General Commentary (May be military related) email: Kudzuacres1@juno.com
Thursday, August 21, 2003
My friend who has been doing landscaping has done a really good job and of course, succeeded in making my efforts look bad. I am waiting for my wife to decide he needs to work on the front yard.
The developer's crew is back on the property to the back of my house and it looks like they are getting ready to start building. Over the last few weeks, they have hauled several big dumptruck loads of waste wood on to the property every day. I suspect that they will be burning it as soon as burning restrictions are lifted and it should be quite a show.
I'm going out to play country music tonight. I prefer rock or Bluegrass, but country will do as long as we stick with Merle and Hank and I get to blues it up a little. I play with an old friend from high school and it is amazing how we can still remember the words and music to things we played together 40 years ago. Okay, he can remember the words. I never could except for Hank Williams' songs. We think we have located a steel guitar player so we may be moving toward a real band but don't look for any CDs anytime soon.
Wednesday, August 20, 2003
A few days ago, I wrote about the Chief of Police of my hometown being killed by a juvenile. I have since learned that I know the family of the killer or at least one Grandfather. It seems that the Grandfather had managed to get the kid into drug rehab for a chrystal meth habit, but the Mother in a spat with her husband, signed the boy out although she had no control over him.
The familiy is saying that the defense will be insanity caused by the meth habit. That is a really good plan in Marshall County, AL. It will be difficult to find 12 people who have not been affected someway by the meth peddlers and users. You don't have to be involved in the business to have your home broken into or your person robbed.
Look for a change of venue motion for this case.
The killer was wounded by another policeman at the scene, is in the hospital and has not been officially identified because he is a juvenile and has not been notified of the charges aganst him. My question is how on earth did the policeman only wound him since they were only a few feet apart. Looks to me like it is time for intensified marksmanship training.
Tuesday, August 19, 2003
Now this is a good one, semi-literate and it plays to religious beliefs. Kind of like Internet evangelists except we now have to send in our personal information in order to get the goodies. I prefer the upfront demands for money to keep the "Word" on the airwaves.
Dear Beloved in Christ,
It is by the grace of God that I received Christ, knowing the truth and
the truth have set me free. Having known the truth, I had no choice than
to do what is lawful and right in the sight of God for eternal life and
in the sight of man for witness of God`s mercy and glory upon my life.
I have the pleasure to share my testimony with you, having seen your contact
from the Internet. I am Barrister JIM OBINNA, the legal adviser to late
Mr. and Mrs. Bright Williams, a British couple that lived in my Country
Nigeria for 25 years before they both died in the plane crash late last
year. These couples were good Christians, they so dedicated their live to
God but they had no child till they died. Throughout their stay in my country,
they acquired a lot of properties like lands, house properties, etc.
As their legal adviser, before their death, the husband Mr. Bright Williams
instructed me to write his WILL. Because they had no child, they dedicated
their wealth to God. According to the WILL, the properties have to be sold
and the money be given out to a ministry for the work of God. As their legal
adviser, all the documents for the properties were in my care. He gave me
the authority to sell the properties and give out the fund to the Ministries
for the work of God.
In short, I sold all the properties after their death, as instructed by
Mr. Bright Williams before his death. And as matter of fact, after I sold
all their properties, I realized more than $10,000,000.00 (Ten million US
dollars plus), and what supposed to be the percentage interest of my right
legal fee was firstly deducted by me out of the total amount realized from
the sold properties, this was base on the initial agreement between me and
the owner of the properties before his death. Therefore the total amount
left to be investedinto God's work as
instructed by the owner, is $10,000,000.00 (Ten million US dollars) only.
But Instead of giving the main fund out for the work of God then, as initially
instructed to me by the owner before his death.
Therefore, I converted the fund to myself with the intention of
investing the fund abroad for my personal use instead of giving the money
out as intructed by the owner before his death. I was afraid of putting
the fund in the Bank, because I have to give account to the bank on how
I got the money. I then packaged the fund in consignments and deposited
the consignments with a security company. I did not want the management
of the Security Company to know the content of the consignments, therefore
I registered the consignment as Diplomatic consignment while the contents
of the consignments was declared as Gold Bars. And upon my authority given
to the security company then, the
consignment has since then been airlifted to their affiliated security company
in Holland. Now the affiliated security company in Holland believes that
the contents of the consignment deposited with them was Gold Bars.
However, I later had encounter with Christ when Pastor Benny Hinn was preaching
on television concerning Ananias and Saphira in Acts 5:1-11. After hearing
the word of God, I gave my life to Christ and became a born again Christian.
As a born again Christian, I started reading my bible and one day, the Lord
opened my eyes to Ezekiel 33: 18 and 19 where the word of God says:When
the righteous truth from his righteousness, and committee iniquity, he shall
even die thereby. But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that
which is lawful and
right, he shall live thereby. From the scripture, I discovered that the
only way I could have peace in my life is to do what is lawful and right
by giving out the fund as instructed for the work of God by the owner before
I have asked God for forgiveness and I know that God have forgiven me. But
I have to do what is lawful and right in the sight of God by giving out
the fund to the chosen ministry for the purpose of God's work as instructed
by the owner before his death.
After my fasting and prayers, I asked God to make his choice and direct
me to a honest Christian or the chosen ministry that deserves this fund
by his Grace. I then came across your address on the Internet as I was browsing
through a Christian site, and as a matter of fact, it is not only you or
your ministry that I picked on the Christian site initially, but after my
fervent prayer over it, then you were nominated to me through divine revelation
from God, so these are how I received
such a divine revelation from the Lord, how I got your contact
information, and I then decided to contact you for the fund to be used wisely
for things that will glorify the name of God.
I have notified the Security Company where I deposited the consignments
that contained the fund, that I will soon move out the consignment from
their company, and their affiliated security company in Holland has since
been waiting for me to come and clear the consignment from their company.
So if you know that you will use this fund honestly and wisely for the things
that will glorify's name, then do urgently contact me back first through
this my alternative email address only (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
the details will be given to you on how you will be able to receive the
fund in your country through the affiliated security company company in
You should also forward to me your telephone and fax number for easy
and to fax you the documents concerning the consignments.
Your prompt response will be highly appreciated.
Yours in Christ.
BARRISTER. JIM OBINNA.
Monday, August 18, 2003
Verlon Lemaster, the Police Chief of my hometown was killed last week. Along with some other Officers, he went to serve a pickup warrant on runaway juvenile. There is talk that there was also a search warrant for stolen weapons. The Chief asked a resident of a house if the boy was there and was told no. He entered the house to check, opened a closet and was shot in the eye. He was pronounced dead an hour later. The juvenile is jailed awaiting arraignment and most likely trial as an adult and the death penalty. He is 17.
It is a real sad story. but not an unusual one. The last big crime I remember in the town was 40 years ago when I was in Junior high. One of my classmates decided to rob the postman and killed him to try to hide his tracks. My classmate was 14 and spent several years in Reform School. The postman's daughter was also a classmate. She, her younger sister and mother left town to live with relatives. There have been other killings, but the most bothersome are those that involve a juvenile. What went wrong to make a young boy decide to kill someone?
In the Chief's death, the killer was not local, but that is little solace.
I didn't know the Chief although I knew his dad. He was several years younger than I and a classmate of my sister's. He left a 20 year old daughter and his father. From what I hear, he was a good man and a good policeman.
I hope they fry his killer.