Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The 2011 National Preparedness Month winds to an end

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This year had plenty of newsworthy calamities to remind us how important it is to be prepared.  It was no surprise when these calamities overwhelmed government resources. 

Your level of preparedness is entirely up to you.  There are many f-words in preparedness and some folks feel uncomfortable when it comes to firearms.  Nobody is forcing anyone to stow weapons so acute blammophobia should not keep you from being prepared in other respects.  If you start with focus, foresight, and flexibility, chances are good that your food, fuel, and finances will take care of your family and friends when fate tries to f--- you up. 

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blog knife meme



The knife in my pocket is a USA made Schrade Old Timer… because I am an old timer.  It has been my pocketknife for somewhere over 30-years.  Today if you see one for sale in a store, it is from China, which is where the jobs went.

There are still plenty of good pocket folders made in the USA.  We need the jobs.  Buy American!


 

I also carry one of those multi-fangled-tool gadgets, but that is on my belt and the meme did specify “in your pocket.”

Monday, September 19, 2011

Three years of abstinence

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Traditionally I blog on September 5 to note another year has passed since I walked away from my old friend, demon tobacco.  This year that date came and went without a thought.  During my walk this evening, I decided to jog for a while and noticed that I did not become winded; running felt natural.  It was enjoyable.  That event reminded me how long it has been since I had a smoke.

Should fate bless me with another 21 years on this earth, my association with cigars will resume and I plan to continue that friendship until the end of my days.  Until then I need to make the most out of what is left of this ambulatory old carcass of mine. 

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I totaled the amount of federal, state, and local taxes I paid so far in my lifetime.

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I did it on a whim and doing so gave me an arrogant sense of entitlement.  Now I want the government to mow my lawn, paint my house, and kiss my ass. 

Politicians really do suck.  They are not public servants; they are self-serving parasites.  Republicans want to do nothing when they should do something, and Democrats want to do something when they should do nothing. 

A high school student recently bragged to me that he would be earning a million dollars a year by the time he retired.  I smiled at him and said that by the time the government inflates this debt away, a million dollars a year would be the minimum wage. 

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Condoleezza wherefore art thou?


The Republican Debates are quite entertaining, but I thought the idea was to field candidates who are both electable and possess enough talent to run the country if elected.  So far, I am not seeing or hearing anything that gives my wallet any hope. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 2011 National Preparedness Month

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WHAT IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH?

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is held each September to encourage Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities.

Groups can register to become an NPM Coalition Member by visiting ready.gov and clicking on the NPM banner.

The Ready Campaign promotes individual emergency preparedness. Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign, to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

The Campaign’s Web sites (ready.gov and listo.gov) and toll-free numbers (1-800-BE-READY, TTY 1-800-462-7585, and 1-888-SE-LISTO) provide Americans with free emergency preparedness information.

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