Military Wisdom from my dear old Dad

Military Wisdom

"If the enemy is in range, so are you." — Infantry Journal

"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed." — US Air Force Manual

"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword, obviously never encountered automatic weapons." — General MacArthur 

"You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me." — U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.

"Tracers work both ways." — U.S. Army Ordnance Manual

"Five second fuses only last three seconds." — Infantry Journal

The three most useless things in aviation are: Fuel in the bowser; Runway behind you; and Air above you. — Basic Flight Training Manual

"Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once." — Maritime Ops Manual

"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do." — Unknown Marine Recruit

"If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him." — USAF Ammo Troop

"You've never been lost until you"ve been lost at Mach 3." — Paul F. Crickmore (SR71 test pilot)

"The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire." —Unknown Author

"If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage it has to be a helicopter — and therefore, unsafe." — Fixed Wing Pilot

"When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane, you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash." — Multi-Engine Training Manual

"Without ammunition, the USAF is just an expensive flying club." — Unknown Author

"If you hear me yell; 'Eject, Eject, Eject!,' the last two will be echos. If you stop to ask 'Why?' you"ll be talking to yourself, because you're the pilot." — Pre-flight Briefing from a 104 Pilot

"What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; but If ATC screws up, .... the pilot dies." — Sign over Control Tower Door

"Never trade luck for skill." — Unknown

"Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight." — Basic Flight Training Manual

"Mankind has a perfect record in aviation — we have never left one up there!" — Unknown

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it." — Emergency Checklist

"The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you." — Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot)

"There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime." — Sign over Squadron Ops Desk at Davis-Montham AFB, AZ

"If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to." — Sign over Carrier Group Operations Desk

"You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal." — Lead-in Fighter Training Manual

As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives. The rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks, "What happened?" The pilot"s reply: "I don't know, I just got here."


A pretty little girl named Suzy was standing on the sidewalk in front of her home. Next to her was a basket containing a number tiny creatures; in her hand was a sign announcing FREE KITTENS.

Suddenly a line of big black cars pulled up beside her. Out of the lead car stepped a tall, grinning man.

"Hi there, little girl, I'm President Obama. What do you have in the basket?" he asked.

"Kittens," little Suzy said.

"How old are they?" asked Obama.

Suzy replied, "They're so young, their eyes aren't even open yet."

"And what kind of kittens are they?"

"Democrats," answered Suzy with a smile.

Obama was delighted. As soon as he returned to his car, he called his PR chief and told him about the little girl and the kittens.

Recognizing the perfect photo op, the two men agreed that the president should return the next day, and, in front of the assembled media, have the girl talk about her discerning kittens.

So the next day, Suzy was again standing on the sidewalk with her basket of "FREE KITTENS" when another motorcade pulled up, this time followed by vans from ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN.

Cameras and audio equipment were quickly set up, then Obama got out of his limo and walked over to little Suzy.

"Hello, again," he said, "I'd love it if you would tell all my friends out there what kind of kittens you're giving away."

"Yes sir," Suzy said. "They're Republicans."
Taken by surprise, the president stammered, "But... but... yesterday, you told me they were DEMOCRATS."
Little Suzy smiled and said, "I know. But today, they have their eyes open."



Ozone  created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh  largest country in the world,  Mexifornia, formerly known as  California

White  minorities still trying to have English recognized as Mexifornia's third  language. 

Spotted  Owl plague threatens northwestern United States  crops and  livestock. 

Baby  conceived naturally! Scientists  stumped. 

Couple  petitions court to reinstate heterosexual  marriage.

Iran  still closed off; physicists estimate it will take at least 10 more years  before radioactivity decreases to safe  levels. 

France   pleads for global help after being taken over by   Jamaica.  No other country comes forward to help the beleaguered  nation! 

Castro  finally dies at age 112; Cuban cigars can now be imported legally, but  President Chelsea Clinton has banned all  smoking.


George  Z.. Bush says he will run for President in  2036. 


 Postal  Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces mail  delivery to Wednesdays only. 

85-year  $75.8 billion study: Diet and exercise is the key to weight  loss. 

Average  weight of Americans drops to 250  lbs. 

Global  cooling blamed for citrus crop failure for third consecutive year in Mexifornia  and Floruba. 

Japanese  scientists have created a camera with such a fast shutter speed they now  can photograph a woman with her mouth shut. 

Abortion  clinics now available in every 
High School in   United States .    

Senate  still blocking drilling in ANWR even though gas is selling for 4532 Pesos  per liter and gas stations are only open on Tuesdays and  Fridays. 

Massachusetts executes  last remaining conservative. 

Supreme  Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil  rights.

A  Couple Finally Had Sexual Harmony,

They  Had simultaneous Headaches..

Average  height of NBA players is now nine feet seven inches  with
Only  3 illegitimate children..  

New  federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, fly swatters  and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January  2030.. 

IRS  sets lowest tax rate at 75  percent.. 

Floruba  voters still having trouble with voting  machines. 

Now,  send this to whomever you want and as many as you want, then, guess  what....NOTHING will happen. No miracles, no money, absolutely nothing,  except you might make someone smile or be very very  scared.

I  Love This Country! 

It's  The Government That Scares Me!

About Michelle : Written by Dr. Paul L. Williams

"In my own life in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much," she said. "See, that's why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service, "...
Michelle Obama

No, Michele Obama does not get paid to serve as the First Lady and she doesn't perform any official duties. But this hasn't deterred her from hiring an unprecedented number of sta! ffers to cater to her every whim and to satisfy her every request in the midst of the Great Recession.

Just think, Mary Lincoln was taken to task for purchasing china for the White House during the Civil War. And Mamie Eisenhower had to shell out the salary for her personal secretary from her husband's salary.

Total Personal Staff members for other first ladies paid by taxpayers: (that would be you)

Mamie Eisenhower: One-- paid for personally out of President's salary.

Jackie Kennedy: One

Roseline Carter: One

Barbara Bush: One

Hilary Clinton: Three

Laura Bush: One

Michele Obama: Twenty-two

How things have changed! If you're one of the tens of millions of Americans facing certain destitution, earning less than subsistence wages stocking the shelves at Wal-Mart or serving up McDonald cheeseburgers, prepare to scream and then come to realize that the benefit package for these servants of Ms. Michelle are the same as members of the national security and defense departments and the bill for these assorted lackeys is paid by YOU,
John Q.Public.

Michele Obama's personal staff:

One.. $172,200 - Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)

Two.. $140,000 - Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of
Policy And Projects For The First Lady)

Three.. $113,000 - Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House
Social Secretary
for Mrs. Obama)

Four.. $102,000 - Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications
for ! the First Lady)

Five.. $100,000 - Winter, Melissa (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First


Six.. $90,000 - Medina , David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)

Seven.. $84,000 - Lilyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)

Eight.. $75,000 - Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)

Nine.. $70,000 - Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Project for the First Lady)

Ten.. $65,000 - Burnough, Erinn (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)

Eleven.. $64,000 - Reinstein, Joseph B.(Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)

Twelve... $62,000 - Goodman, Jennifer R.! (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First

Thirteen.. $60,000 Fitz, Alan O.(Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)

Fourteen.. $57,500 - Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)

Fifteen.... $52,500 - Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary To The First Lady)

Sixteen... $50,000 - Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide To The First Lady)

Seventeen.. $45,000 - Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)

Eighteen.. $43,000 - Tubman, Samanth a (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)

Nineteen.. $40,000 - Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)

Twenty... $36,000 - Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secreta! ry)

Twenty-One.. $35,000 - Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)

Twenty-Two.. $35,000 - Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)

Total.. $1,591,200 in annual salaries (paid by you, the taxpayer)

There has NEVER been anyone in the White House at any time who has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First Lady's social life.

One wonders why she needs so much help, at taxpayer expense.

Note: This does not include makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, and "First Hairstylist" Johnny Wright, 31, both of whom traveled aboard Air Force One to Europe .

Copyright 2009 Canada Free

Yes, I know, The Canadian Free Press had to publish this, perhaps because America no longer has a free press and the USA media is too scared that they might be considered racist or suffer at the hands of Obama.

Sorry America !


This has to be the email forward of the year!  Please take a few minutes to read and absorb just what this woman had to say, and then hopefully everyone will pass it to their entire mailing list, and theirs to theirs until it circles the nation!  Time is short and arrogance, stupidity and ignorance abound...

The following letter read on Glenn Beck's show, is rapidly circulating around the country. Americans everywhere identify with this 53-year-old woman. She has given us a voice Once you read this, you will want to forward it to all of your friends...

GLENN BECK: I got a letter from a woman in Arizona . She writes an open letter to our nation's leadership:

"I am a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me.   Instead, we are burdened with Congressional Dukes and Duchesses who think they know better than the citizens they are supposed to represent.
There must be someone. Please tell me who you are Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you're willing to fight for our Constitutionas it was written. Please stand up now. 
You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would feel so horribly disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut-job am I? Well, these briefly are the views and issues for which I seek   representation

Oneillegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels.. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution.  
 P.S., I'm not a racist. This is not to be confused with legal immigration.

Two, the STIMULUS bill. I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you No, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.

Three: Czars. I want the circumvention of our constitutional checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution, and honor it.

Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There are many conflicting opinions and it is too soon for this radical legislation. Quit throwing our nation into politically-correct quicksand.

Five, universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision that will burden me, my children, and grandchildren. Don't you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night without even reading it. Slow down!  Fix only what is broken -- we have the best health care system in the world -- and test any new program in one or two states first.

Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty  fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. More is not better! Shrink it down. Mind your own business.  You have enough to take care of with your real [Constitutional] obligations Why don't you start there.

Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes -- how did they pull that one off?  Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census with our taxpayer money. I don't trust them with any of our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.

Eight, redistribution of wealthNo, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs -- and that is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person! Why do you want me to hate my employers? And what do you have against shareholders making a profit?

Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.

Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Every company must sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we'll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. (Have you ever ripped off a Band-Aid?) We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.

Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let's have it. Let's say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk.. Please stop trying to manipulate and appease me with clever wording.. I am not the idiot you obviously take me forStop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.

Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now.
Take a breath. Listen to the people. Slow down and get some input from nonpoliticians and experts on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed-reading our bills into law. I am not an activist.. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent.. I work. I'm busy.  I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.

I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. 
It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is needless urgency and recklessness in all of your recent spending of our tax dollars.

From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on bringing our concerns to Washington . Our president often knows all the right buzzwords like unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don't want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we're morons.

We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants doneYou work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented.. You think we're so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work, pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone... and we are now looking at you

You have awakened us, the patriotic freedom spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. 
We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn't ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us who will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.

Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this.. We don't care. Political parties are meaningless to us Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution, and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them.. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you.
If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be one by one.  
 We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent?  
 Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming."

A Perfect Storm for Summer Riots? Read this Letter from a Friend..

Everyone is counting us out. Predicting our doom. "Downfall of the American empire". Are they right? This forth of July I watched the fireworks and and of the men and women who died for a fresh start. Will this expe riment end on our watch? I know the urge to cut and run is there. I'm making plans myself just in case I am the only one to feel this way. But I will stand and defend my ground. Not only from the thugs, but also the war of words and destructive critics who think they have a moral superiority to justify throwing this baby out with the bathwater. Who will stand with me? Who else is willing to sacrifice a little of their windfall and bounty to ensure any revolution is velvet, if at all. Any other way will lead to a real dictator. As history shows. A dictator to dwarf the paper monsters we have made of the leaders we have now. Those would inadvertently introduce fire straight from the frying pan. It ain't me. So I ask again, who will stand with me? For justice. For peace.  For order. For rationality. For the preservation of the union. We were one of the few countries which resisted communism and fascism during the last lesson recession. And we will do it again. If only to be ready for what those two "solutions" will bring to those who weren't so lucky to be born on these shores. Who's with me?

 So what's different since 1992's riots:
Evicted homeowners
INS crack down
Gas isn't $1.30 a gallon
Children of privilege with their Che Guevara shirts
Funk from 911
Stolen election
Real enemies with 200 matches on a Santa ana morning.
Social security is broken.
Meaning if it doesn't get fixed young people will and are currently paying for the old. Not the old taking from their own payments. They are paying for others and no one will pay them back when they retire. Which is never.

What to prepare just in case
   cb radio and or walkie talkie is same?
   Edible plants & berries in California, Mexico and north America print out all
   How to build a log cabin/ masonry adobe. Mix: sand and straw for stonework. Lol.
   Farming small scale, hydroponics etc
   Preserves and canning
   Well making; hand pump type?
   Survival in the wild
   Hunting/trapping books (buy a bow)
   First aid and medical books (herbal?)
   Windmill or watermill construction
To prepare
   Seeds: how long do they last? Organic
   Boardgames cards chess frisbee
   Rubber bullets, slugs, lead free rounds for hunting, Arrows are reusable! Bullets and paintballs for stunning birds will run out.
   Tubing for syphoning gas in emergency. Handpump optional
   Nets for birds
   My trap from Rick. Metal squirrel trap from hardware store home depot or osh more likely.
   A small handgun

from or others:
   Hunting rifles scopes
   Fishing poles
   Hunting knives
   Axe, splitter-axe chainsaw bowsaw
   Shovel for in hill construction. Living moss roof placed over plastic sheeting for warmth. One plexiglass sheet for sunroof is optional for best lighting.
   Dogs: two hunting dogs trained for birdhunting.
   Chickens. Ducks. Turkey. Sheep. (later pigs, goats)

   Take up judo or jujitsu small arms training.
   Heal ones self emotionally (vision quest to scout areas by foot or bicycle). in case you need to help others in a leadership way. People don't respect weakness no matter how ahead of the curve one is. Or in need of a person of good logic and problem solving ability.
   Work on a farm
   Go fishing. How to make fire. Small stone flint lasts for years.
   Potatoes and rice
   Woodworking job or class, carpentry
   Work with log cabin construction
   Class on hunting / edu-vacations on all above. Including sheep, livestock etc.
   Join the boy scouts or volunteer.

Bigger plans:
  Shortwave gear
  Windmill or watermill on the cheap see the old style windmills using flat boards. Solar panels for 12 or 24 volt systems. Batteries? Two or four. Bicycle generator. Jimmy or reverend gadget.
  Group of good folk to go with. All on motorcycle in a pack. Buy all wheel drive subaru or other truck? Or wagon with air shocks adjustable.

Where to fall back to in case your area sees no check to the chaos?
   Note: all countries will hate us as we caused this recession or depression if any. Possible locations to fall back on are below, but note: you must organize and defend your neighborhood first. Those fireworks on the fourth are a reminder from our forefathers that this whole experiment better not fail on our watch.  Dig it? Defend justice and order for a little while and then you can go back to stem cell research and opera if it even exists after this. Your choice. Me? I like opera and just discovered James brown for cripes sake. "Papa don't take no lip!

I'm ready. I can dig scrapping...

I don't know karate, but I know karazy."

Wanna sit and say we deserve this? there will be no place left to come back to for most of our arm chair critics. And insurance does not cover social insurrection so maybe that will motivate you. Look, there are only 15% troublemakers on average in most areas. If organized and acting as a team, ahead of time, we can prevent a repeat of 1992. Each one of you may want to have a group of 5-10 men who prepare for security and 10-20 women and men to learn first aid and other arts like starting hydroponic gardens at home and in backyards, now. Fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, and a chicken or two like I hear in east LA would crack me up. The women can go door to door at the beginning of the riots informing all that we have a plan and need help while the men block off all but one or two entrances for each four by four block area. 10-20 pre-made wooden sawhorse roadblocks may do if we can't agree ahead of time to pay for any volunteered cars lost or damage to the bodywork. If so, older cars will be needed (tanks syphoned empty at some point) and two armed men at each location wearing pre-made or bought security t shirts. Two other men as backup or to assist. Perhaps one half block away from western as many gun toting thugs will use western avenue and perhaps Wilton. I recommend rubber bullets and mace to defend the shops from looter. Yes. This will discourage others from joining in and will prevent the entire repeat of 1992. And better our rubber than the korean shop owner's hot lead. Alternating rounds: Rubber then lead for up to 5 warning shots in each clip.
 We must secure the gas station on at Andrews and Beverly for environental reasons as well as the fact that many of us will be half full or less on the day we need. ( keep yours full when you reach half way for the next year) and keep cool. We live in interesting times.

To buy now: four seperate 500 feet of reinforced garden hose to be used at the hydrants with $10 , 2.5" to 1" hydrant adapters. Test pipe wrench can open hydrant or need tighter fit with very long fixed wrench. What is the official minimum wrench length? I would say the third group on fire patrol should be trained in advance as volunteer firemen. And the most likely places for fire will be along western and Beverly then third street and finally Wiltern. Water should be available in the beginning and though-out despite all except if foreign or homegrown antagonists join in to use this time to try and Dresden this city. Let's hope it doesn't happen after an earthquake on a Santa Ana wind kind of weather pattern. Remember one fire in San Diego? How about 500 fires set intentionally while earthquake-ed gas lines and looters triple that. It might explain why insurance companies have started demanding homeowners fireproof their entire properties last month in LA.

Deep fallback plans:
  Mexico: gringo revenge
  Guatemala gringo on sale
  Kern county remote? Far to build now? Pay someone to build it.
  Yosemite too remote?
  Above Santa barbara too.
  Europe? Languages??

What Obama's speech means for policymakers

The president pitches a long list of initiatives in the State of the Union. The economy and job creation top his priorities.

Reporting from Washington - In his State of the Union speech, President Obama spooled out a long list of proposals to lift the economy, create jobs and carry out his broader policy agenda. Some of the ideas are new; others had been announced. The following is a summary of the initiatives cited in the speech and where they stand:

The economy and jobs

* To ease unemployment, Obama urged Congress to pass a jobs bill. The House narrowly passed a $174-billion measure in December, but the Senate has yet to act. The bill is one of Obama's main vehicles for jump-starting employment, which is the centerpiece of his 2010 agenda.

* Obama proposed routing $30 billion to community banks so they can lend to small businesses. The money would come from repaid bailout funds from the financial sector, and congressional approval would be required. Even after the bailout of the banking industry, small businesses contended that credit dried up, making it difficult to operate. The speech was the first time Obama attached a specific dollar amount to the planned redirection of bailout funds. The White House said it would release more details in the coming weeks.

* Obama announced a National Export Initiative meant to help farmers and small businesses tap overseas markets, with increased funding for export marketing programs. Overall, Obama wants to double U.S. exports over the next five years, an ambitious goal last achieved in the 1970s. He suggested that his administration would work on forging trade pacts to open more markets, especially in fast-growing Asia. But key members of his party have balked at passing free-trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama -- three nations that he referred to by name in his speech.

* Obama mentioned a 10-year fee on large banks to recoup taxpayer money that was spent to bail out the financial sector. He formally introduced the fee Jan. 14, and he intends to incorporate it in the 2011 federal budget, which he'll release Monday. With the public deeply unhappy about Wall Street bonuses, Obama is using the fee in part to try to assuage concerns that he is too cozy with the banking establishment.

Middle-class aid

* Obama rolled out a package of measures aimed at easing the financial burdens of middle-class families feeling pressed by the economy. Before the State of the Union address, aides previewed these steps, which include curbing borrowing costs for student loans; increasing the child-care tax credit; setting up automatic IRAs for workers; and ramping up refinancing programs to make home ownership less costly. The White House would not disclose the cost, saying that number will be included in the 2011 budget released next week.

Also on the to-do list

* Obama renewed a pitch for a "comprehensive energy and climate bill" -- code words for a bill that carries a carbon cap -- as a mechanism to spur clean-energy job creation. He also called for new nuclear plants, clean coal development and offshore oil and gas drilling -- sweeteners that Senate Republicans are demanding before they'll consider a climate change bill.

* Obama, for the first time, put a timetable of this year for overturning "don't ask, don't tell," the 1993 law prohibiting gays from serving openly in the military. Reversing the policy was an Obama campaign promise and priority for liberal Democrats.

At a congressional hearing Tuesday, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will outline steps the Pentagon is taking to prepare for a change in the law. Gates will not present a legislative proposal but will explain how the Pentagon intends to advise Congress on changing the law and how the department will try to anticipate unintended consequences of a policy change. Although some in the military remain skeptical of allowing gays to serve openly, defense officials insist the top brass want to make sure the commander in chief's will is carried out.

Jim Tankersley and Julian E. Barnes in the Washington bureau contributed to this report.

An Indianapolis doctor's letter to Sen. Bayh about the Heath Care Bil

An Indianapolis doctor's letter to Sen. Bayh about the Bill (Note:  Dr. Stephen E. Frazer, MD practices as an anesthesiologist in Indianapolis , IN )

Here is a letter I sent to Senator Bayh. Feel free to copy it and send it around to all other representatives. -- Stephen Fraser

Senator Bayh,
As a practicing physician I have major concerns with the health care bill before Congress. I actually have read the bill and am shocked by the brazenness of the government's proposed involvement in the patient-physician relationship. The very idea that the government will dictate and ration patient care is dangerous and certainly not helpful in designing a health care system that works for all. Every physician I work with agrees that we need to fix our health care system, but the proposed bills currently making their way through congress will be a disaster if passed.
I ask you respectfully and as a patriotic American to look at the following troubling lines that I have read in the bill. You cannot possibly believe that these proposals are in the best interests of the country and our fellow citizens...

Page 22 of the HC Bill:  Mandates that the Govt will audit books of all employers that self-insure!!

Page 30 Sec 123 of HC bill:   THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get.

Page 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!
Page 42 of HC Bill:  The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC benefits for you. You have no choice!

Page 50 Section 152 in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALL non-US citizens, illegal or otherwise.

Page 58 HC Bill:  Govt will have real-time access to individuals' finances & a 'National ID Health card' will be issued!

Page 59 HC Bill lines 21-24:  Govt will have direct access to your bank accounts for elective funds transfer.
Page 65 Sec 164: Is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in unions & community organizations: (ACORN).

Page 84 Sec 203 HC bill: Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans in the 'Exchange.'
Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill:  Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans--The Govt will ration your health care!
Page 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill: Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services.  (Translation: illegal aliens.)
Page 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18: The Govt will use groups (i.e. ACORN & Americorps to sign up individuals for Govt HC plan.

Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans. (AARP members - your health care WILL be rationed!)

Page 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill:  Medicaid eligible individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. ( No choice.)

Page 12 4 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Govt monopoly.

Page 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill: Doctors/American Medical Association - The Govt will tell YOU what salary you can make.

Page 145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUST auto-enroll employees into public option plan. (NO choice!)

Page 126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay for HC for part-time employees AND their families.  (Employees shouldn't get excited about this as employers will be forced to reduce its work force, benefits, and wages/salaries to cover such a huge expense.)

Page 149 Lines 16-24: ANY Employer with payroll 401k & above who does not provide public option will pay 8% tax on all payroll!  (See the last comment in parenthesis.)

Page 150 Lines 9-13:A business with payroll between $251K & $401K who doesn't provide public option will pay 2-6% tax on all payroll.
Page 167 Lines 18-23: ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable HC according to Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income.

Page 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill: Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay. 
Aliens, legal or illegal will be exempt, please note.)

Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of the GOVT HC Admin..  will have access to ALL Americans' finances and personal records.
Page 203 Line 14-15 HC: "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax."  (Yes, it really says that!)

Page 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill: Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid Seniors.  (Low-income and the poor are affected.)

Page 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill: Doctors: It doesn't matter what specialty you have trained yourself in -- you will all be paid the same! (Just TRY to tell me that's not Socialism!)

Page 253 Line 10-18: The Govt sets the value of a doctor's time, profession, judgment, etc.  (Literally -- the value of humans.)

Page 265 Sec 1131: The Govt mandates and controls productivity for "private" HC industries.
Page 268 Sec 1141: The federal Govt regulates the rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs.
Page 272 SEC. 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS - Cancer patients - welcome to rationing!
Page 280 Sec 1151: The Govt will penalize hospitals for whatever the Govt deems preventable (i.e... re-admissions).

Page 298 Lines 9-11: Doctors: If you treat a patient during initial admission that results in a re-admission -- the Govt will penalize you.
Page 317 L 13-20: PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. (The Govt tells doctors what and how much they can own!)
Page 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion. (The Govt is mandating that hospitals cannot expand.)

Page 321 2-13: Hospitals have the opportunity to apply for exception BUT community input is required.  (Can you say ACORN?)
Page 335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339: The Govt mandates establishment of 2 outcome-based measures. (HC the way they want -- rationing.)

Page 341 Lines 3-9: The Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advance Plans, HMOs, etc.  (Forcing people into the Govt plan)
Page 354 Sec 1177: The Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of 'special needs people!'   Unbelievable!
Page 379 Sec 1191: The Govt creates more bureaucracy via a "Tele-Health Advisory Committee."  (Can you say HC by phone?)
Page 425 Lines 4-12: The Govt mandates "Advance-Care Planning Consult."  (Think senior citizens end-of-life patients.)
Page 425 Lines 17-19: The Govt will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc.  (And it's mandatory!)

Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: The Govt provides an "approved" list of end-of-life resources; guiding you in death. (Also called 'assisted suicide.')
Page 427 Lines 15-24: The Govt mandates a program for orders on "end-of-life."  (The Govt has a say in how your life ends!)
Page 429 Lines 1-9: An "advanced-care planning consultant" will be used frequently as a patient's health deteriorates.
Page 429 Lines 10-12: An "advanced care consultation" may include an ORDER for end-of-life plans.  (AN ORDER TO DIE FROM THE GOVERNMENT?!?)

Page 429 Lines 13-25: The GOVT will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.  (I wouldn't want to stand before God after getting paid for THAT job!)  

Page 430 Lines 11-15: The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end-of-life!  (Again -- no choice!)
Page 469: Community-Based Home Medical Services = Non-Profit Organizations.  (Hello?  ACORN Medical Services here!?!)
Page 489 Sec 1308: The Govt will cover marriage and family therapy.  (Which means Govt will insert itself into your marriage even.)

Page 494-498: Govt will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, and rationing those services.

Senator, I guarantee that I personally will do everything possible to inform patients and my fellow physicians about the dangers of the proposed bills you and your colleagues are debating.
Furthermore, if you vote for a bill that enforces socialized medicine on the country and destroys the doctor-patient relationship, I will do everything in my power to make sure you lose your job in the next election.
Stephen E. Fraser, MD

Dear Reader,
  I urge you to use the power that you were born with (and the power that may soon be taken away) and circulate this email to as many people as you can reach. The Power of the People can stop this from happening to us, our parents, our grandparents, our children, and to following generations.