Thursday, July 28, 2011

I am a lucky dude.  Following is an email opportunity that I'm fur shure going to take full advantage of.  Is rest assured that I'll share it with you, faithful readers.  Simply transfer the sum of $39.95 into my paypal account to cover the associated fees.  But Wait!  There's more!  Act now and pay double shipping to triple your bonus offer of 3 cassette tape owners manual for a 1987 Oldsmobile.

I sure hope you have a good day.

Prepared by: Mohd Azha
Senior Auditor

I apologize if the contents hereunder are contrary to your moral ethics, but please treat it with absolute secrecy and personal courtesy. I am Mohd Azha an auditor with the International Audit Dept., Standard Chartered Bank here in Malaysia, in the process of auditing our bank accounts for the third quarter of the year, I recently discovered that there was a dormant account valued at the sum $7,500,000.00 (Seven Million, five hundred thousand united states dollars) and after due verification of this account I discovered that the account owner was late, and as such, the account has been dormant and lying unclaimed in the bank.

The idea of presenting a foreigner to act as his next of kin came into my mind so as to have the total sum of $7,500,000.00 transferred and willed to you. In view of this, I am personally seeking for your co-operation and understanding to stand as the next of kin to the deceased customer, to enable us claim the funds from my bank. Hence, if this proposal is OK by you and you do not wish to take undue advantage of my trust, kindly get back to me immediately, strictly via my private email address:

I will appreciate if the details below are confirmed back to me in your next email in order for me to prepare the (MOU), MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING that both of us will endorse in other for both parties to be protected.


On getting your response with the above details, we shall agree on the percentage ratio on how the funds shall be disbursed between ourselves, as I intend to invest part of our own share in real estate or any lucrative business in your country, and I would appreciate if you can put me in the right part where I can invest my own share.

Is rest assured that this business is 100% risk free.

I wait for your prompt response.
Mohd Azha

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I find this to be interesting.  Do you?

I swiped this from an email that was posted on the Arizona Confedereation (AZCMC) list. The arguments made here are spot on. Thought it worth sharing.

Commentary by Chuck Muth: The right not to pay vs. individual freedom_Nevada Appeal_ (

OK, show of hands: How many of you believe motorcycle riders should be forced to wear a helmet because if they're injured in an accident they could possibly become a financial liability to taxpayers? Hmm, I see some limited government conservatives with their arms up. Bummer.

Apparently, y'all believe that an infringement on an individual adult's liberty is acceptable as long as it's for the purpose of limiting potential financial exposure to the taxpaying public. Which means you probably agree
with the following comments that “Elizabeth” recently posted on my blog:

“An unhelmeted rider is most likely to be an uninsured rider. Private insurance cannot help if the rider is not insured. Logic dictates saving taxpayer funds, and wearing a helmet has been proven, in study after study, to do just that. Your wish to have the wind rushing through your hair is infringing on my right not to have to pay for your stupidity.”

OK, fine. But I assume those of you who agree with “Elizabeth” will be consistent and support legislation forcing unmarried women to put any children born to them out of wedlock up for adoption, right?

Your answer is “no?”

How so if you're willing to infringe upon the right of a motorcyclist to ride without a helmet because it infringes on your “right not to pay” for someone else's stupidity. Indeed, consider the following by columnist Ann Coulter on the subject:

“(T)he leading cause of all social pathologies is single motherhood. … The statistics are so jaw-dropping that not giving up an illegitimate child for adoption ought to be considered child abuse. Various studies have shown that children raised by a single mother comprise about 70 percent of juvenile murderers, delinquents, teenaged mothers, drug abusers, dropouts, suicides and runaways.

“…A 1990 study by the Progressive Policy Institute showed that, after controlling for single motherhood, the difference in black and white crime rates disappeared. Meanwhile, adopted kids, on average, turn out better than even biological kids raised in two-parent families.

“…We could wipe out chronic poverty in America tomorrow if only women would get married before having children or give up their illegitimate kids for adoption. … A 2008 study led by Georgia State University economist Benjamin Scafidi conservatively estimated that single mothers cost the U.S. taxpayer $112 billion every year…”

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm certainly not advocating that we start ripping newborns from the arms of unmarried women. However, those who hide behind the “right not to pay” argument need to understand the dangerously slippery slope they're heading down.

As Ronald Reagan once said, “I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves. That's one of our sacred rights — to be stupid.”

• Chuck Muth is president of Citizen Outreach and blogs at _www.MuthsTruths.com_ . He may be reached at _chuck@citizenoutreach.com_ ( .

Monday, July 18, 2011

Here's why America is in such trouble.

We were in Minneapolis over the weekend with the pickup and trailer to drop off the motorcycle for some work.  That is to say:  I drove up on Friday to do that, and it rained....a lot.  The rain didn't bother me a bit, except when my windshield fogged up, the A/C is not working...big deal.

On Saturday we were driving around looking at motorcycles, heading north to another dealer.  I saw a sign along the road, one of those fancy lit up wordy signs that said:  I35W closed at 694 due to flooding.

We drove 35W from the south end to nearly the north end, must have seen 5 of those signs.  We really wanted to take 35W to 694 and go west so we could go north the shortest way to the dealer....but I wasn't going to chance the flooded road!  We went quite a ways out of our way to avoid the flooded road.  Didn't exactly find a motorcycle, but made it to dinner on time, which is off topic.

Fast forward to Sunday news.  They had a story about the flooded road with a nice long camera shot of ALL the cars parked on the road whose drivers must not have seen the signs, read the signs and understood the message.  It's not like there were 10 cars sitting there....there were Hundreds....and they must have been there for hours.  I'm sure that most of them were sitting there saying:  "why didn't they put up some road closed signs or barricades?"  They did put up some signs.  Lots of signs.  I don't know why the state didn't put some blockage on the road at the last exit.....but I do know why.....the state gov't has shut down due to no budget.  No one is on duty to put up sawhorses.  Although, I do imagine that they could have called someone with the county.....

But!  the signs said!  ROAD CLOSED  How hard is that to understand???  The damn road is closed, so don't go there. 

So I can just hear all those people sitting there in the heat...whining about how it's not their fault that they are stuck there when they could have taken the same exit that I took...

Come on, smart...THINK.  Be observant!

Ok, so I remembered the rest of the story.  We were cruising up the freeway heading for hwy 95 to go west to the MC dealer.  I saw a sign that said:  road construction from 8 to 95, expect delays.  I don't know where 8 is, I don't know how far it is between the 2...I do know that when the road turned into a parking lot just beyond the exit....we took the exit!  I figgered:  this road must run west, right?  And so it did...took us where we needed to go.  Road closures and construction projects did not delay us for more than a minute.  The detour took some time and burned some extra gas....but it beat the crap out of sitting there for hours. 

When driving, do you ever look into a car to see if they're using a gps?  I do.  Of course, in a bus, I get a good look into the car where if you're in a small/short car you may not be able to see the window of the car next to you.  LOTS of people are using a gps ALL the time.  You'd think that pretty soon they'd know where they were going, right?  WRONG.  Depending on someone or something to give you directions, even if you print them off mapfinderquest or the equivalent, you will not learn the area.  The only way to really learn an area is to study a map and then go exploring.  Point is....all those people with the gps thing could have turned off the interstate, and it would have rerouted them...they have no valid excuses, they can not get lost.

Can you tell I'm feeling pretty smart about my navigating on Saturday?  At the time, I looked at no map, I use no gps, I just relied on my memory of the map I saw the day before and logic. 

Where's the funny?  On the news  they interviewed a state trooper, he says:  "don't drive into standing water, you don't know how deep it is!"  and then the news shows a state trooper driving his car thru standing water.  He made it thru, or it'd have been really funny.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Here's the text from an email I got.  I think it's spam, but I'm really not sure.  What does it all mean?

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It's probably some weird religion thing, but it seems a lot like free word association.