Sunday, June 30, 2013
Is this man truly a genius?An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class.That class had insisted that Obama's socialismworked and that no one would be poor and no onewould be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan".All grades will be averaged and everyone willreceive the same grade so no one will fail andno one will receive an A.... (substituting gradesfor dollars - something closer to home and morereadily understood by all).
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.The students who studied hard were upset andthe students who studied little were happy. Asthe second test rolled around, the students whostudied little had studied even less and the oneswho studied hard decided they wanted a free ridetoo so they studied little.
The second test average was a D!No one was happy.When the 3rd test rolled around,the average was an F.
As the tests proceeded, the scores never increasedas bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted inhard feelings and no one would study for the benefitof anyone else.
To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort tosucceed is great, but when government takes allthe reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.These are possibly the 5 best sentencesyou'llever read and all applicable to this experiment:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperityby legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must workfor without receiving.
3. The government cannot give toanybody anything that the government does notfirst take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the ideathatthey do not have to work because the otherhalf is going to take care of them, and whenthe other half gets the idea that it does no goodto work because somebody else is going toget what they work for, that is the beginningof the end of any nation.
Please forward to those who voted for Obama !
Please send back. ( I did ) It 's neat. Don 't delete this one, you 'll laugh when you see the return message.
As I 've aged, I 've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I 've become my own friend.
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.
Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play, on the computer, until4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50, 60 &70 's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.
I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, I eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody 's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But, broken hearts are what give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver. As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don 't question myself anymore. I 've even earned the right to be wrong. So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).
MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT 'S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART!
Forward this to at least 7 people, and see what happens on your screen. You will laugh your head off!!!!!!!!!!!
I have been wondering about why Whites are racists,and no other race is...
Proud to be White
Michael Richards makes his point...
from TVs' Seinfeld does make a good point.
This was his defense speech in court
Towel head, Sand-nigger, Camel Jockey, Beaner, Gook, or Chink...
(White Entertainment Television)...
we'd be racists.
Miss Black American pageant,
but any color can be in the Miss America pageant.
when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.
we have LOST most of OUR RIGHTS
But getting very close!
By Peter Morici
President Obama’s climate change action plan won’t do much to curb global warming, but it will please liberals who delight in extending government control over large segments of the economy.
The president argues that the overwhelming majority of scientists, including some early skeptics, agree the planet is warming and greenhouse gas emissions are the primary culprit. As CO2 composes 80 percent of those gases, Obama targets coal-fired electric utilities and opportunities to reduce fuel use in heavy transportation.
The president proposes reducing U.S. emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels through strict EPA regulation and oversight, when the market forces are already accomplishing that goal without imposing a command and control regime.
Recently, more abundant and cheaper natural gas inspired electric utilities to start switching out of coal where most cost effective.
If current trends continue, as is likely, these market driven adjustments in U.S. energy use will take America's greenhouse gases well below the president’s target by 2020 without needless and costly government intervention.
If left alone, the power sector in the Midwest, for example, will continue to phase out coal in most cost efficient ways—by strategically replacing it with natural gas, and purchasing nuclear, hydro and other renewal power from other parts of the country. This will keep down electric utility rates.
Instead, the president will micro-manage the process by imposing strict and inflexible requirements on each electric utility similar to corporate fuel economy standards now imposed on car and light truck manufacturers. This will limit flexibility, result in the overuse of natural gas, and unnecessarily raise both natural gas and electricity prices to manufacturers, other commercial users, and homeowners.
Similarly, competition from rail, complemented by short-haul light trucks, already imposes pressures on long-haul trucking companies and heavy truck manufacturers to conserve fuel in the most cost effective ways. But the president’s program will micro manage their efforts through the EPA, and raise the cost of moving goods around the country without cutting CO2 emissions very much.
All this will make U.S. manufacturing and other commercial enterprises less competitive and send more jobs to China, where businesses pollute with reckless abandon.
With an economy about half the size, China already emits twice the greenhouse gases as either the United States or Europe. Every three years, its emissions grow enough to replace the savings the United States would accomplish over 15 years. Other developing countries, like India, are similarly adding to the problem.
The president proposes to bring China and other nations along through diplomacy, but he has not be able to obtain Beijing’s cooperation on the value of the yuan, cyber-piracy or even detaining Eric Snowden.
No one can reasonably believe China can be persuaded to rearrange its entire automobile and electrical generation industries to suit the predilections of American environmentalists—especially when American approaches to regulation are delivering growth at less than one-third the pace accomplished in the Middle Kingdom.
The president wants the new EPA standards for power plants finalized by June of 2015 and implemented in 2016. This hasty time table is necessary to lock in a new regime before its wisdom is debunked and another round of negotiations with China, India and others fail.
Global warming will go unmitigated, and U.S. economic growth and jobs creation will be further harmed; however, the president’s desired legacy will be served. As with Obama Care, the scope of command and control over the private economy will be extended.
Peter Morici is an economist and professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and widely published columnist.
Saturday, June 29, 2013