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Jun. 9th, 2016


WTF? Didn't this country get enough when Bill was lying in office?

President Obama endorses Hillary: "I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office."

She certanly has the lying and mis-use of funds down pat.

Feb. 4th, 2016


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new service from AT&T 75m

Sep. 15th, 2015


Trump the Candidate

To all you that plan on voting for Trump, watch the documentary called, "You've been Trumped".

Then ask yourself if you can actually vote for him.

Sep. 8th, 2015


Kim Davis from Kentucky

Looks like she is out and about.
Does not look like jail agreed with her.
I personally would tell her to not mix her religous views with her secular job.

If she wants to protest gay rights then when she gets off the government clock at 5pm, she can protest all she wants. During the day she is getting paid to push papers, not provide a judgemdnt on couples.

Judge not lest ye be judged.

Aug. 14th, 2015


Sorry Muslems You have a mess to clean up.

I have heard from several Devout Muslems?  Islamists?  That they believe much likewe do.

Then I read things like this.

Maybe most Muslems do not believe this way. Until they crack down on the extremeists no one will believe them.
Yes  Christians had nuts like this. They got slapprd down and mostly kept under control

Mormans have nuts like this. Using young girls as 'wives' because some man wrote it was ok back in the 1830's

Until the crazys and the nutjobs are delt with you ate not going to be a 'religion of peace' to most people.

Deal with the nutjob inmans and you might be accepted.

Aug. 11th, 2015


Hillary and the email server.

I was in the military.
I then worked for the State Department.
That was 19 years ago.
In either job, of I had emailed even Confidential info I would be sitting in a prision somewhere still.

Aug. 7th, 2015


Trump comment

Watching CNN to night at work. Saw a comment reported as being made by "The Donald".

Quoted as " I am Hillary's worst nightmare. "

I thought that was Monica.

Aug. 1st, 2014



I just read an interesting article.Why Is Internet Still So Slow And Expensive In The U.S.?

to quote it here

Take the National Broadband Map. Many of us in the industry define true broadband as a symmetric connection with at least 100 megabits per second (Mbps).  If you believe the National Broadband map, 97% of North Carolina (where I live) has access to 100 Mbps.  Yet, almost no one that I know either in North Carolina or across the United States can download at at that speed. (Check my earlier article for a chart of speeds that my technology aware friends shared with me last fall.)

Meanwhile, the FCC’s minimum standard for broadband is set as 4 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload, but no one I know considers that true broadband.

Using AT&T Uverse I am paying for approx 21mbps down.
Below you can see that since I have one TV running taking some of that bandwidth, I am getting 11.93mbps down. 4.80mbps up.


Jumping to the National Broadband Map it appears I should be getting much more.
Someone in the Government is cooking the books.
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Jan. 2nd, 2014


Newspapers want to give Snowden relief

New York Times wants to list Snowden as a whistleblower.

Interesting when I was in the military and sent to NSA, we had several routes to address concerns.

As far as I have read he did not use any of them. This and a statement from him stating that he 'planned' to do this.

Therefore he is NOT a whistleblower. Jail should be the least of his worries.
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Nov. 28th, 2012


A Different Christmas Poem

No idea where it started or who wrote it.

A Different Christmas Poem

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, Then the
sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..
To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night."

"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."

"My dad stood his watch in the jungles of Nam ,
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.
I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile."

Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue...an American flag.
"I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home."

"I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother.."

"Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall.
So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."

"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long."

"For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."


 Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our service men and women for our being able to celebrate these festivities.  Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.

Why is my 'mood' set to Cranky?
Because Congress and the President continue to make new Veterans but keep cutting the promised benefits and services of the ones we have now.

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