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Posted on 12 July 2014

This is too true to be funny. The next time you hear a politician use the word ‘billion’ in a casual manner, think about whether you want the ‘politicians’ spending YOUR tax money. A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, But one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some […] Continue Reading

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Capitol Alert: Consumer Watchdog clashes with Dave Jones over auto insurance

Posted on 03 February 2014

This guy just caters to the insurers…  Every Time! Capitol Alert: Consumer Watchdog clashes with Dave Jones over auto insurance. Automobile insurance companies would be banned from using motorists’ occupation and education levels in establishing customer premiums under a rule change sought by consumer advocates Wednesday. Consumer Watchdog formally requested that California Insurance Commissioner Dave […] Continue Reading

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Gun Control Huh?

Posted on 01 February 2014

Why gun control? The 2nd Amendment is there to protect the American people from the government. ———————– Continue Reading

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A Better Health Care Plan…

Posted on 12 January 2014

It goes like this:  Take over the free enterprise health care system that has been in place since the beginning of time and give it to the government.  You know, the government that has shown us, time, and time again, how we should trust it, if for nothing else, it’s glowing track record of fiscal […] Continue Reading

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Sad, But Basically True

Posted on 13 December 2013

Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim Terrorists are so quick to commit suicide. Lets have a look at the evidence: - No Christmas - No television - No nude women - No football - No pork chops - No hot dogs - No burgers - No beer - No bacon - Rags for clothes […] Continue Reading

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Guess Who Said These Things

Posted on 13 December 2013

1. I will have the most transparent administration. 2. I have Shovel ready jobs. 3. The IRS is not targeting anyone. 4. If four Americans get killed, it is not optimal. 5. There are going to be bumps in the road. (referring to Libya and Egypt protests/attacks). 6. ObamaCare will be good for America. 7. […] Continue Reading

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2000 Falsely Convicted In 23 Years

Posted on 21 May 2012

By PETE YOST | Associated Press – May 20, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 2,000 people who were falsely convicted of serious crimes have been exonerated in the United States in the past 23 years, according to a new archive compiled at two universities. There is no official record-keeping system for exonerations of convicted […] Continue Reading

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Just say ‘NO’ to Facebook

Posted on 17 May 2012

With its huge personal security risks, employers trying to compel employees to give up their passwords, and the government working to legally gain more frequent access, it’s refreshing to see that some people have common sense. As Facebook grows, millions say, ‘no, thanks’ By Anick Jesdanun – Associated Press Thursday, May 17, 2012 NEW YORK […] Continue Reading

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A History Lesson on Your Social Security Card – Benefits

Posted on 27 April 2012

1934 – 1980 With the  elections just a little over 3 months away you’ll soon be hearing some Democrats running for political office, warning how  the Republicans want to take away the old people’s Social  Security. Just  in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn’t know this it’s easy to check […] Continue Reading

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AP: PG&E pays $70M for deadly San Bruno pipeline blast

Posted on 13 April 2012

AP: “SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has paid $70 million in restitution for the California pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a San Francisco suburb in 2010. San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane announced the city received the payment on Friday in a statement. Ruane says the money will be managed […] Continue Reading

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Paul LePage – Maine’s New Governor

Posted on 11 April 2012

  A friend just sent this to me to introduce Maine’s Governor, Paul LePage. I know nothing about this man but what I read below he does interest me enough to want to know more about him. Do any of you know anything about him?   Sonny   Meet Maine ‘s New Governor —   […] Continue Reading

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AT&T – Fraudulent Business Practices?

Posted on 13 March 2012

In a March 12, 2012 article by an unknown author posted on a local news station’s “Go After ‘Em” section, the following was written: In an article: “Call Kurtis: Using Too Much Data Usage Can Slow You Down” It’s amazing how much smartphones can do these days. But if you do too much online, you […] Continue Reading

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Posted on 11 March 2012

Yahoo sucks!!!? These buttheads obviously think they’re in charge of the internet…  Or will be.  In reality, they come off as internet Gestapo-Nazi’s.  Their site forces people to watch commercials with no way to silence, stop, or pause them.  They allow no downloading of videos, because they apperantly think they own all the content on the […] Continue Reading

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Judge Judy On Freeloaders

Posted on 23 February 2012

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Obama – How Did We Expect Him To Act Responsibly?

Posted on 21 February 2012

Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the […] Continue Reading

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Bad Principles, Destruction Of Our Environment, Government Corruption - Bad Policy


Posted on 13 February 2012

“I WANT TO GET RE-ELECTED”……………..   An old West Virginia Hillbilly saying: “You cannot get the water to clear up until you get the pigs out of the creek.” *SOME OF YOU MAY APPRECIATE THIS AND SOME OF YOU MAY NOT.* *If any other of our presidents had doubled the national debt, which had taken […] Continue Reading

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PG&E Criminal Conduct / Corruption?

Posted on 01 February 2012

Gross Criminal Conduct/Corruption? – PG&E To Charge Customers To Opt Out Of SmartMeters 2012-02-01 An AP article entitled “Customers Can Opt Out Of PG&E SmartMeter Program For A Fee” uncovers a ruling drafted and driven by CPUC President, Michael Peevey to allow the utility to charge customers for the opt-out.  This is nothing short of […] Continue Reading

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CHP Guilty Of Battery and Wrongful Death – Shoot Young Man To Death

Posted on 01 February 2012

Jury: CHP was at fault Pinasco family wins $2M wrongful death civil suit Joey Pinasco was shot to death by two California Highway Patrol officers.Courtesy photo By Jennie Rodriguez-Moore Record Staff Writer February 01, 2012 12:00 AM The family of Joey Pinasco – a 21-year-old shot to death by two California Highway Patrol officers – […] Continue Reading

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10 Reasons U.S. No Longer Land Of The Free

Posted on 31 January 2012

                      “James Madison famously warned that we needed a system that did not depend on the good intentions or motivations of our rulers: ‘If men were angels, no government would be necessary.’ Since 9/11, we have created the very government the framers [of the U.S. […] Continue Reading

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