What do a U.S. Navy Destroyer and a proposed fence across the nation’s southern border have in common? Both are ripoffs in their own fashion, designed to enrich private corporations and pay off politicians with campaign contributions or even old-fashioned bags of cash. The Zumwalt destroyer began as a great idea: build a modern, stealth destroyer with a super gun – the Vertical Gun for Advanced Ships (VGAS). Some 32 […]
Unlike the Army drill sergeant, you can’t recruit the unwilling to become volunteers at your local fire station. And that is causing a huge national problem – too few volunteers to drive trucks, connect hoses, dash into buildings, douse flames and save lives. Some 70% of all the fire companies in the United States are volunteer. Instead of the $180 per hour your grumpy plumber charges, these firefighters risk their […]
World’s 19th largest economy – San Francisco Bay – now qualifies for Opportunity Zone status, because its median income is “only” $117,000
It’s tax season for the peons, but while you are wondering where your money is going, a few developers and bankers are chuckling. San Francisco Bay has been designated an official Opportunity Zone – containing areas where you can invest, make a fortune and pay no taxes – income or otherwise. The IRS describes the deal this way: Opportunity Zones are designed to spur economic development by providing tax benefits […]
Military wants $124 billion ($300 million each) to buy planes to equal China’s J-20 ($40 million each); elites want to cut Social Security to pay for this!
Our Pentagon is at it again – spending more money and getting far less value than cost-conscious China. And to pay for the current $916 billion annual maybe-war-to-come budget, the elite politicians want to cut your Social Security benefits. Articles are already floating the idea in the Washington Post by scoundrels like Russian-born Max Boot (not “Das Boot“). Social Security for American retirees is $700.3 billion a year: $644.2 billion […]
Wife of Chiefs’ owner told she couldn’t print Christmas stamps because of a Russian cathedral background
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. – United States Constitution, First Amendment In other words, our government can’t tell you whom or what to worship or how to do it, and […]
Judged “naughty or nice” determines if you are allowed on planes or trains in China – the “Big Comrade” is watching
The Communist Party is watching – and punishing – many citizens of China today, and in 18 months everyone will be judged by their Social Credit – a number earned by absolute obedience to government rules, always behaving nicely, and paying your bills promptly. During the experimental period since 2015, those with low scores had their travel restricted: Global Times reports that as of May this year, the government had blocked […]
Build a home in 24 hours? Crony capitalists and politicians will work their hardest to kill this modern miracle!
U.S. Patent application tiled August 13, 1908. Serial No. 448,293. To all whom it may concern.’ Be it known that I, THOMAS ALVA EDISON a citizen of the United States, residing in Llewellyn Park, Orange, county of Essex, in the State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Processes of Constructing Concrete Buildings, of which the following is a description… The object of my invention is […]
Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge costs $2.3 billion a mile; Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge price – $588 million!
Once called the Tappan Zee Bridge, the three-mile Mario Cuomo span over the Hudson River took 15 years of planning and construction, cost $7 billion with finance charges and interest, but lacks one essential element – public transit buses running at high speed. Meanwhile, in the land of poppies and pandas, the world’s longest connector, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, opened November 6. Public transit buses began cutting commuter time from […]