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This is from CNSNews.

Words of wisdom from Charlie Daniels.

 

In my 77 years of experience on earth, I have never seen the scarcity of capable leadership as critical as it is today.

When someone speaks of leadership, most people’s minds go immediately to politics and there’s no doubt that the lack of qualified leaders reaches into the very top echelons of government, but the problem extends deeply into the social, moral and business world as well.

One of the greatest causes for the multiple divisions in America can be traced to lack of leadership. Social upheaval, gigantic bankruptcies leading to government bailouts, the slow demise of unions, the lax moral attitudes of many of the younger generation can be traced directly to lack of sensible, responsible leadership.

Politicians pandering to voting blocks, business leaders taking reckless chances with stockholder’s money, union officials making demands a company cannot meet and rabble rousing racial leaders who preach dependence rather than self reliance.

One of the prime roles of a leader is to appoint or hire personnel capable of handling autonomy, those with the savvy and common sense to know how far to go without asking the advice of their superiors and how far not to go on their own.

I have been in business for over thirty years and responsible for the payroll and the bills but the only job I can do adequately is entertain, so I do that and leave the day to day running of the business in the capable hands of a small cadre of folks I trust implicitly, knowing that if they reach the point of making a decision that is outside their authority to make, they will run it past me before moving on.

Being surrounded by competent, dependable and trustworthy employees is perhaps the most vital part of leadership and retaining and respecting those people is essential to having a successful business.

There are no unimportant jobs in the CDB. There are times when the drivers have the most important jobs in the whole outfit as they drive the buses and truck through the midnight hours with everybody else’s lives in their hands.

Personally, I have no problem relinquishing authority to employees to give them the latitude to do their jobs, but I think in many cases leaders develop a bad case of megalomania and try to make all decisions on all levels themselves. Then there are those who take little or no responsibility at all and things fall apart with no input from the top.

Racial leaders who blame all their problems on outside influences are actually expounding the theory that their race cannot accomplish anything on their own and have to have help from an outside source. When they really should be blasting gangs, unwed teenage pregnancy, drugs, absentee fathers and violence and energetically promoting self-reliance, education and work ethic.

Many of the churches in America have turned into little more than social clubs as liberalized ministers forsake the teachings of the Bible for a more socially acceptable message with few absolutes and a lot of gray areas.

Union leaders trying to maintain their power, promise their membership the moon and try to saddle companies and governments with unreasonable concessions, causing companies to move out of the country and state and city governments finally go bankrupt and the membership loses much of the pensions they depended on to fund their retirements.

I don’t need to go into the vacuum of leadership on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue; just mentioning Fast and Furious, Obamacare, IRS, NSA and Benghazi says it better than I ever could.

And lastly, but most important of all, parents have abdicated their responsibilities, allowing young children to watch trash on TV, not emphasizing the importance of education and work ethic, accepting the loose morality of the street and a thousand other things in the day to day life of their children that determine what kind of people they will turn out to be.

Man is meant to be under authority with our Creator at the pinnacle and capable and dedicated mortals up and down the chain of command leading by example.

Somewhere along the way our compass got out of kilter; we need some outstanding leaders to right the ship.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

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11 Stupid Legal Warnings

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I found these on How Stuff Works.com.
If we do not stop this stupidity we are doomed.

 

Our lawsuit-obsessed society has forced product manufacturers to cover their “you-know-whats” by writing warning labels to protect us from ourselves. Some are funny, some are absolutely ridiculous, but all are guaranteed to stand up in court.
1. Child-size Superman and Batman costumes come with this warning label: “Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.”
2. A clothes iron comes with this caution: “Warning: Never iron clothes on the body.” Ouch!
3. The instructions for a medical thermometer advise: “Do not use orally after using rectally.”
4. The side of a Slush Puppy cup warns: “This ice may be cold.” The only thing dumber than this would be a disclaimer stating: “No puppies were harmed in the making of this product.”
5. The box of a 500-piece puzzle reads: “Some assembly required.”
6. A Power Puff Girls costume discourages: “You cannot save the world!”
7. A box of PMS relief tablets has this advice: “Warning: Do not use if you have prostate problems.”
8. Cans of Easy Cheese contain this instruction: “For best results, remove cap.”
9. A warning label on a nighttime sleep-aid reads: “Warning: May cause drowsiness.”
10. Cans of self-defense pepper spray caution: “May irritate eyes.”
11. Both boys and girls should read the label on the Harry Potter toy broom: “This broom does not actually fly.”

Strange and deceitful new anti-gun tactic

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This is from JPFO.

The anti gunners tactics are lower than whale shit at

bottom of Mariana’s Trench.

Yet they will go lower than that just wait.

 

By Sean D. Sorrentino, November 28th, 2013
Article Source

 

 

Apparently the gun haters have decided that since they can’t convince business owners to post anti-gun signs, maybe they should post the signs themselves.

After Oct 1st I started to look for posted signs at my favorite establishments. I frequently go to a local chicken wing place in Greensboro and last week I noticed a simple sicker that pictured a pistol with red circle and line through it. I took it as no firearms allowed.

I was grabbing a to go order so I had already called it in. I was sad as this was going to be my last order as I wasn’t going to support them anymore. I REALLY like their wings. The manager is the one who brought me my order and gave me the customary “come again soon.” To which I replied “not likely as long as you have that” pointing at the sticker.

She was shocked and asked the hostess if she knew who put that there. She asked me to wait and went to the back. She came back with the chef who is the owner and he said he had no idea how that got there. He removed it and wished me a good day.

The story has a happy ending, but the follow up is even better.

Yesterday, I went back and the manager said she looked at the surveillance video and said late one night a customer put the sticker there just before closing on their way out. They confronted them as they are also a frequent customer. She stated that she does that all over town where ever she goes. The manager asked them not to come back anymore.

There’s a lesson here. If you see a gun ban sign, make sure to question it. It might be some anti-gun jerk posting the sign.

If you are the victim of some gun hater posting a sign like this, please let me know. I can put you in touch with the Grass Roots North Carolina leadership and we can publicly humiliate the person posting the sign. It might not be worth the effort to sue them for Tortious Interference with Business Relationships

Tortious interference with business relationships occurs where the tortfeasor acts to prevent the plaintiff from successfully establishing or maintaining business relationships. This tort may occur when a first party’s conduct intentionally causes a second party not to enter into a business relationship with a third party that otherwise would probably have occurred. Such conduct is termed tortious interference with prospective business relations, expectations, or advantage or with prospective economic advantage.

but we could get them on the news acting like jerks.

I can see how random people might start posting the “This home is proudly gun free” signs on the lawns of people who do crap like that.

UPDATE: Given that lots of people are coming in via Instapundit (Thanks for the link, Glenn!) it’s possible that many of you don’t know North Carolina law. In NC, any No Guns sign has the force of law. There is not standard mandated sign, like Texas’ 30.06 sign. Passing a “No Guns” sign while carrying a gun on a CHP is a Class 1 Misdemeanor.

 

McDonough restaurant owner cited for flying flags

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This is from MyFoxAtlanta.

I can not express the outrage I am feeling right now.

One more thing from the cannot make this stuff up .

 

MCDONOUGH, Ga. –

A McDonough business owner may just be vindicated after city officials fined him for flying patriotic flags above his restaurant.

A McDonough business owner tells FOX 5 he was just trying to show his patriotic spirit and give thanks to the military, but the city told him to take his flags down. A code enforcement officer cited CJ’s Hot Dogs on Friday, but Saturday, McDonough City Administrator Frederick Gardiner told him that city law is not clear in the matter.

Hot dogs are on the menu at CJ’s, but the restaurant has an appetite for service. Darren Miller says the whole place is dedicated to police, fire and military—and it’s in his blood. His father is a Vietnam veteran, and he’s a retired DeKalb County fireman.

The walls of CJ’s Hot Dogs are covered with patches from men and women who also served. Miller believes it’s his right to salute them both inside and outside his restaurant.  Three months ago, he put up flags for country, state and every branch of the military.  But on Friday, the city of McDonough sent him a citation that said the flags have to come down.

“I’m just floored,” said Miller. “And I called the guy and asked what they’re for. And he said I’m in violation with my flags flying above my restaurant.”

It didn’t take long for outraged veterans to spread the word. Some called the citation sad, while others were outright angry.

The city administrator, who didn’t realize code enforcement officers cited the restaurant until Shaw told him on Friday, told Miller that the ordinance that classifies the flags as signs is too vague and needs to be rewritten. For that reason, he says he’s asking that the citation be thrown out.

It’s a victory for Miller, the veterans, and what the flags stand for.

“I’ve had enough of it,” said Miller. “I’m tired of being pushed around for supporting our local men and women and I’m not going to be pushed around anymore

 

Appeals Court Rejects Obamacare Contraception Mandate

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This from NewsMax.

We will take the victories where ever and when ever we can.

I want this  dead one and for all.

Even if it means death by a thousand cuts. 

 

 

A federal appeals court struck down Obamacare‘s controversial birth control mandate, declaring that requiring contraception coverage in employee health plans is unduly burdensome for business owners who oppose birth control on religious grounds.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled 2-1 Friday in favor of Francis and Philip Gilardi, the Roman Catholic owners of Ohio-based Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics, who argued that the provision in the new healthcare law would violate their religious freedom, The Hill reports.

“The burden on religious exercise does not occur at the point of contraceptive purchase; instead, it occurs when a company’s owners fill the basket of goods and services that constitute a healthcare plan,” wrote Judge Janice Rogers Brown in the court’s decision.

Had the plaintiffs refused to comply with the law, they would have faced a $14 million fine.

Two of the judges on the panel disagreed with parts of the ruling, saying the rights of religious people do not extend to the companies they own.

The Obama administration has long argued that the requirement under the Affordable Care Act for contraceptive coverage — including sterilization — as a free preventative service is necessary to protect women’s reproductive rights, though churches and other houses of worship are already exempt from the provision in the healthcare law.

Religious conservatives have blasted the requirement as a violation of First Amendment rights.

The case is the latest in a string of challenges to the birth control mandate.

According to the Thomas Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, some 74 lawsuits with over 200 plaintiffs representing hospitals, universities, businesses, and schools have been filed challenging the mandate on grounds of religious liberty.

Rulings in the circuit courts have so far been mixed, leading legal analysts to predict the issue will reach the Supreme Court.

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Shingles

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This came in an email.

Considering the crappy news i thought you could use a smile.

 

 

Doesn’t it seem more and more that physicians are running their practices like an assembly line? Here’s what happened to Kevin:

 Kevin walked into a doctor’s office and the receptionist asked him what he had. Kevin said: ‘Shingles.’ So she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.

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Fifteen minutes later a nurse’s aide came out and asked Kevin what he had….
Kevin said, ‘Shingles.’ So she wrote down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told Kevin to wait in the examining room.

A half hour later a nurse came in and asked Kevin what he had. Kevin said, ‘Shingles..’ So the nurse gave Kevin a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, and told Kevin to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor.

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An hour later the doctor came in and found Kevin sitting patiently in the nude and asked Kevin what he had.



Kevin said, ‘Shingles.’ The doctor asked, ‘Where?’


Kevin said, ‘Outside on the truck.

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Where do you want me to unload ’em??’

 

 

Aviation stuff…

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Hat Tip To Old NFO.

 

Pilots: People who drive airplanes for other people who can’t fly.
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Military Pilots: Cold, steely eyed, weapons systems managers who kill bad people and break things. However, they can also be very charming and personable. The average Army Pilot, despite sometimes having a swaggering exterior, is very much capable of such feelings as love, affection, intimacy and caring. These feelings generally just don’t involve anyone else.
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Words of Wisdom From Aviators:
· Flying is a hard way to earn an easy living.
· Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the airplane; the pessimist, the parachute.
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If helicopters are so safe, how come there are no vintage helicopter fly-ins?
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Death is just nature’s way of telling you to watch your airspeed.
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Real planes use only a single stick to fly. This is why bulldozers and helicopters­ (in that order) ­need two.
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There are only three things the copilot should ever say:
1. Nice landing, Sir.
2. I’ll buy the first round.
3. I’ll take the fat one.
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As a pilot only two bad things can happen to you and one of them will be:
a. One day you will walk out to the aircraft knowing that it is your last flight.
b. One day you will walk out to the aircraft not knowing that it is your last flight.
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Regarding aircraft, there are Rules and there are Laws:
The Rules are made by men who think that they know better how to fly your airplane than you.
Laws (of Physics) were ordained by God.

You can, and sometimes should, suspend the Rules, but you can never suspend the Laws.
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About Rules:
a. The rules are a good place to hide if you don’t have a better idea and the talent to execute it.
b. If you deviate from a rule, it must be a flawless performance (e.g., If you fly under a bridge, don’t hit the bridge.)
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The ideal pilot is the perfect blend of discipline and aggressiveness.

The medical profession is the natural enemy of the aviation profession.
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Ever notice that the only experts who decree the age that a  pilots career is over are people who have never flown anything? Also, in spite of the intensity of their feelings that the pilot’s day is over, I know of no expert who has volunteered to be a passenger in a non-piloted aircraft.
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Before each flight, make sure that your bladder is empty and your fuel tanks are full; check T/O wt….
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He who demands everything that his aircraft can give him is a pilot; he who demands one iota more is a fool.
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There are certain aircraft sounds that can only be heard at night.
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The aircraft limits are only there in case there is another flight by that particular aircraft.  If subsequent flights do not appear likely, there are no limits.
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Flying is a great way of life for men who want to feel like boys, but not for those who still are.
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“If the Wright brothers were alive today, Wilbur would have to fire Orville to reduce costs.” — President, DELTA Airlines.
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In the Alaskan bush I’d rather have a two-hour bladder and three hours of gas than vice versa.

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It’s not that all airplane pilots are good-looking. It’s just that good-looking people seem more capable of flying airplanes.
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An old pilot is one who can remember when flying was dangerous and sex was safe.
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Airlines have really changed — now a flight attendant can get a pilot pregnant.

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I’ve flown in both pilot seats, can someone tell me why the other one is always occupied by an idiot?

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Son, you’re going to have to make up your mind about growing up and becoming a pilot. You can’t do both.

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The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline baggage

h/t JP

 

Critics question IRS initiative targeting small businesses

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This is from Fox News Politics.

Obama is using the IRS like Hitler used the Gestapo and the SS.

To harass and intimidate honest small business owners and Conservatives.  

Sadly it will only get worse ans worse.

 

Small business owners across the country are receiving letters from the IRS questioning if they are reporting all of their cash income, in a new push by the agency some are saying could unnecessarily create fear in the small business community.

The Wall Street Journal reports the initiative is an attempt to respond to what the agency feels is a widespread failure by small businesses to report all their cash sales.

The agency says the letters are not the same as an audit, and it is simply seeking more tax information from the businesses. However, some lawmakers and business owners who received the letters say the initiative is alarming.

“There’s an emotional thing when you get a pretty ominous-looking letter from the IRS, [saying] you might have done some bad things,” small business owner Tom Reese tells the Wall Street Journal. “I really work hard with my accountant to make sure that I not only follow the law, but follow the letter of the law.”

One letter the IRS sent is headlined, “Notification of Possible Income Underreporting.”  It notifies the business owner “your gross receipts may be underreported” and says they must complete a form “to explain why the portion of your gross receipts from non-card payments appears unusually low.”

One lawmaker says the letter’s tone implies wrongdoing from the start.

“The letter implies that this is a serious matter that could lead to assessments of additional tax, penalties and interest,” says a letter sent to the IRS Friday by Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., chairman of the House Small Business Committee.

Though the IRS has only sent letters to small percentage of businesses so far, around 20,000 of the estimated millions in the U.S., the agency says they hope to expand the program in the coming months.

One small business owner says the initiative will likely create fear among business owners, as it is often difficult to match credit transactions with income.

“There are so many reasons why, even if you’re the most honest tax payer, you’re not going to match (what card records show),” Fran Coet, who runs an accounting business in Westminster, Colo., tells the Wall Street Journal.

For example, Coet says, when a company sells a gift card it does not count for accounting purposes as a sale, but appears as such to credit card companies.

In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, the said the agency is “working diligently to minimize burden on both taxpayers and tax professionals” in implementing the new program.

The agency has been under fire in the past few months when it was revealed it was unfairly targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.

Click for more from The Wall Street Journal. 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/10/critics-question-irs-initiative-targeting-small-businesses/#ixzz2bc7hYFcj

 

Texas Business Owner Faces Million Dollar Obamacare Bill

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This is from The Weekly Standard.

How many businesses will face a million dollar bill

or more for Obamacare?

How many mom and pop businesses will fold?

How many jobs will be lost?

 

KSAT in San Antonio reports that a local businessman faces a $1 million Obamacare bill:

 

 

“We’re hopeful that it’s not that high, but we’re looking at somewhere around $1 million,” says the business owner.

 

IRS Decides Obamacare Is Too Small; Unilaterally Expands It

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This is from Godfather Politics.

I recall how Sarah Palin was mocked and ridiculed over

saying there would be a massive government expansion.

The Obama media ripped her to apart over death panels.

 Sarah is smarter than the left wanted us to believe.

 

Yesterday, CNSnews.com reported that a group of business owners and others in six states are suing the IRS to get it to restrict itself to the law of the land. You would think that trying to make the government enforce Obamacare would be bad news for conservatives. But that would only be the case if the IRS were not trying to do something worse than Obamacare.

“‘Agencies are bound by the laws enacted by Congress,’ said Sam Kazman, general counsel of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), which is coordinating the lawsuit.

‘Obamacare is already an incredibly massive program.  For the IRS to expand it even more, without congressional authorization and in a manner aimed at undercutting state choice, is flagrantly illegal.’”

As written, Obamacare is supposed to encourage states to set up voluntary exchanges. It does so by offering the residents of states that have set up exchanges refundable tax credits to subsidize the cost of their premiums (which would drive up the price of premiums even more—that that is a topic for another day).

The plan is not working. As of right now, thirty-three states have refused to set up such exchanges. According to the actual content of the misnamed Affordable Care Act, this means that the residents of those thirty three states cannot be granted tax refunds to help them buy premiums.

In response, the Internal Revenue Service has disregarded the law, which mandates no subsidies for those in the states without health insurance exchanges, and is giving them the tax refund anyway.

“But the IRS rule says lower-income people living in those states will get federal subsidies to help them pay for their insurance premiums – even though the Affordable Care Act’s statutory language limits those subsidies to exchanges established by the states.

The lawsuit says because of the IRS rule that illegally expands federal subsidies to all states, the plaintiffs ‘will be forced to either purchase or sponsor specific insurance that they otherwise would not purchase or sponsor, or expose themselves to financial penalties.’

Bottom line: The plaintiffs want nothing to do with Obamacare, and they say the availability of federal subsidies will force them into it – or penalize them for avoiding it.”

The unauthorized action by the IRS will also mean that more people are required to submit to the individual mandate. So the agency is illegally causing financial harm to individuals by unilaterally changing the law in this way. Businesses will also be hurt.

“That’s because the Affordable Care Act fines certain businesses ($2,000 per employee) if their full-time workers use federal subsidies to purchase coverage on an exchange instead of getting it through the company. ‘

Thus, the IRS Rule also has the effect of triggering the employer mandate payment for businesses in states that declined to establish their own Exchanges.’”

If the report is at all accurate, this action is more dangerous than even the Affordable Care Act itself. We have here an agency of the government acting as an independent legislature.

That can’t be healthy.

 Read more: http://godfatherpolitics.com/10654/irs-decides-obamacare-is-too-small-unilaterally-expands-it/#ixzz2Sdtr1SCP

 

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