Where is the Evil?

I would like people to post commenhorse-neglectts about evil things done to93526-09-22-10 Animal Cruelty Case 008 people and animals and who did them. People who are intentionally cruel or take advantage of other people in any way. People or companies who abuse the environment or get away with breaking laws that protect the environment or even hide behind the law. Bullies, animal abusers and whatever. Even suspected paranormal issues such as hauntings and curses. Whatever is wrong.36278-Im-Against-Animal-Cruelty

For example:

car-burglarI had a nice 4×4 pickup stolen by a guy named Joby Boyd in Spanaway WA. I got it back after paying $500 to the impound yard it was towed to after it was recovered with Boyd driving. Boyd had been off-roading and had beat the truck mercilessly doing a lot of damage. Boyd was not charged though I asked to press charges. I was told I couldn’t recover any of the items stolen from inside the truck which he said didn’t exist, I wasn’t making great money then so the financial loss represented weeks of pay. I never met Joby Boyd, the police told me I could get arrested for confronting him. I never received any compensation.

Example 2

I was living outside of Leesville LA. in a housing development, I hadn’t lived there long when one evening I heard a dog crying and I decided to investigate. Three houses away I found a buff cocker spaniel tied to the back porch of a house. Her coat was ragged and overgrown and must have been absolutely miserable in the Louisiana summer. There were bloody patches I could see from over 25 yards and even with the shaggy matted coat I could tell she was starving. Being an invincible 22 year old soldier I walked right into the people’s yard to take a look at the dog. There was no water or food out. The cocker spaniel wagged it’s tail and tried to come to me as I approached but was prevented by the rusty chain she was secured by. I knelt to pet her noting what I suspected was mange.

I debated about what to do. If I confront them about their dog maybe nothing would get better, maybe they would have her destroyed, if the authorities got involved she would also likely be put down due to the mange, I had lots of experience around animals and I knew vet bills can be expensive so the likelihood that anyone who let a dog get into the state this poor cocker spaniel was in would never spent the money to get her healthy again.

Home_cocker_spanielI took chain, dog and all. My wife named her Muffin. I can’t remember how much the vet cost but it doesn’t matter. I do remember my wife and I getting seriously poisoned by the early 1980s mange treatment but we recovered and so did Muffin. Muffin also turned out to be epileptic which had its own problems but we delt with everything fine. She apparently somehow had a romantic interlude with a neighbor’s spitz and gave birth to four pups all of which were eventually placed in good homes. She was with me for around five years…which was longer than the wife.

I never actually spoke to the people who had muffin originally. I did see them though but for some reason they never looked me in the eyes and if I ever knew their names I have long since forgotten. They should have payed for their neglect and cruelty but that nearly never happened in that time and definitely not in that place.

I would like comments about the evil that gets away or eludes justice, current or past.

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Do you want to be controlled too?

kgrhqeoknie2vrz-1obnydbsyzgw_35Why is it necessary for people to criticize or even try to control other people’s harmless actions.  If the actions of others don’t effect you why object?  Same sex relationships, opposite sex relationships, other sexual practices between consenting adults don’t seem to be a public concern.   Love is not something that can be controlled.  It is great when ones Love and sexual attraction coincide but that isn’t always the case..  Sexual attraction sometimes must be controlled but when the sexual attraction is mutual and safe those involved should be free to choose the experience.  I don’t consider religious arguments as applicable.
Religion or the lack of a religion is a personal choice not one made for other people.  The act of trying to control other people’s religious choices has most certainly not made the world a better place…a bit of an understatement.  I believe the world would be a better place without religions altogether, but I respect other people’s right to believe what they want.
I’ve seen todays-gay-marriage-case-just-became-a-lot-more-importantthe ‘coexist’ images in various formats and I respect the intent but it goes no further than ‘Live and Let Live’ of the 60’s and 70’s and it doesn’t work.  The only real way is mutual respect not just tolerance.  Please share your thoughts.

Government Waste and Mismanagement

dumps-716412Folks, I was in the U.S. Army years ago, and I now live close to a major U.S. Army installation and a major U.S. Air Force base. I want to bring up a subject that I find irritating. I realize it is important to have the equipment ready for units to respond to threats. What I see though is hundreds of extra land vehicles, marine vehicles, airplanes that never get used as well as land set aside and unused. When I look at auctions the bulk of the vehicles being sold have low miles and/or hours. I expect there is an excess of nearly all material. There are even Navy ships sitting and rotting. Basically I think the entire federal government is a money pit. In my opinion there needs to be a house cleaning. Unused equipment that can be used outside the government should be sold. If new items are purchased they should replace the old items as soon as possible and old items should be sold, recycled or repaerial5urposed.

Consider the amount of property that is set aside for government use only…is it all really necessary?  Everywhere you look there are areas off limits to the people who actually own them. How much do they really have to hide? What better uses could some of that property be put to. There are even complete military housing areas vacant.

I would not expect to compromise the militaries readiness but enough is enough. The billions in government waste should be a priority issue.

 

Space Exploration…Mars and more

The Moon is the next big step in exploration.  I had hoped that we’d have a permanent moon base by now. I believed as a child watching the moon landing in 1969 that we might even get to Mars by the year 2000.  Hurry up guys I’m running out of time!  The ‘powers that be’ need a kick in the pants to get moving.  Maybe if idiots would stop trying to kill each other we could get some real worthwhile work done!  The first company or country to get boots on the ground will be the first to profit from doing so.

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Tax Increases

Taxes are calculated on purchased products, and some items have a higher tax rate than others.

So let’s look at road tax.  Usually road tax is the tax on fuel purchases.  Over the years vehicles have become more fuel efficient decreasing the tax revenue because less fuel is purchased so the tax per unit (liter or gallon)  has gone up.  All you see usually is the cost per gallon.

So the penalty for being more fuel efficient is a higher tax rate.

The same thing is happening with tobacco.  A certain amount of tax revenue was being generated by the tax on tobacco, as more and more people quit revenue began to go down so the tax per unit had to raise to keep the tax money coming in.

Now the government is trying to get it’s claws into the ecig market and begin collecting on that.

What are your thoughts?

Is it time for America’s first female president?

I am the type of person who likes to see ‘firsts” but some of the ‘firsts’ I have seen have been good and some I’d rather had never happened.  The moon landing, Mt. St. Helens eruption, 9/11, the first black president  are some of the public ‘firsts’ I have seen. Perhaps now is the time for our first female president.