Enjoy life, the way it is, while you can.

3 06 2012

This update posting sounds very doom and gloom; and it is.  The powers that be have intertwined our economies so tightly, causing a economic detonation felt in one region of the world will have rippling impacts in other areas of the globe.   The United States of America, and the rest of the world, already has its own severe economic catastrophe waiting to happen.  Our government has borrowed nearly 45% of every dollar it spends to pay for its way of life.

 

Can you borrow that much in your own finances and expect to make it past 6 months?  I know some people abuse the mess out of credit cards.  The practice bad financial discipline by maxing them out and carrying the balances over to new credit cards who have near zero percent introductory rates for 6 months.  What happens when no other cards will let you take advantage of that loop hole?  You get stuck paying 15%, or higher, interest rates.   The same thing is about to happen to our government.

The United States of America borrows, by way of selling bonds to other countries, to finance America’s government.  Those rates are creeping lower right now and  this seems like a good direction on the surface. But if you look at the macroeconomic viewpoint on this, that means investors are increasingly more interested in giving their money to America because they are terrified at what they are seeing over in Europe.

The Black Swan event, that should set things into motion will be the financial collapse of Europe, which will push America over the edge economically.  Our way of life will change just as it did during the late 1920’s-1930’s.





Show Me the MONEY!

21 06 2011

Even the “Average American” that pays more attention to American Idol than American News knows our nation is broke and is up against the debt ceiling limit.

So The Powers That Be, namely the Obama Administration, thinks it is wise to implement a new “home owner in distress” program to help kick start the economy.

“The US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the nonprofit NeighborWorks America said the program will provide hundreds of local borrowers with interest-free loans of up to $50,000 over a two-year period. In some cases, the money will not have to be paid back.”


Interested homeowners must submit a pre-application, which could go into a lottery if there is excessive demand, officials said. To qualify, homeowners must have suffered a drop in income of at least 15 percent due to job loss, wage cuts or a health emergency.

So lets get this right, our government is just going to hand out $50,000 to distressed home owners without the expectation of it getting repaid, much less having a zero percent interest rate?  Who pays for this?  We do.

I personally chose not to own a house- it was my choice.  Yet, because some people made a bad choice and are underwater on their homes, it is my responsibility- as a tax payer without a home- to bail those same individuals out? This is why individual freedoms and values are so important.  If we even half way listened to our founding fathers- we would not be in this position.   We gave King George the middle finger for stuff like this in the middle 1700’s.

I guess this lady was right when she said she wouldn’t have to worry about putting gas in her car or paying her mortgage any more.

Here is what I would do if I were President of the United States for distressed unemployed/underemployed homeowners.  GET OUT OF THE WAY OF AMERICAN BUSINESS and inspire job growth incentives..  Lower taxes, significantly, on any and all businesses who meet the following conditions:

1. Lower taxes by 50% on all companies who are bringing jobs back to America in a year over year basis. Both Income and Capital Gains Taxes (greater than 10% of work force per year) This counters outsourcing and hopefully brings back manufacturing.

2. Lower taxes by an additional 50% for those companies who add 15% to their employee workforce (with at least company average salary) and maintain that employment growth. Both Income and Capital Gains Taxes.

3. Lower taxes for every business by 30% across the board (if they didn’t meet the previous two conditions) Both income taxes and Capital Gains taxes.

Yes, I realize that companies could potentially be paying ZERO taxes while they meet these two conditions.  And that’s fine.  Creating jobs is our #1 priority.  The top two  conditions would remain in effect, at full strength, until the nation reaches full employment (4% unemployment).  Once 4% is reached I would begin to reduce those incentives.  This reduction would act as a “brake” to slow down the economy.  Problem solved.

Both Ronald Regan AND JFK used this tactic to spur the economy.  Lowering taxes actually INCREASED tax revenue during the times they utilized this tactic.

What say you?





I’mmm BAAAACCCCKKKKK!

21 06 2011

So I took a little break over the summer to get some things done with school and am not ready to get back to the grinding wheel.  I am going to refocus on all things that go against the grain of the Founding Principles of this country-

So without further delay- lets go!





OBL Post Mortem

18 05 2011

Almost a week has passed since president Obama announced the killing of Osama Bin Laden. The official story is that OBL was killed and buried at sea. His corpse was so disfigured that it was not presentable to the public so there are no pictures available. The burial at sea was performed so that there would not be a permanent grave that would become a shrine for OBL’s followers.

I can’t help but feel that Obama really let a grand opportunity slip through his fingers. Our enemies drag our soldier’s bodies through the streets, parading them in public degradation while we act in reserved fashion trying to protect Muslim sensitivities. Somehow this is supposed to make us better than them. Instead, our enemies laugh at this ridiculous policy. Why can’t we have a president who is more concerned with how his fellow Americans feel than the feelings of America’s enemies? We should have taken this opportunity to return the favor. The message should be “Don’t mess with the US!” not … well what is our message anyway?

Obama could have declared a national holiday, dragged OBL’s corpse through the streets of Washington, and hung the dead corpse of that madman from the flag pole at the White House with a sign around his neck, “This is how we treat terrorists”. We could have used our superior embalming technology to stuff Osama, weekend-at-Bernie’s style, slap some sunglasses on him and parade him all around the country. We could drag him to sporting events and popular vacation spots across the land. In fact, we could start a collection of people we would like to stuff. Who else would make the list? How about we add Khadafi, Ahmadinejad and dig up Saddam for good measure? That would be a start. Instead, we are left with that empty, caffeine free feeling of our feel good president and his victory free foreign policy. At the very least, release OBL’s death photos and deliver Osama Bin Laden to his final ignominious end.

-Brian Foote





Herman Cain Gets it (On Osama)

4 05 2011

HERMAN CAIN STATEMENT ON OSAMA BIN LADEN

(Stockbridge, GA)-

As Americans, we mark this occasion with a somber sense of satisfaction for the families, friends and loved ones who still suffer the pain of irreplaceable loss of life. Justice has been served.

We all owe a deep and abiding gratitude to the men and women in uniform and throughout our intelligence agencies for placing themselves in harm’s way to protect our way of life, while defending the honor and memory of their fellow citizens.

Although eradicating terrorism and those that would carry out its cowardly and despicable ends is far from over, we pause at this time to reflect on the events of September 11, 2001 and pray that those lost on that day know they are far from forgotten by their country.

For them and for America’s future, we remain ever vigilant.

-Herman Cain

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Out of all of the potential candidates that will have a chance to run against Obama in 2012, this is the only one that I fully 100% endorse.  He gets it, and he has it.

See Mr. Cain on in the first Republican Debate this Thursday (5/5/11) on FoxNews at 9:00PM Eastern.

To learn more about Herman Cain- please visit his website at http://www.HermanCain.com





“Obama will soon hang”

3 05 2011

Before we begin, I want to state that I did not author that title.  I hope that’s enough to keep the Secret Service from paying me a visit. The title was a quote from an Islamic Imam in Jerusalem.   Of course, this had to be one of those peace loving Muslims that we always hear about.

“You personally instructed to kill Muslims. You should know that soon you’ll hang together with Bush Junior.”

Anyways, he goes on to say that,

“The western dogs are rejoicing after killing one of our Islamic lions. From Al-Aqsa Mosque, where the future caliphate will originate with the help of God, we say to them – the dogs will not rejoice too much for killing the lions. The dogs will remain dogs and the lion, even if he is dead, will remain a lion.”

Link to the Imam’s rant and video of him standing out in front of the Mosque. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4064183,00.html

Those who know me personally, or are friends with me on facebook know that I was very adamant about NOT dancing in the streets of DC, NYC, Ground Zero, Boston, Ohio, or any number of the Universities where people thought it smart to go crazy and celebrate at 1am in the morning.

We are Americans.  We are not savages.  We are not the same people as those who danced in the streets in Palestine celebrating the attacks on September 11th.  Remember how pissed off you were if you saw that? While I know OBL’s death and the attacks on 9/11 are different- the consequences are the same.  We are bigger than them.  We are more honorable than them.

I thank President Obama for providing Osama Bin Laden as best of a Muslim burial at sea that could be provided.  I thank him for pulling the trigger and giving the authorization to rid the world of Osama Bin Laden.  And I mean it in all honesty.   If we would have brought his body back to the states- or held onto it past the 24 hour window that is accustom to Islamic tradition- we risked kidnappings of high value Americans in return for Osama Bin Laden’s Body.  (or worse)

I want to personally say thanks to all members of the Military (those who are serving, have served, or gave their lives serving), various intelligence agencies, President Obama, and former President Bush on behalf of all of the men and women .  Without either of these groups or individuals- this would not have been possible.  Thank you.

“I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.”
— Mark Twain




Osama officially dead pic? (FAKE!)

3 05 2011

***Update… proof positive that this photo is a fake.  Thanks “Bruce

And as for the rest of the photos out there:

It took almost 12 hours, but someone finally found the original picture.  This is proof positive enough for me to show its a fake.

I told you from the beginning that I would lead with any corrections.

Enjoy your 72 Demons prodding you with red hot pokers Osama.

Im pretty sure this is the real deal… I will pull the photo if its later determined to be fake.

UPDATE:

A Senior US Official tells CNN 10 hard drives, 5 computers and more than 100 storage devices which includes discs, DVDs and thumb drives were taken from the compound.

The senior us official also says the White House received 3 sets of photos yesterday. The photos included:

1. Photos of OBLs body at a hanger after he was brought back to Afghanistan. This is the most recognizable with a clear picture of his face. The picture is gruesome because he has a massive open head wound across both eyes. It’s very bloody and gory.

2. Photos from the burial at sea on the USS Carl Vinson. Photos of OBL before the shroud was put on and then wrapped in the shroud.

3. There are photos of the raid itself that include photos of the two dead brothers, one of OBLs dead son (adult adolescent, maybe approx 18 yrs old) and some of the inside scene of the compound.

The official says the challenge is that the picture that includes the most recognizable image of OBLs face – from the hangar in Afghanistan – is so gruesome and mangled its not appropriate for say the front page of the newspaper. On the other hand, this is the one that is most identifiable as him.