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   Hollyhock  This is a link to a Newsmax article by Dick Morris about how Dems are trying to do away with the electoral college. I would like to know what people think.

http://www.newsmax.com/Morris/morris-democrats-electoral-col
lege/2014/04/15/id/565661/
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   StormCnter  Democrats have been trying to get rid of the electoral college for many years. Of course, doing so would pass all government control to the big cities. Think New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc. The South and West would just be onlookers, no longer really able to participate. The effort has always failed, and will probably fail again this time.
About an hour ago .

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   Ole buzzard  The border between Oklahoma and Texas largely follows the path of the Red River. By compact between the two states, that border has been agreed to be the south bank of the river. As frequently happens, rivers change course. Now, out of the blue, the BLM has decided to step in and attempt to seize 90,000 acres along 116 miles of the river.

Attorney General Greg Abbott (and gubernatorial candidate ) has told Breitbart Texas that he is prepared to meet the BLM with a Gonzalez Flag.

We clearly have yet another rogue Federal agency here.

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/04/22/Exclusiv
e-Greg-Abbott-to-BLM-Come-and-Take-It
Yesterday at 20:43 EST .

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   Balogreene  As I understand it, 90% of river borders are along the middle of the river. In this part of the country, Maryland owns the Potomac. In any case, rivers change course (look at the Mississippi ). Can you imagine if all states did this? The BLM are an idiot.
Yesterday at 21:24 EST .

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   Hollyhock  I find it suspicious that there are 2 situations close together involving the BLM. Is the BLM a tool of the current administration? Are there more to come? Are the situations orchestrated to cause fear? Are they the ones we have been waiting for?

Where is my tin foil hat?
Yesterday at 21:38 EST .


   Safetydude  Obama said we could not rely on the military for protection and therefore he wants a national police force.

Totalitarian state, maybe? With Obama in charge.



http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials
/041614-697489-many-federal-agencies-hav
e-armed-divisions.htm?p=full
Yesterday at 21:56 EST .

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   Belwhatter  This is getting to be a habit - Obama's army - cause for concern. If any other ranchers are in trouble like this I hope they will get the right minded media to expose the oppressors.
Yesterday at 03:49 EST .




   Coy860  For the past few weeks, it has been almost impossible to read anything on Lucianne.com.
I get numerous pop ups (message from website ) "out of memory at line one" My computer freezes and I must shut down to get rid of it. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Yesterday at 11:37 EST .

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   Coy860  OOPS, sorry I posted this on the main page in error.
Yesterday at 11:47 EST .

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   Belwhatter  Justina Pelletier, the 15 year old girl being wrongly treated and whose parents are restrained form visiting her unless armed guards are in the room!!! now in the sole custody of the Massachusetts child protective[joke]service, is sinking fast according to the latest bulletin from her family. How can this deliberate separation from her medical team at Tufts and her family be allowed to continue? Something evil is afoot - please L Dotters look up her case and pray for divine intervention -
Tuesday at 04:15 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Something evil is afoot alright. I have been watching and reading about this case since last year. A newly minted doctor was awarded a grant by the federal gubmint to study Somataform (sp ). The law says that they are able to experiment on wards of the state. I think they are in too deep and this case needs to be resolved soon before it is too late.

Why won't the gov of either state or congerss people do something??????????? Justina is actually a resident of Connecticut.

I agree Bel, please pray for her.
Yesterday at 14:08 EST .

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   Sunhan65  I will listen. Timber Queen is one of my favorite posters, and her gracious offer to have a discussion through private channels did not fall on deaf ears. I am, however, a bit slow to respond, and a bit more reluctant to correspond, for reasons that are absolutely no reflection on her. She has kindly (and characteristically ) not named me as the poster in her post about Pope Francis's EVANGELLII GAUDIUM below. If I read this page correctly, she has also written an article on this subject, which I will re-read more carefully as soon as I get a chance. If the cold I am currently up late with continues into tomorrow, I will have more time to reflect and respond.

In the meantime, I have a silly question: When I click on your Timber Queen link, it takes me to a page that has a request for thoughts about capMarine for a memorial service in April. Has this service already happened, or is it still possible to forward/post personal thoughts about Cap?
Tuesday at 01:52 EST .

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   Uno  It has often been said that George H.W. Bush's single biggest mistake was saying "Read my lips, no new taxes". The one "big lie" that defeated him the second time around. Today we have the Lyin Hawaiian who hasn't got an honest bone in his body and the MSM doesn't bat an eye! Go figger! Or better yet, you can watch 65 of his greatest whoppers right here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg9m1F8B2_c#t=85
Monday at 20:11 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Maybe should be on the faith wall, but want to get maximum exposure for our TimberQueen
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/62386

Is Pope Francis a Socialist?

(Robin Rohr is the author of “Tea Party: American Revolution 2.0”, a chronicle of the TEA Movement from early 2009 to the 9-12 March on Washington D.C. )
April 20 at 12:07 EST .

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   Timber Queen  An Ldot poster challenged us to read the economic section of Pope Francis' "Evangellii Gaudium" under the charge that the Pontiff is a socialist. I took up that challenge and this is my response. From my study I concluded Francis is not a socialist. He is a Christian. Francis is calling us out of our complacency.
April 20 at 15:10 EST .

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   Timber Queen  An Ldot poster challenged us to read the economic section of Pope Francis' "Evangellii Gaudium" under the charge that the Pontiff is a socialist. I took up that challenge and this is my response. From my study I concluded Francis is not a socialist. He is a Christian. Francis is calling us out of our complacency.
April 20 at 15:10 EST .

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   Timber Queen  An Ldot poster challenged us to read the economic section of Pope Francis' "Evangellii Gaudium" under the charge that the Pontiff is a socialist. I took up that challenge and this is my response. From my study I concluded Francis is not a socialist. He is a Christian. Francis is calling us out of our complacency.
April 20 at 15:10 EST .

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   Timber Queen  An Ldot poster challenged us to read the economic section of Pope Francis' "Evangellii Gaudium" under the charge that the Pontiff is a socialist. I took up that challenge and this is my response. From my study I concluded Francis is not a socialist. He is a Christian. Francis is calling us out of our complacency.
April 20 at 15:11 EST .

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   Gerty  Miss Timber Q---some things bear repetition! :- )
April 20 at 20:02 EST .

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   Phooey  Nope ! Until the Excommunications begin....
I will not listen !
April 20 at 22:43 EST .

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   Belwhatter  Excellent thoughts from Timber Queen -the Pope has the biggest worldwide clout for good. Consider adding Tom Steyer to the list of crony capitalists now that we know he has come between the possibility of forty thousand jobs on the Keystone pipeline and his pet environmental ideology. Amazing what one hundred million dollars will do to gain political allies.
Tuesday at 04:31 EST .

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   Gerty  Happy Easter and Passover to all!
April 20 at 09:02 EST .

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   Attercliffe  Not sure if you can trust your emergency supplies company? Last Saturday I placed an order for a special offer from Emergency Essentials/BePrepared.com. A couple of days ago I received a mass e-mail informing purchasers of an apparent problem with the item we ordered. It said the company was resolving the matter and would be in touch shortly. This is what I received today:

http://link.beprepared.com/view/51c4c3c3b91a7c78894c2ae31jbi
9.48/28dda330


Please take a look. I don't think I've ever encountered anything like this. Order from this place! You can trust 'em! Other Ldotters love this place as much as I do.
April 17 at 18:56 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Ditto, Attercliffe, never had bad service any and all have been terrific quality and helpful reps.
April 17 at 19:49 EST .

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   Safetydude  What is a Lighthouse Lantern and Nomad 7m Solar Panel?

Sounds like something you can get at Nothern Tools, Lowes or Home Depot.
April 17 at 20:44 EST .

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   ScarletPimpernel  OP, we get the catalog from this company; we've never purchased food, however. I gather that you do and you like the quality. Are there items that you particularly recommend to keep on hand? I'm trying to sort out what we should and should not do as it concerns food storage. Thanks, and have a wonderful day!
April 19 at 09:18 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  After 4 hurricanes, I have everything to survive. I don't buy the MRE's but have the freeze dried, solar-oven, water purification, crank-radio, hygiene products, fire starter, etc.
April 19 at 09:45 EST .

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   Rake King  EC, bet you don't have a Gardex Stiff Tine Disaster Clean Up Rake, we're just introducing it May 1st.
April 19 at 15:43 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  RK you will have to let me know, my stuff is 40 yrs old and the Molly Monster digs trenches, I have my leaf rake, garden rake but my back needs a D-4
April 19 at 17:32 EST .

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   Rake King  Flexible tine rakes are for comfortably raking leaves, grass, pruning....light debris. Stiff tine rakes can rake up heavy debris: siding, shingles, drywall pieces, glass. in landscaping: mulch, aeration plugs. any items that flexible tines unload from tines bending backward due to heavy loading. Cast garden rakes are not good for the latter, as they dig into surface and are very hard to pull, and low profile can't hold large loads.

According the Johnny Bench for your aching back you need "Blue Emu". Or, so he says.
April 20 at 08:22 EST .


   Escaped commieny  Sweetpea, I will take the CAT D-4 Dozer, a lot more fun ! Even our little spaniel got a kick out of riding with his Dad clearing the back lot back in our other life up North. My sister and I are professional rock pickers, down here we have to buy rocks ! And don't remind me of picking shingles, after the hurricanes, they all had snakes hiding under them.
April 20 at 12:15 EST .

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   Attercliffe  Scarlet, I began looking into stash foods back when Y2K seemed as if it might be a problem. I learned a great deal--one major lesson is you never know when something will happen. Y2k didn't--but the dot.com bust did and Mr A was laid off three times in fifteen months. Those layoffs (the third one was a l-on-n-g one ) took all our savings to pay the mortgage and utility bills. With the Y2K stash the food/hosuehold supplies bill wasn't so bad, just some milk, fresh bread, etc. Since then I've gradually accumulated a comfortable stash.

1. You must buy only what you will eat. Do you like baking? If not, look for pilot crackers (plain butvery palatable ), dessert items, some MREs. Are you diabetic? Most special freeze-dried food is high in simple carbs (like turkey tetrazzini, stroganoff, etc ). Being diabetic, I supplement the FD foods with canned and shelf-stable foods. (See below about "rotation. )

2. Mountain House freeze-dried food is way out in the lead of best-tasting stash food (source: reviews all over the web! ). Unopened it lasts up to 30-plus years if stored in the right conditions. Use permanent marker to write on tops of cans what they contain--in very high humidity for a long period of time, a label might curl off--not that likely, labels are very well glued on. Keep a separate record of how to prepare various FD foods. Also, BP.com has recipes and recipe books.

Note: I opened up a can of FD sliced strawberries to put in A's breakfast cereal. After opening I put the contents in a ziplock bag--sealed it almost to the end, where it was stopped with a straw, and sucked the air out of it before speedily removing the straw and sealing it shut and returning to its can (the cans arrive with plastic lids for after-opening use ). The strawberries have been on the kitchen counter for months and still taste good. (I sneak one now and then. Okay, two. )

3. The first food we tried was a seafood chowder, probably not the exact name. It was VERY good. I don't remember what else we've tried but I know I've yet to find anything as awful as MREs are reputed to be. Oh, A didn't like reaspberries because of the seeds. I should have reconsituted them first instead of just sprinkling them on top of his cereal, like I do with the strawberries.

4. Rotation--very important. While Mountain House and BP's Provident Pantry line will last past my own sell-by date, you still need to write the expiration date on top and side. It's on the bottom of the can, usually, but in small print. Bigger and bolder permanent marker is better. And, of course, store in oldest-first order. I try to order 6 cans of something as that number fills the cardboard boxes used y BP. Oh--BP is prescient enough to ask if you want plain packaging. You don't want your neighbors to know how much stash
Monday at 14:46 EST .

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   Attercliffe  . . . you have. They might not be prudent and might look to you to give them food if things get bad.

5. Speaking of things getting bad--have you looked at the price of food lately? Of course you have! Wine is a good example--check out the price. We don't drink much at all but Three-Buck Chuck from Trader Joe's might make a good bartering item if TSHTF. Add toilet paper to that. Back to food--peanut butter is going sky high. Peanut butter powder exists at BP! Dried skim milk is another staple. Doesn't taste that great but if you put two or three teaspoons into a cup of coffee it's bearable. At the moment, I'm mixing half powdered milk with whole milk to save a few pennies. Must be a way to improve the taste! FD eggs with different ingredients (ham and pepers in one, e.g. ) are quite good. Most important if you live alone or there's only two of you, be cautious with those foods you won't eat that much--I usually buy #10 cans but sometimes buy the smaller ones.

Bearing in mind the burgeoning world population, long droughts, etc., there's a list of The 10 Fastest Rising Food Prices at

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/10-fastest
-rising-food-prices-082054556.html


You can also find some advice at the BP site:

http://beprepared.com/#default

Escaped commieny and I agree on the quality of BP's service, as you can tell. And there's no better food I know of that will last decades. And, just in case--have you thought where you'll store a bunch of food? Even in a can, the temp needs to be stable as possible. A crawl space or basement might be ideal.

If you'd like further info, feel free to drop me an e-mail. I have a sort of cheap cut-out throwaway address at grebes-60860@mypacks.net
Monday at 14:47 EST .

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   Straitpath  My uncle, Merrill Bunker married my aunt who was from Utah. Bunkerville, Nevada, where the "range war" took place was named after my uncle's family who settled there as pioneers in the 1800's. I spent happy summers in Bunkerville. The sandy Virgin River rubs through the little hamlet. Those farmers and ranchers who lived in Bunkerville when I was there were truly the good people of the earth. Good looking, smart, ethical, spiritual. I don't know the Bundy family and I am not convinced which side I am on, but I do know those people by and large are good people. And they were willing to die for their beliefs last week. My good cousins were there and finished the day sunburned, relieved and joyous. I truly believe we will not regain our lost freedoms without bloodshed.
April 14 at 21:25 EST .

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   Linder  Enjoyed your story of spending summers on the ranch. Whether they are right or wrong I am in awe of this family and other Westerners who stood up to the Federal Government. They are the last of the rugged individual types who made our country great.
April 15 at 11:06 EST .

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