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Football Upsets Week 5

#22 Arizona St 34, Notre Dame 37
#24 Ole Miss 22, Auburn 30

Locally:
#2 Oregon took care of Colorado 57 to 16!
Oregon St. BYE
Portland St 27, Montana 55

56 Reviews Of Books You’ll Like!

If you are like me, you are always looking for a new author and a new book to read. Well, I’ve reviewed 56 books on Amazon and I dare you to read my reviews without coming away with a new book to read.

If you order an Amazon book through me. I get a commission that helps defer the expenses of maintaining Mover Mike. Gracias in advance.

A Suggestion From Warren Buffet

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have this message.

This is one idea that really should be passed around.

*Congressional Reform Act of 2013

1. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office, and receives no pay when they’re out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional Retirement Fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congressmen/women can purchase their own retirement plans, just as all Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 12/31/13. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.

Congressmen/women made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Don’t you think it’s time?

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!

If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete.

DJIA Nearing SELL Signal

This market, exemplified by the DJIA, is getting very close to giving a sell signal. A weekly SELL signal would be generated by taking out 14,927.19. A monthly SELL signal would be generated by taking out 14,760.41. The last monthly BUY signal was generated at 13,661.87. The top was 15,709.58! That’s about a 15% gain in seven months. (see chart)

You Are Missing The Point!

Lots of doom and gloom about the effect of the shutdown on all of us. So far, it has disrupted the military academies and their football schedules. It has interrupted the flow of mortgages. The economy will suffer because of the government employee furloughs and the effect on the economy. Fewer dinners out, fewer trips to the dry cleaners.

All these complainers are missing the BIG point. We are bankrupt and if we don’t try to fix it and accept some pain now, there is BIG, BIG pain in sight for everyone. That’s not a light at the end of the tunnel if the shutdown ends, it’s a BIG ass train and it will tear us up.

Ron Paul said it best, “The Country Is Bankrupt… The People Are Being Bamboozled”


Minority vs. Minority

I am sick of listening to the news on radio or TV. Every time the discussion turns to the “Shutdown,” some commentator has to let us all know that the unreasonable, Tea Party minority is responsible for this mess. The Republican party and the nation they say are being held hostage by this radical minority headed by the likes of Ted Cruz, who will not compromise. And I say, listen, all the Tea Party wants is to slow the growth of government and to bring our spending under control.

Let me tell you something the Senate and the House both have their minorities that will not compromise and they are the liberal wing of the party. The Cato Institute that Bernie Sanders is an avowed socialist, but there are members of the Senate more to the left than Sen Sanders.

According to the National Taxpayers Union, 42 senators in 2008 voted to spend more tax dollars than socialist Bernie Sanders. They include his neighbor Pat Leahy; Californians Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, who just can’t understand why their home state is in fiscal trouble; and the Eastern Seaboard anti-taxpayer Murderers’ Row of Kerry, Dodd, Lieberman, Clinton, Schumer, Lautenberg, Menendez, Carper, Biden, Cardin, and Mikulski. Don’t carry cash on Amtrak! Not to mention Blanche Lambert Lincoln and Mark Pryor of Arkansas, who apparently think Arkansans don’t pay taxes so federal spending is free. Sen. Barack Obama didn’t vote often enough to get a rating in 2008, but in 2007 he managed to be one of the 11 senators who voted for more spending than the socialist senator.

Meanwhile, the American Conservative Union rated 11 senators more liberal than Sanders in 2008, including Biden, Boxer, Feinstein, and again the georgraphically confused Mark Pryor. The Republican Liberty Caucus declared 14 senators, including Sanders, to have voted 100 percent anti-economic freedom in 2008, though Sanders voted better than 31 colleagues in support of personal liberties. The liberal Americans for Democratic Action provides more support for the Post’s claim, rating Sanders 100 percent liberal. Most raters, though, don’t see it that way. In this compilation of ratings from left-leaning interest groups, 17 senators get higher scores than Sanders.

How about the left in the House? Here are the House Members of the The Congressional Progressive Caucus:

Karen Bass, Xavier Becerra, Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Corrine Brown, Michael Capuano, Andre Carson, Matt Cartwright, Donna Christensen, Yvette Clarke, Emanuel Cleaver, Steve Cohen, John Conyers, Elijah Cummings, Danny Davis. Peter DeFazio, Rosa DeLauro, Donna Edwards, Sam Farr, Chaka Fattah, Lois Frankel, Marcia Fudge, Alan Grayson, Luis Gutierrez, Janice Hahn, Rush Holt, Michael Honda, Steven Horsford, Jared Huffman, Sheila Jackson-Lee (about the dumnbest rock in the box), Hakeem Jeffries, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Hank Johnson, Joe Kennedy III, John Lewis, David Loebsack, Alan Lowenthal, Ben Ray Lujan, Carolyn Maloney, Jim McDermott, James McGovern, George Miller, Gwen Moore, Jim Moran, Jerrold Nadler, Rick Nolan, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Frank Pallone, Ed Pastor, Chellie Pingree, Mark Pocan, Jared Polis, Charles Rangel, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Linda Sanchez, Jose Serrano, Louise Slaughter, Mark Takano,
Bennie Thompson, John Tierney, Nydia Velazquez, Maxine Waters, Mel Watt, Peter Welch, and Frederica Wilson.

So who is a progressive? You might be one if

• You think health care is a basic human right, and that single-payer national health insurance is a worthwhile reform on our way toward creating a non-profit national health care service.

You think that human rights ought always to trump property rights.

• You think U.S. military spending is an obscene waste of resources, and that the only freedom this spending protects is the freedom of economic elites to exploit working people all around the planet.

• You think U.S. troops should be brought home not only from Afghanistan and Iraq, but from all 130 countries in which the U.S. has military bases.

• You think political leaders who engage in “preemptive war” and invasions should be brought to trial for crimes against humanity and judged against the standards of international law established at Nuremberg after World War Two.

• You think public education should be free, not just from kindergarten through high school, but as far as a person is willing and able to go.

• You think that electoral reform should include instant run-off voting, publicly-financed elections, easy ballot access for all parties, and proportional representation.

• You think that electoral democracy is not enough, and that democracy must also be participatory and extend to workplaces.

• You think that strengthening the rights of all workers to unionize and bargain collectively is a useful step toward full economic democracy.

• You think that as a society we have a collective obligation to provide everyone who is willing and able to work with a job that pays a living wage and offers dignity.

• You think that a class system which forces some people to do dirty, dangerous, boring work all the time, while others get to do clean, safe, interesting work all the time, can never deliver social justice.

• You think that regulating big corporations isn’t enough, and that such corporations, if they are allowed to exist at all, must either serve the common good or be put into public receivership.

• You think that the legal doctrine granting corporations the same constitutional rights as natural persons is absurd and must be overturned.

You think it’s wrong to allow individuals to accumulate wealth without limits, and that the highest incomes should be capped well before they begin to threaten community and democracy.

You think that wealth, not just income, should be taxed.

• You think it’s crazy to use the Old Testament as a policy guide for the 21st century.

• You believe in celebrating diversity, while also recognizing that having women and people of color proportionately represented among the class of oppressors is not the goal we should be aiming for.

• You think that the state has no right to kill, and that putting people to death to show that killing is wrong will always be a self-defeating policy.

• You think that anyone who desires the reins of power that come with high political office should, by reason of that desire, be seen as unfit for the job.

• You think that instead of more leaders, we need fewer followers.

• You think that national borders, while sometimes establishing territories of safety, more often establish territories of exploitation, much like gang turf.

• You are open to considering how the privileges you enjoy because of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and/or physical ability might come at the expense of others.

• You believe that voting every few years is a weak form of political participation, and that achieving social justice requires concerted effort before, during, and after elections.

You think that, ideally, no one would have more wealth more than they need until everyone has at least as much as they need to live a safe, happy, decent life.

• You recognize that an economic system which requires continuous expansion, destroys the environment, relies on rapidly-depleting fossil fuels, exacerbates inequality, and leads to war after war is unsustainable and must be replaced. Score a bonus point if you understand that sticking to the existing system is what’s unrealistic.

Do you think these people are a minority within the Democrat party will compromise? Don’t you think the nation is being held hostage by these ideas? Don’t you think some of the ideas I’ve high-lighted will ruin our economy and stifle job creation? Don’t you think Oregon’s representatives are too liberal? Don’t you think the Progressive agenda is absurd?

Tom Clancy R.I.P.

No! Tom Clancy, Best-Selling Novelist of Military Thrillers, Dies at 66. Mr. Clancy is survived by his wife, Alex; their daughter, Paige; and four children from a previous marriage, Michelle, Christine, Kathleen and Tom Clancy III.

I’ve read everything he’s written under his own name, but missed many that he wrote with others. His next book, “Command Authority,” is planned for publication on Dec. 3.

Seventeen of his novels were No. 1 New York Times best sellers, including his most recent, “Threat Vector,” which was released in December 2012. More than 100 million copies of his books are in print.

I will miss him. He was more up on the latest technology and more prescient than anyone I read. I will miss him.

TRAVEL + LEISURE

Great National Park Lodges includes Crater Lake Lodge, Crater Lake National Park, OR

Courtesy of Xanterra Parks & Resorts

Oregon may not bring to mind images of volcanoes, but the state has an explosive past. Crater Lake Lodge is positioned right at the end of a caldera (or huge crater) formed by the collapse of an ancient volcano. The upheaval produced lava walls stretching 2,000 feet high and the nation’s deepest lake, an exquisitely clear, jewel-toned blue. You can learn about the park’s geology on boat tours that run from late June to mid-September. At the lodge, ask for a lakeside guest room for the best views.

The Chateau, Oregon Caves National Monument, OR

Courtesy of The Chateau at the Oregon Caves

The charming six-story Chateau looks much the same as it did at its 1934 debut. It still has a fantastic setting adjacent to the main entrance of the cave and within old-growth forest atop the Siskiyou Mountains. After hours, walk monument trails, and you’ll feel you have the world to yourself. You can play board games under the lobby’s massive beams and sample local bison, wines, and microbrews in the dining room, where, about 75 years ago, the kid’s toy View-Master was invented.

oregoncaveschateau.com


Obama: Biggest Loser!

Washington Times Poll: Who stands to lose the most from a government shutdown?

House Republicans 11(12%)
Senate Democrats 35(40%)
President Obama 39(44%)-This is what I voted for as the biggest loser.
Undecided 0(0%)
Other 2(2%)


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