I mean really. I’m trying not to use profanity, because I don’t know you folks and someone shouldn’t write anything on the Internet that they wouldn’t say to their mother or sister.
Anyways…did you see that federal buildings are vulnerable to attack? The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) sent undercover ops carrying bomb making supplies into federal buildings. Once the agents made it past security and metal detectors they assembled the make believe bombs and carried them all over the buildings. The GAO attempted to penetrate 10 buildings and they were successful 100% of the time. One of the security (ahem) professionals was sleeping and another was found using a government computer to run a porn website. Talk about double dipping.
Which reminds me of another older story I saw, GAO: Investigators pass security at 19 airports with bomb parts.
So it’s pretty apparent to me that our Government is as ineffective at securing our airports and buildings as it was responding to hurricanes, or getting to some victim when they are getting their head kicked in and 911 is called. The Government can’t do it.
Also, anyone who has spent time in a correctional facility will tell you that the guards can’t keep drugs out of prisons. Why should they when their is so much money to be made by guards smuggling drugs into prisons. So the Government can’t even keep drugs out of a walled, concertina wired fortress like a prison either.
We’ve been giving up our privacy ever since 9/11. We’ve been forced to take off our shoes and subject strangers to our dirty, stinky feet. There are cameras on almost every street corner or traffic light. We get stopped at roadblocks, and our free movement as US citizens is limited. It’s getting harder and harder to exercise our Second Amendment rights. Even protesters are locked into Free Speech Zones. (I thought the whole US of A was a Free Speech Zone.) They’ve been tapping into our email, Internet browsing, blogging, telephone calls and banking activity. Think about that, every time any of your info is sent electronically, it is sifted and sorted and compiled and filed by Big G Government.
WHAT FOR!?!?! All of these Big G Government trespasses into our private affairs obviously don’t have the desired effect of making us safe.
Why do we stand for it!?!? They search my pockets to make me safe and people still smuggle bomb making materials into protected buildings and box cutters onto planes. I get stopped for having a Swiss Army Knife on my key chain.
The reason Big G Government is spying on us and limiting our privacy and civil liberties isn’t to make us safe, IT’S TO TRACK US, ANALYZE US AND FIGURE OUT WHO MAY BE A THREAT – POLITICAL OR OTHERWISE.
and my digital camera is back so I can share with you, beg of you and plead with you to GET OUTSIDE EVERY DAY!!! I used to work with one of the best attorneys in the state. She went to all of the best private schools, high school, undergrad and law school. This particular attorney had no idea that bees had to pollinate flowers for her to eat an apple, peach, pear or orange. So I know some reading this may have 1,000 acres in corn, but some other people might not know where corn comes from. The corn around me is about five feet tall. This is the male cornflower. It spews pollen.
The pollen then fertilizers each little kernel of corn. If you ever get an ear that has the kernels all messed up it’s most likely due to some sort of problem with when the flower was pollinated. Because corn is wind pollinated (not insect pollinated) you have to plant more than a few plants in order to get good pollination. So the next time you sit down to have an ear of buttered corn stop and take a second to thank the farmer who grew it for your table and the miracle of nature.