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  1. 1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. 2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. 3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. 4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. 5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation! GREAT TRUTHS 1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. -- John Adams 2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain 3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain 4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. --Winston Churchill 5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -- George Bernard Shaw 6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. -- G. Gordon Liddy 7. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian 8. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. --Ronald Reagan (1986) 9. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. -- Will Rogers 10. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P. J. O'Rourke 11. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. -- Mark Twain (1866) 12. Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. -- Anonymous 13. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. -- Winston Churchill 14. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. -- Mark Twain 15. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save Congress. -- Mark Twain 16. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians --Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995) 17. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -- Thomas Jefferson
  2. I hope this means what you suspect but capital gains relief is not just for the wealthy. Geez, it affects anyone who own stocks in an IRA or a 401k.
  3. Well, if they need help in their uprising due to the unsolved political, economic, & social disillusionment, then I think we all should join them!! On this side of the pond of course. 😖🥴😲
  4. Gee, Fake News in Iraq?? Hard to believe huh? "...........not. 😁😁
  5. My goodness, we all knew this “in our bones” but to see this report from the parliament is really something. NOW the question: What in Hades is going to be done about it?? Until Iran and Maliki, along with his ilk, are removed from any position of power, there will never be “political security” and I personally believe we need some sibilance of this before we see the RV.
  6. My thought as well, shoot, they look as though they’re about to kiss. That’s a bit too much “getting along” imo. But heck, if that what it takes for us to get our money, go right ahead. 😬😄
  7. Iran is very foolish if they think Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton are going to play their games as Obama and Kerry did. Iran is going to stop their nuclear developments or they are going to pay a much larger price than they can possibly imagine. I don’t believe we will ever have political stability in Iraq until Iran is forced out and I smell Russia in this mixture. Heaven help us if Iran and Russia gains control of this Syria and Iraq. I don’t want any kind of war but Iran must be stopped from further nuclear development. Imo. 😌
  8. To carry a dog named Shark to the beach is a bad idea Today at the bank, an old lady asked me to help check her balance. So I pushed her over. My boss told me to have a good day.. so I went home. Why do blind people hate skydiving? It scares the hell out of their dogs. The other day, my wife asked me to pass her lipstick but I accidentally passed her a glue stick. She still isn't talking to me. I was on a flight the other day when the air hostess came up to me and said, "Excuse me sir, would you like to have dinner?" I said, "What are the options?" She said, "Yes and No." I said to the gym instructor, "Can you teach me to do the splits?" He said, "How flexible are you?" I said, "I can't make Tuesdays." I'm on a wine diet. I've lost three days already. A priest, a minister, and a rabbi want to see who’s best at his job. So they each go into the woods, find a bear, and attempt to convert it. Later they get together. The priest begins: “When I found the bear, I read to him from the Catechism and sprinkled him with holy water. Next week is his First Communion.” “I found a bear by the stream,” says the minister, “and preached God’s holy word. The bear was so mesmerized that he let me baptize him.” They both look down at the rabbi, who is lying on a gurney in a body cast. “Looking back,” he says, “maybe I shouldn’t have started with the circumcision.” A guy spots a sign outside a house that reads “Talking Dog for Sale.” Intrigued, he walks in. “So what have you done with your life?” he asks the dog. “I’ve led a very full life,” says the dog. “I lived in the Alps rescuing avalanche victims. Then I served my country in Iraq. And now I spend my days reading to the residents of a retirement home.” The guy is flabbergasted. He asks the dog’s owner, “Why on earth would you want to get rid of an incredible dog like that?” The owner says, “Because he’s a liar! He never did any of that!” 😊
  9. Holy Moly, and I thought the U.S.A had a drug problem. 😟, guess it is worldwide, huh?
  10. I’m in agreement, especially the diversification of the economy. I’ll accept the RV anytime after midnight tonight, 😁, but just don’t see it happening right now. Hope I’m wrong.
  11. OMGoodness, this picture nails the Biden affair. 😁😁 A picture is worth a thousand words 🙊
  12. Useless, huh? He is just before finding out how “useless” the sanctions are. It won’t be the U.S. who will be the source of strife in Iran due to the sanctions, it will be the illustrious and evil Iranian leaders who insist on a full nuclear program In order to destroy Israel and other “infidels”. My opinion, of course. 😌
  13. This info may help in understanding of the Arab Spring: What Is the Arab Spring? The Arab Spring was a loosely related group of protests that ultimately resulted in regime changes in countries such as Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. Not all of the movements, however, could be deemed successful—at least if the end goal was increased democracy and cultural freedom. In fact, for many countries enveloped by the revolts of the Arab Spring, the period since has been hallmarked by increased instability and oppression. Given the significant impact of the Arab Spring throughout northern Africa and the Middle East, it’s easy to forget the series of large-scale political and social movements arguably began with a single act of defiance. Jasmine Revolution The Arab Spring began in December 2010 when Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire to protest the arbitrary seizing of his vegetable stand by police over failure to obtain a permit. Bouazizi’s sacrificial act served as a catalyst for the so-called Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia. The street protests that ensued in Tunis, the country’s capital, eventually prompted authoritarian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to abdicate his position and flee to Saudi Arabia. He had ruled the country with an iron fist for more than 20 years. Activists in other countries in the region were inspired by the regime change in Tunisia—the country’s first democratic parliamentary elections were held in October 2011—and began to protest similar authoritarian governments in their own nations. The participants in these grassroots movements sought increased social freedoms and greater participation in the political process. Notably, this includes the Tahrir Square uprisings in Cairo, Egypt and similar protests in Bahrain. However, in some cases, these protests morphed into full-scale civil wars, as evidenced in countries such as Libya, Syria and Yemen. Arab Spring Aftermath While the uprising in Tunisia led to some improvements in the country from a human-rights perspective, not all of the nations that witnessed such social and political upheaval in the spring of 2011 changed for the better. Most notably, in Egypt, where early changes arising from the Arab Spring gave many hope after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, authoritarian rule has apparently returned. Following the controversial election of Mohamed Morsi in 2012, a coup led by defense minister Abdel Fattah el-Sisi installed the latter as president in 2013, and he remains in power today. Muammar Gaddafi In Libya, meanwhile, authoritarian dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafiwas overthrown in October 2011, during a violent civil war, and he was tortured (literally dragged through the streets) and executed by opposition fighters. Video footage of his death was seen by millions online. However, since Gaddafi’s downfall, Libya has remained in a state of civil war, and two opposing governments effectively rule separate regions of the country. Libya’s civilian population has suffered significantly during the years of political upheaval, with violence in the streets and access to food, resources and healthcare services severely limited. This has contributed, in part, to the ongoing worldwide refugee crisis, which has seen thousands flee Libya, most often by boat across the Mediterranean Sea, with hopes of new opportunities in Europe. https://www.history.com/topics/middle-east/arab-spring
  14. I believe the translation is misleading because if one can go by historical behavior, Sadr would never want an alliance with anyone in the U.S. and most certainly not any Israeli. I believe he is calling for an alliance of all the Arab states against Trump and Netanyahu. Jmho.
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