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From Pages 66-68 of "Consequences"

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/20/2016

I'm going to ignore Orlnaldo and the Muslims this week.  Part of pages 66, 67, and 68, not from "I Hold These Truths," which are virtually gone.  (34 at last count, and I will not re-print them,) but...

A Couple of Thoughts

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/13/2016

Taxes Too High? I often think so, and compared to days of yore, they are.  But consider Denmark.  Denmark has high taxes?  You bet!  Consider the following and count yourself lucky. Denmark has a minimum...

16th Amendment

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/06/2016

A bit over 100 years ago, the "Income Tax Amendment" to our Constitution was implemented, although not legally ratified by the correct number of states.  I have several books about that subject, and there is no...

Segregation

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/31/2016

A bit over 50 years ago, the do gooders in Washington D.C. passed the law which outlawed segregation.  This law resulted in tens of billions of dollars to be spent on school busses and their drivers, fuel, insurance, etc to...

What America Wants

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/23/2016

The America I love, wants several basic things.  They're simple, and America has wanted them for many decades, both under Republican and Democrat rules and Congressional majorities.  They're things so basic and...

Rules

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/16/2016

The following is a total quote from an editorial in the May 7th Wall Street Journal.  The Journal is a great newspaper!  I doubt that I could do without it.  It isn't cheap.  About $450 a year, but it is...

China

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/09/2016

Donald Trump has big problems with red China, and I can't blame him.  Trump says China manipulates its currency, which they do, and that they contribute to North Korea so extensively, that North Korea would undoubtedly...

Free College?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/02/2016

Bernie Sanders is advocating free college for everyone, and I am certain he would raise taxes to pay for it.  Socialists everywhere, including Bernie and Hillary, are always ready to raise taxes to pay for handouts from...

Stocks?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/25/2016

The following is a direct quote from part of a column from April 19th Wall Street Journal.  "Big company shares are getting more expensive, even as their prospects dim, and the bond market suggests that clouds are...

Andrew Higgins - Donald Trump

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/18/2016

The greatest war in American history, was World War Two (WWII).  Most readers of this screed, will not possibly remember it.  I was but seven when it started, but I do remember it, and have been fascinated about it ever...

Where did the jobs go?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/11/2016

The general opinion is that the manufacturers, factories, and of course jobs, have all gone overseas because the Chinese work for peanuts and Bangladesh shirt makers work for maybe cracker crumbs.  At any rate, Trump is...

Current Events

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/04/2016

The Minimum Wage In many states currently, the local legislature has raised the minimum wages to $10, $12, and even $15 per hour.  The US minimum wage is (I think) $7.25 or thereabouts.  Minimum wage laws are simply...

Hillary Quotes

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/28/2016

In regards to gun control:  "What stands in the way?  One of the most powerful lobbies in our country.  The NRA, that intimidates and bullies legislators and governors into doing what they want. This must...

Islamic Teachings

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/21/2016

One of the world's most important Islamic mosques is  the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.  It is considered the religion's holiest site outside of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.  From it, on two of the mosque's...

Smokey and the Establishment (Bandit)

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/14/2016

You surely must remember one of the funniest movies ever made, (At least to me), and that is "Smokey and the Bandit," with Burt Reynolds and Sally Field, with Jerry Reed driving the big Peterbuilt.  (Peterbuilts...

A Job Killer

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/07/2016

Many say that jobs going overseas are major job killers, and I cannot disagree with that supposition.  Going back 125 years, all the woolen mills in New England shut down and all went south.  Those huge, rambling mills...

Are Mutual Funds Safe?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/29/2016

Millions and millions of Americans store their dollars in mutual funds, thinking they are the same as a bank account, only they pay a bit more interest.  Those who trust mutual funds also think they are instantly liquid, and...

Obama

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/24/2016

In a country where we take notice of many facets of our public figures' lives, doesn't it seem odd that there's so little we know about our current president, Barack Hussein Obama? For example, we know that the...

We Want to be Friendly

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/18/2016

Jiggs McDonald, NHL Hall of Fame broadcaster, speaking in Ontario, said: "I am truly perplexed that so many of my friends are against another mosque being built in Toronto. “I think it should be the...

Is Cheap Oil Good?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/01/2016

A year ago, oil was around $100 per barrel, and now it is about $30.  This is a drop of 70%!  I bought gas for $1.45 last week, and a year ago, $4 was the norm.  Is this good for America?  Why did it...

 

 

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