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Monday, June 23, 2014

Numerology Class

<u>  CONFIDENCE AT HISTORIC LOWS </u> 


who Do you Trust?

74% U.S. military
45% religion
30% Supreme Court 
26% public school 
22% newspapers 
18% TV News
_7% Congress

Gallop
5-8june2014
1027 adults
+/- 4% MOE



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The TRUTH about CLINTONS finances

$9.1 Million
Amount President Clinton made 59 speeches given after he left the White House in 2001
(West Chester in Washington DC text records)

$$$$$$$$$$$

2012
President Clinton made nearly $17 million giving 73 speeches

$$$$$$$$$

HILLARY
since leaving State Department has made approximately $5 million on speeches and appearances

$$$$$$$$$$

HOMES
paid $1.7 million for suburban New York home

Paid $2.85 million for Washington DC home

$$$$$$$$$$$

Remember she said <b> "we were dirt poor" </b> when we left office

Can I be that dirt poor ....... PLEASE???

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Straight From The Horses Mouth

<blockquote>"Rarely has a U.S. President been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.  Too many times to count, Mr. Obama has told us he is "ending" the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - as though wishing made it so.  His rhetoric has now come crossing into reality.  Watching the black-clad ISIS jihadists take territories once secured by American blood is final proof, if any were needed, that Americas enemies are not "decimated".  They are emboldened and on the march." 
Op-Ed
Wall Street Journal
Dick Cheney, Fmr. vice-President, United States of America

Yup ... Bush is being VERY polite and not saying a word against the current President while he's still in office ... Not even during the 6 years of "It's Bush's Fault" coming from the White House, he still will be the bigger man and say NOTHING.

He is a bigger man than Jimmy Carter ... A bigger man than Bill Clinton!

The job of the Vice-President, the VP candidate, the FORMER VP is to do the critiquing, the criticizing ... So whatever else you might think of the former President and Vice-President, you have to admit -- they are a CLASS ACT!

When things went wrong in New Orleans after Katrina, did Bush sit there and go "well the FEMA chief is going to fix this so m not going to accept his resignation" or "well the issues aren't really at the top, so we will have to figure out who's really at fault here" or even "it's Clinton's fault"????

No ... FEMA chief got CANNED/RESIGNED ... Sure things weren't great, but at least he TRIED to make it right ... It wasn't his fault that there were so many questionable people down there ... It wasn't his fault that the MAYOR (D) of New Orleans said they had nothing to worry about ... It wasn't his fault tht the FLOODS which is actually what did the damage caused the levies to break through - that was an engineering error that was "standard" for the time ...

You've got to watch Emgineering Disasters on the History Channel to understand this, I guess.

Any how ... I've also seen quotes being attributed to Cheney that I simply did not see being presented in this quote ...

I do not see Cheney actually saying "Obama is ushering US advisories into power" .... Nor do I see where he said "only a fool would cede US policy in Iraq to Iran"

Perhaps it's in part I did not see on tv ... I do not get the Wall Street Journal myself - so I admit that there is likely lots more which was printed that simply did not make it to the airwaves.

Still ...CLASS ACT!!! 

I'm guessing, we won't be seeing this from the Obama administration when they leave office unless a democrat gets in there ... But a republican?  I expect a lot of mud slinging going on from the Left.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bad Dog!

We had to put our dog down last year because she was getting too overly protective ... She began to charge at people who she didn't know very well -- a very bad trait in Newfs ... Only one way to see what was going on and that meant putting her down.  Brain exam showed no rabies ... So I supposed that was good, but really sad.

Any how -- this leads to the release of a new report by the Post Office workers Union about the top "25" cities for bites ... But it's really disceptice because there lots of ties between cities but they counted them as just one city ... In reality there are <b><u><i> 38 cities listed:</b></u></i>

1. Houston (63)

2. Los Angeles (61)

3. Cleveland (58)

4. San Diego (53)

5. Chicago (47)

6. Baltimore (46)

7. Dallas (45)

8. Denver (41)

9. Columbus (39)

10. Kansas City (33)

11. Minneapolis and Phoenix (32)  {numbers 11&12}

12. Portland (31)

13. Sacramento (30)

14. Indianapolis (29)

15. Philadelphia, Seattle, St. Louis (28) {#16 - 18}

16. Cincinnati, Fort Worth, San Jose (26) {#19 - 21}

17. Charlotte (25)

18. Miami (23)

19. Fresno, Long Beach, Oakland, San Antonio, Wichita (22) {#24 - 28}

20. Detroit (21)

21. Jacksonville, Oklahoma City, San Francisco, Tulsa (20) {#30 - 33}

22. Memphis (19)

23. Brooklyn, Rochester (18) {#35 & 36}

24. Washington D.C. (17)

25. Pittsburgh (16)

You'll notice that these are all larger cities ... I'm wondering if they went by the first three digits of the zip codes to make these cities.

This would skew the results .

For instance: 554xx is considered Minneapolis or a Minneapolis suburb ... 

This includes such mini-cities as Columbia Heights, Fridley, Bloomington, etc

St. Paul has 551xx ... This also includes the surrounding cities of South St. Paul. north St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Eagan, Inver Hills, West St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Lilydale, Etc.

These are not neighborhoods, these are actual state recognized names of cities ... and most people don't even realize how bad it is ...

Until you move into a small town like we did and find there are several other towns in you zip code prefix that have the same name as your street.  That was fun to learn that there's a third city with our address ... Thank you DHL for the miss delivery.

Anyhow --

I'm wondering if that could acct for so many ties in this listing.

But I'm wondering what idiot called it a Top 25 CITY list, when it's really a Top 38 city list???

Oh wait ...

It's a federal job ... No one seems to know what they're doing there.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Numerology Class

The Numbers Game ... That is what Washington DC plays when it wants to put itself into the best light ...

Take for instance the new Unemployment number

<b> 6.3% </b>
Down from 6.7%

Added 288,000 jobs in April

But HOW did the number go down? That's the big question ... 

This is what you are NOT being told;

806,00p people who STOPPED looking for work
62.8% labor force participation
Down 0.4%

This means:
NOT EVEN <u><b>2/3 of QUALIFIED labor is looking for work </u><b/>

Raigsing minimum wage will NOT fix this ...

Long Term Unemployed (people out of work over 6 month) went down to 2787,000
 " " ___" " ____" "  " ____ fell by 908,000 compared to one year ago
BUT still <u><b> 8.5 MILLION people </b> </u> People are LONG TERM Unemployed!!!

By group:
Adult Men 5.9%
Adult Women 5.7%
Teenagers 19%

Whites 5.3%
Hispanics 7.3%
Blacks 11.6%

They keep playing with these numbers ... But really anything they do will more than likely increase UNION jobs, not jobs anyone could do ...

Even if the Pipeline goes in, that will benefit UNION workers the most ...

Wow

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Economics 101

What impact does renewable fuel, such as bio-fuel/ethanol, have on the US economy?

$184.5 Billion of economic output {I suppose this means people pay that much for fuel}

852,000 jobs are created

$46.2 Billion in wages
$14.5 Billion of taxes as well

845 facilities in 50 states
(So about 1000 employees per facility)

Interesting numbers .... Only 1000 employees per plant? Interesting, I thought there'd be a lot more ... That number includes ALL employees too not just those working the tanks

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Media Shifts

New York Times
22April2012
<blockquote>"A common thread running through stories of the </u> enrolled is cost.  Many people either do not qualify for federal subsidies or believe that the assistance is not enough to make insurance affordable to be sure, some of those who choos not to sign up we're motivated by ideLogical reasons ... But a NewYorkTimes/CBS News poll of uninsured people in December found that of those who did not plan to get coverage, half said that cost was the main reason" </blockquote> 

Numerology Class

Fox News Polls
(I know, they AE skewed but then so are the ones from all the other places too)

<b><u>HEALTH CARE LAW </b></u> 
_Apr.____Mar.___NOW
2012___23-24__
40%____40%____39%_____Favor
53%____56%____56%_____Opposed
Registered voters
MOE +/- 3%
April 13-15


<b><u>CONFIDENT PEOPLE WHO SIGN UP FOR OBAMACARE WILL PAY FOR IT</b></u> 
21%  Very
30% Somewhat
23% Not Very
21% Not At All
Registered voters
MOE +/- 3%
April 13-15

<b><u>20 YEARS FROM NOW, OBAMACARE MORE LIKELY TO BE VIEWED AS BARACK OBAMA's: </b></u> 
51% Worst Accomplishment
37% Best Accomplishment
Registered Viters
MOE +/- 3%
Apr 13-15

<i>{OBSERVATION: in 20 years people will assume that it is a Right not an accomplishment, the same way the kids today think having cable & internet is a right and it's awful that the have to pay for it - this question is pointless if you ask me}</i> 



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Numerology Class

It's been a while but here are some numbers about Taxes that I thought I'd share

<b><u>WHAT BOTHERS YOU ABOUT PAYING TAXES? </b></u> 

35% Way Gov. Spends Our Taxes
28% Rich Not Paying Enough
14% Too Many Don't Have To Pay
11% Complexity of System & Forms
09% Amount You Pay

23-25 March2014
Registered voters
MOE +/- 3%
Fox News Poll

<i>Personally I take exception to having to pay even more taxes after paying all year because apparently THEY made a mistake in how much they were supposed to take out. 
And I hate paying taxes on the Previous years REFUND since it should never have been collected in the first place, so that is NOT income from THIS year, that should be TAX FREE</i> 

Tax Day = April 15
Tax Freedom Day = 21Apriil2014 {the date when America as a whole will pay off their total tax bill for the year, individual dates vary from Jan1st (those who pay nothing) to mid-June (for those who make the most money)}
This date is later than what the nation as a whole needs to work to cover the bills for Food, Clothing, and Shelter COMBINED .... according to some independent tax firm (don't recall the name off hand)

2014 Total Tax Bill
$4.5 Trillion
$1.4 Trillion in individual income taxes

Projected Deficit
$500 Billion

2014 interest payments on past deficits
$227 Billion

20 Tax Increases = $409 Billion over 10 year (due to Obamacare)

Medicare Tax Increase = 0.9% for individuals earning MORE THAN $200,000 or Married Couples earning MORE THAN $250,000

Net Investment Income Tax = 3.8% tax applies to individuals! TRUSTS, and ESTATES with investments over $200,000 or $250,000 for joint filers {so much for that retirement fund guys}

Itemized Deductions = INCREASED from 7.5% to 10% of Adjusted Income for MEDICAL EXPENSES on your GROSS income {like when our 14yr old son had to have his eye surgeries for detached retina ... We had a horrid deductable that year, so the reimbursement was very nice}

Total tax creases to pay for ACA? TWICE what they said before they passed it

Tax Burden Break Down
Under $15,000 = Less than $60
$50,000 - $100,000 = $6,000
$200,000 - $250,000 = $38,000
<i>WTH? Why such the huge shift? Maybe it's just because we keep getting closer to that $200,000 level ... Okay we are quite the way off but it's nice to dream</i> 

But $38,000 is an awful lot ... That's like over 2 MONTHS worth of GROSS income

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