Tag Archives: Social

The Road to Serfdom – Your Property…Someone Else’s Benefit

With the millennial generation flocking to Bernie Sanders and Pied Piper socialism, a short course in basic Economic Literacy seems timely and necessary. While it is impossible to cover every detail, this article does provide intellectual ammunition on many of the most important aspects. Thank you for posting it, quoting from it, and forwarding it to your friends and colleagues. Best regards, Paul Economic Literacy 101 – Do Millennials really want the Big Government socialist policies Bernie and Hillary advocate? Paul Driessen America’s 18- to 34-year-old “Millennials” have been tutored in group-think schools that extol socialism. Now they lionize liberal politicians whose class-warfare prescriptions include taxing away all but maybe 1% of the nation’s 0.0001% billionaires’ wealth, then going after Wall Street, Big Business, millionaires and upper middle classes – and giving the “revenue” to those who “need” or “deserve” it more. The entire process revolves around three central questions. Which ruling class elites get to determine who loses, who wins, by how much? Who grants them the power to do so, and holds them accountable? And what happens when the inevitable discontent over their autocratic decisions boils over? Interestingly, many of the same generation have flocked to see films …

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What’s a Curmudgeon? Answer: Experience Speaking Common Sense

Last week at the Northwest Washington Fair my good-friend Lorraine found a special local magazine published for senior retirees, Northwest Retirement Magazine. Northwest Retirement Magazine is a print and online publication full of articles and advertising which focuses on the needs of seniors. The magazine has a regular feature called Curmudgeon’s Corner that shares an anonymous writer’s perspective on daily life. Lorraine shared this article with me and I enjoyed it so much I wanted to share it with you. Northwest Retirement Magazine is a free publication, so I trust that I am not violating anyone’s property rights by sharing this article published in the latest issue of their free magazine for retired people. Please enjoy the Curmudgeon’s Corner. If you know the author of this article please tell them I said thank you. Their words plucked a string in my heart and made me laugh today. ~ Kris Halterman 

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View from the Bottom

Hillsdale College is a private University that offers their publication “Imprimus” free to anyone who wishes to take the time to read the words of professional people from the perspective of independent, responsible citizens who understand that the values of a moral society raise people up. This elevation is not due to government, but from the individuals natural desire to be better and to reap the rewards of their efforts. This month’s Imprimus focus’s on the view from the bottom. What is the view from the bottom? It is the ripple that society has created by convincing generations of people that social assistance is owed to them for their mere existence. That personal comments of receipt of a  welfare check has gone from, “I receive my check,” to “I get paid.” The results of such that nation’s like England and the United States have become desperate to import foreign labor because of: There are three reasons that I can think of why we imported foreign labor to do unskilled work while maintaining large numbers of unemployed people. The first is that we had destroyed all economic incentive for the latter to work. The second is that the foreigners were better …

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Honoring our Veteran’s on Memorial Day

While the media’s attention is focused on the Veterans Association’s Special Lists, I ask that the citizens’ remember to place the blame squarely where it belongs…on the bureaucrats running the VA Hospital’s and staff.  This Administration has a long history of dragging its feet to provide the promised benefits to our veterans. Some time ago the complaint was on shabby hospital facilities and staffing? Has that issue been dealt with? It’s time to demand that the folks who run the VA program to cleanup their own backyard and treat our Vet’s with the respect and dignity befitting those who have dedicated their lives to protect our Country. Now that I’ve got that rant off of my chest, please take a moment to read about the history of the “Memorial Day Holiday.” Where it took root and how to nurture and honor its intent. ~ Kris Halterman President’s Proclamation 2004 Here, you can read the proclamation and the prayer for peace rendered by the President of the United States of America on Memorial Day’s Eve, last year. “For more than two centuries, Americans have been called to defend the founding ideals of our democracy. On Memorial Day, a grateful Nation remembers …

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Ringing in 2014 with You

Happy New Years to Everyone from Saturday Morning Live…2014 is here and so everyone at SML is ready to bring you local information on what’s happening in your neck of the woods. The Holiday’s are always a great time to slow down, spend time with family and friends, remember what was great and not-so-great about the year and make resolutions for the coming year.  Remember that a resolution is to accomplish something and it is meant to give yourself a boost for succeeding to achieve that goal.  The best part of a resolution is the act of working for the achievement.  Reaching that goal should be enjoyed briefly before you set your sights on a new goal, be it a big or small goal…keep reaching for the stars.

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Bowling Factoids: Trivia to Bowl You Over

Bowling Facts Sure To Bowl You Over Jill Harness • Monday, December 21, 2009 at 3:43 PM • 0  Some scientists say that bowling has existed since Egyptian times and that one of the earliest Egyptian pharaohs was uncovered with primitive bowling pins and balls in his tomb. Others dismiss these findings, but historians agree the sport has existed in some form or another since at least 300 AD in Germany. Needless to say, the sport has come a long way in the last millennia. In fact, it is now the most popular sport outside of soccer (football) worldwide and there’s even an active movement to make bowling an Olympic sport. A Sport of Soldiers and Kings The sport was referenced in writing for the first time when the English King Edward the III banned his troops from lawn bowling in order to prevent their being distracted from archery practice. While the game is now considered to be largely blue collar, Henry VIII is said to have been a fan of the game and used cannon balls in sport. Source Evolution of An American Classic Meanwhile, Germans continued playing a traditional outdoor version of the sport known as skittles, which used heavy balls to …

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