Archive for September, 2014

MORE REVENUE FOR BIG BROTHER

September 30, 2014

“ If you are a family making under $250,000/year your taxes will not go up one dime.”

“I can make a firm pledge: under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 will see their taxes increase—not your income taxes, not your payroll taxes, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.”

Since the uttering of these lies, payroll taxes have gone up, income taxes have gone up, capital gains taxes have gone up, taxes on tobacco products and alcohol have gone up, taxes on the sale of a home and estate taxes have gone up, and taxes have been imposed on the sale of “gas guzzlers”. As well, additional taxes have been placed on fire wood, coal, telephone service, electricity, tanning services, medical devices and on and on. In some cases, certain water products now have taxes that didn’t before. That is not just bottled or premium water, but also your local household service. Of course, the Supreme Court only allowed Obamacare to proceed because the White House legal team declared that it was a tax.

I can’t say enough times that the Liar-In-Chief cannot open his mouth without either spewing hatred for this country, inciting racial, gender or economic divisiveness unless he is simply lying about something…be it important or insignificant. He simply cannot tell the truth. However, of all the absurd ways to steal money from the public, the latest is the most insane.

There is a plan in place to charge anyone with an imaging device (camera, iPad, cell phone even if it is an Obamaphone, etc.) $1,500 for a permit to render an image on film or chip of natural wonders or natural or man made treasures found in many of our national parks. Failure to purchase the permit prior to capturing any image carries a fine of $1,000. 

I have to wonder if there might be separate stamps required on the permit for photographing large and small animals found in the parks you paid to get into.  Look forward to the tree stamp or valley stamp in the near future.

Taking a picture of your new bride with Mount Rushmore in the background can ruin the honeymoon.

The U.S. Forest Service is charged with levying the fines. Remember, they are now armed with M-16 rifles and 40 cal. pistols loaded with JHP ammunition, grenade launchers and shotguns. You might not want to argue ignorance of this law after it is finalized in November.

Call them whatever you like: fees, fines, levies, tariffs, assessments or duties. No matter what you call them, taxes by any other name still take your pocket cash even if you don’t make more than $250,000 per year.

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FAIRNESS DOCTRINES

September 29, 2014

Fair is good. Fair is great. Forcing fairness, however, creates hostilities and fragile egos.

For an adult or big kid, taking candy from a baby is not right, it’s not fair, it’s not moral. It is evil. Everyone except the evil knows that and generally adheres to the doctrine. So what makes it right, fair, moral or righteous for a government to take an adult’s earnings or possessions without their permission? When is it “fair” to limit one’s speech because it does not conform to another person’s beliefs, what they choose to accept or want to hear?

At what point does fairness or political correctness hinder society? Political correctness, in virtually every situation, diminishes one party or viewpoint to promote another. Thus, fairness under this facade is not fair. An atheist barking about having to see a cross at a cemetery, a gay or transgender bellowing about access to his/her choice of public restroom facilities, a young girl demanding admission to a boyscout jamboree or a white congressman forcing the black caucus to accept his or her membership are just a few examples of how political correctness interferes with personal fairness, opportunity, and natural diversity.

When demands are made upon a person or group to accept and embrace the viewpoints or wants of another, that is not fair. Societal engineering for homogeneity destroys will and limits ascension. It is contrary to human norms. It is a method of control and nothing less.

I have no outward biases against women, gays, atheists, Muslims (in general), blacks, Hispanics or any other people distinctly different from myself. However, I don’t feel I should have to change to be more like a certain aspect of them. Don’t tell me I have to participate in homosexual activities in order to prove to you that I’m not a homophobe. And, don’t call me a racist or misogynist because my views don’t coincide with the perspectives of a person of color or different gender. It’s not fair to me.

We give trophies to our youth, not for doing an outstanding job, but for merely showing up for soccer practice. They receive a “B” in class, not for having the right answers or doing the assignments completely and correctly, but for professing to have made an effort. We have to be fair to every student. When Johnny is sad, he gets a pill to alter his mood. As adults, they have learned that putting forth an effort for accomplishment is not necessary and are likely to sue when fired for inferior performance.
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Society has progressively created a generation that is fragile, less tolerant and more aggressive toward others of differing opinion or actions. What was once a heated discussion has become a call to arms, to draw knives or guns and eliminate the opposing viewpoint. Or, worse yet, trashing a young individual in the best way possible…on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram. That will make them feel so bad that the Zoloft will be rendered ineffective and they will take their own life.

Social engineering for acceptance and tolerance is causing more animosity, more hatred and more hostility than ever before. It could be a transitional stage before becoming a Stepford society. It may also create an enormous population of snowflake personalities so fragile they will melt at the first occurrence of discord. It may also lead to a violently contentious uprising that can only be controlled through outright warlike aggression with the victor then dictating what is fair.

BAIL BEFORE THE FIREWORKS BEGIN

September 26, 2014

Eric Holder has tendered his resignation to the president and the world in time for Obama to nominate another conniving, deceitful conspirator while Harry Reid and progressive Democrats still hold power in the Senate. While everything else is put on hold until after the elections, the lawbreakers cannot afford to bet against Republicans, liberal or conservative, taking the majority. Obama must have someone in place to cover his tracks and obfuscate any investigations. He’ll be sorry to see his felonious comrade leave.

There has been talk of changing guard at the highest and most corrupt legal office in the land. I’m a bit confused as to why it has taken so long, unless…

By waiting to announce until now, it has given Valerie Jarrett (please excuse my parapraxis) President Obama the opportunity to understand exactly who his handlers want in place and how he must sell the new Marxist to the nation. Also, by waiting until this late date, it allows Obama to declare it a crisis not to have an Attorney General in place.

Look for him to make the declaration as early as Veteran’s Day, when congress is out for the holiday to put a new malefactor in place for the interim. At the very latest, there will be a new face behind the desk before January, 2015. That will make it easier for the public to accept Harry’s predestined confirmation. To show diversity from the racist ways of the past perhaps, just maybe, a ranking member of the Muslim Brotherhood is the pick.

Holder must leave soon. It is imperative that he be a civilian at the time indictments begin landing on the desks of agency Secretaries and Cabinet members. Just as with Lois Lerner and Hillary Clinton, being out of the office provides a barrier; another plane of distance from the felony under investigation.

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND RECONVEYANCE

September 25, 2014

Be it through education, taxation, regulation or litigation, social justice provides a pathway for the Robin Hood mentality wealth transference. Unfortunately, social justice robs people of middle to upper-middle means individually and collectively but does not deprive the kings of their bounties. Social justice has an inverse effect on stability and equity that the architects refuse to publicly acknowledge.

Social justice is a fantasy ideology that will never be completely accomplished because the presumptive goals are unattainable. Coerced distribution for the purpose of equality must have enforcement and oversight. Instantly there is a chasm with controllers of the distribution on one side and those who are part of the distribution network on the other.

In education, using a bell curve to adjust grades can accomplish multiple objectives while introducing unplanned and unintended consequences. Grading on a curve has long been known as a way to raise the average grade for students. It makes the average student look above average. It takes the stigma out of sub-standard performance. At the same time, it raises the perception that the teacher is doing a good job of imparting information of value. However, the students receiving the somewhat elevated grades soon realize there is little need for more research, time spent problem solving or information analysis. The grade will be there, anyway.

For sports, social justice means no longer winning or losing. Being on the field is enough to win a trophy or get a date with a cheer leader. If you don’t play hard, you won’t risk injury and the rewards will be the same. After all, you don’t want to be a contributing factor to the humiliation of the opposing team. A tie is as good as a win, go for the tie.

As for financial well-being, if you’re born into poverty, there is little need to try to rise above. To reach middle class requires hard work and only produces an income that might be considered re-distributable. You lose the government entitlements. So unless you can earn enough to overcome the lost government benefits received for sitting on your butt and still be better off after the redistribution, why even try?

The Utopian theory of social justice does not “level any playing field”.  It actually raises one end of the field while lowering the other. It separates the people of any given population into two classes, a wealthy ruling class and a class working for subsistence. The “haves” will always have and the “have-naughts” will forever be wanting under this type of system. It starts at youth. At the earliest age possible children are trained to get by with mediocre effort (the bell curve). For the have-naughts, social justice begins by providing a sense of security.  It ends with adults in chains under total domination.  There is no bell curve to elevate low performance as deemed by the haves, or the wealthy governing class.

Unless otherwise muted, it is human nature to strive for self betterment. Social engineering for justice or fairness to all provides just enough to remove incentives for success. Social justice is a means of causing people to accept mediocrity and even failure as victory. Such complacency may be in the form of a pill to overcome depression or perceived depression. Government run healthcare might be the pharmacy those pills.

MORE MILITARY WEAPONS IN THE WRONG HANDS

September 17, 2014

My posting from five days ago, https://bizarroworldusa.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/missing-military-weapons , takes on more meaning with every article like this one. http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/09/la-school-police-wield-grenade-launchers-assault-rifles/ The LA police department doesn’t have the best reputation for calm action in the face of citizen unrest. And, over the years it has proven itself to be as lacking proper management as any government agency, local, state or federal.

The city is gang filled. Some of the gangs are well organized from Latin America and some are just as ruthless as ISIS. While it is not quite as deadly as say Detroit or Chicago, you don’t want to be caught in the wrong area after dark unless you are protected by the local gang affiliation.

You might think that semi-automatic weapons in the hands of law abiding citizens is a capital offense.  What is your feeling about these weapons in the hands of nervous cops?  How about MS-13?  The potential here is greater than Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” gun running scheme.