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Why The Middle East Will Never Change

Afghans Rioting After Accidental Quran Burning In Afghanistan

Today it was announced that 5 Afghans were killed, as well as dozens more injured, during protests over the accidental burning of the Quran by NATO troops. Now before you get all upset, they didn’t grab a bunch of Qurans, throw them in a pile and burn them just because they were Qurans. They were discarded because of “extremists writings” that are prohibited in the detainee facility they were found in. I’m also curious to know how in the world people even found out that there were a few Qurans in a huge pile being burned.

Here’s what’s wrong with this whole situation: Why are the U.S. and NATO having to apologize? Why are people so fixated on condemning them and not the people rioting? I’m what I call a “New-Age Christian,” and I must say that if someone burned the Bible in front of me, it wouldn’t bother me in the least. It’s a book. Did someone defacing this book affect me? Absolutely not. Did it harm me? No.

Now if this had been the other way around and Afghans (or whoever, wherever) were burning a pile of Bibles, would people be in the streets in the U.S. rioting and killing each other? Hell no. So my question is this: Why in the world do these people think that they can react in such a way? They’re killing each other in these riots but it’s somehow OTHER peoples fault. It’s ludicrous to even attempt to justify this way of thinking.

Just like when that idiotic “pastor” in Florida claimed he was going to burn the Quran, they reacted in the same fashion. Now I obviously do not agree with ANYTHING this pastor stood for, because he was an extremist in his own way, which I despise.
On the other hand, I do not think everyone in the Middle East is an extremist in any way, shape or form. I know countless amounts of people that are good friends of mine that are from the Middle East, so please, don’t waste your time trying to paint me as racist.

This is one of many reasons the carnage and killing of innocent people throughout the Middle East won’t stop. There has to be a fundamental change in the way they think and react to international situations. I just hope it’s sooner than later or there may not be a Middle East to talk about.

Moammar Gadhafi Finally Gone

Finally, after 42 years under his rule and months of a bloddy civil war, the Libyan people can say they are on the right path; one of freedom & righteousness. With the death of Moammar Gadhafi, a new age is ushered in for the Libyan people. Whether this new path leads them to a democracy or some other form of government, I could care less because I can now say with confidence that the Libyan people are that much closer to tasting real freedom. It’s about time….I was getting tired of seeing him on TV with his ridiculous sunglasses & blurting out phrases that had no merit

Moammar Gadhafi

You want to charge me what to use my debit card!?

For those of you who don’t follow the news & world events, Wells Fargo, Bank Of America, Chase & other big banks are starting to roll out a new feature. But of course this new feature doesn’t benefit us, the consumers of the world. Bank Of America has started charging customers $5 a month just to swipe your debit card at a business. Use it just once in a month, you’re charged $5. Wells Fargo is rolling out a similar plan but rather than $5 they’ll be charging $3. I was a Wachovia customer for a couple of years & was content with banking with them. That all changed when they switched over to Wells Fargo. Service has been horrendous, bank deposits are taking longer to hit my account & not to mention my fiasco when my Wells Fargo branch canceled my debit card for no reason. Now some of you will remember that a few years ago, us the tax payers, handed over $700 BILLION of our money to go towards keeping banks afloat that were the very reason our economy was going to shit anyway. But I understand, from an economic stand point, that needed to be done. I will never be happy about it, as no one should. For those very same banks that we bailed out to say that they’re business is hurting since the Feds have put a limit to how much they can charge businesses per transaction to be able to accept their debit cards is a complete slap in the face to the American tax payer. Using that to try and justify charging the people who saved your asses in the first place money every month to use their debit cards should be a crime. It’s corporate robbery and I will not stand for it. Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo each received $25 billion, the largest amount given to any bank. But of course those executives need their huge lucrative bonuses for driving the American economy to shit. I thought it worked like this: Your company does well, you get bonuses & raises. Your company is partially responsible for the real estate & economic collapse in America, you get fired. That is a something I will never understand. When the pizza maker at Domino’s starts making lackluster pizza’s or stops making pizza’s all together, he gets fired. But not these corporate executives & hedge fund managers. They’re the only people in America that can (knowingly or unknowingly) be engaged in illegal & unethical business practices, NOT be arrested and/or charged and get a million dollar raise! Where is the sign up sheet for that? Reject these big banks and their unjust fees, open an account at your local Credit Union that actually wants your business.