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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kudos To St Louis, and Port Salerno Seafood Fest

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Hey folks,

I have to give a few Kudos out today. First, to St Louis. They have decided to pay respects to those in deserving of Thanks and Respect. According to the AP - St. Louis parade on Iraq War's end draws thousands By JIM SALTER

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Looking around at the tens of thousands of people waving American flags and cheering, Army Maj. Rich Radford was moved that so many braved a cold January wind Saturday in St. Louis to honor people like him: Iraq War veterans.

The parade, borne out of a simple conversation between two St. Louis friends a month ago, was the nation's first big welcome-home for veterans of the war since the last troops were withdrawn from Iraq in December.
Amen. Way to go. Whatever you think of the War, you HAVE to respect those that paid the Price. Those that stood up and said I will go. Those that simply did what their Commander and Chief told them to do. I said it before, I will say it again. Hate the War all you want, but support the TROOPS. Thank you St Louis. Unlike Mayor Blooming Idiot of NYC who said no. One of the Lamest excuses I have ever heard. AP - Mayor Bloomberg: No NYC parade for Iraq War vets

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says there will be no city parade for Iraq War veterans in the foreseeable future because of objections voiced by military officials.

The mayor said on his Friday appearance on WOR Radio officials in Washington "think a parade would be premature while we still have so many troops in harm's way around the world."
He probably hasn't found a way to Tax it yet. And until he does, no Parade for you!

Welcome to the Big Sunday Edition of the OPNTalk Blog, I am of course your Provocateur of Thought himself, Peter Carlock. If you want to be part of the OPNTalk Blog, send me Articles, leave comments, or just say Hi, the Email as always is opntalk@gmail.com.

I have some bad news for some of you, some good news for others. I have VERY little time today and A LOT to cover, so the Idiots have the day off. I will also be spending a lot of time on Energy, with a Three Part Series coming right up. It DOES effect all of us. Coming right up?

Big Talk 850 WFTL
Energy Means American Security
Energy Means Revenue
Energy Means JOBS
Fried Food Not A Direct Cause Of Heart Risk


Before we get to that, I want to give another Kudos to the folks that organized the Port Salerno Seafood Festival. It was a great time. Great food, great music, and all those People. I can't wait to see the numbers. Folks, I'm telling you, if you are EVER in Sunny South Florida during this time, you really have to check it out.

We got there about 11 am. Paid the Two Bucks and took the Trolley to the Fest. We walked around and was thoroughly entertained by the Mermaids, uh, yeah, the Boys and I REALLY enjoyed the Mermaids, {Smile} Pirates, Musicians, to all the regular Folks there just like us. It truly was a great time. The only thing negative I would have to say is this. I know it's a Festival, but did we really have to be greeted right off the Trolley at 11 am, by Alcohol? Just saying. But all in all it was a GREAT time. We saw no problems, just folks having a GREAT time.

A Special thanks also goes out to Grace Place Community Church for setting up the kid Area. Bounce Houses, Pony Rides, Arts and Crafts. Just a fun and safe place to bring your Kids to burn off some of that energy.

OK, going to fill my cup, be right back to dive in and get started.
Peter

Sources:
AP - St. Louis parade on Iraq War's end draws thousands
AP - Mayor Bloomberg: No NYC parade for Iraq War vets
Port Salerno Seafood Festival.
Grace Place Community Church

Big Talk 850 WFTL

I officially love this Radio Station..

Hey folks,

You all know that I am a Radio Talk Junkie. Use to be I did some flipping around the Dial, listening to this or that Show. Then one faithful morning I tuned into 850 WFTL, and found The Conversation with Rich Stevens and Dave McBride. The greatest morning Show on the Air Today. I think I mentioned them once of twice, and you may have even heard me on the Show, once or twice..{Smile}

Well, this got my attention. I love Dave's News Casts, and found he also does the EARLY AM Show. All news with a flare of Entertainment. So I tuned in even earlier. But like many, I turned the Dial at 12 pm for another little Radio Show that goes on at this time. But one day, and I'll be honest, a fill in Host was, well, filling in. So I stayed on 850 and listened to The Joyce Kaufman Show Folks, I'm telling you, if you give Joyce say a week? You will be hooked.

Well, something has been happening over at 850 Radio. They are changing and growing, 50,000 watts of Power, new Building, new concept, new name. They are now "Big Talk 850". Live, Local, and fun. The goal is to BE local. You see all the Hosts from Sun up to Sun Down live right here in Sunny South Florida. This means, if YOU live here, what effects you, effects THEM. They are in it with ya. Isn't that much better than someone sitting in an Office on the other side of the Country attempting to tell you what the Traffic is like. Or what upcoming local events are. Or whatever? Seriously. If you call up, they can relate because they are in it too. Great Concept.

Well, now I do not even have a reason to switch the Dial at 3pm. Nope. They they now have a NEW Host at 3pm. Paul Barsky, who does the "Barsky Show." Now this is a Brand New Show. It just started Wednesday. They do not even have a picture of him on the Website, nor any information yet. But I'll tell you what, I checked out the Show Friday, and I will admit, I haven't laughed so hard as I did Friday, for a while. It was fresh, entertaining, and just plain fun.

Look, if you truly want to be entertained, you just need to check out the new Big Talk 850. It really is that simple. No need to change the dial. Especially if you live here in Sunny South Florida. These are not Show that are hard core, down the line, Political Shows. They are REAL Entertainment. There is something for everyone. Don't worry though, you will never find anyone more passionate about saving America than Joyce Kaufman. Trust me, check them out. If you do not live here in Sunny South Florida? That's OK too. Check out the Website, and click on Listen Live. You will not be disappointed. When you do, be ready to call 877-850-8585, and join in the Conversation. Tell them where you are calling from, where you heard about them as well, {Smile}and have fun. Don't forget to check out the Brand New "Barsky Show" and be prepared to laugh..
Peter

Energy Means American Security

I'm going to attack you. I know you can beat me. I take your Ammo.

Hey folks

Lets try it this way, shall we? I do not like you. I have something you need. I do like your money. I sell you what you need, and I charge you whatever I choose to. You pay it. You do not have a choice. I have it. You need it.

So this relationship goes on for a while. Then I say, you know what? If you wish to keep getting what I have, you better start doing this. You say no. OK. You are cut off. You say? What?

So I decide that this is not good enough. I decide to teach you a lesson. I'm going to attack you. I know you can beat me. I know you have a lot of Guns. But I'm the one that has the Ammo you need for those guns. So? I take your Ammo. Kinda hard to fight back if your guns are empty.

This is how we have been operating in the World. The World runs on Oil. Right, Wrong, or Indifferent, that is just a fact. We need Oil for our daily lives, our Economy, and to heat our homes. Why do you think that the Oil Sanctions are place on Iran. To disrupt their daily lives, and to attempt to get them to do something we want them to do. It's effective to a degree.

However, Iran has others helping them out. Russia and China are two that are helping them. There are a few others. But lets say the UN decides that we have to start doing something, or that what we are doing is against their Will. Imagine if Countries put and Oil Sanction on us.

Now picture someone like Iran wishing to attack us. All they have to do is stop our supply of Oil. Not only do we need Oil to drive our Cars, Heat our Homes, and supply Power to all, we need it for our Machines of War as well. Like taking Ammo from Guns, a Tank or a Jet is nothing without Oil.

So for years we have foolishly relied on the good will of those that do not like us to begin with. For years, for solely Political reasons, we have ignored our own resources. Now, as the World grows more and more dangerous, we are decreasing our own production and increasing our dependence on these outside entities. We have to be concerned with what is going on all over the World. We have to intervene in some cases, for no other reason, than we need the supply of Oil to continue to flow.

If we have started Drilling when President Bush said we would, we would long since started seeing the benefits of it. If we did not place a moratorium on ALL Drilling based on a freak accident, or whatever, we would not have seen some on the negative effects we have now by not doing anything. If Obama would just say Yes to the Keystone Pipeline, we could have up to 90 percent of our Liquid Energy from right here, and from our friends in the North.

If we were using our own resources, we would have the luxury of picking and choosing what battles to fight outside our own Boarders. We would not have to listen to those that do not like us. We would not have to worry if we could defend ourselves if needed.

Sometimes when talking about American Security, you must realize that this does not always mean flying Planes into Buildings. It could be as simple as blocking our Supply of Oil. Rising the prices to levels that hurt our Economy. Or just saying NO to us.

What would you call someone who chooses not to fix National Security, costing America zero, and increasing Jobs, and Revenue along the way? Think about that..Be right back.
Peter

Energy Means Revenue

Look at Canada. So much revenue that Canadians get free money.

Hey folks,

Our National Debt is what? We are spending what? We are throwing away how much money on what? Truth is, with any business and or individual, more regulations, taxes, and interference, means less revenue. It just does.

If I'm making 10 Billion a Quarter, and someone says, I'm going to tak,,,wait a second. Did you see Apple's numbers? Seriously? Over a hundred million IPhones sold at $500.00 a pop? something like 25 million IPads? At what a pop? How much "Windfall Profit" is Apple making and why is there no outrage over this? {Sigh} I know, I know. Anyway, where was I, oh yeah, I make 10 Billion in a Quarter and someone says to me, "That's too much. You do not deserve it. We are going to take everything over, say 5 Billion. And look at all the good that will do." You will never see it. I will do whatever I have to do, to keep my profit margin under that 5 Bil..

If you Tax me? I will raise my Prices for my Customers and will find Legal Loopholes to hide my money. If I have to, I'll take my Business elsewhere where I do not have to worry about all that. Fact is, higher Taxes and Oppressive Regulations mean LESS revenue. Not more.

Now we have talked about American Security and Jobs. Now lets talk about new and nearly guaranteed Revenue. I'm not talking peanuts here. I am talking Hundreds of Billions, if not a Trillion Dollars a year. Increased Revenue for EVERY Local, State, and Federal Governments. Look at Canada. So much revenue that Canadians get free money. Every year they get a check for Thousands of dollars, plus, whatever they may get in tax refunds. How would YOU like to get free money for no other reason than the Government made too much money dealing with our own Energy resources? This is not a Dream. It could be a Reality.

Think about that Reality. No more worries about $4.00 a gallon Gas. No more wondering how Grandma will heat her home. No more concerns over what is happening in the Middle East. Nope. None. Not when talking Energy at least.

Folks, JUST the Keystone Pipeline could give us the Reality of 92 percent of all our Liquid Fuel being drawn from our own resources, and our friends in the North. Couple that with the Shale Energy revolution, and possible new Drilling? We are now talking revenue in the Trillions. Jobs in the Millions. American Security fortified due to the fact ONE HUNDRED PERCENT self producing and usage of Energy. We can get there.

I will ask again. What do you call a person that rejects Hundreds of Billions into the Trillions of Dollars in NEW Revenue in an Economy where we have seen our debt rise to uncontrollable levels? What do you call a person that CAUSES hundreds of Thousands of Job Losses in a Country with record high Unemployment? With Tens Of Thousand of new Unemployed, meaning no paycheck, meaning they can no longer pay Mortgages, meaning even more Home Foreclosures. What do you call a person that increases Energy Cost for every Man, Woman, and Child in this Country? As we already know, increased Energy Costs MEAN Increased EVERYTHING Costs.

More importantly, what do you call a person that does all these things, on purpose?!? Intentionally?!? With a Plan? Somehow ignorant, and or Stupid, just doesn't cover it. We have such a person in this Country that has done all these things, and continues to do all these things, his name is Barack Obama. President Barack Obama.

I really do not get it. Someone came to me and said, you know Pete, we know that you are looking at losing your House. We know you are in Debt beyond your ability to pay, and we want to help you. All you have to do is allow us to operate in your back yard. We will come in, give you free money, make sure you no longer have to rely on anyone else to meet your needs in area Y. Oh, did we mention that on top of all that, we will give you what you need and already pay too much for? When we leave, you will not even know we were there. It would be a no brainer for me. I would not be saying NO. I would be saying Welcome. Do your thing.
Peter

Energy Means JOBS

How many Billions have we thrown away?

Hey folks,

When you look at this, you have to see the Reality of the situation. This Administration is doing the exact opposite of what needs to be done to create Jobs. Remember our friend Paul Driessen? This is from his Post OPNTalk- American energy can jump-start US recovery Paul Driessen

Even businesses on the leading edge of the “green revolution,” crony capitalism and lobbying for dollars are faring poorly. After lapping up $1.5 billion in government red-ink subsidies and loan guarantees, three US solar companies filed for bankruptcy and fired over 2,000 workers. And still the Energy Department shoveled more billions of tax dollars into more wind and solar projects, despite voter objections. DOE also sponsored programs that cost $20 million to create 14 jobs and weatherize four Seattle houses in a year. It spent $80 billion to create 225,000 “clean energy” jobs – at $356,000 apiece. It shells out $6 billion a year to grow corn on an area bigger than Indiana, and convert it into ethanol that gets a third less mileage per gallon than gasoline.
There is now a Battery Company going bye-bye. This means even more Jobs lost. More money wasted. How many Billions have we thrown away? Green Company after Green Company going Bankrupt and out of Business. Taking with them JOBS. I love this. "DOE also sponsored programs that cost $20 million to create 14 jobs and weatherize four Seattle houses in a year." {Laughing} If it were not so serious, that would be funny. "$80 billion to create 225,000 “clean energy” jobs – at $356,000 apiece." That most of end up going bye-bye themselves. How would you like to make $356,000?

Now Obama is spending Money that should be paying off the Debt. For failed Policies and Agendas. He is adding to it. Truth is, if we were not giving these Green Companies Hundreds of Billions, they would all be gone. Most anyway.

Obama is also killing Jobs by his outward and open attacks on anything Natural. Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas. Hundreds of Thousands of real, well paid, Benefit giving, American Jobs. Hundreds of Thousands of Oil Jobs gone via Moratorium. More with the de-facto Moratorium. He just said NO to the Keystone Pipeline that would create Tens of Thousands of jobs, nearly overnight. NO to new Exploration and Drilling that would create Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs. NO to Coal. Costing Thousands of more Jobs lost. He is openly seeking to stop Shale Energy Production by attempting to stop Hydraulic Fracturing. If successful, more Thousands of Jobs will be lost yet again.

In contrast to the "Green Energy Industry?"

The petroleum industry alone currently supports some 9.2 million jobs, but could do much more. Recent studies by Wood McKenzie, ICF International and other analysts conclude that opening currently off-limits onshore and offshore areas could generate an additional $800 billion in government revenues and another 1.4 million jobs, by 2030. That includes primary jobs for roughnecks on rigs; secondary jobs in steel making, construction, pipelines, refineries, transportation and other sectors; and indirect jobs in hotel, restaurant, retail and other sectors that benefit from the increased energy, payrolls and economic activity. We could do likewise with coal, nuclear and hydroelectric projects.
But this Administration seems little interested in actually creating Jobs. They seem more bent on furthering agendas. Playing Politics.

Don't be fooled by Obama coming out and saying he was going to auction off Leases. He does not care about new Oil. He is just attempting to get Votes. He says he will do this, yet there are so many strings attached that it will not be worth it for anyone to do it. Not to mention, if there is no Oil? It's like this. Someone tells you that you can go dig for Gold in Area A. So you buy that right. You go and scan the area, you find little to nothing. However, all indications are that Area B does contain Gold. So you go back and they say, "Sorry. We gave you a lease for Area A, So unless you spend a few Million on the Lease you already have, we will not give you one for B." Ask yourself, would you throw that money away KNOWING that there is no Gold? Or at least not enough to make up the cost of going to get it? Of course not. That is what the Government is doing. They KNOW that there is no Oil in these areas, or the Companies WOULD be Drilling as we speak.

No folks, Energy really does equal Jobs. The right Energy equals Hundreds of Thousands of real, well paid, Benefit giving, American Jobs. Not shells. Not phony. Not show. Not Temp. Real, well paid, Benefit giving, American Jobs.

We have record high Unemployment. If you are not working, you are not buying a new Home. You are not buying that new Car. You are not buying that new Monster Big Screen TV. If you are not working, you are not generating and injecting revenue into the Economy. More Jobs lost means more damage to an already hurting Economy.

All we ever hear is how brilliant Obama is. Then let me ask you this. If this is true, then he is doing all this on purpose. Right? If not, he is the most ignorant President we have ever had. I'm not sure if the real reason matters. The end result is the same. When one does not use the answer that is so crystal clear for everyone else to see, one would have to ask themselves, why? Would one not?

Be right back with Part 3.
Peter

Fried Food Not A Direct Cause Of Heart Risk

Well, who knew?

Hey folks,

Most of you know I try to eat more healthy than I use to. You know I pay attention to Health News that is out there, and I bring it to you. We have talked about how this study shows you that this or that is bad for you today, tomorrow? Well, then it's not only OK, but it may even be good for you. Then again, with some of these studies, one has to wonder WHY they even did them in the first place. They go on and on for Pages and at the end they say things like, "We are not sure." Or, "Study does not prove or disprove original belief."

So I have told you many times, everything in moderation. If you are gaining wait, the best Diet in the World, works every time it is tried, on every one. The ELMM Diet. Eat Less Move More.

Then you get stuff like this. {Smile} There is no direct correlation between the amount of fried food people eat and their risk of Heart Disease? According to The Slide Show - Fried food not a direct cause of heart risk, new research finds By Eric Pfeiffer The Sideshow

A new study has found that there is no direct correlation between the amount of fried food people eat and their risk of heart disease. Instead, the research found that long-term heart risk depended more on what kind of oil was used in the cooking process — olive oil and sunflower oil are considered the healthiest.

The study, published in the British Medical Journal, studied the eating and cooking habits of 40,000 people in Spain for nearly 15 years. The Mediterranean diet favored by most individuals in the study leans heavily on fried foods, particularly fried fish, but also the healthier olive and sunflower oils for the frying.
So as long as I Fry the Oreo in Sunflower Oil, it's all OK? Just kidding folks...

The Telegraph reports that study participants were then broken into four different groups, based on how often they ate fried foods. Over the course of the study there were 606 medical cases linked to heart disease, but those results were fairly evenly split between the four subsets. More from the study:

"In a Mediterranean country where olive and sunflower oils are the most commonly used fats for frying, and where large amounts of fried foods are consumed both at and away from home, no association was observed between fried food consumption and the risk of coronary heart disease or death."

Professor Michael Leitzmann from Germany's University of Regensburg said in the study that two similar research projects found comparable results showing no direct correlation between fried foods and heart disease.

"Taken together, the myth that frying food is generally bad for the heart is not supported by available evidence," Leitzmann wrote."However, this does not mean that frequent meals of fish and chips will have no health consequences," noting that the fried foods have higher calorie counts and are linked to obesity and high blood pressure.
Well, of course. If you eat an insane amount of anything, it will have a negative effect on you. If you eat Fast Food, say once in a while, a month, or even once a week, it's OK. Eat it Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, yeah, you may have an issue.

Now, before you throw caution to the wind and sign a Jumbaco petition, bear in mind that not only do those fatty foods contain more sodium and calories, most Americans use less healthy oils to fry their foods. And even more damaging, re-used cooking oils reportedly contain higher levels of saturated fats, which are linked to poor heart health.
Well, is this NOT why they are posting the Study. Use healthier Oil?

As Victoria Taylor, senior heart health dietitian at the British Heart Foundation, told the Telegraph, "We currently recommend swapping saturated fats like butter, lard or palm oil for unsaturated fats as a way of keeping your cholesterol down and this study gives further cause to make that switch...Regardless of the cooking methods used, consuming foods with high fat content means a high calorie intake. This can lead to weight gain and obesity, which is a risk factor for heart disease.
{Laughing} so even though this Study says Fried Food does not cause Heart Disease, the Author must not like the findings, has to add this? "Regardless of the cooking methods used, consuming foods with high fat content means a high calorie intake. This can lead to weight gain and obesity, which is a risk factor for heart disease."{Laughing} Moderation folks, moderation. And healthier cooking Oil. It's all good..
Peter

Sources:
The Slide Show - Fried food not a direct cause of heart risk, new research finds

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Relative Costs

It is all calculated and connected.

Hey folks,

It amazes me that some still do not understand what I mean when I say "The cost of Energy goes up, so does the cost of EVERYTHING else." It does truly amaze me that some can not get this concept. So I want to spend some time today talking about Relative Costs.

Factory A Produces Product B, Ships it to Store C, where you go and buy it. Lets start with Factory A. Factory A has to buy the Material to make Product B. They have to buy the Boxes to pack it in to ship it out. All this, most of the time, have to be Shipped IN. So Factory A has to pay the Fuel Costs to have that all shipped in BEFORE they even start Production.

Now that they have the Materials in route, they have to pay for the Energy to run the Factory. They need Electric to operate the Machines, keep the lights on, Heat, AC, ETC. So now the Materials arrive, and they Produce Product B. Lets say it cost them $1.00 to produce it.

After Production, they now pack it up and Ship it out. They now pay a Shipping or Delivery Company, say $1.00 to take it to Store C. Now Store C buys it for $2.25. That is to cover Costs and a little bit for a Profit. Now Product B is on the shelve waiting for you to come in and buy it. But wait...

Store C has to light the Sign, keep the Lights on, Heat, AC, ETC. as well. They now have to cover the Cost of buying the Product B. Plus a little bit to make a Profit. So Product B NOW costs you $3.25.

Now if the Price of Oil goes up? It will now cost MORE for this whole process. From buying the Material, Boxes, Power to produce, then Ship, ALL goes up. Now Product B costs $1.25 to Produce. $1.25 to Ship. Store C now has to buy it for $2.75. Store C's Electric Bill just went up also. So just to make about the same Profit, and cover the costs, Product B now cost you $3.75.

Do not forget, while all this is happening, YOUR Electric Bill just went up. It now cost you MORE to keep the lights on. More to heat your Home. More to run the AC. Go to the Gas Station to get fuel to go to Store C, or anywhere, it now cost YOU more there as well.

The decision to NOT run a Pipeline, Drill Here, or use our OWN resources in anyway, WILL effect ALL of us. It doesn't matter what side of the Political Isle you are on. It doesn't matter if you are Black or White. It doesn't matter what Religion you believe in. It WILL effect every Man, Woman, and Child in this Country. When I think about this, I think about those on Fixed Incomes. Retired People. Unemployed People. Disabled People. Even Single Family Homes. People that do NOT have unlimited resources. You know, like those in Congress and Government making these decisions for the rest of us.

All this is also leaving aside another absolute fact. That increasing our dependency on Foreign Governments, that do not like us to begin with, DECREASES our National Security and general well being. When you realize that all this can be avoided by simply saying YES, we will use our own resources. We WILL allow a Pipeline to go through our Great Country. We WILL create Tens to Hundreds of Thousands of new Jobs. We WILL decrease our dependency on Foreign Governments. We WILL reduce the Cost of EVERYTHING. Yet we do NOT do it. One would have to wonder, WHY?
Peter

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Debates are Over, Keystone May Be Alive and Well, Port Salerno Seafood Fest...

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Hey folks,

That's IT!!! It's all over. Chuck Norris Endorses Newt Gingrich. Since we all know how tough Chuck Norris IS, no one is going to dare challenge him. So there is no reason to continue with the Debates...{Smile}

Happy Sunday to ya folks....Welcome to the OPNTalk Blog. This IS your Provocateur of Thought himself, Peter Carlock, and this IS the Big Sunday Edition of the OPNTalk Blog. Glad you stopped by. If you want to be a part of the OPNTalk Blog, the Email is, as always, opntalk@gmail.com.

Did you catch this? The Keystone Pipeline MAY be alive and well. Regardless of what Obama wants. That's RIGHT. That's GREAT News. I hope they do it. According to Bloomberg - TransCanada May Shorten Keystone XL, Bypass Federal Review January 20, 2012, 12:08 AM EST

TransCanada Corp. may shorten the initial path for its rejected Keystone XL project, bringing oil from Montana’s Bakken Shale to refiners in the Gulf of Mexico and removing the need for federal approval.

“There certainly is a potential opportunity to connect the Bakken to the Gulf Coast,” Alex Pourbaix, TransCanada’s president of energy and oil pipelines, said in a telephone interview today. “That is obviously something we’ll be looking into over the next few weeks.”
Good. Too bad we have a President that likes to play Politics, with American Security and the American Economy, instead of doing the most obvious and RIGHT thing to do for the Country.

Coming right up today?

Obama Ruled?
Bye Bye Obmamnet, For Now Anyway
Can Coffee Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?
DLA For Sunday 012212
IWA for Sunday 012212


All that in just a few minutes. I'll tell ya what folks, I can wait til next week. January 28, 2012 is the return of the Port Salerno Sea Food Festival. I missed it last year due to prior obligations, but I will NOT be missing it this Year.

I am an acute observer of People and Human Nature. I could go to a Mall, and sit for hours and just WATCH people. So you bring something like THIS, where there will be Hundreds of Thousands, if not MILLIONS of People, you KNOW I'll be there. Besides all that, I love Seafood. {Smile}

Folks, I'm telling ya, if you are EVER in Sunny South Florida during this time of year, you HAVE to check out the Port Salerno Seafood Fest. It is GREAT every time I go. Food, Music, and all those people. It really is a blast.

But that is NEXT week. I AM here today, and we have a lot to cover. Going to fill my cup. Be right back
Peter

Obama Ruled?

Obama and Michelle THINK they are Royalty.

Hey folks,

Since Obama took Office, we have seen it. From Lavish Parties at the White House, to Lavish Trips abroad, to Record number of Golf Games and Vacations with the Rich and Famous. It is pretty clear. Obama and Michelle THINK they are Royalty. From Obama "Knighting" people into power, just declaring them in charge of this or that, to completely Ignoring the Constitution, Obama feels that he is OWED this Power. He is King. He is in Charge of the Obamanation. He is doing EVERYTHING he can to bring about a Country the way HE feels it should be. Forget what the Peasants think. They are too stupid to know what is good for them to begin with.

Here is the Problem. He has support. The Media has treated him as a Messiah. As a King. They refuse to investigate ANYHTING negative about him. We have a President that STILL has not released School Records, Health Records, or offered ANY proof whatsoever he IS who the Media has Portrayed him as. He and Queen Michelle take Lavish trips in DIFFERENT Air Crafts, Hours Apart. He reserves the Entire Taj Mahal. The Queen goes on massive Shopping Trips on the Tax Payer's Dime. Yet someone looking to run against him gets attacked and criticised about buying Jewelry for his Wife. With his own Money. We still do not know a SINGLE Ex Girlfriend, or Boyfriend of Obama's. No one knows a single ex-student of Obama's. No one remembers working with him in College . No past Classmates? No past Landlords, Friends, ETC. Nothing. Yet anyone DARES oppose the King, is attacked and destroyed by the Media.

Hear is a CLEAR Example of what I'm talking about. According to Reuters - U.S. gives church groups a year on birth control rule Get the first Paragraph of this Story.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday ruled that religiously affiliated nonprofit organizations, including hospitals and universities, will have to offer birth-control coverage to women employees but gave the organizations an extra year to comply.
Obama Ruled????? Really? Obama RULED?!?!? But do not worry The All Knowing, All Merciful, King Barack Hussein Obama, has given them one year to comply. Obama Ruled? Where are the cries of Separ,,,never mind.

So Obama demands that Private Religious Organization MUST offer Birth Control. He has NO Authority to do this folks. NONE. It IS Unconstitutional. But then again, MOST of the things that Obama does IS Unconstitutional. One of the Problems is NO ONE is calling him on it. The Media LOVE what he does. They LOVE it. They are also controlled by the Liberal Left Kook Fringe. They simply Report, or NOT Report, whatever they are told.

In a decision expected to draw opposition from religious conservatives, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule requiring affiliated groups to provide a broad range of services, from implanted contraceptive devices to the morning-after pill. Many do not at present.

The government's decision does not apply to churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and some religiously-affiliated elementary and secondary schools, which remain exempt.

But it comes as a blow to the interests of some religious authorities.

When HHS first announced plans to adopt the birth control rule last August, it stirred protests from religious groups including the Roman Catholic Church that wanted the exemption to apply to a broader category of organizations. The Catholic Church holds contraception to be sinful.

The change, intended to reduce unwanted pregnancies and abortions, is part of President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, his signature domestic policy achievement, which is facing major challenges from the Supreme Court and Republicans this year as the president seeks re-election.

"This decision was made after very careful consideration, including the important concerns some have raised about religious liberty," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement.

"This proposal strikes the appropriate balance between respecting religious freedom and increasing access to important preventive services."
No it doesn't. Allow me to post something that THIS Administration, and the Liberal Loons, have NO CLUE what IT actually says.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." US Constitution First Amendment.
Lets see. , the US Constitution applies to the Federal Government. NOT the States, NOT the Private Organizations. The Federal Government. Second, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion," The Federal Government cannot ESTABLISH a NATIONAL Religion. Think England. They cannot CREATE a National Religion and Create Laws forcing people to fund and Worship at Direction of said Religion. Third? "or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."Meaning, the Federal Government cannot, I repeat, CANNOT, interfere in ANY WAY WHATSOEVER, of YOUR RIGHT to Worship ANY WHERE, ANY WAY, you chose. They can NOT dictate to PRIVATE RELIGIOUS Organizations how they operate. Period.

I know, I know, Obama don't care about the Constitution. From refusing to enforce Laws that he doesn't agree with, including refusing to Prosecute CRIMES if the Offenders a Black, to Defend Marriage, to appointing recess Appointments when Congress is not in Recess. Hell, Obamacare. Obama don't like, nor does he CARE, about the Constitution. No one is standing up against him. Not the Media, sadly, not even the GOP.

Look, in 2010, YOU Spoke loud and clear. The New People that YOU Put into Office are TRYING to do the Right thing. Problem is, they do not have the Numbers yet. They still have the Establishment Republicans to answer to. They still have to fall into place. We need MORE true Conservatives Elected to Power. We need sheer numbers. We need enough SANE Adults in Congress to override the Establishment Leaders. We need enough to take over the Direction of Congress.

I want you to remember all the things that Obama has done. I want you to THINK about this type of Headline. "Obama Ruled" when you go into the Polling Place. Do you want 4 more years? Possibly a lot MORE than 4 more years? Remember, there ARE some in Congress that are OPENLY and ACTIVELY Talking about doing away with Elections all together. Think about 4 more years of Obama with NOTHING to lose. Think of how much MORE Damage can be done. Think about how much more FREEDOMS can be lost. Think about America itself. What kind of Country do you want to leave for YOUR Kids? Time to make some REALLY, Difficult for some, easy for others, but SERIOUS for ALL, decisions for our own future. Make no mistake about it, America itself IS at Stake. Obama Ruled? Time to Rule Obama DONE!
Peter

Sources:
Reuters - U.S. gives church groups a year on birth control rule

Bye Bye Obmamnet, For Now Anyway

We won again. For now.

Hey folks,

As I have told you for YEARS now, the Liberals HATE the free exchange of Information and Thought. It is a THREAT to THEM. It just is. So they have been attempting to shut down Talk Radio and they have been looking for a way to control the Internet.

They will NEVER Shut Down Talk Radio as long as Rush Limbaugh is on the Air. WAY too big and powerful. They have tried, but they will NEVER Win against him. So they went after another problem as they see it. The Internet. I told you WHY they Hate the Internet. First they give Obama Power to take it over by simply declaring a National Emergency. Then they come up with THIS. "Anti Online Piracy Legislation."

We all know what this is all about. We were not having any of this. Once again, they were Stupid enough to THINK we are that Stupid. Once again, they THOUGHT they were the smartest people in the Room when in all honesty, they were the dumbest.

So what happened? We won. They Lost. According to Fox News - Anti-Piracy Bill Put on Backburner

WASHINGTON – Congressional leaders announced Friday that they are putting controversial anti-online piracy legislation on the backburner, amid widespread objections from the tech community and others.

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said he will postpone an upcoming vote on his chamber's proposal. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, quickly followed suit, saying consideration of a similar House bill would be postponed "until there is wider agreement on a solution."
Translation, NO ONE, except far Left Liberal Loons, were going to Vote FOR this. Most Democrats along with most Republicans want nothing to do with this.

Earlier in the week, major websites and Internet companies protested the proposal. Wikipedia blacked out its site for a day, while Google circulated a petition that generated more than seven million signatures. The White House also raised concerns about the proposal over the weekend, though later claimed the president was not taking sides.

Reid said in a statement that "in light of recent events," he would postpone a test vote that had been set for Tuesday. He said he's "optimistic" lawmakers can reach a compromise in the coming weeks.

"There is no reason that the legitimate issues raised by many about this bill cannot be resolved," he said. "Counterfeiting and piracy cost the American economy billions of dollars and thousands of jobs each year, with the movie industry alone supporting over 2.2 million jobs. We must take action to stop these illegal practices. We live in a country where people rightfully expect to be fairly compensated for a day's work, whether that person is a miner in the high desert of Nevada, an independent band in New York City, or a union worker on the back lots of a California movie studio."
Reid, it really is simple to understand. GET THE HELL OUT of our Private Lives and DO your Job. SERVE the People. Not rule over them. That was pretty impressive folks. SEVEN MILLION Signatures? Your Calls, Emails, and Letters? You WON!

Once again, I want you to think of this. Be it Private Business, like Bank of America, Verizon, or even the Government, the Power IS the People. WE are the Boss. It's TIME we realize it and start acting LIKE it. The Government is no different than at anytime in the Past. They are still a “Government of the People, by the People, for the People.” They may THINK they are Royalty, or that THEY Rule over us. But they don't. They WORK for us. And it IS, just that simple.
Peter

Sources:
Fox News - Anti-Piracy Bill Put on Backburner

Can Coffee Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Well, here we go again.

Hey folks,

Lets see. Coffee =

Good at preventing some Cancers.
Reduce the odds of having a Stroke.
May reduce Blood Pressure.

But WAIT.....

Coffee may CAUSE Cancer.
May RISE Blood Pressure.
You MAY hear Voices in your head.

The Stroke thing?

Jury is still out on that one. For now. My point is, one day it is GOOD for you, the next it's BAD. Now we learn that Coffee may actually help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? According to Health Day - Can Coffee Really Thwart Type 2 Diabetes?By By Serena Gordon

THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Your morning "cup of Joe" may do more than deliver the jolt you need to get going -- it may also help you stave off type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

But, before you pour yourself a second cup know this: The study authors said their research was done with cell cultures and there's no proof yet that coffee has any ability to keep type 2 diabetes at bay.
{Laughing} So WHY DO THE STORY!?!?!? Why publish the Study? I love it when I read stupid stuff like this. The Headline: "Can Coffee Really Thwart Type 2 Diabetes?" Second Paragraph? No proof whatsoever if it will or won't?

Past research has suggested a link between coffee and a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, and now Chinese researchers behind the new study think they may know why that may be so. They found three major compounds in coffee that may provide potentially beneficial effects: caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid and caffeine.
But wait,,, It DOES?

"These findings suggest that the beneficial effects of coffee consumption on type 2 diabetes mellitus may be partly due to the ability of the major coffee components and metabolites to inhibit the toxic aggregation of hIAPP [human islet amyloid polypeptide]," Ling Zheng, professor of cellular biology at Wuhan University in China, and colleagues wrote.

Human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP) is a substance normally found in the pancreas, according to background information in the study. Sometimes, however, abnormal protein deposits (toxic aggregation) arise from hIAPP. These abnormal deposits (amyloid fibrils) are found in people with type 2 diabetes, the study authors said.

The researchers wondered if blocking formation of these deposits could help prevent or treat type 2 diabetes, the more common form of the blood sugar disorder. The next step would be to find a substance that might prevent these deposits.

In 2009, a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine reported that people who drank the most coffee seemed to have the lowest risk of developing type 2 diabetes. That study reported that with each cup of coffee consumed daily, the risk of type 2 diabetes dropped by 7 percent.
OK. Lets see, average of 12 Cups per Pot, Three to four Pots a Day. I consume somewhere around 36 to 48 cups a DAY? Well, ONE of my cups is like 2 to 3 normal ones, but still. So? Reduce 7% per cup? So my Percent of NOT getting Type 2 diabetes is like 252 percent?

So, the researchers behind the new study conducted laboratory experiments to see if compounds found in coffee could inhibit the production of the abnormal protein deposits associated with hIAPP.

Caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid and caffeine -- the three most common components in coffee, the study authors said -- helped reduce the abnormal protein deposits, but caffeic acid appeared most effective.

"Our results suggest that caffeic acid had the greatest effects in the major components of coffee. The rankings for beneficial effects of coffee compounds against the toxic hIAPP aggregation are caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid and caffeine," Zheng and study co-author Kun Huang, professor of biological pharmacy at the Huazhong University of Science & Technology in Wuhan, explained in an email interview.

Because decaffeinated coffee contains even higher levels of caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid than caffeinated coffee, the beneficial effect may be even stronger for decaffeinated coffee, they added.
You can keep the Decaf. I only drink the High Octane stuff.

The investigators pointed out that this work has only been done in cells, so it's not clear if this is how coffee might help prevent diabetes in the body.

A U.S. diabetes expert was guardedly optimistic about the study's conclusions.

"Scientifically, this is a very nice paper, but it has its limitations," said Dr. Vivian Fonseca, president of medicine and science at the American Diabetes Association. "This was done in cells, not in animals or people. We also don't know if the [abnormal deposits arising from hIAPP] are the most important thing in the development of type 2 diabetes, or if it's something that develops later."

In addition, Fonseca said, the study that found a link between a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and coffee was an epidemiological study. That means the study couldn't prove cause and effect, only that there was an association between those two factors. It could be that people who drink coffee have other habits that lower their risk of diabetes.

The bottom line, said Fonseca, is it's way too soon to make any recommendations about drinking coffee to prevent diabetes. But, he added, "if you want to prevent diabetes, there are some very straightforward things to do. You can walk for 30 minutes most days of the week, and reduce calories a little bit and reduce your weight a little."
I have the Walking thing down. I will enjoy doing the Coffee thing. I will still go to the Gym. Oh wait,,this is not good news for me...

Zheng and Huang also pointed out that their study looked strictly at coffee. "Our study does not imply that the cream and sugar served with coffee will be beneficial for type 2 diabetes," they said.
All well, I guess I'll revert back to what I have always said. I'll Eat, or in this case, DRINK, what I want..{Smile} Be right back
Peter

Sources:
Health Day - Can Coffee Really Thwart Type 2 Diabetes?

DLA For Sunday 012212

The Entire GOP. Now lets hope they MEAN it...

Hey folks,


You know, I keep getting asked "Who are you going for in this Election." My answer is always the same. "ANYONE but Obama!" If a Sane Democrat jumped in, I would Vote for them. ANYONE but Obama. Just look around folks. Record High Unemployment. Record High Home Foreclosures. Record High number of People on Food Stamps. Record High Debt. Record High Energy Costs which raises that Costs of EVERYTHING. Bush did not do this. He may have opened the door, but it was ALL Obama and the Liberals in Congress that created this mess we are in.

So, who does it seem, is a FRIEND of the Democrats in this Election Cycle? Yes. The GOP. I'm not being Provocative. I'm not being sarcastic. I'm not even remotely Joking. It is the TRUTH. The Establishment Republicans have been standing in the way of REAL Change. They themselves have stood in the way, and have worked AGAINST ANY True Conservatives that started to gain ground. Many in Washington have been playing Political Games, Politics as usual, while this Administration has run wild all over the place.

Well, according to 77 WABC News - House GOP seeks unity in election-year challenge By DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press, it seems that some may be getting it.

BALTIMORE (AP) — House Republican leaders pleaded for elusive unity from the disparate factions in their party as they pursue a dual election-year prize of retaining their majority and denying President Barack Obama a second term.

"Unity, unity, unity," Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., said Friday after hearing his leadership's overriding message at a series of private meetings at the GOP's annual three-day retreat. The fresh appeal to many of the 242 members comes just weeks after rank-and-file opposition to a short-term extension of the payroll tax cut exposed deep divisions among Republicans and ended 2011 on a discordant political note.

Rancor in 2012, Republicans understand, would be politically perilous, especially with the American people already holding Congress in such low regard. Republicans expect Obama to campaign against the "do-nothing Congress," using the presidential bully pulpit to try to make his case.

Looking ahead to a new year, Republicans said their strategy is to highlight stark differences with Democrats on job creation, deficit spending and how Obama runs the government.

"It's pretty clear it's going to be a referendum on the president's policies. ... the devastating impact of these policies on our economy," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in brief remarks to reporters.

Boehner said he had instructed each committee chairman to step up oversight of the Obama administration, an examination that would touch on everything from national security to education and echo last year's hearings on an Energy Department loan to a now-bankrupt solar energy company and a problem-plagued gun smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. Money from the stimulus package in Obama's first year also will face scrutiny.

Republicans painted a dire picture of the economy, with high unemployment, housing woes and Obama regulations, or even the possibility of new rules, hampering small businesses and hiring.

"If I were Barack Obama I wouldn't want to talk about my record either," said Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore.

But in recent months, there have been signs of an economy on the upswing. Applications for unemployment benefits have dropped to their lowest level in nearly four years, housing sales increased and companies posted better earnings. The Dow Jones closed above 12,700 on Friday.

Economic indicators as well as perceptions of the nation's financial health will largely determine the re-election chances for Obama and members of Congress.

In perhaps a preview of the GOP effort to shape the debate, Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said the latest positive economic signs reflect a resilient economy and added, "Imagine what growth could be if we got all of these barriers out of the way."

Election-year politics are certain to limit any attempts at an ambitious legislative session, but high-profile votes and issues can clarify the battle lines. Republicans made clear they will continue the fight over Obama's decision to block, at least temporarily, a 1,700-mile Canada-to-Texas pipeline known as Keystone XL.

Rep. Fred Upton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said Republicans were open to making it part of the next round of negotiations on a Social Security tax cut and unemployment benefits, an attempt certain to draw Democratic opposition. House and Senate negotiators face a Feb. 29 deadline to coming up with a plan for a yearlong extension that also resolves the question of Medicare reimbursements for doctors.

"We are absolutely committed — as a Republican team — to keep the Keystone XL pipeline on the front burner," said Upton, R-Mich. He will hold hearings next week with State Department officials on their pipeline recommendation to the president.

Republicans argue that Obama's decision was politically driven and will cost the nation not only jobs but a new energy source.

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, said Obama took "20,000 shovel-ready jobs on Keystone and buried them." Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said if Obama were serious about helping the middle class, he would allow the Keystone project to proceed, with scores of jobs for blue-collar workers.

In addition to working out a compromise on the payroll tax cut, Republicans pledged to be aggressive in crafting a budget and cutting spending, arguing that Obama's policies have contributed to the growing deficit. House members acknowledged that their legislation has little chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate or with Obama, but Ryan made clear they will still press ahead to ensure the electorate has a choice.

"At the end of the day, we'll kick this up to the American people and let them decide what kind of America they want to have," he said.

In a series of meetings, Republicans heard from former Texas Sen. Phil Gramm, a onetime presidential candidate, who focused on Obama's policies and their impact on free enterprise. They also heard about teamwork from former Washington Redskins Coach Joe Gibbs.

On Friday night, popular Republican and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who many had hoped would seek the presidency, was scheduled to speak to the Republican conference behind closed doors.

Surprisingly, lawmakers said there was little talk of presidential candidates. Pollsters did tell the GOP that once the party gets a nominee, it was critical that members of Congress and the candidate be on the same page, according to Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., who said he didn't foresee any problems.

Few members interrupted the gathering and socializing to watch Thursday night's debate from South Carolina.

"You get to the 18th debate," Terry joked. "Come on..."
Congratulations GOP!!! Now let hope you MEAN it. Because we KNOW from experience, you have this habit of saying one thing, and not following through, or doing the exact Opposite. Change is coming..Be part of it, or be gone.
Peter

Sources:
77 WABC News - House GOP seeks unity in election-year challenge

IWA for Sunday 012212

Baseball, Apple Pie, Abortion?

Hey folks,

What do you think of when someone says "As American as ???" Yup. If you are like me you think Baseball, Apple Pie, maybe even Rock and Roll. Elvis ETC. But the one thing I do not think about to describe America IS Abortion. That all may change soon...

That is if some in the Movement get their way. It is not a new concept. Some have wanted to GLORIFY Abortion for years. But the Latest incarnation of drive toward this is by our Idiot of the Week.

Now she is not stupid. She even tells the TRUTH. Abortion IS the Killing of a Life. But her point of view is SO? It is GOOD. I'm not making this up. According to The American Spectator - 'Abortion Is as American as Apple Pie' By George Neumayr on 1.19.12 @ 6:09AM

In 2004, Planned Parenthood began selling T-shirts emblazoned with the declaration, "I Had An Abortion." This was part of its campaign to "demystify and destigmatize" the practice. Prominent abortion advocates felt at the time that their movement had grown too timid.

Alexander Sanger, the grandson of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, argued that feminists needed to go beyond the rhetoric of "choice," jargon he regarded as cowardly and vague. They should celebrate abortion directly and unapologetically, he said. After all, the unborn child, as an annoying interloper, deserves to die. "The unborn child is not just an innocent life," he wrote, but a "liability, a threat, and a danger to the mother and to the other members of the family."

Amidst such comments, the website Imnotsorry.net sprung up. The founders of the site explained that it "was created for the purpose of showing women that exercising their legal right to terminate their pregnancy is not the blood-splattered guilt trip so many make it out to be." Space was provided on it for women to post testimonials expressing their "relief" and "joy" after an abortion.

Ron Fitzsimmons, president of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers, also found "choice" rhetoric insipid. "We have nothing to hide," he said to the press. "The work we're doing is good. We are there to help women, and it's important to talk about abortion so that it's not a stigma."

Abortion, he said, is more than just a choice. It is a good choice: "We can no longer respond to [pro-life arguments] with 'it's your right to choose.' We need to recapture the notion that abortion is a difficult moral choice for women, but one that is, in fact, a moral choice."
You DO see how sick these people really are? It is MORAL for them to MURDER an Innocent Life? It is GOOD because the Life is a "liability, a threat, and a danger to the mother and to the other members of the family."Seriously. I almost wish THEIR Parents felt this way before they were Born.

But now we have a NEW advocate for this SICK and Demented attempt to Glorify MURDER...

These days abortion advocates are considerably more circumspect, returning to the "safe, legal, and rare" formula that Bill Clinton popularized. But a few still hunger for raw honesty. In apparent anticipation of the upcoming Roe v. Wade anniversary, Salon interviewed one of them on Monday. Merle Hoffman, a New York "abortion provider," told the online publication that the "pro-choice movement is uncomfortable with itself," as it still treats abortion as a regrettable act. "I've always said that, and I've always believed that," she said. "We're not comfortable with the banner we're under."

This makes no sense to Hoffman, given the large number of Americans implicated in abortion. "You know how many women have had abortions?" she said. "Abortion is as American as apple pie. I think it's one in three. But we'll go on TV and say, 'I just had my tits done or had a bikini wax,' but not had an abortion. If you could see that constituency rise up at one point in time -- but they don't, because there's this cloud."

Hoffman bluntly acknowledged that abortion involves killing an unborn child: "In the beginning [pro-lifers] were calling it a baby. We were saying it was only blood and tissue. Let's agree this is a life form, a potential life; you're terminating it. You don't have to argue that abortion stops a beating heart. It does." Nor does she insist that abortion is a minor medical procedure: "I can't say it's just like an appendectomy. It isn't. It's a very powerful and loaded decision."

Like Alexander Sanger, Hoffman sees abortion as a laudable act of self-defense against the encroaching unborn child. Referring to her own abortion, Hoffman writes in a soon-to-be-released memoir, Intimate Wars: "With my choice I was fighting for the right of all women to define abortion as an act of love: love for the family one already has, and just as important, love for oneself. I was fighting to reclaim abortion as a mother's act. It was an act of solidarity as significant as any other I had committed."

Hoffman's career as a founder and owner of an abortion clinic has been lucrative. Salon describes her as a bejeweled millionaire: "Impeccably coiffed -- signaling more Upper East Side doyenne than die-hard boomer activist -- she wears an enormous glittering ring she designed with the symbol of Choices, combining the caduceus and infinity symbols." The "Choices" to which the ring refers is the euphemistic name of the abortion clinic Hoffman runs. So her brutal honesty evidently has limits.
"I've always said that, and I've always believed that," she said. "We're not comfortable with the banner we're under." Because you KNOW it's a LIE. "You know how many women have had abortions?"Know how many people have Raped Women, Robbed Banks? Guess we should just make that Legal too. "Abortion is as American as apple pie." Complete and utter BS...Apple Pie does NOT MURDER Innocent, Defenseless Children. Abortion DOES. Abortion is LOVE??? You are a SICK, Demented, Murdering, Idiot.

You admit it. "In the beginning [pro-lifers] were calling it a baby. We were saying it was only blood and tissue. Let's agree this is a life form, a potential life;" Not Potential, IT is A life, with a name and Destiny to fulfill until someone like you PRAY on the Confused and uneducated Woman who is caring it. "You don't have to argue that abortion stops a beating heart. It does." Of course it DOES you Twit. "I can't say it's just like an appendectomy. It isn't. It's a very powerful and loaded decision." Yup. And I have never met a HAPPY Female that has had an Abortion. I know a FEW, and they ALL regret it.

Now this Twit wrote a book, or something. If you want to know what it is Google her. I'm not plugging her.

This is who these people are. Remember, Obama Voted FOR Infanticide THREE times when he was in the Senate. If the Baby actually survived? Just set it aside and let it DIE. Remember that? These people have NO Morals. They have no Intelligence. They have NO Faith. They are simply glorifying each other and making themselves feel better about themselves.

Congratulations Merle Hoffman, you are the Idiot of the Week. One thing I am extremely thankful, YOU are in the Extreme Minority.
Peter

Sources:
The American Spectator - 'Abortion Is as American as Apple Pie'

Friday, January 20, 2012

Killer Energy?

"Hey Peter, you got to read this..."

Hey folks,

Happy Friday to ya. Time to check the Emails. If you want to be a part of the OPNTalk Blog, you can always Email me at opntalk@gmail.com I have nothing to add this this. It's by Paul Driessen. Yup, THAT Paul Driessen. Here it is...See you soon.

MasterResource -Killer Energy (Time to Apply Endangered Species, Wildlife Laws to Windpower?)by Paul Driessen January 18, 2012

“Gleaming white wind turbines generating carbon-free electricity carpet chaparral-covered ridges and march down into valleys of Joshua trees.” Such is “the future” of American energy, not “the oil rigs planted helter-skelter in [nearby] citrus groves.”

So reads a recent Forbes article. But Wind vs. Bird by Todd Woody also raises concern about the fate of a 300-megawatt “green” turbine project threatening California condors, a species just coming back from the edge of extinction. The project might be cancelled as a result.

Indeed, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has asked Kern County to “exercise extreme caution” in approving projects in the Tehapachi area, because of potential threats to condors. The “conundrum will force some hard choices about the balance we are willing to strike between obtaining clean energy and preserving wild things,” the article suggested. Hopefully, it concluded, new “avian radar units” will be able to detect condors and automatically shut down turbines when one approaches.

All Americans hope condors will not be sliced and diced by giant Cuisinarts. But most of us are puzzled that so few “environmentalists” and FWS “caretakers” express concern about the countless bald and golden eagles, hawks, falcons, vultures, ducks, geese, bats, and other rare, threatened, endangered and common flying creatures imperiled by turbine blades.

And many of us get downright angry at the selective way endangered species and other wildlife laws are applied – leaving wind turbine operators free to exact their carnage, while harassing and punishing oil companies and citizens.

“Avian Mortality”: Not New

This is hardly a new issue. In his August 1997 essay for the Cato Institute, Renewable Energy: Not Cheap, Not “Green”, Robert Bradley documented the “avian mortality” problem before taking to task one of the nation’s leading (anti-) energy environmentalists who was just a car ride away from well-documented windpower carnage:


Wind power’s land disturbance, noise, and unsightly turbines also present environmental drawbacks, at least from the perspective of some if not many mainstream environmentalists. Yet at least one well-known environmental group has a double standard when considering wind power versus other energy options. In testimony before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Ralph Cavanagh of the Natural Resources Defense Council argued against opening the electricity industry to competition and customer choice because of the “development of significant new transmission and distribution lines to link buyers and sellers of power. In addition to the visual blight of additional power lines on the landscape, these corridors can displace threatened or endangered species.”

Bradley continues:


Yet Altamont Pass’s 7,000 turbines (located near Cavanagh’s San Francisco office) have a record of sizable avian mortality, large land-use requirements, disturbing noise, and “visual blight.” The irony of visual blight was not lost on environmental philosopher Roderick Nash, who, referring to the Santa Barbara environmentalists, asked, “If offshore rigs offend, can a much greater number of windmills be any better?”

A double standard … and for a long time.

Tough Enforcement … Elsewhere

In 2011, following a million-dollar, 45-day helicopter search for dead birds in North Dakota oil fields, U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon prosecuted seven oil and gas companies for inadvertently killing 28 mallard ducks, flycatchers, and other common birds that were found dead in or near uncovered waste pits. Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the companies and their executive officers faced fines of up to $15,000 per bird, plus six months in prison. (They eventually agreed to plead guilty and pay $1,000 per bird.)

Also in 2011, a FWS agent charged an 11-year-old Virginia girl with illegally possessing a baby woodpecker that the girl had rescued from a housecat, even though she intended to release the bird after ensuring it was OK. The threatened $535 fine was finally dropped, after the FWS was deservedly ridiculed in the media.

The mere possession of an eagle feather by a non-Indian can result in fines and imprisonment, even if the feather came from a bird butchered by a wind turbine: up to $100,000, a year in prison or both for a first offense. Poisoning or otherwise killing common bats that have nested in one’s attic can cost homeowners thousands of dollars in fines.

Windpower’s Escape

Wind turbine companies, officers, and employees, however, are immune from prosecution, fines or imprisonment, regardless of how many rare, threatened, endangered, or migratory birds and bats they kill. In fact, FWS data show that wind turbines slaughter some 400,000 birds every year. If “helter-skelter” applies to any energy source, it is wind turbines, reflecting their Charles Manson effect on birds.

The hypocritical Obama-Purdon-FWS policy exists solely to protect, promote, and advance an anti-hydrocarbon agenda that is increasingly at odds with environmental, scientific, economic, job-creation and public opinion reality – and to safeguard wind turbines that survive solely because of government mandates, taxpayer subsidies … and exemptions from laws that rule, penalize, and terrorize the rest of us.

Even if avian radar and turbine shutdown systems do eventually work, should they be limited to condors? Shouldn’t they be required for eagles and falcons – and for hawks, ducks, flycatchers, bats, and other protected species? For geese, to prevent a repeat of the December 7, 2011, massacre of numerous snow geese by wind turbines along upstate New York Route 190, as reported by a motorist?

Why aren’t wind developers and permitting authorities required to consider the lost economic benefits of butchered birds and bats, which do so much to control rats and insects that carry diseases and destroy crops?

Of course, even condor protection alone would likely limit affected turbine electricity output to 10% or 20% of rated capacity, instead of their current 30% average. Adding other protected species would drive nearly all actual wind turbine electricity output down below 5% – making the turbines virtually worthless, and driving the exorbitant cost of wind energy even higher.

But why should wind turbines be above the law? Why should we even worry about reducing their electricity output?

Conclusion

America’s environmentalists, legislators, judges, and bureaucrats have already made hundreds of millions of acres of resource-rich land off limits – and rendered centuries of oil, gas, coal, uranium, geothermal, and other energy unavailable. The Environmental Protection Agency’s anti-coal aero-pollution rules, intense opposition to the Keystone pipeline, and looming restrictions on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas are already further impairing electricity and other energy availability and reliability.

This government-imposed energy deprivation is already driving families into energy poverty and sending more jobs overseas.

Put bluntly, wind energy is unsustainable. It kills unconscionable numbers of bats, raptors, and other birds. It requires billions in perpetual subsidies – and billions more for (mostly) gas-fired backup generators. It impacts millions of acres of scenic, wildlife, and agricultural land – and uses vast amounts of raw materials, whose extraction and processing further impairs global land, air, and water quality. Its expensive, unreliable electricity kills two jobs for every one supposedly created.

A far more rational public policy would cut the crony out of capitalism and double out of standards. Fair field, no favor.

So be it that wind turbines would fall by the wayside and consumers support conventional energies to generate reliable, affordable, sustainable electricity. Consumers? That is all of us. Energy planners? That is a small number of them.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Purposeful Decrease In American Security, Job Loss, Revenue Loss, Increased Energy Cost

What do you call?

Hey folks,

Seriously. I'm asking you. What do you call? What do you call a person who DECREASES American National Security, aids the Enemy, making it EASIER for the Enemy to attack us by making it EASIER for the Enemy to cripple us? What else would you call such a person?

What do you call a person that rejects HUNDREDS of BILLIONS of Dollars in NEW Revenue in an Economy where we have seen our debt rise to uncontrollable levels? What do you call a person that CAUSES hundreds of Thousands of Job Losses in a country with RECORD High Unemployment? With Tens Of Thousand of NEW unemployed, meaning no paycheck, meaning they can no longer pay Mortgages, meaning MORE Home Foreclosures. What do you call a person that INCREASES Energy Cost for EVERY Man, Woman, and Child in this Country? As we already know, increase Energy Costs MEAN Increased EVERYTHING Costs.

More importantly, what do you call a person that does ALL these things, ON PURPOSE!?!?!? Intentionally. With a PLAN. Somehow ignorant, and or Stupid, just doesn't cover it. We have such a person in this Country that HAS done all these things. His name is Barack Obama. President Barack Obama.

No this is not some Political Tirade. No, I'm not saying all this because I want to see "my guy" get the Nomination and win the Election. I do not even have a "guy" yet. No I'm not saying all this to be provocative. I'm telling you the TRUTH. He HAS done this. He IS doing this.

Obama's Lackey, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, made the statement yesterday that Obama says NO to the Keystone Pipeline. Then he said that Obama BLAMES Republicans. Claiming that it was because Republicans wanted Obama to make the decision in 60 days. Not enough time for Obama's Loon Base to create FALSE and Misleading Arguments that it will be a danger to the Environment. {Sigh}

Folks, this is complete and unadulterated BS. Remember what Obama said about the Wind Farms, that were and ARE, SLAUGHTERING ENDANGERED Species of Birds? He said he wants all the normal Environmental Studies rolled into one and he wanted an "Acceptable number" of Birds that could be killed. Remember that? Forget the fact we have THOUSANDS of Miles of Pipelines already in this country, with ZERO problems. FORGET the Environmental impact of all those Boats, Planes, and Trucks that have to transport all that FOREIGN Oil all over the Country, and the Environmental BENEFIT of reducing that number. NONE of that matters. It's PURELY Politics for Obama.

There is NO Logical reason, WHATSOEVER, to REJECT Hundreds of Thousand of Jobs, Hundreds of BILLIONS of Dollars in NEW and SUSTABLE Revenue, and INCREASE Our National Security by getting 92 percent of ALL of our Liquid Fuel needs for RIGHT HERE and our Friends in the North. NONE. No not one. We already talked about how easy, so to speak, it would be for someone like Iran, or ANYONE, to cut off the Supply of Oil. Ask Georgia how it was when Russia did that to them. It would be EASY for some Foreign Government, that do not like us to begin with, to turn around one day and say, "You know what, we what you to change your ways. We want you to do XYZ. Until you do? No Oil for you!!!" They would not be able to do this if 92 Percent of our Energy Needs were being met HERE. Sorry. But FACTS are the FACTS.

But we have a President, in title only, that is doing EXACTLY that. He is doing ALL this on PURPOSE. With one word, he could UNDO it. He chooses NOT to. Time WE chose a New President. Time we Chose NEW Leaders in Congress. Time to REJECT Stupid, and bring in Smart. Time we start getting SERIOUS. Because what Obama and Crew ARE doing, IS Serious. Seriously DANGEROUS to America. Dangerous to EVERY Man, Woman, and Child IN IT. Dangerous to our Future. Time for REAL Hope and REAL Change. We may not survive another 4 years.
Peter

Sources:
OPNTalk - Obama: Kill The Damn Birds
OPNTalk - More Unintended Consequences and Who Cares?
OPNtalk - Follow Up On Kill The Damn Birds
OPNTalk -92 Percent of US Liquid Fuel Produced Here and Canada.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The People to The Government, PLEASE Control Our Temperature!

A couple of years ago, people said, "It will never happen here." It already is.

Hey folks,

Happy Tuesday to ya. How are you today? Here is sunny South Florida, it is a cool 65 Degrees this morning. I got up and noticed a bit of chill in the air. I turned on the Heat, for about 10 minutes, just to take the chill off, and then I turned it off. How are you? What's your temperature outside? I see in my old Stopping Grounds of Salisbury Mills NY it's 33.1. Glad I'm here. {Smile}

So what is your comfort level? Do you like to walk around your house as if it were Summer? You like 75? What about when it is high 80s or 90s. Do you prefer to wear a sweater in your home? You like 75 year round? Do you like 65? Seriously, what is your comfort level? I've visited some friends and family over the years where I could not stand the heat in their homes. Then I had to wear a COAT in others homes in the Winter time. But that's good for them and I never complain, it's THEIR home.

However, it may not be like this too much longer. Let me explain how "Smart Meters" really work. Energy Company XWZ in your State, in your County, send a bunch of Pencil Pushing, Statisticians, and Numbers Guys, into a back room somewhere in their Company. They look at their, say 30 Million Customers. They say "OK. The Average Temperature in the Winter is THIS. The Average Temperature in the Summer is THIS. If we set the Temperature in the Home at say 75 {Just for example} the AC will kick on this many times, the heat this many. This will generate a Revenue of THIS. They haggle. They debate. They try it out the first year, then they tweak it the next. They figure out the BEST optimal Temperature for the best Revenue Stream. They do not CARE what you think or what your optimal Temperature is for Comfort. They come up with a number and it becomes a Hard Number. Set. It is what it is. Live with it.

I can hear some of you now. Screw that. That opens the door for the Big Bad Energy Companies to ABUSE it's Customers. We can not allow that. We can not let them get away with this. So? How do we prevent this? GOVERNMENT!!! We need Government to step in and Control these "Smart Meters." We need GOVERNMENT to protect us from the Evils of the Big Energy Companies. {Sigh}

As with MANY things, this is how people have been conditioned. There are Evils in the World and we need Government to come in and protect us. The first thought that ran through my head when I read this Article was "Get the Government the Hell OUT of our Homes and lives, and we no longer have a problem." But when this has been enacted, the PEOPLE that have been so conditioned, their first thought was to call out to Government for help. FREEDOM never even entered their mind. Sad is it not?

Just like the Economy, Healthcare, and many other things in a Socialistic Society, all you have to do is LOOK at where it is to see what IS coming. Look at Greece. Look at Italy. Look at Europe. Just like all other things, look at "Smart Meters." A couple of years ago, people said, "It will never happen here." It already is. They have them in California. I remember when I first brought this up people told me I was crazy. "It's MY Home. I will control MY Temperature in MY HOME!!" Uh, no you will not. That is called FREEDOM. This is not what we are talking about. Here is the FIRST Paragraph, and REALLY all you need to know about the WHOLE Article in The Guardian - Smart meters could lead to huge rise in energy bills By Rajeev Syal, The Guardian, Monday 16 January 2012

Plans to roll out new and more sophisticated meters to every home in Britain are open to abuse by energy companies and should be regulated with more vigour by the government, a powerful committee of MPs has concluded.
Like I said, People have been conditioned to see Energy Companies as these Big Bad Entities that are Greedy and Evil and the People NEED Protection by Government against them. So simply put the thought into People's heads that they {The Big Bad Energy Companies} may be allowed to abuse the People, the People CALL OUT FOR GOVERNMENT to come to the rescue. Look at the way this is worded. Margaret Hodge, the Chair of some Consumer Group in Britain, said this..

"Consumers will have to pay suppliers for the costs of installing and operating smart meters through their energy bills and no transparent mechanism presently exists for ensuring that savings to the supplier are passed on. The track record of energy companies to date does not inspire confidence that this will happen."
Again, Energy Companies are EVIL and Abusive. We need Government to step in and control them. See how this works. She went on..

"The government is relying on competition in the market to drive down prices. But, as has been previously reported by Ofgem, the energy market does not currently operate as an effective competitive market.

"The department [of energy and climate change] should clearly set out what energy suppliers' responsibilities will be for engaging with consumers to deliver the benefits of smart meters; and how they will be held accountable to both the department and consumers,"
So you see folks. It's for your own good. You see. The Government will make sure that these Companies answer to YOU. Yes. The Government is on your side. They are looking out for YOU. Just don't worry about it. The Government KNOWS what is best for you. {Sigh} The sad thing is, PEOPLE will BUY this garbage. So why are they dealing with all this nonsense ANYWAY?

Under European directives, all member states are required to install "intelligent metering systems" to at least 80% of domestic electricity consumers by 2020.
{Laughing} You got it. The GOVERNMENT Commanded it. Now the Government will take it over,,uh,, because the PEOPLE are asking for HELP!!

Folks, make no mistake about it. It's coming HERE. All this Socialistic Nonsense that would never have even been thought of as a possibility of being enacted HERE is COMING. This Administration as taken HUGE leaps forward toward that end result. This is WHY it is so important to Vote for REAL Hope and REAL Change this next Election. We need Adults, SANE Adults, in charge. And we need FREEDOM to reign supreme once again. Or, you know, go buy a sweater, you may need it to watch the next American Idol.
Peter

Sources:
The Guardian - Smart meters could lead to huge rise in energy bills

Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 011612

"I Have A Dream"

"I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.

As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We can never be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.

Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
MLK

The best way to remember Martin Luther King Jr., would be for us all to walk the talk. Forget just talking it, but actually DO it. Judge people by the content of their character, and not on the bases of the color of their skin. Accept or reject people for WHO they are, not WHAT thy are. Do not talk about how Great MLK was, but actually LISTEN to what he had to say. Then do it.
Peter