Illinois owes $129B in pensions. There are 12.8M people in Illinois. That works out to about $10,000 per person - every man, woman, child and transgendered otherkin. If you and your current life partner live together in an open arrangement with one adopted child of indeterminate gender and one elderly relative, your household will be responsible for about $40,000 of that debt.On Carmax this morning, I found this lovely 2018 BMW M240 for about that price. Note: when that car gets sold, that link probably won't work any more. Sorry about that. A late-model BMW sports car or paying off a debt run up by politicians buying the votes of selfish, fiscally-illiterate, government employees. Hmm. Is that a tough choice?[...]
... but the culture war is interested in you. That's what Leon Trotsky would say these days.I had an interaction with a progressive today that shocked me. I know enough to not take a position one way or another on the social justice topics of the day, but the fact that I was ambivalent enraged them. They dialed the crazy up to 11 instantly, complete with f-bombs. It was like dealing with a violent psychotic, which is something I've done in a past life. Thank God the interaction was online.I hastened to agree with them, gave them what they wanted and ducked out. I had absolutely zero confidence that anyone in authority would have given me any protection at all. It was chilling, to say the least.Leon Trotsky - A progressive who[...]
Silvio Canto, Jr. Wednesday, November 21, 2018 4:25 AM "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Over the last year, Ive met several Venezuelans who are living in the Dallas area. All of them are under some asylum timeline and waiting for a judge to confirm or deny their case. They are generally well educated and connected to the anti-Chavez opposition. They fear for their lives or personal safety and I understand that. Last, but not least, they obeyed the law. They also complain about internet connections to Venezuela. They will often go days without making contact with their families. Today, I saw this post by Sabrina Martin about internet connectivity: Venezuela, one of the[...]
We remember Troy Aikman, who was born on this day in 1966. Aikman joined the Cowboys in 1989 and led the team to 3 Super Bowl victories. He was one of the greatest QBs in NFL history. Tags: Troy Aikman To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks
W.C. Varones 11/16/2018 7:26:38 AM Gothamist:A 58-year-old taxi driver killed himself in his Queens home this month, marking the eight suicide in the taxi industry this year. The suicide was confirmed by the NYC Medical Examiner on Wednesday, just as the City Council passed bills to give counseling to taxi drivers facing financial and mental health issues.The Medical Examiner confirmed Kim committed suicide in his Bayside home on November 5th, the Post reports, adding that "Kim, who had just purchased his taxi medallion last year, was more than $500,000 in debt from the deal and struggling to stay afloat." His friend, taxi driver Young Lee, told the tabloid, "He was in a lot of debt from that. For a while he was making money but then it just went slowly down[...]
W.C. Varones 11/4/2018 7:03:00 AM Thanks, CNN and NY Times, for working these nutjobs into such a lather.OpenSecrets.org on Judy Munro-Leighton,the woman who admitted lying about being raped by Brett Kavanaugh: Displaying 1 - 22 of 22 records CategoryContributorOccupationDateAmountRecipientMoney to CandidatesMUNRO-LEIGHTON, JUDYLOUISVILLE, KY 40204JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE09-23-2004$250.00Mongiardo, Daniel (D)Money to CandidatesMUNRO-LEIGHTON, JUDYLOUISVILLE, KY 40204NOT EMPLOYED10-04-2018$25.00Heitkamp, Heidi (D)Money to CandidatesMUNRO-LEIGHTON, JUDYLOUISVILLE, KY 40204NOT EMPLOYED10-10-2018$25.00O'Rourke, Beto (D)Money to CandidatesMUNRO-LEIGHTON, JUDYLOUISVILLE, KY 40204NOT EMPLOYED10-10-2018$25.00McCaskill, Claire (D)Money to[...]
Dear Friends: As promised, I will be returning to Canto Talk to discuss the California midterm election results. Please join me and the most interesting Cuban-American talk show host in the world, Silvio Canto, Jr. by clicking HERE 10 am Pacific/12 noon Central/1 pm Eastern (or after for the archived show).We will be joined this week by Dawn Wildman, Director of the Coalition for Policy Reform.
Dear Friends:I will be spending a part of my Halloween celebrating with Silvio Canto Jr talking about science, spies and scary California. Please join us for the fun at 10 AM Pacific/12 noon Central/1 pm Eastern on Wednesday, Oct. 31; click HERE for live show or after for archived podcast.Our featured guest is a long-time friend of mine, Dr. Martin Fricke of San Diego, a nuclear physicist and Senior Fellow of The American Physical Society. Martin has been really helpful to me, as I work on countering the #FakeScience behind Climate Change propaganda.Martin has recently published his first book, Soviet Science Spies: A Counterespionage Story
Leftist ViolenceComes toAmerica, a Historical Perspective(To read previous installment, go here; to start with Part One, go here)19th century Europe was marked by growing leftists movements, which attempted several short-lived revolutions throughout the continent. While these leftist risings failed, a new left-wing extremist movement, theanarcho-communists, grew out of them.The word itself comes from a Greek word, anarkos, which means without a chief. Anarcho-communist believe that all government should be abolished along with private property, and thatcommon ownershipof themeans of productionin combination with astateless societies should be the organizing principle. To bring about such change, anarchists argued that violent[...]
PART THREE: UTOPIAN VISIONS LEAD TO BLOODY REVOLUTIONS(To read the previous installment, go here)In 1792 the French liberal intelligentsia, imbibing the heady wine of Rousseaus theories, inflamed the urban mobs against the upper classes. To be born into wealth or privilege was deemed an act oftreason against the People.No level of dissent was tolerated: disagreeing with the goals
B-Daddy 6/18/2017 4:30:05 PM As a Bible following Christian, I am often confronted with accusations of hate, along with accusing questions along the lines of what would you do if your child ______________? Father's Day is a great day to answer with the love God grants me through Jesus Christ. I have two adult sons, and both my wife and made their upbringing our number one purpose. Our love them is well-known and shown, so I have skin in the game to discuss this topic. So on to the accusations. What if your son came out as gay? I would still love him of course. Further, I would have good advice for him, remain celibate. This advice is given out of my love. The gay promiscuous lifestyle isn't known for its[...]
Going Hugo Chavez one better, the Democrat controlled California legislator is taking action to ensure that one of their own who voted for the hated gas tax won't get recalled. The legislator is rigging the system to make it harder and longer to recall State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) whose support for the increase made him a recall target. From the Sacramento Bee:Democrats are pushing late-blooming bills to significantly improve state Sen. Josh Newmans odds of surviving an effort by the state GOP and others to recall him from office.The proposed changes, which became public Monday morning, would add months to the existing timeline of certifying a recall election for the ballot. The measure would virtually[...]
A Kinder and Nicer NFL?Are any of you buying the new crisis management public relations campaign by the NFL, Together We Make Football? The NFL has been pushing commercials that make them look like AT&T or Hallmark. Problem is, I dont think many are falling for the new kinder and gentler NFL. The whole reason they have to clean up their act is that there have been so many bad actors in NFL with behavior stretching from bad to criminal that they had no choice but to look like they cared. And rather than really take a look at the behavior and get rid of bad players, they have them do the classic mea culpa like Ray Rice after he beat his fiance unconscious, they go away for a little while either by due process or the NFL[...]
Doo Doo Econ Tuesday, January 19, 2016 6:08 PM Doo Doo Economics are the policies of overspending, printing money, neglecting the key economics issues, bad science and promoting entitlement programs which all add up to higher taxes during a recession and economic unsustainablility.
Once again Americans are facing questions about the definition of a Natural Born Citizen (NBC).This is the simple and indisputable definition: Two citizens who have a child, naturally create a new citizen. This is a Natural Born Citizen.There is absolutely no expert either legal or historical who will argue to the contrary. They may argue to include additional citizens, but this is the core of the definition.Two people who have a child in a location, have a citizen who is native to that land. This is a Native Born Citizen. Thus, terms like "Native American" which imply a location and not an allegiance to a country.A person can be both Natural Born and Native Born, or in the United States we also have Naturalized[...]
Do you remember the headlines when Obama apparently declared America a Muslim country on French television? Taken from an Islamic perspective this statement is dangerous. It sounds as if the President of the United States sees America is a Muslim nation. When you consider translations, this may presented to the masses as exactly that, American President Hussein (an exclusively Islamic name) Obama declares America to be Islamic. Thus America would be "al-Islam", or territory which may never be ceded to non-Muslims.Semantics, right? Over-reaction, right?Except, this is a long standing meme from not only the President, but also his staffers. [...]
Dean 11/11/2015 9:22:09 AM Over the weekend, Salon writer, DAVID MASCIOTRA, caused quite a dust-up on social media with his own salute to the troops ahead of Veterans Day . Here is the headline, followed by the sub-headline and then followed by the first paragraph of the piece:You dont protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracyIt's been 70 years since we fought a war about freedom. Forced troop worship and compulsory patriotism must endPut a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of a childlike culture, that insists on anointing all active military members and police officers as heroes.If you desire, you can read it[...]
Theres no denying that over the last few decades most all on-field rules changes made by the NFL have been exercises in increasing offense and scoring. This has created an arms race in a sense where the pendulum swings back and forth between the NFL offenses and NFL defenses whereby the offenses get aided by rules changes and the defenses counter with a combination of innovative schemes and superior athletes. To wit, for years, its been conventional wisdom that the best athletes in the world were in the NBA. Now days, we would add NFL defensive backs and possibly outside linebackers/rush ends into that mix (you dont think dudes like Richard Sherman, Darrelle Revis and J.J. Watt can ball a little?).But[...]
"the allegations of direct and implied threats to insurers and financial institutions because of these entities links with the NRA ... are sufficient to make out plausible First Amendment freedom-of-speech claims."
Infrared photography and video effects are a new trend in 2018. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an infrared photo effect in Adobe Photoshop using adjustment layers and blending modes. I ...
This is not a typical post for me, but Ive been getting so many emails from people (only Windows users so far) who are having this problem when sending a photo from Lightroom Classic to the latest ve...
Looks like many students are not prepared to be adults. The Daily Beast reports. College Students Need Remedial Classes in How to Be Adults Is 18 years enough time to prepare for the stresses of being an adult? For Americas increasingly fragile college studentsthousands of whom are returning to campus in the next two weeksthe 
Not a free college degree though Republican-American reports. How to go to Ivy League schools for free online Ivy League schools like Harvard and Yale come with a lot of prestige. But another thing these famous schools are known for are their high tuition costs. Fortunately, with the popularity of open education and technology, there 
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