Unleashing Hell from the “Gun Safe Zone” – Revisited Again, Again. Again and Again

Federal and state legislatures have liberalized gun laws and revised current laws pertaining to dangerous weapons. Recently, existing laws which prohibit a person from carrying guns, including assault weapons, without a permit or any restrictions, have been overturned and churches, schools, universities and even bars are no longer gun free zones.

It is almost impossible to buy assault weapons illegally.
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Wealth Conservation is not for the 99%

The 99% do not read, much less, understand the tax laws. Those that understand that real power resides in making laws, not only read but write the tax laws.

The arguments that the super rich should pay a higher income tax rate almost sound unfair. And it just maybe, but we tend to overlook (again and again) the definition of income as defined by tax laws. A higher rate on taxable income is not relevant when the taxable income is minute or close to zero.
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Nevada State Legislators Take a Bow and Show Support for Gold Butte

Secretary of the Interior Zinke, in a last minute turnabout did not want to hear what Mesquite and Moapa residents had to say about our national treasures. Zinke is currently facing a firestorm for attempting to pressure Senator Lisa Murkowski to vote for the dismantling of health care for millions of Americans. A white house in turmoil and intensifying miscommunication and misdirection and continuing policy uncertainties may also have a lot to do with not showing a public face and a team in total disarray.

On the other hand, the Nevada state assembly democrats showed up on Saturday July 29, 2017 and proudly discussed their accomplishments during the 2017 Nevada legislative session. An audience of about 100 showed up to discuss those accomplishments and expressed their gratitude and their continued support for the issues that the legislators intended to continue to pursue on their behalf. Audience comments resoundingly applauded their leadership role during the 2017 session and encouraged their continuing legislative work on the behalf of the Nevadans.
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Fifty Shades of Gold do not Make a Rule

The supposition that all superstitions enjoy a commonality that compels all men to follow its proposed “Golden Rules”, while on its face very appealing, an in depth look finds otherwise. From a historical perspective and usually when subjected to any kind of duress, these golden rules are immediately tossed in pursuit of self-interests and the disadvantages thereby imposed on those less likely to be able to vigorously defend their ground or position. In recent times men have sought to make rules and have proclaimed them as laws that are forged through consensus and not through some mythical or mystical ordination.

Laws that serve everyone equally are continually questioned and refined to meet the ever-increasing scrutiny and demands of all that they serve. Laws that are cast in stone and proclaimed as inviolate are a violation of the principles that simply state that laws need to be continually evaluated to assure that these laws do indeed continue to meet our evolving humanity and cultural quest to improve our understanding of one another.

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When The $moke Gets In Your Eyes – The Sequel

A full capacity crowd attended the Mesquite City Council Meeting on June 27, 2017 to show support or opposition to Resolution 928 to enact a moratorium on the July 1, 2017 deadline for the retail sale of recreational marijuana in the City of Mesquite. The City Council then discussed their resolve to delay the June 30, 2017 end of “Prohibition” of recreational marijuana retail sales. I suppose a resolve to declare a law is only as good as a law declaring a resolve. Mayor Al Litman who had introduced the topic in his mayoral address and comments stated that he strongly opposes the resolution.

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Act to Resolve and Be Absolved from Acting

A full capacity crowd attended the Mesquite City Council Meeting on June 27, 2017 to show support or opposition to two city council proposed resolutions pertaining to a “repeal and replace” of the Gold Butte National Monument declaration and an effort to enact a moratorium on the July 1, 2017 deadline for the retail sale of recreational marijuana in the City of Mesquite. Not to be outdone by the national effort to repeal and replace things, the Mesquite City Council decided to do its own “repeal and replace” in the form of a resolution to overturn the Gold Butte National Monument declaration. Mayor Litman was somewhat surprised and dismayed about the way that the resolution 927 was drafted and placed on the agenda without his knowledge. Mayor Litman also noted that he received some 100 phone calls and emails voicing opposition (99% opposed) to this resolution.

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Cracks In The Growth Ceiling !

Most business and government development models advocate growth as solutions to social and economic problems. Growth in real terms requires an ever-increasing population and an incessant search for the resources required to service the burgeoning global population. Growth expectations are a cultural remnant of the feudal societies of the middle ages.
The monarchist ruling parties required strong adherence to growth goals to facilitate expansion of power through violent wars and economic monopolies. Population growth was needed to replenish the ranks of those lost on the killing fields as well as a source of cheap labor to supply the machinery to wage these constant power struggles. Cultural dogma was veiled under well orchestrated and mass marketed righteousness and ascertains that population growth was a valued principle.

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Can’t Buy Me Love

The Beatles and their song “Can’t buy me love” is the only thing that comes to mind, upon contemplating the Georgia special election results of the most expensive congressional race ever. Money can’t buy an election when absent of love. And love is what the voters did not feel for the democrat once again. And it was not the hate from Republicans but the cold shoulder from the Democrats that put the democratic candidate in the loss column.


The party once again flush with cash did their best (worst) by ignoring their constituents and hoping that their war chest would put them back in control. The party’s message is devoid of issues that resonate strongly with the voters not just in Georgia but throughout populist America.
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Hangovers be Dammed – Bring On The Next Party

What happened to the party? And I do mean the party or the celebration of freedom, liberty, justice, and truths that were self-evident. We didn’t feel the need to make this country great again, for we knew how great it was. We reached out to all with empathy and compassion and love. But now we are faced with a change that has altered that celebration of our many accomplishments and replaced that celebration with a fear of impending doom and a longing for conquest and enforcement of dogmatic ideals and values with the point of the sword.
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Cross Partisan – Coming Soon But Will Not be Available in your Area.

Early in the legislative year the concept of cross partisan politics was loosely bandied about in Carson City. In anticipation of seeing the results of non-partisan politics in action I paid a visit to the Capital late in the 79th session of the Nevada legislature. I sat in on a few committee sessions and was reacquainted with the term cross partisan and also noted it in the passage of a bill of interest arising from the current healthcare debate and of also of note for the City of Mesquite and the town of Bunkerville.

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