A MUST read.
A MUST read.
but I’m not sure anyone expected the states in the North East to actually pick a Small Government Conservative. Going all the way back to the Civil War, the NE has always been out for themselves and No One Else !!!
Thomas Sowell is a Brilliant Scholar and we are blessed to have him in our midst’s!
I am passing this on from an email I received:
A SHRINKING AARP IS LOSING PLENTY OF SENIORS. THE LADY WHO WROTE THE LETTER BELOW NOT ONLY HAS A GRASP OF THE SITUATION, BUT AN INCREDIBLE COMMAND OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE!
Her letter was sent to Mr. Rand who is the Executive Director of AARP. It only takes a few days on the Internet and this will have reached 75% of the public in the U.S.A.
Dear Mr. Rand,
Recently, you sent us a letter encouraging us to renew our lapsed membership in AARP by the requested date. This isn’t what you were looking for, but it is the most honest response I can give you. Our coverage gap is a microscopic symptom of the real problem, a deepening lack of faith. While we have proudly maintained our membership for years and long admired the AARP goals and principles, regrettably, we can no longer endorse its abdication of our values. Your letter stated that we can count on AARP to speak up for our rights, yet the voice we hear is not ours.
Your offer of being kept up to date on important issues through DIVIDED WE FAIL presents neither an impartial view nor the one we have come to embrace. We do believe that when two parties agree all the time on everything presented to them, one is probably not necessary. But, when the opinions and long term goals are diametrically opposed, the divorce is imminent. This is the philosophy which spawned our 200 years of government.
Once upon a time, we looked forward to being part of the senior demographic. We also looked to AARP to provide certain benefits and give our voice a power we could not possibly hope to achieve on our own. AARP once gave us a sense of belonging which we no longer enjoy. The Socialist politics practiced by the Obama Regime and empowered by AARP serves only to raise the blood pressure my medical insurance strives to contain. Clearly a conflict of interest there! We do not understand the AARP posture, feel greatly betrayed by the guiding forces that we expected to map out our senior years and leave your ranks with a great sense of regret. We mitigate that disappointment with the relief of knowing that we are not contributing to the problem anymore by renewing our membership. There are numerous other organizations which offer discounts without threatening our way of life or offending our sensibilities and values.
This Obama Regime scares the living daylights out of us. Not just for ourselves, but for our proud and bloodstained heritage. But more importantly for our children and grandchildren. Washington has rendered Soylent Green a prophetic cautionary tale rather than a nonfiction scare tactic. I have never endorsed any militant or radical groups, yet now I find myself listening to them. I don’t have to agree with them to appreciate the fear which birthed their existence. Their borderline insanity presents little more than a balance to the voice of the Socialist Mindset in power. Perhaps I became American by a great stroke of luck in some cosmic uterine lottery, but in my adulthood I CHOOSE to embrace it and nurture the freedoms it represents as well as the responsibilities.
Your web site generously offers us the opportunity to receive all communication in Spanish. ARE YOU KIDDING??? The illegal perpetrators have broken into our ‘house’, invaded our home without invitation or consent. The President insists we keep these illegal perpetrators in comfort and learn the perpetrator’s language so we can communicate our reluctant welcome to them. I DON’T choose to welcome them, to support them, to educate them, to medicate them, or to pay for their food or clothing. American home invaders get arrested. Please explain to me why foreign lawbreakers can enjoy privileges on American soil that Americans do not get? Why do some immigrants have to play the game to be welcomed and others only have to break and enter to be welcomed?
We travel for a living. Walt hauls horses all over this great country, averaging over 10,000 miles a month when he is out there. He meets more people than a politician on caffeine overdose. Of all the many good folks he enjoyed on this last 10,000 miles, this trip yielded only ONE supporter of the current Regime. One of us is out of touch with mainstream America. Since our poll is conducted without funding, I have more faith in it than ones that are driven by a need to yield AMNESTY (aka- make voters out of the foreign lawbreakers so they can vote to continue the governments free handouts). This addition of 10 to 20 million voters who then will vote to continue Socialism will OVERWHELM our votes to control the government’s free handouts. It is a “slippery slope” we must not embark on!
As Margaret Thatcher (former Prime Minister of Great Britain) once said, “Socialism is GREAT – UNTIL you run out of other people’s money”.
We have decided to forward this to everyone on our mailing list, and will encourage them to do the same. With several hundred in my address book, I have every faith that the eventual exponential factor will make a credible statement to you. I am disappointed as all get out! I am more scared than I have ever been in my entire life! I am ANGRY! I am MAD as heck, and I’m NOT going to take it anymore!
Walt & Cyndy Miller,
Miller Farms Equine Transport
Please KEEP THIS MOVING!!!
Furthermore, if you do a little checking on AARP’s website, you will find their anti – Second Amendment position to disarm us . When the government takes the Senior Citizens’ guns away, we, especially will be at the short end of the stick, when the time comes for us to defend ourselves from the drug addicts and other bottom-feeders who know us to be soft targets.
.. In internet lingo: If enough people pass this on, it will go viral.
Below are 3 short sentences, you may find interesting.
These three, short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our current government and cultural environment:
1.) We are advised NOT to judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.
Funny how that works. And here’s another one worth considering.
2.) Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money.
How come we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money?
What’s interesting is the first group “worked for” their money, but the second didn’t.
Think about it….. Last but not least:
3.) Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping payments to illegal aliens such as monthly payments for each child, money for housing, Food Stamps, free education including college and also the right to vote?
Am I the only one missing something?
In this video, Senator Ted Cruz eloquently describes the workings of the Republican majority run senate.
Watch for 19 minutes how the people are not being represented faithfully. Watch how the senate takes care of the lobbyists, and big corporations instead of what is right for the people.
So how did Romney lose a race that numerous reputable polls and pundits predicted would be an easy win, based on historical patterns?
The most realistic explanation is voter fraud in a few swing states. According to the Columbus Dispatch, one out of every five registered voters in Ohio is ineligible to vote.
In at least two counties in Ohio, the number of registered voters exceeded the number of eligible adults who are of voting age. In northwestern Ohio’s Wood County, there are 109 registered voters for every 100 people eligible to vote.
An additional 31 of Ohio’s 88 counties have voter registration rates over 90%, which most voting experts regard as suspicious. Obama miraculously won 100% of the vote in 21 districts in Cleveland, and received over 99% of the vote where GOP inspectors were illegally removed.
It sounds like it isn’t too difficult to win elections if you have the technical expertise.
The White House just named Ed Felten as its newest advisor in the Office
With the help of Producer Laurie David, the Gore material was made into a documentary in 2006 entitled, “An Inconvenient Truth” for which the film won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
In the film Gore claimed that our weather would get increasingly warmer. That our climate would become more severe with more hurricanes and tornadoes. And that by the summer of 2015 the Arctic sea would be ice-free.
Now that a decade has passed, how have Mr. Gore’s predictions turned out?
I thought about Mr. Gore and “An Inconvenient Truth” as I came across this press release last week from the global reinsurance company Munich Re. These people know a lot about everything involving catastrophes around the world and they compile all of it in an annual summary of global natural catastrophes.
What was their verdict on 2015?
The year at a glance with my emphasis in bold.
2015 saw the lowest losses of any year since 2009. Overall losses totalled US$ 90bn (previous year US$ 110bn), of which roughly US$ 27bn (US$ 31bn) was insured.
The loss amounts were also below the long-term inflation-adjusted average for the period 1985–2014 (overall losses US$ 130bn, insured losses US$ 34bn).
The natural catastrophes of the past year claimed 23,000 lives, substantially more than the previous year’s figure of 7,700. However, the number of victims was still some way below the annual average for the last 30 years (54,000).
For the first time, more than a thousand loss events were recorded in a single year. However, this is primarily due to improved communication of such events. In particularly benign years, a lot of minor events are recorded.
In summary 2015 saw:
The lowest economic losses from catastrophes since 2009.
Loss amounts below the 30-year average of economic losses.
Number of victims less than one-half of the average for the last 30 years.
In fact, the biggest single catastrophe for 2015 had nothing to do with the weather—the earthquake in Nepal. However, I am sure that earthquakes will soon be blamed on climate change as well.
Let’s look at a few more of Gore’s predictions from a decade ago.
There has been no discernible increase in temperatures in over 18 years.
Source: RSS Satellite Data
In 2006, there were 1,333 tornadoes that touched down in the United States.
The average number of tornadoes for 2012-2014 were 909.
No major hurricane has made landfall in the United States in ten years. This is the longest period in recorded history.
And that ice-free Arctic?
This is the Arctic this summer, when Gore said it would be ice-free.
I guess it is an inconvenient truth to remind everyone that in 2000 Al Gore came within 537 votes in Florida of becoming President of the United Staes.
Just another reminder that no matter how bad things you think things have been, they could have been much, much worse.