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Thursday, July 27, 2017

IRS doled out more than $24 billion in potentially bogus refunds: audit - Washington Times

Image result for flickr commons images IRS LogoIRS doled out more than $24 billion in potentially bogus refunds: audit - Washington Times:

"The IRS doled out more than $24 billion in potentially bogus refunds claimed under several controversial tax credits in 2016, according to a new audit that said $118 million was even paid to people who weren’t authorized to work in the U.S. in the first place."


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Socialist Junkies

By Tammy Derouin

Throughout the ages, puppet masters have employed the useful services of the uninformed, as well as those uninterested in reality or finding the truth. The effort to distort truth and convince the masses to follow a beating drum are matched by the eagerness of the foolish to blindly follow anyone leaving a trail of imaginary entitlements. The more generous the hunter is with his bait, the easier it becomes for the hunted to ignore the warning signs.

Image result for Danger AheadThe victims of past expeditions of doom clearly posted and recorded their experiences to warn future travelers. However, when the senses are distracted by magic dust, causing unrealistic visions of government provided goods and services to start dancing in their heads, the Utopian dream is just too hard to resist. The slippery slope is ready for the next round of victims.

The deep canyon of reality is waiting for impact. The bedrock is not lined with cushions to soften the blow. Why should it be, you've accepted the false facade; time to accept reality. If you survived the initial impact you quickly realize that you have become a prisoner. The shackles may be invisible but the truth of where you just landed is all too real and almost impossible to escape.

The lack of knowledge and understanding of socialism, right here in the United States, has become a dangerous alternative for far too many unsuspecting Americans. Their eagerness to revisit past mistakes is beyond alarming. I saw a post circulating on social media pushing the joys of socialism. The preschool tactics used to lure the uninformed into the socialist trapping reinforce the lack of knowledge most people have on socialism.

The example of a Utopian paradise in this round of ignorant bliss was Denmark. The meme stated some of the wonderful delusions that socialist junkies want you to believe. Sadly, it works. How many blindly and foolishly re-posted the fairy tale of deceit? I can't just blame the millennial generation on this one. Although, they have probably received the least education on American history and what makes this country great. Considering the age of some of those posting, it was even more baffling. They were taught and they lived during the expansion of socialism and communism. They should know better.

Socialism was being praised because in Denmark health care and education are free. They have a higher minimum wage. These were some of the reasons that Denmark is supposedly the happiest country in the world. There are also two sides to every story. It didn't take much digging to get the truth.

I read several articles on this topic to get a better understanding of why the statement at the end of the meme said that we should be more like Denmark. As an American, I am offended when anyone claims or suggests that we should be anything less than what we are, a free and independent people. To suggest that we, the United States, should follow any other country is completely foolish and should be avoided at all costs. The United States is exceptional because we are free. To revert to what we escaped and become more European or God help us, Middle Eastern, would be a national disaster.

It didn't take long to quickly realize that Danish citizens do not share the sentiment of the meme. In fact, there's a lot of complaining and unhappiness in their lives. I would dare say if they could reach across the ocean and smack us on the back of our heads for even considering socialism, let alone believing that there are joys in socialism, they would with do so with pleasure.

When the government controls everything, the government calls the shots. Free stuff does not equal freedom. Free health care equates to underpaid medical providers, poor medical quality and long waits to receive poor medical quality. Free education is not free; it's paid for by taxpayers. Speaking of taxes, the Danish people pay an enormous amount of tax. One article, which appeared in the New York Post, claimed 58 to 72 percent of their income goes to the government. The suicide rate is also much higher in Denmark. I would have to guess that living in such a Utopian penitentiary would cause the sale of alcohol and anti-depressants to be rather high.

To get a better glimpse of the happiness which socialism has provided for Denmark, check out some of the readily available articles on the subject. You will find that sarcasm is an unavoidable side-effect. Key words include free health care and education in Denmark and Denmark, the happiest nation in the world.

We are blessed to live in the United States. We already have freedom. Why would we want to exchange it for shackles?

“Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.”

Mark Twain







California imam caught on video allegedly encouraging American Muslims to annihilate Jews – TheBlaze

Image result for flicker commons images Star of DavidCalifornia imam caught on video allegedly encouraging American Muslims to annihilate Jews – TheBlaze:

"Imam Ammar Shahin of the Islamic Center of Davis in northern California was caught on camera allegedly encouraging American Muslims to eliminate Jewish people and praying for the death of Jewish people during a sermon on Friday."


Guardian: Why Not Have 100% 'Inheritance Tax'? | Daily Wire

Guardian: Why Not Have 100% 'Inheritance Tax'? | Daily Wire:

Image result for flicker commons images casket"It is unfair that some inherit more wealth than others given their familial circumstances, argues Wilkinson:

Morally speaking, people who stand to inherit large sums haven’t done anything to earn that money. An accident of birth placed them in a comparatively wealthy family and they’ve benefited from that their whole life. Some people who stand to inherit have struggled, true, but so have many people who won’t inherit anything at all.

Living people have greater needs than the dead, argues Wilkinson in her advocacy for a confiscatory “inheritance tax”:

But what if the desires of the dead directly damage the wellbeing of the living?"

Pakistan Refuses To Crack Down On Terror, Mattis Responds Accordingly: Enough Is Enough | John Hawkins' Right Wing News

Pakistan Refuses To Crack Down On Terror, Mattis Responds Accordingly: Enough Is Enough | John Hawkins' Right Wing News:

Image result for flicker commons images Mad Dog Mattis"He’s withholding $440 million because they have not sufficiently stopped the Haqqani terror network there. Mattis is nothing if not a man of his word. The Trump administration is evidently putting pressure on Pakistan to clean up their act there and to stop letting militant groups run wild and with impunity in Afghanistan. These particular terrorists are the ones attacking American military in Afghanistan, so you can see why Mattis is pissed at them."


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Justice Department issues new financial warning to sanctuary cities - Washington Times

Justice Department issues new financial warning to sanctuary cities - Washington Times:

Image result for flickr commons images Money'"The Justice Department issued a new warning to sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying they must prove they fully cooperate with immigration agents in order to claim federal law enforcement grant money.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said jurisdictions that don’t allow federal agents into their prisons and jails, and that refuse to give at least 48 hours’ notice before releasing illegal immigrants, will lose money."



Gainor: NYT, WaPo Just 'Vanity Press' Propped Up by Billionaire Owners

Gainor: NYT, WaPo Just 'Vanity Press' Propped Up by Billionaire Owners:

Image result for flicker commons images New York Times"Dan Gainor, vice president of Business and Culture at the Media Research Center, joined Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Monday to discuss press reaction to Anthony Scaramucci, the New York Times’ continued blaming of sexism for Hillary Clinton’s election loss, and other current media topics.
Gainor said, “It’s hard to take the New York Times seriously. The only more shrill and ridiculous print outlet in the country anymore is the Washington Post.”"