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Although Obama is proclaimed as a 'new face' in the Democratic party, he parrots the same gun control mantras common to old line Democrats. In fact, he may go publicly further than the average Democrat by advocating for a ban on all semiautomatic firearms.

Sportsmen should find Barack Obama's stand on gun control to be reprehensible.

 
Five Mile Exclusion - Denver
Friday, 07 March 2008

In 1999 Obama suggested a law that would prevent all gun stores within a five mile radius of schools and parks (See Obama's Draconian Gun Control). The white area is the calculated exclusion zone for a 50 mile radius around Denver for just schools. Parks have not been brought into the equation yet. Each pushpin represents a school.

It is interesting to note that all of Boulder County east of the mountains is in the exclusion zone as is the entire city of Denver.

Update: The map has been updated and covers the I-25 corridor for all of Colorado. The exclusion zone extends from north of Fort Collins to south of Colorado Springs varying from about 5 miles to probably 60 miles wide.

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Data and mapping courtesy MapPoint 2006.

 
Pot Meet Kettle
Monday, 10 March 2008

Sportsmen for Obama? has been picked up by at least one Hillary supporter to influence gun owners to vote for Clinton.

You can find references here , here and here

What a joke. Claiming that Hillary is better on gun rights is like saying that liver cancer is better than lung cancer.

Perhaps we should go over and post links to Sportsmen for Clinton? on all these sites. 

 
One Handgun a Month & Obama
Monday, 10 March 2008

In May of 2003, the Senate considered House Bill 2579. The bill was about secret compartments in cars. Quickly the bill was completely gutted and replaced by language criminalizing the acquisition of more than one handgun in a thirty day period.

Obama felt this to be a particulary important piece of legislation and goes on for more than a page about this "very measured, modest regulation" starting on page 120 of the day's transcripts.

Obama voted for House Bill 2579, as amended. The bill failed to pass the Illinois Senate. 

 
The Illinois Years - Obama's Gun Control Votes
Tuesday, 26 February 2008

 April 4, 2001

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 SB-604

  Obama voted against a bill that would have allowed concealed carry by those who had an order of protection issued against another. 

You can find his hostility to concealed carry in the transcripts starting on page 100.

 May 30, 2002 SB-1936

 Made it legal for someone to possess a firearm without an FOID card as long as they were in the direct supervision of someone with an FIOD card. The bill became law.

Obama voted against it.

 March 24, 2003
 SB-356

 From the legislature site:

"Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that the Department of State Police shall publish a list of handguns having a barrel, slide, frame or receiver that is a die casting of zinc alloy or any other nonhomogeneous metal which will melt or deform at a temperature of less than 800 degrees Fahrenheit. Provides that a building used for the unlawful sale of firearms may be abated as a public nuisance only if the person using the building for the unlawful sale has been convicted of the offense and the Department of State Police has published the list of prohibited firearms. Effective immediately."

Obama vote for this bill. It died in the House.

 March 25, 2003 SB-2163

 Would have lowered the age for FOID card from 21 to 18. The result is that some men in the military are not able to own firearms.

Obama voted against it.

 March 27, 2003 SB-947

 A "Gun Show Loophole" bill.

Obama voted for it.

 May 7,  2003 HB-1096

 Would have legalized handgun deer hunting.

Obama did not vote.

 May 15, 2003 HB-515

This bill was to notify gun owners when their gun was the subject of records request or search. The bill would have allowed the owner to have his trace information destroyed under certain circumstances. During this time Daley was trying to use trace information to use in gun manufacturer lawsuits.

Obama voted against the bill. It passed but the governor vetoed it.

 May 16, 2003

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 HB-2579

House Bill 2579 evolved from a car "secret compartments" bill to a one handgun every 30 days bill.

Obama goes on for more than a page about this "very measured, modest regulation" on page 120 of the day's transcripts .

Obama voted for the bill. 

 May 24, 2003 SB-257

 A House Amendment would legalize handgun deer hunting.

Obama voted in favor of the House Amendment. He did not vote for or against SB-257.

 March 25, 2004 SB-2165

 From the Illinois Legislature site:

"Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that it is an affirmative defense to a violation of a municipal ordinance that prohibits, regulates, or restricts the private ownership of firearms if the individual who is charged with the violation used the firearm in an act of self-defense or defense of another. Effective immediately."

Obama voted against this bill twice. It passed anyway. The governor vetoed and the legislature overrode the veto. 

There may be more bills that I have yet to find. If you know of any or find any searching the legislature's site, please email me. 

 
Looking for Info
Thursday, 21 February 2008

I am always looking for information on Obama from Obama himself. This morning I ran into this little video:

Apparently 64 pages amounts to "boxes and boxes of specifics"! So, I did as instructed and went to www.barackobama.com and looked for his blueprint. It is tough to find, but click on "Issues".

Searching the 64 pages, you will find "gun" and "firearm" exactly zero times.

That is why this site exists. 

 
California Firearm Law Obama's Standard
Thursday, 21 February 2008

In the Huffington Post, we finally get clarity from Obama himself.  Taking on The Lobby makes it clear that Obama thinks California gun law should be taken national.

Quoting:

After the horror that was Northern Illinois University Thursday afternoon, Barack Obama announced Friday morning that, as a constitutional attorney, he supports the Second Amendment right to bear arms, thinks it doesn't only apply to the militia, and that he also plans to use California gun control legislation as a paradigm for a national policy to contain the spread of gun violence.

But, is it really possible to have it both ways? Can one support the right to bear arms, as well as implement the kind of national gun control legislation that will stem the flood of shootings on our nation's campuses, streets, and homes? Essentially, the question is, should Senator Obama become President Obama would he be prepared to take on the most powerful, and influential, congressional lobby outside of the tobacco industry, the gun lobby?

After the spate of campus killings at Columbine, Virginia Tech, and now at Northern Illinois, there is little doubt that the former president, and his attorney general brother, Robert F. Kennedy, would be hard at work on gun control legislation now.
Obama is fond of this quote from President John F. Kennedy: "Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate," but is he any more ready for hand to hand combat with those who put their rifles next to Gideon's Bible in Motel 6's from Idaho to Alaska, those who are the most obstinant opponents of restrictions on the possession, manufacture, and sale of firearms? He suggests that he would support legislation on the order of gun laws implemented, in California, during Gray Davis' tenure as governor.

So, what does that mean? As a start, how about:

  1. Handgun registration.
  2. Approved firearm lists determined by politicians.
  3. Assault weapons registrations and bans.
  4. A fifty caliber ban.
  5. Discretionary concealed carry.

And the list is expanding. California has passed an ammunition encoding requirement recently to go into effect January 1, 2010. So expect registration of ammunition purchases.

If this is Obama's concept of "supports the Second Amendment right to bear arms", I would hate to see what would happen to any right he does not believe in.

For a more complete view of California gun law, I suggest Calgunlaws as a start.

h/t to Alphecca.

From DirtCrashr I have learned that California also has:

  • A lead ammo ban,
  • and a microstamping law coming into effect.

Additionally, in the works are:

  • An anti "Sniper Riffle" law (any scoped hunting rifle).
    and an "Assault Pistol" Ban.
Between the high cost of living, traffic congestion, taxes, would somebody please tell me why anyone would want to live in California.
 
Sponsored Legislation During the Illinois Years
Tuesday, 19 February 2008

The following is a list of firearms legislation sponsored by Barack Obama during his tenure in the Illinois legislature.

 90th General Assembly

Jan 1997 - Jan 1999

 SB-0550  Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that upon recovering a firearm from the possession of anyone under 21 years of age who is not authorized by federal or State law to possess the firearm, the local law enforcement agency shall trace where the person under 21 gained possession of the firearm. Provides that upon completing a trace, the local law enforcement agency shall record its findings on a form prescribed by the Department of State Police and shall forward a copy within 5 days to the Director of State Police.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes provisions that a firearms trace is not complete until  enough evidence exists to make prosecution possible or until all available resources have been exhausted. Requires local law enforcement agencies to use the National Tracing Center of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms in tracing firearms recovered from persons under 21 years of age. Requires local law enforcement agencies to use the LEADS Gun File to enter all stolen, seized, or recovered firearms.

 91st General Assembly

Jan 1999 - Jan 2001

 HB-0076  Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that the local law enforcement agency shall use the best available information, including a firearms trace, to determine how and from whom a person who is not permitted by federal or State law to possess a firearm gained possession of a firearm (now the provision applies only when the law enforcement agency recovers the firearm from a person under 21 years of age).
  HB-0227 Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Creates the offenses of possession of a stolen firearm and aggravated possession of a stolen firearm. Changes penalties for unlawful use or possession of firearms by felons.
  SB-0048 Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Requires an applicant for a firearm owners identification card to sign a release waiving any right to confidentiality and consenting to the disclosure to the Department of State Police of the applicant's mental health records from any state, the District of Columbia, any other territory of the United States, or a foreign nation for the sole purpose of determining eligibility for a card.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that an applicant for a Firearm Owners Identification Card must only sign a release of his or her mental health records upon request of the Department of State Police.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Limits the information disclosed to the Department of State Police to mental health institution admission information. Provides that no mental health or treatment records may be requested. Provides that the information received shall be destroyed within one year of receipt.
  SB-1318

 Creates the Firearm Liability Act. Provides that a firearm transferor is strictly liable in a civil action for death, injury, or property damage resulting from the use of a firearm that was unlawfully sold, transferred, or caused to be sold or transferred.

Provides that the plaintiff may recover punitive damages in addition to all other lawful damages, court costs, and attorney's fees.

Provides that a defendant found strictly liable under this Act must pay $10,000 in a civil penalty to the Department of State Police if the defendant sold, transferred, or caused to be sold or transferred a firearm in violation of certain provisions of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act or the Criminal Code of 1961.

Provides that an action under this Act must be commenced within 5 years after the cause of action accrued.

   SB-1616 Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that an applicant for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card must appear in person before a law enforcement agency and submit positive identification to a law enforcement officer before the issuance of the application to the applicant. Increases the fee for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card from $5 to $10. Provides that the additional $5 shall be deposited into the Firearm Owner's Notification Fund. Provides that the Department of State Police shall, 60 days (rather than 30 days) prior to the expiration of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card, forward to each person whose card is to expire a notification of the expiration of the card. Deletes provisions requiring the forwarding of the actual application. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Requires the Department of State Police to forward to the Secretary of State the names, addresses, and other identifying information about holders of Firearm Owner's Identification Cards. Provides that the information shall be compiled in a database and may be accessed by law enforcement officers who enforce traffic laws.

 92nd General Assembly

Jan 2001 - Jan 2003 

 SB-0051

Prohibits ownership of firearms by anyone who has ever been convicted of stalking in Illinois or a substantially similar offense in another jurisdiction.

 

 SB-1334

 Eliminates exemption from the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes that permits a person who has been issued a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card to transport or possess an unloaded firearm that is enclosed in a case or other container that is not a firearm carrying box or shipping box. Provides that the penalty provisions of the offense of unlawful purchase of a firearm apply to attempting to purchase firearms in violation of the statute.

  SB-1136  Requires an applicant for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card to appear in person at a local law enforcement agency, and before receiving an application, present positive evidence of identification to a law enforcement officer.  Requires the applicant to submit to fingerprinting and to a photograph.  Provides that a Firearm Owner's Identification Card issued on after the amendatory Act is valid for a 3-year rather than a 5-year period.   Provides that moneys in the Firearm Owner's Notification Fund shall also be used for reimbursing local law enforcement agencies for carrying out their responsibilities under the Act.
  SB- 1338 Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Creates the offense of unlawful use of a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device, defined as knowingly selling, manufacturing, purchasing, possessing, or carrying a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device. Provides that the offense is a Class 2 felony. Exempts peace officers and members of the Armed Services or Reserved Forces of the United States and Illinois National Guard while in the performance of their official duties and wardens, superintendents, and keepers of prisons, penitentiaries, jails and other facilities for the detention of persons accused or convicted of an offense. Also exempts the manufacture, transportation, or sale of these weapons or devices to those persons.
 

SB-2083

 Amends the Criminal  Code  of  1961.   Creates  the  offense  of unlawful  use  of  a  semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition   feeding   device,   defined   as    knowingly    selling, manufacturing,  purchasing,  possessing,  or  carrying a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding  device.  Provides that  the  offense  is  a  Class  2 felony. Exempts peace officers and members of the Armed Services or Reserved Forces of the United  States and Illinois National Guard while in the performance of their official duties   and   wardens,   superintendents,  and  keepers  of  prisons, penitentiaries, jails  and  other  facilities  for  the  detention  of persons   accused  or  convicted  of  an  offense.  Also  exempts  the manufacture, transportation, or sale of these weapons  or  devices  to those persons.

 

 
Obama Speaks!
Friday, 15 February 2008

From Obama Says US Must End Gun Violence:

Feb 15, 12:14 PM (ET)
By NEDRA PICKLER
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Barack Obama says the country must do "whatever it takes" to eradicate gun violence but believes in the right to bear arms.
Obama says he's offered his Senate office to help Northern Illinois University with the investigation into a campus shooting rampage. The shooting happened in his home state. Obama was campaigning in neighboring Wisconsin.
The senator, a former constitutional law instructor, says he believes the Second Amendment to the Constitution grants individual gun rights.
But he says it's subject to commonsense regulations like background checks.

I just have to ask: After everything he has said and done, does he actually think we believe or trust him? 

 
More on the Constitutional Right to Sporting Goods
Monday, 04 February 2008

From the AP:

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Democratic Sen. Barack Obama assured Western voters Saturday he believes in Jesus as well as the rights of gun owners.
The presidential candidate warned people about hoax e-mails they may get saying he’s secretly a Muslim who might want to destroy the United States.
“I’ve been going to the same church for 20 years, praising Jesus,” the Illinois senator told more than 10,000 people packed into Boise State’s basketball arena. He is a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago…
…”And then there are people who say, ‘well he doesn’t believe in the Second Amendment,’ even though I come from a state — we’ve got a lot of hunters in downstate Illinois. And I have no intention of taking away folks’ guns.”
Obama didn’t mention that he does support gun control and has a record of voting for it in the Illinois Senate. He backed limiting handgun purchases to one a month, but he made no attempts to ban them. Today, he stands by his support for controls while trying to reassure hunters that he has no interest in interfering with their access to firearms.

Well I have a few questions:

Barack, do you support my right to carry bowling balls? How about those extra-heavy, 15 pound, assault balls?

Do you support my right to shoot someone in my apartment who has invaded, unannounced and uninvited pointing a knife or gun at me?

How about if I live in the Chicago slums?

How about if I live downstate a mile from my nearest neighbor, 20 miles from the nearest cop?

These questions may seem completely unrelated, but according to Barack, they are not.

According to Barack, the Second Amendment is about hunting traditions from rural areas and has nothing to do with individual's rights.

And according to Barack, hunters should have access to guns while those in the inner city should be restricted because of the danger.

I am not sure where is he going with this or how he might attempt to accomplish it, but it sounds like we are heading back towards the racist roots of gun control.

Updates and News

Important things about golf swing path

A golfer must possess flawless technique, extreme timing and a wish to learn and develop if he wants success in the game of golf. He must showcase all these characteristics in various ways to finish every game with a required score.

Important things about golf swing path

An integral part of every golfer’s swing (known as swing path) plays an important role in it. The game flourishing and faltering can be determined by the golfer’s swing path.

A golf swing analyzer is a good idea if you want to make more of your golf swing path.

What are the Golf Swing Path and the Takeaway?

The arc of the golf club head is known as the golf swing path. The path arcs upward through the top of the swing while it begins with the takeaway, and then it moves toward the target down through the ball. There are different factors that can be used to break down a golfer’s swing path such as the takeaway, stance, swing tempo and the posture. An individual’s golf swing path can also be defined by three separate ways: Upright, flat and neutral.

Important things about golf swing path

During the first few feet of any swing, the takeaway happens and it is only a short part of the swing, however, it plays an important role in golfer’s swing path. The swing will generally be flat or all the three separate ways of golf swing path. With continuous practice and proper tutelage, you can correct any golf swing path that you have and you can make it perfect.

The importance of knowing which takeaway you possess: –

You should identify the type of takeaway that you have and also the way to improve it. You are ahead of the game if you already possess a neutral takeaway. Repetition is the only thing that you need in order to golf at your best. However, there is much work to do if you have either an upright or flat takeaway.

Using the hip turning instead shoulder follow-through, a quick swing tempo and a weak grip on the club are some general causes of flat takeaway. A golfer may be lead to having a flat takeaway due to any one or combination of these, which results in a flat golf swing path. Having too strong of a grip the golf, using too much arm and shoulder, Overcompensation on thin shots and less hip movement are some of the common reasons for an upright takeaway.

A golfer with a flat takeaway have more work to do than those with an upright takeaway, but it still needs to be identified by both sets of golfers that which group they fall into. In order to play with a neutral takeaway, the golfers must make the proper adjustment as it improves their overall game drastically.

If you want to place your club on the right golf swing path then the proper way of starting your swing is to bump your hip. Your golf swing path will no longer remain directly target’s path but it will instantly change slightly once your shoulders start to go backward.

We hope that now you’ll be able to make more of your golf swing path.

Blow Up Kayaking Gets Us To Madagascar

9 Night Sea Kayaking Adventure on Masoala Peninsula

From 1386 per person

  • 9 nights wilderness camping on the Masoala Peninsula
  • 100 kilometers sea and river kayaking
  • Snorkeling in Tampolo and Cap Masoala Marine Reserves .
  • Walks in primary and coastal rainforest of the Masoala National Park
  • Cultural experience of traditional farming and village life
  • Swimming in crystal clear forest streams
  • Fresh sea food and organic local produce

 

EXPEDITION DATES:

Oct/ Nov and December 2011

EXPEDITION PRICE: EURO 1386

EXPEDITION ROUTE:

Kayak from Tampolo, approximately half way down the Masoala Peninsula, to Cap Masoala, the end point of the peninsula. Along the way exploring rivers and mangroves by kayak and pristine forest on foot, snorkeling on coral reefs and camping on deserted beaches and islands.  Use the best inflatable kayak to get from point to point.

EXPEDITION PROGRAMME:

Day 1:Met on arrival at the Maroantsetra airport for the transfer to the Hotel Coco Beach. Evening walk into town to make last purchases of hats, lambas (khikois), grass mats etc. Night in Hotel Coco Beach in Maroantsetra.

Day 2:After an early breakfast, board the wooden support boat for the crossing of the Bay d’Antongil from Maroantsetra to the Masoala Forest Camp at Tampolo, a distance of 40 kilometers taking around 3 hours. After a swim or snorkel on the nearby reefs, lunch and siesta, prepare the kayaks and set off down the forested shoreline for an evening kayak to the primary rainforest. Overnight in the MFC, expedition night 1. (8 km kayaked, 2 hours)

Day 3: Explore the primary rainforest of the Masoala National Park with an official guide before lunch. Afternoon of rest in the shady hammocks, with the options of snorkeling and swimming and short sunset kayak. Overnight in the MFC, expedition night 2.

Day 4:After an early breakfast, kayak down the coast through the Tampolo marine reserve, stopping on the sacred island for a swim and exploring some forest rivers and mangroves, as far as the camp at the Antalavia river. After lunch, a refreshing swim in the crystal clear pools and cascades of the river, snorkeling on the reefs and relaxing on the beach. Overnight in the Antalavia camp, expedition night 3. (14 km kayaked, 4 hours)

Day 5:After a relaxed morning, the option of some kayak exploration of the coast and some of the nearby forest rivers, or a swim and kloofing exploration of the Antalavia river and then lunch and afternoon exploring the traditional farm of the local family. Overnight in the Antalavia camp, expedition night 4. (6 km kayaked, 2 hours)

Day 6:After an early breakfast, continue kayaking down the coast, stopping for a rest on the beach at Ankazafotsy and then around the rocky point of Famolambe to the camp on the beach at the Savaronana river. Explore the river estuary by kayak and snorkeling and explore the wild, deserted coastline on foot. Overnight in the Savaronana camp, expedition night 5. (16 km kayaked, 5 hours)

Day 7: A long kayak down the coast to the village of Masoala for a rest on the beach and then out to the island camp on Nosy Behento. After setting up camp, lunch and a rest, explore the island on foot and by snorkel. Overnight on Nosy Behento, expedition night 6. (18 km kayaked, 6 hours)

Day 8:Kayak along the shoreline of the vast turquoise lagoon of the Cap Masoala Marine Reserve and then around Cap Masoala itself, stopping for lunch on a white sand beach at the very end of the Masoala Peninsula. Kayak back to Nosy Behento camp. Overnight on Nosy Behento, expedition night 7. (24 km kayaked, 6 hours)

Day 9:Day of rest and exploration, sunset kayak around the island. Overnight on Nosy Behento, expedition night 8. (4 km kayaked, 1 hour)

Day 10:After an early breakfast, load and board the support boat for the 40 km return trip to Tampolo for a last night in paradise at the Masoala Forest Camp. Afternoon pirogue trip on the shady Tampolo River and a last evening kayak to the secret cove on Tampolo point. Overnight in the MFC, expedition night 9. (4 km kayaked, 1 hour)

Day 11 : After breakfast, board the boat for the 40 km trip across the Bay d’Antongil to Maroantsetra and a night in the Hotel Coco Beach or direct flight out if the flights schedule permits.

 NOTE:

This expedition program is subject to changes due to weather or other logistical reasons to be decided by the guides at the time.

 INCLUDED:

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in the Masoala Forest Camp with comfortable two 4 meter bow tents with camp beds and flushing ablutions and showers
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in the wilderness camps at Antalavia, Savaronana and Nosy Behento
  • The wilderness camps are equipped with MSR tents and thermarest sleeping pads and Shelters for kitchen and dining areas and wilderness ablution techniques are used.
  • Wooden support boat to carry gear and provisions during the kayak expedition. (Client participation is expected in loading and unloading the boat and setting up camp.)
  • Boat transfers between Maroantsetra and the Masoala Forest Camp before and after the expedition
  • All meals, snacks, water, and cold drinks (alcoholic beverages are on surcharge)
  • Official guide for the Masoala National Park
  • Permits for the Masoala National Park
  • Experienced sea kayak guides
  • Kayaking equipment (sit-on-top “C-Kayaks” with back rests, paddles,dry bags)
  • Catering supplies and equipment (all meals, tea, coffee, drinking water, powdered juices).
  • Cook

 EXCLUDED:

  • 2 nights at the hotel Coco Beach in Maroantsetra
  • Meals and drinks at the hotel Coco Beach in Maroantsetra
  • Airport – hotel – Airport transfers
  • There is the option to stay in the Masoala Forest Lodge for 3 of the nights for a surcharge
  • Personal camping gear (bedding, pillow, grass mat, hammock)
  • Personal first aid equipment
  • Snacks to eat while kayaking (bring your own nuts, biltong, power bars etc)
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Fishing gear
  • WC and shower facilities (wilderness camping techniques to be used)
  • Alcoholic and bottled soft drinks

Home Help With Any Damage or Mishap

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Your home is one of your greatest accomplishments. It is the one place in this world that you can call yours and truly enjoy peace when you want to just get away. Water Damage Restoration Dallas is much more than a stack of bricks and a roof that covers it. It is your own personal place of refuge and there is no end to what this is worth to have. For these reasons, to name a few, it should be of great importance for you to keep your house in good condition. You need to do what you can to keep the elements from taking their toll on your home, as things such as rain can eventually cause pretty serious water damage to many of the exterior items of your home such as your deck. Fortunately, preventing water damage to your deck can be avoided easily if you know how to do it.

The deck on the back of your Texas home is constructed of wood that has been treated with a chemical that is supposed to help the wood withstand the elements and prevent deterioration. While this does help a little, over a short period of time you will see the first signs of weather  beaten wood if you do not take any additional preventative measures. There are many products on the market to help make the wood on your deck more durable, as well as beautify it to your taste. There are stains and paints specifically for the exterior wood of a home that will not only make it stand up to water better, but will also make the wood look the way you want it to so that it will flow with the design and decor of your home better.

If you have just built a new deck, you will want to be sure to wait for several hot and dry days to allow the pressure treated wood to dry and cure before you will be able to do anything to it. After it has dried out well, you will want to take a low powered pressure washer and clean the entire deck really well. After this step, you will want to allow the wood to dry again for a few days. Now you are ready to apply your desired sealant, whether it is a stain or paint, and seal the deck evenly with a paint brush. You may want to apply a few coats for the best results. Be sure to do this when you know that the weather will be sunny and dry for several days afterwards. This is a process you will want to do repeatedly every few years in Dallas, depending on the sealant manufacturer’s recommendations. 

If you have a deck that already exists and is in need of sealing, you will want to first clean it well with a medium size pressure washer. Be sure not to get the stream of water too close to the wood, as it could possibly result in putting holes in the wood. Once it is clean and you have replaced any boards that my have been rotted or in need of repair for whatever reason, you are ready to go through the same process as mentioned above. This will allow you to bring your old deck back to like new condition. 

There is one more easy way to avoid water damage to your deck that I would like to mention and it actually doesn’t involve wood at all. A popular product that started up North and is now getting national attention years later is synthetic decking materials. These pieces of composite boards actually have a look very similar to wood but do not get affected by water and other outdoor elements as wood does. This is an excellent alternative to using real wood if you don’t mind paying a little more money up front.

Here’s some tips for picking out a good golf putter

 Every man knows that the essential thing in golf is choosing a good putter. Not only does it make your posture straight, it also makes your swing flexible and within the eye range.

Having a good putter means more confidence, more comfort and eventually more success. However, do you know what things you should consider what are the best golf putters? If not, stick with us and read these tips about picking out a good golf putter.

 A key to a good putter

There is a variety of putters on the market, which really makes your buying easy and more dynamic. However, with the variety comes indecisiveness or inability to know the features that you should look for. So, here’s the list of essential things you should consider when buying a putter:

 Length first…

All golfers would agree that the length of a putter is the most important feature of a golf equipment. In golf, it’s all about getting into the right position and making your body comfortable enough to make a long swing. When you are tilting down from your hips, you want a putter to fit your set-up to give you eyes over the ball, hands under your shoulders, elbows bent and hips over your heels. With the right length of a putter, a shaft will be in line with your forearms, making your body relaxed enough to make a good swing. Unfortunately, the majority of players choose clubs with the wrong putter length.

…Then weight

 
The second important feature of a
good putter is its weight. Too heavy putter means shorter and slower swings, and too light putter means you won’t get much control over your swings because it will feel too light in your hands. An ideal weight of a putter is when you achieve a certain swing weight on a certain length, which allows you to make a strong swing.

 

Make sure you get the right balance

 The balance point is another feature worth considering when buying a good putter. Generally, there are two kinds of putters in regards to the balance – a face balanced and a toe balanced putter. When a putter is facing the sky when you’re holding your shaft parallel to the grounds, that’s a face balanced putter. When a toe is facing the sky, then it’s a toe balanced putter. The difference between the two is reflected on a type of a stroke you need. For a square to square stroke, face balanced putter will be a better choice than the toe balanced one. If you want a nice arc stroke, you should pick a toe balanced putter instead.

 

Relax and choose a head design

 Choosing a head design doesn’t have much in common with the aerodynamics and preferences – it’s purely a matter of aesthetics.

Players have different affinities towards putter head design, but the biggest dilemma is whether you like a mallet head or a blade head, with sight line or with none. Again, the choice depends on the type of the stroke you need – a square to square stroke is better with mallet head putter, while a blade headed one with a good sight line is the best choice for an arc stroke.

 

What does having an aadhar card do for you?

Aadhar card is a biometric identity card that is linked to a government database. It employs an universal ID number which you can use in various situations that requires assistance or benefits from a government related services.

If you’re not sure how this is beneficial for you, then read our list of what does having this card can do for you.

Centralised database – an aadhar card is designed to link all your personal information with one database. That way, your data is safely stored in one place.

Eliminating middlemen – having an aadhar card means that you don’t have to deal with middlemen for a help. Since all your data is stored on one place, an aadhar card gives you direct access to the database.

Easy access – with aadhar card you will have an immediate access to any government assistance or benefits. With a direct access to the resources, you will save much time on the process of application or filling in forms.

Quicker to LPG subsidiary – a 12 digits identification number on an aadhar card is linked directly to your LPG subsidy. That means the amount of the subsidy is automatically transferred to your bank account each month.

A new passport in under 10 days – another great thing is that you can have a new passport in under 10 days. Since all your personal data is stored in government database, you are just a click away from a new passport. And you can even request it from a comfort of your home.

Opening a new bank account – as with any other technical issue that requires a paperwork, you will be thrilled by the fact that you don’t have to wait in lines anymore. With one simple step you can easily open a new bank account just entering your aadhar card number and filling in the forms online. Having an aadhar card doesn’t require collecting a bunch of documents and files as is the case when you’re not using an aadhar card.

Digital life certificate – an aadhar card is secured and locked with digital locker, an application that allows you to store your personal data and use it in exchange for different administrative and government services and benefits.

Receipt of monthly pension – your monthly pension can be delivered directly to you. Just link your aadhar card number to a your respective government department and set up an automatic transfer of your monthly pension on your bank account.

Student scholarships – if you’re a student funded by the government, you can get an easier access to your scholarship. All you need to do it to link your aadhar card number to a bank account where a monthly payment is made.

Provident funds – a receipt of these funds can be automatically set to transfer to your bank account with the help of an aadhar card. Register your aadhar card with an employee provident fund organisation and enjoy automatically transferred monthly payments.

MNREGA payments – workers who link their aadhar card number to the bank account will enjoy the benefits of direct deposits of their MNREGA wages.

Visit this link to download your card: euidai aadhar downloads

Here are a few tips for hiring a lawyer if you get into a car accident

Searching for the suitable candidates is really important to hire a car accident attorney. Later on, the further procedure begins. Here are a few important tips that you should consider when appointing a car accident lawyer.

In order to find the right candidate, you must follow this step by step procedure to select the right candidate for your case.

Lawyers who have served you well in the past: –

Consider the same lawyer for your car accident case who has served you well in past by doing a great job for you. Ask them to recommend a lawyer for you if they do not handle car accident cases.

Lawyers usually know each other thus it becomes a way of getting an “insider referral”. Your former lawyer will suggest you the person who has outstanding knowledge of the area that you are looking for.

Suggestion from friends and relatives: –

If any of your friend, relative or colleague has gone through the procedure you can simply ask them if they were satisfied with the representation. Consider the lawyer if they give you a thumb up.

After preparing a list of at least 3 candidates for your case take some time to check their website for past credentials and experience. And try to learn the lawyer’s reputation by asking around.

There are a few important things that you should consider when hiring a lawyer for car accident. We have enlisted the important things for your comfort.

  • Prior successes in your kind of case.
  • Previous experience.
  • The person you choose should be able to explain things clearly.
  • Focus on the lawyer’s interest in your case.

The Fee Agreement: –

Generally, a contingent fee is proposed by lawyers for dealing with car accident cases, where you do not pay any legal fee if you don’t recover.

Additional Tips: –

Hire a CDM Law car accident lawyer within a week or two of your injury once you have decided to hire a lawyer to represent you. Thus, your lawyer gets sufficient time to investigate the facts. He will tell you about which health care providers should you consult.

You can speak to your lawyer if he is not working according to your expectations. Discuss any kind of problem with your lawyer that you see. He might provide you a good reason for doing something or for avoiding something.

You can simply discuss the situation with your lawyer. You can get rid of the lawyer and find another one if you realize that your lawyer is not doing all that is necessary.

Consider appointing a car crash lawyer for an hourly rate if you believe that your case is valuable and has significant proofs of damage. It is only recommended if there are more chances that the case will settle. Limiting the amount of hourly charges to protect yourself against unforeseen issues is quite helpful in such cases, probably at the stage of a typical contingent fee.

 
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