Getting People off Welfare

Today, because of the present economic conditions many are on welfare and collecting food stamps. Without a doubt many need public assistance, either due to mental or physical handicaps or job layoffs or other temporary unforeseen circumstances.

 

Since  the current political situation in this country the economic conditions aren’t likely to improve for a while, more and more employment  opportunities are being taken away because of government policies concerning health care and other policies.

 

These are the instances that public assistance is designed for and should continue, having said that, many are on public assistance that have no need for it  or don’t deserve it .It has become a way of life for many,sometimes for generations. It is not uncommon for someone to  make more money on welfare than working a job.

 

Many people went through twelve years of public schooling and never even learned how to write, many dropped out, and thus have no marketable skills. The are doomed to a life of flipping hamburgers.

There is a way out for everyone caught in this dilemma.

It won’t be easy, but it is the only way, and in the long run, it will free you from the bonds of poverty.

For some easy answers, read my short Ebook.


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 and applied what he has learned to solving the many issues facing not only the United States, but the world as well.

Common Sense solutions to complex problems.

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

 

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World War Two Vets Unstoppable

They came in mighty buses instead of tanks ,jeeps and personnel carriers. They only came to honor their fallen comrades and to remember one last time, the heroics from an earlier time, another time when the fate of liberty and freedom hung in the balance.

 


It was a bright sunny day in Washington D.C. , the perfect day to remember and reflect. As the buses approached the World War 2 memorial, they discovered it was closed because of a senseless government shutdown brought on by a spineless congress and clueless president who only have their own  agenda and pocketbook in their best interest.


A memorial that normally is open twenty four hours a day, with no gate, was found to have a barricade around it, a senseless act in itself.  If the government is out of money, where did they find the money to put up the barricade?


U.S. Capitol

 

It didn’t stop these brave men and women who stormed the beaches of such places as Normandy, Omaha Beach, Iwo Jima, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, Guam, the Philippines, and many other historic and important battles,they never gave a thought that maybe their last and possibly most important battle would be fought on the lawn of their nation’s capitol.


Armed with only walkers, wheelchairs, and canes, they weren’t about to let a little fence stop them. These memorials belong to “We the people”, not government bureaucrats. Nothing was going to prevent these noble warriors from their appointed mission.


They came to remember , and certainly deserved more than this from an often thankless nation and arrogant federal government. As they roamed the mall they had to be wondering whatever happened to this once great nation, a nation that once believed in God, a nation founded on moral principles and virtue, where politicians , even though they have always been self centered and thinking mostly of themselves, at least had an ounce of common sense and decency.


They fought the fiercest of battles, they all lost friends , relatives , many came home wounded for life, in the name of freedom and liberty. Millions of people around the world owe  their lives and freedom to these brave men and women.


They came one last time to remember, in the end they, going above and beyond what is expected, fought one last battle for freedom. Who is going to carry on when they, the greatest generation are gone?

 

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 and applied what he has learned to solving the many issues facing not only the United States, but the world as well.

Common Sense solutions to complex problems.

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

 

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The Middle East Conflict

Conflict in the middle east


For many years, the United States has played a major role in maintaining peace in the world. During that time, contrary to what many may think, the United States accomplished much and contributed greatly to world peace.Today, many people  enjoy freedom because of our actions.

 

If not for the United states, many  would now be speaking German and under the thumb of Nazism and or Communism. However, the times are changing.

We are now living in a different world. In times past, our adversaries had some of the same values we had, they valued human life.  Most were freedom loving people who for one reason or another, found themselves under the thumb of a cruel and violent dictator. Once freedom was again regained, they went on to create a productive and positive society.

In today’s world, many of  our adversaries in the middle east have no comprehension of what freedom is , nor do they desire it. They are still living in the middle ages and have no desire to change.

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Egyptian Village

It’s a totally different mindset than in the past. Although, in most cases, our intentions are noble, we cannot do it for them. We can provide aid, weapons and such, but if they have no desire, there is nothing we can do. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.

For generations, the United States has supported the world, both militarily and financially. As a result , many countries have better educational and medical facilities than we do. Because they did not have to worry about providing a strong military for their defense, they could provide many more domestic benefits for their citizens.

We have now reached a point in time when it is necessary for them to support themselves. No longer should we be the sole provider for their security, why do we still have troops in South Korea? Their GNP  is something like 37 times as great as North Korea, shouldn’t they be protecting themselves?

The Ancient Egyptian Texts

The middle east is and always has been a tinderbox. This has been going on for thousands of years, dating back to the time of the Knights Templars and before.  Our first war as a country was against the Barbary Pirates off the coast of Africa, who were pirating our ships and blackmailing our young country almost to the point of bankruptcy. The Marine song was derived from this time, “From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli.”

Today we no longer know who the good guys are in that region, if there are any. Our country wants to support the Syrian rebels who are our fiercest enemies, the Muslim Brotherhood. We have seen how that turned out in Egypt. For too long we have supplied arms to these groups, only to turn around and have those same guns pointed at us during the next conflict. How stupid is that?

It is a mess we want to stay out of , in spite of all the atrocities being committed, they are being committed on both sides. It’s a lose lose situation. The only option we have is to stay out of it, it’s not our fight.  Let them fight it out and we will talk to the survivors.

So it is with the rest of the world, we do need to maintain some sort of a presence worldwide, we need to maintain our superiority in the world environment, for not only our interests but the rest of the free world as well. There are countries out there that would destroy freedom in  a heartbeat if it  wasn’t for the United States, we must never forget that.

However, we do not need to play mommy and daddy to them any longer, it’s time they grew up and charted their own destiny, most can do a lot more than they have to protect their own interests. It’s not only for our own good, but theirs as well.

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.

Common Sense solutions to complex problems.

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

You can also follow him on your Kindle.

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Egypt:A New Adventure.

Wisdom from Seniors

Wisdom From
Seniors

When did my wild oats turn to prunes and
all bran?
*
I finally got my head together, now my body is falling
apart.
*
Funny, I don’t remember being absent minded.
*
All reports are in. Life is now officially unfair.
*
If all is not lost, where is it?
*
It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.
*
The first rule of holes: if you are in one, stop
digging.
*
I tried to get a life once, But they told me they were out of
stock.
*
I went to school to become a wit, only got halfway
though.
*
It was so different before everything changed.
*
Some day’s you’re the dog, and some day’s you’re the
hydrant.
*
Nostalgia isn’t what it use to be.
*
Old programmers never die. They just terminate and stay
resident.
*
A day without sunshine is like a day in Seattle.
*
I wish the buck stopped here! I could use a few.
*
Kids in the back seat cause accidents; accidents in the back seat
cause
kids.
*
It’s not the pace of life that concerns me, it’s the sudden stop at
the end.
*
It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been
anywhere.
*
Living on Earth is expensive, But it does include a trip around the
sun.
*
The only time the world beats a path to your door is if your in the
bathroom.
*
If God wanted me to touch my toes, He would have put them on my
knees.
*
Never knock on death’s door, ring the bell and run (he hates
that).
*
Lead me not into temptation (I can find the way
myself).
*
When you are finally holding all the cards, why does everyone else
decide to play chess.
*
If you are living on the edge, make sure your wearing your
seatbelt.
*
There are two kinds of pedestrians. The quick and the
dead.
*
An unbreakable toy is useful for breaking other
toys.
*
A closed mouth gathers no feet.
*
Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can
die.
*
Its not hard to meet expenses; they are everywhere.
*
Jury: Twelve people who determine which client has the better
attorney.
*
The only difference between a rut and a grave is the
depth.

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Dress Codes for Baby Boomers

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Dress Code for Baby Boomers

Now that the Boomer generation is getting …um… older,
it’s time to help them realize that there are certain combinations of
things that just don’t go together in today’s fashion world. Boomers are
strongly urged to avoid the following:

  • Nose rings and bifocals.
  • Spiked hair among bald spots.
  • Pierced tongues …and dentures.
  • Miniskirts over support hose.
  • Ankle bracelets with corn pads.
  • Speedos over cellulite.
  • Belly button rings near gall bladder surgery scars.
  • Unbuttoned disco shirts …showing a pacemaker bulge.
  • Midriff shirts when you have midriff bulges.
  • Bikinis when you have liver spots.
  • Short shorts revealing varicose veins.
  • Inline skates and walkers.

And, very importantly:

  • Thongs with Depends.

Avoid tragedy! Send the link to this page to a Boomer you love today.

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inspirational Quotes

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

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Enlightenment
At this period of time in the history of man, there is probably more individual searching being done into the theories behind the origin of the human race,what happens after death,the possibility of life on other planets, and what our relationship is to these life forms, if they do exist. There are millions of people who are questioning the existence of God, who he really is, and what is my relationship with him? Is he someone who mysteriously floats around on a cloud watching and judging us from above like some bigger than life Santa Claus, or is he, like many of the esoteric sciences claim, a part of our inner Self, whom we have constant contact with, someone whom we and everything in the universe are connected and are thus one? Each of us in our own way is experiencing what God is, and thus we are each a part of God, thus we are God! This book is a brief account of my search for my own truth

What I've Learned

What I’ve
Learned…

I’ve learned that I like my teacher because
she cries when we sing “Silent
Night” – Age 6

I’ve learned that our dog doesn’t want to eat my broccoli either- Age 7

I’ve learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what

they are doing and wave back – Age 9

I’ve learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me

clean it up again – Age 12

I’ve learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try

cheering someone else up – Age 14

I’ve learned that although it’s hard to admit it, I’m secretly glad my

parents are strict with me – Age 15

I’ve learned that silent company is often more healing than words of

advice – Age 24

I’ve learned that brushing my child’s hair is one of life’s great

pleasures – Age 26

I’ve learned that wherever I go, the world’s worst drivers have followed

me there – Age 29

I’ve learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live

so that no one will believe it – Age 30

I’ve learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don’t know

how to show it – Age 42

I’ve learned that you can make someone’s day by simply sending them a

little note – Age 44

I’ve learned that the greater a person’s sense of guilt, the greater his

or her need to cast blame on others – Age 46

I’ve learned that children and grandparents are natural allies – Age 47

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life

does go on, and it will be better tomorrow – Age 48

I’ve learned that singing “Amazing Grace” can lift my spirits for hours –

Age 49

I’ve learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the

phone – Age 50

I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles

these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree
lights – Age 52

I’ve learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet

full of pills – Age 52

I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you

miss them terribly after they die – Age 53

I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life


Age 58

I’ve learned that if you want to do something positive for your children,

work to improve your marriage – Age 61

I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance – Age 62

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on

both hands You need to be able to throw something back – Age 64

I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you But if you

focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people,
and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you – Age 65

I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually

make the right decision – Age 66

I’ve learned that everyone can use a prayer – Age 72

I’ve learned that it pays to believe in miracles And to tell the truth,

I’ve seen several – Age 75

I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one – Age 82

I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone People

love that human touch-holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on
the back – Age 85

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn – Age 92

I’ve learned that you should pass this on to someone you care about

Sometimes they just need a little something to make them smile –
Age
less

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Perspectives on Aging

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Perspectives on
Aging

“How old would you be if you didn’t know
how old you are?” – Satchel Paige

“It’s no longer a question of staying healthy. It’s a question of
finding
a sickness you like.” – Jackie Mason

 

Age doesn’t always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes
alone.

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, … it
doesn’t
matter. – Mark Twain

Age only matters if you’re cheese.

Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can
get.

God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway;
the
good fortune to run into the ones I do; and the eyesight to tell the
difference!
The Calvin and Hobbs Lazy Sunday Book
He who laughs, lasts.

I’ve gotten to the age where I need my false teeth and hearing aid
before
I can ask where I left my glasses.

I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don’t
hurt.

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If you laugh a lot, when you get older your wrinkles will be in the
right
places.

Middle age is when you burn the midnight oil around 9:00
PM.

My mind not only wanders, sometimes it leaves
completely.

Old age and treachery will overcome youth and
skill.

The big thing today is computer dating. If you don’t know how to run
a
computer it really dates you.

The golden years: When actions creak louder than
words.

There’s nothing wrong with the younger generation that twenty years
or so
won’t cure.

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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

The wisdom of our ancestors

The wisdom of our ancestors

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.

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