Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Illegal Kids To MN?? OH HELL NO!!!!

This story is from today's Minneapolis Newspaper.

The simmering national fight over whether to aid thousands of unaccompanied Central American children who came to the United States illegally is intensifying as more of the children are finding their way to Minnesota.
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., is leading a push to welcome the children to the state, which could bring in waves of more children and thrust Minnesota to the forefront of this larger and complex national issue.
“We have capacity to help here and we should,” Ellison said Monday at a community meeting at the CLUES center on E. Lake Street in Minneapolis.
But immigration advocates and nonprofit groups that often serve traditional refugees are concerned that Minnesota might not be able to handle a deluge of children needing expensive care and facing complex legal cases.
Alicia Bauers, a case manager for children’s mental health services at Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, said their group often cannot provide basic services for immigrants in the state.
“I’ve had a waitlist for my caseload for two years,” she said. “We want to provide services … but they can’t even get to see me.”

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is expecting a letter from Ellison and others asking him for state resources, such as shelter, for the children.
“I don’t know what it entails,” Dayton said Monday. “This thing is unfolding rapidly, and the federal response is still being determined. I would have to know where it’d fit in, what it would cost and where we would have sites potentially available.”
Dayton finds himself at the center of an issue many other state leaders are grappling with. Last week, Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts vowed to help temporarily house the migrant children.

The issue has even taken on broader political overtones in the upcoming election, where one of Dayton’s challengers is demanding that the state not lend any assistance.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Honour last week urged Dayton to “let the president know that Minnesota is not the place to send these kids.”
“Before President Obama looks to our state to solve his man-made crisis, it’s time for Governor Dayton to join other Midwestern governors and let the president know it’s time for him to lead.”

Minnesota has enough trouble helping the folks we have in state already, we don't need any of these illegals here.  Don't get me wrong its not because they are from Central America, its because they are here illegally. I'm glad to see Gov. Perry of Texas call up the Guard, but it should have been done earlier this year. Because of this illegal border crossing BS, I see a showdown between the States and the Feds.

The weather here today is much cooler then yesterday, Thank God.

Remain Viligaint, Stay At The Ready, This Fight Is Just Getting Started.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Heat Advisory In MN

Minnesota Counties affected by the heat advisory. This covers a good portion of the State.

Heat advisory in effect from 11 am to 9 PM CDT Monday...
The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from 11 am to 9 PM CDT Monday.
* Temperature...highs in the lower 90s with heat indices ranging from around 100 in far western Wisconsin...to 105 to 110 degrees near the Minnesota River Valley.
* Impacts...this is the first significant heat wave of the season...in a year that has been colder than normal. Many will not be acclimated to the heat. These conditions may lead to a heightened risk of heat related stress and illness...especially for the Young and elderly...and those without air conditioning.
Precautionary/preparedness actions...
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Well we have gone from bitter cold this winter, a water logged June, to this heat advisory. I thought we left this behind in Florida?? 

Stay Safe, Remain Viligaint, and Stay At The Ready.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Winter Tramples On Minnesota's Fledgling Wine Industry

There’s yet another casualty of last winter’s polar vortex: grapes.
About 30 percent of the state’s wine-grape crop is missing in action, said Terri Savaryn, secretary of the Minnesota Grape Growers Association. Individual losses vary widely, from almost zero to 80 percent and up at some northern vineyards.
“Some are in very good shape, and others are taking it on the chin,” said Peter Hemstad, University of Minnesota grape breeder and co-owner of St. Croix Vineyards in Stillwater. “It’s not a catastrophe, but nobody’s happy about it.”

Kyle Peterson, winemaker at the family-owned Winehaven Winery in Chisago City, Minn., considers himself lucky to have lost only 10 percent of his winery’s grapes. “We were really fortunate,” he said. “Given what winter threw at us, we dodged that bullet.”
Less fortunate was Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria, which lost about 80 percent of its expected grape yield, according to co-owner Tami Bredeson. Most of the vines’ roots survived, but the flower-producing died. That means they’ll produce fewer grapes — or none at all.
The lowest temperature recorded last winter, minus-27 degrees, was “not extreme by Minnesota standards,” Hemstad said. But the cold was unrelenting. “We had 50 days below zero.”
“There was no January thaw,” Bredeson said. “There was never a letup for the plants. They had to struggle so hard, for so long.”

Because of the relative youth of Minnesota’s wine industry, the plants also are young, which makes them more vulnerable to an extreme winter, according to Savaryn.
The state has nearly 50 bonded wineries, and most of them are young, she said. “There are few 20-year-old, established plants.”
To supplement their own supply, growers who lost a lot of grapes are looking to other growing regions where yields are plentiful. “We’re forced to source,” Bredeson said.
Buying grapes from outstate growers won’t increase the winery’s costs, she said.
“We can purchase California grapes, and pay for shipping and still have it less expensive than Minnesota grapes,” which require the same expensive equipment but are produced on a much maller scale than in major wine-growing regions.

While local wine production is likely to decrease in the short term, that doesn’t mean Minnesota vintners can raise prices accordingly. “The problem we have is it’s a worldwide market,” said Hemstad.
“Argentina and Australia aren’t going to be raising prices. People with Minnesota pride are willing to pay a premium over what they could get from Gallo, but only so much.”
Wine connoisseurs who have developed a taste for Minnesota-grown wine likely won’t notice any difference in taste, Bredeson said. “Making wine from Minnesota grapes is technically more difficult, and winemakers here have a lot of tools in their tool belt. They will be able to take the grapes purchased elsewhere and replicate the taste.”
The impact could show up on wine labels, however. Instead of adding 10 percent of Cabernet grapes to a Marquette wine, a Minnesota vintner might have to switch to 70 percent Cabernet — and give the wine a fanciful name like “Winter Kill Red,” Bredeson mused.
And with grapes in shorter supply, you might see more Minnesota wines made from other fruit, such as apples, berries and rhubarb. “We may experiment with black currants or aronia,” said Bredeson. “This is the year to do that.”

This was copied from the Startrubine and shared to folks outside of MN. We have a vineyard near us, and I believe they also took a hit on their grape crop. 

The world is going nuts again, you know the drill. Remain Viligaint And At The Ready.

Sunday, July 13, 2014


I just bought this e-book from Amazon for my PC Kindle. I have a feeling this is going to mirror what is happening to our country today with the invasion of illegals. Could this invasion finally signal the final blow to our enocnomy, and push the U.S closer to collapse?? Will the invasion spark the start of a new Civil War??

I saw today that the Minute Man Project is restarting after being inactive since 2010. Another case of too little too late.??  They want to put volunteers on the border to help detour anyone crossing into the U.S. The Governor of Nebraska and one of the Senators from Illinois are stating that the Emperor is sending illegals to their states without prior notice. Does this surprise anyone of us???  

Remain Viligaint, Stay At The Ready, Time Is Running Out.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

First Look At Obama's New Storm Troopers

Storm Trooper "Let me see your identification." to the Illegal

Illegal " I don't have any"

Storm Trooper " You my pass"

Storm Trooper " "Let me see your identification." To the American

American " I don't need to show you my I.D." "I'm not the Illegal you are looking for"" Waves hand like a Jedi.

Storm Trooper "Yes, you do or to the Detention Center for you"

American " The illegal didn't"

Storm Trooper  "Emperor Obama Says to stop American Citizens only" "To The detention center for you"

American  "I have rights under the Constitution"

Storm Trooper " You didn't hear"?? "The Emperor signed an Executive Order this morning cancelling the Constitution".

American "Oh Crap, the rebels where right"

Remain Viligaint, and At The Ready, as this will be happening sooner then you think


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Large Wind Turbines

We went for a drive last weekend before the 4th. We went out to a town called Atwater. turned south on a state highway and noticed several large wind turbines. Since we are out exploring we decided to see if we could get close to them. It only took ten minutes to get up close.

What surprised me was that there was no fence around them at all. You could walk right up to one. These wind turbines are huge. Here is some photos we took.

Remain Vigilant, and Stay At The Ready. Have a great week all.


Monday, July 7, 2014

Our Monthly Food Shopping

Today (yesterday) was food shopping day, and man I tell you we scored big time. We have a chain here called CUB Foods. Consumers United in Buying. We walked in today to see what they had on sale. They had 5 lb packages of hamburger marked $4.00 off, steaks, pork chops, all marked $3.00 off a package. They also had Hamburger Helper 10 boxes for $10 bucks. we picked up 20 boxes. We saved like $50. plus we got a credit for .25 cents off every gallon of gas we buy next time we fill for a savings of like $6.00  At this point I will take any savings I can get.

Before CUB we hit up Walmart to have the two front tires replaced. Picked up grocery's there first. They did not have any of the boneless skinless chicken we love. That's when we decided to go over to CUB. All in all we had a good morning of shopping. The van is now set for winter driving, oil change is good until Sept. Next month I want to get a couple of coats of wax on the van before winter. Funny its early July and I'm already thinking winter. I think we are going to start looking for wood to burn in our fire pit. The tree trimmers are out and they are leaving wood behind. All we have to do is pull out the seats and load up.

I would like to clean out the shed and get it reorganized to make room for the fire wood. I didn't get as much done as I planned this weekend, but that's how that goes. My oldest son went to the NASCAR race in Daytona Beach yesterday and today. Why two days?? Rain out Sat. and shortened race today. He said he and his friend had a blast.

One thing I like to do when we go for drives is check out the crops the farmers have planted. Crops here in Mn are ahead and behind at the same time. Some corn is already knee high with some I saw today looks like its a month behind. Same with soy beans. I guess it depends when the farmer was able to hit his fields. Hay is being cut and bailed also. I think the wheat is running a little ahead. Some road side stands are open but we have not stopped yet. The rivers are finally going down almost 3 weeks have our heavy rain. Roads that have been flooded are reopening.

I thought I posted this last night, but I didn't. Have a good week all.

Remain Viligaint and Stay At The Ready.