Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day530 Saturday 02/10/12

ran 4.3 miles
I don’t know about you but I missed the memo that we recently declared war on Iran.

I do recall that a couple weeks ago our president was self-aggrandizing his accomplishment of pulling troops out of the Middle East and bringing them back home. I recall very recently that he claimed we had achieved what we had set out to do in that region, and that we were close to the end. I didn’t believe it but those are the sorts of things presidents say. I remember he cut a substantial amount of funding to the Pentagon, as well.

But to hear that we have officially declared war on Iran seems counter-productive to the above-mentioned alleged achievements.

On February 5, 2012, President Obama invoked, fresh out of the box, the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act), issuing an executive order declaring the threat of Iran to be a National Emergency. Iran’s threat to sever oil supplies is the basis of the declaration.

From InfoWars, “The executive order directs all government agencies to respond immediately to the threat. It further invokes the authority of the 2012 NDAA, which gives the President the power to launch military action against any nation without the approval of Congress. Ironically, the State of Emergency order also accuses the Iranian central bank of deceptive banking practices.”

By the way, NDAA is the active legislation you’ve been hearing about that allows indefinite detainment without trial of American citizens. And, coincidentally, there are hundreds of active FEMA detention camps set up across the American landscape.

But, back to Iran. It wasn’t that long ago that our president was advocating the idea that Israel should revert back to 1967 borders, which would have been devastating to Israel and advantageous to countries like Iran who openly seek to destroy the Jewish nation. Mere months later our president is declaring war on Iran, the nation that would have been directly empowered by 1967 borders? But, here’s the thing. The reason this story isn’t resounding is because at first glance war is not being declared. But, technically it is. Our Constitution, up until NDAA, required war to only be declared when there was a direct threat upon Americans on American soil. Once a threat was deemed reasonable, contingent on the approval of Congress, war could be declared. That no longer exists as of very recently. Congress tolled much disapproval when Barack Obama ordered military operations in Libya because he circumvented their authority and their approval. Their authority and approval no longer apply.

That is a lot of lumpy and abrasive information to pass through the smooth and fine interpretive conduits of our collective American minds, but here’s the point. Having no ability to run on his record, Barack Obama has no choice but to create distractions and to fabricate situations if he wants to be re-elected. If the election were tomorrow, I don’t think he would stand a chance. In a figurative world, where you wake up tomorrow and hear that you have to spontaneously vote on that day, what would you do? It is only my opinion, but I don’t think Barack Obama would stand a chance today or tomorrow. Put any one of the four candidates against him. If you feel the same way, then what is his only option to change the mood and reason of voters between now and November? It’s nothing that his record can speak for. He would have to do something monumental and distracting enough to make a large amount of voters completely overlook the first three years of his presidency in exchange for whatever plan he concocts.

456.7 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day165.

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