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Friday, February 26, 2010

Poll: Majority Says Government a Threat to Our Rights

No kidding!!!

While I generally avoid anything having to do with the communist news network, in this case I'll make an exception and provide a link.

Overall, according to this poll, 56 percent of Americans think the government is a threat. I can't understand how anyone would NOT think the government is a threat.

More enlightening:
The survey indicates a partisan divide on the question: only 37 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Independents and nearly 7 in 10 Republicans say the federal government poses a threat to the rights of Americans.
So over 60 percent of people that are willing to admit to being a democrat are so stupid that they don't feel threatened by the government. I'm surprised that 30 to 40 percent of people who will not admit to being democrats don't feel that the government is a threat.

The government has always been the biggest threat to our liberty. It always will be. I'm just shocked that more people don't understand that. I guess we can thank government schools and lazy parents for a lot of that.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Farmers have to give up their privacy. This is "voluntary" of course

My wife and I share ownership of some farms with my parents. We don't work the farms ourselves. Instead we have a rental agreement with a farmer. He does the work and gets most of the gross. Except for some special circumstances he pays the expenses out of his part of the gross. We get the rest and pay the taxes. We don't make a huge amount of money from this but every little bit helps. The farms are also a great place to hunt and just get away for a little while. We are considered "producers" and of course that income is reported on our taxes.

One fact of life with farming is government involvement. Everything from the CRP to the boll weevil program, to crop insurance, they all have the government involved. I'm not a big fan of government involvement in anything but I realize that there would be almost no farming in this nation today if it weren't for the government transferring wealth to make it profitable enough.For us, this is one of the few ways we get any of our taxes back.

The government transfers and programs really impact small farming operations. The farmer that works our land farms somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 acres and has 2 or 3 hired hands to help him. If the crops make he probably grosses several hundred thousand dollars per year before expenses and probably keeps 10% to 20% of that for himself if he's lucky. That is not what I'd call a large corporate farm setup. Without farm insurance it would be difficult to find anyone to farm our land. Large farm operations are not supposed to be in those programs. There may be other programs intended for large operations. I don't know because we are not big enough to participate.

I'll leave the debate over farm programs for some other time.

This is just a little background before you see part of the newsletter we received from the Farm Service Agency of the US Department of Agriculture. Here is a scan of the relevant portion of that letter:

I went and looked at the form CCC-927. Here is a little part of it that sparked my interest:

The text above is small but if you click on the text you'll see a larger version. It is at the top of the form. The text says:

The information collected on this form may be disclosed to other Federal, State, Local government agencies, Tribal agencies, and nongovernmental entities that have been authorized access to the information by statute or regulation and/or as described in applicable Routine Uses identified in the System of Records Notice for USDA/FSA-2, Farm Records File (Automated). Providing the requested information is voluntary. However, failure to furnish the requested information will result in a determination of ineligibility for program benefits.
I haven't tracked down all the "Federal, State, Local government agencies, Tribal agencies, and nongovernmental entities" that are mentioned. I probably don't want to know.

This is of course intended to stop people that own large farming operations from sneaking into farm programs intended for small farms.

As usuall, it is the law abiding little guy that pays the price. This is much like all the crazy personal disarmament laws in this nation that are supposed to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals. Everyone with a brain knows that creeps will always have weapons and that laws only apply to the law abiding.

So now we have to "voluntarily" provide all kinds of information to a list of government agencies so long that they can't even print it on the form.

I have no doubt that people who own farming operations that make profits in the millions will still find ways to get into the system and make more money so this will not do what it was supposedly intended to do.

I'll bet that my personal information and tax returns will be more widely distributed than if we were on welfare.

That brings up another point: you can still get welfare if you've been convicted of growing illegal substances. From the back of the newsletter:

Any person who is convicted under Federal or State law of a controlled substance violation could be ineligible for USDA benefits or payments. Violations include planting, growing, cultivating, harvesting, producing, or storing a prohibited plant or substance. Prohibited plants include marijuana, opium, poppies and other drug producing plants.

I just thought everyone would like to see their government at work.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

LOL. What a bunch of wimps!

Seems that people in FL need to grow up a little and do something about their government so that they can do something about their bobcats.

Here is your link.

From the article:
Some residents said they are nervous about walking at night, while others are concerned that the wild cats may get into their homes.
Ha ha.

Of course the real problem here is also pointed out in the article:
. . . they are also protected animals, and the FWC will not remove them unless they are causing a nuisance or have rabies.
Are they kidding? Does that mean the residents can't trap the furballs and kill them or at least transport them far away and dump them? On the plus side I guess it's probably against the law for residents there to have chickens.

Seems to me that people have been trying to wipe out bobcats for a hundred years or more in this nation and haven't managed to make much headway. I seriously doubt that killing the ones in that town would make a difference.

Just what you need in case of inclement weather

In King, NC, a state of emergency banned the sale and possession of firearms and booze.

Here is your link.

From the article:
Under North Carolina law, (Police Chief) May said, when a state of emergency is put into place that includes a ban on driving, the sale of alcohol and carrying of firearms in vehicles is also banned.

Another quote from the Police Chief:
“By law, statue 14-288.7 automatically went into effect. And that law which goes into effect when there’s a state of emergency prohibits the transportation, purchase sale and possession of firearms other than on one's own premises.”
Seems to me that the chief wouldn't have looked so bad if she had declared the law unconstitutional and ordered her officers to not enforce it.

My advice: Find out what kind of crazy laws are in effect in your area and be prepared to deal with them.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

This guy was actually elected?!!!

"We're not going to save our way out of this recession. We've got to spend our way out of this recession, and I think most economists know that."
That quote is from Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the House majority whip.

Here is your link.

The people of South Carolina need to think long and hard about the next election.


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