Tom McMahon
Born in Omaha in 1955, moved to West Point in 1964, got married to my high school sweetheart Karen in 1975. We have two girls, Stacey and Kristi who are both married to super guys. We have three beautiful grandsons that we love to take care of and spoil. We still have a baby at home but she's 4 legged a yorkie named Tessie.
Can you explain this?

No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay on retirement.  While Politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full-pay retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any sense.

Basketball Camps

Mike Trader’s Annual Mid-America Basketball Camp will conduct four individual sessions this summer. The overnight and commuter camps for boys will be held on June 10-13 at Central Community College in Columbus and July 22-25 at Doane College. Day Camps will be held for both boys and girls at Grand Island Central Catholic on May 29-June 1 and July 29-August 1. In addition, there will be overnight and commuter camps for girls at Central Community College in Columbus on June 10-13 and at Doane on July 22-25.
The individual camp is open to those 8 years old through 11thgrade.
The camp has been one of the most popular camps in the Midwest during the past 36 years. Over 27,000 campers have attended during that time. This camp is well known for its great teaching of fundamental skills and having outstanding coaches from throughout the nation teaching the campers. It combines the teaching of these skills with team play and contests throughout the camp.
The camps will be held at Central Community College in Columbus, Doane College in Crete, and Grand Island Central Catholic. As mentioned the camp staff will include both top college and prep coaches, all experienced in basketball summer camp work. For more information call, write, or e-mail Mike Trader at:
Mike Trader
Box 86
York, Ne 68467
or check out the camp website at:
Discovering New Heights on the Job

When you think about possibly changing jobs you can discover new heights with the window washer pictured dangling six floors above the ground.  It took the man about three hours to clean the fifty windows on this side of the building in Omaha near Clarkson Hospital.
Good Read!

Warren Buffett, in a recent  interview with CNBC, offers one of the best
quotes about the debt ceiling:
"I could  end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a  law
that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of  GDP, all
sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.  The 26th
amendment (granting the  right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months
& 8 days  to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in
1971...before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.  Of  the 27 amendments to
the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or  less to become the law of the
land...all because of public pressure.

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of
twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the
message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.
*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*
1. No Tenure / No Pension.  A Congressman collects a salary while in office
and receives no pay when they are out of office.
2.  Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.  All
funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security
system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system,
and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for
any other purpose.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
4. Congress will no longer vote  themselves a pay raise.  Congressional pay
will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the
same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective
The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen
made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor,
not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours
should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
Maybe it is time.