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Apr 23, 2017 - 1:57pm
It's OK, I'm a Capitalist

I had some work done on my home by a contractor. I was very specific about what I wanted done. There were other things wrong with my house but I told the contractor to ignore them. Three weeks later I called the contractor and accused them of not fixing all of the problems, and if they didn’t come back and fix them I would call the Better Business Bureau (among other agencies) and report them as a bad contractor. Rather than deal with all the hassle, they came back and fixed the rest of the house even though they lost money on the deal. It’s OK, I’m a capitalist, I love free markets.   I went to a friend’s wedding last weekend. I bought a beautiful suit from a local store and had $200 worth of alterations done to it. It looked beautiful at my friend’s wedding. The Monday after the wedding, I returned the…

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  • - Apr 27, 2017 - 2:30pm
  • - by John G
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President Trump - It's Time for a Third Party

As the 100th day of the Trump Presidency approaches, it strikes me at just how openly partisan our mainstream media has become, and how foolish at least 50% of our electorate is for believing so much of what is broadcast.   "President Trump has Record Low Approval afte…

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:12pm
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When the PC culture goes toofar…

I read the post and then reread it… twice, unable to believe my eyes. A teenager in the States had poured out his heart explaining how he understood how marginalized a teenager in Canada felt. He was gay, his family would not accept that and treated him badly. His peers at school thought he…

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:08pm
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Sorry, Identity Politics Doesn’tSell

Ugh… I’d really hoped we were done with this. I really did.   I’ve already railed about why Spider Gwen is lackluster at best, despite every will in me in the world wanting to love it.   We’ve also seen how Sony and Paul Fieg’s insertion of gender politics in…

Apr 27, 2017 - 11:31am
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THE ATTACK ON OUR SOCIAL SECURITY & MEDICARE IS JU…

ARM YOURSELF WITH THE FACTS   This year there are persistent efforts afoot to change & trim Social Security benefits .. the very benefits that we working types have been paying for our entire careers. There are the usual tinkering at the edges like reduced cost of living adjustments…

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:23pm
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The Top 3 Game Changing Industries

 Bob Dylan said in the early sixties; "the times they are a changin".  One of the constants of life is change. When we cease to change we die. However many want to think they live in a permanent cocoon, and live their lives based on how things operated in the past. And it is this resistanc…

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:01am
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Is There Life for Black America After President Ob…

  On November 4, 2008, the 56th quadrennial United States presidential election was held. A changing of the guard was taking place. Republican President George W. Bush’s policies faced a stunning defeat and America was connecting with the campaign slogan of the junior Democratic Senator…

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:09pm
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Trump, the first 100 and Broken Promises

I was thinking the other day that historically people have rarely been so interrupted or disturbed by a President, their politics or lack thereof.  The policies yes, but not the person themselves.  We just go about our lives and complain. I have never seen such conflict or press on a Presi…

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:01am
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Even Numbers Equal AllNumbers

What if I told you something that seems to contradict common sense, but nonetheless is true?   Well, here it is. A paradox of numbers.   There are as many even numbers as there are even numbers plus odd numbers.   Read it again to make sure you’ve got the concept.  …

Apr 24, 2017 - 3:10pm
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  • - Apr 27, 2017 - 11:34am
  • - by Leroy
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Giving and Taking, Psychology, BS

Having studied psychology at the college level and gotten all A's, I think my thoughts in this area should be respected. Oh, and since college I have actually spent time thinking about this. Real time. Quiet time. Deep thoughts. Here goes.   I do not think it is valid to say that giving is bett…

Apr 25, 2017 - 4:45pm
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LESSON UNLEARNED

LESSON UNLEARNED   The mantra rang across the land and echoed with astounding reverberation. “Hope and Change”. The simple sound byte that swept a relative unknown into the highest office in this nation.   Eight years after a mixture of failures and successes another mantra ro…

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:40pm
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Chaos overwhelms the poor

Some weeks ago, I stood in line awaiting check-in at the shelter. This place charges $3 a night. I was holding my money in my hand, and someone playfully tugged at it. I snapped. I said, "You don't value your life much, do you?"   Minutes later, I explained this to someone else. I said, "Don't …

Apr 26, 2017 - 12:01pm
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HOW TO BALANCE THE BUDGET EASY

How to balance the Budget Way back when LBJ invented Medicare without a way to pay for it. Remember GUNS and Butter? Well he hit the Social Security fund. They were buying Treasuries and suing the interest tp pay. It was supposed to  be just for SS and nothing else. Well LBJ starting using the …

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:09pm
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Cops BUSTED combat training anti-White Communists…

In Phoenix, Arizona, anti-White leftists who are members of the ‘John Brown Gun Club’ are undergoing firearms and combat shooting instruction by local law enforcement officers. Maricopa County Sheriff deputies secretly lead these violent insurrectionists, who take their name from the mur…

Apr 27, 2017 - 10:38am
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  • - Apr 27, 2017 - 5:52pm
  • - by EXPAT
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Boozos

The paying public deserves better.   They (the public) paid for their lavish lifestyles. They paid for their needless overseas study junkets to Europe during the summer months. They paid for the security detail to protect them from themselves (the public). They paid for their scams. They paid …

Apr 22, 2017 - 2:18pm
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Is Berkeley really so unsafe that consertatives ri…

Recently UC Berkeley prevented Ann Coulter, who is a self proclaimed conservative, from visiting the school as an invited speaker, saying they believed the liberal community would riot violently if they knew where she was speaking.   This reminds me of past threats of racial violence …

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:15pm
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  • - Apr 27, 2017 - 9:43pm
  • - by Bill H.
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Joanie Dies and A Piece of Americana Classic Goes…

This morning the news reported the death of Erin Moran, the girl that played Joanie Cunningham on the much watched show Happy Days.  She later went onto to star in a spin off Joanie Loves Chachi staring Scott Baio.  No cause of death was cited although she hadn't been in the public eye for…

Apr 23, 2017 - 11:21am
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Battle for Berkeley - View from ground

I went to the rally.  While I do not agree 100% with Trump, I detest and despise violent efforts to suppress free speech, which is what has been happening all over our nation.  A Trump rally in Chicago was shut down last year by leftist anarchists.  A Milo Yiannopoulos rally was shut …

Apr 25, 2017 - 9:03pm
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  • - Apr 25, 2017 - 10:56pm
  • - by EXPAT
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The Fed Strill has Power

The Fed Still has Power When I was having a dinner conversation years ago with a Chairman of major New York bank about the power of the Fed I happen mentioned “they can always raise the reserve requirements for banks.” His face turned deep red his facial expression was like he was being …

Apr 23, 2017 - 10:12pm
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The Phenomenon: TrashingTrump

Donald Trump’s stunning win that fateful Tuesday, defying all the estimates – suggested there were was a shift in thinking. 2016 was really a humbling year for the reporter and journalist, and democrat. Predictions were shattered, polls discredited, facts eschewed and rationali…

Apr 27, 2017 - 12:28pm
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  • - Apr 27, 2017 - 9:59pm
  • - by Bill H.
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French Presidential Elections, FirstRound

Eleven candidates for the first round of the French presidential elections. Each of them has some good ideas. Meaning, all of them have some bad ideas. Four of them may hope to reach the second round.   The usual classification is this: Marine Le Pen, extreme right, Francois Fillon, right, Emm…

Apr 23, 2017 - 10:24pm
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DID 9/11 REALLY DESTROY AMERICA?

A friend with whom I have an on-going converation about whether 9/11 was an act of terror or a conspiracy by a "sinister thrid party" sent me the following reading, . Here is what I wrote him:   "Yes, we have been here before, and clearly the issue is not about to go away.   "Th…

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:36am
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Minimum Wage is NOT Fair Wage

Income Inequality is when the best worker gets paid more because that worker produces more.   Every time wage levels are forced above (higher than) the actual value of the work done by an entry-level worker it causes major changes, but the most daunting are that the entry-level worker is then r…

Apr 13, 2017 - 9:46am
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