Guns ? Why we Keep Them

Pretty Amazing!

A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion:
There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin ..
Allow me to restate that number: 600,000!

Over the last several months, Wisconsin ‘s hunters became the eighth largest army in the world.

(That’s more men under arms than in Iran . More than France and Germany combined. )

These men, deployed to the woods of a single American state, Wisconsin, to hunt with firearms,
and NO ONE WAS KILLED.

That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods ofPennsylvania and
Michigan ‘s 700,000 hunters, ALL OF WHOM HAVE RETURNED HOME SAFELY.

Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that the
hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.
And then add in the total number of hunters in the other 46 states.
It’s millions more.

________ The point? _______________________________________
America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower!
Hunting… it’s not just a way to fill the freezer.
It’s a matter of national security.
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That’s why all enemies, foreign and domestic, want to see us disarmed.
Food for thought, when next we consider gun control, whether you agree with it or not.

Overall it’s true, so if we disregard some assumptions that hunters
don’t possess the same skills as soldiers, the question would still remain…
What army of 2 million would want to face 30 million, 40 million, or 50 million armed citizens???
For the sake of our freedom, don’t ever allow gun control or confiscation of guns.

(IF YOU AGREE, AS I DO, PASS IT ON, I FEEL GOOD THAT I HAVE AN ARMY OF MILLIONS WHO WOULD PROTECT OUR LAND AND I SURE DON’T WANT
THE GOVERNMENT TAKING CONTROL OF THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS

Historically the next act of such government is the annihilation of the “dissenting citizens” or anybody that is intellectual or religious.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

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Some Immigration Ideas

This lady has some ideas on immigration reform that most sensible Americans agree with.

She is running against old “Pocahantas” Liz Warren in Massachusetts. Let’s keep an eye on her and see how she does.

https://patch.com/massachusetts/needham/time-fix-our-broken-immigration-system

Mr “Jones” goes to Washington

The act of voting is one that all freedom-loving peoples hold dear to their hearts.  The thing is that it requires an effort on the part of the voter if we are going to keep the process honest.  So much of our news cycle lately has been about the Russians and their supposed collusions, influences, and meddling in our elections, it’s inescapable unless you live in a cave!!

That being said, it is way too simple to do just that.   A few well-placed items on the “news” and papers, some catchy slogans, a false background history [or one hidden from view] and we can end up with a completely inadequate person in an office.   All too painfully evident in the last two national elections. Add in some “Dead Folks” votes, some illegal voters, some ballot machine tampering, some last minute ” just discovered” missing ballots…… Well, we get comedians in the Senate!

The fact is,  in order for the system to work correctly the voters need to be educated as to whom and what the candidates are.  This, unfortunately, falls on the shoulders of primarily the voting public. The candidates nowadays can post on websites,  have town halls, make a speech at a political party event or two, but in essence, this is only a scratch on the surface.   And the fact is that most Americans are just too lazy to do the required work!  I am as guilty as any, especially when life was running a company, family, home, marriage, etc [like most of us].  So, we just lay back, don’t go vote, or just jerk one party handle and say we did the right thing.

Recently I have had the luxury of more time to cruise the websites, the social media pages, and read what some of the candidates are saying.   For example, we have TEN  people who want to be our representative in US Congress in our district.    so how do you sort that lot??   Well, firstly only FIVE even live in the district for more than a year, so that’s a no-brainer,  then, I started reading and watching the posts.   They mostly all have a similar “speech pattern”, espousing all the right talking points, but what I’m interested in are proposed solutions to these issues we all care about.    In that respect, I found this one article extremely telling of the candidate’s ability to grasp the problem and propose solutions.  I’m copying it below……

 

issuesCURING OUR HEALTH CARE WOES

If you don’t ask the right questions, you will always end up with the wrong answers.

Such is the case in our nation’s decade long struggle to address America’s health care woes.  A cornucopia of false assumptions and wrong goals have left us with a law that is failing under its own weight — and a new proposal that puts a band aid on the symptoms but does not attempt to cure the illness.

For decades healthcare costs have been on a constant rise.  In 1980, the average price of a hospital room was an inflation adjusted $368 in 2015 dollars.[1]  Today it is over 3-5 times that.  From 1960 to 2014, healthcare spending per person went from an inflation adjusted $1,176 per person to $9,544.  As a portion of our GDP, healthcare spending has increased from 5% to 17.5% during that same time. [2]   Less esoteric is the fact that unpaid medical bills are the number one cause of personal bankruptcy in the US. [3]

If you don’t ask the right questions, you will always end up with the wrong answers.

There are a number of reasons for the rising costs of health care that include: greater consumer demand, cost of innovation, increased administrative and regulatory costs, lawsuit abuse and Medicare fraud (which alone costs each US household an average $487 per year).[4]

Legislative Malpractice

In an misguided effort to increase access to health care, lawmakers have instead added to the cost of health care by mandating that everyone purchase health insurance.  Even the new plan, which would remove the mandate, still operates from the false assumption that health insurance lowers the cost of health care — when in fact, health insurance increases the cost of heath care.  Sure there are individuals and families whose health insurance has protected them from devastating loss.  And it is wise for each American to at least maintain catastrophic health insurance.  But health insurance companies haven’t built a $660 Billion industry by paying out more than they are taking in.[5]

The goal should be “how do we foster an environment that allows people better accesses to health CARE?”  Instead, much of the focus has been on getting more people on — or by decree mandating — health INSURANCE.  This in spite of studies that suggest more health insurance leads to more health care spending that does not necessarily lead to better health.[6]

In a case of legislative malpractice, our lawmakers failed to diagnose the disease before prescribing the cure.  We failed to ask, “Why is the health care industry failing in a free market?”

We failed to ask, “Why is the health care industry failing in a free market?”

One major reason is that we have all but removed consumer accountability from the industry.  From 1960 to 2014, the portion of US health care expenses paid directly by consumers decreased from 48% to 11%.  Meanwhile, the Government portion of expenses has increased from 24% to 49%. [7]

Because the vast majority of medical care is paid from through third party sources, the patient has little knowledge or interest in the price. [8]  An inquiring patient will often find it difficult, if not impossible, to find the cost of a procedure ahead of time.  This disconnect from medical pricing, leaves patients and care providers no incentive to choose economically efficient methods or service providers. [9]

Curing our Health Care System

In a free market, the ability of a customer to evaluate and compare products and prices is what keeps pricing in check.  Imagine how much a car or truck would cost if the auto industry operated like the health care industry.  Imagine your auto insurance company telling you where you can buy a car — the negotiated price being kept from you until you have agreed to purchase the car.  This is the lunacy we have come to accept as normal in the health care industry.

A good place to start, is returning accountability to the system by requiring service providers to publish their prices.  This would begin to return consumer accountability to the system and restore the patient-care provider relationship.  For many medical services, there is almost as much time spent performing paperwork as is in delivering medical care [10].  Limiting regulation and lawsuit abuse would go far to curb these expenses.

The issues are varied and complicated.  But if we want to provide greater access to health care, focusing on adding more people to the insurance rolls is not the cure.  Adding layers of bureaucracy and mandating unneeded or unwanted services only raise the cost.  We must look at how to bring the cost down and make health CARE more accessible to more people.


*The above article was written by Michael and appeared as a guest column in the Victoria Advocate on March 14, 2017.

 

 

If this rings “true” to you,  I urge you to go to the links below and see the  “rest of the story”  about Michael Cloud,  I did and am impressed.

 

Cloud on Issues

Michaels Videos

Facebook Page – Cloud for Congress

 

 

 

 

College Cheese Curds

Marxism-Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations of American students without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of basic Americanism.

While this is old news to anyone over 40, you commonly find those who are the sad victims of the indoctrination anntd they willingly stick their necks in the noose of “progressive values” as it’s being called today.

When challenged by different opinions or facts that dispell their narrative they follow the “party line” and regress into vitriolic outbursts of name calling and claims of “stupidity” on the part of said differing viewpoint.

What they totally fail to see is they have been played by those powers that benifit from a whole segment of society that blindly follows.

The following statement is noteworthy.

“You are stuck with them. You cannot get rid of them. They are contaminated. They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern. You cannot change their mind even if you expose them to authentic information. Even if you prove that white is white and black is black. You cannot change the basic perception and illogical behavior. In other words, these people, the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible. To rid society of these people you need another twenty or fifteen years to educate a new generation of patriotically-minded and, and common sense people who would be acting in favor and in the interests of United States society.”

-Yuri Bezmenov, KGB Defectore

And wouldn’t he know how to totally subject a people to the will of the “powers” that wish to impoverish and enslave?

Raccoons in the House

I see loads of vitriolic posts by “people” on social media about / in reply to, President Trump. I can’t wrap my head around the overt hatred of a man that gave up such a fabulous lifestyle to be hounded,denegrated, verbally abused, and threatened with DEATH by the very citizens that he is trying to make a better country for.

It is increasingly apparent that certain factions of the populace have been convinced that this nation (AMERICA) is the world’s worst enemy and it simply must be torn apart and discarded. Of course they all went to liberal arts colleges and got thoroughly indoctrinaed in Marxist ideologies.

Like many citizens, I’ve wondered and tried hard to understand why Trump has such a remarkable following. (It’s obvious why he probably should not!) Then a friend sent me this raccoon story. It makes no difference about your political leanings, this is just a good explanation of WHY… (or it’s as good as any I can come up with).

If you really want to know how the majority of people feel? And this applies to both democrats and republicans, read below, it says it all.

You’ve been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately. You call the city, 4 different exterminators, but nobody can handle the job. But there is this one guy and he guarantees you to get rid of them, so you hire him. You don’t care if the guy smells, you don’t care if the guy swears, you don’t care if he’s an alcoholic, you don’t care how many times he’s been married, you don’t care if he voted for Obama, you don’t care if he has a plumber’s crack, you simply want those raccoons gone! You want your problem fixed! He’s the guy. He’s the best. Period !

Here’s why we want Trump, yes he’s a bit of an ass, yes he’s an egomaniac, but we don’t care. The country is a mess because politicians suck, the Republicans and Democrats can be two-faced & gutless, and illegals are everywhere. We want it all fixed! We don’t care that Trump is crude, we don’t care that he insults people, we don’t care that he once was friendly with Hillary, we don’t care that he has changed positions, we don’t care that he’s been married 3 times, we don’t care that he fights with Megyn Kelly and Rosie O’Donnell, we don’t care that he doesn’t know the name of some Muslin terrorist.

This country is weak, bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegals, we are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo, and Hasid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don’t even recognize the country we were born and raised in; “AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED” and Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want.

We’re sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, Republican Party, and sick of illegals. We just want this thing fixed. Trump may not be a saint, but he doesn’t have lobbyist money holding him, he doesn’t have political correctness restraining him, all you know is that he has been very successful, a good negotiator, he has built a lot of things, and he’s also not a politician, he’s not a cowardly politician. And he says he’ll fix it.
And, we believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or looked at and called a liar. Also, we don’t care if the guy has bad hair. We just want those raccoons gone, out of our house, NOW.

You are welcome to pass this on. I feel this is why thousands of people who haven’t voted in 25 years are getting involved.

The raccoons have got to go.

Marching On, and On, and On…..

So the women that are disenfranchized with America decided to march in protest the other day, again.  Didn’t they do this last year, with speeches [more like screeches!] by celebrity types all to the beat of the drum being beaten by Linda Sarsour??  Financed of course by George “the Scourge” Soros.

Fact is, they’ve been “marching” for decades, and seemingly for the same reasons. Since the 1960’s the narrative has been that women have been oppressed and downtrodden in our society.  Apparently, all the protests have been ineffective, contrary to facts of course. There have been many rules and laws enacted to guarantee that one cannot be discriminated against due to one’s sex, too many to mention individually.  But yet…..

So now it is 2018, and almost sixty years later, I for one don’t see what the underlying reason is.   Other than political, unrest for the sake of divisiveness.  DC mall

I watched Owen and a film crew doing a “man on the street”  series of interviews where they mingled with the crowd in NYC Central Park and engaged with “marchers”.  It was entertaining, to say the least, most of the protestors just shouted profanity and no coherent lines of thought, some actually stopped and made statements like, “Trumps a racist”,  or Trump hates women”,  but when Owen stated some facts like “Trump has hired more women in his administration than any POTUS in history”  they just  replied with more profanity.    When they shouted out that Obama was the greatest, Owen reminded them that the economy has enjoyed four quarters of over 3%GDP since 2017, ut 32 straight quartBarryers of under 2% with “Barry”.   To that, they just shouted “LIES” “LIES”    One went so far as to spit on the camera crew and the reporter.   The heated debates over whether the right to murder a fetus were many, and most volatile at times, the vitriol that comes out when you challenge these drones with science, historical facts, and moral logic is simply put. just incomprehensible! Munich

Of course, morality is not at all within the realm of these brainwashed sycophants who blindly follow the chants of the progressive leaders of their “movement”.   The whole point is that we want to be as slutty as we wish, and have the societies taxpayers to foot the bill for it.    I likened it to my love for fast cars,   should the taxpayer be held responsible for my speeding tickets and crashed cars so I can drive as recklessly as I please?

Apparently, the underlying theme worldwide is that all the “inequality” in the world is the direct result of Trump being elected last year…….

 

My former football teammate, high school classmate, and a lifelong friend, Larry Puckett,  posted the following comment on his Facebook wall which he got from a fellow MK, Don Ediger …. 

No. Women. March. In. Hollywood.

Yup, I know I will probably get some guff about posting this, but enough of you have posted pictures of pussy hats, vaginas, every possible curse word morphed into the word Trump that I feel compelled to speak up.

But not one word about a march in Hollywood. Perhaps to the Weinstein Company? Maybe to Meryl Streep’s house? How about a sign protesting Kevin Spacey or Roman Polanski? Or calling out an industry that joked – yes, joked – about being alone in a Harvey Weinstein hotel room. Because they all knew and they all did nothing.

The epicenter of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexually degrading movies. The town that epitomizes degradation not just of women, but human beings.

And. No. One. Showed. Up. To. Protest.

It tells me that the women’s march is more about politics than morality. In the same way the same people looked the other way when they heard the names Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broderick, Monica Lewinsky. The same way they came to Hollywood and sucked up money with a vacuum cleaner and took their pictures with the rapists and harassers and producers.

It is the difference between a march that has morality as its core instead of just same old politics. Just ask Dr. King: YES, he marched against horrible injustice, YES, he sought to hold the politicians accountable. But he was always willing to take the high moral ground and speak truth to power, even if that was his allies. He spoke of racial injustice, but he also spoke to empowerment and individual responsibility.

Most importantly, he believed in prayer. It was at the heart of his Letter from Birmingham Jail: “…what else is there to do when you are alone for days in the dull monotony of a narrow jail cell other than write long letters, think strange thoughts, and pray long prayers?”

THAT is the difference between a morally empowered movement and a political movement. Morality has staying power; politics disappears like the wind….

 

Also missing in large amounts were protests of the treatment of women in Islamic countries and communities. No shouts of rage about female mutilations, beatings, denial of simple rights, raping, etc.   Nowhere was a sign asking for equality for Muslim women…..  Did you see any hijab in the photos? Nope, those women would likely be killed if they exercised the right to “free speech”.  They get killed in “honor killings” even in these United States on a regular basis.      NYCWhere is the screaming protests of the “WOMENS RIGHTS” movement when it comes to the hundreds of girls kidnapped and sold into slavery every year. And those atrocities usually by those same elite politicos that fund and support the “march”???    No mention of millions of women treated like cattle in those “shithole” countries they all railed about not a week ago!!!

Nope, nothing, nada, crickets……….

I CALL B.S. ON THE ENTIRE MOVEMENT   ——  BUNCH OF POLITICAL HYPOCRITES