Tuesday, August 19
Monday, August 11
Saturday, August 9
There are two ways in which anything can be exchanged: peaceful or violent. A peaceful exchange is if you do something good for me, I'll do something good for you. Capitalism is the epitome of a peaceful means of exchange. A violent means of exchange is if you don't do something good for me, I'm going to do something bad for you. There are two major objections to capitalism which can be refuted: 1) It encourages greed. In a true market economy capitalism neutralizes greed. A greedy man must think of others first to give people a reason to come back to his business. 2) In a capitalist system, some people must win while others lose. That assumes that the free market system is a zero sum game like a sports contest, i.e. the Bears win and the Eagles lose. In a market sum game, everybody can win. Price is dependent upon supply and demand.
Tuesday, August 5
Monday, July 14
The USA is under siege
From sea to shining sea;
Its people gasp in disbelief,
“How did this come to be??”
Our nation’s southern borders
Have been wiped off from the map;
There, strangers make their move inside
While the politicians nap.
Children, teens, and gang-bangers
By the thousands - coming in -
On trains, on buses, and on foot
While WE take it “on the chin”.
Diseases, bugs, and viruses:
TB, VD, and lice,
Are ALSO immigrating here
And overwhelming ICE.
The terrorists - they’re sneaking through,
And our safety’s in a bind.
Border patrol is gathering up
Prayer rugs they’ve left behind.
Gone are the days when Jihad
Had to stow away by air;
Now, they enter through OUR “holy ground,”
Being greeted by friends from CAIR.
Ellis Island once was used
But now sits empty, dark.
New York should just convert it
Into a big amusement park.
Where’s the sense in all of this?
It was not meant to be!
The land of freedom and justice
Has now lost its sovereignty.
A troubled soldier wandered off
Into the enemy’s lair;
So Obama released five terrorists -
An exchange HE thought was fair !
There’s unrest in the Middle East;
The nations are on attack.
Hamas is out to kill the Jews
While Israel fights back.
Christians are being targeted
And murdered one by one;
If they don’t convert, the extremists revert
To a sword blade and a gun.
The leader of the ISIS group
Is on a killing spree;
Once under lock and key, he’s loose,
‘Cause Obama set him free.
“I’ll see you in New York,’ was said
By this evil terrorist,
As he left his cell he did not tell
Who was on his Murder List.
The VA Health Care is a mess
With deaths and waiting lists,
But there’s been no explanation
Amidst all their “turns” and “twists.”
This system, run by government
Is more than our vets should bear;
So get ready, all Americans -
To be screwed by Obamacare !
Our troops have kept us safe from harm
And are frequently deployed;
If Obama keeps cutting their numbers,
Militarily, we’re destroyed.
In the White House lives a king,
Which is what the Founders feared.
He took his seat upon the throne
While the people stood and cheered.
Our Constitution, once revered,
Has kept our nation great,
But to dare speak out or protest now
Makes one “mean” and “full of hate.”
Obama used the “right” words
When he ran for president,
But to centralize the people’s power
Was always his intent.
Barack made empty promises
He knew he wouldn’t keep.
His “change” was for Karl Marx’s world,
His “hope” was we’d stay asleep.
America’s at its tipping point
With no more room to spare.
Old Uncle Sam is beaten, bruised,
And gasping for some air.
A leader must have character
And concern for the common good.
But the people got lost in “hope” and “change”
Which Obama hoped they would.
The voters have themselves to blame;
Elections have consequences.
America will destroy itself
Unless the people come to their senses.
I hope our land reverses course
With better days to come.
But then maybe I’M the “Dreamer”
If I beat a silent drum.
- Karel Follman-Jones
Thursday, May 29
What You Need:
1. A sturdy army surplus backpack.
2. A first aid kit, including bandages, iodine, alcohol, gauze and painkillers.
3. Close range "melee" type weapons. I have a hand made bearded axe that will go through solid walls, a welder’s chipping hammer (nasty looking thing), bowie knife, and assorted pocket knives.
4. Long range weapons. You will need a rifle, not a sniper's rifle. Choose something that uses common ammunition, something you will not have a problem finding in looted sporting good stores, dead bodies and trashed houses. Choose something lite that you can strap to your back and above all MAKE SURE YOU KNOW HOW TO USE IT.
5. Clothing. At least one set each of hot weather and cold weather clothing, you can always ditch what you don't need.
6. Boots. A sturdy new pair of military combat boots, preferably steel toes. Trust me on the steel toes, when you're stuck with no weapons you'll be glad you have them. Make sure they are comfortable and broken in. Water proof boots are good for woodland areas, for areas like bayous and such make sure you have Vietnam era jungle boots.
7. Manuals. When you're on the run, starving, and out of water you won't be thinking clearly, manuals are a good way to ensure you will not forget important information. I currently have my improvised munitions handbook, an army wilderness survival handbook and a wilderness observation and tracking book.
8. Water. Make sure you have a canteen and get purification tablets to refill. I can't stress water enough.
9. Rain gear. This one is obvious.
10. A fire kit. When you're freezing in the woods you will not be able to rub two sticks together. Make sure all your matches and lighters are sealed in plastic. Bring kindling if you can. I have also included lighter fluid.
11. Light. Bring an army style red lensed flashlight. The red light will not ruin your night vision (your natural night vision) so you will not be left in the dark when you have to turn it off.
12. Medicine. Any important medication you may be on i.e. insulin, asthma medications.
13. Radios. If there are others in your group you will want to be able to communicate with them if you get lost.
14. Hand signals. If you have others in your group you will need to be able to communicate with them silently, make sure everyone in the group understands the hand signals.
15. Navigational equipment. Bring a compass and maps of the surrounding area. Good maps include road maps, hiking maps, and topographical maps. MAKE SURE you know how to use a compass and read a map.
16. Shelter. A tent if you can carry it, something that will keep you out of the wind and rain. If it's too big to carry in your bag and run at the same time leave it behind. You will then have to improvise.
17. A hand cranked radio. You will want to keep updated on new reports and such.
18. Batteries. Lots of batteries
19. A watch
20. Cooking equipment. This includes a pot of some sort, eating utensils, and something to cut wood with. I'd suggest a "Commando Saw" which is like barbed piano wire and will fit in your pocket.
21. Fishing equipment. Maybe not a rod, but bring hooks, lots of line, and lures. LEARN TO FISH
22. Knowledge. This is your absolute best weapon. Once you have chosen the place or area you will run to make sure you know it like the back of your hand. No doubt others have thought of the same location, it will be your knowledge of the area that makes your better. If there is a stream, know where it starts and where it goes. Know the hills, the mountains, the trails, the flora, fauna and climactic conditions year around.