Sunday, August 14, 2016

AMERICA NEEDS PLEASENT DREAMS by Budd Schroeder

THE RIGHT SIDE
BY BUDD SCHROEDER
AUGUST 17, 2016


                                   AMERICA NEEDS PLEASANT DREAMS


               It seems like the politician’s definition of progress is not compatible with a large portion of the American public.  Many conflicts in ideology are apparent and being aired out during the political campaigns.  Whatever the positions, it still comes down to power and money.  Both parties are running for the power the presidency holds and neither candidate has the confidence of the majority of the people that they have abilities and character to be the right leader.

               The establishment is so wrapped up with keeping the status quo that they are willing to accept the best candidates that will continue with their agenda.  There are indications that the agenda may have variances, but the fact remains that it still comes down to “follow the money.”  When trying to define a problem that is pretty much the way to go.

               The other route is to look at the politicians and the parties and the prime motivator for most is the old fashioned “what’s in it for me?”  Pragmatism and pork have always been the ones to bet on over principles.  The old saying of “These are the times that try men’s souls” is a good headline.  The politically correct would probably insist that it should be changed to “people’s souls” to be gender neutral.  Let them have it.

               The thought that keeps wandering around in this columnist’s heads is that there should be a better way to choose candidates.  Here is one of the thoughts.  Our biggest problems come from the fact that we elect and reelect politicians.  History has shown even since before the administration of Andrew Jackson and his “Spoils System” that there was corruption in government.  He just gave it a name.

               After the Civil War corruption became a fine art and we had the beginning of the professional politician who found it lucrative when it came to increasing their assets and power.  LBJ, it is said to have been one of the poorest when he became a representative, but was one of the richest Presidents when he retired.  He was outstanding as a politician, but his involvement with the Vietnam War put a huge stain on his presidency.  Stain or not, he retired very rich.
               The Kennedys and Bushes, along with FDR and Carter were rich when they were elected.  Truman and Nixon, not so much.  We don’t hear much about the Reagan fortunes, but it is obvious that he and his family were financially comfortable.  Same with the Obamas.  

               The Clintons are a different story.  Hillary said they left the presidency “dead broke.”  Maybe so, but look at them now.  They can be listed as have large assets and have obtained them by huge speaking fees and “wise investments” that were helped by being able to use their political influence with the “right people.”  They were outstanding when it came to cashing in on opportunities.  This is not to say that they did anything illegal or unethical, but very few people have had that path to success.

               Back to the choice of candidates to lead the country.  It is obvious that the old fashioned way of choosing the candidates could stand improvement.  This is a thought to consider.  Don’t go to the political arena to get candidates.  Instead, go to the media.  That is the talent pool where everyone knows what should be done and what should have been done.

Even in professional sports this is evident.  The team owners keep hiring coaches in minor leagues, collages, and cast offs from other teams to get their coaches.  That’s where they go wrong.  They should be hiring sports writers and media commentators.  Those people ALWAYS know who should be drafted for the teams, what players are the best talent to be used in the games and again, always know what the coach should have done in yesterday’s game to have won it.  Just a thought!
Therefore, doesn’t it seem like a waste of talent to not choose who should run for president and other high offices by picking form the ranks of Fox News, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, broadcast news and the editorial pages of the major newspapers?  

Those people are always spouting off regarding their point of view.  People would be really interested to watch a debate between Bill O’Reilly and Chris Matthiews slug it out over the liberal versus conservative point of view.  Debates like that would be more likely to focus on issues and principles rather than having two people insult each other. 

               It would, of course limit the power of the political bosses in the establishment and therefore is unlikely to happen, but in a time of stress and confusion, it is nice to dream of “what could be.”  Who knows? When people have a dream it can turn into an idea.  Ideas can turn into actions and actions can lead into movements.  

Our Republic started that way with a handful of people who had the good idea. Right now, only a few people will have that dream.  Can a dream become a reality if enough people create the idea?  In this apathetic society, it isn’t likely, but it is a nice dream that can create a moment of comfort as some dreams do.  Right now, we can stand some comfortable thoughts to offset the stress of bad government and stressful campaigns. 

Good luck and pleasant dreams!
                                                                           -30-

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ebay's New Firearms Parts Rules on ITAR as per Executive Order from Fearless Leader

I started selling on eBay because GunBroker was not getting the hits and sales on items. EBay postage is discounted and if you use your own envelope or bag they are way less expensive to use. Ebay has also updated their firearms parts policy to the latest executive order on international parts BS. So now you have to find the line and select all the areas you'll not be shipping to in order to have your gun parts listed. It didn't take Ebay long to get the new executive orders up on shipping . Attention Sellers:... Alert Gun parts, gun accessories, crossbows, throwing knives, and Airsoft equipment and accessories can only be sold on the U.S. eBay website (eBay.com) by sellers located in the United States. Also, because most night vision goggles, military clothing, breathing apparatuses and military body armor are included on the United States Munitions List, which is part of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Part 121, you can only list these items for sale within the U.S. Items found on the ITAR Part 121 list cannot be offered for shipment outside the U.S. Please edit your listing to offer shipping to the United States only. Also, please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with our firearms, weapons and knives and our military items policies. The burden is on you to make sure that items that you list on eBay comply both with applicable laws and with eBay's Military Items policy, and failure to comply with these laws and policies may result in disciplinary action against your eBay account and referral to law enforcement. Please review our policies and the links to useful information regarding applicable federal regulations and government agency oversight in this area. Thanks, eBay

Thursday, June 16, 2016

45 LC Star Line and Remington BRASS For Sale

I have 45LC Star line new brass You are purchasing approximately 446 pcs of NEW 45LC Star Line Brass Total for this auction will be $100.00 SHIPPED if you take all of them. Otherwise a small flat rate box will run you $6.80 anything over $50.00 insurance extra Shipping will be determined at time of purchase USPS flat rate or FedEX p> You are purchasing approximately 351 pcs of NEW Primed Remington 44 Mag Brass. Total for this auction will be determined Shipping will be ORM-D FedEX street address lower 48 p>I can knock the primers out but the auction price remains the same. Shipping will then be Via USPS flat rate.$14.00 Payment money order or bank check your choice (PP ok) I'll invoice you Also have Virgin Remington 45LC @$37.00 per 100 pcs A small quantity of 180gr 430 dia cast and some Jacketed RN & HP 45's 44 cast 180 gr TC $13.00 per 100 bullets lubed,sized 15BHN Take all 500 and I'll include shipping HP are Rem. .452 dia 185gr HP $30.00 per 100 Rem. RN MC 451 dia 230 gr $27.00 per 100 Winchester 45 230 gr FMJ WB45mc230 117 pcs $27.00 40 S&W 155gr JHP Remington @ $26.00 per 100 I also have plenty of 158gr jacketed 357 hp, 9mm hp & MCRN, 40 hp , lead 30 cal , lead 38/357, 9mm Going over my inventory here this week. PM me here or an email to bpb4570@gmail.com These are cross posted and listed and may sell locally.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Remington 150gr RN 30-30 Bulllets (Components)

You are purchasing 100 Remington Bullets. Manufacture designation:
30-30 150gr SPCL-RN W/C

Total for this auction will be $34.80
Purchase up to 200 bullets and insurance is included up to $50.00.
Shipping will be determined at time of purchase
USPS flat rate or FedEx
Picture is manufactures photo

Bullets are in bulk, that means no manufactures box 1,500 bullets on hand

Payment money order or bank check your choice




Monday, May 23, 2016

Precision Ammo moves to new Facility in Mineral Springs, TX.

Once final steps are climbed in June, a company manufacturing precision rifle ammunition looks to make its home in Mineral Wells.
Precision Ammunition, which manufactures ammunition primarily for sporting and law enforcement, hopes to secure a $10 million non-recourse bond through the Industrial Development Foundation, said City Manager Lance Howerton.
“We had 26 offers from municipalities” to locate the manufacturing plant in those areas, said Precision CEO Matt Campbell, but chose Mineral Wells, in part, for its manufacturing facility because of the city’s location and proximity to distribution channels in the DFW metroplex.
The Industrial Development Corporation will hold a public hearing at 5 p.m. on June 7 at the City Hall Annex on the proposed issuance of the bond, Howerton said.
Such a bond puts no obligation or no liability on the city, he said. The Industrial Foundation and the city just serve as a conduit for the ammunition manufacturer to get tax exempt financing through the state.
The manufacturer secures the bond with its own assets, whether it’s equipment, buildings, property or other securities, he said.
“It’s very benign to the city,” he said. 
Howerton emphasized that in no way will the city or its citizens ever have to pay for the bond. There are also no damages to the city’s credit rating should a business default on the bond.
He said bringing the plant here looks to be feasible and has met the approval of the Texas Bond Review Board, as well as with the city’s bond counsel and financial advisors. 
The company’s financials and other documentation have been reviewed and everything looks good, Howerton said.
Once the bond goes to public hearing through the Industrial Foundation for approval, it will then have to go through city council, he said.
“We’re working feverishly to get this bond program finalized,” he said.
The application process began in February, he said.
Once those approvals are made, then it’s just a matter of closing the deal for the manufacturer to open its doors, he said.
The plant will be located at 4430 Ellis White Drive and the corner of Lee Road, east of Farm-to-Market Road 1821, where another ammunition manufacturer had at one time planned to locate, he said.
Campbell said the company, which has its headquarters, shipping and quality control in Pflugerville near Austin, also liked the city itself, and he plans to move his family to Mineral Wells and place his children in the schools here.
Campbell, who, according to his LinkedIn profile, became CEO of Precision Ammunition in 2012, is also a partner with a precision rifle manufacturer in Argyle.
He said he also liked that the Mineral Wells area is generally pro Second Amendment.
The Mineral Wells facility will manufacture .22-caliber long rifle rounds, he said. Such rounds are in high demand.
“Demand [for .22 long rifle rounds] has increased dramatically yet no large American ammunition maker has added a new rimfire ammunition plant,” the NRA’s American Rifleman magazine notes.
The company sells commercially as well as to the military and law enforcement, Campbell said. 
“We’re going to need several hundred people,” he said regarding job opportunities.
The application for the bond notes that up to 340 jobs could be created.
Campbell said, in addition to the manufacturing facility, a secondary branded merchandise business will open up, offering clothing and gun accessories.
He expects that once the bond is approved the company will start production within 30 days of closing, leasing facilities until a new plant and machinery can be put into place.
Construction of a new plant and installation of equipment will take about 10 months to a year.
He has been told June 16 will be the tentative closing date, should all application processes be met.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wanted for Endangerment to Children!

Trump Rally in Anaheim, CA turns violent as another liberal looser pepper sprays 5 people including 2 little girls.
While city council takes a vote to consider Trump a racist??? WTH

According to CA law: g) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), any person who uses
tear gas or any tear gas weapon except in self-defense is guilty of a
public offense and is punishable by imprisonment pursuant to
subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for 16 months, or two or three years
or in a county jail not to exceed one year or by a fine not to exceed
one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment.

As per the media:

However, the only individual worthy of condemnation was a man wielding a hand-held pepper-spray device which he used to incapacitate five people, including two girls aged 8 and 11, before fleeing the scene.  


Friday, April 8, 2016

Ammo,Bullets,Powder FOR SALE





Need a Firearm BPBreloading is affiliated with Davidison’s Home of the lifetime warranty

REM 30-30 170GR
5
$17.95
REM 308 150GR
5
$21.95
 WIN SUPX 3006 150GR PP
5
$20.50
WIN 300m 150GR PP
3
$27.30
FED 45ACP 230GR JHP
10
$27.99
FED 243 80GR SPEER SP
2
$18.30
W2506 90GR POS EXP.PT.
2
$30.30
FED 280 150GR SP
2
$33.00
W7MM REM M175GR
2
$27.10
PMC 380ACP 90GR FMJ
2
$20.95
BLAZER 40 180GR FMJ
5
$17.90
SPEER BLAZER 9M 115GR
10
$14.50
W410 2.5 1/2 HB6
10
$12.90
REM410 3" 4
10
$17.90
REM20 2.75 6
10
$8.50
WIN16 6
10
$13.10
REM 12 1OZ 6
10
$8.50
WIN 410 SLUG
50
$5.30
WIN20 2.75 SLUG
25
$4.99
REM 16 SLUG
25
$5.25
FED 12 SLUG
50
$4.90
WIN CHILL SHOT #2
1
$75.50
T7 3F
3
$20.80

Prices listed are per box not including sales tax. 
Middle row is approximate individual boxes on hand
Email me at bpb4570@gmail.com

T7 2F Powder 1# jug
3
$22.80
IMR 700X 8 POUNDS
1
$134.40
HS6 8 POUNDS
1
$156.40
CHEDITTE 209
2
$28.95
40-10mm 155gr JHP
1000
$0.23
.30 carbine Brass mixed mfg
1000
$0.19
357 Montana Golds 158gr jhp
500
$0.19
357 Fired Brass
2000
$0.08
Rim Rock Boolits Avg. Cost
7000
$0.10
Rem. 45LC Brass NIB
1900
$0.30
357 Montana Golds 158gr jhp
500
$0.19



Bullets sold in bulk:  Powders sold in original unopened containers. Shipping available at extra charge for everything except powder.  No further price reductions offered. No trades.  First come first served. No holds unless deposited given. No Refunds of any kind. 

Email BlackPowderBill bpb4570@gmail.com



ETR7 Powder Pistol/12 ga
Per Lb.
20
$17.00
EI Cartridges 9mm
20
$12.50
Cartridges 40
10
$15.00
Cartridges 45
10
$16.99
223 55gr FMJ
10 ctgs @ $3.80
200
$3.80
5.56/223 GT 62gr CTGS on clips 10 rd each @ .45c
600
$4.55
380 Expansion Ind CTGS
10
$15.50