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Wednesday, July 18

Rider Planet USA / Dynamic Diesel


Rider Planet is the COOLEST website ever for finding trails and searching out where to go. Find sand, find trails! The author of this site had his pickup worked on in my shop and was gracious enough to offer me an ad on his site in exchange for a link, and some promotion for his.

As with everything else here on my blog…I don’t plug those that I don’t believe in. I have checked out this site and its contents, and I’m impressed. There is complete and explicit detailed information on rider trails across the entire USA at this site. Maps, rules & regulations, bike tips and tricks, etc. Our businesses and lines of work are a perfect fit. If you have a dirt bike or quad, (or several)…then you have a pickup or toy hauler to carry them in to your favorite riding arena. On my end, you need at least the pickup for either hauling vehicle. Find your riding trails and hidden spots at Rider Planet USA, and get your pickup repaired at Dynamic Diesel, Inc. Quads, Bikes, & Trucks…does it get any better?

(reprint of previous article)

Restless Leg Syndrome - Liberal Media - What's Wrong With Our Country

OK…I’m just trying to relax tonight and play a quick game or two of Phlinx on Pogo Games before I dive into bed tired and exhausted from yet another day of business, errands, ad deadlines, quarterly taxes, crap still to do floating around in my head, etc. It’s 10:30pm here in Reno, and I JUST finished all the “shit I HAVE to finish” before tomorrow that started at about 7:30 this morning.

I’m enjoying a bit of “silence” while the TV is still playing in the background and hubby just went off to bed. Ahhhh, my favorite time of day as a wife and mother. The businesses are closed, the kids are all safe, the husband is resting peacefully…MY TIME. I’m sitting here shooting my little Phlinx balls around on my game, and out of the “corner of my ear”, I hear a commercial on TV. I would call it an epiphany, but an epiphany is something that is supposed to be mind boggling…this wasn’t…it was just yet another DUH reminder of what is wrong with this country and the Neocon Liberal Media that is poisoning us at our very being.

RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME: Is it real? Hell…I don’t know. If it’s real, then I feel for those suffering from it, but for God’s sake I hope those inflicted aren’t looking toward the makers of the cure for answers! We’ve all heard or seen the Restless Leg Syndrome commercials. I suppose your leg just goes nuts (a leg on crack) and it’s bothersome enough to disrupt sleep, work, thought, etc. Well, they have a pill for it. Don’t ask me what the pill is…don’t know; don’t care for the purpose of this rant. I’ve seen the past commercials, and as with all new cures…the list of “side effects” of the medications are enough for most folk to just suffer with the disease.

I SHIT YOU NOT…on the Restless Leg Syndrome commercial that just came on my TV…as they were talking about the side effects of whatever pill fixes it, they said, “If you find yourself having the urge to gamble excessively, drink too much, etc…(paraphrased)”, contact your physician. Are you shitting me? If it’s even a condition to have an erratic leg…what does gambling have to do with it? Is it that tweaking fellow or gal at the poker machine tapping their leg up and down excessively because they are watching their entire rent check going down a nickel or penny slot machine constitute Restless Leg Syndrome? I think it’s more like the condition my leg is going to have after I shove my restless foot up some dumb asses arse! The crap they put on TV…

Now I have a headache, I must run down to Longs Drugs or Wal-Mart and see if I can find some of that wonderful Head-On… I promise not to gamble (yes, we have slot machines at drug stores here in Reno)…

Wednesday Hero - Cpl. Clinton Warrick

Cpl. Clinton Warrick
Cpl. Clinton Warrick (Soldier On The Left)
Medic with the 2nd Platoon, 300th Military Police Company

Even after having been thrown several meters, knocked unconscious, set aflame and buried under rubble all as a result of a suicide-vehicle-borne IED, a Fort Riley medic braved small-arms fire to save the lives of fellow Soldiers and Iraqi policemen last year.

Cpl. Clinton Warrick received the Army's third highest award for valor during a June 18, 2007 ceremony at Riverside Park for his actions during a Sept. 18, 2006, insurgent attack at the Al Huryia Iraqi Police Station.

Maj. Gen. Carter Ham (soldier on the right), commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, present Cpl. Warrick the Silver Star and other awards before his family and friends, and his former 300th MP Co. platoon leader, company commander and first sergeant.

"This is one of Fort Riley's great Soldiers - one of our real, no-kidding heroes," Maj. Gen. Ham said at the ceremony. "It is right and proper that we come here to present you this award for valor. It is heroes like this who make our Army the best in the world and our nation so strong."

You can read the rest of Cpl. Warrick's story here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. To find out more about Wednesday Hero, you can go here.

Saturday, July 14

Support The Blue Star Deli - Farmers Branch, Texas

Well, a big Texas hello to my fellow blogger Texas Fred. He's trying to help a fellow Texan in need, and I couldn't support his efforts more. The following I excerpted from THIS STORY. I encourage all who live in the Dallas / Fort Worth area to try and meet other bloggers for lunch on Monday, July 16th to support the Blue Star Deli.

"Dave Mooney, owner of the Blue Star Deli in Farmers Branch, Texas, is feeling the backlash of his support of Farmers Branch. Dave has been in the forefront of support, opening up his cafe for all types of activities to support Farmers Branch and what that city has tried to do to stop the harm illegal immigration is doing.

News has surfaced from Halliburton employees that a boycott has been called by the Hispanic and pro-illegal employees. Although, Dave didn’t have a contract for business lunches, he did receive orders to provide business lunches from time to time. These orders have now stopped. Also, it is being reported that Hispanic radio stations are broadcasting a boycott of the Blue Star.

Dave is experiencing a 50% decrease in sales receipts due to this boycott and has now taken a second job. The call is out for all of us do what we can to help Dave. If you are in the area, stop by and have one of Dave’s good hamburgers, tell others about the Blue Star Deli.

Call KSKY radio’s Mike Gallagher, KLIF’s Jeff Bolton and John David Wells, all who have had broadcasts at the Blue Star Deli, to ask their listening audience to support Dave. Let’s all do what we can to keep Dave in business.

U.S Border Watch will be sending a check to Mr Mooney, and we encourage everyone else to send him a few bucks. Five or ten dollars in a restaurant business is a lot of money. We must help those who have put their business on the line to help our cause. Below is the address and web site for the Blue Star Deli, and if you are in the area drop in and thank this fine Patriot for his support and have a burger."

Blue Star Deli
14724 Webb Chapel Rd.
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Phone 972-247-8681

U.S. Border Watch1-800-759-0948

Wednesday, July 11

Lady Bird Johnson - Dead At 94

Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson died in her home today at the age of 94. She was an icon of Texas and a true lady. Thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Doug Henry - Still MISSING IN RENO

Doug Henry is STILL MISSING, after SEVEN FREAKING WEEKS! I don’t know Doug Henry…never heard of him…but he’s a member of my community, and Reno IS KNOWN AS “THE BIGGEST LITTLE CITY IN THE WORLD”!

I watch the news each day and hear numerous stories of missing people. Many make the BIG NEWS, and you see helicopters, huge search teams and volunteers, etc. looking for these people. I think that’s great. I pray for all those who don’t know what’s happened to their loved ones.

Doug Henry from Reno would have at the age of 54 just celebrated his first wedding anniversary…if he was here. WHY IS IT that a man of our community has been MISSING WITHOUT A TRACE except that he stopped at a convenience store the morning he went missing and then, NOTHING?

One woman who happens to attend the church where he was a member has been periodically posting some brief messages about the progress of this case. But in a county of 500,000 does nobody else care, or try to search and find out what really happened? Was Doug Henry impoverished? Was Mr. Henry a person of suspect behavior on a regular basis? WHY does no one in this community not think that it’s strange that just a “blurb” was on the news, and then nothing?

I guess I wonder what would happen if something tragic happened to ME. Would no one care? Would no one reach out and search for my body, or try to find out if and why I left? Strange…

I can’t explain why this particular man missing makes me continue to come back to the story, except that it’s a story with a vague beginning, and a story with no middle and no end. Something I can’t explain (since I never heard of him), just keeps him on my mind. I have a lot on my plate, and Doug Henry’s plight on my brain is actually irritating, but I’m just compelled to write about him somehow. What is it about a person that when they go missing and no explanation is close at hand that makes them just invisible, unimportant, and not relevant to daily investigation? We all watch CSI, where is Grissom, or Horatio in the search for Doug Henry? Why has Geraldo Rivera, or Greta Van Susteren not come to his rescue? Is it because he isn’t young? Is it because he wasn’t a pregnant mother or a mistress of a black cop gone bad? Is it because it didn’t involve a student of some university or he didn’t play a sport at a college? Why is it that Reno by nature is a household name as a city, but a 54 year old propane truck driver that mysteriously disappeared one morning doesn’t deserve high profile coverage?

Not do demean the tragedy of the other cases we hear of…heck…since this nation has become a media nation of ratings and money, you’d think by now there would be a channel on cable TV called HD-Missing. We only hear on the news of a few, but there are probably enough missing people to fill up a network station 24-7 with late breaking news. It would certainly make better viewing than Brittney Spears, Paris Hilton, Cindy Sheehan running against Nancy Pelosi, etc. This kind of TV network would get better ratings and carry a larger bottom line than many other channels…AND HELP THE FAMILIES OF THOSE WITH MISSING LOVED ONES.

There’s something “fishy in Denmark here”. I just cannot be the only person that thinks so. As I said I don’t even have a clue who this man is…but I received one of those “forwarded” e-mails about him, and when I researched it, it was true. So if true…why is it not news? I believe I will send some e-mails to the major networks and just see if we can find out why this story is all “black-op”, or just a sad case of no one gives a crap about Doug Henry.

Wednesday Hero - Ryan Rahe

This Weeks Hero Was Suggested By Sunni Kay

Ryan Rahe has been active in the Special Olympics since he was in Middle School. The now 25-year-old has won quite a few medals over the years, but not all of his medals are at his Tennessee home. Some of them have been sent, by Ryan, to soldiers fighting the War On Terror for "good luck".

Jayne Rahe, Ryan's mother, said the idea of sending support to the soldiers in harm's way came about when she and Ryan were talking about news coverage of the war in Iraq. Jayne visited www.anysoldier.com and discovered how she and Ryan could let the men and women in Iraq know their efforts are appreciated.

Ryan, named 2006 Special Olympics Athlete of the Year for the Blount County Sports Hall of Fame, said he felt good when he received the box from the soldiers. He said if he could talk with them face to face, he would say, "Thank you."

The Rahes plan to continue sending care packages to soldiers, including the medals.

"Ryan is a pretty generous fellow," Jayne said. "He doesn't mind giving things to people."

In a letter that Ryan received, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Anthony W. Grillett wrote:
"I and the Battalion can never thank you enough for sending us your medals. They have brought us luck and good fortune, and now as we prepare to deploy home we send them back to you with our eternal gratitude.

That you would send us something so precious is a reflection of your character. As you called us heroes; to me you are the hero. For I believe it is not who you are, or what you are that makes you a hero, it is the ability to give all especially when it is never asked.

Your courage to face the challenges required earning those medals and then so freely send them to us here in Iraq will forever make you a hero to me. I will never be able to truly express in words how honored I was when I read the letter from your Mother. It truly humbles me and shows me that what I fight for in our country will always be worth the small sacrifices asked of me. Thank you again."

Sometimes a hero is one who sacrifices everything in their life to help others. And sometimes a hero is one who sacrifices nothing more than their time.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. To find out more about Wednesday Hero, you can go here.

Tuesday, July 10

Michael Yon - Read TRUTH From Iraq

Irony is a strange thing. Sometimes, when several things happen at once, it’s not a simple matter of circumstance, but more of an omen or a calling from a higher power to provide knowledge or help someone in need. I don’t know where I’ve been, but until recently…I’d never heard of Michael Yon. I have been distraught for a while that I can’t seem to find a place to find ACTUAL TRUTH about what’s happening in Iraq. As karma would have it…in the last few days ironically, I’ve received several e-mails, all with a different subject matter, leading me to a different article from Michael Yon’s website.

Michael Yon is a free lance reporter embedded with the military in Iraq risking his life no less than the soldiers to report to us the TRUTH that our main stream media (MSM) refuses to do. Even our government will not tell us the truth. I still remember seeing from the old days, when you went to a movie, news reels would play from an area of the world where TRUE NEWS needed to be told.

You ABSOLUTELY MUST go to this website and read the truth. I have spent hours perusing the articles and the archives. His efforts are funded solely from readers and normal folk. Yes, I sent him money. I cannot believe that his stories aren’t the sort of thing you hear each day on the morning news. He’s been compared to Ernie Pyle, and I think the reference fits…although I wasn’t around then to know that even in Pyle’s day, truth needed to be told that wasn’t being told by the MSM.

His latest story was entitled Second Chances. TRUTH: al Qaeda has been inviting families to lunch in the hopes to convert them to their beliefs. These families all have a son about 11 years old. As the families are sat down to eat, their sons are brought in on a platter with their mouths stuffed. They have been baked and roasted. al Qaeda serves the family their own child for a meal. Yes, this is going on.

Read the truth. Read true stories of General Petraeus and learn how our soldiers are spending their days…from their eyes and their ears.

The photo at the top of this story and all of Michael Yon's work is copyrighted through Michael Yon 2007. He gets and deserves full credit for it all. I am placing his logo at the top of this story to allow my readers a look at what to see when going to the source for truth. You will all want to link to his stories. There was too much amazing material for me to link or quote, but if you wish to do so on your sites...keep in mind only 75 words may be quoted for authentication.

Sunday, July 8

Our Weekend at Lake Davis, CA

This weekend, we took our new travel trailer out for its maiden voyage. The trailer was perfect, and so was the weekend. So nice to get out of town away from phones and business.

Lake Davis is in Plumas County, CA. It sits just outside Portola, CA. Beautiful scenery, and a great camping destination. Unfortunately, due to an infestation of Pike fish, the powers that be are placing the lake under some drastic changes to rid the lake of this pest. When finished though, the lake will come back to its pristine state and once again be a major player in the tourist market.

Sadly, as we were enjoying our weekend…the folks over the hill at Antelope Lake were dodging the effects of the 14,000 acre Antelope Complex Fire. Fires are to us though like tornadoes or thunderstorms to others this time of year. Many fires plague the desert Northwest right now.

At our campsite, literally within a “tippy-toe” reach, was a nest of baby birds. Oddly enough, the mother bird came to feed them several times a day, and the surrounding campers didn’t seem to bother the young family. What a beautiful sight, and so rare to be able to get so close to that kind of nature.

Pelicans were in abundance at the lake this weekend. I caught some of them posing along a shoreline.

There was a sail-boating regatta congregated at Davis Lake this weekend. Many colorful boats were visible all over the lake.

I spotted a real live “stick-man” on the shore…thought this was a cool shot :)

We weren’t the only ones enjoying some fishing. I caught this gentleman in the midst of a fine fly-fishing cast. I hope he caught more fish than we did :)

FANATICISM - Believe It - Take It Seriously

I do not know who wrote this...but I believe it, and so should you. Thanks to my father-in-law who e-mailed it to me...

A man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War Two owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

"Very few people were true Nazis "he said," but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.

" We are told again and again by "experts" and "talking heads" that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam. The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history.

It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave.

It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. The hard quantifiable fact is that the "peaceful majority" the "silent majority" is cowed and extraneous.

Communist Russia comprised Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

China's huge population, it was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people. The average Japanese individual prior to World War 2 was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel and bayonet.

And, who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were "peace loving"? History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awake one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late. As for us who watch it all unfold; we must pay attention to the only group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

Lastly, at the risk of offending anyone who doubts that the issue is serious, just ignore it then…but realize by your ignorance, you contribute to the passiveness that allows the problem to expand.

SANDCASTLES - Harrison Hot Springs Resort - Fraser Valley, B.C. Canada

I wanted to post this story long ago, but didn't have time to upload all the photos. I now have the link! You MUST check out these amazing sandcastles.


Wednesday, July 4

Wednesday Hero - Happy 4th Of July

I received this from Leigh So head over and help out. That sun can be brutal.

With the 4th of July falling on Wednesday this year, I have chosen to do a slightly different Wednesday Hero post. This is what I'm planning on putting up. You can either post it as well or, if you want, you can change up a little or you can post your own post. Just remember to give thanks to the ones who made that day possible.

On this Fourth Of July, a day in which we celebrate the birth of this great nation, we must also remember the brave men and women who made this day possible. To everyone who has and are currently serving in the United States Military I say Thank You. What you do day in and day out are what make this country great and me proud to live here. The sacrifices you've made for people whom you will never meet face to face will never be forgotten.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. To find out more about Wednesday Hero, you can go here.

Wednesday Hero - James Glenn Standefer

Since July 4th this year falls on Wednesday…the Wednesday Hero Blogroll is posting a blanket honor to all. Indian Chris, who does all the hard work for Wednesday Hero encouraged us to add an additional tribute if we wished.

I wish to step back in time and honor my uncle Glenn Standefer. He gave his life for this country in Vietnam. I was too young at the time to have ever have had the pleasure to know him as a man. I remember his funeral, and the honor our family gives him for his sacrifice to his nation.

Last year, a complete stranger…a young high school student from another town had drawn my uncle’s name as a part of her high school project. She honored Glenn Standefer in her classroom, and below this bio is a clip of her report. Read how I learned of Ashley’s project HERE.

Uncle Glenn…thank you for my freedom…thank you for your sacrifice.

James G. Standefer was born in Stanton, Texas and grew up in Colorado City, Texas, a community west of Sweetwater, Texas on I.S. 20. The community is oilfield and agriculture (cotton farming). James attended Colorado City Schools and was a 1966 graduate of Colorado City High School. He joined the Army shortly thereafter and he loved the Army. He was an excellent shot and preferred to carry the M-14 as his weapon of choice in Vietnam. He loved walking point and enjoyed the excitement of combat and being in the field. He was cited with two ARCOM's with "V" devices for his exploits in the field. He once stopped a sniper who had shot up his platoon by working his way around a ravine and in behind him. The sniper, who was shooting out of a hut on the side of the hill had the whole platoon pinned down. Another time, he stopped a V.C. ambush while on point as he spotted the signs and alerted everyone and scouted it out himself. During TET his company was involved in heavy combat. On a combat assault, Sgt Standefer was killed in a helicopter that was shot down, as it was coming into a hot landing zone. He was buried with full military honors in his home town of Colorado City, Texas. He is remembered by his hometown, and by the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Midland, Texas.

James Glenn Standefer

“Hey Standefer.”
“What Calhoun?”
“When do you get to go home?”

I am James Glenn Standefer, born to Virginia L Henderson Standefer and Morris G. Standefer in Stanton, Texas on July 7, 1948. I was the first-born child of the proud couple. My family called me Glenn. I grew up in Stanton with my 3 younger siblings, Kathy, Dianne, and Terry, until my parents divorced. I then moved to Colorado City, Texas with my grandparents. I attended the Colorado City schools and was a very active member in the high school athletics program. My junior year in high school, at the age of 15, my wife, Jo Anne, and I brought forth a child to the world named James Brittain. At the age of 17, my father died in a car accident. This was a difficult time in my life trying to raise a child, go to school, work, and grieve the loss of my father. I divorced Jo Anne and I decided to go into the service in 1966.

After I completed basics in Fort Bliss, Texas, I started my tour in Viet Nam on April 4, 1967. I was thence assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. We were called the Golden Dragons. I loved my job. I was considered to be part of the elite group in my platoon along with two of my best friends, David Able and William stump. I always carried an M-14 along with me everywhere I went. I was an excellent shot. I once went through the backside of a ravine to save my whole platoon that was trapped by a sniper. When I snuck up behind him and yelled “HEY!” he turned around and didn’t even bother to raise his gun because he knew he had met his fate. In fact, I killed many snipers of the Viet Cong using this method and many had the same reaction.

About the time I was supposed to leave Viet Nam, the government got some paper mixed up and I had to stay a little longer. So, I was on my way to another area for the short time I was to be there. I loaded up on the helicopter with seven other men: Jeffrey R. Byrne, Noel D. Williams, David W. Heck, Brian W. Bates, Rhondal G. Claypool, Tommie Brandon, and Darrell L. Cabell.

On February 18, 1968, the enemy shot down the helicopter we loaded into. The helicopter was made of Magnesium, so there was no hope of it being extinguished.

I was MIA for three weeks after the accident. Until finally, my medic, Doc Calhoun could identify my remains by the M-14 I always carried. All that was left was the barrel.

I was buried in Colorado City, Texas with military honors of a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, two Army Commendations, a National Defense, a Vietnam Service, and a Vietnam Campaign. My football coach conducted my funeral service, in which there was a large attendance by my family, friends, and many members of the community.

Today I have 3 grandchildren Brittney Standefer, Lacey Standefer, and Brady Standefer. The love of my life, Jo Anne, died on March 4, 1998 and my beloved mother died in 1977. Through those still living today my legacy still remains."

Monday, July 2

President Bush COMMUTES the Sentence of Scooter Libby

Today, President George W. Bush COMMUTED the prison sentence of fall guy Scooter Libby. His $250,000 fine and two year probation sentence remains in effect.

The world’s most favored Democrat Bill Clinton (who’s wife stands a chance of being our next President) PARDONED WHO? – AND OF WHAT CHARGES?

ALLEN, Verla Jean Everton, Arkansas - False statements to agency of United States.

ALTIERE, Nicholas M. Las Vegas, Nevada - Importation of cocaine.

ALTSCHUL, Bernice Ruth Sherman Village, California - Conspiracy to commit money laundering.

ANDERSON, Joe, Jr. Grove Hill, Alabama - Income tax evasion.

ANDERSON, William Sterling Spartanburg, South Carolina Conspiracy to defraud a federally insured financial institution, false statements to a federally insured financial institution, wire fraud.

ZIZKHANI, Mansour T. Huntsville, Alabama Conspiracy and making false statements in bank loan applications.

BABIN, Cleveland Victor, Jr. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Conspiracy to commit offense against the United States by utilizing the U.S. mail in furtherance of a scheme to defraud.

BAGLEY, Chris Harmon Harrah, Oklahoma Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

BANE, Scott Lynn Mahomet, Illinois Unlawful distribution of marijuana.

BARBER, Thomas Cleveland Hampton, Florida Issuing worthless checks.

BARGON, Peggy Ann Monticello, Illinois Violation of the Lacey Act, violation of the Bald Eagle Protection Act.

BHATKA, Tansukhlal Income tax evasion.

BLAMPIED, David Roscoe Ketchum, Idaho Conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

BORDERS, William Arthur, Jr. Washington, D.C. Conspiracy to corruptly solicit and accept money in return for influencing the official acts of a federal district court judge (Alcee L. Hastings), and to defraud the United States in connection with the performance of lawful government functions; corruptly influencing, obstructing, impeding and endeavoring to influence, obstruct and impede the due administration of justice, and aiding and abetting therein; traveling interstate with intent to commit bribery.

BOREL, Arthur David Little Rock, Arkansas Odometer rollback.

BOREL, Douglas Charles Conway, Arkansas Odometer rollback.

BRABHAM, George Thomas Austin, Texas Making a false statement or report to a federally insured bank.

BRASWELL, Almon Glenn Doravilla, Georgia Conspiracy to defraud government with respect to claims; perjury.

BROWDER, Leonard Aiken, South Carolina Illegal dispensing of controlled substance and Medicaid fraud.

BROWN, David Steven New York, New York Securities fraud and mail fraud.

BURLESON, Delores Caroylene, aka Delores Cox Burleson Hanna, Oklahoma Possession of marijuana.

BUSTAMANTE, John H. Cleveland, Ohio Wire fraud.
CAMPBELL, Mary Louise Ruleville, Mississippi Aiding and abetting the unauthorized use and transfer of food stamps.

CANDELARIA, Eloida False information in registering to vote.

CAPILI, Dennis Sobrevinas Glendale, California Filing false statements in alien registration.

CHAMBERS, Donna Denise Memphis, Tennessee Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, use of a telephone to facilitate cocaine conspiracy.

CHAPMAN, Douglas Eugene Scott, Arkansas Bank fraud.

CHAPMAN, Ronald Keith Scott, Arkansas Bank fraud.

CHAVEZ, Francisco Larios Santa Ana, California Aiding and abetting illegal entry of aliens.



COHN, Stuart Harris New Haven, Connecticut 1. Illegal sale of gold options. 2. Illegal sale of silver options.

COOPER, David Marc Wapakoneta, Ohio Conspiracy to defraud the government.

COX, Ernest Harley, Jr. Pine Bluff, Arkansas Conspiracy to defraud a federally insured savings and loan, misapplication of bank funds, false statements.

CROSS, John F., Jr. Little Rock, Arkansas Embezzlement by a bank employee.

CUNNINGHAM, Rickey Lee Amarillo, Texas Possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

DE LABIO, Richard Anthony Baltimore, Maryland Mail fraud, aiding and abetting.

DEUTCH, John Described in January 19, 2001 information.

DOUGLAS, Richard False statements.

DOWNE, Edward Reynolds Conspiracy to commit wire fraud and tax evasion; securities fraud.

DUDLEY, Marvin Dean Omaha, Nebraska False statements.

DUNCAN, Larry Lee Branson, Missouri Altering an automobile odometer.

FAIN, Robert Clinton Aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false corporate tax return.

FERNANDEZ, Marcos Arcenio Miami, Florida Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana.

FERROUILLET, Alvarez Interstate transport of stolen property, money laundering, false statements.

FUGAZY, William Denis Harrison, New York Perjury in a bankruptcy proceeding.
GEORGE, Lloyd Reid Mail fraud.

GOLDSTEIN, Louis Las Vegas, Nevada Possession of goods stolen from interstate shipment.

GORDON, Rubye Lee Tampa, Florida Forgery of U.S. Treasury checks.

GREEN, Pincus Switzerland.

HAMNER, Robert Ivey Searcy, Arkansas Conspiracy to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

HANDLEY, Samuel Price Hodgenville, Kentucky Conspiracy to steal government property.

HANDLEY, Woodie Randolph Hodgenville, Kentucky Conspiracy to steal government property.

HARMON, Jay Houston Jonesboro, Arkansas 1. Conspiracy to import marijuana, conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute, importation of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. 2. Conspiracy to import cocaine.

HEMMINGSON, John Interstate transport of stolen property, money laundering.

HERDLINGER, David S. St. Simons Island, Georgia Mail fraud.

HUCKLEBERRY, Debi Rae Ogden, Utah Distribution of methamphetamine.

JAMES, Donald Ray Fairfield Bay, Arkansas Mail fraud, wire fraud, and false statement to a bank to influence credit approval.

JOBE, Stanley Pruet El Paso, Texas Conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and bank fraud.

JOHNSON, Ruben H. Austin, Texas Theft and misapplication of bank funds by a bank officer or director.

JONES, Linda Conspiracy to commit bank fraud and other offenses against the United States.

LAKE, James Howard Illegal corporate campaign contributions, wire fraud.

LEWIS, June Louise Lowellville, Ohio Embezzlement by a bank employee.

LEWIS, Salim Bonnor Short Hills, New Jersey Securities fraud, record keeping violations, margin violations.

LODWICK, John Leighton Excelsior Springs, Missouri Income tax evasion.

LOPEZ, Hildebrando San Isidro, Texas Distribution of cocaine.

LUACES, Jose Julio Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Possession of an unregistered firearm.

MANESS, James Timothy Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

MANNING, James Lowell Little Rock, Arkansas Aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false corporate tax return.

MARTIN, John Robert Gulf Breeze, Florida Income tax evasion.

MARTINEZ, Frank Ayala Elgin, Texas Conspiracy to supply false documents to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

MARTINEZ, Silvia Leticia Beltran Elgin, Texas Conspiracy to supply false documents to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

McCORMICK, John Francis Dedham, Massachusetts Racketeering conspiracy, racketeering, and violation of the Hobbs act.

McDOUGAL, Susan H.

MECHANIC, Howard Lawrence 1. Violating the Civil Disobedience Act of 1968. 2. Failure to appear. 3. Making false statement in acquiring a passport.

MITCHELL, Brook K., Sr. Conspiracy to illegally obtain USDA subsidy payments, false statements to USDA, and false entries on USDA forms.

MORGAN, Charles Wilfred, III Little Rock, Arkansas Conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

MORISON, Samuel Loring Crofton, Maryland Willful transmission of defense information, unauthorized possession and retention of defense information, theft of government property.

NAZZARO, Richard Anthony Winchester, Massachusetts Perjury and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

NOSENKO, Charlene Ann Phoenix, Arizona Conspiracy to defraud the United States, and influencing or injuring an officer or juror generally.

OBERMEIER, Vernon Raymond Belleville, Illinois Conspiracy to distribute cocaine, distribution of cocaine, and using a communications facility to facilitate distribution of cocaine.

OGALDE, Miguelina Glendale, California Conspiracy to import cocaine.

OWEN, David C. Olathe, Kansas Filing a false tax return.

PALMER, Robert W. Little Rock, Arkansas Conspiracy to make false statements.

PERHOSKY, Kelli Anne Bridgeville, Pennsylvania Conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

PEZZOPANE, Richard H. Palo Heights, Illinois Conspiracy to commit racketeering, and mail fraud.

PHILLIPS, Orville Rex Waco, Texas Unlawful structure of a financial transaction
POLING, Vinson Stewart, Jr. Baldwin, Maryland Making a false bank entry, and aiding and abetting.

PROUSE, Norman Lyle Conyers, Georgia Operating or directing the operation of a common carrier while under the influence of alcohol.

PRUITT, Willie H. H., Jr. Port Richey, Florida Absent without official leave.

PURSLEY, Danny Martin, Sr. Goodlettsville, Tennessee Aiding and abetting the conduct of an illegal gambling business, and obstruction of state laws to facilitate illegal gambling.

RAVENEL, Charles D. Charleston, South Carolina Conspiracy to defraud the United States
RAY, William Clyde Altus, Oklahoma Fraud using a telephone.

REGALADO, Alfredo Luna Pharr, Texas Failure to report the transportation of currency in excess of $10,000 into the United States.

RICAFORT, Ildefonso Reynes Houston, Texas Submission of false claims to Veterans Administration.

RICH, Marc Switzerland

RIDDLE, Howard Winfield Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado Violation of the Lacey Act (receipt of illegally imported animal skins).

RILEY, Richard Wilson, Jr. Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

ROBBINS, Samuel Lee Cedar Park, Texas Misprision of a felony.

RODRIGUEZ, Joel Gonzales Houston, Texas Theft of mail by a postal employee.

ROGERS, Michael James McAllen, Texas Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana.

ROSS, Anna Louise Lubbock, Texas Distribution of cocaine.

RUST, Gerald Glen Avery, Texas False declarations before grand jury.

RUST, Jerri Ann Avery, Texas False declarations before grand jury.

RUTHERFORD, Bettye June Albuquerque, New Mexico Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

SANDS, Gregory Lee Sioux Falls, South Dakota Conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

SCHWIMMER, Adolph Conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, conspiracy to export arms and ammunition to a foreign country and related charges.

SERETTI, Albert A., Jr. McKees Rocks, Pennyslvania Conspiracy and wire fraud.

SHAW, Patricia Campbell Hearst Wilton, Connecticut Armed bank robbery and using a firearm during a felony.

SMITH, Dennis Joseph Redby, Minnesota 1. Unauthorized absence. 2. Failure to obey off-limits instructions. 3. Unauthorized absence.

SMITH, Gerald Owen Florence, Mississippi Armed bank robbery.

SMITH, Stephen A.

SPEAKE, Jimmie Lee Breckenridge, Texas Conspiracy to possess and utter counterfeit $20 Federal Reserve notes.

STEWART, Charles Bernard Sparta, Georgia Illegally destroying U.S. Mail.

STEWART-ROLLINS, Marlena Francisca Euclid, Ohio Conspiracy to distribute cocaine.


TANNEHILL, Richard Lee Reno, Nevada Conspiracy and restraint of trade.

TENAGLIA, Nicholas C. Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania Receipt of illegal payments under the Medicare program.

THOMAS, Gary Allen Lancaster, Texas Theft of mail by postal employee.

TODD, Larry Weldon Gardendale, Texas Conspiracy to commit an offense against the U.S. in violation of the Lacey Act and the Airborne Hunting Act.

TREVINO, Olga C. Converse, Texas Misapplication by a bank employee.

VAMVOUKLIS, Ignatious Exeter, New Hampshire Possession of cocaine.

VAN DE WEERD, Patricia A. Tomahawk, Wisconsin Theft by a U.S. Postal employee.

WADE, Christopher V.

WARMATH, Bill Wayne Walls, Mississippi Obstruction of correspondence.

WATSON, Jack Kenneth Oakridge, Oregon Making false statements of material facts to the U.S. Forest Service.

WEBB, Donna Lynn Panama City, Florida False entry in savings and loan record by employee.

WELLS, Donald William Phenix City, Alabama Possession of an unregistered firearm.

WENDT, Robert H. Kirkwood, Missouri Conspiracy to effectuate the escape of a federal prisoner.

WILLIAMS, Jack L. Making false statements to federal agents.

WILLIAMS, Kevin Arthur Omaha, Nebraska Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

WILLIAMS, Robert Michael Davison, Michigan Conspiracy to transport in foreign commerce securities obtained by fraud
WILSON, Jimmie Lee Helena, Arkansas Converting property mortgaged or pledged to a farm credit agency, and converting public money to personal use.

WINGATE, Thelma Louise Sale City, Georgia Mail fraud.

WOOD, Mitchell Couey Sherwood, Arkansas Conspiracy to possess and to distribute cocaine.

WOOD, Warren Stannard Las Vegas, Nevada Conspiracy to defraud the United States by filing a false document with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

WORTHEY, Dewey Conway, Arkansas Medicaid fraud
YALE, Rick Allen Belleville, Illinois Bank fraud.

YASAK, Joseph A. Chicago, Illinois Knowingly making under oath a false declaration regarding a material fact before a grand jury.

YINGLING, William Stanley Interstate transportation of stolen vehicle.

YOUNG, Phillip David Little Rock, Arkansas Interstate transportation and sale of fish and wildlife.

Dynamic Diesel, Inc. Website Up and Running


Yippee, Skippy, Hoo-Hah, etc! I’ve been needing to put up a website for my business for a long time now. Heck, we just celebrated our first birthday. So much of my advertising links to one, and so many people want to see a website…I just had to get one done (I was too cheap to pay to have it designed).

It may not be much for a “home grown” site…but I did it all by myself, and it’s not too bad. I’d sure appreciate it if you guys could take a moment and click on the pages once for me to help the spiders find me and boost the ranking a bit :)

Lordy…it’s a good thing I don’t do web design for a living. My time would be worth about $.02 an hour :)

Big White Hat - Influential Music

Big White Hat’s at it again :) Who were/are the most INFLUENTIAL musicians?

Well BWH…damn ya, darn ya…there you go making me think again :) (No wonder you won the "Thinking Blogger's Award"). So hard to pick five. AND, when you back off of favorite, and strictly think influential…there were so many! Your scenario of your work is funny…you see…back in the day…crap dealers too had a fair amount of time on their hands some days, and of course “we’re too above” trivial chatter, we would come up with games like these to pass the time intellectually in order to make ourselves seem quite educated and im-po-tent :)

Here’s my list…and some of them I don’t even like that much :o) My list doesn’t fall in any particular order, as I believe that depending on which generation you are in…your guy is the most influential…

1. The Beatles

2. BB King

3. Elton John

4. Elvis Presley

5. Hank Williams, Sr.

Jeff Dubron - COLORCRAFT - Color Me Happy!


Among other projects we are handling one by one… we recently had our house painted. COLOR ME HAPPY! It’s so nice when the original concept of free enterprise pays off as it should.

A gentleman walked into my shop to inquire on getting work done on his pickup. We give him a price quote and discuss his repair. In conversation, it comes up that he owns a two man show business, and is a house painter. He’s well known in the Truckee / Tahoe, CA area (high end really nice homes up there!). I mention that we are in the market to get our house painted.

Long story short…my house is beautiful, and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. Neighbors have come over and commented. Folks walking down the street have inquired as to who did the job. I’ve been able to send some calls his way, and in turn…another man has come into the shop to get his pickup worked on, just from his recommendation on our behalf.

Jeff Dubron – COLORCRAFT. If you are in the market for house painting, by all means give him a call. (530)-318-8880. Thank you for a job well done!