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Denmark vs USA

Denmark vs USA

Facebook, where the ideas coalesce, and intelligent folks discover just how stupid some are.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”

“Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.”

The great common denominator of the day is social media.  It levels the field as it were and if you are of a mind to “let it all hang out” here is your soapbox!

Blogs are another good place to be shown as a fool, if you are indeed one.

Today one of my friends posted on Facebook this “Occupy Democrats” post regarding Denmark and how wonderful it is.

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Without further investigation one would happily share this and ask, what the hell, why cant we do that?

  • Free University
  • Free Childcare
  • Free Healthcare

First off my friends, there are no free lunches.  Just like lunches; there are no free Universities, or childcare, or healthcare. Someone pays for it!  They have to!  So who and how is the question.

  • Denmark enjoys a tax rate of 55.4% at the low end up to 65.9%..
  • Denmark also has a VAT or Value Added Tax of 25%

All of this free stuff is broken out into different sections of their overall tax structure, much like the USA except ours is like 39%

So for you who did not pay attention in school when we talked about such things as math, lets do a little exercise should we?  

That highly skilled Burger flipper is getting $20 and hour.  Immediately 55.4% goes to taxes so he or she is in effect making $8.92 an hour.

The VAT is pretty flat at 25% on frivolity such as that burger (prepared food vs. grocery store food,) so that burger if this is correct is $5.60 plus $1.40 VAT making that burger $7.00.  That is not the drink or fries, just the burger.  

Folks, that $18.000.000.000 in debt that This President has put us in with Obama care and all of his entitlements will force the next president to institute a VAT or some other form of taxation to pay for this. If not that than most likely there will be a worldwide economic collapse as the countries monetizing their debt (printing money buying our own debt with faux money) with their house of cards, will come crashing down.

Liberal thinking must be a mental disease.  Only an insane person would walk a country down the road to its destruction, like we have done during the last 6 plus years!

The Danes have the free universities to encourage people to take advantage of it for higher paying jobs and to be globally competitive.  Obama wants the tax payers to foot the bill for higher education for certain people to be more competitive but, his agenda is social justice, not world competitiveness.

The Danes can hire and fire at will as they are not constrained by the laws that we have in this country so I look for business owners here to be under attack as well.  

The work week in Denmark is about 35 hours a week for the women and 41 hours a week for the men.

Denmark tries to keep their commuting time down to a minimum which is in stark contrast to the US where we have “downtown” as the place to work, forcing people to sit in long lines of traffic burning fossil fuels, and wasting hours and hours a week sitting, breathing carbon monoxide, and other noxious fumes.

The Danes on average live longer than Americans and I would have to think that their commute plays a role in the equation.

If the US had the brains of the Danes, they would think outside the box and Decentralize business’s  as to cut down on congestion on the freeways.

A couple of other differences between them and the US is the amount of people and types of government.

I noticed that I have some readers in Denmark, if I have something wrong, or you would like to contribute please do.

My facts come from hours of research and I am certain that I don’t fully appreciate the eccentricities of your government and its taxation schedules and lets face it, the facts that I have found could be in error.

Either way; it appears to those of us that know how to use a calculator that when it all boils down to the nuts and bolts, our burger flippers are making about the same as your burger flippers, ours are simply having to pay extra for the things that your high taxes are paying for currently.

-Best

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Is “gay” a choice, or are you born gay?

Is “gay” a choice, or are you born gay?

Is “gay” a choice, or are you born gay?

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Dr. Ben Carson was recently asked some gotcha question about “is being gay a choice?”

Dr. Carson is a Famed Neurosurgeon, he is also a potential GOP 2016 presidential candidate.  That makes him a target by the “Liberal Media.”

Firstly and most importantly as a politician you have got to know how to handle “gotcha” questions like that one and not give them what they want which is “talking points” for the next several weeks while people instantly form opinions about you based on some conversation taken out of context.

Subjective topics like gay marriage should all be handled at the state level; so if people don’t like what is going on in one state they can vote with their feet, they can move.  For instance if you don’t like the fact that WEED is not available legally in your state, MOVE!  This should not be a presidential issue as “there is no one size fits all,” where people are concerned.

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The context of the interview went along the lines that straight people go into prison and come out gay, a lot of them; therefor he reasoned, that being gay is a choice. 

I think it is much more of a complex situation than being gay or not.  It has to do with making do with what you have on “hand,” pardon the pun.  After a while of changing your behavior to adapt to your circumstances, the associated life style comes with the package!  The real differences between man and women has a lot more to do with the brain, than the plumbing; but most don’t know that.

His answer should have been “I suppose it could be or, it could be that you are born that way.” Next subject! Now the narrative is cast for the next few weeks as he backtracks or explains his position.  The good news is that people are talking about him.  The bad news is that some will make the decision to vote for him or not by this one question taken out of context.

They picked that question to get him to swing in the dirt, because they knew he would. A short one sentence answer, to stop the BS; is all that he should have said.  They “the liberals” need to control the narrative and if they can keep good candidates on the defensive. subjects where emotions are easily involved, they win!

Politics is a science of manipulation and controlling the narrative through subjects like this or race or you name it, subjects where you can stir up people’s emotions damned the facts!  The War on women was a biggie for Obama

By damaging the credibility of strong candidates and allowing for the weaker candidate to succeed even if it means getting the other party to vote for the weaker candidate in the primary so be it!  That is how you win elections!

What difference does it make what the president of the US thinks about is “gay a choice or are you born with it?”  You are what you are and what he thinks is just a so what!

The good news is for him is that he is making his gaffs now when few will remember, and he can make points when it comes to other topics that people care about.

Going to be an interesting next two years, and I plan to be here to make sense out of it all.

-Best to you and those that you care about!

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Liberals vs Conservatives

Liberals vs. Conservatives

 

The simple facts are that you win elections by defining the other guys as either for or against something, make blanket sweeping statements about them and then get millions of people to spread the lies, or at the very best, half truths.

 

As children we are brought up in school playing sports on one team or another.  The concept is further propagated in sports like soccer or baseball or football or some other sport that happens as a function of school or after school.

 

We learn young through pep-rally’s and cheer squads and alike.  We in fact make signs that say crush, kill or other wise destroy the competition.  The other side or team does this as well.  We are in fact programmed to be competitive at an early age and it carries with us the rest of our days.

 

We pick our sides on the political battlefield as well.  We don’t want to be confused with the facts; we just want our “guy” to win.  We will go door to door, make thousands of phone calls, even go to rally’s carrying on the tradition of “kill crush destroy” the other team.

 

I have made the analogy many times that it is simple a matter of Shirts vs. Skins and most people have lost sight of the fact that it is not about that, but the character of the individual.

 

This last election Obama won because their side painted the other side in a bad light.  They in fact defined Romney as the problem and his policies would put us back into those problems, he is a rich guy and does not care about the little guy and so forth.

 

They painted Ryan as right wing nut job who would keep all women at home barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen and would throw grandma off the cliff!

 

The smear campaigns were ruthless and over a Billion Dollars was spent to win this election.  I can think of a lot of hungry people who would have benefited from a billion dollars.

 

Not unlike the super Bowl, one side is giddy and the other side is downhearted.

 

While politics is an ugly game, and it is a game; the real losers were all Americans.

 

Why do I say this?

 

The issues that were the real issues of this last 4 years were not addressed.  They in fact were swept under the rug by a very clever and expensive PR campaign that knew exactly how to manipulate the American voter.  The GOP having everything they needed to win this election “the last 4 years” did not capitalize on it as they constantly had to defend the lies.   Truthfully the facts of the last four years should have been all any voter needed.

 

A voters mind gets made fairly quickly.  Most people do not spend much time getting the facts.  Who can blame them, we are working more than forty hours a week, trying to keep food on the table, fill up our cars with gas as well as keep a roof over our heads.

 

I know people who cannot afford to heat their house over 50 degrees in the winter time.  These are working people!  I know people who work 60 odd hours a week at two jobs and still have no money left over to put into savings in case of emergency.

 

Americans are hurting and that is one of the issues that should have been addressed.

 

We can no longer afford to be loyal to a party.  We the people need to vet these candidates better.  Candidates will often change party if the constituents in their district change demographically. That should tell you that they are not even loyal to the party.

 

We have seen congressmen change party giving the other side an advantage.  Voting the party line is bad for America.

 

We are manipulated at every turn in the road.  We are manipulated by news Medias that unfairly slant a story one way or another either by embellishing the facts or by omitting some facts or simply by not covering it at all.

 

We are manipulated by Hollywood; from HBO series to movies that play to one party or the other.

 

Our children our manipulated by shows that have some agenda in them.

 

How do you know when you are being manipulated?  For one thing manipulating can be done in many ways.  First and foremost is to play on your emotions.  If I show a devastated forest with dead animals, empty and discarded trash and evidence of pollution I have effectively made you susceptible to my message of recycling and anti-factories and anti-capitalism and so forth.  If I wanted to make an argument against coal I might create an advertisement or even a movie that had this in it.  The Lorax comes to mind.

 

If I made a commercial or movie that showed thousands of people in the street, starving, inadequately fed clothed or sheltered and then showed some fat cats looking out from their ivory towers lighting cigars with $100 bills; I could go anywhere with that.  I could blame big government or I could blame capitalist.  Whatever the message, I could sway voters.

 

Guess what, you are a victim of manipulation on a daily basis.

 

The trick is to know when you are being manipulated.  Once you know how, knowing when gets a little easier.

 

To win an election first you remind people of simpler times.  You remind them of $1 gallon gas, and inexpensive groceries. You then convince people that all of their misfortunes in life are the fault of the other guy and or his party.  The one who has the most money to spend and gets their ads on TV in swing states early and often defining the other guy as the nemesis, wins!  It really is that simple.

 

There is little difference between either party.  They are in Washington or where have you, living like kings, while we the peasants “more like the stepford wives” sing their praises.  We tweet for them, we argue with one another and we call one another names all in the name of our loyalties to the party.  We don’t know history so we don’t learn from it.

 

The problems in this country can be fixed but we the people first have to realize what the problems are, so we can address them.  Those who think that they know will argue and they may even take their shirts off so we can draw delineation between the shirts and the skins.  The simple facts are that this is not a sporting event.  When someone will spend $19 million of their own money to try and get a job that pays $174K per year; there is something wrong!  The system is flawed and needs repair and it starts with us the people.

 

They work for us and are accountable to us.  We need to get the facts and hold them accountable.  I would start by boycotting news media outlets that slant the news one way or another.  We disserve the news that is the truth.  We need a news agency that does not have a dog in the fight that cannot be corrupted by money or bribed with one on one interview in the oval office.  Demand better!  In this case vote with your remote!

 

I welcome polite and civil discourse on this or any subject on this blog.  -Best