Here we are again...at the threshold to another extravaganza-laden week, depending on how YOU define the word extravaganza.
To folks like me, it's just another (damn) week in the ghettohood, where nothing changes but the faces, as they pass by.
And we can thank the wonderful city of Fort Wayne for the nuances.
But, since we've more pressing matters at-hand, let us venture forth into the day.
*** The weather will be mild, but with dropping temps throughout the day, and yes, that IS light rain you're seeing outside.
Damn near ALL the snow is gone, so if you're planning on making snowballs (to freeze for a later date in JULY), time's 'a wasting.
And now on to..."the rest of the story"...
In fact, millions of dollars are being LOST as a result...every year since.
Just in our house, the difference of time that the outdoor lights are on is negligible.
So, I turn ON the lights later...big fat hairy deal.
(pssst...it really doesn't)
I'm all for taking it back to standard time...ALL year, every year.
*** Stubby the Squirrel is in the dog house...
(or maybe...it's the squirrel-house?)
Fortunately, we DO have more screening on-hand (Semper Paratus, as it were), but Stubby has got to learn the "rules of engagement" here.
Peanuts - YES...screen - NO!
*** Part 2 of the History Channel series THE BIBLE picked up markedly from last week, with the stories of Joshua and Jericho, Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, King Saul, and David and Bathsheba.
But He DID choose people that were right for the time and had the levels of faith and devotion required for their place in history.
And as quick as God was to mete out punishment for disobedience, He was just as quick to reward adherence to the Law of God.
The only thing I would take exception to, is that it airs the same time as the new episodes of The Walking Dead on AMC.
(and THAT show's storyline is getting REALLY interesting, but that's a whole other post...lol)
*** And speaking of apocalyptic venues that require people to hoard ammunition and weapons...
(helluva segue, hmm?)
Has anyone been following a story that claims the Department of Homeland Security has been buying up obscenely HUGE amounts of ammo?
And that's not all...they've ALSO been purchasing "mission-specific" vehicles.
Here's the story link:
This article is a very good read of near-epiphanic proportions. (imho)
And here's a related link for the government purchase of SELECT-FIRE (that means full-auto) firearms designated for "personal defense".
Wow...a BILLION BULLETS, and NOT for the "military"?
Hmm...could the DHS soon become that "National Security Force" that President "that guy" wanted to institute?
I don't recall local POLICE forces across the nation being GIVEN such trucks for SWAT use...do you?
The vehicles purchased (2,700+) look more like URBAN-ASSAULT vehicles more than anything else...like what the Brits used to have back in the old Belfast-IRA days.
Now, not to totally blow off any "conspiracy theories" here, but something just doesn't seem "right" with all this.
Sure makes you wonder.
See, I remember THAT statement...just as well as the writers of the Forbes article.
And doesn't the DHS just "fit that bill" nicely?
What about the TSA...bet you can add THOSE people in the mix here, as well.
A NATIONAL security force...kinda like...lemme see...the BROWN SHIRTS...or the...GESTAPO?
Now maybe, just MAY-be all this ammo purchased was ONLY "just for quarterly special agent qualifications..."
GOT to be it, nothing to see HERE, right?
Still, that's a helluva LOT of "special agents"...
In fact, that's ENOUGH ammo to sustain a "war" (on the scope of Iraq) for several YEARS!
GLAD I'm not one of those conspiracy-theory junkies, otherwise, I'd be stressed out the ass.
And, according to a "new" study, STRESS can aggravate heart conditions...
Here I thought stress only CAUSED heart conditions...LOL.
...(you guessed it...) MORE questions.
But, at least we're finding out more than we knew yesterday...so much for transparency in government.
Well, we can SEE right through them, so I suppose transparency has it's own place.
That should not dissuade us from continuing our questioning of things and people that require it.
WE are the ones who should best determine our future, and not some jack-booted, lock-stepping minions of an administration that doesn't even keep it's lies straight...or hidden at this point.
WE need to watch them all, LISTEN to what ALL they are saying, and read between the lines, if we are to discern the TRUTH of the matter.
Yeah...easier said than done, and quite stressful when we have households to maintain and families to look after.
But, it's a job we should take in willingly, if WE are to retain our nation as it was conceived and designed.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America