Paying Unexpected Bills

After the president’s speech last night, you would think that things are really good here in the U.S.  But, he apparently doesn’t watch polls or read much.  The following article from the Wall Street Journal has a slightly different view on the financial state of the average American.

Paying Unexpected Bills




Police Tactics and American Views

I know that some people are saying, “Enough already!  We’ve got it.  The police are the good guys and they have a dangerous job.”  But the American public do not see how easy it is to get killed on a ‘simple call‘.  They don’t connect that danger to police tactics.  Instead, they believe the police are too often being officious.  “Why do you have your hand on your gun?”, a typical remark from someone at a police call.

Watch the following news report and you will get an idea of how easy it is to get killed on the job.  Because this rookie didn’t use good tactics, he allowed a ‘suspect’ to keep his hands in his pockets — where a gun resided.  Unfortunately, it meant the end of the cop’s life.

Police camera shows final moments of Flagstaff officer


Islam and The Muslim Brotherhood in America

Although some of the American public are aware that the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) exists within the U.S., no one seems to question ‘why’?

Let’s face it, if for example, Ronald Reagan were currently president of the U.S., do you really believe we’d be seeing photo-ops with MB representatives behind him on TV?  No way!!

However, Obama embraces these people as consultants to him.!?  If he is the brilliant man that his followers say, would he not see through any un-American people behind him?  If actions speak louder than words, what does this tell us?  It should be clear, that he supports the radical Islamic group — the Muslim Brotherhood.

Although there isn’t an outcry for him to make the Whitehouse devoid of these people, much less their consulting, we now have Muslim countries telling us to get them out of our government!!

Please read the following article telling how multiple countries are warning us to change directions — before it is too late.

Egypt Warns of Muslim Brotherhood Organizations in U.S.

Toward a Peaceful Revolution

The following text is an excerpt from one of Ron Paul’s newsletters on his website.  The actual commentary is much longer, but his rant goes a little over the top for me.  (However for a libertarian, I guess he’s spot on..?)  The following is more of a prognostication for 2015 on how we will proceed with addressing our current problems here in America.

Toward a Peaceful Revolution

Authoritarianism has overtaken our economic system as the welfare mentality takes over at every level of government. Once the initiation of force by government is accepted by the people, even minimally, it escalates and involves every aspect of society. The only question that remains is just who gets to wield the power to distribute the largess to their friends and chosen beneficiaries. It’s a recipe for steady growth of the government at the expense of liberties, even if official documents and laws written to limit government power are in place. Planting even small seeds of monopoly power in the hands of a few people in government, whether democratically elected or not, will always metastasize like a cancer. This was Jefferson’s concern when he advised that “[t]he tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time.” He believed the people must warn the rulers that taking up arms against the government is legitimate if the government fails to protect the people’s liberty.

This should be a consideration. But if the spirit of liberty is not alive and well in the hearts and minds of the people, violence alone against the government will not be a solution. History has shown that, more often than not, people who rebel against abusive governments, whether run by kings or modern day dictators, do not gain much — overthrowing one dictator and replacing him with another just as bad.

A clear understanding of the nature and source of liberty is required for revolutions to be beneficial. Restraining the few who thrive on the use of force to rule over us is the challenge. Fortunately they are outnumbered by those who would choose liberty yet lack the will to challenge the humanitarian monsters who gain support from naive and apathetic citizens. All positive revolutions must be philosophic in nature to make a difference. Violence alone achieves nothing.

Before we can actually restore our liberties, we most likely will have to become a lot less free and much poorer. This is sad since correct and workable answers are available to us if only the people understood them and demanded liberty and honesty, rather than being dependent on excessive government power and believing the false promises of politicians.

Even with the problems we face today and the bleak outlook for the coming year there’s much to encourage us. During this next year there will be the continuation of many more people recognizing the failure of government to create peace and prosperity. More widespread understanding of this truth is required in order to bring about a successful revolution.

The freedom movement, especially with many young people involved, will grow in numbers and influence.

Current monetary policy and the Federal Reserve will continue to lose credibility, especially with the next bailout. Although “too big to fail” will stay in place, it will further alienate Main Street America causing it to rebel against the system.

The real problem of course is that too many “stupid people” are IN our government and have high visibility on the major TV networks. There will be plenty of people, not officially associated with government, who will rebel against various governments around the world. The sentiments supporting secession, jury nullification, nullification of federal laws by state legislatures, and a drive for more independence from larger governments will continue.

We should not be discouraged. Enlightenment is not nearly as difficult to achieve as it was before the breakthrough with Internet communications occurred.  Besides we must remember that “an idea whose time has come” cannot be stopped by armies, demagogues, politicians, or even Fox News or MSNBC. The time has come for the ideas of liberty to prevail. I smell progress. Let’s make 2015 a fun year for LIBERTY.

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U.S. Economic Recovery by County

We listen to the news daily and hear how our economy is recovering fast and that our nation should be booming shortly.  Based on what you ask?  Jobs of course.  Or should I say a smaller number of people unemployed.

The question is, where are all of those jobs coming from?  Could oil drilling have anything to do with it?  Oh yeah.  Check out the chart below showing where the economic growth (recovery) is located in the U.S.  (The darker the color, the greater the growth — i.e., blue.)

(Image via NACo)

Oddly enough that growth just happens to be in the same areas where all of the oil drilling is currently located..?!  Imagine that!?  Now what happens if that growth were killed by a reduction in drilling?  Where would all of the U.S. growth be?!

Lower gasoline prices are nice, but there’s a cost of them being too low.  What I am hearing is that if this reduction in oil pricing continues for longer than six months, there will be a job price to pay for that lower pricing.  What a predicament.!?




Religion of Hate

A good number of things are happening today that I seriously doubt would have happened just a few years ago.  It is easy to categorize many of those actions under one title — evil.  There are just too many things happening today that cannot be explained except for they are almost all motivated by hate.  And hate is within the category of evil.  Evil loves hate.  Love hates evil.

Watch part of the following video and ask yourself, is this not evil?  Is it not motivated by hate?  Yet today our government often refuses to label these actions for what they are — evil perpetrated by hateful Muslims.  It’s all I can do to not hate those who do these things.

Muslim Retaliation.?!