Good Morning Freedom Fighters and Truth Seekers,
Well, I have finally shaken the bug that stomped on me this week and slowed me down a lot. It was still a week with much to be thankful for as I connected with new people passionate about improving the skills and capabilities of the workforce here and around the globe. We will be going to Phoenix next week to celebrate Thanksgiving with my Mother and sister. 2005 is shaping up to be an extraordinary experience.
Our education team for the Ghana project many of whom who will be on the ground there for up to a year are very excited. Even though their departure date is over 100 days away they are busy putting plans, teaching materials and support systems in place. I even got an offer from a young women that called me to solicit our participation with a special insurance program to go to Ghana and Uganda for three months to help the teams.
As some of you may remember, I served as a Naval Officer during the Viet Nam war. Part of my duties involved intelligence work and I received training in a wide variety of counter-intelligence and terrorist systems. It is from that perspective that I watched for the first time, last night, Fahrenheit 9/11, the "propoganda" film by Michael Moore. I watch it and found an intentionally disjointed hodge-podge of misdirection, diffusion of focus and outright lies. There is an old adage, "Figures don't lie but liers can figure." If I had been charged to create a propoganda film to discredit the President and administration and aid the Socialist movement and global terrorism, I would have used the same techniques. This was not a documentary but a clear attempt to deceive and confound. It is of the same ilk of the propganda films that Hitler used to manipulate the German people into war. It also gives aid and comfort to Asama Bin Laden and the terrorist conspiracies around the world.
It is my opinion that it has also cost the lives of hundreds of American military personal and thousands of Afgans and Iraqis who became the Targets of Terror. It gives support to those who would give dominion and control over the United States to the United Nations. In my judgement, Michael Moore should have his press credentials revoked and he should be charged with treason against the people of the United States. He, like Senator Kerry, have committed and admitted to serious crimes against this nation and humanity. They should be punished to clearly demonstrate that this is a nation governed by the the Constitution and the Rule of Law and that there are consequences for illegal, immoral, unethical and treasonous behavior.
We are at War...A Global War with many battlefields, here and abroad. As former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher states that sometimes we have to fight battles more than once to win the war. The following words spoken over 140 years ago have as much or more import today than when they were spoken before:
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place for those who died here that the nation might live. This we may, in all propriety do. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have hallowed it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is rather for us the living, we here be dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth."
Have a great weekend.
Words of Wisdom...Food For Thought and ACTION!
"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
-- Margaret Thatcher (1925 - ) first woman in European history to be
elected prime minister
"Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern
resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his
-- Leonardo da Vinci
"We will either find a way, or make one."
"A leader, once convinced that a particular course of
action is the right one, must...be undaunted when the going
-- Ronald Reagan
"In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me
an invincible summer."
-- Albert Camus
"The primary wisdom is intuition."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson US transcendentalist writer, minister and activist
"Dare to follow your passion and watch your path unfold before you."
--Eva Gregory, PhD
"The greatest thrill known to man isn't flying--it's landing."
-- Author unknown
"Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment."
-- Maxwell Maltz (1899-1975) Physician
"Not all horses were born equal. A few were born to win."
-- Mark Twain (1835-1910) American writer
"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well."
-- Diane Ackerman
"How wide is your reach and how far can you stretch?"
-- Karen Koenig Franks
Cease to struggle and you cease to live.
-- Chinese Proverb
"Life is an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you cry."
-- Carl Sandburg
"If you let fear of the unknown stop you from taking
chances, you will stifle your true potential."
-- Steve Rizzo, speaker, comedian, and author
Liars should have good memories.
-- Latin Proverb
"No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.
-- Abraham Lincoln
"Your honesty influences others to be honest."
-- George Washington (1732-1799) 1st U.S. President
"When in doubt, tell the truth."
-- Mark Twain (1835-1910) Humorist
"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived--this is to have succeeded."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Never underestimate the power of a kind word or deed"
-- Karen Koenig Franks
"Imagination without hard work is usually barren; and what
is more, the brighter the imagination the greater the
amount of work required to its full fruition."
-- Abbott Lawrence Lowell (1856-1943) Educator
"The great gift of the human imagination is that it has no
limits or ending."
-- Jim Rohn Motivational speaker
"The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it."
-- Colin Wilson, 1931-, British Novelist and
Writer on Philosophy, Sociology, and the Occult
A gentle word opens an iron gate.
-- Bulgarian Proverb
"Kind words are the music of the world."
-- Frederick W. Faber
"Never, if possible, lie down at night without being able
to say: I have made one human being, at least, a little
wiser, a little happier, or a little better this day."
-- Charles Kingsley, author
"Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst
for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more
effectively. Look for the learning."
-- Eric Allenbaugh Author of "Wake-Up Calls"
"Our differences are what make us special. Comparing ourselves to others only serves to undermine our worth."
--Eva Gregory, PhD
"The best thing we can do for ourselves and the people in
our lives is to love them unconditionally, forgive them
without reservation and to accept them exactly as they are."
-- Iyanla Vanzant Writer
"To love is to stop comparing."
-- Bernard Grasset Writer
"You must do the thing you cannot do."
-- Eleanor Roosevelt Wife of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, activist & UN diplomat
"Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great."
-- Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) Italian statesman, writer, and political theorist
"The least lack of discipline starts to erode our self-
-- Jim Rohn
"Success comes when people turn what they've learned into
the daily habits that breed success."
-- Tony Jeary
"Self-discipline is a great time-saver; it is the ability
to make yourself work on only those things that are most
important to you."
-- Brian Tracy
"When the morning's freshness has been replaced by the
weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the
strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will
go quite as you wish-it is then that you must not
-- Dag Hammarskjold
"Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it."
-- Rene Descartes 1596-1650, Philosopher and Scientist
"It's always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuitor will toss up to me like gifts from the sea."
-- Jonas Salk MD, inventor of the vaccine for polio
"You haven't yet opened your heart fully, to life, to each moment. The peaceful warrior's way is not about invulnerability, but absolute vulnerability--to the world, to life, and to the Presence you felt. All along I've shown you by example that a warrior's life is not about imagined perfection or victory; it is about love. Love is a warrior's sword; wherever it cuts, it gives life, not death."
-- Dan Millman, 21st century philosopher
"If the power to do hard work is not talent, it is the
best possible substitute for it."
-- James A. Garfield, U.S. President
A quarrel is like buttermilk: once it's out of the
churn, the more you shake it, the more sour it grows.
-- Irish Proverb
"When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"By working together, pooling our resources and building on our strengths, we can accomplish great things."
-- Ronald Reagan 1911-2004, Fortieth President of the United States
William Prouty, CLU RHU CBC CEC MBA PhD
CEO and Founder
Champions For Life Foundation
PO Box 989, Sun City, CA 92586-0989