Archive for December, 2013

27 December, 2013

Pay cuts in the wrong places

Congress….  When I think of Congress, I think of the opposite of progress.  You know, pros and cons.  So, when I see in the news that Congress decided to cut the benefits and pensions of active and retired military, I start to think to myself that those selfish people in Congress have their priorities wrong.  I used the term “people” because this is a family friendly blog… well, I try to keep it family friendly.

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18 December, 2013

A perfect example of federal enslavement through entitlement

The American Indian is often shown in two lights.  Some show them as proud warriors with a strong culture and heritage.  The other, well, the other is less flattering.  You know, that as a savage drunk that’s dependent on the government for spoiled meat.  Does it depend on the tribe as to which is true?  Not really.  I think, rather, it depends on who’s point of view the “light” is coming from.

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17 December, 2013

9/11 Truthers – Were they onto something?

While I tend not to trust what the government says about anything ever, I really never jumped on the 9/11 Truther bandwagon.  However, new evidence may change that.  Whenever there’s a story of our government covering up something I pay attention.  I, then, take that story and compare it to other stories, weigh the sources, and think about the subject in the most non-biased manner I can.

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16 December, 2013

Breaking News – NSA phone data collection UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Published December 16, 2013 – Associated Press

A federal judge says the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches. The judge put his decision on hold pending a nearly certain government appeal. 

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16 December, 2013

Affluenza?

So, I assume you’ve heard about that 16 year old rich kid who got all kinds of screwed up and drove hitting and killing 4 people.  His punishment?  10 years probation.  Yeah, I’m serious.  All because the judge agreed that the kid’s parents never taught him right from wrong.

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15 December, 2013

Surprise , Surprise … Arapahoe School Gunman Was Another Disturbed Progressive

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Arapahoe High Gunman Held Strong Political Beliefs, Classmates Said

 

 

 

 

” In one Facebook post, Pierson attacks the philosophies of economist Adam Smith, who through his invisible-hand theory pushed the notion that the free market was self-regulating. In another post, he describes himself as “Keynesian.”

” I was wondering to all the neoclassicals and neoliberals, why isn’t the market correcting itself?” he wrote. “If the invisible hand is so strong, shouldn’t it be able to overpower regulations?”

  Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ’em Die, Climate Change: Let ’em Die, Gun Violence: Let ’em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ’em Die, More War: Let ’em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?

  Carl Schmidt and Brendon Mendelson, both seniors at…

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10 December, 2013

Flags at Half-Mast

I’m sure you’ve seen the flags at half-mast this week.  I’m sure you know it’s for Nelson Mandela.  In life and death, Mandela is celebrated as a great civil rights leader… for South Africa.  Why are US flags at half-mast for a non-American?  While I have no real problem with Mandela himself, the issue at hand is that this process of lowering our flag is reserved for American people.

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9 December, 2013

The Mamas and the Papas

Growing up, if your youth was like mine, you had one parent who gave you everything and was easier on you than the other.  In most cases, it seems to be that the mother is more giving and easier on the child than the father.  The father is more disciplinarian than the mother is; he tends to say “no” more often.  It’s not that he doesn’t care or want the best for you, he just has a different way of showing it.

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