Monday miscellany

 Monday miscellany

1. CONFISCATION: Panicked Europeans Rush ATMs as Leaders Move To Seize Funds Directly From Bank Account Holders : “For those who don’t believe the government is prepared to take extreme measures that may include the seizing of retirement accounts, cash savings or even gold, look no further than Cyprus, the latest recipient of bank bailouts.”

2. If gun control passes, there will come ‘free speech control’ and the government banning of websites, books and art : “The purpose of the Bill of Rights is to establish a line in the sand that cannot be crossed by government. The founders rightly saw government as an eternal threat against freedom and justice, knowing that all governments inevitably grow out of control like a cancer tumor.”

3. Growing Number Of States Eye Bills To Defy Federal Gun Laws : “Will Obama respect states that pass legislation in defiance of federal law when it comes to firearms? No according to the federal government states have no rights but what is given to then on a federal level. Sounds kind of like a dictatorship doesn’t it…”

4. Radioactive solar blast to hit Earth : “A burst of radioactive solar particles has erupted from the Sun, streaking toward Earth at 900 miles per second, NASA has announced. The event, called a coronal mass ejection, or CME, while not occurring as frequently as solar flares, is still a common phenomenon. This time, however, rather than projecting out into space, it’s headed straight for Earth.”

5. FBI snooping tactic ruled unconstitutional : “A US judge has ordered the FBI to stop its “pervasive” use of National Security letters to snoop on phone and email records, ruling that the widespread tactic was unconstitutional.”

6. Company to Sell Drone Defenses : “An Oregon company says that it has developed and will soon start selling technology that disables unmanned aircraft.”

7. G&A Ranks the Best States for Gun Owners in 2013 : I was surprised to see Idaho so far down on the list at #32.

Comments

  1. I was just reading on what is happening in Europe … the state of the world is in disarray right now

  2. #1 – holy crap. That’s all I got to say about that. Well, I’d like to say something stronger but I’ll keep those words to myself.

    #4 – I read somewhere that while this CME could have some effects, it’s not nearly as strong as the one that killed the power grid in Quebec a while back. That’s not to say more won’t come tho so stay prepared right?

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  4. Buuurr in Ohio says:

    The gun states topic was of interest to me. They actually have it incorrect for Ohio. We do have capacity restrictions. If you have a mag that hold more than 30 rounds it is actually considered a machine gun according to the wording of Ohio law. So… most gun shops (all I have been to here) will only sell you 20 round mags.

  5. #1. My Better Half is in Europe for the next 10 days on business. The reports she hearing is that Italy is bracing for real problems. In Milan, one of the stops for her, everywhere she looks she sees spray painted “Occupy Revolution” on the buildings.

    I’m no genius, but it seems to me that if/when Social Security goes broke, TPTB will do the same to what is left in people’s 401K’s and IRA’s here.

    Sort of off topic but we got a new critter her on the ranch. Besides my 24 cats, 12 dogs, and Pico the Parrot, we got a Jackass, which we’ll name Cain.

    Peace, Love, and Superior Firepower!

  6. riverrider says:

    cyprus is a test bed for the conglomerate banks. it will migrate to all the embattled economies including ours. the same thing was considered here after qe2 failed to help. tptb are openly searching for more “revenue streams” to support their socialist agenda. they want you to report your roth ira now, so they can tax it later. they want ira managers to be required to “invest” sizable portions of your ira in gov debt. armed robbery, plain n simple.

  7. Mystery Guest says:

    I had read this earlier this morning then had heck finding it. We need more, especially in California.
    http://news.yahoo.com/colo-sheriff-refuses-enforce-gun-control-bills-024608155.html

    1. Coming to a bank near you
    2. We already have “speech” control. It is called hate speech when it goes against even the tinist of infractions on anything you do not consider Right-Good-Morale.
    3. Good.
    4. Nothing we can do about it
    5.Well finally 1 thing in our favor.
    6. I read about this last night. Didn’t help me out much as of now.
    7. Yeah, read this yesterday. I am like the one commenter, I hate slide shows. But it is still good info to cogitate over.

  8. riverrider says:

    we woke up to snow,sleet n freezing rain. more than the weatherfools thought. wildfire in tennessee wiping out a tourist area, and one in s.c. doing same. wonder if they are related? tdl is going to israel more to support the p.l.o. than the israeli’s……the court is set to here arguements today against ny’s stop-and-frisk policy. ’bout time. sooner or later it will dawn to the new york fascist that we still, for the moment, have a constitution. too bad he might have to be convinced at the end of a bayonet. sic semper tyrannis. III !

    • HomeINsteader says:

      Well, rr, I determined to not post any longer (I have my reasons), but, I MUST break my own rule, this one time.

      I shared a post on here a few months back, can’t tell you just when.

      Muslims in this country have been told to set our country on fire, to “burn us out”. Could very well be their work.

      • WYO Ryder says:

        HomeINsteader,
        Are you not posting because of someone’s ‘not very nice’ post? I would not think that is the reason as from your other posts, you are a strong, intelligent person (that wouldn’t allow some trivial thing bother you :-))
        I miss you!! Hope you are well, am praying for you too.
        God Bless you girl!

        • HomeINsteader says:

          You are a sweet spirit, WYORyder. You can contact me at: HTOITA2012@gmail.com and I will send you “another” email address from there. I do keep in touch with a few pack members in this manner. Blessings to you, and all that is yours,

          • Dang, Home’r, what happened?

          • worrisome says:

            Homie! Don’t let that person upset you? He is very ill……..just forgive him for the shortness, draw on your great knowledge of forgiveness in the Bible and stay with us….

            • breadmomma says:

              just might be OPSEC…I do not comment much…but still enjoy…just keeping very low profile in these interesting of times.

            • PGCPrepper says:

              You are correct. I do apologize. I haven’t left the sofa in a month except when I have to and am self medicating if you will. I have not commented often here lately except the one day I felt OK. I will continue to refrain on bad days.

            • HomeINsteader says:

              Hey, worrisome, BamBam, and breadmomma!

              I know to whom you refer and I know he is very ill, and I am so very sorry for his health issues. Truly, I am; and I do hold him prayerfully.

              But, you know what? There are lots of people here with some very serious health issues. We all have our crosses to bear; nevertheless, it’s no excuse for:

              1. vulgarity
              Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

              2. ugly, hateful words:
              Matt. 12:34-36
              34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart[a] brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.

              or bad behavior, (too many scriptures to support this to post them here!);

              These things are true ESPECIALLY when we align ourselves with the Cross of Christ.

              We all will give an account, and I don’t believe excuses will be cashed in like tokens.

              If I ever get to that point (and I might), it is my prayer that I will have the heart and mind of Job. Oh, yes, I might cry out for Holy G-d to finish me, to end my suffering, but in the end, I would HOPE that when all seemed lost in this world, that I would cling to what I know to be true about my Holy G-d and His promises, regardless of my circumstances. None of us knows what we would do in any given set of circumstances, until we walk that path, now, do we? But I would hope I would cling to what I know to be true about Him and His promises to me, regardless.

              I like what a Warsaw Jew wrote on a basement wall, discovered after they were “exterminated” and the Warsaw ghetto was leveled by the Nazis: “I know that G-d is, even when I can not feel Him”. That’s the kind of faith I hope and pray for.

              So, between repeated nasty attacks (personal attacks not allowed?), concerns for increased OpSec (good catch, breadmomma) and a couple of trolls you just can’t kill…

              Prov. 18:2 a fool takes no pleasure in understanding,
              but only in expressing his opinion.

              Time is short, trying to make the best of what we have; still learning, still teaching. Just finished a canning class (teaching) locally; 15 people who, last week, did not know how to home can now know how to home can. Still teaching prepping skills at the local level, as well. Doing some writing for a couple of sites, as well (under various names). Too busy to fuss with people! It’s all good.

              well, you know how to reach me, y’all!

              Blessings to each and every one of you,

              HERE, THERE, OR IN THE AIR!

      • axelsteve says:

        they have been seen starting wildfires a few years ago. The Barry media blamed it on campers though.

        • Babycatcher says:

          I call BS. I live near those TN fires. We lost a huge hotel( same type of construction) last year, and tptb here won’t listen when people are trying to get building ordinances passed to make the builders put the houses farther apart. They are clustered on top of the mountains, huge palaces that the advertisers call cabins. Some have ten bedrooms. Four floors made of logs and other flammable things. And they are built right on top of each other, sometimes 15-20 feet apart!! It only takes a stray cigarette, and the place is toast. Personally, I think it’s arson, however, all it would take is a good lightning strike to set it off… Sevier County didn’t even have building codes til about 2005. Up til that point people could (and did) build whatever they wanted, wherever they wanted. I’m all for liberty, except when they build these monstrosities so close to my land…:(

          • Babycatcher says:

            BS to Barry, that is. Wouldn’t surprise me in the least to find someone being paid to start them, so they could justify asking for more federal funds for firefighting equipment. We produce the most tax revenue in the state per capita, and most of it gets sent to Nashville, then funneled to the dregs in Memphis.

    • HomeINsteader says:

      I found the article:

      From: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d46_1336103325

      Unleash Hell': New Al Qaeda magazine describes in detail how to start huge forest fires across the U.S..with instructions on how to make ‘ember bombs’
      Al Qaeda has called upon its followers to unleash massive forest fires upon the United States this summer.Published in the latest edition of the notorious terror magazine, ‘Inspire’, are graphic instructions for the creation and ignition of ‘ember bombs’Detailed in the memorably titled, ‘It is of your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb’, the magazine encourages any would-be terrorist to target Montana, because of the rapid population growth in its wooded areas.

      The ninth issue of ‘Inspire’ magazine, Al-Qaeda’s English-language magazine which surfaced Wednesday, May 2, 2012, called for firebombing campaigns in the United States and offered hand-gun training tipsThere are articles on handgun training and how to best succeed as an urban assassin.

      The posted instructions on how to do this are at:

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2138758/Unleash-Hell-New-Al-Qaeda-magazine-describes-start-huge-forest-fires-U-S-instructions-make-ember-bombs.html#ixzz1try3pRnP

      http://righthereontheleftcoast.blogspot.com/2012/06/command-to-muslims-start-forest-fires.html

  9. WYO Ryder says:

    #1 – Crazy and very scary. Makes me sick to think it could happen here.

    #6 – A must have for all preppers – drone counter-measure!

  10. #6. I wonder how long the anti-drone company is going to stay afloat?

    #1. I was reading the articles last night on Cyprus. This ought to be “fun” to watch. Don’t forget – Coming to a Bank Near You!

  11. It would be nice if #6 had any details whatsoever on what it actually does.

  12. worrisome says:

    1. Here they will probably just try to print more money until we can’t afford a gallon of gas.
    2. Gun Control … Feinstein style. Here is an article that best sums up what the crazy woman uses as her “center”. Also, known fact that she new that Dan White was losing it and reported it to …………..nobody. So it is her guilt that leads the way. Her guilt should not be America’s problem. http://www.unitedliberty.org/articles/13004-did-dianne-feinstein-lie-then-compares-guns-to-filthy-films.
    3. People are already trying to compare the issues of states legalizing pot, to states making an effort to restate the 2nd ammendment.
    4. Wish I had built a Farrady cage every time I see one of these reports.
    5. Common sense won’t prevail on this one. We will be fighting this when the next civil war starts. They absolutely believe they have the right to meddle in everyone’s affairs. And this ruling I don’t think applies to the latest in being able to examine your financial matters.

    • Worrisome,

      Feinstein’s bill is already dead in the water.

      • worrisome says:

        Hope So Bam Bam, I will continue to worry about it until we find she hasn’t been able to attach the damn thing as an ammendment. Have no trust with her………….Someday I will take the time to give the history on her Mojave Preserve, where she is responsible for the death of 75% of the wildlife that used to be there. When she gets an idea in her head there is No One with more tenacity. To the point of insanity in all honesty.

  13. #1, a couple items of note. It is the account holders money they are going after, not the banks money. The bankers are aiding and abetting this theft so that they aren’t seized or “nationalized” by the government. How is that Fascism coming along? Electronic money, especially direct deposit of wages also facilitates this. In the U.S. if a bank branch of physcically closes or moves safety deposit boxes have to be moved as well. At those times it is probably their will be a government inspecotr available to see what customers are taking out of those boxes and moving. Banks are truly not your freind.

    • axelsteve says:

      Also Jay Carney commented on the issue and said a whole allot of nothing. Also he gave no reassurances that Barry would not follow suit in that practice.

  14. Some additional information on Cyprus bank account grab: The grab applies only to deposits above $130,000. And they are taking as much as 9.9 percent. I also read that the move targets Russian billionaires who use Cyprus as a tax haven. The ration of GDP to bank holdings in Cyprus is 1:8. They aren’t robbing the accounts of their own people. It looks like the EU says they will bail out Cyprus only if it skims the cream off the top of folks who have used Cyrus to hid their money. (I am speculating here–tying to figure out what is going on. It’s not the government of Cyprus that is doing this–it is a condition set by the EU. Big question: Why?)

    • A claim I made above (that only accounts with deposits above $130,000 would be targeted is false. I read another article that says all deposits would be targeted–lawmakers in Cyprus have not set a percentage that would be garnished. But it is expected that those with little money will be garnished at 3-6 percent and those with very large accounts may be garnished at 9-12 percent.

      • riverrider says:

        bam, roger that. this is a test case for the brussels euro bank. tptb have already done the math here, 26% of every account. if the people don’t rise up, it’ll move out across eurozone and here. the russians aren’t taking kindly, sending several ships into the area. ought to be fun to watch? i’d say time to cash out, clean out the accounts/deposit box.

        • Sw't Tater says:

          If you receive a check from ss or ssd it is mandated that it go direct deposit. If any entity has the right to deposit, they also can remove money from that account. When that money comes in, we always have a place for it to go…so as long as it comes in, it doesn’t sit too long. We prefer to spend it as we want not as someone else decides..

          • Indeed. That is why my wife’s account ONLY receives her S/S check every month and nothing else. It is transferred out of there ASAP and the account stands empty until the next S/S check shows up.

            • Old Guy,

              That’s smart. Did you know that when your spouse dies, Social Security puts a freeze on your spouse’s account? (That’s important to know when you need to plan for funeral expenses. We have a friend whose husband recently dies. She wrote a check for the funeral. The check bounced because the feds put a hold on their account.)

              • Nope, didn’t know that. We didn’t have any trouble when my Mom passed in Aug. of ’11, but they’re changing stuff so fast these days something could surely have been enacted since.

                There isn’t much this admin won’t try to keep you under control.

              • Encourager says:

                Thank you for this info. I told my dh; he will check into it. If necessary, we will have to make some changes – not only to our accounts but to his mom’s. He is on her accounts because he has POA and pays all her bills. We may have to set up separate accounts just for her – and ours – SS checks. (We are all retired.)

                It has always been the rule that if one dies anytime during the month, even the last day of the month, you are not entitled to your SS check for the entire month. They expect you to reimburse that check ASAP.

        • riverrider;
          Could you please tell me what “tptb” means, I have seen it listed a couple of times. I do not text so this is one I am having a hard time decipering.

          • riverrider; the correct wording is deciphering, did not catch my spelling error.

          • WYO Ryder says:

            Becky – tptb = the powers that be

            PS i don’t text either and have to ask about abbreviations on this blog too :-)

  15. GoneWithTheWind says:

    The EU is crumbling. Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, who is next. Make no mistake countries like Germany and France have plans in place to print a new currency to use after the fall of the EU and the euro. Ironically this is good for the U.S. (and bad). Good because the U.S. is the safest place for money to flee to. Bad because it will prop up our disasterous policies that are making it worse for us day by day. When our own house of cards collapses it will be the biggest “thud” in history. It cannot be avoided, the U.S. passed through an “event horizon” somewhere between 2009 and 2012 and we are in a irreversible downward spiral. We cannot tax enough to pay our month to month expenses so we must borrow. We cannot afford to pay even the interest on our current debt so we are forced to borrow to pay the interest. We are unwilling to even try to live within our means so we are hooked on debt and will continue to borrow and print a mountain of debt until it collapses. The only unknowns are when and how bad will it get?

    • I don’t know if I agree with that 100%. I do agree that is the expected result with the current administration. However, I was listening to Newt Gingrich on C-SPAN back in December and he said that the oil under our feet (in this country alone) can solve the crisis. Apparently we have more oil in reserves than Saudi Arabia does.

      We just need the will to go and get it. It can pay off the debt and spark a global recovery.

      • GoneWithTheWind says:

        I think the oil and NG we have could bring back a strong economy but I don’t think it could pay off the debt. There is a cost to getting the oil and NG out of the ground and to the consumer. In the case of oil it is already taxed at the max. it would be awesome if the U.S. could become energy independent but even if were were totally energy independent today there wouldn’t be any substantial increase in revenue to the government. Unless you or Newt are suggesting a dramatically higher tax on oil and NG nothing will really change just because the oil comes from within our country..

        Think about this, a simple objective every household could understand: We decide to live within our income (in the case of the government that means tax revenues), stop borrowing and pay off our debt at a rate that exceeds just the interest due. A simple plan that most households follow to get out of debt. Not radical, not impossible but simply the minimum to pull yourself out of debt at some point in the future. But our government couldn’t or won’t do this. Our government is like a junkie hooked on debt, they are not going to give up overspending and borrowing and printing money. There is only one thing that will stop them and that is bankruptcy.

      • riverrider says:

        there is something to be said for using our enemies oil and saving our own for when theirs runs out.

        • If you remember, WE were just about out of recoverable oil just a very few years ago. Suddenly there was frakking and oil and NG are abundant again. I don’t think it will be long before the Arabs/Middle East begin using this same technology with similar results. The reason they haven’t yet is they’re just now coming to the end of their “easy” oil, just like we did 20 years ago.

          We didn’t just run out and they won’t either.

        • Yep, there’s a reason why all those countries in the middle east want nuclear power–no one really knows how much oil is there.

  16. If pro is the opposite of con, then what is the opposite of progress?

  17. Rodger Ramjet says:

    What doesn’t surprise me is that the top 11 states for gun control are in the North East. Bunch of whiners.

    As for Cyprus, it’s coming folks.

  18. What happened to Cypress bank is a tax taken from everyone’s accounts. In a crisis, this government (president) can confiscate your property as I posted a week ago here. Gov’t has access to your bank accounts, from a bill precluding the Obamacare bill to set up confiscations. The IRS can confiscate your bank accounts without due process, just on suspicion, audits and false accusations. The president can shut down the internet, TV and all communications. These were bills all passed in congress by leftists loons, including the Rhinos.

    This is why some people have accounts in the Caymen Islands and Belieze, but it may happen there as well with their governments.When a country runs out of credit and money, this is what happens.

    Printing Monopoly Money is the Same Confiscation from your Accounts….Even though the Fed Reserve is printing money digitally for bank reserves because we can’t borrow that much from the world, IT is like confiscating our bank accounts and our cash stashes. It is like having $100 in buying power in the bank and when you take it out a year later it is only worth $75 worth of buying power. Printing money we don’t have is theft of our own personal money.

  19. #1 – Hold on because it’s coming to us one way or another, this is just the first “test” to see what the people will do.
    #2 – All of our Constitutional freedoms are under attack and I for one am SO tired of it… NOMI
    #3 – When push comes to shove TPTB will certainly have made a huge error in judgement of how they thought things would happen
    #4 – This should be interesting…
    #5 – So what makes you think a ruling is going to stop them?
    #6 – I’ll have to wait and see how this pans out, the problem is you spend lots of $$$ and find out it doesn’t work when you get blown up.
    #7 – Interesting, would have been better if it was just a list.

    Molon Labe

  20. # 1 , 2 , and 3
    all point to civil war ………..in my mind , long overdue .

  21. Just finished hearing a Christian radio program about how Martin Luther and the other Reformers looked at what they did by breaking away from the Catholic Church of their day.

    The Church 500 years ago was just as rotten as the Marxist knuckleheads we have today. What Luther, Calvin and the rest decided was that God’s law trumps Man’s law. This is important!

    Thus if a State comes along and says, “We’re taking 10% percent of your bank account” and it does not jibe with “Thou shalt no Steal” well that old Rebel T.R. is correct, the people are “Duty Bound” to express themselves to enforce God’s law!

    GOD’S LAW TRUMPS MAN’S LAW (remember that)

    • “GOD’S LAW TRUMPS MAN’S LAW (remember that)”

      always has , always will .

    • axelsteve says:

      unfortunatlly Martin luther morphed into what he was protesting. He would burn protestants to him like the church did to people like M Luther.

  22. #4 – The storm that is referenced already happened this weekend. FYI.

  23. Backwoods Prepper says:

    Something interesting I ran across while surfing the net lol.

    THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S CALCULATION OF AVAILABLE SOCIAL SECURITY IS THEY FORGOT TO FIGURE IN THE PEOPLE WHO DIED BEFORE THEY EVER COLLECTED A SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK!!!
    WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO?
    Remember, not only did you and I contribute to Social Security but your employer did, too.
    It totaled 15% of your income before taxes.
    If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500.
    Read that again.
    Did you see where the Government paid in one single penny?
    We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government bank to insure you and I that we would have a retirement check from the money we put in, not the Government.
    Now they are calling the money we put in an entitlement when we reach the age to take it back.
    If you calculate the future invested value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what the Government pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you’d
    have $892,919.98.
    If you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you’re 95 if you retire at age 65) and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit!
    If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month.
    Another thing with me…. I have two deceased husbands who died in their 50’s, (one was 51 and the other one was 59 before one percent of their social security could be drawn.
    I worked all my life and am drawing 100% on my own social security).
    Their S.S. money will never have one cent drawn from what they paid into S.S. all their lives.
    THE FOLKS IN WASHINGTON HAVE PULLED OFF A BIGGER PONZI SCHEME THAN BERNIE MADOFF EVER DID.
    Entitlement my foot, I paid cash for my social security insurance!
    Just because they borrowed the money for other government spending, doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!
    Remember Congressional benefits? — free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days.
    Now that’s welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement payments entitlements?
    We’re “broke” and we can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, or Homeless.
    Yet in the last few months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile and Turkey.
    And now Pakistan……home of bin Laden.
    Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!
    And they can’t help our own citizens in New York and New Jersey!
    They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives, and now, when it’s time for us to collect, the government is running out of money.
    Why did the government borrow from it in the first place?
    It was supposed to be in a locked box, not part of the general fund.

    • Sw't Tater says:

      They borrowed from it because it was there and they had no restraint. That is how thieves behave. The thief, takes what he wants because it is there, he desires it, and no one is preventing him from taking it.
      I also know of several people who never received more than 3 checks, from either ss or ssd, and they paid in, good amounts for the times and their positions. I also know some who received for 10 years, and didn’t pay in any substantial amount. I believe that all government employees should have the same health care that is mandated for our elderly and vets. To give them super coverage is a scam.I know they voted to maintain what they have, but they need to be reminded that our govment is broke and they must begin paying more for super coverage…of course we could fire them.

      • You can bet that Ft. Knox is empty ……….when they stopped backing money with gold , it gave them all of that stored wealth to secretly spend on whatever they wanted to .

    • Backwoods Prepper;
      I am one those who will not receive any monies that I paid into SS, they called an insurance account(term insurance). If you stop paying into it you SOL, according to the rules now. We were give no choice in the matter, it was work and pay someone to care for my parents or give up my job and take care of them. Since we were able to set aside my job and still be financial ok, I gave it up. You only have your parents for a limited time, so we decided that it was important to give them the assistance they needed without lose of their independence.
      Would I do it again, you bet ya!
      No, my mom did not live to see her SS, but dad did.

  24. When they come, I will stand my ground.

    Stand my ground.

    I’ll not be afraid.

    Sgt. McKenzie

    • Fear no danger , shun no labor , pick up rifle , pike , and saber ..
      to arms , to arms , to arms in Dixie .

      • riverrider says:

        “the day of my death was recorded in stone even before i breathed first breath. why then should i fear it? it is only when men realize that they are already dead that they can do the things that lead to victory” tj jackson.

  25. JP in MT says:

    I just got a FOX news alert that Senate Dems dropped the Assault Weapons Ban portion of the proposed Gun Control Bill.

  26. I predict that we will see the banks start to collapse in Cyprus. Why put money in the bank if they are going to give it to the government? We also have 2 accounts. My husband’s SS check is used to pay most of our bills. I do not leave much in that account. I use mostly cash to pay our bills.
    On gun control I do not believe that anyone really has an accurate idea of just how many people own guns. I know quite a few people who buy guns from individuals, and they are not registered. Just think about it, we would have so many arms dealers go into business! Where there is a demand someone will supply it!
    In Kennesaw, GA every head of household in the city must own a gun according to the local law and it has the lowest crime rate in the state!
    Just think about it, we would have so many arms dealers go into business! Where there is a demand someone will supply it!

  27. My home state AZ #1 on the gun rights list. Awesome.

    Arizona has many, many problems. My wife and I often weigh moving elsewhere. But, one of the main reasons (other than family) we haven’t yet migrated away is the fear of moving somewhere where the 2nd amendment isn’t as protected as it is here. Arizona is an awesome place to live if you believe in freedom.

    • I also live in AZ , gotta love our governor for standing up to the communist in chief .

  28. tommy2rs says:

    So far so good:

    Assault weapons ban won’t be in Dems’ gun bill
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GUN_CONTROL_CONGRESS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-03-19-13-51-09

    “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided that a proposed assault weapons ban won’t be part of a gun control bill the Senate plans to debate next month, the sponsor of the ban said Tuesday, a decision that means the ban stands little chance of survival.”

    But….

    “Instead, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she will be able to offer her ban on the military-style firearms as an amendment. Feinstein is all but certain to need 60 votes from the 100-member Senate to prevail, but she faces solid Republican opposition and likely defections from some moderate Democrats.”

    Don’t relax though, They will try again and again and again.

    • riverrider says:

      careful- there is some technicality at play here. they can pass the watered down bill and add the amendment after the vote under some bs rules. you can bet they have a plan up their sleeve.

  29. worrisome says:

    River Rider, agreed, Feinstein will use every single unethical plan that can be put together. On the subject of guns, she is rabid.