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    Finally! It took a bit of time to make me a bonifide member! I thought I might not be conservative enough, or too conservative, or too bald...Well I am from east Tennessee, born here eft here at 17 after dropping out of HS and got married then joined the army (101st Airborne), no excitement, stayed stateside , Ft Knox, Ft Campbell Ky. Got out of the army Got divorced. Ha! Went to work as an Journeyman Ironworker for a international company (Fluor Daniel, now Fluor service group). I was never at home, man I missed the mountains and bad! I went to college after getting my GED earned a BS going to night school, that kept me out of the bars, most of the time! Worked all over the US and did a couple of hi rises in the middle east. I wrecked my beloved custom Harley Davidson and just about ended my life. I was busted up and it took over five years of operations etc to get as good as I could get which is, well not that good! But that accident saved my real life. What does that mean? The night of the accident I about bled to death. As I lay there I had an NDE and met God, or maybe it was an angel. I didn't see him or her but he spoke to me asking if I wanted to die without knowing him! I am a 'born again' Christian. Up till that night I was heading down a dead end road. Anyway I am a conservative, I do like Trump, I believe he is on his way to saving our nation! I think the left especially the progressive liberals are possessed by the devil, and still don't know how they happened! Some of them should be jailed for treason I really do, they are full blown traitors. Well I got off on a couple of tangents I didn't mean to. Fell free to ask me anything, I will be happy to answer. I hope to be an asset to this forum and also look forward to seeing you al' in the forum! ~~~

    Oh one last thing. I absolutely do not trust the powers that be, the government various authority figures, serial killers and other nuts. That is why I do not paste my face all over social media and other public access venues. My avatar is me....kind of. I lightly to moderately photoshop my mug every time its posted on social media etc! If you knew me you might recognize the avatar was me. Just being careful, healthy paranoia is a good thing!
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    Welcome. I'm from Knoxville, born and raised. I'm mostly a reader on this board.


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    Welcome to CU. You'll fit in fine. Like you I don't believe in posting my pic all over the internet, even here on our own board. It used to be that I didn't want my accounts (was in sales to state, local and fed govt's) to know my actual beliefs. Now that I've retired it's just a habit I guess. After working with the feds and other levels of gov't, I don't have much faith in them. I voted for Trump, but not enthusiastically. Now I really appreciate the man and get upset with all the attacks on him. God protect our country if one of the gang of 23 (or whatever their # is now) would get elected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    Welcome to CU. You'll fit in fine. Like you I don't believe in posting my pic all over the internet, even here on our own board. It used to be that I didn't want my accounts (was in sales to state, local and fed govt's) to know my actual beliefs. Now that I've retired it's just a habit I guess. After working with the feds and other levels of gov't, I don't have much faith in them. I voted for Trump, but not enthusiastically. Now I really appreciate the man and get upset with all the attacks on him. God protect our country if one of the gang of 23 (or whatever their # is now) would get elected.

    Thanks for your (and everyone's) vote of confidence! I like you and another member I think have experience with the spooky side of government. At the tender age of 17 I joined the US Army (101st) with my parents consent. Unknown to me I was color blind and though I wanted a combat engineer (Demolitions) job my choice of MOS's was limited to two! A cook or a clerk. I was demoralized, pissed and more pissed, but I ate it and chose clerk at the urging of a ex sp forces (ranger) friend. I went from clerk AT to administration specialist, then to my delight volunteered for PsyOps training at the end of my standard AT (advanced training).

    Back then PsyOps was called something else. I was a low level flunky but as I made friends in fairly high places I learned just how nasty our government black ops could get, and how advanced spy craft was. It shook me. I began being not so naively trusting of our government and authority figures. That was years to decades ago. Then til now a few other events that I will not mention enlighten me to how far our authorities could or would go. Then a couple of old movies even though fictional influenced me, one was day of the condor with Redford and the other was enemy of the state, with W. Smith and Hackman. I learned NASA (NSA?) had been lying to us, using the scientific exploration explanation to cover their true propose which was military.

    Then the recent disclosures of NSA and FBI spying on common citizens etc. was a big red flag pointing to our eroding constitutional rights. Don't get me wrong I love my country, and some of our leaders. I agree in this age every nation needs black ops but our nation, a nation that was founded on individual rights including various freedoms is dangerously close to becoming an not so free nation.

    Anyway back to social media its not just spooky NSA FBI types that are harvesting our information that we so freely incriminate ourselves by posting, its prospective employers, insurance companies, etc that glean information that could harm us if our information landed in the wrong hands. So I tried stretching my avatar but it looks more silly than the squished one in use.... I am working on a new one....in closing I am not so naïve to think I can fool government agencies by my feeble attempts of protecting my info and stuff, but like the saying ; putting a lock on a fence only deters an honest man, my simple 'security devices' only help guard against those that are not trying too hard to mine my information etc.
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