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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Frustration, Ranting.....and More Price Increases

Hi everyone! Well, I try to keep my posts here out of the political arena, but I'm crossing that line here today. Are any of you feeling frustrated at what the United States is doing militarily right now? Was it not enough that we were engaged in 2 'wars', we had to go and start a 3rd? Seriously? Does this make sense to anyone out there? Going and invading a country who has done absolutely no harm to us......I'm sorry it just makes no sense to me. Do we really need to lose more soldiers? someone's precious child? in battle's like this? I'm just overwhelmed with feelings of frustration right now. A fighter plane crashed there today. How many millions of dollars were just wasted? Thank God the soldiers lived through it! Are we so numb to this garbage that, when we start to see the nightly news reports on soldiers killed in Libya, we won't do a thing about it? I hope and pray we won't.

Remember this interview with then-senator Obama saying the first thing he would do if elected president would be to bring troops home from Iraq? Ummmm, it's been a few years now, I think. How close are we to bringing those troops home?

And did you know that just last week the House voted on bringing our troops home from Afghanistan by the end of 2011? Guess what. They voted it down. Surprised? Only 93 congressmen voted FOR the resolution. 93! And did you know that only 8 of those 93 votes were from Republicans? And NONE of those voting to bring the troops home this year were newly elected 'tea-party' representatives. Let that be a warning to you: voting party lines and voting for folks who don't even have a platform, is not necessarily a good thing.

I called my congressman and senators today to let them know that I want our troops out of Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. I'm going to call them everyday if I have to until all of our soldiers are home. Forget about the soldiers that are lost overseas....think about the money spent over there! Our government is broke. Can a broke nation afford to start and maintain a third war? Oh, people, it does not bode well for us financially! The Russians left Afghanistan after a 10 year war and that war led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Can we expect to pull out of 3 wars in better shape than we went in? Prepare for the worst......

On to other news, did you see this article? Procter & Gamble has announced that they will be raising detergent prices. The price increases go into effect on June 6th. (Don't you like how they warn us? If you use items like Tide, Gain, or Era this might be a good time to stock up!) The article also discusses price increases by other companies such as Starbucks and Kimberly-Clark. Folks, prices are going up but I don't think our paychecks are going up that quickly!! It's time to watch where your pennies are going, shop sales, grow a garden (the above pic is some of the seeds I've started). It's time to embrace your frugal side!! It's time to stock-up! It's time to prep, folks! Like my dad used to say, 'There's no better time than the present!'

Prep On!
Gen-IL Homesteader

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Aloha2U said...

Excellent post Gen! And I thought I was the only one thinking like this. I mean geez, they can spend billions on wars but they can't help the American people that are jobless, lost their homes and everything else. It just makes no sense.

Our guys and gals will never ever get out of the Middle East. When is everyone going to start standing up and using their God given power that we each have to make that difference?

ARGH! I feel the same frustration as you sister. Everything just makes no sense. A thought floated by, maybe we should all just stop buying everything and anything for a day. And then go to the bank and just deposit 25 cents, then the very next day take out all our money except for 25 cents lol.

Also stop buying gas for a day, just start boycotting and revolting in way that would hit them where it counts and show them where the real power lies-with the people.

America needs to wake up. When are the people going to realize that we are all being used. We are all being set up.

Gen-IL Homesteader said...

Aloha, I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. You're right...we ARE being used. But, so many people can't or WON'T see it! It is so sad and so frustrating. And, you're right-we DO have the power. It's got to be shown somehow, someday......We just can't keep going down this 'road to hell' forever. Something's got to break. Soon. I hate this helpless, frustrated feeling. Argghh!!

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