Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Rosemary Venison Stew

Rosemary Venison Stew

INGREDIENTS

1 cup flour
2 large potatoes peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons seasoned salt
2 tablespoons black pepper
1 cup chopped red cabbage
1 pound venison cubed
2 cups halved button mushrooms
1 pound unsalted butter
2 tablespoons fresh minced rosemary
1 stalk celery chopped
3 cups chopped carrots
2 cups Cabernet Sauvignon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic
2 quarts beef stock
1-¼ cups chopped yellow onion
salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

In a mixing bowl combine flour, salt and pepper. Mix well for
seasoned flour. Dredge meat in flour. In medium stockpot melt butter
over medium heat. Add meat and cook until golden brown. Then add
celery, carrots, garlic and onions. Allow to cook 5 minutes and add
potatoes, cabbage, mushrooms and rosemary. Let cook for another 5
minutes. Deglaze mixture with wine. Stir well but gently with a
wooden spoon and allow to simmer for 10 minutes then add stock. This
can now be transferred to a crockpot on low to cook all day.

Venison Stew with Potato Dumplings

Venison Stew with Potato Dumplings

INGREDIENTS

¼ cup shortening
¼ cup flour
5 cloves garlic minced
2 bay leaves
3 pounds venison cut in 1-1/2 cubes
1-½ teaspoons salt
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 onion sliced
3 cup beef stock
½ cup dry red wine
2 cloves
2 pounds of potatoes peeled, finely grated
flour
4 slices white bread
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon onion grated
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
2 eggs well beaten

INSTRUCTIONS

Melt shortening in a large Dutch oven over low heat; add flour,
stirring until roux is the color of caramel. Add 1-½ teaspoons salt
and next 6 ingredients; boil 5 minutes. Add venison; cover, reduce
heat, and simmer 2 hours. Add wine, if desired. Shred potatoes; drain
well. Remove crust from bread, and discard; tear bread into 1"
pieces. Combine bread, about 3-4 tablespoons flour, potatoes, salt,
onion, parsley, and eggs. Roll balls lightly in flour. Drop dumplings
into simmering stew. Cover, and cook over low heat 20 minutes or
until dumplings are done. Remove bay leaf.

Georgia Venison Roast

---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.06

Title: Georgia Venison Roast
Categories: Wildgame, Venison, Roasts
Yield: 4 Servings

1 lb Venison roast
2/3 c Dry red wine
1/3 c Water
x Pepper to taste
x Bay leaves to taste
x Thyme to taste
x Mustard seed to taste
1 lg Onion, sliced
1 ea Garlic clove, sliced
x Salt to taste
1 c Currant jelly
1/2 c Sour cream
1 tb Brandy

------------ --------- --------- ----GARNISH- --------- --------- --------- ------
x Orange, strips or slices
x Pears, sliced

Marinate roast in mixture of wine, water, pepper, bay leaves, thyme,
mustard seed and onion for 24 hours. After marinating, insert slices of
garlic in roast. Rub roast with salt. Bake at 350 degrees. Baste with
marinade drippings until roast is brown and tender. Place roast on hot
platter. Add currant jelly, sour cream and brandy to drippings. Stir over
high heat until mixture thickens. Garnish roast with orange strips or
slices, and sliced pears.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

AMERIKA EMERGES FROM THE ASHES OF THE FORMER REPUBLIC

By Greg Evensen

December 12, 2008

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To understand how my country of birth could now be leading the list of nations (like England, Canada, Australia, old Rhodesia, South Africa, and New Zealand) whose legacy of personal freedom and individual firearm ownership is becoming but a distant historical footnote, is to understand how light is forever swallowed into a gal axial “black hole.”

The light of freedom has been extinguished by the rogue elements of a national conspiracy so deep and pervasive that it seems it has always been with us. In a way, it always has. The conspirators began their quest centuries ago in Europe as the enlightened ones or the “Illuminati.”

They were bankrolled by the Rothschild money dynasty and emerged as our present day “ruling families” including generations of Rockefellers, Kennedys, the Bush family, and lynchpin “wise men” like Kissinger, Scowcroft, Rumsfeld, Cheney, and the change-gang crew on Premier Obama’s cabinet secretary short list. The much anticipated Hussein change is simply “changing” one CFR regular appointee for another.

We are now looking forward with great anticipation for the Democratic Party, everything to everyone and positioned everywhere dream team, that will usher us into the latest incarnation of failure and socialistic blathering. This will insure generations of slavery for those “lucky” enough to keep their jobs so that the working class can continue to provide perpetual unearned entitlements to the “disadvantaged” morons, all of which is coming from Washington. The idiots who voted in this nightmare will say or do anything to turn on their patriotic hard working neighbors to get a bonus in their checks, especially if you own a firearm or have some stored food. The police state generals and their Gestapo agents will be more than happy to see to it that your efforts to remain free and provide honestly for your families will be a thing of the distant past. Make no mistake; this is your new United Socialist Amerika.

It is as if the Mafia (no insult intended) had nominated every cabinet level post available with its worst enforcers to “lead” us for the next four years. Considering that the mob had already captured the leadership on Capital Hill and at Treasury, the Pentagon, the FBI, within the IRS, the Federal Courts and of course our role model boys at the Federal Reserve Bank, what more could we hope for? Hillary at the State Department? Mr. Eric Hold-up as the “pro-second amendment” Attorney General? It just doesn’t get any worse. It is as though every child molester in the nation just got all available teaching and day care center jobs within three thousand miles of Washington. Are you feeling better yet?

I know you don’t want to hear this again, but many of us have been warning of this day for years. It has arrived just as we said it would and in just the configuration we described. All of our paranoia has been absolutely correct. All of the wild-eyed predictions have come true. So,……….now what?

Being prepared will save your life. Waiting and denying the truth will get you dead. Dead from someone’s desperate act or dead from not having what you needed when the lights went out. Either way you are dead.

The newly established North American Command of our armed forces had insured that the final days of old America were numbered. When the nation of our past finally slipped into oblivion, we barely noticed that as Jesse Jackson wept in Grant Park (either from the “vindication” he felt as a black man observing a newly elected Pope, or perhaps it was the sorrow he felt for having said those nasty things about the Anointed One into a live microphone). Now that the final plans for the implementation of Amerika’s new dynasty are being unveiled, the same ignorant dolts that created this mess through the “electoral” process, are defending their choice and ignoring the placement of howitzers aimed at the suburbs in our cities. Entire armories have been emptied in western states and the ordinance moved to underground storage sites in Arkansas and elsewhere. It is circulating (I am waiting for my copy of the “call-up”) that retired or inactive yet highly trained army personnel are being recalled and special forces units beefed up to several times their normal strength. They are now ready to keep Amerika safe from internal strife once the markets and banks complete their rape of the people. I have received numerous affirmations of these events, yet I cannot state emphatically or conclusively that I have the “evidence” in hand. I LIKE evidence, since it leaves little room for argument. Until then, I will refrain from suggesting it as fact, but I do not believe it will be long before that it is fully revealed.

Fortunately for us, as I have stated many times, I believe that significant numbers of police officers and troops will NOT obey clearly criminal and unconstitutional orders that require them to illegally enter your home, arrest you without cause, incarcerate you in inhumane conditions or summarily execute you. However, WHEN martial law comes, there will be many who ARE taken, and that is where you must be adequately prepared. That time is approaching and it is the new world order elite’s last chance to eradicate the final patriotic front in Americka.

Although criticism may come my way for again putting many on the spot, I am willing to accept that, if it will cause you to re-think your views. Please take the time, and make the investment to protect yourselves from the coming onslaught.


Have you assessed what a martial law situation would do to you and your family? Have you also considered what a “false flag” (pirates would run up a friendly or neutral flag to gain the trust of a vessel or shoreline community it was about to assault—thus flying a false flag) event perpetrated by home grown illegals or black ops details would do to your city, home, job and family? What would you do in the event of an actual nuclear attack by a rogue state? Can you escape the devastation? Where would you go? As I have asked many times, do you have the defensive firearms and supplies to withstand lawless gangs or body count captains checking identity papers door to door? I suspect many do not. After January 20, 2009, you may find the simple act of purchasing a firearm and ammunition VERY costly if it is possible at all.

The “grim” factor has gone up several points since the election. It is the inevitable result of merciless propaganda from the democrats and equally merciless stupidity by the republicans and it has gift wrapped the nation like a pathetic package of molded fruitcake. As corrupted scandal after scandal in the banking industry, the automobile sector, bankrupted state governments and the national debt now totaling well in excess of a very conservative fifty trillion dollars, the damage assessment is unthinkable. Meanwhile, Amerika is still waiting to see the indisputable, valid, actual, public, U.S., state birth certificate of its King Obama I.

Holiday gifts and parties will pretty much end this year, as in the years to follow, just providing food and keeping the lights on will prove to be more than many will be able to achieve. I believe unemployment will reach 15% by next fall. The North American Union will be looked at as inevitable and even desirable. We will all be reduced to second or third world status and savings, 401’s, IRA’s, state, local and private retirement plans, and social security will all be thrown into one giant pot split up by the government as it sees fit. Health care will be rationed and medications will go to those who must work to try and pay for all of this socialized CHANGE!! If you think I am just reaching for the most absurd possibilities, then hang around the good old USA. for another year.

We are witnessing the emergence of a regime so vile and destructive in Washington as to defy description. The social, political and economic agenda of this new illegitimate administration and its Creep Show cast will sow the seeds of insurrection in this nation without a doubt. The final act of the murder of our personal and national sovereignty is being achieved on a scale never seen before and at a pace that is truly breathtaking. The robbery of our wealth is on the level of a war crime. It should be treated as such and dealt with by an armed citizenry with a mission to avenge the death of all of our family’s earned wealth, land, and prosperity.

This may very well be your absolute last opportunity to prepare and face this situation with the tools to see you through some very difficult days. Only you can judge your level of preparedness for what is coming. Police officers sense its approach. Troops abhor the thought of patrolling Amerikan streets.

Employers are preparing pink slips by the hundreds. Strained city and state budgets are gearing up for legions of dispossessed and emotionally unstable people wandering their neighborhoods. Doctrinally lost churches are closing their doors when they are needed the most. Older generational households are strained to the breaking point to take in displaced adult children and their families. Banks are foreclosing, food stores will run short with bare shelves, and it was mostly all avoidable.



America burned under the weight of its own trash. Out of the ashes has come the mutated Phoenix Amerika. It now sweeps the skies as a predator and not the great honorable eagle of protection and moral strength our Founders dreamed about. Our national flag now represents the scars and stripes of its beleaguered enslaved masses. God help us.



For many, Christmas this year will carry a new and almost forgotten meaning. We are painfully reminded that in the end, the only thing that really matters is the memory of that tiny child born unto Mary so that we who have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God, may seek His forgiveness, and have a perpetual place in his unending, unscarred Kingdom. Thank you, Lord, for sending your Son Jesus, to save us from this wicked, fallen world. We are rich indeed this December after all. In spite of the situation we find ourselves in, help one another, do the right things in the right way for the right reasons, and remember……….you can still make a positive difference that alone is worthy and honorable. Blended together with millions of others who believe in and will strive to achieve the same goal of the rebirth of a Godly America, is a gift unmatched except for the gift of God’s love…..Amen.

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Monday, December 8, 2008

MAKE THIS AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS

By: Devvy
December 8, 2008

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"He, therefore, who is now against domestic manufacture, must be for reducing us either to dependence on that foreign nation, or to be clothed in skins, and to live like beasts in dens and caverns. I am not one of these." President Thomas Jefferson

Hard to believe another year is almost over. 2008 has been a tragedy for our republic. So many have suffered and sadly, it's going to get so much worse beginning early next year. While Christmas is just another "holiday" for millions, it is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ by Christians world wide. While I am one of those who believes Jesus was not born on December 25th, tradition through out the world sets aside that day to celebrate his birth.

It's real easy to get caught up in the commercial frenzy. I've seen it escalate over the past decade into absurd proportions and the recent, senseless death of a Wal Mart employee in New York by a herd of animals is simply beyond words. The reason for the season, Jesus, has been trampled by the desire for cheap electronic trash from our enemy, the communist Chinese. I convinced my family many years ago to stop the commercial shopping spree. Back then my mommy was 74. The shopping and endless lines at the post office stressed her out so bad, where was the good will and cheer for her? Some members of my family, siblings and extended family, live like millions of others trying to stay afloat and for them, Christmas used to be nothing but a huge financial obligation accompanied by tons of stress. All that has gone away as we remember the birth of our Lord and Savior. The little ones continue to get gifts and we all make sure those gifts are Made in America.

Might I respectfully request YOU make this an American Christmas? I don't need to rehash the dire situation with the economy and jobs. Congress refuses to implement the solutions and impostor "president-elect," Marxist Barack Hussein Obama's announcement of a 21st-Century New Deal should scare everyone to death. However, you, me, our family members, friends and colleagues can do a lot this Christmas season to put money into OUR economy and support American jobs.

There's a section on my web site, Made in America. (For full disclosure: I receive no financial compensation for any recommendations and that includes the reading and DVD/CD resources.) There you will find sources to tens of thousands of products made here in our country by our fellow country men and women. This list is updated fairly regularly. I buy from these sources; let me give you a few examples. Coffee makers are a popular gift. I own a BUNN. It was made in the USA. A little pricey, but worth every penny and their product line is on sale right now. This type of product lasts for years, so if you divide the number of years by cost and figure how much you use it, you can see it's quite cost effective and we keep Americans employed. If you want to purchase a gift like this for say, your parents, all the kids chip in and make it one, quality gift!

I recently purchased sheets and a comforter from Ceilia Rachel (on-line). Their beautiful products are all made in America. My old shower curtain for the guest bath finally saw it's last days, so I purchased a really nice natural cotton one from Bean Products, Inc. My husband just purchased some cute little toys for his one year old grand daughter. Again made in America by Maple Landmark. Want to burn healthy candles this Christmas? Try Gelissimo's great product line; very pet friendly. From tools to winter clothing (and for your furry friend!), socks for diabetics (people rave about them), gym equipment - you name it - you can buy made in America. Click here.

The more products we purchase from American companies, the more competitive they will become. The more we demand Made in America from big retailers, the more they will seek out these companies as suppliers. The more clothing we buy from American companies, the more jobs we create along with quality and competition. Look at the toys being sold in this country. One in three are toxic and almost all toys have been made in communist China for the past 15 years. Medications are tainted. Fruit is tainted. The list is endless. Is this what you want to give as a gift to your loved ones or put in your body? I say buy American or go without. Retailers will and are getting the message. Another excellent resource to buy American is Roger Simmermaker's excellent publication, 'How Americans Can Buy American'; click here.

May I also recommend some excellent reading sources as gifts? 'Your Right to Know' is a must have book. Americans are being poisoned by food sources that are flat out unhealthy for your body. Many have a difficult time in making decisions about what types of foods are safe. This book is an excellent resource; click here. 'Safe Streets In The Nationwide Concealed Carry Of Handguns' by John Longenecker, is a great book; click here.

Of course, I also highly recommend Dr. Edwin Vieira's book on the constitutional militia, 'Constitutional Homeland Security: A Call for Americans to Revitalize the Militia of the Several States. Volume I, The Nation in Arms.' You can purchase a copy directly from Edwin by sending $19.95 to Dr. Edwin Vieira, 52 Stonegate Court, Front Royale, VA 22630. His book, 'How to Dethrone the Imperial Judiciary' is also a superbly written book; click here. Michael Mims book, 'The Underground Lawyer', is an extraordinary piece of work for anyone interested in the law and beating down judicial corruption; click here.

NewsWithViews.com has so many excellent publications in their book section and also extremely well done and critically important CDs and DVDs, please forgive me if I leave out your favorite. We can continue to educate ourselves and our fellow Americans using these valuable resources. Whether you or a loved one has a particular interest in the law, our food supply, educational, cultural or religious issues, I hope you will check out the selection; see the links here and here. While there are so many great choices in the DVD section, some of my favorites are: A More Perfect Union: America Becomes A Nation, Understanding The North American Union and Public Private Partnerships. Hollywood's War on God, and World According to Monsanto.

Companies like Motorola dumped on American workers who built companies like Motorola into power houses. They out sourced design engineering and research and development jobs to India and said drop dead to American workers. I refuse to do business with any company that has betrayed our workers. Now, Motorola is rated in the junk category by S & P. Bring those jobs home to America and people like me will buy your products. Think I'm kidding? I haven't owned a toaster since 1995 or so. My old one died after the unconstitutional NAFTA treaty was signed into law by Bill Clinton. I can't find a toaster made here in America so I go without.

For those who support "free" trade, the destruction of those treaties is the wasteland out there across our land. For those who yell, "Reject protectionism!" you are foolish and anti-American. We have the absolute right and obligation to protect OUR job bases. MILLIONS of good paying, steady jobs have been lost from these unconstitutional trade treaties. We need to bring them home by buying American. We need our factories to reopen and provide good jobs, not paper pushing for some state, county or federal agency that produces nothing.


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America has become a nation of service oriented jobs that is so dangerous to our survival, people better wake up and start supporting the rebuilding of our most important job bases. Fair trade is good. Free trade has brought the destruction of our most important job sectors (ag, manufacturing, industrial) to line the pockets of Congress and their big money donors. CAFTA, NAFTA and GATT have all but killed off a productive nation. Stop buying foreign fruits and veggies. It's bad for OUR economy and your health. By buying American you will also help reduce the trade deficit.

A very wise man by the name of Ezra Taft Benson, former Secretary of Agriculture during the Eisenhower Administration, addressed this issue in his magnificent book, An Enemy Hath Done This, pg 155:

"Already, I can hear the chorus chanting "Isolationism, isolationism, he's turning back the clock to isolationism." How many use that word without having the slightest idea of what it really means! The so-called isolationism of the United States in past decades is a pure myth.

"What is isolationism? Long before the current trend of revoking our Declaration of Independence under the guise of international cooperation, American influence and trade was felt in every region of the globe. Individuals and private groups spread knowledge, business, prosperity, religion, good will and, above all, respect throughout every foreign continent. It was not necessary then for America to give up her independence to have contact and influence with other countries. It is not necessary now.

"Yet, many Americans have been led to believe that our country is so strong that it can defend, feed and subsidize half the world, while at the same time believing that we are weak and "interdependent" that we cannot survive without pooling our resources and sovereignty with those we subsidize. If wanting no part of this kind of "logic" is isolationism, then it's time we brought it back into vogue."

As our family still does gifts for the little ones, I give learning gifts to my neice and nephew. Not violent video games that rot the mind and soul of America's children and teens. A couple of years ago, it was a family pass to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. If memory serves me correctly, the one year family pass was something like $45.00 and the kids had a wonderful time - all year long. When they moved to Colorado Springs, I sent a couple of gifts: A one year family membership to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and tickets to see the caverns and Seven Falls. This keeps the money local and supports local jobs - not jobs in communist China, communist Hong Kong, communist Viet Nam, the Philippines, Chile or our enemy, Mexico. A personalized gift like this creates family memories instead of junk that falls apart in a couple of months.

This situation is going to get very, very bad in the coming year. We the people will be the ones to save our republic, not mother government. You, me, our friends, family, neighbors and business colleagues: It's up to us and the first gigantic step is to keep jobs here and reject more federal and state interference into our free markets before we become a full blown communist country.



Might I also humbly suggest that when you see a Salvation Army volunteer, you drop a quarter or even a dollar in their bucket? During the Christmas season, these dedicated, Christian men and women are at post offices throughout the country. Every time I go to the post office from Thanksgiving through Christmas, I drop one dollar into their bucket. It adds up to maybe $25.00, but if everyone put a little something in a few times during the season, we can feed those in true need in our towns and cities and help those who really do need a helping hand. Food banks across the country are in dire need. I know because I donate to a good one here in Big Spring. Instead of that $1.75 soda at the gas station, maybe drop the money in the bucket when you see a Salvation Army volunteer. Remember: "But for the Grace of God, that could be me."



While we celebrate December 25, 2008 for the right reason, Jesus Christ, I am hopeful that Americans, if they do gift buying, will make the effort to support our country and our workers. I wish you and yours a safe and blessed Christmas.

Links:

MADE IN AMERICA

1 - Before you buy Made in Communist China: I can still hear their screams

1 - Don't buy this Fisher Price doll: Little Mommy (video) propaganda recording promotes Islam
2 - China's oranges suspected of maggot infestation
3 - China's contaminated food scandal widens
4 - China: Company knew of tainted milk for weeks
5 - Dog meat off the menu during Beijing Olympics
6 - Made in China: tainted food, fake drugs and dodgy paint
7 - China recalls tainted leukemia drugs; returns tainted pork
8 - China: Tainted Drugs Tied to Maker of Abortion Pill; "state" owned company
9 - FDA Tracked Tainted Chinese Drugs 10 Years Ago

1 - What are some of the most common misconceptions about Jesus Christ’s birth? Was he born on Dec. 25th?

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sorry state of affairs

Just seems like no one cares for others any more.

People treat others like sh....um....poop.

For example, the black friday mess when shoppers trampled that man to death, then got mad when mgrs wanted to close the store.

Also, managers treating workers like...well, you know.....

I can't work weekends and evenings'cuz of Russ, so the mgr gave me only 9 hours a week. ok, who can live on that.

It's too cold to move into the camper now, unless I limp south.


I've been to angry to blog lately but have to vent.

Monday, December 1, 2008

AMERICA CANNOT SUSTAIN UNENDING IMMIGRATION FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

By Frosty Wooldridge
December 1, 2008
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The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, New York Times and hundreds of U.S. newspapers frequently publish stories on legal and illegal migrants struggling to make a new home in America. Those pieces, filled with sob stories enough to empty a box of Kleenex at a ‘chick flick’--provide fodder for a never ending flood of immigrants seeking a better life.

But they never talk about the other side of the coin as those immigrants impact American citizens. Those newspapers never talk about jobs taken from American citizens by legal and illegal immigrants. They fail to talk about 28 million Americans living on food stamps or 14 million Americans unemployed because immigrants take millions of jobs annually. They fail to tell readers that taxpayers pay for the plane flights, resettlement costs, food, medical, education and housing for immigrants.

I’ve traveled in Nepal and Bhutan. Their cultures feature water buffalo for tractors and no electricity in their rural areas. They walk everywhere along with their donkeys they use for transport of goods. Melanie Asmar, RMN journalist, reported that Som Baral from Bhutan, a teacher, now bags groceries at King Soopers in Denver. His wages and taxes cannot come close to paying for the costs of his daughter’s education in our schools. He and his family suffer with culture shock that few of us can understand. Let’s say you found yourself thrust from Denver metro onto a farm in Bhutan. How would you like to drink out of a stream, plant crops by hand and use an outhouse 100 percent of the time, and no more TV or electricity? You would never see another movie. You’d go nuts in a week! Think how they feel changing from a farm, third world culture, different language and family—to Denver!

Worse, we displaced a teacher out of Bhutan that impoverishes that country far more by taking an educated man away from his culture. Thus, both brain drain and leadership skills flit away into America where Baral stands at the bottom of the intellectual and economic rung. America creates a brain drain all over the world that impoverishes all those countries—leaving them with bankrupted educational systems and economies. In other words, we steal their best and brightest.

Asmar reported Colombian Josefina Castro said, “I like it here, but I want to go back to Columbia.” Her federal aid runs out next year. She’s 80 so she hasn’t worked or given a dime in taxes. That happens to our country by the millions of refugee immigrants—cost us untold billions of dollars.

Whether they come from Somalia, Burma or Ethiopia, they find themselves ripped out of their cultures, languages and family connections. They arrive in the USA without any skills that benefit America. They cost U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars in resettlement costs. They become cab drivers, grocery baggers, lawn mowing laborers and other jobs that require no skills other than showing up. At the same time, they take jobs away from American teens, working poor and other Americans—who now stand in unemployment lines, soup kitchens and living on welfare.

In order to save all the suffering people of the world, the U.S. would have to immigrate 18 million people annually that starve to death worldwide. That’s eight million adults and 10 million children that die of starvation or related diseases annually! Can we save all of them? No! How about saving them in their own countries? How about helping them with water purification, farming techniques and family planning?

Beyond the sob stories and the human misery, those reporters never talk about the horrific impact of adding 2.4 million immigrants to the USA annually. Each one causes a 12.6 ‘ecological footprint’ whereby 12.6 acres of land must be destroyed to support that person. The average immigrant causes an immediate 10 times more negative impact to as high as 30 times more impact on our delicate environment. Each immigrant overloads our water supplies, energy availability and carrying capacity. Those people represent a growing hyper-population load on the United States that cannot be tolerated as we head into the “Post Oil Era” whereby we cannot support 306 million U.S. citizens and growing toward 400 million in 30 years.

I invite all U.S. newspapers to write about what America faces when our “unending growth” causes our water to run out, the energy declines and what we face when California adds its projected 30 million people, Florida adds 18 million, Texas 12 million, Arizona five million and every state adds millions more—primarily by immigration. Those immigrants create the exact same disaster in our country from the one they fled in their on nations!



Ironically, the world grows by 77 million desperately poor and starving each year. We cannot save them by bringing them to our country! We face mega planetary consequences that explode beyond most readers’ comprehension. The more we bring to America, the worse it gets for all of us—faster! If you think I’m fooling, I recommend reading “The Long Emergency” By Kunstler and “Peak Everything” by Heinberg or my forthcoming book “Nation on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans.”



Since the American female averages a sustainable 2.03 children on average, everything we face stems from hyper-population loading caused by legal and illegal immigration. Sixty years from now, if not stopped, future journalists will write stories about desperate Americans scratching out a living in a country gasping for its life under the load of 600 million people. We can no longer afford mass immigration into America if we expect a viable and sustainable civilization. As it stands today, we face enormous problems beyond most peoples’ comprehension.

Listen to Frosty Wooldridge on Tuesdays and Thursdays as he interviews top national leaders on his radio show “Connecting the Dots” at republicbroadcasting.org at 6:00 PM Mountain Time. Adjust tuning in to your time zone.

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His latest book. ‘IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION—DEADLY CONSEQUENCES.’

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

FROM CALIFORNIA WITH HATE

By David R. Usher
November 15, 2008

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In the wake of the passage of California’s Proposition 8, Gays and Lesbians are showing their true colors displaying great hate of heterosexuals and just about everything we do.

Saturday, November 14th marks a day of hateful demonstrations, and predictable violence as well. Already, we have seen an old lady with a Cross beaten, hateful slogans plastered all over Mormon Churches, police cars damaged, and queer advocates baiting people into physical altercations to make themselves look good. See an innocent elderly woman attacked and browbeaten by angry Gay marriage supporter.

Blacks know precisely why the queer marriage movement’s demands are fatally disingenous. "It's not a civil rights issue, because as African-Americans we can't change the color of our skin," said pastor Edward Smith, who supported the ban on gay marriage. That is why 70% of California blacks voted for proposition 8.

The language of queer marriage movement is as shifty as the Arabic sands. They claim homosexuality is purely genetic, but elsewhere preen young people to “choose” being a homosexual. They want to inculcate kindergarteners by taking them on school field trips to witness lesbian marriages. They say they want “gay marriage” but litigation for laws that let any two human beings marry regardless of sexual orientation.

The queer marriage movement is indeed a hate movement targeting everything heterosexual. We are known as “breeders.” Marilyn French, an advisor to Al Gore’s presidential campaign, believes that “All men are rapists and that's all they are." Former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan insisted, "I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He's just incapable of it." Gloria Steinem (who was sidelined by feminists for not being radical enough) believed that “The end of the institution of marriage is a necessary condition for the liberation of women.”

Why do feminists, who for forty years have erupted rivers of hate for marriage and husbands, now desperately want the entire institution of marriage for themselves? Why are they so hateful in their protesting to encourage the California Supreme Court to block Proposition 8?

In the January, 1988 issue of the N.O.W. Times, radical feminist leader Sheila Cronan had a featured inset that speaks volumes: “The simple fact is that every woman must be willing to be identified as a lesbian to be fully feminist.” At the 1988 N.O.W convention in Houston, Cronin declared; “Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women's movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage’.

Why would N.O.W. want all women to pretend they are lesbians, and fully devote themselves for something only a few lesbians want?

“Heather has two mommies” explains it all. It is a feminist vision for feminists taking over the institution of marriage and the social institution of family (men cannot be parents outside marriage, unless they go to great lengths to adopt). Billions of federal social entitlements are already available to feminists to buy out the marriage market, beginning with $16-billion in TANF block grants to states every year. This is why 80% of same-sex marriages in Massachusetts involve women – whose sexual preference is unknown.

In 1970, noted feminist author Shulamith Firestone issued a firebrand call predicting the demise of heterosexual marriage and the subsequent rise of the feminist same-sex marriage movement we see today:

“The nuclear family is the school of values in a sexist, sexually repressed society ... The alternative to the nuclear family at the moment is the extended family or the tribe. The growth of tribe is part of the process of destroying particularized roles and fixed erotic identity. As people develop fluid androgynous identity, they will also develop the forms of community appropriate to it. We cannot really imagine what those forms will be.”
Now, I turn the tables on feminists, proving that what they want cannot be a Constitutional right:

“Heterosexual marriage is the only institution that fully erases all physical, economic, social, and culturally-imposed differences between women and men. It is the only institution that harnesses the entire human race to work hard together and raise children in prosocial manner. It is the only institution that naturally assures everyone equal rights of every description regardless of race, sex, or creed. Same-sex marriage is the polar antithesis of equality because it maximizes every tangible disparity that exists between women and men.”


Feminists have nearly fooled America into handing the institution of marriage over to them lock, stock, and barrel. The impact of this would be additionally as devastating to America as the feminist-inspired divorce and entitled-illegitimacy revolutions were.



We cannot afford to roll over when barraged with terroristic admonitions uttered by hateful people. We will stand our ground. We will not sit on out thumbs or back down. Let us talk about it directly and factually. Let feminists isolate themselves as the radicals they truly are. Let us show them the door, as they walk their own gangplank right into the Pacific ocean.

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David R. Usher is Legislative Analyst for the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, Missouri Coalition and is a co-founder and past Secretary of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sunday Pheasant Casserole

Sunday Pheasant Casserole

Recipe By :Edie Franson
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories :

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 pheasants -- cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons olive oil
6 cups packaged seasoned bread cubes
1 onion -- chopped
3 ribs celery -- diced
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
1 can (10 3/4 oz) cream of chicken soup -- dived
1 can (2.25 oz) sliced black olives -- drained
Salt and pepper

Dredge pheasant in flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil
in a skillet; brown pieces on each side. In a bowl, combine bread
cubes, onion, celery, butter, 1/2 cup undiluted soup, and black
olives. Salt and pepper as needed. Arrange pheasant in a large pan or
Dutch oven; spoon dressing over pheasant.

Make gravy from pan drippings with 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour,
and enough water with the remaining 1/2 can soup to make 2 cups. Stir
to mix. Pour gravy mixture over pheasant. Cover tightly. Bake in a 350
degree oven until ten-der, about 1-1/2 hours.

Source:
"365 Wild Game Recipes"
S(ISBN:):
"0-87341-995-2"
Copyright:
"2001 Edie Franson"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 3798 Calories; 210g Fat (51.0%
calories from fat); 376g Protein; 78g Carbohydrate; 10g Dietary Fiber;
1146mg Cholesterol; 2785mg Sodium. Exchanges: 4 Grain(Starch); 51
Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 12 Fat.

NOTES : Variation: Partridge or wild turkey.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Ingenius idea

I think so anyway.

Read in a book how snakes and other things can get in your boots or shoes at night and an idea popped in my head, You can put your socks over the hole so they can't get in.

Haven't tried it yet, but sounds good.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Grilled Stuffed Meat Loaf

Grilled Stuffed Meat Loaf


2 C. sliced fresh mushrooms
1 medium onion thinly sliced
1 T. butter
1 egg beaten
1/3 C. milk
1/2 C. old fashioned oats
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1 1/2 lb. ground beef

Sauce:
1/2 C. ketchup
2 T. brown sugar
2 t. prepared mustard

In a large skillet saute mushrooms and onion in butter until tender; set aside. In a large bowl combine the egg, milk, oats, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.On a large piece of heavy duty foil, pat beef mixture into an 8x12 rectangle; spoon mushroom mixture to within 1" of edges. Roll up jelly roll style, staring with short side and peeling foil away while rolling. Seal seam and ends. Discard the foil.Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Form a double thickness of heavy duty foil (about 14" square), cut three slits in foil. Place meat loaf on foil; place on grill rack over drip pan.Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 35 minutes. Combine sauce ingredients, brush over loaf. Grill 15-20 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160. Let stand 15 minutes before slicing.

Monday, October 20, 2008

THE OPEN BORDERS NETWORK: ILLEGAL ACCESS TO AMERICA

By Frosty Wooldridge
October 20, 2008
NewsWithViews.com

Ever wonder how millions of illegal aliens maintain their ability to remain inside the United States without fear of lawful deportation? How do they remain lawless while they enjoy impunity from our laws? How can so many organizations, that support illegals, thrive above the laws of our country?

“In a less than perfect world, the allocation of rights based on territory must be defended if a ruinous breeding race is to be avoided. It is unlikely that civilization and dignity can survive everywhere; but better in a few places than in none. Fortunate minorities act as the trustees of a civilization that is threatened by uninformed good intentions.” Garrett Hardin

In a brilliant expose’, Kevin Lamb wrote, “The Open Borders Network” in TheSocialContract.com, Volume XVIII, No. 4, Summer 2008, which shows how philanthropic foundations fund immigrant ethnic lobbies.

“No matter how actively engaged grassroots, patriotic Middle Americans are trying to individually register their views by writing their congressman or publishing letters to the editor of their local newspaper or casting a vote, in a pluralistic representative democracy such activities are no match for well-organized, open-borders network and ethnic-immigrant lobbies,” said Lamb. “Those who remain unorganized will eventually find themselves outmatched and politically outmaneuvered by well-organized adversaries.”

Thus, as you look across the American landscape in 2008, you hear “Press 1 for English” and “Press 2 for Spanish” at most businesses across this nation. You see entire classrooms taken over by Spanish speaking children while their mothers birth more children at taxpayer expense in local hospitals. Those children devour tax dollars with free breakfast and lunch programs. You don’t see it, but your tax dollars fund $436 billion annually for illegal alien migrants across 12 federal agencies.

William Hawkins and Erin Anderson, authors of “The Open Borders Lobby” said, “The concept of ‘open borders’ has long been an agenda of the left. Since the 1960s, a vast network including hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of grassroots activists, backed by hundreds of millions of dollars from left-wing foundations, has waged a sustained campaign to open America’s borders to a mass migration from the Third World.”

Multiculturalists use mass immigration as a beachhead for undermining America’s sovereignty and usurp the assimilation process by breaking down traditional cultural barriers. In plain words, they expect to destroy America’s culture by degrading it into a menagerie of competing cultures. We’re watching a complete displacement of a successful culture by a plethora of failed cultures invading America’s heartland.

Back in 1972, a mere 70 immigration lawyers aided a handful of illegal aliens in fighting their deportation orders. Today, over 8,000 immigration lawyers aid and abet aliens while obstructing U.S. immigration laws in order to keep their illegal clients within the United States.

La Raza, “the race”, founded in 1968, and funded by the likes of the Ford Foundation founded by Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford, advocates for separation by Hispanics in America. Its founding motto means, “For the Hispanic race, everything; for anyone outside the race, nothing!” Since its inception, American companies and even the U.S. government funded La Raza to the tune of $33,217,000.00 for their activities.

Those actions include reconquista or complete takeover of the four borders states neighboring Mexico. If not by outright revolution, they expect to repopulate Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California into Mexican dominance. One look at Texas and California shows their success appears imminent. While La Raza declares outright separation, MALDEF, LULAC, NLC and MECHA work for ways to dissolve the U.S.-Mexican border via more subtle means. They support dissolution of our borders deletetheborder.org.

In the meantime, Hungarian born multi-billionaire George Soros funds “The Open Society Institute” which proposes a borderless North America. He advocates for complete destruction of the United States Constitution and U.S. sovereignty. Worth over $9 billion, he backs up his plans with ample money.

If American citizens don’t know why their borders suffer invasion, they might look to the $82,389,000.00 spent by Ford Foundation, Soros, Wells Fargo, AT&T, Anheuser-Busch, Rockefeller Foundation, Washington Mutual and other organizations that methodically work toward ultimate vanquishing of the United States of America as a free and independent nation.



The Ford Foundation, AT&T, Wells Fargo, George Soros, Professor Luis Gutierrez of “If necessary, we must kill the white man.” fame, journalist Ruben Navarrette, Linda Chevez, Mayors Antonio Villaraigosa, John Hickenlooper, Bloomberg, Daly, Newsome and many other “Sanctuary City” advocates, Maine Governor Baldacci, House Representative Joe Baca, Chris Cannon, Senator John McCain, Senator Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Senate leader Harry Reid, and the granddaddy of them all Senator Teddy Kennedy—all of them work toward the ultimate destruction of America’s sovereignty.



And you know something; they most certainly succeed faster and faster as the American public stands around sucking its thumb.

To take action:
www.numbersusa.com
www.fairus.org
www.proenglish.org
www.capsweb.org
www.vdare.com

Listen to Frosty Wooldridge on Tuesdays and Thursdays as he interviews top national leaders on his radio show “Connecting the Dots” at republicbroadcasting.org at 6:00 PM Mountain Time. Adjust tuning in to your time zone.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

on the road again

Will be heading to TX in a month or so. Not exactly where I was wantin' to head, but ya can't say no to a job offer. :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The term Hobo or Tramps

Hoboes sometimes are thought to be homeless, a clown or a bum. I wish to set you straight about the word hobo and related terms to a hobo such as a tramp or a bum.



Hobos they were called…a word with many meanings. The Latin words homo bonus means Good Man and might have been coined to make the word hobo. Some say that soldiers returning home from the Civil War needed to find work thus they traveled doing migratory agricultural work referring to them as “hoe boys” and later changed to hobo.



Tramps are often called hoboes or bums, but although all three are migrants, they are not the same thing. Ben L. Reitman, who tramped a good deal himself, remarked that a hobo works and wanders, a tramp dreams and wanders, and a bum drinks and wanders. Migratory workers, if they apply any of the terms to themselves, are more likely than not to say they are hoboes. (Quote is from the Story of American Railroads by Stewart H. Holbrook.)



The definition of a hobo that some of the hobo family of today use is:



A Hobo travels and works

A Tramp travels but won’t work

A Bum neither travels nor works (such as a home guard or homeless person)



Home guard in the hobo culture is a person who does not travel but stays put in the same area or town and won’t work. I don’t like the definition a tramp will travel but won’t work. In today’s hobo culture most of the people who ride the rails refer to themselves as Tramps. I recently asked a rail rider about their definition. This is what I was told:



A Hobo is our forefather who rode the rails

A Tramp is a brotherhood of people who ride the rails of today

A Bum is a person who has no tobacco



I like this definition best. It is more fitting of rail riders known as hoboes of today. Tramps do work at city markets unloading trucks; doing day labor temporary work such at a ball stadium, etc; and sometime if no work will fly a sign (pan handle) stating Traveling need help for food and personal provisions. The jobs a tramp usually gets are just for a few days and then they are back to riding the rails. It is an honor to be accepted to the brotherhood or sisterhood of the tramps. They are a tight caring group of people.



One tramp in particular comes to Kansas City and works as a brick mason and does beautiful work during the summer and then moves on during the winter months.



There is another type person who rides the rails who does not fit the description above of a hobo or tramp. This person is dangerous and in some cases has been serial killers riding the rails and giving the hobos or tramps a bad name. A good example was Ramirez the Mexican riding the rails a few years ago robbing and killing people in their homes. He is now on death row. His publicity of riding the rails harmed the good name of a hobo or tramp. Unfortunately today there are several people who ride the rails who are there only to rob or kill hobos. The old hobo glossary from years ago would term this class of people who robbed or were bad as yeggers.



Today there are several Mexican fleeing their country for America. They are not considered hobos but a person who has selected to ride the rails to get to their destination.



In the book The Alabama Hobo by Horace Hampton, SR. who rode the rails at one point in his life gives definition.



A few words need to be written to acquaint the reader with the definition of a hobo. It has been said that the word hobo is shortened term for “hoe boy”. Many years ago the hoe boys were migrant farm workers who followed the seasonal crops and worked on farms, orchards or vineyards until the season was over and then they moved on to other work. The farm owners would speak of them as hoe boys and eventually the word “hobo”. A hobo is different from a bum, tramp, or wino. He is an itinerant worker who satisfies his wanderlust to be free.



Hobo from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Hobo is a term that refers to a subculture of wandering homeless people, particular those who make a habit of hopping freight trains. The iconic image of a hobo is that of a downtrodden, shabbily-dressed and perhaps drunken male, one that was solidified in American culture during the Great Depression. Hobos are often depicted carrying a bindle and/or a sign asking for money. Bindle stiff is an alternative term for hobo.



The hobo imagery has been employed by entertainers to create wildly successful characters in the past, two of them being Emmett Kelly’s “Weary Willy” and Red Skelton’s “Freddy the Freeloader”.



Hobos, themselves seem to differentiate themselves as travelers who are willing to do work, whereas a “tramp” will travel but will not work and a “bum” will do neither.



Author Todd DePastino has suggested that it may come from the term hoe-boy meaning “farmhand”, or a greeting such as Ho, boy! Bill Bryson suggests in Made in America that it could either come from the railroad greeting, “Ho, beau!” or a syllabic abbreviation of “homeward bound”. Others have said that the term comes from the Manhattan intersection of HOuston and BOwery, where itinerant people once used to congregate.



Still another theory of the term’s origins is that it derives from the city of Hoboken, New Jersey, which was a terminus for many railroad lines in the 19th century. The word “hobo” may also be a shortening of the phrase which best describes the early hobo’s method of transportation, which was “hopping boxcars” or of the phrase “homeless body”.



HISTORY



It is unclear exactly when hobos appeared on the American railroading scene. With

The end of the American Civil War in the mid 19th Century, many soldiers looking to return home took to hopping freight trains. Others looking for work on the American frontier followed railroads westward aboard freight trains in the late 19th Century.



The population of hobos increased greatly during the Great Depression era of the 1930s. With no work and no prospects at home, many decided to travel for free via freight trains and try their luck elsewhere.



Nowadays there are very few railroad-riding hobos left. Some itinerant individuals today travel by car rather than rail, but still identify themselves as hobos.



Life as a hobo was dangerous one. In addition to the problems of being itinerant, poor, far from home and support, and the hostile attitude of many train crews, the railroads employed their own security staff, often nicknamed bulls, who had a reputation for being rough with trespassers. Also, riding on a freight train is a dangerous enterprise. One can easily fall under the wheels; get trapped between cars, or freeze to death in bad weather. When freezer cars were loaded at an ice factory, any hobo inside was likely to be killed. Hobos tended to band together for protection and formed an informal “brotherhood”.



Knight of the road is a person who rides the rails known as a hobo or tramp.



Flintstone Kids are the young kids who run away from home to ride the rails. Several of the kids have tattoos and body piercing. Some hobos call them road kids.



Road Kids are young kids riding the rails today and also during the Great Depression.



Recreation Hobo Rail Rider is a person who lives in a dwelling (house or apartment) and works. He or she uses their vacation time from work to ride the rails. Sometimes the person is retired from work and rides the rails on occasion.



Hobo at Heart is a person who has the passion to want-to-be a hobo but realizes it is too dangerous to ride the rails. He or she loves to hear hobo stories and music.



Friend of the hoboes is a person who participates in the National Hobo Convention or Hobo Gatherings keeping the hobo history alive.

What makes a modern day hobo?




Former hobo king, Iron Horse Brad, has held his share of jobs, but love of the road brought him to Britt.



What makes a modern day hobo?




Of the News-Tribune

While hanging out down at the Hobo Jungle I heard someone comment, “These aren't hobos!” after they asked if I could point out a hobo for them to photograph.

I don't know what they expected a hobo to look like, but it did get me to thinking - what makes a hobo and why do they choose this lifestyle.

The hobos visiting the yearly convention in Britt are certainly not the traveling workers of the 1930s, driven by necessity to hop a train to the next job.

Many of today's hobos have never ridden the rails at all, preferring to travel by car or bus. Many have jobs or are retired. These “hobos at heart,” as some like to call themselves, feel the pull of the lifestyle and just like to commune with kindred spirits.


“I grew up with trains and Mom used to feed hobos. I had an uncle that was a hobo,” said Brad “Iron Horse Brad” Villars. “I doubt there is anyone living here that doesn't have a relative who's been a hobo. During the Depression everyone was looking for work.”

Iron Horse Brad, who hails from Indiana, was National Hobo King from 2005 -2006. He has been coming to the Britt convention for 22 years, ever since being invited by hobo patriarch Steamtrain Maury Graham.

“In the Depression men traveled to work, now they work to travel,” he said, adding that not everyone at the Jungle agreed with his assessment.

“We're just family. In a true sense the people here are not hobos, but we're as close as you're going to get,” Iron Horse said. “We're trying to keep a tradition going.”

Iron Horse, who just turned 69, said he has picked apples in Washington, dug ditches in Arkansas and drove a semi.



“It's just the travel . I enjoyed hitchhiking, you can see things you can't see traveling 70 miles-per-hour on the road,” he said.

“As long as there are trains running someone is gonna get on it,” Iron Horse said. “Until they pull the rails up there will be a rail rider somewhere..”

Almost, if not all, the real hobos are gone now, the ones who had the wanderlust so bad it wouldn't let them settle down.

In October 1966 The Pennsylvania Kid was quoted as saying, “The docs tell me I got the wanderlust. It's a disease, like alcoholism. I gotta keep moving. Why, I can go coast to coast on a piece of toast - get it?”

Betty “Connecticut Shorty” Moylan, who lives part-time in Britt, understands the above sentiment all too well.

She was just a little girl when her father left them, but she said her siblings and herself never thought too much about it. “We were just normal kids without a father,” she said.

She had the opportunity to reunite with her father when she was 38 years-old and had a family of her own.

“I saw an article, ‘Last real hobo calls it quits,'” she said. The story was about her father and his 44 years on the road.

She said she and her father were friends for over 10 years until his death in February 1990.

She had met Steamtrain the previous year and had already promised him that when it came time she would send her father's ashes to Britt.



Moylan and her sister, Maggie “New York Maggie” Malone, who made the trip to Britt for the first time in August 1990, were welcomed into the hobo community by all their father's friends and they finally understood what being a hobo meant.

“They are people who are different, they need to travel, it's a calling,” Shorty said. “They can't live a conventional lifestyle. That was probably the biggest problem between my father and mother.”

Once the sisters retired they embraced the hobo lifestyle.

“It's the last free adventure in America. It's the wanderlust, the spirit of adventure, to hop a freight train. Sometimes you know where it is going and sometimes you don't,” Shorty said with a broad smile. “It's risky and it's illegal and you can get hurt, but it is still a great adventure.”

Some folks were led to the hobo, or nomadic, lifestyle - not because they were looking for work, but because they had so many opportunities it was hard to stay in just one place.

That's the way it was for Karl “Tramp Printer” Schwede, 72 of California.

“I traveled from one side of the United States to the other from early 1950 through the 1970s,” he said.

“I was with the Topographical Union and worked at papers in San Francisco, St. Louis and the New York Times. I could do that because I had a trade,” Tramp Printer said proudly.

An excerpt from the book Tramp Printers by John Howells and Marion Dearman (Discovery Press, copyright 1996, 2003), reads, “Rarely if ever in the history of work and labor has a group of craftsmen enjoyed as much freedom, dignity, and mobility as those engaged in the art of printing.

To properly master the art of printing-after finishing several years of apprenticeship-it was almost obligatory to journey from one shop to another, from one town to another, even between countries.

Jobs and opportunities expanded with each new printshop established. Printers knew they were in demand and were tempted to change jobs frequently, knowing they could travel from place to place with ease, that their skills were always in demand.”

“Ones who never settled in one place were called tramps. If I was working somewhere and didn't like it, I'd move,” Tramp Printer said. “Then automation came in and wiped us all out in the 1980s. I've been retired 10 years, but I had a good life.”

With the advent of computers and software in the 1960s the relationship between printers and newspapers began to change until abruptly, in the latter half of the 20th century, their skills were no longer needed.

The International Typographical Union, which had been the oldest, the strongest, the most active labor union in the history of the American labor movement, folded after 134 years and faded into history.

The way of the hobo isn't so very different, except there are those who don't believe this unique part of American history should be allowed to die.

Tramp Printer read about the National Hobo Convention in Britt in National Geographic over 25 years ago and wanted to see for himself what it was all about.

Knowing that he had found folks like himself he has been returning to Britt off and on over the years.

According to Fran DeLorenzo, also known as The Hobo Minstrel and the Grand Duke of cyberspace, there are a lot of different ideas of what makes a person a Hobo.

However, the consistent theme relates to independence and traveling around the county, no matter the method.

“A dysfunctional family situation has put youngsters on the road and other unfortunate circumstance has made a hobo out of many men,” DeLorenzo wrote.

Many hobos who traveled from job to job throughout the 1930s settled back into a routine life after the economy picked back up - others didn't.

Today there are many people who feel more comfortable on the road and away from mainstream society and one by one they all seem to find their way to Britt each year.

Story created Aug 19, 2008 - 10:12:52 CDT.

Riding the rails ::with Hood River Blackie‏

this is from the winter of 1980)Hobo Camps and JunglesFOR over a hundred years the hobo has loved,laughed and died in track-side camps called jungles.These Range in size from a small rock-enclosed fire place under a lone tree,to huge jungles like the one at Mattoon,Illinois where the big four railroad running west crossed the Illinois Central which ran north and south. Or the big jungles on the shores of Lake Champlain at Burlington,Vermont where the lumberjacks used to come in each spring and jungle up along the Rutland railroad while waiting for jobs in the woods.There were many kinds of jungles. Some were permanent and well known,some only temporary during the harvest,and some a little of both.One of the big permanent jungles, perhaps the the best known, was the mile-long jungle on the Americian River at Sacramento, California. In this big jungle one could see all sorts of shacks,and all sorts of cooking methods from a couple of forked sticks with a third stick stretched between them to hang a pot on,to washtubs with a hole cut out of the side for draft and even in some instances an old wood stove dragged in from a nearby dump.There were lonley little jungles in the lonley places frequented by few hoboes,mostly old timers. Such a jungle is the one located a couple hundreds yards east of the old depot at Avery,Idaho along the main line Milwaukee railroad. The St.Joe River which ran beside it furnished not only water but darn good fishing.Probably the most unusual jungle and only one of its kind in Americia was the jungle on Mrs. Childs` estate in Santa Barbara,California.Here the wealthy socialite allowed old-time hoboes to build cabins and shacks under the trees on her property. She had electricity and water piped out to the old cabins for the convenience of the hoboes who stayed there.This jungle was strictly for old-time hoboes ; winos,thieves and other undesirable characters were not allowed to stay there.Every Christmas she used to send her butler out to the camp with a handful of $5.00 bills,each hobo there got $5.00 as a Christmas gift. The butler,obviously caring very little for hoboes and their life styles,hated the job.I don`t really know what prompted her to do so much for them but legend has it that that one time a hobo saved her small child from drowning.I don`t know if this is true or not but I`ve heard the same story by many of the old-timers.A few years ago Mrs.Childs died but she made a provision in her will for the care and upkeep of the old jungle on her place.Recently I learned that the will was broken up and the jungle is no more.There have been quite a few people around the country seemingly in sympathy with the hobo.A rancher near Coachella,California for many years allowed hoboes to camp in a grove of tamarisk trees on his property.A rancher near Winters,California had a couple of old shacks and a jungle on the back of his property where any wanderer was welcome to stay as long as he wanted to .Here, too, water and electricity had been run out to the jungle.This rancher, Henry Smith,has long been known as the hobo`s friend and from my own experience is one of the finest human beings I`ve ever met. He even went so far as to buy hundred pound sacks of beans and potatoes,some coffee,grease, and flour,then take it to the jungle and tell the boys to help themselves. He is also well knownhis unusual practice of climbing in his private plane,taking off from a dirt strip behind his house and flying perhaps as far as two hundred miles to pick up some old hobo friend and fly him back to the ranch.If he knew you all it took was a phone call.THERE was another kind of jungle(the ones I call secret jungles) which even the police didn`t seem to have heard about.The one at Mojave,California was located in a sort of hole half a mile from the Southern Pacific tracks.This jungle, well known to the old-timers had a small seep spring of good water and a few small bushes for shade, as no hobo likes a baldheaded jungle(meaning a jungle with no shade).There is ,or was ,another such jungle twenty miles east of Yuma,Arizona near what the hoboes call the Dome Valley siding on the Southern Pacific.Here also was a small spring,an old car hood suspended from a tree by wires for a table, a washtub so as to form a stove, a couple of old army cots and buckets seats.Another kind of jungle is what I would calla harvest jungle where for most of the year therewere hardly any hoboes or perhaps none at all but at harvest time they were there in droves.Such a jungle was located along the Milwaukee main line in Mitchell,South Dakota. Many years ago before combines came into general use,during the grain harvest there might be as amny as a thousand hoboes jungled up along the tracks waiting for the work to start.Of course,not all were real hoboes. Some were farm boys from distant towns out to make a few dollars. Some might be out-of-work factory hands,cowboys,miners,and just all sorts of of people who needed to make a few dollars.There would also be a few jack rollers (robbers), and some Eastern street bums who came there to bum the working men.Chicken Red once told me that these jack rollers would sometimes take a job in the harvest and then keep a sharp eye on his fellow workers to see who was saving his money.When he had chosen someone he felt had a big roll, he would either try to buddy up to the man so as to leave with him when the harvest was over or follow him when he left, or in some way get him alone,knock him in the head and take his money.Red told me that one year when he left the grain harvest at Mitchell a jack roller had followed him a thousand miles down the rails only to lose him in the big Hillard yards at Spokane.Bull Frog Blackie told me that a jack roller had cornered him more or less under a bridge at Miles City,Montana and threatened him with a small pen knife,Blackie whipped out his straight razor and gave the man a severe cut on his knife hand.That old razor now more than a hundred years old ,lies here on my table as I write this.Contrary to popular belief,other people besides the hobo used the jungles.I`ve seen more than one old cowboy laid back with his head on his saddle -- no horse, just a saddle. I`ve seen many a bedroll with the barrell of a battered winchester sticking out of it .Many a runaway kid came to the jungles and shared our stew and coffee. Nearly all of them I`m sure,after thinking things over returned home or in some cases were sent home by the local police.ONE THING that a lot of peoplemay not know is that there are hoboes buried in or near these jungles.Years ago Tex Medders showed me a patch of trees at Omaha,Nebraska that he said was a hobo graveyard. He didn`t know how many were buried there but he said he knew of three,for sure.All had died of natural causes and had been buried by their pals.Many years ago I personally saw Baby Buggy John laid to rest under a big cottonwood treein the jungle.He had died in his sleep no more than ten feet from me.I had wanted to call the police or undertaker or somebody,but was quickly vetoed by the older men who rustled up a shovel from somewhere and planted him.The only words said over the grave were by old Tex Medders who had known him sixty years.As we left the spot with our gear on our backs Tex tipped his old battered stetson and said simply"So Long John".Now I have a riual that I go through each springwhich might seem foolish to some people but not to me since the old hoboes were very good to me when I was a kid with no place to go.I have told you about this before.I go to a five and 10 ten cent store and buy a bunch of plastic flowers. I visit the graves of as many of my old hobo friendsI can find and leave a plastic flower and a card that says "Hood River Blackie never forgets". Theres Cinnamon Bill and Crooked Nose Lloyd at Yuma;Black Swede and Siwash Johnson at Mina,Nevada;Tex Medders, The Panama Kid, and Mushfake Steele near Marysville,California;;Amboy Fats,Old Joe Bennett BugHouse McCan at Evertt Washington and many more about fifty in all.The grave of Baby Buggy John however has in recent years presented a problem. some rancher has built a fine brick home on the spot where our jungle used to be . His back yard is a beautiful lawn and near the back edge of it under the big cottonwood tree he has constructed a very nice brick bar-b-que.Under this brick bar-b-que lies Baby Buggy John.If that rancher should read these lines he will now understand why sometimes in the spring he finds a plastic flower with a card attached to it that says simply"Hood River Blackie never forgets",and since I have confessed to the deed I hope this rancher truly understands.The hobo jungles are about gone now, as are the hoboes who lived in the them.Many places can no longer be identified as ever having been a jungle.Some still contain blackened old cans or the remains of a small fireplaces.There are a couple, though,that look much as they did fifty years ago,with perhaps an old skillet or pot hanging from a tree and a little stacked up for the next user.Such a jungle is at Essex, Montana along the Great Northern track. Another is at Helper,Utah along the Denver and Rio Grande Western. these two are kept clean simply because a couple of old-time hoboes still spend some time there each summer.Not long ago on Television I saw An archeologist on the site of an anccient Indian village digiing in a trash heap he called a midden.He was uncovering fishhooks made of bone,obsidian arrowheads, and other little odds and ends which he said would tell him a lot about this vanished race.It made me wonder if perhaps a thousand years in the future,should the human race survive that long,another archeologist might dig up a hobo jungle.I wonder what he`d make of the wine bottle capsand sardine cans.

HOOD RIVER BLACKIES LAST STORY

(THIS IS FROM THE WINTER OF 1984`S OLD WEST MAGAZINE)MANY OF THE OLD-TIME HOBOES I KNEW DURING MY YEARS ON THE ROAD HAD SOME KIND OF TRADE THAT THEY WORKED AT TO MAKE A LIVING.BY HAVING A TRADE I DON`T MEAN THEY PUNCHED A TIME CARD AT SOME FACTORY.BIG TOWN GORMAN,WHO USED TO SHOW UP AT THE HOBO CONVENTION IN BRITT IOWA,EACH SUMMER,CARRIED A SATCHEL FULL OF TOOLS FOR SHARPENINGSCISSORS,KNIVES,OR SAWS,OR ABOUT ANYTHING THAT NEEDED SHARPENING.IN LATER YEARS EVEN HAD A SMALL ELECTRIC GRINDER AND WENT FROM DOOR TO DOOR IN THE LITTLE TOWNS AND SOME OF THE BIG ONES SHARPENING THINGS FOR A SMALL SUM.BIG TOWN ALWAYS HAD MONEY AND I DON`T THINK HE EVER BUMMED A CENT FROM ANYONE.HE WAS A HOBO PAINTER BILL,WHO ROAMED OVER THE WEST REPAINTING SIGNS OR PAINTING NEW ONES,WAS ANOTHER WHO MADE HIS OWN WAYHE WAS STRICTLY A FREIGHT TRAIN RIDDING HOBO BUT CARRIED A SMALL KIT WHICH LOOKED A LOT LIKE A DOCTORS BLACK BAG. INSIDE THE KIT WAS A VARIETY OF PAINTS BRUSHES AND SOME SORT OF OIL.EVEN TODAY IF YOU WERE TO GO TO WINTERS,CALIFORNIA AND LOOK CLOSELY AT SOME OF THE SIGNS IN TOWN YOU WOULD SEE DOWN IN ONE CORNER"PAINTER BILL"HE HAS BEEN GONE FROM THE LAND FOR QUITE A WHILE NOW,BUT HIS WORK IS STILL AROUND.HE TOO ALWAYS HAD MONEY AND NEVER BUMMED. AL THE ENGRAVER WAS IN FACT AN ENGRAVER AND A VERY GOOD ONE.HE CARRIED AROUND AN ENGRAVING KIT AND USED TO GO TO BARS ,CARNIVALS,FAIRS,AND PARKS WHERE HE WOULD ENGRAVE WATCHES OR MOST ANYTHING ANYONE WANTED ENGRAVED. HE DIDN`T NEED POWER TOOLS TO DO IT EITHER. WELL,THERE ARE STILL QUITE A FEW PEOPLE WHO SHARPEN SCISSORS AND KNIVES,AND PLENTY WHO PAINT SIGNS, AND ANY GOOD JEWELER CAN DO SOME ENGRAVING,BUT I AM PRETTY SURE THERE IS NOT ANOTHER HOBO MUSHFAKER LEFT IN THE COUNTRY.IN HOBO SLANG AN UMBRELLA WAS CALLED A MUSHROOM,AND A MUSHFAKEER WAS A MAN WHO MADE HIS LIVING MENDING UMBRELLAS,AND OF COURSE STORE AWNINGS,OR ANYTHING MADE OF CANVAS. BIG WALT STEELE WAS THE LAST OF THE MUSHFAKERS AS NEAR AS I CAN LEARN,AND I DON`T THINK THERE WILL EVER BE ANYMORE OF THEM AS THE STORES NOWADAYS DON`T HAVE AWNINGS,OR AT LEAST VERY FEW DO.THE OLD TIME PRACTICE OF GOING DOOR TO DOOR IN SOME STRANGE TOWN AND ASKING FOR UMBRELLAS TO MEND IS A THING OF THE PAST SINCE NOT MANY PEOPLE USE THEM,AND PEOPLE ARE FEARFUL OF ANY STRANGERS MEANDERING ALONG THEIR STREETS THAT THE LAW WOULD BE CALLED IF BY CHANCE A MUSHFAKER DID SHOW UP. I USED TO SEE MUSHFAKE STEELE WHEN I CAN TO WINTERS EACH SPRING TO THIN APRICOTS,AND OF COURSE RAN INTO HIM ONCE IN A WHILE ALONG THE RAILS OR IN SOME HOBO JUNGLE.HE WAS A HUGE BUT VERY PLEASANT MAN WHO SEEMED TO ALWAYS BE LAUGHING AT SOMETHING OR SOMEBODY.I NEVER KNEW HIM TO HAVE A REGULAR ROAD PARTNER,THOUGH HE DID AT TIMES TRAVEL WITH THE PANAMA KID OR OLD SMOKING JACKET.IN LATER YEARS, WHEN HE SEEMED TO BE THE ONLY MUSHFAKER IN THE LAND THE OTHER HOBOES CALLED HIM "THE MUSHFAKER" THIS WAS AN HONOR AND DENOTED THAT THERE WERE NO OTHERS.I CAN STILL SEE HIM SOMETIMES WHEN I DAYDREAM,WALKING ALONG AND CLOSELY STUDING ANY AWNINGS THAT WERE UNROLLED IN THE HOPES OF FINDING ONE THAT NEEDED REPAIR.WHEN HE FOUND ONE HE WOULD GO INTO THE STORE AND NEGOTIATE A DEAL WITH THE STOREKEEPER TO REPAIR IT .SOMETIMES HE WOULD PERSUADE A MERCHANT TO UNROLL HIS AWNING SO IT COULD BE EXAMINED FOR RIPS OR TEARS. WALT STEELE WAS A MASTER OF HIS TRADE AND MOST STOREKEEPERS WERE GLAD TO SEE HIM. HIS PET PEEVE WAS THE STORE OWNER WHO HAD AN AWNING WHICH WAS NEARLY TORN TO PIECES AND EXPECTED A MUSHFAKER TO FIX IT LIKE NEW WITHOUT ANY PATCHING MATERIAL.BECAUSE OF THIS,OLD WALT USED TO PICK AROUND IN THE DUMPS FOR PIECES OF CANVAS THAT WERE STRIPED LIKE STORE AWNINGS USUALLY WERE.WHEN HE FOUND SOME HE WOULD CARRY IT WITH HIM TO USE FOR PATCHES.AT TIMES WHEN HE WOULD HIT IT LUCKY, HE WOULD GET THE JOB OF PUTTING ON A WHOLE NEW AWNING AND WAS CAPABLE OF SEWING ONE OUT OF A NEW PIECE OF CANVAS WITHOUT ANY PATTERNS OR ADVICE FROM ANYONE. ALOT OF US HOBOES USED TO GO TO A SMALL HOBO JUNGLE JUST OUTSIDE OF WILCOX, ARIZONA AFTER THE APPLE HARVEST EACH YEAR WHICH WAS IN WASHINGTON AND OREGON,AND WE WOULD CAMP UNDER SOME OLD TREES ALONG THE MAINLINE SOUTHERN PACIFIC,JUST RESTING UP AFTER OUR HARVEST WORK.MUSHFAKE STEELE WOULD OFTEN BE THERE BECAUSE HE TO WENT UP NORTH AND MADE SOME MONEY PICKING APPLES.I`VE SEENHIM SEWING UP A PACK SACK FOR SOME OLDRAIL STIFF,AS THEY WERE CALLED,OR EVEN STITCHING A TORN SHOE FOR SOME GUY WHO MAYBE DID`NT HAVE THE MONEY TO BUY SHOES.HE WOULD NOT CHARGE ANOTHER HOBO FOR HIS WORK.MANY OF THE GUYS HE HELPED OUT WOULD PAY HIM BACK BY INVITING HIM TO EAT WITH THEM OR SHARE A BOTTLE OF WHISKEY,WHICH HE WAS ALWAYS GLAD TO DO.ONE YEAR THE OLD DESERT PROSPECTOR AND SOMETIMES HOBO,MULE TRAIN SMITH WAS PUTTING TOGETHER AN OUTFIT FOR A LONG HAUL ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PART OF ARIZONA,ACROSS THE BORDER INTO MEXICO,AND UP INTO THE WILD SIERRA MADRE MOUNTAINS WHERE HE WOULD SEARCH FOR THE LOST SPANISH MISSION OF TAYOPA.OLD MULE TRAIN HAD MADE MANY TRIPS INTO THAT WILD LAND,ALWAYS WITH A COUPLE OF BURROS AND CANVAS PACKS TIED ON PACK SADDLES WITH WHAT HE CALLED A DIAMOND HITCH. THE TIME I AM TALKING,MULE TRAIN HAD TO MAKE SOME CANVAS BAGS AS SOMEONE HAD FOUND THE ONES HE HAD HIDDEN THE YEAR BEFORE AND MADE OFF WITH THEM.HE FOUND AN OLD TORN TARP,WHICH I GUESS CAME OFF A SEMI-TRUCK AND HE AND MUSHFAKE STEELE WERE MAKING THE PACKS.MUSHFAAKE HAD ALL SORTS OF NEEDLES IN ALL SHAPES BUT HIS MAINSTAY WAS A THING HE CALLED A LEATHER AWL,IT HAD A BIG WOODEN HANDLE WHICH OPENED UP AND WAS HOLLOW. INSIDE WERE SEVERAL FUNNY LOOKING NEEDLES AND A SMALL TOOL FOR INSTALLING THEM IN THE SHAFT,AND JUST BELOW A SPOOL WHICH HELD WHAT I BELIEVE WAS SHOEMAKER`S TWINE.TWO FINE PACKS WERE MADE AND A COUPLE OF BELTS BOUGHT IN A SECONDHAND STORE SERVED AS STRAPS TO TIE THEM SHUT.I WONDERED WHAT MUSHFAKE WOULD CHARGE FOR TEH SEVERAL HOURS WORK HE HAD DONE BUT WHEN OLD MULE TRAIN TRIED TO PAY HIM HE JUST GRINNED AND SAID"IF YOU MAKE THAT BIG STRIKE BRING ME A GOLD NUGGET".THE NEXT EVENING A BUNCH OF US WERE SITTING AROUND A CAMPFIRE AS HOBOES WILL DO,DISCUSSING EVERYTHING FROM CABBAGES TO KINGS, WHEN MUSHFAKE REMARKED HE WOULD LIKE TO GET A HOLD OF A SMALL PISTOL,THIS WAS NOT AN UNUSUAL REMARK AS MANY OF US PACKED PISTOLS,AND ONE OR TWO EVEN A SHOTGUN OR RIFLE,DISMANTELED AND STORED IN OUR BEDROLL.MULE TRAIN WENT OVER TO HIS PACKS AND CAME BACK WITH A SMALL .25 AUTOMATIC WHICH HE HANDED TO MUSHFAKE AND SAID "HOW ABOUT THIS ONE?".MUSHFAKE LOOKED IT OVER AND SAID "HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT FOR IT ?" MULE TRAIN SAID"IT`S YOURS AND IF I MAKE THAT BIG STRIKE YOU STILL GET THE NUGGETT".OLD MUSHFAKE CARRIED THE GUN FOR YEARS,BUT I DON`T THINK HE EVER HAD TO USE IT.HE JUST HAD IT FOR SECURITY AND I SUSPECT BECAUSE IT HAD BELONGED TO AN OLD PAL. THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM WAS ON THE STREET IN MARYSVILLE,CALIFORNIA,NEAR "JOE`S BAGGAGE CHECK NUMBER TWO" AND HE WAS ON CRUTCHES WITH BOTH LEGS SWOLLEN BADLY FROM SOME DISEASE WHICH I DON`T RECALL THE NAME OF.HE WAS LIKE THE SAME OLD WALT WITH A BIG GRIN.AND SEEMED TO STILL LOOK UPON LIFE AS A FUN THING.BUT I NOTICED THE EYES DIDN`T DANCE WITH MERRIMENT AS THEY ONCE HADAND THE FACE SHOWED THE YEARS AND MILES MORE THAN IT EVER HAD.I TALKED TO HIM A WHILE THEN WENT ON MY WAY TO OREGON. MUSHFAKE DIED IN AN OLD SHACK BEHIND A BAR IN MARYSVILLE FEW MONTHS AFTER I TALKED TO HIM.SOCIETY WOULD CALL HIM A TRAMP OR A HOBO OR MAYBE EVEN A BUM,BUT HE MADE HIS OWN WAY IN LIFE,ASKING NOTHING BUT THE CHANCE TO WORK AT HIS TRADE AND TRAVEL THE LAND.HE WAS ALWAYS KIND AND HELPFUL TO EVERYONE AND DID HIS SHARE OF CAMP CHORES WHEN CAMPED WITH OTHERS. THOUGH HE AND I WERE NOT REAL CLOSE LIKE SOME HOBOES GET TO BE WHEN THEY HAVE BEEN ROAD BUDDIES A FEW TIMES,I STILL MISS HIM AS I DO ALL THE OLD WANDERERS I ONCE KNEW IN A VANISHED WORLD AND I TRY HARD TO REMEMBER THE DANCING EYES,BIG GRIN AND HAPPY FACE. BUT THE IMAGE OF SWOLLEN LEGS,PAINED EYES AND STRAINED FACE KEEPS COMING BACK.AH HOOD RIVER BLACKIE SOMETIMES MAYBEY YOU LOOKED TOO CLOSELY AND SAW TOO MUCH

AMERICA IN IT'S GREATEST CRISIS SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION

By Frosty Wooldridge
October 2, 2008
NewsWithViews.com

Denver's radio talk show host Peter Boyles of www.khow.com, said, “America is in the greatest crisis since the Great Depression.”

How do you suppose we arrived at this moment?

Take a guess at America’s number one export in the past 10 years! Food? Oil? Steel? Textiles?

Nope! America’s #1 export: debt, IOUs, arrears, jobs, negative balance sheets!

We stand nostril-deep and up to our eyeballs in national and international debt. As my brother Howard, who walks the Halls of Congress weekly, said, “This will be the year of ‘troubles’. We’ll find ourselves in more and more troubles as bankers and investors demand their markers.”

As Time Magazine’s Justin Fox said, “Debt explains why things are such a mess right now.”

Who brought us this mess? For starters, look to President Bush, Senator Harry Reid, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the rest of our 535 members of our U.S. Congress. Let’s not forget the Federal Reserve! Its hand in skewering Americans rivals the Robber Barons of the late 1800s. If you look back to 1913, the Robber Barons pulled their greatest coup when they slid the Federal Reserve into law.

Mark Twain said, “When our Congress is in session no man’s money or possessions remain safe.”

Why so much debt?

Every year, we shell out $700 billion to pay for gasoline that vanishes in smoke. Next to that, we pitch another $700 billion into the money coffers of India and China in trade deficits. Folks, that’s $1.4 trillion cascading like Niagara Falls OUT of our country year in and year out.

Added to that, our $9.4 trillion federal debt costs us in excess of $400 million daily in interest payments that land into the hands of the lenders. China holds $1.1 trillion of our T-bills. We borrow $2 billion daily from foreign investors to float our debt ridden economy. Our consumer debt exceeds $2 trillion.

On top of that, U.S. taxpayers shell out $346 billion in their money to pay for medical, food, educational and incarceration costs for an estimated 20 million illegal aliens. To make matters worse, legal and illegal migrants send $80 billion annually back to their home countries. Talk about bleeding the Golden Goose to death!

Our military industrial complex spends billions of dollars to maintain 572,000 military personnel on 700 bases in 130 countries around the world. While we cringe at the $700 billion bailout, this week, the House passed a military spending bill costing us $612 billion, but with Homeland Security appropriations, the bill rounds out at $1 trillion. We spend that money at $12 billion monthly in Iraq and Afghanistan.

At an average of $6 billion annually, U.S. taxpayers gave $84.8 billion of their money thus far to Israel. Since 1979, Egypt received $50 billion from U.S. taxpayers. Zero in return; absolutely zero!

Per orders from the Clinton and Bush Administrations for the past 16 years, mortgage brokers found easy access to ‘no down payment’ loans to anyone that featured a heartbeat and could make their mark on a contract. Whether they showed proof of being an American citizen with the ability to pay their mortgages made no difference. Ultimately, estimates range from five million to many more illegal aliens gained U.S. mortgages with no down payment. They piled two or three families into single family homes. They degraded neighborhoods that dropped property values that drove out American citizens.

Few appreciate that taxpayers spend $50.6 billion annually to house 2.3 million criminals at $22,000 each prisoner. (Bureau of Justice Statistics) We pay more for prisons than maintaining our educational systems.

When you look at our major export being debt and jobs, you understand that we cannot continue on this path. America faces the 21st century with daunting limitations after two centuries of unlimited growth. We face an economic paradigm that can no longer continue. We must move toward steady state economics. (www.steadystate.org)

Will we continue toward certain failure, i.e., collapse? Will we keep building air craft carriers and maintain 700 military bases around the world? Will we keep exporting jobs and importing $700 billion worth of trade deficits annually? Will we move toward electric cars and alternative energy or allow ourselves to run this civilization over a cliff?

Kirk Peffers in the Denver Post said, “You couldn’t fit a credit card between McCain and Obama’s foreign policy positions. No real differences on Russia, Georgia, NATO, Israel, Iran, Vietnam, North Korea, or, as Obama called it, “projecting U.S. power around the world. No criticism of having U.S. bases in 130 countries. Neither candidate has learned the No.1 lesson for the 20th century: Empires are over. We are like Rome 300 A.D., or London, 1935.”



This nations spirals into deeper and deeper “troubles” because we keep buying air craft carriers and forging wars while we allow our citizens, cities, schools and infrastructure to rot, decay and degrade. We keep importing millions of poor and uneducated the third world and expect what—a cultural and intellectual renaissance?



Let’s stop building up Iraq, Israel, Egypt and other countries. Let’s spend our money on our country. Whatever we do, we must create a vision of our civilization today for any chance for a tomorrow for our children.

To take action:
www.numbersusa.com
www.fairus.org
www.proenglish.org
www.capsweb.org
www.vdare.com

Listen to Frosty Wooldridge on Tuesdays and Thursdays as he interviews top national leaders on his radio show “Connecting the Dots” at republicbroadcasting.org at 6:00 PM Mountain Time. Adjust tuning in to your time zone.

© 2008 Frosty Wooldridge - All Rights Reserved



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Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His published books include: "HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS" ; “STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE”; “IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES”; “MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA: INTO THE WIND—A TEEN NOVEL”; “BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION”; “AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTIA.” His next book: “TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP.” He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Little man's 8 tomorrow

Bought him some construction trucks. Like he doesn't have enough.. ;)

wow

The best beatbox I've ever seen.


http://zman6919.blogspot.com/2008/10/beat-box-amazing.html

Monday, September 22, 2008

THREATS USED FOR COERCIVE COMPLIANCE

By Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
September 22, 2008
NewsWithViews.com

[Note: At the recent Democratic Convention, Bill Clinton said people incorrectly were warned in 1992 not to vote for him because of his inexperience in foreign affairs, as though Barack Obama would be just as “successful” though inexperienced. Well, look at the Clinton “successes” like allowing Al Qaeda to bomb the World Trade Center in 1993; the “success” in Somalia; and the terrorists bombings of the U.S. barracks in Khobar, (Saudi Arabia), the two embassies in Africa, and the U.S.S. Cole; etc. Trying to enlist support for his own campaign, Obama said, “The American people aren’t stupid…”, but didn’t the American people elect Congress which is held in even lower esteem than the president? Hillary Clinton asked all her supporters to come to the convention to be recognized for their effort, but then she cut a deal with Obama that didn’t allow any of her delegates after the State of New York (e.g., North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington, etc.) to vote for her! Democrat women don’t like being “dissed” by their own Party or Hillary, so this could be used by Gov. Sarah Palin (John McCain’s running mate) in an appeal for women’s votes. If McCain wins and serves only one term, or if he resigns after only three and a half years, Palin could be the first woman president. Although she’s prolife, pro-Second Amendment rights, and has more executive experience than Obama and Biden combined, she like McCain refers to serving “the common good.” This is a Communitarian view like that of the current President Bush and church growth leader Rick Warren, both agents of the power elite. Also, regarding Palin’s unmarried pregnant teenage daughter, did Palin teach her daughter that the HOLY BIBLE (1 Corinthians 6:9) clearly states that fornicators will go to Hell?

This is something all parents should teach their children. And Palin’s answer to her daughter’s pregnancy is that she’s going to marry the baby’s father. But would you want your daughter to vow before God to be married until death to a boy who on his own MY SPACE page says “I’m a f---ing redneck” and “I don’t want kids”? Referring to Sarah Palin’s executive experience being a governor compared favorably to Barack Obama being only a community organizer, top Democrat strategist Donna Brazille (who directed Al Gore’s 2000 campaign) and others recently retorted Jesus was a “community organizer” and Pontius Pilate was a governor. Now if Democrats wanted to create a favorable image of a community organizer compared to an unfavorable image of a governor, they could have done that without referring to a specific governor who had a specific “community organizer” (the Messiah) violently killed. However, they chose this specific comparison, and all Americans should ask themselves why any Democrats would do that!]

The movie BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE described how intelligence agencies, not national governments, actually worked together to control the world. In reality, the power elite (PE), not national governments, control the world using threats to coerce compliance with their will. Most people view world events in terms of the U.S. or NATO versus Russia or some other adversarial combination. However, the PE operates internationally above any nation and is comprised of individuals from the U.S., Europe, Russia, China, etc. who have no national loyalties, but rather are committed to their own power and control. At any given time, they may employ the military of any country to create a “threatening” situation in order to coerce compliance with their objectives. An economic threat may also be used, as Israel is militarily threatened by Iran, and the E.U. (represented by Javier Solana) probably threatened Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert with fewer investments and loans if Israel didn’t stop its final retaliation against Hezbollah in Lebanon. Similarly, the U.S. doesn’t have a free hand against Communist China because the Chinese own a lot of our debt. The U.S. also can’t simply withdraw from the global economy (which was created by the PE) because that would be disastrous economically (the stock market and people’s 401Ks would crash because of heavy investments overseas). Sucking China into the global economy is likewise a goal of the PE, because once the Chinese economy is integrated with others, they can be threatened with instability as well if they fail to comply with the PE’s wishes.

The threat against the West in general has been from Communism, as Lincoln Bloomfield’s report to Secretary of State Dean Rusk (Rhodes Scholar) indicated that the West might lose whatever incentive it has for world government (which is the PE’s ultimate goal) if the Communist dynamic were greatly abated. But globally, threats can be non-Communist as well, as India feels threatened by Pakistan and vice versa (watch Kashmir in the future).

Oil is a major component of the PE’s threat mechanism. Oil-rich countries like Venezuela have felt militarily threatened by Colombian incursion, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia militarily were threatened by Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, and Libya has been bombed by the U.S.

Historically, Iran’s democratically elected leader was overthrown by revolution in the early 1950s because he nationalized the nation’s oil supply. The PE instigated the revolution which put into power the puppet Shah of Iran with the blessing of Ayatollah Kashani. When the Shah was no longer useful, a revolution instituted by the PE replaced him with Ayatollah Khomeini (mentored by Kashani). Today regarding its oil and gas, Iran seeks military and economic allies in Russia and China because it feels threatened by the U.S. and Israel.


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Concerning Afghanistan, PE agent Zbigniew Brzezinski lured the Soviets there in the late 1970s as part of a PE plan regarding Caspian oil and gas. American forces conducted maneuvers in Kazakhstan in 1995, two years before Brzezinski’s THE GRAND CHESSBOARD (1997) was published describing the new “Great Game” for energy supplies in that region. The Soviet puppet in Afghanistan was replaced by the Taliban, and Al Qaeda was originally supported by the U.S. The Taliban balked at complying with the PE’s wishes regarding a pipeline from the Caspian region, thus resulting in a threat by the U.S. to which the Taliban’s ally, Al Qaeda, responded on 9/11/2001. The attack by Al Qaeda also served as part of an unending terrorist threat that prompted the American people to give up some of their liberties (another PE goal) in the Patriot and Homeland Security Acts. The attack also presented the “truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat” that Brzezinski said in his book was necessary “to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues,” such as attacking Afghanistan to achieve the PE’s oil and gas pipelines from the Caspian region. This was achieved by installing a compliant puppet, Karzai, as head of the new Afghan government.

In Yugoslavia, the situation was similar, as Slobodan Milosevic was standing in the way of a trade route linking the European Union with the planned Mediterranean Union (including Arab nations and Israel). He was also standing in the way of a new pipeline planned from Baku (Azerbaijan) on the Caspian Sea, then across the Black Sea through Kosovo down through Albania to the Adriatic Sea where it could be shipped to the West and around the world. Thus, the PE’s “spontaneous” revolution for independence in Kosovo, to which Milosovic reacted when CIA-trained Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) members (also supported by Al Qaeda) assassinated Serbian police, mayors, etc. This gave NATO (headed militarily by Rhodes Scholar Gen. Wesley Clark and politically by Javier Solana, a product of Rhodes Scholars Bill Clinton, Strobe Talbott, and Richard Gardner the “humanitarian crisis’ it needed to attack Milosevic, killing a lot of innocent civilians as well.

Another pipeline from Baku (Azerbaijan) through Georgia and then Turkey to the Mediterranean Sea also resulted in another “spontaneous” revolution for independence by South Ossetia within Georgia. This time, the “spontaneous” revolutionaries were allied with Russia. This gave the U.S.-funded and trained Georgians the threat they needed to react militarily, killing about 2000 South Ossetian civilians and sending another 40,000 refugees into Russia. This, in turn, gave the Russians the threat they needed to crush the Georgians militarily. In June 2008, long before military action, PE agent Brzezinski warned of “cases of possible threats by Russia, directed at Georgia with the intention of taking control over the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline.” PE agent Vladimir Putin could count on NATO’s non-response because he could easily once again cut off Germany’s, Poland’s, etc. natural gas pipeline from Russia.

The PE doesn’t want any nation or group of nations to be too strong or independent. This is why during and after WWII, the Soviets were given nuclear weapons material by FDR advisor Harry Hopkins, and Communist Chinese were brought to power by Gen. George Marshall, both nations then serving as threats to the U.S. This is why an independent Iran in the early 1950s had to be undermined. It’s why the U.S. had to not win in Korea and lose in Vietnam, and why the Soviets had to lose in Afghanistan. It’s why the U.S. had to be threatened by terrorists, why Saddam Hussein had to be ousted when he didn’t succumb to the will of “the international community,” and why Slobodan Milosevic had to be removed from power for the same reason (the examples of Hussein and Milosevic serve to coerce other potentially independent leaders into compliance with the PE’s will). And it’s why NATO’s expansion eastward toward Georgia was resisted by Russia, resulting in the current (and probably lasting) stalemate there.

In case you doubt the goal is a stalemate in Georgia, read carefully what PE agent Brzezinski wrote in his THE GRAND CHESSBOARD relevant to Caspian oil, gas and minerals. After referring several times to “ruling national elites,” he explained “that America’s primary interest is to help ensure that no single power comes to control this geopolitical space (Eurasia) and that the global community has unhindered financial and economic access to it.” Now one would think that Brzezinski as a former American national security advisor (and current Obama advisor) would like it if the U.S. (a “single power”) controlled this geopolitical space, but that’s not what he said. Rather, he emphasized “no single power” should control it. Remember that Brzezinski was David Rockefeller’s first director of the Trilateral Commission, and Rockefeller in his MEMOIRS (2002) acknowledged about himself that he is “part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States… conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world.”



As long as no nation or group of nations becomes too strong or independent, the PE will maintain its power and control. Military and economic (cutoff of energy supplies) threats keep nations compliant with the will of the PE, which seeks to control the activities of nations and move them inexorably into regional economic unions to be linked ultimately into a World Socialist Government under the PE’s control. In order that Americans accept this World Socialist Government, the PE increasingly has to move the U.S. toward Socialism. This is being done via economic crises such as the recent federal takeover of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and American International Group (AIG). Government takeover of such major financial institutions is definitely a move toward classical economic Socialism. Nouriel Roubini, professor of Economics and International Business at New York University, has suggested we may enter a global recession, and banks may have to be nationalized – another step toward Socialism and fulfillment of the PE’s plan. Also, the announcement on September 19, 2008 that the federal government is going to bailout Wall Street means that the taxpayer will pick up the tab for all that debt. This will mean inflation (an indirect form of taxation) and a devaluing of the dollar (another part of the PE’s plan to institute regional currencies like the Amero).



As I’ve written before, the PE has not only economic and political goals, but religious as well. They have a “theology of power,” and facilitating this is “The Family,” a somewhat secretive organization which began in the 1930s with definite Fascist leanings. Over the decades, they have characterized even some brutal dictators as “men of God.” The dictators respond favorably because The Family emphasizes to them (and everyone else) Romans 13:1 which states: “…For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” In the U.S., although invitations to the annual National Prayer Breakfast appear to come from the White House, it is actually organized (since 1953) by The Family and often has non-Christian speakers. Over the decades, powerful Republicans and Democrats have been associated with The Family. And Jeff Sharlet, author of THE FAMILY (2008), claims Hillary Clinton is considered a “friend” of this organization, which has formed a network of powerful leaders around the world. The PE’s goal is global, economic, political and religious power and control, which they use toward achieving a World Socialist Government and a One-World Religion.

© 2008 Dennis Cuddy - All Rights Reserved



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Dennis Laurence Cuddy, historian and political analyst, received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (major in American History, minor in political science). Dr. Cuddy has taught at the university level, has been a political and economic risk analyst for an international consulting firm, and has been a Senior Associate with the U.S. Department of Education.

Cuddy has also testified before members of Congress on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Cuddy has authored or edited twenty books and booklets, and has written hundreds of articles appearing in newspapers around the nation, including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows in various parts of the country, such as ABC Radio in New York City, and he has also been a guest on the national television programs USA Today and CBS's Nightwatch.