16 November 2015

Federal Government, Much Smaller!

Many Fewer and Much Less

That’s what I think is needed and quickly.

Many fewer Departments, Agencies, Divisions, Bureaus, Institutes, Offices and Committees, and many fewer named and unnamed meaningless subdivisions.

Much less of the things specifically enumerated by the Constitution as Federal Government, and none of the things not listed.  

Especially not those reserved for the several States; and none of the things you think the people would want so they might vote for you.  None of things special interest groups or lobbyists tell you they want that are not enumerated in the Constitution as Federal, and very few of the things are enumerated.

Cut actual spending to no more than revenue received.  Never add anything to the National Debt again.  If you don’t have it, you can’t spend it.  Use all surpluses to pay down the National Debt.  Repeal the authorization to borrow, you have proven repeatedly you cannot manage borrowed money.  You can’t even manage regular tax revenue

Reduce Federal regulations to very few meaningful (meaning they accomplish their stated purpose without unintended consequences) and cost efficient (meaning they cost less than they are worth to all affected parties) determined by a consortium of professional private sector accountants of well known integrity.

Reduce Federal Entitlements to the minimum helpful allotment. Reduce associated staffing.  Limit lengths of eligibility specific each kind of aid.  It’s a hand up!.  Not a lifetime contract.

Phase out all Federal Government Insurance programs, Social Security, Medicare, Disability, Loan, Flood, Crop, and Tornado, etc.  Get the Feds out of the insurance business; they’re are not authorized and they’re very poor at it.

Stop borrowing money to fund deficit spending.  Stop creating money unsupported by our economic value.  

Repeal most taxes, simplify the remainder.  Establish a single tax rate percentage.  Stop taxing income.  Tax expenditures of every kind from every source, individual, business and all non-profits.at a single rate whether you like the product or service, think its good or bad for people, or just don’t like it.  Start at a fraction of 1%, never to exceed 1% for any reason.  

If you buy nothing, you pay nothing!

Repeal all excise taxes and hidden taxes; or make them known by labeling every affected product or service with the hidden tax amount so everyone can see how much is tax and how much is actual product costs, and repeal most.

Collapse most organizations into their parent Departments, substantially reduce missions and staffs.  Repeal massive amount of enabling legislation and regulations, severely cut all budgets.  Size staffs at no more than 80% of remaining missions and functions.

Stop buying or seizing land and building facilities.  The Federal Government owns or controls much more land, equipment, material and buildings than can possibly be used, especially in the States west of the Mississippi River.  Sell all land and property not used for valid Constitutional purposes for 2 years or more.  

Close the Bureau of Land Management.  Absorb its few meaningful functions directly in Department of Interior.  

Halt all new facility construction indefinitely and cancel all facility expansions.

Cancel all Federal Government hiring, cancel all replacement hiring, cancel all new recruitments, appointments, or labor contracts.  Severely limit volunteers.

Stop doing most all of things the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches initiated without any significant forethought the past 85 years.  

Virtually all of them have failed to achieve their once noble purpose, and have since become gigantic, hideously bloated, zombies doing much more actual damage than any imaginary good.

If it's not equal liberty, equal justice, or equal treatment for all; I'm against it.

07 November 2015

Attention! Presidential Candidates

Here’s what I want to know.

What do you plan to do about the following?

1.The oppressive Federal tax burdens; direct or hidden in the price of goods and services.

2.The huge explosion of tyrannical Government regulations.

3.Enormous National Debt and continued deficit spending.

4.Ineffective control of all National borders.

5.Equal justice and equal taxation rates for ALL.

6.Worldwide terrorism.

What I want you to do:

Cut Federal budgets to no more than last years budget in ACTUAL DOLLARS; all spending, discretionary, non-discretionary, and black projects and ops(all spending is up to you and Congress and is therefore, DISCRETIONARY!), except for those already receiving insurance BENEFITS like Social Security and Medicare; fund them by additional discretionary cuts. No Means Testing for wealth or Poverty.

No more annual deficits. Keep cutting budgets until the National Debt is substantially “Paid-off”. No budget increases, even for inflation, until National Debt is less than 5% of annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP)..

Repeal and reform nearly all Federal Government Regulations, and all Executive Orders. Accurately determine the total true and complete costs to the taxpayers and consumers for those you keep.

De-fund hundreds of Federal Agencies, Departments, Programs, Projects, Bureaus, Offices, and Committees.

Evaluate all and repeal most Federal Excise taxes; and all tariffs, subsidies and embargoes.

Repeal Federal minimum wage laws. You’re preventing young people from learning to be useful workers.

Veto 95% of all laws passed by Congress; we already have way more laws than are needed. Only sign laws that apply equally to all citizens; including you, Congress and Executive appointees.

Repeal or phase out over three years all income tax exemptions and deductions; including all special interest carve-outs, credits, tariffs and subsidies.

Establish a single Federal Income Tax percentage rate applicable to all individuals, businesses and organization (including nonprofits, unions and churches; except for funds spent on their avowed purpose). Return to equal tax treatment for all under the law.

Tax all political contributions to Federal office candidates as income from individuals (if not already after taxes) excess revenue of organizations (nonprofits, churches, unions, foundations, etc.) and profit of businesses.

Stop subsidising behaviors and circumstances we want discouraged with ENTITLEMENT payments

Eliminate or significantly reduce Foreign Aid bribery and other transfer payment bribery to all recipients.

Stop special privileges and exemptions based upon sex, religion, ethnicity or nationality; allow limited exemptions for the verifiable disabled, aged, or in-firmed individuals.

Secure our borders, all of them, with traditional and modern devices, adequately train and vete personnel, and use effective modern procedures. Exclude all illegal invaders or intruders regardless their nationality or place of origin.

Build more prison and jail cells. Many criminals are avoiding punishment for their criminal behavior because of ineffective apprehension, inconsistent prosecution, sloppy sentencing, and overcrowding. Keep arresting criminals and incarcerating them, regardless of their apparent race or ethnicity, until all are being punished appropriately for their behavior.

Punish officeholder corruption relentlessly regardless of the stature, history, popularity or party.

Stop partisan treatment from the IRS and Justice Departments, or keep cutting their budgets until they stop arbitrary punishment of those with beliefs they dislike.

Punish officeholders that incite rioting and violence. It’s already a crime.

Stay out of foreign countries with whom we have no treaties or occupancy agreements. Do not occupy other countries any longer than it takes to kill them, blow-up their stuff, and load up our people, equipment and supplies and leave. Don’t stay around to train anyone, keep peace, re-built their junk or monitor elections. It’s not our business. Selling democracy is not our job. Do not repair anything or pay reparations! Do not apologize! Punish them and get out!

If you must build or repair stuff, do it here; keep peace, do it here; guard a border, do it here; monitor elections, do it here; pay reparations, do it here!
Mind our own business here!

05 May 2015

A Just War

“There has never been a just [war], never an honorable one--on the part of the instigator of the war. I can see a million years ahead, and this rule will never change in so many as half a dozen instances. The loud little handful--as usual--will shout for the war. The pulpit will--warily and cautiously--object--at first; the great, big, dull bulk of the nation will rub its sleepy eyes and try to make out why there should be a war, and will say, earnestly and indignantly, 'It is unjust and dishonorable, and there is no necessity for it.' Then the handful will shout louder. A few fair men on the other side will argue and reason against the war with speech and pen, and at first will have a hearing and be applauded; but it will not last long; those others will outshout them, and presently the anti-war audiences will thin out and lose popularity. Before long you will see this curious thing: the speakers stoned from the platform, and free speech strangled by hordes of furious men who in their secret hearts are still at one with those stoned speakers--as earlier--but do not dare say so. And now the whole nation--pulpit and all--will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open. Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.”

What a brilliant writer and thoughtful patriot and citizen! I agree with this view and believe it is consistent with our few true incidents of Foreign Policy interests or National Security attacks in more than six decades. I think only one of the current Presidential contenders has the courage to speak out against all but the most necessary defensive wars, I hope he continues. Defending our homeland and its freedom and prosperity are critical; but interfering with, invading, occupying or attacking those who have not and could not threaten our sovereignty,is absurd.

Protect and defend our homeland and its wealth, health and freedom; stop interfering where no national security or international policy interests exist. 
Use the enormous savings from that new policy to defend our borders, pay down our hideously oppressive debts, and benefit our law abiding citizens.

Mind Our Own Business!

03 May 2015

Stop Invading and Occupying Sovereign Countries,

It’s Hypocritical!

Isn’t it odd that as a nation we insist upon respect for our sovereignty and the sovereignty of our allies, but violate our allies with little justification, and violate non-allies and enemies with even less forethought.  

We proclaim our sovereign rights loudly and threaten those that would violate our boundaries aggressively, but tolerate foreign invaders and occupiers who come here with less violent intentions, like to steal our prosperity, to corrupt our social services, or molest our innocent and ignorant.

Stop!  Our behaviors show others that we do not respect sovereign rights; our own or those of other nations.

Since at least 1965 we have interfered in foreign countries in many affairs, events, and behaviors that were and are within the rights of sovereign peoples and nations with virtually no rational justification, except some unexplained nation interest or paranoid national security exaggeration.

Stop!  It looks and sounds utterly ridiculous to those we violate, some of our allies, and most of our own citizens.

Leave nations and their people alone to solve their own problems in ways that suit them, even if it’s ignorant, dangerous and destructive; even if millions of them are injured, sickened, or murdered.  

It’s their problem; not ours.  We didn’t chose poorly for them, or we should not have; hopefully, they chose idiocy by themselves.

Our National security interests that would require invasion and occupation of any other sovereign nation are very few; an attack by other sovereign nations upon the lands of the United States, and upon the citizens and their property; or similar destructive attacks upon those we have agreed to assist if that event occurs; or massive destruction and genocide of innocents incapable of self-defense.

Otherwise, mind our own business.  Yes literally, protect international commerce where the businesses and properties of our citizens and their lives and health are under attack, or trade agreements exist with sovereign partners that require us to defend them.

Otherwise, we have no obligation to correct the ignorant mistakes of other nations or their citizens, nor build their economies, or construct schools, hospitals, sanitary system, prisons, or anything else for them.

We need to correct our own national mistakes, build our own infrastructure, educate our own people, care for our own people, protect our own inalienable human rights.

Terrorists and others prone to bad behaviors that endanger our citizens, or their property and rights, or national needs, should be quickly hunted down and brought to swift justice; i,e. captured and punished, or killed where they are found.

Do not move into foreign nations, invited or not, and stay to help them solve what we think their national problems might be.

It’s not our concern!  Find the bad people.  Punish them appropriately.  Load up and move out.  Explain it, but do not apologize.  Don’t fix or pay for any damages.

The damages and misery are their costs for having us fix what they should have fixed, so we didn’t have to use our resources and risk our people to provide a just outcome for them and our protection.

It’s easy people; their losses and misery are not our problem, even if we have a ratified Treaty obligating us to defend them….helping them all by giving them our nation’s wealth is not in my national interest.

It’s Just Not Our Business!     


03 April 2015

Infidels Negotiating with Muslims

The “Great Satan” negotiates with Iran.  Am I the only one finding this completely idiotic?

Apparently, some in the western world feel Shia Muslims will honor agreements spoken or written and signed, that are not in their best interests economically militarily or politically with any non-Muslim is ignorant, demented, severely impaired and mentally ill, or all the proceeding.

Has this Administration, its minions and supporters gone completely nuts?

Muslim’s cannot honor any agreements made with infidels, signed or not.  Their spoken or signed words are meaningless.  I believe binding agreements with non-Muslim’s are completely invalid under their laws.

Their word has never been good, spoken or signed, with the “Great Satan”.  

The Shia Muslim leaders of Iran do not intend to comply with any terms, especially those that limit their progress toward nuclear weapons, regardless what is said or written to which they may appear to agree.

Even if some agreement is reached; how could it be enforced?  What penalty, what cure, what punitive measures would be prescribed in the agreement; economic sanctions?  Sanctions have never once changed Iran’s intentions since 1979.  Their public acts of deceit have become more clever, but their intentions remain constant.

Iran’s leadership only understands heinous violence, hideous mayhem and massive destruction.

Only one thing will work to correct their non-conformance with any nuclear non-proliferation agreement; that is the assured destruction of all that is Iran.  Its leadership, the whole of its peoples; their homes, businesses, hospitals, schools and Mosques must be obliterated.

They must understand that we will use the severest cure at the first evidence of any transgression, no matter how slight.

Anything short of the likely use of heinously unfathomable destruction and their virtually total annihilation will compel them to comply.

Shia Muslim sympathizers and inept government officials, beware; you are just a useful idiot for them.  

If you feed the crocodile, it may eat you last; but be assured, it will eat you.  

25 February 2015

Climate Change Questions

Many Unanswered

Yes, the history of this planet shows constant climate changes, some very quickly and cataclysmic for previously existing lifeforms.

I believe our sun will grow hotter and hotter on its way to eventual super nova, but I cannot find how quickly it's getting hotter.

I am quite troubled by the data I can access regarding Global Average Temperatures.  I would like to find annual average air temperatures; highs, lows and means, collected at various altitudes from reference points representing the geographical distributions of water and land, using reliable calibrated instruments and standard procedures; collected reliably over at least 100 years.  All I seem to find is manipulated data, no raw data, no collection points, no representation rational.

I wonder why we don’t use all meaningful data points; we have the computational capacity to average all?  

The data might not illustrate their points as compellingly as their beliefs .

Question 1.  When and where were the first reliable worldwide near ground or near sea surface air temperature readings collected with correct procedure, instrumentation and documentation?

Question 2.  When were the first International Standards for calibration and measurement of near surface air temperatures created and agreed to?

Question 3.  How many sample points are routinely collected now; how many were also sampled routinely in 1900, 1800, 1700 or earlier?

Question 4.  How are globally representative sample locations chosen?  (geography, population demographics, random lat/long, 70% over water 30% over land, and how is bias avoided)

I’ve read many studies and summary reports of studies since 1989.  I reviewed and commented on about 140 of the better reputedly scientific Global Warming and Climate Change studies for my employers over more than 30 years, retired since 2008.  Most did not exhibit much conventional scientific method, many did not use raw unmanipulated data or rationale for chosen/excluded/averaged data extrapolations.  Less than 40 studies adhered to conventional scientific method, explained rational data point choices and methods, or drew conclusions supported by the data presented.  Many had clearly manipulated data to support their desired conclusions.

Solar Radiance Output:

Question 5.  What method is used to determine energy output changes from the Sun adjusted for the Solar Activity Cycles?

Question 6.  For how many years do we have reliable measurements of various solar radiation components reaching earth?

Question 7.  At what rate have they increased or decreased?

It matters because our sun is the primary source of atmospheric heat on earth.  

Geothermal Input
I believe the next most important source of earth's atmospheric warming is geothermal escape from earth’s core and crust; magma, gas, ash and lava, venting and eruptions.

Question 8.  What percentage of global atmospheric temperature comes from geothermal contributions?

Question 9.  Has its influence lessened, increased or stayed the same for the past 100, 1,000 or 10,000 years?

Question 10.  By what measurement methods was that determined?

Question 11.  Has core magma average temperature changed measurably the past 100, 1,000 or 10,000 years?

Question 12.  Determined by what method?

Question 13.  Excluding human activities (life, industry, food production, wastes, etc.) what are the other life forms and their atmospheric temperature contributions?

And finally, human life contributions which I believe have been severely exaggerated in relative importance when compared to natural astrophysical (sun), geophysical (earth), and atmospheric (air/water vapor) physics and chemistry processes, known and unknown.

Question 14.  What percentage of near surface atmospheric heat can be attributed to human life and all of its associated needs?

I believe the sun has grown hotter and will continue, as predicted, to slowly grow hotter for billions of years until supernova.   I think magma and volcanic activity will rise and recede following peak solar cycle outputs; slowly increasing with solar output.  I think human and all other life form's contributions will remain stable, insignificant, independent of the earth’s carrying capacity, and not positively impacted by any human efforts at unnatural atmospheric or climatic interference.

Don’t pick fights using artificial methods with natural processes you don’t understand well!    

20 February 2015

Heinous Acts Stop Terrorism

Extremely Heinous Attacks
Stop Terrorism

Lately there has been a lot of discussion about preventing terror attacks by experienced novices and very experienced warriors; and a mountain of commentators, journalists, the well-meaning, elected officials and other morons and idiots.  few of them seem to understand much about severely inhumane violence or the history of successfully ending undesirable violent conflicts.

So, here are a few historical and personal observations about very basic evil behavior and a “How to List” to end terrorism from religious extremists or other primitive bigots.

It is clearly intended to be and is completely incorrect; socially, legally, intellectually, culturally, morally, ethically and politically.

If you have a delicate psyche or are just troubled by severe mayhem and mass homicide, or don’t what to know what’s necessary to stop the chain of escalating successive events of terrorist violence:

Stop Reading Now!   

If not, what follows is my assessment of what has worked historically with easily observable examples. Some that you have probably not seen or heard of in more than 50 years, if ever.

First, a few general observations

  1. Dead people cannot commit crimes of inhumane violence or terrorize anyone.
  2. Their dead siblings, spouses, parents, children or associates cannot commit crimes or terrorize anyone in retribution; they’re Dead.
  3. If non-participants fear they will be tortured, dismembered, eaten, burned alive, drowned, beheaded, repeatedly raped and publicity murdered, etc., or actually see people being tortured and murdered and it’s widely known; they will avoid terrorist affiliations.   
  4. Exchanges of minimally escalated mayhem stops when one group of active participants commits a most unimaginably heinous act on an enormous scale, killing and maiming large percentages of participants and non-participants, and is believed likely to continue doing so unless all hostilities are halted.  (i.e. Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings -  WWII, Sherman’s March to the Sea - Civil War, Kit Carson’s conquest of the Navajo - Indian Wars)
  5. The perpetrator is unwilling to listen to accusations from allies, enemies or individuals, and seems unaffected by condemnation by nations, religions, cultures or world organizations, or their spokespeople.

These kinds of things work when carefully and correctly executed in large circumstances and small, like Atomic bombings in Japan, or John “Liver-eating” Johnston (Jeremiah Johnson movie) Plains Indian conflict in the Montana Wilderness, circa 1850-1880.

The United States has not effectively used hardly any meaningful strategies in 70 years, choosing instead something called “limited warfare” an idiotic oxymoron from which sprang elaborate and moronic “Rules of Engagement” ensuring a long list of win-less conflicts through the present day anti-terrorism charades.

My suggestions for annihilating terrorism:

  1. Preposition Combined Services Assault Teams, equipment and supplies near all likely future terror event sites.
  2. Train and prepare for joint mission assaults upon terrorists regardless of the geographic location.
  3. When positioned and upon any credible intelligence, attack the location with multiple assault teams killing all there except a few high value principles, if there; collect all useful intelligence devices; destroy all infrastructure; destroy all assets; contaminate all food and water sources; flatten all possible habitation and exit quickly.
  4. Aggressively Interrogate high value assets, when no longer useful, execute them.
  5. Publish accounts of the attack with pictures taking credit for all illustrative factual aspects.  Do not comment or reply to any other source accounts, except to discredit them as terrorists sympathisers lacking first hand knowledge, and blame the terrorists and them for any dead captives.
  6. Repeat all the above with increasing frequency, ignoring all commentary, individual, national, or international organization. Quickly elevate the ferocity and heinousness.
  7. Do not apologise for anything, even something bad, even if it’s true!

Our incompetent leadership has abandoned what works for the nice, feel-good, political and social correctness of the well-meaning.

Merciless, unrelenting, heinous punishment works, choosing self-imposed artificial limitations does not. Don't worry about Terrorism's new recruits; if you are killing enough of them fast enough, new recruits will be very scarce.

And remember, when they are dead, they can’t terrorize anyone.

07 January 2015

Your Legacy, Mr. President

If you or anyone else wanted to get an analytical sense of the value of your Presidency.

You need only ask and answer two simple questions to quickly depict the gist of your legacy.

Two easily quantified answers will lead directly to a clear picture in any one's mind.

Two numbers will exhibit your contributions to the hard working, tax-paying, law-abiding citizens of our country.

The first simple question is; How many people were working full-time (40 hours per week of more) for wages when you took Office as President?

The second simple question is; How many citizens are working full-time for wages today?

The difference between the beginning your temporary tenure and now is quantifiable as a positive or negative number.

The answers are:

Then 106* million 46.4% and now 113.44* million, 47%, a plus 0.6% increase in the number full-time workers working for money in 6 years!  The current number includes a increase of millions being paid from tax money or working for organizations that never pay any income taxes. 

The difference, Mr President, indicates the value of your contributions.

A minuscule increase of 6/10ths of 1 percent, nearly invisible, virtually insignificant.

* these numbers pending additional confirmation because working non-citizens, working prisoners, and questionable governmental and special tax-exempt employee numbers seem to be misrepresented.  The difference between then and now may actually be (0) zero or (-) negative.