The war in Iraq is officially over and all the United States military, soldiers and troops are coming home, I would like to say thank you to them for all their hard work and sacrifice fighting for our country that is the good news. Now the bad news, how long will the peace and quiet last in Iraq and the Middle East in general without the American soldiers being there to keep the peace and not to add salt to the wound but I believe the war in Afghanistan is basically the same problem. My question is why does the United States have to get involved in other countries to help keep the peace, is it possible that the other countries can get along without any problem or the U.S. being there. My point is the recent war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan is mainly between two group(s) that have different religious customs and beliefs and they do not accept one another at all which leads to conflict and war ultimately. I personally believe that we should accept and respect each others beliefs and ideas (religious and other things) and just live in peace. Now if that does not work, I say we start using a strong session of Mediation and/or Conflict Resolution if it works here in the United States then I say we formally introduce it to the world anything that will help keep the United States troops, soldiers and military home is worth investigating not only for the United States sake but for the worlds sake as well. This upcoming new year, I think we should all start using our hearts in addition to our heads.
I usually do not agree with United States President, Barack Obama and his points of view but there is an exception to this especially when it comes to Health Care Reform. A few weeks ago, I was in the hospital for six days to have Surgery now I knew that being in a hospital was expensive I just did not realize how expensive it is until I received the hospital bill, add to that the bill from the Medical Doctor that performed the Surgery and add to that a bill from the company that took X-Rays of me while I was in the hospital which I thought was included in the hospital bill, I was wrong the X-Ray company charges and bills the patients separately. After I added all the bills and/or invoices together the cost(s) were more that I can afford, which meant I had to go to the Social Services/Welfare office to obtain Medical financial help and assistance (Medi-Cal) a program that would help cover all the Medical cost(s) that I received while being in the hospital. I was lucky that I did qualify to get help and assistance with my expensive Medical cost(s) but what about other people in the United States that do not qualify to get financial help and assistance with their Medical bills and they cannot afford to obtain private Health care and/or private Health insurance do they just give up altogether. I strongly believe that we need to start looking at the Health Care System in this country and start reforming it so that everybody can obtain and receive Health care when they need it. When people need to start selling their personal belongings to help pay their Medical cost(s) then we have a real problem on our hands. It is time to change the Health Care System in the United States so that people do not die because of a lack of Health care and/or Health insurance while at the same time maybe help people to seek Medical attention so they can stay healthy.
I cannot begin to say how fun and exciting it is to return to Cañada College in Redwood City, California (my Alma Mater – Class of 1990) after a long actually a very long absence. This being my second and/or third time around, I am starting the Multimedia Art and Technology Program to obtain and receive a Certificate of Achievement in Graphic Design. This upcoming Fall 2011 Semester, I have four yes I said it four great college courses including MART 314 – Introduction to Computer Graphics with Mr. Paul Naas, a great instructor with a wonderful sense of humor. MART 368 – Web Design I and MART 376 – Digital Imaging I both classes with Ms. Hyla Lacefield, also a great instructor that knows her subject(s) very well and let’s her thoughts and opinions be known without any hesitation. Finally I also have MART 372 – Digital Illustration with Mr. James Khazar, an instructor who loves computer designs and graphics and index cards with your name on it so he can always remember who you are. This is a great program and career to get into especially at this particular moment with the current economic crisis and most of all especially in this area (San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley) with all the great history and computer and video game companies like Apple, Atari, Google, Yahoo, Electronic Arts (EA), Sega among others. After I obtain and receive my Certificate of Achievement in Graphic Arts, I hope to start my new and long term career as a Computer Graphic Arts Designer. The Multimedia Art and Technology Program is a great program and career to start and get into at anytime especially not only with the great instructors and their strong reputations but also the great Computer Laboratories and Centers they have that allow students to work in which includes a 3D Computer Laboratory where students can create, make, and design video games and web-sites among other great things on the computer. Cañada College is also a great place to continue your education in a variety of different educational and career fields, it is also a great place that helps students transfer to great four-year colleges and universities. For more information about the Multimedia Art and Technology Program at Cañada College call (650) 306-3201 or check out their web-site http://www.canadacollege.edu/multimedia/ to get more information about Cañada College call (650) 306-3100 or go to their web-site at http://www.canadacollege.edu Education is a very important and resourceful tool in life and it should never be taken for granted.
A few days ago, I was on my Facebook account and one of my friends posted a message that said; “I do not appreciate ruling by fear– nothing but a bully! Ooh! makes me so mad! Now I have to pray for him.” I assume that they were talking about United States President, Barack Obama and probably some rule, law, and/or regulation that he wants to pass and is making a big stink about it. I guess I need to clarify some things about politics and the system of government in the United States, we are a Democracy, we started as a Democracy and will continue as a Democracy by the thoughts and wishes of our Founding Fathers and the United States Constitution. President Obama (unlike other past Presidents of the United States) thinks he has the power to dictate new laws and regulations including maybe inputing a new budget with only the sound of his voice and the power of his signature with a pen to make it into law instantly. Fortunately (and I mean that honestly and sincerely) that does not take place it has to go to the other branch of government that we have the Legislative branch which is the United States Congress and the United States Senate, they have to see what the President would like to introduce and make into law that way the branches of the United States Government work together and cooperatively to see if it is best for the people of the United States. This is simple United States Government class, no branch of the United States Government can have more power than the other two maintaining the checks and balances system which so far has worked wonderfully. The President of the United States cannot be a bully or a dictator because he will be stopped at his tracks before his plans, ideas, or actions come into play without it first being looked at and reviewed by the Legislative branch. I understand that a lot of you are very worried at all the disarray that Barack Obama has done as our Commander In Chief, to which I say relax he cannot change our system of government from a Democracy into a dictatorship. We as a great nation have worked to hard to let that happen especially the United States Military and Veterans who some have given their lives to maintain our freedom. In closing I would like to say remember that the President of the United States only serves a four year term and after that he is finished unless we re-elect him again which in this case I am strongly against it and we need a President and a Leader who will continue to maintain our system of government which is made “With the People, By The People, and For the People” and that is how it should always be.
I was reading the local newspaper and there was a story in regards to the Republican Party (aka: the GOP) and their choices for President of the United States. First let us see the choices that we have, former Senator and/or Governor, Mitt Romney who in my point of view is probably the best and most firm and stable choice that the GOP has against the Democrats and other political parties who might have a slight chance of making a difference or dent in the upcoming 2012 Presidential Elections. Second, we have Michele Bachmann of the now famous Tea Party (aka: a new smaller version of the GOP) let us be honest, I do not think Ms. Bachmann has any chance at all because she might be a little popular but she does not have the same experience, knowledge, and reputation that Romney has as well as other Republican candidates like Newt Gingrich have as well. Yes I said it, I would vote for Newt Gingrich for President before I would vote for Bachmann, she is just plain not ready for the presidential field yet wait four more years then she will be ready. The United States voter is very different and determined in this upcoming 2012 Presidential Election, they are now going to be very careful who they elect as their Commander In Chief because they saw the grave error they made electing Barack Obama and they do not intend on making the same mistake twice. The Republican Party and all the current GOP members that are in office especially in the U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate better start getting their heads together and working together to help solve the major economic crisis and deficit that is just growing and getting worse or in four years after 2012 we will be looking at maybe another Democrat or maybe another Political Party candidate in the White House.
I understand that we are still a few days away from electing the President of the United States in the upcoming 2012 Presidential Election but as you can imagine the possible candidates list especially for the Republican Party is long and with names of many individuals that are not only smart and qualified to be the next Commander In Chief but maybe even smarter then the current United States President, Barack Obama, who many American voters are praying and counting down the days to which they get to throw him out of office legally and elect someone that is truly qualified and of course a natural born United States citizen born and raised in this country. The Republican Party (aka; GOP) is looking at Donald Trump who in my point of view is a very talented and intelligent individual who will bring the United States back to Fiscal and/or Financial success and hopefully out of our large economic deficit, we will still probably need to tighten our belts financially and save as much money as we can but with Trump as United States President, he will guide us with a smart business sense that has been proven through the overall success of his own personal company. Now the Republicans have other good candidates as well like Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin among others but I think the GOP will select Trump because I believe he would be the only one enough to defeat Obama in the 2012 Presidential Election. That is also a grave mistake on the Democrats to depend on only one candidate, Barack Obama who it appears is not very popular at all in a very long shot. When the United States voter enters the voting booth this 2012 Presidential Election they are looking for change and massive change in leadership in that.