The Bear Hunter

The Bear Hunter

Every year, Bob goes hunting during bear season. One year, Bob goeshunting, and shoots a small brown bear. Then, the mother of that smallbrown bear comes up to him and says, ” I’ll give you two choices, I’lleither kill you, or make love to you, but I won’t let you go.”

Bob thinks on this, and decides he wants to live, so the mother bearthen makes love to him.

The next year, Bob goes hunting again, but this time, he shoots themother bear that he was forced to make love to the year before. Heshoots her, and her mother comes after Bob, and again, gives him thechoice. “I will make love to you, or kill you, which will it be??”

Again, Bob makes love to a bear.

The next year, Bob goes once again for revenge, and kills the bear thathe was forced to make love to the year before.

This time, her sister comes up to Bob and says, “You don’t come here forthe hunting, do you?”

Gary is a travel writer and photographer living in Sarasota, Florida. He maintains a website featuring some of his travel photos and markets a line of products featuring many of his photos.

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Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs

Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs

It looks as though someone in this country is finally starting to make sense and stand up for what is right instead of cowtowing to special interest groups and political correctness.
Despite opposition from some areas of the country,several more states, Oklahoma, Texas and others are beginning to follow suit.
Hooray for Arizona!!

Quote from Fox news:

After making national headlines for a new law on illegal immigrants, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill Thursday that would ban ethnic studies programs in the state that critics say currently advocate separatism and racial preferences. 

The bill, which passed 32-26 in the state House, had been approved by the Senate a day earlier. It now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer for her signature.

The new bill would make it illegal for a school district to teach any courses that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or “advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.” 

The bill stipulates that courses can continue to be taught for Native American pupils in compliance with federal law and does not prohibit English as a second language classes. It also does not prohibit the teaching of the Holocaust or other cases of genocide.

State Superintendent for Public Instruction Tom Horne called passage in the state House a victory for the principle that education  should unite, not divide students of differing backgrounds.

” Traditionally, the American public school system has brought together students from different backgrounds and taught them to be Americans and to treat each other as individuals, and not on the basis of their ethnic backgrounds,” Horne said. “This is consistent with the fundamental American value that we are all individuals, not exemplars of whatever ethnic groups we were born into. Ethnic studies programs teach the opposite, and are designed to promote ethnic chauvinism.”

Horne began fighting in 2007 against the Tucson Unified School District’s program, which he said defied Martin Luther King’s call to judge a person by the content of their character, not the color of  their skin. Horne claimed the ethnic studies program encourages”ethnic chauvanism,” promotes Latinos to rise up and create a new territory out of the southwestern region of the United States and tries to intimidate conservative teachers in the school system.

But opponents said the bill would prevent teachers from using an academically proven method of educating students about history.They also argued that the Legislature should not be involved in developing school curriculum.

Clickhere to read the bill.

Schools that fail to abide by the law would have state funds withheld.

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For way too long , society has been teaching separatism, we are all Americans, we should all conform to the same ideals and principles. Since everyone in this country , except the native American Indians are immigrants, everyone wants to retain some of the culture of the country we came from, that is all well and good.

We don’t  all have to think alike, and not have different views and opinions, but if someone one immigrants to this country, they should be willing to learn of our values customs,and language. 

If they are coming here for a better life,with freedom and an opportunity to take advantage of all the positive things this country has to offer , why would they want to change America into the country they just came from?

The situation in Arizona has gotten desperate, with higher crime rates than New York City, it is way past time something is done. With the Federal government doing  nothing on immigration, it is time for the states to step up and do it for them.

Maybe this will encourage Washington to fulfill their duties and obligations of the federal government, instead of inserting their nose into matters they have no business trying to control.

Indian Land

Indian Land

When white man found this land, Indians were running it. There were: -No Taxes
– No Debt
– Plenty buffalo
– Plenty beaver
– Medicine man free
– Women did all the work
Men hunted and fished all the time

The white man was dumb enough to think he could improve on that system!

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

Your comments appreciated

masonic

Throughout man’s long history on earth,there has been one group of people who have carried the torch of liberty and freedom throughout the ages , from time immemorial until the present day. In these days their counsel is need more than ever.

 

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A Ventriloquist Cowboy

A ventriloquist cowboy walks into town and sees an Indian sitting near
his pad.

Cowboy: Hey, cool dog. Mind if I speak to him?

Indian: Dog no talk.

Cowboy: Hey dog, how’s it going?

Dog: Doin’ all right.

Indian: [Extreme look of shock]

Cowboy: Is this your owner? [pointing at Indian]

Dog: Yep

Cowboy: How’s he treating you?

Dog: Real good. He walks me twice a day , feeds me great food, and takes
me to the lake once a week to play.

Indian: [look of disbelief]

Cowboy: Mind if I talk to your horse?

Indian: Horse no talk.

Cowboy: Hey horse, how’s it going?

Horse: Cool.

Indian: [extreme look of shock]

Cowboy: Is this your owner? [pointing at Indian]

Horse: Yep

Cowboy: How’s he treating you?

Horse: Pretty good, thanks for asking. He rides me regularly, brushes
me down often, and keeps me in the barn to protect me from the elements.

Indian: [total look of amazement ]

Cowboy: Mind if I talk to your sheep?

Indian: Sheep lie!

The Oil Rig Explosion in the Gulf of Mexico

The oil rig explosion  in the Gulf of Mexico.


Are there any coincidences in life?

I, for one don’t believe in coincidences, everything happens for a reason. Case in point, suddenly Obama surprises the world and declares he is for off shore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, something every self respecting liberal would never be in favor of.

The next week an oil rig blows up. I can’t ever remember an oil rig in the Gulf blowing up. Now we will see photos of  massive oil slicks, pelicans and other birds getting stuck in the oil and  not being able to  fly away, bring on the Dawn soap. This explosion ,if it doesn’t stop any new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, will certainly slow it down.

All the oil experts say there are enough safeguards and technology available , something of this nature should never  happen.

This administration seems to have a way of “Mr. Fate” always  showing up at the best possible time to “help” them pass their  progressive agenda.

It seems pretty coincidental that during an election year, when the administration is trying to pass cap and trade, as well as forcing everyone to drive the cars they think we should be driving, that an oil rig would blow up . How convenient.

 


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A carefully crafted immigration law in Arizona

This article explains the new immigration law in Arizona, it’s not what the MSM would want to report. Common sense tells one they wouldn’t pass a law that wouldn’t stand up in court.

A carefully crafted immigration law in Arizona

By: BYRON YORK

April 26, 2010

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs the illegal-immigration bill —
which will go into effect this summer — at the Arizona Department of
Transportation in Phoenix on Friday. (David Wallace, The Arizona
Republic/AP)

The chattering class is aghast at Arizona’s new
immigration law. “Harkens back to apartheid,” says the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution’s Cynthia Tucker. “Shameful,” says the Washington
Post’s E.J. Dionne. “Terrible…an invitation to abuse,” says the New York
Times’ David Brooks.

For his part, President Obama calls the law “misguided” and says it
“threaten[s] to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as
Americans.” Obama has ordered the Justice Department to “closely
monitor the situation and examine the civil rights and other
implications of this legislation.”

Has anyone actually read the law? Contrary to the talk, it is a
reasonable, limited, carefully-crafted measure designed to help law
enforcement deal with a serious problem in Arizona. Its authors
anticipated criticism and went to great lengths to make sure it is
constitutional and will hold up in court. It is the criticism of the
law that is over the top, not the law itself.

The law requires police to check with federal authorities on a
person’s immigration status, if officers have stopped that person for
some legitimate reason and come to suspect that he or she might be in
the U.S. illegally. The heart of the law is this provision: “For any
lawful contact made by a law enforcement official or a law enforcement
agency…where reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who
is unlawfully present in the United States, a reasonable attempt shall
be made, when practicable, to determine the immigration status of the
person…”

Critics have focused on the term “reasonable suspicion” to suggest
that the law would give police the power to pick anyone out of a crowd
for any reason and force them to prove they are in the U.S. legally.
Some foresee mass civil rights violations targeting Hispanics.

What fewer people have noticed is the phrase “lawful contact,” which
defines what must be going on before police even think about checking
immigration status. “That means the officer is already engaged in some
detention of an individual because he’s violated some other law,” says
Kris Kobach, a University of Missouri Kansas City Law School professor
who helped draft the measure. “The most likely context where this law
would come into play is a traffic stop.”

As far as “reasonable suspicion” is concerned, there is a great deal
of case law dealing with the idea, but in immigration matters, it means a
combination of circumstances that, taken together, cause the officer to
suspect lawbreaking. It’s not race — Arizona’s new law specifically
says race and ethnicity cannot be the sole factors in determining a
reasonable suspicion.

For example: “Arizona already has a state law on human smuggling,”
says Kobach. “An officer stops a group of people in a car that is
speeding. The car is overloaded. Nobody had identification. The
driver acts evasively. They are on a known smuggling corridor.” That
is a not uncommon occurrence in Arizona, and any officer would
reasonably suspect that the people in the car were illegal. Under the
new law, the officer would get in touch with U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement to check on their status.

But what if the driver of the car had shown the officer his driver’s
license? The law clearly says that if someone produces a valid Arizona
driver’s license, or other state-issued identification, they are
presumed to be here legally. There’s no reasonable suspicion.

Is having to produce a driver’s license too burdensome? These days,
natural-born U.S. citizens, and everybody else, too, are required to
show a driver’s license to get on an airplane, to check into a hotel,
even to purchase some over-the-counter allergy medicines. If it’s a
burden, it’s a burden on everyone.

Still, critics worry the law would force some people to carry their
papers, just like in an old movie. The fact is, since the 1940s,
federal law has required non-citizens in this country to carry, on their
person, the documentation proving they are here legally — green card,
work visa, etc. That hasn’t changed.

Kobach, a Republican who is now running for Kansas Secretary of
State, was the chief adviser to Attorney General John Ashcroft on
immigration issues from 2001 to 2003. He has successfully defended
Arizona immigration laws in the past. “The bill was drafted in
expectation that the open-borders crowd would almost certainly bring a
lawsuit,” he says. “It’s drafted to withstand judicial scrutiny.”

The bottom line is, it’s a good law, sensibly written and rigorously
focused — no matter what the critics say.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/Byron-York/A-carefully-crafted-immigration-law-in-Arizona-92136104.html#ixzz0mMIlMyDs

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Indian Listerning to the Ground

Indian Listening to the Ground

Two cowboys come upon an Indian lying on his stomach with his ear to the
ground. One of the cowboys stops and says to the other, “You see that
Indian?”

“Yeah,” says the other cowboy.

“Look,” says the first one, “he’s listening to the ground. He can hear
things for miles in any direction.”

Just then the Indian looks up. “Covered wagon,” he says, “about two
miles away. Have two horses, one brown, one white. Man, woman, child,
household effects in wagon.”

“Incredible!” says the cowboy to his friend. “This Indian knows how far
away they are, how many horses, what color they are, who is in the
wagon, and what is in the wagon. Amazing!”

The Indian looks up and says, “Ran over me about a half hour ago.”

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

Your comments appreciated

reality

I have found over the years that there is no such thing as reality, it is only how we perceive it. Each of us may have a different view of it because of our different beliefs and experiences. Two individuals can be sitting side by side, looking at the same event and “see” two entirely different outcomes based on their individual perceptions.

 

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