You Know Who You Are…
I received this message in my inbox last night after posting my blog:
Which GI’s ?
Hey Karen: Thought this would make for a better private conversation than as commentary on your blog. Which GI’s? The ones (like my Grandfather) who fought in WW2 or the current GI’s in Iraq… they’re dying for the freedom of Iraq’s citizens not mine. Honestly, I’d prefer they weren’t dying. I am proud of the commitment members of our volunteeer army have made to this country… I’m sad to see what they have been lead to do.
-Name withheld to protect the naive
My first response was to prepare a point by point refutation – but I found that I had written several pages worth – -so instead, I’ll just address the actual situation.
There was nothing at all in my blog pertaining to the validity of one GI’s battle over anothers. Instead, it was praising Christ for His sacrifice for ALL mankind and the sacrifice of ALL Americans that have given their lives or put their lives on the line for their country.
This was not meant to be a springboard for attacking anyone’s value system. I’m not looking to provide a platform for somebody to attack Americans where they had none before.
Thank you for reading my blog, and thank you for commenting. Next time you have something to say, don’t worry about saying it in private – I’m a big girl and can defend my beliefs. There is no need to sugarcoat anything on my behalf.
Very tricky math!
Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.
Do not peek at the bottom of the blog.
Hey! I said…DO NOT peek…why’d you look??? Oh well, try it anyway.
Take 1000 and add 40 to it.
Now add another 1000.
Now add 30.. add another 1000.
Now add 20.
Now add another 1000.
Now add 10.
What is the total?
Actually, it’s 4100.
There go the Dividends…
From the Washington Post:
Alaska Gov. Frank H. Murkowski yesterday ordered a state-government hiring freeze and worried over whether the state has enough heating oil or funding for social services as Alaskans braced for an economic crisis brought on by the sudden shutdown of oil production in Prudhoe Bay.
Oil company BP ceased most operations Sunday after a heavily corroded pipeline was discovered dripping oil. The closure is costing the state $6.4 million a day in tax revenues and royalties, and some officials estimate it could be six months before 16 miles of pipes are repaired and the pipeline is running at full capacity.
Nearly 90 percent of the stateâ€™s revenue comes from the oil fields, and Alaskaâ€™s revenue commissioner says the state can operate for about two months before running out of money.
90% of revenue from oil fields! There is no way that they couldnâ€™t forsee this scenario occuring one day.
When I lived in Alaska, we got a “Permanant Fund Dividend” from the reserves that were left after all the bills had been paid. One year, I received over $1800! I guess that will go bye the bye….they might even have to start paying (GASP!) state taxes…
Today is a New Day
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