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SUNDAY, September 9, 2017

THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR DECADES ABOUT
INFLAMMATION.

The inflammatory process, part of our Immune System, is a very blunt instrument that can at times hurt or kill you. Learn about it, both the internal mechanisms and external agents.

GS

Researchers Find ONE Root Cause of 5 Chronic Diseases

SATURDAY, September 9, 2017

RR#1

NICE. MAYBE EVEN RELEVANT.

GS

Giant photo of toddler peers over U.S.-Mexico border wall

RR#2

OH OH! MORE FODDER FOR THE IDIOTS WHO SEE A RUSSIAN UNDER EVERY WHITE HOUSE BED,

and for those Cold War myopics who insist that we should never try to improve relations with that nation of 350 million people, 9 time zones and the second (first?) largest nuclear arsenal.

"STUPIDO, STUPIDO, STUPIDO", as the fish called WANDA declared.

GS

New Russian envoy describes 'warm' meeting with Trump: agencies

RR#3

THE APOCALYPSE? I DON'T THINK SO.

I don't think that God would have chosen Al Roker and Jim Cantori as two of the FOUR HORSEMEN.
So: I'll continue to pay my taxes and my office rent - AND TO PRAY.

GS

Hurricanes, Wildfires, Earthquakes — Twitter Filled With Apocalyptic Fears

RR#4

TRUMP AND SCHUMER.
This is both funny and important...and from a person whom I've always respected: Representative Peter King.

GS

Pete King on Trump, Schumer: 'It Was Almost Like a Love-In'

RR#5

MORE ON EDUCATION AND ON BECOMING AN ADULT.
Always More.  It's that important.
The following articles should be "must reads".
1) "Whither The Vanishing American Adult", by Joan Frawley Desmond, in National Catholic Register Sept. 3, 2017, p2.
2) "Sober Advice To College Freshmen", by Chris Stefanick, in National Catholic Register Sept. 3, 2017, p7.
3) "De Vos Pledges To Restore Due Process", by KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor Jr, in WSJ Sept 8, 2017, Opinion, pA17.

Meanwhile, it would help the nation through the current dangerous rapids if the Democratic Party were to find its "mojo" again.
See: "Democrats Have The Green Party Blues", by George Melloan, in WSJ Sept. 7, 2017, Opinion, pA17.

GS

FRIDAY, September 8, 2017

RR#1

REMEMBER THE THREE TYPES OF PEOPLE?
Those who make things happen.
Those who watch things happen.
Those who are constantly standing around saying "WHA HOPPEN"?
Well, our poor Republicrats are definitely in the last group...including John McCain - who by his own admission is "a pretty intelligent guy".  YEA, SURE.
In this case, President Trump did exactly the right thing.  And he will continue doing it until they regain their sanity - or until he helps to replace them with true Republicans in the 2018 election.

GS

Trump doubles down on pivot to congressional Democrats

Trump’s bipartisan deal is welcome news

RR#2

ALTHOUGH THE INITIAL ESSAY HERE IS MY MAIN INTENT,

I unabashedly recommend all of the work of Newt Gingrich, a true patriot in an age of Whuses, fellow travelers and delusionals.

GS

The Importance of Defending America

THURSDAY, September 7, 2017

RR#1

FROM GOD TO US. YOU THINK?

GS



RR#2

When  I was a kid, I couldn't understand why Eisenhower was so  popular.  Maybe this will explain why...

       General Eisenhower  Warned  Us.

        It  is a matter of history  that  when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General  Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he  ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the  German people from surrounding villages to be ushered  through the camps and even made to bury the  dead.
He did this because he said in words to this  effect:
'Get it all on record now - get the films -  get the witnesses - because somewhere down the road of  history some bastard will get up and say that this never  happened'
This week, the UK debated whether to  remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it  'offends' the Muslim population which claims it never  occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is a  frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world  and how easily each country is giving into it.
It  is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in  Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial  chain, in memory of the, six million Jews, 20 million  Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic  priests Who were 'murdered, raped, burned, starved,  beaten, experimented on and humiliated' while many in  the world looked the other way!
Now, more than  ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to  be 'a myth,' it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

        This  e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people! Be a link  in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the  world.
How many years will it be before the attack  on the World Trade Center 
'NEVER  HAPPENED',

        Because  it offends some Muslims???
Or some other people whom feel offended?  Or decide the past is not "politicaly" correct?

WEDNESDAY, September 6, 2017

DACA.
President Trump did the right thing.

Now let's see what the feckless Congress, especially the Republicans in the majority, can do. This is the linchpin around which entire Immigration Reform Can take place.

GS

Trump’s DACA Solution is Constitutional and Compassionate

TUESDAY, September 5, 2017

THE "UNITED NATIONS"...JUST SO YOU KNOW.

GS

UNmasking the UN

MONDAY, September 4, 2017

RR#1

Stop Blaming Trump
By Ben Stein's DREEMZ

This is almost too perfect. In the 20th century, in perfect conformity with law in a constitutional republic, a number of states and cities erected statues to local heroes. These heroes were sometimes Confederate soldiers. Now, no sane person thinks human slavery was or is anything but repulsive. But fighting for your neighbors and your friends, well, that’s something else again. We often put up monuments to war heroes who do things that in retrospect look bad. Much of the United Kingdom is dotted with memorials to heroic, super brave Empire flyers whose job was — to put it plainly — terror bombing of German women and children. So, monuments sometime go up that turn out to be questionable morally.

Still, the Confederate monuments are up there in accordance with law. The people who are vandalizing them, tearing them down, urinating on them — they’re the law breakers. Maybe, in time, under legal procedures, the memorials to Confederate generals will come down and that’s the way a democracy works.
But to spit on President Trump because he says,"Obey the law and respect what the law ordained," well, that’s just anarchy. Why are we so happy about anarchy? It never ends well.
And in the same vein, I see in the newspapers that most of the statues in question were put up in and around the 1920s. That’s almost a century ago. Why has it taken so long to get around to desecrating them and realizing how morally odious they are? Isn’t this just another example of the mainstream media Trump horror of the day? Who’ll take my bet that it will soon be forgotten and we’ll pass on to another Trump war crime?

And if it isn’t forgotten, if the struggle to make war on inanimate objects goes on for a decade, will it raise the math proficiency scores of Chicago high school students by one percent? Will tearing down the Gallant Pelham make one black father stay home with his son? Will sawing off the nose of Jefferson Davis keep one young man from joining a gang? It’s all just excuses and blame shifting. To read more of Ben Stein's article, go to The American Spectator.

Ben Stein is a writer, actor, and lawyer who served as a speechwriter in the Nixon administration as the Watergate scandal unfolded. He began his unlikely road to stardom when director John Hughes cast him as the numbingly dull economics teacher in the urban comedy, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

RR#2

FUNNY, RIGHT.  NOT REALLY...
See the following two articles, regarding our emotionally impaired children resulting from this "great technology".
1) "The Smartphone Generation Vs. Free Speech", by Jean M. Twenge, in WSJ Review, Sept. 2-3, 2017, pC3.
2) "The Real Campus Scourge", by Frank Bruni, in NYTimes Sunday Review, Sept. 3, 2017, pSR3.
READ IT AND WEEP.  THEN REPENT.

GS

RR#3

WOW. AN ENTIRELY ACCURATE HISTORY OF AMERICA DURING THE LAST 50 YEARS.
There hasn't been as much truth collected in one place since the Bible was assembled.

GS

An interesting read from a military lifer about Presidents

You will find this interesting.  For the non-military oriented, this man is the retired Chief Master Sergeant OF the Air Force, not IN the Air Force., whose office was in the Pentagon. That's the single, highest ranking non-officer in the entire Air Force as indicated by the very busy area mixed in his stripes.

by George Roof, Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired)

Because I am a “lifer” in the military, I’ve seen the impact of a president more than many of you can imagine.  I enlisted with LBJ and saw just what a Democrat clusterflock was all about.  I went to Vietnam and saw how we were constantly and incessantly bombarded with micromanagement from Washington that got thousands of military people killed. I sometimes wonder if I’ll get to heaven, but if I go to hell, I’m sure I’ll still be a few hundred floors above that bastard Robert McNamara , LB Johnson, John Kerry, Jane Fonda, and yes, even the “hero” John McCain.

After Johnson “abdicated” rather than having his ass waxed, I lived through Nixon who was hawkish but allowed the generals (and there WERE a few real generals back then versus now) run the show.  Nixon was so out of touch that he never knew North Vietnam was about to surrender when the Paris Accord was presented.

Only God could help us after Gerald Ford was beaten by Jimmy 'Peanuts' Carter who’d been funded by Saudi money.  The military was turned into Section 8 and even the Whitehouse suffered the austerity.
 
Then the light began to shine and Ronald Reagan swept into the fray.  He not only loved the country and the military, they loved him back.  Esprit d’corps was off the scale during his presidency. The Liberals were slowly turning into socialists, however, and about this time all the draft dodgers of the 1960’s who’d been given amnesty by Jimmy 'Peanuts' were turning out college graduates with degrees in socialism.

Bush 1 was an enigma from the CIA and though he never did much either way, he NEVER DID MUCH EITHER WAY.
 
Welcome to Bill Clinton.  Clinton spent most of his two terms wagging the dog and creating the 'Oral' Office, sending a bomber to blow up Quaddafi’s tent and killing a goat or two, while allowing the UN to set up the infamous Black Hawk Down situation.  He made history by becoming only the second president to be impeached.

I actually felt sorry for Bush 2.  He was doomed to infamy from the start.  He thought most of America was still the rah rah patriots of WWII when they were 'simply socialists' waiting to feed him to the sharks.
 
Then there came the Manchurian Candidate Obama with a faked (OK Democrats, let’s say “of questionable origin” to assuage your PC brains) birth certificate, who’d gotten a free ride through college under a foreign student exemption, and whose college records and complete life history had been 'sealed.'  (We know more about Thomas Jefferson’s bastard children than we do about Obama, Michelle , OR their two faked kids.) From his inaugural address, he slandered America and within days had begun to encourage dissention of the races as well as slandering police who “acted stupidly.”  That was mild to the crap that would come in doubling the national debt from what had been built by ALL THE PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS COMBINED, feeding us bullshit about how Muslims built this country, and nationalizing American industries.  Fueled by George Soros’ money and using the Air Force fleet as his personal charters, he appointed malcontents and traitors into positions of authority. He trashed the Constitution by installing “czars” (interesting he chose a title like that) to bypass Congressional authority.  By that time, Congress was completely corrupt on both sides of the aisle.  No one had balls to impeach this charlatan Obama.

Mysteriously, the lone outspoken conservative Supreme Court Justice Scalia suddenly dies in his sleep at an Obama pal’s hunting lodge and the Supreme Court is evenly split.  Finally, Congress shows some balls and rejects Obama’s Supreme Court Justice nomination.  The Libertards aren’t worried because the fix is in. Soros 'has paid' demonstrators to cause turmoil at 'all the Republican gatherings.'  Obama concedes that illegal aliens should vote as they won’t be prosecuted, and Soros-manufactured voting machines are caught switching votes in certain precincts.  Hillary has cheated her way to the nomination and her lies are completely ignored by the brainwashed minions of sycophants who follow her.

But a shocking thing happened on the way to the forum.
Middle America had had enough and although the pollsters and the pipers tried to convince middle America not even to bother to vote, they were fed up with the denizens of the swamp.  It was time.  Florida was designated a “swing” state ignoring that all those old retirees living in St. Petersburg, and the fed up Cuban Americans of Miami weren’t interested in their platform.  Ohio and Pennsylvania , where coal production was blacklisted and where Obama had ridiculed them for “clinging to their Bibles and their guns,” lay awaiting this supposed “landslide” Hillary vote,.... and creamed it.

The Socialist world of the Democratic Party disintegrated.  An American who expressed unbridled love of country and respect for police, firemen, and military steamrolled across the heartland and the liberals realized their scheme was trashed. A CONSTITUTIONALIST would be nominated to the Supreme Court and if the old hag Ginsburg who’d claimed to retire if Trump were elected would actually retire and leave, the Supreme Court would have a massive majority of CONSTITUTIONALISTS for the next 40-50 years.

 Now, the same party who’d ridiculed Trump on his comments about the election being rigged, started screaming that the election 'was' rigged.  They even advocated having the election repeated.  They created mobs that burned and pillaged, stopped traffic, threatened murder, battery and rape of Trump supporters, and became the anarchists that the socialist dream thrives upon.  They run like castrated pigs for safe zones and use diaper pins as their national symbol.

This is exactly what happens when political correctness takes over and participation trophies are awarded to everyone.  They can’t conceive how disgusting and subservient they have become. Donald Trump may NOT be the best person for the job, but he’s such a welcome respite from the candy-assed whimps who’ve been running the swamp that it’s refreshing to see.  At the very least, Donald Trump derailed the Socialist train and bought us precious time.  If he only does half of what he’s promised, we’ll still be legions ahead of where Obama has dragged us.  Already countries who held us in contempt are lining up to be found in the favor of America.  Donald Trump has done more in his short time in the public eye...he prevented Hillary Clinton from becoming president!
So for you liberal lurkers and you half-assed fence-sitters, Tough Shit!  You had your big hurrah and now your party is over.  For you staunch Republicans in office, don’t gloat so much yourselves.  You’ve been put on notice by the American people that we’re fed up with ALL YOU BASTARDS and if you don’t start putting America first, you do so at your own peril.  You might want to buy a copy of George McGovern’s autobiography and see how shocking and humbling it can be for a professional politician to have to try to find legitimate work once he falls from grace.

This election was pure, unadulterated AMERICAN.  Hillary got beaten and AMERICA WON THE ELECTION. You can claim he’s not “your president” all you want, but unless you 'forfeit' your American citizenship, ......

YES, HE IS YOUR PRESIDENT!!!!


SUNDAY, September 3, 2017

RR#1

Doctors are burning out because electronic medical records are broken

RR#2

MORE ON THE CRAZY CLAIM OF JAMES CLAPPER.
See: "When The Truth Is Crazy", by Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., WSJ Sept. 2-3, 2017, Opinion, pA13.
"Trump is diagnosed with a severe case of conformity-resistance syndrome...A columnist of a more polemical bent might even make reference to the Soviet-era practice of condemning citizens to mental institutions for questioning the lies of the state."

GS

When the Truth Is Crazy

RR#3

"PLEASE SIR, MAY I HAVE SOME MORE?"
(More Pot Pourri, that is).
  1. "Historians Warn Against Rushing To Take Down Statues", by Colleen Long, The Day August 26, 2017.
  2. "Don't Even Think About Being Evil", by Heather MacDonald, in WSJ August 15, 2017, Opinion, pA15.  "Corporate America has managed to make higher education look like an open marketplace of ideas". Think Google.
  3. "Putin's Goal: Revenge And Restoration", by Leon Aron, in WSJ August 9, 2017, Opinion, pA15.  Putin is an old-style Soviet Premier with a better-toned body and a less shabby suit.  Get used to it...again.
  4. "Lessons From Harvey: The Folly Of Building Sand Castles", by Steve Fagan, in The Day Sept. 2, 2017.  A lesson that will not be learned...again.
  5. "The Civil Right We Don't Think About", by Joseph J. Fins, M.D., in NYTimes August 27, 2017, Sunday Review, p10.  Getting back to Humanity and to God's two main Commandments, this is a highly informed and very sensitive exposition on "minimally conscious state", very different from "vegetative state". A welcome change.
GS

SATURDAY, September 2, 2017

RR#1

LET'S GET OUT OF THE TRUMP - LEFTIST VORTEX FOR A WHILE.
Here is a POT POURRI of topics, with general references.

1) Not often ashamed of my Federal Government, but:
"Forgotten Allies, Broken Promises: Afghan and Iraqi Interpreters For The U.S. Are Caught In A Deadly Immigration Waiting Game", ABA Journal, Sept. 2017.
2) The Far East: The Middle East On Steroids.
See articles in WSJ Aug. 23 and 29 hinging around Pakistan, a detonator for that bomb.
3) More, always more, on Public Education Politics: America's most sordid story after the abomination of Abortion.
See: "Test Scores Don't Lie: Charter Schools Are Transformative", WSJ Aug. 24, 2017.
4) The American Public, Cyber-Babes in Toyland.
See "The Disturbing Inevitability Of Cyberattacks", WSJ Aug. 22, 2017.
See also the fig-leaf of "personal privacy" that is falling between our legs. WSJ, Aug. 29, 2017.
5) The Tort Bar and the "National Medical Lottery".
See: "Talcum Tort Stick-Up", WSJ Editorial, Aug. 26-27, 2017.
6) And another "Stick-Up": Our "liberal" / despotic College campuses.
Finally backlash.
See: "Mizzou Pays A Price For Appeasing The Left", WSJ Aug 21, 2017.
7) The Left: The True "Racists".
See: "Why The Left Can't Let Go Of Racism", by Shelby Steele, WSJ Aug. 28, 2017.
8) The Left: always tearing down...never building up.
See: Modern Liberalism's False Obsession With Civil War Monuments", by Jason Riley, WSJ Aug. 30, 2017.
9) What's all this about "LGBT"? Let's not go back to the future, the 1970's when the biologic reality of Homosexuality, beginning in the womb, was understandably demonized by the "public baths" and scores of sexual contacts per individuals that were made known to the public, together with the terrible AIDS epidemic of the 1980's and 1990's - a direct result of those activities. The "LGBT Community" is at risk of making the same mistake by hyping their situation into a plight and a blight.
See the article by Julia Werth in ctmirror.org, Aug. 27, 2017.
10) The Opioid Crisis. Once again the Government operates with a bludgeon instead of with a scalpel. In the 1990's physicians were severely taken to task for "not taking care of Pain". The vast majority responded responsibly. The vast majority of physicians had nothing to do with the subsequent diversion of opioids to criminal use. So now physicians are effectively being driven out of prescribing narcotics with the often draconian regulations that put their medical licenses at risk. The maxim "First Do No Harm" ("Primum Non Nocere") does not necessarily include a requirement for me to put myself at serious personal risk.
See the Editorial in The Day, August 31, 2017.
See also the article by Kyle Constable in ctmirror.org., Aug. 31, 2017.

Now we should all go out for a breath of fresh air.

GS

RR#2

WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED?
Especially about "educational deficiencies":

many of these "graduates" are just plain STUPID,

thanks to their "public education" at the hands of the Teachers' Unions.
What a Shame!

GS

Report: Majority of Today's Youth Won't Be Fit for Military Service

FRIDAY, September 1, 2017

RR#1

IN A NUTSHELL.
"In a democracy the people always get what they deserve".

GS

Be sure to Read the Poem at the end.
Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel...
He has been a journalist for 49 years.
He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.
Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.
 
This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican nor democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day.
 
It's a relatively short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!
 
545 vs. 300,000,000 People- by Charlie Reese
 
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
 
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
 
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
 
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.
 
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations.
 
The House of Representatives does.
 
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
 
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
 
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
 
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
 
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
 
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash.
 
The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
 
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
 
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
 
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes.
 
Who is the speaker of the House now? He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
 
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
 
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.
 
If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ... If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
 
There are no insoluble government problems.
 
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.
 
Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
 
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power. They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses, provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...
 
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
 
What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.
 
This might be funny if it weren't so true.
 
Be sure to read all the way to the end:
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table, at which he's fed.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes are the rule.
Tax his work,
Tax his pay, he works for peanuts anyway!
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries tax his tears.
Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways to tax his ass.
Tax all he has, then let him know that you won't be done till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers;then tax him some more, tax him till he's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod into which he's laid...
Put these words upon his tomb,
"Taxes drove me to my doom..."
When he's gone, do not relax,
it’s time to apply, the Inheritance tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
 
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
 
Not one of these taxes existed 100  years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
 
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom, if agreed, stayed home to raise the kids.
 
What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'

RR#2

I STRONGLY SUPPORT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ACTIONS TO DATE, both domestic and international...

but I have been in favor of the "Dream Act" from the outset under Obama, and I do not support possible imminent action by Trump to rescind that program - certainly not as it applies to those who have already come here as children. Whether Speaker Ryan and Senator Hatch can deliver on "immigration reform" is another matter.

GS

Paul Ryan, Republicans to Trump: Don't Kill DACA — 'Congress Has to Fix'

THURSDAY, August 31, 2017

RR#1

DOESN'T ANYONE KNOW THE HISTORY OF HOW THE NAZI PARTY CAME TO POWER IN GERMANY?
WAKE UP!!

GS

Why Doesn’t the Media Condemn Leftwing Violence?

RR#2

The Prayer Wheel (.pdf)

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, August 29 and 30, 2017

RR#1

SPEECHLESS IN NEW LONDON.

GS



RR#2

RIDICULOUS?  YOU THINK?
"Not I , Natania". I'll just pay the !@#$%^& penalties.

GS

Report: 55% of Time Spent in Front of EHRs, Other 45% Spent Cursing at EHRs

RR#3

WOW: A FIRST FOR ME. FOR ONCE I AGREE WITH NANCY PELOSI.
Should I be worried?

GS

Pelosi condemns 'anitfa' after Berkeley clashes

MONDAY, August 28, 2017

SO THIS NOW IS AMERICA, WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT IN FULL RETREAT?
Beware the bitter harvest.

GS

Black-clad anarchists storm Berkeley rally, assaulting 5

SUNDAY, August 27, 2017

RR#1

"HOLD THE LINE..."

GS

Mattis tells troops to 'hold the line' until US is less divided

RR#2

IN SAN FRANCISCO: THAT'S "PRIOR RESTRAINT".
It's unconstitutional, it's illegal, it's another example of failure of law enforcement.
We are getting closer and closer to Germany of the 1930's, of course from the Left.

GS

San Francisco claims victory after right-wing group shut out

RR#3

WHAT'S THIS: A VOICE OF REASON?
Right (Write) ON!

GS

Trump agrees with ACLU

RR#4

New London Maritime Society

RR#5

THE 2018 NATIONAL ELECTION HAS BEGUN.

GS

Anti-Trump RINO’s blood turned cold when this poll delivered career ending news

RR#6

THIS SAYS IT ALL.

GS

I don’t think this could have been said any better and it definitely is about time someone said it.  Hopefully, this will go out over EVERY computer in the U.S. and maybe, just maybe, these sports people will get the message of just how ridiculous they are to disrespect our flag, and how little what they do in sports compare to what our great military has done for this country..
 
NFL protesting the flag -

Ret. Marine Col. Jeffery Powers wrote to the NFL
commissioners the following:
 
Commissioners, I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and the Giants Stadium. 
I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt. Garrett Mongrella was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.
 
Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins.
 
Now I watch multi-millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country besides playing with a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were!
 
You are complicit in this! You’ll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the moral courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this. Yes, I know, it’s their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner.
 
What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs publicly?
 
I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National  Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn’t it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone?
 
Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is OK? You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multi-million dollar contracts for playing a freaking game!
 
You condone it all by your refusal to act. You’re just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. I applaud those who have not
 
Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles
They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from their families. They don’t do it for an hour on Sunday. They do it 24/7 often with lead, not footballs, coming in their direction. They watch their brothers carted off in pieces not on a gurney to get their knee iced. They don’t even have ice! Many don’t have legs or arms.
 
Some wear blue and risk their lives daily on the streets of America. They wear fire helmets and go upstairs into the fire rather than down to safety. On 9-11, hundreds vanished They are the heroes.
 
I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you look in that mirror when you shave tomorrow and see what you really are, legends in your own minds. You need to hit the road and take those worms with you!
 
Time to change the channel
 
Powers originally sent his letter to former Florida congressman Allen West. West then posted the letter on his news website.
 
As of last week, at least 18 NFL player had protested the anthem by either kneeling during the anthem or raising their fists, according to USA Today Sports.

SATURDAY, August 26, 2017

RR#1

A MONUMENTAL MISTAKE IN PROGRESS.
Consider carefully these voices of reason amidst the hysteria.

GS

Historians warn against rushing to take down statues

RR#2

ON THE PRESIDENTIAL PARDON OF SHERIFF ARPAIO.
See the article by Robert Robb, in the Arizona Republic on August 25, 2017.
In nearly the entire article, Mr. Robb outlines Arpaio's actions in support of both Federal and State Law...and the Courts' suspiciously politicized orders that he not enforce those laws.
Then, in the last few sentences, Robb gives vent either to an involuntary tic or he consciously places a fig leaf over his article - probably to protect is job.
Meanwhile, back in the Republicrat Party, the likes of former Senator Danforth and Senator McCain pile on with their Leftist Democratic colleagues against their President...OUR PRESIDENT.
This state of dis-union will continue until 2018, when I predict that a number of incumbent Republicans will be defeated by primaries whose challengers will then go on to win more seats for the Republican Party.
Meanwhile, the  President will continue to implement as much as possible the actions he promised to the American People, regardless of the hysteria and bad faith of his opponents.
"NEVER GIVE IN.  NEVER GIVE IN. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER...,"

GS

Robb: Facts don't matter to either side of the Arpaio pardon debate

RR#3

The End of Prayer Shaming



RR#4

REAL NEWS, NOT FAKE.
"Israeli And Arab Cooperation Opportunities Have Never Been Greater".

This is the title of an article by David Ignatius (Washington Post) that appears in The Day edition, August 26 (Opinion, pA6).
"The Trump administration seems to envision an "outside-in" strategy for breaking the Palestinian-Israeli stalemate...Trump's unusually close relations with both Israel and the Gulf Arabs are part of this strategy."

GS

THURSDAY and FRIDAY, August 24 and 25, 2017

RR#1

We had our press Photo Op at Race Rock this afternoon.
Both tours for the weekend sold out within hours! 

It all bodes well for 2018!

Race Rock Lighthouse up-close

Tours open at Race Rock Lighthouse (Video)

RR#2

LET'S TALK ABOUT "RACE"
THE DEATH PENALTY DIMINISHES THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE.

GS

Florida executes convicted double-murderer using new drug

RR#3

RIGHT DIAGNOSIS, WRONG PATIENT, YOU WHORES.

GS

Psychiatrists tell Congress Donald Trump is 'a clear and present danger' to the world

RR#4

I'VE MISSED YOU, BILL O'REILLY.
But not the jerks whom you often had for a "he said, she said" following your cogent insights...for the sake of being "fair and balanced".

"Never argue with an idiot. An observer may not note the difference".

Here is a recent comment by O'Reilly on the developing national debate about monuments and statues.

See also the article by Eugene Robinson entitled: "For The Nation To Heal, The Confederate Statues Must Come Down" (in The Day August 25, 2017, Opinion, pA6.

GS

Bill O'Reilly to Newsmax: 'Far-Left Extremists' Want to Destroy Our Legacy

RR#5

JUST THE FACTS, FOR A CHANGE.

GS

Presidential Approval Ratings: What the Elite Media Won’t Tell You

RR#6

For the first time the public can tour Race Rock Light

WEDNESDAY, August 23, 2017

ALAN DERSHOWITZ AND "A TALE OF TWO HANDS".
This learned man could not be two-handed or two-faced if he tried.
ON THE ONE HAND: Read the first half of his article, below.
ON THE OTHER HAND: Read the second half of his article.

And THAT is what President Trump referred to in his comments...and what I and all other fair-minded observers refer to. 

And then comes James Clapper (former Head of the CIA)...and another nominee for early Alzheimer' Disease. Since we have no Siberian Gulag in America, Mr. Clapper suggests that we relegate President Trump to an insane asylum. Doesn't that approach sound familiar?

GS

Dershowitz: President Has Obligation to Condemn Racist Right

TUESDAY, August 22, 2017

ALAN DERSHOWITZ AND "A TALE OF TWO HANDS".
This learned man could not be two-handed or two-faced if he tried.
ON THE ONE HAND: Read the first half of his article, below.
ON THE OTHER HAND: Read the second half of his article.

And THAT is what President Trump referred to in his comments...and what I and all other fair-minded observers refer to. 

And then comes James Clapper (former Head of the CIA)...and another nominee for early Alzheimer' Disease. Since we have no Siberian Gulag in America, Mr. Clapper suggests that we relegate President Trump to an insane asylum. Doesn't that approach sound familiar?

GS

Dershowitz: President Has Obligation to Condemn Racist Right

MONDAY, August 21, 2017

RR#1

AHAH!  I WAS RIGHT.
Except for the work of Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, Tucker Carlson and a couple of others, the tone from Fox News has definitely changed. The commentaries regarding many things Trump have become from weak to snide to outright negative.
See the news report posted below. This reminds me of a scene in "Smokey and the Bandit", when Smokey, frustrated with his feckless son, decides to go home to "question" his wife. "They's no way you came outta ma loins."

GS

Fox CEO Murdoch Slams Trump, Conservatives Respond

James Murdoch, the CEO of Fox News' parent company, has been slammed by conservatives for harshly criticizing President Donald Trump and suggesting he had backed Nazi sympathizers.
Earlier this week, Murdoch, who heads 21st Century Fox, wrote "What we watched this last week in Charlottesville and the reaction to it by the president of the United States concern all of us as Americans and free people."
Murdoch pledged $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League to fight hate crimes and prejudice, he said.
"The presence of hate in our society was appallingly laid bare as we watched swastikas brandished on the streets of Charlottesville and acts of brutal terrorism and violence perpetrated by a racist mob," Murdoch added.
"I can't even believe I have to write this: Standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists."
Trump did condemn white supremacists and Nazi sympathizers, including the person who murdered a young protester.
But, in an angry exchange with reporters in New York on Tuesday, President Trump reiterated his initial comments that "there is blame on both sides" in the melee over the removal of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's statue from a downtown Charlottesville park.
However, Trump's defiance drew praise from many conservatives, including commentator Ann Coulter, who tweeted Tuesday: "We got our leader back."
Radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham added that the president "made some points that were factually right."
"There was violence on both sides in that event Saturday," she said. "Anyone who watched the video could see it."
News of Murdoch's criticism of Trump drew sharp blowback from some conservative quarters.
A Breitbart News story on the Murdoch letter drew over 2,500 comments from angry readers, most supportive of Trump and critical of Fox News.
Here are some examples:
•    "James Murdoch and his ilk destroyed Fox and is a traitor to the people who made Fox News number 1."
•    "It's amazing how the leftist business leaders think it's ok to take these publicly funded businesses into failure by alienating their Conservative customers."
•    "If Trump was saying and doing the things that the dishonest press 'reports,' I would agree that he is badly hurting the country. The fact that the dishonest press is distorting and smearing him puts the onus on the dishonest press for badly hurting the country. When do fake journalists have to answer for sedition?"

RR#2

ENJOY.
"Until we meet again".

GS

Total solar eclipse crosses U.S., captivating millions

SUNDAY, August 20, 2017

THE AMERICAN LEFTIST BODY POLITIC IS INFECTED WITH A NEW DISEASE. IT IS "TRUMP HATE".
Far beyond the symptoms (great objection to his stated policies),
and far beyond the visceral reaction to his selection by the American people, this body's Immune System has gone into overdrive against a perceived existential threat - an gross overreaction well-known in Medicine as Sepsis, the outcome of which is often the demise of the organism which the System is designed to protect. The latest reflection of this is to be found in the Sunday NYTimes (August 20, 2017), specifically the Sunday Review. The obscenity of the page 1 image which introduces the page 1 article entitled "Trump Hate" cannot be described. There follow page after page of articles dripping with contempt and hatred. And as if not enough, the publication includes a long and hysterical article in the NYTimes Magazine on Breitbart, way over-the-top.
All of this found throughout the Media is not just sick; it is Septic Shock. And it will kill that organism by the 2018 national elections.
Meanwhile, the renowned liberal Professor of Law Alan Dershowitz continues to identify further signs of this process. See his recent statement, below:

"Weaponized Russia probe really endangers Democracy".

The American People will survive this. The organized Fourth Estate, constitutionally our Immune System , will not. We will all be more at risk with the loss.

GS

Dershowitz: Weaponized Russia Probe 'Really Endangers Democracy'

The Russian investigation and the appointment of FBI special counsel Robert Mueller has become a political weapon of the left, one that "really endangers democracy," self-proclaimed "liberal," author, and law professor Alan Dershowitz said.
"The idea of trying to create crimes just because we disagree with [Trump] politically, and target him, really endangers democracy," Dershowitz told "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y. "[It] reminds me of what Lavrentiy Beria, the head of the KGB, said to Stalin: 'Show me the man, and I will find you the crime.'
"We shouldn't be targeting people. We shouldn't be looking for crimes they've committed. We should only being using the criminal justice system against obvious crimes. Crimes that are not not stretched and manufactured to fit a particular person."
Dershowitz's position is discussed in his new book "Trumped Up: How Criminalization of Political Differences Endangers Democracy," available on Amazon.
"It's about how you can disagree with President Trump – you can agree with him – that's every American's right," Dershowitz said.

SATURDAY, August 19, 2017

RR#1

BEWARE: "FAKE NEWS CAN BE LETHAL".
Joseph Goebels, are you a consultant for these execrables?

GS

Mainstream conservative groups alarmed to be found on ‘hate map’

RR#2

THIS IS CRIMINAL...
as are other positions and actions of the Medical-Industrial Complex, far removed from practising physicians.
See my earlier RR on my own experiences with schedules and sleep deprivation
.
GS

The secret horrors of sleep-deprived doctors

FRIDAY, August 18, 2017

RR#1

HISTORICAL MONUMENTS, THEIR HISTORY, THEIR MEANING AND THEIR VALUE TO AMERICA TODAY.
Please review the attached article and especially the interview with Dr. Charles Krauthammer.

The vast preponderance of Americans today see and deal with all of their fellow Americans as who they are and as whether they are contributing fairly as Americans. They are Not racists. They are Not White Supremacists. The true Racists today are those who strive to elevate one race or group over the rest of us, the most blatant of those being some Black "leaders" and their ignorant followers. And the vast majority of Americans will not tolerate and will strongly resist any fellow citizens and also non-citizens who seek to establish themselves, through the voting process or in the streets, as privileged over all of the rest of us. We are all guaranteed "life, liberty and the Pursuit of happiness".

These references provided are invaluable in debunking the broad brush approach to our complex past and current national History. And the message is especially important for the education of our children and grandchildren - who are being taught none of this, a great and dangerous tragedy.

GS

Confederate monuments testify to the Union's unfinished victory

Krauthammer: Every monument has different history

Extreme Partisanship Shapes Backdrop for Second Civil War

RR#2

THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.
Get used to it.

GS

President Trump’s ardent backers support him more than ever

RR#3

Growing old gracefully...

1.  I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People move out of the way much faster now!
2.  I didn't make it to the gym today. That makes five years in a row.
3.  I decided to stop calling the bathroom the John and renamed it the Jim.  I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.
4.  Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators.  We haven't met yet.
5.  I don't need anger management.  I just need people to stop irritating me!
6.  When I was a child I thought nap time was a punishment. Now, as a grown up, it feels like a mini vacation.
7.  My people skills are just fine  It's my tolerance of idiots that needs working on.
8.  If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would've put them on my knees.
9.  The kids text me "plz" which is shorter than please.  I text back "no" which is shorter than "yes."
10.  I'm going to retire and live off of my savings.  Not sure what I'll do the second week.
11.  Even duct tape can't fix stupid ... but it can muffle the sound!
12.  Why do I have to press one for English when you're just gonna transfer me to someone I can't understand anyway?
13.  Yes I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice.

RR#4

"RAPID RESPONSE: DAILY COMMENTARY ON NEWS OF THE DAY".
Since March, 2003, shortly before the beginning of the Iraq War, I have been offering my considered opinions and insights, always supported with reference to specific statements by respected national commentators of the American and international scenes.

This work is not interactive, as are "social media". But I am always available to discuss and debate positions with informed and rational visitors to these pages.

In addition, this web site, in operation for decades, comprises 45 other Categories of information offered as a public service by a Physician with over 60 years of experience and also an Attorney at Law since 1984.

Given the current declining state of public discourse and the rising state of Ignorance, this should be of value.  It is certainly of value to me.

In addition, I strongly recommend: the articles posted in the Opinion section of the WSJ, although not some of its Editorials; "Special Report" with Bret Baier (Fox News); "The Story" with Martha MacCallum (Fox News); the work of Tucker Carlson (Fox News); the columns of Cal Thomas; and the mostly objective observations of Dr. Charles Krauthammer.

Why is all of this important? See the recent report by Pat Buchanan, posted in toto below. THIS IS NOT HYPERBOLE! We in America have entered dangerous waters.

GS

Explosive Reaction to Bannon Ouster

RR#5

MORE ABOUT THE LEFTISTS AND THEIR FELLOW-TRAVELERS OF BOTH PARTIES...

Yes, hysteria. Yes, insanity. Yes, mob rule. Yes, despotism.
AND YES, VERY DANGEROUS.

Pay attention!

GS

History is More Important Than Hysteria

THURSDAY, August 17, 2017

RR#1

Another one of President Trump's correct actions.

GS

We Are Fortunate to Have H.R. McMaster as National Security Advisor

RR#2

VERY INTERESTING.
ASSUMING THIS IS FACTUAL, GENERAL LEE WAS RIGHT AT THE TIME.
But now, 152 years later, removing such Memorials is and will continue to be a source of great friction in this nation. Do we need more friction?

GS

Here's what Robert E. Lee thought about Confederate monuments

RR#3

ALBERT EINSTEIN:
Brilliant and Prescient, as always.

GS

The Day Einstein Feared Most (.pdf)

MONDAY through WEDNESDAY, August 14 through 16, 2017

RR#1

SHOULD WE BE SURPRISED? THE SWAMP IS MUCH DEEPER.
Leftists, Democrats, Republicrats, Idiots, Delusionals, Racists of all Colors, Trump-Haters, Closet Despots,Whuses. Did I miss anyone?
All decrying President Trump's recent clear and correct statements on the State of our dis-Union.
This reminds me of my increasing curiosity as I observed developments unfold in the 2016 Presidential Campaign after Trump announced his candidacy.  A very similar scene from all sides...and yet he won, and won, and won. What was going on here?
And then I realized it.  Everybody was against him...except
THE PEOPLE, who quietly bided their time until Election Day.
And they will do it again for Donald Trump and for his supporters in 2018 and 2020, while sending home his detractors.
The above cabal just don't get it, secure in their echo chamber.
Meanwhile, President Trump is getting good stuff done.
Avanti.

GS

RR#2

THE FACTS.  YOU NEED TO CARE.

GS

David Horowitz: Charlottesville Is Biggest 'Fake News' of Summer
Editor’s Note: David Horowitz is the author of the runaway New York Times bestseller "Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America." His book first predicted the anti-Trump left would use race to divide America and undermine the Trump presidency. His op-ed for Newsmax appears below. Get more info on "Big Agenda".
 
The tragedy in Charlottesville could have been an occasion to stop and consider how the tolerance for politically correct violence and politically correct hatred is leading the nation towards civil war.
Instead the media and the political left have turned this incident into the biggest fake news story of the summer, transforming its real lessons into a morality play that justifies war against the political right, and against white people generally.
The organizers of the "Unite the Right" demonstration in Charlottesville were repellent racists.
But they came to defend a historic monument honoring a complex man and cause, and not to attack it or presumably anyone else.
They applied for a permit and were denied. They re-applied successfully in a petition supported by the local ACLU.
If they had come to precipitate violence, why would they have gone to the tedious trouble of applying for a permit?
Who knows what — if anything — would have happened if that had been the end of the story and no one had showed up to oppose them.
What Unite the Right actually demonstrated was that the assortment of neo-Nazis, pro-Confederates and assorted yahoos gathered under the banner of the "Alt-Right" is actually a negligible group.
This supposed national show of strength actually attracted all of 500 people.
Compare that to the tens of the thousands who can readily be marshaled by two violent groups of the left — Black Lives Matter and Antifa — and you get an idea of how marginal "white supremacists" are to America's political and cultural life.
Yet "white supremacy" and its evils became the centerpiece of all the fake news reporting on the event, including all the ludicrous attacks on the president for not condemning enough a bogeyman the whole nation condemns, and that no one but a risible fringe supports.
Talk about virtue signaling!
Omitted from the media coverage were the other forces at work in precipitating the battle of Emancipation Park, specifically Black Lives Matter and Antifa, two violent leftwing groups with racial agendas who came to squelch the demonstration in defense of the monument.
Unlike the Unite the Right demonstrators, the leftist groups did not apply for permits, which would have been denied since there was another demonstration scheduled for that park on that day.
But why should they have applied for a permit, since the mayhem they had previously caused in Ferguson, Berkeley, Sacramento, Portland and other cities, was accomplished without permits, while their criminality was presented by the media as "protests," and their rioting went completely unpunished.
In other words, there were two demonstrations in Charlottesville — a legal protest by Unite the Right and an illegal protest by the vigilantes of Antifa and Black Lives Matter.
Who started the fight is really immaterial. Both sides were prepared for violence because these conflicts are already a pattern of our deteriorating civic life.
Once the two sides had gathered in the same place, the violence was totally predictable.
Two parties, two culpabilities; but except for the initial statement of President Trump, condemning both sides, only one party has been held accountable, and that happens to be the one that was in the park legally.
What is taking place in the media accounts and political commentaries on this event is an effort by the left to turn the mayhem in Charlottesville into a template for their war against a mythical enemy — "white supremacy" — which is really a war on white people generally.
The ideology that drives the left and divides our country is "identity politics" — the idea that the world consists of two groups — "people of color" who are guiltless and oppressed, and white people who are guilty and oppressors.
This is the real race war.
Its noxious themes inform the mindless, hysterical hatred of President Trump, and the equally mindless support of racist mobs like Black Lives Matter and Antifa.
It is a war from which no good can come. But it won’t be stopped unless enough people have the courage to stand up and name it for what it is.
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David Horowitz is the president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center and a leading conservative thinker.

SATURDAY and SUNDAY, August 12 and 13, 2017

RR#1

"PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM".
ANYONE WHO DOESN'T REALIZE THE DANGERS INHERENT IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ROBOTICS, CYBERWARFARE, AND THEIR INTERCONNECTED CAPABILITIES FOR GREAT DISRUPTION AND DISTRUCTION IS DELUSIONAL OR FATALISTIC.
Add to that the recently announced ability to develop "designer babies"...and you have a clear invitation to God to end His experiment called "Human Nature".

GS

Elon Musk warns AI more dangerous than North Korea

RR#2

Charlottesville, Va.
Following this latest confrontation, again predictable and inadequately blocked by law enforcement, I offer one action:
STOP TRYING TO REWRITE AMERICAN HISTORY.
STOP THE EFFORTS TO REMOVE CIVIL WAR MEMORABILIA.
THOSE ARE EMBLEMS OF AMERICAN HISTORY AS REAL AS THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT AND THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL, BOTH HONORING SLAVE HOLDERS. ARE THEY SAFE?
AND STOP THE RACE-BAITING BY SOME BLACK "LEADERS" AND THE "EGREGIOUS DISPLAY OF HATRED, BIGOTRY AND VIOLENCE ON MANY SIDES", AS DECLARED ACCURATELY BY PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP.

And read the following article...

GS

The Liberal Crackup

THURSDAY and FRIDAY, August 10 and 11, 2017

FINALLY: A DETAILED POLITICAL AND PSYCHOANALYTICAL DIAGNOSIS OF WHAT AILS THE DELUSIONAL LEFT.

Read Carefully...

GS

The Liberal Crackup

WEDNESDAY, August 9, 2017

"WHAT WOULD I DO?"
Born in 1933, (on the exact day that Hitler came to power in Germany),
I was aware by the end of that decade of what my parents were going through in the Depression. And I was definitely aware of Dec. 7, 1941.
From about that time onward, I have regularly tasked myself with the above question regarding important current events.
Now comes North Korea and its paranoid leader.
What would I do?
1) I would not bluff. I would try to negotiate, but from a position at least of equality and definitely of overwhelming strength. If we say we can and will do something, we must be able to do it.
2) Two equally important goals must be the protection of South Korea and the protection of the United States and of its territories.
3) Based upon the enemy's own declarations taken at face value, we must declare that any further missiles launched by them will be promptly destroyed.
4) We must also declare that any hostile action begun on the South Korean border, conventional or otherwise, will be immediately neutralized by conventional and tactical nuclear weaponry, including neutron bombs.
5) We must warn any other potential belligerents (ie, China and Russia) that we have no desire to expand the above actions - all taken defensively - unless they attack us, either directly or through North Korea.
6) We must again remind China and Russia, especially China, that only they have the ability to avoid any of this.
7) We must notify the world, through the U.N. and otherwise, that our defensive position is firm, regardless of any action or inaction on their part. And we must seek whatever help they might be able to provide to defuse this situation.
That's what I would do, given the information I have.

GS

TUESDAY, August 8, 2017

RR#1

HMMMM.

GS

To pee or not to pee?

I have a job.

I work, they pay me.

I pay my taxes & the government
Distributes my taxes as it sees fit.

In order to get that paycheck, in my case,
I am required to pass a random urine test
(with which I have no problem).

What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes
To people who don't have to pass a urine test.

So, here is my question:

Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check
Because I have to pass one to earn it for them?

Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet.
I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone sitting on their BUTT----doing drugs while I work..

Can you imagine how much money each state would save
If people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check?

I guess we could call the program URINE OR YOU'RE OUT"!

Something has to change in this country - AND SOON!

Just a thought, all politicians should have to pass a urine test too!!

RR#2

WISDOM...

GS

God's Plan For Aging
      
Most seniors never get enough exercise.  In His wisdom God decreed that seniors become forgetful so they would have to search for their glasses, keys and other things thus doing more walking.  And God looked down and saw that it was good.
      
Then God saw there was another need.  In His wisdom He made seniors lose coordination so they would drop things requiring them to bend, reach and stretch.  And God looked down and saw that it was good.
      
Then God considered the function of bladders and decided seniors would have additional calls of nature requiring more trips to the bathroom, thus providing more exercise.  God looked down and saw that it was good.
      
So if you find as you age, you are getting up and down more, remember it’s God’s will.  It is all in your best interest even though you mutter under your breath.
      
Important Facts To Remember As We Grow Older:
      
No. 9    Death is the number 1 killer in the world.
      
No. 8    Life is sexually transmitted.
      
No. 7    Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
      
No. 6    Men have 2 motivations: hunger and sex, and they can't tell them apart.  If you see a gleam in his eye, make him a sandwich.
      
No. 5    Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day.  Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.
      
No. 4    Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.
      
No. 3    All of us could take a lesson from the weather.  It pays no attention to criticism.
      
No. 2    In the 60's, people took LSD to make the world weird.  Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.
      
No. 1    Life is like a jar of jalapeno peppers.  What you do today may be a burning issue tomorrow.

MONDAY, August 7, 2017

TRUE, TRUE...BUT HOW MUCH RELATED?
Yes, global warming / climate change is occurring.
Yes, human activity is playing a role.
BUT how much of a role?

How much can 21st century humanity change its MO without catastrophic effects from the changes themselves?
And how much of an effect would such changes have on the climate changes we are witnessing and projecting?
I have not seen answers to these questions. They must be answered.

"Don't Start Vast Projects With Half-Vast Ideas".

GS

Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report

SUNDAY, August 6, 2017

RR#1

BEWARE: NATURE IS BEAUTIFUL, AND UNFORGIVING.
See the report: Man Rescued after being stranded near Crown King (Az): www.yahoo.com report.

GS

RR#2

GET USED TO IT, YOU NINNIES, BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICRATS:

Some of President Donald Trump's specific accomplishments in office to date.

Oh, and did I mention the state of the economy?

Prepare your resumes for a bloodletting in November, 2018.

GS

In a Switch, Trump Lauds Jeff Sessions for Leaks Probe

State Dept.: Trump Policies Brought 'Dramatic' Gains Against ISIS

RR#3

COME ON DOWN!

GS

New London Maritime Society

RR#4

THIS I BELIEVE.  CORRECTION: THIS I KNOW FROM YEARS OF OBSERVATION AND COMMENTARY.
Look it up on this website, if you can stand the Truth.

GS

Talk Show Host Dropped A Bombshell About The Secret Force Behind The Plot To Stop Trump

RR#5

CHRISTMAS IN SUMMER, THANKS TO NANCY PELOSI.

GS

Nancy Pelosi Got News That Made Her Blood Turn Cold

RR#6

Something The Media Missed

You're a 19 year old kid.

You're critically wounded and dying in
the jungle somewhere in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam .

It's November 11, 1967. 
LZ (landing zone) X-ray.

Your unit is outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so  intense from 100 yards away, that  your CO (commanding officer) has ordered the MedEvac helicopters to stop coming in.

You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns and you know you're not getting out.

Your family is half way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you'll never see them again.

As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.
Then - over the machine gun noise - you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter.
You look up to see a Huey coming in But.. It doesn't seem real because no MedEvac markings are on it.

Captain Ed Freeman is coming in for you.

He's not MedEvac so it's not his job, but he heard the radio call and decided he's flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire anyway.

Even after the MedEvacs were ordered not to come. He's coming anyway.

And he drops it in and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 3 of you at a time on board.

Then he  flies you up and out through the gunfire to the doctors and nurses and safety.

And, he kept coming back!! 13 more  times!!
Until all  the wounded were out. No one knew until the mission was over that the Captain had been hit 4 times in the legs and left arm.
He took 29 of you and your buddies out that day. Some would not have made it without the Captain and his Huey.


Medal  of Honor Recipient, Captain Ed Freeman,  United States Air Force, died last Wednesday at the age of 70, in Boise , Idaho
 
May God Bless and Rest His Soul.

I bet you didn't hear about this hero's passing,  but we've sure seen a whole bunch about Lindsay Lohan, Tiger Woods and the bickering of congress over Health Reform.
 
Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman
Shame on the American media !!!

RR#7

AFGHANISTAN: 16 YEARS AND COUNTING.

Here are three questions that have never been answered for the public.

1) Why is it in our national interest to be there? I believe that there are valid answers; eg. Russia, Iran, Iraq.

2) Afghanistan will never be won without neutralizing the cross-border participation of Pakistan. Are we willing to undertake that, with its possible implications, including effects on India - Pakistan relationship?

3) Afghanistan will never be held without total and permanent destruction of its opium production - the greatest in the world. Are we willing to do that?

Why do we not hear about answers to these basic questions...including from Senator John McCain?

GS

John McCain Stabbed Trump In The Back With These Jaw Dropping Comments

FRIDAY and SATURDAY, August 4 and 5, 2017

RR#1

IF MR. MUELLER WAS SEEKING THE APPEARANCE AND THE ACTUALITY OF UNBIASED INVESTIGATION...
HE JUST LOST IT.

A shame, and a danger.

GS

Dershowitz: Mueller's DC Grand Jury Might be Bad For Trump

RR#2

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I STAY HOME ON SATURDAY
AND READ THE "REVIEW" SECTION OF  THE WSJ?
I LEARN!
And I learn without the incessant Leftist editorialization that infects all sections of the NYTimes...all the time.
This section by itself is worth the price of admission to a great general newspaper, certainly the new "newspaper of record".
Herewith follow my comments on several offerings from the
Review section for August 5, 2017.
1) "Priest of Nature", by Rob Iliffe. Who knew that the seminal scientist Sir Isaac Newton was fervently religious and was convinced that "humans were made in the image of God and that rational thought could provide insight into the Creator God." Scientists who live long enough and who are honest with themselves will arrive at the same conclusion.
2) "Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary", by Walter Stahl. Although Abraham Lincoln was a hands-on Commander - in - Chief, this was the man who made victory possible, and then who avenged Lincoln's assassination.
3) "Putin's Russia Is Going Global", by Eugene Rumer and Andrew S. Weiss. This should be required reading for anyone who wants to avoid WW IV. Because this is a classic case of America and the West "bringing a knife to a gunfight." Today, Putin (who IS Russia) is winning globally, both directly and through his surrogates, by "exploiting opportunities to undermine and hollow out the U.S. - led international order, with its norms of economic openness, democratic accountability and the rule of law." The end - game in such a fight is desperation, over-reaction...and WW IV. Better to meet power with comparable power now, by using as much Executive Action as this President will exert in the present - and wait for "democratic accountability and the rule of law" to catch up. Especially now when America's democratic processes are held hostage by ignorance, hypocrisy, cynical self-service, and just plain cowardice.
"The life you save may be your own".

GS

RR#3

I continue to be a supporter of Pope Francis as the Holy Father.
However, although some of the following may be a bit hyperbolic, I hope that the Pope does not confuse bedrock Christian philosophy with cookie-cutter Socialist politics. That would undermine both his personal and hierarchical standing and also the unity of the Church in very dangerous times.

GS

Pope Francis Attack on America

THURSDAY, August 3, 2017

RR#1

WOW. WHAT A CONCEPT.
CHECK OUT HOW LONG I'VE BEEN SAYING THAT.

GS

The Arctic Could Be the Next South China Sea, Says Coast Guard Commandant

RR#2

WOW! WHO WUDDA THUNK IT? CERTAINLY NOT DELUSIONAL DEMOCRATS.

GS

Nancy Pelosi Just Made A Fool Of Herself, Everyone Is Laughing At What Happened

RR#3

MORE ON "DUNKIRK", THE WHITEWASH.
A week ago, I offered a "non-movie review".
Now comes another commentary which also references that of Dorothy Rabinowitz which I noted.
See '"Dunkirk'  Is Popular But Incomplete Film", by Richard Cohen, in The Day August 2, 2017, Opinion, pA4. In it, the author notes: "Since its July 21 opening, it has taken in over $100 million in North America and been hailed by ecstatic critics everywhere". Not one penny of mine; and no ecstasy here . "It is deaf to history", intentionally omitting all reference to the Germans and to the Churchill leadership.
But who can blame the director for simply wanting to make hundreds of millions of dollars on the vapid and uninformed masses who now populate our society.
And there's more.  The movie could have actually performed a service by informing all of "the rest of the story", that of the "Lancrastria", a Britsh Cunard luxury liner that had been converted to a troop ship and that was attempting to rescue more evacuees from a point 400 miles from Dunkirk. That ship was attacked by German bombers and went down with over 7,000 aboard, more than the combined total lost on the Lusitania and the Titanic.
See: "In Dunkirk's Aftermath, Tragedy, Triumph and Two Chaplains", in National Catholic Register", August 6-19, 2017, pA1.
The dumbing - down of America continues.

GS

These WWII Stories of Heroism Will Make You See Dunkirk in a Whole New Light

RR#4

MORE ABOUT DR. CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER.
My readers (I know you're there) know that I have been often both glowing about and occasionally critical of this fine observer.
On Thursday, August 3 on the Tucker Carlson Fox News report, this trained Psychiatrist exhibited something approaching anxiety - or as much as his personality could muster.  Essentially he stressed
(paraphrasing) "Be Afraid.  Be very afraid". He was referring the the incessant efforts of the Left, and of Establishment types, to run Donald Trump out of office in some way, any way.  And he broadly indicated that such an effort to steal the election from the people could be dangerous.
You're damned right! It could produce a Civil War.
Now that we're clear on that, let's stick with "the Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth"

GS

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, August 1 and 2, 2017

RR#1

THE BAD NEWS ABOUT CONNECTICUT PUBLIC EDUCATION NEVER ENDS.
See the report by J. R. Thomas and J. Kara entitled:
"SAT Shows Large Numbers Of Juniors Unready For College Or Jobs",
in ctmirror.org, August 1, 2017.
OUTRAGEOUS.

GS

SAT shows large numbers of juniors unready for college or jobs

RR#2

LET'S HEAR IT FOR "FAKE NEWS".
Just kidding, folks.
But here is a fascinating story about Elmyr de Hory:
a Very Original Fake.
My sources here are: a) the article on this real "fake" artist in Wikipedia; and b) "F for Fake", a fine documentary film by Orson Welles (1973 or 1974).
As an "executive summary" - and a real question for the ages - I can do no better than to quote directly from the Wikipedia article:
"In Welles film, de Hory questioned what it was that made his forgeries inferior to the actual paintings created by the artists he imitated, particularly since they had fooled so many experts, and were always appreciated when it was believed that they were genuine. In 'F for Fake', Welles also poses questions about the nature of the creative process, how trickery, illusion and duplicity often prevail in the art world, and thus, in some respects, downplays the culpability of the art forger de Hory and outliers like him."
In any case: A Very Original Fake.

GS

RR#3

REGARDING ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI:
The Rest of the Story...for now.
A Human story, not a "gotcha " story.

GS

Why The Mooch Lost His Cool

RR#4

GOOD IDEA.
And don't stop tweeting the good stuff

GS

Trump Launches 'Real News' Program on Facebook Hosted by Daughter-in-Law



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