The Lifesaving Hobby

Written by Ed Howes

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Do I believe weapons of mass destruction may be in place for remote detonation? If I believe anything can be planted anywhere, will you think merepparttar fool? Ifrepparttar 125496 Capitol is destroyed as thoroughly asrepparttar 125497 Trade Center, what will life be like inrepparttar 125498 rest ofrepparttar 125499 country? If two or three other cities are destroyed atrepparttar 125500 same time, what will life be like forrepparttar 125501 survivors? Is it all too horrible to consider? What will happen to first responders? What will happen to you and me and those we love? What should we be doing to prepare for whatrepparttar 125502 leaders have made inevitable? I have published my answers to these questions. No one has contributed additional suggestions or ideas, although I don't think I amrepparttar 125503 only one with these ideas.

I was disappointed that a small circle of friends had no interest in lifesaving. I can understand this. Alarmists have been shouting warnings for centuries, back to biblical times. Sometimes destruction came afterrepparttar 125504 warnings. Sometimes it did not. What do you think ofrepparttar 125505 odds today? Has our reaction to Al Qaeda's attacks discouraged them? Has it prevented them from planning bigger and better things? Has anyone seriously diminished their will or capability? Why haven't they deployed weapons of mass destruction yet? Have they misplaced them? Are they storing them near you?

I know there is tremendous resistance to thinking in a way that poses such questions. We have a guiding philosophy inrepparttar 125506 West that never SEEMS to fail us. Just pretend nothing is wrong. Evenrepparttar 125507 leaders aren't doing that anymore! In fact, it is that very philosophy which has perched us onrepparttar 125508 edge ofrepparttar 125509 abyss. We can't afford it another day more.

We plan our self defense. We plan for our survival. But we don't wait forrepparttar 125510 situation to executerepparttar 125511 plan. We ask hard questions. What would America be if it was simultaneously unplugged from its electrical umbilical and Internet communications, globally? We spreadrepparttar 125512 word that a survival ofrepparttar 125513 fittest situation is possible and probable. Who will prepare forrepparttar 125514 terror not yet imagined in a nation slated for destruction by those capable of success?

And why is it we want to survive, anyway? It is to helprepparttar 125515 others. Is that now a strange idea in America? Can this idea outlive government help? As America goes, so goesrepparttar 125516 rest. Can we possibly point America in a better direction? Does it all have to be destroyed before we can start over? We can start now. If we prepare forrepparttar 125517 end of Western Civilization (You have my word something better will replace it, when we LET GO) and all is wine and roses; were we fools? Not really. We learned things about us better known early than late. We learned a little independence inrepparttar 125518 land ofrepparttar 125519 free. Who should be embarrassed?

If you want to take uprepparttar 125520 lifesaving hobby, just say and writerepparttar 125521 truths that can save lives. If you have no thoughts of your own, borrow some from others and pass them along. The idea is to spreadrepparttar 125522 word. We are not trying to create a secret survivor society. We'd just like to see that everyone knows they have made choices. If poor choices have been made, new choices are in order. Last, but not least, why don't I get feedback onrepparttar 125523 thoughts I share?

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Freelance writer published on many websites and in newspapers.

A Happiness Poem

Written by David Leonhardt

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The feelings I sense andrepparttar senses I feel For keyboard and screen remain far too real.

My ears and my nose remain at rest. My cheeks and hairline are doing their best.

But if this happiness poem could make my mouth smile, My face would forever dress up in style.

David Leonhardt first published this happiness poem in A Daily Dose of Happiness at . Read his friendship poem at

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