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Since 2008 – Progress Through Politics

Sad story with less sad ending due to White Privilege

A deputy sheriff trying to make his way “up the ladder” met the Peter Principle when he tried to hold down his job and also teach at two universities (one of them mine – in my deparment) separated by a 3-hour drive.  Somewhere along the way his coping strategies did something that caused an investigation at both the County and City level.  He was allowed to tell people he’d resigned from the Sheriff’s office but let’s just say it caused some issues.  

Dreams of solar power – UPDATED x2

I’ve dreamed of solar power since I first heard about it, some 45 years ago.  I never really thought I could do it myself but behold –

UPDATE:  The system went live about 2:45 pm 4/24/2014 – and produced 784 watts by just after sunrise this morning even though yesterday was overcast and rainy!

UPDATE 2:  On Friday 9/18/2014 mid-afternoon we logged one megawatt hour of electricity generated!  

I think I’m making an impact

I have an elderly beloved aunt who is on way too many RW email lists.  She usually forwards them to me – probably not for fact-check but that’s what she gets.  Here’s the original email:

HOW MANY PEOPLE KNOW THIS…   And what the hell does this have to do with HEALTH OR  CARE??

People on Medicare or go to the VA think, Ah, that doesn’t apply to me.  HA, you just wait for the other shoe to drop.


   Veritas Vos Liberabit

        Semper Vigilis, Fortis, Paratus, Et Fidelis

Here is what happened on January 1st, 2014:

Top Income tax bracket went from 35% to 39.6%

Top Income payroll tax went from 37.4% to 52.2%

Capital Gains tax went from 15% to 28%

Dividends tax went from 15% to 39.6%

Estate tax went from 0% to 55%

Remember this fact:  if you have money, the democrats want it.

These taxes were all passed only with democrat votes, no republicans voted for these taxes.

These taxes were all passed under the affordable care act, otherwise known as Obama care.

Remember this in November 2016, remind your children as well.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has changed the healthcare insurance landscape. Some of the most important changes stemming from Obamacare center around taxes. Under the ACA, the total amount of new taxes on individuals and businesses will climb to $500 billion by 2023.

Altogether, there are 21 new taxes linked to the ACA.…