Saturday, October 24, 2020
Maybe a non-functioning 911 system isn't really that bad when compared with the fact that Puerto Rico repeatedly loses power, which subsequently turns off the running water because the water pumps can't run without electricity (and they don't have backup generators).
The Secretary of Public Security made the announcement in brief expressions broadcast tonight.
“Tonight, a decision was made to close the 9-1-1 Emergency Systems Bureau Call Reception Centers (NSE911) after employees from both facilities reported positive results for COVID-19. To guarantee the continuity of operations and that emergencies are attended to correctly, the Office of the Bureau for Emergency Management and Disaster Administration (NMEAD) will be used, known as Central Control, which operates 24 hours with duly trained personnel ", he said. the official.
Janer maintained that, to report emergency situations, they should call 787-724-0124. The Dispatch staff will channel calls with the corresponding municipal or state response agencies for each emergency. Similarly, they can call 787-343-2020 to communicate directly with the Police.
Vox Day isn't being overly cute when he states that the decline of Civilization means the lack of a plumbing system. You need water to run it.
And if you want to get even more ridiculous, Puerto Rico regularly runs into DROUGHTS despite being a tropical island and is forced to turn off water or restrict usage on certain days.
The water and power inconsistency is so bad that most people have water cisterns and power generators. I certainly do. Going off-grid entirely is something I would do if I knew I wasn't headed to Idaho to ride out 2033.
Friday, October 23, 2020
Living in Puerto Rico, I'm constantly forced to listen to this trash in the various restaurants I eat. This entire genre has to be the best example of the bottom tier of musical talent being fed on a musically illiterate population eager to eat it up in their drunken, grind-fests. I have walked out of certain restaurants or asked them to change the music because I am so insulted to have to listen to talent-less phonies.
Vox Day mentioned in one of his Darkstreams how P-Diddy has no musical talent. I have to concur. While in high school, I had friends who thought they were so "cool" for listening and being able to recite his raps word-for-word. I was always a little confused. I was in a jazz and concert band and listened regularly to the technical greats in Classical and Jazz. I could tell their "popularity" wasn't for their technical skill, but more for their "image."
They took the ticket. Every Reggaeton trash artist has taken the ticket.
What's even more infuriating about Reggaeton being blasted throughout South American restaurants is that they have an entire catalog of Salsa artists. Some of which are alive today. Now those guys have talent.
Unfortunately, Salsa isn't conducive toward grinding, and requires a certain amount of technical skill to dance. So for the unwashed, musically illiterate masses, they push out Reggaeton on the Latin American population that don't know any better.
My wife tells me that every woman she knows has Instagram in Colombia.
"Image" becomes all the more important in this game of Influence peddling.
Also, with such a large Latin American population, you need Latin artists that are local to push their overly, computer-processed, auto-tunefest.
I wouldn't be surprised that if you were to track who actually produces and distributes this trash, it will be the same record labels that push out all the other talent-less music in the United States.
It's all one artificial cabal and none of it is organic.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
It would be a very long article to try and unwind the Puerto Rico "loophole" as a tax haven for United States citizens. Also, it's not really that interesting unless you actually plan or are thinking of moving to Puerto Rico. I know that if I lived in Idaho, I wouldn't think about Puerto Rico. In fact, I pretty much did not even think about Puerto Rico my entire adult life until I seriously thought about moving there in 2016. But, I'll give it a shot.
First of all, the US Constitution does not fully function in Puerto Rico. Even though I was born in the States, an American Citizen, AND a United States Officer, I have had both my 1st Amendment rights and 2nd Amendment rights violated on multiple occurrences. If this occurred Stateside, I would have a legal case. But, because I am in Puerto Rico, the Insular Cases may apply.
Basically, the "Insular Cases" of the Supreme Court established in the early 1900s that the newly obtained territories from Spain (ie. Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico) did not have the same, full rights as on the mainland. If the territories had the same rights, then obviously the territories could not be as easily looted and exploited as Colonization dictates.
Somewhere down the line, it also established that residents of Puerto Rico do not have to pay Federal Income Tax (You don't enjoy the full rights. You also don't have to pay the taxes!). Puerto Rico has its own, tiered tax system like many States do, but tiers that are higher than Federal Income Tax brackets after a certain income level.
The IRS has specific communications about "Source of Income" specifically in regards to Puerto Rico. So, if I physically perform the work in Puerto Rico, which technology has made exceptionally easy, then that income is considered to be sourced from Puerto Rico.
It's also why movie stars who shoot in Hollywood, will have to pay California and Federal income taxes because the "Source" of their income was completed in California. Companies that end up editing the film, like in New Zealand or Ireland, will have their work taxed at their respective tax rates in their country because they physically do the work there. (Side note: California may still try and claim their share through various other laws they have depending on other factors).
Puerto Rico, due to their Federal Income tax exemption, has special tax programs to incentive companies to do their work physically on the island. The tax rate is 4% total. 50 cent realized it could be higher than 60% mainland. So, it's quite the savings.
But if you travel frequently between the mainland and Puerto Rico, and you act as a "consultant," then it becomes very sketchy on terms of "Source of Income." For example, let's say the consultant spends 5 months in the States, and 7 months in Puerto Rico. Maybe they do 50% of the work Stateside, and 50% in Puerto Rico. They should be paying Federal Income tax on the 50% they did Stateside because of "Source of Income" rules. Many "consultant" individuals create corporations in the respective states they practice in and "bill" the parent company with tax exemption to keep the "Source of Income" separate. Smart. Clean.
But, sometimes they don't. Sometimes you outright tell your CPA that you want to commit fraud(?) and charge 100% of the work to Puerto Rico (despite actually doing 50% of the work Stateside). I don't know if that's what happened in this situation. Maybe it was more egregious. I don't have access to the email history.
In December 2018, Hernández formed Company A under Puerto Rico law for an undercover special agent of the IRS-CI posing as a wealthy United States taxpayer from Arizona. In December 2019, Hernández caused to be prepared and filed a fraudulent tax-exemption application with the Office of Industrial Development and fraudulently obtained Act 20 tax exemption status for Company A.
In December 2019, Hernández also determined that Company A would report $500,000 in business earned income in Puerto Rico, which would reduce Company A’s federal taxes. Then in July 2020, Hernández caused a Puerto Rico corporate tax return for Company to be prepared and filed with the Puerto Rico Department of Treasury (Hacienda), falsely claiming that $500,000 was earned in Puerto Rico by Company A.
I have a good friend who was wrongfully, criminally prosecuted by this same office. We all know the DOJ is corrupt as fuck and many of their actions are done for political reasons. Is this another example of Entrapment?
I will be interested to read the emails that the undercover agent sent and their evidence if it ever goes public.
I know many CPAs right now are shaking in their boots for dealing with any Act 20 decree holders until they see to what degree the Fraud was.
Keep in mind, BDO is the same firm that was involved with a partner resigning after an indictment in a corruption scandal. Justice is political these days.
UPDATE: It could be entrapment, but if there is a way out (ie. the CPA could decline the client), then it's not a defense. Also, it is possible it was quite blatant. But we'll see if it goes to trial.
Cardinal Raymond Burke provides some clarification on the Pope's comments on his support of gay, civil union:
First of all, the context and the occasion of such declarations make them devoid of any magisterial weight. They are rightly interpreted as simple private opinions of the person who made them. These declarations do not bind, in any manner, the consciences of the faithful who are rather obliged to adhere with religious submission to what Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, and the ordinary Magisterium of the Church teach on the matter in question.
I'm actually liking Catholics more now at least in comparison to Protestants. I cannot imagine an "Elder Board" being able to overrule like this their lead or preaching pastor. There is something comforting to know that even when the Pope himself goes contrary toward the Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and ordinary Magisterium of the Church, that the Pope himself will be called out for his "private opinions."
Most Protestant churches don't have so many controls which can countermand the false teachings of the "head" pastor.
The Latin Mass that is local to me in Puerto Rico posted the Archbishop Vigano's response prior to the cardinal's publication on their Facebook page:
It appears that Bergoglio is impudently trying to “raise the stakes” in a crescendo of heretical affirmations, in such a way that it will force the healthy part of the Church – which includes bishops, clergy, and faithful – to accuse him of heresy, in order to declare that healthy part of the Church schismatic and “the enemy of the Pope.”
Jorge Mario Bergoglio is trying to force some Cardinals and Bishops to separate themselves from communion with him, obtaining as a result not his own deposition for heresy but rather the expulsion of Catholics who want to remain faithful to the perennial Magisterium of the Church. This trap would have the purpose – in the presumed intentions of Bergoglio and his “magic circle” – of consolidating his own power within a church that would only nominally be “Catholic” but in reality would be heretical and schismatic.
This deception draws on the support of the globalist élite, the mainstream media and the LGBT lobby, to which many clergy, bishops, and cardinals are no strangers. Furthermore, let us not forget that in many nations there are laws in force which criminally punish anyone who considers sodomy reprehensible and sinful or who does not approve of the legitimization of homosexual “matrimony” – even if they do so on the basis of their Creed. A pronouncement by the bishops against Bergoglio on a question like homosexuality could potentially lead civil authority to prosecute them criminally, with the approval of the Vatican.
Bergoglio would thus have on his side not only the “deep church” represented by rebels like Father James Martin, S.J., and those who promote the German “Synodal Path,” but also the “deep state.” It is not surprising that in the documentary there is also an endorsement of the Democratic candidate in the upcoming American presidential election, along with a disconcerting condemnation of the policy of the Trump Administration, which is accused of separating families that want to enter the United States illegally, while the reality is that the President is confronting human trafficking and the trafficking of minors.
What percent of Protestant pastors are this based?
Could you imagine if the entire Catholic clergy thought like this? I understand better why Satan wants to keep the Church converged. Seeing it mobilized in God's Will would be a terrifying and awesome sight to behold!
I look forward to the day when faithful Catholics retake the hierarchy. Deus Vult!
Thanks to cuckservatives and civic nationalist "right-wing" media, they try to portray places like France as "overrun" by Muslim radicals. It is a compelling narrative. Vox Day mentioned on one of his Darkstreams that the Muslim immigrants are concentrated in walled sections of cities that makes removing them easily when the time comes. Supporting Vox Day's observation is that France shut down over 70 mosques and expelled 231 radicals after a beheading:
“We must expel 231 foreigners from French territory, who are residing there illegally, and are being pursued on charges of extremism, including 180 in prison,” France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced in a recent press conference.
In a separate tweet, Darmanin wrote: “The fight against radical Islam: In the month of September, 12 places of radicalization have been shut (businesses, schools, culture centers…). That is 73 places closed down since the start of the year.”
I will note it is ironic for Americans, for which 40% are minorities, to be criticizing minority rule of a country like France (8.8% Muslim). Get the plank out of your own eye.
Also, could you imagine the US President closing down 231 mosques in the United States or any level of government over Islamic extremism? The expelling has only occurred because it's Donald Trump. But any other Cuckservative or Democrat would most likely never do so because of "Racism."
I would also observe that Europe has a much longer history of repelling Muslims with bloodshed than the United States has. At least for Florence, they have a long history of expelling their fellow Florentines. I don't think they'd have any problems eventually expelling any foreigners.
If the next crusade launches, it will be in Europe.
It was around 7th or 8th grade that I went to my first LAN party at a Wizards of the Coast in Seattle, Washington. We played Mech Warrior and Starcraft. Goldeneye 64 was a staple.
This was during a time when automatic assigning of IP addresses were not well used and we had to manually assign everyone an IP address on a whiteboard. CRT monitors were the norm.
Fast forward to today, and my children and I have a permanent setup for LAN parties. This is their wall of computers and for my wife as well. My computer is in a different part of the room. So we have at least 6 computers ready to go. I also have 5, VR Quest headsets that we sometimes play all at once together. though it is quite frustrating with the youngest who doesn't know how to read.
It's so much of a pain that we don't really want to play VR because none of us want to deal with the headache of trying to get him connected.
I have been gaming with my children since they were four years old. That seems to be about the age that they can manage playing an FPS with the standard WASD configuration. I played Minecraft survival with them quite a bit.
Today, Roblox is super hot.
The next generation of games involves using smart phones that focus on gameplay. These include Among Us and Jack Box. Last night, I was able to invite the children of my friend and we were able to play an 8 player game of Among Us. We would've had 9 players in the same game, but my friend's children were having difficulties logging in.
I also enabled web cams and headsets for each of my children so they could communicate directly with my friend's children when they were playing Roblox or whatever games they decided on.
While growing up, my family only had one computer that we all had to fight to use. I think there would had been a different level of bonding if I actively gamed with my siblings and father.
Certainly, I attribute the strength of my relationship with the children with the hundreds (if not thousands) of hours I've spent gaming with them.
Last weekend was the beginning of my 20% of time with my children. For more than a year and a half prior, I had only 8 hours of physical time with them when my ex-wife stole them from my household (Biblically speaking, not legally). Our gaming and pool time ensured that my children always looked forward to coming to the "fun" house.
Because my ex-wife has been on a continual campaign to alienate the children from me and absolutely can't stand spending any time with me, she has placed the children in a position where they will end up having to choose their father or their mother.
I say this because this is the position my father and mother placed me and my siblings in after their acrimonious divorce. The way my ex divorced me was even more egregious and acrimonious.
When my siblings and I spend time with one parent, we do not mention any enjoyable times we spent with the other parent. We understand enough that it would be too awkward. Sometimes we slip, and then we have to stop ourselves. Neither one of our parents really attempted to foster fun activities for all of us to share as a family. Thus, we don't really share many positive memories together to reminisce and bond over. We see mainly landmines.
In the case of my children, they will be having an avalanche of positive, fun experiences together that will not be able to be topped for their entire lives.
Group gaming has been the highlight of fun in my life, and I suspect it will be the same for my children. Once the youngest can finally read, I believe VR will be taking it to the next level. Other components will be camp-outs, Skiing trips, and European vacations.
My heart will always be to invite my ex to all the fun adventures and good times we'll be having, but I already know that she despises me and will refuse. She's entirely incapable of facilitating the level of fun & excitement I will be generating due to her own insecurities and fears. I had been trying to include her in all the fun activities I had with the children over our 12 years of marriage, but she absolutely hates losing or is too afraid. There is a certain amount of jealousy that she probably has toward me because of the "fun" gap.
If we assume she's projecting, then she's thinking I am giving the good times to my kids solely to "steal" them away from her. The problem with this logic is that I have been gaming with them, built the pool at our house, took them on a skiing trip, a 7-day Disney Cruise, and a 5-full-day trip to Disney World all before she stole the children from my household. I am only continuing all the fun things we were doing prior.
I now have a wife who is quite adventurous too, so this only motivates me to take us on more exciting trips together.
I do the fun things with my children because I personally enjoy them and because it brings me great pleasure to provide good things to my children and see the joy on their faces. There is perhaps added satisfaction in being able to share the joys I wish I was able to with my own father.
It is only through the perverted lens of Feminism, that me, being a good father, is seen as me being manipulative and hungry for power and control. My ex has turned spending quality time with the children into a zero-sum game.
Whether I want to admit it or not, it is now a competition. It is unlikely that she will ever be able to spend any prolonged amount of time with me again, let alone have fun. It is possible for divorced couples to divorce each other and not from the kids. My ex's best bet would had been to come along for the ride, but she has chosen her path.
But of all the parents I know, she chose the worst father to compete against when it comes to fun. And the competition to have fun, only pushes me harder to have even more fun.
The other great advantage I have is that my identity is not wrapped up with my children ultimately accepting me or not. The fun I have with my children does not come from a desperate place that they'll accept me, but from a heart that is already overflowing. I gain more pleasure the more pleasure my children experience.
Some of my children will go off the deep end no matter how perfect of a father I am. You see this time and time again in the Old Testament. If Jesus couldn't prevent the betrayal of Judas, certainly I won't be able to with my children. Plus, numbers help in spreading risk. God willing, I'll have six children. If I get three to stick, I'll consider myself a success.
I also have lots of money that I enjoy spending on my children's fun.
The Good. The Beautiful. And the True.
No one is having more fun than us.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
John C. Wright reconsiders the benefits of the 19th Amendment. The top comment made by HMSLion summarizes the "fruits" of women's suffrage over the last 140 years in a nice summary for which I am too ignorant to confirm its accuracy (but seems about right):
The strongest argument for the prohibition of women's suffrage is the history of the last 140 years.
Let's review...when the United States was organized as an independent country, the vote was limited to free men, 21 or older, who possessed either land or other income. 40 acres was the normal threshold. That requirement disqualified about 30% of free adult men. There was a reason...owning property or having an income meant that you had a stake in the nation. Something to lose. Unfair? Maybe. But it produced leaders like Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, and Madison - outstanding men of great wisdom.
In the 1820s, the property requirement was abolished, the vote given to all free men 21 years of age. This produced leaders like Andrew Jackson, Lincoln, and Davis. Good men...but not nearly as wise as their forebears. Less inclined to compromise, more inclined to corruption.
Starting in the late 1800s, the vote was extended to women (the 19th Amendment merely standardized what most states had already done). The early experiments in the Western states worked...but what we ultimately got was Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt. Would-be fascists pushing personality cults as they misgoverned the nation. Inflated the size and reach of the Federal Government, got the country into major wars on very unfavorable terms.
In the late 1950s, the vote was extended to 18-year olds. This worsened matters...the only competent Presidents since then being Reagan and Trump. The GOP produced a string of incompetents, the Democrats a succession of sociopathic criminals.
As an engineer, I am a practical man. I know that the old requirement of free, male, 21, and property owner worked. We can tweak the property requirement into a minimum tax requirement...pay a Share of tax (the Federal Government takes in roughly $6,000 per adult annually, I think that a good starting point), and cast your vote. I'd allow active military service to substitute. But you have to have skin in the game.
Now, if you wish to argue that women who pay their Share should be allowed to vote...I'll listen. It's a defensible argument.
Remember, the purpose of a system of government is not "to be fair". It is to provide wise governance to the state. And the Declaration of Independence makes the purpose of government also clear. "That to ensure these rights, Governments are instituted among men."
I will add another remark. There is a difference between allowing someone to vote, and allowing someone to hold elective office. I could easily envision a system under which the franchise is limited to men...but women are perfectly able to hold office.
I much more prefer an elite run "Golden Book" kind of society as you saw with the Venetians or Spartans, so I am even more strict than what the United States founding fathers envisioned.
"Skin in the game" is a great concept. In today's society, where travelling between borders is so easy, I believe the "Golden Book" exclusions becomes even more important in order to maintain Christian values. If not, you will find it quickly converged and rotted out by those who would like to "progress" or "liberalize" (see Satanize). You also need to protect from so called "Christians" which is why the "Golden Book" approach is even more valuable.
Perhaps even the Old Testament approach of not taking in foreign brides would need to be enforced due to their influence over the husband. Once you take a foreign wife, you are automatically removed from the "Golden Book." It could cause some other problems like marrying first cousins so I will need to analyze this concept some more.
Congratulations to Vox Popoli for reaching 200 Million Views:
First, it underlines the importance of consistency. If you're not going to post at least 3-4 times per day, you're much better off contributing regularly to a group site. Very, very few one-man blogs have survived the demise of what used to be known as the Blogosphere.
In the case of Vox Day, he's not including his 150 IQ and his unique insights. 3-4 posts per day are not unheard of especially on Twitter and Facebook. I was easily reaching that amount on Facebook. I stopped posting on Facebook, which is a good thing, and now posting on my Blog. What a waste of insights on Facebook that I have since deleted.
Vox Day's shorter posts are an encouragement that you don't need to say much for an interesting post.
I don't think anyone I know anyone personally in Puerto Rico who actually reads my blog.
But so what? I write because I am compelled to and have been doing so since being a teen. I write for my children and grand children. I hope that they will learn from the mistakes and observations I have made. I may die before they reach an age where they can comprehend what I write.
And if it helps others along the way, that's a bonus.
The blogosphere/literature world is where I am one of the most ignorant and low IQ. And for that, it feels great to know how much I am learning from these giants around me and share what I have learned to those I care about. I am inferior.
There's so much more I can post about because there's still so much I have to learn, and for that I am so grateful that others much more insightful and intelligent share their knowledge with me.
I marvel how I have been transformed by Logos communicated by scribbles on a piece of paper.