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This from a Jew…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 28-03-2013

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 From a cousin in Alabama….Thanks, Cuz, very true…

Subject: FW: Remarks on CBS on Sunday morning

 
 
 
 
 
 
Only hope we find GOD again before it is too late ! ! 

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.
My confession:I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat…Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.

In light of recent events… terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school… The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he’s talking about.. And we said okay..

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it… no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein

Scary Obituary….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-03-2013

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This is from a friend in Houston, TX and it is scary, huh?…

Subject: Scary Obituary
In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: “A democracy is always
temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous
gifts from the public treasury. >From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally
collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”

“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage.”
The Obituary follows:

Born 1776, Died 2012.
It doesn’t hurt to read this several times.
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the last Presidential election:

Number of States won by: Obama: 19 Romney: 29.
Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000; Romney: 2,427,000.
Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million; Romney: 143 million.
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2; Romney: 2.1.

Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory Romney won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of government
welfare…”

Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the “complacency and apathy” phase of Professor Tyler’s definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation’s population already having reached the “governmental dependency” phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals – and they vote – then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

 
 
 
 

On My Father’s Side by the Barn Again Gang

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-03-2013

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If you are a Christian you will like this…..A very good song sent by friends and I would like to thank them….

 

Click here: On My Father’s Side by The Barn Again Gang –  YouTube

 

New Mexico…I’m Sad…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-03-2013

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I just went out and checked….The sunset is still beautiful today, turning the Sandia Mountains into their watermelon color..The birds are still singing and all the neighbors are moving about as normal….I just don’t know how…We lost in the opening round of the NCAA dance….To, er, Harvard and one of the hottest three point shooters I have witnessed in awhile..Our boys just seemed to leave him alone and let him shoot and other than Alex Kirk on the inside, had no answer for him at all. I had hoped this was our year, as had a bunch of others….Well, at 29 – 6, winners of the Mountain West Conference and Tourney both, it was a pretty good year, Coach Alford got himself a pretty good raise and another 10 years or so on his contract, and he is worth it. He is the MWC Coach of the Year…He is a very good coach and we did have a good team and I enjoyed watching them this year. Most all of us did, well, the grippers will continue to gripe, but the rest of us realize he is a pretty special coach.   Congradulations Lobos….You had a good run…Pete

Mexican Invasion

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-03-2013

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Is it just me or have we already had a Mexican invasion? All the papers are talking about the new Latino population explosion and the millions of Latinos now giving the Democrats the upper hand at the polls,  and our language needs to now be in English and Spanish, if we stop a suspected illegal for questioning we are profiling, and New Mexico drivers license can be granted to those who have entered out country illegally, and the feds (a democratic administration) wants to grant amnesty to another 11 million illegals this year….. Mexico is taking over and never firing a shot and never spending a dollar in their conquest….Well, maybe its better this way……I am sure its just me because we protect our shores from foreign invasions….Don’t we? Oh yeah, I forgot, that’s a fence, huh, not a shore…..

Lizard Ready for Prime Time TV

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-03-2013

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You remember me telling you about the Sand Dune Lizard down in SE New Mexico and Far West Texas being on the endangered list. I also told you an agreement between the oil exploration and production companies had been reached. According to todays, March 15, 2013 Albuquerque Journal, agreements signed by those parties are confidential, even from the federal government. Nobody knows what is in them ….I guess that means the Sheriff’s Dept, the FBI,  The Texas Rangers and probably even the Border Patrol, do not know what is in them. So they really don’t know if the little fellow will be protected or not……. Here is the solution as I see it. We have this little fellow with this weird accent on tv every night. Our Sand Dune lizard has a West Texas Drawl, but we can understand him, so lets put him on tv. He will probably say, “Well, tonight I’m a coming to you from Odessa, Texas, folks and we have a real deal for you if you will call in early. Two policies for the price of one, if you live in Texas and have a gun rack in your pick up……What, you don’t have a pick up….Boy, you better get back on up yonder to New York City then…We can’t guarantee you protection if you ain’t got no 30 – 30 in your gun rack.”….Ok, ok, that is a little bit much….But it’s at least has to be a .22 automatic….And yeah, that seems a little small…

Big Brother is Watching…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-03-2013

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 Provided by a friend in Dallas…Wow….
ARGUS

 

Amazing and Scary

 

What the drones overhead at 17,000 feet can see (down to a 6″ image) and record. Now I know why ‘O’ wants drones in America.

 

http://www.coolestone.com/media/5354/ARGUS—This-May-Blow-Your-Mind/

 

Buried Treasure..Maybe not…NM, Maybe not…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 11-03-2013

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Another e-mail from our Houston sources…More good stuff…Pete
 
I WENT TO YOUR WEBSITE , HESTERBOOKS.COM AND I REALLY LIKED WHAT
YOU SAID ! THANK YOU ! IT IS NICE TO FEEL APART OF THIS TREASURE HUNT !
ALSO, I READ THE PAPER AGAIN THAT YOU ALL SENT, AND IT SAID THE
TREASURE IS IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND HE WROTE, “I NEVER SAID THAT
IT WAS IN NEW MEXICO AND I NEVER SAID IT WAS BURIED, ONLY THAT I HID IT
BETWEEN TWO AND FOUR YEARS AGO, SOMEWHERE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.”
SO THIS PUTS A DIFFERENT CLUE TO THE TREASURE.
THERE ARE SOME WARM SPRINGS IN OURAY, COLORADO WHICH IS
NEAR DURAGO AND SILVERTON. WE HAVE BEEN IN THEM AND YOU WALK INTO
THE CAVE.
I THINK THE BIG THING IS TO FIND THE “WARM WATERS” THAT HE IS TALKING
ABOUT. ALSO, THERE IS OJO CALIENTE SPRINGS TOO NEAR SANTA FE.
ON THE INTERNET THERE WAS A LADY FROM TEXAS THAT GOT LOST
A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO TRYING TO FIND IT. DID YOU READ THAT ?
THEY FOUND HER AND SHE IS OKAY.
LET US KNOW IF YOU COME UP WITH ANYTHING ELSE. THIS IS FUN,
AND KEEPS ONE THINKING OF WHERE IT COULD BE.
CAROLYN AND STEVE

The Thrill of the Chase by Forrest Fenn…more clues for the buried treasure

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-03-2013

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…..Ok, folks, this just in from Houston, Tx from friends who live there now, but they still maintain a cabin in the Jemez Mountains. What do you guys think about these ideas. We could be getting hot, huh? I removed the e-mail heading and address, etc. If you have questions I might entice them to parlay a few more tidbits of info to us. Many thanks, Carolyn, and I hope we have provided clues that will help our readers in finding the treasure. Pete…………Here are the messages…….

THANKS PETE ! I GOOGLE MR. FENN AND GOT THE POEM. VERY INTERESTING AND

VERY CHALLENGING TO WHERE THE “TREASURE” IS AND IN WHAT PART OF
NEW MEXICO. ALSO, IT MUST BE CLOSE TO SOME CABINS OR HOMES BECAUSE
OF MR. FENN MENTIONING THE HOME OF BROWN. WHEN HE SAYS, WATER HIGH
THAT TO ME MEANS A WATERFALL. ALSO, AT THE FIRST WHEN HE SAID
AS I HAVE GONE ALONE IN THERE THAT TO ME MEANS HE GOES BEHIND THE
WATERFALL AND INTO A CAVE. I THINK IT COULD BE SODA SPRINGS IN THE
JEMEZ.
IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHERE THE TREASURE IS FOUND.
CAROLYN
PETE,

OF COURSE YOU CAN USE MY CLUES. I DOUBT IF WE WILL BE COMING BACK
JUST TO LOOK FOR THE TREASURE. AND YOU ALSO CAN USE MY NAME TOO.
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO GET THERE ? IT IS REALLY CLOSE TO SANTA FE,
FROM ALBUQUERQUE, GO 550 OUT OF BERNALILLO TO SAN YSIDRO AND THEN TAKE
HIGHWAY 4 TO JEMEZ SPRINGS.
 
THERE WILL BE A FORK IN THE ROAD AT SAN YSIDRO AND TAKE THE RIGHT ROAD WHICH IS HWY. 4.
AND ON UP. I LOOKED JEMEZ SPRINGS UP IN OUR TRIPLE A TOUR BOOK,
AND THIS IS THE DECRIPTION OF JEMEZ SPRINGS. (ABOUT 13 MILES NORTH OF
JEMEZ PUEBLO,THE HOT MINERAL WATERS AT JEMEZ SPRINGS ATTRACTED
SPAINISH EXPLORERS, PUEBLO DWELLERS, COWBOYS, MINERS AND
PIONEERS. A BATH HOUSE BUILT HERE IN THE 1870’S CONTINUES TO SERVE WEARY TRAVELERS.
FIVE MILES NORTH ARE THE SODA DAM AND BATTLESHIP ROCK FORMATIONS. THERE ARE
PICNIC FACILITIES AT BATTLESHIP ROCK, AND TROUT FISHING.
 
BEING CLOSE TO SANTA FE YOU GO FROM SANTA FE TO LOS ALAMOS AND THEN
CUT THROUGH TO HIGHWAY 4. VERY INTERESTING ! MR. FENN MIGHT OF GONE THAT WAY SINCE
HE IS FROM SANTA FE. IT WOULDN’T BE THAT FAR AT ALL. JUST 285 TO 502 TO HIGHWAY 4 AND
THEN TO SODA DAM. LOOK AT YOUR MAP AND SEE IF THAT IS WHAT YOU THINK.
 
THANKS, THIS HAS BEEN FUN. WISH YOU ALL “GOOD LUCK.”
CAROLYN
Carolyn, May I use your clues on the web site… Thanks, Pete
 
 

 

Buried Treasure North of Santa Fe..For Real…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-03-2013

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Mr. Forrest Fenn is his book, The Thrill of The Chase, has written a poem in that book that gives clues to the place where he buried a Romanesque Box containing treasures and the box  is a treasure in its self as it dates from A.D. 1150. But also, inside the box are several gold nuggets, two the size of your fist….265 gold coins…..and jewels, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, he claims a total value of over $250,000.00. This morning on NBC, I believe, he said it was buried in the Rocky Mountains north of Santa Fe above 5000 feet in elevation. What a clue, as I don’t really know of a location north of Santa Fe under 5000 feet. Santa Fe is about 7500 feet. Espanola is about 5595, Chimayo is 6075 feet. And, remember Georgia O’Keefe, world renown painter lived at Abiquiu, which is about 6027 feet. And get this…..Ok, before I tell you I would like a cut of 10 % if you find it in this general area….alright then, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was filmed in this area…Cowboys and Aliens was filmed in this area and……City Slickers was filmed in this area. Remember the second film where Curly’s brother took the boys to the cave on the treasure hunt, that was up there….That could be where Mr. Fenn got his idea and he could have used the same cotton picking cave….Ok, don’t all of you rush up there at once. There is limited places to stay…I think I will go ahead and head up that way….Ok, you folks just forget what I said, ok…..Just a joke…Ha, ha…..I was just kidding…. Anyway, its still pretty cold up in them thar hills…..Naw, it’s way to cold to come out here now…..Pete Hester ps….update, he said in the poem in the book to “begin where the warm waters stop and take it in the canyon down not far…but to far to walk”….Now let me see, is there a warm springs that drain into a river, like the hot springs at Jemez Springs that run into the Jemez River….Well, I don’t remember a canyon near there….Oh, he did say “up the canyon without a paddle” so I reckon that means a dry canyon, huh? Gee, I don’t know, confusing huh? Well, if my clues help, please consider a tip..Pete