Does anyone believe the Millennials will be able to pay back these debts or pay off these liabilities?
Indebted USA: Taxpayers' debt per American family is worryingly close to $1m
The unfunded liabilities of Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and others are the real killer for the federal government, and the pension/benefits crisis is the true killer for local governments.
When the Millennials finally awaken from their long snooze and realize how the Boomers screwed them, there will be hell to pay.
Happily married couple reveal that they've NEVER lived together
Wife travels 3-4 days per week, so we're good!
Uff, duh! Talk about getting your bloomers in a knot!
Many years ago, a friend of the wife called up and asked if I had ever taken down a tree. I answered yes, many, and she asked if I could come over and help supervise her son taking down a tree on her property, I agreed. I loaded up the saws, fuel, and gear and headed out.
When I got there, she showed me a brand new chainsaw, so I left my old beat up saw in the truck. I spoke a while with her son who was my age (45 or so at the time) and decided that he had no heart for running the saw. As such, I agreed to take down the tree, show them all the how's and why's of the process, show them how to fuel, lube, safely run the saw, and help them understand how to use the machine. Wife's friend was adamant that she needed to learn how to use the saw.
First up, I chose to set the saw up, lube, fuel, start, and run the machine. It worked well and had a nice sharp chain. I turned it off, and let the son start the saw. He was successful but looked like a man forced to kiss a pit viper. Then it was his mother's chance. She followed my instructions but could not handle the saw at all. I had told her to leave the saw on the ground and while controlling the saw by pressing down with her left hand, pull the start cord. Instead, she lifted the saw and the chain kicked down and hit her in the calf cutting her. Luckily, she did not even get the motor to turn over.
I told her I did not think she should use the saw; she was in shock from the saw hitting her but agreed. I took her into the house and bandaged her.
When I came out, I cut down the tree, limbed it, and cut it into fireplace logs. While the tree was tall perhaps 80' and close to the house, I felled it nicely away from the house on a slope which made it easy to cut up. After I cleaned the area up and stacked the logs, I went up to the truck to brush off the saw shavings. They gave me the saw saying they did not feel comfortable using it, and clearly, it would make a good gift for me. I still have the saw.
Of the 20+ trees I felled at Stately Maddog Manor, I think I used this saw for at least one-half of them.
I've never dropped a tree on a house or building, but as wife says, there is always next time. Yes, there is that.
The US needs to make it clear that we will not be providing primary support for this kind of NATO roll out
EU minister calls for NATO troops to 'defend' Europe’s borders from migrants
NATO was not Europes opportunity to allow the USA to fully and comprehensively defend the borders. The US protecting European borders is absurd. The US should politely agree to watch the festivities, and perhaps allow some troops to participate as part of NATO training but the US will not be a significant participant in the protection of Europe's borders from this kind of problem. These border issues are something for the European equivalent of ICE not the Department of Defense.
But, then, Europe has been trying to shuck responsibility to the US for nearly every defense and border issue since 1946. It is time for Europe to grow up and take responsibility for its security.
Retain the Civil War monuments and note on each that it was the Democratic Party which supported slavery, Jim Crow, and segregation
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An historically illiterate nation is one destined to repeat its past errors.
The end game for Antifa is to become the only groups outside of government with the power to use violence
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"COMMON SENSE, MID-WESTERN STYLE, FROM THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH: “Daryle Lamont Jenkins, a member of the anti-fascist movement, told National Public Radio on Thursday that violent confrontation is justifiable when police won’t stop white supremacists from marching. In other words, he believes in illegal vigilante action when police refuse to violate marchers’ constitutional rights.” That’s the bases loaded-triple. Here’s the home run:
Imagine how quickly our country would descend into anarchy if vigilante action ever did become justifiable. The minute it becomes acceptable to break the law to silence one group, all others become vulnerable to attack by anyone who disagrees with them […]Ahead of Trump’s inauguration, extreme left-wing groups began using the slogan “Punch a Nazi” as they advocated violent intervention to halt demonstrations by far-right groups. One self-declared anti-fascist punched white supremacist Richard Spencer, a Trump supporter, in the face on Inauguration Day while he was being interviewed on a Washington, D.C., street. It was not OK then, nor will it ever be.“A law that can be directed against speech found offensive to some portion of the public can be turned against minority and dissenting views to the detriment of all. The First Amendment does not entrust that power to the government’s benevolence. Instead, our reliance must be on the substantial safeguards of free and open discussion in a democratic society.” — Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Matal v. Tam, 582 U.S. ___ (2017)."
The right to use violence to enact their demands is always the goal of fascist groups. If allowed, these societies reorganize along the lines of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Stalinist USSR, and Maoist China. The progressive left is the seat of these desires; it is the historical birth place for these movements whether KKK or Antifa. One must fight these detestable true believers at every step as they are vectors for violence, ideological conformity, and ultimately enslavement of the individual.
Self-Driving Wheelchairs Debut in Hospitals and Airports
What's next, self-drive airport baggage carts?
I can see the future from here!