40 YEARS AN IMMIGRANT - Are You Contributing to Order or Chaos?

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 28, 2017 / comments

[ION BALEANU]

One has to wonder our significance in this chaotic world. In layman’s terms, the Second Law of Thermodynamics says everything in our universe goes from order to disorder or order to chaos. For example, steel is a stout powerful compound of iron and carbon. In its unmolested (order) state, it has built America. With oxidation (chaos) it makes bridges, buildings, chairs, or any other structure used by it fall apart.

Contrary to Evolutionists grandiose flawed thinking our natural universe will one day be in complete chaos. Although some today feel we are already there.

This coming Friday, August 25th will mark 40 years since my family and I have been on American soil. In 1977 we stepped off the TWA flight from Austria.

So much has changed since then. Back then the U.S. government actually enforced immigration laws. Because we were political and religious refugees we spent about 6 months at a refugee camp in Traiskirchen Austria. In fact, that same refugee camp today is one of Europe’s largest. We had to wait to get proper paperwork, private financial sponsorship for three full years, and show that the head of household is able to get a job within a reasonable time. Being a welder my father was able to get a job fairly quick. Ironically we were safer only 559 km (about 6 hours) from my last memory of Aleșd, Romania.

This historical day may not be as important to others as it is to my family and I. With that said I would like to add some historical reference to the significance of 40 and or what happened around the time of our arrival into the greatest country in the history of mankind... [Ed. See below]

Forty is a significant number for many. It is especially important for those of us immigrants that chose America as our new home. I hear so many immigrants that may have come here legally say things like “back home.” Dammit, if life was so good “back home” why aren’t you there now? No, America is your home so assimilate, be a productive and legal member of society and so on. Or at least until you go, and stay, “back home.”

My father had other options for countries emigrate to but America was the most lucrative. Canada was not the nation that stood on its own against the most powerful nation. Austrailia was a pretty much started penal colony and because of its socialist leanings, it made the next natural step, communism, so much easier to take hold. We just fled communism. Why would we want to go backward. The United States was the most obvious choice.

Imagine yourself as a parent risking your child’s life on purpose. Consequently, that is exactly what my father did. For him, it was better that his children taste one millisecond of freedom than to live a lifetime of tyranny. Do you have the courage to do that?

In the beginning of this editorial, I mentioned the natural order of decay. From order comes disorder. With that said because of what our founders laid out we as Americans have the ability to buck the natural order of decay. As we become assimilated Americans we take chaos and make it into order. We take the chaos of our former nations and add to the fabric of America that previous legal immigrants turned into order. We make the beacon shine brighter in that city on a hill that attracts more to the very promise of the pursuit of happiness. Your lineage may have been here since the Mayflower or came here on the Bering Straits frozen over thousands of years ago. You may only have been here a week or 50 years. Hence, you are an America because your family immigrated here at one time or another.

As to what your purpose here is… What have you done to make America better?

ION BALEANU.

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This historical day may not be as important to others as it is to my family and I. With that said I would like to add some historical reference to the significance of 40 and or what happened around the time of our arrival into the greatest country in the history of mankind.

FACTS

Forty is the only number in English whose letters appear in alphabetical order. Minus 40 degrees, or “40 below,” is the only temperature that is the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. When the bubonic plague gripped Europe during the Middle Ages, ships would be isolated in the harbor for 40 days before passengers could go ashore. The Italian word for 40 is quaranta—hence quarantine. For you baseball fans, Forty is the maximum number of players a Major League Baseball team can sign to its roster at once. Forget “nine months”; a typical pregnancy actually lasts 40 weeks. It took chemists 40 attempts to develop the magical spray we know as … wait for it … WD-40 (full name: Water Displacement, 40th formula).

BIBLICAL EVENTS

It rained for 40 days and 40 nights when God wanted to cleanse the world and start over.
(Gen 7:12 KJV) And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Noah waited another 40 days after it rained before he opened a window in the Ark.
(Gen 8:6 KJV) And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the

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window of the ark which he had made:

Embalming required 40 days (although this was an Egyptian custom, the Egyptians recognized the period of 40 for the preparation of going into a new life, what they called the afterlife)
(Gen 50:3 KJV) And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.

Moses was on the mountain with God for 40 days (TWICE)
(Exo 24:18 KJV) And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.
(Exo 34:28-29 KJV) And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
(Deu 10:10 NIV) Now I had stayed on the mountain forty days and nights, as I did the first time, and the LORD listened to me at this time also. It was not his will to destroy you.

Moses’ face shone after the 40 days on the mountain.
(Exo 34:29 KJV) And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.

It took the spies 40 days to search out the promised land and bring back fruit
(Num 13:25 KJV) And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.

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The Israelites spent 40 years in the wilderness, one year for each day they explored the

Promised Land.
(Exo 16:35 KJV) And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.
(Num 14:33-34 NIV) Your children will be shepherds here for forty years, suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the desert. {34} For forty years–one year for each of the forty days you explored the land-you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you.

Goliath came for forty days before being killed by David
(1 Sam 17:16 NLT) For forty days, twice a day, morning and evening, the Philistine giant strutted in front of the Israelite army.

Elijah strengthened by one angelic meal went forty days to Mount Horeb where the Lord passed by and he heard the voice of God
(1 Ki 19:8 KJV) And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

Jonah warned the City of Nineveh they had 40 days until God would overthrow the city. The people repented in those 40 days and God spared the city.
(Jonah 3:4 and 10 KJV) And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the

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evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.

Jesus fasted for 40 days in the wilderness
(Mat 3:17 KJV) And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
(Mat 4:1-2 KJV) Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. {2} And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.

Jesus was seen in the earth 40 days after His crucifixion
(Acts 1:3 NIV) After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.

 

 

 

POP CULTURE 1977

August 17 Elvis Presley dies. Graceland celebrated it’s 20th year. Star Wars is released and is a major hit. The Chia Pet is introduced. McDonald’s Big Mac is 10 years old. Dr, Suess’s “The Cat in the Hat” turned 20 years old. The high five debuted for the first time back in 1977 when Los Angeles Dodgers players Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke first did it to celebrate the last game of the baseball season. In 1977 Slim-Fast debuted on the market, selling weight loss hopes to millions.