Wednesday, January 31, 2007

LCpl. Nicholas J. Manoukian
Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Hero Was Submitted By Mark Bell

LCpl. Nicholas J. Manoukian
LCpl. Nicholas J. Manoukian
22 years old from Lathrup, Michigan
1st Marines 6th Batallion 2nd Marine Division
Oct 21, 2006

Here is a website that LCpl. Manoukian's mother set up for her son after he lost his life in Ramadi.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
It Is Foolish And Wrong To Mourn The Men Who Died. Rather We Should Thank God That Such Men Lived

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Ego of Global Warming

CTV.CA has a wonderful article concerning global warming. (They are against it)

I say wonderful because it reinforces my belief that the entire global warming issue is based on two things. Ego and money.

Authoritative report to confirm global warming

Scientists and government officials are finishing a much-awaited report expected to say that climate change is real, serious and that human influence on it is undeniable.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release the report on Friday at a news conference in Paris, although a simultaneous one will be held in Ottawa.

"The climate's changing and it's going to change some more no matter what we do -- particularly if we keep consuming so many fossil fuels," Michael McCracken, the Climate Institute's chief scientist, said Monday in Washington.

"They say 'think globally, act locally', so we're hoping that it will convince people ... that climate change is real and that we have a responsibility for much of it, and that we really do have to make changes in how we live," Kenneth Denman told reporters in Paris.

He's co-author of the report and a senior scientist at the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis.

Both of these scientists would have to get real jobs if the report said 'global warming' is something that happens in spite of man not because of man. There is money involved here. BIG BUCKS! Taxpayer money.

Through the entire existence of planet earth there has been climate changes. The pittance of time man has been on the scene we really have not seen any climate changes. (Have you seen an ice age recently?) Now a group of money hungry fanatics tell us that the mean temperature of planet earth must remain stable for all eternity or devastation will occur sometime in the future. (Chicken Little comes to mind)

The egos and self centeredness that's involved here is mind numbing to me. "We will control the weather" is what these fraudsters are saying. And it is on the working man's dime.

The article has this bit in it:
Some scientists say that within a century, rising sea levels could swallow most of Prince Edward Island and threaten cities like Halifax and Vancouver. However, others say that's an unlikely scenario.

Early drafts of the document forecast that by 2100 the sea level will rise between 12.7 and nearly 58.5 centimetres.

Many top scientists reject those figures. A study published in the peer-review journal Science this month predicted an increase of nearly 51 to 140 centimetres by 2100.

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The debate matters to policy makers because without accurate estimates, they won't know how to plan coastal development.

Well prying1 has the real plan. We are talking 60 inches here max by their worst estimates. Less than two yards.

You ready?

Drum Roll Please!!!

Put buildings, wharfs, piers and such a bit higher...

Sort of anticlimactic huh?

Now should I demand taxpayer money for that? Why not? Our politicians and scientists are!

I've got another idea that involves a giant cork to stop volcanic activity.

HEY! one more thing. These people ever get on Cristo for the stuff he does that affects wind paterns?


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Monday, January 29, 2007

Typical Conversation - True Story

True story (just happened)

Scene - Wifeypoo comes in the front door greeted by loving husband.

Hubby: Did you have dinner yet?

Wifeypoo: Did you?

Hubby: I had some pistachios.

Wifeypoo: I had some potato chips.

Hubby: OK. as long as we both ate we don't need to cook tonight.

Wifeypoo: I'll make a salad.

Hubby: Wonderful! - '24' is about to come on. Please make it quietly...


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Sunday, January 28, 2007

War Protestors Back After 30 Year Hiatus

Selwyn Duke wrote an article concerning Muhammad Ali and his deification by certain elements in our society. - Let’s Talk About the Butterflies and the Bees - The article goes through some of Ali's history because:

...The Ali image has been whitewashed by a media mouth that picked up where the "Louisville Lip" left off. For sure, Ali is portrayed not just as a legendary sports figure, not even merely as "The Greatest"; rather, he is cast as a larger-than-life hero for the ages...

Part of that history includes this bit:

Perhaps he was almost as unfaithful to his country during the event that temporarily transformed him into a pariah: His draft resistence and acerbic remarks during the Vietnam era. It was at this time that he said, "No Viet Cong ever called me nigger." No doubt true. Of course, no Viet Cong ever paid him millions of dollars, either.

Ali was ultimately convicted of refusing induction into the army, but this was overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971, which found that his application for conscientious objector status was wrongly denied. This, despite the fact that Ali did not claim to be opposed to all wars - a prerequisite for conscientious objection - just those not declared by Allah. I also note that he certainly had no compunction about bashing other men in the head for money.

I was in the military during the Vietnam years. I was drafted. I did not believe in the war. I was not against all wars but was against this one. I was assigned to the Infantry. Shortly after my Infantry training (AIT) started I signed up for and recieved 'Conscientious Objector for Reassignment' status and they made me a medic. Sent me to South Korea instead of Vietnam. -

Ali could have served this nation in a capacity other warrior if he chose to.

Then it took years to find out that I had been sold and believed a story by John Kerry. Thanks to the Swift Boat Veterans. I was lied to by the left.

Doesn't surprize me but it does take a while to work out all the misinformation. We could have won that war had the people on the left quit putting flowers in their hair and instead stood firm against a totalitarianistic government that murdered innocents even before the last copter left the U.S. Embassy.

Now they are at it again.

Same crew.

Crowds on both coasts protest Iraq war

Convinced this is their moment, tens of thousands marched Saturday in an anti-war demonstration linking military families, ordinary people and an icon of the Vietnam protest movement in a spirited call to get out of Iraq.

Celebrities, a half-dozen lawmakers and protesters from distant states rallied in the capital under a sunny sky, seizing an opportunity to press their cause with a Congress restive on the war and a country that has turned against the conflict.

Marching with them was Jane Fonda, in what she said was her first anti-war demonstration in 34 years.

"Silence is no longer an option," Fonda said to cheers from the stage on the National Mall. The actress once derided as "Hanoi Jane" by conservatives for her stance on Vietnam said she had held back from activism so as not to be a distraction for the Iraq anti-war movement, but needed to speak out now.

prying1 sez: ONCE DERIDED??? She still is! covers the story with body counts of dead Iraqis but does not give the numbers of how many were murdered by Muslum terrorists.

History repeats itself.

Will the left cause Iraqis to suffer the same fate as the South Vietnamese???


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