Monday, January 24, 2011

A look back at an article I wrote from 2006

The House voted to raise the minimum wage to $7.25 per hour in the next 3 years but the Senate rejected it. We can all breathe a sigh of relief.

Before you get upset let me explain it this way.... What are You willing to pay for a burger at your favorite fast food establishment? $3, $4, $5, $6 or more? IF the minimum wage gets raised so will EVERYTHING else!!

Its dumb for me to even have to explain this but minimum wage will never over take the higher paying jobs!

Minimum wage will never be enough to raise a family on which was one of the arguments used to raise it.

Should someone in high school or anyone else for that matter make that much working at an entry level position? Of course not.

The only winner here is the government, higher prices more tax revenue.

If you really want this economy to take off and control inflation lower the wage or keep it as is and let the market dictate whats paid.

By raising the minimum wage all it does is decrease the value of the dollar even more.

As much as I didn't want the minimum wage raised there was other issues attached that also didn't pass which is unfortunate. The others were, a permanent cut in the estate tax and extend tax breaks for business research, college tuition and state sales tax.

The Democrats complained that the Republicans played politics by attaching other bills to the minimum wage raise and should of had a straight up and down vote instead. Though that may be true, the Republicans were still willing to compromise but the Democrats not willing to allow tax breaks defeated the wage hike.

Just remember this when you go to the polls in November.
Carey K. Masci

note: minimum wage was raised in 2007

Thursday, January 20, 2011

U.S. poisoning us?

  Have you heard about this? Don’t know if it’s true or not, but that’s the basis of why I refuse to take a flu shot
 I am not sure what to make of this, I do know Russia has had the technology for years to seed clouds and disburse them for their communist day parade to insure the weather is right.  This is just one article of the many about this topic
And something is going on with the massive bird and fish kills going on all around the globe.
My friend James just sent me this link about HAARP which manipulates the weather.
The one scripture that comes to my mind is: 
"And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the Elect's sake those days shall be shortened"
(Matthew 24:22).
 Could we be heading there?

Another email I received concerning the shooting in Arizona

Another email I received concerning the shooting in Arizona.

This one came from a friend who forwarded a posting from her friend of what he had on his Face Book page. In so many words it blames people like Glen Beck for the shooters rampage.
He wrote:

The most succinct comparison I have heard on the matter is that the flu bug takes out the weak people first. When you create a climate of violent talk, when you fill the airwaves with chatter about "enemies of the state" and "second amendment solutions," the sane people among us will take it for what it is: entertainment at best, vote-grabbing nonsense at worst. But it should come as no surprise when some nutjob hears it as a call to action and acts accordingly.

I presume that Glenn Beck will come on the radio and TV tomorrow and will state that he does not condone violence of any sort. Maybe he'll even cry a little. But then he'll launch right back into his moneymaking talk that some lone nut out there will see as a call to action. I'm sorry, but the man has blood on his hands.

Don't get me wrong: there are just as many nutjobs on the fringes of the left as there are on the fringes of the right. For every AR-15 toting Tea Bagger who takes the Gadsden Flag just a little too far, there’s an owl-loving, bomb-making Weatherman type on the left. But Glenn Beck's speaking to the ones on the right, and any action that they take in response to his callings is readably foreseeable.

At the end of the day, the only ones out there who can bring about a cessation to Glenn Beck’s violent rants are his fans. If his followers would simply tell him to take a chill pill, and tone it down a few notches, we’d all be better for it. A little more panic to help Goldline's sales and a little less coded calls for violent action.
This man must live in a bubble, a warm and fuzzy bubble.

What I try to tell these people over and over again without success is what does Glenn Beck or others like him have to do with the erosion of freedoms America is facing? They are just the messengers.

Is Glenn Beck, Rush, Sarah Palin, and others like them, responsible for the devaluing of our dollar? Run away debt? Inflation? Joblessness? People losing their homes?

Or what about other issues such as failing to protect our boarders and yet we as citizens have to get passports? The removal of crosses even at sites that honor vets? Forcing the homosexual lifestyle upon us? Mandatory house inspections such as in Euclid where they issue warrants if you do not allow them?

Or how about something like the freeway walls that are making people feel trapped and boxed in?

I could go on and on with serious issues facing America that are giving people the sense of hopelessness. Did Glenn Beck or the others create any of these? Of course not.

Maybe I am wrong, but to me Glenn Beck is an opportunist. He reminds me of the fake healing Evangelists who didn't live the lifestyle or believe in God as they preached. Did people get healed and saved at these revivals? Yes, but it was the words of the message not the messenger who did the work.

Is Glenns message right on? YES! Does he speak the truth about the consequences America is facing if we don't change our ways? YES!

But all Glenn Beck is is just a mouth piece for the people. You can shut him up but Americas problems won't go away and people will still be on the verge of revolt or they will take matters into their own hands and do senseless things. That's what hopelessness breeds, the messengers.... they just tell it like it is.

Carey Masci

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Is this karma?

A day after LeBron Tweets:

“Crazy. Karma is a b——.. Gets you every time. Its not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!”

This happens:

LeBron James sprained his left ankle on Wednesday night and says he will decide Thursday if he will play in Miami’s game at Denver.

Is this Karma?


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Its starting - added comments

As we go back and forth issues warnings of whom will be blamed lets keep in mind the people who had their lives cut short. I know I had to check myself and put things in perspective as I immediately upon hearing the news emailed everyone warning what was to come without truly thinking on the lose of life.

So lets not be like the Liberal/Socialist/Democrats whom seem to have pushed aside the real horror and are doing much finger pointing ready to pounce on this opportunity to implement their agenda. Lets be aware but lets not forget the real tragedy. Sad!
Continuing on.....
Right after I emailed everyone in my contacts I received replies. These are the comments:

Are you aware that Congresswoman Giffords was a Blue Dog democrat, and not a bleeding heart liberal like Pelosi? Did you know Giffords voted against Pelosi becoming minority speaker? The kid was 22. What the HELL is in a 22 year old kid's mind that makes it "understandable" to commit this action? Explain this to me. (name withheld)

OK I will explain!
NO HOPE! That is what is understandable.
Have we not removed God from everything? Have we not created class warfare? Have we not created a dependence on government? Have we not preached gloom and doom with the green movement that says the sky is falling? Have we not made our country unstable with little in the way of economic hope for the future? Have we not screwed with peoples minds with going against the laws of nature by promoting homosexuality?

And do we know that this lady was shot because she was a Democrat or was she shot from a socialist nutcase because she was not liberal enough?

I understand this and it is only the beginning. And again the media will blame Christian Conservatives, get ready for it. Read history and about Hitler, we have seen this before.
Follow? Or should I go on?

Do we know that the assassin is not a communist who was upset that Congresswoman Giffords, who is being described as a 'moderate' or 'Blue Dog' Democrat, was not supporting Obama's communist policies completely enough? Or that he was not a programmed, mind-controlled government agent whose action was designed to further restrict our God-given rights, especially those guaranteed by the First and Second amendments? Or that the powers that be wanted her dead for some unexplained reason? She was reported dead by several networks before a correction was made.

Also, don't call him crazy. His attorneys could use such allegations to avoid the death penalty.

For life and liberty,
David Macko
The right is already getting blamed by the Pee Dee
Perhaps the Tree of Liberty is thirsty?

Carey - I believe the motive has a 50/50 chance of being either by a socialist who believed she was too moderate and being by someone who was against illegal immigration (which we should be against it) but for all the wrong reasons. Perhaps it was the context in which you used the word "understandable" that confused me. Given all of the criteria that you've listed, it is "understandable" or rather, comprehendable that something like this could happen. When you remove God from the schools, you remove conscience from the schools. I understand that. What I don't find "understandable" is how a 22 year old is arrogant enough to think he has suffered enough that could even remotely warrant shooting a bunch of people in cold blood. Giffords is Pro-2nd Amendment, and she herself owns a 9mm glock which she didn't think she would need to bring to a local gathering. Thanks to this NUTCASE, one of the few democratic allies that the 2nd amendment had is either going to have too much brain damage to be a supporter anymore or will be scared into changing her stance on the 2nd amendment entirely. Stupid people are the reasons why there are warning labels on everything. And dangerous and reckless people are the reasons why politicians think that some liberties must be infringed upon.
I believe in freedom, too, Carey. But all to often, we forget that true freedom is only possible in a moral society, as one of our founders (I forget which one) so eloquently opined. The liberals and socialists are a large part of why morality was purged from the schools, and thereby, freedom. Whether it was a deranged perversion of a conservative or whether it was a fabian socialist, either one should be prosecuted. Unfortunately, AZ no longer has the death penalty, because in this case, I think they should have kept it. I do not believe that this was a random act. I believe there was a definitive purpose and motive, to kill Giffords and to take some of her supporters and/or constituents with her. Maybe some of the people shot weren't even people who voted for her, but instead people who wanted her to listen. I suspect both left and right wingers were killed in this act.
I will continue in another posting.
Carey Masci

just in - its starting

I forgot to post this so doing it now.
I wrote this immediately after finding out about the shooting, Saturday, January 8, 2011 4:21 PM
The facts are still coming out but its starting. I do not condone this type of action but I do understand it. People are frustrated and worried about their country, personal freedoms and finances and this type of violence may be the first with more to come. Keep an eye on the reports coming out as I am sure they will spin this as Right Wing Conservative Fanatics spawned by the evil Tea Parties.


Sunday, January 09, 2011

The loss of American Independence! NE Ohio/Pa beware

This was sent to me by Bernie who is keeping tabs on this regionalism issue. REGIONALISM IS BAD! Another socialist term for spreading the wealth. They have chased our jobs away and now they want to leach onto each other thinking they can save money and share. Its like hooking up an IV to a dead person only to drain the living.

Read this one sentence I copied from the attachment:

Speak to NE Ohio/NW Pennsylvania/Mahoning Valley Region as One Voice in Terms of Land Use

Where this goes who knows, less land and property rights for you? More than likely.
Carey Masci
Here is the second round of Ashtabula county planning Commissioners proposal on collaboration of Economic Development program! I call it Sustainable Development, where the Governing Bodies of Ashtabula County are talked into a Regional Ideology hoping for prosperity for their regions, what they do not understand is this Regional Initiative will only prevent the citizens of their communities the right to have any say of who controls these programs, the decisions will be made by Private / Public Partnership committee people! The next thing for these Regionalist is to destroy the Constitution of this United States!