Archive for April, 2006

Entitlements.

26 April 2006

I am not sure this is right on, but it is something to think about.

Entitlements could be a whole post, this is just one small part.  Read on.

Love him or loathe him, he nailed this one right on the head……….

By Rush Limbaugh:

I think the vast differences in compensation between victims of the September 11 casualty and those who die serving our country in Uniform are profound. No one is really talking about it either, because you just don't criticize anything having to do with September 11. Well, I can't let the numbers pass by because it says something really disturbing about the
entitlement mentality of this country. If you lost a family member in the September 11 attack, you're going to get an average of $1,185,000. The range is a minimum guarantee of $250,000, all the way up to $4.7 million.

If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier killed in action, the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is taxable.

Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are the surviving spouse, you get $833 a month until you remarry. And there's a payment of $211 per month for each child under 18. When the child hits 18, those payments come to a screeching halt.

Keep in mind that some of the people who are getting an average of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining that it's not enough. Their deaths were tragic, but for most, they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Soldiers put themselves in harms way FOR ALL OF US, and they and their families know the dangers.

We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from the Oklahoma City bombing have started an organization asking for the same deal that the September 11 families are getting. In addition to that, some of the families of those bombed in the embassies are now asking for compensation as well.

You see where this is going, don't you? Folks, this is part and parcel of over 50 years of entitlement politics in this country. It's just really sad. Every time a pay raise comes up for the military, they usually receive next to nothing of a raise. Now the green machine is in combat in the Middle East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live in low-rent housing. Make sense?

However, our own U S. Congress voted themselves a raise. Many of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month. And most are now equal to being millionaires plus. They do not receive Social Security on retirement because they didn't have to pay into the system.
If some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out a s an E-7, they may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people who placed them in harm's way receives a pension of $15,000 per month.

I would like to see our elected officials pick up a weapon and join ranks before they start cutting out benefits and lowering pay for our sons and daughters who are now fighting.

If you like social bookmarking, this is the ONE site for you!

24 April 2006

popurls.com | popular urls to the latest web buzz

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What Kirk Cameron is up to.

24 April 2006

Now I consider myself ‘religious’ but this is quite something.

The Way of The Master Episode 7 The Beauty of a Broken Spirit – Atheism: – Google Video

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Finance

23 April 2006

I came across this link http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/letters.html it is all of Mr. Buffett's letters to shareholders.

I am reading all types of business stuff lately.  I just finished Robert Hagstrom's Warren Buffet Way this week and I am reading Phil Town's typepad blog archive.  Interesting stuff.  Mr. Town seems to have been taught by Mr. Hagstrom; maybe he is the 'Wolf'.  Anyway, if Mr. Buffett took the torch from Mr. Graham, maybe Mr. Town is offering to take the torch from Mr. Buffett in a way.  They all seem to run together.  It is amazing that Mr. Hagstrom's book was written in 1993 just before the hayday of day trading.  Didnt anyone read his book?  It all makes too much sense.  I guess Mr. Hagstrom's quote, or was he quoting Mr. Buffett about Index Investors being smart but a little knowledge and you could be a business investor and do even better was overlooked.

Anyway.  It is a very interesting universe of finance theorists.

Google Phil Town or go hear him at a Get Motivated seminar near you, interesting stuff.  Or just check out rule #1 investing's new website.

Obesity is killing us, literally.

17 April 2006

http://www.oversizecasket.com/

 You can even get a casket that is square.  7 feet long by 7 feet wide.

If your BMI is greater than 30 and you are eating while you are reading this, put the food down.    Step away from the food.

If you dont know what your BMI is, shame on you.  Google it.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=bmi

Patriots, Then and Now

16 April 2006

OpinionJournal – Peggy Noonan

Something to think about…

She may be on to something here….

Jack Bauer 24

16 April 2006

Just some facts about Jack Bauer:
     If everyone on 24 followed Jack's instructions, it would be called
     12.
     Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas.
     There have been no terrorist attacks in the United States since Jack
     Bauer appeared on television.
     When someone asks Jack Bauer how his day is going, Jack replies,
     "Previously on 24…"
     Jack Bauer doesn't speak any foreign languages, but he can make any
     foreigner speak English in a matter of minutes.

Nerds Make Better Lovers

9 April 2006

glee* Magazine

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new ways to use your camera or camera phone

8 April 2006

Geek to Live: Develop your (digital) photographic memory – Lifehacker

everyone needs one

7 April 2006

even if you arent a tree hugger.
this is a must have.
just makes too much sense.

Real Goods Catalog – Indoor Home

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