Tax Time: that 401K / IRA may end up costing you more than just investing for Capital Gains

Some readers, who are old enough to remember defined pension plans weren't just for unionized workers, may still think they are better off with IRAs and 401Ks, originally sold as tax-free until you retire. Advice from employers promised the new plan was better than a pension. You could put away as much as the equivalent … Continue reading Tax Time: that 401K / IRA may end up costing you more than just investing for Capital Gains

Off they go, into the far corners of America: untested for virus, unemployed, flying high!

Mark Morgan and Thomas Homan are experts on the crisis at the southern border They both thought they had seen everything wrong with the Joe Biden Open America plan. Even they were astonished when 14 separate families, or groups, boarded a recent American Airlines flight and struggled down the aisle past them with crammed bags … Continue reading Off they go, into the far corners of America: untested for virus, unemployed, flying high!

Generic versions of COVID-19 vaccine American citizens paid to develop – could save our world – but don’t hold your breath

Big Pharma = 1. World's poorest nations = 0. That was the score on Thursday, last week, when South African officials ripped into the Joe Biden administration for not granting a temporary waiver for generic versions of the various COVID-19 vaccines, now protected by monopoly patents the next 17 years. Biden had approved a $4 … Continue reading Generic versions of COVID-19 vaccine American citizens paid to develop – could save our world – but don’t hold your breath

By 2030, U.S. must REDUCE carbon 50%; China to INCREASE carbon next 9 years!

World's Carbon Emissions by Country China is the world's biggest polluter - producing nearly twice as much carbon emissions as the U.S., according to the International Energy Agency. The score is China - 29% of the world's total, and U.S.A. - 16% in 2018. Since then, that disparity has increased with the American economy faltering … Continue reading By 2030, U.S. must REDUCE carbon 50%; China to INCREASE carbon next 9 years!

Prince Henry “The Not So Great” and wife: public climate warriors and closet polluters

Climate change is a humanitarian issue not a political one, and one where we’ve been far too slow in waking up to the issues and acting on the damaging impact our ways of living are having on the world. We now have the facts, the science, the technology and the ability to save not just … Continue reading Prince Henry “The Not So Great” and wife: public climate warriors and closet polluters

Sweden’s “Circular Economy” has created mountains of trash in trip “Back to the Past”

In Sweden the once "Jolly" Green Giant has been replaced with one sad, sad, sad mountain of trash after another, spewing toxic fumes and sporting hordes of furry creatures to thrive in garbage and decay. Nearby residents are fleeing, and those who can't, are taping up windows, hoping the fumes will not cause permanent illness … Continue reading Sweden’s “Circular Economy” has created mountains of trash in trip “Back to the Past”

For 1/10th our Covid bill – a 385-mph train from Beijing, China to Seattle, Washington

A reporter placed his finger on the 69-foot, 24,000-pound Maglev (magnetic levitation)  train and with a small push, the train moved. This was the latest technological leap by China and its 4.5 million engineers (U.S. has less than 500,000) - the prototype of a 385-miles per hour (mph) passenger train set to be operational in … Continue reading For 1/10th our Covid bill – a 385-mph train from Beijing, China to Seattle, Washington