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Mother Natured Charged With Discrimination

Mother Nature has been summoned to court to answer charges of discrimination. In a stunning move brought by the UN under pressure from the US and it's well paid allies, charges have been formally leveled against her.  Just some of the things Nature has been accused of are that poor people often suffer greater mortality rates to curable diseases. She will have to answer tough questions about why she refuses to compensate people who can’t afford to buy life saving drugs and are often the ones to die because of it. Some say Ms. Nature considers poor and hungry people to be weak and inferior to their wealthier counterparts. She stands accused of conducting genetic experiments on the poor using mass breeding and intolerable environments to see who will survive.  Some of these people have even had genetic mutations (such as opposable thumbs) as a result.

    Obese people are often targeted for heart and circulation failures. This is in spite of the fact, that it is well known, that som…

Father jailed for truant child not passing GED

So there is this story last week that came out of Cincinnati. The title of the story was a little misleading. It leads the reader to believe that the crime committed was a failure of a man’s daughter to pass the GED. The real story is quite different. In Ohio as in many states, they have truancy laws that hold the legal guardian accountable. First this laws makes parents get involved with parenting. It also makes it more difficult for people to use their teen kids to baby sit their younger sibling. The real reason that the father was jailed was for his daughter’s record of not showing up at school.

Reading the story you find out that the daughter was a teen mother. Her parents were divorced. Her father received the money as the legal guardian. However, the daughter (along with the "fiancé". Think high school kid with a job at Subway.) actually lived with her mother. 6 months prior the father had been called before the court where he agreed to get his daughter to finish school…

18 cent gas tax holiday?

Any candidate who thinks this is a good idea should be removed from the ballot. They have sufficiently demonstrated no intellectual skills required to be leader of the free world. They really shouldn't be leading a guided tour of the zoo from the short bus at this point. But hey they got to make a living somehow. Any voter who agrees with them should be barred from voting. This is a case where your freedoms are infringing on my rights.

Anybody withy a vague understanding of economics understands that this proposal would not help the American people one bit. Do you know what happens the day that the gas tax holiday begins? That’s right!! Nothing. The next say you pull up to the long line at the pump. Because everybody and their brother waited until the holiday began to fill up their tanks. All of the sudden there is a surge in demand. What does basic economics tell us about a demand surge? Right, it is followed quickly by a price increase. Guess what the gas stations…

Partisan Politics And Presidential Powers

It makes me laugh to hear presidential candidates say what they are going to do as president. This is especially true of things that need fixed immediately and not in 10 months when the candidate will finally get the keys to the White House. It also ribs me to hear people talk about the reasons not to elect a particular candidate for president. "he is going to come to our house and take our guns away." Has to be one of my all time favorites. However the fact that a preacher for his church said some stupid things is up there. (Never mind that the other candidate has had 6 of their closest business associates charged tried and convicted for various versions of fraud. Some of those people were even pardoned buy the candidates husband prior to leaving office.) Most voters seem to not understand exactly what a president "can" and "can not" do. General ignorance of the "checks and balances" system is a social norm throughout the voting public. A whi…