Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gadhafi the end is near

I guess Libyan leader M. Gadhafi does not realize his 42 years of power is over in Libya. This always amazes me that these dictators never know when to quit. I guess they are addicted to power.

The question now is where is Gadhafi his sons and daughter hiding? Many people think he is still in Tripoli but this cannot be confirmed. Many ex officials of the Libyan government have urged his followers to lay down there arms and joined the rebels. Influential businessmen in Libya have placed a $2 million reward on Gadhafi's head. I do hope they find this man alive and bring him to justice for the thousands of people he has murdered in his own country and also the Americans on the Pan Am flight and in the disco in Germany. This should be a lesson to the remaining dictators of the Middle East your days are numbered and you will pay for your crimes. There is no place for you anymore in this world whether you be Christian or Muslim the world is moving on. People want to be free to make the choices in their own lives they don't need a tinhorn dictator in any country to do it for them. So whatever hole you are hiding in Mr. Gadhafi enjoy it as it will be short-lived they are coming for you it's only a matter of time. If you remember your history Hitler and Benito Mussolini were in your situation they didn't fare very well either when the end came.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Medical Scam

There is another warning out today about a medical scam. If you receive a phone call from a company saying you are qualified for free diabetic testing materials this is a scam. They will specifically ask you for your Social Security number and doctors name under no circumstances should you give this information no matter what they say. These are just low life scammers trying to steal your identity.

You may also receive phone calls from people saying they are Medicare representatives trying to enroll you in a drug prescription program. These also are scammers. Medicare will not call you and ask for any personal information so never give out any over the phone.

If you receive any phone calls like this it is generally someone even in another country trying to steal your identity or your medical identity to obtain free medical benefits in your name. Do not even engaged these people in any type of conversation hang up the phone. You must be aware that there are many unscrupulous scammers in this world. It is very easy to defeat them by hanging up the phone in their ear. Take care and have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Sad Day

Today is a sad day for the United States of American. The remains of of the 30 brave American soldiers will be returned to our country at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. My heart and prayers go out to the members of their family who have given so much. This is not the time to discuss the political issues it is a time to reflect on the sacrifices of these brave men. God bless the brave men, their families and the United States of America.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tragedy in Afghanistan

Today while watching the news we were informed that 31 American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan. My sympathy and prayers go out to their families.

The report went on to say that their helicopter with all 31 aboard went down while attacking a Taliban compound. Of course the Taliban claim they shot down the chopper but they make these claims every time one goes down anyway so I don't put much truth in their account.

I know it is easy to be an armchair general after-the-fact but I will offer this observation. Why do we waste the lives of our courageous young men and women on attacking a enemy compound when we can use our air power to level it into oblivion?

I know the military commanders are always saying we have to stop collateral damage. My opinion of this is the people in the area could care less about us and are probably members of the Taliban or sympathizers. So let us begin a campaign of carpet bombing this entire region and let the chips fall where they may. As one president said if you're not with us you're against us. Let us learn the lesson of Vietnam fight to win the war or get the hell out to many good men and women are dying for this godforsaken hole in the ground. They have been killing each other for thousands of years and will continue to do so let us depart and let them have at it.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cut Backs

After watching all the wrangling of the Democrats and Republicans over the debt ceiling I hate to see what is next. I suppose it will be what to cut in future budgets.

If I may suggest let us start with the defense budget. Anybody who has any dealings with the military knows that they are magnificent and wasting money. Remember the $500 toilet seat and the $200 hammer just to name a few. Did you know that at the end of their fiscal year if they have not spent the allotted money they will cut their allotted funds the following year does make any sense to you? So when the end of the year is nearing it doesn't matter what they spend it on they just go on a spending spree as not be cut back in the next budget.

The United States could save a lot of money by taking itself out of the running of being the policeman of the world. Let each country take care of itself if they can that's their problem. We have only been a country a little over 200 years. Most other country's have been around a lot longer if they can't take care of themselves by now they never will be able to.

So let us start with the Defense Department then move on to the State Department as these are the two big-time spenders. We can start by cutting the unnecessary protection of other countries and welfare to the rest of the world and start taking care and building our nation back to what it used to be.