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Firearms Refresher Course

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The minute you allow your government to confiscate your guns, you forfeit your last defense of protecting the rest of your freedoms ~Jim Bristow

Firearms Refresher Course

1. "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson
2. "Those who trade liberty for security have neither." ~ John Adams

3. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

4. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

5. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.

6. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.

7. You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.

8. Know guns, know peace, know safety, or you will have... No guns, No peace, No safety.

If you fail to see socialism parading down main street, you're simply not paying attention.

9. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

10. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

11. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

12. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.

13. The Second Amendment was put in place so that politicians couldn't ignore the others.

14. What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you NOT understand?

15. Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.

16. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.17. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.


"I love this country, it's the government I'm afraid of."

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RDGISME 1/14/2013 8:30PM

    Thank you for showing the reality! emoticon

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Waiting for the Winter Challenge

Monday, January 07, 2013

I am looking forward to the winter challenge, but am also glad to hear it is starting sometime soon. I am having surgery on Jan. 15, and won't be able to do much until around the first of Feb., so the wait is good for me. In the meantime, I will continue to endeavor to stay out of trouble and off the streets!!---------

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FUTUREHOPE49 1/10/2013 1:51PM

    I do hope all goes well with your surgery! Take care!
Yes I am looking forward to it too! emoticon
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Obama gives Government Pay RAISES.

Monday, December 31, 2012

President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden.

According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he'll now make $231,900 per year.

Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go from $174,000 to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House, will likewise get an increase.

Here's the list of new wages, as attached to President Obama's executive order:

"A new executive order has been issued providing for a new pay schedule beginning 'on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after March 27, 2013,'" reports FedSmith.com. "The pay raise will generally be about 1/2 of 1%."

Jeryl Bier points to an example of the pay increase for average government executives:
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"Not much of an increase, but an increase all the same," Bier notes.

And the timing isn't great either: Just as President Obama and Congress try to avert going over the "fiscal cliff," he doles out pay increases to federal workers.

UPDATE: According to a senior Republican congressional aide who has reviewed the executive order and consulted with the Congressional Budget Office, Obama's pay raise will cost $11 billion. "The CBO told us that the Presidentís pay raise for federal workers will cost $11 billion over ten years," says the aide.

The aide explains, "On the cost-estimate, CBO says the (discretionary) cost of the .5% pay-hike the President is calling for in the Exec Order Ė relative to a freeze Ė is about $500m in FY 2013 and $11 billion over the ten years from FY 13 - FY 22. The reason why the FY í13 savings is only $500 million is because the pay hike as proposed by the Presidentís Exec Order would not go into effect until April 1st, 2013 - when the current CR expires. So it only covers half the fiscal year. The annualized cost of the pay hike is about $1 billion/year

Somehow this just doesn't ring as a great thing to me.

With literally millions of Americans out of work and living in poverty, we have a President who authorizes PAY RAISES for those who got us in this mess, who refuse to balance a budget in four years, refuse to even vote in the Senate, continue to act like spoiled rotten children with obviously no care whatsoever as to the well being of our country.

Hey, all you Obama voters....................now that we are ALL getting our taxes raised, and he is demanding another $600 billion for spending (with no explanation what the money is going to be spent on, refuses to deliver a WRITTEN OUT cut in spending................are you happy yet????

And all you Republicans that didn't vote at all............how comfortable are YOU in your own skin now??????????/

Are you all frightened enough to DO something about it other than point fingers and blame??

"WE the PEOPLE" is sadly becoming "WE, the SILENT".

Be afraid, America. Be VERY afraid!!!

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SLFGOLF 1/1/2013 1:02AM

    This is ridiculous when we should be cutting our spending. I'm afraid it will only get worse.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 12/31/2012 8:15PM

    And in the meantime there are too many people unemployed with little to no work out there.

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SANDYCRANE 12/31/2012 2:11PM

    I agree. It is very scary about what will happen in 2013. I am not feeling good about this government and for my kids futures. Thanks for the information.


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Please tell me!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Well all the people that run
this country!!!!!!
We read all the jokes and forward the good ones but I just wonder who will pass this one on.
How about you sending it on ??

Someone please tell me what the HELL's wrong with
Both Republicans & Democrats

We're "broke" and can't help our own

In the past years we have provided direct cash aid to
Haiti - 1.4 B,
Iraq - 1.08 B,
Libya - 1.45 B,
Pakistan - 2 B,

Congo - 359 M,
Egypt - 397 M,
Ethiopia - 981 M,
Hamas - 351 M,
Jordan - 463 M,
Kenya - 816 M,
Kazakhstan - 304 M,
Mexico - 622 M,
Mozambique - 404 M
Nigeria - 456 M,
Russia - 380 M,
Senegal - 698 M,
South Africa - 566 M,
Sudan - 870 M,
Tanzania - 554 M,
Uganda - 451 M,
Zambia - 331 M,

with literally Billions
of Dollars and they still hate us!!!!

Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid
nor do they get any breaks while our government and
religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions
of $$$$$$'s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!

We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for
the adoption of foreign orphans.

AMERICA: a country where we have homeless without shelter,
children going to bed hungry,
elderly going without needed medication and mentally ill without treatment -etc.

They have a 'Benefit' for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations,
ships and planes liningup with food, water, tents, clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies.

Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries.

Sad isn't it?

99% of people won't
have the guts to forward this.

I'm one of the 1% -- I Just Did

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RDGISME 12/31/2012 10:51PM

    I am forwarding this immediately!! Thank you!

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BMCOLLEY 12/29/2012 2:57AM

    How phenomenal--I forwarded it.

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Obama admin keeps 35 union bosses on staff at $100k+ each

Friday, December 21, 2012

Taxpayers are forking out $4.8 million for 35 union officials at the Department of Transportation. But the beneficiary here isnít the taxpayer, itís President Obama, who is raking campaign cash from these unions.

According to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by Americans for Limited Government, 35 officials, representing mostly air traffic controllersí unions, are members of the $100,000 club among federal employees.

Unlike the average American, or even average DOT employee, these union officials draw an average $138,000 in salary and benefits from the federal government, not to give something of value to the taxpayers, but to work exclusively for their unions ó the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca), the AFL-CIO-affiliated Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (Pass) and two others.

Eight make more than $170,000. The lowest-paid gets $80,000. That means taxpayers are actually paying for union efforts to shake down taxpayers for ever higher salaries and benefits for government workers.

Average controller compensation for the 20,000 or so federal air traffic controllers totaled $166,000 in 2006 and has been forecast to rise towards $200,000 in the next five years, according to a study by the Heritage Foundation.

By contrast, the average American makes $50,000 and the average DOT employee makes $70,000.

I truly do not believe the unions have any business being in the White House. It is all political powering, and does not serve the people it supposedly represents.

There was a time when Presidents stayed out of union business, unless strikes crippled (or threatened to cripple) the entire country.

There was a time when Presidents were interested in the entire country, not a select few who would love to see us go Socialist.

Before Socialism is chosen, one should study that type of government very carefully, and look at the countries who have it.

Are their people free? Free enough to live where and how they want? Are they free to choose their own careers? What is the crime rate in Socialist countries? Do Socialist countries even HAVE a "middle class"? Are Socialist countries REALLY give the people an even playing ground?

Only if that playing ground is either on the mountain top where the select few are richer than any king or prince, and the rest of the people live in hovels, scraping out whatever they can just to stay alive.

There was a time when unions were indeed very necessary, and a good thing for our country. That time has passed.

We now have employment laws on the books, as well as workplace laws which give safety a primary concern for its workers. There are maternity time off and child care laws on the books.

Employers can no longer work the people like Scrooge did to the nice Mr. Crockett.

Employees earned their raises based upon their work performance and time on the job. That can still happen, and indeed does in many companies.

We ought not to be so restricted and "lawed" that we can not terminate employees who are dangerous or harmful to others on the job. We shold be able to fire those teachers who sexually abuse children, or where entire classes of children do not even learn to read. We should get rid of those teachers who practise politics in the class room while not teaching our children the Constitution or American History.

Union bosses are now thugs, getting rich off the people they are supposed to represent, and inciting riots instead of talks. The union collects big payments from its very people, but then turns around and donates that money to political election hopefuls. This is not what the people pay their dues for.

Better they should bank their dues and gain interest on their hard earned money than to give it to so-called "LEADERS" who grow rich off the backs of the workers.

Before you blast back at me in anger, research the above. You can begin with going to Investors Business Daily reports, which is not allied with any political agenda. Employment laws are easy to find on the internet. You can even find them under individual states.

After you have done your research, ask yourself this question: "How well does this really work for ME"?

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SLFGOLF 12/22/2012 1:04AM

    So frustrating but everything seems so corrupt anymore.

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4DOGNIGHT 12/21/2012 1:49PM

    At this point, the election is over and I'm ready to press on and let those who want to hang themselves, do so.

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LILRED75 12/21/2012 12:21PM

  All the more to tax those who make over a certain amount, just like the middle class. Why should they get another break for making more money than the average person?

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ZIGGY122 12/21/2012 12:12PM


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