TAX SHOULD NOT BE A DIRTY WORD

https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/apr/07/tax-gambling-firms-to-fund-addiction-treatment-says-nhs-director 1,200,000,000 dollars. That is what Forbes stated the billionaires made during the pandemic, Jan 2020 thru April 2021. I believe much of that was made because The Fed changed the rules in midstream to benefit the financial markets which benefit the billionaires in ways the rest of us cannot imagine. The ProPublica articleContinue reading “TAX SHOULD NOT BE A DIRTY WORD”

IMAGINE: HOW WRONG THE LOTTERY/THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE AD AGENCY ARE

Look at that smile. Is he looking at a picture of a little one, a pet? Did he receive a letter from a long lost lover or friend? Maybe he is reading the joke a day that he so enjoys. Maybe he is writing a gratitude list. Maybe… Just maybe he meets criteria for aContinue reading “IMAGINE: HOW WRONG THE LOTTERY/THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE AD AGENCY ARE”

CHESTER SLOBBERS NATURALLY, THE STATE OF ILLINOIS SLOBBERS UNNATURALLY

I used to be able to stretch out on the couch without the risk of trying to move an unmovable sentient being and not think about getting slobbered on. I used to wash my jeans every month or so. I used to have clean the floors weekly. I used to have dogs, thinking of youContinue reading “CHESTER SLOBBERS NATURALLY, THE STATE OF ILLINOIS SLOBBERS UNNATURALLY”

NONES, NUNS, AND NOTHING

Pew Research’ recent 2018/2019 surveys on religious beliefs and affiliations found the fasted growing group a combination of people called Nones. They might be atheists, agnostics, or have no interest in affiliated religions. One survey I saw had the Nones splitting the top spot with Catholics and Evangelicals with all of them around 23% ofContinue reading “NONES, NUNS, AND NOTHING”

LESSON NUMBER ONE: NEVER BELIEVE A PREDICTION THAT WILL NOT SELF-EMPOWER YOU

Charlotte Kasl has a 16-step model of recovery based on Discovery and Empowerment. I find that concept more attuned with my being than the concept of powerlessness and surrender. I find Sean’s message powerful in virtually every word of his ten minutes. There was never a prediction I made on a bet, or that other’sContinue reading “LESSON NUMBER ONE: NEVER BELIEVE A PREDICTION THAT WILL NOT SELF-EMPOWER YOU”

DO YOU HAVE LUMPY GRAVY? IF SO, DO NOT GO TO A CASINO: THEY ARE NOT YOU FRIEND

I have over a 40% chance of not having Prostate Cancer. Yes, that means I have over a 50% chance of having Prostate Cancer. I will go with the 40% chance. You might be wondering why I would write this piece before I know for sure one way or the other. I had someone inContinue reading “DO YOU HAVE LUMPY GRAVY? IF SO, DO NOT GO TO A CASINO: THEY ARE NOT YOU FRIEND”