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    Hi, somewhat like-minded forum members.

    I am a retired 2X business owner and a tech in the electronics field (one that existed before China).

    After being knifed in the back by Bush Sr. and Pete Wilson, then gov. of the Gilded State, I sought and found a group who shared the values with which I was born; the Libertarian Party.

    After seeing CA sink ever further into a morass of debt, we started looking for a place in- or out- of the untied States where we thought we might evade the coming fiscal collapse and after making some 2 years of research the choice fell on WV as the best balance of low crime rate middling taxes and incredibly (in 1995) cheap real estate with the additional benefit of (then) many offers which included free natural gas which would (and does) take the sting out of winter and feed several of the main energy consumers all during the year.

    We escaped from CA in 2003 from 8 acres that was no longer remote enough, to 130 acres of forest, an old home which is now occupied by one son with family, and built a new home on a ridge several hundred yards away.

    Today, our property taxes are 2/3 for ALL of our property (it includes cars, boats, homes, dog, etc.) and I don't have to chase anyone off our property except the occasional out-of-state hunter who believes there are no boundaries; they are informed once only about them.

    I confess I hold no hope to see the LP garner any significant number of votes in any election of new Mafia members but will continue to support them since it does happen now and then that neither of the major socialist candidates are attractive or clean enough to elect and in slips someone who mostly wants to shrink the reach of their office instead of grow a fiefdom.
    One elected LP member in a San Diego suburb was elected to the board overseeing the fire department and at the first meeting, armed with research, advanced the idea to eliminate the local department and roll the responsibilities for fire-fighting together with a neighboring department that was expanded slightly to cover the additional area. The LPer voted to eliminate the duplication and his own position.
    It passed.

    That is the kind of action and thought that can be expected when a Libertarian is brought into the system.

    Sound interesting?

    Link in my signature line below.

    Thank you, Steve Allison
     
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    freedombecki Let's go swimmin'! Supporting Member

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    Thank God. Another West Virginian on the board.

    Are any of your family native to the state.

    I have been to Grantsville a few times its a beautiful part of the state.

    If you really want to see the wild part of wild and wonderful come to McDowell county

    Glad to have you here.
     
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    Hi and welcome.
     
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    So, which leg is getting shorter?
     
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    funny funny funny



    the left one.
     
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    John Denver...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN86d0CdgHQ&feature=player_detailpage"]John Denver - Country Roads - YouTube[/ame]

    Almost heaven, West Virginia
    Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River
    Life is old there, older than the trees
    Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze

    Chorus:
    Country roads, take me home
    To the place I belong
    West Virginia, Mountain Mama
    Take me home, country roads

    All my memories, gathered 'round her
    Miners' Lady, stranger to blue water
    Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
    Misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye

    Chorus

    I hear her voice, in the morning hour she calls me
    The radio reminds me of my home far away
    And drivin' down the road I get the feeling
    That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday
    Lyric credits
     
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    Welcome, Freetek!
     
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    Welcome Mountaineer.

    We have family up near Fairmont.
     
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