AmericanTruckersAtWar

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By Rick Biesada, American Patriot (and author of “Angry White Male and the Horse He Rode In On” – an must have to read while logging on lines two and four……)

Back in the 60’s, while we still had statesmen holding public office, our streets were relatively safe. We never locked our doors at night.

Nowadays, with idiots holding seats in public office… it’s Katie bar the door!

It is astounding to me that the Supreme Court would have to affirm the intent of our founders reasoning for making the Second Amendment an individual right, where self defense is necessary and essential to a citizen’s well being. Continue reading

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June 30, 2008 Posted by | Homeland Security, trucking | , , , | Leave a comment

FBI Warns Against Internet Scams

The FBI has recently received reports of two scams circulating within Central Illinois . Consumers can avoid victimization through awareness, weeding out fraud before it takes root.

Fraudulent telemarketing scams are estimated to cost over 40 billion dollars a year. The Department of Justice estimates the number of American consumers defrauded each year by fraudulent telemarketing at one in six.

Phishing using automated telephone calls

One scam is a form of phishing which involves an automated telephone call that appears to originate from a financial institution. The recording requests the victim to enter his or her debit card number for the purpose of reactivating the debit card. Consumers should avoid providing personal information over the phone in response to an unsolicited telephone call. Like many phishing scams, the victim may not even have an account at the financial institution. However, if the scammer is successful in finding a handful of responsive victims who do have an account at the claimed bank, the scam will generate revenue. When in doubt, contact your bank in person, or at a number you know to be valid.

Nigerian Letter Variation

A second scheme recently reported involves another variation of the Nigerian letter scam. For years, letters appearing to originate from Nigeria have circulated through the mail, over fax machines, and over e-mail. These letters claim to come from a prominent individual or company with access to a substantial sum of money. The writer purports to need someone with a bank account outside Nigeria to facilitate recovery of this large sum of money.
The most recent Nigerian letter claims to be from the “Anti Terrorist & Monetory (sic) Crime Division.” As with most spam, the content contains elements which are indicative of fraud such as:

  • Multiple spelling errors;
  • Poor grammar;
  • Government agency names;
  • Names and titles of officials, to appear authentic.
  • If you have received a scam e-mail, please notify the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) by filing a complaint at www.ic3.gov. For more information on e-scams, please visit the FBI’s New E-Scams and Warnings webpage. From the Springfield FBI

    You cannot be too careful. Play it safe. Don’t divulge credit/debit card information unless you know the person on the other line. Don’t click links on suspicious emails. Visit the FBI’s website and educate yourself against those wishing to scam you out of your hard earned money.

    June 30, 2008 Posted by | Misc., Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

    Family-owned business calls it quits after 67 years

     

    KALAMAZOO, Mich (WOOD) – A Kalamazoo business owner is calling it the worst day of his business career.

    Alvan Motor Freight, a family owned business, is ceasing operations after nearly 70 years and filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

    President and CEO James Van Zoeren says a number things including the economic difficulties in the Midwest, the strike at American Axle, overcapacity in the trucking industry and fuel prices lead to the company’s demise.

    According the company’s website, the primary focus is handling time-sensitive LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) freight.

    Alvan Motor Frieght was founded in 1941 by Van Zoeren’s family and employs about 525 people.

    There are terminals in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Romulus, Saginaw, Jackson, Mesick and Alpena in Michigan including several others in Ohio and Indiana. From WOODTV.com

    Sad to say, another trucking company out of business because of high fuel prices.

    Don’t forget to visit AmericanSolutions.com and sign the petition to Drill Here, Drill Now.  It may not save Alvan and others, but we have to get the message to the no-drill Dems that it is THEIR failed energy policies that have put us in this position.

    June 30, 2008 Posted by | economy, trucking | , , | Leave a comment

    Exclusive: Bringing Barack Back Down to Earth: A Support Base that Flirts with Creepy

    Nicholas Guariglia

    There was an episode of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm – one of the better shows on television – where Larry David begrudgingly brings his wife to the beach. “I don’t get it, I don’t understand people’s fascination with the beach,” David wryly says. “Don’t you feel calmer being here, by the ocean?” his wife innocently asks. “I feel aggravated that I don’t know what other people are getting,” David replies in classic Seinfeldian form.

    This is analogous to my own feelings about Sen. Obama. A buddy of mine, who supports Obama, recently wanted to know why this was the case. “Nick, don’t you like hope?” was his literal inquiry. More from FamilySecurityMatters

    June 30, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , | Leave a comment

    Barack Hussein Obama – The Cult of Personality

    Watching this, I am reminded – and I’ve said it a thousand times – of the fictional president of Romania in the LaHaye/Jenkins series, Left Behind, Nicolae Carpathia. We do not, I repeat, do not need Barack Hussein Obama in the White House. Not his black half, not his white half and certainly not his Communist, race baiting both halves.

    June 30, 2008 Posted by | Politics, Video | , , | 1 Comment

    Jeff Dunham and Peanut

    Classic Peanut! (Slight language alert….)

    June 29, 2008 Posted by | Video | , | 1 Comment

    Fuel prices put squeeze on brothel biz

    RENO, Nev. – Rising fuel prices are putting a pinch on the world’s oldest profession.

    Nevada brothels that cater to long-haul truckers are offering gas cards and other promotions after experiencing business declines of up to 25 percent from a year ago, industry officials said Friday.

    Geoffrey Arnold, president of the Nevada Brothel Owners’ Association, said truckers account for as much as 75 percent of business at the state’s rural brothels along Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 95.

    He said business is down about 19 percent at his two northern Nevada brothels along I-80: Donna’s Ranch in Wells and Donna’s Battle Mountain Ranch.

    ”We’re being affected by the economy like everybody else,” Arnold said. ”Times are tougher. And truckers have less money to spend. They’re not high-rollers anymore.”

    Diesel fuel costs roughly $4.70 a gallon, up 67.5 percent from a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

    Of Nevada’s 28 legal brothels, 16 are located in rural areas that are being hurt by truckers’ higher diesel costs, Arnold said. Houses closer to Reno and Las Vegas, which rely more on tourists and convention-goers, reported business is up this year.

    In response to a 5 percent drop in business, the Shady Lady Ranch along U.S. 95 about 150 miles north of Las Vegas plans to offer $50 gas cards to clients who spend $300 and $100 gas cards to those who spend $500.

    The brothel also offers special monthly discounts, including an offer of 45 minutes of services for $175 instead of the usual rate of $200.

    ”Anything that has to do with discretionary income is down,” owner Bobbi Davis said. From the SaltLakeCIty Tribune

    Well… looks like high fuel prices are effecting everyone… On a good note, at least these truckers who frequent the brothels are having to behave themselves…..

    June 29, 2008 Posted by | economy, trucking | , | Leave a comment

    Truckers to Washington: Drill for oil!

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Truckers are telling Washington to do something about the high prices of fuel and quit blaming the oil companies and OPEC.

    “The temporary solutions aren’t any good,” David Kilcoin, a truck owner-operator from Phoenix, Ariz., told WND at the Great West Truck Show going on now at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

    “We don’t need a quick fix; what we need is to develop what we have offshore, in Alaska and from oil shale,” he said. More from WorldNetDaily

    June 28, 2008 Posted by | economy, trucking | , | 2 Comments

    Hello, I’m A Truck…….

    Some classic trucking music to start your weekend – Hello, I’m A Truck, by the legendary Red Simpson. We have had the honor of working with Mr. Simpson at the Tennessee Truck Show for the past few years and he is a legend, a gentleman and we are proud to be able to call him “friend”.

    I found this on YouTube and thought it would be fun to share.

    June 27, 2008 Posted by | trucking, Video | , | Leave a comment

    Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of More Than 1500 Pounds of Marijuana

    NEW MADRID COUNTY, Mo. – Police arrested a man after finding 1538 pounds of marijuana in his tractor-trailer Thursday afternoon.

    Marcos A. Tijerina, 28, of McAllen, Texas faces a first-degree charge of possession of a controlled substance and trafficking in drugs.  He was taken to the New Madrid County Jail.

    A Missouri State Highway patrolman stopped Tijerina for an equipment violation traveling north on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County. After obtaining permission to search the truck, he found the marijuana in the middle of a load of produce.  From KFVS – Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    How many times do we have to say it – marijuana is NOT produce……..

    June 27, 2008 Posted by | BOLO and Crime, trucking | , , | 1 Comment