"But if you are an employer, you can afford to provide
health insurance, you don’t, your employees get sick, they go to
the emergency room or they end up on Medicaid because you're not
doing what you're doing—you should be doing—why is it everybody
else should be bearing those costs?"
We barely had time to digest what happened in St. Jean sur-Richelieu before this.
As John McClane said, 'welcome to the party pal'.
Sad but true.
The media seems fixated on the word 'long-gun'.
Then I remembered. Of course. They're setting it up to go after Harper's decision for abolishing the long-form gun registry and by extension for being a puppet of the USA by committing troops in the fight against ISIS.
Both idiotic and insane notions but this is what's being said on the CBC threads and won't be long will be the main narrative.
Not that we have native citizens being radicalized and that maybe we should be focusing on Wahhibist Imams indoctrinating people on our soil.
Oh, look. More taxes! But not just any tax but a consumption tax!
"Consider a family that spends $10 million a year and is
deciding whether to add a $2 million wing to its mansion. If the
top marginal tax rate on consumption were 100 percent, the project
would cost $4 million. The additional tax payment would reduce the
federal deficit by $2 million. Alternatively, the family could
scale back, building only a $1 million addition. Then it would pay
$1 million in additional tax and could deposit $2 million in
savings. The federal deficit would fall by $1 million, and the
additional savings would stimulate investment, promoting growth.
Either way, the nation would come out ahead with no real sacrifice
required of the wealthy family, because when all build larger
houses, the result is merely to redefine what constitutes
acceptable housing. With a consumption tax in place, most neighbors
would also scale back the new wings on their mansions."
If you believe this, then you can't be helped.
It's become tedious listening to people who made a fortune ponder and muse about social issues outside their areas of expertise.
Let's get one thing clear. Rich folks like Gates have zero intentions of paying more taxes. They'll make damn sure the system makes you pay.
And why a magazine called 'Entrepreneur' is covering 'income inequality' and such tripe is beyond me.
I mean, like, the antagonists (law enforcement) would have no trouble finding a spot in Dante's Inferno.
Oh, but T.C. you being an extremist! Dontcha know we must fight drugs - shadow boxes - to keep our streets safe?
Of course you do. But you don't do it by pulling this crap off.
Worse, it brings out the simmering anti-Semitism so many carry:
anti-Semitic hate emails. I've been told to 'go back to Jew York.'
I've had people come in my store and tell me it was 'fucked
up" and that I was poisoning the youth of the town—even though I
have a big sign that says '18 and Over' and I have an ID scanner.
The bars here in Alpine don't have ID scanners, but I
Think it's restricted to right-wing hicks? Try again. I've heard and read variations of this logic on progressive sites (of course, the left carries a long and distinguished legacy of anti-semitism culminating into, you know, the Holocaust) along the lines of 'she doesn't deserve that but she gets little sympathy from me for supporting Israel".
One can but just wish there was an Anti-idiot Czar.
I can barely digest the stupidity of people anymore.
This is nothing but an exercise in abuse of power (they've raided this establishment four times in five years without ever finding anything as they stretch the law as far as they possibly could. Heck, they probably even broke it as they even entered a neighbor's apartment without the required papers) equipped with its own cast of characters led by a derelict DA in Rod Ponton. There's a story out there he even forced a local paper to write a story in response to a journalist's work the day previous with her name in the byline.
Right. This guy is all for the people. Right.
If America is a civilized society with a conscience, they put an end to the war on drugs. It's creating a cult of over zealous prosecutors and law officials cracking down on people often ruining lives for little if any practical results.
The destruction on countless lives all for nothing.
All this in Texas unfolded under Obama's watch. Just saying.
Hope and change. Change and hope. Forward. Backwards.
These are just words in wonderful magnificent Obama the Light Bringer's arsenal.
Always remember. What happened to Ms. Ipsen can happen to any of us. The government has way too much power over citizens. Simple as that.
THIS is the relevant question everyone - regardless of what you think of her business - should be asking.
"It is a crime for you Americans to save what you earn. You must first
and foremost pay us what we have decided you owe us. You must hand this
money over before you buy food for your children, even before it arrives
in your bank account. Your employer will cooperate with us to make sure
you never get a chance to handle the money you owe us.
You people like it this way. You voted away your money when we promised
you various benefits in return for your money. You never got these
promises in writing, and the conditions were such that you had to keep
paying us regardless of when, how, or even if the benefits are ever
delivered to you. You signed away your right to withhold your tax
payments under the above terms over and over again. You cannot even
withhold your own money in protest, yet you keep working for us to get
that little bit of your own money that we allow you to keep, that little
commission we use to motivate you. Peaceful resistance is not possible
for you; that’s the way you wanted it."
* I don't know if the author really works for the public sector.
In the media, it will be Heroes! Not so much in real life.
And this is why NEW MEDIA including blogs and the Internet is so severely crucial. They can't control things so easily.
Cops won't do anything:
"This rampage might have continued, were it not for Gelman's last victim, Joe Lozito,
who enthusiastically disagreed with being stabbed. He fought back and
wound up teaching his attacker a lesson with the educational power of
fists. We reached out to Lozito to learn what it's like to be a real
hero instead of just playing one on Xbox, like the rest of us..."
Read this rest in link. Really good story and further proof Americans who want to protect their 2nd amendment rights are not extremists.
In lieu of ebola, calls for travel bans is not the solution.
But there is one way to contain it: Quarantine. Yet, for some reason the U.S. is not doing this. Weren't all immigrants who came through Ellis Island subjected to this prudent, practical and responsible practice?
So why is the Obama administration not following this sensible approach?
Instead, he nominates a person without medical practice to a redundant, if not unnecessary, Ebola czar post and is preparing to let in 100 000 Haitians into the country through executive order.
The Kurds, largely thanklessly, have been fighting derelict and morally bankrupted, violent religious fanatics for decades. One could be excused if they felt good guys never seemed to want to fight on behalf of what is just and honorable in the region leaving it to others.
"But they're not the only group fighting Islamic State. According to the
watchdog, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, White Shroud is one of
several small groups that are killing Islamic State fighters whenever the
Other groups calling themselves "Phantom Brigade" and "The
Brigade of the Angel of Death" exist, said Rami Abdulrahman, who runs
And here I am filled with all sorts of old fashioned notions of that part of life is to take care of family members.
What is this nonsense of needing to be compensating -worse demanding society subsidize - for what is the most basic of all actions that maintains our civility? I hadn't realized parents could be seen as economic tools.
If you can't take care of your parents you have bigger problems.
Everyone has a 'my struggle' story these days. Well, mostly on left-wing rags like Salon.
Know what else I think?
People like this - in this domain - tend to defraud the state all the time. Be it through hours they submit or in my industry for home daycare, use it for a chance to 'improve' the house.
Then they have the temerity to complain or strike for more money from taxpayers.
It's not like anyone with a 1/3 of a brain couldn't see this coming. When you involve the state, you get coercion. The idea that they now threaten religious organizations with jail time for not wanting to perform duties against their principles is frighening.
What part of 'we own your sorry asses' don't people get? Which is why it always blows my mind watching one set of citizens taking another set of citizens to court to force them to serve them.
For example, a gay couple taking a baker to court because the latter chose to not bake them a cake.
Rather than just go to the next baker they enter the realm of government. And when you do, you unleash all sorts of unintended consequences and sometimes they ironically go against you.
You can't compel someone to do something against their will. Would you like it? These same douchebag slimeballs would pull a scene if they were forced to do something they didn't want to do.
I attack - yes attack - the left quite a bit for their legacy of supporting and being sympathetic to dictators and murderous ideologies. The assault on my part, I feel, is justified. History is history and the left can't whitewash this fact. The list of elites, intellectuals, politicians artists and celebrities supporting and gushing over the likes of Stalin, Lenin, Mao and Castro is quite impressive.
That being said, libertarians and conservatives are not without their own skeletons when it comes to acting as apologists for dictators. Nowhere near as offensive as what we see with progressives and liberals but worth noting particularly when it comes to Pinocchet.
"Gradually returning the Federal Rate of Corporate Taxation to 1960
levels(41%) is worth the effort to return Canada to an egalitarian
society your father believed in. Someone, maybe you?, has the courage to
return strong controls over Capitalism, as Canada once had. "
My headache has just graduated to a migraine.
Yes because the fucking 21st century economy is exactly like the fucking 1960s. Yes, because capitalism is rampant. Out of control. In Canada. Riiiight.
For the love of God. Left-wingers really do live in a concrete, cemented zero-sum world.
He and Obama should get together and write about empty suits.
The President never misses a chance to reward unqualified hacks. Ron Klain's job as Ebola Czar (I thought the CDC was supposed to take care of this) will consist of doing jack shit while doing his best Chip Diller impression of 'all is well'. Did I mention Klain has ZERO qualifications for the job?
Which brings up this quote:
"President Obama said he hugged and kissed some of the nurses in
Atlanta who had treated the patients with Ebola. Man, Obama will do
anything to get out of that job right now."
Ironic given his father is one of the most notorious faces of legislating draconian drug laws as part of the war on drugs that has destroyed the lives of countless people and done precious little to help, well, anyone let alone communities.
My neighbor doesn't keep his yard need at all. It's annoying but I certainly don't feel it's a crime that deserves a fine let alone prison time. The municipal town where I own my business are also pains in the asses mostly because it's a tiny place and they have three or four civil servants driving around in Smart cars maintaining 'order'. If you ask me, the city could save on getting their salaries altogether since most of what they do is utter bull shit that actually graduates into accosting reasonable citizens with threats of fines.
But that's me. I know. I'm in the minority.
We've lost our minds. From taking offense too easily to jokes (the perpetually aggrieved and sour will always stretch the laws of logic to control and even destroy satire and humor), to over reacting to social issues of the day (global warming, rape on campus, ebola etc.) to whatever else you care to insert.