Thursday, December 31, 2009

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"

So well put by Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities.
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
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Success for Teens free download

This looks very helpful for where our family is at right now. The only way to stop the downward spiral in this country is to begin with yourself and work outward. That is our commitment this year.
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Using stories from today's teenagers, SUCCESS for Teens shows you how to create a philosophy of action and attitude, discover what matters most in life, deal with challenges and obstacles, and learn new ways of thinking so you can make the wisest choices at home, school and with your friends.
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A companion guide to the SUCCESS for Teens abridged Audio CD.The workbook will help you fully apply the SUCCESS for Teens principles to your life.You will come to understand that little things do matter, the choices you make are important, and you can make your dreams come true.
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Protesters can carry guns at Alamogordo rallies Saturday

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ALAMOGORDO - Saturday's planned protest of the Obama administration's policies, organized by the Otero Tea Party Patriots, the Alamogordo Second Amendment Task Force and the Sons of Liberty Riders, will proceed as planned.

The Alamogordo Department of Public Safety approved two permits late Wednesday afternoon - one for the Tea Party Patriots and the other for the Second Amendment group.

The permits were filed Monday with the Alamogordo city clerk's office, then forwarded to ADPS for review because, in addition to being billed as a protest against the health care reform bill that the U.S. Senate approved on Christmas Eve, it also was being called an open-carry event.

According to New Mexico law, anyone over the age of 19 is legal to open-carry a holstered firearm. A person can openly carry in most places, except in a bar, jail or prison, a school and other locations.

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Free Book to you for the New Year

How about a free book to help you get started with the New Year. This book uncovers the universal truths behind success, not just monetary success, but success in all areas of life. It is now being offered free for the asking. They want you to pay shipping but it is probably cheaper than driving to the bookstore and back.
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Andrew Carnegie.  In front of a flickering fire, Napoleon Hill,
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

police pay $21,000 to settle open carry lawsuit

$21k, that will help you remain calm when police trample your rights.

The 2nd Amendment was added to allow the people to protect themselves from their government, not so they can go duck hunting. If we allow others to violate this right, then we invite the wrong kind of people to run for office.
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Alamogordo police pay $21,000 to settle open carry lawsuit

As reported in the Alamogordo Daily News today, the Alamogordo, NM Police have paid $21,000 to settle with Matthew A. St. John whom police detained for open carrying a holstered handgun at a movie theater.  This settlement follows a host of settlements by police departments around the country with plaintiffs who were detained by police for openly carrying a holstered handgun, including Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Virginia (see another settlement here), and Georgia.  More cases are still pending in Ohio, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

On September 8, 2009, Federal District Judge Bruce D. Black, issued an order previously examined here, that concluded as a matter of law that Alamogordo police officiers violated Matthew St. John's constitutional rights under the Fourth Amendment because they seized and disarmed him even though there was not "any reason to believe that a crime was afoot."
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police cannot detain people for openly carrying guns

this was a case in New Mexico
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On September 8, 2009, United States District Judge Bruce D. Black of the United States District Court for New Mexico entered summary judgment in a civil case for damages against Alamogordo, NM police officers.  The Judge's straight shootin' message to police:  Leave open carriers alone unless you have "reason to believe that a crime [is] afoot."

In response to a call from theater manager Robert Zigmond, the police entered the movie theater, physically seized Mr. St. John from his seat, took him outside, disarmed him, searched him, obtained personally identifiable information from his wallet, and only allowed him to re-enter the theater after St. John agreed to secure his gun in his vehicle.  Mr. St. John was never suspected of any crime nor issued a summons for violating any law. 

no theater employee ever ordered Mr. St. John to leave.  The police apparently simply decided to act as agents of the movie theater to enforce a private rule of conduct and not to enforce any rule of law.
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need I say more
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"A Right Unexercised is a Right Lost"
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Can you carry a gun openly in New Mexico?

Yes, you can. The 2nd Amendment was written so the people could protect themselves from their government!

A protest, jointly organized by the Otero Tea Party Patriots, the newly formed Alamogordo Second Amendment Task Force and the Sons of Liberty Riders, a national motorcycle rights group that also "fights overbearing government intervention," will be conducted from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the corner of 10th Street and White Sands Boulevard.

Because of the Second Amendment Task Force's involvement, protesters are being encouraged to bring a gun to demonstrate their ability to open carry. It's legal to openly carry a firearm in New Mexico by anyone over the age of 19. A person can openly carry in most places, except in a bar, jail or prison, a school and other places.

"They mentioned carrying firearms (at the protest) and I told them to make sure to put it on the application," Stern said. "Otherwise, people will be calling DPS and (officers) will fly out there with their guns drawn."

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Get Ready 101: Three First Steps to Prepardeness

A good starting point to work on as you learn more.
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Let's assume you are not prepared. Then, let's assume this video gives you three easy first steps. Finally, let's assume you watch all the videos in this series.
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Why Switzerland Has The Lowest Crime Rate In The World

The key to freedom is to be able to have the ability to defend yourself, and if you dont have the tools to do that, then youre going to be at the mercy of whomever wants to put you away.
This is in a very large part due to Switzerland’s unique system of national defence, developed over the centuries.
Instead of a standing, full-time army, the country requires every man to undergo some form of military training for a few days or weeks a year throughout most of their lives.
Between the ages of 21 and 32 men serve as frontline troops. They are given an M-57 assault rifle and 24 rounds of ammunition which they are required to keep at home.

Once discharged, men serve in the Swiss equivalent of the US National Guard, but still have to train occasionally and are given bolt rifles. Women do not have to own firearms, but are encouraged to.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Facebook Privacy Controls Rock!

I like this feature very much and it is easy to set up.

What problem does this feature solve?
People have different groups of friends and interests.  Up until now Facebook didn't really help you control what information you shared with these different groups.

Suppose Network Marketing isn't the only passion in your life.  (What - how could this be?)  Well say you also have other businesses, or maybe a group of friends or family you don't want to share certain updates with.    In the past you could exclude people on a list, but you couldn't really target a specific  list.    This made it really difficult to do any kind of relationship building or sharing of info with people that represented different groups in your life.

Now it is Easy!    Keep reading  for step by step instructions to find out how!

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Residual Income - What is it and How it works

3 other examples at the site.

ADA, Okla., Dec 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Income that accrues after the initial work is completed is described as residual, recurring or passive income. Some call it the commission that keeps on giving. For some, Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. (NYSE: PPD) associates, it might be described as "life saving" or "life savings" income. Pre-Paid Legal associates Albert Lewis, Inger Lemke, Richard DeVasto and Astrid Hricak each offer stories of how such residual income has provided ongoing benefits to them.

Albert Lewis (Chicago, Illinois)

On October 2, 2009, Mr. Lewis suffered a stroke and was hospitalized for 30 days. One thing the former truck driver turned Pre-Paid Legal associate did not have to worry about during his recuperation was income for his family. During his hospital stay, Mr. Lewis received a monthly residual check that amounted to approximately 15 percent of the annual income he once received as a truck driver.

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Good News and Bad News About Christmas Decorations

by Louis Gray
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"Well, there is good news and bad news about my Christmas decorations this year Good news is that I truly out did myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever. Great stories. But two things made me take it down. First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by. Second, a 55 year old lady grabbed the 75 pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn't realize it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy). By the way, she was one of many people who attempted to do that. My yard couldn't take it either. I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up my yard..."
- Louis Gray
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

the 10th

good review of human nature, state and federal power.
It would be foolish to think we can trust the federal government to act in accordance with freedom at all times, any more than we can trust the governments of each state to do so. Just ask the Sioux and the Cherokee. Or Japanese-Americans in 1942.

The best protection for liberty is a stiff and dynamic political competition between the states, and between states and the federal government, that allows for ideas to flourish or die on their merits. In that way, Americans cannot ever become permanently trapped by authoritarianism at any level.

five justices on the Supreme Court are allowed to impose their expansive view of central authority on the entire country, they are just five federal foxes guarding a hen house of 300 million taxpayers.
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Do This and Get Striped Searched at the Airport

Have traces of drugs on a toothbrush ever brought down an airplane? Is there a limit to submission? Jesus where do you stand on this? Maybe you already said through Paul.
2 Cor 11:19-21"Since you sit there in the judgment seat observing all these shenanigans, you can afford to humor an occasional fool who happens along. You have such admirable tolerance for impostors who rob your freedom, rip you off, steal you blind, put you down — even slap your face! I shouldn't admit it to you, but our stomachs aren't strong enough to tolerate that kind of stuff.

What free country ever held on to their rights by not standing up for them and defending them. In America we have the 4rth Amendment only if we use it. And if enough of us don't use it, perverts like these are invited in and will have free reign over us.
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OTTAWA, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A black woman in Ottawa, Canada, claims she was a victim of racial profiling at the city's airport and subjected to a fruitless strip search for drugs.

She told the broadcaster a customs agent told her traces of drugs had been found on her toothbrush and there were several other red flags. They included the fact she booked her tickets at the last minute, traveled for only four days, and she had paid for half the tickets using her credit card.

She said as her four-year-old son was kept in another room, she underwent a naked body cavity examination.

"I was humiliated, I felt powerless, I felt violated, and just think it was a total overuse of power because there was absolutely no reason for them to behave that way with me," she told the CBC.

The Canada Border Services Agency denied it utilizes racial profiling and told the broadcaster it couldn't comment on the allegations because of privacy concerns.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Arizona Pastor on Trial for Beliefs

First, the video clips of the beating that started this case can be found here

Next, he gets papers from the prosecuting attorney that are unbelievable (the clipmarks video I have here explains this).

Then, a week later (today) they drop the charges. They harassed him for since April 2009.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Case thrown out!!!

I just got a call from my husband. At the hearing today, the case against him was thrown out with prejudice. This means there will not be a trial tomorrow, and he is not guilty of the two traffic-related misdemeanors he was accused of. More details soon.
Thank you to all who prayed!
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Slow Economy Forces God to Layoff Angels!

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Fewer deaths during a recession

The death rate went down as unemployment rose - a lesson for companies: overworked employees can be bad for business.

(Fortune Magazine) -- Profits are down at Hillenbrand, America's largest maker of caskets.

As we grind through the longest recession in 75 years, Americans across the land are not dropping like flies. In fact, there's a virtual epidemic of people not dying.

This rise in the living was predictable. The truth, little known but well documented, is that death rates decline and healthy living habits improve in tough economic times.

Extensive research by Christopher J. Ruhm, an economist at the University of North Carolina, shows that a one-percentage-point rise in the unemployment rate reduces the death rate by 0.5%. Those are U.S. results, but other studies show the same effect in Spain, Germany, and the 23 OECD countries in aggregate.

People live longer in recessions mainly because
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Save time and money with Holiday Gift Cards

Save time and money with Holiday Gift Cards

Ok, here is a collection of deals on gift cards and certificates all in one place to make your shopping a little easier. You got to love what Douglas Noel Adams said,

"A computer terminal is not some clunky old television with a typewriter in front of it. It is an interface where the mind and body can connect with the universe and move bits of it about."

Apply this to shopping during the holidays and you can see how this is so true. Stack all your favorite stores on your desk at home. Avoid the madness out there while you sip your coffee and listen to your favorite Christmas tunes.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good day!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's an Obsession...

it is nearly an obsession for myself. I had to post this.
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The Connecticut personal-injury lawyer cracked three vertebrae when he slipped during a race last December. He pulled a hamstring in Tampa two months later, and again in Mississippi a week after that. He nearly passed out in the parched hills of South Dakota in August, finishing last by two hours. In October, he got lost in the woods of Indiana when organizers cleared away the markers. "It's an obsession," he says. "No different than gambling, drinking or doing drugs."

Mr. DeFronzo is part of a proud subculture of self-styled "mega marathoners," people who run hundreds of the 26.2-mile races. Three Germans, a Finn and a Japanese woman are known to have clocked more than 1,000 marathons apiece -- that is 26,200 miles, about 1,300 miles more than the circumference of the earth. The record holder, 74-year-old Horst Preisler, has run 1,636 marathons.

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Legal Service Plans Can Benefit Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Davis Miles is also the provider law firm for Albuquerque.
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ADA, Okla., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As the foreclosure crisis in the U.S. expands, along with a rising unemployment rate now at 10 percent, one thing has become all too clear: homeowners who are in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure need access to affordable professional legal services. Yet, at the time that many homeowners most need legal counsel, to understand their rights, obligations and options, they are least able to afford these vital services. By some estimates, 3.4 million households will receive a foreclosure notice this year and 2010 may set another record in foreclosures and homes lost.

Davis Miles
has organized a comprehensive platform of activities to assist PPD members
The firm has developed a special loan modification program which is communicated through free local market seminars
on the firm's website and on a weekly radio program broadcast on KFNN on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Sights are set on rise in Pre-Paid Legal’s era

With the stock market and housing in decline, some people are wondering where they can invest their money. How about investing in yourself? How about starting a small business, a part time venture and see what you are made of? See if you can double or triple your investment in 6 months. The risks are minimal and limited, but the benefits are endless.
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"They need our services more now than at any other time. Foreclosures are at record highs, and, in fact, we’re told in 2010 and 2011, more than 50 percent of mortgages will be under water. Those people will need lawyers.”

Published: November 15, 2009

ADA — The economy is still in the doldrums, people are losing their jobs — and conditions couldn’t be better for Ada-based Pre-Paid Legal.

"It’s just our business model,” Stonecipher said. "We’ve reported positive net income for the past 10 years.
Pre-Paid members are already getting good use of their service, consulting with attorneys about foreclosures and having a better shot at working out an agreement to keep their homes.

"A lot of people who get into this situation can’t afford $300 to $500 an hour,” Stonecipher said. "But with Pre-Paid, they get unlimited access.”

programs designed to help small businesses deal with unions and debt collection.
when the economy recovers, Pre-Paid is in good position to do even better
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Founding Fathers Risin from the Dead

Excellent explanations of our Constitution in light of today's issues.
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8:00 AM - Violations of the Constitution's Tax clauses (i.e.,
the "Income Tax" fraud)

1:30 PM - Violation of the "Natural Born Citizen" clause
(i.e., Obama's unknown citizenship status)

SUNDAY, NOV. 15   
8:00 AM - Violations of the War Powers clauses (i.e., U.S.
military actions without any declaration of war)
1:30 PM - Violations of the Constitution's Privacy Clauses
(i.e., warrantless searches, U.S. spying on citizens, etc.)

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