Monday, July 31, 2017

Only group that it's acceptable to attack is Christians

 

Another example of the intolerance being generated by the gay agenda. But you won't see or hear this on your local radio or TV stations or national.   Its a broken record but when its reversed the world is coming to an end and the lynch mop gathers.

 

Judge's Faith Judged by Left

July 31, 2017
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) isn't the only one who wants to drive Christians out of the workplace. After the red-faced senator went on an angry tirade over the faith of Trump's budget pick, the backlash was so intense that even the media chimed in. The idea that the Left would impose a religious litmus test seemed shockingly un-American. But if liberals learned their lesson, you wouldn't know it in Alabama, where LGBT activists are suggesting that a judge should be disqualified from a case simply for being a believer.

students got a lesson all right -- in intolerance!

Very instructive of those driving and using the gay agenda.  Its really not about marriage equality or discrimination and this is not an outliner. The proper word used in article is correct - intolerance.

Why does this person still have job in our public schools. Has he apologized - I doubt it.

If tables were turned, it would be classified as 'hate speech' which clearly is this. 

 

Vice Principal Schooled in Principle

July 31, 2017
At a Pennsylvania academy, students got a lesson all right -- in intolerance! When two pro-life high schoolers decided to protest abortion on the public sidewalk outside the school, they had a surprising (and profanity-laced) visit from a member of the administration, Vice Principal of Student Life Zach Ruff.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Goats Are Doing Our Job, Says Union



Can't make this up.  

But its important - our tax dollars support the university and they are hired to run it manage costs. Don't need more life-long employees and frankly maybe should institute a program for student to do more work - sweat equity to reduce their tuition/room & board or cash.  This is labor pool that needs to learn work especially the dignity of any work.

Cato At Liberty



Great moments in public employee unionism, as recorded in the Battle Creek (Mich.) Enquirer:
A battle is brewing at Western Michigan University this summer between a group of hungry goats and a labor union.
The 400-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has filed a grievance contending that the work the goats are doing in a wooded lot is taking away jobs from laid-off union workers.
A spokeswoman said the university had brought in a crew of the nimble-footed ruminants “to clear undergrowth in a woodlot, much of it poison ivy and other vegetation that is a problem for humans to remove….Not wanting to use chemicals, either, we chose the goat solution to stay environmentally friendly.”
The goats are already ahead of schedule in their task of clearing 15 acres before the fall semester – unless the National Labor Relations Board gets mad and decides to charge in.

Two adults -refreshing



Putin and Trump meet in Hamburg, Germany on the sidelines of the G20 Summit










Its important to have a working relationship with countries. First, respecting their perspective and sovereignty.  Second, not impose our values, traditions and policies. Third,  where its vital to our national interests and their - common ground. Can't always but honest and open conversations are greatly needed by our President.  This is a good picture followed, most importantly by an action.
July 09, 2017

Situation Report


Syria: Cease-Fire In Southwest Holding

A U.S.- and Russia-brokered cease-fire for southwest Syria was holding hours after it took effect on July 9, a monitor and two rebel officials said, Reuters reported. The United States, Russia and Jordan reached a cease-fire and "de-escalation agreement" this week with the aim of paving the way for a broader, more robust truce. The announcement came after a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Germany. The agreement is one of the few areas on which the two countries can find compromise. Still, several cease-fires have crumbled since the onset of the Syrian conflict.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Cost of governments in America


Yes, there are many differences but the keen observation is the increasing dependency by a larger number of Americans and businesses on taxpayers.  Without increased economic growth, more working Americans and significant reduction in governments (local, state & federal) the present policies and directions are not sustainable.

The highlighted text below could well apply to America.

July 06, 2017

Situation Report


Egypt: Government Hikes Electricity Prices To Trim Deficit, Secure Global Finance

Cairo increased household electricity prices by up to 42 percent as part of a plan to tackle the deficit and placate the International Monetary Fund, Bloomberg reported July 6. The move, which follows a decision a week earlier to sharply increase fuel prices, is likely to create further tension among a population already struggling with soaring living costs. Egypt agreed to cut power subsidies and spending as part of a plan to secure a $12 billion International Monetary Fund lifeline that is regarded as vital to boosting the confidence of foreign investors. However, Egyptians have grown accustomed to the government's wide-reaching subsidy programs, which are being kept afloat largely by foreign aid. If the Egyptian government cannot find a way to sustain them, the country's fragile stability may not hold.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Why Americans Feel Less Free Today Than 10 Years Ago

....The size of government is certainly a problem. Federal, state, and local governments spent an astonishing 37.7 percent of America’s gross domestic product in 2015. That’s over 37 cents of every dollar Americans produced in 2015....

Who has discretionary dollars and how much?

Goodbye Middle Class: 51 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than 30,000 Dollars A Year. Think they have an extra $103 per money for discretionary spending?

This is problem with such polls and data as this - its misleading. Open for whatever opinion you may subscribe to can use this.

What are the variables used to determine discretionary and by whom. For example, Is a Galaxy 8 discretionary or necessary expenditure? New versus used car for purchase?

Remember the political gospel - 'all politics is local'. So is money.
 
jls


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US Consumer Spending Near Nine-Year High in June, at $103

US Consumer Spending Near Nine-Year High in June, at $103
by Justin McCarthy

Story Highlights

  • Essentially unchanged from May, when it averaged $104
  • June's average on par with most May-to-June changes
  • Consumers' daily spending has averaged at least $100 since February
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' daily self-reports of spending averaged $103 in June, similar to their average of $104 in May. Last month represents the highest level of reported June spending since 2008, when spending averaged $104. It falls just short of the nine-year high of $114, from May 2008.
Americans' Reported Spending "Yesterday" -- Monthly Averages 

Who benefits - definitely not private workers

This is the public sector unions of Illinois keeping their jobs, pensions, and healthcare at the expense of private sector workers who do not have this fantastic compensation package.  Plus with a basically guarantee to not lose their job.
Raise personal income tax rate 32% from 3% to near 5% and spending at close to $37B. No spending reduction to reduce the burden on Illinois non- public sector workers.  Remember, every private non state working person NOT receiving their job directly from the State or local government or through programs and agencies funded with be paying not only their 32% but those in the public sector.
Oh, by the way, what is your premium for health insurance going to be 2018?
That is what Democrats  have done here - protect their political base and funding mechanism and 'be damn with the rest of the people and businesses in the state'
But they keep getting elected  so maybe in years ahead it will be Cuba with no opposition.

jls 

  Foundation for Illinois citizens as the state's budget gap and unpaid bill piles soars