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SIX CONUNDRUMS OF SOCIALISM!

The definition of the word Conundrum is something that is puzzling or confusing.

My friend Dr. Peter Forrest shared this informative piece of intelligence with me and let me share it with you.

C Brewer

1. America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is subsidized.

2. Half of the population is subsidized – yet they think they are victims.

3. They think they are victims – yet their representatives run the government.

4. Their representatives run the government – yet the poor keep getting poorer.

5. The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.

6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about – yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

Think about it!  And that, my friends, pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st Century.   Makes you wonder who is doing the math.

These three short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our current government and cultural environment:

1. We are advised to NOT 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.  And 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 the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.

Am I the only one missing something?

ANON

Vote out the Democrats on November 4th. Harry Reid needs to go back to Nevada where they love him and your money at the casinos.

USA –THAILAND COMPARISONS!

President Obama and Secretary of State, John Kerry have blasted the military coup in Thailand as oppressive and unlawful. It did not take more than 10 minutes to make this announcement and announce all military aid for Thailand would be stopped. So far Congress has been rather mute, which is a surprise, as promoting this supposed crisis would take enough news time to stop the focus on killing America veterans with rationed healthcare.

Thailand’s military chief announced Thursday in a national address that the armed forces had taken control of the country after rival factions were unable to reach an agreement to govern.

My mind races to think about what if the US military had taken over our government in 2009 when rival factions began the race to eliminate all agreements to govern.

Would we have the nearly $18,000,000,000,000.00 in debt?

Would American be totally divided and hate each other?

Would the Supreme Court decide every issue based on politics rather than the Constitution?

Would we have Presidential Executive Orders that not only violate the Constitution, they also violate specific laws?

Would we have an Attorney General that openly defied Congress, was censured, and only prosecutes the law he decides need to be followed?

Would we have Obamacare this is an abominable failure?

Would we have a Senate that has not functioned and ignored the laws?

Would the four Americans killed in Benghazi still be alive?

Would the members of Congress and key government bureaucrats that openly ignore the law be in prison instead of in power?

Would we have thousands of people building the Keystone pipeline instead of drawing unemployment?

Would it have taken six years to discover the death panels that have killed so many veterans?

If anyone would like to add more to this abbreviated list, please send me your inputs. To be fair and balanced Obama did kill Osama with his bare hands.

Take a look at more facts about Thailand. On Tuesday May 20, 2014, the military declared martial law without consulting the country’s interim prime minister, who was serving in a caretaker status after former Prime Minister, also a caretaker — was ousted by Thailand’s Constitutional Court.

Martial law, which among other things includes restrictions on where protesters can gather, what TV and radio broadcasters can air and social media posts, according to the Bangkok Post. I would prefer to have our military control protest and decide what can be broadcast rather that Obama, Holder, Reid and Pelosi.

Thailand’s politics have been in turmoil for years, driven in large part by a schism between populists, many of them rural and poor, and a largely urban middle class and elite in Bangkok partial to the nation’s royal establishment.

This seems to be exactly what has happened in America except our Royal Class have elevated themselves without approval of the people.

Why should anyone except the Thai people worry about this?

In the business world Thailand is “Known as the ‘Detroit of the East.” Thailand has risen to become a vital manufacturing and assembly hub of hard-disk drives and automobiles for Japanese and Western companies.

The unrest and protests have already hurt Thailand’s economy and run the risk of making the country less attractive to investors and governments looking to strike up deals, analysts said. This sounds like a great description of what is happening in the USA.

A reputation for perpetual political unrest definitely hurts any countries competitiveness and attractiveness to foreign investment in the future. We seem to equal Thailand’s worries as our political unrest has increased for the last six years

I read a report that a stable Thailand is strategically important to the United States, both because of its status as a U.S. treaty ally and as an anchor for mainland Southeast Asia. The report stated that U.S. policymakers are faced with how to deal with an unraveling democracy. I wish they would be concerned with our own unraveling democracy.

Take a look at another recent coup our government agrees with. In February, Ukraine’s President claimed a coup had forced him from office, while lawmakers said they were following the will of the people when parliament voted to oust him and hold new elections. Our Congress is so divided, they can’t agree on what day it is much less stopping the rape of our Constitution.

In Thailand economic problems persist. Poor people remain poor. Poverty can’t be eradicated. Economic crises may be something that cannot be easily eradicated. Sounds like the USA to me.

There is always a relationship between the economy and political health. World Bank, has noted that “Thailand’s economic growth has been slowing down because of weak private consumption and investment demand, following political uncertainty”. They must ignore the same situations in the US and other countries. Why was The US credit rating lowered?

Corruption is common in many parts of the world, including Thailand. It has evolved into many different forms, some are not recognized by existing systems. We have recognized laws that are just ignored. We just ignore corruption unless you are a conservative.

Another Thailand issue is related to corruption and it is called cronyism or favoring one’s friends. Cronyism is common in Asia, as it is rooted in their cultural values. Who else would you help more, they may argue, if not your friends, relatives, and families? Is there one American alive that believes we have no cronyism culture in America? We have refined the process to make it legal.

I read that unemployment among Thai youths who have dreams, ambitions, and energy fosters unrest. There are not enough job opportunities for them to live normal lives. We have captured the art of pacifying unrest by using welfare, unemployment pay and creating hatred of successful Americans as a way to control our youth.

For anyone who has not traveled to Thailand and other South East Asian countries, they are all sick of political destruction of their lifestyles. Social programs do not exist in most of these countries which means if you are hungry you work for a living. Crime is a variable that is not the same in every country. One thing for sure they have no drug related usage problems. The military is responsible for the people’s safety and control the police if they get out of control. I had no concern for my safety in Indonesia, China, Thailand, Malaysia or Singapore in my many trips there. I fear being in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Detroit more than in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Batam or Singapore.

Maybe someday the American people will get sick of the tree hugging extremists, lying government bureaucrats, Progressive-Liberal Socialists, politically controlled Justice System and the morons they re-elect to pick their pockets and admit that countries like Thailand are no different than the USA and demand real change. C Brewer

MEMORIAL DAY 2014

God Bless our veterans on this day set aside for honoring those who gave their lives so America could be free. Unfortunately many also gave their lives to allow politicians to deprive them of being treated for health related issues. It is bad enough to deprive younger veterans to get adequate healthcare but letting the older ones die to make government records look better is murder.

This is the most gruesome action by a government in my lifetime. I am a veteran, 83+ years old and fed up with our entire government. I am on Medicare that is obviously better than what the Veterans Administration (VA) would provide me if I had to use their services. Yes, I have to pay for my Medicare healthcare that most young and uninformed Americans think is also free. Healthcare coverage premiums for myself and my wife exceed $700 a month. I hope all Americans will be happy that Obamacare has introduced new requirements that will allow a “Death Panel” to decide when to let old people like me die instead of God or a doctor.

An illegal alien or any American citizen on Medicaid can go to a local emergency room, receive their healthcare treatment and taxpayers pick up the tab. Veterans who must depend on the VA for healthcare have to travel to a VA facility to see a doctor to just get a prescription. If they use an emergency room they have to pay for the service.

For those who live in a city with VA facilities this is no different than Americans with insurance or on Medicare. For illegals and those on Medicaid we also provide free cell phones and supplemental help with local travel. This is not true for veterans who live in rural areas.

I live some 7.5 miles from Hemphill Texas. Hemphill has some 1100+ citizens and is the County Seat of Sabine County. Sabine County has about 10,500 citizens, covers some 600 square miles and over 30% of the people are over 62 and retired.

Using this area as an example, the closest VA clinic is located in Lufkin Texas. The closest VA Hospital that serves veterans is located in Houston Texas. Sabine County probably has more veterans as a percentage of total population than 90% of all 254 counties in Texas.

If a local veteran has need to see a doctor he has to call and get an appointment. This requires a round trip of from 90 to 165 miles. If he requires hospitalization they can drive directly to Houston that would average about 420 miles. If it is a non-emergency he can travel to Lufkin and catch a VA shuttle bus that makes daily trips.

I pray that the VA fiasco currently in the news will result in Congressional action to put those who created this veterans death panel in prison for the rest of their lives.

President Obama is waiting on a report of some kind to act. It’s strange that he and John Kerry could cut all military aid to Thailand and denounce a military coup in less than a day after the military took over control of the government. Well it does let the biased media have ammunition to move the VA issues to page 16 rather than the front page of the paper.

I am researching this to write an article comparing what has happened in Thailand to what has happened in the USA. So far it appears to indicate that need for a military coup in America would be a much greater a blessing for the people than what is happening in Washington D.C.   C Brewer

VETERANS WAKE UP!

We need a “Military Leader”, if one exists, to organize every American veteran to stop the attack on our constitution and freedoms that President and Congressional Democrats are destroying. Congress sits on its hands and watches laws being ignored, executive orders violate the Constitution and a Supreme Court that ignores the misuse of power. Why did we serve to protect our constitution and freedoms and now have an enemy who has shredded our freedoms without firing a shot? I am one veteran ready to join a movement to stop the madness.  C Brewer

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

OBAMA IS ABSOLUTELY A DISGRACE TO ALL WHO FOUGHT FOR THIS NATION AND GAVE THEIR LIVES.

VETERANS – PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO YOUR VETERAN FRIENDS AND CONTACTS!!!!!!

June 6, 2013, the 69th anniversary of “D-Day”, the largest invasion ever attempted, where 200,000 Americans stormed the beaches at Normandy to begin the final push to defeat Nazi Germany in WWII. D-Day marked the turning point in WWII in Europe, where the Nazis were engaged in mass murder of Jews and minorities by the thousands.

Today, European heads of state make it a point to recall and honor the sacrifices of those who landed in Normandy, as do our Presidents….well, most of them….

In the 69 years since D-Day, there are four occasions when the President of the United States chose not to visit the D-Day Monument that honors the soldiers killed during the Invasion.

The occasions were:

1. Barack Obama, 2010

2. Barack Obama, 2011

3. Barack Obama, 2012

4. Barack Obama, 2013

For the past 69 years, every American President except Obama have taken the time to honor the memory and sacrifices of the 6,000 American soldiers killed on D-Day. …Except Obama!

June 6 2010, Obama had no events scheduled.

June 6, 2011, Obama met with the National Security team and was interviewed by WEWS Cleveland and WDIV in Detroit about the auto industry – FAR too busy to visit the D-Day memorial.

June 6, 2012, instead of honoring our fallen soldiers, Obama made a campaign trip to California on Air Force 1 (at our expense) to raise funds for (his) upcoming election.

June 6, 2013, Obama was doing ANOTHER fund raiser with the multimillionaires in the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Palo Alto CA, once again at our expense.

America – Aren’t you proud?

But, the Obamas where able to attend Mandela’s memorial!

ANON

SOME PEOPLE APPRECIATE AMERICA MORE THAN MOST AMERICANS!

My friend Connie sent this to me and it is a must share. The shame is most Americans have no concept of what we lost defending our freedoms that Progressive-Liberals like Obama are destroying now. C Brewer
 
Friend sent this and it’s fantastic…….click on the site at the end.   


One thing you have to give our European cousins is “their sense and reverence for history”.
When my retired 2d grade teacher wife used to teach her kids about Memorial Day, she would give them a homework assignment…”go home and ask your parents what is and why do we celebrate Memorial Day.”
Some responses: 
It’s the 1st long weekend of summer vacation.
There are “door busters” at The Mall.
It’s the weekend we “open our pool”.
We have to go to a picnic at Uncle Dave ‘s and ….. he drinks too much beer and tells boring stories about ancient history from the last century in New Haven.
There’s a parade downtown and it usually backs up traffic and makes my daddy say those words I’m not supposed to repeat.
My Aunt Judy, who always brings a new uncle to our house, wears her “patriot cut off jeans” with the ‘merican flag patch on the back where the pocket used to be.
Okay, a little literary license, (aunt Judy and uncle Dave) but aside from that pretty factual. You see, most all of those parents were born after 1975 (Vietnam).
     
TAPS …The Last Post
 
A few years ago, a friend visited the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in the village of Margraten about six miles from Maastricht. There lie buried 8,301 American soldiers killed in the battles to liberate Holland in the fall and winter of 1944-5. Sgt. Bill Dukeman, 101st Airborne Division, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment  Second Battalion, Company C (of “Band of Brothers fame) is buried there.   He was killed in the battle of “The Crossroads” in northern Holland.
 
The Dutch hold an annual memorial concert every September at the above cemetery to remember and honor the Americans who died to free them in Operation Market Garden and subsequent efforts to eject the German army from Holland.  Sgt. Dukeman, like many other fallen GIs, was “adopted” by a Dutch family. Dukeman’s family in the States was contacted and hosted in Holland, and his grave site decorated each year by his Dutch “family.”  They keep his portrait in their home, displayed in a place of honor. Fathers pass this obligation down to their sons in Holland.
 
This version of the original “taps” music is played by a 13 year old Dutch girl named Melissa Venema. The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Holland .  Many of you may never have heard taps played in its entirety. The original version of Taps was called Last Post, and was written by Daniel Butterfield in 1801. It was rather lengthy and formal, as you will hear in this clip, so in 1862 it was shortened to 24 notes and re-named Taps.
Turn on your speakers and get a tissue if you still love this country.

MEMORIAL DAY MESSAGE.

A POEM WORTH READING

He was bald and paunchy and his hair was falling fast, he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in and the deeds that he had done, in his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one.

And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbors his tales became a joke, all his buddies listened quietly for they knew where of he spoke.

But we’ll hear his tales no longer, for ol’ Joe has passed away, and the world’s a little poorer for a Soldier died today.

He won’t be mourned by many, just his children and his wife. For he lived an ordinary, very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family, going quietly on his way; and the world won’t note his passing, ‘Tho a Soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state, while thousands note their passing, and proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories from the time that they were young but the passing of a Soldier goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land, some jerk who breaks his promise and cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow who in times of war and strife, goes off to serve his country and offers up his life?

The politician’s stipend and the style in which he lives, are often disproportionate, to the service that he gives.

While the ordinary Soldier, who offered up his all, is paid off with a medal and perhaps a pension, small.

It is not the politicians with their compromise and ploys, who won for us the freedom that our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand, would you really want some cop-out, with his ever waffling stand?

Or would you want a Soldier, his home, his country, his kin, just a common Soldier, who would fight until the end.

He was just a common Soldier, and his ranks are growing thin, but his presence should remind us we may need his likes again.

For when countries are in conflict, we find the Soldier’s part is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor while he’s here to hear the praise, then at least let’s give him homage at the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline in the paper that might say: “OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY.”

anon

Thanks Jay Pennington, this old veteran appreciated the read.  God Bless America and those that protect her. CB

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