27 November 2010

Thanksgiving, post facto

"Behind the picture we paint in our minds of the people we know, are layers of complexity and depth, pain and elation, sacrifice and abundance, fear and courage, gentleness and fierceness - and more, more than we will ever know. Honor and be thankful for what is beneath the surface in us all..."
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12 November 2010

I'm a homesteader who believes anyone should do whatever they want, but who has spent a couple of years in combat learning that the point of a gun isn't what I want to see around here.  To that end, I believe it's important that we have an equal opportunity Republic in fact not just theory.  That the wealthy Daddy Warbucks are running this country and we are all just a bunch of little orphan annies without regulations and constraints on monopolies/duopolies/or cartels.  I believe the corporate wing of the Democratic party is very much the old Republican party, while the Republican party has fallen into the hands of uber nationalistic, irrational, evangelicals...and that America has become more concerned with Dancing With The Stars and the Kardashians then they are with rational discourse about policies which will effect us for decades, dragging us into the dustbin of history. 

As the world burns

Vietnam: As an advisor and liaison I lead native troops but nonetheless was looked upon as the "supreme local power", way too muc...