RANT! Why I won’t eat prepared foods anymore.

Salmonella Infections Linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal Cereal?  Honey Smacks, funny used to be called Sugar Smacks.  Anyone watching these sources of information will know our food supply system is having major issues.  Can’t eat cereal without fear of contamination.  Wow!

Meat prepped/cooked at home, garden fresh produce, bone stock, home is the only safe place I know to eat.  Restaurant inspection apps with terrifying results now, cereal, scary!  -13

Death From Above: A cautionary tale of firearms safety.

This very short video, less than one minute makes the point that not everyone should own firearms and how important firearms training is.  The video is multiple view still images of an unknown caliber round that was discovered on our screened porch the morning after July 4th.  It had enough force to impress a flat area on the side and mushroom the tip of the round.  The end picked up paint from the floor.  It’s is clear to see in the images.  I think it would have penetrated skin had it struck someone.  Thats all about the video the rest is a rant you might want to skip.

Don’t be the idiot who only fires his gun on New Years eve and July 4th into the air in celebration.  If that is you, get training, go to the range and shoot or sell it!  Anyone doing dumb shit like firing into the air is too egotistical to be able to handle the responsibility of safely carrying or owing firearms in my opinion.

Every single person I’ve met that would commit such an act has always demonstrated to me they were egotistical and wanted everyone to be scared of them.  Wanted everyone to know they owned firearms.  Ever met those guys?  Shit-talker-know-nothings.  They think they’re so good with their firearm they need no training or practice.  We know the reason they don’t go is because the facade of bullshit they created won’t stand up to scrutiny at the range.

Once again I’ll be skipping the outdoor activities for the air-conditioned safety of my home.  I’ve worked with the military, intimately familiar with some explosions, fireworks are pretty but they don’t compare to real stuff exploding. -13

For information about your Second Amendment Rights or Firearms Safety visit Gun Owners of America

RANT! First official rant, Privilege button pusher?

TRIGGER WARNING- –  FRAGILE EGGSHELL MINDS*  – -DO NOT READ BELOW!

TRIGGER WARNING- –  FRAGILE EGGSHELL MINDS*  – -DO NOT READ BELOW!

Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the one used in our school system so we start on the same page.

Privilege : a right or immunity granted as a peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor : prerogative; especially : such a right or immunity attached specifically to a position or an office

In my little part of the universe one has to work for and/or exhibit qualities beyond the norm to obtain certain privileges in life.  Privileges aren’t magically made out of nothing, are costly, in short supply within the universe, and no one is entitled to them.  They’re either granted or paid for, and are not free on demand.  Fairly sure I have a gasp on the situation.

What is up with these people who are running around assigning a label to human experiences by calling them a privilege? “You’re privileged!” “That’s a privilege!”  “Everything is privilege!”  “Privilege!”

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I know it’s sick but I can’t help but laugh at their display of who knows what madness.  Looks like their head might pop off.  Always come off to me like someone looking for an external source to blame or focus on for their unresolved internal battle.  Others witness it then copy-cat the behavior it’s creepy.

Intelligent people have to wonder, is it some weird attempt to have power over the privilege or people?  Oppression?  Virtue signaling?  Do they think they have exposed some great conspiracy and were left out?  No, can’t be that one because many people doing the finger pointing are educated with financial means.  Guilt?  Yeah, there is something going on with that crap.

Some kind of weird ass ego trip.  My hypothesis is that they somehow get an energy feed off of the experience.  Like when spinning in circles on a rollercoaster or masturbating.  Start the accusation then feed off the negative energy that ensues.  Maybe give them a sense of power?  If we were in Salem back in 1600’s they’d be accusing others of witchcraft I’m nearly sure of it.  What’s next book burning?

I don’t get it but it is fun to watch the madness.  Can’t wait to see what happens next.  This might be my first official rant one way or the other it is over. -13

TRIGGER WARNING- –  FRAGILE EGGSHELL MINDS*  – -DO NOT READ BELOW!

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TRIGGER WARNING- –  FRAGILE EGGSHELL MINDS*  – -DO NOT READ BELOW!

For the Finger-pointers: Those who are disturbed by exhibitions of “privilege” will loose it if you read this.  I implore you consult with your physician before reading the next paragraph!  Do it NOW!  Close your eyes, close this page and never come back again!

Because, my well earned privilege is so oppressive, occlusive and divisive to you I will exercise my privilege whatever it may be over and over and over again and you are powerless to do anything about it.  Well, except for, work harder and stop having a tantrum if you want some privilege.  I like rubbing your nose in it like that maybe it will snap you out of that self destructive ego trip.  It might help you break through.  One more reminder, get a clue you need help! -says me

*  “PEACE FROG” -DOORS

United States Postal Service Fairy Magic or Amazon Fairy Tales?

I almost don’t know where to start with this one.  I’ve been sitting on it for some time now trying to figure it out.  Over the last year or so I’ve been watching how the United States Postal Service (USPS) and Amazon do business.  It is not making me happy what I’m seeing/experiencing.

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Replacement order package. Personal information censored.

Before I start dissecting them I’ll make it clear.  If I like doing business with a company I’ll do things to help them.  A few examples are, give them a good recommendation, pick up an item off the floor that I didn’t put there and place it back on a shelf or notify an employee of a slip hazard such as water on the floor before some lawsuit zombie shows up.  One thing I will not do is enable a company to stay in business if I believe they’re doing something illegal, harmful to others or crappy business practices.  I want to have a good experience with a business to share it with others so they are successful.

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Replacement order other corner damage.

I grew up where everyone in the post office knew me by name.  Watched me grow up.  I know the USPS can do better.  Previous experiences with the USPS in recent years has led to disappointment.  I lived at an address where the carrier would have the package in the truck, yet deliver the mail with a “missed you” notice.  The notice stated we weren’t available so they left the notice.

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Bottom of replacement order package.  Properly taped it works like this.

Only problem with that was I was tracking the packages.  Sitting in the front room waiting so I could watch the mail carrier walk up to the front door.  I did watch the carrier.  He got out of the truck with a handful of mail in hand, quickly walked past the front door to the mail box, dropped in what he had brought and left as quickly as he arrived.  After that he delivered mail to the other houses in the area.  Several times.  Of course I didn’t film it.

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These air cushions don’t hold up well with heavy or sharp products.  Many are flat.

He was there and gone before I realized he had left the notice.  I then checked the tracking information to verify I had not misunderstood.  Called the post office they said it was on the truck.  Weren’t interested in why the carrier would leave a notice without trying first.  I was sitting there watching him!  I finally got the package.

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Replacement order package inside damage.

Shift to the more recent experience with Amazon and USPS.  Tracking my package because I need what I ordered.  Morning -package out for delivery.  Midday -not here. Almost 5pm not here.  Sometime after 6pm package delivered.  That’s odd I thought, I never heard a knock, the door bell and the dogs never said a thing.  The tracking information said it was delivered so I went outside to look around from the mailbox to the front door I could not find a package.

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Original order package as left at the front door.  Personal information censored.

Aware of the package thievery going on I was sure someone had taken it between the time it was delivered and the moment I looked for it.  As soon as I realize the package was not here I contacted Amazon.   I told them the package was not here. They said the package was here.  In the mail box.  I’m thinking, what like the one in the featured image? If not there it might be a the neighbors house.

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Original order package.  Personal information censored.

So lets follow that, I’m at home, no one knocks, rings the bell or does anything to alert my dogs then decides to leave the package at the neighbors house?  I asked how would that happen given the fact I was at home.  Did the carrier decide to suddenly take it next door without leaving a notice?  What the…..?  So now I’m supposed to walk around the neighborhood and try to figure out where it package is.

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Bottom of original order package.  3 tapes and stretch wrap visible.

So much for the “delivered to your front door” idea.  And, hell, no I am not going to look for a package not delivered as agreed.  The reason I say delivered to the front door is because the package will not fit into a mailbox.   The largest mailbox I’ve seen won’t handle that size box.

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Close up of corner damage.

Back to the Amazon call.  I let Amazon know I was not looking for packages around the neighborhood like an easter egg hunt.  That I wanted them to resend the order.  They did.  It was there early the next day to their credit.  Here is the major problem as I see it.

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Close up of USPS tape, stretch wrap.

Enabling.  Integrity.  As the Amazon employee was reordering my missing items I was able to ascertain the following practice by the USPS clearly condoned by Amazon.  The employee stated that I might want to wait until the next day to see if the package would be delivered.  Said that the USPS will mark a package as delivered when it has not been then make the delivery the next day.

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Deflated packaging.  This is how it looked when I opened the package.  Nothing was touched before the photo was taken.

That to me demonstrates a complete lack of integrity by anyone participating  in the practice.  I repeated back to confirm what I had heard and the employee did confirm I understood correctly.  Twice!  If a representative from either one of them reads this and attempts to explain it away remember this, “I repeated back to confirm what I had heard and the employee did confirm I understood correctly.  Twice!”

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The shinny side of tape.  Workers who use paper tape dispensers know what this means.  Notice the cardboard box below it.  Not a hint of adhesion.

We have the USPS marking packages as delivered when they clearly have not been and Amazon telling customers to wait for their “already delivered” packages until the next day for it to be –delivered!

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The place where the cardboard is disturbed is where the clear and USPS tapes were applied to the box.  The paper tape properly applied should to the same thing to the box.

NO and NO!  Not only is it a total lie it looks like fraud.  An attempt to deceive.  Are they doing it so they don’t have to refund shipping fees or to keep up quotas?  There is something going on.  I won’t participate in crap like that.  This reminds me of when I was an investigator.  I always seem to stumble onto some kind of crap going on when I’m not looking for it.

B-9

Shinny paper tape and nearly no damage on the box where it would have been attached.  Why I think the box was not delivered that day.

More on the delivery.  Next day, I’m at my desk, the dogs and I alert when we hear an unfamiliar dropping sound near our front door.  We investigate.  I notice two packages at the front door.  The top package looked ok with a little damage the one on the bottom was trashed.

There they were.  My original order and the replacement setting on top.  Somehow my original order magically appears at my front door.  The package falling apart.  The box had Amazon tape and what looks like three other types of tape and stretch wrap on it.  The contents were undamaged.  That was a surprise considering what the box looked like.

Based on my experience using a tape dispenser it looks like the Amazon tape did not get either enough or any water on it so it did not stick.  A few of the photos show how shinny the tape is on the adhesive side.  If the tape had the proper moisture on it, it would have stuck to the box.  My photos aren’t that great but it can be seen. Have to check the water level on those dispensers or this kind of thing will happen.  I know from using one.

I want the USPS practice of marking packages as delivered when they have not been to stop.  It’s fraud and lying in my view.   I want Amazon to package their products better and stop using the USPS as long as they do business like that.  I’ve stopped ordering from Amazon and using the USPS for shipping anything other than everyday mail.

Wasn’t sure what to do with this now I know.  It’s all here just post it.  Sorry it’s taken me this long. -13

Where is what might be the most important witness in the Las Vegas shooting?

Finally found a good link to this! If you haven’t seen this interview from a concert attendee wait until you do. When I saw this interview my head was spinning. What a story huh? I want to know who the couple was and exactly what they have to say about the Las Vegas mass shooting. Make you curious? Of all the witness I’ve seen on video the couple she refers to are the only ones I care to hear from. What the hell did they know to make a commotion like that and make such a bold statement? I want to know! -13

The time has come. The corrupt have exposed themselves. DNC fraud case dismissed. Democrats don’t have a right to choose who they vote for. Which side will you choose?

Wow, just like that.  It began.  Does anyone else recognize what they’re looking at?  The beginning of the end?

With the dismissal of the DNC corruption case the days for petitioning for grievances are over and that, leaves us only one other option.

Wonder how long it will take for the mass to awaken and arise?

What will it look like when we’re finished?

Thought I’d underline the parts that seem applicable from my view of the universe.

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/

Are you ready? Do you have the skills?  Time will tell.  We live in interesting times.  Can’t wait to see what happens next.  -13

Psycho in the mail? Thank you Rand Paul! Reason number 2 why you should be prepared for —–anything!

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My friend forwarded this to me.  Think my headline is drama, clickbait?  Wait until you read reason number two of why you should be prepared for any eventuality if you live in the United States.  Psychos on a self-destructive ego trip?  Look at Rand Paul trying to use law and his position as a Senator to enforce his religious beliefs on others.  Hum, seems familiar.

 

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It is so odd how the religious fanatics feel victimized by another persons private health care choice or any choice that contradicts their belief system.  “In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling forced abortion-on-demand down our nation’s throat.”  They always act as if they’ve been imposed on by someone else’s choice that had nothing to do with them.

 

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Message to the Rand Paul types, all of you are psycho just exactly like those ISIS psychopaths over in the middle east decapitating and hanging people for fun.  Shut your stupid mouths extremist!  You have freedom of religious expression, not enforcement.  I stand in your way, armed if necessary to defend the right of others to choose how they want to live.  What happened to the whole “free man” thing?  Extremists everywhere, thank goodness for the second amendment and rational thinking or we’d all be in serious trouble.

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The first guy to shoot when trying to rescue your gay friends from getting strangled to death simply for being accused of being gay. (Screen capture of public lynching of young men accused of being homosexual.)

 

Just because someone has a college degree and has been elected does not mean one should forfeit self-preservation and listen to fools. These religious fanatics are going to get some of us killed if we don’t stop the madness soon.  For further enlightenment read on don’t take my word for it.  -13

Text below is contents of email.

“Dear ——, For 44 years, a few unelected men and women on the Supreme Court have played God with innocent human life. They have invented laws that condemned to painful deaths without trial more than 61 million babies for the crime of being “inconvenient.” In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling forced abortion-on-demand down our nation’s throat. In the past, many in the pro-life movement have felt limited to protecting a life here and there — passing some limited law to slightly control abortion in the more outrageous cases. But some pro-lifers always seem to tiptoe around the Supreme Court, hoping they won’t be offended. Now the time to grovel before the Supreme Court is over. Working from what the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade, pro-life lawmakers can pass a Life at Conception Act and end abortion using the Constitution instead of amending it. That is why it’s so urgent you sign the petition to your Senators and Congressman that I will link to in a moment. Thanks to the results of the last election, you and I are in a better than ever position to force an up-or-down roll call vote on the Life at Conception Act. And your petition will help do just that. Signing the Life at Conception Act petition will help break through the opposition clinging to abortion-on-demand and ultimately win a vote on this life-saving bill to overturn Roe v. Wade. A Life at Conception Act declares unborn children “persons” as defined by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, entitled to legal protection. This is the one thing the Supreme Court admitted in Roe v. Wade that would cause the case for legal abortion to “collapse.” When the Supreme Court handed down its now-infamous Roe v. Wade decision, it did so based on a new, previously undefined “right of privacy” which it “discovered” in so-called “emanations” of “penumbrae” of the Constitution. Of course, as constitutional law, it was a disaster. But never once did the Supreme Court declare abortion itself to be a constitutional right. Instead, the Supreme Court said: “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins… the judiciary at this point in the development of man’s knowledge is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.” Then the High Court made a key admission: “If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case [i.e., “Roe” who sought an abortion], of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.” The fact is, the 14th Amendment couldn’t be clearer: “… nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law.” Furthermore, the 14th Amendment says: “Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.” That’s exactly what a Life at Conception Act would do. But this simple, logical and obviously right legislation will not become law without a fight. And that’s where your help is critical. You see, it will be a tough fight, but I believe with your signed petition it is one we can win. Please click here to sign your petition right away. By turning up the heat through a massive, national, grassroots campaign in this session of Congress, one of two things will happen. If you and other pro-life activists pour on enough pressure, pro-lifers can force politicians from both parties who were elected on pro-life platforms to make good on their promises and ultimately win passage of this bill. But even if a Life at Conception Act doesn’t pass immediately, the public attention will send another crew of radical abortionists down to defeat in the next elections. Either way, the unborn win… unless you do nothing. That’s why the National Pro-Life Alliance is contacting hundreds of thousands of Americans just like you to mobilize a grassroots army to pass a Life at Conception Act. The first thing you must do is sign your petition by clicking here. They are the key ingredient in the National Pro-Life Alliance’s plan to pass a Life at Conception Act. They’ll also organize:

Hard-hitting TV, radio and newspaper ads to be run just before each vote, detailing the horrors of abortion and mobilizing the American people.

Extensive personal lobbying of key members of Congress by rank-and-file National Pro-Life Alliance members and staff.

A series of newspaper columns to be distributed free to all 1,387 daily newspapers now published in the United States.

An extensive email, direct mail and telephone campaign to generate at least one million petitions to Congress like the one linked to in this letter.

Of course, to do all this will take a lot of money. Just to email and mail the letters necessary to produce one million petitions will cost at least $460,000. Newspaper, TV and radio are even more expensive. But I’m sure you’ll agree pro-lifers cannot just sit by watching the slaughter continue. The National Pro-Life Alliance’s goal is to deliver one million petitions to the House and Senate in support of a Life at Conception Act. When the bill comes up for a vote in Congress, it is crucial to have the full weight of an informed public backing the pro-life position. I feel confident that the folks at the National Pro-Life Alliance can gather those one million petitions. But even though many Americans who receive this email will sign the petition, many won’t be able to contribute. That’s why it’s vital you agree to your donation of $10, or even more if you can. Without your help, the National Pro-Life Alliance will be unable to gather the one million petitions and mount the full-scale national campaign necessary to pass a Life at Conception Act. A sacrificial gift of $50 or even $25 now could spare literally millions of innocent babies in years to come.  But if that’s too much, please consider chipping in with a donation of $10. You should also know that a National Pro-Life Alliance supporter wants to make your decision to give easier by agreeing to match your donation, no matter the size, increasing its value by 100%! So please respond right away with your signed petition. And please help by agreeing to your generous contribution of $10. Some people have already given as much as $500. Others have given $100. But no matter how much you give, whether it’s chipping in with $10 or a larger contribution of $25, I guarantee your contribution is urgently needed and will be deeply appreciated. That’s why I hope and pray that you will not delay a moment to make a contribution of $10, $25, or even $50 if you can. Your contribution to the National Pro-Life Alliance and your signed petition will be the first steps toward reversing Roe v. Wade and waking up the politicians about where our barbarous pro-abortion policy is taking us. Sincerely, Rand Paul, United States Senator (R-KY)

P.S.  The Supreme Court itself admitted — if Congress declares unborn children “persons” under the law, the constitutional case for abortion-on-demand “collapses.”

That’s why it’s so critical to work to get a vote on the Life at Conception Act, legislation that would reverse Roe v. Wade. Please help make that happen. Sign your petition today to the National Pro-Life Alliance to reverse Roe v. Wade. Your petition is the critical first step in fighting to end abortion. Along with your signed petition, please consider making a sacrificial contribution of $25 or $50.  If that’s too much, please consider chipping in with a donation of $10. You should also know a generous donor has agreed to match all contributions, no matter the size, increasing your gift to the National Pro-Life Alliance by 100%!”

Grainger.com price jumps $2.41 per part after registering online. Ready to order parts, I changed my mind.

Grainger.com price jumps after registering online.  How does that work?  I’m confused.  I’ve been ordering online and from Grainger for many years now and I can never remember the price getting higher after I registered at any website.  Not once.  Until now.

I casually clicked over to Grainger.com.  Typed “garden hose fittings” into the search box.  Found what I was looking for placed it in the cart.  I thought I was ready to check out so the site wanted me to register to continue.  Thought I had done this but may not have because I’m tired of having to log onto sites, keep track of passwords/login and would rather not use the website to store any information.  I certainly won’t leave cashless type card information on file anywhere.  It’s safer to have to enter it each time.

Enough of security measures ramble.  Registering raised the price $2.41 per part.  At first I thought I had remembered the price wrong.  I had switched to another tab to follow the register procedure so I could place the order.  For a moment I forgot about the other tab that was open with the original search because I went on a search tangent from the second tab looking at all the stuff Grainger is known for.

When I realized what I was doing I stopped the tangent.  Started to check out and was looking at the price of the items and thought something didn’t look right.  I thought for a moment then remembered the other tab with the price difference.  I was surprised to see that they were different in price, much different to my eye.

Grainger confusion

For now I made this blog and a video to document the experience and will search for other sources for heavy duty garden hose parts.  I do not mind paying a higher price for quality parts that will last.  A quick look at any of my gear or equipment will prove it.  I do have a problem paying more after registering at the online site.

Grainger confusion 2

I could call or contact the company but have such a distrust of corporate representatives that I believe about 95% of what they say is complete crap or should I be more clear, lies.  That is based on the many years of hearing it over and over.  I do like Grainger, they have so many products it’s hard to wrap around the scale of it.  They have an excellent reputation on all the farms and ranches I’ve ever been to.

However we end up back at the corporate group think and how it will always be to cover their asses.  I’m curious to know what other’s experiences have been.  And where can one find heavy duty, I mean fit for using around large animals, tractors or at a fire station, hose end parts that will fit heavy duty 3/4″  garden hose lines.

The search continues. -13