Monday, March 2, 2015

Infrastructure Now

Super important topic.
The video contains some strong language and what could be considered offensive jokes but over all the message is right on the money.
People should contact the office of John Boehner and demand action. But,since it is John Boehner after all, good luck with that.
Perhaps if enough people honk at him, it might get some action.
Okay, I am dreaming.
Nevertheless here is the video which highlights how serious the problem really is.

Remember when Mr. O campaigned with promises of fixing the crumbling infrastructure.

Friday, February 20, 2015

'Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country?'

"Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding."says President Obama.
US Marines fight in Tripoli

Well,no it hasn't at all.

But it has been a serious problem for America since its founding days and the newly United States had to deal quickly with Ottoman Empire possessions which included Libya, Tunisia and Algeria, because of the Barbary pirates.

 The words of the Marine song, "from the halls of Montezuma to the shore of Tripoli" are a  reference to Tripoli and the Barbary wars.

The USS Enterprise was sent by President Jefferson to fight in Tripoli, the largest city of its day in Libya because of attacks by Moslem pirates.
Barbary pirates would extort tribute and ransom for hijacked ships and crews.
Our people were not safe in  the Mediterranean  and North Africa because of the danger from these thieving pirates and slavers.
Ships were attacked, hijacked and crews held for ransom or sold into slavery.
They were particularly active in attacking British and American merchant and passenger vessels.
They made their living through theft, but that is not all.
They also actively raided the coasts of Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, England, Scotland,Netherlands, Ireland, and Iceland to take slaves to sell in Arab slave markets in Africa.  The victims were treated brutally.
Millions of Europeans were sold into slavery by them.
The Arab slave trade was active back to the beginning of recorded time.

Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison refused to pay tribute or allow violence to American citizens so they sent the Marines to deal with them in the first of three Barbary wars.
 In referring to the ongoing problem Robert Goodloe Harper. a Federalist Senator from Maryland. said "millions for defense but not one cent for tribute."

That is the  true history of the American founding fathers dealings with Moslemism.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Oklahoma : New Earthquake Capital of USA

California has ceded its crown as earthquake queen of the west to Oklahoma.

Poor Oklahoma has had its share of misery from dust bowl days to tornado alley and now it can add earthquakes by the hundreds to the list.

Mt. Scott,Wichita Mountains east edge, Lawton OK
2014 saw 3 times as many earthquakes as California numbering over 500 in 2014 and 180 in January 2015 alone.
Earthquakes rose in direct proportion to fracking activity during which chemical waste water is pumped into the ground triggering fault lines.

William Ellsworth of the U.S. Geological Survey has linked the quakes to fracking.

In Cherokee the state is called "ᎣᎦᎳᎰᎹ" (òɡàlàhoma).  Pawnee call it Uukuhuúwa and in Choctaw it derives from Okla and huuma meaning red people.

Once  millions of bison hooves quaked the earth.  
Poor stewardship and management killed off far too many buffalo, which could have been farmed properly for nutritious meat, low in cholesterol, high in protein.

Today the big state right in the heart of the Great Plains is thundering with quakes of another kind.

Once again, money is the driving factor. 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Global Warming?

NOAA/Department of Commerce.
Courtesy of the
Historic National Weather Service Collection


Not at all!
  Weather has always had its swings between mild and extreme and everything in between, no global warming needed.

This photo was taken in 1966 after a blizzard in North Dakota.

Storms on the prairies can last for days, whiting out visibility and depositing tons of snow.

In the old days strong rope was strung from house to barn so a person would not be lost leaving the house to tend to animals in the barn.
Visibility was so impossible that a person could go a few feet from their home and never be found again  until the thaw.  Driving winds and snow made it impossible to see anything.
We rarely get storms as severe today.