Do the rich really take money from the rest of us?
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May 26, 2016 - 12:38am
Do the rich really take money from the rest of us?

I often hear how rich the super rich are and all sorts of arguments that suggest we'd all be much better off if we would force them to share their wealth, but from what I can see they already do because they don't really have a choice.  Pretty much all the rich do is spend or give their money away to people who they choose to buy goods and services from or outright hand it to them as some form of charitable giving.  That is because the only way they can enjoy their wealth is to spend it, coffins don't have pockets.  Even the money they do hand down to heirs is usually squandered quickly, a few generations later most heirs inherit very little.   About all taxing the rich seems to do is take money out of their hands and give it to the government for redistribution to people that generally don't have to work to earn it th…

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Regulating Freedom through Administrative Governme…

Progressive government has fully entrenched progressive theory into everyone’s daily life with freedom itself feeling oppressed for a growing number of people.  Rules and regulations outnumber legislative, constitutional law.  Administrative law is the law of the land, often trumping…

May 25, 2016 - 2:39pm
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Good Morning

Monday   5:35am: I’m rolling the Fillmore strip up in well-to-do Pac Heights. And I cruise by the usual suspects; cops, affluent retirees – with their Golden Retrievers, and mansion contractors – in their glowing orange vests, all procuring caffeine at one …

May 25, 2016 - 3:30pm
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How did we get to where we are in the United State…

Mothers murdering their young in the womb; fathers abdicating their duty to nurture and protect; parents refusing to feed and clothe their own children allowing perfect strangers in the form of the taxpayer to pick up the tab for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus backpacks of snacks and essentials t…

May 24, 2016 - 2:18pm
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I Am Walking The US To Inspire People To Vote  =)

5/22/2016 I have been saying that I will travel the country inspiring others to vote for Bernie Sanders when my fiancé gets here. He is running late so I will start on my own, and he can join me when he gets back to the states. Actions do speak louder than words, and I am a woman of action. I h…

May 23, 2016 - 8:53pm
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Conducting a Rational Debate

Fellow Writer Beat Authors:   It gets exhausting trying to reason with people who have no clue how to reason.  Rather than continually beating them over the head with their false analogies, pseudo-science, etc., I did a little research on accepted rules for Rational Debate.  I repeate…

May 24, 2016 - 10:44pm
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UNIONISM!.......A Political impasse.

Given the obvious increased anti Union sentiment, not only in the Americas, but worldwide, it is perhaps time to restate their purpose more thoroughly, and indeed highlight the very essential part Unions played, in the creation of a just society and national economic strength, over the last 1…

May 25, 2016 - 5:42pm
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How Free Are You?

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May 25, 2016 - 7:37pm
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Where’s Code Pink when you need them?

    We’ve been fighting a “no-win” war for fifty years now. One far more devastating then Vietnam. Or Iraq. Or Afghanistan. Really, it’s been more devastating than all three combined in lives destroyed, time wasted and money lost. We have a litany of high profile (t…

May 23, 2016 - 5:24pm
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The U.S. Presidential Candidates Positions - Part…

The primary election cycle this time around is a cross between a circus and a reality television show.  To help you cut through the nonsense and look at the issues, I will list the position points of each of the four candidates that I feel affect American business.  We wil…

May 25, 2016 - 8:49am
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Fidelity

For those who do not understand that preserving sex to marriage between a man and a woman is the foundation of a successful society, let us look at Abraham and Sarai.  Also, for those who say there is no archaeological evidence to support the Bible, that is not only false, but experts theorize …

May 25, 2016 - 8:03pm
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US HEGEMONY REQUIRES WWIII...

US hegemony seems to enforce WWIII....     Well I wonder. Or, better, I'm not surprised. This long-term agenda to bring the whole planet under control of ONE country has been going on ever since, so it seems. The latest possibility of long-term peace has been sabotaged by the US latest a…

May 23, 2016 - 7:38am
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Master Minds in Economics and Politics

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May 22, 2016 - 9:29am
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Making America “Great Again”

In this more than bizarre presidential election process, such as we haven’t seen in a very long time, we often hear a statement made about “Making America great again” or “We need to restore America’s greatness.”   Trump, in particular, is obsessed with that …

May 21, 2016 - 4:51pm
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Why Does America Need To Be Great?

Today I read an article about a worker in the Staten Island branch of Home Depot. Allegedly, she wore a baseball cap with the phrase “America was never great” on it, to work. Needless to say, this caused considerable disapprobation, earning her death threats and general outrage from her …

May 21, 2016 - 8:04am
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The Positive Side of Error

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May 22, 2016 - 3:08pm
 
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New Process of Scientific Inquiry

Traditional scientific inquiry has followed the long standing "Scientific Method" as a means for gaining understanding into the very nature of the universe.  Many times this method calls for some challenging "outside the box" thinking and in the case of modern physics, huge expensive test equip…

Apr 25, 2016 - 6:46pm
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Is America ready for a female president?

**Originally posted on Medium.com**   I’d like to think yes.   I want to see a female president just as much, if not more, than the next person. If you know me, you know that I personally identify as a feminist and that I want to see true equality for women in our nation (and across …

Feb 19, 2016 - 1:23pm
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Take a minute and thank those who sacrificed so yo…

Stop and take a moment to thank those who have given you the freedom to have your views on WB.   Tonight I had the privilege to place flags with my son’s Boy Scout Troop at the graves of Veteran’s.  As a Scout Leader, I am amazed every year.  It always starts out as a race…

May 25, 2016 - 12:01am
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May 25, 2016 - 10:06am
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Bankruptcy Trends in the Post Meltdown Era

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May 25, 2016 - 1:03pm
 
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Marijuana madness

There are millions of citizens in the United States, and many in Vallejo and Fairfield, who believe that science is faithful and will ALWAYS guide us to the truth.  That is hardly true, and science has been quite treacherous when she did not have her parents, morality and religion to guide her.…

May 25, 2016 - 8:03pm
 
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Putting Boots (Birkenstocks) on the Ground: Part V…

No contract = no vote.   It's that easy to stick up for ourselves.   Let me explain.   Politicians value one thing above all others . . .    Job security.   These days they assure their job security by raising astronomical sums of campaign money.  Most of …

May 22, 2016 - 8:12pm
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