It was a Friday evening in St. George, Utah

Posted by on 21 May 2016 | Tagged as: blog

It was a Friday evening in St. George, Utah
It was Friday the 13th of may 2016 and the lady I who I drive for sometimes, asked if I’d drive her in her pickup to a
Tim Ballard function at Dixie University.
I got to her house just before 7 pm MDT. But the battery on her vehicle was dead, I moved my pickup around and jump started the battery.
And we were off. Getting to the campus in good time but where was the affair? She had forgotten. We spotted and elderly couple
leaving to their car. They told us to go the Gardner Center. I drove to a street near by and we walked to the meeting.

Tim Ballard wasn’t there but others for the same cause were.

St. George Rescue presents Operation Underground Railroad.

Inside the door a friend of mine Jason greeted me and then I spoke to a neighbor Steve W. , a co-chair of St. George Rescue.    Both with this group.
We’d missed the Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and National Anthem and short remarks by Miss Utah Krissa Beatty.

The person speaking as we entered was Jan Broberg. She spoke about abduction, kidnapping and the brainwashing
of child victims using her own life experiences as examples. She spoke at length.

When done the MCee, a man I know, Kevin L. a Co-chair of  St. George Rescue, told of the next on the program.

Next came a Cactus Jack Lamar who spoke about child abuse and children needing to feel safe or have “a safe place” to go to.
Then he sang, playing a guitar, the song “I would Follow Him”.
A very good voice. One phrase of the song: “I would be my brother’s keeper”.
His next song was “Still with you.”

The next speaker was Dutch Turley, a director of O.U.R. Rescue from LA.
He told about the founder Tim Ballard and the why of the organization.
“To shed light on a dark subject.” sex crime issues involved with child trafficking world wide.
He was a Navy Seal for six years.
He showed slides of seal training, the purpose of which is to teach non-self limiting beliefs and the need of support and prayer.
This organization had 20 operations outside of the USA last year.
Even showing a CBS news report video about a sting operation in Columbia.
“Liberating one child at a time.

Then the Utah State Attorney General Sean Reyes spoke about his involvement in the operation in Columbia.
He said, “I hate poly ticks compared to public servants.
“There is modern day slavery or human trafficking.”
The number of black slaves in USA in former times( not all the slaves that existed)
use for sex and labor slaves, porn and terrorism, organ harvesting, etc. exceeds that number many fold over.
Even here in Utah, he told of an illegal who had been deported 8 times but always returned to W.V.C. to use a boys ring
to sell his drugs in schools from elementary to high school. The perpetrator hung himself while in jail awaiting trial.

O.U.R. also helps victims heal. Women are even being brought to Utah for sex trafficking.

(Help is available:
1 (888) 373-7888
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
SMS: 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”)
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Languages: English, Spanish and 200 more languages
Website:  traffickingresourcecenter.org )

About the O.U.R. organization he said, “I believe the hand of God lead them” in their endeavors.
“We need everyone to come together to stop this.” He’s “so impressed with O.U.R.” who go “at the request of the countries” they work in.
2 years ago he went to Columbia on that operation mentioned in the CBS report.
He explained the operation and how it all played out. It was witnessed by 20 hidden cameras which made it the most video
taped sting operation on record. They had been tipped off by the drug cartels. 80% of traveler for sex are Americans (from the USA).
They go to such places where “kids are groomed for sex slaves.
They offered $1 million for 120 kids in 3 cities.
When the Colombian police arrested traffickers and agents alike and separated them so
the bad guys never knew who the good guys were. All those kids were saved.
Sean Reyes said it was “one of the life altering events in my life.”
To later have “teenage girls from the group say “we love you Americans.”
Isn’t that the “American legacy? to help those who can’t help themselves”
6 months later there was no more trafficking in that area of Columbia.
He told the star fish story of the boy saving star fish saying “I just made a difference for that one” as he tossed them back into the sea.
He talked about other groups like “Truckers against Trafficking”, told of his translator duties on the operation,
joked about things that seem humorous.

He told of a movie “the Abolitionists” movie http://theabolitionistsmovie.com/
using footage of the actual sting operation and after the event played the trailer.
The film to come out May 26th.

(Also hear this song about it:
“RESCUE ME” is now available! Download it here: http://nikday.com/merch/rescueme
“Rescue Me” written and performed by Kendra Lowe & Nik Day
Directed and Filmed by Doug Lowe – StratusFilm -a 4 minute video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmeWlNuAlZI )

Then it was over and I met and talked with people I knew.
One I met was Shadman of Pakistan, a professor who is concerned about trafficking in Pakistan.
The lady who wanted me to drive her there and home again had personal experience with this kind of thing.
She’d been a CIA opertive imprisoned in Cambodia.
At one time she helped transport 2 caucasian girls who’d been held as prisoners out to an American
Ambassador’s home until they could be freed.
She knew Tim Ballard and was disappointed not to be able to talk to him that night.
She knew much about the Monarch Project too.

My friend Jason and his wife helped us jump start the pickup again and I took her home.
I then drove home and that ended this Friday evening.

Governor John Kasich Visits Utah’ Dixie

Posted by on 19 Mar 2016 | Tagged as: blog

3/19/2016
St. George, Utah

Today being Saturday, I had great plans for all the work around the house and at the farm that I’d get done.
But stopped all that early to drive into St. George to the Dixie Center to listen to US Presidential canditate John Kasich.
(John Richard Kasich,current governor of Ohio, first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.
On July 21, 2015, he announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States.
John Richard Kasich (/ˈkeɪsᵻk/ kay-sick; born May 13, 1952) Kasich was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, an industrial town near Pittsburgh.
He and wife have twin daughters age 16.
Kasich served nine terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio’s 12th congressional district from 1983 to 2001. His tenure in the House included 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee and six years as chairman of the House Budget Committee. He was a key figure in the passage of both welfare reform and the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.
He was a commentator on Fox News Channel, hosting Heartland with John Kasich from 2001 to 2007.
He also worked as an investment banker, a managing director of Lehman Brothers’ Columbus, Ohio, office.
In the 2010 Ohio gubernatorial election, Kasich defeated Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland. He was re-elected in 2014, defeating Democrat Ed FitzGerald by 30 percentage points.)
I arrived at 4:15 but wasn’t late as Govenor Kasich hadn’t yet arrived.
I conversed with a friend and a man standing by him about local government waste and who has any say about what happens.
About 4:30 the program began with St. George Mayor Jon Pike, then State Representative Lowry Snow and State Senator Stephen Urghart, and Former State Govenor Mike Leavitt all in turn introducing Governor Kasich and telling why they support him.
Leavitt spoke the longest telling of things that Kasich did while in Washington DC. And saying that Kasich has the Temperament, Experience and Savvy to be a good president.
He also told of convention balloting history of the first ballot and beyond and results.
Leavitt ended with saying,”Vote for the candidate you think will make the best president of the United States.”
Finally in came John Kasich to an uproarious applause.
“How beautiful it is here,” he said, “It’s amazing!” “There is not a more beautiful state.”
After some comments about Mike Leavitt, “Look where he’s gone”, he started tell about himself.
He first mentioned going to Washington DC at age 30 and staying for 18 years.
Then about work on the Federal Budget and the high cost of tools, etc. purchased by the government like, “…this wrench cost $20,000″, forcing the several branches of the military to work together, and other thing which made enemies for him.
He told of his home town of McKees Rocks and about his father and mother, of the conservative, common sense people of the town and area, good people who play by the rules, about unemployment and how it effected families he knew.
“It’s hard to realize one’s purpose without work.”
He spoke to some girls seated near the front on one side of the platform (a sort of theater in the round) about the specialness of each person.
He even hugged one of the girls and a second time so her mother could snap a photo of it on her phone .
“We were made for a purpose …to heal the world.”
We can all make small changes for the good like taking a widow out to something like a meal to make her life less drab.
“Those things will be noted.”

Then on to issues.
The people should have the say on things.
-Twice he pointed out the LDS Church welfare system of people helping people.
“It’s a sin to not help someone in need but it is also a sin to help him whenhe can help himself.”
-the Education System should be controlled by the state and local school board.
-the people write the rules
-training for jobs that exist should be given
-job training
-Infrastructure monies should stay in the states and no by way of Washington

-”The Spirit of the country rests in us.”
How?
“By taking the gifts the good Lord gave us and making a better world one person at a time.”

People say thing are horrible now but should compare now to the great depression or to WWII.
“Sure we have our problems, we can solve them.”
How?
“By getting rid of goofy politics.”

There are 3 Essentials to good government
1- federal regulations made by Congress not by bureaucrats and helping small business cut regulations that hinder business.
2- tax reform especially business taxes
3- “Don’t spend more than you take in.” (spoke of debt and interest on debt)
He gave the US 4 years of balanced budget with a projected surplus.

Ideas on other issues:
-fix and protect the borders
-have illegals who have not committed crimes pay a fine and taxes and no citizenship but don’t kick them out
-make Social Security secure
-assure Veterans medical help
-”We are Americans before we are anything else”… “we must be united”.

“I will not take the low road to the Presidency.”

-don’t leave anyone behind, ie. mentally ill, substance addiction persons
( an example was a young man who spoke to him in Salt Lake City yesterday who is recovering and thinks he’ll make it, Kasich phoned the young
man’s mother, Mary, a personal friend of his, to tell her about it.)

He’s held about 200 town hall meetings across the country so far.

Then he opened the meeting up to Questions.

The first question was about adherence to the Constitution.
In the reply, Gov. Kasich said, “Government should be the last resort not the first.”
Again he mentioned Welfare Square in Salt lake City. There is a proper order family, church, government.
“People helping people” “I’ve talked about it all over the country,” he said referring to the way the LDS church
handles welfare.

Next Question was about BLM and other land issues.
“I need to learn more about it.” The States need more control-states must gain the power and control.
“It’s out of balance.”
“We have to convince government workers that they work for us.”
Then he told a story of he and his twin daughters in Florida 5 years ago.
“Daddy, what’s that box over there?” They were referring to a phone booth and couldn’t believe how people used to make calls.
“Everything changes”.
When government increases so does the debt. The solutions are to be found in innovation.
“Innovation is the order of the day.”

Next a suggestion for Vice President Mike Leavitt
Next a lady thanked him for coming to St. George and said, ‘Don’t leave the race as you are an asset.”
Governor Kasich said we must ask a few questions: Who is electable? Who can be the best president?
“These debates are not a good way to chose a president.”
He mentioned his time at Fox News and not doing all the things the media wants done.

Next a 13 year old girl asked, “What is the first thing you’d do as president?”
He invited her onto the stage with him.
“Get people to get along with each other and work together.”
Then he had her help him with the 3 most important tings in his mind.
1-Jobs
2-Jobs
3-Jobs

Next was asking about health care, immigration, and other topics.
-Obamacare “doesn’t work”
-he’d talked about immigration before
-In Maine he asked a man if he’d lived there his whole life to which the man replied, “Not yet.”
and to a woman about the governor of the state. She was upset about losing her medical insurance
He doesn’t want anyone to suffer and suggested changes because politicians don’t know anything about medical issues.
In Ohio, he used the free market system to fix medical over charging, etc.

Next a guy mentioned a family member in Afghanistan and questioned about foreign policy.

“Isis has to be destroyed!” The Islamic Brotherhood also.
There are Arab states on our side for example Egypt, Jordan, the gulf States, European friends.
Working together with them we can destroy Isis. “We go in and destroy and come home.”
He suggested arming the Ukrainians so they can defend themselves from Russia.
“China doesn’t own the South China Sea.”
“Stand by Israel.”
Take out hackers.
Mexico: “full of corruption”.
“Canada has good hockey players.”
“Only commit troops when our interests are at peril.”
“Don’t get involved in Civil Wars.”
“Afghanistan: “teach them and leave.”
North Korea: give missile defense to South Korea and Japan
Pakistan: is complicated and serious-
“‘regime change’ may be the answer.”
Turkey: “must get it stable.”
Iran: “suspend the nuclear agreement”.
Brazil: “is a mess”
Cuba: “must have human rights first.”

Next question was about the National debt.
“We had a surplus when I left Washington but the Republicans blew it.”
*”Democrats love to spend. Republicans do too, they just feel guilty about it.”

Next question was “What is morality’s and Spirituality’s effect on government?’
A person from the crowd yelled, “Not Enough!”
His remark got a great laugh from those assembled.

Governor Kasich told of a songs lyrics, “I was just a slob on the bus on my way home.”
Everyone makes errors and can only try to do better the next day.
But there is a great need for moral behavior and “personal responsibility’ in government.
He said he know religion matters but “I don’t want to cheapen religion to get elected.”

Then he said goodbye but stayed a while in the roped off stage area to talk to individuals and shake hands.
He have way shook mine as his whole attention was on the guy next to me who was wearing a Ohio State shirt.

I spoke to a man as I left who said he felt that Governor Kasich is a sincere good man but not conservative enough for him,
I had to agree somewhat.

In other presidential elections I’ve gotten to meet other Presidential candidates in St. George.
One was a professor from New Hampshire running on the American Party ticket.
He was a very intelligent man.
I meet Bo Gritz when he ran on the American-Independent ticket and collected voting totals of his campaign.
That is another interesting story.
Then Alan Keyes was here in St. George when he ran on the Republican ticket.

Of John Kasich, who is like the current president younger than me, he is a good man.
I found the other three I mentioned more accessible. No body guards and each of them had time to stop and talk to
little people one on one for an extended length of time. No they didn’t get elected but should have been.

The President is important. But so is Congress.
Which ever one of the Republicans gets elected, that person should take some if not all of his rivals and fill his cabinet with them.
It might not be good for his agenda, but as Abraham Lincoln knew, it would be good for the country.

I’m glad I got a phone call on Thursday telling me about this event because I’d have missed a great opportunity to be a part of our
nation’s future.

Jay Beacham

for more info about him go to :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kasich

I remembered wrong on the party of two of the former candidates according to Wikipedia.
It states that Bo Gritz was American Party and Alan Keyes was America’s Independent Party.
But what does it matter?
Abraham Lincoln served in the Illinois legislature as a Whig Party
member and also in Congress in DC as a Whig.
He stumped for other Whig Party candidates for various offices.
He even ran for US Senate against Stephen Douglas as a Whig.
But when he and others felt that “the Whigs had strayed from principle” he was involved in the founding of the
Republican Party.
When he ran for re-election for President in 1864, he ran on the National Union Party ticket.
Lincoln was more about principle and less about party affiliation.
So were Gritz and Keyes.
So  should we be.

 

 

LINCOLN’S GHOST tells stories

Posted by on 25 Jan 2014 | Tagged as: blog

Lincoln’s Ghost  to tell stories Sat. Feb. 22 at the St. George Opera House 220 North main street St. George, Utah
Tickets are $5 adults $4 Sr/children/military
The 22nd is a Saturday.

Tickets are available at the St. George Art Museum, 47 E. 200 N prior to, at the door or by calling 435-627-4510 Limited seating.

Sara Jane Lippincott said of Lincoln:

“I really think that Mr. Lincoln’s propensity for storytelling has been exaggerated by his enemies. I had once the honor of conversing with him, or rather of hearing him converse, for several minutes, and in all that time he only told four little stories.”

Carl Schurz, a Union general first met Lincoln on a train:  ”I soon felt as if I had know him all my life and we had very long been close friends…He interspersed our conversation with all sorts of quaint stories, each of which had a witty point applicable to the subject at hand.”

2011 dvd insert photo

Hope to see you there.

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The Show was a success.

Hear It on Audio CD.

Lincoln’s Ghost told wonderful stories on Feb. 22, 2014 at the Opera House. 
Lincoln played which musical instruments? 
Was he in a duel? 
Learn things you never knew about the 16th President of the USA. 
Laugh and cry and be intrigued by mystery.

Audio Cd of the show is now available for sale. 

$20 per single cd

Volume discounts starting at 5 cds $15 each

 Call 435-628-7809

Or write: Lincoln CD

                  85 East Center

                 Ivins, Utah 84738

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