We will gather this morning to review and honor the life of my youngest Son-in Law, “Tony” Stone. “Tony” who asked for my daughter’s hand and they were married on February 2, 1991.
As I am now 91 I can truthfully say “Tony” and Leah had a charmed life and created two faithful and loving children. Alyssa and “Nick” arrived after Norma I retired and our time with them was delightful.
We lost my loving wife, Norma” eleven months ago tomorrow. I will never forget the words that Leah uttered to me when we first talked, “Dad, I just wanted to hear your voice, “Tony” is now with Mom.”
Tears will flow today and our families will honor our child, man, father and leader, “Tony Stone”.
My friend DR Peter Forrest shared these real reasons why the Los Angeles offshore area is set to make Christmas miserable for every child in America. This is a man made tragedy for reasons that will make you sick. The neutered media has failed miserably to even alert the people and I hope you will acknowledge with praise for this reporting of the facts. You will find the author’s name at the end of this powerful message. Please provide feedback by commenting on this article or directly with the author or both. C Brewer
The reasons why cargo ships are still offshore in CA
Would you like to know why there are many dozens of cargo ships full of goods parked off the California coast waiting to be unloaded?
Don’t understand why there are shortages of EVERYTHING in America right now?
Want to know what’s causing the prices of consumer goods to skyrocket recently?
Here’s the truth the news isn’t telling you….
“The NEWS says the California port situation is caused by a driver shortage.
Not so fast: It is in part caused by a California Truck Ban which says all trucks must be 2011 or newer and a law called AB 5 which prohibits Owner Operators. Traditionally the ports have been served by Owner Operators (non union). California has now banned Owner Operators.
Long term, truckers in California are not investing in new trucks because California has a law that makes them illegal in 2035. The requirement is to purchase electric trucks which do not exist.
And in the words of Paul Harvey, “Now you know the rest of the story”
BUSINESS CARB to begin blocking certain trucks’ DMV registrations in 2020. Carriers domiciled in California with trucks older than 2011 model, or using engines manufactured before 2010, will need to meet the Board’s new Truck and Bus Regulation beginning in 2020 or their vehicles will be blocked from registration with the state’s DMV, the state has said.
The new “health-based requirements” will need to be met before a driver is allowed to register his or her truck through the Department of Motor Vehicles, CARB says. A new enforcement tool used by the DMV beginning in 2020 will automatically block 2010 and older trucks from registration.
These ships full of goods are not being brought into port and unloaded because there are no trucks to take the goods away from the port. There are no trucks to take the goods away from the port because California law made all the trucks that take the goods from the port illegal. California’s extreme environmental laws are creating nationwide shortages of consumer goods.
When you are voting in the next couple of weeks, remember all these hardships that Americans are now facing. These hardships are being directly created by Democratic leadership. Your suffering is their agenda.
“In God We Trust”
Nazario A. “Tito” Gonzales
17170 Pine Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95032
I am hopeful to be able to use more of MR. Gonzales writings in the future. C Brewer
Planning for old age or anything else when you are sixty five or older is no different than visiting a casino in Louisiana, Oklahoma or New Mexico. I feel sure the Baptists will always make sure Texans have to travel out of State to improve life in every abuting State but Arkansas. Arkansas will join the other states long before Texas is a State. If the movement currently where to see Texas secede from the United States we will see casinos erupt like live volcanoes from Beaumont to Texarkana to Amarillo to ElPaso to Brownsville and back to Beaumont in 30 days.
First let me discuss life Insurance which is the worst investment I ever made. I whetted your appetite with one illustration in Chapter One. My first life insurance was provided by the U. S. Navy. During my active duty tour the very last thing I had to worry about was life insurance. Marriage at 18, fatherhood at 19, 21 and 23, no car until I was 23. At 21 I was released back to inactive duty in 1951. From that day forward the only life insurance I ever had was whatever was provided by my employer until I left Halliburton in 1983 and you already have that fiasco in chapter one.
Today I will admit my lack of knowledge about term life insurance which is designed to protect younger people could have ruined me. Obviously if I knew how long I would live I could have saved more for old age.
The other nearly lifetime insurance you have to have unless you were born with a silver spoon is coverage for your automobiles and homes. If you had to finance either you should initially find an honest “INDEPENDENT insurance company.
I bought my first house when I was twenty two a year before I bought my first car. Texas had a program that allowed veterans to buy a house that costs no more than $10,000 at 4% and insurance was included. $50 a month for 40 years.
At 23 I bought my first car, a 1940 Chevy for $175. I do not remember how much the insurance was but I had to get a loan for $100 that required a listing of every appliance we had as collateral and the car dealer financed the other $75. From that moment I had insurance with “State Farm” until I was 65 when an independent Insurance agent asked me why I paid for my coverage every six months. He advised me that when you could pay for a year in advance you should get a 15% discount. I have only bought insurance from an independent agent these last 31 years.
America’s next insurance decision starts at age 65 when you reach Medicare if it still exists after Biden and the Demoncrats rob the future from my sixty heirs (At this point in time). When I was 65 there were different rules for Medicare. We had a basic premium deducted from your Social Security check which is $184 and you bought a supplement that covered 20% of your basic healthcare charges. At this time my premiums are $325 a month Along came Bush11, a Progressive in hiding and a new plan to cover all or part of your drug costs was born. My current premiums are nearly $100 a month. Next comes the dental costs. I pay $38 a month for insurance that pays less than 50% of my dental costs.
Unless you do not have a radio or a TV you are bombarded with commercials, the worst person to explain this possible disaster is Joe Namith. It is called Medicare Advantage”. If you buy this without understanding the Hype provided by the “Huckster” you may discover you screwed yourself. The limitations can generate cost depending if your local Doctors or hospital require you to pay in cash if you choose this option. I happen to live in Sabine County Texas where the “advantage” plans are not accepted. The TV Hucksters fail to warn you and the insurance companies must love the new options as some sell both types of coverage. I contacted Jerry Howell, Sabine County Hospital administrator, who had their Insurance leader send me a package that exposes the negative aspects of the new Advantage Plans.
Unbelievably the hospital has an ad in today’s weekly Sabine Reporter that will relieve me from trying to explain the details to everyone. If you have an interest and you should, “open the camera app on your mobile device and point to the image on the right or go to www.chosingmedicare.org to watch videos on your healthcare choices after age 65”. Share this with every friend and family who is now or soon to be 65 sixty five.
These quotes should still remind all Americans to wake up even though they happened over sixty years ago. This sobering event was of little concern then. Every American alive today should be aware as we have open borders and Russia is still an enemy of the free world. A
Russia’s Khrushchev delivered the following message to the United Nations on September 29 1959. His predictions were directed for the United States of America. His predictions for America were an emotional event. TV coverage of him banging his shoe on the podium. At that time, the word ‘communism’ was feared throughout our nation. Now here is some food for thought if it does not make us choke! Do you remember?
THIS WAS HIS ENTIRE QUOTE:
“Your children’s children will live under communism, You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright; but we will keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you will finally wake up and find you already have Communism.
We will not have to fight you; We will weaken your economy, until you will fall like overripe fruit into our hands.” “Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
Remember, socialism leads to Communism. So, how do you create a Socialistic State? There are 8 levels of control; read the following recipe.
1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people.
2) Poverty – Increase the poverty level as high as possible, poor people are
easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them.
3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government That way you are able to create a police state.
5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect (food, housing, income) of their lives because that will make them fully dependent on the government.
6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to and take control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion – Remove the belief in God from the Government and school because the people need to believe in ONLY the government knowing what is best for the people.
8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. Eliminate the middle class. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to tax the wealthy with the support of the poor
Wake up America.
Unless you have mental issues, this is exactly the current agenda for the Democratic party?
I have used some material from an unknown source to create this article. I pray enough Americans will have access to stop this race to destroy our freedoms.
My children have urged me to write a book to help them prepare for old age. Some of them might be used as examples as my seven children range in age from fifty five to to 72. I reached ninety one (91) on August 31, 2021. Rather than try to remember all that happened to me year by year I will share the events in my life broken down by type of events. Sports, gardening, finance, travel, planning, healthcare, insurance, wills, trusts, children, grandchildren, property and possibly more if I live long enough to complete the book.
You will be able to learn from this book chapter by chapter as I intend to publish each on my blog as I finish the chapters. The address is https://cb75948.wordpress.com
You can sign up to receive anything I write and publish on the above site. Some other subjects may be written as I attempt to help old men plan and hopefully enjoy groprepared for this phase, you may never reach many of the following chapters. They keep extending the beginning age to start Medicare as the average age for both men and women keep rising, factual or not. If I had planned better I would have had more income but I was convinced I would never live to be 70. Other planning mistakes I made will be included in each Chapter . Mistakes made early provide impacts that you wish you had known about when you were younger. I hope this Book will help my family as well aswing old. The reason I mention just old men as in some chapters like medical I do not know everything women face but I will try to include events my wife of 60 pulse years of marriage including the horrible disease of Dementia and Alzheimers that took her life 1-23-2021. There is a difference that you need to understand.
My next chapter after this Introduction will be the most important thing to prepare for is Healthcare. If you are not yours if you follow my advice.
To whet your appetite I will reveal how insurance companies and the tricks they can spring on you, are the biggest legal theft that you can face when you get old. One trick they play is to sell the insurance policy or the entire company to another Insurance Company who then raises your premiums as much as 400 percent. This happened to me on a $30,000 life insurance policy that I had paid premiums for 17 years. I had paid over #10,000 in premiums I lost when I could not justify the new premiums.
I wonder if the 80 million Americans who voted to elect Biden President will ever get enough of the systematic destruction of our country? Next Tuesday I will be 91 years old and it hurts me to just feel we have a President I cannot accept or support as a true American or a man I can’t even address as “Mr” Biden.
His actions to destroy America’s allied leadership, open our southern borders to every terrorist on earth, ignore our tradition to never leave Americans behind and lead us into harm’s way set a new low for people who call themselves Democrats. Not one accepted Democratic leader has even shown anything but happiness over this destruction. George Soros must have enough money to reward them all.
In 1945 America’s leadership helped the free world defeat Germany and Japan’s actions that killed millions and their plan to conquer the entire earth. I was fifteen and had watched this war bring Americans together and not only help win WW!! But we also defeated the misery of a horrible depression and raced to replace over four million 18-21 men who met death far too soon.
As my generation was beginning and we had so many voids at every level, training the ones who survived the war to help lead our nation was priority one. Opportunity for the youth like myself was limited. Wealth lost in the depression limited higher education to veterans and the youth of the two percent of Americans who had ninety eight percent of the money. Driven by admiration for our veterans and limitations on starting most career paths I could not wait to enlist in the US Navy Reserve when I made seventeen on August 31, 1947.
Agreeing to the enlistment pledge to turn yourself over to the US government for the term of your enlistment was and is likely unknown to most Americans today. You basically put your life 100% in the hands of the military leadership. Not a problem in peacetime but changes dramatically in a time of war. This is why we have “Drafts” when the word “War” is included. I only wrote this paragraph to show what kind of armed services we have today and the fact that everyone in our military today are volunteers.
I wanted to share what the Media likely does not know or care to share with the public. I served my enlistment until the day before my 21st birthday plus one year added because of the Korean War. I Volunteered for Active duty and served 3 ½ years of my nearly five year enlistment. I salute every service member who ever served in our military. I still tear up listening to the “Star Spangled Banner” and my term as a member of the US military will end when God decides my life has terminated.
GOD BLESS AMERICA
Let me share a story that became one reason for my loss of respect for any American that supports this ill fated deviation from both American Law and apparent hatred of our military by Democrats.
The news of our pull out of all military support for the people of Afghanistan made me sick. This ill timed news means Biden signed a death warrant for every Afghani who supported, died or pledged their support for America and our allies over the last twenty years. Every time the Democrats try to make excuses for these idiotic moves more people are likely to be slaughtered. Every American and Afghani who dies because of these unforgivable decisions are blood on the hands of every American who voted for Democrats in the 2020 elections. Now they have given everyone above a week for all to get out of Afghanistan by August 31st, My 92 birthday.
One more item I wish to share is about an interpreter for one of my golfing friends. My friend had been weighing a new offer to return to Afghanistan one more time some 60 days ago. He made his decision to turn down this offer just a few days ago. When the news of the Democrats’ decision to leave these loyal Afghanis to be murdered, including everyone in their family, my friend immediately began a search to help his friend who had helped us so much. Yesterday he told me he had contacted his friend and although the US would not accept all of his family for extraction to the United States, the entire family was accepted by our allies, the Australians, and were on the way to freedom. My friend was dancing with joy because he was able to help save one family’s five lives.
If you have any Democratic friends, ask them to help you understand just this one decision as they race toward Socialism that even their leadership fully understands, will not help one American alive today.
Anyone who may have read any of my 1300 plus articles published on cb75948.wordpress.com will know I have written that history will conclude that Lyndon B. Johnson did more to divide the American citizens than any American in history. His actions killed nearly 60,000 young American lives in Vietnam and probably twice that many with wounds caused by Agent Orange poison after the war was over. A war that history will prove was designed to help the banking industry.
When my wife died in January I had decided to pay to maintain my many years of work and hopefully my family will maintain it after I die. I just could not get the motivation to write anything any more. I blamed it on my advanced age. I have aging limitations but there is nothing wrong with my brain now that a nap after lunch is all I need to carry on.
Watching all of the chaos in Afghanistan brought back the pictures of our military trying to save both American and loyal Vietnamese with a handful of helicopters from roof tops in Saigon. Pictures of over 800 being saved by one C-17 revealed the lack of leadership by our current President, who belongs in a nursing home, not running this country like a puppet manipulated by the second most inept leader we ever had, Barack Obama.
Friends and family this charade, when unvieled, will prove Bidens is being used to further divide the people to create another civil war. Watch for my next article on WordPress. They did one positive thing. They have motivated me to get out of my Lazy Boy and crank up my Blog. I will be 91 on August 31st and they lit my fire.
They can prove his suspected Dementia with an MRI. Our doctor knew Norma had lost five percent of her brain six horrible years before she died.
Norma Maxey Brewer was my second wife after a teenage marriage that did not succeed for me. I first met her when she was thirteen. She was the daughter of my boss and a typical teenager.
When she graduated from high school at eighteen, my first wife and I took her and her best friend, Paula, to a Fats Domino and Little Richard concert at the Sportatorium in Dallas TX. Har dad, W. C. Maxey was transferred to another plant and I did not see Norma or her dad for some three years.
My desire to succeed took long hours at my work and my first wife was raising three children, Elizabeth, Brenda and Mark alone. A new assignment that lasted four months in Montreal Canada caused a divorce. Until my Angel died this was the saddest part of my entire 90 years of life.
After a few months of misery and reduction in statute and pay, Mr. Maxey invited me to come visit and have dinner. I was surprised that Norma was there as she had won a very big beauty contest. Over the next few months I proposed, she accepted and we were married. My work improved and I was promoted. After getting my Masters Degree, I was offered an executive position as Director of Quality at Halliburton-Otis Engineering.
My Angle and I have four fine and successful children, Laurie, David, Lisa and Leah. My work took me worldwide and my Angel raised these children that were four years and four months apart in age. After five years, I went into business for myself and over the next eleven years I started eight companies in four countries and one partnership. In addition, my Angel not only helped with the business operations, she traveled with me to forty seven States and fifteen Countries. One of those companies, Quality Systems Registrar, is still actively in business after thirty years. I was one the founders, Norma and I are major shareholders, our daughter, Laurie is Chairman of the Board and Finance operations. Our son, David is a member of the Board of Directors.
My Angel and I moved to our dream home we had built on Toledo Bend Lake in deep East Texas on the Louisiana border. This happened on Christmas day 1991. Sadly, she stopped painting. She won several awards for her work, including a Blue Ribbon and other Ribbons at the State Fair of Texas and awards in other competitions. I joined her in retirement January 1, 1994 and our love for each other grew stronger. Having someone to grow old with is a must if you desire to be happy in your golden years. My biggest fear, if God allows me some more time to live, is having to live without my Angel, partner and love of my life.
We had started taking our entire family to the beach in 1990 and continued for 19 years. After she began losing her memory we stopped going, but some of the kids and grandkids still go. Our objective was to keep our family close together and it worked. Our family is rock solid and they are working hard to help me, but no one will ever replace my Angel.
These last three years have been hell but I even surprised myself. We have not traveled and our appointed son, Tim Trojanowski, has been our strength to be able to stay in our dream home. We had vowed to not ever allow either of us to die in a nursing home. Tim and my family have promised me they will make sure that I will never die in one.
It is hard to understand how God selects anyone to suffer this horrible disease but he called her home on January 23, 2021. By her last day, she had been on Morphine for three days and had not been able to swallow for two. I went back to my half bed, which was beside her hospital bed, and laid down and held her hand and went to sleep. I awoke about 2:30 and my daughter, Leah and granddaughter, Alyssa were in tears. I closed her eyes, kissed her for the last time and started crying. That crying may never stop inside me.
She will never be forgotten and I am certain if there is a flower garden in heaven, she will be pulling weeds and smiling. When God calls me home, I hope I will get another hug and kiss with my Angel.
Republicans without Trump are leaderless and are nothing but DOOMED losers. Unless a Republican leader appears or Trump can unite Americans who will stop the destruction of United States, it will all be over.
The only way to stop the destruction is to have a civil war or agree to divide the country into two countries and see if either can survive. Give Washington D.C to Amazon and Walmart along with the Us Postal Service, TVA, and AMTRAC.
My real desire is to see TEXAS become a country. We have boundaries, we have leaders and we have law enforcement. We also have arms, ammo and a burning desire to be free. We have been a Country and wish to be free of the SWAMP.
Republican voters fully understand that Socialism has never succeeded. If the changes announced by Biden are implemented this will be the beginning of a Communist takeover of the United States of America.
My friend. Dr. Peter Forrest. sent me some material that included the article that follows that every American should read. Demoncrats have just voted to allow the Progressives a chance to finally replace our Republic form of government with a disguised form of Communist rule. This article describes how the Pope is adjusting Catholics to a similar fate. Read this very carefully if you love this country as much as I do. I beg everyone who reads this Blog to share your thoughts so that as many Americans as possible can see how as many as possible can read.
Demoncrats have already announced that they will Replace our current Republic form of government which allots each State votes in electing the President and Vice President. This is called the Electoral College(EC). If the “EC” is replaced with just total votes wanted by our Socialist Professors and Demoncratic Congresspersons our elections will be decided by just four states. When this is inacted there will only be one political party likely renamed “The People’s Socialist Party”.
Bidens has promised to enlarge the Supreme Court to have twenty five Justices in lieu of the current nine. This will allow four or five of the largest States to control everything as the current Court has become a “Political” rather than a Judicial group. This will mark the end of our current two party Congress. The Demoncrats will then be able to rule the United States forever.
I beg everyone who reads this Blog to share your thoughts so that as many Americans as possible can see how we have become so divided.
Clyde Brewer 11-29-2020
The “Economy of Francis” Pushes Poverty and Pulverizes Achievement
November 25, 2020 | Julio Loredo The “Economy of Francis” Pushes Poverty and Pulverizes Achievement
Those who have lived under communism experienced not only its dictatorial nature but also the drabness of its daily life. A communist regime is marked by poor lighting, non-existent maintenance, dilapidated buildings, meager food, empty shelves, dull clothing, little choice of entertainment, absence of superfluous goods andother somber elements.
This drabness is an obvious consequence of the economic failure of communist regimes. However, there is also a philosophical reason behind it. The communist system is designed to encourage laziness.
Outside of the privileged few of the nomenklatura, no one has the right to seek out greater well-being based on a systematic quantitative and qualitative increase in effort.
Indeed, the essence of communism is the totalitarian principle of equality: no one can have more than the other since it would produce “alienation.” Thus, the only way for everyone to be equal is for all to be poor: when all are poor, all are equal.
This egalitarianism is the key to understanding Pope Francis’s latest encyclical and the international event “The Economy of Francis” recently held in Rome. The event’s message is that poverty is the means. The goal isegalitarianism.
The notorious liberation theologian, now self-proclaimed “eco-theologian,” Leonardo Boff, was a keynote speaker in “The Economy of Francesco” event. He claims that the gist of the encyclicalFratelli tutti is the world’s transition from the concept of “lord” to that of “brother.” In an essay that anticipated his lecture, Boff affirms that Pope Francis wants to change the current world paradigm—based on “inequalities in every field”—by introducing a new one based on a “universal fraternity,” that is, a “fraternity of equals.”1
According to Boff, this egalitarianism runs so deep that even the laws of nature would need to change and conform. He reasons that the laws of nature reflect the overwhelming power of a governing God, who is, therefore, the source of all “alienation.” In his egalitarian new world, reality would need to be canceled.
Of course, canceling God outright would be a bit too shocking. These radicals begin by dissolving His transcendental nature, treating God as an energy or a fluid circulating in the universe. Boff claims that the immediate, sensory perception of this energy would generate the “universal fraternity” proposed by Pope Francis. In another essay, the Brazilian liberation theologian explains that this paradigm change is characterized by the transition from the “dominion of the logos” to that of “eros.”2
In addition, proposing poverty as an ideal for all as a means to equality is also a bit too shocking. Thus, they begin by manipulating the concept of consumption in a way that promotes pauperism. This manipulation has long been encouraged by the left, well before Pope Francis.
Nineteenth-century Jesuit Father Luigi Taparelli d’Azeglio explains the proper role of consumption in his treatise, Saggio Teoretico di Diritto Naturale. He states that God created man with faculties and tendencies that human nature tends to satisfy. This tendency constitutes man’s good. It is consubstantial with his nature and leads him towards the purpose for which he was created. Man has a material purpose, which is the conservation and development of his body. He has a spiritual purpose, which is the development of his intellect and soul, which tends towards the absolute Good. Thus Taparelli teaches that “A being will be perfect when he reaches the end set for him by his nature—material and spiritual—with the faculties given to him by nature itself.”
To achieve his dual material and spiritual purpose, man must consume. Certain modern (and even Catholic) schools of thought like to turn consumption into a dirty word. However, temperate consumerism is a conditio sine qua non for man to achieve the purpose for which he has been created. Like everything created by God, what is good for man is also good for the economy.
What does it mean to consume? Most people associate it with eating, which is certainly included in the concept. However, it also embraces many other ways the appetites are satisfied, which result in well-being. The idea of consumption covers the gamut of bodily and spiritual appetites found in human nature.
These goods go beyond the bare necessities of life like eating. They expand into areas that are strictly speaking not essential for living. Thus man can satisfy spiritual goods in theaters, museums, beautiful monuments, libraries and so on. The concept of consumption includes everything indispensable for survival, but also everything that is ample and even superfluous, making life pleasant and elevating minds towards higher things.
A lady consumes when she buys a beautiful enamel miniature portrait to display at home for the joy of her guests. A married couple who goes to the Prima della Scala opera house to enjoy a performance also consumes. A faithful Catholic who assists a beautiful Latin Mass consumes.
This healthy notion of consumption is contrary to a new emerging theological concept, which tends towards socialism. Alas, it is found in recent pontifical documents.
This trend states that when some have a lot and others have little, the former must keep only the essentials and give the excess to the latter. This anti-consumerist bias holds that man must not possess beyond what is essential. Nobody should seek after luxury or even merely an ample amount of goods.
The result of such reasoning is that in a society where no one benefits from working more than others… no one will work harder than others! Such a society benefits the lazy and works to the detriment of good workers. In this society, abundance disappears first, then the ample things, and finally even necessary goods…
Those who work more must be given due compensation. Thus all society benefits when the most capable, efficient, productive, best sectors are rewarded. Society perishes when it falls into preconceived anti-consumerism, slips into chronic poverty, and finally tends to barbarism.
This thesis applies not only to the relations between social classes but also to nations. The so-called consumerist countries like the United States and European nations represent those with excessive wealth. The Third World countries are supposedly those that lack the ample and sometimes even the necessary means to survive. Thus, the rich nations exploit and oppress the poor ones. The thesis incites the exploited nations to launch a counter-offensive against the consumerist world, forcing it to lower its consumption level to harmonize with the poor. Again: when all are poor, all are equal.
This glorification of laziness is proper to socialism and communism, not to Christian civilization and the social doctrine of the Church.