The Dangers Of Not Remembering Al Qaeda Is A Modern Hydra

This story is eerily similar to the real life Mid-Eastern situation.

Dear Senator

Correspondence

I wish my letters to Senators were as eloquent as this man’s.
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April 3, 2013
Senator Patty Murray
Senator Maria Cantwell
Washington, DC, 20510
Dear Senator:
I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important – honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.
Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.
Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America’s answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the “perfumed princes and princesses” of our country.
In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. “Obama Care,” a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it, substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.
You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one percenters,” consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. Individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).
You understand very well the only two rules you need to know –
(1) How to get elected, and
(2) How to get re-elected.
And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called “safety net” has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps – pretty much all Democratic voters – and the program is absolutely rife with fraud with absolutely no congressional oversight?
I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.
As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 – 1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” I’m only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?
While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.
As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me “You’ll just have to take a pill,” while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator, while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.
The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares. This letter will, however, go online where many others will have the chance to read one person’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.
I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $17 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.
My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy this country I deeply love and put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off, while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power. For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare bring it up.
Sincerely,
Bill Schoonover
3096 Angela Lane
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance.” ~ Cicero, 55 BC

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Thank you Joanie Lieb

A Pledge to My Country-America the Beautiful

Monument Valley Near Kayenta, Arizona

Monument Valley Near Kayenta, Arizona

PLEDGE TO MY COUNTRY-AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

 

My sister recently said to me, “Sister, you need to smell the flowers”

How can I, when the world has me soured

When I awake everyday I am disgusted when I read

About our country selling us out, dirty politicians aiming to succeed

Corporations, lobbyists, the rich and powerful offer bribes

So our congress passes laws for us to acquiesce and imbibe

To give our jobs away, let illegals stay, raise the taxes for the average man

Bad globalization pacts, Anti-American acts, allow the pollution of our land

No regulations on banks, or for our gas tanks

No protections for the elderly, disabled, our veterans, but for all that is wrong

Give all the rights to non-Americans who don’t belong

Yet our veterans who fight for the land of the free

Are homeless, jobless, sick, and diseased

They come home traumatized, limbless, many in coffins

Troops, dying, all too often

Provisions are given to all who don’t embrace our nation

And then when they abuse us, we give them salvation

But for our troops who die to protect us, their lives they invest

Their families aren’t cared for so their souls can rest

Our leaders take our pensions, social security, our homes, and healthcare

They’ll take the entire American Dream and leave our cupboards bare

How far can the greed and power go?

Enough to crush the peoples’ hearts and souls

We have reached a threshold and it’s time to fight

We’ll clean up this country

With mind, muscle, and might

Let the people vote on and control the issues at hand

It’s the only way for us to save our great land

No more power for the leaders and lobbyists to wield

We’ll take back our country before our fate is sealed

We’ll ban corporations, banks, those who do us wrong

Our plight will take courage and sacrifice, but before long

We’ll show them that corruption is not welcome anymore

Enforced ethics and laws will be at the very core

No more loopholes, scams, immoral shams

No more wrongs that are righted

No more “I don’t give a damns”

No more people afraid to speak what is true

Americans are offended, whoever doesn’t like it, the exit is there for you

You will respect this country, and treat it with good manners

We will not tolerate spitting on or burning our flag and banners

 

We’ll show them the Power of “We the People”

Our strength coming from unity

God, prayers, he does keep all

I’m tired of being sickened and I don’t want to cry

Instead, I want relief and when I exhale a sigh

I want it to be one of happiness and joy, a smile on my face

For my America is restored, my home, my place

I want to hold my hand over my heart and pledge my allegiance with pride

With my fellow Americans standing by my side

My fellow Patriots, happiness we again feel

The fruit of our labor, America is healed!

So, one day again when my sister does relay

“Sister, you need to smell the flowers,” I will turn to her and say

The smell of violets, lilies, and roses emanating in the air

The sweet chords of a violin, playing for me to hear

The mountains, valleys, and oceans of my beautiful country are in my sight

The taste of victory in my mouth for we have won the great fight…

 

Written by: Kathleen Kessel

You may contact Kathleen at

http://www.SaveAmericaAlliance.com

Wisdom From a Vet

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My Flag Flies Everyday

SEMPER FI
Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again.
This was written by a USMC Vet.
(I can’t argue with any of it. Passing it along as it was received.)
The Marine wrote:
The American Dream ended (on November 6th, 2012) in Ohio. The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled, and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind.
A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays, Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the “forever needy,” the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other “fellow travelers” have ended Norman Rockwell’s America.
The Cocker Spaniel is off the front porch… The Pit Bull is in the back yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and Chicago shyster, David Axelrod, along with international Socialist George Soros will be pulling the strings on their beige puppet to bring us Act 2 of the New World Order.
Our side ran two candidates who couldn’t even win their own home states, and Chris Christie helped Obama over the top with a glowing “post Sandy” tribute that elevated the “Commander-in-Chief” to Mother Teresa status. (Aside: with the way the polls were run, he didn’t need any help!)
People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will never again comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage, and our traditions without a shot being fired.
You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take Zealots, not moderates and shy not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.
Those who come after us will have to risk their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to “white guilt” and political correctness…
An American Veteran.
Semper-Fi

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Thanks Jim for sending this along. It is a poignant piece written by a Patriot.

The Operating Room of the Future – InSightec – Dr. Kobi Vortman Technion Alumnus

Remember “Bones” in the TV series Star Trek. He used a device the size of a smart phone to fix most diseases and injuries. This video shows a process that is headed in that direction.

The Operating Room of the Future – InSightec – Dr. Kobi Vortman Technion Alumnus.

Just wondering..

Insightful piece of wisdom for all of us.

Just Cruisin 2

Sometimes we sit and wonder while at other times we
just shake our heads. And since I have a welder and
know how to use it some people think welders can fix
anything. News flash! The welders of America cannot
fix stupid.

machete

Case in point, early this past Saturday three men
were attacked by a machete welding madman in New York
City. We didn’t hear anything about it on TV
nor have any groups got irate and demanded machete
registration.

At least 4 people were shot yesterday in
Chicago and at least 15 since noon Friday.
So far it looks like only one fatality.
Where is the uproar about gun control?

Oh, we forgot, Chicago has some of the strictest
gun control laws in the country already. Why is it
that nobody is screaming for an overhaul of the gun
controls we now have since they aren’t working?

And we…

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