Random Musings

Military Posers

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1024px-Flag_funeralOne thing in the news that has me up in arms lately (and there have been a few), but this one I am going to write about.  I HATE MILITARY POSERS.  If you don’t know what I mean, here are just a few examples:

More People Than Ever Pretending to be Navy SEALS - “Only 500 [SEALs] served in Vietnam. And we’ve met all 20,000 of them,” said Steve Robinson, a former SEAL in Forsyth, Mo., and author of “No Guts, No Glory: Unmasking Navy SEAL Imposters.” NY Man Busted Pretending to be Soldier for First Class Upgrade - “Rock Diaz, 22,…

Remove the tint…

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This morning, while riding into work, I was looking out the window at the sun rising over the mountains.  And I was enjoying the sunrise when we turned and headed towards it.  At that point the sunrise came to life.  The colors were amazing.  It was at that point that I realized that the tint on the side window was not only removing the harsh glare from the sun, but it was also muting the colors.  Making the sunrise less colorful and vibrant.

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How many times do we allow ourselves to look at life through tinted eyes.  How often do …

Society needs more than laws.

Long Spoons……

There is a parable, fable, or allegory about long spoons.  The fable goes as follows.

Swami was having a conversation with Lord Shiva one day and said Lord, “I would like to know what heaven and hell are like”.

 

Lord Shiva led the Swami to two doors.

 

He opened one of the doors and the Swami looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the Swami’s mouth water.

 

The people sitting around the

How far they have come….

Albert Sydney Herlong, Jr (Feb 1909 – Dec 1995) U.S. Representative from Florida (Jan 1967 – Jan 1969)

Albert S. Herlong, Jr was a US Representative for the 4th district in Florida from 1967-1969.   On Jan 10, 1963 he read to the house by the request of a Mrs. Nordman a list of “Current Communist Goals,”  this list was taken from a book called, “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen.  If you would like to see a complete list, you can find it at: http://rense.com/general32/americ.htm.  I am only going to list of few of them here to open …

Preppers

One of the titles that the current media has villainized is that of Prepper.  I think it is funny that current media is trying to make anyone who is preparing for hard times is considered a zealot or a nut job.  But heck, the LDS church has been telling us to be a prepper for a LONG time now (food storage).  There is absolutely nothing WRONG with being prepared for hard times, and having your family in order.  The thing that I think they don’t get is that as the LDS Church also teaches is that everything should be done …

My Political Philosphy

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Back in February of 2009, I wrote an Open Letter to Politicians.  In this letter I stated what qualities I think that politicians should have.  I am going to step it up a notch and do a post on my political stance.  Basically this is a post that explains where I stand politically, and some of the reasoning behind it.  Basically if I were to run for any political office, this would be my platform, as well as the platform that I judge all the politicians I vote for.

First, some ground work.  There are a couple core thoughts that I …

Do houses have a soul?

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Do houses have souls?  Most people would tell you that the answer to that question is No.  I would have to agree with them, to a point.  I don’t think that houses have souls, but I would say that they have a spirit.

Houses are basically containers.  They contain the people that live in them, the items those people own, and the at times the family and friends they invite over.  Like any container it eventually is changed and either improved or ruined by what it holds.

For example, would you want to put your milk in a gas can after …

Zombies move into Christmas

There is an author out there that is gaining some popularity.  His name is Seth Grahame-Smith.  He has given us great novels like,”Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, “How to survive a Horror Movie”, and several other classics.

He has now come out with a work that is getting RAVE reviews.   The title of this one is, “Unholy Night”, and when I saw it in the book store the other day, my stomach turned.

Here is what the book is about:

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, comes UNHOLY

The Love!

If you follow my blog, you know that I plan on voting for Mia Love come this November [Previous Post].  There is a lot of incorrect information floating around out there about her, and the City of Saratoga Springs.  The purpose of this post is to shed some light on the facts, and to let others know the truth, and why I am going to vote for Mia in November.

First, I want to share an experience that I had once when interacting with Mia.  I have had a lot of opportunities to talk to Mia about issues in …

“Concerned Citizens of Saratoga Springs”

NOTICE: This post is not a very nice post on my side.  I am tired of this type of crap when it comes to politics, and I do not hold back any punches on this post.  If you don’t want to hear me rant, then DONT read it.

Yikes….   I received the following email yesterday that was addressed to me, the Bishops, Clerks, Stake Leaders, and Executive Secretaries from several local Latter Day Saint wards.  (Let me first say, that it is against Church policy to send any political or commercial email to people you get from Church rolls, directories …