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National Symbols


What is in a symbol? More particularly, what is in a national symbol? After many years of trouble and toil, the Freedom Tower has ascended past the height of The Empire State building today, no, it’s not quite finished yet, but it’s on its way in the right direction, its completed height will be 1776 feet.

What does it mean for our nation to have this building erected on the Manhattan skyline reaching up toward the heavens?

Most can remember the day, a bright wonderful Tuesday morning, on the 11th of September, 2001. It is one of those events that you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing. I was grinding a chisel point on an electric grinder at the Goodyear Service Center that I worked at, when the owner barged through the shop door and said that a missile had hit the The World Trade Center. Later, of course we would find out the truth, we all stood in the showroom of that tire store and watched the second plane slam into the second tower, live on Good Morning America. Our mouths agape, anger and confusion in our hearts, who is responsible for this, we all wondered aloud. By the end of the day, thousands had lost their lives, there were victims mingled with heroes, and a plane in Pennsylvania had been taken back from the terrorists, but to no avail, it too would be lost along with all souls on board. We would find out soon that 19 Arab citizens from Saudi Arabia were the culprits, along with the terrorist organization Al’qaeda.

To build this new tower is a noble thing for all those who lived through the tragedy of that day, and I’m sure a majority of people will be sharing their excitement in the coming final years of construction. I want to show something else on this commemorative day, something you probably have not heard of, not seen, and probably do not understand. It is the Burj Khalifa. This is the tallest skyscraper in the world, designed and built by an American Company named SOM. It is interesting to note where it’s built and what its name was

before it was opened in 2010. It originally was called the Burj Dubai which translated means Dubai Tower and it was built in the United Arab Emirates. This is the jewel of the desert to the Arab people and “someone” thought it would be best if it was called the Burj Khalifa which translated is Caliphate Tower. Now most people have never heard the word Caliphate, unless you listen or watch Glenn Beck. The word Caliphate in Islam is the word for a Muslim super nation dedicated to spreading Islam as a one world religion composed of a bunch of smaller Islāmic states say like Iran, now Egypt, Tunisia, Libia etc. If you study the Bible or Biblical archeology, you may see a resemblance between the Burj Khalifa and the Tower of Babel of ancient times, they are very close, (of course not in height).

The graph above (represented in red) shows just how much taller this skyscraper is compared to the other towers. Now if you study sociology, you might start to see a bit of a contest emerging to place a stake on worlds tallest skyscraper. As I was researching for this article I stumbled upon the website for the Burj Khalifa and I seen a very interesting photo comparison much like the one above, but it was missing something….

It was missing all the other tallest skyscrapers. It only compared The Burj (Dubai) Khalifa and our Freedom Tower. Our World Trade Center Twin Towers once was the tallest skyscraper, we don’t do things half way, we are Americans, why would we build a skyscraper to be the third or fourth tallest in the world? Since when have Americans ever strived to be third? Now tell me, doesn’t that make you just a bit angry? Look at some of our other national symbols, the Space Shuttles, YF22 Fighter plane, Statue of Liberty, The Stealth fighter, Washington Monument, Aircraft carriers. The space shuttles already have been retired, and our manned space program has been effectively shut completely down by the current administration. We traded it for even more social spending, the administration also cancelled the contract to build the worlds most advanced fighter aircraft, the YF22, we only have what was built up to the point that Obama was inaugurated, these other symbols may not be far behind. After all, when our buildings are knocked down by citizens from another country, we don’t even try to build the new one back up to be the Tallest in the world any longer, and we don’t knock theirs down. God help our great nation!

Robert E. Stage Jr.

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Death Pangs of the Greatest Republic


When you see the absolute incompetence of this administration, you can’t help but to wonder, just how far up their rear ends are their heads?
I mean to say, how stupid do they think the American people are? In the article below, you will read the Department of the Interior’s assessment of Gas (energy) prices in our country and their future rates, and you will see the ineptness of Secretary Salazar is MONUMENTAL!

Politicians act like, books don’t exist, the internet doesn’t exist, and common sense has jumped the last plane out of the country, oh, wait, common sense wouldn’t have the money for a ticket, jet fuel prices being what they are, and even if common sense had the cash for a ticket,  the TSA would grope, molest, and violate its fourth amendment rights.

They act like information doesn’t exist. Information that absolutely debunks all their non theories. “We don’t know why energy prices are high”?

Here’s a lesson for them in free market economics.

If demand for a product is high, produce more of that particular product.

End of lesson.

We now have (through new techniques) more oil and natural gas in our homeland than Saudi Arabia has or will ever have!

So, how bout it Fed’s, how about we have the kiddies at the EPA get their crayons out and draw for a while, and let the adults get to drilling and fracking !

Salazar: ‘No one knows’ if US headed to $9/gal gas

by Joel Gehrke, campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com April 24th 2012 4:47 PM

Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said that “no one knows” if gasoline prices in the United States will reach $9 per gallon, and acknowledged that the possibility is outside his control.

“I don’t think anyone can speculate what will happen with respect to oil prices and gas prices because they are set on the global economy,” Salazar told reporters when asked if gas prices could reach $9 per gallon, as they have been in Greece. “Where it will all end, no one knows.

He explained that “what we see happening today are the influences first of unrest in places like the Middle East and Iran, which disrupt the markets and allow the futures markets to play on some of what they see [in] the unrest around the world; and secondly the huge demand that you’ve started seeing in places like China, India and Brazil.”

Salazar touted President Obama’s “all of the above” energy policy and the prospect of renewable energy, but warned that “we do not control the price of oil.”

 

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Freemarketamerica.org; Media Matters and left wing media’s Newest Nightmare Nemesis


This video, has to be the truest and most accurate documentary to show just how America has arrived at this place in her history.  This video accrued  300,000 hits in its first 2 to 3 days of being posted on YouTube. The video, produced by freemarketamerica.org, was made to contradict the extremist, leftist, environmentalist point of view. It was released to coincide with the Earth day “holiday”. It illustrates exactly how we’ve gotten to this current place of a stagnant economy. It is so true in fact, it only took one day for the Obama administration to lean on the people at Twitter, and have Free Market America’s Twitter page shut down.

In contrast, the @killzimmerman Twitter page, (of Trayvon Martin Fame) which had people tweeting and retweeting death threats toward George Zimmerman, took almost 3 weeks to shut down. By the way, that webpage was only shut down after Twitter decided to follow its own policy, not from anyone in the government. Currently this video is closing in on 600,000 hits, it has went viral. And there is a very good reason for that, it speaks the truth unapologetically.

http://freemarketamerica.org

Robert E. Stage Jr.

 

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