Monday, July 21, 2008
Posted by elkaholic at 10:08 AM
Monday, July 14, 2008
I am sure by now that we have all seen and heard many stories about food shortages around the world and the problems that go right along with it. The stories I have seen report of food related riots in Haiti, Camaroon, Ivory Coast and Egypt. While these countries seem far behind us in their place on the civilization timeline, where do you think they get their food from? We supply food to most of the world. It seems like not a day goes by that we announce more food and money to go to foreign countries. If they are running out of food our gooberment officials will vote to send more food and support to those areas because we all know that the image of helping matters more than results. If we continue to increase the amount of food sent to foreign countries, what happens to our food supplies here?
Another problem with the food supply is the amount of corn and grains that are going into the bio-fuel dream. According to a report from the UN Food Summit in Rome recently only 3% of the price increase in food is due to bio-fuel use. However, an internal report that was acquired by a London newspaper indicates that the number is closer to at least 75% of the increase in price is due to using the food crops to make bio-fuel. I don't know about you, but how about letting me eat my food and start pumping some freakin oil and building new refineries to supply my fuel.
Also, on another note - we made a trip to the local LDS Home Storage Center recently. The gentleman that was in charge there was telling us how they have closed 8 centers across the state recently. We were told that there is no shortage in the supply for the Church members, but the cost of fuel is making it difficult to justify shipping the food to all of the Storage Centers. All the food in the world cannot help at all if it can't get distributed.
Let's start petitioning our Congressmen to look after America first. I really don't care what happens to the African, Asian or South American countries (including Mexico) if we can't take care of America first.
Posted by elkaholic at 10:44 AM
Well, according to the Associated Press, President Bush lifted the Presidential ban on drilling for oil offshore. This of course means nothing unless the idiots in Congress vote to lift their ban as well. Even if the ban is lifted across the board this will have a minimal impact on the price of gas going into our fuel tanks. It will take time to set up the logistics to drill, pump and transport the newly drilled oil from the source to the destination. This ban is also pure idiocy. From what I understand, American companies are prohibited from drilling for oil within 300 miles of the US coast. However, nothing they can do prevents other countries - China for example - from drilling within 300 miles of our coastline while still in international waters.
Where is the sense in this? Why are we letting other countries to drill offshore but prohibit American companies from doing the same? Is every member of Congress being funded by foreign entities do do what is not in America's best interest? When will the leadership of our country start to do what is in our best interest?
I think that the best thing to do at this point is vote every single member of congress out of office. Let's start fresh. Just like Robin Williams says...."Politicians are a lot like diapers – they should be changed frequently and for the same reason."
Posted by elkaholic at 10:31 AM
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Posted by elkaholic at 3:40 PM
Well, the police arrested him on murder charges. The DA filed the grand jury indictment. The Grand Jury on Monday (07/01/2008) declined to file charges and found that Mr. Horn committed no crime with his actions. Turns out that both of the dead scumbags that the good citizens of Texas now will not have to pay to house them in the 5 star prisons were illegal aliens from Columbia...and one had an extensive criminal record.
DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS!!!
Posted by elkaholic at 8:16 AM