First and foremost I am a person MADE TO THRIVE!! Few come along for the ride.
I am in general not impressed by people who cannot be proud of their accomplishments. They shall forever be unfulfilled. Live your life without apology.
In 1444, at a small river in northern Switzerland known as Saint Jacob on the Birs, some 1,400 Swiss Confederates wielding bows and arrows, polearms, and swords attacked 44,000 French invaders, some of whom were armed with a new technology -- firearms. After four hours, 900 Swiss were killed, but the remnent defiantly refused to surrender. They were promptly massacred and thrown into mass graves. The audacity of the small Swiss force to assault a massive, seasoned army served to deter further invaders. European tyrants of the day must have thought, "Don't mess with the Swiss -- they're crazy!"
Gold is the currency of kings; silver is the currency of gentlemen; barter is the currency of peasants, and debt is the currency of slaves.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do. - Dale Carnegie
"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading." --Thomas Jefferson
“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity” - Sigmund Freud
"I was in a gun store and the owner related that a fella from DC came in and wanted to buy some *9 mo-mo*. The dealer told fella that he was out of "9 mo-mo". -- Steel Core relating the stupidity of thugs.
"Jealousy of other's success makes me puke. Dedication to developing a skill, that I can appreciate." -- Hunt'nFish, Oregon
If You Don't Believe, You Don't Succeed. If You Won't Apply, You Won't Achieve.
"Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces." (Matthew 7:6).
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. -Thomas Jefferson
August 23, 2013
I had not looked at the text on my profile in some time until today. Wow, so much has changed since I last edited my profile.
My current home is in Switzerland. I began a few years ago to pull down business operations in the U.S. All that is left in America is a trust that generates about $110 MM in tax free funds (until 2023 when that will be pulled down) that donates to conservative organizations. As Ayn Rand would say, "I'm on strike."
I am most thankful to my mother for providing me with the one thing that has enabled me to pull away from America: Swiss citizenship. When mom and dad married in 1946, mom had the opportunity to become a U.S. citizen. She chose not to do so. Maybe she understood, as Ayn did, what America would become.
I must admit being away from the crime, political correctness, and sheer stupidity of both liberals and so called conservatives in America has tremendously "lightened" my attitude. I find myself less often responding to the typical liberal trash on RealJock. In fact, you boys go fir it. By all means turn America into that Socialist bastion you so desire. That's fine with me as I'm no longer footing the bill for your stupidity.
Ya'll all become Detroit. That's the best example of Liberal effort.
Guys I'm Looking To Meet
Just looking for a place to hang out and mostly observe.
I have recently developed a new hobby through which I have built new friendships. It is a weird hobby to me, but I think many might see it otherwise. The new hobby is locating and studying the ruins of mansions, primarily in Europe, but with growing interest in the tropics. I say the tropics, as during excavation for a new home in St. Tropez, we discovered footings of a long gone former residence.
The "mansions" take two forms: the traditional stone structure and the "chimney." Lol. I laugh and say "chimney" because that is all that is left of stick built dwellings. These are of course few and far between in Europe.