Category: Jim Howard

New taxes from the Republicans

It looks like President Donald Trump and the Republicans want new taxes! 
It looks like President Trump wants a 20% tax on imports from Mexico to pay for the $15 billion dollar wall that he wants to build!

Who do you think is going to pay that new tax on Mexico?  You and I will pay it.

If the tax causes problems for Mexico then who will need to bail them out?  You and I will have to do it.  We can not have Mexico fail. 
They are on our border.  If they have problems we will have major problems. 

President Trump had no idea what he is doing.  You have money in the stock market?  Better take it out and put it under your mattress.

ShowMe Video for 01/17/2017

  I am so far behind ..

I got two reviews that I need to do …  I forgot to take my meds last night and so busy that I just now took my morning meds at 1 PM.  I should have taken the AM meds about 9 AM.
I sold a HT on eBay and need to check it out before I send it.  I want to make sure the firmware is updated and need to check out that the DTML keys work on the radio.  Some older HTs had problems.  But the new firmware takes care of the problem.

I just got my monthly pill container filled. That takes half an hour to do.

My son just got his new laptop.  It is an Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop. It has a GTX1050 video card.  Yes he got a laptop.  I has 8 GB of ram and a 1 TB hard drive and a 8 GB SSD drive.  I wanted to do a unboxing of it.  But I was to busy.  He did show it to me.  It looks like a great laptop.  It even has a lighted keyboard.

 

I hate Skype

  I hate Skype.  I hate everything about Skype.
One reason I hate Skype is the way they bill.  You sign up with them and then different parts of the service call a different amount of money and last for a different amount of time.  I never know what I am signed up for .. Plus I have had problems logging in from time to time and have  got more than one number .. Just a fucking mess.
  Everything about Skype suck.
  Of course I just set it up again.  I think every time I try and set it up I get a different number and sometimes the old one is still setup.

  They have not heard of “Keep it Simple.” 
  They should have one price for everything.
 
   So I set them up again .. fuck …
The reason I setup Skype is that I think I am going to talk to people and interview people using Skype. Then if those videos are any good I will post them to YouTube.
   
    Think about if you want to be in a video chat using Skype with me … Give me a bit of time to test it.  Then let me know if you are interested and we will setup a time to talk and see if we can get an interesting video out of it.

   

My son wants to buy a laptop computer from Dell

Yesterday it was the painters working upstairs.  Not a problem.   It sounds like today it is the carpet people .. and that will mean pounding.
This apartment complex has two men that do most of the work around here.  Right now I think they are down to one man.  Lot of work for one man.
When someone moves out they have painters come from some company and paint the apartment.  Then they have a company comes in and put down the carpet.  I think that is it except for they have a couple of women come in and they clean the place.
  I mention this because … If you have some  skills you might look around where you live and see if you could make a deal with apartment complexes.  Not a bad job.  You have the skills, you have the tools and they just call you when they need your services.  It could be extra money.  You might also have family that could help you.  Get that teenage son out of the basement and get him to do some work and learn a skill.

  I am waiting for a headset to get here today.
  It is cold … I do not want to get out.  But I guess walking to the mailbox will not kill me.  But at 75 years of age you never know.
 

  My blood sugar  was only 96 this morning.  I am low on food here.. I found something to eat.  Then I had some candy.  I know… I have a good blood sugar level and then I eat candy.
  I am 231.4 pounds.  I need to make an appointment with my doctor.  He wants to see me about each six months.  It is time for me to see him.  I will make it for late this month or at the first of next month.

 

Pitiful Sight

  I live in an apartment complex in Fort Worth.  I been very happy here. The  people in the office do a good job. 
A young black couple and a couple of toddlers lived in the apartment upstairs until yesterday. Because the maintenance man yesterday was tossing their stuff into the trash! 
  It was a sofa, bed and a lot of toddler stuff … I do not think the people moved anything out .. I guess they must have taken a few items.

  This is not the first time I have seen people tossed out like this .. in fact the people before these people had the same thing happen ..except no kids. 
 
   I am not sure how long the apartment people wait before they toss their stuff into the trash.  I suspect not long. 
   Over on Las Vegas Trail a couple of times, I was on the city bus, and I saw people’s stuff setting out at the curb. One time a person was setting with their stuff and I guess waiting for someone to pick them up and their was the apartment security guard standing and watching them.

      I am a bleeding heart liberal so seeing something like the above is upsetting to me.  On the other hand .. I pay my rent .. If other people don’t pay then I would have to pay more.
       I have lived here since 02/08/2011.  When Russ and I first moved in we lived in this building on the second floor.  I forget when we moved down on the ground floor.  But for a long time I never heard a sound from upstairs.  Long time before I saw the young woman that lived up there.  I never heard one sound from up there.  The people after her seem to make a lot of loud noises.  These apartments are build very well.  So I am not sure what people do up there.  It sounds like they are building stuff or jumping up and down. 
         I am glad I do not live upstairs now.  It would be hard for me to get up the stairs.  And carrying something up would be very hard. 
     

Sounds Like A War Zone in west Fort Worth

  It is now January 1st of 2017.  The Fort Worth Fire Department and others have asked the people of Fort Worth not to fire guns into the air.
But has sounded like a war zone here tonight.  It is 7 minutes after midnight and guns are still be fired.

  I hope none of  those rounds hit anyone.

  Wow 9 shots very fast at 0009.  Sounds like it came from Las Vegas Trail.

   Just to keep this honest let me say I have never been in a war zone except when I was married!

Update 02/02/2017:  ‘Stray’ bullet hits Texas legislator in the head at New Year’s celebration.
The above story was not in this area.  But it was in Texas.

The 5 best-selling handguns in the USA

  There is an interesting article on MSN.  It is The 5 best-selling handguns in America all have 1 thing in common
If you are a red blooded American male you will check out the report right?
But we are looking for a gun that is “compact, lightweight, and accurate.”  Yes so we can conceal it.  I wonder if safety should be one of the things we are looking for?
  In the article the author says that the Rugar LCP is number one!  I have never  owned a Rugar and never heard of the LCP.
  Number two is a tie and it is the Glock G19 and the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield.  I have owned a lot of S&W handguns.  I am one of those people that said they would never carry a Glock when they first came out.  It turned out that we were wrong.  The Glock is a great weapon but I just can not admit that I was that wrong so have never owned one.
   I carried S&W handguns daily for over 30 years.  I did carry a Taurus for a few years. 

   I will let you read the article if you are interested.
   One handgun I carried for years was the S&W 38-44 Outdoorsman.  It was a 38 but on a 44 frame.  A friend begged me for a long time to sell it to him and I did.  I wish I had never sold it.  I loved that handgun.

    I do not own any guns at this time.  I have not owned a gun since 2000.

   
    

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