Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Thoughts on the US involvement in Libya

How much has the United States spent on the civil war in Libya?  

How can our country spend billions on a civil war when we can't even meet our own debt?

Yes, we want a democracy in Libya. Yes, we want freedom for a group of people that most of them have never experienced.

But, at what cost and can America afford it?

Yes and No.

To have allies in the Middle East is invaluable especially considering Libya is one of the top oil producers in the world. After a new government takes over, it could mean lower gas prices for us and it may also help stock prices rise a little. Does that sound selfish or what? Here I am talking about gas prices and stock prices when the reality is that this war is about freeing a group of people that have lived under a tyrant.

Yes, it is worth the effort to free this country. Would it be possible to broker a deal with the next government to pay back some of what we spent on bombs and missiles to help them get free? Or, do we do it all for free because it was the right thing to do.

Who is taking over the country? Are they just another bunch of American haters that have been brain washed since birth to hate the U.S.?

I'm sure the CIA is real busy right now.

The one thing I know for sure is that this is no simple matter and unless I had a top secret clearance and was in the know for all aspects of this civil war, I cannot give a truly educated and informed opinion into the validity of America's involvement in this.

If I were president I would certainly consider helping Libya, but with the right motives - to help people.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Whatever Happened to Putting People First

I have a hard time trusting politicians. Do they make their choices because they truly believe that is what is best for the citizens of this great nation? Do they put the welfare of their political party first? Their own interests?

Don't be naive Sheri. I can hear them say that to me. Politics are not that simple.

Yet, I believe there has to be a way to do what is right and in doing so their political party will ultimately be rewarded as well as the country.

Nothing is simple. Nothing is easy. Nothing is as it seems. Motives are mixed with personal gain as well as political party gain.

Even with our countries problems, we have an extraordinary government that does fail often, but truly has the ability to right itself and protect its people from evil within and from without.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sheri's Solution for a Menstrual Cycle Emergency!

Alright, no men.

This is private female talk.

I got my menstrual cycle yesterday. 
I ran out of big pads, so I grabbed a baby diaper and used it at night, when flow is more.

It works great! 
Now, I need to run to the store and get more woman pads, but at least I have something in case of an emergency!

(Do you like my first attempt at computer graphics?)