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Government must practice principles it preaches

Posted: October 24, 2013 - 4:02pm  |  Updated: October 25, 2013 - 8:55am

According to Attorney General Eric Holder, mass shooting incidents have tripled in recent years. The people are horrified. Some blame guns. Others talk about bullying in schools/workplaces. Still others believe it’s always some “nut case.”

I have researched bullying at all levels in our culture. Government instructs our children to talk things out, violence is not the answer. Government instructs our children bullying will not be tolerated. Government instructs our children do as I say, not as I do.

Politicians, with the blessing of the people, accept the bullying behavior from our government. According to Human Rights groups, the USA drone strikes have killed 400 civilians in Pakistan over the past 10 years. The stories are just as horrific as any mass shooting in the U.S. Amnesty International believes the civilian killings in Pakistan may amount to “war crimes.”

What is our government’s response — “justified killings, we must get even.” What would be the response from people who do mass shootings — “justified killings, I must get even.”

The nation continues to spend more than it takes in. It will significantly change our standard of living. Politicians talk about decreasing benefits received by the people, austerity. We spend millions perhaps billions of dollars on drone strikes often killing innocents. Has any major political party talked about our deficit spending in relationship to our military ventures? Has any politician talk about our bullying behavior around the world? People who believe guns are the problem will not acknowledge our government’s behavior. Many of us see the tyrannical use of bullying tactics. We respond with stockpiling weapons and ammunition. Not in an attempt to get even but to protect our Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Perhaps the people should come together and unite in an effort to balance the budget and cause our government to behave as they tell our children to do. To have government practice what they preach.

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ChrisSeatonSr.
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ChrisSeatonSr. 10/25/13 - 04:18 am
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Bullying

Hello, My Name is Chris Seaton I am a tenant at Nikiski Village.....I was just wondering, How is it legal for a landlord to let a family live in an inhabitable enviorment and then hand them an eviction notice after they mention the word MOLD? (Fun Fact) We paid our rent, have reciepts...The whole nine yards.(My Point) That is bullying

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 10/25/13 - 09:57 am
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retaliation

Chris,
I think the behavior is called “retaliation.” Bullying is acceptable in our culture. I am very familiar with bullying and retaliation. Bullying is allowed in the workplace however retaliation is not. Labor laws protect employees from retaliation from employers. There may be laws that protect renters from such retaliation from landlords. I would encourage you to research the laws about renters rights and retaliation. I can help if you want. Contact me at militiaguy.com You are not alone.

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 10/25/13 - 10:36 am
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Where will the money come from?

“By 2025 drones will be a $82 billion business." I wonder what the American people will need to give up to support the government's war machine.”

http://www.gq.com/news-politics/big-issues/201311/drone-uav-pilot-assass...

the_postman
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the_postman 10/28/13 - 09:39 am
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Ray, your observation is spot-on...

Good letter, Ray! I attended a recent church retreat regarding priorities and a good way to determine what your true priorities are is by answering these two questions: 1) Where do you spend your time? 2) Where do you spend your money?

It seems that despite all of the talk about the importance of renewing our infrastructure, creating jobs, investing in the health of our nation's people, and the need to revitalize education, our true priority appears to be retaining the title as the world's #1 bully.

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 10/28/13 - 09:58 am
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Thanks Postman

I understand we spend more money on our military than all other nations combined. The recent revelations about NSA spying on 38 foreign leaders leads me to ask a tough question. How much longer will the nations of the world lend us the money for our war machine? I suppose it doesn't matter because the banks will just create the money needed.

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aspiecelia 11/09/13 - 11:11 pm
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That is a violation of the Landlord Tenant Act

Chris Seaton, It is illegal for a landlord to evict you for retaliatory reasons. You can get the landlord tenant act from the court house or online. If you have an eviction notice and can't afford a lawyer, you can get one from Alaska Legal Services, but you can do the case yourself. The landlord should have to pay you a fine and you can get a court order to stop the eviction. Landlords are horrendous in Alaska, especially to low income people, I have horror stories which include where I live now.

You mentioned laws that don't permit retaliation in the workplace. It happens all the time.

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 11/10/13 - 09:11 am
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aspiecelia

Thank You for the information. You state-
"You mentioned laws that don't permit retaliation in the workplace. It happens all the time."

Agreed. People fear greater retaliation. We are economic slaves and fear losing our jobs and keep quiet. There is an old saying

"The fear of loss is greater than the hope for gain."

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