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A View from the Nest 2-17-2015


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The Battle for Internet Freedom Is Not Over

On February 26th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), acting under the direction of President Obama, will vote on a 300-plus-page rule regulate the internet in much the same way it currently regulates utilities.


Many ObamaCare enrollees are finding out that they owe the IRS a lot of money

As the second ObamaCare open enrollment period came to a close over the weekend, more Americans learned that they owe Uncle Sam money because they received subsidies that were too great, often because they had underestimated their income levels for 2014 when they applied for coverage through the health insurance exchanges.


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How Government Ruined Your Kids’ Textbooks

Common Core education standards have attracted criticism from across the political spectrum due to lack of choice and competition inherent in a top-down, federal mandate. Students succeed when parents and teachers have flexibility to tailor their education programs to children, celebrating and not ignoring their differences.


Texas federal judge sides with states, blocks Obama’s executive amnesty

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Amazing: Niagara Falls Completely Freezes Over And Looks Like A Scene Out of The Movie ‘Frozen’

While it’s up for debate on whether the Niagara Falls should have made it into the seven wonders of the world, its pretty undeniable that they are anything but breathtaking. Especially now considering the falls have frozen for the first time since 1911, and look like a real-life scene out of the movie Frozen.


“Moderate” Muslim Leader Blames Societies Problems on Women

75% of Presidential Historians and Scholars call Obama “One of the Worst” and “Overrated” Presidents!


Ammo Ban – the New Liberal Plan to Push Gun Control


From the Looney Bin

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Articles: Education: Playing Games with Recess

Education in America will make you crazy. There is hardly a part of it that is not corrupted by ideology and contaminated by sophistical thinking. What could be simpler to understand than recess? When you’re talking about little children, you’re talking about puppies. They need to run around until they fall down laughing on the grass.


Blog: Illegal aliens complaining about life in suburbia

Lawbreakers are victims! Kirk Semple writes in the New York Times: But he quickly learned that being poor and undocumented and living far from the well-established immigrant networks found in the nation’s big cities made life especially difficult.


The Last Word

George Washington Remains America’s Rock Star!

GEORGE WASHINGTON – OUR GREAT FORTUNE George Washington was and remains the rock star of America. With apologies for casting this great man in what can be thought of as a vulgar term, one reaches for ways to illuminate for today’s citizens the monumental perfection of soul in the man.


 

 

Views From the Nest 2-13-2015


 

 

 

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First up tonight is this story from Washington Times. Obama has decided that illegals who entered this country uninvited, and somehow were able to land jobs using a phony Social Security number can apply for an actual Social Security number to file their taxes. Not only can they get a legal SS# but they can then apply for the Earned Income Tax credit retroactively for up to the last 3 yrs for which they worked in this country illegally.

I am not a fan of these tax credits whether it is the EITC or the child tax credit because it establishes inequality under the law by giving special privileges to a certain class of people. And I am certainly not in favor or giving someone a check against a tax bill they do not owe. In other words once your tax bill reaches zero and you do not owe the federal government any tax money you should not get a check in the mail from other taxpayers.

The IRS calls this an Earned Income tax credit but if the EITC ends up being more than your tax bill it is no longer a credit but a transfer of wealth payment (welfare). I can see offering a credit that eliminates your tax burden but not to make a profit from.

Secondly these folks have worked in the country illegally and they should be fined and or imprisoned along with the companies that hire them not rewarded for their illegal activity. There is nothing noble about these people who could, if they really wanted to, go into any immigration office and apply for legal citizenship status and apply for a work permit and become legal. These folks refuse to take that simple step and yet our government is telling us that for some reason these folks deserve special treatment.

Not only can these illegals claim the EITC for past years when they filed a tax return even if they did not file a return they will be able to claim the EITC. Now I understand that unless you are a prominent democrat if you fail to file and pay taxes you are subject to fines and a jail sentence. In fact the IRS code increases the penalties and interest for those who file fraudulent returns, I would think a tax return using a fake SS# would qualify as fraud.

So then if the government is going to give special exemptions for ILLEGAL residents of the US then shouldn’t a LEGAL citizen be given the same exemptions?

IRS to pay back-refunds to illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress on Wednesday that even illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes will be able to claim back-refunds once they get Social Security numbers under President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty.


Fair Tax, Flat Tax, and the United States Constitution

Out of control federal spending, Eliminate direct taxation completely, repeal the 16th Amendment, shut down the Federal Reserve, stop the process of our government printing fiat money As Federal Spending continues to skyrocket, and the deflation of the American Dollar worsens while the Federal Reserve keeps pumping fiat money into our weakened economy (while deceptively telling us we are in an economic recovery), we have come to the conclusion as Americans that something needs to be done about the madness.


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Despite Record Revenue, Deficit Keeps Expanding

The Treasury Department has already raked in a record $1,046,224,000,000 so far this fiscal year, CNSNews.com reported, which means 2015 marks the first time the government hit the $1 trillion revenue benchmark in the first quarter. (The previous record, held last year, was $960,598,000,000.)

Government does not have a revenue problem it has a spending problem.


Will Greece Exit the Eurozone?

The Last Word

It’s Too Cold To Protest Global Warming At Yale

Yale anti-fossil fuel campaigners have indefinitely postponed a protest that was set for this weekend due to “unfavorable weather and other logistical issues.” Fossil Free Yale, a group pushing the university to divest itself from fossil fuels, told the Yale Daily News that frigid, snowy weather set for this weekend will mean their global warming protest will have to be postponed.


Shouldn’t these students be celebrating the advances made toward curbing global warming? A record cold snap once again grips the northeast where Yale is located and I would think that most of the residents of the great white northeast are hoping for some GLOBAL WARMING to end this barrage of record snowfall. In fact I am sure more than one resident of the frozen northeast are thankful for the OIL and gas-fired heater systems installed in their homes.

Others are not so thankful and want to promote green energy like solar and wind. How much sun does a solar panel collect while buried under 6 feet of snow? How much wind energy can a wind turbine produce while frozen solid with several inches of ice?

As I sit here and freeze while temperatures hover in the single digits I am so thankful for the warmth of a well heated home. And I for one am praying for some global warming to take place real soon. If the alternative is more freezing temperatures and another ice age I say let’s do whatever we can to raise the global temperatures it is far easier to stay cool then it is to keep warm.

And that is the way I see it. What say you?

 

 


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The 16th Amendment was sold to the American public as a way to make the rich pay their “fair share.” That law, which was billed as a “soak the rich” scheme, instead now threatens to drown us.

 

 

Well today is the last day to fulfill our obligations to the government under the 16th amendment to the Constitution. Every year the taxman comes around to collect their share of our labor to indulge in the reckless pursuits. It wasn’t always like this in America. In fact up until 1913 there was no income tax.

 

The current tax code is four million words long, and more than four times longer than the collected works of Shakespeare. It requires 25 volumes to contain it and takes up 9 feet of shelf space.

 

And it was sold to the American people as a way to “make the rich pay their fair share.” Sound familiar?

The current tax code is now four million words long, more than four times longer than the collected works of Shakespeare, and six to seven times longer than the Bible. It requires 25 volumes to contain it, and takes up nine feet of shelf space.

According to Forbes, it takes Americans over six billion hours to comply with its filing requirements. That’s the equivalent of 8,758 lifetimes – in people years, not dog years.

Making the rich pay their fair share has been the governments unending song from the beginning of taxation. They never have enough and the rich they think always has too much, the problem is they lied then and they are lying now. Let’s face it folks the government wants all your money, and they will never stop trying to figure out ways to get it, and hopefully they will even convince you to turn it over voluntarily.

Obamacare is one BIG TAX. The intent of the entire law was never about providing meaningful health care reform but to snowball you into agreeing to give them more of your hard-earned income in hopes of receiving some promised benefit. There is only one problem with this, the government lies all the time when it comes to separating you from your money. They sell you on the idea that the program they are proposing is FOR YOUR GOOD when they have designs on confiscating more of your personal belongings through taxation.

Prior to the passage of the 16th Amendment, almost the sole source of income to the federal government came from tariffs collected on imported goods. That itself was a profound limitation on the size and reach of the federal government. In 1910 the budget for the entire federal government was $1.042 billion.

 

Then just like today ordinary citizens figured out that the increased cost of goods fell upon the consumer while the corporations would pad their profit margins by raising domestic prices to just slightly less than the foreign imports prices, thus remaining competitive but at the same time generating a higher profit margin.

 

So the proposed cure is now worse than the original disease if in fact there ever really was a problem to begin with. Being competitive in a world market has always been sound business practices, and no amount of government intervention is ever going to change that dynamic. Businesses will sell their product to the highest paying consumer base or work in the most cost effect market possible to stay in business.

We have been sold a bill of goods and the average American citizen has swallowed this poison pill of covetousness to her own destruction. Politicians will continue to pit the rich against the poor and continue to cry injustice and how they are the ones to see to it that the rich pays their fair share all the while you and I are footing the bill as the fat cats continue to get fatter.

 

The marketplace is a wonderful thing if left alone to contend with competition. But once competition is eliminated or the federal government comes along picking winners and losers, it is you the American citizen who always comes up with the short straw.

 

Proverbs 6:6-8 (BBE)
6  Go to the ant, you hater of work; give thought to her ways and be wise: 7  Having no chief, overseer, or ruler, 8  She gets her meat in the summer, storing up food at the time of the grain-cutting.

 

Even nature teaches us that natural laws are at work in the universe and those who try to manipulate, or violate these natural laws do so at great personal cost. It would seem that ants are far wiser than the American culture because even the ant knows that there is a time of plenty and a time of want and during the time of plenty one must lay aside a part for the lean times that are sure to come.

 

 

Cover of "A Bug's Life [Blu-ray]"

Cover of A Bug’s Life [Blu-ray]

In 1998 Pixar produced the animated movie “A Bug’s Life” and the protagonists where grasshoppers who’d show up once a year at the ant colony to get their annual food offering so they would not have to work to produce their own food. One year they  arrived and the offering was accidentally spilled into the water and ruined. The grasshoppers did not forgive the ants required offering but instead gave them until the fall harvest to produce twice as much.

 

The colony is now in trouble, as there isn’t enough food to fulfill the grasshopper’s request and give sustenance for the colony. When the grasshoppers return to discover a meager offering, they take control of the entire colony and begin eating the ants’ winter store of food, and plot to kill the queen.

 

Their plot is foiled when the ants fight back.

 

When they all stood together and worked together they were able to overcome the oppressor and turn back the tide of tyranny.

 

You see the ruling class understands the power of the citizenry and fears it and it is for that reason the ruling powers continue to put wedges between groups to get them fighting with each other and not standing together uniformly to fight the real enemy.

 

The ant colony knew that by all of them working together the entire colony would thrive, but once dissension was sown into the fabric of their colony, destruction would follow soon after.

 

The grasshoppers would never stop coming to collect their tax, and each year the burden would get larger and would never end unless resisted in solidarity.

 

Personally I would like to see the 16th amendment nullified and the IRS eliminated. Is anyone willing to stand with me?

 

And that is the way I see it. What say you?

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What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9 (HCSB)

The power sought by the federal government to force its will upon the people started long before President Obama took office. President Hamilton thought that the use of military force against the American people was justified to promote his unpopular Whiskey Tax. Does this sound familiar to anyone? The new tax is Obamacare, the force of Law is being waged against the states and the people by the Government and the Supreme Court. Although we the people fought and protested fehemently against the passing of Obamacare our ‘representatives” refused to listen to us and passed the bill anyway, forcing all Americans to pay the tax thus imposed.

I guess we have not yet learned from history. Maybe this time “we the people” will win this war against our freedoms.

“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” -The Declaration of Independence

Be sure to read this history lesson and take note of the similarities. Like Solomon said so long ago: “there is nothing new under the sun


  1. Taking on the ‘class warfare’ debate. Demonizing the rich in order to excite the masses for political gain is a tactic as old as time itself. Although the political parties attempt to draw a distinct line between the have’s and the have not’s reality is not quite so neat. This report shows how the takers are spread evenly across all income levels and all social orders. Those who feel obligated to the wealthand property of others is not a rich versus poor argument, it is a symptom of a government set on enriching itself with as much power and influence possible in order to continue to amass power unto itself.The only remedy to this social ill is to return again to the biblical foundation upon an orderly civil society can best operate. The answer is found in the golden rule which is a simplification of the ten commandments. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. One of the ten commandments says; Thou shalt not covet. Thou shalt not desire anything that belongs to thy neighbor. Imagine how many social ills could be eliminated by this one simple rule.

  2. The Class Warfare We Need Identifying the Parasites, Pirates, and Predators to wealth creation ow.ly/84IBu
    December 19, 2011 1:17:07 PM EST
  3. This story I found very informative. A list of our economic ills. Take the time to read through this and see for yourself why we are facing an economic meltdown in the United States.I can not help but be reminded of the scripture which teaches… the borrower is subject to the lender…

  4. 50 Facts About the American Economy that will Shock You amplify.com/u/a1kvxq
    December 19, 2011 1:17:07 PM EST
  5. December 19, 2011 11:04:13 PM EST
  6. “Do not muzzle an ox while it treads out grain. Deuteronomy 25:4 (HCSB) Here is a story that argues the moral supremacy of Capitalism. Allowing every individual to pursue their happiness and allow them to keep the results of that pursuit. Our declaration of independence declares that “all men” everyone is entitled to certain rights granted to them by their CREATOR and not allocated by government. Our form of government was established to PROTECT these inalienable rights endowed to us by God. Our Constitution set to limit governments ability to restrict or deny the people these inalienable rights.

    Personal pursuits and the owning of private property is the foundation upon which this country grew from obscurity into the greatest wealth producing nation in all of history. The steady diet of one socialistic government program after another has been weakening our financial health and making slaves of us all.

    Again we find wisdom in the pages of scripture. Preventing the ox from eating while treading out grain only weakens the ox and before long the ox will die and no work will go forth. Government feels that by squeezing the golden goose somehow the goose will produce more golden eggs. History has proven the Marxist approach does not work anywhere it has been tried.

  7. The Moral Case For Capitalism – the only “fair” system in the world ow.ly/825L6
    December 19, 2011 1:17:07 PM EST
  8. Like tying a stone to a sling, so is giving honor to a fool. Proverbs 26:8 (GW)
  9. And last but not least here is this week’s DoDo bird award winner presented to Time Magazine for their 2011 Person of the year award nominee. And some still regard this publication as a worthy news source. Like the DoDo bird Time magazine is headed for extinction.
  10. December 19, 2011 11:23:23 PM EST
  11. DoDo Bird Award Winner : Time Magazine which named the Protestor as their 2011 Person of the Year bit.ly/sWMpyb
    December 19, 2011 1:17:07 PM EST
  12. Until next time, may the Lord bless you and keep you and may the Lord make his face to shine upon you and grant you peace.
  13. December 19, 2011 11:25:55 PM EST
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