RANT: GSA’s 10% occupancy rate?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


EPA Spends $92 Million on Office Furniture
Jason Stapleton –  Sep 25, 2015

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If you’re thinking, “That must be some nice furniture!” you’re absolutely right. The EPA ended up spending an average of $6,000 per employee buying some of the most expensive furniture in America.

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More shocking was the assertion that the inventory of Government Services Administration (GSA) leases shows that there is a 10% occupancy rate.

The podcast states that the GSA has an inventory of 8,000 buildings. With a 10% rate, that means that they only need 800?


Any place I ever worked that occupancy rate was between 80 and 120%. 

With teleworking, even less space is needed.


The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. And this is an example of it.

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RANT: All is not well with the “refugee” influx

Monday, September 28, 2015


Germany in a state of SIEGE: Merkel was cheered when she opened the floodgates to migrants. Now, with gangs of men roaming the streets and young German women being told to cover up, the mood’s changing 

  • Thousands of economic migrants are posing as refugees to reach Europe
  • David Cameron said this week that Europe must said failed asylum claimants back to their countries
  • Demands for Germany’s ‘open doors and windows’ policy to be scrapped
  • Women said rape and child abuse were rife in Giessen’s refugee camp

PUBLISHED: 18:27 EST, 25 September 2015 | UPDATED: 19:29 EST, 25 September 2015

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Meanwhile, the migrants keep arriving. Many have deliberately thrown away their passports on their journey through Europe, so they can pretend to be Syrian refugees rather than economic migrants.

The authorities, now being urged by both the EU and Germany’s leaders to return those who aren’t genuine, are completely overwhelmed.

At Freilassing, on the border with Austria, I see hundreds of migrants waiting in teeming rain to reach Mrs Merkel’s promised land. Wrapped in see-through charity macs, they queue excitedly for soup. Most have travelled for weeks, from Turkey by boat to Greece, then via Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia to Austria.

‘We are nearly there,’ says Arun Ari, 27, grinning. He comes from the Syrian town of Kobane, where Kurdish fighters have been battling Islamic State for two years.
He seems a deserving refugee among so many who are not, yet won’t show me his identity papers.

Deserving or not, he faces a tough future. Arun will be processed in one of the camps set up all over Germany in former military bases, school gymnasiums, sports halls, even a former monastery. Yet, just like him, almost every male migrant I meet is optimistic.

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And, if this is happening in Germany, then it must be happening here.

These communities show no signs of “assimilation”.

Wonder where it all ends.

Strife and mayhem?

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RANT: Steelers website hints at shadiness

Saturday, September 12, 2015


As Steelers website hints at shadiness, NFL to review communications gripe
Nate Davis, USA TODAY Sports 12:40 p.m. EDT September 11, 2015
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“Strangely enough, whenever an NFL representative proceeded to the New England sideline to shut down their headsets, the Steelers headsets cleared. Then as the representative walked away from the New England sideline, the Steelers’ headsets again started to receive the Patriots game broadcast.”
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Once again the NFL isn’t doing their job.
Two guys listening in to each team. Listener #1 — Comms go bad for team #1; he flips a switch to kill team #2 comm.
And, visa versa.
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RANT: That hit on the referee was criminal

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Two high school football players investigated for hit on referee
ReutersReuters – 16 hours ago

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(Reuters) – Two San Antonio, Texas high school football players are under investigation after they smashed into a referee during a game, according to local media.

In a play during John Jay High School’s game on Friday, one of the team’s defensive players ran into a referee’s back, sending him to the ground, where another player dove on him, according to a video posted on the San Antonio Express News website.

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It says “investigated” by the school and league.

The hell with that.

They should be arrested and criminally charged.

That was not even close to reasonable behavior.

Where was the coach or coaches not to calm their teams down?

Sounds like a black eye for all of  texas football.

This was imho criminal behavior.

What happened to “sportsmanship”?

At least, a “lifetime suspension”, discipline for the team, school, and the league. 


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RANT: There are only “negative” rights; “positive” ones imply a duty by others

Monday, August 31, 2015



Only “rights” are negative rights. Positive rights — like what you are calling “access to affordable health care — implies that someone else must provide them. Does the doctor have to work at 3AM to be accessible and for free to be affordable? If not the doctor, then why forced — by being robbed — to pay for that service for someone else?

Moral principles are the same in the first world as the third world.

Charity care has ALWAYS been available. And IS available.

An example, a fellow at the AL on a merchant marine disability pension had some serious health issues. He was treated at Princeton Hospital as a “charity case” and it cost him nothing.

The original hospitals were set up by religious organization to provide care for the poor. Columbia Presbyterian, Baylor Baptist, Jewish Memorial, and the vast number of Catholic ones.

Then the Gooferment got into “health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or something else with “Medicare and Medicaid” and it has been a mess ever since.

People “demanding” their “rights” to “free stuff” has been the death of the American Experiment.

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RANT: Martin O’Malley wants to expand “social security” with more and higher taxes

Sunday, August 30, 2015


Another View – Martin O’Malley: To ensure retirement security, let’s start by expanding Social Security

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This is not our American Dream. As a nation, we must act to ensure the retirement security of American families. And we should start by expanding Social Security benefits — not cutting them or merely “enhancing them” — to provide a foundation for a more secure retirement to all those who have worked hard to achieve it.

Social Security has worked so well for so long because it is fundamentally fair: Everyone pays in, and everyone receives a payout. The result? Social Security now provides a guaranteed retirement or insurance benefit to almost every worker in America — while keeping 300,000 Granite Staters out of poverty.

However, despite Social Security’s remarkable success, if you listened to Republicans and even some Democrats talk about the program today, you’d think the sky is falling. But let’s be clear: Social Security is not in crisis.

It’s not the sky that’s falling. It’s the floor that’s falling out from under our seniors.

As Democrats, it is time to stand up for our values and call for the expansion of Social Security for all beneficiaries. Increasing Social Security benefits remains the best and most straightforward way to provide greater retirement security for American families — not raising the retirement age, or cutting benefits for our seniors, or privatizing Social Security and putting the program in the hands of Wall Street.

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Sorry, but “Social Security Insurance” is a Ponzi scheme where the victims don’t get a choice.

If it’s such a great idea, why is it compulsory?

It’s hard to get into all it’s negatives in a short space and limited time, but let’s remember Bastiat’s “seen and unseen”. What could people have done with the “FICA taxes” stolen from them and their employer?

Even an index fund that mimiced the S&P, Dow Jones, or Total Stock Market would have returned 10% per year average over 30 years. What kind of retirement would people have versus the negative return that social security represents.

In 1977, Chile eliminated their “social security” plan in favor of a free choice one and they are better off for it.


Stop socialism and trust the free market for a better life for all. 

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RANT: The TSA now isn’t the ONLY suspect

Thursday, August 27, 2015


TSA inadvertently shows the dangers of master baggage keys
blogger-avatarby Jon Fingas | @jonfingas | 22 hrs ago

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Security researchers have long warned of the dangers of using master-keyed locks — if thieves get their hands on just one key, they compromise all of the compatible locks at the same time. And unfortunately, the US’ Transportation Security Administration is learning this lesson the hard way. It briefly let the Washington Post show a photo (we’ve blurred the details) of the master baggage keys it uses for approved locks, giving crooks a crude guide to making duplicates. And you can’t just switch to a non-standard lock to get around this, since TSA agents will rip it off if they catch it during an inspection.

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Can the Gooferment be any more immoral, ineffective, and inefficient?

The stupid bureaucrats allowed a picture of their “masters” to be published.

Maybe it’s deliberate?

Now that the picture’s out, you can’t automatically blame the TSA!


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