Too bad nothing can be done?

About 9 hours ago, a 12 year old middle school student walked into his school gymnasium in Roswell, New Mexico with a shotgun and gunned down 2 children. The victims, age 12 and 13, are in critical condition, no one dead yet. The shooter is in custody.

Let us continue to argue, debate, and sit on our hands and do nothing that might limit access to firearms to those who should not have them.

Killing with a gun is to easy. A knife requires one to get up close and personal, most killers don’t have that kind of nerve. That is common sense.

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Naucturnal visitors, or should I say resident.

The new owners of the vacant 100 acres between me and the national forest set up a wildlife cam to record the comings and goings of creatures at night, about 100 yards, 90 meters, from my desk. This is one of their pictures. Sweet, the rangers claim that there is no wildlife here.


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State Troopers or Storm Troopers?

The stories listed here would be bad enough as isolated incidences. They are not. Non-consensual vaginal penetration with any object is the FBI definition of rape. These 2 stories put together justify charges of Rape and Attempted murder against the New Mexico State Police officers involved and their superiors for allowing it to continue and Governor Susana Martinez for taking NO action.

The Storm Trooper tactics of fear and intimidation against a woman and her children succeeded in frightening the women to run for safety. Why fear the police? They WILL RAPE YOU. One way or another, they will. Then they will send you a bill.

A Police officer fired shots at a minivan full of children. Why did the mother run from the traffic stop? This might be a clue.

New Mexico cops open fire on minivan full of kids at traffic stop for speeding


N.M. woman billed $5,000 after cops order warrant-less, ‘redundant’ cavity searches.


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Peace on Earth Good Will Toward Men.

In a previous post I pointed out that my use of “Happy Holidays” was just a short way to say “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”.

A true Christian (not) Punches a Salvation Army bell ringer for saying Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas.  All concepts taught by Christ are lost on this poor woman. She is truly one to be pitied.


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Is Santa Clause White? Only a Bigot would care.

Here is the face of racism, that’s all I have to say.


Fox News host Megyn Kelly

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Happy Holidays to Everyone.

I don’t remember exactly when, sometime in the mid to late 60’s, the passing blessing “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” became “Happy Holidays”. It was a simpler way to say what I meant. Combining the two made sense especially when I knew I would not see many of my friends until school started in January.

Today, some people seem to be insulted by the phrase “Happy Holidays”. Some seem to feel that it is degradation of their Holy day. Enlighten me on how that works.

In contrast, I always felt cheated out of Thanksgiving when the stores started putting up Christmas displays the second week of November. It was as if Thanksgiving was canceled, skipped.

Maybe I am just slow of heart, but to truly contemplate all the glories I have been blessed with takes time. Also, I have found that if I go shopping for Christmas gifts on December 23rd I spend much less than if I start shopping in November. Maybe that’s why we allow commercialism to push us past Thanksgiving. There is little money in Thanksgiving shopping.Thinking about what friends and family would want to be owning also takes time. Is this just me? Am I slow of mind also?

If I have more money left, or just less debt, after Christmas, I find it easier to give all year long.

I would recommend that Thanksgiving holiday last until all leftovers are gone. Take the time to give thanks. Skip “Black Friday” and wait until mid December to start the Christmas holiday. Since Christmas is such a Holy day for so many, do not allow it to be so confused with other celebrations, especially “Black Friday”. Enlighten me on why this is a bad idea.

I hope you found much to be thankful for at Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

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How you can lose the health care plan you like: Pre ACA vs Post ACA

The ACA neither requires nor prohibits changes to any plan that existed prior to it’s passing. There have been, are now, and always will be advances in medical science and thus changes in health care and health care insurance. Life changes, get used to it.

If you like your plan you can keep it, assuming 2 factors.

First: “You” being everyone involved.

  1. The individual insured and
  2. If insurance is through employment, the individual’s employer and
  3. the Insurance company.

Second: “You”, any one of the three entities involved, cannot find a plan you like better.

8 ways to lose the health insurance plan you like, in no particular order, before the Affordable care act.

  1. Individuals could find a plan they like better and choose to drop the plan they like or have no plan at all.
  2. Employers can and do change plan offerings without input from employees.
  3. An individual who is laid-off or fired loses employer provided insurance.
  4. An individual who retires may be required to change to a “retiree” plan.
  5. Insurance companies can cancel a plan, choose to offer different plans.
  6. Insurance companies can decide your health care is too expensive to be profitable and cancel an individuals plan at any time.
  7. Insurance companies can decide not to cover pre-existing conditions such as birth defects and any past medical issue that began before insurance was purchased.
  8. Individuals can suffer financial reversals and no longer be able to afford to pay for the plan they like.

How these 8 ways to lose your plan changed as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Insurance can and must change. 

  1. Change: Choosing not to have health insurance is no longer an option, individuals can choose to change from plans they like to plans they like better.
  2. Change. The ACA neither requires nor prohibits employers or insurance companies from changing plans they offer. However, the competitive “market places” encourage competition between Insurance providers, competition encourages improvement, change.
  3. Change: Individuals no longer lose coverage based on employment status.
  4. No Change: As in number 2, both the insurance company and the employer may offer different plans to retirees.
  5. Change: Private insurance companies can and do change their offerings, a more competitive market encourages change for the better.
  6. Change: Insurance companies must pay for the health care of the insured regardless of cost.
  7. Change: Insurance companies may no longer deny coverage based on past medical history.
  8. Change: State Governments that expanded medicare, insurance is paid by the federal government for those without means to pay, State Governments that did not expand medicare continue to deny the poor health care.

As a result of the “for profit” health care industry that has evolved in American, the system is the greatest in the world at producing Heath Care Industry profits. As far as providing health care, the system is poor leaving about 43 million Americans without access to even the most basic medical care and costing those who can pay far more than necessary.

As a result of the ACA, all will have affordable access to medical care, with the exception of the poor in states whose State Governments decided to deny them participation in the new expanded federal medicare program. All will share the cost in so far as they are able. Insurance company and private hospital profits are capped and competition is created thus reducing the cost of care. (See why the 2 Trillion dollar a year health care industry is fighting it so hard?)

The ACA is a change for the better. Better for individuals and, with 43 million more customers, better for corporations.

PS Concerning constitutionality: The first sentence of the US Constitution states 6 reasons for the creation of the Constitution. One of the 6 stated purposes for the constitution is “promote the general welfare”. This promotes the general welfare, it is constitutional.
 Follow the link and read the first sentence. It begins “We the People…”.


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War and murder, and they call themselves “Christian”.

How can the media continue to refer to those who openly promote murder and war as Christian? The label “Christian” is suppose to mean “in the manner of Christ”. If you believe that Christ was the son of god or is a fictitious character or something between, murder, taking up arms, and waging war are the opposite of Jesus Christ.

In my previous post I clammed that there are those who only seek war. Here is a good example. 

The proposed purpose of the constitution, …. a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…, is completely lost on this group of criminals.


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Evidence exists on the affect of raising the minimum wage. Read US history.

The first minimum wage was instituted in 1938, 25 cents an hour. The minimum wage has been raised 28 times. On the average, a little more than every 3 years.

The only impact was less poverty. Inflation did not sore, businesses did not go under, jobs were not destroyed. The current claims against an increase in the minimum wage is not founded in fact. 75 years of data proves that a living wage is a top government tool to reduce poverty and removing working people from government assistance.

The claim that a rising minimum wage causes inflation is like claiming that trees deciding to sway causes the wind to blow.

To reduce government spending the right way, raise the minimum wage. No one who works full time should qualify for food or housing assistance.

Source of the data: US Department of Labor. http://www.dol.gov/whd/minwage/chart.htm





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Jan 1, 1978


$2.65 for all covered, nonexempt workers

Jan 1, 1979


$2.90 for all covered, nonexempt workers

Jan 1, 1980


$3.10 for all covered, nonexempt workers

Jan 1, 1981


$3.35 for all covered, nonexempt workers

Apr 1, 19904


$3.80 for all covered, nonexempt workers

Apr 1, 1991


$4.25 for all covered, nonexempt workers

Oct 1, 1996


$4.75 for all covered, nonexempt workers

Sep 1, 19975


$5.15 for all covered, nonexempt workers

Jul 24, 2007


$5.85 for all covered, nonexempt workers

Jul 24, 2008


$6.55 for all covered, nonexempt workers

Jul 24, 2009


$7.25 for all covered, nonexempt workers

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Those who can convince you of absurdities can also convince you to commit atrocities.

America, home of the brave? How many atrocities are committed out of fear? The great “Red Threat” that existed as World War II was coming to an end and continues today has been motivation for scores of atrocities.

Ending WWII quickly was simply fear of the “Red Threat”. Before the Atom Bomb was used, Italy’s fascist government was eliminated, Allied forces were in complete control of all of Germany’s military and nuclear research installations, Hitler dead, the Nazi party disbanded, Victory in Europe had been achieved, all that remained of the Axis Powers was Japan.

Japan was totally militarily defeated. Japan’s Navy was at the bottom of the sea, Japan’s legions of soldiers were staving on tiny pacific Islands or in China’s prison camps, and the remnant of their air force was on the island of Japan with virtually no offensive capabilities, the war was won before Atom Bombs were used.

Enter the “Red Threat”, the USSR declared war on Japan. The Red war machine was moving on Japan. Options were few. 

First, conventional invasion. The casualty estimates were up to 5 million, military and civilian. Japan prepared for invasion by training housewives to use broom sticks to fight. Stalin would not hesitate to slaughter 5 million and Japan would be communist.

Second, slaughter 250,000 civilians with Atom Bombs and hope surrender would follow.

Third, siege which would give both the people of Japan and their Emperor time to come to terms with defeat. But siege takes time. If the Allied forces did not take the Island of Japan quickly, the USSR would. Siege would put the Allied forces in the position of defending Japan from invasion, war with Stalin.

The atrocity of the Atom Bomb was unleashed from the fear of the “Red Threat”. Not the action of a “home of the brave”.

President Eisenhower’s fear of the Red Threat then motivated him to commit the atrocity of orchestrating the overthrow of Iran’s new democracy and install a puppet dictator. Fear that if the USA did not control Iran, the USSR would. The USA did not reflect “the home of the brave”.

The bloody Shaw of Iran continued until President Carter overcame fear and ended US support of the Shaw. This decision hurt US and British oil companies financially. History rewards fear and profit while condemning bravery and justice. History has no concern with being the home of the brave.

Fear of terrorism, a victory for the terrorist, motivated the USA to commit the atrocities of launching 2 major wars which have cost over 200,000 lives, brought down the world economy, and made Osama Bin Laden the most successful terrorist in the history of the world.

Today, Iran who has been sorely abused by the west, out of fear of western aggression, seeks to defend against repeated foreign exploitation by building a nuclear deterrent. Just like America and the USSR did spending 50+ years building nuclear stockpiles to threaten each other with.  While the fear mongers seek war, Obama seeks peace through respect for Iran’s sovereignty. Historically, fear dictates actions, not bravery, not truth, and certainly not justice.

The 2008 and 2012 GOP platform: Do not withdraw troops from Afghanistan, do not withdraw troops from Iraq, place a credible threat of invasion on the borders of Iran. War is not bravery, war is cowardice.

Today, many in the US congress will not be satisfied until America again destroys the government of Iran. Iran is not a threat, that is an absurdity, will it end in committing yet another atrocity?

Is America brave enough to seek peace, or will America show continued cowardice and enter another war. 

Disclaimer: this is only my opinion. I invite yours. Please comment. 

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