Sunday, August 21, 2011

Shaking Room Memoirs of Earthquake

The Following Los Angeles Earthquake Story Is Based On A True Experience.

Early in the morning, on Thursday, August 9, 2007, at approximately 12:58 AM, there was a 4.5 earthquake in the Los Angeles, California area, where I live. I had just finished answering comments to some of my posts, and shutting down my computer. Suddenly, about ten minutes later, while getting ready for bed, the entire bathroom floor was shaking beneath my feet. I was standing by the sink when it happened, and grabbed onto the edge for support.

That's how badly the room was shaking, folks. I thought for a moment that the toilet (am I allowed to say that word, or is it politically incorrect?) was going to be ripped out of the wall. The glass shower doors were rattling, and a quick thought flashed in my mind that they were going to shatter any minute. The entire room was literally shaking. I could hear a low rumbling sound like thunder. If thunder had a face, the above description is what it would look like. This lasted for at least 10 seconds, maybe longer. In fact, all of the rooms were shaking, and it seemed as though the windows might break at any minute. 

A fleeting thought entered my mind that this was breaking news, and that maybe I should log back into my computer and write a post, but I was too tired. A few minutes later, breaking news was reported on the radio, but it took several more minutes before any of the television stations picked it up, and the only one that I saw reporting it was Fox News. Even then, it was only an automated report. The other stations just continued to play their mediocre television shows with no interruptions. One of the radio announcers stated that a 4.5 earthquake was powerful enough to shatter glass. Luckily, I did not have to deal with that problem. My computer monitor was forced back against the wall in an  upward tilted position. One of my stereo speakers had taken a left turn. 

For those of you who have never experienced an earthquake, this is what I have to say. I can somehow sense God's presence in an earthquake, and it is both terrifying an awesome at the same time. I repeat to you what I have written before: don't waste your time, don't procrastinate, and try to be happy. One never knows when a huge earthquake of one kind or another (remember 9/11?) will wreak havoc everywhere.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

The Economy Is Not Your Master

The economy is not the master of your life. Although money problems are plentiful in today's economic crisis around the globe, it is important to remember that every person has certain gifts and skills that can lead to a profitable income. Self-employment is an option that many unemployed persons never think about, but self-employment is a valid option, and many individuals work out of their own homes. In fact, the writer and publisher of this website works out of her own home, etching out a humble living as an independent writer on a secondhand laptop computer.

The conservative way of looking at life includes all facets of life, whether those aspects concern family values, religion, philosophy, health or money. Conservative principles, upon which the Republican party is based, concern self-reliance and independence. Liberals like to brag about their nonconformist attitudes towards society, but it is actually conservatives who are the true nonconformists. The economy, no matter how bleak, eventually recovers, and, in the meantime, begin to explore other avenues and prospects that offer you an entirely new outlook on your life. A new avenue often leads to a new career.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Romney Still Wins Hearts of NH Voters in NH GOP Primary

Mitt Romney is the top Republican presidential contender in the New Hampshire primary. Recent survey results conducted by New Hampshire Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies on Tuesday, August 15th, and Wednesday, August 16th, indicate that Mitt Romney is even a good deal ahead of Rick Perry.

According to the Magellan survey, Mitt Romney received favorable opinions equaling 66 percent, Paul Ryan received favorable opinions of 51 percent and Ron Paul  only received favorable opinions equaling 39 percent.

The voters were asked who they would vote for if the 2012 Republican Presidential primary election were to take place now,  and Mitt Romney received 36 percent of the potential votes, in comparison to Rick Perry's 18 percent. All of the other Republican presidential hopefuls received even less potential votes, with Ron Paul maxing out at 14 percent and Michele Bachmann at only 10 percent.

The New Hampshire voters were also asked if they were familiar with the results of the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa this past weekend, and 86 percent indicated that they were familiar with the poll. Then they were asked what kind of impact the Ames Straw Poll had on their vote for a particular Republican presidential candidate, and only four percent of the New Hampshire folks answered, "a lot."

Perhaps many Republican voters are going to learn their lessons about Mormon bias in the 2008 presidential election. Even though there were top Republican conservative Christians that endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2008 election, the general bias against Mormons, or Latter-Day Saints, on the part of many Christian voters was largely responsible for the fact that former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, a Latter-Day Saint, never had a chance to actually run against Barack Obama. 

It needs mentioning, though, that several GOP members are hoping for Paul Ryan's entrance into the presidential race, but Paul Ryan has not yet announced whether he intends to run for U.S. President in the 2012 election. Paul Ryan's decision, if it is a yes, is bound to create an interesting twist to the 2012 presidential election plot, at least as far as Republicans are concerned.

Is Paul Ryan the Next Mr. President in 2012?

The 2012 Republican presidential primary race draws closer, and the
question as to whether Paul Ryan is the Republican presidential
candidate headed for the White House arises. Is Paul Ryan the new Ronald
Reagan? Is Paul Ryan the Republican who can save America's economic
crisis with his innovative Ryanomics that apply to today's economic
budget woes?

There are those in the GOP who want the
economic genius, Wisconsin Republican congressman Paul Ryan, to run for
president, including Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, who stated during a
telephone interview Wednesday
morning, "If there were a Paul Ryan fan club, I'd be a national
officer." Jeb Bush, the 43rd governor of Florida, and the younger
brother of former U.S. President George W. Bush, also believes in Paul
Ryan's abilities. Jeb Bush stated that, "Paul Ryan would be a formidable candidate."

Republicans need to make sure the right person is in the race if America
is to receive relief from President Barack Obama's highly questionable
leadership skills. Paul Ryan has not made any official announcements to
date that he intends to run for president in 2012, but Wisconsin
Republican congressman Paul Ryan seems to have the vision and clarity
that might qualify him as a person who is capable of solving the current
economic crisis in America.

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