Eyes to See/Ears to Hear

In order to combat my annoyance over the unwillingness of media outlets to tell the truth and avoid letting their bias rule, as well as to have an outlet for my very (at times) wordy self, this blog has been created by yours truly. This will be an accounting of events in the world, my country, and my little piece of the world as best as I can see it, hear it, and relay it.

Location: United States

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Southeast Asia

It is with barely contained horror that I read about the tragedy of the tsunamis raging across the Indian Ocean in Southeast Asia. I continue to read whatever I can about the situation as the news reports come in, with a particular interest in Thailand and Maluku in Indonesia. There are so very many villages along the coastal towns of Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand; towns that have neither computers nor televisions, especially not in the numbers that many who access these blogs do.

As I continue to read in the news, there is considerable talk about warning systems, or rather, the lack of warning systems in the Indian Ocean, because of combined factors, one most notably the poverty of many nations in that part of the world, and also, according to news reports, the rarity of tidal waves in that region. There is no disputing that had people been warned, there would have been considerable less loss of life, but what the news reports seem to be missing is that the two nations who lost the most lives; Sri Lanka-19,000 lives lost , and the town of Meulaboh in Aceh province at the northen tip of Sumatra island losing 10,000; Aceh province being the victim of the double whammy: quake and tsunami, and another 9,000 throughout Aceh, are not exactly rich nations. Because of this, the warning system that the Pacific Ocean possesses, of which nations such as the US are a part, the cost alone would be a daunting challenge, let alone an alert system for tidal waves.

There have been some news reports circulating as well that just like in the Titanic movie, some people did not want to believe something tragic was in the works; that indeed, people were literally staring at the water receding and receding and did not begin to run till the wave appeared. Not only that, but the news reports that Thailand was the only nation to post a warning regarding potential tidal waves, almost a full two hours after one of the world's most powerful earthquakes, occurred.

All that news aside, entire fishing villages and the people who inhabited them, are completely gone. Some of these coastal towns and villages have yet to be searched, that is how isolated they are. The towns in and around the coast of Sri Lanka and Indonesia who lost so very many lives; bodies of which continue to wash ashore, are swamped with the dead, thousands and thousands of them, to identify, to bury, to mourn, and to try and avoid the disease that such astronomical numbers of dead are sure to spread, especially the airborne diseases and the communicable diseases associated with unsanitary conditions and unsafe drinking water.

Almost as devastating as the loss of life from this tsunami horror is the fact that one third of those who died are children.

The nations of the world are racing to help in any and all ways that they can; help that can and will stretch out far into the future.

In the meantime, may our thoughts, prayers and any help we ourselves can give be extended towards those in need at this time.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Precedent Setting Election of 2004-What Did the People REALLY Say WIth Their Vote?

Some very cool facts about the recent General election along with some record making statistics.

-Our President George W. Bush is the first incumbent president since 1936 to help his party gain seats in both the House and the Senate.

-He is the first presidential candidate since 1988, (the year of my youngest son's birth, God bless his any day now soon to be sixteen-year-old heart) to receive more than 50 percent of the total vote!

-The President picked up more votes from Hispanics, (yea for my husband) seniors (yeah for my mom and her friends), African Americans (you go James!) and women (gotta love 'em) than he did in the election of 2000.

For all the money spent on hate-books, (see the Bush-bashers handbook on display at my local Barnes and Noble next to Al Franken's book of lies, named ironically, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them);

For all the money spent by Mr. George Soros-billionaire extrodinaire who pumped millions into the campaign to beat Bush by running a tank through the loophole left in the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform bill;

For all the money raised by MoveOn an anti-President Bush organization who claimed no ties to the Democratic party during the campaign time, but now claims to own the Democratic Party;

For all the media blitzing MTV, rock stars, rap stars and hollywood stars put on, money they put out and advice they gave to voters;

For all that this election set the above records.

Let the records speak for themselves that the American people want a return to a government and a nation such as the President spoke of. It was not just about terrorism, though taking the war to the Middle East which, along with a lot of Europe is a breeding ground for terrorists, was a smart move, this election was as much about the American people being tired of playing fast and loose with God's moral laws.

It is no mistake that the Ten Commandments has a prominent place in our United States Supreme Court, indeed looking down on the Justices. The reason for that as well as the intent of the Framer's of our constituion was to guide our nation morally.

The freedom to worship God in ones own way was a desire of the early Americans, and living accorinding to God's law (not man's) as set forth in the Bible was the guiding and overridding desire of this nation's founders.

The truth is that what drove many people to the polls this election was the marriage issue, with an amendment being on the ballot in eleven states! Did you know that in all but one of those states that the amendments themselves received a greater percentage of the total vote than President Bush?! Not only that, but seventeen states have approved marriage amendments; seventeen, while there have been zero states in which voters have rejected marriage amendments.

It is clear what the people want. What is becoming even more clear is that activist judges continue to thwart the will of the people when, after various groups (think ACLU and other activist groups) bring lawsuits against these amendments, the judges step into the picture and strike down the law that the people have passed, saying it is unconstitutional. What is quite obvious is the strategy of pro-homosexual and anti-Christian groups is to do judicially (in court) what they cannot do legislatively; which is a clear violation of our Constitution.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Iraq's Elections

While plenty of supposedly anti-war people chant and demonstrate all over the globe, the Iraqi people continue to fight off those who seek to terrorize them into submitting to an oppressed Iraq once again. It really matters not what name and face they give the attacks on this country known as Iraq, but a free Iraq means much more to the Iraqi people than we comfy and cozy free peoples can even imagine. In the middle of all the terror and the homicide bomber attacks, the people move on towards the deadline for their elections, the first ever, and so desperately desired by the citizens of this country.

A long time ago John Lennon wrote these lyrics to a song: power to the people...
Does anyone have any idea what that means to people who have constantly and continually had someone else wielding power over them and their families? To do what someone said for fear of your family being slaughtered? To find your family slaughtered anyway? I don't think John Lennon or any of those anti-war chanters know what it is like to live in such a way. I don't know either, but I do know this: The Iraqi people deserve our help and they are getting it, thank God.

We don't want to know the truth either, that the war in Iraq was not about WMD's, it was actually about fourteen different violations of the agreement that Saddam was supposed to abide by and did not. The media has skewered the truth and we buy it because in our hearts we don't care much for our own country, indeed we are willing to believe any and all horrible things about it, while ignoring horrible and true things about other nations, or worse, explaining theirs away. Shame on us for not researching what we believe and being parrots of someone else and their agenda.

Ask the media about Russia, France and China's illegal obtaining of money through the UN's mismanagement (and allowing of) the Oil for Food program! It is a scandal of tremendous proportions! Where is the outcry against the Russian government, the Chinese government or the French government? Why is there only teeth gnashing snarling for America's government?
Some very good questions to ask yourself.