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A Lesson From Russia

On February 4th, 2013, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament), and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia:

“In Russia live Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law. Russia does not need minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell ‘discrimination’. We better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France, if we are to survive as a nation. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of most minorities. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the national interest first, observing that the minorities are not Russians.
The politicians in the Duma gave Putin a standing ovation for five minutes.

Forever?

I can usually comprehend what others say or will admit my ignorance. But forever is not on the list. As I know it everything has an end.
So if I leave earth on a space ship going straight ahead I should be able to go forever! My mind can’t grasp either going forever or hitting a wall. What is on the other side?

We Should be Afraid, Very Afraid

(CNSNews.com) – John P. Holdren, the White House science adviser to President Barack Obama, wrote in a book he co-authored with population control advocates Paul and Anne Ehrlich that “ways must be found to control advertising”.

“Advertising now functions in large part to keep the economy growing by creating demand for a wide variety of often useless, dangerous or environmentally destructive products,” Holdren and the Ehrlichs wrote.

“Its most dangerous abuses might be halted immediately by legislative action,” they said. “For instance, it could be made illegal for any utility to advertise in such a way as to promote greater demand for power. Also references to size, power or sexual potency (direct or implied) could be banned from automobile advertising.”

Holdren and the Ehrlichs’ suggestions were presented in a 1973 book–Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions—in which they argued that the United States and other developed countries (DCs) needed to transition from a “cowboy economy” to a “spaceman economy.”

“Worldwide population limitation must be accompanied by other major changes if present trends are to be reversed and the already awesome burden of human misery is to be kept from increasing,” they wrote. “The most urgent of the needed changes is a series of moves to close rapidly the widening gap between the rich and the poor nations

(My Addition)  The current administrations solution seems to be make America poorer, not poor nations richer.

Why O’bummer Must Go!

A recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
U.S. 65%
England 46%
Canada 42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
U.S. 93%
England 15%
Canada 43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
U.S. 90%
England 15%
Canada 43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist seen by one within one
month:
U.S. 77%
England 40%
Canada 43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
U.S. 71
England 14
Canada 18

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in
“excellent health”:
U..S 12%
England 02%
Canada 06%

Check this last set of statistics!!

The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet.

T. Roosevelt…………….. 38%
Taft………………………….. 40%
Wilson……………………… 52%
Harding…………………….. 49%
Coolidge………………….. 48%
Hoover ……………………. 42%
F. Roosevelt…………….. 50%
Truman…………………….. 50%
Johnson…………………… 47%
Nixon……………………….. 53%
Ford………………………… 42%
Carter………………………. 32%
Reagan……………………. 56%
GH Bush………………….. 51%
Clinton ……………………. 39%
GW Bush…………………. 55%
Obama………………. 8%

This (goes) to explain the incompetence of this administration: only 8% of them have ever worked in a job not supported by tax money!
That’s right! Only eight percent — the least, by far, of the last 19
presidents! And these people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their business? They know what’s best for GM, Chrysler, Wall Street, and you and me? How can the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he’s never worked for one?

Or about jobs when he has never really had one? And when it’s the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers? They’ve spent most of their time in academia, government and/or non-profit jobs or as “community organizers.” (when) They should have been in an employment line.

Need more be said?

Connecticut Head Shaker

One must congratulate the AFL-CIO, CEA, SEIU, UAW, and every other labor union, both public and private, along with those who live off the government in lieu of working for a living. Those voting blocs have elected and re-elected a host of tax and spend politicians who they know will appease their demands to raid the public coffers in exchange for their vote on election day. Their insatiable appetite for other peoples money has ensured Connecticut will continue it’s decline from the heights of a once prosperous state having a multitude of opportunity where anyone seeking a career job with good benefits could find one, to the abyss. Obviously those blocs are unsatisfied with the emasculation done so far and I’m confident our rating will now drop the final 3 positions from number 47 to the worst State in the Union to conduct business.

You won, however I predict the joy will be short lived as Connecticut simply can not sustain the levels of spending you continue to demand. Your insistence on higher taxes and more spending will simply mean more businesses will close, more jobs will be lost, more people will look to the government for assistance and the overtaxed will continue to depart for friendlier territory. Endorsing a Spendthrift State legislature and electing a Governor who will rubber stamp their every assault on the State’s treasury continues the madness. You go on to elect a bold-faced liar and career politician with zero experience in the real world to the U.S. Senate and return all five of Connecticut’s Party first and people last cabal of tax and spend Democrats to a House of Representatives firmly in control of fiscal conservatives. Congratulations, you have ensured our delegation’s voices will carry little weight and extract no sympathy when Connecticut invariably appeals to the Federal Government and begs for a “bailout” when our economy hits rock bottom and drowns in a sea of red ink.

Little more than a year ago the left wing was certain the Republican Party was crushed, never again to enjoy the public’s favor, and the ultra liberals would be in power for the next forty years. This belief was shouted widely and gleefully by adoring media pundits and shared by your President and his super-majority in the House and Senate. Together they arrogantly and egotistically froze the weak voice of rationality out discussion when, by sheer numbers, they could and did enact legislation the public plainly does not want. Now the party that campaigned on an honest, open, non-partisan and inclusive government, where every bit of legislation would be debated openly on CSPAN and made available on the Internet for everyone to read before being signed into law, finally wants to compromise. It was a lie then and way too late now. How fast the bloom came off the rose, perhaps we’ll finally get it right in 2012.

Nobel Laureate Obama – huh?

According to the Nobel Prize committee president Obama wins this years Peace Prize for his “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” Nominations were due to the committee on Feb. 1, Obama took office on Jan. 20 – Hello! What has he accomplished to date let alone in his first twelve days as president other than spout high sounding rhetoric? It appears that what I say I’m going to do is as good as doing it. However it may simply be a consolation prize for not getting the Olympics or for the inability to un-prize George W. Bush.

According to Republican strategist, Ed Rollins “Three speeches is a start.. … Is it really that he built peace in the world or that he wants peace? I congratulate him for it. The key thing is what does he do now to earn it.” I say don’t hold your breath.

Sharing the honor with former winners such as Internet Al Gore the prophet of the myth of global warming, PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Jimmy Carter the heretofore worst U.S. President and champion of Socialism, one can see the Committee has a peculiar taste when it comes to acceptance of unproven speculation as fact, terrorists and left wing idealism.

Hope and change folks!