Mike Corthell

Mike Corthell
Editor & Publisher at Fryeburg Free Press MEDIA

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Was Someone an Asshole to You Today? Discussion Forum




Was someone an Asshole to you today?
Is your boss, friend, spouse an Asshole?
Is there an Asshole in your life you want the world to know about?
Well, shout it to the world from here!
 

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One Human Family and One Earth Community*


*ONE COMMON DESTINATION

You’ve heard it all before. In 1982, British atmospheric chemist James Lovelock expounded the basis for sustainability in an Oxford Press publication. Lovelock’s Gaia Hypothesis warned that, unless humans halt their technical assault on Earth, she cannot heal herself and, for that reason, faces destruction. You see, Gaia-Mother Earth (oceans included) is perceived as a living, interconnected eco-system. For damages inflicted, she deserves human apology; and a “world brain,” consisting of the United Nations and its agencies, will see to it.[1]
To this end, more than one hundred countries and international organizations are expected in Yeosu, South Korea, from May 12 to August 12 for EXPO 2012, international exposition recognized by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE). Marine biology takes center stage at Expo 2012, where some eight million visitors are gathering to stick it to industry for ravaging the sea. By promoting a new, post-Kyoto vision of international cooperation, the Yeosu Declaration leaps previously established boundaries by advancing its own brand of eco-guiltology.
The Expo’s literature touts the apocalyptic notion that random acts of greenness are laden with cosmic significance. Hence, the entire Expo site was constructed with recycled materials, using environmentally friendly methods to minimize waste. In fact, that very site will be developed as a model, environmentally friendly coast city. After the Expo, this test bed of Green Home projects will double as ocean themed timeshares and premium dwelling places.[2]
Chicken of the Sea Striking Back
To merit the coveted status of “sustainable,” a community must limit growth, eliminate suburbs, establish ethnic/economic equality, and curtail consumption patterns consistent with America’s affluent middle class. All are deemed necessary to protect Earth, giver of life, from us irksome human ingrates called “humanpox.”
Deep ecology activists, pandering politicians, and moneyed foundations are pulling strings to affect what Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center calls an “ecoligarchy.” Popular eco-dogma holds that biodiversity depends on humanity’s being kept at bay to make room for Mother Earth. Since theUnited Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) went into effect, “living” oceans have found their voice. The Expo’s colorful emblem symbolizes the “living” ocean and coast—red for ecology, blue for oceans, and green for environment.[3]
Oceans Have Rights
In concert with the International Day for Biological Diversity, scheduled for May 22, the Expo will pave the way for reaffirming global efforts to resolve industry’s assault on our fellow, the sea. Oceans are people, too, you know.[4]
For her role in crafting and promoting the UNCLOS, pro-Marxist Elisabeth Mann Borgese bears the label "Mother of the Oceans" or "First Lady of the Oceans." Since 1993, when the convention went into effect, the ocean has emerged as supreme with respect to resources, food, space, and the environment. Dubbed the most comprehensive and far-reaching treaty ever devised, the UNCLOS mandates a global tax in order to exploit ocean resources, an International Seabed Authority to collect the revenue, and an international tribunal to govern ocean affairs.[5]
Opposed by former President Ronald Reagan as the cornerstone of a Marxist-oriented New International Economic Order, the UNCLOS establishes an international legal regime, complete with a global court to govern activities on, over, and under seven-tenths of the world's surface. Provisions of the treaty permit international rules and regulations to govern economic and industrial activities on the remaining land area of the world in order to combat global warming and other perceived pollution dangers.[6]
Curiously, from 2000 to 2010, some 2,700 scientists from over 80 nations collaborated to ascertain how much life is in the sea. Dubbed the Census of Marine Life, the effort involved 540 expeditions worldwide. In its final report, the Census team numbered sea life in the millions. Even so, human industrial activities are blamed for damaging the marine ecosystem and reducing fish stocks; and thanks to us (“human cancer”), the ocean faces what’s characterized as “severe crisis,” implications for which are global.[7]
Enter, Expo Mascots Yeony and Suny
Official mascots of Expo 2012, Yeony and Suny, personify plankton (primary food source for marine life) and, by virtue of their presence, extol “harmonious coexistence” of the Planet with the “new post-industrial model citizen.” Sothoroughly indoctrinated are America’s youth that a sixth grader from Santa Cruz informed author Brian Sussman[8] that anthropogenic climate change is threatening the planet so much so that sometimes she thinks humans "shouldn't exist."[9]
That the planet is “irredeemably spoiled” offers justification for trendy eco-guiltology, contending that—for the greater good, of course—loggers and miners should be denied their livelihoods, ranchers best be robbed of grazing allotments, and commercial fishermen must forfeit their catches.
Obama Administration on Cue
The Obama administration is beginning a new push to get the U.S. Senate to approve the 1982 United Nations Law of the Sea treaty. Administration officials said the pact is necessary to protect the U.S. Navy’s right to carry out exercises off the coast of China. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta claims, “The time has come for the United States to have a seat at the table. The time has come for the United States to fully assert its role as a global leader and accede to this important treaty."[10]
Stick It to Industry
Eco-warrior David Foreman couldn’t be happier. The co-founder of Earth First!, Foreman set the blueprint: “We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects. We must ... halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, and free shackled rivers.”
1992 Rio Earth Summit Secretary-general and late Canadian Maurice Strong advocated countering the culture of abundance with “a rite of atonement for the sin of excess.” To satisfy this charge, it’s essential to eliminate autos, pesticides, private property, and population, to curtail (or highly regulate) lumber and fishing industries, to undermine capitalism and rugged individualism, and to mix “fuzzy science” with advocacy, even anarchy.
A biology professor at California State University, Northridge, Dr. Stan Metzenberg complains that “The National Science Education Standards are based on the flimsiest excuse for research, and less than half the science is peer reviewed.” Yet even in the face of scientific uncertainty, radical
environmentalists demand action that severely compromises personal liberty.
American Dream Turned Global Nightmare
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Thanks to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, World Wildlife Fund, and the World Resources Institute, what historically has been celebrated as the American dream is fast becoming a global nightmare.
Allow me to explain. Chosen during the Expo (and supported by international society seeking sustainable development), the Yeosu Declaration leaps the boundaries of past concepts to promote a new, post-Kyoto vision of international cooperation in peaceful use of the seas, demanding international response to pollution and overfishing. While tromping on developed countries, as the U.S.A., this declaration strengthens developing countries’ capacities in dealing with marine-related challenges.[11]
“Bio-subversity” Come Full Circle
One of the key agreements adopted at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit was the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), signed by 150 government leaders. Inspired by the world community's growing commitment to sustainable development, the Convention recognizes that biological diversity is more about plants, animals and micro organisms and their ecosystems than it is about pesky people.
Accordingly, as founder of the UN Environment Programme, the late Maurice Strong advocated collapse of industrialized civilization as “the only hope for the planet.“ Ironically, this eco-dogma springs from one who lived a presumably comfortable billionaire’s life, compliments of Western industry he pooh-poohed. But I digress.
Human Servitude
More to the point, the CBD is dedicated to promoting the socialist principle of government-managed development. You see, sustainability demands totalitarianism in order to enforce human subservience to biodiversity. Now we’re getting to the crux of the matter: That being control—more specifically,human control.
The supposedly utopian sustainable community being proposed and now modeled at EXPO 2012 aims to restrict humans to high-density “urban clusters” where non-elected civil society can readily manage where they live, what they eat and wear, and how their children are educated.

This Green plan and ethic for societal restructuring is advanced by the means of an Earth Charter, formally adopted by Seattle, Berkley, Urbino in Italy, and elsewhere. Likewise rooted in the 1992 Rio Summit, the Earth Charter mandates “joining together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.”

Not surprisingly, somebody has to pay for all of this. And (no surprise here) that somebody is you. “One human family and one earth community with a common destiny” demand that you and I pay up if for no other reason than being alive.
Through Agenda 21 the United Nations now dictates sustainable development in a majority of cities, towns, and states across the U.S. Its effective execution, after all, requires profound reorientation of all human society, as well as a major shift in governmental priorities. As fate would have it, The National Governors Association, the U.S. Mayors Conference and the League of Cities are all supporters and advocates of Agenda 21.
© 2012 Debra Rae - All Rights Reserved

The Wolf has Arrived

Get on your marks

Dennis D. Dinktwigger says... Master of the Universe



Here's a thought...  The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a room a complete universe or the universe in one room. 

And then....  The thing is to become a master and in your old age to acquire the courage to do what children did when they knew nothing. 




Wednesday, May 30, 2012

U.N. - Hindrance to Hell


Dennis D. Dinktwigger says... Friends




Here's a thought... Without friends no one would choose to live, even though he had all other things.

And then.... Being friendless taught me how to be a friend. Funny how that works.






Israel: Dry Bones, Wet Bones


As the 45th anniversary of the 1967 “Six-Day War” and the capture of Jerusalem by the children of Israel approaches, it occurs to me the best evidence God is real is the mere existence of the modern state of Israel.
Sure, as the Bible says, we can look at Creation itself for proof: “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. …” (Romans 1:20-22)
But, it seems to me, the very best intellectual and tangible proof of the existence and sovereignty and almighty power of Yehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, is the reality of the rebirth of Israel just as it was predicted millennia ago – and facing the exact “controversies” and adversities that were foretold.We can see hundreds of other specific prophecies beginning in Genesis and continuing through Revelation – many already fulfilled and some still being fulfilled before our eyes.
It’s undeniable – except for those who choose to deny it or refuse to examine the overwhelming evidence.
For generations, the God of Israel was known through the self-descriptive name “The Lord that led the children of Israel out of Egypt.” It was indeed a historical miracle that millions of Hebrew were led out of Egypt, across the Red Sea into Arabia where they wandered for 40 years before entering the Promised Land.
However, this was nothing compared to what God Himself suggested, through the prophet Jeremiah, was coming in the future. (Jeremiah 16:14-15)
“Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that it shall no more be said, The Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.”
In other words, the miracle we are still witnessing today, as Jews from all over the world flock to their reborn homeland 1,900 years after its destruction, is a bigger miracle than the one seen by the children of Israel who saw the Red Sea parted – allowing them to cross over while destroying the Egyptian army pursuing them.
And indeed it is.
Nevertheless, we all tend to think that if we had witnessed the parting of the Red Sea and the plagues of Egypt, we would believe.
Yet, it is the non-believer today who is without excuse, for we have witnessed an even greater miracle. No other nation in the history of the world has been revived after 1,900 years – and surely not one prophesied to do that.
No other dead language has been revived after all those who spoke it, read it and wrote it were assimilated into other nations and cultures for 19 centuries.
It was predicted, too, by Isaiah the prophet (Isaiah 11:11-12): “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”
It was predicted, too, by Ezekiel the prophet (Ezekiel 37) in the famous “dry bones” prophecy.
And, most remarkable of all, perhaps, is Isaiah’s prophecy that this nation would be reborn in one day. (Isaiah 66:8)
All coincidence?
Self-fulfilling prophecies?
What kind of a grand conspiracy could account for such accuracy over 19 centuries?
Who could mastermind such a plot?
God could.
And God did.
Now you know why they are His chosen people – and the purpose for which they were chosen.

dry bones//wet bones
dead bones lying at the stony feet of Isis
dead bones walking
leggy// lean skeletonspeeled down and gleaminglike brand new pipelines rushing toward a mystery land a mystic named Mosesfantasized about one cool night while he rested in mother earth’s  lapin a fig leaf garden
dry bones//wet bones real teeth clackingmessages somewhere in Edenland
can you feel the coldescaping the breath of the wet bones?
an ancient queen constructeda deep river and filled it with goldcalling it her personal swimming pool
she frolicked freely withwet bones//dry bones
she sat in the center of the pool of goldwaiting for the celebrationof dry bones//wet bonesand boundless fertility
god created the whole world in 6 dayson the 7th day of 7he laid down his wet bones to restin a separate place fromhis 6 day creation
from the bones of his nostrilshe gave life to a being called Adam
 Adam said to thedry bones//wet bones of godsend me a likeness bearing my wet bones//dry bones
God obliged 
Adam wrapped a dry bonearound the heart ofthe woman’s wet bone
Adam said Icall your name Eve
connecting my flesh to your fleshdry bones to dry bones//wet bones to wet bonesyour flesh to my flesh//my flesh to your flesh
the world ended in one day
God wrapped 2 bags ofwet bones in fruit scented leaveslaying them underneath rained soaked trees
welcome home my childrenyou are the dry bones of my wet fleshmarred by a barren cross and a crown of thorns
it was I who called him Adamit was I who called her Eve 
let no one set asunderthe bones and fleshI have bound together
dry bones//wet bonesreturn to the paradise of your beginning

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

This Tuesday


This Tuesday

On this rainy Tuesday
sunshine is your name
Cloudy skies are
not the same

Rain drops fall but
not on me
because I have your love to fill my sea

Thunder crashes and lightening flashes
Lightening flashes and thunder crashes

Nothing shines as bright as you do
in my mind
my thoughts of you

On this Tuesday – rain or shine
it's grand to know that you are mine!


Michael
May 29, 2012

Syria is Doomed



''The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away
 from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.''

--Isaiah 17

General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said that following the UN security council's condemnation of the slaughter – in which more than 100 people were killed, many of them children – there needed to be increased diplomatic pressure on Damascus. But he added that the US would be prepared to act militarily if it was "asked to do so".
"There is always a military option," he told Fox News. "You'll always find military leaders to be somewhat cautious about the use of force, because we're never entirely sure what comes out on the other side. But that said, it may come to a point with Syria because of the atrocities."
The warning comes as Barack Obama is under increasing pressure from his Republican opponent in November's presidential election, Mitt Romney, and members of Congress to take tougher action over Syria.
Romney accused Obama of weakness and disparaged his support for efforts by the former UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, to revive a failing peace plan. He said Washington should instead arm opposition groups.
"After nearly a year and a half of slaughter, it is far past time for theUnited States to begin to lead and put an end to the Assad regime. President Obama can no longer ignore calls from congressional leaders in both parties to take more assertive steps," he said.

Dennis D. Dinktwigger says...Silly You



Here's a thought...        There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class.
And then...Silly is you in a natural state, and serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again.



What is 'Menial' Work? What is 'Meaningful' Work?


What is 'meaningful happiness'?
“Education” is a word that covers a lot of very different things, from vital, life-saving medical skills to frivolous courses to absolutely counterproductive courses that fill people with a sense of grievance and entitlement, without giving them either the skills to earn a living or a realistic understanding of the world required for a citizen in a free society.


The lack of realism among many highly educated people has been demonstrated in many ways.
No one would have had to tell that illiterate farmer’s daughter not to stand by the side of a highway, trying to hitch a ride with strangers, as too many college girls have done, sometimes with results that ranged all the way up to their death.When I saw signs in Yellowstone National Park warning visitors not to get too close to a buffalo, I realized that this was a warning no illiterate farmer of a bygone century would have needed. No one would have had to tell him not to mess with a huge animal that literally weighs a ton, and can charge at you at 30 miles an hour.
The dangers that a lack of realism can bring to many educated people are completely overshadowed by the dangers to a whole society created by the unrealistic views of the world promoted in many educational institutions.
It was painful, for example, to see an internationally renowned scholar say that what low-income young people needed was “meaningful work.” But this is a notion common among educated elites, regardless of how counterproductive its consequences may be for society at large, and for low-income youngsters especially.
What is “meaningful work”?
The underlying notion seems to be that it is work whose performance is satisfying or enjoyable in itself. But if that is the only kind of work people should have to do, how is garbage to be collected, bed pans emptied in hospitals or jobs with life-threatening dangers to be performed?
Does anyone imagine that firemen enjoy going into burning homes and buildings to rescue people trapped by the flames? That soldiers going into combat think it is fun?
In the real world, many things are done simply because they have to be done, not because doing them brings immediate pleasure to those who do them. Some people take justifiable pride in working to take care of their families, whether or not the work itself is great.
Some of our more utopian intellectuals lament that many people work “just for the money.” They do not like a society where A produces what B wants, simply in order that B will produce what A wants, with money being an intermediary device facilitating such exchanges.
Some would apparently prefer a society where all-wise elites would decide what each of us “needs” or “deserves.” The actual history of societies formed on that principle – histories often stained, or even drenched, in blood – is of little interest to those who mistake wishful thinking for idealism.
At the very least, many intellectuals do not want the poor or the young to have to take “menial” jobs. But people who are paying their own money, as distinguished from the taxpayers’ money, for someone to do a job are unlikely to part with hard cash unless that job actually needs doing, whether or not that job is called “menial” by others.
People who lack the skills to take on more prestigious jobs can either remain idle and live as parasites on others or take the jobs for which they are currently qualified, and then move up the ladder as they acquire more experience. People who are flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s on New Year’s Day are seldom flipping hamburgers there when Christmas time comes.
Those relatively few statistics that follow actual flesh-and-blood individuals over time show them moving massively from one income bracket to another over time, starting at the bottom and moving up as they acquire skills and experience.
Telling young people that some jobs are “menial” is a huge disservice to them and to the whole society. Subsidizing them in idleness while they wait for “meaningful work” is just asking for trouble, both for them and for all those around them.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Equality in Sacrifice


Dennis D. Dinktwigger says...Fast Error



Here's a thought...        Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers.   

And then...A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history, with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.



California’s growing third world population


If you visit northern California, you might think everything works well. But as soon as you reach San Francisco and travel south, you understand nothing can end up ‘well’ in a state morphing into third world slums.
What defines the ‘third world’? In a word: illiteracy! Once entrenched, you cannot and will not solve it, change it or rearrange it. It grows like barnacles on a whale’s belly, like slums in a city, like the AIDS virus.
On the Mexican border, the poorest of the poor cross the Rio Grande and set up Colonias known as ‘new neighborhoods’ in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The New York Times reported on them, “The Third World forms on America’s southern border.” They found in 1985 an estimated 500,000 Mexicans living in cardboard shacks, trailers, no water, no electricity, no roads, no sewage. In 1995, the numbers hit 1 million. The NYT estimated at the current growth, colonias would reach 20 million within 30 years.
It means a gargantuan predicament for our country as to health, welfare, education, medical care and sustainability.
Finally, a no-nonsense historian, none other than California’s Victor Davis Hanson, wrote a sobering story for all of America as to relentless immigration pouring over our borders, both legal and illegal: “Two California’s—Abandoned farms, Third World living conditions, pervasive public assistance -- welcome to the once-thriving Central Valley.” Full text in www.capitoliticalnews.com
Victor Davis Hanson touched upon it in his travels:
“Many of the rented-out rural shacks and stationary Winnebagos are on former small farms — the vineyards overgrown with weeds, or torn out with the ground lying fallow. I pass on the cultural consequences to communities from the loss of thousands of small farming families. I don’t think I can remember another time when so many acres in the eastern part of the valley have gone out of production, even though farm prices have recently rebounded. Apparently it is simply not worth the gamble of investing $7,000 to $10,000 an acre in a new orchard or vineyard. What an anomaly — with suddenly soaring farm prices, still we have thousands of acres in the world’s richest agricultural belt, with available water on the east side of the valley and plentiful labor, gone idle or in disuse. Is credit frozen? Are there simply no more farmers? Are the schools so bad as to scare away potential agricultural entrepreneurs? Or are we all terrified by the national debt and uncertain future?
“California coastal elites may worry about the oxygen content of water available to a three-inch smelt in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, but they seem to have no interest in the epidemic dumping of trash, furniture, and often toxic substances throughout California’s rural hinterland. Yesterday, for example, I rode my bike by a stopped van just as the occupants tossed seven plastic bags of raw refuse onto the side of the road. I rode up near their bumper and said in my broken Spanish not to throw garbage onto the public road. But there were three of them, and one of me. So I was lucky to be sworn at only. I note in passing that I would not drive into Mexico and, as a guest, dare to pull over and throw seven bags of trash into the environment of my host.
“In fact, trash piles are commonplace out here — composed of everything from half-empty paint cans and children’s plastic toys to diapers and moldy food. I have never seen a rural sheriff cite a litterer, or witnessed state EPA workers cleaning up these unauthorized wastelands. So I would suggest to Bay Area scientists that the environment is taking a much harder beating down here in central California than it is in the Delta. Perhaps before we cut off more irrigation water to the west side of the valley, we might invest some green dollars into cleaning up the unsightly and sometimes dangerous garbage that now litters the outskirts of our rural communities.
“We hear about the tough small-business regulations that have driven residents out of the state, at the rate of 2,000 to 3,000 a week. But from my unscientific observations these past weeks, it seems rather easy to open a small business in California without any oversight at all, or at least what I might call a “counter business.” I counted eleven mobile hot-kitchen trucks that simply park by the side of the road, spread about some plastic chairs, pull down a tarp canopy, and, presto, become mini-restaurants. There are no “facilities” such as toilets or washrooms. But I do frequently see lard trails on the isolated roads I bike on, where trucks apparently have simply opened their draining tanks and sped on, leaving a slick of cooking fats and oils. Crows and ground squirrels love them; they can be seen from a distance mysteriously occupied in the middle of the road.
“At crossroads, peddlers in a counter-California economy sell almost anything. Here is what I noticed at an intersection on the west side last week: shovels, rakes, hoes, gas pumps, lawnmowers, edgers, blowers, jackets, gloves, and caps. The merchandise was all new. I doubt whether in high-tax California sales taxes or income taxes were paid on any of these stop-and-go transactions.
“In two supermarkets 50 miles apart, I was the only one in line who did not pay with a social-service plastic card (gone are the days when “food stamps” were embarrassing bulky coupons). But I did not see any relationship between the use of the card and poverty as we once knew it: The electrical appurtenances owned by the user and the car into which the groceries were loaded were indistinguishable from those of the upper middle class. [Rampant ID forgeries, theft and fraud abound in California.]
“By that I mean that most consumers drove late-model Camrys, Accords, or Tauruses, had iPhones, Bluetooths, or BlackBerries, and bought everything in the store with public-assistance credit. This seemed a world apart from the trailers I had just ridden by the day before. I don’t editorialize here on the logic or morality of any of this, but I note only that there are vast numbers of people who apparently are not working, are on public food assistance, and enjoy the technological veneer of the middle class. California has a consumer market surely, but often no apparent source of income. Does the $40 million a day supplement to unemployment benefits from Washington explain some of this?
“Do diversity concerns, as in lack of diversity, work both ways? Over a hundred-mile stretch, when I stopped in San Joaquin for a bottled water, or drove through Orange Cove, or got gas in Parlier, or went to a corner market in southwestern Selma, my home town, I was the only non-Hispanic — there were no Asians, no blacks, no other whites. We may speak of the richness of “diversity,” but those who cherish that ideal simply have no idea that there are now countless inland communities that have become near-apartheid societies, where Spanish is the first language, the schools are not at all diverse, and the federal and state governments are either the main employers or at least the chief sources of income — whether through emergency rooms, rural health clinics, public schools, or social-service offices. An observer from Mars might conclude that our elites and masses have given up on the ideal of integration and assimilation, perhaps in the wake of the arrival of 11 to 15 million illegal aliens.  http://www.newswithviews.com/Wooldridge/frosty771.htm

Listen to Frosty Wooldridge on Wednesdays
 as he interviews top national leaders on his radio show "Connecting the Dots" atwww.themicroeffect.com at 6:00 PM Mountain Time. Adjust tuning in to your time zone.“Again, I do not editorialize, but I note these vast transformations over the last 20 years that are the paradoxical wages of unchecked illegal immigration from Mexico, a vast expansion of California’s entitlements and taxes, the flight of the upper middle class out of state, the deliberate effort not to tap natural resources, the downsizing in manufacturing and agriculture, and the departure of whites, blacks, and Asians from many of these small towns to more racially diverse and upscale areas of California.”
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