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In case you missed this.....(I did !)

Tesla will begin taking orders for its solar roof tiles next month, a product unveiled before the company's acquisition of SolarCity. Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed no new details on cost, but previously said the new roof tiles will cost less to manufacture and install than a traditional roof, even before savings from the power bill.   

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Is there any wonder...?

They are bankrupt, a laughing stock, the businesses are deserting and they are a cesspool of criminals.  Why not???
WONDER WHY CALIFORNIA IS BROKE? These are all California State Agencies
* California Academic Performance Index (API)
* California Access for Infants and Mothers
* California Acupuncture Board
* California Administrative Office of the Courts
* California Adoptions Branch * California African American Museum
* California Agricultural Export Program
* California Agricultural Labor Relations Board
* California Agricultural Statistics Service
* California Air Resources Board (CARB)
* California Allocation Board
* California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority
* California Animal Health and Food Safety Services
* California Anti-Terrorism Information Center
* California Apprenticeship Council
* California Arbitration Certification Program
* California Architects Board
* California Area VI Developmental Disabilities Board
* California Arts Council
* California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus
* California Assembly Democratic Caucus
* California Assembly Republican Caucus
* California Athletic Commission
* California Attorney General
* California Bay Conservation and Development Commission
* California Bay-Delta Authority
* California Bay-Delta Office
* California Biodiversity Council
* California Board for Geologists and Geophysicists
* California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
* California Board of Accountancy
* California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
* California Board of Behavioral Sciences
* California Board of Chiropractic Examiners
* California Board of Equalization (BOE)
* California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection
* California Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind
* California Board of Occupational Therapy
* California Board of Optometry
* California Board of Pharmacy
* California Board of Podiatric Medicine
* California Board of Prison Terms
* California Board of Psychology
* California Board of Registered Nursing
* California Board of Trustees
* California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
* California Braille and Talking Book Library
* California Building Standards Commission
* California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education
* California Bureau of Automotive Repair
* California Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair
* California Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation
* California Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine
* California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
* California Bureau of State Audits
* California Business Agency
* California Business Investment Services (CalBIS)
* California Business Permit Information (CalGOLD)
* California Business Portal
* California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency
* California Cal Grants
* California CalJOBS
* California Cal-Learn Program
* California CalVet Home Loan Program
* California Career Resource Network
* California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau
* California Center for Analytical Chemistry
* California Center for Distributed Learning
* California Center for Teaching Careers (Teach California)
* California Chancellors Office
* California Charter Schools
* California Children and Families Commission
* California Children and Family Services Division
* California Citizens Compensation Commission
* California Civil Rights Bureau
* California Coastal Commission
* California Coastal Conservancy
* California Code of Regulations
* California Collaborative Projects with UC Davis
* California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth
* California Commission on Aging
* California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers Compensation
* California Commission on Judicial Performance
* California Commission on State Mandates
* California Commission on Status of Women
* California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
* California Commission on the Status of Women
* California Committee on Dental Auxiliaries
* California Community Colleges Chancellors Office, Junior Colleges
* California Community Colleges Chancellors Office
* California Complaint Mediation Program
* California Conservation Corps
* California Constitution Revision Commission
* California Consumer Hotline
* California Consumer Information Center
* California Consumer Information
* California Consumer Services Division
* California Consumers and Families Agency
* California Contractors State License Board
* California Corrections Standards Authority
* California Council for the Humanities
* California Council on Criminal Justice
* California Council on Developmental Disabilities
* California Court Reporters Board
* California Courts of Appeal
* California Crime and Violence Prevention Center
* California Criminal Justice Statistics Center
* California Criminalist Institute Forensic Library
* California CSGnet Network Management
* California Cultural and Historical Endowment
* California Cultural Resources Division
* California Curriculum and Instructional Leadership Branch
* California Data Exchange Center
* California Data Management Division
* California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission
* California Delta Protection Commission
* California Democratic Caucus
* California Demographic Research Unit
* California Dental Auxiliaries
* California Department of Aging
* California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs
* California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board
* California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
* California Department of Boating and Waterways (Cal Boating)
* California Department of Child Support Services (CDCSS)
* California Department of Community Services and Development
* California Department of Conservation
* California Department of Consumer Affairs
* California Department of Corporations
* California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
* California Department of Developmental Services
* California Department of Education
* California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
* California Department of Finance
* California Department of Financial Institutions
* California Department of Fish and Game
* California Department of Food and Agriculture
* California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF)
* California Department of General Services
* California Department of General Services, Office of State Publishing
* California Department of Health Care Services
* California Department of Housing and Community Development
* California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)
* California Department of Insurance
* California Department of Justice Firearm s Division
* California Department of Justice Opinion Unit
* California Department of Justice, Consumer Information, Public Inquiry Unit
* California Department of Justice
* California Department of Managed Health Care
* California Department of Mental Health
* California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
* California Department of Personnel Administration
* California Department of Pesticide Regulation
* California Department of Public Health
* California Department of Real Estate
* California Department of Rehabilitation
* California Department of Social Services Adoptions Branch
* California Department of Social Services
* California Department of Technology Services Training Center (DTSTC)
* California Department of Technology Services (DTS)
* California Department of Toxic Substances Control
* California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
* California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVets)
* California Department of Water Resources
* California Departmento de Ve hiculos Motorizados
* California Digital Library
* California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Certification Program
* California Division of Apprenticeship Standards
* California Division of Codes and Standards
* California Division of Communicable Disease Control
* California Division of Engineering
* California Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control
* California Division of Gambling Control
* California Division of Housing Policy Development
* California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
* California Division of Labor Statistics and Research
* California Division of Land and Right of Way
* California Division of Land Resource Protection
* California Division of Law Enforcement General Library
* California Division of Measurement Standards
* California Division of Mines and Geology
* California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA)
* California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources
* California Division of Planning and Local Assistance
* California Division of Recycling
* California Division of Safety of Dams
* California Division of the State Architect
* California Division of Tourism
* California Division of Workers Compensation Medical Unit
* California Division of Workers Compensation
* California Economic Assistance, Business and Community Resources
* California Economic Strategy Panel
* California Education and Training Agency
* California Education Audit Appeals Panel
* California Educational Facilities Authority
* California Elections Division
* California Electricity Oversight Board
* California Emergency Management Agency
* California Emergency Medical Services Authority
* California Employment Development Department (EDD)
* California Employment Information State Jobs
* California Employment Training Panel
* California Energy Commission
* California Environment and Natural Resources Agency
* California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA)
* California Environmental Resource s Evaluation System (CERES)
* California Executive Office
* California Export Laboratory Services
* California Exposition and State Fair (Cal Expo)
* California Fair Political Practices Commission
* California Fairs and Expositions Division
* California Film Commission
* California Fire and Resource Assessment Program
* California Firearms Division
* California Fiscal Services
* California Fish and Game Commission
* California Fisheries Program Branch
* California Floodplain Management
* California Foster Youth Help
* California Franchise Tax Board (FTB)
* California Fraud Division
* California Gambling Control Commission
* California Geographic Information Systems Council (GIS)
* California Geological Survey
* California Government Claims and Victim Compensation Board
* California Governor’s Committee for Employment of Disabled Persons
* California Governor’s Mentoring Partnership
* California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
* California Governor’s Office of Homeland Security
* California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
* California Governor’s Office
* California Grant and Enterprise Zone Programs HCD Loan
* California Health and Human Services Agency
* California Health and Safety Agency
* California Healthy Families Program
* California Hearing Aid Dispensers Bureau
* California High-Speed Rail Authority
* California Highway Patrol (CHP)
* California History and Culture Agency
* California Horse Racing Board
* California Housing Finance Agency
* California Indoor Air Quality Program
* California Industrial Development Financing Advisory Commission
* California Industrial Welfare Commission
* California InFoPeople
* California Information Center for the Environment
* California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (I-Bank)
* California Inspection Services * California Institute for County Government
* California Institute for Education Reform
* California Integrated Waste Management Board
* California Interagency Ecologic al Program
* California Job Service * California Junta Estatal de Personal
* California Labor and Employment Agency
* California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
* California Labor Market Information Division
* California Land Use Planning Information Network (LUPIN)
* California Lands Commission
* California Landscape Architects Technical Committee
* California Latino Legislative Caucus
* California Law Enforcement Branch
* California Law Enforcement General Library
* California Law Revision Commission
* California Legislative Analyst's Office
* California Legislative Black Caucus
* California Legislative Counsel
* California Legislative Division
* California Legislative Information
* California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus
* California Legislature Internet Caucus
* California Library Development Services
* California License and Revenue Branch
* California Major Risk Medical Insurance Program
* California Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board
* California Maritime Academy
* California Marketing Services
* California Measurement Standards
* California Medical Assistance Commission
* California Medical Care Services
* California Military Department
* California Mining and Geology Board
* California Museum for History, Women, and the Arts
* California Museum Resource Center
* California National Guard
* California Native American Heritage Commission
* California Natural Community Conservation Planning Program
* California New Motor Vehicle Board
* California Nursing Home Administrator Program
* California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board
* California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board
* California Ocean Resources Management Program
* California Office of Administrative Hearings
* California Office of Administrative Law
* California Office of AIDS
* California Office of Binational Border Health
* California Office of Child Abuse Prevention
* California Office of Deaf Access
* California Office of Emergency Services (OES)
* California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
* California Office of Fiscal Services
* California Office of Fleet Administration
* California Office of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Implementation (CalOHI)
* California Office of Historic Preservation
* California Office of Homeland Security
* California Office of Human Resources
* California Office of Legal Services
* California Office of Legislation
* California Office of Lieutenant Governor
* California Office of Military and Aerospace Support
* California Office of Mine Reclamation
* California Office of Natural Resource Education
* California Office of Privacy Protection
* California Office of Public School Construction
* California Office of Real Estate Appraisers
* California Office of Risk and Insurance Management
* California Office of Services to the Blind
* California Office of Spill Prevention and Response
* California Office o f State Publishing (OSP)
* California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
* California Office of Systems Integration
* California Office of the Inspector General
* California Office of the Ombudsman
* California Office of the Patient Advocate
* California Office of the President
* California Office of the Secretary for Education
* California Office of the State Fire Marshal
* California Office of the State Public Defender
* California Office of Traffic Safety
* California Office of Vital Records
* California Online Directory
* California Operations Control Office
* California Opinion Unit
* California Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)
* California Park and Recreation Commission
* California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
* California Performance Review (CPR)
* California Permit Information for Business (CalGOLD)
* California Physical Therapy Board
* California Physician Assistant Committee
* California Plant Health and Pest Prevent ion Services
* California Policy and Evaluation Division
* California Political Reform Division
* California Pollution Control Financing Authority
* California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
* California Postsecondary Education Commission
* California Prevention Services
* California Primary Care and Family Health
* California Prison Industry Authority
* California Procurement Division
* California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)
* California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB)
* California Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
* California Real Estate Services Division
* California Refugee Programs Branch
* California Regional Water Quality Control Boards
* California Registered Veterinary Technician Committee
* California Registrar of Charitable Trusts
* California Republican Caucus
* California Research and Development Division
* California Research Bureau
* California Resources Agency
* California Respiratory Care Board
* California Rivers Assessment
* California Rural Health Policy Council
* California Safe Schools
* California San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
* California San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy
* California San Joaquin River Conservancy
* California School to Career
* California Science Center
* California Scripps Institution of Oceanography
* California Secretary of State Business Portal
* California Secretary of State
* California Seismic Safety Commission
* California Self Insurance Plans (SIP)
* California Senate Office of Research
* California Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Certification Program
* California Small Business Development Center Program
* California Smart Growth Caucus
* California Smog Check Information Center
* California Spatial Information Library
* California Special Education Division
* California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board
* California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STA R)
* California Standards and Assessment Division
* California State Administrative Manual (SAM)
* California State Allocation Board
* California State and Consumer Services Agency
* California State Architect
* California State Archives
* California State Assembly
* California State Association of Counties (CSAC)
* California State Board of Education
* California State Board of Food and Agriculture
* California Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
* California State Children's Trust Fund
* California State Compensation Insurance Fund
* California State Contracts Register Program
* California State Contracts Register
* California State Controller
* California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD)
* California State Disability Insurance (SDI)
* California State Fair (Cal Expo)
* California State Jobs Employment Information
* California State Lands Commission
* California State Legislative Portal
* California State Legislature
* California State Library Catalog
* California State Library Services Bureau
* California State Library * California State Lottery
* California State Mediation and Conciliation Service
* California State Mining and Geology Board
* California State Park and Recreation Commission
* California State Parks
* California State Personnel Board
* California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
* California State Railroad Museum
* California State Science Fair
* California State Senate
* California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)
* California State Summer School for the Arts
* California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
* California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS)
* California State Treasurer
* California State University Center for Distributed Learning
* California State University, Bakersfield
* California State University, Channel Islands
* California State University, Chico
* California State University, Dominguez Hills
* California State University, East Bay
* California State University, Fresno
* California State University, Fullerton
* California State University, Long Beach
* California State University, Los Angeles
* California State University, Monterey Bay
* California State University, Northridge
* California State University, Sacramento
* California State University, San Bernardino
* California State University, San Marcos
* California State University, Stanislaus
* California State University (CSU)
* California State Water Project Analysis Office
* California State Water Project
* California State Water Resources Control Board
* California Structural Pest Control Board
* California Student Aid Commission
* California Superintendent of Public Instruction
* California Superior Courts
* California Tahoe Conservancy
* California Task Force on Culturally and Linguistically Competent Physicians and Dentists
* California Tax Information Center
* California Technology and Administration Branch Finance
* California Telecommunications Division
* California Telephone Medical Advice Services (TAMS)
* California Transportation Commission
* California Travel and Transportation Agency
* California Unclaimed Property Program
* California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board
* California Unemployment Insurance Program
* California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission
* California Veterans Board
* California Veterans Memorial
* California Veterinary Medical Board and Registered Veterinary Technician Examining Committee
* California Veterinary Medical Board
* California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board
* California Volunteers
* California Voter Registration
* California Water Commission
* California Water Environment Association (COWPEA)
* California Water Resources Control Board
* California Welfare to Work Division
* California Wetlands Information System
* California Wildlife and Habitat Data Analysis Branch
* California Wildlife Conservation Board
* California Wildlife Programs B ranch
* California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
* California Workers Compensation Appeals Board
* California Workforce and Labor Development Agency
* California Workforce Investment Board
* California Youth Authority (CYA)
* Central Valley Flood Protection Board
* Center for California Studies
* Colorado River Board of California
* Counting California
* Dental Board of California
* Health Insurance Plan of California (PacAdvantage)
* Humboldt State University
* Jobs with the State of California
* Judicial Council of California
* Learn California
* Library of California
* Lieutenant Governors Commission for One California
* Little Hoover Commission (on California State Government Organization and Economy)
* Medical Board of California
* Medi-Cal
* Osteopathic Medical Board of California
* Physical Therapy Board of California
* Regents of the University of California
* San Diego State University
* San Francisco State University
* San Jose State University
* Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
* State Bar of California
* Supreme Court of California
* Teach California
* University of California
* University of California, Berkeley
* University of California, Davis
* University of California, Hastings College of the Law
* University of California, Irvine
* University of California, Los Angeles
* University of California, Merced
* University of California, Riverside
* University of California, San Diego
* University of California, San Francisco
* University of California, Santa Barbara
* University of California, Santa Cruz
* Veterans Home of California

But… California government says that the only places they can cut expenses is Police and Fire...
 
It doesn't matter if you are Democrat, Republican or Independent.
Politicians have created this enormous pork barrel of agencies that employ over 350,000 people directly and countless more via contracts with the State.
All of these people get salaries, medical coverage and pensions at our expense and almost all are unionized.
 
GET OUT YOUR AIRSICK BAG!!!!!

Obamacare Regulations Drove Up Insurance Premium Costs by Up to 68%

For those of you who want to get into the weeds on just  ONE of the reasons the ACA was a piece of crap to start with, this is a analysis, just released, that displays it vividly!

Until recently, the House was scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act, the GOP leadership’s proposal to repeal and replace parts of Obamacare. That vote has been called off.

While the American Health Care Act would have repealed some Obamacare regulations, the bill does not go far enough.
Obamacare caused premiums to rise for various reasons, chief among them being the vast new regulations the law imposed on insurance markets. A new analysis from Milliman backs this up. The study provided estimates of the average impact that various Obamacare regulations had on premiums. These estimates are reflected in the chart below attached at the end of this text.

Most of these averages vary state by state, depending on demographic differences.
Take the example of Oregon. While reinsurance may have driven up rates nationally, in Oregon they initially reduced premium rates by 8 percent, followed by a decreasing impact from then on, lowering rates by 2 percent.
Changes in morbidity (or the sickness of the population) due to newly uninsured by itself caused 4 percent increases in premiums nationally, but in Ohio it raised premiums by 35-40 percent.

Age is also a factor in premium prices, and Obamacare disrupted the natural order by dictating the age banding, which disproportionately harmed young people. (Age banding here refers to how much the most expensive plans can be in comparison to the cheapest.)
Before Obamacare, the national rate of age banding was 1-to-5. In other words, the most expensive plan was five times more costly than the cheapest plan, with expense increasing with age.
Obamacare mandated that the rate be set at 1-to-3, so that the most expensive plan could be no more than three times as expensive. While elderly people’s premiums might have seen fewer increases—which is both due to banding and the fact that Obamacare is close to a death spiral—young people have suffered.
Overall, young people can expect to have rate increases between 58.9 percent and 91.8 percent using national averages. However, not every state had a 1-to-5 age band.
In places like Ohio, the effects are far worse—it had a 1-to-6 age band. Even accounting for the differences in its population from the national average, young people in Ohio can still expect to pay an average of 7.7 percent more on top of other increases.
In addition to this “youth tax,” mandates like the “essential health benefits” and actuarial requirements further punish all Americans with benefits that they don’t need, at prices they can’t afford. While in places like Maryland these mandates might only contribute 8 to 10 percent to premium increases, nationally they raise premiums by an average of 16.5 percent, up to 32 percent.
Overall, accounting for gender, age, and the relative proportions of all those groups, Americans are paying 44.5 to 68 percent more in premiums owing just to Title I regulations. That number is even higher when factoring all the other adverse effects of Obamacare.
Obamacare’s Title I regulations bid up the price of premiums drastically for many Americans. While the current House bill begins to repeal Obamacare, it does not go far enough, as many of the most damaging regulations are left in place.
Alleviating this pain should be strongly considered at every step of the process.







Obama and Judge Watson. . …..

Obama and Judge Watson, eating dinner in Hawaii, the night before the Judge blocked the Immigration ban. No collusion here . …..Just like Bill Clinton, just happening to run into the Attorney General in Arizona airport!!

 
HOW DO YOU MEASURE SLEAZINESS....BY THE POUND OR THE DEPTH.

A MESSAGE FROM A WARRIOR...

Interesting read, a Marine's View of what is really going on. This young man is articulate and has a flare for colorful language, and descriptive prose, Scorpions, Chiggers & Sand Fleas. From a Recon Marine in Afghanistan writing:
                                     " From the Sand Pit......" 
"It's freezing here. I'm sitting on hard cold dirt between rocks and shrubs at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountains, along the Dar'yoi Pamir River, watching a hole that leads to a tunnel that leads to a cave. Stake out, my friend, and no pizza delivery for thousands of miles.       

I also glance at the area around my ass every ten to fifteen seconds to avoid another scorpion sting. I've actually given up battling the chiggers and sand fleas, but the scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod. Hurts like a bastard. The antidote tastes like transmission fluid, but God bless the Marine Corps for the five vials of it in my pack. The one truth the Taliban cannot escape is that, believe it or not, they are human beings, which means they have to eat food and drink water. That requires couriers and that's where an old bounty hunter like me comes in handy.  

I track the couriers, locate the tunnel entrances and storage facilities, type the info into the hand held, and shoot the coordinates up to the satellite link that tells the air commanders where to drop the hardware. We bash some heads for a while, and then I track and record the new movement. It's all about intelligence. We haven't even brought in the snipers yet. These scurrying rats have no idea what they're in for. We are but days away from cutting off supply lines and allowing the eradication to begin. But you know me; I'm a romantic. I've said it before and I'll say it again: This country blows, man. It's not even a country. There are no roads, there's no infrastructure, there's no government.        
  
This is an inhospitable, rock-pit shit-hole ruled by eleventh century warring tribes. There are no jobs here like we know jobs. Afghanistan offers only two ways for a man to support his family, join the opium trade or join the army. That's it. Those are your options. Oh, I forgot, you can also live in a refugee camp and eat plum-sweetened, crushed beetle paste and squirt mud like a goose with stomach flu, if that's your idea of a party. But the smell alone of those 'tent cities of the walking dead' is enough to hurl you into the poppy fields to cheerfully scrape bulbs for eighteen hours a day.      
  
I've been living with these Tajiks and Uzbeks, and Turkmen and even a couple of Pashtu's, for over a month-and-a-half now, and this much I can say for sure: These guys, are Huns, actual, living Huns. They LIVE to fight. It's what they do. It's ALL they do. They have no respect for anything; not for themselves, their families, or for each other. They claw at one another as a way of life. They play polo with dead calves and force their five-year-old sons into human cockfights to defend the family honor. Just Huns, roaming packs of savage, heartless beasts who feed on each other's barbarism. Cavemen with AK-47's. Then again, maybe I'm just a cranky young bastard.   

I'm freezing my ass off on this stupid hill because my lap warmer is running out of juice, and I can't recharge it until the sun comes up in a few hours. Oh yeah! You like to write letters, right? Do me a favor, Bizarre. Write a letter to CNN and tell Wolf and Anderson and that awful, sneering, pompous Aaron Brown to stop calling the Taliban "smart". They are not smart. I suggest CNN invest in a dictionary because the word they are looking for is "cunning". The Taliban are cunning, like jackals, hyenas, and wolverines. They are sneaky and ruthless, and when confronted, they are cowardly. They are hateful, malevolent parasites who create nothing and destroy everything else.             

Smart? Bullshit! Yeah, they're real smart, Most can’t read, but they've spent their entire lives listening to Imams telling them about only one book (and not a very good one, as books go). They consider hygiene and indoor plumbing to be products of the devil. They're still trying to figuring out how to work a Bic lighter. Talking to a Taliban warrior about improving his quality of life is like trying to teach an ape how to hold a pen. Eventually he just gets frustrated and sticks you in the eye with it.    

OK, enough. Snuffle will be up soon, so I have to get back to my hole. Covering my tracks in the snow takes a lot of practice, but I'm good at it.             

Please, I tell you and my fellow Americans to turn off the TV sets and move on with your lives. The story line you are getting from CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and other liberal news agencies is utter bullshit and designed not to deliver truth but rather to keep you glued to the screen so you will watch the next commercial. We've got this one under control. The worst thing you guys can do right now is sit around analyzing what we're doing over here. You have no idea what we're doing, and you really don't want to know. We are your military, and we are only doing what you sent us here to do.      

"Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps is paying most of your share".Semper Fi. "