WOW!

We just gave the Taliban, an organization we have been fighting for twenty years, a complete army of equipment. All we can hope is that they are too stupid to operate it. Fat chance of them being stupid. They have maintained a pretty good fight for twenty years without fancy equipment so they must know something. The Chinese have copied all of our stuff and are smart enough to learn from it. Since we don’t make too many things in America anymore we sub it to China for manufacture. That gives them a pretty formidable war machine. Not only do they have the people to fight, but they have enough people left over to make more fighting stuff.

I’ve told this story before but it bears repeating. When I traveled to Singapore for my Company I was commissioned to to learn if the Singaporeans had the capability to make the molds we used to make our products. I fully expected to find Barney and Fred Simpson banging on metal with a stone hammer and a crude chisel. What I learned is that they were using more sophisticated CNC machine equipment than we had. And because they had to learn fast they trained young men from high school to operate the machines. Within a very short time these youngsters were making molds as good as we could with Tool and Die makers who went through years of apprenticeship to become tool makers. Because our guys were so well trained in making things manually, they commanded huge salaries. The Singaporean machinist who only had to learn how to run computer controlled machine made considerable less.

Fortunately the owner of our company did not trust the Chinese for a second and would not allow anything as critical as our main product molds be made in China. I do remember President Bill Clinton being accused of trading secret aircraft technology with them for what I don’t remember. I was so incensed by this knowledge that it didn’t matter to me what we got from the Chinese. Our company leader had a philosophy that he developed and paid for all of his proprietary equipment. He believed his competitors should have to do the same. Why gift them with the information they need to beat us? The same goes for our giving the Taliban anything other than a lack of American military to kill. They can all go to their version of hell as far as I am concerned, and we should all think the same way.

It Doesn’t Make Any Sense

It blows my mind as to why we are proceeding to self annihilate as a country. Who in his right mind would fight a war which we were winning for over twenty years, and then decide we’ve had enough? So much so, that we decide to abandon, and donate our entire military weaponry to the enemy. Did we do this because we thought perhaps the Taliban was losing so badly that we would level the playing field? There is no doubt in my mind that we will be back in Afghanistan again, and probably a lot sooner than we think. OpentheBooks.com has stated that the U.S. spent three hundred million dollars a day during the twenty years we spent trading bullets with the Afghanis.

If it were up to me the surface of Afghanistan would look like the surface of the moon with lots of craters. No civilization on Earth is worth spending that kind of money on to try and save them from themselves. Maybe we should have spent the money building a fence around the country to keep the inmates inside. They would be free to subjugate their own people, cutting off their heads to have fun.

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Lessons Learned From Life

I’ve learned….That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

 I’ve learned….That when you’re in love, it shows.

 I’ve learned ….That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day.

 I’ve learned….That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

 I’ve learned….That being kind is more important than being right.

 I’ve learned….That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

 I’ve learned….That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in any other way.

 I’ve learned….That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

 I’ve learned….That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

 I’ve learned….That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

 I’ve learned….That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

 I’ve learned….That money doesn’t buy class

 I’ve learned….That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

 I’ve learned…That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

 I’ve learned….That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

 I’ve learned….That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

 I’ve learned….That love, not time, heals all wounds.

 I’ve learned….That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

 I’ve learned….That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

 I’ve learned….That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

 I’ve learned….That life is tough, but I’m tougher.

 I’ve learned….That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

 I’ve learned…That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

 I’ve learned….That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

 I’ve learned….That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

 I’ve learned….That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

 I’ve learned….That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, you’re hooked for life

 I’ve learned…That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.

 I’ve learned….That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

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