Sunday, October 28, 2012

Calm before the storm

    As I sit here tonight, I keep visualizing what I feel will happen in the Northeast tomorrow as Hurricane Sandy comes ashore and damage that will occur after landfall. I have been through many storms throughout my life but I cant recall anything that is predicted to be this bad. As a prepper, I feel for all the people who are going to have some bad days ahead. Even if you have enough for one week, well you may be far better off than the majority of people in this region. There will be a breakdown in basic services. Electricity, Water, and Sewer will all be effected. I also feel that there will be overflows and cross contamination from the sewer systems, also all the waste that is pumped offshore in the northeast. Hate to say, but it may come washing back on them.
     The population in this area is also a concern. When Katrina hit New Orleans, you only had one metropolitan area to be concerned with in regards to a direct hit, here you have D.C, Philly, New York, Newark, Boston, Baltimore, millions of people who are about to see why prepping is important, and not something to laugh at when you watch DOOMSDAY PREPPERS. There will be a breakdown in law enforcement in areas. I expect there will be violence, especially in metro areas. We all know, when families get hungry, then tensions rise and your friends are not your friends anymore. Of course the governments have restricted their citizens in their right to protect themselves, so this will not help them. I am sure there are a few citizens who will take all measures to protect themselves from caches they have.
     Do I hope everyone makes it through this storm unscathed, YES I DO!!!! I don't wish storms on people, especially when you have several weather systems colliding. All I can do from here is pray for everyone up there and I hope you make it through safe. Stay Safe Folks and fellow bloggers, sound the call if you need help.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Took the day off

    The past 8 months have been a living H, E, double L for me through the heat, humidity, and rain of Florida. I took the day off. Why not, I own my business, I am the boss, there was nothing to do, notice I said nothing to do, well I CYOA and make sure all my stuff is squared away. I mention to my better half, why don't we take a day and go to the range. I have been itching to shoot my 300 AAC Blackout AR since I completed it. Also, if you read one of my previous posts, I had to send my S&W Model 22A back to S&W for a repair to the firing pin. I have been itching to have it back up and operational.

     We get to the range just as they open, and nobody is on the range. Today I used Remington 220 grain 300 AAC Blackout ammo for it's first firing. Loaded up my mag with 3 rounds and fired away at 25 yds.
As I pulled the target back I noticed that I had a group that was an easy 1/2 MOA. I had something to work with here. So after a few more rounds and some adjustment for windage, I started walking it over.
     I do have a very small pull to the right when I shoot, trust me, I have tried to adjust for years with no luck, so I just adjust my aim. Once I got it just below the bull, I pulled the target back and cover the marks for walking over and reset it for a four more rounds.
     I had one round sail on me and find its place under my initial 3 rounds, but the remaining rounds ended up roughly 2 inches below the bull at 25 yds. I will take what I have today and refine it whenever hunting season is over and can get the target out to 100 yds. As far as function of the 300 AAC Blackout, I was impressed. I actually thought recoil was less than shooting 5.56x45mm Nato and .223. It was very easy to control. Would I recommend a 300 AAC Blackout to anyone, yes I would. Having a lightweight AR that fires a 30 cal round that is manageable, you kindof get the best of both worlds.
     Next up was my S&W Model 22A. Like I mentioned, it was returned to S&W after it was out of warranty for 9 years for a broken firing pin, and they fized it free of charge. BZ to S&W for standing behind their products. I decided to run (3) 10 round rapid fire bursts through it for the check. Yes, I had one stray.
    With the 22A out of the way, My carry Glock 23  was next and put her through her paces with double taps in the head and lower abdomen regions with the 35 rounds I had remaining from my last range visit. Yes, once again, had a few strays.
Overall I had a good day there, me and the wife spent some quality time together doing what we like to do. I feel much more relaxed now, ahhhhhhh. What is it about firing guns that makes you feel better? Welp, time to go eat breakfast for dinner. I have been smelling good country bacon as I wrote this post, C'YA


Thursday, October 25, 2012


    The other day I made a post and Garand Girl posted a reply and showed interest in what the EXCEL spreadsheet was all about. Instead of sending individual responses to eveyone in the blogisphere, I decided to just do a post and explain what I have done in my humble little world. As I reposted to GG, if you would like a blank copy, email me and I can send you a copy, or you can build you own in EXCEL. I will make this statement, I made it my way and it is tailored for me, so if you want to change stuff around or move things here or there, that is completly up to you. Way I look at it, keeping an inventory of what you have stocked up can be a pain, so my motto, "Work Smarter, not Harder" Right? These numbers are not my exact list, remember, I live by OPSEC!!! The items are things we eat so those items are correct. Since the recommended daily caloric intake per person is 2000 CPD, that is how I calculated my total number of days in stock.

If you look in the picture, you will see I have canned goods and dry goods seperate. Why, just did it that way. The canned goods also have columns labeled "cans, calories, servings, calories per can and total calories". First column is Corn, put the total number of cans you have on your shelf. If you havent figured out that nutrition labels on food items, they are all pretty much standard and should be almost identical on every brand name. Next column lists the calories-per-serving in each can. Next column is calories-per-can. Final colum is total calories of all the Corn. The Excel formula for this line item is: "Click on column "H", row "2". H2 is where you want the total calories for canned corn to be displayed. Column "H" is the SUM column
=D2*G2, translated as, =(SUM) Column "D", row "2" X(Multiply)  Column "G", row "2" 
Each item below Corn has the same formula except for the row number, it will be different. So the tenth row would be =D10*G10
Dry goods are setup simularly except I only use the pounds(LBS) to tell me how much weight I have in stock. Since most dry goods come in various sizes of product compared a base size for a canned good on the store shelve, I take the total number of servings per package and add them to the exisiting serving number I have in the list and multiply it by the calories per serving to get the total number of calories for that item. Formula for dry oatmeal is:
"Click on column "P", row "2". P2 is where you want the total calories for oatmeal to be displayed. Column "P" is the SUM column 
=N2*O2, translated as, =(SUM) Column N, row "2" X(Multiply) Column "O", row "2"
Same as before, each item below oatmeal will have same column, just different number.
The totals at the bottom reflect total calories for canned goods which are 495,111 and dry goods are 1,717,248 which equals 2,212,359 and would last one person 1106.2 days on a 2000 calorie diet.

 This next picture shows basically the same as what I have written above, except it is for Dehydrated/Freeze Dried and for Ready Made Meals such as pouches from Mountain House, Wise Foods, Etc, Etc. Same formula principle applies, total calories multipled by servings equals total calories. When looking at the multi-colored section, I added both dehydrated/freeze dried and Ready-made-meals together for the final row.
    The multi-color section is for daily caloric intake based on a family size of four. Looking at the dark green  is depicts 8000 CPD for a family of four. Now, I have two small boys, they do not eat 2000 calories a day, even when they pig out. But if they did, it would show I have 320.8 days of food in stock. Another issue to consider is I personally dont eat 2000 calories a day. I operate just fine on one meal a day, been doing it for along time. So if we all only eat 4000 calories a day, we have enough for 641.6 days. The formula in this section is the totals of all the canned goods, dry goods, dehydrate/freeze dryed and ready-made meals divided by the caloric intake (8000-3000).
This section's formulas are more elaborate to write it out, if you click on, say the canned goods number under 8000, and look to the top line (formula bar, a.k.a "fx") if will show you the formula.
For people who like pretty pictures of bar graphs, here is a brief visual of what you inverntory is saying.

The final picture is of the Food Deduction Sheet. This sheet is important. If you rotate items out of you inverntory, you need to account for them. "IMPORTANT"!!!, if you want your inventory to be accurate as possible, you have to do this. I have held a DRB with JUGM over this, she now has it posted on the Fridge. If you remove many items from your list, well then you will have to do a count on your inventory. That sucks, trust me. I have been storing food for about 6 years now, I will not do that again. All you have to do is list the item you take, number of items and the date. When I update my list, I save the list with the date I last updated it. Example, FOODSTORAGE_OCT12012. Next update say would be FOODSTORAGE_NOV12012.
    If you have Microsoft Excel and have never used it, trust me, it is easy to learn. It is helpful for many things, budgets, Food inventory, Statistics, phone numbers. DO NOT BE INTIMINATED BY IT. If you would like a copy of this, shoot me an email and I will send you a blank copy with instructions of how to add stuff or delete stuff.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Election Day Fog

    As of late, the reports are flying around that many Democratic supporters plan to riot if their guy doesn't win the Presidential election. Now, I keep playing these articles back in my head and try to analyze the motives behind doing such a stupid reaction to an election. Really, do you think that is going to change the outcome? You think by throwing a Temper Tantrum like a 5 year old, the American voters will all of a sudden say, "we will change our mind so you will stop tearing stuff up" Uhh, no, don't think that is going to happen. I have many things I want to say to all of his supporters, but I do not want to get ahead of myself, just in case there is massive voter fraud. I will wait till that night when the results are in before I go any further.
     Now, back to the riots. The past week I have been analyzing my house, immediate surroundings, logistics, gear, neighbors, etc, etc, etc. I have read blogs where some very good people are bringing up items and thoughts of considerations that have slipped my mind. Even though I haven't commented on your blogs, I want to say BZ to you for bringing it up. I don't know how I feel right now. Maybe anxious, disappointed, nervous, content, or ashamed that our country has come to this; however I look back at the way our society is in 2012, you should expect this idiotic rhetoric in this day and age.
    I began reading Sun Tzu some years ago and periodically pick up The Art of War . I like to refresh on some of his writings. Some people may read this and say, why would a Senior Chief bother reading this. Well, my career is littered with accolades. I don't know how many times I was asked, "you should go LDO", you should go CWO." I always answered no. The reason, my guys, I am all about Deck-Plate Leadership, being on the deck plates with my guys. My last ship I was on, I was qualified as a Tactical Action Officer, along with 2 LCDR's and one LT(Mustang), and that was as a Chief, not a Senior Chief. If you take the time to read his writings, you will understand he was well before his time, well that is my opinion. If you are in a position of leadership that plans tactically and operationally, with weapons release authority, you can learn from his writings. There are people who discount my abilities, you know what, so be it. I will be the last one standing, not you.
     Well I will be waiting for the results of the presidential election, if the riots happen, it happens. It's beyond my control, but mark my words, YOU BETTER STAY AWAY FROM ME AND MY FAMILY! I will leave you with this quote from Sun Tzu:

"Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate."


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Typical Tuesday

    It has been a typical Tuesday for me. Started out with sleeping in until 8:45. Since the seasons are changing, my workload is really slowing down and I am thrilled after the 8 months or H*^% I have gone through with the heat and rain. I roll out of the house and head down for my weekly trip to the LDS Cannery. I really enjoy going to see these nice people and helping them out. I spent around 1:15 mins there helping them can onions, carrots, rice, potato flakes, and macaroni. Also had some good discussions with them about our current president. If you have one near you, I highly recommend getting your foot in the door. They are a great resource for like minded people.

    Once home, the misses had gone to the commissary the other day and bought a bunch of Zatarains Rice side dishes to add to the inventory so I took the time to add those and the LDS stuff to my spreadsheet. I really enjoy watching it grow and knowing how many days  of food i have for a SHTF scenario of natural disaster.

    Well once home I had to break my Tuesday routine, I forgot that the Home Owners Association has their monthly board meeting tonight. Well I did have to do some work today, mainly around our clubhouse. Have to make sure everything is tidy for the wicked witch of association management companies. This contract is really important since I live here and it pays quite well. 

    Tonight will be my third week in "Pop Culture and the Arts". It is my only Liberal Arts class I have to take for my degree. I though this class would be boring but I am actually enjoying learning about architecture, photographers, and all that other stuff. Till the next time,

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Been a busy weekend and gained another follower.

    During this busy weekend, I gained another follower, "doublebhomestead". Thank you for clicking the follow button. Feel free to post your thoughts anytime. Welcome Aboard!!!!!  

      Seems that this busy weekend is finally coming to a close. As most of you know, if you follow my friend Stephen's blog, we had a group workday this Saturday. Well all assembled out at the Boars Nest around 9am. Duke, Pirate Jim, Rebel and Shooter Steve were in attendance but not Stephen. He arrived a few hours later which gave us time to talk about him and find worthless jobs for him to do when he arrives. We actually got a lot accomplished out there. Moved some things around and started some new construction. I took my Honda Rancher ATV out there to (a) help with moving some of the big stuff, (b) put some hours on it before I take it in for it's 150 hour valve adjustment and (c), raise hell on it and spin it side-ways. I accomplished all three. I ended up leaving the guys a little early since I was starting to feel like crap. My nose was stopped up that morning, cleared up some but started to come back. It's that time of the year here when temperatures are changing and sinus's are messing with me.

    The other 3/4 of my family picked up Stephen's Sweet Wife and proceeded to go antique shopping. They had a request or two to find certain items, which they achieved their mission and succeeded in finding them. Stephen ended up with a few Coleman Stoves, I got one stove, Model 413G and a couple of Coleman Lanterns, one gas and one propane.

   So today, while cooking ribs on the smoker, I started with the Stove. The pump was not working correctly, so earlier I had purchased a pump repair kit and fixed it. The person who had it before me decided to use pump gas in it and the tank was dirty. The generator had seen better days. I broke out the denatured alcohol and started flushing the tank and generator. After 3 flushings, I let it air dry for about 30 mins, then put about a third of a tank of white gas in it and it fired right up. Ran the main burner for about 30 mins, boiled some water then ran both burners for over an hour. The stove didn't miss a beat. It could use some work, small sections of surface rust in bottom and tank could you some fresh paint, but an easy fix. Will get it clean when I have nothing to do during the winter.

    While the stove was making its paces, I took out both lanterns and put a propane tank on one, put mantles and fresh white gas in the other and they fired right up. I sat them to the side until it got dark and lit them up.
Until next time, hope everyone has a good start to the week.

Friday, October 19, 2012

I Love Hard Rock Music

     I am a fan of music that is played my musicians, not from some people who mix crap on a record player that was recorded by someone else and they take credit for it or make rhimes that make no sense at all.  Really, if you cant play a instrument, then you are no musician to me. I have always been a fan of Rock music, specifically Hard Rock. Maybe its the power, the riffs, the drum beat, who knows. I LOVE IT. One of my favorite bands, Theory of a Deadman have had quite a few hits. I am not endorsing them in any manner. I feel everyone has their own personal opinion of what kind of music they listen too, whether it is country, classical, opera, blue-grass, new-age, pop, etc etc etc. So be it. I am happy to know that they filmed this video in our metro-plex here in North Florida, and by god it reflects this area of the country very well. Enjoy..... For all the people who live in this "S" hole, notice the police car, the pawn shop, the fire station at the beginning, the park where he eats the ice cream and soccer field. All these location are on the SS of our town and downtown.


Fella's, if you want a good video to watch, and if you can find the uncensored version, worth a view.

I wont tell you what JUGM and I do with this song, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Long day, time to relax and reflect

     Had a long day today, now its time to relax and reflect. I don't know why a fire in the fire pit just brings out my best thoughts, maybe its because of the mystical flight of the flame, maybe its the Cherokee in me from my grand mother and its trying to tell me something. Only god knows..... Maybe thats why I am one with nature......

     I reflect on the future a lot. I think a lot has to do with my two boys and what kind of world they will grow up in. Yes, I am a hawk and I watch them all the time. I fear the person who trys to hurt or exploit them. Lets put it this way, you "F" with my boys, you die!!, Plain and simple. TRY ME!!!!! Really, TRY ME!!!!

      What world have we become? There are many answers out there, but that is the interpretation of the person and how they want to perceive them. Me, I am a simple man. I take things a day at a time. Every day is different and poses new dangers that we must experience. I am a risk manager, I weigh the dangers that are in everyday life and adjust to counter them. Maybe my military experience has trained me to be this way or it could be the love I have for my kids, so they can thrive in this "F" upd world we live in. Am I a parent or a over-reactive person? I don't care, I am a parent!!! Maybe the majority of this country should try it, it would make a difference.

     I am sorry if I feel like I am vetting, just tired of how this country is going. I hear that if Romney wins, well people are going to riot. GO AHEAD, GET BOLD AND "F" with me. Please, get some go juice in your veins and try. I CANT WAIT!!!!! My name is ORKIN, I am an exterminator. Get the picture now? I hope so and hope you come around!!!!! As it is said in our group, it will be a TRE.

I'll be your Huckleberry!!!!!! "Doc Holiday"


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Back to the norm...... NEW FOLLOWERS!!!!

    Well I am back to the norm, working, going to school, and prepping among other things. I noticed I have two new followers, GRAYBEARD and MADDMEDIC, WELCOME ABOARD and will respond to your comments as soon as I get chance, once again, WELCOME ABOARD!!!!

Next Tuesday I will be back to the LDS to get a few more cases of supplies to put away. Been scouring EBAY and AMAZON for items as well, looking for a MSR water filtration pump for the wife for her BO bag. I have one and I would recommend them to anyone. Stephen has a Katadyn with a charcoal filter and it works for him. Duke just drinks straight out the water source. How he doesn't get the runs, I have no idea. Me personally, I don't like charcoal filters for a SHTF strategy. MSR employs a 80 micron ceramic filter that can be cleaned for longer life than having to buy more charcoal filters. Here is a pic of one.

     Now, as far as SHTF items, I tend to go away from the norm, shelter in particular. All the group members have tents, and I even have one but choose not to use it during group overnight trips. I have got to a point where I am getting older, yes older. I have participated in athletics all my life and my body is feeling it now. When I do overnights now, I use a Hennessey Hammock. If you have no idea what they are, here is a file photo.
     In my older age, I have found that I have issues sleeping on a hard ground. Basically my back "F"ing hurts in the morning. This hammock allows you to lie in it asymmetrically which allows for laying flat instead of a half moon shape. Now years ago, a former group member (Devil Dog Desk Jockey) had one on a winter trip and of course the guy couldn't figure out how to tie it up, nor figure the required distance you needed so you didn't look like "U" while you were trying to sleep in it. Stephen can attest, it was funny to see him in it. This hammock is considered a 3 season hammock, but I use a reflective window shade for your car or truck to make it a 4 season. While on our last group MLK weekend trip on a beautiful river, it rained the morning we left, I was up at 6 am sitting under the rain fly enjoying the rain instead of being confined to a regular tent. I have also been called "Metro-Sexual" by using it. Oh-well, sucks being smart doesn't it. If you want more info, search YouTube and you will find many videos about it. You may also find WARBONNET hammocks too. They are worth a look too.
     One other item I would recommend, which Stephen and Duke have are the US Military Modular Sleep System. This system is awesome. I purchased mine off EBAY for around $70, and I got lucky. The one I received, still had the NSN tags left on the green summer bag, and Bivy cover. The black winter bag was slightly used and bag was in good condition. When you attach the two bag together along with the bivy cover, you will be very warm. Here is a file picture:

Last but not least, you need a proven cook system. A few years ago, I got lucky on Cheaper Than Dirt when they had the Trangia Swedish Alcohol Stoves for sale. Well I jumped and bought ten and sold a few to group members at cost and sold rest on craigslist. If you happen to come across one, make sure you find the stainless steel ones. There are aluminum ones floating around but I recommend the SS ones. They work off denatured alcohol, or rubbing alcohol. Get the rubbing alcohol with higher alcohol content, it will burn hotter and cause less soot on the bottom of the pot or pan. Denatured alcohol can be purchased at home depot or most hardware stores and even Walmart in quart size or 1 gallon sizes. This things will boil water in around 5 mins. Here is a file photo:
"NOTE: Do not use the stove on-top of plastic milk cartons"
    Here are few things that I like. If you have any of these items, please feel free to chime in an share your knowledge on them so it can add to the conversation.



Thursday, October 11, 2012

Senior Hears Knocking at the Door.... New Followers!!!

    Enter!!! Hey I have two new followers, Rev. Paul and eiaftinfo. Come on in and welcome aboard. I will try to respond to you whenever I have a break from school, running my business, trying to contain my kids, and making sure my queen, JUGM is happy. Comments are also welcomed and respected. I do sometimes get wound up and let a few choice words slip, I will apologize in advance for them.


Prepping for the Mini-Vacation

     Well I am finally getting a early break in the 8 months of tourtue I have gone through. It will be nice to get away for a few days and try to relax, notice I said try. One of my routines is to function check and clean my travel partners.

     My 23 is always on my side, even in the shower{Just Kidding}. The other is my Kel-Tec Sub 2000 in Glock 40. I love this gun and would highly recommend it if you can find one, they are hard to come by. Even Stephen has one, but in 9mm. Of course the wife, JUGM has her 26 with her and I also hide two more among my person, Taurus TCP in .380 and an old 2 shot Derringer that Stephen sold me years ago in .22 Mag. Sorry, I am about Force Protection, and the force being my family. DTOM!!!
     Hope everyone has good friday and following weekend. I will have my laptop with me so I may make a post, have school crap to do, go figure right.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Time for Choosing....

     Past two days have been good. Two days of prepping, mostly food items. Making purchases at Walmart and the LDS, managed to increase my food supplies by 23 days for $172.43. Now, how can i do that. Well, I remember one thing Stephen said about me to a group of people a few years aog, "This is ........, probably one of the most analytical minds I know". One thing most of you don't know about me, and it's a good thing is I analyze everything. This drives my wife, JUGM crazy!!! Ask her..

     In my food preps, I analyze my storage down to a gnats ass. I have my storage list broken down in a EXCEL file using a calorie count ranging from 3000 to 8000 calories. I have for a long time operated on one meal a day. My body has adjusted to it and I am quite fine with that. JUGM is the same way. My main conern is making sure my boys get the required nutrition to meet their needs in the development of their bodies. This EXCEL file does not include for hunting. What I have stored so far is classified only to my group members and JUGM, sorry but that is the way I roll. If you would like a copy of the file, I can send it to you, but it will be blank except for the excel formulas built in.

    I think in most part it is due to my military career and having to think and act quickly on my feet and make decisions that could cost people their lives. I was very fortunate to hold positions that are more reserved for the college educated officers. I suppose busting my ass and being the technical expert in my field payed off. Sure as hell isn't paying off in the civilian community, but I don't have "Pitty parties" for myself, create a job and make results, not excuses works for me very well, both mentally and financially. Also, one other thing to note, JUGM can cook!!!, I'm blessed, Ha Ha Ha.

     Here are 3 of the 5 cases I bought yesterday.


     I could have spent my money on other things, maybe the Liberal movie theaters on some box-office flop, a Football game, or a nice dinner at a steak house wearing a tie, huh, wearing a fucking tie to eat a steak. Oh Hell no!!!! I choose to spend my money on preps, I know the corrupt media is swinging this election back and Forth, I DO NOT TRUST THIS NEXT ELECTION!!!! I do not take pleasure in getting caught with my pants down. I continue to do what I can to prepare. If I am wrong, so be it, I am a Navy Senior Chief, I have ate my share of Humble pie in the past. If I am right and ready, then it makes a severe crisis easier to deal with. I try to tell that to others, but it always goes on deaf EGO ears, SURVIVING IN 90% PREPARATION, 10% EXECUTION!!!! Your success is all about your preps. Enough already, getting wound up.

    Well we have a busy weekend ahead, one more day of work till I can take a much needed mini-vacation. In closing, I wasn't born yet, but I did happen to have this man as my First Commander-In-Chief, sure wish he was back. Listen, he's trying to tell us something that is happening today.



Monday, October 8, 2012

Sometimes you just feel like "blah"!!

    How many of you just get into a routine then all of a sudden you go through a few days of "Blah"? I cant really explain "Blah" but I think we all have had this from time-to-time. That feeling of not wanting to do anything. Well that has been me, maybe because my business it starting to slow down and shifting into winter mode. Winter mode for me is catching up on much needed rest. It hs been a long, balls to the wall 8 months for me and I feel the need to become a Bear and hibernate.

    Finished that damn Marketing class with another "A" for my transcript, so now I head into Pop Culutre and the Arts, a 100 level class with a bunch of democritters. Oh Boy!!! I am really ready to finish this degree and take a break before going for a Master's.

    Went and did some prepper shopping today, mostly food items. Tomorrow I will be heading to the LDS cannery in town to get 4 cases of various items. I really like going there, good people working there and enjoy talking with them.

    My good friend and group hippie Rebel got good news, he is back to work. I am really happy for him and his missess. I cant imagine the frustration they have gone through for so long. I know he is not the only one in the country who feels like that, I really hope that starts changing soon. CONGRATS REBEL!!!!

    A friend sent this to me the other day, don't know how many have seen it yet, but I got a chuckle out of it. Enjoy.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

First Month in the Blogisphere

Just realized that I have had this blog up and operational for one month, and I still have followers, 25 of them. I guess I have done something right. Thanks everyone for following my humble world, it means a lot.


Obama's New GOLF CZAR

President Obama has recently appointed a Golf Czar, you didnt hear about it until now since like everything he does, it's behind the scenes.

Major rule changes in the game of golf has become effective October 1, 2012.

This is only a preview as the complete rule book (expect 2700 pages) is being rewritten as we speak. Here are a few of the changes:

Golfers with handicaps:

- Below 10 will have their green fees increased by 35%.

- Between 11 and 18 will see no increase in green fees.

- Above 18 will get a $20 check each time they play. (Can't wait to see my $$ check)

The term "gimmie" will be changed to "entitlement" and will be used as follows:

- Handicaps below 10, no entitlements.

- Handicaps from 11 to 17, entitlements for putter length putts.

- Handicaps above 18, if your ball is on green, no need to putt, just pick it up. (this helps me at least 18 strokes)

These entitlements are intended to bring about fairness and, most importantly, equality in scoring. (part of the constitution)

In addition, a Player will be limited to a maximum of one birdie or six pars in any given 18-hole round.

Any excess must be given to those fellow players who have not yet scored a birdie or par.

Only after all players have received a birdie or par from the player actually making the birdie or par, can that player begin to count his pars and birdies again .

The current USPGA handicap system will be used for the above purposes, but the term "net score" will be available only for scoring those players with handicaps of 18 and above.

This is intended to "re-distribute" (love that word) the success of winning by making sure that in all competitions every player above an 18 handicap will post only "net score" against every other player's "gross score".

These new Rules are intended to CHANGE the game of golf.

Golf must be about Fairness. It should have nothing to do with ability, hard work, practice, and responsibility. After all, a lot of people work hard and they deserve just as good a score as Tiger
and is the "Right thing to do."

So, please remember; if you shot a round of golf under par, you didn't shoot it yourself. Some one else built that course, and someone else cut the grass so that you could play on it and built the clubs and the cart.

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