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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

9-12 Truck For Sale or Looking for Sponsors

Click the link below for the official listing in Truck paper for the 9-12 Truck.
9-12 Truck For Sale
Or contact me at the email or phone below...

Email: timex39n01@ymail.com
Phone: 352-457-3794

On the front page of The 9-12 Project.

Anyone need a 9-12 truck?

Another interesting post that my good friend Trent posted at his website.
www.the-912-project.com

Another plan I'd like to see come to fruition if for some reason the truck doesn't sell:

We are looking for a sponsor or sponsors to help us put together a constitutional museum on wheels. This would be built inside a trailer to pull behind the truck and travel to different venues for showing and teaching about the constitution. We have a plan to put this together in the same way that a modern museums are put together. placing about 10-12 stations within the walk through trailer with recorded information at each station explaining that moment in history that helped to mold America into the most prosperous, generous and most charitable nation on earth.

We believe that there are enough venues in the form of auto shows, truck shows, driver appreciation dinners, county and state fairs and picnics, street fairs, schools etc., to keep the truck moving and to garner enough donations and sales of merchandise to maintain operations after initial start up.

We are in the process of applying for many private grants to get this amazing project started. I am need of a grant writer and/or organization names to write for grants. If you have information that could help or if you would like to sponsor or help to sponsor this project we can be reached at timex39n01@ymail.com. Obviously there is a huge opportunity for advertising on the trailer for the sponsors and or donors involved. Again, should you be interested in helping with this project as a grant writer or sponsor, feel free to contact me at the afore mentioned email address.

Tina would be the driver of the "Constitution in 53 Feet" but I would be traveling with her to set up, talk to visitors, sell books and merchandise, and perform all maintenance on the truck.

Thanks to all who have shown concern for our health and for our future. I am truly humbled by the outpouring of concern and support for us, our mission, and the support shown.

Art Wayland/9-12 Truck

In God I Trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow
ADW

Sunday, December 5, 2010

When God Closes a Door He Opens a Window

Most of us have heard this saying at some point in our lives. Many have lived it and others go through life depending on it to be fact and sometimes never have to stand on that faith.

I am living this today. I am standing on the faith that God will see us through our troubles and continue to bless us with the amazing grace He has shown all the prior days of our lives. I guess I'll explain what has happened, what is happening and the outcome, as far as we know it now.

I have never been one to share my personal strife or trials online or in person unless the one with whom I am sharing is a very close family member, IE: Mother, sister, wife. That being said, I am changing my policy because of the support we have received for our mission with the 9-12 Project Truck. The story goes as follows.

On the 17th of October, on our way from Salt Lake City UT to Atlanta GA I was driving through the Smokey Mountains in TN between Chattanooga and Nashville. Mont eagle is the town at the top of the mountain.
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As you descend the mountain headed southeast, the scenery is unbelievable at all times of year but this morning seemed especially gorgeous. It was mid October, the leaves were changing, the sun was just cresting the mountain tops to the East, and it was cold enough that there was a heavy frost on most surfaces. The air was brisk but refreshingly clean with the windows of the truck cracked just enough to feel the cool breeze.

I had the radio on and had, just prior to topping the mountain, been listening to Cowboy Church on XM 13 (Willies Place), now renamed Cowboy Camp Meeting I believe. By the time I started down the hill on the south east side, Bill Mack's Sunday Social had started on that same channel. I was looking out the window in awe of the beauty that morning. The sun was heating up just enough to start to warm the roofs of the few buildings you can see off to the south east. Many of the leaves had already begun to fall off the trees and that made the view of those buildings somewhat better though still a bit obscure. As the sun was warming the roofs the frost had started to melt and a fog or steam from that was rising off the roof of an old, somewhat dilapidated, small metal shed and the song below came on the radio behind Bill Mack's booming, easily recognizable voice. The song is Kris Kristofferson's "Why Me".



I'm not sure how any one man can be so blessed but in that moment, and actually in retrospect all moments, I feel I was and am the most blessed man on earth. Since I started driving I had always wanted to be in the Smokey Mountains at this time of year and under these conditions because I had always heard about the beauty that abounds. Words can do it NO justice. Even pictures cannot capture all the many facets of nature's beauty and God's gracious gifts. I could go on about this five minutes for a lifetime...but I'll not.

We continued down the road and near Atlanta I noticed an SUV riding beside me and reading the side of the truck. The road there, reading, taking pictures and waiving for several miles, probably 10 miles or more in all reality. Finally I decided, in the interest of safety and traffic flow, to pull off the road and talk to the people and let them take some good pictures and learn about the 9-12 Project. I pulled off on an off ramp, exited the truck and gave them some reading materials. They signed the truck and allowed me to take a picture of them and their family. This was a very kind Christian family that was eager to learn about the mission.

Following a brief exchange we all moved on and Tina and I continued on to our Atlanta terminal for a Sunday afternoon delivery.

After arriving at the Atlanta terminal we were asked to run a load into Miami that evening for Monday morning. The load was to be ready at 2100. We received a call at about 1600 that there was an earlier Miami load and asked if we could pull it instead of the later one. We complied and off to Miami we headed.

THE "UNWANTED SOBATICAL" CAUSING EVENT:
Just south of Macon, at mile post 133, I pulled off the road due to shoulder, jaw and neck pain, and blurred vision. Any guesses? That's right, I was having a heart attack. Tina called 911 and I was picked up by an ambulance and transported to Medical Center of Central Georgia and into the emergency room. After some tests and preparatory procedures they rushed me to the Heart catheter unit and placed a stent in one of the coronary arteries. The artery was 100% blocked by a clot that had broken loose from another location and moved to the heart causing a blockage.

On the night of the 17th of October, after all was said and done, the attending physician informed Tina and me that I had suffered a significant Heart attack but that most of the damage had seemingly been averted with prompt action by the first responders and my quick recognition of a problem, not to mention the amazing Emergency room team and the team in the heart catheter lab.

I stayed in the hospital until the 22nd and was released to go home. Tina drove and we arrived there late Friday evening. Since that time, the news has gotten somewhat worse.

After much testing and many doctors visits, it has been determined that I have suffered a massive heart attack with substantial heart damage. The damage that I have encountered is bad enough that the F.M.C.S.A. (page 94/95)will not allow my re-certification as a commercial driver. Further, it appears at this point that I will need an I.C.D. device implanted to regulate when necessary and shock when necessary, my heart function.

Moving forward:
Unfortunately, as mentioned above, the F.M.C.S.A. will not allow me to be re-certified as a commercial driver with the condition of my heart nor will they permit driving with an icd.

I find it heartbreaking that we will have to sell the 9-12 Project Truck. Many of you know our passion for the 9-12 Project and for the mission at hand of helping to wake up and educate the public on the demise of liberty as granted by God to our country.

That being said, when God closes a door He opens a window. I am faithful in the belief that God will provide the path that we are to follow and will lead us down that very path through fervent prayer and his answers thereof.

Finally, though the 9-12 Truck as you have grown to know it will no longer be on the road, at least not with the same vigor as before we will, in whatever endeavor we partake, be promoting, advertising and continue to espouse the Principles and values of the 9-12 Project, and we will be as loud and boisterous about it, just like before.

I will still, in the future be posting at Stop the Destruction of America about current events and my disgust for our out of control government, local, county, state, and national entities all. Please follow along and find out, when I do, about our next venture.

In closing...May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

God Bless you all.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

An Abrupt, Unwanted Sabbatical of at Least 2 Months

While I won't go into full detail, I have been forced, for health reasons, to take a minimum of two months off.

It has come to my attention...again, through an eye opening event, that we cannot and must not continue to treat our God given temples(bodies) like a mere clunker vehicle with which to muddle through life and take us from point to point. We must treat it as a precious piece of equipment, supplied for our use, and it must be taken care of like it is your only worry in life.

I will be posting here from time to time in case you care to continue reading but there will be little news on the issue of the truck travels. I am going to try to arrange with the company to whom we are leased, for me to make the truck available, as well as myself, for appearances at venues and gatherings where we might be invited. If you have a gathering which you would like the 9/12 Truck, myself and or both to attend, please let me know here or at my twitter or Facebook page and I will do what I can to see to it that we are there.

Unfortunately these appearances can no longer go uncompensated. It does cost a lot of money to run the truck up and down the highways but our fees will be as reasonable as can be expected with this administrations energy policies driving up fuel prices and the cost of living.

I hope you will all continue to check back often to see when the 9/12 Truck will be up and running again. Again, thanks for all your continued support. It is truly appreciated.

In the mean time...Here is a novel item for the coming election year.
When The Politicians Are On TV, Blowing Hot Air And You Want To Scream, Just Grab Your Doll And Give It A Fling, Let Them Know...Hey, You Work For Me.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
A useful, bipartisan doll to give you something to throw while watching the news and listening to the politicians lie with every motion of their lips. Throw your doll and scream while never causing any damage to your television. These dolls now come with a retrieval string for retrieval without moving from your perch on the couch.

All Dolls are bipartisan, Republican on 1 side, Democrat on the other.



In closing, we hope that you can find it in your budget to help with a small purchase or a donation in support of our mission.
We have launched into a couple of apparel stores so that everyone can show their support of the 912 Truck. Click here to show your support, or go to www.printfection.com/912truck. For those of you that would rather have a hat or mug you we have another outlet at cafepress.com/912 Truck. You can also use any of the donate buttons on this page to make a contribution directly to our endeavor to Waking up America.
Thanks for your support.

In God I Trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow
ADW

Friday, October 15, 2010

Denver is Beautiful This TIme of Year

We left here, Denver(which is beautiful this time of year), last Monday evening at about 1500, well that was the first time. You see, dispatch called, they said they had a load from the airport in Denver to the airport in Dallas. They said it was to load at 2000 supposedly local time. I called the shipper, because that sounded awful late for a load at the airport, and they said that they close at 2000 and we needed to be there prior to their closing.

I went and found an empty trailer, we went out to the airport, and they loaded us with 1 300# pallet, on a 53' trailer. Hmmmmm. I called dispatch before we left to make sure that I had all the freight that we were supposed to get. Both, dispatch and the shipper, said that that was all I was supposed to take to Dallas so we proceeded on to Dallas International airport.

About 45 minutes after we left the airport dispatch called and wanted to know when we were going to go pick up the load. I advised them to hold on for a minute so I could pull off the highway so that when I threw my phone it wouldn't cause glass to blow back into my face. I then exited at the nearest off ramp and continued the conversation with the dispatcher from Sacramento. After exchanging pick up addresses, names, pickup numbers etc. they made another call to the shipper and it was determined that we left without getting all the freight and that we needed to turn around and go back to the shipper for reloading.

We headed back to the shipper and they reloaded us for our trip to DFW. Finally, about 2040 Eastern time we were on our way again and after a brief fuel stop we were off and running. We got to the assigned address about 2 hours earlier than the appointment time. Upon arrival, we were told that we were at the wrong address. They did have the correct information though and we were only a few miles from where we were supposed to deliver.

We made our way to the correct delivery address, they removed the freight from our trailer and we headed to our Dallas terminal. We took a call on the way over there, which was actually only a few miles, and we were asked to pull a load to Orlando out of DFW at about 0100 on Wednesday. We agreed to take the assignment.

We piddled around most of the day in Dallas. Went to get a bite to eat and came back and went to bed pretty early as we were up all night driving to make delivery. Not griping, driving is our job, just stating the facts.

The Qualcomm system woke us up at about 0400 with a message letting us know that our Orlando load had canceled. We drifted back off to sleep and got up at about 0800 and went for breakfast.

We seen a couple of our friends there on our way out so I left one of them a message and woke the other from a sound sleep to go with us to the Cracker Barrel for breakfast. After much wrangling, Jose' and Ceci finally got up and met us for breakfast and to catch up on much needed fellowship.

After breakfast we went back to the terminal so that I could do some maintenance on the 9/12 Truck. I changed the FS2500 bypass filter and did a chassis lube. I also had some wires that needed re-tied and a loose fender bracket that I had to tighten.



Joe and J.B., both who are pictured here, Joe is the red and J.b is the blue truck, had gotten their dispatch for the day and I was beginning to wonder if we had been forgotten. I called dispatch in Columbus and sure enough, they had accidentally skipped over us t-on the available power list in Texas. Rich said he'd work something out and call us when he had something. Rich is a stand up guy that always does as he says and can admit a few and far between mistake.

Rich called back just as I was finishing up with the maintenance and asked us to find an empty and head for oak Grove MO. We would meet another driver there and take his load on to Denver. Again, Tina accepted the load assignment and told Rich it would be about an hour before we got moving because I was working on the truck and needed to finish up before leaving.

I finished up, cleaned up, and headed for the fuel island. There were no available empty trailers in the parking lot so I was going to have to go to the office and have them find me one. Just as I pulled onto the fuel island, another driver came in with an empty and I had him drop it so that I could take it to Oak Grove.

We got to Oak Grove at about 0130, went to bed and woke up to the ringing of the telephone at about 0530 with the other driver calling to let us know that he had arrived with our load. After Tina dropped our empty trailer and hooked to the loaded trailer, she performed a pre-trip inspection and headed for Denver. I remained asleep like all good men might do in such a situation.

Tina got to Denver at about 1615 yesterday thinking we might get a dispatch right back out. That didn't happen. We went to bed pretty darned early again and got up this morning and went for breakfast at the local Denny's. We are still awaiting a dispatch. Again, If we have to sit somewhere, there are far worse places this time of year. The weather here is absolutely fantastic right now.

In the mean time...Here is a novel item for the coming election year.
When The Politicians Are On TV, Blowing Hot Air And You Want To Scream, Just Grab Your Doll And Give It A Fling, Let Them Know...Hey, You Work For Me.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
A useful, bipartisan doll to give you something to throw while watching the news and listening to the politicians lie with every motion of their lips. Throw your doll and scream while never causing any damage to your television. These dolls now come with a retrieval string for retrieval without moving from your perch on the couch.

All Dolls are bipartisan, Republican on 1 side, Democrat on the other.



In closing, we hope that you can find it in your budget to help with a small purchase or a donation in support of our mission.
We have launched into a couple of apparel stores so that everyone can show their support of the 912 Truck. Click here to show your support, or go to www.printfection.com/912truck. For those of you that would rather have a hat or mug you we have another outlet at cafepress.com/912 Truck. You can also use any of the donate buttons on this page to make a contribution directly to our endeavor to Waking up America.
Thanks for your support.

In God I Trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow
ADW

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sitting in Denver now, Leaving for DFW Tonight

We left Columbus OH on Friday morning and headed back west to Salt Lake City UT. A relatively uneventful trip with the exception of the wind. That is, I suppose, the worst part of going west this time of year. There is almost always a headwind or worse yet a side wind out of the North. They are both fuel mileage killers but the side wind can blow you over, especially as light as our loads normally are, so I personally try to avoid that whenever possible.

We arrived in Slat Lake City on Saturday afternoon and were promptly asked if we could rescue a load in Wendover NV, from a driver stranded who was out of hours. Because we were both exhausted we declined that load. I just didn't think I could go another 50 miles much less another 115 to Wendover then 570 more on to Sacramento.

We made it to dinner and then promptly to bed by 7pm EDT. We awakened fresh and ready to go on Sunday morning. Got up, cleaned up, had breakfast and headed out to do some much needed shopping for groceries, prescription medications, a new phone because the old one only lasted about 30 minutes on a charge, etc.

Dispatch called at about 1230 or so EDT and asked us to run to Denver Sunday evening. We accepted that assignment and were glad to have something to do out of SLC.

We got here, to Denver, this morning at about 0500 EDT and I had some emails I had to send. It seems the company, to whom we are leased, wants to do an article on the 9-12 truck and it's mission in life. Obviously very humbled, yet excited, I answered the questions the writer sent and sent several pictures to him as well. I ended up sending the picture files 3 times in total because the 1st time, he couldn't get to the website I used to send them due to company IT privacy and security issues, the second time, I attached them all in an email attachment, I received an email back from their server that the file was too large for them to receive, and the third time was a charm. Of course, I had to send 7 different emails with a picture or two attached to each, but what the heck, it's only time, right?

Finally, I got to bed at about 0800 and didn't get up until 1330 or so. Man did I need that. We just took a call from dispatch wanting to know if we would pull a load to Dallas tonight. We have to go to the airport both here and in Dallas to pick up and drop the load but we accepted it anyway. You see, we really don't like running customer to customer freight, we've been somewhat spoiled with the terminal to terminal loads but when freight is slow and you need to run, you do what you must to make a living.
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We are to pick up the load this evening at 2000 local time and will deliver in Dallas tomorrow afternoon. We are hoping for a Columbus load or something of that nature out of Dallas tomorrow evening, but we will see when we get there what they have. they usually treat us pretty well out of Dallas. Actually, the entire company treats us pretty darned well, it just appears as if we are going through a "retraining" phase with some newer dispatchers in the Sacramento hub. We'll get them brought around though, all in due time.



In the mean time...Here is a novel item for the coming election year.
When The Politicians Are On TV, Blowing Hot Air And You Want To Scream, Just Grab Your Doll And Give It A Fling, Let Them Know...Hey, You Work For Me.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
A useful, bipartisan doll to give you something to throw while watching the news and listening to the politicians lie with every motion of their lips. Throw your doll and scream while never causing any damage to your television. These dolls now come with a retrieval string for retrieval without moving from your perch on the couch.

All Dolls are bipartisan, Republican on 1 side, Democrat on the other.



In closing, we hope that you can find it in your budget to help with a small purchase or a donation in support of our mission.
We have launched into a couple of apparel stores so that everyone can show their support of the 912 Truck. Click here to show your support, or go to www.printfection.com/912truck. For those of you that would rather have a hat or mug you we have another outlet at cafepress.com/912 Truck. You can also use any of the donate buttons on this page to make a contribution directly to our endeavor to Waking up America.
Thanks for your support.

In God I Trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow
ADW

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Empty to Las Angeles, then Load for Columbus in the Morning

We will be leaving Las Vegas in about an hour. We will take an empty trailer to Los Angeles and then sit there the rest of the night, get a good nights sleep and head for Columbus OH in the morning with a load.

We will travel down I-15 this evening into California and then I-210 into Los Angeles. In the morning when we leave for Columbus OH, we will travel out I-21o to I-15 north and access I-40 west in Barstow CA. From there it is on to Oklahoma City OK where we will run I-44 into the St Louis Metro area and get onto I-70 east to Columbus OH. From there it is just a short jaunt down to the terminal off I-270.


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We should arrive in Columbus OH way before daylight on Friday morning. Maybe we'll see you along the way. Be sure and wave and then come and tell us here that you seen us out there.


In the mean time...Here is a novel item for the coming election year.
When The Politicians Are On TV, Blowing Hot Air And You Want To Scream, Just Grab Your Doll And Give It A Fling, Let Them Know...Hey, You Work For Me.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
A useful, bipartisan doll to give you something to throw while watching the news and listening to the politicians lie with every motion of their lips. Throw your doll and scream while never causing any damage to your television. These dolls now come with a retrieval string for retrieval without moving from your perch on the couch.

All Dolls are bipartisan, Republican on 1 side, Democrat on the other.



In closing, we hope that you can find it in your budget to help with a small purchase or a donation in support of our mission.
We have launched into a couple of apparel stores so that everyone can show their support of the 912 Truck. Click here to show your support, or go to www.printfection.com/912truck. For those of you that would rather have a hat or mug you we have another outlet at cafepress.com/912 Truck. You can also use any of the donate buttons on this page to make a contribution directly to our endeavor to Waking up America.
Thanks for your support.

In God I Trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow
ADW

A Tea Party Stop for the 9/12 Truck

While we were on vacation last month with friends and family, my sister asked if we could attend a tea Party event that she was hosting in Collinsville IL on the 25th of September. I suspected it was going to be tough to get the time off after just having 3 weeks the month before but we made the request anyway.

The company to whom we are leased and specifically Todd Haerr not only authorized the time off but made a special effort to help us arrive there in time to get the truck ready for the event. Thanks Todd.

We got to the St Louis area on Friday morning, we went to my mother's place south east about 50 miles and spent Friday working on and cleaning the truck to get it ready. I also had a great visit with my mother as Tina did with her family.

Early Saturday morning we got up and headed back north to Collinsville to the American Legion Hall. What a great group of Veterans there is at that hall. The memorial out front of this hall is amazing. I neglected to get pictures but it was and is one of the nicest I have seen.

The event started at about 1400 with some young ladies called the Gateway Girls singing and dancing for the crowd. I actually compiled the following video from many clips shot on that day. They didn't just stand and sing for 12 minutes or so, they would sing, then a speaker would babble on about something and they would sing some more. Here is the video of their songs on that day.

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After the star Spangled Banner was performed by these amazing young ladies Mike Ortiz, a Tea Party Organizer and 9/12 organizer and conservative blogger from Danville Il, spoke to the crowd about the NRA's recent capitulation on the 1st amendment and then He spoke about what is known as "The National Popular Vote" Mike's speech is below in it's entirety.



We had another speaker who spoke about constitutional law but his was more of a hawk for his personal website than a speech about the constitutionality of what is going on in America so I chose not to include it here, nor will I mention his name or website. I believe he is a hindrance to the conservative movement and certainly to constitutional law. I just don't believe He knows more about the constitution than David Barton of WallBuilders does but he certainly made some disparaging remarks about Mr. Barton who wasn't there to defend himself. It is certainly easy to attack what someone says or their person when they aren't there to defend themselves. Just another shameless, slimy attorney looking to make a name for himself. I will not be a party to furthering his cause, which seems to be Himself.

After my sister spoke for a few more minutes it was my turn. I was asked to speak about activism and activism with honor. My speech, in it's 3 part, 20 minute, entirety follows.







After the singing and dancing, the speaking and babbling was all said and done we mingled and had some great visitation and fellowship. I so love being around folks of like mind and those who are working towards the same goal... that being, Stopping the Destruction of America.

Here are a few pictures of some of the folks who attended and some of those who signed the 9/12 Truck. The first two here are family members of Tina's. The lady in the red top is an avid reader of my pointless ramblings, she is Tina's Aunt Marlene. The second lady here, in the peach colored top, a life long Democrat, is one of Tina's cousins, Janet.


Speaking of attorney's, here is Carment Durso of Durso Law Offices in Belleville IL. Another of St Claire Counties finest and most loyal Dems at a Tea Party. Carmen is a very good friend of mine and my mother's employer. He has been very good to my mother so what could I possibly say that might be bad about a guy like that...Democrat attorney or not.













Below are pictures of Josh, a brother to the Gateway Girl with whom he is pictured. These are some amazing kids. Their parents have obviously spent numerous hours teaching them right from wrong, good from bad, and that hard work will always conquer an apathetic, lethargic attitude.










Finally, a few pictures of the crowd.






Just another quick note here about a lady we met at this rally. her name is Marcia Fish and she is director of an organization called Mission of Moms. This is an amazing organization driven by donations. If you can see your way to helping this organization, Marcia and especially the troops in theater would be most appreciative.

In the mean time...Here is a novel item for the coming election year.
When The Politicians Are On TV, Blowing Hot Air And You Want To Scream, Just Grab Your Doll And Give It A Fling, Let Them Know...Hey, You Work For Me.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
A useful, bipartisan doll to give you something to throw while watching the news and listening to the politicians lie with every motion of their lips. Throw your doll and scream while never causing any damage to your television. These dolls now come with a retrieval string for retrieval without moving from your perch on the couch.

All Dolls are bipartisan, Republican on 1 side, Democrat on the other.



In closing, we hope that you can find it in your budget to help with a small purchase or a donation in support of our mission.
We have launched into a couple of apparel stores so that everyone can show their support of the 912 Truck. Click here to show your support, or go to www.printfection.com/912truck. For those of you that would rather have a hat or mug you we have another outlet at cafepress.com/912 Truck. You can also use any of the donate buttons on this page to make a contribution directly to our endeavor to Waking up America.
Thanks for your support.

In God I Trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow
ADW