Friday, August 08, 2014

There goes John Galt

I've often said that I'm not jingoistic to believe that the US is the bast place in the world to live.

Just look at the numbers. How many people spend their whole lives trying to get here versus leaving?

So what does it tell you when people are willing to give up their citizenship to, what used to be, the best country on earth?

It may seem like a drop in the bucket, especially when droves want to immigrate to America. Still, the newly published names of individuals who renounced their U.S. citizenship or terminated long-term U.S. residency is up, with 576 for the quarter and 1,577 so far this year. The growing trend is a sad one as Record Numbers of Americans Are Renouncing Their U.S. Citizenship.

For all the immigrant arrivals, the trickle the other direction is becoming more pronounced. The tally was 2,999 for all of 2013, a 221% increase over the 932 who left in 2012. The Treasury Department is required to publish a quarterly list, a kind of public outing putting Americans on notice of who relinquished their rights. Consular expatriations, where people don’t file exit tax forms with the IRS, are apparently not counted.

Indeed, the Treasury Department’s published list states explicitly this is just those about whom the Secretary of the Treasury has data. It means these numbers are under-stated, some say considerably. Although tax law used to impact how one is taxed on departing the U.S., is no longer relevant why someone expatriates.


Who did he vote for? #10

Is this guy really a teacher? He sounds like a Baltimore dock worker.

None the less, do you think this clown voted for Obama or Romney in the last election?

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The Middle East Problem

why I carry

It's not just in the event of warding off bad guys.

You may need it for a dog attack; the third this summer in the Cincinnati area....

A 59-year-old woman is dead after her family's dog attacked her Monday afternoon in Madison Township.

The family refers to the dog as a pit bull, but its breed has not been determined by law enforcement officials, according to a news release from the Butler County Sheriff's Office.

Sgt. Melissa Gerhardt, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, said a neighbor called 911 to report the attack in the 4700 block of Eck Road just after 1 p.m.

"She was out back and saw the victim being attacked in her backyard," she said. "We don't know what prompted the attack."

Cindy Whisman suffered multiple injuries to her face, neck and body, according to the release. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Gerhardt said.

Whisman's husband and a child were home at the time of the incident, but no one else was harmed.


Who will they vote for?

Are the thugs in this video going to be a democrat or republican voting bloc in 2016?