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OUR BIGGEST ENEMY IS OUR GOVERNMENT!

Prove me wrong?

Watching and reading the news, possibly deeper than most,  has proven to me that all of our government agencies have been unlawfully using security classifications to hide facts from the people. We get to see what they want us to see and this must be investigated.

Hiding anything from the public by every government agency is the scariest event in my lifetime. It is also factual that the major networks and publishers use innuendos, evasive methods to modify the news to fit their political propaganda objectives. I have lost trust in the news from television, radio and all newspapers and rely on the internet to keep me informed. Watching President Trump use the internet to express his positions has been refreshing. He obviously had some of the same concerns when he referred to Washington DC as a swamp that needed draining. He has been systematically addressing specific concerns and has chosen to express his positions openly. His actions to criticize the media when they spew propaganda is evident. His bold actions about the honesty of our own government has been refreshing.   

Anyone who questions the clandestine unlawful actions by our own government is either blind, deaf, dead or a Socialist, Democratic Progressive. This definition also describes the upper level leadership in all or nearly all current government agencies. When the Department of Justice (DOJ) becomes the most questionable agency we have, America is in deep trouble. Even more troubling is when the Justice Department uses security classification to hide their actions from Congress and the President. Save this article and watch this unfold as it can’t be hidden forever. It appears that our current Attorney General Sessions has been gagged by his own people for a reason we will never know. What prompted me to write this article was an article written by Chuck Ross for the Washington Journal Friday. I will use some of his statements to reveal what motivated me to spend this Sunday writing this article instead of watching the final round of The Masters Golf Tournament.  


“The Department of Justice says it will allow members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees to view surveillance warrants granted against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in what the agency is calling an “extraordinary accommodation.”

DOJ is allowing the access to the four warrant applications in response to demands from California Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence”.

These revelations should be very troubling for any American who loves our “Freedoms”. I can’t fathom how or why the DOJ can hide any document, even politically misused actions, from the Congressional oversight committees. This mistrust within our entire government operations is deeply troubling. Analyze the next quote from Mr Ross.     

“Nunes threatened earlier this week to take legal action if the DOJ did not provide all committee members access to the four Page warrants, which were issued in 2016 and 2017 by judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court. Nunes also demanded that the FBI hand over an internal document known as an Electronic Communication (EC), which laid out the basis for the bureau’s investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with the Russian government”

“WOW”. A Congressional committee may have to sue the DOJ for what must be classified “Top Secret” for some scary reason, WHY?  The referenced, “Ross” article revealed that there was a subpoena issued to review the secret documents last August 24th from Chairman Nunes of the House Intelligence Committee. The DOJ and the FBI  have not provided the documents yet.


The Ross article revealed that the DOJ has allowed two members of the House Intelligence Committee to view the FISA warrants.  Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Trey Gowdy have reviewed the documents. Nunes sent four request in February to permit all members if the Intelligence Committee to review the Secret documents and his requests were declined. Another request has produced the following reply from assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd to Nunes Friday and is quoted from the Ross article;

“The Department considers this an extraordinary accommodation based on unique facts and circumstances. We are also extending this review opportunity to the members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence,” the letter continues.

“Nunes set a deadline of April 11, next Wednesday, to provide a copy of the Electronic Communication”.

Can you imagine how many more government agencies use Security Classification to hide information from Congress, the Media and the people?Inspector Generals.

I recently read that the Inspector General within the DOJ has over 400 people to make sure operations are within the law. If this is an example there must be over ten thousand

Government employees making sure everything that happens in the entire government is lawful. The same Inspector General for the DOJ and his 400 plus people have been reviewing the Clinton computer and cell phone debacle for over a year. The Mueller investigation of the Russian involvement in the last election is the closest example of bias I have ever observed.  Fueled by the media it may last until they all die.

As most of the people who I worked with for 27 years in Aerospace for a company now part of Lockheed-Martin have passed away I will justify my knowledge of the security issues. I had security clearance for most of those years and spent many years with a Top Secret Crypto approval.  

Watching our government operate these past few years has been a lesson on what not to do. The size of every agency seems to grow faster than our increase in citizens. When you see what we spend on illegals you can should be see why every agency grows. Some States now encourage illegals and prison inmates to vote to keep the the Socialist Progressive Democrats in power. I believe that at least 90% of all government employees are near rabid liberal Democrats. This is why we need more rabid conservatives to make up the government function on an even basis.

Trump has stayed on the path he promised to clean up what he called the swamp. What he has flushed out are many known as “Republican in Name Only” or “Rinos”. The biggest surprise for me it was John McCain who helped the Democrats keep Obamacare alive. If Trump stays on his promised path and the Rino’s keep voting with the Democrats it may stop the swamp draining. The only hope to keep America a Republic is for the people to finally force a vote for term limits in Congress. If that fails America will be Socialist on or before 2030 which will be my 100th year, dead or alive.

Do you agree or disagree, share your reasons why?

Clyde Brewer

TRUMP’S FIRST BIG MISTAKE!

I have supported our President since he announced his intention to seek the office. The reason for my decision was that he was only the second American from a major political group to seek the office who was not a career politician. The other was Dwight Eisenhower who was also the first person I was able to vote for to be President a long time ago. I had spent over four years in the Navy, three and a half on active duty. I was Married with one daughter and one on the way when I cast my first vote for anything.

Now we have Americans voting at 18 that can’t add 2 + 2, ignored by society or preparing to enter a college or University. After four years of being taught to ignore the Constitution, how to spit on or burn our flag, hate our military and demonstrate before they graduate. This has been happening long enough now to divide the people and spew hate in every direction. The hate in America appears to have reached a crescendo that will end with another civil war if Trump fails.

Watching every move Trump had promised to do, several have ended up squashed by Congress, the political driven Supreme court or the Demoncratic Secret Society. These groups have funded protest for everything possible and are corrupting every Federal Agency including the FBI, the State Department and likely every arm of Government. The media is using every event to stir up Americans with fake news, hysterical lies, innuendos to motivate the young people to riot, damage property and hate our country.

Trump has been systematically doing things he promised in the months of bloodthirsty and savage campaigning. He has started draining the swamp as promised while having to fight both the Republican and Democratic losers who have nearly led and managed America to bankruptcy and third world stature.

Much to my surprise he has now attacked one of the most innovative and expertly managed companies since Sam Walton started Sam’s Clubs and Walmart. He has, for some strange reason, mounted an attack on Amazom.com for taking advantage of a contract with the Postal Service. If he has a problem with Jeff Bezos he should attack what Amazon has done wrong. I doubt the Amazon folks took advantage of an agency that has never made a profit in history. President Trump should have avoided the Postal Service, Tennessee Valley Authority and Amtrac when starting a fight with anyone about failure. He should be trying to privatize these perennial failures and eliminate the losses written off every year. If he is jealous of Bezos wait until he is no longer President. He should be trying to get Amazon to modernize every government agency that exists and save us Trillions by “Doing the Right Things Right the First Time”. This was the slogan for my companies

If the truth were known I imagine the contract Amazon has with the Postal Service was sought after by the USPS? Before he attacked by backstabbing Amazon he should have asked some questions.How many people did the USPS employ just to do the increased Amazon workload.

If it was none, what were the people doing before the added work?

If it was 2,000 new people, what will they do if the Amazon contract is ended? My guess is nothing, what is your guess?

Of all the recent new companies Amazon operations and leadership should be used to teach our Government how to be successful. I doubt Amazon has a pension program that allows people to retire after 20 years service. I spent 27 years, 25 in management, for a major corporation. I did leave them to improve my family’s life but had my 27 years been in management for a Government Agency I could have retired at 47 instead of 63 and be enjoying my 40th year of a fat Government pension. Instead I retired at 65 with the 27 years of service. I have drawn $221.47 each month for 22 years now with zero, none, nada other benefits.  

If “Joe American” working in any position similar to a Government worker had any idea the difference he will get in pension benefits there would be Hell to pay explaining why. I hope President Trump will keep his focus to level the playing field and adjust the Government employee benefits to match private industry. Leave Amazon alone unless they break the law. Get the FBI honest and make every Government agency out there justify their existence. Start with the USPS as I feel certain any successful business in America could make a profit managing them in less than two years. I know I could if I had the funding.

Clyde Brewer           April 2018

POLITICS – DESTROYING AMERICA FROM WITHIN!

I waited until Easter Sunday to publish this hoping someone can explain why most leaders are causing this horrible event and fighting our President, Donald Trump from trying to heal the wounds. Our media has now become the trash and supporter of hate, up-evil and every way they can cause damage, destruction and even death for others. Our Congress is rotten, the Judiciary system is rife with political power that overrides the law even at the Supreme Court. Every day the two largest political organizations draw lines in the sand for battle and the only man trying to heal all of the wounds is being made the most hated man in America and he is the only leader trying to stop the hate and “Make America Great Again”. Someone one please tell me “WHY,WHY,WHY”.  For Gods Sake folks will there ever be another chance before “Civil War Two?

Clyde Brewer   

One of my grandsons and some of his friends sent me some unique thoughts about politics. As many people who read my articles know I am sick of 24/7/365 where politics has taken over the media and only major tragedies and the weather interrupt constant politics. These young men have been having forums and debates and allowed me to use these issues to frame my thoughts.

The First issue they agreed on was “every politician is a corporate whore”. I can’t disagree in full but there are a few, who try hard to blaze new trails but the seniority power system is so powerful they have little or no voice. Unless they have been in Congress  for 24 years they are just followers. Congress, an astute body of elected officials, believe they are “royalty”. One of President Trump’s greatest challenges will be to convince these people they work for the people instead of being Rulers of anyone but themselves. Basically they believe they are above the law, like Charles Rangel, who would get re-elected if he was in prison or dead. The people know he is a crook but who cares if he steals and cheats for them too.

The second issue they discussed was, “campaign finance law basically exists to be super vague to keep out 3rd parties and disguise or totally hide where all politicians money is coming from”. “They feel that only the politicians themselves truly know who each they owe favors to. They concluded that it has to be far more people, usually a lot of people. The consensus was it was definitely influencing policy. They agreed that with Donald Trump we know exactly where his money comes from and it will be difficult for army of lobbyist/backers to be able to manipulate Trump. They concluded that this is reflected in some policy positions he has promised, like the changes to the tax code to close loopholes, that he knows as well as anyone, because he’s used them himself for decades. This analogy by these young men is impressive and zeros in on many of the changes that must be made to give them the freedoms and opportunity  I have enjoyed for nearly 88 years.

The third issue they had consensus was the traits of successful leaders. Their discussions ranged a historical figure you admire, to a great coach and the leaders including they have studied and they really admired. They typically singled out those who are straightforward and honest with their people. They admired the ones who speak their mind and stand up for what they believe in, are open minded but firm in their convictions, and tend to shine when making difficult decisions.

Sadly they see that today the traits necessary to be a politician are directly opposite. They concluded that to be a successful politician today you have to be covert in expressing your true thoughts and motives when they’re controversial instead of providing people what they really want. They believe politicians purposely avoid tough decisions like the plague and only stand for what no one is opposed to. As an example look at political debates, most of the politicians evade direct responses to every questions. Most just talk and talk and say nothing. Trump has no trouble expresses himself legitimately to say exactly what he thinks. They feel he seems honest, even when what he expresses is unexpected. He has no concerns that some people aren’t going to like what he has to say. They conclude that Trump answers every question in the debates, with refreshing responses.

It appears that the consensus agreed that Trump is open minded. Even though Trump was once a Democrat, just like I was, now he’s running as a  Republican They feel he’s still very liberal on a large number of issues and I can’t agree with their term “very liberal. I am about four paces to the right of Attila-the-Hun but Trump’s promise to clean up the Washington swamp is worth allowing some liberal flexibility.

They feel the Comedy Central roast proved he was a good sport about it. He’s clearly capable of laughing at himself, which implies he’s aware he may be wrong at times. Any honest person will admit they are not perfect

These young men don’t think he’s racist at all, though he’s definitely more worried about terrorism than they feel is warranted. This is one point where they are completely wrong. I agree with their assessment that he is brash and they are not interested in having him as a friend.

They feel that George W. Bush seemed like a genuinely nice guy and we invaded two countries, Obama seems like a genuinely nice guy and NSA spying and drone strikes are at an all time high. Maybe being a nice guy isn’t that important to running a country. In reality both Bush and Obama are Progressives but Bush is not as socialistic as Obama.

I agree with their conclusion that Trump has been the victim of gotcha journalism and misquotation or out of context quotation by both the Demoncrats and the GOP. We agree that most politicians don’t like what he really stands for as the entire Washington cabal is so scared they are shaking in their boots.

Another issue has been his statements that made the front page recently on the internet that were wildly misrepresented. He was asked specifically about ISIS’ ability to recruit online and was talking about trying to take steps to limit that. To me it was obvious from what he said that he doesn’t know much about the Internet, but to me what he said about “get with Bill Gates” that was so heavily mocked here was pretty clear in context, that he was saying he wants to meet with experts in the field and see what our options are. As much as he has been ripped they thought he was making a point mentioning Gates. Trump knows Bill Gates politically, and how liberal he is, and I think was implying it’s a non-partisan issue and showing the angle they’d take, which was what the next line mocking people crying about freedom of speech was about. Trump knows Bill Gates is the last guy on earth who would want to filter the Internet and restrict freedom, that’s his point in dropping his name.

They seem far more concerned with the similar statements, from a more informed position, that Hillary and Obama have already made concerning freedoms and spying on the Internet.

My grandson, Landon Miller, provided me with the feelings of a group of young men in their late 20’s. I hope Landon will give any credits to others by listing them in comments after this article is posted. Although they may be neophytes, they show some real courage and challenge that really surprised this old man. I have never tried to influence my children, grandchildren or great grandchildren politically but to be the best at whatever they choose to do with their lives. All of them are not aligned with me totally and I served over five years in the US military defending their, mine and every Americans rights to free speech and political leanings.  C Brewer

This article was written over two years ago and I had decided to wait a while to publish it. I would challenge these young men  to get together and see if they still have the same feelings and outlooks today. If they accept I will publish unedited as a part two to the subject.

It would interesting to have some young liberals express their comments and possibly send me why they disagree with this message. I will also post their comments unedited. My intent to get both sides of the issues as America is being destroyed from within. This is sad to watch for this old man who has seen America work together in World War ll and then start the destruction movement in the 1960’s with the Clinton’s and other dissidents stirred up by Communists Professors in our universities.  C Brewer

HOW DO YOU FEEL?

A “SALTY SAILOR” AND/OR A FIREMAN?

My friend, Jim Heck, shared this story I doubt ever made the left wing news and their hate for the President of the United States. The Malinals who have been driven to frenzy by the Democrats with George Soros billions are a bunch of morons who are not worth a pimple on the butt of any American service member. These cowards hide behind the Progressive Professors, sneaky Democrats and our hate filled media that we over pay to spew hate. I had to share this with my blog family and beg them to add their comments to the posting. If this Mother’s feelings bother anyone go straight to hell.

Clyde Brewer. An old Salty Sailor 70 years ago.

Comment from KAREN VAUGHN Mother of Aaron Vaughn, Navy Seal, killed during operation enduring freedom in Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding was shot down.


I think the views this mother has about Donald Trump are much like many others.  Her characterization of Trump as the “Salty Sailor” or as “The Fireman”, paint an excellent picture!!. She has written many great books about her son and family…


“Sometimes God uses the no-nonsense, salty sailor to get the job done. Appreciating what the man is doing doesn’t mean we worship the salty sailor or even desire to be like the salty sailor. It doesn’t even mean God admires the salty sailor. Maybe He just knows he’s necessary for such a time as this.

I believe with all my heart that God placed that salty sailor in the White House and gave this nation one more chance in November 2016. Donald Trump is what he is. He is still the man he was before the election. And without guilt, I very much admire what that salty sailor is accomplishing.

He’s not like me. That’s okay with me. I don’t want to be like him. I will never behave like him. I know we’ve NEVER had a man like him lead our nation. It’s crazy and a little mind blowing at times. But I can’t help admire the ability he has to act with his heart rather than a calculated, PC, think tank-screened, carefully edited script.

I still believe that is WHY he became our President and WHY he’s been able to handle a landslide of adversity and STILL pass unprecedented amounts of good legislation for our country AND do great works for MANY other nations, including Israel.

I’m THRILLED with what he’s doing for my nation, for the cause of Christ (whether intentional or unintentional, doesn’t matter to me), and for the concept of rebuilding America and putting her FIRST. I will not be ashamed of my position because others don’t see him through the same lens.

Should it matter to me if a fireman drops an f-bomb while he’s pulling me from a burning building? Would I really care about what came out of his mouth in those moments? Heck no! I’d CARE about what he was DOING. He wasn’t sent there to save my soul and I’m not looking to him for spiritual guidance. All I’m thinking in those moments is, “Thank you,
Jesus, for sending the fireman.”

This man is crass. Okay. He’s not careful with what he says. Okay. You feel offended that he’s not a typical statesman. Okay. But he is rebuilding the nation my son died for…the nation I feared was on a fast track to becoming a hopeless cause. Forgive me if I’m smiling.

Publishing this message makes me feel good and I hope I live long enough to see the liberal-Socialists cowards crawl back in their Hidey Holes like snakes. C B

WHICH IS YOUR SIDE OF THE FENCE?

If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!


If a Conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.

If a Democrat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a Conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.

If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.


If a Conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.

If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a Conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.

If a Democrat is down-and-out he wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a Conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.

A Democrat demands if they don’t like it shut it down.

If a Conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.

A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

If a Conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it

If a Democrat decides he needs health care, he demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a Conservative is unhappy with an election, he grumbles and goes to work the next day.

If a Democrat is unhappy with an election, he burns down a Starbucks, throws rocks at cops and takes two-weeks off for therapy.

If a Conservative reads this, he’ll share it so his friends can have a good laugh.

A Democrat will delete it because he’s “offended.” ANON

I shared it! Will you? Thanks Jim Heck for sharing with me.

Great Orators of intellectual Superiority.

 

Great Orators of intellectual Superiority.

Please pay specific attention to the political party represented. It does make a difference when you feel that common sense is important politically. I might add that over 50% of American voters will have no idea what I am talking about. If you are unsure ask a Conservative. Most Liberals are as illinformed as you are.      C Brewer

Great orators from the past:

“One man with courage makes a majority.”

~ Andrew Jackson

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The buck stops here.”

~ Harry S. Truman

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

~ John F. Kennedy

Great Orators of the recent past:

“It depends what your definition of ‘is’ is?”

~ William Jefferson Clinton

“Those rumors are false. I believe in the sanctity of marriage.”

~ John Edwards

“What difference does it make?” (re: Benghazi)

~ Hillary Clinton

“I invented the Internet.”

~ Al Gore

“America is, is no longer, uh, what it, uh, could be, uh, what it was once was, uh, and I say to myself, uh, I don’t want that future, uh, for my children.”

~ Barack Obama

“I have campaigned in all 57 states.”

~ Barack Obama (Quoted 2008)

“You don’t need God anymore; you have us Democrats.”

~ Nancy Pelosi (Quoted 2006)

“Paying taxes is voluntary.”

~ Sen. Harry Reid

“Bill is the greatest husband and father I know. No one is more faithful, true, and honest than he is.”

~ Hillary Rodham Clinton (Quoted 1998)

“You have a business. You didn’t build that. Someone else did!”

~ Barack Obama (Quoted 2012)

And the most ridiculous gem of wisdom, from the “Mother Superior Moron”:

“We just have to pass the Health Care Bill, to see what’s in it.”

~ Nancy Pelosi   (Quoted March, 2010 )

(As one Doctor said: “That is also the perfect definition of a stool sample.”)

Beyond a doubt, the greatest statement of all was made by Democrat House Speaker

Sam Rayburn at the first Congressional session after Ted Kennedy was caught, on camera, having sex with one of his aides on the deck of his yacht  ….

“Ah see that the good Senatuh from the great state of Massutwoshits has changed his position on off-shore drillin’.”

AND THE VERY LATEST FROM THIS DISFUNCTIONAL BUNCH IS…….

“My fear is if North Korea nukes us, Trump is gonna get us into a war.”

~ Maxine Waters (Quoted 2017)

Intellectual honesty is important, even to the honest voter or at least it was before votes were bought and paid for by the Progressive-Liberal Demoncrats of today.  C Brewer

MEN WITH COURAGE DO NOT SLAY DRAGONS……THEY RIDE THEM!!!  ANON

DO YOU HAVE MEMORIES OF MILITARY SERVICE?

My great fried Ron Jenkins, retired, sent this to me. It was written by one of his old friends and fellow Air Force Officer who became a friend for life. Ron emficised one small item not noted in this beautiful article.  When you endure the
rigors of the military you find out that you make lifelong friendships along the way and enjoy drifting back in retrospection together.

Even though my service in the US Navy was one tour I agree that you never forget the military life. I enlisted at 17 and they made a man out of a boy faster than you would believe. I have often wondered what my path through life would have been without the discipline, respect and military training I received.  C Brewer    

“You Can Leave The Military, But It Never Really Leaves You”.
By Ken Burger, The Charleston Post and Courier

Occasionally, I venture back out to the air base where I’m greeted by an imposing security guard who looks carefully at my identification card, hands it back and says, “Have a good day, Colonel.”

Every time I go back onto Offutt Air Force Base it feels good to be called by my previous rank, but odd to be in civilian clothes, walking among the servicemen and servicewomen going about their duties as I once did, years ago.

The military, for all its flaws, is a comfort zone for anyone who has ever worn the uniform. It’s a place where you know the rules and know they are enforced; a place where everybody is busy but not too busy to take care of business. Because there exists behind the gates of every military facility an institutional understanding of respect, order, uniformity, accountability and dedication that becomes part of your marrow and never, ever leaves you.

Personally, I miss the fact that you always knew where you stood in the military, and with whom you were dealing with. That’s because you could read somebody’s uniform from 20 feet away and know the score. Service personnel wear their careers on their sleeves, so to speak. When you approach each other, you can read their name tag, examine their rank and, if they are in dress uniform, read their ribbons and know where they’ve served.

I miss all those little things you take for granted when you’re in the ranks. To romanticize military service is to be far removed from its reality, because it’s very serious business, especially in times of war. But, I miss the salutes I’d throw at higher-ranking officers and the crisp returns as we crisscrossed on the flight line. I miss the smell of jet fuel hanging heavily on the night air and the sound of engines roaring down runways and disappearing into the clouds. I even miss the hurry-up-and-wait mentality that military men gripe about constantly, a masterful invention that bonded people more than they’ll ever know or admit.

I miss people taking off their hats when they enter a building, speaking directly and clearly to others and never showing disrespect for rank, race, religion or gender. Mostly I miss being a small cog in a machine so complex it constantly circumnavigates the Earth and so simple it feeds everyone on time, three times a day, on the ground, in the air or at sea. Mostly, I don’t know anyone who has served who regrets it, and doesn’t feel a sense of pride when they pass through those gates and reenter the world they left behind with their youth.

Face it, we all miss it. Whether you had one tour or a career, it shaped your life. One Nation Under God.

 

If you served in the military add your comments to this article.  C B

PREACHING TO THE CHOIR

My friend, Ron Jenkins, who has also traveled the world during his Air Force career is a wonderful writer. He stays abreast of the major happenings and has a solid conservative mind. He submitted this deeply common sense article to a newspaper in San Antonio where he lives. He has given me the option to print his work on my blog every time he writes anything. He bores into his work with great analysis of whatever subject that motivates his interest. I am proud to post his work on my blog so others can agree or disagree  with facts.                      Clyde Brewer

PREACHING TO THE CHOIR 

Mass shootings: causes and solutions.  Unfortunately, there are as many causes for these horrific shootings as there are are individuals with a cause or a gripe or an issue or with a mental problem.  No single solution can  solve the crime of killing your fellow man (or woman), in a nation where the ownership of a weapon is a right and is virtually unrestricted and unlimited, to any citizen, except to those with a felony conviction.  As gun owner, a marksman, a hunter, a former military member and a concerned citizen, I am leaning toward the enhancement of restrictions on legal, as well as illegal, gun ownership.  
We all know that the main reason we lock our house or car, is to foil a non-professional criminal.  Similarly, no single approach to gun control is going to succeed in preventing the acquisition of a firearm by an otherwise “normal” person, who may have a mental, emotional coping and adjustment problem.  There should to be a coordinated public effort to encourage family members, friends and relatives, to seek and receive help from the legal (law enforcement), medical and psychiatric communities.    
I accept that the 2nd Constitutional Amendment allows the people of this nation to bear arms.  Unfortunately, for well over 200 years, the changes in technology, society and the makeup of a highly diverse populace, have dictated that changes to the law of the land, should be enacted, from a common sense point of view. Therefore, the US Congress must develop a national policy and a series of laws that apply to all 50 states. These laws must apply to all US residents, citizen or alien, adult, minor and/or felon.  It must be a national effort because the mish mash of 50 diverse state laws, cannot help but create loop holes and exceptions, as well as jurisdictional issues, across state and national borders.
Our collective local, state and federal governments must ensure that only responsible legal, sane, adult citizens are licensed to buy, own and use, any and all fire arms.  With every right comes an equal responsibility.
Ron Jenkins

BUYING GOLD AND PLATINUM, ESPECIALLY COINS.

I originally published this article on January 10, 2011. The price of gold has dropped about $400 and ounce since this article was published but the commercials have increased. I also have some platinum coin sets and the price of platinum has dropped about 50%. What you never see is a commercial buying gold or platinum. This is the second time I have re-posted this article and I am still waiting for my coin sets to be worth what I paid for them. Maybe my great grand children will be able to profit from my mistakes. Wake up folks and try to sell some gold and see it is some 40% less than you paid the day before.

Dummy  

Is there anyone else sick and tired of all of the gold commercials on television? Old age and retirement has exposed me to watching more television for the last 16 years but I am sick of misleading gold hype.

One of the first articles I put on the blog was about my experience in buying gold and platinum American coins. If I remember correctly, three people read the blog. This updated version will hopefully make more people aware of the fact that buying gold is really easy. Selling the gold is another story the commercials neglect to address or tell you the whole story.

In my case my first purchase of gold coins was to help a friend. This person went to work for a company, located in East Texas, which sells gold and platinum coins. I advised this supposed friend that I has no interest in collecting this material for a long-term investment. My interest was to sell these assets when the nearly guaranteed increase was achieved. I was assured that selling these assets was as easy as buying them.

Within three months he contacted me to buy back some of the coins I had purchased. The price was a dramatic profit and I agreed to let them trade me coins of a greater value for the coins they wanted back. At that time it suckered me to increase buying more coins when I got calls of amazing prices that were sure-fire bargains. Now I have realized it is a method used to hook you. I only wish that someone would have advised me of this.

Fat, dumb and happy I purchased more “you can’t lose” offers from the supposed friend over the next few years. I watched the price of gold and platinum over double in value and I was so proud of myself for being so smart.

Obviously the value of these assets required a large safe deposit box for security that has costs involved over the years. I did not worry about this as every call from the seller reminded me of my gains.

Last year my bubble was busted when I called this friend and asked him to fax me the value of some specific assets and get prepared to sell them. After about a week and no fax, I called and he was not available. I asked them to have him return my call. Another week went by with no response and a second call had the same results. By now I knew I had been had. I sent several “E” mails with no response.

Next I contacted a gold buyer in Dallas about buying some of my coin sets. He was more than willing to pay me the spot price of gold and platinum with no value for the rareness or conditions of the coins and provided a written offer. As I could not get my friend to respond, I mailed him a copy of this offer and I finally received an offer to buy the assets. The offer was less than I had paid for the coins when the value of gold/platinum was half of today’s spot prices.

While in St. Thomas, American Virgin Islands, a few years ago I purchased a gold necklace for my wife. She had never worn this necklace as it was too heavy and uncomfortable. At that time gold was selling for less than $400 an ounce. This necklace weighs about 3 ounces. After all of the hype about buying just gold I decided to sell the necklace. I went to a gold buyer in Jasper Texas and the spot price that day for gold was $1430 an ounce. This would make the necklace worth over $4000. I was offered $940 for the necklace.

My message is beware of buying gold and especially coins which are always priced well above the spot price. After reading this message you decide to buy gold, especially coins, and think that selling them for what you paid for them is easy, I question your mentality.

For those who doubt my warning go see for yourself. I challenge you to buy a gold coin and/or a one ounce gold bar from your local or even a national gold seller. The next day try to sell it back at what you paid and you will see how much front end premium you paid. For the real doubters hold the items until the spot price rises then try again to sell the gold. I sincerely hope this message stops any urge to buy platinum or gold coins unless you are investing for a very long-term and the spot prices escalate at warp speed. Should this whet your desire to buy some gold or platinum coins, I have some I will sell you at E Bay prices..

Another tip, I have found a way to avoid the gold commercials on programs that I watch regularly. I record them on the DVR, then watch later and I can advance to eliminate the commercials. The gold salesmen are as arrogant as the lawyers constantly begging you to sue someone.              C Brewer

WHO  CREATED  “US”?

 With all of the negative fighting and a national Media that is sickening, Mr Paul Genova, has boiled down what has happened. Pay attention to the primary reasons America is at war with itself. It is a fact that the average American has just had enough. Specifically it boils down to  bias, lies, regal Americans who we elect and the armies of people they hire to make sure they get  reelected.
I want to thank my adopted  daughter, Vicky Chow,  for sharing this phenomenon of brilliance that I deeply pray will be widely shared with every American who is fed up with the government morass that President named “The Swamp”. I just published an article last night, “Congress Created The Swamp”, that I feel certain you would enjoy reading before or after you read  this great piece of work. I would like to applaud  Mr. Genova for writing this beautiful summary of  why Mr Trump was elected. Hopefully enough Americans will not waiver and continue to help and support Mr. Trump keep the sump pumps flowing. I encourage everyone who reads this, shares it.  I just did.            Clyde Brewer

 

   “US” 
by Paul Genova 

XER

  (Mr. Paul Genova has 
been President and Chief Operating Officer of Wireless 
Telecom Group Inc. since June 30, 
2016. 

I haven’t said too much about 
this election since the start…but this is how I 
feel….

I’m noticing that a lot 
of people aren’t graciously accepting the fact that 
their candidate lost.

In fact you seem to be posting 
even more hateful things about those who voted for 
Trump.

Some are apparently 
“triggered” because they are posting how “sick” you 
feel about the results.

How did this happen you 
ask? Well here is how it happened!
 
You created “us” when you 
attacked our freedom of speech.

You created “us” when 
you attacked our right to bear arms.

You created “us” when 
you attacked our Christian beliefs.

You created “us” when 
you constantly referred to us as racists.

You created “us” when 
you constantly called us xenophobic.

You created “us” when you told 
us to get on board or get out of the way.

You created “us” when you 
attacked our flag

You created “us” when 
you took God out of our schools.

You created “us” when 
you confused women’s rights with 
feminism.

You created “us” when 
you began to emasculate men.

You created “us” when 
you decided to make our children 
soft. 

You 
created “us” when you decided to vote for progressive 
ideals.

You created “us” when 
you attacked our way of life. 

You created “us” when you 
decided to let our government get out of 
control.

You created “us” the 
silent majority

You created “us” when 
you began murdering innocent law enforcement 
officers.

You created “us” when 
you lied and said we could keep our insurance plans 
and our doctors

You created “us” when 
you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our 
country. 

You created “us” when you took 
a knee, or stayed seated or didn’t remove your hat 
during our National Anthem. 

You created “us” when you 
forced us to buy health care and then financially 
penalized us for not participating.

 
And we became fed up and we pushed back and spoke 
up.

  And we did it with 
ballots, not 
bullets.
With ballots, not riots.
With ballots, not looting.
With ballots, not blocking 
traffic.
With ballots, not fires, except the one 
you started inside of “us”

“YOU” created 
“US”.

It really is just that 
simple.

Everyone needs to see this. 
I hope every real American will share this with every real American possible.

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