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Stuck On Stupid Syndrome Is Syndrome

Posted by wordforit on April 10, 2008

It’s an enigma, indeed, when those who put their lives on the line, figuratively and literally, are analyzed and persecuted to no end, while the crazies roam around, seeking sympathy and victim status.

When third graders in Waycross, Ga. plot to kill a teacher, it’s past time to rethink “consequences”.

~WfI

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By Dr. Laurie Roth
April 4, 2008

NewsWithViews.com

Our Culture seems to be stuck on stupid and backwards thinking these days! We see many of our top leaders, politicians and management confused about right and wrong, victim and perpetrator, bad guy from good guy. This “stuck on stupid” syndrome acts like a fast growing brain tumor, reflecting symptoms in runaway courts, political agendas that are mostly hidden and un American, and endless empathy for sick, illegal and dangerous people!

I thought I would lose my mind when I recently read in the Washington Post about the 12-year-old boy who was playing a computer game after his homework, then heard the blood curdling screams of his Mom. He ran to help her and saw one of the residents of the boarding house strangling his her on the floor. He yelled over and over, “Stop! Stop! Stop! But the attacker kept strangling his Mom, so he did what any loving child or adult would do, he grabbed what he could which was a kitchen knife and killed the psycho. This is the part that shows mental illness and “stuck on stupid” syndrome. The authorities are actually considering filing charges against the boy!!! What was the desperate boy supposed to do, plan a funeral for his Mom? Make coffee for the killer? Kill himself with the knife? How many types of psychotic are these authorities? I say the boy is a hero and his Mom is alive.

Another recent sign of “stuck on stupid” syndrome comes out of California where a librarian was fired because she dared to report a patron looking at child pornography in the library. Once again we see backwards and stupid thinking. The supervisor was endlessly concerned about the privacy rights of the dangerous pervert, not the law or protection of the kids coming in and out of the same library. The truth of that whole nightmare is that the idiot supervisor should have been the one fired along with the Library Administrator for having child pornography in the library in the first place. It is NEVER acceptable to have child pornography anywhere, especially in a public library. Frankly I could care less about the feelings of sex predators who want to hurt and rape our kids. I say send them all to an Island surrounded by endless coral reefs and sharks. You know what they say. Swimming is good for you. Dive in.

More “stuck on stupid” syndrome was seen in 2003 with Lt. Col Allen B. West who you may recall in Iraq scared a terrorist into telling him where the snipers were hiding so his men wouldn’t be picked off. The terrorist wasn’t killed or tortured, but faked out with a threat. He ended up talking and Allen saved his men. Did he get promoted to General, as he should have? No, he got hammered by the politically correct, “stuck on stupid” military high ups who tried to swipe his career, freedom and retirement pay. After the endless national news and horror for he and his family, he was forcibly retired from his beloved military. By the way, to tell you what kind of man Allen is, he didn’t crawl away and become a bitter victim. He went to Afghanistan as a civilian to train and equip the troops over there the last several years and now he is running for congress in Florida. This is the kind of leader, character and visionary our country needs! Go Allen!

Finally, the final example of “stuck on stupid” syndrome for now lies in the unfolding horror of Agent Ramos and Compeon rotting in prison for 11 and 12 years for doing their jobs wonderfully well. I have covered the details of this case from hell for the last few years. We saw our President bragging about 29 pardons he gave over Christmas and recently 15 more, none of which were these fine agents! We saw Prosecutor Sutton protecting the lying illegal alien drug pusher, Davila and manipulating the evidence and what the jury even saw. Finally an appeal was allowed and the real facts were revealed in this case. Now the nation is awaiting the decision of an appeals judge. Pray for justice in this!

We must as a nation remind ourselves what truth and lies look like, what evil and good looks like and what victim and criminal looks like! Empathy and “rights” are nice when offered first and foremost to our people, our military and our citizens. There is a point where “stuck on stupid” syndrome doesn’t cut it anymore. We MUST take back our courts and demand common sense Judges. We MUST take back congress and demand they get clear about good and evil and right and wrong. We must not allow persecution against parents and home schoolers, border patrol doing their jobs, military being brave in service, those trying to protect our children from predators and those fighting fearlessly against Islamic Radicals. We can save our country people. It is up to us.

© 2008 Dr. Laurie Roth – All Rights Reserved

Dr. Laurie Roth earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. In the late 90’s, Laurie hosted and produced a successful PBS television show called “CD Highway” that aired nationally on 130 TV stations.

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A President Must Have Credibility

Posted by wordforit on April 8, 2008

Like Don Bendell, I sold cars at a “Fast Track” dealership several years ago. In that five years, I learned much about human nature, including just how far some will go to make a buck or outsell a competitor. There were plenty who would ‘throw anyone in front of the bus’ to feed their greed. 

Don Bendell’s assessment in recognizing razzle-dazzle when someone thinks they are a ‘player’ of sorts are more wise words from those trying to warn the public before we end up with a President lacking patriotism. ~WordforIt

By Don Bendell
TheNewMediaJournal

Many years ago, one of the jobs I held as a starving writer was selling cars, new and used, at what was called a “Fast track” dealership. It was straight commission and dog-eat-dog. The top salesman there, Bill, made well over $ 70,000 per year in the early seventies. That was a lot of income back then. It was simple: he smiled, turned on the charm, told every customer exactly what they wanted to hear, and then lied through his teeth.

I once overheard him respond to a customer who asked about a new Ford Pinto if it would get the EPA gas mileage listed on the sticker, and Bill answered with a question, “Is gas mileage what is really important to you?”

The man responded, “Yes, I have to drive many miles to work and back everyday.”

Bill laughed and put his hand on the man’s shoulder and said, “Man, did you come to the right place. The EPA ratings were done by the government, and you know how they screw things up. This car will actually get you at least 54 miles to the gallon between highway and city driving combined. Probably a lot more”

In actuality, the car would have gotten maybe 24 miles to the gallon. The man, like they all did, bought the car.

Another man’s biggest concern was rust. Ohio salted its roads in the winter, and he did not want his car eaten away. Bill immediately told him that the new Ford Mustangs were made out of recycled aluminum beer cans and would never rust, and he would throw in complete rust-proofing for only $ 285. The man bought the car. We were charged $ 8 by the dealership to rust proof a car, and any amount charged above that was profit, out of which we would get one fourth in commissions. The lies were so outlandish, I could not stand working there and never sold cars again.

Bill could turn on the charm with a smile and a golden tongue, stare into your eyes and ad lib the most outlandish lies I ever heard, and worse yet, people believed it hook, line, and sinker, and he was richly rewarded for the deceit.

It has been over three decades, and I have finally seen another Bill, but on a much grander scale. His name is Barrack Obama. He named his best-selling book after a sermon by his self-proclaimed mentor Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who married him and wife Michelle and baptized their family. He knows that Wright gave an award to Louis Farrakhan, one of the most outlandish racial bigots in America, and the horrific statements from sermons by Wright which are played all day long on the news were taken from his DVD’s sold by Obama’s church where Obama has attended for over 20 years. Barrack Obama claims he never heard Wright make any of the outlandish racist statements. Right! And people believe him! Duh!

Then, we have Hillary Clinton braving sniper fire from the Bosnian tooth fairy. The only difference between the two is that she would not be a good crooked car salesman. She does not even lie well at all.

Which now brings me to John McCain. I could not stand him for years. I testified for the Senate Select Committee on MIA/POW Affairs. John McCain tried to shut the committee down and people started saying he had something to hide. I was one of those who said it and passed some of the rumors that started about him. So, when McCain got the presumptive Republican nod, I wrote former POW’s I knew who were POWs with McCain in the Hanoi Hilton, such as Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Bud Day and asked them.

Bud Day, MOH wrote me and said, in part:

Dear Don: I was JSM’s first room-mate and commander in the Hanoi Hilton. He is brilliant, patriotic, loyal, gregarious, independent, feisty, a good follower, a good leader, republican….”

Bud finished with

“He does not have to have everyone’s approval to act. There is a lot of Ronald Reagan..Teddy Roosevelt…Harry Truman in his genes. Example…telling Reagan to get out of Lebanon. Telling GW, the SecDef, and the world that Rumsfeld policies were a failure…backing the surge (like from Vietnam) as the only correct choice….and being right both times.

“His combat experience and life experiences make him the solid choice for prez. John is clearly and unquestionably the best candidate in 2008…of either party, Best regards. Col. Bud Day, MOH.”

Paul Galanti gave me very similar raves about him, and Jim Warner, John McCain’s longtime cellmate and still very close friend and advisor, not only wrote me but has spoken to me on the phone several times, and he said,

“Don, if John had any hidden secrets from our time in the Hanoi Hilton or if any of the other rumors about him are true, simply tell me why are there 81 former Vietnam POW’s voluntarily working on his campaign?”

I learned that John McCain simply believed very strongly that there were no more live POW’s left behind, and he believed that as strongly as I believed that there were. But the important point is that he does not fold, and he does not lie to get someone’s vote.

John McCain stands his ground if he feels he is right. He also has faced down Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and other Republican pundits because he is willing to work with Democrats and actually listen to their point of view. America clearly wants that in our President.

If ever there was a time in US history we need such a person in the White House, it is right now. We need someone with credibility, a quiet strength, and a total determination to stay the course on our national defense; because our pampered nation that now has way too many quick-fix wimps will perish if we don’t. The mullahs and jihadists do not want to be our buddies no matter how much we might suck up to them. They want our heads. The only body parts John McCain will give them is our collective middle finger.

Don Bendell, 61, is an author of 25 books with over 1,500,000 copies in print worldwide. A 1995 inductee into the International Karate Hall of Fame, he and his wife also own karate schools in Colorado. A 60% VA-disabled vet, Don served as an officer in 4 Special Forces Groups, including a 1968-1969 tour on an A-team in Vietnam as well as in the Top Secret Phoenix Program.. He has appeared on FOX NEWS LIVE and many national radio shows and his editorials have been published all over the world. He lives in Florence, Colorado. He maintains a website at http://www.donbendell.com/

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For as much as we hear and read about John McCain’s military contribution in a negative light, here is a writer who went to the trouble of seeking answers from those who served with John McCain! I, for one, am glad to know the rumors of his betrayal are false; it’s bad enough to face war as a country, but even worse to think we don’t have loyal soldiers. ~ WordforIt

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‘Silent’ famine sweeps globe

Posted by wordforit on April 2, 2008

Amos 3:7~ Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. 

Matthew Henry’s Commentary

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Rice, fertilizer shortages, food costs, higher energy prices equal world crisis

Source: WorldNetDaily

WASHINGTON – From India to Africa to North Korea to Pakistan and even in New York City, higher grain prices, fertilizer shortages and rising energy costs are combining to spell hunger for millions in what is being characterized as a global “silent famine.”

Global food prices, based on United Nations records, rose 35 percent in the last year, escalating a trend that began in 2002. Since then, prices have risen 65 percent.

Last year, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization’s world food index, dairy prices rose nearly 80 percent and grain 42 percent.

“This is the new face of hunger,” said Josetta Sheeran, director of the World Food Program, launching an appeal for an extra $500 million so it could continue supplying food aid to 73 million hungry people this year. “People are simply being priced out of food markets. … We have never before had a situation where aggressive rises in food prices keep pricing our operations out of our reach.”

The WFP launched a public appeal weeks ago because the price of the food it buys to feed some of the world’s poorest people had risen by 55 percent since last June. By the time the appeal began last week, prices had risen a further 20 percent. That means WFP needs $700 million to bridge the gap between last year’s budget and this year’s prices. The numbers are expected to continue to rise.

The crisis is widespread and the result of numerous causes – a kind of “perfect storm” leading to panic in many places:

  • In Thailand, farmers are sleeping in their fields because thieves are stealing rice, now worth $600 a ton, right out of the paddies.
  • Four people were killed in Egypt in riots over subsidized flour that was being sold for profit on the black market.
  • There have been food riots in Morocco, Senegal and Cameroon.
  • Mexico’s government is considering lifting a ban on genetically modified crops, to allow its farmers to compete with the United States.
  • Argentina, Kazakhstan and China have imposed restrictions to limit grain exports and keep more of their food at home.
  • Vietnam and India, both major rice exporters, have announced further restrictions on overseas sales.
  • Violent food protests hit Burkina Faso in February.
  • Protesters rallied in Indonesia recently, and media reported deaths by starvation.
  • In the Philippines, fast-food chains were urged to cut rice portions to counter a surge in prices.
  • Millions of people in India face starvation after a plague of rats overruns a region, as they do cyclically every 50 years.
  • Officials in Bangladesh warn of an emerging “silent famine” that threatens to ravage the region.

According to some experts, the worst damage is being done by government mandates and subsidies for “biofuels” that supposedly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and fight climate change. Thirty percent of this year’s U.S. grain harvest will go to ethanol distilleries. The European Union, meanwhile, has set a goal of 10 percent bio-fuels for all transportation needs by 2010.

“A huge amount of the world’s farmland is being diverted to feed cars, not people,” writes Gwynne Dyer, a London-based independent journalist.

He notes that in six of the past seven years the human race has consumed more grain than it grew. World grain reserves last year were only 57 days, down from 180 days a decade ago.

One in four bushels of corn from this year’s U.S. crop will be diverted to make ethanol, according to estimates.

“Turning food into fuel for cars is a major mistake on many fronts,” said Janet Larsen, director of research at the Earth Policy Institute, an environmental group based in Washington. “One, we’re already seeing higher food prices in the American supermarket. Two, perhaps more serious from a global perspective, we’re seeing higher food prices in developing countries where it’s escalated as far as people rioting in the streets.”

Palm oil is also at record prices because of biofuel demands. This has created shortages in Indonesia and Malaysia, where it is a staple.

Nevertheless, despite the recognition that the biofuels industry is adding to a global food crisis, the ethanol industry is popular in the U.S. where farmers enjoy subsidies for the corn crops.

Another contributing factor to the crisis is the demand for more meat in an increasingly prosperous Asia. More grain is used to feed the livestock than is required to feed humans directly in a traditional grain-based diet.

Bad weather is another problem driving the world’s wheat stocks to a 30-year low – along with regional droughts and a declining dollar.

“This is an additional setback for the world economy, at a time when we are already going through major turbulence,” Angel Gurria, head of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, told Reuters. “But the biggest drama is the impact of higher food prices on the poor.”

According to the organization, as well as the U.N., the price of corn could rise 27 percent in the next decade.

John Bruton, the European Union’s ambassador to the U.S., predicts the current trend is the beginning of a 10-15 year rise in food costs worldwide.

The rodent plague in India occurs about every half century following the heavy flowering of a local species of bamboo, providing the rodents with a feast of high-protein foliage. Once the rats have ravaged the bamboo, they turn on the crops, consuming hundreds of tons of rice and corn supplies.

Survivors of the previous mautam, which heralded widespread famine in 1958, say they remember areas of paddy fields the size of four soccer fields being devastated overnight.

In Africa, rats are seen as part of the answer to the food shortage. According to Africa News, Karamojongs have resorted to hunting wild rats for survival as famine strikes the area.

Supplies of fertilizer are extremely tight on the worldwide market, contributing to a potential disaster scenario. The Scotsman reports there are virtually no stocks of ammonium nitrate in the United Kingdom.

Global nitrogen is currently in deficit, a situation that is unlikely to change for at least three years, the paper reports.

South Koreans are speculating, as they do annually, on how many North Koreans will starve to death before the fall harvest. But this year promises to be worse than usual.

Severe crop failure in the North and surging global prices for food will mean millions of hungry Koreans.

Roughly a third of children and mothers are malnourished, according to a recent U.N. study. The average 8-year-old in the North is 7 inches shorter and 20 pounds lighter than a South Korean child of the same age.

Floods last August ruined part of the main yearly harvest, creating a 25-percent shortfall in the food supply and putting 6 million people in need, according to the U.N. World Food Program.

Yesterday, the Hong Kong government tried to put a stop to panic-buying of rice in the city of 6.9 million as fears mounted over escalating prices and a global rice shortage. Shop shelves were being cleared of rice stocks as Hong Kong people reacted to news that the price of rice imported from Thailand had shot up by almost a third in the past week, according to agency reports.

Global food prices are even hitting home in New York City, according to a report in the Daily News. Food pantries and soup kitchens in the city are desperately low on staples for the area’s poor and homeless.

The Food Bank for New York City, which supplies food to 1,000 agencies and 1.3 million people, calls it the worst problem since its founding 25 years ago.

Last year, the Food Bank received 17 million pounds of food through the Emergency Food Assistance Program, less than half of the 35 million pounds it received in 2002. And donations from individuals and corporations are also down about 50 percent, according to the report.

High gas prices, increased food production costs and a move to foreign production of American food are contributing to the problem.

 

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