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Retired Scott.

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Animal Cruelty: Boycott Halal

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The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Mahatma Gandhi

In 2003, the Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC), a British organization that advises government on how to avoid torture of livestock, recommended that Halal should be banned because the way Halal meat is produced causes severe suffering to animals.
Peter Jinman, president of the British Veterinary Association, said vets respected people’s religious beliefs, but urged Muslims to be respectful of animals too
“We are looking at what is acceptable in the moral and ethical society we live in,” he told BBC.

Fascist Feds Strike Again!

The government doesn’t agree when you disagree. What’s new?! Well, here’s the latest salvo against those who don’t buy its propaganda.
As reported on Free Beacon:

{“This service could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda, and assist in the preservation of open debate,” the grant said.
The government-funded researchers hope that the public will use their tool in the future to report on other Twitter users.}
Whatever your political stripe, you should be outraged. The National Science Foundation is giving a million dollars to Indiana University to develop a program to censure & stifle free speech. Who are they to decide what’s “false or misleading”?
Much of the tripe coming from government has always been false or misleading. There was Lyndon Johnson’s ‘war on poverty’, Nixon’s ‘not a crook’, Carter’s Education Department to make the USA #1 (we were 8th, now 17th), Reagan “didn’t know” about Iran-Contra, Bush 41’s “No new taxes” & New World Order (thousand shadowy agencies of darkness), Bill Clinton’s “didn’t have sexual relations” (Monica Lewinsky), Bush 43’s “Islam is a religion of peace” (only religion that subjugates women, allows slavery, espouses suicide bombing, kills homosexuals & Jews) and who can forget those WNDs Sadam Hussein didn’t have . Barak Obama’s ‘if you like your plan…your doctor, you can keep them”, closing Guantanamo Bay, hasn’t  stopped the weaponizing of government (IRS, FCC, NSA, EPA, FBI, BLM, and now the NSF) to put down “subversives”.
Bush’s “war on terror” has morphed into a war of terror. Not only do they fight our nation’s battles but alas, now they’re fighting battles against our nation in court & other places. Drones have already been used against US citizens for “law enforcement/ national security reasons”. Bureau of Land Management tried to a ranch so a US Senator could get a kickback from its sale to the Chinese government.Google anything I mentioned afore. Don’t take anyone’s word for granted: read, speak, decide for yourselves. People can be mistaken but often they just lie. You deserve better, no matter who you are!  

Memories

I thought my wedding day was my fondest memory. Then came my first child. Others followed but then I was busy climbing the corporate ladder. Still, I remember consoling my younger son when his team lost big games. I remember how proud I was of my daughters when they both made the honour roll @ school.
I was proud of my son. He was injured by an IED while serving in Iraq. Yet his down time gave us time to talk & bond like nothing else in years. I taught him chess but he must be cheating because I can’t seem to win anymore!
My grandchildren are gifts from God. My heart beat a little faster when they would  visit mamaw & me. Joy fulfilled.
I now miss the love of my life. It’s not because she’s deceased, nor because we were always the perfect couple or never fought or argued. We did.
No, I miss her because I let her walk away all those years ago. And all those great memories I related a fore never happened.
Have you broken up with your lover? Don’t end up like me. Chase them to the end of the earth, lay aside everything in your world…Let them know that’s what your willing to pay, give up, leave behind for them…just to be by their side!
Don’t regret what you’ve missed out on later like I have. Make those memories happen. The future depends on you.

MEU 2014/08/27

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Delaware Frees Siblings to Marry!

Marriage Equality Update:
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is leading the charge for civil unions (e.g. marriage) if not for civil rights. Enlightenment has struck the east coast!
Rehoboth Beach city council is set to pass an ordinance to allow same-sex couples to marry, even immediate family members! Mayor Samuel Cooper said he won’t veto the new law.
SB-U812 is to go into effect October 1, 2014. Unlikely intervention from federal or state officials mean another beach front in the ongoing culture war. The victory of reason over religion, of sanity over superstition inches ever closer.
Go to National Report for the full story.

Flipside

This is an addendum to my previous post. I received quite vitriolic responses in gmail to ‘Power to the PEOPLE’. Some thought I was being melodramatic while others accused me of conspiracy mongering.
Honestly, I have no problem with individuals removing themselves from the gene pool. Whether directly or indirectly, their posthumously earned “Darwin Award” is reward to all of humanity. Indeed, our only regret should be that a few of managed to procreate prior to their personal extinction. Passing on a proclivity for violence, stupidity, or willful ignorance should be considered a ‘crime against humanity’!
However, moderating interpersonal exchanges is not a modus operandi for our youth as it should be, instilled by parents no less. Any law enforcement officer knows it is his training & duty that requires just such a practice. Emptying half of a gun’s magazine into an assailant is ridiculously far from moderate
Anyone in authority has a solemn duty to act with restraint & judicious caution. Alas, with the untimely demise of Michael Brown, those qualities were sorely lacking. Such officers should be psychologically screened before being given a toy gun!
The last thing we all need is for a ‘ Barney Fife ‘ to be wielding deadly force for it increasingly often is.

Power to the PEOPLE

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Government can be domestic

The events playing out in Ferguson, Missouri are not random, isolated, nor new. The progression should be predictable by now. Alas, “teacher” salaries & statist propaganda are more important than schools & education. Please pardon an aside as I believe it is crucial to understand the context.
Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Yet, how can we learn when our schools spend most on middle management than on classroom instructors. American screw-alls (schools) are outranked by 15 other nations while expending more than all of them per student …combined !
Government restricts the rights of people for its own good. Most often to the point of violation. The violations become the rule rather than than the exception. Unjust actions are justified by a government’s legal code. If that code makes recourse negligible (impossible), then it makes revolution eligible (inevitable).
People must insist on their rights apart from government for the good of both it & themselves. The success of the government yields  dispossession & oppression. The success of the people leads to resolution or revolution, whichever comes first.
Ignorance speeds over-regulation.
Over-regulation cedes to tyranny.
Tyranny breeds fear.
Fear feeds resentment.
Resentment leads to anger.
Anger seeds rebellion.
Are we there yet? This conflict is as old as ancient Greece. If the powerful seize your bread & butter, then will it leave you dead or any better?!
Perhaps Michael Brown’s reaction to the officer were irrational. Fear can do that. However, a police officer’s 1st duty is to diffuse & expedite closure and not infuse & escalate an interaction. You don’t check the contents of a gas cannister with a match.
Here is an admission of a former presidential candidate:
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will.
Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them. These will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” — Frederick Douglass,
August 4, 1857