We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"The true connection between poverty and obesity" Poverty in the U.S. is not what it is claimed to be. Most of the welfare poor are richer than the middle class. None of the welfare can be counted in determining their poverty level. Most of these welfare moms are raking in between $50K to over $80K a year in welfare. And the Democrats are planning on increasing this on your dime. Why? Because welfare recipients vote for Democrats.
In general, poverty and obesity each result from the same basic problem - some people do not exert self discipline. This is a manifestation of the economic principle that people place more value on immediate self gratification than on future results.
That's not always how it happens. Do recall from - very far back in the day - a mother describing how she coped with her family's financial issues by maximizing the available proteins to husband and children, while filling up on carbs. To her surprise, she was gaining weight. Have a veterinarian daughter who refers to the old "approved" food guide witch was heavy on grains and carbs as the "feed lot diet".
With Eggnog on Their Faces After Trying to Ban the Word 'Christmas': To whom/which/wha?, I say, "you and the slug you slithered in on!"
Chicago Mayor Blames Retailers for Increased Crime and Lootings in City: It's a bummer, but retailers could just pull out all their merchandise...just to make the mayor "happy"...upside her head...
‘Latinx’ and the Problem of Leftwing Cultural Dominance: Ahhhhh, the Left is losing. What can I say, but "the STUPID is STRONG in these ones".
Desperately Seeking White Supremacists: That's because we have gone underground... We will strike when you least expect it. Like The Shadow, all you will hear from us is hahahahahahahhahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahhaha.....
Are Media Now Taking Orders Straight From
The White House? What I see is that the Democrats and the media are in cahoots! And they sleep in the same beds...
Isn't it a little curious how the so-called investigative journalists and Corporate Media seem to have very little interest in covering the Juicy Small-lay and Ghislane Maxwell trials, even though they are open to the public but not televised? I for one would like to hear more about these cases, given the buildup (especially the latter). But alas, even the ever-vocal Resistance Republican press seems to be giving them a pass. Even with distracting cameo appearances by Hillary reading her prepared 2016 victory speech (tearfully) and the rumor-mill working overtime to tell us about the pope's terminal illness. So disappointing.
Is this the point where it begins becoming obvious that China is not a communist country? You know, true communism has never been tried because true communism actually works wonderfully and since all these countries that claimed to be communist have failed, well, obviously they weren't true communist, were they?
Some of us may believe, as was said of democracy, that free market capitalism is the worst way to run a country except for all the others, that central planning fails every single time for the simple reason that none of us are smarter than all of us. But that's because we're idiots and don't realize that high-level decision making is best left in the hands of the experts, the technocrats, the theoreticians and the elites.