Sunday, October 24, 2010

Electric eye

Do you ever get that feeling that your being watched? Well your not crazy you are being watched and your criminal record is being run regularly. Most states if not all have speed reading electric eyes affixed at intersections toll booths  and on patrol cars. These eyes can read perhaps hundreds of vehicle license plates in a mater of seconds. Your license plate is connected to your name that is matched to NCIC (National Crime Information Center). Of course your plate is also matched for current registration and some states match the plate with insurance data base records for required insurance coverage.

The Electric Eye system rapidly reads any plate in view of the 360 degree angle. In the case of a patrol car as it reads the plates and runs information if there is a hit it alarms and gives a description of the vehicle Make model year and color and the location of the hit. When my license was suspended for so-called child support I would often get undue scrutiny when passing a cop, They always seamed to turn to look as I passed. When I was driving the service truck it didn't seam to happen. But It was registered to a Corporation and not linked to my license or me. Here in Montana they started asking for your DL number when registering a vehicle.......Now I know why.

It goes without saying if our founders could comprehend such technology they would have considered it a complete overreach of government, I'm sure. I think it is a warrant-less search. The PTB would argue that since it is only checking public information its not a search. But I say since it is searching information for the purpose of levying a charge on a person it is a search with no probable cause.

Effectively this system focuses on a person behaving lawfully and searches to find a crime to charge them with.

http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=505191

 Odly this technology has been around for I gather around 20 years......I was reminded of this song by Judas Priest titled Electric eye.



Friday, October 1, 2010

Retreat

Here is an ideal retreat. Its 320 acres with live water. Far enough from population yet close enough to services to live comfortably till the complete collapse. (I suspect we are in for a very long deep depression).  Now this property is expensive but an option may be to have several people chip-in. then you have strength in numbers. This property if managed well could easily support a very large group. With cows sheep and goats you would have more than enough meat to go around. You could have a magnificent garden. A large group with an accumulation of cash could bargain the price down for a quick sale the owners would likely take the money. Perhaps an offer of 125k would be accepted. The asking price is 200k but you never know what they will take and it never hurts to ask. If they want to get pissed of from a cash offer, that's there problem.....Honestly though they surly would take 150k, I would eat my hat if they said no. Check it out, it also has nice pic in the ad.


http://montana.craigslist.org/grd/1982980826.htmlhttp://montana.craigslist.org/grd/1982980826.html

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Dem's are for the poor,

The dems say they are for the po folk thy feel your pain. Here is a list of the richest members of congress, not surprising 15 out of the 25 are Dems, apparently feeling the pain of the pore country class is profitable. Also note the top 5 richest  majority  are dems 4 to 1
1Darrell Issa (R-Calif)$164,650,039$251,025,020$337,400,002
2Jane Harman (D-Calif)$112,318,335$244,796,667$377,275,000
3Herb Kohl (D-Wis)$163,510,027$214,570,011$265,629,996
4Mark Warner (D-Va)$73,315,204$209,700,598$346,085,992
5John Kerry (D-Mass)$158,643,501$208,801,275$258,959,049
6Jared Polis (D-Colo)$50,737,134$158,173,566$265,609,998
7Vernon Buchanan (R-Fla)$-68,340,597$142,432,692$353,205,982
8Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa)$60,196,019$94,306,010$128,416,002
9Frank R Lautenberg (D-NJ)$47,632,169$74,744,094$101,856,020
10Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif)$42,912,257$72,380,637$101,849,018
11Michael McCaul (R-Texas)$38,084,496$69,619,248$101,154,000
12Alan Grayson (D-Fla)$30,938,043$54,451,020$77,963,998
13James E Risch (R-Idaho)$19,036,052$53,325,524$87,614,997
14Bob Corker (R-Tenn)$8,293,042$52,345,517$96,397,993
15Cynthia Marie Lummis (R-Wyo)$12,970,031$48,288,514$83,606,998
16Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass)$15,741,036$44,917,518$74,094,000
17Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)$18,154,181$40,898,090$63,642,000
18Harry Teague (D-NM)$36,275,466$38,275,465$40,275,465
19Carolyn B Maloney (D-NY)$11,497,098$36,751,045$62,004,993
20Gary Miller (R-Calif)$13,263,051$36,719,525$60,176,000
21Nita M Lowey (D-NY)$13,481,096$33,835,578$54,190,060
22Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif)$-33,223,905$31,378,542$95,980,989
23Denny Rehberg (R-Mont)$6,570,014$31,372,505$56,174,997
24Yvette D Clarke (D-NY)$10,000,002$30,000,001$50,000,000
25Olympia J Snowe (R-Maine)$11,605,053$28,542,526$45,480,000

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Good reading

Good reading

Here is an interesting piece, by a . It has been making the rounds among conservatives and folks that are concerned by the actions of our governing body. This piece by Codevilla is an eye opening perspective on the difference of today's elected officials (ruling class) hand how us surfs are effectively being ruled by the likings of a college cliche. I heard of this piece a while back, today I was reminded of it when Dennis Miller interviewed Codevilla on a show replay today.


http://spectator.org/archives/2010/07/16/americas-ruling-class-and-the/print

Its particularly interesting because it describes why party lines are often a fogy curve rather than straight black and white line. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A realistic and accurate view of the market

A realistic and accurate view of the market.




He points out that the last drop in jobless claims was due to the reporting agencies being closed on Labor day.Apparently they only had reports from 41 states. In the nine states that did not report CA was one of them. Absence of the reporting states stats they, guessed to arrive at a figure for jobless claims.

Also I think the stock market is building confidence in the expected victory of conservatives in November. I expect we will have another peak rally before we sink. If you look at the markets of 1929 to 1933 they observed two very nice rallies before plugging for decades of disparity.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Political involvement.

Political involvement.

My problem with politics is it is a work in progress, it will never end. Our lives will be spent defending our personal liberties. I and a lot of people would rather the government  just leave me alone. But there are those other people that like to be ruled, they need a government to tell them what to do. There existence is entirely dependent on the government. People like us are only hampered by government. The problem is they need people like us, to pay for people like them.

The next time I get in a political discussion, and they dont understand why I dont like the dems or there socialist movement. I will point my finger in there face and say: Because I dont want to pay for your schooling, I dont want to pay for your kids, I dont want to pay for your house, I dont want to pay for your health care nor your retirement. Most of all I dont want to pay you 80k per year for your government job, that would be nonexistent in the private sector. No one needs the services they do, at least not enough to pay for them. In my job I have to offer a service and or product, that people need or want enough that they are willing to pay for it. In the gov, sector there pay is directly obtained from the proceeds of tax payer extortion, we have the choice of ether paying the excessive income taxes and other fees, or;going to jail. The absence of choice or threat is what makes there comfortable living possible.

We have had groups working in the shadows to gain socialist ideals since the founding of our country.The names of the groups change and the players die off only to be replaced by new. There agenda varies over time but in essence the root of there agenda is to take from one and give to another. Today they are easily spotted, they use code words like "social justice" and praises like "its for our children". This is why we are constantly on the defensive. They are working for there goals, and willing to steal from us to achieve them. We are not working actively to achieve our goals, those being Freedom, Personal liberties, and Financial independence. I know we shouldn't have to fight for the things that are our birth right, but that doesn't change the fact that need too. The bottom line, these people want to take what is ours.

On a positive note, we have the advantage: They need us to be able to pay for there socialist utopia. But we dont need them! Our lives will improve to obscene levels of greatness if it weren't for there dead weight. We need to use this to our advantage.

This up-coming election is important, but we cant stop with this victory. We need to organize just as our opponents do, we need the force and effect of a collective movement for a common goal of freedom.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Jack boot piggy, wiggy and XE jobs



http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/110666/what-not-to-say-when-pulled-over-by-a-cop
Above, is an article I found about what not to do when you get pulled over. It outlines how you NEED to bend over and submit to the supreme security force of the us empire. One cop in the article says 'you dont ask the questions, they do'.  I was pleased to see the commits voicing outrage with the concept of simply obeying authority and not to question the commands of THE MAN. I think we should all be as uncooperative with law enforcement as possible of course we should NOT escalating the situation, they are just waiting for an excuse to beat your ass with a club. But remember there job is to write tickets and gather evidence, and information to aide the prosecutor in securing a convection. They are not there to be your friend or to buddy-up. Be sure not to waive any right or to incriminate yourself. You dont have to answer any questions....So dont answer. Just say what can I do for you officer. Repeatedly if necessary!


If your seeking Paramilitary employment:

 Black Water now known as XE, is hiring. If your background is of military your chances of getting hired are probably good:

http://xecompany.hrmdirect.com/employment/openings.php

MY Vote

Here is who I am voting for

Jason Priest for State Senate
http://www.priest2010.com/issues/

He is for Personal liberties, small gov, non intrusive gov,and no new gun control. He is a true conservative with constitutional values.

The guy he is running against is a complete socialist idiot. A democrap, his sight uses code words like "future is for our children" This of course means he is pro enslaving the citizen and youth of tomorrow with social programs that teach dependency on government. The dems for a long time have sought to drive the poverty level higher by offering programs that encourage you to stay on the programs, thus remaining low income and insuring a voter base; by simply promising them more free stuff by way of more social programs.

An example of social programs retaining there dependents is "welfare to work", They can work to make a very low income and still receive there "benefits"of welfare. If they work more than is allowed there benefits are cut. So they work the system and stand pat, living on your taxes. They also receive many thousands of dollars by way of income credit for being low income. The earned income credit is NOT a refund of there taxes, they pay no taxes The money for the EIC is taken from others and given to them.

The Dems have been brilliant in this arrangement. See a person on the above programs are receiving an extra 18K per year on these programs. If they were to apply them selves to employment and increase there income by as little as 1k they would loose all the "benefits". So when this person votes, They are not going to vote for a person that preaches "financial independence". Now when a Dem stands up and says he wants to "create more programs for the pore" That's where there vote will go.......See he just bought a vote by way of promising more free stuff at YOUR expense.

Like wise, the working middle class are driven to a much lower rung on the financial ladder, because there income is extracted from them to pay for the free programs for the Democratic constituents. Of course they bribe the middle class by promising tax breaks. Which is total BS because a flat percentage tax is the only "fair" way to go but a dem would never consent to that. And the bulk of your income that is lost is taken to support there programs for ther 'pore constituent voter base'. Like Social security, unemployment insurance, and medical. This money is not taken and held for your later use; its taken to pay for the people on the programs now.

There is no such thing as a good DEMOCRAT! No wait, that's not true, I like the buried ones. 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Quote

We have the right as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money.
Davy Crockett

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Un-guarded

Un-guarded retreat.

I have been looking for out side employment because I just dont have the energy to pursue the self employment  hassles, Contrary to popular belief self employment is very hard work. A job is more dependable and much less work. In a job a person arrives at a given time then dose his desired function and goes home. Then you get payed on a certain day guaranteed. In self employment land you may go months with NO pay some times you may never get payed or there check bounces and your only recourse is to file a law suit, and if your strapped for cash that's not a viable option....Even if you win you still need to collect and that's what you sued for in the first place.

But I haven made any iron clad decisions yet, I would just like to get more money flowing before the sky falls if in fact it does fall. But I was thinking, if the misses were home when SHTF, and if for some reason she had to leave the retreat/house. (remember we live on the retreat) if she needed to evacuate in my absence we should have a place to evacuate to. A predetermined location that she and I agree on. This way if I were to come home and find mutant zombies or other undesirables inhabiting my place, I would have a fall back location to regroup with the misses. Its not a likely problem given that I would only be gone for a day at a time but worth the planing, just-in-case. Otherwise there is no plan and one could loose another, for a life time. On the other hand I could loose here and find one better!!!(kidding)

I am thinking of a location near here on a mountain top, maybe I could stash some provisions there. Nothing fancy just food water blankets and a tent. Just another edge to insure we die with our boots on.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Curing meat and smoking meat

Curing meat and smoking meat

I was poking around on line and found this page:http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-2055/ANSI-3994web.pdf

Here are some of the recipes and information.

Selection and Handling of Meat
Meat is a highly perishable product in which deteriorative changes begin soon after bleeding the animal. The primary cause of product deterioration is microorganisms which may be bacteria, yeasts, or molds. The tissues of the living animal
are essentially free of these. However, the first source of contamination is with the sticking knife in the bleeding process. Other sources of contamination are associated with handling conditions such as contact of the hide, puncture of the intestinal tract and improper cleaning of equipment used for cutting and processing. The best way to keep deterioration of product to a minimum is with low cooler temperatures and a good sanitation program. Proper handling of meat is the key to successful meat curing.
Rapid chilling of the hog carcass or any other meat cuts is a must to prevent spoilage. With adequate refrigeration (32-35°F.), it takes 12 to 15 hours to chill a 150-pound hog carcass down to 40°F internal temperature. This is extremely important since warm meat may start spoiling before the salt penetrates to the center of the cut. “Ham Sour” from anaerobic
Meat Curingbacteria present in lymph nodes or bone joint may result if the fresh (uncured) ham is not chilled below 40°F.
Cuts most commonly cured from pork are the ham, shoulders, and belly, while jowl and loin are sometimes cured. Most commonly cured beef cuts are briskets, strips of round, or chuck and plates which can be cured as beef bacon.
Sanitary conditions can affect the flavor of fresh or cured meats. Thus, it’s essential to have clean equipment and facilities
to produce the highest quality cured product.
The work area should be cleaned daily with warm water (130°F.) and detergent followed by a sanitizer for microbial control. All complete sanitation programs should include these steps

 Method of Curing
Curing materials may be in either dry or liquid form. They will be applied either to the surface of meat or into it by some injection method. The oldest method of cure application is dry cure in which the curing ingredients are rubbed on the surface of the meat. The dry, sugar cure method can be used under wider temperature variations and will have less spoilage problems under unfavorable curing conditions. A simple and time-tested dry-curing formula is as follows:
• 8 Ibs. salt
• 3 Ibs. sugar
• 2 oz. sodium nitrate
• 1/2 oz. sodium nitrite (or a total of 3 oz. nitrate available; remember, excess nitrite is toxic)
Also, a prepackaged cure or modern cure mix can be purchased from a spice or seasoning company.
One ounce of cure mixture per one pound of pork should be used. Hams will require three separate rubbings at three- to five-day intervals. Picnics and butts will require two rubbings
at three- to five-day intervals. The belly will require one thorough rubbing with a little sprinkling over the flesh side of each belly. The cure mixture should be divided into two or three portions for the number of rubbings. At the end of the three- or five-day interval another portion of the cure mixture should be rubbed in. When curing, meat should be held in a non-corrosive vat or containers that will drain so the cuts do not rest in their own brine.
The length of curing is seven days per inch of thickness. An example, if a ham weighs 12-14 pounds and is 5 inches thick through the thickest part, this ham should be cured 5 x 7 = 35 days. A belly two-inches thick should cure in 14 days. Another important consideration is to be sure the cure is rubbed into the aitch bone joint and hock end of the ham to avoid bone sour. During curing the product should be stored at temperatures between 32° to 40°F.


Smoking
Three traditionally recognized reasons for smoking meat are for preservation, appearance, and flavor. Smoked meat is less likely to spoil than unsmoked meat. Smoking improves the flavor and appearance, aids in reducing mold growth,as well as retards rancid flavors. It takes about 24 hours to smoke and cook hams. Smoking is usually accomplished in three stages. During the first phase, or drying stage, the smokehouse is heated to 125°F. All dampers are opened to allow all excess moisture to escape and there is no smoking during this 8-hour period. During the next eight-hour stage, the dampers are partially closed and the temperature on the house increased to 135°F. and smoke is generated. The smoke is continued throughout the third stage with all dampers closed, and the temperature on the house raised to 180°F. Hold this temperature until the product temperature reaches 142°F. These hams will require further cooking in the home for full tenderization. Hams sold as “fully cooked” have received extra heat processing to an internal temperature of at least 148°F.
The wood used to generate the smoke should be of the hardwood species. Do not use pine or any other resinous wood or sawdust because the smoke from such wood will be sooty and strong smelling. It is recommended to use wood or sawdust from hickory, apple, plum, oak, maple, ash, or any non-resinous wood to obtain satisfactory results.
 

Summary
Successful curing is dependent on proper handling of meat and using good quality cure ingredients. Curing provides preservation of product, but such cured products still have a short shelf life of 30 days at refrigerated temperatures. Remember
to handle with care.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Invest?

Invest?
I was reading on a BLOG several months back, I cant recall the name. But, they were talking about wise investments (most of us dont have money to invest- Ill get to that too) The BLOG author was thinking commercial property would have a positive return. It will not !

We need to stop thinking in those terms, rental property only worked well in an inflating and vibrant economy. We will inflate but the vibrancy isn't there to support a need for commercial property. I have had rentals before and honestly I spent most of the time chasing tenants to get paid. These were low end houses so that was a large part of the problem. A lot of times a tenant would move-in pay for the first month, and then didn't pay for the next month. It would take most of that month to kick them out. Then another month to haul off all the crap that was left behind, and to get a new renter. So each three month cycle I collected one months rent and spent a huge amount of time to go broke. Its not a direct comparison to commercial property, but the risk is huge when your returns are dependent on people as tenants that aren't very reliable. It would be more dependable if I had been more selective...It is a lesson to me, giving people a chance to prove they can be responsible in the future is a loosing deal. I got screwed every-time. Most people wont utilize opportunity, to propel forward. Its the same reason welfare doesn't work.

Here is some figures to mill over, when pondering investments. A house costing 60k will return about 500 a month in rent, this doesn't include costs of maintenance. But lets just give it the benefit and say your tenant is a good one and pays every month, and nothing breaks. So 60k in cold cash will net you 6k a year.

When I got a judgment from child support, the judgment was illegal but trying to prove I wasn't served was imposable. Among the first things they did, was to lien all my property. So the property was completely locked-up with no warning...I was cash pore my money was all in property. With a lien showing on my credit report a loan was imposable, banks cant loan to you without paying all judgments. Not only can your property assets get locked up. But the first thing an attorney will do when filing suit against you is check to see how much property you own. Remember, people have the mind-set that property holdings, equate to wealth. So the county property records are strengthening there resolve to sue you. They think you have money and there coming to get it.

Real estate is not liquid at all. And its a huge target to get sued, by opportunists. Now, here is a better Idea! Cows. 12 cows will costs around 12k sometimes they are bread for this price, the offspring will net you 500 each. that's a return of 6k per year.

So the house rental is 60k to net return 6k and not liquid and lien-able.

The cows are 12k to return 6k and very liquid, and nearly imposable to lien. Also the auction houses don't report payments to the IRS.

Sure you need land for the cows, but range land is cheaper than buildings, and with our curnt melt down any thing agriculture is a very safe bet.

We had our property up for sale a while back and the highest offer was 6 times what we payed 6 yrs before. Its funny today houses prices are still falling but agriculture land is rising. We were looking at walking away with 200K in our pocket after the sale. But the child support Nazi's would have taken half. And we couldn't find anything we liked better. We decided to stay where were at. In fact our plan now is to retain the property as a safety net for our old age.

There are still deals to be had on vacant land, they are going up in price so get yours now, or you will be left in the dust.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

JBT the big bone!

Flipping off a cop....I love this video....Even though I support giving the JBT the big bone!


I just noticed the stats, Interesting.
Audiences
This video is most popular with:
Gender Age
Male 45-54
Male 35-44
Male 25-34

Don't talk to the cops

Don't talk to the cops


There is also a part two, I haven't watched the second part yet.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Walter E Williams

Walter Williams: Free-market thinking grows out of a respect for the basic principles of individual liberty. If I am free, then I can negotiate, I can trade with anybody I wish to whether that person is American or whether he came from Europe, Mexico, Africa or anywhere else. If any third party interferes, then I am that much less free.

Walter Williams: No, I was not. And if I can identify anybody, it was Thomas Payne, who wrote Common Sense, which I have read a number of times. It was a pamphlet that Thomas Payne wrote to rally the American Colonies to rebel against the Crown.

I have listened to this guy on the radio. He is ultra conservative, very pro personals liberties. He is pondering running for president. I hope he I will, I would be delighted  to work on his campaign.

Its ironic, that it may take a black man to free us.

Also when the liberals/socialist start to speak of him poorly.....We can accuse them of being racists!

Please Google his name and find his numerous links to articles.

His home page is:
http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/

Here is a recent interview with him:
http://www.thedailybell.com/1259/Walter-Williams-on-the-Tyranny-of-the-Majority-the-US-Federal-Budget-and-Free-Market-Thinking.html

He is wanting a ground up building of support before he makes a bid for the presidency.

I would support him 100% This guy will restore constitutional freedom. He is beyond a doubt the best man for the job. To understand his line of thinking he is much like Ron Paul, But his speaking is much more dynamic. He would be able to debate anyone with even a hint of liberalism, And totally cream them. He knows his facts and can speak off the cuff.....He does it all day long on the radio. He is an accomplished business professional. He preaches free market capitalism, individual freedom, states rights against federal gov, and naturally he believes in a small government that is not intrusive.

He is a polar opposite of Obama!!!!

On The Fence

I have been on the fence as to voting this mid term election. There is a lot of rumbling amongst the survivalist crowd, to avoid the political game. They have some valid points. But the point I cant escape is "you cant win if you dont play". A natural occurring phase of socialism is poverty and eventual collapse. That is where we are headed now. Our economy is tanking simply because the workers of the nation can not continue to support the over-head of social programs. (even sub-prime Mtg. is a social program).

Look, I have been hearing one in every six persons is supported by a government social program. (I hear CA is one in 3). I also know over half of the nations employment is federal or state municipal. Politics aside for a moment. NO government service produces a tangible product, they make no money from produced services that generates new money (except when they print it).  The people paying the bills of this country are people that produce a product or a service to those that do. A government employee pays taxes BUT the payment is from the government to the government employee and back to the government. They could have simply reduced the wage equal to the tax and accomplished the same thing. (But they need the revenue numbers up high to justify employing more government employees to administer more social programs). So if one in six people are on government welfare of one form or another, and half of the original 6 are in government employment that only leaves 2 people to support the remaining 4. Its no wonder our economy is crashing.

We all average 1/3 in federal tax withholding. its 50% if your self employed. The last job I had was 200 a week in taxes that was ten years ago. This to much for one person to pay and yet we all pay it. It still isn't enough to support the 4 out of 6. The bulk of government revenue is from the self employed and corporation share holders. (corporations pay no tax, the taxes are payed by its share holders). If it were not for this countries huge capitalist wealth we would have collapsed a long time ago. Socialism is very expensive.

Of course the federal tax is only a smaller picture of taxes. We pay vehicle registration, property tax, fines and permits....The list gos on and on. Not to mention the pet taxes like Child Support, Alimony and required insurance (home, Vehicle and Health......).

Back to voting, The economy will crash I'm sure of it. How big of a crash is debatable. Personally I think a huge depression is the likely out-come. Some economists are predicting a wicked crash early 2011. So there is a date to shoot for. But I think our Government will be in place for a long time to come. So we need to vote now more than ever.

The hardcore conservative will get my vote.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Now thats good news!

Apparently Arizona passed a law, making it legal to carry a firearm concealed with out a permit. I dont know how I missed this, Its old news now. I have been busy working on my place, In fact I haven't left the property for a month. Needless to say I support Arizonan's new pro gun law.


http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/04/16/politics/main6404742.shtml

In a perfect world we wouldn't need a law to permit or allow an activity.  I believe or founders intended laws to be restrictive to an activity, and not permissive. But we have to many laws now an I suppose a permissive law is the only viable way to restore rights.

We have a right to keep and bear arms. That shall NOT be infringed. This is a law to the states and federal government restricting them from any activity that infringed on our right to keep and bear arms. They have obviously failed in adhering to the law of the land. So I'm glad to see Arizona is getting with the program. By the way, the governor that signed the law in to effect is a Republican. The previous Governor was a Democrat and vetoed several similar bills in the past.

Most states have laws restricting concealed carry. Most of those laws were made during the 1800's. Its not surprising that a restrictive law would be made during the "wild west" days, because hiding a weapon was considered by most as a cowards last ditch effort to avoid a "fair fight" and to shoot an opponent in the back. It was illegal in most areas to shoot an un-armed person. So a coward could be an ass, and avoid being shot by appearing un-armed.

But by the same token it was normal for a person to openly carry, so there was no need to conceal your weapon. Now days it would be greeted with disdain to openly carry a gun. So the law allowing to carry concealed is perfectly reasonably.

More on the infrastructure

More on the infrastructure. I have been getting the power system working better. And I have been redesigning the trailer, so its cheaper to keep warm and improved living convince. A 75 foot long trailer is a pain, its tough to heat a long narrow space with the walls in-between. My heating is with a wood-stove and a propane space heater as back-up when the wood burns-out.

The trailer house is a 2 bd one bath. The kitchen is at the front then a bed room then the bath and the last bed room. With the kitchen and bath at nearly opposite ends frozen pipes during winter is a constant problem. Also a long trailer is annoying, every-time I need something its always at the other end of the house. I've logged many miles walking back and forth.

So to remedy the above problems I am down sizing the house to half the living space. In the end it will be a 16 by 40 one room house (the bath will be a separated room). Eventually I will remove the unused half of the house and build an insulated exterior wall. I have knocked out all the interior walls in the back half of the house. I moved the bath room and plumbing to the very back and the wall is up. The cistern is buried under the back half of the house. So that makes it more practical to limit the living area to the rear. I'm in the process now of moving the water heater to the space under the house. This will make room for the sink and counter in the main space, being the kitchen and bed room.With the kitchen and bath near plumbing lines will be shorter and less problems for freezing will occur since the space for accommodation and heating is smaller.

I have a dug-out area under the house large enough to stand in. Yesterday I was cutting the axles from under the house to make a larger area to increase the dug-out. I reached to the floor to toss a rotten board out,and I heard a steady hissing rattle sound. At first I thought I was hearing a gas leak, but the propane was off. I was pinned between the tank and wall with the hissing in the way of me and the exit. It was to dark to see clearly but by this time I had deduced the noise was from a rattle snake. The other way out was behind me through the outside crawl space.I had set the rotten ply wood in that exit, now knowing of the snake I was worried I had uncovered a snakes den and I feared baby snakes my have somehow stayed on the board.
I crawled over the water tank and in-to the house. I reached my trusty 10/22. Then went back down and killed the snake.It seams odd a large rattler would have chosen the dark and muddy conditions to perhaps hibernate, but who knows what goes on in the mind of a snake.
This is the crawl space from the house. I am cutting the axle with a blow torch. I had to cut them in half to lug them out from the top. The sides of the house are burred with 3 feet of dirt.

I ran out of oxygen so the remaining axles will have to remain for now. I have the plumbing to keep me occupied for a while.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

I have been devoting my days lately to improving infrastructure around the compound. The logic being that by spending the time now to save time later, and making life more comfortable will bring greater productivity in the future.

Power is the focus point of the last few days. Since we have returned from our fruitless stay in California (attempting to negotiate, were not successful with the child support Nazi) ( no oppressive regime ever gave up control voluntarily). Our power inverter has been unable to power the things it had in the past like the fridge and water pump. The batteries had also baked so keeping a charge for long is not happening. During our year long absence we left the lights on for security.

My system is basic, its a 400 watt air-x wind generator two solar panels (I cant remember the size but they are small). And several heavy duty batteries. With a gas generator. The system at its original costs was around 2500.00. to date (not including generator fuel). Batteries replacement and with one inverter replacement over the last 6 years I would estimate 6k has been lost to our power system.

Despite the push for renewable energy it is not a cheap alternative. It works well for us because we are 7 miles from line power. Batteries are the weak link, I keep bulk battery acid to replenish the cells, sometimes they will run dry and then its life is much shorter. In addition to the dry cell problems. Montana is a severe climate area, arctic cold winters and baking hot summers, not Ideal for a long battery life. Also the dry dusty conditions are not good for electronics, like the inverter and wind generator.

Prior to my recent changes the power system was housed in an enclosed back porch. Now I have replaced the batteries and the inverter. I have moved the system to the inside of the house. This I am hoping will extend the life of the power system, by protecting it from the elements. I'm still in the process of wiring things up and I'm running more 12 volt lights. I'll get some pictures and explain my system in more detail.

So far its much nicer having a fridge again and not needing to get the generator started for water pressure.I just remembered to mention the generator problems, Prior to having the solar panels and wind generator, we used the generator to charge the battery bank allowing enough power to run the house on the inverter. Needless to say we wore out several generators. So this was another huge expense that could have been avoided by better planing.

My problem was lack of capital to build an efficient set-up in the beginning. Now with infrastructure improvements and part of the system in place the costs from here should be financially able to bring the system to a more efficient design.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

state of delusion

Those local gov. and employees seam to be in a state of delusion, they are planing to increase taxes and fees to maintain business as usual. The cops seam to think more revenue from tickets will preserve there job, it will for a while.

Others think maintaining a partial MTG will preserve there life as they knew-it. It will for a while.

Speaking of a state of delusion, the feds still wont admit its a depression. Actual unemployment numbers are higher now than they ever-were in the 20's and 30's.

The fact is after the stock crash of 1929, the unemployment never went above 10%. Until the government steeped in to "help" in 1933 with the make work programs unemployment soared well above 10% and never came down till WWII.

In my younger days of working around heavy shipments of stock. I learned early when something large and heavy falls.....Let it go! The thought being, the item is replaceable you are NOT! Even though your instinct reaction is to step forward and catch it. You can train your response to be an immediate step back.

I think the economy is to large and heavy to catch. Those living in the state of delusion, are continuing to make payments on a bank owned life style. Its not sustainable and it wont last. Were all screwed.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Glenn's letter to his daughter

Here is a great video sound track. Its Glenn Becks Letter to his daughter. Then he used it as a speech to her graduating class.

"Rights are given to man by God protect them"

Saturday, August 21, 2010

How did he know?

How did he know?

I was thinking of a conversation I had nearly ten years ago. It was with an old man here in Montana. he and his family lived out the great depression in a tent in the woods and never wanted for food or water.I just call him one legged Ray, as you may have guessed, he only has one leg and his name is Ray. If you have been around Billings You may know him.

He was telling me that when his dad felt the depression coming-on he sold all his possessions of value, except for the family car and guns. He used the money to buy camping gear and squirreled away the remaining cash. They moved to the forests and camped out for something like ten years.It seams like he said they also did some trapping and selling the pelts. I cant remember. But the thing that's most interesting now, as I recall the discussion. How did his dad know.I remember asking him How his dad knew what was ahead and was so sure of his premonition. As to take such bold action. At the time it seamed like a huge leap to sell out and move to the woods. Ray told me his dad just "felt the depression coming on".

We have been lead to believe the depression came about suddenly. But, it didn't happen overnight; it was a decline with rises and falls in the economy. Same as now. I think it was a JWR's blog I read "we all get to the depression at our own speed". I think that's true.

Rays dad was just one of the first to arrive at the depression, And his action was a reaction to his situation. He didn't know what was coming, but he knew where he was.

Ya See, I didn't get it then, but I do now! Having the benefit of living in our depression now the thought of moving to the woods seams reasonable.We are living in the depression now. If your ship is sinking, you dont need to wait till its on the ocean floor. When it starts to sink, you know whats going to happen next.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sneaky sneaks

Sneaky sneaks

Soon you will have your gold sales reported to the IRS.

Well apparently the new health care reform bill has a provision tucked in that has just recently come to the public attention. Gold dealers will have to file a 1099 to report sales activities over 600.00 when purchasing gold from an individual and business.

So, be a good little citizen and remember to bring your social security card when you sell your gold.

Here is the story
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/gold-coin-dealers-decry-tax-law/story?id=11211611

Not to worry! I have a few suggestions: Obviously try to keep transactions under 600, hard to do with today's gold prices, but keep in mind when purchasing gold and consider smaller quantities. Also consider using an S-corp, with a tax ID. An s-corp is exempted from 1099 filings, when the corp is receiving money. But if you are a corp then you are supposed to file a 1099 when paying another, Then you too can be an IRS tattle tale! If you chose to report another (hint-hint)

Setting up an s-corp is the best business move I ever did. Its easy too!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Jack Webb Schools Barack Obama on America

This is very well made, It's a must see!

You will love I guarantee it!






President Reagan - Government is the Problem


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hide and seek

Hide and seek

Here is a song that reminds me of an old friend...........I dont know what ever happened to him. He was anti Government 30 years ago, and was always very cautious of leaving a trail. So to find him would be nearly impossible. He doesn't even show up on those people search web sights. Of course I'm not easy to find either.

Perhaps it's futile to hide, after all the purpose of hiding is avoid problems with PTB.....Ironically, they are the only ones that can find you, If they desire too.






Here is another video with cool scenes.


Traitor

Traitor

When I was a kid I loved watch Andy Griffith. I didn't have a TV for most of my childhood so when I could watch one it was a treat. To me Andy was always the voice of reason. He was always rational and calm. Perhaps the character he played is the rational personalty, and his true character is lacking in judgment. Or maybe the old man has just gone crazy.

Promoting a socialist agenda is a stigma that is now attached to his history and will certainly tarnish his reputation, beyond the grave.






He should know there is no such thing as a free lunch!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Banned condom commercial

This is a video of a condom commercial. I dont think its a bad commercial at all. It sights the need for a condom to protect you, from Child Support. Check it out 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5mp2sU9TU4&feature=related

It's interesting because I have suspected for a long time, that enormously high child support judgments are directed at punishment of fathers, and their suffering is to create a deterrent to would be fathers.

Its the method of operation for hard left government to create a new problem as a solution to the old. The old problem is women having children they can not afford, and using that child as their source of income. But if you cut the males balls off (financially), It will deterrent the problem.

Of course they could end welfare and the other free ride programs. But, nipping the bud is to direct for a mamby pamby pussy government such as ours. Today, a woman not willing to support even herself and having zero aspirations for a future, can simply have a child and all the programs available as a "benefit" to motherhood will create a sustainable living for years. She just has to be willing to take down a poor sap that didn't have the foresight to see past his erection. But most women will feel fine with sacrificing a male for her benefit, because society tells her it is OK to do so.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Snake

Snake

I sometimes have trouble with rattle snakes. This year is terrible. I have seen more snakes than I can count. The problem is (other than the normal problem of getting bit) The weather has been much wetter than normal and the snakes rattles haven't hardened. So sometimes the rattle is barely audible (Normal for a very young snake, not for a grown snake). I wear boots ALL the time. The higher the shank the better. I literally stepped on a young snake on the driveway...Never did hear it rattle. Now he is the headless snake, and will probably haunt me come Halloween. The swollen part in the middle, is where I think I stepped on it. I stepped down it felt funny, I looked down, saw the snake under my boot and I jumped.

Here are some tips I will pass on: Walk cautiously and listen carefully. Give the snake a chance to warn you. Never reach down quickly to grab something or to pick something up, from the ground. If possible step on  the area that you are going to reach to (better to get bit on the boot shank, than the hand). Even if you were just there,  a snake can appear in an area it wasn't a moment before. I was fencing and walked fifty feet down the line, I walked back to put on a clip I had forgotten, and there was a rattler waiting at the post. Remember, rattlers are in the open in the mornings and a afternoons, getting sun. In the heat of the day they are under sage or other shrubs and things providing shade.

If you get bit,Use a tourniquet and calmly seek medical attention.


Don't use a snake bite kit. You are likely to cause more harm than good..You may even bleed to death.

If you get bit post-collapse, I dont know what to tell you........But, people rarely die from a prairie rattler.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Dice

Hear is the live video clip of Andrew Dice Clay getting kicked off CNN. Actually it was mutual, he told them to get F---ed, at the same time the anchor was telling him to leave,and "F--k the hole network" he says on the way out .
 Listen to the noises in the background from the set crew, they are flabbergasted. Needless to say their is a whole lot of foul language.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M9C6a1K0nI&feature=related

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Slumber

Slumber 
I awoke early this morning before light. The dog was barking at the coyotes, they were howling close by. I've shot them when they get bold enough to come close. They've killed some cats in the past,  and now that we have lots of chickens they are temptation is greater to creep closer. I have noticed killing one coyote will thwart their efforts to get close for a while, but they get braver by the day if left un-checked. I didn't take any shots this morning, Gun fire before coffee, is never a good way to start the day.

Besides, for some reason when I was shaking of my slumber, I was thinking of Archie Bunker. The old TV show. I was picturing Edith and Archie, Singing "Those were the days" I dont know why. But remember their daughter's boyfriend Michael, the Meat-head? Meat-head was the hippie bucking the system, Archie was a stern conservative. Oddly, Meat-head's character, has the ideals mirroring the "characters" that are running the country today. I dont understand the mind set of the hippies or activists, They protest things like war and so called, lack of "social justice" and other things that the government does that they dislike. Yet, the same groups of people will turn on a dime, and demand government is the answer to all the country's problems, and that it is capable of fixing everything from discrimination, to joblessness, and poverty. How did the "evil warmongers" become the "voice of reason" capable of solving all the injustices, of the country today?

Those were the days.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Prospecting

Prospecting

I went gold prospecting today. No luck with finding a good mine today. It is always a good day if its spent in the woods though. Here are some of the views: If you click for a larger view, the pic are more impressive.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hand-out for a vote.

Hand-out for a vote.

Once again the Socialist/ Democrats have gotten their way, with-out regard to financial responsibility.
They have succeeded in extending unemployment with out a spending cut back to pay for it. In fact they have not established a way to pay for any of it.So, it will be paid by a deficit. Now, you and I will pay for it by higher taxes and inflation from printing yet more money.

They have undoubtedly secured more votes in the up-coming election from there new welfare constituents.

I have been self employed for years, and I do NOT qualify for any un-employment, or welfare, for that matter. I guess that's the price of being a non conformist, and braving the world on my own.But, I have to pay for theirs.

Lets call this what it is....Socialism. And the socialist are buying votes, with OUR money.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A TIME FOR CHOOSING

A TIME FOR CHOOSING

If we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth. 

Here is a transcript of the speech its well worth the read. Notice how the fears of then are reality now.

Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening. The sponsor has been identified, but unlike most television programs, the performer hasn't been provided with a script. As a matter of fact, I have been permitted to choose my own words and discuss my own ideas regarding the choice that we face in the next few weeks.

I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit to follow another course. I believe that the issues confronting us cross party lines. Now, one side in this campaign has been telling us that the issues of this election are the maintenance of peace and prosperity. The line has been used, "We've never had it so good."

But I have an uncomfortable feeling that this prosperity isn't something on which we can base our hopes for the future. No nation in history has ever survived a tax burden that reached a third of its national income. Today, 37 cents out of every dollar earned in this country is the tax collector's share, and yet our government continues to spend 17 million dollars a day more than the government takes in. We haven't balanced our budget 28 out of the last 34 years. We've raised our debt limit three times in the last twelve months, and now our national debt is one and a half times bigger than all the combined debts of all the nations of the world. We have 15 billion dollars in gold in our treasury; we don't own an ounce. Foreign dollar claims are 27.3 billion dollars. And we've just had announced that the dollar of 1939 will now purchase 45 cents in its total value.

As for the peace that we would preserve, I wonder who among us would like to approach the wife or mother whose husband or son has died in
South Vietnam and ask them if they think this is a peace that should be maintained indefinitely. Do they mean peace, or do they mean we just want to be left in peace? There can be no real peace while one American is dying some place in the world for the rest of us. We're at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it's been said if we lose that war, and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. Well I think it's time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers.

Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, "We don't know how lucky we are." And the Cuban stopped and said, "How lucky you are? I had someplace to escape to." And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.

And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except the sovereign people, is still the newest and the most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man.

This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.

You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. Well I'd like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There's only an up or down—[up] man's old—old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.

In this vote-harvesting time, they use terms like the "Great Society," or as we were told a few days ago by the President, we must accept a greater government activity in the affairs of the people. But they've been a little more explicit in the past and among themselves; and all of the things I now will quote have appeared in print. These are not Republican accusations. For example, they have voices that say, "The cold war will end through our acceptance of a not undemocratic socialism." Another voice says, "The profit motive has become outmoded. It must be replaced by the incentives of the welfare state." Or, "Our traditional system of individual freedom is incapable of solving the complex problems of the 20th century." Senator Fullbright has said at
Stanford University that the Constitution is outmoded. He referred to the President as "our moral teacher and our leader," and he says he is "hobbled in his task by the restrictions of power imposed on him by this antiquated document." He must "be freed," so that he "can do for us" what he knows "is best." And Senator Clark of Pennsylvania, another articulate spokesman, defines liberalism as "meeting the material needs of the masses through the full power of centralized government."

Well, I, for one, resent it when a representative of the people refers to you and me, the free men and women of this country, as "the masses." This is a term we haven't applied to ourselves in
America. But beyond that, "the full power of centralized government"—this was the very thing the Founding Fathers sought to minimize. They knew that governments don't control things. A government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they know when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. They also knew, those Founding Fathers, that outside of its legitimate functions, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector of the economy.

Now, we have no better example of this than government's involvement in the farm economy over the last 30 years. Since 1955, the cost of this program has nearly doubled. One-fourth of farming in
America is responsible for 85 percent of the farm surplus. Three-fourths of farming is out on the free market and has known a 21 percent increase in the per capita consumption of all its produce. You see, that one-fourth of farming—that's regulated and controlled by the federal government. In the last three years we've spent 43 dollars in the feed grain program for every dollar bushel of corn we don't grow.

Senator Humphrey last week charged that Barry Goldwater, as President, would seek to eliminate farmers. He should do his homework a little better, because he'll find out that we've had a decline of 5 million in the farm population under these government programs. He'll also find that the Democratic administration has sought to get from Congress [an] extension of the farm program to include that three-fourths that is now free. He'll find that they've also asked for the right to imprison farmers who wouldn't keep books as prescribed by the federal government. The Secretary of Agriculture asked for the right to seize farms through condemnation and resell them to other individuals. And contained in that same program was a provision that would have allowed the federal government to remove 2 million farmers from the soil.

At the same time, there's been an increase in the Department of Agriculture employees. There's now one for every 30 farms in the
United States, and still they can't tell us how 66 shiploads of grain headed for Austria disappeared without a trace and Billie Sol Estes never left shore.

Every responsible farmer and farm organization has repeatedly asked the government to free the farm economy, but how—who are farmers to know what's best for them? The wheat farmers voted against a wheat program. The government passed it anyway. Now the price of bread goes up; the price of wheat to the farmer goes down.

Meanwhile, back in the city, under urban renewal the assault on freedom carries on. Private property rights [are] so diluted that public interest is almost anything a few government planners decide it should be. In a program that takes from the needy and gives to the greedy, we see such spectacles as in
Cleveland, Ohio, a million-and-a-half-dollar building completed only three years ago must be destroyed to make way for what government officials call a "more compatible use of the land." The President tells us he's now going to start building public housing units in the thousands, where heretofore we've only built them in the hundreds. But FHA [Federal Housing Authority] and the Veterans Administration tell us they have 120,000 housing units they've taken back through mortgage foreclosure. For three decades, we've sought to solve the problems of unemployment through government planning, and the more the plans fail, the more the planners plan. The latest is the Area Redevelopment Agency.

They've just declared
Rice County, Kansas, a depressed area. Rice County, Kansas, has two hundred oil wells, and the 14,000 people there have over 30 million dollars on deposit in personal savings in their banks. And when the government tells you you're depressed, lie down and be depressed.

We have so many people who can't see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one. So they're going to solve all the problems of human misery through government and government planning. Well, now, if government planning and welfare had the answer—and they've had almost 30 years of it—shouldn't we expect government to read the score to us once in a while? Shouldn't they be telling us about the decline each year in the number of people needing help? The reduction in the need for public housing?

But the reverse is true. Each year the need grows greater; the program grows greater. We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry each night. Well that was probably true. They were all on a diet. But now we're told that 9.3 million families in this country are poverty-stricken on the basis of earning less than 3,000 dollars a year. Welfare spending [is] 10 times greater than in the dark depths of the Depression. We're spending 45 billion dollars on welfare. Now do a little arithmetic, and you'll find that if we divided the 45 billion dollars up equally among those 9 million poor families, we'd be able to give each family 4,600 dollars a year. And this added to their present income should eliminate poverty. Direct aid to the poor, however, is only running only about 600 dollars per family. It would seem that someplace there must be some overhead.

Now—so now we declare "war on poverty," or "You, too, can be a Bobby Baker." Now do they honestly expect us to believe that if we add 1 billion dollars to the 45 billion we're spending, one more program to the 30-odd we have—and remember, this new program doesn't replace any, it just duplicates existing programs—do they believe that poverty is suddenly going to disappear by magic? Well, in all fairness I should explain there is one part of the new program that isn't duplicated. This is the youth feature. We're now going to solve the dropout problem, juvenile delinquency, by reinstituting something like the old CCC camps [Civilian Conservation Corps], and we're going to put our young people in these camps. But again we do some arithmetic, and we find that we're going to spend each year just on room and board for each young person we help 4,700 dollars a year. We can send them to Harvard for 2,700! Course, don't get me wrong. I'm not suggesting Harvard is the answer to juvenile delinquency.

But seriously, what are we doing to those we seek to help? Not too long ago, a judge called me here in
Los Angeles. He told me of a young woman who'd come before him for a divorce. She had six children, was pregnant with her seventh. Under his questioning, she revealed her husband was a laborer earning 250 dollars a month. She wanted a divorce to get an 80 dollar raise. She's eligible for 330 dollars a month in the Aid to Dependent Children Program. She got the idea from two women in her neighborhood who'd already done that very thing.

Yet anytime you and I question the schemes of the do-gooders, we're denounced as being against their humanitarian goals. They say we're always "against" things—we're never "for" anything.

Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.

Now—we're for a provision that destitution should not follow unemployment by reason of old age, and to that end we've accepted Social Security as a step toward meeting the problem.

But we're against those entrusted with this program when they practice deception regarding its fiscal shortcomings, when they charge that any criticism of the program means that we want to end payments to those people who depend on them for a livelihood. They've called it "insurance" to us in a hundred million pieces of literature. But then they appeared before the Supreme Court and they testified it was a welfare program. They only use the term "insurance" to sell it to the people. And they said Social Security dues are a tax for the general use of the government, and the government has used that tax. There is no fund, because Robert Byers, the actuarial head, appeared before a congressional committee and admitted that Social Security as of this moment is 298 billion dollars in the hole. But he said there should be no cause for worry because as long as they have the power to tax, they could always take away from the people whatever they needed to bail them out of trouble. And they're doing just that.

A young man, 21 years of age, working at an average salary—his Social Security contribution would, in the open market, buy him an insurance policy that would guarantee 220 dollars a month at age 65. The government promises 127. He could live it up until he's 31 and then take out a policy that would pay more than Social Security. Now are we so lacking in business sense that we can't put this program on a sound basis, so that people who do require those payments will find they can get them when they're due—that the cupboard isn't bare?

Barry Goldwater thinks we can.

At the same time, can't we introduce voluntary features that would permit a citizen who can do better on his own to be excused upon presentation of evidence that he had made provision for the non-earning years? Should we not allow a widow with children to work, and not lose the benefits supposedly paid for by her deceased husband? Shouldn't you and I be allowed to declare who our beneficiaries will be under this program, which we cannot do? I think we're for telling our senior citizens that no one in this country should be denied medical care because of a lack of funds. But I think we're against forcing all citizens, regardless of need, into a compulsory government program, especially when we have such examples, as was announced last week, when
France admitted that their Medicare program is now bankrupt. They've come to the end of the road.

In addition, was Barry Goldwater so irresponsible when he suggested that our government give up its program of deliberate, planned inflation, so that when you do get your Social Security pension, a dollar will buy a dollar's worth, and not 45 cents worth?

I think we're for an international organization, where the nations of the world can seek peace. But I think we're against subordinating American interests to an organization that has become so structurally unsound that today you can muster a two-thirds vote on the floor of the General Assembly among nations that represent less than 10 percent of the world's population. I think we're against the hypocrisy of assailing our allies because here and there they cling to a colony, while we engage in a conspiracy of silence and never open our mouths about the millions of people enslaved in the Soviet colonies in the satellite nations.

I think we're for aiding our allies by sharing of our material blessings with those nations which share in our fundamental beliefs, but we're against doling out money government to government, creating bureaucracy, if not socialism, all over the world. We set out to help 19 countries. We're helping 107. We've spent 146 billion dollars. With that money, we bought a 2 million dollar yacht for Haile Selassie. We bought dress suits for Greek undertakers, extra wives for
Kenya[n] government officials. We bought a thousand TV sets for a place where they have no electricity. In the last six years, 52 nations have bought 7 billion dollars worth of our gold, and all 52 are receiving foreign aid from this country.

No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. So governments' programs, once launched, never disappear.

Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth.

Federal employees—federal employees number two and a half million; and federal, state, and local, one out of six of the nation's work force employed by government. These proliferating bureaus with their thousands of regulations have cost us many of our constitutional safeguards. How many of us realize that today federal agents can invade a man's property without a warrant? They can impose a fine without a formal hearing, let alone a trial by jury? And they can seize and sell his property at auction to enforce the payment of that fine. In
Chico County, Arkansas, James Wier over-planted his rice allotment. The government obtained a 17,000 dollar judgment. And a U.S. marshal sold his 960-acre farm at auction. The government said it was necessary as a warning to others to make the system work.

Last February 19th at the
University of Minnesota, Norman Thomas, six-times candidate for President on the Socialist Party ticket, said, "If Barry Goldwater became President, he would stop the advance of socialism in the United States." I think that's exactly what he will do.

But as a former Democrat, I can tell you Norman Thomas isn't the only man who has drawn this parallel to socialism with the present administration, because back in 1936, Mr. Democrat himself, Al Smith, the great American, came before the American people and charged that the leadership of his Party was taking the Party of Jefferson, Jackson, and Cleveland down the road under the banners of Marx, Lenin, and Stalin. And he walked away from his Party, and he never returned til the day he died—because to this day, the leadership of that Party has been taking that Party, that honorable Party, down the road in the image of the labor Socialist Party of England.

Now it doesn't require expropriation or confiscation of private property or business to impose socialism on a people. What does it mean whether you hold the deed to the—or the title to your business or property if the government holds the power of life and death over that business or property? And such machinery already exists. The government can find some charge to bring against any concern it chooses to prosecute. Every businessman has his own tale of harassment. Somewhere a perversion has taken place. Our natural, unalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation of government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment.

Our Democratic opponents seem unwilling to debate these issues. They want to make you and I believe that this is a contest between two men—that we're to choose just between two personalities.

Well what of this man that they would destroy—and in destroying, they would destroy that which he represents, the ideas that you and I hold dear? Is he the brash and shallow and trigger-happy man they say he is? Well I've been privileged to know him "when." I knew him long before he ever dreamed of trying for high office, and I can tell you personally I've never known a man in my life I believed so incapable of doing a dishonest or dishonorable thing.

This is a man who, in his own business before he entered politics, instituted a profit-sharing plan before unions had ever thought of it. He put in health and medical insurance for all his employees. He took 50 percent of the profits before taxes and set up a retirement program, a pension plan for all his employees. He sent monthly checks for life to an employee who was ill and couldn't work. He provides nursing care for the children of mothers who work in the stores. When
Mexico was ravaged by the floods in the Rio Grande, he climbed in his airplane and flew medicine and supplies down there.

An ex-GI told me how he met him. It was the week before Christmas during the Korean War, and he was at the
Los Angeles airport trying to get a ride home to Arizona for Christmas. And he said that [there were] a lot of servicemen there and no seats available on the planes. And then a voice came over the loudspeaker and said, "Any men in uniform wanting a ride to Arizona, go to runway such-and-such," and they went down there, and there was a fellow named Barry Goldwater sitting in his plane. Every day in those weeks before Christmas, all day long, he'd load up the plane, fly it to Arizona, fly them to their homes, fly back over to get another load.

During the hectic split-second timing of a campaign, this is a man who took time out to sit beside an old friend who was dying of cancer. His campaign managers were understandably impatient, but he said, "There aren't many left who care what happens to her. I'd like her to know I care." This is a man who said to his 19-year-old son, "There is no foundation like the rock of honesty and fairness, and when you begin to build your life on that rock, with the cement of the faith in God that you have, then you have a real start." This is not a man who could carelessly send other people's sons to war. And that is the issue of this campaign that makes all the other problems I've discussed academic, unless we realize we're in a war that must be won.

Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state have told us they have a utopian solution of peace without victory. They call their policy "accommodation." And they say if we'll only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he'll forget his evil ways and learn to love us. All who oppose them are indicted as warmongers. They say we offer simple answers to complex problems. Well, perhaps there is a simple answer—not an easy answer—but simple: If you and I have the courage to tell our elected officials that we want our national policy based on what we know in our hearts is morally right.

We cannot buy our security, our freedom from the threat of the bomb by committing an immorality so great as saying to a billion human beings now enslaved behind the Iron Curtain, "Give up your dreams of freedom because to save our own skins, we're willing to make a deal with your slave masters." Alexander Hamilton said, "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one." Now let's set the record straight. There's no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there's only one guaranteed way you can have peace—and you can have it in the next second—surrender.

Admittedly, there's a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face—that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight or surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand—the ultimatum. And what then—when Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we're retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the final ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary, because by that time we will have been weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he's heard voices pleading for "peace at any price" or "better Red than dead," or as one commentator put it, he'd rather "live on his knees than die on his feet." And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don't speak for the rest of us.

You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin—just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of
Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard 'round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn't die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well it's a simple answer after all.

You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, "There is a price we will not pay." "There is a point beyond which they must not advance." And this—this is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater's "peace through strength." Winston Churchill said, "The destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we're spirits—not animals." And he said, "There's something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.

We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.

We will keep in mind and remember that Barry Goldwater has faith in us. He has faith that you and I have the ability and the dignity and the right to make our own decisions and determine our own destiny.

Thank you very much.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Guns

Guns

Top to bottom:
A- BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) 300 Winchester Magnum.
B- Remington Model 1917 military  300 Winchester Magnum.
C- Remington Model 740 (Semi Automatic) 30/06 ( 10 round magazines are readily available at 35.00 costs).
D- Remington Model 700 (Bolt action) 30/06

Notice  two calibers and each is represented by both a bolt action and semi automatic weapon. I can safely stock pile ammunition in large quantities, with-out relying on a lone rifle to fire it. I have the luxury of a semi auto and the dependability of a bolt action for each caliber.

Both calibers are sporting calibers, the 300 is excellent for large game. It also has an armor piercing ability that is unprecedented by any ammunition off-the-shelf, and is readily available in the US.

The 30/06 is ideal for medium game such as deer. It is no longer a military round, widely used in World war I and II, Korea, (When we fought wars to win and we won them). It was phased out in the onset of Vietnam (The first war we lost). (Granted Korea was a foggy victory, we were experimenting with police actions).

Clyde Barrow (Bonnie and Clyde) used a BAR in its original caliber of 30/06. An experienced law man, had a run-in with them, he later said "That little lady firing that big gun just rattled my cage" He sought cover, allowing Bonnie and Clyde to escape.

If he thought a 30/06 was bad imagine being down range of a 300 Mag. The magnum is close to twice as loud. I wish I could say the bark is worse than is bite. Its not. The bite is fatal regardless of where you get hit.

Do you remember the bandits in southern California, that wore body armor to rob a bank. The police weapons were useless against their armor. If one man were their with a 30/06 the battle could have been over in firing just two rounds. A 30/06 would have easily penetrated their armor and inflicted fatal wounds. A 300 magnum would have gone through both the armor the person and back out the other side of the armor. Like wise the police were shielding themselves behind vehicle doors, also wearing their protective vests (even the combination of door and vests would not offer sufficient protection against these "sporting" calibers). If the bandits were armed with a BAR the battle would have clammed LEO lives and a likely  victory for the bandits, Even though they were confronted by far superior numbers. The difference being each shot would have been deadly.

Maybe you can buy several 223 rounds to every single round of my 30/06. And your AR-15 magazine capacity is 3 times mine. If we are on opposing sides, and each of us are taking cover behind a vehicle door; which gun do you want in your hands?

Neither rifle or caliber is the end all best for everything. but all are an essential part to my preparation planning. Remember the shampoo commercial ( Head and Shoulders) slogan: "you never get a second chance to make a first impression". The same could be said in a gun fight, I plan to make the first impression 'loud and deadly'.