Reposted from www.SaveOurTappanZee.org
Jan 5, 2018 — Happy New Year all!
Here’s the latest:
-bank account open and financials handled
-IRS paperwork (over 40 pages) nearly complete and ready to send off to IRS for tax exemption
-I just had another interview with the media, this time the Middletown Times Union
-I’ve created an online community for the group. You can join for free at www.SaveOurTappanZee.org
-the website is nearly finished
-we’ve begun designing advertising and promotional materials which we will be offering for sale in a couple of weeks
-we’ve started a new fundraiser on Change.org and have raised $125 from 6 other supporters
-and the list goes on
If you can help us get to $9,000, it would help. The board and I are working hard to get everything officially launched and in the media’s eye by the end of January.
Please continue spreading the word.
Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA
Save Our Tappan Zee, Inc.
In their infinite wisdom, the United States founders created the Electoral College to ensure the STATES were fairly represented. Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation?
The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the Internet. It should finally put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense.
There are 3,141 counties in the United States.
Trump won 3,084 of them.
Clinton won 57.
There are 62 counties in New York State.
Trump won 46 of them.
Clinton won 16.
Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes.
In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well
over 2 million more votes than Trump. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond)
Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.
These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.
The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles.
When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.
Large, densely populated cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc) DO NOT and SHOULD NOT speak for the rest of our country!
We read all the jokes and forward the good ones
but I just wonder who will pass this one on.
How about you sending it on, and back to me,
if you have enough ‘chutzpah’ to do so.
And I wonder just how many I will get back?
Someone please tell me what the HELL’s wrong with
All the people that run this country!!!!!!
Both Democrats and Republicans
And can’t help our own
But, over the last several years THEY
have provided direct cash aid to….
Hamas – $351 M,
Libya $1.45 B,
Egypt – $397 M,
Mexico – $622 M,
Russia – $380 M,
Haiti – $1.4 B,
Jordan – $463 M,
Kenya – $816 M,
Sudan – $870 M,
Nigeria – $456 M,
Uganda – $451 M,
Congo – $359 M,
Ethiopia – $981 M,
Pakistan – $2 B,
South Africa – $566 M,
Senegal – $698 M,
Mozambique – $404 M,
Zambia – $331 M,
Kazakhstan – $304 M,
Iraq – $1.08 B,
Tanzania – $554 M,
…with literally Billions of Dollars
and they still hate us!!!!
But on the other hand,
Our retired seniors,
Living on a ‘fixed income,’
Receive NO aid!
Nor do they get any breaks, while our government
And religious organizations will pour
Hundreds of Billions Of $$$$$$’s
and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!
Someone needs to explain to them that
Charity begins AT HOME!!!
And another atrocity….
We have Hundreds of adoptable
American Children who are shoved aside
To make room for
The adoption of
AMERICA: A country where we have
Countless Homeless without shelter,
Children going to bed hungry,
Elderly going without needed medication
and the Mentally ill without treatment — etc.
They will have a ‘Benefit’ Show
For the people of Haiti, on 12 TV Stations;
Ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents
clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies.
Now Just Imagine if
Our own *GOVERNMENT*
Gave ‘US’ the same support they give to foreign countries.
Sad, isn’t it?
A thought to remember, Marx said,
“Remove one freedom per generation and soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed.”
There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class.
One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.
The professor asked the young man what was the matter.
The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting Communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist regime.
In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked:
“Do you know how to catch wild pigs?”
The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.
The young man said that it was no joke.
“You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free food.
When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence.
They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side.
The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.
Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.
The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening in America & Canada. The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare entitlements, medicine, drugs, etc., while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.
One should always remember two truths:
There is no such thing as a free lunch, and you can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.
If you see that all of this wonderful government “help” is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America & Canada, you might want to share this with your friends.
If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life, then you will probably not share this.
BUT, God help us all when the gate slams shut!
Think about this ……
Quote for today: “The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.”
A picture that perfectly demonstrates the spirit of 2017.
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