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Expected To Change for "Some"...

This story demonstrates how in this "PC Correct" society we are expected to change so not to offend - I am expected to change and accept values I don't agree with because a few don't accept my values, REALLY? We as a society are expected to "lower" our expectation and change our values so not to offend - Well I find the requirement of the few very OFFENSIVE, and will not change...
I have every right to state my values and expectations whether the few are offended our not… the few surely don't care if they offend me - Tolerance, is not acceptance and certainly not changing. For me, or this artist, to tolerate a different view of life or different life values doesn't require us to change our values and certainly doesn't require accepting someone else's...
Rhode Island Breaking News, RI Politics, Top Stories | Text WPRO to 68255 for mobile news.:
“some of the members of the Pilgrim High Schoolcommunity suggested that the depiction of a young man’s development from boyhood through adulthood as displayed may not represent the life experiences of many of the students at Pilgrim High School.”
(Via 630wpro.com)

I Owe Illegal Immigrants Nothing Other than Decency

I, as a US citizen, owe illegal immigrants nothing other than decency - They deserve to be treated as a human being… respectfully, with courtesy and kindness, the same as I would hope they would treat me if I were in their country.

I do not owe them a job, or access to the benefits this country provides, or for monies I work for to be distributed to them… basically, they "have no dog in the hunt" - There illegal. How can a member of any group start on equal ground when that person broke the rules/laws in the first place?

Illegal Immigrants, supports to re-create 1966 march

An excerpt:

"I deserve the same rights as anybody else, and I'm not given those rights because I am an 'undocumented'.... For those reasons I can't go to school. I can't get an actual job that I would want."

Really? You believe you deserve the same rights as someone that made sacrifices to be a legal citizen? That is fair to you?

Well if that is your definition of what is "right", fair, and somehow owed you - I am not sure I would want you as part of the society I live in! There are millions of legal immigrants that migrated here and EARNED their citizenship legally and in many cases with great sacrifice… Are you some how better them? What because you have a "harder life"… and who gets to determine that you?

GIVE ME A BREAK, I owe you nothing; however, to be part of this great country and reap the benefits you owe it plenty!

The Market Place Says - NO 2 Electric Cars!

Who would have thought it… consumers don't want a vehicle which has a 35 - 50 mile limit. Guess my co-workers and I could run long extension cords - We don't need to worry about the utilities usages not budgeted, or maybe we should insist the company install "vehicle charging stations"… after all, it is their responsibility, right?

Volt production frozen amid patchy EV sales

I want get into the fact any electricity used in this region originates from "fossil fuel", so if you do buy one of the cars to "save the planet", are you really?

We (The US) Might Want to Denounce!

I know these threats from the north are a dime a dozen; however, they could also mean something - could lead to loss of life... especially, if there is no acknowledgment or consequences from the US!

A year ago Wednesday, North Korea launched an attack on the civilian island of Yeonpyeong, killing two marines and two civilians and shattering the sense of security that South Koreans had enjoyed for almost 60 years.
The island shelling came half a year after North Korea torpedoed a naval ship, the Cheonan, killing 46 sailors

Selfish non-Caring Attitudes

...are everywhere!
You are on vacation, a criminal breaks into a spree resulting in innocent people dying- Some died to protect you, I might add. So what is the first thing you think about?

The families of those dead, Thanks for those who put their life on the line for you, Thank God we are okay, or Pray for God to help those hurt - OH NO, NO, NO, you think "our world didn't got our way and we want something for it!".

Not sure what is more tragic, the deaths involved in this or the display of what appears to be the new national priority "me first and always"!

May GOD help us....and those suffered loss and tragedy this holiday weekend in Memphis!

Officer and civilian dead after shooting at Downtown Memphis DoubleTree » The Commercial Appeal:
some guests of the DoubleTree had asked for refunds


Well today is the day, or at least it is supposed to be the day the river hits it's highest levels...

We pray for the city and all those directly affected. Luckily our business location, though mentioned in the food zone, should be safe.
The main Memphis airport was not threatened, nor was FedEx, which has a sorting hub at the airport that handles up to 2 million packages per day.
FOX News - Top Stories - Memphis Waits for River to Crest, Landmarks Safe

So are We Going to Hear...

…this is all for oil?
Well I know if the Bush administration were still in office we would hear everything the US is doing "is just for oil", so I guess we will wait and see, but I am pretty sure I know what we will not hear.
From the article:
Oil fell for a third day in New
York on speculation that territorial gains by Libyan rebels may
quicken a resolution to the country’s civil war.

Oil Drops for a Third Day in New York Following Victories By Libyan Rebels - Bloomberg

No Looting in Japan

Though "our" US reporters show their desire for horrific and tragic stories as they report with frustration the lack of human debauchery in the wake of human suffering, there are several opinions why these reporters aren't getting the stories they desire - From culture, which is debatable just ask Koreans and Chinese who lived through the Japanese occupations of the past, to a one-for-all-all-for-one mentality. I found the below link had an interesting take and viewpoint on the topic.

American Thinker: Why The Japanese Aren't Looting

US Should be Cautious, Not Offer Blind Support

I am not so sure we, as a nation, should be encouraging the same as militant Islamic groups... Sure the "protesters" (Muslim Brotherhood) claim to be pro-democracy, but are they? We know that the Muslim Brotherhood had a militant wing which they claim has been closed... I am just saying, the nation, should be cautious in jumping on board as supportive based solely on a "pro-democracy" claim!
Islamic militants took to the Internet to call on Muslims to unite behind Egyptian protesters and not to 'waste the chance' to topple President Hosni Mubarak
Islamic Militants Support Egyptian Protesters - FoxNews.com

***Update*** I found this an interesting read along the same lines -
American Thinker Blog: US and Israeli Analysts Split Over the Egyptian Crisis