Thursday, June 23, 2016

Social Security Has 18 More Years Till It Runs Dry.....Get Ready To Pay The Price.....

In 18 years the Social Security Trust Fund runs out of money.
When corporate America sent all the jobs overseas they doomed your Social Security to death.
They told you it was going to be a great thing. They told you it would help the economy. They lied to you.
They took all the benefits and they left you with a large problem. Now you will pay the price. Pretty awesome huh?
These are the choices they are giving you......
You can get less benefits. Or you can work more years. Or you can pay higher Social Security taxes.
Or....if you like...... you can pay higher social security taxes AND get less benefits.......and work more years.
Any questions?
No where do they offer the option of bringing the lost jobs back from Communist Red China. Bringing the jobs back would shore up your social Security too. That solution fixes everything.
The United States has lost 3, 200, 000 manufacturing jobs since 2001. That is 3,200,000 workers no longer paying into Social Security.
Now you have to make up their shortfall. Since there is no incentives for your wages to go up it will take you longer to do it too.
See.......You get completely screwed every which way you turn. But hey.....At least you still have a pension. Oh wait.....Never mind.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

US Sends TWO Aircraft Carriers To South China Sea......China Not Pleased.....

This weekend Vladimir Putin will be visiting Communist Red China.
To send a strong message the United States has deployed TWO Aircraft Carrier Strike groups to the South China Sea.
The two groups will be doing joint exercises this weekend in a show of overwhelming strength.
Operating two aircraft carrier groups together is not something that happens very often.
Most times One Aircraft Carrier is enough to send a strong message.
But Communist Red China has become such a military problem that the United States decided two Carriers would be even more impressive.
The Communists are not pleased. Not pleased at all. They are down right huffy about the situation.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-china-usa-idUSKCN0Z80XV

Thursday, June 16, 2016

NRA Blocks Research.....Which blocks The Truth.....

What the gun crowd hates most of all is the truth.
There is nothing worse than the truth. That is especially true when the truth is at complete odds with the fake make believe narrative the NRA has created.
So what you do is you hide the truth...... you prevent the truth....... You confuse the truth.
Whatever you need to do to misdirect the conversation.
If they say guns make you safer........ but research shows this is not true, than you just need to prevent the research.
That is exactly what has happened.
Nobody is better at blocking the truth than Republicans. Republicans hate the truth more than anything and are more than happy to prevent it from coming out.
Conducted by a team headed by Arthur L. Kellermann, then at theUniversity of Tennessee, the study investigated the consequence of firearms in the home. Drawing from statistics in the Memphis, Seattle and Cleveland metropolitan areas, Kellermann found that “keeping a gun in the home was strongly and independently associated with an increased risk of homicide … by a family member or intimate acquaintance.” Even after controlling for such factors as illicit drug use, criminal records or a history of domestic violence, the risk was found to be almost three times higher than in homes without firearms.
This was a blow to the NRA because “it saw that would not help them sell more guns,” Rosenberg observed. Kellermann’s paper, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1993, noted that “protection from crime” was the most commonly cited rationale for having guns in the home. Forced entry by an intruder accounted for a tiny subgroup of real cases, though it loomed large in the fears of homeowners. “A gun kept in the home is far more likely to be involved in the death of a member of the household than it is to be used to kill in self-defense,” Kellermann wrote. “In the light of … our present findings, people should be strongly discouraged from keeping guns in their homes.”
The NRA attacked the Kellermann study for its methodology and findings, but the impact on research funding was far more effective and long-lived. A generation of researchers was discouraged from entering a field in which grants were hard to come by and the political push-back intense.
It’s widely supposed that Congress enacted a “ban” on federal funding for gun violence research in 1996. That isn’t quite true, says Mark Rosenberg, a gun violence expert who was head of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the time. But the truth is even more demoralizing.
the NRA goaded Congress in 1996 into stripping the injury center’s funding for gun violence research – $2.6 million. Congress then passed a measure drafted by then-Rep. Jay Dickey (R-Ga.) forbidding the CDC to spend funds “to advocate or promote gun control.” (The NRA initially hoped to eradicate the injury center entirely.)

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-gun-research-funding-20160614-snap-story.html

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Trump Wants To Ban Muslims......But the Killing Won't be affected......

Donald Trump doubled down on his ban Muslims to solve the mass killing problems in the United States plan.
For Trump clearly the problem is Muslims and not guns, or mentally unstable people getting guns.
Here is the thing..........
If all the Muslims in the United States weren't here Adam Lanza still would. The 25 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School would have still been gunned down. Adam was not a Muslim.
Dylan Storm Roof would have still been here to kill 9 people in Charleston South Carolina in 2015. Dylan was not a Muslim.
Elliot O Roger would have still been here to kill 6 people in Isla Vista California. Elliot was not a Muslim.
Aaron Alexis would have still been here to kill 12 people in Washington DC. Aaron was not a Muslim.
Wade Michael Page would have still been here to kill 6 people in Oak Creek Wisconsin. Wade was not a Muslim.
James Holmes would have still been here to kill 12 people and wound 70 more in Aurora Colorado. James was not a Muslim.
Jared Loughner would have still been here to kill 6 people and wound 14 others in Tucson Arizona.
Omar Thorton would have still been here to kill 8 people in Manchester CT. Omar was not a Muslim.
Jiverly Wong would have still been here to kill 13 people in Binghamton NY. Jiverly was not a Muslim.
Steve Kazmierczak would have still been here to kill 5 people and wound 16 more in Dekalb Ill.
It is nice to pretend the only people out killing are the Muslims.
Unfortunately it is just not true. Muslims do kill people. Christians kill people. Jews kill people. Everyone kills people. The problem isn't this religion or that. The problem is easy access to guns. The problem is mentally unstable people can get guns whenever they want.
Donald Trump is just making himself look like more of an idiot.

Orlando Massacre......Crickets From The NRA.....

It has been awful quiet from the NRA………
I only hear Crickets……They must be hiding under their desks. They are such a bunch of cowards.
Normally the NRA has a lot to say.
But really what is there left to say?
They can’t say armed guards would have prevented the Orlando massacre………. because there were three armed guards there. They acted. They shot back. Still didn’t matter. 102 innocent people shot anyway.
Once again we see guns do absolutely (positively) NOTHING whatsoever to keep people safe. It is a fantasy….. not a reality.
This all could have been prevented too. 49 people are dead today who don’t need to be dead. This event was as predictable as the sun rising in the east.
In 2012 (after the Sandy Hook tragedy) Republicans (and the NRA) could have allowed Assault weapons to be rebanned.
If they were banned this tragedy would have been very different. The killer used an assault weapon. It was like shooting fish in a barrel.
If High Capacity magazines were rebanned this could have been very different.
The killer used high capacity magazines. Pop….pop…..pop….pop…..pop….pop….pop…pop….pop….. It was easy. 102 shot out of 350 there.
If People on terrorist watch lists were not allowed to buy guns this could have been prevented. This killer was investigated twice by the FBI.
But the Minority Gun Crowd (and the Republicans) would not allow any of it.
Republicans tell you all about how they are the ones keeping you safe. They tell you this as they provide the terrorists with all the weapons they want.
Go ask the 350 people at the Orlando night club how safe the Republicans kept them.
Meanwhile Trump wants to ban Muslims from entering the country. Unfortunately this killer was born in the United States. He is a US Citizen…… not a refugee. Banning Muslims from entering the united States would have done nothing to prevent the 102 people from being shot.
Banning assault weapons…….Banning high capacity magazines………. and expanding back ground checks would have prevented a lot of what occurred. Trump left all that out of his speech.
Remember the good old days when the worst shooting was Columbine. That was 13 people killed and it took two shooters to do it. That is because in 1999 there was an assault weapons ban. Once the Republicans let the ban expire (in 2004) the massacres have gotten worse and worse. Now we are up to 102 people shot. 49 people killed from 1 shooter…….. as opposed to 13 people from two shooters. Who would have thought Columbine would one day be the good ol days.
That is Republican progress for you. They are looking out for you.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

3.46 Million For Lunch With Warren....Poor People Need Not Apply.....

A multi Billionaire agrees to have a fancy two hour lunch with a multi millionaire. Then he donates the millionaires money to charity. That is how Warren Buffett helps the less fortunate.
He is not going to go volunteer at a homeless shelter. Don't be stupid. He isn't even going to talk to a bunch of poor people. I mean who wants to hang out with poor people. Certainly not Warren.
It is a fancy steak. Two hours of blah blah conversation with a millionaire who worships you. Then into the limo and on your way.
The next day from coast to coast will be headlines of how charitable Warren Buffett is. What a guy. He ate a steak. Amazing. Didn't even have to break a sweat. Didn't even have to write a check. It is good to be rich. Perhaps he cut his own steak.....That would be something.
So see ya next year for another charitable lunch with another millionaire. If you are looking for Warren (before that) he will be on his private plane......Not hanging out with you.....Or poor people.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-buffett-lunch-idUSKCN0YX0G3

USA National Security For Sale To The Highest Clinton Donor.....

For Hillary and Bill Clinton EVERYTHING in the United States has a price tag on it.
Whatever it is you want can be yours if you donate enough money…..If the check has enough zeros than you are good to go.
There is NOTHING more important than the National Security of the United States……… and that is why it is for sale by Hillary Clinton.
Do you want to be on a National Security board? Great than just donate a bunch of money (to Hillary) and you are in. Not even a problem.
What?
You have no qualifications to be on the National Security committee?……. Well who cares? As long as your check clears than you are good to go.
Line up to get your National security clearance and you are in. Have fun. Oh but don’t talk to the media. There is freedom of the Press in the United States but if the press asks too many questions just threaten to have them arrested. Just like in a communist country.
When it comes to being total Scum bags there is nobody who does it better than the Clintons. NOBODY!!!!
Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff.
The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later.
A prolific fundraiser for Democratic candidates and contributor to the Clinton Foundation, who later traveled with Bill Clinton on a trip to Africa, Rajiv K. Fernando’s only known qualification for a seat on the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) was his technological know-how. The Chicago securities trader, who specialized in electronic investing, sat alongside an august collection of nuclear scientists, former cabinet secretaries and members of Congress to advise Hillary Clinton on the use of tactical nuclear weapons and on other crucial arms control issues.
Fernando’s lack of any known background in nuclear security caught the attention of several board members, and when ABC News first contacted the State Department in August 2011 seeking a copy of his resume, the emails show that confusion ensued among the career government officials who work with the advisory panel.
“I have spoken to [State Department official and ISAB Executive Director Richard Hartman] privately, and it appears there is much more to this story that we’re unaware of,” wrote Jamie Mannina, the press aide who fielded the ABC News request. “We must protect the Secretary’s and Under Secretary’s name, as well as the integrity of the Board. I think it’s important to get down to the bottom of this before there’s any response.
Fernando himself would not answer questions from ABC News in 2011 about what qualified him for a seat on the board or led to his appointment. When ABC News finally caught up with Fernando at the 2012 Democratic convention, he became upset and said he was "not at liberty" to speak about it. Security threatened to have the ABC News reporter arrested.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/clinton-donor-sensitive-intelligence-board/story?id=39710624