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September 2, 2011 Posted by | Government Sucks, Sad | Leave a comment

My Vote for McCain

My Vote for McCain … Much as it pains me to say this, I have to admit it – my Democrat friends were right. They told me if I voted for McCain, the nation’s hope would deteriorate, and sure enough there has been a 20 point drop in the Consumer Confidence Index since the election, reaching a lower point than any time during the Bush administration. They told me if I voted for McCain, the United States would become more deeply embroiled in the Middle East, and now, tens of thousands of additional troops are scheduled to be deployed into Afghanistan . My Democrat Party friends told me if I voted for McCain, that the economy would get worse and sure enough unemployment is exceeding 9.5% and the new stimulus packages implemented have sent the stock market lower than at any time since the Islamic Terrorists attacks of 9-11. They told me if I voted for McCain, we would see more “crooks” in high ranking positions in Federal government and sure enough, several cabinet nominees and Senate appointments revealed resumes of scandal, bribery and tax fraud. They told me if I voted for McCain, we would see more “Pork at the trough” in Federal government and sure enough, over 17,500 “Pork Bills” showed up in Congress since January 2009…. I was also told by my Democrat friends that if I voted for McCain, we would see more deficit spending in Washington D.C. , and sure enough, Obama has spent more in his first 100 days than all other Presidents together – in the entire history of the good old US of A. Well, I voted for McCain in November and my Democrat friends were right, all of their predictions have come true!

August 27, 2009 Posted by | Government Sucks | Leave a comment

PLEASE READ THIS ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM.

PLEASE  READ THIS ALL  THE  WAY TO THE BOTTOM.
 by  Pam Geller

 

 
  Pamela  “Atlas” Geller began her publishing career at The New York Daily News  and subsequently took over operation of The New York Observer as  Associate Publisher.  She left The Observer after the birth of her fourth child, but remained involved in various projects including American Associates, Ben Gurion University and being Senior Vice-President Strategic Planning and Performance Evaluation at The Brandeis School.

 
  After  9/11, “Atlas” had the veil of oblivion violently lifted from her  consciousness and immersed herself in the education and understanding of  geopolitics, Islam, terror, foreign affairs and imminent threats the  mainstream media and the government wouldn’t cover or discuss.  To  wit:

I am a student of  history.  Professionally, I have written 15 books in six languages,  and have studied history all my life.  I think there is something  monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a banking  crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis.  Yes, these exist  but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only  now coming into a sharper  focus.

Something of  historic proportions is happening.  I can sense it because I know  how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it..  Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about 10 – 15 years.  The pace has dramatically quickened in the past  two.

We demanded and  then codified into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans  to people whom we knew could never pay back?  Why? We learned  recently that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real  oversight by anyone, has “loaned” two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months,  but  will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the  terms.   That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times  the $700B we all argued about so strenuously just this past  September.

Who has this  money?  Why do they have it?  Why are the terms unavailable to  us?  Who asked for it?  Who authorized it?  I thought  this was a government of “We the People,” who loaned our powers to our  elected leaders.  Apparently  not.

We  have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy.   Why?

We have  intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no  longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we  are worth preserving.  Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate.  Parents are not revolting,  teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back  mediocrity.   Why?

We have now  established the precedent of protesting every close election (now  violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that  it wants marriage to remain between one man and one woman.  Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?).  We have  corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to  write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream  Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a  banana republic.  To what  purpose?

Now our mortgage  industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major  industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse,  Social Security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire  government.  Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and know precisely what I am talking about.)  The list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth.  It is potentially  1929 x 10.    And  we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of offending people  of the same religion who cannot wait to slit the throats of your  children if they have the opportunity to do  so.

And now we have  elected a man no one knows anything about, who has never run so much as  a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla, Alaska.  All of  his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen  fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip,  is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak  about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense  force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No?  Oh, of course.  The media would never play that for you  over and over and then demand he answer it.  Sarah Palin’s pregnant  daughter and $150,000 wardrobe is more  important.)

Mr. Obama’s  winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change….radical  change.   Why?

I have never been  so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now.  This man  campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever  done in his professional life.  In my assessment, Obama will divide  us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the  pieces into a new and different power structure.  Change is indeed  coming.  And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

And that is only  the beginning.

I thought I would  never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral German felt in the  mid-1930s.  In those times, the savior was a former smooth-talking  rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next  to nothing.  What they did know was that he was associated with  groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they  disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great  oratory and promises.  Economic times were tough, people were  losing jobs, and he was a great speaker.  And he smiled and waved a lot.  And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for  fear that his “brown shirts” would bully them into  submission.

And then he was  duly elected to office, with a full-throttled economic crisis at hand  [the Great Depression].  Slowly but surely he seized the controls  of government power, department by department, person by person,  bureaucracy by  bureaucracy.   The kids joined a Youth Movement in his name, where they were taught  what to think.  How did he get the people on his side?  He  did it promising jobs to the jobless, money to the moneyless, and  goodies for the military-industrial  complex.   He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe, and across the  world.

He did it with a  compliant media – Did you know  that?  And he  did this all in the name of justice and…change.  And the people  surely got what they voted for.  (Look it up if you think I am  exaggerating.)  Read your history books.  Many people objected  in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and made fun  of.  When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late  1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet  Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy  troublemaker.  He was right,  though.

Don’t forget that  Germany was the most educated, cultured country in Europe.  It was  full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and  universities.  And in less than six years – a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency – it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors.  All with the best of intentions, of course.  The road to Hell is paved with  them.

As a practical  thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice:   I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me  (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history  is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope  I am wrong, close my eyes, have another latte and ignore what is  transpiring around  me.

Some people scoff  at me; others laugh or think I am foolish, naive, or both.  Perhaps  I am.  But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and  tell them exactly what I believe – and why I believe it.  I pray I  am wrong.  But, I do not think I  am.
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Since  many of you enjoy senior citizen status or will sometime in the not too  distant future, I thought you might be interested in this information.

IN GOD WE  TRUST

Everybody that is  on this mailing list is either a senior citizen, is getting close, or  knows somebody that  is.

Most of you know  by now that the Senate version (at least) of the “stimulus” bill  includes provisions for extensive rationing of health care for senior  citizens.  The author of this part of the bill, former senator and  tax evader, Tom Daschle, was credited today by Bloomberg with the  following  statement.

Bloomberg:   “Daschle says health-care reform will not be pain free. Seniors should  be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of  treating them.”

If this does not  sufficiently raise your ire, just remember that Senators and Congressmen  have their own healthcare plan that is first dollar or very low co-pay  which they are guaranteed the remainder of their lives and are not  subject to this new law if it  passes.

Please use the  power of the Internet to get this message out.  Talk it up at the  grassroots level.  We have an election coming up in one year and  nine months.  We have the ability to address and reverse the dangerous direction the Obama administration and its allies have begun and in the interim, we can make our voices heard!  Let’s do  it!

If you  disagree, don’t do anything

June 15, 2009 Posted by | Government Sucks | | 1 Comment

“Bank on California” Money Laundering Scheme May Do for the State What Mortgage Meltdown Did for the Nation

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/86058

http://www.operationbankrupt.com/announce/index.asp#initial

April 27, 2009 Posted by | Government Sucks | | Leave a comment

Tax Man

Can you think of anymore? Leave comment

Tax his land, tax his wage,

Tax his bed in which he lays.

Tax his tractor, tax his mule,

Teach him taxes is the rule.

Tax his cow, tax his goat,

Tax his pants, tax his coat.

Tax his ties, tax his shirts,

Tax his work, tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco, tax his drink,

Tax him if he tries to think.

Tax his booze, tax his beers,

If he cries, tax his tears.

Tax his bills, tax his gas,

Tax his notes, tax his cash.

Tax him good and let him know

That after taxes, he has no dough.

If he hollers, tax him more,

Tax him until he’s good and sore.

Tax his coffin, tax his grave,

Tax the sod in which he lays.

Put these words upon his tomb,

“Taxes drove me to my doom!”

And when he’s gone, we won’t relax,

We’ll still be after the inheritance TAX,

Hey maybe you’ll get a refund!!

Accounts Receivable Tax

Building Permit Tax

CDL license Tax

Cigarette Tax

Corporate Income Tax

Dog License Tax

Federal Income Tax

Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)

Fishing License Tax

Food License Tax

Fuel permit tax Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)

Hunting License Tax

Inheritance Tax Interest expense (tax on the money)

Inventory tax

IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)

IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)

Liquor Tax

Luxury Taxes

Marriage License Tax

Medicare Tax

Property Tax

Real Estate Tax

Service charge taxes

Social Security Tax

Road usage taxes (Truckers)

Sales Taxes

Recreational Vehicle Tax

School Tax

State Income Tax

State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)

Telephone federal excise tax

Telephone federal universal service fee tax

Telephone federal, state and local surcharge taxes

Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax

Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax

Telephone state and local tax

Telephone usage charge tax

Utility Taxes

Vehicle License Registration Tax

Vehicle Sales Tax

Watercraft registration Tax

Well Permit Tax

Workers Compensation Tax

 

COMMENTS: Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago and our nation was the most prosperous in the world, had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

April 2, 2009 Posted by | Government Sucks, Sad | | 3 Comments

With all due respect Mr. President, that is not true.

 

“Few challenges facing America and the world are more urgent than combating climate change.The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear.”

— PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA, NOVEMBER 19 , 2008

With all due respect Mr. President, that is not true.

We, the undersigned scientists, maintain that the case for alarm regarding climate change is grossly overstated. Surface temperature changes over the past century have been episodic and modest and there has been no net global warming for over a decade now.1,2 After controlling for population growth and property values, there has been no increase in damages from severe weather-related events.3 The computer models forecasting rapid temperature change abjectly fail to explain recent climate behavior.4 Mr. President, your characterization of the scientific facts regarding climate change and the degree of certainty informing the scientific debate is simply incorrect.

 

  • Syun Akasofu, Ph.D, University Of Alaska
  • Arthur G. Anderson, Ph.D, Director Of Research, IBM (retired)
  • Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D, Anderson Materials Evaluation
  • J. Scott Armstrong, Ph.D, University Of Pennsylvania
  • Robert Ashworth, Clearstack LLC
  • Ismail Baht, Ph.D, University Of Kashmir
  • Colin Barton Csiro, (retired)
  • David J. Bellamy, OBE, The British Natural Association
  • John Blaylock, Los Alamos National Laboratory (retired)
  • Edward F. Blick, Ph.D, University Of Oklahoma (emeritus)
  • Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen, Ph.D, University Of Hull
  • Bob Breck Ams, Broadcaster Of The Year 2008
  • John Brignell, University Of Southampton (emeritus)
  • Mark Campbell, Ph.D, U.S. Naval Academy
  • Robert M. Carter, Ph.D, James Cook University
  • Ian Clark, Ph.D, Professor, Earth Sciences University Of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
  • Roger Cohen, Ph.D, Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Paul Copper, Ph.D, Laurentian University (emeritus)
  • Piers Corbyn, MS, Weather Action
  • Richard S. Courtney, Ph.D, Reviewer, Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change
  • Uberto Crescenti, Ph.D, Past-President, Italian Geological Society
  • Susan Crockford, Ph.D, University Of Victoria
  • Joseph S. D’aleo, Fellow, American Meteorological Society
  • James Demeo, Ph.D, University Of Kansas (retired)
  • David Deming, Ph.D, University Of Oklahoma
  • Diane Douglas, Ph.D, Paleoclimatologist
  • David Douglass, Ph.D, University Of Rochester
  • Robert H. Essenhigh, E.G. Bailey Emeritus, Professor Of Energy Conversion, The Ohio State University
  • Christopher Essex, Ph.D, University Of Western Ontario
  • John Ferguson, Ph.D, University Of Newcastle
  • Upon Tyne, (retired)
  • Eduardo Ferreyra, Argentinian Foundation For A Scientific Ecology
  • Michael Fox, Ph.D, American Nuclear Society
  • Gordon Fulks, Ph.D, Gordon Fulks And Associates
  • Lee Gerhard, Ph.D, State Geologist, Kansas (retired)
  • Gerhard Gerlich, Ph.D, Technische Universitat Braunschweig
  • Ivar Giaever, Ph.D, Nobel Laureate, Physics
  • Albrecht Glatzle, Ph.D, Scientific Director, Inttas (Paraguay)
  • Wayne Goodfellow, Ph.D, University Of Ottawa
  • James Goodridge, California State Climatologist, (retired)
  • Laurence Gould, Ph.D, University Of Hartford
  • Vincent Gray, Ph.D, New Zealand Climate Coalition
  • William M. Gray, Ph.D, Colorado State University
  • Kenneth E. Green, D.Env., American Enterprise Institute
  • Kesten Green, Ph.D, Monash University
  • Will Happer, Ph.D, Princeton University
  • Howard C. Hayden, Ph.D, University Of Connecticut, (emeritus)
  • Ben Herman, Ph.D, University Of Arizona, (emeritus)
  • Martin Hertzberg, Ph.D, U.S. Navy, (retired)
  • Doug Hoffman, Ph.D, Author, The Resilient Earth
  • Bernd Huettner, Ph.D.
  • Ole Humlum, Ph.D, University Of Oslo
  • A. Neil Hutton, Past President, Canadian Society Of Petroleum Geologists
  • Craig D. Idso, Ph.D, Center For The Study Of Carbon Dioxide And Global Change
  • Sherwood B. Idso, Ph.D, U.S. Department Of Agriculture (retired)
  • Kiminori Itoh, Ph.D, Yokohama National University
  • Steve Japar, Ph.D, Reviewer, Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change
  • Sten Kaijser, Ph.D, Uppsala University, (emeritus)
  • Wibjorn Karlen, Ph.D, University Of Stockholm, (emeritus)
  • Joel Kauffman, Ph.D, University Of The Sciences, Philadelphia, (emeritus)
  • David Kear, Ph.D, Former Director-General, Nz Dept. Scientific And Industrial Research
  • Richard Keen, Ph.D, University Of Colorado
  • Dr. Kelvin Kemm, Ph.D, Lifetime Achievers Award, National Science And Technology Forum, South Africa
  • Madhav Khandekar, Ph.D, Former Editor, Climate Research
  • Robert S. Knox, Ph.D, University Of Rochester (emeritus)
  • James P. Koermer, Ph.D, Plymouth State University
  • Gerhard Kramm, Ph.D, University Of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Wayne Kraus, Ph.D, Kraus Consulting
  • Olav M. Kvalheim, Ph.D, Univ. Of Bergen
  • Roar Larson, Ph.D, Norwegian University Of Science And Technology
  • James F. Lea, Ph.D.
  • Douglas Leahy, Ph.D, Meteorologist
  • Peter R. Leavitt, Certified Consulting Meteorologist
  • David R. Legates, Ph.D, University of Delaware
  • Richard S. Lindzen, Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
  • Harry F. Lins, Ph.D. Co-Chair, IPCC Hydrology and Water Resources Working Group
  • Anthony R. Lupo, Ph.D, University Of Missouri
  • Howard Maccabee, Ph.D, MD Clinical Faculty, Stanford Medical School
  • Horst Malberg, Ph.D, Free University of Berlin
  • Bjorn Malmgren, Ph.D, Goteburg University (emeritus)
  • Jennifer Marohasy, Ph.D, Australian Environment Foundation
  • James A Marusek, U.S. Navy, (retired)
  • Ross Mckitrick, Ph.D, University Of Guelph
  • Patrick J. Michaels, Ph.D, University Of Virginia
  • Timmothy R. Minnich, MS, Minnich And Scotto, Inc.
  • Asmunn Moene, Ph.D, Former Head, Forecasting Center, Meteorological Institute, Norway
  • Michael Monce, Ph.D, Connecticut College
  • Dick Morgan, Ph.D, Exeter University, (emeritus)
  • Nils-axel Morner, Ph.D, Stockholm University, (emeritus)
  • David Nowell, D.I.C., Former Chairman, Nato Meteorology Canada
  • Cliff Ollier, D.Sc., University Of Western Australia
  • Garth W. Paltridge, Ph.D, University Of Tasmania
  • Alfred Peckarek, Ph.D, St. Cloud State University
  • Dr. Robert A. Perkins, P.E. University Of Alaska
  • Ian Pilmer, Ph.D, University Of Melbourne (emeritus)
  • Brian R. Pratt, Ph.D, University Of Saskatchewan
  • John Reinhard, Ph.D, Ore Pharmaceuticals
  • Peter Ridd, Ph.D, James Cook University
  • Curt Rose, Ph.D, Bishop’s University (emeritus)
  • Peter Salonius, M.Sc., Canadian Forest Service
  • Gary Sharp, Ph.D, Center For Climate/Ocean Resources Study
  • Thomas P. Sheahan, Ph.D, Western Technologies, Inc.
  • Alan Simmons, Author, The Resilient Earth
  • Roy N. Spencer, Ph.D, University Of Alabama-Huntsville
  • Arlin Super, Ph.D, Retired Research Meteorologist, U.S. Dept. Of Reclamation
  • George H. Taylor, MS, Applied Climate Services
  • Eduardo P. Tonni, Ph.D, Museo De La Plata, (Argentina)
  • Ralf D. Tscheuschner, Ph.D.
  • Dr. Anton Uriarte, Ph.D, Universidad Del Pais Vasco
  • Brian Valentine, Ph.D, U.S. Department Of Energy
  • Gosta Walin, Ph.D, University Of Gothenburg, (emeritus)
  • Gerd-Rainer Weber, Ph.D, Reviewer, Intergovernmenal Panel On Climate Change
  • Forese-Carlo Wezel, Ph.D, Urbino University
  • Edward T. Wimberley, Ph.D, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Miklos Zagoni, Ph.D, Reviewer, Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change
  • Antonio Zichichi, Ph.D, President, World Federation Of Scientists

Footnotes

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  2. Brohan, P., et al. Journal of Geophysical Research, 2006: DOI: 10.1029/2005JD006548. Updates at http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/temperature.
  3. Pielke, R. A. Jr., et al. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 2005: DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-86-10-1481.
  4. Douglass, D. H., et al. International Journal of Climatology, 2007: DOI: 10.1002/joc.1651.

April 2, 2009 Posted by | Government Sucks | , | Leave a comment

What’s It Going To Take Mr. President?

What’s It Going To Take Mr. President?

Ninety percent of the cocaine smuggled into the USA comes across the Mexican Border and the Secretary of State went to Mexico last week and all but insisted that it was our fault because of the amount of drug users in this country.

The Islamic fanatics in jail in Guantanamo Bay were put there because they are blood enemies of America and President Obama is getting ready to release twenty of them into the population of this country and give them federal aid.

It is now a proven fact that members of the Lebanese terrorist group, Hezbollah, are now in Mexico operating shoulder to shoulder with the Mexican drug cartels and it’s a known fact that some of their number have infiltrated into this country using the long established routes of the cartels.

Al Qaeda is now in Latin America. How much longer will it be before they are also on our Southern borders? In fact they could be there now. The truth is we don’t know.

Nancy Pelosi said that enforcing the American immigration laws was un-American, and that those who opposed the laws were patriotic. Can somebody tell me how in the name of all that’s sane, this woman is even in Congress, much less the Speaker of the House?

Democrats and Republicans, fearing Latin American backlash have long turned their backs on the problem at our Southern borders. Nobody even knows how many illegals are here now and how many of them could be carrying anything from a deadly disease to a suitcase nuke.

I literally marvel at the downright stupidity and incompetence that takes place in Washington every day of the week. It’s almost as if the President and the Congress and Senate are deliberately destroying the United States of America and whether it’s deliberate or not it’s happening at an alarming rate.

Apparently we did not learn a lesson from 9/11, or at least our present government didn’t. It’s almost as if we’re just sitting here saying, “Come and get us, we’re yours for the taking”.

While politicians hatch grandiose plans to combat global warming and turn the sovereignty of this country over to the United Nations, impending catastrophe tightens it’s noose around America’s neck every day.

Mexico is all but totally under the control of the drug cartels and we’ve already seen what happens to a country when Hezbollah and al Qaeda moves in.

So what’s it going to take Mr. President, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Reid and all the rest of you spineless, pitiful excuses for human beings who are willing to expose this nation to the kind of danger we’re in now because you’re afraid you’ll miss out on a few votes.

What’s going to happen when some fanatic sets off a nuclear weapon in America?

As the Bible says, you people gag on a gnat and swallow a camel, you spout out dire platitudes about the mythical dangers of global warming and ignore the clear and present danger of terrorist groups poised to send suicide bombers into this country.

I think if we ever give this country a national enema we should stick the nozzle smack dab in the middle of the District of Columbia.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

April 2, 2009 Posted by | Government Sucks | | Leave a comment

Explosive Video, Fannie Mae CEO calling Obama and the Dems the “Family” and “Conscience” of Fannie Mae

April 1, 2009 Posted by | Government Sucks | | Leave a comment

Military demands details on soldiers’ private guns


Fort Campbell command reversed under pressure

Posted: March 21, 2009
12:15 am Eastern   

 

 

By Bob Unruh

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A military commander at Fort Campbell in Kentucky demanded his soldiers give him the registration numbers of any guns they own privately and then reveal where they are stored.

The order was stopped, according to base officials, when it was discovered the commander was not “acting within his authority.”

The original order was issued on the letterhead of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment and said effective March 11, any soldier with a “privately owned weapon” was required to submit the information, along with any information about any concealed carry permit the soldier may have, and what state issued the permit.

 

 

Further, the rule warned, “If any soldier comes into possession of a Privately Owned Weapon following the effective date of this memorandum, he is required to inform the Chain of Command of the above information.”

One soldier who objected to the demands circulated the memo, commenting that he lives off post.

“It just seems a little coincidental to me that within 90 days the most anti-firearm president in history is inaugurated, some of the nastiest anti-firearm laws are put on the table in Washington, and then the Army comes around wanting what amounts to a registration on all firearms, even if they are off post, and doesn’t provide any reason or purpose as to why,” the soldier said.

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Base spokeswoman Cathy Gramling told WND the letter apparently was a mistake. She said the base requires anyone bringing a privately owned weapon onto the installation to register it.

“As a response to a number of negligent discharges of privately owned weapons, the command decided to explore how to implement a training program for soldiers with privately owned weapons. Their goal is to identify soldiers with firearms and provide additional safety training to them, much like our motorcycle and driver safety classes,” she said.

“Our soldiers train and operate in combat with M-4 carbines and various other military weapons, but not all who purchase their own weapons are properly trained to handle them. Determining which soldiers possess weapons will allow the command to identify the soldiers who may require additional training on them,” she said.

Learn here why it’s your right – and duty – to be armed.

Gramling said the memo was “from a subordinate unit commander who, at the time, believed he was acting within his authority.” She said requiring the information was halted when it was discovered the commander was not within his authority.

The process has been suspended pending a full review, she said.

“This is not an effort to infringe on soldiers’ rights to own firearms,” Gramling told WND.

Mistake or not, the commander’s order comes on the heels of a Department of Defense policy that limited the supply of ammunition available to the private gun owners by requiring destruction of fired military cartridge brass.

That policy already had been implemented and had taken a bite out of the nation’s stressed ammunition supply before it was reversed this week.

Mark Cunningham, a legislative affairs representative with the Defense Logistics Agency, explained in an e-mail to the office of Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., that the Department of Defense had placed small arms cartridge cases on its list of sensitive munitions items as part of an overall effort to ensure national security is not jeopardized in the sale of any Defense property.

“Upon review, the Defense Logistics Agency has determined the cartridge cases could be appropriately placed in a category of government property allowing for their release for sale,” Cunningham wrote.

 

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Group asks states to track citizens’ ammo

Ban lifted on loaded guns in national parks

NRA’s next target: Re-arming Chicago

NRA aims big-budget blitz at Obama

Supremes: Individuals have right to bear arms

Obama election triggers national gun rush

Chuck Norris: Thugs can look down barrel of my gun

Christian college to allow students to carry guns?

Feds pirate investor’s gun-shop software

Feds suppress evidence in ‘broken gun’ conviction?

Man jailed for broken gun getting defense fund help

Gunmaker to feds: Make my day!

Gun expert claims feds punishing him

ACLU blasted on own blog over 2nd Amendment stand

Owner of broken rifle surrenders for 30-month sentence

30 months in jail for broken gun

Drill instructor convicted after rifle jams

Bloggers attack feds after agent forgets gun in airport

BATF rebuked for attacks on gun dealers

Gun shop: Complaint could have been ruse

Gun-shop owner gets ‘breath of fresh air’

‘Blog’ puts fear into gun shop inspectors

New gun control: Shut down shops

Your doctor could put you on no-gun list

Expert offers teachers free weapons training

State quashed bill allowing handguns on campuses

Trial will debate 2nd Amendment rights

Buy a house, get a gun free

New use for schoolbooks: Stopping bullets

New Yorkers rally for ‘illegal’ guns

Clinton-era war on guns revealed

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March 22, 2009 Posted by | Assinine, Government Sucks, Scary | | Leave a comment

$11,000,000,000,000

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

$11,000,000,000,000

It happened within the last hour. I noticed it posted on Drudge and then I looked at our National Debt Clock posted on the lower right side of this blog. Yup. $11T. I can’t believe it has come to this. We have, what, 305 million people in America? And about half of us pay federal income taxes, leaving 152.5 million to pay the bill. And if you assume an average household size of 2.25, the national debt burden is $162,295 per federal tax paying household. This doesn’t include federal taxes required to fund ongoing government operations. It doesn’t include interest payments on the debt. It doesn’t include any state or local taxes, and it doesn’t include unfunded future liabilities in the form of entitlements.

To put this in a different perspective, consider this. The median home price in the United States was $180,000 by year-end 2008. So the national debt burden is now close to the median cost of a home, which most people finance with a 30-year mortgage. Obviously, federal tax paying households cannot handle a double-mortgage. So the debt will have to be deferred down the generations, with each generation chipping away at the block. Progress can only be made when the government stops borrowing, and there are no signs of that stopping right now.

The longer it takes to pay it off, the more expensive it becomes. In 2008, our interest payments were $500 billion, folks. It will be larger for 2009. So that means in two years, we will have shifted over $1 trillion of our resources away from productive means in order to pay interest on debt alone, all while the overall principle balance continues to increase because the government won’t stop borrowing and spending. Is this sinking in, yet? Are you following me? It gets worse. We will…I guarandamnfuckingtee it…we will be printing money because investors, both national and international, are becoming increasingly wary of our economic health. And when we can’t sell enough debt to fund the government’s hunger, we are forced to monetize debt by printing more money. You know what happens after the money printing presses stop smoking? I-N-F-L-A-T-I-O-N!!

You wanna know why the government is frantic to generate new sources of revenue? Because it’s running out of money!! Unemployment is on the rise. Business investment has plummeted. Trillions of dollars in wealth has disappeared within one year from the major stock exchanges. And the recession is spreading on a global scale. And all the government can think about is more government and the advancement of a sinister agenda aimed directly at our liberties. After the government has exhausted all external sources of income, it will be forced to fire up the printing presses at an unprecedented rate. And when that happens…lights out, New York, just like in Atlas Shrugged.

It’s a roller coaster ride headed straight to Hell, and this ride doesn’t have an emergency stop switch. It’s a shitball rolling downhill faster and faster, engulfing everything in its path!! That’s right! WE – ARE – FUCKED!!

We are so unbelievably fucked that I can’t believe we have yet to take the streets with our fists clinched. Somebody, somewhere has got to do something! I don’t know what that something is but I don’t feel liable at all for this national debt. I didn’t vote for it. I didn’t ask for it. I haven’t benefited from it, and I know it is morally wrong and economically unsustainable to sack our future generations with this debt. But we have nowhere to hide!

One day the piper will have to be paid, and the piper ain’t very nice. We’re talking China, Russia, OPEC, we got Communists crawling all over Central and South America…you name it. We have sold this country down the river with Satan manning the oars. Fuck you, Washington, DC. FUCK YOU TO HELL!!! So help me God I will avenge the sins the Baby Boomer generation has inflicted upon my generation and those behind me. You 1960s Communist rejects can kiss my mother fucking ass.

It’s time…

March 20, 2009 Posted by | Government Sucks, Obama Crap | , | Leave a comment