This is hilarious! And so true — Colbert, you nailed it!
This is what every cop should be like.
I’m “here” [gestures at chest level] with you, I’m not up “here” [gestures above his head]. That’s one thing I hate, is to be looked down at — can’t stand it — so I’m not going to look down at you.
He gives most people the benefit of the doubt and not the guilt trip. Plus he laughs, smiles and greets them kindly, even if he gives them a ticket.
See government officials/people of authority, you don’t have to be a complete jerk to enforce the law. THE LAW — not your agendas, by the way.
Who’s watching the watchers? Nobody.
I almost agree with all of this. I believe yes — there are secrets being made. Yes — there are freedoms being taken away. And Yes — they are using fear to do it.
The only thing I part with is that these different instances in Benghazi, Newton, Boston, etc. aren’t set up by the government for political agendas, but rather are being used to get political agendas across — which is what upsets and angers me so much.
So the lesson from the original post is still valid: 1) educate yourself before what you just accept as fact from mainstream media outlets and corrupt politicians. 2) Hold on to and appreciate your rights and freedoms.
Not all politicians are bad — we must as America stand together as a people and apart from the government. And the government officials who want that, are likely going to be the ones that are right for this country.
What are Obama’s chances of power grab with these government organized massacres? How long before people realize that Benghazi, Newton, Boston and Louisiana are all government inside jobs?
Stop being a sheep, there are no coincidences with central power system that completely annihilates your 4th amendment rights by having total control over your communications and private information.
There are no secrets to them. How can you think that conspiracies don’t exist,yet you are living in one!?
This very government is using fear to put you in submission, while junk food companies are sedating you with added hormones. It’s yet another conspiracy theory, because more than 30% of population is fat, and incapable of running.
Do you think they will share happy meals in FEMA camps, or they will brand them that way? Whatever grinds your gears…
Stick to your guns my fellow Americans…
The Pentagon’s top brass has dealt another blow to a decorated Army officer who was fired last year as a war college instructor because of his teachings about radical Islam, his attorney told The Washington Times.
These are not isolated incidences. This all has to deal with the same thing. It’s a collective movement against American rights.
Here’s an article from the Army Times that you should read as well.
I first heard this story from Dustin Stockton on Facebook. I encourage you to read the whole quote:
Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University. He had 19 years of service and experience, and was considered one of the most highly qualified military instructors on Radical Islam & Terrorism.
He taught military students about the situations they would encounter, how to react, about Islamic culture, traditions, and explained the mindset of Islamic extremists. Passing down first hand knowledge and experience, and teaching courses that were suggested (and approved) by the the Joint Forces Staff College. The course “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” ,which was suggested and approved by the Joint Forces Staff College, caught the attention of several Islamic Groups, and they wanted to make an example of him.
They collectively wrote a letter expressing their outrage, and the Pro-Islamic Obama Administration was all too happy to assist. The letter was passed to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , Martin Dempsey. Dempsey publicly degraded and reprimanded Dooley, and Dooley received a negative Officer Evaluation Report almost immediately (which he had aced for the past 5 years). He was relieved of teaching duties, and his career has been red-flagged.
“He had a brilliant career ahead of him. Now, he has been flagged.” - Richard Thompson, Thomas More Law Center
"All US military Combatant Commands, Services, the National Guard Bureau, and Joint Chiefs are under Dempsey’s Muslim Brotherhood-dictated order to ensure that henceforth, no US military course will ever again teach truth about Islam that the jihadist enemy finds offensive ,or just too informative." - Former CIA agent Claire M. Lopez (about Lt. Col Dooley)
The Obama Administration has demonstrated lightning speed to dismiss Military brass that does not conform to it’s agenda, and not surprisingly, nobody is speaking up for Lt. Col. Dooley.
IT’S A SAD DAY FOR THIS COUNTRY WHEN GOOD LOYAL MEN LIKE THIS GET THROWN UNDER THE BUS BECAUSE NOBODY HAS THE COURAGE TO STAND UP!
In New York state, legislators in both chambers have proposed bills that would force Web sites to police the identities of anonymous commenters.
Under the proposed Internet Protection Act (S06779), when anyone complains about an anonymous (or pseudonymous) comment, the Web site must make the commenter attach their “real name” to the comment or the anonymous comment would by law have to be removed.
That’s right: if someone doesn’t like your comment the Web site will be legally bound to make you reveal your identity. The accused commenter will also be required to verify that his or her “IP address, legal name and home address are accurate.”
So I’m treading on a pretty darn sensitive topic here. But I want to. And I apologize to any readers who are offended by this. That isn’t my purpose.
The other week in my Critical Thinking class this was the topic at hand. Let me tell you, it was pretty intense. And I was not prepared for one of the “reasons” to get an abortion.
The assignment was to create an outline of the following questions:
- What is the law for abortion?
- Would you change the law?
- What is the opposing argument?
- What problems are solved with your solution?
- What problems are created?
This resulted in me typing out a 2-page outline. I really enjoy this sort of thing, but I won’t bombard you with all of that. Here are my main thoughts on the topic and then to the big thing I wasn’t at all prepared for.
Let’s get off on the right foot. I’m not 100% against abortion. I realize it has its place… a small one, but still there is a purpose to it.
Now Let’s Set This Straight
Currently the abortion law is not consistent across the board. Now, I know that as individual states, each has the right, but there is also a place under federal law. Take murder for example. There aren’t any states that have the law “It’s ok to murder, but only in these situations.” And actually, in all honesty, I chose “murder” unintentionally. I’m not making the argument (yet) that abortion is murder. Because there are so many variances nationwide and state-to-state in the abortion law, there are also loopholes. Even in the states that ban abortion for only “health reasons,” there are loopholes. Let me explain. Currently, mental issues are considered a cause for health reasons to get an abortion. WHAT? I don’t know if you took anatomy… even if you did you should know that the brain of the mother doesn’t have any impact on the child’s birth. This is insane! Basically, you’re killing a child because you have an “unstable mind.” I’m not sure how this logically qualifies as a reason.
Other Excuses For Abortion
Other reasons that people excuse abortion are for rape and incest, but let me tell you, in the US one percent get abortions due to rape and incest. And six percent have an abortion because of health reasons. SEVEN PERCENT? And yet those are the main three reasons for keeping it. Now, what if I told you that 93% got an abortion for social reasons. So now all of a sudden, it seems to me that all the reasons and excuses for having abortion legal are completely irrelevant.
Not Even Rape is OK and the Reason I Wasn’t Prepared For
Let’s go a step further though. I’m not even saying that all seven percent of that should be OK. What Aaron? You think that if someone get’s raped that she should have the kid? Yes. I do. And the reason why is, why NOT? I’ve heard this before: "Well because what if the kid hurts because he or she was a ‘rape baby’ and they don’t feel they belong here?" So that’s a reason to end their life? That is the most messed up reasoning I have ever heard. You need some help. This was the reasoning I heard brought up in class.
Below is an email that I sent to my instructor on the topic:
Hey Jeff, I know the abortion topic is over, but I found something just now that made me think back to what was said in class — about getting an abortion just to keep a deformed child from “going through pain in life.” Which to me is just ridiculous and gut-wrenching to be honest. Anyways, I wish I had thought of this public figure whenever we were talking about it. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of him, but his name is Nick Vujicic. He has no arms or legs. He has one small deformed appendage for a foot. THAT’S IT! If you’d like me to send you some videos I can or you can look him up on YouTube yourself.
[Note: Below is a video that I later sent him. Nick Vujicic has a lot of videos, but this one is very touching and inspirational]
The Email Continues:
But I just thought, I wonder if his parents considered an abortion. Probably not. Because he doesn’t feel sorry for himself. And we shouldn’t. All that statement proves is that people want to make excuses for themselves and their children. He was obviously not pitied as a child, but instead encouraged to make the best of what he had.
Anyways, I just wanted to share that with you. Think about all the people that wouldn’t have been impacted if he would have been aborted. It’s honestly scary.
So those are my thoughts. I honestly don’t agree with any reason for abortion except for health reasons and that is also shady because I don’t agree that “mental health” should have any part. By health reasons I mean life threatening.
What if the baby will die anyways? No.
What if the baby will have deformities? (I think you already know the answer) No.
What if I was raped? No.
What if I can’t take care of the child? So you’re going to kill it? No.
Adoption people! Whether it was a result of a rape, you can’t take care of it, you don’t feel responsible enough to take care of it, WHATEVER. Adoption is the BEST solution! It saves lives and it gives people, YOUR CHILDREN, a chance to live. To impact others positively who may not have otherwise been impacted in that way. To change lives. To bring joy. To make a difference. To do whatever their purpose in life is to do.
So those are my thoughts. Hopefully I have changed your mind some. If you still aren’t “sold,” I suggest you check out methods of abortion. Did you know that one form consists of sucking the brains of the baby out of its head and then removing the rest? It’s pretty gruesome and hard to imagine.
Again, I wasn’t trying to offend anyone and I’m sorry if I may have. I have suddenly become very passionate about this and it has been something I’ve wanted to share for a long time since talking about it in class.
Please share your thoughts, questions, comments below. What do you think?
Thoughts on Minimum Wage
For an assignment tomorrow in my Critical Thinking class we had to write a paper about our thoughts on minimum wage. At first I didn’t have any opinion, but after doing some research things changed. Here are my thoughts:
In all honesty, I had never considered pros and cons of minimum wage until this assignment and overall, I saw it as a good thing. That said, as I started to do some research, I realized my opinion may have changed from seeing it as a positive thing and I will explain why.
Those who support minimum wage claim that it promotes greater efficiency in a business. They also argue that it increases the living standards of employees and reduces poverty. However, how can minimum wage really reduce poverty or increase the standard of living? I truly believe it isn’t necessarily how much you make, but what you do with what you make. It is possible for “Jim”, who makes $40,000 a year, to be in the same financial position as “Mark”, who makes $15,000 a year. Depending on how Jim and Mark save their money, Mark might do very well for his level of income by saving his money and following his budgets, and Jim might not do well at all due to his spending habits. However, if Mark doesn’t have very good saving habits, he might be in a dire financial situation. Should that be the employer’s responsibility? What about the government’s? I tend to think not. Minimum wage is just another example of how we rely on the government to make our life for us, instead of going out and doing it ourselves. Professor Milton Friedman of Standford University said:
“If you look at the real problems of poverty and denial of freedom to people in this country, almost every single one of them is a result of government action…”
He mentioned the high unemployment rate of black teenagers calling it a “disgrace and a scandal.” He expands on this reasoning saying that they receive “lousy schooling through governmental schools,” making them unqualified to hold decent jobs. By having a minimum wage, employers are practically required to discriminate against them by not hiring them unless their productivity is enough to justify minimum wage. He also states that governmental welfare is a “machine for producing poor people.” These governmental practices are actually conducive to poverty instead of being the answer.
Minimum wage affects employers a lot too. To make a profit, they must raise prices. I don’t feel that employers should underpay employees by any means and with high living expenses it does make it difficult to make a living off so little. But maybe living expenses are high because we have such high demands for accommodations. These high demands are a result of little appreciation for what we work for. If we had to work harder for our money, we might spend and budget it wiser. Once again, it’s not the government’s role to do this for us. We have to. We must take accountability for our actions. So is minimum wage fair? No. Not for businesses as it inhibits them from keeping lower prices that consumers are willing to pay. What about the people? No, not us either. It cripples us from striving to accomplish something greater. Instead we settle for less because we’ll get paid enough or we may not even have the skills to justify being paid minimum wage in the first place.
Minimum wage shouldn’t be higher, but I doubt it will go lower. At best it should stay where it’s at. We’re in an age of “more, more, more,” not “less, less, less”. The argument could be made that the higher minimum wage is, the more employers have to raise their prices, thus the consumer having to pay more for products or services. Because the consumer must pay more, he or she must make more and because he or she must make more, the employer must raise the price of a product or service. It is a vicious circle. This proves that minimum wage is not the answer to financial problems. Instead parents, society, the department of education, etc. must teach children how to manage money, otherwise the financial woes of this country will continue to spiral down into an abyss.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree? Disagree?
Maybe THAT’S what the Mayans were talking about! Smart people if that’s true. :P