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Foreigners in the US

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

 

The other evening I was sitting outside at The Coffee Rush Café enjoying the evening storm on the lake in Chandler.  Some folks were looking to sit under the roof and I offered to share my table.  They were from Bulgaria.

 

Approximately 3,000 Bulgarians are in Phoenix; however, I seriously question their level of acculturation.  In the words of President Theodore Roosevelt, America is not to be a polyglot boarding house but that is what we have become!

 

I have travelled extensively and remember Bulgaria rather well although I was there before Ceauşescu oppressed and brutalized that beautiful country next door—Romania.  Of course, the Bulgarians do not think Romania is so beautiful but that is a matter of historic rivalry.

 

My guests were somewhat rude.  Only one would address me in English.  I don’t know their language but one would think they would attempt to converse a little under the circumstances of sharing my table in extremely cramped quarters.  Eventually I left; I felt pushed.

 

When I meet foreigners I relish the moment and I look forward to engaging and learning from them, but these folks offered little of that.  I have lived abroad for years and always look forward to the opportunity to spend time with folks from other countries.  Their perspectives are always enriching if not eye opening.  This time it was eye opening.

 

To get a conversation going with these folks I had to be proactive even though they were practically sitting on my lap.  In retrospect, it was my table and because my table was the only table outside clearly posted “No Smoking” perhaps they were waiting for me to leave so they could light up.

 

Having had my first cigarette at 8 and quitting finally at age 23 after many failed attempts to cease smoking, I understand how difficult going without tobacco can be.  Come to think of it, I recommenced smoking during that trip to Bulgaria!  But I digress.

 

I opened with common rapport building questions and found out the fellow has been in America for 10 years.  He is a “businessman” associated with the local State educational system.  That sounded like an oxymoron.

 

Since, he’d come from abroad seeking a better life here for him and his family, I asked him what he thought about Obama and the change in America.  He shrugged smugly, “Oh, I think it’s a good thing.  This change.”

 

What he doesn’t appreciate and most foreigners coming here fail to appreciate is that although it may seem we are changing to become more like where they come from and what they are familiar with, they fail to recognize that they were drawn here for a set of reasons.  That set of reasons has to do with our identity and who America is and what America stands for.

 

Alas, they fail to realize they are pushing US to change to become like those countries they left and often abandoned in order to better themselves.  They fail to see how those changes are going to make America unattractive and America might not be able to offer the opportunities that drew them here.

 

This is a sad irony.  It reminds me of the Aesop’s fable “The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg.”  Truly, Obama and his administration (and those secret society bastards behind his throne!) are bringing Obamanomics here for a reason:

 

To destroy US,

 

To purposely kill we who lay the golden eggs!

 

And out of envy and out of jealously those outsiders among US applaud our “change” and our destruction.  They seek our demise in order to bring US down to their level.

 

If we do not watch out it will soon be too late for US to act,

 

To Wake Up and Take America Back!

 

Dear Gillian, It’s a Disappearing Act!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

 

Gillian Tett has a way with words but I must respectfully disagree with some of her column this Tuesday.  It needs a better title for certain.  Nonetheless, the marvelous manner in which Miss Tett writes prompts deep thought with a dash of that British styled overly reserved humor.  Hopefully her audience will cue in on what I did and what I believe Gillian wants her readers to think about—deeply and seriously think about.

 

I find it difficult to keep up with current events daily plus I try not to keep up with certain things, especially the news because it is so disturbing and manipulative.  But I love when someone points out the sheer hypocrisy in leadership, especially “liberal leadership” which is an oxyMoron!  Plus, I enjoy when someone reminds us of our ever shortening and failing public memory.  I am speaking about the rebirth of the Resolution Corporate Trust!

 

So, now we have perfectly good & noble word being besmirched.  “Legacy” used to mean old standards implying well accepted industry standards that are tried & true.  But now I guess it is more politically correct than calling them what they are: “problem assets.”  More like “fraudulent assets” if you ask me! 

 

And “free market” used to mean something but today it is a farce.  A cruel joke has been thrust upon the common man and common woman.  There is no “market.”  There is only government and government masters. 

 

The purpose of government is to make money off other people’s money.

 

—quote me!

 

If I weren’t for deals with the government the richest man in the world today Warren Buffet wouldn’t be what he is today.  So, we continue to “serve” our government, our new masters.  Doublespeak certainly makes it more palatable.  The left enjoyed labeling them “toxic” assets when it suited their purposes but now that they are in power, they want to continue the theft by expanding their fraud!

 

Our whole system is based upon fraud and built upon deceit.  The fraud & deceit will never go away until one little card is pulled so close to the bottom again—and we have that opportunity today.  It is about time we stopped the fraud, deceit and greed by going back to our roots—the only “policy” that can cure what ills & ales us—the United States Constitution.

 

These are times after which the overuse of psychosociopolitcal warfare has made the overly abused child immune to any more throttling.  Rather than correct that young man, he’ll not even realize he was even being “corrected.”  He will continue on like nothing has happened.  Which is just the effect this name game is going to have on the markets—nil! 

 

Sadly, I predict this name change will have a slight impact of lifting the markets long enough for a few more desperate souls, suckers, to enter into the stock market which will once again eat up “wealth” and “assets” in a continuation of the disappearing act already in play.  In other words, this slight of hand will cause many to put their hard earned cash back into the game—in which more of their “wealth” will be taken away from them.

 

We’ll see a repeat of the Great Depression in terms of a real bottom being hit.  Caused once again by government intervention with the greatest of intentions!    Since we refuse to wake up and reclaim our Constitution & our currency, our true “property rights,” we are going to lose everything.  Then Obama and his minions will have their day, their success, in bringing the US (and the rest of the world) to its knees so that they can become masters over all.

 

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said that the current crisis is an excellent opportunity for Mr. Obama to usher in The New World Order.  Gee, didn’t George Bush, Senior “invent” The New World Order?  No, probably that was Al Gore.  After all Al invented the internet.

 

But then you ask, “What does God have to do with this?”  OK, I am tossing in the kitchen sink.  God is in control.  Either we turn to Him and get the opportunity to reassert our property rights, reclaim our US Constitution and cease this theft and world wide murder under the Federal Reserve.  Or we might as well get ready for the bloodiest war the earth has ever seen.  My preference is we let this house of cards fall and we return to a Constitutional currency upon which to build and base true wealth that will inherently limit our government and those nasty conflicts around the world which have been foisted on the common man and common woman.

 

Sorry, Gillian, I must respectfully disagree with your conclusion that the ‘clock is ticking’ on Mr. Geithner—when it came out that Treasury Secretary Geithner and Senator Chris Dodd knew in advance about the $165M+ in contractually obligated bonuses at AIG, Mr. Geithner should have resigned.  As it stands, you may be absolutely correct, dear, when you say that the clock is ticking on the system.

 

Gillian, will you marry me?

 

I sense I have found my kindred soul, my soul mate.  Before you turn me down, Gillian, remember what the greatest playwright of all time, Sir Francis Bacon, wrote: 

 

True love is a meeting of the minds.