Facebook, Twitter, bye, bye: Part 3 That didn’t take long did it!

This is a follow up to Facebook, Twitter, bye, bye: Part 2 What Happened Next.

Didn’t take long for the validation about Twitter and the kind of people who work there.  Got to keep track of these things for accountability.  This is better than my pocket note pad.  All of us can see it.  Someone with time and brains can put it all together.  Found this and it will be more validation than is necessary it’s gets better as he speaks.  Hardcore life facts can be hard to wrap around when the picture becomes clear, you can see it as he progresses.  Felt it right in my heart.  Check out the Twitter-Con and awakenings.  -13

Facebook, Twitter, bye, bye: Part 2 What Happened Next

This is a follow up to Facebook, Twitter, bye, bye. blog.  I thought for sure I had deleted the Twitter account.  Then this happened.

Searching for “marine expeditionary boots” on Google to see what shows up after posting a few blogs and videos on the topic.  This Danner Twitter post is what I found.

There it is in front of me. The reason I started using Twitter. Drive traffic to this blog with hashtags. The issue is the politics, censorship and constant notifications. I figured out the notifications thing but take issue with censorship of any kind. Here I am writing this blog because the search inspired me to do an experiment.

When I clicked on the Danner Post link I realized I still had a Twitter account. That is weird because I was sure it had been deleted. So much for that plan. Anyway that leads me to this experiment with hashtags and Twitter.

All the blogs concerning the boots were posted with two hashtags. I’ll be back in about 24 hours or so and see what happens. -13

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

Facebook, Twitter, bye, bye.

The Unit13FREMSLT project is on a deletion spree!  Facts: Facebook & Twitter censor information.  Shadow banning if they don’ like you.  That makes them useless as a promotional tool for the promotion of free expression.  It’s a shame they ruined fantastic ideas.  They like many websites want people to login putting personal information at risk.

After watching the history of those companies and the experience of others it seemed clear what was next.  Clean up the risk and take out the trash.  The trash is Facebook, Twitter and other companies run like them.  Delete them.  The risk is all the websites that require login’s.  Those accounts will be deleted unless currently active.

Over time it has become too much to keep track of all the login information and keep it safe.  The amount of maintaince required of any site using messaging/notifications is unbelievable.  Invitations for social media sites are like someone handing me a trash can and pile of notifications and messages to send straight to the trash.  No thanks I don’t have the time.  I also believe if people are really that interested it isn’t that much of a hassle to check the site.  I do it all the time.

Online my time is limited to posting videos, my blog and an email account.  The rest is busy in 3-D real time actually doing things.  Anyone else doing this kind of thing? Cleaning out the tentacles that consume time?  Every time I delete another sites login I feel better.  -13

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.

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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

CENSORED! How to stop a mass shooting or robbery in 20 seconds. Destroying the anti civil rights gun control agenda.

How do you stop a mass shooting or robbery in 20 seconds?  Create your own safe-space by taking full responsibility and control of your liberty.  Be prepared and never leave home without your personal protective equipment.  This version of this incident demonstrates it well.  This is about facts and rubbing it in the nose of those anti civil rights gun control fanatics who seek to disarm us.  Talk about un-American.  I would be a complete idiot to be placed in danger because of irrational fears, projections or any other ego trip they might be on.  Observing the bullshit put out by news business that clearly have an agenda made me want to respond with a visual aid for the most stupid ass among us to comprehend. 21:52:24 Entry, 21:52:44 All clear! 20 seconds.  Grandpa covered all their asses.  Case closed!  -13

UPDATE 4 JULY 2018 The video below has been censored by YouTube in a war against your second amendment civil rights.  They are an enemy of freedom yet claim to be for free speech.  Enemies of freedom must be held accountable.

Dash Cam: Special 3 Squirrels, Birds and French Fries

Irma passed.  The electricity and internet stayed on the entire time.  Then as the storm passed, internet gone!  For more than a week, I’ll write more on that in another post.  Couldn’t work on my other projects so thought I’d clear up some of my video projects and catch up.

Here it is weeks later and just today have I been able to accomplish what I set out to do.  What I thought would take a week has turned into three weeks.  I discovered I had four months of dash cam videos piled up on my computer.  When I checked, the memory on the computer was in the red zone.  Whatever that meant.

Parked at the computer desk I began the sorting process.  I discovered some things I hadn’t noticed before when I didn’t have so many to sort at the same time.  Our dK2 camera usually records 100, three minute videos per day, often more.  There are so many drivers not using their turn signal to indicate a lane change I had to eliminate all but the most offensive in my eye.  I used close calls, speed, proximity to others, distance etc as a guide.  The progression of this can be seen in the videos as I learned more.

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It takes me about 30 seconds to scan each 3 minute section.  More if I find something.  Every 5 hours or so of video seems to produce 1-2 minutes of useable footage.  The project getting behind like that was to much.  I have to stay on top of it or it will become overwhelming and I’ll run out of storage space.

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I finally figured a way to cut a still image from the actual footage to use as a custom thumbnail.  That discovery made me want to go back an change all the covers to the begining.  I didn’t like the blue screen background much it reminded me of computer blue screen hell.  So, now it’s changed.

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I also have a lot of after hurricane Irma footage to work on.  Hoping I can find some before footage to work in for contrast.  That will take a couple weeks again of trying to find, then match footage or stills.  I’ve deleted many things that are gone forever so it might be hard to find.  Lesson learned with imovie, save a copy away from your project, if you cut something from another project then delete it, it will be gone from your other project.

Glad I’m somewhat caught up.  The Irma after footage will be time consuming but worth it because there is serious destruction recorded on them.  They look like they will be much longer than most videos.  More in the 10 minute ranges or so.  I like making these kind of videos for fun hope people enjoy them. -13

A story about my experience with the KKK and instant karma. Laugh at a church burning? I really did.

I grew up in the south and have had several opportunity to witness a klan rally.  The first two times was when I was a kid.  Sometime back in the mid, maybe later 70’s, I think?  Me and my friend had seen the posters, knew where the place was so we snuck into the woods earlier in the day with all our vintage military gear, then watched the whole thing from beginning to cross burning end posted up in an old civil war earthwork on the hillside.  Couldn’t believe they didn’t have someone up there for security.  That might seem weird thinking for a kid, remember I grew up outside a military base, my mentors were combat veterans and police officers, medics who also had combat experience.  Nearly all my dads friends were active duty or retired.  My family had military contracts.  Get it?

It was crazy and totally terrifying to be there hidden in the woods.  We were very concerned for our safety if we were caught.  As the people arrived it was clear they were heavily armed.  I had thought about bringing my rifle but didn’t because we had to cross a couple busy city streets and neighborhoods to get there, the only way in was by foot for us.  A pistol was out because I was a kid and didn’t own one, they belonged to my dad and would need his permission.  Not an option if I was going stealth into the woods to spectate on a klan rally.  So there we were unarmed.

No matter what I would have brought with me I would have been out gunned by any one or two of the guys who had shown up.  We were able to see into a few of their trunks and they were full of guns, it was cool and insane all at once.  Thank goodness for binoculars.  My friend was a wise choice.  He knew how to keep his mouth shut and creep quiet through the woods full of dry leaves and twigs.  Try it sometime you’ll see just how hard it can be.

The next time I witnessed part of a rally was several years later when I was on a 10-27 (structure fire) call with the rescue squad.  On our way to the fire at first we thought the glow from a rally burning three crosses was the fire but we soon found out it was the wrong place when the armed guards informed us everything there was under control, wrong address.  They were right the burning house was a couple of miles away down the same road.

Similar circumstances several years later when I was responding to a call for cardiac arrest in the deep boonies we rolled by a large gathering with a huge burning cross.  It was just off the side of the road in a big cornfield.  At first in the distance it looked like someone burning a brush pile until we rolled right up on top of the whole thing.

Within a year or two of that we’d dropped off a patient at a hospital and were returning to station when we spotted a red glow in the hills that looked for sure like a house fire.  We went to investigate expecting the place to be fully involved by the time we got there.  Nope not a house fire just a klan rally.  Nuts!  I left the area a year or two after that and never saw any klan thing since.

I have seen some blatant racism over the years.  Amazing to watch.  I’m not just talking about white on black either but that isn’t the topic and most of this is a sidetracked tangent recollection of the past.  It was totally inspired by a video clip I’d seen in the last few minutes at the end of a video I’d been watching on YouTube.  Featuring a real interview with  Johnny Lee Clary on Enough Rope with Andrew Denton.  The way it is shown in the video makes it impossible to distinguish that it is a real interview.  When I saw it I thought it was a comedy piece put together to make fun of racist.  I really thought that.

I thought it was so funny that I wanted to share it.  The laugh was on me when I found out the guy was for real and there was much more to the story than just the 4:00 minutes shown.  If things could work out for real like that all racist encounters would be so funny and provide what can only be called instant karma.  This made me laugh, still does.  I love stories like this.  What a long lead into this video but it inspired those memories so thought I’d put this on my blog since that’s why I started it.  -13

 

Here is the cut without having to look for it at the end of the other video below.

Johnny Lee Clary on Enough Rope with Andrew Denton

The video I had been watching.

Easy as pie. Perfect plan for insurrection. Arm the citizens! Yeah!

Arm the citizens!  Hell yes for the second amendment!  Lets restore law and order, rule of law and return to the U.S. Constitution!  Kick out these corrupt banker-politicians elected by willful ignorance and corporate propaganda.  Oh wait, the story is about socialist-communist infested Venezuela?

Got it!  Easy as pie low-budget manipulation?

via LiveLeak.com – Venezuela holds military exercises after US threat

Maduro said he would arm the citizens.  Great plan when they’re fighting in the streets already.  Only arm party members?  Ok, remember they’ll only play along so long as the freebies and food keep coming, but when it stops or the boogie man never shows.  Trained, armed individuals with abilities that weren’t before.  Perfect CIA ploy and it didn’t cost much at all.

Arm and train the citizenry already on the verge of insurrection.  Starving, armed people, hum, wonder where this will lead?  All Trump had to do was threaten action and look what it got them.  One step closer to total anarchy in Venezuela and a possible U.S. puppet for a replacement.  Socialism-communism always ends up the same way.  Let this be a lesson for the socialist-communist wannabes.  Think you’re all emotional now wait until you are hungry.  Boy scout motto if you were lucky enough, “Be prepared”.  -13

Want a fight? You’re not ready! Seriously, you’re not. “Congress Quietly Passed A Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of Homes – Only 1% Opposed It”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-26/congress-quietly-passed-bill-allowing-warrantless-searches-homes-only-1-opposed-it

The American people will fuck you up when they come together.  All one has to do is study history.  Cannot wait to see where this will lead.

Is the fall underway as it appears?  How will the people respond?  Didn’t do shit when they passed the Patriot Act.  Now though, they invade your homes and property without warrant, let the banks take money from your savings and checking accounts without recourse.

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides that “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/fourth_amendment

Those closest to me have known this since the 80’s and will not find the news above a surprise.  Ready to fight for your freedom?  In what capacity?  Probably not.  Doesn’t matter anyway.  They created the mob and are walking directly into the path of a destruction of their own design.  The sooner the better.  Let the suffering begin.

Unfortunately we learned as a people, all of human beings of sound mind that during World War 1 and WW2, fascist-communist can only be stopped at gunpoint.

In my part of the universe humans are liberated in many ways, kindness, cruelty, self inflicted suffering are just a few that motivate one to make better choices.  Don’t be outraged, be prepared and stay out of your emotions.  It’s selfish really.  The more you’re prepared the fewer mindless-hungry-ghost-zombies roaming the countryside the better.  It will conserve ammunition and reduce the chances of a crossfire, FF incident.  See what I mean about my motivations.  Getting prepared for the future? Can’t wait to see what happens next.  -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