Thursday, September 30, 2010

Congress!! when are you going to reign in the EPA

The enviornmental Protection Agency are really flexing their muscles as it relates to our economy. They have issued regulations that will, If what I read is correct, mean the loss of Thousands of jobs. This is outrageous, especially, in this period of massive unemployment, which is still listed as 9.6. I don't see how they can maintain this figure with thousands being added to the roles monthly, but that aside, Congress must act to neutralize the EPA's power . The Congress must act to stop this insanity The EPA is attacking the Coal industry and recently started on the Cement industry. From what I have read in the Blogisphere Their new regulations will cause mine closures and cause cement manufacturing to be outsourced to China. I will quote what I read somewhere concerning these actions and that is "It's like saying," you can't pee in this side of the pool". Congress act now !

Federal takeover of all US waters

It is my understanding that the Federal Government has taken over all waters in the United States including the Great Lakes, inland lakes and coastal waters. Does this mean total control of the fishing industry as well??? where are states rights or are they no longer valid????
I drafted a letter to one of my Senators concerning manditory registration this year and requirement to get a federal fishing license in order to fish in Coastal waters effective next year. I questioned what happened to State controlled waters and as of now I have received no reply.
If I am wrong in my observations someone please someone correct me????!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I hope I'm wrong!!!

I just heard a mention of Republicans and the Obumba Healthcare fiesco. Now, and my hearing isn't the greatest these days, I thought I heard one of the top Rebublicans in Washington talking about not voting to abolish the Healthcare bill. If this is correct they are as we have seen in the past the same as the ones that shoved this mess down our throats anyway. After all this time and all the talk. Now the Republicians are only going to nibble at the sides of the Massive mess and try to make it palitable ??? Wow, the leapard does not change its spots. They still don't get it.....What the heck have we been yelling about all this time???REpeal the Bill,,,,Repeal the Bill,,,,The cost to the individual has not been computed and I wouldn't believe it if it had!!!!I say make them sign a pledge....No new taxes....REpeal Obamacare.....Give the states back their rights......and all the other rights that have been taken away or abridged by this administration and the Congress....To the Congress of the United States....Stop taking or allow to be taken by the current administration our individual rights and stomping on the Constitution. Defund all programs not approved by the people.....have hearings on the czars and the last one who is working for Gietner and the one...., who doesn't even get funded through the congress, but the Fed..... No oversight on any of them...How legal is that????

Sunday, May 30, 2010

A look at the mindset of Yesterday's Warriors

A few months back my wife was rummaging through some of her old papers of her mothers and found the following poem inside a world map folded into a small pamphlet. I thought what a great way to show what the men of that time period thought about honor and self worth. It was written by Edmond Vance Cook and the poem I have was printed on a small 3X5 paper with a logo of "American YMCA, Paris and it was dated, 1918. The card itself is frayed around the edges and looks well worn....


Did you tackle that trouble that came your way
With a resolute heart and cheerful?
Or hide your face from the light of day
With a craven soul and fearful ?
Oh, a trouble's a ton, or a trouble's an ounce,
Or a trouble is what you make it.
It isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts
But only how did you take it ?

You are beaten to earth ? Well, well, what's that?
Come up with a smiling face.
It's nothing against you to fall down flat,
But to lie there - that's disgrace
The harder you're thrown, why the higher you bounce:
Be proud of your blackened eye!
It isn't the fact that you're licked that counts;
It's how did you fight - and why?

And though you be done to the death, what then?
if you battled the best you could,
If you played your part in the world of men,
Why, the Critic will call it good.
Death comes with a crawl,or it comes with a pounce,
and whether he's slow or spry,
It isn't the fact that your dead that counts,
But only how did you die?

Edmond Vance Cook

When I read this poem I thought, How far we have come from that time to, we don't want to be hurt no matter how and today it's OK for men to cry, but back then that was not the mark of a man...he was suppose to grin and bear it. "it doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's how you play the game."
As I mulled over the words in this poem, I thought of the men who might have read it and the time???? It was the Great war,,,The war to end all wars.....WW1 in Paris, France.....They were in the thick of it and here was a poem telling the men, it isn't if you die, it's how you do it that counts.....Wow!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Here we go again!!!Carbon tax???

I guess It's been long enough and the SCANDAL of "Global Warming" has died down enough. From what I have been reading, a study has been completed on the Global Warming scandal by an "independent panel" I for one do not believe the science is settled. our senators are busy,busy, in trying to double or perhaps triple our heating oil, gas and electric bills.
The only thing I can say about this mess is evidently much, much money is being injected into getting to get this mess,,,Climate change and Carbon Taxes and Carbon Credits etc: passed. All in the name of Clean Air or clear air or whatever....... First it was the Cap and Tax and now the new one, Tax and Dividend legislation. One being touted by 3 senators, and the other by two other senators. The latter is reported in "the Hill" Titled "New analysis touts Cantwell-Collins Climate Bill" by Ben German, dated 4-12-10. You be the judge...Maybe, if more controlled analysis was done on these subjects with indisputable evidence of what was actually happening and it was man made, perhaps more people would be accepting the studies????
One thing is certain....If this legislation is passed all charges placed on businesses will be passed on to me the consumer and I don't care how you sugar coat it congress, it will paralize the economy and people will be chosing between heat and food..

Sunday, February 14, 2010

What happened to Confidentiality???

Is the handwriting is on the wall. Is Socialized medicine coming to your town soon? Is It only a matter of time? Maine is receiving in the form of a grant, $6,599,401.00 from the Federal Government as stated by Senator Collins Newsletter of Feb 12, 2010,
The newsletters from both Senator Snow and Senator Collins carries the announcement of the grant. Neither Senator express concern about the new system in their newletters. I don't know much about the installation of this new "Health Information Exchange system", but it doesn't sound like anything I can relate to...I have concerns about individual privacy and confidentiality. To me, the name of the new system in itself, does not instill confidence as it relates to privacy or confidentiality. For more information on this system one can contact the senators from Maine on the web and request a copy of their newletter dated Feb 12, 2010.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What's another broken promise or contract??

Although, I don't know any particulars...I have heard politicians voice concern about the attack on Tri-Care for the military. Many years ago as part of their recrutment advertising, Military recruters stressed the value of chosing the military as a career.
It was stated continually that if you chose the path of a military career after 20 years of active service one could retire with full medical for himself/herselfand his spouse, for the remainder of their lives. That benefit and a portion of their pay based on the years of service past 20 years and full access to post/base exchanges and commisaries..... It was excellent for many years, with unrestrained access to medical facilities on the nearest base and their facilities. If one lived within 50 miles from a base that is, if one was further away they had a backup plan known as Champus which paid up to 80% of a medical bill at any medical facility who accepted Champus payment. Then came the BRAC commissions to close military bases throughout the United States Some health services near these bases were contracted to civilian agencies, and payment was made to for both you and your spouse. This was called Tricare. Congress had decided that the retired people would now pay for this promised FREE benefit package for their militay service. If one was under 65 years of age, payment was made to the government to have these services. I don't have the amount paid for this service, but After 65 years, one had to pick up medicare, but he could not use medicare, it must be subscribed to in order to continue Tri-care. The same applied to his spouse. The payment previouly paid was waived...(or not collected by the government)..Now if one was lucky enough to be near a militay base and was accepted by that hospital or dispensary as a patient, they could use that facility. ..... I don't know if they still had to apply for medicare in order to have access?or even if that option is still open to them??
Now as I stated before, I'm hearing bad rumors about the military being targeted by the Congress critters again. Any charge is a slap in the face to all militay and their families) All through this New Health Care Bill, What's new with these masters...... I don't know why I am surprised they started deluting military benefits years ago and will continue long after I'm gone...All the while spouting how they support the militay....YEAAA Real Support..........