8/04/2009

Winston Churchill on Islam

WINSTON CHURCHILL ON ISLAM - IN 1899!

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!

Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.

The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities - but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."

-Sir Winston Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899).

8/03/2009

Hey Poor People - Listen Up!

If you think that increasing taxes on "the rich" is not going to affect you, then you are going to be disappointed.

Let me give you a lesson in very basic economics. Don't worry, there is no mathematics involved, just clear, logical thinking.

1. Why are you poor?
2. Why are the rich rich?
3. Who pays the rich man's taxes?
4. Why does raising taxes on the wealthy hurt you, the poor?

1. Why are you poor?
You are poor for one or more of the following reasons: A) You are stupid. B) You are ignorant. C) You are smart (capable), but make stupid and/or ignorant decisions. D) You are smart, but made stupid and/or ignorant decisions. E) "The Man", or "Whitey" is keeping you down. F) Your parents fucked up and damaged you for life, rendering you incapable of overcoming your situation, essentially mentally and socially retarded. G) You had some or a lot of bad luck.

2. Why are the rich rich?
The rich, successful, wealthy, or whatever you want to call them are successful for one or more of the following reasons: A) They are smart. B) They make smart decisions. C) They work hard for success, even if "The Man" or "Whitey" is trying to keep them down. D) Even if their parents fucked up, they realized that now they are independent adults, their past does not have to dictate what their future will be. E) They had some or a lot of good luck.

3. Who pays the rich man's taxes?
The rich man, nearly every one in America, got rich through his own efforts. Most of the people whom you would call "rich" own some kind of business, that sells stuff you want to buy, or services you want to buy, or sells stuff or services that companies you buy stuff or services from want to buy. In other words, they start a company; sometimes it is a corporation, sometimes it is just a little mom-and-pop store. They work hard. When the government steals money from them (which the government calls "taxes"), the business owner increases the price of the stuff or services that he is selling. It cannot be any other way. He cannot pay money he does not have; he has to get it from you.

4. Why does raising taxes on the wealthy hurt you, the poor?
Now that you know how it works, here is what you need to understand: Raising taxes on the rich is raising taxes on EVERYONE, including YOU! YOU are paying the taxes, not "The Rich". YOU are paying. When you pay more for stuff you NEED, you have less money left over for stuff you WANT.

The message you need to understand is, whenever the government raises taxes on ANYONE, it is raising taxes on EVERYONE!

So, stop being stupid, stop being ignorant, stop doing stupid and ignorant things, like voting for politicians that raise taxes. Learn how to manage your money, start a business, and become rich yourself.

THIS IS THE REAL AMERICAN DREAM! GETTING TO KEEP THE MONEY YOU EARN!

8/02/2009

Rich People

Why are wealthy people always vilified? They aren't all evil, any more than all members of any particular group are evil. The rich, in our country, usually got rich because they did something great, and America allows people to be rewarded for doing great things. (It used to, anyway).

Rich people are generally smart, and very good with managing their money.

I never had a good job that was owned by a poor person. I did work for a less than rich person once, and during that time I always had to worry about first, getting a paycheck, and then, my paycheck clearing the bank.

Just like I don't want to go to a doctor who drives a crappy old car and lives in a cheap apartment, I do not want to work for anyone who is not personally rich. Wealth is a sign of competence. It makes me comfortable to know that the people who issue me my paycheck know exactly what they are doing, and that I can count on continued income, and always getting paid for the work I do.

When did Doctors become the Bad Guys?

When did Doctors become the bad guys? President Fuck Up says that doctors are performing unnecessary procedures just to collect higher reimbursements from insurance companies. What a laugh! Fraud does indeed occur, but when it does, it is big news. What that means is that it is extremely rare.

And, what is so terrible about health insurance as it now stands? My health insurance has enabled me to be able to afford to save the lives of my children and wife, and myself, on numerous occasions. The insurance companies are good, not bad.

The fact that some people have no insurance is what is bad. This can be remedied by congress, but they want to take a sledge hammer to fix something that only takes a quarter of a turn with a screwdriver. They want to dismantle the entire system of health care, including how doctors perform their jobs, and how much they can be paid, when the market place can handle that much more efficiently than any government regulation could.

As for me, I would be uncomfortable getting medical care from a doctor who drives a 1992 Pinto to work, and has plastic stacking chairs on bare linoleum floors in his waiting room. He had damn well better be driving at least a $50,000 car, and living in a nicer house than me. That means he is good at what he does. When I am sick, or a member of my family is sick, I want the most competent help I can find, not the cheapest.

Taxation is Killing the American Dream

Freedom includes the right to earn and keep your own money. People who work hard should be allowed to keep their money. That, indeed, is the American dream, not owning a house and driving a big car. The right to put yourself into a better position than you started out, by hard work, saving, sacrificing, and careful planning.

My parents had a better life than their parents, and I had a better life than my parents. This was accomplished with hard work (and as always, some good luck). But we were allowed to keep nearly all of what we earned. Now, with all the massive spending of the new federal government, under the administration of President Fuck Up and the Chicago mob, taxes will only go up. They propose new taxes on everything. They are even proposing taxing the air we breathe! Carbon dioxide is going to be taxed! That is absurd. CO2 is a natural gas that is generated whenever anything burns, and by all living animals as they breathe. CO2 is used by plants and converted back into O2, which is what we need to live. Taxing it is outrageous.

Global Whining

Global whining alarmists are touting that the consensus of scientists around the world agrees that the average global temperature is increasing. So what? Big deal. The earth’s temperature has been fluctuating for billions of years. They claim that human production of CO2 is causing it. Maybe it is true, but maybe it isn’t.

A consensus does not make a scientific fact. In the 1700s and 1800s, the vast consensus of scientists agreed that Negroes (black Africans) were an inferior race of humans. In the 1900s, the consensus of German scientists, along with many others around the world, agreed that Jews were an inferior race. These scientific “conclusions” were used to justify slavery and mass murder.

Carl Sagan, a scientist, made a statement regarding extraordinary claims: “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” There has been no “extraordinary evidence” regarding global whining, just computer models. These computer models, when fed information from the past several decades, are not even able to project the actual climate we are having today. How can they be relied upon to predict what will happen in the distant future?

One last thing – it is well known among scientists and scientifically literate people (who are not ideologically driven), that correlation is not necessarily causation. Just as ice cream sales increase in hot weather, it is not accurate to say that increased ice cream sales causes hot weather, likewise, just as CO2 levels rise with warmer average temperatures, it is not accurate to say that the CO2 causes the higher temperatures. They may go hand in hand, but it may be that either one causes the other, or that a third factor is involved.