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I must admit that I have been waiting for one of Gaius’s thoughtful posts to liven things up but I understand the rigors of the daily grind and children, so I’ll give you a rounding of what is happening in the news.
LoCo wants to close 4 schools they own outright, which will save 2 million a year in operating costs. Meanwhile, 68+million will go to LCPS for fiscal year 2015. The tax rate went down .05 cents and my assessment went up 100k. That means it will only cost me another $1,000 in taxes. What a deal. And they have cut back many services in savings already. Hmm. Where is that Silver Line?
–Fast&Furious……crickets.
–Benghazi……crickets.
–IRS……crickets.
–NSA……crickets.
–Immigration reform…Dem….active.
–Equal pay for women….Dem….active.
–Koch brothers…..Dem….active.
–Bloomberg 50 million towards curtailing gun rights….Dem….new.
–Holder and Obama targeted with racism…..Dem….active.
–ObamaCare……GOP….semi-active (becoming obscure with diversions)
We have a guy feeding cows on federal land who won’t pay the Feds grazing rights. It got heated and civilians are toe-to-toe with armed Feds. Was getting ugly and not over yet. Meantime Putin is land grabbing more of the old USSR while everyone else in the world wags fingers. Ever notice that when big wars bring down aggressors, that nations go into downsizing mode with their military. The focus changes and the eye goes off the ball. During that period of non-focus, aggressors re-emerge upon the scene. Isn’t what keeps them in check are strong military nations at the ready?
Gas is up right when I am getting ready to go fishing. Why are we spending $2 for crop and processing to make $1 of ethanol, just so we can continue to ruin the internal combustion engines that use it? And food is going up. We feed ourselves and others with wheat and corn staple, yet there isn’t enough because of what is wasted as “alternate fuel”. If we took the same amount of corn and distilled it, we could save money, have less vehicles on the road and feel good about being anally raped. I guess being drunk has advantages and savings too. But, heh, ALL food is up. Steak is up (because they feed them corn I guess). I see new taxes on all my utility bills. What’s up with that? What is more important:desert turtles (who don’t like solar farms) or smelts that are nothing more than Egret food? Ever notice where many of the supermarket meats come from lately? Do you really like brushing your teeth with toothpaste that comes from the same country of massive pollution and lead paint toys that cause suicide in supervisors?
And we don’t need another 4 years of a woman president. It has been too long since we had balls in the White House. And we need more testicles in Congress too. A poster here thinks we need to build locally politically and move up. I agree, but I also agree that with a good role model at the top working down that you meet in the middle and get there twice as fast.
Out of all this news (or lack there of), that situation in Nevada with the cows has got my focus. The guy is wrong in his understanding of things. Should it have gotten out of hand? Yes, because the government is involved and that has rallied the people. The underlying theme here is freedom from government and in this case it doesn’t matter if the issue is right or wrong. It is a cause for the people and it will escalate. Could be the beginning of the people’s revolution. Someone is going to die and then all bets are off. Citizens have reached their breaking point and need a circumstance. I’ll be fishing and watching. If need be I might need to extend my vacation and visit the southwest although I’m pretty sure the uprising will come to a neighborhood near me in time. Until then I’ll be starving, going broke with taxes and healthcare. If you feel for my plight and to keep me off the government dole, you may send contributions to me here at NVTH. I promise that any excess funds will be used to buy more worthwhile things…….like bullets.

The news is mundane: low interest rates, economy not growing, no “grand bargain” in sight, IRS scandal going nowhere, other scandals on back burner, lack of public caring on what is happening with the government (since nothing EVER gets traction or resolve), blah, blah blah. I really can’t blame you because I am also dismayed. All anyone wants to think about is the 2014 elections and how to hide (re: not worry about taking care of business issues now but hope that a change in Congress will miraculously make everything right) our current woes and issues. One citizen acted with grave results.

A woman from Michigan has died in the Syrian civil war. She converted to Islam, married (and divorced) an Arab immigrant, shunned the needs of her children and went to fight in opposition of the Assad regime. Why? Her opposition could have been voiced in many ways without ever leaving home and abandoning her children. I guess she felt so strongly about this that she wanted to be “physically” involved. Good for her. I can appreciate a steadfast dedication and devotion to a cause. Funny thing is, she is not of middle eastern heritage–just an Islamic convert. One would think that those immigrants from the middle east would be more apt to go physically fight. Better there than here. I just wish a trend would start where middle easterners in this country would go to their home or neighboring countries and fight for freedom on THAT soil. It took a vagina to show others they have no balls. It took an American of converted faith to show a devotion that others born of faith and region are too cowardly to commit. I would have respect of those of the Islamic faith if they were willing to fight for their faith overseas. Islamic Freedom Fighters unite and go do battle overseas where the action is. Allah will reward you handsomely.

It is all still new and unravelling. At least 2 bombs exploded along the finish line of the marathon. There are possibly more unexploded bombs that have been detonated by control. Possibly another bomb that went off at the JFK library, still to be determined. At this point, 2 known dead with injuries reaching 60 plus as is being reported.

I have been to the marathon many times but only at the start in Hopkinton. We partied at a friend’s house which is right at the start line and in that town, with all the participants including the handicapped racers, sign in, families and onlookers, it is a throng of which you cannot walk anywhere from an hour before the race, on. Being a small town with residential everywhere, had this occurred at the start, I believe the injuries would have been of a much higher number. It is quite an event.

We don’t know if this is foreign or domestic terror but it is terror to be sure. That there was no advance intel makes it that much scarier. Supposedly there is someone of interest being held at this time. As the investigation unfolds, more details will be available. What I hope doesn’t happen but fear will is, those that take a sensational event such as this to promote an agenda to curtail American’s freedoms for the sake of “feeling good”. We first need to know what happened and how. As usual, PEOPLE caused this tragedy, not bombs. If you must pursue this line of reasoning now, let’s talk about making terrorism illegal.

Those in the know will look at this picture and scratch their heads. I won’t tell you what I see wrong. Rather, I want you to tell me what YOU see wrong. Regardless the article, this isn’t about sequestration or anything to do with lack of funding. I will give you a couple of easy hints: there are between 11 and 14 active nuclear carriers in the fleet and this appears to have happened because Congress wouldn’t confirm Hagel as Sec. of Defense, and Obama was left without one at the time (so he tells us).

I will post 3 scary issues facing us today. One I am very familiar with. You can pick and choose which one scares you the most. All 3 worry me greatly.

Iran is a terrorist nation. It is building a nuclear device and is aided in both its refining of nuclear material and rocketry by another terrorist nation, North Korea. Both hate the U.S. and feel our government weak. Not a good thing. Sanctions aren’t working to the point they should because these nation’s governments aren’t too concerned about their people as they are about their standing in the world. That is a very bad thing. And what about the UN? Thugs LLC are very much part of the problem as being an inept body of thieves and “feel gooders”.

First, peruse this article about Obama’s feelings on nuclear arsenals, which appears to be a naive notion at best on his part (this is where strong, understanding cabinet positions count; not like minded lackeys). Then you have something on how the supreme authority in Iran views things. As he says, he’s a revolutionary. So was Che Guevara but not to the extreme of this guy. Then there is North Korea. It has its “eye on the prize” from whatever viewpoint it sees it. Read this article here and then hear what the little dictator who would be supreme ruler here (he is vying for the same position as Obama).

Now there are many more articles you can find but the bottom line will be the same–there is a current escalation of nuclear arsenals and countries, all being more than just “saber rattling”. The world has become that much more dangerous and you shouldn’t be worried about health-care, minimum wage or immigration at this time. The ante has been raised too high to ignore the seriousness of the game anymore.

I used the Huff-Post article because it carried the most information so far. Too many things running around in my head and too much blame to be distributed. What the hell are we doing to our military personnel?

Where you say? Hmmm. Pick a spot. I was thinking of the Democratic State of Egypt. Seems them fellers don’t like democracy. Wait, they didn’t get what they voted for. No, must be a corrupt faction intervening. Sharia law and the Muslim Brotherhood? Poor economy and bad money? I just don’t know what their problem is. I just hope we haven’t sent warplanes, tanks and billions of dollars yet. I don’t see any return on that investment anytime soon.. After all, riot turns to revolt which in turns into…..