Friday, February 27, 2015

REST IN PEACE... my beloved Spock

I'm devastated!!  I cannot stop crying.  This is truly a terrible loss for those of us who have been Star Trek fans.

I lack the words.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Alone in the Wilderness

I LOVED this documentary.  What a wonderful way to live.  This was one of the most awesome and inspiring videos I have truly enjoyed in a long time. I have to thank my hubby for bringing it to my attention.  He honestly wants to move to Alaska, ummm.... NOPE!  I'm no frontier woman, LOL!

There was one part that had me cracking up, a cute and adorable badger playing and rolling in the snow. I could have watched that all day long.

If you have not seen this documentary, I highly recommend it. My family enjoyed it immensely.

Alone in the Wilderness  all the information you need to learn about this courageous and brave man. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

My Favorite Quotes Founding Fathers and Presidents

We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
John Adams (The Works of John Adams, ed. C. F. Adams, Boston: Little, Brown Co., 1851, 4:31)
If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
Samuel Adams
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!
Benjamin Franklin
Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.Benjamin Franklin
We the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts–not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Abraham Lincoln
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln
Finally, let us not forget the religious character of our origin. Our fathers were brought hither by their high veneration for the Christian religion. They journeyed by its light, and labored in its hope. They sought to incorporate its principles with the elements of their society, and to diffuse its influence through all their institutions, civil, political, or literary.
Daniel Webster

Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.
George Washington

Friday, February 20, 2015

See No Evil...

I saw the premiere of "See No Evil" on  Discovery ID.  If you hadn't seen it, spoiler alert.

This 18-year-old girl went to Target to buy her boyfriend a present, unbeknownst to her, she was being stalked by a predator as she was perusing isles.  She goes to her car and was never seen again.

Thank goodness for cameras in the parking lot and store!  Because of this technology, they were able to follow her steps throughout her shopping spree and happen to notice a man in a white t-shirt following her close behind.  He ran out of the parking lot before her, waited and then made his move and jumped her from behind.  That will be the last time this little girl would ever be seen again.

Because of the videos, and close inspection, they found a good angle of his face, the truck he was driving and made the arrest.

Sooo... I was thinking, what would I do differently?  If I'm getting into my car and can't get to my taser on time, do I oblige the POS and let him take me away in my own vehicle? OR do I scream, fight back and let him shoot or stab me BEFORE he forced me into the car?

How would you react?  What would you do?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Christians beheaded

Pope Francis issued a powerful condemnation of the barbaric murders of 21 Coptic Christians by ISIS. The White House's statement called the victims “Egyptian citizens,” omitting the word “Christians” altogether.

Why won't the White House and the POTUS admit this?  Or that these radical Muslims are in fact, Muslim terrorists?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Animals do have feelings..

Many people state that animals don't have feelings or feel pain. What a load of poop that is.

My beloved Shadowbear was my best-friend all throughout my tumultuous times in High School and first years of a very difficult marriage.  When I was sick, crying he NEVER left my side. I miss my baby so much!

Anyhoo... this was interesting and decided to share this amazing story.

Monday, February 9, 2015

All states should follow Maine's example

The state of Maine is on the right track and I firmly believe every state should follow suit.

Folks on food stamps in Maine are about to be a very unhappy bunch if a new bill proposed by State Senator Roger Katz passes into law.
The new legislation would ban people using food stamps from being able to buy junk food items.

As you can imagine, this probably isn’t going to sit well with big government progressives who think everyone is “entitled” to have whatever food their heart desires, even if they aren’t the ones footing the bill.

CBS 13 discovered a new proposal to stop people on food stamps in Maine from using their benefits to buy junk food. The proposal would impact the 215,000 people on food stamps in Maine. It says if you’re collecting food stamp benefits, you can’t use that taxpayer money to buy things like candy and soda. The proposal comes after a CBS 13 investigation last spring found you can use food stamps to buy a gift basket with M&Ms, fun dip, and even dress up toys.

Republican State Senator Roger Katz submitted a bill to cut “taxable food items” from the program. The state says those items include things like candy, confections, fudge, and soft drinks. “Here’s the deal – the food stamp program is the supplemental nutritional assistance program – I’ll emphasize the word nutritional,” Sen. Katz, said.

Non-taxable items are still covered. Those are considered grocery staples, like bread, milk, and vegetables. “This bill just says – look, if we’re going to be giving taxpayer dollars to people appropriately they should use it to buy nutritional foods,” Sen. Katz said, “We’re trying to get nutritional food to people who can’t afford to buy it necessarily themselves.”

AND.... this is fantastic news as well.

The State of Maine is fighting back and removing 6,500 people from the welfare roles.
They accomplished this feat by passing legislation requiring all able bodied, single people without children to either volunteer for 20 hours a week or enroll in an employment training program before they are allowed to receive taxpayer dollars.
“We must continue to do all that we can to eliminate generational poverty and get people back to work,” said Maine Gov. Paul LePaige. “We must protect our limited resources for those who are truly in need and who are doing all they can to be self-sufficient."

This is a great start, and I believe it will stop the abuse, there is still room for improvement, however, this is going in the right direction.

I would also, add that women or families be paid for only 2 children, if they continue to have more children, they should be responsible for them. Some women keep having babies so they won't have to go to work and collect a nice sum of money off of the taxpayers, while vegging out on their couches.

It's time to play hard ball with the freeloaders.