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Paris Burns: DC Remains Too Cool

Posted by revkharma on November 16, 2015

Paris is burning, and DC is chilly. We have seen a well planned, well executed and devastating attack in Paris. Islamic fanatics have killed scores and it appears to be a direct result of the plans and achievements of the leaders of the West.
“Refugees” from Syria, and radicalized Europeans have struck in the heart of France with bloody results.
In the US, reaction is mixed. Our president has resolutely refused to change course, with his administration standing firm in their plans to import tens of thousands of those very same refugees.
After years of minimizing the role of ISIS, and refusing to even say ‘Islamic Terror’ President Obama on Friday, the day of the massacre, was quoted once more with noted ignorance, claiming that ISIS was now contained, and not a growing threat. At the gathering of world leaders, the American president was noticeably late for the formal gathering for a memorial moment of silence to honor the dead from the ISIS assault.
Even today, when pressed by media, President Obama has steadfastly refused to respond forcefully, with this the most telling exchange:

“CNN’s Jim Accosta said…’I guess the question is, and if you’ll forgive the language is”Why can’t we take out these bastards”?
Obama scoffed at the question: “What I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of ‘American Leadership’ or America winning’ He said firmly”

Via Breitbart


This, then is pretty decisive and clear. This man, the president of the USA is NOT interested in victory by America.

Immediately following the attacks, Obama announced that he was releasing five Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo, including the man who was Osama Bin Laden’s body guard. He appears bent on  showing he cares more for Islamists than Americans.
Why is this? What can possibly be the answer?

Our president has sometimes been portrayed as being an islamist. He has denounced those who have questioned his Christian credentials. Recall the scrambling to rephrase and reframe this famous quote in an interview with George Stephanopolis, where he responded to a question with an answer about ” My Muslim Faith” ?  If in fact, Obama had been raised as a Muslim by his father, then later in life he became Christian, then according to the Sharia law, he is an apostate. If this were the case, he would be subject to death by true believers.  As it happens, there have not been calls for his death for this crime.  Yet he continues to show more concern for defaming Islam than defending Christianity.
Answers range from his leftist upbringing, racialist philosophy, to Al Taqiyya.
But, in truth, the answers are irrelevant. The truth, the facts, are plain enough. As long as he is in command, Obama will not lead, will not permit America to win. He has stated plainly such. He must be thwarted, his successor must be someone capable of reversing his damage.
Keep the Faith!
The Rev

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CEO Pay is Obscene, right?

Posted by revkharma on November 12, 2015

Much has been said recently about the ‘outrageous rate of pay’ received by CEO’s in American Companies. Not just the rate of pay, but the ‘ratio of CEO pay to the average employee’ in the companies they run.

Often , and frequently in the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, a number is tossed around which shows the drastic and, by implication, immoral disparity, stating that on average American CEO’s are paid somewhere between 295 to 333 times the pay of the average employee of their company. Additionally  there is an accompanying outrage at the fact that CEO’s are receiving huge raises, while employees / workers pay is flat or reduced.

Here are some statistics provided directly by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to shed some light on this mess

  1. What is the ratio of CEO pay to workers.

The common answer is in the range of 300 to 1.

This is determined by a several widely reported studies:

While the huge multi-million pay packages of a few hundred CEOs get all of the media attention, what usually receives much less attention is the small number of CEOs represented in the annual salary surveys, especially compared to the total number of CEOs in the US. For example, the WSJ’s executive compenstation survey last year included only 300 CEOs at large, U.S.-traded public companies, and the AP analyzed compensation figures for only 337 companies in the S&P 500 last year. The AFL-CIO did an analysis of the CEOs of 350 companies in the S&P 500 in 2013 and then computed a “CEO-to-worker pay ratio” of 331 times, up from a ratio of 300 ten years ago and 200 twenty years ago.

But as they say, facts are stubborn things.  The key detail in the above referenced studies is the number of companies surveyed, which is fewer than 400 companies. These are also among the highest performing, largest grossing corporations in America. This cherry picking will necessarily distort the results.

When the analysis is broadened to cover a more representative sample of  companies, with data supplied by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics:
 The BLS report provides “employment and wage estimates by area and by industry for wage and salary workers in 22 major occupational groups, 94 minor occupational groups, 458 broad occupations, and 821 detailed occupations


The information then presents a far different picture. In fact, the average pay for 246,240 CEO’s surveyed totals to $180,700. While this is surely not minimum wage, it is not exorbitant for someone who is charged with running the entire company.  When this figure is used to calculate the ratio of pay for CEO compared to average worker, the true figure drops to less than 4 to 1, or 3.83 to 1 for last year(2014).

  1. Why do CEO’s get huge raises while workers do not?

Once more, lets look at the BLS numbers for some factual answers:

For the larger sample of CEOs reported by the BLS, their average pay of $180,700 last year was an increase of only 1.3% from the average CEO pay of $178,400 in 2013. In contrast, the BLS reports that the average pay of all workers increased by 1.7% last year to $47,230 from $46,440 in 2013. That’s right, the average worker last year saw an increase in their pay that was more than 30% greater than the increase in pay for the average US CEO.


So, when correct information is supplied for analysis, rather than skewed and partial figures lumped into statistics for a particular agenda we see that the rallying cry of the ‘Occupy’ crowd and the socialists and the various political activists, we can see that American CEO’s are paid more than the workers in their companies, they are not ‘immoral and outrageously more’. And once again, those in rank and file of most companies have received pay increases, on average proportionally more than the CEO’s of the companies where they work.

All of this is actually beside the point. The purpose for bashing CEO pay is focused on a purpose of causing a move toward Federal Government regulation of the pay of CEOs of PRIVATE COMPANIES. There is absolutely no constitutional justification or provision for any such role for government, and no amount of skewed analysis of defective statistics should change that.

Here are some sources of reference for the above information:

Bureau of Labor statics report:

American Enterprise Institute analysis of CEO pay:

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Forty Seven to run EVERYTHING

Posted by revkharma on September 10, 2015

For the record, I am not a follower of ‘numerology’. I don’t believe in horoscopes or most of the end times prophesies that pop up every year or so like so many whack a moles. But there is one number that has caught my attention. It’s an important number, and a far smaller than I would have imagined.  I’ll tell you about it quickly, then tell me what you think.

Forty Seven is a magical number. It is a DANGEROUS number.

That is the total number of people who are needed to destroy our republic. 1 president who is willing to act via executive decree. 5 supreme court justices willing to vote against clear language in Constitution  to enable that executive  to continue. 41 senators willing to vote to “filibuster ” to block any legislation which might rein in the lawlessness.
Of course there is a pair of spineless congressional leaders, one in the house and one in the Senate who will lay down and not fight to defend what they pretend their party  stands for.

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Go Ahead.. Shout “FIRE”

Posted by revkharma on May 8, 2015

OK, this is one of the things that has ground my gears for years.

The famous hoary old quote trotted out whenever the libs disagree with something a libertarian or conservative says in public that ”offends them

Immediately they say,(harumph, harumph) “Well free speech is all well and good, and we all know that there is a First Amendment.


Then the speaker smiles smugly like the Church Lady, and sits back. The argument is over, and I win! So SHUT UP they explained.

OK, so the quote is not in any law, but was part of an introduction by Justice Holmes in a 1919 court ruling.( US. V Schenck) In that ruling they said a pamphlet against the draft that contained the phrases ‘Assert Your Rights” and ‘Do  not submit to intimidation”

Pretty mild stuff, eh?

What is even more interesting is that the entire decision was OVERTURNED IN 1969!!!
(Brandenburg v. Ohio)

The ruling reversed a previous Supreme Court decision setting a new precedent for the “clear and present danger” standard in First Amendment cases. The Court now held that a person’s words were protected as free speech as long as they did not directly incite unlawful action

Court held that all speech,including inflammatory speech, such as in this case by the KKK, is protected under the First Amendment, unless the speech is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action. The link must be there, the speech MUST directly result in the violent action.

So, next time someone says

Well, we ALL know you can’t shout Fire in a theater and gives that stupid look, the best reply is:

“Oh? What about Brandenburg v. Ohio?


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Posted by deaconkharmafuture1 on May 6, 2015

So, I receive an email begging for support for Trey Gowdy. I am wondering if he is in some strange recall election or some other election cycle I didn’t know about. After reading this long breathless email about how Hillary is going to defy the Benghazi committee I am told that my signature on a petition could make all the difference. Further down, that little Washingtonian Gem appears like Sally Struthers asking “wont you please help?” With their cup out for some spare change, they ask for 25$ or more. Whatever I can spare, they say. Since my response was bounced from the sender address, I’m assuming it’s some sort of “Bot mailer” (, I’d like to pen a sort of open letter response. Here goes:
First, thank you so much for considering me when sending your informative emails. However, please allow me to retort. What exactly will my donation accomplish? Does Trey Gowdy somehow gain prosecutorial power? Can he subpoena Hillary with this money? Perhaps he can gain access to her server with this money? Perhaps my signature will make all this possible?
As with the IRS issue, I feel you folks are simply giving us bread and circus. No change is actually intended or desired, with the exception of possibly things changing hands. After a lifetime of evidence, I now believe that Republicans don’t want to see a change of anything in Washington but who has the power. Recent examples alone should make anyone with an ounce of reason realize this. Gowdy voting for Boehner for speaker is exhibit ”A.” What change did we see from this? The same guy that rolled over for the current administration was left in place. Continued Republican caving and rolling over after sternly worded but empty threats and promises is Exhibit “B.” Worse, Republicans have proposed legislation neutering their treaty approval authority that was firmly ensconced in the Constitution of the US. Let us call that exhibit “C.”
While as entertaining and satisfying as it is to watch Trey Gowdy holler, fuss, and berate, committee chairmen, members, and those called to testify, it is still only a show. No legal teeth, no real punishment, and certainly no change will come of these proceedings. At the end of the day this show accomplishes as much or less than watching an episode of Jerry Springer. Ultimately the show was interesting, shocking, and terrifyingly humorous that folks get away with what they do, but at the end there is no real resolution. No problems have been solved, they have just been put on display for folks to shake their head at. The outcome, as always proves inconsequential to my life, my well being, and worse does nothing to resolve the ills plaguing our once great nation.
So back to my signature and donation: thanks, but no thanks. Jerry Springer passing around a collection plate at the end of his show is what your email equates to. Please lose my email and don’t ever breathlessly email me asking for a signature or money. We all know neither will do a damn thing to fix what you guys are all party to.

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Responsibility where it belongs

Posted by revkharma on December 4, 2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said that he plans to request federal funding for body cameras. It’s unclear whether Obama, who has made the most high-profile push for body cameras, will get congressional support for his proposal.

If the Mayor of  NYC feels that his police department needs to have their every move and interaction with the citizens of NYC recorded to prevent allegations of misbehavior he and the taxpaying residents of NYC are welcome to pony up their own cash to pay for it. The use of ‘federal funds’ in reality money confiscated from American Taxpayers around the nation, including from here in South Carolina, should be barred. There is no compelling overriding national interest. The police department of the City of New York may very well be one of the best in the world, But they are NOT the responsibility of the citizens of any other city in the nation.

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Questions That Need To Be Asked

Posted by revkharma on November 9, 2014

We have seen a new name floated for AG, Loretta Lynch is a prosecutor from NY.

Without question, she will be biased and partisan. That is part of the deal with this administration.
A few questions should be asked, in my opinion.
1. Do you support the current goals and plans to administratively refuse to prosecute immigration crimes, and will you support executive amnesty?
2. How will your deep ties to the Clinton Administration and your representation of Bill and Hillary Clinton during the Whitewater investigations affect your objectivity?
3. If presented with information and evidence which implicates those who preceded you in this office in potentially illegal or unconstitutional acts during the gun walking, or IRS investigations would you be willing to prosecute such former administration actors?
4. Will you state now, for the record, that you support a fair and neutral application and interpretation of EEOC and 14th amendment issues, and agree to follow truly race blind policies and practices while conducting the business of the United States as Attorney General?
5. What is your position on and interpretation on the Second Amendment?
Think anyone in either party would have the C O Jones to ask those questions during confirmation hearings?
If so, think there is a chance in hell of getting any of them answered?

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Crisis? What Crisis?

Posted by revkharma on November 5, 2014

Most people I speak with, friends and customers, seem to be of a mindset that we are at a crisis point. Financially and on other ways, i.e. immigration, Ebola, international conflict most seem to think we are on the brink catclysm.
However the power brokers in DC, and the media elite act and speak as if there is no crisis, that the great danger has been obviated and we are growing and succeeding.
The difference, I think is exactly the DC connection. Those in DC, and those connected to it are in a truly different world. Washington has just been the beneficiary of the largest tax revenue ever received in the history of our nation. Government, the source of their power, revenue and livelihood has grown vastly more in size and in power and reach into the lives of those who are now no longer merely constituents but increasingly serfs of the rulers who occupy DC.
Of course, they think there is no crisis. The central power has grown, the revenue received by Leviathan flows steadily and with greater volume that ever before.
Those on the bottom of this pyramid are increasingly crushed by the burden of providing the revenue to maintain the lifestyle of their rulers.
Average Americans are working more, (note the vastly improved worker efficiency ratings in the last decade) and working harder than ever before  and yet reaping less and less from their labor as their income stream is diverted to fulfill the goals and promises of a ruling class that is increasingly detached from those whose wealth they plunder.
One of the major themes economists have pounded again and again is that inflation has been almost non-existent during the current administration. This is technically correct.
The dirty secret is that the Treasury Department and the BLS  calculate inflation only after REMOVING the prices of food and fuel.

So, if you don’t have to go anywhere, or eat anything, inflation is manageable.
When Obama took office, the press were beating up on the previous administration because he had ‘permitted the price of gasoline to skyrocket”. We were paying $1.89 per gallon then. We are currently celebrating that gasoline has dropped to at or below $3.00 per gallon in many years.
So, individuals are indeed being squeezed. Yet the ruling clique in DC continues to crow that they have made life better for us and they have fixed the problems.
Well, I guess if you live in a protected velvet lined castle, insulated from the effects of the destructive policies you repeat over and over I guess you would eventually believe there is not a dangerous world out there.

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The Vanquished Powers Were Glad

Posted by revkharma on August 12, 2014

As the Obama Administration muddles through one more vacation, they take some military action which is completely representative of the entire regime and it’s mindset.

In a story posted to Stars And Stripes Lt. General William Mayville says the following:

“We assess that U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq have slowed ISIL’s operational tempo and temporarily disrupted their advances toward the province of Irbil. However, these strikes are unlikely to affect ISIL’s overall capabilities or its operation in other areas of Iraq and Syria,”

So, we will send our military to make lots of noise and flash, but the administration knows, in advance that is all for appearance, and no long term effect. They seem to believe that there are no real enemies which require engagement and long term attention.

Time and again this regime ‘pivots’ and applies a ‘laser like focus’ to a new issue, a new geopolitical crisis, only to move on once the headlines shrink away and the network cameras are pointed into another direction.

They believe their own hype, and are confident that we are in a ‘post-modern’ world. The US secretary of state blusters that the Russian leadership simply will stop, because ‘One simply does not do that in the twenty first century’. 

You see, they just know more, they are better, they are undeniably more moral than any previous administration, or the hoi polloi over which they must rule.

Obama and his team simply imagine  because they think it, because they want it, the world will bend to conform to their statements and judgments. ISIS is ‘The JV team’ and not worth attention.

Syria will comply with Obama’s demands, because they simply must.

This regime believes their own hype and acts as if all the evil in the world will stop merely because they will it. They act as if there are no bad actors on the world state, and if only John Kerry can get a ‘sit down’ then every tyrant and dictator will see the inherent wisdom of his words and follow the lead of Obama the Great and Powerful. 

Recently I came across something written by WH Auden, which I think poetically reflects my thoughts better than my ramblings above.

So an age ended, and its last deliverer died
In bed, grown idle and unhappy; they were safe:
The sudden shadow of a giant’s enormous calf
Would fall no more at dusk across their lawns outside.

They slept in peace: in marshes here and there no doubt
A sterile dragon lingered to a natural death,
But in a year the slot had vanished from the heath;
A kobold’s knocking in the mountain petered out.

Only the sculptors and the poets were half-sad,
And the pert retinue from the magician’s house
Grumbled and went elsewhere. The vanquished powers were glad

To be invisible and free; without remorse
Struck down the silly sons who strayed into their course,
And ravished the daughters, and drove the fathers mad.

We cannot simply ignore evil, it will not vanish simply because we ‘don’t believe in it anymore’.

Another shorter quote which I also believe is appropriate  may be more familiar. 

In the words of Louis XV:

Après moi, le déluge

Keep the Faith!

The Rev

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Why Are We Inviting A Pandemic?

Posted by revkharma on July 31, 2014

Most of us are aware of the recent outbreak of the ebola virus in Africa.

Three countries, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone,  seem to be the cradle of the most recent outbreak and it has been spreading.

Recently the top doctor treating  and managing the patients ( there is no cure, and the disease is roughly 60% to 80% fatal) has contracted the disease, and died from it.

Today the Peace Corps has announced it is evacuating all volunteers from the affected area.  Missionary groups have also begun to withdraw their members as well.

The dangers are so real that some humanitarian organizations are pulling out to protect their own.

Samaritan’s Purse — an international evangelical Christian humanitarian agency — and the missionary group Serving in Mission have recalled all nonessential personnel from Liberia.

The Liberian Assistant Minister of Health has publicly stated the following:

“Our government has declared this now as a humanitarian crisis that is above the control of the national government,”


With all of that as prelude I now must ask the following questions.

Why is our President now pledging to go forward with a meeting of African Leaders?

The CDC in Atlanta has sent a plane to Liberia to bring infected Ebola patients back to the US for treatment. This is the same CDC that recently admitted to having lost several dangerous infectious agents and discovering hidden caches of small pox which was thought to have been destroyed decades ago.

So, why?

What is the benefit?

Our southern border is being overrun with tens of thousands of migrants many of whom carry and are actively infected with contagious diseases which have not been seen in the US for a generation.  Variations of diseases are being brought into the US for which our medical system is woefully unprepared.


I truly have no answer. None. But I truly believe the questions MUST be asked.

Keep the Faith!

The Rev.

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