Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sooooo, seems my hearing is worse than I thought ........................

new job has involved a transfer, since I couldn't hear the alarms going off {to be fair, they're set REALLY low, almost like that 'mosquito' app for cell phones}.  GOOD news is, new location is half the distance, with no tolls.  ;-)  New supervisor apparently received such glowing reports about me that he was ready to hire me, sight  unseen, without benefit of an interview.   {Yes, ego IS inflated at the moment}.

The FodGuy is getting bored - need to find him artistic outlet - he's WONDERFUL at woodworking, just have to set up the necessary space.  ;-)

Weather is still 'iffy' here - we'll have 75-80 degree days, followed by 55-60 degree days.

"Old" company not doing well; hiring youngsters company's insurance won't cover, so Patrol is soon to be a thing of the past.  "Preggo", mentioned here before, stopped by to get her old job back - she lives about the same distance I do, with a 2 year old &  a newborn to consider, and was apparently unaware of the pay cut - or figures Mom, Dad, siblings & Uncle Sugar will make up any difference ......................................





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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Have a LOT of "stuff" happening, .............................

but want to give a belated, but very hearty "CONGRATULATIONS !!" to Old NFO, for his book, The Grey Man Vignettes becoming a reality.

Job search time {UGH!} - seems a new comptroller of the corporation we provide security for doesn't like guns {WTH is he doing in TEXAS, then?} - as of 1 April, we are to be unarmed, with a concomitant almost 30% drop in pay.  Now, at $14.50/hr., it was kinda worth it to travel 104 miles daily, paying tolls - at $10.50/hr., however, I will be paying THEM for the 'privilege' of working.

In addition {this has all happened in the last 2 weeks}, the FodGuy has been hit with health news that's not good - he has to go on oxygen 24/7.  Yes, we are both smokers, but thanks to a manager above the FodGuy, critically necessary air-cleaning units have NOT been installed at a 'new' facility, for over a year, so the FodGuy's lungs are giving up.  He is now out on permanent disability.  Thank you, giant corporations.

To my beloved, my soul mate, my FodGuy - remember these words always ................................





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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

From my Colonel .................................

HOORAY - 53-46
The U.N. Resolution 2117 lists 21 points dealing with firearms control, but perhaps of most interest is point number 11: “CALLS FOR MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT WEAPONS COLLECTION, DISARMAMENT ---”
HOORAY - 53-46 vote - The U.S. Senate voted against the U.N. resolution.
 
 
This is that brief, glorious moment in history
when everyone stands around...reloading.
 
Now, Which 46 Senators Voted to Destroy Us? Well, let their names become known !! See below . If you vote in one of the states listed with these 46 “legis..traitors”… vote against them.
 
In a 53-46 vote, the Senate narrowly passed a measure that will stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.  The Statement of Purpose from the Bill reads:  "To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty."  The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms.  The ban would have affected all private gun owners in the U.S. and had language that would have implemented aninternational gun registry, now get this, on all private guns and ammo.
 
Astonishingly, 46 out of our 100 United States Senators were willing to give away our Constitutional rights to a foreign power.
 
Here are the 46 senators who voted to give your rights to the U.N.
Baldwin (D-WI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bennett (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Coons (D-DE)
Cowan (D-MA)
Durbin (D-IL)j
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hirono (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)
 
Folks: This needs to go viral. These Senators voted to let the UN take OUR guns. They need to lose their next election. We have been betrayed.
46 Senators Voted to Give your 2nd Amendment Constitutional Rights to the U.N.
 
Please send this to SOMEONE!
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Video you NEED to watch ......................................



via Old NFO, from An Ordinary American - I'm privileged to know a young woman from Ukraine {NOTE:  It is NOT proper to refer to it as "The Ukraine"}, who is brilliant and beautiful, one of the kindest young women it's been my pleasure to get to know - I've not had the opportunity to ask her about recent events, but rest assured, I will ..................................................

Some of the older folks among us might remember a movie titled " Z " from 1969; the "authorities" in the video above remind me of the truncheon-wielding "authorities" in " Z ".  As Martin Niemöller noted

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.