As I See It
The German government has accused the American commander of the allies in Europe, Gen Philip Breedlove of, disseminating ‘dangerous propaganda’ by minimizing the extent of Putin’s military in his annexation of parts of Ukraine. Putin denies that his military is fighting with the Pro-Russian separatist fighters in Ukraine. He claims that the people in that area are fighting for ‘freedom’ as they try to add parts of the Ukraine to Putin’s ‘empire’.
But US Lt Gen Ben Hodges, commander of the US Army in Europe, says that, in fact, at least 12,000 Putin troops are inside UKRAINE capturing more and more territory for Putin’s ‘separatist army’ which is directly proven to include Putin’s soldiers through satellite imagery, which anyone in the world can view for themselves. Hundreds of Russian soldiers have been killed in the separatist area of the Ukraine. Continue reading
Will it ever end?
Is it even real?
As I See It, most people accept that our Planet Earth has changed several times over its millions of years of existence.
But, for some reason, many intelligent, educated people insist that those changes have stopped and that the weather we have now is the same as it’s always been, and it will continue, unchanged for ever.
Unfortunately, ‘we, the people’ have no way of learning the ‘facts’ because, today, the ‘media’ (news, television, the internet), are firmly in the control of biased, extremists on both sides of every issue.
So, the ‘news’ we get is “There is no problem!” or ‘We have a total disaster!”
But, there are a few ‘facts’ which, I think, most people will accept.
The years 2016 and 2020 are the warmest years on record. Continue reading
-Air B&B in The Villages?
Apparently, many residents feel that short-term rentals in The Villages should be stopped.
Over-all management of residential districts and amenities in The Villages is controlled by several ‘CDD’s.
These ‘Community Development Districts’ are appointed by the Developer.
Obviously, that being the case, their primary function is to protect the best interests of the ‘Developer/Ownership/Management.
So far they have not addressed the short-term rental market issue. Continue reading
Police and Politics.-Is it intimidating when an armed, uniformed Police Officer asks. “I support TRUMP. You?”
-Is it ok for a uniformed Police Officer to appear in political ads for a candidate for mayor or a State or Federal politician?
Apparently, in Jacksonville several armed, uniformed officers, standing in front of a marked police car, are running ads supporting the mayor. their boss!
Their remarks praise the mayor and, of course, ridicule his opponent.
It’s true that Federal Law (Hatch Act) prohibits Federal Government employees from similar political shenanigans.
Of course the mayor’s lawyer says “There’s nothing on the books prohibiting off-duty, uniformed officers from participating in political ads”. Continue reading
Apparently the assumed protection of using a NOTARY is bogus!
To be recorded, a document/deed has to be notarized.
The State of Florida is supposed to ‘register and regulate’ Public Notaries.
Your County Recording Department does not verify, or even check that a document is genuine.
Your County Recording Department does not verify or check that the Notary even exists! Continue reading
The United States Supreme Court – No ‘Government-In-The-Sunshine’ here!
The news media reports the recent leak about abortion, as an ‘invasion of the judges privacy’.
But wouldn’t you think that the American People have every right to know what’s going on up there?
These people seem think that we should wait for their decision on what’s best for us, while they deny us the right to decide for ourselves.
(Kinda like ‘Big Brother in ‘1984’.
Fortunately, in the past, there has often been that one glimmer of freedom when a brave ‘insider’ told us what was going on.
Back in 1852, the New-York Tribune published the intended decision of Pennsylvania vs a Bridge Company which, probably was leaked by one of the justices,
So a so-called ‘leak’ is OK when they do it themselves? Continue reading
In a democracy ‘the people’ get to “deliberate on, and decide legislation”. I don’t think there is any such country anywhere in the world.
In a ‘Representative Democracy’ the people elect someone to make decisions for them.
Communist or Capitalist, it’s about the same – ‘big money’ dictates who gets elected, and the winners serve themselves.
Exactly who ‘the people’ are and how authority is shared among or delegated by the people has changed over time and at different rates in different countries,
but over time more and more of a democratic country’s inhabitants have generally been included.
Supposedly, democracy ensures freedom of assembly and association, property rights, freedom of religion and speech, inclusiveness and equality, citizenship, consent of the governed, voting rights, freedom from unwarranted governmental deprivation of the right to life and liberty, and minority rights. Continue reading
Recently, I’ve noticed so many people stating their version of the origin, the meaning, the intent and the effect of the Con-stitution of the United States of America.
For example, one starts, “Let me clarify what the ‘experiment’ (of the U.S Constitution) is”. He the stated, “When this na-tion was founded, foreign nations were ruled by kings, tsars, autocrats. Even England still had a monarchy, in its queen”.
(Question – At that time, wasn’t there a ‘King’ of England?)
The writer continued, “Our country was founded as a democracy where our leaders were elected by the people.”
(Question-Is the USA a ‘democracy’ or a Representative, Democratic Republic?)
Then, he claims, “Our laws were enacted by elected representatives of the people, to benefit the people fairly and justly.”
(Q-Are these assertions based on a study these ‘elected representatives?’ Continue reading
Your Bad Dog!
Apparently we had another incident of a pet dog biting a neighbor.
Mostly the reactions of owners, victims and officials are inappropriate, uninformed and cruel.
Out of ignorance (or worse), you teach your dog that its job is to ‘defend’ you, your home and your property. Then, when it does it’s best to repel an ‘invader’ you’re yelling and almost choking it on the leash (or worse).
Although most owners are in denial, fact is that any dog is capable of biting.
Don’t bother to ask an owner “Does your dog bite?” In the right (wrong?) circumstances, any dog might bite (or try to).
Many experts claim that fear is the most frequent reason, but, As I See It, that’s not true. Continue reading
By Tony Powell
Is Putin stealing Ukraine!
Do we care?
Apparently Former President Donald Trump thinks that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is the ‘savvy’ act of a ‘genius’
As we all know, Putin has thousands of military units on the border and has already started an invasion.
Most other world leaders think it’s an act of war.
What’s disappointing in the media coverage is that they portray Putin’s actions as somehow, unusual or disruptive – while as the same time refusing to acknowledge that taking over other peoples property; their homes, their land their country, is the way that the world works, and the way that this world of ours has always worked. Continue reading