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« on: June 21, 2013, 06:40:32 PM »
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Inspiration & Hope / Re: Happiness dwells in the soul
« on: June 21, 2013, 08:11:19 AM »
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« on: June 21, 2013, 05:20:07 AM »
Tipping Toward Tyranny

June 19, 2013 by John Myers

“We know better than what they tell us, yet hope otherwise.” — Thomas Pynchon, in a 2003 introduction to George Orwell’s reprinted classic, 1984
After the past few months, nothing President Barack Obama and his Chicago troika (first lady Michelle Obama, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder) says shocks me. Their ideology is based on their African-American heritage and their Islamic sympathies. What should shock us is that we are allowing the Obama Administration to do what it wants with nary an objection — not from the people, not from the press and not even from our Republican representatives in Congress.
Our latest engagement in Syria will only make that nation a breeding ground for future terrorists. The consequences of that will be arguments by the Obama Administration for even greater authority. That will mean Americans will have fewer liberties.  Don’t count on public outrage.
In a recent poll from the Pew Research Center and The Washington Post, 56 percent of those surveyed said the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program to track phone records is acceptable. Only 41 percent said it was unacceptable. When asked about anti-terrorism efforts, 62 percent of respondents said it was more important for the government to investigate possible terror threats, even if the price was personal privacy.
I cannot comprehend how almost two out of every three Americans are perfectly willing to let Obama shred the 4th Amendment. It gets worse. Some Republicans in Congress are suggesting that journalists should be subject to arrest if their articles put the Nation at risk. Risk is how the Obama Administration defines it. If this happens, there goes the 1st Amendment. All of this begs the question: If we are willing to give up these Constitutional rights, are we willing to give up everything in the Constitution? Will America sacrifice the right to bear arms and even the 22nd Amendment, the only instrument that limits the President to two terms?
I try not to be too pessimistic, but it seems that we are at a tipping point — something Malcolm Gladwell studied and wrote about in his acclaimed book The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. In it, he states, “Change happens not gradually but at one dramatic moment.”

Flying Blind And Blind Trust

My own personal experiences have demonstrated that Gladwell is correct. I almost had a life-ending moment, and I wasn’t aware of it until it was upon me.
It was 20 years ago when my uncle, Dick Myers, flew me to Billings, Mont., in his Cessna 172. We took the trip to see Little Bighorn Battlefield, the site of Gen. George Custer’s last stand.
Dick had let me handle the controls from the co-pilots seat many times before in mid-flight, but only on perfectly clear days. Dick had flown for decades, with 2,000 hours as first in command. When he asked me if I wanted to take control over the middle of Montana, I said, “You bet.”
We were cruising at 120 mph at an altitude of 8,000 feet. Dick was taking a rest in the left seat, eyes closed.
A cloudbank overcame us with me at the controls. I understood only two gauges: the altimeter and the airspeed indicator. In pilot jargon, I was flying VFR, or visual flight rules. Given my inexperience, it was necessary for me to be able to see the horizon just to keep the plane flying straight and level. But I was blissfully ignorant as the clouds came upon us. Everything seemed fine when Dick became startled, saying, “I have the controls!”
I didn’t know what all the excitement was about, but certainly Dick was plenty excited. He grabbed the yoke and rammed the throttle forward. The small Cessna’s single engine roared. We momentarily broke through the clouds. It was then that I was able to see I had not been flying straight. Our plane was listing to the right, and the nose of the plane was pointed toward the prairie below.
It couldn’t have been much more than a minute; but in that time, I had lost all ability to tell up from down. It is called spatial disorientation. It is what happened to John F. Kennedy Jr. when he crashed his Piper Saratoga into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., in 1999. All Dick had to do was give the instruments a quick check to stabilize the plane as we flew back into cloud cover.
“That was close,” Dick exclaimed. I could tell he was angry at himself for not being alert as I flew into the clouds. He had trusted the weather report before we departed which said there would be an unlimited ceiling. After we landed (and over a much-needed beverage), he told me that when flying, things can go bad in the blink of an eye. As Gladwell explained in his book, a great many things reach a tipping point.
It is easy to blame the loss of liberties on Obama because of his disregard for the Constitution. Yet millions of Americans implicitly trust Obama to do the right thing — even after the Benghazi, Libya, cover-up; abuses by the Internal Revenue Service; the seizure of telephone records of reporters; and the all-encompassing NSA spy program.
How can you blindly trust someone you have never met and don’t know? Even the people who have written about Obama and support his policies admit that nobody — with the exception of his wife, Michelle — knows who Obama is.
Let me tell you about trust. That same summer I was flying the airplane, there was a front-page story in our hometown newspaper. Our family doctor of 15 years was arrested (he was later convicted) for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male patient. The news was crushing because he was a good doctor and, I thought, a sensible man. He delivered our babies and even made house-calls if anyone in the family was ill. He had a wife and child. He was the kind of man that women wanted to be with and men wanted to be like. He had a thriving practice. And I thought I knew him well.
All these years later, I still ask: How could I have been so wrong? Who do we really know?
I have known my wife for 40 years. I believe I know what is in her heart, and she knows what is in mine. But beyond my wife, I really can’t make blanket statements about anyone. And I certainly wouldn’t make one about someone I have never met who is also a politician.
When millions of Americans feel they can trust Obama, we are near a tipping point. I just hope that America can save itself before it’s too late.

Yours in good times and bad,
–John Myers   

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Help & Support / Re: POLL
« on: June 21, 2013, 04:46:49 AM »
unsa kahay sunod natong makita. mo balik kaha ug praktis si balong sa iyang kung fu. andam andam sa duwelo sa sapang bato.
kung fu versus bartitsu.

as usual  TO BE CONTINUED

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« on: June 21, 2013, 04:41:51 AM »
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« on: June 21, 2013, 04:34:39 AM »

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back to our location shooting in new york SUMMER OF 2014

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Bohol Latest News / Re: Construction of New Bohol Airport Starts 2013
« on: June 21, 2013, 04:16:59 AM »
mosta na migo. long time no hear. miss your phone calls. nia ko karon sa new york.

david ocdenaria of the ramasola clan from maribojoc is one of my best friends. kauban ni naho sa panaw sauna. sa nangaplay pa mi pagka SHEman. pareha ming miagi ug patay gutom. istambay sa luneta 1 day 1 eat. dugay ming bagdoy bagdoy sa manila hangtod naka overseas ra jud. he became a captain. pareha mi ug kaagi. maajo nang pagka butang ahong amigo. he is now a harbormaster in holland. tig pang inspection sa mga barko. perteng daku-a ug sweldo. na minjo pod sija ug milyonarya. ang family sa ijang asawa naay daku kaayo nga car dealership.
naka minjo pod ko ug milyonarya from davao. ahong asawa anak sa hari hari sa mga sugar cane planters sa davao. mga ASINdero ba. hihihi. mao ni ahong gi ingon nga kong maajo kang tawo duol kaajo ang swerte nimo. basin masoko ning ahong amigo nga aho sijang gi sibya because he is a humble person while i am hambogero.

smile my friend. you are on candid camera

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Help & Support / Re: POLL
« on: June 21, 2013, 03:56:12 AM »
ug karong gabii pod game 7 sa nba finals. ang trend sa games semalona. win loss win loss so dako ug porohan nga mo daug ang san antonio spurs

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Help & Support / Re: POLL
« on: June 21, 2013, 03:53:00 AM »
sali salida ra man ning atong mga post. karong dominggo, naay tinuod gyud nga salida. be sure to watch on discovery channel. nik wallenda will walk the high wire across the grand canyon without a harness. ug mo sipyat sija 100 per cent dedbol

http://skywire.discovery.com/#the-walk

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Help & Support / Re: POLL
« on: June 20, 2013, 09:41:32 PM »
THANK YOU LORD

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Help & Support / Re: POLL
« on: June 20, 2013, 09:39:30 PM »
in less than 10 minutes balong made a profit of more than $2000.

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Help & Support / Re: POLL
« on: June 20, 2013, 09:35:02 PM »
sold at .007

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Help & Support / Re: POLL
« on: June 20, 2013, 09:33:40 PM »
back to .007

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Help & Support / Re: POLL
« on: June 20, 2013, 09:32:52 PM »
.0074 na ang presyo sa USEI

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« on: June 20, 2013, 09:24:44 PM »

Symbol   Last Price   $ Chg   % Chg        Bid           Ask   
USEI      0.006           0.00   0.00          0.007      0.007       

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Help & Support / Re: POLL
« on: June 20, 2013, 09:17:40 PM »

segurado na pong ka sapi si balonglong tikongkong karon. naa nay mi hangjo ug .007 sa USEI. mao ni ahong giingon ninjo nga kong ka antigo mo sa sistema ni balong, anhi ra ka sa computer manginhas ug kwarta

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Help & Support / Re: POLL
« on: June 20, 2013, 08:42:04 PM »
from the shout box

wardiflex: ajong buntag tanan....happy birthday sir Balz..
June 20, 2013,

wards, nalipay si balong nga naka hinomdom ka nija. just post your picture and address here to get $20 by western union. dugay pa beerthday sa ahong kaluha. pero ug wa ka mo basa aning topic, wa kay reply, gone with the wind ang $20

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Bohol Latest News / Re: Construction of New Bohol Airport Starts 2013
« on: June 20, 2013, 08:32:55 PM »
huwat na lang mo nga si balong maoy ma governor sa bohol ;D

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Showbiz & Celebrity / Re: Sean, shan gud ka?
« on: June 20, 2013, 08:29:56 PM »
lo-oy kaajo si sean connery, my favorite james bond. naa na sijay alzheimers disease

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