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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hey Abbott

Doctor Toms Rant - Blogged

Hey Abbott, What About Those Unemployment Numbers?

Many folks as well as TV anchor men and radio talk show hosts are using the government's figures for unemployment. Most recently, 7.3-7.4% depending on to whom you are listening. Every month, the figure is eagerly awaited by politicians, unions, and strategists. It is an important figure to them, a figure to bounce around the court of public opinion and toss around on political fields of play. A 1/10th change either way benefits one party over the other, one host over another and one TV anchor man over his competition.

Come to think of it, this figure really has nothing to do with the real unemployment in this country, but when such a statement is made, Americans are astounded. Why not, they ask. What they don't understand is how the figure is produced, but the manner and means of its production can be extremely confusing and complicated. It is meant to be in order to keep Americans in the dark.

However, some very famous persons, actors you may say, from a long time ago have figured it out so Americans can finally understand how our government can arrive at the figure every month. Abbot and Costello were fabulous in their ability to explain things. Actually, Abbott knew what he was talking about while Costello could never grasp what he was saying, but finally when Abbott explains the unemployment numbers to Costello, they both explain it very clearly.

So let's listen to their astute conversation:

COSTELLO: Hey, Abbott,I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America . 



ABBOTT: Good Subject.  Terrible Times.  It's 7.3%. 



COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? 



ABBOTT: No, that's 14.7% 



COSTELLOOSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!! 



ABBOTT: No, you miss his point.

COSTELLO: What point? 



ABBOTT: Someone who doesn't look for work can't be counted with those who look for work.  It wouldn't be fair. 



COSTELLO: To whom?



ABBOTT: The unemployed. 



COSTELLO: But ALL of them are out of work. 



ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work gave up looking and if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed. 



COSTELLO: So if you're off the unemployment rolls that would count as less unemployment? 



ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!



COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don't look for work? 



ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That's how they get it to 7.3%. Otherwise it would be 14.7%.   President Obama doesn't want you to read about 14.7% unemployment, it makes him look bad, incompetent, and makes him look like he doesn't have a clue what he is doing as President

COSTELLO: That would be tough on the Democrats running for re-election. You just said 7.3%, right

ABBOTT: Absolutely!



ABBOTT: 7.3% Unemployed.



COSTELLO: Right 7.8% out of work. 



ABBOTT: No, that's 14.7%. 



COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 14.7% unemployed.



ABBOTT: No, that's 7.3%. 



COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 7.3% or 14.7%? 



ABBOTT: 7.3% are unemployed. 14.7% are out of work. 



COSTELLO: If you are out of work, you are unemployed. 



ABBOTT: No, Congress said you can't count the "Out of Work" as the unemployed, it makes President Obama's employment numbers look bad! You have to look for work to be unemployed.
COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number? 



ABBOTT: Two ways is correct. 



COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job? 



ABBOTT: Correct. 



COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job? 



ABBOTT: Bingo.



COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to have people stop looking for work. 



ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like a Democratic Economist. 



COSTELLO: I don't even know what the hell I just said! 



ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like a Congressman.


Now, see you have the answer to the unemployment numbers right in the palm of your hand, right? Yeah, clear as mud to all of us except those who are stirring the pot of numbers every month.

America's Waterboy Media

Doctor Toms Rant - Blogged
AMERICA'S MEDIA AND ITS EFFECT ON US



For decades now, the mainstream media has drastically presented whatever liberal slant they desire on the news and important issues of the day to the point that Americans are no longer privy to the pertinent facts. These media have either omitted the real facts, purposely misinformed, fabricated information, mocked proven facts, or outrightly printed or televised false information in order to confuse or deliberately sway the public for political gain of one party. Their biased reporting has, in effect, disrupted the balance of American individualism and prosperity and allowed the nation to drift toward a socialist welfare society where dependency on the government is being rewarded and hard work and entrepreneurship is punished. The abundance of the recent lies, printed or voiced,from certain organizations and journalists and from this administration, such as Obama's statements regarding Americans being able to keep their insurance and doctors, are examples of how the media have downgraded reporting such.
It is truly time for solid and permanent change from this type of "journalism." For Americans to turn this around, the people must insist that these institutions become truthful and become the watchdogs for America rather than the water boys for a political party. Most citizens know we are proceeding in the wrong direction but do not know what to do about it, and the media does not help us.
Boycotting is a difficult way of doing so, but it may be the only way Americans can retrieve what we have lost; however, it must be attempted on a grand scale to show Americans' disdain for the purposeful elimination of vital information. It would seem reasonable to start with one media source and exert as much pressure to reduce its circulation to the point where it can't survive.
Should companies such as the New York Times should then begin to realize that their revenues are failing and NBC and others become of aware of plummeting ratings. Their failing financial bottom lines will show evidence that Americans are fed up with their biased attitudes and demand they change or go bankrupt. It will not be easy to change people's daily routines, but, the majority of Americans must realize that, despite the uphill fight, it will be worth it all to change America's course before it becomes irreversible. We also should not continue accepting the media's relentless pursuit of protecting their political party of choice at all costs. We cannot continue to allow the them to donate their time, efforts and finances to support one party over another.
The establishment of Political Action Committees has further altered the political system in the United States. Big time donations from people, corporations, institutes, and very interested parties overseas, all of whom are expecting financial favors in return, are severely corrupting our country for it is those entities that will prosper over the rest of us when it comes pay-back time. Real campaign financing must be instituted where large corporations and billionaires will have no more further say than the average American citizen.
At this time, we are not a nation "united." We have been divided by those in power in order to benefit them. Persistently fitting Americans against one another by race, gender, religion, and class is classic. For them to continue their progressive onslaught, divisive policies and biased reporting are an absolute mainstay of keeping control over us. The technique of continued misinformation and blatant lies has proven to be successful in many other countries, many of which are governed by socialists or communists. The people are kept in the dark for fear of their wakening to find that they have been duped, their freedoms usurped, and life as advertised is a sham.
As long as Americans continue as separate individuals, and we do not discuss the real issues of the day with one another with reason and rational thought rather than emotional responses being fueled by the media, it will proceed with its agenda and become an even stronger entity than it is today. That would be disastrous for all of us.



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Listen to Us, America!!

Doctor Toms Rant - Blogged
For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and  referred to as refrigerators.
A few even remember when cars were started with a crank.

Yes, we lived those days.
  
We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a  few things you need to remember before completely writing us off.
We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam. We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so.
We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the  battlefield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America, we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave."
We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America, and  America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing.
We have lived what many of you have only read about in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.

Some of us are "Baby Boomers"getting ready to retire. Others like me have been retired  for some time. We walk a little slower  these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were.

We have worked  hard, raised our children, worshiped God, and grown old  together without divorcing one another over small reasons. Yes,  we are the ones  some refer to as being “over the  hill”, and that is  probably true. But  before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

In school we studied English, history, math, and science, and geography which enabled us to lead America into the technological age.
Most of us remember what outhouses were, and many of us with firsthand  experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes.
Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we  are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us.

We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep.  There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.
It was the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies."  You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all.
You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting.

Many of  those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 and unbelievably again in 2012 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the blatant lies of an arrogant narcissist and instead drank his 'Kool-Aid.' Now, you're paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, more regulations, no economic prosperity, terribly flawed foreign policy making us look like weak panty waisted wusses, and less freedom.
This is what you voted for and this is what you got.

We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house that ain't worth the paper you signed on.

Well, don't worry youngsters, the Gray Haired Brigade is here, and in 2014 and 2016 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2014 we're going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of  Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the  People" and "We the  People" plan to reclaim our land and our  freedom.

We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the  "Gray-Haired Brigade."


A Member of the Gray-Haired Brigade 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Is This What "Being More Flexible" Means???

"Barack Obama announced a series of sanctions against officials in Russia who he claims have played a role in the continued unrest in the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine. The move came one day after a majority voters in the region supported a referendum to unite with Russia.
On Monday, Obama said the U.S. would not recognize the referendum. He went on to blame a number of officials within the Russian government for the development.
“We are imposing sanctions on specific individuals for undermining the sovereignty, territorial integrity and government of Ukraine,” he asserted. “We are making it clear that there are consequences for their actions.”







One senior White House advisor, however, questioned Obama’s selection, suggesting the seven Russian officials facing sanctions are not Putin allies at all. 

While the move was sold as a clear message to Russian officials responsible for the current Ukraine crisis, the end result seems to bear little resemblance to that goal. Instead, Obama seems to have targeted individuals Putin himself would have approved. 

As a result, the U.S. action has had little noticeable effect on Russia’s economy as of this writing. In fact, the Russian market rose today on the news of these weak sanctions."
ExposeObama.com



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Once, Also A Gun Free Zone!

Doctor Toms Rant - Blogged


Many of you may think this not possible here in America!
Many of you may well be wrong 
if we allow the Constitution to be ravaged!

Monday, February 17, 2014

The American Rule Should Be Eliminated

Doctor Toms Rant - Blogged

In Jackson, Ohio, The ACLU brought suit for just 5 individuals against the school system for having painting of Jesus on the wall. It had been there for 50 years. The school removed it because the suit would have cost $2M in attorney fees even if they won. This is an example of the American Rule and why it should be abolished.

Have you even heard of the “American Rule?” I suspect very few folks have ever heard of this entity, but they do know what it is. Essentially it states that each side of a civil legal case is responsible for its own court costs no matter the outcome of the litigation. I also suspect very few know exactly how this came about as well.

The Treaty of Paris, ending the American Revolution, specified that the British could sue new America citizens for debts owed them. To make it more difficult to do so, state legislatures passed a law know as “The American Rule.” This law made it more improbable that the British would sue for their debts since they would need to pay the costs of doing so. Therefore, many of the British had very little incentive to go after their so-called debts unless they were quite large AND could be relatively guaranteed to be successful. Therefore, The American Rule was a excellent ploy passed to protect American citizens from being sued by unsavory and litigious British people.

It remained a rather insignificant position in the legal system for many years. Beginning in the 1960's, it seemed attorneys, seeking to increase the scope of their practices and to substantially gain monetarily began using the American Rule to institute a greater number of litigations even if such cases were not warranted or had any chance of winning. These lawyers would then receive remuneration without ever having to research the success of their cases and even go to court. For instance, for every malpractice case against a physician in 1960, 300 are filed now. Many automobile claims brought forth by plaintiffs are settled for small amounts under this rule. Should a lawyer decide to build his practice with these cases, he would benefit financially with very little work.

All that is necessary is to threaten to sue to go to court knowing full well the defendant would have to pay often large sums of money to acquire an attorney and pay his own court costs. So, these lawyers would take on great numbers of cases, tell the defendants they would settle for a certain amount or go to court, placing the burden of proof and payment for such proof on their opponent. Of course, they would tell their adversary that the cost of the legal mess would be far more than the settle amount. What a scam! But it continues today as you witnessed above with the ACLU. This is a constant ploy by the ACLU nowadays, manipulating the majority through threats of a lawsuit and allowing a minority's agenda to be enforced without due process.

Trial lawyers defend their position in regards to the American Rule. Their defense is that they are the private sector's answer to the police who hunt down the “bad guys” and bring them to justice, somewhat like the Lone Ranger, I guess. They believe there are doing what the government does not have to spend its time and money doing.

After all, it isn't the government's place to protect its citizens from enemies, both foreign or domestic, is it? Well, if fact, it is! Otherwise, allowing the act of policing anything privately, especially the public marketplace, would eventually bring about corruption and criminality, but the trial lawyers are there to save us from that, right?

Texas has reformed its tort system and lowered its malpractice insurance costs by 25%.by modifying the American Rule. Requiring the losing party to pay all costs is a much better system since attorneys would be forced into due diligence, and out-of-court settlements would be reduced dramatically or eliminated.

America's economy and well being would benefit greatly from the abolition of the American Rule and by requiring the losing party pay for all court costs and attorney fees.




Saturday, December 21, 2013

Political Correctness Strikes Again!!

"The left will defend the nonsense we hear and see under the guise of art, film or music -- where the anti-religious, anti-God crowd cheers the artistic expressions of those who would profane decency or place Jesus on a stick and submerge the fixture in a jar of urine and then defend it. Vile language and sexual themes are defended every day by the left. 

The undiluted truth -- to those addicted or married to their sin -- is like fire or light or garlic to a vampire. It angers them. It hits deep. It presses on their tender conscience like poking a bruise. It makes them hiss and spit. It brings out the true essence of what is inside them. Apply pressure and the truth of what is inside will come pouring out. Squeeze an orange and you get orange juice. Simple truth, because that is the essence of an orange, that is what is inside. Apply the pressure of truth, with those comfortable with repulsive sin and vile behavior and what gushes forth is not tolerance and understanding, but rather viciousness and lies that calls bitter, sweet and evil, good.

When someone commits an act of evil (like shooting up a school yard), the left almost never calls it evil or even condemns the actions of the person, but rather seeks to find an outside influence(s) that may have caused the person to do what they did (or they blame the weapon). Yet when a conservative Christian speaks up, the left demands that they be condemned and that they must take full ownership of their words. Punishment or expulsion are the only acceptable decisions the left will allow. The left has no time for grace, let alone truth. No person or property was harmed in the expression of Phil Robertson's view. But the left has long forgotten that sticks and stones are what break bones and truths they refuse to hear only burn their ears and conscience in a figurative sense."
by David Whitley, Eagle Rising
The undiluted truth -- to those addicted or married to their sin -- is like fire or light or garlic to a vampire. It angers them. It hits deep. It presses on their tender conscience like poking a bruise. It makes them hiss and spit. It brings out the true essence of what is inside them. Apply pressure and the truth of what is inside will come pouring out. Squeeze an orange and you get orange juice. Simple truth, because that is the essence of an orange, that is what is inside. Apply the pressure of truth, with those comfortable with repulsive sin and vile behavior and what gushes forth is not tolerance and understanding, but rather viciousness and lies that calls bitter, sweet and evil, good.
Read more at http://eaglerising.com/3726/fact-phil-robertson-right/#dQhd7ikJP13KWk6x.99

The undiluted truth -- to those addicted or married to their sin -- is like fire or light or garlic to a vampire. It angers them. It hits deep. It presses on their tender conscience like poking a bruise. It makes them hiss and spit. It brings out the true essence of what is inside them. Apply pressure and the truth of what is inside will come pouring out. Squeeze an orange and you get orange juice. Simple truth, because that is the essence of an orange, that is what is inside. Apply the pressure of truth, with those comfortable with repulsive sin and vile behavior and what gushes forth is not tolerance and understanding, but rather viciousness and lies that calls bitter, sweet and evil, good.
When someone commits an act of evil (like shooting up a school yard), the left almost never calls it evil or even condemns the actions of the person, but rather seeks to find an outside influence(s) that may have caused the person to do what they did (or they blame the weapon). Yet when a conservative Christian speaks up, the left demands that they be condemned and that they must take full ownership of their words. Punishment or expulsion are the only acceptable decisions the left will allow. The left has no time for grace, let alone truth. No person or property was harmed in the expression of Phil Robertson's view. But the left has long forgotten that sticks and stones are what break bones and truths they refuse to hear only burn their ears and conscience in a figurative sense.

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/3726/fact-phil-robertson-right/#dQhd7ikJP13KWk6x.99

The left will defend the nonsense we hear and see under the guise of art, film or music -- where the anti-religious, anti-God crowd cheers the artistic expressions of those who would profane decency or place Jesus on a stick and submerge the fixture in a jar of urine and then defend it. Vile language and sexual themes are defended every day by the left.
The undiluted truth -- to those addicted or married to their sin -- is like fire or light or garlic to a vampire. It angers them. It hits deep. It presses on their tender conscience like poking a bruise. It makes them hiss and spit. It brings out the true essence of what is inside them. Apply pressure and the truth of what is inside will come pouring out. Squeeze an orange and you get orange juice. Simple truth, because that is the essence of an orange, that is what is inside. Apply the pressure of truth, with those comfortable with repulsive sin and vile behavior and what gushes forth is not tolerance and understanding, but rather viciousness and lies that calls bitter, sweet and evil, good.
When someone commits an act of evil (like shooting up a school yard), the left almost never calls it evil or even condemns the actions of the person, but rather seeks to find an outside influence(s) that may have caused the person to do what they did (or they blame the weapon). Yet when a conservative Christian speaks up, the left demands that they be condemned and that they must take full ownership of their words. Punishment or expulsion are the only acceptable decisions the left will allow. The left has no time for grace, let alone truth. No person or property was harmed in the expression of Phil Robertson's view. But the left has long forgotten that sticks and stones are what break bones and truths they refuse to hear only burn their ears and conscience in a figurative sense.

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/3726/fact-phil-robertson-right/#dQhd7ikJP13KWk6x.99

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Once Again......

Doctor Toms Rant - Blogged

Once Again, Obama Exposes His Irreverence and Narcissism at
Nelson Mandela's Funeral.