Thursday, September 21, 2006

The UN, a big question mark.

I sit here wanting to write something about the UN and all that is going on there this week. I think of the UN as a problem solving organization, but the actions do not indicate they are acting in that role.
The first thing that comes to mind is the corruption, the oil for food and all of the money that was stolen, and who was involved in the stealing. The top people in that organization should not be involved in activities of that nature and still be in the top positions. Everything goes on just like nothing happened.
There are big questions in everyones mind whether or not we should even let Iran's President in the country, and many think he should be arrested the minute he steps on our soil. But he comes here and runs our country and its leaders down, and all goes on like nothing happened.
I was glad when Charlie Rangel put his feelings in blunt terms. "Don't come into our country and run down our president." He said we may have problems at times, and not agree, but don't take advantage of that and run down our president, we are offended. I feel the same way.
As far as Iran is concerned, I don't think we should arrest the president, because I don't think he should be in our country. He has threatened to do us harm.
But all goes on like nothing happened.
Like I said, I don't know what to think.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Walk a mile.

I often think of the phrase, "walk a mile in a mans mocasins" before you judge him.
This normally refers to something we think could be bad or wrong.
I often think of it in another sense. I think of the price of gas and fuel oil and I think of the many seniors and low income people who really do not know whether or not they will be able to afford to heat their homes this winter. If I walked a mile in the mocasins of the CEO of an oil company, what would that mile be like. Would I feel bad, or would I feel arrogant, and say, because I can do this to people I am better than they are. Would I laugh or cry. Or would I genuinely just not care about those people
I heard once that some people had a chance to talk to the CEO of an oil company and they said they would like to band together and try to have an effect on the price of oil. He laughed and said you can't do it, and walked out of the room. That oil company made billions the next quarter.
How should I think about that, I guess I need to do what we do about a lot of other things, Pray about it.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

It will never end, only get worse.

We have been dealing with the high gas and oil prices for some time now. I cut out every bit of driving I can to save money, and I know "millions" of others are doing the same thing. With this reduction in sales, the oil companies are still making profits the average person cannot even fathom.
I know business is business and nothing else matters, but when I hear from family and friends in other states and gas there is only $2.20 a gallon, I cannot help but think...........
"Will it never end"