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July 18, 2007 [ More archived home pages here ]

Enjoying My American Freedom


The above image, Angle Of Incidence is also available as a Desktop

Today's song is Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley, released in 1969.

Every time a report comes out about the War on Terror or a warning about a terrorist attack, so many people start talking about how it's all hype and only an excuse to eliminate our freedoms here in the United States.

I have no idea what they are talking about. I have just as much freedom today as ever. I'm not taken back by any of the security measures implemented by the government. Not one security measure enacted has reduced my freedom one bit. I don't believe any other American's freedom has been negatively impacted either.

In short, I don't buy the hype about loss of American freedom.

Instead, I buy into the fact that the War on Terror is real. I'm as prepared as I can be to deal with any terrorist threat and ready to deal with terrorists if I encounter them. But, it is doubtful I will ever encounter terrorists because the security measures in place are pretty good ones.

As long as my leaders understand and are willing to proactively fight the War on Terror on my behalf, to keep security measures in place, my freedoms will endure.

Nonetheless, I am my best First Responder. I don't defer that action to anyone else. I believe when it's time to act, act! Not to call for someone else to act. That's what protecting my freedom is all about.

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Who says the Mac is not ready for the enterprise? This is a great story to kill that myth off.

Once again, Parallels Desktop 3 plays a role in why the Mac is ready in the enterprise.

Exercise your unrestricted American freedom to change!

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I published six more iPhone Desktops in portrait mode. Heart's On Fire and Vision At Ocean Shores are shown as a thumbnails below. The actual iPhone downloadable images are 320 x 480 pixels at 160 dpi.

Of course, when you're at a conference, you might with to use this iPhone approach instead.

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Gordon Porter sent me two images for use on my John Honeyman page. John understod the concept of freedom very well.

John Honeyman Captured, #410

John Honeyman and George Washington, #452

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My friend and author, Robert M. Katzman, will be presenting one of his stories in Naperville, IL this month. I've reviewed several of Bob's books and made a podcast interview [ Link since removed ] with him.

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Looking to improve your grammar? I am. :-)

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For those nervous about the Internet Age. I wrote about a real myth on May 6, 2005.

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There is no myth or hype as I conclude today's message with this Digital Insight.

Tomb of the Last Assassin (Created in November 2003)

Assassins and terrorists are closely related in my mind. Terrorists are not criminals, they are warriors at war with me, you, and every other person that are not part of their cause. In the War on Terrorism, the inalienable right of self-defense is present at all times and we all should remember to act accordingly.

Assassins are a different breed, most of them are criminals, where criminal law has jurisdiction. The terrorists and assassins are essentially cowards because they can't work through peaceful means in an attempt to achieve their goals.

They can kill and wound many of us, but they can never win, because they are too few to defeat us. In the end, they will die and lose without the fruition of their ideas coming to pass.

This image represents a day far off into the future, when the peaceful people have won and the remains of the last of the terrorists and assassins are gathered from around the world and placed in one unvisited spot.

Using my own words, I quote a portion from that page's narration:

"Someday I envision the last assassination and those responsible will pass into history. Another failed idea that took too long to disappear. This imaginary tomb should be in the most remote place on Earth and then left as a symbol of the emptiness of the heart that all assassins possessed."

Don


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