Thursday miscellany

Many More Sheriffs Vow Not To Enforce Federal Gun Control Laws : “Oregon law enforcers lead national fight against Obama gun grab.”

50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet : Share this list of shocking questions with everyone you know that needs to wake up.

Obama’s 23 executive orders on gun control: Doctors become snitches, gun ownership is a ‘disease’ and more : “As promised, President Obama has issued 23 executive orders as part of his campaign to disarm the American people and strip them of their Second Amendment rights. These executive orders include things like turning doctors into police state snitches by order them to “ask patients about their guns.”

Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama’s Executive Actions : “In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally. The second amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president.”

Scientific explanation behind the brainwashing power of social conformity : “Human beings are social creatures, but revealing new evidence shows that this quality is not always beneficial.” Folks this is what the main stream media is trying to do with their “reporting” on guns – they tell you that most people want more laws, and if you are one of the “few” who don’t then there is something wrong with you, so you had better conform with the crowd before anyone finds out that you’re not normal.

How’s that hope and change stuff working? 128 million Americans are now on government programmes. Can America survive as the world’s superpower?

NRA chief says group accepts background checks : “The head of the National Rifle Association says the organization has no problem with tighter background checks of gun purchasers.”

Peter Schiff Reveals CPI Propaganda By Calculating Real Price Inflation : “In a recent newsletter update and video message, Peter Schiff explains how the official price inflation measurement is not reflecting the daily reality.”

The Threat Posed by Gun Magazine Limits : “Bans on “large capacity ammunition feeding devices” could endanger victims instead of saving them.”

About M.D. Creekmore

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  1. riverrider says:

    all i can say is: 128 million? impossible, and grossly misleading. this type of yellow journalism infuriates me as much as the leftist dogma. the stats are huge enough all by themselves, no need to stoop to liberal tactics to play it up. we must maintain OUR INTEGRITY in order to claim the moral high ground in this battle for the hearts and minds of the american people. without it we are nothing more than a mirror reflection of the left.

  2. riverrider,

    Do you have any reliable stats to back what you say up? Sources? Math?

    ◾128,818,142 people are enrolled in at least one government program.
    ◾48,580,105 people are on Medicaid.
    ◾35,770,301 people receive their retirement income from Social Security.
    ◾43,834,566 people are on Medicare.
    ◾39,030,579 people are living in a household where at least one person accepts food stamps.
    ◾6,984,783 people are living in subsidized rental housing.
    ◾2,047,149 people are receiving a higher-education subsidy.

    • Guys:

      I think part of the problem is differentiating the type of people who are on different programs.

      I receive government money from the VA and from DoD based upon my military service. The Social Security numbers and the Medicare/Medicade numbers should be divided out between retirees (one set at reduced benefits and other for full benefits) and those who made little or no contribution to those programs.

      Then we could have a better discussion on what is a payout of promised/paid-into programs and what are “welfare”-type programs (ie. food stamps, education assistance, subsidized housing, etc.).

      I do feel that we have way too many people who are very proud of the fact that they are being supported by the government and are entitled to said support, even though their only contribution is a pulse.

      • JP in MT,

        I think that the point is that it can not go on at the current levels forever, it is to large and will be cut back or many programs will be eliminated. No matter if you paid it in and it is your “money” and you deserve it, the money isn’t there. They just print more paper notes and pass them on to you. What I’m saying is don’t count on receiving those checks forever, invest, raise a garden become as self-reliant as possible with what you’re getting now, because next month it may not be there.

        • M.D.:

          I absolutely agree. Your final sentence is my new prepping mantra. It is what I stress to others. I currently count heavily on my military retirement for my income, my wife’s job income to a lesser extent.

          When I retired I said that I expect my check, any other benefits would be a bonus. That was per-prescription drugs. Now I thank that I get those as part of my VA benefits, I have friends that don’t have it so I see what those costs really are.

          I feel that we need to take a serious look at separating the 2 kinds of government support. Every time we try to curtain “unearned” benefits, the left only talks about the earned ones, scaring the seniors and others who have paid in and depend on those benefits. I have had to go without a “cost-of-living” raise, and those that are retiring now with the same number of years of service and rank are getting more. This is just the way it is. They may have to fix the amount you get from these programs just so they continue as a base line for those that are getting them. We are not throwing “grandma under the bus” but we can’t afford the growth in these programs, especially when we are borrowing such a high percentages of the cost of these programs.

          Fix it now or it will crash!

        • I disagree with statements such as “the money isn’t there” when referring to Social Security and Medicare. Both programs have large trust funds ($2.7 trillion in Social Security and $220 billion in Medicare) that currently cover the deficits of these programs in those years when unemployment is high or politicians try to score points for themselves by cutting individual payments into the systems. Yes, both of these programs will be in financial trouble in 30 years or so – IF NOTHING CHANGES – but if this county doesn’t fiscally improve for another 30 years, then Social Security will be the least of our worries.

          Face it, the country is still in bad shape after the 2008 housing crash and a lot is being spent on “safety nets”; would you rather see all of those people getting no help at all, homeless on the streets?

          • k.fields,

            I would be surprised if you did not disagree since you disagree with nearly everything said by anyone her lol…

            The Social Security trust fund is a fiction. … In other words, the Social Security trust fund contains—nothing.”

            Government Should Level With Public About Social Security Trust Fund – “On January 21, 2005, David Walker, Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), made a public statement that was designed to make it clear that the trust fund did not hold any real assets. Walker said, “There are no stocks or bonds or real estate in the trust fund. It has nothing of real value to draw down.”


            • If you want to look at it that way, then the US has no debt. The $1.15 trillion owned by China, the $1.12 trillion owned by Japan doesn’t exist either.
              Yes, the Social Security trust fund is the largest holder of US debt and if the fund wishes to “cash in” some of those holdings, the US government has to get that money from somewhere – same as they would for any other debt holder. At a time when the budget ceiling has been reached (as explained in your links) the county does not have any way to pay ANY bills.
              Hardly the same as saying the funds don’t exist.

              • k.fields,

                How does having a massive debt equal having a full trust fund in reserve?

                • If I thought that was a serious question concerning the movement of moneys (or X’s and O’s as Tom would say) through the world’s economies, then the discussion might be interesting. But for some reason, I doubt it is…

                  • k.fields,

                    You mean that “money” that’s “created” on the “books” by digitally adding a few zeros by a finger press on the computer keyboard? btw I know what you might find more interesting – another blog…

                  • Thomas T. Tinker says:

                    Sematics…. Delete the word “Moneys”… insert “Credits”. Then it all works.

                  • Warmongerel says:

                    Funny, but k.fields didn’t answer the question.

                    That is the number one tactic of Liberals: If you don’t have a response, just deem the question unworthy of an answer.

                    It’s the same reason that they love calling people “racists”: If you’re deemed a racist, you are morally and intellectually inferior and, therefore, not worthy of a response.

                    It keeps them from having to defend an indefensible position.

          • Thomas T. Tinker says:

            KCF: Do you understand that this very moment.. at this very moment, the ‘Government’ is using the good credit and unfunded accounts of it’s own employees to ‘pay our bills and benefits’. These ‘pension funds’ are being used as collateral until someone more foolish than we ups the defecit limit. There is ‘credit’ in these unfunded retirement accounts to pay the bills until Feb. 14th. Wait a minute…. There is no $Money$ only Xs and OS. The ‘Trust Fund’ is Xs and Os.

            MD… sorry I went off and took the bait…. It is appalling to see another low/no information citizen who believes they actually have some ‘cash’ in an account anywhere.

            Folks gotta do their due dilagence and complete the homework.

            • Tom – I’m not the one that’s saying there should be a room somewhere holding $2.7 trillion with “Social Security Trust Fund “emblazoned on the door …

            • Thomas T. Tinker says:

              I didn’t think you did… its that at no time are there any ‘assets’ to cover any of this Nations obligations, only the ‘good faith’ that whomever is submitting a bill will be able to pass of what they are given to a greater fool. This world is living within a bubble and when the lot of us decide that we would rather have something more ‘tangable’ in payment for our services, products, pensions……. Xs or… Os will not pay the bill at the A&P.

              We are living in a cloud of vapor.

          • So a question. Say I came to you and wanted to borrow $10k to buy a car. You agree but want to know how I’m going to repay you. I tell you that I own a bond for $10k that I can convert to cash. So good so far right. Now if I told you that the $10k bond that I own was issued by me, would you still loan me the money? SS has reached a point where its cost is more than its revenue and it isn’t going to survive unless the taxes are raised or payments reduced.

            And don’t get me started on Medicare. Their unfunded liability is in excess of $38 Trillion so that $220 Billion (if it was even real) doesn’t even put a dent in it.

      • JP in MT. I agree with you on your case and People in your boat. However you get too many illegals sucking up the money that you paid in and everyone is screwed.

        • Tactical G-Ma says:

          First stop all foreign aid until the loans are paid back to Social Security and MEDICARE. Put a freeze on spending for studies. Limit years of retirement pay for congressmen to years served payable at 65yo. Make them pay for their health insurance. Go back to cold war standards that said all government agencies must buy only American made goods. Quit extending unemployment. Reduce welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, etc to 5 years and include mandatory vocational education with exceptions for the handicapped.. Limit NATO funds man for man and dollar for dollar matching other member contributions. It has been over 50 years since. WWII, if you aren’t recovered, you never will be.
          Return law making back to each state and have the fed judicial system deal with interstate problems. And that would just start the cuts.

          • Tactical G-Ma says:

            Oh and bring every last American and every last American owned equipment out of Afghanistan, today and offer those no more aid and put a trade embargo on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and any other -an that harbors anti-Americans.
            And for goodness sake deport illegals and lock down the borders.

          • Thomas T. Tinker says:

            I was gonna ask if your single….. then I saw my wife in the dinning room…… eh. Typical Male……………

          • Tactical G-Ma:

            You hit a note with my on foreign aid. When the President said that if we don’t raise the debt ceiling that SS/VA and maybe active duty military might not get paid, the first thing I thought of is the BILLIONS that we are sending overseas, much of which is going into the pockets of people who don’t even like us, let alone do anything positive for our way of life. My DW had to pull me out of the ceiling fan again (which was tough as she was right there with me!)

    • riverrider says:

      yeah, but that counts people that PAID for that program and EARNED a pension, medicare, or social security etc. I saw the figure of 43 million plus or minus actually on the dole, free [email protected] army style. think about it, 310 mil. 128 is almost half of every man,woman and CHILD in the u.s. just ain’t possible since there are only 110 million taxpayers including business/corporate. i know i’m not paying enough tax for even one fsa soldier. i’m not knocking you by any means, its just the source is questionable. heritage is a republican lobby group, hardly impartial. i like them, but i take their stats with a grain of salt. 43 mil FSA soldiers is bad enough. the libs will be quick to point this out as an exaggeration, and cast doubt on our group integrity among the sheeple. i truly think we are in a battle for the hearts/minds of the sheeple. we have to win them back or fail as a free nation. the way to beat the lib darkness is with the light of truth. jmho.

      • riverrider says:

        md, apon re-reading the first post i see how you could take that personally. my apologies, it was not directed at you but the source. i should have made that clear and i’m truly sorry for the misunderstanding and meant in no way to question your integrity.

        • riverrider,

          No not personal – I just wanted to know your sources and data to back up the statement. I’m wrong pretty often, and all I can do is analyze the reports that I have available, if you have more accurate data and numbers please share those so we can all get to the facts… Thanks.

      • riverrider,

        It is tacked onto the national debt… print the money, send out the checks. Nothing to back it up… It is a huge Ponzi scheme or sorts only with legally counterfeit money.

        • riverrider says:

          roger that, but it was there and they stole it and continue to do so today. just yesterday they raided the retirement trust fund again, which is really a private fund. last time they talked about forcing civilian ira funds to invest in bonds, which of course pay nothing. you’re right, not sustainable. makes me so mad that i gave my adult life for nothing in return.

          • I feel your pain. They are raiding my retirement fund as well to keep the govt going.

          • Thomas T. Tinker says:

            BINGO RR. The raid is ongoing in the ‘civil service’ funds. Shifting Xs and Os……

            I started paying into SS at age 11. Have I said this already? Not a lot for sure in my salad years, but more and more and more each year. Started doing simple math with a 5% common increase each year….. at age 35 I stopped and went for the Lager. Cut me a check for whats I have tendered and leave me alone… I’ll give you a waiver for any further ‘benefits’.

        • recoveringidiot says:

          When the fed creates money out of thin air they are in effect robbing from us all, working taxpayers or retirees and even the free s**t army, none of us are immune from the costs of bail outs and quantitative easing. Any way you slice it our .gov/federal reserves’ use of fractional banking practices is going to die an ugly death one day. I just don’t when that day is coming but I believe its getting close.

        • Warmongerel says:

          The easiest way to put it is: when you’re $16 TRILLION in debt, you have no money!

  3. The article with the 50 questions to ask the non prepper, there’s a link to an article from an Austrian WWII Hitler survivor who states how similar the German government and the current American government are. And the picture M.D. put up earlier. As someone with family who escaped the U.S.S.R Boulchevick revolution and has had Jewish ancestors in Europe, that scares the crap out of me. It brings to mind the horrible stories my grandparents told me as a little kid.

    If this is true, this is why you Americans must hold fast to the second amendment. Tyrants can’t do hitler stuff if half the population doesn’t agree, is armed and is fighting back.

  4. Here’s a link to the NRA ad calling attention to the fact that Obama’s kids are protected by armed guards at their schools.

  5. Dean in Michigan says:

    High capacity magazines……..

    Good luck to you. I was shopping for some 30 round SKS mags over the last two days. After a few stops, I finally found a local store that had A COUPLE. Needless to say I bought them.

    Unfortunately, they were almost double the price of the two I bought a few years back. However, I felt I had no choice. All the store owners I have talked to have pretty much said they don’t think they will be able to get more, so if I find some I should jump on em’. He also mentioned, “he has no idea when he will be able to get more .223 or 7.62”

    • Dean:

      I’ve been spending a little time each day checking my sources, many of which are not main stream stores, but reputable businesses I’ve used in the past. Although bulk ammo is not readily available, I have found 223 & 308 ammo, at only slightly inflated prices, and 30 round AR mags and have made purchases.

      With the announcement of the 23 point “plan” things should calm down over the next few months. I am personally putting together a purchase plan for things that I would like to have more of.

    • Warmongerel says:

      We have to get away from calling them “high capacity” mags.

      If the AR-15 comes with a 30 round mag, then that would be a standard capacity magazine. The same with most semi-auto handguns.

      What the Leftists are actually talking about when they speak of 10-shot mags would be “reduced capacity” magazines.

      (Not my original thought, but I forgot where I read it)

  6. HomeINsteader says:

    Well, if you’re BP isn’t high yet, this should do it:

    School Teaches that Whites are ‘Oppressors’
    By GOPUSA Staff January 17, 2013

    PS: If you’ve never actually lived in the South, please don’t watch t.v. programs, movies, etc., and think you now know something about the South. You don’t.

    • Wow! Yeah, haven’t seen that one in our school yet… but the Social Studies teacher and I were talking the other day and she saw that the new textbooks coming out are teaching socialism as a good thing. She’s very old school and has clearly stated that she won’t teach it at all. I agree 100% but she’s already taught to retirement in one state and is teaching with us now and can retire from our state in a couple of years. This is my 3rd year in the school system (over 10 in a private school that doesn’t count toward retirement) and for me it may well come down to choosing between (1) having a job and being able to help support my family and (2) leaving my job for refusing to teach their way and not being able to pay any bills or buy food. A rock and a hard place I don’t want to be between but fear I may end up there.

    • That God is faithful to turn our moinunrg into gladness. He can take this tragic experience and make beauty out of it by giving me understanding and compassion for others and teaching me to cherish my family on earth even more.

  7. Hunker-Down says:

    Bam Bam,

    I really like that ad.
    I really, really like that ad.

    “Are the Presidents kids more important than yours”?

    The MSM is criticizing the NRA because the presidents kids are ‘political targets’ and deserve protection. I agree: they are and they do.

    How about the kid that has to walk to school through streets where people were killed yesterday? Why should that child be forced to live in a gun free zone and be supervised by people who, by law, cannot protect them?

    How high does a senators IQ have to be, to not understand that all the laws (even the ones authorities try to enforce) that fall under the umbrella of the Fifth Commandment are toothless?

    • H-D,

      I thought you would like this quote (paraphrased from our local paper yesterday).

      “I saw a movie one time where only the police and the military had guns; it was called . . . Schindler’s List.”

      • Hunker-Down says:

        Bam Bam,

        Off topic;

        You asked about the “Why Gold & Silver” book. It’s a DVD and the entire contents are posted at for your (free) viewing pleasure.

  8. georgeislearning says:

    I must have missed the whole part of the story in which the guy sets his house on fire then shoots and kills the 2 firemen. As I recalled the story the guy used an ar15 atleast thast what the news in my area was reporting.
    The part that is brand new to me today is this “Spengler had served more than 17 years in prison for beating his 92-year-old paternal grandmother to death with a hammer in 1980 at the house next to where Monday’s attack happened, Pickering said. Spengler, 62, was paroled in 1998 and had led a quiet life since, authorities said. Convicted felons are not allowed to possess weapons”

    Ok so this ass clown kills his grandma with a hammer and gets 17 years then released and goes back to the house where he commits the murder 17 years previously. This same assclown gets a gun illegally and kills 2 first responders.

    I never knew he was a murder previously and was released from prison, goes back to thescene of the crime and some how illegally gets a freakin rifle.

    I never heard this extra stuff in the msm . Did others know about this and I just missed it or is this also news to you guys?

    • Dean in Michigan says:

      He did not personally buy the rifle. Someone else bought it for him two years prior. That was one of the things that prompted the DO (dictators order) about lying on a purchase form for firearms.

      That person is now facing federal charges, even though she didn’t know he was planning anything. However, it seems that she may have known about his history, and bought him the weapons anyway.

      She will be made an example of….I think.

      • Wasn’t it also a high end Bushmaster? What is it with the psycho’s using the most expensive AR out there?

    • riverrider says:

      and he killed his sister this time, in the burned up house.

  9. The president has asked Congress to infuse the CDC with an extra $10 million for studies on violence.

    Ummmm if the govt is broke and raiding our retirement funds…. WTH are they gonna get an extra 10 million dollars. These idiots just cant quit spending money!

  10. “Folks this is what the main stream media is trying to do with their “reporting” on guns – they tell you that most people want more laws, and if you are one of the “few” who don’t then there is something wrong with you, so you had better conform with the crowd before anyone finds out that you’re not normal.”

    Hi my name is Aby, Aby Normal and I’d take a .45 caliber lobotomy before I’d conform to be one of the crowd. Hmmm, though that lobotomy would lower my IQ enough to qualify me for a Senate seat….lol

    • I think all the EO’s are designed to make criminals out of a percentage of people that can’t be controlled any other way. If they arrest and convict a hard working person on a felony gun charge, then give you 120 day shock jail and 5 years probation, when you get out of jail you don’t have job and you have a felony on your record. Good luck getting a job. Your now part of the food stamp/welfare program. JMO.

  11. HomeINsteader says:

    Seriously. How can anyone not know our gubment is ALREADY bankrupt, and has been for quite some time? Beyond me.

    • HomeINsteader says:

      I wanted this to be a response to MD’s respone to kfields, just to be clear.

    • A national government running deficits isn’t quite the same thing as personal bankruptcy. Apples and oranges. I’m no Ph.D. in Economics, and I doubt very many commenters here are, either.

      • HomINsteader says:

        I’m no Ph.D. in Economics, either, though I’ve worked with them and their only usefulness was in writing more books to make the university happy so that they could acquire that coveted tenure.

        One does not need to be a Ph.D. to know that when one spends more than one earns, and continues to do so with no ability to bring in more than one is sending out, one is bankrupt. That simple principle applies to individuals and to nations.

  12. Have your barf bucket ready for this one.

    New York-based Realtor Jason Saft predicts the hesitation will come predominantly from house hunters with families. According to Saft, in high-security, low-crime locales like New York City, owning firearms for self-protection purposes is non-essential

    When did NYC become a LOW CRIME locale? And when did owning a firearm for self protection become non-essential?

    Hurl… the things some reporters will put into print

    • HomeINsteader says:

      Well, if I were a thief, a murderer, a criminal, in general…I know where I’d be headed – RIGHT NOW!

    • Warmongerel says:

      “Low crime” is relative. When you compare it to Detroit, it is low crime. A few years back even Minneapolis had a higher murder rate than NYC.

      Oh…and NYC became “low crime” under that right-wing extremist Republicam mayor Rudy Giuliani. Funny how that works.

      And owning a firearm for protection is always “non-essential”…as long as you believe that the police will get there in time to save you.

      • HomeINsteader says:

        Law enforcement arrives in time to catch a perp in the act only about 4% of the time.

        The victim(s) is/are on scene 100% of the time.

        Gotta love it!

  13. While I wouldn’t watch the videos this guy puts out… I do believe he has a first amendment right to put out those videos.

    The 61-year-old South Bronx filmmaker was found guilty last April of violating federal obscenity laws by selling pornographic movies featuring “bestiality and extreme fetishes,” according to The Associated Press.

    The jury found that his videos were legally obscene, in that they lacked “literary, artistic, political or scientific value.”

    The shock artist, however, maintained that his films were protected under the First Amendment.

    “The whole thing was a farce. They put artists on trial for their work. So what if I stepped over the line, artists take risks,” Isaacs told the Daily News.

    The problem I am having is… if we stop supporting our first amendment rights to free speach and expression then where does it end. I have no deisre to watch his videos, but I’ll support his decision to make them. The parties are willing adults, and it’s be purchased by willing adults. At what point does someone say… the fact that you’re a god fearing christian is obscene because I don’t believe? You cant protect free speach and expression for one group and not protect it for another group.

    Maybe Im off base here. What’s your thoughts on the first amendment aspect of this case.

    • Dean in Michigan says:


      Hurl!!!!!!! Yes , you are off base. I will admit that your argument about the 1st amendment is logical. However,you are defending someone who has a sick mind.

      So the question is, “Should we allow pedifiles, animal bangers, and all the other sickos, the same freedom of speech that we have? I say NO!!

      I’m sure some will disagree, but the things these people do have irreparable affects on the people involved.(and no, I did not watch the link) I do believe in free speech, but I think you will agree that most of these people doing this need professional therapy, and many are criminals. Yes, there are people who are willing to buy this stuff. But they are only helping degrade the young people of this country.

      If you are into promoting radical porn, I think you may be on the wrong site.

    • HomeINsteader says:

      It is my opinion that you are, indeed, “off base” here, SW (not desiring to hurt you, in any way).

      As an animal protector, the animals don’t have a say in this, we have to have it for them. Protect the animals. We are called to be GOOD STEWARDS of all of Holy G-d’s creation. We will be held accountable on our day of judgment for how well we lived up to our assignment.

      Hebrews 9:27
      27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,

      As a lover of Holy G-d and His Word, and NOT desiring to see anyone spend eternity in the fires and torment of Hell, a place as real as where each of us sits right now (believe it or don’t, dear reader – we can not change it), I don’t desire for this person to be deceived into believing he has any right to violate the tenants of Holy G-d and expect to get away with it. If he wants to violate G-d’s Word with his eyes wide open, then, that’s on him. But if we stand idly by and don’t speak THE TRUTH (it’s in G-d’s Word – it is no mystery to be deciphered or solved), or worse, if we in any way, shape, or form, give credence to it, then, we are “co-conspirators” and called to our own accountability, because we have violated Holy G-d’s Word and His Will, and we have helped perpetuate the lies, rather than THE TRUTH.

      I, personally, won’t stand idly by while someone perverts the world Holy G-d wants us to have with their demoncally-deceived version of what the enemy wants it to be. We’re taking a downward spiral – no question about it – the enemy is being given free reign – for a season – but it’s only for a season – and his days are numbered – the enemy knows it, too. I certainly will not help him in any way to deceive and destroy the people or the animals whom Holy G-d loves, and He loves ALL of His creation.

      So, yes, from my perspective, you are wrong. But we’re all wrong at times, and there IS forgiveness for offending Holy G-d, if we seek it. I find that very good news!

      Blessings to you, and all that is yours, in the Name Above Every Name, He Who Was, and Is, and Shall Be Again, Y’eshua/Jesus Christ!

  14. No freaking wonder this country is broke.

    A 2012 Congressional Research Service report found that Air Force One costs about $180,000 an hour to operate.

    According to the Hawaii Reporter, one round-trip flight to Honolulu by President Obama last month cost about $3.2 million. But the president made two of them because of the fiscal cliff crisis. That doubled the price tag to $6.4 million.

    And number five – Retirement plan. According to CNBC, President Obama will receive over $191,000 a year for life as soon as he leaves office.

  15. recoveringidiot says:

    MD(and anybody else),
    I believe the US (dollar) will go in the dumper when the other oil producing countries start trading oil in other currency besides the dollar. I hear its already happening in some of the countries we(UN?) have sanctions against. Since we have racked up so much debt the oil dollar has got to be the only reason we haven’t had run away inflation.
    Am I right or wrong?

    • HomeINsteader says:

      We haven’t had run-away inflation because the dollar has been artificially supported for quite some time (those 0’s and X’s on the books!), the Fed keeps printing more worthless paper and still has a little bit of political pull at the international level – enough to convince our debtor nations not to call us just yet – and because China has not yet called our debt to them. They will, as soon as they finish buying up the rest of the US real estate they want.

      In case you missed a post on this a few months ago, China has been actively buying up land feeding from fresh water sources in the US, mostly in the Great Lakes area (so far). Why? Because they have a serious fresh (potable) water problem, as do India and Pakistan (and they do these things, too – just not at the same level with China, because they don’t have as much $$$). China has been EXPORTING U.S. water in supertankers for years in order to supply their people; China has had a policy for quite some time now on how much water per day each “citizen” may consume, and how much may be used per household. In the meantime, the Great Lakes are being drawn down by the constant draining and shipping of the fresh water out of it.

      Some prophetic teachers believe the spark for the final war (#3) will be water rights, not oil. It could happen.

      And then you look at cities like Denver, which have passed laws making it illegal to harvest rainwater off your own roof, because you’ll be depriving your neighbor down the hill of THEIR rightful water supply (whether or not they are harvesting rainwater for their own use)! I wouldn’t want you to think only New York has lost all common sense.

      So, the truth is the US Dollar has been in the dumper for some time; we’ve just been able to convince the internationals to hold off on that announcement – for now.

      • HomeINsteader:

        Their imports of food stuffs is also up 400%. Something else to watch. What do they know, we don’t?

        • HomeINsteader says:

          Not to mention that those who can afford to do so (in China) buy American made dog food, rather than Chinese. What does THAT tell you?!

    • Hunker-Down says:


      I’m trying to untangle this grab-bag of assumptions: HELP!

      The effect on the money supply caused by the elimination of mortgages (foreclosure) caused a shrinkage in the money supply. That shrinkage is being offset by QE1-2-3-4. The need for a zero interest environment is to minimize the cost of bonds (issued by the treasury) purchased by the federal reserve. The federal reserve will print whatever the treasury ‘needs’ as long as they can buy it back as bonds at the lowest possible interest rate.
      When a significant percentage of oil is no longer traded in dollars, foreign bond holders will sell bonds forcing an increase in interest rates. Then, the treasury will no longer be able to sell bonds at almost zero interest which will force the fed to generate hyperinflation just to pay the increased interest on the bonds.

      I know this is going around in a circle, a circle built by the counterfeiters at the treasury-fed complex. I got dizzy just trying to put it into words.
      Perhaps we have folks who really understand DC arithmetic that can untangle it for us.

  16. j.r. guerra in s. tx. says:

    Heard an interesting observation on our local talk radio station about the provisions for banning ‘armor piercing’ ammunition. His observation was that ‘armor piercing’ ammunition could be extended to virtually all RIFLE ammunition, not just BT (black tip) ammo.

    The lowest level of bullet proof vest (I think) is level I (no longer made) – it will stop mid velocity .38 Special ammunition but be defeated (pierced) with higher velocity pistol ammunition. Most rifle ammunition would defeat it – AND THEREBY BE DEEMED ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION!

    I never heard that before, but the letter of the law is the letter of the law . . .

  17. GoneWithTheWind says:

    Didn’t the federal government go to court and go to a lot of trouble just recently to prevent states and local law enforcement from enforcing federal laws (against illegal immigration). Can or should local LEO enforce federal laws? More to the point; are the “writings” of a president “law”??? Until and unless the federal government demands we enforce all illegal immigration laws at all levels of government and until congresss passes and the Supreme court approves gun control it should not be enforced.

    Here is the law I want to see enforced:
    Article 1, Section 2, Clause 5
    The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

    The president has tried to create a non-legislative anti-constitutional “law”. Treasonous!

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