Monthly Archives: May 2008

Will Manly is wrong about small towns.

Will Manly, a reporter for the Hays Daily News and The Stir has a little gem circulating the States via email titled Dear Barack: You’re wrong about small towns. I have reprinted it at the bottom of this article, but first my response.

Will Manly is wrong about small towns.

Mr. Manly may believe he is from a small town, but Hays Kansas prefers to think it’s a city. From their web site: “Hays Kansas is the largest city in Northwest Kansas at the crossroads of Interstate 70 and US Highway 183. This city, which has approximately 20,000 residents, was incorporated in 1885. Hays is a growing city with excellent opportunities.” (emphasis mine)

I live in a town of less than five thousand. I grew up in a town that boasted 1,100 residents. In retrospect I believe that to be a cumulative total. The point is, I know about small towns. Small towns are made of people, real living people, not the caricatures Manly and Obama have painted.

The Rich are so poor off

Recently received this email:

Bar Room Economics
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten
comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it
would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So, that’s what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every
day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the
owner threw them a curve. “Since you are all such good customers,” he
said, “I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20.” Drinks
for the ten now cost just $80.

King George's War

There was never a justification for invading Iraq. No wmd’s, Saddam Hussein had no part in 911, Al Queda was not using Iraq as a staging ground for attacks against the US or our allies. George Bush decided to go to war and that was that.

After five years and hundreds of thousands dead the war still goes on. It needs to stop. Now.

They held the coronation
Up in Washington
Gallant balls and celebration
If you’re connected, son
I tried to tell myself
It’s only four more years
But it’s the changes in between
That are feeding my fears

King George’s War
Watch your rights just slippin’ away
King George’s War? ?
On the streets of Baghdad
Or right here in the USA

Another mother’s son
Supports the country he loves
Random fire cuts him down
When will it finally be enough
A mother’s cry in any toungue
Still sounds the same
Her child dies in any land
She feels the same pain

King George’s War
Watch your hopes just slippin’ away
King George’s War
On the streets of Baghdad
Or right here in the USA

Keep it up

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Fly Clear, Attacks on Freedom

How does skipping the long line at the airport sound? Too good to be true? Maybe. After a read in the “Rolling Stone” magazine an article titled “China’s All-Seeing Eye” by Naoni Klien, I discovered a few names of those who are behind the spying within the US. By understanding how technology is used in other countries, we can see how they could be used in our country.

“Fly Clear” is a program that will help you get through the airport screening faster. All you have to do is give your fingerprints and have your picture taken. Sounds so easy, lets just all get in line, or not?

The real company behind this convenient service is the same company that is helping the Chinese government to crack down on dissidents, such as Tibetan Monks, and human rights activist.

While helping break the Fourth Amendment right on illegal search and seizure, and ignoring legislation passed after Tiananmem Square in 1989. (A band from selling any products that can be used for “crime control or detection instruments or equipment”) one should question their motives of profit over human rights.