Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
The term “morality” can be used either....
- descriptively to refer to some codes of conduct put forward by a society or,
- some other group, such as a religion, or
- accepted by an individual for her own behavior or
- normatively to refer to a code of conduct that, given specified conditions, would be put forward by all rational persons
The "moral high ground", in ethical or political parlance, refers to the status of being respected for remaining moral, and adhering to and upholding a universally recognized standard of justice or goodness.
Social critic Robert H. Frank challenges the notion that doing well is accomplished only at the expense of doing good.
Where are we today in this melting pot of America? Is morality something that drives us, leads us, and defines us or is morality belief based? Is being a racist immoral? Is being homosexual immoral? Does owning a gun make one immoral? Is pornography immoral? Is killing in self defense immoral? Is (are) government(s) immoral? Is one beings moral another beings immoral...
Has morality been lost in the mud and murk of the tabloid life we live, the Internet fueling wild reactions to events we would have never been aware of in real time 50 years ago. Do governments have the right to legislate morality, in that on persons morality may not be another persons morality, does the Supreme Court of the U.S. decide rulings by a moral code.. is that code universal amongst all jurists or just the "Supreme" ones?
Where is the morality of Kent State? Dr. King? where is the MSM on these issues today? Does any school anywhere in this country teach unbiased lessons, the simple stuff, the stuff we know in our hearts is "right" or "wrong" or have the wars and the "funding" of the wars, and the racial diversities polluted our thought process so much that only living in cave hunting and growing food for only your family unit in some isolated patch of turf the only way to keep kill or be killed out of lives. Seattle, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas Los Angeles, Dallas, Orlando The Washington D.C. megaplex... when and how will we all get back to the feelings that "we" are doing the right thing?
Will there come a time when the race issue is no longer a playing card for headlines? Aren't we all humans and not some "race" or "sex"?
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
CDC: 110,197,000 Venereal Infections in U.S.; Nation Creating New STIs Faster Than New Jobs or College Grads !!!!
CNSNews.com) - According to new data released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 19.7 million new venereal infections in the United States in 2008, bringing the total number of existing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the U.S. at that time to 110,197,000l
twinsdads comment... Matches the food stamps crowd almost exactly....
Obama, Pelosi and Reid still maintain that doling out all the stimulus money saved jobs. It did – theirs. As recently as the State of the Union speech, they actually begged for more stimulus money – $155 billion more. That is like burning down the hotel you got to stay in for free, then disputing your mini-bar charge.
In the same State of the Union speech Obama said that spending would not cost tax payers a dime. As is tradition, Bernie Madoff was absent from the floor of Congress during Obama's speech to ensure continuity of government, should anything like an attack occur.
Rich Democrat donors also got payback. The farcical "green" energy company Solyndra defaulted on more than half a billion dollars of our money, while Obama mega-donor George Kaiser finagled his interest ahead of ours. Other beneficiaries of Obama's largesse for dubious deals include Larry Page and Sergey Brin (if you Google them you will find they founded Google) for Tesla Motors, NRG Solar owners Warren Buffet and Steve Cohen, and Siga Tech owner Ronald Pearlman. All told, more than 75 percent of stimulus grants and money for such "businesses" found their way to big Obama supporters.
|Category||Funds Paid Out|
|Contracts, Grants, Loans||$251.4B|
As of: 03/15/2013Source for Distributing and Reporting: US Treasury, Federal Agency Financial and Activity Reports
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
When (is) will the USA be Cyprus? Or, if the government takes your money will you revolt, violently?
It seems now that it is more important to change the climate, thru legislation than pay off the baby boomers for the war their parents fought. We were once independent of the U.N., now we are slowly slipping down the slippery slope of the control of African populations. We are involved in their wars, we are financing a body that wants only to make whitey pay for the sins of racial conflicts dating back to the 1600's.
So now we are ancient Rome, putting on sporting events to distract the masses from the truth, that a shadow government of a few dozen wealthy folks actually runs the legislative branches of our elected officers charged with defending the Constitution. In China they just make you a slave and you know it, hey you get to eat don't you? Here we get to eat, so much so that we're killing ourselves (all part of the plan) and heck the government will give you food stamps to make sure you'll do the job smoking was doing for the country, killing off the weak minded.
Guns? The gun thing is just another race war in disguise, the inner city ethnic youths are killing each other with hand guns so we need to take away everyone else's right to have one. makes sense to me, there's an inner city kid that's President ain't there?
So now that the e-cig is going to save the smokers what will we hook them on to get rid of them? Our Ag biz can only support 300 million folks, so the pinheads are going to have to find a way to make us die, wait why don't we pass a law that makes it that so difficult to be a doctor that there won't be any.
Wait, we already did that too.....
Sunday, March 24, 2013
President Barack Obama was once criticized for his “apology tour” around the globe, in which he bowed to Islamic leaders and admitted America’s faults. Now, he is making other western leaders apologize. In a surprise move before leaving Israel, President Obama encouraged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to apologize to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey for the death of nine Gaza flotilla activists in 2010.
The media hailed President Obama’s achievement, calling it a “diplomatic win” and a “diplomatic coup.” Netanyahu’s apology “resolved a bitter three-year dispute,” the New York Times reported, “handing the president a solid accomplishment.” According to the terms of the deal, Turkey and Israel were to restore normal diplomatic ties, and Turkey was to drop its sensational prosecutions of Israeli generals over the flotilla incident.
On Friday, the White House released a statement hailing “the restoration of positive relations” between Israel and Turkey as a result of Netanyahu’s apparently forced apology over the flotilla raid. A day later, however, Turkey appeared to renege on the deal, with Erdogan telling the Turkish press that it was too soon to send a new ambassador to Israel or to stop the show-trial prosecutions, despite President Obama's assurances.
Turkey appears to have pocketed Israel’s apology and changed the terms of the deal--or else the deal was never what reporters were led to believe. Instead of a diplomatic “coup,” what President Obama appears to have achieved is the humiliation of an ally for the simple act of having defended itself from terrorism. The principle that the apology has established could have negative security implications for Israel and the U.S. as well.
The deaths occurred in 2010 aboard the Mavi Marmara, which was attempting to run a blockade that Israel has established around Gaza to prevent shipments of weapons and weapons-making material to Hamas and other terror groups. There were several other ships in the flotilla, which Israeli commandos stopped and boarded without incident. But passengers on the Mavi Marmara, who included radical Islamists, attacked the Israelis.
The flotilla was organized by a Turkish organization calling itself the Humanitarian Relief Foundation, or IHH. The IHH calls itself a charity but operates as a front for jihadists and has a record of providing logistical support to terrorists as well as accepting money from terrorist financiers. It enjoys the protection and support of Erdogan and his ruling party, who supported the flotilla and its goal of breaking the blockade of Hamas in Gaza.
Similar flotillas and marches have been organized by international anti-Israel activists, including former Obama associates (and domestic terrorists) Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorhn, who led a “Freedom March” to Gaza in late December 2009. Israel already lets humanitarian aid and some commercial goods into Gaza, but restricts specific materials that can be used to build the kind of deadly rockets fired during President Obama’s visit.
Relations with Turkey are important to Israel. The two once enjoyed close security ties, and both are concerned about the civil war in Syria and Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Yet the Erdogan government has been steering Turkey in an Islamist direction, which includes hostility to Israel. That policy was not appeased by Netanyahu’s apology. Instead, the apology appears to have indicated to Erdogan that he can press for more concessions.
It is possible that Netanyahu may have agreed to apologize in exchange for support by President Obama for a potential pre-emptive strike on Iran. Regardless, it is clear that he would not have apologized without Obama’s involvement. In September 2011, Netanyahu flatly refused to apologize to Turkey for actions taken in self-defense, saying: “We do not need to apologize for working to defend our children, our citizens and our cities."
It is now becoming equally clear that the gesture now described as a “diplomatic coup” by President Obama was anything but. The apology was merely a capitulation that is being celebrated by Hamas as well as Turkey, with Hamas calling it the first step to “ending the political and economic blockade.” What the New York Times called “a win-win for all sides” now looks like a win for radical Islam and terror at Israel and the West’s expense.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
While reiterating his belief in a two-state solution, Mr Obama stressed that he had come with modest goals and without any specific peace plan.
Barack Obama experienced the sobering realities of re-engaging with the Middle East peace process on Thursday when the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, openly challenged his line on Jewish settlements.
If you think you are frustrated Mr. President, try being a citizen of the quasi police state you are running here in your version of "America" Drones, guns, food, TSA. all out of control... and much more, environmental bull shit wasted money, lies built into Obamacare and you are clueless on foreign affairs in every corner of the globe, the frickin teenager running N. Korea is a better "leader" that you are.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Hillary Clinton's hacked Benghazi emails sent to RT
America and Libya give completely different versions of Benghazi consulate attack
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/14/census-record-1-in-3-us-counties-are-now-dying/#ixzz2NckBSMLN
Friday, March 15, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The action aims to prop up tumbling U.S. sugar prices, which have fallen 18% since the USDA made the nine-month operations-financing loans beginning in October.
The move would benefit companies that turn sugar beets and sugar cane into granulated sweetener, a business plied by American Crystal Sugar Co., Amalgamated Sugar Co. and U.S. Sugar Corp. The USDA wouldn't say how many companies have received loans, or identify them. U.S. Sugar said it doesn't have any USDA loans outstanding. American Crystal and Amalgamated didn't respond to requests for comment.
Higher prices would hit food companies including candy giants Mars Inc., Hershey Co. and Nestlé SA, and could ultimately boost retail food prices, at a time when many consumers are financially stretched.
"Clearly, the USDA has made up its mind that Big Sugar is going to trump the American consumer," said Pierson Bob Clair, president and chief executive at Brown & Haley, a confectioner in Tacoma, Wash., that makes Roca butter-crunch candy.
The USDA makes loans to sugar processors annually as part of a program that is rooted in the 1934 Sugar Act. The loans are secured with some 4.1 billion pounds, or 2.05 million tons, of sugar that companies expect to produce from the current harvest. That comes to almost a quarter of total U.S. output that the USDA forecasts for this year.
The loan program was designed to operate at no cost to taxpayers. A June 2000 study by the Government Accountability Office, then called the General Accounting Office, estimated the program's cost to the U.S. economy at $700 million in 1996 and $900 million in 1998.
The National Confectioners Association, which represents about 350 candy companies, including Mars, Hershey and Nestlé, estimates that the U.S. Sugar Program has cost consumers about $14 billion since the Farm Bill's passage in 2008.
Any defaults on loans this year would be the first test of a provision in the 2008 Farm Bill that requires the USDA to sell forfeited sugar to ethanol producers. Most ethanol in the U.S. is distilled from corn.
To entice ethanol producers to buy sugar to mix in with corn, the USDA expects it will have to take a 10-cent loss on every pound of sugar it sells, bringing the total to $80 million if 400,000 tons are purchased, Ms. Fecso said.
"If the USDA has to intervene…we're going to be unfairly leaving consumers and businesses on the hook to foot the bill and that is unacceptable," said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.), co-sponsor of a bill that would give the USDA more flexibility in handling the sugar program.
More then anything, this book is an excellent description of political power and on that basis alone it is a very interesting read. Alinski, in my opinion, probably leans a bit left, but the main theme I kept sensing in what he was saying is everything is about power. With power, you set the rules; without power, you live by them. This is not revolutionary and if anything, Alinski is just one in a string of many through history who have understood this and chosen to side with the have nots rather then the haves. Surprisingly, after all the stuff I had read about Alinski before I read this book, I expected a lengthy dissertation on what he believed the world should look like. On that score, he doesn't deliver. Near as I can tell, no matter what his political leanings were, I took away that he believed that any centralized power base should be challenged and kept in check. Of course, this is what I believed prior to reading the book so I would not be surprised to see that others take a completely different outlook away from reading this book.
What is kind of funny about reading this is that every single major tactic he preaches to use has become the stock and trade of every political operative of relevance today. Here is one link that has a nice collection of things from the book all in one spot http://larvatus.livejournal.com/244426.html I have no idea what the rest of of that site is about. As I read through Alinski's spin on tactics and rules, I could not help but see the direct links to today's grassroots movements of various groups. The right has embraced the tactics of Alinski as surely as Obama allegedly has and it's working for them as well as it did for Alinski. Here is a link to an article by William F. Buckley Jr. from 1966 about Alinski that I think is pertinant http://www.nationalreview.com/nroriginals/?q=ZmM0OWY5OGJkYmExNDBkOTNjNWM5YTRjNWEzYzVmNzc Reading what Buckley says, I tend to agree, Alinski seemed to LOVE struggle and while he did seem to wrench power away from the haves, it seems a twist of tragic comedy that those in power are now using the same tactics to wrench it back. Everything goes full circle I guess.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
"I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the CIA. I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court."
Senator Rand Paul
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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