Category Archives: Political Opinion

The eight signs of terrorism

When I came across this little tidbit I was both amused and frightened. Without further ado I give you the eight signs of terrorism (according to our government) and my comments.
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Terrorist operations usually begin with extensive planning. You can help prevent and detect terrorism — and other types of crime — by watching out for suspicious activities and reporting them to the proper authorities. Be alert for the eight signs of terrorism!

1. Surveillance- Someone recording or monitoring activities. This may include the use of cameras, note taking, drawing diagrams, annotating on maps, or using binoculars or other vision-enhancing devices.
So the next time you go on vacation don’t look too long at any national monument and for God’s sake leave your camera at home.

2. Elicitation- People or organizations attempting to gain information about military operations, capabilities, or people. Elicitation attempts may be made by mail, email, telephone, or in person. This could also include eavesdropping or friendly conversation.
Elicitation, now that’s a real nice big word, I’ll bet George Bush was never able to pronounce it. If I’m reading this correctly – and I probably am – anytime someone talks to you or someone else it could be a terrorist action. And if you happen to overhear them talking then you could be a terrorist. Turn yourself in now. They saved the best for last – now I should also be suspicious of friendly conversation. I don’t want to be a hermit but I guess I’ll have to otherwise the terrorists win.

Letter to a congressman

Ordinary people (like you and me) do not want a bail out for the rich and are tired of paying for the fraud and waste heaped upon us by an uncaring government. Here’s a letter from one angry citizen:

Dear Representlive xxxxxx,

I beg you and all of the members of the House of Representatives to NOT PASS this so called “bailout” or “rescue” bill. It only lays an even greater burden on the struggling American citizens of this country.

It does nothing to regulate credit card companies from their predatory interest rate and and default practices. This bill does nothing to help regulate or decrease mortgage interest rates for people who are struggling to make their payments because of job losses and lowered incomes.

If you think that this bill will make it easier for Americans to get a loan for a home, college, healthcare,or a car; let me tell you this–these things are only in our dreams as putting food on the table and buying enough gas to get to work if one is lucky enough to even have a job–this is our reality.

Obama Clinton?

If Obama becomes the next president, and Clinton gets the vice -president, it would pose a perfect situation for those behind the power seat to create a sacrificial lamb, creating the very situation that could result in the very real police state that we all have been talking about.

Remember, those of us who believe that the Clintons are just another Bush in sheep’s clothing, are terrified at the thought of the next President after a major domestic crisis becoming a dictator, and even scarier, that person could be Clinton.

Who ever it will be will not be who we as a nation will want. We should never recognize a dictator as our leader. That will be the time Americans must stand up for what our ancestors sacrificed lives for, Freedom and a government lead by the people for the people!

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

Can there be true freedom under any form of government?

It depends upon how you define freedom. If you believe freedom to be the ability to do anything at all then government by it’s very definition must limit freedom. To govern, which is the essential function of a government, restrictions must be imposed upon the choices and will of the people. How and when these limits are placed help determine the type of government. In oppressive forms of government value is placed upon the state at the expense of the individual.

 

As Thomas Paine wrote, “That government is best which governs least.” Which Thoreau expanded upon in ‘Civil Disobedience’ – “I heartily accept the motto, ‘That government is best which governs least’; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which I also believe–‘that government is best which governs not at all’; and when men are prepared for it, that is the kind of government which they will have.”.

 

Is This America?

It is said but true that some police officers would need to behave the way we seen the NY police officers. Why, that is what I ask myself. What in the world must those monks be thinking of America? They where forced out of Tibet due to China, and thought that Americe could protect them…and, well,…you have seen for yourself how the officers beat them for no good reason. I hope that the officers in the video are taken off the force, but I am afraid that they are the type that the departments are looking for. Please look up Free Tibet and help them out.