friday, january 18th, 2013

like most Americans, I am deeply disturbed by the recent mass murder of school children in Newtown, CT. Naturally, I am anguished and in search of hard answers and elusive solutions.

Guns are not the problem; criminals with evil in their hearts and mentally-ill people prone to violence, are.

Recently, mentally-ill liberal idiots posing as "gun control advocates", have happily and gleefully seized this Sandy Hook School tragedy as an opportunity to forward their longstanding communist/fascist/socialist agenda, and other related "damp fantasies", which include the prohibition of "high capacity ammunition magazines" (NOT to be confused with "ammunition clips"), those evil right-wing "gun show loopholes" and scary "assault weapons" semiautomatic firearms (NOT to be confused with military-grade "assault rifles" or military "assault guns").

Exasperated yet?

I demand that all of you lowlife, dirtbag lib-tards resist jumping onto the socialist/fascist/Marxist "gun control" bandwagon. That's a losing proposition, pushed by socialists, Marxists, communists and wild-eyed fascists. Even the most credible non-partisan research – such as the National Academy of Science – is unable to

identify a directly-correlative, let alone cause-and-effect, relationship between firearms restrictions and violence prevention. As such, hysterical cries for "gun control" legislation are indeed a knee-jerk reaction and wet panties, "bandwagon" approach.

Gun control? Sure, it worked well for Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol-Pot, Castro and numerous other mass-murdering dictators.

Personally, I value my God-given 2nd Amendment Right to both defense of self and home, as guaranteed by our US Constitution, and recently confirmed by two Supreme Court rulings, in DC and Chicago.

I keep both semiautomatic AR-10 (.308cal/7.62x51mm NATO) and AR-15 (.223cal/5.56x45mm NATO) rifles and numerous "high capacity" magazines, for the defense of my home and Family. In public, I carry concealed (PA-CCW 1989), a semiautomatic handgun, equipped with multiple, simple 8-round magazines, for the defense of myself and Family. I keep and bear these arms proudly, conscientiously and in accordance with federal and state law. Millions of my fellow Americans do likewise, day in and day out, year after year. That a troubled, selfish lunatic, mentally-disturbed shooter would violate numerous sensible public safety laws – including those prohibiting murder – and use a firearm – any firearm – to criminally destroy innocent life is an unspeakable tragedy. Yet millions of Americans responsibly keep semiautomatic firearms in accordance with state and federal law and Constitutional 2nd Amendment immunity. The laws currently being proposed by perennial, shit-for-brains "gun control" advocate idiots would regulate behavior of the very people who have been responsible and law-abiding all their lives. Misguided, inappropriate, and ineffective.

By joining those who blame firearms, and by extension, Americans who support and value our Right To Keep & Bear Arms (RTKBA), you not only misplace blame on millions of Americans, but you lose the opportunity to focus on meaningful issues, such as our identification and treatment of mentally-ill people. By making guns and gun owners scapegoats for blame, you risk stigmatizing and alienating millions of law-abiding Americans. I am not only troubled by your false accusations, I am angered, outraged and just flat-out, pissed-off!

The real issues surrounding this tragic event in Newtown, CT, are myriad and complex. People are rightly-outraged, and rightly-calling for "something" to be done. I demand that you take care and caution when considering among the possible legislative reactions, and to ensure that any and all proposed solutions further our interest in prevention of such tragedies, without misplacing blame and alienating millions of Americans who are blameless for this, and other, murderous acts. Policy formulated out of irrational emotional response, will solve nothing.

Remember, that by just doing "something" stupid, you risk Civil War II. I kid you not. Read this, for further edification.

A Day In The Life

Friday was a cold 29°F, rainy day; I was up at 6:15am, after a better night's sleep. I turned-up the heat, grabbed my Turkish Bathrobe, made some fresh Fresh-Squeezed OJ w/ lots of pulp, French-Roast, Turkish-Grind Coffee (from whole, freshly-ground Dunkin' Donuts® beans) with my Chemex® Drip System and Eggs Benedict Florentine w/ Hash Browns, for breakfast. By 10am, I'd warmed-up the Jeep, and left to visit Dad. It started raining as I was on my way home, around 12noon. After a Grilled Cheese w/Ham Sandwich & Potato Salad for lunch, I stayed inside for the rest of the day, watched some CATV and listened to Talk Radio. It was a good night to just stay-put, listen to some WITF-FM Classical Music, and find out about Meals In A Jar.

On the morning's trip, I noticed that gas prices at-the-pump had risen an additional 10¢ since last Wednesday (1/9): Unleaded Regular (87 oct) is now up to $3.59/gal, Unleaded Premium (89oct) is now at $3.69/gal, Premium (93 oct) is at $3.89/gal, with Diesel Fuel/Kerosene still at $4.09/gal, at most stations, in the York (PA) area.

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I slept-in until 7:30am on Saturday, with a good night's rest, finally. After coffee, Del Monte® Red Grapefruit Sections and Sunny-side-Up Eggs, Sausage, Fried Potatoes & Toast, for breakfast, I drove over to Dad's for a short visit, and then to a very large furniture store, who was having a 40-70% off clearance sale. After an

hour, I didn't find anything, and will try other stores in the area next week. I have some "unique requirements" – dimensions, fabric, color etc – and it's going to require a lot of searching. I just heard the weather forecast that bitter cold and snow is heading our way, after several 60°F days, and I'll have to get to the GC&N Complex to prep the water pipes' heat lamps, on Monday or Tuesday. I got back home around 12:45pm, made 3-Way HotDogs and chips for lunch.

I canceled my standing LARGE ORDER with Bushmaster Arms, of 30-rnd & 40-rnd AR-15 magazines, after they sent another email saying they couldn't even give me a shipping date, due to the business overload, even though I'd ordered before Christmas. It's going to be many weeks and probably several months until they get caught-up. This manufacturer is back-ordered 1,000,000+ magazines for the AR-15 platform. Yikes. Truth be told, I suspect the manufacturers of hi-cap mags are waiting for the illegal and unConstitutional AWB to occur, so they can gauge their immediate and future production. I have plenty of magazines for all of my firearms, except for my .50cal Beowulf (Alexander Arms), so I ordered another 10 x 10-rnd magazines. Shipping date within 7-10 days, via FedEx. I listened to the past week's Chris Plante Show Podcast until 9:45pm. I needed to get-up at 5:45am tomorrow, to get to Weis Market and Giant Foods Supermarket, both in East York, by 7:30am. My shopping list was prepared and I had some other stops planned-out, too.

The Human Body Clock is an amazing thing. One day I'll sleep-in until 8:30am, and the next day I'm up at 4, or even earlier. I was up at 5:15am on Sunday, got the coffee made, had some OJ and a quick bowl of Raisin Bran, scanned the weather and

news sites, started the usual Sunday Win-7 Back-Up Procedure, and left for Weis Market at 7:30. It was a cold, rainy day. We have a "major snow event" coming during the last week of the month, and I needed to prepare (calcium chloride snow-melt) for that, in addition to what was on my usual "to get list". It was longer-than-usual shopping trip, and after getting home at 9am, I unpacked and worked on cleaning and re-painting a cube table, used my upstairs Loft. I also rotated more canned soups/vegs/foods to the front of my basement stores, so they'd get used-up sooner. I made a Allen Bros Steakburger w/ Chips for lunch, listened to some missed various Talk Radio Podcasts, and continued working on the cube table. By 7pm, the several coats of paint had dried, and it was back up in the Loft. Murphy used to love to sleep up there; I miss him. The usual Gun Talk was on until 11pm, and I called it quits at 10.

Monday was a bit different; I slept-in until 7:30am, made coffee, OJ and some Soft-Boiled Eggs w/ Toast in a bowl, and checked the news and weather sites. Since Monday's mu usual "laundry day", I changed linens, did 3 loads, some vacuuming and cleaned-out the Jeep in-between laundry stuff. Although drizzly and dreary, temps rose to 52°F, so after calling Dad to talk, I went out for a 1¼-hr walk around the area. Back by 12noon, I made a Chicken Salad Sandwich on a Croissant, a bowl of Cream of Cauliflower Soup, and worked on some more paperwork. By 9:30pm, I'd listened to all the usual Talk Radio Shows in the background, and scanned the Accu-Weather site's monthly forecast, to gauge my next visit to the GC&N Complex, to prep it for the coming/forecast cold weather and snow. I needed sleep by 10:30pm.

Up at 7:15am on Tuesday, to a "balmy" 38°F, I turned-up the heat, made coffee, Del Monte® Red Grapefruit Sections, and Ham and Egg Crepe Squares for breakfast. While scanning the weather and news sites, I saw the weather maps

and forecasts of snow/sleet/freezing rain for tonite and tomorrow morning, and bitter cold/snow coming early next week. I moved-up my visit to the GC&N Complex to this Friday, to check/change the 150w heat lamp bulbs and ready the water pipes for the near-zero°F-cold blast coming our way. Crap. I also had to get one of my spare computers to Spartan Computer for some JD work, and .223cal/5.56mm ammo to Dave, at S&D Automotive. I loaded the 2009 Office's super-fast HP 6000 Pro (Win-7 Pro) unit and case+ of ammo into the Jeep's Cargo Bay, and left at 10am, for Dad's. We visited for an hour, I did the other errands and was back home by 12:30pm. Temps were already dropping from 46°F to 37°F, as the storm-front approached. The Southeast was getting hammered by ice and I decided to stay-inside for the rest of the day, and started cleaning-out/re-organizing the final "catch-all junk" kitchen drawer; wow, what an 23yr old assortment of *stuff*! Piles of "things", everywhere. I'll finish it up tomorrow. After a simple, "comfort food" Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup, I did some more basement shelf and garage re-organization work, listened to the usual afternoon and evening Talk Radio Shows, and shut-down at 10pm. By then, the rain/sleet had started as temps dropped to below freezing and a ***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY*** was issued. Ice; just well.

Tuesday night/Wednesday morning was one of the worst I'd had in a long while. The phone rang 3-4x (can't remember) during the night; no one there. I heard several loud noises in the Condo, and took my Kimber® 1911 Stainless "Custom TLE™ II" .45cal ACP, LED flashlight and laser to investigate; nothing. And it poured/sleeted/snowed; but there was no snow on the ground. By 3:15am, I had a headache, got-up to take some aspirin, turned-on the lights and stayed-up. I made LOTS of coffee, took more aspirin, had OJ, and a double bowl of Cream of Wheat w/ Keller's Butter, Country Sausage links, and toast. That helped a little. I went back to sleep on the LR couch for 2½-3hrs, but still felt

like crap when I got back-up at 8am. Meh. I went out for a walk around the block while the Jeep warmed-up, and left for the bank to make some deposits. After that and a couple of other stops, I came home with a roaring headache, and so tired I just flopped down on the couch, and slept for another 3hrs. More aspirin, a BLT-Club Sandwich, and I went back to sleep until 6pm. With the Jeep moved into the garage for the night, I checked the weather sites, scanned the day's news, listened to the Mark Levin Show, until 9pm, took more aspirin, and closed down for the night. Wednesday was a thoroughly-wasted day.

Finally, I had the best 7½-8hrs of sleep I've had in many weeks, and woke-up Thursday morning at 8:15. After coffee, Del Monte® Mandarin Oranges, and a bowl of Frosted Flakes, I left for the Garden Center at 10, to check overall security, change any burnt-out outside lightbulbs, and check the water pipes' heat lamps. I did a walk-around of all of the buildings and GHs; all were A-OK, so I left for home, at 11am. My friend and former employee, Lee, stopped by at 12:30pm, just as I finished lunch, and we caught-up on recent events, plus his deteriorating lower back/sciatica medical condition. Temps had only made it to 38°F, so I put the garbage out curbside (new pick-up day is now Friday), garaged the Jeep, and stayed-in for the day.

I remembered that I'd missed one of my all-time favorite TV series – "Justified" at 10pm on Tuesday – whose 4th season premiered 2 days

ago; dammit. I have the DVDs for the first 2 seasons; the 3rd season's DVD is just now available, and I've ordered it. I don't watch much CATV, but that is one series worth watching, IMO. My only gripe is that it's on so late (10pm), so I usually recorded it and watched it the following day.

Winter weather advisories for the Southeast were posted, and they're getting hammered again by snow and ice. The snow/ice was to our north and southwest, but we were only getting rain, at this point. Better them than us, I guess. I listened to the Mark Levin Show, until 9pm, while working on some paperwork and paying bills. I shut-down around 10, as I needed to go visit Dad early tomorrow, get Alan's "new computer" ready for him to pick-up, and be home the rest of the day for a scheduled FedEx delivery. Friday also begins a new week here in the "Journal", and I've got a couple of "interesting projects" on the front-burners, to work on and complete.

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, " 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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