The IRS

I just checked my e-mails and I received a note from my accountant.  Now you might think that since I have an account, I am some super rich guy. You would be wrong. I am a retired average man who has time to invest some savings in the stock market.

I earned a graduate degree in business administration about four decades ago.  It was hard work for me since my undergraduate degrees were in math, science, and psychology. On the way to earning my MBA Degree, I had to suffer through a course in graduate accounting and a course in tax law.  Possibly you might think that with that background that I could prepare my own tax forms.  You would be wrong again.

I really resent the forms used by the IRS that make it so extremely difficult for a law abiding and honest American citizen to file his own tax forms.  My accountant stated in his e-mail that the IRS is going to levy a fine of $ 1,060.00 if any form is omitted.  With almost 50% of Americans not filing any tax forms, I suppose that the IRS has to try to intimidate law abiding Americans who are simply trying to pay their taxes.  If you believe that both the IRS and my accountant have a good thing going for them, you would be right.

R. Van Conoley

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Rick Scott – The Stolen Election?

As editor of this website, I have published numerous articles about the rampant public corruption of Broward County Florida.  My wife and I, after our marriage,  lived in Broward County for many years and I was able to observe firsthand the fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, Nepotism, racism, and total corruption that characterized all aspects of Broward County government.

On November 6, 2018, Rick Scott won a statewide election for the U.S. Senate.  However, Broward County once again did not complete the legal task of counting and reporting their election results as required by state law.  Florida, the third largest state in the U.S. by population, has 67 Counties.  Of the 67 counties, 65 complied with state law and reported the results as required.  I expected Broward County to be non compliant, but now Palm Beach County has joined them.

Miriam Oliphant was elected Supervisor of Elections of Broward County and assumed office in January, 2001.  Fraud, waste, and gross mismanagement characterized the Office. The abuse was so great that Governor Jeb Bush suspended her on November 3, 2003.  Ms. Oliphant claimed that she was treated unfairly because she was Black and Jeb Bush was racist.  Oliphant forgot to mention that she was not even able to open the polls on time in many districts and appointed many of her friends who were grossly unqualified among many other charges.

Jeb Bush, always trying to obtain Black votes, very unwisely appointed Brenda C. Snipes to the Office of Supervisor on November 20, 2003. Those who support open, honest, and clean government often debate who was the most incompetent and corrupt. Many say Snipes and others say Oliphant.

On November 6, 2018, I cast my vote for Rick Scott. Now Bill Nelson and a group of alleged Broward County crooks are attempting to steal the election from Rick Scott. Surprisingly, I hope the alleged Democrat crooks succeed in stealing the election.  Rick Scott was Governor from 2011 through 2018.  If Scott did not have the common sense to remove Snipes as Supervisor of Election for Broward after it was established that she destroyed ballots in a previous elections, then Scott does not have the brains nor the “balls” to be a U.S. Senator.

When will members of the Republican Party ever learn that Republican candidates must be as tough and as ruthless as the Nazi style Democrat thugs ? The Democrat crooks have clearly shown that they are totally corrupt, reprehensible, and violent political psychopaths of the worst sort.  The Republicans must engage fully in the War started by the Democrat Nazis.

Finally, a word about Pam Bondi.  Bondi is the Attorney General of Florida.  Recently Bondi and her gentleman friend were driven out of a public restaurant by a loud, vulgar, and violent group of Democrat Nazis.  Florida is a state that allows citizens the right to carry concealed guns if qualified.  I would certainly think that the AG would have at least one concealed gun on her person.  If Bondi had the courage to draw a gun, if in fear of her life which I believe she was, possibly she could have demanded that the thugs disperse. If the mob continued to move toward her in a threatening way and she had fear for her life, she would have been justified in shooting the terrorists to defend herself and others.  However, Bondi was a wimp and she did not even file criminal charges against the thugs. I will never vote for Bondi for any public office ever again and I believe that President Trump has already had his share of incompetent Attorney Generals.

Democrat terrorist, Eric Holder, recently said: ” When they go low, we kick them… ”  Republicans must understand: ” When they threaten our lives, we shoot them by standing our ground.”

The Democrat terrorists will continue to break laws, threaten people, incite violence, and throw rocks and bricks at police officers while wearing masks at public events all in the incorrect name of free speech.  Please refer to an article about Marshall Law that was published on this website on May 11, 2017.  President Trump may have to declare Marshall Law in the U.S. to prevent an underground Civil War strongly encouraged by the fake news media.

R. Van Conoley  ( Simply type Marshall law into the search space on the home page of this website and the article referenced above will appear. )

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A Wise Saying – Part 170

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.                 George Bernard Shaw

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A Wise Saying – Part 169

If a little money does not go out, great money will not come in.

Chinese proverb

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Bombers and Shooters Are Political Terrorists

Just as Bernie Sanders can not be blamed for the terrorist actions of James Hodgkinson, Donald Trump can not be blamed for the attempted bombings of Cesar Sayoc.

The press is not fair and balanced.  There have been many statements made by individuals against the life of President Trump and the “fake and false news media” has treated many as if they were funny jokes.  The very sick image of some woman who was some type of entertainer who held up a replica of the severed head of Donald Trump was treated as a joke and replayed again and again by the fake news media.

The American People are smart enough to understand that the fake news media has misused their Constitutional rights of free speech to propagandize against the Republican party and to propagandize for the Democrat party.  The November 6, 2018, election is more about the fairness of the American press than it is about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

I have faith in the American People, but very sadly I have lost my faith in a large majority of the U.S. news media.  I have lost my faith in the ability of the FBI and the U.S. Justice Departments to treat all Americans with equality and justice.

The extremely dirty tactics employed by the Democrat candidates for the U.S. Senate from Arizona and New Jersey against their Republican opponents will not be forgotten by the citizens of these states on November 6, 2018.  I have faith that the majority of Americans will send a message that is very clear on November 6, 2018.  Unfortunately, the Democrat party should have received a clear message from the American People on November, 2016. Unfortunately the Democrat party, in conjunction with a section of the false U.S. media, is attempting to rewrite history rather than learning a valuable lesson from the past election.

R. Van Conoley

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A Wise Saying – Part 168

If Sean Hannity’s I.Q. score could be increased by 50 points, we would have Tucker Carlson. If Sean Hannity’s I.Q. score could be decreased by 50 points, we would have Don Lemon.

R. Van Conoley

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Democrat Party Brutality, Violence, and Lies

The recent Kavanaugh hearings clearly demonstrated to Americans that the Democrat party will do anything, harm anyone, create terrible acts of violence, and promote any lie to win a victory for the Democrat party.  As bad as the Democrats were during the Kavanaugh hearings, there is another Democrat abomination that clearly harms children.

Sanityandsense.com believes that childhood is an important time and should be a happy experience for children.  Sanityandsense.com believes that childhood should be happy, but children should be taught moral responsibilities as well as the academic topics needed for their future well being.

Unfortunately, public education in the U.S. has become a public disgrace.  Most of our public schools, which are totally funded by our taxpayer dollars, are now characterized by fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, Nepotism, racism, and generalized incompetency.  The reason for this horrible situation is because the Democrat party has formed an alliance with the two major teacher’s unions.  The National Education Association ( NEA ) and the American Federation of Teachers ( AFT ) are the two national unions.  The Democrat party works closely with these two unions in exchange for support of Democrat candidates in local, state, and national elections.  The NEA has endorsed Democrat candidates more than 99.9% of the time.  The AFT is exactly the same.

Our public schools politicize their public classrooms.  In Staten Island, New York, a six grade teacher assigned a vocabulary exercise for homework.  Students were required to fill-in-the-blanks in this exercise. The assignment stated: ” President Trump speaks in a very superior and ____________  manner insulting many people.  He needs to be more _______ so the American People respect and admire him. ”  The “correct pair of  words to fill in the blanks were ” haughty ” and ” humble.”  This is clearly the extreme liberal and terrorist agenda at work on our children.

Also, many school textbooks present Communism and Socialism in an extremely favorable way without presenting an alternative viewpoint.  The Pacific Education Group (PEG) is an organization that promotes the theory that ” White privilege” is the cause of academic underachievement among African-Americans.  PEG also believes that punishing students for misbehavior is racist.

Additionally, many college and university professors at state tax dollar sponsored public universities promote the Communist and Socialist philosophy in their classrooms.

Fill in the blanks.  All law abiding and sane adults should vote _________ in the November 6, 2018, elections and help defeat the corrupt _________ party. The correct answers are ” Republican” and “Democrat.”

R. Van Conoley

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Donald Trump, Ronald Reagan, John Kennedy, and Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill despised socialism, calling it the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.  Churchill indeed had a way with words and was regarded as a great man by many and despised by many others.

Johann Hari wrote that Churchill was a great man unless you were from India, or Irish Catholic or from Africa.  Churchill helped “invent” Iraq by combining three conflicting groups behind arbitrary borders which have caused the world much pain every since.  While Colonial Secretary, he promised the same land in the Middle East to both the Jews and the Arabs, although he had acute racial contempt for both !

If asked about Churchill, I would reply that I admired him in some areas and despised him in other areas.  Thankfully I am not blinded by ideology and search for facts and evaluate individuals on both their good and bad characteristics.  As a person with a number of college and university degrees, I studied intently in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, psychology, and business.

While I took few history classes in my university days, I have studied history intently by reading and studying books about history and I especially enjoy reading historical novels. I think it important in my life to learn something new each and every day and also I attempt to do something kind for someone each day.

As a self taught historian, I have read and studied a great deal about our Republic and I have especially studied the actions and characteristics of the 45 presidents of the United States.  I noted that President Reagan, President Kennedy, and Donald Trump all have some admirable characteristics and some undesirable characteristics.  As a mathematician, I always seek a way to quantify information because it helps me understand the vast amounts of information much better.

From our first President, George Washington, to our 45th. President, Donald Trump, I evaluated each President.  I divided each president’s “good characteristics” by their “bad characteristics.”  By way of example, I concluded that President James Abram Garfield had 95% good characteristics and 5% bad characteristics.  If you divide 95% by 5%, you obtain a score of 19.  That is my highest evaluation, and only two presidents obtained a score of 19. The only other president to obtain a score of 19 is President Donald Trump. I am truly surprised that President Trump scores so high on my “historical scale.” Possibly one reason is that President Trump has done exactly what he said he would. Also, Trump’s actions have helped the entire United States, and in my view, he deserves much credit by resisting being manipulated by the special interest groups.

Sadly there were some presidents whose bad characteristics exceeded their good characteristics. For example, one president scored 40% good and 60% bad. Divide 40% by 60% and you obtain 0.6667.  Seven presidents received a score of less than one, which means that they were more incompetent than competent.  I would like to go into greater detail, but then I would be Bushed.

I admire President Trump so much that I plan to vote a straight Republican ticket on November 6,2018, in order to help a decent and hard working president continue his work.  Also, I stated that I liked to do something nice for someone each day.  By voting Republican on 11/6/2018, I believe that I am helping my Republic and all law abiding American Citizens.

R. Van Conoley     ( Editor’s Note: Trump’s score will not be finalized until he completes his term in office.  His score could go higher or lower depending on his actions. Seriously, in computing Trump’s score, there were several things that I could not score as either good or bad.  I greatly admire Trump for working for our Republic to modernize and restructure our international trade policies.  However, I could not score them as good or bad because the net results are not yet known. However, I scored President Trump very highly on his appointments to the Federal Reserve System.  Glad that the Fed has some pragmatic individuals as opposed to the “make believe theorists” from the past. )

 

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A Wise Saying – Part 167

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.

Buddha

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A Wise Saying – Part 166

Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men for they may act their dream with open eyes and make it possible.         T. E. Lawrence

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