After submitting several requests for info about myself to various gov't agencies, here are the responses I received. The one that makes me really laugh out loud is the NSA. A two-page response to say that I am not privileged to know what they do or do not know about me. I hate secrecy and I do not believe our government has a right to "national security" protections. Read these and let me know what you think.
US DOJ Marshall's Service response
I got my letter to the Denver FBI office returned unopened with the notice that it is "Not Deliverable As Addressed. Unable To Forward." Not sure why that is, I am certain that the address is correct. Oh, well, still waiting on two more: the Secret Service and the CIA. The CIA response will probably be similar to the NSA, I am thinking.
game warden in Central Mississippi as he started to drive his boat away
from a lake. The game warden asked the man, "May I see your fishing license please?" "Naw, sir," replied the redneck. "I don't need none of them there
papers. These here are my pet fish." "Pet fish??" "Yep. Once a week, I bring these here fish o'mine down to the lake
and let 'em swim 'round for a while. Then when I whistle, they swim right back
into my net and I take 'em home." "W hat a line of bull....you're under arrest." The redneck said, "It's the truth, Mr. Gov'ment Man. I'll show ya!
We do this all the time!!" "WE do, now, do WE?" smirked the warden. "PROVE it!" The redneck released the fish into the lake and stood and waited.
After a few minutes, the warden said, "Well?" "Well, WHUT?" said the redneck. The warden asked, "When are you going to call them back?" "Call who back?" "The FISH," replied the warden! "Whut fish?" asked the redneck.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
We may not be as smart as some city slickers, but we ain't as dumb as some government employees.
I would like the world to know that I suffer from depression. I don't want your sympathy, just your understanding and caring in this matter. To express how I feel, I suggest you watch this video:
All but the final 30 seconds of the video apply to me. I could not and would not ever harm myself, just isn't who I am.
This is the update I received earlier today. Sadly, it's not good news. Our state is in dire need of a real hero.--- On Tue, 4/26/11, Assemblymember Hagman <Assemblymember.Hagman@assembly.ca.gov> wrote:
I received this message from an assemblyman earlier today:As a California State Assemblyman and a fellow Second Amendment supporter, I wanted to be sure and update you on a few Assembly Bills that have been introduced this session. AB 613 (Hagman) - I introduced this bill to repeal several provisions of last year’s AB 962 that either impinge on the Second Amendment rights of California’s gun owners or create restrictions that make the sale of ammunition costly or impractical. Under AB 962, handgun ammunition vendors are required to obtain a thumbprint and other information from ammunition purchasers. Additionally this law provides that the delivery or transfer of ownership of handgun ammunition may only occur in a face-to-face transaction, with the deliverer being provided bona fide evidence of identity of the purchaser. AB 962 places hardships on law-abiding citizens, increases small business costs, and creates a database of ammunition purchases that exposes personal information to identity theft and other misuses. An ammunition registry does not prevent crime, it only further restricts the rights of California’s responsible gun owners. Criminals who obtain ammunition illegally will continue to do so and now your local businessman will be stuck with the charge of a massive multi-million dollar record keeping system. We need to focus our limited resources on criminals, not our law-abiding citizens and small businesses. Thank you for supporting AB 613 and my efforts to repeal AB 962. AB 144 (Portantino) – This legislation would make it illegal to openly carry an unloaded handgun in specified public areas. Last session, we saw this same bill introduced under AB 1934, which failed to meet the required end of session deadline, but had majority support from both houses. This year, AB 144 has already passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee with a 5:2 vote. AB 809 (Feuer) – This legislation would require California residents to register their shotguns and rifles in addition to their handguns. Again, we saw this same bill introduced last session under AB 1810 and it too failed to meet the required end of session deadline, but did receive support from both houses. So far this year, AB 809 has also already passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee with a 5:1 vote. Both AB 144 and AB 809 are attacks on the Second Amendment which gives us the freedom and right to bear arms. It is outrageous that these kinds of bills are even being considered. We need to focus our efforts on strengthening the economy and creating jobs, not punishing and regulating law abiding citizens I will not give up the fight to protect our basic rights and I hope you will also continue this cause. I urge you to contact your local Assembly representative and express your opinion on these bills. Thank you for your support. It is an honor to serve you. Sincerely,
Assemblyman Curt Hagman