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Wednesday’s “Soup of the Week”

Welcome to yet another Wednesday’s “Soup of the Week.” Right now I am offering up some older recipes which we all can remember growing up, but I will also add in some more healthy foods; including some diabetic recipes, recipes for individuals with food allergies, and etc.

Recipe:

Kissed Peanut Blossoms

1 pkg Hershey’s® Kisses               1/2 cup shortning or Crisco®
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour               1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp baking soda                          1 egg
1/2 tsp salt                                    2 Tbsp milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar                1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup packed brown sugar           1 small custard cup granulated sugar; set aside

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine all ingredients with electric mixer or by hand (electric mixer is best); except the small
custard cup of granulated sugar. This will be used to roll the peanut butter balls in before baking. Shape the batter into 1 inch
balls and roll them in the sugar dish, that was set aside, until covered. Place the cookie balls onto an ungreased cookie
sheet, and bake for approximately 10-12 minutes (or until lightly tan). Cool for about 1/2 minute and place a Hershey’s® Kiss
in the center of the ball, pushing down slightly. NOTE: The Hershey’s® Kiss will melt a bit so after it is placed, do not touch it or
it will lose its’ shape. If you attempt to place the Hershey’s® Kiss too soon after baked, the kisses will melt too much. Leave
cookies to cool completely before placing them into containers. – Yields approximately 48 cookies. You can also leave the
Hershey’s® kisses off the cookies for just plain sugar peanut butter cookies.

Today’s Topic:

Online fun for the older kids aka adults. If you want some hassel-free fun to pass a bit of time, drop on into Adult Swim on Cartoon Network’s website. Not only can you see some of what they offer for the older kids on T.V., but they also offer forums and some wacky gaming that requires no downloads and you can play without having to log in. It is better to join the site so you can get updates and also save your gaming scores and much more. They also offer a bit of shopping. The link to Adult Swim gaming is
Adult Swim Games

I will show some screen captures of one of their games called, “Meowcenaries.”

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Jennifer

September 30, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Latest Blurbs on Health Care Reform

This post is going to be quite short. I know you’re all most likely cheering about now…heh heh.

The latest conflict, mentioned earlier today, is that health care coverage is going to be treated like a form of tax evasion. What I mean by this, is that if anyone is caught not holding a health care policy, is that the individual will be incarcerated the same as if they were caught evading their tax responsibilities. This conflict is being associated with the Bacus Bill. If this goes through, there will be much trouble in our country.

The original intent was to levy fines for lack of obtaining health care insurance. Now it seems that would not be enough of a punishment. I would honestly hate to see what happens to those who cannot obtain health care insurance. The jails and prisons in the United States are already over-loaded, so I am wondering how they intend on carrying this out, if the Bacus Bill  passes. Again, I feel the need to state that nowhere in our Constitution, is the Government granted the authority to mandate that an individual MUST obtain health care insurance. To penalize individuals for lack of health care insurance is absurd and against our own laws. Unless this Bacus Bill does not pass, it seems the penalties will become mandated law.

As daunting as the task may seem, we the people need to gain access to these documents and read what is being proposed. If things are not clear enough to understand then we need to ask for an explanation. When things effect us, we have the right to know what is coming at us so we can be prepared.

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Jennifer

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Continuing Education Woes

Parents are, once again, up in arms at the latest educational happenings. As I stated before, I believe the video speaks for itself. This principal/teacher, supposedly having graduated from a Law University, should have known better than to create this conflict. Our public schools are not even allowed to sing Christmas songs or pray, but this is saying it is alright to praise Obama. We currently also have around 10-12 people up in arms about our “Pledge of Allegiance” because of the phrase “Under God.” These people are also up in arms over the words used on our monetary system, “In God We Trust.” Where are they now when Praising Obama is commencing in our schools?

If you listen to this video, sure it seems really cute, you begin to see a pattern emerge. I am not saying that Obama himself is responsible for this video, but it is about him. I will just touch on a few more items regarding this video before I digress. People claim they do not want religion in the schools, but both songs have religious tones to them, with Obama as HIM instead of God or Jesus. Would this not say then that religion is being brought into our schools thus committing a conflict of interests and a bit of hipocracy?

The first song’s lyrics, which I am touching on, are as follows:

“Barack Hussein Obama, he said red, yellow, black or white, all are equal in his sight…”

Well, if we all remember back to when we were little attending Sunday school, there was this little song we used to sing called, “Jesus Loves the Little Children.” The lyrics included were as follows:

“Jesus loves the little children, All the children of the world. Red and yellow Black and white, They are precious in His sight…”

This sounds a bit eerily similar does it not? Now I will make a final note on the second song in this video. Listen to the music without the lyrics and you will hear a very familiar song. This song, originally written in 1855 by William Steffe, is called, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” There have been many revisions to lyrics in this song over the years by many people. It was an American abolitionist song which was sung as a campfire spiritual. During the American Civil War, it became a popular song for the military. Well, before I get in too deep here, allow me the duty to show you this controversial video which is having massive lash-backs.

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Jennifer

September 26, 2009 Posted by | Political, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Indoctrination

Indoctrination, in its’ simplest form, is the process of convincing; teaching repetitively, the ideas, attitudes, thoughts and methods, of another by impression or by force. Indoctrination happens on a regular basis and is usually benign, however there are times it becomes dangerous. I will give a few examples to explain the indoctrination process. I am leaving the variables out of this topic and sticking to “within the normal” limits. If I was to delve into the entire subject, I would have a new book written. Broken down even further, indoctrination is a “re-programming” of an individual’s mind.

When people go to “church,” they listen to a minister, preacher, cardinal, elder, or whoever the person is that speaks. They repeatedly teach the people to worship the higher power and do good things in the higher powers’ name. They also tell people to believe and have faith; spread the Word of the higher power and the higher power’s greatness. The people believe and have faith and follow the behaviors. This is indoctrination in a benign sense. Some of the Church goers rituals, is to sing song, tithe(give money to the church), pray, witness, and influence others. Recruitment for military personnel is also a form of indoctrination. These type groups try to instill good morals and values and they help others.

When indoctrination becomes dangerous, people get hurt or killed. Take cults, Charles Manson and the Manson family, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Regime, and Al-Qaeda, for instance. These people are manipulated into warped mental states of mind that they eventually begin to believe as truth; reality.

One well-known cult is Jim Jones and the “People’s Temple Agricultural Project” commonly referred to as just “Jonestown.” Jim Jones was responsible for the “purple poisoned Kool-Aid®” in the late ’70’s. Jim Jones had convinced 909 people to ingest cyanide in a “revolutionary suicide.” Only 2 people survived, but the total deaths, when the murders are factored in, from that group tallied around 918; coining it the “Jonestown Massacre.” If you ever hear the phrase, “Don’t drink the purple Kool-Aid®.” This incident is what is being referred to.

Charles Manson and the Manson family, a quasi commune, were responsible for heinous attacks and homicides amongst other crimes. The phrase commonly associated with Charles Manson is from the Beatles song, “Helter Skelter.” Charles Manson began as an extremely dangerous individual, indoctrinating others into his beliefs and behaviors. This breeds an explosive combination.

Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Regime is another example of an explosive combination, but on the military side. Hitler’s platform was his book, 1“Mein Kampf,” which was his autobiography combined with his political ideology. Hitler used his platform to spread his antisemitism and militaristic beliefs, convincing many to follow him. The Jewish Holocaust is what is mainly associated with Hitler, and his regime, as well as the invasion of neighboring countries in his quest to “rule the world.” The result of his actions set forth in motion World War II.

Al-Qaeda is yet another group of radical Islamic individuals who are extremely dangerous. They have pledged their loyalty to Osama Bin Laden. They receive military style training to carry out their missions. Their main belief is that “All infidels must die.” They train their Jihadists from very young ages as well as using recruitment of others, to believe that suicide bombing and killing anyone who is not like them is justified in their higher powers’ eyes. To further sweeten the deal, suicide bombers are promised that when they die, they will be rewarded for their efforts with “72 black-eyed virgins” in paradise for martyrdom. An interesting read for excerpts from the Koran, is “The X-Rated Paradise of Islam.”

Indoctrination, just as any other subject, has both good and evil. It is extremely easy to become sucked into the throws of indoctrination, whether accomplished slowly or forcefully. If you, the individual, think you are immune and strong enough to resist, think again. When an individual begins to believe nothing can touch them, that becomes the most dangerous time for that individual. As a friend pointed out, “T.V. commercials are a form of indoctrination. How many things did you buy just because you saw the ad on the T.V.?”

1 Hitler, Adolf. Mein Kampf. Germany: Zentralverlag, 1936.

** For more information online, check: Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler

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Jennifer

September 25, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Terrorism

Terrorism is defined as the unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons. Because the term terrorism is politically and emotionally charged, it is difficult to accurately describe it. Terrorism has been around for centuries, but has recently been brought much more attention than ever before.

In one of my college courses, we were asked to do an assignment. The assignment was, “If you were going to commit a terrorist act, what would you do?” I will not go into detail of my assignment, due to the sensitivity of the material, but I have a reason to mention it. My reasoning is to explain how the average citizen thinks when they view the world around them. The views of the average citizen only go as far as their “own back yard” which means trouble and shows complacency. Every student in the class, except myself, had the same ideas, almost verbatim. They were concerned with a person attacking an elementary school or college campus.

My paper, however, was shocking to my professor. He questioned me about the paper after reading what I handed in. He was wondering if he had reason to be concerned about me because what I wrote scared him to death. I told him absolutely not and explained why. It took me a few times of explaining my paper before it sunk in. I merely put myself in the shoes of terrorists from what I researched and what has been shown. Then I put the details in place on how it would go down; if all went according to plan. I had been able to obtain information that the general public should not have been able to obtain, but this information is out in the open for all to see. In my opinion, it is government complacency which is a threat to national security.

Terrorists are not concerned with small acts that would barely show as a “blip” on the radar. Terrorists want to effect masses, sending the masses into a chaotic state. A terrorist want his/her acts to be grand enough to gain attention so it spreads like wildfire amongst the masses and gains worldwide media attention.

My professor askedme if I would have any objections to him sending my paper in to a government official he knew. I told him absolutely not. The government should be aware of what can potentially happen so they can protect us from these attacks. If I obtained this information then surely terrorists already have. Look at it this way, if you have a Microsoft® Operating System with holes for hackers to gain entry, would you sit idly by and do nothing? Absolutely not. You want those fixes and patches to correct the problem so your system is protected.

Administrations have used the term “We are declaring war against terrorism.” There is no such thing. You cannot declare was on an idealism. War can only be declared agaisnt a country or entity. Terrorism is a growing concern in this world. Just enough to breed fear until the next bout of complacency is done. This is also why I question the intelligence of the administration when it comes to the release of suspected terrorists and the closing of Gitmo. Another problem to consider is the release of the Lockerbie Bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, receiving a compasion release from imprisonment due to failing health. Where was his compassion for the 270 people he murdered? To add salt into the wound of that release, he received a hero’s welcome when he de-boarded the plane in Libya.

The most recent arrests of 3 suspected terrorists in New York City; now 9 arrests with possibly 24 or more suspects still being sought after, which has been covered in the news, is also creating a stir of re-emerging terrorist attack threats in our country. They had been questioned by the FBI and denied any ties to terrorism only to be found to be lying later. When the text message “The wedding cake is ready” was intercepted, law enforcement realized that was the code for an attack being imminent. Not only was a text message intercepted, but hand-written plans for making explosives and detonators was also found. My concern is for the exposed agents and their families as well as a possible terror attack rising. I have only listed a few incidents in this topic even though much more is occurring.

One thing I can say on terrorist attacks is that if even one more attack occurs on our soil, vigilanteism will emerge. If the Government will not defend the people, then the people will step up to the plate. There are numbers of groups already active and on the move. They will not care or see if the people who “fit the profile” are innocent or not. The old saying “if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck” is how they will see and react.

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Jennifer

September 23, 2009 Posted by | Political, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wednesday’s “Soup of the Week 2

Welcome to our second Wednesday’s “Soup of the Week.” Today, we will get back into an older time.
Home-made items are becoming a thing of the past as people become too busy in their lives to devote
the time our Grandmother’s did to fresh home-made foods. Many of us enjoy fresh-out-of-the-oven baked
goods. The smells that wafted from the kitchens that made your mouth water can be relived in your own
kitchen. It is much more fun to do this as a family, a couple, or friends just hanging out-more of that darn
spending time together lol.

It is very important to have things in common with the people you surround yourself with. It is the “stuff”
memories are made of. In this day and age, we even have video and cameras to catch the mayhem!
Without further ado, here is this weeks’ recipe.

Recipe of the Week:

Grandma’s Cinnamon Rolls/Sweet Rolls

5 1/2- 6 cups all-purpose flour, divided       1/2 cup sugar
1 cup milk                                              1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/3 cup butter, melted                              2 1/4 oz pkgs quick rising active dry yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt                                          1 cup water
2 eggs                                                   no-stick cooking spray (or butter on pans in thin layer or use Crisco®)

**glazing or filling will be discussed at end of recipe.

In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Mix well. NOTE: Tip for proper yeast activation-take
1 cup of warm water and empty the yeast pkgs into the warm water. Let the yeast sit until it gets to foaming. The
foaming means the yeast is activated properly and not killed. If the yeast does not activate properly, the dough
will not rise and your end product may come out like “hockey pucks.” Too much whipping may also kill the yeast.

In a small saucepan, heat milk, water, and 1/3 cup of butter until warm-butter does not need to melt entirely. Add milk mixture
to flour mixture. Add eggs. Blend at low speed of electric mixer, or by hand with a spatula, until moistened. Beat 3 minutes on
medium speed, or really fast by hand. By hand only, gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
NOTE: Soft dough is dough you can knead by hand; not too dry. If it sticks to your fingers too much or looks wet, when
you attempt to knead the dough, add more flour. If it is too dry and crumbly, try adding some warm milk or warm water.
It is best to err on the wet side.

knead soft dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic- approximately 5-8 minutes. place dough in greased bowl, turning to
grease top -take approximately 1 tablespoon of softened butter and coat the inside of the bowl. You may also use no-stick cooking
spray or Crisco®. Cover; let dough rise in a warm place until it becomes light and double in size, about 30 minutes. NOTE: Timing
varies for this process so this would be a great time to share a beverage and some conversation and prepare any
toppings and grease the pans.

Grease 2 13×9 inch baking pans with no-stick cooking spray or butter or Crisco®. After the dough has risen, punch it down and
divide it in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll or pat each half into a 12×9 inch rectangle. Brush each part with half of the melted
butter and filling over the dough. Starting with the shorter side, roll up tightly and pinch edge to seal. Cut each into 12 slices and
place in prepared baking pans. NOTE: An east solution to clean cutting the rolled filled dough-take 2 sticks or pencils, take a
piece of heavy thread, wrapping both pencils with the ends of the thread. roll excess thread around each pencil. Slide the
thread under the rolled dough and cross the thread until the dough is cut using the thread like a pair of scissors.

Cover the trays or just stick them in the oven with the oven light on; and let the dough rise until almost doubled; about 15 minutes
-again timing will vary.

Once the buns have almost doubled, remove the trays from the oven and pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F. (I find 350 works just as
well with my oven). Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden. Remove from oven and drizzle glazing over hot rolls or leave them without
the glazing. Cool slightly and remove from pans.

Filling and glazing:

There are quite a few fillings and glazes you can use. Before baking your rolls/buns, you can sprinkle sugar over the tops or leave them
plain if you do not wish to use glazing after cooking. Here are a few ideas.

Glazing:

1) Plain icing glaze:
1/4 cup whole milk, 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract, 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Combine milk and vanilla in a medium saucepan and heat over low heat until warm. Sift confectioners’ sugar into milk mixture. Whisk
slowly, until well combined. Remove the glaze from the heat and set over a bowl of warm water. Drizzle over rolls/buns.

2) Orange glaze:
1 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 cup fresh orange juice, 2 tablespoons finely grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons butter
Combine sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Add lemon and orange juices slowly and stir until smooth. Add remaining ingredients. Cook,
stirring frequently, over low heat until thick and glossy. Cool; drizzle on rolls/buns. Recipe can be doubled.

3) Lemon glaze:
2/3 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh, 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
Put the sugar in a small bowl. Add lemon juice and rind. Whisk together until smooth and well blended. Drizzle over rolls/buns.

Fillings:

1) Prune/peach/apple/pineapple/or any fruit you like:
Approximately 4 cups of chopped/diced fruit, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup water-more if necessary to make a spreadable paste
Cook over low heat so you do not caramelize the mixture until it becomes a paste. Cool.

2) Cinnamon nut:
1 cup packed brown sugar, 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 4 tablespoons butter, softened
In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, walnuts and cinnamon.

3) Poppy seed:
1 cup ground poppy seeds, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup milk, 1/3 cup raisins, 1 tsp Vanilla extract
Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Cool. You can add crushed graham crackers after this mixture is cooked and cooled.

Today’s Topic: Finding inspiration and sticking to your dreams is the topic. This video sums it up. The cute animals add to everything. This was a very well done compilation by you2byou2byou2b on YouTube.

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Jennifer

September 23, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Education Woes

Parents are in an uproar over a certain video being used in the public schools. I figured this would be an introduction to education and parenting. I will try to address this video in depth at a later date. I felt it was necessary to bring this video to everyone’s attention though. I personally am not too keen over this video’s lessons and mis-statements. The movie is called, “The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard.” Tides Foundation is responsible for the publication of this movie…and no I do not mean the laundry detergent…without further ado, here is the seemingly benign movie:

September 22, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Healthcare Mayhem

This is just a brief overview of the health care system disaster. This is not everyone’s opinion, but I want to try to be as balanced and fair as possible. I also realize my data may be inaccurate at this time due to the massive changes and multiple proposed policies before this country. Health care is a “hot button” for the moment which will take much time to reach a workable solution.

The health care system we endorsed for years is far from perfect. Everyone agrees on the fact that it needs to be re-vamped. The intent I had was to read the already proposed documents and then break them down a bit. I have changed my mind, since seeing the latest information, for now. The health care documents already are immense at 1000+ pages. There are 4 primary versions in circulation of proposed healthcare bills; The Senate Bill, The Bacus Bill, The House Bill, and Obama’s Bill. The new proposals want to mandate that every citizen obtain health insurance. Whoever does not obtain health insurance will be penalized each year up to $3,800.00 per household, business employers will be penalized approximately $790.00+/- per un-insured employee. Whether this information has been updated or not, I have not heard or read yet.

Now, the latest news, they are proposing an additional 254 ammendments to the proposed healthcare plans. This, no doubt with the beaurocratic rhetoric and legal “gobblety gook,” may have the document totals at around 4000+ pages. I must note that nowhere in the Constitution does it grant the Government the authority to mandate that an individual citizen MUST obtain healthcare insurance. I can also see the other side of the coin where people do not approve having to spend their own money on un-insureds. I do believe that everyone should be able to have health insurance. At this point, it would be best for the Government to scrap the current write-ups and start from scratch, touching on the main problems with the current healthcare system. I hope to be able, at a later time, to address the healthcare dilema more in depth.

One thing is certain, nobody agrees on the proposals. The Government needs to address the serious problems in the healthcare system; keep what works and toss what does not work. I want to see where this healthcare mayhem is all going before commenting further on this topic.

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Jennifer

September 22, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Corruption

Corruption is running rampant everywhere we turn. The Government is extremely overloaded with corruption and this is NOT acceptable. If corruption in the mainstream was as rampant as it is in the Government, it would not be tolerated. Proof positive on this claim is the over crowding of our prisons and jails. Why then are we allowing this to continue at the Government levels? It has been proven repeatedly that the more money and power one holds the less the penalty, usually it allows for a slap on the wrist and nothing more.

If we look at just a few instances, such as tax fraud, Wall Street, the banking system, ACORN, SEIU, and etc, it is appalling. The people who are in powerful people’s pockets can get away with corruption, while the average citizen or the “ex-communicated” is land-basted. I could write a volume of encyclopedias if I took the time, but who would read it? Again, it is the complacency of the people who have allowed this to go unchecked. Those few voices who have stood up have been discredited, ignored, placed under a “witch hunt,” or chastised; swept away and destroyed. Is it any wonder that the people have lost faith in the system?

The one thing that seems to stand out, in my mind, is that most people are sedentary until it effects them personally. Usually, by the time the full blast of corruption slams people, it is already too late. By the time it is realized, there is so much muck to wade through that we cannot figure out exactly where to begin or how to begin. Looming ahead in our future, if we do nothing to “clean house,” is devastation and disaster. The voices, who try in vain to wake others up, end up being consumed by the darkness before the light shines through.

Co-operation is sorely lacking as well. I see this on all levels. Many people speak out and agree something needs to be accomplished, but when it comes down to “put your money where your mouth is,” only one, or a very few, stand holding the bag. Without co-operation and teamwork, things will not get better. We ALL need to write our Senators and Congressmen, get on the horn and let them know we are here and we are not pleased. If people think they have ideas for better solutions, pass them on. Do not just stand and criticize and name call. Offer suggestions and solutions if you have a problem with what is currently in place. Maybe the idea you have has not been brought to the table. The politicians need to be accepting and not look down on the people as if the people are not intelligent enough to know things. Elected officials do not have all the answers either. Being HUMBLE is appropriate behavior. Let the people know their opinion is valued.

A huge portion of the problems in today’s society is the utter lack of morals and values. The Government is leading by example, and it shows. Everything done filters down the chain and affects many. It affects people you would not even think about or possibly know. Everything a person does has a consequence. Whether it is good or bad depends on what the person has done. Take the time to think things through before acting on said things.

History continues to repeat itself. The reason for repetition is that people have not learned from the mistakes made. Most of us know the old saying, “Beating a dead horse.” Beating a dead horse will not change things, but it will wear the person out and the horse will still be dead. Why then won’t the Government and the people wake up and try something new? For the politicians and people who HAVE been trying to make a difference, I commend you for your efforts and humbly ask you to not give up or give in.

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Jennifer

September 22, 2009 Posted by | Political, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gitmo Crisis

I would like to discuss the GITMO crisis which is creating a bit of turmoil. Before I get too far into this discussion, I would like to give some information about GITMO. I wonder how many of us know exactly what GITMO is.

1“Gitmo,” or Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Is the location of detainees accused of international terrorism. Gitmo is run by the Joint Task Force Guantanamo of the United States Government since 2002 in the naval base there. Gitmos’ location is on the shore of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Since there has been many conspiracy type theories surrounding Gitmo, including torture, Obama’s regime is looking to close Gitmo and detain the captives here in the United States and other countries; some of them to be released. There are three camps on the base, Camp Delta (includes Camp Echo), Camp Iguana, and Camp X-Ray. Camp X-Ray is closed.

After Obama’s regime outed the CIA and FBI agents (primarily the CIA), giving away the locations and personal information of not only these agents but their families as well to these detainees, I feel that there will definitely be trouble. This storm was brewing over accusations of “water boarding” being used as one of the forms of gaining information, which many felt was abusive and unnecessary torture. One of the locations being looked at for releasing these accused terrorists is New York. Now the latest is that the released detainees are refusing to appear in court. Our Government should not close any part of Gitmo and should consider re-opening the facilities which have already been closed. Since these detainees refuse to appear in court, they should be re-detained and tried in a military tribunal, where they should have been tried in the first place.

If we all look back to September 11, 2001, we’ll remember that New York was one of the locations terrorists attacked. I cannot help but stop and ponder the intelligence of this Administration. Another bone of contention, is that people are screaming for citizens’ rights for these detainees. People feel the detainees are entitled to civil trials and rights of the United States citizens. This is not our law. Detainees/POW’s are to be tried in a military court/tribunal.

Prisoners of War (POW’s), or detainees accused of a war crime, are not granted the rights of the citizens according to the law of the land. They are not granted the rights of Mirandizing. What they are entitled to is a military Tribunal. Most of these detainees are not even citizens of our country, therefore are not granted any United States privilages and rights. This may seem repetitive, but it is necessary to make this point clear. I’ve been told one cannot stress this point enough.

1 Wikipedia®. “Guantanamo Bay detention camp.”  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 16 Sept. 2009.
17 Sept. 2009. < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay_detention_camp >.

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Jennifer

September 21, 2009 Posted by | Political, Uncategorized | Leave a comment