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The investigation of Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam stinks of politics.

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Anyone that knows the background of Attorney General Eric Holder would expect another attack on Republicans.

It was Holder that refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers for threatening white voters with weapons outside Philadelphia voting locations.

It was Holder that pushed the Obama regime to sue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the state of Arizona for having the gall to enforce federal and state immigration laws.

It was Holder that refused to inform Congress about giving guns to known drug lords (Operation Fast and Furious) then trying to cover it up.  After it blew up in his face, he even tried to use the scandal to justify stricter gun control laws.

And of course Holder and the Obama regime are not at all bashful about using the IRS to further their political agenda.  The Congress is just now getting started investigating the IRS suppressing conservative votes in the 2012 election by refusing to approve Tea Party groups’ applications for non-profit status.

So it should not have surprised anyone that the Obama regime would go after an gas and oil distribution company owned by a family that includes the Republican Governor of Tennessee.  While the charges against Haslam are serious, we must consider the source—the most politically corrupt regime in recent US history.

The advantage of being in power is that you can decide who gets investigated and who gets a pass.  If Pilot/Flying J was owned by Al Gore, there would be a courtesy call from the AG to Al saying clean up the rebate program.  Since PFJ is owned by Republicans, they get locked down, investigated and skewered in the media.

So when the regime is crying about the unfair practices of PFJ just remember, it is the Obama regime that is the most unfair.  I am not saying that PFJ did not screw up.  But I do believe that had the family been good Democrats, Holder and Obama would not be going after them.

That’s what I think.  Tell me what you think.

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Diving is Too Expensive

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This is a big one. First, remember what you’re getting for your money besides just the dive: A day on the water. A day in the sun. A picnic. A chance to hang out with old friends and make new ones. Maybe one of those once-in-a-lifetime underwater experiences. The opportunity to watch members of the opposite sex struggle in and out of wetsuits.

Piggyback diving. A way to stretch both time and money is to piggyback dive trips on to business or family trips ­the travel is already paid for. How many times have you seen business people traveling with golf clubs or tennis rackets? Why not a mask and regulator?

Make your stay less expensive. Check to see if there are accommodations with cooking facilities, such as a condo or an efficiency. Buying a few groceries local and having one or two meals a day “at home” will save a bundle.

Reason for the season? High season is often simply a measure of how many people are on vacation from school and work or are fed up with winter and ready to go anywhere warmer. It does not mean it’s the best time to be there for diving, but it does mean higher prices and bigger crowds. Check your dive travel specialist for destinations where low season coincides with the best diving conditions.

Pay less­, carry a big club. Dive clubs are able to negotiate group rates for diving and travel. Resorts will often offer free spaces for group leaders and the savings can be split among the entire group.

Watch the world. Keep up-to-date on your destinations­. For example, the current global financial crisis is making some of the best diving in the world suddenly more affordable.

Tax actions. It’s about time the government paid for some of your diving. Expenses incurred while participating in diving activities like fish counts and reef surveys organized for non-profit corporations are tax-deductible. Your dear Uncle Sammy may be happy to pay for almost a third of these dive trips­. Just don’t tell him how much fun they are. Also, any cost to join a marine-related non-profit organization that is considered a donation is deductible.

Solution: Realize what a great bargain you’re getting; scrimp and save; be a smart dive consumer.

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