The Likeable Lies and distrust revealed In the shadow of Ebola.

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There are inherent truths in civilizations born in the governments that rule them. One of these “truths” is the law of unintended consequences of a media that is too much partisan, in any direction.

I will start with an example that infuriates me to this day. That being Benghazi, Libya, 2012 , and the attack on the American Consulate.

Oh how this will incite debate once discussed.

On the one hand we have a full spectrum of questions and doubts that range even to the full blown conspiratorial notions of cover up and treason. Media sources aligned with this have been unrelenting in the coverage , wanting, demanding answers.

On the Other hand we have a full spectrum of questions and doubts,but also a fervor of defense of “their” side that has them dismiss all questioning on the matter, in a circle the wagons mentality, indicting the “other” side for manufacturing scandal. The Media sources aligned with THIS side are dutifully and protectively  quiet.

Now, what is common with either side are “question and doubters” in the middle, leaning one way or the other politically but unsure nonetheless and ask themselves these questions.

    IF they are lying, why the lie, what’s the purpose and.. If someone is lying, can I live with it, for some sort of “Greater”good.

The far sides of this will issue(Benghazi) will not be swayed from their perspective stances. They will either KNOW someone’s lying and demand consequences , or DON’T CARE that’s someone might have, because the Win is what matters, but the core of the issue for the rest of us remains.

Did they LIE, and if so, do I like it because I like the reasons they would have?

    The THEY in all this, is our government, in its various departments and functions over the years.

Now we can apply that final question to some other issues you may have heard of.

(In no particular order.)

IRS targeting of conservative groups.

WMD’s in Iraq.

Global Warming.

Fast and Furious.

Monica Lewinsky.

Affordable Care Act.

ISIS.

The Bergdahl swap.

The Ferguson Shootings.

The VA.

 

In all of these, it’s about getting the truth, or not being concerned with it, depending on your “Identity” politically.

Now One issue, by its very nature is non partisan, and the truth of it is all about life and death, no matter your politics.

EBOLA.

Ebola, in is varied mutations, is the stuff of nightmares made real. Its a killer that literally turns each person it kills into a delivery system to kill others.

There are facts, REAL facts about the Virus that have been vetted by some of the smartest people the world has ever known, and there are questions that those very same people have YET to answer, but someday will, given time.

Last I checked, a Fact was equal to a Truth.

So as the specter of Ebola looms over this whole planet. What we(civilizations) need are

FACTS AND TRUTHS.

Now, her is where partisanship and bias are an absolute cancer to mankind, and this country specifically.

For those whom believe that there Government would lie to them, whether or not they find it a “Likeable Lie”, They now crave truth and facts desperately, for great is the fear of such a monster(Ebola)

The rest of us who just don’t know what to believe, from either side or the government, are stuck in the middle. No less worried , and sometimes in fear.

Because truth has already died to us, long before Ebola ever became something to fear.

 

 

 

 

 

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Encouraging: Skunk Works Reveals Compact Fusion Reactor Details

Amazing!!

Watts Up With That?

WUWT reader Paul Ostergaard  tips us to this article from Aviation Week and Space Technology – video follows

Lockheed Martin aims to develop compact reactor prototype in five years, production unit in 10

Hidden away in the secret depths of the Skunk Works, a Lockheed Martin research team has been working quietly on a nuclear energy concept they believe has the potential to meet, if not eventually decrease, the world’s insatiable demand for power.

Dubbed the compact fusion reactor (CFR), the device is conceptually safer, cleaner and more powerful than much larger, current nuclear systems that rely on fission, the process of splitting atoms to release energy. Crucially, by being “compact,” Lockheed believes its scalable concept will also be small and practical enough for applications ranging from interplanetary spacecraft and commercial ships to city power stations. It may even revive the concept of large, nuclear-powered aircraft that virtually never require…

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Failing a Nation and those who would not let it fail.

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I am the son of a Veteran. My grandfather served, my brother, nephew, uncles, aunts, cousins, and many dear friends. I have always taken great pride, in my pride, of being an American.

Why, because of how we came to be, what we have overcome, what we have done, as a nation.

In the nature of my reasoning, I have come to a single, salient, reason for all of the above.

Those who have served, fought, and died for our nation.

To me, it is an inescapable reason why we still exist as a nation at all. So you would understand how vexed I might be, given all that I have conveyed, as to why we cannot take care of those who have served this nation.

I am , referring of course, to the Horrendous and complete Failure by Veterans Affairs to provide not just adequate, but exceptional care for EVERY SINGLE MAN AND WOMAN WHOM HAVE SERVED THIS NATION HONORABLY.

These men and women, many injured in defense of this nation, and each other(That itself an action truly noble)  should never suffer unduly.

Not an hour, a day or in this case months….

http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-14-02603-267.pdf

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What happened in Arizona is just one, ONE horrific example of how we are failing our veterans. There are so many(examples) that I could not Read them any longer without being so very upset. I kept thinking there has to be justice ,Real justice for such an affront to the real honor of this nation that is personified in the flesh and blood of Veterans. And what has been done to rectify this collapse of hounor by The V.A.?

Behold, shame upon failure.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/four-va-execs-targeted-for-termination-but-no-one-has-actually-been-fired-yet/article/2554509

Four… almost fired people, when hundreds, and I fear thousands, have died waiting WAITIING…. for an appointment, to seek care for wounds earned, and bodies broken in defense of You and I .

Anyone knows me Knows the level of sarcasm and derision I can let loose on matters, both big and small, as a matter of Me being me. I will not do that now, in honor of what the importance of this matter represents.

I will merely take a moment a be silent.

Its the best reverence I can muster amidst sadness and shame, for those who died waiting for their nation to honor them, for keeping us safe, making us strong, and insuring we are Free.

Update!

 If you feel as I do and want to Help please the Link Below!!

http://cv4a.org/cva-launches-get-veteran-effort-make-veterans-voices-heard-election-day/