~A Veteran~

A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of "Up to and including my life". That is honor, and there are far too many people in this country who no longer understand it. - Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holy Crap Batman! GWS is Cooties in disguise!

I must be a walking Cootie Machine! I wonder sitting here why my arms and legs have not fallen off, or my eye has not just popped right out of it's socket by now!

Leprosy has NOTHING on what I must be a bonafide carrier of!

I am a certified GWS-CCC (Gulf War Syndrome) Cootie Carrying Cadaver!

I should be dead already! At least according to Dr. Larry Goss of Walters,


My children's father was in the first Gulf War to liberate Kuwait from Saddam. He was there in Iraq with the 24Th INF Div (M) and traveled well into Iraq...doing many things. He took the PB Pills, his MOP suit did not work, he blew bomb bunkers, he was exposed to a multitude of ordinance and oil field fires set by the Iraqis. He was given a barrage of injections as a "precaution" or perhaps as a "guinea pig" for scientific research testing. He was exposed to Anthrax injections, Sarin gases, and "other."

He now has lypoma--it spreads all over his body, PTSD, degeneration in his joints and knees, and a laundry list of other ailments. He looks 15 years his senior.

Yet through all of that, I am suppose to believe he is "contagious". That the illnesses our veterans suffer from are viral and bacterial.
If this is true, does it mean EVERYONE who steps foot in the middle east will be exposed to the super cootie? Will every foreigner who comes to the united States via the Middle East be quarantined now? HOW FAR does the madness go?

My guess is all the way to the Reversible White Jacket Lounge.

DOCTOR CLAIMS HE "CAUGHT" GULF WAR ILLNESS BY TREATING GW VETERANS -- Dr. Larry Goss of Walters,Oklahoma says he and other doctors contracted sickness just by being near Gulf War vets.

Walters -- The U.S. Government is now finally acknowledging a mystery illness from the Gulf War is real, and backs the claims made by sick veterans. The report stated that more than 175,000 veterans of the first Gulf War in 1991 came down with Gulf War Syndrome, which opens up a person's immune system to many disease.

Some local physicians also came down with the syndrome simply by treating veterans who suffer from the disease. Dr. Larry Goss has been practicing medicine in Walters for years, and during that time he says he has treated dozens of Gulf War veterans. He says he has had the syndrome, and has never even been to Iraq.

In 1991, the first Gulf War was filled with bombs and explosions that landed in areas that many believe were poisoned with toxic chemicals, and a recent government report states that the fallout from some of those bombs could have physically affected U.S. troops. Goss says that one particular explosion in Khamisiyah, Iraq caused a massive fallout of sarin gas and other chemicals.

Goss says U.S. troops were forced to take ‘P.B. Pills' prior to being exposed to sarin gas, but that those pills could make symptoms of a gas attack much more severe if taken before exposure. "It actually made the effects and exposure to Sarin worse," he said. Goss says he's relieved that after so many years of studying Gulf War Syndrome that the government finally is making its determination. "There's a camel under the tent," he said. "They've admitted to at least one aspect of what's been going on."

Veteran Joe McDowney says he was 15 miles from Khamisiyah when there was an explosion, the gas of which ultimately gave him many symptoms of many illnesses. "Joint aches, having trouble sleeping, having trouble walking - I was diagnosed 10 years ago with having multiple sclerosis...it's nowhere in my family gene traits," he said.

Dr. Goss says the government's admission that Gulf War Syndrome actually exists is only a first step. He says they need to do more. "This one aspect that they looked at is not the entire ideology of this constellation of illnesses that we call the Gulf War Syndrome," he said. "I believe they did something they don't want to be held accountable for, otherwise we wouldn't be having this discussion 17 years later."

The committee's report also recommended that Congress boost funding for research on Gulf War veterans health to at least $60 million per year.


Monday, December 8, 2008

To the Officers of the United States Military Forces-Letter of Your Oath

An Open Letter To The Officers Of The United States Military Forces

In the course of recent history there have occurred numerous events which give
rise to our urgent concern as to where your immediate loyalty lies. Is it with the
People of the several united States of America, or is it to the would-be Commander
in Chief, the president elect and to the Supreme Court of the United States?

Because of numerous apparently erroneous decisions made by the Supreme Court
in the near past, decisions that were more political than constitutional, there is a
well-seated concern regarding their decision on a very serious allegation before
them today. The concern is that the president-elect in the person of Barrak Hussein

Obama is not qualified to fill the office of President of the United States and that
of Commander-In-Chief of the military forces of this great nation because of
constitutional restrictions for the candidate to that high office.
It is a question of his status as a natural born citizen of these United States.

If the Supreme Court makes the correct decision according to the Constitution of
the United States and finds that Mr. Obama is not qualified to that office there
will have to be another selection to fill the office and give to you and your
fellow officers a proper, constitutional Commander-in-Chief.

If, however, as anticipated, the Supreme Court errs to political pressure and allows
the faulted election of Barak Hussein Obama to stand, then you will have to make the
personal, serious decision to act under your oath-of-office as a commissioned officer
of the United States of America. You cannot lawfully serve under an unconstitutional
president. Any orders issued as Commander-in-Chief will be unlawful orders.

History is replete with examples of the people's worst enemy being their own
government taken over by power hungry despots. I have no reason to believe
that human nature has changed - that given the opportunity, evil men will impose
their will upon the populace.

The form of government established by this Nation's founders is one of Law
based upon absolute Principles, not upon the whims of individuals nor even of the
majority of the people. They wrote a Constitution expressly limiting the authority
of the federal government and denying to elected leadership unilateral and
unquestioned authority.

You are reminded that your oath upon commissioning as an officer of this nation
is to the support and defense of that Constitution against all enemies, foreign or
domestic and through it, the people of these several States. It is not to obey a
Commander in Chief, whether qualified or not. Even less is it to obey the faulted
decision of a faulted court.

You are further reminded that it is well established in international law that
following the orders of a superior authority is no defense in your personal
responsibility for unlawful acts by you as commissioned military leaders.

It is with these points in mind that I demand that you make a personal decision
and public commitment that, if and when you are ordered to accept a blatantly
unconstitutional decision that grossly damages our constitutional underpinnings,
action against the people of these several States or the Constitution established
by them, you stand with the people and their Constitution to protect them from
intrusion upon the rights, their persons and their property and to defend them
against all actions, either violent or non-violent, perpetrated by those enemies,
domestic or foreign, whose object is the destruction of the Constitution.

I call upon you to renounce any action in violation of the people or their
Constitution, and to bring to bear all the forces under your command to the
protection and defense of these high purposes.

In the Name of the Almighty God, I fully expect you to fulfill to the maximum
your obligations set forth in your oath of office - I will accept nothing less.

Bob Worn, Major - USAF (Retired)

1811 Shamburger Road

Gilmer , Texas 75645-2810


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Detroit Big 3--Parable of Defeat--30 years of Repeating


A Japanese company ( Toyota ) and an American company (Ford) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River. Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race.

On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile.

The Americans, very discouraged and depressed, decided to investigate the reason for the crushing defeat. A management team made up of senior management was formed to investigate and recommend appropriate action.

Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people rowing and 1 person steering, while the American team had 8 people steering and 1 person rowing.

Feeling a deeper study was in order, American management hired a consulting company and paid them a large amount of money for a second opinion.

They advised, of course, that too many people were steering the boat, while not enough people were rowing.

Not sure of how to utilize that information, but wanting to prevent another loss to the Japanese, the rowing team's management structure was totally reorganized to 4 steering supervisors, 3 area steering superintendents, and 1 assistant superintendent steering manager.

They also implemented a new performance system that would give the 1 person rowing the boat greater incentive to work harder. It was called the 'Rowing Team Quality First Program,' with meetings, dinners, and free pens for the rower There was discussion of getting new paddles, canoes, and other equipment, extra vacation days for practices and bonuses.

The next year the Japanese won by two miles.

Humiliated, the American management laid off the rower for poor performance, halted development of a new canoe, sold the paddles, and canceled all capital investments for new equipment. The money saved was distributed to the Senior Executives as bonuses and the next year's racing team was out-sourced to India....

Here's something else to think about:
Ford has spent the last thirty years moving all its factories out of the US, claiming they can't make money paying American wages.

TOYOTA has spent the last thirty years building more than a dozen plants inside the US. The last quarter's results:

TOYOTA makes 4 billion in profits while Ford racked up 9 billion in losses. Ford folks are still scratching their heads.