Is 2015 a Good Year for you?


Just a quick question – has this year been a good year living in CT for You & Your Family & Friends?

Are you rethinking staying or leaving here in CT?

Many things are on my mind - news

This has been a crazy year & not in a good way so I’m ranting just a bit here & shaking my fist at “the powers that be”

State taxes raised to an outrageous amount at the state level because the democrats locked out the republicans from the budgeting table. Before the election last year we were repeatedly told there was going to be not only a balanced budget but there would be a surplus so that all taxpayers would get a $55.00 rebate…. well no one ever got the rebates & gee surprise surprise right after the election of 2014 it was announced that there was a problem with the budget (hhhmmm guess the republican candidates were right about that one too)

Town taxes also raised to outrageous amounts only to be voted down 4 times so the increase in the wasteful spending is not as high as the democrats had planned to put through originally

Several friends have moved out of state due to the ever increasing taxes, the renters packed & moved out easily but some of the homeowners have made the hard decision to take the loss on the sale of their home which had more mortgage left than the current value of the property.

A few friends are stuck here but have had their adult children leave to follow better job prospects in other states since their jobs, I’ve heard of parents telling their adult children NOT to return to CT after college or military service because there is nothing good happening in CT in the near future… it is a sad thing when lifelong CT citizens are chasing their children off from the state because they see our state dying.

 

 

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Ansonia Man Sentenced to Prison after False Report to FBI


All False Reports to the Police & FBI as well as DCF should be both Fined & Jail Time !
Seen too many families both in the news as well as personally known who have had to suffer through the hassle of dealing with a False Report of Abuse by an “Anonymous Caller”

WTNH Connecticut News

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – A 52 year old Ansonia man, Edward Minerly, was sentenced today in a Hartford courtroom to eight months in prison for making a false report to the FBI of police brutality.

Court documents show on May 18, 2013, Minerly was arrested by the Derby Police Department on an outstanding warrant for violating probation.
On May 31, 2013, Minerly called the New Haven FBI claiming Derby Police officers, taunted him, tipped him backwards out of his wheelchair and kicked him in the head, arms and upper body.

Minerly pleaded guilty on November 18, 2014, admitting that he made up the story he told the FBI about physical abuse by the Derby Police officers.

FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Kevin James Kline said “We will seek prosecution of anyone who deliberately provides false information that diverts agents and resources from other important matters.”

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Prepping, Politics & Patriots – You Need to Get Active


What does Politics & Patriotism & Prepping have to do with YOU & Why do you need to pay attention to any of it?

To some the connection is quite clear to others not so much.

I would hope that you are in fact registered to vote & actually do so every campaign & town budget.
Failure to vote means that you are part of the problem that you might be complaining about – especially at the local level where your vote counts the most.

Do you know who your state level elected officials are?
When was the last time you paid attention to what they were in fact planning to pass in the way of laws?
Have you spoken up to your elected officials at the state level by either writing a letter or sending an email or making a phone call?
When was the last time that you actually went up to the state capitol to voice your opinion at a state hearing on a bill?

We have the most voice at the local level.
You may live in a state that has a state capitol that is far away but your town hall is in your town & you should at least get up there a few times a year.

The laws that your elected officials affects your lives on all levels – you should at least know what is going on in your town, state level government levels.
We may not have a voice at the federal level other than to vote every 6 years for a Senator & every 4 for President but it is quite different at the State & Local levels.

You need to speak up to your town & state level elected officials & that is where change can & will be made

Pay attention because what your elected officials are doing raises your taxes & changes laws that may affect your Constitutional Rights or even your ability to grow your own food
If you prep but keep your head in the sand & keep silent are you any better than the “sheeple” so often made fun of in the professional prepping websites & blogs?

This year the blogging got put to the wayside as I got up off my duff & ran for office
That was quite an “interesting” experience to say the least
What are YOU going to do in 2015 to make Your Life & Our Country a Better Place?

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Stand with CT


I’ve been seeing lots of posts & videos around the web about I Stand With CT

Nice memes but more important is to get the word out about the CT Lawsuits that are in process

The Rally in the capitol on April 5th

If you Stand with CT share THIS LINK & Support the Legal Battle –

Come to the Rally if you are in the area April 5th!

https://plus.google.com/…/c0hvk5r4dlcap70cr9i767j2em0

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Wow News on my mind


Wow News on my mind

AvonCTStyle the News Junkie has so much on her mind

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Elections coming 2014


The 2014 election cycle seems to have already started…

Not Officially announced yet but Tom Foley put forward an ad in NY state

Wikipedia already has a page up that lists only the 3 biggest party approved names as running

A story & poll has been by done by one of the local main stream media reporters

the results were interesting to see

Although last on the poll list the candidate with the most votes in the poll is Joe Visconti

Joe Visconti is not well known across the entire state so that he has the CT GOP approval yet

But the polling suggests that the leadership at the CT GOP might more seriously consider giving Joe Visconti the support because he is doing well in the polls

TAKE OUR POLL. WHO DO YOU WANT FOR GOVERNOR IN 2014?

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/2014-governors-race-should-be-very-interesting/#comments

Thank you for voting!
Joe Visconti 45.8% (464 votes)

Tom Foley 22.61% (229 votes)

Penny Bacchiochi 7.8% (79 votes)

Another Republican 7.6% (77 votes)

Mark Boughton 4.54% (46 votes)

Dannel Malloy 4.15% (42 votes)

John McKinney 4.15% (42 votes)

Another Democrat 2.07% (21 votes)

Larry Cafero 0.89% (9 votes)

Toni Boucher 0.39% (4 votes)

Total Votes: 1,013

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