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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sometimes I feel like a nut

Got the following from my bud Mike Lamp....
"Paraprosdokians" are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected... frequently humorous. Winston Churchill loved them.
1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.
2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list.
3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
6. War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
9. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
10. In filling out an application, where it says, 'In case of emergency, Notify:' I put 'DOCTOR'.
11. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
12. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
13. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure..
14. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
15. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
16. You're never too old to learn something stupid.
17. I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper “

Monday, May 22, 2017

AMERICAN WORKING IN MEXICO




Got this from Larry P. Been meaning to post it...
Before any more 'outrage' at the Arizona law . . . read what it's like from the other side of that fence...I Received the following from Tom O'Malley, who was a Director with S.W. BELL in Mexico City : 

"I spent five years working in Mexico. I worked under a tourist Visa for three months and could legally renew it for three more months. After that you were working illegally. I was technically illegal for three weeks waiting on the FM3 approval. 

"During that six months our Mexican and U.S. attorneys were working to secure a permanent work visa called a 'FM3'. It was in addition to my U.S. passport that I had to show each time I entered and left the country. Barbara's was the same, except hers did not permit her to work. 

"To apply for the FM3, I needed to submit the following notarized originals (not copies): 

1. Birth certificate for Barbara and me. 

2. Marriage certificate. 

3. High school transcripts and proof of graduation. 

4. College transcripts for every college I attended and proof of graduation. 

5. Two letters of recommendation from supervisors I had worked for at least one year. 

6. A letter from the St. Louis Chief of Police indicating that I had no arrest record in the U.S. and no outstanding  warrants and, was "a citizen in good standing". 

7.Finally, I had to write a letter about myself that clearly stated why there was no Mexican citizen with my skills and why my skills were important to Mexico . 

We called it our 'I am the greatest person on Earth' letter. It was fun to write. 

"All of the above were in English that had to be translated into Spanish and be certified as legal translations, and our signatures notarized. It produced a folder about 1.5 inches thick with English on the left side & Spanish on the right." 

"Once they were completed, Barbara and I spent about five hours, accompanied by a Mexican attorney, touring  Mexican government office locations and being photographed and fingerprinted at least three times at each location, and we remember at least four locations where we were  instructed on Mexican tax, labor, housing, and criminal law and that we were required to obey their laws or face the consequences. 

We could not protest any of the government's actions or we would be committing a felony. We paid out four thousand dollars in fees and bribes to complete the process. When this was done we could legally bring in our household goods that were held by U.S. Customs in Laredo , Texas . 

This meant we had rented furniture in Mexico while awaiting our goods. There were extensive fees involved here that the company paid." 

"We could not buy a home and were required to rent at very high rates and under contract and compliance with Mexican law." 

"We were required to get a Mexican driver's license. This was an amazing process. The company arranged for the licensing agency to come to our headquarters location with their photography and fingerprint equipment and the laminating machine. We showed our U.S. license, were photographed and fingerprinted again and issued the license instantly after paying out a six dollar fee. We did not take a written or driving test and never received instructions on the rules of the road. Our only instruction was to never give a policeman your license, if stopped and asked. We were instructed to hold it against the inside window away from his grasp. If he got his hands on it you, would have to pay ransom to get it back." 

"We then had to pay and file Mexican income tax annually using the number of our FM3 as our ID number. The  company's Mexican accountants did this for us and we just signed what they prepared. It was about twenty legal size pages annually." 

"The FM3 was good for three years and renewable for two more after paying more fees."   

"Leaving the country meant turning in the FM3 and certifying we were leaving no debts behind and no outstanding legal affairs (warrants, tickets or liens)  before our household goods were released to customs."

"It was a real adventure and if any of our Senators or Congressmen went through it once, they would have a different  attitude toward Mexico ." 

"The Mexican government uses its vast military and police forces to keep its citizens intimidated and  compliant. They never protest at their capitol or government offices, but do protest daily in front of the United States Embassy. The U.S. Embassy looks like a strongly reinforced fortress and during most protests the Mexican military surrounds the block with their men standing shoulder to shoulder in full riot gear to protect the Embassy. These protests are never shown on U.S. or Mexican TV. There is a large public park across the street  where they do their protesting. Anything can cause a protest such as proposed law changes in California or Texas ." 

Please feel free to share this with everyone who thinks we are being hard on the illegals. Right!! Most Americans of the liberal left persuasion would never understand this..Most are blind to this reality. 


"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

Saturday, May 20, 2017

How the Constellation became star of the skies



We called them “Willy Victor,” short for WV2/EC121. Here’s a nice article written by Lockheed that has some history of them.


The Connie was a sweet ride and could handle the weather and all the other problems presented by flying around the Arctic Circle and the North Pole.  

But the article barely mentions the early warning flights flown out of Keflavik by VW-11 and VW-13. The two squadrons were based in Argentia, NFLD
and deployed to ;Keflavik, Iceland for flights to the east and west looking for Soviet aircraft and missiles. The Air Force had other barriers and the Navy had barriers in the west out of Midway. There were land based radar sites in Alaska, Canada and Greenland.

Yes, boys and girls, once upon time there was a “Cold War” and it was as serious as it gets. Well, as you know, we didn’t catch any ICBM’s heading for the US but did report a few Russian “Bear” bombers who seemed to run a regular route down to Cuba who had, a few years before, helped the Soviet’s try and install missiles that could hit any target within the US before we could launch a retaliatory strike. That was kind of important because there was this thing called Mutually Assured Destruction – MAD. The plan was that if each side could destroy the other, and being rational people, then neither side would launch a first strike.  But just in case, we watched. If I remember right if we caught them launching we could give early warning which would let us launch back… The needed warning  time was around 15 minutes…and there would be no second chances.

Notice the “being rational people.” That doesn’t work with radical Islam. One of the things I would do is tell the Muslim countries that if the shit keeps up we will take out Mecca or Medina…..or maybe both. Then torch off a couple of nukes in the deserts and maybe one off the coasts of Indonesia just to be sure everyone got the message. Hopefully that would rationalize the Muslim world and they would deal with radical Islam.

But enough current events. Here’s a short amateur film showing some grainy shots of “Willy Victors” flying in and around Newfoundland. If you look close enough you can see where my wife and I lived for a while with our two girls.

Lord I’d like to go back and do it again.


 "Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper 

We have a winner!



Think about it – these tenured Leftards are giving the finger both to traditional Swedes and to Jews at the same time, while noisily proclaiming their soumission to the cult of Islam. (And yes, it is Jews that totalitarian Swedish Leftists hate, not “Israelis.”)
One also suspects that some senior Swedish diplomats stationed in Israel may have decided to decamp to cooler climes in June, so naturally their national day celebration had to give way to their Excellencies’ personal convenience.
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/05/swedish-diplomats-move-national-holiday-to-avoid-clash-with-ramadan
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and promoted by mainstream media which holds forth the premise that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."




And she'd look good in a hijab!




"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper “

Lest we forget



Why we voted for Trump.


"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and promoted by mainstream media which holds forth the premise that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."


And why we watch FNC.


And I say it at the end of every post.


"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper






"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

Sunday, May 14, 2017

In the beginning there was the investigation.




And the result was a detailed list of Hillary’s crimes but weren’t crimes because according to Comey there was no intent. That was the beginning of Comey’s end.

Let us review.

Hillary had intent. Her intent was to hide her words and actions. She did so because she hates criticism and is use to getting her way. I am speaking of a woman who was given $100,000 when she needed it, stymied an investigation by "hiding" documents in her closet, fired people who had worked in the WH as travel agents for years and hired her friends as pay back, lied about Benghazi even though there was a video of her and on and on. So she knew establishing a special private email system was wrong.  But after a life time of skirting the law and living off influence she felt safe enough to believe she could do what she wanted.

But she is not stupid and she was not uninformed. She knew classified information would be sent over it.

She knew what would happen and she knew it would be wrong. But her fear of being caught and knowledge that emails showing how she was selling influence to the presumed to be office of the president to both foreign and US people/organizations would be on the server made her decide to set up the email system.

Her intent was to conceal a crime. Selling  influence. Pay for play. Quid pro quo.

And the proof is not just the demonstrated sending of classified information regarding government information. It is the thousands of emails illegally deleted.

The classified emails are the smoking gun. The missing emails are the bullets. They are the "dog that did not bark." That is the proof of intent to commit a crime. That is the proof of a crime.

Now, let's look at some of the players who got pulled into the crime as it started to collapse.

First we have ex President Clinton and the Attorney General of the United States.

Why in God's name would these two try to meet in secret just before an agency of Lynch's DOJ, the FBI, was set to interview Hillary?

Well, they didn't think they would be caught and they needed to make sure all the plans were in order. That each knew what was expected of the other. 

Why wasn't the interview with Hillary taped?

But it didn't work out. They were seen and in the resulting media coverage and criticism, Lynch was forced to recuse herself.  Enter Comey.

The question about Comey’s entrance and subsequent public actions becomes, “Why?”

Why did Comey decide to become a prosecutor rather than a investigator?  After all, it is the Federal Bureau of Investigation, not the Federal Bureau of Prosecution.

If you believe, as I do, that Comey is basically a honest man and wanted to do what was right, he was unhappy that Lynch had slipped aside and turned it over to her Deputy AG.  I think he had the information, knew that multiple crimes had been committed and knew that if he just sent the information up the chain of command the result would be that a report would be issued  no crime had been committed, no intent, just at its worst, a minor error of judgment on Hillary’s part. And no details provided because it contained classified information.

At that point he decided that the American people should know. That’s why he seized the initiative, gave out all the details so that the public could see just how nefarious Hillary was.  

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/statement-by-fbi-director-james-b-comey-on-the-investigation-of-secretary-hillary-clinton2019s-use-of-a-personal-e-mail-system

But to save the FBI as an organization….can you imagine the fire storm that would have descended on the FBI if he had recommended prosecution?......he claimed there was no intent.

And the Democrats mostly loved him. They wished he hadn’t done anything and the Republicans disliked him because they felt he had done nothing. 

But then the information about more emails came forth and he was trapped. If he ignored it and it was proven to be criminal the FBI would be greatly harmed. 

If he announced it the FBI would be shown impartial in its dealings and Hillary would win anyway.

But Hillary did not win and the Democrats hated him.

And the rest is history. The Left, with the willing help of a corrupt media, concocted a story about Russia and Trump that is still in play.

Now Trump decided that Comey couldn’t continue to lead a fractured organization so he fired Comey.

And the Left has proven itself to be Mother Of All Hypocrites and attacked Trump for doing what they wanted to do until it was done.

(Part of this was published in TalkLeft.)















"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper