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“Treasury Department” Just a date…

 

 

 

I was listening to NPR this morning on the way to the bike trail. Someone that was being interviewed, I did not catch the name…I just turned up the radio in the Mustang and was too busy trying to stay alive on Route 95 here in Connecticut, said that this so-called deadline date was something the “Treasury Department” said just to have a date to get things done…He said there is plenty of money and not to worry. The country is not going to go bankrupt and everyone will be paid as usual…I wasn’t born yesterday and knowing our leaders are a bunch of liars I choose to believe this is what is going to happen…I hope the discussion, lies and fighting between our insensitive greedy leaders goes on beyond the date just to see what a bunch of fools we have in Washington…Including our, not really mine but your president…. I’m glad he is not my responsibility That’s for sure.. They are like a bunch of teenagers…Its embarrassing…..

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“Pay Us Back”

This is a conglomeration of things that have been on my mind for a long time….Like I said in the past, this stuff bothers me….It must be all the negative changes and how greedy or just down right ignorant our leaders are…When it comes right down to it, the world today revolves around oil, drugs, both legal and illegal and surprisingly, something you don’t hear much about, water. Not necessarily in that order. I notice the price of gas going up again and not one person in Washington is saying anything about it…Here where I live, the State gas tax is almost a dollar a gallon, The price for regular gas is $4.15 plus a gallon. So not only is the State of Connecticut raping us of our savings they are doing it retroactively with the State income tax back to January first 2011. As far as water goes I’ll bet you have a filter on your faucet at home or you drink bottled water. In any event, you use some kind filter before you drink water. Its never straight out of the tap. I know people don’t like hearing this but sooner or later we will run out of fresh drinking water. It will take a while but we will run out. Amy just died of a drug overdose in London and I know personally of individuals who will die of alcoholism or drug addiction within the next 2 years…The disease of Addiction is on the rise more and more each day. Prescription drugs are being abused also. Not to mention the side effects of some of these drugs. Its all about money and greed and again not one person in Washington cares or will do anything about it. There are no discussions or even, “Those” deals in Washington on how to make oil companies reduce the price of gas so the U.S. economy will stabilize and survive. There are no deals whatsoever for anything out here! Everything is priced to the max! Everything is too expensive! He talks about the American people feeding their families…What planet is this guy on??? America can’t borrow enough money to fix anything. It doesn’t take a genius to know that if everyone has to buy gas to go to work there will be nothing left to buy anything else.… I can’t imagine how people do it. Think about it!… How much of your pay goes to the Arabs and the oil company’s? No one has even bothered to talk about winters in the Northeast. If you tried to run your home or business on credit or with all this borrowed money you know what’s going to happen. If you are living on credit, it will not work. The end for you is near…Borrowing money just never works…Why? Because sooner or later you have to PAY IT BACK! How much of this borrowed money is for foreign aid? Its disgusting! They NEVER pay it back and it just goes to all the corrupt leaders. This country is paying for everything around world including all the illegal’s in this country…Think about this…There wouldn’t be so many illegal’s here if they were happier in their homeland we pay for. Its absolute insanity… I have seen quite a few presidents in my life and I am guilty of laughing at Mr. Bush but this Obama guy tops the list of being the most incompetent. He has no idea of how to run things or manage anything. The spending must stop. Its like he is trying to provoke people into anarchy. Hey, lets face it, he is pissing off a lot of people. Washington is out of control and its getting worse each day. The Terrorist’s are winning……

Reminder…”The 26th Amendment”

A friend of mine sent this to me and I thought it was interesting and because it isn’t just me that has been saying it for a very long time…

*The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified!  Why?  Simple!  The people demanded it.  That was in 1971…before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones.
Of  the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven
(7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the  land…all because of public pressure.
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*I’m asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list;  in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message.  This is one idea that really should be passed around.
Congressional Reform Act of  2011
1.  No Tenure / No Pension. A  Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
2..  Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All  future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.  It may not be used for any other purpose.
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*3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
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*4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.  Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
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*5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
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*6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
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*7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. ****The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen.  Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.  Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The  Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

“They All Took the Apple”

    Can you tell by listening to the news that everyone is really angry at greedy Millionaires and Billionaires? Check out the shaving cream incident in England on Murdoch. Think about this…He said “he wasn’t responsible for what his trusted employees did“….. Huh…Was CA responsible for what happened to her daughter? Wait, stop right there, I would rather start with our corrupt politicians in Washington. These days people are even more angry with them. The interesting part is they know people are angry and now they just don’t care….It all started about 100 years ago when a cop walking his beat went into a market in a busy city and the owner gave him an apple. Technically, that fine officer should have said “I’m sorry sir but I can’t accept gifts?”. Then the officer should have walked out the door…..Why, you ask? Its only an apple……Its simple! …The moment he took that apple he owed the grocer a favor! …..That is WTF is going on now! …..All of your trusted leaders in Washington owe somebody something!….No one can do anything without making a deal. Its all about special interest groups. Sound familiar? It even sounds shady. Like I’ll do this if you give me that. It will never end..Its always about paying somebody off..No one has said the people need this. The people want that… Having said all that, Now I will say and I feel very confident that all the politicians in Washington and the 50 States are corrupt. Including our President. Surprised?…..Why? They don’t care! Its just business as usual….deal, deals and more deals… They all take graft in one form or another. They all smell of dirty money and gifts of ill gotten gains. Find one that doesn’t lie. I dare you to find one, just one that hasn’t taken anything. Find just one that you can trust. You can’t, they don’t exist….Can you find one that you can actually understand what they are saying? Find just one that isn’t for himself. Find one that isn’t a Millionaire. Hey, try to find one that flies commercial…Find one that doesn’t have a limo and a driver. Find one that doesn’t have a life time pension and life time health care. These are the same bunch of thieves that are trying to screw up Social Security and Medicare. All around the world corruption has been made legal because of the manipulation of words and the laws that were made by these same corrupt men and woman. Cross the line over to Politics and its every man for himself. No wonder they run for office. C’mon, do you really think Linda will spend all those millions to be a Senator so she can help people? If you believe that I’ve got this great Corporate Jet to sell you…They would steal your soul if you don’t keep and eye on it…I dare you to find one of these fools that is for the people…I double dare you to find one that didn’t take that apple…..

“Social Security”

Without fail I paid for Social Security all my life.The government owes me. There are no options. No excuses. Stop spending and do something.

“Just a word about the weather”

I know I said I was never going to write about the weather again…Well, just one more time…One word, Hot…As you know I worked at Bradley Int. airport for a long time and I don’t remember it ever being this hot. It probably was but I don’t think it felt like it does now…It is seriously hot here at the shore line. It must be dangerously hot inland. Its even too hot to go to the beach…It’s the kind of hot that makes you ask yourself, what am I doing outside?…It’s the kind of hot that makes your air conditioner at home run, continuously. Its so hot you don’t care…Let it run…It’s the kind of hot that makes you wonder why you never fixed the car air conditioner no matter how much it cost. I am so glad mine works…It’s the kind of hot that makes me feel sorry for people who are working outside..… Its so hot that I hope my nieces and nephews are OK and my kids and grand kids are somewhere cool…

“Cheney Mason”

This is Cheney Mason from Orlando Florida in one of his most proud moments. He is one of Casey Anthony’s attorneys during the celebration a few hours after the trial. It seems like he is signaling the press and telling everyone outside that they came out number one at the trial. Ms. Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her daughter….

Now it seems that Mr. Mason and his family have been getting death threats by phone at their house because of a Facebook post….I wonder why? He seems like such a nice guy…Below is the link to the threat story from WESH.com All the information and more is on the page…I think Mr. Mason should get a humanitarian award for humility and kindness.

http://www.wesh.com/casey-anthony-extended-coverage/28610638/detail.html

“I Have Seen the Good and the Bad”

Robert De Niro in the movie “15 Minutes” said, “Sometimes you gotta go away in order to come back“. Actually I’m not back, I never went anywhere and I’m not at a loss for words. It’s the words I have floating around in my mind that are always negative. I realize that I’m not alone but I don’t like the way I feel about what is happening and I can’t stand what I write. Its like, its worse when I see on the page. I start writing about good things and it always comes out bad. I don’t like the way I have been feeling and I am tired of writing about the craziness in this country and around the world. The thing is, I am old enough to have seen the good and the bad. I have lived it. Now, its mostly all bad and out of control and because I have been there I know what the future holds. I feel its gone too far and I don’t think it can be repaired. I don’t think anybody wants to repair it. I am not going to offer any solutions or even say what the problems are. I guess I’m just going to watch. Its all I can do…I have to stop feeling bad and let it go but its not easy….

“Nine Deadly Words Used By A Woman”

I’m still at a loss for words so I thought I’d submit some words of wisdom written by a wise man who probably learned the hard way…

 

1) Fine
This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
2) Five Minutes
If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
3) Nothing
This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
4) Go Ahead
This is a dare, not permission. Don’t Do It!
5) Loud Sigh
This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
6) That’s Okay
This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That’s okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
7) Thanks
A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you’re welcome. (I want to add in a clause here – This is true, unless she says ‘Thanks a lot’ – that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say ‘you’re welcome’ . that will bring on a ‘whatever’).
8 ) Whatever
Is a woman’s way of saying F– YOU!
9) Don’t worry about it, I got it
Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking ‘What’s wrong?’ For the woman’s response refer to #3.

 

“Favorite News Shows”

I really don’t watch local news except for the traffic and weather. I mute the rest because its all about finding the most shocking and disturbing things humans can do to each other for ratings. There are too many boring commercials of things I wouldn’t even consider purchasing. I guess the CBS evening news, the CBS show “60 Minutes”, CBS’s Sunday morning and NPR are my favorites and I try not to miss them. For me they are the most informative, helpful and real. There is even some good news at times where people can actually smile. The network morning shows are really infomercials selling real celebs and want-a-be celebs. This type of Media has turned into people standing on the sidewalk watching glorified news anchors. The worst being GMA with that smug older lady who has that “I’m better than you attitude” and a weather man who just happens to like having a bunch of screaming teenage girls around him. What’s up with that? The little lawyer guy with the long last name is OK. When I happen to have this on I see there are times when he seems uncomfortable being around that crew….

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