Friday, July 29, 2011

Numbers Don't Lie

Numbers Don’t Lie
Louis Lazarus


1 million seconds = 12 days

1 billion seconds = 31 years

and finally 1 trillion seconds = 31,688 years


Carefully look at the numbers above. If you’re not astonished at the last line, you don’t need to read this because you already have an idea of what I am going to say. If you are astonished and simply don’t believe these numbers, do the math yourself. Start with 60 seconds in a minute. We can all agree on that. We have 60 minutes in an hour so we must multiply the number of seconds in a minute by the number of minutes in an hour. 60 X 60 = 3600. There are 3600 seconds in an hour. At this point you can also think of this small unit of time we call “seconds” as one dollar. Let’s say they are interchangeable. Just keep that in the back of your mind. We now have established there are 3600 seconds in a hour so how many hours are there in one day? We have to multiply 3600 X 24 to get the answer. 3600 X 24 = 86,400.. In one day, there are 86,400 seconds. We know there are 365 days in one year. To get the number of seconds in one year we multiply the number of seconds in one day by the number of days in one year. Let’s do that. 86,400 X 365 = 31,536,000 which is the number of seconds in one full year. And in 1000 years that number becomes 31,536,000,000 or about 31.65 billion. So…in a thousand years the clock ticks off 31.65 billion seconds. A million years is a thousand times that last number or 31,536,000,000,000 seconds. LET’S SAY THAT OUT LOUD RIGHT NOW. A million years is 31,536,000,000,000 seconds. That number is 31,536 TRILLION. Let’s round that off at 31.5 trillion seconds. If we take half of that amount the number is approximately 500,000 years and the number of seconds is about 15 trillion. We did the math. The numbers are enormous. You can do these same calculations on your computer if you doubt this.

When you hear some newscaster talk about such and such billion and then they say “Oh, I meant trillion…what’s a few zeroes?”, you automatically know that person is either an idiot or doesn’t understand numbers…or both. I’ve heard so many people toss million, billion and trillion around as though they were almost interchangeable. As you can see by the calculations above, this is not so. A million is a huge number. It’s one thousand…thousand. That’s a wheelbarrow full of a thousand one dollar bills times a thousand wheelbarrows. If we have all those wheelbarrows in a warehouse and have a thousand warehouses just like that, we have a billion dollars. Picture a thousand warehouses all built in an industrial park. Got the picture In your mind? Now if we are talking about A TRILLION, that’s one thousand INDUSTRIAL PARKS, each with one thousand buildings and each building contains one thousand wheelbarrows and each wheelbarrow contains one thousand one dollar bills. That’s a trillion!!

We are currently 14.5 trillion dollars in debt. And soon to be, though the magical beauty of baseline budgeting, over 20 trillion dollars in debt. Let’s just stick with the 14.5 trillion for now. We have approximately 300,000,000 (three hundred million) people who live in this country. We are the owners and are responsible for all debts incurred. We elect people to manage our country and they take a sacred oath to do the right thing. They have put us in debt 14.5 trillion dollars. To really simplify this situation, let’s think in terms of our own family budget. All 300 million of us owe 14.5 trillion dollars total. How do we find out what each one of us owes individually? It’s easy. We take the amount owed and divide by the number of people who owe that amount. Let’s do the math, To make it easy we’ll round up to 15 trillion. 15 trillion divided by 300 million = 50,000. Each man, woman and child owes 50,000 dollars. You have your mortgage and all your other bills that you’ve incurred directly PLUS you owe an additional 50.000 dollars.

Whatever your balance is on your VISA or MasterCard, add 50,000 dollars to that for each person in your family. All the interest you are paying on your charge card right now is just for what you’ve spent directly and what you owe to vendors. Add another 50,000 and figure the interest too. This is for every family member. The number is staggering and you know you can’t pay it off. You also know the first thing you should do if you have to pay it off is to reduce your monthly spending and then take “that” money which you don’t normally spend and start paying down your charge card. Common sense tells you to do that. You don’t need a degree in economics to figure this out. It will take a long time to pay this amount down but it’s the right thing to do. There’s no question about that. However, your spouse suggests you forget about what you already owe and you go out and buy yourself that nice new Lexus or Mercedes you’ve had your eye on. You already owe an additional 50,000 dollars for each person in your family and now it’s been suggested you add to that amount. To put it simply, this is what your elected politicians are suggesting and arguing about.

However, here’s the twist. They are saying you really had your eye on that Mercedes 500SL which costs a little over 120,000 dollars but since the family finances aren’t too good, you will buy the Lexus which only costs 85,000 dollars which is actually saving your family 40,000 dollars. Now, doesn’t that sound good to you? Doesn’t that make sense? Wouldn’t it be the right thing to do? Why not SAVE 40,000 dollars? Who wouldn’t do that? And, there you have it. That is what the politicians are arguing about. The media will blame the Republicans because they want to start cutting your family debt and they want to stop the spending. The media will tell you it’s OK to buy that Lexus because you’re saving 40,000 dollars. Some of you will agree with the media because it just sounds so good. After all, you get a nice, new shiny Lexus and you’ve saved 40,000. You just put the purchase on your charge card and pay it off each month. The only problem with that scenario is you will NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER be able to pay your card off. What will happen in the end? What actually happens when you’ve really figured out you have dug a hole so deep, you can never get out? We will find out very soon because that’s exactly where we are.

The “cuts” our criminal politicians are talking about are actually cuts in the increase they are going to spend. The final number is somewhere over 20 trillion dollars and they are haggling over how much to cut of the 9 trillion increase they plan to spend. They are not talking about the 14 trillion at all. The cuts are going to be made (theoretically) over the next ten years to the 9 trillion increase. There is no guarantee and they are arguing over 100 billion a year. This is what is known as “baseline budgeting”. It’s essentially Washington, D.C. “speak” for a cut to an increase, and not a cut to what exists. If they plant to spend ten dollars more next year but wind up only spending 9 dollars, that to them….is a cut. When you hear them talk about cutting the budget on TV or the radio, it’s got nothing to do with the 14 trillion we already owe.

Numbers don’t lie. We are in debt and we have leaders who are criminals. You didn’t do this to yourself. They did this to you. The only question that remains, and for which I don’t have an answer is….what happens next?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bad Priorities

Bad Priorities
Al Ritter

There is NO question that Democrats have very different priorities than Republicans. With that being said, the Constitution states that one of the primary roles of the president is to protect us from enemies from afar and at home.

The Constitution makes no such demands of funding social programs and yet half our budget is spent like this. In just 3 years, Barack Obama has increased the food stamp program to unheard of levels in America. So far Obama has approved not one single program for a cut, but listen to his words about what he’d rather cut than food stamps………it will leave you shaking your head, and feeling somewhat less secure!

Monday, July 25, 2011

No End in Sight on Debt Talks

No End in Sight on Debt Talks
Al Ritter

Both Democrats and Republicans are doing their political posturing as the deadline for the debt talk’s loom. Asian markets today are showing their apprehension as trading drops.

Obama and Harry Reid are holding steadfast to raising the debt ceiling along with saddling America’s wealthy with a larger portion of tax liability to fund the ever increasing social programs the democrats see as necessary. John Boehner is holding to his position of no additional tax increases in a time of economic uncertainty. There is no assurance that even if the debt ceiling talks yield a compromise that the world’s monetary rating group will not downgrade our AAA rating to AA. Even if Obama and Reid raise taxes and the debt ceiling, Moody’s could still see that as a weakening of the dollar and reduce the rating.

Obama refuses to negotiate any social programs for cuts, including the new high speed rail he just proposed recently. He has also refused to negotiate on past programs and entitlements. Obama has argued that America has spoken that 80% of citizens agree with raising the taxes, despite a recent
Rasmussen Poll that says only 37% agreed with the president. When Obama was a US Senator and Harry Reid served in the senate under George Bush, both of them vehemently battled against raising the debt ceiling at that time. Now the situation is more dire, and the democrats continue to spend us farther into a hole, but somehow their opinion on the debt ceiling has changed.

Logical Americans know that spending more money when you are in deep debt makes no sense. The issue is not that we have a tax deficit; the more accurate way to portray the situation is that we have a spending problem, and we are running out of wealthy people to tax. The words “fair share” is being sadly abused when 51% of Americans pay NO tax, and yet the wealthy are being forced to pay for the non-payer’s existence, is this the true meaning of the words “fair,” or “share?”

If you are a democrat reading this article, here is an enlightening glimpse into the programs the Republican’s see items ripe for removal thus saving America 2 1/2 trillion dollars………….Democrats have already said no to deleting any of them. To the Republicans reading this article, this is what the Obama Administration sees as “negotiation.”

a.. Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy. $445 million annual
b.. Save America's Treasures Program. $25 million annual savings.
c.. International Fund for Ireland. $17 million annual savings.
d.. Legal Services Corporation. $420 million annual savings.
e.. National Endowment for the Arts. $167.5 million annual savings.
f.. National Endowment for the Humanities. $167.5 million annual
g.. Hope VI Program.. $250 million annual savings.
h.. Amtrak Subsidies. $1565 billion annual savings.
i.. Eliminate duplicative education programs. H.R. 2274 (in last
Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3
billion annually.
j.. U.S. Trade Development Agency. $55 million annual savings.
k.. Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy. $20 million annual savings.
l.. Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding. $47
million annual savings.
m.. John C. Stennis Center Subsidy. $430,000 annual savings.
n.. Community Development Fund. $4.5 billion annual savings.
o.. Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid. $24 million annual savings.
p.. Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half. $7.5 billion annual savings
q.. Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20%. $600 million annual savings.
r.. Essential Air Service. $150 million annual savings.
s.. Technology Innovation Program. $70 million annual savings.
t.. Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program. $125 million
annual savings.
u.. Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization. $530
million annual savings.
v.. Beach Replenishment. $95 million annual savings.
w.. New Starts Transit. $2 billion annual savings.
x.. Exchange Programs for Alaska, Natives Native Hawaiians, and Their
Historical Trading Partners in Massachusett ... $9 million annual savings
y.. Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants. $2.5 billion annual savings.
z.. Title X Family Planning. $318 million annual savings.
aa.. Appalachian Regional Commission. $76 million annual savings.
ab.. Economic Development Administration. $293 million annual savings.
ac.. Programs under the National and Community Services Act. $1.15
billion annual savings.
ad.. Applied Research at Department of Energy. $1.27 billion annual
ae.. FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership. $200 million annual savings.
af.. Energy Star Program. $52 million annual savings.
ag.. Economic Assistance to Egypt. $250 million annually.
ah.. U.S. Agency for International Development. $1.39 billion annual
ai.. General Assistance to District of Columbia. $210 million annual
aj.. Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. $150
million annual savings.
ak.. Presidential Campaign Fund. $775 million savings over ten years.
al.. No funding for federal office space acquisition. $864 million
annual savings.
am.. End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
an.. Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act. More than $1 billion annually.
ao.. IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some
services it offers (such as processingpayment plans for taxpayers) to the
Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget. $1.8
billion savings over ten years.
ap.. Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees. $1 billion
aq.. Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees.
$1.2 billion savings over ten years.
ar.. Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of.
$15 billion total savings.
as.. Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress.
at.. Eliminate Mohair Subsidies. $1 million annual savings.
au.. Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. $12.5 million annual savings
av.. Eliminate Market Access Program. $200 million annual savings.
aw.. USDA Sugar Program. $14 million annual savings.
ax.. Subsidy to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
(OECD). $93 million annual savings.
ay.. Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program.
$56.2 million annual savings.
az.. Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs. $900 million
ba.. Ready to Learn TV Program. $27 million savings..
bb.. HUD Ph.D. Program.
bc.. Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
bd.. TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Gov. Brewer Forced Into Recount of Author of SB 1070

Gov. Brewer Forced Into Recount of Author of SB 1070
Al Ritter

A recall count has normally been reserved for those despicable politicians who either broke the law or participated in a horrible breach of conduct after their election. Republican voters still view it that way, but times may be changing.

It seems now that disgruntled Democratic voters see a vote or a policy that is not to their liking as grounds for a recount. They view the vote itself as a horrible breach of conduct, and the trend is rapidly spiraling out of control.

Gov. Brewer ordered the vote to recall Republican Russell Pearce, the state senate's president and chief architect of Senate Bill 1070, after a citizen's group turned in enough valid signatures to force it (catch phrase here is “citizen’s group”…….aka Democrats.)

7700 signatures were required to force the recount, and 10,000 were received, forcing the first recount in Arizona’s history. Their fight will be an uphill battle as Russell Pearce has been elected 16 times to the Arizona legislature. He claims that the effort was headed by money and out of state staff to head off the bill deemed so unpopular by Democrats country-wide.

"We believe that Senator Pearce's agenda and behavior is too extreme for Arizona," the group “Citizens for a Better Arizona” said in a statement to Reuters late on Tuesday.

This latest attitude of Democrats mirrors the actions of their President……”If you don’t play by my rules, I’m taking my ball and going home.” They surely need to grow up!

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Smoking Gun Document

The Smoking Gun Document
Al Ritter

Eric Holder testified to a congressional committee that he only knew about Operation Fast and Furious after the deadly shooting of an American border patrol agent in Mexico. We are now finding out that the Operation Fast and Furious was run under the larger umbrella of Operation Gunrunner.

Eric Holder had no problem extolling the wonderful benefits of Project Gunrunner to the Mexican government in April 2009 when he claimed that, “My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner, DEA is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the FBI is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion. DHS is making similar commitments, as Secretary Napolitano will detail.

Just the fact that Holder is claiming glory for Operation Gunrunner tells me that he knew intimate details of Operation Fast and Furious also. Operation Gunrunner was a hold-over from the Bush era, but Operation Fast and Furious was instituted by Obama alone. It seems ludicrous to assume that a program that came into being in the Obama Administration was totally unknown to Eric Holder, and appointee of Barack Obama’s who has oversight over the department of the ATF.

So proud of his role in Operation Gunrunner, that Holder actually placed it on the internet for all to see on the Department of Justice website. Now I want to know when the committee will hand down indictments to Eric Holder for lying to the subcommittee investigation or worse yet indict him for his part in the contributing factors to manslaughter of a Federal agent

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Tragedy of Caylee Marie Anthony

The Tragedy of Caylee Marie Anthony

Louis Lazarus

Please click on this link or paste it into the URL and listen to this song before you read this article.

Below are the lyrics to this song.Baby mine, don't you cry.Baby mine, dry your eyes.Rest your head close to my heart,Never to part,Baby of mine.Little one when you play,Don't you mind what they say.Let those eyes sparkle and shine,Never a tear,Baby of mine.If they knew sweet little you,They'd end up loving you too.All those same people who scold youWhat they'd give just for the right to hold you.From your head down to your toes,You're not much, goodness knows.But you're so precious to me,Sweet as can be,Baby of mine.All those same people who scold you,What they'd give just for the right to hold you.From your head down to your toesYou're not much, goodness knows.But you're so precious to me,Sweet as can be,Baby of mine.Baby of mineAbove you have just read about the essence of motherhood.

This beautiful song sung by Alison Krauss. expresses the joy and love a mother feels for her child. A mother will do anything for her child include give up her own life. It is instinctual. Mothers love, nurture and protect their children and God help anyone who tries to harm that child when the mother is nearby. Should that child disappear, a mother would be frantic and do everything in her power to get her child back. She wouldn’t wait one day and in most cases she wouldn’t wait one hour. No mother would wait for 31 days.

We have all gone through an emotion roller coaster known as the "Casey Anthony Trial". It is the story of a two year old little girl whose skeletal remains were found wrapped in a black garbage bag and tossed in a swamp. The remains had duct tape on the nose and mouth. After sitting through a trial which lasted about six weeks, most of us were convinced that the prosecution presented enough evidence to warrant a conviction of murder. We thought for sure when the jury read the verdict Casey Anthony would be found guilty of at least one count of murder or at the least manslaughter.

Instead, we got the shock of our lives when the jury found her innocent on all counts except lying to law enforcement. Then the fireworks began. Many of the TV talking heads claimed the prosecution botched the case and didn’t present the burden of proof required for a conviction. We heard them say nobody knew how Caylee died so how can the mother be convicted of murder? We also heard them say Casey was a good mother. We also heard them say even though her behavior was bad, erratic, unusual and clearly not that of a normal mother, it isn’t against the law and wouldn’t be enough to convict her of murder. Yes, we heard all kinds of excuses as if these TV talking heads lost their minds as well as all common sense.

Bill O’Reilly was outraged at the verdict. Sean Hannity and Geraldo Rivera thought the jury got it absolutely right. Clearly somebody is wrong. It is my opinion that the prosecution did everything correct and the jury got it wrong and I will explain why. I am not an attorney but my brain functions perfectly well and somehow my common sense hasn’t left me even though the whole world seems to have gone mad. Here’s what I think and after this explanation, I will also let you know what I believe really happened.

But first, let’s examine what we know for sure. We know for an absolute certainty that a two year old little girl was murdered. She did not die of old age and she did not die of some terminal disease. She was found with duct tape over her nose and mouth inside of a black vinyl garbage bag and in a swamp. This is not debatable. It is evidence that she was indeed murdered. If someone is murdered then there has to be someone who did the murdering and that person is by definition the murderer.

We can safely say that all 7 billion people on this planet are innocent of this murder except for one person. The other 7 billion all have an alibi as to where they were and what they were doing on that fateful day. For example, I was 3000 miles away in my home state of California. I played golf that day. I talked to everyone in my town and they also had very credible alibis and no means or motive to do the crime. After spending some time contacting everyone else in the world, it can now be said beyond a reasonable doubt that everyone else in the world is also not guilty of this crime. I even double checked Iran, Yemen and Saudi Arabia and believe it or not, everyone there is innocent. However, that still leaves one person with means, motive and opportunity who has no alibi. We are talking about Casey Anthony, the little girls mother. Casey had means, motive and opportunity and she was the last person to see Caylee alive. Therefore, if there was a murder…and there was….and if everyone else in the world can be accounted for except one, that leaves only one person in the whole wide world who could have committed this crime. That person is Casey Anthony. It just is. It would be unreasonable to think she didn’t do it.

The jury got the verdict wrong because they wanted video tape, 30 or 40 eye witnesses, DNA supplied by CSI: Miami’s David Caruso, a signed and notarized confession and a verbal admission of guilt by Casey Anthony. Expecting all of this is unreasonable. The term "beyond a reasonable doubt" clearly applies and the jury should have come back with a guilty verdict. They just should have.Here’s what I think happened and then you decide if this is reasonable. We will never know the truth. Remember that! Once found not guilty, Casey Anthony can never be tried for this crime again as that would be double jeopardy which would put her life in danger twice and that is against the law.

We know Casey Anthony was a spoiled, dysfunctional and irresponsible young woman who loved to party. She lived to enter "Hot Body Contests" and frequent clubs, drinking and dancing well into the night. This was what she did often. It wasn’t something she did once or twice a year. Partying was something she loved to do. But, she was a single mother with a baby. Casey had little money and could not afford a baby sitter so it would make sense that she took Caylee with her at night and Caylee slept in the car while Casey partied. We all know children are different and they can be unpredictable. Some children are always quiet. Some children are always noisy. Some children are quiet sometimes and noisy other times. I believe that Caylee, after several of these nights, would start to cry and make noise and Casey couldn’t have that. She couldn’t have a crying baby in her car while she was dancing and drinking. This was interfering with her social life. She had to figure out a way to keep her quiet and make sure she slept.

With the Internet being what it is, she was able to do a search on chloroform, how it works and even how to make it. I would bet one of her friends suggested a little chloroform would knock Caylee out for a few hours and she would sleep until Casey was ready to go home. This is most likely how she got the idea but it is also possible she thought this up on her own. The chloroform worked once or twice but Caylee didn’t like it and feared it. She cried and put up a fuss and perhaps Casey didn’t get to party "that" night. Expecting this would happen again , Casey thought a little duct tape would do the trick. It would muffle the crying. So, the next night, off they both went to the club and Casey used the duct tape as well as the chloroform. Unfortunately, something went horribly wrong and between the duct tape blocking the nose and mouth somewhat and possibly too much chloroform, Caylee was not able to breathe and she suffocated. Casey returned to find her little, inconvenient baby girl dead in the car and went into panic mode. How could she explain this to the police? What could she possibly say? They would find out she used chloroform and that would be it. And, that was it. We all know the rest.. Lie after lie. Body in the trunk of the car decomposing. Backing the car up at night next to the dumpster to hide the smell.. Put the body in a garbage bag and tromped off into the swamp to hide the body. Afraid to report what she had done because now it was even worse than it was originally.

I do not believe Casey planned to kill her child but what she did at least amounted to manslaughter, negligent homicide or even murder in the second degree. When we talk about reasonable, this is about as reasonable as it can get. This scenario covers everything that happened. Everything fits. Everything now makes sense, doesn’t it? The problem is, with our justice system, we will never know. Who will cry for Caylee? Listen to "Baby Mine" one more time and I will bet you will. I know I did.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Entitlements Aren’t Always About Social Programs

Entitlements Aren’t Always About Social Programs
Al Ritter

Maybe it’s just me, but in the last few years I find it easier and easier to tell a liberal by their actions rather than a declared stance. I wrote an article a few years ago about the “Y” generation and explained the entitlement mentality of these young adults.

They would be the ones who regularly go to the “12 items or less” checkout lanes in the grocery store with 40 items in their basket, and then pay with a check. They are the ones that butt into line when they see someone they know at a concert. They are the ones who wait until the last minute to merge on the beltway and cut you off while doing it. They are the ones who cut in front of you in the gas station line while you have been waiting 20 minutes to get to that same pump.

They are the ones who constantly talk about sacrifice, but in no such uncertain terms do they want to sacrifice anything of their own for some “noble” cause. They are the ones who expect regular raises when they have just been hired by the same company that you have been working for a decade with no raises.

They are the ones who drive only the most expensive cars, live in the biggest houses and show off everything about their existence, but are never more than 4 paychecks away from being homeless. They quite plainly are the “posers of the world.” They are the ones whose opinions are worth the most, whose material objects are the best, and everything you have is mundane.

They are the ones who talk the game about charitable giving, but never give to anything or any group. They are the ones who think that government is here to take care of everyone. They think that YOU make more money than you need, and therefore you should be giving more to charity (aka the government) because only they know best on how to distribute it to the poor. They are the ones who don’t believe in god and therefore the idea of letting churches distribute things to the poor is a bad idea.

They are the ones who feel entitled to our money, our time, and our way of life without working a day for it. Somehow these people think that what they have is theirs and what we have is theirs too! They are the ones who run for office and promise the steal from the rich and give to the poor…….and that has to be the correct thing to do right?.................Well it worked for Robin Hood!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Al Ritter

I am sure that I will get hate mail on this article, but it is based on our judicial system and how it works. Please understand that I am saddened by this horrible death, and just as much upset about the fact that justice hasn't been served. We may however disagree on the amount of evidence needed for a conviction. I personally believe that there should be more than circumstantial evidence to convict someone of first degree murder........with that being article.

The Casey Anthony trial has been a media frenzy to say the least, but the backlash from Monday morning armchair quarterbacks has been laughable to say the least. People from all walks of life and backgrounds seem to have an opinion, whether or not they are based on the premise of our judicial system. Everyone seems to have such a firm grasp of the law, even though they never went to law school. Everyone feels qualified to decide Casey's fate because they "watched the trial on TV." The fact is that viewers saw everything, even things that the jury wasn't allowed to see due to law. Televising a trial can be one of the worst things to do as far as swaying public opinion, because the public can draw uninformed conclusions they may not otherwise, had they been picked as an actual juror.

From the very beginning of Casey’s arrest the prosecution tried to taint the jury pool with wild and unsubstantiated claims, forcing the trial to a neighboring district. Claims have been made about what an incompetent attorney Jose Baez is and some of that may be true, but the fact remains that it is up to the prosecutor to PROVE that Casey Anthony was guilty in some way shape or form for the death of her daughter.

The state brought charges of first degree murder, and then covered all their bases with varying degrees of manslaughter in hopes of a conviction, which they didn’t get. No matter what you think of Casey, or her family, the facts remain that the state brought NO material evidence into court to convict her. Not blood evidence, not DNA evidence, not fingerprint, not one single witness, and what does the American public expect from a purely circumstantial case?

A case based purely on circumstantial evidence is nothing more than a theory….one person’s opinion on how the death happened, plain and simple. Is the American public that blood thirsty that they want to see Casey put to death for something that hasn’t been proven? Would you want that to happen to one of your family members?

Is Casey responsible for something that happened that fateful day?................probably…….do her parents know more than they are saying?.....probably……..did the state prove anything by circumstantial evidence?…….., no. Is Casey Anthony a good person?.........I don’t think so, but we need more for a conviction than being a bad person.

It saddens me that a child’s life has been snuffed; it saddens me even more that the State of Florida would come into court with a first degree murder charge with such little evidence. Has Caylee’s death been prosecuted to the best of the state’s ability…….I am afraid not.

So in closing I have to say, if you want to be mad at someone over the prosecution of Casey Anthony, be mad at the State Prosecutors office in Florida, they came to the fight with NO material evidence…….because everyone in our country is innocent until proven guilty…….it wasn’t the defense’s job to prove she was innocent.

Maybe someday in the future her judgment day will occur either by civil trial or by god himself.......but the prosecutor had his day in court and failed and nobody answers for the death of a beautiful little girl.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Divide and Conquer/ or Rule as Defined by a Politician

Dear Patriots:
Divide and Conquer/ or Rule as Defined by a Politician

A way of keeping yourself in a position of power by making the people under you disagree with each other so that they are unable to join together and remove you from your position; historically a small minority have continued to govern by a policy of divide and conquer.

If ever “We the People” were to unite as we did in 1776 we would easily restore Constitutional government and regain our Freedom.

I remember when Khrushchev banged his shoe on a table and declared “we will burry you.” That image still haunts my memory. Communist techniques for conquering are rooted in subversion. Their conquest of our nations roots of capitalism and self sufficiency are, and have been successfully undermined, not by force, but by patient long term planning.

The United Nations is, was, and always has been Communisms most important tool in the taking over of America and its unique most honored institutions. It is neither more nor less than a rotten core of subversion, a haven for security risks, and disbursements of World Government propaganda into our school systems, especially our Universities.

The UN is nothing more than a Communist led organization instituted for the overthrow and control of America and the World. The average American today seems to passively embrace the ascendancy of the Federal Government with its attendant Bureaucrats and regulators smothering every facet of our economy be it our medical systems, to full-body pat downs at our airports, our citizens seem eager to participate in a rush into full-blown socialism.

The process of subversion, corruption and compromise of liberty continues at an ever frightening pace as America is seduced into submission by selfish success, and an unwillingness to sacrifice, or hazard all in the fight against organized evil.

Common Sense, faith in God, love of country have taken a back seat to greed, selfishness, backstabbing, and worse ever, a moral decadence in our society, you read about it in the news, see it on the television, in the movies and reverberating from mouths of many of our young men and women every day. It represents nothing more or less than a sickening decay of our society.

Too many people are willing to sell their souls for whatever government promises them in terms of security. It is all a lie.

FDR and all of his promises in the early 1930s, up to and including the Administrative and Procedures Act which followed the “New Deal” have led America’s people down a rotten path of dependency. The people either knowingly or unwittingly, voluntarily by subversion, or coercion have accepted communist socialism; regardless its means, it was all done by design. It should sicken each of us to have been so deceived.

My call is to Wake Up. Put off the chains of slavery, kick all the fleas and lice out of political office in 2012, start anew, read, understand, and embrace Constitutional limited government. It is in fact the Law of the Land. Amendments to this document are not necessary and would only dilute its actual powers to control those elected to Federal Government.

We need a moral awakening to the truth that we celebrate today, God gave us rights, no man and no government ever gave us anything but slavery, and tyranny, hence the need to control them with the “chains of the Constitution.”

God grant us the strength, the will, and the moral certitude to prevail in this quest; that we might be a blessing not only to ourselves, but most especially to those who follow after us. Seek after God, for “I will walk at liberty; for I seek thy precepts.” Psalms 119:45. In this precept we can be united.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Barack Hitler Obama?

Barack Hitler Obama?
Kevin Bryant

History has yet to determine if Adolph Hitler was a genius or just certifiably insane. I can sit here and make a strong argument for either side of the debate. In many ways, the same argument can be said about Barack Obama. There are many things that are similar about the lives of John F Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. There are many things similar about the lives of Barack Obama and Adolph Hitler.

Hitler was born in Austria and was elected to the highest office in Germany. Obama was born somewhere but to this date the debate is not yet settled on exactly where to being elected President of the United States.

Hitler was an average student at best. Obama was an average student at best.

Hitler used thug tactics and labor unions to amass power. Obama used thug tactics and labor unions to amass power.

Hitler believed in a strong central government and once in power placed people in positions to circumvent the German congress and secure that power. Obama believes in a strong central government and placed people in positions to circumvent congress to secure more centralized power.

Hitler had his “Brown shirts” to do his dirty work once in power. Obama has the AFL-CIO, SEIU and ACORN to do his dirty work once in power.

Hitler appointed Rudolf Hess, a man with no morals, as his number 2 person in the Nazi party to ensure everything he did was deemed legal regardless of the truth. Obama appointed Eric Holder, a man of no morals or ethical standards, Attorney General to deem every action taken by his administration would be deemed legal regardless of facts.

Hitler hated England because of Germany’s defeat in WWI. Obama hates England because his grandfather was imprisoned and tortured by England.

Hitler surrounded himself with hardline socialist like Hermann Goring, Wilhelm Keitel, Otto Dietrich and Josef Mengele. Obama surrounds himself with socialist and communist like Andy Stern, Richard Trumka, Cass Sunstein, Kathleen Sebelious and John Holdren. Nope, not much difference in either list.

Hitler killed over 6 million Jews. The Obama administration supports the Muslim Brotherhood whose sole purpose is to destroy Israel and every Jew living there and create one Middle East Muslim nation.

Actual historians know that Hitler would have never been able to rise to power had it not been for the failures of Herbert Hoover or the deeper plunge into depression brought on by the actions of Franklin D Roosevelt. Obama would not have been elected had the mainstream press actually vetted him to any degree that they did Romney, Huckabee , McCain, Palin or even Hillary Clinton.

Hitler took a country that had been devastated economically and brought it to the brink of greatness before destroying it by means of war. When Obama came into office the US economy was fragile but not broken. His attempts to destroy the U.S. economically have inflicted damage but have yet to break the back of capitalism. Try as he might, he will not be able to create his socialist utopia, go down in history as a savior of a nation or even remembered in history as a better than average president because capitalism will find a way to survive.

It took Hitler 6 years to fundamentally transform the German nation. Obama promised to fundamentally transform the United States of America. President Obama, I believe when you leave office you will come as close if not closer to transforming this nation than either Teddy or Franklin Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson or even the likes of Nixon, Carter, Clinton and Bush 43 combined. It will take decades to rebuild that which you will have destroyed in a mere 4 years.

Upon emerging from the constitutional convention which formed the basis for our government, Ben Franklin was supposedly asked by a woman outside the hall, "Mr. Franklin, what kind of government have you given us?" To which Franklin replied, "A Republic, madam, if you can keep it."

I have faith in America. We have tough times ahead, but I do not yet think America has seen her greatest hour. I may not live to see it, but I have the strongest of convictions that my children and grandchildren will.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Obama Puts Israel on New List as "Protecting Terrorists"

Obama Puts Israel on New List as "Protecting Terrorists"

Al Ritter

When Obama was running for the office of President, he promised to rebuild the U.S.’s reputation in the world. Unfortunately in the months following his inauguration he has continually insulted our allies and friends alike. It is no secret how the President has treated our longtime ally Israel from the beginning.

Unfortunately for us the Obama Administration has stepped to a new low. The State Department has issued a new list “specially designated countries” it believes “have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members.” On that new list is Israel, and just as mysteriously North Korea has disappeared from that list.

In an effort to calm over tensions from the report ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen stated that,
“Even though the administration includes Israel among “specially designated countries” that it believes they have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members,” the U.S. also considers Israel, as well as some other countries on the “specially designated countries” list, as partners in the struggle against terrorism.

“The U.S. does not and never has considered Israel to have links to terrorism, but rather they are a partner in our efforts to combat global terrorism,” Christensen said in a written statement. “Countries may have been included on the list because of the backgrounds of arrestees, not because of the country’s government itself.”

You do not put a country on a list described as to “have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members.” And then offer a disclaimer to say in Israel’s case it has to do with the background of arrestees. Isn’t this like blaming the victim?

ICE says that most of the countries on this list are there because of the percentage of Muslim population in that country. But didn’t President Obama say we aren’t at war with Muslims? Israel has a Muslim population of 16%, but the fact remains that Israel’s name was JUST added to the list based on the same prerequisites as were used in 2008 when the last report was made.

The Administration didn’t give much of a reason for removing North Korea from that list despite the saber rattling of Kim Jong Il in the last two years, but I suppose he doesn’t offer any threat because of a low Muslim population.