Sent: Wed, Aug 26, 2015 7:11 PM EDT
Subject: Fwd: Welfare competition?
In Washington, DC, Welfare Is Already on Par With Europe
By Jordan Candler · Aug. 25, 2015
Normally when it comes to welfare in America the $1 trillion question is
when exactly we will devolve into European-level dependency. When it comes
to our nation’s capital, however, it seems we’re already there — and then
some. In fact, if you live in DC, Denmark is the only country that offers
greater benefits on the taxpayer dole, according to a new Cato Institute
study. Michael D. Tanner and Charles Hughes write, “In D.C., a mother with
two children under the age of five who participates in six major welfare
programs — Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps), housing assistance,
home energy assistance, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women,
Infants, and Children (WIC), and free commodities — would receive a
benefits package worth $34,963 per year. Using a similar measure, Cato
found that benefits in Europe ranged from $38,588 per year in Denmark to
just $1,112 in Romania. In fact, the District’s welfare system can be more
generous than every country included except Denmark. The benefits package
is higher than in well-known welfare states as France ($17,324), Germany
($23,257) and even Sweden ($22,111).” Keep in mind the study excludes
Medicaid expenses that would add another $8,140. Tanner and Hughes are also
careful to note, “People in these programs are not lazy, but they are also
not stupid. Like everyone else, they respond to incentives. If welfare pays
better than work, people on welfare will be less likely to work.” Perhaps a
good place to begin reform is on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers' paychecks
should be rescinded until they actually get any work done. :-)
Sent: Wed, Aug 26, 2015 7:11 PM EDT
Subject: [Fwd: Wedding ring is in for repair again this year...]
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Subject: Wedding ring is in for repair again this year...
IF THIS IS TRUE -
Wedding ring is in for repair again this year...
Just passing this on with no comment, interesting observation
The Wedding ring is in for repair again this year. Since when does a plain
wedding band need repairs, along with your watch, for a whole month? In
a press conference last week Obama was not wearing his wedding ring nor
was he wearing his watch. When noticed, his staff said his ring was out
for repairs. No reason was given for the missing watch.
So it's just a coincidence that Muslims are forbidden from wearing
jewelry during the month of Ramadan... Can't possibly
be that, because although he hasn't gone to a Christian church service
since entering the White House, we know he's a committed Christian "cause
he said so during his campaign" This is the same
president that spent the Christmas holidays in Hawaii to avoid religious
obligations as president at the White House. His children do not receive
Christmas presents. Let's just face the facts and quit trying to distort
the truth, we have a Muslim for president in the White House, and he has
no knowledge of American history. Please pass this
on to believers of what is happening to our Great Nation and to those who
are still in denial. I love this country; it's the
current government leadership I worry about! DON'T
KEEP THIS - SEND IT OUT TO YOUR LIST.
What have we as a country become?
How far have we fallen
Our president is trying to divert attention from his treaty with Iran to saying Carbon is our # l Problem, he is a congenital liar of the nth degree, pushing energy taxes called cap and trade.I have always been skeptical of the “Global Warming” science. There are way too many forces in nature that humans simply cannot match, let alone change!Check this out.Global warming – Takes an Australian tells it like it is!!!Ian Rutherford Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, Professor of Mining Geology at the University of Adelaide, and the Director of Multiple Mineral Exploration and Mining Companies. He has published 130 scientific papers, six books and edited the Encyclopedia of Geology.
Born February 1946 (age 68) 12 Residence Nationality Australian Fields Institutions Notable awardsWhere Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From?Professor Ian Plimer could not have said it better! If you've read his book you will agree, this is a good summary.
PLIMER: "Okay, here's the bombshell. The volcanic eruption in Iceland . Since its first spewing ofvolcanic ash has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in thepast five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet - all of you.Of course, you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress - it’s that vitalchemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to synthesize into oxygen forus humans and all animal life.I know....it's very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you haveaccomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving Prius hybrids, buyingfabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kids "The Green Revolution"science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares oftoilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationingat home instead of abroad!!!
Nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 cent light bulbs with$10.00 light bulbs.....well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes injust four days. The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth's atmosphere in just four days - yes,FOUR DAYS - by that volcano in Iceland has totally erased every single effort you have madeto reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planetspewing out this crud at any one time - EVERY DAY.I don't really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when thevolcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhousegases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on earth.Yes, folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over one year - think about it. Of course, I shouldn'tspoil this 'touchy-feely tree-hugging' moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmicactivity and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keepshappening despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud, but the fact of the matter isthat the bush fire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negateyour efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years. And it happensevery year.Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you, onthe basis of the bogus 'human-caused' climate-change scenario. Hey, isn’t it interestinghow they don’t mention 'Global Warming' anymore, but just 'Climate Change' - you know why?It’s because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and theseglobal warming ‘BS’ artists got caught with their pants down. And, just keep in mind thatyou might yet have an Emissions Trading Scheme - that whopping new tax - imposedon you, that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer.It won’t stop any volcanoes from erupting, that’s for sure!!!But, hey, relax...... and have a nice day!"
|date:||Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 6:34 PM|
|subject:||THE CLINTON FOUNDATION :-(|
|date:||27 October 2015 at 19:05|
|subject:||Fw: D O YOU REMEMBER THESE MEN?|
D O YOU REMEMBER THESE MEN? I BELIEVE THAT YOU'LL REMEMBER ALMOST ALL OF THEM.I can only send this to people our age, (well close to our age) since most of today's people don't have any idea who these Men were and that's a pity.George Gobel comedian, Army Air Corps, taught fighter pilotsJohnny Carson made a big deal about it once on the Tonight Show, to which George said "the Japs didn't get past us.Sterling Hayden , US Marines and OSS . Smuggled guns into Yugoslavia and parachuted into Croatia . Silver Star.James Stewart , US Army Air Corps. Bomber pilot who rose to the rank of General.Ernest Borgnine , US Navy. Gunners Mate 1c, destroyer USS Lamberton. 10 years active duty. Discharged 1941, re-enlisted after Pearl Harbor.Ed McMahon , US Marines. Fighter Pilot. (Flew OE-1 Bird Dogs over Korea as well.)Telly Savalas , US Army.Walter Matthau , US Army Air Corps., B-24 Radioman/Gunner and cryptographer.Steve Forrest , US Army. Wounded, Battle of the Bulge.Jonathan Winters , USMC. Battleship USS Wisconsin and Carrier USS Bon Homme Richard. Anti-aircraft gunner, Battle of Okinawa.Paul Newman , US Navy Rear seat gunner/radsioman, torpedo bombers of USS Bunker Hill.Kirk Douglas , US Navy. Sub-chaser in the Pacific. Wounded in action and medically discharged.Robert Mitchum , US Army.Dale Robertson , US Army. Tank Commander in North Africa under Patton. Wounded twice. Battlefield Commission.Henry Fonda , US Navy. Destroyer USS Satterlee.John Carroll , US Army Air Corps. Pilot in North Africa . Broke his back in a crash.Lee Marvin US Marines. Sniper. Wounded in action on Saipan . Buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Sec. 7A next to Greg Boyington and Joe Louis.Art Carney , US Army. Wounded on Normandy beach, D-Day. Limped for the rest of his life.Wayne Morris , US Navy fighter pilot, USS Essex. Downed seven Japanese fighters.Rod Steiger , US Navy. Was aboard one of the ships that launched the Doolittle Raid.Tony Curtis , US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus. In Tokyo Bay for the surrender of Japan.Larry Storch . US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus with Tony Curtis.Forrest Tucker , US Army. Enlisted as a private, rose to Lieutenant.Robert Montgomery , US Navy.George Kennedy , US Army. Enlisted after Pearl Harbor , stayed in sixteen years.Mickey Rooney , US Army under Patton. Bronze Star.Denver Pyle , US Navy. Wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal . Medically discharged.Burgess Meredith , US Army Air Corps.DeForest Kelley , US Army Air Corps.Robert Stack , US Navy. Gunnery Officer.Neville Brand , US Army, Europe . Was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart.Tyrone Power , US Marines. Transport pilot in the Pacific Theater.Charlton Heston, US Army Air Corps. Radio operator and aerial gunner on a B-25, Aleutians.Danny Aiello , US Army. Lied about his age to enlist at 16. Served three years.James Arness , US Army. As an infantryman, he was severely wounded at Anzio , Italy .Efram Zimbalist, Jr ., US Army. Purple Heart for a severe wound received at Huertgen Forest.Mickey Spillane , US Army Air Corps, Fighter Pilot and later Instructor Pilot.Rod Serling . US Army. 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific. He jumped at Tagaytay in the Philippines and was later wounded in Manila.Gene Autry , US Army Air Corps. Crewman on transports that ferried supplies over "The Hump" in the China-Burma-India Theater.Wiliam Holden , US Army Air Corps.Alan Hale Jr , US Coast Guard.Harry Dean Stanton , US Navy. Battle of Okinawa.Russell Johnson , US Army Air Corps. B-24 crewman who was awarded Purple Heart when his aircraft was shot down by the Japanese in the Philippines.William Conrad , US Army Air Corps. Fighter Pilot.Jack Klugman , US Army.Frank Sutton , US Army. Took part in 14 assault landings, including Leyte, Luzon, Bataan and Corregidor.Jackie Coogan , US Army Air Corps. Volunteered for gliders and flew troops and materials into Burma behind enemy lines.Tom Bosley , US Navy.Claude Akins , US Army. Signal Corps., Burma and the Philippines.Chuck Connors , US Army. Tank-warfare instructor.Harry Carey Jr ., US Navy.Mel Brooks , US Army. Combat Engineer. Saw action in the Battle of the Bulge.Robert Altman , US Army Air Corps. B-24 Co-Pilot.Pat Hingle , US Navy. Destroyer USS Marshall.Fred Gwynne , US Navy. Radioman.Karl Malden , US Army Air Corps. 8th Air Force, NCO.Earl Holliman . US Navy. Lied about his age to enlist. Discharged after a year when the Navy found out.Rock Hudson , US Navy. Aircraft mechanic, the Philippines.Harvey Korman , US Navy.Aldo Ray . US Navy. UDT frogman, Okinawa.Don Knotts , US Army, Pacific Theater.Don Rickles , US Navy aboard USS Cyrene.Harry Dean Stanton , US Navy. Served aboard an LST in the Battle of Okinawa.Robert Stack , US Navy. Gunnery Instructor.Soupy Sales , US Navy. Served on USS Randall in the South Pacific.Lee Van Cleef , US Navy. Served aboard a sub chaser then a mine sweeper.Clifton James , US Army, South Pacific. Was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.Ted Knight , US Army, Combat Engineers.Jack Warden , US Navy, 1938-1942, then US Army, 1942-1945. 101st Airborne Division.Don Adams . US Marines. Wounded on Guadalcanal, then served as a Drill Instructor.James Gregory , US Navy and US Marines.Brian Keith , US Marines. Radioman/Gunner in Dauntless dive-bombers.Fess Parker , US Navy and US Marines. Booted from pilot training for being too tall, joined Marines as a radio operator.Charles Durning . US Army. Landed at Normandy on D-Day. Shot multiple times. Awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts. Survived Malmedy Massacre.Raymond Burr , US Navy. Shot in the stomach on Okinawa and medically discharged.Hugh O'Brian , US Marines.Robert Ryan , US Marines.Eddie Albert , US Coast Guard. Bronze Star with Combat V for saving several Marines under heavy fire as pilot of a landing craft during the invasion of Tarawa.Cark Gable , US Army Air Corps. B-17 gunner over Europe.Charles Bronson , US Army Air Corps. B-29 gunner, wounded in action.Peter Graves , US Army Air Corps.Buddy Hackett , US Army anti-aircraft gunner.Victor Mature , US Coast Guard.Jack Palance , US Army Air Corps. Severely injured bailing out of a burning B-24 bomber.Robert Preston , US Army Air Corps. Intelligence OfficerCesar Romero , US Coast Guard. Coast Guard. Participated in the invasions of Tinian and Saipan on the assault transport USS Cavalier.Norman Fell , US Army Air Corps., Tail Gunner, Pacific Theater.Jason Robards , US Navy. was aboard heavy cruiser USS Northampton when it was sunk off Guadalcanal . Also served on the USS Nashville during the invasion of the Philippines , surviving a kamikaze hit that caused 223 casualties.
Steve Reeves, US Army , Philippines.Dennis Weaver , US Navy. Pilot.Robert Taylor , US Navy. Instructor Pilot.Randolph Scott . Tried to enlist in the Marines but was rejected due to injuries sustained in US Army, World War 1.Ronald Reagan . US Army. Was a 2nd Lt. in the Cavalry Reserves before the war. His poor eyesight kept him from being sent overseas with his unit when war came so he transferred to the Army Air Corps Public Relations Unit where he served for the duration.
John Wayne. Declared "4F medically unfit" due to pre-existing injuries, he nonetheless attempted to volunteer three times (Army, Navy and Film Corps.) so he gets honorable mention.
And of course we have Audie Murphy, America 's most-decorated soldier, who became a Hollywood star as a result of his US Army service that included his being awarded the Medal of Honor.
Can someone tell how many of today's Hollywood elite, sports celebs and politicians put their careers on hold to enlist for service in Iraq or Afghanistan ?
The only one who even comes close was Pat Tillman, who turned down a contract offer of $3.6 million over three years from the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the US Army after September, 11, 2001 and serve as a Ranger in Afghanistan , where he died in 2004.But rather than being lauded for his choice and his decision to put his country before his career, he was mocked and derided by many of his peers.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I submit to you that America today is not the country it was seventy years ago. And I, for one, am saddened.My generation grew up watching, being entertained by and laughing with so many of these fine people, never really knowing what they contributed to the war effort. Like millions of Americans during WWII, there was a job that needed doing, they didn't question, they went and did it; those that came home returned to their now new normal life and carried on, very few ever saying what they did or saw.They took it as their "responsibility," their "duty" to Country, to protect and preserve our freedoms and way of life, not just for themselves but for all future generations to come.As a member of that "First" generation, I'm forever humbly in their debt.Don't forget that even Queen Elizabeth of England, I believe she was princess at the time, volunteered during WWII.
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|subject:||Fw: Some bad news for goats from Allah's messenger!...|
Some bad news for goats from Allah's messenger!...