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APRIL “FOOLS” DAY – A NEW HOLIDAY!

I AM STARTING A DRIVE TO MAKE APRIL FIRST A NEW HOLIDAY FOR EVERYONE BUT GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.  A DAY TO GIVE EVERYONE ELSE A FULL TWENTY FOUR HOURS TO REVIEW GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE OVER THE PAST YEAR. I HOPE THE MEDIA WILL HELP GET THIS NEW HOLIDAY APPROVED AND HELP WAKE UP ENOUGH AMERICANS TO DEMAND “COMMON SENSE” RETURN TO WASHINGTON. SOME STATES NEED A SIMILAR PROGRAM FOR THEIR OPERATIONS. 

TO START THE PROCESS I WILL SHARE FACTS I RECEIVED THIS MORNING FROM CONNIE E. THIS HIGHLIGHTS SOME THE WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY TO PROMOTE GOOFY ISSUES TO CREATE HATE AND DIVIDE AMERICANS  EVERY WAY THEY CAN.

TAKE A LOOK AT A FEW FACTS  ABOUT SOME THINGS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS CREATED OVER THE YEARS. WE HAVE A FINE WEAPON NAMED THE “TOMAHAWK” MISSILE. HOW ABOUT THE “APACHE”, BLACKHAWK”, “KIOWA”, AND “LAKOTA” HELICOPTERS. OBAMA ACTUALLY USED THE OLD WORD WE HAVE HEARD FOR YEARS WHEN PARATROOPS JUMP, “GERONIMO” TO NAME THE MISSION TO KILL OSAMA BIN LADEN.

NOW WE HAVE THE BUFFON’S IN CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE “CZARDOM” SCREAMING TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE WASHINGTON “REDSKINS”. 

PLEASE SEND ME YOUR FAVORITE EXAMPLES OF US GOVERNMENT EVENTS THAT CAN BE SHARED AS EXAMPLES OF TRYING TO DIVIDE AMERICANS AND WASTE MONEY. I WOULD HAVE LISTED “HOW TO DESTROY GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS”, BUT THE FOOLS HAVE FINALLY AROUSED THE ATTENTION OF THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA.  

C BREWER  

GOVERNMENT SERVICES?

Has anyone experienced a massive increase in junk calls recently? Before you waste a lot of time this article might save you a lot of time. We are senior citizens who have earned the pleasure of sleeping later than normal who are sick of being awakened with a telephone call, often before 8am. The reverse of this is what is described as a Robocall we got recently at 9:45pm on a Sunday evening. These Robocalls are actually computers designed to call your number and when you answer there is no one there but shortly you receive another call from a person who knows you are home.

By the way the National Do-not-call list, provided by our Federal government is a waste of time like every other bureaucratic mis-managed service available. You have to register every year and it is worthless help. On February 19th I tried to see if another state agency was any better and sent the following message to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC).

“Starting at 8:04 this morning we have received 10 calls from 877-218-4381. It rings 4 times and hangs up. We are elderly and in addition we get 4 to six calls from various charities and as late as 9:45 last Sunday night. We are on the no call list and this is disturbing us deeply. It there anything we can do to stop this or should we stop our phone service that will not allow our children to check on us? Surely there must be a simple way to stop this intrusion? We could use cell service but unfortunately living close to the Louisiana border on Toledo Bend Lake we do not get 100% service and virtually none inside our house”.

I have tried to get some help from the PUC regarding the lousy electric service we have with the Deep East Texas Electric Co-Op for several years but the PUC is as useless as the Do-Not-Call program. The following is my rapid response, likely a prepared answer, with the errors you can see.

From: Customer Service

Sent: Friday, February 20, 2015 10:07 AM

To: Clyde W. Brewer

Subject: RE: Question

Mr. Brewer:

Thank you for contacting the Public Utility Commission of Texas. The No Call list is intended for legitimate Telemarketers that are selling goods or services.

If you find that you receive solicitation calls from telemarketers you may file a complaint. If the calls you are receiving are exempt from the No Call list(Debt Collectors, State Licensees, ect.) or are “scams” or harassing  you may contact the Attorney General of Texas at 1-800-621-0508 to file a complaint.

To file a No Call Complaint with the PUCT please provide the following information:

  • Your name, address, and telephone number
  • Telemarketers Name(if available) and telephone number
  • Date and Time of Calls

No Call List FAQ’s- http://www.puc.state.tx.us/consumer/phone/Consumer_faq.aspx

Feel free to contact us if you have additional questions.

Sincerely,

Public Utility Commission of Texas

P. O. Box 13326

Austin, TX  78711-3326

1-888-782-8477 Toll-free

1-512-936-7003 Fax

I responded with this short response; “I thought this was a complaint?” The following was their response.

Thank you for your recent correspondence. If the calls referenced in your initial email were made trying to sell you a product or service, please provide a description of the solicitation along with your address.

If the calls were harassing in nature( scams, hang ups, ect) you can report the calls to the Attorney General’s office at 1-800-621-0508.

Feel free to contact us if you have additional questions.

Sincerely,                 The same address was affixed.

Pay particular attention to the response from the PUC in red above and think deeply what they ask for you to do to file a complaint. The most impressive thing I noticed was the consistent misuse of the term “ect”, even my spell check shows the misuse. It is obvious that they are telling me if I have a complaint to contact the Attorney General of Texas to file a complaint. I have wasted enough time in the Federal/State bureaucracy’s. They are useless.

In the last 48 hours I have received calls from; 952-204-9839, 409-684-2209, 267-295-6632, 214-390-3145, 728-504-1509, 877-283-4162, 877-238-6733, 699-289-7430, 484-273-0072, 484-273-0072, 922-951-3210, 678-899-6533, 877-218-836, 786-284-5092, 520-448-8183, 415-802-2946, 817-717-9891, 409-625-4658, 609-208-7430, 504-272-2635.

We seldom answer any call if they don’t identify who they are. We have answered calls from insurance companies, charities, the Republican National Committee whose calls were not blocked by the Do-Not-Call program long after we re-registered again this year. Why do we have to re-register is a mystery but so is every aspect of our Federal government.   

I also have a fax line and so far I get few calls on this line. It has the ringer turned off and I don’t put ink in the printer. I had one sales call on this line while I was typing this article.

Surprisingly I get twice as much spam on my E mail accounts than irritable calls on my phones. Without any government meddling or control I can just hit a button on the PC and the caller who issues spam is blocked forever from sending me anymore spam. Fast, effective and free from government intervention and control.

But fear not my friends as this freedom is short lived as it was announced just this week that our “regulation gone-mad- government and our President” has decided that the internet needs to be controlled by the government. Read the following link and get ready for more spam you can’t block when the idiots get control of one more freedom. In fact the prime reason for the FCC regulations move is to immediately block people like me from expressing my opinions anymore.

  www.breitbart.com/…/fcc-approves-net-neutrality-plan-to-contr

I hope you are pleased with our bureaucracy today, I am not. I have run out of government agencies to help me stop harassment by telephone. I just ordered a blocker to stop the Robocalls but the government will probably outlaw them next.

Oh, we got our first irritating call today at 7:34am  from someone named “Willcox at 520-254-0154. This will be the first number I enter in the new blocker when it arrives Thursday. I will also send a copy of this post to the PUCT so they can correct their form letters.

C Brewer

LUCK, MAGIC OR LIES?

My friend Dr. Forrest shared this tidbit of interest on the “Believe or Not” performance of our federal government. He referred the following facts to a gentleman he knows who has a PHD in statistics and he said the process looks right to him “providing each act is an independent event”.  

The odds of winning the Florida lottery are 1 in 22,957,480.

The odds of winning the Powerball is 1 in 175,223,510.

The odds of winning Mega Millions is 1 in 258,890,850.

The odds of a disk drive failing in any given month are roughly one in 36. The odds of two different drives failing in the same month are roughly one in 36 squared, or 1 in about 1,300. The odds of three drives failing in the same month is 36 cubed or 1 in 46,656.

The odds of seven different drives failing in the same month (like what happened at the IRS when they received a letter asking about emails targeting conservative and pro-Israeli groups) is 37 to the 7th power = 1 in 78,664,164,096. That my friend is over 78 Billion. In other words, the odds are greater that you will win the Florida Lottery 342 times than having those seven IRS hard drives crashing in the same month.

How on earth could this happen at the IRS?  Dumb luck, just magically with no human intervention or another pack of lies we see consistently from our government?

Even Harry Reid, Queen Nancy Pelosi and our Liar in Chief, Emperor Obama, could not outdo this miracle.

C Brewer

FACTS YOU HAVE TO SEARCH FOR.

This will be a first for my blog. I just read this I decided to post it immediately. This will be the first time I have posted two items on the same day. The Texas Public Policy Foundation published this today and I hope every American will have a chance to see facts that will not be included in the news media. I hope you will share it with everyone you can, as soon as you can.   I urge you to sign up to receive this publication at TexasPolicy.com, a link is at the end of this article.

C Brewer

Americans Getting Paid Not to Work Growing Far Faster Than Taxpayers.

The Federal government announced the new, official unemployment rate today: 8.1 percent, down from 8.2 percent. Far fewer jobs were added in April than expected, 115,000, so the official rate declined slightly because more people stopped looking for work.

The workforce participation rate is now at its lowest rate in 30 years with 63.6 percent of adults who could work actually working.

When people can’t find work, they adjust. Families spend less. Children move in with parents. Some people seek additional training to improve their marketable skills. And, some former workers apply for various forms of public assistance, such as unemployment compensation, food stamps, or welfare. But, since the historic welfare reforms of 1996, welfare for able-bodied adults is generally limited to five years (except in California, where they’ve always sought an exemption). This appears to have caused a shift to other forms of public welfare.

The number of Americans drawing checks from the Federal government via Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income Program swelled from 7.0 million in FY 2007 to an estimated 8.0 million in FY 2012, with the growth rate in the program doubling at the onset of the recession. This program is expected to cost the taxpayers about $52 billion in FY 2012.

Similarly, the number of Americans suddenly finding themselves “disabled” enough to receive Disability Insurance benefits from Social Security is projected to swell to 11 million in FY 2012, with applications rising more than 5 percent in 2010 alone.

Since the formal end of the recession in June 2009, the number of new people entering the Disability Insurance Program, 4.7 million, is double the growth in non-farm payrolls, 2.3 million.

In 1975, 1.33 percent of working age adults received Disability Insurance payments from the U.S. Today, the rate of officially disabled Americans of working age has soared to 7.1 percent.

Given all the advancements in workplace safety and ergonomic design, are Americans really 5.4 times more likely to be truly disabled than they were 37 years ago? Or, are government incentives not to work, combined with an economy slowed by overregulation, making us “disabled”?

-The Honorable Chuck DeVore                                   http://TexasPolicy.com

“GOD SAVE AMERICA” CB

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