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It is a Global Economy – ‘China promises rise in minimum wage to close income gap’

romney on the 47%

It’s not ‘socialism’ to increase the ability of the middle class to purchase more.

Cutting taxes for the few at the upper incomce levels only increases their wealth. Increasing wage in the middle income increases their ability to purchase and that adds J-O-B-S.

‘China has approved a plan to tackle the widening income gap between rich and poor, which includes raising its minimum wage’.

‘The minimum wage would increase to 40% of average urban salaries by 2015’.

‘State-owned firms would also need to give a greater share of their profits to the government, which it said it would use to fund social security’.

‘The widening wealth gap in China has stoked concerns over its impact on political and social stability’.

“The plan suggests the government puts more weight on income growth than on income distribution,” said Zhang Zhiwei, chief China economist at Nomura’.

“This probably reflects the difficulty the government expects to have in reducing income inequality and the strong resistance from vested interest groups,” he said’.

‘Other proposals announced in the plan include steps to boost incomes of farmers; improving the health care system; increasing supply of affordable housing; a ceiling on salaries of senior management at state-owned firms and strengthening tax regulations’.

‘Analysts have long said that rising income levels in rural areas are key not only to social stability but also to China’s efforts to boost domestic consumption and sustain long term economic growth’.
From : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21347819#

 

Stories From The Fringe – ‘Dick Morris out at Fox News’

dick morris

Dusting off my very best Captain Jack Sparrow – WHAT?!?

Captain Jack Sparrow

You mean the ARE consequences to just making stuff up?

Naw. Just FOX.

‘Fox News has decided not to renew its contract with political commentator and pollster Dick Morris, an industry official tells POLITICO’s Mike Allen’.

‘Morris, who was on contract with Fox News throughout the 2012 presidential campaign, had not appeared on the network for almost three months after Fox News president Roger Ailes decided to keep him off the network’.
From : http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/02/dick-morris-out-at-fox-news-156210.html

 

Blog Running – ‘Five phrases that gun owners would be smart to stop using’

gun nuts 2nd amend

Great, great peice over at Stabley Times…..

“It’s for protection”:
‘It may be the rationale that you tell yourself, but it doesn’t stand up to the facts. Any number of university studies have shown that keeping a gun in the house is about twenty times more likely to result in you or a loved one getting shot than it is to result in a home invader getting shot. The reasons are obvious: any criminal has the element of surprise and therefore the upper hand. You’ve never taken a life, and as you’re nervously fumbling around trying to work up the nerve to, you just got shot. The odds are that the robber wouldn’t have shot you, if not for the fact that you ineptly pulled a gun on him’.

“It’s in the Constitution”:
‘ The Founding Fathers were among the most evolved people of their day, but they were comparative neanderthals by modern standards. Yes, they put the right to bear arms into the Constitution, and in the next breath they vouched for slavery and the notion that women shouldn’t vote’.

“We might have to overthrow the government”:
‘ Yes, the Founding Fathers used their guns to violently overthrow an oppressive non-democratic British government. But that’s because it was the only way they had of establishing a democracy. Once that was done, America’s greatest heroes have demonstrated throughout the years that there would be no tolerance going forward for those who wanted to violently give the middle finger to the democracy that the Founding Fathers fought so hard to give us. George Washington put down the Whiskey Rebellion himself, making clear that following United States law was not going to be optional’.

“Hitler took away the guns”:
‘No he didn’t’.
“Hitler didn’t need to impose gun control because gun laws were already in effect (ironically, those original laws were in part designed to disarm the Nazis). Gun control helped the Nazis keep weapons out of the hands of their enemies, but as Cramer notes, it wasn’t a major factor in Hitler’s success’.
@ : http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1791/did-hitler-ban-gun-ownership

And…..

‘Nazi Weapons Law of November 11, 1938’
‘Regulations Against Jews’ Possession of Weapons’
@ : http://jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/NaziLawEnglish.htm

“If we let them take assault weapons, they’ll take all the guns”:
‘From 1994 to 2004, assault weapons were illegal in the United States. At no point during that ten year stretch did any elected official from either party try to use that as a launching point for making handguns illegal’.
From : http://www.stableytimes.com/featured/five-phrases-that-gun-owners-would-do-well-to-stop-using/1394/

 

UPDATE 5 – ‘The Citadel: Gun-Loving Americans Signing Up to Live in Idaho Fortress Community’

idaho

It turns out after being told to wait 1 week, we waited almost 2 and the ‘announcement’ wasn’t about the financial foundation of the ‘Citadel’ project but about finally getting their manufacturing license.

The financial foundation of building the ‘Citadel’ was based on the III Arm Company actully building firearms.

And they just got their license.

Here’s hoping that hundreds of ‘real patriots’ sign up with their $235 application fee and ‘paying 25% of your full lease price 90 days after your application has been approved. Once the Construction Team breaks ground on your residence, you will be required to pay 1/2 of the lease price each month'(without having an actual ‘house’ to live in yet).

And all of that based on a company that just got their license to manufacture the 2 fireamrs they have and mostly promoted by someone who took a plea deal of 2 years for extortion.

Yeah.

This is going to work well……

‘The Citadel Project has crossed a major threshold. Now that Jim Miller, our III Arms Company president has his FFL 07 license to manufacture firearms, we move from an interesting and exciting concept to a hands on brick and mortar project. III Arms Company has always been the key element needed for the Citadel to be a realistic project and now it’s a go’.

‘If you read John Robb ( http://www.resilientcommunities.com – highly recommended) he talks about local production of food, water and energy to make a community resilient. The crucial element he adds to the mix is for the community to have manufacturing facilities to provide an economic base. III Arms Company will be our economic base, providing initial employment and “foreign exchange” for us’.
From : http://iiicitadel.blogspot.com/

After the Survival Blog wrote this :

‘The III Citadel Controversy’
‘For some background, see’:
“Citadel.” Convicted extortionist’s latest con gets huge play on Drudge’.

‘Again, I have nothing to do with Mr. Hyman. My only nexus to him is that he chose a piece of land that is in one of the states that I recommend for relocation. He has apparently tried to capitalize on my name. According to the SipseyStreetIrregulars blog, Mr. Hyman “persuades folks to invest” in the project. My advice: Beware of III Citadel’!
@ : http://www.survivalblog.com/2013/01/the-iii-citadel-controversy.html

….there were a LOT of questions regarding the credibility of this ‘Citadel’ for ‘Patriots’ in North Idaho.

Then this :

‘Citadel: BIG NEWS incoming’
**’UPDATE’**
‘ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER ONE: Here’
‘How many people need to be eating a pile of crow tonight’?
‘And because I am the epitome of dignified: Eat shit and die if you have it coming – you know who you are. Genetic waste’.
‘More announcements coming…’
‘There will be several announcements over the next 2-3 days regarding the Citadel and related projects’.
‘Big announcements’.
‘B.I.G’.
‘Stay tuned’.
‘Kerodin’
‘III’
@ : http://iiipercent.blogspot.com/

And that was inj response to this :

On January 21st, the III Arms Company wrote this re: their ‘Citidel’ project in North Idaho :

‘III Arms Company should have an announcement up in the next week or so regarding ‘internal’ business’.
‘Internal or not, it’s something that the world needs to know to placate any ‘yer bullshittin us’ claims folks have thrown at us. It will be something that many folks have told us could not be accomplished’.

And now this….

‘In this afternoon’s mail, III Arms Company received a little note from the ATF saying: ‘Thanks for your interest, please start building firearms’.

‘Yup. The III Arms Company now possesses our “Manufacturer of Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices” License’.

‘YOU FAILED’!
‘But we really DO want to thank you for trying’!

‘Honestly, we do! What your failures DID, and I thank you from the bottom of my still beating heart, was made us a very popular search item. To that end’:

‘Hits on III Citadel blog headed well north of the 160,000 mark a week ago and STILL gains 2000 new views daily from all over the world’.

‘III Citadel has gotten more applications in the same time span than all the previous weeks combined, and they have not slowed down one bit’.

‘Hits on the III Arms site have been almost as numerous. We are visible across the globe as well’.

‘We have received interview requests from many, different (cough) ‘news’ (cough) sources on both sides of the pond, as well as some pretty substantial entities in the Liberty minded media. We will pick and choose who gets it, and who doesn’t. And we promise we won’t mention you at all. (yeah, we’re selfish that way)’

‘Those interviews are scheduled for the not so distant future’.

‘I just hope your leader is around to read them. YOU had a hand in promoting us, and I just know that little bit of extra salt will feel wonderful in those festering wounds you call reality. It’s going to get even better as we add a bit of vinegar to the mix here shortly, just wait and see. We have MORE announcements coming shortly. We’ve just started this, and we aren’t even up to speed yet’.
From : http://iiiarms.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

Stories From The Fringe – ‘Goedde wants ‘Atlas Shrugged’ as required reading’

Idehoe

I’ve said it before….I will stack the nuts in the Northwest (especially I-De-Hoe) against ANY other State.

He said it was just a ‘joke’ but the Committee agreed to move it along…….

‘The chairman of the Senate Education Committee says he would like to require Idaho high school students to read Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel “Atlas Shrugged” before graduating’.

‘In a tongue-and-cheek moment during Tuesday’s education committee meeting, Goedde introduced legislation to make the novel required reading and that students pass a test on it’.

‘Goedde says the novel that’s become must-read material for libertarians could stimulate lively debate in high schools. He also credited the book for turning his son Brian a Republican’.

‘The committee agreed to introduce the bill. But Goedde says he has no intention of moving it along, saying he did it partially in jest and out of frustration over voters rejecting online course requirements last fall’.
From : http://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/state/article_0b5dcea3-1caf-504c-81b8-e9207d784745.html

 

 

Stories From The Fringe – ‘Assault A Child? Fox Contributor Feels You Deserve A Medal’

erick erickson

This is the ‘voice’ of Republican politics now on FOX.

Remain silent and you accept it Republicans.

“I think we should give the employee a medal, not send her to jail”.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) February 4, 2013

‘The case he is referring to is one where an employee at a Dollar General in Wrightsville, Ga, savagely beat a child with a belt. Police reported that videotape of the beating showed the clerk striking the 8 year old 25 times’.

‘The cause of such beating? The child threw a cookie at the employee, reportedly for making fun of the child’.

 

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