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Archive for November, 2012

The Most Interesting Man in the World

     – Me

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Powerball

$500M

That is the powerball jackpot! Now some say this is a tax on the poor and a stupid thing to do… I agree, I also disagree.

I agree that most who will purchase tickets are probably lower income, and may not have the money to spend on this type of thing. I love the fact they are able to CHOOSE if they wish to purchase or not. It is their choice to spend their money how they choose. If these types spend their last dollar on lotto tickets instead of buying sandwich meat, then lesson learned. Go hungry.

Now the flip side of that coin: You can’t win if you don’t play. While the odds are vast – perhaps impossible. People do win this thing, I am quite sure to their surprise when it happens. My question is why are all states not participating in this? I love that Alabama tries to act holier than the other bible belt states by not participating. The lotto in TN funds schools and other public services, resulting in lower taxes and a highly funded education system. Alabama on the other hand sends its citizens across the border to play, while the school system is crap! Good decision Bama! We may be dumb, but no gambling here – makes no sense.

I digress. What is the harm in buying a couple of hope tickets. Dream about what you would do with the money, and play the game every once in a while.

The fear when purchasing tickets is never losing, you know you lost before you bought it, the fear is what if you win? While a miniscule chance is available, it IS a chance! Go win that money, just don’t count it until it is in the bank. It is also completely voluntary, so it is NOT any sort of tax. I could go for a new fridge – count me in!

– Me

Political Posturing

I was talking to my good friend last night and he ran an idea by me that is unbelievably true. In these fiscal cliff talks none could really argue that the politicians are posturing. That is the showmanship I was speaking of yesterday – the “conflict” of left and right. This is what supposedly separates the two parties.

The Left is staying one step ahead of the Right by having nothing really to lose with these new Bush Tax Cut talks. They can let them expire and then re-instate ONLY the ones they think will purchase votes – in other terms, keep only the ones for the middle class like child credits and mortgage interest up to $500K, etc. This will give the appearance that the Left is concerned only about those in the middle to lower incomes. They are fighting for you (talking point).

The Right is behind the curve because they are sticking to their moral compass so to speak by not budging on the tax hike on the rich. They claim this cost will be passed to the consumer (true) or the wealthy will simply take that money and not hire more people (Also true). The problem with this mentality is the way our political system works; they are losing the PR battle badly. The Left is posturing to be a hero of the middle class by directly attempting to influence that constituency, while the Right is posturing to their specific political ideology.

Those who pioneer business are a crafty type, and you can bet YOUR money they will find a way to keep their profits where they are if not attempt to increase. Any person would do this, and any person would find a way to make more money if they could. That is capitalism and that is how it works, you get better at making your product with less people and equipment, and you make more money. I have not once seen a business operate with the intention of making LESS money. It simply does not exist no matter how romantic it sounds to picket in front of Wal-Mart for profiting off of employees’ work. Of course they profit off workers, just like EVERY other successful business on the planet!

Sometimes it is better to posture AND stick to your ideological theories. The Right needs to get out in front of the Left on this particular issue. They need to get out in front not because the cliff is coming and we are all going to fall off, but because they are being pushed into a corner they simply do not want to be in. A corner where they have to choose between keeping tax cuts for the Middle Class or the rich. The decision should not have to be made, but that is the position the Left recently put them in. I don’t know if the Right realizes this, or if they are just politically unable to combat it, but they are being boxed in and need to get out or they will no longer be a legitimate option during elections anymore.

Thanks T; I hope that did you justice…

–          Me

“Fiscal Cliff”

I love the constant pending doom of the FISCAL CLIFF (said in an overly cartoon evil voice). This is complete theater and nothing else. The Democrats claim only one thing will work, while the Republicans claim only one thing will work – which is opposite the Democrat idea of course. Well, there is a solution to this “problem”

The solution is go back to the original intention of our country. The original intention of the government set up FOR us was to protect us, and nothing more. Go back to that, no more social programs, no more revenue talk, no more cuts of this or that. The entire reason the government NEEDS money is to spend on someone else. Makes no sense, plus if you look at the numbers being thrown around, the latest is saying that a new tax on the rich would generate $1T in NEW revenue a year – or 10 days of INTEREST on debt! Yea, that will solve a LOT. Well, to top that idea off, the government is saying now that any cuts will be matched by NEW spending! If my budget consists of a deficit, and I make more money, but then spend all that new money, I am still running a deficit, no? Yes is the answer you were looking for.

This entire Fiscal Cliff is political gamesmanship. It is not real. That is why the can always gets kicked to the end of the proverbial road, because there is no can or road to speak of! The FED prints money for Congress that they turn around and essentially spend on buying votes with this or that program. I am including EVERY government program in that statement, from Social Security to Bailout money. The government does not take out any loans from China, and they do not NEED revenue from the people (taxes) to fund anything. That is not where the money comes from and NEVER was. It is a lie. IF the money came from tax revenues and loans, our government would have burnt that borrowing bridge a LOOONG time ago. Think about it people. Our government runs a deficit that somehow only goes UP, even though taxes are constantly coming in. At a minimum that fictitious number should stagnate at times. It never does, because that is actually the dollar amount the FED has printed up for our government illegally, not something they have borrowed and WE need to pay back.

Our “Debt” and “fiscal cliff” are nothing more than political smoke and mirrors. If they were real numbers and real debt being paid down by tax dollars, then every April that number would decrease slightly before going up again, or at least slow the growth rate momentarily. Your Federal tax dollars are going the private banking extortion ring known as the FEDERAL RESERVE. As I have pointed out repeatedly, this is a PRIVATE company operating outside the oversight of the Federal Government. They are able to get away with this by being the printers of money. They print money and give it to Congress to spend on votes, and in return Congress continues to allow the FED to extort the citizens of the US through Federal Income Taxes. This fiscal cliff is nothing more than a selling point to us – the idiotic sheep that keep buying the bullshit disguised as Freedom!

You watch and see, there will be no fiscal cliff Armageddon, the two parties will come to some form of concession, and the debt will go UP AGAIN! It has to really, because the only way to keep the extortion going is to make sure everyone involved in the scam continues getting their payoffs (Congressional spending for votes, and tax income for the FED). Beware of this debt, though. It is actually inflation, and if it continues rising so exponentially, YOUR life will become harder. You will continue to make the same money, but products will begin to cost more. Wait… That is already happening! It’s not a dream, but you still need to wake up.

– Me

College Football

The only constant in college football is the rules…

Notre Dame is going to the Championship, my Bulldogs lost in Oxford, a lot of shake up in the top 25 AGAIN with losses to Arizona, Texas, Washington, Clemson, Rutgers, Michigan, and Louisville. Now some of these were to be expected, but not all. Texas A&M completely obliterated Missouri, Alabama stomped Auburn (probably sending Gene Chizik to early retirement), Ole Miss whipped on my Starkville Dawgs like they owed money, Notre Dame is going to finally show the US a SEC v anyone else match, and it looks as though AL will have a chance to prove they are a better team than GA.

The SEC Championship is going to be a good one! AL v GA, epic. So who else has a playoff like the SEC? Short answer is nobody. There is no other conference in the NCAA that has a playoff to send their respective best to the National Championship. Notre Dame doesn’t just have to show up for the Championship game, they don’t belong to a conference at ALL. They are not bound to play inter-conference games during the season, so they could theoretically stack their schedule favorably, and play teams from random conferences. The SEC however, does not play by those rules. Football is religion, and as such, if you belong to the East or West, you WILL play every other team in your division! All SEC East teams play the other SEC East teams (Something that hurt Auburn this year). Now this is no complaint – I look forward to a Notre Dame Championship game, just reporting the facts.

The question now is who will they face? There are still cards to be played, and only one half of the BCS Final is in place! I hate the season is ending, but honestly I need my Saturdays back and my chair needs a break…

– Me

It’s a NEW WORLD

Look out Israel. Obama made his message MORE than clear over the past four years – the US is not going to help you anymore…

It is by no mistake or coincidence that Israel is being attacked now since Obama got reelected. 9 days after the election in the US, the Muslims attack the Jews again. That may sound anti religion, but you simply HAVE to look at that situation as is. That is a religious war, not a war about land. Do you really think Palestinians, most of whom work in Israel, really want LAND that was somehow lost years ago? No, they want the Jews gone, and are susceptible to proxy fighting from Iran. They are the puppets of the Middle East, and don’t even realize it. Iran says jump and these idiots start hopping. I feel bad for Israel right now, because they have to KNOW this is directly due to our election cycle. We will see what happens, but with Egypt now backing Hamas, my guess is the treaty that used to be enjoyed in that area of the marble will no longer exist. This treaty that has ensured peace in the region since 1979 is in jeopardy from the Muslim Brotherhood. This organization runs Egypt and is trying to have it both ways. They want the treaty to exist where it benefits them, and use Palestine as a proxy to fight the war they want.

Our President plays a huge role in this. He facilitated the new government in Egypt and sent this in motion with his clear signals we are no longer Israel’s “friend”.

My guess is we will sit on the sidelines and watch the Israelis fight another proxy war. Egypt and Iran will crank up the propaganda machine, and the Palestinians will be victims of senseless violence. All the while, Iran will continue their nuclear program since Israel will be preoccupied with a war. Iran knows Obama does not care if they get a bomb, so Israel is the loose end that needed tied. Our government’s recent actions are allowing this, and it will get worse.

It is a new world, a world where Islamic terrorism and rule are becoming accepted and praised. Watch this Israel episode play out, this may be the beginning of the unraveling of the Mid-East. Our government certainly will not help out, actually they are the cause.

– Me

Tax more – SPEND even more…

When thinking of taxes, and the excuses given by our government to do so, you get TOLD your tax dollars fund the government. That is simply not true. If it were, then the simple solution would be spend what you take in. Problem solved. The tax income the Federal Government collects does not go to any Government coffer, but to the Federal Reserve Bank (A private corporation). In turn, the Federal Reserve PRINTS money (Creating inflation) and gives it to the government to spend on whatever. It is a trade off; the Reserve gets a payout every Apr and the government gets a blank check. Pretty interesting racket they got going on.

Let us look at local government, though. They have nobody printing money for them, so they have to be a little more subtle the way they collect. One way is through the court system. Traffic citations probably make up the majority of the local income. The courts are public, right? If so, that means they are PAID for through tax dollars. Well, if that is true, why do you pay court costs when you go to court? Every person with a speeding ticket pays court costs, even though the court is already paid for. Ask yourself why that is… More important ask yourself who is collecting and keeping that “court cost” money they collect from everyone unfortunate enough to be in the court system. The interesting thing about this type of extortion is the worse the accusation, the higher the court costs. For instance, a 5MPH speeding ticket may get a $30 court cost, while an assault charge will get you a $300 court cost. The court is no different, so why the difference in monetary values and once again where does that money go? You are responsible for paying for any documentation or appeal costs, so are you also responsible for PAYING the judge?

Soak that in…

Now where are your local tax dollars going if the local government is able to fund itself through extortionate measures. Local governments are the WORST at claiming they are flat broke and need more, so how do wind up with this:

Sad thing is, I pass this truck every single day, sometimes three or four times a day. It moves from where it is currently parked to across the street occasionally to the courthouse entrance. I have seen it at Taco Bell with the bailiff once as well. My question is how did they afford such a vehicle, why did they need it, who paid for it, who drives it, and if they needed it badly enough to purchase it, why is it never utilized? Look around your town and you will find waste like this as well. It is shameful to see our taxes are going up to help support the government that desperately needs MORE income to survive, but has a 4×4 Chevy 3500 that is apparently used to cross the street.

– Me

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