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Oh BTW, The media is not telling you (us) that "Electric Car Sales" are skyrocketing in the U.S.  Read these articles for yourself. 

Chevy Volt 38 of 38 Last One!  Buy Electric!Here is what the media is not reporting, but we are always!LOOK OUT BIG OIL, THEY ARE COMING!

Hey, You can lease a New 2018 Chevy Volt for around $269.00 a month!  Now is your chance to see and make the difference.

There are three (3) precious metals!  This is something I certainly over-lookedDid you?   

I was talking to Ron about precious metals and how important they are if the economy collapses and I told him that you should have  silver and/or both gold ingots of no more than one ounce each and then Ron ask me what about the third one?  I said I only know of the two that are spendable in any economy, what is the third?  Ron said "LEAD"  (NRA approved)




 What might be heading our way?  

Warning from Shell Oil.  Women especially should read this!  Ok for the Men to check it out too.

Yo!  Go Starbucks! Would you like cream and bullets with your coffee?  This already happened but it is still worth watching.

Here is a thought:  Before obama the US  had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash ...After obama..We have No Jobs, No Hope and No Cash! Who voted for that JACK ASS! Oh yea thanks to obama those of us with jobs, our ours have been cut to 29 hours!  And another "Oh yea" he just imposed a tariff on solar panels!

Ok the HEAT IS OFF!  April is here!



obama is a good president 

2. obama was born in the US  
3. The economy is doing Great!  

There are plenty of JOBS!


There is a shortage of houses

6. EV's (electric vehicles) are not one of the answers to a cleaner, more quiet and better environment  
7. Solar Power is too costly  

texting is not responsible for 80% of today's accidents

9. Big Brother is not watching YOU!  
10. Microsoft really cares about its customers  
12. Linux is too expensive  
12. Most people do care  

If you got some lies you want to see in the list please send them to me  Send me email, tips, links and things you want to see here!

Time is running out!

Your Trapped, Your Lost, Your Dazed...(Interview)

Does it really?

Who is "Big Brother"?  And why you better pray you really aren't related.  Did you know that you are living in the greatest magic act filled with illusion, delusion and smoke screens?  Hey I don't want to take your eyes off that smart phone as you now maneuver through the final act of the show.  Keep watching to see how it turns out since you are one of the "Extras".   Submitted for your approval, you crossed over a long time ago.

Keep watching for my New Book, The "Invisible War"

Get off the GRID, NOW! I mean it too! No more power companies!

You really need to get off the "GRID"  and go "EV" while you still can.  Enslavement beyond belief is on the way.

Why Men have BIG Tool Boxes! Tell us what you think Yea Probably True

Let's just say for giggles, that you stay focused on the issues that have been on-going for just this century.  Ignore Headline News as it is the biggest smoke screen of all, designed to distract you from the real Big 3.  Do you know what the real Big 3 are?  Keep watching as I compile the data and present the True Facts.

Hey everyone!  You know who is responsible for 90% of the SPAM YOU GET?  It is from!  They sign up every SPAMMER on the Planet just for money!  What JERKS!  Everyone should ping their servers and call their phone numbers.  Let's bring them down!  Oh and find out for yourself, next time you get a SPAM do properties on the sender then go to and put in their domain and find their Registrar Info, ip, location, email and phone numbers.  Find out for yourself! ©1995-2018


This may drive you WILD! What!  Read more!

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JERK! Momhammed Ramzed  Jack Ass!  Go get him! Phil Ledon

Something to remember always!  This is so good!  Never Forget! Aprilbe obama should watch this.

Pretty freaking scarey! Just when I think I am done updating for the day, something else comes in. Learn about the "cabal" (bad assess) A global plutocratic "elite" , now know as the "global elite", exerting global domination! who is the "cabal"(evil)? by Dr. Boylan Really evil and in the news. The dark cabal "The Awakening" Scarey! <<< Each flashing light is a link to information about these sinister creeps.

Check it out!

It is a good day to be a Floridian! Watch and be Amazed! Leno on Clinton / obama or is it obama on clinton?

You know, all I ever wanted to do is help my brothers and sisters and every time I think I got it bad something like this shows up.  It has subtitles but check it out.Amazing!

You know what always annoys me?  Think about this!  Why did modems stop at 56k?  They would be up to untold speeds by now.  And DSL is nothing more than a modem and when DSL first started it's speed was 128.  Isn't that suspicious to you?  Sure is to me.

If you think your internet is slow, here a few sites to check out your speed.

It's really not your internet speed or your computer, it is the websites that are bulging with "FLASH" crap and "POP-UPS" that slows everything down.

" Courage does not always roar.  Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying " I will try again tomorrow" ? Mary Anne Radmacher


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They say " A cluttered desk is a sign of GENIUS!"

Where is that index card? Which book? Mmmmmm!  Where are my shorts? What should I do today?
William F. Buckley Nat Hentoff Albert Einstein ???


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This is GREAT!  Click to read more! 

Doctors vs Guns

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The Move is On! Their Here! Solar!  The only way to go!  CLICK! Probably should watch this! Their Here! The Move is On!   

EV-1 Part 1-10 This is the only website that still has "Who Killed the Electric Car" EV-1 Part 1-10

  "Topics of Interest" These are so worth taking a look at!

T'was the Night Before! If this don't move you, nothing will! Whitney Super Bowl 25 Absolutely Worth Watching and Listen to the Words! Probably should watch this! OMG! Wasn't that yesterday?

These are so worth watching!   

My eyes have seen the Glory of the Coming of The Lord This sent to me from a Friend! God Bless America Always!

Absolutely Fantastic! One Mans Trash,  Anothers Musical Instument! Just Watch!

Here as some funny things to make you laugh or at least smile.

Hey, this is funny! Life may be a job, but unemployment is high! Check this out.  I added my 2 cents in the text.  Enjoy! Whoooo is Me!  Text This!


" Will you give this to my Daddy?" If you don't mind shedding a tear or more click here! It is worth it!

New News!

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Even I did not know this!  Let's stop it! Watch this and LEARN MORE! This sent in from someone like you! Whoooo is Me!  Text This! Dump the Pump Baby!  Go Electric! More New Ways of Thinking!  Speak Up!  Keep it going! Absolutely Beautiful!  Check it out.

This is the best ever! 10 Best Electric Vehicles Slide Show. See, I told you so!  It is happening, Say goodbye big oil! I'm so excited! (Turn on the Pointer Sisters and Sing! The Move is On! Chevy Volt 38 of 38 Last One!  Buy Electric! Chevy's New Equinox.  Please watch. Tesla the Bestla! Great Selection and Styles for 2013


Hey!  All those people without GAS or ELECTRICITY,  If you had "Solar Panels" and "Electric Cars" you wouldn't have that problem!  Think NOW!  Don't let it happen again!


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GREAT NEWS! THE SOLAR MATERIALS HAVE ARRIVED!  SO DON'T BUY ANYMORE JUNK FROM Those liars that are trying to sell you "How To" stuff over the internet!  Saying how you can cut your power bill and you can buy all you need from your local hardware store for around $97 bucks, cause that is a LIE!  WE are going to show you how to do it for real and for only $10 bucks for us (the team, Marie, Bob and Ray), and the true materials you will need and no, you won't find them at your local hardware store.  We will tell you where and how.  So stay tuned in on this website as I start making step 1 the solar array.

  A New Topic in the blog is coming!  If you have a beef with Capital One!  Say It on our BLOG! Let's find out who is not getting bailed out!  Oh yea, we will talk about "Law Firms that suck also.

Famous People Said? MMMM???? Check or money order only. MMMM???? Famous People Said?


The series on the Chevrolet Volt is completed.   Click Here if you missed any part (s)

Chevy Volt 38 of 38 Last One!  Buy Electric! Chevy Volt 34 of 38   

  Chevy's New Equinox.  Please watch. < Equinox, New from Chevy.                   Click to read up on Tesla Motors>>>Tesla the Bestla!

If you can't afford a Volt, check out the GEM Electric Vehicle Starting around $7,900. and even less if used.

Great Selection and Styles!****50 Foot Burn Out, Pretty Hot!****Great Selection and Styles for 2013****Sleek!****GEM Two Doors


Ever notice how fast my site is and no annoying pop-up ads?  You know what pisses me off more than anything?  When you go to a website looking for what you want, then suddenly a hundred flash pop-up ads come on bringing your computer to a stand still while they take control of your computer and you have to wait to get control again!  (This site designed, created and published by me!  One person, not that I want it that way, but since jobs are scarce even with a masters degree, this is it!)  

  John Moore Show Navy Seals, Please Watch! Need to Watch This! Scarey!  I mean SCAREY!  Reported by "Bill White"

Does your internet seem slow?  Here are some Internet Speed Tests to check things out.


It's really not you internet speed or your computer, it is the websites that are bulging with flash crap that slows everything down.

Here are some "QUICK LINKS" (more to come), just POINT and CLICK!  


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Now this is "Customer Service"

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Let's loose the smog! GO EV! Part 1

A "Tribute" and Thank You!

EV-1 Part 1-10 Holy Moly Look at these prices!

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FLASH!    It's HERE!  Speak Up!  Tell Everyone What You Think! "The Soap Box"   

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Keep those comments comming   Click HERE! to see stuff from others!

This is too funny to watch!

  Great News! HEY! At least 7 car manufactures are now making total electric cars....... Finally Aprilbe there is hope. 

This is the complete movie part 1 thru 10, I encourage everyone to watch and get ticked off like me!  We have been getting screwed by auto makers, big oil and our own government for years!  We can make a difference NOW! If it worked in California, it will work everywhere! (some have Greek sub titles cause sony pictures keeps messing with the vids)

Let's loose the smog! GO EV! Part 1

EV-1 Part 1-10

Go EV-1  Part 3 Only 3 moving parts!

Go EV-1 Part 4

Holy Moly Look at these prices! Part 5

Go EV-1 Part 6

Go EV-1 Part 7

Go EV-1 Part 8

Go EV-1 Part 10

 And honestly, wouldn't you rather make a monthly payment into your vehicle instead of a car payment and gasoline payment?  Think about it.  

Elon Musk  Read More!This guy can make it happen!  Just saw him on CBS  This Morning Show (09/21/2018). Please read, Then BLOG!

Click on the pictures below to learn about your "Smart Meter" more creepy stuff! 

Somebody is watching you! Better watch this!

Smart Meters Can Be Hacked!!

The DARK SIDE of Smart Meters!

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Scandal in Pinellas County

Today's  Stories of Interest

The Big Question, Why did Outback want to go PRIVATE? 

Where do these "young developers get their money"? And why is Anchor North Bay still Vacant? And what about Cheval?

What did the County Attorney, Property Appraiser and Pinellas County Commissioner have in common? GONE!  

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Click on the article below to read the whole story.  Gee they had the best IT person but good ole Steve the Tex-Ass ranger squirreled that!

Boring Stuff I know, but I don't want anyone to forget this stuff.

Oh poop Another 4 years of this.... well you know, Pinellas County Commissioner, District 4, 2010 Look at me!  I am real bitchy pink person!This office should have TERM LIMITS and she is way over the limits!


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We are young "Fun"

Let the good times roll "Cars"

Set the rain on fire "Adele"

Don't Go Breaking My Heart Elton John  and Kiki Dee

Have you ever seen the rain "Creedence Clearwater Rivival"

Turn the page "Bob Seger"

Turn the beat around "Gloria Estefan"

I will always love you "Whitney Houston"

Urgent "Foreigner"

In The Mood "Glenn Miller"

The air that I breathe "The Hollies"

Nikita "Elton John"

I can see clearly now "Jimmy Cliff"

Come Monday "Jimmy Buffett"


Candle in the wind "Elton John"




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Thanks to my fellow veterans:
I remember the day I found out I got into West Point.  My mom actually showed up in the hallway of my high school and waited for me to get out of class.  She was bawling her eyes out and apologizing that she had opened up my admission letter.  She wasn't crying because it had been her dream for me to go there.  She was crying because she knew how hard I'd worked to get in, how much I wanted to attend, and how much I wanted to be an infantry officer.  I was going to get that opportunity.  That same day two of my teachers took me aside and essentially told me the following: “David, you're a smart guy.  You don't have to join the military.  You should go to college, instead.”  I could easily write a theme defending West Point and the military as I did that day, explaining that USMA is an elite institution, that separate from that, it is actually statistically much harder to enlist in the military than it is to get admitted to college, that serving the nation is a challenge that all able-bodied men should at least consider for a host of reasons, but I won't.  What I will say is that when a 16 year-old kid is being told that attending West Point is going to be bad for his future, then there is a dangerous disconnect in America, and entirely too many Americans have no idea what kind of burdens our military is bearing.  In World War II, 12.2% of the nation served in four (4) years. During the Vietnam era, 4.3% served in twelve (12) years. Since 2001, only 0.45% of our population has served in the Global War on Terror.  These are unbelievable statistics.  Over time, fewer and fewer people have shouldered more and more of the burden and it is only getting worse.  Our troops were sent to war in Iraq by a Congress consisting of 10% veterans with only one person having a child in the military.  Taxes did not increase to pay for the war.  War bonds were not sold.  Gas was not regulated.  In fact, the average citizen was asked to sacrifice nothing, and has sacrificed nothing unless they have chosen to out of the goodness of their hearts. The only people who have sacrificed are the veterans and their families.  The volunteers.  The people who swore an oath to defend this nation.  You stand there, deployment after deployment and fight on.  You've lost relationships, spent years of your lives in extreme conditions, years apart from kids you'll never get back, and beaten your body in a way that even professional athletes don't understand.  Then you come home to a nation that doesn't understand.  They don't understand suffering.  They don't understand sacrifice.  They don't understand why we fight for them.  They don't understand that bad people exist.  They look at you like you're a machine - like something is wrong with you.  You are the misguided one - not them. When you get out, you sit in the college classrooms with political science teachers that discount your opinions on Iraq and Afghanistan because YOU WERE THERE and can't understand the macro issues they gathered from books, because of your bias.  You watch TV shows where every vet has PTSD and the violent strain at that.  Your Congress is debating your benefits, your retirement, and your pay, while they ask you to do more.  But the amazing thing about you is that you all know this.  You know your country will never pay back what you've given up.  You know that the populace at large will never truly understand or appreciate what you have done for them.  Hell, you know that in some circles, you will be thought as less than normal for having worn the uniform. But you do it anyway.  You do what the greatest men and women of this country have done since 1775.  YOU SERVED.  Just that decision alone makes you part of an elite group.
“Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.” - Winston Churchill –

 Thank you to the 12.2% and 4.3% who have served and thanks to the 0.45% who continue to serve our Nation.
General David Petraeus
West Point Class 1974


I'm Still Standing  "Elton John"



The New Member-Support Section.  Check or money order only.This is where people who contribute or advertise to the site get their picture, quote, ad, and a link to their site or favorite site.  I am creating this do to many requests from many people l  Let me know what you think in the blog.

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