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Monday, November 22, 2010

TSA - For your safety?


First off, let me say I have flown many times  within the U.S. and outside, I don't mind searches or scans and don't see the big deal. Scans don't hurt and nobody touches you, if you don't want to be scanned or touched  drive......
That said, I have a very important question to ask the tax paying citizens of the US. How many terrorist has the nearly 4 Billion dollars, of your money, the government has spent on the TSA, stooped boarding a plane?  I think that is a reasonable question to ask of our government after they spent 4 Billion of our money.  How many?

Don't get me wrong I think the government should be  looking out for the citizens and trying to stop attacks before they happen but ......
They, the government, don't need to be spending 4 Billions of our money for things that have not worked. . . and why on earth do they tell everybody what they are doing? Why do they announce to the world what they are looking for, what methods they are using? Why tell the world where they are not looking?
 Government is a good thing but some of the things they do are border line, if not  down right, "stupid."
Somebody please tell me why they would tell the world how many scanners they have and where they are using them????????
Scan everybody who enters all airports no exceptions or at least tell the world that is what you are doing!!!!!!!!
  I smile at the TRUE story of a TSA agent who took an item from a pilot... wonder if the agent ever thought, if a pilot wants to down a plane he or she can just use their hands........
 Protect us as best you can government and if what the TSA is doing is your best shot, save the money and just lie, tell everybody you are scanning everyone at every airport in the US and those airports that  have flights into the US

Friday, October 15, 2010

Put Government to Work "FOR" You!

Government works for you, not the other way around!

     Facts to remember before you vote in Nov 2010

Interesting facts you should know about and remember when you go to vote. I am not telling you who to vote for I am saying read these facts and think long and hard before you vote. Try your best not to fall for the lies and misrepresentations made by,some of, the people who will be running for office. Look at their record, how they voted in the past. I am not going to say too much about the current president except, look at what has happened and what has not happened, experience is important. Electing someone to the highest position in the government with no experience is trouble, big trouble. Of course the experience level doesn't have to be as high the lower the position in the government but you need common sense people who understand life and the way things need to work, NOT: "pie in the sky" - "the government can cure all, and is the end all be all"  - "the government knows better than the people and should have control" - "the more government the better" type of people! I will say, stay away from labels but be aware of labels.. A conservative government leads to a society that is free and a people who control the government not the other way around.
I ask that you remember the following facts before the elections in November 2010.
  1. U..S.. House & Senate have voted themselves $4,700 and $5,300 raises.
  2. They voted NOT to give seniors a S.S. Cost of living raise in 2010 and 2011.
  3. Medicare premiums will go up $285.60 for the 2-years
  4. There will be no 3% COLA: $660/yr.
  5. Your total 2-yr loss and cost is -$1,600 or -$3,200 for husband and wife.
  6. Over these same 2-years each Congress person will get $10,000
  7. ( Excuse me but)Do you feel SCREWED?
  8.  Have your cost of drugs - doctor fees - local taxes - food, etc., decreased?
  9. NO WAY.
Congress received a raise and has better health and retirement benefits than you or I.
  • Why should they care about you?
  • You never did anything about it in the past.
  • You obviously are too stupid or don't care.
  • Do you really think that Nancy , Harry, Chris, Charlie, Barny, etc., care about you?
Send the message to these individuals --- "YOU'RE FIRED!"
In 2010 you will have a chance to get rid of the sitting Congress: up to 1/3 of the Senate and 100% of the House!
Make sure you're still mad in November 2010 and remind their replacements not to screw-up.
It is ok to share this with others in your sphere of influence if you are finally tired of the abuse. Maybe it's time for Amendment 28 to the Constitution..
28th Amendment will be as follows:
"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators or Representatives, and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ."
( It is hard to believe this isn't  part of our Constitution already.)
Let's get this passed around, - these people in Washington have brought this upon themselves! It's time for us to have people in our government working for us. Let's take back America ..
Please let others know how you feel about this, tell you friends, tell you government. if you don't you could be part of the problem of national apathy.
Let me know what you think. I don't mean to offend anyone but I, as you, want my government back. They are supposed to be working for us, not for themselves and not make things SOUND good but be good and remember 28th Amendment!
A lot of this seems to apply to seniors but it applies to all of us.
Thank you for reading, come back and feel free to comment.
Other blogs of mine:
http://bryansaunders.blogspot.com
http://hubpages.com/hub/bryansblog

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mopeds, a real pain.... if not used properly.

First off let me say I have nothing against mopeds, moped makers, dealers or most folks that have them.
The "beef" I have is directed towards those moped drivers who  use the streets, roads and highways and pretend they are  like  any other car or motorcycle on the road.  To those folks here is a news flash, YOU ARE NOT!  I don't care how fast you think you are going or how important you feel when you put on a motorcycle helmet, that fact of the matter is, you are on a moped, you can't keep up with the traffic, you  slow the flow of traffic, are a danger to yourself and others and you can really "tick" people off, big time.
I "assume,"  those who lost their license  due to DUI's it is hard not being able to drive a "real" car or motorcycle however, there is a reason  you lost it and it is your fault. I am not sure who the "person," ( I use the term "person"  so as not to be calling people names)
  was that came up with or allowed DUI offenders to drive mopeds but they should have to follow one for a week.
  I was recently on NC Hwy. 10 and all of sudden came up to a pack of cars and one truck going very slow. Figuring somebody ahead  was having problems, I slowed. After awhile I thought to myself, why doesn't this person pull to the side of the road..... Just about that time I saw the traffic ahead of me round a curve. My blood started to boil, leading the pack of cars is a little moped in the middle of the lane making it impossible  for the cars to pass. This went on for about a mile despite the horns honking and people yelling. I attempted several times to pass the cars  and  moped at the same time but it was impossible, due to approaching traffic. Just when I thought I was going to have to stop and wait the moped turn off of the highway and into a convenient store. I hope that person got whatever it was they "Needed"  because the traffic jam they caused  and the boiling tempers was not a minor event, to say the least.
 I started to pull in and "have a few words" but decided it wasn't the best course of action and I was in a hurry. Hope their beer was cold and they hadn't caused an accident   by the time they got home. OK, I know I shouldn't have said that even though chances are very good it  was true but not knowing  I shouldn't make those types of assumptions.
 In any event those types of "drivers" are dangerous, there needs to be something done about the situation.
Have you ever encounter this or similar situation?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Rules Apply to Those in Government, Like It or Not...

Scandal Scandal Scandal, Where There is a Politician........




Eddie Bernice Johnson, Democrat, Dallas congresswoman denied but, 2 days later acknowledged (in a statement)  she violated rules when giving out scholarships to 2 of her grandsons and 2 of her great nephews as  well as to her district director's son and daughter.

Amy Goldson, the foundation's general counsel, said," It is inappropriate for a lawmaker to certify the award of a scholarship to a relative in a situation where the lawmaker or their staff is involved in the selection of the recipient." " I doubt if there is anybody in my district going to question me giving a thousand dollars to a kid to help him with college" It is very interesting how Johnson just dismissed concerns about  giving the scholarships to her relatives or those of her staff, district director.
Not only was it wrong to give, to her relatives and those of her staff, scholarships, it was revealed  none of the recipients  were eligible   under the rule requiring recipients to reside in or go to school in the district  represented by a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
 None of the recipients lived in or attended school in  Johnsons district.
 Statement made by Johnson made it clear, to me at least, she didn't bother with the rules.
District residency has never been a critical factor in the selection process.....

Scholarship Rules:
●In 2009, the foundation — a nonprofit entity that technically is separate from the Congressional Black Caucus, a group of 42 federal lawmakers — gave out $716,000 in scholarships to 556 students. Similar sums were given out in previous years.
●Corporate donors provide most of the scholarship funds.
●The foundation sets aside $10,000 for each member of the caucus to distribute to college students, under the main scholarship program.
●Each lawmaker (or an aide or screening committee of his or her choosing) reviews applications and selects winners. There are no specific judging criteria.
●Each lawmaker can decide how many winners to pick. That determines the size of each award.
●To be eligible, a student must have a 2.5-grade-point average and must live or go to school in a district represented by a member of the caucus.
●Students must certify that they satisfy the residency requirements and aren’t related to any caucus member.

 I take it, the rules don't apply to her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 I won't say what I think should happen in this case  but jail time doesn't seem to harsh after she returns the money.
What do you think???

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ethics Committee Charges Maxine Waters

          The House ethics committee, in a 10 page "Statement of Alleged Violation", accused  Waters of three counts of violating House rules and federal regulations. Waters and Mikael Moore, Waters' chief of  staff and grandson are accused of improperly intervening on behalf of OneUnited bank. A bank which her husband owned stock valued at $350,000.

          Because of the Government take over of Freddie Mac and Frannie Mae on Sept.7 2008  OneUnited bank was about to collapse. The collapse could have taken the congress woman's husband's now $175,000 investment to Zero.

          Waters called Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to set up a meeting between National Bankers Association, a group which OneUnited was a member and  officials from the Treasury. Bank officials asked for $50 million to cover anticipated losses . OneUnited later asked to trade stock in FreddieMac and Fannie Mae valued at $51 million for $42 million.Treasury didn't have proper authority to make the trade but the Bank later received $12million of TARP money.
Waters is accused of failing to properly oversee Mikael Moore work and charged with violating the Code of Ethics for Government Service...

In case you got confused, they were asking for MILLIONS to cover "anticipated" losses, FIFTY MILLION - $50 Million. Then asked to swap $51 million worth of Stock for $42 million dollars..( it is unclear at this time the actual value of the stock at the time they wanted to trade)
Like others in the government these days, it seems Waters is trying to blame the Bush Administration ... In an interview Waters said, "A mantee"of Karl Rove, the White house deputy chief of staff under President George W Bush," took this public information to the OCE with allegations of a conflict of interest"
(Mrs. Waters take a look at the information and  actions taken by you and your staff/ grandson  and don't blame the messenger!)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Inception New Movie




This is far from a normal post for me but after seeing the movie INCEPTION I had to "blog"
about it, I had no choice. Don't get me wrong, I am not a movie critic except I do have an opinion on this movie. I have to  say Movies have not been something I have been "into" until recently. It might have to do with visits to a small town in North Carolina, Shelby and a person ( Jeannie) who happens to live there. In any event, this movie, INCEPTION, is a far cry from an everyday movie and might not be enjoyed by everyone. However, I would recommend  everyone over ... say 13 or so see it. ( I picked 13 only because I figure at 13 I was ready to see and understand this type of movie)  There are some movie stars in the movie but that is not why you "need " to see INCEPTION. As matter of fact I would rather see a movie without movies "stars" because I want to see the the actor as real people in the story not as actors.
INCEPTION is a real "dream" of a movie! OK, that was my attempt at humor, you will understand it only if you see or have seen, the movie.
 OK, so this movie is about dreams and the way dreams are used to change real life. "Change" might not be the best word to describe what goes on in the movie but I don't want to "give away" any of the movie it is too good. So I guess you will have to see it to understand.......
 I will tell you to be on time for this movie, open you mind and if you can takes notes in the dark ..... well .... ( OK maybe taking notes might be  little extreme, but I want to see the DVD so I can stop it)
 I will say dreams are an important part of the movie, if not the movie itself but it goes way beyond just a dream ... maybe a dream within a dream, within a dream,  and back out.
OK, there it is, ( I "sort of" lied before when I said, I didn't want to "give away" the movie), I just gave you the entire movie without really giving away the movie. Tricky, maybe, but you have to see it to understand. If you have already seen it you understand perfectly.
 See it, then let me know what you think.........

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Government works for you, not the other way around!

     Facts to remember before you vote in Nov 2010

Interesting facts you should know about and remember when you go to vote. I am not telling you who to vote for I am saying read these facts and think long and hard before you vote. Try your best not to fall for the lies and misrepresentations made by,some of, the people who will be running for office. Look at their record, how they voted in the past. I am not going to say too much about the current president except, look at what has happened and what has not happened, experience is important. Electing someone to the highest position in the government with no experience is trouble, big trouble. Of course the experience level doesn't have to be as high the lower the position in the government but you need common sense people who understand life and the way things need to work, NOT: "pie in the sky" - "the government can cure all, and is the end all be all"  - "the government knows better than the people and should have control" - "the more government the better" type of people! I will say, stay away from labels but be aware of labels.. A conservative government leads to a society that is free and a people who control the government not the other way around.
I ask that you remember the following facts before the elections in November 2010.
  1. U..S.. House & Senate have voted themselves $4,700 and $5,300 raises.
  2. They voted NOT to give seniors a S.S. Cost of living raise in 2010 and 2011.
  3. Medicare premiums will go up $285.60 for the 2-years
  4. There will be no 3% COLA: $660/yr.
  5. Your total 2-yr loss and cost is -$1,600 or -$3,200 for husband and wife.
  6. Over these same 2-years each Congress person will get $10,000
  7. ( Excuse me but)Do you feel SCREWED?
  8.  Have your cost of drugs - doctor fees - local taxes - food, etc., decreased?
  9. NO WAY.
Congress received a raise and has better health and retirement benefits than you or I.
  • Why should they care about you?
  • You never did anything about it in the past.
  • You obviously are too stupid or don't care.
  • Do you really think that Nancy , Harry, Chris, Charlie, Barny, etc., care about you?
Send the message to these individuals --- "YOU'RE FIRED!"
In 2010 you will have a chance to get rid of the sitting Congress: up to 1/3 of the Senate and 100% of the House!
Make sure you're still mad in November 2010 and remind their replacements not to screw-up.
It is ok to share this with others in your sphere of influence if you are finally tired of the abuse. Maybe it's time for Amendment 28 to the Constitution..
28th Amendment will be as follows:
"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators or Representatives, and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ."
( It is hard to believe this isn't  part of our Constitution already.)
Let's get this passed around, - these people in Washington have brought this upon themselves! It's time for us to have people in our government working for us. Let's take back America ..
Please let others know how you feel about this, tell you friends, tell you government. if you don't you could be part of the problem of national apathy.
Let me know what you think. I don't mean to offend anyone but I, as you, want my government back. They are supposed to be working for us, not for themselves and not make things SOUND good but be good and remember 28th Amendment!
A lot of this seems to apply to seniors but it applies to all of us.
Thank you for reading, come back and feel free to comment.
Other blogs of mine:
http://bryansaunders.blogspot.com
http://hubpages.com/hub/bryansblog

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Gore Right About Climate Change!

Never thought you would here or read me say, Gore is right about climate change. He might not be right when it comes to a lot of things but he nailed this climate change thing right on the head. No, I am not talking about global warming...I am talking about the climate in the Gore house... Seems after 40 years of what most thought was martial bliss the couple has decided to call it quits. ( I take no joy in the fact that they have decide to split, none what so ever) But it seems by all accounts it is true! 
 I am not a fan of Al Gore's and have stated my opinion on his  views many times but when I was first informed of the news, I said to myself, the climate sure has changed for that household! This climate change was more personal and closer to home for Tipper and Al who let it be known thru emails sent to family and friends about the split.
       I wish the both of them the very best and if there is any chance of getting back together I hope it happens. There is that little voice deep inside that wants to know the real story.....
In any event life is no bed of roses and that is for sure!

Friday, May 28, 2010

United Nations - TEEB Got It Wrong, Humans are Part of Nature

The United Nation's TEEB report states that humans have damaged about 1/3 of the Earth's habitat.  Other than the fact the word “damage” has many meanings there is another factor that  seems to have  been overlooked, animals. What about the animals,  they tear up jungles, eat away miles upon miles of nature, killing other animals just to   survive. For example, how many mussels, clams and fish are destroyed by  other animals each day? Cows and pigs just might be the third or fourth largest producers of gas released into the atmosphere. How many tons of hay do horses plant  each year, how many do they eat? We all know humans and their  record when it comes to keeping the water clean but, what about the fish in the oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, ponds and creeks?
I am not saying man doesn't need to be responsible for the way he treats the planet but the animals get a free pass, because they are nature.  I am a man and believe it or not I am part of nature!
 Now what about the TEEB REPORT, who comes up with it and what  do they say about it? TEEB is a UN study titled The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for National and International Policy Makers. According to its website,
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study is a major international initiative to draw attention to the global economic benefits of biodiversity, to highlight the growing costs of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, and to draw together expertise from the fields of science, economics and policy to enable practical actions moving forward...TEEB is hosted by the United Nations Environment Program and supported by the European Commission, the German Federal Environment Ministry and the UK government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, recently joined by Norway’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs and The Netherland’s Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment.
TEEB was put together by a worldwide group of scientists, business leaders and specialists in a variety of disciplines, headed by Indian banker Pavan Sukhdev.
Pretty impressive, right?  Well, apparently not in the eyes of its creators, because, as with so many documents today, they included a disclaimer, saying views expressed in the report are purely those of the authors and may not in any circumstances be regarded as stating an official position of the organizations involved.OK, so the people who came up with the information are not the ones who put the report together and the group that is using the report are distancing themselves from it!  But please don't get me wrong, each and every word of this report could be true — or not!
Speaking of each and every word, lets take a look at a few of guardian.co.uk's words about the report,
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has previously estimated that species are becoming extinct at a rate 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than it would naturally be without humans.
OK, I am sick of it. Humans are on this earth naturally, as in part of nature. I am sick of others telling me I am not part of nature. I did nothing to get here. Nothing, and I knew nothing about anything before I got here so, yes it needs to be said and I am saying it, Humans are a part of nature!  In fact, I would say, more so than the other animals and plants.
Now you know what this natural man believes

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Liar Liar Riding Shorts On Fire!

Cyclist Floyd Landis, who had  his 2006 Tour de France champion title taken away after he tested positive for "doping" (positive for testosterone), now admits to "doping".  He now accuses his former team cyclist, including Lance Armstrong, of "doping."
 " I don't know the man, but what he wants us to believe is a little hard to swallow!"
This is after he said,
  
"I don't feel guilty at all about having doped,"  "I did what I did because that's what we did and it was a choice I had to make after 10 years or 12 years of hard work to get there; and that was a decision I had to make to make the next step. My choices were, do it and see if I can win, or don't do it and I tell people I just don't want to do that, and I decided to do it."  ( What did he just say? Sounds to me he said, I had a choice and I chose to "dope.")
He also wrote a book, "False Positive" claiming his innocents  and now I am supposed to feel good about the fact he might be coming clean, it's just my opinion but if he wants to come clean, do it but not while pointing fingers.  Why should anyone believe him?  He has lied some much, both in his book and  his own words, it reminds me of the old phase, "watch his mouth, when it is open he is lying" Sorry there bud, but you can't have it both ways.
 You doped, you got caught, "you denied it," you kept on denying it, you wrote a book denying  it  and now when you've  "come clean"   you are spreading blame to others and trying  to take them down too!  Something is starting to smell a little fishy!!!!!
 Sucks to be out of the lime light now doesn't it? If he came clean and didn't mention  Lance Armstrong do you really think there would be headlines?
I think not, not among the general public. However, put the name Lance Armstrong in the mixed and you have instant news coverage!!

 Since the  06 positive test, he has denied doping. He wrote a book, "Positively False," disputing his positive test and solicited donations for a costly legal campaign to overturn his ban and clear his name. Now he wants everyone to believe that  he did dope only because, HERE IT COMES...... EVERYBODY ELSE DID!!!   Wait, this time he is really telling the truth and naming names so that makes his story more believable? I think not!  I could go on and on but I won't.... However, I do love the story where the bus full of cyclist pulled off on the side of the road and all the entire team got  blood transfusions! But who am I to think otherwise???????????
* Can't say if he did or not, or if others did or not, but the more I sniff the fishier it smells...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Blagojevich - ( Impeached) " Ex" Governor of IL, A Piece Of Work!


Blagojevich  accused of trying to secure a  job in exchange for naming White House adviser Valerie Jarrett — referred to as “Candidate B,” to the Senate seat made available by Obama.

Blagojevich’s defense team has been on a subpoena spree : Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) have received subpoenas. U.S. District Judge James Zagel ruled last month that the former governor’s lawyers could not compel testimony from Obama.
In a January 2009  Blagojevich said,he believes the testimony of other public officials will exonerate me.
“If I can bring [Obama’s] chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, in to testify … if I can bring Valerie Jarrett, a top staffer to President Obama in to testify, if I can bring Congressman Jackson, Sen. Durbin, Sen. Reid, Sen.  Menendez , Elvis, Ben Hurr, Captain America, Vanna White, Mickey Mouse, Jimmy Olsen,  Clark Kent and  even Mr. White along with  a whole host of other people. "If I could get  every single person I talked to about the Senate seat, I can clear my name" … "and fairness and justice will prevail,” Blagojevich said. Blagojevich had hoped to get testimony to fight impeachment proceedings in the Illinois Legislature but ...Opps!, He  failed and ultimately was removed from office.
  All I can say is keep the faith man, you are going to need it! 
 I will just leave it at that for now..... No offense but "some" of you guys in Chicago, Boy Oh Boy, you say it, so you think it must be so!!!!


Friday, May 14, 2010

Test

This was a very nice water fall in Greenville SC. The day was perfect and the company was even better. And this concludes this test of the blog..........

Healthcare Law Discriminates Against Jews & Christians - Time To Ask The Religion Czar Why



The New Healthcare law discriminates against Christians and Jews by denying them exemptions extended to other religions.  The requirement that you must purchased healthcare insurance or be subject to fines enforced by the IRS.

 These exemptions are  reserved for Muslims, Scientologists, Amish, Christian Scientists and Native American Indians who have a “conscientious objection” to insurance.
   Separation between church and "state" right? 
 Who is deciding which religions get the pass?
Does one need a religion to be a conscientious objector? If this is the case then what Dept. of the government and who is the religion Czar? 
 Of course I ask these question, partly in jest because I know there will be no answer coming from the government. Besides the politicians in DC these days are so much smarter and know what is best for all the people. (Wait, did I just say that.....??)
 In any case the fact still remains certain religions are  exempt from  certain parts of the new healthcare law. 
Maybe this is something you want to ask your Congressman or Congresswoman.    (Representatives)

3 Immigrants Arrested!


3 Arrested On Immigrations Violations

      It is simply horrible, three men were arrested on immigrations violations. However, it should come as no surprise. People and officials have been talking about the new Arizona law for some time now..."we knew this was going to happen, it was only a matter of time." "They are only beginning to "round them up" it is going to get worse."
      The three men were arrested as authorities searched homes and businesses. "Oh My Gawd", residents were outraged and spoke of Nazi like police searching house to house. " This  is only going to get worse, I can't believe it is happening in this country." "What's next concentration camps?"
  
   As people questioned what the future might hold it became clear the three men were arrested and held on immigrations violations which are administrative, not criminal charges. Their names were  not being released by authorities.

        Hold on, "don't get your shorts in a knot"!
 First off, this had nothing to do with Arizona, the raids came about because of evidence gathered during the investigation into the Time Square Car Bombing attempt. The three men were Pakistani, not Mexican. Two were seizes in Boston,the third in Maine, by the F B I.
    The attorney General, Eric Holder told reporters, there is enough evidence  the men provided Faisal Shahzad an American  suspected in  the New York  car bomb attempt, with money. The FBI had not yet determined if the three actually knew the money was  going to be used for a terrorist act.
Some of the very same laws that Arizona  made  state law were used to "round-up" the men.
 Maybe that Arizona law isn't so bad or far fetch after all?????

Arizona Law

OK everyone stop freaking out over the new law in Arizona and read the law. It makes being illegal, illegal.
Wow now there is a radical idea!