Author: rjones1138

EcoFacts

The One Percenters – what it takes to be in the 1% in each state. Top 1 – 5 – 10% Who Pays Taxes? 45% of Americans pay no income taxes at all. Americans by quintile: The richest 20% (top quintile) of Americans pay more than 86% of income taxes The poorest two quintilles (lowest…

The Power of Brexit

Brexit has caused Europe to rethink things. Like Greece. Greece is $300 Billion in debt (just government debt) and their GDP is $195 Billion (2015). So Europe has cut them a break and just gave them another $9.5 Billion in aid. I say “gave” because everyone knows that it will never be repaid. But Europe…

Be a Scout

How the story of a Jew falsely imprisoned by anti-Semitic French soldiers shows how the scout mindset will help you find truth. From TED.

Economics Progress

GDP going to Labor (workers) as opposed to going to capital: 1970: 68.8% 2013: 60.7% Number of Manufacturing Jobs in US: 1979: 19,300,000 2015: 12,300,000 Population of US: 1979: 225,000,000 2015: 321,000,000   Before 2000 – Americans were getting richer: lower and middle classes were shrinking percentage of families making $100k+ was growing (inflation adjusted) After 2000 Americans were…

favorite wHiskeys

A list of my personal favorite whiskeys. First, the whiskeys that make the world’s finest drink, the manhattan. Sazerac Rye Knob Creek Rye Templeton Rye All these ryes make for a good manhattan. Next, my favorite sipping whiskeys. Blantons Knob Creek Single Barrel Nine Year Willits XCF in Curacao Barrels Angel’s Envy Jefferson’s Groth Cask…

eatS

Some of my favorite restaurants with mini-reviews. I am to the point that I would rather cook at home than go out our for mediocre food and wine. Here are some places that are anything but mediocre: Williamsport, PA Restaurants DiSalvo’s – there’s really not another place in the same class as this restaurant until…

themThangs

Them Thangs is an image blog run by Justin Blyth. . Ritualistic Iconography . . . Systems of symbols and pictures that are constituted in a certain ordered and determined relationship to the form, content, and intention of presentation are believed to be among the most important means of knowing and expressing religious facts. Such…