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911 A Fathers Defense

9/11 – A Father’s Defense

(President Bush Declares War Against Terror)

It started little, started small

a patch of dark mud on the wall.

“So high and distant, can’t you see?”

“They will not harm us, let them be.”

So quietly their numbers grew,

to millions though all thought a few.

They’d see one fly – another land,

They did not see the plot at hand.

The peace was shattered by a ball

that bounced against the house’s wall.

An accident, no malice meant

But bee’s don’t think about intent.

They stormed the child with stinging bite,

this made all notice their ‘new’ plight –

The inside walls were loud and warm,

caused by the vast invading swarm.

The father, furious with rage,

cried, “War!” and battled on their stage.

He went to them, he did not wait.

The more time passed? The worse the fate.

But in so doing they fought back,

against the father’s fierce attack.

So scattered was the hornet’s woe,

now looking for some place to go.

This caused the neighborhood to shout,

“It’s all his fault – this swarming cloud!”

But they had been there so sublime;

Unhindered, strengthening for their time.

Did father sin, protecting home

and child from danger in this poem?

Who stung the neighbors? Was it Dad,

or hating, spitting hornets mad?

[…]

The Voting Percentage Scam

Here’s a political game and ploy that is used with both parties, however, at this point in history it’s the Dems that are working this scam. I learned about this when the California house raised sales taxes to 10% recently, contrary us screaming “no”.

When a bill passes that they know the people don’t want, i.e.; tax increases, Obamacare, etc., you’ll notice that it always just scrapes through – example: If they need 60 votes, they will get exactly 60 votes (sometimes 1 or 2 extra) but never with a large margin.

Let’s take the passing of the health care bill and use the House of Representatives as an example. Here’s how it goes and why:

Democrats that are in secure districts (where they are not vulnerable or have no viable competition for reelection) will vote for the bill.

Also, politicians that are retiring and not seeking another term will vote ‘yes’ (they have nothing to lose).

Next are the ones who’s reelection may be affected by their vote. To these people, the Speaker of the House (Nancy Pelosi) will coax (coerce) them into a vote by assuring them that if they lose, the Party will take care of them, i.e.; promised a cushy job, extra funds for the reelection campaign, etc.

Then there’s the elected Democrat in a toss-up state (could vote either way – Dem or Rep). He knows that the bill will be a noose around his political neck. That the populace of his state does not want it and, with his ‘yes’ vote, will not vote him back in. He goes to the Speaker (Pelosi) and asks permission to vote against the bill! She tallies up the ‘yea’ votes and, if she has enough, will grant permission for a ‘no’ vote. That way, when he is […]

Run away MQ 8 Fire Scout UAV almost shot down

Fire Scout MQ 8

US commanders considered shooting down an unmanned navy helicopter that flew out of control towards the US capital last month before communications were restored, a top US officer said Thursday.

Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, who oversees the country’s air defenses, said the August 2 incident presented senior officers with an unprecedented dilemma, as a robotic Fire Scout helicopter strayed off course after losing ground communications.

“We were watching this very closely,” said Winnefeld, head of US Northern Command and NORAD, the joint US-Canadian air defense command.

“It’s headed right for the heart of the national capital region,” he told defense reporters. “Do you let it run out of gas and hopefully crash in a farmer’s field or do you actually take action to shoot it down?”

“You certainly don’t want to shoot it down over a populated area if you can avoid it.”

The North American Aerospace Defense Command was on the verge of scrambling F-16 fighter jets to intercept the helicopter when operators regained control of the chopper after 20 minutes.

The MQ-8B Fire Scout had taken off from Webster Field at the Patuxent River testing ground in Maryland and broached Washington’s restricted air space, but the US Navy said the helicopter never got closer than 40 miles (64 kilometers) from the capital.

The admiral said the military was “not close” to shooting down the helicopter but commanders had reviewed possible options.

“So we were going through all that decision calculus and then fortunately got the word that they’d gotten control of it,” he said.

The episode came as the military presses civilian officials at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ease restrictions on the use of unmanned aircraft over the United States.

Winnefeld acknowledged that last month’s incident with the runaway Fire Scout would […]