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Politically Correct Racial Terms

Politically Correct Racial TermsPlease Rate This Article If blacks are called african-americans, then why aren’t: whites called euorpean-americans; mexicans called central-american-americans, or better yet, spanish-central-american-americans; brazilians – portuguese-south-american-americans; Maybe mexicans should be called spanish-americans, instead of latinos? Canadians should be called French-Americans. Since we do not want to discriminate against any certain country, mexicans could […]

I Will Not Buy Diablo III

Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalistI will not be buying Diablo III, and neither should you.

Unlike the vast majority of zombies that bought Diablo III, I played the original Diablo and Diablo II “back in the day”. The day Diablo II was released, and was standing in front of Best Buy in Beaumont Texas 15 minutes before the store opened.

Diablo was an epic game for the time period. When the internet was new, and a lot of games were using IPX/SPX, Diablo came with built in TCP/IP support, and game making through battle.net.

Up until the release of Diablo you had to either have a dedicated server (like quake and quakeworld) or host the game on your computer and your buddies connect to your game. On dial up, hosting a game on your computer was a nightmare for everyone besides the person hosting the game. Diablo changed all of the rules for multiplayer game. No more having to lease a server, no more having to keep the server updated, no more security issues,,, and everything else that came with running your own server.

What kind of digital rights management did Diablo have? You had to have the CD in the CD player to play the game. When Diablo was installed, there was only about 30 megs of data stored on the hard drive, the rest ran off the CD.

Diablo had 3 character classes – Rogue, Warrior and Sorcerer. For the time period, having three different characters was awesome.

Welfare roaches after a disaster

When you have 2 and 3 generations of a family on government benefits, people grow up “thinking” that is how they are supposed to live.

I know a certain family first hand, the mom has 5 or 6 kids, she does not work, and the dad makes barely above minimum wage. The family has been drawing food stamps for close to 20 years. One of the kids is in her mid 20s and works. Another girl is around 19 years old. Think about that. The 20 year old was raised on food stamps from birth all the way until she became an adult. And now, the 20 year is pregnant, has no education, and does not work.

The 19 year old claims she is bipolar and is disabled. Guess what, the government signed off on it, and she draws a monthly disability check. What the hell is that? How can someone capable of working able to draw disability?

With the Hurricane Katrina people at the shelter, I saw a lot of young pregnant ladies, whos baby daddy would not work. The mom and baby bring in food stamps and whatever else they can get, and the baby daddy is along for the ride.

The Natural State Of Mankind

Tackle box in a boat while on a fishing trip

The way people live in cities, all bunched up together like chickens in a coop is not the natural state of mankind.

For tens of thousands of years mankind lived in small nomadic groups. They had land to farm, land to roam, river and streams to fish from, land to hunt on and land to migrate on. Groups traded between each other, and were pretty much self sufficient.

Today, we live in cities that group people together like livestock.

What happens when you put too many chickens in a coop? They start pecking at each other. Let the chickens out in the yard, or free range, and they are fine.

Humans are natural born predators; we fish, we hunt and we eat. Living in cities with our artificial grocery stores suppresses those natural predator feelings.

Like chickens going to a feeder, or hogs going to a feed trough, so people go to the local grocery store or fast food place and get their food.

Easily Food Breeds Laziness and Obesity

Rainy weekend

Rainy weekendPlease Rate This Article We have a rainy weekend on the way.  Looks like a good chance to catch up on some reading, clean some of my firearms, and maybe write a couple of blog post. 55MCTC92JR7N SDX4GZH75S8V

Spoon Fed Sheeple

survivalistI thought about titling the article, “spoon fed people”, but decided “sheeple” would be a better description. Maybe “spoon fed cattle” would be a good title? Kinda like cattle being led to the slaughter.

Spoon fed sheeple can not think for themselves. These are the people that sit around watching the TV, and never question what they see.

Sheeple go to the poles and vote for the same two political parties year after year and never ask any questions.

Sheeple never speak up when government does something wrong.

Sheeple never protest.

Sheeple never speak up.

Sheeple never question the government.

Sheeple never question their elected officials.

Sheeple stay in debt, debt adds purpose to their lives.

Sheeple live their lives blind to what is going on around them. As long as they are in debt and have a job, everything is fine.

Most hated book in the world

survivalistWhat is the most hated book in the world? I would have to say the Bible.

Why is the bible hated? Because it speaks the truth. The undeniable truth that we should love one another.

Why do so many people try to discredit the bible

When we have a limited amount of information from a time period, and that information is discredited, what are we left with?

If we discredited Caesar’s commentaries on the Gallic wars, what would we be left with? Are we to say the commentaries are a work of fiction? How do we prove the Gallic wars ever happened? Besides writing, what do we have to prove that Julius Caesar ever lived?

Cost of health care pisses me off

survivalistWhy do I have a copay when I pay for health coverage, but the welfare leeches get their healthcare for free?

My wife needs a surgery, so far we are out close to $2,000 just for copays and deductible. What the hell is going on with this nation? Medicare / Medicaid is taken out of my paycheck, but I can not use it? Not only do I have to pay into the medicare/medicaid system, but I also have to pay for my families health care, plus deductibles.

The welfare parasites can sit on their ass at home, never have to look for a job, get free medical coverage, free dental, free vision,,,, all at the tax payers expense.

It pisses me off that I have to pay my insurance + a copay, while people on the medicare system do not have to pay anything, or have to pay very little.

I am not not saying that “everyone” on medicare does not deserve it.

I “am” saying there is a lot of abuse of the system.

Welfare is supposed to be a support system, and not a way of life. The problem is, too many people have made welfare a way of life.

My wife and I know a young lady that is around 18 or 19 years old. A few months ago she squeezed out the families third generation of welfare recipients. Someone explain to my how that is “supposed” to work out? How does society tolerate generations of people to live on welfare?

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The guy who lived in a van

The guy who lived in a vanPlease Rate This Article Back in the late 1980s and into the early 1990s, I worked with a guy who lived in his van in the company parking lot. The company did not seem to mind, as someone was on the company property 24/7. Having the van in the […]

Locking the doors

survivalistOver the past few months I have gotten in the habit of locking the doors during the day. The doors have always been locked at night. But here lately I have been keeping the doors locked during the middle of the day.

Security is not a serious concern during the day. My wife and I live in a low crime rate area. There is rarely, if ever, a serious crime around here.

The doors are locked to set a boundary line between my wife and I, and the rest of the world.

Boundaries are an important part of life. Even though millions of illegal immigrants do not care about boundaries, that does not mean the rest of us do not give a crap.

We face boundaries everyday. Think about the boundaries we face on a daily basis. There are boundaries on the road, at the job, in relationships, while shopping,,, everything we do is somehow limited by a boundary.

Grilling on Memorial day weekend

Memorial Day CookoutMemorial day is the day we should take a little time out of our busy schedules to thank those that served this great nation. If it were not for those that are willing to lay down their lives, the rest of us would not have the freedoms we enjoy in our everyday lives.

What are you cooking for Memorial Day?

My wife and I started thursday evening when we put the ribs in a marinate. A slab of pork ribs were cut up into sections with 3 ribs each.

Saturday morning the pit was fired up with oak wood.

The pit was given about an hour to heat up, then the ribs were put on.

2 1/2 hours later the pork chops and chicken legs were put on.

About an hour before everything was supposed to come off the pit, the boudin, sausage and hot dogs for the kids were put on the grill.

Prison of your mind

survivalistWould you believe me if I told you were in prison right now? For the most part of your life you have been in prison, a prison of your mind.

Where did this prison come from? Our prison comes from our society and our culture. Our prison are the things that we “think” we have to do. We have to go to school, we have to go to college (and go into student debt), we have to buy a home or rent and stay in debt, we have to buy a car (more debt), we have to have children, we have to pay taxes, we have to celebrate predefined holidays – christmas, easter, valentines day,,,, and so on.

There are different levels of prisons, with some being worse then others.

The worst prison we put ourselves in, is the prison of debt

Debt is a parasite that slowly sucks the life out of its victim. But for some reason we have been taught that we should go into debt. Why does society think we should use credit cards, why should we buy a new car, why do we have to buy a fancy home, why do we have to live at the edge of our means?

If you listen to the experts on the economy, the more money people save, the worse the economy. Our economy is driven by people spending money. Spending money is what we should not be doing, we should be saving money.

We spend money, we run pout of money, we ask a bank for a loan, the bank then has control over our lives. Get behind on a car note, or house note, you can find yourself in dire straits.

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Hard work does not always equal success

survivalistWhile writing the article why do we miss the past, I kept thinking about the time and effort people put into working at the welding shops in southeast Texas. The more I thought about the working conditions, the lack of proper benefits and how the workers were exploited, the more irritated I became.

There was once a time when working in a welding shop equaled a good living. There was once a time the hard work was recognized, appreciated and rewarded. But those times are long gone.

Working Conditions

You think its hot outside in July and August? Try crawling inside a piece of pipe that has been heated to 350 – 400 degrees so you can weld on it. Certain types of metal, such as chrome, require the metal to be preheated before you can weld on it. If the metal is not heated to a certain temperature before you weld on it, the weld can crack.

You think the dust in your house makes you sneeze? How would you like to blow your nose, and the rag be black? The dust from the grinding and gouging collects in your nose. Just think what its doing to your lungs.

Some companies act like worker safety plays second place to production. There were places I worked where we did not have fans to blow fresh air into sections of pipe we were working inside of. There were times when my lungs felt like they were being choked from the welding fumes. Times when the grinding dust made my lungs hurt for days.

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Why do we miss the past

survivalistWhy do we miss the past so much? Why do we look back and say “those were good times”, even if the times were not “that” great?

Career Path

I grew up in a little town in southeast Texas called Bridge City. My parents moved to Bridge City sometime around 1976. After I graduated high school I got married and bought a home.

Fast forward 14 years, my wife and I divorced and I moved to the Conroe / Montgomery area for a few years.

In 2003 my new wife and I moved back the Bridge City area.

After I finished high school I went to work for a welding shop. Between 1986 – 1999 and 2003 – 2004 I collected around 15 years experience in the fabrication of ASME certified pressure vessels and heat exchangers.

During that 15 years I learned a lot (not all) of the welding shops in southeast Texas take joy in paying low wages and exploiting workers. The low pay was one reason why I had to leave the Bridge City area. To those fab shop owners that get some kind of sick kick out of exploiting their employees, screw you. There is a special place in hell for greedy bastards like you.

Even with 15 years experience working in various welding shops for around 15 years, the wage I was earning did not allow my wife and I to buy a home. The home prices were so inflated that the average middle income wage earner could not afford to buy. In the end the lack of decent wages and bloated housing market drove my wife and I out of the Bridge City area.

A Nation of Waste and Gluttony

Kevin Felts, blogger and political commentator

survivalistThe U.S. has turned into a nation of waste and Gluttony.

We probably throw away more food at buffet bars then some families see in a month.

We spend as much money on weddings as our homes cost. When did it become “ok” to have a wedding that cost, $20k, $30k, or even $50 thousand dollars?

We buy vehicles that cost almost as much as our homes.

Our children are spoiled with the latest and greatest of electronic toys.

Obesity is turning into an epidemic.

A record number people are receiving government assistance.

We give our jobs to china so we can exploit cheap labor.

We allow illegal immigrants into the nation so they can do backbreaking work few others want to do.

We turn to the government to fix our problems.

Our children have the newest brand name shoes built in overseas sweatshops.

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