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October 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007
" I'm TIRED"
Two weeks ago, as I was starting my sixth month of duty in Iraq, I was forced to return to the USA for surgery for an injury I sustained prior to my deployment. With luck, I'll return to Iraq to finish my tour.I left Baghdad and a war that has every indication that we are winning, to return to a demoralized country much like the one I returned to in 1971 after my tour in Vietnam Maybe it's because I'll turn 60 years old in just four months, but I'm tired .

I'm tired of spineless politicians, both Democrat and Republican who lack the courage, fortitude, and character to see these difficult tasks through.

I'm tired of the hypocrisy of politicians who want to rewrite history when the going gets tough.

I'm tired of the disingenuous clamor from those that claim they 'Support the Troops' by wanting them to 'Cut and Run' before victory is achieved.

I'm tired of a mainstream media that can only focus on car bombs and casualty reports because they are too afraid to leave the safety of their hotels to report on the courage and success our brave men and women are having on the battlefield.

I'm tired that so many Americans think you can rebuild a dictatorship into a democracy over night.

I'm tired that so many ignore the bravery of the Iraqi people to go to the voting booth and freely elect a Constitution and soon a permanent Parliament.

I'm tired of the so called 'Elite Left' that prolongs this war by giving aid and comfort to our enemy, just as they did during the Vietnam War.

I'm tired of antiwar protesters showing up at the funerals of our fallen soldiers. A family whose loved ones gave their life in a just and noble cause, only to be cruelly tormented on the funeral day by cowardly protesters is beyond shameful.

I'm tired that my generation, the Baby Boom -- Vietnam generation, who have such a weak backbone that they can't stomach seeing the difficult tasks through to victory.

I'm tired that some are more concerned about the treatment of captives than they are the slaughter and beheading of our citizens and allies.
I'm tired that when we find mass graves it is seldom reported by the press, but mistreat a prisoner and it is front page news.

Mostly, I'm tired that the people of this great nation didn't learn from history that there is no substitute for Victory.

Joe Repya,
Lieutenant Colonel,
U. S. Army101st Airborne Division
Posted by Michael at Monday, October 29, 2007 0 comments
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
John Fogarty - Centerfield
Thank you Mr Doubleday--
Posted by Michael at Wednesday, October 10, 2007 0 comments
I was sent this survey today .......
I think I'll share it.

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Camp Counselor
2. BSA Scout Executive
3. Vacuum Cleaner Sales/Pizza Delivery/Courier/ Delivery Service (Hard Times)
4. Client Services Manager/ Research Reporter

B) Five movies I would watch over and over:
1. Planes Trains & Automobiles (Steve Martin)
2. The Patriot ( Mel Gibson )
3. Parenthood ( Steve Martin)
4. Dances With Wolves ( Costner)
5. The Verdict (Paul Newman)

C) Four places I have lived:
1. Buford, GA
2. Hiawassee, GA
3. Athens, GA
4. Alpharetta, GA

D) Four TV shows that I watch:
1. NYPD Blue
2. Cold Case
3. Law & Order ( all of them )
4. All Ken Burns Documentaries on PBS

E) Four places I have been on vacation:
1. Canadian Prairie
2. Italy – Naples, Salerno, Sorrento, Rome, Florence and Venice
3. Kauai, Hawaii
4. Treasure Island, Fl

F) Four people who e-mail me regularly:

1. Bill A
2. Bucky P
3. Mike Mc
4. V and K

G) Four of my favorite foods:
1. Lasagna
2. Smokejacks “Porkzilla”
3. Fried Okra, Fresh homegrown Tomato
4. Polle d’amour “ Chicken Love” Special & Secret Recipe and Dish

H) Four places I would rather be right now:

1. Kokee State Park, Kalalau Lookout, Kauai Hawaii
2. Lake Chatuge, in a quiet cove with a fishing gear
3. On the Tallulah River
4. Anywhere in the world with Katie, Kris, Becca, John, Andrew, Amanda, and Will at the same time. ( and have a picture taken). Something I dream about. ( & With Bri, Dom, Kyra, Trista and James,too. )

I) Four friends I think will respond:
1. Vern and Kathy
2. Bucky
3. Amanda
4. Cousin Jimbo

J). Four things I would like to accomplish within the next four years:
1. Work more on Family Genealogy for Pierce and Sorrells
2. Get Well
3. Visit my Texas Relatives
4. Regain Natural Optimism

Here is what you're supposed to do ... Copy and paste this to a new window Delete each of my answers and type in your own Send this to everyone on your mailing list, including meThe theory is that you will learn a lot of little known facts about those you know.?

Michael Allen
Client Services Manager
770-578-0025 Ext 355
770-578-0249 Fax
Posted by Michael at Wednesday, October 10, 2007 0 comments
RWR - Reagan -

"Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."
- Ronald Reagan

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
- Ronald Reagan

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."
- Ronald Reagan

"Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong."
- Ronald Reagan

"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."
- Ronald Reagan

"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."
- Ronald Reagan

"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."
- Ronald Reagan

"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program." - Ronald Reagan

"I've laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting."
- Ronald Reagan

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."
- Ronald Reagan

"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."
- Ronald Reagan

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book."
- Ronald Reagan

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."
- Ronald Reagan

"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."
- Ronald Reagan
Posted by Michael at Wednesday, October 10, 2007 0 comments
Monday, October 08, 2007
A primer pf Fox News philosophy from Roger Ailes, FNC founder and CEO...

Mr. Ailes:
Well, the ratings aren't off much....You'd be surprised. I get hundreds of emails a day from American people saying, "God, you're the only thing we watch." So, we feel a real responsibility to get the story straight and balance the story in some ways....
When I see something [in the news] particularly horrible about America that I think is a little out of proportion to what is actually going on, I call up the desk and say, "Do you have any pictures of people lined up at the border trying to get out?"
They say, "What do you mean?"
I say, "I just watched that, and hell, we've got to get out of here, America's a terrible place. We need to get out fast. There must be guys stacked up at the airport trying to get out of here."

No. It turns out everybody's trying to get in, and nobody's trying to get out.

We've got to keep that perspective in mind when you cover the news. It doesn't mean you don't cover the bad news about America. You do. It means you don't get up in the morning hating your country.

(like: Wolf Blitzer, Bill Maher, etc...)
Posted by Michael at Monday, October 08, 2007 0 comments
PRIMER - Common Sense - Pull NO Punches
The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.'
-- John Steinbeck

1- Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he's too old to fight, he'll just kill you.

2- If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.

3- I carry a gun, 'cause a cop is too heavy.

4- America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the mall.

5- When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away. (Yep, time it some time, but shoot first - then call 911).

6- A reporter did a human interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him 'Why do you carry a .45?'. The Ranger responded with, 'Because they don't make a .46.'

7- An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.

8- The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on his wearing his sidearm. 'Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you expecting trouble?' 'No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have brought my rifle.' (Winchester Mod. 94 in 30-30 Cal. and loaded with Winchester SilverTips, no doubt)

9- Beware the man who only has one gun. He probably knows how to use it! (AMEN !)
Posted by Michael at Monday, October 08, 2007 0 comments
Friday, October 05, 2007
KEN BURNS - THE WAR - Extended Preview

PBS Documentary on World War II
25 minutes long +0-

Michael Allen
USN 1968 - 72

A Great Generation -I borrowed the following from a post to this preview.

"If you actually lived through this time or if your father was wounded or killed in this war, you would have a different view of this documentary. Those who ignore the past are destined to repeat it. Beware those born after 1980. This is not the same world your parents or grandparents live in. "

I am so very proud of my family andthe fact that they all appreciate this Country and what
we stand to lose in the way of freedoms, right, privileges and responsibilities.

Posted by Michael at Friday, October 05, 2007 0 comments
SALT WATER FUEL / Energy source
Radio Frequencies Help Burn Salt Water

Sep 10, 2007
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — An Erie cancer researcher has found a way to burn salt water, a novel invention that is being touted by one chemist as the "most remarkable" water science discovery in a century.
John Kanzius happened upon the discovery accidentally when he tried to desalinate seawater with a radio-frequency generator he developed to treat cancer. He discovered that as long as the salt water was exposed to the radio frequencies, it would burn.
The discovery has scientists excited by the prospect of using salt water, the most abundant resource on earth, as a fuel.
Rustum Roy, a Penn State University chemist, has held demonstrations at his State College lab to confirm his own observations.
The radio frequencies act to weaken the bonds between the elements that make up salt water, releasing the hydrogen, Roy said. Once ignited, the hydrogen will burn as long as it is exposed to the frequencies, he said.
The discovery is "the most remarkable in water science in 100 years," Roy said.
"This is the most abundant element in the world. It is everywhere," Roy said. "Seeing it burn gives me the chills."
Roy will meet this week with officials from the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense to try to obtain research funding.
The scientists want to find out whether the energy output from the burning hydrogen — which reached a heat of more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit — would be enough to power a car or other heavy machinery.
"We will get our ideas together and check this out and see where it leads," Roy said. "The potential is huge."
Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
Posted by Michael at Friday, October 05, 2007 0 comments
John and Dad 09/30/07

Posted by Michael at Friday, October 05, 2007 0 comments
Will and Dad 09/30/07

Posted by Michael at Friday, October 05, 2007 0 comments
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Principle ISSUES of the Day
1- Global Terrorism - Radical Jihadists - Islamic Radicals and infiltration -
Border Security- Pro-Active Defense Measures is a MUST.

2- Illegal Immigration - There is a right way and a wrong way to gain access to the USA
ALL applicants MUST make a genuine effort to assimilate - One Language -
Print Matter and Government Dopcuments, Apps Forms. If you are Here You Adjust and Learn the Language. If not - go home get deported. No Tax Breaks for Illegals.

3- Healthcare -

4- Education -

5- Individual Retirement Plans - means to save and prepare for the future

6. Energy Alternatives -

6- OTHER issues of importance

Plea Bargaining in the Judicial system
Tort Reform -
Posted by Michael at Thursday, October 04, 2007 0 comments
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