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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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Faith Discussion / Good Quote
« on: March 12, 2018, 09:14:52 PM »
"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."

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Faith Discussion / Mini sermon 5 False Prophets
« on: March 12, 2018, 09:55:07 AM »
The word I got this morning was a bit different from what I was expecting. Coming from the book of Jeremiah. In chapter 23 starting in verse 9 the word talks about lying prophets.
This is dangerous ground for us to consider. For many men appear to be ?Holy men? but are they really??
Matthew 7:16 is clear and states that: By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?

Of course they don?t. They pick grapes?Only grapes come from grape vines.

So we have a metric here. If the guy is prophesizing on his way to the bar to meet his girlfriend that his wife knows nothing about, well, I think we can say his prophesy is less valuable than a campaign promise for transparency from the Obama people!

In the words of the following verses of Jeremiah, I find a warning for us of the America of today:

Jeremiah 23: 1 ?Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!? declares the LORD. 2 Therefore this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds who tend my people: ?Because you have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done,? declares the LORD.

To me that is scary. God is saying you have scattered MY flock?(HIS!) Now who here feels like they want to be messing with the God of the universe?? OK, no one, good. You who think you have this, that you are bad enough, well, do yourself a favor, call ?Naked and alone? or whatever that survival show is called and give that little 21 day trial a try. It will help ground you a bit and set your aim a bit lower.

God deepens his conviction and says he will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done?WHOA! Let me get off this train?Father allow me no successful effort in anything that works against the plans of or the kingdom of God.

Next, God says that although you screwed it up, he is going to fix it. Why you ask? Because he is the unchanging God. One agenda from the beginning, well before the beginning to some non-existing point. Remember God always was, and he always will be?as in never end. And change he does not. Although. Happily, knowing him does change us?or we really don?t know him!

Jeremiah 3 ?I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number.4 I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing,? declares the LORD.

God will fix it. That?s good news. It tells me he is a wingman tucked in closer than any other I ever enjoyed in the military. He will complete the approach although from the last 20 feet down to rocky rollout I never saw the ground and I can only hope that Chalk 2 isn?t about to plow into my aft rotor system while the grunts are pouring out of the back of mine.

The word is a complex thing. Understood when we really surrender to his will and dive in, especially in that prayer closet where we go to meet him. Looking further into Jeremiah, we see a dour warning about those false prophets who pop up and paint the rosy, but incorrect picture.

Jeremiah 23 9-12: 9 concerning the prophets:
My heart is broken within me;
    all my bones tremble.
I am like a drunken man,
    like a strong man overcome by wine,
because of the LORD
    and his holy words.
10 The land is full of adulterers;
    because of the curse the land lies parched
    and the pastures in the wilderness are withered.
The prophets follow an evil course
    and use their power unjustly.
11 ?Both prophet and priest are godless;
    even in my temple I find their wickedness,?
declares the LORD.
12 ?Therefore their path will become slippery;
    they will be banished to darkness
    and there they will fall.
I will bring disaster on them
    in the year they are punished,?
declares the LORD.

False prophets mislead. False words (Lies) skew the truth and mislead. They can be sugar coated and on sale as a blue light special and we may be tempted to fill up our shopping cart and get all warm and fuzzy that we are on the right course.

But what if they are wrong. What if this great word is not true, how would I know? The answer is really easy. You see God seeks to have a personal relationship with each and every one of us. Not a watered down or generalized message like some of us get on Sundays. He doesn?t say, men and women of God. Nossir, he says, Jane or Bill, or Jimmy, I have this to say to you. He does this when you surrender to him and earnestly listen. Caveat: If you just had an argument with your wife that you didn?t ask forgiveness from, you aren?t likely going to give anything because you aren?t in the perfect will of God.

If you just cussed out your dog for leaving a deposit on the carpet, you mind aint right and you are not on God?s frequency. You have to do the inner personal sweep to identify everything outside the protective walls of your FOB and ask for forgiveness from it. Repent from it, wait a bit then seek his face. Ask to be blood washed and forgiven through the only one who can, Jesus, then in perfect submission, proceed. Then what you get is the truth. If it differs from the wall mart blue light special, I?d take that junk back for a full refund, it is all damaged goods!

God is very troubled and concerned by the damage of the words the false prophets have given to his people. He laments later on in Jeremiah where he says this:

Jeremiah 23 22:23 But if they had stood in my council,
    they would have proclaimed my words to my people
and would have turned them from their evil ways
    and from their evil deeds.
23 ?Am I only a God nearby,?
declares the LORD,
    ?and not a God far away?

If we would only have stood in his council?If we would have only just read the word, understood it, believed in him and stood on that, then?

So where are you on this? Christianity is more than saying I do! It is a change of you from what you were to something akin to the image of Jesus. Jesus was God! Get that? Do you understand that? He experienced a human life as a man. When he faced the temptations of power, of adultery, of lust, of drinking, of, well all our temptations as a mortal, he beat them all. He did what we would consider to be the impossible.

So how did he do that, and why is it that I cannot you ask? (Actually, being transparent here, I ask!) He did it because he always consulted the father. Remember the example of Jesus speaking to the prostitute at the well. He was asked what the law said concerning her fate? It said should two fornicate, they should be put to death, the man and the woman. But the man was nowhere to be found. While questioning, actually trying to entrap Jesus, he started drawing in the sand. He was asking the father, what do I say concerning this matter. The answer is one that points to the very heart of God himself. Jesus said, ?Let he who has no sin, cast the first stone!?

Of course, save for he himself, there were none, nor have there ever been since that day, a sinless one. Mercy and grace triumphed over the law. The law would have won out in any court of the land here in the US. Well, actually, in these perverted days, a skewed version of the law would have triumphed. But in this earlier day, the simple, pure heart of a living God triumphed and true justice was served.

You have to get right with God. Or just forget it and have a great life because if you don?t come to know the savior of the world, this earthly existence with all its quirks, screwed up policies, crime, evil, waste, injustice and all the rest is the only heaven you will ever know!

Learn the word of God. Store it up. Replace the space where you store oil change numbers and cam lift profiles or bank statements with more useful, eternal things. Plant his word and go about replacing temporal stuff with things that will truly change you and others. Read and study Gods word and talk to him often. In the song ?I can only imagine, the singer does not know what position he will take when meeting God. I think I will be plastered to the floor for the glory of his is beyond anything. But my spirit will be standing ten feet tall with hands raised high because finally, finally, I get to be with him!

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Tribute to a great pilot!
« on: March 12, 2018, 07:40:37 AM »
A great WWll story...Mary Ellis, pictured during her time as an Air Transport Auxiliary pilot in WWII, celebrated her 100th birthday Feb 2017......

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Tearing through the skies above the South Coast, two Spitfires evoke powerful memories
of Britain's wartime resilience.
But this stirring image holds a further poignancy? for in the cockpit of the lead aircraft
sits Mary Ellis, celebrating her 100th birthday by recreating her time as one of the ?Ata-girls', the select gang of female pilots who flew Britain's fighters during the war.
And over her shoulder is one of the actual Spitfires she flew during her 1,000 flights as a
First Officer with the Air Transport Auxiliary.

'Wizard, this is wizard!' yelled the delighted centenarian through her intercom.
Mary was handed the controls of the 275 mph twin-seater as it swooped over West Sussex.
After about 15 minutes, she turned for home, and told her co-pilot Matt Jones: ?Goodwood
on the nose, you have control ?? Then she settled back to enjoy the ride back to base.
Earlier, Mary watched in delight as Spitfire MV154 took its place beside her in an extraordinary airborne tribute.

It was a plane she had delivered to RAF Brize Norton from
Southampton on September 15, 1944, and it hides a sentimental secret.

For at the end of the 25-minute wartime flight, she signed the cockpit, scrawling her maiden name Wilkins and the initials ATA


ry Ellis

Mary Ellis (circled) was handed the controls of the 275mph twin-seater as it swooped over
West Sussex.
She hoped her tag might be spotted by a handsome pilot and lead to a wartime romance ?
although the impulsive act, a career one-off, didn't bag her a boyfriend.
Mary, originally from Oxfordshire, had her first flying lesson in 1938, and flew for pleasure until 1941 when she heard a BBC radio appeal for women pilots to join the auxiliary service and so release male pilots for combat duty.
Speaking at a surprise birthday party on Thursday, Mary said: ?The war was a challenge and one had to do something about it. I went on and on until I flew everything. I love the Spitfire ?
it?s my favourite aircraft, it's everyone's favourite, it's the symbol of freedom.'
For four years she ferried warplanes from factories to frontline squadrons. The 166 women of the ATA ? about one in eight of the total ? have been dubbed ?The Female Few,? echoing Winston Churchill's description of the RAF airmen who fought in the Battle of Britain.
s Ellis looked bac

Mrs Ellis looked back over her left shoulder and glanced at the aircraft she once flew.
Mary was usually found at the joystick of a Spitfire or a Hurricane but ultimately flew more than 50 types of aircraft, logging 1,100 hours of flight, much to the astonishment of some colleagues.
As she sat on the airfield ready to deliver her first Spitfire, the mechanic standing on the wing
asked how many of them she'd flown. When she said it was her first, he was so startled he fell
right off. The largest aircraft she flew solo was the Wellington bomber. After landing at an East
Anglian airfield, Mary was greeted by the ground crew who asked where the pilot was. ?I'm the pilot,' she said. They insisted on searching the aircraft before they believed her.
It was dangerous work. Mary was sometimes ordered to move combat-damaged planes that
were not officially fit to fly, but had to be taken for repairs. She crash-landed twice and was
shot at once.
s Ellis toasted a

Mrs Ellis toasted a glass of champagne with co-pilot Matt Jones, managing director of Boultbee Flight Academy.
Fourteen of her fellow ATA female flyers lost their lives, including aviation pioneer Amy Johnson.

Mary ? who to this day needs no spectacles, nor a walking stick ? was one of the last six women
serving in the ATA when it disbanded after the war.

She remained a private pilot and then became managing director of Sandown Airport on the Isle of Wight. She married Don Ellis, a fellow pilot,in 1961, but was widowed in 2009. Matt Jones, who flies Spitfires for Goodwood-based Boultbee Flight Academy, reunited Mary with MV154 after first meeting her in 2015. He conspired with the plane?s current owner, pilot Maxi Gainza, to bring it to the UK from its base in Bremgarten, Germany.
He said: 'I gave Mary control of our Spitfire. I wasn?t sure where we were but Mary was very clear.
She pointed us towards Thorney Island, up through the Witterings, flew on to Selsey Bill and then Bognor Regis, never losing a foot of altitude.
?She showed me precisely how she was able to deliver all those aircraft with just a map, a
compass and a stopwatch. I was utterly humbled by a superior aviator who also happens to be 60 years my senior!'

 

Mary Ellis was in a select gang of female pilots who flew during World War II.
She has now celebrated her 100th birthday by flying a plane over West Sussex.

Mrs. Ellis flew next to one of the Spitfires she was in more than 70 years ago....

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Nine hundred teachers just got laid off from the Los Angeles Unified School District. They are $650,000 over their annual budget. The following comments by an English teacher help to explain one area that looms large over California's educational crisis. I hope each person receiving this mail will read it carefully, all the way to the end. It is sad what is happening to our great country, all because our politicians are afraid they will miss out on a vote. What a travesty!


 
From a California school teacher....

As you listen to the news about the student protests over illegal immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of: I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at a large southern California high school which is designated a Title-1 school, meaning that its students average in the lower socio-economic and income levels.

Most of the schools you are hearing about are Compton, South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park, etc., where their students are protesting ? these are also Title-1 schools.

Title-1 schools are on the free-breakfast and free-lunch program. When I say free breakfast, I'm not talking about a glass of milk and a roll. But a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would make the Marriott proud. The waste of this food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten. (Our tax dollars at work!)

I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at least moderately overweight. About 75% or more have cell phones. The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or having family watch their kids. (More of our tax dollars at work!)

I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department, or risk losing funding for the upcoming year even though there was little need for anything. My budget was already substantial, but I ended up buying new computers for the Computer Learning Center, half of which, one month later, were carved with graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in America. (More and more of our tax dollars at work!)

I have had to intervene several times for young substitute teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students here in the country less than 3 months, who raised so much hell with the female teachers, calling them putas (whores) and throwing things, that the teachers were in tears.

Free medical care, free education, free food, free day care, etc., etc., etc. Is it any wonder they feel entitled not only to be in this country, but also to demand rights, privileges and entitlements?

To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society, because they happen to like their gardener and/or housekeeper, and they like to pay less for tomatoes, I say: Spend some time in the real world of illegal immigration and see the true costs.

Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher medical costs, more crime, lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases, etc., etc., etc. For me, I'll pay more for tomatoes.

Americans, we need to wake up. The guest worker program will be a disaster because we won't have the guts to enforce it. Does anyone in their right mind really think they will voluntarily leave and return?

It does, however, have everything to do with culture: A third-world culture that does not value education, that accepts children getting pregnant and dropping out of school by age 15, and that refuses to assimilate, plus an American culture that has become so weak and worried about "political correctness," that we don't have the will to do what is needed.

Cheap labor? Isn't that what the whole immigration issue is about? Business doesn't want to pay a decent wage.

Consumers don't want expensive produce. Government will tell you 'Americans don't want the jobs.'

But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase "cheap labor" is a myth, a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as "cheap labor."

Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children. He takes a job for $5.00 or $6.00/hour. At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files an income tax return, he gets an "earned income credit" of up to $3,200, free.

Also....
 
 1 He qualifies for Section-8 housing and subsidized rent;

 2 He qualifies for food stamps;

 3 He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care;

 4 His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school;

 6 He requires bilingual teachers and books;

 7 He qualifies for relief from high energy bills;

 8 If they are, or become aged, blind or disabled, they qualify for SSI;

 9 Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare (All of this at taxpayer's {our} expense);

 10 He doesn't worry about car insurance, life insurance, or
homeowner?s insurance;

 11 Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material;

 12 He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to $30.00/hour
in benefits;

 13 Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour left after
paying their bills and his;

 14 The American taxpayers also pays for increased crime, graffiti and
trash clean-up.


Cheap labor? Yeah right! Wake up people! These are the questions we
should be addressing to the Presidential candidates for either party.

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CIEMR / Bares repeating...Obama was an imposter!
« on: March 09, 2018, 09:04:31 PM »
 This came from a union guy
in Chicago who didn't vote for Obama.   Very
interesting
perspective!                                     It will be interesting to
see what they put in his "Library" about his early
years now that he is out of office.
 In a country where we take
notice of many, many facets of our public figures'
lives, doesn't it seem odd that there's so little we
know about Barack Obama?

 For example, we know that
Andrew Jackson's wife smoked a corn cob pipe and was
accused of adultery; Abe Lincoln never went to school; Jack
Kennedy wore a back brace; Harry Truman played the
piano.

 As Americans, we enjoy
knowing details about our news makers, but none of us know
one single humanizing fact about the history of our own
ex-president.

 We are all aware of the lack
of incontestable birth records for Obama; that document
managing has been spectacularly
successful.

 There are however, several
additional oddities in Obama's history that appear to be
as well managed as the birthing
issue.
 One other interesting
thing...   There are no birth certificates of his
daughters that can be found?
 It's interesting that no
one who ever dated him has shown up.  The charisma that
caused women to be drawn to him so strongly during his
campaign, certainly would in the normal course of events,
lead some lady to come forward, if only to garner some
attention for herself.  We all know about JFK's
magnetism, that McCain was no monk and quite a few details
about Palin's courtship and even her athletic prowess,
Joe Biden's aneurysms are no secret; look at Cheney and
Clinton, we all know about their heart  problems.
Certainly Wild Bill Clinton's exploits before and during
his White House years, were well known.  That's why
it's so odd that not one lady has stepped up and said,
"He was soooo shy.." or "What a great
dancer..."
 It's virtually
impossible to know anything about this fellow. Who was best
man at his wedding? Start there. Then check
groomsmen.
 Then get the footage of the
graduation ceremony. Has anyone talked to the
professors?  It is odd that no one is bragging that
they knew him or taught him or lived with
him.
 When did he meet Michele,
and how? Are there photos there? Every president gives to
the public all their photos, etc. for their library,
etc.  What has he released? And who voted for him to be
the most popular man in 2010?  Doesn't this make
you wonder?

 Ever wonder why no one ever
came forward from Obama's past saying they knew him,
attended school with him, was his friend, etc??  Not
one person has ever come forward from his
past.
 It certainly is very, very
strange...
 This should be a cause for
great concern. To those who voted for him, you may have
elected an unqualified, inexperienced shadow man. Have you
seen a movie named "The Manchurian
Candidate"As insignificant as each of
us might be, someone with whom we went to school will
remember our name or face; someone will remember we were the
clown or the dork or the brain or the quiet one or the bully
or something about  us.
 George Stephanopoulos of ABC
News said the same thing during the 2008 campaign.



 He questions why no one has
acknowledged he was in their classroom or ate in the same
cafeteria or made impromptu speeches on campus.
Stephanopoulos also was a classmate of Obama at Columbia --
the class of 1984.  He says he never had a single class
with him.



 He is such a great orator;
why doesn't anyone in Obama's college class remember
him? Why won't he allow Columbia to release his
records?    Nobody remembers Obama at
Columbia University.

 Looking for evidence of
Obama's past, Fox News contacted 400 Columbia University
students from the period when Obama claims to have been
there... but none remembered him



 Wayne Allyn Root was, like
Obama, a political science major at Columbia who also
graduated in 1983. In 2008, Root says of Obama, "I
don't know a single person at Columbia that knew him,
and they all know me. I don't have a classmate who ever
knew Barack Obama at Columbia, ever."



 Nobody recalls him. Root
adds that he was also, like Obama, Class of '83
Political Science, and says, "You don't get more
exact or closer than that. Never met him in my life,
don't know anyone who ever met him.    At
class reunion, our 20th reunion five years ago, who was
asked to be the speaker of the class?   Me.
No one ever heard of Barack!
 And five years ago, nobody
even knew who he was. The guy who writes the class notes,
who's kind of the, as we say in New York, 'the
macha' who knows everybody, has yet to find a person, a
human who ever met him."

 Obama's photograph does
not appear in the school's yearbooks and Obama
consistently declines requests to talk about his years at
Columbia, provide school records, or provide the name of any
former classmates or friends while at
Columbia.
 Some other interesting
questions:
 1.Why was Obama's law
license inactivated in 2002?   It is said there is
no record of him ever taking the Bar
exam.
 2...Why was Michelle's
law license inactivated by court order? We understand that
it was forced to avoid fraud
charges.
 It is circulating that
according to the U.S. Census, there is only one Barack Obama
but 27 Social Security numbers and over 80 alias' are
connected to him.
 The Social Security number
he uses now originated in Connecticut where he is reported
to have never lived. And was originally registered to
another man (Thomas Louis Wood) from Connecticut, who died
in Hawaii while on vacation there.
 As we all know Social
Security Numbers are only issued 'once, they are not
reused.  No wonder all his records are
sealed...
 Please continue sending this
out.  Somewhere, someone has to know SOMETHING, before
he reorganized Chicago?... SOMETHING!!!   He just
seemed to burst upon the scene at the 2004 Democratic
Convention.  ANYONE??? ANYWHERE???
ANYTHING???
 I think soon much is going
to come to light about this highly unqualified person who
was President of the United States for 8 years.  Soon,
we will know how badly we were all doped and duped by this
impostor who has basically, with much help from his minions,
brought the greatest nation in history to its knees in
ruins.
 That will be his legacy.

He totally destroyed the
Integrity, morals and Christian heritage of our once great
country.

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / History of condoms...
« on: March 09, 2018, 08:58:18 PM »
This pearl of history may have escaped you. I've always been

a student of history but I didn't know this:

 

In 1272, the Arab Muslims invented the condom, using a goat's lower intestine.

 

In 1873, the British refined the idea by taking the intestine out of the goat first.

 

Don't thank me;  I do this as a public service for the advancement of education.

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Faith Discussion / Mini Sermon 4: Prayer Language/Courage
« on: March 08, 2018, 09:54:39 AM »
During my morning time with God today, I was reading in Romans. Although much (Most) of my reading this past year seems to be in the old testament...Think of it as the strong foundation upon which the New testament is built. It is a pretty good insight into who God actually is, and I love it there.
But yesterday, during a discussion with my pastor, he led me to another place, Romans. Now in my bible, I make notes, lots of notes. In fact Romans, chapter 8 is just a huge scribble from many different trips over the text. This reading I seemed to pull out something different, or I notice something that I hadn't before.
Although I went to the book specifically to Romans to look over 8:31 to the end, where Paul points out that we are more than conquerors, as is often the case, I will then read the paragraph or two preceding the message, and that's where I noticed this:
Romans 8:26-27 26In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans . 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the will of God.
To understand the point I am about to make, one needs to understand how the God head, the trinity works. God is God, and really all three of the Trinity. He gave his son to interceding us. Through the sacrifice of Jesus, he could now see mankind. Man is covered with sin. God cannot be anywhere near sin, so it?s like he can't see us, but he created us and he wants us to choose him and be with him forever. (Yippee!!!) So when we surrender to the Lordship of Jesus, then it?s as if the transparent human (Us) is suddenly filled with a red dye which is the blood of the Christ, and that is what God sees, the Jesus in us. So Jesus sits on high and intercedes for my inequities and speaks of my works and deeds and love for him and God. He makes petition for me when I pray for you or me or my family.
And then there is the spirit. (This guy is really cool!) The spirit talks to us in a rubber wall sort of way. The spirit can only act on or speak the word of God, so when we click over to the hot rod page on the computer, and right away a pic of some woman in a thong appears there sitting on the hood a new ZL1 Camaro, it?s the spirit that says "Get outta here, now!" It's the spirit that also says stop the car, go back and change that woman's flat tire...yea I know you're on your way to work and clean, but, change her tire.? That's the spirit.
He looks at the scene around you and he looks at your situation and he steers you along the path of God's will. That is of course if you?re listening. Christians doing the work of God are the ones listening to that small voice. Most do not I think because so much work is missing, and evil got so prevalent and accepted in our world. Evil exists because good didn?t act! 
You see if you want strong biceps you don't just read health magazines and buy nutrients. You must you begin to exercise. Pick up a dumbbell (democrat)(...sorry, had to take the shot there, apologies Lord) and Curl that sucker every day increasing the weight and you'll build a larger more capable bicep. Want to hear the voice more clearly, then pick up the book with the scribbles in it and flip through some pages every day.
Read and reflect for a moment on this:
Romans 8:26-27 26In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the will of God
OK, copy all that, we good so far, does the warrant officer have you in the grip of understandin'? Well this is the part that caught my attention, verse 26: 26In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans . Could the practical exercise of that verse be in part, speaking in tongue? I think, at least it is that way with me. Now many a person I have seen and spoken with does not think they have been given the gift of the prayer language. To them I say, dive in a little deeper my friend, it?s there. He will withhold nothing good from the kingdom from us who wish to use those gifts for kingdom building.
But more importantly, it is our time that we surrender our brain case group and voice actuator to the spirit. You allow him to speak in some language, one that we do not understand, but oftentimes someone nearby who hears it can actually understand it and interpret it! I aint makin' this up folks, its real. The spiritual world is a mystery to us, and mainly because a secular world has told you, "That's nonsense, its Holy Roller stuff and it?s embarrassing." May I take a moment to remind you that you aren't on this world or in this body but for the blink of an eye! Now if you had a problem with what I just said, and you want to continue kidding yourself and have a good day, today, then stop reading, because these verses following are goanna shake you up. Not my words, his:
 Matthew 10:32-39 32"Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven. 34"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn "'a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law- 36a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.' 37"Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.
Warning: Be careful how much you give in to secular life to fit in, my Marty milk toast lad, with your jelly filled, Kool aid pumpin' heart. Soldier up, or I?d be lookin? for a swift sword headed your way and you can?t duck that fast!

I gave ya an extra space here... to allow that to resonate. That one sort of sits you a bit more upright doesn't it? In my weekly church service a guy named Mike Denneghan would say "I smell flesh burning." Sad part is that it has oftentimes been mine!
So back to Romans. We are talking about cutting free the part of God that rides inside our skin. The part that once installed, cannot be removed. Personally the more I love God, and Jesus, the more I love the spirit, and really, for me, it?s a lot. Right now for example, I love him more than my desire (Strong desire) to get a second cup of Joe, and that force is strong in this one! I used to tell myself I couldn't speak in tongue. Heck, Mikey, the vocal guy I mentioned earlier, spoke it often in my early Christian walk and I began to notice. I noticed that he seemed transformative. He was Mike one moment then he rose to become a towering voice, unashamed of who noticed or what they thought of him. I liked that, he had a pair. (Can I say that here?? Well I'm just a dirt floor helicopter pilot soldier so I don't always say things the right way, but at least, I do try to speak the truth)
I wanted the prayer language so much and one day it finally happened. It was just before service, I was strolling past the women's ministry on my way to the sanctuary. My wife called me inside to meet Miss Carol who led that group. She said that she was aware that I wanted to speak in the prayer language, to which I replied that I did. She said that she felt it in my spirit, and that if she touched me it would burst out, and asked if I was ready and could I handle it. I thrust my hands forward and that smiling lady grabbed my hands and brother the faucet open right up. Man I was just going. Ah-sha-a kan-me-ls-ah-t pe-ka shelah... and on and on I went. She stopped me. She looked surprised. She explained that a lot of people can say only one word. Although the language is known to none, but can be interpreted by some, most folks are given a single word or two, "She-Lah" or something like that. But not me, nope, she commanded me to continue, and I did.
So for some minutes I just went on and on, then she stopped me again. She told my wife that I had been given an entire language?all at once. And I confess, I can speak in that language for as long as I want, sometimes for an hour or more!
Can I tell you another story?? Think I?m crazy, off my rocker? Well get in line, it?s a long one but first reconsider the last reading I posted from Matthew. Dive in or watch your Christian life just go floating by like an empty canoe that you should be occupying. So as you may or may not know, demons come to church! Yep, they come in hosts to try to upset the delivery of the word of God. They seek to denigrate, to destroy, and sow seeds of doubt. Well I happen to be a security guy in my church and there was this gentleman who from day one, I felt and knew was demon possessed. But he was at war with his spirit because he was seeking Jesus in a mighty way, so at this point, he was just a hot spoiled mess. The demon never had any power there because in accordance with the authority God through Jesus and his chain of authority to our pastor then to me has given us the power to rebuke evil. Whenever we saw him, we would take authority over his voice and really all of him through prayer, and unknown to him he was a captive spirit until he left the premises. Evil spirits cannot stand against the blood of Christ which is in us Christians.
So after the sermon when the meeting was dismissing I confronted the man to try and help. He did exactly what I have seen demons do before, so I knew I was engaged with one, and as he started to claim his power and all that, I just started speaking in the prayer language, in tongues as it is often referred to. Heck I didn?t really mean to, it just came out. This giant of a man suddenly recoiled like I had just hit him with my best right hook! (Just ask those Marines in Yuma how effective my right hook is, they witnessed it while out one night with me and my boyz, when I carried them into a biker bar for some fun n? games, Armee special ops style!) This guy recoiled and cried out, ?You speak Aramaic!? Heck I don?t know Aramaic from Hindu, Chinese, or Eskimo. But that spirit of God in me sure did, and this Demon recognized it immediately. The evil spirits walking amongst us do not fear the body, but hang your belt of truth on and wield that sword of the word of God you can carry, and brother, you are a thirty foot tall mike Tyson in their eyes.
So in closing, what is all this about? It?s about jumping in to the river. We need you. The evil in this country and in the world is ours to destroy and control, we need be but willing to act. Cast off your fears and the ropes tying your ship to the pier of humanity! Stop being a coward for our God and wade into who you were meant to be. You chose him, at least I hope/pray that you did. So think about it like this. You joined a team, a family, his church which has many arms. If you?re a warrior like me, fall in, Right-face, Forward-March! If you?re any other part, the gearbox, the mess hall, the command and control, or the aerilons, do your part. And when you bump into them, do your part. We are his hands, his feet and his voice. He gave you eternal life, give him your time work, love, and worship on earth.
Move out!

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DEMS TO LET SAME-SEX COUPLES BUY CHILDREN
GOP critic: 'The parallel between ... sex trafficking and the women on this bill is the woman being bought'

The facts of biology, refusing to bend to the political agenda of the five lawyers on the U.S. Supreme Court who created same-sex ?marriage,? still pose an obstacle for same-sex duos who have a wedding and say they are a family.

No natural children.

They?ve been forced to adopt or find a donor or volunteer surrogate to provide them with a child. But adoptions are fraught with challenges, such as dealing with a birth mother, and surrogates must have a high level of altruism to bear a child and give it away.

Now lawmakers in the state of Washington are attempting to fix that by creating surrogacy rules that would allow wealthy same-sex duos to buy babies.

Their report on bill ESSB 6037, called the Uniform Parentage Act, asserts changes are needed ?due to the lack of equal treatment for same sex couples.?

?Marital rights do not transfer into parental rights nationwide,? the bill?s summary of public testimony explains. ?Currently, when a lesbian couple has a child through assisted reproduction, the nongenetic mother must go through an expensive and time-consuming second-parent adoption to establish parentage that will be recognized in other states.?

While the bill report states, ?A person may not enter into a surrogate parentage contract for compensation, and any such contract is void as against public policy,? a few paragraphs lower it specifically allows that, ?A surrogacy agreement may provide for payment of consideration.?

Also ?reasonable expenses.?

Ken Vance, editor of Clark County Today, spoke with some of the GOP lawmakers who tried to defeat the plan approved by the Democratic-controlled legislature.

The bill still awaits the signature of Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.

Vance said state Reps. Liz Pike and Vicki Kraft recently ?have had some tough days? concerning the Uniform Parentage Act.

Kraft told him: ?It is literally the most disturbing bill I?ve seen come before the House Chamber since I?ve been in office. The bill essentially allows for the commercialization of a surrogate woman. In layman?s term, I call it ?rent a womb.'?

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Hide Site / Long term gun/ammo casche/storage
« on: March 07, 2018, 05:06:32 PM »
Some people think our country is lost and we are about to succumb to gun confiscation. I personally do not think that is possible. THe resulting revolution/war would simply lay the country to waste, and some smart people on the opposition are sadly accepting that prospect as viable.

But for the folks still holding the belief it could happen, they hypothesize that we now need to cache weapons and ammo for not this generation, but the following generation to have something to fight an oppressive government once the light bulb comes back on like it did with the solidarity movement in Poland that led to the collapse of the soviet.

Nevertheless, these are some cool products and ideas...Have fun:


https://www.tankbarn.com/pages/welcome-storeguns-customers/home

https://www.bluguardvci.com/

http://www.mouseguns.com/storage.htm

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / I did some You-Tubin'
« on: March 07, 2018, 12:31:10 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqZcRLrc-Dw

I got several emails on this one...Folks thought we were practicing to invade our own country!...Really?

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Ahhh...

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Hold my beer, watch this!
« on: March 06, 2018, 01:24:35 PM »
No too bright!

But ya gotta appreciate the engineering and effort!

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Well, Duh!

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CIEMR / Causes of death...
« on: March 03, 2018, 07:08:51 AM »
Yep, guns are really gonna make a dent!

and

More proof that the Feminists have it right!


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The Ladies Corner / Home defense: A whole new level!
« on: March 01, 2018, 01:57:21 PM »
I've been in a bunch of wars

somewhere near 6 years of combat service

And this scares me to my core!

Viewer digression, please...

https://www.facebook.com/alexzedra1/videos/2064951417115987/

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Faith Discussion / Mini-Sermon 3: Billy Graham
« on: February 28, 2018, 12:19:13 PM »
Billy Graham
I had the honor just now of watching Billy Gram?s body move into the rotunda of the Nation?s Capital building. Several things struck me as I watched in sadness and also with a feeling of watching something of greatness.

I heard President Trump tell everyone of a great gathering of men and women of Christ in Charlotte, N.C. They prayed that from Charlotte would go forth a man of God who would deliver the hope of Jesus Christ all over the world. That through their prayer, they could reach the entire world. I would say their prayer has been answered. Billy Graham was only 15 when those people of faith raised a single request which must have been a wonderful scent in God?s throne room, for he heard them and he granted them their prayer. One year later Billy Graham accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior.

President trump, speaker Ryan, senate leader _____ spoke of a plain man who never ever pointed to himself, but spent a life acknowledging him who was working through this modest man. Back when Billy Graham was a kid, he would get in a boat, it is said, and paddle out into a marsh and practice preaching to the swamp critters. He was infected with one simple message that he preached and taught to hundreds of millions for 75 years. His message: God Loves You!

God loves you. Those three words are on the aluminum cross which I keep in my wallet. That cross fell into my boot one day in Baghdad. The same day I flew over a truck the moment it exploded. I think that cross protected me and saved my life. Yep, God loves us, He loved me, and he loves you.

I watched as men of all our armed services carefully lifted, then carried his coffin up the long stairs of the capital building. I watched as those warriors perfectly carried the coffin into the Rotunda, where 2300 assembled dignitaries and guests waited their turn to pay respects to this humble man.

The soldiers protected the man?s remains, and with strength, precision, honor, bore the weight of Mr. Graham and placed it on the stand which will host him for the next two days. I was reminded of how soldiers fit into all of this, how their way intersected once again with the business of a man of God. Paul, almost beaten to death in the inner court of Solomon?s temple was saved, and later escorted to Rome by soldiers. Because of that, Paul witnessed to Creaser and propagated the word which within a couple hundred years spread the world over. And right before me, these soldiers were once again protecting the embodiment of the word of God in the person of this great man.

Billy Graham makes the forth civilian who has ever been honored by having his body placed in the rotunda. I am encouraged by that. Mr. Graham is a man of God, plain enough. That we would lay down the hallowed halls of our country to honor a man of God, a man dubbed, ?America?s Preacher.? Had he died during Obamas administration, I doubt OB would have interrupted a round of golf or his wife another vacation to acknowledge the man?s passing. But not now, for something has changed. A man of God is honored, in a great way. Our leaders prayed, our President prayed. Scripture was quoted during the ceremony! Again we take and make our stand as a nation of God and for God. Those are our roots, and in that ceremony, we got back to them.

Mr. Graham is resting in heaven of course, but his earthly body is inside a simple pine box. There is nothing elaborate about that coffin. It?s just a well finished pine box. And get this, Inmates from the Louisiana penal system, actual interned men, built that thing. Prisoners who, I would wager are freer than a lot of you! Unencumbered by the trappings of life, they have only time and with that time they study the word, and honor God, and from men who have nothing, they built the Reverend Billy Graham?s actual coffin!

Wow!

This is greatness we are witnessing. This is the passing of a great man. The son of a farmer, who himself was a farmer who as the result of prayers of God fearing men and women was given a unique task. To spread the good word, that through Jesus you are not dead, but are born again into an eternity of life in heaven. And to tell all peoples of the love of God and to take that message all the days of his life, all over the entire earth. Greatness, truly greatness

God loves you!

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CIEMR / Oh-No! This had better turn out to be false!
« on: February 25, 2018, 03:53:10 PM »
https://www.teaparty.org/bombshell-report-broward-schools-police-colluded-shield-criminal-students-293174/

Bombshell Report: Broward Schools And Police Colluded To Shield Criminal Students
Clues about how Nikolas Cruz slipped through cracks are emerging

(Infowars) ? Bombshell claims alleging collusion between Broward County law enforcement and the Broward school district to protect criminal students from arrests and disciplinary action have been leveled by a journalist familiar with the protocols in practice.



According to information currently available, Parkland mass shooter Nikolas Cruz was visited by local law enforcement 39 times over the course of seven years and was also reported to the FBI at least twice, leaving many to wonder how he slipped through the cracks, evaded arrest, continued attending school, and legally purchased firearms that he would later use to kill 17 of his former classmates and teachers.

Some clues may have emerged from a report chronicled by the editors of the Conservative Treehouse (CTH), an independent blog, who have provided corroborating documentation that paint a very convincing picture for the circumstances that may have enabled Cruz to slip through the cracks.

Broward County Sheriff?s Office Did Not ?Miss Warning Signs? or Make ?Mistakes?? http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/23/broward-county-sheriffs-office-did-not-miss-warning-signs-or-make-mistakes/ ?

?I spent about 18 months in 2012, 2013 and 2014 investigating Broward and Miami-Dade school policies and how those policies transfer to law enforcement practices,? CTH explains. ?What I stumbled upon was a Broward County law enforcement system in a state of conflict. The Broward County School Board and District Superintendent, entered into a political agreement with Broward County Law enforcement officials to stop arresting students for crimes.?

?The motive was simple. The school system administrators wanted to ?improve their statistics? and gain state and federal grant money for improvements therein.?

The 2013 ?Collaborative Agreement On School Discipline? between the School Board of Broward County and the Sheriff of Broward Country, as well as the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the NAACP and a variety of other state and local legal bodies, can be found HERE.

In short, the agreement established new standards and practices by which law enforcement would seek alternatives to arresting students who had committed crimes or ?minor disturbances,? with a specific focus on ?students of color, students with disabilities and LGBTQ students,? who were ?disproportionately impacted by school-based arrests for the same behavior as their peers.?

CTH asserts that the types of lawbreaking being swept under the rug quickly escalated from minor offenses to serious felonies.

?The need to continue lowering the arrests year-over-year meant that increasingly more severe unlawful behavior had to be ignored. Over time even the most severe of unlawful conduct was being filtered by responding police,? CTH writes. ?We found out about it, when six cops blew the whistle on severe criminal conduct they were being instructed to hide.?

Media reports corroborate the external results of the new policies implemented in Broward, and school district superintendent Robert Runcie, who had been brought in from the Chicago public school system to mitigate the massive issues in Broward, was hailed as a hero as suspensions magically dropped by 40% percent and arrests by 66% in just two years.

The American Prospect reported at the time ?

?Broward announced broad changes designed to mitigate the use of harsh punishments for minor misbehavior at the beginning of this school year. While other districts have amended their discipline codes, prohibited arrests in some circumstances, and developed alternatives to suspension, Broward was able to do all these things at once with the cooperation of a group that included a member of the local NAACP, a school board member, a public defender, a local sheriff, a state prosecutor, and several others.?

In 2015, Runcie was invited to join an Obama White House school discipline summit to share his ?secrets to success? in lowering student arrests and suspensions.  In 2016, Runcie was awarded ?Florida Superintendent of the Year.?

The Miami Herald alluded to the types of oversights and ?missed? signs that enabled Nikolas Cruz to glide through the system in a report on Wednesday.

?And long before Cruz embarked on the worst school shooting in Florida history, Broward Sheriff?s Office deputies had multiple warnings that the 19-year-old was a violent threat and a potential school shooter, according to records released Thursday.?

?In November, a tipster called BSO to say Cruz ?could be a school shooter in the making,? but deputies did not write up a report on that warning. It came just weeks after a relative called urging BSO to seize his weapons. Two years ago, according to a newly released timeline of interactions with Cruz?s family, a deputy investigated a report that Cruz ?planned to shoot up the school? ? intelligence that was forwarded to the school?s resource officer, with no apparent result.?

On Wednesday, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel revealed that an armed Parkland school officer, Scot Peterson, arrived on the scene at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as Cruz was in the process of killing 17 innocent victims, but never went inside the building to render aid.

 

 

infowars.com/bombshell-report-broward-county-schools-and-police-colluded-to-shield-criminal-students/

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D.O.T. / Quote of the day
« on: February 24, 2018, 11:06:26 AM »
"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
- Samuel Adams, Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788

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D.O.T. / ...Screening
« on: February 21, 2018, 11:29:16 AM »
A man and his dog were walking along a road.

The man was enjoying the scenery,
When it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.
He remembered dying and that the dog walking
Beside him had been dead for years.
He wondered where the road was leading them.
 
After a while, they came to a high, white stone
Wall along one side of the road.
 
It looked like fine marble.
At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch
That glowed in the sunlight.
 
When he was standing before it, he saw a magnificent
Gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl and
The street that led to the gate looked like pure gold.
 
He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got
Closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.

 

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When he was close enough, he called out,
?Excuse me, where are we??
 
?This is Heaven, sir,? the man answered.
 
?Wow! Would you happen to have some water??
The man asked.
 
?Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have
Some ice water brought right up.?
The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
?Can my friend,? gesturing toward his dog,
?come in, too?? the traveler asked.
 
?I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets.?
 
The man thought a moment and then turned
Back toward the road and continued the way
He had been going with his dog.
 
After another long walk, and at the top of another
Long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a
Farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed.
 
There was no fence.
 
As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside,
Leaning against a tree and reading a book.

 

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?Excuse me!? he called to the man.
?Do you have any water??
 
?Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there,
Come on in.?
 
?How about my friend here?? the traveler
Gestured to the dog.
 
?There should be a bowl by the pump,? said the man.
 
They went through the gate, and sure enough, there
Was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.
 
The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long
Drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.
 
When they were full, he and the dog walked back
Toward the man who was standing by the tree.
 
?What do you call this place?? the traveler asked.
 
?This is Heaven,? he answered.
 
?Well, that's confusing,? the traveler said.
 
?The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.'?
?Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly
Gates? Nope. That's Hell.?
 
?Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that??
 
?No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would
Leave their best friends behind.?

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CIEMR / some history
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:48:40 AM »
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