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Thursday, January 25, 2018


REAL ID Act of 2005: Impact On Driver License Use as Security ID
If you’re planning to fly you may not be able to use your driver’s license as a form of identification to get through security. Also, its use in accessing Federal facilities inclusive of military bases or entering nuclear power plants. That’s thanks to the REAL ID Act of 2005, which everyone in the travel industry is hoping you - and the other 719 million passengers who fly domestically every year - have
heard about. The law, a counterterrorism measure that followed 9/11, calls for states to issue driver's licenses with more security features - such as scannable bar codes and digital photos. They will be required for people to board any commercial flight and enter federal facilities and military bases.

Passports or other approved forms of federal identification - such as a border-crossing card, U.S. military ID, TSA Pre- Check or Global Entry card - can be used as an alternative.

Other alternative ID that will be accepted by TSA is listed at https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification. You will need this alternative ID if you live in one of 24 states that have yet to add the security measures to the driver's licenses they issue. And you may need to get a new, updated license if you live in one of the states that already offers them. Enforcement began on January 22. You can check your state’s status on the Department of Homeland Security website's interactive map at https://www.dhs.gov/real-id. Some states have been granted extensions to make their licenses compliant.

“It’s very complicated,” admits Katy Lloyd, spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Virginia has been granted a REAL ID extension until Oct. 10, 2018, when the state plans to have compliant licenses ready. Until then, residents can get through security using the driver’s
licenses they already have. Delays are caused at least in part by the controversy over the legislation. Its opponents include some legislators who have called it an “unfunded mandate” that is too expensive to implement. Many states have repealed or are repealing those laws. While they are  working on new compliant driver’s licenses, they also plan to offer unenhanced licenses as an option to residents. The bottom line: You don’t want to find yourself  barred from flying because you didn’t realize your old- school license is no longer an acceptable form of identification. If your state doesn't have the new IDs, there is still time to get a passport or apply for another ID, says Tom Spagnola, senior vice president of supplier relations at the online travel agency CheapOair. Spagnola says airlines, not to mention airport security agents, don't want to face a slew of angry and confused travelers when enforcement begins. Many in the travel industry are working overtime to inform
the public, so he's hopeful the message will get through.

Thursday, January 4, 2018


Reminder, the Taurus settlement deadline is looming!
The class action agreement over defective handguns by gun maker Taurus issued a reminder that the deadline to file a claim is approaching.
If owners want to trade in the infamous Taurus pistol for cash or have their gun repaired, they must file a claim by Feb. 6, according to last week’s announcement.
In exchange for the defective handgun, participants will receive up to $200 in cash. The other option is for an “enhanced warranty benefit” in which Taurus will inspect and repair the pistol for no cost and then continue to provide a lifetime warranty.
The company will cover shipping and handling costs, but asks class members to review state and federal regulations before shipping the materials. Detailed instructions are found on the settlement website.
The settlement website also clarifies that the time has passed for those wanting to exclude themselves from participating in the settlement, which would have opened up the possibility to file suit over the claims alleged in the case.
The lead plaintiff in the case, a sheriff’s deputy from Iowa, was injured when his Taurus pistol discharged when the handgun hit the ground after it fell out of its holster as he pursued a fleeing suspect. He never touched the trigger.
In 2016, a federal court approved the settlement agreement, which could cost the company up to $239 million. A range of Taurus pistols contain an alleged defect that allows the gun to discharge if dropped.
Taurus pistols subject to the defects include the Millennium, Millennium Pro, Millennium Pro Compact, Millennium Pro Sub-Compact, 24/7, and others.
A federal court will hold an status conference on Jan. 17 for attorneys representing both the class and the company.

h/t Rick

Friday, October 27, 2017

Folks needing help...

Two of our own in need, one from Hurricane Harvey, and one lady from a stroke that was mis-diagnosed...

Well I haven't had the chance to get any video that is interesting.  I've been spending most of my time laying on the air mattress because my neck and hip are screaming at me.  Thank our Creator for wireless keyboards, I can lay down and type his much better without twisting and contorting my body to do so.

I got the parts and pieces to fix the power pole/meter at the house ordered from Home Depot.  $232.08 and it's supposed to be ready for pickup tomorrow or Wednesday.  They are just waiting on the 200 Amp meter panel to come in.  When they line crews came through and removed my electric meter, they damaged my meter panel/box so it need to be replaced.  I called to complain but was told basically "Tough Ta Ta's"  so there went $55.00 for a new box.  At least they didn't damaged the 200 Amp main panel too badly although I did have to order some new connectors to replace the joins between the meter panel and the main panel.  They also cut the wire coming into the meter panel, meaning I'm out over $100.00 to replace the copper lines they cut.  They can run aluminum wire, but "I" have to run copper lines from their pole to my meter. And at $2.55 a foot for 45 feet of 2/0 thhn wire it runs about $114 plus tax.  At least I was able to get them to ship to store to save me the shipping costs.  I still have to run to Corpus almost 45 miles away to pick it up though.

Cell service is still spotty.  I was siting here and suddenly my phone popped up saying I had 3 voice mails.  I checked and they are from LAST week.  I didn't see nor hear of any missed calls and I didn't have any earlier today when I was trying to get in touch with my attorney.

I really don't like doing this, but I still need help financially.  So of you can spare some money it would be very much appreciated.

To send money through PayPal please use: paypal.me/greylocke

To donate through Go Fund Me, please use the page my daughter set up: Fundraiser for Mark Anderson by Mary Louise Anderson : Help for Anderson Family

It will be at least 3--4 weeks before I can move into the camping/rv trailer I got.  And many months before my house is livable again.

I am still trying to find a septic company to recertify my septic system, but until I get the electricity back on, no one will even come look at it.  Plus the least expensive septic company wants $250.00 just to come look at it   That's not including any repairs it might need.  nor pumping out the tanks.

So please if you can help, use the links above to donate.

I know this is a lousy time to ask for money, but one of our extended Blogarado family is in need. FarmFam’s daughter-in-law, Andi, 33 and the mother of two small boys, suffered a stroke in mid August. Unfortunately, it wasn’t diagnosed correctly for two weeks, delaying treatment.
She’s facing a year to 18 months of physical therapy to get back to full function. 
Therapy costs are running $200-500 per session, and she needs therapy once a week. Andi has not been able to afford health insurance, because she her husband own a small business that makes too much money for them to get assistance with health insurance, but not enough for them to be able to afford health insurance, and raising two boys.
Any help will be much appreciated, as Andi has begun physical therapy, and without health insurance she has to pay the full cost of every session.
In order to help her out, we are doing another gun raffle to try to help her with her therapy. One change from what we did for Tam is to run this through a Go Fund Me, https://www.gofundme.com/andrea-keenan-medical-fund, so that the money is immediately available to her for her therapy. One IRS change is that Go Fund Me $$ are now counted as income for the family, so we are shooting for a goal of $25,000 to offset the tax burden they will be hit with.
Here are the ‘rules’ $10 per chance, $50/6 chances, $100/12 chances, etc. Make your donation to the Go Fund Me above, and copy your donation receipt to 4anditherapy@gmail.com. This will count as your entry into the raffle. If you have already donated, we will accept prior donations to the Go Fund Me.
The raffle will run from now through the end of November, with the drawing to be held 1 December via a random drawing program. First number gets their choice, second gets their choice, etc.
The raffle packages are-
Note: All guns are used, not new.
  1. Taurus .44 Magnum pistol
  2. Ruger MK-II bull barrel .22
  3. Custom sub-MOA AR-15
  4. Remington 870 pump in 20ga
  5. Chinese copy of a 12ga coach gun
  6. Springfield Range Officer .45 with 7 magazines and custom holster
  7. Springfield Range Officer 9mm with 7 magazines and custom holster
  8. Lawdog’s personal Rock Island 1911 9mm, reworked by Joe Speer with 6 magazines
  9. A ladies package consisting of a ring (late-Victorian-style design with either high-quality glass or mid-grade garnet stones. The mount is jeweler’s metal, size 6 3/4 or 7).  A unicorn necklace, late 1980s-early 1990s James Avery sterling silver charm on a silver chain. A coin necklace, an 1904 Indian Head penny, silver dipped in a gold-plated mount with a gold-plated silver chain. And a handmade necklace and earrings from Phlegmmy.
  10. Signed copies of Lawdog’s, Peter Grant’s, Dorothy Grant’s, JL Curtis’, and Tom Rogneby’s books
  11. TBD (other possible packages are being discussed)
All guns will be shipped FFL to FFL for winners. Pictures of the various packages will follow in the next couple of days.
Thank you in advance, I know she will appreciate the help, and this will take a little pressure off the family!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sig Rifle Recall...

Just got the word on this...
From the Sig site- HERE.

SIG SAUER Safety Warning and Recall Notice

A Limited Number of SIG SAUER Rifles
Newington, NH (September 15th, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc. has determined that a limited number of rifles in the SIG716 DMR®, SIG516® Carbon Fiber and SIGM400® Predator models were built with a two-stage SIG SAUER trigger that may have an improperly heat-treated hammer. Over time this could result in a trigger malfunction creating a significant safety hazard. SIG SAUER is issuing a mandatory recall to replace the hammer and trigger assembly in these specific rifles. This recall does not affect any military or law enforcement rifles or any SIG MCX®/SIG MPX® products.
SIG SAUER will correct any of the affected firearms at no cost to the customer.
To determine if a specific firearm is affected by the recall, go to https://www.sigsauer.com/support/safety-center/rifle-safety-warning/ and utilize the serial number identifier and visual inspection instructions.
If you are a customer who is affected by the recall, stop using the firearm immediately and follow the instructions on the website or call SIG SAUER Customer Service by dialing 603-610-3000, option #1. Have the rifle’s serial number available.