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Summer Hiatus by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

I write.

 

I love to write.

 

I write something almost everyday.

 

What To Write

 

The challenge of being a writer is knowing that people will read what you write.

Even after you “Officially Retire” as a writer, you may still want to write and know that you have readers.

 

A blog is an outlet for a writer. Of course, there are so many blogs in cyberspace that a writer has to try to figure out how to attract and keep readers.

 

I remember a rule from an English Creative Writing Class in Galena High School: “Write About What You Know.”

 

When you are 13 to 16, you really do know more than you think you do. You just have to figure out how to put the words on paper to interest the reader.

 

Naturally, when you are 57, you have a lot more “Life Experiences” to write about than when you were 13. I sit at a keyboard and the words flow. I am blessed because I have never really had a problem with “Writer’s Block.”

 

I have been away from the blog for a few months. The problem was not the writing or the words. The problem was “The Writer.”

 

Readers’ Comments

 

I have never wanted my blog to be a “Dear Diary” that focused on the mundane routine of Life like, “I got out of bed today. Nothing really noteworthy happened.”

 

I have always aspired to try and find issues to write about that challenge my readers. I read the comment forms on my blog. The comment forms seemed more and more to be robotic software trying to carry out it’s own “Sell You Something” agenda. I periodically go through and delete the obvious email spam.

 

I wasn’t getting feedback and comments from readers that often. March 2013 arrived, which meant the “kids” my nieces and nephews would be out of school.

 

School Is Out For The Summer”

 

School Is Out For The Summer” takes on a different meaning in The Republic Of The Philippines than in the United States.

 

The kids were out of school. It seemed a perfect time to “Go On Holiday.”

 

I grew up on a farm in the United States in The Ozarks. The idea of a vacation or a holiday is just not a concept that always translates that well to my mind.

 

Farming is a 24-hour a day job that lasts seven days a week. Forget taking off The Fourth Of July,Halloween,Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 

Livestock does not come with calendars, cattle, horses, hogs, pigs, chickens, dogs and cats all expect to eat. Even the humans, regardless of the holiday or the day of the week, still expect to eat.

 

On a farm, Mother Nature is always The Girl Next Door and she seldom cooperates with your wishes. When you need rain; you will get a drought. When you need a dry spell; you will get a monsoon of rain.

 

The Extremes” Of Farm Life

 

Since the constant fluctuation of temperatures never seem to be enough for Mother Nature you can count on “The Extremes” in the United States. The United States is a “temperate climate”, which means we have four seasons, but temperatures and weather conditions can always be in “The Extremes”, during the season.

 

The four seasons often have The Extremes. If you expect a comfortable summer; summer will go in the record books as “One Of The Hottest Summers On Record. If you expect a mild winter; winter will break all the records and be “One Of The Coldest Winters In History.

 

In Farming, the weather NEVER cooperates. The chores on a farm are not something you can do in a few minutes and get on with your day. Farming is hard work.

 

In Missouri, by the end of the 20th Century, small family farmers had to have “public jobs” just to make “ends meet” and to be able to “earn a living.”

 

On Leave

 

Before I enlisted in the United States Air Force, the recruiter told me about “Leave.” I would get “30 days a year.” The word, “Leave”, meant I would be “On Vacation” for 30 days every year with pay. It sounded like a great deal. It was.

 

However, at the time, there were just a couple of items, the recruiter kind of overlooked explaining in detail. First, it is not an absolute guarantee.

 

If the United States is at War – you might not be going “On Leave”, during that year.

 

Second, you have to request the dates you want. The Needs Of The Mission always come first. If you can get the dates you want, then, you get them. However, you may not always get the dates you want.

 

The military, like the civilian world, realizes everyone “Needs Time Off”, so vacations are scheduled. No one ever explains the procedures to wide-eyed kids ready to enlist.

 

The Needs Of The Mission. . .”

 

Third, “30 Days Paid Vacation Every Year” looks good on paper. Uncle was “True” to his word. I could get my “30 Days.” However, there was no guarantee all those days would be together as in getting “A Month Off From Work.” Sometimes you might get a week here and two weeks there. At the end of the year, you could sit down with your calendar and pencil and Uncle had always kept his word.

 

The Magic Phrase in The United States Armed Forces at the time was : “The Needs Of The Mission Come First.”

 

Since I served in the United States Air Force The Magic Phrase was: “The Needs Of The United States Air Force Comes First.” And, of course, the word, “Needs”, was simply another way of saying, “Mission.” The Mission Of The United States Air Force Comes First.”

 

Regardless, Uncle Sam, also known as, The United States Government did their best to make sure I got my “30 Days Leave” a year; if I wanted it.

 

I came from a family of “Workaholics”, so the concept of, “Vacation” was always more the idea of “A Working Vacation” or “A Vacation On The Road.”

 

As Sam The Senior Citizen Writer, the idea of “A Vacation” is still not something I can relate to or even really appreciate.

 

I used “The Vacation Time” to back away from the keyboard. I did not write articles to publish for my blog.

 

Printer’s Ink

 

However, my calling in life was, “News.” I worked as a reporter and editor for several United States Air Force newspapers. Printer’s ink has always flowed in my blood.

 

On duty, Uncle Sam spent a tremendous effort to teach us the specifics of journalism from punctuation and grammar to the ethics of “Objectiveness.”

 

A Military Reporter like a Civilian Reporter was suppose to be an independent and impartial observer, who collected the facts and wrote a balanced story, which offered both sides of the story to allow the reader to decide.

 

The Editorial Page

 

On duty, we were taught never to “Slant” a story. “Reporters do not have opinions,” would state the numerous editors time and again through the years.

 

Opinions, Comments, Commentary are all saved for The Editorial page. If you have an opinion, a comment, a commentary, a personal view on an issue or situation, then, you write an Editorial for The Editorial Page.

 

In retirement, I am still a newsman, which means I keep up and read the news.

 

However, since I am retired – My Opinions are my own. I often express my opinion in print.

 

The Opinion Man

 

My favorite news source is Yahoo. My Yahoo News Page lists The Top Stories, Yahoo News, ABC News, Associated Press and Reuters. I glance at the headlines and select stories to read.

 

I have always been “A Man With An Opinion.”

 

I read a story and being the emotional person that I have always been – I always have an opinion.

 

I go to the Comments section of Yahoo News and leave my opinion in the form of a Comment. To find my Comments simply look for the names: Sergeant Sam or Samuel Warren in the Comments section.

 

Life has taught me when you Live long enough You will have an opinion on everything.

 

I have Lived past the Half-Century Mark, so I definitely have an opinion on every issue imaginable

 

I choose my words carefully to get my point across. I am not a “Politically Correct Person”. I am well past the silly stage of “Political Correctness” in my Life; so I don’t play the silly word game.

 

I do not pull punches with my comments. I write what I believe. I usually write like I talk.

 

Country Boy Commentary

 

I am a proud country boy. Thus, I tend to use the colorful expressions of The Ozarks often in comments and editorials. The expression, “I told them how the cow ate the cabbage”, means the speaker was angry, mad and upset to the point that he opened his mouth and let the words fly.

 

How the cow ate the cabbage”, is just one example of an Ozarks expressions that has a colorful way of getting to the heart of the matter to express an issue.

 

Politics

I find Politics invigorates. It is a challenge to bring people together on a variety of different social issues. The goal is to get people to reach a working compromise on an issue for a domestic or foreign policy.

 

Still, I have little use for professional politicians. Professional politicians try to wiggle around an issue to arrive at a solution.

 

DEMOCRAT MULE PIN FACE LEFTWhen it comes to American Political Parties – I am a Democrat.

 

I grew up in Stone County, Missouri, in The Ozarks, which is one of The Most Devout And Hardcore Strongholds of Republican Politics in The United States.

 

In my opinion,The Grand Old Party is conservative to the extreme and cements Christianity into the approach to changing social issues. I grew up exposed to that stringent political philosophy in the southwest Missouri Ozarks.

 

Since my twenties I have worked in political campaigns against America’s “Greedy Old Politicians” and their problematic, pilgrim, political party platforms.

 

I have no use for Republicans.  REPUBLICAN ELEPHANT PIN_btn_gop 

 

Religion

 

I have no use for Religion.

 

Religion is the Providence Of Fools – created by Fools and for Fools.

 

Some people have a Fear Of Death, so they seek some belief that when The Day Of Their Death comes – they will not cease to exist.

 

Instead of an intelligent person using their mind to reach a logical, rationale solution, some people do what centuries of people have done before them and turn to the flawed fairy tales of The World’s Old Major Religions.

 

The temptation of the insane and archaic prophecies by old dead foolish storyteller prophets seems to entice many people to believe.

 

Many people never seem to stop and question what it is the prophecy is asking them to believe in.

 

In Catholicism, Christianity and Protestant religions you are expected to believe in a ridiculous old dead Arab hippie criminal who destroyed business property. Jesus Christ The Bum, who trained as a carpenter,never worked a day in his life.

 

In Islam, you are expected to believe in an old dead Arab prophet, who could not use religion to unite The Arab World, so he proclaims on-going Holy Wars to destroy The World for Allah, who created The World.

 

Regardless of which silly faith of The World’s Old Major Religions that you fall victim to – you get to spend an Eternity with a Jealous, Hateful sadistic, psychotic, misogynistic entity, who really enjoys punishing people and destroying them for the fun of it.

 

Who gets to be The Martyr Today ?”

 

Religion is of Fools, by Fools and for the Fools, who are afraid to experience the reality of Life.

 

Thus, most of my Comments will be found in Politics and Religion.

 

For All The World To Read

 

I leave my opinions for all the world to read.

 

When you put your opinion out to the public; you can expect feedback. Not everyone will agree with you. The purpose though of putting out your opinion is to get people to think and express their own opinions.

 

At first leaving comments on Yahoo News was simply “Putting In My Two Cents”, but, now, it is an opportunity to get my ideas out there to The Readers Of The World. It is a daily task I enjoy.

 

Since I love to write, I will continue to write articles for my “Sam I Am Blog” and my “Samuel E. Warren Jr. The Prophet” blog.

 

However, I am not going to be as “deadline driven” as I have been in the past. I want to continue to inspire, motivate and challenge fellow readers on Yahoo News.

Sam

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Editorial Terrorist Target Child–Death To The Taliban !

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Taliban Targets 14-year old school girl for Death

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DEATH

TO THE TALIBAN !

 

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

There are no words,in any language,in any culture on planet Earth that can explain and justify the terrorists’ insanity of the Taliban in trying to “KILL”, Yousufzai, a 14-year old Pakistani school girl on Tuesday.

 

The time has come for the Nations Of The World to quit “playing footsie under the table” with global terrorists.

 

The Taliban, a global gang of bullies and thugs, hiding behind the customs of religion, issued a “KILL” order on a child.

 

No amount of Western, Eastern or Middle Eastern psychology or politics can ever justify such an insane order.

 

The Reuters story points out that the little girl had “spoke out for” “Western style girls’ education.”

 

Kids always speak out for things they want because that is part of growing up.

 

Kids Now Targets Of Assassination

 

Parents and grandparents of the world, now, you have to worry that someone, who overhears your child may “target” them “for assassination.”

 

No child anywhere in the world is safe today or tonight.

 

Question: If the Taliban is insane enough to target a 14-year-old girl in Pakistan; what would keep them or Al Queada from targeting a 13-year old boy in Baghdad, a 12 year-old girl in Kiev, an 11-year-old boy in Beijing, a 10-year-old girl in Hanoi, a 9-year-old boy in Bangkok, an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta, Georgia or a 7-year-old boy in Damascus ?

 

Answer: Nothing.

 

Declaration Of War On Children

 

Parents and grandparents, the Taliban’s actions on Tuesday, “Declared War On The Children Of The World.”

 

The Taliban and their Al Queada terrorists colleagues have just announced to the world that “Children are now recognized Global Combatants.”

 

When a rink,dink, wink,dink terrorists’ organization starts targeting children; it is time for the Nations Of The World to quit brushing off the Taliban and Al Qaeda as annoying dandruff flakes of sadistic, psychotic, nut job thugs and bullies and start aggressively going after the terrorists, whenever they slither out of their holes.

 

Time To Target Terrorist

 

From the United Nations to the individual nations of the world, the time has finally come to “pull out all the stops” on the terrorists of the world.

 

Look and see these terrorists’ monsters for what they are. They are not criminals. They are not humans. They are monsters. Monsters have no civil rights, no human rights.

 

The reported Taliban thug, Maulana Fazlullah, gave the order to two killers.

Global Law Enforcement should stand ready to bring these three to justice the instant that they slither out of their holes.

No Place On Earth To Hide

There should be, “No Place On Planet Earth Where Any Of These Three Kill Crazy Monsters can eat or sleep that they do not have to Fear someone will aid an Angel Of Death or a police officer.

Mankind’s Justice

Traditional Mankind’s Global Justice demands that these three killers be brought in to be held accountable.

Old Testament Justice

God’s Old Testament Justice would deliver a Number 12 Lightening Bolt to incinerate the Taliban terrorist responsible. And, in the Old Testament days, the terrorists families would also be wiped off the face of the earth.

Real World Justice ?

In Pakistan,it would be understandable if the citizens were still “insane with grief, anger and vengeance.” In the old black and white Frankenstein movies, angry villagers picked up their hoes, mattocks, picks, shovels, pitchforks, and went charging up to the castle.

Vigilante Justice is always “officially” rejected by the world’s global legal systems.

Three dead Taliban terrorists lying out in the road in Pakistan doesn’t sound like one of those investigations that would have the global community interested, Unless, of course, to know that the the three dead Taliban terrorist scumbags dead in the street were responsible for the act on Malala.

Hijack A School Bus

However, when the two terrorists thugs got on the school bus – their actions were criminal.

The instant the terrorists’ gun man squeezed the trigger at a 14-year old child, the two terrorists and the thug, who gave the order, lost all their “human” rights.

Only a beast would kill a child. And, the beast, like a lion, would only “Kill” to protect it’s hunting ground, cubs, or for food.

The Mayhem Of Monsters

What stepped off the school bus was not terrorists, criminals or humans; what stepped off the school bus was monsters that need to be hunted down and. . .dealt with. . .legally, or at least, definitely.

When the gunmen opened fire, according to the Reuters story, two other girls were hit. One remains unconscious and in critical condition – Taliban “collateral damage.”

Permission To Kill

These insane thugs went so far as to “get permission to ‘kill women.’” They didn’t want to violate tribal code.

Is the World’s Children’s Rights and World’s Women’s Rights Groups in on this issue, yet ?

Women And Children Now Enemy Combatants

No woman is safe. No child is safe.

No woman or child is now safe anywhere in the world because the Taliban and their Al Qaeda buddies have decided “everyone on the planet is now an enemy combatant in their never-ending campaign of destruction.

The Threat Of A 14-Year Old Girl ?

Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year old Pakistani school girl clings to life in an Army hospital.

 

A 14-year old girl, who should be worrying about what to watch on TV lies at Death’s door.

 

A 14-year old girl, who should be listening to music, fights for her life.

 

A 14-year old girl, who should be laughing with her friends and making plans for a great life in the future – may not even have a future.

 

Scumbag, low-life, sadistic, psychotic, Taliban terrorists thugs, who only know how to kill and destroy, shot not only one 14-year old girl, but, three children overall.

 

Who Does The Taliban “Kill” Next ?

 

While Malala clings to Life, of course, the Taliban, Al Qaeda and the other terrorists slither around spreading their venom and waiting for the next opportunity to “Kill” someone.

 

The Nations Of The World let their leaders lodge “Official Protests” in the media and it seems instead – of one child’s life becoming a rallying cry for the Nations Of The World to go after terrorist, she is just “one more victim statistic of collateral damage in the on again, of again, so-called war on global terrorism.

 

Every Nation Of The World should look at this event and see it for what it is.

 

No Rules”

 

A global terrorist’s organization has finally made it known that there are “No Rules.”

 

Judas Unleashed !

 

No child is safe. No woman is safe.

 

If a terrorist is willing to kill a child and a woman; what is the guarantee that the killer will not decide to “kill” a friend or family member.

 

When the Taliban decided to kill a child and a woman – they admitted – they hold noting holy. The terrorists who would kill a child or a woman is the terrorist, who would turn on family and friends.

 

Judas has returned !

 

Judas has been unleashed !

 

Betrayal by the Taliban is now obvious. No longer can the Taliban hide behind religious custom because they set aside the tribal code that forbid the killing of women.

 

Terrorists Are NEVER Military !

 

The Taliban and Al Qaeda and the other nut-job global terrorists may play at being military, but, No Professional Global Trained Military Unit would ever carry out a “Kill” Order on a child.

 

No legitimate military commander on planet Earth would ever accept or pass along a “Kill Order on a child.

 

If someone threw down a manila folder on a desk with documentation that proved the 14-year old was a Prophet From Paradise Or Heaven, no military man or woman would carry out the order because the “World’s Legitimate Military Units And Services Do Not Carry Out Kill Orders On Child.”

 

Even if the documentation in the folder proved that the 14-year old child had video, DVDs, photographs, fingerprints and tons of evidence that the child was indeed, “The Anti-Christ.” None of the “World’s Legitimate Military Units And Services Would Carry Out The Kill Order On A Child.”

 

Taliban Thugs In Costumes

 

Dumb bullies and thugs playing at the military and wearing Halloween costumes apparently have No Problem with the Murder or Attempted Murder Of Children. But, these so-called “people” are really just monsters, who sole mission in Life is to destroy.

 

Until the Nations OF The World finally realize that terrorists don’t care who they kill, how often they kill or how many people get killed as collateral damage, then, the global body count will continue to rise.

 

Stock Up On Body Bags !

 

If all the Nations Of The World are going to restrain their actions to “Official Protests” and arrests when they get around to it, then, The Nations Of The World had better keep stocking up on “Body Bags” and offer government subsidies and other kickbacks to funeral homes to allow them to buy and stock

Caskets And Coffins.”

 

As long as the Taliban, Al Qaeda and all the rest of the global terrorists organizations, “feed and breed” they will continue to spread their “deadly venom” around the world.

 

Tuesday’s Child Assassination Attempt was not about religion or cultures.

 

Terrorists Declare War On The World

 

Tuesday’s Child Assassination Attempt proved the sicko-sadistic, psychotic, perverts “Declared War On The World” and made it known there are “No Rules.”

 

Children And Women Are Now Enemy Combatants Of Global Terrorists.”

 

Who Do I Want To Kill Today ?”

 

If the Nations Of The World continue to sit back and allow the global terrorists to do their random “Who Do I Want To Kill Today ?”

 

No place on the planet will be safe.

 

The Reuters story points out that the killers decided to strike near a military checkpoint to prove they could strike anywhere. The arrogance of the terrorists prove they have nothing to Fear from the authorities.

 

Give The Terrorists “Fear”

 

While the Nations Of The World continue “to ponder” what to do about terrorists. Local citizens in Pakistan, might want to wonder if they will be getting a visit from the “killers.”

 

You have two people, who tried to kill a child in the local school, then, what is to keep the killers from killing other people in the community.

 

The shooting happened on Tuesday. I read the story Friday afternoon. I write this editorial Friday night.

 

In a perfect world, this insane attempted execution would never happen.

 

In a just world, the killers would be in custody and awaiting trail.

 

This world is neither perfect or just. The monsters “got their guns off.”

 

The Nations Of The World seem content to allow the Taliban, Al Qaeda and the other global terrorists, to keep “getting their guns off,” and “blowing up people and property.”

 

Ozarks Terrorist’s Wisdom

Kill The Snakes !

 

In the Ozarks, if you decide to kill a nest of copperheads; you do not allow any to slither away. If rattle snakes slither nearby, then, you do what has to be done.

 

There are more than 200 species of snakes in the Show Me State of Missouri. With all due respect to the lawmakers of the Missouri General Assembly, the “stupid law” about not killing snakes is – “well. . .stupid.”

 

Farmers in Missouri, who stroll through their pasture and notice a rattle snake or a copperhead slithering through the field will think about the shotgun they are carrying and not what some politician in his air-conditioned and heated office in Jeff City “wrote about a reptile” that can injure the farmer, his or her family and the livestock.

 

Thus, the Nations Of The World are long overdue for Ozarks wisdom on dealing with snakes and terrorist. Ozarks farmers kill poisonous snakes. Ozarks wildlife and conservationists, no doubt, will continue to do “the lawyer thing” and take the snakes into custody.

 

Ozarks farmers have common sense – they kill snakes. Ozarks farmers don’t “catch and release” because that only means in a couple of weeks the snake will slither back.

 

Ozarks farmers know, The Only Good Snake Is A Dead Snake.”

 

Nations Of The World need to realize:

 

The Only Good Terrorist Is A Dead Terrorist.”

 

Global Law Changes Needed

 

The Laws Of The Nations Of The World need to change to recognize “A Global Terrorist As An Enemy Of Humanity.”

 

Therefore, he or she is no longer entitled to any human rights of any kind. A man or woman who would kill a child for expressing an idea is not a human, but a creature that needs to be placed into immediate custody and dealt with by the most efficient and effective means possible. Monsters are suppose to be fictional creatures, not out walking the streets of humanity.

 

The 1970s Terrorist’s Teachings

 

Global terrorism like poisonous snakes has always been around. Killing poisonous snakes keeps their numbers down and limits the threat. Terrorists rely on Fear and legal systems to make sure they are safe and able to slither back into the sunlight.

 

Terrorists in the 1970s realized that they could go global with their campaign of Fear. They began with hijacking aircraft. Skyjacking by disgruntled people soon became a Terrorist action. The terrorist hijackings and the Munich Olympics of 1972 made terrorism a global issue. But, nations believed incorrectly by not dealing with terrorist they could stop the problem.

 

The World Trade Center Terrorist Attack proved that the Nations Of The World still think that legal systems prevent terrorism. Nations Of The World tell themselves that aggressive law enforcement works. How many years did Osama bin Laden remain under the radar after the World Trade Center attacks ?

 

Lead Head Dead bin Laden

 

The Terrorists’ Poster Boy Osama bin Laden was just one old snake that ended up “Lead Head Dead.” The United States Government realized what all Ozarks famers know, “When a snake is in a hole, if you want to kill it, you either got to get something down in the hole or get the snake to slither up out of it.”

 

As long as The Nations Of The World keep pretending that terrorists are people with human dignity and rights and legal protection, then, the random chaos of aircraft flown into buildings and thugs trying to execute a child on a school bus will continue The Perverted Insanity Of Global Terrorism.

 

Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year old Pakistani school girl had become a national hero for her courage to keep a blog and speak out against narrow-minded bullies and thugs, who rely on Fear to keep people in line.

 

Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year old Pakistani school girl, became a global icon of freedom, after Tuesday’s assassination attempt, when two armed thugs tried to “Kill” her.

Malala

Should Be An

International Symbol

Of Terrorists’ Prosecution And Prevention

 

Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year old Pakistani school girl, should be an International Symbol Of Terrorists Prevention. World Leaders should finally wake up and become aggressive in the persecution and prosecution of global terrorists.

 

No home, hut, or outhouse on planet earth should be safe for a terrorist.

 

Dead Taliban Terrorists

 

When the sun rises Saturday morning, If news reports describe how the beaten, battered, bruised, bludgeon bodies of the two Taliban terrorist killers were lying in the street, next to the thug that gave the order, then, I would believe the message to the terrorist is that people no longer want to live in Fear of bullies and thugs in Halloween costumes.

 

When the sun rises Saturday morning it would be nice to see the Internet headlines or pick up a newspaper and to find the two Taliban killers are in custody, the thug who gave the order is in custody and anyone who supported the Taliban is in custody or hold up in a building surrounded by tons of police and military officials all heavily armed.

 

Death To The Taliban !”

Death To Al Qaeda!”

Time To Kill Snakes!”

 

Sometime on this Saturday, a world leader somewhere should realize, “Death To The Taliban,” “Death To Al Qaeda” and vigorous prosecution of global terrorists is the only way to “take charge” and control the chaos of global terrorists.

 

Only when the terrorists feel Fear will they become extinct and the world will finally have a chance to get the tools of education and the opportunities for business and improved agriculture in place to prevent the persistent presence of illiterate bullies and thugs, who are the parasites that live off the hard-working people in rural areas.

 

World leaders and law enforcement officers, who ignore the Malala Yousufzai Assassination Attempt of the Taliban terrorists are allowing the venom to spread.

 

Whose child will be the next victim of the Taliban ? Yours ?

 

A neighbor’s child , perhaps ?

 

Whose daughter will be the next victim of Al Qaeda ? Yours ?

 

Will the Taliban and Al Qaeda decide to “kill” a woman next ?

 

A wife ? A mother ?

 

Your wife ? Your mother ?

 

World Leaders the images of “Children And Women’s Caskets”, on the evening news,at dinner time, does little for the appetite,the digestion or a “Good Night’s Sleep.”

 

Daylight is coming. Time to End The Global Terrorist Nightmare.

 

Sam

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Wingman To The Angels

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Wingman

To The

Angels

By Samuel E. Warren Jr.

I can die a happy man !

I don’t have a son.

I don’t have a grandson.

I had the honor of any father or grandfather, as I stood and walk alongside my nephew in his commencement exercise.

“What Mothers Do” – Lanail Saldana holds a graduation gown, while Marife Saldana Roa, the mother of Glen Roa, checks the precise alignment of the flower on her son, Glen’s graduation gown before commencement exercises. Canon 40 D Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

I walked alongside my nephew, Glen Roa, on the day that he underwent a monumental turning point in his life.

March 29, 2012, I strolled alongside my nephew, Glen Roa, in his formal graduation procession of the Juan Villablanca National High School, in Pastrana, in the Republic of the Philippines.

The joy inside my heart, mind and soul, I describe as, being promoted to the rank of “Seraphim” and given the opportunity to fly Combat Air Patrol off of the left wing of Saint Michael, the Archangel.

As a writer, monumental moments in my life, I always put on paper or place in my electronic journals, the “Sam I Am Blog” and my “Samuel Warren The Writer” blog.

A writer feels emotions like his fellow man and fellow woman, but, a writer has the passion to translate that emotion into words and to commit it to print for future generations.

For me, walking alongside Glen in his commencement exercise gave me a supreme sensation of pride that could only be explained as being assigned to the military ranks of the Heavenly Host.

What greater tribute could there be in the Afterlife for a military man or woman than to be designated a “Seraphim” and authorized to fly alongside the Archangels ?

I am not a religious man. I try to be a spiritual man.

This event, gave me, the Pride, to feel like I had the honor to serve: as “Wingman To The Angels.”

“The Walk” — Samuel E. Warren Jr., strolls alongside, Glen Roa, his nephew, in the formal procession on Glen’s Graduation Day. Canon EOS 40 D Photo by Christy Warren.

The nature of the ceremony, obviously, made the day a monumental moment in Glen’s life.

The day was obviously – “Glen’s Day.”

Glen Roa accepts Communion at the church, before joining his fellow students in the formal graduation procession to the auditorium. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

However, Glen’s American uncle felt the tremendous positive energy flowing from the universe into the graduates, their parents and relatives.

A magnificent, positive energy that reminds people, you can change the world, you can move mountains. You simply need the faith in yourself and your convictions to move you along the path to greatness.

I stood next to Glen and felt like one of God’s Seraphim standing on a majestic mountain peak bathed in golden sunlight. The rays of the sun, moved along my angelic breastplate and tunic. My wings opened to the sunlight. I stood ready to serve in the immortal ranks of The Heavenly Host.”

My feet stood in the Real World on the soil of the Republic of the Philippines, but, my imagination takes flight. I draw my sword and spread my wings. At altitude, I bank in the sunlight and fly through the ranks of the seraphim. I soar and sail among the formation of the archangels and move into position to fly off the left wing of Saint Michael, the Archangel.

Today, I am Saint Michael’s Wingman.

Back in the Real World, I stand alongside Glen. The sweltering heat and sunlight reaches the point that it is uncomfortable to just be standing outside. Yet, Glen stands in the long white line of students selected to graduate.

“The Long White Line ” — boys and girls in caps and gowns move along the route of the commencement exercise procession toward the goal of graduate. Photo by Christy Warren.

I have always been a persistent, passionate writer. When I pick up my camera for a news or important photography situation, I enter my Michelangelo mindset and try to figure out how I will be able to capture a photo that will remain a moving work of art to stand the test of time. The photography mindset is never a conscious act as much as a mental urge to be in the right place, at the right time, to capture a moment of history to stand the test of time.

My calling in life had always been to be the best reporter and photographer that it is humanly possible for me to be.

My writer’s mind, tells me God and Saint Michael, took the necessary actions to move me to this point in time.

In November 1988, I reported to Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines. I was a single American G.I., in pursuit of the dream of earning a Pulitzer Prize for writing or photography. Born a Texan and raised an Ozarks country boy, my ambition in life was to be a world-renowned photojournalist.

Life is an assignment that takes a serious of missions to put you in the right position to attain success and contentment. On duty, in the Real World, the United States Air Force would issue orders that would take Christy and I to Japan, Alabama and finally to retirement in Missouri.

Mount Pinatubo’s noxious sulfur fumes had changed the blanket of air over Clark Air Base into the pungent, persistent, almost choking stench of “rotten eggs.”

The slight shudder of the earth beneath your feet in February had grown to an intensity that seemed Mother Earth was being racked with strong contractions like a woman in labor by the month of May.

Before the rebirth of Mount Pinatubo into a volcano, Christy and I had taken the military orders and landed in Japan.

Mount Pinatubo had been nature’s “bunker buster bomb blast” that severed all Real World communications between Christy and her family in the Republic of the Philippines.

The status of all Christy’s relatives were “Unknown” – Missing In Action.

In a matter of days, Mount Pinatubo had devastated a section of a nation with a force usually displayed by nations at war.

And, the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo’s action, took 21 years for Christy to finally locate and determine the fate of her family in the Philippines. Marife and Ramon had had their own families.

With communications reestablished the Warrens in the United States and the Saldanas in the Philippines were becoming a family separated by a body of water called the Pacific Ocean.

Like United States Army General Douglas MacArthur, Christy Warren was determined to “Return To The Philippines.” General MacArthur had a mission. Christy Warren had family in the Philippines.

Glen adjusts his robe and straightens his mortarboard graduation cap, I smile and realize that at last Life had brought us to this point.

Glen, the young man, had grown up hearing stories about his “Tita Christy and Tito Sam.” Since our return to the Philippines, he had seen we were not fictional characters, but real people.

My grandfather, Joseph Samuel Warren, had been an East Texas farmer. My father, Samuel E. Warren, had served in the European Theater of Operations and the Pacific Theater of Operations, during World War II. Dad had earned two Silver Stars and assigned to the United States Army Signal Corps had installed some of the first telephone lines through the jungles of the Republic of the Philippines, during the war.

Glen had told his mom, he wanted to join the military. I hope the stories of my dad’s military service had inspired Glen to understand that military service is a calling of patriotism and compassionate devotion to one’s fellow citizens.

Glen’s confident smile reminded me of my exciting days at Clark Air Base back in the late 1980s. I looked at Glen and was reminded of General Fidel V. Ramos. I had been fortunate enough to take a photo of General Ramos on one of his visits to Clark.

When I arrived at Clark in the 1980s, I landed in the Philippines in the aftermath of the EDSA People Power Revolution and it was an exciting time.

The Global News Media had labeled former President Ferdinand Marcos an “evil dictatorial strongman.” Since President Marcos had always been a reliable and devoted ally to the United States Government in the Pacific and Asia, people in the Philippines were suspicious of the United States Government and most all Americans.

Life in the Philippines had became a constant topic for the global news media. Since the revolution in 1986, the world watched to see what would happen in the Philippines.

Corazon Aquino, a housewife and widow, had become the President of the Republic of the Philippines. While President Aquino had been educated for a few years in the United States, Americans as a rule, really knew nothing about the new president.

At Clark, we performed out military duties and wondered if we would get orders to pack up and head for “home” – the United States. In 1988 and 1989, I went to work each day in a country that was in transition as a new government established itself. It seemed everyday the international news media had stories of political intrigue originating from the Philippines.  Americans back home in the United States were confused about the news coming out of the Philippines. 

Every couple of weeks I would call my mother back in the United States, who would usually be upset because she had seen television coverage about the actions of the New People’s Army and had seen on television and in newspapers the coverage of protests demanding “Get US troops out of the Philippines” and, of course, the television footage was always shot outside of Clark or Subic on the days that protestors showed up, a few minutes before the global news media arrived with their television cameras and radio microphones.

I remember seeing a photo of General Juan Ponce Enrile, in uniform, on the cover of “Time” magazine. Despite the news going on around us at Clark, the names of two prominent Filipino generals always seemed to emerge in a positive light: General Juan Ponce Enrile and General Fidel Ramos.

I looked at my nephew, Glen and wondered if he would rise in life to have the admiration and respect of his comrades in arms like General Fidel Ramos. Then, we began walking in the procession toward the auditorium.

In my writer’s mind I had been elevated to the position of “Wingman To The Angels.” In the Real World, my nephew, Glen walked the symbolic pathway that led him through the doorway to decide which path he would take in life.

Glen Roa, steps to center stage, during his commencement exercises to accept his diploma. Samuel E. Warren Jr., his uncle. crosses behind him to stand beside him on the stage. Canon EOS 40 D Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

He stepped on to the stage and bowed to the audience.

I stood at his side and bowed.

As we stepped off the stage, I was confident, that Glen would be a young man, who would make a name for himself, and serve his fellow citizens.

To the reporters of “USA Today,” the “New York Times,” the “Washington Post,” “Time,” “Newsweek,” the “Manila Bulletin,” the “Philippine Daily Inquirer” the “Philippine Star,” Reuters and the Associated Press, I would suggest, “Get your cameras ready,” my nephew, Glen Roa, is a young man, who will make headlines and history.

Congratulation, Glen !

Written by samwarren55

May 26, 2012 at 10:52 PM

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