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Monday, February 6, 2023

The Chinese balloon


When the F-22 all-weather advanced tactical fighter jet was first introduced in the United States Air Force about 15 years ago, Washington saw these “Raptors” as its first line of defence. The F-22s were deployed in Asia and the Middle East, but they had nothing to shoot down and quickly acquired the reputation of being the aircraft that got left behind in every US military operation.

Yet none of the people who either designed, manufactured or flew the F-22 could have ever imagined that, when their plane did finally see real action, its first air-to-air “kill” wouldn’t be against a top-notch opponent fighter jet but, rather, a balloon, based on technology first pioneered over two centuries ago, just when the US came into existence.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

The current threat

The military-industrial complex President Eisenhower warned us about has nothing on the current threat.

A 'Think Toon' from JWR.
When even the Jewish World Review is warning us about the threat from the left, we should take the threat very seriously.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

California government plans to tax non-residents

Violent growth of government controls and welfare in a Party government leads California $25 billion budget deficit.  The wealthy of California have seen their incomes decline, so the state has less to tax. The California government's cure is to tax people even harder [US News].

California lawmakers are pushing legislation that would impose a new tax on the state’s wealthiest residents -- even if they’ve already moved to another part of the country. Assemblyman Alex Lee, a progressive Democrat, last week introduced a bill in the California State Legislature that would impose an extra annual 1.5% tax on those with a “worldwide net worth” above $1 billion, starting as early as January 2024 [Fox News].

The tax will apply to every resident, regardless of whether they are in the state part-time or temporarily. It will also allow the state to pursue wealth taxes from former residents who built their wealth in California but moved. For those who move out of state and do not plan on returning, the wealth tax will be slowly decreased over several years “based on the percentage of days in the year the taxpayer was present in the state, plus the years of residence over the three previous taxable years,” the bill states [Just the News].

Monday, January 16, 2023

Martin Luther King's Dream

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. "

--- M.L. King, Aug. 28, 1963


Equality versus "equity".

Political equity is money (or treasure) spent for political influence.  When the Democratic Party talks about promoting political equity, they are talking about government being used to buy influence.  Implicitly, government can be bought the same way.  The Party reasons that government should be able to control people or classes of people with money or goods that authoritarian government has under control.

This is diametrically opposed to the actual principles of democracy.

Freedom works when the people are free of government or class control. Society works when the people are fair with each other.  By establishing an authoritarian system of elites ruling over the people, government control would screw both of these.



Sunday, January 15, 2023

Kari Lake may be governor of Arizona

The Arizona Court of Appeals delivered a big win to Arizona Republican Kari Lake when it was revealed they would be expediting her election fraud lawsuit where she is attempting to overturn the 2022 election results in her home state.

"The court case, initially scheduled for March this year, will be heard by judges on February 1, giving Hobbs—who’s already been sworn in as Arizona’s newly elected governor—until January 17 to write why Lake’s petition to the court should be rejected," Newsweek reported.

The news was shared by the Lake War Room Twitter account on Friday.

"Our appeal is scheduled to be heard before the court on February 1st," the account tweeted. "Do not underestimate @KariLake‘s desire to get justice for the people of Arizona. It doesn’t matter how long it takes."