Sunday, January 31, 2016

President Obama and Walmart

Shout Out to His Honour President

Barack Obama
     In his past he earned an university degree (I don't know which field probably law), and he was a Chicago, Illinois guy although that would make him a Yankee. And to boot he is willing to let mohammedans have the benefit of the doubt. And his pastor was kinda whacko. Don't care where he grew up, he was born in America and that is the rule. Think that is roughly six faults that I am only too glad to point out to anyone whom reads this.
     He "is" my President and leader of our Government. He fought tooth and nail to receive the honour of leading this place we name home. He has performed his duty toward us differently than I would have chosen to perform my duty. Like all Presidents, am sure he rolls with the punches when eliciting critique of the duty. It is quite easy for this crippled old man to sit here and text this short article. In addition, there is no need for me to be civil and/or polite to my staff because I don't rate a staff any longer. Our President does not make his decisions alone; not inside an insulated cubicle shielded from friendly negative criticism. He has tried to withdraw our guys from foreign countries as he said, the criminals over there won't let it happen. He tried to empty Guantanamo Bay Prison of its criminals, yet for some reason sovereign nations around the world do not want them on their soil (they are so welcome in other countries there is a waiting line of non-criminal countries willing to shelter them, pay their bills, find them very high-paying unskilled labour positions within their economies). Basically we have many of the world's most unworthy, unskilled, ignorant criminals on a very long leash at the moment with supposedly civilized governments unwilling to provide a safe place for their own citizens to live (that's why we cannot exit - safety provision for another country's citizens and this is why Guantanamo Bay still has so many productive "desirable" people eating for free... free to do all they want except earn justice for criminal acts). I don't want to be-labour on this topic.
     One of the reasons for this soapbox speech, is that I have noticed Walmart shuttering some stores. The reasons probably vary for each store yet I think the management wizards there are preparing for changes in the prices of merchandise produced in Communist China and then, consumed by the U.S. Have been keeping track of labeling on products at stores for years. There have been drastic changes in the last year or more. The American Consumer is expecting items to originate from anyplace other than Communist China. Their economy is propped up in order to facilitate the most inexpensive items possible to reach the Americans, so hard-working American folks get more bang for the buck. This is Walmart's successful strategy... providing decent stuff for a good price. Communist China does have "HUGE" everything, yes. Including empty stomachs. And the need for electricity. And water. Am thinking everything is basically okay for the Commies (I hope so) yet the reality of having a stable productive economy demands the needs of folks to be met.
     Instead of major calamities, et cetera, hurting them... good things have happened and the Communists failed to plan for that eventuality. No one wants to take what belongs to someone else, except at parts of the world exhibited for us on a daily basis. My Dad always spoke highly of mainland China as well as Taiwan. He said that people worldwide and countries are all basically the same. The rich want more and the vast number of regular folks want peace, harmony, good food, health and education for their kids(which is "more" just as for the rich).

Mark My Words: something is up because Walmarts are closing. Hopefully some folks read this... would be happy if I actually caught a trend before it happened.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Syrian Refugees - Problem Solved

Read a Tweet this morning first thing. Sa'udi and Kuwait are not providing a place for Syrian refugees. I chose another way to look at this. Here goes.
 The Sa'udi and Kuwaiti Kingdoms have enough money to buy another landmass as large as Syria itself! The Syrian refugees would have safe havens. Problems solved.
There would be no sectarian strife... that would be left behind.
There would be no corrupt civil administration... that would be left behind.
All of the problems that Syrians could not solve in Syria would not exist in the new country. That is why it is wise to allow Syrian refugees into "your" country. They would leave their problems in Syria and contribute only good things to "your" country. Isn't that what the pagan infidel Mohammedan beliefs of peace and love will do in this brand new country. A new country with plenty of food, shelter, and freedom, already provided by the kind-hearted people that have the money to solve Syrian's problems. Hope to develop this thought in more depth at a later date.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Black Lives Matter

Black lives matter and always have. Am going to develop this thought as time passes and thoughts come to me, and I can add these thoughts. 
The way this statement, "Black Lives Matter," is being used by the media (propaganda), and others, assumes that there must have been a time when black lives "did not matter." Look at the way they present this thought to us. We all have access to the same sources of information and no where have I seen the statement "itself examined.
Maybe in earlier times, when African chiefs and people sold their excess and unwanted citizens to Muslim slavers, black lives did not matter. But this does not account for the slaves themselves. If they died, their fellow tribesmen and the Muslims would not have made any profit. So back then black lives mattered.
Am going to discuss the practice of slavery as well as I can... the history of slavery will add an important dimension to this post.
The point I would like to make is that Black Lives Do Matter, and whomever is putting it into anyone's head that All lives don't matter is in error!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

medical marijuana

Medical Marijuana - Compassion

Was walking to the bank to cash a check earlier this week and saw the sign below. Decided to do some reading online to see what "medical cannabis" is all about. So I  navigated to wiki. It says that the "pot" cannot be smoked, and has been used for quite a while in California to help alleviate the side-effects of


chemotherapy and management of HIV/AIDS. The first picture on the chemotherapy wiki site was of a woman receiving chemo treatment. She had wine-coolers taped to her hands for suppression of  damage to her fingernails from the chemo. Guess that the doctors administering chemo know as much about the side-effects of chemo as they know about the side-effects of medicinal marijuana. Wonder what flavour of wine-cooler helps the fingernails better?The treatment of HIV progressing to full-blown AIDS seems to be effective recently compared to the early years of trying to help people because with time the doctors have learned. To me, the whole idea of medicine is to help people. If that means having wine-coolers taped to your hands  as in the case of helping people receiving chemo or the complicated and difficult to understand treatment of people with the deadly AIDS epidemic, a bit of trial and error is worth the time.
    According to the Wikipedia site on medical marijuana it said, "The doctors just do not know," what the benefits of marijuana compared to the adverse reactions of marijuana may present. It seems to me if people stop puking their guts out or have a better appetite while receiving other treatments, it may be worth the adverse effect of a bit of cotton-mouth to learn from experience... just as the doctors have learned from experience in treating AIDS. 








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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Jews - A Quote By Mark Twain

On The Tenacity And Eternal Perseverance...

Of Jews:

"If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one quarter of one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous puff of star dust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way. Properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk.
"His contributions to the world's list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine and abstruse learning are also very out of proportion to the weakness of numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world in all ages; and has done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself and be excused for it. The Egyptians, the Babylonians and the Persians rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greeks and Romans followed and made a vast noise, and they were gone; other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, and have vanished.
"The Jew saw them all, survived them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmaties [sic], of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert but aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jews; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?"
[A quote by Mark Twain written in 1899 that appeared in Harper's Magazine]

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Morsi - Legacy and Fiats

Morsi's Tenure and Legacy
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Mohamed Mursi was removed from the office of President of The Arab Republic of Egypt on 3 July 2013. With just over fifty-one percent of the votes cast in his favor, the fifty-one percent of eligible voters who decided to participate in the ballot elected Morsi on 24 June 2012 in the first democratic election for president Egypt has held. After one year of divisive politics and dwindling resources protests were organized to demand he step down from office which resulted in the Egyptian Armed Forces seizing control and establishing an interim authority on 3 July 2013.
The transition authority
Adly Mansour, the interim President of Egypt appointed by the Egyptian Armed Forces, is the administrative head of government. Hazem El-Beblawi has been declared acting premier of the transitional legislative cabinet. The third entity of a truly Republican democracy is the judicial branch which was weakened and gutted by legislative decree during the Morsi term as president. 
What concerns me is the talk of "peaceful" protests leading to deaths and injuries. According to the African Arguments website article I was reading this morning, "Unlike Tunisia, Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood failed to involve their competitors in the democratic process. This  made it easy for their opponents to unite against them, to mobilize the streets, and thus, gave an alibi to the army in its intervention."
Resources
There is a cash reserves crisis, dwindling food security, and fuel supplies shortage in Egypt. The United Arab Emirates have floated a three billion aid package to Egypt, and the Sa'udi are planning on five billion dollars; in the form of bank deposits, cash, and fuel supplies. It is to be hoped that this will help the interim authority avert a national meltdown in Egypt while the transition from military control takes place.


Monday, July 8, 2013

Muslim Brotherhood - Power

Muslim Brotherhood
Sharing Power and Opting Out
The Musl'im Brotherhood in Egypt is not practising what it imams (preaches).  When Morsi (Mursi, et cetera) was the Egyptian President, the "Bros" were only to happy to dictate how power was/is shared at the national level with other parties. As long as the voting majority in both sections of the legislative branch was dominated by pro-bro parties there was not a problem. Over the past months the bros realized that there are little things involved with running a country: the economy, foreign exchange stability, international perceptions, and Ethiopian dams that pertain to a country's function. The bros learned that borrowing money and praying five times a day do not "put food on the table" so to speak. Cash reserves are all but spent. The Egyptians are running out of money to buy food. No one is willing to tour the ancient historical sites because of the fear of extremist criminals as actors in the legitimate government.  Islamists run wild in the Sinai, and control rural areas (the rule of written law being absent). Crime is increasing exponentially. Therefore the silent majority of law-abiding Egyptian citizens took to the streets in order to alter the downward spiral of events. President Mursy went into hiding and then protective custody, and the military took control. Now, the bros have decided not to participate at all in Egyptian politics, opting to protect peace... even if they have to fight to the death.
Hypocrisy
The results of this last week's events has caused the "bros" to be placed on an equal footing with everyone else. That is basically the situation as I see it. Yet, they have decided in the last two to three days not to participate in their own government. The people of Egypt could oust Mubarak, but Morsy cannot be relieved of his duties because of his failures... and the curtailing of freedom. This hypocrisy is then followed by more hypocrisy: the Muslim Brotherhood will protect peace (their own control of the power apparatus) ... even if they have to fight to the death. This statement simply amazes me.