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freetek

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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
 

tonystewart1

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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, 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

So, which leg is getting shorter?
 

tonystewart1

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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

So, which leg is getting shorter?


funny funny funny



the left one.
 

freedombecki

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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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Thanks to all for the friendly greetings; seems odd though that on an opinion message board, one may not include a website link in the signature line.
Guess it wasn't the 'right' link. . .
At least some seemed to think it was not objectionable to refer to the LP.
 

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Thanks to all for the friendly greetings; seems odd though that on an opinion message board, one may not include a website link in the signature line.
Guess it wasn't the 'right' link. . .
At least some seemed to think it was not objectionable to refer to the LP.
Per board rules, you can post links after you've got 15 posts. It's an anti-spam feature. The content of your link wasn't considered...I don't think. :tongue:
 

tonystewart1

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Wow all kinds of people with connections to the great state of wv.
 

tonystewart1

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I once owned a VW. Is that close enough?

Why sure. We will be sending you your bib overalls and brown jug in the mail shortly:lol:
 

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Oh yea
 

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I was informed by someone familiar with DOD and its ways to be careful of certain West Virginia hilltops that were ringed with barbed or razor wire, for they might be NSA listening posts, trespassing on which is likely to get you shot.
 

tonystewart1

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I was informed by someone familiar with DOD and its ways to be careful of certain West Virginia hilltops that were ringed with barbed or razor wire, for they might be NSA listening posts, trespassing on which is likely to get you shot.

Really I always thought those where pot farms or moonshine stills.:lol:
 

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