Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Brief History of American Assassination Attempts

A Brief History of American Assassination Attempts

This is a great time line of American History. You have to learn and understand History in order not to repeat it. One thing all these assassins have in common is that they were more or less mentally ill. Rarely do you find yourself with a sophisticated intellect who happens to be a assassin. That's why it might be your right to do and say what you want but you still have to be responsible with those rights. If this time line of history does not show how outside influences can cause nut jobs to act crazy, I think we are doomed to repeat history again.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Are The New Airport Body Scanners Really Safe? No One Knows!

A few days ago, I passed through the airport security checkpoint. I stood with my legs shoulder-width apart, my hand holding an invisible triangle, and tried not to think about how the burly security guard was looking at my x-rayed body right through my clothes. I wouldn’t say I’m a terribly private person. At any given airport, you can probably hear my big mouth in conversation. I’m a writer by trade, whose job it is to bare all my innermost thoughts, which you’re reading some of right now. I also feel it’s better to be safe than to be dead, which I think most people would agree with. Yet, with any quick solution that just surfaces out-of-the-blue, we’ve got to ask: Are the new airport scanners really safe?

Dr. David J. Brenner, Higgins Professor of Radiation Biophysics at Columbia University & Director of the Center for Radiological Research, contends that there is some concern over airline pilots, flight attendants and frequent fliers who may pass through these controversial scanners “anywhere from 200 to 400 times a year,” thus magnifying their exposure to radiation. Another concern, he says, are the 750 million people who pass airport security each year. “So we have a small risk, but we have an awful lot of people exposed to that small risk. And that gives you a public health concern as well as a concern for the individuals,” Dr. Brenner warns.

AOL News recently published an expose, attacking the Transportation Security Administration for making false claims of safety when, in reality, it’s all a bunch of hot air. For one, the TSA says the safety of the devices was determined by the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Army Public Health Command, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Health Physics Society… but when contacted, the groups said they had “no responsibility” in the matter. While medical x-ray machines are regulated by the FDA, they do not regulate identical machines used in nonmedical facilities.

John Sedat, a professor emeritus of biochemistry at the University of California at San Francisco, told AOL News, "We found that essentially none of this information was known or made public, and more interestingly, it looked like this technology had not been independently vetted by the scientific community, published, peer-reviewed or even discussed openly. Essentially, all the information was coming from companies that were making the devices, and it looked like it was being parroted by the FDA and the TSA, which didn't seem reasonable.”

I would conclude that even a child would understand that small amounts of radiation may not be a terrible danger to the human body, but accumulated exposure over time could pose a greater risk. In some ways, these new machines seem like the Patriot Act – passed in a fly-by-night way, on little sound evidence that it’s necessary, doing very little to actually stop terrorists, and putting a lot of good people through stressful situations.

Tom Delay tells Chris Matthews he would carry a gun on the House floor to a debate.

I really can't believe what I just listened to on the Chris Matthew's show. Matthews had former House Majority Leader Tom Delay on discussing his 3 year sentence on a money laundering conviction. Matthews and Delay also debated the 2nd Amendment again, one of the Republicans favorite. Delay said he would broadcast to all licensed gun owners to come to his town hall meetings in Texas. He said he would feel really "safe" if the people in the crowd were carrying concealed weapons as long as they were licensed. Delay also told Matthews he would carry a gun on the House Of Representatives floor for his safety if he could.

Delay was also showing support for Republican. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas. Rep. Gohmert plans on introducing a bill allowing guns to be carried in the District of Columbia. The reason Gohmert said he's introducing the bill is in wake of the Tucson tragedy, there has been a rash of legislation further infringing on the 2nd Amendment. Gohmert himself said he would not carry a gun but would support any members of congress who wanted to.

Two of the most popular Republicans, Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh, also showed their support for the Tuscon tragedy in their own unique way. Rush Limbaugh just recently put a very supportive non provocative Bill Board up in Tucson Arizona, very near were the shooting rampage went down. Sarah Palin thought the best way she could show her support was to agree to HeadLine a Gun Convention later this month in Reno Nevada, sponsored by the Safari Club International.

I think it's time to tell these jerks in both parties to stop the crazy talk. It might be your right to push the boundaries with talk and action but you have to be responsible with those rights. If you push too far to prove your point you might get a crazy person like Jared Loughner to take it too far and shoot up a crowd.

Politics Daily - Palin to Keynote Gun and Hunting Convention in Nevada

The Hill - GOP's Gohmert plans to introduce bill to allow firearms in DC

Salon - Rush Limbaugh's totally inappropriate billboard stirs outrage

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Alternate Views And News makes it all the way to the White House

I just wanted to say thank you to one of our loyal followers for taking Alternate Views and News all the way to the very top, The White House. She wrote on the poster to show her support for the site. If you ever visit Washington D.C. I suggest you take the D.C. at night tour. I know you will love it if you like Washington D.C. and it's history.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Radio host Glenn Beck "thinking about killing Michael Moore"

Radio host Glenn Beck "thinking about killing Michael Moore"

In one of my latest post " U.S. Rep. Shot in the head by possible Sarah Palin supporter" I wrote about how this hateful rhetoric from both sides can cause crazy people to act irrationally. You have these Big talking radio and T.V. heads like Glen Beck claim it's their right to say these stupid things over the air waves. Well keep on talking hateful and ignorant and it does not matter what side of the isle your on eventually you are going to get a nut job that listens literally and does something stupid.

Former Miss England Katrina Hodge is being deployed to Afghanistan once a again setting an example for Americans

Why dose it seem that England is taking the lead on the world stage lately by setting great examples for us all? When the Euro Zone was about to collapse England was one of the first countries to impose new financial regulations onto itself to stay a float. When it came to the war in Afghanistan England sent Prince harry into the Lions Den to set an example for it's fellow country men. Now We have none other then former Miss England Katrina Hodge getting set to deploy to Afghanistan.

Katrina Hodge joined the armed forces when she was 17 years old and has already served in the Iraq war. Now Hodge 24 years old and married is getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan for her first tour of duty there. Hodge is known in England as " Combat Barbie " , when asked how she felt about going to Afghanistan she said it was a " Culture Shock ". She went on to say that it's going to be hard in Afghanistan but it's her job.

The point I am trying to make with this post is that I don't want America to get left behind in the world. We need High profile Americans to start leading our country by setting positive examples. Enough rhetoric back and forth between the two parties lets see leaders of both parties propose real sacrifices. Real sacrifices will let constitutes on both sides of the isle know that the times are serious and we need to make changes to ensure all Americans quality of life.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Gifford is in critical condition after being shot by possible Sarah Palin supporter

Jared L. Loughner is the raging lunatic who went a shooting spree yesterday at a supermarket in Arizona. In is senseless wake of destruction he left 11 wounded including Dem. Rep. Gabrille Gifford. The shooter also killed 6 including a 9 year girl and Chief Judge John Roll of the U.S. District Court for Arizona. Police recovered a 9mm hand gun with a extended clip at the scene of the crime which was used by Laughner.

According to Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik 22 year old Laughner has been writing anti Government rhetoric on the Internet and also had previous run ins with the law. Laughner rallied against Government "Mind Control" and literacy on his Myspace page. The FBI and local authorities are looking for another person of interest that was seen with Loughner just before the tragedy.

Rep. Gifford just won a hard fought fight for re election in November against a Tea Party Candidate. At some of Giffords political rallies Tea party members were reported being there caring fire arms. On Sarah Palins Facebook page she literally put a target on a map with Rep. Giffords congressional seat in the cross hairs. In March of '10 Giffords home town office was vandalised because of her support of the Health Care Bill.

This is what happens when people don't use common sense and use the law to hide behind their ignorance. When the rhetoric is so anti anything sooner or later you are going to get a nut job who cannot distinguish what is reality. If you want to let people show up at political rallies with guns, put targets on Reps. backs and say it's your right, fine. When Government officlas start getting killed just don't pretend like you don't know why.