Political And Stranger Things

With everything going on in the world, why do we want someone who behaves like a child who is going to have a fit if they can’t have things their way? The fact that Mr Trump said that he would ‘sue’ if he doesn’t get the Republican presidential nomination is a child who needs a good smack on the back side and told that the world doesn’t run around them.

As a veteran, when I look at who is wanting to lead the armed forces, I look at what they have said before and what they are saying now. I have always been proud of the military, and at the same time I know that there are problems with it. One is Street gangs in the service. There was a report done in 2007 where the DOD was told that the problem was larger than they were willing to say.

That was 2007, there is proof that the same Street gangs are still in the system. We are talking about the major gangs (Bloods, Latin Kings, MS 13 and others). If a person is
elected to the President of the USA and can’t keep their mouth under control,  we are in trouble.

Think about it when you listen to the news.

Didn’t We Learn?

Didn’t we learn from the last century that the extreme talk of some can have very dangerous side effects? This isn’t a political  stance, this is a moral stance. This is a reminder of what people running their mouths can cause.

I have been listening to the comments that Mr. Trump has been saying during his run for the Presidency and frankly it scares the daylights out of me. He has said that 50,000 ‘immigrants’ would have to go back. The thing is that this country was founded by ‘immigrants’.  He has also said that the welfare problem is caused by ‘an anchor baby’ system for immigrants. – There are two things here that I need to point out, 1) people who are of Caucasian decent are ‘immigrants’ in a form and 2) closing the borders will not make this country better – it is called Isolationism.

We have been there before: at the end of World War 1, a defeated nation (Germany) was in chaos. There were riots in the streets and we ended up with an extremist that wanted to blame all the problems on a group of people. That person was Hitler, and he used people’s anger against another group to take control. Don’t believe me – ask Jerry Springer  – his family had to leave Germany due to the fact that the Nuremberg race laws made things hard and they were being persecuted due to religion.

I can understand wanting to make this country great again, but we need to engage our brains and not fall for the anger speeches that are out there. Statements like

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bring crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people.”

It sounds a lot like: “Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.” (Hitler said this.)

There is a statement that I want to leave you with. It was said by Winston Churchill.

Scam Alert!!!!

This could and does happen to so many of us that I wanted to do another post on it. There are people and companies that will do everything to scam the daylights out of you. If you are like me, you don’t have Bill Gate’s credit score and find at times that things are hard. If you are thinking of a short term or even medium term loan — becareful!! YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO PAY MONEY TO GET MONEY!!!!

With my recent medical issues, I was looking for a medium term loan (3-4 years) to pay off a lot of things that had come up. One of the sites that I found was  http://www.3yearloans.com. The first thing that got my attention was that my malware protection went off. Then my phone rang and it was an automated system saying I had been approved for $5000.00. I talked with the person and they were saying that I would need to pay ‘insurance’ money to get the funds and that I could get up to $7,500.00. ( second alert there). I told them I had a doctor calling in and would have to have them call me back – gut feeling of something not right here!

They call back and wanted me to do a $250.00 ‘insurance’ payment and I told them that I didn’t have the money to do so. I said I would put the application on hold and talk to them later. I went to Google and started to dig.

This morning they called my cell phone  and wanted to know if I wanted to do the loan, and the person I had talked to yesterday had said that they were with the Better Business Bureau and worked with the FTC. When I told them what problems I was having with it they got real quiet. I asked to talk to their manager and he started to talk in circles! Told them not happening and to remove me from their calling information and email information or I would be contacting the Federal Government on them – got a disconnect in my ear!

http://www.3yearloans.com is part of another compay that has an F rating with the Better Business Bureau and they tried with me to change all the information time and time again. BE CAREFUL IF YOU DEAL WITH THEM!!!!!!!

 

Thank You

Thank You

This is a Thank you to those that have been there for me. The reason that I am saying this is simple. They need to hear it. The last week has been a challenge for me and they were willing to help out.

My mom flew in from out of town to help me while I had surgery. I have been one of those that has always been a fighter on when things go bad. The fact that she was willing to come out from Arizona and then willing to do things like to go to the store and help me when the pain was bad is a true blessing.

My father, he is willing to let her fly out when he could have asked me to do the best that I can. With the history that we have had his willingness to let her come out and help was a great surprise. To that I say thank you so very much.

There are those at the Seattle VA Medical Center that took care of me. Even when I got out of the hospital, I got a call today and they wanted to make sure that I got everything that I needed and that I was doing OK. They could have told me what to do and then gone on to the next person.

I know that these sound strange but the fact is that with out others we often don’t realize how bad things can get without them. I am thankful for them. I have been luckier than I realized when I look back on my past and now realize that even when I didn’t choose to see them standing there helping me stand up when things are down for me.

To them I say thank you so very much. You are loved in ways that most can’t understand. I may not show it but it is there.

Riddle Me This….

Riddle me this, Riddle me that, how are people suppose to survive?

The reason that I ask this is simple. There are those who feel that people can survive on almost nothing and should be happy. Most of the country is working hard to make it, sometimes living from paycheck to paycheck and struggling to make it.

There are some government agencies that feel that a person’s income should say how they live. That is fine if they are looking at the NET INCOME. Most of the organizations that claim to want to help people feel that the person who is in need of help they will look at their GROSS INCOME.

These people that are supposed to be willing to help us. The people that I speak of are of the Social Security Office, Housing Assistant People, State Agencies People.  There are others as well. I am tired of fighting with them. The reason that I am tired of fighting is that every time I ask a question I get a different answer.

Here is an example of what I mean: A family of a husband a wife both are disabled. One is on SSI and the other goes out and gets a job that makes 15 dollars an hour. That person has to deal with the challenges of the job and gets a paycheck that they can take home after taxes and medical/ dental and other basic things are taken out of about 950.00 per every two weeks. Then they get told that because their GROSS Income is over $ 2000.00 per month the other person loses their benefits from Social Security including their medical. Then that person finds out that food assistance is no longer there for them, then after about 6 months of barely making it their rent goes up to over half their income. When they call the Housing people, it is due to their GROSS income.

This is driving those who can work into the ground.  You look at what a person pays out of each check automatically and how can that be counted as income. How can people say that funds that never come into their house be used against them? I don’t understand.

I work hard, I suffer through things that I shouldn’t need to and then I come home and find I can’t have basic real food (McDonalds doesn’t count due to the fact that I don’t eat there) and have to suffer with the health issues that come with it.

Why are we suffering so? This country could be great. It should be great, but we need to stand up and help those who are having issues.