Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Can owning guns effect your house values?

You know how pedophilia is listed at the local police department for people moving into a neighborhood? Well. Now if you are purchasing a home, canvas the public records to know if your neighbors are hoarding guns and if any of them are capable of killing many people in one clip.

Map: Where are the gun permits in your neighborhood? (click here)

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ROCKLAND COUNTY (click here)

This map shows pistol permits registered in Rockland County, which are issued for life and do not need to be renewed. Zoom in and out for more information and click on a dot to see details of a permit. Rockland County splits permit holders into two categories: 

Active (blue): Permit holders that have purchased a firearm or updated the information on a permit in the past five years. 

Historic (purple): Permit holders with no activity in the past five years. Permit holders who have died or moved out of the area may not have updated their permit records, so some locations marked with a purple dot may not represent a current permit holder.

Do it. Ask for a review of the neighborhood for gun permits and weapons purchased during the closing on the home. If people are smart, they'll beat their potential buyers to the information and list it with the home they are selling.

It would make a difference to me. Someone is thinking out there. Why live next to a nut case that will kill firefighters and burn down your home.

He still has a fever?

Sorry to hear that. I am glad he is enjoying all his guests.

I am sure the doctors have thought of everything, but, if antibiotics are not doing the job, my only suspect is the immune system itself. 

Are all his gamma globulin levels normal? I can't help but think perhaps there needs to be an assessment of his immune system if it hasn't been done already.

An infusion of gamma globulin might do it. This is nothing to say there is a disease or medicine suppressing his immune system. His age alone challenges that reality.

I wish him well. Sorry, to hear he is still fighting a fever. That can't be much fun. 

He is a very handsome man, isn't he? Even at his advanced age, he maintains his good looks. His hair is not completely grey in this picture.

I think if I have to choose a word it would be dashing. He looks very dashing in his senior years.

You want to stop rising health care costs?

Push down from the top.

If MDs have to pay more taxes they won't raise their rates to their patients. They'll open their doors to Medicare patients. Because the lower tax rates they pay at the top of the tax structure is incentive to raise their rates. They make more money by charging their customers more, they pay less taxes to the USA.

Think about it.

There costs haven't gone up that much. They certainly aren't paying it to their staff. So, why the increase the race to the top of the tax structure?

The Bush Tax Cuts have to end.

"Kick the Can" (click here) was once a child's game. I think I want to leave it there. It is not a good expression of what is happening in the USA.

No more politics with the tax structure of the USA. The Democrats can't wimp out on this. And, yes, they look like wimps when they allow extensions of these tax cuts. We need to get on with governing and have the Middle Class fight for better wages. 

I would love to have the tax cuts saved for anyone earning $250,000 per year, but, we simply can't allow it if it means the wealthy aren't paying their share of the tax burden. The wealthy have been indulged for a very long time. Where has it gotten us? We need to put the country back together and we can't do that with extension after extension, after extension.

What is occurring is Republican's 'Carrot 'n' Stick.' They allow unemployment to be extended if the Bush Tax Cuts are extended. Well, guess what? With increased revenue we could afford to extend unemployment anyway.

The Republicans will allow all kinds of Democratic soft targets to be provided for so long as the Bush Tax Cuts remain. Well, if we had tax increases we could afford all the appropriate soft targets anyway.

The Republicans chronically take the Middle Class and Poor as hostages and get away with it. That has to end.

We have a lot to do in this country. We have gun control to legislate, we have immigration law to change, we have an entire generation without employment and the country is tired of the Republicans holding all those people hostage for the sake of The Bush Tax Cuts.

The Debt Ceiling is coming. We need additional taxes to stop the ever needed and repeated request for increases. When the USA Treasury has reasonable revenues and is recovering so the Debt Ceiling doesn't have to be raised anymore; the Democrats will finally be able to govern and legislate. The politic dialogue in the USA always surrounds the issue of taxes, some kind of hideous cliff and debt ceilings. It is time to end it. 

The citizens of the USA are not hostages. They are hard working people raising families with hope for the future. They need their stability back permanently and know where they stand so they can plan. This is crazy. It is as crazy as the current gun laws. 

The nation needs to move forward. It's is time to do exactly that. When the bell chimes at midnight the USA Treasury has an income again. That is not so bad. Seriously.

No more holding the promises made to generations for a secure aging and longevity. We need to do this. Seriously.

Rupert Murdoch late to the party, but, at least he came.

'NY Xmas ruined by lunatic shooting 4 firemen, (click here) killing two. Shooter killed before, jailed, later released on medical grounds. Must wake up,' he wrote just after noon in the East Coast.

Perhaps Mr. Murdoch knows first hand that living in the USA is not the Australian Outback.

He probably hasn't had the opportunity to visit many of the parks in the USA, both State and National. They are beautiful. They sincerely don't need to be tainted by gunfire. The National Parks are staffed. He should definitely take the time to get to know some of them. Yellowstone is frequently a favorite starting place. 

I worry about the staff in the National Parks. They don't need tourists and campers with guns.

Line of Duty Deaths: 28 (click here)

Gunfire: 8

Last year there was sincere violence in one our National Parks by someone with an assault weapon. Our Park Rangers are very dedicated as are the agents from US Fish and Wildlife. We sincerely don't need to make it any more difficult for them to do their jobs.

...When the suspect reached Ranger Anderson's roadblock, he made a U-turn, exited his vehicle, and opened fire. Ranger Anderson was shot before she was able to exit her patrol car.

After being shot, Ranger Anderson radioed for help as the suspect fled on foot. Responding units attempting to reach Ranger Anderson were held at bay for approximately 90 minutes as the suspect continued to fire on them. The suspect's vehicle was recovered with additional weapons and body armor inside....

She died not of her initial wounding, but, because the shooter outgunned the other officers. Does anyone actually believe allowing weapons in the parks is going to change that dynamic?

It is the guns that are the problem, not the people.

Mobile Alabama Tornado 12-25-2012

Posted Mar 02, 2012
By mleyba
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Alabama (click here) tornadoes reportedly destroyed several houses in northern Alabama as storms threatened more twisters across the region Friday, two days after a storm system killed 13 people in the Midwest and South.
There was no immediate word on any injuries from local emergency officials. But the Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Office says ambulances are responding to neighborhoods near Huntsville....

April 29, 2011

President Obama (click here for video - thank you) and the first lady surveyed storm damage and met with families of victims today in Tuscaloosa, Ala., one of the cities hardest hit by this week's outbreak of tornadoes that have left at least 318 people dead across eight states.
"I've never seen devastation like this," Obama said, standing amid the rubble left in the tornadoes' wake. "It is heartbreaking."Obama spent almost two hours on ground, driving in his motorcade through a hard-hit commercial area to see demolished stores and businesses. He later walked through a residential neighborhood that was littered with mangled cars, tree limbs and personal possessions.,...

No one will find appalling video on how this is an unusual tragedy on Christmas Day at FOX News. They like to point to other tornadoes that happened in the past on Christmas Day. They want to pacify the idea this is due to Human Induced Global Warming. FOX does that to keep their viewership under educated to the real dangers in their lives. In my estimate, FOX News is a real danger in their lives, too.

The need to pacify for political purposes is attempted through legitimate information from the National Weather Service as if the government endorses their political agenda.

Notable U.S. tornado events with at least one F2 (minimum 113-mph) tornado between Dec. 24 and Dec. 26:

All the Christmas Tornadoes that occured according to this list did so since the 1960s and the high increases in CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2). But, no one will hear that from Murdoch's millionaires. The Murdoch millionaires customize their content to 'fit the political spin' they pump out, they don't put into context where the truth lies and God Forbid they ever call a scientist legitimate. PhD or no PhD, they are all quacks.

No more Bush Tax Cuts

December 24, 2012 7:19 PM

Reid is now working, sources say, on a smaller package (click here) than the comprehensive deal the president was working on with Boehner. The package would prevent tax rates from rising for middle-class families and perhaps cut some spending and tie up a few other loose ends.
So far Reid has not been consulting with Republicans on the bill. Technically, any bill involving taxing authority must originate in the House, not the Senate, but Reid could easily take a revenue-raising House bill that has already passed, gut it, and use it as a vehicle for his fiscal cliff legislation....

Just because the Republicans in the House can't get their act together to do their job, they are screaming for 'pressure relief' and to pass THEIR responsibility to the Senate. That says only one thing, the GOP is not capable of governing. They don't know how, they haven't got the priorities to govern and they need to be replaced.
Tuesday December 25, 2012 5:36 AM

In a democratic system with separated powers, (click here) two houses of Congress, split between the parties, a normal party accepts that compromise is the only way to legislate. A normal party takes into account election results. A normal party recognizes when the other side has made real concessions. A normal party takes responsibility.
By all of these measures, the Republican majority that Speaker John Boehner purports to lead is abnormal. That is the meaning of his catastrophic failure to gather the votes for his “Plan B” proposal on the “fiscal cliff.” Many of his most radical members believe they have a right to use any means at their disposal to impose their views on the country, even if they are only a minority in Congress.
There may, however, be good news in the disarray: The right wing of the Republican House has chosen to marginalize itself from any serious negotiations. The one available majority for action, especially on budgets, is a coalition uniting most Democrats with those Republicans who still hold the old-fashioned view that they were elected to help run the country.
To avert a fiscal nightmare in the short run, this potential majority needs to be allowed to work its will. The result may well be a modestly more progressive solution than President Obama offered Boehner, a deal with somewhat fewer cuts and more revenue. That’s the price the right wing will have to pay for refusing to govern....

Eric Cantor's favorite mind speak dodge is how the nation understands a budget and how they have to live within that budget and so does the nation.

How many Americans openly consent to INCOME / REVENUE decreases while increasing EXPENDITURES? Well, that is exactly what the Bush Tax Cuts did. They increased expenditures out of control with two wars, while cutting taxes to increase the wealth of their cronies. Now, if Cantor wants to talk about how REAL households actually work, it isn't by cutting revenues to purchase a new home.

The revenues to the USA Treasury have decreased since the Republican majorities of the past whereby they victimized the Middle Class, destroyed job growth and economic growth. They instead saw a way clear to allow outsourcing for their own wealth while creating human rights violations in the USA and internationally. The human rights infringement is nothing to people like Eric Cantor. He is a human rights offender for seeking to cut benefits to those least able to afford them, in the face of increasing the wealth to himself and cronies.

President Obama stated, "I propose to raise taxes on any income over $250,000. People just like me." So don't tell me for one minute the House Republicans are not protecting their own incomes. Except, for those like Joe Walsh that have child support arrears exceeding his annual income as a Representative. Child Support is a tax deductible, which, might in itself be a reason for parenthood.

You know, those that want to remove all deductions from the income tax code worry about the house deduction. There are many others that might actually be a reason to keep families together.

But, the political mind speak of the Right Wing is irrational. They cater to criminal intent within our society. They back liberal guns laws and purport that every American should be armed 24/7 for the very spontaneous occurrence a mass murderer shows up with a Bushmaster. That is criminal. They are backing criminals. The shooter can get his hands on guns with liberal guns laws whereby Mommies and Sisters can purchase them legally. Those laws back up the criminal intent by people THE CURRENT LAW states is suppose to exclude from obtaining guns.

The Republican mind speak states if the wealthy are wealthier they will spawn jobs somehow by magic. Then they state, if they are taxed they will leave the country. SO WHAT!!!!!!!!! They aren't doing anyone any good anyway. They already offshore money and jobs by outsourcing, who actually needs them? We would have a net job increase if they leave. By all means, GO ! 

Take the Republicans unable to govern that are basically protecting no one but themselves because according to them the wealthy are leaving, WITH YOU. The emigrating wealthy will need allies in other countries to run for office and win on the basis they will create jobs by lower taxes. I know the exact continent they should emigrate to. It only takes a few years for citizenship and all those that hate the taxes of the USA will be back in business and at the top of the "Global Corrupt List" again! They should go and don't wait for the tax increases to pass, it is killing us!

Example: Donald Trump, the man who make running for President the best free advertising he ever had. He doesn't care about being President than the Man in the Moon. He is making his tax emigration a reality.

Michael Forbes, (click here) who opposed Donald Trump's plan to build a luxury golf course on his family's land, was honored as his country's 'Top Scot.'

...This fall, the film that made him a star, “You’ve Been Trumped,” aired on BBC....

Trump needs to clean up his act, both environmentally and politically. We know he is a better man than this; at least; we always thought so. Then again, all evidence shows the exact outsourcing trend we have seen with all those given the Bush Tax Cuts. They don't create jobs in the USA, they take it elsewhere. I am sure someday, Trump expects to have holdings in Beijing.

...Donald Trump has banned Glenfiddich Whisky from his resorts after Michael Forbes, one of the tycoon’s most well-known opponents, won top honors at an awards ceremony sponsored by the Scottish liquor brand.
“Glenfiddich should be ashamed,” (click here) Trump told the Guardian, claiming that Forbes, who famously refused to sell his farm to Trump’s golf resort in Scotland, won the “Top Scot” award last week because Glenfiddich was jealous of the billionaire’s inhouse whisky brand.
“I hereby call for a boycott on drinking Glenfiddich products,” Trump said, “because there is no way a result such as this could have been made by the Scottish people.”
Glenfiddich is one of several spirits produced by William Grant & Sons, which also makes Milagro Tequila, Hendrick's Gin and Virgin Vodka. The company maintains it had no influence on the “Top Scot” award, which was open to a public vote, according to the event’s marketing materials. “The person receiving the greatest number of votes, cast by the people of Scotland, wins the award,” the firm said in a statement released on Tuesday....
I like Glenfiddich. I especially like their Hendrick's Gin (click here). There is a local pub that uses it in their CUSTOM brew called "Murray's Cocktail." He mixes it with Cointeau, bitters and tonic. I love that cocktail and ask for it every time. I've given up my Tanqueray gimlet for Murrays' Cocktail. The environmentally conscience seek alternatives for those that seek them too.

Murray's Cocktail (click here)  - It is number 6 on the menu.

 Hendrick's Gin, Cointreau, Dash of Bitters, Tonic

Just as a side note. On Christmas Day, "Phil's on Front Street" served free meals to everyone who came through the door. (No alcohol. I offered to pay and they said put the money in the fish bowl. Children were in the restaurant with their family. No alcohol served.) Menu-Coffee or Soda, Soup or Salad, Turkey or Beef Dinner with vegetables and bread and a choice of pies.

Anyone. Anyone at all seeking a meal and friendship on Christmas Day was welcome. The place was packed.

If guests felt compelled to pay, they were told to put their monies in a fish bowl that would then be given to the local food pantry.

Live entertainment, too. A pianist and drummer. Christmas music abounded. One of the regular waitresses has an incredible voice so we all insisted she sing from time to time. No tipping, except, for the fish bowl.

Are we ready to be a nation again, rather than armed encampments within neighborhoods.

..."It was a trap set (click here) by Mr. Spengler, who laid in wait and shot first responders," Pickering told a news conference.
Separately, a police officer in Wisconsin and another in Texas were shot and killed on Monday, according to police and media reports.
The attacks on first responders came 10 days after one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history that left 20 students and six adults dead at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, and intensified the debate about gun control in the United States....
The nation needs to track down the place the guns were obtained, either legally or illegally. There needs to be an end to this violence. When people die due to gun violence there needs to be complete investigation as there is in Connecticut to track down the people involved in placing those weapons in the hands of killers. No more NRA nonsense in arming the nation to stop each other. This is crazy.

The sister of Spengler may have purchased the weapons for him even if he could not get them himself because he once killed and serviced his time. The entire dynamics in the country is wrong. Finding how these killers got their weapons and ending that access as well prosecuting all those along the way will provide a venue of control that will increase exponentially once it is a nation wide policy.

The way guns flow into and out of the USA is insane. We are creating more problems domestically and out southern border than we solve. One would think the states along the border with Mexico would have the toughest gun laws on the books, but, instead they permit liberal access. Jan Brewer can complain all she wants, but, the gun laws in Arizona enhance the problem and does not solve it.

Two firefighters were shot dead and two others remain hospitalized. (click here) One of the weapons recovered was a .233-caliber semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle with flash suppression, the same make and caliber gun used in the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

Police Chief Gerald Pickering said Tuesday the remains were found in the charred house that 62-year-old William Spengler shared with his 67-year-old sister, Cheryl. A medical examiner will need to determine the identity.
The ex-con who lured firefighters to their deaths in a blaze of gunfire left a typewritten note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and "do what I like doing best, killing people," police said Tuesday....

In Connecticut it was the shooters mother, in New York it was probably his sister. There is no other way to limiting access by shooter, except, to limit the guns on the street. 

Bushmaster. Interesting name. I doubt it indicates a sincere desire for hunting.