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South Korean trade deal signed: Bend over America!

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved 

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Comment:  It appears we are caught in the middle of a nightmare from which we are unable to wake. While the president insists we must accept the global economy, we can see the devastating effects of this system of global banking, mounting famine and starvation, the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few and the massive decline in wages and the standard of living here in the US.  If this is what a global economy does, and if unlawful trade agreements are constructed to facilitate this, I say we reject it totally; it is killing us all. More

South Korean Trade Agreement: Another economy killing trade agreement in the Works

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved  

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“We are being set up, as a nation. A food crisis is about to hit this country as our strategic grain reserve sits empty, as no commodities surpluses have been stockpiled and as absolutely every agricultural product is targeted for exporting to the highest bidder.  It has taken many years, through various administrations and successive congresses to manipulate us into this position.  It doesn’t take much to see that we will be most likely starved into accepting the World Government. ” More

What Are They Thinking?

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Periodically I am forwarded an article with the question “What do you think?” Sometimes, a very few sometimes, I read through and think “Another stupid knee jerk reaction.” on the part of the author and go my merry way. After all, most of us get numerous emails concerning public policy and in reality besides pointing out the irony (or stupidity) our “trash overflowith” so to speak.

The more I considered this article, the more I began to consider that perhaps this topic deserved more than the traditional “delete key” motion – I hope to explain why. As usual one would hope that the reader would listen to my self-aware narcissistic ramblings (at least I am aware of my condition) until the end in which I will attempt to tie together the facts for digestion. I beseech thee to be Open Minded for these few words of discussion.

First and foremost I would pose these questions. What would you think if there was a Nationwide effort to teach safety, increase youngsters self-confidence, increase concentration through focus and empower our youth to become self-sufficient individuals? What if this program was Congressionally chartered in 1903, but was independent of governmental monies and therefore a non-political entity? What if this program sounded like a wonderful opportunity for individuals, young or old, to have the opportunity to participate in a group setting and become better members of society?

No matter if one is Liberal, Conservative, Democratic or Republican – I believe I am hearing those proverbial heads nodding. The above concept is in many ways the recent pronunciation of what we hope our future will hold. Family, security, hope……

Now before we all join hands and begin a rousing chorus of Kumbaya – let me place one more word out there.   Gun.

Hold on, don’t run just yet. Before the feared firearm reared it’s “ugly” head readers from all walks of life were just joined together in an almost unified dance of bi-partisan love. So give me a minute here.

The program I obliquely refer to is The Civilian Marksmanship Program. One finds the following information on their website:

The CMP was created by the U.S. Congress as part of the 1903 War Department Appropriations Act. The original purpose was to provide civilians an opportunity to learn and practice marksmanship skills so they would be skilled marksmen if later called on to serve in the U.S. military. Over the years the emphasis of the program shifted to focus on youth development through marksmanship. From 1916 until 1996 the CMP was administered by the U.S. Army. Title XVI of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 (Public Law 104-106, 10 February 1996) created the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice & Firearms Safety (CPRPFS) to take over administration and promotion of the CMP. The CPRPFS is a tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that has been Federally chartered by the U.S. Congress, but is not an agency of the U.S. Government (Title 36, United States Code, Section 40701 et seq). Apart from a donation of surplus .22 and .30 caliber rifles in the Army’s inventory to the CMP, the CMP receives no Federal funding.

This is an organization that encourages not only good citizenship, but brings families together through the hands on training, safety and competition. These are good things. They help provide the training and tools to make us a safer community. Tools naturally have to include the gun. More

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