Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Everybody won!

I was the winner of the "stabby package" for the raffle to help Tam in her time of need, glad I could help out. Sure, I like winning things, as much as the next guy, but the best part of the whole situation was the people. I am proud to be part of a community that would do this, especially the organizers and those that donated prizes, they went far beyond. Me, I bought a raffle ticket, those guys they're the real heroes. All of you, give yourself a pat on the back, you deserve it.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

People with guns collection # 53

"Nov. 30 -- HIGH CALIBER TRAINING -- Israeli Women's Army drill instructor Cpl. Dina Gona, with submachine gun slung over her shoulder, gives a 15-year-old Israeli high school student instructions on how to be a soldier in the Negev Desert, Israel. A platoon of the girls are undergoing training at an army camp in Midbar Zin." Nov 30 1973

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's wishing a happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there. Despite the recent turn of events everyone has something to be thankful about, well except the turkey ...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Help a fellow blogger out - win prizes

Tam is having some health issues right now, unfortunately she doesn't have the insurance to pay for it. Several generous bloggers have started raffles to help her out. Go over to the link and see how to enter. You'll be giving Tam a hand and give yourself a chance at some cool stuff. Hers is one blog I have to check regularly, it's always makes me think or at least is good for a chortle or two. Please help if you can.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

So what do I do now?

Well it's been a week since the election. A week with reoccurring fits of anger and despair. I'm feeling better, but now every time I'm out, at the market or wherever, I look at the people around me and think "Did this idiot vote for Obama? Does this idiot care more about handouts than freedom?" Statistically, in my area, the chances are about 50%. I hate feeling that half the people around me are either retarded or socialists but it's a reality that can't be avoided anymore.

This is the second presidential election in a row I was wrong about. I was sure that McCain would squeak by, I was sure Romney would too. Romney lost worse than McCain. Both times I made some basic assumptions that turned out to be wrong. All along I assumed that I was an 'average American voter' and that certain things important to me were also important to most other voters. I assumed that this mythical 'average voter' was more concerned about the country's long term wellbeing rather than their own petty personal gain. I assumed that their future freedom and that of their children/grandchildren was actually important to them. You know what they say about assumptions.

Well, the time for crying is over, now is the time to do some things to protect yourself. We're heading for hard times; I honestly don't believe there is any way to avoid it now, if there ever was. If we're lucky it will only be a major recession that will make the last four years look like nothing. How much luck this country has left I don't know.

As far as the suggestions I made last week, I've already made some progress. Since that last post I was offered another position at work. It will be a pay cut for me, it's the same pay actually but about two hours less a week. It wasn't a hard decision, it's a better job and knowing that I will be paying less income tax makes it a good tradeoff. That's a good start on # 1.

As for # 2 (paying less sales tax) I'm working on that too. From now on I'm only paying taxes if I absolutely have to, food, clothes, ammunition mostly, and not then if I can (legally) get out of it. I've got plenty of the above but will continue to stockpile it if for no other reason than to beat inflation. As for guns I really don't need any more. I put two on layaway before the election and will have to pay them off, but after that all major purchases will be eliminated for the duration.

My main goal right now is to become debt free. I have two bills that I should have paid off by the spring. After that I'm putting all available money aside to save for some property out in the country. I've always wanted my own private shooting range and I'm going to start looking for some acreage in late '13 or 2014. If the world is still here. Hell, I might end up living there too. For those of you out there reading this I hope you're starting your own plans. Time is running short. Good luck to us all.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

So what do we do now?

I've been thinking about this awhile, long before last night's debacle. My ideas certainly aren't original, smarter men and women than me have thought the same thoughts. I'm just repeating them. It's time that we that love this country start putting them into action.

This monster that we call "The Government" has been out of control a long time and only gets worse each day. In the next four years it will probably become unbearable to those of us that cherish freedom and individuality.

So what can we do?

There are many things we can do and one that would help the most is to stop feeding the monster. The monster can't run without money. Don't feed the beast.

1) Find ways to pay less income taxes. Most of us can't just quit our jobs to stop paying income taxes. We've got bills to pay. But can you afford to work a few less hours a week? If you could, working less would help starve the monster with the added benefit of giving you more time to enjoy your life. Do you have an accountant that takes advantage of every (legal) tax loop available to you? You should never pay a cent more than legally required.

2) Find ways to pay less sales taxes. Do you really need that new gizmo? Could you find a used one that will do the same for much less cost? Can you just do without it altogether? If there is a product of service you really need can you find a way to barter for it instead? Stop paying into the government coffers; they're just going to waste it anyway.

3) Can you get money back from the government? Is there some program you qualify for but don't take advantage of? Why? Pride? If there is some program that you legally could use do it. There's nothing immoral about it and the less money the monster has the quicker it dies. Bleed it dry.

4) Find like-minded people to do business with. Never willingly give your money to any business person or company that supports this government. Only give your money to people that believe in the ideas you do.

In general the less money that changes hands the better. Every penny that isn't paid in sales or income taxes brings the monster's death that much sooner. Every new burden on the monster only makes it weaker. There are millions of us in this country that still believe that "government" is not the answer. If we all helped, if only in a little way, we could end this madness. I'm willing to try. Are you?

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

VOTE TODAY!

I'm not going to tell you who to vote for. That's between you and your conscience. But please do vote today, a lot of people have fought and died for you to have this opportunity. Don't throw it away.