“Tons” of illegals reported voting in Texas

You will definitely want to check this out —– ( RIGHT ABOUT HERE).

I always thought that only legitimate citizens of The United States were allowed to vote.

I wonder how many illegal votes it would take to sway the outcome of an election?

Did somebody say our election system is broken?

Climate Change Or Not?

Climate change (a.k.a. “Global Warming) is that nightmarish bugaboo that gets bandied about by both political parties in The United States and a lot of other interests connected to the Industrial/Military Complex in The U.S., and is a subject that has been in and out of the news cycle for many years now.

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One group argues that the evidence that climate change is destroying the planet is overwhelming and the other group (The group that opposes the notion of climate change’s effects on the planet) disagree.

The “Pro Climate Change” groups says that their evidence is “Overwhelming” and the “Anti-Climate Change” group says that their ideas are based on the conclusions of One Thousand scientists.

This is interesting to me because, according to some authoritative reports, there are Sixteen-Thousand scientists concerned with the Earth who have come forth with a conclusion that the high tides recently being noted in the news (The ones associated with hurricanes especially) are associated with a change in the climate and these scientists are from a collaborative evidential conclusion that represents the efforts arising from at least 184 different countries on the planet.

https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/14/health/scientists-warn-humanity/index.html

The Anti-Climate Change group points out that there have been 11,944 peer-reviewed studies concluding that 66.4% of those studies had no conclusions at all about anthropogenic global warming which seems like a lot of science-related gibberish to me because studies that have reached no conclusions do not amount to evidence of anything in my viewpoint except the undeniable fact that somebody, somewhere has done some kind of studies that reached no conclusions at all about the subject in question. (Climate Change).

The website entitled, “Skeptical Science” has some interesting “Takes” on the Climate Change argument and I believe it is well worth looking at: —- ( RIGHT HERE).

One other study claims that 97% of all scientists with interest in how the Earth works agree that human beings are, indeed, responsible for the shifts being observed in the climate and for the resultant increase in natural disasters such as floods, fires and hurricanes.

Is there anyway that humanity can reverse the effects of climate change or have we gone too far? —- ( CHECK THIS OUT)

What do I think?

I think that greed mongers whose income and bottom lines are associated with high emissions of the kinds of carbon that are thought to cause climate change will never agree to spend the enormous amounts of money and time it would take to try to change the course of Nature and, in fact, would sacrifice their entire existence for the sake of the Almighty Dollar, Yen, Drachma, Peso or what have you!

I believe that stubborn lawmakers and political leaders will still be arguing about Climate Change’s negative effects and potentially disastrous consequences until the very minute that all of them disappear beneath the waves of a super tidal event one of these days probably not too far off in the future.

One interesting thing I have noticed is that none of the people I know seem to be the least bit concerned about whether climate change is a problem or not. To my way of thinking this is evidence enough that somebody with the resources to put out information has done a great job in diverting the Public’s attention away from something that may have the potential for destroying them all.

I have to admit that I was somewhat entranced this morning when I read a fellow blogger’s take on the Climate Change issue —- ( RIGHT ABOUT HERE.)

 

Telephone Scams

Remember these tips to avoid being a victim of a telephone scam:

How to Protect Yourself

ARTICLE VIA: https://www.usa.gov/telemarketing#item-37207

I am including this information on the blog this morning because I want my blog to be of use and service as well as to be curious and entertaining.

The telephone is a useful thing but mine has been driving me nuts lately with unsolicited calls, scam calls and robo calls and I am sure I am not the only individual who is experiencing this problem.

Here are some suggestions from Uncle Sugar on how to deal with these things for those who may not already be up on how to deal with these things:

Do

  • Register your phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry. You may register onlineor by calling 1-888-382-1222. If you still receive telemarketing calls after registering, there’s a good chance that the calls are scams.
  • Be wary of callers claiming that you’ve won a prize or vacation package.
  • Hang up on suspicious phone calls.
  • Be cautious of caller ID. Scammers can change the phone number that shows up on your caller ID screen. This is called “spoofing.”
  • Research business opportunities, charities, or travel packages separately from the information the caller has provided.

Don’t

  • Don’t give in to pressure to take immediate action.
  • Don’t say anything if a caller starts the call asking, “Can you hear me?” This is a common tactic for scammers to record you saying “yes.” Scammers record your “yes” response to use as proof that you agreed to a purchase or credit card charge.
  • Don’t provide your credit card number, bank account information, or other personal information to a caller.
  • Don’t send money if the caller tells you to wire money or pay with a prepaid debit card.

I Like History Too!

I read some articles on the Web sometimes about elements of The History of The United States and I have often thought, “Gee, I think I could write an article like that too if I wanted to!” —– Well, I want to and so here goes:

First of all, let me state categorically that I believe that nobody writes anything without adding their own biases and prejudicial observations to the mix. People might write stuff and claim it to be 100% factual but I have often observed that when they do and say things like that, what they are really saying is “One Hundred Percent factual “According to their own beliefs, prejudices, biases and agendas.” —- Therefore, folks, I don’t believe that it is possible today to read anything historical and get the actual facts about what is being written about. — Let me demonstrate:

You often hear about The American Civil War. Oh yes, there are thousands and thousands of stories about The Civil War!

According to some accounts, the Civil War began when Seven slave-holding states in the American South (The Antebellum South) (The “Gentleman’s’ Code Of Social Honor” South; the “Gone With The Wind” kind of South — I am sure you get the picture! — The war is said to have had its foundations laid when those Seven slave-holding, slave-owning states rebelled and created what we now like to call “The Confederacy” or (More accurately) “The Confederate States of America.

This kind of reminds me of the days when Sarah Palin and John McCain were campaigning for the Presidency of The United States and I heard the description of a divided nation divided into “Red States” and “Blue States.”

I have always thought that the creation of the concept of divided America being cut into a neat couple of packages called “Red States” and “Blue States” was, more or less, because of a rebellion in the ranks of democrats (more like communists today than anything else in my book) and was conveniently picked up by the Republican side for the sake of campaigning and talking about uniting the country again …. something that never happened at that juncture and something that (In my opinion) will never happen unless and until some nasty all-compassing tragedy strikes the nation and the peons in the streets stop their petty bickering and get scared enough to come together again …. something like they did when they thought the Germans and the Japanese were going to invade America and enslave us all back in the period 1941-45.

Ever since I heard the words, “Red States” and “Blue States” it is almost as if we were already in another “Civil War” but this time it is more a war of conflicting words and ideologies and sneaky, underhanded tricks from both sides of the aisle than it is an actual shooting war —- although with the unrestrained proliferation of guns in this country and the apparent disregard by some nut cases for the quality of human life, it might come to that again if somebody in power is not awfully damned careful.

The “War” that is going on between the “Blue States” and the “Red States” today is not burning cities to the ground (The Western wildfires are doing a good enough job of that already) but, like the War in 1861-65, it will lead to the impoverishment of the nation through unrestricted left-wing political manipulating and social engineering and it will lead to the abolition of a significant portions of Americans’ freedoms through over-regulation and a more prolific and overbearing and over-reaching left-leaning democrat bent toward socialism — all in the name of “What is best for America” if the worshippers of Goebbels on the left and the electorate aren’t damned careful to protect what they love about America.

I believe America has already crossed the Rubicon on a number of issues that are desperately needed to hold the fabric of the nation together and I think we are already badly damaged as a country and if there is to be any kind of modern-day reconstruction effort, it is going to take generations before any real beneficial and positive results will be seen and that won’t happen if the government is successful in getting massive amounts of the general population strung out on legal marijuana and whatever …. which is apparently what somebody “Up There Somewhere” is trying to get done.

I can’t believe there are people out there who are actually advocating for voting rights for illegal immigrants residing in the country without any legal permission to be here, but I am hearing rumors and reports that a lot of that is already going on because of forged documents and what have you. —– I am pretty certain that part of the reason the socialistic democrats are so interested in protecting the “Rights” of migrants and illegal immigrants is that they see the swelling inundation of our country by such people as those as their sure road to permanent power over the government sooner or later.

But then again, I have often said that America has become too big and too diverse to be governed with any sense or reason under the present set-up in Washington and that is why it has always been my contention that the Office of The Presidency needs to be changed from a single individual at the helm to a committee of at least Three or more individuals who would act as a Three-Headed Presidency and nothing can be done legally unless all Three agree.

I also believe that we need to dump the Electoral College crap and set the election process up as a true referendum so that everybody qualified to vote in the elections can have their voices heard directly. It would cause a lot more ballots to be case, but I think it would be a more accurate representation of the will of the majority and I think that the idea of “The Will of The Majority” is what the founders had in mind anyway.

But none of this is ever going to happen unless and until we can find a way to stop all the massive spending on elections with moneys from people and places that don’t even have to be revealed under the unfortunate “Citizens United” fiasco of a few years ago. There ought to be a massive “Election Fund” financed by the taxpayers from which every candidate who can past a mental test for stability can draw for their campaign finances and every candidate would receive an equal share from this special fund. No more outside money in our elections from people and places unknown.

Or, in lieu of that idea, let every candidate campaign with their own personal funds or funds raised on their behalf by election committees who can be seen and vetted by the voting public without all the mystery and definitely with none of the “Dark Money” that we keep hearing about.

 

Another Pretty Face In The Crowd

I believe this article should be required reading for every concerned American:

Of course, the apologists, the enablers and the communists masquerading as democrats will not agree …. but screw them!

http://www.independentsentinel.com/migrants-make-demands-as-one-models-his-trump-clown-shirt/

but wait! There’s more!

http://www.independentsentinel.com/what-mexicans-say-about-streams-of-caravans-admitted-into-mexico/

The Divisive Mid-Terms

Experts — (Ha Ha Ha!) — are saying that the American Mid-Terms were divided and that the country is still divided —– If that is true (and I have no reason to believe that it is not true) —– then maybe the divisive Mid-Terms taking place in a still-divided country are just the thing that is needed to bring the divided country together again —- and if that is not the case, then maybe the divisive Mid Terms in the divided country are the living picture of what cohesive division looks like and maybe that is the future of America! (The Divided States of America) —– I have always said this country has become too big and too diverse to be able to be governed …. regardless of the form such an attempt at governance might take.

The Arkansas Minimum Wage Experiment

Category: Business/Finance/Economy

I have read reports saying that the American State of Arkansas (My Mom lived in Arkansas for awhile a long time ago) is experimenting with what experts are calling “The Highest Effective Minimum Wage” on the continental United States.

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The idea behind the economic experiment in Arkansas, as I understand it, is to determine whether the high minimum wage will raise minimum wage workers out of poverty or whether it will derail the State’s economy.

The figure that is being tossed around for the Arkansas experiment is reported to be $11.00-per-hour and this is reportedly an incrementalism that will bear full fruition by the year 2021.

The humorous side of this story (as far as I am concerned) is that somebody has reported that once the minimum wage workers in Arkansas have reached their $11.00 per hour plateau, they will be earning almost 70-percent as much money as the “Median” worker in the state.

It is my opinion that if the “Median” worker in the state is making that low of a wage, then there is something drastically amiss with the State’s economy from the get go because, in my humble opinion, nobody can reasonably expect to do all the things on a wage of $11.00 per hour that others do on much higher incomes. (Things like supporting a family or saving money for college and other things like those.)

“But minimum wage jobs were never intended to provide all the necessities and are designed as entry-level jobs for folks just coming into the Jobs Market and are meant to be stepping stones to higher paying jobs in any market” some people are contending.

That is all well and good until one considers that even though minimum wage jobs are designed as temporary entry-level jobs for new workers, there are a hell of a lot of elderly folks and retired folks who absolutely depend on them to supplement their retirement incomes or their social security or whatever, and to those folks, minimum wage jobs are life saving — and an $11.00 wage cap may not be entirely exciting for them.

I know some business people who will tell you, “If they keep on raising minimum wages, I will be forced to lay people off or to find a way to buy a robot and replace some folks (Like some fast food restaurant chains have already begun to do) or I will have to go out of business altogether.”

I know that as a consumer, I am not ready nor willing to shell out $25 for a common hamburger at a fast food restaurant and if the minimum wages get onto an upward-sliding scale that has no ceiling in sight, I am sure that kind of inflationary effect is inevitable.

I hope that when people start getting their minimum wage increases they also start learning that customers like their food hot and fresh and they appreciate being made to feel as if they were actually welcome in the business places where some of these surly-faced, seemingly uncaring low wage earners are employed.

Although I don’t know how the welfare systems work in all the states, I am hoping that once minimum wages go on their upward spiral all across the country that a lot of the welfare systems start denying benefits to some of those minimum wage earners on the argument that they earn too much money to receive welfare. —- In my opinion, there is no need for American Taxpayers to start subsidizing welfare recipients who suddenly find their windfall in the unchecked upward spirals of minimum wage increases.

I know the Left Wingers will not agree with this at all since they seem determined to give away the store to all the eaters and takers who are first in line with their hands out for more and more freebies.