the rule of threes
friday, march 15th, 2013
when a SHTF (Shit Hits The Fan), whether a man-made terrorist attack, a natural catastropic event or a "zombie rampage", it puts everyone on an even keel of dark times and possible death. If you, your family and friends aren't prepared for every facet of it, it's already too late. You're effectively dead.
There is a set "Rule of Threes", which apply in every situation. They go like this: • 3 Minutes Without Air. • 3 Hours Without Shelter. • 3 Days Without Water. • 3 Weeks Without Food, and • 3 Months Without Hope or Love. Here's a good article on The Rule of Threes.
Even if you're emminently-familiar with them, and especialy if you're not, spend a few minutes thinking about them. I'll wait.
And don't discount the "zombie" thing; it could happen after a nuke, biological or chemical attack, the fictional "Walking Dead" TV Show notwithstanding.
Water, food, firearms, ammo, shelter, cash, medical supplies, sanitary supplies, like-minded family & friends... there are so many variables in a SHTF scenario, it's best to have a starting point, and one of the very best out there, with thousands of links to "prepper supplies", is the venerable SHTF Plan Website. I have compiled a massive list of "prepper supplies" and "survival manuals", which I'll hapily share with you and others, and if you simply email me, I'll be glad to send my "collection" or links to it, along to you.
Start preparing for it now. Because when it happens, it happens in a flash, and once it's underway, it's too damned late to do anything for yourself and family. You're well on your way to being one of the first casualties, aka *dead*. And if you can find any, be sure to stock-up on ammo, since you'll be needing to take "anger management courses" to keep feeding your firearms. Remember that, "if you can't defend it, you don't own it".
A Day In The Life
I was up at 5:45am on Friday, and it was snowing lightly as squalls were moving thru the area. 31°F, windy and cold. The NJ-NY-MA coasts were still getting hammered with blizzard-like conditions. Who knew? Anyway, I turned-up the heat, donned my Turkish Bathrobe, made coffee, OJ and had a hot bowl of Cream of Wheat w/ Keller's Butter, and Rye Bread Toast w/ Keller's® Butter. I got a call from my PCP (primary care physician) that a Rx-renew was ready for pick-up, 20+ miles away at Apple Hill Medical Center Complex, and I had to drive over and get it; they won't fax or call it in to my drug store, anymore. So I left at 9:15, got it, and was back home by 11:45am; traffic seemed to be moving at ¼-speed, on the round-trip. Crap.
I made a Frittata for lunch, and put half back into the 'fridge for either a late snack, or for tomorrow's breakfast. I had a call from my realtor, that a "consortium investment group" from Bend, OR, wants to immediately buy the 20ac GC&N property for $795k, to put-up 10-12ac of lettuce/salad greenhouses, to supply the Baltimore, all of Maryland and the DC Market. A "Letter of Intent, Sale and Terms" has already been drafted for us to make our changes, and they want to move quickly. My left hip is suddenly hurting worse, after reading all the 19pgs of lopsided terms; heh. I'll review all of the documents with Dad and Terry, on Saturday morning at 10:15 at Dad's, after I've collected them and done some further research on the "consortium". We need to get this to our corporate/personal atty, Marc Roberts ESQ, in York, to habe a look-over, for the many "flaws' I've already found in it. They want the place by April 1st. This is going fast and furious. I listened to the Mark Levin Show, which came on from 6-9pm, and called it a day. Tomorrow would be hectic day.
28°F, clear and cold. I couldn't sleep past 3:30am on Saturday, as too many sections of the "Contract" were bothering me. Sure, I know it's a preliminary Letter of Intent & Contract, but as it's written, and based upon what the potential buyer wasnts to do, it just won't work. I made coffee, OJ and some Quaker® Instant Original Oatmeal, took a shower, amd sat back down to re-re-re-review the documents, before the 10:30am mtg with Dad and Terry. Our corporate atty will be needed on Monday or Tuesday to review, comment and make changes to the counter-contract. But it's a done deal. The GC&N is sold; the auction is postponed indefinitely.With DST coming up: did you remember to turn your clocks ahead 1-hour on Sunday night.
I drove to Dad's, where Terry joined us at 10:20am, for an intensive 2-hr meeting, and we re-wrote the Sales Contract's fine points, dates and amounts. We adjourned around 12:15pm, Terry refined the Sales Contracts and mailed us new copies, along with a request for an atty's meeting on Tuesday morning. This is going to happen fast: April 1st or right afterward. I've got a lot of people lined-up to get things done for the previously-scheduled Auction, so all of those people and schedules need "massive revisions" to accommodate the new Buyer's purchase schedule demands. WCF grows high-end lettuce, spinach and various salad greens in raised-soil-rows, in massive-acreage, "tall-tunnel greenhouses", on miles-long, drip irrigation. Since lettuce, salad greens and related products are 95-95% H2O, you can well-imagine how much water is required to grow and bring-in a very marketable 10-15ac crop. I came home around 2:30pm, made a Turkey Club w/ Fries, treated myself to a Cadbury Creme Egg, since it's almost Easter and that's when the creme-filled eggs "magically appear" in the stores; I can resist. After setting all my clocks and Rolex ahead 1-hr, I stayed-up until almost 11pm to "compensate" for DST. There were a few missed morrning Chris Plante Podcasts to catch-up-on, so I went thru those 6-hrs as background to more Sales Contract paperwork reading and re-reading, By 11:pm (actually only 10), I was feeling tired and went up to bed.
It's going to take a few days for my "body clock"/Circadian Rythmn to get used to the DST change of losing an hour of sleep, but I'll survive, as we all will. I was up at 5:30am on Sunday, cranked-up the heat, made coffee, Del Monte® Red Grapefruit Sections, and skipped breakfast. It's now getting "lighter later & darker later", thanks to the time change. I left in the dark at 7am, and arrived at Weis Market, East York, just as it was getting a little lighter. Thru with my food shopping in 20-25mins, I was back home, unpacked, and laid down on the couch with an ice-pak on my left hip, for a couple of hours. Then, over to Dad's to get some papers copied. I had the rest of the Frittata for lunch, went out for a walk in the beautiful 65°F weather, and then drove over to Dad's to jump-start his Jeep's dead battery. "Gun Talk" was on from 8-11pm, and then I called it a day.
I slept late on Monday. Wow, 41°F, at 7:30. There haven't been overnight temps like that since last Fall. But by Wednesday, it'll be back in the 30s, or colder, after a major rain-stormfront moves thru. Such is the month of March. I made OJ, coffee and had a Buttery & Flaky Croissants, for breakfast. Today's laundry day, and do "Condo chores". My left hip is feeling okay in the morning, but by end-of-day, the pain will have returned. I'm seriously ready to go back to using 325mg aspirin; screw the warnings. Here's another "pro-aspirin study", which claims all kinds of "benefits", including "protection from melanoma". WTF do you believe, anymore? I just took 3, and decided to forgo the negatives.
After changing the bed linens, I grabbed a shower, did 3 loads of laundry, wet-mopped the kitchen and bathroom floors, hallway, and put a full load thru the aging GE dishwasher. After 23yrs, the old GE unit still grudgingly runs fine & dandy; no need to replace it, just yet. My realtor called to let me know that Dad, I and he had a 2pm meeeting with our corporate atty, in York, to review a "newly-proposed/revised Lease-Sales Agreement", for the GC&N Property. Dad stopped by at 12:15pm, to visit and review some documents and sketches which the prospective buyer had submitted for a Land Use Plan, which we'd also review in our 2pm atty meeting, on Tuesday. The new landscape maintenance company which CHCA hired, was here today, doing massive clean-up, pruning, tree & shrub removal, leaf removal and hauling. After we'd talked for a few hours, Dad left around 3:30, before traffic got bad on Rt 30 West. Temps were already at 59°F, so I donned only a Lined Barn Coat, and my Fedora, and went out for some fresh air. A major weather change is coming thru over the next few days, and Winter will quickly return. Back by 5:30, I made a small Sliced Steak Sandwich & Fries, listened to the Mark Levin Show, from 6-9pm, while prepping for tomorrow's meeting, and shut-down at 10:30pm.
Another "balmy" 54°F March morning, with lots of rain. I got-up at 7:30, made coffee, OJ and Quaker® Instant Original Oatmeal, scanned the weather and news sites. It was the 20th Anniversary of The Blizzard of '93, which I distinctly remember, only 2yrs after I opened my business. IMO, the Blizzard of '96 and President's Day Blizzard of '03, were 10x worse. I was doing some more prepping for the 2pm atty's meeting, when I got a call from my realtor, that the deal had fallen thru, due to the buyer's refusal to provide the requested and needed "non-disclosure forms" and "financial statements"; in effect killing the purchase. I was disappointed, bigtime. I notified Dad and our corp atty, and we decided to go back to the Auction, on April 26th. I packed-away those files and paperwork into boxes on the basement shelves. Time to go back to "Plan A". Just damn. Put a real big "dent" into my day. After a Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup for lunch, I moped around for a while, and then got the new files together and organized, which I needed tomorrow for transferring the Jeep's title to me personally, from the GC&N, listened to some Talk Radio shows in the background, did some more "Condo chores", and went-up to sleep, at 11pm. The 325mg aspirin seems to be helping with my left-hip pain, so I'm back on them when I need them, as a pain-reliever.
Yikes, I slept-in until 9am on Wednesday, made OJ, coffee and had a bowl of Shredded Wheat w/ Fruit, while the Condo heated-up. It was 26°F outside; quite a change from the past 2 days of "balmy" 40s & 50s. A massive 27 Win-7 Patches were waiting to be downloaded and installed, so I went out to to local DIY carwash to vacuum the Jeep until that 15-20 minute project completed. I also had a couple of local errands to run, some calls to make to revive and nail-down details for the 4/26 Auction, and tuned-in to Rush from 12-3pm. Snow squalls were moving through and temps weren't improving any. There was a full day lined-up for tomorrow: a 10:00 mtg with the Hellam Twp Roadmaster, and Rev Tom, at the GC&N Complex; an 11:30am mtg at WRS Automotive Title/Tag Transfer, and a 1:00pm mtg at Freedom Armory to get a set of CTC Red Laser Grips installed on my 2012 Kimber® 1911 Stainless "Custom TLE™ II" (Tactical Law Enforcement) .45cal ACP. My other very special 2009 Kimber® 1911 "Eclipse Target™ II" .45cal ACP, gets the CTC Green Laser w/ Rosewood Grips, when they become available. Woo-Hoo!
BREAKING NEWS: There is White Smoke at The Vatican's Sistine Chapel smokestack, at 2:07pm EST! "HABEMUS PAPAM!" (No, I'm a "Recovering Methodist", but I rejoice in this ceremony and selection, for the Catholic World, and for all of us.) Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected the next Pope, now known as Pope Francis. God Bless Us All, in these coming days and years.
I went out for a short walk, drove over to a nearby Rutter's Convenience Store to get a carton of Marlboros®, came back and had a Egg & Olive Salad Sandwich and Chips, for lunch. A specific list of documents was needed for the Jeep's title transfer, so I went thru the 2" thick folder, and cleaned-it-out, reorganized it per the list, added-in the morning's other needed appointment files, packed my 1984 Land's End® Canvas Attache Carrying Briefcase Bag, and helped some neighbors clean-out their double garage. I showed them my basement shelving system, and they immediately called Home Depot® to order 20 of them, for pick-up, on Friday. By 3pm, I was back home, listening to the morning's missed Chris Plante Show Podcast. It's staying light now, until around 7:15pm. I listened to my usual Mark Levin Show, from 6-9pm, watched Mark Levin on "Hannity", and worked on several upcoming "Journal" entries, for a while. By 11pm, I was nodding-off, closed-down, armed the Condo with the Honeywell® Lynx Plus® Security System, lowered the temp to 68°F, and headed upstairs to bed.
My alarm went-off at 6:30am on Thursday, 30°F outside, so I turned-up the Condo heat to 76°F, made coffee, OJ, Quaker® Instant Original Oatmeal, grabbed a shower, scanned the weather and news sites. I ate a handful of Bayer® 325mg Aspirin, along with my BP meds, since I'd be out all morning and part of the afternoon, and I didn't need any serious hip pain. I took the entire bottle along in my briefcase, just in case it got bad from walking around the GC&N Property, with my 2 morning appointments, looking at plant material. I had 2 other appointments – WRS title and Freedom Armory – afterward, so I could ill-afford to be limping along in pain, all day long. Temps were dropping into the upper-20s already and the Wind Chill was nasty at 14°F and dropping, due to the increasingly-brisk wind. After warming-up the Jeep, I left at 9am. I met Breet and Tome at 9:45am, and by 11:15, we were finished with all selections, and an agreed-upon digging/clean-up schedule, due to the Open Houses and Auction. I locked-up, and drove to WRS to get the Jeep's new paperwork done. Finished there by 12:30pm, I next drove to Freedom Armory, but neith the Gunsmith or Owner were available, so I left for home. I prepared an invoice for Hellam Twp, and will deliver it tomorrow, along with trying once more to get done at Freedom, or try another place.
I went out for a long walk in the brisk air, listened to the morning's missed Chris Plante Show Podcast, and hooked-up another of my several WD® "My Book" 2Tb External Drive, and did some "housecleaning". I have 2 other unusued, larger 2Tb WDs, ready-to-go, if I or Dad ever need them. I listened to my usual Mark Levin Show, from 6-9pm, watched some CATV shows, and called it a week at 10:30pm. Tomorrow starts a new week here in the "Journal", and it's a light one, so far. But that'll change quickly, as it always does.
You Own It, demokkkRATs!
ongratulations to the asswipe demokkkRATs, irrelevant "Free Shit!" minorities and stupid young people on the Truly-Shitty Economy you've created and inherited. You now own it 100%, and you can't blame Bush, anymore. Bathhouse Barry ∅bummer did it all by himself. You voted for it, dumbassed idiots. Time to suffer with the rest of us, as your actions have dire consequences for the entire country. Nice going, low-information voter morons.
The next terrorist attack, you own it.
Can't get a job after graduation, you own it.
Sky-rocketing energy prices due to ∅bummer's corrupt EPA shutting down the energy producing states, you own it.
A nuclear Iran, you own it.
Bowing to Russia, you own it.
Another severe recession, you own it.
A volatile border with Mexico, you own it.
Trouble getting good health care, you own it.
Higher health insurance costs and health care costs, you own it.
No budget, you own it.
Our allies mistrust us, you own it.
Another trillion-plus of debt, you own it.
More Benghazi Massacre situations, you own it.
No one willing to join the military, you own it.
Trouble getting a loan to buy a home, you own it.
More dependency on food stamps, you own it.
Trouble finding good employment, you own it.
Several part time jobs instead of one good job, you own it.
A One-World Government, you own it.
The UN governing the United States, instead of us governing ourselves, you own it.
A Senate that will not bring any legislation to the table, even if it is "Dead On Arrival", you own it.
China controlling our world trade, trampling all over us, you own it.
Loss of our freedoms as we have known them in the past, you own it.
A dictatorship, instead of a democracy that follows the Constitution, you own it.
Less take home pay and higher living costs, you own it.
Driving a car that looks like a child's toy, you own it.
Unending islamic shitfilth wars in the Middle East and Africa, you own it.
More government corruption and lies, you own it.
More toleration of extreme, fanatical and subhuman islamo-nazi fascist filth, you own it.
Terrorist attacks called "workplace violence incidents", you own it.
Your "revenge" instead of love of country, you own it.
President George W Bush is out of it now, and there is not another good man for you to villify and lie about.
Shit-for-brains, ∅bummer-asshole is a liar, traitor, racist, muslim, coward, bathhouse fag and doper, can't take responsibility for the damage he's inflicted upon America. It's 100% his fault. Prove me wrong, anyone!
In a way, I am relieved that another good man will not be blamed when it becomes impossible to clean-up this mess that YOU voted for. Yes, moronic ∅bummer-asshole idiots: YOU!
Your TSHTF Survival
Are you truly ready for when, not if, TSHTF (The Shit Hits The Fan). And a lot of my "Journal" Readers have emailed and called me to discuss what preparations they should take for that "coming awful event". Believe me, "it" IS coming. Based upon what's happening around the world and here in the US, I have a terrible, terrible *gut feeling* that TSWHTF (The Shit Will Hit The Fan), sometime in late-2012 or in early-2013. Don't ask why; I just do.
First, Israel is preparing for war, after being attacked for years on many fronts, and not fighting back as she should have. This war will truly have "Biblical implications" around the world. The Middle East is rapidly-collapsing under the subhuman, murderous muslim/islamic riots (muslim Brotherhood) and rule ("arab Spring"), with world crude oil prices projected to hit $200+/bbl, or even higher into the $300-$400 range,
Just Google "survival" and see what comes-up. Damned-near everything you ever wanted to know how to prepare for this for-sure-coming "hellish holocaust", some of it in easy-to-download *.PDF format. Tens-of-thousands of websites are devoted to the topic of "survival". Do the same with "You Tube", and watch the thousands of videos. This is *NOT The Phony Y2K Crappola*; this is for real. I said numerous times that Y2K was a waste of time and money to prepare for, and that came true. I'm reading that "survival stores" are reporting a huge upswing in sales and preparations, and for good reason.
I'm also one of the very, very few who "predicted a 9-11 type event", 2 years and 8 months before it happened. Read down that "Journal" entry to the "Scary Stuff" section, and it was done by the subhuman, murderous muslim/islamic shit/filth/trash, NOT the US Gov't as some morons and idiots (Alex Jones & Co), have and still It's interesting you mention when an old paradigm dies and a new one takes its place. There are people who are still connected to the old one and can't conceive of life without that old paradigm. I think you saw that in the Great Depression. A lot of people never recovered from it because once that hit it was the end of their lives. claim. Need I say more about those certifiable and murderous, subhuman muslim/islamist wackos who are determined to kill all of us Proud Infidels?
Am I an "conspiracy alarmist" or one of those "crazed survivalists", sequestered in a Montana, Idaho, Utah or Wyoming compound or bunker? Not hardly; I'm simply in mid-State Pennsylvania, an Eagle Scout, Class of 1963; Order Of The Arrow/ Vigil Honor, and our BSA Motto was then, and still is now, "Be Prepared". Need I say any more?
Forget all of the "buy gold and silver" bullshit commercials; buy "brass and lead" for your guns. They're a far, far superior investment, IMO. Ammo is truly a "fungible" item; gold & silver aren't at all. They may be "intrinsic", but they're utterly-useless in a collapsing/collapsed society or world. Do the requisite research, as I've done. 'Nuff said on that subject.
BTW, how are you stocked-up for incandescent light bulbs? Within 4 weeks, manufacturing and using 100w incandescent will become "a crime", thanks to stupid-assed, liberal moron chimp, shit-for-brains, George W Bush & Co, in 2007. You'll be forced, under penalty-of-law, to use the very expensive,
This government's ***CRIMINALLY NUTS***, in trying to regulate our use of anything and everything! It's fascism, socialism, Leninism and communism, dammit, and it won't stand! Where is that in The US Constitution? The US Government isn't empowered to force us to do or buy anything, and has overstepped its legal authority in The ENUMERATED Commerce Clause. The Commerce Clause is quite specifically an enumerated power listed in the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3). The Contemporary Commerce Clause debate, When "decided by the SCOTUS in the Summer of 2012", will cause CWIII, if upheld. Stockpile NOW, because TSHTF before/during/after the November General Election!
Gold is NOT the way to go; lead and brass (aka ammo) ARE. Mark my words!
TSHTF this or next year, and members of the corrupt, criminal US Congress are helping racist, commie, lowlife scumbag Barry "Fuck America!" Obama (SAMBO-IL), by either collaborating with him or cowering before him, on his You are going to see, in metro areas, the absolute worst in humanity, as the people that are most dependent upon a collectivist system, whether they're these Occupy Well Street people, or people who are loaded up with debt, they are totally unprepared for an economic reality where their paradigm does not function. As a result they're going to go through the absolute most disgusting inhumanity that I think any American has ever seen as they go through this anger phase – and it's going to result in riots, and starvation and bloodshed. It has to happen. You don't have people's life savings disappear and people become desperate, and not have that happen. coming "Race War" plan.
We are *at war with Iran*; no doubt about it. Get used to it. And shit-for-brains, racist, commie, lowlife scumbag Barry "F•ck America!" Obama (TRAITOR-IL) has politely "asked" for our formerly Top Secret RQ-170 Sentinel Drone "to be returned". What a dumbf•ck Obama is! He should be charged, tried and imprisoned for *treason*, IMO.
I've been saying, for the past 2-3 years, that no one should buy any gold or silver; it's worthless crap if TSHTF (The Shit Hits The Fan). Instead, buy guns and ammo; they're a far, far better investment, IMO. Any questions?
Uh-oh, it's beginning to happen in Europe. Better get ready for it to come over here, soon, as The Fed f•cks America, once again. Time to abolish The Fed and its corrupt, criminal influence on America's economy!
Here's a very useful List of Barter Items, for when TSHTF. Get and stockpile those and more, if you know what's good for you and your family! Think I'm kidding? Better read this and think VERY carefully about it.
With the FBI already considering many US Citizens as "sovereign citizen extremists", are you ready for "Rex 84" & The FEMA Camps? A new bill has been introduced in the US House of Representatives called the National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645. This bill if passed into law will direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish
"Economic chaos" ahead? You betcha. Are you and your family ready for it? It IS coming, at out current rate of out-of-control government spending.
Before TSHTF, here are 20 Lessons From The Streets of Cairo. Worth reading, if you plan to survive.
And before TSHTF, here are Innumerable Lessons From The Collapse of Bosnia, in 1992. Also worth reading, if you plan to survive.
Do you know what an "EMP Attack" is? Now you do. *When* it happens, not *if*, we're all f•cked, unless we're prepared to live in the early-1800s. That's why I write this stuff.
Are you ready for Obama's (TRAITOR-IL) "October Surprise"?
What about access to land and fresh water? Right here's an article to address those concerns.
Looks like a "race war" is coming, thanks to the hate-filled nigga race-pimps Jackson, Sharpton, Farrakan and New Black Pampers®, and time is growing shorter and shorter before TSHTF.
Don't let the possibility of DHS watching your every move deter you in preparing for TSHTF; do it regardless. Your and your Family's safety & survival always comes first. Beware of what your neighbors will do if you're prepared and they're not.
State and local resistance to the detention provisions contained in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) continues to grow, rapidly-emerging as a nationwide movement against the illegal and unconstitutional Federal Jack-Booted-Thugs' powers.
America is already being turned into a giant prison camp, and 90% of Americans either go along with it or don't see it happening. I do.
When prepping, always plan your survival purchases first on paper; buy them afterward.
Here's another good preparedness/precious metals website, 321 Gold. No, I don't believe in gold & silver, for what's coming. I believe in *lead & brass*/*food & water* for that situation; the other stuff comes much, much later.
Here's a new "warning" about a solar-based EMP event. If it happens, TSHTF.
If Iran attacks America's infrastructure, we've got major problems. Are you prepped and ready for it, when it happens?
Are you on a tight budget, in a apartment of small house? Try these link resources.
What happens to a non-Prepper? Read it at your own edification.
Good, solid Prepping information and related links? Right here.
Canned, excellent quality meats for long-term storage and use? Right here.
Shhhhhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone about your "prepping" activities. Keep it quiet, and read this.
Here are the 5 Warning Signs that America is in decline.
What if you're a "Beginning Prepper"?
Ever wonder what "the new normal" might look like? Read it, in chapters. Prepped yet?
What are the 5 symptoms of SHTF happening?
The US is headed for a "fiscal cliff"? Gosh, all of the articles posted at the link in this section, have been saying that for many months. And the "geniuses" in DC are just figuring that out? Well, slap me silly!
Did you know that when the trucks stop, it's over?
Here's "The A-to-Z List" of what you'll need to survive. It's daunting, but you may already have much of it, in-house and not realize it.
There's a new Preparedness Manual, available in *.pdf form, right here. Get it, please.
In case you missed it, here's the "Granddaddy" of Preparedness Manuals.
And here's yet another (condensed) Preparedness List, to compare against the previous two lists, just so you don't miss anything important.
Here are "120 powerful pieces of advice for preppers", to read and take-to-heart.
What happens in the first 12 hours, after the US Dollar fails?
Watch The Day the World Ended [Part 1 of 2].
Watch The Day the World Ended [Part 2 of 2].
Is your city a gang-infested hellhole, yet? It will be, all too soon.
Here are an easy 25 DIY Weekend Preparedness Projects, for anyone wanting to be a little more prepared at the end of the day.
How much food storage do you have?
Obama: "Entrepreneurs Don't Build Businesses"
"Last week, President Barack Obama delivered some telling remarks to a fire station full of people in Roanoke, Virgina. I'll save you the trouble of reading the (long and uninspired) speech and provide you with the most interesting part:
"If you've got a business – you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." – President Barack Obama, July 13th, 2012.
It would be easy to respond with something along the lines of, "Somebody else made that happen? Who? Who magically imagined the product or service, started the business, built it up, and created the jobs? Who was it? The tooth fairy?" And to some extent, President Obama's statement is so ridiculous as to merit that sort of quick, flippant response.
(Here's the video of that loony remark.)
However, he's not entirely wrong. This reminds me of an argument that Massachusetts Senate Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren would probably make. If he's talking about a mid-sized or large business, where an entrepreneur has hired additional employees, then at that point the business's success isn't purely that of its founder.
Employees add value to a business through work and ideas. That's why you hire employees, after all. Steve Jobs didn't invent every last detail of the phones, computers, and tablets to come out of Apple over the last decade. There were engineers working on those products who developed them. So, employees help entrepreneurs to build their business. "Somebody else" did indeed play a part in making that happen.
But what makes the president's remarks so inane is the totality of what he's saying. He's not saying that entrepreneurs and employees work together to build a business. It's not a collaborative effort. It's all thanks to the employees. Usually, I can understand the way the president's mind works on most issues by examining it through a pragmatic, liberal, or progressive framework. This one baffles me.
As I explained, I can see that he has some of a point, but he's still just obviously wrong on the broader point. Sure, the employees help to build the business, but the business itself wouldn't exist without the entrepreneur. So, to say to entrepreneurs and to business owners, "...you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen," is just wrong. It's silly. They did build that by setting the foundation for the business.
Entrepreneurs are almost always the hardest workers in their business. They work a simply insane number of hours to get their idea off the ground. If they succeed (and they face a tremendous risk if they don't), then they'll start to grow and to hire employees to help. Honestly, if I were an entrepreneur and I read those remarks by the president, I would be furious. It's a tremendous insult to the true job-creators in America, entrepreneurs.
In the context of a long, somewhat rambling campaign speech that touched on every issue under the sun, it may seem as though I'm over-exaggerating the importance of a minor thing he said. But President Obama isn't a stupid man, or even one who makes off-the-cuff remarks he doesn't really mean. He's a very smart man, and he meant what he said.
When the most important issues for most Americans are economic growth and job creation, I believe it's essential to know exactly where both candidates stand on the importance of entrepreneurs. Yesterday, we learned that President Obama believes that entrepreneurs don't build businesses. Ultimately, they're irrelevant. Take that for what you will." ©Principles and Policy, July 14, 2012
Some People Just Need Killing
It's not my intentions to be the judge here — that's God's "job" — but rather to "hasten the meeting" so that He can send the following subhuman filth to the "Fires of Hell", "River or Lake of Sulphur", or whatever He deems appropriate. I'd gladly/happily volunteer, at no cost to any of my Hard-Working, Fellow US Taxpayers, to gladly/gleefully/happily headshoot these murderous, lowlife dirtbags of all stripes — their skin-color doesn't matter one whit to me, at all — and rid American Society's innocents — especially our too-vulnerable,
"Whosoever shall shed man's blood, his blood shall be shed: for man was made to the image of God."
– Genesis 9:6 precious children and the frail, defenseless elderly — of the subhuman criminals who prey upon them, once-and-for-ever. And yes, I'd rather see one innocent man convicted and executed, than 10 murderers, robbers, child rapists-murderers freed, to rob, rape and murder again. Hey, call me an "Old Fashioned Conservative"! Too harsh? Nah. Someone needs to take out the trash! I volunteer.
Society's innocents — our precious, defenseless children and the frail, defenseless elderly — must be protected from predators, murderers, rapists, robbers and other subhuman filth, at all times and at any cost, IMO.
The 6th Commandment actually says: "Thou Shalt Not Murder". It does NOT say, "Thou Shalt Not Kill." I personally don't consider any summary-execution — except by subhuman, murderous muslim/islamic pigshit — as murder, in any way, shape or form. It's "Due-Justice-For-Crimes-On-This-Earth", IMO.
The Death Penalty is The Foundation of Government.
"100 years from now, I want the filthy, stinking subhuman islamic/muslim filth's childrens' childrens' childrens' children to cower and cringe in fear whenever they hear the sounds of jet engines overhead because their legends tell of fire from the sky. I want them to hide in wet, dark caves and hellish-holes in the earth, Yes, I agree with the premise of this article, that "the death penalty is a Noahic Covenant with God, in a post-flood world", and America should apply it every-damned-day, to those deserving death for their crimes against society and its innocents. shivering with terror whenever they hear the roar of diesel engines because the tales of their ancestors talk about metal monsters crawling over the earth, spitting-out death and destruction. I want their mothers to be able to admonish them with "If you don't behave, the Pale Destroyers will come for you", and that will be enough to reduce them to quivering obedience. I want the annihilation to be so complete that their mythology will tell them of the day of judgment when the stern gods from across the sea – the powerful Americans – destroyed their forefathers' wickedness."
Subhuman, piece-of-lowlife-shit, Steven Johnson – an AIDS-infected, unemployed Brooklyn barber – needs a bullet in the head, and NOT 240 years in prison for holding 15 white patrons of an East Village wine bar hostage 10 years ago, at Taxpayers' expense. KILL HIM!
Mentally-ill, treasonous, subhuman piece-of-now-muslim-pigshit, Eric "The American" Harroun, 30, needs a drone's Hellfire missile up his ass, IMO. KILL HIM!