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Leaving ~the people~ only one remedy for ridding the system of the demonstrated incompetents and the obviously politically motivated. How much is it going to add to the already outrageous burden of Federally Mandated Overhead costs when the "Health Care" System has to bear the costs of 24-7-365 total lock down security for the panel members and their entire families?
5 months, 3 weeks ago on An ObamaCare Board Answerable to No One
People on the SNAP program are starving to death while gaining weight. Poor nutrition, exacerbated by the high level of processing of most of the foodstuffs available on the shelves of the local grocery store, often leads to increased calorie consumption as the body tries to obtain many of the trace elements and nutritional factors necessary for good health.
The AMA is part of the problem. The American Medical Association has become a trade group and industry lobbying concern that represents fewer than 50% of the Licensed Physicians in the USA. Their chief concern isn't proper nutrition or preventative care. AMA doctors make money form treating illnesses and infirmities, not from providing cures or prevention. The AMA works in lockstep with Big Pharma to promote "new and improved treatment" but rarely promotes complete and effective cure of disease, it just isn't as profitable.
For decades the AMA has demured on the efficacy of nutritional supplements such as a daily vitamin. Making a standard nutritional supplement part of the SNAP program might have a large impact on the current obesity pandemic.
But then again, if something as simple as a One-A-Day [brand name used for purpose of illustration] vitamin could reduce the weight problems of a significant percentage of those over-weight then the AMA would have to find some other 'disease' as a new profit center for its members.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on U.S. Doctors Target Sugary Drinks Bought by Government
Another Lunatic Leftist Liberal plays the played out Race Card.
Those of us who oppose late term abortions can only be defined as racist if you acknowledge that we are ~FOR~ the ~HUMAN RACE~.
Given the statistics on abortion at any point in the pregnancy a rational mind has to come to the conclusion that the ones advocating and or performing the abortions are the racists, based on the statistically significant number of abortions performed to prevent a black child from being brought into the world.
Bolster this with the stated intention of Planned Parenthood being to reduce the black population of the United States, as stated by the founder on the record and multiple times. We all know who the real racists are and it isn't the people who are against abortion on demand.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on MSNBC Panelist Suggests Opponents of Late-Term Abortions Are Racist
@Daniel Vaughn @Evermyrtle
Better yet right in front of the engines on Air Force One.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Obama Compares Catholic School With Racial Segregation
IF Catholic Schools are a form of racial segregation it therefor follows, as the night follows the day, that Islamist Schools [madrasa] are equally a form of racial segregation.
Stupid Liberals play the played out race card again.
@Terriern Unfortunately, the way things work now days there are going to be a lot of people that fall into the "not culls" category that will be swept along with the detritus.
I'm not inferring that these people are in the rocket science category but that they will be subjected to forces beyond their ability to overcome, even though by any other measure they are "not culls".
This is what happens when the herd mentality is allowed to reach a tipping point in a society. The nervous ones start to get agitated and the next thing you know its stampede time with everything that follows in its wake.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Actress Loses 100,000 Twitter Followers For Advocating Gun Safety
One of the questions that needs to be asked is "What does the IRS Bureaucracy cost to operate?"
I'm talking total cost of wage and benefits, equipment, general overhead expenses, office space, utilities, the whole enchilada. Once we know the ~actual cost of collection~ we can add that to the compliance costs borne by business and private citizens and then come up with an idea of how much of what is collected is being syphoned off in overhead that can be eliminated.
All of the public employee union fat cats have to be quaking in their shoes at the thought of something as big and powerful as the IRS being brought down. If We the People can succeed in dismantling this bloated monster which overinflated agency would be next?
6 months ago on Ted Cruz Wants To Eliminate The IRS; Democrats Balk
For many of those buying into what has become the higher education con game the debt burden that is financing the bubble will amount to an indentured servitude for life.
The only way out for many will be a change in the current law as this is one of the few forms of debt that are not dis-chargeable through any form of bankruptcy. Woe unto the parent who has co-signed on these loans, they will quickly
find that their own nest egg for retirement is not proof against these
creditors stainless steel clad demands for payment.
Like all good cons the mark, in this case the eager and naive young college student, won't realize that they have been duped until long after the con has been folded. The prestigious university will have gotten all of its money and the newly graduated student will be left holding a diploma that won't open the promised doors while the creditors who granted the loans will become increasingly insistent on the repayment of their loans, including interest which will begin to accumulate at a ruinous rate.
6 months, 1 week ago on Don’t Let College Professors Tell You There Is No Diploma Bubble
"Life is made up of tiny moments. It may only take a slight shift to change everything. I can only hope."
Just as life is made up of tiny moments it is made up of tiny decisions. The aggregate of those decisions has a major effect on what options are available to you for making future decisions. Poor choices often result in poor outcomes, often accompanied by restrictions in what options for the future are available.
Hope is a wonderful thing but in order for it to be effective it needs to be accompanied by informed action. Your generation has been tragically mis-informed, chiefly through being propagandized by a system disguised and promoted as education. One of your chief responsibilities, if you want to have ~your own~ widest ranges of future options is going to be to inform and educate your peers as to their own dreadful state of mis-information and the means necessary to correct the situation.
Many of them have spent 4 years toiling under the mis-information [read: propaganda promulgated by the education establishment] that a "degree" was the key to a successful future, without respect to the area of study and that a "slacker" degree in an easy "liberal arts" "discipline" would be treated with the same value as a more rigorous degree preparing a foundation for a clear career path. Those days are far in our past.
Competition is now not just locally or nationally but increasingly on an international level for many positions. The more desirable and remunerative the job the wider the net will be cast in looking for the ~most qualified~ candidates. Many of your college compatriots are going to find that they have been thoroughly defrauded by the "education conspiracy" and the only thing they are really qualified for is, possibly, a management trainee position for a fast food franchisee. Some of them aren't even going to have a skill set that will allow this first rung up the ladder to be successfully grasped.
A major issue for your generation to deal with is going to be the overhang of insurmountable debt, amounting to chattel slavery in many cases, assumed in the pursuit of "an education". From where I stand, at the end of a long and modestly successful working life full of many "interesting" twists and turns, the most likely scenario is going to involve some sort of "Jubilee" year [look it up, it's part of your education].
Robert Heinlein said "TANSTAAFL" [look that one up too]. Most of the 'educators' who created this mess, either through greed, arrogance or sloth, will be well into retirement by the time you come to grips with this problem. I would suggest that the careful consideration of a clawback will be in order as they are the ones who have partaken most heartily of the free buffet and have the greatest amount of unearned resource available to contribute to the solution.
Good Luck and Good Fortune to you. Your problems are many and complex and it is your duty to our collective heirs to see that the burden you leave them is less than the one that you are soon to assume.
7 months ago on Today, I Graduate College; Tomorrow, I Am Unemployed
The Left has to place the guilt on the victims of their failed philosophy or else confront the inescapable ~fact~ that their system of values has failed them and therefore they are failures.
Since one of the core beliefs of leftists is self esteem based on nothing more than the belief that " I am, therefore I am worthy" without reference to any definable standard of worth this leads directly to "Since I am worthy, my value system is worthy". Kick the props out from under the one and the other begins to sag and will eventually collapse under the weight of critical examination.
7 months ago on A Lesson From Firefly: Abstinence Ethics Do Not Harm Rape Victims
The last word in your article, courtesy, is the essence of the problem.
We have a basic problem with no definition of where or what our ~border~ is. Without an internationally understood definition of our border, which we do not currently have given the thoroughly documented porosity of what is referred to as "the border", there can be no respect for the US Border or the rule of law that it is based on.
This respect is the foundation upon which courtesy is based. Without respect there is no courtesy, in plain fact there is contempt.
7 months ago on Hispanic Janitors Claim Discrimination Because They Can’t Read English
Without the rule of ~law~ we have the rule of ~men~.
This inevitably devolves from the rule of men of good intention and high personal standard to men of lesser ability and lower standard until we have the rule of the tyrant.
We are well down that road.
7 months ago on Justice Department Has Decided 4th Amendment Doesn’t Apply
The patents need to be voided and the patent law ~made clear~ in this area.
This is a necessary first step in the long road to removing patent protection from the mutilated food and feed crops sold by Monsanto and others. Without the patent protection Monsantos lawyers will not be able to engage in their predatory practice of suing farmers who don't use their seed that will not reproduce correctly when wind drift puts the "frankenfood" into adjacent fields and ruins the crops of farmers who plant crops that will reproduce healthy seed and plants.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Court: Can Human Genes Be Patented?
4. I’m sorry if it sounds callous, but $15 an hour for flipping patties
is insane. Fast food work can be performed by just about anyone; which
is why it is often performed by teenagers.
This is also why the fast food industry is developing more and more automation. It won't be very long before the touch screen terminal where you place and pay for an order is linked to a machine that processes your order, packages it and serves it too you, eliminating a lot of the minimum wage ~labor~ costs and all of the regulatory burden and overhead and support costs that go with having employees.
If a small businessman can reduce his labor to one person per shift instead of 3 to 12 people this is a major savings, particularly with the burden of cost and reporting associated with Obamacare.
In addition, machinery is a depreciable expense which is a major consideration for any business. The costs to maintain and update an automated system are usually less than the ongoing hiring and training costs associated with high turnover minimum wage jobs making automation even more attractive when employees start making unreasonable and economically unjustifiable demands
8 months ago on $15 an Hour for Fast Food Workers—Entitlement is Killing Us
Banks and car companies too big to fail and bad ideas too big to die.
8 months, 1 week ago on From Dumb To Dumber: Obama Proposes Subprime Housing Bubble
It should not come as a surprise that those who worship at the altar of Moloch would advocate the murder of adults to protect their murder of children. Without the willing co-operation of those who demand the freedoms of the USA but shun the co-equal responsibilities in the regulation of their public and private lives this practice would dwindle and cease to be a matter of public debate and rancor.
The requirement that abortionists have hospital privileges is only common sense and something that should be required for any high risk surgical procedure. How many reports have there been of women who were permanently injured [the case can be made that ~any~ abortion causes permanent emotional and psychological injury] or died from a "botched" abortion performed in a setting incapable of dealing with a situation gone bad and no backup plan beyond "call 911"?
8 months, 1 week ago on Pro-Abortionists Make Death Threats Against ND Governor for Signing Pro-Life Bills
Monsanto is protected but there is no protection for the farmers whose crops are ruined by Monsanto "bad seed" pollinating their plants so that they won't reproduce correctly. Then Monsanto ruins their business with massive lawsuits for "stealing" the Monsanto produced pollutant. Monsanto has spent decades and untold millions of dollars in development of seed that will not reproduce healthy stock after the first generation so the farmer becomes a sharecropper on the Monsanto plantation.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Genetically Modified Crops Protected By New Budget Bill
Just one more example of why so many alphabet soup agencies need to be abolished and their funding used to pay off the national debt, or better yet, not taken from the American People in the first place.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Government v. Justice: EPA Protects Bee Polluters
@rad_point "Marriage" is the religious recognition of a civil union.
Since your position is insupportable by over 4000 years of Judeao-Christian teaching and law, in fact closely aligned to what caused "the Wrath of God" to destroy Sodom [where we derive the word sodomy from] and Gomorrah what can you site as justification for a demand that those of us who reverence marriage as a God ordained sacrament?
"Because I want it" isn't good enough. "Because I want it" won't put a $1,000,000 in my bank account. "Because I want it" won't bring about peace in the middle east.
"Because I want it" is the thinking of a child. It is time for everyone who considers themselves as Gsy, Lesbian. or Trans-Gender to grow up and start acting like adults.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Contra George Will: Imposing Homosexual Marriage Not Libertarian
It appears to me that McCain boarded the senility train a few stops back and he is really enjoying the ride.
It is past time for this old war hero to be retired from public office. He is beginning to do more harm to the general welfare than good.
We have some conservative minded men and women coming into positions of responsibility and the RINOs need to recognize that they are the salvation of the Republican Party and not its nemesis.
It is that or the Tea Party is going to be the NEWREP = New Republican Party.
9 months ago on Ted Cruz Pushes for Vote to Stop Funding for Obamacare