Tid-Bits in the News..

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According to Webster: “tid·bit,” A choice morsel, as of gossip or food.

On Saturday, while in the thick of choosing and assembling the content for my “Readers Forum” for Sunday… 

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..the friendly folks at WordPress lashed me down and locked me up snugger than Hannibal Lecter in a Russian gulag…

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..all because I’d surpassed the limit of space allowed by their policy.

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Good thing I live in America, (bail) was set at… 

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..and I’m back in business!

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Here’s an extremely fun one that came in a few days ago via Newsmax.com…

Title: Can FEMA plan for massive depopulation? 

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Although I am indeed an advocate for and a (supporter) of capitalism, I have a real problem with folks who use “scare tactics” to line their pockets…

This offering by Jason Richards is a videotape (infomercial) for his (book) and his (survival gear).

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..what does that mean?

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Are we talking about a guy with an assault rifle…

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..or a woman with a credit card? 

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In doing my standard cursory research on “Jason Richards,” I quickly learned that “Jason Richards” is a (nom de plume), ..and/or, ..a hide behind identity which is quite common, not just among shysters in America, ..but among crooks around the world.

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According to Webster: “nom de plume,” A pen name.

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Yes, I know. I’m as tired of writing about Obamacare as you are with reading about it.

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(Barack Obama at “Gators Dockside” in Orlando). 

(Sidebar).

Although I am truthfully as sick of writing about Obamacare as you are with reading about it, I can’t say the same about my proclivity for pointing out that our current commander-in-chief, (when considering the number of photos of him either reaching for a beer or guzzling one), …

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..I’m starting to think that the country should schedule a meeting for our president…

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..not a summit with any major world power, but rather a more discreet encounter with…

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Continuing…

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Diners at eight Gator’s Dockside casual eateries are finding a 1% Affordable Care Act surcharge on their tabs, which comes to 15 cents on a typical $15 lunch tab.

Signs on the door and at tables alert diners to the fee, which is also listed separately on the bill… 

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ACA = Affordable Care Act

The Gator Group’s full-time hourly employees won’t actually receive health insurance until December. But the company said it implemented the surcharge now because of the compliance costs it’s facing ahead of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate kicking in 2015.

(Sidebar).

Question: Can someone tell me when the U.S. Congress authorized small business owners to legislate taxes?

Continuing…

“The costs associated with ACA compliance could ultimately close our doors,” the sign reads. “Instead of raising prices on our products to generate the additional revenue needed to cover the costs of ACA compliance, certain Gator’s Dockside locations have implemented a 1% surcharge on all food and beverage purchases only.”

The company employs a total of 500 people, with about half working full-time. Currently only management receives health benefits, but the restaurant will have to offer coverage to all full-timers once the mandate takes effect.

The fee will allow the company to continue offering full-time hours to many workers, according to Sandra Clark, the group’s director of operations.

“I’m just trying to keep the employees I have that I’ve worked hard to train,” Clark said”…

In addition to the costs of providing health care, the company hired one additional staffer and a consulting firm to make sure it is complying with the law and to assist in the additional tracking of workers’ hours and wages required by Obamacare, said Clark.

Clark is not sure how much the company is spending on compliance, but estimates that it will cost $500,000 a year to extend insurance to its full-time hourly restaurant workers.

The surcharge may bring in about $160,000 a year, she hopes.

Thirteen other Gator’s Dockside restaurants, which are run by a different firm and its franchisees, are not implementing the fee.

(Sidebar).

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Continuing…

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, an upscale restaurant is also asking guests to pony up for its employee health care costs.

Since it opened in November, Republique’s tab comes with an optional 3% surcharge that allows it to employ all of its 80 workers full-time and provide them with health insurance.

The fee is explained in a sign and on the menu, and servers explain it to diners without prompting.

The surcharge is not related to Obamacare, a restaurant spokeswoman said. The eatery is not subject to the employer mandate until 2016 because it has fewer than 100 workers, but it already offers coverage to its staff.

How are customers reacting to the fee? So far, most people are paying it, she said. 

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Here at home, (Western South Dakota), our local (liberal), media, is again gearing up with its traditional “campaign” that is spearheaded by the slogan; “Put Children First.”

Which of course is interesting to me why?

According to Webster: “tra·di·tion,” 1. The passing down of a culture from generation to generation.

2. A mode of behavior followed by a people from generation to generation.

3. Customs viewed as a coherent body of precedents influencing the present.

4. A time-honored practice.

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According to Webster: “lib·er·al” Not limited by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry.

(Sidebar). 

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I’m thinking that we need to examine this a little bit closer. In my experience, and in my (current) reality, there is no Homo sapien on this planet that is not bigoted in some facet or to some degree.

According to Webster: “big·ot,” One who is strongly partial to one’s own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.

I don’t know about you, albeit as a traditional conservative, I find the liberal practice of “disrespecting” the wisdom of our founding fathers to be despicable, insolent and unworthy of citizenship.

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Accordingly, by fact and definition, if there is anything that the liberal doctrine dictates, (it is) that “yesterday” (doesn’t matter) in considering “tomorrow.”

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Question: At this point, (disregarding your political beliefs or affiliations), how many of you understand now why America has a $17 trillion National debt?

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The answer is simple, our government, and/or, the folks we elect to manage our affairs in WashingtonD.C., either have no comprehension of, or any respect for “our” Constitution.

Question: How many of you (good folks) in America who are currently raising children put your children first, and if you do, (how) do you put your children first?

Because when I was a kid, children were to be seen and not heard. My parents adhered to phrases such as; …

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..and my father’s favorite; “I might not always be right, ..but I’m always the boss!

Question: Does anyone know why my father adhered to such an unreasonable philosophy?

I didn’t think so, so I’ll lay it out for you. My father was born in a dwelling that was built on a “worthless” piece of dirt in rural Kansas in 1915, that by (today’s standards), would be a hard sell to qualify as a shack.

My father was 14 years old when the stock market crashed in 1929, and as he didn’t start school until he was near eight years old, ..as (was common in the day) when eking a living from farming and your children were your labor force.

Accordingly, when the stock market crashed in 29, my father was in the eighth grade, which was the last year of his formal education, as surviving the wrath of the Rothschilds became the priority.

Not that my father or his parents knew who the Rothschilds were, …

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(Mayer Amschel Rothschild – 1790).

..albeit, the Rothschilds knew who my father and his parents were. They were ponds and pieces in the Rothschilds game of Monopoly…

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..and the Rothschilds have always played to win.

The bottom line, children aren’t responsible for their actions, their parents are. Accordingly, since liberal ideology has no correlation to responsibility, it is my fervent belief that liberal ideology such as; (put children first), is irresponsible and has no place in the real world.

I would gladly buy into; (keep children safe), as long as you followed that tid-bit with something equally responsible such as; (teach your child to work).

Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

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