Most of the content on this blog is from other sites on the Internet. It can be easily identified as not original to me by the fact that it is set off in a blockquote, italicized, and in a different color font. I'm sharing information and opinions I find interesting and commenting when the mood hits. Many if not most times I grab what I feel is the best thought, or lead paragraph in an article to encourage readers to follow the link, always at the top of the post, and many times repeated at the end of the post, to the original article. For those readers who don't facebook or tweet a link is provided to the original source when facebook or twitter embeds are shared beginning Dec 22, 2016.
To ensure proper credit is given to the original authors of the quoted material on this blog the byline appearing at the original source will be displayed beginning in September 2017. The bylines are included only as a reference for the convenience of the reader and in no way are meant to imply any connection with or endorsement by those named of the material quoted on this blog.
As a matter of perspective, readers might want to take into consideration that I am a disabled army veteran, draftee class of 69, who in light of that status pays no income or property taxes. Nor do I pay for the healthcare and medications I receive from the Veterans Administration. When discussing taxes, benefits, and government services in general, I am indeed coming from a very grateful position that those services are there.