Monday, June 09, 2014

Steve Coburn is correct.

Those participating in the Triple Crown need to review the rules. Sorry, but, Chrome was the better horse. He ran the longest distance and had the heart to do it. 

It is easier to train for the Belmont while other thoroughbreds are paying their dues to finish in the highest honor of thoroughbred horse racing. I am not changing my mind about this. news service.
June 8, 2014

...Before a crowd (click here) of tens of thousands hoping to see history, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner finished in a dead-heat for fourth with Wicked Strong. California Chrome's loss extended the longest drought without a Triple Crown champion to 36 years. Then, in an interview with Yahoo! Sports Saturday, Coburn called the horses that skipped the first two races of the Triple Crown and just raced in the Belmont Stakes "cheaters" who took the "coward's way out."

This isn't about good sportsmanship. This isn't a high school win. This is about big bucks, but, more importantly it is about the breed.

Sportsmanship is an excuse to avoid the topic. While Chrome is the most valuable thoroughbred as a three year old and needs to retire to stud, he was unable to secure his rightful title. 

The other horses entering the Belmont while standing outside the Triple Crown are there to pay monies to the track and registry to participate. They have a purpose. It is about money. The bragging rights is that if the winner of the Belmont had only won the other two the Triple Crown would have been won this year. The winner of the Belmont was not the best horse on the track.

If the winner of the Belmont is not the best horse on the track and yet was able to defeat the Triple Crown Winner due to strategy, we are back to pumping lasix and pain killers into horses again. We will return to lousy breed lines that will once again destroy the breed. 

The registry needs to look at what it is doing and improve the quality of the race to be sure the breed is getting stronger and not weaker.

Cattle rustlers killed the people in Las Vegas. Did I hear that right?

They are cattle rustlers. The cows belong to the government. The US government rounded them up under a court order and then the hostilities forced the US to stop the rightful possession of the cows in fear of both employee and citizen lives. But, they are cattle rustlers. They stole the cows that rightfully belonged to the US.

By Andrew Blankstein, Tracy Connor and John Boxley
..."We gotta do what we gotta do," (click here) Jerad Miller told Kelly Fielder, adding that he and his wife, Amanda, were departing for an "underground world."
Amanda Miller then embraced the neighbor and said, "I am so sorry."
Authorities said they believe the Millers were acting alone but they espoused an "anti-government, anti-police" ideology with militia and white supremacist overtones.
Investigators were looking into possible links between the couple and some of the groups that converged on rancher Cliven Bundy's property during his armed standoff with federal rangers over land rights....

Does the Sheriff and Governor involved in all this drama and political handywork at all feel responsible for the death of these people, including law enforcement officers?

Does FOX News hold any responsibility for escalating the circumstances at the Bundy ranch out of control?

“I only want to talk to one person in each county (click here) across the United States, and here’s what I want to say: County sheriffs, disarm U.S. bureaucracy. County sheriffs, disarm U.S. bureaucrats,” Bundy said on Glenn Beck’s radio show on TheBlaze on Monday.

Rancher Cliven Bundy interview with Sean Hannity 4/09/2014

"You reap what you sow." Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.

Pakistan provided safe haven to Osama bin Laden and allowed the reconstitution of the Taliban. Enough said.
Naila Inayat , Special for USA TODAY
7:32 a.m. EDT June 9, 2014
The militant group vowed to continue their campaign. (click here)
"This is just the beginning," Shahidullah Shahid, spokesman for the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) told the Express Tribune, a Pakistani daily.
The attack began late overnight Monday after 10 men armed with machine guns, grenades and rocket launchers stormed the busy airport at a terminal for cargo and VIP passengers, known as the old airport, military officials said. Some of the attackers were wearing suicide vests, with at least one blowing himself up as law enforcement approached.... 

Bergdahl is not to hold rank in the USA military ever again. He had ambitions, as an anarchist to rise in rank and carry out his personal directives. He is untrustworthy and should have never made it to Sargeant. He is a christian neocon. His personal ambitions were more important than his unit. He was a good soldier, but, not trustworthy and the USA military should have discharged him with his first AWOL.

The problem in regard to Bergdahl lies with the USA military and it's ability to maintain discipline.

Rumsfeld was too much in a hurry to get to Iraq and by passed the march through Pakistan to get to bin Laden in Afghanistan. Rumsfeld allowed the corruption of the ISI and the presence of Haqqani (click here). This attack on the VIP section of the airport is simply an extension of Rumsfeld's failed war.

On October 19, 2005, Lawrence Wilkerson (click here) — Colin Powell’s aide, friend, and chief of staff respectively for 16 years — cleared his throat and conscience about what he saw as a Cheney-Rumsfeld cabal that was warping and distorting the nation’s national security decision making process. Wilkerson gave an amazing speech that I helped organize for the American Strategy Program of the New America Foundation — and it took serious guts and courage for him to do this.
There are some jeering at Scott McClellan for not resigning earlier and not speaking up sooner (as he has now done in his new book) about what he knew about the misdeeds and deception being promulgated from Oval Office central in the White House....

Afghanistan needs a new president committed to peace within it's borders and prosperity for it's people.

Now, about that problem our children face called, "Human induced global warming."

"Morning Papers" - It's Origin (click here)

The future is them. The monsters they are inheriting they need to defeat for survival are far more daunting than any other generation on Earth. And, yes, even more so than the so called "Greatest Generation" of WWII.

Hitler was no small accomplishment, but, besides the victory and survival of civilization it was a generation of indulgence as was that of the next. There is no passing of the torch of peace and/or environmental stewardship by any generation to precede them.

Published time: January 15, 2014 14:10 
Edited time: January 16, 2014 10:47

...While a team of physicists writing to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted some positive developments in 2013 – including successful talks on Iran’s nuclear program, and the fact that overall there has been a reduction in nuclear armaments worldwide – they decided there was still little hope for jubilation:
"As always, new technologies hold the promise of doing great good, supplying new sources of clean energy, curing disease, and otherwise enhancing our lives. From experience, however, we also know that new technologies can be used to diminish humanity and destroy societies," wrote the scientists on the board.
"We can manage our technology, or become victims of it. The choice is ours, and the Clock is ticking," they added.
The clock was first launched in 1947 by the editors of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. The wife of one of the researchers on the team, Martyl Langsdorf, had offered her artistic rendition of the object....

"Good Night, Moon"

Waxing Gibbous
81% Full
10.5 days old

By Philip Case
For those of you planting your garden by the phases of the moon and signs of the zodiac (click here) — and if you are reading this then there is a good chance your are at least trying — here’s this week’s information.
The moon is in the light phase for planting above-ground producers and will remain there until the full moon comes into force at 12:11 a.m. Friday.
Monday through Wednesday of this week will be a great stretch for getting all of your above-ground producing, warm-weather-loving veggies in the ground, even if you haven’t planted the first thing. The moon is in the light phase and the sign is in Scorpio (the secrets).
Each year I mention one of my most productive gardens wasn’t even started until June 20 so while there’s plenty of time, you need to get on with it now and this will be a great stretch for it. We saw this year we can have a cold snap very late — and on the other end of the spectrum we can have one very early in the fall....