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Words Have Meanings

Thous Shalt Not Murder

by on Mar.08, 2016, under Ethics / Morality, Words Have Meanings

The proper translation of the 6th Commandment is not “Thou shalt not kill.” It is “Thou shalt not murder.” Big difference.

You can read some of the intricacies here.

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Specious

by on Jun.25, 2015, under Words Have Meanings

Do you know what specious means? It’s an accurate adjective used regarding the Left’s attempts to get what it wants via situations that are 90-some percent totally unrelated. Like using recent gun incidents to get guns banned (or controlled to death). We get “financial reform” that has nothing to do with the problem, student loans, that leads inexorably to yet another basket of problems (“unintended consequences”). “We must fix [some relatively small issue with] healthcare by nationalizing the entire system.”

Specious: superficially plausible, but actually wrong; misleading in appearance, especially misleadingly attractive.

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Political correctness destroys common sense

by on Oct.03, 2014, under Words Have Meanings

“Political correctness destroys common sense. Political correctness is a direct attack on achievement and success. It’s an attack on the extraordinary. It’s an attack on excellence. And that’s why it’s made to order for the Democrat Party, made to order for liberalism.” – Rush Limbaugh

I agree.

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? Million Americans Not Working

by on Sep.30, 2014, under Do the Math, Words Have Meanings

How do you define unemployed?

The official unemployment rate is down to 6.1%. That’s what they say. They also say that there are but 9.6 million people out of work. They¬†use a very specific (and I’d say misleading) unemployment calculation, and it doesn’t reflect what us regular folk would think of as unemployed.

Try, instead, what they call the U-6 number. That gets closer as it includes not just the unemployed searching for jobs, but also the underemployed and those who have flat out quit looking for work (but would work if they could). The U-6 number is over 12% these days. That’s closer, at 20 million plus unemployed.

Add in students who should be working, immigration effects, and such and the unemployment rate starts pushing 20%. Now we’re getting closer to 30 million out of work.

There are actually 90+ million adults (>16), out of about 250 million, who are not working, including retirees, stay at home parents, etc. To the extent that any of these is on social security, medicare, welfare, or the like, that’s a current taxpayer burden.

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