Friday, May 29, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Alice Cooper is the Spider, a serial killer.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Do not get me wrong, I am a large enough fan of the man and his work that when I can view it or listen to it, I do. Yet participating in his community organizing schemes has no appeal to me. I have no intention of networking with fellow viewers for any Beck-centered purpose.
Not there is anything wrong with the man's principles, the ones he purports to hold or his actual ones, beyond that I find his Mormonism to be a sort of sickness, not a mental but a spiritual illness, telling me that God beholds sin in proximity to His glory, but that is neither here nor there right now.
Spiritual differences regarding Mormonism aside I would wish to take the 9.12 Project for what it is on its face. There is the obvious allusion to the "Post-9/11" mentality phraseology but I sense that the overall intent and such of this is not meant to rotate around Islamist attacks on the west to much depth.
The numbers 9 and 12 have specific countdown meanings, and I quote
dedicated to 9 Principles, 12 ValuesStart with the lesser number.
The Nine PrinciplesThen there are the twelve values.
1. America is good.
2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
The Twelve ValuesI prefer a different set in a different order to represent the good order in America. Any who know me will not be surprised at my choices for the Twelve points, as to me these points of my convictions are no longer choices but lifelong commitments.
This is, of course, the Scout Law. I naturally believe this makes Mr. Beck's "twelve values" greatly redundant and in some instances it literally is. Of course as an Eagle Scout I have the advantage that I took these principles to my heart long ago. It has been approximately two decades since I started as a mere Cub Scout. It can be said truly enough that once an Eagle Scout always an Eagle. So one could assume that some assistance is necessary for the average American. As an otherwise-average American I am not fit to judge my kind as such.
I suspect that under the guise of fine admirable principles is a circle of Glenn Beck-watching parties. Regardless the Scout Law is not a social contract, and Mr. Beck's 9 and 12 are summaries of the social contract, the relationship between man and government as elaborated in the United States Constitution. We read the reflection of the Founders' intent in the Federalist Papers.
So where do I find the information on Glenn Beck's 9.12 Project if I am incapable of watching his television show on a regular basis and I generally abstain from regular absorptions of his video channels or his official websites?
- Jared Law's The 9.12 Project Network Facebook group page
- that linked to this page http://www.the912project.us/ It is a ning social networking site
- Google pointed me to this one as well as the one abovehttp://theglennbeck912project.com/
If anyone cares to investigate, drop my the results and the proof. At this point, however, when it comes to significant Conservative political activism I fail to see the relevance or the results.
MIND Over glands
The defenders of homosexuality continue the oxymoron contradiction of attempting to use the mind to justify the rule of carnal glands.
Thinking Americans still don't give 'a tinkers-sham' what homo- sexuals do with their body-parts. An individual or a society which is by law and tradition committed to the
natural human hierarchy of mind over body will not, however, ever sanction glandular rule over the human mind.
Undisciplined human desire can induce distorted perception.The disturbed personality or inverted character can be considered to be cognitively confused. This description is confirmed by the work of English psychoanalyst Money-Kyrle, who indicates that it is more accurate to recognize such a condition as the result of distorted perception.
Neurosis, psychosis, stunting of growth, etc., are all, from this perspective, cognitive diseases contaminating not only perception but thinking, learning, remembering, valuing, and decision- and choice-making.
Money-Kyrle affirms that scientific truth is not attained by a trendy self-serving fashion, confession of inadequacy, abdication, or collective majority-vote. There is no excuse for
professional ignorance willfully maintained.
By definition, a standard that is flexible is not a standard at all.
The human mind requires a standard of comparison that is invariable. A criterion must be greater than the value measured in order to supply value-meaning in a predictable direction of survival and progression. The mind thus equipped is enabled to maintain a natural dominion over the body and its appetites. The very survival of the body itself, therefore, depends upon this maintained intellectual authority. See Romans.
Our posterity cannot respect what it does not perceive, and it cannot perceive that which has been abandoned or inverted to an appetite of physical expediency by the equivocal person.
With confidence in the laws of human nature, we can know that in the clash between carnality and intellect, the 'man of the mind' will always prevail.
That is nature and GOD's way and intent all along.
"No one is smarter than their criteria." selah jfb
Teacher - 30 years
pointman/follower of The Lion of Judah
Santa Maria, CA
WWII & Korean War
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Saturday, May 16, 2009
I still cannot believe I had to create an "infanticide" label.
George Will tells it how it is about California.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
This is a photograph of Jewel Staite holding on to her very fortunate husband. I stole it from her Myspace page. You don't believe me? I don't care. Just look at the photographs of her husband; they are the same guy. All I know is I never found this photograph anywhere else on Google and it is no longer on the MySpace page. (I apparently retrieved it Monday, January 29, 2007. That is a long time to have second thoughts about hosting a bikini photograph).
Now thank me, go away, and don't even pretend that I care enough to stalk these people. You want to stalk them I don't want to know about it; go tell the Vancouver police. They will actually care.
Do you want to know the real reason I put up this picture, which I believe is genuine? I'm attempting to drive up my hit count. Now thank me! Read my theology.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
From: Beth Alexander, M.D., M.S.
RE: Swine influenza
There has been an increase in swine influenza, originally identified in
Mexico, throughout the United States and overseas as well.
Two years ago, MSU put into place a pandemic influenza plan that guides
our actions and decisions related to a potential pandemic. You can
access more information about what MSU is doing at
http://special.news.msu.edu/swineflu/. I would like to emphasize that
in times of concern about infectious disease, it is very important that
we all are good citizens in terms of not abusing antiviral medications,
such as Tamiflu. At this point in an outbreak, these should be given
only when people have tested positive for Influenza A. If you believe
you have the symptoms of a respiratory flu, please see your health care
provider and ask for the rapid screening test before requesting
medication. If we misuse these drugs, we assure that they will not be
effective when people really need them. A PDF flier with simple
reminders and health tips is available for download/printing at
Thanks for your help.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Star Trek IV is a great movie. If they needed to go back in time to fight Gorn Marines to save San Fransisco hippies to insure the future... it really wouldn't change the fact that what makes the movie awesome isn't the whales/macguffins, but the characterization, the dialogue (and the score).
Monday, May 11, 2009
I really do not care. People live three-dimensional lives, plus the fourth dimension of time. It is always important to emphasize that people believe three-dimensional things and typically have reasons for believing what they believe, do what they do, and most importantly, before or after acting in such a way that I find disagreeable, a man may do what I find to be quite admirable.
Jack Kemp made Ronald Reagan's period of prosperity possible. Ton Nugent spells it out simply.
The current economic conditions in the state of Michigan and in the
country as a whole continue to concern many Michigan State University
students and families as they face the challenge of financing higher
education costs. To address these concerns, Provost Wilcox and I have
maintained close contact with our Office of Financial Aid to assess the
impact on our families and determine how we can best help you during
these difficult times.
We want you to know that financial aid advisers stand ready to assist
you in reviewing all available options. If you have not applied for
financial aid, you should do so by completing the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA (http://fafsa.ed.gov), as soon as possible;
applications are accepted through June 30, 2010, for the 2009-10 school
year. If you already have applied for aid but are uncertain whether it
will be sufficient to allow you to meet university expenses, an adviser
can reevaluate your circumstances and eligibility for additional funds.
If you simply have questions about the billing and payment processes or
want to know more about the obligations incurred by taking out a federal
loan, advisers can answer those questions for you, too. You can reach
the financial aid staff during regular business hours by phone
(517-353-5940), by e-mail (email@example.com), or in person (150 Hannah
Administration Building or 252 Student Services Building). You also can
find all of the details of MSU student financial aid policies and
processes at the office Web site (http://finaid.msu.edu).
The majority of MSU students rely on financial aid to pay some of their
costs. We want to assure you that federal and institutional student aid
programs continue to be strong. The federal government has increased
the annual award amount and expanded the eligibility criteria for the
Pell Grant, the largest federal grant program for needy students.
This fiscal year, the university similarly committed to one of the
largest-ever increases in its own grant funds for needy students,
providing more dollars to more students than ever before. In addition,
in late fall we announced creation of a new program, the Adverse
Economic Circumstances Fund, especially designed for students whose
families are directly affected by the slowing economy.
These actions are consistent with MSU's ongoing commitment to
ensuring that institutional funds dedicated to financial aid increase
at a rate exceeding tuition increases. Over the past five years,
financial aid rate increases have exceeded tuition increases on an
annual basis by an average of nearly 4.5 percent. Nevertheless, we
understand that many of you continue to have concerns about meeting
your university expenses.
Though it may seem that higher education is a luxury in times like
these, we believe it remains a necessity. The importance of an education
at a globally acclaimed university has never been greater than it is
today as the new knowledge economy evolves. For Michigan State
University, helping students complete their degrees is a fundamental
part of our historical commitment to the state of Michigan and to the
world beyond. MSU is dedicated to advancing knowledge and transforming
lives in these challenging economic times, just as in the past 150 years.
Lou Anna K. Simon, Ph.D.
transcript from RonPaul.com:
Venue: House Foreign Affairs Committee
Channel: C-SPAN 3
Howard Berman: The gentleman from Texas, Mr. Paul, is recognized for five minutes.
Ron Paul: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And welcome, Madame Secretary.
I have a general question I want to ask about foreign policy, but leading up to that question I would like to mention first that the election had something to do with bringing about change in tone with our foreign policy. And I think there have been some very positive changes in tone and many of us have argued for more diplomacy rather than more threats, so many of us are pleased with that. It goes back to the old saying of, “Speaking softly and still be willing to carry a big stick”. But sometimes I wonder whether that big stick doesn’t get wielded a little too often.
But I do want to caution all of us that what we say is very important and can be very beneficial, but what we do is also very important. So that may cancel out the benefits of speaking more softly and being willing to talk and negotiate. Some people say that we shouldn’t talk to our enemies, but I remember the cold war rather well, and we did talk to kruchev and Mao Tse Tung when they were great threats to us. So, sometimes I think that when we look at how we stood up to tens of thousands of nuclear weapons, that we should be cautious as far as what we might do in Pakistan and put it into a proper perspective.
But my big concern is whether or not we can reverse the empire mentality that I think we have adopted over these many, many decades, and also the relationship of this to our financial burden. Though we are speaking more softly and would like to get some troops home, the first thing that was done was that our DOD budget was increased by 9% in a time when our national debt in the last 12 months went up 2 trillion dollars.
All great nations have been brought to their knees for economic reasons. We didn’t have to fight the Soviets. The Afghanistan adventure that the Soviets were involved with was very significant and I don’t know how we can ignore that.
So, I would like to ask the question about whether or not you can give me some signs or indications or some encouragement that maybe we shifted policies in the slightest manner. Have we brought any troops home? Are we less involved in Iraq? Will that war ever end? Or we really going in the opposite direction because we’re seeing Pakistan as so necessary, we need more troops, more expansion, more money, more DOD funds.
So, coming from my perspective I can’t see the difference even though, like I said, I am pleased that there is a willingness to talk and try to work things out and I think that is very positive. I always think that people who aren’t willing to talk are insecure. This whole idea that we are so strong, to me, it seems that we lack confidence if we can’t talk to people. And we are strong enough. Nobody is going to attack us militarily.
So, I see it as very important that we change our tone. I think it’s good that you got rid of the term “war on terrorism”. How can you have a war against a tactic? It doesn’t make any sense. But I am not sure “overseas contingency operation” is more specific. So could you address that and maybe give me some answers that maybe we may be seeing actually some shift in our policy.
Hillary Clinton: Well, thank you, Congressman. I think that the president’s actions in these nearly 100 days do match actions with words, although I admit there is a lot more to be done. We are still sorting out everything we’ve inherited and trying to make sense of it. We want to protect America’s national security, but we think there are better and more effective ways of doing that. So we are ending the war in Iraq. There is a definite end date for our troops to be there. The president did close Guantanamo. The president is looking for ways to engage with those who nobody wanted us to talk to, which is a sea shift in how we are proceeding.
Words and actions both matter. I mean, at the end of the day actions count more. But you have to begin by at least articulating a new approach. In our budget we have asked for more money for diplomacy and development. And the budget committee, in both the house and the senate, cut back the president’s request. It’s kind of old thinking, in my view. I mean, the secretary of defense has said that there are fewer foreign Service diplomats posted oversees than there are sailors and marines on one aircraft carrier. There are more musicians in the military bands than there are diplomats across the board. So, we are trying to shift this gigantic ship of state, Mr. Paul. And we are looking for your help to do so.
And at the risk of going over our time, I just want to say having campaigned during the last presidential election, you had the most enthusiastic supporters of anybody I ever saw.
Ron Paul: I love to hear that.
Hillary Clinton: Well, I mean, my goodness! Everywhere I went they were literally running down highways holding your signs. So, I’ve never had a chance to tell you that, but your message obviously resonated with a lot of people.
Ron Paul: Thank you.
Howard Berman: You’re going to encourage him.
It takes Ron Paul a long time to ask a question. Will it be the only chance he gets?
Does Secretary Clinton's response have substantialness?
I believe this is basically a stunt. This is all flash and no substance, sound and fury with not actions that help, ironically.
Obviously this encounter is not a conflict, a true "versus"....
Sunday, May 10, 2009
With 25 letters of commendation, two awards, and nine years of service to the Prince George's County Police Department in Maryland, Stephanie Mohr does not sound like an officer who should be spending years in jail away from her young son, Adam. Unfortunately, this is already Mohr's sixth year of a prison sentence that she does not deserve. With your help though, we can get this innocent officer out of jail and reunited with her son.
P.S. Stephanie Mohr was only performing her job the way she was trained how. Mendez is an illegal alien who should not even be in the U.S. Please do not let this mother be torn apart from her son any longer. Won't you please help LELDF to reunite Stephanie and Adam? Thank you
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Here is how it works:I believe it may have worked. I know it would have been more effective than what we saw.
Obama is promising hope and change BUT:
2) Obama did NOT deliver hope or change in his own city of Chicago.
a) Corruption is ongoing there (Rezko)
b) The education system is still rotten after Obama distributed grant money there. His children do not even attend the education system that he supposedly improved.
c) Chicago leads the nation in violent crime.
3) Obama did NOT deliver hope or change in the state of Illinois.
a) Illinois running record deficits during a time when Obama was a senator there.
b) Illinois has had among the highest unemployment rates in the USA. As Senator, Obama did not improve Illinois's economy nor did he fight against those who he thought should have been improving the economy in the state of Illinois.
The big question is:
How can Obama claim to be able to bring hope and change to the great nation of the United States when he can't even do small things in his own backyard?
3) He did NOT EVEN bring change to his home state of Illinois.
2) He did NOT EVEN bring change to his home town of Chicago.
1) He did NOT EVEN bring hope or change to the small neighbourhood where he worked as a community organizer.
Those who are trusted with little will be trusted with much.
Obama has NOT been trustworthy with even the small things. How can we trust him with our great country?
The great injustice, one that galls me, is that the fools who mismanaged the McCain Presidential Campaign, and in another example the Fred Thompson Primary campaign, are still allowed to work in politics. For such massive incompetence they should be banned from the field and competent folk sought out and hired. I no longer have any interest in such work, but I know it is incredibly stupid that someone with talents such as mine (that someone not being me, but similar to me), or one of my friends, is still left out in the cold by these Republicans, ignored and disrespected, while fools who blew an election that by all rights was possible to win, still get hired.
Mind you, the point of no return regarding the Republicans' possibility for Presidential victory was well before October of 2008, but that they failed so epically at so early a point in time only illustrates the massive incompetence, even the lack of proper vision and political philosophy.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
This is informative
@CJArndt LSCs are essentially powerless. Most policy setting is done by feds with NCLB and via state mandates.9:24 AM Apr 17th from TweetDeck in reply to CJArndtI hope this is useful and authoritative enough.John Bambenek
Friday, May 01, 2009
Now that my new friend Alfonzo Rachel has provided me with blog content for today, I will inform you that
I will not be blogging here for approximately TEN DAYS... maybe 11 or 12 days depending on my obligations.
Any posts which spontaneously pop up between now and then in this space were scheduled awhile ago.
I will not be generating new content regardless of the news.
Now go read my archives!
Do it now. I have six years worth of it.
This is not "hiatus", it is "sabbatical". Now go appreciate my past works and wonders! Thanks to Sitemeter I know where you ingrates lives....