Have you opened your browser today or your newspaper ? It seems to this old guy there isn’t a shortage of things to panic about. Though it just maybe in the media eyes that the world is in complete turmoil. Let’s take a look at some of these panic attach things.

Let’s start with the tariff situation with China. We all know that President Trump added $200 billion to the tariffs on goods coming from China. We have seen our steel industry go from world class to near nothing and the Chinese just keep on pumping it out with no worries of being slowed down because of there socialist system and no competition in China itself. Maybe this is part of the old tariffs but it is a prime example of what Chinese do because there internal works provide no competition. They have millions literally of people who need jobs and as long as they are working no matter if there products are just being dumped on the world market or on the floors there it doesn’t matter. It’s just a principle to them keep people working. Apple and companies from this part of the world in China, still have to play by Western and European rules because they don’t want to completely flood our markets and force a price decrease on there products. You see layoffs and production cut backs because of our fluctuating market conditions. Some of products with these new tariff will either continue to arrive here or no longer even be shipped. Some of the tariffs maybe able to pass on to consumers and some won’t. Some may make it possible for industry here to either compete better or maybe start a knew. Walmart just raised the alarm on the new tariffs. Here is a company that for years said American made was great and Sam Walton took pride in bragging about it. Yet with him gone to be with his ancestors, the picture at Walmart did a complete flip. Now it is gigantic cargo ships from China bringing is every kind of goods from China to flood our market. While we have layoffs and created a Welfare system second to none. While we advertise and tell people how to sign up for Food Stamps and brag about how good it is for our economy. Walmart doesn’t care just keep supporting the China dump policy. Believe it is there policy. It was until we got a President who said we need jobs here, we need plants here and we need our pride back here. We should not panic because in the long run this will be better for America than having China and others continuing to dump there goods on us and having jobs here and not there.

This has gone a little longer than I planned. So this may become a two or three piece opinion piece. That is a good thing because what we get in the media is a total blame on Trump and no sense of reason. The best promoters of Xanax is the American media. Panic attach two Our Constitutional Crisis coming next.


To me the Great Question of the Day is What If? But it seems to be the lost question in the realm of our news media in print, TV or radio. We are two years plus into the investigation of the President and his team on the question of collusion. Yet in that two years plus have you seen or heard that question asked. What if President Trump and his team did nothing wrong ? Have you seen it in the New York Times or the Washington Post or heard it on CNN or MSNBC. Isn’t that how this system is suppose to work. Not guilty until proven guilty by your peers? Maybe I should reverse this question a little. What if Trump and his team did collude with Russians, to what wreck Clintons chances of winning the 2016 Presidential election? I know I’ve ask myself that question but I had my doubts it could be true. Yet I was willing to wait out the Mueller investigation and accept the answers they gave. I wait and the answer came but not once did the Democrats or news media say What If President Trump and his team did nothing wrong. They got the answer they said they’d accept but they lied because now they can’t accept it.

The Democrats and news media have proved President Trump was right when he called it all FAKE NEWS. Every single word about collusion was wrong 19 lawyers, $35,000,000.00, hundreds of interviews, 2 Attorney Generals and over 2 years of investigation for a no collusion conclusion. Ruin lives, bankrupt people and people in jail for everything but collusion. No apologies or I’m sorry from the left unless it is I’m sorry we were wrong.

The What IF question for me has been answered and now the other questions looms in my mind Why Then? Maybe a second question stands out too. Who Then? Why Then was this investigation brought forward and Who Then started the ball rolling. Those are fair question and I dare to say no one in the media except Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and a few others will dare go after to find out. Because you see the other Media is just propaganda and aren’t really news people. When they should be celebrating our President and his team did nothing wrong. They are gnashing there teethe crying that they been out foxed by there own white knight. They have a real problem because the What IF question was never once asked if there was no collusion by Team Trump. The eggs all in one basket rumbling around in a big mess. There feet stuck in it and the browns goop all over them and the walls behind them. So no where to go but trudging through the crap they created but never wrong. They are like a baby in the crib with poop from head toe with no one else around saying someone else did it.

The real collusion question is yet to be answered but with the more crying we here from those that wouldn’t give even the slightest benefit of a doubt, the more it looks like we already know our answer. But unlike the media and the Democrats. We on the right are going to say What If? first before we throw our stones.

Who is in control ?

Many people believe in climate change and our school children have it drilled in to there heads almost better than the 3 R’s. So what can man control? That to me is the biggest question that we need to ask ourselves. Can we control hurricanes? Can we control the weather at all? We think the ice caps are melting at faster rates but can we control that? There are arguments on both side as to whether man is the cause or it’s just a cycle in our world that is causing climates to adjust. After all which one of us have lived a 1000 years or will live that long.

Let’s look at a few things we know first. We need oxygen to live a given factor in our study. We breath in oxygen and out carbon monoxide . All mammals do the same. We need to replenish our oxygen in our atmosphere and so there are somethings we can do to help restore oxygen. In our larger cities around the world we’ve eaten up green space like it isn’t needed. But the truth is green space produce oxygen and it take carbon monoxide out of the atmosphere. So we need to plan green space in with our building of new businesses. We need to return old manufacturing plant that are closed and abandon to green space. Of course in some climates you have the four seasons of the year and in the Fall and Winter green plants hibernate but still in and around businesses there should be space that in the Spring are ready to come alive and produce the rejuvenating oxygen to help make up for the lost of lands that there business takes. This is something we can do and must do with good government and thoughtful laws.

We do know that with the invention of plastic, that it has become a real problem with disposal and recycling it. We have to admit that we are addicted to the use of plastic and it makes things simpler to transport, store and get rid of after we are done with it. The later being the hardest part of the equation to figure out. Plastic is basically made from petroleum and it is easier to turn into plastic that other things right now. Problem is that plastic doesn’t just dissolve and return to a oil after it has been used. We know that plastic burns but it gives off fumes and that isn’t good. Yet heat shrinks plastic. So perhaps there is away to speed shrink it to at least store it. Until a less expensive way to recycle it, Shrink it to take up less space I firmly believe that as men and women we can figure out away to recycle plastics so our oceans and rivers can be protected. Let me suggest that we give let’s say 10 billion dollar tax free award for the persons or persons to invent that process to recycle plastic in a cost and environmentally safe way. And that patent be shareable world wide. I can hear the inventors now saying it might cost more than 10 billion dollars to invent away to do that. Then in that reward we should build in a recovery cost paid to the inventor too. So now that 10 billion dollar tax free reward really is a incentive.

We can sit around and complain about climate change and all that stuff. But complaining gets us no where. We are wasting time and energy. When it should be spent on busting our butts on figuring out ways to actually do something about our problems rather than waste oxygen doing nothing but complaining.

I’m not a big environmental junkie or a climate change end of the world. Yet I do see the problems we face and ask myself why isn’t getting rid of trash a number one priority in this country and every other country too.

Look I’m not sure how long it take for plastics to break down or dissolve and become non-threating to us and other living things. First let’s look at it from a human perspective. Scientist say it will literally take 300 years for plastics to break down. Then which one of us is going to live 300 years to see if that is true. I know they have these test they do and kind a install artificial aging to come up with that figure. What really scares me more than anything is the fish that we get from our oceans are eating this stuff and killing them prematurely.

We have seen these big barges of trash that places like New York City load up and take out sea to dump. Something in my mind tells me that is absolutely wrong. Yet here you have a city with 8 to 10 million people and you have all this trash, so what are you suppose to do with it ? We are literally spending billions of dollars to send people into space. Which is really cool but here we are on this planet were none of us but just a few will make that trip into space. So here you have 6 or 7 billion people loading our planet up millions and millions of tons of trash. Something is wrong with this scene. I know that there are scientist that are working on figuring out ways to plastics out of stuff that can dissolve safely after a few years. I remember getting toothpaste out of tubes that weren’t plastic when I was a kid. The thing about plastic is that it is easier to manufacture. It’s lighter than wood or metal. So other than the molds the things are formed in it’s easier to pop things out with less energy to do so. In this day and age everyone wants things cheap, fast and disposable.

That being said we have some hard choices to make. We could go back to glass bottles and jars. Cost go up manufacturing and shipping cost go up. Maybe we can figure out away of making more things out of paper. That means more trees being removed which environmentally isn’t that sound a idea. Yet trees can be replanted and that isn’t bad . How about awarding say a monetary prize to the person or company that can come up with a proven additive that can be added to plastic compounds. To make it dissolve say in two years after it is manufactured. Plus a recovery amount for the money put into the research and development. Now certain things will need to remain without this additive because it is for long term use. But things that we use once and throwaway need to dissolve and return to the ground without a environmental impact. I know this is a hard nut to crack but I also think that putting enough minds together and enough resources that we as humans can do it for our own survival and our planet. I’m also a man of faith that believe our God who has feed mankind millions of ideas over the years will feed our brains to solve this problem. He isn’t just going to say here it is the answer but He is going to let us work and prevail. I believe faith can move mountains and like Edison it took him hundreds of experiments trials before he discover the right metal for a filament for a light bulb. You can’t tell that faith had nothing to do with the development of electricity and what that one thing has done for mankind.

Bottom line is we have no choice but to stay on planet earth and we should be investing just as much of our resources into keeping this place inhabitable as we do wanting to explore other worlds. I’m not a big environmentalist but I do see the need to recycle and figure out aways to take care of the trash we make. Animals are going to die and we understand that but if our trash is killing ocean life and taking away the natural feeding places Then we have to figure out a better way to dispose of our trash . What do you think ?

We can argue about a lot of things. Some people will tell you that politics is a bad subject to bring up. They’ll say you can’t talk about politics because it is upsetting or they have heard enough. You can only talk about anything else but politics is taboo. You can talk life, love, marriage, divorce, cars, houses, sisters, brothers, careers, family and list can go to the end of this page and beyond. The minute you bring up politics it’s like it isn’t a part of life. Well politics effect our lives as much as anything else. Each day laws change and keeping up with laws is important because saying you aren’t aware of a law in court doesn’t make you not guilty. So what people do in politics effect the way we live and the way we act.

I’m sure a lot of people own guns and a lot of us don’t own them. I’m not judging whether you do or don’t. Let’s say the powers that be outlaw guns. No problem maybe for those that don’t own one but those that own them it maybe a big problem. Let’s say the powers that be make gun owners give them up. Then you have the police, military and crooks with guns. I’m not sure about you but something doesn’t seem quite right when the ones that might be robbed or beat up can’t defend themselves. You ever ask yourself how the millions of Jews got marched off to concentration camps and gas chambers. And really six million is just chump change when you look at the numbers Stalin put to death or Moa Sa Tung. Very simple answer really no way to stop a police officer or military from kicking there door in and taking them . Gun ownership was outlawed. Really taking away guns is the first step to losing your freedom. Without guns police or military can kick in any door at anytime and take you away. We know that if someone wants to kill someone they’ll use any means they can. Outlawing guns only eliminates one of those weapons. Taking our guns is political act of control of the citizenry. Then why isn’t England or some these other countries completely socialist. Because there still is some access to guns even though very strictly controlled  Perhaps you think well they’ll never do that here. Well I pray you are right. But it starts with little steps not all at once. So beware

Raising taxes on people is another thing that is very political to do that effect our lives. We understand the need for taxes because without them the basics for a lot things in life would be chaos. Imagine if you will in our modern age a city without traffic control. Maybe driving through dark streets at night or walking without street lights . So we need services provided by cities and state for our general safety. There is no argument about that really. It’s the way the taxes are raised or put upon us we question sometimes. In the past most services we get were paid for through property taxes. Raising taxes on property isn’t really a popular thing to do for government officials. And so in recent yeas (perhaps the last ten years) our political officials have learned a new word FEE and not tax. For a example now on a lot of peoples sewer bill you will see two fees one is for garbage and another for water run off . Now you may not live in the Midwest like me a long the Mississippi. So let me explain the water run off fee. For the protection of our greatest water resource and maybe our basic water systems they’d started charging a run off fee to help control the pollutants that run into our rivers. I believe that this fee is use to maintain the water runoff system and keep it separated from the sewer system. The law also makes large shopping centers and housing developments provide better runoff of water into streams and rivers. Really what I’m trying to bring to your attention is that these fees aren’t tax deductible like your property taxes are . Even then with the new tax laws the limits to our deductions has changed

My final point is this that politics as much as we might hate them is a very big part of our lives. We should be well informed and pay very close attention because not all politicians have our best interest at heart. There are people who work around our systems to embezzle money for there own gain and the systems of yester year no longer work to catch these crafty people. So pay attention to the way your politicians run your local governments. Speak out and discuss what is going on because politics might be a thing you don’t like but it does effect YOU!

For well over two years American’s have been subject to a daily overload of the Democrats and main news media constant bashing of President Trump. This has gone on almost 24/7 for over two years and only Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and a few others have stepped forward to defend the President. It has gone so far on Channels like CNN that hardly any other news trumps (pardon the pun) President Trump bashing. The hatred for our President by the left is apparent by the things the host and guess say. There isn’t any censoring or calling for civil talk only bashing and unproven innuendos.

+Finally after over two years and a special counsel investigation a final report has been issued. Attorney General Barr issued a brief summary of the over 448 pages Mueller Report . In it he said President Trump and his administration was exonerated of any collusion with the Russians . Basically that was the first half of the report. On the question of obstruction of justice it said it couldn’t find any grounds for any obstruction charge. Then he said a redacted version of the 448 page report would be coming out in a while. This breath 4 page statement through the Democrats and the left media into a tizzy that continued until the full redacted version was released on April 18, 2019.

Finally we have a full report and first half exonerates the President and his administration of any collusion charges with the Russians. The second half says the special counsel can’t find any grounds to file charges of obstruction of justice but goes on to leave the door open for Congress to further investigate and bring it own charges. This is truly a report that provides justice without clearly providing REAL JUSTICE. I shouldn’t be surprised I guess. Because here you have a special counsel and his hand picked 15 lawyers all of whom are donators to the Democrat Party. For two years they have been playing politics and ruining lives of people and coming up with a big fat nothing. Because they had nothing really to open a investigation in the first place. No where in this report does it state on what grounds this investigation is based on. No where do you see the explanation behind the FISA Warrants that were used to sneak around in the life’s of all of President Trump’s administration and family.

I believe that this report was purposely delayed beyond the 2018 midterm elections on purpose. First and foremost because it might give control of the House of Representative to the Democrats. Second because the special counsel already knew that President Trump and his administration had not colluded with the Russians to rige the 2016 election. And third and most importantly so the Democrats could continue there witch hunt for the next 2 years into the 2020 election. I believe that if this bias report (and it is bias) had been left with first half justice would have been served. Yet since it has left the door open for a continuation of this witch hunt, then a call for special counsel to investigate the way this Mueller Team worked to draw there consensus should be made. That the Justice Department should show what was used to draw up the FISA warrants and what investigation was done to prove that they were justified. And if these warrants were drawn based on lies that came from the Steel Report. Then the FBI should be investigated for asking for a FISA warrant without just cause. There are so many question that the Mueller Report leaves that it doesn’t pass the smell test in todays climate. This isn’t the 1960’s when you can just issue a report and leave us hanging like the Warren Commission and bury it for 50 years. Americans have computers and the access to many different modes of news each day. The New York Times isn’t our bible in print, nor is CNN the only news channel we watch. The time to treat the American people like grown ups and not stupid voters that don’t know nothing or what is good for us. What is good for us is honest answers and people who represent us and not themselves or there self interest.

<p style=”font-size: 18px;”><img src=”http://files.fbstatic.com/PostImages/2023109/0/bec56af1-ccaa-4d94-aef6-b82dd8728b8c.jpg&#8221; alt=”American Flag and Eagle” width=”800″ height=”200″ /></p> <p style=”margin-bottom: 0in;”><span style=”font-family: ‘Symphony Black’, sans-serif;”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span><span style=”font-family: ‘Symphony Black’, sans-serif; font-size: small;”><span style=”white-space: pre;”> </span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style=”font-family: ‘Symphony Black’, sans-serif; font-size: small;”>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;FREEDOM VE LIBERTY</span></p> <p style=”margin-bottom: 0in;”><span style=”font-family: ‘Symphony Black’, sans-serif;”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Have you ever sat down and thought about the difference between Freedom and Liberty. I would bet a lot of people would think they are one in the same thing. Yet they would be wrong. I believe that is where the argument goes on today when it come to gun control. </span></span></p> <p style=”margin-bottom: 0in;”><span style=”font-family: ‘Symphony Black’, sans-serif;”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Freedom is the ability to exercise our liberty. Liberty is the ability to exercise our Freedom. Yes they work hand in hand. Like a glove protects the hand from different elements. </span></span></p> <p style=”margin-bottom: 0in;” /><span style=”font-family: ‘Symphony Black’, sans-serif;”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>In some countries in the world the government would say there people have Freedom. Yet in those same countries they’d have laws that say a person can’t own a gun or watch foreign channels on TV or travel to another country without the governments permission. In some countries they say you are free but you don’t dare to say a bad thing about the government or its leaders or you end up in trouble with </span></span><p><a href=”http://blogs.fanbox.com/FREEDOMTOBURN”>Read More</a></p>

Our personal attachment to our pets is well documented. We make them members of our families and when something happens to them it happens to family. In my 60 + years of living I’ve had my share of dogs as pets. Each one having a differ demeanor with special  characteristics.  What a wonderful relationship between man and dog. A special bond I find a little hard to describe.  The longer they live with you the stronger that bond grows. Are they our best friend because they don’t give you no grief when you come home from work ?  Could it be that wagging tail and big lick you get for nothing more than the praise you give them? Is it that sound of them barking in joy as you pull into the drive at night? Is it there forgiving nature after you have scolded them for some misbehavior? Is it there protective nature when they sense a danger near you? We just lost a very special dog and for all the reasons above and maybe a few more we’ve lost a best friend. The true emptiness we feel after a 11 years of joy is hard to believe or understand. They can’t speak and say I love you but yet you see it in those big eyes and happy wag of there tail. Truly they are a gift to us that gives us a relief from our everyday grind.  Yes Snickers you will always be remembered!!

 

It doesn’t take long for us as humans to see that history quickly repeats itself. There are those that would tell you that Jewish Holocaust never happen and all the photographs we have as proof are phooey. The attempted extermination of the Jewish people would have been accomplished if left unchallenged by Britain, America, Russia and other free people. Yet we see history repeating itself with people who would like to re isolate  there  countries from the rest of the world. Those that would spend all there resources on themselves and say World War III can’t ever happen.

We forget that at one time in this world the murder rate was 25%. Yes 25% !! There was Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel. Cain murdered Abel and we had a 25% murder rate. I believe that there is a evil in this world that  never ceases to cause havoc  in society. That is why we must not forget events like the Holocaust of the Jewish people, 9/11 and the mass murders of millions of other innocent people. We can’t let time or anything else keep us from educating those that follow us that these things have happened and will happen again if there guard is let down. One of my big fears is that our schools will not teach history in a accurate and detail account of these tragic events. We like to remember the good things we’ve done or humanity has done. We must never let our guard down for evil is always present in society.  It is just as deceiving as the serpent in Eden that started us down this road of self destruction because of our desire to be like God.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

   What do these three people have in common? All three were abducted by someone and it seem without a trace.  Johnny Gosch a paper boy  November 12,1969, Trudy Appleby abducted  August 21,1996 and Jodi Huisentruit KIMT TV reporter  abducted June 27,1995.  These are pictures of three of the most memorable abductions I remember and have followed  over the years. There are hundreds of others not just in the United States but around the world. I think most of us can understand a earthquake or hurricane or national disaster taking someone away without a trace.  Yet we have a hard time understanding a person disappearing on there way home from school or from a walk or on there way to work.

To me it seems that even when these evil people are caught the justice that is given out  isn’t sufficient enough to match the crime. I can’t imagine my son or daughter being ripped from life and having the person who did it get nothing more than life in prison. Even if a death penalty is given out it’s years before it is dealt out.

I believe when DNA proof is provide then justice should be swift and carried out immediately. You say how about those that are mentally sick and do these things. Put them where they can’t hurt anyone for the rest of there lives. No parole, no possibility of  a release from prison ever. These people are a danger to society and second  chances means someone else dies. This is a epidemic every couple days and probably everyday more and more of  our loved ones disappear. So I propose a judgement that is swift with no possibility of  it being avoided.