I am seeing articles on how defense spending will ‘suffer’ the most in the upcoming, and if the MSM has any effect ominous budget sequester on March 1. I personally am of the opinion that a decrease, sequestered, mandated or otherwise, is long past due.
The Military/Industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned us of many decades ago has only grown and become even more powerful. Maybe you have notice the multi million/half trillion dollar weapons/ships etc that have been funded, many of which are nothing much more than a laugh-at least for the funds expended, and might agree just based upon these monstrosities.
I have to side with those, most notably Dr Paul, that are of the opinion that we have very little business in hundreds of foreign military bases waging everyone else’s fight. I think now is the time that we can come home, delete a ton of these unnecessary, in my opinion, multi million dollar boondoogles and focus on the good ole US of A.
I think we should not hinder the purchase of guns by the way. Considering the above and historical documents and evidence, we don’t need anything but a considerable armed domestic, civilian military. I think that our citizens, at least those that can come to grips with the real world, will be able to learn to own, store and operate a weapon.
This has been, at least in my mind, the single most important deterrent to an invasion by foreign forces. Sure we could spend some million/billions on air and coastal defenses, which in my mind we haven’t done and adopt a come and get us sort of mentality.
Dang if we refocused all that money that we spend on these foreign excursions, we could surely pay down our TREMENDOUS DEBT in short order. With a sound economy here and world wide there would be, again in my opinion, a dearth of unrest in the world. We would cease to be a presence in countries that just don’t want us around and able to focus on our problems at home.
Please don’t say we have to ‘protect’ our ‘oil’ interests. considering all the evidence here at home, we will become one if not the largest oil producer in the world shortly and able to satisfy all domestic demand.
Think about it…
I don’t know all the details at this point on exactly what the President’s proposals are for more government control over guns and ammunition, but I can tell you that I am getting very tired of more and more big government control over my life…PERIOD!
We have definitely moved from a country of more freedom to one of much, much less freedom and much more centralized control over our lives. This reminds me, unfortunately, of all the rhetoric against the old U.S.S.R., which came tumbling down.
As much as many of us don’t want to believe that our country is moving in that direction, we must take a hard look at the reality of our situation! I shall name only 2 of the more onerous actions taken by our government (congress) and this doesn’t include any of the hundreds of ‘Executive Orders’ that also curb our freedoms; NDAA, National Defense Authorization Act, and The ‘Patriot Act’. These 2 Acts are in my mind some of the most un Constitutional ‘acts’ every perpetrated upon the American public.
When it comes to Executive orders, President Obama has ‘perfected’ what George W Bush started. As of September of 2012 he had signed 923 in just 40 months!!! Take a look at just a few:
THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: Obama has signed 923 Executive Orders in 40 months!
What did Congress do in those 40 months? (The House – considerable. The Senate
-nothing, not even a budget nor allowing any House bill to be considered.) A
whole new order must prevail in Wash. DC as a result of this next election! Now
look at these:
-EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of
transportation and control of highways and seaports.-EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the
communication media.-EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power,
gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.-EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and
farms.-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work
brigades under government supervision.-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education
and welfare functions.-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the of all persons. Postmaster General to
operate a national registration-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to
take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate
communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be
abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland
waterways and public storage facilities.-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal
departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued
over a fifteen year period.-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency
Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in
times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce
the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to
establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate
penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to
develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and
distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money
in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also
provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress
cannot review the action for six months.Feel free to verify the “executive orders” at will… and these are just the
major ones I’m sure you’ve all heard the tale of the “Frog in the Pot”… you
Watch Obama’s actions, not his words! By his actions he will show you where
America is headed.
I could rant all day on this stuff…as a good friend of mine said the other day, that it was his opinion that we (our generation or 55 and older)would be ‘all right’ but our kids might not be. How sad this is. We are letting everything that our founders stood for be spat upon and ignored!
There is only one thing between ‘We the People’ and fascism, and that is action by the former to stem the tides of more centralized controls over just about everything.
I am the first to say that the recent shooting in CT was a national tragedy. It is hard to fathom how someone, anyone can do such a thing.
The political backlash is another new debate on the 2nd amendment and how the current administration can dilute it. In my opinion there is just no good way to limit the ownership of firearms. Criminals will always be able to acquire them on the street, much as they do now, and use them for the purpose the criminal intends–harm, robbery, murder. Determination is the key here, and anyone that is determined enough can acquire a weapon just about anywhere on the planet!
Perhaps we should prohibit the sale of a firearm to ANYONE that has been prescribed psychotropic medications? I am sure the big pharma guys would be all for that piece of legislation, although it doesn’t sound bad does it? No one wants crazy people running around with guns now do they?
Of course, with the CT shooting the boy didn’t own any guns, his mom did and he stole them from her. How you would avoid this shooting is beyond me given the current state of affairs. It is a true tragedy.
Perhaps the only way that such an incident would have had the possibility of being stopped is if school personnel were themselves armed and able to engage this demented person before or during his rampage to either stop or limit the casualties.
Don’t you think that those with bad intentions would think twice about coming into our schools if they were aware that the personnel were armed and ready to protect our children?
The reverse can be seen in Australia for example. Once guns were either taken or highly regulated, requiring them to be held in a safe etc., making them very hard to use, criminal invasions of homes increased. The criminals knew their time had arrived and they could attack citizens with impunity.
Among many people in this country weapons are tools and are treated with respect and care. Everyone in the house knows how to use them and what to use them for. The respect in the community for one another is very high. Thus the saying, an armed society is a polite one.
While there are always bad apples in the barrel, it doesn’t mean that the whole lot is ruined. There are a lot of positives to owning weapons in this country today. The negatives are what we see on mainstream media today. Of course there are a ton of shootings in this country every year, many of them instigated by criminal elements. Others by seriously demented individuals.
One of the reasons that gun ownership is not such a bad thing is we would be very hard to invade. An invading army would be hard pressed to make a lot of headway, without serious casualties, against such a formidable force. If this were to happen, foreign troops on our shores, the military would have failed in their purpose, leaving it to us alone to correct the incursion.
For me ‘homeland security’ would be reason enough to own a weapon.
This is just in…the opposition group to the passage of Proposition 37 in California may have crossed the line from lies to criminal behavior. They, Monsanto, Dupont et al, that sponsor the ‘No to Proposition 37′ coalition sent out a letter that utilizes the FDAs logo, a criminal offense according to the law. We will see if the authorities do anything about this. My bet is we will not. Big government and big business walk hand in hand!
I am absolutely for Proposition 37 as is Dr Oz, among other mainstream celebrities. I feel that that there are many dangers associated with GMOs (genetically modified ingredients). First, these abominations are created using unproven technology..the scientists are never really sure what has happened after the ‘blast’ in the ‘new’ genes into the existing genetic structure of the plant, or animal, they wish to ‘modify’. This procedure gives us an organism that may or may not be beneficial to the human condition nor the worlds food supply at large. There has been little long term research on these organisms except perhaps the latest University of Caens report of the effects of these things on mice and that should be enough to scare the pants off just about anyone. These organisms are not safe and could in fact be killers!
Second, once these things have been created in plants the ‘creating’ company, such as Monsanto, then OWNS the seeds. The ramifications of this is indeed dangerous. Having a multinational, or any corporation, own…literally own the very seed from which we get our nourishment is to me so very threatening. They could in fact control our food supply, even if you wanted to grown food in your garden at home!!!
Given the lack of humanity of these corporations I would bet that they want to maximize their profits and increase their power even if it causes great misery to the masses! This is a scenario of horror that I for one would not like to contemplate. What this means for you as an individual and our country must be contemplated!
The TSA is arguably one of the most, if not the most, corrupt agencies in government today. I am not just saying this as several ex employees-that have spent time in jail for theft while on the job-have come forward to say that there is little supervision and theft is commonplace amongst the rank and file.
And you thought that our government and their agencies were acting to make travel safer, more secure? Think again…these rogues (not all but many) are after your stuff! We have seen almost 400 employees dismissed from the TSA for theft from 2003 to 2012, 11 so far this year. Yet the agency says that this behavior is not widespread amongst the rank and file…I beg to differ.
These people are supposed to be ‘protecting’ our air lanes from the onslaught of terrorism and apparently we have a bunch of criminals doing the job…far too many in my mind. It only takes one crooked agent to let someone on a plane with bad intentions. Hey if these guys can steal from you and resell the bounty for profit, who is to say they can’t take money from a ‘real’ terrorist?
In my opinion the entire security apparatus is flawed and needs either a complete revamp or just toss it a start anew.
Where are we headed as a country? It appears that no matter which party is in power, the objective is to get more power and control.
Recently a Federal Court judge ruled that the clause in the National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA, that allowed the government to hold an American citizen indefinitely without charges was suspended, it was not constitutional. Of course the Administration went to the Federal court of Appeals and had that ruling overturned. Obviously, the executive branch is not very interested in our freedom nor rights as citizens.
This particular clause has many journalists very afraid and has affected their journalism. The problem with this clause is the question of who defines what ‘terrorism’ really is. If it suits the powers that be it can be dang near anything they want it to be. So reporters that have a more independent view of the way things happen might end up in jail or worse, Guantanamo Bay!
It really doesn’t pay to counter the government line. One very bold example of this craziness was the detention of an ex Marine because he ‘facebooked’ a message that said basically that the 9-11 investigation should be reopened since the governments official explanation didn’t cover building 7. He was detained for a month in a mental institution without charges.
I am hoping the citizens will eventually wake up and say with one voice ‘we have had enough’! Unfortunately, the way various interest groups are ‘played’ against one another that is very unlikely!
If you are one of the 67 million Americans suffering from high blood pressure then you might want to pay attention to your lifestyle, diet, exercise, etc.
A recent report says that 1/2 of those with high blood pressure don’t do anything about it and then goes on to say you can help control it through adopting a better lifestyle and also drugs. I am sure Big Pharma will love this article.
From time to time I have high blood pressure, sometimes really high and I control it with herbs and I am taking better care of myself. I am getting more exercise and protein in my diet-which is pretty good but not enough protein.
I usually use herbs such as Linden Flower and a Heart Support Product from EnerHealth Botanicals. Normally they bring my blood pressure down quickly if I catch it in time. I also do have a prescription drug and have used exactly 3 pills in 3 years, for those occasions when I don’t catch the blood pressure in time. This works for me.
I am not saying that everyone should self treat as I do. This in itself requires awareness of your body and diligence. For me the bottom line is: Drugs are not always the answer. Be smart and take care of yourself.
Better Than You Could Ever Imagine!
As the Nov. 4th Elections role in we see that the
Television Networks, Newspapers and Magazines are
‘A Buzz’ with all of ‘the excitement!’ (Notice that i
did not capitalize the e?). Well, i just returned from a 9,000
mile car trip, and i saw at least 200,000 cars in that time;
i saw exactly three Romney and perhaps 250 Obama bumper
stickers —– there were far more Ron Paul signs than
both Romney and Obama put together!
Most of you know that all of the major networks, and
media are fully controlled by the Power Elite/Illuminati/Oligarchy/
Political Zionists/’Bad Guys’ – whatever you want to name these ‘dark rascals’
The Predominate Media does not want the American citizens to know
these simple facts concerning both Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama:
1. They both support military spending at levels over
80% greater than Bush’s highest levels (which were at all time highs)
2. They both support a continued war in Afghanistan (what
exactly is the objective there besides protecting the Caspian Pipe
Line that sends oil to China and India??)
3. Their largest campaign contributors — guess what – it
is the very same group – Goldman Sachs and J. P. Morgan
4. They have both given total and blind support to the Israel
war machine, to The Mossad and to the over 400 nuclear weapons
that Israel has stored.
5. They both give 100% support The Federal Reserve System
and Fractional Reserve Banking even though this system is: Unconstitutional
and has siphoned off $Trillions to the Power Elite
6.They both support the ‘Black Budgets of the NSA and CIA’ (which
at this time is over $100 Billion per year) and they fully defend the fairy tale
story of 9/11
7. They both support the National Defense Authorization Act (Good Bye
8. They both support massive deficit spending – and i mean massive!
9. Neither one will speak about the Economic time Bomb that is
about to explode – The Toxic Derivatives!
10. Neither one will talk about: Chemtrails, Monsanto, Flouride
or most other real environmental concerns
11. Neither one has the ‘balls’ or desire to truly bring back jobs
to the United States
And on, and on and on. Look friends our government has been hi-jacked a long time ago
by a very slick and criminal element that give not a ‘rats ass’ for the people of this nation. The
‘Two Party System’ and ‘Democracy’ (a word not once used in the Constitution) are used as
propaganda terms for the majority of the ignorant people (a majority of them significantly over-weight
and on some type of big-pharma medication) who believe they live in a free country. In my opinion,
anyone who believes in the goodness of the Republican or Democratic party or the Government in
general is either deluded or is receiving support.
I realize my words seem harsh,,,,,but the above is what i experience. As you know i believe
strongly in the concepts of freedom as expressed in the original
Constitution and Bill of Rights – as i hope you do! Well those ‘concepts’ have been co-opted a
long time ago and in fact we are living in a high-tech fascist country (controlled by the Corporations,
Banking Centers and an all expanding government). Presently, our government has a ‘Velvet Glove’
on but it is just a matter of time before this glove is removed.
This trend will continue unless enough good, intelligent, honest and strong citizens have
enough courage to come together to make the changes for: 1. Significantly Limited Government, 2. Constitutional
Money and Balanced Budgets, 3. An end to the dominance of the Secret Societies, NSA and CIA,
4. An open and de-centralized Media, 5. An end to these insane foreign wars, 6. Real energy
conservation and renewable energy, 7. True respect for the earth and environment 8. Protection
of our boarders, 9. An end to the dominance of the Corporations and a creation of private-high
integrity business and trade.
And,,,,,,,most importantly, we need to: open our hearts, and and minds and to live with a
heck of a lot more gratitude and joy! Thanks for listening to my rant —– and if any of this rings
true for you,,,,,,,,,you know what needs to be done!!!!!!!!!
This post came from a very dear friend of mine and I am on board and agree with this commentary fully!
I am outraged! That the government would arrest and put one of our vets in a mental hospital for a FACEBOOK POST asking that the 911 investigation be reopened is absolutely ludicrous! The government has gone completely insane and the responsible parties should be removed from their positions immediately-in my opinion.
I suppose I will be next in line for a stint at the closest insane asylum, along with several million Americans that feel the same way. There is so much evidence that points to a bit more to the 911 story (and many other outrageous acts-bailouts for example) than we have been fed by a Media, or should I say propaganda, apparatus here in the U.S.
I hope that you are outraged as well. I can’t believe how We the People have allowed our government to gradually steal away our rights, to become the laughing stock of the world. What we once fought against; repression, injustice, human rights, our government now stands for all that apparently!
Look at the Julian Assange case. Assange is tantamount to a publisher. He was approached by a ‘whistleblower’ and decided to publish the information online. So now he is guilty of what exactly? Perhaps he is guilty of bringing to our attention the level of service we are paying for in our Government-since when did publishing information become a crime? During Watergate if this had been allowed we would never have know what happened and Nixon would never have resigned. Where is our outrage?
The media in this country is a pitiful resemblance of what it once was, the bastion of impartial reporting…true reporting. Now the government threatens at every turn to throw a good reporter in jail and/or sue their news outlet into oblivion. Now we must turn to the press in other countries to try and piece together the real story…if that is even possible these days!
Thank God that the most onerous piece of the National Defense Authorization Act has been suspended in U.S. court. That particular piece 1021 allowed the President to hold anyone without due process if the government found they disagreed with the official position too radically. Sounds like Russia in the 1930′s doesn’t it to you?
I am ashamed of this government and urge everyone to be constantly vigilant and act when appropriate, and these days action is called for almost everyday!
This has to be one of the most ludicrous acts by a government body on record. A kind hearted woman has been feeding a bunch of kids in a poor section of Philly and the ‘township’ yokels decided to try and fine her $600 per day because they decided she needed a variance to do that!
What a bunch of idiots! People are having a hard time and these guys seem to want to keep them hungry. This good Samaritan was not selling food but giving food away that had been donated to her. She was doing this from her garage. Isn’t this kind hearted initiative what this country needs just now?
These township folks should be fired and run out of town. They finally relented on the $50,000 fine for this summer and will allow her to feed these kids until school starts but next summer she will have to pay up, $600 per day if she doesn’t file the paperwork. If she files it is $1000. A pretty hefty sum to be allowed to give away food don’t you think?
Too much government, not enough common sense seems to be the rule these days in just about any form of government. I mean do these people have a heart? They are obviously missing a brain!