Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Giving thanks for _____
Don’t have to look far…

Yahoo “Still, the number of people without jobs is concerning, with nearly 9 million Americans officially unemployed. That compares with 7.6 million before the recession. Yet barely a quarter of the unemployed are actually receiving unemployment aid.“

The word “officially” is quite a joke to us stupid American voters, since officially the unemployment rate is 5.8% and unofficially it’s 23% - (over 30 million people).

No matter what they say publically, this anti-business, anti-capitalist movement is sending jobs outside America. Excessive taxation and regulation are its tools and an indirect way to kill American business. Our competitors promote it.

Please don’t think you’re insulated from this movement. If you’re a professional, think about how long you would last if they jerked your license… What job would you do then? Could you draw unemployment?

Poverty, homelessness, starvation, mass violence, devaluation of human life… these are the end results of an anti-capitalistic society, no matter where on earth you live.

Yes, we have much to be thankful for. How we express it is what makes us blessed - or cursed. Be blessed! Bless others!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sustainable Idiocy...

So, your 4 pit bulls break through your fence and kills your neighbor’s 10 year old beagle, what do you do? This woman sued her neighbor for $1 million after killing their dog… Yea, life in America is achangin… USA Today

Do you wonder why your health insurance premiums continue to rise??? NEW: Report: 42% Of New Medicaid Signups Are ‘Immigrants’ Fox News Obamacare is supposed to be funding this since Medicare isn’t paying for itself…

Want to guess what companies will have record profits? Healthcare insurers. I think the best bet is to buy their stock since they’re in bed with the Administration. If a game is fixed, it doesn’t pay to be on the wrong side of the table.

Using a move out of Al Gore’s playbook, it looks like President Obama “stakes final 2 years on climate change”. This was a very profitable move by Mr. Gore… Yahoo News Cheap gasoline is the enemy of climate change advocates, expect fuel prices to rise significantly! I predict $5 gasoline before Obamas term ends.

One of the largest solar plants in the world, located in California, isn’t producing as much energy as expected. About half as much! They are telling the public that “the sun isn’t shining as much as expected”. The U.S. Federal government loaned $1.6 billion on this deal. Yahoo Blaming Bush is more believable!

Just keep swimming… Just keep swimming…

And for the record, I don’t believe the Keystone pipeline is being built for the sole purpose of providing more oil to our gasoline refineries. I am of the opinion that it will be more for exporting oil or its byproducts.

Scientists seem excited by the latest advances in image recognition software. Call me out of touch and old fashioned, but for some reason I have reservations about artificial intelligence that can learn and “train itself”. Is it logical to assume that artificial intelligence would not consider human life part of a successful, long-term evolutionary process on planet earth due to our consumption of resources.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Color me politically incorrect...

Please don’t think that your children aren’t being indoctrinated into leftist culture and values. It just that some schools are promoting it more than others, depending on who’s providing their funding.
I would much prefer the school to say he’s paid his debt to society than for someone to try and justify kidnapping and murder as “political activities”. They are actually justifying terrorist activities.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Lots to ponder...
So little good...

Serious question… Is today’s liberal actually a proponent of socialism? An opponent of capitalism?

Big Brother has a new way to spy on Americans. They’re using airplanes to target cell phones. This is just nuts! Wall Street Journal?

According to AP, the US Supreme Court has just allowed bail for illegal aliens accused of felonies in Arizona. Previously, Arizona law denied them bail, probably because they would never be able to find them again. But now, if they have enough money to make bail, YIPEE-KI-YEA… Freedom through finance: how American!

Just keep killing swimming, just keep killing swimming…

You let illegals start killing federal judges, prosecutors and politicians like they do in Mexico and you can bet your sweet arse it wouldn’t be a matter of principle and civil liberties. This may actually afford them more liberties than a U.S. citizen, who can now be detained without due process…

We could solve the illegal alien issue in the south quite handily if we just declare Mexico a state. Mass development would immediately occur and probably 5% of the U.S. population would move down there to work or live. It would be a grand experiment as to which is worse, fewer cartels or more bureaucracy - similar, yet different…

Record cold temps this morning and I get an email from the Whitehouse telling me that this is the hottest decade in recorded American history. 100 years maybe??? Goes on to urge me “To be fully committed in the fight against climate change…” If survival is at stake, we may want to think more along the lines of adapting instead of fighting. For more on the President’s Climate Action Plan, feel free to check out #AskDrH on FB or Twitter.

I also take great comfort in knowing that the Pentagon will be spending billions on our nuclear weapons infrastructure due to “systemic problems across the nuclear enterprise”. If you would like to read more concerning possible government incompetence, it’s at the NY Times

What’s the punishment for beating and killing a 23 year old woman in California? This article states 6 years…

Never think racism is limited to those of Caucasian persuasion. This lady of color, a Duncanville, Texas English teacher, used one too many colorful metaphors, adjectives and nouns in a tweet that cost her job. Very sad…

Gizmodo had an article titled, “How To Store Nuclear Waste for 10,000 Years (and How Not To)”. It sucked me in immediately. I could only look down and shake my head after I read it. Mismanaged is such an understatement! We will be the masterminds our own demise!

How could any reasonably intelligent person believe that our government is more capable and efficient than private enterprise? Hasn't history shown the world otherwise???

Friday, November 14, 2014

Are you tired of apologizing
for the history of America
and her cruelty?

If you want a fresh look at the goodness of America instead of the evil America the left keeps using to shame us, then you MUST WATCH the recently released “AMERICA, Imagine The World Without Her” as seen through the eyes of Dinesh D’Souza.
Yea, he’s the guy whose team created “2016: Obama’s America”. He’s also the guy who was sent to prison a few weeks ago for campaign contribution violations. When’s the last time you heard of a liberal going to jail for campaign violations?
I must admit, I was beginning to believe some of the propaganda that people like Ward Churchill and Bill Ayers are preaching...trying to shame us for our behavior and history. They portray America as evil by accusing her of theft of land, theft of labor, theft of resources, the evils of capitalism and several other alleged actions that may not be as cut and dry as one might think.
I used to feel ashamed that we stole this land from Native Americans.  Although, before we came here, they killed and tortured each other to claim their tribe's territory.
Many people feel bad because we went to war with Mexico and took over half of it.  Have you actually thought about how many people living in Mexico wish we would have taken over the entire country and made it part of the USA?
The movie gave a different outlook on slavery throughout recorded history, and how our Constitution was the first official document that spoke out for the rights of all men.
And finally, he addressed the negative mindset of capitalism. How capitalism was about the only alternative to wealth other than war and conquest. Examples from all over the world of how capitalism is the true solution to eliminate poverty.
I am not using this movie to justify all our actions, because I don't believe we are innocent of wrongdoing.  However, I plan on watching this again because there is so much information I either didn’t know, or through the years just forgot.     
Don’t take my word for it, see for it yourself and make your own judgment.  And it might not be a bad idea to make sure your kids and grandkids watch it...before our history gets rewritten. 
There was a great price paid for our freedom and way of life, don't let these people turn it around and make you apologize for it!   

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I'm sure it's all irrelevant...

18,000 Nurses walk off the job on strike in Northern California… Even though replacement nurses are in place, I hope you don’t have loved ones in their facilities. I read where the union states it’s all about patient-care standards and safeguards for Ebola. I would think this an admirable event if there was not a raise in pay or benefits involved.
"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." - Rahm Emanuel
The European Space Agency seems to have landed a spacecraft on a comet. The Control Center in Germany picked up its signal just after lunch Tuesday. Good for them! I guess the next step will be trying to figure out how to change its existing path, just in case the need may arise...
If the Democratic Party “fashions itself” as a defender of the middle-class, working family, why do they focus so much attention on low-income groups? Seems like the only people getting pay raises, other than government and union workers, are low income and the elite. With the way things are going, I would be surprised if the Dems get the middle-class vote in the next Presidential election, notwithstanding union and govt workers.
Latest study says lightning strikes will increase by nearly 50% in the U.S. by the end of the century as our world gets warmer. That may be a blessing since we will probably learn to harness lightning for green energy. It could be a major power source by then. I can only imagine what the air and water quality will be like…
Well, it looks as if another militant group is joining ISIS (an Al Qaeda rival) to overthrow Egypt. They call it a holy war to get men to fight and die, but do not forget the stolen money, oil, seized weapons and jihadi-world prestige that they attain. For some reason, it almost always comes down to money, power and/or prestige.
Why am I thinking we won’t invade send more troops (en masse) to fight occupy the Middle East again until oil goes back over $90 a barrel?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Drama in America
Coming soon to a theatre near you

Hyundai and Kia recently got a taste of doing business in America when they agreed to settle a lawsuit with the US Justice Dept for $350 million because they misstated their cars’ fuel economy. You may think they deserve the hefty fine, but please remember that it’s the consumer who pays the bills. This would be considered extortion if it were any other entity than the US Govt.

Researchers with Fireeye Inc have found a bug in Apple’s operating system that they say makes most devices (iPads & iPhones) vulnerable to remote cyberattacks. Great! Just when you thought it was safe to use the latest, greatest technology, it gets slammed. Do be careful btw….

“Failure of politics”! That is what the President called the losses of the Democratic Party in the last election. He also says he needs to change this during his final years in office. Personally, I’ve had all the hope and change from this guy I care to experience.

Law enforcement are now attending seminars to fine tune a practice known as “Civil Asset Forfeiture”, which allows them to seize property without filing charges or securing convictions. States are all over this deal, which is now over $4 billion a year enterprise. New York Times

Friday, October 31, 2014

Last chance before the weekend...

I nearly fell out of my chair when I read where Attorney General Eric Holder said there was a need for “wholesale change” in Ferguson’s police department. Duuuude, have you looked in the mirror lately…or around Washington D.C? There is no greater change needed than right in your own yard! Feel free to set the example.
If Chris Christie will tell a city councilman to “Sit down and shut up!” I don’t think the average taxpaying American has much of a chance to voice his opinion…
I wish would have thrown that nurse from Maine in jail! Maybe not jail, but locked her in a room somewhere to sit out her mandated quarantine. She knew the job was dangerous when she volunteered for it! I don’t believe house confinement for 21 days is unreasonable when coming back from an area infected with that type of virus.
I must admit, I'm looking forward to all the crazy videos this Halloween. Although, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life...even if it is hilarious at times.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Stop taking life
so seriously...

I’m not sure what to think about Jeb Bush for President. I was a supporter for his dad and his brother, but was not happy with many of their actions. I guess there is no hope that America will ever again see a true conservative in the White House. It’s like, let’s elect the one who will tell us what we want to hear and will spend the most money!
I noticed that a friend of the Boston Marathon bomber was convicted of 2 counts of lying during the bombing investigation. He could get up to 8 years on each count. If politicians were held to this same standard, virtually all of Congress would either be doing time, or make up the largest choir in the city…everyone would be singing!
Lord forgive me, but I find it quite laughable that the person who led the DHS’ review of the Secret Service prostitution scandal quietly resigned last August after being implicated in a prostitution scandal of his own. That’s one way to shut down an investigator!
I wondered why everyone got faster phone internet speeds than I did, until I saw where the FTC has accused AT and T of reduced speeds for those with unlimited data plans. Those evil SOBs!
What type of mindset must one possess to be an “immigration activist”? With unemployment at 23%, 50 million people on food stamps and crime and terrorism at an all-time high in America, why would anyone condone, much less promote and justify, illegal entry into this country?
Am I the only person who believes that as soon as they neutralize ISIS, another cleric or sect under a different name will rise up to take over media attention and attract a new jihad. Have you thought about all the organizations of the past that are still active? Maybe the new ones are just spin-offs of the PLO, al_Qa’ida, Hezbollah or one of numerous others that the US State Dept considers foreign terrorist organizations.
And just when you thought beheadings were out of style, they come back in fashion! I’m sure many will point at its popularity in Muslim culture, but it takes a pretty heartless bastard to cut someone’s head off by hand!  So much for the precious gift of life... 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Yes, we have no bananas...

AP reported a solar flare knocked out several radio communications systems Wednesday morning, including some radar and plane systems. It may be time to consider a Faraday Cage.
If I ever became a prepper, I would prep for 1 of 2 things: the loss of our electrical grid and/or economic collapse. Loosing electricity long term would cause the later. We would probably be shocked if a math genius calculated the probability of either of these happening within the next 10 years.
The funniest thing about this article in USA Today was the last sentence, which stated “Later in the day Elmira City Code Enforcement officials condemned the home for unsanitary conditions.” If there was ever a legal avenue for the local government to remove someone from their home, just let them condemn it. They probably believe it’s just another form of sanitation…taking out the trash.
Note to self: Never publicly hate on the current administration, especially when the Secret Service is in desperate need of positive news headlines!
Talk about a great actor. This guy was able to convince a British court that he was quadriplegic and part-time comatose. They caught him through video at the supermarket, which they decided to check because he had an active loyalty card.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Yes, some days I'm still
proud to be an American

Just when you thought we were safe from another home mortgage bubble, the Feds look to create the ideal conditions for it to happen again! Feds announce plans to ease tight credit allowing more people to qualify for morgates! By definition, this is insanity. Don’t take my word for it, read it in the New York Times
Speaking of banking, loans and interest rates, lawmakers in at least 8 states have allowed the loan industry to raise fees and interest rates charged to borrowers with subpar credit. They attribute these changes to a surge of campaign donations through a lobbying push. There is no telling where this rabbit hole will lead…probably more bankruptcies and lawsuits. This has got to be banker & lawyer heaven. The Times has more…
Lawmaker(s) – the politically correct term now used by mainstream media due the negative connotation and perception of the term “politician(s)”.
Here’s a great “no-brainer” question. Why would President Obama delay his entire agenda until after the midterm elections? My first thought consists of one word – unpopular. Fox Nation
Part of me wonders (the sick part) who will be the first to be eliminated if or when the SHTF in America. Bankers, lawyers, politicians, preppers, Christians, Muslims, Jews, minorities ect… I guess looking at the history of Nazi Germany would probably be a good indicator.

Monday, October 20, 2014

because it’s easier to sleep at night…

Human beings would rather believe a comforting lie than a terrible truth. And let’s face it, if man-kind were to receive a grade for allowing history to be his teacher, we would flunk.

Due to its unpopular effects, I have resisted the urge to comment on our economy for quite some time, but I feel the need to share what I believe the greatest threat to life in America as we know it.

If you think America is not closing in on disaster, you may want to do a little more research. Our country, and the world, are preparing for economic and social Armageddon.

We are amassing debt at 1 trillion dollars per year, which is not sustainable. As we print more dollars, they become more worthless.

We have 171+ trillion dollars of unfunded liabilities (i.e. Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, ect…) which is impossible to fund using the current system.

We judge our economy by the stock market, which is easily manipulated. We have created a paper ponzi scheme especially if you add up the derivatives .

We are bailing out banks and watching big business leave the country in record numbers.

Our unemployment rate is 23%. Just because they have changed the formula to make it look better doesn’t make it accurate.

During the depression, we had soup lines. Today, we still have soup lines, but it’s not as noticeable since they’re in our grocery stores. Fifty million Americans line up using  food stamps.

I am not an alarmist. I am not being cynical. I am accepting reality, which I hope you choose to do as well.

No amount of blame will change the situation, nor will it provide a solution.

Allow history to show you what the future holds. Take action. Take the time to prepare. Consider it insurance that you hope never to collect.

Do not leave your welfare in the hands of this government. If they deserted God, what makes you think they will give us a second thought?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Right of Privacy my arse!

BALTIMORE — THE reputation business is exploding. Having eroded privacy for decades, shady, poorly regulated data miners, brokers and resellers have now taken creepy classification to a whole new level. They have created lists of victims of sexual assault, and lists of people with sexually transmitted diseases. Lists of people who have Alzheimer’s, dementia and AIDS. Lists of the impotent and the depressed.
There are lists of “impulse buyers.” Lists of suckers: gullible consumers who have shown that they are susceptible to “vulnerability-based marketing.” And lists of those deemed commercially undesirable because they live in or near trailer parks or nursing homes. Not to mention lists of people who have been accused of wrongdoing, even if they were not charged or convicted.
Typically sold at a few cents per name, the lists don’t have to be particularly reliable to attract eager buyers — mostly marketers, but also, increasingly, financial institutions vetting customers to guard against fraud, and employers screening potential hires.
More at the NY Times

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I was just kidding
about the handbasket thing...

I don’t scare real easy, but this headline in the NY Times frightens me… “C.D.C. Rethinking Methods to Stop Spread of Ebola”. These people have had 68 years to think and rethink this very situation… I would feel much more secure if they were to say that they were examining numerous options to stop its spread…
"When I say I'm never running for public office in New Jersey again, I mean I'm never running for public office in New Jersey again,…" Chris Christie …"The only job left for me to run for is United States Senate, and let me just say this: I would rather die than be in the United States Senate.”  I'm surprised his nose didn't grow 2 feet! Can you say “political positioning”. This wannabe Presidential hopeful is just screaming to be abused…and who am I to refuse…
And just to clarify my position concerning MY OPINION: My opinion is immaterial, people believe what they want to believe. It’s my job to remember they have the right to their opinion and, in actually, I’m not that important. Fact, truth and belief do not always align, and differ from person to person, based on their experiences and perception. Moreover, I continue to ask myself, would I rather be right or happy…
Enjoy your weekend and try to do something good for someone. Who knows, they might get the impression you actually belong to the human race...

Monday, October 13, 2014

It's all going
to hell in a handbasket!

Gall - substance in abundance in Jesse Jackson when he suggested that the Ebola patient died because he was treated differently since he was black and uninsured…
I got a good laugh this morning reading an article in the NY Times where the “GOP Still Has Doubt About Christie”. It went on to say that there is distrust from conservatives and it “may be the biggest and least understood obstacle”. How hard can it be to understand? The guy is a grandstanding RINO who is far from exhibiting conservative values. He wanted to help people on camera and shut down the bridge when he met resistance, throwing his colleagues under the bus along the way. How could anyone trust this man?
Then I was rather amused at the comedian who it taking flack for what I thought was a pretty good joke… “People shouldn’t be so scared about this virus from Africa. He only has two more years of his presidency.” Steve Howey. Why didn’t he just blame Bush?
I don’t know which is saddest… the 17 year old killed this weekend on a hayride, or liberals that will be screaming for hayride regulation and permits… Accidents happen whether or not there is a permit issued…
So much for the Catholic Church who is now caving in to accept homosexuality and civil unions. Do you think this will help them in their plight of priests molesting children? Probably not, but it’s a good start…

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

What a thing to say...

Quote of the year (if not the decade): “The impetus in Washington is they continue to do the wrong thing and continue to blame capitalism for failures of socialism. And every time government interferes in the economy, it creates a problem.” Peter Schiff.
I don’t agree with a lot of his reasoning, but we definitely agree on this…

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It's the voices
they're acting up again

“You don’t get to pick your tax rate. Neither should corporations.” That was the first sentence in my email from the Whitehouse on Monday explaining why they are taking action against corporations leaving the United States. Fortunately, we can choose our tax rate…if we choose to live in a foreign country…and so can corporations. You can’t expect people or companies to not look elsewhere when their tax rate goes above 50%, especially if there are millions of dollars benefitting the move. That, along with excessive regulation, licensing and other costly overhead expenses sure make the move very attractive.
Here’s a crazy concept: Can you imagine us building a wall around our borders, not to keep illegal aliens undocumented immigrants out, but to keep Americans in?
Last Friday, the Justice Department pressured Ferguson police to stop wearing bracelets in support of fellow officer Darren Wilson who they are investigating. The bracelets read, “I am Darren Wilson”. So much for freedom of speech and freedom of expression. NY Times
The United States Department of Justice – what an oxymoronic name for that branch of government.
I just read that Jerry Brown, governor of California, is expected to approve banning the use of plastic bags in grocery stores. The law also allows businesses to charge 10 cents for reusable or paper bags. I have no problem banning plastic bags, but when did business need permission from the government to charge the consumer for items they buy or use? Isn’t that the purpose of free enterprise? If we don’t like the price, we go elsewhere to buy…
Last time I was in Colorado, the grocery store charged me 10 cents for every plastic bag I used, unless I brought my own…which I did on subsequent visits. It seems like once I get used to getting screwed, it gets easier and more acceptable… but at least I still have the choice! 
I expect the stock market to post record losses soon. All I hear from the so-called experts is a forecast of doom and gloom. And let’s face it, if we listen to it long enough, we start to believing it. Actually, I think they’re just betting on the market to drop, which would produce a windfall for those backing the predictions.