Archive for October, 2013

Reflection on How Success is Achieved

October 28, 2013

America did not leap from primordial soup and go to the Moon. Our Country was built from the ground up on the backs of Pilgrims, Pioneers, Settlers, Farmers, Fur Traders, Explorers, Wagon Trains, Railroads, Industrialists, Bankers, Manufacturers and hard working honest Citizens. Henry Ford did not build a Ford Explorer but he built a foundation in the Model T. Our prosperity is built on continual improvement year after year.

That same principle restored Japan from the rubble and made the Country stronger than ever. Dr. William Deming went to Japan following World War II in order to teach industry leaders methods of Total Quality Control. He played an indispensable role in the development and revitalization of post-war Japan. There was a time when only the Japanese honored workers for stopping an assembly line to ensure quality. Eventually quality made its way to America and our cars were no longer ready for the scrap heap after 70,000 miles.

Our healthcare system didn’t sprang form a Petri Dish either. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. brought attention to unsanitary practices as the cause of many deaths, particularly during childbirth; he also suggested the term “anesthesia.” Major Walter Reed confirmed that mosquitoes caused Yellow Fever. Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant, Dr. Charles Best assisted in the discovery of insulin, Dr. George Goodfellow was the first trauma surgeon, Dr. Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine, The Mayo Brothers founded the Mayo Clinic. The list goes on and on. We are also blessed with great devices such as CT Scans, Defibrillators, Pace Makers and all manner of Life Support systems.

Americans are, not only living longer, we are also enjoying a better quality of life. I often enjoy the company of a member of my club who is 98 years old, a retired surgeon with a full head of hair and a mind as sharp as a tack. During his career he saved countless lives, does he deserve healthcare or should it have been cutoff 25 years ago?

There were two major problems in medicine before Obamacare, the high cost of insurance and the high cost of malpractice lawsuits. Insurance bean counters are paid more than Doctors, state CEO’s are paid millions and they operate out of marble buildings. They also don’t ride the bus and stay in the Motel 6. It takes 9 years after college graduation to become a Surgeon, it takes 3 years to become a Lawyer. There are a couple of Doctors in Congress and there are scores, maybe hundreds of Lawyers. Maybe Lawyers will be able to operate on patients under Obamacare, I don’t know? Guess what, neither of these problems were even mentioned in Obamacare. Oops, almost forgot, Obama is a Lawyer.

The Obama Administration jumped on our healthcare system in the middle of the river like a ton of bricks. Not with the intention of making it better through constant improvement but with the intention of giving more control to government and unionized bureaucrats. The question is this: Will Obama drive Healthcare back to the Model T, the Horse and Buggy or to the Stone Age?

~~Heroshima
HIROSHIMA BEFORE AND AFTER

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Who is to Blame for America’s Mess?

October 24, 2013

Do you know that 75% of America’s youth, ages 17-24, do not even qualify to take the exam to enter the military? Of the recent high school graduates who do take the test, 25% fail to get the minimum score needed to join any branch of the Armed Forces. This in spite of the fact the questions are often very basic, such as, 2 plus x equals 4, what is the value of x? More than half of first-time students entering Arkansas’ public colleges and universities in the fall 2010 semester weren’t prepared for college-level work, a report compiled by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education said. Of 22,342 students tested, 52.5 percent required remedial courses in at least one subject – math, English or reading. At the state’s 22 two-year colleges, 77.2 percent of 8,355 tested students required at least one remedial course. Remember, for decades almost every politician has promised to IMPROVE EDUCATION and they certainly have thrown trillions of dollars at schools! However, education is not about MONEY, it is about LEARNING!

I try to describe America’s National Debt and unfunded requirements in simple terms realizing that most Americans cannot even understand these rudimentary explanations. In China and India students stand in line waiting for libraries to open and quickly fill the libraries when they open. They have a thirst for knowledge and each country has more honor students than the U.S. has total students. They produce 8 to 10 times as many engineers as the U.S. Isn’t it a pity that most Americans cannot even grasp the implications of the explosion of education beyond our borders? Most Americans have little comprehension about the serious trouble looming on the horizon for our country and our children.

Even America’s poor record in education is not poor enough for the Liberals. They have now invented Common Core to indoctrinate our children to become automatons. Reading material includes EPA manuals. One exercise asks students to pick an Amendment from the “outdated” Bill of Rights to repeal and explain why. As long as young people have the skill to drop French fries into a sack they are too smart to swallow the socialist Marxist candy.

Ironically, I do not blame President Obama, Congress or the millions of lazy unionized government employees for America’s downfall. I don’t blame the less than useless mainstream media and press either. In this case I blame YOU! You who have done NOTHING to stop the evil from permeating my country. You allowed God to be banned from government schools without a whimper. You failed to separate the sheep from the goats when you voted to elect and reelect the goats. You refused to get informed, instead you voted based on name recognition and slick campaign sound bites. You took no part in the education of your children or their moral upbringing. In many cases you turned your children over to the television and Hollywood. And now, WE ARE COLLECTIVLY REAPING WHAT WE HAVE SOWN.

When somebody stands up for what is right, America turns on that person like your body rejects a transplanted heart. Getting the body to accept that new heart takes skill and the proper treatment. Unfortunately, when the Liberals fear a Conservative they quickly cross the nuclear firebreak and use every weapon at their disposal from the news media to late night TV and Saturday Night Live. The Liberal Lynching worked on Sarah Palin. It has already begun against Senator Ted Cruz.

There is hope now that the media and the press have become completely unreliable. Just as Johannes Gutenberg
was responsible for the information explosion in 1440 with his invention of the first practical Printing Press, Social Media has put the power of the media in the hands of everyone willing to use it. Homeland Security says, “See something, say something.” If Conservatives are going to fill the void left by activist media, we must fully employ Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the Blogosphere. If you are not using Facebook and Twitter, please sign up today. If you need help, ask. You will learn what CNN, PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Fox News and the newspapers won’t tell you. You can see what Benjamin Netanyahu, Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck, the Pope, Pastor John Hagee and Rand Paul have to say unfiltered by the media, go directly to their Twitter pages. Even Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is on Twitter. For a year I have been warning Syrians in English and Arabic about the complete destruction of Damascus prophesized by Isaiah.

We have an impotent Congress that we elected. If America is to have a chance, we the people must get busy. Even if you only share things you read on Facebook or Retweet what you read on Twitter, you are helping spread the word. My Tweets have been Retweeted by Donald Trump and displayed on Fox News. I banter with the likes of Keith Olbermann and John Brummett. I also interact with Legislators both state and national. Darrell Issa, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry and dozens of Legislators follow me on Twitter. President Obama was elected using Twitter and Facebook but Conservatives have barely scratched the surface. Obama raised half a billion dollars on the Internet, he would announce an event thinking 50 people might show up and find 4,000 waiting for him in 2008. He held a Twitter Town Hall Meeting soon after being elected and had over 100,000 participants.

We are behind and time is running out. Will you get involved? Are you too busy to come to the aid of your country? Do you think somebody else will do it? If not you, who? If not now, when? See something, say something to the world.

~~Trump

The Intrinsic Distinction Between Democrats & Republicans

October 15, 2013

If you are perplexed by the negotiations in Washington perchance I can bring things into sharper focus. The Democrats do not love America the way Republicans, Independents, Tea Party Members and immigrants do. Democrats loathe the Constitution, the Flag, the Pledge, the National Anthem and our Founding Fathers. They deride God, morality, hard work, capitalism and free markets. Most Democrats have a gullible feel good attitude about foreign countries trusting them not to harm us, therefore they seek to level the playing field as opposed to having military supremacy. Obama employed that tactic in the Middle East believing they would see him as a true friend of the Muslims, even giving Egypt F-16 Fighting Falcons. How’d that work?

As a general rule, Democratic States and Cities using Liberal management techniques are mostly bankrupt. Reckless spending and overgenerous benefits to unionized government workers is the essence of Democratic rule. They never care about future generations, they eat, drink and be merry. They have faith that hard working Republicans will bail them out in the end.

In a way, Democrats have a childlike innocence and a skewed vision of reality. They love electricity and air conditioning but hate the coal and fuel that gives us those things. They are not truly happy unless they suffer a little misery to save the planet. They prefer that you are a little too hot in summer and too cold in the winter thinking that will somehow make the less fortunate in Zimbabwe happier. Many drive cars that get good gas mileage by supplementing fuel with battery power. They don’t realize that it takes 6.6 years to breakeven because of the higher initial cost of the vehicle based on $3.50 gas and driving 15,000 miles a year. When the battery pack needs replacing you will need some aspirins. The object is not common sense, it is the paramount importance of feeling good about saving the planet.

I don’t see how Democrats and Republicans can even have the same brain connections. A friend of mine once made a trip to the University to talk to his son. Basically he told his son he didn’t care what he majored in as long as he selected a discipline he could earn a living with. To Liberals going to college is one thing and finding a job is something else. They are shocked when industry is not impressed with their degree in African Studies. I watched one of my colleague’s children grow up in an ultra liberal household and graduate with honors from an Ivy League University. The kid looked like a brush ape with hair down below his shoulders. His parents were very proud of their little boy. The boy didn’t have a lot of success and never became a lawyer like his father but he did become a highly educated truck driver. When Liberals start businesses, they only think about what they would like to do, not what the market looks like. If they could think and reason they would realize that Alaskans living in Point Barrow do not buy air conditioners even if they’re real good and real cheap.

When you debate Liberals they have a trait that is unmistakable. Liberals always filibuster and try to drown out Conservatives. If you offered them a million dollars to repeat what YOU just said, they would have NO CLUE. They only articulate, they do not listen. Nothing you could possible say could influence them in any way. They believe they are right because they cannot see the destructiveness of their ways. Smokers and drug addicts are more likely to be Democrats. How often do you see a person dragging an oxygen tank while dragging on a cigarette? Have you ever wanted to show pictures of lung cancer victims to young smokers? Don’t waste your time. One of my lifelong friends died of lung cancer after I spent a lifetime trying to talk him into stopping. He voted for Obama and admitted he made a mistake. Even on his deathbed he denied that smoking caused his lung cancer. I loved him like a brother and I miss him.

Then there is that contradiction of being overprotective of children and supporting infanticide at the same time. More often than not, Liberals raise their boys to be sissies protected from being bullied or called names and leaving them vulnerable as adults. Often these kids are confused about their own sexuality. In some schools transgendered boys have rights to use girl’s restrooms while girls who complain are accused of hate speech. Liberals do not care about preserving the innocence of children and allowing them to enjoy their childhood. No, they insist on indoctrinating children about the appropriateness of homosexuality as soon as they’re weaned. If the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor today, do you believe America would have any chance at all against the Nazi’s? Could a wussified dumbed down America become the Greatest Generation? That is a rhetorical question!

I was thinking about the tragic shooting in the gun free zone of Sandy Hook School. Had the shooter lived and received the death penalty and the day had finally come for the execution, there would have been hundreds or perhaps thousands holding a candlelight vigil and pleading for his life. I doubt that Conservatives will ever understand that, I know I won’t!

So you see, the gulf between Republicans and Democrats today is much greater than the gulf that separated the North and South 150 years ago. Republicans have compromised and compromised and reached across the aisle until they might as well just move across the aisle. Democrats have a strong-willed determination to get their way at all costs and I do mean all costs. They use the Republican’s love of country as a weapon against them. The woman who was willing to allow Solomon to cut the baby in half was a Democrat. The big problem is this, by giving in to Democrats in order to save America, the Republicans have been complicit in the destruction of our country and the American way of life. Ronald Reagan saved America once, will we find Republicans with the resolve and persistence to do it again? I pray we will.

~~AGay

Gene’s Epistle to the Americans

October 14, 2013

People discussing the stock market on CNBC are reminiscent of the time of Noah’s Flood. The people didn’t deduce anything until the water got up to their noses. They all assume everything will be great if Republicans & Democrats strike a deal to keep spending like drunken bureaucrats, keep printing dollars day and night and keep drowning companies in taxes and regulations. The National Debt is on a Lunar trajectory and Paul Revere is not here to warn America of the approaching doom. The U.S. credit rating is AA+ while Saudi Arabia and Syria are tied at AA-. If the stock market drops the talking heads say it’s because a groundhog passed gas or President Obama saw his shadow.

This is just me talking and I don’t have a Harvard MBA. TODAY the unfunded requirements (Obligations the US has made to pay pensions, Medicare, etc) amounts to over half a million dollars per family. Most of you can’t come up with $500,000 today. At the rate we are going, that figure will soar to over a million dollars for our children.

How much money can the Fed print before the dollar becomes worthless trash? Before Saudi Arabia, Russia, China, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan refuse to accept dollars for payment? On the day Americans have to convert dollars to Swiss or Russian currency to buy oil, what will happen to the value of the once mighty dollar? When interest rates rise again, there will not be enough currency on Planet Earth to pay the interest on our National Debt! Very few people remember Germany when it took a wheelbarrow full of Marks to buy a loaf of bread. If you had lived through that and witnessed your 401K drop 98% would you be thinking differently now? Would you be thinking at all or would you be watching talking heads make pop tarts on Good Morning America?

Do you have any idea how close America is to becoming a satellite of some other country? Our government knows everything about YOU but nothing about our enemies. It has no idea just how many illegal aliens are lurking in our country or where they come from. We know they come from Iran, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Russia, China and Libya but where else? Pakistan, North Korea, Cuba? We don’t know what they will do to America or when.

What if your water was shut off today? Your electricity? What if the grocery store shelves were bare? Can you interpret the signs of the times? How long will God bless America now that He has been kicked out of schools and off public lands? Do you have a plan? Do you have a clue? In 1929 the stock market crashed and people jumped out of windows. Is that your plan? Are you lulled into a false sense of security by the mainstream media? When we have the next catastrophe do you think the government will ride in on a white horse and spoon feed Beluga Caviar to you?

Liberals would starve to death on a potato farm because they couldn’t figure out how to get potatoes out of the ground and convert them to potato chips. The day will come when the weak will not survive. Tribulation, famine and pestilence will come to America. The purpose of this epistle is to get you to THINK. That is all.

~~Debt

CRUZ: Not Just Another Pretty Face

October 11, 2013

~~CruzOG

Senator Ted Cruz is not just another pretty face. Conservatives are ignorant redneck backwoods Bible thumping gun nuts according to Liberals. One of the Conservative nuts really has the Liberals stirred up, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. As each day goes by you will hear the Obama Media trying to tar and feather him the way they did Sarah Palin. Now millions of us are armed with Social Media and won’t allow that to happen again! Ted attended high school at Faith West Academy in Katy, Texas and later graduated from Second Baptist High School in Houston as Valedictorian. Cruz then graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1992. While at Princeton, he won the top speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship. In 1992, he was named U.S. National Speaker of the Year and Team of the Year with his debate partner, David Panton. Cruz was also a semi-finalist at the 1995 World Universities Debating Championship.

After graduating from Princeton, Cruz attended Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 1995 with his Juris Doctor. While at Harvard Law, Cruz was a primary editor of the Harvard Law Review, and executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review. Referring to Cruz’s time as a student at Harvard Law, Professor Alan Dershowitz said, “Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant.” At Harvard Law, Cruz was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.

Cruz served as an associate deputy attorney general in the U.S. Justice Department and as the director of policy planning at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Cruz has authored more than 80 United States Supreme Court briefs and presented 43 oral arguments, including nine before the United States Supreme Court. Cruz’s record of having argued before the Supreme Court nine times is more than any practicing lawyer in Texas or any current member of Congress. In the landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Cruz drafted the amicus brief signed by attorneys general of 31 states, which said that the D.C. handgun ban should be struck down as infringing upon the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Cruz also presented oral argument for the amici states in the companion case to Heller before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

In addition to his victory in Heller, Cruz has successfully defended the constitutionality of Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds before the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cruz authored a U.S. Supreme Court brief for all 50 states successfully defending the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools, winning 9-0 in Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow.

Cruz has been named by American Lawyer magazine as one of the 50 Best Litigators under 45 in America, by The National Law Journal as one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America, and by Texas Lawyer as one of the 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century. In my humble opinion, Ted Cruz is under employed and under paid as a United States Senator. I can’t say that about many Legislators. During the dark days of the Jimmy Carter Regime, God sent us Ronald Reagan. Now that America is teetering on the brink, I believe God is offering us a reprieve if we are smart enough to accept it.

Gene McVay Crying in the Wilderness

October 9, 2013

I have been the voice crying in the wilderness about the biggest swindle in government, the mushrooming National Security Agency that gorges on so much tax money the exact amount is classified. They operate out of a complex larger than the Pentagon and spread their tentacles around the globe. It recently came to light that much of their capability is directed not at foreign intelligence as dictated by their mission, but toward law abiding United States Citizens.

America has been under terror attacks for decades while NSA wiles away the time doing who knows what. Seventeen years ago Khobar Towers was bombed with 498 injured and 19 Americans killed, to this day NSA has no clue who did it! The USS Cole was attacked and al Qaeda claimed responsibility but NSA don’t know if that’s true and wasn’t able to warn about the attack in advance, 30 sailors were killed. Then there is 9/11 and a long tragic list of terror attacks that goes on and on and on.

Finally, NSA Director, Four Star Obama handpicked General Keith Alexander, admits the Obama Administration misled us, the public, about the utility of NSA Surveillance. That misleading information about terror plots and their foiling had been issued to bolster support for the government’s vast surveillance kingdom. General Alexander still has his job while General Stanley McChrystal lost his job when Rolling Stone reported that the General and his aides made disrespectful remarks about Joe Biden while they were off duty.

During Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings, Chairman Patrick Leahy pushed Alexander to admit that plot numbers had been fudged in a revealing interchange:

“There is no evidence that [bulk] phone records collection helped to thwart dozens or even several terrorist plots,” said Leahy. The Vermont Democrat then asked the NSA chief to admit that only 13 out of a previously cited 54 cases of foiled plots were genuinely the fruits of the government’s enormous dragnet surveillance systems:

“These weren’t all plots, and they weren’t all foiled,” Leahy said, asking Alexander, “Would you agree with that, yes or no?”

“Yes,” replied Alexander.

Alexander is not alone, the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has a history of lying to Congress as well. Once upon a time before Eric Holder became Attorney General that was a crime! Apparently laws only apply to us peasants, not to government leaders? If you trust the chain of command, Obama, Hagel, Clapper and Alexander maybe you can trust the 100,000 bureaucrats?

The Patriot Act’s Sec. 215 (50 U.S.C. § 1861) authorizes the government to collect “tangible things” that are “relevant” to an authorized national security investigation. I am not Chief Justice of the Supreme Court but I can read the Constitution and am quite sure the Patriot Act itself is unconstitutional, always have believed it and always will. Anyway, We now know that NSA used Sec. 215 to collect metadata on EVERY phone call that EVERY AMERICAN has made, reportedly over the last seven years. That metadata includes numbers dialed, numbers of incoming calls, times of the calls, and routing information. Many Members who voted for the Patriot Act, including the past chairman of the law’s authorizing committee, have stated that NSA’s blanket surveillance program is FAR BEYOND what was intended in the law. Keep in mind, this is what has been admitted, most likely not the whole truth.

Pursuant to Sec. 215 and at the request of the government, the FISA court routinely enters 90-day orders to telecommunications providers like Verizon to turn over to the government ALL CALL DETAIL INFORMATION or “telephony metadata” for calls within the U.S., including PURELY LOCAL CALLS. The FISA court approves the procedures that the administration says it will impose on itself to limit its own access to the data. I call that a rubber stamp or “trust me” to do the right thing approach. After the IRS, EPA, DHS, etc., who in their right mind would give the government a blank check? In the United States I have no idea what any Judge would have to do to end up in the slammer? Every American who finished he fifth grade and understands the meaning of “is” knows that forcing Americans to buy something is unconstitutional, everybody except the Supreme Court, of course.

The Obama Administration has not provided a public explanation as to how the telephone records of all Americans are “relevant” to a national security investigation. Similarly, Sec. 215 is silent as to how the government may use these records once it has obtained them.

The Amash-Conyers amendment would have ended NSA’s blanket collection of Americans’ telephone records by requiring the FISA court under Sec. 215 to order the production of records that pertain only to A PERSON under investigation. It would have ended the mass surveillance of Americans; Permitted the government to continue to acquire business records and other “tangible things” that are actually related to an authorized counterterrorism investigation; And impose more robust judicial oversight of NSA’s surveillance. The FISA court would be involved every time NSA searches Americans’ records, and the court would have a substantive, statutory standard to apply to make sure the NSA does not violate Americans’ civil liberties.

In short, the government would have to provide facts to the FISA court to show that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the records sought are relevant to an appropriately authorized national security investigation and pertain to the person, group or corporation under investigation. There is no proof that the Judge would be awake or playing cell phone poker while NSA presented its case but it had a chance of working. The Amash-Conyers amendment would not have affected foreign surveillance.

Unfortunately, the amendment failed 205-217, with 94 Republicans and 111 Democrats voting to uphold the 4th Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure. This was a sad day for me when only one Arkansas Congressman, Tim Griffin, voted for the Amendment. Yes, most Republicans voted for lawlessness over our Constitution. They voted for lazy, ineffective lying bureaucrats over law abiding citizens. With $100 trillion in unfunded requirements and a $17 trillion national debt, they voted to keep an incalculably costly unconstitutional extravagant useless program. They were fearful they might be blamed if NSA continued to fail to uncover and thwart terrorist attacks. They failed America.

And so I continue as a tiny voice in the wilderness warning that, as in the days of Noah, so are the days of our lives when NOBODY is looking out for OUR interests and few people have time to look around to see what happened to our once great esteemed nation.

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