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I’m tired …..

Message from a tired man

I’m 63.  Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I’ve worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven’t called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there’s no retirement in sight, and I’m tired. Very tired.

I’m tired of being told that I have to “spread the wealth” to people who don’t have my work ethic. I’m tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.

I’m tired of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family “honor”; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren’t “believers”; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for “adultery”; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur’an and Shari’a law tells them to.

I’m tired of being told that out of “tolerance for other cultures” we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and mandrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America and Canada , while no American nor Canadian group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.

I’m tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate.

I’m tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off?

I’m tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I’m tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.

I’m real tired of people who don’t take responsibility for their lives and actions. I’m tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.

Yes, I’m damn tired. But I’m also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I’m not going to have to see the world these people are making. I’m just sorry for my granddaughter.

Robert  A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts  State Senate.

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in Core Thought, USA

 

Gordon Saves the World (Again)

Gordon Brown to warn against global youth unemployment epidemic

Former prime minister will call for Barack Obama to take the lead in helping the 81 million people under the age of 25. Gordon Brown Gordon Brown will tomorrow make a speech on behalf of the world’s young and unemployed.

Gordon Brown will warn on Thursday that the world faces youth unemployment of “epidemic proportions”, as he urges joint action by the G20 group of developed and developing nations to tackle rising joblessness.

Yes, all very noble, but this is the same GB who massively hiked National Insurance instead of income tax. NI is of course a “tax on jobs”. In France, it is so high that employers will bend over backwards NOT to employ anyone and make do with the staff they already have. This is why French workers on average are among the most productive in the world and ALSO why unemployment is consistently around 10% and young people do not on average get their FIRST, FULL-TIME, PERMANENT job till they are OVER THIRTY.

We need to adopt the Franco-EU model like a hole in the head.

So, thanks Gordon, but pontificate less – you’ve done enough damage already. However, if you REALLY want to help, campaign against:

–  the EU tsunami of regulations which make it ever more difficult to compete against Asia
–  high taxes on employment (see above)
– over-complicated tax regimes that penalise endeavour and stifle jobs, except for accountants and tax advisors
– excessive debt, which destroys economies, jobs and in your case careers ….
– the lax regulation of the financial services

I do realize this will be tricky for you, since when in power you worked ceaselessly FOR all the above.

Oh, and while you’re at it, campaign to set up a German-style technical-training and apprentice system to provide the engineers and technicians that we might need if there was any industry left. This would cost, but you could save money by not sending half of Britain’s youth to university to study media skills, sociology and/or football management. I’m not sure if tiddley-winks is yet available ……

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2011 in Business & the Economy, Politics

 

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Europe’s BIG Question

As the Chinese “bail out” Europe, the BIG question is ….

Will the Germans REALLY allow themselves to be shamed and suckered into a ‘fiscal union’ (= Germany pays all the bills)?

The answer is not yet clear, but VAST CHANGES hang on it, and until we know, all the rest is just pussy-footing around waiting …….

The smug self-satisfaction of the gruesome Van Rompo, Juncker, Borroso  mafia and their cronies will be difficult to take if they manage to shame the Germans into signing a blank cheque in this final battle of World War III.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2011 in European Union

 

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IN DEFENCE OF STUART WHEELER

Stuart Wheeler has just become Treasurer of UKIP. Some commentators have called him “dangerous” and/or “a rich, right-wing toff” or even “a monster” …..

Is this fair? Click below to see an analysis ……

IN DEFENCE OF STUART WHEELER

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2011 in Britain

 

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Today’s Eurozone Meeting

Shut up before I slap you, you irritating little French git .....

“Important members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition in Germany are resisting plans for an increase in the EU’s bail-out fund to protect Spain from contagion, complicating a crucial meeting of EU finance ministers on Monday.”

Mr Trichet, also said the fund should be improved “quantitatively and qualitatively”.

They are idiots.

“Errm …. you’ve got severe debt, and it’s killing you …”

“Oh dear, Doctor. What do you prescribe?”

“Well, I think a vast increase of debt will do the trick. I’ll arrange it right away.”

“But Doctor, I can’t pay the existing debt, so how will I be able to pay any MORE?”

“No worries – when you start feeling sick again, we can quantitatively and qualitatively improve your debt and give you some more …”

“But will it work?”

“Not a chance, Matey – Europe gets more sclerotic by the day with every new EU regulation imposed by people who couldn’t run a whelk stall in the real world – but with any luck I’ll have retired with my fat pension by the time we find out. Anyway, you might suddenly start exporting high-quality heavy machinery and machine tools like Germany and thereby experience spectacular growth.”

“It doesn’t sound very likely ……..”

“Who knows … someone always wins the lottery every week, don’t they?”

ENOUGH OF THIS NONSENSE … LET THE BASTARDS GO BUST AND START AGAIN WITHOUT THE RAMPANT GREED.

And how do you “qualitatively” improve a loan? A loan is a loan, innit? A debt is a debt, no!! Just imagine the insult!

“Nah nah – my debt is better quality than yours, so there!!!!”

This is all a surreal farce. ALMOST EVERY country in Europe is in debt; that is the POLITICIANS’ fault. WE THE PLEBS can’t control debt, ONLY THEY CAN. France has not set a balanced budget for THIRTY-FIVE YEARS. The Franco-Belgian-Luxembourg plus ClubMed & Ireland Model HAS FAILED. Cut bureaucracy. Cut red-tape, otherwise the Asians will murder us. And for Christ’s sake GET OUT OF THE EU.

 
 

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The European Patient

EU sends out £4.4m diaries to schools which list Muslim,
Chinese and Hindu holidays… but miss out Christmas and Easter

I don’t know what business it is of the EU sending out diaries.

This is going to be a defining year for “Europe”. We are losing competitivity, losing our way, swamped by Francist statism. Now, according to Fillon, they want the UK to pay for their mistakes ; no accounts signed off for years, no French budget balanced in 35 years, vast debt everywhere, extraordinary benefits for EU elite, the euro launched on a lie, gigantic ripping-off of taxpayers and utter contempt for voters.

But for Delors and the others at the heart of this project, these crises are MEAT AND DRINK. Their cunning plan is to exploit them to argue (as Fillon, Sarko, Rompo et al are now doing) that ONLY by having a unified state IN THEIR IMAGE can Europe “survive”.

Absolute bollocks of course, and in fact, Europe being forged “in their image” is destroying it – somewhat ironical …..

Whom the Gods wish to destroy. But someone, somewhere, sometime has to say “Enough, enough ……”

That person or country will of course be blamed totally for any loss of momentum towards the United States of Europe that Rompostiltskin lusts for.

If it does end up being Germany, then expect the full banshee wailing of the grotesque, nonentity Juncker of Luxembourg and the usual cronies to be unleashed on Germany for being “uneuropean”, with plenty of insinuations about a “return to German arrogance and hegemony” and of course even “Nazism”.

They make me sick, the lot of them.

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2011 in European Union

 

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Financial Services v the Rest

Jeremy Warner tries to defend the bankers ….

… which is like waving a red flag at a bull.

These people can make vast amounts of money SIMPLY because they work in financial services which are NOT a fundamental part of a society’s survival, as are farming, rubbish-collection, education, health services, sewage-treatment, defence and so on. “YES”, FS create wealth but “NO”, this doesn’t mean they should earn for their practitioners more in one year than many ESSENTIAL workers do in a lifetime.

Nobody denies the TRUTH of much of what you say;Mr Warner, but YOU simply ignore OUR truth, which is that it is not EQUITABLE to be able to earn vast sums JUST because you HAPPEN to work in financial services. Bankers can ONLY afford to work in finance because OTHER ESSENTIAL workers create the civilised platform for them to DO so.

Is that CLEAR enough for you?

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2011 in Britain, Core Thought

 

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