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"Anyone can act presidential. "
It's a lot harder to do what I do.


Friday, January 25, 2013

"A few concerns remain”

Eileen Norcross in US News and World Reports, on placement of a govt GPS black box IN YOUR CAR so that gas tax can be eliminated and you can be charged directly for your mileage.
She mentions this might be  a cause for concern since the govt could ‘potentially’ track your movements.
Of course there are potential money saving health benefits.
I mean if WE find out you are going to the drive thru window too often we could tax you for increases in health costs for the rest of us. This would also encourage you to ‘conform’ to a healthier lifestyle. Perhaps such trips should be published as a public service, you know, like the locations and names of gun owners.
Or if you are going out for odds and ends too often, perhaps your mileage charge should be hit with a surtax because your are not using our ‘fossil fuel shared heritage’ wisely, and you should be more efficient in your trips to town.
Oh yes, a few concerns remain.
BTW, why did you go to the liquor store 5 times last month?
And that motel?
Broken families cause the state much higher costs, you know.



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Blogger Always On Watch said...

Welcome to the electronic gulag.

Friday, January 25, 2013 12:40:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Are they really going through with this?

Friday, January 25, 2013 1:26:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...


There is also talk that all roads in Northern Virginia should become toll roads -- at least, in part, with express toll lanes.

One of the stated goals for these toll roads is "to encourage drivers to use public transportation."

And on it goes. We are going to lose our physical mobility.

Friday, January 25, 2013 2:15:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re: "Of course there are potential money saving health benefits."

Video of fictitious pizza shop in the future - Big Brother infringes your privacy while ordering pizza:

Big Bros. Pizza Shop

Friday, January 25, 2013 2:29:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have tried to push the exact same system in Europe and the United kingdom as well. The cost to implement this in tight knit infrastructure is very high. Let alone implementing this in a country like the US.

Friday, January 25, 2013 3:18:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Could be, Anonymous.

But, the cost to implement this will continue to get lower and lower.

Friday, January 25, 2013 3:56:00 pm  
Blogger Will said...

You're right Pasto , it's getting cheaper to implement.
Funny the pizza vid , there's talk right now in Europe to charge more for overweight people their healthcare premium you would be charged extra according to your BMI index.
Happy days are coming.

Friday, January 25, 2013 4:06:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...



Friday, January 25, 2013 4:09:00 pm  
Blogger Will said...

What's the Temp There like EPA, Dry climate?Looks great from above.:)

Friday, January 25, 2013 4:55:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will, it's already here . . .PJ Media: Smokers face huge obamacare surcharge

Friday, January 25, 2013 6:20:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Will Obama himself have to pay a higher premium?

Of course not! He's chomping on Nicorette Gum all the time. Even at his 2nd Inauguration.

Friday, January 25, 2013 8:08:00 pm  
Anonymous Ciccio said...

The American government does not believe in toll roads or any means to reduce city congestion. This has been proven in London, UK where the government, in trying to keep cars out of central London has introduced a traffic congestion charge on all vehicles entering the city. US embassy vehicle are one of the few that have refused to pay, they have racked up tolls of millions and claim diplomatic immunity whenever someone comes with the bill.

Friday, January 25, 2013 9:49:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

Ready for thatching.

Think I'm kidding? This is how we ended up with the place on a lake in Maine.

No one is going to be worrying about sales tax, road tax, gas tax or much of anything in Vanuatu.

If THIS SHIT is what America is going to be ... well then .. I won't be the only expatriate.

This is like cancer.

Only when you hit acceptance, you don't have to be here.

If this is going to be socialism, Vancouver is an effing GORGEOUS place to live.

I mean what the hell. Obama and the progressives are playing with FIRE and there are a LOAD of unintended consequences awaiting. Revolt is the least likely. Decay, decline and morons trying to redistribute scarcity is what awaits if they get what they.

American is an idea, and if they change it away from the idea that was the Constitutional manner of governing .. it's NOT HERE ANYMORE.

My loyalty is to that, NOT washington dc.

Friday, January 25, 2013 10:08:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

How can I buy in?

Friday, January 25, 2013 10:44:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

By the way, Epa said:

"American is an idea, and if they change it away from the idea that was the Constitutional manner of governing .. it's NOT HERE ANYMORE. My loyalty is to that, NOT washington dc."


Friday, January 25, 2013 10:45:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

Mrs. Epa sez she's ready. That's a danger sign.

If you google earth Pasto ... you can see there's not much competition for land on Kakula Island.

Grilled Mahi Mahi and plaintains at my place! Dark Rum and crushed pineapple. We'll put the chairs in the water

Friday, January 25, 2013 11:35:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

You know, my wife grew up in a place like that.

Friday, January 25, 2013 11:42:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Except for the fact that there were also lots of Muslims there to eff up the paradise.

Friday, January 25, 2013 11:42:00 pm  

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