Friday, December 7, 2012

Tax Cuts Help Small Business




The senate approved a yearlong extension of tax cuts for all but the highest-earning Americans.  Senators approved the Democratic bill by a near party-line 51-48 vote, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding over the chamber in case his vote was needed to break a tie.

The $250 billion extends tax cuts in 2013 for millions of Americans that otherwise would expire in January.  The bill will deny those reductions to individuals making over $200,000 yearly and couples earning at least $250,000.

The increase taxes on the top 2 percent of taxpayers will pay for 8 days of the Governments spending.  It’s estimated that a tax on top wage earners would bring in about $85 billion a year; the federal government spends about $85 billion every 8 and a half days.

These tax cuts are being pushed to help working class family and small business owners.  It’s be leaved that 97% of businesses in the USA are small businesses so the President hopes these tax cut extensions will help to stimulate growth in out country and economy.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Area 51 Conspiracy


Questions surrounding the military's secret research base in the Nevada desert have been swirling around for years. Jesse Ventura faces off against guards at Area 51, to find out why the Joint Terrorism Task Force raided the homes of two Area 51 watchdogs and to review alleged evidence that the government has been faking UFO sightings and alien abductions in order to cover up darker secrets at the base.

Its secretive nature and undoubted connection to classified aircraft research, together with reports of unusual phenomena, have led Area 51 to become a focus of modern UFO and conspiracy theories.  

Area 51 is a military base, and a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base. It is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States, 83 miles (133 km) north-northwest of Las Vegas.

The Roswell UFO Incident was a report of an object that crashed near Roswell, New Mexico, in June or July 1947, allegedly an extra-terrestrial spacecraft and its alien occupants.

For more info on UFO and extra terrestrials tune into
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

8 Days Of Government Spending




The senate approved a yearlong extension of tax cuts for all but the highest-earning Americans.  Senators approved the Democratic bill by a near party-line 51-48 vote, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding over the chamber in case his vote was needed to break a tie.

The $250 billion Democratic measure would extend tax cuts in 2013 for millions of Americans that otherwise would expire in January.  The bill will deny those reductions to individuals making over $200,000 yearly and couples earning at least $250,000.

The increase taxes on the top 2 percent of taxpayers will pay for 8 days of the Governments spending.  It’s estimated that a tax on top wage earners would bring in about $85 billion a year; the federal government spends about $85 billion every 8 and a half days!

I am not really sure what this solves besides a political move to show the government is trying, just not trying that hard.

For more information on government spending:

Saturday, November 24, 2012

2013 Debt Ceiling Scare


This makes no sense why is this being passed around Facebook.  There have been previous reports of a decision being made a head of time to avoid another 2011 debt ceiling crisis

The president already has a budget over view done which can be seen at:


This is people just uninformed and trying to invoke fear into others.

Budget.gov has even quoted the President

"We built this budget around the idea that our country does best when everyone gets a fair shot does their fair share, and plays by the same rules."

There is another message on whitehouse.gov saying

"We now face a make-or-break moment for the middle class and those trying to reach it."

Washington Post has a great break down of budget and how it affects every agency in the US

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/post/federal-budget-2013-how-obamas-budget-plan-affects-each-agency/2012/02/13/gIQAsDH4AR_blog.html

I urge everyone to read the facts and come to your own conclusion and do not be scared by rumors of uniformed social media users that are trying to scare you.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Google Lawsuit For Reading Emails


There is no denying the power of the Google AdSense Advertising Network. Interest-Based Advertising, often known by its more modest name, “behavior targeting,” gives advertisers a way to deliver ads to users who have shown interest in related items.
Google tracks your online movements threw almost everything
  • Droid
  • Mobile Apps
  • Chrome
  • YouTube
  • Google Docs
Pretty much anything Google creates collects tracking data and builds a collection of “interests” based on which websites you visit. For business owners, bloggers, internet marketers, and other online business analytical data is vital to daily operations and useful in SEO ranking.
Google does create an advertising program based on your Gmail account. But a new lawsuit targets Google for reading e-mails to target ads. But the issue isn’t that Google is reading e-mails from registered users; rather, the company is using e-mails sent from other services to Google users to target ads as well.

Google does not hide the fact they use email content to serve context-based ads to its Gmail users. Gmail users agree in the terms of service which explicitly states that users’ e-mail content determines what ads they see.

The lawsuit is on behalf of “all persons in the province of British Columbia who have sent email to a Gmail account” and demands statutory damages for breach of copyright of $500 per e-mail that Google has used for ads. The lawsuit also seeks an injunction against Google’s use of e-mails going forward.

Being a non-Gmail user, you never agreed to the terms of service, so the legality of what Google is doing seems murky. I am not sure how this will stand in court. In this case if you know Gmail is doing this do not send to Gmail accounts. The other issue is Google hosts services for business, government and state entities. So are there terms of service different? This is something we will watch closely to see how it unfolds.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Danger of Genetically Modified Foods



There was a whole segment on coast to coast am on this 


Most of your organic food, soy products, rice, corn, tomatoes, cotton and dairy products are GMO.  80 - 85 percent of products in grocery stores are GMO.  

A list of normal GMO foods are
  • Corn
  • Soy bean
  • Sugar cane
  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet peppers
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Zucchini
  • Pineapples
  • Cocoa beans
  • Yellow squash
The practice of GMO foods changes the core genetic make-up of organisms. This genetic manipulation gives scientists the ability to create any trait that they wish, or suppress natural traits they don't want. There are several reasons this unnatural genetic manipulation may affect you.
  1. It's usually not clear which consumables have been genetically manipulated.
  2. You don't know the long term health effects of these genetically modified foods. Initial research has shown that short-term reactions can be severe.
  3. Agro-chemical companies and the government are planning to charge farmers fees to grow their GMO crops, thereby negatively affecting the economy and environment.
NaturalNews.com reported about a condition linked to gmo foods called Morgellon's disease. The article went on to report the symptoms of the disease as follows: crawling, stinging, biting and crawling sensations; threads or black speck-like materials on or beneath the skin; granules, lesions. Some patients report fatigue, short term memory loss, mental confusion, joint pain and changes in vision. Furthermore, there have been reports of substantial morbidity and social dysfunction leading to a dip in work productivity, job loss, total disability, divorce, loss of child custody and home abandonment.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Walmart CEO makes more an hour then most Walmart employees make in year







Walmart CEO Michael Duke's $35 million salary, when converted to an hourly wage, worked out to $16,826.92. By comparison, at a Walmart store planned for the Windy City's Pullman neighborhood, new employees to be paid $8.75 an hour would gross $13,650 a year.

Smith's numbers could be a bit off. Equilar, an executive compensation research firm, calculates that Duke earned just south of $20 million in 2009 and $28 million in 2008, not counting millions of dollars in potential performance awards. But the alderman argued that there's still a "sad" contrast between Duke's compensation and the wages of his employees.