Time To Deal With North Korea

I apologize for the long break in blog posts; I hope this one makes up for it.  In the news the past couple days has been Otto Warmbier; a college student that was enticed to go to North Korea “for an experience of a lifetime”.  That was a direct quote from his Dad that gave a statement to the news agencies on Thursday.  The parents are extremely upset at North Korea and our government for what happened to their son.

 

Warmbier went to North Korea because there was a travel agency that lures young adults to other countries and then they are mistreated.  As Otto Warmbier was boarding the plane to leave the country when the North Korean government apprehended him and charged him with the “war crime” of stealing a banner from a church.  He was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for that crime.

Warmbier arrived home 3 days ago in a coma.  According to the North Korean government, Warbier went into this coma soon after being sentenced.  Not one time was he allowed to go home for medical reasons.  The government nor the penial institution would inform his family of his medical state.  His family found out last week the condition that he was in.  Warmbier has been in a coma for 15 months and no one bothered to inform the family.

Our government was telling the parents to “lay low” and “be quiet” because “we don’t want to upset the North Korean government.

Ok, I have a problem with this!!!  “LAY LOW” “BE QUIET” “DON’T UPSET NORTH KOREA”!!!  Really? If this was the only thing that North Korea was doing that might need addressing, then that would be one thing … but it isn’t.  It is time that the American Government and People start taking a stand and letting North Korea know that we are not going to tolerate any more of their shenanigans.

In 2017 alone, North Korea has shot off 16 missiles that we know of.  In 2016, the year that Warmbier was arrested and sentenced, they shot off 8 missiles.  Over and over again, if you Google it, the America has warned North Korea to stop setting off missiles and yet they keep doing it.  Warmbier was arrested in March 2016 and in August 2016 North Korea set of a missile that could have reached the US if they so wanted.  Could this be why Warmbier’s family needed to “LAY LOW” or “BE QUIET”?  Why was this necessary.  If we were making moves to turn this around and bring Warmbier home, then I could understand such actions.  However, I don’t think that was it at all.  I think they needed to be quiet because we were likely to get bombed by them.  I know, listen, my family and I live here too.  I don’t want to be bombed any more than the next person, but when one of our people are captured, we don’t “lay low” either.  We go in as one to get them.

Grant it, we finally got Warmbier home, but I would like to know exactly who brought him home and how long did they actually work on doing so?  I agree with Warmbier’s Dad, “North Korea does nothing out of the goodness of their hearts”.  With that being known, it had to be someone else who convinced them to let him go.  With North Korea doing nothing good at any time, that means someone had to be talking to them.  I want to know how many times they were talked to and I want to know the extent of the conversation.  I want to know when those conversations started and how long they lasted and in what form they were in?  Is this too nosey?  I don’t think so.  We are talking about a country that has repeatedly refused to adhere to our warnings to stop firing missiles and I know they got those warnings because the news was always so proud to report when they launched one and what our response was … which usually amounted to nothing more than a hand over our mouth while saying “oh no you didn’t”.  It was time to act then and it has been time to act for a while.  When do we take our country serious again?  When do we do like Toby Keith says and “fight when you rattle our cage”.

Shout out to Trump, you want to make “America Great Again”, start with North Korea and get your mind of the Russian Probe … “matter”.  Isn’t that what you want it to be called … a matter?  Well, get off the “matter” and start focusing on real President stuff.  Yes, I hope you are impeached at the end, but for now, you are all we have that can take care of North Korea.  Show us your muscle and quit talking about it.

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Racism

A woman in Lithia Springs, Georgia is outraged because of the Black History Month display in her 4-year-old son’s daycare (pictured above).  She does not think that white people should be on this display.  She went home and made a post about it on Facebook about how it outraged her and the creator of the display (which is also black), responded.  As usual, when you get into a debate on Facebook, the outcome is not always what we expect and by no means wanted.  Molden’s son was kicked out of the day care.  They simply told her that her son was unable to come back.  She sits in front of an interviewer for WSB-TV and explains her issue and why she took the stand she did.  She explained to the news anchor that black people only get one month out of twelve to be celebrated and she cannot understand why white people have to be a part of that celebration.

Well Kendra Molden, your outrage outrages me.  It is not like the creator of the display has every white person that has ever done anything significant in history on the display.  No, as a matter of fact, the people that she has put on the display are the exact people that she needed to have on the display.  Calm down a minute and let’s look at this a little closer.

Abraham Lincoln was directly involved with the slave issue and abolishing it.

John F. Kennedy (35th President) is the one that proposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  He is the exact reason you have the same rights as I do.  Which by the way, blacks had voting rights before women did.

Jimmy Carter (39th President) was the one to sign into law the Civil Rights of Institutionalized People.  This gave rights to the people that are locked up in prisons, hospitals, and other mental institutions.  When your people fought the good fight for Civil Rights, your fight went so much further than your race and Jimmy Carter is the one that brought that to light.

These were only a few of the men that outrage you.  Men that served your purpose as well as was moved mountains and walls for the common good of the people … both black and white.  I have to wonder if it would outrage them as much to know how little you know about your own history.  The creator of this display knows her history.  You should have been proud to have such a knowledgeable teacher at your son’s school.  Instead, you go home and blast the school and the teacher on Facebook.  Then you go to WSB-TV and ask them to share your story.  Kendra, I feel sorry for you.  I feel sorry for your son.  If I was you, the next time I get ready to blast someone on Facebook, I would do a little research first.

On a personal level, I have to ask you about your comment about one month out of twelve.  Yes, you have one Black History Month out of twelve; how many white history months do we have?  Do we have a Hispanic history month?  I work for Hindus, we do not have a Hindu month out of the year.  What gives black people the right to think this land is theirs and only theirs?  George Washington (President’s day), Martin Luther King, and Christopher Columbus (bet you don’t know why he has a day) all have celebrated days in a calendar year … not a month.  Since you know more history than I do and you know why the blacks deserve a whole month (because I do not know), please enlighten me.

If I was a black person, I would want to know why Jesse Jackson doesn’t have a day named for him.  What about Hosea Williams, does he not deserve a day for him?  These are two guys that were just as strong in the fight for Civil Rights and Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy.  I do not see you fussing that they were not on that display.  I understand your fight to where you are, but at some point you are going to have to let the past stay in the past.  You have the same rights as I do today.  We have everything in our hands to move forward and make this nation a better place … not only for blacks, but for whites also.  Do you think the slavery days did not hurt the whites?  Yes it did.  Because of what our ancestors did, people like you in your race will never let it drop and be able to move forward.  You will forever be stuck in the past and that will always cripple you and in this case your son.

I doubt you will ever see this blog Kendra Molden, but if you do, please feel free to contact me at any time.  I have my Facebook, Twitter, and email linked to my blog and I would sure love to talk to you.

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My Views On The New Clinton Email Investigation (I know you are just dying to know)

Some of you are probably sitting back wondering what my take is on this newest investigation … and then some of you don’t care what I have to say about it because you think it would just be more justification for a con …

Well, here is my answer, regardless of what you think it is … I knew going into this that there were a lot of questions about her email server … I knew that there were questions about Benghazi … But people, she is the Secretary of State. Have you ever stopped and thought about what the responsibilities of the Secretary of State are?  Let me help you out with that:

Duties and responsibilities

The specific duties of the Secretary of State include:[6]

  • Organizes and supervises the whole community United States Department of Stateand the United States Foreign Service
  • Advises the President on matters relating to U.S. foreign policy, including the appointment of diplomatic representatives to other nations, and on the acceptance or dismissal of representatives from other nations
  • Participates in high-level negotiations with other countries, either bilaterally or as part of an international conference or organization, or appoints representatives to do so. This includes the negotiation of international treaties and other agreements
  • Responsible for overall direction, coordination, and supervision of interdepartmental activities of the U.S. Government overseas
  • Providing information and services to U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad, including providing credentials in the form of passportsand visas
  • Ensures the protection of the U.S. Government to American citizens, property, and interests in foreign countries
  • Supervises the United States immigration policyabroad
  • Communicates issues relating the United States foreign policy to Congress and to U.S. citizens

The original duties of the Secretary of State include some domestic duties, such as:[7]

  • Receipt, publication, distribution, and preservation of the laws of the United States
  • Preparation, sealing, and recording of the commissions of Presidential appointees
  • Preparation and authentication of copies of records and authentication of copies under the Department’s seal
  • Custody of the Great Seal of the United States
  • Custody of the records of the former Secretary of the Continental Congress, except for those of the Treasury and War Departments

Now, I ask you, how many emails do you think she receives on a daily basis?  Well, me, I am only a blogger, mother, motel clerk, online shopper and hopefully in the next year, a writer and I receive on a daily basis about 56 emails a day (and that is on a good day when not everyone in all my occupations has something they want to send to me).  I imagine it probably takes her about an hour or two just go through her emails.  If that is the case, I also imagine that she doesn’t even have an hour or two to sit in one place, much less go through emails on one computer in one place *** because that is the computer that is on a secure server.

Anyone can be hacked.  Hackers have stolen medical histories, social security numbers and lot more from people.  This was through a government agency that they were able to do this.  Hackers have been able to penetrate the Target Stores.  Anyone can be hacked.  You don’t have to be the Secretary of State using a unclassified server … you can merely be Joe Blow off the street and if someone sees a reason to target you, you are a target.

So, if you expect this to be a reason I regret my early vote for Hillary Clinton, you are sadly mistaken.  I early voted on Tuesday, October 25th and I don’t regret it.  You’re going to have to do better than some email server to make me think she isn’t what we need in the Oval Office.

Media Hillary or Personal Hillary

A few weeks ago, I blogged about the Benghazi report and then I shared the blog on my Facebook page and whew, did I ever catch backlash from it.  I would say about 75% of my friends don’t approve of Hillary as President and every time I post something about her, they are so eager to speak up and let me know how they feel.  That doesn’t bother me, it really doesn’t.  If someone has something to say about something I have written, I want them to speak up.  I take feedback both positive and negative.  What bothers me is how uninformed some of them truly are.

Yesterday I tried something on my Facebook page with an expected result.  Guess what, I wasn’t disappointed.  In the Benghazi report, the report said that Hillary couldn’t be held liable for all that happened in Benghazi because there was never any clear notice of where the dangers were expected.  Sure, the military asked for help because it was imminent that danger was headed their way … but we had soldiers all through libya, it never specified a exact spot of where they were going to be hit.  Basically the report was saying it would have taken a mind reader to be able to figure out where that hit was going to be.

So, my challenge yesterday on Facebook was for any one of my friends that knew what the exact message was to tell me if it was an email, text, phone message, or fax and exactly what was the message.  The media is so clear that Hillary should have been found guilty of Benghazi and they tell you about the 4 American’s that lost their lives … but not one news report I have heard or read told exactly what form the message came in and exactly what it said.  If my friends are so well informed about how much of a danger Hillary is to our nation, then surely, someone out there has this information.  Please share it with us.

Without this information, I would assume that one can only come to one conclusion … just as the Benghazi report stated there wasn’t enough information to find Hillary guilty … you too must not find her guilty.

The media loves to get in our heads and that is their job.  They are told how to tell the story and what side they are to take in the matter.  If you don’t believe me on this, read The Michael Jackson Conspiracy by Aphrodite Jones.  She tells you about working for HLN and how HLN would tell her what angle to write her stories from.  Do you honestly think she is the only one that is told to do that?  I don’t.  Somewhere, there is a reporter that is told to turn you against Hillary with your vote and you have fallen for what that reporter trapped you in.  Why don’t you read some of Hillary’s Memoirs and make up your own mind about her.  Listen to her speeches and decide if she is what we need in the Oval Office.

Clinton vs. FBI

Hillary met with the FBI in regards to her email server. From what it appears, there may not be any charges in the accusations that have been thrown at her. We again learn that it was another ploy … more than likely by her opponents … to bringer her campaign down. I agree with her, I am glad this interview took place and we can move on. The people tried to use Benghazi to ruin her Presidential Campaign and then when they saw that was fading and nothing was going to be done, they started fighting her with her emails. Well, it looks like this too will come to pass with no charges and she will be able to fully focus on her campaign. If anything, this woman has showed me more through these storms than she probably would have otherwise. She has showed us that she can stay calm, patient, and handle trouble with dignity and honor. She never turned away from the fire and she never refused to answer the questions people threw at her.
 
By the way, if you think for one minute that none of the other politicians have ever answered emails from their home, you are crazy … they are more crazy about their emails than the average person because they have to know what is going on at all times. Get real people, think about the issues at hand in a reality sense … how would you respond in the same situation. Always ask yourself that. As a writer I live by my emails. If someone told me that I couldn’t answer them here or there … more than likely, I would never go to those places because I have to respond quickly to some of them or I lose the source.

Clinton vs Benghazi Report

Ok, so here it is, the Benghazi Report has been released. Now we can put this thing behind us and move on with the democratic nomination. Yes, Clinton was aware of the dangers and so did other aids … but there wasn’t enough entail to know where or when an attack was going to happen. Isn’t this how it always is, we know enough to look around at our surroundings, but we just don’t know enough to know if we are in an area where something is going to happen or not. For example, the FBI was aware that someone went into a gun shop looking for ammo and protective armor to shoot a lot of people … and they know that someone that would eventually be the shooter in the PULSE night club was the same guy that was in Disney World scouting the place out … but was that enough entail to prevent what happened in PULSE? Nope. Benghazi is the 2nd largest city in Libya and in the 2011 census had a population of 631,555 … without knowing an exact plan that the bombers planned on taking, how on earth was Clinton or any of the other aids suppose to know where to be and who they were going to protect?