Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Big Brother's Watching-My Take on Tracked, Traced, and Databased

I have never been one to be very paranoid about Big Brother watching my actions, and I know that our Understanding Privacygovernment keeps tabs on people in many ways. They keep tabs on what websites they visit and what they post.  There are cameras everywhere; at banks, in malls, at traffic signals, there is a camera in my laptop.  I just never thought that I had anything to hide and that there would be no reason for the government to worry about me.

I am beginning to think otherwise.  I am vocal on facebook and make no  secret that I think this administration is trying to ruin this country and that just in case there is a revolution, there are things one should do to prepare.  I am not a gun collector, even though I own a handgun and some hunting guns. However; I do believe that I may be being watched and labeled as a "gun nut".  I am not a "gun nut", I never even owned a handgun until a couple of years when I became a silver nut.  Because I am always trading in silver and gold I bought a handgun. But I never thought that my constitutional right to own a gun and to speak my mind would get me labelled as someone who should be watched.

Well, in my work I fly all over the country, I am probably out of town more than I am in town.  So, last Monday when I went to check in at the local airport, I was pulled aside and told that they would have to process me differently.  They swabbed my hands with something I can only assume is to detect explosives or GSR, then they took my case with my GPS (They always do this) and scrutinize it and open it.  I fly with the same case every week as do about twenty other people from my office, you would think they had seen a GPS unit before.  Then when I got on the plane, with all my suspicion aroused I know the guy next to me was an Air Marshall.  Well, that's just me, what about you.  Read this article on how we are being tracked, traced, and databased: http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl2/tracked-traced-databased.html. Then tell me I am just being paranoid.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Retire South of the Border-Kiplingers

I keep hearing about the benefits of retiring to Panama. Warm weather and a low cost of living lure retirees from the U.S. to central America according to Laura Cohn, Associate Editor at Kiplinger’s, the Central American country not only offers a warm but also provides a lower cost of living, generous financial incentives for retirees, and a reliable and affordable health-care system. On top of that, Panama uses the U.S. dollar, so there's no need to hassle with foreign currency.

After visiting Panama, one retiring couple decided to go make it their permanent home. In 2008, for less than $250,000, the couple purchased a three-bedroom, three-bathroom (plus maid's quarters) condo in a new, nine-story building overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A similar place close to the water in North or South Carolina would sell for well over $1 million. The couple downsized their belongings and shipped some crucial possessions -- their car, their plasma TV and their Xbox -- to temporary digs in Panama City, where they stayed for a few months while their new home was being built in Punta Barco Village, about an hour's drive from Panama City. They could have retired comfortably in the U.S, but they live three to four times better down here."

Cohn does recommend that you consider a few things for you take the leap:
  • Do a reality check 
  • Do your research 
  • Rethink your finances
  • How to protect your health
To find a local lawyer, ask other expats, or use an online resource such as www.movingtopanama.com, which provides a wealth of guidance on the logistics of relocating to the country. (Anyone over age 18 who meets the financial requirements can apply for the pensionado program.) For retirees with a sense of adventure and a taste for the good life -- even if they lack a bank account to match -- a change in latitude might be the perfect plan. "All you have to do is think outside the box and beyond your own borders," says Peddicord. "You'll discover opportunities for a completely new and improved life available for a bargain price." To read the entire article with detailed recommendations go HERE.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A response to a socialist, liberal comment

Boy toy, if you do not believe in the Bill of Rights or the US Constitution, you do not deserve to live in this wonderful country. Try reading the constitution instead of bashing it. I guess you follow the sheeple with " No, I have not read the bill" because the current administration told me not to so I could disavow all knowledge. Luckily Fuhrer Obama and Reich Marshall Pelosi have not quenched all who believe in following the US Constitution, as our founding fathers wrote it. UH OH....Here come the men in black suits....

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Will Obama Use An Arms Treaty to Ban US Firearms?

On Wednesday, March 10, 2010, President Obama may have taken the first major step in a plan to ban firearms in the United States. The current administration could attempt to force gun control and a complete ban on all weapons for US citizens through the guise of signing of international treaties with other Nations.
The US government reversed its policy Wednesday and stated it would support launching talks on a treaty to regulate arms sales. The U.S. State Department announced this decision in a statement yesterday. This position overturns the position of former President George W. Bush's administration, which had opposed such a treaty on the grounds that national controls were better.

The proposed legally binding treaty would tighten regulation of, and set international standards for, the import, export and transfer of conventional weapons. Meaning this is not only an import /export treaty, but would also regulate transfer of firearm ownership. Will we wake one morning to find out that the US has signed a treaty that prohibits any transfer of firearm ownership? This is the first step! Once you start giving away your God given rights as written in the US constitution, where will it stop?

By signing international treaties on gun control, the Obama administration can use the US State Department to bypass the normal legislative process. Once the US Government signs these international treaties, US citizens will be expected to adhere to gun laws created by foreign governments. These are laws that have been developed and promoted by organizations such as the UN.

I feel that the current administration is using misleading tactics that will inflict major damage to our constitutional rights before most US citizens even understand what has happened. What this means is that there will be no publicized gun control debates in the media or votes in Congress. Will we will wake up one morning and find that the US has signed a treaty that prohibits firearm and ammunition manufacturers from selling to the public? Even worse, will we wake up yet another morning and find that the US has signed a treaty that requires US citizens to deliver any firearm they own to the local government collection and destruction center or face imprisonment?

Maybe I am a little paranoid, but once you start giving up your rights as a US citizen, rights that were outlined in the US Constitution by our founding fathers, where will it stop? As sure as government health care will be forced on us by the Obama administration through whatever means necessary, so will gun control. An article on the weapons treaty can be found in here.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tea Party Candidate Shakes Up Texas Race

Debra Medina, who identifies with the tea party movement, has disrupted the race between Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. According to an article by NPR, after a late January debate with Perry and Hutchison, Ms. Medina's poll numbers went upward. Afterward Ms. Medina appeared as a guest on Glenn Beck's syndicated radio show where Beck asked her whether she believed the U.S. government had any involvement in the 911 terrorist attacks.

She answered, "I don't have all of the evidence there, Glenn," and continued, "I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard." Immediately thereafter, Medina released a statement clarifying her belief that the U.S. government was not involved, but still, it has seemed to affect public support for her campaign.

Now you have to take into account this is NPR's (National Liberal Radio) take, I personally did not hear the radio show.  To me her initial answer sounds like a rehersed answer to a question that you are not sure how to answer, and everyone makes mistakes.  I hope this  is not one that crushes her political career.  I have heard her interviewed by others since then.  Her platform is much like that of Ron Paul who won the presidential straw poll at CPAC. I hope she is given another chance, but I fear that the Liberal media will harp on this at least until after the primary.  To read the NPR article go here.

Election 2010: Texas Republican Primary for Governor

Election 2010: Texas Republican Primary for Governor
Rasmussen Reports

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This is probably not the best article to use to get my point across; however, tomorrow Texas is holding the Republican Primary for governor.  Now, I will state right off the bat, that I do not live in Texas, but what happens in Texas affects the whole country.  Currently, whatever textbooks the State of Texas public schools use, are used by the rest of the country.  I just want to implore those who can vote in this primary to do so.  I do not know if Democrats or Independents can vote in the Republican Primary, I will have to do a little more research on the subject. Vote your conscience, not for Mr. Popular.  This morning I heard an interview with Ms. Debra Medina that was very interesting.  Even though according to this article she is in last place but starting to take votes from Hutchinson, her platform resembles Ron Paul's.  I just found an article from NPR that states that "Medina shakes up Republican Primary." I will post this article as well. To see the entire Rasmussen Report article go here.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Before and After: Octomom photos in bikini on cover of Star Magazine

Credit: Huffington Post
Jan. 21, 2010

Nearly a year after the birth of her octuplets, Nadya Suleman is posing on the cover of Star Magazine in a bikini. The acticle states "she claims she has had no surgery and snapped back with exercise." There are photos of her huge pregger belly from before and photos of her in a bikini now. You be the judge! There are over 5 pages of comments and a poll.  Go here for the entire article from the Huffington Post.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Poll Results-Tax the Rich

According to a new Associated Press poll, Americans see just one way to go: Tax the rich. The poll was conducted by Stanford University, and with the supposedly nonpartisan Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The poll found that participants were against other ways of paying for the health overhaul that is being considered in Congress such as including taxing insurers on "Cadillac plans."

The survey will be good news for House Democrats, who proposed doing just that in their giant all encompassing bill which hardly no one has read and has many tacked on items that would take away many of our civil liberties. The Democrats House bill would impose a 5.4 percent income tax surcharge on individuals making more than $500,000 a year and households making more than $1 million.

Makes a lot of sense to take away money from the same people who provide jobs for the poor and middle class, many of these jobs already provide good health benefits. (sarcasm.)

At least not everyone agreed. Overall, the poll results were split on Congress' health care plans. Participants said the current system needed to be changed, but at the same time they were concerned about the potential impact on their own pocketbooks, preferring to push any new costs onto wealthier Americans. If it was a random sample wouldn't some wealthier people be included.
77 % said the cost of health care in the United States was higher than it should be. 74 % favored reducing the amount of money paid by patients and their insurers.
49 % said any changes made by the government probably would cause them to pay more for health care (smart people).
32 % thought that it probably wouldn't change what they pay.
12 % thought they could end up paying less for health coverage.

I wonder if they even asked the participant about Tort Reform?
Read the whole article:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091117/ap_on_bi_ge/us_ap_poll_health_taxes