Monday, December 9, 2013

$15 an hour? Minimum wage for Minimum Effort. The End of personal responsibility and the degredation of the spirit of goodwill and charity.

No offense(ok, maybe a little.) If you didn't have the ambition to finish high school, or maybe you got a GED, and you can't budget your money, and have not applied yourself to a degree where you were able to get a job better than McDonald's or Walmart, I'm sorry, but you don't deserve to make $15 dollars an hour.

I make less than that and I care for two other people and you know what? It's a struggle, but with some crafty shopping and cutting out all the frivolous purchases, we've been surviving just fine. A family of three on very tight budget and I feel pretty good.

My life is OK and if yours is not, it is not the world's fault. You must look at your choices, and find and remove the things that hinder your happiness and work towards bettering yourself, even if the betterment is internal. You lash out at others for your own failures(something I did in my youth all too often.)

You are bitter at those with money and privilege, when in reality most of them are not any happier than you are. So why is your anger directed at people who have applied themselves and worked hard to make their lives better. Shouldn't they be an example of what we can achieve if we strive for it, and not a target of misplaced rage.

Many who advocate more government spending for social welfare programs, do not give of themselves in a charitable manner. Your efforts to help should equal or exceed the level of help being provided by government agencies.(I don't mean you need to spend a billion dollars)But if the government says we will give you a hot meal and clean socks, you offer 2 hot meals and a clean shirt.

There are many food pantries and soup kitchens around. Perhaps you could help out at one, or just as important, tell people about those resources so they can utilize them to stave off hunger and find a warm, friendly environment to relax in for a time.

Give a friend in need some pocket change or offer to share your dinner with them. None of these things require a great deal of effort, and they were at one time, the spirit contained in the very least of us. Now the best of us pass the responsibility off to government machines and we ridicule charitable organizations because some of them dare to believe in God.

It saddens me deeply that we live in a world that has given up, that is willing to subject itself to tyranny and too put ambition aside so as to gain a moments rest at the bosom of the statist machine.
My only hope is that in all this madness more people will realize that just being an 'activist' doesn't make you anything more than a mouth piece. Your efforts would be better served in more action and less talk.

If you know of any truly active groups that promote charity and self-reliance, please feel free to share them with me. I will happily post links to their sites, and try and spread the word about their great efforts.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Take back America 2014 Battle for Liberty

In the coming months we are going to see big changes in this country. Change that we were promised by the President when he was first elected in 2008. In 2013, it's hard to imagine that this was the kind of change he was talking about. High unemployment, skyrocketing costs for food and basic goods, more government intrusion, less rights, less liberty, common core to make our children more stupid, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, NSA illegal wiretapping, changes to the NDAA allowing the indefinite detention of US citizens for any reason and legalizing sodomy and bestiality in the United States Military, unprecedented abuse of power by law enforcement and federal agents against law-abiding citizens.

Not to mention the incomprehensible health care law that does absolutely everything the president said it wouldn't, and fines people for non-compliance all while the website that was created for it stifles or completely prevents people from doing what the law requires.

This is the America Barack Obama envisioned for us???

In the last few months I have seen shocking displays of ignorance and naivety from Lord Obama's legion of zombie dunderheads. I am frightened that I live in a country where people are genuinely happy to be forced into healthcare, happy to expand food stamps and medicaid to beyond the breaking point in the misguided notion that it's the best and only way to help people. Large swaths of people who are willing to give up their liberty and freedoms for that ounce of security.  I have heard people praying for the day when we can all live like we are supposed to in peace and harmony as Karl Marx envisioned for us.....wait. WTF????? The population of the freest nation earth espousing the failed ideals of Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, and Communism.

Our forefathers are trying to tear down the gates of heaven just to get back down here and put a stop to this insanity.

I am tired.

I am tired of an economy collapsing under the burden of over-regulation and failed Keynesian economic policies.

 I am tired of having to choose between eating healthy and eating within a budget.

I am tired of waking up every day to more and more restrictions on the things I used to take for granted. What was once an infraction, is now a felony, what was once commonplace is now considered criminal, our property is not our own, our bodies are not our own, the very air we breath and the water we drink is not our own. All of these things can be taxed, restricted, or made criminal by an overreaching Federal Government who has abandoned our founding principles over a century ago.

I want my childhood back, when things were simpler, and people more interested in living for themselves then forcing their idea of living on others.

So please take back your utopian pile of shit.

You can keep your political correctness.
You can keep your invisible racism accusations.
You can keep your feminist rape culture of lies and distortions.
You can keep your free health care.
You can keep your veiled intolerance, your violent peace movement, your candy coated world of altruistic horse shit where everything is always wonderful, and paid for by the government with free money that came from the magical tree of social welfare.

I'll take back my free market capitalism.
I'll take back my freedom of speech.
I'll take back my second amendment rights.
I'll take back the freedom and liberty that we all used to enjoy.
And soon, I have a very distinct feeling we will be taking our country back as well.

I do not care if you disagree with my perspective,I do not want to argue about what you believe to be fact or fiction, and I no longer care about your delusional ranting about some socialist wonderland.
I have decided that from now on, the only course of action is NOT to debate, NOT to persuade, NOT to work toward bipartisan solutions. I so desperately wanted to believe that we could all get along. But we can't. So the time for talk is over. The values and ideas that our forefathers set down in the constitution will be my battle map, the organized groups of freedom loving peoples my army, and the hope of a truly peaceful tomorrow my shield. This is war. Not a war of guns and tanks and planes, but of facts, and law, and justice. A war of words. A war of policies. The battlefield is Washington, DC and it begins in November of 2014.

Choose your weapons(candidates) well. The time to reclaim America from the brain dead masses of socialist ass weasels begins now.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Real Hope and Change in 2013

So. Yeah. With this new year I've begun to feel very differently about things. I don't think I'm any less than I was, or that I've decided to hug trees and wear Birkenstock sandals and smoke weed. Sorry, not my scene. But I realized I'm also not opposed to people who do. I'm not opposed to gay marriage, or abortion in some respects. I have disagreements with people over the function and usage of these ideals, but not the basic premise.

All people should have the right to be in a civil union and have the same rights. But I believe that the "sacrament of holy matrimony" or marriage as defined by the church is a valid religious concern and should not be subject to scrutiny by the gay community. I also feel that the Christians need to separate themselves from the secular definition of marriage as defined by the states.

In regards to abortion, I will not deny a woman's right to choose, I do however have a strong disagreement as to why we need abortion and what it is currently used primarily for. only about 1% of all abortions are because of rape, incest, or medical necessity, that leaves 99% of abortions as elective for numerous mundane reasons. This means that in general abortion is being used as a violent form of birth control. As a father of two very unique daughters, and one unique son I know that the moment of their conception is what made them who they are, and it was those unique circumstances that brought them into my life.

Conception can only lead to a human being, and therefore, regardless of whether or not a brain is formed, or the fetus feels pain in those early stages, it is still a human being, and you have chosen to bring it into the world through accident, or carelessness; and have now decided to end it's existence without just as much carelessness. Congratulations you hold the power of life and death over a pea sized pre-born human being who didn't ask to be created, and also has no say in his untimely demise.

So now that you understand my objections to the two most heated topics of the day, let me get back to the reason for this post. A lot of my earlier posts were tinged with a lot of hate and righteous indignation. Since the inception of this blog my mood has been tempered by many factors, and because of this I've decided to make a few changes.

The most significant change will be the general intention of this blog. I no longer support the majority of conservative representatives in office today. I also oppose most liberal congressmen as well. I've decided that to change the system we need a totally new system; and to do that we need a new way of thinking. We need to bring people together to think about how we can live with the maximum amount of freedom, with the least government intrusion, and the most balanced form of government regulation necessary to protect people from large corporate entities that are unscrupulous and whose practices pose a threat the the health of the citizenry.

I will be focusing on human issues, and how the government is either helping or hindering those human issues. I will be looking at ways to effectively change government from without, and arm the people with knowledge to keep them safe from government intrusion. I will not be posting articles specifically on how to keep the cops from finding your weed stash hidden in your car. While I think pot should be legal, right now it isn't so your on your own brothers and sisters. I will however tell you facts related to law and how to best defend yourself against bad doobies in the government and police department.

This will be a big task for me, separating the facts in the law books, from the convoluted nonsense of the 'sovereign' citizen and the 4th amendment card holders who are well intentioned, but sometimes woefully misinformed. I am not a lawyer or a constitutional scholar, but I hope over the coming months I will become as near to both to be able to serve you well and arm you with correct and accurate information.

I have been running this blog for nearly three and a half years now and regardless of where life takes me, I will continue to write in it even if it it only to satisfy my own needs when the rest of the world has stopped reading or caring. This is one of my favorite outlets, and I'm so glad that I have started this particular journey.

I am trying to reconcile my minds deepest conflict, the one where half of my mind is telling me that we are all one energy and can live in harmony with the universe, and the other that tells me that, you can spout all the consciousness you want, but if you try that shit in Iran you'll probably get strung up from a lamppost, and that's not a joke, it's reality. So I'm going to focus on the folks who want to hear a positive message, even if some of them are convinced that they can radiate enough love to make psychopathic dictators give up their evil ways and embrace sustainable farming.

We are all unique and beautiful, but some of us are stupid. My only hope is that I can make a few of you less stupid. Sorry if you think that's harsh, but I was born without a properly working filter in my brain so you will hear only the truth and the world as I see it. It might not be pretty, but we're really living in it, so you should see it for what is while still trying to focus on the beauty of it as well.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Union Terrorists Destroy Quaker Meetinghouse

Excerpted from Reason: Police say union workers “almost certainly” torched an under-construction Quaker meetinghouse in northwest Philadelphia four days before Christmas. The Chestnut Hill Friends had hired non-union labor for the project, which discommoded several construction unions.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Vandals with an acetylene torch crept onto the project’s muddy construction site in the middle of the night. Working out of view in the meetinghouse’s freshly cemented basement, they sliced off dozens of bolts securing the bare steel columns and set fire to the building crane, causing $500,000 in damage.

Police detectives deemed the attack arson because of a series of confrontational visits from union officials days before the incident. They say the torch could only have been operated by a trained professional, and believe it was almost certainly the work of disgruntled union members. The city has assigned extra investigators to the case and is working with federal forensic experts to track down the vandals, said Michael Resnick, the city’s public safety commissioner.

Keep reading…

Excerpted from It was probably back in 1997, though some think it might have been even earlier, when the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting concluded that it had outgrown its space and that it was high time to erect a new building. But because it is not the Quaker way to rush into things, the group spent a few more years reflecting on whether it should buy land on Mermaid Lane for the new meetinghouse.

Even after the group sealed the deal in 2003, there was still plenty more talking and thinking and praying to be done about the undertaking. There was a “dialogue session” to articulate the group’s “touchstone values,” then, a year later, a workshop with a facilitator, and, finally – just to be certain – a retreat for members.

As agonizing as the process was, the result is a trim little design, faced in traditional Wissahickon schist, that will visibly reflect the ideals Quakers hold dear, from respect for the environment to plain old good neighborliness. And yet, in one crucial way,  

the $5.8 million project now under construction is also a frank acknowledgment of real-world conditions: To afford Philadelphia’s first new Quaker meetinghouse in 80 years, the Chestnut Hill Friends felt their only option was to employ a nonunion contractor.
And now they are paying the price.

Four days before Christmas, the Friends’ world was rocked by the sort of violence they have devoted their lives to stamping out.