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Dr. Carson’s 43 sec. solution for Health Care

Dr. Ben Carson, in 43 seconds was able to succinctly say to the world, what we need to put “care” back in the word, “health care.”  I found this transcript of his words at the Rush Limbaugh website.  It seems that the mainstream media is ignoring something that would truly fix health care.  Please be suer to go to the C-SPAN video clip of Dr. Carson’s full speech.  It’s worth the time and with more policy such as Dr. Carson’s, we’d solve a lot of problems in short order. “Are you listening Mr. President?  Are you listening Congressman Boehner?  Are you listening Senator Reid?  If  all politicians had this much common sense in their little finger, We the People, would solve the economic needs of our Country.” Dr. Carson on taxes; “What we need to do is come up with something simple. And when I pick up my Bible, you know what I see? I see the fairest individual in the universe, God, and he’s given us a system. It’s called a tithe.”We don’t necessarily have to do 10% but it’s the principle. He didn’t say if your crops fail, don’t give me any tithe or if you have a bumper crop, give me triple tithe. So …

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Oakland Neighbors Policing Their Own Streets As They Lose Faith In Cops

In Oakland, California, the Arcadia Park citizens have banded together and developed a citizen’s police force. The frustration of being vicitimized by theives burglarizing their homes over 25 times in the span of two months left them no choice but to protect themselves. My comment is this; “When we become too dependent upon a system that has grown too big to provide the services it promises and above the people’s ability to pay for it, the people will solve it.” Click here to read the article.

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SML Outlines & Podcasts for Oct – Dec 2012

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The Freedom Agenda

 The new year is upon us. As 2013 unfolds the private sector still waits to hear if their taxes are going up or down, if government spending is going up or down, and how all of this will affect us personally. Over the past 100 years, taxes, fees or revenue (whichever word you choose to use) have been used to pay for the whim(s) of the political class to assuage the public with our own money. That said, they re-distribute the revenue by taking money from one sector of society and giving it to another. Whether they give back our money to private individuals, private business, or public/private non-profits, it is still a government entity picking the winners and losers of American society. The allure of free tax dollars (can you hear me gagging here?) is very powerful, no matter how principled you are. If it were not a powerful incentive, the United States would not find itself to be in deft for over $16,300,000,000.00. Or, the reality that the United States is actually over $86,800,000,000.00 in debt, due to the unfunded liabilities of Social Security, Medicare, Federal pension plans and promises that they cannot possibly keep.On Saturday’s program, Washington …

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Merry Christmas and Joy to the World this Christmas Eve

The Christmas holiday has snuck upon me once again. The tree has been decorated. The stockings have been hung and await small trinkets to bring smiles to young faces. The walls and mantels (well countertops anyway) have been ladened with decades of Christmas craft show gifts and purchases. The charitable donations have been decided upon and made. My closets still need to be gone through and the things that still have life and value, will be taken to a local thrift store before long. Christmas dinner is planned. Christmas cookies will be baked fresh for family and friends. A prayer is all that’s left for today and I want to share that prayer with everyone today. Dear Lord, Thank you for all the love you bring to my life and to the lives of my family and friends. Please watch over them, and all of the people who want and need you in their lives. There will be days that I have to work hard for myself, my family and those who desire my work. It gives me joy to know that I can still work and that some day I may not be capable of giving this much, but …

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How to make a tragedy into a political agenda

Over the past days, as families in Newtown, Conn., struggle with tragedy, horror, sorrow, fear and grief, I watched politicians and media grandstand in front of cameras and microphones to tell the world that they will not politicize this tragedy. How is it possible not to politicize a tragedy when gun rights are involved? That immediately makes it a political and a constitutional issue. This is not some minor matter to be negotiated by an unelected, commission of strangers. This is the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights. Written for the People and protected by the United States Constitution. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” The tragedy in Newtown, Conn. resulted in the loss of innocent children. Little angels really, who have no conceptual understanding of what evil is. How evil convinces seemingly normal, non-violent people, to behave like wild animals. Yet we all admit that evil does exist and manifests itself all over the world. Evil, uses whatever weapon(s) it can, to create fear and havoc upon the focus of their rage. Is it possible to eliminate …

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Chuckanut Community Forest Metropolitan Park District – special election coming in February 2013

The continuing saga of how the City of Bellingham purchased the Chuckanut Ridge, aka; 100-Acre Woods in August of 2011. The 100-Acre Woods was owned by Greenbriar Northwest and had been legally zoned for, multi-story, single family homes. Greenbriar had many obstacles placed before them which delayed this development. In 2008 when the real estate bubble burst, the feasibilty that the development could ever happen, withered and Greenbriar Northwest spiraled into bankruptcy. The bankruptcy of Greenbriar Northwest then dominoed into the closing of Horizon Bank, by the FDIC, who turned the banks assets over to Washington Federal Savings and Loan (WaFed).WaFed eventually worked out a deal with the City of Bellingham to sell the the 100-Acre Woods for a substantially discounted price of $8.7 million. This was a far cry from the original assessed valuation of $26 million, or the present valuation of $11.8 million. (Forgive me as I digress, but as they crowed about purchasing this property for a song, they failed to admit that the city also lost approximately $275 million in real estate excise taxes from the future sale(s) of the lots, or all of the future property taxes not realized because this property was removed from …

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“Going to Pieces,” the Dismantling of the United States by Elaine Willman

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SML Show Outlines & Podcasts June – Sept 2012

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