Friday, April 17, 2015

Why the $70,000 dollar "Minimum Wage" deal is deadly fantasy

I saw media and facebook reaction to this event and was horrified.  Many treated it as a sign of good things to come.  It is insane.

Here's what happened. 

I'm sure you can find all kinds of link from all kinds of social justice left wing types.  Holding him up as a paradigm of generosity.  At least those at the link I shared above have their heads above water a bit.

Here are some truths for you to grasp before you analyze this event well.

There is no such thing as a Non Profit company, group organization.  All non profits MUST have enough money to operate or they go out of existence.  That come however it does, from donors, from efficiencies, from whatever source they have.  But if that source dries up.. BOOM they are gone.

Profit in any organization is not optional.  It is essential.  It is not optional.  Sure for a short period of building time one can run on fumes but unless a company cash flows positively it dies.  Profit is not a dirty word, it is the life of any business. Positive Cash flow fixes all things.

Hiring and paying people does not come from profits, it come from operations. Cost of sales. What it costs to capture and retain a paying customer.  Profits are always under attack.  The moment a company starts to create magnificent profits, some competitor is looking for a way to take it from them.  That mean that being foolish with cash flow will doom a company when the crunch comes.  It is a maxim of business that money goes where the money is.  Every day someone is trying to figure out a way to do what you company does better, faster, cheaper, easier and for more profit.

Paying all people the same is a crisis in culture waiting to happen.  If the head IT guy who used to make 50 grand a year now is making 70 grand and the customer service guy who used to make 30 grand a year is also making 70 grand, for a while that will be OK.. then one day reality sets in. HEY, I do all the HARD work around here and Bill over there does nothing.  FOR THE SAME MONEY.
Or let's suppose as every company has, there is a Wally (see Dilbert) he's a slacker. His main job is sloughing off.  Doing nothing all day.  Yet he's pulling down 70 gs too.  The morale of this company has seen it's best day.

Then there is the CEO.  The guy with the risk.  The guy who started it all.  The guy who's name is on the bottom line responsibility for liability issues.  He is there early and late. Works his butt off and it's on the line as well.  For all his ingenuity and risk he gets.. 70 gs. 

I understand he is a smart man and I will give him the benefit of the doubt.  Perhaps this is a ploy to steal away some people. I don't actually think so.  I think he has been sucked into a Utopian vision of left wing America.  Well, my friends, at just barely 30 years old, he is about to get the education of his lifetime.  This deal is doomed from the git go.  There are no jobs at any wage rate at a bankrupt company

I'm willing to bet a hundred bucks with anyone who believes otherwise.  HEY this guy put his butt on the line for a foolish venture, why not yours.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

I go to a Tea Party Rally

Heard at tonight's TEA PARTY meeting, and YES VIRGINIA there were many black conservatives there. They spoke to the assembled and said, come to our communities, make friends, start to form alliances, let people know you care, get our of your box, become a part of what matters. I am trying to do that.

Then one woman, Babette Holder, who directs the Fredrick Douglass foundation spoke and quoted the great man:

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass

Standing O

Pastor Corey Brooks was there and spoke as well. I talked to him afterwards and mentioned my friendship with Apostle David A. Rodgers. He at once recognized and said he knew Apostle Rogers was doing great things to create opportunity.

I have been to several of these meetings and this time it looked more like the racial profile of Illinois at large. Hispanic, White, Black, Asian... but no Native Americans.. not yet.

All in all a hopeful night. 114 former government officials were removed from office and replaced with tea party members in the last election in Illinois. It's not useful to protest, we have to take over the Republican part and remove the corrupt politicians replacing them with right thinking people.

Then this Speech ending from John Galt:
In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title.

Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all.

Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours.

But to win it requires your total dedication and a total break with the world of your past, with the doctrine that man is a sacrificial animal who exists for the pleasure of others. Fight for the value of your person. Fight for the virtue of your pride. Fight for the essence of that which is man: for his sovereign rational mind. Fight with the radiant certainty and the absolute rectitude of knowing that yours is the Morality of Life and that yours is the battle for any achievement, any value, any grandeur, any goodness, any joy that has ever existed on this earth.

You will win when you are ready to pronounce the oath I have taken at the start of my battle—and for those who wish to know the day of my return, I shall now repeat it to the hearing of the world:

" I swear—by my life and my love of it—that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."

Media completely censors march by armed black militant at SXSW festival

If it ever happens the casualties will be incredible. There are several hundred thousand white racists who are itching for this fight. EVERYWHERE. They are armed and really want to get it on.
I hope the BP's have practiced. The other end of the spectrum is ready, armed willing and able and just looking for a reason to kill. I'm going to be Swiss in all this when the shooting starts (neutral),
Course if anyone starts shooting at me or my wife.. well I too am ready..if you know what I mean. These men are fools.. but so are they on the other end. Don't either side start something you don't want finished.

I keep posting videos of low information people, the uninformed, the politically illiterate; they would be funny if not so sad

. I keep asking the question, should this person be allowed to vote? The USA is full of these people. Worse many of these illiterates are teachers. In any case, I think this is a question that needs an answer. The illiterate usually don't vote in off year elections, but they do vote for President.. if they can find their precinct. We don't need another disaster... so maybe Ann has a point. You don't need to know everything, but shouldn't you at least have a clue?
Perhaps this voice from the founding of our nation will help reinforce what Coulter said:
"Convinced that the people are the only safe depositories of their own liberty, and that they are not safe unless enlightened to a certain degree, I have looked on our present state of liberty as a short-lived possession unless the mass of the people could be informed to a certain degree." --Thomas Jefferson
"It is an axiom in my mind that our liberty can never be safe but in the hands of the people themselves, and that, too, of the people with a certain degree of instruction. This is the business of the state to effect, and on a general plan." --Thomas Jefferson
"I do most anxiously wish to see the highest degrees of education given to the higher degrees of genius and to all degrees of it, so much as may enable them to read and understand what is going on in the world and to keep their part of it going on right; for nothing can keep it right but their own vigilant and distrustful superintendence." --Thomas Jefferson
Coulter argued that "maybe we could check to see if can name the vice president before letting them vote"

REAL Barack Obama,

this video tells a great deal. Not that it matters.. we have a year and 7 tenths of this insanity to endure. Grasping who the man really is will help you understand why this has been such a disaster. I think I would be right in saying that were it not for Michelle there would be No Barack.
A professionally shot video of Barack Obama from 1995 has recently surfaced. Shot at the Cambridge, Mass. Public Library, the video captures a skinny, youthful Obama promoting his then newly released memoir, Dreams from My Father.


Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this...

Clean up your own first

Rep. Ford can't even restore the block where his office is located. Empty storefronts and garbage everywhere. When I hear that the justice system is stacked against blacks I think of him. Seventeen felony counts and he pleaded down to no time in jail. Must be nice.
State Reps Mary Flowers Ford Works to Restore Justice & Criminal Justice Reform Critical to Chicagoland & Illinois Communities Host “Restoring Justice Summit”...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Your Tax Dollars at WORK

Thought For The Day 

is that death doesn't get worse
every time Congress meets."

1879 - 1935 

Native American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, social commentator and motion picture actor.

Your Tax Dollars 
At Work 

As April 15 descends upon us once again,
I thought it would be fitting to reflect on 
the spending habits of our federal government. 

There is an old joke that goes something like this:
When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface, and at temperatures ranging from below freezing  
to 300 degrees Celsius.
The Russians used a pencil.

Even though the above story is more fable than fact, the examples listed below are as real as a heart attack and you just might have one when you discover how our elected officials have been spending your money!

The National Institute of Health 
spent $387,000 to study the effects of
Swedish massages on rabbits. 

Uncle Sam Looking for Romance on the Web
$914,000  to "explore the fascinating, often contradictory origins and influences of popular romance as told in novels, films, comics, advice books, songs, and internet fan fiction, taking a global perspective, while looking back across time as far as the ancient Greeks."  

NIH Spent Over $800,000 to develop material to help parents learn how to better negotiate with their children
to eat vegetables.

Free Luxury Gym Memberships For Federal Bureaucrats 
The federal government is all about cutting the fat, just as long as 1) the fat comes from their waistlines instead of their budgets, and 2) taxpayers are forced to pay for the whole exercise.

Over $3,000,000 on a shrimp treadmill study to test whether sickness would impair the mobility of the crustaceans. It was determined that sick shrimp had less mobility and thus
were more likely to not be able to avoid being caught.
$171,000 To Study How Monkeys Gamble  
The researchers contend the study could "provide nuance
to our understanding of free will" or even
"inform treatment for gambling addiction."
If scientists wanted to see a bunch of dumb primates gamble with money that wasn't theirs, they could've just gone
to a congressional appropriations committee hearing. 

 BIRD IS THE WORD: The U.S. Air Force Office
of Scientific Research spent $300,000 on a study
that concluded the first bird on Earth
probably had black feathers.

FELLAS, GET YOUR GUNS: The U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research spent $681,387 on a study to confirm that a man appears taller, stronger, and manlier when holding a firearm.

THAT'S ILLOGICAL, CAPTAIN: The Internal Revenue Service spent $4.1 million on a lavish conference in 2010 for 2,609 of its employees in Anaheim, California. Expenses included $50,000 for line-dancing and "Star Trek" parody videos, $135,350 for outside speakers, $64,000 in conference "swag" for the employees, plus free meals, cocktails, and hotel suite upgrades.
 $175,587 for a study on the link between cocaine
and the mating habits of quail.

GET IN THE HOLE! Did you know that golfers who imagine that the hole is bigger boost their confidence and accuracy? Thanks to the National Science Foundation, Purdue University, and $350,000
in taxpayer money, now you do.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) launched a project in 2005 to study the oddities of the duck penis. In 2009, they funded an additional $385,000 to continue its work. The key finding of the study was that the duck penis has a corkscrew-like shape.

Hoping to increase its reach with an international audience, the state department spent $630,000 "buying fans"
for its Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Pimping the tax code to subsidize Nevada brothels
with $17.5 million

And last but not least, if your wife is angry at you and you don't want her to stay that way, you might want to avoid passing along the findings of this government study: Wives would find marriage more satisfying if they could calm down faster during arguments with their husbands, according to government-funded research. Cost $335,500.

Hay Making

Even when one works out of a home office as I do, I still need to spend some quality time with Peggy.  When she seems me head down, engaged, charging as hard as I do she sometimes thinks I am angry or avoiding talking to her. I'm not but it's perception. It's hard to find balance,  but when I am on a project I get very focused.  I can't talk, I have to keep going. Happens every year like this.  So instead  of going into the city to church I sat and held her hand last night.  I feel bad for her to be this busy.. yet.. much of the income we develop happens in 5 months, 3 in spring, 2 in fall.  So I must be busy making hay while the sun is shining.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hillary's New Logo just BEGGED for it

What DO we owe?

There is a huge underclass of poor, uneducated, unskilled and misdirected people in the USA.  Some have put this number at 66% of our population. That is a horror number. They are all races, all colors, all kinds of tribes, nations and description. They are the poor.  The poor that Jesus said we would always have.  He was right.  We do.

I hear it said that we don't owe them a living.  That they are lazy.  I don't agree.. but can they be even helped?

I have been thinking this over.  They are needy. They DO vote to supplement their need.  Poor Democrat is almost legendary. 

A few are able to rise above, out of their poverty.  As long as some well meaning person doesn't come and put their arm around them, connect them to every form of state and church subsidy and train them how to stay on the gravy train they may have a chance.

So what do we owe them?  Education, it's free (mostly) but really badly delivered.  Job training.. sure if they show up.  Showing up is the problem.  Vocational training?  Snap cards.  What do we owe them?

I am not being hard hearted, I'm asking an honest question that demands an answer.  How far, how high, how deep is the largess that the American Economy should invest in the permanent underclass without encouraging even more to enter therein?

We seem to have too many people pointing at others and saying THEY GET SOME.  We have too many people saying if we can put a man on the moon or spend money on wars we can do this.  OK. I'm in, how much, what, how far?  Not infinity.

What if there is no hope at all for these lost souls. I am including a large population of mentally ill and mentally deficient people.  What of them?

We are a civilized nation...  shouldn't we offer hope to those without and manage the expectations of the others?

Did JESUS feed all the hopeless and helpless when He walked the earth.  Did the Disciples recorded in the New Testament?

If you can answer this.. you would do the world a big favor.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Listen up all you Young Whipper Snappers ~

You all know, I have been a retired for a long time. I've become very bored so decided to open a medical clinic. I put a sign up outside that said: "Old Dr. Geezer's Clinic. Get your treatment for $500, if not cured get back $1,000."
My neighbor, a 'young' doctor, was positive that this 'old geezer' didn't know beans about medicine, and thought it would be a great opportunity to get $1,000.
So he visited my clinic ... 'Old Dr. Geezer's Clinic'.
This is what transpired:
He told me, "Old Dr. Geezer, I have lost all taste in my mouth." can you please help me ??
I called to my nurse, "will you please bring medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in his mouth."
Apparently he didn't, like it because he said, "Aaagh !! -- "This is Gasoline!"
I told the young doctor, "Congratulations! You've got your taste back. That will be $500."
I guess he was annoyed because he came back after a couple of days, probably figuring he could recover his money.
He told me, "Dr. Geezer, I have lost my memory, I cannot remember anything."
Again, I called to my nurse, "Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in the doctor's mouth."
He reacted by saying , "Oh no you don't -- that is Gasoline!
I responded, "Congratulations! You've got your memory back. That will be $500."
After now having lost $1000 he left angrily, but I was surprised because he returned for treatment after several more days.
This time he said, "My eyesight has become weak .... I can hardly see !!!!"
I felt a little guilty that I had taken too much money from this young doctor, so I said, "Well, I don't have any medicine for that, " Here's your $1000 back."
He glanced at it and said, "But this is only $500..."
"Congratulations! You got your vision back !!! That will be $500."
I've taken my sign down and closed the clinic, but remember the Moral of my story:
Just because you're "Young" doesn't mean that you can outsmart this Wise Old Geezer" !!!!