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Lost spirit of freedom

Posted by Kevin Felts On April 22, 2014 0 Comments
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During the battle of San Jacinto April 21, 1836 9 Texans died, compared to the 1,360 Mexicans who lost their lives. The fighting quickly went from rifles to hand-to-hand. As the Texans overwhelmed the Mexicans, the Mexicans fled into the swamps and marshes.

In the book The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston, it is noted some of the Mexicans were screaming “Me no Alamo !” as Texans gave the Mexicans the same quarter that was shown at the Alamo and Goliad.

The battle only lasted about 18 minutes. But the slaughter continued for an hour or so after the main battle ended.




Random thoughts March 21 2014

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 21, 2014 0 Comments
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This post started off about Russian President Putin and how much of a failed leader our own president is. Then I got off on a tangent about free trade and jobs. The end result was just some kind of random thought article.

While looking for news on the Crimea situation I came across an article on the Wall Street Journal – Warnings From the Ukraine Crisis.

I do not fully agree with the author, but I do agree with a lot of what she says. One comment should ring a rang a wake up call for the United States,

We have been a nation divided for a long time. Whether the division was by race, sex, sexual preference, religion, political party,,, we have been and will continue to be a nation divided.

Since the late 1960s and 1970s we have become more divided with each passing decade. This division shows in the quality of our elected officials.




The Question That Needs To Be Asked

Posted by Kevin Felts On May 1, 2013 0 Comments

I would like to ask the readers of this blog a question, do you feel the United States is headed towards an armed rebellion?

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I often wonder how much more the middle class can take before something breaks?

How many jobs have to go to China?

How many taxes can the government levy?

How many people have to go on welfare?

How many illegal immigrants have to be allowed in the nation?

How many people have to die in this so called “war on terror?”

What has to happen before the people say enough is enough?




Cyprus Deal Pushes EU Closer To Revolution

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 25, 2013 0 Comments

Nation overspends, needs a bailout, part of the bailout is that the government seizes a percentage of savings accounts over 100,000 euro.

Government of Cyprus has turned into nothing more then common criminals. If Cyrpus can do this, what is stopping Spain, Ireland or even the united States from seizing bank accounts?




Our Shared Financial Future

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 20, 2013 0 Comments

There is an old saying, “no man is an island.” What affects my neighbor also affects me. If we take a look around the United States and Europe, we see one thing in common, the banks driving the nations into bankruptcy.

Whether its the United States, Cyprus, Spain,,, banks have made so many bad loans they have to be bailed out, and at the expense of the tax payer.

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In the long run this spells out two things – the banks end up with property is made bad loans on and later repossessed, and then the tax payer is in debt to the banks for their bad loans.

Cyprus – We should all be concerned about bank bailouts, and we should especially be concerned about what is happening in Cyprus. Instead of taxing the organizations who can afford it, the government is going to take 10% from all savings accounts across the nation.

Saving to buy a home? Saving to put your kids through college? Well, 10% of your money just disappeared.




Hugo Chavez Has Died

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 5, 2013 0 Comments

Following a long battle with cancer, Hugo Chavez has died.

For those of you who do not know my opinion Hugo Chavez, I think he was a great guy. Hugo took money from the oil companies to provide for the poor. Which is something the US government will not do.

While companies like Exxon and Microsoft skirt paying their taxes, Hugo Chavez made sure multi-billion dollar companies paid their fair share.

Several year ago Alaska was having a rather harsh winter. Hugo Chavez offered to donate heating oil to needy families for free. While the United States government sat by and did nothing, Hugo Chavez stepped forward to help those that needed help. In their arrogance the people rejected the help offered by Hugo.

Why was Hugo Chavez painted as a villain? Because he stood up to the United States, and he stood up to the oil companies.




Post Office Saturday Delivery A Sign Things To Come

Posted by Kevin Felts On February 7, 2013 0 Comments

The reason why the post office is having problems, they are not allowed to have a cash surplus. Any profit the post office makes has to be turned over to the federal government.

Like all other federal programs, the post office has been raided to fund other projects – military, welfare, food stamps, foreign aid,,,.

It’s not that the post office is broke, its federal governments out of control spending that is the problem.

The United States is bankrupt, and its just a matter of time before the bill is due.Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalist

Instead of making companies like google and exxon pay their fair share in taxes, the government gives tax breaks to corporations, taxes the middle class, then bankrupts programs like the post office.

Our roads are falling apart, the US is lagging behind on internet access, our standard of living is declining, social security and social security disability are going broke, and now the government is cutting out saturday delivery of the mail.




US Economy Shrank 0.1 Percent In Last Quarter 2012

Posted by Kevin Felts On January 30, 2013 0 Comments

Surprise, surprise, surprise, the US economy shrank 0.1% in the last quarter of 2012. That 0.1% may not seem like a lot, but the real story its much worse then 0.1%.

Take these factors into consideration:

The economy shrank during the biggest spending time of the year – Thanksgiving and Christmas. If the economy shrank during Christmas, that says people do not have expendable income.Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalist

The economy shrank during one of the biggest panic buying phases in the firearms industry since the 1994 assault rifle ban.

Not only were people spending money on Christmas, but they were also buying all the guns, ammunition and magazines they could get their hands on,,,, and the economy still shrank.

One thing that caused a slowdown in the economy was a reduction in military spending. The question I have to ask, why does government spending play such an important roll in the economy? Maybe the government does not want the people to know how bad the economy really is?




Random Thoughts January 27 2013

Posted by Kevin Felts On January 27, 2013 0 Comments

The nation is screwed, and I mean royally screwed.

National Debt

The government is so far into debt, there is no way future generations can pay off the debt. As of the posting of this article the US Government is $16.4 trillion in debt. With credit card debt and student loan debt, we owe more like $58 trillion.Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalist

We are throwing millions of dollars to illegal immigrants. Between 2009 and 2011 we spent around $91 million on health care for illegal immigrants.

Social Security disability is expected to go bankrupt by 2016.

Congress is looking for ways to allow millions of illegal immigrants to become citizens.




Maybe We Need Less Prisons

Posted by Kevin Felts On January 14, 2013 0 Comments

Maybe we need less prisons and more reform. Instead of putting people in prisons, or putting them on probation where they have to pay a probation fee, maybe we need more trade schools and colleges?

Maybe we should build a school next to every public housing project? When someone enters public housing they are automatically enrolled in the attached school?

For single parents, child care would be provided so the parent can attend school.

What promoted this post? It was an article on Fox News – European courts spare accused pedophile, hacker from American justice

With over 100 million people receiving welfare, and since our prisons are full, maybe its time to reform society?

Maybe something went terribly wrong in the past 100 years? Something that has to be fixed before society breaks?




Republicans Are Isolating Voters

Posted by Kevin Felts On January 2, 2013 1 Comment

By demanding tax breaks for the upper crust, and demanding spending cuts for everyone else, the republican party is isolating voters.

Business Insider said Republicans Are Economic Terrorists

As a Republican and Libertarian, I have to ask what are the party leaders thinking?

The nation has overspent since the arms race of cold war. Once the cold war was over, military spending continued to spiral out of control. Coupled with welfare and corporate welfare, we are broke. We are past broke, we are 16 trillion in debt, and climbing, or rather sinking.

Who in their right mind would argue against the rich paying their fair share?

Capital gains pays less taxes then regular income,

Companies like facebook and google can offshore to lower their tax burden,

But yet, everyday working people are taxed till it hurts.




Why should we bring children into the world

Posted by Kevin Felts On October 2, 2012 0 Comments

I thought about putting this in off topic, but since the discussion will revolve around the current political situation, I decided to put it here.

If we go back 100, 200, 500, 1000 years we had rampant disease, periodic starvation, wars,,, and people still reproduced.

Today, we live in an oppressive society that is overly regulated.

The US is deep in debt, and has no solution in sight.

Seems every nation and their brother and sister has nuclear weapons.

Cost of living has outpaces wages.

With all of this and more, why would anyone want to bring a child into the world?




Is the United States prepared for a major conflict

Posted by Kevin Felts On October 1, 2012 0 Comments

Infrastructure – Have you been keeping up to date on our infrastructure? We can not even keep our bridges updated, how are we supposed to fight a war with a major world power?

How many power plants have been built in the past 25 years? Not enough to stop rolling blackouts in peak summer months. If we can not even keep the lights on, how are we supposed to fight a war?

How many steel factories have been closed over the past 30 years?

Do we have the capability to make enough steel to build ships?

Shipyards – How many shipyards have been closed in the 1980s? Maybe dozens. Shipyards all along the gulf coast have been closed and demolished over the past 30 years.

In the early 1980s as the U.S. started importing more oil from OPEC, the need for offshore drilling rigs declined.

Two major shipyards in the southeast Texas area closed in the 1980s – Livingston shipyard in Orange Texas and Bethlehem shipyard in Beaumont Texas. Both shipyards were stripped and the equipment sold off to the highest bidders.

The old American Bridge yard in Orange Texas is still in place.




The US can not continue on its current path

Posted by Kevin Felts On April 29, 2012 0 Comments

The US can not continue on its current path of excessive spending, Tax payers are not the cash cow for fortune 500 companies, The FBI is not the private security firm for hollywood or the recording industry of America, Public funds should not be used to bail out banks, Public funds should not be used  [ Read More ]




The breaking point

Posted by Kevin Felts On October 30, 2011 Comments Off

There is unrest in the streets, the people have had enough, our government is corrupt, our factories are closing, our jobs are shipped to china, price of food is going through the roof,,, how much more can we take?

I think if we continue on the current path, the number of people drawing social benefits, and the number of people out of work will drive this nation to a breaking point.

Local governments will not be able to raise enough tax dollars to support themselves, but the people will continue to demand schools, social programs,,,, until something has to break.

I think there are 2 factors working against the US, free trade and too many social benefit programs.