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Independence Day

July 6, 2013 Leave a comment

IMG_0534July 4th.  A day for family, picnics, and fireworks.  A day of rest, celebration, and joy.  A day of remembrance?

We celebrated July 4th on a large field hosted by a local church.  A baseball field was surrounded by pristine hardwoods, with a small hill overlooking first base.  The small hill provided a superb view of fireworks set up in the middle of the baseball field.  The temperature was perfect; the swelling crowd waited eagerly for the sun to set and the fireworks show to begin. Read more…

What If?

June 17, 2013 Leave a comment

After a series of heavy posts, one needs a smile and a break.  A post by Chris Skates made me smile, so I decided to share it with you.  The premise of the post so perfectly fits the tag line “All is not as it looks”, and is so apropos for today’s political climate where truth and fantasy are virtually indistinguishable that it begged to be shared.  Read more…

Death Control or People Control?

April 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Counter-CutLaughter is good for the soul.  Our news would be hilarious if it weren’t so painfully true!

Incidents of social insanity have reached epidemic proportions to the point where it’s impossible to keep up with them.  They are literally consuming and destroying our society.  Some examples of our social insanity follow:

The entire country has experienced 2,174 military deaths in Afghanistan 2001 through 2012.  During the same period there were at least 6,096 murders in Chicago, the President’s home town and a city with one of the most restrictive gun control laws in the entire country. Read more…

Rewriting History

April 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Counter-CutLaughter is good for the soul.  Our news would be hilarious if it weren’t so painfully true!

Incidents of social insanity have reached epidemic proportions to the point where it’s impossible to keep up with them.  They are literally consuming and destroying our society.  Some examples of our social insanity follow:

Wisconsin teacher program treats Thanksgiving like hostile, illegitimate, alien invasion.
What more needs to be said?

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A Country of Laws? Except When Our Officials Don’t Like Our Laws

April 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Counter-CutLaughter is good for the soul.  Our news would be hilarious if it weren’t so painfully true!

Incidents of social insanity have reached epidemic proportions to the point where it’s impossible to keep up with them.  They are literally consuming and destroying our society.  Some examples of our social insanity follow:

Laws are only for the law-abiding – not the law-maker or enforcer Read more…

Predictably Irrational

March 25, 2013 Leave a comment

This is a book review and commentary on “Predictably Irrational – The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions” Dan Ariely. 
Great book.  Recommended reading.

In his fascinating book, “Predictably Irrational – The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions” Dan Ariely scientifically documents our flawed human decision-making process.  His focus is primarily a new field of research called behavioral economics.  He empirically examines individuals’ decision-making processes related to a wide range of issues with implications far beyond mere economics; some of the more provocative topics are listed below:

  • The Cost of Zero Cost
    • Why we often pay too much when we pay nothing
  • The Cost of Social Norms
    • Why we are happy to do things, but not when we are paid to do them
  • The Influence of [sexual] arousal and passion
    • Why sound decision-making is abandoned by the emotions of the moment
  • The effect of expectations
    • Why a person gets what he expects
  • The nature of our character

The Law of Unintended Consequences

February 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Counter-CutNancy Pelosi quipped as she campaigned for passage of Obamacare, “But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy”.  Well, they passed the law and now we’re finding out what’s in it.  Here are some late developments:

Obamacare is entitled the “Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act.”  It accomplishes neither objective.  These are the effects of Obamacare’s unintended consequences:

  • Smaller paychecks due to reduced working hours
  • Fewer jobs available due to lower hiring
  • Higher medical insurance cost, hence less disposable family income
  • Increased welfare rolls due to fewer jobs and lower pay
  • Larger government deficit due to increased welfare rolls
  • Continued economic depression because of unmanageable government deficit and overspending
  • Loss of freedom due to bureaucratic government intrusion on our personal lives.

The list above represents a national death spiral.  If you’re concerned about your future and your children’s future, sign on to repeal Obamacare before it destroys you.

More details follow: Read more…