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Parkinson's....Boxing Helps...Part 2 Rock Steady Boxing Part II A personal statement on benefits of RSB Authored by Otis Vaughn February 28, 2019 Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) really works and greatly slows the progression of Parkinson’s...

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Apaches, Buffalo Soldiers, That Female Reporter, And... Chapter One       Returning to the Black Range and the land of the Warm Spring Apache Indians, I could not believe what I was seeing. The last time I was here the magical portal...

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Follow the Sun by E. V. Pete Hester Follow the Sun By E. V. Pete Hester Copyright Pending 2015     Foreword Butch Madison told this story to me several years ago and swore that everything he told was true and...

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My Web Sites…Some Countries That Visit Us

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 27-06-2018


I was looking through the countries that visit my web site today. I appreciate everyone of you and I appreciate you coming by and reading or downloading or both. It is a pleasure to have you visit us. Of course, the top country is the United States with 10,853 hits this month, one of the ways we measure the visitors, China had 1259, Russia Fed., 856, France at 496 and it trickles on down through many, many nations, more than I knew we had. At the bottom there was Botswana at 1, Sudan at 2, Zambia at 2, Cambodia at 2, and Mongolia at 3. To you folks from those countries, thank you so much for spending some of your time with me. To those of you from some of the countries that I did not name, we appreciate you also. Feel free to download my stories, if you are interested or just stay and read them while you are on line. If there is something you would like to see or see more of, leave a comment under one of the post and I’ll be happy to address it or tell it. I’m sure your story would  be much more interesting than anything I could write. God Bless all of you….

Welfare Money…How Long Will It Last?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 21-06-2018


According to some of the figures I picked up on the internet today, in 2012 there were 109.6 million people drawing welfare in these United States of America. According to another number I saw a few days ago, total benefits being paid to these Americans today is about 168.00 dollars US per day. Now, I’m no  math major, but even I can tell you that a number like that is higher than I can count. I am estimating conservatively of over 600 billion per year in welfare cost. I would like for one of our democrats to tell me where the money is going to come from to continue. Plus the government employees pay and benefits. Plus our military upkeep and improvements. Plus our infrastructure cost. Plus supporting those other countries that think we have some money and expect us to share…… A government backed by paper cannot exist very long and how we have continue this long is beyond me. I’m pretty sure the gold in Fort Knox would cover a few million dollars, but Ft. Knox would probably have to be several hundred feet deep to contain enough gold to cover our trillions (I don’t know what you call a number that would cover all of our debt, do you?) of dollars debt. We are never going to get out of debt, so everyone seems to take the stance of “what, me worry”…..I suppose that is the best way to handle it as there appears to be no way out. No, that’s not true as the way out is Jesus Christ and His kingdom and I think we are probably pretty close to “end times”. Seems like to me recovery without Christ is impossible.

Do American’s Feel Guilty?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-06-2018


My fellow Americans, does the media make you feel guilty that the dreamers may be sent home? If so, why would you? It was not our fault that the parents of these children brought them over to our country illegally? No….it is not our fault and we should not feel guilty about them being sent home. They should apply for citizenship or maybe something can be worked out,  then great….If not, it’s time to go home.

Do you feel guilty about the children and parents being separated at the border today when the parent comes across our border illegally? Well, don’t….They know full well that it is illegal to do so and that they will be separated from the children. Seems as though they want to get the sympathy of the liberals and the government make exceptions in their cases…. I don’t think that Mr. Sessions will, do you? Sorry about that…But get your green card and come on back.

Do you think that the boys should be able to go to the girls restroom….or the girls go to the boys restroom….Well, me neither. And it is not our fault that some people’s thinking is so screwed up that they think they need to. Sorry, but we don’t agree with that, so go to the rest room that fits your plumbing. No problem.

If a baker or photographer does not want to sell me good or services that he must sell to me anyway…I think he has the right to serve me or not, for whatever reason and I have the right to choose any other baker or photographer. No reason to sue anyone and no reason to feel guilty about not serving someone….no shirt, no shoes, no morals, no service or something like that.

You don’t feel the need to honor our country, our president, or our anthem or our pledge. Ok, then leave, citizen or not.


Our Tax Dollars At Work…..Or Play

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 31-05-2018


This is political stats:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/04/food-stamp-rolls-plummet-in-states-that-restore-work-requirements.html

States with work for welfare!

These numbers help explain why these last eight years were disastrous for the USA. I read the last item and then look at Trump’s Cabinet. No wonder Washington, DC is in a turmoil. Trump’s picks are bosses who expect their employees to work.. These are Eye Opening Numbers. This is what bothers a lot of people about Trump. He won’t accept a can’t do attitude, or inexperienced, incompetent performance. He will get results; it just might not be smooth or pretty.

Here are some amazing stats: Make sure you read to the bottom. An eye opener!

1. These 10 States now have more people on welfare than they do employed!


New Mexico






New York

Maine, and

South Carolina

2. Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2012, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. Household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support.

What’s the problem with that much support?  Well the average household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day.

To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for 40 hour week, while the average job pays $24.00 an hour.

3. Check the last set of statistics!!

The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know what the private business sector is: A real-life business not a government job. Here are the percentages:

38% T. Roosevelt

40% Taft

52% Wilson

49% Harding

48% Coolidge

42% Hoover

50% F. D. Roosevelt

50% Truman

57% Eisenhower

30% Kennedy

47% Johnson

53% Nixon

42% Ford

32% Carter

56% Reagan

51% GH Bush

39% Clinton

55% GW Bush

8% Obama

90% Trump

This helps explain the bias, if not the incompetence, of the last administration: ONLY 8% of them have ever worked in private business! That’s right! Only eight percent – the least, by far of the last 19 presidents! And these people tried to tell our corporations how to run their businesses?

How could Obama, president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he’s never worked for one?

Or about jobs when he has never really had one? And, when it’s the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers? They’ve spent most of their time in academia, government, and/or non-profit jobs or as “community organizers.”

Probably a good idea to pass this on, because we’ll NEVER see these facts in the main stream media, or from the alphabet networks.


This email was passed on to me and it was a real eye opener. The general public needs to see these numbers.



Stand For The Anthem

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-05-2018


I do believe the NFL players have a right to protest. That is the American way. But as Americans, how can you kneel for the flag and national anthem of the country you love and protest it at the same time. I don’t think you can. Protest some other way, at another time, on another platform…..I for one have been turned off by your protest and I will protest you protesting and I hope that everyone who disagrees with the kneeling protesters at NFL games will not buy tickets and refuse to watch the game and let it be known to the advertisers of the games that they are not watching. Matter of fact, if it continues, I hope the NFL suffers from it….and I think they will if it is allowed to continue. That’s all I’ll say about that.

Jack Minzey Wrote This…”Civil War”….E-Mail from a friend in Texas

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-05-2018


USA Can Save 622 Billion Based on 2016 Stats

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 21-05-2018


The Center for Immigration Studies said, based on the 2016 figures of 11.3 million illegals in this country,  that the lifetime cost for keeping these illegals in the USA is over 746 billion dollars. The cost to deport these illegals is roughly 124 billion. So, over a lifetime, we could save 124 billion. Even building Mr. Trumps wall, at 25 billion, America could pocket over 90 billion. Now the wall is creating a stir among the liberals, who I suppose have tons of money and support a vastly indebted America. They do not want the wall and want to keep all 11 million illegals and apparently they are also ok with a open border entry. And within a few years there are another 8 to 11 million wanting amnesty .Will we do it all over again?… Someday, when America is completely broke, our welfare system completely busted, and this great  country has printed it’s last good dollar, I reckon they will go home…. I suppose the world  will then be happy. Sad ending….If you can write or even envision another ending to this story, I would love to hear it….

No Wall….Then What

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-05-2018


Ok….you opponents of building the wall to stop the flow of illegals into the USA, then just how do you propose to stop the flow of illegals into this country. Surely all of you can see that as broke as our country is that we cannot afford to allow them to continue unabated into our country. So, just what do you guys propose that we do? I will publish your solution in hesterbooks.com. We would like to hear from you. Thanks, Pete Hester

A Repost From 2014…..On Caregiving

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 07-05-2018


Darling, What’s for Supper?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-06-2014


The husband comes in from work fifteen minutes after his wife and shouts, “What’s for supper?” She replies, “Whatever you want to fix.”…..Most husbands have learned to share the homemaking responsibilities,   but there are a few out there who put the entire burden of meal making on the wife, and some that puts all the household chores on the wife….Sorry, fellows, but if she is helping pay the bills you need to help with the chores. Even if she stays home you need to help her out. Keeping a house is a lot of work. A short time ago Sweetie came down with back problems….bad back problems that stopped her from doing anything. I became the caregiver for several weeks. What an eye opener that turned out to be…Try this…let your wife sit for a week and you do it all…After one week, you will change your attitude. I guarantee it. So, it’s best to share the load, helping one another out and it will also help her attitude…You’ll see….She’ll love you more than ever and you will appreciate everything she does more that ever…Yeah, you’ll probably love her more also…Pete Hester



May 5th…On This Date In History

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-05-2018


May 5, 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte died on the Isle of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic….in exile…said to have been one of the greatest commanders in the history of the world. He rose from the ranks in the Army of France from an artillery officer  to the rank of general by age 24. He was a war hero and became Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1814 and again for a short period in 1815, trying to lead a revolt. He met his Waterloo,, er,  at the Battle of Waterloo.   He was exiled and died six years later on the island of Saint Helena. He did some good during those years he was Emperor, influencing the territories he conquered or controlled bringing equality before the law, property rights, religious tolerance, modern secular education and sound finical programs, among other things. Click on Wikipedia to read all the details of this interesting man.