"We don't have a 'spending problem'...

..."we have a 'deficit problem'".

friday, february 22nd, 2013

there are times when someone says something so incredibly stupid that it just begs to be shared. Such is the case with the demokkkRAT Minority Leader in the House of Representatives, Madam Nancy "Botox" Pelosi (liberal-demokkkRAT-CA). She was on Fox News last week and she actually had the nerve to come out and say what is no doubt the prevailing opinion of the liberal wing of her party. I just can't believe she said it on national TV.

With the sequester set to kick in on March 1st, President Obama and his demokkkRAT allies are hell-bent on shifting the conversation away from proper government cuts, and toward higher taxes. On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (liberal-demokkkRAT-CA) took to Fox News Sunday to explain that America does not have a spending problem. "It is almost a false argument to say that we have a spending problem. We have a budget deficit problem," Pelosi insisted. "Our deficit problem doesn't come from spending too much; it comes from not taxing enough."

Of course, Nancy Pelosi, whose face is stretched-tighter than Buddy Rich's Snare Drum, is only stating what we already know. President Obama point-blank told John Boehner that he was getting tired of hearing we had a spending problem, making it clear he did not believe that to be the case. This begs a question to be asked of the liberal Democrats. If they refuse to see how out of control government spending is destroying our country, how can they honestly negotiate an agreement to stop and repair said damage? The answer is simply a resounding, WE CAN'T! We can blame John Boehner for The most insidious power the press has, is the power to ignore all truth and facts. the lack of productive negotiations with the demokkkRATs, I have done so myself, but in reality, how is he supposed to negotiate with an addict who refuses to admit they have a problem? More and more, I am convinced that this particular crop of demokkkRATs can not be negotiated with.

Watch the astounding and inexplicable-idiotic the video to see for yourself. Simply click on the video at the top of

Mentally-ill, wacko nutcase!

this page, and take a minute to view it. Be sure you're sitting down, have no sharp objects in your hands, and have no food or drink in your mouth. I still can't believe she really admitted how she felt about spending. Pelosi, Obama, Reid, Hoyer, Durnan et al are truly mentally-ill wackjobs, and need to be institutionalized on IV-thorazine 1,500cc Drip, 24x7.

Another senile, mentally-ill, lowlife, liberal leftist dirtbag, US Sen Tom "Shit-For-Brains" Harkin (liberal-demokkkRAT-IA), agrees with the Pelosi idiot, saying, "Thank you, Madam Chair. I think, first of all, I want to disagree with those who say we have a spending problem," said Harkin. "Everyone keeps saying we have a spending problem. And when they talk about that, it's like there's an assumption that somehow we as a nation are broke. We can't afford these things any longer. We're too broke to invest in education and housing and things like that. Well look at it this way, we're the richest nation in the history of the world. We are now the richest nation in the world. We have the highest per capita income of any major nation. That kind of begs the question, doesn't it? If we're so rich, why are we so broke? Is it a spending problem? No." Yes, Tom, it IS a spending problem, and we're BROKE, you ignorant liberal asshole.

Just more proof that none of the US Congressional whores and scumbags have any "so-called dignity" at all, as if you needed reminding.

A Day In The Life

The pain in my right hand's jammed thumb – when opened, the Jeep's door rebounded off of garage wall and pushed the thumb back into the socket – was still there, but not nearly as bad as last evening, and the swelling had subsided 50%, due to the ice-paks and aspirin. I slept-in until 7:30am on Friday, roused by the garbage trucks outside picking-up curbside bags. A chill 26°F, I cranked-up the heat, grabbed my Turkish Bathrobe, made coffee and OJ, and Soft-Boiled Eggs w/ Toast in a bowl. I kept that down, even with a 99.7°F fever; I need some light food. Meanwhile, I'll eat Jell-O, today. My 10am tech from Spartan Computers in East York, arrived at 9:45am, and quickly found the "loose connection" on the ultra-hi-performance Logitech® THX v5.1 Z-680 Surround Sound System, and it was finally fixed. Viola! How the hell did I miss that slightly-loose plug?

The asteroid DA-14 missed Earth by 17,000 miles, but an errant meteor hit Russia; KABOOM and lots of damage! My stupid jammed thumb problem and newly-found strain of flu,

pales in comparison. Yikes. Skipping a nice lunch, I supped on Jell-O®, & Tapioca Pudding® Cups, for the day. I stayed-in and did paperwork, paid bills and kept warm. Still not feeling very good with 101.2°F. By 6pm, the Mark Levin Showwas on until 9pm. I pLanned to sleep-in late tomorrow, since it'd be a rainy/sleety/snow day; I can get my haircut next week; no biggie. I also had to get some past service files out for the Sanders Plumbing Co, in York, and transfer some funds into checking to cover there most probably expensive Bathroom repairs on Tuesday. I shut down around 10.

Wow, it's February, "African American History Month", the shortest months of the year. IMO it should really be changed to "African American History MINUTE": drugs, rape, murder, drive-by shootings, racism, poverty, laziness, disease, crack, racism, heroin, AIDS, abortion of 54% of the so-called Black Race over the past 40 years, reparations for nothing, EBT Cards, welfare bullshit, riots, families with no father, theft, racism, affirmative action crap, continuing ME black-muslim-slavery, pimping etc etc etc, and all of Blacks' so-called "achievements" could be put on a simple 3" x 5" card; that's all. Nothing more. "Black History" is a fucking joke!

I slept-in until 8:30am on Saturday, cranked-up the heat, disarmed the Condo, made Del Monte® Red Grapefruit Sections, and coffee, but skipped breakfast, again. Just no appetite. No; no Jell-O, either. Although raining/sleeting on the skylights for most of the night, the storm has moved northeast and by 8am, it was snowing lightly at when I opened the front door just a ½", for the morning, and that would soon melt as temps rose into the upper-30s. With all the rain/sleet/ snow we're had since November, there's plenty of "ground moisture: going into the Spring Months, so we should be alright for local farmers' crops. I was taking Rx Tamiflu®, 325mg aspirin, and my usual 4 Rx BP meds, so I decided to stay-inside for the day; no sense in tempting an accident on that "Rx-cocktail mix", by driving unnecessarily. Cold, raw and only 31°F, it was a good day for a short 10-15min walk,

then back into the Condo's warmth and lit a fire. After a short 2½-hr snooze, I listened to a few of last week's missed Chris Plante Morning Shows via Podcasts. I worked on my morning food shopping list, cleaned my Kimber® 1911 "Eclipse Target™ II" .45cal ACP, rotated-out some 230gr Hollow-Points, in some Premium 8-Round Wilson Combat® Magazines, in my Galco® Paddle Dual 8-Round Mag Carrier, which I heavily saddle-soaped, let it soak-in, buffed-out, and called it a day at 9pm.

I was up late at 8:30am on Sunday, had OJ and coffee and got ready to go shopping, checked my list and left by 9am. Temps were 22°F and by the time had been out for an hour, warmed-up only to 29°F. Bitter 30-35mph wind meant the Wind Chill was around 2°F. After a few other stops, I was back home and unpacked by 10:30. I left for Dad's and a short visit, and was back home by 11:15. Not getting any warmer. Corey stopped by to visit for 2 hrs, and Art followed him for another 2hrs. Good company both times. By 6pm, I was finishing-up saddle-soaping the remaining firearms'

leather holsters and mag carrier, with a 3rd coat of saddle-soap and a soft-buff-towel of Kiwi® Saddle Soap. Magnificent! From 8-11pm, I listened to "Gun Talk Radio" on delayed KIDO Streaming. Wonderful show; listen-in sometime. I shut down and went to bed at 11:30pm.

On the morning's trip, I again noticed that gas prices at-the-pump had basically stayed the same, since Sunday (2/17): Unleaded Regular (87 oct) is still $3.55/gal, Unleaded Premium (89oct) is at $3.65/gal, Premium (93 oct) is still $3.85/gal, with Diesel Fuel/Kerosene staying at $4.16/gal, at most stations, in the York (PA) area.

In the 21yrs I've founded, owned, managed and run my business, I've never collected UC (Unemployment Compensation), but 1,162 various criminal inmates did collect $344/wk, for 18 weeks, for more than $7 MILLION from PA Taxpayers. And many of the 25,500 inmates in other county jails in Pennsylvania, did the same. WTF is that crap all about Gov Corbett?

Monday morning was a bitter 17°F, so I cranked-up the electric blanket from the #4 to #7 level, and rolled-over to sleep until 8:30. After some OJ, coffee and a bowl of Cap'n Crunch w/ Strawberries and a sliced banana, I checked the news and weather sites,

stripped the bed and began doing several loads of laundry. Since my 2 cleaning ladies and the plumber would be here on Tuesday morning, I skipped the usual Monday morning shower, until after it's repaired and functioning properly. I had more Jell-O® for lunch, and went out for a short, brisk walk, got some medical & utilities bills ready for payment, and listened to last week's missed Chris Plante Podcasts, until around 10:30pm. A large t-storm was heading our way from the west; tomorrow'd be a cold, rainy, possibly sleety (is that a word?) day. I was nodding-off and needed sleep.

Okay, stop calling yourself "fat", and quit calling yourself "old", too, so say the liberal idiot morons of "The Journal of Eating Disorders". Truly assholes, all of them. Hey, you are what you are; admit it, and normalcy leads to good mental health, IMO. Denying reality leads to mental illness. Your call.

I was up at 7am on Tuesday morning, 33°F, and the approaching t-storm, now a snowstorm, was just to the west of us. I made OJ, coffee, and just had a croissant for breakfast. My appetite just vhasn't returned, yet. The sleet and snow started around 9:45am, dropped 1-2" and reverted to freezing rain and rain. I worked on surface-cleaning the front hall and powder room wooden floors with a bucket of warm water and white vinegar, thoroughly-cleaning it 2x. I still have to spend many hours on my knees, scraping the boards' cracks' dirt out, vacuuming it up, then do another 2x warm

water/white vinegar washes, let dry for 12-14hrs, and finally apply the Wood Preen® Wax, which I'd just ordered online. I figure the whole project'll take 4-5 days, if my back holds-out. I'm just glad that I'd already dropped-off my 2012 Income Taxes at my CPAs in Dallastown, last week; it's underway, and this year, I should get a refund. That'll help. I managed to stay-up from 10-11pm, to watch my favorite TV show, "Justified", recorded it, and called it a night.

Wednesday was another cold day, with snow squalls moving thru, but at least there was sun. I was up at 7:30am, made coffee and Texas Red Grapefruit; still not much appetite. My old friend, Randy The Plumber, from RE Sanders, arrived at 9:45am, and had the 3 problems repaired in 2+ hours. Works 10x better than it did when it was new, 22yrs ago. I got off easy: $236.52, including labor. He'd finished by 12:30pm. At 26°F outside, I just couldn't get warm, even after a very long, hot and most-welcomed shower. I layered-up with fresh, clean clothes, cranked-up the Condo's heat to 77°F, and within an hour, began to feel like 'my old self". By 4pm, I was getting drowsy, and curled-up on the LR couch, while listening to the radio, and slept for oh, 15 minutes as the damned phones began ringing, and the world went by.

The massive southern and plains storms, which were supposed to meld and converge, and move-up the East Coast as another Nor'easter and wreak havoc for us on Friday and Saturday, fell apart, and the

best we'll get will be light snow an more cold. Fine by me. I need to be at Walt's Barbershop in Red Lion, at 8am, for a haircut, and stop at Giant Food Stores to pick some things up, and then go visit Dad, now that I'm feeling a bit better. I'm still trying to talk him into going 1911 .45cal target shooting with me at Freedom Armory, but he's too engrossed in paperwork, right now. Maybe later. 26°F outside, I listened to the Mark Levin Show, from 6-9pm, and went to bed. My alarm was set for 6am, so I could get to Walt's by 7:30am.

My trusty alarm was set for 6am on Thursday, but I woke-up at 4:15 and couldn't get back to sleep. 19°F outside, I cranked-up the heat, grabbed my Turkish Bathrobe, made OJ, coffee, Cream of Wheat w/ Keller's Butter, Rye Bread Toast w/ Keller's® Butter, and checked the weather and news sites, got ready and left for Red Lion at 7:15am, to be at Walt's Barbershop by 8am. Haircut done by 8:30, Walt had a new Savage 700 .308 Sniper Rifle, which more than met my approval. Sweet! I left for home, stopped at Weis Market to get a couple of things because of the coming ice/snowstorm on Saturday, and because I was so tired from getting-up early, take a snooze. I was already nodding-off and it was only 10:15am.

I've begun setting-up appointments with Hellam Twp's New Building Complex for Wednesday 2/27, and Cousin Rev Tom Shelley's Zion Shaffers United Lutheran Church for Thursday 2/28, to both sell and donate some of the remaining plant material at the GC&N Complex. The Friday, April 26th Auction will be here quickly, as will the approaching warm weather, so plants will have to be dug and transplanted fairly quickly, before "bud break" occurs. I also have to get the 2002 Jeep's title transferred from GC&N ownership to myself, and get new insurance ID cards issued, since we'll be officially dissolving the Sub-S Corp, very soon.

By 7:30pm, I was fading fast, since getting-up at 4am, and not getting any afternoon shut-eye. I packed it in at 8. Tomorrow starts a new week here in the "Journal", and it's already going to be a busy next week.

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.

∅bummer voter

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,

Europe is on the verge of insolvency and collapse, no thanks in great part to Germany, teetering-and-tottering Asia and South America will quickly-follow, then comes the downfall of Canada, and The USA won't be far behind, in late 2012 and into 2013. Watch this video; be sure you're sitting-down, and don't have any food or liquid in your mouth upon which to choke.

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 November 23rd, 1963 – youngest ever Eagle Scout in American History, at 12 years old – 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,

dangerous and short-lived CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs). Better stock-up NOW on 60w, 75w and 100w incandescents, where and when you can find them, before they become unavailable and illegal!

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

national emergency centers otherwise known as FEMA Camp Facilities on military installations. Some more detail on "Rex 84", right here, written by, very disappointingly, USMC Lt Col Oliver North.

"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 live near a "terrorism hot-spot"? Check the map. Here's DHS' recently-issued "White Paper (*.PDF)" on it, from 1970-2008, published by the University of Maryland.

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.

Are you worried and prepared for the coming paradigm shift? How's your preparation work coming along?

The end of the dollar is coming; are you prepared for it? Here's a guide to a few canned foods.

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 Part 1: Preparing For Disaster. And here's Part 2: Preparing For Disaster. Have you ever thought about what happens to Security During A Breakdown?

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.

After Hurricane Sandy, is there any doubt in your mind that you ought to be "prepping" for disasters, before everything is stripped from the stores' shelves? Does this look familiar to you?

If you were in an area heavily-affected by Sandy, you might have seen some looters running rampant. IMO, they should be shot on sight, not arrested. KILL ALL OF THE LOOTERS!

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

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