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THE TWO FACES THAT DIVIDE

These, in my opinion, are the faces of two people who do the gay community more harm than good. You can see the hate in their eyes for anyone who stands true to their own faith, and, refuses to conform and express dutiful “love” for them.

Firstly, their repetitive accusation that this baker, Jack Phillips of Colorado, … said “we don’t want your kind here,” is nowhere on record as being said, nor has that statement ever been proven.  The truth is that he served the gay community as he did any other group or community in his bakery, on a daily basis.  He refused to participate in their upcoming nuptials, by baking their cake, because of his faith.

I wonder why they simply did not go elsewhere to purchase their cake.  I wonder if they knew of his commitment to his faith.  I wonder if they decided, together, to use Jake Phillips as sort of “example” of retribution for their perceived social injustices.  And, I wonder how much of it was for their “social retribution,” and how much was simply … for monetary gain.  This is all speculation on my part.  But, still … I do wonder.

I wonder why they don’t understand that one cannot force love or respect.  Good manners and fellowship with others should always prevail … however … love and respect are earned.  Personally, I don’t believe that suing someone and ruining their business, resulting in huge financial losses, affecting not only Mr. Phillips, but the employees he had to lay off … is a great way to encourage love and respect.

I don’t believe it’s community lifestyles or groups that divide us … I believe it’s the people within the communities and groups … trying to force their ideology and lifestyles on others … their need to “make others love them” that divides people.  Maybe these two ( Charlie Craig and David Mullins) should consider ways of which to create love and respect … and not divide.

Their pictures are in the link below.

Reference link:  https://www.denverpost.com/2018/06/04/charlie-craig-david-mullins-whats-next/

 

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 Debbie Barth: 6/05/2018 at 3:53 pm EDT

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SAY IT, MR. PRESIDENT … JUST SAY IT!

There has never been a better time than … now … to fire Robert Mueller, after the outrageous raid pulled off by him … on Trump’s former lawyer … Michael Cohen, today.  I disagree with those closest to President Donald J. Trump who suggest he allow Mueller to continue.

I have to ask … why?

The President’s supporters (growing every day) are concerned about the unnecessary damage being done … and, the lives being destroyed by Mueller, who is on a witch hunt, and is striving to take down our President, at any cost.

I believe most of his supporters would prefer to see him fire Mueller.

As far as the Democrats, Globalist, Never-Trumpers, Establishment and the Deep State is concerned … I really don’t care if they get upset or not.  I don’t care if they try to use this against our President and accuse him of firing them because … “they were getting too close,” … or whatever else they might make-up.

Never mind, the millions of taxpayers this witch hunt is commanding. Mueller is no ethical and brilliant special prosecutor, in my humble opinion.  He and Comey botched the investigation of the 2001 anthrax letter attacks that took five lives and infected 17 other people, shut down the U.S. Capitol and Washington’s mail system, solidified the Bush administration’s antipathy for Iraq, and eventually, when the facts finally came out, made the FBI look feckless, incompetent, and easily manipulated by outside political pressure.

I would rather put up with the blathering of unhappy, bratty, sore-losers who are still in mourning over Hillary Clinton, than to endanger this President and the all the good this man has done in returning this country to a country our Founders would recognize.

Mr. President … please say it!  Seriously, let’s hear those beautiful words … “You’re fired!”

 

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 Debbie Barth: 4/09/2018 at 9:15 pm EDT

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THE STEALTH-DIGITIZED CONFISCATION OF GUNS IN AMERICA

I recently wrote a comment on my Facebook page (in poster form), stating that banks were being asked to stop gun transactions on credit cards. So, far, I’ve had over 1,200 shares and … people are still sharing this.  Why, because we are talking about an infringement on an inherent right of American citizens.

There were those who expressed shock, anger, defiance … and … those who expressed denial.  And, those who said it was another “BS fake story.”

Ah … but alas … the words used are fact.

Andrew Ross Sorkin is an American journalist and author.  He is a financial columnist for The New York Times and a co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box.  Sorkin wrote an Op-ed (Feb. 19, 2018) suggesting to several lending banks that they could easily change their “terms of service” to say that they don’t do … or, they restrict … business with sellers of “assault weapons,” and, high-capacity magazines.

“What if the finance industry — credit card companies like Visa,  Mastercard and American Express; credit card processors like First Data; and banks like JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo — were to effectively set new rules for the sales of guns in America?” he wrote.  “Collectively, they have more leverage over the gun industry than any lawmaker.  And it wouldn’t be hard for them to take a stand.”  By refusing to process payments for firearms, or refusing to do business with retailers that sell guns, credit-card companies could make it harder for Americans to get their hands on guns — unless of course they’re paying cash for them,” Sorkin suggested.

Indeed … PayPal, Square, Stripe, and Apple Pay announced they would not allow their services to be used for the sale of firearms, years ago … according to Sorkin.

While banks don’t usually (at least, today) … deny processing on “items” … it could stop processing on certain stores, if inclined.  In other words, … if a store only sold guns … the bank transaction could be “identified” as such, and … under a new set of “terms and services” … the transaction denied.  The store loses the transaction and you … don’t get your gun.  It was in your hand … you were ready to walk out with it … but, guess what … your gun/rifle is digitally confiscated from you.  Your right to purchase that guy/rifle has been “legally” taken from you because of any new “terms of service” banks may be considering.”

Of course, good old “cold hard cash” would be the obvious option.  But … this isn’t really about you purchasing the gun, in the first place.  If the “gun store” will not be allowed some transactions of gun sales … and … he/she doesn’t get the financial backing needed from banks … then there wouldn’t be a “gun store,” for you to use your personal right to purchase the weapon of your choice.  That right … and, the gun owner’s merchandise/place of business … has been taken away.  If the gun store goes out of business, it doesn’t matter how much “cash” one has.

So, do I think gun sales can be restricted and/or minimized via “stealth-digitized confiscation of guns” and “terms of services,” a resounding … yes!

Just as the Nativity scenes and Christmas plays have been banned … flags and crosses taken down in certain areas … historical monuments destroyed … and … the erasure of history has begun.

I have seen enough of the impossible, made possible … by a group of people who want to change America to suit their agenda.

Yes … you bet I do!

 

Here is Sorkins Op-ed:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/business/banks-gun-sales.html

 

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Debbie Barth: 4/09/2018 at 4:01 pm EDT

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It’s So Much Easier to Blame the Sickness Metastasized in America On a Cold Inanimate Object.

It’s so much easier for people to blame an inanimate object than to admit that as parents, and as a society, we are letting our kids down. From birth, children are indoctrinated with violence in the music they hear, the movies they watch and the online games they play.

Parents no longer strive to keep the family unite in tack. Women are having babies with different men. The men walk away from their responsibilities after making these children, proudly boasting about the number of women they have impregnated.

God and faith are no longer in daily conversations, as with patriotism, or respect for authority.

Children are having more conversations, online, in social media … than they are with their own parents or guardians. Grandparents are taking care of their kid’s children, because of drug issues or lack of responsibility … leaving many children feeling abandoned and vulnerable in life and no sense of security.

But changing all that would mean people would actually have to take action. They would have to be less self-indulgent and more involved with their children. It would mean woman and men would have to take responsibility for the children they bring in this world and make, at the very least … a “family” environment for those children. It would mean turning off the violent movies they are watching … with the young children sitting close by … and absorbing the violence being played out … and watching something more “family” suitable. It would mean getting up on Sunday and taking the children to a faith-based institution and introducing God into their life.

No … it’s really much easier to put all the mass shootings, the sickness metastasize in America on a cold, inanimate object.

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Debbie Barth: 2/18/2018 at 6:58 pm EDT
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So … My Here’s My Thoughts On Your Parade, President Trump

I so do love parades … and, apparently … so does President Trump. He also loves our military. With that in mind … President Trump has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation.” He wants a full-scale military parade.

I would think people would welcome a parade honoring our military. Some do … but … many (especially on the left) are not, at all … happy … about the parade.

The left … and, some on the right … are questioning the expense of the parade. It would go into the millions. Some suggest that it would be better to take the money it would take to initiate a parade … and write bonus checks to all veterans and military individuals, instead.

Some say that the heavy artillery … tanks … aircraft (if used) would badly damage the roads.

And, of course there are those that seem to feel that such a parade and display of our pride in our military would be … embarrassing.

They are worried that the rest of the world will see us as another North Korea or Russia using a military parade as more of a threat to the rest of the world. They say this is a flagrant display of braggadocio and is really more about our President than our military.

While I understand concerns about the amount of money it would take to pull this together, and there is probably a legitimate concern about damage to roads because of tanks and aircraft … this last part leaves me shaking my head. Never … in my lifetime … did I ever think I’d see a day when people would object to … and, feel embarrassed about … celebrating our military with a huge parade.

I also don’t understand why … we have to have an “event” before having this parade. People are asking why a parade … we haven’t just won a war or anything.

Does there have to be a reason … a defining moment for a military parade? Isn’t simply taking time to recognize the events that shaped America … and, our military branches, reason enough?

At this point in time … we don’t know if we are going to have this grand parade. For now, it’s talk … and, an assumption that if President Trump wants to honor our military in grand fashion, he will.

So, I’m going to pretend that it’s going to happen. And … I have it all played out in my mind.

I don’t think we need a new “event.” I think Flag Day (day of the first Flag Resolution, June 14th 1777.), or the 4th of July (the celebration of our 1776 Independence from England) would be appropriate.

The parade I would like to see … should there be one … would start with the Revolutionary War … uniforms and flag design … and … follow through every war/conflict, through today. Each segment would wear the period uniform and carry the flag, as designed at that period. The music presented, within each segment, would represent the music of the time of a particular war or conflict. (heavy artillery and weapon, i.e., tanks and aircraft, optional.)

The parade should end at the Arlington Cemetery … with a 21-gun salute, to honor all the fallen. The President would speak … and … there would be a fireworks display.

To defray the costs … Giant Corporations should “pay it forward” by donating funds for one of the many “period” segments.

Designers should come forward and donate their time recreating the uniforms of the period and Manufacturers should volunteer to make the uniforms.

The different bands should come from different high schools across America. And … all participants in the parade should be military personnel … and, veterans.

Wide screens should be put in place all over strategic spots and provide by broadcasting companies.

Hotels in Washington … and, across America should offer the lowest rates possible for traveling military personnel (and veterans) to come together at a location, in order to watch, and celebrate their service to this country.

Airlines should offer all military personnel and veterans traveling to take part in the parade, or to be a part of a local celebration, the lowest fares possible.

Okay … that is the highlighted version. Of course, the devil is in the details. And, of course … getting support from companies and the airlines is a pipe dream … but oh … what a grand parade and day … that would be!

I do so love a parade … but … it’s a long march from an idea to reality. However, with President Trump, he has a way of making the impossible …possible. And … he so loves a parade!

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Debbie Barth: 2/09/2018 at 10:09 pm EDT
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JERRY JONES: DAMNED IF HE DOES-DAMNED IF HE DOESN’T

I’ve seen so many reactions to Jerry Jone’s latest statement, stating the players will stand or stay … in the locker room.

I think those that didn’t like Jerry Jones will still not like Jerry Jones.

Those who hate the Cowboys … will continue to hate the Cowboys.

I believe those who never liked Football, will still not watch football.  Some of those are sure to say it’s a “boycott” instead of admitting they don’t like the fact that it interrupts their prime television shows. Or, maybe they just don’t like football.

Those who never stopped watching football … will continue to watch football.

Those who refused to watch players who disrespected our flag and country, but do like the game of football, are delighted that Jerry Jones has finally put his foot down … on the kneeling down.  The message sent and acknowledged.

There is one group, however, I find … perplexing.  This is the group who is calling on a total boycott of the NFL organization … the coaches and players who kneel … and, even the coaches and players who have never knelt and have always shown respect to the flag and our country.

I have never been a fan of an all-out, total boycott … of anything.  I don’t understand why people who have always paid their respects to our flag and country should be punished because of the players … coaches … and the NFL Organization … at the Corporate level … who don’t.

But … I digress … my main frustration or … perhaps … wonder … is why people who are demanding the players (rightfully so), the coaches, et al … pay respect to our flag and country, are now … again … upset with … Jerry Jones.

He knelt with his team before the National Anthem and stood for the Anthem.  But the boycotters were not satisfied.  Most of his “Cowboy” fans and the general public, overall … demanded more, before they would watch a Cowboy’s game again.

So, Jerry Jones … listened to the people.  He publicly made it clear that the flag and this country do supersede the players on his team.  He made it clear that the players will stand during the National Anthem or they can stay in the locker room.

He did what was asked … no … demanded of him … and “lo and behold” … the same boycotters are even more upset with Jerry Jones.  I’ve seen statements accusing him of only doing this for money … or that “it’s too little, too late.”

My question to the boycotters (as it relates to Jerry Jones and the Cowboys) is … what is the point?  What are you trying to accomplish?  Are you sending the message to those who disrespect the flag that this is unacceptable and use it as a “teaching moment” for those morons … or … are you wanting to completely and relentlessly destroy people’s lives, with no regard to the actual results … even when your demands have been met?

In this case … Jerry Jones is damned if he does and … damned if he doesn’t.

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/jerry-jones-nfl-cant-tolerate-players-disrespecting-flag-013539091–spt.html

 

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Debbie Barth: 10/09/2017 at 9:31pm EDT
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When Did “Rich” Become A Bad Word?

I make it a habit to respect other people’s Facebook profile pages, therefore, when I see something that I don’t agree with, or that is downright upsetting … I just keep on moving.  And, I expect the same respect from others, concerning my page.  Now, that does not mean that I will not let off a little steam on MY profile.  So, here goes.

 I just read some “words of wisdom” from someone … which is, in my opinion … the worst advice one could give, but … does sum up why America is no longer a well-respected country, known for its pride in ,.. and commitment for … excellence. 

This “Life Guru” suggests there is no difference is a $5.00 bottle of wine and a $200.00 bottle of wine.  It’s just “grape juice.”  I would suggest the Guru as never had a really good $200.00+ bottle of wine.  There is most certainly a difference. 

The Guru suggests that there is no difference in a Honda or a Mercedes-Benz … both will “get you there.”  I would suggest that it isn’t just about the “destination” … it IS about how you get there, as well.   I could go on and use the modest home/mansion example (it’s all just living space to the “Guru.” … clothes …. on and on.  Trust me, there is a difference.

 What really bothered me was the “Life Guru’s” suggestion to parents to tell their children to not strive to be rich … but to be … “happy.”  My thought is … why not strive for both.

 For one thing, happiness is not reserved only for those without a lot of money.  And, “rich” can mean different things to different people.  Basically, for some, just being able to pay bills and live in a comfortable home is rich.  The one thing I don’t understand, however, is … when “rich” became such a bad thing?

 Per the “life Guru” … instead of parents encouraging their child to excel, work hard and to strive for the best life possible … to his or her ability (which also benefits the his/her children he/she brings into the world, by the way) … just do whatever “makes him/her” happy. 

 Perhaps, studying Greek history, or pottery.  The inference is one doesn’t need a lot of money to be “happy,” so why bother knocking yourself out?  Just be average, don’t strive for anything more than you need, and just … “have fun.”

 Are today’s parents seriously not encouraging their children to be the best they can be?  Are they seriously telling their children that they will never be happy driving an expensive car, having a beautiful home, and living life to the fullest??  Are they seriously saying don’t work hard just to make more because “you can’t be happy … and rich?”

 Being highly successful … personally and financially is not only about the money.  Even more importantly, it’s about feeling good about oneself.  It’s about the pride one feels when one looks around at his/her accomplishments.  It’s about one’s self-worth.  Those attributes are priceless.  But those attributes are earned, not just given.  The home, the cars, the clothes … yes … they are secondary.  They are the residuals of the hard work.  And … they can be awesome residuals!

 My point is this … instead of this “Life Guru” suggesting that parents tell the children not to strive for “rich” (whatever that is to an individual) …but to “be happy, instead.”  How about we tell how children to strive for both.  It is attainable … and a heck of a lot more rewarding.

 

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Debbie Barth: 04/04/2017 at 2:46:15 pm EDT

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The Beginning of “The Beginning”

I am excited to announce that “The Promise Book; Tell Someone” is now available at Amazon.com and at www.thisisdebbiebarth.com.  The book is the key to the vehicle allowing parents to talk with their small children about child predators without frightening or intimidating them.  The website, for this book, also includes a blog that will express my experiences, as well as the experiences of others.  From time to time, I will share those blogs, here as well.

However, I will also continue my thoughts on all subjects known to mankind.  So … stay tuned.

Here is the first blog from my new www.thisisdebbiebarth.com.  The subject matter is not always easy to write about, but, it is a subject that needs to be addressed … and, combated.

 

Only The Beginning

 

It was a day … just like any other day.  The walk home from elementary school … was like any other walk.  Yes, it was like any other day … until she walked through the front door, into the living room.

He appeared to be asleep, with his face and body turned toward the back sofa cushions.  He was completely undressed.  He must have heard her come in, and knew that she was standing there.  He turned over, looked at her … and smiled.

She was feeling uncomfortable, and yet, unable to move.  He was lying there, undressed, now … staring at her.  He had such a strange smile on his face.  He told her to come closer.  She did.

He took her hand and put on his … “private part.”  It was so quite in the house.  She couldn’t breathe.  His smile became even wider, even stranger.  And then … he let her hand go.

He said, “go change your clothes and go out and play.”

She ran to her room, closed the door, changed clothes hurriedly, and then ran through the kitchen and … out the back door.  She wasn’t sure what had just happened … but … she was glad it was over.

What she didn’t know …was that it was just beginning ….

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Unfortunately, child predators are often the people closest to the child.  Please look for the signs.  Trust your own instincts.  And, protect your children.  Don’t rely on them to tell you something is wrong.  They won’t, unless you have talked to them, beforehand.  Prepare them.  Let them know … before it happens … that they can “tell someone,” no matter who the abuser is.

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I hope that you will also take some time to drop by website, at www.thisisdebbiebarth.com and look at this beautiful book, “The Promise Book; Tell Someone,” aimed at helping parents talk with their small children about child predators in a way that is not frightening or intimidating.

So, you are now really seeing the different sides of Debbie Barth … because … “this is really Debbie Barth.”

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 Debbie Barth: 11/16/2016 at 3:50 pm EDT
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We Are Not Created Equal – Celebrate it!

EggsWhile browsing through my Facebook news-feed the other day, I saw one of those cute little “feel good” posters that gave me pause for thought. It showed two broken eggs and the legend read, “Inside we are all alike.”

I am quite sure that it was created and displayed with the good intent to make us all feel good … but … I just don’t think that the sentiment was all that it was cracked up to be.

The simple fact is that no, we are not the same inside … and no … we are not created equal.

We are born with blue eyes, brown eyes, green eyes, or various shades of the aforementioned. We are born with blond hair, brown hair, black hair, red hair … or none. We are born with various shades of skin color. We are born with different degrees of intelligence and dispositions. The fortunate are born physically and mentally challenged-free … others are not. I’ve certainly watched enough CSI episodes to know that no two DNA types are the same.

And that is just the beginning. As we grow, our experiences, and our perception of our experiences, are different. We are not the same inside nor outside. We are each … and everyone … uniquely different.

We are born with God-given talents uniquely our own, which must be recognized and cultivated.

I do not subscribe to the theory that we are all the same, nor do I feel that we should strive for “sameness.” I believe that we should bask in our uniqueness. I also believe that we should search for, and recognize, what we do really well …. and strive to be the very best at it. I believe that we should understand what we don’t do very well and strive to do the very best we can. I believe that there are always winners and losers but that … no one … has to always win or always lose.

While cloning is no longer just science fiction, no individuals, nor group of individuals, should fall victim. It is not good for individuals, for teams on a playing field, or in an office … and certainly not for our great country. The uniqueness that is possessed by all of us is what makes us so great when we come together in daily life.

No, we are not created equal … and, we are not the same inside…. as used in this context of this blog …. we are unique … recognize your uniqueness … cultivate it … nurture it … and celebrate it. It truly is one of the things you possess that no one can take away from you … unless you let them.

SUPER BOWL POLAR BEARS ICED

It is a cold reality. The Super Bowl Polar Bears have been iced. One might think the Bears (no, not from Chicago) lost their commercial spot due to the struggling economy. But, according to Coca Cola (who markets the ads) … the bear commercials were just too … passive.

I would guess that there was no family dysfunction, nudity, adultery, people being taken out by assault rifles, foul language, no explicit sexual scenes, no autopsies being performed … nope … just too serene and passive for Coca Cola’s Super Bowl audiences.

So here’s the tip of the iceberg. Coca Cola is replacing the bears with cowboys, badlanders and showgirls … yep … all in one commercial. The commercial places them in the desert, were they see a giant cold frosty bottle of Coke. The battle to get to the Coke is on and the race begins. Sounds like a 15 second “take” on a Sunday night reality show … but whatever.

Coca Cola has made the polar bear demise more … bearable … by getting consumers involved. Consumers will be able to use Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media networks they can come up as a way to interact with the characters and sabotage their least favorite team. Here is a link to a site where consumers can vote on who they want to eventually win the race … www.cokechase.com . The winner will be revealed at the end of the game.

I can already see it now. Family and friends are sitting around the T.V. at the end of the game … the commercial comes on … the end is revealed … and then one can hear someone proudly say …. “I voted for that ending.” Suddenly, Super Bowl 2013 is forgotten, and everyone else in the room looks … in “shock and awe” … up with new-found respect for that person.

Coca Cola … I care barely wait.