The Boston Marathon Bombing


The
Boston Marathon Bomb Massacre has affected everyone,maybe even more
than the 9/11 terror attacks over New York and Washington D.C.

Horrific
as 9/11 was, and it did affect everyone , not only in the United
States, but across the world as well. Possibly,  the  the impact of the
Boston bombings will overtime be greater.

The
9/11 attacks were particularly horrific, not only in the fact that over
three thousand people were killed and countless injured, but also
because this was the first time anyone had ever attempted anything that
approached  barbaric actions of this magnitude.

There
was probably no one in the civilized world who could ever imagine that
anyone could even think about doing something so cruel and heartless as
this action was. How could anyone conceive of committing this atrocity
and then commit suicide while performing the act of terror? I know, I
personally watched it over and over again, wondering if what I saw was
real and contemplating what sort of evil mind could possibly do such a
thing. It was the first time in my life I realized there was evil in the
world.

The
Boston Marathon tragedy has changed people’s lives even more than 9/11,
this affects everyone. Even though 9/11 was horrific, this act brings
it home to  the average American. We all saw the footage from 9/11 and
were shaken up by it, and angered that someone could kill so many
innocent people and celebrate by dancing in the streets.

Despite
all of this ,unless you lived in the New York, Washington D.C. area,
the average American was unaffected on a personal level, most didn’t
personally know anyone who was killed in the senseless attacks.

This
time it is different, with twenty-six thousands participants in the
marathon, and probably twenty-five thousand from the United States,
almost everyone in the country knows someone, or knows someone who knows
someone who was there, or they live in a town where someone lives that
was there.

This
makes it personal. Besides , because it was the second such major
attack on our homeland, this brings it home to the small town
countryside. When a relative, or someone we know is involved, we take it
personal.This is when we want to do something about it, the emotion
will not die this time.

We
all at some point in life face a life or death situation, where in an
instant we could be gone. For some it could be an auto accident, an act
of violence such as a robbery or mugging, or an act of terror. It is
during these times , we suddenly realize what is important.

Everyone’s
lives have changed, even more so than after 9/11.This affects everyone,
most of us knew someone who was there, someone who could have been
taken from us in an instant. We were all changed forever, the event
should tell us to never take life and our freedom for granted.

Above
all we need to remember who did this horrible act , and do everything
we can so people like this never have a chance to do it again, and
remember, no one used a gun. It’s way past time to have a look at our
immigration procedures. Only allow people to come into this country who
would do us no harm and actually benefit our country with their talents
and abilities, too many come in with ulterior motives , many come on
student visas and never leave.

We need to stop letting people in because of who they may vote for or to provide cheap labor and thus deny our own people a job.


Above all we need to protect our Constitution and Bill of Rights,
without those two documents we would never have the opportunity to
celebrate life as we know it in these United States.

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Gun Control and the African -American


In
today’s world, we often have a belief that is not only untrue, but
totally opposite of what the reality really is. One such issue is many
of our preconceptions about gun control.

Many
think it is a new idea the left is rallying behind in the false notion
it will control the violence seen in todays’ society. Often times people
look to what they think is a simple cure for a problem that is deeply
rooted in another issue that would be far  more difficult to solve and
involves issues they don’t want to confront.

However
virtuous their intentions, taking the actions they propose would not
solve the problem at hand, but would rather create more problems and
would do nothing about solving the present issue.

Our
constitution and thus our freedoms are rooted in our Bill of Rights,
most importantly the first and second amendments, without those the
others would fail.The founding fathers recognized the importance of us ,
the common citizen  being able to protect ourselves against tyrannical
governments and leaders. The second amendment is not about rabbit
hunting, it is about us protecting ourselves from our government , if it
would become a tyrant.

All
countries that fall into tyranny and fall to dictatorial leadership are
countries whose citizens have lost the right to bear arms. We can no
longer say it couldn’t happen here in America, we are very close to have
it happening.

Gun
control is not a new idea, in fact it was first conceived well over a
hundred years ago, it was used in the days following the Civil War when
southern Democrats wanted to keep guns out of the hands of the negro, so
as to prevent them from gaining too much power.

The
Klu Klux Klan was formed as the enforcement arm of the Democratic party
to make sure the African Americans didn’t have any firearms. The KKK
would actually go out and confiscate the weapons from rural
negroes,leaving them defenseless, and after a short period of time would
go back and murder those from whom they had taken the weapons.

In
more recent history, Martin Luther King, the civil rights leader was
not allowed to have a concealed carry permit,  it was for his own
safety. Or so the government said.

What
I just don’t understand is why do these minority groups keep supporting
organizations who don’t have their best interests at heart? These
organizations not only don’t support them, they are actually working
against their best  interests and welfare.

It
is  a well know fact the democratic party is doing everything it can to
create victims, people who are dependent on government . They do this
to all so-called minorities, so they can keep them under their thumb.
When people are dependent on government, or they think they are , and
are getting a check from Uncle Sam,do you think they are going to vote
for someone who would want them to get a job and be responsible for
their own welfare and actions.

They
continuously play on peoples emotions  either by making them think they
couldn’t survive without government assistance, or the political
officials try to make us feel guilty because we think people should make
it on their own, and they then try to portray us as evil people who
would let their own grandmother starve in the street.

There
isn’t anyone who doesn’t realize that sometimes people can be down and
out and need some kind of assistance, but most of us believe it
shouldn’t be a career choice or something that goes on for generations.

Unfortunately,
many low information voters today  don’t take the time to think things
through and base their beliefs only on the last ten second sound bite on
CNN.

The
time has come where we all need to release our time honored
preconceptions about many things, politics being one. Most of us were
raised believing in one political party or another. As a result many of
us hold the beliefs to be sacred, most of the time they aren’t. Anytime a
politician says he has your best interests at heart and he is only
looking our for your, he isn’t. He has undoubtedly told several thousand
other people the same thing. Although there are a few good politicians,
most become more corrupt the longer they are in office.

Our
political system was designed so that people would only spend a couple
of terms in office and then return to the private sector. There isn’t
anyone who will attend to your affairs and look after you own self
interests like you will, remember that when you vote.

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Global Warming, Again?


I recently read an  interesting article  that because of the effects of
global warming and the melting of the Arctic glaciers, many artifacts
from ancient times were being found in such places as Norway, Austria,
Northern Italy and Alaska.

 

It went on to state a pre-Viking woolen tunic had been discovered near a
thawing glacier in  Norway. The clothing  would fit someone about 5’9”
tall and was found 6,560 feet above sea level on what may have been a
Roman-era trade route . According to the carbon dating done on the
subject, it would have been made about 300 AD.

 

Along with those items, a Viking mitten dating from 800 A.D., a walking
stick,Bronze age shoes, bows , arrow heads and other paraphernalia have
been found . A scientist proclaimed that because of the present day
global warming, many more artifacts would soon be discovered.

 

Of course climate change along with man’s willful destruction of the earth
are always to blame for the melting of the ice caps. I don’t think
anyone can dispute we do have climate change, but we have always had
climate change and so called global warming. If we didn’t have climate
change and  global warming, how did those clothing items get there in
the first place? The area at some period in time must have been much
warmer than it is today.

 

At some time in the past these frozen areas of the earth had to be warmer
than they are today for man to have been able to traverse the planet and
leave the artifacts.

 

They weren’t just put there by some small child building snow angels on the
new fallen snow. Also, judging by the time period, I don’t think there
was a whole lot of manufacturing going on at the time, or evil humans
polluting the environment. I assume there weren’t even gas guzzling
SUV’s on the scene either.

winter scene

 

I
believe  these evil, monstrous entities came  much later. Well then,
how did all this mysterious melting of the ice caps come about? Did some
ancient advanced civilization that has yet to be discovered, have SUVs
and thus pollute the whole world through their ignorance and lack of
regard for anyone else beside themselves?

 

No,none of these scenarios are correct, just as today, humans haven’t been
responsible for changes in the earth’s climate. There have always been
changes , and finding these relics from the past proves it. It is a
natural phenomena,the earth is always going through climate change, humans have nothing to do with it. To think so would
be absurd.

 

The academic world always seems to jump to conclusions and are very narrow
minded in their thinking. As much as they proclaim to be open minded,
history has proven otherwise. The scientific community is also very slow
in changing their thinking. As much as we would like to think they are
open to new ideas, they are very much stuck in the conventional wisdom
of the time and are normally not open to any new theories put forth by
those not in their circle of colleagues.

Someone
outside their social circles or anyone who presents a new theory that
contradicts what they believe to be true is often ostracized and
ridiculed in such a way, any credibility they may have is neutralized,
hence many new and more sensible  theories never see the light of day
and it can take many, many years for the truth to be known.

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

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Global warming

There is much discussion today concerning global warming, is it real or just another one of the many crisis that the main stream media bestows upon us?