In order for there to be secrets, people must keep secrets, support secrets, become complicit in the punishment of those who reveal secrets, so to take away the power of secrets, people must choose to not participate in the whispering and demand that truth be allowed to be spoken.
Very, very few secrets are necessary, so on the scale of liberty, we must push toward no secrets...if we are to consider ourselves any semblance of a free society. Secrets are a disease, growing silently and always deadly.
Secrets are dangerous, because the keepers of secrets are dangers.
When we stop the secrets we will see who is really behind the curtain.
It is time to consider why a man must risk all to tell the truth and why so, so few are willing to risk anything: The Whistleblower
Taxes Do Damage
Surprisingly, despite all the attention federal spending cuts and sequestration have received, our calculations suggest they are not the main contributors to this projected drag. The excess fiscal drag on the horizon comes almost entirely from rising taxes. Specifically, we calculate that nine-tenths of that projected 1 percentage point excess fiscal drag comes from tax revenue rising faster than normal as a share of the economy. [Read]
But, realistically, it is rare to enlighten a fool.
As to the IRS and its relation to banana republics: The Autocrat Accountants
There is no freedom when one must account for who they are, especially when they disagree with those in power.
Harvard's Reinhart and Rogoff Publish Formal Correction
Is there really anyone out there that believes there is not a tipping point when government debt becomes a societal obstacle to economic growth--aside from idiot Krugman, of course?
Stapel was an academic star in the Netherlands and abroad, the author of several well-regarded studies on human attitudes and behavior. That spring, he published a widely publicized study in Science about an experiment done at the Utrecht train station showing that a trash-filled environment tended to bring out racist tendencies in individuals. And just days earlier, he received more media attention for a study indicating that eating meat made people selfish and less social. [Read]
Science that does not happen with acclaimed published results is not science, it is politics, clear politics.
No, Not This! Are We Represented?
The problem stems from whether members and aides set to enter the exchanges would have their health insurance premiums subsidized by their employer — in this case, the federal government. If not, aides and lawmakers in both parties fear that staffers — especially low-paid junior aides — could be hit with thousands of dollars in new health care costs, prompting them to seek jobs elsewhere. Older, more senior staffers could also retire or jump to the private sector rather than face a big financial penalty. [Read]
It's not an issue that it may be too costly to your company or you. For those who think these people are there to represent their constituents, you can see clearly that they are their only constituents. BTW, relatively, these people they are concerned about are well paid.
Who is representing us?
Politics of Fools
It Is Disturbing That Mike Rice Gets More Coverage Than Kermit Gosnell and Kathy Boudin
And if you want to read about the uncomfortableness that is not being discussed: Abortion doctor on trial, but media not interested; pro-lifers see bias in Philadelphia case
It is of use at times to not ask what is covered by the media but what is not.
Request freedom from government, everything else is a negotiation and we all lose!
We won't be around when the sun swallows the earth in a fiery feast, but do you suppose the same fools who doubt the sun's influence would be scratching their head and looking for shade as the sun melts them, saying, "This is a man made problem! Just change our habits and the sun will cool!"
Be entertained by fools, for you cannot change their ways.
Read: Report shows UN admitting solar activity may play significant role in global warming
I am not interested in rearranging furniture in a burning building, and there seems to be no desire to put the fire out.
"...for the great problems, granting that they let themselves be grasped at all, do not let themselves be held by toads and weaklings..."
And is there a more judicious description of politicians than 'toads and weaklings'?
Our Road to Serfdom
'U.S. Per Person Debt Now 35 Percent Higher than that of Greece'
Of course, that is only if you are responsible and care about your country and future generations. If you don't, you just want more of the same--yes, you are the problem.
It was our belief 4 years ago that Barack Obama was not qualified. He has spent the last 4 years demonstrating his ineptitude and indifference. He has gone out of his way to make it exceedingly clear to the American voter that he does not know what he is doing and does not care to do what is expected of the president of the United States. Have you missed this? Has anyone missed this?
The finances of this country will destroy the country from within, if not addressed immediately. We have burdened our children, grandchildren and future generations with debt that will enslave them--yes, this government is enslaving its own. As adults, we do not seem to be holding ourselves accountable or our government accountable, we seem to just be asking for more, and forcing future generations to foot the bill. This is not only wrong, it is evil. And for whom is this okay?
- The choice is between a man who does not want to lead, does not know how to lead, and has nowhere to lead versus a man who has demonstrated he can lead, is willing to lead in difficult times, and knows the responsibility of the job.
- The choice is between a man who does not understand economics and thinks it beneath him to entangle himself in real world economics (he was going to half the deficit but instead went for a double) versus a man who prospered by taking companies that were failing and turning them into successful enterprises.
- The choice is between a slow death and a future.
If you see none of this, there is nothing for us to offer. Obama has been a horrible president, which is not debatable. (For those who say such a statement is racist, it is so only if you believe his failure is due to his race, whereas we believe his failure is due to his ability, much like Thomas Sowell has stated.)
Democrats like to make themselves feel good by pretending they care, but what thinking person does not see through their worn, self-serving veil? You do not care about anyone when you turn future generations into slaves for the government for your wants now...anyone except yourself, that is. What big dreams will future generations have? What progress will they make as a society? They will not get a chance to find out because we have presented them with a bill they must pay, we have sent future generations to debtors prison, because we wanted more than we could pay for now.
If you are unsure of whom to vote for next week, you are the problem. If you are voting for Obama, you want something from others, something you feel owed and is the responsibility of future generations, you are a spoiled child throwing a tantrum.
Let us say you own a nice, profitable family business that provides for your family and others in the community. Now let us say that you have a terminal disease and must pick someone to run your business, keeping it moving forward, profitable, to provide for your family, and you do not feel you can pick a family member. The future of your business, your family's livelihood is in the hands of the person you pick for the job, and you end up with two candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Who would you choose to run your business for you family's well being when you are gone?
The United States of America needs to pick a leader as if it matters to our future, not as if they we are voting for "Most Likely to Wear the Latest Fashion" in the highschool yearbook.