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Mandela’s words

The mainstream media’s glowing description of Nelson Mandela revealed more truths about the media than it did about Mandela.

Mandela’s own words, if allowed to be printed, would have revealed the real Mandela.

Here’s a sample of Madela’s own words –the words the controlled media didn’t want revealed.

1. “The case of communism is the greatest cause in the history of mankind.”

2. “In our country, the struggles of the oppressed people are guided by the South African Communist party and inspired by its policies.”

3. “Long live the Cuban Revolution. Long live comrade Fidel Castro.”

4. “If there ever is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.”

In the media’s untrue description of Mandela, it has depicted itself, in its own words, as the great deceiver.

Arden Druce
Camp Verde


Trail blazing to paradise

In one of Dr. Seuss’s children books, “Horton Hears a Who,” the elephant character Horton hears dust bug-like creatures on his back yelling for help but, outside help (that would be planners and developers) couldn’t hear. In the story they are actually monkeys and kangaroos (maybe smarter than Phoenix Metro decision makers in the past) who can come to the rescue to save the face of Whosville.

It takes all the Who’s yelling and one Who, who is playing with a yo-yo (sound familiar) instead of yelling for help to get the attention of the rescuers and save the town of Whosville (Phoenix Metro).

Well in Maricopa and Pinal Counties they need hearing aids because the long time residents of Phoenix Metro have been yelling, “Build and fix the existing roads first,” for decades, and then build your masterminded communities. We’re not little insignificant Whos (hicks) like they think we are! Nobody builds humongous (all amenities included) communities without an adaptable, functional and beneficial highway (unless you were of course monkeys and kangaroos) would they? This ain’t Wagon Train, partner!

The headaches and traffic jams could have and should have been avoidable. The new masses in sunglasses “wouldn’t be trail blazing,” across the desert to avoid traffic, like some commuters are doing. But when the economy, the perpetual gravy train is chugging along the track, expanding or repairing roads isn’t in the plans. SO chaotic commuting is in the making. Hey! That wasn’t in the brochure!

Mentioning the other two evils: don’t tell the masses and don’t remove their sun glasses so they’ll actually see what they’ll be driving on to their new, "Paradise in the dwindling Sonoran Desert."

Hey! Mr. Developer sir and planners geniuses, “build the road 1st,” okay? Who let that Who (the public) into our meeting?

“A persons, a person, no matter how small.” Dr. Seuss

Now it comes to: ASAP, whatever that means. It must mean, Act Swiftly Awesome Pacyderm (planners). Dr. Seuss, ”Horton Hears a Who.”

Lyle Anderson
Apache Junction

PS: This is in response to Arizona Republic’s "Work to reduce Pinal Traffic."


Articles covering the statements made by the Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson

Once again the media play up the comments of some overpaid underworked "celebrity" that uses his "status" to spout some very ugly comments by interpreting The Bible as he sees fit.  Robertson and his  "fearsome foursome" remind me of five hillbillies that got booted from their local 4-H club (in this case standing for Hillbillies Helping Helpless Hillbillies).  And now that all hell has broken loose the only people left hurting are the one's he accused.

All this from a "duck hunter" turned quack on sexual behavior. 

Considering the type of people Jesus was reported to hang out with I don't think homosexual people would be far down the list of those he would embrace.  And why?  Because Jesus embraced all people who were the "dregs" of society (something to be grasped).  So Phil, the next time you go a "quacking" be careful what you say sir and understand that in all likelihood Jesus would have eaten duck with you as well as those you hate.

So much for arts and entertainment.

Now, to the issue at hand:

A homosexual person is one who is sexually attracted to others of the same sex. Except for a genetic variation of nature, they are virtually identical to their heterosexual counter parts. They feel the very same kind of attraction to the same sex as heterosexuals feel about the opposite sex.

Now, granted, there are those people who freely choose this behavior as a form of "life style" but that accounts for a very small population of homosexuals. In fact, if one is not genetically predisposed for this behavior then by definition they are not truly homosexual but rather some deviant variation of perverted behavior.

Some would argue that The Bible condemns homosexuality but I believe (through the persistence of science) this behavior will be proven to result from natural genetic variation.

One can draw on the example of the developmentally challenged (no offense intended toward either group) who by no action of their own are born comparatively slow or deficient in mental, physical, or emotional growth. Homosexual people are therefore entitled to engage in sexual behavior consistent with their genetic makeup so long as it is between consenting adults and by extension should be allowed to marry as well.

To deny them this right would be the same as denying heterosexuals their right to consensual sex. Some would argue that sexuality is strictly for the purpose of reproduction but yet the animal kingdom has many variations of species who also cannot reproduce.

Human beings are sexual beings as was intended by their creator and to suggest that a genetic variation of nature somehow makes homosexuals less human is indeed an inhuman concept.

Joe Bialek
Cleveland, Ohio


Has the media ever told you about bio char?

1,500 years ago primitive tribes in Brazil were working charcoal into their soil to enhance their  crop growth. 1,500 years later much of that carbon is still locked into that soil without the aid of Al Gore. It is commercially viable to take perennial crops and harvest their combustible gases  and leave about 50 percent of the mass in form of CARBON! If carbon emissions are in fact a meteorological issue, this demonstrated, cheap, technology would provide electricity as it sequesters carbon out of atmosphere! It is obvious that carbon taxes have nothing to do with our environment, as we already have the technology to make cheap energy, remove CO2 and make our farmlands much more fertile and productive without raising the prices to consumers and putting them deeper into financial slavery! Don't let Al Gore and Goldman Sachs suck us dry. Ask your members of congress to push BioChar! Google BioChar!

Joseph DuPont
Towanda, Pennsylvania


Warning! Warning! "Danger is approaching Will Robinson"

For those who have been paying attention, the DOW has had over 50 new highs this year. Sounds great, right?

If you are among those whom benefited from it and you are also devoid of conscious liability in the complicity of the destruction of the dollar and America's middle class along with it, it may be time to reflect on a few things.

1. Most of the corporations listed on the DOW which have experienced huge increases in stock prices are either not making a profit or are doing so based upon streamlining and cutting back on services and employees and moving them to other countries in response to higher taxes, the Un-Affordable Health Care Act, repressive regulations, and unsustainable employee benefits and wage packages.

2. Individuals as well as corporations are borrowing money to invest in the stock market. This money has and continues to be available via the destructive policies of "Monetizing Debt", better known as "Quantitative Easing" but should be called what it really is, "Currency Devaluation". Read the “Mechanics of Quantitative Easing” we posted in October, 2013.

3. Money being distributed to Federal Reserve Member Banks for lending purposes does not really exist. Its only value is by "commission of fiat" which is the government's hollow promise to pay it back. This government has moved far beyond any threshold where that will ever be possible.

4. Free money is like heroin. The addicted continually need more and more until all reality and value of life are consumed in its acquisition and no fix is sufficient to keep life stable. Reminiscent of the housing bubble which was caused by the socialist policies of Obama's buddies and blamed on Republicans, the stock market has ingested financial heroin and is bloated to a bursting point of no return.

5. TPATH is not telling anyone to divest their holdings or even suggesting that you do. Financial advisement is not our game. But we are issuing a dire warning to all our readers. Be vigilant, be very vigilant. Watch your mutual funds or stocks closely. The profits you have made over this past year could be wiped out in days or even hours. Those big money investors are perched, poised and prepared for a massive dump at the first sign of the bubble quivering towards a hemorrhage. If you, the small investor, are not careful, that hemorrhage will collapse your future.

6. Be warned, you will be told it's only a correction, as they themselves will be running to Belize with sacks of cash that days before resided in your account. Be warned, that "correction" will continue day after day, week after week until your portfolio resembles a city block in Detroit and you find yourself saying, it's too late to sell now, why did I wait so long?

Dwight Kehoe


Don’t tell me to eat a burger

In a recent interview with Barbara Walters, film star Jennifer Lawrence denounced the way we are taught that to make fun of someone who is funny. Lawrence took particular issue with calling people “fat,” and asserted that if we can regulate television advertising related to cigarettes, why not also limit the way it presents harmful images and discussions of people’s bodies? I applaud Lawrence for using her platform to shed light on this important issue, and want to share here an additional perspective.

I completely agree that American culture demeans people whose body does not fit the unrealistic images presented in movies, television, and magazines. It is true that women in particular are told they must be thin, young and sexy to have value. Women and girls are taught that if they just buy one more product or pony up for reconstructive surgery they will at last be beautiful. Equally harmful, however, is the open ridicule that some women and girls experience precisely because they happen to be thin without engaging in excessive consumption, eating disorders, or dangerous procedures. As one of these women, I want to call attention to the fact that it is not OK to make fun of people for their looks and their weight regardless of where they fall on the weight spectrum.

I have been asked multiple times, to my face, “Do you ever eat?” “You probably only eat salad,” and “You’re anorexic, right?” Rather than asking, others simply declare “You should go back to Ethiopia” (or some other country they perceive to be dealing with famine). And then there’s the declarative I disdain most: “Go eat a burger.”  As if only “good” or “healthy” people eat meat. All of this comes from the same place as calling someone fat – that for whatever reason, my body, as it is, is not OK and it is someone else’s business to inform me of how I can become more acceptable.  

Calling someone out for their perceived bodily inadequacies is, as Lawrence remarks, terrifically damaging to their self-esteem. Sadly, most of these comments come from other women. That, to me, is the worst part because it represents how we have been taught to pick one another apart rather than build each other up. Rather than helping others be healthy and happy, this harassment results in dissatisfaction, depression, and disorders.

I am thin. I work out. I am a vegetarian. Deal with it.

Laura Finley, Ph.D
Barry University Department of Sociology & Criminology


Keep free speech in America

Arts and Entertainment television was out of line for suspending Phil Robertson for a recent statement that the network executives did not appreciate. They may not have liked his Bible quote but he was stating his personal belief and not speaking on behalf of the network. I realize that he is employed by the network, but that should not prohibit him from stating his opinion. 

Every American in most circumstances has an opinion and many will disagree or agree depending on the subject. Because someone states something does not mean that it is reality, except in that person's mind. However, there are many circles of shared belief throughout our world. I happen to believe some are right but some are also wrong ... in my opinion.

My opinion is based on my background, upbringing, Bible reading, education, personal studies, media, folktales and even common sense.

I don't like everything I see on television, read in the paper or hear on the radio. However, I have yet to eliminate any of the three from my life. I don't like everything I see and hear in church but I still go. Yet, I believe in the freedom of religion just like I believe in the freedom of people to state their opinions and quote their favorite books whether it's The Bible or Reader's Digest.

As a free society our task is to muddle through the free speech and make a sensible determination. Free speech encourages or offends people.  However the goal of speech should never be to limit anypne's human rights. A worthy goal for us all is to use our free speech to make America better even though words can burn as in the case of Robertson's statements. Again, just because somebody makes a statement does not mean that it is reality, except in the mind of the person who made the statement. The statement simply is a window into that person's soul.

I may not agree with what you say or even like it but let's please preserve the First Amendment. A good America is a free America and a free America means free speech.

Glenn Mollette
American columnist