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Archive for July, 2012

…the Massacre in Colorado …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,July 22nd,2012

… it is hard to know what to say , at least at first …

… i am profroundly shocked and saddened at what has happened …

… also , i am in astonishment and great anger at what can cause a supposedly intelligent young man , accomplished in his academic studies , albeit a lonely fellow , to turn into a mass murderer . He acted with such callous disregard for his fellow mankind  and womankind , with no proper decent moral sense whatsoever . He moved with random wanton ruthlessness to take the lives of innocents , and forever the lives of others …

… the biggest question … why ?

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earth to orbit , Mr President …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 18th,2012

… it is our fortune , sir ,

… it is our industry , sir ,

… it is our effort , sir ,

… they are our ideas , sir ,

… we are the people , sir !

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… the Honour Roll …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 17th,2012

… that effectively sinks the L.O.S.T. ….

… Kyl , Ayotte , Portman , Toomey ,  Blunt , McConnell ,  Paul , Risch , Crapo , Coburn , Inhofe , Shelby , Sessions , Boozman , Cornyn , Johnson , Wicker , Barasso , Hatch , Lee , Burr , Coats , Heller , Hoeven , Grassley , Chambliss , Isakson , Johanns , Roberts , Moran , Rubio , Thune , and Vitter …

… Well Done , all ! …

 

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… a dandy repost (and why)

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 17th,2012

…I do not intend to do this too often … However , in this case , with what might be coming , it is going to be explosive , much more so than people realize …

{justia , by Professor Michael Dorf (Cornell University)}

… Moreover, the Court hinted that, in later cases, it may drop two additional shoes :  First , Justice Alito ’ s majority opinion repeatedly referred to any opt – out system as an “ impingement ” on the free speech rights of non – union members.  It thus strongly hinted that , in some future case , the Court might say that , even for annual assessments , a union can only collect fees from non – members by an opt – in system , rather than by an opt – out system .  Given what we know about human psychology , fewer would opt in , in an opt – in system , than would have simply stayed in an opt – out system , and such a change in the default rule would thus substantially reduce the amount of money that is available to unions …

— this one would be a neutron bomb to unions . it would , in effect , constitutionally outlaw the union shop , and force every union , throughout the country , every year , to justify itself to its members . it is not a national “right to work” act , but it is , or world be , a very big help —

… Second , calling into question decades of precedent , the Court suggested that even allowing unions to collect money from non – members for bargaining – related activities may in itself be unconstitutional .  If the Court were to convert that suggestion into a rule of constitutional law in some future case , then that new rule would certainly have a substantial impact on the ability of unions to represent the interests of workers.  It would create — or more precisely , it would leave unremedied —  a  “ free rider ” problem …

— and this one would be another —

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… there is an Added Problem with the Mandate ….

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 17th,2012

… it is something that i have never heard spoken about , or debated about , on radio , on TV , or in the blogosphere …

… the individual mandate is a ” bill of attainder . ”

… a what ? …

… for those who do not know our Constitution , it is a provision of our learned document (Article 1 , Section 9) . It is an act of a legislature , in this case , Congress , that is meant to punish a person , or , a group of person , without the judgement of a judicial proceeding …

{wikipedia} def of attainder –> meaning taintedness

… in simple , the Mandate , acting as a penalty , is , i believe , a Bill of Attainder , and should have been thrown out on the spot by the courts , definitely by the U. S. Supreme Court …

 

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… L.O.S.T. just died again ….

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 16th,2012

…. hopefully , for good ….

…. for those who do not understand , L.O.S.T. stands for Law of the Sea Treaty . It is a 1980s era creation of the global government crowd at the U.N. , who want to impose global socialism on the law of the seas …

No thanks .

… with the ObamaCraps , they think that they might have had a shot at ratification of this monstrosity . They forgot two important things : [-] one , it takes a two – thirds majority , or 67 senators , for the U.S. to ratify any treaty , and for any enabling legislation to go into effect , the House of Representatives will also have a say …

… in both cases , No Way , Jose ! ….

… there are now 34 confirmed votes (more likely , closer to 45 votes) against approval . thus the treaty dies . also , the G.O.P. majority is firmly and resolutely against it , and would combine with enough Dems if the loons ever got control of the House back …

… so , get L.O.S.T. [pun intented] !! …

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… business successes …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 16th,2012

…  Romney should hit back with his success , big and small …

… not every venture capital co. is a Home Despot . But , the little one count just as well …

… hitting back with those folks will help , especially if they are demoCraps …

… the best one(s) , though , are the two that are the best known , Home Despot & Staples …

… and , believe you me , Home Depot co – founder Bernie Marcus is chomping at the bit to hit back ,  and hit back big at the ObamaCraps . He hates their guts . That helps …

… Even Better , if he would , would be Marcus ‘ partner , Arthur Blank . Blank is an equally successful entrepreneur ,  as well as a sports team owner [the Atlanta Falcons] , and he is a well – known Democrat . If Blank is will to flip , look out ….

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… and George faced 2 …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 16th,2012

… and , for the record , geniuses on the demagogic DemoCrapic side , George W Bush faced 2 severe recessions during his time in office , for those who have forgotten …

… Bill Clinton never faced one . not one . at all . Dubya ‘ s father took care of the real estate depression , and faced down the collapse , and , rather surprisingly (considering their partisan bent) , then Speaker Thomas Foley (d-Wa) , and then Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell (d – Me) to accomplish F.I.R.R.E.A. , in plain english , the S&L bailout & recapitalization …

… both Bushes faced a war . Bill Clinton did not . Barack Obama shortstopped the surrender of one . Neither Democrat has any room to complain . None ….

… In particular , Obama . His spending actions are grossly waaaayyy beyond the pale . above 1 trillion dollar deficits . One trillion ?!?! deficit spending is justified , at times , but not at that obscene level …

… the fact that Obama is even competitive in his re election battle is both ridiculous , and disgusting ….

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… the Constitutional Court

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 16th,2012

… no , folks , not our U S Supreme Court …

… the German Constitutional Court .

… whatever may happen in Europe will likely start in Germany with their highest court . Why ? a number of their constitutional law professors have challenged the bailouts , as well as the mechanisms that the national governments have been using . and the demand keeps growing . and , they do need Germany , with its deep pockets …

… however , they may not have it . If their court says no , in full , or in part , Germany will effectively be out of the bailout business . I think that this court may well say no , at least in part …

… in Germany , especially , given its recent history (who can forget ,  and no one should) , they need to stick to their rule of law more than anyone , and avoid legal finesse …

… but , the consequences for Germany , Europe , the EU , and for everyone else may be telling ….

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Bending , … but Breaking

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,July 15th,2012

… my god , what is the Obama Administration thinking ? first , with FanRon and FredRon , now with Welfare to Work …

remember , the powers of the president are there , and are enumerated , folks …. the President and the members of  his (her) cabinet are to ” take care ” that  the laws are faithfully executed …

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… suing for divorce …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,July 13th,2012

… gee , if Microsoft is getting divorced from NBC , maybe NBC News can get a divorce from those knotheads at formerly PMSNBC …

… just as long as the crew at Morning Joe can find a new home , if at all …

… Maybe not . Oh , Well …

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the Left and Race Baiting

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,July 13th,2012

… what the Vice President of the United States said , among other Democraps , was outrageous and beyond the pale and the bounds of good taste …

… Mr. Biden inferred by his speech that conservatives are racist . How low can a political figure in this nation go …

… believe you me , he has competion . and , it is not the last of the racial cheap shot in this campaign …

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…Say GoodBye to the Case

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,July 13th,2012

… i am referring to the George Zimmerman case , at least at the federal level …

… there is no way in heck that he could or should be charged with a hate crime , or even a civil rights offence at the federal level …

… Eric Holder ‘ s Department of InJustice may want to , but the whole world is watching , and what credibility the Department may have will be gone if they try , and there are no grounds …

… now , as to the state level , the case could still end up getting dismissed , and not for the reason(s) that one might think …

… no , not the “stand your ground” defence , folks . it is because that the special prosecutor overcharged the case , and , remember , did not take the case to a grand jury …

… Zimmerman was charged with 2nd degree murder . I believe that his case should have been taken to the Grand Jury , first . then , only should the G J have voted up a “bill” (i believe the term is) for a charge of manslaughter , at the most …

… No , I am not a lawyer . I once wanted to , but not anymore . Do I have an interest in the law ? You Bet ! …

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… it is apples and oranges …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,July 13th,2012

… I have dealt with people s taxes , including my own , and the difference is in the pudding …

… or , in this case , in the fruit …

… apples (earned income) is indeed taxed progressively , and fairly . too progressively, if you ask me …

… as your nest egg builds , your income from interest (still earned income), and dividends (ditto) come out , but you build capital assets (investments, ergo oranges) you start to get capital gains [hopefully]…

… the difference is that with earned income , you do get it , generally , but with capital assets , you are not guaranteed to get your money back . you have put your money at risk …

… you do it in a bank … in bonds , stocks … commodities…other financials …

… get the idea …

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… Jay Cost is Right

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,July 13th,2012

{due credit to Jay Cost at the Weekly Standard}

  POTUS is in deep trouble … deeper trouble than he realizes … especially with the ABC/WP poll having the race tied …

… Huh ???…

… I found out later {thank you Sean Hannity (Fox News) & Ed Morrissey (Hot Air)} that the Democrats had a 9 point advantage in the poll … adjust the numbers for the partisan skew , and Romney leads the race by (i figure) about 2 to 3 points …

… better yet , all that ad money that the President , his campaign , Vice President Foot-in-Mouth, and the interest groups are spending is going to big time waste …

… and for an incumbent President to be trailing at this point in the campaign is amazing ….

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… be careful with the Euros

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,July 13th,2012

… no , not the currency , folks .

… be careful of the banks .

… if there is going to be a financial crisis (and it looks more and more like there might be one), it will start with the banks.

  Remember , Lehman Brothers was an Investment Bank . if it is to happen again , it will likely be a commercial bank . It is likely , but not certain . One of the European – based investment banks could ” crap out , ” and then ” off to the races we go …

… also , things over here in the U.S. should spook people . Bush and Paulson had private sector experience , and knew what it was to make a payroll , and deal with the gov’t, and they dealt with things quickly and decisively …

… i just do not like what they did . i wish they would have dusted off the old Resolution Trust Corporation stuff from the early ’90s , added a zero , and then got things going …

… it also does not mean that Govt Motors and FiatChrysler could not have gotten financing . They could have . they just would have had to go thru Bankruptcy Court the normal way , without the cronyism and cheating the way things did work out …

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why not K.I.S.S.

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,July 13th,2012

… when one is dealing with Pentagon reports , why not keep them short , as if they are a cover sheet , to 10 pages or less , with the supporting documentation to follow …

… it sure as hell would help save time , labour , and the waste of millions of dollars , as well as trees …

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Sorry to Be Away …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 11th,2012

… I have been seriously ill , and in a hospital… enough detail for now… i am back , and i am much healthier … it is good to be back ….

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