Friday, September 14, 2012
Why Is Obama Skipping More Than Half Of His Daily Intelligence Meetings?
President Obama is touting his foreign policy experience on the campaign trail, but startling new statistics suggest that national security has not necessarily been the personal priority the president makes it out to be. It turns out that more than half the time, the commander in chief does not attend his daily intelligence meeting. Washington Post
Did you really think he was doing his job? Let's face it, what good is an intelligence meeting if you don't care about National Security? Our fear of terrorism is giving government more control and allowing our rights to be taken away, why would they want to stop it?
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'Why Should I Care' About
Death Of Ambassador Stevens
by Warner Todd Huston
Huffington Post contributor Sharmine Narwani took the occasion of the murder of our ambassador to Libya to launch into an anti-American diatribe that culminated in her asking why she is supposed to care about Ambassador Chris Stevens' death or that of the other two killed with him.
Sharmine Narwani, who is also a correspondent for Al Jezeera and an associate at St Antony's College, Oxford University, took to her Twitter account on Wednesday after it was reported that Ambassador Stevens was murdered by a rioting Islamist crowd in Benghazi, Libya.
"100s of 1,000s of Arabs & Muslims slaughtered by American troops. Tell me again why I should care about whatshisname-plus-three?" Full article at Breitbart.com
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Principal Sees Racism in Peanut Butter
An Oregon grade school principal suggested that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches might be racially and culturally offensive.
“What about Somali or Hispanic students who might not eat sandwiches?” said Verenice Gutierrez in an interview with the Portland Tribune.
Gutierrez, principal of Harvey Scott K-8 School, was being interviewed about the school district’s equity training program designed to narrow the achievement gap. The newspaper said she “picks up on the subtle language of racism every day” and used the peanut butter sandwich to illustrate her point. Read more: Fox News
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Utter and complete idiocy! This is just one example of where education in America is going.
I do not want my children indoctrinated into a world where they are worried about eating a peanut butter sandwich because it might be racially or culturally offensive.
Celebrate our differences, our diverse cultures! What happened to the American freedom message of: "if you respect my culture, I'll respect yours"?
What's next, ban French fries, Italian dressing and Greek salads because they offend a child's culture?
Does anyone really believe meaningful instruction and education is possible in a politically correct environment? We would have to throw out numerous subjects of education, including American and world history, foreign languages, ect...
Let people be themselves. Start educating and stop feeding the black hole of political correctness, it just creates more distraction, division, confusion and ultimately, isolation.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
From long familiarity, we know what honor is. It is what enables the individual to do right in the face of complacency and cowardice. It is what enables the soldier to die alone, the political prisoner to resist, the singer to sing her song, hardly appreciated, on a side street.
Mark Helprin, American Novelist and Writer
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A Constitutional lesson from Davy Crockett, Alamo defender and Tennessee congressman from 1827 to 1831. Excerpts from "Not Yours To Give."
Crocket never thought about the consequences of his vote in Congress in regards to the U.S. Constitution. He just considered it an act of compassion. It makes perfect sense to me!
Monday, September 10, 2012
Adopting a new tone, Mitt Romney on Sunday said he would retain elements of President Obama’s health care overhaul, blamed Republicans as much as Democrats for the “mistake” of agreeing to automatic cuts in military spending and said Mr. Obama’s national security strategy had made America in “some ways safer.”
“I’m not getting rid of all of health care reform,” Mr. Romney said, while emphasizing that he planned to replace the president’s plan with his own. “There are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I’m going to put in place. ” New York Times
Highlights and italics added above by Denney Crane
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Now that he's the Republican nominee for president, his message is changing. For all the American
puppetspeople who thought he was for repealing Obamacare and less government (spending & control), this should tell the future of both if he's elected.
Let's go ahead and gut America now instead of drawing it out with a Republican agenda, which is just a slower move in the same direction...
By David Shukman
Science Editor, BBC News
Scientists in the Arctic are warning that this summer's record-breaking melt is part of an accelerating trend with profound implications.
The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) is at the forefront of Arctic research and its international director, Kim Holmen, told the BBC that the speed of the melting was faster than expected.
"It is a greater change than we could even imagine 20 years ago, even 10 years ago," Dr Holmen said.
"And it has taken us by surprise and we must adjust our understanding of the system and we must adjust our science and we must adjust our feelings for the nature around us."
During a visit to the port, one of the scientists involved, Dr Edmond Hansen, told me he was "amazed" at the size and speed of this year's melt.
"As a scientist, I know that this is unprecedented in at least as much as 1,500 years. It is truly amazing - it is a huge dramatic change in the system," Dr Hansen said.
"This is not some short-lived phenomenon - this is an ongoing trend. You lose more and more ice and it is accelerating - you can just look at the graphs, the observations, and you can see what's happening."
Read entire article at BBC News
Here's my take on the issue...but as always, I reserve the right to be wrong! The easiest quick-fix that would solve many short-term problems is switching from gasoline and diesel to natural gas. Some of the benefits include: I am not asking anyone to agree with me. Although, I do recommend you investigate this and other related phenomena for yourself. No one cares what you or I, either one, think or believe unless we can show evidence or research that may validate our position.
Average American stance: Jimmy Crackcorn and I don't care as long as my Bud Lite stays ice cold and you don't interfere with my weekends.
Even though I don't consider myself a tree hugger, there look to be several possible results in the earth's ecological equation that may include the following:
I believe 3 of the main reasons it's not a top priority here in America are:
Ignorance is not a productive basis to formulate one's system of beliefs...but you can always resort to name calling if it makes you feel better.
The easiest quick-fix that would solve many short-term problems is switching from gasoline and diesel to natural gas. Some of the benefits include:
I am not asking anyone to agree with me. Although, I do recommend you investigate this and other related phenomena for yourself. No one cares what you or I, either one, think or believe unless we can show evidence or research that may validate our position.