Questions Off The Internet

Questions Off The Internet Courtesy of Cathy Martin

Why do supermarkets make the sick and frail walk all the way to the back of the store to get a carton of milk and/or bread while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

Why do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

Why do people leave cars worth thousands of dollars on the street and put their junk in the garage.

Why do we buy hamburgers in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight..

EVER WONDER ….

Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

Why can’t women put on mascara with their mouth closed?

Why don’t you ever see the headline ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?

Why is ‘abbreviated’ such a long word?

Why is it that doctors call what they do ‘practice’?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavouring, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

Why isn’t there mouse-flavoured cat food?

Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!

Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

 

Questions Off The Internet

Questions Off The Internet Courtesy of Cathy Martin  Why do supermarkets make the sick and frail walk all the way to the back of the store to get a carton of milk and/or bread while healthy people can

Catholic Church And Hugo Chavez

Catholic Church And Hugo Chavez — Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan strongman who died yesterday after turning his oil-filled nation into a crime-ridden economic basket case, hated the Catholic Church in the same way Hollywood does.

Here’s an article by Bridget Johnson describing the relationship.

Speaking truth to power is never easy.

Catholic Church And Hugo Chavez

Catholic Church And Hugo Chavez

Social Security Ponzi Scheme

Social Security Ponzi Scheme Courtesy of Helen S

KEEP PASSING THIS AROUND UNTIL EVERY ONE HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO READ IT…
THIS IS SURE SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT!!!!   THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S CALCULATION OF AVAILABLE SOCIAL SECURITY IS THEY FORGOT TO FIGURE IN THE PEOPLE WHO DIED BEFORE THEY EVER COLLECTED A SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK!!!   WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO?

Remember, not only did you and I contribute to Social Security but your employer did, too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500. Read that again. Did you see where the Government paid in one single penny? We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government bank to insure you and I that we would have a retirement check from the money we put in, not the Government.

Now they are calling the money we put in an entitlement when we reach the age to take it back.   If you calculate the future invested value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what the Government pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you’d have $892,919.98.

If you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you’re 95 if you retire at age 65) and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month.   Another thing with me…. I have two deceased husbands who died in their 50’s, (one was 51 and the other one was 59 before one percent of their social security could be drawn.

I worked all my life and am drawing 100% on my own social security). Their S.S. money will never have one cent drawn from what they paid into S.S. all their lives.

THE FOLKS IN WASHINGTON HAVE PULLED OFF A BIGGER PONZI SCHEME THAN BERNIE MADOFF EVER DID.

Entitlement my foot, I paid cash for my social security insurance! Just because they borrowed the money for other government spending, doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!   Remember Congressional benefits? — free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days. Now that’s welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement payments entitlements?

We’re “broke” and we can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, or Homeless. Yet in the last few months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile and Turkey. And now Pakistan……home of bin Laden and Egypt, with a Muslim Brotherhood President. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!   And they can’t help our own citizens in New York and New Jersey!

They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives, and now, when it’s time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? It was supposed to be in a locked box, not part of the general fund.

Sad isn’t it.

99% of people won’t have the guts to forward this.   I’m in the 1% — I just did.

Social Security Ponzi Scheme

Social Security Ponzi Scheme

Honoring Veterans Plate In Pennsylvania

Honoring Veterans Plate — Pennsylvanians can demonstrate their support for the state’s servicemen and women with an “Honoring Our Veterans” license plate now available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, reports state Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).

The plate was authorized by Act 194 of 2012.  It features an American flag and a bald eagle with the words “Honoring Our Veterans.”

The cost of the license plate is $35, with $15 from the sale of each plate dedicated to the Veterans Trust Fund.  The trust fund is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to provide grants to veterans service organizations and other charitable organizations.

Information about obtaining the “Honoring Our Veterans” license plate or any other special license plate can be found here.

Honoring Veterans Plate In Pennsylvania

Referral Fees Supreme Court Corruption

Referral Fees Supreme Court Corruption — Activist Bob Guzzardi notes that the $821,000 referral fee paid to lawyer Lise Rapaport which stemmed from a multimillion-dollar medical malpractice settlement is more money than 99.99 percent of the people in Pennsylvania earn in a year.

Ms. Rapaport has received 17 other such fees for connecting law firms with clients.

Golly, what could make her so valuable?

That she is the wife and personal assistant to state Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery is just a coincidence one is sure.

McCaffery is a Democrat, btw, just looking out for the little guy as usual.

 

Referral Fees Supreme Court Corruption

Referral Fees Supreme Court Corruption