- A lot of folks are shocked, yes, shocked, I say! that the Central Intelligence Agency has probably found ways to exploit weaknesses in devices connected to the Internet.
- Personally, I’d be pissed if I found out that they hadn’t developed these capabilities. I know it’s a surprise to a large section of the populace, but gentlemen do indeed reach each other’s letters.
- If only the intelligence and law enforcement agencies had earned enough trust from the American nation that we could know with some certainty that such tools would never be misused or turned against us.
- I believe that I’ve parsed the illegal immigration problem into two camps:
- Those, like me, who see immigration into the United States as a privilege we extend to those we feel deserve it, regardless of the prospective immigrant’s origins.
- Those who believe that immigration into our country from other parts of the world is a human right, which we as a nation have no right to moderate, regulate, or object to. Interestingly enough, I can find no historical example of a nation that survived long after opening its borders for every Tom, Dick, and Harry who wanted to come on over and set up their yurts.
- I still believe that a wall on the border is nothing more than a dam that can be overcome by the draw of jobs in El Norte. Cut off the supply of jobs, either through litigation, legislation, or defenestration, and the flow of illegal immigrants will be reduced significantly.
- The brawl over repealing/replacing/reforming Obamacare is gaining steam, both in the halls of Congress and in the media.
- Somewhere along the way the nation went from looking at comprehensive health insurance as a fringe benefit brought by hard work at a good job to seeing it as a human right that has to be paid for by the productive minority.
- Here’s my suggestion –
- The ACA is repealed in total. Buy insurance, don’t buy insurance, not my problem.
- Medicare is not touched in any way. Lord knows old folks have earned it after putting up with the Baby Boomers, Gen X, and the Millenials for the last 3/4 of a century.
- Medicaid is clawed back to cover only poor families and those who are incapable of supporting themselves.
- The bar for being declared incapable of supporting yourself gets raised quite a bit.
- The American taxpayer provides precisely zero toward the healthcare of anyone who is capable of working and paying their own way, but doesn’t. I’m a big fan of “Those who refuse to work, do not eat”.
- To make up for this, donations to charity hospitals, clinics, and other health programs would be 100% deductible from personal and corporate income taxes, with no limit to the amount that could be donated. Let those who want to screech that the rest of us aren’t doing enough put their money where their mouth is.
- There are some who say we can’t kill our way out of the Islamic terrorism problem.
- I say we can’t know that unless we really try.
- We spend too much time trying to be loved. I’m about ready for everyone to realize that it’s more feasible to be left alone because of the terror our displeasure strikes in the hearts of men.
Posted by daddybear71 on March 10, 2017