Inspiring Challenge

What would you do?….you make the choice. Don’t look for a punch line, there isn’t one. Read it anyway. My question is: Would you have made the same choice?

At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves children with learning disabilities, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its Dedicated staff, he offered a question: ‘When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does, is done with perfection.
  
Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do.?? He cannot understand things as other children do.  Where is the natural order of things in my son?’
The audience was stilled by the query. The father continued. ‘I believe that when a child like Shay, who was mentally and physically disabled comes into the world, an opportunity to realize true human nature presents itself, and it comes in the way other people treat that child.’ Then he told the following story:
Shay and I had walked past a park where some boys Shay knew were playing baseball. Shay asked, ‘d o you think they’ll let me play?’ I knew that most of the boys would not want someone like Shay on their team, but as a father I also understood that if my son were allowed to play, it would give him a much-needed sense of belonging, and some confidence to be accepted by others in spite of his handicaps. I approached one of the boys on the field and asked (not expecting much) if Shay could play. The boy looked around for guidance and said, ‘We’re losing by six runs and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our team and we’ll try to put him in to bat in the ninth inning. ‘Shay struggled over to the team’s bench and, with a broad smile, put on a team shirt. I watched with a small tear in my eye and warmth in my heart. The boys saw my joy at my son being accepted.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay’s team scored a few runs but was still behind by three. In the top of the ninth inning, Shay put on a glove and played in the right field. Even though no hits came his way, he was obviously ecstatic just to be in the game and on the field, grinning from ear to ear as I waved to him from the stands In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shay’s team scored again. Now, with two outs and the bases loaded, the potential winning run was on base and Shay was scheduled to be next at bat. At this juncture, do they let Shay bat and give away their chance to win the game? Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that a hit was all but impossible because Shay didn’t even know how to hold the bat properly, much less connect with the ball. However, as Shay stepped up to the plate, the pitcher, recognizing that the other team was putting winning aside for this moment in Shay’s life, moved in a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shay could at least make contact.The first pitch came and Shay swung clumsily and missed. The pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly towards Shay. As the pitch came in, Shay swung at the ball and hit a slow ground ball right back to the pitcher. The game would now be over. The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could have easily thrown the ball to the first baseman.  Shay would have been out and that would have been the end of the game. Instead, the pitcher threw the ball right over the first baseman’s head, out of reach of all team mates. Everyone from the stands and both teams started yelling, ‘Shay, run to first! Run to first!’ Never in his life had Shay ever run that far, but he made it to first base. He scampered down the baseline, wide-eyed and startled. Everyone yelled, ‘Run to second, run to second!’ Catching his breath, Shay awkwardly ran towards second, gleaming and struggling to make it to the base. By the time Shay rounded towards second base, the right fielder had the ball. The smallest guy on their team who now had his first chance to be the hero for his team. He could have thrown the ball to the second-baseman for the tag, but he understood the pitcher’s intentions so he, too, intentionally threw the ball high and far over the third-baseman’s head. Shay ran toward third base deliriously as the runners ahead of him circled the bases toward home. All were screaming, ‘Shay, Shay, Shay, all the Way Shay’. Shay reached third base because the opposing shortstop ran to help him by turning him in the direction of third base, and shouted, ‘Run to third! Shay, run to third!’ As Shay rounded third, the boys from both teams, and the spectators, were on their feet screaming, ‘Shay, run home! Run home!’ Shay ran to home, stepped on the plate, and was cheered as the hero who hit the grand slam and won the game for his team.
That day’, said the father softly with tears now rolling down his face, ‘the boys from both teams helped bring a piece of true love and humanity into this world’. Shay didn’t make it to another summer. He died that winter, having never forgotten being the hero and making me so happy, and coming home and seeing his Mother tearfully embrace her little hero of the day!
AND NOW A LITTLE FOOT NOTE TO THIS STORY: We all send thousands of jokes through the e-mail without a second thought, but when it comes to sending messages about life choices, people hesitate. The crude, vulgar, and often obscene pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion about decency is too often suppressed in our schools and workplaces. If you’re thinking about forwarding this message, chances are that you’re probably sorting out the people in your address book who aren’t the ‘appropriate’ ones to receive this type of message. Well, the person who sent you this believes that we all can make a difference. We all have thousands of opportunities every single day to help realize the ‘natural order of things.’ So many seemingly trivial interactions between two people present us with a choice: Do we pass along a little spark of love and humanity, or do we pass up those opportunities and leave the world a little bit colder in the process? A wise man once saidEvery society is judged by how it treats it’s least fortunate amongst them. ‘ You now have two choices.

May your day, be a Shay Day.

Senior Citizens

I love it when a friend sends me a piece that is too good to not post. They don’t realize how much time they save me of thinking of stuff of my own to write about. Thank you Rich for donating another post to Grumpa Joes Place Blog.

THIS IS US!!!

Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and do not blame others.

HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT the senior citizens who took

The melody out of music,

The pride out of appearance,

The courtesy out of driving,

The romance out of love,

The commitment out of marriage,

The responsibility out of parenthood,

The togetherness out of the family,

The learning out of education,

The service out of patriotism,

The Golden Rule from rulers,

The nativity scene out of cities,

The civility out of behavior,

The refinement out of language,

The dedication out of employment,

The prudence out of spending,

The ambition out of achievement or

God out of government and school.

And we certainly are NOT the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships and interactions with others!!

And, we do understand the meaning of patriotism, and remember those who have fought and died for our country.

Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts as they stand at attention with their hand over their hearts!

YES, I’M A SENIOR CITIZEN!

 And don't you forget it....

A Big Iron Rod Stuck into the Gears of Reset

It is becoming clear to me now. After Trump was elected president the entire world was against him. They worked together to destroy him and everything he stood for. What never made sense to me is why people hated the term “Make America Great Again,” especially Americans. What Trump did was to put a huge monkey wrench into the Reset to stop it from moving forward. Billionaires around the globe saw this and realized that their plot to transform the world was in jeopardy.

Below I have inserted the intro to Glen Beck’s new book from his web page. It was Glen Beck who explained the reset to me and I owe him for that.

About the Book

In The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First-Century FascismNew York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host Glenn Beck argues that the American way of life will not survive the Great Reset and warns us to stop it before it’s too late to reverse course.

An international conspiracy between powerful bankers, business leaders, and government officials; closed-door meetings in the Swiss Alps; and calls for a radical transformation of every society on earth—the Great Reset sounds like it is one henchman-with-an-eyepatch away from being the plot for the next James Bond movie.

But the Great Reset is not a work of fiction. It is a highly influential movement among the world’s elite to “reset” the global economy using banks, government programs, and environmental, social, and governance metrics. If they are successful and the Great Reset is finalized, it would put substantially more economic and social power in the hands of large corporations, international institutions, banks, and government officials, including Joe Biden, the United Nations, and many of the members of the World Economic Forum.

In The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First-Century Fascism, Glenn Beck uses his trademark blend of humor, storytelling, and detailed analysis to reveal for the first time the unbelievable truth about the Great Reset, tying together nearly two decades of groundbreaking research about authoritarian movements and their efforts to fundamentally transform the United States.

The roadmap to stopping the Great Reset begins with fully understanding what the free peoples of the world are up against, and no resource provides more information about this radical movement than Glenn Beck’s The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First-Century Fascism.

https://www.glennbeck.com/glenns-books/the-great-reset?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1

In my post Scary Shit, I included a link to a video which scared me to death. Klaus Schwab a German Engineer and Economist speaking at the World Economic Forum gives his view that “you will own nothing and be happy” under the great reset. He isn’t the first German to come up with a good idea to foist on humankind. It took Britain and the USA four long years to defeat the last good German idea. Basically, Schwab explains that smart guys like him need to control dumb guys like me to make the world a better place.

The video is included here.

Douglas Kruger

In order to be fair and balanced I include a rebuttal to this reset argument led by David Ansara with Douglas Kruger author and speaker who in my estimation does a better job of convincing me that we should flush the reset in the crapper.

The whole idea of letting guys and their companies like Zuckerberg of Facebook, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Jack Dorsey of Twitter, Tim Cook of Apple, Klaus Schwab engineer and economist rule the world because they have the money and truly believe that because they are fabulously rich they can control and run the world stinks. They are going backwards in time to an era when Kings owned everything(Communism) and their serfs owned nothing because the king owned the serf(slavery) and gave him what he needed.

Isn’t it funny that once Trump got going with his agenda to Make America Great Again, and it began to catch fire with the common man that a strange new virus appeared out of nowhere to create the pandemic? Isn’t it strange that politicians worked to impeach Trump, not once but twice, to stop his agenda? Isn’t it strange that mysterious forces at play allowed a loser like Joe Biden to pull off a win?

The reset isn’t working for me at all.

Messenger From the North

I watch a lot of movies, and I am particular about the themes. I prefer stories about real people and not those of Hollywood gangsters and shoot em ups. Some of that stuff might be going on in the real world, but not to the extent to which writers and movie makers lead us to believe. Maybe I am living in a bubble here on the edge of the mid-west near one of the largest cities in North America. Yes, we have crime, and yes, we have murders, but why make movies about them? Isn’t that reinforcing the bad behavior, i.e. by glorifying it in film?

A few days ago, I came across a movie titled Chloe and Theo. This story had all th elements of a great movie, it was funny, it was sad, it was tragic, and it had a message. The premise of the story is that a tribe of Inuit Indians living on the ice fields of the arctic circle have seen a trend of warming that is shrinking their ice, and forcing the animals inland, and away from their habitat which is the ice and the frigid waters of the arctic. They decide to send a messenger from their tribe to speak to the elders, and to give them a message of pending doom. They pick a single man named Theo not because he is a smart guy, or a diplomat, or a scientist, but because he is the only one in their village who can speak english. The village elders give him a pouch filled with cash to make the trip.

Theo lands in New York and is amazed at the tall buildings the hordes of people, and the noise. He often laments that where he is from there is a simple beauty to the empty, whiteness, and silence of the ice. He checks into a low cost flop-house and goes looking for the elders. Along the way he meets a young woman who is homeless after she recognizes him as an eskimo. She befriends him only because she thinks he is different, and she wants to know all about him. Theo asks her to help him find the elders. She takes him to her tented area in a dilapidated building where many homeless sleep. She introduces him to what she considers to be an elder. He is in reality a informal leader of the homeless group to which she belongs. Theo is not satisfied, so the group begins a brain storming session as to who they should try to get him to see. At first it was the President of the USA, but the idea falls apart when the FBI gets involved and asks too many dumb questions. Eventually, they break from the FBI and return to brainstorming. The elder in the group has a brainstorm, why not take Theo to the United Nations, and the story goes in that direction, but again proves to be fruitless.

Another plot is to introduce him to the producers of a big TV show, and they succeed in getting a meeting with them. The homeless group and Theo enter the building and are getting into an elevator when Theo balks, he wants to walk up the 62 stories to reduce his contribution to the carbon footprint left by the elevator. He walks while the homeless group is waiting for him to arrive. Nerves take over and the producers insist of leaving, but the homeless are persistent and make Theo’s pitch for him. The scene ends with all of them leaving the conference room as Theo finally arrives.

To make this long story shorter I will only say that these characters all made the story believable. Before the end of the film they are successful in finding a way to get Theo’s story to the Elders. They celebrate and give Theo a gift of a pair of shoes to replace the heavy boots he has worn since he left his Northern Village, and as he has always done throughout the story he takes a walk to try his new shoes, and to clear his head. Then something unbelievable happens and the story ends.

This is what I rate a five star film * * * * *

PSA-220109-Oh Boy! It Starts

How Soon Before This Becomes Enacted into Law?

I received this article from a friend and it scared the heck out of me. Last week my step grandson(28) was invited to a party in Chicago. He opted not to go because a new law that went into effect in Chicago on 3 January. No vaccination no entry into a public place.

Implanting chips in people so Uncle can know where you are, and what you are doing so he can prohibit you from getting into a place for the public good is just plain scary.

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Dsruptive Subdermals, a Swedish based start-up and the developer of a microchip that is linked to vaccine passports, says humans have no choice when it comes to having the microchip implanted and says it will happen “whether we like it or not.”

The fact that that sounds like a command, is enough to raise the hackles of any person that deeply values their autonomy, and when it comes to being forced into a technocracy, that reaction is 100 percent justified.

Orwell’s 1984 is probably springing to mind right about now. The company has received widespread criticism because of the risk that this technology truly would plunge us all into an Orwellian dystopia.

No one wants a totalitarian surveillance state, unless of course, you happen to be the person at the top, running the show.

The managing director of Dsruptive Subdermals, Hannes Sjoblad has dismissed such concerns, saying, “this technology exists and is used whether we like it or not,”

“I am happy that it is brought into the public conversation,” he added. “New technologies must be broadly debated and understood.”

Sjoblad insisted that the microchip is not going to track the location of those who have it, but to is being used to “transform healthcare on a global scale,” by working with governments to use the technology as a medical ID card, showing in an instant whether or not they are allowed in the supermarket or theater.

“For example, if I go to the movies or go to a shopping centre, then people will be able to check my status even if I don’t have my phone,” he said.

That doesn’t sound suspicious at all.

On the microchips locating capabilities, Sjoblad said, “They can never tell your location, they’re only activated when you touch them with your smartphone, so this means they cannot be used for tracking anyone’s location.”

The chip is a pre-programmed scannable implant and measures around 2 millimeters by 16 millimeters.

Amongst those who were critical of the mass implantation of microchips, were pro-vaccine, pro-vaccine passport supporters.

They pointed put that the company wanting to chip everyone – whether they want it or not – plays into supposed ‘conspiracy theorists’ fears of a big brother society, wanting to track their every movements.

Despite Sjoblad’s assertions that this is not their intention, it is possible, could it happen?

The short answer, is yes. The short answer is, he lied.

Given the fact that the microchip would be scanned before you are able to enter an establishment, would actually be, in fact, tracking your location.

Those who are running the technology would know where you were, at what time, on what day – that’s tracking you.

For those who read the Bible and are aware of Revelation, the microchip could be likened to ‘the mark of the beast’ and the coming of the Antichrist.

The evidence is in plain view, Globalist elites are using technology and coercion to force you towards the abyss. The only way to fight is to not comply.

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