Heartbreak

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Loss…

Sadness grips the heartstrings of fortitude, and weakens the core of faith.

Salt, poured in the wounds of love, diminishes ones resolve.

Despair, misery, and suffering accompany thy morning dreams.

 

Oh spirit of Love, strengthen my resolve, and grant me a renewal of thy blessing.

Make me an instrument of thy peace, and restore my spirit to thy ancient glory.

Refurbish my strength in mankind, and forever remain within my heart.

For this I ask, and for thy presence, I am humbly grateful.

Amen…

 

 

 

 

 

The IRS For Dummies

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Work, pay taxes, eat less; enjoy only SOME of the fruits of your labor, and yet, our roads are potholed, our bridges are crumbling, our schools are underfunded and our National Debt grows larger.

Sound familiar, it SHOULD. Each year the Federal Government collects Trillions of dollars from our wages with the promise that our tax dollars will solve all our problems. BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My question is, WHERE IS IT GOING?????????????????????? Oh sure, SOME of the money goes to repair and build our infrastructure, fund schools, etc., BUT, with TRILLIONS of dollars collected, we should have NO roads potholed, schools fully funded, and The National Debt should be paid down. I ask again…WHERE IS OUR MONEY GOING?????

We, as taxpayers, are asked to complacently give the Government between 20 to 35 % of our hard working revenue in exchange for the promise of a better country. IT’S NOT HAPPENING!!!!!!!

Hell, we can’t even keep our medical costs down or our own Social Security from going BROKE. What the HELL happened here people? It’s time the Government be accountable to it’s PEOPLE. Show us dollar for dollar where our money is being spent, and WHY with the amount of taxes that are collected, 2.524 Trillion Dollars in 2012, we can’t have a better National Infrastructure and our National Debt paid down.

I for one pay the highest tax rate, which is OK since my income is high. I just want some accountability for it, THAT’S all… I don’t believe that is being unfair. Several times I have written the IRS with this accountability issue and they have “passed it on” to have other agencies to look into it, YEAH…RIGHT!!!

No…I’m NOT gonna stop paying my taxes or throw Tea into the Boston Harbor, I just believe that as hard working American citizens, we have the RIGHT to know how our money is being spent. Anyone else with me here? Let me know.

The Year That Was

As with most years, 2014 shared some ups and downs. Reeling from epidemic scares, tension in the World, loss of life from tragedies, and of course, on a Good note, Obama got another year closer to leaving office.
Let’s take a trip back in time and review our previous year.
·     December 14th…The deadly Ebola virus is in the news. A wide spread epidemic threatens millions as people quickly run to Walmart to buy surgical masks to put over their face. No one is shaking hands, people remain at least 20 feet away from each other during meetings, and a simple sneeze has people panicked and running to the Hospitals for a cure.

·     November 9th…ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), has seized vast mounts of land from the Middle East and has plans on establishing an Islamic State spreading across the borders of Iraq and Syria. The US, and many Middle Eastern countries have banded together and have purchased high quality Ali Baba SWORDS to help fight this militant group. Hopefully, with those high quality swords and a few well chosen Arabic words, we can overcome those Infidels.

·     May 25th… The Ukraine and the Crimean Crisis…Crimean President Viktor Yanukovych decides it’s time for another World crisis when he abandons his previous deal with Europe. EVERYONE gets pissed and decides to puff out their chests like angry little monkeys. In the meantime…The World watches like quiet little mice.

·     March 8th…The Malaysia Airlines Disapearence…Flight MH370 just vanishes after its morning take-off. An hour into the flight, the plane just VANISHES like a trick from David Coperfield. After extensive search efforts, the plane was never found leaving 227 people from 14 Nations unaccounted for.

·     February 19th….Facebook makes largest acquisition and buys WhatsApp. The sale price was 19 Billion Bucks. 3 billion cash, 4 billion in restricted shares, and the rest in free internet service or life. J

·     November 12th…Rosetta spacecraft lands on a Comet. This was VERY EXCITING news….WHY???? I have no idea…

·     September 24th…MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) completes its mission to Mars. This was a spacecraft from India, and BECAUSE it was from India, it deserved International Media attention. Good job India!!!                                                           

Of course, there were MANY more exciting things that happened, but, not that I can REMEMBER….Sooooooooooooooo…My wish for all of you is to FORGET 2014, and to start making this year the BEST year ever…
Happy New Year to ALL!!!!!!