RANT: ‘BIRDMAN’ over ‘SNIPER’

‘Birdman’ Wins Best Picture at Academy Awards

“Birdman” won best picture and best original screenplay at the 87th annual Academy Awards. The movie’s director, Alejandro G. Inarritu, won best director. Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne took top acting honors, and J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette won the Oscars for best supporting roles.

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You have to be kidding. I saw both in the movies. BIRDMAN was a giant non-sequitur of non-sense.

Guess fat old white guy injineers don’t understand “art”, the problems of an aging actor, or the angst of the creative process.

Waste of money imho.

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POLITICAL: Scrap the tax code

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/232688-rand-paul-scrap-the-tax-code

Rand Paul: Scrap the tax code
By Kevin Cirilli – 02/12/15 04:52 PM EST

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“The IRS is too big, too powerful, and we absolutely should scrap the code,” Paul, a prospective 2016 presidential candidate, answered. “Look for my tax plan later this spring.”

Paul was touting his “Audit the Fed” proposal, which has 30 co-sponsors and would allow the comptroller general to audit the Federal Reserve. Fed officials oppose the policy, saying that it’d politicize monetary policy.

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First thing is to change the incentives from “taxing work” to “taxing consumption”. On the way to not taxing at all.

All Gooferment “services” should be on a take it / pay for it or leave it / don’t pay for it basis.

Education is a classic example of a corrupt boondoggle.

Teachers are represented by “unions” who “bargain” with politicians and bureaucrats. The “unions” contribute money and labor to the politicians. And, everyone, except the taxpayer, gets rich.

First step to disassembling this is to END Gooferment defined benefit plans. Can’t find one in industry any more. Why are they in the “public sector”?

Argh!

We need a “Hercules” to clean the Aegean Stable!

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