The Lifesaving Hobby

Written by Ed Howes


Force Decisions We Can Live By! Just another bumper sticker, or is itrepparttar New Age philosophy? It began as an overwhelming drive to expressrepparttar 125496 lessons I have learned andrepparttar 125497 warnings I observe, in simple terms, easily understood by others. I don't want fame, though I have made plans for fortunes I may never see. I just don't want to get caught with a pile of money and no idea what to do with it, even though I don't gamble or play lotteries. My great ambition was just to share ideas that could be useful to others and help them prepare for a violent future of sharply reduced expectations. I knew in my heartrepparttar 125498 writing onrepparttar 125499 wall has already become so much graffiti to be painted over.

I thought perhaps I could put a new face onrepparttar 125500 old writing and connect with some like minded people. In two years sincerepparttar 125501 Al Qaeda attacks on Eleven September,repparttar 125502 message remainsrepparttar 125503 same. The U.S. Government is impotent to protect anyone from this new kind of warfare. Also, thatrepparttar 125504 only effective defense is personal self defense; much of which should be obvious.

If you insist upon living and working in a known or likely target area, your odds of a happy, productive future, plummet likerepparttar 125505 towers. You become a volunteer for martyrdom; for what or whom? America decidedrepparttar 125506 best act of defiance was to get back to business as usual. The idea that suing for peace atrepparttar 125507 start of a war, was a practical option, did not appeal torepparttar 125508 public or leadership. A bad situation was made worse. Senator Joseph Biden recently summed up how it works. He does not regret authorizing an incompetent President to go to war. He only regretsrepparttar 125509 President is incompetent. You canít be more double minded than that.

President Bush wants another five years to teach us that throwing allrepparttar 125510 money inrepparttar 125511 world at national security will make no difference, except to bankrupt Western Civilization. Since this is a stated goal of Al Qaeda, it's clear we are all fighting a war against Western Civilization - and winning.

We all understandrepparttar 125512 huge gap betweenrepparttar 125513 people ofrepparttar 125514 West andrepparttar 125515 rulers ofrepparttar 125516 West. That's why our global enemies sincerely tell us not to take it personally; that they only see one way to affect change in ruling policy. The question forrepparttar 125517 people ofrepparttar 125518 West is whether they owe a duty to go down withrepparttar 125519 ship. Is it cowardice to surviverepparttar 125520 fall of Western Civilization? Is it dishonor to tend to one's self and loved ones, when "leadership" just wants to get on withrepparttar 125521 fireworks?

Personally, I believe in survival. I want a shot at doing things right - next time. I'm searching for others who know or sense it is time to bail out of a ship, so low inrepparttar 125522 water, under fire, day in, day out, from without and from within. Allrepparttar 125523 warriors know is how to makerepparttar 125524 holes bigger and they are hard at it. There is no wisdom in leadership today. Is there any left amongrepparttar 125525 people?

Since I have no profession beyondrepparttar 125526 Christian faith, lifesaving can be no more than a hobby for me. The World Wide Web presents an opportunity for me to popularize this hobby. The potential is there to save millions of lives. Even as an amateur life saver, I am an unlikely candidate. I have a temporary visual impairment that prevents me from findingrepparttar 125527 places I could be posting my warnings, exhortations and encouragements, to take care of business; while there is still business to take care of.

My impairment has reduced my personal funds to a point I cannot hire help, before I recover. I'm not asking for money. I'm asking how much time we have to save millions of lives. It was eight years fromrepparttar 125528 first attack onrepparttar 125529 World Trade Center. How many years will it be betweenrepparttar 125530 first attack on Washington D.C., tillrepparttar 125531 next one? Two have already passed.

A Happiness Poem

Written by David Leonhardt


If a happiness poem could bring forth a smile, Then my face would always dress in style.

If my ears could hear my computer screen, From one to another, they, too, would grin.

My keyboard types for my eyes not my tongue This happiness poem will never be sung.

But what of my eyes? Don't they shine? Yes, but not from this poem of mine.

The pen is mightier thanrepparttar sword, But a pen can write only words.

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