WSJ: Repeal the Jones Act

Friday, October 13, 2017

FROM BEHIND THE WSJ PAYWALL

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The better solution is for Mr. Trump to waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico for at least a year, and then throw his weight behind a Congressional repeal of the law. Otherwise, he’s rewarding the swamp of shipping special interests at the expense of Puerto Ricans and U.S. taxpayers.

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Under the heading of “never waste a good crisis”, “we”, little L libertarians, should take the opportunity to repeal one of the “payoffs” to Crony Capitalists.

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RANT: Twitter suspension is political?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/twitter-suspends-rose-mcgowans-account-1048018

Twitter Suspends Rose McGowan’s Account
11:00 PM PDT 10/11/2017 by Abid Rahman , Jackie Strause

The actress, who has emerged as a Hollywood voice in the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal, revealed the news on her Instagram and Facebook accounts.

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Seems like twitter is afraid to offend the Hollywood establishment?

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GUNS: Anti-gun proposals would be immoral, ineffective, and inefficient.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

http://www.wnd.com/2017/10/top-5-anti-gun-proposals-and-why-theyll-never-stop-a-madman/

TOP 5 ANTI-GUN PROPOSALS AND WHY THEY’LL NEVER STOP A MADMAN
Firearms expert reveals only real way to save innocent lives, end mass shootings
Published: 13 hours ago GREG COROMBOS

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“In 98-plus percent of these mass public shootings since 1970, these attackers have gone in places where they knew victims weren’t able to defend themselves, so-called gun-free zones where general citizens weren’t allowed to have guns for protection,” Lott explained.

“The reason why they go and do that is because they may be crazy in some sense, but they’re not stupid. They want to kill as many people as possible. And they know if they go to a place where people can’t protect themselves, they’re going to be able to go and kill more people.”

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In short, the looney left has not come up with a single idea that would prevent anything.

We are plagued by their “good intentions” and Unintended Consequences!

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: First Gooferment creates the problem … …

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

FROM BEHIND THE WSJ PAYWALL

https://www.wsj.com/articles/end-of-the-social-security-number-a-white-house-official-thinks-so-1507069469

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‘I feel very strongly that the Social Security number has outlived its usefulness.’—Rob Joyce, the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator

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Identity theft would be VIRTUALLY impossible without the “Social Security Number”.

Ignore for a moment that the societal problems that the whole concept of “Social Security” has created, just look at the havoc that the “identifier” has created.

The Nazis tattooed numbers not hose they wanted to kill. Cows are ear tagged “identification purposes”. What’s the difference?

Argh!

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SECURITY: He was moving terabytes of data off Congress’s system — why?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/10/10/democrats-it-scandal-just-got-even-more-bizarre.html

The Democrats’ IT scandal just got even more bizarre
By Frank Miniter, Fox News

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I’m referring to the strange case of Imran Awan, the IT aide Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., kept on her congressional payroll even after it became known he and his wife, Hina Alvi Awan, were being investigated by the Capitol Police for possible theft, fraud, moving terabytes of data off Congress’s system and more.

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Sounds like this is getting more interesting.

Wonder when, or if, the whole story will come out?

I hope all the IT security folks are watching carefully!

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HEALTH: Dementia is NOW an Epidemic

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

2017-Oct-10

Dementia and Alzheimer’s is Now an Epidemic in America
Posted on Sep 25, 2017, 4 p.m.

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  • One in 8 over 65 years old in the USA has Alzheimer’s
  • In 2014, an estimated 5.2 million in the USA have Alzheimer’s
  • Women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than men
  • 1 in 6 Women will develop Alzheimer’s
  • Just 5 years ago in 2012 the United States alone spent $200 Billion with Medicare, Medicaid and Out of Pocket Expense for Alzheimer’s and other Dementia care not including Private Health Insurance. This number is projected to go to $1 Trillion.
  • Alzheimer’s can start as early as the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s.

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“Remember this if you still can, as most of the population starts to age we have to be prepared for what is rapidly going to be one of our biggest healthcare problems, if not the biggest healthcare problem, Dementia in all its forms. We have to start trying as many preventative measures as possible to curb or try and cure all forms of dementia before they take hold. We now know that 1/3 of our aging population will die with a form of Dementia and 1/6 of all woman will die with the most commonly known form of Dementia —Alzheimer’s,” stated Dr. Ronald Klatz, President of the A4M, Sept. 25, 2017.

“We all know healthcare isn’t perfect. If we don’t start addressing Dementia now, which is now a United States epidemic, caring for those“We all know healthcare isn’t perfect. If we don’t start addressing Dementia now, which is now a United States epidemic, caring for those effected with Dementia will soon become the single biggest cost of our healthcare system and become an unimaginable burden on the family, and loved ones that have to take care of the afflicted. We will all suffer along with our parents, our older brothers, sisters, colleagues, and friends as their minds decay. This is a problem bigger than Aids of the 80’s and just as serious as Cancer, and Diabetes. As over 10,000 people a day, projected to go to 15,000 people a day, turn 65 in the United States, Dementia will soon be the #1 Health Risk, age related or not. Dementia is quickly the disease that will affect everyone in America, directly or indirectly. It’s an Epidemic we really need to look at stronger, harder, and take as many preventative medicine type measures to try and halt, cure, or eradicate the Age  Disease. Dementia is not just affecting a segment of the US population. It is attacking Seniors the fasted growing segment of the American population at alarming rates,” added Dr. Ronald Klatz.

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This has to be addressed by all the politicians and bureaucrats who are “redesigning” the America “health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or something else as yet to be identified.

Personally, I am very concerned about this. My family is “crazy” and maybe that inoculates me from the “disease”? 

I do follow a doctor who advocates for a plant based diet as a preventative to all sorts of diseases and health malfunctions. One of them is Alzheimer’s.

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/alzheimers-disease-grain-brain-or-meathead/

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Well, the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is “significantly lower” for Africans in Nigeria “than for African Americans…in Indianapolis,” for example—up to five times lower.

Alzheimer’s rates for Japanese-Americans living in the U.S. are closer to that of Americans than to Japanese. So, “when people of one ethnic group move…from their homeland to the United States,…Alzheimer’s rates [can increase] dramatically.”

“Therefore, when Africans or [Asians] live in the [U.S.] and adopt a Western diet, their [increase in] Alzheimer’s [risk suggests] that [it’s] not the genetics.”

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It’s hard for me to go vegan. I’ve been non-vegan for SEVEN decades. I am too lazy to exercise and diet. But I am making some “some” progress on these fronts. 

BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), articles like “re-motivates” me.

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WSJ: Is Weinstein’s movie flops the reason his conduct now becomes public?

Monday, October 9, 2017

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL “The 10-Point”

Grossed Out 

The Weinstein Co. board of directors fired co-chairman Harvey Weinstein from the independent movie and television studio on Sunday, citing allegations of sexual misconduct. In multiple conversations over the past few days, board members expressed fury not just about revelations of Mr. Weinstein’s financial settlements with women who accused him of sexual harassment, but also the high-profile producer’s public attempts to defend himself. The allegations have cast doubt on film and television projects in the company’s pipeline, and left Hollywood wondering about its future. Several top Democrats have sought to distance themselves from Mr. Weinstein, including by making charitable donations to offset his past political contributions to them. And much of Hollywood—rarely shy on matters of women’s empowerment—has been conspicuously silent about Mr. Weinstein’s apparent behavior.

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And I am sure that his “losing streak” profitable movie-wise, has nothing to do with the unacceptability of his alleged conduct?

Hollywood “celebrities” are two faced idiots, who have equated their success with “expertise” in all manner of topics, and “We, The Sheeple” listen to their “barbara streisand”. 

Argh!

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