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Bill Gates in prophecy?

A figure in prophecy by Michelangelo

As the details about Common Core Standards (CC) are revealed, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Gates) have emerged as the prime donor enabling the facilitation of this ill-advised and potentially destructive program. To be clear, it can be legitimately argued that CC will further deteriorate an already strained educational system. That is no small concern when one considers that presently this prosperous nation has fallen from an untouchable #1 worldwide to #23 in the space of one generation. Although the issues with CC can be presented ad infinitum, this article will focus on the curious financial support CC it is receiving from Bill Gates and his wife.

National debt – our disgrace

A wheelbarrow of money to buy a loaf of bread. This is what Obama, with his fiscal cliff plan, threatens us with.

The National Debt

Let’s run some numbers.

Work is a wonderful thing

What would Mark Twain think of a society that devalues work?

The second book of three projected volumes of Mark Twain’s autobiography was published October 5, 2013. In his characteristic blend of humor and reprove, Twain wrote, “Any man who is satisfied to be fed by another man rather than by the honest sweat of his own brow should be shot.” Twain recollects, without exception, those he helped did not appreciate his help, never paid back money loaned, and did not change their debased behavior.

DOW, deception – and danger ahead

A wheelbarrow of money to buy a loaf of bread. This is what Obama, with his fiscal cliff plan, threatens us with.

For those who have been paying attention, the DOW has had over 50 new highs this year.  Sounds great, right?

Mr. Speaker, we are not laughing

John Boehner, Speaker of the House: casualty of the Tea Party/Establishment War?

Representative John Boehner (R-Ohio), Speaker of the House of Representatives, does not like conservatives any more, if he ever did. “Ridiculous!” he cries. Meaning, people should laugh at conservatives. But conservatives have something to tell the Speaker: we are not laughing. Because this is not a laughing matter.

New Jersey before you vote part 5

Flag of New Jersey

There’s only one individual on the ballot for Governor that deserves your vote,  Diane Sare.  What is even more apparent, like Obama, Christie is unfit for public Office.

Quantitative easing: dream and nightmare

A wheelbarrow of money to buy a loaf of bread. This is what Obama, with his fiscal cliff plan, threatens us with.

We have heard all the terms and all the phrases such as Quantitative Easing, or Monetizing Debt and just plain QE4 (or whatever number they are currently up to).  But how many people, even those in Congress, Wall Street and the banking industry, those who benefit the most from this destructive charade, understand just what it is and how it’s actually pulled off?

Liberal or lied to liberally?

TEA Party to GOP establishment: enough already.

Several weeks ago I was at a non-political function and had, over a period of two hours, formed a fairly comfortable relationship with a gentleman I had met for the fist time earlier that day.  We had discussed various issues, sports, family, cars and even to some extent, the economy.  All was well in the land of OZ.

Constitution Day

The Constitution is not dead

Today, September 17, commemorates the signing of the United States Constitution, the document that both frames our form of government and simultaneously protects our liberties by strictly limiting the powers granted to that government.

Welfare: safety net or trap?

The unemployment line. Does welfare make this worse?

Recently I spoke to a friend who had just returned from a trip to see his family in Greece. I asked about what had been in the news recently – the economy and its collapse. What he told me was not what I expected to hear.