Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Real Horrors Of The Afghanistan, Iraq Wars````By MysticSilks

I am listening to an early Sunday morning TV news program, that is discussing the affects the Iraq war, and even more so the Afghanistan war is having on the soldiers and their families. There's over 100,000 thousand men and women in those 2 wars.
These wars are not only taking many of the lives of young men and women who will never get to see or live life beyond the time they spent fighting, and dying in some dusty, dirty place called Iraq, and Afghanistan, but the impact that the wars are having on their families back home.

Wives are living day to day with the stress and tension of raising children, while worrying if their husbands will come home alive. They worry if their spouses will be severely injured.

Our soldiers have been deployed and serving longer than any soldier has served and fought in any of the world wars. Living day to day in a combat state of mind for over a year, is enough to break the brain and spirit of any man or woman:
Especially if there is no end to the war in sight.

From what I am hearing many of these soldiers that are discharged, end up homeless, not able to find a job, and living on the street:
Although flawless counts are impossible to come by – the transient nature of homeless populations presents a major difficulty – VA estimates that 107,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. Over the course of a year, approximately twice that many experience homelessness. Only eight percent of the general population can claim veteran status, but nearly one-fifth of the homeless population are veterans.

How sad. How so very sad those statistics are.

These wars are not making this country stronger,or the world any more secure. We are not going to find and kill Osama Bin Laden. And even if we did , the terrorists activities would not come to a sudden halt: Their twisted Islamic thinking has spread like a cancer.

WE( The USA) needs to bring these wars to a stop.Bring home our men and women, bind up the wounds of our wounded. Invest the money being spent on these wars in jobs , and in this country, and it's people.

Do, this soon. Do this before the USA financially deteriorates, and the American family and our values erode beyond repair.

President Obama come home from Hawaii, and set this country on track once again to become the great and respected country it once was!

Thank you for reading.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

We Haven't Advanced-- At Least Not That Far---By MysticSilks

I'm writing this not sure who will ever read it. But you never know. Maybe someday one of my adult children will be putting my name in the Internet search engine and come up with one of my posts.
What I wanted to talk about today has been inspired, or prompted by current financial news that I am listening to .
Obama just passed no tax increases for the common folk. Yippee! Well, no. I heard the cost of gasoline is going to be $4.00 plus by spring time in the USA, and higher in Alaska and Hawaii.
Now, gas is something that the majority of the population needs. To get to work, so we can earn money to pay our bills. I also, heard that in Akron Ohio, and Cleveland Ohio, they are raising the cost of sewer and water services: Some bills could be $140.00/month.
Now add the increase in gasoline, the increase in water and sewer services, plus the increase of electricity. Please someone tell me how the lower income elderly, or those who are already living on the edge of economic collapse are going to be able to exist?
I thought that having lived through the fallout of the Great Depression, that I would never see those kinds of horrors again: People begging for food. People having to live with relatives.
I thought my kids and their kids would have it so much better than I did as a kid.

But through the devilish greediness of the overly wealthy, like Goldman Saks, and many of the Big Cats on Wall Street, this once great economy has once again, gone defunct.
When I hear this country is so in debt, and borrows money from China, I want to vomit.
Let me say this to the Big Cats, on Wall Street who are giving out huge bonuses and throwing extravagant parties, if the common folk get angry enough your days are numbered!