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  • Temp Extremes on Earth's surface on 7-20-2016!
    These ARE "everyday" & NOT Record Temps!
    Iraq: 126deg. F.
    Antartica: -91deg. F.
    217 deg. spread
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  • Sea Levels in Pineland have NOT gone up 1 inch in
    50 years - But
    the Atlantic Ocean,
    150 miles away
    has risen 3 feet?
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  • The Dollar's Value IS Tanking!
    '92-'05 ~ $400 oz.
    2011 - $1800+ oz.
    The Gold Story
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  • Money Isn't Counted in Venezuela, It Is Weighed:
    10-31-16; Wall
    Street Journal,
    1 Doz. eggs, $150
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In 1757, Lomonosov fathered the theory crude oil originates from biological material. The Story
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Little Known Arab Facts
The Story
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The REAL “Cellular Therapy” Story
The Cell Story
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Read: Climate Change "Consensus" a Fallacy
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Read: Astronauts Object to Global Warming "Crisis" Assertion
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17,000+ children and teens are treated for lawn mower injuries each year. The Story

Your Songs Filled With Love Carried Our Hearts Across The Ocean

Hello from Warren Van Kirk with the Band Strange Arrangement ...safely home from our Haiti mission
"Pine Island Community church and Strange Arrangement" Reporting...

Your Songs filled with love carried our hearts across the Ocean....."Strange Arrangement"

The trek to the airport began with a CRASH! Not a big one…a taxi ran into our shuttle so we had to unload all 7,000 pounds of our luggage from the shuttle and move to a passenger van.

We landed in Port-Au-Prince a little after 3:00 and danced through customs with a live Reggae Band celebrating our arrival. The journey to our Guest House was a maze of dirt roads bombarded with huge holes and craters every few inches.

We all took cold showers after dinner and we are all nested into our bunk beds. The window in our room is open with a screen and bars and the dogs barking and crying children.

The roosters crowed at the crack of dawn and the day began!
People in these communities live in open air cement block huts, one on top of the other all on a hill, with rock walkways in between. Clothes lines are strung from one end to another with clothes drying in the wind as the breeze blew dust and dirt through the alleys.

Heidi said "This baby hung tight to me all morning. My heart breaks" We pulled off the two tin roofs and replaced them with new tin roofs, on for a deaf/mute gentlemen. The roof was an A-frame on a house that was put together 70 years ago and it was held together by wooden pegs!

The team also built a small home for a needy family, and meet some nice people. While the children gathered around watching our every move laughing and dancing we think the noise from the boys may have inspired some future musician and we may not have understood every word, but the smile of a child needed no translation. We thank everyone for all the support.

John Cammick said "Arriving to build houses and repair roofs was a huge thing to them, so there is no sharing our food, water, gifts. What we give them is holding them, giving them attention and letting them hold us and touch us and as much HOPE as we can possibly give them." Pastor, Heidi Grueser, of the Pine Island Community Church replied "I'm having a hard time being back too John! I just feel sad."

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Items of Note

  • NOW! 4th of July, 2017 -- Here for 4th of July, 2017 Parade video
  • ClamJamSWFL Video video link
  • 4th of July, 2016- Here for 4th of July, 2016 Parade video
  • Actual Photo of the Calusa Golden
    Mask
    discovered over 40 years ago

Relevant Quotes

In 10,000 years no one ever sacrificed their arms, their legs, their family or their life for "progress."

Speaking of Iran's crude nuclear bomb technology and inaccurate delivery systems, "If I were the (west bank) Palestinians, I'd be a little nervous." --John Wohlstetter, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute
  
"Goodbye, my beloved friend. A great voice falls silent. A great heart stops. " --Salman Rushdie (On the death of Christopher Hitchens, Dec.,16, 2011)

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."...."To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."-- Thomas Jefferson


"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare… The powers of Congress would subvert the very foundation, the very nature of the limited government established by the people of America."--Alexander Hamilton:


“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." --Winston Churchill