|A lonely barn somewhere out by Tonganozie, Kansas. The diamond window caught my eye.|
We received our electric bill last week and, after they raised rates again, it's over 15% higher than last year even though it's been another mild winter. KCPL has raised rates 7% every year since 2009 and they just got approved to raise rates another 9.7%. I don't know about you guys, but I've only had one 2% raise since 2009 so I'm now going backwards in term of take-home-pay that I get to keep.
J. and I headed to Cabela's and Bass Pro Shop this weekend and were amazed at what we saw. No ammo to be found anywhere (other than the really expensive Hornady self-defense stuff). And imagine a 25 foot gun case at Bass Pro with only 12 or so guns in it. I've never seen anything like it in my life. A friend at work said that his wife had several people at her church that were new gun owners and they asked if he would teach them how to shoot.
Funny thing is, our own Missouri legislature is trying to confiscate all guns and turn law-abiding gun owners into felons in they don't turn over their firearms within 90 days. House Bill 545 has a snowball's chance in hell of passing, but it's still alarming.
Folks, we are in for a bumpy ride and it's going to get worse.
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