Smoking Cessation

When it becomes personal...... to all of us. by Connie Shannon I read the news the other day our Military wants to 'purchase'  418, smoking cessation000 acres of private ranch land surrounding Walsenburg, smoking cessation Colorado so they can triple the size of their Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site, smoking cessation a training area. You read it right - 418, smoking cessation000 acres. Like others, smoking cessation I have some questions as to exactly what they plan to be training for here in the states. The latest land grab by the US Military is being met, smoking cessation thankfully, smoking cessation with resistance by those who have lived and ranched in the area for generations. I haven't ever lived in Walsenburg, smoking cessation although the news struck me on somewhat of a personal level. The town was founded by my great grandfather Fred Walsen. I never knew my great grandfather. We were decades a part in both years and generations. What I've learned out about him through the limited sources I've run across, smoking cessation was he probably wasn't in the running for the Mr. Smoking cessation Congeniality award. My great grandfather 'Fred' amassed quite a fortune off of the land of southeastern Colorado, smoking cessation via its coal, smoking cessation cattle, smoking cessation and through his investments in the new railroads which were quickly sprawling across the plains of the heartland. If there were profits to be had and/or property to be confiscated, smoking cessation and there was, smoking cessation my grandfather and other primarily European males, smoking cessation seized upon the opportunities before them.   Fast forward to the present - the land of southern Colorado is now the latest seizure of land attempted to be grabbed by our ever growing US  “Military Industrial Complex”.   President Eisenhower warned of such a complex in his last Presidential address to the nation.   Now we see our own military using its Washington DC money, smoking cessation power and might against the folks of Southeastern Colorado. Back in the late 1800's, smoking cessation my great grandfather Fred built a trading post with his partner, smoking cessation settled in, smoking cessation and had a town incorporated into his name in an area frankly, smoking cessation which already had a name. La Plaza de los Leones was an established Spanish community before my Grandfather came along. One might wonder how such a change was met by those who had already settled there. Walsen and his partner brought supplies and things individuals desired, smoking cessation provided some convenience and work 'opportunities', smoking cessation and yet, smoking cessation as such, smoking cessation one could say he also received much in return. It could be argued more than his fair share. He and others capitalized (no pun intended) upon an opportunity and a land, smoking cessation that by certain standards, smoking cessation didn’t necessarily belong to him or to others. Which could invite the subject of property ownership in general, smoking cessation but that's a whole other topic isnt it?  Or is it? Although my great grandfather is not here to defend his actions, smoking cessation nor would he even want to, smoking cessation I think its worth saying my great grandfather took what liberties he did, smoking cessation because like others, smoking cessation he could. Smoking cessation  Isn’t that how it always happens? As I look at a pattern which over the long haul, smoking cessation doesn't seem to benefit anyone but those in the single digit numbers, smoking cessation I have a few questions that warrant asking. I think the questions are difficult.   They challenge a belief system most of us have grown up to accept without question or doubt. Smoking cessation   Yet, smoking cessation we are now facing a very similar situation that so many others before us have experienced. Situations we have ignored because we believed they didn't apply to us. Apparently they do. Now we have a government which is assuming and taking land and resources in whatever name necessary that allows them to confiscate the land at the expense of our livlihoods and rights as citizens. So perhaps its time to look at what has been overlooked for years - questions which should have been accurately addressed centuries ago.. such as. Smoking cessation ...... When do we begin take a larger look at the ownership issue overall, smoking cessation who it benefits and who it doesn't benefit, smoking cessation and does it benefit anyone overall?   When might we look at the fundamental flaws in allowing the apprehension and accumulation of land and resources by a select few who, smoking cessation in reality are not necessarily owners of that property any more than the residents who settled there before them? What right does the military, smoking cessation or anyone else, smoking cessation have to take land from citizens who have settled there and been there for generations? When do we learn how to share the land that is all of ours to share, smoking cessation to respect and appreciate? As history repeats and the land grabs continue, smoking cessation it would seem the chickens are now coming home to roost in our own backyard, smoking cessation on many well meaning Americans who have wanted nothing more than a good life with their families and friends. What are we going to do about it?    Just as the many others who went before them, smoking cessation it seems we have ignored the injustices happening to others, smoking cessation thinking our way of life would not be affected.   We have historically disregarded and intentionally ignored others loss, smoking cessation tragedy and suffering, smoking cessation which so often includes loss of hearth and home, smoking cessation because it hasn’t directly affected us.    When one group is betrayed and/or threatened, smoking cessation every group stands to be jeopardized. Isn't it time to consider a reality that other people’s pain is ultimately our own to bear as well? The sooner we comprehend such a truth, smoking cessation seems to me the better for us all. From there, smoking cessation we could actually begin to create communities which better share both the resources as well as the responsibilities, smoking cessation along with having communities which are governed more by everyone and not simply a select paid off few who relish power, smoking cessation prestige and control more than doing the right thing and what is in the highest good for all.     We've been there, smoking cessation done that - and as they say, smoking cessation got the ripped t-shirt. xoxo Original source - Army site expansion angers ranchers -