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Back in the USSR

When I was in high school, in the 1970s, one of our teachers visited the USSR – the
Union of Soviet Socialists Republic.

When he returned, my government teacher asked him to visit our class and share details of his trip with us.

Two things he shared still stand out to me:

• His official USSR government escort had offered him a lot of money for his denim jacket. Over $200 American dollars.

He told us that people of the USSR were unable to purchase denim. Later in his presentation, he told us request to purchase his jacket surprised him (I can’t remember his name… perhaps Bob Connor), but it wasn’t completely unexpected, really. Prior to his trip, he had been warned.

We all lived in a very small foothills town, but our little town had two textile mills, Canton Textile Mills No1 & No2… “the Cotton Mill”.
These two mills produced some of the world’s highest quality, yet inexpensive, denim. The poor people of our town worked in the mills, and we all wore the denim manufactured there. On his trip to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic, the teacher was wearing a $7 “blue jean” jacket, made from the denim of Canton, Georgia.
We asked him if he sold the jacket to the Russian.
“No. I did not”.
In unison, the class became animated: “What?! Why not?!!! That was a lot of money!!!“.
The teacher: “Because it was a set up. I would have been arrested if I had sold anything to them”.

  • Toilet Paper.
    That’s the second thing he told us that I’ve never forgotten.

He had witnessed a very long line of people standing outside a large building. It reminded him of the long lines Americans would form when lining up to purchase concert tickets or to enter a professional baseball stadium. But, he told us, “these people weren’t jolly concert patrons, they were glum. Freezing in the cold, wearing threadbare clothing; they weren’t talking to the person in line behind them. They showed no emotion.”

He wondered what the line was about, and asked the escort.
“Toilet paper rations. Every household gets one roll per month, regardless of family size”.

We were incredulous. “What if they have five kids?! One roll won’t last a month!”
He answered, “no. It won’t. Nor will one small packet of dried beans. Remember that. And always, always, fight for your freedom”.

We asked if he had pictures of the people standing in the line. “No. We weren’t allowed. Photography was limited to certain things. We were told when we could use our cameras.

The Coronavirus is real.
Evil empires are real too.
Stay alert America. 🇺🇸


Chris Watts has revealed how he murdered his family.

And it’s heinous.

He allowed attorneys and law enforcement officers to question him. The interview was videotaped and will be made public later this week.

Since learning some of the details, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the little girls and their last moments on Earth.

They loved their daddy.

They didn’t know him as a scary monster. But he is. More evil than anyone could have imagined. Heartless.

He killed his wife first, after she was sleeping. As he was wrapping her body in a sheet, the oldest daughter, Bella, woke and entered the room. She asked, “what are you doing to mommy?”

He loaded his wife’s pregnant body into his truck. Then he put both little girls, still alive, in the truck as well.

He drove 45 minutes to the oil well site where he was employed, and dumped his wife’s body onto the ground, next to his truck.

His little girls watched.

Then, he grabbed the favorite blanket of 3 year old Celeste, and suffocated her.

Next, he turned to the four-year-old. She pleaded with him,

“Daddy, please don’t do to me what you did to CeeCee”.

Her autopsy shows that she fought him.

I know we live in a “civilized society” (but do we?). In the USA we have the privilege of a humane Justice System.

But some criminals deserve the same punishment they dealt their victims.

I hope Chris Watts is not protected within the safety-bars of a solitary confinement cell. 😡

Shanann, Bella, Celeste and baby Niko,…we remember you.

May you rest in God’s embrace.

AOC – Acts of Carnage

My Dear Americans,

Be mindful of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Don’t simply wave her off as a nut-job.

The far-left is using her, pushing her. Just like they have done in the past. But they are much more bold and dangerous this time.

Last night, a news person said if AOC ran for president right now, she would win.

Netflix just paid $10 million to tell her story:

*Knock Down the House

Let that title sink in.

The Left is making sure she stays front and center, in the news.

They are counting on intelligent Americans to ignore her because “she’s young… she’s an idiot…she’s dumb….she’s clueless…”.

There are those in our current government who need a pawn in office. One they can control and manipulate. AOC is their perfect candidate/weapon.

Here’s a bit from her New Green Deal. Which is being endorsed by the current 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates:


“needs some “clear goals and a timeline.”

The timeline predicts ten to twelve years.


▪️Eliminate Nuclear Energy.

AOC plans to eliminate nuclear power. She wants it banned within 11 years. This would destroy America’s energy generation.

No worries, just rely on intermittent wind for your energy needs.

▪️Say goodbye to your cars and trucks.

Your chainsaws too! The GND will eliminate 99% of all vehicles. Imagine who will be the owners of the remaining 1%. That’s right… the Socialist Government Officials.

Not sure what we’ll do with all the metals, glass and rubber from our vehicles. Because our current ways of recycling will not be approved by the GND.

Remember this… AOC states she would like to replace every “combustion-engine vehicle”. Again, that’s your trucks, airplanes, boats, and cars. Within ten-twelve years.

Charging stations for electric vehicles will be built “everywhere,”. But how we will provide the energy needed to charge them is unknown.

▪️The Green New Deal

calls for the elimination of all fossil fuel energy production. This includes all oil and natural gas.

▪️Demolish and rebuild every building and structure in America.

Cortez plans to “retrofit every building in America” with “state of the art energy efficiency.” Yes.. she said “Every building in America.” What does that encompass? Every home, school, factory, hospital, church, and apartment building, and every other structure in the country. (Airports won’t matter, because airplanes and air travel will be eliminated).

▪️Emphasis on air travel.

She wants to end air travel. Friends, think about what that means. America will essentially be cut off from the rest of the world. And even from other Americans.

GND calls for building a “highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary.”

… this means that Hawaiians, Puerto Ricans, and Alaskans living in remote areas are out of luck. Sorry! But really though… AOC ain’t sorry.

▪️A guaranteed GOVERNMENT employment.

The AOC-GND resolution promises the United States government will provide every single American with a job. That job will have benefits too: a “family-sustaining wage, family and medical leave, vacations, and a pension.”

How’s she going to pay for it? You, dear one. It’s you.

But if you don’t like working and paying taxes, you’re in luck! GND will pay “salaries” to those “unwilling to work” (AOC’s words not mine).

▪️She wants to educate you. Free Education! AOC promises free university or trade schools for every American, for life.

Who wants to take bets on who gets to decide what your field of study will be?

▪️She wants to feed you.

The GND promises the government will provide “healthy food” to every American.

Americans, are you reading those words carefully?

Food from the government. Not stores. Not farmers.

We should ask Venezuelans and citizens of the former USSR how that works.

▪️A House

AOC and the GND promises you a house. The government will provide, “safe, affordable, adequate housing” for every American citizen. Everyone of us.

Key word here is “adequate”. You won’t get to choose your house. The government will choose it for you.

If you’re single, living in the three bedroom home you built and raised your family in… the home you paid for… Well now, you know? You don’t really need that much space. Why do you need a 3 bedroom house when there’s only one of you? Pack it up. The government will move you to an efficiency apartment (of their choice), and give your home to someone who deserves/needs it more than you do.


The GND will provide “economic security” for all who are “unable or unwilling” to work. Unwilling. Why is she being so generous to those who choose to not work?

Good question…

– Because AOC wants you to be 💯 dependent on the government.

▪️Kill the Cows🐄🐂

Ocasio-Cortez admits that simply by eliminating beef from our diets, won’t actually help us achieve zero emissions. According to AOC: “because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.” (Not my words. Hers.) The only way to get rid of farting cows is… well… PETA might have something to say about that. But again, no worries. AOC will dismantle PETA.

AOC wants a full, dominating government. Don’t think for a minute that “it will never happen in the USA”.

That’s exactly what every Socialist country in history thought.

Until it did.

▪️Something to contemplate…

Take into account all companies and jobs that would be killed, with rendering the airline industry obsolete:







•Multiple airports in all 50 states and territories.

•Airport Stores, restaurants and vendors

•City employees based at airports (police officers, firemen, security guards,

public transportation)


•Jet fuel companies

•Airline Food Service Caterers

•Airport Custodians

•Rental Car employees

•Asphalt Companies

Americans, please take AOC seriously.

Your future may very well depend on it.

May God Bless and Protect America, 🇺🇸


*he* didn’t know anything…


People get tired of hearing me say “Rodan+Fields has changed my life and my skin”. I know they tire of me talking about my business. But when something good turns your world upside down, in a loving and tremendous way….you can’t help talking about it. Right?

By a long-shot, I’m not the only person seeing life improve through RF…and I like hearing about what Rodan+Fields has done for my friends as much as I like thinking about what it’s done for me. Some of their lives have been changed in more incredible ways than even I can comprehend. Earlier in the month, a friend and Rodan+Fields business partner shared a very personal look at the transformation of her life. She and I come from similar, broken places…we’ve both had our self-esteem ripped and tattered by words attached to the ends of fiery arrows. And worse. Those days are gone now. Oh it’s true, the “word memories” do surface every now and then. But thankfully, they are quickly vaporized when I think of the sweetness of today and the promise of tomorrow. 

Please read my friend’s words… I believe you will feel her gratitude in them. And know that what we do, you can do, too. Your life can change, you are not destined to live financially strapped in a pit of despair. If you’re interested in learning more, you’ll find my contact information at the bottom of this article.

Thank you for reading…

Best Wishes, Danita


Her Words….

“This is Reflective and emotional. So… just skip on by if that’s not your thing.

I had a surreal moment today. Today I dropped my daughter off at her piano lessons and sat in my parking spot for a bit while I talked on the phone. I glanced up and caught my reflection in window of the storefront. Overwhelmed. That’s me sitting in that shiny white Lexus that Rodan+Fields pays for. (*he said I would never have anything.)

I walked into the bank to fill out some paper work and the young man asked me.. “what do you make per month before taxes”, it was necessary for their paperwork. I stumbled over my own words as I said it out loud.. “um.. this month..$XX,XXX and it goes up ever month usually.” He stopped and looked at me and said.. “what do you do?” And then.. I shared. Just a little part time work changing skin and lives and you can see my business online. I gave him the full story. We are talking later about that. (*he said I would never amount to anything or have anything.)

I received a call from one of my business partners today thanking me through tears for sharing this business with her and how it has changed life for their family and how she has been paying their mortgage with her RF income and how it has relieved a burden. I cried. (*he said I was good for nothing)

I received another call someone working diligently in their business to retire themselves and they are making confident strides in that direction. She is bravely moving forward. Oh my heart is thrilled for them.

I walked in our lovely home filled with sunshine and full of life. I am thankful.

EXACTLY one month ago I was on a plane returning from San Francisco after being treated and treating my team to an amazing trip. I stood on stage and shared a little piece of my journey before 350 people. (*he said I’d never go anywhere.) This is real life. I can’t believe this is my real life. It’s not what I was told it would be. It’s not even what I thought it would be, but it is REAL life. The one terrible picture is of me trying to keep from the snotty ugly cry on the airplane coming back from San Francisco. I was listening to the two songs in the picture and I could barely hold it together. You only see glimpses of this journey but it I wish you could KNOW. I wish you could KNOW how this can change life for yourself, your family and others. I wish you could know the support and encouragement. I wish you could know the satisfaction of watching someone succeed beyond their wildest dreams and having the tiniest part in it. I wish you could know what it’s like to hear the dreams of others and pray with every fiber for their success. This business causes you to face yourself and I get it, that’s not easy for everyone, including me. But this is REAL life and I’m experiencing all of that.

I invite people on this same journey because I’m living it’s effects. I want this for others. I’m overwhelmed. God is good.

That (*he) who painted such a dismal picture for me. Well, I had long since forgiven him but sometimes the word memories float to the surface. I know those words are from the liar (John 8:44). I know TRUTH. I know who God says I am and I know that HE provided this opportunity for me to walk in and work in and I will do so in a way that honors Him. It doesn’t look conventional for a missions family…but my mission in living in HIS plan and walking in the path that HE has laid out. This is my Ephesians 3:20 path. I may cry tears of thanks. I may laugh that God has used a little poor country girl to do some incredible things and go some incredible places…but I KNOW His plans are good. I trust HIM.

I’ll be over here in a “teary thankful, overjoyed, overwhelmed, feeling FREE, Loving life, laughing at the wildness of the blessing”…mess!”     Text: 770-881-1007


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