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Is Cains 999 Paln 666 Plan?
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Hermain Cain's 999 plan is currently being picked apart. We'll soon see what economist think, but what do you think? It's
hard to say for me. I've read it, and it's ultra-simple. So far, there are people who call it insane. There are those that don't.
Sandra Parish of wsbradio.com quotes him-
"It is revenue neutral, so it will raise the same amount of revenue that we're currently collecting with this messed up tax
code that is being manipulated by the politicians to pick the winners and losers," he says.
Cain calls it "phase one enhanced". He says phase two is the Fair Tax for which he has been a longtime proponent.
One important aspect that needs to be considered is that this is derived from the successful Chilean model. Herman Cain paid
attention to what has worked. I hate to simply trust that it will work, but so far, nobody has a successful model to demonstrate.
The reason Herman Cain calls it Phase One Enhanced is because it would be a door-opener for the Fair Tax. Look that one up.
Basically, the Fair Tax taxes greed. Let them make all the money they want, but if they want to spend it, they have to give
some up. This greatly encourages saving money, investment, and destroys many opportunities for corruption.
Corruption is like a firewall between government investment and the people government investment is supposed to help - some
California school administrators are a good example. They aren't the only ones. 999 means that the more you'll be giving to
roads, saftey nets, fire, police, etc., when you spend money. This means you can look at one side of your payroll check, and
it will equal the other side of the check. I've always wanted my whole check.
I am conservative, which means I won't be wasting money. I don't have enough to live on, so I'm on food stamps. I hate it,
and it makes me not want to spend money on food. I feel strange buying food with cash, and I didn't used to. I fear what I am
becoming, and I'd rather find a job. I look, but I'm unemployed for too long now. I will find one eventually, but I believe
it won't be until something shocks the system into making it beneficial for companies to hire.
The reason I trust Herman Cain is clearly illustrated on his website - his credentials. I almost don't care what he says.
It's like an engineer explaining why a laser won't overheat anymore. I'm not an economist, or a mathmatician. I haven't
trusted what people say in a long time. I've always trusted what people do!
Here's a list of the credentials I mentioned directly from his website---
This is Herman Cain:
•Chief Executive Officer and President of THE New Voice, Inc., a business consulting company, and Head Coach of HITM
(Hermanator’s Intelligent Thinkers Movement)
•Former Chairman of Godfather’s Pizza, Inc. after serving as CEO and President for ten years, 1986 - 1996. In 1988 he bought
the company from The Pillsbury Company
•Former President of the Tax Leadership Council, the public educational component of Americans for Fair Taxation
•Past Chairman of the Board of the National Restaurant Association (1994-1995), and former full time CEO and President of the
•Member of The National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform (1995), chaired by former Republican Vice-Presidential
candidate, Jack Kemp
•Former Member, Strategic Air Command (STRATCOM) Citizens Advisory Board, Omaha, Nebraska
•Radio Talk Show Host, “The Herman Cain Show”, News Talk 750 WSB – Atlanta, Monday - Friday, 7pm-10pm EST
•FOX News Business Commentator and Columnist with NorthStarNational.com, World Net Daily and DailyCaller.com
•At a nationally televised Presidential Town Hall Meeting on Health Care Reform (1994), challenged President Bill Clinton’s
health care proposal when he said, “Mr. President, with all due respect, your calculations are incorrect…”
•Served on the Boards of Directors of AGCO, Inc., Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Hallmark Cards Inc., Whirlpool, Inc.,and
Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia
•Graduated from Morehouse College with a B.S. in Mathematics in 1967. Earned his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from
Purdue University in 1971. Recipient of eight Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Morehouse College, New York City Technical
College; Suffolk University, Johnson & Wales University, Creighton University, Purdue University, Tougaloo College and the
University of Nebraska
•Author of four books, Leadership Is Common Sense (1997), Speak As A Leader (1999), CEO of SELF (October, 2001), and They
Think You’re Stupid (May, 2005)
•A native and current resident of Atlanta, Georgia. Married for over 40 years with two adult children and three grandchildren
Rene L. Saucedo
no one specialHermain Cain's 999 plan is currently being picked apart. We'll soon see what... more
It was called a gimmick and great piece of transparcy by the police, though in case you missed it yesterday the Greater Manchester Police tweeted all of thier 999 calls.
The twitter account was made show the public the different crimes the police deal with everyday,
"Chief Constable - the aim of #gmp24 was to raise awareness of the wide range of incidents that police officers have to deal with every day"-Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/gmp24_1)
According the to BBC, in the one day of tweeting 341 people were arrested with 126 still in custody of the Greater Manchester Police. Another interesting point shown by the account were the types of crimes made during the day, with more alcohol fuelled attack's during the evening.
Here are some of the tweets"
Call 3077 Youths drinking and fighting in Bury - patrols attend, no sign of youths #gmp24
Call 3058 Theft of credit on mobile phone #gmp24
Call 3030 Gun shots fired at house in Salford. Front door damaged. Nobody injured #gmp24
Call 3003 Reports of four foot doll or robot on Princess Parkway near M56 - officers attend but nothing there #gmp24
Call 253 Woman reporting that she has been assaulted by a taxi driver in Chorlton, Manchester #gmp24It was called a gimmick and great piece of transparcy by the police, though in case... more
There's a pilot scheme in County Durham for a non emergency phone line, which would help callers with non urgent medical calls mixed with local information on GP and advice.
The article says if the scheme is successful, it'll be spread nation wide.
"It is hoped it will take the pressure off 999 calls, amid estimates suggesting that up to half of these calls do not need an emergency response.
But anyone calling the number with an emergency will be directed to 999 for an ambulance to be dispatched."-BBCThere's a pilot scheme in County Durham for a non emergency phone line, which... more
Aug 31, 2009
Positive News Issue
The new issue of Positive News will be posted out to people on 09/09/09, which coincides with the launch of a new movement, born from the desire for change and resonating with an increasing number of people, from all walks of life.
The 999 It’s Time team has identified 9 core action areas where we can all engage with positive change. This interesting group of individuals, who are championing each cause include, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on consumerism, Sam Roddick who is tackling activism and founder Rory Spowers who will be promoting the issue of awareness. On 9th September 2009, 999 It's Time will orchestrate 9 maximum profile events and actions, aligning itself with thought-leading activists, artists, scientists, politicians, economists and thinkers, to wed the most credible and creative ideas into the 999 It's Time Manifesto.
On the same day, WorldShift 2012 will also be launched. This global movement is dedicated to co-creating the foundations of a peaceful, just and sustainable world by the end of 2012. The organisation believes that an enlightened government is needed to address these issues and seeks to unite and engage everyone in this process by signing the WorldShift 2012 Declaration to commit to transformational change.
The autumn issue of Positive News highlights other worldwide movements such as Tck Tck Tck and 350, an unprecedented alliance of non-governmental organisations, trade unions, faith groups and individuals calling for an ambitious, fair and binding climate agreement. The paper features a competition, One Minute to Save the World, encouraging amateur filmmakers to participate and publicise the need for a strong climate deal this December in Copenhagen. We also report on the World March for Peace, which celebrates the 140th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth – the first of its kind to circle the planet, through six continents and 90 countries.
Something quite remarkable is happening in the way that people and organisations, from all around the world, are joining together to participate in a collective vision to create a more positive future.
p.s If you would like to read more about these events and other articles, please subscribe to receive a copy of the paper.
Photo: Earth Day at Golden Gate Park © 350.orgEditorial Aug 31, 2009 Positive News Issue The new issue of Positive News... more
A jar containing a chameleon pickled in formaldehyde fell off a shelf in a Basingstoke home. The owners, after being overcome with the fumes, called 999. Hampshire Fire & Rescue were quick on the scene with 18 of their finest.
According to The Telegraph, the firefighters wore special chemical protective clothing to enter the house and dealt with the spillage by washing it down in the garden.A jar containing a chameleon pickled in formaldehyde fell off a shelf in a Basingstoke... more
A 76-year-old man has been sentenced to six months in prison after he phoned a whopping 42 times for an ambulance after discovering he had a sore throat.
Walter Emms had even phoned 999 when paramedics were already at his house, to complain that they'd refused to take him to hospital just because he had a tickly cough.
Emms' lawyer, David Castle, tried to explain his client's doings. "It's not done through malice," Castle said. "The 999 operator is his best friend when he's drunk."A 76-year-old man has been sentenced to six months in prison after he phoned a... more
The South Yorkshire Police have released a recording of a 999 call in which a hysterical woman reports her pet hamster has escaped.
The woman dialed 999, telling the operator: 'It's my hamster. It's got out of its cage. It's gone into the bathroom and it's gone down into the floorboards.'
'Me hamster, me baby hamster. I can hear it scratching, it's still alive,' she continued. 'Is there any chance anyone could come and help me get it out?'
The police hope this example will highlight the misuse of 999. They said 8 out of 10 emergency calls they receive do not actually require urgent attention.The South Yorkshire Police have released a recording of a 999 call in which a... more
South Yorkshire Police have said that as many as eight out of 10 calls to their emergency 999 number aren't for emergencies.
Here are a some of the weirdest which have been made to 999:
1. My hamster's got out its cage and is in the floorboards
2. My rabbit doesn't have floppy ears
3. I've just been splashed by a car
4. I'd like to order a taxi
5. I need help with a crossword
6. My mobile phone's run out of credit
Wonder how many calls go to the number that's now set up for non emergencies?South Yorkshire Police have said that as many as eight out of 10 calls to their... more
An American woman who had just been paid a visit by two policeman regarding a noise complaint rang 911 to ask for one of the 'cutie pie' cop's details. Carpe diem and all that. Click the link to listen to the call.
Operator: 911, do you need fire, medical, or police.
Woman: No, ma’am I don’t. I don’t have an emergency, two police officers just left my house just now, can I get their names please? He is the cutest cop I have seen in god knows how long I just want to know his name. I know it's not an emergency but heck, it doesn't happen very often, a good-looking man comes at your door step. Can you send him back my way?
Operator: Do you need them to come back there?
Woman: Oh I’d like that, yeah.
Operator: Why do you need them to come back there?
Woman: Because I have an emergency. I’ll think of something. He’s cute. Would you send them back my way would you?
Operator: Okay and what is the reason?
Woman: Um, my dog. Just blame it on my dog…no say the music was too loud. They came in the first place because the neighbors…we’ve been here for over 15 years they got a lot of nerve these neighbors. My music was too loud can I discuss that with them?
Operator: You need to talk about the noise complaint as well?
Operator: Hold on just a moment.
Woman: He’s a cutie pie.
Operator: And who has the loud noise?
Woman: I’m the one who has the loud noise. The officer needs to come to my house…just me with the loud music.
Operator: Okay and ma’am what do you need the officer to do? Do you have another noise complaint?
Woman: …honey I’m just going to be honest with you okay, I just thought he was cute. I’m 45 years old and I’d like to meet him again. I don’t know how to go about doing that without calling 911. I know this is not absolutely in any way, shape or form an emergency. But if you give the officer my phone number and ask him to come back other than I know they have terrible lots of things to do....would you mind?
Operator: I’ll give him the message to call you.An American woman who had just been paid a visit by two policeman regarding a noise... more
Firefighters have been called four times in the past week by concerned passers-by who are worried that short-legged pony Mayflower is sinking in mud.Firefighters have been called four times in the past week by concerned passers-by who... more
On reality phone in shows, you're often asked not worry if you can't through the first time. This woman took this worry to another level, when she called 999 to complain that she couldn't get through to the Strictly Come Dancing phone line to place her vote.
She's not just the only person making mad 999 calls as:
"Other 999 calls made to Greater Manchester Police (GMP) recently included one from a priest because he was in WH Smiths at Manchester Airport and the staff wouldn't let him use their toilet, a man who complained staff at a pizza shop had put mushrooms on his pizza and he had not wanted mushrooms and a caller who dialled 999 to ask what his mobile number was."
I thought the police had released a number for non emergencies but unfortunately I can't remember what it is. Perhaps I should dial 999 to ask them for it!On reality phone in shows, you're often asked not worry if you can't through... more
A 999 ambulance carrying a seriously ill four week old baby on an emergency journey has crash at the junction of the M62 and M621 at Gildersome, outside the Leeds.
The ambulance, travelling from Preston to Leeds, crashed near the scene of two earlier accidents and police said ice on the road may have been a factor. Another ambulance took the boy to Leeds General Infirmary, luckily they boy’s condition was critical but stable.
There was a medical team from the hospital on board as well as the crew from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. All were shocked but uninjured. The driver who was providing the service said the vehicle had its blue lights and sirens at the time of the accident.
A hospital spokesman said he could not say whether the accident had affected the child’s overall condition.
He said the boy was being moved to Leeds from Preston for specialist treatment because of his condition.A 999 ambulance carrying a seriously ill four week old baby on an emergency journey... more
Hannah Foster was murdered after her 999 call was judged to be accidental and cut off. But how do police decide if an emergency call is a misdial or a desperate last plea for help?
When Hannah was abducted in March 2003, she was savvy enough to make a 999 call. Unable to speak she hoped the operator would become suspicious of the conversation she was having with her attacker. Unfortunately this was not the case and she was cut off moments later.
Her attacker, Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, went on to raper and murder her. He has now been jailed for life following a trial at Winchester Crown Court.
But several million calls a year are made where the number is dialled but no-one actually speaks to make a request. This is what happened in Hannah's case. The code of practice says that in the "overwhelming majority of cases" these calls are customer misdials, such as an unlocked mobile phone keypad in a pocket, or even children playing. But it acknowledges that "there is always a possibility of it being a genuine caller who cannot speak". It also says that "very large numbers" of accidental 999/112 calls are received from mobile phones.Hannah Foster was murdered after her 999 call was judged to be accidental and cut off.... more
A woman in Scotland bought a rabbit which supposedly had floppy ears, but when she found out it didn't, naturally she called 999. By 'naturally' I mean 'idiotically'.A woman in Scotland bought a rabbit which supposedly had floppy ears, but when she... more