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  1. Hope everyone has a safe and healthy holiday. Let us not forget to keep Black Flag and his family in our thoughts. Peace!

  2. http://visiontoamerica.com/22840/record-93626000-americans-would-rather-stay-home-than-work/

    Yet, listening to the left Wing, all is well and Obama has created 12 million new jobs.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      I’ve never been able to understand the claim by a President that THEY created the new jobs. The only ones they control are government jobs….That is unless they consider being on un-employment a government job.

    • Unfortunately, no one cares. Now Donald Trump wanting to execute all Mexicans after drawing and quartering them while spreading their entrails out over Route 66, that’s something to worry about!

    • I am surprised they left that much paper around. Chess masters they are not. If HRC is the dem nominee, the reps should play over and over again the 3 am call ad that she used in 2008 with a picture of her sleeping through the call. As Pogo said, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.

  3. Dale A Albrecht says:

    This a quote taken from an article written by Geoarge Will this week after the SCOTUS upheld the ACA again after re-writing the law with reasoning of intent….

    “We are, says William R. Maurer of the Institute for Justice, becoming “a country in which all the branches of government work in tandem to achieve policy outcomes, instead of checking one another to protect individual rights. Besides violating the separation of powers, this approach raises serious issues about whether litigants before the courts are receiving the process that is due to them under the Constitution.”

    Happy 4th and be safe. Enjoy your liberty while it lasts.

  4. Just A Citizen says:

    And stupid marches on!

    Pay a small fortune for a collector’s item then destroy it because others feel angry and hurt. Making a statement? Yep, how about “I am stupid and weak”.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2513884-bubba-watson-says-hell-remove-confederate-flag-from-his-general-lee-car?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

    P.S. For those who have tried to maintain historical accuracy and context in this whole flag debate let me point out that the use of the “battle flag” on this car is more “IN CONTEXT” than most of those displays defended by others. This was the battle flag for the Army of Northern Virginia, as in “Lee’s Army”. So would not the car with the name General Lee appropriately have the battle flag on its roof?

    Let alone the fact that the Duke’s of Hazard were always battling CORRUPT SOUTHERN SHERRIFFS.

  5. Dale A Albrecht says:

    After Obama’s remarks in Charleston saying that “Racism is in Americas DNA” does he mean all Americans or just a select few? Obviously only whites can be racist, while all other peoples that are Americans can not possibly be so. Which portion of himself is he condemning? All or only the white 1/2. His mother, his grandparents who raised him. It’s to bad the marriage between his mother and indonesian stepfather didn’t work out. We might never of heard of Barack Hussein Obama.

  6. Dale A Albrecht says:

    FYI….Given that the predators are getting their revenge along the coasts this summer, I am not stupid. and will not be going in the water either salt or fresh. My spelling may not indicate any innate disposition towards self preservation.

    What was it that Capt Quint said..”You’re putting the cage in the water, You’re getting into the cage, and the shark is in the water” while raising his eyebrows at the sheer stupidity of such an action.

  7. Dale A Albrecht says:
  8. Wow…….in an interview just now in New York….saw it on CNN….a gay couple recently married was asked about the same rights being extended to those that favor polygamy…..their answer was…..(you have to sit down for this one)…polygamy is an immoral action and should never be recognized.

    So, I have to get my thoughts around on this…..two people of the same sex is moral…where as polygamy with one man and two women is immoral. Wow..I have to think this one through.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Sir….It’s the mixed gender part that is immoral…I thought that would be obvious….How’s the ‘gators feeding down texas way?

  9. I’d say the gay lobby has won the war-but perhaps they should slow down before they start a brand new one.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/07/oregon_bakery_owners_to_pay_135000_to_gay_couple_and_lose_their_right_to_free_speech.html

  10. Oh….fair warning for you anarchists…..I suggest that you do not burn any American Flags tomorrow…..

    Vet groups all over are going on flag patrol. (please, no lectures on freedom of expression and/or speech )…..it will do you no good.

  11. The only thing good I could ever say about Obama was that he seems to be a good father-that idea was just killed-his daughter is going to intern with Lena Dunham.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/07/03/malia-obama-spends-time-with-lena-dunham-on-girls-set/

  12. Dale A Albrecht says:

    If this isn’t the most absurd statement by a law official. This maybe might bring back memories to long term residents of SF from the 60’s when Black Muslim groups to be initiated would randomly gun down people (white) waiting for example for a bus.

    http://home.suddenlink.net/news/read/category/AP%20Top%20News%20-%20US%20Headlines/article/the_associated_press-woman_shot_to_death_at_busy_san_francisco_tourist-ap

  13. Let’s see……east coast of caolina’s…..people gone into water…..sharks in water…….people get eaten….

    In the bayous of Houston Texas…….man goes into bayou…alligators in bayou…..sign says no swimming because of gators…man killed by gators…..

    I have to be missing something.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      We have the same signs here for both sharks and alligators. Has to be a reading comprehension level. One good thing though is that the stupid genes are being thinned out.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Oh…and we like you all down further south have plenty of Cottonmouth’s and Water Moccasin’s other snakes that shake rattle and roll and those that don’t like copperheads and coral snakes.

        • Well, we did not and do not wish to be unfair….so we are sharing some of natures finest…however, we seem to have way too many scorpions…so…..I will make sure to share those as well.

          But, if you keep a good pig population around…..that eliminates the snakes…..but then you have tons of piglets…destroys alfalfa fields…then you thin out the pigs and the snakes come back….let the pigs populate again and that brings in the coyotes……then you bring in professional hunters when the coyotes get abundant….then the rabbits take over,,,,Then you let the coyotes back in and the rabbit population goes away….then it is time for the spring calf drop…time to thin the coyotes again to protect newborn calves but actually the momma cows are pretty adept at protecting their young…..but the coyotes, during the spring calf drop, must have some sort of communication device,,,because they learn to pack….so you thin out the coyotes again….(buzzards gotta eat too)…it is getting warmer and the snakes come back out….

          So….you take every thing into consideration, decide that nature is a good partner…..go sit on the bench on the veranda, under the fan, open a ice cold beer, enjoy the scenery….and let nature kill each other off when its time……..but those friggin’ pigs are still tearing up the alfalfa field.

          Now, you take a nice slow walk among the oak trees along the creek remembering that the copperheads love creeks and oak trees…the moccasin are around all the rocks where your stock tanks and lakes are….the rattlers are along the game trails waiting for rabbits and whatever else is going by not paying attention. We must have sent all the coral snakes up north or east…..i have only seen two in the last ten years. You are training your youngster the difference between a rat snake, king snake, and rattler and which ones are friendly. As you walk along, you hear the splash of the big bull frogs on your stock tanks or lakes….frog legs would taste good later so you get your red light, gigging equipment,and your battery powered bass boat….proceed out on the water towards the heavy moss areas….the red light picks up the eyes of the bull frogs and hipnotizes them so you can glide up and take you devilish looking trident gig and stab a few frogs….however, do not forget that you are in a mossy area with lilly pads around….forgetting that the moccasin love to sit on top of those….and you forgot where you read the field and stream article that said moccasin will also go straight to a red lens light and climb right into the boat,…so when the panic subsides because a four foot moccasin climbs into your boat and gets some what pissed, you are slapping around the oars trying to scare a snake that does not scare back into the water…( of course, at 11 pm at night a normal four foot moccasin looks like a Kracken of mythology days because your light is casting shadows behind the intruder.

          WHen order is finally restored and the moccasin finally retreats back in to the water with the help of a trident and an oar…you decide it is time to go in, gut your catch, and stopre the frog legs for tomorrows lunch of Frog legs with dill potatos, cole slaw, and ice tea..( not sweet )..before you go to bed you sit out on the veranda and look up at the stars…millions of them, because you have turned your lights off and the nearest town is 18 miles away…it is just late enough that the vampire mosquitos have decided to turn in for the evening….listening to the sounds of the evening….crickets, night shrikes, the every present night owl, the warblers, and the nightingale. You are suddenly brought out of your peaceful meditation to the scream of that friggin puma that you can’t seem to find for the last five years…realizing that it is not the puma screaming but that of a rabbit that is now dinner for the puma…it did not take long for the unfortunate rabbit to stop screaming and the peaceful sound of the evening filters back in…..you hear the soft fluttering of the bats seeking out their prey ( with images of Bella Lugosi in your head )…….

          So, all is well…….as you retire to your bed room with the open windows…shake out the covers to rid your domain of unwanted intruders ( no, Sharon Stine is not there) and you snuggle up to your significant other for a night of peaceful rest and sleep……………..

          • Yes, I said a night of peaceful rest and sleep……this is not an x rated site.

          • Great story Mr. Laura Ingalls Wilder, til you ruined the visual with the X rated comment!

            There’ s no good in deciphering snake families. When I meet my creator, I’ll be sure to ask why he thought snakes were a good idea to begin with.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            Except for coyote, you just described a pretty good smorgasbord. Even the scorpions, they’re the croutons.

  14. http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=11517

    Pedophiles want same rights as homosexuals
    by Jack Minor –

    Using the same tactics used by “gay” rights activists, pedophiles have begun to seek similar status arguing their desire for children is a sexual orientation no different than heterosexual or homosexuals.

    Critics of the homosexual lifestyle have long claimed that once it became acceptable to identify homosexuality as simply an “alternative lifestyle” or sexual orientation, logically nothing would be off limits. “Gay” advocates have taken offense at such a position insisting this would never happen. However, psychiatrists are now beginning to advocate redefining pedophilia in the same way homosexuality was redefined several years ago.

  15. Just A Citizen says:

    Happy Independence Day!

    Told ya this was coming.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/04/us/obama-plans-broader-use-of-clemency-to-free-nonviolent-drug-offenders.html?_r=0

    It is going to be very interesting to see how big the final number becomes.

  16. Canadian’s Version of David Letterman’s Top 10. Just makes you want to shake your head in disbelief, and, just maybe choke someone in charge…

    Of course we look like idiots we are…

    # 10 Only in America… could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate Obama campaign fund-raising event.

    # 09 Only in America… could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black, 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans – 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!

    # 08 Only in America… could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

    # 07 Only in America… can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

    # 06 Only in America… would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens. (probably should be number one).

    # 05 Only in America… could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be called EXTREMISTS.

    # 04 Only in America… could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, or board a commercial aircraft, but not to vote.

    # 03 Only in America… could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

    # 02 Only in America… could you collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year – for total spending of $7 Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

    # 01 Only in America…. could the rich people – who pay 86% of all income taxes – be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

  17. Back to movies. These are all in my top 50 but the guy who did the montage did a magnificent job! To remember!

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Great montage. Clicking on “The Patriot” now. I am trying to give equal time visiting the Revolutionary War battlefields also. The other year I took my parents through the Yorktown battlefield. If you tour it correctly you can see and feel the flow of the battle, until Cornwallis through in the towel….Then the British left and stomped the crap out of the French in retribution.

  18. I guess Maybe, I should be ashamed, because I really don’t want anyone to be hurt But this is the first thing I’ve read in days that has made me smile. I’m thinking these anarchist’s were just given a taste of anarchy-wonder how they liked it! They were for sure given back what they give and or encourage 🙂

    http://nypost.com/2015/07/02/cops-save-anti-nypd-flag-burners-from-angry-bikers/

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      I find it so interesting that the people here still think the police in Europe walk around without weapons. Italian police are always armed at all times and have fully automatic guns in their vehicles even personal. I never saw a Polizei without weapons, and while in the UK never saw a police officer, not carrying and many times with serious guns. Every officer in Amsterdam was carrying. We have useless TSA official at our airports. Leonardo da Vinci in Rome has a catwalk at the check-in that had a fully armed military personnel with a machine guns pointed at the passengers and they were spaced every 25 ft or so. Every police check point had one officer approaching you and the other one was behind their vehicle with a machine gun pointed at your windshield. Some even had full armor support….the only people disarmed in Europe are the people, NOT the police or criminals or terrorist.

    • Where are you coming to the idea that the flag burners are anarchist’s? The are Left Wingers to the core. Obama voting boot lickers are not Anarchist’s, LOL 🙂

  19. [audio src="http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/jeffersons_words/declaration.mp3" /]

  20. This is what our children need to be taught……not this political correctness crap.

  21. Happy fourth everyone…..

  22. Last one.

  23. If anyone needs any further proof that the elite are out of control and that Hillary is in a league of her own-Just look at this article-Hell, why not just use shock collars-how can anyone believe treating people like this, is acceptable.

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/228214-hillary-controls-media-pulling-them-along-by-rope-no-kidding/

  24. Dale A Albrecht says:

    All the PC crap is actually driving people apart instead of having an adult dialog. It is destroying the actual diversity that made this country the greatest nation (even with its faults) in the history of mankind.

    I just watched “The Patriot” on You Tube, my DVD player is busted. Under the film is space for comments. The comments were in many ways just like what you see on Huff Post. Full of vitriol and hate. Nothing to do with the message of the film.

    “God Bless America” Happy 4th…..Off to the fireworks. They shut the bridge down coming into the city so everyone can have a front row seat.

    • I read an article a few days ago-can’t find it to post but it was talking about the usual disagreements between the left and right-one line said something about once the left managed to make us all hate America-the elite will be free to totally control us.

      It hit me, that I’m starting to feel less connected, less United, betrayed-I used to believe that no matter our disagreements when push came to shove we would all stand together as Americans, united against whatever came against us-I’m starting to wonder if that is true anymore-I can actually imagine a civil war in this Country-something I would never have even contemplated a few years ago.

      Brings to mind-United we stand-Divided we fall. I’m just holding on to the hope that the silent majority will speak, one way or the other-before a small minority and the political elites makes the decision for all of us.

    • Big Twilight Zone marathon on also….

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Rod Serling had a great show there…..Film lost a great writer and producer when those cigarettes he always had lit did him in.

        Outer Limits and Chiller anyone?

        • I was not an Outer Limits fan……but…chiller….I never could get into the British stuff ( except Monty Python ) I loved watching the show THRILLER…with Boris Karloff.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            Cleese is brilliant…Loved the scene with the black knight.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            Congratulations on the “Alamo” in gaining UNESCO cultural heritage site. As though it needed more tourist visits. It’s to bad that the UN’s premise was to celebrate the church’s goal to subjegate and convert the native americans and to make them good little Spaniards. The church is or planning to grant Junipero Serra sainthood. This is causing a lot of angst among the remaining Californian native americans, from what I’ve read.

            • Gonna suggest you read the “Comanche, death of a people” book I just finished by Fehrenbach. Interesting on how unsuccessful the Church was. I never realized just how badly damaged (90% in some cases) the natives were by disease mostly measles and smallpox. Entire tribes were decimated to the point where they would never really be able to reconstitute themselves. Working on “Lone Star” his history of Texas which makes many of the same points about all the western tribes and their interactions with the Spanish. and will follow that up with his history of Mexico.

              Also as a military history buff you might just enjoy his very readable 1960 history of the Korean War “This Kind of War”. History is sometimes tough to slog through and difficult to remember but the man writes history as prose and some prose is almost lyrical. Ifv you liked Steve Ambrose, you will love that book.

              The last chapter of the Comanche book talks about the last Buffalo hunt when the Army allowed the Comanche to leave (accompanied) the reservation so that the old could show the young what life was like (sans murder and rape) on the plains. Not only will it bring a tear to your eye it brought tears to the eyes of those Cav troopers who accompanied them. ,

              • I love Fehrenbach’s “Lone Star”…his style is easy to read and his dry humor is fabulous. I will have to check out the Comanche book….

                Murf

    • Did they all go off on Gibson’s melt-down? Folks can never seem to separate the personal problems of an actor/celebrity from their performance.

      Have an ongoing battle with my kids over Gibson.

      1. to be raised by a nut-case father like he was causes huge problems. In a very positive sense, I am the product of my Dad I can easily relate to the converse.

      2. The constant bullshit he had to take for years over the “anti-semitism” of “The Passion” could make one anti-Semitic. I am probably more aware of anti-semitism than most Christians, I’ve heard the slurs, I still regret in my youth not doing or saying something more about those comments I heard from “friends”. yet, when I saw “the passion”, I saw what I was taught in school by some very open minded people. If one seeks to condemn an entire race over the actions of a few who had both power and connections to off Jesus, then one is an idiot. Funny part is most who would attack him for the movie saying he tarred all Jews are the same who would tar all white southerners as racists, Republicans as bigots and homophobes and all wealthy conservatives as all of the above.

      3. Born American, he never seemed to realize he did not have the capacity for alcohol of a native Australian.

      I’ve always had a problem with “In vino veritas”, More likely “In vino stupidity”. We all have a murky fever swamp (in parts) floating around in that bony container above our shoulders (except maybe Mother Theresa but then again, who knows what she was like as a teenager). As rational, thinking creatures, imbued with free will by our Creator, we keep the black plague in our minds mostly at bay but it is hypocritical to claim it is not there.

  25. Ha, when I first read this I thought-okay, I see the truth here but a little over the top with the rhetoric-then I realized this is how Liberals talk all the time, when their basically lying-and it works. So go Donald.

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/07/03/kate-is-dead-because-donald-trump-is-not-president-five-time-deported-illegal-alien-felon-kills-another-innocent-american/

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      I saw that the DA in SF was not going to hold the suspect. The detain order ICE gave has to have apparently an active warrant going. She said that SF is a sanctuary city and we do not in any way assist the Federal government and ICE in any way with illegal immigration issues. So even thought this person had 7 felony convictions and 5 deportations SF is planning on releasing this criminal.

  26. http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/oregon-silences-bakers-who-wouldnt-make-gay-wedding-cake

    Brad Avakian has been outspoken throughout this case about his intent to “rehabilitate” those whose beliefs do not conform to the state’s ideas.

  27. Question of the day!

    Will the Greek’s accept the EU terms (yes vote) or will they tell the EU to pound sand (no vote)?

    I’ll go with those who can buy votes and say the Greeks will vote YES!

    • The Greeks are used to their goodies……they will vote to go out…..to use that as pressure for the EU to continue to fund their goodies.

      They interviewed a couple of people standing iin the ATM line and asked them questions….every person that was asked said that the EU needed to loan money indefinitely and that it is their right to continue to receive their pay regardless of payback.

      • Gotta love them Socialists. Sounds like so many here.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Different subject Colonel…..what pray tell would small US Army sea transports be shipping from NC to Central and Latin America, that can’t be flown in?

        • Do you have any nomenclature of the craft?…..This is nothing new in that it is cheaper to ship training equipment by sea than it is to fly it……remember that in the first Gulf War, 85% of all equipment and arms was sent by sea. Very little sent by air.

          But if you can get me some more information, I can darn sure check it out.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            Sure….I was just reading again the equipment shipped into Saudi Arabia. Quick stop gap stuff by the air and personnel, tanks etc by sea…as you say the “heavy” lift is really by water.

    • Word out of Greece….NO

      • If Germany continues the charade, it means we ALL have something to worry about!

        • gmanfortruth says:

          This is gonna be interesting. We may be witnessing something that may lead to WW3. Italy, Spain and Portugal may follow suit. Will the Germans once again act militarily?

        • What charade and just what do you think that the fall of Greece will do to us?

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            To my way of thinking the EU was a charade. I believe it has actually hurt the people and businesses more than helped. The EU administration has been working overtime to stamp out individuality and make one size fit all.

            Just like we’re becoming. Following our counselors philosophy the Fed rules and the states just administer the dictates of DC.

            • Well, as goes Germany…so goes the EU…it is destined not to last….the EU tried to copy the US in its “United States” version…..but just too much socialism….and now the GReeks say,….dont cut our goodies…pay for them….Germany should say…NO…..andlet the chips fall where they may

              • Dale A Albrecht says:

                Yesterday the EU was saying that Greece will be needing humanitarian aid. Years ago even though European nations were tending to be fairly socialistic. The impact was kept at a minimum due to the nations had to pay for it themselves. Governments would rise and fall but generally the “goodies” were kept in check. When the EU came into being the lid was blown off because of the wealth of Germany and marginally France. France is out of the picture and the sugar daddy is seeing their wealth being drained at an ever increasing rate.

                Unlike the States the nations that make up the EU had been nationalistic entities with cultural identities. That can not be erased overnight or maybe never. The fact that the EU is denying the “nations” to defend their borders and then forfeiting the alleged common defense is absolutely insane. It’s worse than our government when the border patrol is told to not enforce the law. The EU is administered by un-elected officials (akin to our regulators)

                The triteness of the EU to say to a country desiring to gain admission to the club that you have to get rid of or rename products or industries because they are competition to those existing in Germany or elsewhere. Croatia had a liquor that is a national drink having been called and made since the Roman days. Over 2000 years. The EU demanded that they rename it completely or stop production because the name sounded like Prosecco from Italy which is a recent name < 20 years, to separate it from champagne. They aren't even the same alcoholic drink. The EU says well the internal borders are open….you shut down this or that industry and the unemployed can at least go look freely elsewhere. Except try getting a job in France, or Spain or Italy with the huge unemployed #'s they currently carrying. It's laughable. Much less the companies in Europe are also looking to reduce costs. ie outsourcing to South Africa, Asia etal.

                I believe the EU and Euro will fail. But it will NOT in the long run hurt us at all economically. But it should serve as a warning of jamming down the throats policies and also not enforcing laws that violate the well being and sovereignty of States or Nations.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            Didn’t the other year the ECB come a begging for a loan to the US? I remember Obama said that it wouldn’t cost the taxpayer a dime after the Fed concluded the loan of $1T plus. Just delute our currency some more.

            I just do not understand the concept of borrowing or printing more money to pay the loans that were given to pay etc etc etc…..what’s humane about that?

  28. NOw, let us look stateside….on thenews this morning, in an interview with Aetna and Blue Cross/Blue Shield…they both said that they need a minimum 53% increase in Obama Care premiums before the first of the year. They also said that without the increase in premiums that the deductibles would have to be raised any where from 60% to 140% in some areas.

    So much for cheap insurance….which was not cheap to begin with….and if you want to settle this issue….make ALL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES go on Obamacare…and that includes the Congress, the WH, and SCOTUS.

  29. Finally……the governor signed the open carry as well as open carry on college campus’. Effective January 1, 2016.

  30. The Castle Doctrine of Texas will have some changes in it also on Jan 1, 2016. Just as it is now, the Castle Doctrine extends to your car and your place of buisness. It will be extended again to include all reacreational vehicles (boats/planes), camp sites, and picnic areas. The camp sites and picnic areas are defined as the space that you actively occupy.

    Also, there areseveral changes to the Castle Law and the “No Duty To Retreat”…..there is not duty to retreat in Texas even if it is possible. “No duty to retreat” law. A prosecutor or law enforcement can no longer argue that you had a reasonable “escape route” or that you should have had to “fall back” before justifiably using deadly force.

    This has been expanded to: Texas Penal Code §9.32 states that you will be presumed to be legally justified in using deadly force if someone is entering, attempting to enter, removing you or attempting to remove you from your occupied habitation, vehicle, or workplace. Texas Penal Code §9.32 also states that you will be presumed to be justified in using deadly force if someone commits or attempts to commit: aggravated kidnapping, murder, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated robbery. Deadly force can be used to stop any of these crimes, as well as when it may be immediately necessary to protect yourself or another person from the attacker’s use of deadly force. If you are anywhere you have a right to be, only then does the use of deadly force with no duty to retreat apply under the statute. To paraphrase a very effective jury argument, the statute is designed to protect you when “trouble finds you, but not when you go looking for trouble.”

    Read this very carefully….especially…….. “Texas Penal Code §9.32 also states that you will be presumed to be justified in using deadly force if someone commits or attempts to commit: aggravated kidnapping, murder, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated robbery. Deadly force can be used to stop any of these crimes, as well as when it may be immediately necessary to protect yourself or another person from the attacker’s use of deadly force.”

    Also extended: Texas Penal Code §30.05, a person becomes a criminal trespasser if a person enters or remains on property without effective consent, or the person had notice that entry was forbidden or received notice to depart but failed to do so. Notice of trespassing includes: oral or written communication, fencing, signs posted on the property indicating that entry is forbidden, purple paint marks on trees or posts on the property, or crops for human consumption growing on the property.”

    Also this: ” According to Section 9.42 of the Texas Penal Code, a landowner can shoot at or use other deadly force against a trespasser if the landowner reasonably believes the land or property cannot be protected or recovered by any other means, or that the landowner himself would be exposed to substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury if the landowner does not use deadly force. A landowner can also shoot at or use other deadly force against a trespasser if the force is immediately necessary to prevent the trespasser’s imminent commission of arson, burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, theft during the nighttime or criminal mischief during the nighttime; or to prevent the trespasser who is fleeing immediately after committing one of those acts from escaping with the property. “Criminal mischief” includes “knowingly or intentionally damaging or destroying, tampering with or marking, inscribing slogans, drawing or painting on tangible property ” of the property owner.

    ( Now read the above very carefully: If a person is on your property and has committed any type of criminal activity and graffiti is considered criminal activity, you can shoot them to keep them from escaping”.)

    These are but a few of the new laws being updaed or going into effect…….the main issue in all of this is that……”A prosecutor or law enforcement can no longer argue that you had a reasonable “escape route” or that you should have had to “fall back” before justifiably using deadly force.” You are actually innocent until proven guilty……and the way the new wording is….it will be very difficult for prosecutors to prove oterwise. Great news for Texas and the protection of property and person.

    • Also, there is a great argument over the use of purple paint to define boundaries in Texas..

      The law was created to allow Texas landowners an alternative to posting No Trespassing and Posted signs that would retain the same legal bite, but without the cost of signs or frequently replacing them.

      Section 30.05 of the Texas Penal Code, dealing with criminal trespass, says that: (paraphrased) ‘A person commits an offense if he…enters property of another without consent…and that he had notice that the entry was forbidden.

      One of the code’s definition of notice is the placement of identifying purple paint marks on trees or posts on the property and that those marks are: vertical lines at least 8 inches long and 1 inch wide, placed between 3 feet and 5 feet from the ground, and that their placement is in locations that are easily visible to a person approaching the property and that they be no more than 100 feet apart on wooded land.

      Placing purple markings around your property – as per the Texas code above – to give notice and mark boundaries does have the same legal weight as a Posted sign, unfortunately few people know what the markings mean.”

      The argument is that people trespassing on border ranch lands have no idea what the purple markings mean. In other words, illegal immigrants that are ignorant of the law……should be given more lattitude……a State judge, in throwing out a case against a landowner who shot and killed three trespassers and wounded one…ruled that ignorance of the law is no excuse. It may be that way in Washington but not in Texas. It is reasonable to assume that of you have cut or crossed a fence….you know you are trespassing. Fences are up for a reason.

      D13 Note: If you have paid attention, it is considered criminal trespass…..CRIMINAL.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        The NO Trespass sign on the gates to my residence was a sign with a skull and crossbones on it. I also had a sticker on the lower right hand corner of the windscreen of my car. Everyone in Sicily knew what it meant and the house and car were never touched.

        The guy patroling the driveway and approach road with a double barrel shotgun also helped.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      God are you Texans poking a stick into the eye of the Feds….It’s fun reading your posts. If I ever move from here I believe the move will be to emmigrate to the soveriegn State of Texas. Assuming there’s still space.

      While I was in the UK teaching an old farmer got really fed up with being robbed and beaten by the criminals just because they could, while invading and pillaging his home. After the 3rd time he off’d one with his shotgun, allowed on farms, and wounded the second….IN HIS HOME. He was prosecuted and sent to prison while the wounded career criminal went free and collected damages against the farmer….the police also broadcast that there is no reason to install alarm systems in your home. THEY CAN NOT POSSIBLY RESPOND. So just let the crooks take what they want.

    • Glad to see Texas catching up to PA on the Castle Laws and no duty to retreat issues. 🙂

      • Now now, G man…we have always had it…..just expanded now. Interested though……does the PA Castle law extend to your car and office?

        • gmanfortruth says:

          Yes Sir. We also have a Stand Your Ground section in that law. When under attack lethal force is allowed.

  31. Dale A Albrecht says:

    http://home.suddenlink.net/news/read/category/US/article/the_associated_press-to_rename_or_not_institutions_reconsider_honors_fo-ap

    I have a counter proposal…..how about in the south we start renaming and erradicting from sight and history northern historical figures. Jefferson is being assailed, Washington is next and I’m sure to follow will be Lincoln. Then by any logic, The great progressive, Wilson must be struck down for being probably the most avowed racist that ever sat in the WH. TR because his Mother’s family was southern whose family fought for the confederacy. And I’ll not leave FDR’s mothers Father 2X engaged in the illegal opium trade to make and regain his fortunes.

    Where will it end if we erase any history about anybody or anything who possible offends or offended or caused grief to anyone by their actions at any time in history. The hardest part about solving a problem regardless of what it is, is being brutally honest and start with a self examination as a major contributor to the problem at hand. The easy part but never solves the problem is to claim total innocence and it is not my fault and someone else is the cause of my problems.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      I wouldn’t be too concerned, the pushback is building. Confederate flags are sold out everywhere and new t-shirts are also coming out. They will now see it more than ever. Eventually theY will learn to shut up. Bikers and vets in NYC shutting them down, just watch , this movement will grow. It’s long past trims to shut the PC crowd up.

    • The Mayor of Fort Worth says……if we eliminate reference to Southern Heritage by renaming streets and street signs by eradicating the names of historical nature…..it stands to reason that we become totally PC and eradicate all names of historical nature so as to not discriminate….Martin Luther King Freeway will have to be renamed. Frederick Douglas boulevard will have to be renamed, Ceasar Chavez avenue will have to be renamed…..there are a myriad of names that would have to be eradicated under the guise of PC…….

      Amazing what happened next…………….NOTHING.

  32. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Settling in to watch “Bite the Bullet”

  33. This really makes me wonder what is in the air….

    Carolinas/Florida/California…..25 shark attacks this year….people go into the water and shark is in the water….chomp!!!!

    Texas….man goes in water in Bayou….sign says alligators..no swimming….man dies by alligator…..

    So everyone knows that this has happened and is nothing new……until Yesterday…

    Maine……man buys fireworks….man drinks alcohol….man puts mortar tube fireworks on his head and lights fuse….BOOM……man dead.

    Wonder what tomorrow will bring?

    • Wonder what tomorrow will bring?

      Obama tells something that is truthful? Nah, that’s too shocking, maybe another idiot will try and feed a grizzly in Yellowstone and pull back a nub.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        At least the gene pool is being improved, by weeding out the stupid….heck even sturgeon are jumping (pun intended) on the bandwagon.

        • Yeah, I saw that and the lady that also got her two legs broken bysome fish that flipped into the boat…..and then there is the guy that was shadowing a shark with a kayak (not the one that flipped) and he was trying to get in position to wrestle a bull shark…..it never happened because the inevitable stupid were chumming and it worked…instead of one bull shark, there all of a sudden appeared a mako, a tiger, and about 8 more bulls…..DUNNO….anyway…he decided that since the “chumming” created a frenzy (DUH !!) he did not want to wrestle the 7 foot bull shark.

          • And the bad thing about it, they were chumming about 1/4 mile from swimmers on the shore.

            • Dale A Albrecht says:

              How incredibly stupid. A while ago I had been fishing in an open area west of the Keys. We did put out a chum line. For awhile the fishing was good, about an hour until we started bringing in 1/2 fish. Sharks always will be attracted in time. We then moved in to the mangroves to fly fish for Bonefish.

              The Tiger and Mako would have had lunch in short order.

      • LOL…you did remind me of a video that I saw about a year ago…about people feeding the bears…….and then one jumps on to the hood of the car, whcih did not fare very well against a 700 pound grizzly that just rocked back and forth long enough to cause considerable damage……..and the people from Chicago…….filed a laws suit against Yellowstone for failing to control wildlife……..of course they lost but…….stupid is as stupid does…

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Wasn’t that “The Great Outdoors” with John Candy? Hilarious and made greater by Akroyd.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Way to go Texas….you guys always brag how things are bigger and better in the Lone Star State…..that is one heck of a centpede. Bet Gman’s chickens would take care of it though.

          I just watched that video on the guy shark fishing while in a kayak…all for something to post on the web. His fishing gear was heavy so his intent was to get a big fish regardless of type. Hook something like that and in a craft like that….that is what a handy knife is for the moment you’d see what you had. Boats were to close filming so it was for the sensation.

  34. When those who want to burn the American Flag, remove the Confederate battle flag from sight and actually protest their most oppressing group of people, their own, they MIGHT get some legitimacy. Until then, they are just a group of loud liberal’s who have little to actually say: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/fourth-of-july-weekend-violence-shootings-chicago-311639971.html#ixzz3f7HyZwFP

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      With all the victims apparently black at black activities, where a white person would have stuck out like a sore thumb and the lack of iphone videos of the shootings, I can only assume that these assults were Black on Black.

      • According to the Chicago Tribune…..it was black on black….with a little boy being among the dead as he was standing with his gang leader father. But, the Chicago Tribune was lauding the shootings…as thing improving. Ten Killed and 54 wounded was a light July 4th…when the year before they had 16 killed and 82 wounded…..so I guess by that measure…..they are successful.

        And you will not see a big hoopla over this…..the video of the police officer fighting a black guy wielding a knife has 100 times more coverage because of the white cop.

  35. I sure hope that the EC does not give in to Greece…..let ’em starve……I was watching the interviews of the people that actually feel it is the responsibility of Europe to fund Greece..so they can stay in their goodies……unbelievable. Let the Euro go….it is going to die anyway….Germany cannot keep it up and no one is buying the Euro now….it is 1.09 on the USD now….

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Even 8 years ago my old girlfriend was sending back to Italy to help her family 100% of her income. Primarily house payments when they were frequently unemployed, Medical treatments not covered and tuition to any school not just college. She was a foreign language instructor (4) not including Italian, at University of Southern Maryland and now with the State Department teaching diplomats. Today it’s worse due to the unrelenting waves of refugees hitting their shores and nowhere to go.

    • If they do, I suspect other countries will follow the Greek example and threaten to default. If they don’t, will it be the start of the fall of the house of cards?

    • Greece is the finality of Socialist ideology. I don’t see how the left can’t see this, because I’m not the best economist, but I see the problem. Maybe that pleasant 50 year old retirement age was a bit too much. The sad part…people believed their government, now will suffer.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Socialism is the attempt to create heaven on earth and pre-empt faith in a God and a better life after death. That’s a crap shoot at best because we just don’t know how St Peter is going to vote. But Socialism is based on flawed economics and on unlimited supplies of ink and paper assuming that it like the philosophers stone will turn lead into gold. And economics is a real and sometimes cruel master. The more the State inhibits individual innovation and hard work and trying to make one size fit all, regardless of maybe a kernel of a good idea in anything will turn to crap if tried to enforce over all. To many variables.

        The only reason for the early retirement and reduced work weeks was to help bring the unemployed into the work force. Greece was never and is not an example of a well balanced economy. Couple that with new EU restrictions and regulations that failing is compounded. Once tourism dropped off the economy was guarenteed to implode….Just like Puerto Rico. Unfortunately under laws like in France, once hired they can not be removed. Therefore companies are reluctant to hire…..when I was working in the UK at 1600 all you saw of the workers was a dust swirl and the swinging door hitting the slowest one in the ass.

        • Despite the lessons taught in the past, people still want the easy life and think government can provide it. Sometimes I wonder if people get that governments just cant print money and give it away. I actually read that in a comment today….”The Us government can just print money, we’ll be fine”. Except it isn’t the US government that prints it. Stupid people.

  36. WOW….just saw the end of NASCAR’s race…..

    • That was something, huh? Can’t believe everyone walked away. Cool for Dale, jr. He pretty much owns Daytona since Sr’s tragedy.

      NASCAR fans are getting pretty po’d lately. Gay marriage, now the rebel flag. Now they’re messing with the wrong group. Flyover country. Good! The more people that wake up, the better.

  37. Another tidbit for you and Stephen……anything reminding you of the 1960’s? Soviet Backfire bombers and Tupelov 95 flying up to and testing our air defense and early warning systems…… ALA cold war? We still only carry a 12 mile limit to our airspace. With all the technologies available today……we need a much wider zone of defense…

    And,……ALA Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev….Putin makes Obama look like a chump…..he calls Obama on July 4th to say Happy Independence Day at precisely the same time his bombers tested our airspace….on July 4th.

    In addition, there were three Soviet “Boomers” in the Gulf of Mexico sitting off Mobile, Al, New Orleans, La, and Galveston, Tx…….at the same time of the bombers.

    Putin is a cold war KGB Colonel…….seems like he is again…..I doubt he will pound the table with his shoes…..but he does ride horses with no shirt.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Sir….I assume that you are directing this to me and Stephen and testing our ever increasing faulty memories. Yes…deja vu. Unfortunately our current leadership does not have the cards in hand, nor the ability to see the opponents hand….Nor do they have the stones.

    • It is unfortunate that I, a great old cold warrior, am now in the position of looking at it from the other side. As Louie said to Rick in “Casablanca”, “As I suspected, you are a rank sentimentalist.” I plead guilty as well.

      The night Ronald Reagan proposed Star Wars, the night he promised to share that technology with everyone, including the Soviets so that the children of the world would not have to go to bed fearing nuclear war anymore, as the father of four little kids, I literally had to choke back tears. It was over. Finally, it was over. I knew it in my heart then and I think that Andropov and Gorbachev knew it too,. Perhaps even the KGB apparatchik, Putin knew it.. And, we all silently rejoiced.

      Since 1990 I have had to listen to the neo-cons continue to call the place “the Soviet Union”. I have watched them, even when they have fooled me with other stuff like Iraq, disagreeing with their fears of a “new cold war”. I watched them rip Russia from one end to the other when they did what they had to do in Chechnya. There was no big neo-con condemnation of the slaughter in the Russian School or the theater in Moscow it was like the Russians “deserved” it for crimes Stalin committed generations before. These people are permanently stuck in cold war mode. I suspect even they don’t know why. I have a theory, the neo-cons are exactly that, “almost” conservatives. On the great social issues of the day they are still by and large leftists. They still hate Russia for the betrayals of the “revolutionary” ideal that made people like Kristoff Sr. quit the party.

      Colonel, you know better than most. While The Russians gave up East Germany and the other satellites, did you ever, in a million years expect them to give up the Baltic Countries or the Ukraine where they had a historic claim? I sure didn’t. I never expected to see any SSR’s included in their withdrawal. No way in hell the issue could have been forced either.

      That surrender, that particular gift to the Muslims, Ukrainians, Armenians, Esths, Latts and Lithuanians was both totally unexpected and shit on almost immediately by the west.

      Said it before: you can poke a bear in the eye only so many times before he mauls you. hopefully he won’t kill you.

      That night, long ago, Ronald Reagan, who will someday, long in the future when all the naysayers and assholes are long dead, be known as the magnificent, reached out and offered an unclenched hand. Bush I never understood it, Clinton never understood it, The Bush II dufus pushed on Georgia, this dufus pushed on the Ukraine. The neo-cons sitting in the back rows are both enablers and cheerleaders and may yet manage to become Dr. Strangelove. The President of the United States is psychotic. I’d lose the key to the “football” if I were the military especially as we get close to Jan. 20th 2017. Would be the ultimate “change”, wouldn’t it.

      https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1955&dat=19860731&id=oAoiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5KYFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4464,7826975&hl=en

      • This will go down as one of the greatest coups of all times….Star Wars did not work and apparently the only ones that did not know was the Soviet Union. Reagan, and his staff, were genius. First of all, Reagan does not bluff…ask the air controllers about that. Our stealth technology was around then and a well kept secret……and with a great misdirection campaign called……Area 51.

        The Soviets could not begin to compete with the USA on a military budget. In his heyday, Reagan spent $480 billion and change on the military budget. We forced the Soviet Union to spend the same if not more just to keep up…..we broke them. Their military budget became 55% of their GNP…..compared to our roughly 5%. We leaked technology out on purpose….we allowed certain things to be “compromised” because we knew that spending would cripple and kill the old Soviet Union….and what we leaked was not proven….in other words, it did not work, except for one technology….

        We matched them tank for tank in Germany….we practiced the “Defense of Fulda Gap” over and over and over…….the Russkies knew that they could not take Europe…and they knew that we have the nuke advantage. So, instead of checking the bet….Reagan goes “all in” with the old SR 71. At roughly $40 mil per copy….leaked the technology to te Soviets and they copied…..but the catch was…..when we would tweak ours and it flew a little higher and faster…..we kept that very secret…our tweak cost maybe $50,000…..and they thought it was a brand new aircraft so they initiated research and tried to match ours..but they could not and they built prototypes at a $50 mil each time…..

        Now the other thing that REagan did which was genius….we had developed stealth way before anybody knew how to spell it….THere was misdirection with the SR 71….it flew high and fast…sothey concentrated high and fast….they did not conentrate on low and slow…we knew their radar technology perfectly. Their satellites were watchin our ICBM sites and watching the our subs….so at night ( this was before infra red satellite ) we flew stealth out of Germany and mapped every single square inch of the Soviet Union…including each bunker and home of all the KGBand politico big boys…..so while they were trying to match our SR 71 and trying to research and do the Star Wars thing, they were going broke faster than the speed of light.

        So, Reagan meets with the Soviet Stud Duck….and lays out pictures of each and every KGB and politico operative’s homes,country homes, cars, bunkers…..the whole bit that we have been mapping under stealth that they could not detect…..so to them, we had developed Star Wars and improved it to map surveillance. And, if you remember, during that same meeting, the television shows a high level missile flying at twice the speed of sound and it was intercepted by another missile that was pre-programmed for that specific hit….and boom….it looked like we blew up a missile with some form laser beam.

        Six months later….the wall came down and the Baltics abandoned.

  38. By the way…..congrats to the US women….what an incredible program….three World Cups and it has never been done before,,,,,what a game……

  39. Dale A Albrecht says:

    So the mother in Maine is going to lobby the government for more controls on fireworks after her son for all intents and purposes blew his brains out by lighting off a mortar tube off his head. There will be so many warning labels that there will be no room for the gunpowder….there should be no laws protecting the stupid.

    Along that same note…In Vermont there is a great swimming hole called “Huntington Gorge” it is on private property. Now since 1950 < 25 people have drowned up there. In 92 a police diver also was lost trying to retrieve a lost soul. I lived near there and yes it was a great summer place to hang out. It also is a stupid place to go in the water. The falls have dug out really deep holes in the granite and then whirlpools get going. You will have a HIGH probability to drowning. Now to be honest the girl slipped and fell off the cliffs and then "drown"…people forever have been wanting to close off the area or sue the owner, but it is well posted…….My take now as back then as a surefire way to keep people out of the water there is to NOT RISK A STATE DIVER TRYING TO RETRIEVE a body from the bottom of the holes. gross but a real vialbe solution.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      One of the witnesses said that they didn’t understand why the women was down there because she was from Milton and they have plenty of their own falls. That’s true and obviously he had never been there. They all have hydo dams and power stations with them. You played in the lakes behind the dams because the falls areas were NASTY or you went all the way past the last one and swam or boated on the last stretch of the Lamoille River and then Lake Champlain. I went down once in ten years to one of the falls in Milton village and was very contented to look and say that’s nice. One slip and you were history. Huntington Gorge was safer.

  40. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Amazing how quiet the MSM has been on Chicago’s shootings this weekend. It surely doesn’t fit into their’s and the Feds agenda.

    I just read a NYT article about how a city in CA reduced their gun crime rate. They sought out the criminal or those they deemed most at risk and they PAID them to not commit a gun crime.

  41. Interesting factoid…..

    The latest research from YOUGOV shows that according to the public, America’s three largest cities are also its most dangerous. Chicago, the third most populous metro area in the country, is seen as the most dangerous, with 53% of Americans saying that the city is ‘unsafe’ while only 33% say it is ‘safe’. New York City is the seen the second most dangerous, followed by LA and DC. Texas’ two largest cities, Dallas and Houston, are seen as being safest.

    Hmmmm…wonder why?

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Is that a trick question?

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      In the 70’s and early 80’s one of the things you did not do was come up to a Chicago police officer without warning him 1st of your presence. By not doing that was a sure way of getting seriously hurt. While working in downtown Chicago we never ventured on foot more than a block or two from Michigan Avenue. A group of us went to Chinatown one afternoon to have some great Dim Sum. By the time we got done the sun was starting to go down. It was almost impossible to get a cab. They were all heading away. Finally one guy (who was black) did a U-turn and picked us up. He said that he couldn’t leave to the tender mercies of the gangs that crawled out after dark.

      It was almost like trying to get a cab to pick you up in Irvine TX from a restaurant/bar that serves alcohol. The cabbies are mostly Muslim and they would refuse to pick you up even with a dispatch. The owner of the restaurant took us back to our hotel.

  42. Remember the man killed by the gator in Houston?

    Have a nice read…..: The man who was killed by an alligator in Texas had mocked the animal before jumping into gator-infested waters Friday, an official said.

    Tommie Woodward, 28, ignored warning signs and dismissed employee’s pleas against swimming at Bukart’s Marina at about 2:30 a.m., officials said.

    “He said, ‘blank the alligators’ and jumped into the water and almost immediately yelled for help,” Orange County Justice of the Peace Rodney Price told KDFM, likely censoring himself for the camera.

    Woodward had headed to the marina with an unidentified woman and went swimming, despite warnings about a 12-foot alligator in the bayou, marina owner Allen Burkart told the Houston Chronicle.

    He was the first person killed by an alligator in Texas since 1836, when a man was attacked while swimming across a bayou.

    Woodward had recently moved to Texas from St. Louis with his twin brother to work at a shipyard, said Wright, who was friends with him.

    The last sentence says it all.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      I like the signs that are frequently posted at water holes on the links in SC….about NOT retrieving your ball. Just take a drop….signs in the Glades about getting close to the water at the roadside rest stops. Definitely keep “fifi” well back because all you’ll be left with is the leash

      • Yeppers…..the first time I saw one of those was in Mississippi at Broadwater Beach Resort in Gulf Port….it was really funny because that was a course where there are no carts and you have to hire a caddy…..and these caddies were full of all the facts about the the holes that ran parallel to a swamp. What was funny about that is one paricular hole that had a huge sand trap right next to the swamp…..and in that sandtrap were two rather large gators and about 8 or 10 golf balls….untouched. My caddy told me to just slowly walk up to the trap as if I were going to retrieve a golf ball…..I said ok and was taking very careful steps towards the edge of the trap where there was a golf ball about 12 feet away ….the gators were about 20-30 feet away sunning themselves in the warm sand…..or so I thought. I got to within 5 feet of the edge of the trap and the closest gator whipped his head up, and hissed like a damned Banshee…..and took about three slow steps towards me…..I did a little better than that and took about 20 really fast steps in the opposite direction….the caddy told me that the gators see those golf balls as eggs….and they have been protecting that trap for three years….but the funny part about it was that when the greens keeper drives up in his little cart, the gators move out of the trap so he can rake it and make it pretty and the next day they are back. So, several of us made a decision to come back and watch this…..we came back about one hour before sundown and the greens keeper drives up and the gators start a slow walk and disappears in the swamp. The greens keeper walks into the trap rakes it smooth and picks up about 20 golf balls and off he goes…we played the course again the next day and I’ll be damned….gators in the trap and at the time we went by…one new golf ball.

        Now, what we were told is that when they figured out how to do this….and what makes the gators partial to that ONE greens keeper, I will never know….but they pick up about 75 golf balls a week and re-sell them and the money goes into a kitty for a caddies party at some point in time. Now, this was hole number three so the golf balls were pretty new so they got a fairly decent price.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          That should have been a scene in “Caddyshack” They would have been able to edit out one more Chevy Chase scene.

  43. When can we start hunting the Left Wingers? Bird hunting maybe, LOL.
    http://www.onenewsnow.com/perspectives/michael-brown/2015/07/06/oregon-declares-war-on-christian-faith

  44. http://www.mediaite.com/online/disease-is-pouring-across-the-border-trump-releases-new-very-long-statement/

    Anita will like this. The Donald doubles down on his statement concerning illegal immigrants.

    What he says, that I haven’t heard prior to him saying it, is that the Mexican government are sending the undesirables here. Interesting.

    • Well, all I can tell you is what I have observed first hand through binoculars…..Mexican vans marked POLICIA……coming to bridges and crossings on the Mexico side,,,,,opening the backs of the vans…..removing handcuffs on 4 individuals and driving off..there is only one reason. We know for a fact that Mexico empties its jails about twice a year and brings them to the border. Trump is basically correct…..the ratio of criminals crossing the Texas/New Mexico border is about 60%…higher than that in California.

    • I knew he was right just from what the colonel reports all the time. Now we have Perry and Christie crying about him not representing the republican party. Cry me a river fellas. The republicans left us long ago. And Perry saying Trump is going to have to defend his comments? He did! Didn’t back down either. Comments on conservative sites all over the net are in Trump’s favor. He’s a breath of fresh air. I’m still in Carly’s camp though.

      • Perry and Chrisie are nobodies, they stand no chance in hell. 2nd Amendment supporters won’t touch Christie with a 50 foot pole. Perry’s name is not Bush. At least Trump don’t backpedal, unlike every politician on both sides. Your in Carly’s camp cuz she’s a chick. She’s the answer to the Dems playing the “war on women” card. Clinton V. Bush.

        • I gotta tell you G, maybe my expectations are too low living here in NJ but Christie has stopped the insane legislature on their attempts to run wild with ammo/mag bans. They wanted to out do Governor Cuomo. They have also been hot to trot on expanding the assault weapons ban which he has vetoed too. Currently they are trying to expand the domestic violence definition to preclude even more people from getting firearms and are basically daring him to veto a bill “to protect women and children”.

          He also is on record that he would sign a concealed carry bill if one were sent to him and has pardoned, that is PARDONED two or three folks who got innocently (but stupidly) caught up in the labyrinthine NJ laws and were charged with felony possession. That saved their jobs and future careers.

          So, he may not be perfect but he beats what we had, the legislature we have and the Governor we are likely to get after him.

        • Nope! It’s because she’ s a smart businesswoman, a leader, a plain speaker, doesn’t let the msm brow beat her, conservative not Republican and isn’t afraid of Hillary. The chick part is just a bonus.

  45. After reading several articles on the Greece situation, it appears that the Germans and the IMF will let the Greeks run out of money. Why? Because this will cause people to become very hungry. Why use military action when none is needed. I can see civil unrest. I can see an attempted coup (US led). I can see an offer from the Russians (hence the coup). I think the Euro is dead. Time will tell.

    • WOW…..you have your CT hat on early today..They should let GReece go belly up…for two reasons….if they want to preserve the Euro, they have to show that they are willing to let broke countires go if they do not control their spending…and…it shows the other countries (Italy,Spain, Portugal) that they better get their act straight and cut costs….

      The end result of this….could be a stronger Euro comprised of countries that are fiscally responsible and that if others want to join…then get their house in order. Russia might try to pick the broke countries off…..but why woud they want to take on debt..their ruble is hurting.

      For the first time in history, the Russian Ballerina gold coin sets are being sold below the spot market price of gold. Gold is trading today $1,159per ounce…..the one ounce (AU) Ballerina sets are being sold to investors for 10 percent below the spot market.

      Why? They need an infusion of cash…quickly….because if the Euro falters, Russia gets hurt really bad….we do not.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        1) Opening the “internal” borders in Europe was pretty much a good idea. 2) Having a common currency…sort of OK but not if you have serious weak economic zones…the overall rules and regulations that the EU administrators enacted spelled a death knell on point two, because the weaker portions can not afford the dictates and have no choice but to come to the stronger members for money…..If for example without the common rules it may have been cheaper to move the plant from Germany to Sicily improving that areas ecomony. But the costs do not improve due to the enacted social rules which are debilitating. And the company moves production to Vietnam or elsewhere, like here. Saw it a 1000 times. When I was asked to try and come up with a plan to reduce our European costs to do business, we were directed as to which expences were off limits. Our analysis showed it cost us 4.3X to do the same operation in Europe as it did in the good old USA. There was very little we could do because across the board all operations and technologies we shared across the entire world the moment we came up with a better process as a matter of routine. The delta was almost ALL social expences. Years ago one of our partner companies signed a contract with a major oil company. They were european. Due to our subsequent partnership we were supposed to take over the responsibility of the clients global network. That network employed 5,000 people. To take over that portion of the contract by EU laws we had to take all the employees. NO WAY and the original signator of the contract had to continue managing that network at huge costs. It had been in limbo for 12 years before I retired….We could have taken that contract and managed that network with NO additional employees.

      • My CT hat is inspired by Victoria Nuland’s visit to Greece in March. She is a common denominator in many countries no so nice issues, Ukraine being one of them. So, where she goes, it’s safe to say it’s not always a good outcome.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        The only inconvienience will be to the currency traders. But they’ll just move onto the next thing. Their only interest is making money and being, totally honest, self serving to themselves and their investors. They do not have an altruistic bone in their bodies.

    • I am noticing re: the Greece issues….the silence of the libs/progressives/socialists is deafening. This should be solidly in their bailiwick…why isn’t, for instance, George Soros, speaking out in favor of bailing them out? Why doesn’t he put up just a fraction of his 24B net worth to help them out? Doesn’t he decry the income inequality of capitalist economies, like, I don’t know, the US economy which enriched him so?

      Why aren’t the social progressives starting a GoFundMe account for Greece into which those who love socialism can redistribute their wealth to the poor Greek citizens? You know, the poor Greeks who don’t want to give up their pensions or go back to work, which they consider far too austere a policy?

      I say this all tongue in cheek…but honestly, where are their voices in this Greek crisis?

      Come on, George.
      How about you, Michael Moore?
      Howard Dean? Piers Morgan?
      Hillary? Al Gore?
      Anybody?

      Nah…they want to keep their millions or billions, as the case may be.

      Murf

      P.S. As a matter of fact, I hear that Soros has positioned himself to profit handsomely from the failure of Greece. I will have to research that for myself, as I don’t have the references to back it up…and if I am wrong about that tidbit I will say so.

      But I am still wondering why the libs are so quiet about this.

      • But I am still wondering why the libs are so quiet about this.

        Because their dreams of Utopia are being crushed before their eyes. Yet, some of these idiots want to keep blaming Capitalism. There are far too many sheople that have no real idea of what’s going on, they just repeat what their favorite Left Wing website says. They are parrotmonkeys, they just repeat what they are told and when someone don’t agree, they throw poop at them.

      • First….Soros is officially shareholder of six Greek shipping companies. In particular, Soros has shares in: DryShips, owner: George Economou, Diana Shipping, owner: Simeon Palios, in Navios Maritime Partners–Navios Maritime Holdings, owner: Angeliki Frangou, Safe Bulkers, owner: Poly Hatziioannou and in Baltic Trading, owner: Petros Georgiopoulos as well. The sixth shipping company which is the only non-Greek company, is the Irish Ardmore Shipping. It is easy to buy when currency is failing…..if the true facts were known I would bet that he paid only 50 cents on the dollar.

        Next, Soros is about to be heavily invested in the Ukraine….it is important tp remember that the Ukraine used to be called the “Bread BAsket of the Soviet Union”…Recently, Soros and Putin met privately. There is only one reason that meeting took place…it becomes an alliance. Soros is ready to invest about 1.5 BILLION dollars in the Ukraine. Putin wants the Ukraine….but does not have the dollars or the expertise to develp the “Bread BAsket” once again. So, outside investment is a must….So, Putin takes the Ukraine, and Soros develops it once again in the industry…..Putin wins the Ukraine back and Soros now has at least a 50 percent stake in the Ukraines industrial section……combine that with the fact that Greece will probably go bankrupt in which Soros ends up in total control of the shipping for the med. The six shipping companies that are in Greece….moved 70% of the goods in the Med…

        Putin gets some badly needed food and Soros gets the industrial goodies and the transportation to haul it…..putting pencil to the GNP of Ukraine over the last two years. The major industries are power generation, fuels, ferrous and non-ferrous processing, chemicals, gas, machine-building, machinery-building, woodworking, and food production. Ukraine is also known for its highly developed defense industry producing and supplying military equipment to the countries throughout the world. Ukraine has a moderate climate and mostly flat territory which is very favorable for agricultural development. Agricultural land consists of cultivated land, orchards, gardens, vineyards, and pastures. The main grain crops are winter wheat, spring barley, and corn. Other important agricultural crops include sunflowers and sugar beets.

        If this happens, Soros could rival Cargill and ADM in world food supply and shipments becaue he would have Putin on his side to block anything in the UN.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          And even with his conviction by the French courts of insider trading….just paid the fine of just <1BEuros and continued marching on.

        • HOLY COW….thanks for the details, Colonel. Saved me a lot of time.

          Murf

  46. Jon Smith!!! Don’t think your comment went un-noticed. JAC must be on vacation or he would have been on that. BF is on excused absence. Nice to know you’re still lurking! 😉

    • Anita, Had first bean harvest this morning 🙂

      • Exciting. My beans have their flowers now, I’ll take it! Chopped the end of a celery bunch this year and planted it just to see if it would grow. Sure enough! The leaves are sprouting right outta the middle of it!

  47. It’s time to shut these idiots up. They don’t have an intelligent thing to say, just more “I’m so offended” by some more made up BS. http://godfatherpolitics.com/23530/image-of-white-man-working-is-offensive-and-racist/

  48. Just A Citizen says:

    Anita

    aka; Jon Smith comment

    Thanks for the heads up. Not on vacation, just been busy trying to get things done before the heat and smoke take over in the afternoon.

    So lets address Mr. Smith’s comments.

    “Corporations enjoy a number of legal protections, especially those owners and officers, that privately held businesses do not. THIS IS TRUE, HOWEVER THESE PROTECTIONS HAVE BEEN ERODING WITH TIME. THUS THE ADVANCEMENT OF E&O INSURANCE.

    The reason corporations should have fewer rights in terms of speech and operation than any other business, is that they protect their officers from many of the consequences of the market. EMPLOYEES AND OWNERS ARE NOT PROTECTED FROM MARKET FORCES. NO PROFIT, NO PAY, NO DIVIDENDS, NO JOBS. THEY ARE PROTECTED FROM CERTAIN PERSONAL LIABILITY ISSUES, THAT IS LAW SUITS AGAINST THE INDIVIDUAL SHARE HOLDERS AND OFFICERS, UNDER CERTAIN BUT NOT ALL SITUTATIONS. BUT HOW IRONIC THAT THE LIBERTARIAN, ANARCHO-CAPITALISTS WOULD RATIONALIZE WHY PEOPLE HAVE “FEWER RIGHTS” BECAUSE THEY WORK OR OWN SHARES IN A PARTICULAR FORM OF BUSINESS.

    Furthermore, with publicly held corporations (an many private ones), the monies and even decisions of the business are made by vote, and do not represent the decisions or beliefs of all of the owners. To convey free speech on a corporation is to ignore this fact. VOTING IS A LONG HELD CIVILIZED MEANS OF MAKING DECISIONS IN GROUPS. AMONG THOSE ARE LLC, LLP, PARTNERSHIPS, TRUSTS, REITS, etc,. IF SOME DON’T LIKE IT THEY ARE FREE TO LEAVE THE GROUP. RIGHTS ARE NOT SUBJECT TO MEMBERSHIP IN A GROUP. AGAIN, FREE SPEECH WAS AFFIRMED TO THE INDIVIDUALS WHO MADE THE DECISIONS. IT MATTERS NOT HOW THE DECISIONS ARE MADE. I MOST CERTAINLY HOPE THIS FACT WAS IGNORED, AS IT IS IRRELEVANT.

    Individuals are free to act as they wish and spend money as they wish, but a corporation should not have such flexibility. AH, NOW WE GET TO THE REAL ISSUE. FREEDOM FOR ME BUT NOT FOR YOU. THE ANARCHO-CAPITALISTS WILL DECIDE WHO HAS RIGHTS AND UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS.

    Corporations already allow massive fortunes derived from many to be controlled by a few. AS DOES EVERY OTER FORM OF BUSINESS ALONG WITH VARIOUS FORMS OF TRUSTS. THE ONLY BUSINESS EXCEPTION IS SOLE PROPRIETOR. AND WHAT DOES THIS FACT HAVE TO DO WITH RIGHTS OF THOSE WHO OWN SAID COMPANY? SOUNDS LIKE JELOUSY OR ENVY TO ME.

    To act as is they are the same as other businesses is absurd. NOBODY HAS CLAIMED THEY ARE THE SAME “FORM” OF BUSINESS OR THAT THEY “FUNCTION” THE SAME UNDER THE LAWS GOVERNING THEIR ORGANIZATION. THAT DOES NOT ELIMINATE THE FACT THAT CORPORATIONS ARE OWNED AND RUN BY PEOPLE.

    Even the free market itself cannot possibly operate in a corporate environment. WHAT A SILLY CLAIM. CORPORATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO THE SAME FORCES AS ALL OTHER BUSINESSES. AND THEIR EXISTENCE CERTAINLY DOES NOT ELIMINATE FREEDOM OF THE MARKET PLACE.

    Many regulations and such that are in place are easily justified by their supporters because of the consolidation of power the corporations are capable of and indeed engage in. RATIONALIZING REGULATIONS OF PEOPLE AND THEIR BUSINESS IS DONE WITH LITTLE RATIONAL SUPPORT. IT MATTERS NOT WHAT THE FORM OF BUSINESS. I SUBMIT IT IS MORE ABOUT ENVY AND COVETING THAN WHETHER THE BUSINESS IS A CORPORATION OR PARTNERSHIP.

    You want full rights for your business decisions? Carry the full risk also. You should not have it both ways. WHO ARE YOU TO DECIDE WHAT I MUST DO TO EXERCISE MY RIGHTS? BY WHAT AUTHORITY DO YOU DECLARE THE LEVEL OF RISK I MUST ASSUME ON UNRELATED FRONTS TO EXERCISE MY RIGHT TO SPEAK FREELY?

    BY THE WAY, THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT FREE MARKETS THAT WOULD PREVENT THE COPORATE FORM OF GOVT. FROM DEVELOPING. THE PRIMARY TRAIT OF THE CORPORATON WAS NOT ITS INDEMNITY OF OFFICERS AND OWNERS, BUT ITS ABILITY TO RAISE MONEY BY SELLING COMMON SHARES OF STOCK INSTEAD OF “PARTNERSHIP SHARES” OR OTHER FORMS OF “SHARES” IN A TRUST, PARTNERSHIP, ETC.

    THE INDEMNITY DEVELOPED WITH LEGAL CASES AND VARIOUS LAWS PASSED AND COURT RULINGS. THE “LMITED LIABILITY COMPANY” DEVELOPED FROM THE MARKET AND PROVIDES MUCH OF THE SAME INDEMNITY PROTECTION.

  49. by Judicial Watch | July 7, 2015
    Judicial Watch today released new Department of Justice (DOJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents that include an official “DOJ Recap” report detailing an October 2010 meeting between Lois Lerner, DOJ officials and the FBI to plan for the possible criminal prosecution of targeted nonprofit organizations for alleged illegal political activity.

    The newly obtained records also reveal that the Obama DOJ wanted IRS employees who were going to testify to Congress to turn over documents to the DOJ before giving them to Congress. Records also detail how the Obama IRS gave the FBI 21 computer disks, containing 1.25 million pages of confidential IRS returns from 113,000 nonprofit social 501(c)(4) welfare groups – or nearly every 501(c)(4) in the United States – as part of its prosecution effort. According to a letter from then-House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, “This revelation likely means that the IRS – including possibly Lois Lerner – violated federal tax law by transmitting this information to the Justice Department.”

    The documents were produced subsequent to court orders in two Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits: Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service (No. 1:14-cv-1956) and Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 1:14-cv-1239).

    The new IRS documents include a October 11, 2010 “DOJ Recap” memo sent by IRS Exempt Organizations Tax Law Specialist Siri Buller to Lerner and other top IRS officials explaining an October 8 meeting with representatives from the Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section and “one representative from the FBI” to discuss the possible criminal prosecution of nonprofit organizations for alleged political activity:

    On October 8, 2010, Lois Lerner, Joe Urban [IRS Technical Advisor, TEGE], Judy Kindell [top aide to Lerner], Justin Lowe [Technical Advisor to the Commissioner of Tax-Exempt and Government Entities], and Siri Buller met with the section chief and other attorneys from the Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section, and one representative from the FBI, to discuss recent attention to the political activity of exempt organizations.

    The section’s attorneys expressed concern that certain section 501(c) organizations are actually political committees “posing” as if they are not subject to FEC law, and therefore may be subject to criminal liability. The attorneys mentioned several possible theories to bring criminal charges under FEC law. In response, Lois and Judy eloquently explained the following points:
    •Under section 7805(b), we may only revoke or modify an organization’s exemption retroactively if it omitted or misstated a material fact or operated in a manner materially different from that originally represented.

    •If we do not have these misrepresentations, the organization may rely on our determination it is exempt. However, the likelihood of revocation is diminished by the fact that section 501(c)(4)-(c)(6) organizations are not required to apply for recognition of exemption.

    •We discussed the hypothetical situation of a section 501(c)(4) organization that declares itself exempt as a social welfare organization, but at the end of the taxable year has in fact functioned as a political organization. Judy explained that such an organization, in order to be in compliance, would simply file Form 1120-POL and paying tax at the highest corporate rate.

    Lois stated that although we do not believe that organizations which are subject to a civil audit subsequently receive any type of immunity from a criminal investigation, she will refer them to individuals from CI who can better answer that question. She explained that we are legally required to separate the civil and criminal aspects of any examination and that while we do not have EO law experts in CI, our FIU agents are experienced in coordinating with CI.

    The attorneys asked whether a change in the law is necessary, and whether a three-way partnership among DOJ, the FEC, and the IRS is possible to prevent prohibited activity by these organizations. Lois listed a number of obstacles to the attorneys’ theories:

    [REDACTED]

    She pointed to Revenue Ruling 2004-6, which was drafted in light of the electioneering communication rules before they were litigated.

    Just prior this meeting, the IRS began the process of providing the FBI confidential taxpayer information on nonprofit groups. An IRS document confirms the IRS supplied the FBI with 21 disks containing 1.25 million pages of taxpayer records:

    FROM: Hamilton David K

    SENT: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 2:49 PM

    TO: Whittaker Sherry [Director, GE Program Management], Blackwell Robert M

    SUBJECT: RE: Question

    There are 113,000 C4 returns from January 1, 2007 to now. Assuming they want all pages including redacted ones, that’s 1.25 million pages … If we get started on it right away, before the 10th when the monthly extracts start, we can probably get it done in a week or so….

    The DOJ documents also include a July 16, 2013, email from an undisclosed Justice Department official to a lawyer for IRS employees asking that the Obama administration get information from congressional witnesses before Congress does:

    One last issue. If any of your clients have documents they are providing to Congress that you can (or would like to) provide to us before their testimony, we would be pleased to receive them. We are 6103 authorized and I can connect you with TIGTA to confirm; we would like the unredacted documents.

    “These new documents show that the Obama IRS scandal is also an Obama DOJ and FBI scandal,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The FBI and Justice Department worked with Lois Lerner and the IRS to concoct some reason to put President Obama’s opponents in jail before his reelection. And this abuse resulted in the FBI’s illegally obtaining confidential taxpayer information. How can the Justice Department and FBI investigate the very scandal in which they are implicated?”

    On April 16, 2014, Judicial Watch forced the IRS to release documents revealing for the first time that Lerner communicated with the DOJ in May 2013 about whether it was possible to launch criminal prosecutions against targeted tax-exempt entities. The documents were obtained due to court order in an October 2013 Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit filed against the IRS.

    Those documents contained an email exchange between Lerner and Nikole C. Flax, then-chief of staff to then-Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller discussing plans to work with the DOJ to prosecute nonprofit groups that “lied” (Lerner’s quotation marks) about political activities. The exchange included a May 8, 2013, email by Lerner:

    I got a call today from Richard Pilger Director Elections Crimes Branch at DOJ … He wanted to know who at IRS the DOJ folk s [sic] could talk to about Sen. Whitehouse idea at the hearing that DOJ could piece together false statement cases about applicants who “lied” on their 1024s –saying they weren’t planning on doing political activity, and then turning around and making large visible political expenditures. DOJ is feeling like it needs to respond, but want to talk to the right folks at IRS to see whether there are impediments from our side and what, if any damage this might do to IRS programs. I told him that sounded like we might need several folks from IRS…

    Democratic Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse held a hearing on April 9, 2013, during which, “in questioning the witnesses from the DOJ and IRS, Whitehouse asked why they have not prosecuted 501(c)(4) groups that have seemingly made false statements about their political activities…”

    The House Oversight Committee followed up on these Judicial Watch disclosures with hearings and interviews of Pilger and his boss, DOJ Public Integrity Chief Jack Smith. Besides confirming the DOJ’s 2013 communications with Lerner, Pilger admitted to the committee that DOJ officials met with Lerner in October 2010. Judicial Watch obtained new documents about these meetings in December 2014 showing the Obama DOJ initiated outreach to the IRS about prosecuting tax-exempt entities.

    Following Judicial Watch’s lead, the House also found out about the IRS transmittal of the confidential taxpayer information to the FBI. Because of this public disclosure, the FBI was forced to return the 1.25 million pages to the IRS.

  50. New info that will be coming out in the near future. Michael Bloomberg sent out an email to his gun grabber groups to “get ready to roll” the day before the Sandy Hook stuff. To add, recent FOIA hearings are showing that no one in that town knows who paid for the nice electronic sign, which told people to sign in, or the porta potty’s. Plus, there is NOTHING that shows anything about the kids from there who sang at the Superbowl. Imagine that!

    • Knowing the very limited amount of knowledge of guns by the gun grabbers, they are likely going to believe the killer and claim the gun magically went off by itself (then call for the release of the killer). Always remember, to the gun grabbers, facts don’t matter one wit. The only thing that matters is what they have been brainwashed to believe.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Watched Greta on Fox late last night addressing this incident. Along with two guests.

      She once again validated my view she is the dumbest person holding down a full time gig on a major network.

      She sat there with her usual, “why don’t they do something” complaint against Congress, POTUS, the States, the legislatures, etc. etc. She then fell into the BS rhetoric that “if only they had passed comprehensive immigration reform” this would not have happened.

      Hint to future media stars. If you want to report on Govt policy issues take the time to figure out how govt works and how the policies actually affect what it is you are reporting on.

      Yes Greta………YOU ARE A DUNCE.

      • Hiya JAC……howzit going up there? More rain today…..another 2-4 inches expected. How far are you from Salt Lake?

        • Just A Citizen says:

          d13thecolonel

          Just your kind of weather……….HOT and DRY.

          Oh, and fairly smoky but not as bad as this past Sunday and Monday. We were downwind of a 2000 + acre fire on the south end of Lake Pend Oreille.

          Drive time I am probably about 12 hours from SLC. But only 45 minutes from Spokane, hint, hint.

          Can you land that plane of yours at Hayden airport??

        • Just A Citizen says:

          d13

          Here are the particulars on the CdA airport. Apparently they changed the name while I was away. Now is Coeur d’Alene Airport.

          Since they land corporate jets here I assume you can handle it. 😉

          https://www.airnav.com/airport/KCOE

        • Just A Citizen says:

          d13

          Can you land and take off from this one? On take off you need power to out climb the surrounding mountains. You need to circle to gain elevation before flying west or north from Salmon. Downdrafts can get you if you don’t.

          https://www.airnav.com/airport/KSMN

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            JAC…don’t get the Colonel into trouble, he has a wine delivery to NC in late August.

            • Just A Citizen says:

              Dale

              No worries. Wasn’t going to suggest Salmon until October anyway. The air is cooler and the steelhead more numerous.

              • Dale A Albrecht says:

                JAC…seeing that I can not seem to get the copy function to post a jpg photo from my own files to SUFA….anything from the web I have no issue with. Here’s my email so I can send you a “fish” photo when you send me an email to— dale_albrecht@suddenlink.net

          • This airport is also no major problem….just interesting….reminds me of Reno, Nevada looking at it. The requirements on takeoff are just a minimum rate of climb 295 pm….field elevation here is 4,044 ft with a 5100 foot airstrip….no issues…just have to watch the highest peaks around…there are several that are 9000+…..and one that is 11000…..

            But the route I would probably take would be from the South….up the valley from Idaho Falls. There are a couple of security areas around that I have to be aware of….but the main issue that I would be worried about would be security for the plane…but I can call up there and see if there is a hangar available.

            Which is closer to you…?

            • Just A Citizen says:

              d13

              Coeur d’Alene is closer. Like 15 minutes from the front porch. Spokane takes about 45 minutes to get to.

              As for those Gremlins I am not sure where they hide, but have not seen any in a few years. I think they left when the Arian Nation left. Maybe they followed the Southern Poverty Law Center back to whatever cave they crawled out of after the big lawsuit here.

              Salmon, is several hours. I was just doing some thinking ahead. Like meeting there for a few days of steelhead fishing in the fall. Another option for that kind of fun would be the airport in Lewiston, Idaho.

              Oh, that “valley” from Idaho Falls is called the Lemhi Valley. And yes, the mountains are high on all sides. The hazard in Salmon has always been “leaving”. People get in a hurry and try to go over the mountains before gaining enough elevation to handle a severe downdraft. Less room than Reno but similar. Another like those is Missoula, MT.

              As for security, your in redneck Idaho my friend. More guns per capita than Texas.

              • Well, even in red neck country, without ample security, the avionics on my plane will be fair game.

                As far as flying in the mountains….no problem. I have been through the mountain safety course twice….and part of the training was flying up a box canyon and losing one of two engines…….increases the pucker factor greatly…..the first time I had to “hammerhead” out of a box canyon….it took three surgeons and a crowbar to get the seat out of my butt.

              • Sig other has never been very many places…..we are going to take a trip around the country via Colonel Airlines…..goingto the East Coast to see Dale…..headed up to your area to break bread..maybe a little swat and find..

  51. Dale A Albrecht says:

    http://home.suddenlink.net/news/read/category/AP%20Top%20News%20-%20US%20Headlines/article/the_associated_press-house_moves_to_ban_confederate_flag_in_federal_cem-ap

    Cowards…quietly done

    ….shouldn’t by extention the government remove all visual monuments, including the relief at Stone Mountain…..We’re following ISIS in destroying all vestiges of past history in the areas they control.

  52. Dale A Albrecht says:

    And now Paula Dean is in trouble again for “alleged” racist portrayals. This time for a halloween show, her son portrayed Desi Arnez. Desi Arnez was Cuban American that came from a long line of spanish landowning and political families in Cuba. So dressing up a SPANISH-CUBAN-AMERICAN is racist….how?

    Solution…ban all portrayals by ANY person or actor other than the race/cultural they actually are…including Navahos acting as Apaches……destroy all images of “West Side Story” were a Russian portrayed a Puerto Rican.

    This is totally getting out of hand and the people have got to put a stop to this insanity.

  53. Just A Citizen says:

    And they wonder why Social Security always needs “fixing”!

    I have been informed by Uncle Sam that Lil’ JAC will now get Soc. Sec. Disability (SSD or SSDI) payments instead of Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

    The difference? SSI is funded by tax dollars allocated by the budget process. Remember, we covered this before.

    SSD is covered by my personal payroll contributions. In other words, the Govt is paying my son because I paid into Soc. Sec. payroll taxes. And get this. It does NOT reduce my own Soc. Sec. retirement benefit.

    In short, my son is draining the Soc. Sec. FUND. And it was the Govt. who made that decision.

    His total benefit remains the same, they just substitute SSD, based on my payroll record, for much of his SSI money.

  54. Dale A Albrecht says:

    http://home.suddenlink.net/news/read/category/AP%20Top%20News%20-%20US%20Headlines/article/the_associated_press-obama_administration_to_address_housing_segregatio-ap

    I wonder how long it will take before this model community will turn into a S!!!hole like all other projects in Chicago and elsewhere.

    • It is going to do the same thing it did in the 60’s and 70’s…..create slums and start another white flight….that’s all. The minute HUD starts something is a well to do neighborhood….it is a gone neighborhood.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        I agree for the most part, except one thing. It is not just “white’ flight. It is anyone who cares about their family, life and property. Black, white, asian, anybody.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        The big political launch of the NEW campaign to break down racial barriers in housing sure couldn’t have picked a better spot…so hypocritical……Chicago has been run lock stock and barrel by the Democrats since 1923. Worse than Baltimore. And most of the time since the 50’s by two guys father and son…the Daley’s

  55. http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-philbin/2015/07/08/10-reasons-espn-msnbc-better-video

    Rarely watch ESPN anyway, now, won’t even bother to see whats on it.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      When I lived up north I used to watch CBS (Canadian Broadcasting System) especially during the Olympics. They showed the sports and didn’t go over and over ad nauseum about all the trials and tribulations people who were the athletes and their suffering and drama…all crying and bemoaning…who cared. The Canadians had a big interest in Ameican sports so the teams got equal time and no BS. probably changed by now with all the PC stuff….If there are anyone more single-minded to succeed in their chosen avocation I do not know who it is. Those athletes are poster men and women to “dedication to the exclusion of all else”

      • I don’t watch ESPN, or much of anything else in the summer. I’ll flip on FOX or CNN for background noise in the morning while I’m surfing the net and having coffee (I like my morning coffee). Anymore, I can’t stand any of the big news networks, they are totally sold out to the ruling elite. I have a nice country music channel I put on most of the time now. Check my lower comment below.

  56. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I re-read Frederick Forsyth’s novel “The Fist of God” written in 1994 about the 1st gulf war. In it he has a political analysis, whether and actual paper or “fiction” I do not know. However, I believe if a novelist can predict the outcome of the wars in Iraq to the degree of accuracy he did, the State Dept should hire him or orthers of his caliber to formulate our foreign policy. It might solve a lot of problems in the future…..for those of you that have the hard copy edition the pages of interest are between 408 and 411. Absolutely predicted the way the government turned out and the prediction of the current events in that area. Including with the successes of the Kurds against ISIS (not around then) but the reaction of Turkey to the continued independence of a revitalized Kurdish nation. Turkey is stated in the news the other day to be planning on intervening against the Kurds. Even though they seem to be having the only major success against ISIS.

  57. Good grief! After changing out a trail cam chip, came home, flipped on FOX to see if there were any terrorist attacks. None. But, listening for a short while, Greta said, quote” It will be Clinton vs. Bush”. Trump is a problem for the Republican party , obviously because he don’t tow the party line. Funny watching the Globalist’s squirm a little over trump. They don’t want him to get too popular, it might screw up their plans. This is getting funny. To watch FOX diss a conservative, because he isn’t towing that line. How can anyone seriously believe the elections are honest? What a JOKE.

    • Next story, ISIS and what a threat they are. I do have a question for the SUFA family. I carry a pistol everywhere (that is legal), how many of you are prepared to defend yourself at the grocery store on the next visit?

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Not I. Where I shop and go out are so many active duty Marines and or retired personnel I’ll just get out of their line of fire. I feel even safer at home now. A new neighbor was an Army MP and she is (SWAT) Southern Women Armed & Trained. She has a full complement of on duty police officers checking out the house now several times a day. The neighbor behind is also fully weaponized. The wife doesn’t have a concealed carry permit. She leaves it out on the seat and in the open when not in the car.

      • Hmmm…..I wonder if I carry one?

  58. Ladies and gentleman of SUFA I…………………………………………..have a new article going up in the morning. 😀

  59. CNN just had a pretty good expose on Greece for the tourists…..the Euro will carry very little weight……if you plan on visiting GReece as a tourist, the tourist bureau is saying it will take three times the amount of Euros and be prepared that the ATM’s are out of service. Most have run out of money and in some of the ATM’s that take out of country credit cards, they will be allowed unlimited wthdrawals while the locals are being cut from $60 to $40….so, the tourist industry is warning tourists that if they take out large amounts at the remaining ATM’s expect trouble from robberies and pick pockets.

    Also, as of today, the restaurants report that they only have food for the next 7 days….the reason is that the shipyards and docks are empty…there are no more food deliveries without cash. Ships are turning around and leaving….food stuffs being brought in from Europe and neighboring states are charging three times the price and are demanding Euros in payment and are not taking any other currency other than the USD or the Euro….they are not accepting the Russian or Chinese currency. and are even turnng down the Swiss Franc.

    HOwever, according to the Greek Bureau of Tourism, the reaction of tourists has surprised them as bookings are beginning to be cancelled.

    In addition, the young people do not understand why they cant keep going like it is…they have absolutely no concept of money…..they are all saying that we are not going tovote for more austere cuts…we are entitled to our pensions and things….Europe has a responsibility to continue to bail themout..they believe.

    The EC would be stupid to loan more money…..and the Germans, who know that it is the GErman taxpayer that is hold up the EURO….has said enough.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      I am really stupid on economics…but if a bank holds individuals/families to a strict debt to income criteria for loans why in God’s name is it any different for the State….oh it’s called legal plunder….if the State would just keep itself to those roles defined by the constitution the people might just have enough money to take care of themselves….the more they take the less we have to take care of ourselves ergo the State demand for more etc etc etc.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        Dale

        It is different for States because they have two things families do not.

        1. The power to tax.

        2. The power to print money.

        Oh and one other thing.

        A monopoly on the use of FORCE, to enforce the people to comply with the first two.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          JAC…I was being somewhat rhetorical….the end result is always the same. A total collapse of the financial system whether it’s the individual, family or State. In the State by taking the people eventually just plain quit and the death spiral is rather quick. The State by just printing eventually makes the currency worthless and by doing so just prolongs the inevidable, agaiin a collapse…..The State argues against counterfeiting by saying it’s not backed and will lead to a dilution of the “legal” currency. The State (The Federal Reserve in our case) prints money out of thin air backed by nothing other than more printed money by the purchasers of those bonds. Since the early 70’s when the world went off any semblance of currencies backed by reality and assets to pay for the “social” agendas we’ve been lost. My brother alway said it is an illusion of wealth. What you could buy with a dollar in 70 buys you maybe a dimes worth of that same item. If you are on salary or or wages you maybe and probably not will be behind the standard of living that you had in 70.

  60. Dale A Albrecht says:

    http://home.suddenlink.net/news/read/category/US/article/the_associated_press-court_revises_test_on_determining_native_american-ap

    Not even discussing whether or not the sentence fit the crime or even the argument of why US Federal law endorcement continues to handle all serious crime (in an allegedly sovereign nation)….why is race or tribe affiliation DNA test any self defining gender have to do with “Just the facts ma’am” did they commit the crime or not?

  61. South Carolina is rewriting their history…..now that the “dreaded Confederate flag” has been removed….there is a new bill being introduced to eliminate from the history books in South Carolina and reference to the War between the States…….so now we burn books.

  62. Baltimore Mayor fires police chief because he did not do anything….except follow her orders….and the fact that there has been ( I think they said…a 110%) increase in homicides since the riot. So, what do you expect? Of course, there is going to be an increase in the homicide rate….everyone with one half of a brain called this one….and it is not going to stop….

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