politics

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This will probably rile some feathers, but I believe liberalisim is going to take down the US, just like the Roman Empire.  Good old days of an honest $ for an honest days work seems to be disappearing.

Too many people want something for nothing.  Welfare is a way of life for many people. 48% or so of citizens don’t pay any taxes at all.  I don’t know what the percent of citizens is that are on the government dole, but it is a lot.  Number of government employees has exploded in the last few decades. Their salaries and benefits are way above private industry.

Too many people have the philosophy that “it is my right”. Heck, they are even talking now of free college for everyone, like basically in Europe. But like all politicians, they tend to lie or don’t tell you the truth.  In Europe for example, in Austria and Germany, the government decides who is going to college and who isn’t . You take a test in primary grades, if you pass  you are directed towards college, if you don’t,you are going to a trade school, no choice !!!!

Some people say they make more money on unemployment than they do working, so why work.  We have migrant workers working the farms in California and other places as US workers won’t do the work for the wage.  If the wages were doubled and the cost of vegetable went up drastically, everyone would complain about that, so the list goes on and on. Like now legalizing marijuana, which will give us a bunch of dopehead workers and lead to more accidents. It is already proven that those dopeheads on marijuana have a decreased IQ.

Heaven help our society.

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Paris

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For some reason Paris, France has a magic atmosphere.  I can’t quite put my finger on it.  Of course there are the famous tourist attractions, Tour Eiffel, etc., but it is something else.

Lots of old buildings with great architecture.  Sitting at a sidewalk cafe, just relaxing, watching the people go by, the Latin Quarter with all its narrow streets and small cafes with a fellow outside trying to get you to come to his place to eat. And the food here is reasonable.

Then there is where the artists do their paintings at Montmarte and of course the big white cathedral, Sacre Coeur is there also.  It is fun to watch the artists in the act of doing their paintings, of course thru the years, their prices have gone way up, too much so.

Then walking from place to place is a charm also, seeing lots of diffferent size buildings, even the tall ones with apts. and no elevators.  I guess all in all, there is magic in the air.

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work

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They say being absent makes the hear grow fonder, but I have another one, physical work makes you live longer. You have heard many times about someone retiring in and within a year or 2 they die.

For me, I have had 2 open heart surgeries and been in 11 times for stents , the last time 3 years ago, but I have continued to work.  Today, was paperwork in the a.m then 3 hours physical labor raking and positioning rocks, in the after noon. Hard work.

This week end, my son in law will be going logging to finish up our project as I have 100 trees to plant that are coming in next week.  The trees are for commercial forest for future generations. Previously from 2000 to 2010, I planted 10,000.

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gardening

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Just about the time in North Idaho, that I figure I might plant some potatoes in my garden, low and behold we get 2 inches of snow yesterday!!

Sometimes in life, the weather doesn’t seem to want to cooperate, cold and wet here, droughts in California, you just can’t beat mother nature.  However, we all know that these weather patterns: up, down, across, sideways, cold, wet dry, droughts, floods, have been going on for eons.

Then global warming is another issue, pros and con arguments as to how much of it is man caused.

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dogs

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Dogs  !! Love em or hate em.  Today, wasn’t in the love category.  Our little dog and gotten a bone outside someplace and isn’t accustomed to eating table type scraps and food. Well he got sick and vomited on the rug of which I had to clean it up !!

Then he had had diarhea outside and his rear end was a mess.  My wife said, he can not come back in the house.  So guess who had to clean him up and then give me a bath !!

Dogs, love em or hate em.

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easter

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Here comes peter cotton tail, hopping down the bunny trail, hippity hoppity, Easter is on its way !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well it has come and gone.  We only had 8 for Easter, not a big family like most other families.

Had the normal, what you all prob. had, ham, sweet potatoes, but our bag from Costco, was marked sweet potatoes, but were actually like yams. Couldn’t figure that one out.

And too much dessert. My sacrifice for lent was to lose 5 lbs., I started at 175 and ended at 177.  I wonder what happened ???

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military

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When I was in college there was discrimination in that if you weren’t married, you were going to get drafted , if you were married, you didn’t have to serve. that was in the late 1950’s. So my school , U of I, was a land grant college and got money from the fed. gov’t., every male had to take 2 years of ROTC.  so I figured, I might as well take 2 more and go in as an officer rather than a private. So that is what I did.

I was first stationed at Ft. Lee , Va, then France (came home with a French wife). We are still married, 52 years.  Anyway, I was also stationed at Ft. Riley , Kansas and they shipped us out to Viet nam with the 1st. Infantry division.

With my time in the military, my French wife and my dad having come from Austria, we have traveled a lot and consequently, I have been in 44 countries.  I owe it all to the military, and I would recommend it to any young man or female.  Besides that,now a days, if you serve, you can just about get your college paid for !!!

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morality

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As posted on Facebook, this country is going down hill or as the old expresssion “going to hell in a bread basket”.  Our morality is going down hill. Amongest other things, fewer people are going to church, more people are on drugs, even 2 states legalized drugs. When I go to Seattle , I am going to have to watch out that I don’t get hit by a zombie on drugs.  You can’t trust people like you used to, you have to lock your house and your car.  The old fashioned “work ethic ” is disappearing. In big cities, you have many people wanting something for nothing.

And the list goes on and on.  If it keeps on going, we will no longer be the super power, we will be going the way of the Roman Empire which doesn’t exist anymore.

We need good old fashioned conservative values and it is happening.

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Kentucky

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It appears most of the Kentucky basketball players left the court without shaking hands with the Wisconsin players. Hopefully, they just blew it from being sad from losing the game that they were favored to win.  If they were aware of it, it reflects extremely poor sportsmanship. And is a discredit to their basketball program and the University of Kentucky.

Personally, I think there is too much effort on sports where the pros are paid big mega bucks, and yet we lag other countries in all subjects like, math, English, science and you name it.  BUT, we have good basketball teams, that benefit a very few.

Kentucky players need to apologize, if they don’t fans are going to think the U of Kentucky players are a bunch of primadonas who think they are better than everyone else and fans around the country will start getting down on Kentucky basketball.  It is time for them to man up.

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hunting

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There once was a man named Matthias Brenner, long story, but I will shorten it up.  I only knew him in his senior years when he was in his 60’s. He was born in Austria around 1886.  He was a real hunter and a mountain man .

He had a winchester 30-30 octagon barrell with the bluing all worn off.  In the early 1900’s around 1910-1920, he was a trapper with a fellow named Billy Stratton. they would walk from the highway store up into the mountains, from 2200 ft. to 5500 ft. where they trapped fur bearing animals and they lived off the fat of the land.  He told me they only took some flower and salt and pepper on their backs.

As far as  hunting, he tried to teach me the proper way to deer hunt.  Even in his old age, he still spoke broken English. He would tell me “youse walk too fast, youse step once and youse look twice” !!  There are many stories about Matt, but I will leave it there.

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