Death Before Bankruptcy – No Way – Hope is on the Horizon

In today’s economic conditions death seem to be the only way out for many consumers who are consumed by over whelming debt. Although bankruptcies are up in filings for the third year since reforms went onto effect many consumers feel that their options seem hopeless yet they still plug on through the daily grind. For many alternatives such as the housing bailout seems like it’s to strict on its guidelines or to ambiguous in its terms to clearly point out the pitfalls and loopholes used to gain the upper hand in the situation by the mortgage lenders.

While we are in these turbulent and chaotic times we need to keep out wits up, our spirits high so we can see clearly through the stormy and uncharted waters of our financial status. For many it’s all or nothing, the fight seems hopeless will I ever survive? Lawyers go for blood and prey on those challenged in tough times. Are they really giving you the best advice for you or for them?

If you have ever had to seek counsel for filing a bankruptcy you know it’s a gut wrenching and sickened type of feeling. You know you’re in for a life long time of hurt and suffering. However if you’ve exhausted all of your options and you can’t take the pressure of your creditors calling and demanding terms you are unable to afford then you need to seek shelter.

Seeking shelter doesn’t mean go hide, change your address and telephone number it means legal protection for you as well as your sanity. Stop the annoying creditor phone calls; get the debt goons off of your back and regain your sanity back to a time when life was a bit easier and more joyous for you.

Although finding an attorney who is both ethical and sensible to your needs is often an oxymoron in the true sense of the meaning of the word they do exist. When in doubt seek them out. This is when having direct access to a professional organization of seasoned attorneys who are both smart and compassionate to your needs is essential.

We’re not suggesting you seek out a well known discounted legal firm or county legal aid for your personal or commercial situation, we’re merely suggesting you have access to a knowledgeable professionals so that if you don’t like the individual your dealing with you have a back up or two or even three.

Consultations are usually free and can be very informative, although some firms may have a hidden agenda to get your commitment on the dotted line; don’t sign anything until you get all of your facts answered and you feel that bankruptcy will have your best interests covered.

If you have not sought out financial counsel this may be up your alley instead. Remember a professional’s whole status depends on the not only the advice given but the business received. Having a selection of more than one professional can make the difference in your outcome financially as well as mentally.

Get the facts you deserve and never jump to a conclusion, instead rely on a trusted group of professionals dedicated to your overall success, not theirs. Remember no matter where you are today there will always be a brighter tomorrow. Learning the options, facts and different solutions for you are your responsibility. Seek out a close friend or family member even a co worker if you have this type of rapport with the individual; ask them about their experiences and pitfalls.

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What is Patriotism?

In a recent column, Jonah Goldberg lectures Barack Obama on his “patriotism problem.” As he sees it Obama’s “problem” goes far deeper than lapel pins,

He sees an America in which the cup is half-empty. Is his America the same one most Americans think of as they wave flags and celebrate the Fourth of July?

But is that what patriotism really is, an unflagging, cup half full, optimism? I have nothing against optimism but what does that have to do with patriotism? To some, patriotism means the desire to make your country the best it can be but to Goldberg, beyond minor policy changes we needn’t concern ourselves with that,

Definitions of patriotism proliferate, but in the American context patriotism must involve not only devotion to American texts (something that distinguishes our patriotism from European nationalism) but also an abiding belief in the inherent and enduring goodness of the American nation. We might need to change this or that policy or law, fix this or that problem, but at the end of the day the patriotic American believes that America is fundamentally good as it is.

No doubt this sounds reasonable to many but what this really describes is group think or herd mentality. To Goldberg, patriotism means believing his country is superior to all others for no other reason than he was born in it. He doesn’t explicitly state America’s superiority in his article but is there any doubt to his opinion? If asked “are there any other countries in the world today that are better than America?” would you expect his answer to be “yes,” regardless of whatever the truth might be?

What if your country isn’t “fundamentally good” or what if your country has lost its way and no longer abides by the principles it once did? The definition Goldberg offers could be applied by the citizens of any country and no doubt is but what if it isn’t true? This is clearly the case with many nations around the world. How many women for example would like to live in Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan where women are second class citizens? Apparently Goldberg doesn’t realize that there are “patriots” just like him living in those countries who feel the same about their country as he does about his.

The problem with the Jonah Goldberg notion of patriotism is not only does he consider issues such as slavery, civil rights or women’s suffrage to be essentially minor issues that don’t actually reflect on the “inherent and enduring goodness of the American nation,” his kind only sees these as problems after the fact, if ever, but never while the nation is actually going through them. Years from now it’ll be common knowledge that we’re experiencing an extreme low point in this country, the Iraq war, suspension of habeas corpus, torture, warrantless spying on Americans, all of these, with the possible exception of the first, go completely counter to the ideals this country was founded on. There is simply no way the Founding Fathers would agree with any of it regardless of the justification because these were overarching principles that are just to important to ignore. But it’s “patriots” like Goldberg who do just that because their “abiding belief in the inherent and enduring goodness of the American nation” blinds them to the reality virtually every time.

Rather than “hating America” as many are so often accused, only those who are willing to face reality and demand that their country live up to its promise can consider themselves American patriots while the Goldbergs are merely members of the American herd.

–Paul Wilden

http://progressiveworldreview.com

Someone Stole My Country

I recently was sitting in the Atlanta International Airport with a (2) hour lay-over. I had some time to just think and look back on my own life. I had read the newspaper and was tired of surfing the net, when a couple of our “warriors” passed by and sat down a few rows away from me.

This kind of choked me up to the point that I think I had a tear in my eyes. Theses “warriors” in their fatigue uniforms looked like “little boys”. Hell, half of them didn’t even have to shave. But, the look in their eyes told a story and that prompted me to sit down and put my thoughts on paper.

Here was the “little boy” from next door that you never thought was a “trained” specialist in warfare, walked into dark unknown buildings, knowing that the enemy was just waiting for him so he could “kill” him in the name of some “kockamaney” idea of being brainwashed into “killing all Christians”.

This little guy from down the street went to Iraq or Afghanistan or Somalia or wherever he was sent to give all of those displaying “hate, fear and terror” the opportunity to do that without fear of any reprisal. What a country. This young “warrior” also gave the twisted minds of the media a chance to sell space by sensationalizing views of what they think sells print and NOT giving the American people the real story.

I asked one of these kids, “What are we doing over there to make those folks like Americans”? The answer was not what I expected, nor would I read it in the New York Times or any other bottom line media enterprise. The answer was this. “Those people in Iraq want America to succeed, because they want their children to be able to go to America”. Put that in your pipe you “mis-informed journalists, politicians, bureaucrats and any other idiot” trying to hypnotize, US, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Since America declared its independence this country has always been the “hope of the world” as a place to provide the dream. Things have not changed from over (200) years ago. America’s young men and women have always answered the call to defend our liberties all over the world and the pride that we all have in our hearts for today’s hero’s is no less as fierce as that which was evident during both world wars.

Now, lets look at reality. Here we are a land of sincere, hard working honest and God fearing people. I read on the Internet about the words “etched in concrete” THAT are embedded into the entrance into our supreme court. “In God We Trust” and there is also an image of “Moses with the ten commandments”.

I also read about a message that sits on top of the Lincoln Memorial that talks about our founding as a land based on Christian Ideals. None of the activists can scale the Memorial to deface the message and I would venture to say, none of them even know about the contents.

Latest surveys show that over 87% of the American people want the flag displayed in schools and at all public events. The survey also emphasized that “In God We Trust” MUST remain on our currency. Hell, no one can trust the “fun house” in Washington. We all know the secret to winning an election. Just surround yourself with enough losers and you become a winner. Tell them what they want to hear, tell them what you told them and finally tell them what you want to tell them. “Paralysis from analysis”.

So, with those numbers, IF I WERE PRESIDENT, I would follow the lead of the folks in Australia. They simply told EVERYONE, English is our spoken language, you are free to enjoy our country. BUT, if there is anything that you don’t like or cannot learn our language, you are FREE TO LEAVE.

IF I WERE PRESIDENT, I would let ALL of the media know, without restricting the “freedom of speech” that “behind the scenes” advertising dollars from big corporations that enjoy the “coziness” that they have with both the Democrats and Republicans will be scrutinized unless they direct some of their dollars to those media outlets that “let the American People” know the truth.

Call it “arm twisting, extortion” or whatever. But the “monkey house” in Washington has been “twisting arms” for hundreds of years. What else is different? I would also bring the leaders of our educational institutions into one big “backyard barbecue” and let them know that their “alumni dollars’ would be VERY highly scrutinized by the IRS as that tool has been used appropriately in the past to acquire results.

Now, for those activists that seem to crawl out of the cracks like “cockroaches” with their message of “hate America” I would, as your President arrange for an all expense paid trip to the vacation spot of their choice. To, the land of “no free speech” and a chance to “enlist” into the army of hate that they so willingly want to support.

If, I could, I would restore the MANDATORY taking off of your hat (males) at all public events. I would make it a law that when the national anthem is played, EVERYONE either salutes the flag or places their hand across their heart, just as our warriors do every morning and every night living thousands of miles from the comfort of their home. Everyone would have to stand during the playing of our national anthem. The only ones that cold sit would be “old folks” and “disabled veterans”. Hell, most of them that I know would stand out of “patriotism”.

Now for this religious extremism that is “rampant” because it is very easy under our constitution to express “freedom of speech”. My old accountant once said ” If someone wants to make an ass out of themselves, DON”T stop them.”

As our youngsters are taught the “real history” of our country, the pledge is restored into our schools and the national anthem resounds through ALL the halls of public gatherings then and ONLY then will sensibility survive. No longer will the media feast on “negatism” but by DEMAND have to report on the emergence of national pride.

Yes, someone STOLE MY COUNTRY, and I want it back. I don’t care how many people don’t like my country, I just want those that love it to stand up and let the world know “what a wonderful country the USA is”.

Respectfully, Regis Sauger

Regis Sauger is a licensed Mortgage Broker in Florida, an author, lecturer on credit awareness. He has conducted seminars for underwriters, attorneys, mortgage lenders, realtors and the general public. http://www.foreclosurewatchdogs.com/

The War on Drugs

The “War on Drugs” is a term that having worked as a Texas peace officer but also being much more liberal and open-minded than most officers has really troubled me. And, after seeing the astounding report that almost 1% of the entire United States population is currently in jail or prison caused this me to really want to speak out and voice his opinion on this. By no means do I expect that my point of view is novel or that I am really offering any information than that published before me; however, I am hopeful that as more people read and get informed, they will push their legislators for change, or at a minimum develop a greater sense of tolerance and understanding and stop spending billions of dollars on this unwinnable “war” and that they will start remembering their rights when encountering the police and using those rights to protect themselves by just saying “No” to police requests to search!

The War on Drugs refers to governmental programs intended to suppress the consumption of certain recreational drugs. First used by US President, Richard Nixon, in 1972 to describe US’s programs, equivalent terms are now used in many countries and are prevalent throughout law enforcement communities and court houses.

The War on Drugs utilizes several techniques to achieve its goal of eliminating recreational drug use:

1) Specialized law enforcement agencies–officers and techniques;

2) Information campaigns to educate the public on the dangers of drug use;

3) Sometimes questionable searches and seizures that may violate the 4th Amendment to the United State Constitution;

4) Incarceration of thousands.

A review of multiple articles has demonstrated that the federal government spends several billion dollars on this “war” annually. A number that I have seen multiple times is $17,000,000,000.00. That is about the same amount of money poured into the Food Stamps Program which is used to provide food to poor Americans. This is also about the same amount of money spent on the US’ General Sciences, Space, and Technology budget.

However, this number is not the actual financial cost, when things like salaries for local law enforcement officers, prosecutors, correctional officers, and other staff members are factored in. Or, if one factors in the costs of jailing persons convicted of drug offense and transporting the drugs that are seized to be destroyed, no to mention the fee for destroying them (must be done in an environmentally approved way-EPA). Some numbers have run as high as $60 billion dollars when everything is factored in.

These statistics are almost ten years old, but some federal government figures show that 24-34% of the prison population is locked-away for drug offenses. Now, I have not sorted through that statistics to determine what percent of prisoners are there for possession versus committing a separate crime, but I would be willing to wager that the numbers would be astounding.

In short, I am interested in these sorts of issues not only because I am an attorney, but because as a law enforcement officer, I daily encountered the opportunity to stop and search people that may possess drugs. Overall, my approach was far more forgiving than many of my fellow officers who made it their personal goal to arrest persons that may be in possession of narcotics, and believe me, I have seen this taken to an extreme interpretation. For example, one pill for Xanex that was in the bottom of a ladies purse was used to file “possession” charges on her, a felony. In the end, the charge was dismissed because the bottle was found and it was her husband’s prescription that she had taken to have filled and it had spilled in her purse. But, this was not without the toll on her family and finances in defending against this case. No, I did not make that arrest, but I heard about it and just shook my head.

If I stopped someone, it was very rare for me to attempt to search their vehicle by consent or otherwise. My view on the matter was that if they were going about their daily life in a way that their actions did not intrude on the public or create a direct hazard, I was not going to pry. And, possession of a very minor amount led me to believe that the person was just a casual user. Yes, it is possible that this person could lead to their dealer which could lead to a bigger dealer, but realistically, it was just not a fight that I ever found value in. Of course, arguments can be made on both sides of the law and will continue to be made. It really troubles me that the United States, which was founded on so many principles of freedom and self-liberty has succumb to an almost over-whelming attitude of “big brother protectionism”.

My overall goal in writing this article is just to point out that there is so much discretion involved at the law enforcement level that I would like to see more of a balance and equal enforcement implemented, but figuring out how to do that is next to impossible. Notice, this article never focused on issues like “racial profiling” and such which is unfortunately still very prevalent in this country and an abhorrent practice used by many officers. To some, anything that is used in the “war on drugs” is acceptable because it is a “war”… I’ve actually heard that statement made.

But, as an attorney, I just want to reiterate one very important right that we have as a society: SAY NO – to officers asking to search your vehicle. If they do not have probable cause to be in the car or in your house, the only way they may legally access it is by developing the probable cause and obtaining a search warrant or with your PERMISSION/CONSENT… so just say NO… do not fall victim to the “Well, if you don’t let me search, I am just going to call a K-9″….

Bottom line, if an officer finds something with a K-9, the punishment is no more severe than if you give permission to rummage through your belongings. So remember, start using your rights and say “NO” to requests by police to search.

Dax Garvin, Attorney and Counselor At law is an experienced Austin Texas DWI Attorney and a compassionate Austin divorce lawyer.

I graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law in May, 2002, and was licensed to practice law in Texas that November, following the July, 2002, Texas Bar Exam. Prior to that, I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Tyler and my first years of undergraduate work were spent at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where I learned the true passion of humanity-recognizing we are all part of one great society.

I worked in the Travis County Attorney’s Office from August, 2002, until October, 2003, when I entered into private practice with a mid-size Austin civil litigation firm, where I enhanced my skills for legal research, writing, motion practice, and working with insurance companies from the defense perspective.

Big Drug – Bad Drug

Do not be misled by the warm and fuzzy TV commercials directed at you by the big pharmaceutical companies. Those companies do NOT have your welfare at heart. They’re in the dairy faming business and you are their prize cash cow. They milk and they milk and there is no end to their ingenuity when it comes to separating you from your hard earned dollars.

We all know about Vioxx. We know that the FDA licensed this drug, despite obvious lethal side effects, and advised its use for arthritis sufferers, in particular. Arthritis patients are very vulnerable. They can’t move without pain and they frequently are used as guinea pigs by their own doctors as well as Big Drug companies. The FDA is so influenced by Big Drug, that it rushes to license medication without proper testing. In the case of Vioxx, it was obvious for years that Vioxx caused heart attacks in those very vulnerable arthritis patients for whom it was prescribed with gay abandon.

The editor of the Lancet states that the FDA and Vioxx’s manufacturer, Merck “acted out of ruthless, short-sighted, and irresponsible self-interest.”

That’s just one indictment. Merck, manufacturer of Vioxx was forced to settle thousands of law suits. But how many heads rolled in the FDA? Well, none, actually. It took a whistle blower to expose the true risks.

For every high profile disaster like Vioxx, there are hundreds of silent killers pushed on a trusting public, which falls for those warm and fuzzy TV commercials. Note that Big Drug is not permitted to advertise to the public in any countries except the United States and New Zealand. There is a very obvious reason for this. Sick people are vulnerable. If you advertise a drug that you say will help them, they’re going to ask their doctor to prescribe it for them. They trust you and they trust their doctor. They shouldn’t.

Big Drug Companies actually invent new diseases, for which they offer a panacea. When did you discover RLS, Restless Leg Syndrome? When you saw it on a TV commercial, that’s when. Now you think you might have RLS and maybe you should try that drug which purports to cure it.

Be afraid. Pay attention to the very fast disclaimers at the end of those TV commercials. They paint the true picture of life on unnecessary drugs.

Patricia R. Moynihan is the Irish lawyer who founded Dealon Bracelets in 1976. Dealon Bracelets are the traditional natural cure for all forms of arthritis. Patricia is a noted speaker on alternative health care and internet marketing. Reach her at her web site http://www.dealonbracelets.com or Mailto: patricia@dealonbracelets.com

Are Women To Rule The Human Race By Controlling Sex And Money?

Women are appointed to be the temptress of the human race. Women hold the key to most crimes in the world. Are women to blame? Or are men just weaklings?

Women hold the purse strings and control your sex life. You say not? What do you think might happen if men decide where and how to spend the money and where to have their sexual desires satisfied?

Eighty percent or more of the entire jail population are locked up because of these two women dominated commodities, sex and money. Women rule both. The main crimes are easily money theft, sexual murder and assault, never mind rape.

If women ruled our planet would the control of these commodities be shared more equitably and the abuse be less?

Don’t call for my castration please; I am merely focusing opinion at that which is generally unspoken but widely acknowledged amongst society at large, and I dare say if it is not, let’s wake up. Having admitted my allegiance to this thought, how can I possibly love women? Problem is, I like most men am what God created me to be, the hunter.

Are women truly from Venus?

Here are some general facts (or opinions) about women. Many men will deny their agreement in public; but in their inner bosom there is no denial. After all the fact are there for all to see.

• Gentlemen prefer blondes

• Brunettes start blonde jokes to discredit blonds, because gentlemen prefer blondes.

• Women travel 10 km to save $0.50 on a product advertised as being sold at a special price, but it well costs $5.00 in gasoline to get there.

• Women will buy something not because they need it, but because it is a bargain.

• Women suffragettes burnt their bra because they wanted to be treated like men.

• Women believe that the world would be a better place if they were the rulers of this planet. (I think they should be given the opportunity , men have cocked it up good and proper, can’t get any worse.)

• Make love not war is a better motto than kill for oil.

• Women control about 80% of the spending power of a household, if not more. Thus they control the bulk of the general public’s spend.

• Women to a large extent wear slacks, jeans and the like. Are they aiming to proof a point? (like who wears the pants) I’m sure there will be lots of denials. Generally I’d say men prefer minni-skirts.

• Women dress sexily to show off their bodies, when men take notice they get reported for sexual harassment.

• Woman was the original temptress of the world, (remember the apple?) Nothing has changed today. Men get tempted and condemned for it.

• Women allow their husbands to be the men of the house as long as it is with their approval, and preferably not to frequently.

• Women spend what men work for. (Ooops, that’s a little controversial)

• Women control the greatest crime causing commodities in the world, money and sex, but men commit the most crimes to beget these commodities.

If a census were to be taken at the country’s jails I have no doubt that 80% or more of the inmates’ crimes were perpetrated in a quest to control or to get one of the two women controlled peripherals. women or money. Possibly even both of the enumerated factors.

A weapon, which is often used by women in defence of being called the weaker sex, is the observation that Our Lord first created men and than noticed some serious flaws, so to perfect his creation He made women. In today world, I think some women truly believe this.

There are no doubt many more general observations about women one could make, but this suffices, I have made the point, which demonstrates the general consensus amongst men when they talk away from women ears.

Most men will quietly admit to most of the women fads as enumerated. I wonder how many men will have the guts to write and agree with me. I’ve given the address at the foot of the article. Come on, don’t leave me in this alone, all men and women have opinions on this subject.

No wonder some great author said that women are aliens from Venus.

The other side of the coin

• Women must often have double the qualification for the same job as men and then they still get paid less because they are female. Is this just? Are they short of some sort of inherent ability although they have more academic qualifications? Or are men hell bent on keeping them bare foot and pregnant in the kitchen?

• Women are more loyal employees than men.

• Women can multi task better then men.

• Women are great to hand the screaming baby too.

• Women are more loyal than men.

• Women cope better with a crisis than men.

There is a under current amongst women, complaining that nowadays men have the headaches, what happened? Let me enlighten the women who believe they are under supplied.

Men are now 50% housewife since women are in full time employ. Women please take note now that you are in full day employ and expect the husbands to do 50% of the motherly duties, nothing against that, but please, we must change nappies and get up at 2 am to warm the babies bottle etc., Why should we not be entitled to the occasional head ache?

In fact, the whole of creation is upside down, look at your teenage daughter, at the age of 14 or 15 possibly even younger they are chasing boys. Should not the men be the hunter? I think so. Look at nature the way God created it. Males are the hunters, but note, only successful if the women gives permission. Women in control.

What happened to the “Barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen” brigade of women? What has changed? I’ll tell you what has changed, greed, we all want bigger homes, better cars etc. It’s the keeping up with the Joneses syndrome which is the problem. to achieve this wives have had to become economically active. I’m not saying I liked women better when barefoot etc, no, I’m asking a question, who has the answer?

Men, your world is changing, women are taking over, and you are not about to stop the avalanche. In fact they will more than likely shortly rule America. Who cares? They can not do any worse then men. Or can they? Is Venus in the same state of chaos as planet earth?

Here is some tangible proof that women are widely recognised as the temptresses of the world as ever they were.

If women are not, why does a manufacturer of great Italian vehicles have to have a scantily clothed, sexy women present at their exhibit at the Earls Court Motor Show, right on the rotating platform? Because women are a star attraction, pretty, shapely women attract men, and the advertiser hopes that on the off chance they may even notice the car. Women, remain ever the temptress, and this fact is well exploited by the emperors of commerce. She tempts men, she draws them closer to come and look. (At what?)

I’ve said enough, or just about. Men, do you know that the greatest slice of internet money is taken home by women? ( have to get my wife operative at this). I wonder why, if in commerce they are remunerated at a lesser level for similar professions? It appears that they are taking over. The internet is the world’s largest market place. It is the only place I know where you often do not know with whom you are transacting. Does this indicate that women are discriminated against because of the misnomer, “weaker sex?”

Internet seems the only real equitable place we do not know or determine if the GURU is a women, if it is a women, she earns the same and more than the male, could the reason be that here gender is obscured? Shoo, makes you think, doesn’t it?

Temptation from the Garden of Eden. Till today the world upholds women as the ultimate temptress hence the ever present female torso largely in various states of undress in advertising. It is held that a half naked feminine torso if shaped according to the fads of the male world will attract attention, and it does. Some of the most obscure products use women in their advertising to get their product noticed. Women have a multiplicity of uses. Are men just as versatile?

For men, the danger of being swamped by women lurks around every corner, or is it a danger, is it not perhaps good fortune lurking? I can name a few women who were colossus in this world during the immediate past decades, like British Maggie or Jewish Golda. I am not very fond of the worlds idle parasites who ride the shu shu train of wealth like the Dutch Queen and the British Queen etc.
What could the poor of the world do with their wealth and income? Costs me money for no return.

Are men about to be relieved of all the responsibilities of this planet? Women are very capable of earning big money. If women as a species suddenly wake up and employ their full persuasive powers in every sense of the word, they will rule, the purse and the bedroom. Men in powerful positions demand sex, if women were there they would extract favours for sex, which is worse? Thing are looking bleak for the strongest sex, soon to be the weakest.

Unopposed i am sure, the women of the world are each in their own right and personal domain, minister of finance, food supplies and sexual pleasure.

Men, I ask, do we still have a roll to play? Women no longer need us, sex is also pleasurably achievable without a male around, in fact many women will claim greater erotic pleasure contributing this to mechanical bedroom equipment. Are we the stronger sex? May be physically, but mentally? We are lorded over by women in all the important facets of life, certainly the two deemed most important. Women rule supreme. I say thank heaven they do not seem to have cottoned on the this fact as yet. However, it is a fact of life. Sex and money are the women domains.

Now then, if this be so they must shoulder the blame for modern society’s promiscuity and money greed, for both of these society steal murder and plunder. Does it mean that men have been weaklings since Eve tempted Adam?

Are women running our lives or are women running out of control?

I’d like a few opinions, I sure as hell don’t know where I am on or off with this women issue. Do we respect the species who clearly hold the key to our survival? Do we stand by and let women rule the world? Come on, let me have some input, don’t let the world believe that only the author thinks like this.

I have left a facility for sharing your view at the foot of the page.

I look forward to a few answers, hopefully dispersed by some good humour. No antagonism please, women live on this planet also, not only on Venus. We are not looking to make war with women, I’d rather make love, yes with women.

Here are a few internet facts on women.

Keyword search on Women, Guess what was tops? Naked women 35000 hits a day

Keyword search on Men, Guess what was tops here? It was naked men, but significantly less in number at 12000 per day.

Next I typed in Women Money I got 178 daily searches on this

Then I typed in Men Money and got 15 daily searches. An interesting bit of information is the keyword phrase Women Wrestle Men for Money, 165000 pages, check it on Google.

So 3 the question remain unanswered

• Will this be a better world if the women rule?

• Are women who definitely rule money and sex responsible for the worlds promiscuity?

• Would the jails be only quarter as full if it was not women being in control of sex and money?

I would like to hear from those of you who have been to the proverbial womens haven Venus is better place than planet earth.

Hans Monsma

Women rule. Is Venus chaotic like planet earth?
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Why Is Health Care So Expensive

There is a variety of opinions on how our health care system ended up in the mess it is today, and just as many ideas on how to fix it. Bottom line I wouldn’t count on a miracle solution that fixes everything.

I look at the problem different than a lot of people. Instead of asking how do we pay for the incredible cost of today’s medical care I like to study why it’s so expensive. Yes, there are modern facilities, equipment and procedures that help improve & extend our lives & have a tremendous effect on the price we pay. I still feel that if we look at history we will find some bad turns our country took.

In my opinion the first bad turn we took was at the end of World War II when employers started offering health insurance in an attempt to lure employees. This is a nice benefit but as more and more companies offered insurance the average person lost touch with just how much doctors & hospitals were charging. People looked for the best care not caring what it cost. This allowed doctors to charge whatever they wanted without any outcry from their patients. Insurance is paying the bill.

The next turn came when we changed our view of health insurance. Originally health plans were what we would call major medical insurance these days. If you have an oil spill in your garage do you call your home insurance or do you clean it up? The same was true with health care, people would pay for office visits but if you needed something big done your insurance kicked in. As we started expecting insurance to pay everything we further lost touch with the cost of our care.

Probably the most talked about problem is the parade of huge lawsuits that have driven up the liability insurance that doctors must carry. I understand wanting to be compensated if a doctor makes a mistake that effects your quality of life, but I believe that most of the settlements are excessive. This leaves us facing a few victims & lawyers getting huge pay days, the courts allow it and the rest of us pay the bill. There have been attempts to cap lawsuit awards but the lawyers have risen up to defeat them.

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Diamond Minds, Metro Europe – Libya Wants In!

When we see and hear leaders of Europe on a British television, it is refreshing to hear such diamond thinking. What they say has great and good events coming at us, even through all the gloom of the moment. They speak to a delegate from Russia, and from Serbia, and we hear of their amazing brilliant thinking. Their minds are of peace and so beyond those of the warrior man from Russia and the man from Serbia. The man from Russia, we know, is there as ethnic bully big brother Slav to protest that Kosovo wants to be an independent state, as the population is 90 percent Albanian, not Serb.

As with elsewhere we can think of, Serbia insists that Kosovo is their core and heart, and their heart will not beat without it. And we can recall that a decade ago tanks from Russia did arrive in Belgrade, and we all bombed around them, so to speak, until, mercifully they drove back to Russia. That was when Ivan the Bear was weak and poor. Now his vaults are spilling surplus from the oil and gas to Europe, he is expanding, getting more angry.

And, as always Emperor Fudd of America, blasting his huge gun at everything in the forest except Bugs bin Laffin, wants to set missile sites closer to Moscow. The sites in Turkey are much closer to Iran, so why this provocation towards Russia? Uncle Sam the lesser says to point at way far away at Iran, you understand, Ivan. Ivan does understand all too well. And the vacuous lump of coal in the brain of our leader, who seems to take us for the fools he shows himself to be, as leads us closer to a new unneeded, not affordable fire again. Compared to his diamond of a father, who helped bring down that wall, and ensured peace on earth in his time,a lump of coal followed a diamond.

But give the devil his due. With all that the horror George Bush has inflamed in the mid east, we should all notice how in one way, he stumbled over another terrorist problem he did not yet have in his sights. But one brilliant mind sensed he soon would, and that was a mortal enemy until recently of the west. And I refer to how the world did get at least this one benefit out of the hell of Iraq. It is fact that once long ago, Ronald Reagan had amazed us with a rocket attack on the personal home of the leader of Libya. It killed several of the leaders of the family, and terror actions easily linked to Libya began to go down.

To me, Ronald Reagan’s proudest hour, when he amazed us all with his God like strike at this man linked to recent horrible attacks at a nightclub in Berlin. If Germany not dare slap, America could, would, and did speak of the sanctity of life and those who mock it. And every American, and many others, whatever their unrest at other Reagan policies, stood tall with Ron. As Reagan looked into the eyes of the camera, and right into the eyes of that man who had missed this missile attack by a hair, and you knew would be watching for Reagan’s words. He had just felt his sword. And when Ronnie said “You can run, but you can’t hide”, we all knew we had Clint Eastwood after a bad guy, and it felt good to be on the side of right.

And now, while George Bush has just cost the 4,000th American life, as well as the looting and loss to humanity of precious artifacts of the earliest civilization, why not go home. This British independent panel of leaders of the mid east has generally agreed that American safety decreases by the hour. Mission accomplished, go home. When weapons of mass destruction were no longer the point, at least there was was satisfying scene of Saddam down in his hole in the ground, pistol in his lap, surrendering quietly, to extend his grand life just that little bit longer, I wondered what that leader of Libya was thinking. A brilliant mind, long so full of anger at the west, saw himself soon, coming out of some hole he had better plan better than Saddam.

And within weeks, Libya had announced that it was denouncing all weapons of mass destruction, and that it dismantling a modest nuclear project it had been working on. It wanted to join with the west in building to the future. American oil giants, including one who had quietly been in talks about their oil rights in Libya, long put on hold, could re apply for exploration. Such discussions have begun. So this is a positive, and leads back to our point.

Those European gentlemen at that table in Europe, startled the Serb and frightened Ivan the bear when they saw not only Serbia and Kosovo inside the EU, but all those last bits down there of Europe, on their way to Istanbul. And they caused much amazement when they said they could see, a greater wide Europe, including north Africa as with Rome, sea to sea to sea. And this forward thinking is led in part by the fact the the one rotating presidency of Europe this year is the first time held by the first of old Yugoslavia to meet standards of civilization and rule of law to join Europe.

And what about when the rotating presidency of Europe requires a first leader from north Africa, their turn, usually one they would really want in, such as one with massive unexplored oil reserves. So who suspects no longer skulking, but emperor clad, a Libyan Caesar for one whole new year, the President for the Year of Europe. How the mind reels, to imagine that terrorist for decades, so eager to live, could be Charlemagne and Caesar and Churchill for a year. He could wear robes like Caesar, but behave godly, or love of Allah, like Aristotle. And we see that as diamond thinking, and we saw it’s creation from a hellish lump of coal. Allah, and God, can be merciful. Now President Duck, quack back home. Mission accomplished.There is no Sumerian artifact intact, that world is on fire for years, go home.

The President of Metro Europe has the authority of the voices of this wonderful new democracy. Did you know that Libya has the greatest Roman palaces outside Rome, as it was the winter spa for the Emperor of Rome. Who, long before Caesar, was a man born in Libya, and liked to feel rich at home, even his winter retreat. It could make a great winter office spa for those sniffling bureaucrats in Brussels. That that should help that ball along. The cameras are now showing these amazing palaces and great halls, as the rusty door of freedom creaks over. No more Attila, no hat of Napoleon. All hail democratic Caesar, who only gets to speak what we all agree!

Derek Dashwood enjoys the combining of science into the humanities to measure politics and use and wise use of power and how it is shown at It’s Her Diamond, Let Her Pick

Politics And The Economy

The most crucial question in the minds of many Americans and people around the world today is: Who will be the Democratic Nominee for President of the United States this election year? Will it be Illinois Senator Obama, or will it be New York Senator and former First Lady Clinton? Whosoever it is, history is about to be made as Americans are gearing up to elect either the first woman President, or the first African American President of the United States of America.

Let there be no misunderstanding, the Democratic ticket will be Obama-Clinton, or Clinton-Obama. The Democratic Political Strategists would be silly and simply idiotic not to have this ticket to defeat the smooth, seasoned and polished Senator John McCain this November. Let us hope that these two Candidates (Obama-Clinton) will put their egos, self interests or personal aggrandizement aside and embrace what seemed to be a well needed shift in the political culture and socialization in the United States. The mandate of the people has spoken across this Nation. There is no doubt that the American people are ready to embrace change. What is most noble of our democracy is the fact that America’s laws and its people are an evolutionary process and one that is base on necessity. We are always trying to be better. What a country! With a Constitution just over 200 years old, the American people have demonstrated that the color of a man’s skin or one’s gender is of no more significance. What a breath of fresh air to see this young and brilliant African American and woman running for the White House. However, the question still remains, will it happen?

Let us not get carried away by celebrating any victory for the Democrats too fast. We still have those closet racists who still believe in this 21st Century that one’s pigmentation is a factor. How they will vote, we do not know. Then again, we have the black pessimists who still utter words like: “America is not ready for a black President.” How silly. We have the Hispanics who can be very unpredictable. We have the older voters who are set in their ways and generally make up the majority of our voting population. However, with a surge of young voters, will it make a difference in November? Can Obama-Clinton or Clinton-Obama pull it off this fall?

One thing for sure, the American people are galvanized by this shaky economy, anti war sentiments in Iraq, lack of healthcare, high gas prices at the pump, etc. People are losing their homes and jobs across this Nation in the millions. Those that seek the American dream through diligence are fed up and lost faith in their government. We have seen our noble Veterans begging in the streets and middle class jobs outsourced overseas. It is time to take care of the American people. Let us take care of home first then help where we can in the world after. We cannot afford to boast in our arrogance that we are the greatest Nation on the planet, yet we cannot provide basic healthcare and decent jobs to our citizens. We cannot afford to cast a blind eye to the world however. Let me remind those with short term memories what took place in Germany many years ago. We turned a blind eye to some disgruntled and ignorant folks in Germany at that time called the Brown Shirts. They became a formidable force known as the Nazis under Adolph Hitler that led to the destruction of over 5 million of our Jewish brothers and sisters lives. So while we should take care of America first, we must keep an eye on the world so that something as horrible as this will not repeat itself anywhere again on this planet.

As for Senator John McCain, the Republican Nominee for President of the United States, his service to this Great Republic is first class, invaluable and second to none. I applaud him wholeheartedly for his service to this Nation. I admire his impeccable character and the fact that he is not the conventional politician. He is a “straight shooter.” Senator McCain will say the same thing to people in 10 different rooms. You can rest assured that what he says in Room number 1 will be consistent throughout Room number 10. I like that about him. No one can ever question the veracity of Senator McCain’s words. Undoubtedly, he is the best qualified for Commander in Chief. However, timing might be a factor for this great American Hero. Senator McCain will have to unequivocally convince the American people that he will revitalize the economy, provide healthcare, deal with this immigration issue, create jobs and restore the middle class in order to win this election…straight up. While many Americans are concern about the war on terror and those that want to kill us for our freedom, the American people are crying out for jobs, healthcare, and to save their homes. Owning a home is the core tenet of the American dream. We must restore the American people and promulgate laws that prohibit corrupt banks, mortgage companies, brokers, etc., from taking the American people for a ride.

Come this November, invoke your constitutional rights and vote. Remember that many of your ancestors died for that privilege. Go into that polling booth and vote your conscience. One thing for sure, whether it be Obama, McCain or Clinton, the American people are ready to sacrifice and work with our duly elected President. May God continue to bless the United States of America.

Patrick Pearce is Founder, President and CEO for Southeastern Development & Consulting Group, Inc., a Florida Corporation.

Patrick Pearce earned his BA degree from the City University of New York and his law degree (JD) from Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York.

Patrick Pearce works as a Consulting and In House Attorney with various Law Firms and Government Offices.
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US Immigration Visa Lawyer – New Reforms?

As a US Immigration Visa Lawyer, I have come to believe this country desperately needs new US immigration reforms. I formed this belief a long time before our Congress began its immigration debates.

In my work, I had come to see many faults of our current policies. Particularly, there are some injustices that “go on” in today’s system.

What are they?

People who should stay are being deported. People who should leave USA are staying regardless of their current immigration status.

All immigration policies have to be based on one principle. People who contribute to USA’s economy the most should always be allowed to stay. People who create more problems by committing crimes, for instance, should be deported.

It is a very simple principle that will work. By the way, when I talk about contribution to US economy, I do not mean only contribution from professional people. That is, people with degrees who have some specialized body of knowledge.

You can contribute to this economy by cleaning toilets or doing a farm work. After all, America needs people who clean toilets, move furniture, and do babysitting. In many cases, American people do not want these jobs anyway. Why not let the foreigners do them? Someone has to fill these positions too.

We can regulate our immigration more if we allow people to fill these positions legally.

We should also implement many Canadian policies. In terms of its resources, USA tends to be more wealthy than Canada. However, people tend to be more happy and satisfied with the direction in which Canadian government is leading them.

For instance, you do not see too many homeless people there. You do not see many unemployed people. You do not see too many people using its welfare system. Here, we have a riot for public benefits. It is because Canada has “smart” immigration policies in place. These policies obviously do work. Otherwise, the country would have been a “mess” by now.

How does Canada deal with its unwanted immigrants?

They are usually deported immediately. When there are legal battles to withhold a removal proceeding, some of these unwanted immigrants are granted “no status.” It means these immigrants can stay in Canada. However, they do not have any rights. Many “no status” immigrants are living in Toronto, Ontario. In many cases, these people can only live where there is a decent chance of getting a job.

Also, they live within their own ethnic communities. Much like some employers in USA, some Canadian employers are still hiring “no status” immigrants. Life is not easy for them. However, Canada has to look after its own welfare first before it can allow many foreigners to stay permanently.

Again, if we do not know what immigration policies we need to adopt, we must look at Canada or Sweden. We would have been better off than we are now if we did so a long time ago.

All our immigration problems stem from being in denial. For years, our society refused to acknowledge we have immigration problems. What is worse is we were not willing to do anything about them. In the mean time, these problems “grow” and “develop.”

It is still possible to correct our US immigration system. We must look at our neighboor for help now!

Mark Clay, Esq., is a US immigration lawyer for Online International Service (http://www.onlineinternationalservice.com). The leader in online US immigration legal services.