SENATORS say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that fear must be nothing compared to the fear the first graders in Sandy Hook Elementary School felt as their lives ended in a hail of bullets. — Gabrielle Giffords
Personally experiencing a life and death situation this past year, I've wanted to share with you my thoughts on an interesting book, that i recently finished by Bronnie Ware, titled: The Top Five Regrets of The Dying.
In this thought-provoking book, she recorded the most common regrets of the dying and the guilt that they felt in nearing their last days.
Ironically true for most of us, among the top ones in it, are 'I wish I hadn't worked so hard'.
What would your biggest regret be if this was your last day of life?
The truth, is that most of us do not think about death. We believe that death is in the far future, so we don’t worry about it. It’s an enigma that no one wants to talk about.
Even the elderly, do not want to talk about it. It’s scary because no one really knows what lies after death. We would like to believe that there is an afterlife, but the reality is that we have no clue.
It all starts with finding your dreamThe place to start your life journey is of course finding that dream. Many of us dream, but what many of us take for granted is that dreams are powerful.
Dreams are among those precious few intangibles that have inspired men and women to get up, go to hell and back, and change the world. So what do dreams help us accomplish?
Why America needs an Obama victory on November 6
With less than 24 hours to go in the biggest election of our lifetime, America has reached the crossroad right now. Voters must decide whether to take America in one of two separate paths. America is counting on its voters to make the right choice in order to keep her viable and sustainable in this world.
As you look at the entrance to the first path on the right, you see fresh roses, green grass and a jovial Mitt Romney handing out lei flower necklaces as the voters enter.
At the entrance to the other path, which has no flowers, freshly laid grass seed and lots of dust; you have a stern looking Barack Obama handing out shovels and picks as the voters who chose it, enter that pathway.
Mitt Romney the 45th President of the United States of America:
Come November 6, the United States will see the biggest political shocker in the history of this great young nation. Mitt Romney will be unofficially declared the next US President-elect. As an undecided voter, until late in the process for this election, I have seen the media the last few days with all of the Hurricane Sandy coverage, all but re-elect President Obama for the November 6 election for the United States Presidency.
When voicing your strong opinion can be treacherous
Popular Bolivian radio journalist Fernando Vidal was attacked and doused with fire, while he was conducting his radio show in the southern city of Yacuiba.
What can drive men, into such a religious fervor, that they would not stop at anything to have a young girl killed; simply because she speaks and writes about wanting her and other girls to get an opportunity to get an education?
These religious fanatics are who many of us have come to know as the Taliban. They are the most recent cowards of our time today as they cannot comprehend what drawing a line is, with taking the lives of women and children.
Yesterday, Colin Powell announced that he we was going to endorse Barack Obama for this presidential election. Moments after this announcement came, the progressive blogs were commenting and praising the announcement like the Daily Kos, which stated that in the world of endorsements, this is as big as it gets.” I agree with their statement wholeheartedly.
However, later on that evening, during the Pierce Morgan broadcast, the guest was top Mitt Romney advisor, John Sununu, who was the former Governor of New Hampshire. He weighed in on Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama after being asked for his reason on Powell’s endorsement.
Sununu stated: "Frankly, when you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or whether he's got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama.” When pressed on by Morgan, he stated that was because of race.
Right then, the image of Kanye West popped into my head during the Hurricane Katrina Telethon Fundraiser years ago on NBC. Standing next to Mike Meyers, Kanye west alleged, in his own words, "George Bush doesn't care about black people." He also claimed that America is setup to help the poor "as slow as possible."
Those comments were heard and seen when the program aired live on TV and were clearly what was not scripted for West on the teleprompter.
Personally, I own a few Kanye West albums, but the word ignorance is an understatement with this faulty reasoning, just like the former governor’s. Sununu’s comments last night should land his face next to West’s in the dictionary, after the definition for ignorance.
What is even more amazing about Sununu’s blatant obliviousness , which I will wait to hear from the conservative blogs about this, is that this man was not just chosen, but reelected governor of his state.
Personally, I am definitely not a fan of General Colin Powell. Why would I say this? Powell is the four star general that went in front of the United Nations back in 2012 and made the presentation to the entire world on why we should invade Iraq and showed us the evidence for this as well. To this day, we all know that this was THE big lie.
Back to the point, with Governor Sununu; if this is the best reason that he could come up with for Powell endorsing Obama, it is a very sad reflection on our society, as we are all guilty of putting them ( West & Sununu) in this position, to make incendiary comments like that on race.