TEL AVIV, Israel — The Israelis are developing an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners. It’s an armored booth you step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on your person.
What the hell is wrong here?
Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only 30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500. If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working (me) you’d have $892,919.98. If you took out only 3% per year, you receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years, and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month. The folks inWashington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff ever had.
I read an article about a group of protestors in Washington DC on March 20. According to the AP, “Three Democratic congressmen — all black — say they heard racial slurs as they walked through thousands of angry protesters outside the U.S. Capitol. A white lawmaker says he heard the epithets too.” http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_n_word_feud. “It was March 20, near the end of the bitter health care debate, when Reps. John Lewis, Andre Carson and Emanuel Cleaver say that some demonstrators, many of them tea party activists, yelled the “N-word” as the congressmen walked from House office buildings to the Capitol.”
The other day, I was browsing around the internet, and came across a petition concerning a “National Sales Tax”. Now, of course, I jumped all over that because I DO NOT support a National Sales Tax. So I checked the “NO” box and left a comment something to the effect that the tax amounted to “double taxation” which, I wrote, is “prohibited by the Constitution”. I went away feeling all warm and fuzzy, thinking I had made a valuable contribution to our National Policy. I got thinking about it a little later though, and the question occurred to me; “what is double taxation”?
The Beginnings of the American Revolution.
Beginning in 1763, an arrogant Parliament passed several Acts which exploded in their face. The Acts they passed set into motion the mechanisms that would eventually enable and result in the “Declaration of Independence” and the American Revolutionary War.
A Comment to the President of the United States.
Mr. President, on Friday April 2, you were interviewed by Harry Smith of CBS. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts1437. In that interview you called Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh purveyors of “vitriol”- creating a climate in which you’re called a “socialist” and even a “Nazi”. So now according to you, these two commentators are responsible for the political unrest in America. Mr. Beck and Mr. Limbaugh have gained huge audiences over the last few years because people agree with them. And their numbers are growing rapidly. Mr. President, is it possible that you and the Democratic Party are so out of touch that you really don’t know what the American people want? Isn’t it just possible that the reason the political climate is so “vitriolic” is because you genuinely upset that many people?
Happy Good Friday! I would like to remind everyone that today is the day we remember that Jesus Christ died on the cross for all of mankind. He didn’t just have his cable turned off or sacrifice his bowling night or eliminate his pizza night. He suffered and died on the cross at the hands of a vicious mob, jeering and cheering. “Forgive them Father for they know not what they do.” He died so that we, mankind, could find salvation through Him and everlasting life. Do any one of you out there love someone so much that you would suffer a horrific death just to ensure your loved one’s destiny? Especially when that someone consists of the jeering, cheering mob watching your suffering?
I have come up with a few ideas for a new political party that would take us back to the roots of Conservatism. Over the years the Republican Party has lost its roots as it has slowly drifted left in favor of “Progressivism”. It might be interesting to note here that the Republican Party was founded here in Michigan. Maybe its time we found a new one! Your suggestions would be very welcome.
The “Born Again Conservative Movement”
A State of the Union Address from:
His Excellency, highest majesty, most exalted, the honorable Barack Obama.
Good morning from the Office of the President of the United States of America. On March 21, 2010, we the Democrats seized control of the entire country. In an attempt to stimulate the economy, we decided to start by cutting costs. So we shot Lady Liberty, killed Free Enterprise, and have suspended the Constitution. We will now have total control over all those pesky little mundane decisions like what to do for a living, what to eat, where to live, what to wear etc.