Is Anyone Watching?


I thought you might appreciate the message below.  The most favorite President of my lifetime – Ronald Reagan (I have been around since Eisenhower) stated, “the closest thing to eternal life this side of the grave is a government program.”

The Biden administration is attempting to create a Marxist utopia in the United States.  Out of control spending (Over $30 trillion dollars , inflation over 7.9% per the NY Times , average gas prices $4.30 – $5.00 and climbing  and on the verge of Worldwide War.

However, you can save the planet by buying an electric car for an average price of $60,000. that was produced using oil; 2/3rds of the energy needed to make an electric car comes from fossil fuels!!!!

Robert Braul stated, “Worse than telling a lie, is spending your whole life staying true to the lie”.


Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert.

Congress said, “Someone may steal from it at night.”  So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, “How does the watchman do his job without instruction?”  So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.

Then Congress said, “How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?”  So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One was to do the studies and one was to write the reports.

Then Congress said, “How are these people going to get paid?”   So they created two positions: a time keeper and a payroll officer then hired two people.

Then Congress said, “Who will be accountable for all of these people?”  So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

Then Congress said, “We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $918,000 over budget, we must cut back.”  So they laid off the night watchman.

NOW slowly, let it sink in.  Ben Franklin said, “make yourself a sheep and the wolves will eat you”.  Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter.  Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY during the Carter administration?

Anybody?  Anything?  Anyone?  No?  Didn’t think so!   Bottom line is, we’ve spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency, the reason for which very few people who read this can remember!

Ready??  It was very simple… and at the time, everybody thought it very appropriate.  The Department of Energy was instituted on 8/04/1977, TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.  Hey, pretty efficient, huh?

Now it’s 2022 — 45 years later — and the budget for this “necessary”  department is at $38.6 billion a year It has 16,000 federal employees and approximately 100,000 contract employees; and look at the job it has done!

34 years ago 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports. Today 70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports. (this is where you slap your forehead and say, “what were they thinking?”)

Ah, yes — good old Federal bureaucracy.  Now, we have turned over the banking system, health care, and the auto industry to the same government? What can possibly go wrong? Hello!!  Anybody Home?

Signed…. The Night Watchman.

Source: Anonymous


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Dr. JOSEPH A. FINLEY, JR. PH.D., CPP. Dr. Finley served as the Director of Training at Invictus Security which is a disabled veteran owned and operated company in Florida. Previously, he was with G4S Secure Solutions, USA as Director, G4S, North America Training Institute (NATI). Dr. Finley is a knowledgeable safety and security expert, with an extensive background in federal law enforcement and academic administration. He has more than 28 years as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Dr. Finley has been involved in the FBI SWAT/Sniper program, and conducted 200 dynamic entries while assigned to the Special Operations Division of the FBI. Additional, he has been on the Executive Protection details for U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and U.S. Congressman Allen B. West. Since 1987, Dr. Finley was assigned to the Special Operations Group of the FBI (17 years) and while assigned to the New York Division, actively conducted Technical Surveillance Countermeasure Sweeps (TSCM) and surreptitious entries. Upon being transferred to the Miami Division in 1996, he continued his assignment in the Special Operations Group. He is an Expert Witness in the field of Forensic Geology and was assigned to the FBI Laboratory as an examiner and testified as an expert in Federal, State, and Local courts. He has conducted many crime scene investigations and started the Underwater Search and Evidence Recovery Team (USERT), FBI, Miami. He was an original member of the FBI Scuba program. He has lectured at the university level and at private symposiums on Maritime Security, Homeland Security, MTSA Compliance Matters, Terrorism, Underwater Crime Scenes, PTSD in Security Officers, and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures. Dr. Finley is on the Board of Directors, American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) International Chapter 254, The Palm Beaches, as well as being on the ASIS National Standards Committee for Investigations. Dr. Finley is a certified protection professional (CPP) through ASIS International. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Education Leadership with a Global Perspective, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with concentration in Forensic Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Geology.