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Rats are overtaking St. Clair shores. A proposal by the council is to put a $5 bounty per rat. Good money making endeavor. I’m sure there will be many ingenious ways (and some illegal) in bagging the poor little critters. But the better idea is in the comments (3rd one down from last check). Between the bounty on rats or liberals, citizens could make much more money on liberals. Why you ask? Because rats are smart enough to be quiet and hide. Looks like a win-win for St. Clair and Michigan.

San Fransico. Where the hippie movement took hold. Land of Pelosi and Feinstein. Where you have the right to walk around in public neckid…as long as you don’t touch your privates. Home of the homosexual elites. And the home of the Golden Gate Bridge. An engineering marvel in its own right with blood all over its soul. That’s right; it kills people on a regular basis, just by existing. But help is on the way. The board has approved a 76 million dollar net (50 million paid by us) to stop the suicides. A board member was heard saying that “..if the net saves but one life, then it was worth the cost”. I don’t know about all that.

Now the article talks about those being caught trying to jump, for the most part, decide not to try suicide again. Really? Were they given over to mental health institutions and cured? And this cop talks about as soon as they climb to the other side of the 4 foot barrier, it is like having a gun to their head that is cocked and ready to pull the trigger. Why would he say that? Since California has such onerous gun laws, why not make onerous bridge laws? Why a gun and not a bottle of pills? Or a noose? Who really cares. The bottom line is, you will not be able to come from all over the world and commit suicide (with a scenic view when the fog is in) from this wonderful bridge anymore…..unless you really try….with all your heart and soul. It just means that suicides will happen more in the bathroom, or bedroom, or roadway, or backyard tree, or skyscraper, or ocean and river, or any place else.

Another good thing about this net is that if there are 75 million tax payers in the U.S., my share is only 66 cents. I would rather save babies than nutjobs in SF with my money but I guess it is better than having to support sex change operations for misguided homosexual mental defectives. Oh, forgot, Obamacare is already doing that. Well, thee are still 2 years for these screwed up homosexuals to take the leap from the bridge if they so desire. 76 million dollars for a net on a bridge. How much for a net to cover the city? And how much more would it take to build the wall on the border? What a screwy America we live in. Oops. Just had a thought. Will this net be Constitutional, since it will take away an individuals’ freedom of expression? Time will tell.

It happened back in 2008. It isn’t the time but the circumstances that I wish to dwell on. This Michigan man brutally and purposely stabbed and cut the throats of his family before running away to India where he was finally caught and extradited for his crime. That he used a knife is not novel because there are many homocides that use knives. Rather, he had a masters degree in mathematics and was unemployed. We talk about illegals taking jobs away from Americans. We also talk about how financial issues push people to do some drastic things. Seems to be the case here. I don’t know if his wife brow-beat him to support the family. I don’t know if the kids expected all those vices available to Americans. I don’t know if he gambled or lost money in the stock market or lived too lavishly for his means. His defense focuses on finances being the cause. Other than his premeditated scheme to kill his family, I do believe he suffered from financial stress. It is an issue and there are many more stories out there like this. It can only get worse since those that work are at the breaking point of supporting those that don’t. Doing the right thing and trying to survive while the deck keeps getting stacked against you can flip a switch in your head. The economy has more ramifications than most people realize. We’ll see if this trend gains speed or gov’t comes back to reality.

I must admit that I have been waiting for one of Gaius’s thoughtful posts to liven things up but I understand the rigors of the daily grind and children, so I’ll give you a rounding of what is happening in the news.
LoCo wants to close 4 schools they own outright, which will save 2 million a year in operating costs. Meanwhile, 68+million will go to LCPS for fiscal year 2015. The tax rate went down .05 cents and my assessment went up 100k. That means it will only cost me another $1,000 in taxes. What a deal. And they have cut back many services in savings already. Hmm. Where is that Silver Line?
–Fast&Furious……crickets.
–Benghazi……crickets.
–IRS……crickets.
–NSA……crickets.
–Immigration reform…Dem….active.
–Equal pay for women….Dem….active.
–Koch brothers…..Dem….active.
–Bloomberg 50 million towards curtailing gun rights….Dem….new.
–Holder and Obama targeted with racism…..Dem….active.
–ObamaCare……GOP….semi-active (becoming obscure with diversions)
We have a guy feeding cows on federal land who won’t pay the Feds grazing rights. It got heated and civilians are toe-to-toe with armed Feds. Was getting ugly and not over yet. Meantime Putin is land grabbing more of the old USSR while everyone else in the world wags fingers. Ever notice that when big wars bring down aggressors, that nations go into downsizing mode with their military. The focus changes and the eye goes off the ball. During that period of non-focus, aggressors re-emerge upon the scene. Isn’t what keeps them in check are strong military nations at the ready?
Gas is up right when I am getting ready to go fishing. Why are we spending $2 for crop and processing to make $1 of ethanol, just so we can continue to ruin the internal combustion engines that use it? And food is going up. We feed ourselves and others with wheat and corn staple, yet there isn’t enough because of what is wasted as “alternate fuel”. If we took the same amount of corn and distilled it, we could save money, have less vehicles on the road and feel good about being anally raped. I guess being drunk has advantages and savings too. But, heh, ALL food is up. Steak is up (because they feed them corn I guess). I see new taxes on all my utility bills. What’s up with that? What is more important:desert turtles (who don’t like solar farms) or smelts that are nothing more than Egret food? Ever notice where many of the supermarket meats come from lately? Do you really like brushing your teeth with toothpaste that comes from the same country of massive pollution and lead paint toys that cause suicide in supervisors?
And we don’t need another 4 years of a woman president. It has been too long since we had balls in the White House. And we need more testicles in Congress too. A poster here thinks we need to build locally politically and move up. I agree, but I also agree that with a good role model at the top working down that you meet in the middle and get there twice as fast.
Out of all this news (or lack there of), that situation in Nevada with the cows has got my focus. The guy is wrong in his understanding of things. Should it have gotten out of hand? Yes, because the government is involved and that has rallied the people. The underlying theme here is freedom from government and in this case it doesn’t matter if the issue is right or wrong. It is a cause for the people and it will escalate. Could be the beginning of the people’s revolution. Someone is going to die and then all bets are off. Citizens have reached their breaking point and need a circumstance. I’ll be fishing and watching. If need be I might need to extend my vacation and visit the southwest although I’m pretty sure the uprising will come to a neighborhood near me in time. Until then I’ll be starving, going broke with taxes and healthcare. If you feel for my plight and to keep me off the government dole, you may send contributions to me here at NVTH. I promise that any excess funds will be used to buy more worthwhile things…….like bullets.

It was the late 60′s (the “hippie” generation) where dress codes started vacating the public school system. We still have kids being berated because they don’t wear the right “cool clothes”. They force issues and suspend kids for wearing American flag and 2Nd Amendment/NRA t-shirts. I’m pretty much fed up with all this intolerance. I have my own intolerance: no t-shirts at all. Either Polo or regular shirts. No shorts. Long pants where the belt line isn’t in the middle or below the cheeks of your ass; there are no holes; and nothing with words or graphics. No plunging neckline tops for girls. Boys hormones are already raging and school is for education (yes, I am laughing. Can’t believe I really just said that) and NOT sex. I guess there isn’t much you can do about the piercings and hair styles and color besides take pictures and put them on the internet 20 years down the road when some of these kids have matured. Maybe that will help them with their children since their own parents didn’t seem to give-a-shit about them. It isn’t much to ask for since I pay this public education. It will stave off many confrontations caused by these issues in school and, possibly, even raise the self-esteem of the individual kids. Oh the horror!

While being snowed in today, I thought many of you would enjoy this video. The message transcends language.

Drugs. They used to be only for the rich and famous. Over the years you hear of movie stars, athletes, musicians and the rich, dying from drugs. Some are prescription and others not. Our drug craze came to full bloom for the commoner back in the 60′s. Not only were the common drugs in vogue but a plethora of new, engineered drugs. Drugs have been killing people for centuries but never so plentifully as in the last 50 years and with the users understanding of what was going on. Everyone is upset over Phillip Seymour Hoffman being the latest, famous victim. Why? Although he made have been a pillar in his profession, he was nothing more than a junkie–a hop head. At least he died with his underwear on…….on his bathroom floor……needle in the arm……blackened spoon in the sink. Glorious, don’t you think? But he will be remembered for his movies and not the vision of his death nor the issue of his addiction. You think me cold and callous? I hate it when anyone dies needlessly. I wish he could have gotten straight but I have little pity for a self inflicted lifestyle of drugs, especially when you joke about it and have people idolize your stupidity.

He died of opiate overdose. Many others have too. So drugs are okay and marijuana is safer than alcohol. Got to start somewhere, right? Well, back when I was working drugs, marijuana could be acclimated to. You were constantly searching for more potent weed to keep that same high you became accustomed to. Some of the tricks were to enhance the high with PCP. They also used opiates on both weed and hash. And it is still done today. Opiates are very addictive. Next time you talk about legalizing drugs, know what you are talking about. I have no sympathy for people who promote or use. I have no sympathy for those caught and incarcerated. And I have no sympathy for those who get involved and pay the ultimate price. How did you explain death from drugs to your child when he/she points out that all the kids in school do it and state governments legalize it. At that point you have just lost your kids to drugs. Just hope they learn different before they end up in the pit.