Category Archives: Government

Taxes vs. Standard of Living

This is another “I read this and started thinking about it” post.  So some guy on the internet stated that Obama wanted to raise taxes to 100%.  Hmmm… first, that sounds more like what the Republicans want (are actively trying) … Continue reading

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The Candidates Did Respond… and it’s underwhelming

Both the Romney campaign and the Obama campaign have answered sciencedebate.org’s 14 questions. Just a cursory glance and it appears that they both punted on a lot of the questions.  Especially the education one.  We have a lot of unemployed … Continue reading

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2012 Presidential Election Predictions

Well, I’ve been saying this all along, so it shouldn’t be any surprise, but Obama will win.  Very likely, he will win in such a landslide as the modern age hasn’t ever seen.  This isn’t going to be Bush/Gore, this … Continue reading

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Politicians Refuse to Tell Us Their Thoughts…

Sciencedebate.org is trying to get someone… anyone in the US congress to answer some questions.  But they are refusing. Sigh… so much for transparency in government. The sad part is the senators and reps on this list are the chairs … Continue reading

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The Dichotomy of Political Beliefs

So, I had a question pop up into my head recently and it’s caused some reflection.  There are two big name issues in the political spectrum of the US right now.  One is Universal healthcare, the other is abortion. The … Continue reading

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What Should the Democrats Do Now?

I’ve said this before.  November is either the end of our decent American society or the beginning of a long battle to reclaim it.  If Romney wins, then the citizens of this country are screwed.  Anyone who doesn’t know this … Continue reading

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Chris Collins – Stupidest Candidate Ever

I don’t expect much from politicians and I sure do get what I expect, but this is stunningly, jaw-droppingly, unbelievably, the stupidest thing I have ever heard from a politician’s mouth. People now don’t die from prostate cancer, breast cancer … Continue reading

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Obamacare and Conservative Cognitive Dissonance

One thing that conservatives have been bitching about for decades is the unfairness of our society.  Why should the people with jobs have to pay for people to not have jobs (welfare).  Why should the people who are citizens of … Continue reading

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Obamacare and Your Rights

This is originally a response to a post on facebook, so it’s not as complete as I might like.  Feel free to discuss. First, let me say this. You do have the right to not have health insurance. There are … Continue reading

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Asymmetrical Warfare

Asymmetrical warfare is warfare between two belligerents whose effective power is vastly different.  Think the Chinese army vs. the national army of Belgium.   Not to say that Belgium is a weakling.  They aren’t.  They’re still in the top 50 … Continue reading

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