A very interesting presentation regarding the Republican Party. I believe it is worth your time to view this. Do not be afraid to open it.
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A very interesting presentation regarding the Republican Party. I believe it is worth your time to view this. Do not be afraid to open it.
watch this video here:
no offence to anyone, just see the end…
Now we have 2018
1. Auto repair shops go away. A gasoline engine has 20,000 individual
parts. An electrical engine has 20. Electric cars are sold with
lifetime guarantees and are only repaired by dealers. It takes only 10
minutes to remove and replace an electric engine. Faulty electric
engines are not repaired in the dealership but are sent to a regional
repair shop that repairs them with robots. Essentially, if your
electric “Check Motor” light comes on, you simply drive up to what looks
like a car wash. Your car is towed through while you have a cup of
coffee and out comes your car with a new engine.
2. Gas stations go away. Parking meters are replaced by meters that
dispense electricity. All companies install electrical recharging stations.
3. All major auto manufacturers have already designated 5-6 billion
dollars each to start building new plants that only build electric cars.
4. Coal industries go away. Oil companies go away.
Drilling for oil stops.
5. Homes produce and store more electrical energy during the day and
then they use and will sell it back to the grid. The grid stores it
and dispenses it to industries that are high electricity users.
A baby of today will only see personal cars in museums.
1. The FUTURE is approaching faster than one can handle!
In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper
worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they
What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next
5-10 years and, most people won’t see it coming.
Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on
Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had
10,000 pixels, but followed Moore ‘s law. So as with all exponential
technologies, it was a disappointment for a time, before it became way
superior and became mainstream in only a few short years. It will now
happen again (but much faster) with Artificial Intelligence, health,
autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.
Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Welcome to the Exponential Age!!
2. Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10
3 Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, yet they are now
the biggest taxi company in the world.
4. Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they
don’t own any properties.
5. Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in
understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go-player
in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.
6. In the U.S., young lawyers already don’t get jobs. Because of
IBM’s Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less
basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70%
accuracy when done by humans. So, if you study law, stop
immediately. There will be 90% fewer lawyers in the future, only
omniscient specialists will remain.
6A. Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, its 4 times more
accurate than human nurses.
7. Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize
faces better than humans. In 2030, computers will become more
intelligent than humans.
8. Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self-driving cars will
appear for the public. Around 2020, the complete industry
will start to be disrupted. You don’t want to own a car anymore.
You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location
and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it you
only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving.
The very young children of today will never get a driver’s license and
will never own a car.
8A. It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% fewer cars
for that. We can transform former parking spaces into parks.
1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide. We now
have one accident every 60,000 mi (100,000 km), with autonomous
driving that will drop to 1 accident in 6 million miles (10 million km).
That will save a million lives worldwide each year.
8B. Most car companies will doubtless become bankrupt. Traditional car
companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car,
while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary
approach and build a computer on wheels.
8C. Many engineers from Volkswagen and Audi are completely terrified of
9. Insurance companies will have massive trouble because, without
accidents, the insurance will become 100x cheaper. Their car
insurance business model will disappear.
10. Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you
commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful
11. Electric cars will become mainstream about 2020.
Cities will be less noisy because all new cars will run on electricity.
12. Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar
production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can
now see the burgeoning impact.
13. Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil.
Energy companies are desperately trying to limit access to the grid to
prevent competition from home solar installations, but that simply
cannot continue… technology will take care of that strategy.
14. With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water.
Desalination of salt water now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter
(@ 0.25 cents). We don’t have scarce water in most places, we only
have scarce drinking water. Imagine what will be possible if anyone
can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.
15. Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this
year. There are companies who will build a medical device (called
the “Tricorder” from Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes
your retina scan, your blood sample and you breath into it.
It then analyses 54 bio-markers that will identify nearly any
disease. It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet
will have access to world class medical analysis, nearly for free.
16. 3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from
$18,000 to $400 within 10 years. In the same time, it became 100
times faster. All major shoe companies have already started 3D
17. Some spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote
airports. The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need
for the large amount of spare parts they used to have in the past.
18. At the end of this year, new smart phones will have 3D scanning
possibilities. You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect
shoe at home.
19. In China, they already 3D printed and built a complete 6-story
office building. By 2027, 10% of everything that’s being produced will
be 3D printed.
20. Business opportunities: If you think of a niche you want to go
in, first ask yourself: “In the future, do I think we will have
that?” And, if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner?
20A. If it doesn’t work with your phone, forget the idea. Any idea
designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the
20B. Work: 70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years. There
will be a lot of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough
new jobs in such a short time.
21. Agriculture: There will be a $100 agricultural robot in the
future. Farmers in 3rd world countries can then become managers of
their field instead of working all day on their fields.
22. Aeroponics will need much less water. The first Petri dish produced
veal is now available and will be cheaper than cow produced veal in
2018. Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows.
Imagine if we don’t need that space anymore.
23. There are several startups who will bring insect protein to
the market shortly. It contains more protein than meat. It will be
labeled as “alternative protein source” (because most people still
reject the idea of eating insects).
Ocean Spray, 16 oz , $1.25 .. $10.00 per gallon!
So, the next time you’re at the pump, be glad your car doesn’t run on water, Scope, Whiteout, Pepto Bismol, Nyquil or, G-od forbid, Printer Ink!!!!!
And – If you don’t share this along to at least one person, less people will know…… !!
Incredible Before & After Civil War Photos
Very interesting. Worth your time if you are a history buff
Slide the yellow button on the side of the pictures and you can flip between then and now. click below:
Vatican Secret Archives Despite the church’s attempt at openness, critics say the contents aren’t accessible enough since only qualified clergy and academics are allowed inside the facility, and even those granted entry cannot view items without advanced approval. Thus, the skeptics remain, with theories ranging from the cavern hiding gospels that contradict the Bible, to housing the earliest known collection of pornography, and holding plans to control the world.
Fort Knox is home to the US Bullion Depository. It not only stores thousands of tons of gold, but, it is said to house important historical documents as well, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Magna Carte. If a bank robber was somehow able to get through the solid granite wall perimeter and past the squadrons of machine-gun wielding guards and armed military, they would still have to contend with a 22-ton vault blast door held shut by a lock so intricate that it requires a 10 person team to unlock.
Federal Reserve Bank in New York
Below the streets of Manhattan sits a vault so impenetrable that it’s entrusted with more U.S. gold bullion than the famous Fort Knox. Security is so tight that men aren’t allowed to enter the vault; pallets are moved around by a team of robots. The bank’s security systems are so trusted that even foreign governments use it for gold storage. And – as if that wasn’t enough – a Jason Bourne level protection force watch the perimeter; their shooting range scores are so good they’re better than marksmen.
This river makes up part of the boundary between Russia and North Korea and also snakes down into Chinese territory. Within a mile, you can go from North Korea, through China and end up in Russia, which makes this a good place for those wishing to defect. As such, it is generally well guarded by North Korean soldiers.
The Iranian Gold Reserve – Location Unknown
What makes the vault holding Iran’s gold reserve impenetrable is that nobody can say for sure where it is. One could assume the vault is either in the Imperial Treasury location or the Iran Central Bank, but you know what they say about assumptions. Iran secretly flew gold into the country from Europe in order to dodge “financial pressure” from the US and UK. Now that the reserves are back within Iranian borders, the location of their holding vault has been very elusive.
Bank of England gold vault
If Britain’s Prime Minister had a secret, he would want to keep it here. More than 4,600 tons of gold are safeguarded in what is the UK’s largest gold vault. A figure that’s second only to the Federal Reserve Vault. The walls are bombproof and the security system is so intricate that it involves voice recognition, 3 foot keys and other security measures that aren’t even published.
The Swiss Vaults
Crime thrillers usually have talk of a Swiss bank account. There’s a reason: Swiss banks are among the safest on the planet. The 3-key safety deposit box in particular has been used by the World’s most wealthy citizens for over 200 years.
The Mormon Church’s Secret Vaults
These secret vaults contain genealogical and historical records. Not only are they heavily guarded, but also, rumor has it that the records are even protected by temperature control as well as motion and heat sensors. Photos of the complex can be a challenge to come by.
Korean Demilitarized Zone
The Korean Demilitarized Zone is a strip of land dividing North and South Korea. It is one of the most heavily guarded borders in the world, stretching 160 miles in length and 2.5 miles in width. Because of the high defense surrounding the border, people rarely dare to cross it, and as such, it has become a nature preserve.
What do the charred remains of Flight 93, the original photo of Einstein sticking out his tongue, and Edison’s patent for the light bulb have in common? They’re all stowed under Iron Mountain. 200 feet below the ground, this retired limestone mine houses 1.7 million square feet worth of vaults. The US government is the biggest tenant, and the identities of 95% of vault owners are confidential. We do know that Warner Brothers, the Smithsonian Institution, and Corbis all have vaults there. Thousands of historic master recordings, photo negatives, and original film reels live here. Iron Mountain is also home to Room 48, a data center backing up some of America’s biggest companies. Two waves of armed guards protect the entrance, and it’s said they inspect guests so thoroughly that even the TSA would be embarrassed.
ADX Florence Prison
The Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX for short) is a supermax prison (for men) in Colorado housing the baddest of the bad. These criminals are considered the most dangerous cons in the US and has earned the prison the nickname of “Alcatraz of the Rockies.” Described by one former ADX warden as “a cleaner version of hell”, security measures at the prison include attack dogs guarding the area between the prison walls and 12 ft. high razor wire fences, 1,400 remotely controlled steel doors, motion detecting laser beams, pressure pads and cameras. Current residents include the ‘Shoe Bomber’ Richard Reid, Oklahoma City Bombing conspirator Terry Nichols and many others.
Bold Lane Car Park
You won’t have to worry much about car thieves when you leave your car parked here. This car park (or parking garage) in Derbyshire, England is one of the safest places in the world. You can’t get in unless you have a ticket indicating your exact parking spot. Then once your car is parked, it is protected by motion detectors and other alarms that will go off if someone messes with your car. If the alarm does go off, the whole place goes into lockdown mode.
The Cheyenne Mountain complex was, at one point, the command center for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Space Command missions. It is so well guarded that the tunnel is protected by solid granite and reinforced. NORAD has since moved its operations to another location. It is interesting to note that the Cheyenne Mountain Complex was also the home to the fictional Stargate Command on the popular TV show Stargate SG-1.
Air Force One has plenty of security. The United States President travels in a modified Boeing 747-200B series aircraft.
It has the world’s most advanced flight avoidance, air-to-air defense, and electronics technology packages available anywhere in the World, all for the protection of the Commander-in-Chief and his entourage.
This top secret air force base in Nevada is guarded so well that no one can get in, and even flying over it is forbidden. The area is covered in motion sensors and is heavily patrolled by all sorts of vehicles. It’s the home of anything pertaining to UFOs and alien conspiracies.
Haven Co was a data-protection company located in the North Sea off the coast of Britain. The only people ever allowed in were authorized personnel, investors, and members of Britain’s royal family. However, it allegedly shut down in 2008. Set into the middle of the North Sea, there was no way you were getting into this place. What data was stored here, and why did it suddenly go defunct without explanation?
Spread out across 6,500 acres, this exclusive resort lies deep within the forests of West Virginia. Underneath lies the real secret, however. Underneath lies a 25-ton nuclear blast door, with tunnels behind it which create a nuclear bunker that is filled with supplies for members of the U.S. Congress to weather out a nuclear attack.
The 1960’s Bar
Located 100 feet underground within Britain’s secret subterranean Burlington bunker complex in Wiltshire, England, the 1960’s Bar is a recreation of a pub popular with British Government officials. This top secret base was first constructed during the Cold War and designed to be a refuge for the higher-ups to reconstruct Britain in the event of a nuclear attack.
DID YOU KNOW As you walk up the steps to
the building which houses the U.S. Supreme Court
you can see near the top of the building a row of the
world’s law givers and each one is facing one in the middle
who is facing forward with a full
frontal view … It is Moses
and he is holding the Ten Commandments!
DID YOU KNOW? As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments
engraved on each lower portion of each door.
DID YOU KNOW? As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the
wall, right above where the Supreme Court Judges sit, a display of
the Ten Commandments
DID YOU KNOW?
verses etched in stone all over the Federal
Buildings and Monuments in Washington ,
DID YOU KNOW?
James Madison, the fourth
president, known as ‘The Father of Our
Constitution’ made the Following
‘We have staked the whole of all our
Institutions upon the capacity of mankind
the capacity of each and all of us to
govern ourselves, to
control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to The Ten Commandments of God.’
DID YOU KNOW? Every session of Congress begins with a prayer
by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the
taxpayer since 1777.
Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution
were members of the established Orthodox churches in the colonies..
DID YOU KNOW?
Thomas Jefferson worried
that the Courts would overstep their authority and
instead of Interpreting the law would begin
making law an
oligarchy: the rule of few over many.
How then, have we gotten to the
everything we have done for 220 years in this
Country is now suddenly wrong and
Lets put it around the world and let the world
see and remember what this great country was Built on The Holy Bible
and belief in GOD!
The test was designed by Bill O’Reilly.
There are no trick questions.
You should get at least 15 to pass.
See how well you do.
about Harry Truman.
Thought you’d enjoy this!
It’s one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read. They
won’t believe this happened, but it DID. Harry & Bess
Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made
as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of
the other 32 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may
rest on what he did after he left the White House.
The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in,
which was in Independence ,
Missouri . His wife had inherited
the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White
House, they lived their entire lives there.
When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army
pension reported to have been $13,507..72 a year. Congress, noting that he was
paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’
and later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.
After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove
home to Missouri
by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.
When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined,
stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and
that doesn’t belong to me.. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for
Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award
him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing,
“I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for
any award, Congressional or otherwise.”
As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.
Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in
on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, too many in Congress also
have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their
offices. Political offices are now for sale (ie.
Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, “My
choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a
politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!
We ought to have cloned him for telling it like it is and being
frugal with our tax dollars!
If you agree, forward it. If you don’t, delete it. I don’t want to
know one way or the other. By me forwarding it, you know how I feel.
He also had only a high school education.
“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!” – Jonathan Winters
very interesting file from the past.
Click here: RareHistorical Photos
Do you remember movie King Kong ???
First, get beyond the first picture.
Second, read the story – –
It all started with a skin flick …
In 1933, a beautiful, young Austrian woman took
off her clothes for a movie director. She ran
through the woods, naked. She swam in a lake,
naked, pushing well beyond the social norms
of the period.
The most popular movie in 1933 was
King Kong. But everyone in Hollywood
was talking about that scandalous movie
with the gorgeous, young Austrian woman.
Louis B. Mayer, of the giant studio MGM,
said she was the most beautiful woman in
the world. The film was banned practically
everywhere, which of course made it even
more popular and valuable. Mussolini
reportedly refused to sell his copy at any price.
The star of the film, called Ecstasy, was
Hedwig Kiesler. She said the secret of her
beauty was “to stand there and look stupid.”
In reality, Kiesler was anything but stupid.
She was a genius. She’d grown up as the
only child of a prominent Jewish banker.
She was a math prodigy. She excelled at
science. As she grew older, she became
ruthless, using all the power her body and
mind gave her.
Between the sexual roles she played, her
tremendous beauty, and the power of her
intellect, Kiesler would confound the men in
her life, including her six husbands, two of
the most ruthless dictators of the 20th century,
and one of the greatest movie producers
Her beauty made her rich for a time.
She is said to have made – and spent –
$30 million in her life.
But her greatest accomplishment resulted
from her intellect, and her invention
continues to shape the world we live in today.
You see, this young Austrian starlet would
take one of the most valuable technologies
ever developed right from under Hitler’s nose.
After fleeing to America , she not only became
a major Hollywood star, her name sits on
one of the most important patents ever
granted by the U.S. Patent Office.
Today, when you use your cell phone or,
over the next few years, as you experience
super-fast wireless Internet access
(via something called “long-term evolution”
or “LTE” technology), you’ll be using an extension
of the technology a 20- year-old actress first
conceived while sitting at dinner with Hitler.
At the time she made Ecstasy, Kiesler was
married to one of the richest men in Austria,
Friedrich Mandl was Austria’s leading arms
maker. His firm would become a key supplier
to the Nazis.
Mandl used his beautiful young wife as a
showpiece at important business dinners
with representatives of the Austrian, Italian,
and German fascist forces. One of Mandl’s
favorite topics at these gatherings, which
included meals with Hitler and Mussolini,
was the technology surrounding
radio-controlled missiles and torpedoes.
Wireless weapons offered far greater ranges
than the wire-controlled alternatives that
prevailed at the time.
Kiesler sat through these dinners
“looking stupid,” while absorbing everything
As a Jew, Kiesler hated the Nazis.
She abhorred her husband’s business ambitions.
Mandl responded to his willful wife by
imprisoning her in his castle,
Schloss Schwarzenau. In 1937, she managed
to escape. She drugged her maid, Snuck out
of the castle wearing the maid’s clothes, and
sold her jewelry to finance a trip to London ..
(She got out just in time, for in 1938,
Germany annexed Austria. The Nazis
seized Mandl’s factory (He was half Jewish).
Mandl fled to Brazil. Later, he became an
adviser to Argentina’s iconic populist
president, Juan Peron.)
In London, Kiesler arranged a meeting
with Louis B. Mayer. She signed a long-term
contract with him, becoming one of MGM’s
biggest stars. She appeared in more than
20 films. She was a co-star to Clark Gable,
Judy Garland, and even Bob Hope.
Each of her first seven MGM movies was
But Kiesler cared far more about fighting
the Nazis than about making movies.
At the height of her fame, 1942, she developed
a new kind of communications system,
optimized for sending coded messages
that couldn’t be “jammed.” She was building
a system that would allow torpedoes and
guided bombs to always reach their targets.
She was building a system to kill Nazis.
By the 1940s, both the Nazis and the
Allied forces were using the kind of
single-frequency radio-controlled technology
Kiesler’s ex-husband had been peddling.
The drawback of this technology was that
the enemy could find the appropriate
frequency and “jam” or intercept the signal,
thereby interfering with the missile’s intended
Kiesler’s key innovation was to
“change the channel.” It was a way of encoding
a message across a broad area of the
wireless spectrum. If one part of the
spectrum was jammed, the message would
still get through on one of the other
frequencies being used. The problem was,
she could not figure out how to synchronize
the frequency changes on both the receiver
and the transmitter. To solve the problem,
she turned to perhaps the world’s first
techno-musician, George Anthiel.
Anthiel was an acquaintance of Kiesler who
achieved some notoriety for creating
intricate musical compositions. He
synchronized his melodies across twelve
player pianos, producing stereophonic
sounds no one had ever heard before.
Kiesler incorporated Anthiel’s technology
for synchronizing his player pianos.
Then, she was able to synchronize the
frequency changes between a weapon’s
receiver and its transmitter.
On August 11, 1942, U.S.
Patent No. 2,292,387 was granted to Antheil
and “Hedy Kiesler Markey”, which was
Kiesler’s married name at the time.
Most of you won’t recognize the name Kiesler.
And no one would remember the name
Hedy Markey. But it’s a fair bet than anyone
reading this newsletter of a certain age
will remember one of the great beauties
of Hollywood’s golden age ~Hedy Lamarr !
That’s the name Louis B. Mayer gave to
his prize actress. That’s the name his
movie company made famous.
Meanwhile, almost no one knows
Hedwig Kiesler – aka Hedy Lamarr –
was one of the great pioneers of wireless
communications. Her technology was
developed by the U.S. Navy, which has
used it ever since.
You’re probably using Lamarr’s technology,
too. Her patent sits at the foundation of
“spread spectrum technology,” which you
use every day when you log on to a wi-fi
network or make calls with your
Bluetooth-enabled phone. It lies at the heart
of the massive investments being made
right now in so-called fourth-generation
“LTE” wireless technology. This next
generation of cell phones and cell towers
will provide tremendous increases to
wireless network speed and quality, by
spreading wireless signals across the
entire available spectrum. This kind of
encoding is only possible using the kind
of frequency switching that Hedwig Kiesler
And now you know, “the rest of the story”
and here is a web site if you would like to learn more ….
Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers.
The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer
Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at nightwhile they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement….
Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. They became known as girlie-men.
Over the years conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant.
Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wineor imported bottled water. They eat raw fish
Conservatives drink domestic beer,mostly Bud or Miller. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks,construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, engineers, corporate executives, athletes, members of the military, airline pilots and generally anyone who works productively.
Liberals produce little. They prefer to govern the producers….and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America. They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get something for nothing.
Here ends today’s lesson in world history:
It should be noted that a Liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above before forwarding it.
A Conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolutetruth of this history that it will be forwarded immediately to other true believers and to more liberals just to piss them off.
And there you have it. Let your next action reveal your true self…
it is interesting when you read. I got this thru email.
Remember, not only did you and I contribute to Social Security, but your employer did, too. It totals 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500. Read that again!
Did you see where the Government paid in one single penny?
We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government bank to insure you and I that we would have a retirement check from the money we put in, not the Government. Now they are calling the money we put in an ENTITLEMENT when we reach the age to take it back.
If you calculate the future invested value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what the Government pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you’d have $892,919.98. If you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you’re 95 if you retire at age 65) and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month. If you have a deceased spouses who died in their 50’s — their S.S. money will never have one cent drawn from what they paid into S.S. all their lives over the past 30 years!
THE FOLKS IN WASHINGTON HAVE PULLED OFF A BIG FONZIE SCHEME
Entitlement my foot, I paid cash for my social security insurance! Just because they borrowed the money for other government spending, doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!
Remember Congressional benefits? — free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days.
Now that’s welfare!!! And they have the nerve to call my social security retirement payments entitlements?!?
We’re “broke” and we can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, or Homeless.
Yet in the last few months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile and Turkey. And now Pakistan……home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS… if not TRILLIONS of DOLLARS are unaccounted for!!!
They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives, and now, when it’s time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? It was supposed to be in a locked box, not part of the general fund.
Tax Return (no offense to anyone)
I just received my tax return back from the IRS. It puzzles me!!!
They are questioning how many dependents I claimed.
I guess it was because of my response to the question: “List all dependents?”
I replied: 12 million illegal immigrants; 3 million crack heads; 42 million unemployed people on food stamps, 2 million people in over 243 prisons; Half of Mexico; and 535 persons in the U.S. House and Senate.”
They said this was NOT an acceptable answer.
I KEEP ASKING MYSELF, WHO THE HELL DID I MISS?
This is neither a Republican nor a Democratic “thing.” This is just a good common sense “thing” and I agree 100%.
Republican & Democrat alike
When a company falls on difficult times, one of the things that seems to happen is they reduce their staff and workers. The remaining workers must find ways to continue to do a good job or risk that their job would be eliminated as well.
Wall street and the media normally congratulate the CEO for making this type of “tough decision”, and the board of directors gives upper corporate management big bonuses.
Our government should not be immune from similar risks.
Reduce the House of Representatives from the current 435 members to 218 members.
Reduce Senate members from 100 to 50(one per State). Then, reduce their remaining staff by 25%.
Accomplish this over the next 8 years (two steps/two elections) and of course this would require some redistricting.
Some Yearly Monetary Gains Include:
$44,108,400 for elimination of base pay for congress. (267 members X $165,200 pay/member/ yr.)
$437,100,000 for elimination of their staff. (Estimate $1.3 Million in staff per each member of the House, and $3 Million in staff per each member of the Senate every year)
$108,350,000 for the reduction in remaining staff by 25%.
$7,500,000,000 reduction in pork barrel earmarks each year. (Those members whose jobs are gone. Current estimates for total government pork earmarks are at $15 Billion/yr).
The remaining representatives would need to work smarter and improve efficiencies. It might even be in their best interests to work together for the good of our country!
We may also expect that smaller committees might lead to a more efficient resolution of issues as well. It might even be easier to keep track of what your representative is doing.
Congress has more tools available to do their jobs than it had back in 1911 when the current number of representatives was established. (Telephone, computers, cell phones to name a few)
Congress does not hesitate to head home for extended weekends, holidays and recesses, when what the nation needs is a real fix for economic problems. Also, we had 3 senators who were not doing their jobs for the 18+ months (on the campaign trail) and still they all accepted full pay. Minnesota survived very well with only one senator for the first half of this year. These facts alone support a reduction in senators and congress.
Summary of opportunity:
$44,108,400 reduction of congress members.
$282,100,000 for elimination of the reduced house member staff.
$150,000,000 for elimination of reduced senate member staff.
$70,850,000 for 25% reduction of staff for remaining house members.
$37,500,000 for 25% reduction of staff for remaining senate members.
$7,500,000,000 reduction in pork added to bills by the reduction of congress members.
$8,084,558,400 per year, estimated total savings. (That’s 8-BILLION just to start!)
Corporate America does these types of cuts all the time.
There’s even a name for it.
Also, if Congresspersons were required to serve 20, 25 or 30 years (like everyone else) in order to collect retirement benefits, taxpayers could save a bundle.
Now they get full retirement after serving only ONE term.
READ, WEEP, PRINT AND KEEP!
Charley Reese’s final column for the Orlando Sentinel… He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.
Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.
This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It’s a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.
You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. ( The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.)
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House?( John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. ) If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to. [The House has passed a budget but the Senate has not approved a budget in over three years. The President’s proposed budgets have gotten almost unanimous rejections in the Senate in that time. ]
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.
If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan …
If they do not receive social security, but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it they way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power.
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees… We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.
What you do with this article now that you have read it… is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren’t so true.
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he’s fed.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.
Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.
Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.
Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.
Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He’s good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid…
Put these words
Upon his tomb,
‘Taxes drove me
to my doom…’
When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the heck happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’
I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!
GO AHEAD. . . BE AN AMERICAN!!!
Very Funny!Make sure you go to full screen.
(originated form other source)
NBA VS NFL
Even if you aren’t a Sports Fan this is Very Interesting!
36 have been accused of spousal abuse, 7 have been arrested for fraud 19 have been accused of writing bad checks, 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses 3 have done time for assault, 71, and those 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges 8 have been arrested! for shoplifting 21currently are defendants in lawsuits, and 84have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year !
Can you guess which organization this is? Is it the NBA Or NFL?
Give up yet?
it’s the 535 members of the
United States Congress
The same group of Idiots that crank out
hundreds of new laws each
designed to keep the rest of us in line.
If I ‘m going to cut my spending at exactly the same ratio (1/35,000) of my total budget. After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending $2,000 a month, I ‘m going to have to cut that number by six cents. Yes, I ‘m going to have to get by with $1999.94, but that ‘s
what sacrifice is all about.
I ‘ll just have to do without some things, that are, frankly, luxuries
– six cents worth!!!
Did this President actually think no one would do the math? Please
understand this how idiotic a $100 million cut is in a $3.5 trillion budget .
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!
“I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC.
“You just pass a law that says that any time there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.”
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months and 8 days to be ratified! Why?
That was in 1971 – before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land – all because of public pressure.
Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message.
Congressional Reform Act of 2012
1. No Tenure/No Pension
A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 12/1/12.
The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.
Congress made all these contracts for themselves.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.
watch this video here: AmericaNotTheGreatest
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS! What do you really think? What’s your idea?
A definition of globalization that can be understand:
What is the truest definition of Globalization?
Princess Diana’s death.
An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, riding in a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whisky,
(check the bottle before you change the spelling),
followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles, treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines.
This is sent to you by a Canadian, using American Bill Gates’ technology, and you’re probably reading
this on your computer, that uses Taiwanese chips,and a Korean monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by Indian truck drivers, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen, and rucked to you by Mexican illegals….. ..
That,my friends,is Globalization !