Crisis in Egypt

Again, just a little more than a year since the so-called “Arab Spring”. Egypt is again on the verge of a civil war between its various factions sparing for control of the government of this ancient nation. The “democratically” elected Muslim Brotherhood President has been removed from office by the military. The Egyptian constitution has been suspended. And no rights exist for anyone.

And around the world people as the questions of how did this happen when the people of Egypt ousted their dictator President Mubarak and democratically elected a new leader just last year. Well the answer to that is simple. Islam.

Yes I said it. Islam is why democracy did not work in Egypt. Besides democracy doesn’t work in the first place but that’s a topic for another day. Islam is opposed to any form of government of, by and for the people. Islam at it’s very core is a totalitarian regime, dictating every aspect of life for those that follow its path. It does not allow for government by the people. The masses are not to be trusted with such power.

But since Egypt has been Westernized for a long time, there are trickling awareness of what true freedom is like and this 2nd uprising within a year is the result of that awareness. The “Arab Spring” was the forced take over of one dictator by another and not the will of the people.

Writer’s Slump

Well it seems like I’ve been in a writer’s slump for some time now.
Looking back it dates back to when my son Dawson passed away in
February of this year. Since then I have just stopped writing posts.

I’m gonna have to change that. A lot is happening in the world and it
should be written about it. And I’m the one to do it.

So this is just the announcement post about my return to posting on a
more regular basis.

Good reading all.

The Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts:
John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut:
Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania:
Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware:
Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland:
Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia:
George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia:
Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

WordPress Script

Hi all.

It’s been a busy time this summer so my posts have been very light as of late. But I thought I would go ahead and share with you a bash script for installing WordPress.

#!/bin/bash
#Created by Bynw Analrye
#Copyleft June 2013 AD

clear #clears screen for a fresh start

#Obtain Information for the WP Install
read -p "Linux User Account: " luan
read -p "Installation Path: " installdir
read -r -p "WP URL (mywebsite.com): " wpURL
read -p "MySQL Root Password: " -s msroot
echo ""
read -p "WP MySQL Username: " wpsqlun
read -p "WP MySQL Password: " -s wpsqlpw
echo ""
read -p "WP MySQL Database Name: " wpsqldbn

#Starting Install Proceedures
echo "Setting up the MySQL database"
echo "CREATE DATABASE $wpsqldbn;" | mysql -u root -p$msroot
echo "CREATE USER '$wpsqlun'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY '$wpsqlpw';" | mysql -u root -p$msroot
echo "GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON $wpsqldbn.* to '$wpsqlun'@'localhost';" | mysql -u root -p$msroot
echo "FLUSH PRIVILEGES;" | mysql -u root -p$msroot
echo "Successfully created $wpsqldbn MySQL database"

#Creating Apache Virtual Host
echo "

ServerName $wpURL

DocumentRoot $installdir

DirectoryIndex index.php
Options -Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All

" > /etc/apache2/sites-available/$wpURL

#Creating the Directory, Download, Unpack & Install WordPress
echo "WP installation starting ... "
mkdir -p $installdir
wget -q "http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz" | tar --strip=1 -xzf latest.tar.gz -C $installdir
rm latest.tar.gz
echo "WP installation completed."

#Setting Permissions
usermod -a -G $luan www-data
chmod g+w $installdir
chmod -R g+w ${installdir}/wp-content

# Enable the site
a2ensite $wpURL
a2enmod rewrite
service apache2 restart
echo "Your WP site named $wpURL is now active"
echo "Please go to http://$wpURL or it's IP address and finish the installation"
echo "You will need the following information: "
echo "Your WordPress MySQL Database Name is: $wpsqldbn"
echo "Your WordPress MySQL Username is: $wpsqlun"
echo "Your WordPress MySQL Password is: $wpsqlpw"

#EOF

Iowa Still First

It appears that Iowa is still “First in the the Nation.” But this time not in the realm of political candidates. The Iowa City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance to ban drones, automated traffic cameras and license-plate readers. This ordinance is likely to pass when it comes up to a vote in 2 weeks time. However it doesn’t prevent the use of red-light cameras and since it originated by petition it only has a 2 year life span.

This is a victory for the Republic and the State of Iowa. However we still have a long way to go. Knowing that the Iowa City Council and repeal this ban in 2 years and do what they want instead of listening to the will of the people that elected them is very frightening. I guess the residence of Iowa City need to watch their councilmen very closely over the next 2 years to insure the will of the people is maintained.

118 Times

One hundred eighteen times. That is 118. The number of times that the head of the IRS visited the Obama White House to speak privately with the President of the United States. There are only 52 weeks in a year. The math is easy on that one. And by comparison, the head of the IRS under President Bush visited the White House 1 time only.

These visits to the Obama White House took place during the year running up to the President’s reelection. And at the same time the IRS was making it very difficult for conservative grass roots organizations to get established. It is not a conspiracy theory here, it is only facts.

There is no explanation as to why the head of the IRS visited with the President. If the head of the IRS visited President Bush that many times. There would be an outcry by the media and others as to why this happened. What was going one. After all Republican’s are “out to get save the rich from taxes” so why didn’t President Bush meet with the IRS head that often or even more?

Why hasn’t any other president or head of state or government meet with the head of their internal revenue department that often. It hasn’t happened anywhere in the world or in the history of these United States. This is a first.

The IRS has police like powers. The IRS has it’s own courts with its own judges. You would find this out if you ever attempted to sue the IRS about anything, especially your taxes. The IRS is a corrupt organization from its inception. And with the current President, even more so and more transparent about it. The IRS doesn’t care if it is investigated. Nothing will come of it.

What needs to happen is the grass roots movement of a Fair Tax. To repeal the 16th Amendment and end the IRS forever. Without that movement and action. Nothing is ever going to change with the IRS. We will have it and ObamaCare for the rest of our days. And the corruption will even grow worse as time moves forward and the IRS takes over the healthcare of millions of Americans.

Compromise

Throughout the legislative session. On both the Federal and State level. There is always the talk about compromise. But lets look at the facts of such compromise. Generally to compromise is to come to a settlement of differences by mutual concessions. And most people think of that when the legislature is in session. However, compromise does have other definitions as well. Just as exposing or making vulnerable to danger. To jeopardize. Then compromise is when your computer gets a virus, then it is compromised. When the secrets of a government or the military is leaked to the enemy or the public when it should not be. Then it is compromised.

Within the halls of Congress. It is those of the liberal factions always demanding that those on the conservative side compromise. And in turn when this happens, as it always does, the conservatives end up loosing in some way. Because they have been compromised by their own actions. The liberals never give up anything of their own to be sacrificed.

No the liberals never expose themselves or make themselves vulnerable. Time and time again the conservatives do this and loose not only their principles but face with other conservatives and the general public that sent them to be their representives in government.

It is high time that we take a page from the same playbook. That we stand our ground. Draw that line that we never cross. And if that leads to gridlock in government. Then it leads to gridlock. The liberals have causes that must be funded. If the conservatives do not cross the line, then it doesn’t get funded. The liberals would be forced to make that crossing for the first time. Or everything would grind to a halt.

Additionally that side is always campaigning. And we should too. Fire against fire. And take our country back to being the greatest nation on God’s earth.

The New Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America have elected to allow homosexual members into their ranks. I’m sure the founder of the scouting movement would be appalled by this recent development. But I guess it’s time for scouting to become something different. No longer will this be a movement of young men learning how to be stewards of the natural world. Now “Boy Scouts” takes on a new meaning entirely.

I pray that the Churches who fund and sponsor local BSA councils and troops follow through with their past threats. And defund and revoke any sponsorship of the BSA. This will send a very clear message to the BSA’s governing body if they must find new places to take the scouts for their monthly meetings and overnight camping trips.

We will see homosexual scout leaders very soon if nothing changes. Maybe even “transgendered” Boy Scouts. Since the Girl Scouts already allow such members themselves. This insanity must stop. The line must be drawn and if crossed, action must be taken.

Tornado Time

In the last 24 hours. The Greater Des Moines IA area has been under a Tornado Warning 2 times. Both sitings have been to the north of the city itself. That is a lot of storms within the span of the day.

Both Sunday and Monday were nice days until the early evening when the thunderstorms started dumping heavy rains on the metro area. Then came the winds and the cyclonic actions of funnel clouds being sighted.

We here in Iowa have been fortunate. Unlike those in OK. Please keep them in your prayers today and the days to come.

IRS Troubles

With all the news about the IRS targeting conservative groups and some conservative individuals coming forward indicating that they too have been targets of audits and other issues with the IRS. Can this now be the time that the IRS is given its death nail?

This is the time to take the momentum forward with the hearts of the people and abolish this immoral taxation policy. To completely remove the IRS from our language, our government, and way of life. To repeal the 16th amendment and end income tax forever. Replacing it with the Fair Tax which is truly fair to all income earners and non-earners alike. Where definitions of rich, poor and middle class are not redefined because the government needs more of your money.

Take the action. Call your representatives in Congress and the Senate and demand the end of the IRS, the appeal of the 16th amendment, and call for the beginning of the Fair Tax. Thus forever ending any political party the ability to misuse the powers granted currently to the IRS under any administration. Republican and Democrat alike. And best of all. Take home all of the money you work so hard to earn.