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Cadet Bone Spurs: totally unqualified, remarkably ignorant

Those that have led our military at the highest levels are all in agreement. The Liar-in-Chief is not fit to lead a pack of rats, much less the Armed Forces of our great nation. They might not call him a “f…ing moron” like some of his Cabinet members, but they all know his ignorance is as real as his pathological lying.

Trump is totally unqualified to be President and he demonstrates it every single day. In the over 665 days in office he has spent over 200 at his resort properties or playing golf.

What Cadet Bone Spurs hasn’t done is make even a single visit to our troops in harm’s way. And on Veteran’s Day he could not even be bothered to visit Arlington Cemetery, just 6 miles from the White House. Honoring our military is beyond him. He honors no one other than himself.

He consistently believes Russia, China and North Korea over our allies and our own defense and intelligence communities.

He is a traitor. He needs to be impeached and investigated to the fullest extent of the law.

a painful truth

The lawyer for President of the United States has publicly declared that Trump could kill a public official and not be indicted. I expect that under a dictatorship or in a two-bit banana republic, not in a nation where the rule of law is honored.

Surely I am not alone in my outrage. When is this going to stop? It is time for us to decide what kind of country we want.

Who do we trust for our safety?

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The Scripture tells us that our safety does not come from military power. The Old Testament is full of the prophets telling the people not to trust the weapons of war to protect them. There’s a clear message that hoping to find security through the military is a dangerous and  false hope.

The Bible tells the people of faith that “our hope is in the name of our Lord, who made both heaven and earth.”  It’s a message we desperately need to hear and to heed today.

We have the largest military budget the world has ever seen. No other country, no other 12 countries, spend as much on national defense as the United States. This is not just wrong. In a world where we have 20,000 of our human family dying daily from hunger and malnutrition, spending this amount on military defense is both abhorrent and morally repugnant.

We can end hunger in the next 15 years according to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. But we will never do it wasting hundreds of billions of dollars on wasteful, unnecessary, and sinful military spending. It’s time to trust in the Lord.

changing the world

The numbers of extremely poor continue to drop around the globe. Working together, we are changing the world.

The chart pictured above illustrates the good news. The Millennium Development Goals (from 2000 -2015), and now the Sustainable Development Goals (2016-2030), are working, and working well.

We are on track to end hunger by 2030. Let’s continue striving to make it happen. Working together we can achieve a world without hunger, and we can do it in our lifetime.

 

“this is very good”

This past Wednesday I was privileged to join together with Stop Hunger Now international affiliate directors and over 1,000 HP employees in Kuala Lumpur as we packaged over 300,000 meals for the hungry. I left the event to catch my plane to China and on to Fort St. John, Canada to attend the Rotary District 5370 Conference here in Dawson Creek where I addressed the conference Friday morning.

Beginning Friday afternoon, the conference participants and the Dawson Creek community worked together to package over 286,000 Stop Hunger Now meals. What an honor it was to be a small part of such powerful events.

The packaging event with HP was a powerful demonstration of corporate social responsibility while the the Rotary packaging event illustrates the power of our partnerships with civic groups. Rotary District Governor Tim Schilds has a goal of District 5370 packaging a million meals this year. The district is off to a great start, and I am sure the goal will be reached.

During these two events participants worked together to provide over a half a million meals for hungry children around the world. As one couple from Poland attending the event here in Dawson Creek said to me, ‘This is very good. We need to do it more.”

I agree. Working together we are demonstrating that we can end hunger in our lifetime.

Greetings from Guangzhou

Yesterday I had to leave Kuala Lumpur to continue my trip. I arrived here at my hotel in Guangzhou about midnight, on my way to Dawson’s Creek, Canada.

I wasn’t ready to leave Malaysia. Before I had to leave for the airport I had the opportunity to join my Stop Hunger Now colleagues from around the world in helping at a 300,000 meal packaging event hosted by HP. What a powerful testimony that almost a thousand HP employees joined together to help end the scourge of hunger.

It’s yet another sign pointing toward the growing global movement that will create a hunger-free world in our lifetime. What a true joy it was to be a part of the excitement and sense of accomplishment that was present during the event.

But, even though I wasn’t ready to leave Kuala Lumpur and all my friends and colleagues at our International Summit, I am pleased to be headed toward Canada. I will be addressing a Rotary District Conference that has already committed to packaging 1,000,000 Stop Hunger Now meals before next August. That’s no small thing.

During my time at the conference in Dawson’s Creek, we are scheduled to package a full 40 foot container which is 285,000 meals. It will be much cooler there, but we will be taking part in changing the world just as the employees have done in Kuala Lumpur.

Every day I see us drawing closer to ending hunger in our lifetime. You are a leader in that effort. Thanks for all you do to turn that vision into a reality.