Saturday, December 13, 2008

Your Response to Dov's Concern

Hey Gang,
Last week I sent out an email titled Dov's Concern. I received some feedback and as always forwarding it on.
Also, I pondered Dov's letter and the thoughts I added to it and need to correct something because I feel that I missed Dov's point. But first read your replies which vary but all make sense.

I will never understand why people think we live in a warm & fuzzy world. It is a constant battle of good against evil.
There are a lot of bad people out there, for many different reasons, none of which makes much sense, but that is the way it is & always will be until judgment day.
Bad people have been here since we were put on earth to prove our love to God.
I for one will not go down without a fight, like Michael the Arc Angle, with a weapon in hand, only mine will be a firearm. I have another one on order right now, & have also sign up as a Patron Member with the NRA. With all the jerks in Washington D.C., the 2nd Amendment is in harms way once again.
If it does fall, the 1st will be next & I'll be in jail for writing this.
NH has the right saying, "Live Free or Die".

Carey & Dov,

There has never been a shortage of evil on this earth.
But that's why the good are here, and I truly believe that good will win
over evil every time.
There are more good than bad in this world, to keep in check the cruel, evil and abusive..... and always will be.
At least that's what I believe, and take comfort in.

carey, i understand dov's concerns also .... we are living in a time now where anything can happen ... i had a dream last night that all christians were being hunted down and killed and myself and others were hiding out ... it was sooooooo real that i felt like it had really happened ... my dreams usually mean something as u very well know, its like i see a forerunner of up-coming events ...


Now this is the paragraph from Dov's letter that made me ponder and think:

I decided to make an effort every day to pray for the victims familys and the world. I do not reconize the world we live in today, something is definately happening in the background, hopefully these are the events before the coming of the Messiah because I dont know how much more of this I can take.

So, the point I missed in Dov's letter when I added my further thoughts of doom & gloom, though justified, is he is doing something about what is going on. Dov has decided to pray for those in trying circumstances. Instead of just complaining and doing nothing like so many of us do he took it upon himself to act. After I reread his words I was ashamed that I did not highlight that paragraph.
There are others on my list who are actively involved but I want to focus on just one more in particular. Her name is Dawn Slike. She has taken upon herself and made it almost a personal battle, the fight to protect the unborn. She is adamant about her beliefs and cause. You can read her story on this link:

In conclusion, some may not understand my rants and political emails trying to inform friends and acquaintances, in fact it alienates a lot of people but as with Dov and Dawn who have their way of being active and not sitting idly by, that is my way. So I ask you... what are you doing to change things? And that was Dov's point.


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Inside baseball on the current auto bailout & from my archives of 2006

Hey Gang,
This is fun! I have saved almost all my writings and have been revisiting them lately to explain what is happening now. I want you to read what Tim G. and I wrote back in 2006 about the auto industry. This is no surprise. We have had years to figure out a solution to fix this storm that we are facing. NOTHING was done and now they scream bail us out! Consumer, union, government and management are all to blame. You can't leave any one of them out of this predicament.
But, before you read that letter from 2006 let me give you some inside baseball of what is currently happening with this bailout. I would like to divulge my source but I did not get an OK so will not include a name.
This person feels that the company that stands the best chance of surviving is Chrysler.
Daimler/Chrysler was sold to a holding company for only 7 billion dollars. If Chrysler Holding can not weather this storm a couple of things can happen. One is they go bankrupt and sell off all their assets, land etc... and walk away with a huge profit. If I remember the figure correctly I think it was $30 billion. Keep in mind this is a holding company that buys and sells and has nothing to do with automotive, so its very possible thats why they bought Chrysler in the first place in 2007. The other scenario is go bankrupt, start over but as a non-union auto maker.
BUT and here is the but, this person feels that all this haggling and making the auto makers sweat is all for show. The Democratic elected officials are indebted to the Union for the millions of dollars raised to get them in office. In other words its pay back time and congress won't let the unions fail or they also lose their backing.
Follow all of that? Even though all auto makers are facing a major slow down, the foreign car makers are not facing bankruptcy. So maybe the unions are the biggest cause of all of this.
Stay tuned.
Tim G.'s story
Thursday, March 23, 2006 5:07 AM
Hey Gang,
I was asked by Tim G. who lives in Michigan and works at Ford to pass this along. He is not only concerned about his job but also the state of the American Auto Industry which may fade into oblivion if America doesn't wake up NOW!
Please take the time to read about Tim's concern and PLEASE feel free to pass this on to everyone you know!


American Auto's

Some of the problems that gets me going on a bender:
Too many people are buying imports. Read the media. EVERY DAY the American auto companies (particularly Ford) are constantly being beat up.
Then listen to NPR. Read Consumer Reports or (Foreign) Car and Driver.
The HONDA RIDGELINE is the truck of the year.
That's a UNI-BODY truck, AND can only tow 4500 lbs. I can tow more than twice that with my 10 year old truck.
Look at quality.
Did you know that Toyota recalled two MILLION vehicles last year? NOBODY talks about that. HOWEVER, you'll see that the Ford Crown Victoria is UNSAFE when hit from behind WHILE SITTING STILL, and the car hitting the Crown Vic is doing 60-70 MPH. Show me any car that will stand up to that.
The real facts for the Crown Victoria are amazing!
In reality it is one of the SAFEST vehicles in the country, it EXCEEDS the maximum government crash standard for rear end collision. This Ford makes an excellent family car! It has body-on-frame construction, a V8 that gives great performance AND will still give the driver 20-25 mpg!! Do you ever hear THAT?
As for the frivolous lawsuits by certain police municipalities that sued citing their vehicles were unsafe, Ford REFUSED more fleet sales to them when they requested. Ford said basically "if you are going to sue us for something that we didn't do, than we will not sell you any more vehicles". Good for Ford.

Everybody talks about the Japanese cars being MADE in AMERICA.
No, they are ASSEMBLED in AMERICA of JAPANESE parts, designed in JAPAN and all of the profits of the Japanese cars go to JAPAN. NOT AMERICA.
HONDA is buying soybean farmland around their auto plants in Ohio. Then they LEASE it back to the farmers. The soybeans harvested are finally shipped back to Japan in crates that held all of the Japanese parts that go into making those AMERICAN MADE HONDA'S.
As for the soybeans, here's where that information came from:
Please look at it, there is other information on there that will make you shudder!
Another clever trick of the Japanese is that they handle major issues with their vehicles rather silently. That is, when a customer comes in for an oil change, the dealer fixes the recall/safety/whatever problem as a FAVOR to the customer. Therefore, the customer thinks that Toyota is doing them a favor, when in fact they're covering up a screw up. Did you understand that? Read it again what I just wrote.
Don't people see what's happening here?
PLEASE post ALL of what I tell you on your HEY GANG messages. Those seem to get around, and we need to get the word out that the Americans still make great vehicles.

Your Pal,
Tim G.
I do need to add that the domestic car manufacturers problems are not all due to foreign competition but also to an all to powerful union.
The Unions have such a tight grip on the automakers its difficult for them to stay competitive. They are squeezing the auto companies SO HARD (can you say "don't do my work during the workweek so I can get the overtime") that profits and the costs of benefits are skyrocketing. Therefore the auto companies make all of the cuts to the salaried workers. Union workers are screaming that their co-pays went from 5 to 10 dollars. However, salaried benefit costs have gone up about 80 percent in the last six years.
Wake up America!!

YES Tim I have seen what has happened. I have been screaming about this for years. Not only is this bad for employment but our national security as well which people don't think about.
There is many reasons for the decline of the American Auto Industry. A stubborn and all to powerful Union that would not make concessions and protected workers who should of been canned, labor laws and quotas, EPA and government regulations, mismanagement but the biggest reason in my book is advertisement - people bought the lie that foreign cars are so great.
And I will never understand how Daimler Benz was allowed to buy Chrysler after the US government bailed them out from ruin in the late 70's.
Before we completely lose ALL domestic auto's and another piece of our national identity America better wake up and support Ford and GM. IF we lose them, the slide from being a world leader is going to happen and I am afraid quite quickly. Trust me!!
It so sad what has happened to the once mighty Eagle!

Your Friend,
Carey K. Masci

Have a rebuttal to what Tim or I wrote or would like to add something, please email me with it.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Dov's concerns for the times we are living in

From my good friend Dov.

I have been glued to the internet these last days watching for updates on the terrorist attacks that killed 100's of people over a three day period. I can't believe this world we live in when people just start going around killing random people in the name of some fanatic ideology that has no place in this world. I am not against Muslims but I am against fundamentalist ones that have no regard for human life. I can't comprehend how people could just go in to hotels and train stations and a Jewish synagogue and just go around firing on innocent people it is horrible. A rabbi and his wife just trying teach people about Judaism and don't want to harm anybody, they just want to help people, but they get gunned down not because anything else but because they are Jews and their poor son has to watch the whole horrific incident. Luckily a maid that was hiding grabbed the son and took him out of the building. I also cant comprehend being in a train station
and terrorists just
start gunning down people.

I decided to make an effort every day to pray for the victims familys and the world. I do not reconize the world we live in today, something is definately happening in the background hopefully these are the events before the coming of the Messiah because I dont know how much more of this I can take.
I attached some pics

Dov I completely understand your frustration. I also look around and ask myself how have things become so unraveled? Whether its history, reproduction, or just plain old common sense, the things I was taught in school are almost not valid with todays thinking, and I am not going back that far in time. This evil backlash against good people is mind boggling. Christianity and Judaism from what I know are religions of love and acceptance and yet we bare the blunt and they want to do away with us and not the fanatics, the unnaturals, and corrupt. Just know Dov you are not alone in your feelings.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Kate's concern - Catholic Hospitals may be in trouble

I was talking to my sister about Obama's birth certificate and whether he is truly an American born citizen. Cynthia who is a nurse also discussed this with a friend and fellow worker. She forwarded to me an email from this friend to her about the birth certificate and FOCA. Never hearing of FOCA before I did some research on it. FOCA stands for Freedom of Choice Act, pro abortion legislation. It seems the liberal - Socialist -Democratic party can't come right out and outlaw your religion but what they can do is nibble on the edges by passing laws that make it hard to hold on to your beliefs or morals and limiting religion. We are on a dangerous precedent here. Limit religion or outlaw beliefs you are not staring at socialism but something far worse, communism. Below is a few links you need to read.



Aren't birth records a matter of public record??? If one could not obtain it from the city/state from which he claims to have born then has anyone asked the Mormans?-they do geaneology searches and they seem to come up with all that stuff. You will apprecitate this- Obama's FOCA came up with a friend and she told me it was a hoax. Laughable. I told her that for every "Catholic" who voted for Obama they may have voted us right out of our jobs. You see FOCA will not exempt Catholic Hospitals from doing abortions or having to pay for them-. There is separation of Church and State in everything else but we will be mandated.
Catholic Hospitals may be forced to close rather than be forced to participate in such atrocities unless they amend FOCA to exempt us.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tidbits 2

Sour on Bush
I campaigned my tail off to get President W. Bush reelected. I still think he was a wiser choice than Kerry or Gore BUT he has done things that just make me cringe and question his patriotism. President Bush is petitioning hard to get Panama and Columbia on board the free trade train. In fact he said that he wouldn't even consider a bailout for the American auto makers if congress won't approve the free trade agreements. We are in a midst of an economic meltdown because of these unfair trade deals and he wants to give us more!

Free Trade Bad for All
Exploitation of third world countries. If the farm lands are opened up to free trade the corporate farms over here will flee. I have read that some of the canneries pay $7.00 per hour in America and over in Peru they will only have to pay $7 per day. We lose more jobs, we exploit them for cheap labor, the corporations get richer and our food supply is not watched for safety as it is over here.

More Reasons to Shut Down Free Trade
We always hear the lies why free trade is good for third world countries. But in reality its a lose lose situations for all involved. Some Peruvian farmers are worried that if the free trade deal is signed corporate farms will shut them down. If that happens many will turn to the illegal drug trade. And can you blame them if they are faced with either feeding their family or starving.

Who is against free trade?
One person is Senator Duncan Hunter. But of course he got zero support when he ran for president. It just amazes me people complained about our choices for president but when I mention Duncan Hunter they say who? Maybe a test should be given before a person votes of their knowledge of the issues and the candidates. Face it, the media wins elections - the candidates don't.

Media Wins
You may not understand that last sentence of the media wins elections - the candidates don't. Here is an example. During the last week of the election one of the local news channels had a segment on Obama and McCain. For the Obama part they showed a Democratic head quarters in central Ohio. It was buzzing with activity and excitement. They interviewed a couple of younger volunteers who were energized and just talking up a storm of how important it is to get Obama elected. Then the news channel switched reporters for the McCain update and they showed a lonely farm house. Nothing around. Inside was an older gentleman sitting in a chair. His name was Tom Moe who served in Vietnam with McCain. He spoke slower and of McCain's past war experience. Let me analyze that for you. The average person saw Obama's camp as new, youthful, energized, change. What people seen in the McCain story was grandpa, quiet, past events. Most people don't have a
guard on their brain. They immediately equate the stories as equal. WRONG! If the media was fair they would of interviewed Tom Moe for McCain and another elderly person for Obama. Or if they wanted to show Obama's Democratic headquarters why didn't they compare it to a place like Lake GOP's headquarters to show the hectic pace those volunteers were working at. That's fair and unbiased reporting.

Irony of the election
Yeah I know most of this has been written or I have said it in other articles or its been reported on national news but its still worth repeating. Again this highlights how the media wins elections. Hey if advertising doesn't work why do companies spend BILLIONS on it? All of us can hum or sing at least one commercial and its the same with these multimillion dollar campaigns. During the GOP primaries in Florida Christian Conservatives voted Romney. Anti-Bush and establishment went for McCain. I don't have to explain further the absurdity of those first two examples but the point is the free media or the paid media worked, it convinced voters to vote opposite the truth. And in the presidential election people who wanted change voted Obama and yet he picks old Democratic insiders for his VP and posts. People voted for and passed laws against same sex marriage and yet voted for Obama who is for it. This drives me crazy. People need to wake up,
forget the sound bites, the 60 second ads, and do their own research. I hope my repeating this again will start sinking in.