A police officer will get around $50,000 to $120.000 per year with full pension and benefits
A lawyer will get anywhere from $100 and up an hour
A jail guard will get $40-70,000/ year
A judge would get $250,000 per year.
And add up all the paper pushers, the secretaries and maintenance involved and you get a very large sum.
Crime pays very well indeed.
Criminals are created by the stroke of a pen. And to control all those criminals you need police. Take for instance alcohol prohibition back in the 20’s. One day there was a booze industry with 100,000 employees, every one from farmers, distillers, truckers, bar waitress, and barrel makers. The next day all these people were labelled as criminals. This requires the hiring of thousands of police officers, and created mobsters like Al Capone.
One day you are legal, then some politician prohibit something, and the next day you are a criminal.
And the day after you might be legal again.
Now just yesterday Dec 2013 the courts overturned the laws on prostitution. Now with the stroke of a pen, prostitutes will no longer go to jail or be harassed by police. Yes , with the stroke of a pen crime has been reduced by a few per/cent.
The people who benefit most from all our nut-case laws are the employees of the law enforcement industry.
A crime occurs when someone causes harm to another. In many cases the law makes criminals out of people who have caused no harm. But.. that is where the money is made.
No one has to go on a diet. We are All on a diet already.
Do I want a healthy diet or a Poor Diet?
What is needed is a Change In the Diet that I am already on.
Not one person can survive with out plant life. A diet is anything that I put into my body. Includes water, air, and all the other crap that goes into my system.
Even a cow eats plants, and If I eat the Cow, then I am dependent upon the plants that feed the cow.
Quantity and Quality. Key issues. Also the diet is not just about food, it is about education. Poor education leads to poor health. A body needs more than just plant life (food) to live. At least my body does. I can not live well if I do not have music, Love, Interest, and a host of other cravings.
Do not put crap into your system and you will not have to worry about getting it out. However it is sometimes out of my control what gets into my body, (and mind). Pollutants are everywhere, food is not as pure as it could be, and education is kind of out of touch with reality some times. I have no control of what gets into my mind, or so It seems?. Tv Radio, and just talks around the “Water Cooler” with fellow employees, will fill my mind with all kinds of stuff. (some of it is not that great).
I also have a great dream machine right between my ears. My mind can fabricate any thing under the stars. So? What to accept as truth? Well Diets work. What the hell is a diet anyway? It IS Everything you put into your body and mind. Simple enough.
So next I had to do an Inventory. An Itemized list of everything that went into me. Next
Body transformation is a term that I like.
The goal of a diet is to supply you with the nutrients that you need to be happy and healthy.
Once upon a time, long , long ago. In a far off land, in a mythical valley that was ruled by supernatural beings known as “Fairy God Bankers” (the fed) , there lived creatures known as ‘Bankers’.
Now the Bankers were farmers, by nature. The bankers loved to farm and farming was their passion. These farmers managed large farms (banks) and milked ‘Cash Cows’. (people who borrow money)
The cash cows were were happy to give their milk (interest payments) to the farmer in exchange for a comfortable stall to sleep in, (house with furniture), and enough food to eat.
But one day a disease spread though the valley (greed). The farmers (financial industry) wanted the cows to produce more milk (money). The cows who did not produce more milk(fee’s and commissions) were sent to Hamburger Heaven (bankruptcy). Many of the cows(investors) became unhappy about this, so many of them left the farm (unloaded their debt) and swore they would never return to the valley(economy).
The farmers lost their income(money without working) which came from milking Cash Cows(people who pay for services that do nothing), and when the farmer(banker) went broke, he could no longer pay his bills.
The farmer by the law of the land, had to give a portion of his milk (fees charged to people who want to get rich) or , 39% (as a tax) to the fairy God Banker, who ruled the land, But now the Fairy God Banker was also unhappy because he was not getting any milk either (credit crisis).
So the Fairy God Banker thought he would step in and help.(printing money/quantitative easing) He took an empty milk bucket, waved his magic wand (federal reserve) over the bucket, and created a truck load of brand new cold fresh milk ( money ) and gave it to the banker (farmer). The farmer now could sell the milk(issue new loans) and pay the the “Fairy God Banker” his share in taxes.(by charging more fees and commissions)
Some of the farmers(Ceo’s and company head of staff) were so happy that they took a $400,000 vacation. But the truck load of milk(newly pressed money) would soon be all used up, So the farmer(investment person) had to start working again(thinking up new financial products) The farmer did not know how to get get the cows back into the barn, so that he could start milking them again..
The trouble was that the cows were afraid to come back into the barn.(investment world) The farmer they thought was cruel and thoughtless because he sent a lot of fellow cows to “hamburger heaven (bankruptcy)
So the farmer was forced to make the stalls(investments) even more comfortable than before (renegotiate loans at fair market value). And he had to make the living conditions better (lower interest rates). And he had to provide better food, so that the cows would enjoy being milked again (advertise, sell a better story to the public)
In the end the cows all came back into the barn and everyone lived happy ever after, except of course the poor cows that went to hamburger heaven. But in this fairy tale, those cows will all be reincarnated to come back in the next life as either bankers or cows or what ever you want.
How to strike a Lethal blow to the American Infidels… Hit them in the pocket book… Money.. The American financial crisis, is evidence enough that the terrorists are winning. While the USA is chasing after a few rock throwing warriors over in ‘who knows where’ the homeland lies in ruin. No money to save them.
People are forced out of their homes due to lack of money, Money that is going over seas. The USA spends 58% of their budget on war. Don’t you think the Terrorists know that. Lets stress the American out to the max. The US do war very well and war costs money. Terrorists don’t care about money. Just how much Money have the terrorists invested in this war, compared to the US? Pennies to the Dollar.
When they finally catch ‘Bin Laden’, the next terrorist guy will appear and give the US another kick in the shin. Then off they go again on another crusade.
Can you fight a faith war with guns? The weapons of mass destruction that started the invasion of Iraq did exist, but only in the mind of president BUSH, and his staff. He sent the largest military in the world to defeat something that only he and his followers believed in.
Are Guns the weapons to defeat beliefs? I don’t think so. Education would go a long way, but the US spends 6 times more on the prison system than they do on their own education, and 60 times more on weapons than they do on their own welfare.
Terrorist are not that stupid. They know the chain will always break at its weakest link, and that is .. for the average American..MONEY
Then they set out, and the terror of God fell on the towns all around them so that no one pursued them. Genesis 35:4-6 (in Context) Genesis 35 (Whole Chapter)
Exodus 15:16 terror and dread will fall on them. By the power of your arm they will be as still as a stone— until your people pass by, LORD, until the people you bought pass by. Exodus 15:15-17 (in Context) Exodus 15 (Whole Chapter)
“I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run. Exodus 23:26-28 (in Context) Exodus 23 (Whole Chapter)
then I will do this to you: I will bring on you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and sap your strength. You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it. Leviticus 26:15-17 (in Context) Leviticus 26 (Whole Chapter)
This very day I will begin to put the terror and fear of you on all the nations under heaven. They will hear reports of you and will tremble and be in anguish because of you.” Deuteronomy 2:24-26 (in Context) Deuteronomy 2 (Whole Chapter)
In the morning you will say, “If only it were evening!” and in the evening, “If only it were morning!”—because of the terror that will fill your hearts and the sights that your eyes will see. Deuteronomy 28:66-68 (in Context) Deuteronomy 28 (Whole Chapter)
1 Samuel 11:7
He took a pair of oxen, cut them into pieces, and sent the pieces by messengers throughout Israel, proclaiming, “This is what will be done to the oxen of anyone who does not follow Saul and Samuel.” Then theterror of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out together as one. 1 Samuel 11:6-8 (in Context) 1 Samuel 11 (Whole Chapter)
2 Samuel 17:2
I would attack him while he is weary and weak. I would strike him with terror, and then all the people with him will flee. I would strike down only the king 2 Samuel 17:1-3 (in Context) 2 Samuel 17 (Whole Chapter)
Isaiah 13:8 Terror will seize them, pain and anguish will grip them; they will writhe like a woman in labor. They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame. Isaiah 13:7-9 (in Context) Isaiah 13 (Whole Chapter)
In the evening, sudden terror! Before the morning, they are gone! This is the portion of those who loot us, the lot of those who plunder us. Isaiah 17:13-14 (in Context) Isaiah 17 (Whole Chapter)
And the land of Judah will bring terror to the Egyptians; everyone to whom Judah is mentioned will be terrified, because of what the LORD Almighty is planning against them. Isaiah 19:16-18 (in Context) Isaiah 19 (Whole Chapter)
[ A Prophecy Against Babylon ] A prophecy against the Desert by the Sea: Like whirlwinds sweeping through the southland, an invader comes from the desert, from a land of terror. Isaiah 21:1-3 (in Context) Isaiah 21 (Whole Chapter)
The Lord, the LORD Almighty, has a day of tumult and trampling and terror in the Valley of Vision, a day of battering down walls and of crying out to the mountains. Isaiah 22:4-6 (in Context) Isaiah 22 (Whole Chapter)
Whoever flees at the sound of terror will fall into a pit; whoever climbs out of the pit will be caught in a snare. The floodgates of the heavens are opened, the foundations of the earth shake. Isaiah 24:17- (in Context) Isaiah 24 (Whole Chapter)
As often as it comes it will carry you away; morning after morning, by day and by night, it will sweep through.” The understanding of this message will bring sheer terror. Isaiah 28:18-20 (in Context) Isaiah 28 (Whole Chapter)
Their stronghold will fall because of terror; at the sight of the battle standard their commanders will panic,” declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, whose furnace is in Jerusalem. Isaiah 31:8-9 (in Context) Isaiah 31 (Whole Chapter)
In your thoughts you will ponder the former terror: “Where is that chief officer? Where is the one who took the revenue? Where is the officer in charge of the towers?” Isaiah 33:17-19 (in Context) Isaiah 33 (Whole Chapter)
People who do that will be put to shame; such craftsmen are only human beings. Let them all come together and take their stand; they will be brought down to terror and shame. Isaiah 44:10-12 (in Context) Isaiah 44 (Whole Chapter)
“Keep on, then, with your magic spells and with your many sorceries, which you have labored at since childhood. Perhaps you will succeed, perhaps you will cause terror. Isaiah 47:11-13 (in Context) Isaiah 47 (Whole Chapter)
that you forget the LORD your Maker, who stretches out the heavens and who lays the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror every day because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction? For where is the wrath of the oppressor? Isaiah 51:12-14 (in Context) Isaiah 51 (Whole Chapter)
In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terrorwill be far removed; it will not come near you. Isaiah 54:13-15 (in Context) Isaiah 54 (Whole Chapter)
Have you rejected Judah completely? Do you despise Zion? Why have you afflicted us so that we cannot be healed? We hoped for peace but no good has come, for a time of healing but there is only terror. Jeremiah 14:18-20 (in Context) Jeremiah 14 (Whole Chapter)
I will make their widows more numerous than the sand of the sea. At midday I will bring a destroyer against the mothers of their young men; suddenly I will bring down on them anguish and terror. Jeremiah 15:7-9 (in Context) Jeremiah 15 (Whole Chapter)
Let my persecutors be put to shame, but keep me from shame; let them be terrified, but keep me fromterror. Bring on them the day of disaster; destroy them with double destruction. Jeremiah 17:17-19 (in Context) Jeremiah 17 (Whole Chapter)
The next day, when Pashhur released him from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, “The LORD’s name for you is not Pashhur, but Terror on Every Side. Jeremiah 20:2-4 (in Context) Jeremiah 20 (Whole Chapter)
For this is what the LORD says: ‘I will make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends; with your own eyes you will see them fall by the sword of their enemies. I will give all Judah into the hands of the king of Babylon, who will carry them away to Babylon or put them to the sword. Jeremiah 20:3-5 (in Context) Jeremiah 20 (Whole Chapter)
I hear many whispering, “Terror on every side! Denounce him! Let’s denounce him!” All my friends are waiting for me to slip, saying, “Perhaps he will be deceived; then we will prevail over him and take our revenge on him.” Jeremiah 20:9-11 (in Context) Jeremiah 20 (Whole Chapter)
What do I see? They are terrified, they are retreating, their warriors are defeated. They flee in haste without looking back, and there is terror on every side,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 46:4-6 (in Context) Jeremiah 46 (Whole Chapter)
“Whoever flees from the terror will fall into a pit, whoever climbs out of the pit will be caught in a snare; for I will bring on Moab the year of her punishment,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 48:43-45 (in Context) Jeremiah 48 (Whole Chapter)
I will bring terror on you from all those around you,” declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty. “Every one of you will be driven away, and no one will gather the fugitives. Jeremiah 49:4-6 (in Context) Jeremiah 49 (Whole Chapter)
The terror you inspire and the pride of your heart have deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks, who occupy the heights of the hill. Though you build your nest as high as the eagle’s, from there I will bring you down,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 49:15-17 (in Context) Jeremiah 49 (Whole Chapter)
Their tents and their flocks will be taken; their shelters will be carried off with all their goods and camels. People will shout to them, ‘Terror on every side!’ Jeremiah 49:28-30 (in Context) Jeremiah 49 (Whole Chapter)
“Announce and proclaim among the nations, lift up a banner and proclaim it; keep nothing back, but say, ‘Babylon will be captured; Bel will be put to shame, Marduk filled with terror. Her images will be put to shame and her idols filled with terror.’ Jeremiah 50:1-3 (in Context) Jeremiah 50 (Whole Chapter)
“As you summon to a feast day, so you summoned against me terrors on every side. In the day of the LORD’s anger no one escaped or survived; those I cared for and reared my enemy has destroyed.” Lamentations 2:21-22 (in Context) Lamentations 2 (Whole Chapter)
Then all the princes of the coast will step down from their thrones and lay aside their robes and take off their embroidered garments. Clothed with terror, they will sit on the ground, trembling every moment, appalled at you. Ezekiel 26:15-17 (in Context) Ezekiel 26 (Whole Chapter)
Then they will take up a lament concerning you and say to you: “‘How you are destroyed, city of renown, peopled by men of the sea! You were a power on the seas, you and your citizens; you put your terror on all who lived there. Ezekiel 26:16-18 (in Context) Ezekiel 26 (Whole Chapter)
Their graves are in the depths of the pit and her army lies around her grave. All who had spread terror in the land of the living are slain, fallen by the sword. Ezekiel 32:22-24 (in Context) Ezekiel 32 (Whole Chapter)
“Elam is there, with all her hordes around her grave. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword. All who had spread terror in the land of the living went down uncircumcised to the earth below. They bear their shame with those who go down to the pit. Ezekiel 32:23-25 (in Context) Ezekiel 32 (Whole Chapter)
A bed is made for her among the slain, with all her hordes around her grave. All of them are uncircumcised, killed by the sword. Because their terror had spread in the land of the living, they bear their shame with those who go down to the pit; they are laid among the slain. Ezekiel 32:24-26 (in Context) Ezekiel 32 (Whole Chapter)
“Meshek and Tubal are there, with all their hordes around their graves. All of them are uncircumcised, killed by the sword because they spread their terror in the land of the living. Ezekiel 32:25-27 (in Context) Ezekiel 32 (Whole Chapter)
But they do not lie with the fallen warriors of old, who went down to the realm of the dead with their weapons of war—their swords placed under their heads and their shields resting on their bones—though these warriors also had terrorized the land of the living. Ezekiel 32:26-28 (in Context) Ezekiel 32 (Whole Chapter)
“All the princes of the north and all the Sidonians are there; they went down with the slain in disgrace despite the terror caused by their power. They lie uncircumcised with those killed by the sword and bear their shame with those who go down to the pit. Ezekiel 32:29-31 (in Context) Ezekiel 32 (Whole Chapter)
Although I had him spread terror in the land of the living, Pharaoh and all his hordes will be laid among the uncircumcised, with those killed by the sword, declares the Sovereign LORD.” Ezekiel 32:31-32 (in Context) Ezekiel 32 (Whole Chapter)
I, Daniel, was the only one who saw the vision; those who were with me did not see it, but such terroroverwhelmed them that they fled and hid themselves. Daniel 10:6-8 (in Context) Daniel 10 (Whole Chapter)
You put off the day of disaster and bring near a reign of terror. Amos 6:2-4 (in Context) Amos 6 (Whole Chapter)
People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. Luke 21:25-27 (in Context) Luke 21 (Whole Chapter)
“Aren’t you the Egyptian who started a revolt and led four thousand terrorists out into the wilderness some time ago?” Acts 21:37-39 (in Context) Acts 21 (Whole Chapter)
For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. Romans 13:2-4 (in Context) Romans 13 (Whole Chapter)
The first thing that I hear when some one has passed away is, ” How old was she/he.”
Never do I hear, ” How well did she/he live”
The big item is how much time did they get. How long did they live.
The thought was always on the Quantity of time, Never the Quality of Time.
A person who suffered miserably for 80 years with a chronic Illness gets better marks than does someone who has only lived 1/2 that age, but was increadably happy.
Some of us, are always 5 minutes late to wherever we are going, or the train is 4 minutes too late, or something should have happened 3 minutes ago. It seems that we never have enough time.
Why do people get into car wrecks? Not enough time? Just had to run the red light because I was 2 minutes late.
Time addiction is just plain nuts.
The fact is that time can not be held, nor bought, nor sold.
I wait for the day when I can throw all my watches away.
The good things that police departments do is seriously not a problem for anyone at all. It’s the bad things that they do that cause all the damage. So now, I ask the question: ” What’s wrong with the police”….. More than a few innocent lives have been destroyed by these organizations, and I still don’t know what we can do about it. The problem is worldwide, and goes back for centuries.
I do know that to admit wrongdoing is a sign of moral Strength, not weakness. It is rare thou that a police officer will admit to even remotely doing anything wrong. It may be that their Job, Pension, or Image have to come first.
I see mental illness as a day dreamer who is having a nightmare or some other bad dream. the Dreamer can not tell what is real. There is a part of the brain (the Pons) that is linked to dreaming and “REM Sleep”. This gland can be active when people are awake and walking around. There are also (hormone) that paralyze a person during the sleep cycle, this keeps a person from acting out his/her dream. Many people are basically Sleep-Walking.
but what happens when a cop is day dreaming, As the case of Bill Gillespie, shot, and permanently disabled by the judgement of a single officer who was half asleep?
Absolute power is not good
In the picture to the left what do you see? A wine glass, or a Candle stick, or two people facing each other. When a cop pulls the trigger, what is it that they see? Often it is danger to their own miserable lives, when in fact there is none at all
In the picture to the left here, what do you see? A naked man and woman, or dolphins? There are at least 8 dolphins that make up this picture, Just look at the dark spots. What would a cop be shooting at here, The man, The woman, or the Dolphins (or just some shadows in the night)? The point is that when cops screw up they screw up BIG-TIME, and people often get seriously hurt and die. Not just ‘perpetrators and Suspects” but entire families and communities are permanently damaged by the actions of this small group of people who refuse to accept responsibility for their actions.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, look good on paper.
The charter of rights is there to Guarantee that no police officer can exercise Absolute power, but, as these videos clearly show, that many officers either did not read the charter, or forgot what it said, or just plain ignore it ) or quite possibly don’t know what they are doing). I think it will take much more that a new set of laws to fix this problem. So much damage has been caused that I doubt if the police can ever crawl out of the hole they have dug for themselves.
(02.).Robert Dziekanski, Tasered to death at Vancouver airport. Mr. Dziekanski is about the 18th person Tasered to death by the RCMP.
Constables Gerry Rundel, Bill Bently, Kwesi Millington, and supervisor Corporal Benjamin Robinson, Were involved in this senseless death.
(03). Same cop who was involved with the taser death, was also involved in a Drunk Driving death. Cpl Benjamin Montgomery Robinson was drunk and crashed into a motorcycle and killed Orion Hutchinson.
(04). Ian Bush (1983–2005) , a resident of British Columbia, Canada, was shot in the back of the head and killed while in police custody on October 29, 2005 by Constable Paul Koester. There have been dozens of police in /custody deaths.
(07). ( CBC News) – A Vancouver-area RCMP officer is facing impaired driving charges a second time after getting stopped behind the wheel while his driver’s licence was suspended. This man was a 16 year veteran of the force.
(08). PRINCE GEORGE - An RCMP officer, Const. Justin Harris,who has been accused of buying sex from two teenage prostitutes in Prince George between 1993 and 2001 has been ordered returned to active duty.
(10). Cpl. Andre Turcotte was sentenced to a 60 day conditional sentence for the assault of a Penticton man in 2007.
(11). Bill Gillespie, shot by Rcmp in Chemainus BC while unarmed and laying on the ground. This is only 10 Km from my house. ? Bill was coming back from an AA meeting and did not promptly pull over. The Shooter was a woman cop. The case is so tight lipped that it really makes me sick. Bill is screwed for the rest of his life, and the Public Servant is getting away with it .
(12). Winnipeg. Mob of Officers beat crap out of man who is down and already subdued.
Const. Brent Keleher is charged with two counts of assault against Jeffrey Meyers after he was arrested on Oct. 18, 2008 — one while Meyers was in a police cruiser and Keleher was driving it to the station, and the second while Meyers was at the police station, according to court documents.
Const. Ryan Young is also charged with two counts of assault — one against Jeffrey Meyers and the other against his brother Trevor Meyers — while they were at the police station.
Neither Jeffrey nor Trevor Meyers was charged with an offence in relation to the arrest.
(23.) Police surveillance videotape shows Willow Kinloch detained in a padded cell, where police officers are seen holding her down, handcuffing her, tying her feet and leaving her tethered to the cell door, where she stayed for four hours.
(25.) Judge John Combs acquitted Joel Donald Kempthorne, 49, of impaired driving and driving with his blood alcohol level over the legal limit, because the arresting officer’s actions were “excessive” after the officer pulled a gun out an put it on the neck of the accused.
“The gunpoint arrest was arbitrary and unnecessary and breached Kempthorne’s rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the judge wrote.”
(27). Surrey RCMP Const. David Clarke, 35, is charged with selling marijuana and possessing stolen marijuana along with stolen ID documents and police property.
Const. Griffin Gillan, had more than 25 drinks on Jan. 21, 2009 when he assaulted Firoz Khan in a Brutal unprovoked attack.
Abbotsford police are recommending a charge of assault causing bodily harm against a Kelowna RCMP Const. Geoff Mantler in connection with a videotaped incident showing an officer kicking a compliant man in the face during an arrest.
(29). Const. Derek Brown, used excessive force on the woman while in the cellblock on Aug. 17 and is scheduled to appear in court March 6.
(30). Const. Susan Gastaldo and Staff-Sgt. Travis Pearson were found guilty of having sex in a police car during work hours and exchanging intimate messages via an RCMP BlackBerry in 2009 while Gastaldo worked for Pearson in the “Special O” surveillance unit in the Lower Mainland.
I see religion more as a program for daily living. People can make up their own religions according to their needs. Brush your teeth, clean the bath, help sick people, read books, and so on. An understanding of God is not always necessary. If your religion brings you peace and joy and does not hurt anyone else, then go for it.
I find many organized religions are HEAVY on the theory, but, LIGHT on the practice. If God is part of the religion, God can be whatever you choose it to be. It could be just nature itself, easy to see and get in touch with.
A few non Supernatural defentions of Religion.
1. a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith
2. INFORMAL an activity which someone is extremely enthusiastic about and does regularly:
3.any object of conscientious regard and pursuit
4. to resolve to mend one\’s errant ways: The company got religion and stopped making dangerous products.
To be religious, one is not obligated to believe in the supernatural.
*. After 13 years of being systemically harassed by the Jw’s and the Mormons, I have had enough. They keep coming and coming.
*. I tell them no, but to them no means yes. What part of “NO” do they not understand?
*. If I talk to them, they will not listen. They seem convinced that the world is coming to and end (Armageddon), and the only way to be saved is to join their group and become a JW.
*. If I slam the door shut, they will put me on their ‘call back” list. In weeks they are back.
*. If I slam the door shut again, I will once more be put back on the ‘call back list’ and they will be back, sometimes in day, but never longer than three months.
*.No end in sight. Just endless consistent harassment, with one single goal, and that is to recruit me as a member of the watchtower society.
*. If I do not answer the door, I get put on the ‘Not Home, call back list’ and they are back in a week.
*. If I am sitting at the window in plain view, (my chair is is plain view of my front door, and I do have a very large picture window, about 6 foot from my front door), and it is obvious to me that they can see me, I can hear them talking out loud, ‘Oh , I guess he is not home’, Which also means that I get put back onto the ‘Call Back list’.
*. The last straw was when they came around to my back door. This is right by my bedroom window which was open and the blinds were up, and I was buck naked sleeping in what I thought ‘ was the Privacy of my own home’. Wrong! Knock, Knock, Knock. I had to get dressed and open the door, even thou they saw that I was in the room. They could not have missed seeing me, and why would they bother a naked man, who is lying on his bed, getting some sleep because he works night shift??? It boggles my mind.
*. So I chase them off and I think that is it, they finally got the message. One week later they are back at my front door. By now I am thinking of getting a can of spray paint and marking these neighborhood ‘PESTS” with a big red X across the chest. IT is either that or just punch their lights out. That is when I thought of a quieter method. THE SIGN.
Systematic Harassment is how the Watchtower Society try and get new recruits to join their fold. They believe that the world is going to end soon, and (in their minds) the most important thing for them is to help as many people as they can to get into heaven. They are not Bad people, just a little messed up inside.
Never have I seen a happy JW at my front door.
Right to Privacy
I have a right to my privacy. I do not need to make any excuses why I do not want to talk to J W’s. I have politely said no, over 100 times.
What part of no do you not get?
Now with my sign, they still come to my door, but they do not knock, they leave. Great, now I can get some sleep? I think I might have to move the sign from the door to the road, in this way they will not even step foot on my property.
In any case, If they ever bother me again I WILL charge them to the full extent of the law. I will photograph their faces, and the car they came from and the law will hunt them down, and do the rest.
It is no longer a case of a few individuals playing a game of knock knock. I was even thinking of starting a class action law suit, (or something along that line), which would eventually forbid religious door knocking.
Telemarketers were also at one time a problem, but now that I am on the national do not call list, I rarely get a bothersome phone call. It may end up the same way with the J W’s
Note: the Mormons come around once and a while, but not near as fanatically as the J W’s
The Last Visit
Just recently I was washing my car in the driveway. Two J’s approached me. They did not see my sign because they headed straight for me, ( so I did not call the police. Remember I mentioned putting the sign on the road?) ( But imagine also a road littered with No Trespassing, No J W’s, No this and No that?) . I opened the dialog and the conversation went like this.
Me: ‘Come on guys. The answer is no’
J W’s: ‘So you are not interested?’
Me: ‘How many times have you been to this house?’
J W’s: ‘This is my first time’
Me: ‘How many times has your organization been to this house?
J’s: ‘I haven’t got a clue’
Me: ‘Well that is your problem then. You haven’t got a clue. Go back and find out just how many times that this address has been visited by your organization Then come back. You guys are actually systematical harassing the neighborhood. You haven’t got a clue? So then, If you haven’t got a clue about a simple thing like that, how can we even begin to have an intelligent conversation Go to my front door and read the sign.’
Then they left and read the sign
This guy was just thinking from his own Selfish Point Of View. He saw the visit as an innocent step in his preserving his status as a member of the J’s He really had no idea that he was “NOT the FIRST’ but, in my 13 years or residence here, was in fact closer to the #100 th. To him it was a virgin visit, to me I was like the Whore who had seen many virgins.
Consider the Damage that the Watchtower Society has caused me; enough to write this post. Just one JW at at time.
Toe the line or be Shunned
But the JW leaders use a method of hate to promote love. When a JW does not engage in door knocking, he/she will be shunned by the society. That in turn will be in effect Rejection. Or Hate.
Here is a good site, written by an ex-JW, that explains the process of shunning.
A person who is seeking love or acceptance and has only found this one outlet for acceptance, (IE the watchtower society), will be subject to a power struggle. Either you toe the line, and fulfill the membership requirements, or you are out on the street on your own. If you do as the leaders tell you, you are promised love and acceptance, if you do not, then you will be rejected or (hated).
But love will be reserved for you, when you finally toe the line. In effect there is only one way to love and that is to do as you are told. This idea-logical slavery. Insanity has never been easier to see than by watching the Jw’s in action. So who is going to educate these poor lost souls?
This blog of mine, (hopefully can shed some light to the human madness) but I doubt if it will ever make much of a difference.
The Answer is Still NO
If the Jw’s come to my door 1000 times more, the answer will be no. I will never Join the Jehovah’s Witness Group. I will Never become a Member, Ever.
But why do they come? It is because if they do not, they will be rejected by their own society, and they need this society because they are dependent upon other human beings, and a group, to feel acceptance and love.
To be rejected at the door to door level is not that important. To be rejected at the group level is more severe. The Herd instinct, is , that people need people. . Power and security lies in numbers. To be cast out of the herd would mean certain death. And many suicides have had their origin with the J W’s.
J W’s reject the very people who depend upon them.
I believe that a Private Residence is a sanctuary. There are no business hours that can be placed upon a persons privacy. Some of us have to work, while others need to sleep. The 9-5 business model does not work anymore.
The Jw’s, in particular do not respect our privacy. They feel that they can bother us as much as they want, during regular business hours. The problem is that there are no such hours.
This Post has received more responses in a shorter time, than all my other posts combined. So I have decided to make a poll.
Do you support a Law or other measures, that would restrict Organizations such as the…Watchtower Corporation …From systematically harassing private Homes?
I am by no means a hard core Bible Thumper nor am I a Religious Zealot nor am I an rebel without a cause. But the early 60’s did rock my world, and I like to think that at least some of what I am today had its roots in the bible, and songs like this.
Here is the Bible text that that the lyrics came form.
1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
9 What does the worker gain from his toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on men. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. 13 That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.
15 Whatever is has already been,
and what will be has been before;
and God will call the past to account. [a]
16 And I saw something else under the sun:
In the place of judgment—wickedness was there,
in the place of justice—wickedness was there.
17 I thought in my heart,
“God will bring to judgment
both the righteous and the wicked,
for there will be a time for every activity,
a time for every deed.”
18 I also thought, “As for men, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. 19 Man’s fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath [b]; man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless. 20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. 21 Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and if the spirit of the animal [c] goes down into the earth?”
22 So I saw that there is nothing better for a man than to enjoy his work, because that is his lot. For who can bring him to see what will happen after him?
Describe the taste of chicken. Those who have eaten chicken know for certain what it tastes like, and, given a taste test between chicken and a banana, would most likely be able to tell the difference between the two.
But to define the taste of chicken by saying that chicken does not taste like a banana, does not describe what it actually tastes like, you are only saying what it does not taste like. The best way to find out for yourself what chicken tastes like is to go and eat some.
But what about god? Can anyone really describe with accuracy the concept of god? To those who claim to know god, the explanations may seem simple to understand, especially to others who have had the same experience. But what of those who have no concept at all of god, for e.g. the atheist?
With the atheist, it may be impossible to get them to understand a concept of god. It might be easier to describe taste of sound. The concept of god is just too abstract for some people, to make any sense. Some concepts are impossible to grasp, but some others are a little more palatable, (so to speak)
My Favorite Definitions of God:
1> God is absolute Reality.
Reality, being the sum total of all its parts, Including all and excluding none.
Then realize that human beings can only comprehend a small portion of that reality, and that different people are tuned into different parts of this reality. Example, a blind man will comprehend light differently than someone with good eyesight.
Then I recognize that ‘thought’ is also a part of reality, and that God, need exist no where else but in ones own thoughts, or mind. (that god does exist in the hearts and minds of people, but is not limited to that space alone.)
(Now is God absolute Reality? I do not know for certain, and in the absence of absolute certainty, I am forced to rely on faith. I do tend to ‘Favor’ that idea, but will give way to a better idea if it should come my way.)
2> God is energy, constantly dissolving and reforming. This energy can not be created nor can it be destroyed. It exists only to express itself in new forms.
(Now since energy and matter are interchangeable , they are actually different forms of the same thing, I like this idea too. But is god really energy that has condensed into matter and matter than has dissolved back into energy? I do not know for sure either.)
3> God is a living being that all things are a part of.
(I like this too. Its like the knee bone is connected to the thigh bone, and the thigh bone is connected to the foot bone etc. Since I am a living being, I am part of the earth because I need food and water, The food needs the sun to grow, and gravity to keep the water flowing, the sun needs the rest of the solar system to keep in its proper orbit. So I can see how I am a part of it all. Just hold your breath for 5 minutes, you will soon see that you cannot survive for long without air, and air comes from plants. You get the picture?)
4>God was an alien species, who were on the way to earth to colonize it. Human beings were self replicating robots, designed by the aliens, who were sent to earth in advance., with a mission to survey the earth and then prepare things for the landing.
The humans sent visual, auditory and other information back to the mother ship with telepathy. Telepathy was to the aliens what radio is today. The humans were controlled by the aliens also by telepathy. They were directed to different parts of the globe to explore.
However, the mother ship ran into an asteroid and was destroyed. The telepathy link was broken and the humans were left without direction. The humans, however, were programed to survive, and since they no longer had the direction of the alien god species they developed their own self consciousness.
The telepathy mechanism still functions today, and this is why we have people looking up to the sky in search of god. They are waiting for instructions from the mother ship.
( I like this one. It inspires my imagination. Makes me wonder what these gods looked like. But I tend to put less favor on this definition of god. Possible, yes, but likely, no.)
First published Tue Jun 4, 1996; substantive revision Thu May 17, 2007
Pantheism is a metaphysical and religious position. Broadly defined it is the view that (1) “God is everything and everything is God … the world is either identical with God or in some way a self-expression of his nature” (Owen 1971: 74). Similarly, it is the view that (2) everything that exists constitutes a “unity” and this all-inclusive unity is in some sense divine (MacIntyre 1967: 34). A slightly more specific definition is given by Owen (1971: 65) who says (3) “‘Pantheism’ … signifies the belief that every existing entity is, only one Being; and that all other forms of reality are either modes (or appearances) of it or identical with it.” Even with these definitions there is dispute as to just how pantheism is to be understood and who is and is not a pantheist. Aside from Spinoza, other possible pantheists include some of the Presocratics; Plato; Lao Tzu; Plotinus; Schelling; Hegel; Bruno, Eriugena and Tillich. Possible pantheists among literary figures include Emerson, Walt Whitman, D.H. Lawrence, and Robinson Jeffers. Beethoven (Crabbe 1982) and Martha Graham (Kisselgoff 1987) have also been thought to be pantheistic in some of their work — if not pantheists.
God Is Consciousness
What if god were conscious life itself. It takes awareness to know reality exists at all. A rock can not know it exists, or can it? Life begets new life. Consciousness begets new consciousness. If god were alive, then you would know god by becoming aware of life itself.