Monthly Archives: March 2017

0192_3/24/17 Sen. Tim Neville Legislative update_Julie Williams former Jeffco BOE member compared 2013 Jeffco BOE and Trump’s 1st 100 days_2014-2015 Jeffco BOE history in Blog 0193

Donna Jack
March 27, 2017/updated and revised April 1, 2017

1.   Julie Williams’ presentation.
2.   Tim Neville’s Presentation
3.   Go to Blog 0193, to see a detailed history of events before and after Nov. 2013 Jeffco school board election, of three reform members.

Meeting March 27, 2017

An informative meeting took place at the Lewis Barn in Evergreen.  Julie Williams and Colorado State Senator Tim Neville were the guest speakers at the March meeting of the 285 Corridor Tea Party:

March 27th at 6:30 pm
The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park
26624 N. Turkey Creek Road
Evergreen, CO 80439


Julie Williams spoke first, after several people who attended shared information with the group.  Below are summaries of topics Julie addressed.

Julie said there were parallels between her experiences Nov. 2013-2015
and the things happening in D.C.

Julie drew a parallel between what the unions did in Jefferson County to the three non-union supported board members — and what unions and the Left are doing against Trump and his administration.

She stressed the importance of not wasting time, and not underestimating the ability of the establishment (unions, mainstream media, academia, the Left, etc.) to work relentlessly and effectively to destroy the character and credibility of the new administration with the bombardment of lies, accusations, and subtle, or not-so-subtle, innuendoes. Continue reading

0191_A 2012 Jamie Glazov interview of Robert Buchar, maker of the flim–The Collapse of Communism: The Untold Story–Info on companion book by Buchar

Donna Jack
March 12, 2017/updated March 25, 2017

One of my goals is to better understand what is really going on in our country, and in the world.

“The United States is heading for trouble and the key to understand it
in all its complexity is to learn what really happened in the period 1989 and 1991.”
Robert Buchar (Political refugee – born and raised in Czechoslovakia —
maker of the flim The Collapse of Communism:  The Untold Story.)

The 2012 interview below of Robert Buchar, can be found at:  http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/147208/collapse-communism-untold-story-jamie-glazov 

Also read about the movie and the companion book – and see the trailor to the documentary — at Blog 0183.

Note:  Robert Buchar wrote a book based on this movie.  It is called And Reality Be Damned…Undoing America:  What media didn’t tell you about the end of the Cold war and the fall of communism in Europe.

“Inside Every Progressive Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out” @horowitz39, David Horowitz

Interview of Robert Buchar by Jamie Glazov:

The Collapse of Communism: The Untold Story

A new documentary unearths the uncomfortable truths that explain the dark forces on our horizon.

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Robert Buchar, an associate professor and author of the Cinematography Program at Columbia College in Chicago. A political refugee from former Czechoslovakia, he is the producer of the documentary, Velvet Hangover, which is about Czech New Wave filmmakers, how they survived the period of “normalization” and their reflections on the so-called Velvet Revolution of 1989. He is also the author of  Czech New Wave Filmmakers in Interviews and And Reality be Damned… Undoing America: What The Media Didn’t Tell You About the End of the Cold War and Fall of Communism in Europe. He just currently finished the new feature length documentary film, The Collapse of Communism: The Untold Story.

FP: Robert Buchar, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Congratulations on your new documentary film.

Buchar: Thank you Jamie for the opportunity to talk about it.  It took eight years to finish but it’s finally done.

FP: Let us begin with this question: Why should we talk about the fall of communism? Why does it matter?

Buchar: Right, why talk about something that happened some 23 years ago? The word communism isn’t even in our vocabulary anymore and the new generation has no idea what it even means.

And yet, communism eliminated over 100 million people during seventy years of its existence. That’s enough bodies to cover the equator of our planet when placing bodies side by side. When communism ‘collapsed’ in 1989, the media never raised the question of where those responsible for all the atrocities were. We didn’t hear anyone in the media asking where all the communists disappeared to.

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0190_New book: My Favorite Life-Changing Stories_by Dr. Joe L. Wheeler_great book of encouragement

Donna Jack
March 16, 2017

Yesterday morning I bought Dr. Joe Wheeler’s latest book of true stories:   My Favorite Life-Changing Stories. I read the entire book today. You can see and order the book at:  http://joewheelerbooks.com/

My Favorite Life-Changing Stories

My Favorite Life-Changing Stories

My Favorite Life-Changing Stories

This is the fourth book in “My Favorite” inspirational story series.

2017: Tradepaper. Short, true, life-changing epiphany stories.

Which story was my favorite?

This evening I called Dr. Joe to tell him I had finished reading his newest book.  He asked me which story I liked best.

Where could I begin, except to say that I loved them all.  They were all vivid in my mind.

Then I decided I should talk about one of the stories, and chose the last one in the book, since I had just completed it a few minutes earlier.  The message that stood out to me in that story, was that we should stop brooding over our failures of the past.  Instead we should analyze our mistakes, and figure out how to do better next time.

Then I shared with him messages I remembered from six or seven other stories.  Then I told him things I learned from his introduction to the book, introductions to the stories, and the Epilogue.  In those sections Dr. Joe shares some of his insights, struggles and victories.  One of the struggles he speaks of is the temptation to forget and take credit for success, when it is actually God who provides the abilities and opportunities.  That is a common human struggle.

Some characteristics emphasized within this powerful collection of stories:

Within My Favorite Life-Changing Stories are found displayed many different important characteristics.  Among them are:  honesty; compassion; forgiveness; repentance; perseverance even after repeated failures; patience; verbalizing expressions of appreciation; bravery; kindness; self-control; reliability; generosity; determination; and reverence and obedience to God.

The stories encourage us to realize that no matter what our condition in life, we need to look ahead, and trust God.  He holds our lives in His hands. Continue reading

0189_Out of Bondage: The Story of Elizabeth Bentley_1951_an auto-biography of an American spy for the Soviet Union from 1938 until 1945 – Part 1– introduction by dj

Donna Jack
March 13, 2017/updated Mar 15, 2017

Recently I completed my first reading of Elizabeth Bentley’s autobiography, Out of Bondage:  The Story of Elizabeth Bentley.  This blog is an introduction to the personal drama that Elizabeth Bentley lived through. You will experience breath-taking adventure as you read for yourself — the first-hand account of her life as an international Soviet Communist espionage agent!

NOTE:  Soviet espionage is not confined to the 1930s and 1940s.  It has continued, and still exists today.

Through her book, Elizabeth takes you with her as she comes to believe that she is going to help make the world a better place for everyone.  Eventually you will experience with her, the growing horror that she feels, as she gradually discovers she has been duped — and then realizes that she is trapped.  She finds herself part of a world-wide sinister plan to enslave the part of mankind that will be allowed to live.  Would she be allowed to live, or would anyone else  she knew survive?

Elizabeth Bentley is another one of our true American Heroes who ends up risking everything, including her own life, in order to help uncover the operation that she for many years, had an active part in implementing and managing.

This blog piece focuses on some of how she got ensnared into Communism.

Her experience is in many ways common to countless people who have gotten sucked into supporting the goal of Communist world domination, believing the fantasy that Communist promise:  justice and fairness for all mankind.

How can an educated, white, middle-class person, get to the point in their life, where they want to risk their life to help destroy their own country?  As you read Elizabeth’s autobiography you find some answers to that question.
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0188_Local Kiwanis Club had a celebration and distributed money, books, and gift cards to children and schools

Donna Jack
March 6, 2017/updated March 15, 2017

Numerous studies confirm that if a child hasn’t learned to read well enough to enjoy reading by the end of third grade, there is a good chance that child will never learn to read well, or may never learn to read at all.  It was because they learned of these studies, that the Conifer Kiwanis Club decided fifteen years ago to come up with a way to help third grade children learn to love reading.

For 15 years, Conifer Kiwanis has stepped up to the plate
to help children enjoy reading
See  Dr. Joe Wheeler’s books at:
www.joewheelerbooks.com

Dr. Joe Wheeler is a member of the Conifer Kiwanis, and a local author with 95 titles in publication.  He, along with other Kiwanis members and friends, have for the last 15 years, set up his books on tables at the Conifer King Soopers store each December.  Three Thursdays and Fridays during December his books have been put on display, to be looked at and purchased.  Dr. Wheeler always signs each book that is purchased.  Members of the Kiwanis Club, and supporters,  have set up, manned and taken down the tables, and helped people choose from among his many books, while Dr. Wheeler has signed his books and answered questions.

Dr. Wheeler generously contributes all profits from the sale of his books, to the Conifer Kiwanis Reading Program.

Come join us in December!

Come join us next December and buy books: for yourself, your family and friends — and at the same time help the reading program for the school children.  In order to expand this program, we need to have more people in the community purchasing books next December at King Soopers.  Until then, you can find enjoyable reading at Dr. Wheeler’s website:   www.joewheelerbooks.com

Kiwanis International’s Fifteenth Annual Reading Celebration Day – March 4, 2017
at The Barn, in Evergreen Memorial Park
on North Turkey Creek Road

The Key Club at Conifer High School is associated with Conifer Kiwanis.

Three members from the Conifer High School Key Club helped us set up the event; sold Dr. Wheeler’s books to people who wanted to purchase more of his books at the event; spoke to the assembly; and helped clean up afterwards.

2017-03-04 13.59.24_3 Key Club members from Conifer HighConifer High School – Key Club Members
Brenna Nease, Key Club President; Angie Truong, Key Club Vice President;
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0187_A Revolutionary War Barracks_The Warner House on Constitution Island_the Great Chain of the Revolutionary War at West Point — Warner House became a stop for the Underground Railroad

Donna Jack
March 2, 2017

The Warner House on Constitution Island

For his last tour of duty before retiring from the Air Force, my husband was a professor at West Point Military Academy (West Point).  During those months, I researched West Point and Constitution Island history, and led Constitution Island Association tours of the Warner House.  The Warner House is an old home located on Constitution Island, across the river from West Point, where the Hudson River narrows and makes a sharp S-curve bend.

The original portion of the Warner House was a Revolutionary War barracks.   In the early 1800s, Henry Warner, a successful New York City attorney, purchased the Constitution Island property, deciding to make it into a summer residence for himself, his sister and two daughters.  They planned to keep their New York City residence as their permanent home.

In order to make it a comfortable summer home, Henry made additions to the Revolutionary War barracks:  an enclosed porch overlooking the Hudson River, a study, a kitchen and dining area, a cellar/storage area off the kitchen, a library, a  formal living room, and a formal dining room.  The barracks would house their bedrooms, sewing room, and other rooms.

During the 1836 Depression, Henry lost his legal practice and their New York City home.  The family moved to their “summer” home on Constitution Island — it became their “permanent” home.

The property stayed in the family until 1915, the year the youngest sister Anna died.  She had arranged to give their home and property to the Constitution Island Association, which would be located at West Point.  I worked for that association as a docent in the 1980s.

Home to military fortifications

During the Revolutionary War, Constitution Island (which actually wasn’t an island), became home to military fortifications and soldiers.  The fortifications were placed there by Patriot forces — a perfect location, because at that point the Hudson River narrowed substantially and bent sharply around part of Constitution Island.  The sharp turns in the river caused currents to meet and change directions, making navigation treacherous unless boats hung close to the shore lines.  It was a perfect place for fortifications on both sides of the Hudson.  On Constitution Island,  our Patriot forces constructed a barracks, forts, redoubts and parapets intended to work together forces with fortifications on the West Point side of the Hudson.

In 1778, during the Revolutionary War, a Great Chain was built.  It was a 500-yard-long iron chain built for Patriot forces.  It’s heavy links floated on rafts, and spanned the narrowest Continue reading

0186_A Picture of What The Underground Railroad Really Was — a testament to man’s innate desire for liberty – by Derrick Wilburn

Donna Jack
March 2, 2017

February 28, 2017, Derrick Wilburn sent out an email asking us to picture what it was like to use the Underground Railroad to escape slavery in the South.

Below is the text of the email with his description:

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From: Rocky Mtn Black Conservatives <info@rm-bc.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:17 AM
To: – – –
Subject: What ‘the Underground Railroad’ really was

As we reach the end of ‘Black History Month’, have you EVER STOPPED TO THINK about what “The Underground Railroad” really was??  It was a testament to man’s innate desire for liberty.

Consider what these slaves did:
First of all imagine,  just IMAGINE *walking* from somewhere in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, etc. to Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey or Canada – which is where most escaped slaves traveled after 1850.

From Jackson, Mississippi to Newark, New Jersey is 1200 miles. That was 1200 miles the hard way. Continue reading