RANT: AT&T IPHONE6+ order mid November delivery

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Preorder Processing
Expected Ship Date: 10/31/2014 To 11/11/2014

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I don’t think so!

Cancel.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Zero the corporate tax rate

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

https://secure.downsizedc.org/blog/your-penny-toward-a-whopper

September 11, 2014
Your Penny Toward a Whopper
By James Wilson

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I’m angered that Burger King has fled to Canada as a tax shelter. But I’m not angered at Burger King, which has only done what it thinks is best for its shareholders. I am, rather, angered at YOU. It isn’t Burger King that created the HIGHEST CORPORATE INCOME TAX in the world. YOU did that. And I DO NOT CONSENT!

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“Corporations are merely tax collectors; not taxpayers. They merely pass their costs along.” Lawrence Alan “Larry” Kudlow is an American economist, television personality, and newspaper columnist. August 26, 2014 0830 on WMAL Mornings on the Mall Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor

Essentially, taxing corporations hides the tax load on individuals. That’s one of the purposes of Big Gooferment is conceal how much tax we individuals are really paying. IF we knew, then the tax revolts would really start.

Add to that, the OTHER taxes that corporations pay (e.g., gas; utility; FICA for employees; “real estate”) also get passed along in their products. So when I go to the supermarket and buy a can of beans, I can’t tell how much of the price is cost of the beans, the cost to put the beans in the can, the cost of getting the can on the shelf, and the taxes paid along the way. It’s incalculable. And you politicians just love it that way.

Also, there is a another hidden layer of taxes buried in that can of beans, all of the costs of capital investment have taxes hidden in. Campbells buys a new machine to put beans in the can; how much in taxes is buried in that cost? Don’t forget the gas tax for the truck that delivered it. All buried.

Even worse is that the result of corporate taxes fall on the poor because they have spend to survive, those on fixed income who should be getting a break, families who have to spend, and the illegals who don’t get the full benefit of the taxes they are paying.

Bottom line: Only “real people” pay taxes.

My bottom line: I believe folks would be in revolt if they really knew how much in taxes they are paying.

Zero the corporate taxes. Cut the size of government.

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TINFOILHAT: Forensic Mysteries / Robin Williams

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/09/jack-d-douglas/concealed-homicide/

The Forensic Mysteries of Robin Williams’s Death
By Jack D. Douglas
September 4, 2014

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He had decades of alcohol and drug problems, severe anxiety and depression for decades [like many great comedians], many family problems, recent open  heart surgery, early Parkinson’s, depression over those, drugs and professionals for such problems, and was an obvious suicide threat, as all family probably knew to keep them watching for any serious problems he might have.

He supposedly did not take any of the drugs he could have  used for a peaceful exit, he slept alone, he supposedly was left alone in his room in a wing of the house where no one could hear his body thrashing around and falling to the floor upon his hanging death, no one checked on him for about sixteen hours, his wife left home without checking on  him, late in the morning his business manager [?] called, got no answer and went over to check on him and found his body.

Is this negligent suicide? Forgetfulness suicide? Concealed homicide? Or simply suicide by a man so despairing and angry at himself that he chose a very painful way to kill himself rather than take a mere bodkin close at hand?

I don’t know the answers and certainly do not impugn anyone’s public statements, but I know that any serious forensic investigation would ask about all of that and far more.

How alone can a world famous comedian be when he is in grave peril in many ways?

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Another possibility? Euthanasia.

I think the author brings up a very good question. Why was he SO alone?

Having had my spouse die on me, I know that I came up with a long list of stuff I’d done differently. That may not have made any difference at all.

One factor that the author overlooks is “money trouble” or “his perception of money trouble”. That could be a factor.

I knew one fellow who suicided because he was feeling technology obsolesce. He was a great guy to work for and his value to the organization wasn’t his understanding of some type of technology. Argh!

Guess we will never know.

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TINFOILHAT: Bush 41’S WWII Escape From Death

Monday, September 15, 2014

http://whowhatwhy.com/2014/09/02/an-enduring-mystery-about-bush-41s-wwii-escape-from-death/

An Enduring Mystery About Bush 41’S WWII Escape From Death
Print This Post Print This Post By Russ Baker on Sep 2, 2014

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The enveloping fog extends even to Poppy Bush’s most sterling political symbol: his record as a war hero. On September 2, 1944, the plane he was piloting was hit by Japanese fire during a bombing run over Chichi Jima, a small island in the Pacific. Bush successfully parachuted to the ocean surface, where he was rescued. His two crew members perished.

A documentary film about the rescue was aired as part of a 1984 Republican Convention tribute to Vice President Bush. And on September 2, 1984, forty years to the day of his doomed bombing mission, a ceremony was held at the Norfolk Naval Station, complete with a Navy band and an encomium from Navy Secretary John Lehman. Bush’s war service, Lehman declared, was the beginning of a career “which went on to mark some of the most remarkable achievements in the annals of American politics.”

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I’d heard this many moons ago.

It’s interesting that the “truth” always emerges.

Over time, one expects that “reports” will change. The human memory is very fallible.

I’ve read about experiments that demonstrate humans don’t remember squat. Throw in stress and they are worth even less.

That’s why video is so dispositive.

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INTERESTING: Football helmet

Sunday, September 14, 2014

http://www.popsci.com/article/science/helmet-could-change-football

The Helmet That Could Change Football
It’s flexible, but it can really take a beating.
By David Cassilo Posted 09.04.2014 at 1:30 pm

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Data Collection

Sensors in the helmet collect data on impact force, linear or rotational acceleration, and location. If the hit put the player at risk of a concussion, the information is sent to a handheld device that alerts the trainer on the sidelines.

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Sounds like “we” are getting serious about solving this problem.

The computer should be smart enough to rule a player “ineligible” in any level game.

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RANT: On hold — updated

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I just spent an hour on hold with AT&T.

Reminds me of an quote from The Big Bang Theory. #TBBT

Sheldon said something like: “I once spent an hour on hold with Customer Support at Hewitt Packard just to complain about their Customer Service.”

Argh!

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Conclusion: 4 hours and 3 minutes.

I must be <synonym for the act of procreation in real time> nuts!!!!

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POLITICAL: No R should mention the word “impeachment”

Saturday, September 13, 2014

http://brooklyngopradio.blogspot.com/2014/09/has-brooklyns-anti-obama-graffiti.html

Has Brooklyn’s Anti-Obama Graffiti Writer Gone Too Far?

So today during work, I get a call from my family about – of all things – how more Anti-Obama / Anti-Dem graffiti keeps popping up all over our Sheepshead Bay neighborhood. You may have seen my prior posts here and here about…

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Unfortunately, someone doesn’t realize the political realities of life.

Impeachment is the tool of the MINORITY party to remove a President that will hurt the party in the mid-term elections. Example, Nixon’s resignation.

No R should mention the word “impeachment” unless there is an R in the White House. (IMHO)

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