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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Why Did Jovan Belcher Kill Himself?

A sad story:

The Chiefs have been ravaged by injuries, lead the league in turnovers, can't settle on a quarterback and are dealing with a full-fledged fan rebellion.
Things have been so bad this season that Crennel fired himself as defensive coordinator. The Twitter account for a fan group known as "Save Our Chiefs" recently surpassed 80,000 followers, about 17,000 more than the announced crowd at a recent game.
Belcher, an undrafted player out of Maine and native of West Babylon, N.Y., on Long Island, had started 44 of 59 games in his four seasons for the Chiefs, recording a career-high 61 tackles in 2011.

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Congress Looks to Eliminate $1 Bill

From ABC:
American consumers have shown about as much appetite for the $1 coin as kids do their spinach. They may not know what's best for them either. Congressional auditors say doing away with dollar bills entirely and replacing them with dollar coins could save taxpayers some $4.4 billion over the next 30 years.

Vending machine operators have long championed the use of $1 coins because they don't jam the machines, cutting down on repair costs and lost sales. But most people don't seem to like carrying them. In the past five years, the U.S. Mint has produced 2.4 billion Presidential $1 coins. Most are stored by the Federal Reserve, and production was suspended about a year ago.

The latest projection from the Government Accountability Office on the potential savings from switching to dollar coins entirely comes as lawmakers begin exploring new ways for the government to save money by changing the money itself.
Good-bye, George?
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Finding the Games You Crave

With the world changing so quickly these days, it is often hard to know what is going to change and what is going to stay the same. What has always stayed the same is that people like to have a good time and enjoy their time off by relaxing. Taking this extra time to take a load off can be a healthy thing, especially if you have an especially difficult or taxing role in life or job. When dealing with so much in your life and trying to juggle all of the things that make you you and that make your life come together, there may not always be the thought to take some time to reserve only for yourself and to keep yourself in balance. You can do this in a lot of different ways, that can be good for you both physically and emotionally. You can try an outdoors club, a yoga group, or a night class at a local college. Take the chance to make sure that you keep your mind and body in the best shape that you possibly can. When you take this time to make sure that you do this for yourself you are able to also get a chance to get ahead of the aging curve and beat your stress before it can go and get around to beating you.

You can find yourself enjoying games online, as well. With so many phones and sites out there, some can be fun to play, especially when you have that freedom of choice to choose which one may be best. Take for example bubblerush games , which can be a chance for you to relax in the comfort of your own home or office-- right on the computer. You can find this funny game and play it to make your day a little bit easier for you. This can make your life a little better and a chance to relax.

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Finding Online Games for You

In today's fast paced world based around school, work, and the family, sometimes it is worth it to take a minute just to relax and take the world as it comes, rather than all at once. With so much at stake in your life, a little time to relax and take the burden off your feet is a great chance to unwind and not to let the world get you down. Of course, there are many options out there, you can do your research to find which one might be the one for you and the most enjoyable for you and your friends to play and relax as you have time off from work or school. Take a look at the outdoor activities that are available for people of all ages, like baseball, fishing, or hiking. All of these can be very enjoyable and good for you as well. There are so many options out there for you-- which really would impel you to make sure to take a look at them and see which one might be best for you. With all of these options, you can remember how they can help you in the long run by reducing your stress and making you feel healthier.

This is the same with online games. With games that you can easily access from your fingertips, you will be able to take the time you need to relax while not leaving your own home or your office. You can find games like dressica games that can offer you a chance to play dress up games online. You can play games like a Barbie one or a Bratz one to see which one you or your friends would like to play. There are many options out there to spend your time. Figure out which one would be best for you and go out to enjoy it!

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Jovan Belcher Pictures

Rest in peace:

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Jovan Belcher, Chiefs LB, Kills Self, Girlfriend at Chiefs' Stadium

Sad news:

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Double-Decker Bus Hits Miami Airport Overpass; 1 dead

From Fox News:
Officials say a double-decker bus has hit an overpass at Miami International Airport, killing at least one person and injuring more than two-dozen people on board.

Airport spokesman Greg Chin says the bus, which was a cruise or tour bus of some sort, hit the overpass going into the airport's arrivals section on Saturday morning. The bus was going about 20 mph when it clipped the roof entrance.
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Kansas City Chiefs Player Kills Self, Girlfriend

A tragic story that is unfolding as we speak. From KCTV:
Police are investigating two deadly shootings Saturday morning that they said are related.

The shootings involve a Chiefs player and his girlfriend.

The first shooting was reported about 8 a.m. at a home near East 54th Terrace and Crysler Avenue. The second shooting was reported a short time later at a Chiefs practice facility located on the Arrowhead facility.

Officials said the Chiefs player shot and killed his girlfriend and then drove to the practice facility where he shot and killed himself.
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Jovian Belcher Kills Self, Girlfriend

Sad news:

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Jovan Belcher Facebook Account

Here is Jovan Belcher's Facebook account. It has many pictures of the late Mr. Belcher proudly standing with his girlfriend. It's tragic to look at the page and think about how his and her life came to an end today. Pundit Press's prayers go out to the Belcher family.

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Jovan Belcher Girlfriend Picture

Here is Jovan Belcher's Facebook account. It has many pictures of the late Mr. Belcher proudly standing with his girlfriend. It's tragic to look at the page and think about how his and her life came to an end today. Pundit Press's prayers go out to the Belcher family.
His Sister
His Girlfriend
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For the Spongebob Fans Out There

Millions of people around the world love SpongeBob Squarepants. And it cuts beyond the age barrier, too. It is not just young people that enjoy the cartoon that is on Nickelodeon. The show has an audience of many people, both young and old in many countries. If you are a SpongeBob fan (admit it, you are even if you will not say it out loud), there are opportunities out there for you. Of course, you can watch the show on Nick and enjoy it with your children (or on the other hand, your parents, if they happen to like it as well). That is just one option but what if it is not on at that moment? What happens if you do not have cable or do not have DVR to record or to program it? There is still hope out there for the SpongeBob fans that may not catch (or may not be able to catch) the show every day. If that is the case, there are many chances for you to enjoy yourself and keep up with one of the most popular cartoons of the last twenty years. There are online sites devoted just to the show and its characters and episodes. With so many options out there for you, you can check some out and see which ones you may like. You can check out a site like www.spongybob.com and see what it can do for you and how you would like it. It could be a chance to keep up with the show and what has happened over the last several seasons and if you want to connect with other fans that like the show. This can be a way for you to take a look at it and enjoy your favorite show a little more. You are able to take this chance and enjoy one of your favorite shows on your own time.

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Playing Some Online Games

In this modern world in which we live in, there are many chances for you to take up some of your own time and enjoy yourself. There are many activities that you and your family can use to spend that hard earned leisure time the way that you want to-- making sure that you spend your time wisely and can have the most fun or the most enjoyment over those precious moments of time. Of course, there are many ways that you can do this, especially now in the age of electronics and other devices. There are still many indoor activities like board games or card games that are a lot of fun. You can play chess with your son, or checkers with your daughter. You can get the whole family together for a nice board game on a rainy Saturday afternoon. These can be very fun and memorable experiences for everyone involved and a chance to take up some of that time and enjoy themselves.

The same can be said for online games. There are many opportunities out there for people to have a good time by themselves or with friends on the computer. With so many sites and videos out there, you can easily find something that you will enjoy and spend minutes or even hours doing that and spend it with a smile on your face. This is the case with a lot of flash games that are just at the tip of your fingers. When you have a chance to play a game like http://www.ben10fire.com/ you can play the game that you have been hoping to for a while now. With it right on your browser, you can enjoy your days playing games and forgetting about your work schedule and other things. This way, you can sleep a little easier and rest a little lighter.

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Finding the Best in Online Games

In today's competitive world, there are many ways for people to keep themselves occupied for hours at a time. There are many ways for people to find entertainment in today's world, especially the more effort that you put into it. There are many outdoor activities for you, including some outside sports that you may have played in high school. There is football, baseball, track, hockey, basketball, and the like. You may like watching these on television but like them even more when you have the chance to play them out on the field or on the court. With so many opportunities, you can see what to do outside when you want to spend some time.

But what about inside-- maybe if you are not an outside person or if it is raining outside? Well, the internet and modern computers have showed that there are many different activities and chances to occupy yourself. With funny cat videos, the news, information about nearly every topic, and online games, it is hard to find something that is not of your interest or that you do not like. This is the same with a game like www.tetrisk.com which you can use to spend a lot of time enjoying yourself. When you are able to get online from your home or office and enjoy your leisure hours in front of your computer, it can show you how much you can do! You can play the classic arcade game tetris for free without having to spend money or go out and buy an expensive game system. Remember when you used to play the game at your favorite arcade or bar and came close to getting the high score? Well, you can relive those memories and make some new ones by getting online and playing some for free.

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Firelight Fusion

Finding ways to entertain yourself can be a challenge, especially as time goes on and the world changes. With a job, a family, and the many other responsibilities of life, there are ways that people cannot even think of to make sure that they have what they need or want while also preserving their health. With so many options out there to see what there are to find, you can think that the choices are dizzying. This is why you can make the time to do the research to see what is out there and how you can use it to make the best decision. You will be able to find just what you have been looking for all along.

This can be the case if you are looking for an alternative to traditional tobacco smoking. Tobacco cigarettes can be dirty and smelly and not right for all people. If you are looking for a way to quit and find a way to get away from cigarettes, then you can read about e cigarettes and what they could do for you or a loved one that smokes. You can also find vapor cigarette reviews to see what other people are saying and what you may be missing. This way you can have a more informed decision on what you may decide to do.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Casper College Shooting, November 30, 2012: Two Shot, One Dead

From ABC:
Casper College in Wyoming says at least 1 dead and 1 wounded in attack that locked down campus.
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Finding the Best Ways to Meet People

In today's bustling world, it is not always an easy thing to meet new people or find the people that you may have something in common with. When we are able to find people that we can relate to or have many of the same interests or hobbies, it is a lot easier to find a way to build that relationship, especially if they are more similar to us. But to get to that point of building a friendship or something more, you have to be able to meet them in the first place, which is a great way to open up and expand your social circle and how you can speak to people from around the world. With so many options, what is holding you back from finding new people and finding similar hobbies and interests?

With all of the ways you can meet people, there are many options out there for you, of course. You can speak to people down at the local park or meet new folks at the bars in town. Of course, there are options out there for just about everyone, but what if those places are not for you? What if you are always at the home or office and find yourself unable to get out there as much as you want. There are online chances to get to know people, including ways for you to broadcast yourself. You can broadcast yourself in the lobby or invite people into a private chat where you can get to know them better. There are many options out there to expand your social life. With some research you can see which ones may work for you and where your social circle is headed. Do your research and prepare where you want to go and where you may be headed. You may be surprised!

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Video: Boehner Wants WH to Finally Get Serious

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Who Does He Say That He Is?

People learn by moving from the known to the unknown.  An analogy inherently proposes the idea, that if things agree in some respect they probably agree in others.  Secular prophecy uses knowledge of the past and the present to predict the future.  The past is the womb of the present and the present is the History of the Future.  As the past may be interpreted and the present may be misunderstood the future is never certain.  Platitudes may outline the shape of something, but they can never define anything.

If Michelle is like Marie Antoinette to whom shall we compare Barack?  The thought that he’s Louis XVI is unthinkable.  George III is too easy.  All of the megalomaniacs or despots of the twentieth century would be politically incorrect in the extreme.  Some would be considered too far left and some too far right though in reality the extreme on both sides meet at the intersection of totalitarianism and brutality.  Since he rode a wave of secular messianic fever into power and since he won a second term due to the devotion of his disciples perhaps an appropriate paraphrase from the Good Book would be, “Who does he say that he is?”

First, who do others say Mr. Obama reminds them of?

His rapid supporters have finally gone the extra mile.  During his first presidential campaign they merely treated him as if he was their messiah.  After his second victory they are shouting it from the roof tops.  At the BET Soul Train Awards show Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx actually called Barack Obama "our lord and savior."  Some will say he’s a comedian and this was said tongue in cheek.  From the reaction of the crowd it was received like a proclamation from Mount Sinai.  The wild cheering brought down the house.  If this isn’t a cult of personality what is?

I heard a woman who fled Venezuela to escape Hugo Chavez and his democratic revolution crying, “Obama is doing the same things as Chavez!  He’s following the same path, going to the same place, but now we have nowhere to run.”   Someone who escaped the USSR told me, “I’ve seen all this before. Obama is like Nikita Khrushchev. He says he brings hope and change but really he’s just blaming the past because he hopes to rule the present while destroying the hope of the future.”  According to an escapee of East Germany, “Obama is like Leonid Brezhnev. He promises security, pensions and benefits but all he brings are taxes, regulations and more bureaucrats, always more bureaucrats.”  

I cannot bring myself to compare an American President to Hitler, Stalin, Mao, not even to Mussolini.  To who shall I compare this man who brings the crest of the century-long Progressive wave crashing against the American experiment?  Instead of doing the comparing myself let’s explore who he and his unpaid media arm in the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Press compare himself to.

President Obama announced his run for the presidency in Springfield, Illinois on the steps of the old state capitol building.  Choosing a setting in Springfield where Abraham Lincoln once gave a speech condemning slavery and calling for the United States to unite prompted the Progressives at ABC News to observe, “Springfield allowed Obama to immodestly and continuously compare himself to Lincoln.”

Immediately after his first victory the cover of Time magazine depicted the President-elect as FDR riding in an open car with his trademark cigarette holder clamped tightly in his smile.  So we know his promoters in the press want us to compare him to the four term president-for-life who until now has been the epitome of a Progressive president.  But does President Obama make the comparison himself?  According to Politico, “President Barack Obama compared himself to FDR.”  What does History tell us about FDR? Major portions of his New Deal were declared unconstitutional, many economists believe  his policies prolonged the Great Depression, his advisor Alger Hiss really was a communist spy, and at Yalta Roosevelt gave Poland, whose freedom World War II was fought to preserve, to Stalin who initially invaded the country as an ally of Hitler.  If we forget the facts I guess comparing yourself to FDR is a good thing. 

During his first campaign the Washington Post said that Mr. Obama, “Sells Himself as the New JFK.”  At the time other news outlets noted, fellow Progressive’s disputed the comparison using the headline, “Hillary to Obama: You're No JFK.”  Undeterred Mr. Obama continued to cast himself as the successor to Camelot.  In a  review of his first term we could agree his glorious adventure in Libya as revealed in Benghazi makes him the rightful heir to such shameful military adventures as the Bay of Pigs or his much proclaimed victory over Al Qaeda to such questionable victories as the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Turning to JFK’s most memorable phrase Mr. Obama, as any good Harvard trained lawyer would do, has parsed the meaning of “ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.”  In Progressive newspeak this becomes, “If you’re a non-tax payer let me tell you what I’m going to do for you –if you’re a tax payer let me tell you what I’m going to do to you.”

President Obama also compares himself to the icon of the anti-Progressives: Ronald Reagan.  According to Politico in an interview with a print journalist the President, “made the case that his movement is as much about a national moment as about him as a ‘singular’ individual” also noting “he drew a rather odd analogy for a Democrat: Ronald Reagan.”  President Reagan told us, “government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem.”  President Obama told us, “Only Government Can Fix the Economy.”  President Ragan told us, “We are today, the last best hope of man on earth.”  President Obama told us, “America is no longer what it could be, what it once was.”  That’s not even comparing apples to oranges it’s more like comparing truth to fiction, good to bad, or freedom to dependency.

All the people mentioned above who escaped socialism, left homes, families, and countries seeking freedom remind me of something else Ronald Reagan said, “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.” 

The Americans devoted to constitutionally limited government, personal liberty, and economic freedom may have lost a battle.  We may finally accept that we have become a minority in our own land.  However, we will never accept serfdom and we will never accept the permanent imposition of socialism in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Now is the time for all good citizens to come to the aid of their country.  Educate yourself regarding the History of our Republic.  Learn so that you may teach.  We must educate new generations of patriots to carry the torch so that the light of freedom is never extinguished.  A slender majority of our fellow voting citizens may have chosen the path of central-planning and collectivism.  Most through ignorance, some through avarice, and a few through pure evil have diverted the American experiment into an economic and political dead-end, but like all dead ends it will eventually end.  The empires of looters always collapse when the loot runs out and another day will dawn.

That same Good Book tells us, “the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.”  And it also promises, “I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  So the Progressives may have followed their play book to a worldly victory.  I don’t know about you, but I’m going to follow that Good Book to an eternal one.

Keep the faith.  Keep the Peace.  We shall overcome.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2012 Robert R. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens



Map: Ex-Soviet Union Bloc Very Unhappy

Over the last few years the polling organization Gallup has been tracking the "happiness" of nations all over the world, and their just released survey results (and the following map that was created by the Washington Post's Max Fisher) is quite telling...

Notice the concentration of the least emotional/unhappy nations in the world?

Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus and other ex-members of the former Soviet Union all rank very highly on the wrong end of Gallup's survey, while Western Europe and the America's are all content with life and generally happy people.

I wonder if this has anything to do with the soul crushing, godless Communism that was imposed on the Soviet bloc for more then four decades?

What say you?

U.N. Vote on Palestinian Statehood

With the Israelis and Hamas just concluding a brief conflict that resulted in heavy losses for the latter and a diplomatic victory for Egypt's new government, the region is once again the center of everyone's focus as the U.N. General Assembly votes on Palestinian statehood this afternoon.

A move that could further embroil the two foes in hostile conflict, as the U.N.'s expected vote of approval would grant a governing entity of terrorists nationhood equal to that of Israel, a peaceful country that has only responded aggressively after exhausting all efforts of restraint and patience.

Which would allow the terrorists, who have sworn Israel's death and destruction as their primary mission, to use international law against their enemies the next time they use a school as a shield, hiding their rocket launchers, and the IDF has no choice but to engage because their children are under constant indiscriminate barrage.

The vote is not expected to be close, as the international body is well known for both its strong anti-Jewish postulations and resolutions and equally strong support for the plight of the occupied lands, however, the votes of certain western nations could tell us a lot about how many friends Israel really has for when the next big conflict emerges. 

Stay tuned for the U.N.'s vote...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

200,000 in New Egypt Protests Against Morsi

 The protests in Egypt appear to be growing with now 200,000 marching against Islamic Brotherhood dictator-lite Mohammed Morsi.

“The people want to bring down the regime!” and “erhal, erhal” — Arabic for “leave, leave” — rang out across the plaza, this time directed at Egypt’s first freely elected president. 

What is even more troubling is the violence:

 Clashes broke out in several cities, with Morsi’s opponents attacking Brotherhood offices, setting fire to at least one. Protesters and Brotherhood members pelted each other with stones and firebombs in the Nile Delta city of Mahalla el-Kobra, leaving at least 100 people injured.

“Power has exposed the Brotherhood. We discovered their true face,” said Laila Salah, a housewife at the Tahrir protest who said she voted for Morsi in last summer’s presidential election. After Mubarak, she said, Egyptians would no longer accept being ruled by an autocrat.
 Perhaps people in the West should have paid attention to the MB's slogan: Islam is the Solution.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Vote in Our Poll: Why Did Obama Win?

With the election now over and all of the negativity of the Obama campaign still permeating the public consciousness, it leads to an inevitable question-- how did he do it? With many questions and so many answers, what made the numbers work and how much of it had to do with Obama or Romney themselves? Please bookmark!

Video: GOP Senators 'Disturbed' by Susan Rice

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