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1/2 boy – 1/2 man


1/2 boy – 1/2 man

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The average age of the military man is 19 years. He is a short haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country. He never really cared much for work and he would rather wax his own car than wash yours. However, he wasn’t old enough to even be on the unemployment rolls when he put it all on the line for you.

He’s a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student, pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away. He listens to rock and roll as well as engines that propel a floating city or airplanes that can destroy an entire country.

Some of these men can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must.

Some can tell you how much hell is about to rain down upon a precise patch of the planet, what time it will start and when it will end.

He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without spirit or individual dignity. He is self-sufficient.

He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while at rigid attention, while tempering the burning desire to’ square-away’ those around him who haven’t bothered to stand, remove their hat, or even stop talking. In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home, he defends their right to be disrespectful.

When this man returns to civilian life and calls upon you, respectfully seeking employment: Remember, it is you whom should be grateful that he considers you to offer his services. If he is qualified to keep this afloat for our nations military –

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He is certainly capable of being trained to do anything you could possibly need him to do!

Just as did his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he is paying the price for our freedom. Beardless or not, he is not a boy. He is but one of the American Fighting Men that has kept this country free for over 200 years.

Hire the American Veteran – they’re worth every dollar you pay them!

A Dose Of Their Own Medicine


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GIVING THE STATE A DOSE OF THEIR OWN MEDICINE

EPIC response From Landowner When Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Requests Access to Land

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife sent a letter to a home/landowner asking for permission to access a creek on their property to document the decline in a certain species of unheard of frogs. The homeowner’s response to the second letter is EPIC.

Letter From Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife: (THIS is how BLM & F&WLM get on your property to start taking it over.)

Dear Landowner:
ODFW Staff will be conducting surveys for foothill yellow-legged frogs & other amphibians over the next few months. As part of this research,we would like to survey the creek on your property. I am writing this letter to request your permission to access your property.
Recent research indicates that foothill yellow-legged frogs have declined significantly in recent years and are no longer found at half their historic sites. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated and will help contribute to the conservation of this important species.
attached postage-paid postcard and let us know if you are willing to let us cross your property or not. If you have any concerns about this project please give us a call. We would love to talk with you about our research.
Sincerely
Steve _____________
Conservation Strategy Implementation Biologist

********RESPONSE FROM LANDOWNERS: ********
Dear Mr.________:

Thank you for your inquiry regarding accessing our property to survey for the yellow-legged frog. We may be able to help you out with this matter.

We have divided our 2.26 acres into 75 equal survey units with a draw tag for each unit. Application fees are only $8.00 per unit after you purchase the “Frog Survey License” ($120.00 resident / $180.00 Non-Resident).

You will also need to obtain a “Frog Habitat” parking permit ($10.00 per vehicle). You will also need an “Invasive Species” stamp ($15.00 for the first vehicle and $5.00 for each add’l vehicle) You will also want to register at the Check Station to have your vehicle inspected for non-native plant life prior to entering our property. There is also a Day Use fee, $5.00 per vehicle.

If you are successful in the Draw, you will be notified two weeks in advance so you can make necessary plans and purchase your “Creek Habitat” stamp. ($18.00 Resident / $140.00 Non-Resident). Survey units open between 8am and 3pm, but you cannot commence survey until 9am, and must cease all survey activity by 1pm.
Survey Gear can only include a net with a 2″ diameter made of 100% organic cotton netting with no longer than an 18″ handle, non-weighted and no deeper than 6′ from net frame to the bottom of the net. Handles can only be made of BPA-free plastics or wooden handles. After 1pm you can use a net with a 3″ diameter if you purchase the “Frog Net Endorsement” ($75.00 Resident / $250 Non-Resident). Any frogs captured that are released will need to be released with an approved release device back into the environment unharmed.

As of June 1, we are offering draw tags for our “Premium Survey” units and application is again only $8.00 per application. However, all fees can be waived if you can verify “Native Indian Tribal rights and status.

You will also need to provide evidence of successful completion of “Frog Surveys and You” comprehensive course on frog identification, safe handling practices, and self-defense strategies for frog attacks. This course is offered online through an accredited program for a nominal fee of $750.00.

Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you. Otherwise, we decline your access to our property but appreciate your inquiry.

Sincerely,

Mr. & Mrs. _________

Divided By Choice


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Today, I got tired of following politics non-stop, and decided to think of something just as important for a change. A person that I have always respected, and whose friendship I cherish made this comment in one of our conversations:

“I rarely have company at my house, everyone’s always so busy”.

That statement struck me as odd because this person has such a lovely home, equipped with everything that almost everyone ever dreams of having. They have a huge living area, with a humongous television screen for ballgames, movies and such. The kitchen area could produce a meal for an army regiment. The entire back side of the house has a deck that could host a live band, and this overlooks the swimming pool with many lounge chairs, umbrella’s and a fire pit.

Therefore, I could not help but wonder why everyone seemed to be so busy and this person rarely entertained at home. We all go to work and attempt to make ourselves as successful as possible. I think that most everybody out there, wants to have a “Better Homes and Gardens” type of dwelling they can call their own. Perhaps the real question is why do we want to have such a home. Of course the real answer is that our home identifies us as much as the automobile we drive. For centuries the Kings & Queens of royalty and those that aspire to be like them, have always entertained at home. Anyone ever recall a story about some commoner sitting at home and the King drops by? So it goes without saying that people have nice homes because they want to be comfortable and just as important – they want to entertain their guest and family in these comfortable surroundings.

So what are the reasons that a person could have all of this, and still “rarely” entertain friends or family? Very few people ever want to consider the reasons for this. After all, most people are not overworked hermits with a total lack of social skills. Very few people really want to be totally alone unless forced to socialize with others. But no one really thinks of the social mores, habits and lifestyles of all of those involved in their lives. So I decided to think about it for them. The following represents a few of the thoughts I had on the subject.

People that don’t come to your house and why

Smokers – because you don’t allow smoking inside
Non-Smokers – because you do smoke inside, and your house stinks

Drunks – because you will not provide them with alcohol
Non-Drinkers – because everyone including yourself are drinking

Democrats – because they know that they have very little in common with you other than whiskey & cigarettes
Republicans – because they think you’re to opinionated and have no facts other than talking points to back yourself up with (at least thats the rumor)
Independents – because they just don’t want to hear either of the other parties rants

Religious Folks – because they would rather be sharing the word of God and know you don’t want to hear it
Heathens – because they don’t want to have to watch every word they say or hear a sermon (and countless other reasons)

Parents (Anyone that has kids) – because they feel uncomfortable with what their kids may do to, or in your house. They are too concerned with the imposition that they feel is placed on you, as their kids yell and scream, or ask awkward questions. It’s just best (they feel) to not go to your house with the children.

Non-Parents – many of them feel that your time with them will constantly be interrupted while you babysit, cook, or discipline your children. Perhaps the reason for their visit is something that you should not be doing in front of the children anyway.

Therefore, until you give up your mandates and ways of thinking about smoking, drinking, religion, politics or kids – you’re going to have a beautiful home that no one wants to visit.

Would it kill you to allow a friend that smokes to light one up in your house? You can’t seriously believe that an evening with one of these people is going to give you cancer. If you really believe that your house will stink for days, and that you will never get the smell of cigarette smoke out of all things made with linen, enjoy your empty home. You are wrong – but it is your home. If you are the smoker and people don’t come to your house – you now have a clue as to why. It’s not your personality they object to – it’s your habit. Don’t expect them to understand – if by chance they do permit your vice, try not to take advantage of their friendship or family status.

Drinking in your house will not make you responsible for another persons alcoholism or signify that you condone drunks. Why not serve a beer or glass of wine? Let people know that they are your guest and insist on serving, pouring all drinks. Set time limits on when you have to call it a night, or leave to be at a previous committed function and graciously see them to the door. I mean seriously, would you rather spend the rest of your life with these people avoiding you?

When it comes to politics, nothing says that you have to respond when the subject is broached. When they ask your opinion, give it, if you have one. Don’t try to show everyone the extent of your expert knowledge on the subject. They will either disagree and try to show you how smart they are, or educate you as to why you need to think just like them. Unless someone is as well versed or better at the subject than you are, you may be better off keeping your political opinions to yourself.

Religion in your house is your choice. You should not assume that because they came for a visit that they need to be saved. This is also not the time to impress them with your biblical knowledge. If you do not care to engage in the subject (if they bring it up), listen quietly and when the opportunity presents itself, change the subject. If you are the religious type and feel that its your duty to save everyone, you might want to consider whether the people you are attempting to save, want to be saved or not. Otherwise, just go on over to the church and hang out with the choir.

Kids – Pay attention to them. I mean shower them with your questions! This will either shut them up, or give you hours of conversation that their parents love to talk about. You can welcome the children and their parents or you can sit at home and wonder why you never see them. This is really simple – just understand that children are a fact of life and expect others to put them first.

We can choose our friends but we can’t choose our family. That is, unless you’re the type that has no qualms with kicking them out. We choose our friends by engaging with like-minded individuals, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have habits we don’t support. One can either accept their habits or remove them from the next party invitations that go out.

Acceptance seems to be the key to these situations. It does no harm to accept people for who they are, while they are visiting your home. That’s why they call it a visit! A lack of acceptance is one of the main reasons that American families are so distant and divided. The other options are to learn to love yourself and enjoy the solitude.

Brian

Time to go Mr. Speaker


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America wants John Boehner to be voted out as Speaker of the House. The Questions is: Will House Representatives represent the people who voted them into office, or will they pacify Boehner and go shopping for lucrative committee leaderships? If freshman representatives think that their constituents aren’t watching, or will not know how they voted, they had better find themselves a better person to handle their Social Media assignments. The country will be watching this vote as closely as they did the midterms. This vote is also not considered a safe bet for RINO’s that desire longer employment than the year 2016. Americans over the age of 21 are waking up and paying attention and that means they will not be forgetting if their representative turned their back on them or not during this vote.

The two Congressmen below, share all the reasons needed to shore up the House with new leadership. The Republican voters did not hand the House and Senate such landslide victories in 2010 and 2014 so they could watch their efforts implode due to poor leadership. As Dr. Gregory House from the famed television show says, “Everybody lies”. Warning to all House Representatives: Get your House in order or be prepared to get cancelled out.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) issued a statement on Saturday detailing why he’s going to vote against House Speaker John Boehner’s re-election on Tuesday.

Boehner “schedule[d] a fiscal crisis in a lame duck session on the last legislative day before Christmas to get maximum leverage over rank and file members” and then worked to “mislead members into thinking that a vote on an unpopular bill was postponed, only to then conduct a rushed voice vote on the $10 billion unfunded spending measure with fewer than a dozen members present.”

Boehner also made sure to “give members less than 72 hours to read bills over 1,000 pages long, and,” Massie said, has proven he will “remove members from committees simply because they voted for the principles upon which they campaigned.”

“With a process this broken, is it any wonder that Washington no longer works for the people?” Massie said. “My constituents expect better, and America deserves better. On January 6th, 2015, I will vote for a new Speaker who will consistently articulate a constitutional vision for America and facilitate an inclusive and orderly legislative process that allows Congress to truly reflect the will of the people.

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) says he will not vote for House Speaker John Boehner’s reelection as speaker. He specifically cites the “Cromnibus,” the government-funding measure that passed before lawmakers ended the 113th Congress in December.

Bridenstine notes that, despite huge wins by Republicans in the midterm elections and with Democrats in melt-down mode, Boehner worked with Obama and surrendered Republican’s best chance at retaining control in Congress.

“Together they crafted the CR/Omnibus, a $1.1 trillion spending bill which funded the government for 10 months and blocked our newest elected Republicans from advancing conservative policy and delivering on campaign promises,” Bridenstine said. “With this vote, Republicans gave away the best tool available to rein in our liberal activist President: the power of the purse. The power of the purse is Congress’ Constitutional strength.”

Bridenstine argued that passing the cromnibus provided Obama and liberals a huge victory by funding Obamacare

At this critical juncture, the few dozen conservatives in the House have two options. They can allow themselves and the 2014 electorate to remain disenfranchised, helplessly standing by while Boehner passes crucial legislation on amnesty, budget bills, Obamacare, and debt ceiling increases with Democrat support. Or they can seize control of their own destiny by using the first vote of this Congress – the only vote for which Boehner cannot rely on Democrat support – to veto the Speaker himself and preempt a disastrous two years of lawmaking.

To be clear, there is zero chance of Pelosi becoming Speaker because she would never win more than 188 votes, far short of the majority of the House body. The very hour that this vote takes place, will become a defining moment for so many Representatives – You either define it or it surely will define you. Those campaigns cost a lot of money – don’t waste it with a vote that you know America does not want you to cast!

The “Neofiscapaleon” 2016


 

The American People can continue to blindly vote for the winner of 2015-2016 Popularity Contest for their next President, or they can get busy finding the correct person to lead this country. Make no mistake about it, the “media” will attempt everything under the sun to misinform you all the way to the polls, where they pray that you will vote for the person that “they” have pre-selected for you.

The left wing media is every bit as involved in choosing a Republican candidate, as they are in propping up their candidate – Hillary Clinton. The goal of our dear media is to insure they pick a candidate that – at least half of all registered Republicans can’t stomach. That’s easy enough to do, because it’s virtually impossible to get 10 people in a room that will agree on everything. This is the problem! The media and opposing party’s all realize that the Republican party will be looking for the “perfect” candidate, that can never be found!

Republicans think they will boil it down to “the lesser of 2 evils” by the end of the Republican National Convention. What they will ultimately wind up with are the GOP Establishment candidate and the winner of the popularity contest, that has been going on for the previous year and a half. Once the RNC convenes, only a handful of people will remember the previous convention and the shenanigans that took place in order to select the GOP chosen preference. Voila! You got it! Here’s your newest, greatest hope for a better 4 years. A couple of billion dollars down the drain on wasted campaigns, and what we end up with is the GOP and media pick that has always been there from the beginning. Let the celebrations begin over at the DNC Headquarters!

On the outside chance that some citizens get really super patriotic and start agreeing with each other for the betterment of everyone, and elect a candidate that a majority actually agree with – then there’s the election booth and the counting of votes itself to contend with. Does the name Chris McDaniels ring a bell? It’s not always the other party or Al Franken that can steal an election – just ask Harry Reid or W.

In other words, unless the election results in a total landslide victory – there’s no such thing as a fair election anymore. Only the people with “no memory, short memory, or are totally lost behind their rose colored glasses” will feel that this is too cynical, and can’t possibly be true.

So what does the media have in mind for the Republican Party? Let’s go with a Social Conservative as the Democrats will have absolutely no chance of losing in that department. The media can tie the minds of the citizenry with slanted and unbalanced “breaking now” stories for the next 100 years on those subjects alone. Abortion, same sex marriage, religious liberty and illegal immigration have put many liberal democrats in office for decades and a good social conservative wouldn’t have a snowballs chance, in an attempt to out-politic one of these pros. Even the Tea Party could get behind anyone that is against these issues.

Running a social conservative against Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren is like bringing a knife to a gunfight. But a good fight against mainstays of the liberal regime is just too much to resist for those just itching for a battle of wits. Our nation has far too many people that would rather win the battle, than win the war within our own divided country.

The Neofiscapaleon

Let me introduce the Neofiscapaleon (No it’s not an offshoot of Sarah Palin) This brand of Conservative is a combination of Neo, Fiscal and Paleo conservatism.

Fiscal conservatives oppose unnecessary government expenditures, deficits, and government debt. (No, they’re not the same) They take the perspective of the present and future taxpayers, and worry about the possible burden on them. They support balanced budgets!

Neoconservatives believe in a diplomatic foreign policy, stimulating economic growth by lowering taxes and finding alternative ways to deliver public welfare services. Culturally, neoconservatives tend to identify with traditional conservatives, but stop short of providing guidance on social issues
Paleoconservatives emphasize a connection with the past. Like neoconservatives, paleoconservatives tend to be family-oriented, religious-minded and opposed to the vulgarity permeating modern culture. They are also opposed to mass immigration and believe in the complete withdrawal of US military troops from foreign countries.

Until Americans quit worrying about whether the girl next door is dating a Muslim, and her brother is having gay sex with an illegal alien, we will continue on the same path. Not that these issues aren’t important, but little things like government corruption, wars, the IRS and foreign policy matter much more to so many of us. Once our nation slips back into another depression/recession, and the countries that have lost all respect for us continue to kill American citizens at even more alarming rates – who’s sleeping with whom, won’t really matter – will it? Just don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!

We really need to put down the coloring books and get back to business!

Brian Gray

Boots on the Ground?


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So – In your opinion, you feel that America should go back to the Middle East in force, with boots on the ground and defeat ISIS.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Please tell everyone you make such statements to, when you’re leaving!

Oh, I see, you can’t because you have a:

Job

Wife and Family

Husband and Children

A mortgage and car payment

Pregnancy in the family

Or you’re too:

Old

Young

Not trained to fight

Not in good enough shape

Sickly – bad health

Overweight

Perhaps you have religious views that denounce taking another persons life.  Maybe you just don’t’ like the sight of blood.  Do you have a hard time determining who the enemy is because they hide behind old women and children?  Do you think those same women and children would tell you where the enemy were hiding if they weren’t right behind them?  Could it be that you are unwilling to blow up a building used for religious purposes, i.e. Mosque?   (Why not, they’d blow up your church or temple)  Do you shiver at the thought of collateral damage or even know what it is?  Seriously, how do you determine who is innocent and who isn’t?

What’s you’re excuse for not lacing up those boots yourself, and going on over to God knows where, and offering up a piece of your mind?  You’re quick to tell everyone in the cyber world that you feel their neighbors’; friends and kinfolk should do it.

Certainly, you have many reasons why you can’t do it yourself, but that doesn’t stop you from jumping on the bandwagon and letting others do the fighting for you.  If you have heard about ISIS, I know that you have heard about the disgraceful treatment of our returning veterans by the Veterans Administration.  Did you know that veterans that do not come back 100% disabled do not even qualify for dental care?   Do you really think the welcome wagon at the VA is, or will get any better because of the headlines?

Speaking of benefits – can you tell me how you personally or anyone else in the United States will benefit from Americans dying for the people of the Middle East?  You do know how grateful these peoples are for your sacrifice don’t’ you?

Here’s a comforting thought!  The present regime in office is willing to “pink slip” or let go (as in layoff / fire) 90,000 trained men and women and replace them with illegal aliens.  Perhaps you know one of these trained persons that will soon be home and joining the unemployed in your neighborhood.  The real “kicker” is:  It smells like Amnesty, because it is.  However, if you “use” these aliens to die for us, well that just makes it all ok – doesn’t it?  How do you think Abraham, Martin & John would feel about this modern day twist to slavery?

This is kind of like a Temp Agency for war!  It’s ok because if they make it back alive, we will issue them bona fide citizenship for the whole famned damily!  (No dental at the VA though)  The indulgences of our nation never cease because you and I know that we are so extremely grateful for anyone that will take a bullet for us.

Now that this has been identified and we’re all so cocksure of the overriding good faith and benefits to the US – Lets get it on!  I’m behind you, take off, I got your back!  Don’t worry about the terrorist slipping across all of our borders, as they’ll soon be fighting next to you or against you.  God Bless, love ya, mean it!  Thanks!  Don’t get a toothache!

Til the next time I’m floored in disbelief

 

Brian Gray

 

Don’t Blame US – Part Deux


House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy:

 

So many well-intentioned people feel that former Congressman, Dr. Ron Paul was wrong and ignorant for wanting to stop the US Wars.

Lets take a look at that.  Why does anyone think that the US needs to have boots on the ground in countries all around the world?

Dr. Paul says in his opinion that other countries consider our country to be a threat by being there in the first place.

He gives the example of how we would feel if other countries did that to us.

What would be the logical outcome if Russia or China were to build a huge military base in Iraq?  How about Cuba?  Would Americans feel safe if Korea began a base in Mexico?  What if the land owned by China in this country were to be used for Chinese military training?   What happens when China determines it’s in their best interest to have a base in Italy?

Who the hell died and left the United States in charge of the world?  Americans pumped full of patriotism were hell bent about stopping Russia from doing the same things we’re doing across the globe.  We fought off Germany and Japan for trying that same principle.  We fought the Vietnam War, which was really US against Russia and China, and all we accomplished was loss of life.

Is it because we promote the Democratic way that makes us right and them wrong?  Who are we to say what is right for other countries?  Did we not fight a war with England to stop them from telling us how to live our lives and taxing us?  Just because we give out billions of dollars in financial aid: does that give us the right to occupy their lands?

The question is:  What are we occupying their lands for?  Is the answer the same tired old statement that we have a presence there to ebb the flow of communism?  So the old adages that worked on people in the 50′s are supposed to be good reasons for World Dominance?

Heads up!  The world does not want to be dominated!  If they wanted our brand of democracy and someone to tell them what’s right and wrong – they would ask for our help and opinions!  Politicians and school teachers, have been preaching for 60 years about how the world needs us to be a presence globally, lest said countries dissolve into wars and famine.

Now I have to ask you – Who do you think is paying for this world protection?

News-break for you:  The United States Government does not have any money that it does not take first from its citizens!  Those “Bullets Over Baghdad” were all bought with your labor and taxes.  So are the schools and roads and hospitals and anything else that the American government does in its Nation Building quest.  Just how much of a Global Citizen do you want to be?  How much do you desire to pay for this title?  Are you more of a global citizen than the people of Switzerland and how does that make you feel?

Did they ever teach you in school that if you pay attention, work hard and keep your mouth shut, that you can grow up to be a productive member of society and PAY to make the world a safer place?  How much time have you spent in consideration that it is your tax dollars that are protecting oil fields in the Middle East so that other nations can have easier access to oil at a lower price per gallon?  Did you ever think that your own children would attend a substandard school while your tax dollars built new schools in another country?  Should your son die to protect the rights of Omar from being violated by Mohammed!  Thats a very graphic thought, but what does it take to get Americans to realize that we should not be doing this.

WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY

Why should Americans feel that we need “boots on the ground” in another country to protect our way of life and freedom?
There was once a cartoon that characterized a “salesman” attempting to sell machine guns to a Roman general in front of the generals tent.  In the background it was clear that the Roman army was equipped with shields, spears and bows w/arrows.  The caption said:  ”Not now, I have a war to fight.”  That my fellow Americans, is the general thinking of most people when it comes to protecting America.

Withdrawing troops and bases from foreign soil does not mean “Isolationism.”  It does not mean that we as a nation desire to tell the world to go away!  Other countries see the United States as “Bully’s” as opposed to our grand notion that we are there to protect them.  You can argue all you want that they are wrong but it is still their perception that matters in their country.  Sure, there have been crying kids and parents thanking our troops gratefully, in some country that we helped win a battle – after the bombs stopped and the burials began.  How long after the funerals were over do you think that the opinions began to change?  A year, 5-10 years?  How do you think they feel 50 years later?  Just how wrong is Dr. Paul for stating we should pull out of these countries?  After all, it is Americans they are shooting at and not each other.  It is our embassy’s that are getting bombed.  It is our military installations that they attack.  What kind of clue do you need to understand that it is their country and they don’t want us in it?

Therefore, the very strategy of “protecting our interest” has to change.

Have you ever personally witnessed what our military is capable of when we take the handcuffs off?  I have, even though it was 40 years ago.  I have to believe that what was once powerful, is even more so today with technology and much better weapons and planes.  Our navy, with its aircraft carriers sitting miles offshore can do amazing things.  Airplanes flying at the speed of sound can shoot missiles through open windows and return to the safety of the carrier which is guarded by another ship called a Destroyer.  Do we really need 200 military bases when one will suffice?  Do we really need our men and women walking the streets of a combat zone.  How about sitting in a tent or barracks at a military compound waiting on a hostile missile to take them out?  Why? Why? Why?

We have a Secretary of State and many Ambassadors to negotiate with the heads of state of all the world.  There are so many military and world leaders that no one even knows who they are.  Let them do their jobs and quit using the threat of violence in the forms of soldiers walking the streets  to do our bidding and protect us.  We don’t need to lose a life to make a point!  If our leaders can not negotiate a settlement – we sanction them and hold our ground til they do agree.  If that doesn’t work and they take an American life, we send them a present.  That present should be in the form of our advanced technology.  We can send a little technology or a lot of technology, depending on how long it takes to make the point. The present should be delivered from Utah or a carrier located so far off shore that it can’t be seen with binoculars.

Problem solved.

Thats not Isolationism!  Its Protectionism!  Our country’s leaders need to “Say what they mean and mean what they say.”  If they can’t do that, they need to be replaced.  Iran released hostages because they knew Ronald Reagan would not tolerate their actions, the day he came into office.  Our country has to have leaders that other countries respect.  One of our states has road signs that everyone in our nation knows about whether they have ever been there or not.  The signs simply say:  Don’t Mess With Texas.  Texas doesn’t go to other states and flaunt this ideology but everyone knows its there.  I don’t promote scaring the world straight, but I do promote using the technology that we have in a way that saves our nation money and lives.

Instead of putting American sons and daughters in harms way, we should pull back to a safe distance.   Say somewhere in the neighborhood of “Home.”  Take the targets off the backs of our men and women and put them in our country where they can protect American borders.  So far we have done a better job of protecting Iraqi borders than the ones we have in the southwest and California. That doesn’t mean that all immigration should cease either!  It just means that we are going to enforce the laws we have had in place and stop the flow of illegals coming into this nation.  We have to wake up to the realization that it is not just illegal gardeners that are coming across our borders.

Was 9/11 our fault?  HELL NO!  But ask yourself this:

Why did the Islamic Terrorists not fly planes into the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, or Tiananmen Square.  No they specifically wanted to ruin our nation financially (World Trade Center) and send a message to our military by taking out the Pentagon.  Look at the messages they sent during the Clinton administration.  Our nations military needs to come home and quit antagonizing the lunatics located outside our borders.  I would rather send a missile from 100 miles away than shoot at a man from 50 yards. Missiles are just more accurate and besides that “its nothing personal.” just business.

Take the handcuffs off and do the job right!  It makes financial sense and SAVES American lives.

 

Part Deux – because this was originally written and posted in September 2011.  Most considered it a story in support of Ron Paul for President and dismissed it as another “Paulite” piece.  Under present times, with Kevin McCarthy that has just replaced Eric Cantor as the Majority Leader in the House, and is calling for the possibility of sending “boots on the ground” back to Iraq – this article seems to be in need of review.

Brian Gray

6/22/2014

Act Like Winners!


 

What are you going to do if you win?  If the GOP wins the Senate in 2014, let the backstabbing and infighting begin.  This isn’t anything new as it’s been going on since the last tidal wave of new Republican blood came rushing into office.

It’s high time that the Republican Party starts thinking, planning and acting as though they will be leading our nation in a few short months.

Will John Boehner continue as our country’s Speaker of the House or will he and his white flag of surrender be voted out in favor of someone more conservative?  Now that Eric Cantor has bitten the dust for being a chameleon on immigration, who are we going to have that will do the job if Boehner is put on the shelf by his colleagues?

What about the Senate Majority Leader?  It’s fairly evident that the People and its conservative base do not want Mitch McConnell in this position.  This new set of national leaders had better start filling in the citizens of this country as to just what they’re about to vote for.  Otherwise the liberal media will put their spin on the future under the Republican Party leadership, before they even get the chance to speak.  Then, as usual, it will be Republicans defending a position instead of leading.  If Republicans allow the media to “define” them, they may never get the chance to begin with.

The House Speaker and Senate Majority Leader positions are not a “given” position. Seniority does play a big part in who will be pushed to the forefront for their crony and good old boy votes.  There is a list of Senators with seniority at Wikipedia that would scare the hell out of all young Conservatives.

Here’s what it looks like from the seniority and Peoples Point of View:

·      Orrin Hatch – dislikes tea party and part of R divide

·      Thad Cochoran – may be unseated and not available,

·      Chuck Grassley – has some potential and recognizes tea party

·      Mitch McConnell – is not very well thought of by tea party folks

Richard Shelby – They don’t even like him in Alabama

That rounds out your Top 5 in seniority and coming up next is John (Juan) McCain!

Now for the Real Young Guns:  These are the headline making upstarts that give good speeches and win the hearts of Tea Party folks across the land.

·      Ted Cruz – May run for POTUS – irritates all RINO politicians

·      Rand Paul – May run for POTUS – irritates some Tea Partiers on immigration

·      Mike Lee – The most logical choice that the Tea Party will appreciate

It is becoming imperative that the Old Guard and the Young Guns put down their weapons and figure out how to give the People what they have voted for.

Citizens are voting for REAL CHANGE this time and I have a few questions that a lot of people are asking:

Are you ready to win or will you be standing their stunned when it gets thrown into your lap?  You know that Hatch, is waiting and McConnell may win, but they’re not the Conservative Dream Team that Conservatives would like to see steering this ship.

Approaching the tee, we now have Grassley, Shelby and McCain coming in for their approach shots!  No way!  You know that the Tea Party is going to fight you for sure there.

Recognize this:  Your party may win in a landslide (that’s what we’re praying for) and then you think that you’re going to give us a brand new RINO to lead us.  Our nation will still be divided and you can expect an incumbent bloodbath in 2016 and 2018.

Believe it or not, the Tea Party got you here. It’s time to please the People for a change!  We didn’t work our butts off, so that you could play the usual PAC money games and snuggle up with a lobbyist while the new guys are trying to find their desk.

Which Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader will champion the undoing of all the things Tea Party voters are angry about?  Whether the Republican Party is ready to admit it or not, it is the grass roots tea party movement that has brought them to this point.  Americans want Real Change and not a group of old RINO’s that pretend to be for the people and then vote against their desires because they think no one knows what they’re doing.

The People are concerned about a lot more, than just illegal aliens.  If Republicans gain the majority in both houses, they better figure out real quickly how they’re going to deal with the economy.  Say NO one more time to all the unemployed and see what happens to your job in 2 to 4 more years!

It’s on you now Bubba – with a majority, you’re the ones at risk of the entire nations ire, concerning that Economy thing.  It will be equally as bad if you start the Obama blame game and lay it at Harry Reid’s feet.  Conservatives didn’t like it when Obama and Reid pulled that crap on Bush and it won’t wash this cycle either.  You win now and start taking the heat immediately.  No, the people will not be patient, they will expect results to start pouring in asap – so be ready.

After you figure out who will be the Senate Majority Leader and if Boehner will be replaced, you better offer up a REAL candidate for the Oval Office, to work with.  Your constituents will be looking for someone with the knowledge and skills of a Newt Gingrich, the brains and morals of a Mitt Romney and the balls of a Sarah Palin.

Our economy is a real wreck with a few million that will need continued help with unemployment after Nov. 30th.  I haven’t heard anyone state anything but the obvious about national debt, and nothing concerning what they would do to keep Americans housed and eating.

On the issue of jobs – well the Republican Party had better find a way to get them back from China, Indonesia, India and South America, or they will become the biggest losers in a very short period.  Get your solutions ready!

We the People have worked tirelessly for you in order for you to be in your jobs.  We have believed in you and we have gone to war with half the people in this nation to elect you.

ACT LIKE YOU CAN WIN! – and, know what you’re going to do after November 2014.

 

Brian Gray

Hope for the Unemployed


 

Finally – some Hope is starting to raise its head!  We now have talks and meetings underway at the White House concerning the issue of the “long term unemployed”.  While I am overrun with glee at the mere mention of this subject in a serious atmosphere, I am also dismayed that the age group most hard hit by the subject (the over age 40 workers) was not specifically identified.  However, that may just be an oversight in definition or as obvious as the need to breath air.  The below referenced articles contain snippets from the articles, but for those truly interested in their entirety, you can click on the links at the end to read the full story.

 

I have been a concerned advocate for the Unemployed and most recently blogged about what to do concerning the veterans and all people over the age of 50.  Having spent the majority of my life in the sales arena, I learned a long time ago that you cannot receive until you ask.  The amazing thing to me is that 2 days later, I find 2 articles in the mainstream media with a topic of importance, which very well may lead to some form of relief.  All I need to say is check it out and continue to pray that the topics receive the needed legislation to deliver millions of Americans back to some form of normality in their lives.

 

Also, I’d like to give a sincere shout out to President Barack Obama for his efforts on behalf of so many people.  (I’ve never said that before and it feels good)

 

Obama asks CEOs for help hiring long-term unemployed

That includes doing away with candidate-screening methods that disqualify applicants based on their current employment status. It also means ensuring that jobs ads don’t discourage unemployed workers from applying.

 

Companies are less likely to hire people who haven’t used their skills in months or wonder why another employer hasn’t already snatched them up.

How are they going to know the answer if they screen them out and never interview these people?  Some people have very legitimate answers to these gaps but suffer the consequences of this type of screening and discrimination.

 

In the past, Obama has supported legislation in Congress that would make it illegal for employers to discriminate based on one’s employment status or history.

“In terms of legislation. Let’s face it: That’s not going to happen,” Sperling said. http://fxn.ws/1ih3RRN

 

Big Companies Join Obama in Initiative to Help Long-Term Unemployed

“Folks who’ve been unemployed the longest often have the toughest time getting back to work,” Mr. Obama said at the White House event. “It’s a cruel catch-22 – the longer you’re unemployed, the more unemployable you may seem. Now this is an illusion, but it’s one that, unfortunately, we know statistically is happening out there.”

Those out of work for longer stretches, he said, are just as educated and experienced as newly unemployed.

“Just because you’ve been out of work for a while does not mean that you are not a hard worker,” Mr. Obama said. “Just means you had bad luck or you were in the wrong industry or you lived in a region of the country that’s catching up a little slower than others in the recovery.”

He added, “They just need employers to realize it doesn’t reflect at all on their abilities or their values. It just means they’ve been dealing with the aftermath of this really tough job market and all they need is a fair shot.”

Studies have shown that, deliberately or not, companies tend to look askance at applicants who have been without a job for many months. Researchers at Northeastern University sent out 4,800 fictitious, computer-generated résumés and found that those from people out of work for six months or longer rarely got responses.

Similarly, scholars from the University of Toronto, Yale University and the University of Chicago sent 12,000 invented résumés to more than 3,000 job openings found online. Of those reporting that they had been out of work for a month, 7 percent were offered interviews; of those who were said to be out of work for eight months, just 4 percent were called for interviews.

Executives were invited to the White House in May (2013) to discuss the matter, and over the summer, the administration began drafting a set of “best practices” to change employers’ screening processes.

“Many C.E.O.’s had just not thought about the issue,” Mr. Sperling said.

In addition to hosting some of the participating executives on Friday, Mr. Obama signed an executive memorandum instructing the federal government to abide by the same practices. And he announced that the Labor Department would direct another $150 million to partnerships that help workers develop needed skills.

http://nyti.ms/1ihZB4n

 

 

 

In Defense of Obama


Obama’s Defense

 

I still find it difficult to understand how people that are intelligent enough to write articles about Obama’s corruption, un-intelligently still believe that Obama is smart enough to do this by himself.  No one ever bothers to speak about the Legislative Branches of our government and how our own Constitutional setup forbids the things that they write about.  Therefore, everything that Obama is blamed for had to have been ok’d by the House Speaker and Senate Majority Leader.  Who are the armies of attorney’s that consult with people like Harry Reid, John Boehner, Axelrod, Jarrett, and Holder? (To name a few)  Is John Boehner totally in the dark as to when these “think tanks” get together and conceive the atrocious government actions that they get away with?  Why is it that all we ever hear about, are sound bites of some Republican Senator or House Member bitching about what “just happened” as if they did not know about it prior to being broadcast in the media?  Let’s “water board” the entire Republican Party, and find out what they know!  (We may be disappointed)  The Democrats have created a “wave of irresponsibility” in which no one gets fired or answers for their actions, and the Republicans are riding it like a California beach bum.

 

The “uninformed voters” and the rest of America’s citizens have been sold down the Mississippi River by the foxes and the guard dogs that were hired to protect us.  The spine of America wasn’t broken – it “atrophied” into the giant parasitic jellyfish that it has become.  Many Americans, – Liberals included, knew that Obama was / is a fraud, but succumbed to the media and found it more fashionable and safe to keep their revolutionary thoughts to themselves.  Today’s social media is no match for yesterday’s street rioters and brave patriots that marched on DC to attempt to halt corruption.  Hell, many people will not even agree that corruption is happening because they get their opinions handed to them by the old PRAVDA styled media that has reborn itself in our “once great nation”.

 

I stopped blaming Obama years ago and instead have watched (daily) in amazement at the passiveness of our citizens.  Not a single day goes by in which Republicans and Democrats have premeditatedly and with bipartisan cooperation, assaulted the freedoms and people of our country.  Our nation of zombie citizens are so numb to these assaults that you can light a fire under their asses, but they will not feel it, and many will not even recognize the flames.

 

Sadly,

 

Brian

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