RANT: “Speed limits” are about revenue generation

Monday, November 30, 2015

http://ericpetersautos.com/2015/11/29/speed-averages/

Speed Averages
by eric • November 29, 2015 • 15 Comments

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For example, a memo issued to the highwaymen of Fairfax County, Virginia:

“Two traffic stops is the minimum acceptable daily average, calculated on a monthly basis. Either two summons and one warning must be issued and entered per day on average. (Two warnings are not acceptable). All days, all officers are required to be well-rounded in their production, regardless of minimum standards.”

The bolding, underlining and italics are not mine. They are in the original.

“Well-rounded in their production.”

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SO what are you going to do about, you Sheeple you.

Argh!

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TINFOILHAT: The JFK cover up IS proof

Thursday, November 26, 2015

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/11/no_author/jfk-disinformation/

The Mystery of the Constant Flow of JFK Disinformation
By Russ Baker and Milicent Cranor Who.What.Why.
November 25, 2015

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One can debate that forever, though the assembled evidence is that it was not Oswald at all who wanted Kennedy dead, not Oswald who shot him. More important, however, is the evidence, everywhere, of a coverup — from hanky-panky in the autopsy room to a shockingly premature termination of any efforts to seriously investigate. Was the coverup itself not proof of more going on? Of course it was.

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Of course, and the cover up is often worse than the crime.

As a dedicated tin foil hat, I firmly believe that there is a lot more “covering up” than we understand.

I also think that it’s essential to just ask questions and not speculate.

The label, tin foil hat, and “Conspiracy Theorist”, are use to smear and denigrate legitimate questions.

After all, what is the harm in asking “questions”. Other than the answers might lead to more questions than answers.

I, for one, don’t know the “answer”, but every surely knows the “questions” (i.e., what are the facts; cut bono; where is the evidence).

Argh!

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SECURITY: How to spot a fake email?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/22/tech-q-spy-apps-fake-email-and-bluetooth-speakers.html?intcmp=hpff

How to spot a fake email?

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Q. I got an email from Amazon that was a security alert about my account. How can you tell if it’s legit or not?

A. The fake email is a favorite of scammers trying to steal your information. Major companies don’t send out emails that haven’t been checked by a team of professional writers and editors, so poor writing is a dead giveaway. They also won’t ask you to click on anything or download an attachment.

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I have a better way. GET YOUR OWN DOMAIN!

May I suggest that you have your own domain? The common wisdom, or is that common whizdumb, is to own your own name as a domain name. I gives one quite a bit of control. And, it’s very cheap. I know three solutions at 15$/year using wordpressdotcom with gmail, 25$/year email only with 1and1, and 60$/year for domain+email+webspace also at 1and1. My point is not that you should use 1and1. http://www.1and1.com/?k_id=9113251 I could care less which one you use. It’s that getting on to your own domain with email is cheap and easy. And, it’s not hotmail, yahoo, or gmail. It IS your own “personal brand”.

https://reinkefaceslife.com/2010/02/27/service-your-isp-email-address-is-a-trap/

And you don’t want your ISP, like comcast, twc, or aol, to lock you into their service.

https://reinkefaceslife.com/2007/07/14/productivity-changing-email-addresses/ 

And you don’t want the hassle of changing your email and risk “losing” people.

Use my trick of assigning specific emails to your correspondents. For example, XRAY0001 at my domain is American Express. If I EVER get an email from Amex that doesn’t come in on that address, I know it’s a fraud and I delete it right away. Easy peasy!

Simple!

For cheap protection. Do it now. Lest a Nigerian Prince catch you “asleep at the switch”.

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GUNS: What are the four charges for an antique gun

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/11/22/maryland-student-who-prompted-closure-campus-found-dead/?intcmp=hpbt4

Maryland student who prompted closure of campus found dead
Published November 22, 2015 FoxNews.com

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Marberger had been wanted on four charges after authorities said he displayed an antique gun at his fraternity house last month. Phi Delta Theta fraternity kicked him out last week and last Sunday he resigned his position as speaker of the senate in the college’s student government.

Chestertown Police Chief Adrian Baker told WTTG he was scheduled to have a hearing based on the school’s honor code. Baker told the Fox affiliate Marberger didn’t make any threats against the school or students. It closed proactively.

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What were those charges?

Did he threaten someone with the “antique gun”?

In this age of PC, did the school drive him out because he dared to exercise his RKBA?

The story doesn’t give those essential details. And, Google doesn’t show any better source.

Argh!

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MONEY: RIC EDELMAN made a shocking (to me) point about identity theft targeting children

Monday, November 23, 2015

This is a about a 4 minute audio clip. The steps to detect it and correct it are rather easy. But do parents do them on an annual basis? Obviously not, if that 1/10 stat is reliable.

Here’s the link:

http://www.edelmanfinancial.com/radio/november-14-2015/identity-thieves-newest-target-how-to-protect-your-kids

Identity Thieves’ Newest Target: How to Protect Your Kids

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A recent study from Carnegie Mellon found that one in 10 kids under the age of 10 has had their Social Security number compromised.

Have you checked the financial records of your young children or grandchildren? Most people don’t even consider checking their kid’s financial records because … they’re kids. But that’s exactly why thieves target them.

They know children won’t use their Social Security number for years – usually until they’re old enough to go to college or get a credit card. By then the thief has successfully opened accounts, borrowed money and made purchases without anyone noticing.

“It’s a complicated world these days, and we need to be ever vigilant and diligent to protect ourselves,” Ric Edelman said.

Listen to the full clip above to learn the steps you can take to protect your child’s identity.

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I know what I’d do every year on their birthday? Check. But then I don’t have any so it’s easy for me to say.

YMMV

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POLITICAL: The politicians like the poor exactly where they are; voting democratic!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

http://www.cato.org/blog/cbo-tangled-web-welfare-programs-creates-high-tax-rates-participants

NOVEMBER 20, 2015 3:22PM
CBO: Tangled Web of Welfare Programs Creates High Tax Rates on Participants
By CHARLES HUGHES SHARE

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The dozens of different programs that form our tangled welfare system often impose high effective marginal tax rates that make it harder for low-income people to transition out of these programs and lift of those programs and into the middle class. As the people in these programs enter the workforce, get a promotion, or work more hours, they can lose a significant portion of those earnings through reduced benefits and increased taxes. A new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) illustrates this predicament: many households hovering around the poverty level face steeper effective marginal tax rates than even the highest earners. These prohibitively high tax rates can discourage work and limit their prospects, ultimately making them less likely to escape poverty.

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The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient.

And here’s an example.

At best, it’s an “Unintended Consequence”! At worst, it’s a craven disgusting way to keep people as slaves.

You decide.

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NOVEMBER 20, 2015 3:22PM

CBO: Tangled Web of Welfare Programs Creates High Tax Rates on Participants

The dozens of different programs that form our tangled welfare system often impose high effective marginal tax rates that make it harder for low-income people to transition out of these programs and lift of those programs and into the middle class. As the people in these programs enter the workforce, get a promotion, or work more hours, they can lose a significant portion of those earnings through reduced benefits and increased taxes. A new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) illustrates this predicament: many households hovering around the poverty level face steeper effective marginal tax rates than even the highest earners. These prohibitively high tax rates can discourage work and limit their prospects, ultimately making them less likely to escape poverty.


INSPIRATIONAL: Education Disaster is diagnosis

Saturday, November 21, 2015

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/11/walter-e-williams/government-schools-catastrophe/

Education Disaster
By Walter E. Williams
November 17, 2015

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While educational achievement among whites is nothing to write home about, that for blacks is no less than a disaster. Only 13 percent of black eighth-graders score proficient or above in math, and only 16 percent do in reading. In 2013, only 7 percent of black 12th-graders scored proficient in math, and only 16 percent did in reading. The full magnitude of the black education tragedy is seen by the statistics on the other end of the achievement continuum. “Below basic” is the score given when a student is unable to demonstrate even partial mastery of knowledge and skills fundamental for proficient work at his grade level. In 2013, 62 percent of black 12th-graders scored below basic in math, and 44 percent scored below basic in reading.

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Now you might ask what is “inspirational” about a “disaster”.

“When in a hole, stop digging!” — old Wall Street maxim

Gooferment Skrules are a disaster; no argument is possible based on the results.

The first step in solving a problem is to admit you have one.

And, it’s not racial — everyone is performing worse. And, it’s not about money — the schools are bankrupting the taxpayers. And, it’s not about “caring” — everyone knows we need more than “cannon fodder for the Army, willing morons for the factories, and useful idiots to vote for and be led by the elite”.

It is about the “Separation of Gooferment and Education”!

The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. So why would you expect it to be any different when it comes to education.

I’ve driven around a lot of America and in many communities the ONLY new construction is for Gooferment Skrules, Boards of Education, and Teacher’s Union Buildings.

Recognize the problem yet?

So how do we fix it.

Simple! 

Put parents back in charge. Make them pay for it. (Like so many Gooferment programs, when you disconnect cost from results, you eliminate a critical feedback loop.)

Now it took decades to make this particular “hole”, it’ll take decades to fix it.

Let’s take the next twenty years and “free” 5% each yearof the students to have “school choice”. Then, let’s take the next 20 years and reduce the amount paid to the parent for education by 5% each year.

Voilà! In 40 years, no more Gooferment Skrules!

If I could have sold my plan to Hands Across New Jersey (the anti-florid tax revolt group) in the 1980’s, then we’d almost have the problem solved by now. Argh! (My bad. I should have been a better salesman!)

It’s a shame that no one will ever fix this problem because there are too many getting rich off the current system!

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