Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I Stopped Caring Today: By Lt Daniel Furseth

"Yes, I stopped caring today. But tomorrow, I will put my uniform back on and I will care again."  

Today, I stopped caring about my fellow man. I stopped caring about my community, my neighbors, and those I serve. I stopped caring today because a once noble profession has become despised, hated, distrusted, and mostly unwanted.

I stopped caring today because parents refuse to teach their kids right from wrong and blame us when they are caught breaking the law. I stopped caring today because parents tell their little kids to be good or “the police will take you away” embedding a fear from year one. Moms hate us in their schools because we frighten them and remind them of the evil that lurks in the world.

They would rather we stay unseen, but close by if needed, but readily available to “fix their kid.” I stopped caring today because we work to keep our streets safe from mayhem in the form of reckless, drunk, high, or speeding drivers, only to be hated for it, yet hated even more because we didn’t catch the drunk before he killed someone they may know.

Nevertheless, we are just another tool used by government to generate “revenue.” I stopped caring today because Liberals hate the police as we carry guns, scare kids, and take away their drugs. We always kill innocent people with unjust violence. We are called bullies for using a Taser during a fight, but are condemned further for not first tasing the guy who pulls a gun on us.

And if we do have to shoot, we are asked “why didn’t you just shoot the gun out of their hand?” And when one of us is killed by the countless attacks that do happen (but are rarely reported in the mainstream media) the haters say, “Its just part of the job.” I stopped caring today because Conservatives hate us as we are “the Government.” We try to take away their guns, freedoms, and liberty at every turn.

We represent a “Police State” where “jackbooted badge-wearing thugs” randomly attack innocent people without cause or concern for constitutional rights. We are Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Rodney King all rolled into one lone police officer stopping to help change an old lady’s tire. I stopped caring today as no one wants us around, but instantly demands answers, results, arrests, when a crime takes place.

If a crime isn’t solved within the allocated 60 minutes it takes CSI on television, we are inept, incompetent, or covering something up. If we do get “lucky” it was just that and everyone with a Facebook account can post wonderful comments of how “they” would solve the case and how “we” are not nearly as clever.

I stopped caring today because a video of a cop six states away, from a department that you never heard of, screws up and forgets his oath of honor, thus firing up an internet lynch-mob of cop haters even though 99% of us work twice as hard not to end up in the news and to still be “the good guys.” We are “militarized” because we wear body armor and kevlar helmets when shots are fired or rocks thrown at us and carry scary looking rifles even though everyone knows that they are easier to shoot and are more accurate than a handgun or a shotgun.

I stopped caring today because the culture of today’s instantly connected youth is only there to take and never give back. To never accept responsibility for ones actions, but to blame everyone else instead of themselves. To ask “what is in it for me?” versus “what can I do for you?”

To idolize gangsters, thugs, sexually promiscuous behavior, and criminals over hard work, dedication, and achievement. To argue that getting stoned should be a right, yet getting a job or an education is a hassle. To steal versus earn. To hate versus help.

Yes, I stopped caring today. But tomorrow, I will put my uniform back on and I will care again.

This is how I feel most days as a Security Officer working with Law Enforcement. Although not to the same degree as Law Enforcement. However, we are right there with them because we are looked at as if we are cops or in a position of authority and in some states do have police powers of arrest.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dec. 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7, 1941 "a day that will live in infamy". 73 years ago today, the world changed for a second time. This was also the second time that the United States of America had entered into a World War. The country of Japan hit and without provoking by the United States attacked the Navy at Pearl Harbor. The United States lost most of it's Pacific Fleet. Today we honor those man and woman that lost their lives on the Battle Ships and other ships in that harbor. For those that did not die that day and went on to fight the good fight, We say Thank You!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor






                                                
                                      Thank You to those who fought the good fight.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Feeding the Homeless.

When did feeding those in need become a crime? If that is the case then the L.D.S. Church needs to stop feeding its members who need it and stop paying rent for those that need it or we all are going to go to jail. Let them be hungry and homeless because now it is a crime to do so. What if the Lord Jesus Christ had that way of thinking? I hope and pray that God will not let this happen any more.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865614425/US-cities-restrict-sharing-food-with-homeless-people.html


Taking care of the poor is not a crime. We are commanded by the Lord to take care of the needy, feed the hungry, and cloth the naked. I would gladly go to jail for following the LAWS OF GOD before I would follow any laws of the land that would go against that of God. Article of Faith # 12 (We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law). However, like that of Dr. King once put it, (and this is my own words of what I think he would have said). "We must not follow laws that are unjust and to deprive that which has been given to us by God."

Are we not all people in need? Do we not all need the Lord (Jesus Christ) and are God (Heavenly Father)'s help in life? How can we look at others hardship and not care for them. I would gladly give all that I can to help others.

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2014/10/are-we-not-all-beggars?lang=eng

Monday, October 27, 2014

There are three kinds of Temples.



Preparatory Temples: Which are places of learning. Which was referred to as the School of the Prophets. They are Meeting and or Assembly Halls. A place to learn by the Prophets and the leaders of the church, as while as angles or messengers from Heaven. They are not church meeting house, they are Temples. Plans for other temples like this one was made before the Kirtland Temple was built. However, The Kirtland Temple was the first and only one built like this that is still standing today. The others were never built due to the church was run out of the land.

The only other Preparatory Temples were the Endowment Houses. One was built in Salt Lake City Utah and was used like a Modern Temple with some of the Ordinances used today. The other is the Spring City Endowment House in Utah. They are Houses of the Lord, meaning they were considered to be like Temples. However, because they were never a Modern Temple; they do not have all of the Ordinances used like a Modern Temple does today. Only the Spring City Endowment House is still standing. However, it is not in use and is considered a Historic Site. Only Endowments for the living were done in the Endowment Houses. Endowments for the dead are for Modern Temples and Complete Temple(s).

Modern Temples: Which has all of the things one would need in getting back to are Father in Heaven with the Ordinances one would need for themselves and their families. Both for the living and the dead. These are the Temples that are used by the L.D.S. Church today.

The Complete Temple: This/Theses Temple(s) has not been built yet and will have all of the things that a Preparatory and Modern Temple has with a few things added to it. One of them being The Throne of the Lords. Which will be the Throne Room of Jesus and God. This will be their place and house when Jesus comes to rule in the 1,000 years of pace. All Temples are the House of the Lord. However, This/These Temple(s) will be the Holy of Holies. This/These Temples are the only Temples in which God the Father and his Son Jesus will both be seated side by side on Earth. This is my understanding of the Complete Temple(s) and not that of the L.D.S. Church. Again land has been set aside for temples to be built. However, three (3) Temple sites/ location are waiting for the Lord to say which kind(s) will be built and when. They are Far West Temple, Independence Temple and Adam-ondi-Ahman Temple.

The Kirtland Temple

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwedlk7GfCE&index=14&list=PL48A73CA7B167A751


The First Temple in the last days was and still is a House of the Lord. The Temple does not have all of the things that most L.D.S. Temples have today. However, the Lord did come unto this House. So too, did many other people from Heaven. To give unto Joseph Smith the Keys of Heaven and the Power of the Priesthood. The Temple is not use by the L.D.S. Church today. It is own by another Church, The Community of Christ. Which was founded by the descendents of Joseph Smith. This is what I call a Preparatory Temple. which means none of the ordinances which are preformed today in L.D.S. Temples are in this Temple.

There are three kinds of Temples.

Preparatory Temples: Which are places of learning. Which was referred to as the School of the Prophets. They are Meeting and or Assembly Halls. A place to learn by the Prophets and the leaders of the church, as while as angles or messengers from Heaven. They are not church meeting house, they are Temples. Plans for other temples like this one was made before the Kirtland Temple was built. However, The Kirtland Temple was the first and only one built like this that is still standing today. The others were never built due to the church was run out of the land.

The only other Preparatory Temples were the Endowment Houses. One was built in Salt Lake City Utah and was used like a Modern Temple with some of the Ordinances used today. The other is the Spring City Endowment House in Utah. They are Houses of the Lord, meaning they were considered to be like Temples. However, because they were never a Modern Temple; they do not have all of the Ordinances used like a Modern Temple does today. Only the Spring City Endowment House is still standing. However, it is not in use and is considered a Historic site. Only Endowments for the living were done in the Endowment Houses. Endowments for the dead are for Modern Temples and Complete Temple(s).

Modern Temples: Which has all of the things one would need in getting back to are Father in Heaven with the Ordinances one would need for themselves and their families. Both for the living and the dead. These are the Temples that are used by the L.D.S. Church today.

The Complete Temple: This/Theses Temple(s) has not been built yet and will have all of the things that a Preparatory and Modern Temple has with a few things added to it. One of them being The Throne of the Lords. Which will be the Throne Room of Jesus and God. This will be their place and house when Jesus comes to rule in the 1,000 years of pace. All Temples are the House of the Lord. However, This/These Temple(s) will be the Holy of Holies. This/These Temples are the only Temples in which God the Father and his Son Jesus will both be seated side by side on Earth. This is my understanding of the Complete Temple(s) and not that of the L.D.S. Church. Again land has been set aside for temples to be built. However, three (3) Temple sites/ location are waiting for the Lord to say which kind(s) will be built and when. They are Far West Temple, Independence Temple and Adam-ondi-Ahman Temple.

A Nashville Tribute to the Prophet Joseph Smith

The Rising. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcwNPgL-6_I&list=PLC6125FD18CDD13C3

Emma Smith: A Mormon Woman of Faith
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaH_OKPO-zs&index=2&list=PLC6125FD18CDD13C3

The Rising 2: Candles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wL_bY9q05c&index=4&list=PLC6125FD18CDD13C3

The following are song from the C.D. Check out the songs and the C.D.