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Financial Prep / Comment on traditional investing
« on: Today at 12:29:27 PM »
Copied from another thread

I will comment here, but it may not be what you want to hear

I have not seen investments pay off in very many cases

Being truthful, instead of buying into the short term hype of folks having millions of dollars for retirement, most people, and really, most of them including myself were lucky to break even or retain some of the money you saved

These investment companies are smart. They keep one focused in on the current rate of return, or focus on a five year or a ten year return. None of those matter for someone who is saving 40-50 years.

I had accumulated a pretty nice nest egg starting in the early 80's. I was a high risk oriented investor (Definitely the wrong approach in my view) and well set up for the october 1987 black thursday event. I'd say I lost about 100% of my gains for all the years i saved and maybe 75% of the actual money I invested

I noted though, that each and every year, the investment managers were paid from my funds, something I barely noticed while earning 20% on some investments.

The point I really want to make is no matter where you invest in the stock market, you can plan to have regular "adjustments" that cripple you causing you to have to reset and start over. But the managers will already have made their money, so they do not care. If you leave, others will come.

There was the dot com bubble where I lost money...We purchased a larger home and then saved most of the mortgage which I had invested while I worked in Afghanistan as a pilot. On the days the market collapsed again, I was in no position to pull out of the rapidly collapsing investments that this time were killed by the sub-prime real estate collapse. We lost over $300K on that one.

I would estimate I have lost over a million dollars of liquidity over the years, and the only investment which ever maintained its value was precious metals. I did accumulate quite a bit of that, which I liquidated here and there to purchase my farm, some heavy equipment or this and that.

But the silver and gold market are artificially manipulated, so you will really not make any money by buying these metals, but will only keep pace.

at the turn of the 19th century, a custom tailor silk suit would cost you like $15 or an ounce of gold. Today having that suit made will cost you well over a thousand dollars, or about one ounce of gold.

If you invest in any of these 401K's or IRA's managed by any company, you are just sheep fleecing out the beds of the managers.

That is why I created my own investment company, approved by the IRS that I control. I invest in whatever I want and benefit from the tax break. That is likely the only benefit in terms of money made you will ever realize. If you want to invest in a 396 SS Chevelle, have at it. Buy some gold and you will at least have the gold when the market has it's next collapse or adjustment.

Not wishing to rain on anyone's parade, but I have invested for 40-50 years and my experience is a fact, and does not match the hype and sugar coating you get from those who make their money on controlling your money

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / US Contribution to NATO
« on: July 19, 2018, 06:25:13 PM »
Just to be clear about it:

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CIEMR / The real Peter Strzok
« on: July 19, 2018, 06:14:08 PM »
EXPOSED: Peter Strzok Grew Up In Iran, Worked As Obama and Brennan?s Envoy To Iranian Regime
By

Tore Lindeman

Jul 17, 2018

https://bigleaguepolitics.com/exposed-peter-strzok-grew-up-in-iran-worked-as-obama-and-brennans-envoy-to-iranian-regime/

A former co-worker of Peter Strzok tells Big League Politics about Strzok?s extensive background in the intelligence community, including the fact that he grew up in Iran. Many intelligence officers like Strzok are complete ghosts with questionable history and gaps in their life story. But now we have some insight. (RELATED: Strzok Worked For CIA And FBI At Same Time, According To Document).

Peter Strzok was born in the late 1960?s ? he attended the American School in Iran up until 1978 when it closed down and then he attended the American School in Saudi Arabia. He supposedly attended a Catholic School, St. John?s Prep in Minneapolis (the school refused to confirm or deny attendance) and then completed a Bachelors at Georgetown and some form of graduate degree after that.

The truth is that after Peter Strzok III turned 18 his life is arcane, which is the usual story of many like him. Did you know that Peter Strzok II (Strzok?s father) and Hillary Clinton have a lot in common? It turns out after advocating for Khomeni in Iran and then working in Saudi Arabia to calm the waters of an Iranian government (appeasing them with anti-Semitic rhetoric), Strzok?s father Strzok II also dabbled in ?charity work.? Strzok?s father was involved in so-called charity work in Haiti but also helped dismantle and reassemble Upper Volta..now known as Burkina Faso.

Despite Deep State efforts to scrub information, the Internet is forever. Below you will see a very controversial happening in the early Eighties. Peter Strzok II (Strzok?s father, also known as Peter Strzok Sr.) was an employee of Catholic Relief Services and was interviewed by the New York Times in 1985 over his testimony or statements regarding mishandling money intended for Ethopia. In the article he identifies himself as a former employee of the charity and he is a retired US Army Corps Engineer who served the agency in Africa and Haiti. So Peter Strzok II worked in Haiti with a charity? That sounds eerily familiar. Can we all guess which charities partnered to help Haiti?

The Clinton Foundation and The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) seem to work in tangent. Coincidence? Peter Strzok Sr. was actually the director of CRS in Haiti. If we look into CRS financials they seem to overlap and feed into Clinton Global initiatives and balance sheets.

In the early 80?s Upper Volta was in turmoil. It is said that mineral disputes with neighboring countries brought about great duress and so in 1985 the country of Upper Volta ceased to exist and was then named Burkina Faso during Strzok II?s term there. Specifically, in 1981 he was advised of a government visit to Upper Volta, which places him in Upper Volta for a period of 4 years as his son Strzok III was at the American School in Saudi Arabia from 1978- 1980. This happened after their sudden move from Tehran when Khomeni attained power over the Shah. Looks like whenever there is a regime change in modern history a Strzok is lying in the shadows waiting.

We know Peter Strzok III, the man who sent those vile text messages about our President. The man who was biased and wanted to ensure a Clinton Presidency was raised in Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Our source reveals how Strzok and his father both talked about Iran favorably and both accidently reminisced about the rose water smell of the ju-jeh kebab by Shemiran Hill? something that disappeared after 1987 and only those who are old enough to remember can discuss.

Peter Strzok?s Persian is impeccable.

Our insider tells us that Peter Strzok III is the key Middle Eastern Intel operative for the Iranian airline Mahan Air?s purchase of United States government planes during the Obama administration from 2011 to 2013 (when Iran sanctions were in place). He handled the Iranian relations from start to finish. Just like his father did for Reagan and just like he?s been doing for years under cloak and dagger says the BLP insider.

Peter Strzok Sr. and of course John O. Brennan were involved with Iran. In fact, our source tells us that Strzok Sr. was involved in the Iran-Contra scheme that led to a six-month prison term for Reagan national security adviser John Poindexter. Back in the Eighties the government was just as corrupt as it is today and for some reason we keep giving weapons, planes, and planes full of money to Iran. Even Barack Hussein Obama sent money to Iran on a plane in his last year of office ? $1.4 Billion worth. Just a few weeks ago, Iran demanded Germany send them 300,000 Euros in cash on a plane to them, and of course Angela Merkel complied. What?s the deal with Iran? Why are they so important?

Here is a clipping from the Wisconsin-based Leader-Telegram newspaper from 1979 in which Strzok Sr. describes his activities in Iran and expresses good will for the Ayatollah.



What were Strzok, Brennan, and Obama really doing? That is a very good question that maybe President Trump can get answered for us if a Summit with Iran can happen early this fall. One thing that is constant in modern history over the last five decades with anything involving Iran: There is a Peter Paul Strzok involved.

The BLP insider who?s worked with both Breannan and Strzok tells us that Strzok was never FBI he was part of the highest level of covert operatives, sliding into posts within the CIA or FBI to infiltrate, influence and observe. This is exactly what we saw with the Special Counsel appointment that resulted after a failed operation.

Peter Strzok Jr. was placed in the FBI to ensure a win for Hillary Clinton and buffer negative press (like the Weiner laptop case, which he covered up). That?s the real deal. Revealing Peter Strzok?s identity would have been a problem because it?s called unmasking but since he is in the limelight and out of the shadows it?s time to lay all the cards FACE up on the table for all to see who Peter Strzok really is.

Spooks feared him, but like our source they still maintain secrecy ? simply connecting the dots of publicly and privately available information.

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CIEMR / "Face" of the FBI
« on: July 15, 2018, 06:04:46 PM »
Words that come to mind:

Possessed

Demon

Devil

Evil

Hatred

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D.O.T. / Great gouge!
« on: July 14, 2018, 09:29:00 AM »
Loads of survival oriented ideas and information


https://www.getzone.com/category/getzone-original-series/finding-fearless/

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CIEMR / A bit of history for current patriots
« on: July 13, 2018, 10:17:14 PM »
This, the truth, is disturbing at the very least...


https://www.youtube.com/embed/_VpFNgfbebY

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / My wife is missing!
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:44:57 AM »

Husband: My wife is missing.

She went shopping yesterday and has not come home!

 

Sheriff: Height ?                   

Husband:  I'm not sure.  A little over five-feet tall.

 

Sheriff: Weight ?

Husband:  Don't know. Not slim, not really fat.

 

Sheriff: Color of eyes ?

Husband: Sort of brown I think. Never really noticed.

 

Sheriff: Color of hair ?

Husband: Changes a couple times a year.  Maybe dark brown now. I can't remember.

 

Sheriff:   What was she wearing ?

Husband:  Could have been pants, or maybe a skirt or shorts. I don't know exactly.

 

Sheriff: What kind of car did she go in ?

Husband:  She went in my truck.

 

Sheriff:   What kind of truck was it ?

Husband : A 2016 pearl white Ram Limited 4X4 with 6.4l Hemi V8 engine ordered with the Ram Box bar and fridge option, led lighting, back up and front camera, Moose hide leather heated and cooled seats, climate controlled air conditioning.    It has a custom matching white cover for the bed, Weather Tech floor mats. Trailing package with gold hitch, sunroof, DVD with full GPS navigation, satellite radio, Cobra 75 WX ST 40-channel CB radio, six cup holders, 3 USB port, and 4 power outlets.    I added special alloy wheels and off-road Toyo tires.    It has custom retracting running boards and under-glow wheel well lighting.

 

At this point the husband started choking up.

 

Sheriff:   Take it easy sir, we'll find your truck !!!

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CIEMR / Something to consider...
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:42:44 AM »
Maybe not the best business decision...

Kinda like eating Halal food

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CIEMR / ...And these men are admired by some??????????????
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:39:09 AM »
What's the word??

Fake?

Liar??

Frauds??

Come on, what's the word???

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CIEMR / Makes Sense if you really don't think about it!
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:34:54 AM »
LL

Liberal Logic...

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CIEMR / Ya just have to admire Muslim Real Men!
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:33:08 AM »
yah...

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CIEMR / Just so you'd know...
« on: July 09, 2018, 07:43:59 PM »
And Trudeau is upset with us???!!!

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CIEMR / California : The American Nightmare
« on: July 09, 2018, 10:13:36 AM »
California : The American Nightmare

by Wayne Allyn (April, 2018)

Remember the famous (but sad) saying, ?If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes truth.? Well I have the number one lie in America for you- ?Diversity makes us stronger. Immigration makes us more prosperous.?

Sorry, but not always.

California is Exhibit A. It?s filled with immigrants. Ten million to be exact. Many of them illegal. Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi , New Mexico , or West Virginia , but California- where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That?s according to the Census Bureau.

While California accounts for 12% of America ?s population, it accounts for one third of America ?s welfare checks. California leads the country in food stamp use. California has more people on welfare than most countries around the world.

But I thought immigration made us more prosperous?

Homelessness is exploding in California- with tent encampments overrunning schools, businesses and upscale neighborhoods. California is now home to 22% of this nation?s homeless population.

California leads the nation in debt. Total state and local debt is almost $1.5 trillion. Combining state debt with California?s share of federal debt produces a debt to GDP ratio of 153%- higher than the PIGS of the EU (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain), which are all facing economic collapse and ruin.

The traffic is suffocating, miserable and unlivable. The highways and infrastructure are crumbling. The public schools are an unmitigated disaster (and that?s with the highest per pupil spending in America ).

If immigration is so great for our country and illegal aliens ?contribute a net positive? to society?how do you explain what?s happening in California ?

I haven?t even gotten to the taxes. The income taxes, business taxes, sales taxes and gas taxes are all the highest in the nation. Why do you think that is? To pay the enormous costs of illegal immigration. To pay for the education costs, healthcare costs, police, courts, lawyers, prisons, and hundreds of different welfare programs for millions of California ?s illegal aliens and struggling legal immigrants too.

But you haven?t heard the worst yet. California- the immigrant capital of America- is filthy. Perhaps the filthiest place on earth. Filthier than the slums of Calcutta . Filthier than the poorest slums of Brazil and Africa .

NBC journalists recently conducted a survey of San Francisco . They found piles of smelly garbage on the streets, used needles, gallons of urine and piles of feces- all near famous tourist attractions, fancy hotels, government buildings and children?s playgrounds.

Medical experts say the used drug needles they found can infect anyone who steps on them with HIV or Hepatitis. NBC News filmed hypodermic needles scattered on the ground as a group of preschool students walked by on their field trip to city hall.

The hundreds of piles of feces they found can also prove deadly. Medical experts report as the fecal matter dries the germs become airborne and if inhaled by children, they can lead to death.

Infectious disease expert and UC Berkeley professor Dr. Lee Riley told NBC journalists the streets of San Francisco are worse than any of the world?s most notorious slums. ?The contamination?is much greater than communities in Brazil or Kenya or India .?

I guess diversity isn?t always so grand. I guess illegal immigration isn?t always the strength of America . Clearly, immigration- in the wrong form- does not lead to prosperity. California has become unlivable. The middle class are fleeing in record numbers- many of them to Las Vegas .

California is no longer the American Dream. For native born Americans, it is the American Nightmare. A cautionary tale of what happens when you combine open borders; a pathetic welfare state; and radical liberal politicians who see taxpayers as targets to be fleeced and illegal aliens as their core constituency.

44% of Californians don?t speak English at home. It is a foreign state inside America . Soon expect to see employment ads that say, ?Americans not wanted.?

California is following ?the Mexican model? ? i.e. a population with a tiny sliver of super rich elites at the top?and everyone else is dirt poor. Just like Mexico , the middle class is becoming extinct in California . This is the express train to hell.

Thanks to illegal immigration (which is always a net negative)?thanks to the joys of diversity (which doesn?t always work)?thanks to liberal politicians and voters?

California is quite simply a hellhole

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CIEMR / Just Sayin'
« on: July 07, 2018, 09:46:35 PM »
Funny, our priorities...

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / I Flew
« on: July 05, 2018, 04:27:54 PM »
I Flew...

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Thinking of buying a XJ
« on: July 04, 2018, 09:57:59 PM »
So the oldest Pre-Ranger is coming up on driving age

He will be needing something to drive

I have always just loved those simple Jeep XJ's with their simple squared off muscular and all business fenders and rooflines.

Leaning on the strength of the 4.0 inline 6, these things last a goodly long time

So around here they run from a low of $1,500 for a rough one up to $8995 for a beauty not far from here.

The median seems to fall between $4K and $5K

And here's the thing. I actually want one for myself as well!

THought I'd do a father son build thing, adding to each as we go.

These things OK to modify lightly and motor along with?

One thing that scares me is the front and rear diffs. They seem pretty small and I would see the things wearing 32" or 33" rubber soon after purchase. Can those diffs stand up to that?

What else can anyone tell me about what to look for in these cool old boxes?

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D.O.T. / Wolves
« on: July 03, 2018, 01:13:02 PM »
Wolves are good!

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CIEMR / Dreamers...
« on: June 25, 2018, 09:11:07 PM »
This has been around, but pertinent.


1.      792,000 dreamers are over 25 years old. (That?s 88% of the official number)

2.     900 dreamers serve or have served in our military. (That?s 0.11 percent)

3.     743,000 dreamers do not attend College or have a College Degree (That?s 82%)

4.     189,000 dreamers dropped out of High School early (That?s roughly 21%)

5.     9,000 + dreamers are incarcerated (That?s 1%)

6.     657,000 dreamers receive welfare and pay no taxes (That?s 73%) but all are eligible to receive medical support via Medicaid.

7.     None have properly applied for or ever been awarded US citizenship?  (That is 100% remain illegal immigrants)

So the question is: Exactly what positive impact are these Dreamers having on our communities and society?  And, what is the media trying to prove by focusing on the few (less than 1 in 1000) who have tried to structure their lives around the American way?   What type of scam is our government running against Americans?    You can see the the DEMOCRATS want to keep these people here - Guess how they vote?

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Construction and Building / Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 22, 2018, 10:52:41 AM »
This will be a project thread on how to build Adirondack chairs.

I did not invent these plans but sourced them from a talented lady who has a web site, "Skip to my Lou"

The classic and simple outdoorsy chairs are beautiful and very comfortable in my opinion and my plans have always been to make a bunch of them and set them about my farm and primary home. They make great house warming gifts as well and possible heirlooms for the kids/grandkids.

Here is a link to the website and free download of the plans for the chairs:

https://www.skiptomylou.org/free-adirondack-chair-plan-printable/

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / From an Army wife...
« on: June 21, 2018, 10:57:01 AM »

A Reminder to be Grateful

 

Four years ago today, I got up ridiculously early in the morning to say goodbye to my husband as he was leaving for a six-week training exercise.

 

"What are you doing up? You didn't have to get up."

 

"I just wanted to say goodbye."

 

I gave him a hug and a kiss as he walked out the door.

 

"I love you. Have a good exercise. I'll see you in six weeks."

 

I locked the door and as I turned, I tripped over an extra pair of combat boots he had discarded on the floor. Muttering under my breath,  I picked them up and threw them in the closet on my way back to bed. Just as I had a thousand times before over the previous twenty-one years.

 

Later that morning, I followed the trail he?d left behind him.

 

An unfinished bowl of congealed oatmeal and blueberries on the dining room table beside his laptop that he forgot (or never bothered) to turn off. Half a cup of cold coffee on the counter by the dishwasher. Pajama pants in a heap at the top of the stairs by the living room (where one naturally would leave their pjs). A plastic army clipboard on the desk in the entryway.

 

As I made my way around the house tidying up after him, I wondered if he would ever learn how to clean up after himself. He was a make-work project in so many ways. Never deliberately. He was just forgetful, and scattered, and was so clumsy. He was forever losing or spilling things.

 

I had absolutely no idea that was the last morning I would ever clean up after him.

 

Or that he would never come home again.

 

When someone we love dies, they leave a vast void in their stead. Where a life once existed, now only memories.

 

Those memories suddenly become our most precious possessions. We gather them close to our hearts and replay them over and over on a loop; like a movie reel of a life. We cling to them desperately, hoard them even, for they are all we have left of the person we lost.

 

We can?t help but think of all the memories that will never be made; all the should-have-beens and momentous occasions they will miss? graduations, weddings, grandchildren born.

 

We think of all the unfulfilled hopes and dreams; the aspirations and plans for the future that are now all gone.

 

We think of the things they will never get to do, the trips they won?t get to take, things they won?t get to see.

 

But gone isn?t just those big momentous events or the things they?ll never do.

 

Gone is so very much more than that.

 

Gone is a thousand tiny seemingly insignificant, ordinary things that we took for granted every single day. Things we may have even once complained about.

 

Gone is no more dirty dishes: no half-eaten bowl of oatmeal, no cold cup of coffee

 

Gone is no more pajamas abandoned in a pile in the most random spot.

 

Gone is no more PT gear or uniforms to wash.

 

Gone is no more blackberry constantly buzzing.

 

Gone is no combat boots in front of the door to trip over.

 

As I was leaving for my run this morning, I paused in the entryway by the door. I stopped and I listened to an echo of a memory,

 

?Seriously Daniel, can?t you just once put your damn boots in the closet??

 

 I looked down at the floor.

 

There was nothing there.

 

Just an empty space.

 

Sometimes you don?t fully comprehend the significance of something so simple in your life until it is no longer there.

 

All too often we don?t appreciate how fortunate we are until what we have is gone.

 

Not that we are purposely ungrateful. We just get so caught up in the chaos of life, so busy hurrying from one day to the next, we forget to stop and be grateful for all that we have.

 

And sometimes in all of the stress, all of the rushing to and fro, we don?t even see how much we have to be grateful for.

 

We don?t realize just how meaningful a pair of combat boots by the door really are.

 

We very rarely stop to think about what gone actually is because, well, we never really think it will happen to us.

 

Gone isn?t just some throwaway term or trite clich? used to define the absence of someone. Gone is real, and it?s enduring.

 

And gone, it does happen to us. Randomly; unexpectedly. On a sunny May afternoon.

 

Four years ago today I didn?t know the true meaning of gone.

 

I didn?t know just how hard it would be to start over at 43.

 

I didn?t know about the challenges of only parenting three teenagers.

 

I didn?t know about the long lonely years ahead of me.

 

And I certainly didn?t know how profoundly sad an empty entryway can be.

 

I locked the door behind me and as I turned, I caught one brief, final glance of the empty entryway through the window. I brushed away a tear. Just as  I have a thousand times before over the last four years

 

What?s gone is gone, forever.

 

As I ran down my street, I couldn?t help but wonder how many wives were muttering under their breath this morning as they tripped over a pair of combat boots.

 

Or how many husbands were grumbling because their wife bought yet another pair of shoes.

 

It?s so easy to be annoyed by those things; to roll our eyes and shake our heads.

 

The inconvenience, the cost, the clutter. And why do your combat boots need to be there? Why can?t you put them away? And really who needs that many pairs of shoes? I don?t even want to know how much they cost.

 

It is only after they are gone that we realize their true value.

 

Gone.

 

In one heartbreaking instant.

 

This morning stop for a moment and look around you. Take it all in? the combat boots, the laundry, the dirty dishes, the blackberry that never stops buzzing, the shoe collection.

 

Stop and think about what it all represents.

 

Appreciate it.

 

Savour it.

 

Now, while you still can, before it becomes but a memory.

 

And as you do, know just how fortunate you are to have it. Every annoying, ordinary, lovely bit of it.

 

Because someday you might just find yourself like I was this morning, standing in an empty entryway with nothing but your memories, longing for the musty smell of mud and boot polish on a pair of combat boots that will never be worn again.

 

Be grateful for those combat boots by your door.

 

You truly will miss them when they are gone.

 

More than you could possibly ever imagine

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CIEMR / Islamophobic: Oxymoron!
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:10:07 PM »

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CIEMR / I hope this is true!
« on: May 24, 2018, 08:34:00 AM »
Whether this is fact or proves to be otherwise, I love this president and what he is doing for our nation!
I stand with him!




Thought you?d like to be informed, since the media won?t let you

Know?The White House....short report..... it's called ?Trump

Derangement Syndrome? - as titled by Rush Limbaugh.

 Nothing Trump does - to the good - will ever make it on the

National news. The media have their agenda and they're going to

Stick with it, no matter what.

On Friday, the Trump administration released
Their annual report to Congress on White House Office
Personnel. It includes the name, status, salary and
Position title of all 377 White House employees.

The report also said that Trump decided not
To take a dime of his salary. Instead he donated it to
An amazing cause! (see below).

The report also showed that President Trump
Is far better at saving money than Obama was.
The total annual White House salaries under Trump are
$35.8 million vs. $40.9 under Obama, a savings of $5.1
Million. Here are some other key findings. There are
110 fewer employees on White House staff under Trump
Than under Obama at this point in their respective
Presidencies.

Nineteen fewer staffers are dedicated to The
First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS). Currently,
There are five staffers dedicated to Melania Trump vs.
24 staffers who served Michelle Obama (FY2009)

However, it's what the report said Trump did
With this salary that has everyone talking. Instead of
Taking his salary, Trump donated all $400,000 to the
Department of the Interior where it will be used for
Construction and repair needs at military cemeteries!
AMAZING! It's so great to have a President who loves
Our brave military men and women so much!

Oh, and where's the media coverage of this?
Oh that's right, they don't cover anything good that the
President does.

NO, BUT WE WILL!
PLEASE, PASS THIS MESSAGE ON TO ALL YOUR EMAIL
PALS AND OTHERS! TOGETHER, WE'LL GET THE MESSAGE OUT.

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D.O.T. / SR-71
« on: May 19, 2018, 09:56:50 AM »

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Intel / Ross Rant 05162018
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:21:46 PM »
World history is about to change in Asia and the Mideast, and all for the better.  It will be a change that affects events for multi generations:

 

The press is now widely reporting that the N Korea mountain where the nukes were tested, and Kim had his main nuke facilities, has collapsed, and killed maybe 200 workers and scientists. In short, Kim possibly has no nuke program any longer. China has seen radiation in the air near their border, and they will not tolerate this. The sanctions have really had an impact, and it is getting worse, and China is not bailing them out.  In short, Kim has no alternatives left but to do a real deal with Trump. There really will be an agreement that works. Trump, unlike Obama, is not hung up on human rights as a priority, but instead wants the end of nukes and missiles first. China wants no part of any war on their border. Kim no longer has a viable nuke program when the mountain collapsed. This is the ideal time to strike a real deal, as opposed to the disaster of the Iran deal where we had Iran collapsing and Obama and Kerry bailed them out, and funded all their efforts to control the region. I predict there will be a real agreement in N Korea, and it will hold because Trump and Pompeo and Mattis are realists and not ideologues, and because Trump and Xi understand each other. There will be no desperate deal with all the money up front.

 

Iran is now in a bad situation, and there is a real opportunity there to crush them. This time, the Arabs are with Israel, Trump has made it clear he will have Israel?s back,  the  Sunni Arabs want to see regime change in Tehran as much as Israel does, and Israel just taught Iran that in a war, Iran will get crushed. Israel wiped out all of Iran?s military bases and equipment in Syria in a couple of hours, at no cost to itself. It showed that its missiles and fighter aircraft can penetrate at will. That happened while Netanyahu was sitting next to Putin in Moscow. That was very meaningful. Putin seems to know backing Iran against Israel will be a loser for him.   He gets it far better than Merkel and Macron. He did nothing at all when Israel attacked, and said nothing after. Note that not one Arab nation stood up for Iran. Even Assad did little.  If Iran tries to rebuild its bases in Syria, Israel will just destroy them again.  This changes all of the calculus of Iran?s plan. They lost their capacity to launch attacks on Israel other than thru Hezbollah. We just had a major historic inflection point, and most of the US media barely noticed. Israel would never have done this under Obama because he did not have their back, and he would probably have publicly condemned Israel. Trump changed everything. And now with the end of the US in the nuke deal, and major sanctions being reset, Iran has real problems. Iran only has Hezbollah and Hamas now, and Hamas is coming apart in Gaza.  We see now that all Hamas can do is send fools to be killed trying to breach the fence.  They are impotent, which is why they are of no help to Iran. Israel has found a way to stop the tunnels and they seem to have no more rockets. The economy there has collapsed, and no Arab nation is funding them.    As my friend indicated, the Palestinians are on their own now, and have no financial capacity. Gaza is in a state of economic and social collapse. They are no real threat to Israel, and Iran cannot be of much help in Gaza with new sanctions by the US. Egypt maintains a tight blockade. Many will get killed this week when they try and fail to crash the border. Iraq is not joining any war on Israel or the US. That leaves Assad and Hezbollah. Assad is not able to attack Israel, so he is a nonstarter. Hezbollah has 125,000 rockets to fire at Israel, but you might notice, Israel is not attacking Hezbollah. There have been stories lately that the people in the areas that supply the fighters for Hezbollah are seeing hundreds of their sons killed or badly wounded fighting for Assad and Iran, and for no benefit to the Lebanese. Some speculate that initiating a new war against Israel on behalf of Iran will not be the first priority of these people. The Houthis are slowly being killed by the Saudis, and the siege of the area they hold, so they are no help to fight Israel.  Putin is not going to start a war with Israel to help Iran, and have to deal with Trump and Mattis. It is one thing to support Assad in Syria, and a very different thing to take on Israel and the US. Trump has now demonstrated that he is not afraid to use military attacks in the Mideast, even when Russian troops are close by. With Obama gone, the calculus is completely changed. The Saudis and Emirates will quietly help Israel, as will Egypt and Jordan.  Egypt needs Israel to destroy ISIS in the Sinai, so they owe Israel now. So Iran is alone in an all-out war with Israel.  This is not 1967. Iran cannot win a war with Israel.  Trump will cut Iran off from the US dollar banking system, and he will force the EU to stop their deals. With all of this, the Iranian people are already having strikes and protests. 35% of Iranians are really Azerbaijanian. They do not want to be Iranian. As the sanctions start to really disrupt the economy., the people will protest more and make it harder for the regime to start a major war with Israel. If Merkel and Macron would get aboard, this would accelerate the problems for the regime, but that is not likely. Merkel does not get it. She is still more interested in business deals, than terminating the regime. It is too bad she remains in power. Ironic that it is the Germans who do not get it.

 

The Israeli attack in Syria was very large and detailed. It had to have been well planned for weeks, just waiting for Iran to do something to trigger it. There is no way Israel would be able to pull this off in the detail accuracy and complexity without the US somehow involved in intelligence sharing. The GPS coordinates, cyber-attacks to debilitate Syrian anti air, and the aerial photos likely had some input from CIA and the Pentagon. Despite Hilary, Kerry and others working to derail Trump on Iran, it is becoming even more clear ending the nuke deal is the exact right thing to do at this time. Now the US can reimpose severe sanctions and bring about much more unrest inside Iran. All the statements by many on the left that ending the deal will prevent a deal with N Korea are already being proved completely wrong. We don?t know most of what is really going on, but based on past Mossad efforts, and now with CIA involved aggressively, you can be sure there are things happening to undermine the Iranian regime and the military.

 

Iran could attack Israel, but the blowback to them would be severe. They have only two ports, and those would quickly be destroyed by Israel, as would much of their military capacity. Their economy would collapse. Their missiles would be shot down by Iron Dome and Israel?s other anti air systems. This time Israel is ready for war. If Iran attacked a US ship in the gulf, then Trump would launch an all-out attack, and joining with Israel and the Saudis, Iran would get crushed quickly. I am sure Netanyahu is coordinating with Trump, and Israel and the CIA and Pentagon have joint planning and joint cyber warfare attacks on Iran. Hezbollah would likely attack, and it would be ugly with all those missiles, but then the US might join in to attack Hezbollah under the theory we are coming to the aid of an ally. It would all be very messy and a lot of dead, but in the end Iran gets wiped, Hezbollah loses its only support, and everything in the world changes. I believe Iran knows all this, and Trump will now squeeze them until they bleed, with or without the EU. He does not care what the EU or the left in the US  says. As my friend said, he has already told Merkel and Macron, ?you have accomplished nothing, and look what I have accomplished in N Korea?. Trump gets it, the EU, as usual, does not. The next several months in the Mideast are going to set the stage for the next several decades, and Trump ending the nuke deal with reestablishment of sanctions, and fully supporting Israel, is the difference. Ending the nuke deal, and moving the embassy will prove to be absolutely the right thing. (my liberal friends are by now going nuts with my view).

 

Bottom line, N Korea will get resolved because Pompeo has done a great job preparing the ground, China is on board, and Kim has no choices now. After the air attacks, Israel has the upper hand, and Iran is now isolated. There might be a war, but Israel and the US would win quickly, and there would be regime change in Iran eventually. Iran does not have a powerful military compared to Israel and the US. War with Iran might be the best strategy now, and would result in a massive change in the Mideast for the better.  It might be the only viable solution now, just as war was the only solution for Hitler. The situation is analogous. Obama was Chamberlain, and Trump is Churchill who was also hated by the left. (go see Darkest Hour). For my liberal friends, that likely sounds dreadful, and just feeds their view of Trump as dangerous, and me as nuts. I see it as geopolitics and  power politics played as it should be, with the US in control of events again. Regan revisited. War is often the only real solution where there is a regime like in Iran, which is analogous to Hitler. In the end, we would win, and Putin would have to fall in line. Xi will also see that he needs to work with Trump, and not get into a military confrontation with the US just as we are rebuilding our military power. Lots of people would be killed in an Israel -Iran war, but that is what happens when there is a crazy ideology and maniacs in power as we have in Iran, and as we had in Nazi Germany and the various kingdom?s before and during WWI.  Chalk the dead up to Obama and the nuke deal and failure to support the revolution taking place in 2009. Add those dead to the dead in Syria due to Obama failure to act. War now would be better than a bigger war later, if that is what it takes to get regime change in Iran. There are no nice diplomatic solutions or agreements like Obama did that will work.  Surely by now it should be obvious to all that the nuke deal only fed Iran?s ability to become aggressive with $150 billion and the lifting of sanctions. With Iran defeated, the entire world geopolitics changes, and I think Trump, Pompeo, Mattis, and Bolton understand this, and they are willing to go for it. Now is the moment. Especially since they will have Israel lead the battle, and not the US. We will see what happens over the next few months, and what Iran does about being wiped out in Syria. This is one of those major historic inflection points. Stay tuned in. Obama?s nuke deal and his dissembling of the US military, just made it all far worse than if he had dealt with Iran eight years ago. History repeats. Strength by the US matters, and horrible regimes eventually have to be destroyed.

 

If both N Korea and Iran are dealt with ,then  Republicans keep the House and Trump is unbeatable in 2020.  But the press prefers to focus on a stripper, Michael Cohen, and an investigation that has no basis.

 

Joel Ross

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Missed Approach
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:13:41 PM »
Went just a little long...

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CIEMR / THE DEMISE OF CALIFORNIA
« on: May 14, 2018, 04:45:19 PM »
THE DEMISE OF CALIFORNIA

 This is an article from Victor Davis Hansen, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University (Emphasis added by Mr. Hansen

The last three weeks I have traveled about, taking the pulse of the more forgotten areas of central California. I wanted to witness, even if superficially, what is happening to a state that has the highest sales and income taxes, the most lavish entitlements, the near-worst public schools (based on federal test scores), and the largest number of illegal aliens in the nation, along with an overregulated private sector, a stagnant and shrinking manufacturing base, and an elite environmental ethos that restricts commerce and productivity without curbing consumption.


      During this unscientific experiment, three times a week I rode a bike on a 20-mile trip over various rural roads in southwestern Fresno County. I also drove my car over to the coast to work, on various routes through towns like San Joaquin, Mendota, and Firebaugh. And near my home I have been driving, shopping, and touring by intent the rather segregated and impoverished areas of Caruthers, Fowler, Laton, Orange Cove, Parlier, and Selma. My own farmhouse is now in an area of abject poverty and almost no ethnic diversity; the closest elementary school (my alma mater, two miles away) is 94 percent Hispanic and 1 percent white, and well below federal testing norms in math and English.

      Here are some  general observations about what I saw (other  than that the rural roads of California are fast  turning into rubble, poorly maintained and  reverting to what I remember seeing long ago in  the rural South). First, remember that these areas are the ground zero, so to speak, of 20 years of illegal immigration. There has been a general depression in farming - to such an extent that the 20 to100 acre tree and vine farmer, the erstwhile backbone of the old rural California, for all practical purposes has ceased to exist.

      On the western side of the Central Valley, the effects of arbitrary cutoffs in federal irrigation water have idled tens of thousands of acres of prime agricultural land, leaving thousands unemployed. Manufacturing plants in the towns in these areas - which used to make harvesters, hydraulic lifts, trailers, food-processing equipment - have largely shut down; their production has been shipped off overseas or south of the border. Agriculture itself - from almonds to raisins - has increasingly become corporatized and mechanized, cutting by half the number of farm workers needed. So unemployment runs somewhere between 15 and 20 percent.

      Many of the rural trailer-house compounds I saw appear to the naked eye no different from what I have seen in the Third World. There is a Caribbean look  to the junked cars, electric wires crisscrossing between various outbuildings, plastic tarps  substituting for replacement shingles, lean-tos  cobbled together as auxiliary housing, pit bulls  unleashed, and geese, goats, and chickens  roaming around the yards. The public hears about all sorts of tough California regulations that stymie business - rigid zoning laws, strict building codes, and constant inspections - but apparently none of that applies out here.


      It is almost as if the more California regulates, the more it does not regulate. Its public employees prefer to go after misdemeanors in the upscale areas to justify our expensive oversight industry, while ignoring the felonies in the downtrodden areas, which are becoming feral and beyond the ability of any inspector to do anything but feel irrelevant. But in the regulators' defense, where would one get the money to redo an ad hoc trailer park with a spider web of illegal bare wires?


      Many of the rented-out rural shacks and stationary Winnebago?s are on former small farms - the vineyards overgrown with weeds, or torn out with the ground lying fallow. I pass on the cultural consequences to communities from the loss of thousands of small farming families. I don't think I can remember another time when so many acres in the eastern part of the valley have gone out of production, even though farm prices have recently rebounded. Apparently it is simply not worth the gamble of investing $7,000 to $10,000 an acre in a new orchard or vineyard. What an anomaly - with suddenly soaring farm  prices, still we have thousands of acres in the world's richest agricultural belt, with  available water on the east side of the valley  and plentiful labor, gone idle or in disuse. Is credit frozen? Are there simply no more farmers?  Are the schools so bad as to scare away potential agricultural entrepreneurs? Or are we all terrified by the national debt and uncertain future?


       California coastal elites may worry about the oxygen content of water available to a three-inch smelt in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, but they seem to have no interest in the epidemic dumping of trash, furniture, and often toxic substances throughout California?s rural hinterland.  Yesterday, for example, I rode my bike by a stopped van just as the occupants tossed seven plastic bags of raw refuse onto the side of the road. I rode up near their bumper and said in my broken Spanish not to throw garbage onto the public road. But there were three of them, and one of me. So I was lucky to be sworn at only. I note in passing that I would not drive into Mexico and, as a guest, dare to pull over and throw seven bags of trash into the environment of my host.


      In fact, trash piles are commonplace out here - composed of everything from half-empty paint cans and children's plastic toys to diapers and moldy food. I have never seen a rural sheriff cite a litterer, or witnessed state EPA workers cleaning up these unauthorized wastelands. So I would suggest to Bay Area scientists that the environment is taking a much harder beating down here in central California than it is in the Delta. Perhaps before we cut off more irrigation water to the west side of the valley, we might invest some green dollars into cleaning up the unsightly and sometimes dangerous garbage that now litters the outskirts of our rural communities.

      We hear about the tough small-business regulations that have driven residents out of the state, at the rate of 2,000 to 3,000 a week. But from my unscientific observations these past weeks, it seems rather easy to open a small business in   California without any oversight at all, or at least what I might call a "counter business." I counted eleven mobile hot-kitchen trucks that simply park by the side of the road, spread about some plastic chairs, pull down a tarp canopy, and, presto, become mini-restaurants. There are no "facilities" such as toilets or washrooms. But I do frequently see lard trails on the isolated roads I bike on, where trucks apparently have simply opened their draining tanks and sped on, leaving a slick of cooking fats and oils. Crows and ground squirrels love them; they can be seen from a distance mysteriously occupied in the middle of the road.


      At crossroads, peddlers in a counter-California economy sell almost anything. Here is what I noticed at an intersection on the west side last week: shovels, rakes, hoes, gas pumps, lawnmowers, edgers, blowers, jackets, gloves, and caps. The merchandise was all new. I doubt whether in high-tax California sales taxes or income taxes were paid on any of these stop-and-go transactions.

 

[The hi-lighted paragraphs are ways in which at least some of the nearly 47% of U.S. non tax payers are able to get by]


      In two supermarkets 50 miles apart, I was the only one in line who did not pay with a social-service plastic card (gone are the days when "food stamps" were embarrassing bulky coupons). But I did not see any relationship between the use of the card and poverty as we once knew it: The electrical appurtenances owned by the user and the car into which the groceries were loaded were indistinguishable from those of the upper middle class.


      By that I mean that most consumers drove late-model Camry?s, Accords, or Taurus?s, had iPhone, Bluetooth?s, or Blackberries, and bought everything in the store with public-assistance credit. This seemed a world apart from the trailers I had just ridden by the day before. I don't editorialize here on the logic or morality of any of this, but I note only that there are vast numbers of people who apparently are not working, are on public food assistance, and enjoy the technological veneer of the middle class. California has a consumer market surely, but often no apparent source of income. Does the $40 million a day supplement to unemployment benefits from Washington explain some of this?


      Do diversity concerns, as in lack of diversity, work both ways? Over a hundred-mile stretch, when I  stopped in San Joaquin for a bottled water, or  drove through Orange Cove, or got gas in  Parlier, or went to a corner market in  southwestern Selma, my home town, I was the only  non-Hispanic - there were no Asians, no blacks, no other whites. We may speak of the richness of "diversity," but those who cherish that ideal  simply have no idea that there are now countless  inland communities that have become  near-apartheid societies, where Spanish is the  first language, the schools are not at all  diverse, and the federal and state governments  are either the main employers or at least the chief sources of income - whether through emergency rooms, rural health clinics, public  schools, or social-service offices. An observer from Mars might conclude that our elites and masses have given up on the ideal of integration and assimilation, perhaps in the wake of the arrival of 11 to 15 million illegal aliens.


      Again, I do not editorialize, but I note these vast transformations over the last 20 years that are the paradoxical wages of unchecked illegal immigration from Mexico, a vast expansion of California's entitlements and taxes, the flight of the upper middle class out of state, the deliberate effort not to tap natural resources,  the downsizing in manufacturing and agriculture, and the departure of whites, blacks, and Asians from many of these small towns to more racially  diverse and upscale areas of  California.

 
       Fresno?s California State University campus is embroiled in controversy over the student body president's announcing that he is an illegal alien, with all the requisite protests in favor of the DREAM Act. I won't comment on the legislation per se, but again only note the anomaly. I taught at CSUF for 21 years. I think it fair to say that the predominant theme of the Chicano and Latin American Studies program's sizable curriculum was a fuzzy American culpability. By that I mean that students in those classes heard of the sins of America more often than its attractions. In my home town, Mexican flag decals on car windows are far more common than their American counterparts.


      I note this because hundreds of students here illegally are now terrified of being deported to Mexico. I can understand that, given the chaos in Mexico and their own long residency in the United States. But here is what still confuses me: If  one were to consider the classes that deal with  Mexico at the university, or the visible  displays of national chauvinism, then one might  conclude that Mexico is a far more attractive  and moral place than the United  States.


       So there is a surreal nature to these protests: something like, "Please do not send me back to the culture I nostalgically praise; please let me stay in the culture that I ignore or deprecate." I think the DREAM Act protestors might have been far more successful in winning public opinion had they stopped blaming the U.S. for suggesting that they might have to leave at some point, and instead explained why, in fact, they want to stay. What is it about America that makes a youth of 21 go on a hunger strike or demonstrate to be allowed to remain in this country rather than return to the place of his birth?


      I think I know the answer to this paradox. Missing entirely in the above description is the attitude of the host, which by any historical standard can only be termed "indifferent." California does not care whether one broke the law to arrive here or continues to break it by staying. It asks nothing of the illegal immigrant - no proficiency in English, no acquaintance with American history and values, no proof of income, no record of education or skills. It does provide all the public assistance that it can afford (and more that it borrows for), and apparently waives enforcement of most of California?s burdensome regulations and civic statutes that increasingly have plagued productive citizens to the point of driving them out. How odd that we over-regulate those who are citizens and have capital to the point of banishing them from the state, but do not regulate those who are aliens and without capital to the point of encouraging millions more to follow in their footsteps. How odd - to paraphrase what Critias once said of ancient Sparta - that California is at once both the nation's least free and most free state, the most repressed and the wildest.

 

       Hundreds of thousands sense all that and vote accordingly with their feet, both into and out of California - and the result is a sort of social, cultural, economic, and political time-bomb, whose ticks are getting louder.


      Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, the editor of "Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the fall of Rome?, and the author of "The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern."


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D.O.T. / Concealed carry
« on: May 14, 2018, 04:35:21 PM »
Armed citizenry!

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D.O.T. / The building of a 737!
« on: May 12, 2018, 09:08:56 PM »
I believe Boeing builds a 737 in 18 hours, well assembles all the sub assemblies into a flyable airplane

Boeing currently builds 40 every month, nearly 500 a year!

https://youtu.be/SE71NJl-naY

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Let's have a general discussion about vehicle reliability/vs longevity

So I already believe that these full sized diesel trucks last an "Uber-Long" time. I'd say one could plan for 300K miles with little maintenance on a duramax like truck, then expect to get at least another 100K out of it, perhaps 200K

But when it comes to small gassers, like these mid-sized SUV's or jeeps, or cars we also buy.

So my wife does not know how to stop driving. I bought her a Rubicon, the "GJ" in March of 2016, so we have just passed the two year mark. That jeep now has over 30,000 miles on it. I financed it for a bunch of years, but I wonder if it will last to the end. Whenever I start seeing over 100K miles, me, personally, I begin to get nervous. But I am obviously skewed toward the ultra conservative, as most of you happily drive vehicles with 130K-150K and more like it is nothing

So, generally speaking, when are these vehicles starting to time out?

Side note: When the GJ starts to hit that point, and we do not decide to sell it or trade it in, I may re-engine it and build it into a proper off roader

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CIEMR / Racist Republicans! (and cruel conservatives!)
« on: May 01, 2018, 11:12:34 AM »
You think there is just a little bit of corruption in DC ? ................

 

Read this ............It might help explain it all.

From 2001 to 2005 there was an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

A Grand Jury had been empaneled.

Governments from around the world had donated to the ?Charity?.

Yet, from 2001 to 2003 none of those ?Donations? to the Clinton Foundation were declared.

Ok, now you would think that an honest investigator would be able to figure this out.


 

Guess who took over this investigation in 2002 ?

Bet you can?t guess.

No other than James Comey.

Now, that?s interesting, isn?t it ?

Guess who was transferred in to the Internal Revenue Service to run the Tax Exemption Branch of the IRS?

Your friend and mine, Lois ?Be on The Look Out? (BOLO) Lerner.

Now, that?s interesting, isn?t it ?

It gets better, well not really, but this is all just a series of strange coincidences, right ?

Guess who ran the Tax Division inside the Department of Injustice from 2001 to 2005 ?

No other than the Assistant Attorney General of the United States, Rod Rosenstein.

Now, that?s interesting, isn?t it ?

Guess who was the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during this time-frame ? ?

I know, it?s a miracle, just a coincidence, just an anomaly in statistics and chances, Robert Mueller.

What do all four casting characters have in common ?

They all were briefed and/or were front line investigators into the Clinton Foundation Investigation.

Now that?s just a coincidence, right ?

Ok, lets chalk the last one up to mere chance.

Let?s fast forward to 2009.

James Comey leaves the Justice Department to go and cash-in at Lockheed Martin.

Hillary Clinton is running the State Department, on her own personal email server by the way.

The Uranium One ?issue? comes to the attention of the Hillary.

Like all good public servants do, you know looking out for America?s best interest, she decides to support the decision and approve the sale of 20% of US Uranium to no other than, the Russians.

Now you would think that this is a fairly straight up deal, except it wasn?t, the People got absolutely nothing out of it.

However, prior to the sales approval, no other than Bill Clinton goes to Moscow, gets paid 500K for a one hour speech then meets with Vladimir Putin at his home for a few hours.

Ok, no big deal right ?

Well, not so fast, the FBI had a mole inside the money laundering and bribery scheme.

Guess who was the FBI Director during this time-frame ?

Yep, Robert Mueller.

He even delivered a Uranium Sample to Moscow in 2009.

Guess who was handling that case within the Justice Department out of the US Attorney?s Office in Maryland.

No other than, Rod Rosenstein.

Guess what happened to the informant ?

The Department of Justice placed a GAG order on him and threatened to lock him up if he spoke out about it.

How does 20% of the most strategic asset of the United States of America end up in Russian hands when the FBI has an informant, a mole providing inside information to the FBI on the criminal enterprise?

Guess what happened soon after the sale was approved ?

~145 million dollars in ?donations? made their way into the Clinton Foundation from entities directly connected to the Uranium One deal.

Guess who was still at the Internal Revenue Service working the Charitable Division ?

No other than, Lois  Lerner.

Ok, that?s all just another series of coincidences, nothing to see here, right ?

Let?s fast forward to 2015.

Due to a series of tragic events in Benghazi and after the 9 ?investigations? the House, Senate and at State Department, Trey Gowdy who was running the 10th investigation as Chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi discovers that the Hillary ran the State Department on an unclassified, unauthorized, outlaw personal email server.

He also discovered that none of those emails had been turned over when she departed her ?Public Service? as Secretary of State which was required by law.

He also discovered that there was Top Secret information contained within her personally archived email.

Sparing you the State Departments cover up, the nostrums they floated, the delay tactics that were employed and the outright lies that were spewed forth from the necks of the Kerry State Department, we shall leave it with this?? they did everything humanly possible to cover for Hillary.


Now this is amazing, guess who became FBI Director in 2013 ?

Guess who secured 17 no bid contracts for his employer (Lockheed Martin) with the State Department and was rewarded with a six million dollar thank you present when he departed his employer.

No other than James Comey.

Amazing how all those no-bids just went right through at State, huh ?

Now he is the FBI Director in charge of the ?Clinton Email Investigation? after of course his FBI Investigates the Lois Lerner ?Matter? at the Internal Revenue Service and exonerates her.

Nope couldn?t find any crimes there.

Can you guess what happened next ?

In April 2016, James Comey drafts an exoneration letter of Hillary Rodham Clinton, meanwhile the DOJ is handing out immunity deals like candy.

They didn?t even convene a Grand Jury.

Like a lightning bolt of statistical impossibility, like a miracle from God himself, like the true ?Gangsta? Homey is, James steps out into the cameras of an awaiting press conference on July the 8th of 2016, and exonerates the Hillary from any wrongdoing.

Can you see the pattern ?

It goes on and  on, Rosenstein becomes Asst. Attorney General, Comey gets fired based upon a letter by Rosenstein, Comey leaks government information to the press, Mueller is assigned to the Russian Investigation sham by Rosenstein to provide cover for decades of malfeasance within the FBI and DOJ and the story continues.

FISA Abuse, political espionage..... pick a crime, any crime, chances are...... this group and a few others did it.

All the same players.

All compromised and conflicted.

All working fervently to NOT go to jail themselves.

All connected in one way or another to the Clinton's.

They are like battery acid, they corrode and corrupt everything they touch.

How many lives have these two destroyed ?

As of this writing, the Clinton Foundation, in its 20+ years of operation of being the largest International Charity Fraud in the history of mankind, has never been audited by the Internal Revenue Service.

 

Let us not forget that Comey's brother works for DLA Piper, the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation's taxes.

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Brotherhood
« on: April 27, 2018, 09:24:05 AM »
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=He+Ain%27t+Heavy+He%27s+My+Brother+the+Soldiers&&view=detail&mid=37E541B77C2C587C1B7B37E541B77C2C587C1B7B&&FORM=VRDGAR

I don't know why I get in these moods, but sometimes I just can't get my mind off of my brothers in arms, and of the times we spent together. They were such an investment of my life, and they invested and trusted in me as well. I think of Jody maybe once a week. I remember that smiling face of a WO1, brand new warrant officer who showed up when I reported to the 101st once. A HMMWV dropped me off in a field in the middle of no where, and up comes Jody walking and smiling. He announces himself, "Hi, I'm Jody, you must be the Big Don we've been hearing about." He was one of those instant best friends.

But a friendship between a W4 and a W1 was not something that ever took place. He was supposed to be a magnet for abuse and I was the giver of misery to all around me according to our rightful roles. But Jody never stopped smiling and his friendship won in the end and we were just the best of friends, sharing life together.

And then one day I had to bury him. Standing before a crowd of thousands, his parents had chosen me to say the words that would resonate in their minds for the rest of their lives. You see, even though the desire was always there to be a warrior, I had created him. I sowed into him so much, and one dark night when I was riding his jump seat and at low level, we entered a snow storm and was immediately blinded, that cool calm and collected kid simply started a level turn on 180 degrees and within a minute or two, we were out of that storm and we made it on to the target, on time. Procedure called for an immediate power application to climb up to some minimum safe altitude to get away from towers and power lines and such, but he leveled off and turned staying out of trouble and off somebody's radar screen.

I asked him why he did that after the flight. He looked at me saying, that some old warrant officer had taught him how to do that. I knew then that he had learned, that he was the one. And indeed, he became that "One." He died in a place where no one even knew we were fighting on a daring rescue mission to free two American missionaries from the clutches of Communist guerrillas. The bad guys mostly died, and so did one of the missionaries, but we got one out, and Jody was heroic in all that. His Chinook however didn't last and crashed in some deep water. Everyone died who was on board. They were mostly all my friends. Jody, Bart, Sergeant Dorrity, all my friends.

Then so many more in Iraq and Afghanistan. I would choke back the emotion on so many occasions as I'd listen of a desperate attempt by aviators to pull some amputee out of a fight. I'd hear them taking hit after hit, getting chopped up trying to save someone. I did it myself, we all did, but God has his time and we have ours, and nothing we can do can extend God's time a single second.

But we get to live that moment. Like in the furnace of a steel mill, great metals are created, in those moments when you throw your own life to reckless abandon, and go for it, something is forged right there between you and someone you don't even know. Later there is this thing which I can't explain where you recognize each other instantly. Maybe at a party or sitting in Atlanta waiting for a flight, but you see them and they recognize you. "You in Iraq?" "Yea, with the 82nd in "O" six in Telafar, You?...and so it goes

But it stays with you and it changes you, and nobody who hasn't shared that sting will ever get it, and that's OK, but you are annealed and bonded into a group of people called warriors. We all share the same nervous system it would seem, because when one is in danger, we all feel it. WHile others are watching some movie and a bloody scene comes up, they see actors, we see the kid in the back the medic is trying to piece back together. When I see jets coming in for landing at cincy, I see a lone blackhawk, with a female pilot going at max speed for the medevac pad while all of us are yielding way, even the C-17 on final and the Mirage fighter running on fumes. We give way and all of us are hoping that the kid(s) on board make it.

We are a brotherhood...

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Mini Sermon 7: Does God punish you? Is it a good thing?


Does God punish you? Do you get angry with him when he does?

Well for me the answer is yes and yes. And what if I told you there is a silver, (Actually a gold) lining in all of that? Yep its true and I?m gonna prove it to you. Our God the father is exactly that. He is a father. He is the father of your father and every father in existence. He created every momma, and he?s their father as well. Unlike this dad (Me) who forgets to sign notes from his boy?s teachers, forgets about upcoming games and a myriad of other things, the big father in the sky doesn?t miss a detail. Nope, knows every hair on your head! (Luke 12:7)

Dads are not always your buddy. They try to be but when you cross a line they have set down, they often hold that line which then places you on the offender column. That may be an unpleasant place. Depending on your age it may involve a spanking, or a time out or giving up the car keys for a week or two. The manner of punishment changes, but the fact that you just got body slammed by the big authority figure never changed. From then to now a good father is consistent.

A godly father tries to stay connected to his father in heaven so that he will know the boundaries, gain in wisdom, and be a fair adjudicator of justice. Would we even need laws and police and even a military of fathers were all Godly, and they all did their job? Think about it. So right there I have identified a failing in human fathers, but that?s not news we see it on every street corner, and in most homes across this land.

But remember I started off saying there was a silver lining to when God punishes us. Assuming you were called by him and invited to accept his son, and you now live with Jesus as your one and only king, well then you are part of God?s system of justice. If you cross a line or continue to do so, he may in time punish you. His term for the act is to ?Chasten? you. Chasten and punish are roughly the same thing. The act stings and sets you on notice that you just crossed a line which the Father does not like. It invites us to make a heading correction to get back on course and back into the good graces of a loving father. Remember that a loving father is not always your buddy, but he always has your back. He always wants you to make the right call, take the right road, and choose the correct course of action. That?s a guy I like to call ?Coach.? In my military mind, life is not meant to be easy. Easy is for, well, now that I?ve given up cussing, I am struggling to find a word. But taking the easy road is not for men of courage, for the warrior clan if you will allow.

This isn?t meant to be long, but only to show you something and that is found in Hebrews 12:4-9

Hebrews 12:4-9 4In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5 And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, "My son, do not make light of the LORD's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, 6 because the LORD disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son." 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? 8 If you are not disciplined-and everyone undergoes discipline-then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live!

Look carefully at what verse 6 says: 6 because the LORD disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son

Get this: He accepts you as a son! And where exactly does God live? Say it, say: Heaven. YES HEAVEN!!!!! And that is the place where the streets are made of what??? Say: Gold. You see the old Warrant Officer has a point here. If God took the time to whack you, he did it because he knows you are one of his and therefore you can see proof, even in the midst of sin, that he has your back, and your eternal destination is a really great place with a friend in the name of Jesus, and reigned over by our eternal Father, God himself

Yea, I?m liking that. Takes a bit of the snap out of that sting I received just two days ago for strayin? when I should have been sailing a true course. Yes Sir, Father God, I got that, Please forgive me sir, I?m back reporting for duty?again!

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Faith Discussion / Mini Sermon 6: The Sin of Apostasy
« on: April 20, 2018, 09:17:36 AM »
The Sin of Apostasy

?For if we are willfully sinning after receiving the full knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice concerning sins.? Hebrews 10:26-29 warns against the sin of apostasy:

26 For dif we go on sinning deliberately eafter receiving the knowledge of the truth, fthere no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 gbut a fearful expectation of judgment, and ha fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. 28 iAnyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy jon the evidence of two or three witnesses. 29 How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one kwho has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned lthe blood of the covenant mby which he was sanctified, and has noutraged the Spirit of grace?

Apostasy is an intentional falling away or defection. Apostates are those who move toward Christ, right up to the edge of saving belief, who hear and understand the Gospel, and are on the verge of saving faith, but then reject what they have learned and turn away. These are people who are perhaps even aware of their sin and even make a profession of faith. But rather than going on to spiritual maturity, their interest in Christ begins to diminish, the things of the world have more attraction to them rather than less, and eventually they lose all desire for the things of God and they turn away. The Lord illustrated these types of people in the second and third soils of Matthew 13:1-9:

That same day Jesus went out of the house oand sat beside the sea. 2 And great crowds gathered about him, pso that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3 And qhe told them many things in parables, saying: r?A sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. 5 Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, 6 but swhen the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, tthey withered away. 7 Other seeds fell among uthorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8 Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some va hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 wHe who has ears,1 let him hear.?

And in Matthew 13: 18-23:

18 k?Hear then the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the word of lthe kingdom and mdoes not understand it, nthe evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. 20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately oreceives it with joy, 21 yet he has no root in himself, but pendures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately qhe falls away.2 22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but rthe cares of sthe world and tthe deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 23 As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and munderstands it. He indeed ubears fruit and yields, in one case va hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.?

These are those who ?receive with joy? the things of the Lord, but who are drawn away by the cares of the world or turned off by difficulties they encounter because of Christ.

?Willful sinning? in this passage carries the idea of consciously and deliberately rejecting Christ. To know God?s way, to hear it preached, to study it, to count oneself among the faithful, and then to turn away is to become apostate. Sinning willfully carries with it the idea of sinning continually and deliberately. Such a person does not sin because of ignorance, nor is he carried away by momentary temptations he is too weak to resist. The willful sinner sins because of an established way of thinking and acting which he has no desire to give up. The true believer, on the other hand, is one who lapses into sin and loses temporary fellowship with God. But he will eventually come back to God in repentance because his heavenly Father will continually woo and convict him until he can?t stay away any longer. The true apostate will continue to sin, deliberately, willingly and with abandon. John tells us that ?No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him and he cannot sin, because he is born of God? (1 John 3:9).

Apostates have knowledge, but no application of that knowledge. They can be found in the presence of the light of Christ, mostly in the church, among God?s people. Judas Iscariot is the perfect example?he had knowledge but he lacked true faith. No other rejecter of the truth had more or better exposure to the love and grace of God than Judas. He was part of Jesus? inner circle of disciples, eating, sleeping, and traveling with Him for years. He saw the miracles and heard the words of God from Jesus? very lips, from the best preacher the world has ever known, and yet he not only turned away but was instrumental in the plot to kill Jesus.

Having turned his back on the truth, and with full knowledge choosing to willfully and continually sin, the apostate is then beyond salvation because he has rejected the one true sacrifice for sins: the Lord Jesus Christ. If Christ?s sacrifice is rejected, then all hope of salvation is gone. To turn away willfully from this sacrifice leaves no sacrifice; it leaves only sin, the penalty for which is eternal death. This passage is not speaking of a believer who falls away, but rather someone who may claim to be a believer, but truly is not. Anyone who apostatizes is proving he never had genuine faith to begin with.
John 2:19: 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.

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D.O.T. / So, I'm writing another book
« on: April 18, 2018, 09:23:16 AM »
Yepper another book should be coming out someday.  :lipsrsealed:

I hope to presale a dozen copies if the market is big enough!  :facepalm:

Nothing like setting your sights low enough to ensure success  :cool:

And as if anyone in their right mind would read the mindless ramblings of this old crusty Warrant Officer.  :sad:

But, some do, and on the shoulders of those boneheads I hope to make my millions!

Yea, so I was thinking about Distant Thunder and how it talked about the experiences we have going off to war and living a military life, but I wanted to do more. I wanted to write about the Christian aspect or side to that story. Then one day I was talking with a long time friend, Jeremy who said I should do it. HE said write it up in such a way as to be a self-help book sold on the Christian market.

He is a bit of a wizard about such things, so we dove in a bit deeper. He just seemed to know how to promote the thing and steer its development, so i started writing.

Then one morning I awoke with the idea that he should become my agent and promo and market the whole thing. So I approached him with the idea, and he said of course, he would love to do it.

So he plans to create a web site where peeps (Not yous, none of you boneheads...I need thinkin' people)! Just kiddin! So he builds this web site where you can talk with the author, and news about the new book and Distant Thunder can be had. He would arrange for speaking engagements and interviews and all of that and I would pound my fingers to the bone whilst figurin' out how to get sarge unstuck or this darned turbo removed from my truck!

So I started some time ago and I now find us some 405 chapters deep and something over 23,000 words. I shoot for 70,000 words which makes for 240 or so pages and add or subtract as necessary to make my point

So the way this one lays out is that I first have a concept, like, say, "faith." That concept is supported by a story which occurs somewhere in my military experience. I develop the story and lace it with scripture and in the end one can see where God was present all the time.

Anyway, off we go to the races, we'll see where this one leads!

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CIEMR / A-Frickin-Men
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:19:22 AM »

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CIEMR / Civil War?
« on: April 08, 2018, 11:38:58 AM »
How do civil wars happen?    Read below Al Noble

 

Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can?t settle the question through elections because they don?t even agree that elections are how you decide who?s in charge.

 

That?s the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.

 

The Mueller investigation is about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election. We all know that. But it?s not the first time they?ve done this. The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn?t really win. The Supreme Court gave him the election. There?s a pattern here.

 

What do sure odds of the Democrats rejecting the next Republican president really mean? It means they don?t accept the results of any election that they don?t win. It means they don?t believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections.

 

That?s a civil war.

 

There?s no shooting. At least not unless you count the attempt to kill a bunch of Republicans at a charity baseball game practice. But the Democrats have rejected our system of government.

 

This isn?t dissent. It?s not disagreement. You can hate the other party. You can think they?re the worst thing that ever happened to the country. But then you work harder to win the next election. When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don?t win, what you want is a dictatorship.

 

Your very own dictatorship.

 

The only legitimate exercise of power in this country, according to Democrats, is its own. Whenever Republicans exercise power, it?s inherently illegitimate. The Democrats lost Congress. They lost the White House. So what did they do? They began trying to run the country through Federal judges and bureaucrats. Every time that a Federal judge issues an order saying that the President of the United States can?t scratch his own back without his say so, that?s the civil war.

 

Our system of government is based on the constitution, but that?s not the system that runs this country. The Democrat's system is that any part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the country.

 

If the Democrats are in the White House, then the president can do anything. And I mean anything. He can have his own amnesty for illegal aliens. He can fine you for not having health insurance. His power is unlimited. He?s a dictator.

 

But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President can?t do anything. He isn?t even allowed to undo the illegal alien amnesty that his predecessor illegally invented. A Democrat in the White House has ?discretion? to completely decide every aspect of immigration policy. A Republican doesn?t even have the ?discretion? to reverse him. That?s how the game is played. That?s how our country is run. Sad but true, although the left hasn?t yet won that particular fight.

 

When a Democrat is in the White House, states aren?t even allowed to enforce immigration law. But when a Republican is in the White House, states can create their own immigration laws. Under Obama, a state wasn?t allowed to go to the bathroom without asking permission. But under Trump, Jerry Brown can go around saying that California is an independent republic and sign treaties with other countries.

 

The Constitution has something to say about that.

 

Whether it?s Federal or State, Executive, Legislative or Judiciary, the left moves power around to run the country. If it controls an institution, then that institution is suddenly the supreme power in the land. This is what I call a moving dictatorship.

 

Donald Trump has caused the Shadow Government to come out of hiding: Professional government is a guild. Like medieval guilds. You can?t serve in if you?re not a member. If you haven?t been indoctrinated into its arcane rituals. If you aren?t in the club. And Trump isn?t in the club. He brought in a bunch of people who aren?t in the club with him.

 

Now we?re seeing what the pros do when amateurs try to walk in on them. They spy on them, they investigate them and they send them to jail. They use the tools of power to bring them down.

 

That?s not a free country.

 

It?s not a free country when FBI agents who support Hillary take out an ?insurance policy? against Trump winning the election. It?s not a free country when Obama officials engage in massive unmasking of the opposition. It?s not a free country when the media responds to the other guy winning by trying to ban the conservative media that supported him from social media. It?s not a free country when all of the above collude together to overturn an election because the guy who wasn?t supposed to win.

 

Have no doubt, we?re in a civil war between conservative volunteer government and a leftist Democrat professional government.

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D.O.T. / HMMM, Good Question
« on: April 07, 2018, 04:25:57 PM »
This is a very good question.

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Build Threads / LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 05, 2018, 10:42:23 PM »
As Nate accurately predicted, with the start of this new round of modifications to the 2011 Silverado, I'll start part five in this long running series.

So at the moment, I have owned the truck a bit more than 6 1/2 years and the truck still has less than 90,000 miles, I think in the 88,500 mile range. It continues to tow all the time, and is used off road pretty much every week. Today was no exception. The truck as of this writing is covered in mud, which is really more the norm for this Silverado than being clean. The paint is holding up well, although now there is a pretty good coverage of rock chips and a couple very small dings, from hitting deer, a buzzard, a couple other things and running into trees and the like more times than I can recall.

Anyway, to allow for another couple hundred thousand miles of use, I decided to replace the problematic CP4.2 high pressure pump, and while I was at it, go for an upgraded turbocharger.

I procured all of that from Diesel Ops of Michigan and the new tune from Motor Ops of Ontario, Canada. They wrote me a new tune and I have already downloaded it into my laptop, and will soon complete its journey into the truck via the downloader.

Today marks the point where the final parts came in. All the Fleece stuff was piled up outside the garage door when we all got in from a hard day's work at the farm.

Three big boxes:

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Texas Girls
« on: March 31, 2018, 08:26:03 AM »
Drinking with a Texas Girl

 

A Mexican, an Arab, and a Texas girl are in the same bar.

When the Mexican finishes his beer, he throws his glass in the air, pulls out his pistol, and shoots the glass to pieces. He says, ?In Mexico, our glasses are so cheap we don't need to drink with the same one twice.'

 

The Arab, obviously impressed by this, drinks non-alcohol beer ('cuz he's a Muslim), throws it into the air, pulls out his AK-47, and shoots the glass to pieces. He says, 'In the Arab World, we have so much sand to make glasses
that we don't need to drink with the same one twice either.'



The Texas girl, cool as a cucumber, picks up her beer, downs it in one gulp, throws the glass into the air, whips out her 45, and shoots the Mexican and the Arab.

 

Catching her glass, setting it on the bar, and calling for a refill, she says, 'In Texas, we have so many illegal aliens that we don't have to drink with the same ones twice.'

 

God Bless TEXAS !!!

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Torque Converter discussion
« on: March 30, 2018, 09:40:22 AM »
OK, let's talk torque converters

The subject vehicle will be C-Max, a 2011 LML Silverado in great condition with right at 90,000 miles

The truck has 37" tires, 4.56 gears, a stock trans with a deep aluminum pan, and is working with a soon to be 600HP engine.

The line pressures and shift programs have all been modified with EFI Live tuning and frankly the thing shifts very well.

I use the truck as my daily driver (Except for the horrible turning radius), Who would want to drive anything else...except maybe a Land Rover/Range rover...oops, sorry me British side crept out there!

I tow mostly light loads around 4000 lbs but on occasion get up around 8000 lbs, but seldom anything higher. I tow about 25% of the time (Really) and the truck gets into 4-Wheeling situations almost weekly.

So with all these factors in mind, what or whose torque converter would be best for this application

Note: Based on the advice from several sources in the diesel performance world, I will be keeping the stock transmission in it's EFI "Adjusted" state in the truck without replacing it with some stronger variant.

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General Maintenance, How to/DIY projects / New Mouse Trap Design
« on: March 22, 2018, 08:15:46 PM »
I didn't say, "A better mousetrap, just a different one

Starts with two standard 5 gal buckets

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CIEMR / I don't even know what to think of this...
« on: March 22, 2018, 09:28:18 AM »

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / The "Labor" part of the charge
« on: March 21, 2018, 01:25:42 PM »
One of the purposes of this website is to show "how-to" and therefore make projects personal and more affordable.

I am finding labor prices pretty much eclipising $100 an hour everywhere. That's great for a guy like me who is considering taking on smallish land clearing jobs. I'd come in at around $100-$150 an hour with a minimum 5 hour charge to do something.

But focusing more on the automotive labor market, and using my recent experiences as a measure, people aren't getting a lot anymore for their hard earned dime.

Recognizing that great businesses like Ken's fight an uphill battle of labor costs, hidden costs, taxes, insurance, environmental surcharges and so forth, guys like him blend all that and still try to stay above the water.

I was looking at the nearly $2,000, actually $2300 I spent getting the SquareD worked on.
For all that, I got:

1. The engine timed
2. The brakes bled
3. The Hydraulic-brake system blown apart (twice) and
4. Discovered the fact that the torque converter does not fully engage into the flywheel/crank hub.
 So, actually I only got two real things done, but I now have to purchase another brake booster and PS pump, so actually, I am still, what $500 from even that or now in terms of real costs some $2800ish in the hole for that expensive experiment.

While I was down there, the guys, who I believe to be really good mechanics, informed me that the CP4.2 pump in my Duramax is a ticking time bomb. They offered to replace it for $5,000

That got me thinking. First, the Duramax is my primary vehicle I use for everything. I really can't afford for it to cave in with no notice. So I was pricing CP3 pump conversions. Industrial injection has a kit with pump around $2,000, and a good Whirli unit for a bit more.

A very basic pure stock CP3 unit can be had for as little as $1600, and I'll bet I wasn't going to get much more than that for the $5K.

Then knowing these guys would have to pull the body off the frame to get the job done, I watched a couple films of a guy at Industrial injection actually do the complete conversion. Well, he did it with the body on. Removed the turbo and about everything, but just worked overhead like everyone else.

You know, for $2K I could do that and still be able to add another turbo for the $5K the mechanics wanted...

Yea, I'm thinking again...

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CIEMR / Makes more sense now...
« on: March 17, 2018, 08:43:06 PM »
Now I understand...

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Message from the Owner / Site Cost...Possible changes
« on: March 16, 2018, 11:25:26 AM »
Ladies and Gents.

Our hosting company has sent me a rather sizeable bill to maintain the premium services we have here at RealMan.
I have paid $30 monthly for the site, which is a wash, and I'm fine with it. But it seems that is never enough. I have to buy all sorts of additional services just to insure the thing actually functions!
I have a bill for nearly $600 in front of me at the moment which I refuse to pay. Fellas, it's a lot, and I am just like everyone else. Having to pay a thousand dollars a year for this is a bit of a stretch for me, and this time I am not going to do it.
I can't seem to get them as they hide their human contact phone numbers.
I plan to move the site over to a server which I own in the future so there will be no costs at all and you can continue DOTing the thing up all you want. But for now, this bill for almost $600 isn't going to be paid. I hope we just don't disappear off the net, but it is a possibility, I'm afraid.
I'm working on it, but be prepared...

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CIEMR / NRA is the problem??
« on: March 15, 2018, 10:55:02 PM »
This guy should serve as a moving target!

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WRITTEN BY A COP: Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or a loved one?s life.

In daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation? This is for you, and for you to share with your wife, your children and everyone you know. After reading these 9 crucial tips, forward them to someone you care about. It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do :The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

2. Learned this from a tourist guide. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you? Chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy.. The driver won?t see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON?T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR , LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.. If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF, Repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:

A.) Be aware:look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor , and in the back seat.

B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

C.) Look at the car parked on the driver?s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side.. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!)

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, Preferably in a zig -zag pattern!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked ?for help? into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird.. The police told her ?Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door..? The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, ?We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.? He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby?s cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby.. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby?s cries outside their doors when they?re home alone at night.

10. Water scam! If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your outside taps full blast so that you will go out to investigate and then attack.

Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbors!

Please pass this on.

This e-mail should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby Theory was mentioned on America ?s Most Wanted when they profiled the serial killer in Louisiana.

I?d like you to forward this to all the women you know. It may save a life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle?

I was going to send this to the ladies only, but guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, etc., you may want to pass it on to them, as well.

Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it?s better to be safe than sorry?

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