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crimulus’ weekly Twitter updates — 2010-11-21

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Posted by on November 21, 2010 in Twitter Updates

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Tax dollars should not allow a U.S. official to make MORE than their salary

This is a cause that I have come up with, and I think it a noble one.  Get more details on the Facebook group page, but the jist is:

U.S. taxpayer dollars should never allow a U.S. official (Representative, Senator, President, judge, or anyone else whose salary is paid by public taxes) to make MORE than the salary for his/her position.

Example: If a Senator’s 2009 salary is $174k, but he/she made $80k on a real estate deal in 2009, they would only be allowed to keep $94k in wages from the federal government.

President Obama said in his State of the Union speech last night:

Families across the country are tightening their belts and making tough decisions. The federal government should do the same.

I think my idea is a very simple way for him and for Congress (and others) to demonstrate that.  Check it out.

 

Posted by on January 28, 2010 in Commentary, Politics

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Reaction: ABC’s John Stossel Destroys/Pulverizes/Crushes Obama’s anti-American ‘Health Care’ Plan (YouTube)

You know I’m really not for meddling with the system at all, but basically that video says “America can’t do it because England and Canada did it, and it doesn’t work, and there’s no way we could do it better.”

It also, in lieu of building a socialized medical system, justifies charging patients $5 for an aspirin because they need that money for innovations to improve trauma technology availability, cancer treatments, MRIs, etc.

So basically, the costs of all those innovations get distributed among everyone, even people not using it.

How is that not already a socialized system? So can’t America, the land of great innovation do it better? If not … well that’s a sad forecast.

I mean would a single payer system with incentives not solve the problem too? The title of this video is hardly accurate …

The video talks about how Obama purportedly is building a single payer system (this is purely conjecture), then it goes on to conclude that such a single payer system couldn’t work because Canada and England can’t make it work. It “destroys/pulverizes/crushes” a theoretical Obama “‘health care’ plan” that doesn’t even exist on the grounds that there’s no way America could implement a system better than Canada or England …

Beautiful.

 

Posted by on October 23, 2009 in Commentary, Politics

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Twitter weekly updates by crimulus for 2009-10-04

  • Weekend day 1 = Fix brick stair and clean up dirt, install tie rods on truck, split wood, build wood box … I am beat, and twice that tom. #
  • RT @PJA64X We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. — Aesop (LOL!) #
  • If heaven is filled with half the self righteous jackasses who insist they'll be there, I'll be first in line to punch my ticket to hell. #
  • I happen to be quite pleased with Pence's (R-IN) delivery in his speech http://abv8.me/1s0, but where has the fiscal cons. been for 9 years? #
  • RT @YouQuotedQuotes A heart that loves is always young. ~ Greek Proverb #Quotes #
  • Leaving work to go to my second job — it's called "The Weekend" #
  • … ubuntu.com down ??? #
  • What problem with the brain causes me to type "raight" instead of "rate" lol #
  • Ok fine, Obama wasted time pleaing to the Olympic committee, but is it a *good thing* that the US won't get to host the Olympics? #
  • RT @factcheckdotorg http://bit.ly/3I1fxM – Grayson’s Iffy Claims #
  • @silverclassics Open Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type "sudo apt-get install mplayer" (without quotes). #
  • RT @PJA64X If I love you, what business is it of yours? — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #
  • RT @GStephanopoulos Obama-McChrystal Surprise Meeting on Air Force One http://bit.ly/4eVV2 #
  • The pessimist: Humans are just like the squirrel crossing the road in primal search of a nut, and our efforts equally as meaningless. #
  • The optimist: Humans are just like the squirrel crossing the road in primal search of a nut, and our efforts equally as meaningful. #
  • I just a squirrel crossing the road on a power line with an acorn in its mouth and an 8" leaf, complete with leaves, still attached. lol #
  • Good job Robert D. Raiford on inflicting reason onto the unreasonable. #
  • RT @PJA64X The usefulness of a pot comes from its emptiness. — Lao Tzu #
  • RT @TheOnion Thousands Of Unemployed Manufacturing Robots Join Military http://ow.ly/15SnGX #
  • RT @PJA64X By attempting the impossible one can attain the highest level of the possible. — August Strindberg #
  • It is the fire and brimstone conjecturer who believes he is right and everyone who disagrees is wrong, and who is, therefore, always wrong. #
  • Entertainment journalism: the "temptress detour" of an information deprived populous. #
  • I want to applaud Sue Myrick's (R-NC) calm, objective assessment of the current Congressional environment this morning on The Big Show JB&B #
  • I got a BSOD and no left hand! #
  • RT @KarlRove New Polling News & Notes: Unemployment, GDP Growth Show Little Predictive Value for Midterm Results http://bit.ly/V2YM7 #
  • RT @thewordoftheday 30/9 – tenebrific (/ˌtɛnəˈbrɪfɪk/) – adj: producing darkness. #
  • Think you have smart, informed opinions on Obama? Present them like this, or you're just another idiot:
    http://abv8.me/1oQ @GeorgeFWill #
  • Why is it anymore that personal opinion, emotion, morals, bleach away people's quest for logic? #
  • @wceberly I like your history and your quotes, but why do you insist on incorporating your politics! #
  • RT @YouQuotedQuotes Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. ~ Elizabeth Bibesco #
  • Microsoft … marketing sex, the human race would have ended … no one would be caught dead doing something that uncool http://abv8.me/1op #
  • Sometimes a really good whole body stretch is as great as a 2 hour massage. #
  • @silverclassics Don't forget: curtains, mail check for ticket, price shentel pages graphic ad. #
  • RT @factlets 100 years ago Paris had 437 km of pneumatic tubes to deliver mail across the city in minutes. http://tw2t.com/aZl #
  • RT @thewordoftheday 29/9 – piscivorous (/pɪˈsɪvərəs/) – adj: fish-eating. (from @palimpsests) #
  • I'd have Al Jolson sing "I'm sitting on top of the world" #
  • agh I suck at #chess lol #
  • lol Watch out what surveys you fill out on Facebook! http://abv8.me/1o2 #
  • RT @wceberly 943 yrs today, Sept 28, 1066, William the Conqueror invades England http://bit.ly/5m8CX #
  • For those of you caught up in the Obama czar nonsense: http://abv8.me/1nX #
  • RT @PJA64X The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life. — Muhammad Ali #
  • RT @TheOnion Sports: NFL Scientists Postulate Theoretical Down Before First Down http://ow.ly/15RAmp #
  • RT @PJA64X We do not attract what we want, but what we are. — James Allen #
  • Extremely compelling evidence that there is hope for this country (the US) under our current President: http://abv8.me/1ns #
  • Biased, yes, but read and learn a little: http://abv8.me/1nr (Search out other sources, as usual, of course) #
  • I'm on my way from misery to happiness today … uh huh uh huh uh huh uh huh #TheProclaimers #
  • Happy birthday Goog11e !!! http://www.google.com/ #
  • Grah … Dolphins … get a freaking defense. #
  • Pontification from Clinton on the political environment of today: http://abv8.me/1nk #
  • More info to digest when formulating opinions or conclusions on health care: http://abv8.me/1nj #
  • Proof that this bickering has nothing to do with productivity and everything to do with partisanship: http://abv8.me/1ne #

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Posted by on October 4, 2009 in Twitter Updates

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Twitter weekly updates by crimulus for 2009-09-13

  • People, if you respect this country, respect its leaders and seek logical debate, don’t give your kids signs like this: http://abv8.me/17F #
  • Off to the homeplace to see how many people ask me what crazy beer I’m drinking 🙂 #
  • @THETETRA Yeah … I really can’t believe it’s been 10 years. #
  • It can take only seconds to forget, continuous repetition to remember, but quite often a lifetime to forgive. Also takes a lifetime to die. #
  • Rather than focus on the bad, I would like to now reflect on Sept. 11, 1999. I had just bought a Dreamcast (9/9/99) and Sonic. Good times. #
  • <?php @jeremytharp (); ?> 🙁 #
  • RT @NPRPOLITICS What were you doing #on911? Driving down I-68 on my way to class in Morgantown. Got out of class at 11am & towers were gone. #
  • and the legend of the RENT was WAY HARDCORE!!!!!!!!!!!! #
  • In the days of the caveman, mammoths, and glaciers … bugs and trees were your food then. No pyjamas or doctors …… #
  • Finally ordered the sound card I need to make my studio come back to life. http://abv8.me/15y 1U Rackmount, 14 input channels + USB=SWEEEET #
  • http://abv8.me/15v Apology made, apology accepted. Now, can we move on and deal with the whole innovating-to-fix-the-damn-problem thing? #
  • RT @TheOnion Americans Observing 9/11 By Trying Not To Masturbate http://bit.ly/11ZD7y LMFAO #
  • Good job, Mr. President, calling the Congress to action. Way to call out the naysayers (on both sides) and proffer a real compromise. #
  • Coolest thing ever! Wardensville on CNN … http://abv8.me/14O Makes me very proud 🙂 #
  • About the coolest picture ever 😀 http://abv8.me/14L (Crasher Squirrel) #
  • @NBA Clyde Drexler #Fathead Twivia (20k pts, 6k rebs, 6k asts) #
  • RT @factcheckdotorg Q: Did Obama change his back-to-school speech in response to pressure from conservatives? A: http://bit.ly/KVJxO #
  • @silverclassics Hey if you think about it today call about the FF table, see what’s up with that. #
  • RT @TheOnion President Obama Holds Surprise Rooftop Press Conference http://bit.ly/1CX2f #
  • Life tip: You are only as good as the ice cream you eat. Mmmmm … I am real good. 😀 #
  • http://abv8.me/13d Focus on McCain’s comments. This is the guy who would be President if Obama weren’t. If he can move on and compromise… #
  • @GSTEPHANOPOULOUS Wow! 😀 (Al Franken draws the US) http://abv8.me/13c #
  • http://abv8.me/13b AGREE: ‘the country has “become so polarized that we believe that our president is an enemy and not our leader.”‘ #
  • When you spend less time working on your focus, you can spend more time focusing on your work. I know. The profundity is eternal. #
  • I spent all morning and all night thinking about it, and all I got was this lousy update. #
  • RT @TheOnion White Sufficiency Movement Asserts Whites Right Up There With Other Races http://bit.ly/2bg1CC #
  • Wow, Obama wants so bad to indoctrinate your children that he’s letting you read his speech first …. http://abv8.me/12d … {{ crickets }} #
  • Screw reality, I’m going home. (A la Cartman?) #
  • A good read (essential, in a way) for anyone interested in understanding the foundations of this country (more to come) http://abv8.me/11L #

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Posted by on September 13, 2009 in Twitter Updates

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So Barack Obama bowed to a foreign minister …

Ok the uproar over this gesture (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WlqW6UCeaY) is completely out of hand. Conservatives see it as an admission of Middle Eastern sovereignty over the United States. Liberals see it as a simple miscue.

Is it either? Well, it is both, but let’s be reasonable. Does the Saudi King now believe he has absolute sovereignty over the United States? Has he claimed the United States and its possessions into the domain of Saudi Arabia?

Hardly.

It is ignorant to continually dispute things like this. These are dignitaries. They are not gods. That is, they make mistakes, and they realize people from other cultures make mistakes.

I am not 100% convinced that Obama is bowing, because it looks more like he’s bending over to pick up a quarter he dropped or something. However, if he did bow, it was undoubtedly a gesture of good faith. President Obama did not hand the keys of the United States over to King Abdullah. Yes, a bow to that nature in the Muslim culture is a gesture of complete submission. Obama is not a Saudi citizen however, and Abdullah must be accustomed to interacting with people of different cultures. To that point, it is not likely that the Saudi King recognized this gesture as anything but one of good will.

You’ve got to remember. Leaders constantly get immersed in different cultures and have no choice but to be lenient in their interpretations both in spoken and body language. Look at it this way: if King Abdullah would have smacked Obama on the butt like a basketball player in the locker room, would we really think they were good buddies? You can be certain that the first glance interpretation we made of the gesture would be accompanied by a great deal of skepticism and debate.

If the Saudi King believes he has gained any control over the United States, he did so because of the failed policies of our previous, incompetent, arrogant former President. You know, Dubya? He is the most significant cause of our dwindled respect from our worldly observers.

The “terrorist attacks” of September 11th, 2001 occurred approximately 8 months after George W. Bush was inaugurated the 43rd President of the United States of America. Therefore, Bush’s failure to demonstrate a firm stand against the terrorist powers of the world directly led to this attack.

Disagree? Not preventing that attack is equally as at fault for Muslim sovereignty over the United States as Obama’s apparent faux pas.

Get over it, and, instead of nit-picking Obama’s non-godly ability to make mistakes, help us regain respect, not some ill-conceived reverence, in the international community.

We are not THE power, we are a communal power, and everyone is trying to get along.

But that is another entry …

 

Posted by on April 8, 2009 in Politics

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