America the Peaceful…. for How Long? Not Long.
While we live in relative peace , much of the world does not. In many places of America, violence abounds, with much of the violence exacerbated by the media. But as we take our morning walk, it is unlikely that we will live in fear of either being assaulted physically, verbally or touched by war of any kind.
“Peace lies at the center of being able to manage the transition, simply because peace creates the optimum environment in which the other activities that contribute to human growth can take place. In this sense, peace is a facilitator making it easier for workers to produce businesses to sell, entrepreneurs and scientists to innovate and governments to regulate.” Time
Yes, as long as people feel free to reasonably exercise their individual rights as citizens and as adults, chances of peace will be higher. People who feel coerced, lied to, used and powerless create inner conflict, not compliance —- therefore leading to violence either physically or emotionally —- in other words “lack of peace”.
So what causes this potential “lack of peace”?
Is peace also dictated by socio-economic circumstances? Most definitely. If you think of “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs”, at the base, the most fundamental four layers of the pyramid contain what Maslow called “deficiency needs” or “d-needs”: esteem, friendship and love, security, and physical needs. If these “deficiency needs” are not met – with the exception of the most fundamental (physiological) need – there may not be a physical indication, but the individual will feel “anxious, angry, powerless and tense.” Maslow’s theory suggests that the most basic level of needs must be met before the individual will strongly desire (or focus motivation upon) the secondary or higher level needs.
OK so what does this mean? Simply much of the conflict that we experience will arise from man’s perceived inability to provide for the basic functions of life —- either for himself or his family. (When I say His —- I can mean male or female — whichever would be the “head” of such household).
If these lower needs are not met, we recon in the “anti-social” behavior presented in those films I posted yesterday. The “irresponsible, hyper-sexual” male (of any race) dropping his seed in any “baby-momma” and proudly proclaiming “I got 5 kids by 4 baby mommas”; the wretched women proclaiming that “someone needs to take responsibility for” the multitude of children they have produced from their wombs.
The powerlessness is also illustrated by the lines to get vouchers for “Section 8” housing. I was ashamed for them as they raced like animals to the door as it opened early for only 100 homes. I owned a real estate search service in New York. Simple thing. I was in graduate school, had a computer, got access to the internet and had a separate phone line. Investment: $250.00 First month’s profit? $8750.00. Most of it was from Section 8 searches. I am a pretty “dry eyed and unsentimental ” businesswoman, but it occurred to me that most of them paid me more to find a compatible place than I paid to start the business which paid for my college loans in a matter of two years. Thier poverty extended to the poverty of spirit and imagination so they became permanent “takers” who never learned to become “makers”. The infantilization and dependency of entire generations.
So what, Angela, they are just lazy, stupid. Somewhat, but as humans we tend to perform tasks that at pleasurable and positively enforced. For example: Almost 6 million young people are neither in school nor working, according to a study released Monday.
That’s almost 15 percent of those aged 16 to 24 who have neither desk nor job, according to The Opportunity Nation coalition, which wrote the report.
Other studies have shown that idle young adults are missing out on a window to build skills they will need later in life or use the knowledge they acquired in college. Without those experiences, they are less likely to command higher salaries and more likely to be an economic drain on their communities.
So what? They can’t find a job and “Our Prez” said they can be dependent until they are 26! Yep, they can stay on your health care until the age of 26. Why 26? Simply because that is roughly 5 years or one-half a decade! after finishing college for most people. The dependency habit will be enforced by then. And believe me, this is only a one or two generational thing because this dependency generation might never have insurance for THEIR OWN children to use until the advanced age of 26.
I always tell my kids that I am not raising children. I am raising future adults. I am tough, perhaps hardened by experience — in fact some people actually realize that Allen is the real “softie” in our family. But we stand firm on one thing.
King James Version (KJV)
6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
We are not perfect, the kids are not perfect. But no man, woman, boy or girl of any race/color or creed ever felt good about a “hand-out” instead of a “hand-up”.
HONOR FLIGHT – OPERATION WELCOME HOME – OCTOBER 19TH PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT US AIRWAYS TERMINAL
Welcome home our Greatest Generation from a day visiting the WWII Memorial in Washington DC. Bring your smiles, wear your patriotic colors, bring signs, balloons. To see the smiles on our heroes faces when we greet them is simply priceless. Flight lands approximately 8:20pm but please be at the airport no later than 8:00pm.
WEST PALM BEACH VETERANS DAY PARADE
Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 2:00pm Please join us as we line the streets for the Annual Veterans Day Parade. The Parade begins promptly at 2:00 pm Clematis Street and ends at Centennial Square West Palm Beach. If your organization or group would like to be part of the parade, please contact Andrea Plescia, who will provide an application.
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA SOUTH FLORIDA NATIONAL CEMETERY
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:00am We will be placing wreaths at each grave site at the South Florida National Cemetery. Volunteers needed for placement of wreaths (12/14). To donate please go online at floridapatriotguard.com/Wreaths.htm. $15 will buy one wreath for a grave. $30 will buy 3 wreaths for 3 graves.
For additional information about any of the events listed, please contact Andrea Plescia email@example.com.
11/4/2013 MEETING NOTICE
PROGRAM: An In Depth Discussion on Common Core and its adverse effects on our children and grandchildren
SPEAKER: Janet Campbell – Florida Stop Common Core Coalition
DATE: Monday, November 4, 2013
TIME: 5:30 PM Dinner (Soup & Sandwiches $13, tax and gratuity included, Cash Bar)
6:30 PM Meeting (no charge)
PLACE: Abacoa Golf Club 105 Barbados Dr., Jupiter, FL 33458
DIRECTIONS: Donald Ross Rd. to Parkside Dr. North on Parkside Dr. 0.4 miles to Barbados Dr. Left on Barbados Dr. to first driveway on Left.
Please RSVP so we we are prepared to accommodate you.
INFORMATION: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
11/6/2013 MEETING UPDATE
Come join us in a lively debate about ObamaCare.
Pro: Rabbi Barry M.Silver, public interest and personal injury attorney.
Con: Marion Frank, Practice Manager for private anesthesia group and National Co-Chair for the Docs 4 Patient Care Alliance
DATE: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
TIME: 7:00 PM.
Doors open at 6:30 PM
PLACE: Palm Beach County Library, West Boca Branch,
18685 State Rd. 7, Boca Raton, FL 33498. Phone: 561-470-1600
DIRECTIONS: I-95 to Exit 48 (Yamato Rd.). West on Yamato Rd. to State Road 7. Right onto State Road 7. Library is the first left.
Florida Turnpike to exit 81 (FL 806, W. Atlantic Ave.). At the end of the exit ramp turn right (westbound). Drive west to State Road 7. Left onto State Road 7. Library is approximately 4 miles on the west (right side) between Clint Moore and Yamato Roads.
Yesterday I posted a poem entitled “The Bad Old Days” , for those people NOT enamoured with poetry it represented a puzzle of sorts —- and then the illustration included was a bit puzzling. The woman depicted is wearing the “female body armor” for the 1950’s. The tight “hourglass girdle”, garters (often made of steel) that no doubt dug into the tender flesh and the pointy brassiere. I remember that I had an aunt who wore this concoction. As a five year old, my curiosity got the best of me and I poked the tip of one of her massive horizontal pyramids, hard, and was promptly removed to the “corner” —- we did not have “time out”.
But no, the good days were not always so good. I recently read an article by David Frum entitled “A tea party exit would be a blessing for GOP”. For those of you who don’t know, David Frum was a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002. Hmmmm……
Lets take a look at that. What would the Republican Party look like without the so called “extremists”? Well I have one idea…… maybe an all white supper gathering at a Manor Care Assisted Living Facility for sure. (Not to put down Manor Care, they provided me with one of my first jobs in college and paid me very well —- I happen to like older people, they tend to have insight — good and bad as well as interesting stories, but I digress. )
Where would the energy come from with these “middle of the roaders”? Probably from the Democrat truck running it down in the middle of the road.
I went to one such luncheon last week (I normally choose a table in the back so I can slip out, but unfortunately I am usually the only 5’11” Black woman in stilettos under a certain age at these gatherings so they often catch me and return me to my seat). The guys at the table next to me were entering that comatose level of sleep. The woman across from me was enjoying a nap and the kids that came with their high school teacher were looking as though they would have rather taken a whipping. The subject of this meeting? Who knows…… the speaker was monotone. He warned against “extremism” and argued for “conservative pragmatism”. He told the crowd, now half asleep, that Chris Christie would be the next president….. to which one of the boys at the high school table “whispered” “Oh, the guy who looks like he swallowed a space ship”? They started laughing. Ah, the youth, they are so …. youthful. They don’t have a clue how this will be “rammed through”.
One could argue that George Washington was the original “insurgent extremist”, he fought against a tyrannical “mother” government (England) -and then he had the audacity to lead that “rogue government” (America). Then you have the “fringe” of colonial days —- the colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule for example…
But the most extreme of all extremists are: John Adams, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin. Those “bad boyz” , what did they do?
>John Adams assisted Thomas Jefferson in drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776, among other “extremist” activities, this could either be considered the cornerstone of the formation of our country or a “treasonous document” of extremism. Take your pick.
>James Madison is hailed as the “Father of the Constitution” for being instrumental in the drafting of the United States Constitution and as the key champion and author of the United States Bill of Rights. Those “meanie nasty NRA loving old Bill of Rights”, that make it possible to practice what is left of our free speech, the right to own a gun, and other “extreme stuff” such as the right to a speedy trial …… This could be considered a protection of our rights as a citizens, or rampant obstructionism. Take your pick.
>Benjamin Franklin Franklin earned the title of “The First American” for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation.Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment.Wiki
Franklin would have been the “big dog” so to speak of the “home-grown” terrorists. He would have been called the “extremist’s” extremist. He was a flinty obstructionist. A non-conformist. Or maybe a brilliant statesman, take your pick.
>Not mentioned is the “Head Extremist in Charge” good old Abraham Lincoln. Who, along with his “fringe boy” cohorts found a way to kill the practice of slavery while uniting the country. His Gettysburg Address of 1863 became the most quoted speech in American history. It was an iconic statement of America’s dedication to the principles of nationalism, republicanism, equal rights, liberty, and democracy. Another “extreme document” or an important document for our Republic. Take your pick.
These people would have been purged from the rungs of this hypothetical new party suggested by Frum, the new quiet party, who are “fiscally conservative but socially liberal” — “all about money and nothing else party”. One of the things that you realize when letting people talk or write, they reveal themselves loud and clear. Frum posits: “Some yearn for a third party representing the Michael Bloomberg center: fiscally conservative and socially liberal like the New York City mayor.”
I have never heard ANYONE “wax poetic” about having David Bloomberg as a president. But then I am not allowed in the circles that Frum travels……..
So, for those people who view disagreement as “extremism”, and wish to return to the good old “checkered pants” Republican days, remember, the world is passing you by. When you listen to the Democrat party tell you what you need to do as a Republican, that is like listening to the opposite team in a football game tell you how to score the winning touchdown.
And by the way, the advice they give is the reason why there are virtually no people of color/non-majority ethnicity representing the Republican party on the state or federal level. And virtually no women. Everytime I mention this, I get the tired old mantra “We look at the content of their character, not the color of their skin or gender”. Does this mean Blacks/Hispanics/Asians and women have no character? Its is all a matter of perspective…. isn’t it?
One man’s extremism is another’s way to the future. Where would we have been without it. Certainly not in the USA.
We had another packed house for the Wellington Chapter meeting on Oct. 14th. We welcomed several first timers to our Tea Party, as well as about a dozen veterans. As you are aware, the Tea Party has a special place in our hearts for veterans of all wars. The concern for the future of our country is at a fever pitch, so we gave all our participants a chance to voice their opinions.
Our Chapter Leader, Marion Frank, began the meeting with a Cliff Notes version of Mark Levin’s new book, The Liberty Amendments. Mark contends that Article 5 of the Constitution states that an alternate way of amending the Constitution is to convene a Convention of States to propose amendments, thus circumventing Congress. Mark proposes 11 amendments, including term limits for Congress and Supreme Court Justices, limiting federal spending and taxes, limit federal bureaucracy, promote free enterprise, to protect the vote and Mark’s favorite to grant the States authority to directly amend the Constitution.
While Marion was speaking, many in the audience were wondering how we could possibly get 34 states to convene a convention. That brought us to our guest speaker, former chairwoman for the Palm Beach County Tea Party, Pam Wohlschlegel. Pam recently joined a new organization called Citizens for Self-Governance. This organization was started by Mark Meckler, one of the co-founders of Tea Party Patriots. Mark Meckler began working on a project called Convention of States at the same time he found out that Mark Levin was working on his book. It appears the ideas of the two “Marks” are coming together in perfect harmony. Meckler’s organization is actually putting together the people and resources to get the conventions going in 40 states. It was so exciting to hear Pam talk about the details of this genius plan.
The final portion of the meeting was dedicated to whatever our audience wanted to talk about. Two of the topics we talked about the most were how can the Tea Party reach out to more veterans and how can we reach young voters, mainly college students. One of our first timers, Christopher Ryan, an entrepreneur of 27 years old, shared his thoughts about why we are having such problems getting to the youth of this country. We are committed to finding new ways to reach out to veterans and young voters. We are going to target our future meetings to achieve those objectives.
Overall, it was an extremely informative and enlightening meeting. Our next Wellington Chapter will meet on November 14th at 7:00 PM at Total Wine.
- Marion Frank
- Wellington Chapter
- CD 18 candidate Ilyla Katz with Mel Grossman
- Carlos Muhletaler of Americans for Prosperity
It is a shock to see both the SENATE and the PRESIDENT recommend Bill of Attainder to do away with the HOUSE of Representatives constitutionally mandated process.
The US constitutional Budget Process MUST originate in and by the will of the people, as represented in the House of Representatives.
The Budget Process was never an all or none process until the lazy SENATE imposed its will over the HOUSE back in the 1960’s for the entire Government Budget to be presented at one time so they all could go home early.
Over time, the OMNIBUS legislation process has corrupted the entire congress beyond recognition as Congress critters in both the House and the Senate routinely add not related projects and huge PORK spending to a Federal Budget Bill and that now has institutionalized government funding PORK without representation.
Since the 17th Amendment, the Senate has had too much opportunity to corrupt the Congressional processes and this has come to pass.
The HOUSE is charged with representing the People and the people do not want OBAMACARE. The People want equal protection under the Constitution and the sitting president is the most seditious in history, against constitutional process.
When OMNIBUS legislation process initially became popular, the call for a Presidential line item veto was heard but never answered.
Today the HOUSE has reverted back to the CONSTITUTIONALLY MANDATED PROCESS – A BUDGET PASSED LINE BY LINE ON MERIT.
The SENATE has all but forgotten its Constitutional charge to act in the best interests of their respective states, after all, 36 STATES HAVE ELECTED NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN OBAMACARE.
A Bill of Attainder is unconstitutionally directed by the President and the Senate at the HOUSE, without the will of the People. Sovereignty is the casualty.
Last evening, the Jupiter chapter hosted a presentation by Phyliss Frey of the American Coalition 4 Property Rights, on the regional planning protocol known as “Seven50”.
Background: The title stands for “Seven Counties, 50 Years”, and is a work product in the area of “Regional Plans for Sustainable Development”, funded by a $4.6M HUD grant in 2010. A consortium, the developers of Seven50 formed the “South Florida Regional Partnership” to help create, support and implement the plan. Participants include local governments and NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) through membership in the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC) and the South Florida RPC. The plan attempts to address how to manage an expected 50% growth in population (from 6M to 9M) in the seven target counties of Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe. They have analyzed housing density, mass transit, diversity, planning and zoning and other regional attributes. The underlying assumption is a future of global climate change and rising sea levels, scarcity of energy and water, and challenges to “food security” among other things. The group’s proposals are considered advisory by many of the city and county jurisdictions that indirectly support it. Their work product can be viewed at seven50.org
Our guest speaker is a leader in the movement to challenge this planning protocol, and along with others associated with the American Coalition 4 Property Rights and many tea party activists, sees regional planning consortiums (they are all over the country, spurred on by HUD grants) as a threat to our way of life.
In her presentation, Ms. Frey used several very professional videos to make the case that the Seven50 plan would move us toward “stack ’em and pack ’em” high rise dwellings, the end of the suburbs, clusters of development along rail routes and elimination of local and county planning and zoning authority in favor of super-regional control.
Going back to the origins of “Sustainable Development” starting with the UN “Agenda 21”, she profiled the federal government’s role in implementation, starting with an executive order by George H. W. Bush, and expansion through every administration since. The Obama team has ratcheted it up a notch, using the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and HUD (Dept. of Housing and Urban Development) to promulgate a set of rules that require “neighborhood diversity” defined racially rather than economically, limits on resource use, and strings attached to federal grants flowing to local communities.
A test case and clear warning bell is provided by Westchester County, NY. A video of County Executive Rob Astorino, describing the federal lawsuits that county is struggling with, and his vow to fight back against federal overreach was a most compelling argument.
Invited to the meeting to hear the “other” side of the issue were our district 1 county commissioner Hal Valeche, Mayor Bert Premuroso and Councilman Joe Russo of Palm Beach Gardens. After the speaker made the point several times that MOUs (“Memorandums Of Understanding”) executed by local commissions and councils have limited their defense against the attacks on the local planning and zoning autonomy, Commissioner Valeche thought he needed to set the record straight. Taking the microphone to explain that the PBC commission is not constrained by Seven50 or the TCRPC, but look to groups like that as consultants and advisors. Some issues really need a regional perspective he said – like inter-county rail projects or large developments near county borders. He used the example of Avenir – the proposed development for the Vavrus Ranch in Palm Beach Gardens, as an example where TCRPC is being asked to help by collecting input from the region’s residents about such a large development in the western county.
Gardens councilman Joe Russo expanded on that, and explained that regional planning really did have a hand in developments like Abacoa, but state law has changed and it is now local rules that prevail. The Avenir development will be a decision for the Gardens Council, not the TCRPC.
Both Valeche and Russo left us with the impression that these kind of radical proposals as discussed by the speaker can happen, but only if we (and our local elected officials) let it.
At this point the meeting had become a “Town Hall” with both Hal and Phyliss taking questions from the audience.
Many were not buying that Seven50 was not a major threat though, and several called for Hal to get the PBC commission to “opt out” of Seven50, much the way that Indian River County and the city of Vero Beach have. Hal declined, saying such a motion would not pass in the current commission, and although this may be an issue in the future, currently he does not see it as an immediate issue in Palm Beach County. At one point it got raucus enough that Joel Channing, a PBCTP member who is close to the Gardens Council and is a leader in the PGA Corridor Association, made the point that “these guys are really heros” (the commissioner and councilmen) and were being unfairly criticized.
Also present at the meeting were candidates for CD18 Ellen Andel and Ilya Katz, CD21 candidate (against Ted Deutch) Henry Colon, and Senate 32 candidate Brandon Cannon (a Republican challenging Joe Negron).
- Phyliss Frey Amercian Coalition 4 Property Rights
- Mark Gotz American Coalition 4 Property Rights
- Terry Gallagher, Mel Grossman, Jim Hunter, Laureen Hunter
- Bill Robinson
- Virginia and John Brooks
- Phyliss Frey and Commissioner Hal Valeche
- Phyliss Frey, Commissioner Hal Valeche, Janet Campbell
Good Monday Evening!
5; 32; 23.5; 44. Numbers to Remind the Republican Party to “Keep it Classy”……
I occasionally stop at at the local establishment called Joseph’s Market on the way home. There are so many aromas, so many sumptuous foods. Actually, when I see so many types of good looking foods, I really get confused and end up buying a couple of tomatoes and some cheese. Or one slice of pizza, or both. But one thing I notice actually FLIES off of the shelves……. The rice cakes. They must be “delish” but I think I will pass. I hardly ever see men purchasing this “treat” — it is invariably a woman.
It is as important for a woman to look good to herself as well as to men. From an early age, it is hammered into a woman’s head the importance of her pulchritude. A recent study in Great Britain involving 500 girls between the ages of 11 and 17 found that the widespread lack of physical confidence has led to girls spending an average of 42 minutes a day working on their appearance, choosing outfits and applying make-up – almost as much time as they spend doing homework.More than half of the girls studied said they would be happier if they were more physically attractive.
Remember the commercial “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful”? Could you imagine a man cozying up to the camera with his lips puckered saying “Don’t hate me because I’m cute” ….. Nope.
Which brings me to another area, it is important for a woman to stay YOUNG. Especially for a woman! When a woman is asked about getting older the response will likely be “Oh, no, I don’t want to get old. No, thanks, I’d rather be dead.” The almost unanimous verdict? Some women would rather die early than get old enough so they weren’t beautiful any more. Its a pretty sensitive topic, if you ask me.
So….. no need to beleaguer this point anymore…..Women have always payed a great deal of attention to their looks. In fact a woman’s appearance can, from an early age, influence the type of day she has; the type of life she achieves.
So lets go back to the numbers: 5; 32; 23.5; 44
>Only 5 percent of the women in America are Blonde. Yet most advertisements feature blondes.
>Only 32 percent of the women in America do not qualify in the “overweight or above” category. Yet the standard for the media makes this group appear to be in the majority.
>Only 23.5 percent of women in America are between 18 and 35. You would never know this fact since this statistical group appears EVERYWHERE.
>Only 44 percent of women voted Republican in the last election.
So………. What DON’T you do when you are losing the female vote? Well …….. hmmmmmmm………. I think you don’t make folly of her “thick” thighs, her small breasts, and her lack of definition in her arms. You might risk offending MOST of the women by that little blunder. It might be the equivalent of a white person showing up in “Black Face” to a Black History gala – a little uncomfortable feeling might come over you. Among other things.
Making “hay “out of the looks of 75% of women can NOT be a winning strategy. And that bit of advice is free.. and valuable…