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July 28, 2014




Well, it seems the members of Congress have cooked up a “deal” that is “for veterans” so they can look good on their way of town for a 5-week “working” [pronounced “campaigning”] vacation.  Sure, some of it is good, and yes, it is for veterans.  But there is almost always that devil in the details.


Look, Betsy McCaughey is perhaps the most knowledgeable person on the planet when it comes to “The Affordable Care Act”  -- she’s literally written the book on it --  and thus knows a good deal about health care delivery.  Applying that to the VA situation, she’s given this “solution” to the VA mess a thumbs-down; pretty much, it just won’t work.




On another front, the geniuses we employ to solve problems like the “humanitarian crisis” Obama[?] has created at the US-Mexico border have come up with the brilliant idea of building a new and larger than any other in the country “detention center” for invaders.  Apparently, the geniuses figure this “humanitarian crisis” is to be the new normal.  With a planned capacity of some 3500, we don’t even want to ask what it may cost to build or how long it might take, let alone what it might cost to staff and supply it on a continuing basis.


We still think an Executive Order  -- appropriate to an emergency, which it seems to be --  which could be followed by legislation to go a bit further, along the lines of the 125 words we suggested July 9, 2014 [now in the Archive], could at least stop adding fuel to the fire.  Then move troops from Ft. Hood and Camp Pendleton and anywhere else they might be spared, and seal the border “frontier”, freeing up civilian authority to better handle legitimate traffic at Ports of Entry.  Deliver as many individuals in this “flood” of invaders, as soon as possible, to the Mexican Embassy.  While the Embassy officials may be able to legally refuse to take them, a bit of encouragement to take them  -- and to ensure the flow through Mexico came to a sudden whoa --   could be derived from a promise to lessen aid to Mexico by a million dollars for every such individual refused.


With a serious effort, full operational control of the “frontier” of the border could be achieved in perhaps as little as two to three weeks…if the objective is to in fact seal it.  No, it wouldn’t be particularly “politically correct”; it would just be efficient.  What we have in mind would include potential use of deadly force, though we expect that if used at all, there would be little of it…far fewer deaths than occur every year of people invading this country only to die in the desert…or may be murdered by their “coyote”.


We have to leave it there for now.  Chew on it.




We continue to petition to The White House in support for “Hierarchy of Law”, largely designed to keep UN & similar attempts against US sovereignty, as regarding arms and the Law of the Sea Treaty, from ever allowing the UN or others to dictate to the US, while still allowing the US to adopt positions in line with such.  Do you really want the UN telling us what to do about an invasion at our border, for example?


Please help this effort to protect US Sovereignty and The US Constitution.  More, here.  Or, take our word for it and immediately go to The White House site to sign: http://wh.gov/lM0o5  [making use of the WhiteHouse.gov site ensures that nobody need leave any information here, potentially saves us a lot of work, and provides opportunity for visitors to also choose from a variety of other petitions that they may also wish to support...or not].

Let’s get this thing over the 100K signatures-in-30-days threshold for a response…in record time.

If you are familiar with the place “III”, or “3%” holds in the gun rights realm, then it becomes simple: just 3% of the “likes” for National Association for Gun Rights on Facebook would be sufficient.  A similar proportion of NRA “likes” would get the job done as well.  That doesn’t go directly to questions of sovereignty, either; those who dislike “foreign entanglements”; those opposed to the Law of the Sea Treaty; or any number of other specifics, each of which would be covered by the proposal at issue.  [Gun people tend to not be “joiners”, so the potential pool from such resources could be far greater than indicated by “likes” for NRA or NAGR, so the proportion needed might be significantly less…but every signature counts, as does timeliness; please do whatever research you need to make yourself comfortable with signing ASAP and sign].
The confirmation email for having created a petition includes:

 Until your petition has 150 signatures,  
it will only be available from the following URL and will not be publicly  
viewable on the Open Petitions section of We the People

We need 100,000 signatures by August 21, 2014.



The petition requiring The White House demand release of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is still available for signatures.  It met the theoretical threshold number for a response well over a month ago (May 30), but nobody seems to have any idea when that response may come [or how germane it might be].

We request additional support for Tahmooressi as a means to encourage a germane response ASAP.



September 17, 2011, Constitution Day: we begin another effort at blogging.  Previous efforts have ended unceremoniously for a variety of reasons; for the most part we simply have not found it appropriate to pretend that we had something of significance to say publicly each and every day, too easily then neglecting for too long, distracted by daily life rather than making such an effort a part of daily life.

This process may well be subjected to similar problems but should result in a different end: for this blogging has a new intent added to the old, one of being an exercise in and a marking of self discipline [do not expect perfection; we don't, though we will strive for minimal evidence of our imperfections].  A daily entry is a part of our objective: it may be as brief and seemingly dismissive as " Nothing today", "We, too, sometimes need a break: this is one of ours.", or " Have noted news; gathering thoughts", but we are committed to at least checking in each day, and ask readers consider doing likewise.  [Entries may or may not be keyed to or even linked to other parts of the site, but we will endeavor to minimize choppiness.]

Too often, we may go on too long.  We may try to cover too many bases, resulting momentarily in a light treatment of heavy material, but we believe longer treatments will be available elsewhere on or at least through this site.

One of our objectives is to not waste a visitors' time.  We don't mind even offending folk, if it is all honest and above-board; but we would be disappointed if, having visited, somebody left feeling they'd wasted their time [much as we don't mind somebody leaving our table not being uncomfortably full, but would feel badly if they left hungry despite their efforts to become at least reasonably satisfied].


That will have to do for today: life interrupts.


Addendum, October 4, 2011

Any post more than a week old will be subject to being moved from this page and archived. For the immediate future, the Archive will be available on another page on the site.

Addendum, October 6, 2011

We will, from time to time, review and edit for typos et al, so that later readers may not be subjected to them.

Addendum, December 9, 2011

We have reorganized [again] so that the single most recent blog entry is readily available without having to mess with a slide bar much.  Recent entries will go to another page, eventually to archives, though those pages will be as we read, oldest first.  We hope this makes things easier for visitors.


Change is not sufficient; we need improvement.






(general) PLAN

Exercise integrity, and encourage others to do so: Support each other, and encourage others to do so;

Educate ourselves, and encourage others to do so; Use the term Usann, and encourage others to do so;

Resist tyranny, and encourage others to do so; Exercise authority over officials, and encourage others to do so;

And take the country back, one day, one moment, at a time.

Our goal is to follow the above plan in our lives and our business, thus being a part of returning our country, The United States of America, to the Republic it was envisioned and designed to be and The Great Experiment -- the Rule of Law -- brought to the world by the Founding Fathers.

We ask readers -- and others -- consider doing likewise.


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