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New Mexico Lobos Men’s Basketball Team….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 09-03-2015

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Disappointing…yes…No NCAA this year…No NIT this year…Well, we could win it all at the MWC tournament this year in Las Vegas and make it, but that’s highly unlikely as we would have to win them all…Teams that we could not beat in regular season and we lost another player with a broken hand last week. We have our top players sitting on the bench, injured….We play extremely good defense, we just don’t have any real good shooters left…The one we do have is guarded by a couple of people so it is hard for him to get a good shot off….Well, “wait ’til next year”… we won our last game against a good Wyoming team and played very tough, breaking a eight game losing streak…but you know what, even with the losing streak, the boys played before sell out crowds, 15,000 plus …And you can say, “well, there is nothing else to do in Albuquerque”, but that is just not true…The truth is the Albuquerque folks love their basketball Lobos….They also love the Lady Lobos, who by the way finished tied for first place in the conference and may go on to further tournament play, draw about 6000 fans a game….We will be pulling for the Lady Lobos the rest of this year but I think our boys are about finished for this season…… Let me mention that down south at Las Cruces, New Mexico State Aggies won the WAC conference and will be playing in the Big Dance, representing the State of New Mexico and we will be cheering them on. I think they finally have all of their boys healthy for a change….Go Aggies…

Politics….So Tiring, Huh?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 06-03-2015

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Do you get as tired as I do of hearing about the bad guys? Republicans and Democratic…In those two parties there has to be thousands upon thousands of ideas, opinions, feelings, good, bad, right, wrong…A couple of my family members tend to lean left, a couple of us tend to lean right, a couple of us stays pretty close to the middle and that is with the same upbringing, same rights and wrongs in their teaching….How does that happen, you reckon? I suppose, different teachers in school, different situations arising during their school years, a genuine difference in the way things are viewed when they happen or even the understanding of the explanation of situations presented to them. But it is good to have these differences….I agree with their right, really I expect their right to an opinion, no matter how the rest of the family views it….. But, the main thing is, while each of our family respects the other family members opinion, don’t make the mistake of believing that the family is divided. No sir, we don’t think alike, but, yes sir, we all love alike….and strongly…. Around here, love stands head and shoulders above politics…..24/7

Letter to President Obama by Lou Pritchett of Procter & Gamble..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 02-03-2015

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 Chilling Letter from Proctor & Gamble to Obama

By Lou Pritchett,

A LETTER FROM A PROCTER AND GAMBLE EXECUTIVE TO THE PRESIDENT
THE LAST SENTENCE IS THE MOST CHILLING

Lou Pritchett is one of corporate America ‘s true living legends – an
acclaimed author, dynamic teacher and one of the
world’s highest rated speakers. Successful corporate executives everywhere
recognize him as the foremost leader in change management.
Lou changed the way America does business by creating an audacious concept
that came to be known as “partnering.”

Pritchett rose from soap salesman to Vice-President, Sales and Customer
Development for Procter and Gamble and over the
course of 36 years made corporate history.

LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

Dear President Obama:

You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of
the others, you truly scare me.

You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive
ivy-league education or your extravagant  lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.

You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing
up in America and culturally you are not an American.

You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.

You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don’t
understand it at its core.

You scare me because you lack humility and ‘class’, always blaming others.

You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with
radical extremists who hate
America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see
America fail..

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the ‘blame America ‘ crowd
and deliver this message abroad.

You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country
where the government sector
dominates instead of the private sector.

You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a
government controlled one.

You scare me because you prefer ‘wind mills’ to responsibly capitalizing on
our own vast oil, coal  and shale reserves.
You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that
lays the golden egg which provides
the highest standard of living in the world.

You scare me because you have begun to use ‘extortion’ tactics against
certain banks and corporations.

You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you
on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.

You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing
points of view from intelligent people.

You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and
omniscient.

You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything You do.

You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaugh’s,
Hannity’s, O’Reilly’s and Beck’s who offer opposing, conservative points of
view.

You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

Lou Pritchett

This letter was sent to the NY Times but they never acknowledged it.
Big surprise. Since it hit the Internet, however, it has had over 500,000
hits. Keep it going!

All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men do nothing..
It’s happening right now.

The CHANGE is here!!  90% of Americans will forward this.
REAL AMERICANS HAVE HAD ENOUGH!

This is verifiable at:
<http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/youscareme.asp>
http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/youscareme.asp

Sent from my iPhone

North Carolina State Fair Champion Hog…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 28-02-2015

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The Cox Family with the Reserve Champion Overall at the 2014 North Carolina State Fair
The Cox Family with the Reserve Champion Overall at the 2014 North Carolina State Fair

Muslim’s…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-02-2015

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From a friends Facebook page…

The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim
The Beltway Snipers were Muslims
The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
The underwear Bomber was a Muslim
The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims
The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims
The Bafi Nightclub Bombers were Muslims
The London Subway Bombers were Muslims
The Moscow Theatre Attackers were Muslims
The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims
The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims
The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims
The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims
The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims
The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Musiims
The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims
The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims
The Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were Muslims
The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims
The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims
The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims
The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims
The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims
The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims
The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims’

Think of it:

Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus living with Christians = No Problem
Hindus living with Jews = No Problem
Christians living with Shintos = No Problem
Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem
Confusians living with Baha’is = No Problem
Baha’is living with Jews = No Problem
Jews living with Atheists = No Problem
Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem
Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem
Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus living with Baha’is = No Problem
Baha’is living with Christians = No Problem
Christians living with Jews = No Problem
Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem
Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem
Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem
Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem
Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem

Muslims living with Hindus = Problem
Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem
Muslims living with Christians = Problem
Muslims living with Jews = Problem
Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem
Muslims living with Baha’is = Problem
Muslims living with Shintos = Problem
Muslims living with Atheists = Problem
MUSLIMS LIVING WITH MUSLIMS = BIG PROBLEM

**********SO THIS LEAD TO *****************
They’re not happy in Gaza
They’re not happy in Egypt
They’re not happy in Libya
They’re not happy in Morocco
They’re not happy in Iran
They’re not happy in Iraq
They’re not happy in Yemen
They’re not happy in Afghanistan
They’re not happy in Pakistan
They’re not happy in Syria
They’re not happy in Lebanon
They’re not happy in Nigeria
They’re not happy in Kenya
They’re not happy in Sudan

******** So, where are they happy? **********
They’re happy in Australia
They’re happy in England
They’re happy in Belgium
They’re happy in France
They’re happy in Italy
They’re happy in Germany
They’re happy in Sweden
They’re happy in the USA & Canada
They’re happy in Norway & India
They’re happy in almost every country that is not Islamic! And who do they blame? Not Islam… Not their leadership… Not themselves… THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!! And they want to change the countries they’re happy in, to be like the countries they came from where they were unhappy and finally they will be get hammered
!!!!

Islamic Jihad: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
ISIS: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Al-Qaeda: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Taliban: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Hamas: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Hezbollah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Boko Haram: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Al-Nusra: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Abu Sayyaf: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Al-Badr: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Muslim Brotherhood: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Lashkar-e-Taiba: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Palestine Liberation Front: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Ansaru: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Jemaah Islamiyah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Abdullah Azzam Brigades: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
AND A LOT MORE!!!!!!!

Think about it…….

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Death and Credit Cards….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-02-2015

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This e-mail from a friend…It is a good one…

> This is hilarious.
> SHOULD I CANCEL MY CREDIT CARD BEFORE I DIE?
> Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die!
> This is so priceless, and so easy to see happening, customer service
> being what it is today.
>  
> SHOULD I CANCEL MY CREDIT CARD BEFORE I DIE?
> A lady died this past January, and Citibank billed her for February
> and March for their annual service charges on her credit card and
> added late fees and interest on the monthly charge.
> The balance had been $0.00 when she died, but now somewhere around $60.00.
> A family member placed a call to Citibank.
> Here is the exchange:
> Family Member: ‘I am calling to tell you she died back in January.
> Citibank : ‘The account was never closed and the late fees and charges
> still apply.’
> Family Member: ‘Maybe you should turn it over to collections.’
> Citibank : ‘Since it is two months past due, it already has been.’
> Family Member: ‘So, what will they do when they find out she is dead?’
> Citibank : ‘Either report her account to frauds division or report her
> to the credit bureau, maybe both!’
> Family Member: ‘Do you think God will be mad at her?’
> Citibank : ‘Excuse me?’
> Family Member: ‘Did you just get what I was telling you – the part
> about her being dead?’
> Citibank : ‘Sir, you’ll have to speak to my supervisor.’
> Supervisor gets on the phone:
> Family Member: ‘I’m calling to tell you, she died back in January with
> a $0 balance.’
> Citibank : ‘The account was never closed and late fees and charges still apply.’
> Family Member: ‘You mean you want to collect from her estate?’
> Citibank : (Stammer) ‘Are you her lawyer?’
> Family Member: ‘No, I’m her great nephew.’ (Lawyer info was given)
> Citibank: ‘Could you fax us a certificate of death?’
> Family Member: ‘Sure.’ (Fax number was given)
> After they get the fax :
> Citibank: ‘Our system just isn’t setup for death. I don’t know what
> more I can do to help.’
> Family Member: ‘Well, if you figure it out, great! If not, you could
> just keep billing her. She won’t care.’
> Citibank: ‘Well, the late fees and charges will still apply.’
> (What is wrong with these people?!?)
> Family Member: ‘Would you like her new billing address?’
> Citibank : ‘That might help….’
> Family Member: ‘Odessa Memorial Cemetery, Highway 129, Plot Number 69.’
> Citibank : ‘Sir, that’s a cemetery!’
> Family Member: ‘And what do you do with dead people on your planet???’

Israel…Our Father’s Homeland…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-02-2015

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America is still a Christian nation in spite of what Obama says. I don’t recall exactly how many million folks that is, but it’s a bunch….And as Christians we all love and support the nation of our Father, Israel….He gave us Jesus Christ so that through our belief in Him we may be adopted sons and daughters of Abraham and that nation and joint heirs to the Kingdom of God. So, our alliance is to Israel, now and forever. That’s just how it is. We promote and back Israel in all their endeavors with our money and military might. President Obama seemingly forgets this at times. All of us need to remind him…He won two elections and I am sure he feels confident that he can do as he pleases…Not so, and one of the things he cannot get away with is backing another nation that would destroy Israel…Mr. President, please hear us on this…..Israel…..Israel…..We back Israel…..Don’t forget…

Mountain West Tournament Winner…..UNM Lobo’s? Not This Year…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-02-2015

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Albuquerque is a basketball town….Always has been and I hope it always will be….This year, however, in both men’s and women’s basketball our fortunes have not been so good. Our men’s team is 14 – 10 overall and 6 – 6 in conference play, seventh place in the Mountain West…Our Lady Lobo’s are 13 -10 and 9 – 3 in the conference good for third place. The ladies have made a stronger showing with a six game winning streak. Winning is important, here as anywhere else, that said the men still are pulling in a capacity crowd, 14,000 to 15,000 every game. The ladies are bringing in 5000 plus fans for their games. So, it is a basketball crowd, but some of the faithful seem to be losing patience with our coaches, both men and women. The six game streak has quieted the fans for the ladies, but the men have lost 3 in a row and five of the last seven games….That hurts…Any tournament bids seem unlikely at this point unless we can win the Mountain West Tournament. The Lobo’s play well in Las Vegas, but this year, unless there is some serious changes in their offensive play, it “ain’t gonna happen”. The shooting is “colder” this year than any year since I can remember. I hate to say, “wait until next year” this early, but…..for the men it seems that way. For the Lady Lobo’s they stand a good chance if they keep playing like they have the last six games. I see 8 to 10,000 fans returning to the Pit for the Ladies games if they keep this streak up…..The Pit can rock when the Lobos are winning….Men and Women..

New Mexico Driver’s License…Illegal Immigrants

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 08-02-2015

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Well, it finally passed the New Mexico House to stop issuing drivers license to illegals. All that remains is for the bill to pass the Senate… I never understood why or how a illegal foreigner could get the officials from a state  to approve issuing them a drivers license in the first place (not all are Mexican, by the way). …. Seems to me like the first thing to do when the illegal announced that he was an illegal would be to call the Border Patrol and have his little behind sent back across the border…But no, we cannot do that they say…(The “they” may be kin folks helping kin folks)…..So, is it illegal to cross the border illegally or is crossing the border illegally ok it you can get a legal drivers license in New Mexico?  Wow….. Only in New Mexico, folks, only in New Mexico…..Well, we will see if this little law can get by the Senate or not….Maybe it will be another law that we can turn our heads at if it does pass…You reckon? …If any of you really understand the “why” of all this, feel free to leave a comment…You know, the Mexicans could start paying their citizenry a living wage and we would not be going through this at all. But the Mexican government does not want to pay out all that money for retirement, health care, etc., when they can get us stupid gringos to do it for them and the illegals are going to send a lot of the money back home to their families anyway. “Is America a great country, or what?”

Forrest Fenn’s Treasure…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-02-2015

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It was on the news just yesterday afternoon….The treasure is still there, er, uh, or is it just a hoax? Well, so asked the reporter doing the spot. No one has found the treasure…Plenty have looked and some with good knowledge of the state of New Mexico….Does that mean there is no treasure…No, it does not mean that. Would Mr. Fenn really put us on? Well, the old rascal is, er, well, old, so I am hoping he does not pass before it is found, otherwise for the next bi-zillion years people will be searching for Fenn’s Treasure and  maps from those looking today will be handed down for generation to generation. Why, there might be a person or two saying, “I got this off an old copy of hesterbooks.com who reported about the filming up near Ghost Ranch, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Curley’s Gold (City Slickers) were filmed. I think he knew where it was….” Well, it could happen. Anyway, yesterdays report sounded like they were not real sure there was a treasure…..For me, he sent me an e-mail once upon a time assuring me that it was there. I believe him….

below is Mr. Fenn’s poem….but the enclosures are my comments about the clues…..

The Treasure Clues by Forrest Fenn

 

As I have gone alone in there, (in a cave or what?)

And with my reassures bold, (in his possession I assume)

I can keep my secret where, (only he knows)

And hint of riches new and old…(well, hint? I don’t know about this)

 

It begins where warm waters halt (hot springs water have cooled down?)

And take it in the canyon down, (the next canyon intersecting the stream)

Not far, but too far to walk, (so he drove down to that canyon)

Put in below the home of Brown. (family of Brown? Brown trout?)

 

From there it’s no place for the meek, (a hearty walk or climb?)

The end is ever drawing nigh, (getting close)

There’ll be no paddle up your creek, (no boat can travel)

Just heavy loads and water high. (walk high on the bank in the rocks)

 

If you’ve been wise and found the blaze, (markings on the canyon walls)

Look quickly down, your quest to cease, (you have found the treasure)

Just take the chest and go in peace.

 

So why is it that I must go, and leave my trove for all to seek?

The answers I already know, I’ve done it tired and now I’m weak.

 

So hear me all and listen good, your effort will be worth the cold,

If you are brave and in the wood, I give you title to the gold