There is a beautiful old song I remember from the 1960’s titled “Trains and Boats and Planes”. However, I don’t recall the female vocalist who sang the song. But the reason I mentioned this is because terrorists have hijacked cruise ships in the 1980’s, and airliners in the year 2001. And the only mode of transportation that hasn’t been targeted is “trains” (although a train “station” was targeted in Spain). It would appear to me that trains are vulnerable targets for terrorists to hit, and I hope that government officials in the United States (and possibility elsewhere) will take intelligent security steps in order to assure the Public that this form of transportation will remain a secure one in the future. I could make a prudent list of security issues that concern me in this regard, but I would not want to give any evil terrorists any creative ideas! However, I can say that I think that train conductors (and other rail road employees) should be ARMED, like they were back in the 1880’s in America, when they protected the rail system against train robbers, and Indian attacks, so that they could be the “first layer” of security in guarding against any potential terrorist plots. In the old days of the American Wild West, train employees carried double barrel 12 gauge shotguns, and an array of rifles and pistols (and public safety was enhanced by it). I’m not trying to get political, but I think that the public should consider writing their congressmen and senators, and suggesting that a National Rail Protection Bill be written and passed, in order to close a potential “loop hole” in public security. After all, since 9/11, public security should be the number one issue in Washington DC.! Right! Based upon my observations (combined with knowledge I obtained through interviews), the rail system in America amounts to nothing more than a vast system of small mobile chemical bombs, traveling from city to city, at the speed of 50 miles per hour, with little protection at all. In my opinion as a mere citizen, the government and the rail road companies need to put their heads together to improve public safety (and the sooner–the better for us all)!
Archive for November 2005
On a personal note, I am sick and tired of being “robbed” at the gas pump by the petroleum thieves of America. This amounts to nothing more than a huge rip-off, that many people can not afford to pay for. It is ruining the economy (resulting in huge profits for a few, at the expense of many.) Please stop robbing us! Please lower the price of gasoline!
Iraq looks more like Vietnam every day. Now there is talk of a troop pull out in the near future. It sure looks like a real mess over there these days. Stealing the world’s second largest oil supply must come with a whole lot of trouble attached to it. I mean to say that hunting down W.M.D.’s can be a hellish activity, and spreading democracy abroad can also be a tough battle to win. But sleep tight tonight, because our great commander in chief is on the job! I want to wish our troops an extra special Christmas cheer! Keep your M-16’s, and your .30 and .50 caliber guns good and cleaned (with lots of ammo in them). Before you pull the trigger—say a prayer and think about our Alamo hero Davy Crockett (who was of French descent).
“IF” you have seen me in The History Channel’s program “Nostradamus, 500 Years Later”, then you most likely heard “the ridiculous statements” made by various Nostradamus skeptics that were also in the program. I consider their statements to be absolutely “absurd”, as well as somewhat slanderous, and in some cases–out right lies!!! These people don’t do their research before making their stupid statements, and there is NO WAY that they can discredit what Nostradamus has predicted over the last 500 years! These so-called Skeptics say “NO” to everything that is spiritual, as well as metaphysical in nature. “If” they aren’t able to accept the fact that there are many mystifying aspects to our reality, that is their fault (and not mine). It is not my fault that they simply don’t get it! Don’t let them fool you! See the truth for yourself! I have realized that some of these Skeptic groups are associated with the Atheist Movement, and therefore, anything that is spiritual, or God related, or associated with metaphysics, or prophecy, is something they hate! Why? Because they are too dumb, and too narrow minded to accept the fact that there is a spiritual world associated with the material world in which we live in. Additionally, these Skeptic groups are UNABLE to create any media-buzz on their own, so, they try to ride on the backs of people like myself (who are going places) and like leeches, they attempt to suck my “media blood” like a parasite does to its host! But guess what? I have experience in “removing leeches”. All it takes to remove a standard domestic aquatic leech, is to stick the end of a lighted cigarette next to its head, and very quickly–they let go (before being squashed to death by their former host)! Yep, a little bit of heat, applied at the proper place, works wonders against unwanted leeches!