Monday, January 25, 2010

Push Back

   Sometimes when we see and hear politicians attack each other in their grand pompous showings, we can understandably conclude that there is not a decent person among them. This is particularly true with federal and provincial politicians, and somewhat less with municipal ones.
   
   “They’re all out for one another’s blood, animals preying on each other.”

   I know there are some who are true servants of the people. God bless them.

   The following prayer, however, is for the corrupt godless ones: “Lord, put them in their place humiliated in their arrogance, speechless and clueless. Make them slink like snakes, crawl like cockroaches, come out of their holes from under rocks and face You. Fill them with holy fear and trembling. Grant them a heart of Godly repentance. In Jesus name I pray.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Have it Your Way

   Burger King is opening a restaurant in Miami Beach that will serve beer along with burgers and fries.

   A Whopper sandwich with a Bud or Coors, and fries, will cost $7.99.

   Burger King will also offer outdoor dining, a walk-up window and delivery service.

Canadians Want Real Sentences

   During a break in a local West Kootenay area courtroom, a few defence lawyers and a judge were informally discussing the Conservative government’s ‘’get tough on crime" implementations and their view was very clear: “They are not going to happen on our watch.”
   How widespread that resistance permeates the court system is unclear.
   Canadians, however, seem to clearly feel different. An Angus Reid survey found 62 percent of Canadians favour capital punishment for murderers and 31 percent think rapists should receive death as a result for their crime.
   This contrasts with 2004 polls that showed only 48 percent favoured capital punishment for murderers.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sad Waste

One can be sad about the four policemen who were slaughtered in Mayerthorpe four years back.

One can even be socially insensitive and question the wisdom of policemen busting through a citizen’s gate, shooting his dog and then ruffling through his house and belongings without invitation (while the already disturbed citizen watches from afar becoming further enraged and going over the edge into the dark realm).

Leaving those emotions and viewpoints alone, does anyone ever look at the original reason for the conflict? It was a truck repossession.

The question of “Why did the truck dealer not more thoroughly check out who he loaned money to?” is a valid one. If a dealer makes an easy loan just to gain a sale, shouldn’t it just be too bad for him if payments fail?

Why should policemen be involved if a lender makes a bad loan? The lender should be more careful and suffer his loss and not involve policemen, even though it was indirect, to do his collecting.

Lack Of Info

The Province Newspaper spoke about a 16-year old Kelowna murder case moving closer to conclusion. In the article it said that after all this time police have not released the cause of death.

Canadian police are very closed in their transparency to the public. The words “very secretive” come to mind. The words “open, honest and friend” do not.

That is too bad because life would be so different if this were not so.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

When Private Citizens Arm Themselves Criminals Take Notice

Washington DC, in 2009, had its lowest homicide rate since 1964.

This follows immediately after the US Supreme Court overturned Washington's gun ban upon homeowners.

There was also a 16 percent drop in sexual assaults and a 10 percent drop in car thefts.

Gun and ammunition sales across the US have soared despite the recession.

Correspondingly the FBI and law-enforcement agencies across the country report a decrease in violent crime.

Chinese Interests

A report on WorldNetDaily says China is considering setting up a military presence and deploying forces in the Middle East.

China had $132-billion in trade with Arab countries in 2008.

There is also growing cooperation between China and Iran. China is Iran's main customer for oil.

Danish Tax

In Denmark you must pay a 200 percent tax on new cars.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Chinese Attack

Google took a loud stance against Chinese attacks on freedom and its intrusion into people’s private files.

Investigators from Google, according to the New York Times, have also found that the Chinese cyber attacks go quite deep, with the aftermath evidence of the attacks showing that at least 33 other companies received unwelcome incursions, including Adobe Systems and Northrop Grumman.

The Obama administration at this point is showing a frozen response.

Choosing Headlines Carefully

   A Vancouver newspaper’s headline recently read, “Christian Singer Charged With Murder”.
   These are the first charges in a murder that occurred 16 years ago. The accused once sang in a Christian group.
   It is fair to wonder if the paper would ever print “Muslim Singer Charged With Murder” or “Hindu Singer Charged With Murder” or “Buddhist Singer Charged With Murder”. Or would it simply say “Man Charged With Murder”?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti Connection

Ottawa is the second-largest donor of international aid to Haiti, and more than 100,000 people of Haitian origin call Canada home.

Basic Truth

Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer was the first Chancellor of West Germany from 1949 to1963.

He looked over the pieces of a broken Germany after Hitler and said, "Outside the resurrection of Jesus Christ I know of no other hope for mankind."

Modern day politicians need to hear that. It confounds their petty arguments.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Awakening Giant

China’s exports grew 17.5 percent last month compared to a year ago. Its imports grew 56 percent.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Outer View

Outer View
By Old Willy Longbeard
   Makes my whiskers sad that bone-brained religious nuts got to go around all frothed up trying to kill a 74-year old Danish cartoonist cuz of some picture he drew years and years ago.
   Seems like their god got insulted or something. Seems real dumb to me. Maybe they got to get a bigger god who can take care of himself, one who doesn’t have to rely on terror to prove himself.
   Sometimes those zealots appear to live in deep clouds of darkness. I wish they would let the light shine in so they could see themselves the way they really are.
   Even my dog knows that kind of blind hatred is wrong. I wonder if they know what love is?
   Speaking of love, don’t you love all those taxes and fees the governments keep laying on us? More and more and more every week! We elected them and they are supposed to be serving us, not lording it over us like whipmasters and stealing most of our money for their pet projects.
   They are out of control. Ninety percent of the people are so against all these taxes and fees, but we don’t do anything about it.
   We ought to rise up and grip those money grabbing hooligans by the throats and tell them no more of that. No wonder they don’t want the citizens armed. They got good reason to be scared.
   Now I know we are supposed to pray for our elected officials so that it would go well for us, but can’t they stop stealing so heartlessly?
   I best be getting out of here before I start sounding like a bone-brained religious nut.
   Lord, help us.
   ‘Til next time. Farewell. 

Things Heard

 “Ya gotta love the politically correct crap from scared liberals. Just say it like it is. Islam Muslim extremists cause and plan 99.99% of terrorist acts against the west. Done. No? Gimmee the others who do. Can't? Carry on. And don't make cartoons or you might get axed.”

“Wealthy and powerful individuals who comprise the global oligarchic establishment are involved in the creation and shepherding of the environmental alarmism. Local governments must get in line and propagate the Global Warming mantra too. If they don't then the oligarchy subordinates will see to it that their money supply is severely damaged. Mass media must do the same or see their advertising revenue dry up. Companies must get on board the hysterical wagon too or their business will go south really quickly. Flow with everyone else. We have made an offer you best not refuse.”

Rising Prices

Gold prices rose 24 percent last year.
Lead rose 145 percent in 2009.
Orange juice is up 107 percent.
Oil is now up 77 percent.

The Government Invited Trouble

This is part of an interview with the former Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, William Isaac.

Marketplace: Do you agree with Fed Chairman Bernanke and the speech he gave this weekend about the cause of the crisis really being lax regulation?

William Isaac: Ineffective regulation I think is an important contributor to the crisis. I think the government bears a large responsibility for the crisis. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were out of control for about the past 20 years wild growth rates, decreasing their lending standards, under a great deal of pressure from the Congress to do that. The Congress wanted them to loan more, and to lower their standards, so more people could borrow more money, and it had to come home to roost and it has.

Marketplace: What do you think about the regulations that are making their way through Congress now? Are we going to get substantive reform out of this crisis or not?

William Isaac: I think what I've seen so far in the House has been highly ineffective. I've very disappointed in what came out of the House, I don't believe it's meaningful reform. I don't believe it will do anything to prevent another crisis. In fact, it may speed the next crisis. I'm hoping that we can get this thing turned around in the Senate. That the Senate will really have the courage to do meaningful reform that the House has not done.

Airports

Many people are fed-up with governments and their ineffective and extremely expensive “safe ways” of dealing with potential major attacks against the public. Government bureaucracies have belittled and overburdened the people enough with fruitless, time consuming searches. The public cry shouts out: “Stop being so politically correct and start grabbing the people most likely to cause harm. Racial profiling be damned.”

David Frum, a commentator on Market Place, offered these comments: “There are two ways to do aviation security: either look for bombs or look for terrorists. Looking for terrorists is easier. Out of 100 passengers, there can be at most 100 terrorists. But among them, these hundred passengers offer thousands of possibilities for secreting a bomb.

“And every time federal authorities are embarrassed by their failure to intercept a known terrorist suspect, they compensate by hunting ever more furiously for hidden bombs.

“It's expensive. It's dumb. And it's bad security. But it's the line of bureaucratic and political least resistance. No tangling with civil liberties groups. No complaints from anti-discrimination lawyers.

“So who dares say that all those hard-working men and women in the screening lines are looking for the wrong thing, in the wrong way?”

Job Satisfaction

A recent survey shows that only 45% of Americans are satisfied with their jobs. In 1987 the number was 61%.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Interesting Tension

The Iranian rulers are on the brink of creating a nuclear bomb.

They are also on the edge of total collapse.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Things Heard ... Without The Government Niceties

This 23-year-old Nigerian who tried to blow up the plane over Detroit is an enemy combatant whose way of war is mass murder.

Under the rules of war, he may be shot. The immediate imperative was not to read him his Miranda rights. It was to subject him to intense and hostile interrogation so that US forces can quickly find, fix, attack and kill his comrades.

The questions he should have been asked as soon as he was pulled off the plane and hauled to a prison hospital are these: Who taught you to detonate a bomb? Who sewed the underwear in which you concealed the components? Who was with you in Yemen? What are the names of those you trained with? Who helped you get on that plane? Who did you stay with on your visits to the US? Who gave you cash? Who paid your bills? Where is your computer? And if you want pain medicine for those burns, you will tell us.

Bits From Ann Coulter’s Last Column

(http://www.anncoulter.com)

In response to a Nigerian Muslim trying to blow up a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day, the government will now prohibit international travelers from going to the bathroom in the last hour before the plane lands.

“Let’s stay one step behind the terrorists.”

For the past eight years, approximately 2 million Americans a day have been subjected to humiliating searches at airport security checkpoints, forced to remove their shoes and jackets, to open their computers, and to remove all liquids from their carry-on bags.

This, allegedly, was the price we had to pay for safe airplanes. The one security precaution the government refused to consider was to require extra screening for passengers who looked like the last three-dozen terrorists to attack airplanes.

Since Muslims took down Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, every attack on a commercial airliner has been committed by foreign-born Muslim men with the same hair color, eye color and skin color. Half of them have been named Mohammed.

An alien from the planet ‘Not Politically Correct’ would have surveyed the situation after 9/11 and said: "You are at war with an enemy without uniforms, without morals, without a country and without a leader – but the one advantage you have is they all look alike.”

The government refuses to perform the only possibly effective security check – search Muslims – so instead it harasses infinitely compliant Americans.

Friday, January 1, 2010

When Universities Become Indoctrination Centers

Busy Busy Place

Los Angeles, LAX, has the sixth busiest airport in the world, offering more than 565 daily flights to 81 destinations in the U.S. and over 1,000 weekly non-stop flights to 65 international destinations.

Lots Of Money For Those Considered Important

GM and Chrysler received more than $50-billion worth of aid from US taxpayers not current taxpayers really, but money borrowed off the backs of those yet to be born.

Now the Treasury Department has given the auto-financing company GMAC another $3.8 billion, on top of the $12 billion it has already received.

GMAC handles GM and Chrysler loans. GMAC is not strong enough to stand on its own and letting it fail would be devastating for both GM and Chrysler.

As America appears to continue its march straight into Marxism, many see similarities to the former Soviet Union propping up inefficient enterprises that would otherwise have died a natural death.

Worker Rights For Horses

The New York City Health Department has proposed rules that would mandate five weeks of vacation per year for carriage horses, along with limits on daily hours of work and upgraded stable facilities.

Other workers from farms, such as the people who plant and harvest our food, don’t yet have it so good.

US Health Insurance

In the days ahead, US lawmakers will try to hammer finality into their health insurance reform legislation for the nation.

The way it looks at the moment, some of the tax-changes that will happen are:

· there will be a surtax on individuals making more than half a million dollars a year

· there will be a tax on the very comprehensive insurance plans those with very high premiums

· there will be an increase in the Medicare payroll tax

Despite this increased taxation, many in opposition see, and warn, of skyrocketing medical costs that will cripple the country. They say and see nothing in the reform package to properly address their concerns.

Contrary to the current myth, this whole hoopla is a health insurance bill and not necessarily a health-care reform bill.

Senators and Congress members have their own special health care benefits.