GOVEROTRAGEOUS: End Gooferment defined benefit pension plans immediately

Friday, April 20, 2018

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5617901/Oregon-public-university-president-receives-monthly-76-111-pension.html

REVEALED: Oregon public university president receives a $76,111 A MONTH taxpayer-funded pension

  • Dr Joe Robertson retired as president of the Oregon Health & Science University in October last year 
  • The 66-year-old is receiving a monthly taxpayer-funded pension of $76,111
  • His pension is considerably higher than what the average family in Oregon earns a year with the median household income being $57,532 in 2016
  • His high pension is a result of the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System
  • Pensions paid out by PERS are reportedly consuming other essential spending

By Emily Crane For Dailymail.com

PUBLISHED: 10:08 EDT, 15 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:19 EDT, 15 April 2018

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A former Oregon eye surgeon and public university president is receiving a $76,111 a month taxpayer-funded pension after retiring late last year. 

Dr Joe Robertson, the former president of Oregon Health & Science University, will receive an annual pension of $913,000, which is the state’s largest public pension.

The 66-year-old’s pension is considerably higher than what the average family in Oregon earns a year. The median household income for the state was $57,532 in 2016, according to Census data.

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Why should the taxpayers be one the hook for something that’s impossible for them to get?

It puts a burden on future taxpayers that they can’t escape.

And, in the case of the average fixed pension, inflation can ravage the purchasing power of the pension.

By making it a defined contribution plan, the taxpayer is off the hook for a future liability.

Argh!

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HEALTH: Plant-Based Diets for Diabetics

Thursday, April 19, 2018

https://nutritionfacts.org/2018/04/12/plant-based-diets-put-to-the-test-for-diabetes/

Plant-Based Diets Put to the Test for Diabetes
Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on April 12th, 2018

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The bottom line is that the more plant-based diet “led to a greater improvement in quality of life and mood. Patients consuming a vegetarian diet also felt less constrained than those consuming the conventional diet.” People actually felt the conventional diabetic diet was more restrictive than the plant-based diet. Disinhibition decreased with a vegetarian diet, meaning those eating vegetarian were less likely to binge, and the subjects in the vegetarian group tended to feel less hungry. All of this helps with sustainability in the long term, which is, of course, critical for any dietary change. So, not only do plant-based diets appear to work better, but they may be easier to stick to. And, with the improvement in mood, patients may exhibit desired improvements not only in physical, but also in mental, health.

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I’d wish I had know this back in 1970.

Would it have made a difference, who can say?

But, upon reflection, I’d hope I’d have been smart enough to try it.

Argh!

Add it to my list of failures.

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SECESSION: I don’t believe that 350M people should be ruled bt the “District of Corruption”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

https://tomwoods.com/i-gave-this-washington-post-reporter-an-earful/?omhide=true

I Gave This Washington Post Reporter an Earful
12th April 2018 — Tom Woods

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Blast from the past:

One of my favorite speeches ever was the one I gave in Houston, on secession, during the last presidential campaign.

The Mises Institute hosted a one-day event on secession. Ron Paul and I were among the speakers. The Washington Post sent a reporter, for the obvious purpose of reporting on Ron’s remarks as a way of embarrassing then-candidate Rand Paul.

Now you’d think secession would be a question we could discuss rationally, the way we discuss anything else. The American Union is obviously just a utilitarian arrangement, to be judged by how well it works, and not sacred and unchangeable. (Why on Earth would it be? Does the Union exist for the people, or the people for the Union?)

Of course, we’re not allowed to have this conversation. Why, neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama thinks it’s a reasonable question, so that does it, citizen!

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Why can’t we dissolve the Union?

Allow CA to do a @calexit. And, everyone else that wants out to get free.

Worked for the USSR.

Argh!

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ECONOMICS: Never thought of a cargo ship that way

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2018/04/whos-we.html

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018
Who’s the “We”?
Donald J. Boudreaux

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You’ll say that the “we” is Americans – to which I say that our capacity as Americans to make all these marvels has emphatically not been dismantled.  We do make them, sometimes directly and other times in a roundabout way.  But always we make them.  As the economist David Friedman points out, we Americans have an ingenious machine for transforming the corn that we grow in Iowa into automobiles that we drive.  That machine is called a “cargo ship.”  Into the ship we put corn and, a few days later, out of the ship comes automobiles.  We make cars by making corn.  This production process is akin to every other production process: mix various inputs together to produce something different and greater than the sum of its parts.

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Now that’s an insight.

And the Gooferment should get out of the way of “we” filling up the outbound ships with “stuff”!

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FUN: A “trash panda” makes fools of Gooferment bureaucrats and their “raccoon proof” trash can

Monday, April 16, 2018

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5611463/Rascal-raccoon-figures-open-secure-bin-hilarious-footage.html

Trash panda strikes! Brazen bandit figures out how to open ‘raccoon proof’ trash can in seconds in hilarious footage

  • Toronto householder Graeme Boyce spotted the brazen daylight break-in
  • The animal forced its way in to the ‘raccoon-proof’ trash can in 30 seconds 
  • They were introduced in 2015, touted at the time as being totally critter proof
  • But the animal in the video dispelled that claim with consumate ease 

By Alastair Tancred For Mailonline

PUBLISHED: 05:32 EDT, 13 April 2018 | UPDATED: 08:41 EDT, 13 April 2018

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This is pretty funny. 30 seconds to dispose of the barrier?

Link when they mandated “bear proof trashcan” in North Jersey. The bears just threw the cans at the conveniently located garage doors; splitting the cans open and damaging the garage door. Then they proceeded down the street and doing it at every house. Nothing like having an annoyed hungry bear in the neighborhood.

When will people learn that wildlife will find a way to survive. And, we’d best not get in their way.

This video made me laff at the arrogance of humans.

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GUNS: Without them, it’s all about size and strength

Sunday, April 15, 2018

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5612133/Horrific-moment-female-worker.html

Horrific moment female worker is pinned to the floor by knife-wielding ‘rapist’ before a ‘guardian angel’ bursts in to save her

  • Man spotted a woman being attacked in a shop in Krasnoyarsk, Russia
  • Seeing ‘an attempted rape’ by another man with a knife, he intervened
  • CCTV caught the moment  the attack took place, and when it was stopped

By Will Stewart In Moscow for MailOnline

PUBLISHED: 09:25 EDT, 13 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:49 EDT, 13 April 2018

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A Russian man has been hailed as a hero after saving a female shopworker from an armed man who was ‘attempting to rape her’. 

Alexander Vysotsky was walking past a shop in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, when he saw a young female clerk being attacked by a man, and dashed in to pull him off her, and held him down until police came.

The horrific attack was caught on CCTV and shows the woman, known only as Ekaterina, 28, suddenly attacked by a man with a knife in the shop.

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

I think the RKBA is a “woman’s issue” or a “senior citizen’s issue” or a “gay right’s issue” or even a “bully’s victim’s issue”.

We need to “even the playing field” from the thugs and criminals. Make them guess. 

As wrote more than a decade ago:

“I particularly like unlimited concealed carry. If the criminal regards the general public as sheep to be shorn, then let’s sprinkle in a few “sheepdogs” with big teeth in the flock.

Guess which gay to bash? Buzz, wrong, you picked a Pink Pistol and you’re dead!

Guess which woman to bash? Buzz, wrong, you picked a Paxton Quigly and you’re dead!

Guess which brown person to bash? Buzz, wrong, you picked a Massad Ayoob and you’re dead!”

https://reinkefaceslife.com/2006/11/02/guns-lets-sprinkle-in-a-few-sheepdogs-with-big-teeth-in-the-flock/
GUNS: Let’s sprinkle in a few “sheepdogs” with big teeth in the flock
Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 at 20:26

“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

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FITBIT: Versa?

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Fitbit Versa Smartwatch, Black/Black Aluminium, One Size (S & L Bands Included)

Fitbit Versa Smartwatch, Black/Black Aluminium, One Size (S & L Bands Included)

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