US Domestic Politics

Discussion of US politics and their world impact.

American Thieves aka job creators

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the employers write the amout of fica deducted on paycheck stubs but pocket it, do not report earnings paid to IRS nor pay the fica listed on the stub. Gee, they are so over regulated.

Looking Forward to the 2016 Election -NOT!

Look at the possibilities! You have Hillary Clinton who will continue the Obama status quo with more hawkishness. If Hillary can't escape her problems-God help the Demos. I don't know what other Demo is electable. If a Repub wins and has a Repub Congress-watch for a wave of mean! If the repubs nominate a congenial candidate, Hillary may lose anyway. Sorry Demos-Warren and Sanders aren't viable candidates in this political high finance world.

Religious Liberty or Freedom to Discriminate?

Following are excerpts from an article at: http://atlantaforward.blog.ajc.com/2015/03/12/religious-liberty-or-freedom-to-discriminate/

The article is about a proposed Georgia bill. Elton John offers one opinion and lawyer Jack Sibley offers another:

Excerpts from Elton:

Literal vs figurative

There has been a discussion about the abuse or over use of the term literal. I agree and have seen examples. However, I will assert that an asshole is responsible in this case, literally. Akron has had a serial (not cereal at this point) defecator ASSaulting the neigborhood, soiling car hoods and childrens' playground equipment since 2012. One estimate is over a hundred turds are involved.

Big Brother, Father and Mother

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/police-653750-phone-records.html

ACLU sues Anaheim PD over police phone surveillance

https://www.aclu.org/maps/stingray-tracking-devices-whos-got-them

Stingray Tracking Devices: Who's Got Them?

Pandora's Peccadillo

All of the horrors unleashed on the world when Pandora's box was opened were supposed to be ballanced by the one spirit that did not flee but stayed behind. What if Pandora failed to evaluate her saviour? What if Hope was an empty suit, but had good PR instinct, just no there there. An ordinary product that if left in the sun and melted, you wouldn't miss.

What Would Your Democracy Look Like?

Theory: Consider a area of 10,000 people just to set a parameter. The area could be urban, rule or something in-between. What would your model be in a situation where you could influence the formation of a democracy or any other kind of government?

Of course I'm interested in offering my own theories, but I would like to see some of ideas or consideration in forming a government that doesn't exactly fit with the orthodoxy of traditional forms of government, even if your theory is about adjusting our current form of government.

Women issues

Technically these should everyone's issues. There were so many pieces on

http://www.marieclaire.com/politics/ I couldn't pick a title that fit. One article says one in three men would rape if they could get away with it. Like I said, that should not be a women's issue.

ACA vs the nazis on SCOTUS

This "It comes down to 4 words" mantra is nonsense, it's one word. 'The state' vs 'a state', or 'a vs the'. 'The state' is the US and federal, 'a state' is all 50 or 50 minus the commonwealths that are not states.

Obamacare

53% of Americans think the poor should die because of healthcare availabilty.

Another Chelsea win

Chelsea Manning will hereby be referred to as 'she' rather than he, by court order.

Can stupid people learn?

My contention that 25% of Americans are stupid (half of the half that vote thought Sarah Palin qualified to be president) is supported by their continual belief that tax cuts don't cause deficits, or budget shortfalls. Cognitive dissonance* might be at play or just their inbred brain lesions. faced-crisis-brownback-reconsiders-obamacare Free healthcare from the government was against red state governors' morals.

Currently Chatting

Restoration

The biggest mass extinction in the history of the world was caused by carbon dioxide. That’s the conclusion of a shocking new study published last week in Science Magazine.

According to that study - the Permian Mass Extinction - which occurred 252 million years ago - started when a group of volcanoes erupted in Siberia - sending tons upon tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

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