Here we are…

Now that we have hit March 1st, we are also being hit by March 1st.  We are now going to have less National Security, less Cyber Security, just less as a whole.  We can work as a Nation with this mess.  We will have longer lines at airports, less flights, and more crowded flights.  This is not something that is going to devastate our Nation.  It will just slow it down a bit.  Well quite a bit.  I know that most of you won’t even notice this mess at all.  Because it does not directly effect you.  But what you must understand is that it does effect you.  Of course, I am talking National Security.  We are making ourselves more vunerable.  Taking ourselves back a decade or so.  I suggest that we all pray our butts off that our enemies we have been fighting and are now working out of Africa, do not take advantage of our situation.  Or perhaps an attack on our allies, when we only have one carrier group in the region.  Just so you know, one carrier group is capable of many things.  But two are more than capable of a war.  We are not totally defensless, we just don’t have the defenses we should have according to assessment.  Just something to think about…..

Face Book

Today, as I was looking through Face Book I noticed the same old stuff.  People thinking that “Gun Control” means someone is going to knock their door down and take away their guns.  I actually know these people, and I guess that I have never realized just how uninformed they really are!  If you look at what is on the table concerning Gun Control, there is nothing that says that someone will come to your door and take your guns away.  Although after seeing some of their posts, I think it might be a good idea.  Then my husband reminded me this morning, that you are not going to change someone’s mind on Face Book.  And you know he is absolutely right.

There is an old saying down south,”you give them books, and you give them books, they just tear the pages out”.  So true!  I cannot believe the number of people that will believe the stupid shit on Face Book, but won’t turn on the news or look up the plan on the Internet before commenting.  Face Book is leading to the deterioration of the ability to think on one’s own.  People just follow whatever is said, and believe it as proof positive.  I have to say this is a remarkable trend.  Most of the people on my Face Book friend list I have know most or all my life.  They are not stupid people.  But for some reason a great deal of them do not check out what they are posting nor does it seem they care.  Then I realized that maybe this is just one big joke.  Zuckerman thought it up and now he is perpetrating it on the American People.  Maybe it is nothing more than a test to see who the followers are and who are the leaders.  The sheep and the Shepard, so to speak.

When my husband reminded me that no ones mind has been changed by Face Book, it really hit home.  I mean Karl Rove spent a fortune advertising Romney on Face Book and it didn’t make a difference at all.  Romney still lost and everyone saw him for what he is,(This is my political opinion and I am editing myself).  You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to look up anything on the internet.  Everything you ever wanted to know, and even some things you really don’t want to know, is at your fingertips.

So I have come to the conclusion, that these intelligent people that I grew up with and have known an loved all my life are mostly sheep or just too lazy to find out the truth.  I can respect that because I have been known to have a lazy bone two. They will never change their mind no matter how much proof I post.  But I do thank my Higher Power that I am a leader not a follower!!!

Gun Control

Today I watched President Obama’s press conference on Gun Control.  He outlined a sensible way to handle Gun Control.  Renew the law preventing the sales of military weapons.  Only allow the sales of automatic weapons that have a maximum 10 round clip.  Increase background checks to ensure that the person buying weapons does not have a felony background.  Allow mental health workers to report information concerning clients that threaten to go on shooting sprees.

These things are not taking away anyone’s right to the second amendments right to bear arms.  With the exception of those with extreme mental health problems or felons.  This is not unrealistic nor is this extreme.  If you are worried about your right to bear arms of a military nature, or your plans to take out a grade school, or even you plans to sell guns to felons, then you have every right to be worried.  I have seen on Face Book many, many, times that people are worried about their right to bear arms.  For those of you putting this on your status, which of the above are you worried about.  Are you planning on a massacre?  Do you intend to buy and sell guns to felons?  Do you suffer from mental health problems that will lead to a massacre?  Please people, watch the press conference, listen, comprehend, then think about which of your 2nd amendment rights are being intruded on!

I prefer to think that background checks on EVERYONE that purchases a gun should be mandatory.  I think it is time to take the guns out of the hands of criminals and felons and keep them in the hands of RESPONSIBLE gun owners.  We are a society of gun owners.  Hunters don’t use automatic weapons to hunt.  The only people that require automatic weapons are criminals.  If you cannot hit your target within 10 rounds then you shouldn’t have a gun.  You should be able to hit the target with one round maybe two.  If you aren’t able to do so then you need to go to the gun range and practice, practice, practice!  I am fortunate, I was in the military and they tought us to hit the target with one round.  They teach, don’t waste you rounds and make every shot count.  If you own a gun you should be able to do the same thing.

Look, the right to bear arms is a two fold thing.  One to protect your home.  Two to protect the country.  Yes, protect the country.  Every country in the world knows that we have the right to bear arms.  That alone is a deterrent from any invasion. Because out of 315,155,461 people living in the United States, 43 – 55 million households have guns.  Most of them own 4 or more guns.  Could you imagine any other country wanting to deal with the fact that you have no idea who, what, when, and where all these gun owners are?  There is no country in the world that would want to take that chance nor deal with our civilian power not just our Military power.

In regards to the National Rifle Association (NRA), they are only against this because it will stop the gun makers from making military style weapons for sale to non-military people. Which is big business. Don’t be fooled. The NRA is not protecting your rights to bear arms. They are being funded by big business gun makers to keep their rights to keep selling guns. By joining the NRA you are only supporting big business gun makers, and the NRA is providing the illusion that they are supporting your rights while taking your money to support big business gun manufacturers.

So when you get informed, and realize that no one is trying to take away your second amendment right to bear arms, then put up your informed Face Book post. President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are working with many different groups, including the NRA and others throughout the country to come up with ideas that will help prevent another Sandy Hooks Elementary shooting.  A recent poll of NRA members agree these are sensible, non intrusive laws, that will allow the average American to have and keep their guns.  By the way, no one is going to come to your house and take away any weapons you already have, this is for people wanting to buy guns.  All I ask is for you to become informed and know what is really being proposed.  Not what others that are talking out their ass are telling you!

Here is the link to the press conference.  It will not only inform you as to what is being proposed but as to why it is being proposed!  http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/01/16/president-obama-announces-new-measures-prevent-gun-violence