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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Top 11 Statist Arguments by ~BlameThe1st on deviantART

Top 11 Statist Arguments by ~BlameThe1st on deviantART: 10. Taxation is not theft

When the mafia demands 10% of your income or else, it's racketeering. When the government demands 40% of your income or else, it's taxation and somehow is totally different. And my only question is HOW?!

"But Hawkeye!" they cry at me, "The government uses that money to help people! It's not stealing!"
All right smarty pants. Go rob a bank, donate a fair chunk of it to an orphanage and argue in court that you didn't steal the money because you used it for a good cause and let's just see how far that gets you!

I didn't think so.

Even if taxation was money legitimately owed to the state, how exactly does that justify threats of violence for non payment?

When you borrow from VISA and don't pay it back, what happens? They send your name to collections and you get your credit rating shot.
When you borrow from the mafia and don't pay it back, what happens? They send armed men to your house.

Now you tell me, which one sounds more like what the state does?

Friday, August 23, 2013

God and Zen - Beliefnet.com

God and Zen - Beliefnet.com: Robert E. Kennedy, S.J., is an American Catholic priest and a Zen master. Ordained a priest in Japan in 1965, he was installed as a Zen teacher in 1991 and was given the title Roshi or master in 1997. Kennedy teaches theology and Japanese at St. Peter's College in New Jersey and is a practicing psychotherapist in New York City. His books include "Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit" and "Zen Gifts to Christians." Kennedy sits with his Zen students daily at the Morning Star Zendo in Jersey City, NJ.

Obama Plan Encourages College Admissions to Discriminate Against Families Earning $60,000+ | CNS News

Obama Plan Encourages College Admissions to Discriminate Against Families Earning $60,000+ | CNS News: (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama’s college reform plan, released by the White House on Thursday, would encourage colleges to discriminate against applicants who come from families with total incomes of $60,000 or more by awarding colleges higher federal ratings and increased federal aid for admitting a higher “percentage” of students who receive federal Pell Grants, which the Department of Education says are for "low-income" students.

Taxation in Switzerland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Taxation in Switzerland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Taxes in Switzerland are levied by the Swiss Confederation, the cantons and the municipalities. Switzerland is sometimes considered a tax haven due to its general low rate of taxation, its political stability as well as the various tax exemptions or reductions available to Swiss companies doing business abroad, or foreign persons resident in Switzerland.

Gallup: Unemployment Rate Jumps from 7.7% to 8.9% In 30 Days

Gallup: Unemployment Rate Jumps from 7.7% to 8.9% In 30 Days: `Outside of the federal government's Bureau of Labor statistics, the Gallup polling organization also tracks the nation's unemployment rate. While the BLS and Gallup findings might not always perfectly align, the trends almost always do and the small statistical differences just haven't been worthy of note. But now Gallup is showing a sizable 30 day jump in the unemployment rate, from 7.7% on July 21 to 8.9% today.

This is an 18-month high.

Quotations from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

Quotations from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure:

They say, best men are moulded out of faults,
And, for the most, become much more the better
For being a little bad. (5.1.440)

Photojournalist gang-raped in Mumbai - Channel 4 News

Photojournalist gang-raped in Mumbai - Channel 4 News: Protests break out after a young woman is gang-raped by five men in Mumbai in an attack echoing the death of a student last year which sparked demonstrations across India.

Another Wizard of Oz Show Coming to NBC -- Vulture

Another Wizard of Oz Show Coming to NBC -- Vulture: Holy God, another Wizard of Oz show is in the works, this time at NBC. Emerald City, from Siberia's Matt Arnold, is apparently a "dark reimagining of the classic tale … in the vein of Game of Thrones," pulling from all the books in the Oz canon, according to Deadline. The mind reels! Emerald City is but the most recent Oz adaptation possibly heading to the small screen: There's also CBS's medical drama, a Syfy series, a planned story line on Once Upon a Time, and also the fact that every day, whether you notice or not, you hear a reference to The Wizard of Oz. It's everywhere!

Incomes Have Dropped Twice as Much During the 'Recovery' as During the Recession | The Weekly Standard

Incomes Have Dropped Twice as Much During the 'Recovery' as During the Recession | The Weekly Standard: President Obama likes to talk about income inequality, but what matters far more is the actual income of the typical American. And how has the typical American household income fared on Obama's watch? Well, the economic "recovery" has now spanned an Olympiad, and during that time the typical American household income has not only dropped—it has dropped more than twice as much as it did during the recession.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Twitter / EDLKevCarroll1: just back home in sunny luton ...

Twitter / EDLKevCarroll1: just back home in sunny luton ...







Sunday, August 18, 2013

BLABBERMOUTH.NET

BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Never Never" was made available for purchase digitally on Tuesday, August 13. The track features slow hulking beat stomps into screeching electronics before bleeding out on a bouncy chorus evocative of the swooping prowess of "Got the Life" and "Freak On A Leash".

Of Course: ObamaCare comes with forced home inspections | Young Cons

Of Course: ObamaCare comes with forced home inspections | Young Cons

The National Right to Work Committee® | Unions & Cuomo Protect State Workers Found Guilty of Abusing Disabled Patients

The National Right to Work Committee® | Unions & Cuomo Protect State Workers Found Guilty of Abusing Disabled Patients

Does Your Religion Define How You Think About Economics? | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation

Does Your Religion Define How You Think About Economics? | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation

Carly Fiorina: Only Canada, China, N. Korea And U.S. Allow Abortions After 20 Weeks - Fox Nation

Carly Fiorina: Only Canada, China, N. Korea And U.S. Allow Abortions After 20 Weeks - Fox Nation: (Newsbusters)

In recent months, the liberal media have depicted Texas’s decision to ban non-medically necessitated abortions after 20 weeks as extreme as well as additional evidence of a Republican “war on women.”

On ABC’s This Week Sunday, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina refuted this claim pointing out that only four countries in the world allow abortions that late – Canada, China, North Korea, and the United States

Oklahoma Anti-Sharia Law Thrown Out by a Federal Judge |

Oklahoma Anti-Sharia Law Thrown Out by a Federal Judge |: So, if the judge’s daughter marries a Muslim man and he beats or “disciplines” her, which is perfectly acceptable in Islam, and protected by Sharia Law, is that not a violation of her daughter’s rights? Of course it is. This is America. Women are equal here.

Thy Will Be Done | Heralds and Vagrants | Obsidian Portal

Thy Will Be Done | Heralds and Vagrants | Obsidian Portal: Overtime, they learn and adapt alongside humans where they also learn to love them. Sometimes, enough that they fall in love with them, also resulting in Hybrids. These Hybrids are different however, their features resemble their ancestors with which their source of power comes from the power of Light, unlike the Vagrants whose power source is Dark. These divine beings are known today as Heralds. People also with untold hidden and dormant powers.

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 "Our fallen angel vexed
Was banished from the sky


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