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Drifting from the Truth…

by on May.20, 2016, under Truisms

The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it.

George Orwell

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Couple Good Quotes

by on Apr.20, 2016, under Truisms

“When more Americans prefer freebies to freedom, these great United States will become a fertile ground for tyranny.” Allen West

“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.” George Washington

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Saw it on Facebook…

by on Apr.15, 2016, under Logic / Fallacies, Truisms

“I’m not going to do business with you because of my deeply-held personal belief that you need to do business with people despite your deeply-held personal beliefs.”

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It’s Up To You

by on Apr.06, 2016, under Character, Consequences, Truisms

No matter who wins this election (or any other), it’s still up to you to make your life. Each candidate may make it harder or easier than another, but it’s still up to you.

That may be the best lesson in life.

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Rates vs Revenue (Yes, It Matters)

by on Mar.31, 2016, under Consequences, Do the Math, History, Truisms

The RATE is the percentage at which each of us is taxed. For example, 15% of your income is what you might pay in taxes (depending on your bracket). The REVENUE is the total amount of dollars collected by the government from all the tax payers.

It’s a cold, hard fact. When you raise government tax RATES, tax REVENUE goes down. Conversely, when you lower government tax RATES, the REVENUE goes up. Higher tax RATES impede the economy. Lower tax RATES energize the economy. And when the economy is doing well, more people are paying more taxes and it adds up to more REVENUE to the government.

So, if you want the government to be able to hand out more free stuff, you should go with the candidates who propose lowering tax RATES.

Did you know that Bernie is proposing to raise EVERYONE’s tax rate? We will definitely feel the bern.

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Where are the Casualty Reports?

by on Mar.29, 2016, under Do the Math, Truisms

Remember the Vietnam War? Remember the Korean War? Remember on TV e-v-e-r-y night the endless stream of casualty counts? Here are some current casualty counts you may well not be aware of…

Jihad Report: Last 30 Days

136 Attacks
1122 Killed
3173 Injured
32 Suicide Blasts
25 Countries

Brussels was just too significant to ignore. The left and the media have us on a collision course with a destiny we will share with the rest of the world if we don’t wake up soon.

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Stop with the bleeding heart crap

by on Mar.16, 2016, under Do the Math, Truisms

Kasich: ““When you die and get to the meeting with St. Peter, he’s probably not going to ask you much about what you did about keeping government small, but he is going to ask you what you did for the poor. You better have a good answer.”

I have a good answer. Keeping government small and out of the way helps the economy. And it’s a robust economy that gets the most number of people possible out of poverty. And, by the way, otherwise free as well.

Historically, governments keep people down, in every sense.

So, will you stop with the bleeding heart crap? Do the math. That’s where the answers are.

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These are all false

by on Feb.26, 2016, under Truisms

Getting at the truth can be daunting, especially knowing that much of what we think we know to be true may not be true.

1. Humans evolved from apes.
2. Milk builds strong bones.
3. Eating ice cream when you have a cold makes you more congested.
4. Sugar makes children hyperactive.
5. The 5-second rule applies to food dropped on the floor.
6. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
7. Honey is healthier for you than refined sugar.
8. Sharks do not get cancer.
9. Sharks must continually swim or they die.
10. Frogs give you warts.
11. Bats are blind.
12. Poinsettias can kill you.
13. Organic fruits and vegetables are safer and more nutritious.
14. Dropping a coin from the Empire State Building could kill a person.
15. Lightning never strikes the same place twice.
16. Water conducts electricity.
17. Diamonds are formed from coal.
18. People in the Middle Ages thought the Earth was flat.
19. Carrots give you better vision.
20. Hair and nails grow even after you die.
21. You only use 10% of your brain.
22. Right brain is creative, left brain is logical.
23. Drink eight glasses of water a day.
24. Drinking alcohol kills brain cells.
25. Outer space is freezing cold.

The full article is here.

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Capitalism

by on Feb.09, 2016, under Do the Math, History, Truisms

“Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving their fellow man. Capitalism made it possible to become wealthy by serving your fellow man.”

Walter E. Williams

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Paying for Mistakes

by on Jan.26, 2016, under Consequences, Logic / Fallacies, Truisms

A Facebook post this morning said something <sarcasm>oh so meaningful</sarcasm> about how one should not have to pay for a mistake the rest of their life. A mistake just means we’re human.

So, assuming there is a cost associated with a mistake, who does get to pay for it until zeroed out? Parents? Siblings? Friends? Schools and/or Churches? Goverment? Society?

Sorry, Jack, you do get to pay for your mistakes. Whether accidental or intentional. Whether big or small. That’s why we (should) spend so much time raising children to learn what’s right and wrong and to appreciate the physics of careening downhill on two sticks of wood or carbon fiber. Consequences! The nasty bottom line is – even if you’re not to blame exactly, you get to pay for your own mistakes. Hopefully, folks learn their lessons early on in life when the costs are relatively cheap.

Well, maybe you can get someone else to pay. Ask a liberal. It won’t be me if I can help it.

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