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Orwellian Scariness and Government

Orwellian Scariness

When I was in high school I read two books by George Orwell. Animal Farm and 1984. This might not have been such a good idea because even though I was a lousy reader at the time, I couldn’t put those books down! At the time those books really spooked me out and I have remembered the stories my whole life. Just ask my kids. ‘snicker’

I remember when the first George Bush presented his speech to Congress and used the words “New World Order”, I almost fell off the couch. That statement gave me chills. Here we are in 2013 and what has happened to this country in my lifetime is nothing less than scary to me. I guess the Bushs are really proud of their legacy, advancing progressive state-ism. Don’t get me wrong the progressive Republican Bush is just the first one to say it out loud. The progressive Democrats were just a bit more stealthily until Obama got his second term. Now, even NATO is trying to infringe themselves into our country’s laws and regulations.

When we came to the United States, capitalism was the way of life and it was not frowned on. We didn’t have big corporate gouger companies. Companies and Corporations came and went based on their performance. For those to young to have learned what capitalism is it is called competition in the market place. No one was bailed out by the government for their bad decisions. Let alone rewarding bad CEO’s with crazy bonuses.

This government’s elitists have given themselves so much power for so long they have lost touch with the general public and, with the exception of a few new comers who are standing ground, most just don’t give a damn about public freedoms and liberty. Amazing how the elitists give themselves exemption to all the rules they lay on us.

Everyone in the press keeps making excuses for this administration and their progressive cohorts. Awe they just don’t know, they are naive, they don’t lie they just embellish the truth, etc. etc. There is no excuse for trying to rid us of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Those progressives know darn well what they are doing! Control of the little people. Making sure they are uneducated, giving all the freebies for votes. I just see it as another form of slavery.

Talk about education. Common Core is really insidious. Talk about scary, collecting data on our children from age 5 to 20. If you are a parent you really need to study up on this effort being supported by many with large amounts of wealth. That program even negates our privacy laws. And all done “for the good of the children”.

Obama Care (Affordable Health Care), which the congress couldn’t take the time to read, undermines all small business giving the edge to the larger corporations, like General Electric, who can eat the costs of compliance. Hum, and I think they didn’t even have to pay taxes. Just a little loop hole in our ever growing tax structure. I’ve shared my feelings about this in a previous post.

Sequester has been in the news a lot recently. Yet this administration was given the option by the House to manage the sequester and the White House refused that option. Lets just make it hurt where it would affect everyone as harshly as possible. So, the White House tours shut down, releasing criminals from jails, the administration can order a remake of Gitmo but the administration hasn’t got the money to refurbish ships due to sequester.

The Federal Reserve printing endless money which only pads the stock market. QE Forever. Double Bubble toil and trouble. I recently heard that the government wants banks to ease their rules for new home loans. Isn’t that a bubble that crashed the first time? Oh, yes, we need to do that one again – sarcasm here.

The Postal Service wanted to make necessary cuts and the Congress says no to their efforts. Eventually leading to another bail out, I’m sure.

The Regulation nation has become the reality. Controlling near about everyone from small business to farming, energy resources,water, fishing, air, and anything else under the guise of being Green. Global warming has now become Extreme weather. Have you noticed how they are naming so many storms on the weather channel? Who does this help? Why insurance companies of course. Most policies have higher deductibles for named storms or disclaimers. Get this, in my neck of the woods, my policy can’t give me market replacement value because I’m in a zoned historical and flood section of the city. Double trouble. I even called my insurance agent at one point and, snidely, asked him if my house were destroyed in a storm would I have enough money to build four cinder block walls and a roof because the city won’t allow me to put a trailer on an empty lot.

Where are the Women’s Rights Activists condemning what the Radical Muslims are doing to women, children and, quit frankly, anyone who doesn’t agree with their sharia laws. Don’t get me wrong there are peaceful, fair minded Muslims here in this country. Muslims who have assimilated into the American way of life. But what is going on in the middle east and even other parts of the world like England where they are protecting sharia under their own laws. Might I mention China’s rules on males and female babies. How come the bra burning women’s activists aren’t raising hell about that kind of treatment instead of raising hell about birth control pills?

Then you have the stupid media pundents making dumb comments comparing our country’s relationship with Canada is like that of the Israelis and Palestinians. Give me a break! I don’t think Canada (our friend) has ever dropped bombs across our borders.

It is just so despicable for these progressive politicians and even President Obama jumping on the gun control band wagon because of the Sandy Hook shooting. How many children do they want to have in the news tearing paper, eating pop tarts, pointing fingers in the shape of a gun? Putting fear in a parents right to take a picture of his child holding a rifle, he was trained to use, to share with friends. Ending up with police knocking on your family home.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention the ridiculous spending. Spending money on programs to study snails and fruit flies sexual habits. The green energy companies wasting tax payer dollars without even expecting financial rewards for the stock holders. Lavish trips trips and more trips. Just so much pork and waste in spending in this government is mind boggling. Does the Senate really need free haircuts?

And ol’ Harry Reid won’t bring anything to the table to have a vote on a damn thing. God forbid something might be brought before the President to sign. Oh, unless it is an agenda during a crises that they want to shove down our throats. Then, of course, there is always the trusty faithful Executive Order. I almost forgot that goody. Just skip congress altogether! These dudes can’t balance a budget and I’ve been waiting since Ronald Reagan to see a secured boarder.

Let us not forget that the safety and fairness guys are encroaching into athletics now. No head bumping, no dodge ball, no recognition of honors students. Of course we can’t forget the PC (Politically Correct) police. You cannot say Islamist, gun, illegal immigrant.

I just know that reading George Orwell’s writings was probably foreshadowing for what has now become my future. Lets turn everyone into Sheeple!

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Parenting Challenges Today

Parenting Challenges Today

I would hate to be a parent now-a-days. The rules and idiotic regulations imposed on children and parents is becoming exhausting!  I couldn’t imagine being a young parent starting out in today’s times.  It seems to me that as a parent you just, continually, have to look over your shoulder to make sure you aren’t doing anything wrong. This is not to say that there aren’t very, very bad parents walking the streets!  I still think that most parents care for and love their children.

I mean, it starts with the baby in the womb.  If you even get this far.  You go to the OBGYN or Family Doctor and from the get go you are told what you can eat, drink and do, otherwise you might do irreparable damage to your unborn child. Changing your life style to the extreme.  The powers that be have made pregnancy into something that is nearly considered life threatening. Get tests for every stage of the pregnancy. I’m beyond the childbearing years but I remember what ridicule I had to endure because I wanted to have a baby Lamaze and trust me when I told people I preferred home delivery, that was a no no.  Breast feeding, I was called extreme! Thank goodness I had a good family for support.  Child bearing and pregnancy  is a very natural process, women were built for the event!

You bring the baby home and right away you have to have the right crib, play pin, car seat, the list goes on and on. There were many children that lived through a side drop down crib. If you are fortunate enough to find a common sense Pediatrician, you are lucky!  All to often, I feel, these guys are dosing your kids with things they may or not need.  I am really concerned about all the mandated injections! Don’t get me wrong I agree that certain childhood diseases have been stopped but I have doubts about giving immature children medications that alter their mind state.

THEN….. the Kids go to school or should I call them a warehouse or a prison!? Walking through the door to be scanned, frisk, cameras watching, all in the name of “Protection”. (Hum, are cameras in bathrooms now?)  Don’t bring any toy that looks like it might hurt another child.  No hugs from a Down Syndrome child because that is sexual harassment, no pizza unless it is considered a vegetable, food gestapo checking children’s lunch boxes to make sure the kid’s parent has sent appropriate food to school! Did anyone ever bother to ask where the food is coming from?  If your local area is anything like ours the food the cafeterias use is brought in from outside big kitchens and the staff most normally just heat food. So are the school systems providing GMO Foods? Genetically re-engineered foods from Monsanto! And providing loads of Canola  (processed rapseed) because butter or olive oil is not better.  No naming of Holiday’s unless they are totally benign and secular. No salt, no sugar, no soda. No clothing or a gift from a birthday party because they don’t want to offend other children who weren’t invited to the party.  Give a trophy to all the kids and, hell, just pass them because they might feel bad if they got an E (failing grade).  Awe poor baby shouldn’t feel like a dummy even if he/she is!!

By the time the kids get to Middle and High Schools things get even worse. Then, of course you’ve got the real clothing wars.  Have to hang out shopping, and standing in long lines to get the best Nikki’s, Ipods, and cell phones with text so they can talk till they drop or maybe even use that device to cheat on a test.  Hum, nah, parents know that they have to give their kids phones for security.  Who has the best technology?  Here, I do think that parents have to take responsibility. However, parents have been told what to do so often that they have lost touch with reality and common sense too. Crap, I didn’t give my children a labeled shirt until it was Christmas. Even if that item was affordable. Tennis shoes used to be tennis shoes that were cheap till they slapped a label on them!!

Higher Education. Colleges and Universities stress that registering students have to have a computer. Heck, if this government can entitle free cell phones to the poor why can’t they provide a free computer for each student that registers? (sarcasm)  Of course the Professors have a great record too.  Try getting a used book. OH what is that??  Professors get great kick back kudos by promoting new books each season, at great expense to the family of the student. Then, of course, parents aren’t even allowed to see their child’s grades because they are adults now and privacy laws apply. Yet, coming soon, parents will have the distinct pleasure of insuring their young adult till the age of 26.   I can’t imagine what a parent will think when this hits home.  All these things would probably scare any young person from NOT having a child.  It is lot to think about and, today, I sure would have second thoughts. (Sarcasm – instant birth control.)

Teachers and Administration’s running our public schools have lost all sense of reason because they are so scared of the regulations and lawsuits.  I don’t know what their problem is considering they are mostly tenured and can’t loose their teaching jobs, even if they are in the infamous rubber rooms getting paid for nothing.

You’ve got all this crap going on with Debbie Squires telling parents they don’t know how to take care of their own children and teachers know better!  Gee what hootsba. Ms. Squires statement, a video on YouTube because this Huffington Post removed the original version. The Nazi’s, Communists and Chinese (one child per family) and even Islamic Sharia have put teachers and others in charge of the children. It is called indoctrinate them when their are young. If you are a parent pay close attention on the history that is being taught!  (Oops, I forgot, Chinese and Sharia doesn’t recognize a girl much). Then, of course, there is the sex education!  The parent should decide what to tell a child and when. Watch out what your young children are exposed to by Planned Parenthood! Horrible videos. It is old news from 2008 but still relevant that President Obama has said “Look, I got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old,” he said. “I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. I don’t want them punished with an STD at age 16, so it doesn’t make sense to not give them information.”  I wonder if he let his girls watch one of those Planned Parenthood videos?

What is wrong with Congress?  Have they lost all their power? Can’t they put a stop to all these Czars and Agencies that are putting out these crazy regulations? Congress stop the insanity and leave the child rearing to the parents.

This election cycle has brought up race, faith, and abortion (again), no more than talking points if our Constitution still valid. Congress needs to get on point and concentrate on the economy! But, this topic is for another day.

My thoughts and opinions might upset people but they are my thoughts, they don’t have to be yours. I guess I have just lived long enough to see too many changes that I don’t think are good. If you have comments please keep them  clean. Thank you.

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Monopoly – Government – Posers

Monopoly in Government?

My Opinion which doesn’t mean much!

NO, I’m not talking about Parker Brother’s Game nor am I talking about McDonald’s food game. I’m talking about our own United States Government.

Monopolies are not good for our Republic, granted, but the need for anti-trust laws only happen when people/corporations lose their sense of ethics and turn into power-hungry crooks!  The majority of hard-working entrepreneurs are honest.  Unfortunately, I believe,  what this Administration is doing is just that, making a government monopoly.  When they cannot get Congress to agree with the Administration they simply go around Congress and mandate more regulations on small or large businesses till they get buried into the ground.  Pitiful.

Here are definitions by Merriam-Webster.

mo·nop·o·ly
noun \mə-ˈnä-p(ə-)lē\
plural mo·nop·o·lies
Definition of MONOPOLY
1: exclusive ownership through legal privilege, command of supply, or concerted action
2: exclusive possession or control
3: a commodity controlled by one party
4: one that has a monopoly
Examples of MONOPOLY
The government passed laws intended to break up monopolies.
Origin of MONOPOLY
Latin monopolium, from Greek monopōlion, from mon- + pōlein to sell
First Known Use: 1534
mo·nop·o·ly /məˈnɑ:pəli/ noun
plural mo·nop·o·lies
1 [count] a : complete control of the entire supply of goods or of a service in a certain area or market▪ The company has gained/acquired a (virtual/near) monopoly of/on/over the logging industry in this area.
b : a large company that has a monopoly▪ The government passed laws intended to break up monopolies.
2 [singular] : complete ownership or control of something — usually + on or (chiefly Brit) of ▪ He seems to think he has a monopoly on the truth. [=to think that he is the only person who knows what is true]— mo·nop·o·lis·tic Listen to audio /məˌnɑ:pəˈlɪstɪk/ adjective
mo·nop·o·lize
verb \mə-ˈnä-pə-ˌlīz\
mo·nop·o·lizedmo·nop·o·liz·ing
Definition of MONOPOLIZE
transitive verb
: to get a monopoly of : assume complete possession or control of <monopolize a conversation>
— mo·nop·o·li·za·tion noun
— mo·nop·o·liz·er noun
Examples of MONOPOLIZE
He’s always monopolizing the conversation.
The company has monopolized the market for computer operating systems.
One group monopolized the camping area, taking almost all of the campsites.

Want to read more about the rules and regulations?  608 new rules in July.  Read all about at Fox News link.

FTC Guide to the Antitrust Laws:

Free and open markets are the foundation of a vibrant economy. Aggressive competition among sellers in an open marketplace gives consumers — both individuals and businesses — the benefits of lower prices, higher quality products and services, more choices, and greater innovation (read more)

In my opinion I think the Government is abusing their own rules!

About White House Job’s Council.  Now I hear the Administration wants to go around Congress to pass their jobs bill!  Probably to cram it down our throats like they did the Medical Plan.  (Don’t read shit folks, just pass it and we’ll figure it out later!  Ha!)

Huffington Post live Broadcast President Obama –  Oct.11,2011.  I watched it live and I don’t know if the Huffington Post will replay in a loop or not.  He was in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania promoting the jobs bill complaining about the bad bridges.  I’ve been hearing about the bad roads and bridges for years. Why can’t the states take care of their own bridges?  And why do they have to be Union jobs only?  Does this government even consider a bid from non-union companies?  I think not…… example Boeing.  I hate to say it but just how many teachers have been laid off?  Seems to me that most of the school systems are still up and running and you should see the new schools that have gone up in my State, geezee peezee you talk about spending money!!

I was around when the Berlin Wall came down and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR, dissolved.  Sadly, I feel like the USSR system of governing is the way our country is heading.  Only worse, Sheeple, following a “New World Order” as stated by George H. W. Bush watch a clip on YouTube.  It gave me the creeps back when I watched in 2006.

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Who Owns My House? – Poser

I wonder who owns my home? Me or the Government?

Cripe, I paid off my home and, now, I get the distinct pleasure of paying a property tax (rent to the city)  if I want to stay here the rest of my life!  Sort of like renting an apartment, just at a cheaper rate.  Well, I suppose, if you consider maintenance and repairs.  I guess I should be greatful!  lol

Although, those cheaper rent rates might not be happening if our city keeps going via the way of California.  Even if I can manage to hang on to it for the rest of my life, without getting taxed out of the house, will my kids even see any benefit from its sale?  Death taxes for them, Woopee!! 

Ain’t it wonderful?

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CEOs and Bail Out Posers

OK, I was hot under the collar, this morning. I just have so many unanswered questions.  Because, once again, CEOs and their salaries are under fire in all forms of media.  I heard that there is a proposal to cap all heads of corporations. 

The so called news broadcasters, tv or radio, liberal or conservative, just haven’t asked a couple of questions I would like answers to.

Who hires the CEO?? Isn’t it the Board of Directors? Or is it the share holders of the Corporation?  How does all of this work?  Anyone, here on the Internet, know?

And…

Who sets the Board’s salaries?
Doesn’t a Board of Directors make the potential CEO the deal of a lifetime to come in and run the company?

And…

Surely, any Board of Directors has some say when it comes to electing or choosing the Chief Executive Officer.  Don’t they?
Or, have these people been elected by their share holders?
Since the companies do send proxies to share holders for elections, who are the share holders electing?

From what little I know about corporate structure, I assume, the big time CEO doesn’t walk into the average Personnel Office for an interview!  Nor does that CEO walk into a board room of a corporation and announce “I am here, pay me a small fortune and I will run your business!”. 

I would think that the Board of Directors has invited a potential CEO to come and join the ranks of the company.
 
And, if said potential CEO, is offered a salary increase for leaving a previous company, I don’t think he/she would be stupid enough to say NO THANK you.  I want to work for less money than the job I just left. Duh!  (I couldn’t help the sarcasm.)

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