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  • Senators chide freight railroads on delays

    09/11/2014 7:16:08 AM PDT · 32 of 56
    1st I.D Vet to thackney

    Its not just rail capacity. The congestion we saw last year cascaded throughout the system with the arrival of the polar vortex. When snow falls every switch that is lined for a new track/ movement needs to be swept clean so the mechanism can close.

    If it wont close due to ice, a trainman has to go out to chip ice/snow away then operate a switch- some times even if its a dispatch controlled switch.

    This compounds delays.

    As delays pile up, crew time is burning for every job that is moving freight. If Johnny switchman in Nebraska is having a crappy day cleaning switches, he can’t move freight from track A to any other tracks...which delay The fellas out on the main line waiting to cone in w their delivery.

    As the main line guys get held up, they run into hours of service problems at 12 hours. If that happens, a relief crew comes out, taking a rested crew off the roster, leaving one less regular crew to pull the next train...

    Its a manpower/tracking/logistics nightmare...

    Many of you are right, the RR has crapped out on local delivery in favor of oil and big money shipments. Our yard in Fresno is losing our intermodal service for fresh fruits/veggies/mail which will be replaced by ethanol or grain. Now all the local farmers have to send their stuff to Stockton’s intermodal facility adding 75-100 truck loads to our local freeways each day.

    The worst part is we are on one main track in many places with all the port traffic, and Amtrack to compete with. This makes for long days of moving a few sidings, then long waits before moving again while other priority traffic scoots by.

    Imagine if UPS delivery hubs were in the middle of the sticks with only a single-lane dirt road to move all their trucks into and out of the facility. Essentially thats how BNSF yards are out here in CA.

  • CA SB808 Need Help from Fellow Gun Owners Here

    09/08/2014 11:05:20 AM PDT · 10 of 17
    1st I.D Vet to atomic_dog

    For every bad law written there will be a black market created to get around it, or a smarter lawyer to negate its effect.

    :)

  • CA SB808 Need Help from Fellow Gun Owners Here

    09/08/2014 10:35:51 AM PDT · 8 of 17
    1st I.D Vet to Breto

    F@_k running away.

    We got the Ammo ban legislation nixed, might as well try to beat this too.

  • CA SB808 Need Help from Fellow Gun Owners Here

    09/08/2014 10:13:16 AM PDT · 3 of 17
    1st I.D Vet to InsidiousMongo

    Already sent my letter. Thanks!

    CA isn’t gone yet!

  • 7 Insects You'll Be Eating in the Future

    04/29/2014 10:57:53 PM PDT · 24 of 56
    1st I.D Vet to Lurkina.n.Learnin

    http://chapul.com/blog/tag/Cricket+flour

    Its not so far in the future. I saw this on Shark Tank recently. I believe I read somewhere there is a patent pending too.

    High protein...

  • Advice for an enlisted kid buying a first car

    04/01/2014 8:28:14 AM PDT · 57 of 98
    1st I.D Vet to dila813

    Lets run through the math:

    Buy a car - on terms, low down payment.

    12,000 is your purchase price. 2-5% interest for 5 years.

    Your first mile, its worth 6-7,000 dollars immediately losing value.
    You then spend 2-300 per month + insurance (100-200) + gas.
    so aprox $500 actual cost per month.

    500 x 72 months.

    You paid $36,000 out of pocket for something that will be worth 6000 dollars.

    Any guess why Joes end up broke and in debt when they finish their service?

    Buy an old junker car with four wheels, a roof and runs ok. Save the money for a few months you can find good cheap cars for cash in the $3000 range. It’ll mean lots of walking on post for the first few months, but in then end your car will be an asset to you by saving you money.

    Get a hobby, stay busy...set some goals and focus on them.

  • Obama to visit Fresno to discuss drought response

    02/09/2014 6:28:06 AM PST · 30 of 45
    1st I.D Vet to Haddit

    In other news:

    My wife said some other teachers posted that O was coming to Fresno. She said that afternoon someone had put up a tent across the street from the postoffce in NW Fresno with, “Impeach Obama Petition” sign out front.

    What she said next surprised me.

    “There was a massive line of people at that place.” She said with a little smile.

    IMO - the irritation with this goofball and his policies are boiling just below the surface. But then again, this is the heart of CA’s conservative core, so maybe it’s just a local aberration.

    I’m hopeful. After Hannity did his show on the Gov’t induced drought in Orange Cove, there was an outcry for support from the hispanic community as they’re the ones affected by drought the most in this area.

    my .02- all isn’t lost yet.

  • Defeating Darwin in Four Easy Steps

    02/07/2014 4:03:13 AM PST · 38 of 46
    1st I.D Vet to DariusBane

    Here’s what I don’t get about Christians (I’m one of a small bunch).

    Many times throughout the Bible the concept of “A Thousand years is like a day and a day is like a thousand years” to God. How is it we as Christians are forced into believing the beginning of time is fixed with statements such as this.

    If the Heavens and Earth were created in 6 days, yet the Bible clearly states that time is relative...how are we so stuck on this point? Wouldn’t the most correct answer seem to be that God created the Heavens and earth in a time period in which time didn’t yet exist as we know it?

    Everything else seems to fall in place with this in mind, right?

    its 3 am...my toddler woke me up... Hopefully my thinking isn’t too fragmented.

  • BNSF to invest $5 billion in its railroad in 2014

    02/06/2014 2:24:25 PM PST · 11 of 11
    1st I.D Vet to woodbutcher1963

    I couldn’t tell you what is happening on that side of the States. As for button pushers in KC. As for Chicago...I heard from some of our new engineers who went to KC to train...”thats where the railroad goes to die”, “those guys were the most negative and piss-poor attitude railroaders I’ve ever met...”

    Some of the delay has definitely been weather related. Here in CA we’ve had several of our fresh-veggie trains delayed or scrubbed because they couldn’t process it all back East.

    I think its a Region-wide issue IMO.

    As for button pushers...

    We have dispatchers in TX who run things out West and Dispatchers in San Bernardino who do as well. If a switch is stuck in one position, there are procedures in place for the crew to follow if that happens.

    And you’d be surprised who they’d hire. I have personally worked with Ex-Real Estate agents, former truck drivers, lumberjacks, firefighters etc. Most of them are weeded out at the application process as the Federal qualifications test is 300 questions and you need 90% to pass just to get a basic switchmans job.

  • BNSF to invest $5 billion in its railroad in 2014

    02/06/2014 5:40:07 AM PST · 5 of 11
    1st I.D Vet to Haiku Guy

    I work for BNSF, but I also have also read that Buffet picked up Phillips 66 which I believe is the company that patented some chemical process which allows better transportation of crude through pipe.

    Genius either way it goes...

    40% of our Rail workforce is able to retire in the next 5 years...and needless to say there are always jobs to be had for someone who wants a good job, not just a job “in my town”.

    If anyone reading this thread has a kid who is considering leaving the military, BNSF is hiring.

    Private Message me and I’ll provide more info.

  • Upgrade Iphone 4 to IOS 7.0 ?

    09/24/2013 12:44:17 PM PDT · 3 of 42
    1st I.D Vet to ez

    I just did mine two nights ago.

    There are some changes, but IMO it runs every bit as smooth as it did before.

    Nothing earth shattering, but it works, and well.

  • Obama Administration Repositioning Homeland Security Ammunition Containers

    08/29/2013 11:17:46 PM PDT · 12 of 28
    1st I.D Vet to Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

    Bingo.

    Someone with 300 dollars to spend needs to toss their flipping iphone 3,4,or 5 on the back of one of these trucks, and then track it using apples find my iphone app.

    It’ll locate it within a few hundred feet...

    any luck that person will have solar panel built into it so the phone doesn’t die.

    C’mon people. guerilla intel. :)

  • Do ya know, Free Republic Can't Run On Handsome Jim's Good Looks Alone?[FReepathon Thread XVI]

    07/28/2013 8:37:21 AM PDT · 9 of 660
    1st I.D Vet to onyx

    I’ve stayed off this topic for far too long, but I think now is the time.

    I love FR. Its 100 times better than Fox or any other “news” outlet out there.

    But, Fox is free, so are many of my other favorite sites.

    I’m really irritated that the leadership of this forum hasn’t adopted SOME of the ad-serving technology out there that can help pay the bills.

    Free is great if you have charity giving you money, but at some point, you need to grow.

    There is technology called “Adsense” by Google (yea I know, the “evil giant” of the web). The fact is, when you sign on with Adsense, Google serves ads based on the information on the page. Every ad that gets clicked, FR would get 40% of the ad revenue (approximately) of each Cost Per Click.

    With the volume of FR, this would likely take care of all of the money needs of FR on a weekly basis.

    There are other ways to get money as well, such as content locking which requires people to occasionally fill out offers, surveys etc. Advertising is how companies stay in business, when you’re on Rush, advertisers pay the bills, same with Glenn Beck, Fox, etc.

    I’m not saying FR should adopt the methods of these other media behemoths, but just putting my thoughts to words in frustration of seeing the “Beg-a-thon” we call fundraising.

    Is there a better way?

    Do I know exactly what FR business model is or why its avoided following the path of more successful forums? No. I just hope that we’ll consider some options that will help FR stay going. I for one can’t afford to give money to all my favorite causes...

    I won’t be responding to flames or disrespectful comments. I just thought I’d share my thoughts.

  • Latest Foreclosure Data May Be A Bad Sign For The US Housing Recovery

    08/10/2012 2:50:58 PM PDT · 4 of 10
    1st I.D Vet to pepsionice

    Me and an old army buddy did just that.

    I decided to start in Detroit...$8000 for the house, 12,000 for repairs and I have an offer for $60,000 this month.

    We pick up the pieces of rotted meat after the herd dies off.

    Call us vultures, call us opportunists, but its working.

    We make sure to give December free to our tenants with kids, and have had very few issues so far.

    I’m praying that I get more opportunities like this. I can’t change our national economy, but I can change my circumstances.

  • BNSF offers $10,000 reward for information about rail tampering

    09/27/2011 5:45:24 PM PDT · 23 of 40
    1st I.D Vet to 6SJ7

    It doesn’t take much to do what they did...But for them to delay 9 trains, someone has the know how on how the centralized track signaling control system works.

    I can see some of the Union crybabies doing something like this, but most of the conductors and engineers are just looking to return home safely...

  • LIMBAUGH: What Sarah Palin actually said... ‘The Quotable Rogue: Sarah Palin in Her Own Words’

    07/28/2011 2:01:21 PM PDT · 14 of 14
    1st I.D Vet to Old Badger

    nice work on hyper links...

    no doubt if you google “mrs palin” guess what will show up.

    Try reposting this with hyperlinked keywords such as

    sarah palin 2012 or some other variation for the upcoming election...

    good job.

  • Hundreds of union workers block grain train [3 days after ~100 union thugs arrested]

    07/16/2011 1:01:43 PM PDT · 39 of 45
    1st I.D Vet to Mariner

    I just hired on here in Fresno with BNSF.

    As a long time proponent of the free market, I was slightly out of my comfort zone with the union guys here at work.

    My first day we had several guys come in, and one of them was an ex army guy who had worked there for 15 years. He was black and one of the first things out of his mouth was “there are too many damn liberals in the world”.

    I almost laughed out loud. He was very professional and had good things to say about the BNSF and rail road. First experience...eh...neither here nor there.

    THEN...

    Four days later when we went out for our first boots on the ground training on the locomotives we had our two trainers and an engineer and the 4 trainees doing basic switching movements. Ok, two conductors (the standard) who happened to be our teachers, and one engineer on the job.

    I guess that raised hell from the union guys in the yard.

    “how can you guys take two jobs away from working men and just fill in with two guys who are already working?”

    My instructor caught it from all ends...and handled it promptly. I guess there is one old hen who loves to gripe and moan and spends much time cutting corners and reading into the rules to see how he can get out of working and still get paid.

    I come to work the next morning and drive past my instructor and this guy (who at the time I had never seen or heard of)...

    My instructor is yelling at this guy chewing him up one side and down the other... “and you can tell that to every other one of you clowns who are crying...” as I drive by...

    Ok, at the time I didn’t know what was going on...

    Later that afternoon I find out that most of the yard was griping, but little did we or they know that he posted that job locally for all the on call employees to sign in and would be hired for that job for that day.

    We have an extra board and 13 guys were called who could have come to work that day. Nope. Not one of them took the call or chose to work because they all thought it was a “tramp” job where you actually have to work.

    I was proud to see this guy swing a bat to “get things done” through the thick headed union guys. I”m sure I’ll have my hands full with some of them in the future, but its good to see common sense hasnt left all union brains..

  • Was Famous Picture of Obama during Bin Laden Raid a Fake?

    05/19/2011 11:13:14 AM PDT · 18 of 39
    1st I.D Vet to Goreknowshowtocheat

    As a former photographer, I’m guessing it was taken with a wide angle lens which distorts the size of objects in the front to appear larger, and shrinks objects in the background.

    I’ve been able to take a picture with two objects only 2 feet apart, but appear 1/3 the size depending on the lens used.

    Not much to see IMHO...and I don’t think you could PS something like that without leaving artifacts / false shadows just right.

    Occams Razor: the simplest answer is probably right.

  • Geithner lays groundwork to blame economy/housing woes on GOP and debt ceiling

    05/17/2011 3:34:58 PM PDT · 7 of 10
    1st I.D Vet to Starman417

    I’m wondering if this is why some of the Political Elites are slowly backing away from 2012 election season.

    If they can hang a major currency collapse on a woman (Palin or Bachman) or a white guy (Paul) or an (out of line-in their opinion) Black man such as Cain or Col. Allen West, then they’d have their excuse for a global currency restructuring and the pain might just be severe enough for the powers that be to perpetually blame the fall of the US currency on a global scale on the Tea Party/Conservatives etc.

    I think the best thing that we can do is stuff the Congress with Conservatives and let the Socialist Lefties have their illegitimate president presiding over a massive collapse so they can take credit where credit is due.

    IMHO...

  • California Prison Academy: Better Than a Harvard Degree

    05/01/2011 10:24:36 PM PDT · 41 of 42
    1st I.D Vet to Iron Munro

    If anyone thinks that is an easy way to make money they are ill informed.

    I 100% agree. My dad is a conservative and has worked at a prison for the last 10 years...and has hated every minute of it. He has more red tape to go through than anyone else I’ve known.

    There are times when he bitches and moans about this or that paycut, or political b.s., but now and then he says something to the effect of “I chose to work here, so I guess I should be thankful”.

  • Which banksters have your Representatives been talking to? (Arizona.mp4)

    04/26/2011 9:35:53 AM PDT · 8 of 9
    1st I.D Vet to 1st I.D Vet

    and yes, failing to pay your mortgage is reason to get the boot. :-)

  • Which banksters have your Representatives been talking to? (Arizona.mp4)

    04/26/2011 9:32:11 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    1st I.D Vet to Mouton

    I’ve never missed a mtg payment and don’t intend to.

    The problem being, if they don’t have the correct standing now to foreclose (should I not pay), then they legally can’t have the ability to give clear title when and if I sell after its paid off or I move.

    THAT is the crux of this whole thing.

    Its got nothing to do with paying or not, but the fact that property law is being thrown out the window when the bank is asked to show its really the person who has the legal right.

    Imagine, you write a check to your mom to pay for the milk. Mom makes a copy, or two actually, and one gets filed, lost or someone else takes it to the bank to be cashed. Except, now someone else has the legal right to cash it and not your mom.

    Issues? Only when the person who claims they are owed the money has no legal authority or paper trail to show they bought it, or own it or have the rights to it.

    Fraud. Plain and simple. regardless of who is paying and who isn’t. Two different things here...

  • The Sticky Note Campaign hits Georgia Supermarkets

    04/26/2011 7:24:21 AM PDT · 57 of 92
    1st I.D Vet to RobertClark

    http://www.vistaprint.com/sticky-notes.aspx?xnav=TsrItem&xnid=aLMDefaultName331U1PID5781Business+Essentials

    Vistaprint.com has allways been a source of simple low cost stuff like this. I like the idea.

    this could go viral for the conservatives.

    No escaping political opinion on this one.

    You can avoid the TV, radio etc, but you can’t avoid gas or food. LOL.

    Nice!

  • Which banksters have your Representatives been talking to? (Arizona.mp4)

    04/26/2011 7:19:53 AM PDT · 1 of 9
    1st I.D Vet
  • Physical Silver Investors Are Being Hoodwinked by the Futures Market (What if the bubble pops?)

    04/26/2011 6:50:55 AM PDT · 21 of 60
    1st I.D Vet to jtal

    Keep an eye on stocks. Instantly liquid, but benefits as silver rises.

    AGQ - 2x ETF which is linked to the silver futures.

    SSRI

    CDE

    PAAS

    SLW.

    All excellent stocks-but the upside is questionable as I agree (as a silver investor) that a bubble is forming (for the short term).

    I keep my sell stops close and watch the news, and money inflow often. This thing will deflate sooner than later, but the fundamentals overall are very solid for the long term.

  • Federal shutdown would hit California hard

    04/07/2011 8:39:30 AM PDT · 12 of 26
    1st I.D Vet to SmithL

    I remember the last shut down well.

    I remember the big rocks they rolled into the road to prevent travel into the park...I remember the big road sign which at the time seemed like a perfectly logical lever by which to move said rock.

    I remember driving in and being amazed that it was so open so empty and sooo mine.

    then again, I had no idea what kind of trouble I could have been in for doing that if I did it. :-)

  • Federal shutdown would hit California hard

    04/07/2011 8:39:26 AM PDT · 11 of 26
    1st I.D Vet to SmithL

    I remember the last shut down well.

    I remember the big rocks they rolled into the road to prevent travel into the park...I remember the big road sign which at the time seemed like a perfectly logical lever by which to move said rock.

    I remember driving in and being amazed that it was so open so empty and sooo mine.

    then again, I had no idea what kind of trouble I could have been in for doing that if I did it. :-)

  • Should We Advertise on Glenn Beck?

    04/06/2011 2:59:09 PM PDT · 32 of 32
    1st I.D Vet to USS Alaska

    Do a Billy Mays style infomercial.

    “Hi I’m the owner of Blinds.com, The democrats hate me, but because of my advertising on Glenn Beck’s show, my business has grown to 4x and I’ve been able to hire 15 new workers and provide benefits to 25 of the old employees.”

    Suck it leftists.

    Lead the Way!

  • Internet Stealing Kids' Innocence

    03/29/2011 11:04:27 AM PDT · 30 of 36
    1st I.D Vet to samiam1972

    Safeeyes.com

    I use it to block a whole host of stuff from the kids computer.

    Porn, potential porn, youtube, news, lingeree...the list of potential blocked sites is endless and I can block any particular website if I need to.

    Its 50/yr so the value is great.

    I’m pretty sharp w computers and I can’t find a way to disable it without it shutting down the browser access.

  • Freddie Mac Rules Out MERS Foreclosures

    03/28/2011 3:53:27 PM PDT · 12 of 12
    1st I.D Vet to longtermmemmory

    I’m in the middle of something with Fannie right now.

    Never missed a payment, never will (hopefully).

    My issue is that according to the deed of trust the trustee “SHALL” send me the note when I pay it off. IF they have it.

    The problem is a third party title company can’t say for sure (based on the documents we have for the title search) that I’ll have free and clear title when I go to sell.

    :-(

    I have a laundry list already to go with these guys. Should be interesting to see how they squirm out of fraud.

    The loan docs on country recorders office in no way match the documents with Fannie Mae claim they have for “my loan” which they now own.

    I just want to make sure they payments I’m making on my house go to paydown MY loan for the correct party in interest.

    MERS screwed everyone. That system is crashing and burning.

    Stopforeclosurefraud.com

    Livinglies.wordpress.com

    msfraud.org

  • Freddie Mac Rules Out MERS Foreclosures

    03/28/2011 3:53:02 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    1st I.D Vet to longtermmemmory

    I’m in the middle of something with Fannie right now.

    Never missed a payment, never will (hopefully).

    My issue is that according to the deed of trust the trustee “SHALL” send me the note when I pay it off. IF they have it.

    The problem is a third party title company can’t say for sure (based on the documents we have for the title search) that I’ll have free and clear title when I go to sell.

    :-(

    I have a laundry list already to go with these guys. Should be interesting to see how they squirm out of fraud.

    The loan docs on country recorders office in no way match the documents with Fannie Mae claim they have for “my loan” which they now own.

    I just want to make sure they payments I’m making on my house go to paydown MY loan for the correct party in interest.

    MERS screwed everyone. That system is crashing and burning.

    Stopforeclosurefraud.com

    Livinglies.wordpress.com

    msfraud.org

  • CALIFORNIA: Manage water for today, new study says

    02/24/2011 8:36:06 AM PST · 3 of 7
    1st I.D Vet to SmithL

    The Dem’s in Central CA’s farming district caught hell during this govt induced water crisis.

    Mass defections from Dems to the Conservative position by the Hispanic community prompted politicians to rethink their positions.

    In Orange Grove unemployment peaked near 40% due to many of the farms receiving no water.

    The tide is turning...

    remember, liberalism can only thrive while some body elses money is being used.

    Perhaps this economic crisis was the one thing which could have been its poison pill...

  • Judge refuses to dismiss Righthaven suit against California real estate agent

    02/11/2011 10:01:47 AM PST · 5 of 5
    1st I.D Vet to antiRepublicrat

    Digital Millenium Copyright Act DMCA?

    Something like a $170K minimum fine?

    Ouch.

    I had an old photographer friend of mine who said copyright infringement was one of his five ways of making money in the business because publications would steal his images and use them on their advertisements without paying or licensing the images for use.

    He said he got a very quick payout as the DMCA is very cut and dried.

  • Fourth Horseman?

    02/07/2011 10:59:11 AM PST · 30 of 46
    1st I.D Vet to stormer

    You nailed it.

    probably a reflection of the fire of the truck on the inside lens of the camera or filter.

    as the cameras axis is closer to perpendicular to the fire, the image trails off because there are fewer lens elements to reflect the fire.

    good call.

  • Einstein was right - honey bee collapse threatens global food security

    02/06/2011 3:50:06 PM PST · 39 of 96
    1st I.D Vet to Balding_Eagle

    Funny thing about the 70’s...thats when global cooling was the latest “sky is falling moment”.

  • FORECLOSURE HAMLET: You know it’s Robo-Signed if their Name is….

    01/28/2011 4:45:09 PM PST · 3 of 5
    1st I.D Vet to Chunga85

    The real sad point is that the average guy who is doing the right thing paying the bills and working hard may get screwed just for being a homeowner.

    Here in CA, the Trustee is supposed to give you back your note (per the trust deed) when you pay it off and sign a satisfaction of mortgage, but if the trustee doesn’t have a note to give back to you, who will claim it later?

    I’m in the process of finding this out now - if I get the sense there are games going on, its lawsuit time. I’m not going to pay 30 years on a mortgage with no way to prove I own it or potentially paid the wrong party at the end.

    living lies... great site.

  • Memo To Banks: You Are Toast

    01/22/2011 9:55:58 AM PST · 35 of 35
    1st I.D Vet to Alberta's Child

    For a blow by blow on this MERS concept and the securitization which has happened these are the two leading websites I’ve found to follow the happenings.

    msfraud.org

    livinglies.wordpress.com

    Essentially anyone who has had a mortgage in the last 10 years MAY OR MAY NOT get their signed note back when they pay off the house.

    Imagine paying on your home for all these years and at the end, the trustee or bank can’t sign off on it because they don’t have the note.

    Imagine having someone else come up and saying “you still owe ME for your mortgage”

    Essentially thats what we’re dealing with. When the deed of trust and note or mortgage and note dont follow each other and stay with each other there is potential for the innocent home owner to get screwed.

    I’m in the process of asking the banks for my docs as we speak. I’ve never missed a payment in my life nor do I intend to; however, I’ll be damned if the wrong bank is going to take my payments and apply it to their bottom line and not my IOU.

    Should be an interesting experience. I agree with a previous poster - Quiet title action may be the best money spend.

    a couple preliminary steps should be necessary.

    1. Have title company “A” pull title on your home.
    2. Call your bank and have them tell you “we are the ones you owe money to”.
    3. Take that banks name and the title report to title company “B” and see if that bank is the one who can sign off on a satisfaction of mortgage.
    4. If title co B says they aren’t able, ask them for a letter indicating they won’t issue a title insurance policy.

    then you have “cause for action” against your bank via a Quiet title action.

  • California handgun ammo laws unconstitutional, judge rules

    01/19/2011 4:28:59 PM PST · 8 of 10
    1st I.D Vet to drypowder

    He’s from the conservative core. Fresno - ground zero for the death of CA liberalism.

    We beat back the Federally Mandated drought- now our farmers are getting 900% more water as compared to last year.

    There is hope as long as we have a fight left in us.

  • [CALIFORNIA STATE] COURT INVALIDATES UNCONSTITUTIONAL AMMUNITION REGULATION STATUTE (AB962)

    01/18/2011 1:47:52 PM PST · 23 of 44
    1st I.D Vet to Lancey Howard

    HA HA!

    Herb Bauer Sporting goods -Fresno’s finest.

    The leftist tried to control CA’s water and ammo, but found the conservative core in Fresno to be too big a nut to crack.

    We are winning small victories all over the place. This Leftist craphole can be taken back and restored but it’ll take committed conservatives to win the fight over the coming decades.

  • Holy Moly... what's up with Silver?

    12/28/2010 3:08:42 PM PST · 21 of 63
    1st I.D Vet to editor-surveyor

    Whats the deal with Taxes?

    I’m about to make some adjustments to my trading account. I thought I knew about the cycles in silver, but this trick may be one I missed.

  • Californians not paying required taxes on Web purchases

    12/08/2010 6:26:27 PM PST · 7 of 32
    1st I.D Vet to Nervous Tick

    FU CA

    FU BO

    Ha ha!

    Please God get me out of hell.

  • 24 Signs That All Of America Is Becoming Just Like Detroit

    12/07/2010 12:36:34 PM PST · 56 of 76
    1st I.D Vet to Conservative Tsunami

    IE.

    thanks Clinton!

    China allowed into WTO. Dem ahole.

  • Niche Skills: The Best Way To Own Your Own Business

    12/03/2010 11:37:28 AM PST · 6 of 23
    1st I.D Vet to 2ndDivisionVet

    Flippin’ awesome articles. :-)

    Should be required reading for progressives - and should be taught in schools from age 5 and up.

  • Niche Skills: The Best Way To Own Your Own Business

    12/03/2010 11:25:32 AM PST · 4 of 23
    1st I.D Vet to Niuhuru

    Sales and Marketing.

    Every Entrepreneur (Small biz owner) MUST have these two skills.

    1. Every customer has a need, but naturally has objections in his or her mind just because thats who we are. (Honest) Sales is knowing how to read a clients objections and take care of their concerns rather than just hard sell them and keep being pushy. Its good customer service to listen and aid the customer in their selection of the goods you provide.

    1. Marketing - the act of making sure your company/product is in front of the RIGHT market and RIGHT clients and make sure your name is remembered when your industry is named.

    Other ideas:

    Federal “chokepoints” I.e. regulation, there are regulations that the feds have created that force businesses into compliance on a particular product service etc. Your company may offer a solution to that, or be the service provider for that solution.

    Maslows Hierarchy of needs - Food Clothing Shelter Security Energy etc.

    Find a niche within these companies and you’re doing ok.

    Find a way to sell a customer time or money cheaper. By that I mean, they’re spending their time or money on X right now. They may need a way to save time or money by using your service or product. The more you save them the more you make. I.e. those people who offer rent at $100 cheaper than the house next door will probably have clients. Taco stand which sells for $.99 vs 3.50 for the same food.

    Property Rights - Its all well and good that you provide X to your clients, but if someone can copy it, you can and will lose market share and sustainability as that product or service’s price goes down and competition goes up.
    (i.e Microsoft, google, etc) vs. any old joe who can repair cars.

    a few thoughts on how to succeed in this crazy economy...FWIW

  • Number of the Week: $10.2 Trillion in Global Borrowing

    11/07/2010 8:40:23 PM PST · 2 of 3
    1st I.D Vet to ChicagoConservative27

    America’s Alarm Clock has been rung. This article is pretty rough, but oulines a concerted intentional effort to put us where we’re at today.

    http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=171263

  • Taking on a Second Mortgage to Pay the Foreclosure

    11/07/2010 3:32:50 PM PST · 12 of 17
    1st I.D Vet to A CA Guy

    If you do a little research...actuallly, study this foreclosure mess for more than a minute or two on CNN, you’ll find that what they’re doing makes sense.

    The legal system is gamed in favor of the banks, and unfortunately, the banks screwed up massively in the paperwork and have limited to no chain of custody of title to the properties they try to foreclose on.

    The idea is that 90% of the mortgages out there in the last 10 years are so full of legal holes, that a half assed attorney with a little time can get the bank to go away with its tail between its legs.

    They do a service to society by getting rid of liar banks with liar paperwork and return the house to the owner once the fraud is uncovered.

    They simply draft up an agreement that once the first mortgage is wiped out, or renegotiated, that the lawyer will be repaid for his and his legal staffs time for the work and court costs they incur in the process.

    I know two companies which have been successful and making these things go away after a little courthouse work is done.

    wild times we’re in...

    msfraud.org
    livinglies.wordpress.com
    foreclosurehamlet.com

  • Tale of two housing busts: Why is California recovering and Florida still struggling?

    11/07/2010 3:25:17 PM PST · 39 of 64
    1st I.D Vet to dalereed

    CA is more efficient.

    Fla is not?

    If you bring up fraud in CA, the judge shrugs his shoulders and says “they appear to have a copy of the right paperwork”. they’ve turned a blind eye to supreme court rulings which say that the note and deed of trust must be together, and they’ve managed to overlook the document recreation factories and robo-signing frauds and the fake notaries.

    Sure we may be more efficient, but then again, bankers are trying to turn Florida into a non-judicial state to repeat it all over again.

    Do some research on David J Stearn. and MERS.

    Msfraud.org
    livinglies.wordpress.com

    This system is oozing with fraud on all ends, and most of it is blessed by a judicial system and legislature which is turning its backs on the individual for the benefit of a free house to be given to a bank which never could have owned it and should never have been give then deed in the first place.

    don’t get me wrong, there were people which didn’t deserve to stay in their houses due to non payment and the inablilty to afford the house in the first place.

    But, if it weren’t for the banksters setting up a way around all the pesky state and local laws, this system would have been unable to go through the roof and crash as hard as it did.

  • Foreclosure-Gate Is Quickly Spinning Out of Control (Who LEGALLY has foreclosure authority?)

    10/22/2010 7:41:21 AM PDT · 20 of 34
    1st I.D Vet to Menehune56

    One of the saddest thing for those of us to pay on time and will want to pay off the mortgage is the following scenario.

    1. we pay if off and request a certificate of reconveyance or a return of the original mortgage.

    2. The bank doesn’t have it, and has passed it along to third, fourth or fifth parties.

    3. When it comes time get it paid off, they can’t actually say we’re clear, because they’re just taking payments for someone else who “owns” the note, but can’t verify if its been paid.

    livinglies.wordpress.com

    msfraud.org

    This non sense needs to stop.

    Many states require that the note be recorded upon transfer to another party so that we know whom we’re paying our mortgages to.

    Unfortunately there are thousands of notes “missing” or destroyed.

    Its convenient that a piece of paper as valuable as a note (promise to pay) in the value of $250K (average home price) could up and dissappear.

    I too have funny think happening with my mortgage/note/deed of trust and am finding the players involved have lost their @sses in court when these things are challenged.

    cracks in the dam to be sure...

  • Mortgages Were Pledged to Multiple Buyers at the Same Time -

    10/19/2010 11:36:08 AM PDT · 17 of 27
    1st I.D Vet to Freddd

    MSfraud.org and Livinglies.wordpress.com are some of the most eye opening sites out there.

    This fraud makes Enron and Madoff look like chumps.

    Document fraud, fraudulent creation of the documents, RICO investigations are now beginning.

    Fun times...

  • And So It Begins.... (Countrywide Breach of PSA)

    10/19/2010 12:08:35 AM PDT · 33 of 38
    1st I.D Vet to packrat35

    If you want to see how deep this securitization hole goes check out these sites.

    msfraud.org

    livinglies.wordpress.com

    spend an afternoon digging around. This mortgage thing is a flippin legal minefield for the banks...