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DHA Pruchases 750 Million Rounds of High-Power Ammo

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


it has been reported that the Department of Homeland Security had purchased over half a ton of explosive nitrates that they wished to be delivered by the end of the month. They claimed its use was to train bomb sniffing canines. What’s even more interesting is that DHS has also put in an additional order of 750 million rounds of high-power ammunition.

RT reports,

The DHS has updated a solicitation originally posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website earlier this year, now answering questions from prospective contractors about an inquiry the agency published back in April. All responses to the DHS’ request for hundreds of millions of rounds of high-power ammunition must still be sent in by August 20, but now the federal agency designated to thwart terrorism on the home front has answered some questions about what exactly they are looking for in terms of being able to blow stuff up.

In April, the DHS first published a solicitation “for commercial leaded training ammunition (CLTA) of various calibers for law enforcement officer firearms training courses” to be used at facilities in the states of Georgia, New Mexico, Maryland and South Carolina, as well as other unnamed DHS offices across the country. At the time the DHS demanded hundreds of thousands of test rounds for an array of ammunition types, including 209,000 rounds of #00 buckshot 8-pellet bullets for 12 gauge guns and more than 2 million shots for a .357 Sig Caliber. With their solicitation set to expire in less than a week, though, the DHS has taken it upon themselves to answer questions from contractors interested in their very pricey proposal.

In the latest amendment, published online over the weekend, the DHS answers such pressing questions as, say, “Would a 223 Rem 64Grain soft point round be acceptable?” in response to their initial request for 1.1 million rounds of .223 Rem Caliber 62.64 Grain JHP. (And, if you’re wondering, the official DHS-authored answer is, “Yes, that would be acceptable.”)

Understand that this is in addition to the 450 million .40 hollow points ordered earlier in the year. This means that DHS has order in excess of a billion rounds of ammunition! And this administration was concerned over the Aurora shooter who had only 6.000?

I have no idea what they need all this ammo for. It is not being used in Afghanistan or Iraq. It is being ordered for domestic use. We can speculate all day long about the use. PressTV writes about a study by Peter Tuchin titled “cliodynamics” in which scientists attempt to find meaningful patterns in history. It is possible that this may give us a clue. The article reads:

In the new study, Turchin, who reported his results in the July issue of the Journal of Peace Research, compiled historical data about violent incidents in U.S. history between 1780 and 2010, including riots, terrorism, assassinations and rampages.

The data indicates that a cycle of violence repeats itself every 50 years in America, like a wave that peaks in every other generation.

If Turchin’s model is right, then the current polarization and inequality in American society will come to a head in 2020. “After the last eight years or so, notice how the discourse in our political class has become fragmented. It’s really unprecedented for the last 100 years. So basically by all measures, there are social pressures for instability that are much worse than 50 years ago.” LiveScience

What I’m really wondering is with 24 hour cable news outlets, why is this not being questioned, instead of silly nonsensical news about Miley Cyrus’ stupid haircut.



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There is only ONE reason I can come up with for the DHS to have all that ammo. And that is so they can use it against US!!!

Be afraid, America. Be very afraid.

  
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NOTFATCAT 8/16/2012 5:28PM

    Thanks for sharing this as I had not heard about it.


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MNABOY 8/14/2012 9:57PM

    Maybe DHS is trying to drive the price of ammo up and reduce the supply at the same time? Bad folks will find a weapon to fit their plans.

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Let's Get CIVILIZED Again!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I have had some very interesting comments from my last blog "Getting Ready to Sew". Most of you had a good laugh at it, but NOTFATCAT really hit the ball out of the park!

She said "I truely wish our society today would dress nicely and put on a good face. We have become such an uncivil society where anything goes."

That was like a blast of cold reality to me.

It got me thinking (I sometimes actually DO that!), and you know? She's RIGHT!

Like most of us, there are days that I get out of bed, dress in old crummy clothes, don't brush my hair or teeth, don't wash my face...........you get the idea.

Strangely, those are days I don't get much done other than feel lazy and disconnected.

Then there are the mornings where I make my bed, head for the shower, get all clean and shampooed and put on clean clothes that actually match or look good together.

Those are the days I get a whole lot accomplished, and I am actually present in my own life.

It doesn't matter if I am going to town or if I am going out to do gardening. Even my gardening and work clothes can be clean at the start!! I truly do NOT have to garden or houseclean in yesterday's sweat!

But going deeper, I understand what Cat means.

I'm old enough to remember when women didn't wear jeans unless they were riding a horse or working in the hay fields alongside the menfolk.

I am also remembering that women wore dresses...............yes, they had "everyday" dresses and "dress-up church dresses". AND they had their hair in order. Usually they wore lipstick, but only if they were "going out" to the grocery store or someplace else.

I remember all of those ladies being so PRETTY!

I also remember home made meals being served on time, every day. And I remember praying as a family as we all sat down together to partake of those meals.

Don't get me wrong. I am not about to throw away my jeans and sweatshirts, but Cat, you got me going with your wise comments.

Yes, our nation and its people were, at one time, CIVILIZED.

We used to be polite, and it was rare when you ever heard any cussing.

We used to help our neighbors, and make meals for those who were shut in.

Our churches were actually filled, and kids went to Sunday School.

We kids knew we didn't have a choice about going to school. We WENT, and boy oh boy, we better BEHAVE to the teachers, too!! There wasn't any question about doing homework, and we all knew the Pledge of Allegiance, because we said it every day in the classrooms.

We actually admired folks who worked hard and "got ahead". There was no resentment or jealousy of those who had more money, and no disdain for those who had none.

We didn't expect Society to support us; we knew that we had to EARN our own living.

We accepted life on life's terms, and knew that there would always be "them that have, and them that don't". All societies in the entire world have those living conditions.

We used to have "company" for dinner, and the house was clean, hands and faces were washed, manners were polite and curteous. No one was embarrassed to pray at the table, no matter who was sitting there, or what (if any) religion they were.

We RESPECTED the differences in people's political views, and we just got along, knowing it was "The American Way".

"Handouts" meant helping one another. It didn't mean "I don't want to get a job because the Gubmint will take care of me, including giving me a cell phone, all for free".

There was actually a work ethic, unlike now.

Not everyone thought they should go to college either. People were truck drivers, plumbers, carpenters, farmers, clerks, mail carriers, ministers, rabbies, teachers, business owners, secretaries, telephone operators, shop workers, mechanics..............the list goes on and on.

And you know what?? WE ALL GOT ALONG AND WORSHIPPED IN THE SAME CHURCHES.

Jealousy over someone else's good fortune was a sin. We all KNEW what the Seven Deadly Sins were, and tried very conciously to not commit them.

Have you ever noticed that when you are clean and cleanly dressed that you feel and think better? That you are actually kinder and more polite to others? That you just plain feel good about yourself??

Abe Lincoln said "A house divided by itself cannot stand". Our nation is being divided by itself, and will not stand until we get over it, put our big girl panties on and deal with life on life's terms.

So WHAT some of us are Democrats and some of us are Republicans??? Does that mean we should treat each other hatefully? Does that mean we should tell bold faced lies about one another?

It is time for all of us to clean up our acts. Start it with a shower and clean clothes.

JUST FOR TODAY, be KIND and COURTEOUS.

And when you go to bed tonight, ask yourself this question:
WAS THIS A BETTER WAY TO LIVE EACH DAY OF MY LIFE???

  
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TINAJANE76 8/15/2012 7:17AM

    Civility is always the way to go in my book. Kindness, respect and courtesy should be given to all people regardless of their beliefs or political points of view. The world would definitely be a much better, and nicer, place if we all put that into practice.

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/15/2012 12:33AM

    Good point sometimes new ways are not best!

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MNABOY 8/14/2012 9:43PM

    You are right on point!

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4DOGNIGHT 8/14/2012 1:41PM

    It is truly rare when I don't shower, get dressed and put on makeup. I rarely venture out without foundation and mascara, not heavy, just enough to make me feel dressed. ANd lipstick is key as well. I agree, our society does not pay too much attention to dress. You can wear anything anywhere it seems. Unless you are going to the theater I suppose. In our church, we have some folks who even wear shorts to church. Not many seem to mind. Thanks for the reminder to put our best foot forward.

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SUCCESS-AMT 8/14/2012 1:31PM

  I liked what you said. People and kids today say and do things we wouldn't having doing 20 years ago. With all the electric gadgets and the internet I believe we have gone backwards in many ways. It use to be that children knew they had to show respect to their elders. Now most kids are to mouthy for their own good and especially when it cvomes to school. They don't think they have to learn or study. I guess we have to realize that a lot of the parents today didn't grown up like we did. Thanks for making us stop and think. emoticon

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Getting Ready to Sew

Saturday, August 11, 2012




Here's your laugh for the day. This is from a 1949 sewing manual.

  
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GETFIT2LIVE 8/14/2012 1:21PM

    My, how the times have changed! Love reading things like this--I have old cookbooks that have similar kinds of advice in them. Um, no, I think not!

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NOTFATCAT 8/13/2012 5:16PM

    OMG that is so great.
I truely wish our society today would dress nicely and put on a good face. We have become such an uncivil society where anything goes.

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TINAJANE76 8/13/2012 5:26AM

    I love these old bits of advice from the 1940s and 1950s! I can only imagine what my husband would think if he came home and saw me sewing dressed to the nines and with full makeup on, lol!

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SANDYW1945 8/12/2012 5:49PM

    A - What's a dress. emoticon


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JAMARIGOLD 8/12/2012 9:30AM

    Oh, dear! I think a visitor or my husband would fall over in shock if they came in and I was doing anything in dress and full makeup! I do, however, like the first part where it's suggested to have the sewing attitude. That attitude idea works for just about everything. "Good results are difficult when indifference predominates."

Have a great Sunday!

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DIANEDOESSMILES 8/12/2012 1:29AM

    OH THIS IS PRICELESS !! HAHAHAHAHA !! I SURE do wish my Mom were still alive,,, she'd SURELY ENJOY hearing this ! HAHAHAHAHA OH YEAH ! HAHAHAHA I LOVED Just READING IT !! Bought back some memories of seeing Grammie back in the 60s myself ! HAHAHAHA SO FUNNY !!!

I DO Remember wearing the HORRIBLE Slips and ironing EVERYTHING,,,,,and wearing dresses to school ALL the time,,,,,, in the 7th grade,,,,it was a part of us OUR doing in which we got the school to NOT doing this any more,,,,,for it was MY class which wore jeans all on the same day,,, what could they do? KICK US ALL OUT? NOT !! LOL I LOVED IT !!! I had to borrow my youngest Brothers Jeans.

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/12/2012 12:53AM

    I love to sew but really I am no poster child when I sew but I was not even born till ten years after that was written so can I get a pass?

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TOWHEE 8/11/2012 10:40PM

    That was published when I was 2 years old and my sister was just born. I certainly don't remember those days, but I do remember the mid-50's and women still dressed every day, down to stockings and girdles. Little girls wore dresses and crinoline slips (highly starched) when they went out in public. I certainly prefer today's more casual style of dress, although I think some of the younger generation have taken it a bit too far.


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4DOGNIGHT 8/11/2012 4:37PM

    ?? Lipstick and powder? Sometimes I'm in my housecoat with no bath yet. I'm on a hyatus for a few days. Dog chewed cords, sewing machine in shop. Carol

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0309COOKIE 8/11/2012 3:19PM

    Oh, that is priceless!

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KIN59VARA 8/11/2012 3:04PM

    I love it!!!

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A WOMAN'S WEEK AT THE GYM

Thursday, August 09, 2012





Maybe even a laugh!



If you read this without laughing out loud, there is something wrong with you. This is dedicated to everyone who ever attempted to get into a regular workout routine.

Dear Diary,

For my birthday this year, my husband purchased a week of personal training at the local health club for me.

Although I am still in great shape since being a high school football cheerleader 43 years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try.

I called the club and made my reservations with a personal trainer named Christo, who identified himself as a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and swim wear.

Friends seemed pleased with my enthusiasm to get started! The club encouraged me to keep a diary to chart my progress.

MONDAY:
Started my day at 6:00 a.m. Tough to get out of bed, but found it was well worth it when I arrived at the health club to find Christo waiting for me. He is something of a Greek god-- with blond hair, dancing eyes, and a dazzling white smile. Woo Hoo!!

Christo gave me a tour and showed me the machines... I enjoyed watching the skillful way in which he conducted his aerobics class after my workout today. Very inspiring!

Christo was encouraging as I did my sit-ups, although my gut was already aching from holding it in the whole time he was around. This is going to be a FANTASTIC week!!

TUESDAY:
I drank a whole pot of coffee, but I finally made it out the door.

Christo made me lie on my back and push a heavy iron bar into the air then he put weights on it! My legs were a little wobbly on the treadmill, but I made the full mile. His rewarding smile made it all worthwhile.
I feel GREAT! It's a whole new life for me.

WEDNESDAY:
The only way I can brush my teeth is by laying the toothbrush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it.
I believe I have a hernia in both pectorals.
Driving was OK as long as I didn't try to steer or stop. I parked on top of a GEO in the club parking lot.

Christo was impatient with me, insisting that my screams bothered other club members.. His voice is a little too perky for that early in the morning and when he scolds, he gets this nasally whine that is VERY annoying.

My chest hurt when I got on the treadmill, so Christo put me on the stair monster. Why would anyone invent a machine to simulate an activity rendered obsolete by elevators? Christo told me it would help me get in shape and enjoy life. He said some other crap too.

THURSDAY:
Butt hole was waiting for me with his vampire-like teeth exposed as his thin, cruel lips were pulled back in a full snarl.
I couldn't help being a half an hour late-- it took me that long to tie my shoes.

He took me to work out with dumbbells. When he was not looking, I ran and hid in the restroom. He sent some skinny witch to find me.

Then, as punishment, he put me on the rowing machine-- which I sank.

FRIDAY:
I hate that jackass Christo more than any human being has ever hated any other human being in the history of the world. Stupid, skinny, anemic, anorexic, little aerobic instructor. If there was a part of my body I could move without unbearable pain, I would beat him with it.

Christo wanted me to work on my triceps. I don't have any triceps! And if you don't want dents in the floor, don't hand me the darn barbells or anything that weighs more than a sandwich.

The treadmill flung me off and I landed on a health and nutrition teacher. Why couldn't it have been someone softer, like the drama coach or the choir director?

SATURDAY:
Satan left a message on my answering machine in his grating, shrilly voice wondering why I did not show up today. Just hearing his voice made me want to smash the machine with my planner; however, I lacked the strength to even use the TV remote and ended up catching eleven straight hours of the Weather Channel..

SUNDAY:
I'm having the Church van pick me up for services today so I can go and thank GOD that this week is over. I will also pray that next year my husband will choose a gift for me that is fun-- like a root canal or a hysterectomy.

I still say if God had wanted me to bend over, he would have sprinkled the floor with diamonds!!!

Send this to a friend who needs to laugh. We all need a good laugh
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NOTFATCAT 8/10/2012 7:14PM

    This is too funny.

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DIANEDOESSMILES 8/10/2012 12:38AM

    I think I was there b4,,, isn't he dead by now? I THOUGHT I had buried him beneath a BUNCH OF TWINKIES??????

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POLYANNA2 8/9/2012 11:07PM

    I'm happy to report there's nothing wrong with me - I laughed and laughed!
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MNABOY 8/9/2012 10:20PM

    I REALLY needed this blog. I may give DW a week of hell too!

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TOWHEE 8/9/2012 9:53PM

    I'm not sure if I laughed more at the blog or the comments following it. All I know is that I have teary eyes, a runny nose, and a high level of endorphins.

Thanks so much for the blog.

Margaret


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TINAJANE76 8/9/2012 5:41PM

    This is great--thanks for the laugh!

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SNEVIL1 8/9/2012 11:31AM

    HAHA I love the mental picture of the teeth brushing and driving without steering or stopping. Too funny!

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FITJANE6 8/9/2012 11:26AM

    Heehee! Love this!

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TIG123GER 8/9/2012 11:20AM

    Love it! Thanks for the morning laugh.

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PARAN0RMAL 8/9/2012 11:20AM

    "Then, as punishment, he put me on the rowing machine-- which I sank."

I don't know why but that line made me lose it ... I snorted! My office mates were like "ARE YOU OKAY?!" haha!

Thanks for sharing!

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Need your blood pressure raised this morning???

Wednesday, August 08, 2012




Subject: Country run by idiots...
You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...
Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
A seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher "cute" but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if.....
The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools.
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You know you live in Country run by idiots if....
Working class Americans pay for their own health care (and the health care of everyone else) while unmarried women are free to have child after child on the "State's" dime while never being held responsible for their own choices.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid and subsidized housing, and free cell phones.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
The government's plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks (to not work).
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the constitution is really protecting the rights of the people.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Parents believe the State is responsible for providing for their children.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
You can write a post like this just by reading the news headlines.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
You pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor defaults on his mortgage (while buying iphones, TV's and new cars) and the government forgives his debt and reduces his mortgage (with your tax dollars) Your government can add anything they want to your kid's water (fluoride, chlorine, etc.) but you are not allowed to give them raw milk.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you "safe".
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
You have to have your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
An 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Using the "N" word is considered "hate speech" but writing and singing songs about raping women and killing cops is considered "art".
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Unfortunately, this list could go on and on.

Our country is run by idiots.

We are in distress.

Where do we go from here?

OK, this is getting simply bizarre

Subject: He did what?!...
On Monday, June 25th 2012, the following occurred:

The Supreme Court unanimously - yes, UNANIMOUSLY - upheld the portion of Arizona's Immigration Law that directs law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of EVERYONE who is ARRESTED for a crime.

Not "ALLOWS" them to check, but "DIRECTS" them to check. That means it's mandatory.

Less than three hours later, the President of the United States issued an executive order BLOCKING THE ENTIRE STATE OF ARIZONA'S ACCESS to the the Federal Database that would allow such checks.

The only State or Local entity EVER to be blocked.

One hour after that (which means they had it all ready in advance), the Department of Justice went live with a toll-free number, a web site, and ads, ASKING FOR PEOPLE TO REPORT BEING "RACIALLY PROFILED" because of this ruling, so they - THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT - can file "Civil Rights" lawsuits against the Police Departments, Sheriffs, Cities, Counties and State of Arizona.

In other words, the American Citizens of the State of Arizona are going to be sued for vast sums of money, BY THEIR OWN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, for enforcing a law that The Supreme Court UNANIMOUSLY held as constitutional.

Is it just me, or is it starting to smell just a wee bit like treason in high places?

  
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MNABOY 8/9/2012 10:04PM

    Amen

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WINE4GIRL 8/9/2012 8:20AM

    Absolutely! Keep sharing the news... maybe a few more folks will wake up!
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4DOGNIGHT 8/9/2012 7:06AM

    Yes, here here.

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HICKOK-HALEY 8/9/2012 4:00AM

    Here here!

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LILLI56 8/8/2012 11:59PM

    I have a friend that is a public school teacher, and by law she is to report when she suspects abuse. She has done so numerous times and some of the outcomes are.

!. DHS said that since incest was what this family has always known they would not take the children out of the home.

2. When reported that the home was nasty, they called the home on Friday and told them they were coming by to inspect the home on Monday.

3, When reported to the police that drugs were being sold out of the home, they were never dispatched.

We are a country run by idiots!

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EVWINGS 8/8/2012 11:39PM

    My favorite is:a high school in Texas paid 60Million dollars for a football stadium while the govenor cut teacher's saleries!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/8/2012 11:00PM

    Very well said .

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CAT609 8/8/2012 9:31PM

    Love this blog! Great work putting it together, and so true! emoticon

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