RANT: “Speed limits” are about revenue generation


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.


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TINFOILHAT: The JFK cover up IS proof


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).


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SECURITY: How to spot a fake email?


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”.


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


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!


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


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.


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

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:


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.


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


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

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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


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.


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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INTERESTING: Prevent fainting by drinking water?


How to Prevent Fainting

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Syncope, otherwise known as fainting, is the sudden, brief loss of consciousness caused by diminished blood flow to our brain; that occurs at least once in about one in five people, and in about one in ten may happen over and over, responsible for millions of emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Though sometimes fainting can be caused by heart problems, most often it’s triggered just by standing (because blood pools in our legs) or strong emotions, which are called vasovagal reactions. Under certain circumstances, such as blood donation, syncope has important medical and societal significance. More than 150,000 people experience fainting spells or near-fainting spells each year when they’re giving blood. So, it would be good to find a way to avoid it. But, if you think that has medical and societal significance, what about fainting when you’re driving? It goes without saying that losing consciousness while driving can pose a serious threat to the patient and society. Of a group of folks getting tested for it, 9% reported they had lost consciousness while driving.

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Is there anything we can do to prevent the symptoms in the first place? Do we have to wait until we’re all dizzy, clammy, and nauseous? Well, speaking of cheap, safe, and effective, just drinking water can prevent it. So, if you know needles make you whoozy, five minutes before you get stuck, chug down two cups of water, which can dramatically bring pressures up within minutes in people who are predisposed to fainting, and has similar effects in normal healthy adults.

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I’m astonished. I never knew this. While I never had any trouble donating, I’ll keep this in mind.

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SURVIVAL: What can we learn from Paris?



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III. We Have Been Confronted with—and Solved—This Problem Before 

The most important point to bear in mind is that we have been down this road before. Yes, we have faced the threat of terror, and overcome it. In fact, we can identify four distinct waves: the pre-World War One era, World War Two, the Cold War, and now, the Long War on Terror.

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It would seem that “tolerance” is passé.

We have to get tough with both the inside and outside threats. That doesn’t mean bomb everything in sight. In fact, it may mean less bombing. And, less immigration with stricter standards and vetting.

Personally, I think ending Gooferment welfare for both individuals and Crony Capitalists would go a long way to turning the situation around.

One of the cry of the “migrants” in Europe is “give us money”. That’s exactly the wrong thing to do. In the legal immigration wave of the Italians, the Irish, the Poles, etc. etc., no one got anything for free.

Hard? Yes, but necessary. 

The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. It doesn’t do “charity” well. 

Since the Left often says: “don’t let a good crisis go to waste”, “We, The Sheeple” should use this one to clean house.


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Yet in the end, these gun controls appear as impotent against determined attackers as do gun-free zones in the United States. These laws create an uneven playing field, where the terrorist and criminal are armed, but law abiding citizens–even hundreds of them at a time–are soft targets for lawless men with bad intentions.

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It certainly seems that one lesson from Paris is that “gun bans” don’t work.

Hopefully some sanity on this topic will seep into “We, The Sheeple”.

“Gun Free Zones”, like “drug free zones”, just are pathetically stupid guarantees of “target rich environments”.

What can we do to convince the politicians and bureaucrats — and their accomplices in the media — to put their collective heads out of their <synonym for a bunch of donkeys> and end these “killing zones”.

You can’t unstrike the gong, can’t roll back the clock, and can’t change criminal behavior by wishing it away.


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POLITICAL: “This is going to get very ugly very quickly.”



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Hollande is likely to get a great deal of such support. Because in one night of slaughter, the attacks in Paris have caused the tectonic plates of geopolitics to shift sharply rightward, and no one will be unaffected. The new axis of opinion in the U.S. and Western European countries is plainly going to be harsher, more interventionist and less tolerant of, well, tolerance. Americans were already beginning to lose their post-Iraq war squeamishness about intervening overseas: a November Quinnipiac University poll found that American voters, by a 54-38 percent margin, backed sending U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State in Iraq. It’s safe to assume we’re about to grow more even more interventionist in mood, and Obama, as is his wont, may well follow the public temper, stepping up the minimalist approach he’s taken to countering Islamic State in Iraq and Syria so far.

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One can only hope that “We, The Sheeple” get smarter and not let this turn into more interventionism.

One can assume that the Donald will be swept into office with his gruff, but surprisingly anti-war, ideas. The wall will be built. The “refugee resettlement” will end BHO44’s attempt to remake America into a Democratic paradise of European Socialism. And, hearts will be hardened.

I hope that we learn the lesson that America’s crude use of force to topple “bad guys” has caused this “blowback”. 

I would assume that the terrorists hit Paris because they can’t hit us here. … … Yet!

As I said to a certain young lady last night: “This is going to get very ugly very quickly.”

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GOLDBUG: Gold prevents theft by the politicians


Ep. 529 Leftist Site Attacks Gold Standard; Here’s Our Smackdown
9th November 2015
Tom Woods

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ThinkProgress, the heresy-hunting thought-control site, lashed out at Ted Cruz last week for advocating some kind of tie between the dollar and gold. Cruz himself is not the issue; the issue is how terrible their article was. Their article is the bologna; the Tom Woods Show is the slicer.

About the Guests

Joseph T. Salerno is academic vice president of the Mises Institute, a professor of economics at Pace University, and the John V. Denson II Professor of Economics at Auburn University.

Jeffrey M. Herbener is chairman of the department of economics at Grove City College and associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

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SALERNO: Yeah, that’s true, absolutely. In the 19th century, prices from 1800 or so toabout 1896 fell by about 20%. In other words, $1 bought roughly 20% more in 1896 than it did in 1800, whereas if you compare the timespan that the Fed was in existence from 1914 until today, our dollar’s worth about 4 cents. So in other words, the value of the dollar has declined by over 95%, and it has nothing to do with — that is, the 19th century performance — had nothing to do with the fact that the dollar was tied to a”shiny metal” and that the value was real; it’s simply that the gold standard restrained the number of dollars that politicians could print.

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I think the essential point, of a “gold standard” or any “sound money”, is the restraint it put on the banksters to dilute the value of money. At least the Kings and Princes of old had to “clip” the gold and silver out of the coins. 

I came to this epiphany when I saw a Smithsonian exhibit of the French franc over time. IT started as a “hockey puck” of gold and wound up as a “very very thin shirt button” of gold. Argh! That’s when the light bulb went off. All I could think at the time was William Jennings Bryan saying “I will not help to crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.” We should have stuck with gold!

I can’t imagine what America would be like if we didn’t have the FED (The Federal Reserve Bank is a misnomer. IT ain’t “federal”. It reserves nothing. And, it ain’t a “bank”. It is a private cartel of the elite banks run for their benefit and that of the entrenched politicians.) which allowed the welfare / warfare state to silently rob the people of their wealth. Argh!

Now try to lock the proverbial barn door.

The FED’s “zero interest rate” policy for the last eight years (?) is a double disaster — (1) without interest rates to filter “bad” capital projects, all sorts of mistakes are being made; AND (2) the poor old senior citizen on a fixed income have had their wealth destroyed.


Hope there is a special circle of Hell for these people.

Good job by Woods, Salerno, and Herbener to knock this out of the “park”.

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RANT: Our clueless President



Obama under fire for saying that ISIS has been ‘contained’ just hours before Paris attack as he heads to Turkey for G-20 Summit 

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GUNS: Home defender 1; now room temperature criminal zero.


Authorities say South Carolina teen used mother’s gun to kill burglar
Published November 11, 2015

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A South Carolina teenager left home alone used his mother’s gun to shoot and kill a burglar, authorities said Tuesday.

Fox Carolina reported that deputies responded to a report of shots fired at a home in Ladson Tuesday shortly before 2 p.m. EST Tuesday. When they arrived, they found the unidentified 13-year-old boy and asked him to come out of the home. 

The boy said he heard a vehicle pull up behind his house, then heard someone trying get inside a few minutes later. At that point, the teen picked up his mother’s gun and went to the back door of the home.
Authorities said the boy told them he fired the gun through the door and the person outside fired back.

The boy fired several more shots, apparently wounding the suspect. According to Fox Carolina, neighbors reported hearing gunshots before seeing a gray car pull out near the home and speed away. 

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While I don’t advocate firing thru doors at unidentified targets, this time it seemed to work out.

It’d be interesting if there were pictures of all involved and their criminal records. I’d be willing to bet that this is not the first time these two miscreants pulled this off.

Every child in America should know how to handle a gun safely. As well as other tools, like chainsaws, knives, drills, saws. It’s just another tool.

As a little L libertarian, I’m a porcupine. Cute and cuddly if you don’t mind a few quills when you attack. We’re not going to initiate a fight, but we will finish it.

This young man did a great public service. No way of knowing what other harms he has prevented. Hope he can live with the resulting PTSD.

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RANT: Victims are defenseless sheeples in a virtually gun free zone!


Surge in robberies on Capitol Hill alters residents’ routines, lifestyles
By Peter Hermann November 10 at 6:51 PM

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“I saw a guy walking toward me,” Pitluck said. “He just passed me and said, ‘Hey,’ like a greeting. Then, two seconds later, he turned around to grab my phone.” Pitluck said it took a moment before she understood she was being robbed, so she didn’t immediately let go. He punched and scratched her upper chest and neck. She screamed.

When he got the phone, the man jumped into a waiting car. A neighbor shouted out the number on the temporary — and probably fake, police later told Pitluck — tags. “We’ve got to call the cops,” the woman yelled.

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“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

I would assert that it’s no coincidence that the “District of Corruption” has Chicgo like gun laws.

In the jungle, only the strong survive.

“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein

Make a few of these thugs room temperature and this will go out of fashion quickly.

From a technology perspective the carrier should be able to immediately track them and / or “brick” them, making them worthless.

Even if they are recycled, then the person turning it in should be arrest for “receiving stolen property”.

Maybe the phone case manufacturers can make them with dye packs.


The lady who was the victim was lucky she wasn’t raped or badly injured.

“God made men and women; Sam colt made them equal.” — Unknown


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POLITICAL: Let’s get the “unfunded liabilities” out of the shadows


Milton Friedman’s Solution for Social Security Would Work for Government Pensions Too
By Lawrence J. McQuillan  •  Tuesday October 20, 2015 3:16 PM PDT  

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Friedman’s approach to Social Security can also be applied to ending the state and local government pension crisis. The programs are very similar: Social Security and state and local public pensions have massive unfunded liabilities; and they promise a stream of benefits after retirement.

Applying Friedman’s solution, state and local governments across the country would close their defined-benefit pension plans and issue bonds to beneficiaries equal to the current expected value of the stream of benefits owed. The bonds would be due today or at retirement depending on the beneficiary’s stage of life.

As with Social Security, this approach would ensure that people receive what they have been promised. It would force governments to acknowledge the true extent of the unfunded pension liabilities and establish a specific financing plan (something they refuse to do today). And it would permanently close these politically mismanaged defined-benefit plans.

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The current 18T+ national debt and the guesstimated 200T+ in unfunded liabilities is what our posterity will have to deal with.

“When there’s an elephant in the room introduce him!” From his “Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch (RIP 2007 at age 47)

Just pretending it’s an “off balance sheet” entry is reminiscent of Enron.

Take the medicine now when it’s just disgusting; rather than dies a horrible death from a self0inlicted wound.

Take off the blinders and wake the flock up. 

“We, The Sheeple” are heading for a slaughter!

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POLITICAL: Fiorina doesn’t need to give a written detail of her tax plan


Fiorina: No Need for Written Tax Plan
By Greg Richter
Sunday, 08 Nov 2015 12:04 PM

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Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said in an interview televised Sunday that she doesn’t need to give a written detail of her tax plan since such plans are never implemented exactly as written anyway.

“Politicians put out detailed plans for all kinds of things; it never happens,” Fiorina said on “Meet the Press.”  

Instead, she said, people should got to her website where she answers questions from all comers about her plans as president.

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So why doesn’t she put her three pages on the website?

I bet at HP she certainly had written plans. How else do you communicate what you will at least attempt to do?

She lost ground in my “measuring”!

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VETERANS: Don’t “thank me for my service”; do bring the troops home


As a stateside vet from 1970-1973 during the Viet Nam ‘war”, I am keenly aware of all the KIAs, MIAs, the maimed, and those forever changed vets. I think that the way society treats them — dusts them off for Veterans Day and then puts their problems out of sight and mind back in the closet until next year — is hypocritical.

When the “Wounded Warriors” charity has to advertise to help them, that’s a symptom of the problem. When we let politicians and bureaucrats — of both parties — send the future vets to war without a vote, that’s a symptom of the problem. When the politicians are too busy to ‘welcome’ every returning vet and ‘bury’ every body coming home, that’s a symptom of the problem.

So please don’t “thank me for my service”, in the grand scheme of things, my sacrifice was so modest compared to the others, it’s not worth mentioning. Instead use that effort to solve some of the problems. Most notably, demand that the politicians and bureaucrats bring the girls and boys home immediately like Ron Paul suggested in the last two Presidential campaigns.

On Wall Street, there’s an old maxim that so true and applies here. “When in a hole, stop digging!” You want to honor all the Vets, stop making new ones. We should not be sending girls and boys to fight unless the Congress votes an old fashioned declaration of war because our liberty is the threatened and we have no choice.

Dona Nobis Pacem!

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VETERANS: The Commander In Chief should be vetted if we have “boots” getting killed or maimed


Release the Records: Ben Carson vs. Barack Obama, College Edition
Nov. 9, 2015 7:34am
Wayne Root

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The mainstream media just opened the door for conservatives to demand President Barack Obama release his Columbia University records immediately. How nice of them! Thank you!

The media decided to investigate Dr. Ben Carson’s claims about getting a scholarship offer from West Point. They say Dr. Carson made a “false claim.”

Did he?

I don’t know. It’s muddled and debatable, although clear that one of the world’s most prominent brain surgeons certainly doesn’t need to exaggerate any claims about his education. Dr. Carson claimed he was “offered” a scholarship by a well-known Army general if he applied to West Point. He wanted to be a doctor and chose not to. Was it an actual scholarship offer, or just a casual conversation? Politicians exaggerate or remember things to their benefit all the time. But his claim, however interpreted, didn’t cost taxpayers a dime.

The same can’t be said of Obama’s whoppers. Obama’s lies about Obamacare alone have cost American taxpayers millions, even billions in higher premiums and medical costs. Like millions of others, I lost my insurance based on Obama’s lies, and now I’m paying far more and getting far less. Obama promised the world and delivered disaster.

Now THAT’S a significant lie.

Jonathan Gruber, the architect of Obamacare, even admitted fraud was committed to fool the “dumb voters.”

But, let’s compare apples to apples. The media is going after Dr. Carson for supposedly making false claims about his college record. So isn’t this the perfect time to demand fair, unbiased and equal treatment of Obama’s college record? As any good trial lawyer would say, “The media opened the door to this one.” If you can investigate Dr. Carson, then you must investigate Obama’s claims about college as well.

Apples to apples. The media is trying to disqualify Dr. Carson’s right to the presidency based on his college records. Why did they never check Obama’s college records? Why are Obama’s Columbia records STILL sealed seven years into his presidency?

The media anxiously called West Point demanding to verify Dr. Carson’s claims, but never called Columbia to verify Obama’s claims. Why? If claims about college from 30 or 40 years ago are important for Dr. Carson, why not Obama?

Did Obama make false claims about his college experience? No one can prove it (yet) because his college records are sealed. Why? What is he hiding? If it matters for Carson, it should even more for a man already sitting in the White House with his fingers on the economy and the nuclear button.

It’s time to DEMAND that Obama release his Columbia college records.

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I am shocked that this has never been exposed before.

We know why.

BHO44 is crazy radical leftist democrat. So no vetting was required.

See my rants on war, and you’ll know why I want the “Nobel Peace Prize winner” to be vetted BEFORE he gets girls and boys maimed and killed.

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GOLDBUG: China acts like gold is NOT a “barbarous relic”


China Probably Raised Gold Hoard Again by Adding 14 Tons
Saturday, 07 Nov 2015 12:52 PM

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China probably boosted central-bank gold holdings yet again in October, raising them by about 14 metric tons, as it seeks to diversify its foreign exchange reserves.

The value of gold assets was $63.26 billion at the end of last month from $61.19 billion at end-September, according to data on the People’s Bank of China website released Saturday. That works out to 55.38 million troy ounces or about 1,722.5 tons, based on the London Bullion Market Association afternoon price auction on Oct. 30, Bloomberg calculations show. The stash was 54.93 million ounces a month earlier.

China ended six years of mystery in July over how much gold it’s hoarding as it seeks to spur greater global use of its currency and pushes for the yuan to be included in the International Monetary Fund’s Special Drawing Rights basket.

Efforts to promote the yuan have boosted speculation the government is stockpiling gold as part of a plan to diversify its $3.53 trillion in foreign-exchange reserves.

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Unless you think that the Chinese are “dumb” — according to the Keynesian economists — gold is more valuable than fiat currencies.

Silver and gold were money long ago — prior to the 1932 in the USA — thanks FDR — and probably will be again. 

When the <synonym for excrement> hits the proverbial fan, how will you protect your wealth. 

Real estate can be taxed to death. Savings are ravaged by inflation and zero interest rates. Technology is eliminating unskilled labor at $15 per hour. And outsourcing is killing white collar and high paying blue collar work. Also, just in case there’s anything left, HB1 visas are allowing foreigners to replace American workers.

Trump is tapping into the anger and frustration of “We, The Sheeple”.

And, the Chinese are “diversifying” out of US Treasury debt and into gold.

What should you do? I know what I’m doing.

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LIBERTY: A libertarian view of when to go to war


Jason Stapleton

US blows 43M$ on a gas station
at a little past the 2 minute mark

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Speaking about this Afgan thing, I made a comment the other day something to the effect that if you have to go to war … … … and I explained what an ugly business war is … … how violent it is, how innocent people wind up getting killed, we should never ever ever ever go to war unless our liberty is directly threatened, unless the risk to our way of life exists. And, I use that as the standard to go. The liberty within our shores. What I advocate on this show is a defensive posture. A defensive military. A miltary that defends our borders much the way that Japan had for many years after World War 2. … … But if you have to fight, if Liberty is directly threatened, well then there are no holds barred. If we are going to go out and we know where the enemy is, then we bomb the city and then we bomb it again and rearrange the pieces because we understand that we will lose the greatest gift that God has given us if we don’t stand up and fight.”

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This is the best description of my feelings on “war”. As a little L libertarian, a porcupine, a Free State Project mover, this is what I want the “Department of Defense” to be.

Sorry but we never needed “Homeland Security” if the “Department of Defense” was doing its job.


The Zero Aggression Principle doesn’t mean you don’t fight. It means you never start one. But if you get into one then you just win.


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POLITICAL: “Truth in Accounting” for ALL Goofermental units


The Real Issues You Won’t Hear from the 2016 Presidential Candidates This Election Year
By John W. Whitehead
The Rutheford Institute
November 6, 2015

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The national debt.

Why aren’t politicians talking about the whopping $18.1 trillion and rising that our government owes to foreign countries, private corporations and its retirement programs? Not only is the U.S. the largest debtor nation in the world, but according to Forbes, “the amount of interest on the national debt is estimated to be accumulating at a rate of over one million dollars per minute.” Shouldn’t the government being on the verge of bankruptcy be an issue worth talking about?

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It’s worse than that.

The current 18T$+, on its way to 20T$, national debt in only the tip of the iceberg!

Let’s not forget the guesstimated 200T+ in unfunded liabilities that our posterity will have to deal with.

And, what about the States, County, and Municipalities?

Sounds like we need a “Truth in Accounting” law for ALL Goofermental units to follow.

I know in NJ the state pension fund is underfund.

There’s a reason that corporations have gone away from “defined benefit” plans. The Gooferment must do the same.

The Taxpayer can’t be on the hook for an unlimited tab.


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POLITICAL: Will “The Mistress of Deception” become President?


The Mistress of Deception
By Andrew P. Napolitano
November 5, 2015

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So, in violation of federal law and the U.N. arms embargo on Libya she authorized the shipment of American arms to Qatar, knowing they’d be passed off to Libyan rebels, some of whom were al-Qaida, a few of whom killed Ambassador Stevens using American-made weapons. When asked about this, she said she knew nothing of it. The emails underlying this are in the public domain. Clinton not only knew of the arms-to-Libyan-rebels deal, she authored and authorized it. She lied about this under oath.

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The Judge presumes that the FBI will not be politicized.

Is Hillary to big to topple?

By comparison to other cases, this is bigger and “worser” than any to date.

Go big or go home?

Who will have the hues muchos grande to make the charge?

If there is no patriot to come forward, then she may well get away with it.

Time will tell!

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So, in violation of federal law and the U.N. arms embargo on Libya she authorized the shipment of American arms to Qatar, knowing they’d be passed off to Libyan rebels, some of whom were al-Qaida, a few of whom killed Ambassador Stevens using American-made weapons. When asked about this, she said she knew nothing of it. The emails underlying this are in the public domain. Clinton not only knew of the arms-to-Libyan-rebels deal, she authored and authorized it. She lied about this under oath.

GUNS: I’d like one of these; maybe a case


“Refugee” Invasion Spurs Gun Rush In Europe
Posted by Bob Owens on November 3, 2015 at 7:11 am

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Most of Europe lacks Austria’s relative freedom, and so the only way to acquire firearms is on the black market. When firearms ownership is treated harshly and legal firearms are not an option a curious thing happens.

Instead of purchasing a difficult to hide shotgun, a concerned citizen will purchase a submachine gun, such as as a Vz.61 Skorpion, which is becoming increasing popular in “gun free” Great Britain.

Cz skorpion

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Every human being is born with an innate human right to armed self-defense, and people will seize that natural right—even if denied that right by government—when threatened.

It’s going to get sporty in Europe, folks.

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Sounds right to me.

Everyone who wants one should have one!

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Most of Europe lacks Austria’s relative freedom, and so the only way to acquire firearms is on the black market. When firearms ownership is treated harshly and legal firearms are not an option a curious thing happens.

Instead of purchasing a difficult to hide shotgun, a concerned citizen will purchase a submachine gun, such as as a Vz.61 Skorpion, which is becoming increasing popular in “gun free” Great Britain.

TINFOILHAT: Metrojet Flight 9268 speculation


Did a U.S. Sentinel Drone Hit Doomed Russian Metrojet?
By Jack Perry
November 3, 2015

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They say this plane broke up in mid-air. Aviation experts say that planes could break up in midair usually because of one of three reasons: a catastrophic weather event, a midair collision, or an external threat, such as a bomb or a missile. But if it hit a drone, wouldn’t we find wreckage of the drone? Not necessarily, at least not immediately. It’ll be mingled with the wreckage of the aircraft. It probably would have gone INTO the aircraft, rather like a bullet into a window. If it ran into the cockpit as its point-of-entry, there would’ve been no radio distress calls or even any register of anything that may point to the crew having seen the drone.

But wouldn’t the drone have been picked up on radar? Not necessarily. The U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel drone is a stealth drone capable of evading radar. Therefore, it would also be manufactured from mostly composites, thus the wreckage of one will take a lot of time to discover if it collided with this airliner. We know these drones are in the Middle East because Iran captured one back in 2011. It has an operational ceiling of up to 50,000 feet. The plane impacted something at around 31,000 feet, well within the altitude range of a Sentinel drone. The latest is that the crew was incapacitated. Yes, and that’s why I think the airliner ran into the drone head-on. They also say the plane lost speed rapidly, again pointing to a head-on midair collision.

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This will be “interesting” if true!

How will this be covered up?

I’m speechless.

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SOFTWARE: iMessage on the MAC OS X doesn’t report completely

Found a confusing “use case” with iMessage on the MAC OS X:

Sent two texts this morning, one worked and one failed repeatedly.

Figured out why it was failing, duh.

I text from the mac because I like the full keyboard. I text X and Y every morning and night. (“I’m alive … still!”)

This morning X’s went through to her iPhone as usual, but Y’s didn’t.

Then I realized iMessage uses the iPhone to text Y with SMS. And my iPhone was out of power. And, the MAC version of iMessage just reports: “not sent”.

Which technically is true, but it should say something like “no response from your Iphone, dummy”. Argh!

Strike one for a poor design. Or is that “a feature”?


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