I found this presentation to be very informative.
Despite being called a member of the “tax livestock” the government “milks” for income.
Joe smirked, then laughed his ass right off. Figures, he said. We’ve been played, Dave. All those years we were sure we were breaking new trails, going boldly where no man (or woman) had gone before…… for the benefit of all mankind. How naive. How banal. How sad. Mensa joke to the nth power….. (did you know half the world’s population are below average in intelligence?) Alas my man, it’s in the genes…..
Here is Stefan Molyneux with “The Truth About Sex: Facts You Won’t Believe Are True!”. A rather risqué title. The presentation is more about analysing the data of sexual activity in Western societies. How does sexual activity effect and affect, for example, the size of government, the quality of life, the burden of taxes, the chances of getting STD’s, the success of marriage, the “H” quotient (happiness), the future of our society.
Stefan Molyneux is a Canadian blogger. His material is libertarian in nature, with a focus on familial relationships. Some like him. Some don’t. Joe and I aren’t fans or enemies; more interested observer. The following image is from the presentation –
This data is disturbing. Perhaps the gene pool hasn’t changed much since the beginning of written history….. Per Mr. Molyneux, child abuse, social dysfunction, and social breakdown are interrelated because the security and health of children is a societal foundation. Mr. Molyneux is the host of “Freedomain Radio”.
I am not a Garry Trudeau fan. Joe doesn’t consider him a cartoonist, more an ideology hack for the progressive cause de jour. This parody of his strip, however, Joe heartily endorses –
Kathleen Wynn Kills Ontario Auto Sector
Toyota is moving it’s automobile assembly plant from Ontario to Mexico. Why? This CBC report won’t tell the truth so Joe will. The worst socialist lesbian premier in Canada has made the cost of doing business so punitive that smart companies are fleeing and taking their business elsewhere. After all, who cares about jobs when the biggest issue of concern is gender studies in grade school. Ontario is a lost cause. Bunch of flaming sissy progressives. Sheeesh!
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A first hand account (about a year old) of IRS targeting. Fortunately for the targetees, they were able to use personal relationships with the high and mighty to “resolve” (read: over-power) the onerous IRS:
C. Steven Tucker coincidentally randomly happens to be the Tea Party leader in Illinois. Some of the detail he describes about the state of “Obambicare” and the IRS as a political instrument are frightening. If the general public was informed about the HIPA clause he informed Mr. Bill Elliot about , there would be a revolt by the people. Mr. Elliot was able to use the clause, and suggestions from Mr. Tucker, to help himself.
I think the entire reason to have law is to level the “playing field” for the average schmoo – the high and mighty are connected, informed, and able to buy the knowledge or contortion required to beat the system. It is disheartening to hear about these incidents, but the fact that we DO HEAR about these incidents is encouraging.
Joe says audit every single IRS employee, their management, and every single politician holding office. Have the audit done by an impartial force of tax “experts”. Publish the results. Relax, open a beer, and watch the fun……
The following anecdote is symptomatic of what has happened in our society since the Second World War. Life has been pretty damn soft for a majority of folks, and they think the entire world is experiencing the same –
Here’s a quote from a government employee who witnessed a recent
interaction between an elderly woman and an antiwar protester. There were
protesters at the grocery store handing out pamphlets on the evils of
America . I politely declined to take one.
There was an elderly woman behind me and a young (20-ish) female protester
offered her a pamphlet, which she politely declined. The young protester
put her hand on the old woman’s shoulder as a gesture of friendship and in
a very soft voice the young lady said, “Lady, don’t you care about the
children of Iraq?”
The old woman looked up at her and said: “Honey, my father died in France
during World War II, I lost my husband in Korea , and a son in Vietnam ..
All three died so a bitch like you could have the right to stand here and
badmouth our country. If you touch me again, I’ll stick this umbrella up
your ass and open it.”
Freedom isn’t free. Free speech isn’t free. Freebees from the government aren’t free. Lunch isn’t free either, but if you get here by noon you can sit at my table. And that’s a promise.
Cash Cow Condemnation
Hillary Clinton is the quintessential immoral political figure. The latest information to reach the public is in a book written by Peter Schweizer called “Clinton Cash:The Untold Story of Why and How Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich“, to be released in early May.
I and Joe think there are many people who will vote for this corrupt individual despite or even because she is as crooked as a dog’s hind leg. Surely no one deserves her for president.
POLITICS, POLITICIANS, WACKJOBBERY, HUMOROUS, STUPID
THE CULTURE (THERE IS ONLY ONE)
In view of the rant topic above (Tax Livestock) it seemed appropriate to present the view of Dawn Stephanowicz, “My Father Was Gay: Why I Oppose Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage“.
Joe and I are in accord on the topic. Our view is what consenting ADULTS do in the privacy of their home is their own damn business. When children are involved, the society and culture have the right to expect certain standards of behaviour, education, and cultural orientation / stigmatization. Analysis of sexual mores and the effect / affect on society is suppressed by lobbyist pressure when the subject of the study is the non-heterosexual or GLHTBXQIVEJGLSN (I’m not sure of the appropriate acronym and Joe simply doesn’t give two shits) sub-culture.
Just like single parenting is not the optimum for children in our Western world, same gender or tri parent (how long ’til a 4th is added, or perhaps a non-human?) parenting is not optimal either.
Joe says we are obliged to define the “rights” of children and measure them against the rights of citizenry. Alas, places such as Canada haven’t refined the abortion law to reflect these rights. There is little chance the definition of “child abuse” will soon be revised to include religion, bad law, and parenting rights. The fascists be damned: brainwashing children to support your faux “rights” is a crime, if not in law (man made) then in nature.
Why is this so? Joe says life has been too soft for every Western generation since World War II, and the big government nanny state has been slowly silently eroding the independence, the liberty, the freedom of every individual. What happened to the risk takers, the wave makers, the evil fighters? What happened to big bold doers? Where are the ALPHA people? Stefan Molyneux has some thoughts about making noise despite whom you piss off:
Listen to the above impassioned speech from Mr. Molyneux. Now go out and shout out your mind on any and all topics you may feel passionate about. If nothing else, you’ll be feeling mighty fine…….
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, SMART STUFF
More Regulation, Please~
The California Central Valley is rightly called the “bread basket of the world”. With enough water there is abundance beyond the needs of the continent. The EPA in 1973 did something that is killing the Central Valley by diverting water needed for farm irrigation to provide habitat for a small fish called the Delta Smelt. This “preservation” strategy has literally destroyed farms and jobs for tens of thousands of people. All for a shitty little 3 inch smelt that is going extinct anyway. Like almost all species have since life began leaving a trace on earth.
Which has Joe asking what is more important? Human lives or little bitty shitty fish lives? If you’re not sure, send a self addressed envelop to Joe Mekanic at this website. He will tell you where the bear shit in the buckwheat. A short interview that describes the atrocity as it unfolds. Simply unbelievable. If the link doesn’t work, try inserting the URL below into your browser:
So tell Joe, who made man the arbiter of which species to preserve and which to allow nature be nature?
Global Warming Redux
Dr. Roy Spencer follows up the presentation by Dr. Patrick Moore at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change in Las Vegas, July 2014. Global Warming for Dummies and Activists:
Meanwhile, back in reality, here is what the global energy production looks like –
GUNS, GUNNERS, GUNNERY
This is the appropriate response in a free society –
No additional comment is required regarding the citizen. The answer to his question is very salient…..
For the “gun control” supporter, here is Mr. Bill Whittle with his always pertinent comments from a “Virtual State of the Union” presentation released in February 2013:
Medical malpractice kills 12 times as many people as were murdered in the United States every year. Let that soak into your melon. As Mr. Whittle says, our society will not limit or prohibit doctors or hammers or knives because the overall good those implements and persons deliver vastly outweighs the negative. So it is with firearms. The Second Amendment is there to protect the people from us. Well said, Mr. Whittle.
THE RELIGION OF PEACE (ALL OVER US)
Never a dull moment. 25630 deadly terror attacks since 9/11. Check out Religion of Peace.
Today’s sermon features Daniel Dennett interviewed by Jonathan Miller in the BBC series “The Atheism Tapes”:
WEATHER (OR NOT)
This week has been mild, not wild. Lots of sun. Still cool at night. Daffodildos are hanging their heads, almost done. The magnolia is budding – several blooms on the tree. Ready for the first “mowing of the grass” ritual next week.
Joe (Busy) Mekanic
p.s. Ramirez makes it look easy – from Investor’s Business Daily –