Thursday, January 30, 2014

Amazing Statistics Courtesy of the Motley Fool

I recently talked to a doctor who retired after a 30-year career. I asked him how much medicine had changed during the three decades he practiced. "Oh, tremendously," he said. He listed off a dozen examples. Deaths from heart disease and stroke are way down. Cancer survival rates are way up. We're better at diagnosing, treating, preventing, and curing disease than ever before.
Consider this: In 1900, 1% of American women giving birth died in labor. Today, the five-year mortality rate for localized breast cancer is 1.2%. Being pregnant 100 years ago was almost as dangerous as having breast cancer is today.
The problem, the doctor said, is that these advances happen slowly over time, so you probably don't hear about them. If cancer survival rates improve, say, 1% per year, any given year's progress looks low, but over three decades, extraordinary progress is made.
Compare health-care improvements with the stuff that gets talked about in the news -- NBC anchor Andrea Mitchell interrupted a Congresswoman last week to announce Justin Bieber's arrest -- and you can understand why Americans aren't optimistic about the country's direction. We ignore the really important news because it happens slowly, but we obsess over trivial news because it happens all day long.
Expanding on my belief that everything is amazing and nobody is happy, here are 50 facts that show we're actually living through the greatest period in world history.
1. U.S. life expectancy at birth was 39 years in 1800, 49 years in 1900, 68 years in 1950, and 79 years today. The average newborn today can expect to live an entire generation longer than his great-grandparents could.
2. A flu pandemic in 1918 infected 500 million people and killed as many as 100 million. In his book The Great Influenza, John Barry describes the illness as if "someone were hammering a wedge into your skull just behind the eyes, and body aches so intense they felt like bones breaking." Today, you can go to Safeway and get a flu shot. It costs 15 bucks. You might feel a little poke.
3. In 1950, 23 people per 100,000 Americans died each year in traffic accidents, according to the Census Bureau. That fell to 11 per 100,000 by 2009. If the traffic mortality rate had not declined, 37,800 more Americans would have died last year than actually did. In the time it will take you to read this article, one American is alive who would have died in a car accident 60 years ago.
4. In 1949, Popular Mechanics magazine made the bold prediction that someday a computer could weigh less than 1 ton. I wrote this sentence on an iPad that weighs 0.73 pounds.
5. The average American now retires at age 62. One hundred years ago, the average American died at age 51. Enjoy your golden years -- your ancestors didn't get any of them.
6. In his 1770s book The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith wrote: "It is not uncommon in the highlands of Scotland for a mother who has borne 20 children not to have 2 alive." Infant mortality in America has dropped from 58 per 1,000 births in 1933 to less than six per 1,000 births in 2010, according to the World Health Organization. There are about 11,000 births in America each day, so this improvement means more than 200,000 infants now survive each year who wouldn't have 80 years ago. That's like adding a city the size of Boise, Idaho, every year.
7. America averaged 20,919 murders per year in the 1990s, and 16,211 per year in the 2000s, according to the FBI. If the murder rate had not fallen, 47,000 more Americans would have been killed in the last decade than actually were. That's more than the population of Biloxi, Miss.
8. Despite a surge in airline travel, there were half as many fatal plane accidents in 2012 than there were in 1960, according to the Aviation Safety Network.
9. No one has died from a new nuclear weapon attack since 1945. If you went back to 1950 and asked the world's smartest political scientists, they would have told you the odds of seeing that happen would be close to 0%. You don't have to be very imaginative to think that the most important news story of the past 70 years is what didn't happen. Congratulations, world.
10. People worry that the U.S. economy will end up stagnant like Japan's. Next time you hear that, remember that unemployment in Japan hasn't been above 5.6% in the past 25 years, its government corruption ranking has consistently improved, incomes per capita adjusted for purchasing power have grown at a decent rate, and life expectancy has risen by nearly five years. I can think of worse scenarios.
11. Two percent of American homes had electricity in 1900. J.P Morgan (the man) was one of the first to install electricity in his home, and it required a private power plant on his property. Even by 1950, close to 30% of American homes didn't have electricity. It wasn't until the 1970s that virtually all homes were powered. Adjusted for wage growth, electricity cost more than 10 times as much in 1900 as it does today, according to professor Julian Simon.
12. According to the Federal Reserve, the number of lifetime years spent in leisure -- retirement plus time off during your working years -- rose from 11 years in 1870 to 35 years by 1990. Given the rise in life expectancy, it's probably close to 40 years today. Which is amazing: The average American spends nearly half his life in leisure. If you had told this to the average American 100 years ago, that person would have considered you wealthy beyond imagination.
13. We are having a national discussion about whether a $7.25-per-hour minimum wage is too low. But even adjusted for inflation, the minimum wage was less than $4 per hour as recently as the late 1940s. The top 1% have captured most of the wage growth over the past three decades, but nearly everyone has grown richer -- much richer -- during the past seven decades.
14. In 1952, 38,000 people contracted polio in America alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2012, there were fewer than 300 reported cases of polio in the entire world.
15. From 1920 to 1949, an average of 433,000 people died each year globally from "extreme weather events." That figure has plunged to 27,500 per year, according to Indur Goklany of the International Policy Network, largely thanks to "increases in societies' collective adaptive capacities."
16. Worldwide deaths from battle have plunged from 300 per 100,000 people during World War II, to the low teens during the 1970s, to less than 10 in the 1980s, to fewer than one in the 21st century, according to Harvard professor Steven Pinker. "War really is going out of style," he says.
17. Median household income adjusted for inflation was around $25,000 per year during the 1950s. It's nearly double that amount today. We have false nostalgia about the prosperity of the 1950s because our definition of what counts as "middle class" has been inflated -- see the 34% rise in the size of the median American home in just the past 25 years. If you dig into how the average "prosperous" American family lived in the 1950s, I think you'll find a standard of living we'd call "poverty" today.
18. Reported rape per 100,000 Americans dropped from 42.3 in 1991 to 27.5 in 2010, according to the FBI. Robbery has dropped from 272 per 100,000 in 1991 to 119 in 2010. There were nearly 4 million fewer property crimes in 2010 than there were in 1991, which is amazing when you consider the U.S. population grew by 60 million during that period.
19. According to the Census Bureau, only one in 10 American homes had air conditioning in 1960. That rose to 49% in 1973, and 89% today -- the 11% that don't are mostly in cold climates. Simple improvements like this have changed our lives in immeasurable ways.
20. Almost no homes had a refrigerator in 1900, according to Frederick Lewis Allan's The Big Change, let alone a car. Today they sell cars with refrigerators in them.
21. Adjusted for overall inflation, the cost of an average round-trip airline ticket fell 50% from 1978 to 2011, according to Airlines for America.
22. According to the Census Bureau, the average new home now has more bathrooms than occupants.
23. According to the Census Bureau, in 1900 there was one housing unit for every five Americans. Today, there's one for every three. In 1910 the average home had 1.13 occupants per room. By 1997 it was down to 0.42 occupants per room.
24. According to professor Julian Simon, the average American house or apartment is twice as large as the average house or apartment in Japan, and three times larger than the average home or apartment in Russia.
25. Relative to hourly wages, the cost of an average new car has fallen fourfold since 1915, according to professor Julian Simon.
26. Google Maps is free. If you think about this for a few moments, it's really astounding. It's probably the single most useful piece of software ever invented, and it's free for anyone to use.
27. High school graduation rates are at a 40-year high, according to Education Week.
28. The death rate from strokes has declined by 75% since the 1960s, according to the National Institutes of Health. Death from heart attacks has plunged, too: If the heart attack survival had had not declined since the 1960s, the number of Americans dying each year from heart disease would be more than 1 million higher than it currently is.
29. In 1900, African Americans had an illiteracy rate of nearly 45%, according to the Census Bureau. Today, it's statistically close to zero.
30. People talk about how expensive college is today, but a century ago fewer than one in 20 Americans ever stepped foot in a university. College wasn't an option at any price for some minorities because of segregation just six decades ago.
31. The average American work week has declined from 66 hours in 1850, to 51 hours in 1909, to 34.8 today, according to the Federal Reserve. Enjoy your weekend.
32. Incomes have grown so much faster than food prices that the average American household now spends less than half as much of its income on food as it did in the 1950s. Relative to wages, the price of food has declined more than 90% since the 19th century, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
33. As of March 2013, there were 8.99 million millionaire households in the U.S., according to the Spectrum Group. Put them together and they would make the largest city in the country, and the 18th largest city in the world, just behind Tokyo. We talk a lot about wealth concentration in the United States, but it's not just the very top that has done well.
34. More than 40% of adults smoked in 1965, according to the Centers for Disease Control. By 2011, 19% did.
35. In 1900, 44% of all American jobs were in farming. Today, around 2% are. We've become so efficient at the basic need of feeding ourselves that nearly half the population can now work on other stuff.
36. One of the reasons Social Security and Medicare are underfunded is that the average American is living longer than ever before. I think this is literally the best problem to have.
37. In 1940, less than 5% of the adult population held a bachelor's degree or higher. By 2012, more than 30% did, according to the Census Bureau.
38. U.S. oil production in September was the highest it's been since 1989, and growth shows no sign of slowing. We produced 57% more oil in America in September 2013 than we did in September 2007. The International Energy Agency projects that America will be the world's largest oil producer as soon as 2015.
39. The average American car got 13 miles per gallon in 1975, and more than 26 miles per gallon in 2013, according to the Energy Protection Agency. This has an effect identical to cutting the cost of gasoline in half.
40. Annual inflation in the United States hasn't been above 10% since 1981 and has been below 5% in 77% of years over the past seven decades. When you consider all the hatred directed toward the Federal Reserve, this is astounding.
41. The percentage of Americans age 65 and older who live in poverty has dropped from nearly 30% in 1966 to less than 10% by 2010. For the elderly, the war on poverty has pretty much been won.
42. Adjusted for inflation, the average monthly Social Security benefit for retirees has increased from $378 in 1940 to $1,277 by 2010. What used to be a safety net is now a proper pension.
43. If you think Americans aren't prepared for retirement today, you should have seen what it was like a century ago. In 1900, 65% of men over age 65 were still in the labor force. By 2010, that figure was down to 22%. The entire concept of retirement is unique to the past few decades. Half a century ago, most Americans worked until they died.
44. From 1920 to 1980, an average of 395 people per 100,000 died from famine worldwide each decade. During the 2000s, that fell to three per 100,000, according to The Economist.
45. The cost of solar panels has declined by 75% since 2008, according to the Department of Energy. Last I checked, the sun is offering its services for free.
46. As recently as 1950, nearly 40% of American homes didn't have a telephone. Today, there are 500 million Internet-connected devices in America, or enough for 5.7 per household.
47. According to AT&T archives and the Dallas Fed, a three-minute phone call from New York to San Francisco cost $341 in 1915, and $12.66 in 1960, adjusted for inflation. Today, Republic Wireless offers unlimited talk, text, and data for $5 a month.
48. In 1990, the American auto industry produced 7.15 vehicles per auto employee. In 2010 it produced 11.2 vehicles per employee. Manufacturing efficiency has improved dramatically.
49. You need an annual income of $34,000 a year to be in the richest 1% of the world, according to World Bank economist Branko Milanovic's 2010 book The Haves and the Have-Nots. To be in the top half of the globe you need to earn just $1,225 a year. For the top 20%, it's $5,000 per year. Enter the top 10% with $12,000 a year. To be included in the top 0.1% requires an annual income of $70,000. America's poorest are some of the world's richest.
50. Only 4% of humans get to live in America. Odds are you're one of them. We've got it made. Be thankful.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

$10.10 Per Hour Minimum Wage Will Be Pushed Hard Tonight By the Man in the Empty Suit

This is Obama, the Democrats and Unions admission that the large public schools are mostly failures. Youth will intrepret this high minimum wage as an admission they do not have to study, just slide through all 12 grades if they can. If not, they will believe that they are entitled to $10 plus an hour whether they have any skills at all. Let alone no work ethic, learn to sue if fired for any reason, no integrity, little discipline and social agencies to feed and cloth them.

Expect the poverty level household earnings to be raised so that many of them will also be able to collect welfare such as food stamps, often sold for non-necessities such as illegal drugs, prescription or otherwise.Along the Gulf Coast in Florida, blue pain pills go for a fixed price of $30 a pill. Less powerful pain pills go for $7 and up each. You only need a "street smarts" education to peddle what ever one can get their hands on; cheating and theft, which is rampant despite claims of the cities to the contrary.

Back to the minimum wage huge boost. The Republicans must oppose as the raise will in no way boost business unless it is in sales of alcohol, tobacco, tattoo sales, etc,.none of which add to the overall well-being of this nation. Nor will it boost new hires as businesses do not succeed by hiring losers as I well know as I owned my successful business for 28 years and as of this date, one month short of 50 years, the business I started still bears my name.

Neither will it help those businesses, the majority of which say lack of potential new hire skills, belligerent public unions, weak public body boards and a basic lack of knowledge of what is happening in this world, plus a school system hampered in most every way by government attempt at oversight and governmental interference.

Add in the lack of a work ethic, integrity, lack of discipline and unions to protect even the worst employees.

After Obama's bragging tonight about all the great things he has accomplished, mostly phantom, I'm sure Republican Rand Paul will call attention to the fact that most of the myriad of promises Obama, the talking head, made last year, have to date been unfilled.

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Empty Suit With a Tallking Head Will Speak and Then Rand Paul Will State the FACTS Tomorrow Evening.


                    Please listen to both.  Merle

 I'm writing to provide you with advance notice that I will be delivering my response to President Obama's State of the Union address tomorrow night.

You can check out my response via email and it will be posted on my Facebook page.

President Obama and his aides have been issuing threats that he will use a "pen and a phone" to end-run Congress and impose his disastrous policies by executive fiat.

The President is not a king.

He can't write legislation.

He can’t amend legislation.

And he can't initiate war.

President Obama is threatening to override Congress to dump new gun control, immigration reform that doesn't secure our borders, so-called "climate change" policies and raise the minimum wage on America.

This is the type of arrogance that led President Obama and the Democrats to ram ObamaCare through Congress despite massive public opposition.

It's time to stand up to President Obama and declare "enough is enough!"

So I hope you'll watch my response to President Obama's State of the Union speech tomorrow night and share the video with your friends and family.

In Liberty,

sig

Senator Rand Paul

P.S.  I need your help to continue to lead the fight in the Senate against President Obama's big government agenda.  Please chip in a contribution so I can continue to mobilize grassroots Americans to rally around our conservative values.


                                         

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Comment Signing Yourself as Anonymous? Most Likely Your Comment Will Not be Published

I posted this message many times. All anonymous either have a strong dislike of me but won't say who they are. If there is  no way to trace a comment, it will not be posted. Most anonymous think I am wrong about Obama. Never have I been so right.They accuse me of not checking out my sources but swallow Obama's lies like chocolate and vanilla ice cream,.

Read Peggy Noonan's column in today's WSJ. She articulates much better than I. Of course, she gets paid and has a hundred times more sources to use to write plus she is a superior writer. If you are a thorough reader of the Wall Street Journal, the National Review, the Economist, Judicial Watch and anything that exposes big labor and other somewhat similar journals (If you live in Illinois, you should read and support the Illinois Policy Institute, a must read) you really don't need to read me except the skull-drugery going on in Peoria..

This summer I will tell you more about the behind the scences dealing on the new sport complex proposed out north of Grand Praire. I blogged on part of this before but that was about 8 years ago.

And yes, more on the Stowell boys, Jerry and Jimmy and their role in bringing me grief on a false effort by the Sarasota and State governemental bodies to enrich their sadly sagging purses.

Later. because the law, when wrong, tends to drag out efforts to expose the facts.

I took no journalism classes and I know it shows. No need to remind me. However, all the journalism classes in the world would not help me better understand the hollowness of this charismatic demagogue who has occupied, without qualifications, the highest office in the U.S.A, for 5 miserable years with 3 more, maybe even 7 more, to help destroy this country, far more than the damage done under LBJ with his failed war on poverty and his handling of the Vietnam War which cost more American lives and ruined more lives, that the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.

So far.

Now that Obama and his ilk have mishandled every foreign crisis, they are still blaming George for most of Obama's failures; George, the younger, who I admit, was a man with few qualifications to be president but then he appeared to be the best of two poor choices. I held my nose when I cast my vote for him.  Not so when I voted for Romney.

So sad for most common sense thinking voters who appear to be in a lessening supply. And, no,  I seldom listem to Rush, even though he is more right than wrong but O'Reilly and Kelly better suit my listening and watching needs.



How Can Governmenrt Say They Treat People Fairly? Read This

  
Subject:  What a shame!!!!!
 
YOU READ AND FORWARD ONLY 1 E-MAIL, MAKE IT THIS ONE
 

Love him or loathe him, he nailed this one right on the head..........

By Rush Limbaugh:
 
I think the vast differences in compensation between victims of the September 11 casualty and those who die serving our country in Uniform are profound. No one is really talking about it either, because you just don't criticize anything having to do with September 11. Well, I can't let the numbers pass by
because it says something really disturbing about the entitlement mentality of
this country. If you lost a family member in the September 11 attack, you're
going to get an average of $1,185,000. The range is a minimum guarantee of
$250,000, all the way up to $4.7 million..
If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier killed in action,
the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is taxable.
 
Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are the surviving spouse, you get
$833 a month until you remarry. And there's a payment of $211 per month for each child under 18. When the child hits 18, those payments come to a
screeching halt.
 
Keep in mind that some of the people who are getting an average of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining
that it's not enough
. Their deaths were tragic, but for most, they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Soldiers put themselves in harm’s way FOR ALL OF US, and they and their families know the dangers.. (Actually, soldiers are put in harm’s way by politicians and commanding
officers.)
 
We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from the Oklahoma City bombing have
started an organization asking for the same deal that the September 11 families
are getting. In addition to that, some of the families of those bombed in the
embassies are now asking for compensation as well.
 
You see where this is going, don't you? Folks, this is part and parcel of over 50 years of entitlement politics in this country. It's just really sad. Every time a pay raise comes up for the military, they usually receive next to
nothing of a raise. Now the green machine is in combat in the Middle East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live in low-rent housing
Make sense?
 
However, our own US Congress voted themselves a raise. Many of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month. And most are now equal to being millionaires plus. They do not receive Social Security on retirement because they didn't have to pay into the system. If some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out as an
E-7, they may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people who
placed them in harm's way receives a pension of $15,000 per month.
 
I would like to see our elected officials pick up a weapon and join ranks before they start cutting out benefits and lowering pay for our sons and daughters who are now fighting.

"When do we finally do something about this?" If this doesn't seem fair to you, it is time to forward this to as many people as you can.
 
Sent to me by a friend. If Limbaugh didn't say this many thousands others have told this sad story.  Merle
 
How many people
CAN YOU
send this to?
 
****************************How many
WILL YOU???
 
Home of the free, because of the brave.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Peaceful Islam? Sure, and So Was Hitler

Forwarded to me by a friend.
 
Merle
 
"Peace-loving" Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late. 

 
A German's View on Islam"
-Excerpt below-

 
This is very interesting in light of the identification of  two young Muslims as the perpetrators of the latest Boston Massacre  and with plans to do the same at Times Square, New York City …..and the bombing at the scene of the Russian Olympics.

 
This excerpt of a “A German's  View on Islam” -- is well worth reading.

 
This is by far one of the best explanation s of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. The author's references to past history are accurate and clear.  It's not a lengthy read, it's easy to understand, and it's well worth your time . The author of this email is an unkown person considered to be of German ancestory. However, this commentary is historically proven true.

 
A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When he was asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

 
'Very few people were true Nazis,' he said, 'but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the  Allies destroyed my factories.'

 
We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace.

 
Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

 
The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically  slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave.
 
It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honour-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

 
The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the 'silent majority,' is cowed and  extraneous. Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people..

 
The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?

 
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and  uncomplicated of points:

 
Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

 
Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

 
Now Islamic prayers have been introduced into Toronto and other public schools in Ontario, and, yes, in Ottawa too  while the Lord's Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?) . The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.

 
In Australia, and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food items in your local supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem, just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding within the nation’s shores.

 
In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of  “no-go” zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.

 
As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts - - the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

 
Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand.   So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world-wide, read this and think about it, and they also continue to send it on - - before it's too late.

 
Please don't be among those who "remain silent". 
 
 




Obama - Liar, Corrupt, Self-Proclaimed God and an Islam Who Will Destroy This Great Country



To: Merle
 
It has always been obvious, but now becoming more obvious to those of us not under the spell of his fading charisma and demagoguery, that most Democrats, most blacks, some Republicans and just plain greedy people, private sector not excluded, most union leaders and with the help of other ignorant and  corrupt people, he may succeed before 2016. If not, he like FDR, will find a reason to declare such an emergency that permits him to run for a third term.
 
God help us all. Even the ignorant and greedy.
 
Merle
 

Subject: "Bet I only get three back" (Christians)
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:35:54 +0000
When we get 100,000,000, that's one hundred million willing Christians to BOND together, voice their concerns and vote, we can take back America with God's help, Become one of the One hundred million, then let's get 200 million. It can be done by sending this email to your friends. Do the math. It only takes a willing heart and a fed up soul. God Bless America and Shine your light on Her..
In
1892
The Supreme Court determined and declared the United States was indeed a
Christian Nation
In
1952

President Truman
established one day a year as a

"
National Day of Prayer."
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In
1988

President Reagan
designated the
First Thursday in May of each year as

the National
Day of Prayer.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
In June
2007

(then)
Presidential
Candidate Barack Obama

declared that the USA
"Was no longer a
Christian nation."

---------------------------------------------------------------
 
This year
President Obama

canceled the
21st annual National Day
of Prayer ceremony

at the White
House under the ruse
Of "not wanting to offend anyone"
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BUT... on September 25, 2009
from 4 AM until 7 PM,

a National Day of Prayer
FOR THE MUSLIM RELIGION
was Held on Capitol Hill,
Beside the White House.

There were over 50,000 Muslims
in D.C. that day.

HE PRAYS WITH THE MUSLIMS!
I guess it Doesn't matter
if
"Christians"
Are offended by this event -
We obviously
Don 't count as
"anyone" Anymore.
The direction this country is headed
should strike fear in the heart of every Christian,
especially knowing that the
Muslim religion believes that if Christians cannot be
converted, they should be annihilated.
This is not a Rumor -
Go to the website
To confirm this info:

Send this to ten people
and
the person who
sent it to you!...
to let them know that
indeed, it was sent
out to many more

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Florida - 2nd Among the 50 States in Job Growth

Where does Illinois rank? Florida is a Right-toWork state.

Hmmm.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Benghazi Killings Were Found to be Avoidable

Commissions were formed, millions were spent to find these Obama Administration killings to be avoidable. So sad. Millions of us thinking people knew that within the first few hours. Now that the killings were found by commissions to have been avoidable, what will our fearless leader do?

Guess what? He will sit on his thumb as ususal.

Corey Knowlton's Rhino Hunt

Corey, if you need another bodyguard, I'm available. I've always know that there are a lot of nuts running loose all over the world. Concealed carry nationwide can't come too soon for all who qualify. And those qualifications must be reasonable.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Putin,You Really Didn't Make This Factual Statement, Did You???

 
Forwarded to me by a friend.  Merle 
"Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board and then struts around like it won the game." …
 
Vladimir Putin-2013

The Old America is Gone or Leaving Fast

 
True Conservatives will read this and weep. Yet there is much we can do before any next election. Get out the vote of common sense people though it appears we have less of those every year as so many ultra-liberal colleges turn out ultra-liberal graduates.
 
Merle
 
A very well written and reasoned piece—and I am afraid prophetic  and probably will come true.
 
 
 
This is excellent, but is a sad place to be. Please Read to the end.
We Are Not Coming Back
Please take a moment to digest this provocative article by a Jewish Rabbifrom Teaneck , N.J. 
It is far and away the most succinct and thoughtful explanation of how our nation is changing. The article appeared in The Israel National News, and is directed to Jewish readership. 70% of American Jews vote as Democrats. The Rabbi has some interesting comments in that regard.

Rabbi Steven Pruzansky is the spiritual leader of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, New Jersey
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"The most charitable way of explaining the election results of 2012 is that Americans voted for the status quo - for the incumbent President and for a divided Congress. They must enjoy gridlock, partisanship, incompetence, economic stagnation and avoidance of responsibility. And fewer people voted.

But as we awake from the nightmare, it is important to eschew the facile explanations for the Romney defeat that will prevail among the chattering classes. Romney did not lose because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy that devastated this area, nor did he lose because he ran a poor campaign, nor did he lose because the Republicans could have chosen better candidates, nor did he lose because Obama benefited from a slight uptick in the economy due to the business cycle.

Romney lost because he didn't get enough votes to win.

That might seem obvious, but not for the obvious reasons. Romney lost because the conservative virtues - the traditional American virtues – of 
liberty, hard work, free enterprise, private initiative and aspirations to moral greatness - no longer inspire or animate a majority of the electorate.

The simplest reason why Romney lost was because it is impossible to compete against free stuff.

Every businessman knows this; that is why the "loss leader" or the giveaway is such a powerful marketing tool. Obama's America is one in which free stuff is given away: the adults among the47,000,000 on food stamps clearly recognized for whom they should vote, and so they did, by the tens of millions; those who - courtesy of Obama - receive two full years of unemployment benefits (which, of course, both disincentivizes looking for work and also motivates people to work off the books while collecting their windfall) surely know for whom to vote. The lure of free stuff is irresistible.

The defining moment of the whole campaign was the revelation of the secretly-recorded video in which Romney acknowledged the difficulty of winning an election in which "47% of the people" start off against him because they pay no taxes and just receive money - "free stuff" - from the government.

Almost half of the population has no skin in the game - they don't care about high taxes, promoting business, or creating jobs, nor do they care that the money for their free stuff is being borrowed from their children
and from the Chinese.

They just want the free stuff that comes their way at someone else's expense. In the end, that 47% leaves very little margin for error for any Republican, and does not bode well for the future.

It is impossible to imagine a conservative candidate winning against such overwhelming odds. People do vote their pocketbooks. In essence, the people vote for a Congress who will not raise their taxes, and for a President who will give them free stuff, never mind who has to pay for it.

That engenders the second reason why Romney lost: the inescapable conclusion that the electorate is ignorant and uninformed. Indeed, it does not pay to be an informed voter, because most other voters - the clear majority – are unintelligent and easily swayed by emotion and raw populism. That is the indelicate way of saying that too many people vote with their hearts and not their heads. That is why Obama did not have to produce a second term agenda, or even defend his first-term record. He needed only to portray Mitt Romney as a rapacious capitalist who throws elderly women over a cliff, when he is not just snatching away their cancer medication, while starving the poor and cutting taxes for the rich.

During his 1956 presidential campaign, a woman called out to Adlai Stevenson: "Senator, you have the vote of every thinking person!" Stevenson called back: "That's not enough, madam, we need a majority!"
Truer words were never spoken.

Obama could get away with saying that "Romney wants the rich to play by a different set of rules" - without ever defining what those different rules were; with saying that the "rich should pay their fair share" - without ever defining what a "fair share" is; with saying that Romney wants the poor, elderly and sick to "fend for themselves" - without even acknowledging that all these government programs are going bankrupt, their current insolvency only papered over by deficit spending.

Similarly, Obama (or his surrogates) could hint to blacks that a Romney victory would lead them back into chains and proclaim to women that their abortions and birth control would be taken away. He could appeal to Hispanics that Romney would have them all arrested and shipped to Mexico and unabashedly state that he will not enforce the current immigration laws. He could espouse the furtherance of the incestuous relationship between governments and unions - in which politicians ply the unions with public money, in exchange for which the unions provide the politicians with votes, in exchange for which the politicians provide more money and the unions provide more votes, etc., even though the money is gone.

Obama also knows that the electorate has changed -that whites will soon be a minority in America(they're already a minority in California) and that the new immigrants to the US are primarily from the Third World and do not share the traditional American values that attracted immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is a different world, and a different America . Obama is part of that different America , knows it, and knows how to tap into it. That is why he won.

Obama also proved again that negative advertising works, invective sells, and harsh personal attacks succeed. That Romney never engaged in such diatribes points to his essential goodness as a person; his "negative ads" were simple facts, never personal abuse - facts about high unemployment,
lower take-home pay, a loss of American power and prestige abroad, a lack of leadership, etc. As a politician, though, Romney failed because he did not embrace the devil's bargain of making unsustainable promises.

It turned out that it was not possible for Romney and Ryan - people of substance, depth and ideas - to compete with the shallow populism and platitudes of their opponents. Obama mastered the politics of envy – of class warfare - never reaching out to Americans as such but to individual groups, and cobbling together a winning majority from these minority groups. If an Obama could not be defeated - with his record and his vision of America , in which free stuff seduces voters - it is hard to envision any change in the future.

The road to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and to a European-socialist economy - those very economies that are collapsing today in Europe - is paved.

For Jews, mostly assimilated anyway and staunch Democrats, the results demonstrate again that liberalism is their Torah. Almost 70% voted for a
president widely perceived by Israelis and most committed Jews as hostile to Israel . They voted to secure Obama's future at America 's expense and at Israel 's expense - in effect, preferring Obama to Netanyahu by a wide margin.

A dangerous time is ahead. Under present circumstances, it is inconceivable that the US will take any aggressive action against Iran and will more
likely thwart any Israeli initiative. The US will preach the importance of negotiations up until the production of the first Iranian nuclear weapon - and then state that the world must learn to live with this new reality.

But this election should be a wake-up call to Jews. There is no permanent empire, nor is there an enduring haven for Jews anywhere in the exile. The American empire began to decline in 2007, and the deterioration has been exacerbated in the last five years. This election only hastens that decline.
Society is permeated with sloth, greed, envy and materialistic excess. It has lost its moorings and its moral foundations.. The takers outnumber the givers, and that will only increase in years to come.

The "Occupy" riots across this country in the last two years were mere dress rehearsals for what lies ahead - years of unrest sparked by the increasing discontent of the unsuccessful who want to seize the fruits and the bounty of the successful, and do not appreciate the slow pace of redistribution.

If this election proves one thing, it is that the Old America is gone. And, sad for the world, it is not coming back."
-- The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.