Muslims and Japanese Americans

 
When we were attacked by the Japanese during WWII, we
incarcerated a large number of legally resident Japanese
Americans for fear of spying, consorting with enemy, treason, etc…..
Why is this any different than the 911 attack, the wars in the Middle
East and terror attacks across the world?
When I read of the Japanese American penning off in detainment 
camps as a high school student I almost did not believe it.  I do not
agree with imprisonment of the innocent.  But if the Muslim
atrocities continue there are several things we must do….
-withdraw all consulates and embassies
-cease all financial aid, both private and governmental
-cease all commercial transactions, both private and governmental
-give notice at all Muslims owning stocks or having deposits in
our American banking, or commercial enterprises that they have
5 working days to remove their funds from our commercial systems or they will be confiscated and used as aid to those in the refugee camps in Africa and the Middle East.
-the loss from not dealing with Muslims, either financial or cultural, is not worth the associated gain.
-any American dealing with Muslims will be fined disruptive amounts of money at first offense, be charged with consorting with enemy and treason on second offense.
-if any Muslims do not want to leave, then deposit them at their embassy with a warning about their finances, 5 working days or confiscation.
Maybe this will make the liberals and progressives happy, not one boot on the ground.
Friday, July 25th, 2014 2008 Presidential Campaign No Comments

Newsweek? Really

  June 2, 2014

COVER SAYS IT ALL!

 
 It may take a minute or so to read but it is interesting to see what this liberal writer has to say.
This is Newsweek’s last cover before they go out of business. and they were always one of the most liberal periodicals.
 
WOW! Newsweek COVER!!! It is their last cover before they fold. Also read the article at the end.
Wonderful article!!
 
AMAZING!!! The Cover of Liberal Newsweek Magazine:
 
Finally, Matt Patterson and Newsweek speak out about Obama. This is timely and tough. As many of you know, Newsweek has a reputation for being extremely liberal. The fact that their editor saw fit to print the following article about Obama and the one that appears in the latest Newsweek, makes this a truly amazing event, and a news story in and of itself. At last, the truth about our President and his agenda are starting to trickle through the protective wall built around him by the liberal media….
 
I Too Have Become Disillusioned
 
By Matt Patterson (Newsweek Columnist – Opinion Writer)
 
Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world’s largest economy, direct the world’s most powerful military, execute the world’s most consequential job?
 
Imagine a future historian examining Obama’s pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League, despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a “community organizer;” a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, less often did he vote “present”); and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.
 
He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama’s “spiritual mentor;” a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama’s colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president? There is no evidence that he ever attended or worked for any university or that he ever sat for the Illinois bar. We have no documentation for any of his claims, He may well be the greatest hoax in history.
 
Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberal Dom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were ‘a bit’ extreme, he was given a pass. Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass – held to a lower standard because of the color of his skin.
 
Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) “non-threatening,” all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest?
 
Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon – affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.
 
Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don’t care if these minority students fail; liberals aren’t around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self-esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action. Yes, racist. Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin – that’s affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn’t racism, then nothing is.
 
And that is what America did to Obama. True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be? As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate. All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.
 
What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every time Obama speaks? In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama’s oratory skills, intellect, and cool character. Those people – conservatives included – ought now to be deeply embarrassed.
 
The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of clichés, and that’s when he has his Teleprompters in front of him; when the prompter is absent he can barely think or speak at all. Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth – it’s all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years. (An example is his 2012 campaign speeches which are almost word for word his 2008 speeches)
 
And what about his character? Obama is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess. Remember, he wanted the job, campaigned for the task. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerless-ness, so comfortable with his own incompetence. (The other day he actually came out and said no one could have done anything to get our economy and country back on track). But really, what were we to expect? The man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly?
 
In short: our president is a small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job. When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such an impostor in the Oval Office.
‘HIT THE ROAD, BARACK’.
   
That was more than 2 years ago.  Has anyone in the main stream media had the courage to either agree or disagree with  the many points made?  It is 10 times as;  you pick your emotion:  embarrassing, disappointing, shameful, disgraceful, criminal, unbelievable, murderous; as it was 2 years currently.  Will someone in our government find a way to stop the bleeding caused by this incompetent boob?  
                                                                                                      
Monday, June 2nd, 2014 2008 Presidential Campaign No Comments

Solar Thermal Power: Radiators

February 13, 2014, AP carried a story “Huge US thermal plant opens as industry by Michael R. Blood and Brian Skoloff.  Personally, I am happy to see that someone is addressing the depletion of our natural hydrocarbon resources.  Their waste as fuel for any venture is scandalous.

This article reports that we have decided to back with tax payer money the idea of giant radiators to generate steam for our power turbines.  Yes we our going to heat water with sunshine to produce steam.  The steam will then drive turbines to generate power.  This plan could be considered encouraging.  No hydrocarbons are used as fuel.

The environmental issues were the usual items about wildlife in the desert.  They seem to be resolved.  However, the economic issues seem to have been just glossed over in our haste to green power.

A typical hydrocarbon fueled electric power plant operates at a cost of approximately $100 per one megawatt of power.

This new solar thermal plant will (is projected to) operate at $261 per one megawatt of power.  The operating cost is not firmly established as the plant started up in September 2013.

I am not quite certain who is going to equalize these costs but I believe tax revenues will be involved.

Our economy must be doing better than  I thought.  It seems that we can pay 2.61 times the going rate for power.

While we are handing out tax revenues, we should perhaps consider revisiting the physics of converting directly from sunlight to electricity.  Going through the heat cycle is very inefficient as any second year chemical engineering student can tell you.  Thermal Dynamic laws will not be broken no matter what environmentalists and politicians opine or orate.

 

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Friday, February 14th, 2014 Green Energy No Comments

Solutions not Blame

The United States is not without problems.  As of February 8, 2014, we have a sluggish economy, an aging population, an ineffective government and questionable involvement in the affairs of numerous foreign countries.  We have a clusterf**k in Washington on just about all subjects.  And 435 + 100 + 2 elected government officials who cannot agree on anything.  And finally we have a greed mentality in Washington that knows no bounds.  All the media and Washington politicos want to do is assign blame.  It seems to be beyond the functioning IQ of Washington to solve a problem, any problem, large or small.

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Saturday, February 8th, 2014 Governing or Campaigning No Comments

Obamacare Police Actions

A long time ago Nancy Pelosi exhorted Congress to vote and pass Obamacare and read it later.  Congress did.  With the health care system becoming active in 2014, people are starting to read it.   Oops.

The first police action associated with Obamacare is the use of the IRS to police our income levels to ensure that we are signed up for the correct level of health care with an eligible provider of health care insurance and paying accordingly.  Associated with this action are the fines imposed if we do not follow the rules.

The second police action associated with Obamacare is the use of some ‘healthcare quasi professional’ bureaucracy to ensure that we are not only signed up with Obamacare but have signed up for a ‘wellness program’.  This program is designed to advise us which activities are best to maintain good health.  This includes diet, exercise, health maintenance medication etc.  It will include biometrics on file with this bureaucracy.  Associated with this action are higher health insurance premiums if we do not meet health care standards and/or follow a wellness program to achieve health care standards.

In case you have missed some of the latest news, the IRS is currently under investigation for profiling political groups which disagree with the current administration.  After selecting this group of ‘threats’, the IRS is auditing tax returns, harassing non profit applicants and delaying the actions of non profit applications for ‘dissidents’.

In case you have missed some more news, the health secretary is currently acting as a bagman for the administration collecting ‘donations’ from health care companies and health care insurance companies to help ease the transition from private health insurance into obamacare.  Does this sound a little bit like extortion?   No doubt this ‘lady’, and I use the term loosely, will be involved in selecting the civil servants who will operate obamacare.  Her current activity frightens me as it hints at her profile of ‘business as usual’.

Let me pose a couple of situations.   Obamacare is off and running.  You go to your doctor and you get the biometrics done for the baseline of your wellness program.  You do not get along with the doctor, the nurse, the adminstrator, whomever.  They decide to make life difficult for you.  When they enter your data in the coding system, they make a few human errors.  These mistakes make you look obese with poor life habits even though you are a picture of health.  When the healthcare bureaucracy gets your biometrics, the red flags fly.  A severe warning and a harsh regimen of diet and exercise are developed.  This dictum is lost in typical government paperwork.  Before you are notified, you get a non compliance notice which doubles your health care premium.   If you are shaking you head now, then you have never tried to get something from the federal government in a predictable manner.  Try telling the IRS that they have a number wrong some time.

Back to the IRS, what if it is found by the IRS that you owe the ‘fine’ for not having health care.  They just take the money from your bank account.  If no bank account, they garnishee your wages.  What if the IRS is wrong?  Perhaps you pay by cash.  Have you ever tried to get the IRS to back off from an action?  Even better, try to get them to reverse their mistake.

If you think a single payer health care system is the ‘right’ way to operate health care, then ask someone from the middle class in Canada.  Ask why there are fewer and fewer North American trained doctors and nurses in the Canadian health care system.  Ask why doctors in the USA are starting to decline Medicare patients.

If you ask a Canadian about USA healthcare, then you will find a very distorted view of our healthcare.  They do not believe that all trauma cases are treated by emergency rooms irrelevant of means to pay.  They do not understand that we pay into Medicare our whole working lives.   After retirement, we pay monthly for medicare as a deduction from our Social Security check.    Once on Medicare, we pay extra to health insurance companies to compliment Medicare so that most health costs are covered.

If you as an American ask about Canadian healthcare, then again you find misunderstanding.  In Ontario, someone pays for basic healthcare:  the employer, a self employed person, a retired person via a deduction from their OAP (I think).  To use the prescription copay system, you pay a yearly fee.(I think).  The biggest problem is the availability of doctors.  This becomes more critical, the more rural the community.  At best clinics are available in many areas.  In some areas nothing is available.  Many items are not included in the health care program, chemotherapy shots are outside the basic plan and are paid directly or via private insurance which costs about $500 per month.  Americans believe that Canadians pay for no part of their health care, it is all paid magically by the government.  Sorry Charlie.

Do I believe that we need to overhaul our healthcare system.   Definitely.

I do not believe in a health care system devised to address the healthcare of people who do not want it – the American youth, and people who may want it but are not eligible because they are not American citizens – illegal aliens.

I do not know if we can stop this insanity.  It probably is too far down the track.  Just like a ship or train in motion.  Once they start moving, it is difficult to stop that much momentum.  The shame here is that a bunch of lying, thieving politicians are selling out the hard working citizens of the USA, for another 2, 4 or 6 years in office.  We obviously have made it too attractive to be a politician.  Perhaps that is what we should be concentrating on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday, May 31st, 2013 Health Care Legislation No Comments

May 2013 IRS hearings

Is it time to ‘connect the dots’?

1) The IRS is targetting the tea party. At todays hearing, NONE of the witnesses could assure the Senate that the practice has actually ended! In fact, the outgoing head claimed that people are in the process of being retrained, and that NONE of those Tea Party requests are being processed until they have new procedures in place. Looks to me like this could take several more years as the NEW temporary IRS head takes time to learn the job.

 

2) The IRS manager that oversaw the implementation of the practice of targetting the Tea Party for unequal treatment is now setting up procedures for the new Obamacare side of the IRS. While most people realize that new tax forms are comming for individuals, many people do not realize that the IRS will now be DISTRIBUTION subsidies to Insuring entities! This will of course include MANY businesses that SELF-INSURE. Clearly, these entities had best not be challenging any part of Obamacare in any way if they expect FAIR treatment by this political insider.

 

3) The HHS secratary is demanding that Insurance entities give CASH to LIBERAL tax exempt organizations. While her stated goal is to promote Obamacare, there is NO GUARANTEE that these funds will not be used in the 2014 election cycle to promote Democratic candidates that support Obamacare.

And, of course, NO ONE will be held ACCOUNTABLE and NO LAWS will be BROKEN in this process!

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 Obama scandals No Comments