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  1. http://www.amazon.com/Enemies-Foreign-Domestic-Matthew-Bracken/dp/0972831010/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1405368332&sr=8-2&keywords=bracken+matt http://www.amazon.com/Domestic-Enemies-Reconquista-Matthew-Bracken/dp/0972831029/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1405368332&sr=8-3&keywords=bracken+matt http://www.amazon.com/Foreign-Enemies-Traitors-Matthew-Bracken/dp/0972831037/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1405368332&sr=8-4&keywords=bracken+matt I've read all three,and also Castigo Cay, highly recommend Note: you don't need a kindle device, you can use kindle reader software on any tablet or browser.
  2. to my surprise, no sales tax on Amazon in Florida. (yet)
  3. One, no, two weird facts about buying a new primary home in Florida: Property taxes are billed in November for the previous year in arrears. So in Nov 2014 I will get a bill for 2014 property tax due in April 2015. Since we are the first occupants our property was still taxed as raw land as of 1/1/2014. So our tax bill for 2014 will only be about $500 (we had to refund about $50 to the builder on the HUD-1). Sometime between now and early 2015 we will homestead the property. At that point we get a 50,000 break on the assessed value of the property. Also there is the "3% Cap" Properties are reassessed every year by the tax collector. So during the boom of the late 80's/ early 90's a lot of residents got hurt by property speculation raising their taxes. So Florida passed the Save Our Homes law of Jan 1995. It limits the annual increase in the assessment of the property to 3% or the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) whichever is less, if you own your property subject to the homestead exemption. So they manage to pass a lot of the tax burden onto non-resident property owners. Sales tax is 6%, most supermarket food is exempt, most prepared food is taxed, clothes are taxed.
  4. I made the big move last month (Naples SWFL) My best buddy in NJ and I Ioaded the guns and the dogs in the car for the 18 hour run. It's not the same without him right next door, but I hope to have some quality time when he visits. His mouth just hung open when I took him to Bass Pro Shop at the Alico Rd/RSW airport exit on I-75. I have to find a few more quality attractions for him and other visitors. So far FL meets or exceeds all expectations. Prepared my wife for the worst about the summer weather and winter traffic. Traffic from the snowbirds isn't as bad as I expected. Noon traffic on Pine Ridge Rd or really any county road in Naples is awful, but so is anyplace at the Jersey shore during the summer not to mention any shopping day in Paramus or trying to go into Princeton at 3:00 pm. At night it's another world here. Quiet. Summer will be interesting. No major bug problems yet. But it's been very very dry. Haven't gone out to shoot anywhere yet. Just window shopped at Bass Pro; Walmart sells long guns and ammo. (Shotgun ammo is right on the shelf where (gosh!) a child could pick it up! Boo hoo! Oh the humanity! Call Al Sharpton! Wait, he's here already, protesting in Tallahassee today against Stand Your Ground, never mind). Dicks is now open in the same mall as Bass Pro as well as another location in Ft Myers. There's a new store opening up in Bonita Springs called Rural King (I guess the new Agway) and the newspaper circular had a 10% off any in-stock ammo coupon. Got to love it. But I'm still holding a NJ license so metamorphisis is not yet complete. Here are some of the places I plan to check out when I get some time. Naples Gun Range and Emporium advertises pretty heavily on TV and radio. Only allows non frangible ammo, so it's a little costly but I plan to stop in soon to check it out. Free 5 minutes of simulator time if you mention thier ad on radio or clip it from the newspaper. The Alamo opens in April and will have 2 stories of shooting lanes. It's run by Lotus Gunworks who have 2 other locations, one in FL and one in KY. Gulf Coast Clays is the closest sporting clays location, it's on US 41 near Everglades City (the original county seat of Collier County before Naples). When my shooting buddy and I made the mad 18 hour dash down from NJ to FL with my guns and dogs loaded in the car, I noticed along I-75 there's another place called Sarasota Trap Skeet & Clays which is only about 90 minutes away (I-75 speed limit is 70, and except for rush hour traffic really moves along). The Collier County Sheriff's range is open two Saturday mornings per month to the public for no charge. Pistol only. No qualification needed ,just show up. The Lee County Sheriff's range requires frangible ammo and an app/class/ID but it is said to be very nice, with good ventilation. There is also the Cecil M Webb range in Punta Gorda run by Fish & Wildlife, which people on forums seem to either love or hate.
  5. Money can't buy you love. Look at A-rod. The highlight of Stern's career was when Chrissie Whitman named the rest area on I-295 after him. He has always craved mainstream validation of his importance yet shunted off on pay radio he is mostly a non factor now. The Japanese have a word for these faux celebrities, I forget what it is now.
  6. I think there is a kindle reader for every platform. For the ipad (my preferred platform) you can download to the device if the kindle reader is registered. Also you can use the kindle cloud reader which runs inside the browser.
  7. Castigo Cay The Bracken Anthology You don't need to own a kindle, just download and use the cloud reader.
  8. Foreign Enemies and Traitors Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista Enemies Foreign and Domestic login to your amazon account and click download to your Kindle cloud reader.
  9. This morning they have CCI Bulk .22 LR Stinger and Segmented Hollow Point Ammo with Dry-Storage Box 500 rds 69.99CCI mini mag 100 rd 8.99 Rem .22 LR subsonic or cbee 100 rd 7.49 / 8.49
  10. Mandatory sentences come from politicians trying to get control of unelected judges and prosecutors. Three strikes comes from the public (Initiative & Referendum) trying to get control of politicians. So the I&R laws usually don't work right out of the box and need to be refined later. But the alternative to 3 strikes is vigilantism which nobody wants, though I think it's the 'hood's response via "no snitch" Really the line to throw back at them "If it saves one life".
  11. Here's his phone number 864-323-3521. I'm guessing he's out of minutes by now. LOL
  12. Most private employers (at least corporate ones) make you sign up for Medicare as soon as you become eligible then offer you a supplemental plan (which may be primary coverage for your spouse , if your spouse isn't eligible yet). That's how it works at the mega IT corp where I was. YMMV. I think the premiums are deducted from your social security check. So assuming he's over 65 and has paid medicare taxes (or maybe not..does it matter?) he should be able to get in through Open enrollement or a Special Enrollment period based on losing his private coverage. You are eligible at age 65 or 2 years after starting SSDI. Check out medicare.gov or google it.
  13. Yeah I guess they must scam a few dopes into signing the long term contract for $xx a month. It's got to be financed...nobody would pay that lump sum. But some of these salesmen can really sell ice to eskimos, like timeshares and health club memberships (remember Ballys?) My wife and I went to a timeshare presentation, laughed at the people signing the contract getting a round of applause and a chance to spin the prize wheel on stage followed by a limo ride back to the hotel (Las Vegas). Of course 2 hours later we're up there like 2 dopes spinning the wheel and got the limo ride. Fortunately sanity prevailed and we went and rescinded the contract the next day. Kept the complimentary bath robes however. Tahiti Village, the promoter went bk in 2008 but operationally the property still exists. Sorry to get off topic!
  14. Yes between Joe B and Tony Mack how could anything go wrong? I'm starting to suspect (yes call me naive) that everything with Christie is even shallower than it appears. I mean, you think he'd at least try a little bit to keep Trenton at least, safe ? But it's the old corporate thing, if you touch it, you own it, so you desperately avoid touching it, even if you know it's broken. That he leaves cronies like this in place for a 2nd term no less...probably tells you all you need to know about CC. He is totally focused outside NJ. He shouldn't even run for governor, except God help us when the Dem-rats finally get that back.
  15. This guy seems to be doing Facebook from inside a SC prison: Michael Williams, Jr. - SC01693683 - Lee Correctional
  16. I found a great new blog last night called Charleston Thug Life We could definitely use something like this to get the word out that it isn't the gun laws that are the problem it is the liberal judges and prosecutors and revolving door catch-and-release legal system that keeps these thugs on the streets. Shows info from some kind of offender data system (presumably public domain) Also shows Facebook pages for some of the thugs, see if you can understand some of the language (the author of the blog calls it Thugbook). Lots of good reading here.
  17. I noticed something in an article in the Patch online newsletter about the latest enforcement programs against thugs using guns in Trenton. TIDE and TAG. TIDE is the enforcement teams of state troopers and federal agents, TAG is the prosecution of these gun offenders. (Hoffman is acting attorney general John J Hoffman.) From the Patch article: When the offenders are arrested by TIDE partners, Hoffman has mandated a "zero tolerance" prosecution policy that will effectively increase the sentence imposed on gun offenders in the targeted categories found in possession of a gun to at least 3 ½ years in state prison without possibility of parole. The current normal sentence is one year. "We cannot tolerate this tide of violence that has innocent bystanders being shot on their porches," Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph L Bocchini Jr said. "My office is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Attorney General, the New Jersey State Police and the Trenton police. I have assigned my first assistant prosecutor and senior legal staff to move TAG cases through the criminal justice system. These offenders can expect us to fight for high bails; they will see expedited indictments; and they can count on us to argue for stiff sentences." Oh really. Argue for stiff sentences. So tell me if I am getting this right. NJ had a mandatory minimum sentence of 3 years for providing a gun to a minor under age 18. Christie signed a law (S2804) extending this to 3 1/2 years as part of the infamous 10 gun laws. Prior to the TIDE and TAG programs , it was the policy of the Mercer County prosecutor (maybe all NJ county prosecutors) to plea bargain these cases down to 1 year!! Once this is over, there is really nothing to stop them from going back to the same system? My reaction to this is outrage. The prosecutor routinely does not enforce the gun laws against violent criminals. I finally found this on nj.com, it is buried pretty good, with only 20 comments (versus 744 on the scorching playground story and hundreds on other front page gun stories). I am kind of amazed to even see this kind of admission. We should really call them out on this. In addition to our constant argument to enforce existing laws before creating new ones, there's also the implication that these steps would have helped prevent some of the recent deaths and officer shootings. Should be front page news. Orignal article from the Patch: The Attorney General introduced two programs aimed at combating gun violence in Trenton on Thursday. Following Trenton Mayor Tony Mack’s request for more officers to be paid for by the state in response to the city’s escalating violent crime problem, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced a pair of programs to help combat crime in the city. Calling the city’s murder rate “catastrophic,” Hoffman announced initiatives that focused on deploying more law enforcement officers to combat shootings in the city’s most violent neighborhoods and simultaneously arresting and prosecuting gang members, repeat offenders and drug dealers who carry guns in public. “The death earlier this month of Barry Church, an innocent man caught in crossfire while sitting on his porch, is emblematic of the escalating gun violence in Trenton, which is nothing short of catastrophic,” Hoffman said. “While gangsters and drug dealers are more likely to be gunned down, the truth is that nobody is safe from these brazen shootings and murders that occur even on busy streets in broad daylight. We won’t tolerate it, and we’re coming out in force. Our message to the thugs terrorizing Trenton is simple: Get your guns off the street, or we’re going to take you off the street.” Trenton is on pace to set a record for the number of homicides in a single year. The record is currently 31, back in 2005. As of Thursday, there were 29 gun murders in Trenton for the year. Hoffman announced the programs during a press conference in Trenton on Thursday afternoon. The first program is called the “Targeted Integrated Deployment Effort” (“TIDE”) program. It’s an intelligence-driven surge in deployments to suppress violent crime. The effort will be led by the State Police and involves State Police uniformed and investigative personnel, who will work with other state, county and federal personnel. They will work in conjunction with Trenton Police uniform patrols, warrant squads and detectives. The effort is focused on the East and West Wards, which have seen the most violence, according to Hoffman. TIDE includes high-visibility patrols during peak hours. It also employes covert operations. TIDE was launched Thursday with a targeted warrant sweep, and has already resulted in the arrest of 15 fugitives for violent crimes and other offenses, according to Hoffman. The other program is the “Targeted Anti-Gun (“TAG”) Initiative.” This is a new arrest and prosecution strategy that brings focuses on gang members, drug dealers and repeat offenders who carry guns in public. When the offenders are arrested by TIDE partners, Hoffman has mandated a “zero tolerance” prosecution policy that will effectively increase the sentence imposed on gun offenders in the targeted categories found in possession of a gun to at least 3 ½ years in state prison without possibility of parole. The current normal sentence is one year. The goal is to stop criminals from carrying guns, so street confrontations do not escalate spontaneously into shootings, Hoffman said. “It will take nothing less than a collaborative effort from law enforcement on every level to properly address the increase of gun violence that has plagued the city of Trenton,” New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes said. “These criminals must know that they will bear the full weight of law enforcement from the moment they hit the street with a gun in their waistband until the time the cell door slams behind them.” “We cannot tolerate this tide of violence that has innocent bystanders being shot on their porches,” Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph L Bocchini Jr said. “My office is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Attorney General, the New Jersey State Police and the Trenton police. I have assigned my first assistant prosecutor and senior legal staff to move TAG cases through the criminal justice system. These offenders can expect us to fight for high bails; they will see expedited indictments; and they can count on us to argue for stiff sentences.” The most recent incident of gun violence in the city took place Thursday morning, when two police officers were wounded while responding to a domestic violence incident. The suspect was killed in that incident. “The Trenton Police Department is committed to the collaborative efforts with our law enforcement partners and the community,” Trenton Police Director Ralph Rivera Jr said. “We will continue to have an aggressive multi-agency approach toward arrests and prosecutions of violent offenders. We are going to engage our community to make these efforts sustainable and make this city a safer place to live, work, and invest in.” “Gun violence threatens everyone who spends time in our cities blighted by gangs and drugs,” U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said. “All of us at every level in law enforcement are working together and we will bring the federal hammer when appropriate. Illegal guns are primed for crime. They have no place in our communities.” Prior to the implementation of these two initiatives, Hoffman and law enforcement officials met with members of the community, including clergy, other civic leaders, social service providers, and non-governmental organizations to discuss the impact of the programs, according to Hoffman. Last week, Gov. Chris Christie signed 10 new gun bills into law, including a sentence of five to 10 years in state prison, with a mandatory minimum term of parole ineligibility of one-third to one-half of the sentence imposed or 3 ½ years, whichever is greater. On Thursday, Hoffman announced there will be no no plea offer to a “tagged” gun offender that is less than the minimum of 3 ½ years in state prison without possibility of parole
  18. The "Gutter Helmet" they advertise on TV will come to your house and his initial quote to us was around $30k .. I kid you not. Then they try to work you down to 10k or 20k by saying you'll be a model home or something. Keep in mind the gutters and leaders themselves would only cost around 1500. We had a different kind of gutter shield put over our gutters instead. Solid metal, wraps over the edge of the gutter leaving a gap so surface tension moves the water into the gutter. I forget how much extra it was, but the whole project was under 3k, I may be mistaken on how much was the gutters and how much for the gutter shield. Problem is, as has been stated, lots of overflow during the rainy season, massive icicles during the freezing weather and of course it's worse during the subsequent thaw as they drip drip drip on your head. Screws up the landscaping too. Personally I would never buy another house on a lot with trees again. The shade is nice but the attendant crap falling off them, mildew, bugs, etc. just isn't worth it. Plan on power washing and painting your siding and deck every year for example. Plus the added bonus that they fall on your house and wires at the most inopportune times. I regret buying the gutter shield it would have been better having the "Ned Davis " franchise come around and scoop them a few times a year. It is a poor ROI in other words.
  19. Do these do any good nowadays with presumably instant-on radar? I guess it's probably good if a cop is illuminating targets ahead of you. I try just staying alert for cars ahead of me suddenly showing tail lights for no reason.
  20. Nice that you can order more than 5 again. Maybe there's some improvement in the supply chain.
  21. Is Washington another state like Maryland that illegals can get a DL/plates? I saw a couple of cars from Washington state in the "duplex" zone of Marco Island in Florida. I realize that in this case the cleaning lady was Polish, but....holy crap check out this list: There are 50+ Mexican consulates in the USA. Mexican consulates list
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