Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Elections Have Consequences

***Americans say U.S. is in decline, and it's bad for the world. No doubt about it.

Is the United States, the world's lone superpower, starting to fade, losing its way, its influence and its luster?
It's an issue that's gaining traction and perhaps starting to touch the American soul, with the U.S. retreat on the world stage a possible issue in this year's mid-term elections, according to a recent article in the Washington Post.
Our polling shows that Americans do feel the glory is fading and that the country has been in decline for about a decade now. In this month's IBD/TIPP Poll, nearly two-thirds (65%) think America's global influence is on the wane. And the sentiment is broad, with 53% of Democrats sharing this view, 77% of Republicans and 68% of Independents.
 
Obama  projects weakness, he oozes it. There is absolutely no strength of character, no trustworthiness, nothing. The man is an empty suit, and the world knows it.

 
More here.

Going along with the elections have consequences statement, it's obvious the gap between conservatives and liberals in the Court. 

Justice Elena Kagan, one of the liberals, told Clement that if the court granted the challengers an exemption from the mandate, a wide swath of other laws from Social Security to immunization health coverage would face lawsuits.
"You would see religious objectors coming out of the woodwork," Kagan said.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, like Kagan an Obama appointee to the court, doubted whether for-profit corporations should be able to bring religious-freedom claims.
"Isn't that really the answer, that we've never before considered a for-profit corporation as exercising religion?" Sotomayor asked Clement.
Verrilli faced the opposite argument from Justice Samuel Alito, a conservative who pressed the lawyer, asking: "What is it about the for-profit corporation that is inconsistent with the free-exercise clause?" The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees a right to freely exercise religion.
They are supposed to interpret the Constitution, not try to make it say what they want it to. This is what you get when a far left Socialists appoints judges to the Court. You get activists, not judges.


Realities about climate models are much more prosaic. They don’t and can’t work because data, knowledge of atmospheric, oceanographic, and extraterrestrial mechanisms, and computer capacity are all totally inadequate. Computer climate models are a waste of time and money.
Inadequacies are confirmed by the complete failure of all forecasts, predictions, projections, prognostications, or whatever they call them. It is one thing to waste time and money playing with climate models in a laboratory, where they don’t meet minimum scientific standards, it is another to use their results as the basis for public policies where the economic and social ramifications are devastating. Equally disturbing and unconscionable is the silence of scientists involved in the IPCC who know the vast difference between the scientific limitations and uncertainties and the certainties produced in the Summary for Policymakers (SPM).

Read the whole thing. Very informative.

***30 things to stop doing to yourself. There are some good ones in here. 

#1. Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.  If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you.  You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot.  Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth.  And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.
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#2. Stop running from your problems. – Face them head on.  No, it won’t be easy.  There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them.  We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve problems.  That’s not how we’re made.  In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall.  Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time.  This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become.

Follow the link for more.

***It is SNOWING, for heaven's sake!!!

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***Overcome



Every one of us has some good days and some bad days. Not one day is exactly the same as the last except for some rather usual routines. But, for example, one never knows what they will be confronted with on their way to work, at work, or when they arrive home. If you are in a relationship of any kind where someone lives with you be that a spouse, friend, co-habitation, children or elderly parents, there will always be something that you will need to do with.

Every Life Bears Issues
As we go through each of these days, some of our past issues will never be dealt with completely - there will be issues unresolved, or problems yet to be resolved. And, with each of these followers of life, there may be mounting levels of stress and anxiety compounded by new things to deal with.

What We All Can Use
There may be times when everything seems to pile up all at once and all demanding specific and dedicated action - but action where we know we cannot deliver with the same level of awareness, or energy. These are times, when we all need to take a little time out - like a time out for misbehaving children, we need a time out. So, what do you do to accomplish a time out that is effective and re-energizing?
Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
Psalm 143:8





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***The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.` ~~ A.A. Milne

***Have a great day!

Every one of us has some good days and some bad days. Not one day is exactly the same as the last except for some rather usual routines. But, for example, one never knows what they will be confronted with on their way to work, at work, or when they arrive home. If you are in a relationship of any kind where someone lives with you be that a spouse, friend, co-habitation, children or elderly parents, there will always be something that you will need to do with.

Every Life Bears Issues
As we go through each of these days, some of our past issues will never be dealt with completely - there will be issues unresolved, or problems yet to be resolved. And, with each of these followers of life, there may be mounting levels of stress and anxiety compounded by new things to deal with.

What We All Can Use
There may be times when everything seems to pile up all at once and all demanding specific and dedicated action - but action where we know we cannot deliver with the same level of awareness, or energy. These are times, when we all need to take a little time out - like a time out for misbehaving children, we need a time out. So, what do you do to accomplish a time out that is effective and re-energizing?

Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
Psalm 143:8

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