Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Calling all men, don't commit suicide !!

This is a very important article in my opinion.  Suicides in the military are at an all time high and with the economic situation in the U.S., the rates are rising among men in the civilian sector.  We've all heard the usual babble but what about a perspective from an economist?  Here you go !!

The price of parasites !!

Let's take a look at the economics of the welfare state another way !

The Real Class Warfare !!!!

If you are generation X (like me), generation Y or millenials, there is one generation that demands it all no matter the cost or who pays !!  It's the baby boomers guys !!!!

Tweedlerep for President !!

http://ex-army.blogspot.com/2012/10/tweedlerep-for-president.html  My thoughts exactly !

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Ego Welfare Program !!!

I've been a bit lazy lately with my travels and all.  Luckily, the Captain has been channeling my thoughts !!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

LOL !!


From my travel buddy !!!


Mary Ann D
Kathmandu, Nepal


27 helpful votes

“HI Bangkok: It's clean, clean clean!”

Last month I grew to love this quiet neighborhood with its inexpensive
Hostelling International site.HI Bangkok hostel is tucked behind a
larger hostel, in Bangkok's Thewet. At HI Bangkok, everything is
serene -- and clean. In a city this size you really appreciate a
spotless hotel and a desk staff that's well informed.

Living in the women’s dorm, I was in the clean and airy lobby quite a
bit and met a lot of other travelers from other places. One
particularly kind guest was Chris Phillips from the US (website:
www.phillipsneurologicalinstitute.com).

Chris and I took an air con city bus the desk clerk recommended, and
went shopping for my new laptop. After shopping at Panthip Plaza, we
rested outdoors and watched the culture, talking about our plans. (We
were both re-locating: Chris to Manila, and me to Chiang Mai.)

To find the hostel, take the airport link to Payathani or the airport
bus to Kaohsan Road. A dorm room at HI Bangkok is 250 Thai baht and
private rooms start at 600 baht. Their website is http://www.tyha.org.
Email: bangkok@tyha.org.

Stayed September 2012

Ask Mary Ann D about HI Bangkok
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of TripAdvisor LLC.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Alphas and Omegas

I don't subscribe to the "Alpha" ("Beta, Omega, etc") when it comes to humans but here is Uncle Bob on the subject !

Friday, September 14, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Why Gen X and Y should not save for retirement !

I've said time and time again that it is just a matter of time before the government seizes any retirement you have managed to put together.  If you are generation X (like me) or generation Y, your savings will be confiscated by the government.  So what do you do?  Enjoy life now!  Don't bother saving for retirement !

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Men, don't fall for the special victim status BS !

The captain explains why men and whites should not fall into the victim status trap !

Libertarians should not support crony capitalism !

There is a big difference between true free market capitalism and crony capitalism which is what we have had for more than a hundred years in the US.  We must advocate for real libertarianism.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Take the vote from almost everyone !!

If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can always count on the support of Paul.  You make an enemy of Peter but can you really trust Paul ? Pareto's Law is why almost everyone should be denied the right to vote !

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The 'over population' fallacy !!

Governments love control.  Attempts to control populations are efforts to subvert nature.  The twentieth century was the bloodiest in terms of human casualties caused exclusively by governments from facist to communist.  The 21st century just might surpass the 20th. as mankind is off to a great start !

The truth about Lincoln !!

Here's what they don't teach you about Abraham Lincoln in public schools !

Lesser of two evils !

The lesser of two evils is still evil.  Enjoy the decline !

Monday, August 13, 2012

For the boys (and girls) !!

Bob Wallace on chivalry:

Comic Books and the Loss of Chivalry

There is a local coffee house I frequent. The last time I was there the woman who took our order – who appeared to be about 25 – also made our drinks. I didn’t see anyone else behind the counter.“Are you the only one working here?” I asked. In response she put her hands akimbo on her hips and turned her head sideways. I started laughing.
“What are you, Superman?” I asked.
“Supergirl,” she answered.
I crossed my wrists at my chest and said, “You look more like you’ve got the Wonder Woman thing going.”
“Well,” she answered. “She did have the uniform and bracelets.”
Then something struck me. “You read comic books,” I said.
“I certainly do,” she answered. That’s why she knew about Superman putting his hands on his hips and turning his head sideways. And that Wonder Woman had bracelets.
That encounter got me thinking. I was never that much of a Superman fan – I much preferred Commando Cody flying around with that jetpack on his back and blasting evildoers with his .45 – but he and Superman and all the rest of the comic book heroes were chivalrous. That’s why they were superheroes – at core knights with superpowers.
But not so much anymore. Superman has now given up his U.S. citizenship and is supposedly a citizen of the world – a demented, indeed perverted, fantasy if there ever was one. Whatever happened to Truth, Justice and the American Way?
Chivalry is a Western invention. Or should I say discovery? It came from Christianity and is based on the better warrior virtues (which means it’s not based on murdering innocents and calling them “collateral damage”). It’s about protecting the weak and helpless, and about righting wrongs and punishing evildoers.
All comic book heroes were originally chivalrous, be they Superman or Batman or the Phantom or the Green Hornet or the Rocketeer (who is the modern-day version of Commando Cody). Before them it was King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
I originally learned about chivalry from Edgar Rice Burroughs, specifically his novel, A Fighting Man of Mars, which I encountered when I was 12. (You can argue that ERB wrote novels, not comic books, but I’d respond that his novels, as wonderful as they are, are actually comic books that happen to not have drawings, although some of the cover artists, such as the late Frank Frazetta, did comics.)
Some of the superheroes were more of knights errant than not. Batman, for one, who was a bit of a psychological mess. But he still tried to be a chivalrous knight.
We’ve lost the chivalrous ideal. Organizations where young boys can learn the basics, such as the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, are now considered by the “elites” to be embarrassing. That’s one of the reasons, among many, why our “elites” are anti-American traitors.
The military no longer teaches chivalry, not when soldiers are just cannon fodder to be used up by our treacherous and cowardly elites to advance the destined-to-collapse American empire. The last time the military was half-way chivalrous was during the War between the States. The syphilitic homosexual Lincoln and the insane alcoholic Sherman put a permanent end to that.
It’s too bad the South didn’t win. I’d take Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson over any Northern general every time. (I find it interesting the South evolved from Celtic warrior culture, while the North was dominated by merchants who put money-making above everything – just as we have today with what I call Cosmodemonic Transnational Corporations.)
People are imitative animals, as Thomas Jefferson noticed. It’s how we learn, as he also noticed. When boys and girls have poor models, mentors and mirrors, they’re going imitate degraded values and grow up confused. It’s not hard to see that today, what with chivalry and Christianity both on life support.
Feminism, which has founded by envious man-hating lesbians, certainly hasn’t helped. Leftists think human nature doesn’t exist and people aren’t much more than Lockean blank slates. That is why feminists, even today, are trying to turn little boys into little girls, usually with Ritalin.
If I had my way I’d close down the public schools. These days it’d be impossible to teach Edgar Rice Burroughs in them (he wasn’t taught when I was in school). And the Greek myths. And the Brothers Grimm. And Rudyard Kipling and H. Rider Haggard. As for comic books? God forbid. The deluded and self-righteous would wax wroth and froth at the mouth.
When it comes to boys, I’d teach them how to read with the stories in comic books. I’d teach them Edgar Rice Burroughs starting when they were six. I’d guarantee you they’d Hoover those stories right up. They’d learn what chivalry really is – and they’d be better for it (I never heard the word “chivalry” mentioned in school or even college).
Teaching boys means more male teachers. Some women have enough sense to let boys be boys. Most women teachers don’t, though. I’ve met enough of them to know that many of them shouldn’t be teachers. Education degrees, no matter how advanced, are worthless.
Men have lost their way. They’re finding it again, fortunately. It’s a healthy reaction to the evils of feminism, which, being leftist, has damaged and destroyed everything it touched. Including the characters of many men.
I had mentioned three words – mentor, model, mirror. A mentor is obvious. Boys and girl need mentors. These days, even a fair number of parents are not mentors, since they leave it up to the schools to do their jobs. And what a job many schools do!
A model is someone you model yourself after. A mirror is someone who reflects back to you. A bad mirror will humiliate and abuse a child. Children will see that and then they become what they behold. A good mirror builds children up.
Boys today lack mentors. They lack models – decent models, at least. I see a noticeable number of boys who are “aspiring rap artists,” which is worse than merely embarrassing. It can be dangerous. And guess what kind of lowlifes these boys took for their role models? And since people are educated by imitation…
The mirrors for boys in schools today are mostly terrible ones. We all know what is reflected back to boys, and what attitudes are directed at them.
Incidentally, I’ve seen children, especially boys, dress up as Harry Potter. He’s a model for kids to imitate. When my nephew was little he was such a huge fan of Bravestar he had his mother make him a costume of him that he wore for Halloween.
Unfortunately, if private schools imitate public schools, they aren’t going to be any better than the public ones. But, in the long run, competition improves everything. Including the schools.
And someday, maybe, just maybe, boys might come out of school knowing who John Carter is. And Woola the loyal Martian hound dog. And Barsoom. And Tarzan (who was created by Burroughs). And all the whole pantheon of chivalrous comic book heroes.
It even works for girls, as in the case of my nerdette friend who was such a fan of Supergirl and Wonder Woman. It might even help stop young girls from falling for the destructive and dangerous delusion of feminism.
Fortunately, in the long run, people and society will straighten themselves out. The pendulum always swings back.

Ryan on Obamacare !


Friday, August 3, 2012

Fred on Race !


Race Hucksters

God Save Us from Federal Help

July 30, 2012
I read, with the joy that I usually reserve for recurrent migraines, that Precedent Obama will establish an Office of African-American Education, thus furthering the racial Balkanization of the country, providing makework jobs for useless bureaucrats and, predictably, accomplishing nothing. I read also that the NAACP has filedcomplaint with the Department of Education against Fairfax County, Virginia, just outside of Washington, because its high school for the very bright, Thomas Jefferson High, doesn’t have enough blacks.


Read more here:

Death of Chivalry by Uncle Bob !

The evil man is the child grown strong – Thomas Hobbes


Uncle Bob tells it like it is !

The sickness that is the Olympics !

I hate to admit this, but I know and care very little about the Olympics.  I've long been of the opinion that it's frankly impossible to have genuine competition between athletes from all over the world, what with some countries basically raising potential medal winners on special farms and filling them full of all sorts of junk, and countries like  the US finding it impossible to compete at all without emulating that sort of thing, one way or another.  And of course the Olympics is run by and for the governments of the countries involved, and is therefore pretty distant from any actual athletic ideals.  Indeed, it seems that political correctness is more important than athletics, what with what happened to Voula Papachristou.  But it's of great interest to see what kind of show the governments put on, and what they seem to be trying to say.  Sean Gabb looks at how it all went down in Old Blighty: (Go to his own site for another picture of the Queen.)
Read more here:

Progressives are the real racists !


Monday, July 30, 2012

James Holmes was a lunatic !

I promised myself that I would not add to Holmes' fifteen minutes of infamy, so here is UncleBob !

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Very few people own their home !

I've said it time and time again.  Very few people actually own their home.  Doubt me?  Listen to the Captain !

Monday, July 16, 2012

Retirement? Yeah, right !

It is no secret that social security and medicare are unsustainable in it's current form. The politicians literally stole the money a long time ago.   If  something isn't done soon,  those counting on the government checks will be left with nothing as the system collapses in bankruptcy.  Luckily those with IRA's and 401K's will be spared right?  Before you celebrate understand that Ireland, Bolivia, Argentina, and Bulgaria, have already raided private retirement accounts to fund a bloated government! There are several ways to do this but I like forcing your retirement plan's purchase of worthless government issued securities! Watch your IRA and 401K's!  Me?  I'm going with the Smith and Wesson retirement plan !

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Chicago, we have a problem !

The violence in Chicago is shockingly brutal.  This in a city with a handgun ban for law abiding citizens.  That is working out great!

Here's what the police chief had to say: "Closing the gap, that’s a big issue. It’s a long time coming. Um, you know, we’ve done a lot of things wrong in policing in this country. I’m willing to admit that. But this goes back two, three hundred years to the time when Pilgrims came here and things started developing from that, the African American experience in this country."

That is not a typo!  He blamed the Pilgrims!  

Chicago, we have a problem!! 

Citizenship should be an honor !

It is time we made becoming a US citizen an honor worth paying for through service to country.

This We'll Defend !!

I'm loving this story !

Cappy Rants !!

The Captain has spoken !!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Entitlement Mentality !!

I just don't understand the entitlement mentality.  Why on earth would someone think they are entitled to someone else's property that hasn't been earned?  Charity is freely given but entitlements are stolen from those who toil away to earn a living.  If one gets a check that is unearned, no matter the reason, he is a parasite!  These transfer payments have to stop if we are going to heal this pervasive sickness.  Please understand that I'm not rich and was born poor in the projects of Detroit. I have been hungry and nearly homeless several times.  Once I ate Ramen noodles for about a year.  Another time a friend fed me while I was in college for about nine months.  Not once did I even consider welfare.  I would rather starve to death than benefit from the theft of others.  I was listening to the President yesterday and he said that "we" can't afford tax breaks for the "rich".  Who is "we"?  The "we" is government.  The government can't afford to let the so called rich keep more of what they earn?  The government 'can't afford it'.  Wow!

There aren't enough rich people out there and they pay most of the taxes.  The 'rich' pay about 80% of the taxes and the 'middle class' pay the remaining 20% (federal).  But there are way more 'middle class' people the government can steal money from compared to the rich so the 'middle class' will be the ultimate target.  I guess the politicians can't say that though.    The idea is that someone's property will be confiscated just not yours!  People seem to buy that argument!  Revenue to the federal government averages about two trillion dollars per annum.  Just maybe we should stop sending so much of our hard earned money overseas to countries that really don't appreciate it.  And just maybe we should stop funding crony capitalism with corporate welfare schemes!  Maybe, the government can stop sticking it's nose into private enterprise (ie, commerce) which usually means graft.

Lastly, this Obamacare thing is really interesting.  People demanding 'free healthcare' but the polls say most people are against the Obamacare law.  I can tell you most physicians are against the law.  Physicians know what the government is capable of!  Many blame the problems we have on government intervention.  Those in favor point to the UK and Canada as models.  Physicians want to know which part of the UK and Canada models are desirable?  Is it  the long wait times to see a physician or the lack of facilities?  How about the bureaucracy? Probably because it appears free! Perhaps those models are dependent on the generosity of the American economic system that we want to destroy?  Isn't it interesting that as the American economic system crashes, so are the socialized medical systems of Europe and Canada.  How's healthcare working out in Greece?  Anyone? The republicans shout "it's a tax" and the democrats "it's a penalty".  Does it really matter what the government calls it?  I have to question the intelligence of anyone who says that the public was deceived.  Or  maybe this is political posturing, who knows?  There is no way anyone could have been fooled by a "mandate" in this bill.  It means that the government is going to force you to pay!  And besides, there are literally hundreds of other declared taxes in the bill! (16,000 IRS agents, people!)  I agree with CJ Roberts on this point!  Again, wink, wink!  The politicians plead that the mandate doesn't apply to you but those other guys!  wink! wink! There are lots of young people who don't need 'health insurance' because they are healthy!  The government can't wait to get the revenue from this demographic in hopes that it will help to budget for the massive economic tsunami that is coming. Young people will not be working anytime soon so income taxes are a 'no go'.   It will not help because politicians are really bad at math!  And I mean really bad at math!  Don't believe me, look at the degrees of the politicians:  lots of liberal arts and lawyers, very few engineers, scientists, accountants, and physicians!

If you want to know what we should do, the answer is simple.  Usually, the opposite of what the politicians are suggesting.  I listed my solution to Obamacare in an earlier post. But really, we have to change the minds of people who think they can vote themselves money from our treasury!

Economics by Fred

A good summary of layman's economics can be found here.  Go to Fred's page and send him some money !

Repentance is for Quitters


Repentance: once a means of righting your wrongs before God, now a mechanism for the savages of our post-Christian society to publicly humiliate anyone who goes against the grain.
If you’re a rebel and the masses can’t kill or silence you, their fallback is to try to convert you. Castrate you, lobotomize you, make you as mindless and suppliant as they are.
O’Brien smiled slightly. “You are a flaw in the pattern, Winston. You are a stain that must be wiped out. Did I not tell you just now that we are different from the persecutors of the past? We are not content with negative obedience, nor even with the most abject submission. When finally you surrender to us, it must be of your own free will. We do not destroy a heretic because he resists us; so long as he resists us we never destroy him. We convert him, we capture his inner mind, we reshape him. We burn all evil and all illusion out of him; we bring him over to our side, not in appearance, but genuinely, heart and soul. We make him one of ourselves before we kill him. It is intolerable to us that an erroneous thought should exist anywhere in the world, however secret and powerless it may be. Even in the instance of death we cannot permit any deviation. In the old days a heretic walked to the stake still a heretic, proclaiming his heresy, exulting in it. Even the victim of the Russian purges could carry rebellion locked up in his skull as he walked down the passage waiting for the bullet. But we make the brain perfect before we blow it out. The command of the old despotisms was “Thou shalt not.’ The command of the totalitarians was ‘Thou shalt.’ Our command is ‘Thou art.’ No one whom we bring to this place ever stands out against us. Everyone is washed clean…
George Orwell, 1984
Orwell was right and wrong. He envisioned that our future tyrants would keep us in check with ultraviolence. But just because America doesn’t have any gulags doesn’t mean our treatment of thoughtcriminals is any less like Oceania’s.
Death camps and firing squads are weak sauce compared to the ultimate weapon of mass obedience: social ostracism.
Say something truthful but upsetting to the established order, and you’ll likely lose your job. If you don’t get fired right off the bat, you can bet there’ll be a torch-wielding mob threatening your employer into submission. Criticize your Marxist, feminist, lunatic leftist professors and be threatened with failing grades, never mind academia’s claim to be a place where ideas can be exchanged freely. Espouse red pill ideas in front of your blue pill friends and get kicked out of the club.
In the cult of political correctness, Oprah and Obama are the high priests. Kneel before them, heretics!
Ostracism is more effective than bonfires or bullets both because it sows doubt among the rebel’s followers while simultaneously preying on his desire for social acceptance. A murdered man easily becomes a martyr, more powerful in death than he ever was in life. Men who are jailed or otherwise silenced can inspire loyalty too. But a rebel broken down, seemingly recanting his beliefs, apologizingfor what he’s said, brings discord to his movement. Some begin doubting their faith in him, while others might go extremist. Think how Malcolm X was murdered by one of his own supporters for the crime of moderating his beliefs.
Either way, if the rebel recants, the revolution is dead.
As for social acceptance, this cuts deep to man’s nature as a social animal. Contrary to what a generation raised on the boob tube and the silver screen thinks, the path of a rebel is a lonely one. Wouldn’t it be nice to be normal? Have a nice normal, boring job, normal boring friends, spend all your free time splayed out in front of the TV or watching cat videos on your iPhone while shoveling donuts in your mouth? Just be another happy-go-lucky American moron.
Sure, you’ll be fat, depressed and stupid, but at least you won’t be alone in your misery.
That’s one thing an honest human fears: being alone. Not having a single soul, be it a friend, a lover or a family member, who cares about your existence. The masses promise that you’ll never be alone so long as you do exactly what they say.
They’re lying, but those lies can be tempting after a lifetime of being a pariah. “Why oh why didn’t I take the BLUE pill?”
This is what happened to Tucker Max. After a lifetime of spitting in the face of the establishment, he finally broke down. Granted, he was a narcissistic asshole, but he was also honest, funny and most importantly, right. Loneliness, combined with a string of high-profile business failures (his movie bombed, his media company collapsed, and his second book barely sold compared to his first), got to him. Max couldn’t simply say, “Look, I want to move on from my old life, but I’m not apologizing for what I’ve written,” he went to the Room 101 of therapy and came out a drooling vegetable.
But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.
No man is more honorable than the one who goes to his grave without repenting, without apologizing for speaking the truth to a world infatuated with lies. Hunter S. Thompson is the best example. He ended his life without going to rehab, without giving up the drugs, without apologizing for what he wrote or believed. He didn’t give his enemies the satisfaction of breaking his spirit.
He died a rebel. And to die a rebel fighting against a corrupt society is to die a hero.
I’m young enough that I can’t say how the rest of my life is going to turn out, but I do know one thing:I’m not giving in. I refuse to repent.
Will I be wrong from time to time? Of course. Will I fuck up in a major way? It’s all but guaranteed.
But I will not apologize for speaking what I believe to be the truth.
“Misogynist,” “racist,” “fascist,” “immoral,” “douchebag”; throw any name at me and I’ll wear it with pride. Your disapproval is my fuel. I’m not interested in the poison pill you’re offering me. If the price of rebelling against corruption and sickness is loneliness, it’s a cross I’m willing to bear.
Come and get me.

I posted the article in it's entirety but you can visit Matt Forney here

Sunday, July 8, 2012

PhD in Manosphere Studies !

If one can get a PhD in women's studies (and I know at least one guy with a PhD in Hip Hop!) why not this?

Sign of the times!!

This is funny!!!

The Fed needs your help !!

The latest job report is interesting.  While 80,000 jobs were added during June, 85,000 filed for disability during the same month.  As I write this the Fed is preparing for another stimulus, QE5 or 6, I lost track.  In my opinion, the further infusion of phony money into our economic system is just prolonging the inevitable as it masks inflation and decreases the value of the money that we have. Eventually, the inflation will be obvious and the value of the dollar will be nearly zero.  The unemployment rate is nearly twice what is reported as thousands are kicked off the rolls as their unemployment benefits have expired.  By the way, the states are shortening the unemployment benefit duration as we speak so new enrollees will have shorter benefit schedules.  Lastly, lets admit it:  Probably the one individual running for President who could reverse this situation can't garner more than about 15% of the popular vote because very few (?10-15%) have heard of the Federal Reserve or know what is in the Constitution!  I think the Fed needs some help in bringing about the collapse before the end of the year (Obamacare not going to help in a major way until next year) and the disability claimants have shown us the way! It is known that over half of the population currently depend on a check from the treasury, lets push that number to 70% or more!!  That should put us at QE8 or 9 by election time.  Come on!  Let's get this done because I'm tired of arguing with Keynesian economists and I have better things to do next year like stock my bunker!

Feminization of men can only end in total destruction !

This is a good read: "Everyone a Harlot".

One guy goes 'John Galt' !!!!

Why would someone 'kill the goose that laid the golden eggs'? No matter what the statists tell you, you can only milk a cow so much before the laws of diminishing returns kicks in. Statists believe money grows on trees!  Many of the producers are 'going Galt' on the parasites!  I wish them well.  I couldn't believe this story when I first read it!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Let's really celebrate July 4th !!!!

Random thought

As a former Army officer, I know that every military officer takes the same oath.  That oath is to defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic.  So let the arrests begin!!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

If you really want to improve education, get rid of public schools !

According to my unscientific analysis, students in public school waste approximately 75% of their time.  Private schools average about 60% with a range of 50-70%.  Some will probably disagree with me and put the number closer to 90% for public schools.  This means that a kid in high school could graduate in about a year and a half if he were truly motivated.  So what happens during the rest of the time?  I could say nothing, but sadly, it is worse than that!

The political spectrum

Don't be fooled about a supposed left-right paradigm.  There really is only one question to be answered:  Does a particular political philosophy increase or decrease the power of the state?  The two ends of the political spectrum are really anarchy vs tyranny.

Get a college education free of charge !!

Get a college education without wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars and precious time!!  


Go to college for free!!  Yes you heard that right!

Learn a language for free!!  No I'm not kidding!

Learn computer coding for free!!  Yes, I said free!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

My analysis of the obamacare ruling

I have read most of the SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare.  If you are interested you can read it here.

I see two main issues that the court had to address:  First is the commerce clause in the Constitution.  Second, is the taxing issue.  I'm going to address the commerce clause first because I think it is the most straightforward (if you are a constitutionalist!)  There are basically three areas in the Constitution that statists exploit to achieve their goals.  The "general welfare", "regulate commerce", and taxing authority provisions outlined in the Constitution.  Now, 'promoting the general welfare' could mean just about any activity could be regulated by the federal government but the key is to read the entire paragraph and put it into context with  what the signers of the constitution had in mind ! It is clear to me that promoting the general welfare is limited to activities such as preventing invasions and such.  It was never intended to be interpreted as some sort of reason to institute cradle to grave statist policies!

The same can be said of the 'commerce clause'.  Regulating interstate commerce among the states requires that such commerce exists in the first place.  Also, it is not enough to have a particular commerce to exist but that it's regulation is deemed necessary to avoid conflict between the involved states.  In other words, the regulation is intended to allow smooth business transaction to take place and minimize conflicts between parties.  The commerce clause was neither  intended to be a weapon to force individuals to participate in a particular industry nor force an individual  to enter into a particular type of commerce.  The federal intrusion into commerce must necessarily be limited otherwise any and all business enterprises could be regulated including intrastate commerce!  The federal government's role should be as an objective observer or referee, if you will, in commerce between the states.  Regulating is not instituting or participating!

Congress has the authority to lay taxes, both indirect and direct.  Direct taxes must be apportioned among the states.  Generally, indirect taxes are consumption taxes that require one's active participation.  The sixteenth amendment is problematic as it gave the federal government the power to tax wages or income.  Prior to the sixteenth amendment, federal revenue was obtained primarily from tariffs, corporate and excise taxes.  The sixteenth amendment (passed in 1913 in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Act) was required because the government wanted to continue to spend without having to worry about how to budget for federal programs such as social security and medicare (passed in 1935 and 1965 respectively).  One of the problems with the sixteenth amendment was that it granted a new federal power of confiscating private property from an individual by fiat.  Another problem is that it granted a new federal power of confiscating private property from an individual by fiat !!  This is a direct tax that is not apportioned.  It also contributes to the  wealth gap and persistent poverty.  Income taxes increase the wealth gap and cause persistent poverty by encouraging consumerism and discouraging saving and investing.  Again, the income tax was never intended  for the majority of the populace but was passed "to make the rich contribute" to the bill for social security!  At the time the sixteenth amendment was passed only about 1% of the population was subject to the income tax!!  How do you like them apples!!

So let us get back to the Obamacare ruling!  In my opinion, the federal government has been given a most dangerous weapon.  That of confiscating the property of others in the form of taxes (income) by virtue of the sixteenth amendment which was passed (but not ratified) and advertised as a 'tax on the rich'.  Now the income tax applies to not just the rich and has allowed the government to morph the ability to tax to just about anything it wants!  I disagree with Justice Roberts because while the government has the ability through precedent to just about tax anything.  The government has never been able to tax inactivity or non-participation.  This opens up a whole new source of funding for the federal government (maybe this is how the federal government plans to pay back the Federal Reserve?).   The only way to correct this in the long term is the repeal of the sixteenth amendment!

So what's next?  Well how about a tax (excuse me, penalty) for not purchasing low flow toilets or solar panels?  Did you buy a electric car this year? Well, why not ? Get ready because the possibilities are endless!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Obamacare ruling is just the beginning !

I'm still in shock over the ruling handed down by the SCOTUS today.  We should all be honest with ourselves, this decision was expected.  It has already been decided that the government can pretty much regulate any enterprise it chooses and tax anything it wants.  The solution is easy, of course, we the people have to elect those who intend to adhere to the limited government principles on which our Constitution stands.  We are the problem, not the courts or even the legislature.  Elections have consequences !!  I'm a physician, so I would like to take this opportunity to offer my simple solution to the healthcare problem.  This solution is simple and does not require over 2400 pages!

1.  Tort reform.  Cap non-economic damages, eliminate claims made policies for physicians and transition to occurance based policies offered across state lines for all licensed physicians.  Establish arbitration panels to assess for malpractice and loser pays court costs.

2.  Catastrophic medical insurance plans.  To cover unexpected medical illness or injury.  Deductibles and co-insurance offered on a sliding scale dependent on income and offered across state lines.  Low income individuals could still have it subsidized by the government. The cost to be tax deductible to the individual and not the employer thereby allowing portability.

3.  Health saving accounts that are tax deductible to the individual and not the employer so that it is also portable to be used for any medical expenses including doctor visits.

4.  Physicians and their practices should be tax exempt enterprises like religious institutions.

5.  Charity care.  Physicians would be encouraged to donate time in their specialty to a local charity hospital in  return for malpractice insurance coverage for their practices.

6.  Streamline practitioner databases and licensing/credentialing databases so that movement of physicians to areas of need can be expedited and encouraged.

7.  Choice.  Transition all government plans including medicare and medicaid to a combination of catastrophic and HSA plans which allow each individual to pick the amount and nature of coverage provided based on an individual's requirements.

8.  Any governmental subsidies should be targeted to an individual, not bureaucratic organizations or health maintenance groups/hospitals.  An individual would get X amount of subsidy to decide how and where to allocate the resources NOT the government.

9.   Eliminate the income tax.  As an alternative, a flat tax of no more than 10% and closure of loop holes.  So that low and middle income people can afford to participate in their own healthcare decisions.

10.  Eliminate the requisite federal governmental departments that are no longer necessary.

Enjoy!

Tax consumption not income !!


RANDOM THOUGHT

Liberals complain all the time that the gap between the rich and everyone else is constantly widening. Fine, so stop taxing income and start taxing consumption. That way, more people will be able to accumulate wealth, while the people who have already accumulated wealth will be taxed as they spend it.

Outstanding Tea Party Video !

This video should go viral!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GizNwzKo3n8&feature=player_embedded

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Definition of Libertarian

I just read a funny definition of a libertarian!


Libertarian
Definition: A philosophy held by annoying bastards who happen to be right about nearly everything. Fortunately, due to the frustration that comes with being right about nearly everything, in a world wrong about those same things, there are only 19 of them, and we’re going to find the bastards soon.

Democrats should stop lying about a surplus !

There never was a surplus!  Deal with it !!

http://cogitansiuvenis.blogspot.com/2012/06/surplus-was-lie.html

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Average IQ's and below average jobs

A true reform of our economic system must take into account our manufacturing infrastructure.

http://uncabob.blogspot.com/2012/06/average-iqs-and-below-average-jobs.html

A letter from Lee Iacocca !


Lee Iacocca Says:


'Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage with this so-called president? We should be screaming bloody murder! We've got a gang of tax cheating clueless leftists trying to steer our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even run a ridiculous cash-for-clunkers program without losing $26 billion of the taxpayers' money, much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, 'trust me the economy is getting better...'

Better? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned 'Titanic.' I'll give you a sound bite: 'Throw all the Democrats out along with Obama!'

You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore.

The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs.. While we're fiddling in Afghanistan, Iran is completing their nuclear bombs and missiles and nobody seems to know what to do. And the liberal press is waving 'pom-poms' instead of asking hard questions. That's not the promise of the ' America ' my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I've had enough. How about you?

I'll go a step further. You can't call yourself a patriot if you're not outraged. This is a fight I'm ready and willing to have. The Biggest 'C' is Crisis! (Iacocca elaborates on nine C's of leadership, with crisis being the first.)

Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It's easy to sit there with [your] thumb up your butt and talk theory. Or send someone else's kids off to war when you've never seen a battlefield yourself. It's another thing to lead when your world comes tumbling down.

On September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other time in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes. A hell of a mess, so here's where we stand.

We're immersed in a bloody war now with no plan for winning and no plan for leaving. But our soldiers are dying daily.

We're running the biggest deficit in the history of the world, and it's getting worse every day!

We've lost the manufacturing edge to Asia, while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health care costs.

Gas prices are going to skyrocket again, and nobody in power has a lucid plan to open drilling to solve the problem. This country has the largest oil reserves in the WORLD, and we cannot drill for it because the politicians have been bought by the flea-hugging environmentalists.
Our schools are in a complete disaster because of the teachers union.

Our borders are like sieves and they want to give all illegals amnesty and free healthcare.

The middle class is being squeezed to death every day.

These are times that cry out for leadership.

But when you look around, you've got to ask: 'Where have all the leaders gone?' Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and common sense? I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point.

Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo?

We've spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to things that have already happened.

Everyone's hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping the government will make it better for them. Now, that's just crazy... Deal with life!
Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can restore our competitive edge in manufacturing. Who would have believed that there could ever be a time when 'The Big Three' referred to Japanese car companies? How did this happen, and more important, look what Obama did about it!
Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the debit, or solving the energy crisis, or managing the health care problem. The silence is deafening. But these are the crises that are eating away at our country and milking the middle class dry.

I have news for the Chicago gangsters in Congress. We didn't elect you to turn this country into a losing European Socialist state. What is everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on NBC or CNN news will call them a name? Give me a break. Why don't you guys show some spine for a change?

Had Enough? Hey, I'm not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here. I'm trying to light a fire. I'm speaking out because I have hope - I believe in America. In my lifetime, I've had the privilege of living through some of America 's greatest moments. I've also experienced some of our worst crises: The 'Great Depression,' 'World War II,' the 'Korean War,' the 'Kennedy Assassination,' the 'Vietnam War,' the 1970's oil crisis, and the struggles of recent years since 9/11.

Make your own contribution by sending this to everyone you know and care about. It's our country, folks, and it's our future.
Our future is at stake!!

Apocalypse of stupidity !!

http://alfin2100.blogspot.com/2012/06/apocalypse-of-stupidity-one-possible.html

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Federal Reserve must be dissolved !!!

The Federal Reserve is a private banking cartel that controls the U.S. money supply and charges interest for the effort.  It is neither "Federal", nor has any "reserves".  The Fed enables politicians to bleed the populace through inflation and debt!!  http://cnsnews.com/news/article/fed-passes-china-top-owner-us-debt.  Read about who owns the Fed here:  http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=25080.  Learn why central banks have destroyed more civilizations than bad whiskey!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Why are the roads in such bad repair?

Yesterday I was out driving before my car died.  You can't help but notice all the road construction going on.  There was a sign in the road indicating that the construction was courtesy of some recent governmental stimulus program.  Ok, fine.  But answer me this:  Why were the roads in such bad repair to begin with?  Why are our bridges in such bad repair?  After all, federal, state, and local taxes have done nothing but increase over the years.  Aren't the funds supposed to be used for such purposes?  It is obvious that the money has been used for other purposes, but what?  Now that we are out of money, we can borrow money that we don't have from China so that our children and grandchildren will be stuck with the tab.  Somehow, I don't think this is going to end well!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Just getting started!

Wow!!  I was bored and just thought I would create a blog so that my ramblings and rants will have a home!  Wish me luck!