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    "Stay in your lane"

    Thursday, July 23, 2009, 7:14 PM [General]

    We have a saying in the military, "Stay in your lane." Basically, it means mind your own business. President Obama's comments about the arrest of his friend by the Cambridge Police Department were inappropiate. The issue is not whether the arrest was proper or improper. The issue is that President Obama should not be making such commets. It is not his job. He is the President of the United States and not the Police Commissioner of Cambridge. Mr President, "Stay in your lane!"

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    "A nation of cowards"

    Friday, February 20, 2009, 9:30 AM [General]

    What does the new US Attorney General want us to do? I certainly hope the Holder was not directing that comment at 'White Americans.' That would show that he too is a coward. How can the US Attorney General do his job when makes comments that could be considered racist on his part? His job is to protect the country terrorists and to uphold the laws of the land. He cannot do that if he has issues.

    We have a black man for a president. That's cool and I can live with that. We have a black man for the US Attorney General. That's cool and I can live with that. What I can't abide is a person using his/her position as a platform to stir up racial problems. IF Holder was using making a racist comment, then that is unacceptable and he should be removed from office as soon as possible. 

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    "The Hyphen"

    Monday, February 16, 2009, 9:06 AM [General]

    THE HYPHEN

    Attributed to John Wayne

    The Hyphen, Webster's Dictionary defines,
    Is a symbol used to divide a
    compound word or a single word.
    So it seems to me that when a man calls himself
    An "Afro-American," a "Mexican-American,"
    "Italian-American," An "Irish-American,"
    "Jewish-American,"
    What he's sayin' is, "I'm a divided American."

    Well, we all came from other places,
    Different creeds and different races,
    To form a nation...to become as one,
    Yet look at the harm a line has done-
    A simple little line, and yet
    As divisive as a line can get.
    A crooked cross the Nazis flew,
    And the Russian hammer and sickle too-
    Time bombs in the lives of Man;
    But none of these could ever fan
    The fames of hatred faster than
    The Hyphen.

    The Russian hammer built a wall
    That locks men's hearts from freedom's call.
    A crooked cross flew overhead
    Above twenty million tragic dead-
    Among them men from this great nation,
    Who died for freedom's preservation.
    A hyphen is a line that's small;
    It can be a bridge or be a wall.
    A bridge can save you lots of time;
    A wall you always have to climb.
    The road to liberty lies true.
    The Hyphen's use is up to you.

    Used as a bridge, it can span
    All the differences of Man.
    Being free in mind and soul
    Should be our most important goal.
    If you use The Hyphen as a wall,
    You'll make your life mean...and small.
    An American is a special breed,
    Whose people came to her in need.
    They came to her that they might find
    A world where they'd have peace of mind.
    Where men are equal...and something more-
    Stand taller than they stood before.

    So you be wise in your decision,
    And that little line won't cause division.
    Let's join hands with one another...
    For in this land, each man's your brother.
    United we stand...divided we fall.
    WE'RE AMERICANS...and that says it all.

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    Proof of purpose

    Monday, February 16, 2009, 8:27 AM [General]

    I was sitting here looking over my Beliefnet information, my groups and posts, wondering what is the purpose of all of this? My eyes have not been opened. I get better human interaction in real life. Honestly, there are too many weird people on Beliefnet. So, I am asking myself, what purpose does this place serve?

    For me, it is readily apparent, Beliefnet offers very little. But, for others, it allows an escape with others who feel the same about whatever subject that comes up. That's cool! I'm down with it.

    Convince me that the purpose is worth it. 

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    Do you like Chrome?

    Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 10:11 PM [General]

    I just downloaded Google's new browser, Chrome. So far it is better than IE and faster than Firefox. I am not plugging Google for Google, but I know how some people like to try out new things. Chrome is new. It imported my bookmarks from Firefox without any difficulty. It might do the same for IE. It is fast, even when loading the usually slow, for me, Beliefnet pages.

    Try Chrome. You might like it.  

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    Self-identification

    Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 9:01 AM [General]

    Years ago, I stopped being white and became a Native American. Parts of my family were standing on the Virginia shores when the first sail appeared in the James River. Now, I have dropped the 'Native' part and I identify myself as an American. There are too many roots in my family tree to start trying to identify with one cultureal background.

    I was born in this country. I am who I am. I am an individual, just like Barack Obama, and I can choose my own self-identity. We are who we want to be and not what others label us as being.

    What would we say if Obama self-identified as white? Funny that.

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    Put that cracker down!

    Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 8:43 AM [General]

    Let's look at this...

    There are about 305 million people in the US. 470 people have been sick from eating tainted peanut butter. Six people have died from eating said peanut butter. Why such a fuss? Do people not realize that so far only 0.000001% of the population have died from salmonella poisoning from peanut butter? So far, only 0.000154% had been made ill!!

    Now, look at this...

    On average, the CDC reports on average of 14 million cases of reported Salmonella poinsoning every year. Of those 14 million, the average number of deaths is 600.

    The media is making a Mt Everest out of a little bittie 'piss' ant hill. Be cautious, but not scared!!

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    Leave GAZA

    Sunday, January 11, 2009, 7:51 AM [General]

    Simply, Israel leave Gaza. You will never have peace as long as you are the bully on the block.
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    So far from home...

    Friday, January 9, 2009, 8:14 AM [General]

    The image with this post is a picture of our home as taken from the Cassini probe orbiting Saturn. Doesn't it look small and insignificant? Taken in 2006 (I just stumbled on it), shows the Earth through the gaps in Saturn's rings. If you can't see it, it's in the upper right center of the picture. Yes, the little blue dot!. All the known intelligence in the universe (as far as we know) is on that little blue dot. How precious we are. How precious we ALL are!

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    Save the Porn

    Thursday, January 8, 2009, 9:00 AM [General]

    I was tickled this morning when I found out that Larry Flint was going to apply for bailout money from Congress. Why not? As Flint said, 'everyone is asking for money.' I agree. If Congress is going to bail out business that made their own beds, why not bail out businesses that are made in the bed.

    No, I am not treating this lightly. Setting aside moral issues, if the porn industry truly is in need of financial help, then it should be treated equally as banks and auto makers. Fling and the producer of "Girls Gone Wild" are asking for $5billion citing the failing economy is seriously damaging their business. the porn film industry is a legitmate business in the United States with American's spening $8 billion annually. THAT is a lot of skin.

    I would suggest Congress tred carefully. If they dismiss Flint due to religious preferences, then I see a Supreme Court case coming. Congress cannot, and rightfully so, refuse to help the porn industy based on morals. That can be argued as a First Amendment violation. I am sure, however, there are reasons why Congress can deny help based on other grounds.

     Let's see what happens. 

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