These will be added to as the Skunk ponders the ways of the world.
Guns do not kill people. People Kill People:
The Boston Marathon Bombers had no guns. Should we ban pressure cookers?
latest Ding Dong in DC was only armed with an Infinity. Luckily she did not kill anyone except herself but now must
we ban automobiles?
Did Syria and Assad really use chemical weapons? The Skunk fully believes that nerve gas was employed but by whom? Why would Assad use such weapons and risk retaliation from the US, although that retaliation seem a bit slow in coming? Such retaliation would gravely injure his war machine, possibly to the extent that the rebels could prevail. He also would risk World opinion, even the Russians, turning against him. All for what, a thousand non-combative casualties? His military could rack that up in a single night. with no questions asked. Assad had everything to loose and nothing to gain by using chemicals. It is a loose-loose for him On the other hand, what if it was the rebels and have blamed it on Assad? US retaliation could severely cripple Assad's war machine, allowing the rebels an easier victory. In addition, the tide of World opinion would be turned for them and against Assad, possibly gaining them more recognition and supplies. They would have everything to gain and nothing to loose. For the rebels, it is a win-win situation.
Remember the Gulf of Tonkin "ghost PT boats"? or the non-existent WMD's in Iraq? Who is to say that this is not just another False Flag flown by our so called leaders? Obviously they know what really happened but are they sharing it with us? Your guess is as good as mine.
Lets Tax Off-Shore Tech Support
How many times have you called for Tech Support or Customer Support only to be greeted with: Hello, my name Joe. How may I help you today? You explain your problem or request only to have it parroted back at you. With; I apologize for your inconvenience and then have your request repeated back to you, but realize that Joe has missed the entire problem or request. He is totally out in left field; that is if you are even able to understand him due to the pronounced accent that definitely indicates that English is not his first or even second language.
So you try again and if you are extremely lucky, after several attempts to verbalize your request, he finally gets it. Then he places you on hold for an extremely long time (maybe hoping you will hang up and go away?) When he comes back he starts with a list of things to try, such as; is the appliance plugged in and other simplistic and dumb questions. He goes through all these simplistic cures until you finally realize that he has no idea how to fix your problem and hang up. You have just wasted an hour of your life that you will never get back and the problem still has not been solved. Sound familiar? Painfully so I would guess! So what to do about it?
I don’t think our government can levy a tariff on telephone calls going out of the US but I believe that can on “Goods and Service” coming into the US. Any company that out-sources their Technical or Customer Service an off-shore provider, be it a subsidiary of that company or a third party provider should be taxed for that service when it enters the US. The tariff must be sufficient that it becomes more economical for the company to provide the service in the US than from off-shore. Will it cost us more? Yes, but won’t it be worth it to actually speak to an American when you call for service? Plus, think of how many millions of Americans have lost their jobs to these off-shore providers. If the tax is applied properly, companies will find it more economical to provide the service from US assets than from off-shore assets, which is why they moved it off-shore in the first place. It’s a win-win scenario. Millions of Americans are again employed in the tech/customer service industry. The companies get a tax break for employing Americans and we get to talk to someone that is competent and can speak English that we can understand.
Write your Congressmen and propose this solution.