2014, a year closer to the end of America?

         The title may seem conspiracy like or even reactionary, but it is not far off base. If we honestly look at some of the things that transpired this year, you have to admit that this isn’t our parents America. The land we live in has fallen quite short of what I thought we were. But this is a disappointment I have gotten used to. Republican and Democrat blaming each other, while both are suckling Wall Streets teat. More insane nut bags threatening our “monkey” President Obama, because his skin color is bothering them. Conservatives pining for the time when white American men were the only people who mattered. Cops not just being bullies, but now shooting and killing unarmed black kids, then saying they felt threatened. Then trying to understand how an adult justifies shooting 12 times at someone running away, while my 10 year old daughter tells the grown up it is wrong. Cops using an illegal choke hold to kill a guy who was selling “loosey” cigarettes, only to hear more adults justify it. Then trying to explain to my 10 and 13 year old kids what is wrong with these people without calling them dumb. This list can go on and on. But seriously, what the hell is wrong with us?

            Everyone screams that things need to change, but when your voice is heard the majority sit home. The American society has failed. We are in general a weak and lazy group. Not all, as I said in general. To show our unhappiness we sit home, to show our social disobedience, we sit home. Sitting home and not participating seems to be the universal answer. America is the way it is because of US, WE THE PEOPLE CREATED THIS MESS. Our apathy has left a shell of a nation for my children. When we can change something, we do not because the devil we know is better then the devil we dont. Unfortunately we have left the fox in the henhouse, we stopped paying attention. Now everything seems corrupted, anyone with the tiniest bit of power has eaten the poison apple. Who cares, no one was watching them. Cops are beating black kids, don’t break the law. Killing black people, don’t break the law. But a black kills a white and all hell breaks loose. Politicians, even the ones where I live are under investigation for being corrupt.

           I love the freedoms I have but I have been negligent of my responsibilities as well. As a democracy, we are responsible for the actions of our representatives, we stopped telling them what to do because they quit doing it. If I stopped doing my job, I would get fired. CONGRESS SHOULD BE FIRED!!! 9% approval yet 94% reelected, what is wrong there. This apathy goes right into how people think. It is easy to hate and be bigoted, doesn’t take any thought. Simple minded people hate people based on color and creed. Stupid and loud people hold a lot of power in this country. How did we allow this? Money is some cases, because in some warped world money means intellegence. Laziness in others, why debate a dumb person, they will never change. We all seem to listen to the loudest speaker, typically the most ignorant person in the room. So this because our education system failed us or just because we lost faith in everything?

             I don’t have any answers. I can’t tell you what is right or wrong. I can tell you that my convictions are changing. I have always been a very liberal Democrat. The liberal part has grown stronger, I believe we need to help one another, foster a sense of community and continue to help the weakest among us to rise above where they are. We are a wealthy country who needs to commit resources to our infrastructure, education, homelessness and better health care, as well as mental health. We need to reel in the police, educate, better training and better mental health screening, as well as holding them accountable for their actions. The same needs to be done with our leaders on all kevels, state, local and federal. As well as TV and radio personalities who spread vitriol and lies. Time for all to be held accountable for their actions. That is a start. To improve our government, term limits for House, Senate and Supreme Court Justices. Time to remove money from politics and deny personhood of corporations. Even the playing field, end lobbying. The Democrat part has been called into question. I agree with them more, but they are also guilty of putting money before the people.

         In general 2014 was another year we failed our children. I will not anymore, my children will see that I believe it is time to stand. There is a movement in this country, it has been building slowly but it is building. I think it will reach a crescendo soon and we will see massive change. It is a dangerous and beautiful time to be alive. We will take our country back. We need to reverse the trend and improve in all aspects. If not America Jay be doomed to fail. Happy New Year! HAPPY NEW AMERICA!!!!

Demonic possession is scary stuff.

          I am a big fan of Ghost Adventures,  I am sure some of their stuff is faked or whatever you may say.  But those guys helped more explore the field myself.  I have only done several investigations,  including my house.  The man who lived here before us shot himself in the head in our front room.  I have gotten several evps,  curtains in the front room are always pushed like someone was looking out the window and a lot of very odd K2 hits.  I think we also have the spirit of a cat.  But anyway,  what the GAC guys did in the beginning was crazy.  Now the ZOZO demon.  This is the first show that got me in a long time.  But seriously,  the idea of demonic haunting scares the hell out of me.

First off anyone using an Ouija board is inviting serious trouble. The chances of actually communicating with a family member or a “good ghost” seem very slim to me. If it really is a key to another spiritual dimension, what do you think is waiting by the door? I think positive spiritual energy communicates in very helpful ways. For example, your gut tells you not to go to a store and it gets shot up (bad example) do you think something is not communicating with you? The same can be said with evil spiritual energy, you doing very self destructive things despite not wanting to. I think we were effected by the spiritual realm regularly, we just are not open to the fact.

To tempt a demon willingly is not smart. Demons can cause chaos in our personal life, professional life, mentally and physically. For a person who has been possessed to tempt it again is absolutely absurd. I am terrified that I am going to come across a demon. The Christian faith says if you are true in your faith you cannot be possessed. Then why do so many Christians become possessed? It is a matter of circumstance. Wrong place, wrong time or asking for it. Even devout Christians who were possessed need multiple exorcism to be cleared and sometimes that doesn’t work.

There are people dealing with paranormal situations daily. The stigma that comes with this causes them not to seek help. This allows the demon to go through its steps. Once it reaches possession in many cases it is to late. Through the research I have done, there is not one demon I can find more common than others. The ZOZO no one is sure if it is a demon, an animal spirit or whatever it may be. It is said that certain Demons are stronger in certain months, they use certain sins to tempt you and that there are offices for each demon. Now each demon is supposed to have and adversary Angel. In this sense wouldn’t you need to call on said Angel to combat the demon? I am not an expert by any means on this.

I have never to my knowledge dealt with a demon, nor do I want to. This stuff is seriously scary. Whoever is dealing with this I feel horribly for. What you have to through in order to get help is ridiculous. I hope if anyone reads this they stay away from the Ouija board or any other circumstances that bring Demons to you. If you are experiencing anything start a journal and mark everything. This can help you when someone comes to investigate. The one or 2 nights they spend there nothing may happen. I don’t think blessing the home yourself is a good idea either. Bring in someone that does it professionally. Good luck and stay safe. 0

ISIS beheads journalist. How does the United States need to respond?

         ISIS, also known as ISIL or Al Quadea in Iraq has struck a nerve with United States population. James Foley was kidnapped, held hostage and then beheaded by the terrorist organization.  This is just weeks after they attacked a rare religious sect in Iraq. Just weeks after President Obama authorized strategic airstrikes. It seems as if ISIS is tempting the United States back into Iraq. The war mongers are pounding their drums louder now.

ISIS had convinced the Iraqi people that they were unbeatable. ISIS owes much of its success to the fact that Iraqi military officers who were ousted by the U.S. have joined there cause. ISIS has not suffered many, if any losses until faced by the Peshewars and the United States military. When faced by these two ISIS backed off. ISIS claims that they are the leaders of the Muslim world. Where in truth, most Muslims want nothing to do with them. They are a radical element that Republican Marco Rubio says needs to be exterminated.

People were upset that the U.S. would not pay 100 million euros or $132 million dollars for the release of Foley. The U.S. does not pay ransoms to terrorist organization or any organization. If a group or family decides to do so, the government typically will let them do so, despite that money assisting a terrorist organization. It is a horrible tragedy and no one deserves to be harmed like that. But I am sure Foley knew what the dangers of this assignment were. Again that does not make them right, but he had to be aware of the risk he was taking. Anyone going over there, soldier, reporter or medical workers should have these risks presented to them.

When I heard President Obama authorized air strikes I was appalled. I knew it wouldnt be long until we had soldiers over there fighting again. Today I have heard that it may be happening much sooner then I thought. We do not need to fight another war. Our country is tired, devastated and broke because of the last 2. Our soldiers need to recover and be with family. This is not the answer. We have many special operations units and drones to do this work. Yell about drones all you want. I DO NOT WANT ANOTHER AMERICAN TO DIE IN IRAQ!!!!!! I cannot stress that enough. It will not end well. I agree that action needs to be taken. But noy another war.

I am an adamant President Obama supporter. I love many of his policies and agree with even more. His whole presidency has been one tough decision after another. This is no different. Congressman John McCain has been beating his war drum for years. The Republicans and there puppeteers have been trying to get us in every country that has a case of marital discord. President Obama and Democrats have held strong until now. The region has always had issues, religious zealots tend to hate a lot of people. We are not the country to fix it. I do not know if Iraqis are better off now or before the war but our country is not better off. We have recovered quite a bit but not enough to go to war again. Please President Obama, I implore you, do not go to war.

Hobby Lobby, religous freedom or force fed religion.

      The Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision was a big in a few ways. First it proved that Supreme Court Justices should not be a lifetime appointment. Second it showed how far our country has strayed from what we are. Third it showed a complete disdain for the protections the United States Constitution afforded us. It all showed the Conservative wing celebrating a “victory” over the common folks.

The First Amendment of the Constitution states; Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free excersize thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peacably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. What does this mean? Do we the people still have said protections?

Making no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free excersize thereof. That would mean that no religion shall be protected over the other by states or federal government. Basic, simplistic view. Everyone is free to practice any religion they would like. Republicans like to say that we are a Christian nation, which as stated violates the First Amendment of the Constitution. They say prayer should be allowed in school and creationism taught, not all but many. But the only prayer they want in school are Christian prayers, all others be damned. Christian right wingers believe abortion is a sin and contraceptives are abortion. That statement has been lambasted by anyone who is a doctor but a degree means nothing in that discussion.

Republicans claim they are the protectors of our Constitution and that liberal Democrats want to rip it to shreds. Anyone with half a brain can see the obvious, Republicans do not care about the Constitution. I realize i have gone off topic but this will come together, I hope. In Republican lead states across the nation our right to peacably assemble is being stomped upon. People arrested and disgraced by the GOP while a criminal like Cliven Bundy and his group of hooligans walj away scot free. Armed people stopping a government agency from enforcing the law, supported by Republicans. Freedom of Speech is stomped upon dailly and being able to redress Government is a joke. Republicans are trying to take away our government voice, the right to vote.

Now not only is a corporation regarded as a person, they also can force their religious beliefs on their employees. Before the ACA was put into effect, Hobby Lobby offered health insurance plans that had access to birth control. Not only that, but much of their inventory is bought from China. China is notorious for its abortion rate. I think with those two sentences I established Hobby Lobby’s hypocracy. Why did Hobby Lobby’s stance change? I dont have the answer but anyone who isnt blind realizes how much the Republican base hates President Obama. Is that the reason? Who knows? But why now? Why did the Supreme Court rule directly on party lines?

How does my employers religion effect my health care decisions? Is that religious freedom? For the employer, yes but where is ours. How does my employers religion outweigh mine? If this ruling is correct; then if i worked for a Muslim company I have to adhere to Shariha Law. Or a Satanist for instance. Or would my choices be mine then? I am paying for a portion of my health care, as well as visits, meds or anything else Dr. related. How can my employer come between myself and my doctor? These questions arent answered yet but I have a feeling this ruling will have unintended consequences. I do not think these justices had the foresight to see what would be around the corner.

Whatever your opinion of religion is, you are entitled to it except when it comes to your employer. This is a idiotic interpretation of our Constitution. Ee have seen some awful rulings coming from this Supreme Court. Please remember you are free to practice your religion but your employers is more important.

Where did our elected leaders go?

           In 2009 President Obama took over as our first African-American president. That was the day government shut down. The Republicans vowed that making him a one term president was there number one priority. They would do anything to make that happen. In their efforts to unseat him, they did irreapairable harm to America. They created a divide so wide that if you disagree with a conservatives point of view, you are a Nazi, a marxist, a socialist and a traitor.

Health care costs were raging out of control. Increasing about 200% since the year 2004. I did not have a copay in 2004, meds cost 10-20-30. By 2008 I was paying $65 a week and 20-35-55 for meds. Office visits went from $10 to $20 and specialists $25 to $75. The ACA was put into effect to stem the rising costs, help get the uninsured insured at a reasonable rate and stop people being denied for pre-existing conditions. Despite the President and Democrats trying to stem health care costs, which were crippling our manufacturing sector, Republicans railed against it. In fact they have voted 41 times to repeal it, costing us $60 million dollars with those votes, some fiscal hawks right. What is wrong with stopping people from losing their homes when they get sick. Shows who Republicans really work for.

Republicans attacked President Obama over unemployment. While at the same time shooting down his jobs bill, which would have created a million new jobs. They said the unemployment rate was to high. But when the president got it under 8%, they said the president doesn’t create jobs. Republicans took over the House in 2010, they have not created a single job. They are much more concerned with anti-abortion laws and religious laws. The president’s economic plan is working despite sequestration and continued Republican interference. If Republicans were willing to work with Democrats maybe their input would be in these bills, possibly even improving them.

Paul Ryan, John Boehner and several other prominent Republicans have said that there is no longer a debt crisis. Yet these so called budget hawks try to take the country hostage on the debt ceiling. First this is just for bills that Congress already approved. Why would they not approve money for spending they already approved? It is a domestic terrorist attack designed to further an agenda that caters to corporations, ALEC, the Koch Brothers and NRA amongst others. These is not what our forefathers envisioned when they wrote the Constitution.

Different kinds of ghosts, spirits and entities.

            Anyone who investigates the paranormal realizes that there is something out there. Exactly what that something is can differ from investigation to investigation. Spirits are essentially energy, that is why you are able to pick them up with a K-II or a MEL-Meter. It is the different types of energy/spirits that make each case different.

Ghosts are spiritual energy that was once attached to humans or animals. They retain the personality characteristics that they had in life. Generally they are trapped between realms, unable for whatever reason to cross over into the spiritual realm. Generally they are harmless, but of course there are a percentage that were evil in life and remain the same in death. Many cases they are residual, just like a tape playing over and over again. Some are one time appearances. Your uncle is in the hospital, you turn in the kitchen and he is there smiling, then gone. You then find out he died. These spirits can of course cause problems, but can only levitate small items. Generally they are not trying to scare you. They are trying to exist, make contact or are not even aware you are there.

You also have hungry ghosts, ghosts that could not get what they needed in the afterlife. They come back to feed off of humabs fear energy. These are commonly found in Taoism. Child ghosts are particularly upsetting. They generally are lonely and looking for attention. Animal ghosts are animal energy attached to a location. You can see the previous owners cat running in your front room. Vengeful ghosts are to be avoided. These are ghosts that attack men or women because of perceived indiscretions caused by them in life. These ghosts attack humans, by scratching, choking or pushing.

Spirits is a term many use to describe entities that were never human. Angels, demons or elementals, all of wich are not to be trifled with. Angels are exactly what you expect, they are good, can be asked for help and sometimes will. But again they can cause harm if trifled with. Guardian angels are human spirits that watch over a specific person. They try to protect them. Animal guides are essentially the Native American guardian angel. They try to guide the person to do the right thing. You don’t call on an inhuman spirit, you never know which one you will get.

You then have Elementals and shadow people. Elementals are attached to the land; protecting it from harm. Normally they will not harm you, but will if they must. They use fear to move people off their land. Some see them as minor gods, druids worship the deities. To appease these spirits an offering of some kind must be made, in many cases that will work. Shadow people, not much is known about them. But as cameras improve and shadow detectors are used we are gathering more evidence. Some people see them as malicious entities, others think of them as watchers from another realm. Either way they are very off putting and make me uncomfortable.

Of course we have the Demonic. These are the spirits I believe most paranormal investigators wish to avoid. These spirits are an affront to God and mean to destroy humans. There main goal is possession and death. They are evil, intelligent and have a hierarchy. They get more powerful as you head up the laddet. Generally if there is one demon there are more. Some quick telltale signs are smells, sulfuric and rotting, taps or knocks in 3s, teleportation of objects, amongst several others things. Many times they were invited in and others they were already there. Unlesd you are a shaman or an exorcist you should not challenge a demon. These beings are feared by most ghost hunters and one famous group had a smart saying. “When in doubt, get the hell out.”

This is just my experience and what I have read. If you have different ideas please feel free to add or correct. This is not an exact science, for me it has been trial and error. Always looking for more input.

Writing about demonic hauntings, does it open you up for attack or just paranoia?

                I have written several pieces on demonic haunts. Let me be very clear here, I have never personally dealt with one, nor do I want to. From all of the research I have done, I want no part of this. I am an amateur ghost hunter/paranormal investigator and am not eqipped for that type of thing.

Just to give an example to the paranoia that it could create. Last week I came home and found a hoard of flies in my house. It took us about 6 hours to get rid of all of them. Hours after that I found 4 scratches on my arm and couldn’t figure out where they came from. So of course I looked for natural reasons and even after finding them I was still unsure, back of my mind the anxiety was there and still is. Infestations start slowly and I want to be prepared in case. I went through the house reciting the Our Father prayer as well as telling any unfriendly spirits to leave.

Does this mean I am in that stage or just paranoid? Hopefully just paranoid. But I think wtiting about these type of hauntings may draw unwanted attention. Anything that lets the world know that Evil spirits are real I imagine runs a higher risk. For that reason I will only write periodically about this subject. I still am not sleeping properly because of my hopeful paranoia. It is my mind keeping me up, with what I hope is an irrational fear.

People who are under demonic attack are worried no one will believe them. That people will think they are crazy. You are not. There are many people out there who will try to help. I don’t know if they can, but the effort helps people mentally. I honestly hope my gut feeling is right and the natural explanation are correct. 4 scratches are 1 to many. Nothing has happened in 5 days. So here’s hoping.