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The two main activities in my life: Helping the hungry in the late hours of the night and helping guitar players sound better one amp at a time.

I always try to remember that in order to do good one has to take action and actually do something.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I have watched the city and Southern California change for well over half a century.

I can be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/mylesr or on twitter at www.twitter.com/myles111us or on my own Guitar Amplifier Blueprinting website at www.mylesrose.com

Los Angeles Architectural History

Los Angeles Architectural History
1935 Art Deco at some of its finest: No. 168 - Griffith Observatory- (click on the photo for information)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Talking about the President and our nation

Over on Facebook there is a bit of dialogue in progress about our country.  Below was one of my own responses.

My own basic view point is that this country is in a lot of trouble and I do not see things getting better. I don't like sending our people into combat situations where they may be killed, hurt or crippled for the rest of their life when we have technology such as drones and guided weapons if the mission is to destroy and take the lives of others. We can accomplish this without putting our own Americans in harms way. Whether we should do that sort of thing or not is another subject that is open to continual debate.

I personally feel that our troops should be looked upon with honor and respect. I for one know what it was like to come home after serving my country only to be treated like a criminal and looked down upon.

Should we send our troops in harms way when we have the technology to fly though a window?

We have the technology.  Perhaps there are other ways to leverage the technology?

Perhaps there are options?

I feel our current government lacks direction. Is this the fault of our current President? He is working with tools and problems that were put in place before he entered office and is now dealing with people in government that make movement in any direction, forward, backward, sideways, up or down virtually impossible. 

Our nation has an unemployment count which increases each week by about 400,000 people.

We continue to send some of our most capable people in harms way as we continue to spend money in the mid east to support our activities.

The banks continue to foreclose on the homes of people rather than working with them toward loan modification.

The banks tend to hold money as long as possible before clearing checks to small business so the average daily balance of the banks looks better.

Education continues to lay off workers, teachers and reduce whatever programs are left which are the foundation of building back a nation of creative thinkers rather than a nation of people who can read just well enough to comprehend their final pay check.

Bottom line; as long as we as a people remain in a reactive posture implementing panic mode knee jerk band-aid fixes because slow and steady fixes cannot be agreed upon by our elected officials there will be nowhere to go but stay where we are as a nation; hovering right over the waves of an angry sea in a helicopter as the fuel continues to be burned.

1 comment:

  1. He knew how many holes were in this massive ship before he took the helm !