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Recondition your battery, Despicable Dems Support Communism
Batteries cost a fortune, and you are saving a hefty sum if you simply recondition it instead of buying another one.
If you want to go green and save environment while working on renewable energy resources, this is a good opportunity. Not only you learn a skill that will be highly coveted in future, but you can also earn some extra cash for other pursuits.
How to recondition your Dead car batteries
What do you plan to do with your dead car batteries? Just dump the old one and buy a brand new, costing you thousands of bucks when you can simply recondition it in range of hundreds? By the end of this section, you shall n=know how to recondition an old battery and make it nearly shiny new!
Usually, the 12 V car battery are Lead acid based with Lead terminals and Sulphuric acid as the electrolyte for the battery construction. We know about two types of car batteries-Flooded cell (Wet cell) and Sealed cell (Dry cell).
What are flooded and sealed cells?
Flooded cells have detachable caps for each cell where distilled water is filled up to the working level. Although it lasts for about 4-5 years, it is quite sensitive and requires constant maintenance (every four months or so) to check and maintain water levels in the cell. It is the older version among two.
Sealed cells, on the other hand are the newer version of the cells that can last for about two years without maintenance. After that, it is not serviceable.
If you have Magnesium sulfate (commonly known as Epsom salt) with you can easily recondition a car battery.
Following steps should be followed to recondition a car battery:
Despicable Dems Continue w/ Their Anti-American, pro Communist Crap
The House Democrats, voting along party lines, voted Tuesday to reprimand POTUS due to what they deem are racist comments…Of course, their reasoning was faulty; no racist statement was made regarding the Communists in Congress [AOC, Rashid, Omar]. It was a statement to rid Congress of these foes to America which are undermining our republic.
They should have held their members to this same standard. Omar continually makes anti-America, anti-Semitic and anti-white statements but they won’t punish their own so long as they can use such incidents to undermine Trump-that is there primary goal – NOT working toward solving any the nation’s challenges especially border security [they caused the problem but want to blame Trump?!]
Mitch McConnell was asked a stupid question by a reporter [regarding the so-called racist comments] “What if it was your wife?” My answer would have been: “My wife isn’t a communist who denigrates America at every opportunity!”
There seems to be an unwritten rule with lawmakers that, every time they create a terrible piece of legislation, they give it the most noble-sounding name.
The USA PATRIOT Act from 2001 was a great example. It sounds great. Who wouldn’t love a law named for Patriots?
And yet that was easily among the most freedom-killing laws ever passed in US history, giving the federal government nearly unlimited authority to wage war and spy on its own people.
There are so many other examples-- the USA FREEDOM Act from 2015 (which renewed many of the worst provisions of the PATRIOT Act).
Or the HIRE Act from 2010, which created some of the most heinous tax rules of the last fifty years.
The names of these laws all sounded wonderful. But their effects were absolutely terrible.
The new SECURE Act will likely be no different.
If you haven’t heard of SECURE, it’s a new piece of legislation aimed at ‘fixing’ the US retirement system.
SECURE stands for “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement”, which is pretty clever when you think about it.
People want to associate their retirement with a word like ‘secure’. So even without knowing anything about the law, most people will probably have good feelings about it based solely on the name.
But if you actually read the legislation, SECURE contains a number of predictably terrible consequences.
For starters, SECURE is basically a gigantic tax increase. And it’s a tax increase that will particularly affect your children when you pass away.
Under current law, you could leave your IRA to your children in a fairly tax efficient way. That’s actually one of the nice things about an IRA.
If your kids inherit your IRA, they’re required to pay out a small portion of the funds each year… and those distributions would be taxable income.
But the current rules only require tiny distributions; your kids are allowed to stretch out the annual payouts over the course of their lives, resulting in very minor taxation.
The new rules completely eliminate this benefit.
Under the SECURE Act, your kids would have ten years to pay out (and be taxed on) the entire value of your retirement account.
This means that the annual payouts would be MUCH larger… thus bumping your children up to a higher tax bracket… meaning that they’ll end up paying much higher taxes on your retirement savings.
This is tantamount to a huge estate tax increase. And it’s one that primarily affects the middle class.
For wealthy people, retirement accounts typically only comprise a small percentage of their assets. So this rule change won’t have much of an impact.
But for the middle class, retirement accounts are often one of the largest sources of their estates. And this legislation will be a significant hit for them.
The US House of Representatives already passed the SECURE Act. And just in case you’re about to start hating on your least favorite political party, you should know that it was passed with almost unanimous support from both parties.
It’s currently in the Senate and seems likely to pass, so this is a reality to prepare for.
In related news, Congress also made some movement on the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act.
Sadly this one doesn’t have a catchy acronym. But in essence the legislation is their comical attempt to address the multi-trillion dollar problem of unfunded pension plans in the Land of the Free
Moody’s Investor Service estimated last year that the total pension funding gap in the US is $4.4 trillion. A few months ago the American Legislative Exchange Council estimated it at nearly $6 trillion.
Pension plans in the United States are currently guaranteed by a quasi-government agency called the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation.
The PBGC is sort of like an FDIC for pension funds… so that if a pension plan goes bust, the PBGC will step in with a bailout.
Problem is, the PBGC itself is nearly insolvent and will run out of money in 2025. And its balance sheet is trivial compared to the multi-trillion dollar pension problem.
So Congress came up with a solution: go into DEBT!
According to the new legislation, whenever a pension plan runs out of funds, Congress wants them to borrow money in order to keep making payments to beneficiaries.
This raises an obvious question: who would be insane enough to loan money to an insolvent pension fund?
Well, you’ll be pleased to know that your esteemed members of Congress have courageously signed you up for the task, putting the American taxpayer on the hook for this potential $6 trillion liability.
Clearly this plan is the work of genius.
If nothing else, these two laws point to an obvious conclusion: it’s more important than ever to get your house in order when it comes to retirement planning.
Pension funds aren’t going to be able to keep their promises. Even Social Security, according to its own annual report, will run out of money in 15 years.
And even when you responsibly set aside your own money for retirement, lawmakers will suddenly change the rules and impose a major tax increase on the middle class.
Just imagine the things they’ll do if the Bolsheviks come to power next year…
If you’re a premium member, we’ll send you a report after the SECURE legislation passes to let you know how to reduce its impact.
If you’re not yet a member of Sovereign Man: Confidential, I’m happy to provide you with this free preview of a recent report on retirement planning.
In the report, we give our members unique strategies to maximize their retirement savings.
Our hat is off to Simon Black, the Sovereign Man!
Here are my ideas for new bill [s] to improve government…
>Since term limits never seems to gain any traction perhaps we should entertain the idea of zero pay for elected officials after their third term in office…give them their office, expenses, health insurance while in office and a living allowance only=much like our Founding Fathers and see how many decide to remain in office.
>Perhaps we need to resurrect a new version of ‘war’ bonds, perhaps calling them “government bailout bonds” to help pay off our national debt and/or to help pay for our massive deficits and proposed new spending projects since fewer foreign nations are buying our debt!
>An idea I've suggested before: Eliminate ALL city/state & Federal taxes on the 1st $25K of income for all people. 41% of citizens pay no Federal tax, many city/state taxes are killers for many. Tax laws that encourage more US manufacturing/jobs & elimination of red tape would help too.
Long before big box stores with their shelves of medicines, and long before the age of instant information, there was passed-down, time-tested wisdom on how to treat common ailments with natural remedies.
Our forefathers and foremothers used plants, common sense, and a little know-how to ease all types of pain and discomfort. In many cases, these treatments worked as well or better than the medications we purchase today. Plus, they worked without the risk of added chemicals and preservatives.
What’s another side benefit? Many of these items are readily on hand in your pantry. Here are some lost remedies from the old days for 13 common ailments...
So you've beefed up your home security, you've gathered plenty of emergency supplies, and you've stocked your pantry with lots of survival food. Now you're ready to ride out the next disaster... Or are you?
Just because you have months or years worth of emergency food doesn't mean you're ready to live on it. Cooking without power is easier said than done, and it takes practice. So instead of cooking the fancy meals you love so much, you should focus on recipes that are simple and easy to make.
And since you probably won't have a working fridge or freezer, they should be recipes that either don't make a lot (so your family can eat it all in one sitting) or store well at room temperature. Here are nine popular survival recipes that fit the bill...
When it comes to emergency preparedness, one of the most overlooked topics is the use of natural herbs and plants for medical use. In the modern world, most people have no clue which plants are poisonous and which plants can be used as medicine, but it wasn't always that way.
Using herbs and plants for medical use is nothing new. Native Americans used them for thousands of years under the philosophy that man is a part of nature.
Furthermore, archaeological studies have shown that man has been using herbs and plants for medical purposes since at least 3000 BC, beginning with the ancient Egyptians and Chinese...
Free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom!
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You Can’t Buy Life Insurance After You’re Dead-Prepare NOW for Emergencies…
Finally, grab an emergency power cell or solar/battery radio weather radio!
Having the Patriot Power Cell on-hand for emergencies keeps your essential electronics up and running in case you need to call for help.
Back in stock!
RTIC Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Food Container Stainless Steel, 25oz Cold/Hot
We have a few RTIC brand cooling food canisters in stock. These canisters are just as good as Yetis…Limited quantity [also available in 17 0z. size]
High Density Pocket-Sized Solar Generator Keeps Your Family Alive-Bonuses
Get your own personal, “mobile” solar backup power generating system:
A Smoking Frog Feature, Shallow Planet Production
Well you predicted it. Dems will use every dirty trick to screw the President including their nonsensical drool and lies that he's a racist. Little does Pelosi know the majority of us cannot stand those in question & as you point out-why is she protecting Communists? They're disgusting & I hope they get their collect butts kicked in 2020 [however, there are a lot non-thinking liberals who swallow anything of the party line].
Interesting post & I sure don't support Communism but apparently members of the Dem party sure do & that's not good.
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