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"We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box." - Congressman Larry McDonald M.D.
(1 April, 1935 - 1 Sept., 1983)


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God Save The Republic







27 February 2011

And The Beat Goes On

It's the story of my life. I take a brief hiatus from the shackles of blogdom and miss out on the opportunity to comment on the really important newsworthy events of the past month. For example; Charlie Sheen has screwed the pooch and shut down "Two And A Half Men." Jennifer Aniston has changed her hair style (about time if you ask me). Lindsey Lohan is in criminal trouble, yet again. Kelsey Grammer has married for the fourth time and, the best news of all, Kate Middleton is winning the hearts and minds of the Royal's loyal subjects. Yea Kate!!!

Considering the vast media attention given to these "world shaping" happenings, I suppose I should be as content as a pig in mud. But instead, I find myself still fixated on the little, less important things in life. For example;

Since last I typed, rebel forces convinced Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak to release the hold of his thirty plus year dictatorship and take his act on the road. Yea rebels!!! I somehow think I'd be highly remiss, though, if I didn't make mention of the fact that just as soon as Mubarak beat feet for parts unknown, Egypt was sucked into a massive black hole where news updates have become non existent. It is as if nothing happened... just another day kind of thing.

Rebel forces in Libya, seeing the effects of Egypt's rebel efforts, have been nudged into action in the hope of breaking the grip of Mohmar "Daffy" Kadafi's forty plus year despotic rule over that country. Go rebels!!! Of course the big surprise here is, the U.S. has frozen all of Kadafi's assets. (and who says Barry is weak) But I can't help but speculate on how much of those "assets" will become secreted away to "off shore" accounts in Chicago.

I have received information, third hand, that I can not confirm; al Jazeera News has allegedly reported Kadafi ordered a large number of children be taken from a day care facility to the center of town, doused with gasoline and set ablaze. He has supposedly threatened more children will burn if rebels don't immediately stand down. It is further alleged that Kadafi has ordered loyalists to attack and rape lone women, in an effort to inspire rebels to stay at home to protect their women. I have to say I wouldn't doubt Kadafi's resolve to stay in power nor his actions, no matter how heinous, to maintain that power. Even the burning of children. I also have no doubts that if these stories are true, the American news media would not report them.

Closer to home; I suffered some very serious personal injury a few days ago. I saw the price of gasoline has "inched" up to $3.29 a gallon and I received massive soft tissue damage from the high speed impact of my sphincter slamming shut. Way down in the small print put out by the lame stream media, it has been reported that the surge in fuel prices is the result of speculator's concerns over the civil unrest in Egypt and Libya and the potential for a disruption in the oil supply lines.

With the exception of Saddam Hussein's igniting of Iraqi oil fields in 2003, how many times have civil upheavals, wars or threats of wars in oil producing countries, actually put a stopper on the oil spigot? Yeah, that's what I thought... zip, zero, zilch (ie. Na Da) In other words, it's just an excuse to gouge the hell out of us end users by Big Oil. And it works every time.

My daughter has come to the realization that her father's fears of food prices (among other fears) going through the roof are not the ramblings of a demented conspiracy theorist. She suffered a high speed impact injury herself recently when she stopped at the local Sav-A-Lot to pick up a head of lettuce and a green pepper. Gouge-A-Bunch now wants $2.39 for lettuce and $2.59 for a green pepper. An increase of more than one dollar in only a week's time.

The weather here in North Carolina has been very nice for February, (75 degrees today) so last week the son in law and I tilled and began prepping the soil for the family garden. I highly suggest you folks do the same at the earliest possible weather opening. Don't get caught with your pants down or your belly gauges below a quarter tank.

Prices are going to get worse and as they do, folks who can't afford to buy will resort to taking by force. Have you already gotten your head wrapped around the idea that it may become necessary to your very survival to protect what you have... by force? We may well have reached the point where it's too late to debate the issue.

Yea Preppers!!!

MikeH.