick anybodies butt if they even think about hurting me) and have the body of a Greek God!!!!  Is that too much to ask?!?!?!

Apparently so, since I haven't found him yet. 

Oh but we have all year to find out don't we?!?!

Welcome to 2013!!!!
















Days....

Days can be long, days can be short.  It's up to most to make the best of things.  I just wonder how long my days will be?