Staying Positive

Sometimes forces in the world can be overwhelming. We find ourselves second guessing ourselves, doubting our abilities and losing faith in our beliefs. In those trying moments, it is important to remain positive, and to stay positive.

Here’s a few things you can do to help stay positive.

1. MEDITATION

Meditate for 10-15 minutes

Meditation is amazing. It helps to create positive energy in your world, and teaches you how to reinforce the balance you’ve had in your life. 10-15 minutes of meditation a day can have lasting effects on your self-esteem and spirituality.

2. RUNNING

Run 3 times a week

Running helps the mind release endorphins that help to counter stress. Going for a run a few times a week is a great way to reinforce positivity, and is also very healthy for the body.

3. SMILE

Smile!

Smile more. It seems simple, because it is simple. Regardless of the circumstances, smile. It takes very little effort to smile, and the benefit is instant gratification.

4. BE KIND

Be kind

Being kind is a great way to reinforce positive vibes in your life. Giving to the needy, volunteering at a shelter or donating clothes to Goodwill are all great ways to be kind. Even holding the door open for someone, as a courtesy, will go a long way.

5. THINK POSITIVE

Think positive

Think positive, and put a barrier around your negative thoughts. When you find yourself feeling helpless, train your mind to think about positive places, positive people, and overall positive things. Your mind has a lot of information, and not all of it is bad. Pull out the good stuff, and keep doing it.

6. GET PROPER AMOUNT OF SLEEP

Get 7 to 8 hours of sleeo

Getting the proper amount of sleep can be very important. Some people find themselves overworked, and they eventually burn out. Reevaluate your sleep schedule, and make sure that you get enough daily sleep. After a few days, you’ll find yourself much more positive.

7. TAKE A BREAK FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

Take a break and do something else.

It is easy to get swallowed into to social media, and sometimes that can have very negative effects. Take a break. Put down your cellphone, close your laptop and go for a walk. Go to bookstore and check out some new novels. Go try a new entree at your favorite restaurant. There are countless things to do, and social media isn’t going anywhere.

Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance Denied

The Washington Post has reported that senior officials in The White House have denied Jared Kusher’s security clearance.

Your Best Days Are Right Ahead

They are coming. Your best days are right ahead. Don’t lose hope, don’t let your faith in yourself dwindle. You are capable of really great, and amazing things.

Yes, you can!

You can do whatever you put yourind to. You are a winner, and even when you fail, just know that everyone fails. Falling short of your goals does not make you any less of a person. Failing can be a humbling experience. In those moments, we learn to conquer adversity and we regain the spirit to triumph.

Don’t quit on yourself! Continue to dream!

You are an amazing human being, capable of insurmountable feats. As you approach your best days, know that they will be plentiful. Enjoy life while you are on your way there. Exercise. Learn. Love. Teach and encourage others to do the same. Instill in friends and family that they are winners, just like you. Create a culture of champions. Lead the way. Take charge, and don’t be afraid of risk.

Be yourself, enjoy your life and live to the fullest. Your best days are right ahead.

The Party of Abraham Lincoln

For what it is worth, and I am sure it is worth more than words can summarize, The Grand Old Party, formally known as The Republican Party, is truly the party of Abraham Lincoln. He was elected in 1860, and a quick one phrase summary of his Presidency would say with grand resolute, that he helped to defeat the Confederates, and he paved the ultimate pathway to free the slaves.

Always and forever will the Grand Old Party be the party of Abraham Lincoln.

I myself have been a Democrat most of my life. I am, because I believe my family members are, and more so because of my upbringing, it always felt as though that party was the one that had the greater influence on me and my surrounding society. I am an African-American, and I grew up in an urban environment, so like most in those environments, I registered to vote as a Democrat. Luckily enough I even got to witness, the first time around, an actual black man being elected President of The United States of America.

It was monolithic moment, and a true testament to just how far this great nation has come. But regardless of how important of a moment it was, it still doesn’t change what I said. The Republican Party, The Grand Old Party, is still the party of Abraham Lincoln. What Lincoln did for this country, is perhaps as important as any great deed ever done by any man in this nation, and yes, that ought to include George Washington, and all of the founding fathers.

The Emancipation Proclamation effectively acted as legislation that denounced slavery, opening the gateway for many enslaved Africans to gain their citizenship, and fight against the Confederates, and although this act could in no way remove the hundreds of years of injustice The USA and other nations had inflicted upon those slaves, it did essentially help out every African in the long run.

Thanks to the courage of a man like Abraham Lincoln, my ancestors and those I stand amongst now have more of what we call, freedom.

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I say all of this, as a reminder to myself, and to any readers that I may have, that regardless of what side of the political aisle you may stand on, don’t let our currently leadership force you into believing one party stands supreme over the other. Regardless of the media backlash against Donald Trump, our current President, I do feel deeply within me that he not only stands for good, but for the safety, aid and security of all citizens in the USA, and not just the wealthy. I do not believe that he has a chance as becoming as great a man as Abraham Lincoln, for the emancipation proclamation did as much justice as writing the country into existence, but that does not mean we are all to write him off for his own personal troubles and gaffes. The man has a purpose, and is to serve the nation. Don’t let his ego get the best of you, for I am sure there are perhaps enormous characters flaws in every former President.

We ought to hold him to the same standard as Lincoln, and in this moment, this is where I will begin to do so. I’ll say again, I doubt that he can do anything for society as great as what Lincoln did, but he has a way of saying he is amongst the best. Remember, always remember that The Grand Old Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln.

The FBI Investigation is Over

Earlier in the week, The FBI submitted their investigation of Donald Trump and his associates. The investigation has been the talking point, and primary focus of many news agencies.

President Trump, despite several of his colleagues and campaign associates facing legal troubles, continues to call the overall investigation a witch hunt.

Donald Trump sitting with members of his cabinet.

Now, news agencies and The American People, and President Trump, await the release of information in Robert Mueller’s investigative actions against the President.

Russian News Show Discusses Recent US B-52 Flight Maneuvers Near The Russian Border

Russian News panelists discuss recent flight maneuvers from The United States along the baltic sea. The maneuvers prompted swift response of Russia to fly out and redirect America’s planes, as the video they discuss in the clip below shows not only real-time encounters in the air, but also a separate from CNN outlining The US’s plans for pressuring Russia, and the deployment of 1500 troops into Europe.

A Long Time Ago

A long time ago I had the pleasure of serving with very great men. Not a day goes by where I can’t remove the memories of our training and field experiences. Often times, the memories can be a bit too much to handle, but again, not a day goes by where I don’t miss it.

Sometimes I feel like it wasn’t even real. I mean, I never went to war. Was it a dream?

It wasn’t a dream. Thanks to training, we were in my mind The Best.

I still feel like we had the best gun, despite various levels of competition. Some memories are vague, but boy was competition fun!

The weapon we all worked so hard to maintain and fire, Blitzkrieg, was, and I am sure will remain, the funnest and most exciting thing I have ever had the honor to work with in my entire life.

It was game changing, it was fun, invigorating, and all around the manliest thing I may ever do. I have left behind memories, and grit. I still have some, but I left most of it there. Well after leaving, to this day and beyond, I’ll never forget being in the accompaniment of such great men, and such a fantastic weapon system.

The USA. Russia.

The investigation continues. Various news outlets and investigative forums, The FBI, The DOJ, etc, continue their 24 hour non-stop investigation into President Donald Trump and his various ties to Russia. Everyday, new information is uncovered tying several known Trump allies to Russian intelligence, in a fashion that forces people to believe that Russia aided Trump in acquiring the 2016 election.

There is now concrete evidence that there were multiple lines of communications before, and during Trump’s election.

The News has proven it.

But, Russia, and their massive military and nuclear arsenal should act as no real threat to the USA. Weapons will be built, but I believe that the two world powers will never want to fight.

After September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush looked toward Vladimir Putin and Russia for military assistance. Prior to then, despite the turmoil between the two nations, there has always been a stance that one country plausibly intercedes the other’s dire plans of land grabbing. But, is that today’s problem?

Alliances have been forged around the entire world, and The USA has many. Russia, too, has variances alliances. The depiction of espionage and treason painted across American News channels cannot over-score the importance of the strength of the two Nations, and some day the imagery of peace and diplomacy may dry-out the non-stop discussion of how Russia has so much influence of American politics. It may be the their influence is everlasting, and that there are various deep ties between politicians and Russian diplomats that we’ll never be able to truly eradicate. Perhaps, even, the two nations will some day form an alliance of sorts.

Of course, a recent disagreement on nuclear missile range testing has ended a decades long nuclear treaty between The USA and Russia, signaling the era of a new age of weapon’s advancement, war mongering and induced fear injected into civilizations because of both nation’s desire to not allow their armor to be undone. The point being, nuclear arms are now going to be upped and ante, and there is nothing it appears no one can do about that.

For now.

Perhaps a Democrat can create a new outlook for The American Dream, revitalizing what Donald Trump literally declared as dead. Or maybe there truly is invasion, of Mexicans, or other foreign forces to come, and the only thing to stop it is a 2,000 mile long border wall and the development of another Military Branch: The Space Force.

What truly is Russia to the United States of America? Trump so vehemently argued that The 44th President of The United States, Barrack H. Obama, was not a real American. Are we wrong for saying Russia helped Donald Trump get elected?

Probably not. Though, I do believe that there is too much simply uncovered at this time.

How Strong is America’s Defense? #StateOfEmergency

The obvious answer is very strong. Hundreds of billions of dollars is now spent annually on America’s Defense. The United States Army is as strong as ever, and every other branch appears to exist without much flaw. As a matter of fact, one can conduct a bit of research and decipher that often times, too much is spent on the Department of Defense. Whirlwind headlines of Navy coffee mugs costing thousands of dollars can be a prime example of a Nation’s military with a budget that appears to have no end.

So my question is, with a military spread all over the entire world and allies spanning every continent, why has The President declared a State of Emergency?

The U.S. Government was recently Shut down for over 31 days, the longest recorded government shutdown in recorded history. With a military so strong, in a robust and prosperous Capitalist society, a shutdown is now the tail end to what appears to be a declaration of an emerging crisis.

In recent month’s time, there were reports of an invasion along the southern border, an actual cry from the President which has led him to orchestrate a campaign of border defense. His campaign includes most importantly, a 2000 mile long border wall between The U.S. and Mexico. Without rehashing the terrible war of words President Trump has had with others over this wall, it is easy to understand that he was incapable of acquiring the funds necessary to complete his campaign promise of building a massive border wall.

This, only days after a month long Government Shutdown, and after only acquiring 1 billion dollars of the 30+ or so billion dollars needed for his project, The President has now issued a State of Emergency.

How long does this remain in effect? Who does it effect? Are we as weak as he perceives? What is to come?

Perhaps the most important question may be, are we going to be invaded?

What a world of conspiracy. This is no Russian folk tale.

The Resignation of General James Norman Mattis, Secretary of Defense.

In a powerful display of opposition to President Trump announcing a complete withdrawal of troops from Syria, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis submitted his letter of resignation. The letter, pictured below, highlights many facets that General Mattis enjoyed while Secretary of Defense, but the letter also plainly States to the President that he does not agree with the decision to withdraw troops from Syria, arguing that the move abandons allies on the battlefield.

Despite the resignation of General Mattis, and what appears to be a bipartisan pushback from both Republicans and Democrats, President Trump remains resilient in his decision to withdraw troops, explaining to the American People that ISIS has been defeated, and that he has been more successful than any President in modern history in defeating ISIS.

Several officials and News outlets have reported that the decision to withdraw troops was not advised by Senior military officials or The Pentagon, and that this is move done largely in part by Donald Trump.

Again, despite pushback from every angle, Trump remains resilient in downsizing the battlefields overseas, with rumors now floating the agenda that The President also intends to withdraw as many as 9,000 troops from Afghanistan as early as January.

General Mattis served four decades in The United States Marine Corps. He ends his career on a high note, putting countrymen and his allies before self. He will officially depart Trump’s Administration February 2019.