had to laugh the other day when I saw AlGoreBoreTheLoser giving a speech at some democRAT function, still talking about "Social Security lockboxes". That moron knows better. One of Social Security’s greatest myths is that benefits are paid from a trust fund accumulated from taxes held in trust. It's a lie. The original Social Security Act created an "Old-Age Reserve Account" in the Treasury. Each year, an amount deemed sufficient to pay that year’s benefits would be appropriated to the Account. Appropriations unneeded for benefits would be invested in federal debt, including unmarketable debt issued for this purpose, earning 3 percent. Social Security’s tax rate was to rise gradually, to create a reserve big enough so its interest would help defray future costs. Tax collections would begin in 1937; benefit payouts, in 1942; thus the fund would start accumulating. In 1939, FDR The Great Socialist proposed amending Social Security. In the ensuing congressional hearings and debates, the reserve controversy exploded. Critics accused the FDR Administration of "embezzlement" and reiterated that the reserve was just IOUs, so Americans would be taxed twice. No, no, no, defenders shot back; no embezzlement was happening, there wouldn’t be any double taxation, and the IOUs were the safest investment there was — government bonds. By now three years old, the acrimonious controversy was hurting Social Security’s prestige. The 1939 Amendments created an "Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund" at the Treasury. The record is clear that this was done to end the reserve fund wrangle. Testifying before the Senate Finance Committee on the Amendments, Social Security Board chairman Arthur Altmeyer, when asked what the purpose of the trust fund was, stated, "to allay the unwarranted fears of some people who thought that Uncle Sam was embezzling the money." Moreover, the texts of the original Social Security Act regarding the Reserve Account and of the 1939 Amendments regarding the Trust Fund are virtually identical. Section 201 of the original Act, "Old-Age Reserve Account," was replaced by a new Section 201, "Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund." The only real change was the elimination of the specific annual appropriation transferring revenues to the Reserve Fund. Instead, a sum equivalent to Social security tax receipts "is hereby appropriated" to the Trust Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941, "and for each fiscal year thereafter." In other words, the money now goes into the Fund automatically. The only other new features were a Board of Trustees (Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Labor, and Chairman of the Social Security Board) to manage the Fund; replacement of 3 percent interest with the average rate on interest-bearing federal debt; and paying money from the Fund to the Treasury to defray Social Security administrative expenses. Otherwise, the Trust Fund operated just like the Reserve Account. In fact it was the Reserve Account; the latter’s assets as of January 1, 1940 were transferred to the Trust Fund. The Account was, according to the Act, "an account in the Treasury," and the Trust Fund, per the Amendments, was "on the books of the Treasury," making the transfer a formality. Essentially, a shoebox full of bonds just got relabeled. The evidence is clear: Social Security’s Trust Fund is a Treasury account, nothing more. The "trust fund" label was a public relations ploy to reassure the public that Social Security was trustworthy. It worked. The reserve controversy faded away. Social Security revenues go into Treasury general revenue and are credited to the Fund as unmarketable Treasury bonds. The Treasury pays benefits with general revenue, debiting the Trust Fund an equivalent value of bonds. Any remaining revenue finances general government, with an equivalent value of bonds in the Trust Fund as Social Security’s "surplus." (House Ways and Means Committee, 1998 Green Book, pp. 73, 75, 77). That’s a Treasury account, not a trust fund. Social Security’s Trust Fund is bogus. We're all screwed; many just don't know it yet. And the cowardly politicians won't touch the correct fix for Social Security, until a major national crisis looms; still only a few years away and no one's willing to tackle the issue and suggest a fix for it. As I said: We're all screwed.|
Around The Garden Center.
Hurricane, Tropical Storm Lili or whatever it is now: bring the damned rain up here! The South has had enough; we need the freaking moisture! Net net: a measly .25", but
hell heck, I'm not going to complain.
The weekend was very, very busy with retail traffic, since the past three
Hurricanes Tropical Storms Hanna, Isidore and Lili dumped a combined 4.25" on the region. That sure helped. But because it was gentle, soaking rain, it didn't help fill the badly-depleted reservoirs; torrential downpours are needed for that task. Seems by the time the storm system reach this far north, they're so depleted and fragmented, they're simply light rain or showers. It'll take something on the massively-destructive scale of a Hurricane Agnes to refill the many reservoirs in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions.
Yikes! I'd never allow the toxic, carcinogenic "bio-solids" on my 20acre property; not for any amount of money. Screw the EPA and Dept of Agriculture; they're liars.
I went shooting with GlocknSail on Tuesday, at the Hopewell Fish & Game ass'n, in nearby Stewartstown (PA), site of the upcoming 1st Annual Penna GlocktoberFest Day Shoot, Tuesday, October 22nd. My Glock 32/.357sig had 8 FTF's (failure to feed) and my Bushmaster AR-15 A3 Carbine jammed on rapid fire with a 40rnd mag. All in all, not a good day for my firearms. But better now than in a self-defense situation. My friends at Freedom Armory, where I buy all my firearms, corrected and examined the jammed gun, and found metal shavings in the bolt carrier and barrel. I checked my 30 and 40rnd mags to see if they were the source; they weren't. The stuck .223cal round was scarred, but the shavings didn't match-up to the marks. We're stumped. Freedom Armory used a 2-stage ultrasound bath process to clean and dry the firearm, and then lubed it to Bushmaster® factory specs. Like new again. Hmmmm, I might just go have that done every month or so. Ditto with my Glock 32/.357sig.
It's Saturday the 5th, and I'm going out on a limb: I suspect that the shooter(s) who whacked 5 people in the MD area, another one in the DC area, and have wounded still another in the VA area, are "sleeper cell" Muslim terrorists, just now activating. It's Monday now, and the subhuman diaperheads just shot a 13 year old boy at school. Time to find 'em and whack 'em all. But they're clueless. On Wednesday morning, they announced that a Tarot Card had been found near the school where the boy was shot, on which was written, "Dear policeman, I am God." Now, I'm not so sure it's Muslim filth; it could be a local wackjob nutcase. NOT! It's IsmaoNazi garbage.
Gas prices are holding at $1.33.9/gal for 87 octane, at least at the so-called "super-station" I frequent in the mornings, at O Dark Thirty. Driving around the area, I've noticed a wide discrepancy in pump prices, depending upon the population density. And a lot of Maryland plates, as well.
The days are getting shorter, ground and air temps are dropping, leaves are beginning to change — even though we're had no frost, yet — and I'm seeing more frequent spots of snow in the Great Plains, Midwest and northern New England, when I check the animated US Radar Map, so we may be getting an early Winter. I fervently hope that we get some substantial snowpack, which slow melts, provides ground moisture for Spring, and refills the depleted reservoirs. I was hoping the three
hurricanes tropical storms which passed this way would do that. Anywho, The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts a colder, snowier Winter and a wetter Spring and Summer. We'll see.
Rain, rain, glorious rain! All day and night Thursday, and into Friday. As I was leaving the GC&N Complex at 5pm Thursday, the rain gauge showed 1.9" in a 10hr period. We're going to miss some Friday tree installations and deliveries, but I'm not compaining; I can always reschedule. The moisture is more important, at this point.
My sister, Becky, arrives Friday from San Francisco, and stays 2 weeks to help us get the greenhouses prepared for the coming Winter months. As the once-a-year Annual Nursery-Wide 25% Off Sale winds down, she'll work with and supervise 3 others in putting away the potted plant materials, after everything's been cleaned, cut-back and mulched. I'm planning on having her and Mom & Dad over for a 4- or 5-course dinner, or two. She likes visiting in the Fall, as the leaves are just beginning to turn; no such thing out there on The Left Coast. Always glad to see my younger sister.
The Massacre of September 11th.
Never, never, never, never forget what subhuman Muslim garbage and Islamic pigshit terrorist filth did to the US on 9-11-01. To put the destruction into proper scale, this GroundZero photo essay helps. As do these remarkable photos, even more drive home the point that it was a massacre of innocents. Here's another picture gallery of the sad events of that horrific day. And if you'd like to ratchet your anger and hatred up, as mine has been since that awful day last September, read this account of the dozens of people jumping from 100 stories from the WTC Towers. As this reporter says, "Embrace the rage". Here's another very moving tribute; worth the wait to load in your browser. And The Washington Times weighs-in with their commemorative edition of 9-11.
Why would homeless people get any assistance, as a result of 9-11? Mmmmmm, help me out here; the rationale and logic escape me.
C'mon Jerry, don't backtrack. Mo-ham-head was a murderer, pedophile and deviant lowlife; Islam is a cult of degenerate subhumans.
Yeah sure, we're going to take some more bad hits, like The Massacre of September 11th, if the dammed government doesn't wake-the-hell-up soon, unleash the INS and FBI and get the filthy Muslim scum outta here.
Authorities arrested six more men Friday in Oregon and Michigan on charges they conspired to wage war on the United States and provide support to al-Queerda.
The feds busted another Muslim terrorist cell; this time in The Peoples' Republik of Portland (OR), home of weirdos, wackjobs, fanatics and radical scum. There are
dozens hundreds thousands of these Islamonazi murderers all over the US, ready and waiting to start Killing Americans. Look at the pics of these ugly, filthy subhuman Muslims. All six deserve a bullet in their murderous heads.
A terrorist link to the 5 Maryland murders last week? How would they know, since the incompetent Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose can't find the perps? Look at Chuckie Moose's picture, and understand why he's a moron.
This is a lie. We will re-draw the Middle East Map, and completely re-arrange all the lowlife, Islamic subhuman Muslim shitfilth. Quit whining, Islamic scumbag lowlife Muslim
Mexico is more of a "clear and present danger" to the US, than Iraq is, right now. The infiltration of criminal Mexican illegals is astounding, as is the crime and violence they bring with them. Screw Fox: get the stinking illegal alien filth outta here! Bush: wake up to what's happening! Do something, dammit!! How many more US Border Agents being shot and how many more Americans massacred by illegal
illegal alien Mexican subhumans, do you need to convince you?
A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli troops Saturday, near the West Bank city of Nablus and several other Palestinians are reported injured. Palestinian witnesses and medical workers say the teenager was shot when he and a group of boys defied the military curfew and threw stones at Israeli soldiers. Awwww, cry me a freaking river. That's what happens when Arab filth don't obey instructions.
Another USS Cole-like ship bombing in Yemen; this time a French oil tanker. Time to begin Killing more Muslim filth.
If Portland and Seattle are contaminated by bio, chem or nuke bombs, there'd by no real loss. They're full of subhuman Islamic filth, Muslim terrorist cells, communists, socialists, greens and all manner of lowlife trash. No loss at all.
The FBI's tracking hundreds of suspected Muslim terrorists? Uh fellas, there are tens-of-thousands of subhuman Islamic terrorists already here, waiting to be "activated". Isn't it time we "de-activated" those al Queerda filth, permanently?
Muslim terrorist filth blew up a French oil tanker, ala USS Cole, over the weekend, and the Frogs still can't believe it, as they've cowed before and appeased the Islamics for years. Wake up, Frenchies! It's coming to a town near you, real soon.
I agree with Jerry Falwell: Islam's Mo-ham-head is a piece of shit, lowlife, boy-buggering pedophile, murdering terrorist punk. And islam is a gutter cult of deviants. Forget trying to improve your image, diaperheads, as we know what and who you really are.
Of course, there'll be more attacks on the US; we're waiting with millions of guns, al Queerda filth. Bring it on, scumbags!
A military operation against subhuman Muslim and Arab terrorist filth on Monday, left 14 people dead, including a woman and child, and about 100 people wounded. Only 14? C'mon Israel, you're slipping. There are tens-of-thousands of Islamic trash to send to hell; get moving!
A war between Hamas and the PLO? Have at it, Muslim and Arab scum! Luvit!
A U.S. attack on Iraq would trigger a wave of anti-American anger in the Arab world, which may force governments to adopt repressive measures to retain control, a congressional subcommittee heard on Tuesday. So freaking what? Bring it on, diaperheads.
Here's an interesting article on why terrorists won't try suicide bombings in the US. I disagree; it's coming and sooner than we'd like.
Another stinking Muslim charity-front indicted for supporting terrorism. Chicago-based Enaam M. Arnaout, 40, of the Chicago suburb of Justice, head of Benevolence International Foundation, is toast. They should simply try the dirty diaperhead before a military tribunal and execute him. End of problem.
Damn, I wish I could get some clear shots at the lowlife, stinking Muslim filth who, the FBI now says, are planning more attacks on "key sectors of the US economy". You mean like the corrupt, lib-democRAT longshoremen just did?
GOP & RINOs.
As they did in the General Election of 2000, the stinking criminal lib-dems have tried to remake the election laws to suit their own perverted cause, and the GOP must now to to The US Supreme Court to block the criminal activity.
Hell Heck, I thought W laid out the case against Sodomy Insane very nicely, didn't you?
But what Bush isn't doing is using The Bully Pulpit enough to go after the lib-democRAT scumbags for obstructionism and treason.
Gaaaawd, I hate this lib-dem criminal Martha Stewart bitch; now she's off the NYSE BOD (Bored of Directors) and the feds are working on her indictment. Good riddance, you sleazy lib lowlife scuzbag. Nothing like screwing-up your "empire" for a few lousy shares of insider-traded stock. You deserve it all.
The bloated, fat, stupid, pig-beast, Rosie O'Donut, just can't keep her alcoholic lesbian bull-dyke mouth shut. Luvit!
Speaking of lowlife scum, US Sen Hitlery Rotten Klintoon (D-NY) still wants to know what W knew about a possible White House cover-up regarding what President Bush knew in advance of the 9-11 attacks, adding that she still thinks her constituents are entitled to answers. Is she freaking serious? Hey Hitlery bitch: when you and Bubba Jeffy come clean about all your crimes, I'm sure W will 'fess-up, too. We're waiting, but not holding our collective breath.
In The US Congress, 54 of the 435 criminal politicians are lowlife, socialist garbage, and are listed at the DSA's (Democratic Socialists of America) website. Time to vote the lowlife filth outta office, America.
The lying, disgraced, impeached, ex-president Bubba Jeffy Klintoon just can't keep his putrid mouth shut, but his conniving, lying criminal bitch "wife", Hitlery Rotten Klintoon, can. Ditto the traitorous US Congressmen, McDermott, Bonior and Thompson. Where's Lee Harvey Oswald when the Nation really needs him? Mmmmmm, more proof that the shitholes of Portland and Seattle are full of lowlife lib-democRAT filth, and that they won't be missed when terrorists waste the dumps with bio-chem-nukes. Good riddance to them all and McDirtbag.
The Left Coast Dockworker's Strike is the biggest reason to rid the US of the corrupt lib-dem unions, who've ruined America in the last 50 years.
Ol' fat, stupid, alcoholic, drug-addicted murderer, US Sen Teddy "The Chappaquiddick Swimmer" Kennedy (lib D-MA) chimed in on W's speech to the Nation, Monday evening, that U.S. plans for preemptive action against Iraq reminded him of the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor 61 years ago. Huh? Get your SS Oldsmobile out Teddy boy, you white piece of trash, and whack another innocent congressional intern, like Mary Jo Kopechne.
This is rich. DemocRATs long used to getting heavy support from New Jersey's black voters are shutting blacks out from top political decisions and ignoring their concerns, activists charged. Hey blacks: they've been using your sorry asses for 50+ years; when are you folks going to wake up?
More corrupt democRATs arrested for corruption. Hmmm, isn't democRAT and corruption redundant?
Speaking of corruption and sleaze, disgraced, impeached, liar-in-chief ex-president Bubba Jeffy Klintoon was showered with pricey gifts while he was in office from the leaders of Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere, but he didn't disclose them because they were earmarked for his presidential library in Arkansas, a new report revealed. Surprise!
Hmmm, Martha Stewart in the news again. Federal prosecutors have widened their investigation of Martha Stewart to include whether her public statements about why she sold ImClone Systems Inc. shares, if proved false, were intended to boost the price of her own company's stock and constituted securities fraud. Yes, it's fraud. She's a lib-democRAT slutbag. Jail the bitch.
Speaking of empty-headed, lowlife bitches, Sarah Brady, Chairbitch of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence united with the Million Mom March, issued this moronic and inane statement, trying to capitalize on the sniper murders in the DC area. What an moron she and her lib-dem group are.
Lowlifes, Degenerates & Scumbags.
Philip Morris Cos., the No. 1 cigarette maker, was ordered Friday to pay a record $28 billion to a 64-year-old woman with lung cancer who blamed her tobacco addiction on the company's failure to warn her of the risks of smoking. This Betty Bullock whore-dog-bitch is a
f*cking freaking liar! At 64, she knew the dangers of smoking. She's a f*cking freaking liar! The warnings were on the carton and on the pack's panel. She's a f*cking freaking liar! Die, bitch, die, you lowlife subhuman slut-bag-bitch! She's been smoking for 47 years, and deserves to die, horribly and painfully. She knew the risks. Why is PM bending over and taking it up the poop chute? Dunno.
Hey Sean "Puff Daddy/P. Diddy" Combs: shoot-up some smack and die
idiot scumbag. You're a lowlife waste of oxygen, boy.
Winona Ryder, the untalented, drug addicted, maniac-depressive slut, alcoholic shoplifting liberal bitch, get her trial postponed until October 15th? And why is that?
Hard to believe that LaToilet Spew-well is still around. I'd have thought that whiny, lowlife
idiot scumbag boy would have whacked hisownself by now, on crack or something. Hey moron: whack yourownself, boy. You're a dogshit-eating punk.
Whory Bella-fart-e (Harry Belafonte), the one-horse pony, lowlife, lib-democRAT lowlife, subhuman n i g g e r, thinks Colon Bowel is a "house idiot". Surprise!
The EU commission, in detailed assessment reports on the candidate countries, recommended the entry of Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. More commie-socialist shithole countries into the EU. Hey UK: get out while you still can!
A man with the environmental activist group Earth First! has died after a 50-foot fall from a redwood tree in which he'd lived for several weeks. Awwwwww, gee whiz. Cry me a frigging river! Good riddance, lowlife.
These People Need Killing.
Paul Sanchez, the public drunk illegal alien who had been picked up a dizzying 124 times in San Francisco, is back in jail again — having clocked up another four arrests for some form of public drunkenness. Sanchez now resides in the medical wing of the County Jail, doing a 130-day stretch for resisting arrest after throwing an empty vodka bottle at a cop. The cop had revived him while Sanchez lay passed out in a doorway near Castro and Market. Sanchez is a legend among the city's beat cops and paramedics — and he's become Exhibit A for the growing problems caused by the city's street people. Solution? Take the piece of shit out behind the cop shop, put a bullet in his empty head, and chuck the body into a dumpster. Next?
subhuman idiot filth animals — Reginald Carr and Jonathan Carr — truly need Killing.
This murderous bitch in Flori-duh needs to die. Aileen Wuornos, called "The Highway Hooker" and "The Damsel of Death," admitted she whacked six
middle-aged men in 1989 and 1990, luring some of them by posing as a stranded motorist on
north central Florida highways. And she did assume room temperature on Wednesday. Good riddance, bitch.
A jury said a man — Cary Stayner — already serving a life sentence for beheading a nature guide should be executed for Killing three Yosemite National Park tourists in 1999. No wonder the death penalty isn't a deterrent anymore; it's hardly ever implemented.
The Pop vs. Soda Controversy.
Americans love their soft drinks. Turns out they also love their pop, soda, and Coke — it all depends on where you live. Since the introduction of the carbonated beverage in 1886, regional lines have been drawn. This site uses the Web to gather data on which word North Americans use to describe their carbonated drinks. Want a soda? Head to the Northeast. How about a pop? Michigan and Ohio are your best bets. Looking to quench your thirst with a Coke? Get on down to the South. If you order a Coke or a pop at the farthest reaches of the U.S., the residents of Hawaii and Maine will know immediately that you're not from those parts. Check out the site's large map to see the distinct differences in carbonated beverage nomenclature, then take the survey and let the world know what puts the fizz in your glass.