GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Gooferment “welfare” traps everyone in a cycle of poverty

Monday, January 20, 2014

http://nationalreview.com/article/367903/white-ghetto-kevin-d-williamson/page/0/3

JANUARY 9, 2014 4:00 AM
The White Ghetto
In Appalachia the country is beautiful and the society is broken.
By Kevin D. Williamson

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In effect, welfare has made Appalachia into a big and sparsely populated housing project — too backward to thrive, but just comfortable enough to keep the underclass in place. There is no cure for poverty, because there is no cause of poverty — poverty is the natural condition of the human animal. It is not as though labor and enterprise are unknown here: Digging coal is hard work, farming is hard work, timbering is hard work — so hard that the best and brightest long ago packed up for Cincinnati or Pittsburgh or Memphis or Houston. There is to this day an Appalachian bar in Detroit and ex-Appalachian enclaves around the country. The lesson of the Big White Ghetto is the same as the lessons we learned about the urban housing projects in the late 20th century: The best public-policy treatment we have for poverty is dilution. But like the old project towers, the Appalachian draw culture produces concentration, a socio­economic Salton Sea that becomes more toxic every year.

“The government gives people checks, but nobody teaches them how to live,” says Teresa Barrett, a former high-school principal who now publishes the Owsley County newspaper. “You have people on the draw getting $3,000 a month, and they still can’t live. When I was at the school, we’d see kids come in from a long weekend just starved to death. But you’ll see those parents at the grocery store with their 15 cases of Pepsi, and that’s all they’ve got in the buggy — you know what they’re doing. Everybody knows, nobody does anything. And when you have that many people on the draw, that’s a big majority of voters.”

Her advice to young people is to study for degrees that will help them get jobs in the schools or at the local nursing home — or get out. “I would move in a heartbeat,” she says, but she stays for family reasons.

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Reading this article makes me crazy.

Gooferment “welfare” is design to keep people “poor” and hopeless.

How many generations of human beings will we allowed to thrown away?

I don’t want to pay for that! Do you?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Another bad result of Obamacare

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Another bad result of Obamacare

 
 
 
This inspirational, disabled family lost its health coverage, and it’s Obamacare’s fault
 
The Daverts are just one of the thousands of American families who lost healthcare coverage after Obamacare forced their insurance company to cancel their plan. But the Daverts aren’t like any ot
 
Clip Better   http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/14/this-inspirationa…

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Syria-gate

Friday, June 28, 2013

http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/140163.html

June 22, 2013
Executive Branch Illegalities Go Unsanctioned
Posted by Michael S. Rozeff on June 22, 2013 07:28 AM

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Now that the U.S. is openly arming groups in Syria, it has openly admitted that it has been training rebels for several years in secret bases in Turkey and Jordan. Up to now, those who reported or wrote of this were using other sources of information as here. The Guardian reported this on March 8, 2013. The U.S. had to admit this because of these reports, if nothing else. Obama likes to conduct his wars in secret.

When I speak of “illegalities”, I mean that the executive branch of the U.S. government constantly breaks either the Constitution, international laws, solemn pledges it has signed, treaties it has signed, or laws it has previously made (passed by Congress and signed by some president). Even if there were no moral case against the U.S. actions, which there is, there is a legal case (and a pragmatic case).

There has been no war declared on Syria. There is no Syrian aggression against the U.S. There is no legal basis for training rebels or arming them. The U.S. government is an outlaw rogue regime, constantly lying, constantly manipulating information as in this case, constantly hiding critical information, and worthy only of great disrepect.

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Clearly, this is yet another example of abuse by the Executive branch. This is not a D or R thing. Both sides of the supposed “aisle” do the same thing.

MYOB!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: $46,378,040 / 23,994 = stupidity

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/irs-refunds-46378040-to-23994-illegals-at-1-address/?cat_orig=us

YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK
IRS REFUNDS $46,378,040 TO 23,994 ILLEGALS AT 1 ADDRESS
Agency also assigned 15,796 taxpayer IDS to ‘unauthorized aliens’ at single residence
Published: 1 hour ago

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(CNS News) The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically occupied by thousands of “unauthorized” alien workers receiving millions in federal tax refunds in 2011.

In fact, according to a TIGTA audit report published last year, four of the top ten addresses to which the IRS sent thousands of tax refunds to “unauthorized” aliens were in Atlanta.

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Are you kidding me?

Let VISA do that and there would be a ton of executives getting fired.

Didn’t I just read that the IRS was getting bonuses?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Stockholm Parking Tickets?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/27/parking-tickets-issued-to-cars-destroyed-in-violent-sweden-riots-conservative-site-posts-proof/

CRIME
PARKING TICKETS ISSUED TO CARS DESTROYED IN VIOLENT SWEDEN RIOTS — CONSERVATIVE SITE POSTS PROOF
May. 27, 2013 7:45am Sharona Schwartz

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For the past week, immigrant youths rioted in Sweden. Riots that included the breaking of windows, rock-throwing at police, destruction of property and burning of cars. Swedish police tell the Associated Press that some 220 crimes were reported to them during the violent rampage.

But instead of cracking down on the perpetrators, authorities were busy issuing parking tickets on cars that were burned by the rioters. The conservative Swedish news site Fria Tider reports that owners of some cars destroyed in the riots were fined for parking illegally, while the Swedish police force described a low-key approach to the rioters themselves. Its reporter caught a parking enforcer in the act of issuing a ticket, and shot a photo, published above the headline “Parking Tickets Issued on Wrecks While Stockholm Burns.”

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Get your car destroyed by lawless thugs and a parking ticket too!

Wonder when it ail happen here?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The IRS is bad but was it to cover Benghazi-gate?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/17/these-are-the-4-most-important-takeaways-from-todays-irs-hearing/

BUSINESS
THESE ARE THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT TAKEAWAYS FROM TODAY’S IRS HEARING
May. 17, 2013 8:16pm Becket Adams

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Ousted Internal Revenue Service’s interim head Steven Miller appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee Friday to testify on his agency’s targeting of conservative groups.

And although a slightly bored-looking Miller spent most of the four-hour interrogation doing his best U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder impersonation (i.e. playing the “I don’t know” game), some important facts came to light today.

Here are the top four most important takeaways from Friday’s hearing [in no particular order]:

4. PLANT CONFIRMATION

3. TREASURY KNEW ABOUT THE AUDIT DURING THE 2012 ELECTION

2. MORE INVESTIGATIONS ARE ON THE WAY

1. WHY DIDN’T IRS OFFICIALS SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THIS EARLIER?

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So, they used the IRS to swing the election!

What was going on in all the other agencies?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: City of Keene Goes after Robin Hooders

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

http://freekeene.com/2013/05/12/city-of-keene-goes-after-robin-hooders-in-court-admits-the-amount-of-tickets-issued-are-down-and-robin-hooding-is-legal/?utm_source=feedly

City of Keene Goes after Robin Hooders in Court – Admits the amount of tickets issued are down and robin hooding is legal
May 12, 2013 by James Cleaveland

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The city of Keene has filed a lawsuit (copy here) against me and several other people regarding robin hooding (Respondents). Basically, the city wants the court to issue a “preliminary” and “permanent” injunction “restraining Respondents, or anyone under their direction, supervision, employment, or control, from coming within a safety zone of fifty (50) feet of any PEO [Parking Enforcement Officer] while that PEO is on duty.” Additionally, the city wants to stop us “from video recording, within a safety zone of fifty (50) feet,” and “from communicating with any PEO.”

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This case also validates that robin hooding and all activities performed by people robin hooding are perfectly legal because the city (Petitioner) admits, “Petitioner has no adequate alternate remedy at law.” Further, the city has resorted to a civil case against me and others instead of a criminal one providing more evidence that no criminal actions were committed.

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I can’t wait to get to NH and join the Free Staters.

Gandhi and MLK would be proud of the Robin Hooders. Non-violent non-cooperation civil disobedience.

The “City of Keene”, whatever fiction that means, is getting its shorts twisted in a knot by these folks.

I think the three rules of “resistance” is: non-violent, stay out of jail, and make them hurt. And, if you can get the Sheeple and Clovers laughing at their stupidity.  

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Just a calibration problem; baloney!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

http://myfox8.com/2012/10/23/guilford-county-voters-say-they-voted-for-the-wrong-candidate/

Guilford County voters say they voted for the wrong candidate

Posted on: 8:14 pm, October 23, 2012, by Brandon Jones

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On Monday, several voters complained that their electronic ballot machine cast the wrong vote. All the complaints were made by people who voted at the Bur-Mil Park polling location.

One of the voters, Sher Coromalis, says she cast her ballot for Governor Mitt Romney, but every time she entered her vote it defaulted to President Obama.

“I was so upset that this could happen,” said Coromalis.

Guilford County Board of Elections Director George Gilbert says the problem arises every election. It can be resolved after the machine is re-calibrated by poll workers.

“It’s not a conspiracy it’s just a machine that needs to be corrected,” Gilbert said.

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Wasn’t it Stalin who just wanted to count the votes?

Convenient that they error favors the D.

Sounds like “barbara streisand” to me!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Why is the TSA still around?

Friday, October 26, 2012

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/334957

Mississippi passenger detained, stranded in Hawaii by No-Fly List

By Elliott Freeman

Oct 17, 2012 – yesterday in Travel

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A Mississippi man flying to visit his wife in Japan on Monday was detained during a stop in Hawaii and has been barred from reboarding his flight – or any other flight – because his name came up on the U.S. No-Fly List, leaving him stranded on the island.

Gulfport resident Wade Hicks, Jr., boarded a military jet at Travis Air Force Base in San Francisco so he could spend time with his newlywed wife, a U.S. Navy lieutenant stationed in Okinawa, Japan, the Canada Free Press reports.

According to Hicks, when the plane stopped for refueling at Hickam Air Base on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, he was escorted from the plane and detained by armed military personnel. After several hours, a representative of U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrived and told him he was pulled off of the flight because he was on the no-fly list.

Why was he put on the list? “They have given me no reason. They just basically are telling me, ‘You can’t fly because we said so,’” Hicks said in an interview with radio talk show host Doug Hagmann. “They didn’t know how I even left Travis Air Force Base.”

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Sorry, but any bureaucratic organization that is this stupid needs to be put out of its misery.

It was a bad idea to start. Made worse over time. Unionized.

Just a waste of valuable human attention, time, and effort.

Close it down now.

The “terrorists” won by changing our way of life and getting us to do stupid things.

How dumb are we?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Suppressing the military vote

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

http://formerspook.blogspot.com/2012/10/running-out-military-voting-clock.html

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012

Running Out the Military Voting Clock

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants to know if the military’s voter assistance offices are working–and he’s asking for an immediate answer. More from Air Force Times:

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has directed military officials to provide him a report by Oct. 19 verifying that each of the 221 installation voting assistance offices is appropriately staffed to meet the needs of troops.

He gave officials three days to get it done; the memo was issued Oct. 16 to the service secretaries, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, and chiefs of the combatant commands.

“We must do all we can to ensure that service members know the steps necessary to vote, particularly those service members deployed or based away from home. This issue must be addressed immediately,” he wrote.

Mr. Panetta issued his directive after the DoD Inspector General reported it could not reach about half of the voting assistance offices by phone, despite repeated attempts. Members of Congress have expressed similar concerns.

At first blush, the SecDef’s actions seem to be a model of bureaucratic urgency and concern. A three-day suspense for this sort of survey is virtually unheard of along the E-ring. So, a lot of action officers will be burning the midnight oil for the next few days to give Secretary Panetta the information he requested.

But in reality, Mr. Panetta’s demand is little more than a farce. The IG report was issued in late August–almost two months ago. Why did the Defense Secretary wait so long to issue that last-minute tasker?

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Sorry, but this is “cheating”. All’s fair in love ‘n’ war.

At least in Heinlein’s Starship Troopers, soldiers couldn’t vote until they became a vet.

As a vet, I find this disgusting.

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Gooferment fails to protect the children

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Alert: Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office has preliminarily identified the body of a girl found near her home as that of Autumn Pasquale 

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I feel terrible for the girl’s family and their neighbors.

That a teenager isn’t safe in her own neighborhood.

Sorry, but no person in Government should get anything but an below average rating next year. 

The only valid reason to have Gooferment is to protect the citizens from all enemies foreign and domestic.

Clearly, in this case, it failed.

I have to wonder that if the girl was properly trained and armed if the result might have been different?

Aren’t we will to trust our progeny?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Fifth Amendment violation by “permits

Thursday, October 18, 2012

http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/landowner-stands-ground-against-government-shake-down/?cat_orig=politics

WND EXCLUSIVE
Landowner stands ground against government ‘shake-down’
Supremes agree to decide how much regulators can require
Published: 13 October 2012
by Bob Unru

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“But regulators saw a chance to pounce and make all kinds of costly, unrelated, outrageous demands,” he said. “Without any justification, the government demanded money, labor and resources as the price for allowing the Koontzes to use their own land.

“This was a flat-out shakedown, a form of extortion,” he said.

Family members had tried for years to develop the land, but the local St. Johns River Water Management District would not issue the necessary permits, “because Koontz would not agree to costly and unjustified conditions that the district imposed.”

“Specifically, the district demanded that Koontz dedicate his money and labor to make improvements to 50 acres of district-owned property located miles away from the proposed project,” the legal team explained.

“In other words, what we have here is a classic case of an unconstitutional shakedown. The U.S. Supreme Supreme Court has ruled that the government violates property rights – it commits a ‘taking‘ in violation of the Fifth Amendment – if it tries to use the permitting process to extract conditions that aren’t related to the impact of the proposed development.”

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“But regulators saw a chance to pounce and make all kinds of costly, unrelated, outrageous demands,” he said. “Without any justification, the government demanded money, labor and resources as the price for allowing the Koontzes to use their own land.
“This was a flat-out shakedown, a form of extortion,” he said.
Family members had tried for years to develop the land, but the local St. Johns River Water Management District would not issue the necessary permits, “because Koontz would not agree to costly and unjustified conditions that the district imposed.”
“Specifically, the district demanded that Koontz dedicate his money and labor to make improvements to 50 acres of district-owned property located miles away from the proposed project,” the legal team explained.
“In other words, what we have here is a classic case of an unconstitutional shakedown. The U.S. Supreme Supreme Court has ruled that the government violates property rights – it commits a ‘taking ‘ in violation of the Fifth Amendment – if it tries to use the permitting process to extract conditions that aren’t related to the impact of the proposed development.”


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Red-light camera; revenue raising scam

Thursday, October 4, 2012

http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2012/10/bamboozled_red_light_camera_er.html

Bamboozled: Red-light camera error leads to road of exasperation in Edison
Published: Monday, October 01, 2012, 9:16 AM Updated: Monday, October 01, 2012, 9:43 AM
Karin Price Mueller/The Star-Ledger By Karin Price Mueller/The Star-Ledger

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In March 2010, Lauren Morosoff packed her stuff into her 2008 Scion TC and moved from Kendall Park to Colorado for a job opportunity.

Unsure of how long she’d stay in Colorado, the 27-year-old kept her New Jersey driver’s license and license plates.

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But a few days later, the Morosoffs had a change of heart — not because they felt they were wrong — but because of pure economics.

The cost to file an appeal is $75, plus transcription fees, and they’d have added costs to send the documents “certified mail.”

“It seems like Lauren might have to appear in court and with the cost of airfare over $400 and the time she’d have to miss from work, it’s not financially feasible,” Morosoff said. “I suppose she could hire a lawyer to represent her, but I can’t imagine what his fees would be.”

Simply paying the fines would be far less costly, unless an attorney would take her case pro bono.

“This really eliminates any faith I had in our judicial system,” Terri Morosoff said.

“We cannot even trust our own state to do the right thing. I feel very sorry for all New Jersey and non-New Jersey drivers out there,” she said.

“Who knows how many others have received bogus tickets and were forced to pay them?”

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Why are the girls and boys still in AfPak?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

http://www.vtcommons.org/blog/mr-president-why-my-son-afghanistan-anna-berlinrut

Mr. President, Why Is My Son in Afghanistan? By Anna Berlinrut
Juliet Buck
Radical SAHM
Topics> Foreign Policy, Military, Politics, Diplomacy
Editors Note:

Anna is a member of Military Families Speak Out — the only nationwide organization of military families (and supporters) that want to bring our troops home from Afghanistan NOW and take care of them. There is power in numbers. We now have approximately 4,000 military families registered and about 2,000 non-military supporters. The larger we grow, the more powerful our voice will be. We also want to stop the War with Iran before it starts. That war would also not be in the best interest of our country.

This piece was originally published at warisacrime
Wed, 09/19/2012 – 8:37am

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September 17, 2012

Dear Mr. President:

He’s been in Afghanistan for two weeks, but I feel as though I’ve aged 10 years. This is my only son’s sixth deployment in harm’s way.

I was supposed to get together with friends Saturday night. But when I read that two more NATO troops were killed in Helmund Province in a green on blue attack, I cancelled my plans. Then I found out they were Brits. This morning I heard that four American troops were killed by Afghans in uniform. Another mother’s son is dead. Not mine.

I don’t understand why our troops are there. First we were told it was to destroy al Qaeda. But Bin Laden is dead and al Qaeda has not been in Afghanistan in large numbers in many years. They are now scattered around the world in many countries.

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My son is an ANA trainer in one of the most volatile regions of Afghanistan. He has left his pregnant wife and two young sons to go half way around the world to a country where many of the people he is trying to help want to kill him. Our President cannot give me a valid reason why he is there. It’s time to bring all of our troops home and take care of them.

Sincerely,
Anna Berlinrut, Maplewood, New Jersey

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Like Ron Paul said: “We can just march out!”

There is NO logic to why we are there, still there, ever went there.

Argh!

This just proves to me that the “anti-war movement” was astroturf!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposal

Friday, August 17, 2012

From: WSJ.com Editors <access@interactive.wsj.com>
Date: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Subject: WSJ NEWS ALERT: Watchdog Offers Mortgage Rules
To: reinkefj

__________________________________
News Alert
from The Wall Street Journal

A federal consumer regulator is expected to propose Friday the first set of national standards for the mortgage-servicing industry, which has been riddled with problems in the wake of the housing bust.

Under the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposal, loan servicers would be required to evaluate homeowners’ applications for loan-assistance within 30 days of receiving an application and would be barred from going ahead with a foreclosure until a final decision has been reached on a borrower’s application for help.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444900304577579591114136230.html?mod=djemalertNEWS

 

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Talk about locking the barn after the whole herd has left the building!

I can’t wait to see the details of this.

Does it “charge back” the originator with the costs. IBM used to have a commission back out program when a Customer was “lost”. Needless to say, they lost very few Customers and, when they did, a sales team exited with the Customer.

Does it set standards for downpayments, ARMs, negative amortization, and balloons? In the “old days”, home mortgages were 50% down and 5 years max. Needless to say there were few if any defaults. Compare that to the NIJA no down no income no job applications of the subprome mess. Clearly these protections should apply to the Donald Trumps. He can stand the loss, but the “little people” need to be taught the lesson.

As a little L libertarian, if I have to have Gooferment, let’s at least try to pretend it can do something.

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Hollywood bribes the District of Corruption

Sunday, May 27, 2012

http://www.smartmoney.com/spend/travel/10-things-hollywood-wont-tell-you-1337096257188/?cid=djem_sm_WeekontheStreet_t#articleTabs

10 Things Hollywood Won’t Tell You
Now playing: sequels, 3-D reruns and long ads.
By CHARLES PASSY

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6. “We scratch Washington’s back…”

Yep, even Hollywood has a lobbying arm: the Motion Picture Association of America, which spent more than $2 million wooing elected officials last year. And its positions aren’t always popular with either the public or politicians. Recently, the association, under the stewardship of former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, pushed for antipiracy legislation designed to keep films from being easily shared and copied online. But the bills were seen as restricting the overall use of the Internet and failed to garner support. After Congress put the legislation on hold, Dodd warned that “those who count on ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake.” That led some critics to charge that the MPAA was bullying legislators and prompted an online petition asking the White House to “investigate this blatant bribery.” The Obama administration declined to comment on the petition.

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This one caught even an old grump like me. I thought they were just “liberals”. Turns out they are “unindicted coconspirators”!  

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Drones over Amerika

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

WMAL in DC is going nuts with drones and drone sightings.

They have DOD documents that say that USAF is authorized to use them in a myriad of cases. 

So has the Big Brother “Surveillance State” become a fait acompli?

Similar to one’s electronic privacy that disappeared with the introduction of the Social Security Number.

You remember that gag “Not For Identification Purposes”?

I just had to give it to the gas, electric, and cable companies to start service at my new “crash pad”.

Argh!

“We, The Sheeple” wake up. 

The “third revolutionary war” is over. YOU lost.

You may know return to the modern day bread and circuses where everyone depends on a Gooferment check (and YES, that INCLUDES Social Security!) and everyone watches “reality TV” for their “life”.

Argh! Squared.

By way of a small revolt, I only have one TV in my new condo. And, that’s just a concession to guests.

Argh! Cubed.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: I don’t understand how the “dead” vote?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru8pfv2MG7I&feature=colike

NewsBusted 5/11/12
Topics:
–Labor Force
–Dead Voters
–Obama Girlfriend
–Physicians
–Newt Gingrich
–South Carolina Teacher
–Jewish Voters
–Florida Gynecologist

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It seems like every time I fart, some one in the Gooferment is noting it.

For example, my wife wasn’t even dead one day and the Social Security Admin had automagically reached into her bank account and pulled back their last social security check. (Not even pro-rated for the 26/28 days of the month that she lived.) The speed amazed everyone in the family.

So why can’t the voting rolls be purged just as quickly?

The corrupt power structure likes the mess just fine.

It’s for the same reason you have to show id to get on an airline, but not to vote.

Mad yet?

If not, joint he Tea Party. If not, go back to sleep because you’re “We, The Sheeple” and part of the problem.

See the problem is not the politicians and bureaucrats robbing us blind. We know them. We can see them! Like Madame DeFarge, we’ve marked them. 

It’s “We, The Sheeple”. They are the problem. Sleepwalking through life. Oblivious to their patriotic duty to the Republic.

Like that supposed quote … “a Republic, if you can keep it.”

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Minnesota taxpayer “raped”!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/viking-raid-minn-senate-approves-plan-to-subsidize
-new-football-stadium-with-half-a-billion-tax-dollars/

Business Viking Raid: Minn. Senate Approves Plan to Subsidize New Football Stadium With Half a Billion Tax Dollars
Posted on May 10, 2012 at 8:30pm by Becket Adams Becket Adams

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP/The Blaze) — The Minnesota Vikings moved to within a governor’s signature of getting a new $975 million stadium on Thursday after the state Senate approved a plan that relies on $498 million taxpayers dollars.

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Disgraceful!

What else can one say?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Yet another “bad kop” story

Monday, May 7, 2012

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2012/tle668-20120429-05.html

Please Help Ginny
by Jim Davidson
jim@vertoro.com

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Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

This past Saturday night 21 April, a friend of mine, Ginny Cambron, was at a night club with a friend of hers. As they were leaving, another woman bumped into Ginny and began to get an attitude with her. Ginny’s friend stepped in between the two women to prevent anything from starting. As he did so, the other woman threw her drink in his face. Ginny and her friend immediately turned and left the bar to avoid any conflict. Her friend pushed the door open forcefully, which broke a plate of glass.

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And so starts yet another “bad kop” story.

How many of these will “We, The Sheeple” accept? 

Sorry, my “emotional tank” overflowed a long time ago.

DO I believe that every “actor” in these stories? NO!

IS every “actor” the representation of “true goodness” or “true evil”? NO!

IS this blog an evidentiary hearing to uncover the truth as best humans can? No!

This is a social commentary that WHEN the expect levels of a process are targeted at ZERO and the observed results if FAR GREATER than that zero, then this fat old white guy injineer says that the process is “Operating Outside of Acceptable Boundaries” and becomes a “MATTER REQUIRING ATTENTION”.

OK, Sheeple, what are YOU going to do about it? You’re on notice!

Remember the German Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals, other “Undesirables”, and any “good people” who objected being loaded on the trains for their death camp.

For those Sheeple that object “Can’t Happen HERE!”. Have you “forgotten” the “Reservations” for the American Indians and the Japanese American Internment. Hell they have you lining up and taking off your shoes at airports. What’s next? Strip searching women. Like the XRAY machines?

Fools!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Family farms … the latest target?

Friday, May 4, 2012

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2012/tle668-20120429-03.html

The Wholesale Slaughter of America’s Family Farms
by Jonathan David Morris

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Case in point: Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and her unbridled effort to obliterate family farms.

Last August, the Department of Labor looked around, scratched its head, and decided the new thing it should focus on was applying child labor laws to agricultural settings. Offhand, you’re thinking, “Well, shouldn’t they be applied?” Well, sure. In a corporate feed lot. What we’re talking about here is the use of children on farms that those children’s families own. Put into practice, these laws will, in the words of a Department of Labor press release, prohibit children under the age of 18 from “being employed in the storing, marketing, and transporting of farm product raw materials.”

Furthermore, the laws would designate a number of farm-related places as completely off limits to children. Dangerous places like country grain elevators. And silos. And… livestock auctions?

Our country isn’t as loaded with family farms as it used to be hundreds of years ago, but such farms do, indeed, still exist, and these child labor laws would do nothing short of hurt them.

According to Secretary of Labor Solis, the reason for this move is simple. “Children employed in agriculture are some of the most vulnerable workers in America,” she says. “Ensuring their welfare is a priority of the department.” It doesn’t take a genius to know that any time the government cites the children as a reason for an action, all of us should be extraordinarily nervous.

So let’s look at what these laws would accomplish, before we determine why.

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Obviously, just another payoff to “Big Something”. 

By “Big Something”, just consult the Sheeple’s dictionary: 

“Big Pharma”, who controls the FDA. “Big Labor”, who got the lion’s share of the GM takeover. “Big Banks” who got the bailout to loot the Treasury.

So in this example, the Big Corporate Farmers are getting a subsidy  from the taxpayer directly and indirectly. Wonder who pays for the lobbying. And, campaign contributions. Think back as to “cui bono” (i.e., who benefits) from the genius idea to put food plants into our gas tanks when a large chuck of the world’s population is starving? If you think the Consumer or the Taxpayer, then I have a bridge to sell you!

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Genocide? The result of confused policies

Monday, March 12, 2012

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/4/obama-defunds-snowflake-babies/

Obama defunds ‘snowflake babies’
Program aids in embryo adoption
By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times
Sunday, March 4, 2012

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While some observers support this move as a way to free up funds for more urgent reproductive-health concerns, supporters of embryo adoption say this is the wrong time to abandon embryos that are sometimes called “snowflake babies.”

“I think that daily we talk to people about … embryo donation and adoption, and we hear the response, ‘Really? I didn’t know that was even possible,’” said Ron Stoddart, executive director of Nightlight Christian Adoptions, which in 1997 pioneered the process of infertile couples “adopting” the extra embryos that another couple’s in-vitro fertilization process inevitably produces.

Hannah Strege, the first of these frozen, unique “snowflake” babies, was born in December 1998. Researchers think as many as 50,000 of the 600,000 cryogenically preserved embryos in the U.S. eventually could become available for adoption.

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Being childless is heartbreaking.

Murdering helpless children is horrific.

The problem was setup when the decision was made to START down this path. That sets you up to have the problem of FINISHING off the journey.

We certainly can’t afford the Gooferment; so cuts are essential.

It is just pathetic that we wind up at this stupidity. Isn’t that saying “leaders lack vision and the people perish”?

I’ll drag out my favorite personal realization from the Original Adventure by Wally Crowthier. “If you kill the bird, you can’t get past the sake.” That translates to: “What if the potential person that’s killed is the next Salk who will cure cancer, the next Hawkings who will explain the Universe, or the next Mother Teresa who will comfort untold number of sufferers?”

Imagine 50,000 Jonas Salk’s or 600,000 Mother Teresa’s?

It makes me sad. I know Frau Reinke would have taken as many as she could. Sad.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Gooferment tests on unsuspecting USA cities

Thursday, January 26, 2012

http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/104030.html

U.S. Army Dispersed Zinc Cadmium Sulfide Over U.S. Cities in the 1950s and 1960s
Posted by Michael S. Rozeff on January 22, 2012 09:02 AM

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This is old news, but it was news to me. Some reports are here, here, and here. Dispersion of this compound and other microorganisms were conducted in America and England without informing the public. The official rationale for these trials was that they were done to learn about germ warfare, but why the secrecy? Because people in the affected areas would have surely objected, and these areas included large cities like St. Louis, Corpus Christi, Winnipeg and Fort Wayne.

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Who knows what damage “they” caused?

Clearly, the Gooferment, the politicians, and the bureaucrats are all “war criminals”. The Nazis were put on trial for killing their civilians.

Argh!

I’d call it “tin foil hat”, but there doesn’t seem to be any dispute as to what happened. And, there doesn’t seem to be any outrage.

“We, The Sheeple” go back to sleep. Nothing to see here?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: BHO44 mandates violate the First Amendment

Saturday, January 21, 2012

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obama-admin-mandates-religious-employers-cover-contraception-cost-catholic-bishops-furious/

Faith Obama Admin Mandates Religious Employers Cover Contraception Cost, Catholic Bishops Furious
Posted on January 20, 2012 at 8:21pm by Tiffany Gabbay

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The Catholic Bishops of the United States are reportedly furious over what they call the “literally unconscionable” decision by the Obama Administration to require that contraception be included in virtually all health plans provided by religious-affiliated institutions to their employees.

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The Gooferment’s attack on the Church continues.

In clear violation of the First Amendment.

When do “We, The Sheeple” wake up?

When do Christians and Catholics stand up?

When do “we” stand for our rights?

You only have them if you defend them.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Minimum house size?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

http://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-house/%E2%80%9Ctiny%E2%80%9D-a-short-documentary-about-living-small/

“TINY”: A (short) Documentary about Living Small
by Kent Griswold on November 27th, 2011
Guest Post by Merete Mueller, co-director and producer of the film.

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“TINY: A Story About Living Small” is a short documentary about Christopher Smith’s process of building a tiny house from scratch with no building experience in the mountains of Colorado. The film also follows the lives of other families around the country who have downsized their lives to less than 400 square feet.

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That cabin turned into a tiny house on wheels when he learned that building codes in Park County, Colorado would require him to build a house of at least 600-square feet. He realized that a house on wheels would allow him to bypass these laws, and the more that he learned about tiny houses, the more he liked the idea of minimally impacting the land he had bought by simply parking his small home on it, instead of digging a foundation into the ground.

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Doesn’t anyone else find this “absurd”?

In the era of conspicuous consumption, homelessness, and unsaleable McMansions, why not “small”?

It seems that “tiny” houses can be done for well under 100k$.

Guess this doesn’t make the tax collectors happy or the builders.

What’s wrong with youngsters going back to the land and building something they can afford?

Make me ask what is the purpose of a building code anyway? Make work for politicians and bureaucrats. Not like they stand behind their “inspections”. Just watch “Holmes on Homes” or do a project with contractors that require permits and “inspections”.

What a joke!

Except that we pay for it in so many many ways.

Couldn’t we have a “village of tiny houses” without it being a “shanty town”. Instead of “projects” or “dormitories”, tiny houses.

Homes that people can afford.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: EU, water, and dehydration

Monday, November 21, 2011

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/8897662/EU-bans-claim-that-water-can-prevent-dehydration.html

EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration
By Victoria Ward and Nick Collins
6:20AM GMT 18 Nov 2011965 Comments

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EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.

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Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense.

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“The euro is burning, the EU is falling apart and yet here they are: highly-paid, highly-pensioned officials worrying about the obvious qualities of water …”

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ROFL!

Sure glad that “our” idiots are NOT doing anything so stupid. Like worrying about the authenticity of Vermont maple syrup.

There are important issues of the day and this is a sympton of the problem — highly paid politicians and bureaucrats!

Fire them all.

Gooferment is the meme that kills.

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