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The Creation of Wealth

December 12th, 2010 by Juan Zapatero

The argument over extending unemployment benefits has been framed as a compassionate vs. uncompassionate issue.
…the discussion of the truly uncompassionate path the U.S. Congress has taken in its entire agenda last year which sought in every way possible to stifle the small and midsize and large businesses that create all of our jobs and all of our wealth. The stifling of the companies is still in play,…
…due to the uncertainty created by the creation of a huge new federal regulatory commission…
So what is the Creation of Wealth? The creation of wealth is not even really the selling of product to domestic consumers, the selling of product to foreign consumers, and then bringing that money back into domestic coffers…
…The general spirit of the Monroe Doctrine and the Good Neighbor Policy was that our neighbors in this hemisphere who are sovereign have every right to expect that the United States will respect that sovereignty, and will insist that any nations in Europe and Asia also respect that sovereignty…
…They need to do so, because the creation of wealth, whether it is the distilling of whiskey, or the mining of aluminum, or the printing of books is ultimately about people working together, people being able to sit down at the table and eat.

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Absorbed By Ironies

November 21st, 2010 by Juan Zapatero

Excerpts from ‘Absorbed by Ironies’ by Juan Zapatero.
Cisco is a bricks and mortar business. That’s really okay. I mean come on earthlings… …fellow earthlings, don’t we all remember the big DBeing that I was not originally from this planet, there are certain happenstances that really stand out to me that really might not stand out to a Native. otNet Bubble bursting at the beginning of the decade, when all of the companies that had no bricks, no mortar, no brick layers…
…Well, speaking as someone who has had to work with switches, the pleasure of working with Cisco switches in a Cisco Network, using the Cisco Network assistant, with the reliability of the Cisco device, coupled with the reliability of their tech support (whom you will almost never need) compared to the frustration of working with some of the other knock-offs out there …
…President Obama was against Free-trade agreements during the Presidential debate with John McCain. Yet he was really put out that the South Koreans would not yield to what is essentially a Free-trade agreement. ..
…After the Civil War had ended there was still a great deal of concern that Intrigues and plots were afoot. Mary Lincoln warned her husband that he must be careful about going out, because of ‘the enemy.’
Lincoln chastised his wife for referring to anyone as ‘the enemy’…
yet When Obama referred to the Republicans, and, I suppose, the libertarians as, ‘the enemy’

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Happy Halloween: the Diabolical lives on in Washington D.C.

October 31st, 2010 by Juan Zapatero

Excerpts from ‘Happy Halloween: the Diabolical Lives on In Washington D.C.’ by Juan Zapatero
…Many people have taken note of the President’s appearance lately on shows like John Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, and the View.
…So what, Mr. President do you have left in that bag of tricks? There’s certainly no money left…

…I had a conversation with a friend a couple of weeks ago wherein he brought up the notion that the entire 2nd Gulf War was pretty much engineered for the financial benefit of Halliburton…
…Jim Lehrer interviewed chief weapons inspector, David Kaye…
… that the Soviet Union, after it’s dissolution was in a state that was a little scary for the U.S. because no one knew what would happen to the huge Soviet nuclear arsenal…
…thusly having chosen the health and safety of the arctic fox over the lives of American G.I.’s…

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Who Are The Pawns?

September 11th, 2010 by Juan Zapatero

Excerpts From “Who Are The Pawns?”
If one admires the bold avarice of corporate raiders of the 1970’s and 1980’s in their coldly resolute ability to acquire, crush and dismantle corporations ripe for the picking one has to admire the calm, charming even colorful, deadliness that the Obama small business plan unfolds [with] and displays…
…Why is Obama’s plan so brilliant…. mockingly abusive, and diabolical? (Not to mention bloodsucking). It is so because it gains control over businesses by providing them with loans, and it uses their own money to do it, steadily coercing them to spend their money on government plans, government agendas, with a very liberally driven quid-pro-quo for the tax credits…
…The Republicans have soberly responded to the President’s plan by saying,
’Look, Mr. President, stop trying to run the small businesses. Just let them keep the Bush tax cuts they already have, and let them spend their own money how they best see fit.” …
…Very clever, artful, a dessert chameleon disguising his own plan as Republican-esque, he only lies in wait to strike at a stray unwary Republican, positing an almost appealing, seemingly innocuous, but controlling plan in the mind in the same way that the dessert wasp deposits an egg in the brain of the dessert tarantula…. or worse, to capture the young or unschooled voter who knows not the difference between a tax-cut and a tax-credit…
…memo by Jamie Gorelick, Deputy Attorney General during the Clinton years, to Louis Freeh, director of the FBI and several other individuals. The memo was an exhortationfrom the Justice department to Intelligence Gathering Branches in the United States Government which essentially placed walls of separation between branches, and resulted in the curtailing of the sharing of information between agencies…
…He does well, however, to conclude his presidency under the nomenclature of ‘the Bush decade’ for he has done nothing different in the ‘spending department’ other than to do lots more of it than the previous president did. The only thing he has done differently, of course, is to blame the previous president.

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It’s Constitutional… No it’s not…. Yes, it is…

September 5th, 2010 by John P. Schumake

Excerpts from “It’s Constitutional… No it’s not… Yes, it is…”
There is quite a lot being said lately about what is one’s Constitutional Rights…
… Particularly with issues on the border with Mexico, Arizona’s current lawsuit involvement with the Federal government over immigration issues, and matters regarding the proposed ‘Ground Zero’ mosque…
…I have read books on C# with great relish, musing at the differences between this language and C++, so how hard could the Constitution be? …
…The Articles looked to me something like functions in a computer program. This first function provides you not only with the freedom of religion, but also the freedom of speech, and it’s logical that the two should go together. For, without the freedom of speech, you would certainly have no freedom of religion. …
…I found that I had to go back to the very opening words of the Constitution. Though seldom cited with specificity in courts of law the Preamble is often glossed over, and, from what I understand, rarely used in courts to support or argue against a matter, I must say to this that I believe that this will change as more technologically minded people begin to appreciate …
…wondering whether this right was retrieved by value or by reference once the function was executed…
I reflected for a moment that the very freedom that ostensibly gives one the right to build a building to practice a religion is the very same freedom that provides the opponents of this procedure with the right to speak in opposition…

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One More Time

August 29th, 2010 by John P. Schumake

Excerpts from ‘One More Time’ by John P. Schumake
It was an experiment where monkeys, or orangutans were placed in a chair and there was a device built into the chair that simulated the sudden impact of a collision from the rear of a car, and it generally resulted in breaking vertebrae of the orangutans. ..
…There was a court ruling this past Monday by Judge Royce Lambert, U.S. district Court, that will prohibit Federal Grant money for going to use in projects that result in the destruction of a human embryo. ..

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Dropping the Big Ball, or From Ventures to Dentures

July 31st, 2010 by Juan Zapatero

Excerpts from DROPPING THE BIG BALL
…There’s an old story, which I heard down in Mexico, and I am told is true, about a man who daily rode a bike across the border from Mexico into the U.S., and then at night went back…
…The man/hours of productivity lost in this country, due to addictions are a weakening factor in our economy. The drain on the health care system, the lives destroyed and the crimes committed make drugs the single most damaging element in our society
…The guards at the crossing always checked him, and they too seemed convinced that he was somehow smuggling something …
…I would never venture to say that the Arizona Immigration Law is any sort of a panacea to stop the drug traffic…
…If the Obama Administration had made fighting drug use, stopping its importation, educating the youth, defeating the smugglers on the Federal level at the point of origin the priority, the Arizona border law would never have been considered…
…How do you make dentures for vampires… Is plumbing involved?

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What Does He Feed Off Of?

July 17th, 2010 by John P. Schumake

Excerpts from “What Does He Feed Off Of?”

So, “What’s a dog in the manger?”
The dog in the manger doesn’t want to eat out of the manger, but he won’t let anyone else eat. He just sits there and growls, baring his teeth at any entity that ventures close….

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