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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.

The Family Foundation has put out the 2012-2013 report card for the Virginia General Assembly. What this report card shows is the scoring of each individual of the senate and the house on how they score on voting of pro family bills. It is interesting to see how different political parties “feel” about values. Not remarkably, Republicans scored way higher then most every dem. Telling is the candidates who are running for AG. Obenshain scored a 100 on all pro family bills while Herring scored an 18.

The report card is listed here as a downloadable PDF file. The bills of note are listed and how the individuals voted on those bills. At the bottom of the link are prior report cards. Now maybe some of the members support your particular belief. These bills and votes are only those pertaining to pro family. It is an interesting look.

This time it wasn’t a gun but a knife. An Exacto knife used for hobbies like modeling. The terrorists of 9/11 used box cutters which have stronger blades. Exacto knives are made for precision work and detailing. Their blades are very fragile and break fairly easy. It appears this weido had been dreaming and fantasizing of what it would be like. With this knife, he was able to attack 14 people, breaking the knife blade in several individuals. I guess what happened is he had to reload the blade after so many swipes. First they made my modeling harder by selling glue only to people over 21 years old. Now they’ll probably try to ban Exacto knives (or at least make you get finger printed and a background check from the FBI) before you can buy one. And I do mean one. I’m trying to make lite of current events and resolutions here but, for some reason, I don’t think I’m far off.

Now here is the real focus of this story (lefties need not read any more since you won’t understand what focus is): what gave this kid the fantasy to do this dastardly deed? Are these just random occurrences where people flip out suddenly? Or are things being indoctrinated by means such as websites, computer games, movies? If you look to see acts like these happening many decades ago, they were rare. Today they are all too common. Hint: it isn’t the air because I had it checked out.

Another women’s self defense introduction class is coming to Sterling.

Eugene Delgaudio Needs You April 20

(Public Statement issued earlier)

I need YOUR help to pass out flyers in Sterling walking door-to-door. Here are the details:

EVENT: Pass out Women’s Self-Defense Seminar flyers with Supervisor Delgaudio
DATE: Saturday, April 20th
TIME: 9:30 AM
LOCATION: Chick-fil-A, 46920 Community Plaza in Sterling (Sugarland Plaza, on Route 7 by the Shoppers)

BREAKFAST AT CHICK-FIL-A INCLUDED! At Chick-fil-A, I will provide breakfast, talk about some upcoming events in Sterling, and then we will head out in groups to go door-to-door to pass out flyers to the Sterling community. I need 20 Sterling American volunteers for this activity.

Supervisor Delgaudio’s WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE CLASS SATURDAY MAY 4

We put all the top experts in once place.

SATURDAY MAY 4 10 A.M. TO 12 NOON STERLING CLAUDE MOORE REC CENTER on Cascades Parkway in Claude Moore Park. 2 hour Introduction to tactics, physical preparation for self defense along with resources from local experts who either train, teach or arm women as a business or avocation. Free Admission. (LIMIT 100 participants, ten volunteers needed)

The last event became one of the historic moments in Sterling history.

I would highly recommend any self defense classes offered to women and all. The more techniques and learned talents available to you, the more broad and available tools around you will be at the ready. This is an introduction class but further education is what I recommend. Women–refuse to be a victim. Fainting and urinating are NOT self defense techniques. They are “hail Marys” invented by the left and will succeed in getting you hurt or killed. There is no substitute for REAL self defense.

Although all genders are welcome to pass out these flyers, the classes are for WOMEN ONLY! That means gropers, transvestites, girly boys or equal opportunity males need not apply as it is not for them. California has those classes.

Here’s what is happening. The progressive Democrats (not sure if that would be an oxymoron, double negative or just redundant) are vying for the 86th and 87th districts next election. They feel since these districts carried Obama and Kaine, that the stupidity should continue with their candidates. Look at all these new organizations/initiatives being thrown at voters. They always seem to use catchy names or acronyms. I think the Purple to Blue is most telling but should be renamed “Purple bruise turns Black and Blue. More appropriate, don’t you think?

Then you have the 15 year old, learners permit, Ashburn teen who mowed down 3 innocent children while they played in their driveway. Or was this just an accident from a nervous learner? Why didn’t the licensed parent intervene? Being as driving is but a PRIVILEGE, why aren’t specially vehicles and certified instructors mandatory for this process, like what anti-gunners want to do with RIGHTS?

Speaking of gun rights, the LCBOS not only snubbed their noses at the Council of Governments but got Frederick Co. and Fairfax City to follow suit. Who said the BOS didn’t have balls? Well, I mean, some of them are female, of course. But, you know what I’m talking about.

Speaking of licenses, Gov. McDonnell signed into law a bill where a photo ID is now required to vote. The howling from those sniveling progressives is deafening. ” Some people don’t have photo ID’s”. Okay, a photo ID is available from the state to anyone free of charge. “This just suppresses voters from going to the polls”. You whiney assholes. If you were willing to collect their dead asses and take them to the polls, you should be still willing to take them to get their FREE photo ID’s. Just more diversionary howlings in my mind.

Over a half century ago, I learned in school that the Ganges River, which is held as a religious icon of sorts, carries in it some of the most horrid cooties know to man. Why? Because people bathe and die in it, all in the hope of being cured from their ills. And people in the states worry about someone radical introducing a contagion into our water supplies. In India, they do it without understanding or of a nonchalant attitude. Regardless, new strains of disease, usually morphed into drug resistant types, are becoming more common place everyday. Think about those scary diseases out there that you hope you never get, then reflect on the ones that have now become “incurable”. AIDS has now become a piker comparatively.

Think. Those people that legally immigrate to this country without a thorough medical screening. The illegals pouring through our borders. Visitors from other countries coming here. A trip overseas for vacation or business. You hear about outbreaks of diseases all the time yet you feel insulated from harm since it happens “off shore”. Really? What is contained in that sneeze from a woman on the subway? The cough from the man at the movie theatre? That bathroom door handle after you just got through washing your hands? A co-worker whispering something to you at a meeting? “That can’t happen to me” or “You are just being paranoid” are naive statements of no weight. Here are two articles on just TB alone. You can find many others out on the web. We have become a close knit community without the safeguards necessary to coexist. This is something that can’t be ignored anymore. If you remember your movies, WAR OF THE WORLDS was based on germs which killed the Martians wholesale yet we had the antibodies to stave those same germs off. I think the warehouse holding antibodies is depleted and on back order.

I returned from a mission trip to Island Park in NY yesterday. Island Park is located on the south side of Nassau county. It is surrounded by inlets and bays and the island of Long Beach shields it from the worst that the Atlantic has to offer. A causeway from the town of Oceanside breaks Island Park’s geographic isolation from the rest of Long Island. The community grew up initially as a vacation stop for New Yorkers coming east to escape the heat of the summer. Eventually it became a town in Nassau whose residents worked in NYC and elsewhere on Long Island.

My eldest son and I went there with some 15 to 20 other Virginians through an organization called Samaritan’s Purse. A local church called the “Full Gospel Church of Island Park“, FGCIP, partnered with Samaritan’s Purse in order to provide a base of operations in the middle of the community. Volunteers from out of state sleep at FGCIP while working on the homes that were destroyed in the flood. Samaritan’s Purse coordinates the volunteers, finding and assessing needs, providing tools, safety guidelines, air-masks, Tyvek Suits (when needed), food and showers.

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most one story homes like this will be condemned, this one is a miracle

Every House saw 4 to 8 feet of sea water on the first floor. Many homes where originally built as beach bungalows. These one story homes are by and large destined to be condemned. Many of the people who own these homes are elderly, sick and have left for Florida. Many will never return. The home we went to is a two story affair. The elderly Italian couple who lived there I will call Tony and Angela. They are now living on the second floor of their home. Their roots run deep in this community. Their daughter who had lived but two blocks over, saw her home condemned, is now moving elsewhere on Long Island.

Angela was born in this house in 1950, her grandfather bought it in 1935, it was built in 1927. She is, to say the very least, devastated. For her the suffering is not only due to the damage to her home and her possessions but due to the loss of her community. Some people have died, many more people have moved away. She knew many of the people in the town, she can see just how many of the homes are empty. Angela also mourns the empty pews at her church, Sacred Heart, the world she grew up in is gone.

Those of us from Northern VA showed up and worked for 2 days. The first day for Angela was the toughest. She is looking at a pack of goons with crowbars and hammers, who are about to ‘work’ on her house. She was an inch from total meltdown. Vicky, a wisp of a girl of Italian descent from in Purceville, walked up to Angela, took her hand and started to console her. They talked, and talked, and talked and Angela’s shoulders relaxed, and her eyes dried as Vicky poured herself out, comforting Angela. We all eventually spent time with Angela and Tony. They are truly amazing people. Tony bought us all pizza from Gigantes Pizzeria in Oceanside for lunch, without being asked. Tony and Angela are over a financial barrel, and they are buying us food?

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just beginning to empty the first floor

In the meantime we got to work, at Tony’s direction, ripping down and removing the remaining sheet rock, plywood flooring, baseboards, cabinets, and all manner of debris — rotting furniture and other evidence of three lifetimes spend in this home. The mold and dirt were unbelievable. We were finding standing water under the cabinets, mold in the insulation. Water was still under layers of plywood flooring, in papers, furniture, just about everywhere. Much of the wood was rotting. The loss to Angela and Tony is incalculable. It is not just a dollars and cents issue, memories and relationships have been destroyed. Repeat this loss several thousand times and the story of Island Park becomes clearer. Repeat Island Park’s story a couple of hundred times, and the NY-NJ experience with Sandy begins to take shape.

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conditions inside, after lunch, on day one

The flooding was bad enough that every structure in Island Park will need its first floor electrical replaced. This rough electrical work was done by a contractor prior to our arrival. We needed to make the space ready for the new flooring, walls and outlets. When we got there, front curb of the home was empty. When we left there was a pile of debris 6′ high from their driveway entrance to the neighbors driveway, some 40′+ of frontage.

Every home in Island Park will be subjected to this treatment eventually. Many of the owners will be returning in March to begin the process of restoration. More help will be required then. The problem is overwhelming. FEMA and the Insurance companies are moving slowly. Why? Because the problem is too big for them.

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this is the destiny of every home in Island Park

People and organizations like Samaritan’s Purse are filling in the gaps and this is not small potatoes. Samaritan’s Purse has performed over 300 such mud-outs, or gutting’s of homes in Island Park. They still have over 150 homes on back order, more are likely to come.

Some 2500 volunteers have shown up thus far, and stayed at FGCIP. It is a testament to the people of this country that the pipeline of volunteers has been full all along. Over 100 people were staying at the FGCIP from all over the country each day last week; from Maine to Hawaii, and from Texas to Michigan. On Saturday, over 100 people from Albany arrived on buses to work for a day, and a similar number of people from the NY area showed up to help as well for a grand total of 300 volunteers in Island Park alone.

Samaritan’s Purse is hoping to switch operations from just doing mud-outs to demolition of condemned structures and the rebuilding and restoration of the homes that can be salvaged. They do this work free of charge, at no expense to the home owner. They did this sort of work after Katrina in LA, MS, and elsewhere in the country. Many who lost their homes due to tornadoes have seen Samaritan’s Purse rebuild their homes for free. They have an excellent track record.

The local political establishment is making this switch very difficult. In order to be allowed to perform rebuilds or complete tear downs of the structure, Samaritan’s Purse is being forced to jump threw some narrow hoops. In short, the local politicians are treating this organization as if they were criminals. They are demanding the the leaders of this volunteer organization come in for finger printing and post bond as a security. Security for work they would do for free? This is the kind of ‘thinking’ that hurts only those who need the most help. This is insult on top of injury to those who have already suffered.