Saturday, March 12, 2011
Looking at the electorate I see Art, Bob and Tony. I need to get elected every year. As the Legislator I have the right to regulate and make deals for Garaland.
Since I am elected, I need to get money to run for office. Art won't support me, he's an evil businessman. But Bob is retired and Tony works for art. They both kick in. After the election they come to me to see what I will do for them.
I make a law that says that Tony who was making $15 per hour working for Art, that now Art must pay him $30 per hour. Bob complains that Art charges him an average of $2000 per month to do the work Bob needs. I look into his complaint and make a law that Art can charge Bob, a retired soul, no more than $1000 per month.
In a few months, Art declares bankruptcy. Tony is unemployed and the work Bob desperately needs done is undone. They complain. I supeona Art. Demand that he do the work. Art is broke.
I hire Art as the sole legislator to do the work Bob needs done. To pay him, I tax Tony 50% on his salary and put a sales tax of 100% on the work Art is doing in my behalf for Bob. Bob is now paying $2000 for his work and Tony is back to earning a net of $15 per hour.
Wait, as a legislator in the state of Garaland I need to have operating expenses. I take 30% of what Art earns as my take, TAX.
Is Art Wrong? Is Tony better off. Is Bob.
OR am I the only one who get's rich off this?
Isn't this exactly what is happening in the USA in most states.
Pension Contributions: Taxpayers $6.2 Billion, Employees $1.5 Billion :: Why isn't it 50-50 rather than 80-20?
This whole argument is about who gets to steal from you to give to others.
You will note that the above-mentioned groups never use the word "taxpayer"; it is always the "state" that is at fault for the pension problems. If the "state" hadn't missed pension payments or the "state" hadn't shorted required contributions or the "state" hadn't dodged them then, by golly, there would not be a pension problem.
As every sentient being knows when it comes to paying bills there is no "state" there are only "taxpayers". So every time you read or hear a professional pension-whiner say the "state" is not doing its share substitute the word "taxpayer." That should get your blood boiling.
An earthquake in the United States along the New Madrid fault, which caused strong earthquakes early in the 19th century, could kill tens, or even hundreds of thousands of people in the more densely populated cities surrounding the Mississippi River.
All technology can do in the face of such force is to minimize damage to communities and infrastructure, he said, and “on both of those fronts, we’re never going to be perfect.”
Given the limits of steel and concrete to resist the forces of nature, much depends on people’s own preparedness to face up to disaster — but that mental infrastructure is in even poorer shape than the nation’s roads and bridges. People in the Midwest might have storm cellars to shield them from tornadoes, and those in coastal cities like New Orleans might keep a hatchet in the attic in case they have to chop their way onto their roof after a hurricane. But in most of the country, simple plans that include having a quick-grab case of supplies, medications and important family papers, as well as a plan for reuniting family members who have been separated in a disaster, are distressingly rare, Dr. Redlener said.
Dr. Redlener, the author of “Americans at Risk,” about why the United States is not prepared for megadisasters and what we be done about it, said the biggest problem is a failure to go so far as even Japan has to protect its citizens from natural disasters.
There is more we can do, however. For example, right now, the (oil) industry holds leases on tens of millions of acres — both offshore and on land — where they aren’t producing a thing. So I’ve directed the Interior Department to determine just how many of these leases are going undeveloped and report back to me within two weeks so that we can encourage companies to develop the leases they hold and produce American energy. People deserve to know that the energy they depend on is being developed in a timely manner.
Could it be Mr President Dummy, THERE'S NO OIL THERE TO BE FOUND?
Read the whole thing!
Friday, March 11, 2011
- 1. You feel depressed everything you think about entering into that place.
- 2. You have lost your zeal and don't care if you late or not.
- 3. You start to lose the urge to worship, preach, attended services.
- 4. You feel the hostility between you and leadership.
- 5. God has told you to leave it's been confirmed 3 or more times and yet you still stay. (spirit of python at work)
- 6. The pastor is teaching out of books, other ppl sermons, etc and telling you it's OK. (building on another's foundation no fresh revelation).
- 7. God begins to reveal to you to leave and tells you why.
- 8. Leadership begins to let you preach every-time you think about leaving. (religious and python at work)
- 9. You begin to visit other churches and you are called by the foundation God gave you not just a minister.
- 10. The leadership avoids you when you know God has grown you spiritually.
1. You see key leaders start to missing and/or leaving church.
2. You see the pastors trying to give more ppl the chance to preach.
3. Your pastors doesn't release any end-time revelations.
4. You hear and see people migrating to other states.
5. You see people being lead to do home ministry.
6. Your pastor speaking engagements start decreasing.
7. Key people start stepping down from their positions.
8. You start noticing your pastors preaching the same sermons.
9. Your pastor starts a sermon and ends up talking about something else and say its the Holy Ghost.
10. You know in your heart, spirit, and soul its time for you to leave and yet you stay.
Because you believe in freedom and fiscal responsibility, you’ve been told that you are racist hate-monger. Because you rallied and held Gadsen Flags, you’ve been called astroturf. You were blamed for a shooting by an anarchist madman. As you’ve watched in horror as your country has been consumed by collectivist unions and crony capitalists, you’ve been accused of advocating slavery and hypocritically excoriated for rhetoric.
For all of their false accusations, there is nothing, nothing that compares to this [via Drudge]:
Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your familes will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks. Please explain to them that this is because if we get rid of you and your families then it will save the rights of 300,000 people and also be able to close the deficit that you have created. I hope you have a good time in hell. Read below for more information on possible scenarios in which you will die.
WE want to make this perfectly clear. Because of your actions today and in the past couple of weeks I and the group of people that are working with me have decided that we’ve had enough. We feel that you and the people that support the dictator have to die. We have tried many other ways of dealing with your corruption but you have taken things too far and we will not stand for it any longer. So, this is how it’s going to happen: I as well as many others know where you and your family live, it’s a matter of public records. We have all planned to assult you by arriving at your house and putting a nice little bullet in your head. However, we decided that we wouldn’t leave it there. We also have decided that this may not be enough to send the message to you since you are so “high” on Koch and have decided that you are now going to single handedly make this a dictatorship instead of a demorcratic process. So we have also built several bombs that we have placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent. This includes, your house, your car, the state capitol, and well I won’t tell you all of them because that’s just no fun. Since we know that you are not smart enough to figure out why this is happening to you we have decided to make it perfectly clear to you. If you and your goonies feel that it’s necessary to strip the rights of 300,000 people and ruin their lives, making them unable to feed, clothe, and provide the necessities to their families and themselves then We Will “get rid of” (in which I mean kill) you. Please understand that this does not include the heroic Rep. Senator that risked everything to go aganist what you and your goonies wanted him to do. We feel that it’s worth our lives to do this, because we would be saving the lives of 300,000 people. Please make your peace with God as soon as possible and say goodbye to your loved ones we will not wait any longer. YOU WILL DIE!!!! [Emphasis added.]
Where is the Left’s condemnations? Where is the President and his “we thrive together” campaign? Where is Secretary Napolitano and her fight against domestic terrorism?
Let’s talk about “new tone” now, shall we?
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I realize that there are constitutional issues with establishing a new office of kingship, but they are nothing that couldn't be cured with a hastily-called constitutional convention. The king would have no duties beyond golf, so Obama would be perfect for the job. Our king would need a place to live, of course--we need to coax Obama out of the White House--so I'm thinking one of those big houses in Newport, Rhode Island would be ideal. Safely out of the way.
Then we could hold a special election and choose a real president. Probably, given the temper of the times, he or she would be a Republican. On no account would our new constitutional arrangement allow Joe Biden to succeed Obama. He would make a terrific viceroy, or possibly court jester.
Sure, it seems like a radical solution. But consider the alternative. The more I think about it, the better I like it: Obama for King!
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They let me sit in on a Newscast. Susan Stamburg was broadcasting. I was a fan.
It was very well balanced in those days. Hard questions were answered. People weren't earning a half million a year like they do now. Money hadn't yet polluted NPR.
Now it has.
It's time to strip away the veneer.
NPR is no longer what it was. It has become a monster.
Susan, where are you?
The entire world is on edge because everyone senses that something big is about to happen. Christians know that either the Rapture of the Church or the battle described in Psalm 83 is about to occur. Many Muslims in the Islamic world think their Mahdi is about to return. Members of the New Age Movement look for the arrival of their Maitreya at any moment. The ancient Mayans, various tribes of American Indians, Nostradamus, the notorious 16th century soothsayer Mother Shipton, and Sir Isaac Newton have all predicted a series of cataclysmic worldwide disasters will occur around this time in history. Even the chief ju-ju bead counters who write for the supermarket tabloids are predicting the return of “The King” (Elvis).
The Earth longs to be free of the curse it has suffered under ever since the original sin of Adam and Eve. Jesus told us in Matthew 24:7-8 that His return would be preceded by upheavals in nature which He likened to the birth pangs of a woman about to give birth, increasing in intensity and frequency as the moment of the arrival of the child draws ever closer.
Has the frequency and intensity of earthquakes been increasing during the past decade? Absolutely. Has the frequency and intensity of violent and extreme weather been increasing? Yes. What about volcanic eruptions? Famines? Floods? Droughts? Not only is the answer to all of these questions definitely yes, but the increase in the frequency and intensity of all of these upheavals has been terrifyingly dramatic.
Around this time last year I was totally convinced that all necessary prophecy regarding the Rapture of the Church had been fulfilled and that it would occur at any moment. At the same time I was a bit concerned that the final sequence of events leading to the Second Coming of our Lord was not quite ready to begin. After all, while Turkey and Israel were not exactly best friends forever, they were, nevertheless, still buddies. Ezekiel 38 tells us that Turkey and Israel are bitter enemies when the shooting starts in the Battle of Gog and Magog. Egypt and Israel were also on relatively friendly terms a year ago, so how was the conflict described in Psalm 83 going to take place? Besides, Israel did not have a great national treasure so why would Gog from the land of Magog invade Israel to capture spoil and seize plunder (Ezekiel 38:12)? That was before enormous reserves of natural gas and oil were discovered beneath the nation of Israel. And finally, about a year ago the Middle East was surprisingly peaceful considering all of the howling and the barking at the moon about war. Threats flowed like water but in the end each nation seemed to prefer peace to the shedding of their own blood. Where was the spark that would ignite the entire Middle East? If nobody was willing to commit an overt act that would start a war then only spontaneous combustion could trigger the detonation, and that did not seem to be very likely. That was a year ago. It is amazing how much the situation has changed.
Three Cheers for Jack Cashill
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
(AP) – 10 hours ago
The number of schools labeled as "failing" under the nation's No Child Left Behind Act could skyrocket dramatically this year, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday.
The Department of Education estimates the percentage of schools not meeting yearly targets for their students' proficiency in in math and reading could jump from 37 to 82 percent as states raise standards in attempts to satisfy the law's mandates.
The 2002 law requires states to set targets aimed at having all students proficient in math and reading by 2014, a standard now viewed as wildly unrealistic.
"No Child Left Behind is broken and we need to fix it now," Duncan said in a statement. "This law has created a thousand ways for schools to fail and very few ways to help them succeed."
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
In the long run, all paper money will go exactly to its intrinsic value, which is zero.
-- Marc Faber
The more the state "plans" the more difficult planning becomes for the individual.
-- F.A. Hayek
A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.
-- Milton Friedman
One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.
-- Milton Friedman
If you were smart in 1807 you moved to London, if you were smart in 1907 you moved to New York City, and if you are smart in 2007 you move to Asia.
-- Jim Rogers
Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
-- Milton Friedman
History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.
-- Milton Friedman
The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.
-- Margaret Thatcher
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
-- Thomas Jefferson
Community High School District 128 administrators were responding to comments during a recent school board meeting, where Buffalo Grove-based activist Rob Sherman said he had been contacted by a student's older sibling. The student had complained that a biology and human genetics teacher, Beau Schaefer, had been promoting creationist beliefs and attempting to discredit evolution, Sherman said.
"A teacher is teaching that creationism and intelligent design is more relevant than evolution," Sherman said. "You cannot compare and contrast creationism and evolution in a public classroom. If the facts bear out that he is teaching this, I'm asking you to determine the appropriate response. Maybe you need to get someone else in there to 'un-teach' everything Mr. Schaefer has taught them."
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Steve Hollliday is the UK’s power czar, basically. He’s the CEO of National Grid. He is predicting that, because the UK is moving to more wind-generated electricity to meet government emissions targets, residents will end up with less access to electricity. And they’d better learn to like it!
The grid is going to be a very different system in 2020, 2030,” he told BBC’s Radio 4. “We keep thinking that we want it to be there and provide power when we need it. It’s going to be much smarter than that.
By which he actually means that First World UK will get a barely functional, and hideously expensive, Third World power grid. Win the future!
“We are going to change our own behaviour and consume it when it is available and available cheaply.”
Holliday has for several years been predicting that blackouts could become a feature of power systems that replace reliable coal plants with wind turbines in order to meet greenhouse gas targets. Wind-based power systems are necessary to meet the government’s targets, he has explained, but they will require lifestyle changes.
This is all because of global warming. It will produce a kind of energy-based fascism.
The PJ Tatler » UK electricity CEO: Get used to not having any electricity, suckas!
5 Reasons Unions Are Bad For America
At one time in this country, there were few workplace safety laws, few restraints on employers, and incredibly exploitative working conditions that ranged from slavery, to share cropping, to putting children in dangerous working conditions. Unions, to their everlasting credit, helped play an important role in leveling the playing field for workers.
However, as the laws changed, there was less and less need for unions. Because of that, union membership shrank. In response, the unions became more explicitly involved in politics. Over time, they managed to co-opt the Democratic Party, pull their strings, and rewrite our labor laws in their favor.
As Lord Acton noted, "Power tends to corrupt," and that has certainly been true for the unions. Unions have become selfish, extremely greedy, and even thuggish in their never-ending quest to take in as much as they can for themselves, at the expense of everyone else who crosses their path.
That's why today, unions have changed from organizations that "look out for the little guy" into the largest, most rapacious special interest group in the entire country. Where unions go, disaster usually follows.
Global Warming By Another Name. Obama's clean energy boondoggle will be expensive for America. President Barack Obama uttered not a peep about global warming in his State of Union this year. No dire warnings about climate apocalypse. No calls for cap-and-trade. Has this cold winter convinced him to put his global warming agenda on ice?
Hardly. Indeed, even in this age of deficits and debt, the president’s budget is chock full of global warming items—except he wraps them around a new cause: clean energy.
And that may be enough to get Republicans to sign on.
That "clean energy" is code for "anti-warming" is obvious, given that even Environmental Protection Agency numbers show that virtually all emissions have dropped dramatically in recent decades—except for greenhouse gases.
To cut those, Obama's budget aims to hike Department of Energy spending by 12 percent from 2010 levels. He proposes $8 billion more for various clean-energy programs—on top of the $30 billion "invested" via the 2009 stimulus. Even that's only the tip of the iceberg.
Monday, March 07, 2011
At one point in his novel, Schwab opines on the fragile relationship between oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Assuming the planet has only about 100 years remaining, Schwab frets over the continuing rise of carbon dioxide that "will absorb and hold fast the warmth given out by the earth. This will cause the climate to become milder and the Polar ice will begin to thaw. As a result, there will be a rise in the level of the ocean and whole continents will be flooded."
Schwab had been a strong nature lover since boyhood, and by the 1920's he became very active in the emerging environmental movement in Austria. Later, he joined the Nazi Party.
The Nazi Origins of Apocalyptic Global Warming Theory
The House Tea Party Caucus founder said, "I don't take back my statement on gangster government," a phrase she used at a tea party gathering in April. "I think that there have been actions that have been taken by this government that I think are corrupt," she said during her appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press."
She hammered at the administration Sunday for $105 billion included in last year's health care overhaul law for its implementation, regardless of the questions put to her. Bachmann called on the White House last week to apologize for the funding, which the Congressional Research Service reported in October.
The money was "hidden in various parts of the bill," she said Sunday. "Members of Congress didn't even know this money was in the bill, because we couldn't read the bill before it was passed, because it wasn't given to us but hours before we had to vote for it," she said.
Bachmann Stands by ‘Gangster Government’ Description : Roll Call
That's what we have today.
Obama, Soros, the left wing, the unions have unified to create a brownshirt movement.
They are not going to go easily. They are going to become violent. We cannot allow this evil to stand. Some left wing people aren't just wrong, deluded, or mental....some are dangerous.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
I commend this Blog to you, watching and waiting. I don't agree with everything Dennis says, but it's pretty good
Color me a bit skeptical. YET...it's worth looking at.
Unless you are frightened of knowing.