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It IS. And that's all there is to it. You people on this web site know that better than I. I've been a bystander while many of you have been on the front lines, as LEO's at home, or abroad in wars and skirmishes. I've been able to be a grown up teenager all my life. Yet now, I have the numerous financial, legal and real estate based affairs of my father's estate. As well, my mother and her husbands' car accident last July 5th, fallout therefrom, dear and all-time best friends growing sick, decrepit and old, dropping like flies all around me. The Lord has prepared me well for old age, as I start what will be a nomadic existence, a three pronged location sector, and the act of anything from looking in on folks for the rest of their lives, to substantial doses of heavy manual labor.

I knew that a strong, fit, healthy, capable body would serve me well in old age, and in hard times. Hard times are here, and the hardest are just ahead. The casket of "this once great republic," bobbing around in the water, with the best of the USA long since dressed, feted and closed up in it, having refused to slip under the waters of history, . . .

is about to sink once and for all. I wish it wouldn't happen, but who wishes the worst on another generation? That's not nice. We don't have the stomach or collective will for this next one. I said it before The Teleprompter-In-Chief was annointed, when he was immaculated, and I say it now. There are still things to happen before The Great Tribulation commences. Germany will rise again, and a nuclear weapon of some sort will be placed on The Temple Mount. Herbert W. Armstrong was right, Great Britain's "greatness" is long gone, and it's time for us.

Many of you come from what I consider and have always considered to be the truly heroic of society, those who put their lives and health on the line every day. You wake up when someone else tells you to, you do what some other agenda tells you must be done, you risk, life, limb and lung for the good of others constantly. You still form families, open businesses and somehow make it all work, despite the fact that oftentimes you have no regular hours. You live your lives for others, responding when bells, whistles, intercoms and alarms go off.

I'm just a grown up teenager, and have been all my life. Like Howard Cosell, when it comes to being a cop, firefighter, marine, naval officer, etc., I Never Played The Game. But I've been a wise observer, getting it right since 1977, The Big Picture. And though many of you may be old like me, whatever you have left in the tank mentally and physically, remember what The Resident Prophet of Doom said. Although I've said it often before, time now grows short and The Intellectual-In-Chief, the smug, arrogant, two-bit, fake, phony, fraud, empty suit front man for big money Eurosocialists, has no regard for my No. 1 issue.

NATIONAL SECURITY

It's 1941. That's all I've got. But that's all anyone should need to know.
 

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Bloof, I find it's almost impossible to be TOO pessimistic about our country and the world in general these days. Every day in every way, things seem to be getting worse. Nothing seems to be getting better or improving in any way at all.

For most of the first two years of Maobama's admenstruation (that's right, I said admenstruation, because it's a bloody f***ing mess), I couldn't decide if he was stupid or evil--was he merely that completely incompetent, or was he deliberately working to destroy and ruin us as a nation as quickly but as "painlessly" (i.e., without having the majority of us realize it) as possible? With each day that passes, the scale is tilting more and more toward the "evil" side. :evil:

As I tell people, "What did you expect when you pulled that lever for a Marxist Chicago machine thug politician with a Muslim name?"

I can tell you this: If Maobama is reelected in 2012, America as a nation is finished. Done. Over. Through. It was fun while it lasted.

Even if he's not reelected, I wonder more and more every day whether we'll be able to hang on till inauguration day 2013, and whether whatever's left by then will still be fixable.

To be honest, at this point I'm having trouble imagining Maobama and the band of communist revolutionaries he's installed in our government at every level, from the Supreme Court right on down, ever leaving office. Now that they've got their hands on the wheel and their foot on the gas, I don't see them willingly getting out of the driver's seat. :evil: :evil: :evil:
 

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Yup.

*Sigh*......I need to buy more ammunition ......AGAIN. :(
 

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Not sure he's a doofus or intentially trying to tweak people. See:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNRXGRFJ ... re=related

The things that aren't getting talked about worry me most. Egypt, where little has made our news since Mubarak was removed, and serious stuff is going on, riots, Coptic churches being looted, etc. and Libya, where of all things the War Powers Act now may come into play soon, and no one in the White House or Congress is addressing it. This is double ironic as they ran on not doing things as "bad" as Bush (Who got Congressional approval for both Afghanistan and Iraq operations) and it was the Democrats who insisted on the War Powers Act decades ago in the first place. Then again I guess they were all for questioning authority, as long as they weren't in a position of authority.

Not sure if he is bad, I think he just has a lot to learn and doesn't seem to have much of a rudder. That may be charitable, but either way it isn't good. I am trying to think of a major ally he hasn't tweaked in the past couple years and am hard pressed to think of any.
 

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to ALL,

and you wonder WHY my lady & i are about to become permanent "ex-pats"???
(Costa Rica is looking REALLY GOOD to us & BETTER every day that passes! ===> a "beach cottage" on 2+ acres near the Pacific Ocean sounds NICE!)

fyi, 15,000USD will buy a BEAUTIFUL property/view & you can "live in the style that you would like to be accustomed to" on 25K USD per year.

yours, sw
 

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Interesting. I have been talking with a lot of people over the past 15 years or so, who have visited and considered moving there. I was also recently informed by a neighbor in Puerto Rico, whose plans to move to Costa Rica didn't work out, of the distance an American dollar will go over there. I must say, mighty tempting, and Costa Rica has the world's best coffee, in my opinion. I know in some circles that's blasphemy for a guy with property and a few coffee trees in Puerto Rico to say. I've been drinking gourmet coffees for nearly 20 years, and I'm just doing the Howard Cosell here.

Yes, a place to run to, a place to hide, once upon a time in America it was head for the hills. Saw a few hills still left on my recent visit to North Carolina, and I live among hills in Puerto Rico. But there's really nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide, but for a while. For those who choose Costa Rica though, yeah, mighty tempting, like for the places outside the USA that are still left, definitely one of the best. I'm wondering if they're going to run in to problems like certain areas of Texas and some states like North Carolina have. Too many dissatisfied Northeastern Americans who left looking for something different. Can you imagine driving in town in Costa Rica ohhhh, about five years from now, some guy cuts you off and rounds a curve to a side street at noticeably unlawful speeds, and five people step right out in front of you and walk across the street a few blocks later with the light in your favor.

You look out your car window at a man you know to be a native Costa Rican, as you've been seeing each other in town for years, and have swapped life stories. Guy looks back at you, shrugs his shoulders and you say it's dem dang expat New Yorkers, y'know!!! He looks back and nods affirmatively.

Don't laugh. One of the biggest problems we have in Puerto Rico is with ex-New Yorkers. You have the incorrigible kids who get sent down to live with grandma, and who just run wild and do the same things they did up here, including a lot of graffiti. Then, you have the guys and gals who go down there to lay low and avoid the heat from the law, but of course, do they stop being who they are?

And you have the 40-somethings who move down there to get out of New York, but bring their bad habits, bad driving and bad manners with them. All that is ADDED to the Colombian-Dominican-Puerto Rican drug cartels and wars, accounting for most of the 1,000+ murders last year in a population of officially slightly over 4 million.

So, the best thing to do is . . .

Make Ready. Because this is 1941, and it would be almost "appropriate" if the next big thing happened on the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day.

Pearl Harbor Day. What's that?!?!?!?!! I know people in their 40's who aren't aware of that. When I was a little kid, it was a big deal. Now it's barely a mention. And the people who say 911 was their Pearl Harbor Day are full of crap. If we don't Make Ready, this country is indeed dead. And it is beginning to look more and more like The Teleprompter In Chief is going to win a second term, and I might add, rather easily.

What the hell happened to the country I grew up in??!!!?!?!?!? Do we need more evidence that have put our head in to a lion's mouth and are inviting it to close its jaws???!?!!?!!??

Let's hope The Lord can spare us for another day, from having to learn the hard(headed) way.

But in the meantime, there is increasing evidence to agree, that if you're going to go away, . . .

Costa Rica is nice this (or any) time of year. Make sure you drink coffee, whilst we back here, . . .

Make Ready. It's time. The forum is appropriately named.

Anyone familiar with the hats from the NRA store called the Waterproof Boonie Hat? I just bought two for wearing in Puerto Rico, since I can't take the sun. It will help when I get to working out on the farm also. I noticed that the construction seems like good quality and I like the design. It seems as though for the tropical sun and temperatures sometimes getting up to 100 degrees, it might get a bit hot.

http://www.nrastore.com/nra/Product.asp ... d=HT%20290
 

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Bloofington,

as several people here KNOW, my lady & i are NOT "40-somethings" but rather "60-somethings" & both of us have lived abroad for years, while in the service.= we are precisely the sort of couple that Costa Rica's goverment WELCOMES as "pensionados".

to be a "pensionado", you must:
1. have a SPOTLESS personal background (any felony conviction and/or misdemeanors involving "moral turpitude" and/or DUI/DWI arrwests is/are DISQUALIFYING!),
2. have at least 1200.ooUSD per month in a secure pension (per married couple; 1000.oo for single individuals)
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3. reside in Costa Rica for at least 120 days a year. (the "resident requirement" is likely to change to 6 months a year, within the next year or so.)

a "pensionado" has ALL rights of Costa Rican citizens EXCEPT:
1. voting
2. working for a SALARY
(otoh, you MAY own a business & pay yourself from the profits OR you may establish a corporation & receive money from the corporation.)
3. possessing MILITARY weapons W/O a "special judicial dispensation"
(ordinary police/"civilian type" pistols, revolvers, rimfire and/or high-power rifles, shotguns and ammunition, in any normal quantity, are perfectly lawful.)
A. "special judicial dispensations" are EXPENSIVE to get & SELDOM granted to ANYONE.
(i'll have to dispose of my M-1 Garands, 1917 P-17 "American Enfield" & my Mausers before we emigrate to Costa Rica. = my daughter/neice/nephews will be PLEASED with their "early bequests", i think!)
B. CCW are routinely granted within THREE WEEKS, once you are accepted as a "pensionado".

Reference "the murder rate": IF you do NOT sell/buy/use unlawful drugs, engage in smuggling of goods and/or participate in other obviously UNLAWFUL acts, you are HIGHLY UNLIKELY to be involved in violence and/or be assaulted/murdered!

fyi, we "southrons"/"Johnny Rebs" don't call the rude/nasty/inconsiderate "northeastern sort" of people that you describe as "new yawkers" but rather as "DAMNyankees"!
(CHUCKLE!)

a personal NOTE: we plan to become "ex-pats" about as soon as i can get my lady OUT of "rehab", OUT of a wheelchair, back ON her feet & WALKING reasonably normally. - i expect us to be IN Costa Rica by Spring or Summer 2012.

yours, sw
 

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Yeah, damn yankees, that's it, haaaaaaa!!! Well, I wish The Lord's blessings on you both, for your health, and your future in Costa Rica. But by all means, keep posting, including pictures. It's a beautiful country. I've seen TV programs and travel photos from collections. Wonderful. Hope it works out.
 

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Bloofington; all,

fwiw, we have NO interest whatever in leaving this forum. = too many "www." FRIENDS here!

fwiw, due to a local sawbones "BUTCHERING" my lady during a 15 minute/"simple office procedure" (YEP, i'm suing him for everything that he & the hospital has AND i'm "going after "his license as an MD, as he decided to "do something else" rather than what my lady agreed to!=======> he has completely paralyzed FOUR other people, that i know of, doing the same "simple office procedure"!), we have "put off" moving to CR for about a year (at most). = "duckie's" neurologist says that he expects that she will be OUT of her wheelchair & WALKING (fairly normally) by this Christmas & likely at 99% of normal within a year.
(every day when i arrive at the rehab center, she is "doing more things" than she was the night before! ======> WOO HOO!)

fyi, she expects to be "working on her tan" on a Pacific beach, in CR, by Mar 2012.
(my GRRL is both BRAVE & TOUGH!)


btw, "DAMNyankee" is ONE word to most native southerners.

yours, "duckie" & sw
 

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btw, "DAMNyankee" is ONE word to most native southerners.
I had a brother-in-law (from Europe) once ask me what the difference in a "DamnYankee" and a "Yankee" was. I told them that a "Yankee" came to visit and spend lots of money in my state;
A "DamnYankee" was one that moved here! :shocked:

Just saying . . . :thumbsup:
 

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Interesting thread.

I believe Jesus is coming soon. From what I can gather, America is not mentioned in Bible phrophesy. Since we have been a world power for almost 100 years, I think obama is in place to remove us from that position.
 

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V-Man,

fyi, my grandfather used to say that the difference between a "yankee" & a "DAMNyankee" was that a "yankee" was someone who happens to be "from up yonder" BUT that a "DAMNyankee" was somone who HATES the southland & southerners AND that we all wish to H would "just go home & stay"!

he also said that if the DYs didn't spend so much time HATING the south/southerners, that they would be some other sort of BIGOT!
(fwiw, i've found, as i've gotten older, that my grandfather was VERY wise & SELDOM wrong in his opinions!)

yours, sw
 

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Unfortunately, all too true. While quick to acknowledge the great southern authors, poets, etc., they all like to make fun of you up here in NYC. Also, they make fun of people in upstate NY too, lump you all in together. I have to hear the word "*******" quite a bit from all sorts of folks, in all walks of life. As someone who lived for 16 months in Gulfport, MS during 1963 and part of '64, and who was always exposed to many types of people, I didn't grow up with those attitudes. I have really have always done my best to relate to people as individuals. As someone who is also prone to see the humor in many things in life, I hark back to the days when you could make fun of everybody. The old cartoons like Bugs Bunny made fun of everyone. Comedians made fun of everyone, without being overly harsh or injecting racism in to the mix. But there really is something very high minded about so many of the people around me in NYC, even the working class and the poor, with regard to their attitude of what Rush humorously refers to as "flyover country."

It's deplorable to see it come around at election time, as it is swinging around now. I don't blame you people one bit. The superiority complex of the people in NYC as somehow being automatically in touch with the more enlightened world view grates on me to no end. But I have to stay shut. And since I'm only going to be here five months a year from now on, I'll be able to avoid those moments of setting of everyone's Alinskyometer off when I walk in to the room. That's the dial on the gauge that goes off whenever someone of inferior political intellectuality has entered the scene. Immediately, the enlightened New Yorker goes in to Teachable Moment Mode, and creates a discussion format within the group, designed to show that person why their world view is inferior. They do this by invoking the Identify, Define, Attack, Destroy technique outlined in Alinsky's Rules For Radicals. They tell YOU who you are and who folks like Sarah Palin are. They tell YOU what your views really represent, they attack YOU for believing in those things in the face of irrefutable proof they're showing you. Last, but not least, they destroy YOU by making you constantly feel like a dork when you're just there for the friendship and the fun, they banish you from certain conversations or groups in the work place, don't invite you over anymore, blah, blah, blahhhhhhhhhhhh.

Yeah, they're not prejudiced up here, ohhhhhhhh, nosireee, not much, they're not. They're all full of tolerance based on superior knowledge, analysis and intelligent thought processes. Yeah, well, thank God I'll be getting a LOT less of that medicine from this year on in my life. Of course in Puerto Rico, they all believe the US is a big bully, but they LOVE the various forms of welfare. I also don't have to hear it that much. Most people don't get in to it, and up on the farm, I have nothing but horses, cows and trees to talk to. And horses and cows make a lot more sense than a lot of people I know. At least horses and cows know that God exists.

By the way, speaking of the South, funny thing about when I'll be living down in Puerto Rico those seven months a year. I'll be WAYYYYY dow Soufer than YALL, hee, hee, heee!!!

And still in the USA.
 

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Stand I knew a guy with a deep middle European accent who owned a construction business (US Citizen though) who is cashing in here stateside and off to CR.He had a 4-5000 sq/ft house built on a 5yr Time Share and it will be paid and his.We often had talks about what was going on in the good ole US of A he just got plain frustrated with the whole shabang.I always felt he must of immigrated 30yrs ago from some communist country and now he is running again.

Bloo it is 1941 and every day we get closer to Dec.7 with we(USA) or will I survive?I just do not know but I do believe that Guns,Ammo and Food will become the new Gold Standard and two of the three I am will supplied and working on the third.I do not know what to think at times on WTH is going on in this country but to only get ready for what the journey entails on what the other side of that hill presents,it's called survival.All I can say it gets scary if you think to much about it.
 

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Javlin,

fwiw, we are headed to CR to stay PRIMARILY because we can live "in the style that we would like to be accustomed to" on my military pension & duckie's retirement check. = about HALF to TWO THIRDS of the same lifestyle in most of the USA.

also, i've promised my lady that i'll make her "the Dutchess of Costa Rica".

for another reason, i can hear the SAILFISH calling my name all the way to TX!
(CHUCKLE!)

yours, duckie/sw
 
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