Sunday, November 22, 2015

How time has warped the minds of this mighty secular nation!

How have we allowed the Christians to derail the Constitution and pervert this mighty secular nation?

The First Amendment to the Constitution grants Americans the "freedom from religious persecution" and yet the Christians have perverted this Amendment to mean "freedom of religious".  A subtle yet important difference exists that can not be allowed by the free people of this mighty secular nation.  In "freedom from religious persecution" every citizen is protected from religious persecution and the other has come to mean that the government can not control the actions of individuals claiming religious authority.  The intent was to protect from religion those that seek such protection from religious laws that are in conflict with national or state laws.  No citizen shall be held to answer to a religious authority expect by choice and that no religious authority shall hold power over the people of this mighty secular nation.  If a citizen chooses to reject the faith of their parents or community such citizen has the protection of the First Amendment to the Constitution and can not be compelled to return to that religion.  The citizen has the right to live either in that community or to leave to establish a new home free from persecution.  No citizen shall be marked or harassed by others that seek to compel them to except a religion not of their own choosing by protection of the First Amendment to the Constitution.  Any citizen calling for such markings or refusal to allow others to live their lives free from such religious persecution is in conflict with the Constitution and hence The Federal Laws of this mighty secular nation.  No religious test or requirement shall be enforceable upon an application for citizenship under the protection of the First Amendment to the Constitution.

On a historical note: Ten years after the Constitutional Convention ended, this mighty secular nation assured the world that the United States was a secular state, and that its negotiations would adhere to the rule of law, not the dictates of the Christian faith.  According to Frank Lambert, Professor of History at Purdue University, the assurances in Article 11 of The Treaty of Tripoli were "intended to allay the fears of the Muslim state by insisting that religion would not govern how the treaty was interpreted and enforced. John Adams and the Senate made clear that the pact was between two sovereign states, not between two religious powers.

Art. 11. of The Treaty of Tripoli as presented to the Senate by President John Adams;
As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen (Muslims); and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan (Mohammedan) nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Holiday advice that you didn't ask for!

A major cause of holiday upset is when one party has expectations but never voices them, expecting another to 'just know' what the first party was thinking. Good trick if it can be done but mind reading does not really exist!

We assume people will do things the same way we do, such as be on time for appointments, pay their fair share in a restaurant, and tell us in advance if they’re going to miss a deadline—because that’s what we do. We don’t tell people what we expect from them, because we don’t think we need to.
It’s a little like being frustrated that you were hoping for a new iPad for your birthday but not telling anyone, and then being annoyed when you receive a series of coffee-table books that will go straight to your re-gifting shelf.
you: “How could he not know I wanted an iPad?”
the Voice of reason: “Because you never told him.”
you: “But I shouldn’t have to tell him. He should just know.”
the Voice of reason: “Expecting people to know what you want without telling them is insane."

Do not go insane on the ones you love. Share your thoughts, hopes and dreams. You will be rewarded

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Plan ahead. What can it hurt?

I was recently looking for a TV show called Earth2 and was amazed by the great number of disaster movies.  Why are humans so obsessed with disaster movies?  Could it be that they don't realize that the Earth has been here for 4+ billion years (not 6 thousand years) and will most likely exist for another 4+ billion years?!?! What most likely will be the case is that there will be another mass extinction event in which Humans, as we know them, will cease to exist.  Look around at the people in your circle, how many of these idiots do you see surviving a MEE?  How many of you know how to make fire, without a lighter?  How many people can find food or fresh water in a flooded Mega-city?  Are you prepared for a world without electricity or super-mega-stores?  When was the last time you hunted for a live animal for food (not sport)?
You my friend may be ill prepared for what is to come the day after tomorrow.  Your life expectancy is not looking very good if Hackers shut down the power grid. I doubt that more than a small percentage of you will last out a month without cars; smart-phones; or the Internet.  Maybe it’s time to use that selfie-stick to take a picture of your back-side as you kiss it goodbye! Try going one week-end without touching anything electric.  It isn’t going to happen, not in my lifetime anyway.  If you’re like me and you’re feeling a little concerned about global climate change maybe you should stock up on a few survival tools.  There is a solution to the problems that will be here in your lifetime but can you; will you prepare!  What could it hurt to have a portable drinking water filter or some camping gear in a bag, ready to bug out.  AND if you don’t need it you can leave it to the kids that will have to live in a climate so radically different than ours.  You could just deny the scientific facts  that the climate is changing and hide your head up your arse like the Republican party. That way the survivors won't have to worry about what will happen to your unprepared arse, they can just watch you as scramble for food in the empty super-mega-stores.  Maybe the really smart ones will sell you some scrapes at a few hundred dollars a pound.  If you have any money after the banks fail and the ATM’s are under water.  I don’t see it happening and if you think i’ll share, think again.  I’ll be selling drinking water from my water purification system if you got the gold.  Because gold will be the new money and if you don’t have any you can find out if it’s true that man can not live 100 hours without fresh water.  I will gladly help you test that scientific fact.  

Plan ahead.  What can it hurt to spend a few hundred in the sporting goods department now and not have to go without!  If you live by the coast owning a row boat couldn’t hurt either.  If you really need those electric toys then get a hand cranked generator and a few dozen rechargeable batteries.  On eBay you can get a battery charger that turns salt water into electricity for less than $20 or a few solar cell battery packs for around $40.  Chemical heaters, thermal undies and bug nets are a good start toward survival preparedness.  A bug-out bag with two weeks of freeze-dried food and many survival tools cost around $200-$300.  I recommend the best that you can afford and keep the bag in a closet by the door with your cross-bow.  It will not cost a lot to be prepared and if a superstorm hits you will look like a genius instead of the fool in a Red Cross shelter.  

Plan ahead and hope for the best but expect the worst!