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Changing Demographics of the United States

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On election day, November 6, 2012 it became clear the voting demographics of the United States has changed. White working class, heterosexual, conservative, are no longer the majority. We are still out here, but we no longer hold the majority of the vote.

Instead of white conservatives holding the majority, a collection of special interest groups and liberals hold the majority.

How did obama win the election? Because he won the votes of liberals, blacks, hispanics, and gays. People are no longer unified behind a common idea. Instead, we are divided along racial, religious, ideology and economic lines.

People no longer vote for what is best for the nation, they vote for their special interest groups.

Hispanics

Why did obama win the hispanic vote? Because he talked about giving millions of illegal immigrants amnesty. A family member of an illegal immigrant voted for his cousin to stay in the nation, and that is why obama won the hispanic vote. Lets not worry about the fact that illegals are breaking the law.

If someone wants to become a US citizen, let them start by following our laws.

We can not blame someone for wishing to better their lives, and the lives of their children.

But if someone breaks our laws, then we can blame them for their willful neglect.  Illegal immigrants willfully break our laws.

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Why did Romney lose

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Here we are post-election scratching our heads and wondering what went wrong. Did obama win, or did romney lose? Obama won the election, but did romney help obama win the election?

The truth is, he should have never made it past the primaries. When the republican party elected romney as their candidate, the election was lost.

The more people learned about romney, the less they liked him.

Romney has too much baggage.

1 – The way romney made his money. There is nothing wrong with making money, it was “how” romney made his money that working class people disagree with.

Romney did not create anything. His investment firms bought, striped and then resold. That is not what made America great.

You not know what made America great? We built stuff. People like Henry Ford, people that created a product that people wanted.

What jobs did romney create, what factories did he have built? All I heard about was him and his investment firms sending jobs to china.

2 – Taxes. Working class people pay their fair share of taxes, and we expect our leaders to pay their fair share of taxes as well.

Exploiting tax loopholes with offshore banking accounts is not cool. That kind of behavior looks like romney was trying to hide something.

Why didn’t romney release his tax history? Was he trying to hide something?

3 – NRA rating / gun control. Romney does not have a clear record on gun regulation. In 2004 romney signed an assault-weapons ban.

Then he turns around and says he supports the right to own firearms.

This back-and-forth behavior does not go over well with gun owners. You can not sign an assault rifle ban, then turn around and say you support gun ownership.

If you want to win over gun owners, you have to make your stance very clear.

4 – No new ideas. What new ideas did romney bring to the table? Repeal the income tax? Stop free trade? Bring our factories back from china?

How was romney any different then obama, the bushs or clinton?

The working class knows how to fix the nation, and that is to stop free trade and bring our factories back from china.  But none of the people running for office will tell the people what they want to hear.

Stupid reelected obama

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There is an old saying “stupid is as stupid does.” In this case stupid reelected obama.

What the hell is wrong with people? Why would anyone vote for obama?

Why would you vote for someone that would force you to buy a product? Would you tolerate walmart forcing you to buy something? How about target? Would you shop at walmart or target if you were forced to buy a product from them? But that is what obama is doing with your health insurance.

obama signed the NDAA into law. Which allows the government to detain US citizens without due process of law? Why would anyone vote for 4 more years of that?

I is a sad survivalist.

Why did romney lose?

1, Because the republicans picked someone that was not qualified to run against obama.

2, not enough people vote third party.

Voting for obama is like dividing by zero, it defies the laws of common sense.

This is why the founding fathers did not want the public electing the president, because people are stupid. But then again, the electoral college is not much better.

Why would anyone on the electoral college vote for someone who has US citizens killed? Anwar al-Aulaqi and his 16 year old son were both US citizens, and our government killed him with no judge or jury.

Instead of filing murder charges against obama, the electoral college reelects him?

What the hell is wrong with people?

Why was it wrong for nazi Germany to kill its own citizens, but we are doing the exact same thing.

He is a terrorist, kill him. No trial, no evidence, no nothing but an accusation.

And the people and the electoral college elect those types of people into office?

Our political system has failed to protect the people, and the failed to protect the best interest of the nation.

Besides being black why would anyone vote for obama

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Do you want to know what amazes me about voters in the USA?  Its the level of stupidity.

If you want an example, look at the number of people who voted for obama.  The question is, why did they vote for him?  I am going to guess its because he is black.

Murder of US citizens – Would you vote for someone that approves of US citizens being killed without a trial? That is what happened with Anwar al-Aulaqi and his 16 year old son. How can people turn a blind eye to the government murdering its own citizens? And then the people want those officials elected back into office? What was Anwar al-Aulaqi guilty of? He spoke out against the government of the United States.

Detaining with no due process – Would you like to be arrested and detained forever? No access to a lawyer, no bail, no contact with friends or family,,,, no nothing but a prison cell. Get a speeding ticket, its off to prison forever. Sound silly? But that is what has happened. The US government has detained suspected terrorist for a decade. Obama promised to close the prison camps, but we see how far that went.

Obama signed the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) into law. Which allows the government to detain people with no due process. What doe that mean? It means federal agents can kick in your front door in the middle of the night, and you will just “disappear”.

One of the corner stones of our legal system is that no person shall be devoid of life, liberty or property without due process of law.  But yet our government can kill US citizens at will?

And people vote for that kind of government, are they stupid or just retarded?  At least retards have an excuse for poor decisions.  What excuse do people have for voting for obama?

Forcing you to buy a product – Would you approve of someone ordering you to purchase a product? Go to the local grocery store, decide you do not want anything. As you walk out the doors a police officer is there who orders you to return to the store until you buy something. If you do not buy anything, you will be issued a ticket. But instead of a grocery store and the police, its the IRS who is going to be fining people who do not buy insurance.

You think the middle class is having a rough time now? Just wait until they are forced to buy healthcare insurance.

You think small businesses are having a rough time? Just want until they have to start providing healthcare to their employees.

Someone tell me why anyone would vote for obama?

Jobs and free trade – Were you hoping obama would bring jobs back to the USA? Then why is he signing free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia? Do you really think people in Panama and Colombia can afford a new Chevy truck? Those free trade agreements are so companies can exploit cheap labor in those countries.

How are we supposed to get jobs when obama continues to give our jobs away?

You want to know where the middle class will be working in a few years?  At places like walmart, starbucks, mcdonalds, burger king,,, because the good paying manufacturing jobs are going overseas.

Someone explain to me why anyone would vote for obama?

I voted for Gary Johnson

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I voted early, and I voted for Gary Johnson of the Libertarian party.

Why did I vote for Gary?

Because I vote for real change.

Besides voting for Gary Johnson, I voted straight line Libertarian party in all local, state and federal seats up for election.

Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalistAs long as the people keep voting the same two political parties into office, nothing will ever change or improve.

Why should an elected official care if the people are mad? The people are just going to vote the person back into office again and again and again.

When the elected officials see there parties are losing ground, and they are going to be voted out of office, maybe they will start supporting the people.

People get tunnel vision in voting for the president, and forget the popular vote does not count. The president is not elected by the people.

The founding fathers knew regular people were too stupid to elect the president, and they were right. Regular everyday people do not stay up on the issues or current events. If everyday working people stayed up on the issues, the two major parties would have been kicked out of office 100 years ago.

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Random Thoughts October 18 2012 State of the Nation

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Over the past few weeks I have been posting some of these random thoughts articles.  This type of format gives me the chance to address a wide range of topics in a single post.

What I would like to discuss in this post is the state of the nation.

The United States is going to hell in a handbag, and none of the talking heads in Washington seem to care.  Either they don’t care, or they have been paid not to care.

Food stamp program has increased 100 percent under President Barack Obama.  According to an article on the Daily Caller, food stamp participation is up 100% over the past 4 years.

When obama was elected president the people were hoping for change, but is that the type of change yall were wanting?

Do not blame me for obama getting into office, I voted Libertarian Party.

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Random Thoughts October 10 2012

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Guess its time for another random thoughts article.

Romney and the elections

Holy crap, really republicans? Romney is our best ticket to beat obama? I usually vote straight line Libertarian party. But when there is not anyone on the Libertarian ticket I usually vote republician. When I have to vote democrap, I think about bill clinton signing nafta into law, and the untold number of jobs we have lost to Mexico.

Not that the republicans are much better. But if we are going to get someone on the republican ticket, at least let them be pro gun.

Whatever happened to all of the people that were supposed to vote for Ron Paul? Whatever happened to the Ron Paul revolution that was going to change America? I guess everyone forgot about that when it came time to vote.

If so many people were going to vote for Ron Paul, how did romney get the nomination?

Now we have to sit through the debates and watch mcdonalds and burger king argue which one has the better food. Why do we have to go to burger king or mcdonalds, why cant we go to sonic?

The democrats and republicans have brainwashed the people into believing they only have two choices.

I am here to tell you you have more then two choices. If you want real change, when you go to the polls, vote Libertarian Party.

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Random thoughts September 16 2012

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2012 Elections

How the hell did obama get elected? Is romney the best the republican party can offer? My opinion on the 2012 elections, the average american is a idiot. the majority of the people out there have no business voting, much less picking our elected officials.

When the people keep voting the same idiots into office year after year, nothing is going to change.

If the people want real change, first they have to change the way they vote.

When a republic breaks, its not the government that breaks, its the people that are broken. The way we vote our elected officials into office (the two party system) is broken.

You got to restaurant A, the service is lousy and the food is terrible.

You decide to go to restaurant B, the service is lousy and the food is terrible just like A.

Do you go back to A, or do you give C and D a try?

With voters logic, you keep going between A and B hoping things get better, while ignoring those new places down the road C and D.

The average American voter is too stupid to vote third party. How are we supposed to fix the nation when the same two parties are voted into office over and over?

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what if obama is reelected

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The economy is still bouncing around. Some people say we are in a recovery, while others say we are heading into a second recession.

What is the worst thing that can happen?

I think the absolute worst thing that can happen is for obama to be reelected.

The second worst thing that can happen, is for mitt to be elected.

The US is on a road of self-destruction. Unless there is a total change of leadership, there is no getting off the path.

Even if a lot of new people are elected into congress, there will bee too many old dogs left in place to stop any real change from happening.

Excessive spending

Back in the 1980s, we outspent the russians on military spending. It was impossible for the russians to keep up, so they gave up.

The problem is, the level of spending never stopped. We have so many social benefits programs now, its crazy.

Where do we cut the spending at? Should money for roads be cut, how about free school lunches, food stamps, low income public housing, foreign aid.

Where are the obama spending cuts? Or are we just going to continue spending until the US goes bankrupt.

So where do we cut the spending?

In 2008 the federal government bailed out the banks and wall street. From what it looks like, anytime a bank gets in trouble, the government is going to bail them out. But what about the everyday person that needs help? We do not get bailed out. Its just the opposite, we lose everything we have.

For things to change, there has to be a reduction in spending. The problem is, people that are drawing social benefits think they are entitled to something. I know for a fact there are people out there that know how to play the system. One baby gets grown and out the door, its time to squeeze out another one, just to keep the welfare checks and food stamps coming.

If there was a reduction in food stamps, or other welfare programs, there would be massive panic, outrage and protest in the streets.

Without food stamps, how do we expect people to eat? Can we really expect the freeloaders to get a job? Yea right, I seriously doubt it.

There are some people on food stamps that just need a helping hand, and that is fine.

Then there are the people who work the system, draw benefits from the government and have no intention of getting a job.

Foreign Aid

Then there is the foreign aid. Why are we sending money overseas when we have homeless and hungry people on our streets.

Foreign aid has been around for decades and its probably not going anywhere anytime soon.

Has obama stopped foreign aid?

Free trade

Free trade is a cancer that is eating away at our nation, and has been eating away for over close to 2 decades.

Obama is not going to do anything about free trade. Even if we elect a bunch of new people into congress they can not do anything about trade.

Trade is up to the president, and obama is not going to do anything about it.

In the past 4 years obama has made things worse for this nation

Mandated insurance
obama signed HR 347, which established no free speech zones
obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (Senate Bill 1867)

If anything, obama has striped more rights away from people then any other president.

We need to ask ourselves, do we need 4 more years of this?

Post your comments in this forum thread – what will happen if obama is re-elected?

Buy your supplies and stack them deep

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Stockpiling food for SHTFAs I am sitting here watching the news, there is little voice in the back of my head telling me the US is going to hit rock bottom. Unless Ron Paul gets elected, things are just going to continue to get worse. GOD help us if someone like mit or rick perry gets elected, because they are not going to help anyone besides the bankers.

What I see happening is tensions between the US and china and tensions between the US and iran to continue to rise. Compounded with that, congress is talking about cutting the defense budget.

Let me see if I get this right, iran is continuing to enrich uranium, and the US congress wants to cut money from the defense? When your enemies are building nuclear weapons, shouldn’t we at the very least maintain our current rate of military spending?

There are several directions I see the US going during 2012:

1. iran builds a nuclear bomb, gives the bomb to a small group of terrorist who sneak it a cross the US-mexico border. From there its just a matter of time before a major US city has a nuclear weapon detonated in it.

Its not like a group of terrorist would even have to sneak a nuclear bomb across the border. Why not hire a truck and drive the bomb across? If 10 – 20 million illegal immigrants can find their way into the US, surely its not “that” difficult to get weapons across.

2. israel strikes iran, which threatens the supply of crude oil to russia and china. russia and china see the strike as a threat to their national security. In return, china and/or russia strike israel and the US.

3. The US goes broke, or continues to print money out of thin air. Either way its a lose-lose situation. Over the past few decades has spent more money then we can ever hope to repay. Its just a matter of time before the house of cards comes tumbling down

4. The drought that wiped out billions of dollars in crops comes back in 2012, which drives up prices. The US government will increase subsidies to farmers, which will continue to drive up the national debt. I have no issues with helping the farmers out, but instead of giving billions to foreign nations, why not keep that money here? Instead of giving the banks millions of dollars to bail them out from bad investments, lets give that money to the people. Or better yet, let the banks go belly up.

5. The absolute worst thing that can happen is for obama to get relected. obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law, which allows the government to detain US citizens without a trial.

What can you really say about a congress and president that wants to declare the US a battleground? From that declaration the government can detain citizens without a trial.

You might be saying “the government can not detain you without charging you with a crime”. Well, what happened with the Japanese-Americans during World War II? If it happened once, it can happen again.

Buy your food while its still cheap.

Vote third party, why are the democrats even on the ballot?

Buy your guns and ammunition while you can.

As 2012 progresses, I look for people to become worried. Worried people go into panic buying mode. As people start stockpiling food, guns and ammunition, I look for prices to go up.

Calm before the panic buying

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Calm before the SHTF panic stormThere is enough fear mongering these days without my help.  With that in mind, please remember that this article is just my personal opinion and it not meant to interpreted as fact.

I feel that we are in a calm before the storm. Not necessarily a SHTF storm, but a panic buying storm.

From August 2011 until the first part of 2012:

August and September:  Kids are starting back to school in the next few days, parents are having to buy back to school supplies, clothes, meet the teachers and get their kids shots caught up. Right “now” parents have a lot to think about and worry about besides prepping.

Labor day: is right around the corner.

October:  Halloween in October.

October and November: Hunting season starts.

November – thanksgiving.

December – Christmas and then New Years.

People have stuff to keep their minds occupied until the first part of 2012. After the turn of the year, I look for people attention to turn towards world events and the direction this nation is going.

After new years I think is when the panic buying mode is going to kick in – and especially after people start getting their income taxes back.

2012 – As 2012 progresses and the election season turns hostile, there is going to be a lot of propaganda on TV and the internet about the various people running for office. I look for this propaganda to have a side effect on the voters, and that is spreading fear through the general public.

I look for the debt talks to resume again, and I look for tension between the USA and the rest of the world (especially China) to increase.

Around April and May 2012 – is when I look for the panic buying to pick up, especially with the poor and low middle classes.  This is when people will start getting their income tax returns.  Instead of buying TVs, and other toys, people might turn to buying firearms, ammo and food.

Over the next few months (August – December 2011) people are going to be forking out money on school supplies, clothes, labor day, holidays, Christmas, new years,,,,,,,.   This is why I look for the “real” panic buying to kick in after people start getting their income taxes back in early – mid 2012.  Having to buy school supplies and getting ready for the holidays does not leave a lot of money for prepping.

My personal plan, and I am not suggesting that people do this, but buy whatever long term food supplies you can afford. If you have been thinking about buying #10 cans of freeze dried foods, please do so.

One of the issues with buying SHTF survival gear, it leaves less money for other stuff. Do not overspend on preps. Whenever possible, put money into a rainy day fund. If the federal government shuts the banks down, you want enough cash on hand for food and fuel.

When people start getting their income tax returns back, and have some extra money, that is when people might start buying in bulk.

Over the past few months I have been stockpiling fishing supplies like crazy. Everytime my wife and I went to the local sporting goods store I would grab some hooks, trotline string, artificial worms, extra monofilament line, new fishing pole and reel,,,,,.

On top of the fishing supplies I have been stocking up on food in mylar bags, canned goods and #10 cans.

Do I expect some kind of civil unrest, no,, or rather I hope not. With the extreme drought in Texas, crops are dying in the fields, and people are having to sell off their livestock, what kind of impact on food prices can we expect due to the failed crops, I do not know.

I want to be as honest as possible, and say right up front, I do not know what the future holds. I suspect food prices will go up, but only time will tell.

Over the next few months my preps will focus on food – and that means everything from mylar bags, to canned goods, to #10 cans of freeze dried foods.

In Short:
Save as money as possible
Buy as much food as your family can afford
Get caught up on your bills
Do not have any outstanding credit card bills
Do not have any high interest loans
Secure your possessions and your property
Communicate with your family about your plans

Post your comments in this forum thread about the calm before the storm.

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