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Illogical Bureaucratic Logic

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:

Our airwaves are inundated with smut and obscenity. Hence the FCC is overwhelmed with complaints of on-air indecency.

Their solution to the problem? Dump approximately 1,000,000 complaints into the wastebasket, call the matter closed, and attack the root cause of the problem by relaxing the standards to reduce the number of future complaints eligible for filing. Problem solved. Mission accomplished. Brilliant! Simply brilliant! Read more…

Government is “Recruiting” for Food Stamp Benefit Recipients

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:

Uncle Sam wants YOU – to receive a free handout. Never mind that our Federal government is spending hopelessly beyond its means. There are actually food-stamp recruiters whose primary function is to find and recruit more people to whom we can give money we don’t have!

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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…

Holder Says: Citizenship for Illegals a “Civil Right”

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:

Eric Holder, the Attorney General responsible for enforcing our laws says, “Citizenship for illegals is a ‘Civil Right’.

An illegal alien is by definition the citizen of a country other than the U.S.A. So by his logic, every single Russian, Chinese, or Iranian citizen also has a “Civil Right” to the privileges granted to American citizens by our Constitution. Wow!

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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

Violence

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Counter-CutIn a civilized society, there is no need for guns.  I believe that statement to be absolutely true.
Because in a civilized society, we would resolve all issues without violence.

I would even go a step further:  In a civilized society we do not need police, courts, judges, prisons, and so forth.
Because in a truly civilized society there would be no crime, since we would resolve all issues with civility.

Lastly, in a civilized society one would need no weapons of any kind (not even swords and knives), for there is no danger to person or property; thus no need for self-protection and protection of family and personal property.

But we don’t live in a civilized society.  Read more…

Gun Smoke

December 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Counter-CutThere is lots of gun smoke filling our airwaves regarding the urgent need for gun control to prevent more instances of school violence.  I briefly alluded to this in the post Newtown.

Is there any verifiable correlation between crime rate and gun control?  What do the facts really say?

A quick search of the internet for “gun control and crime rate” provides many articles and studies showing just the opposite effect:  Gun control either increases crime rates or has no effect on them.  Most studies generally concluded that gun ownership – not gun control – is more likely to reduce crime rate.

One solitary article in the entire first page of results did not clearly support the above conclusion.  But even that one New York Times article begrudgingly admitted that crime rates dropped with gun ownerships and rose with gun control – although the article cited other unknown reasons as the cause of this situation.

Please you make up your own mind based on true facts and data.  This link, I believe, provides a good reliable, neutral source of much statistically accurate and truthful information.

All is not as it looks!

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