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‘America is a bomb waiting to explode’

October 20, 2015

Well maybe not a literal explosion like a bomb. But an explosion of sorts. Make no mistake about it America is on the edge. If you were born well into (I won’t say how far) the last century you would see the dramatic changes this country has gone through.

I would’nt call my self a dooms day prepper but I do have a well stocked pantry and arsonal. I do incourage everyone to do the same. Three days supply of food and water won’t be near enough if the trucks stop running.

 

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/318986-america-bomb-society-crisis/

 

The United States is in decline. While not all major shocks to the system will be devastating, when the right one comes along, the outcome may be dramatic.
Not all explosives are the same. We all know you have to be careful with dynamite. Best to handle it gently and not smoke while you’re around it.

Semtex is different. You can drop it. You can throw it. You can put it in the fire. Nothing will happen. Nothing until you put the right detonator in it, that is.

To me, the US – and most of the supposedly free West – increasingly looks like a truck being systematically filled with Semtex.

But it’s easy to counter cries of alarm with the fact that the truck is stable – because it’s true: you can hurl more boxes into the back without any real danger. Absent the right detonator, it is no more dangerous than a truckload of mayonnaise.

But add the right detonator and you’re just one click away from complete devastation.

We can see how fragile the U.S. is now by considering just four tendencies.

1. Destruction of farms and reliable food source

The average American is a long way from food when the shops are closed.

The Washington Post reports that the number of farms in the country has fallen by some 4 million from more than 6 million in 1935 to roughly 2 million in 2012.

And according to the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, only about 2 percent of the US population live on farms.

That means that around 4.6 million people currently have the means to feed themselves.

Food supply logistics are extended, sometimes stretching thousands of miles. The shops have nothing more than a few days’ stock. A simple break in that supply line would clear the shops out in days.

2. Weak economic system
The American economic system is little more than froth.

The US currency came off the gold standard in 1933 and severed any link with gold in 1971. Since then, the currency has been essentially linked to oil, the value of which has been protected and held together by wars.

The whole world has had enough of the US and its hubris – not least the people of the US themselves, which the massive support currently for Putin’s decision to deal with ISIS demonstrates.

Since pro-active war is what keeps the US going, if it loses the monopoly on that front, its decline is inevitable.

Fiat economies always collapse. They last on average for 37 years. By that metric the US should have already run out of gas.

Once people wake up and smell the Yuan, the Exodus out of the dollar will be unstoppable.

3. Americans increasingly on mind-altering drugs
According to the Scientific American, use of antidepressants among the US population was up 400 percent in the late 2000s over the 1990s. Many of these drugs are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

These are the type of FDA-approved narcotics lone gunmen are frequently associated with, and their psychoses often attributed to a forced or sudden withdrawal from such drugs.

Pharmaceuticals are produced at centralized points by companies which themselves rely on extended logistics systems both to produce and to deliver their output. If the logistics system fails, there’s no more supply.

4. Morals in decline
During the objective hardship of the 1930s, there was surprisingly little crime. People were brought up with a conception of morals and right and wrong. Frugality and prudence were prized virtues. Communities were generally fairly cohesive.

Relative to then, society today is undisciplined, unrealistic and selfish.

Around 250 million shoppers participated in the Black Friday sales in 2013 in which around USD 61 billion was spent on consumer items – up roughly 100 percent on 2006 figures.

Stampedes and even murders are not uncommon each year with people openly fighting each other over reduced-price items.

The goods bought in such sales tend to be non-essential and many of them are bought on credit cards which then have to be paid off at interest.

Part of the problem in what I have outlined above is that there is little explicit tension. Sure, it is depressing, vulgar and immoral. But it doesn’t look catastrophic. It looks normal.

My point is that just because US – and many other countries organised after the same template – do not look explosive, doesn’t mean they won’t blow up.

Whereas 80 years ago we could absorb major shocks, today we cannot.

Nowhere to run
In the past, people were in rural communities. They could grow food. They had real communities. They also had self-control and a conception of morality.

Today, if the supply lines go down, you are stuck in a house you can’t heat surrounded by millions of FDA-approved drug addicts who are going psycho because they have run out of juice and people who would murder their own grandmother to get a cut-price iPhone.

I would argue that the right shock event – or combination of shock events – will detonate the explosive.

Potential detonators happen all the time. Either they are contained or they are simply incompatible with the explosive or they don’t go off. But that doesn’t mean it’s never going to happen or that we are not sitting on a mountain of explosives.

There was one such potential detonator – which presently has not gone off – in the UK just last week.

The UK’s Independent reported Friday that experts were ‘staggered’ after Pauline Cafferkey – who had been brought to London of all places – rapidly declined after being declared cured from Ebola.

This woman had been allowed out into the community – still sick with Ebola – and managed to visited Mossneuk Primary School in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, on Monday to thank children for their fund-raising efforts.

We will assume these events have their origins in incompetence; the fact is: we have a woman dying from Ebola in the UK’s largest population center.

What if there is more incompetence?

Boris Johnson, the current Mayor of London, primed the British public for the possibility of Ebola in London just last week.

Perhaps he knows something we don’t.

What do you think will happen if people start dying from Ebola in London or New York? The natural response will be to get out of the urban centre as quickly as possible.

During the Great Plague of London of 1665, for example, Defoe wrote “Nothing was to be seen but wagons and carts, with goods, women, servants, children, coaches filled with people of the better sort, and horsemen attending them, and all hurrying away”.

Once the better off city people reach the countryside there will be instant resistance from the host population, not least because they will not want potentially infected people entering their communities.

Meanwhile, the poor people who are left in the cities will run out of food in short order as suppliers refuse to enter the city.

Those who fled London in 1665 had somewhere to go: they were returning to the fields that fed them.

Today, the fields which feed us are largely in other countries, and the ones which are in our own are mainly owned by large corporations.

I am not predicting exactly this scenario for the US or for any other country. I am saying that all the ingredients are there for complete breakdown and large-scale deaths given the right initiating incident.

I am saying that volatility is baked into the cake – even into the cake of what today looks and feels normal.

I am saying that while it may be possible to keep loading box upon box of societal Semtex into the truck, given the right detonator the collapse will be swift, unstoppable and devastating.

Beginning of the end

July 25, 2011

Five points to ponder

1. You cannot Legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the rich out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

5. When half the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, THAT IS THE BEGINING OF THE END OF ANY NATION!

Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine

August 15, 2009

Just listen to this and decide for yourself.

Find it on this web address

Salute to our Heros

July 30, 2009

True Story……


Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that complains about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that it was there long before they were.  A certain lieutenant colonel at Luke AFB deserves a big pat on the back. Apparently, an individual who lives somewhere near Luke AFB wrote the local paper complaining about a group of F-16s that disturbed his/her day at the mall.

When that individual read the response from a Luke AFB officer, it must Have stung quite a bit.


The complaint:

‘Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base

Whom do we thank for the morning air show? Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 A.M, a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet. Imagine our good fortune!  Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyns early bird special? 

Any response would be appreciated.


The response:


Regarding ‘A wake-up call from Luke’s jets’ On June 15, at precisely 9:12 a.m
, a perfectly timed four- ship fly by of F-1 6s from the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt. Jeremy Fresques. Capt Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on May 30, Memorial Day.

At 9 a. m. on June 15, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend. Based on the letter writer’s recount of the fly by, and because of the jet noise, I’m sure you didn’t hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, or my words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques as I gave them their son’s flag on behalf of the President of the United States and all those veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured..


A four-ship fly by is a display of respect the Air Force gives to those who give their lives in defense of freedom. We are professional aviators and take our jobs seriously, and on June 15 what the letter writer witnessed was four officers lining up to pay their ultimate respects.


The letter writer asks, ‘Whom do we thank for the morning air show? The 56th Fighter Wing will make the call for you, and forward your thanks to the widow and parents of Capt Fresques, and thank them for you, for it was in their honor that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their lives.


Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you….Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.

One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

Lt. Col. . Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.


USAF


And remember only two defining forces have ever offered  to die for you, Jesus Christ


And the American Soldier


One died for your soul,

The other for your freedom.

A Letter to President Obama

May 24, 2009

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington , DC 20500

 

Mr. Obama:

I have had it with you and your administration, sir.  Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.

You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America .  You are responsible to the citizens of the United States .  You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth.

I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world..  Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe ?  Are you brain dead?  What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about?  Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century?

Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country?  Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States ?  This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from this heritage.  Do you not understand this?

Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans.  Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia .  You don’t show Great Britain , our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia .  How dare you, sir!  How dare you!

You can’t find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don’t want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey .  You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves.  What’s the matter with you?

I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you..

You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses.  What do you intend to do about them?  Anything?  I seriously doubt it. 

What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members – on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves?  I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus..  I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer.  You haven’t said anything about that.  Who authorized that?  I surely didn’t!

Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that’s $45 million more than the AIG bonuses.  In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million – not a bad take.   Who authorized that and why haven’t you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now.

I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do.  We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you.  I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities.  I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country. 

 

Sincerely,

 

White House Celebrates National Day of Prayer

May 8, 2009

Today President Obama celebrated the National Day of Prayer by going into the White House Press Room and having the press corp fall to their knees before him.
What a guy.

Government to Own Controling Interest in GM

April 28, 2009

An Editorial

By

Thomas W. Bates

 

Is anyone as outraged as I am? So what’s the big deal you might say. The Government runs the post office and medicare alright doesn’t it? (cough cough choke choke)

 

Just think about this. GM has announced the closing of many plants. Does anyone really believe that the government won’t put its finger into this pie? You can bet the farm that behind the scenes Congressman X is twisting arms saying “Dont close the plants in my district or state. Do the closings in thoes Republican districts and states.”

Remember the “Blue Ribbon” panels that are used to determin military base closings? Are we going to go there?

What about the other auto makers that are still free? What will the government do to them if they have the gall to outsell their company? Will the sit passively by? Will they meet the new market demands? Will they introduce ledgislation to “even the field” if people dont want to buy their cars?

I vote for field evening. This is a very dangerous situation. 

Just say NO-bama!!! We don’t need Santa-Bama!!!!!!

March 31, 2009

An Editorial

By

Thomas W. Bates

 

This will be short and sweet.

Just say NO-bama.

We don’t need the government re-distributing wealth.

I pay my mortgage. I don’t want to pay other peoples mortgage.

I am not mean. Right is right and wrong is wrong.

We need President Obama not President Santa-Bama.

Attend an April 15th tea party!!

 

REVOLUTION NOW!!!!!

March 31, 2009

An Editorial

By

Thomas W. Bates

The British Are Comming! The British Are Comming!

Did I say British? Wait, change that to “The Government Is Comming! The Government Is Comming!”

When in the course of human events it becomes nessesry for one people to separate themselves form their government it is a sad day. I am sorry to say that I think that day is drawing near. The Constitution of The United States has been ignored and rewritten too many times for too long. It is time to end all this nonsense.

General Motors has now become Government Motors. Where is all this nonsense going to stop? Just say NO-bama. NO-bama and his stooges are Marxists. They want to own the country not govern it.

This has all been documented in the Huxley book “Animal Farm”. If you have not read it please do your nation a favor and read it then pass it on.

Please find and attend a tea party in your area on April 15.

We must all find and support polititions that oppose this nonsense. If we can retake Congress from the radicals in 2010 They can stop this runnaway spending and government take-over of private industry. Please do this before NO-bama and his Marxist stooges find an excuse for delaying elections.

First they came for the bankers. I wasn’t a banker so I didn’t object.

Then they came for the auto companies. I didn’t work for an auto company so I didn’t object.

Then they came for the financial companies. I didn’t work for a financial company so I didn’t object.

Then they came for the health care companies. I didn’t work for a health care company so I didn’t object.

Then they came for me. There was no one left to object.

Don’t allow these Marxists to destroy this country.

Please post your ideas and comments. We must all unite.

Pass this post along to as many people as you can!!!

Amature Hour at the White House

March 7, 2009

It is obvious to me that Our Great President does not have the faintest idea of how to conduct diplomacy. The letter in this article tells the world how weak he is. Weakness in international matters invites disaster. We need to look like the Governator not Barny Fife. Openly agreeing to turn our backs on trusted allies is just plain wrong. Iran wants nukes and will get nukes if this is our trump card.

Israel will not stand by and let this happen. There will be a conflict and our ability to aid Israel will be greatly compromised by the inane handling of our economy which is heading us straight to bankruptsy.

Economic and social decline is coming unless we get responsible leadership in Washington.

President Obama letter to Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev offered deal on Iran

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 3:34 AM

Read Posted Article Here

President Obama wrote Russia’s president suggesting the U.S. would scrap a missile defense system in Eastern Europe if Moscow helps stop Iran from building nukes and missiles, it was reported Monday.
The letter to Dmitry Medvedev was hand-delivered about three weeks after Obama took office, said The New York Times.
Officials who knew what was in it said Obama told Medvedev the U.S. wouldn’t need to go ahead with the interceptor system if Tehran stopped developing long-range weapons.
Russia has opposed the system since it was proposed during the Bush administration.
But the officials said Obama promised nothing directly for Moscow’s help, explaining his intention was to give the former Cold War rival incentive to join the U.S. in a common front against Iran.
“It’s almost saying to them put up or shut up,” a senior administration official told The Times.

You are not allowed to be critical of Obama

January 6, 2009

We are just not interested in anyone critical of President-elect Obama, says NBC NEWS.

NBC CUTS COULTER; KEEPS PEREZ
Mon Jan 05 2009 17:50:57 ET

Pravda lives at NBC NEWS!!! Obama is right and if you disagree you are wrong.

Read entire article here

**Exclusive Details**

The nation’s top selling conservative author has been banned from appearing on NBC, insiders tell the DRUDGE REPORT.

“We are just not going to have her on any more, it’s over,” a top network source explains.

But a second top suit strongly denies there is any “Coulter ban”.

“Look for a re-invite, as soon as Wednesday,” said the news executive, who asked not to be named.

NBC’s TODAY show abruptly cut Ann Coulter from its planned Tuesday broadcast, claiming the schedule was overbooked.

Executives at NBC TODAY replaced Coulter with showbiz reporter Perez Hilton, who recently offered $1,000 to anyone who would throw a pie at Ann Coulter. Hilton is also launching a new book this week, RED CARPET SUICIDE.

Coulter was set to unveil her new book, GUILTY.

One network insider claims it was the book’s theme — a brutal examination of liberal bias in the new era — that got executives to dis-invite the controversialist.

We are just not interested in anyone so highly critical of President-elect Obama, right now ,” a TODAY insider reveals. “It’s such a downer. It’s just not the time, and it’s not what our audience wants, either.”

Others inside the peacock network strongly deny the book’s theme is at issue.

For the book, Coulter reportedly received the most-lucrative advance ever paid to a conservative author.

The TODAY show eagerly invited the author months ago, for her first network interview on GUILTY.

The exclusive was to air during the show’s 7 AM hour. The cut came Monday afternoon.

Coulter was also to appear on the TODAY’s fourth hour. A host even teased the segment saying the ‘conservative pit bull and bestselling author’ would be a guest.

NBC’s cable outlet, MSNBC, will also become a Coulter-free zone, insiders explain. Morning host Joe Scarborough is said to be concerned with the new ban. “He’s working to overrule it,” tips a source.

ABC NEWS BANS FLAG LAPEL PINS

November 24, 2008

Read entire article here

Read more here.

This is true and even though I will have little effect on ABC News revenue I do plan on being careful to not view any program that is on ABC and boycott, if at all possible, the sponsors of ABC. Barbara Walters said that this was going to hurt ABC badly. As you know she works for ABC.

This should make your blood boil…it DOES mine!

ABC NEWS BANS FLAG LAPEL PINS!

YESTERDAY THE BRASS AT ABC NEWS ISSUED ORDERS FORBIDDING REPORTERS TO WEAR LAPEL PIN AMERICAN FLAGS OR OTHER PATRIOTIC INSIGNIA. THEIR REASONING WAS THAT ABC SHOULD REMAIN NEUTRAL ABOUT ‘CAUSES’.

SINCE WHEN IS SUPPORT FOR PREVENTING DEATH AND DESTRUCTION SOME SORT OF A ‘CAUSE’? SINCE WHEN IS PATRIOTISM TO BE DISCOURAGED?

I URGE YOU TO BOYCOTT ABC AND ITS SPONSORS AND AFFILIATES. WE ARE SLOWLY LOSING EVERYTHING OUR COUNTRY STANDS FOR AND EVERYTHING OUR MEN AND WOMEN FOUGHT AND DIED TO PRESERVE!
THIS ONE NEEDS TO GET OUT IF IT HASN’T ALREADY!

Save Your 401-K Don’t Allow The Government to Get Their Hands On It

November 15, 2008

Editorial by

Tom Bates

November 14, 2998

All Rights Reserved

 

We all know about how the government wants to ‘Bail Out’ certain financial institutions. They want to do this by actually buying pieces of companies rather than just offer government secured or insured loans. This hugh bundle of our (taxpayers) hard earned money is even now being eyed by everyone and his uncle wanting their own piece of the action. On Monday they will begin considering payback to the UAW, a long time Democrat Party contributor.

When the government gets their mitts into anything it’s all but impossible to get them to let go. They just get more and more bold. They will want to take control of other areas of our lives.

The House Education and Labor Committee has been holding hearings on how the government can take control of your 401-K retirement accounts.

Teresa Ghilarducci, professor of economic-policy analysis at the New School for Social Research in New York, has been explaining how and why she thinks the government can do this.

She said “I’ve got a better plan. What we want to do, we want to take your 401(k) at its August level, before the crash. We’ll give you that equivalent and put it in your Social Security account, essentially, and we’re going to invest that money that we take from your retirement account, your 401(k), at its August level. We’re going to buy government bonds with it, which will guarantee you 3% — and then we will require that you put 5% of your pay into your 401(k) although it’s not yours anymore. The government owns it. They will manage it. They will take care of it, and then when your retirement day comes you’ll get your Social Security check and part of your check will be whatever your 401(k) monthly payout is, after 3% of growth every year under the stewardship of the government. ”

The main reason most Americans want their own retirement accounts is simple. We see how well the government has managed such things like Social Security and Medicare. The so called Social Security lock-box where your contributions are ‘kept’ doesn’t and has never existed. The money goes into the general fund and is used to pay current debts.

George Miller, who runs a congressional committee, Democrat in California, came out with the first notion of just getting rid of your being able to deduct form your income your contribution to your 401(k), that the government is “losing” $80 billion and we can’t afford lose that so they want to take that away.

George Miller seems to believe, as most liberal Democrats in Washington DC do, that all money in the country belongs to government. They then think that they should decide how much money you need.

A well known east coast Democrat recently said that he doesn’t understand why so many people have the simplistic notion that people who have earned accumulated wealth should be able to keep it.

This is simply socialism. Socialism with its strict government control over all facets of a nations economy always ends with the same result. Failure and poverty. This is the most prosperous country the world has ever know. Why do people want to turn it into a third world country. That’s simple. Under socialism, only the politicians have any wealth and a good standard of living.

Lets Give Our New President Elect a Chance

November 8, 2008

Most people who voted for Obama had no idea who he was or what he was. I guess the media did a good job selling him. McCain, although he is a good man, wasn’t picked by republicans to run. He was picked by Democrat crossover voters in states who allow non party members to vote under any ticket they want. After they did that they went back to their Democrat home. McCain is no conservative. He doesn’t seem to realize that when a republican walks across the aisle to work with Democrats they break your leg. If you reach across the aisle they break your arm. Their idea of bi-partisanship is simple. You give up your principals and do what we want. Coming together to them means that you compromise your ideas and accept theirs.

The biggest danger, even if Republicans regain control of congress in two years, will be all the judicial appointments that will be made in that time. I only hope that they will be unable to stack the supreme court with liberal appointments. FDR had 20 years to stack the court and it took a lifetime to turn it around.

Of course we must not be too cruel to our new president. We should not call him a liar.

We should not call him a liar when he said he wanted to bankrupt the coal industry.

We should not call him a liar when he said utility bills would skyrocket because of the coal industry being regulated and taxed to death.

We should not call him a liar when he said he wanted to redistribute the wealth.

We should not call him a liar when he said he wanted to replace the military with a civillian force.

We should not call him a liar when he said he wanted to meet with Iran without preconditions.

We should not call him a liar when he said he wanted to invade Pakistan.
We should not call Biden a liar when he said that supreme court appointments should be made based more on the nominees philosophical views than on their judicial temperment. Can you say litmus test?

Hold onto your money belt we are in for a five ticket ride.

I could go on and on but I think you get the point.

Letter from one ‘Angry Woman’

October 31, 2008
      I don’t know who wrote it but they should have signed it. Some powerful words. This woman should run for president. 
  
      Written by a housewife from New Jersey and sounds like it! This is one ticked off lady. 
 
   ‘Are we fighting a war on terror or aren’t we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001? 
 
      Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan , across the Potomac from our nation’s capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania ? 
  
      Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn’t they? 
  
      And I’m supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was ‘desecrated’ when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet?…Well, I don’t. I don’t care at all. 
  
      I’ll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11. 
  
      I’ll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia 
 
      I’ll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for chopping off Nick Berg’s head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat. 
  
      I’ll care when the cowardly so-called ‘insurgents’ in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques. 
  
      I’ll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide . 
  
      I’ll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights. 
 
      In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don’t care. 
  
      When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college-hazing incident, rest assured: I don’t care. 
 
      When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank: I don’t care. 
  
      When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed ‘special’ food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being ‘mishandled,’ you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts: I don’t care. 
  
      And oh, by the way, I’ve noticed that sometimes it’s spelled ‘Koran’ and other times ‘Quran.’ Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and-you guessed it-I don’t care!! 
  
      If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to all your E-mail friends. Sooner or later, it’ll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous behavior! 
 
      If you don’t agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you choose the latter, then please don’t complain when more atrocities committed by radical Muslims happen here in our great Country! And may I add: 
 
      ‘Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem’ — Ronald Reagan 
 
      I have another quote that I would like to add AND…….I hope you forward all this. 
  
      ‘If we ever forget that we’re One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under’ Also by.. Ronald Reagan 
 
     One last thought for the day: 
 
      In case we find ourselves starting to believe all the Anti-American sentiment and negativity, we should remember England ‘s Prime Minister Tony Blair‘s words during a recent interview. When asked by one of his Parliament members why he believes so much in America , he said: ‘A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in.. And how many want out.’ 
  
      Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you: 
1. Jesus Christ 
2. The American G. I.

Kremlin announces that South Ossetia will join ‘one united Russian state’

August 31, 2008

Read entire article here


This could proove more dangerous than any Islamo-Extreamist-Terrorist group.
It seems like Putan is trying to put the old Soviet Union back together.
By invading an independant nation and annexing part of it, he is showing distain for international law.
He has threatened to use nukes against Poland. Against Poland??? Who is next? Who is safe?
In the language of modern diplomacy you never use words like nukes or war.
Once KGB always KGB.
We need a strong president in these dangerous times. Obama couldn’t even control his own convention. He allowed the Clintons to control it. If he can’t control the Clintons, how will he ever be tough with international thugs?
I am truly alarmed.

The Kremlin moved swiftly to tighten its grip on Georgia’s breakaway regions yesterday as South Ossetia announced that it would soon become part of Russia, which will open military bases in the province under an agreement to be signed on Tuesday.

Tarzan Kokoity, the province’s Deputy Speaker of parliament, announced that South Ossetia would be absorbed into Russia soon so that its people could live in “one united Russian state” with their ethnic kin in North Ossetia.

Vacation Time

June 28, 2008

I am taking a well deserved vacation. I am visiting the great Americam sowthwest. I am planning to return about August 4, 2008. My mind needs a break. LOL.

Going to the rodeo today. I will give a full report of my fun when I returm.

TTFN

Tommy49646

Drill Now, Drill Here, Pay Less

June 18, 2008

By Tom Bates

Read my editorial here.

Sign the American Solutions Pettition to Drill here for Oil.

This is a simple argument for simple folks like me.

Gas Prices have breached the $4.00 levee mark.
What should we do to bring prices down?

Mr Obama says we should increase to taxes on oil companies. Who honestly believes this will have any affect on lowering gas prices?

Mr. McCain says we should drill now, drill here, and pay less.

I do not have an MBA from Harvard but it seems to me that an increase in supply, rather than higher taxes on oil companies, that will just be paid by consumers to increase their burdens, will have a better chance to reduce prices.

The environmentelists do not want any drilling any where any time. They want us to live in teepes and become vegitarians.

How did these people get such control over government policy? Easy, they purchased it. Our polititions are the best dressed men and women money can buy.

Well it’s time to put an end to this. We must buy our country back with our votes.

Please click on the American Solutions link above to sign the pettition. Do it for yourself and your children.

Letter to Barack Obama

June 15, 2008


Read the article here.
by Will Manly

I’ve always thought of you as dangerously naive at best. Eloquent, gifted, genuine, yes. But dangerously naive at best.

I couldn’t vote for you — but not because of your funny name or your lunatic pastor. I couldn’t vote for you because you say we should raise taxes (even on the rich, who I’m convinced already pay too much), and because you say we should abandon Iraq (which I’m convinced would be surrendering a war we must win), and because you don’t respect the Second Amendment (which I’m convinced should disqualify any politician from any office).

Will Manly is a reporter for The Hays Daily News and The Stir. will@thestironline.comhttp://www.hdnews.net/Story/manly041408

Here’s a thought: Maybe gun rights voters know gun control laws kill people and steal freedom.
Here’s a thought: Maybe some Americans cling to their church because their pastor is a nice person.
Here’s a thought: Maybe, just maybe, us simpletons in small towns find it harder to be bigoted than all o’ y’all cityfolk.
And here’s my favorite thought of all: Maybe small-town folks are — really — capable of thinking. All on our own.
You’re wrong about why small-town Americans don’t vote for Democrats.

Why the Fairness Doctrine is Anything But Fair

June 13, 2008

Read the article here.

October 29, 1993
by Adam Thierer
Executive Memorandum #368
This key research from 1993 has been updated in James Gattuso’s new paper “Back to Muzak? Congress and the “Un-Fairness Doctrine”

Legislation currently is before Congress that would reinstate a federal communications policy known as the “fairness doctrine.” The legislation, entitled the “Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1993,” is sponsored in the Senate (S. 333) by Ernest Hollings, the South Carolina Democrat, and in the House (H.R. 1985) by Bill Hefner, the North Carolina Democrat. It would codify a 1949 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulation that once required broadcasters to “afford reasonable opportunity for the discussion of conflicting views of public importance.” The fairness doctrine was overturned by the FCC in 1987. The FCC discarded the rule because, contrary to its purpose, it failed to encourage the discussion of more controversial issues. There were also concerns that it was in violation of First Amendment free speech principles. The legislation now before Congress would enshrine the fairness doctrine into law.

Here is what I think
What will this “Doctrine really do?
Here is the skinny on it.
Any and all broadcast stations that carry any political discussion programing will be forced to carry programming of other viewpoints. On the surface this sounds fair, right?
Well this is the way it will work.

Station “A” has Rush Limbaugh. They recieve a single complaint. That will mean they must also offer programing that expresses views other than Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh is being carried not because it is right or wrong. It is being carried because they have listeners who support sponsors. The stations can sell advertising to pay for the show. They would have to then carry programming such as is on the defunct liberal network “Air America”. Air America is defunct because they do not have enough listeners to support sponsorship. No one wants to hear their hate filled rantings. I have listened to these types of people and yes they are hateful and intolerant. If they disagree with you they want to shut you up. This is not freedom of speech.

The result would be thus:

1. The station could carry the alternative programing and not be able to sell advertising for it, meaning it would be carried for free.

2. The station would not carry any political disscussion programing because they couldn’t afford to give free air time away.

The net result would be that the only political viewpoints we heard would be from the admittedly left wing liberal press. Other viewpoints would be stiffled.

Freedom of speech would be lost. There are enough radio and TV stations to accomidate all points of view.

Tom