Triple Purpose for Incarceration

I hear the arguments repeatedly about the reason for incarceration, that is, imprisoning people.  Mostly, the only things discussed is punishment and rehabilitation.  Certainly both are valid.  When a person lives in fear of being imprisoned, they are more likely to obey the law as well.

However, there is a third very important reason for locking people up.  It keeps the bad guys off the street.  If the bank robber is in a prison cell, he can hardly practice his selected trade.  The murderer will not be as apt to murder and the rapist is not likely to rape.

Perhaps the most important result is that the child abuser cannot abuse children.

When the dummycrats turned all the criminals lose on the streets, (mainly NY city) they have but three  things they should expect.  The thieves will steal.  The killers will kill and the rapists will rape.  Indeed they should not be surprised when the child abusers abuse children.

Then again, they are dummycrats.  Can we really expect them to perform such complex reasoning.  While it is true that the chances of catching any disease in prison is higher, is that a reason to endanger the rest of us.

When to Quit

Some folks just don’t don’t know when to quit.


I ordered a pizza over the internet and ever since I received two emails a day from them in an attempt to get me to order more.  Surprise!  It didn’t work.  They angered me so much that I now go elsewhere for my pizzas.  (Did you know Subway makes a very good personal sized pizza?  By the way, it only takes a minute or two.)


I ordered a few books from Books a Million on line.  Now, twice a day they keep sending me messages expecting me to order more.  I wonder how long it will take them to find out that is contra-productive.  Not only that, it angered me.  Not only that, it discourages from ordering anything on line.

They have a little procedure to go through that is supposed to get them to discontinue.  Guess what?  It doesn’t work.  I tried it.  I think it just encouraged them to send more.  Henceforth, their messages will go in my junk folder.  Even before, I didn’t read their ads.  Now I won’t even see them.


I had a plumber come out and fix some stuff in my house.  They did a good job, so the next time I had a problem, I called them.  The woman that answered the phone wanted me to sign up for a yearly plan.  I told her forget the plan; I just want my pipes fixed.

She was stubborn.  She kept trying to sell the plan.  I hung up and called another plumber.  The one did nice work but they simply didn’t know when to quit with the sales gimmicks.


Perhaps, maybe, possibly, one of the best things a person running a company can learn about advertising is just when to quit.  Sometimes, too much is just too much.

By the way, I still don’t buy My Pillow products.  I don’t even watch the ads.  I change the channel or fast forward through them.  I’ve had some practice at it and I’m getting good at it.  However, it does just make me wonder just what kind of an advertising budget the guy has.  My guess is that most of it is wasted.  Yet, he is the one with the big corporation and I am the one living on my Social Security.  I wonder what that says.

Option(s)

When I go to a doctor and he finds a problem with me, he frequently gives me a list of options for me.  Occasionally, a doctor gives his patient only one option.  Sometimes there is but one treatment for a ailment and there is no alternative, other than to let the illness take its course.

When Jesus prayed in the garden to “…let this cup pass from me.”, He probably already knew the answer.  Yet, for us, He still voiced the prayer.  Also, there was likely a last minute hope.  Let’s face it.  He was facing a terrible ordeal, and that is a gross understatement.

So it was that He went to the cross to pay for our sins.  Don’t you know that if there was another way, God would have answered His prayer and provided another way.  The fact that He went to the cross is proof that there was no other way.

Therefore, if anyone tells you that there are other ways into heaven, you might remind them of this.  Our sickness is sin and the only cure was and is his blood.  There is no other option.  There is no other way.  If there was, it would make His death pointless and it would mean He did it all for nothing.

Moreover, nothing can be added to it.  Nothing can be taken away from it.  Any attempt to add to it, is to imply his death is not enough.  Any attempt to add to it, is to imply that it is possible to add anything to it.

Many say that it is pride to say that I am going to heaven and I know it.  I say that it is a lack of faith for me to say less.  Jesus’s provided my healing and nothing else.  Nothing else will.

[8] For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: [9] Not of works, lest any man should boast.  (Ephesians 2:8-9)

A side note:  It is impossible to earn a gift.  If it is earned, then it is no longer a gift.  Therefore, it is impossible to earn the gift of salvation.  It must be received as a gift through faith.  Any other teaching is deceit.

Remember.  You might not like the rules, but neither do you make them.  There is no way any of us will ever change them.

The Numbers Don’t Lie

They keep saying that hydroxycloroquine is not effective.  Consider this: Uganda has a population of 42.72 million and has only two deaths from coronavirus.  They have had a total of 1147 cases and 117 active cases.

Where in is their success?  They commonly take the previously mentioned medicine… for malaria.

The point is this.  One day, the research will be done.  One day they will be able to say positively one way or the other.  In the meantime, thousands die.  What if they find out that the medicine would have prevented 90% or even 80% of the deaths?  Who will answer for that tragedy?  Who will pay the price for the decision?  Who will comfort the friends and relatives of those we could have saved?

A Suggestion For Obama

Did anyone ever tell Obama it is not nice to lie in church.  It is especially bad to lie from behind the pulpit.

Of course, it doesn’t bather him at all.  If it did, it would mean he believes in God.  Of course, one day he will.  Then, he will know all ten commandants.  At that point, he will be reminded of every single infraction.  Then, very likely, he will have a long time to consider them.

Nadler vs AG Barr

Okay…. lying is bad.  Turning a blind eye to robbery, destruction of public and private property, and murder is a whole new dimension.  While people rob stores and destroy the shops, Representative Nadler intentionally turns a blind eye.  While people are assaulted and even killed, Nadler ignores it.  He calls the riots peaceful demonstrations.  Then, of course, when the rioters attack law officers who are protecting our courthouses, he blames the marshals for causing the confrontation.

I, for one, am calling for the man, or should I say monster, to turn in his resignation immediately.  Either he is in favor of all the above or he is ignorant of it.  I don’t know which is worse.  Either way he is not fit to set foot on the floor of the house.

Moreover, the dummycrats are aiding and abetting.  I saw AG Barr testify yesterday.  I saw as they asked questions with false premises and expected a yes or no answer… this under oath.  Then, of course, any time he tried even the shortest explanation, they cut him off and said, “Reclaiming my time.”

The truth is, they had no  intention of hearing anything the Attorney General had to say.  They just wanted a platform from which to launch their vile lies and belittle a good man.  The truth is they all should be ashamed but that will never happen.  The have no shame.  They have no conscience.  All they want is to destroy the president who foiled their plans to take control of the nation and then, the world.

I have also watched the news coverage on many channels after the AG Barr’s testimony.  It has become clear to me that, with a few exceptions, their goal is to hide the truth.  Clearly they have chosen their side and, for a news agency, that is not a compliment.

For those of whom I spoke, there is no hope to rejoin the human race.  For those who believed them, there is little hope them as well.  If you have hopes of being taken over by one world government, you will be in favor of the above.  For those in favor of freedom, it is time to make them your foes.  They have already made you their enemy.

L.L.P.

Life, Liberty, and Property.  They are three things worth fighting for.

Originally I was going to use Land for the third word but it simply wasn’t quite inclusive enough.

When life is considered, it is very important that a person  consider more than his own life.  There are the lives of family, friends and countrymen.  When our forefathers went to war to be free from England, their thoughts certainly were for more than themselves.  Those who gave their lives in the Pacific and on the shores of Normandy had more than their own lives in mind.

Liberty is the one of the three that cannot be measured but it is just as important.  Indeed, it is for liberty that our forefathers died.  Liberty is one of those things that makes life worth living.  To be sure, living without liberty is no more than existing.

In the US Constitution, one of the amendments insures that property cannot be taken from us without good reason.  And, of course, when property is taken, the government must pay proper compensation.  This certainly applies to land but also any property.  It gives individuals something to work for and if the government can just take it from us without reason, it would destroy the desire to work.

In a true communists regime, none of the above is permitted.  All is shared, even with those who won’t work.  As such, all socialists government must establish methods that force people to work… either that or provide some other reward.  Then again, all rewards may be taken back by such a government at any time.

If you truly study the Constitution for a while, you will easily see that before the socialists can take over this country, they must first destroy the Constitution.  The Constitution and socialism cannot co-exist within the same country.

And so it is that communists use the Constitution to subdue the US.  They also use deceit and lies.  On top of that, they use fear in the form of political correctness.  After all, if you say anything against socialism, you are in danger of losing friends or you job.    Failure to see this now may very well lead to losing your life, your liberty, or your property.  Conceivably, you could lose all three.

In addition they drive wedges between segments of the populace.  They make the poor hate the rich and they take advantage of the anger of the minorities.  They love to promise Utopia but they will only give you a modified feudal system.  Only those inside the government will have any privileges.

It is time to put the socialists in their place.  It will take votes.  It is not enough to beat them by a little.  We must beat them soundly.  We must do this in  2020 and in every election afterword.  We must do this nationally, statewide and locally.  It is the problem with those socialists; they are persistent.  They keep coming back.  They have taken our schools.  They have taken our unions.  They have taken over the news media and they are fixing to take our government… if we don’t stop them.

If they should takeover, their is but one reason.  It will be that they caught the voters sleeping on the job.  Then, when they awake, they will realize the nightmares have just begun.

Fish Bowls

The solution for the China Virus:  We can all go around with bubbles resembling fish bowls on our heads and pump filtered air into them.  This would not only stop all spreading of the virus but all other other airborne diseases as well.

Who knows?  After two or three years, we might even eliminate the flu and even the common cold.

Okay.  I am being facetious about something serious.  Well, I guess that is a bit redundant.  After all, that is the meaning of facetious.

Still, we can truly carry things to an extreme.  The question is, just how much of an extreme do we want or need.  More important, how much of an extreme can we live with.  It would appear that we can utterly destroy the disease by locking ourselves in our houses and never seeing the light of day as a bunch of doomsday preppers.  However, after we leave our homes, what do we enter, a wasteland?

It is important for us to be level headed about this.

First, and most important, we need to protect the elderly.  All I have is a high school degree and even I knew this back in January.  Apparently some of our governors didn’t know and that accounts for about a third or more of the deaths in their states.

Second, we need accurate reporting.  This does not include people dying from motorcycle accidents being counted with those who die from the virus.  Really.  Do any of those statisticians have their head on straight?  Do any of these people with these big highfalutin advanced degrees have any common sense?  Frequently, I think not.

Third, those who have been identified as having the virus should receive doses of  hydroxychloroquine.  Some say it is dangerous.  If it is,thousands of others would be dead including yours truely.  The stuff is given regularly to people all over the tropics to prevent malaria.  If it were that dangerous, it would have been noted after almost 5 decades of use.  Some say it doesn’t work.  That is not certain.  One thing is certain.  It won’t work if people don’t take it.  If in fact it doesn’t work, it will be easily proven out in a few months.  The alternative is to let folks die because it might not work.  Again, common sense!

Forth, keep transit system use to a minimum (trains, buses, planes and such)  It has already become obvious that the disease spreads rapidly in such environments.  As near as I can tell from news reports, one man going from the suburbs of New York to New York City infected at least three people in one day.  Moreover, anywhere the transit systems are used, the disease spreads far more rapidly than in areas where people rely on cars.


To be sure, there are many other things we can do but they should be common sense things.  Encouraging riots while disallowing church services does not fall into the common sense category.  That falls in the category of dumb.  All rules, whatever they are, should be universal.  They should not be based on a person’s voter registration.

It would seem logical to me that gathering mobs is a bad tactic on a purely political aspect.  The riots would have a tendency to spread the disease mainly among the rioters: mostly democrats, socialists and communists.

 

Hand to Hand

In the Marines, I learned the phrase to mean dealing with the enemy at close range, generally with or without weapons.  Let’s face it, though the rifle is the marines best friend, sometimes it runs out of ammo.  Sometimes, the enemy closes to a point that shooting him is not an option.  The one who walks away from such an encounter is likely the one best prepared for it.  Also, of course, it does very much depend on the frame of mind.  A hesitation of a fraction of a second can determine who lives to fight another day.

This post, however, mostly has nothing to do with the subject.

You see, one of the methods the dummycrats use to gain power is the giveaway method.  While they give with one hand, they take with the other.  They convince many to look to the government for provision.  To date, we have at least a dozen or so giveaway programs…money for nothing.

In some regards, this can be good.  People who have genuine disabilities have needs and we are a generous people.  In many other countries, the blind must resort to begging.  (In this country, perfectly healthy people beg.)  However, when people without handicaps make it a point to rely on handouts to live, it causes problems.

Most important, it makes it more difficult for those with real needs.  When people approach me for a dollar for gas to get home, I tell them to get a job.  Okay.  Maybe they really need the dollar.  Maybe they really have a temporary problem.  The thing is, for every one that has a real problem, likely 20 beggars are using deceit.  They are professional beggars and the ruin it for those who really have hit a bump in the road.

Nowadays, we have another form of begging, the government dole.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the only folks who asked for handouts were people who really need them.  My guess is that at least 2 out of 3 people could make it on their own without being a drag to society.  (not based on any facts)  They see the opportunity and they grab it.  Some feel a little guilty at first.  Then they look around and realize that they are far from being alone.  Indeed, many are even more guilty.

Their is however, a more menacing problem.  The government owns those who are on the dole.  It means, if you want to continue to receive your payments, you must jump through the right hoops.  Worse yet, you must vote for the right people.  I mean, what happens if and when someone gets into office that expects able-bodied people to go out and get a job?

The check you receive from your Uncle just might also be your leash.  Just maybe, before you cast your next vote, you might reverse your thoughts.  You might start asking the question, which candidate might cause you the most harm.  For as soon as the sun rises each morning, the dummycrats’ ultimate goal is to control you.  With the one hand they give.   All the time, they are getting ready to take your money and your freedom from you with the other hand.

The thing is, it is not just your freedom you are selling, but everyone’s.  I guess, in a way, it really is hand to hand combat.  Only it is not our lives at stake, but our liberty.  Only, from this fight no one will walk away but those who have control.  Once the dummycrats have their control, they will take away the free-everything and make you work.  The thing is, they will also pay less.

You doubt my word, study your history.  It is how they took over Russia, China, Cuba and Venezuela.  Read “Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx.  He lays out the whole roadmap and the socialists follow it to the letter.  They have told us how they will take us over and they succeed even though we know their plans.

And, by the way, it really isn’t about socialism.  It isn’t even about communism.  Truth be told, those who are trying to take over could care less about either of them.  They are just convenient tools they use.

Their real goal is control.  To gain that control, they give with one hand while they take with the other.  Of course, they don’t this with their money, but with ours.  Still, people blindly follow.  It is the oldest scam in the world.  They dupe by promising something for nothing.  It has worked since the beginning of civilization.  It is a proven method and they have honed it to a grand and treacherous scheme which is based on the false doctrine of communism.

(side note: it is in the Marx’s writings that you find “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”  Some try to attribute it to the Bible, but it is not there.  It sounds good, but it is folly.  Every place it has been tried it failed, including China.  Without stealing ideas from other countries, they would still be using abacuses for banking.)

In the end, it is simply another power grab, a new dictatorship.  However, this time, it just might go worldwide.  This would mean that the freedom our fathers fought for will cease.  It will be no more.  It won’t even exist in history.  Those in control will make sure of that.

 


By the way, I write books.  You can find my books on amazon.com/author/story_teller.  The reason I bring this up here is that I wrote several books with the concept of controllers and floaters in them.  Unfortunately, there are no floaters, but if there were, they would take on the controllers and keep them, so to speak, under control.

The books are not a series but simply a ‘group’.  They can be read in any order.  However, I would suggest starting with, “The Floater.”  It is the first one I wrote and it establishes some premises.

You can preview most Kindle books on your Kindle, computer and, or many other platforms.  You can do this simply by clicking on the book you want to preview.  On the other hand, you can simply download the preview.  Neither will cost you a dime.  If you should decide you want to order any of my books, most of them are on paperback as well as Kindle,  You will save by using the Kindle format, which, again, can be read on computers as well.  By the way, you can also download them to most of your phones.  I know.  I tried it and it works well.  Oddly, I found it very easy to read.  I even considered using the phone instead of my Kindle.  It would save carrying around two devices.  I abandoned it though.  Reading on my phone really caused a drain on my battery.  Also, the Kindle has a few features that the phone doesn’t.

Listen?  I can’t believe myself.  A couple of decades ago, someone would have considered me crazy for suggesting that you read a book on a phone.  Strange thing these new phones. You can read books, play games, send e-mails and oddly, some people even use them for talking.  There was actually one case where I saw two people talking to each other on the phone…while they sat across a table from each other.

An Old Joke

A long time ago, I heard a joke about an optimist.  I am going to risk repeating it here.  I hope it is not copyrighted.  If it is, I apologize.

The story goes that the optimist fell off a 40 story building.  As he passed each floor, he was heard to say, “I’m alright so far!”

Naturally, if it were real, that last floor would be a disaster.

My reason for telling the story is that it does somewhat illustrate the attitude of the dummycrats.  While the looting and pillaging went on, the dummycrat mayors, the major news media and, of course, our wonderful dummycrat US Representatives all shout out in unison, “We’re okay so far!”

While the fires are being set and the bullets are flying, they say, “It’s okay.  They are just lawfully demonstrating.  So far, things are just fine.”

The problem should be easy to see, though the dummycrats have chosen to ignore it.  Eventually, they will hit bottom.  The problem is that they will not be the only ones paying the price.  We all will.  Moreover, when the disaster becomes apparent, even to them, they will beg and plead for help.

As usual, it will be the adults that will have to bail out the immature and thoughtless.

Then, there is the bigger possible problem.  If they wait too long, the bailout might not be possible.  It just might be too late.  It is the danger of not looking before you leap.