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Andrew Klavan: Income Redistribution


I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth.

Thomas Picketty’s new book Capital in the 21st Century has excited leftists with its call for more income redistribution. The Financial Times and others say the books’ data are suspiciously skewed but the New York Times’ columnist Paul Krugman says he’s received confirmation of Picketty’s numbers on an interplanetary communication device that you can make yourself out of ordinary tinfoil you find at home.

Today, to clarify the underlying issues, the Revolting Truth presents this helpful Q;A.

Q: What is income redistribution?

A: Income redistribution is when you go to work or start a business or make an investment — and earn money — and the government takes the money away from you and gives it to someone else.

Q: So you mean it’s stealing?

A: No, it’s income redistribution.

Q: But what if I won’t give them my money?

A: Then armed men come to your house and take it.

Q: So then it’s armed robbery?

A: No, it’s income redistribution.

Q: Well, when the men try to take my money at gunpoint, what if I call the police?

A: The men are the police.

Q: The police are robbing me at gunpoint???

A: It’s income redistribution!

Q: What if I have a gun too?

A: That would be wrong.

Q: If they’re robbing me at gunpoint, why is it wrong for me to defend myself with a gun?

A: Huh?

Q: Look, instead of taking my money away to give to other people, why not just give those other people jobs?

A: It’s because there aren’t enough jobs to go around.

Q: Why not?

A: Because people aren’t spending enough or creating enough businesses or investing enough.

Q: But that’s because you took their money away!

A: Right! That’s income redistribution!

Q: Let me get this straight. We need more income redistribution because there’s too much income redistribution?

A: Congratulations. Now you’re smarter than Thomas Picketty.

Q: That’s it. I’m buying a gun.

A: But it’s income redistribution!

Q: Pound sand, you Communist thug.

Well, I hope this handy guide has been helpful in understanding Capital in the 21st Century.

Q: Come near me again and I’ll blow your head off!

I’m Andrew Klavan with the Revolting Truth.

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Date: 2014-08-17

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Charles Krauthammer describes Hillary's lack of political skills with Judge Jeanine

Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and a Fox News contributor, blasted Clinton for what he said was an attempt to retract her critique.

“This is such a blatant display of Clinton inauthenticity,” he said. “It’s breathtaking. She did finally appear to say something that she believes and then, of course, retracted it. Remember. With these people, meaning the Clintons, do you ever know if they are saying something sincere?”

Krauthammer said Clinton shifted her beliefs to the left in the 2008 presidential campaign, and is apparently maneuvering to the center ahead of 2016.

“So you never actually have any idea what is the core belief,” he said. “And I think if she finally ended up saying what you thought was inauthentic and withdraws it with a hug within a day, she’s in trouble.”

Tags: Charles Krauthammer Judge Jeanine
Date: 2014-08-17

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Democrats defending Israel... a smart political tactic.

“I feel terrible for a Palestinian child who dies, but if it’s your father, your brother, your uncle who’s firing those rockets into Israel, who’s fault is it really? Do you really expect the Israelis not to retaliate?”

Jane Harman actually quotes Charles Krauthammer, “Israel today is using its missiles to protect its citizens while Hamas is using its citizens to protect its missiles.”

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Date: 2014-08-18

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It's not ISIS, Syria, Iraq, $17 Trillion Debt, 12% Unemployment, or our Border, it's Israel that is the biggest problem.

Douglas Murray: The world is selective on which bloodshed it gets behind. ISIS is slaughtering its way to an Islamic State… no outcry… Boko Haram is still slaughtering men women and children and the silence is deafening The world in general is calling the Hamas Israeli conflict genocide. Really,

3,000,000 Muslims killed each other in Pakistan in 1971.
1,000,000 Muslims killed each other in in the Sudan in 1983.
800,000 muslims killed each other in Iraq in 1988.
150,000 Muslims killed each other in Algeria in 1991.
250,000 Muslims killed each other in Syria in 2011.

When Israel tries to defend itself from terrorist whose charter openly calls for, 12 times, the eradication of Jews, the world erupts into hate for the Middle East’s only Democracy.

Convert to Islam and live as 2nd class citizens or die.

Hitler was right… kill the Jews.

Most major protests in London Paris New York Los Angeles and elsewhere are not everyday citizens of that country but Muslims claiming outrage at the alleged murder of their fellow Muslims by Israel. Yet not a word when Assad kills ten time the number in a matter of hours.

Tags: ISIS, Syria, Iraq, $17 Trillion Debt unemployment border Israel Douglas Murray
Date: 2014-08-18

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Judge Jeanine says Rick Perry is innocent and his indictment is transparently political.

Typical Democratic Alinsky tactic. RULE #12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

Freeze your opponent and smear him over and over and over till the facts disappear into the soup of perception.

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Date: 2014-08-17

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The Struggle for Stupidity - The Progressive's battle to kill education. - Bill Whittle

Sci-Fi Author Jerry Pournelle recently re-published a sixth grade reader from 1914. In his latest FIREWALL, Bill Whittle explains how full comprehension of a single paragraph from that hundred-year-old elementary school textbook eludes virtually all of today’s college graduates; shows why it is such a sin, and reveals the Progressive Struggle for Stupidity in all of its undeniable venality.

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Date: 2014-08-16

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The TRUTH is on Our Side; TruthFest 2014 Will Show You How to Use It to WIN

Q: What do Obamacare, Common Core, Agenda 21 and Barry Soetoro-Obama all have in common?

A: The truth about each of these Leftist vehicles for control HAD to be hidden while they were shoved down our throats.

And the truth WAS effectively hidden by the media, deliberately and with malice aforethought, knowing that to do otherwise, to reveal the truth, would only result in our rejecting of each one of these. Most certainly, had we known was was in the bill we’d have rejected Obamacare (a majority never did want it anyway), we’re rejecting Common Core the more we learn about it, and of course if the truth had been out about Choom-gang Barry including how hard it is to GET at the truth, he never would have become the Democrat nominee, let alone president of the United States of America. To have investigated and accurately reported on any of these, to have shared the TRUTH about any of these, would have guaranteed their failure and that was impermissible by those who support the Leftist agenda. ONLY by lying do their ideas prevail. And they KNOW this.

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Helen Banks

Helen Banks, 57-year-old former teacher at Drew Central High School, Monticello, Arkansas, has agreed to a term of 8 years probation and will be required to register as a sex offender.

Helen Banks, 57-year-old teacher guilty of sex with 16-year-old girl

Banks was accused of sexual assault of a female student. She faced a charge of felony sexual assault in the 2nd degree. It had been alleged that during a 6-month period, prior to June 5, Banks had “twice engaged in sexual contact”, which was earlier described as “inappropriate contact and communication with a 16- year-old female student.”
Banks was arrested on June 11, and resigned her position on June 12.

57-year old teacher guilty of sex with 16-year-old female student

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Cynthia Herr

Cynthia Lynn Herr, 36-year-old former teacher at J.D. Floyd K-8 School in Spring Hill, Brooksville, Florida, accused last year of having sexual activity with a 16-year-old boy, has received a six-year prison sentence in exchange for a guilty plea.

Florida teacher Cynthia Herr guilty of sex with teen boy

Herr has to serve nine years of sexual offender probation. The family of the victim approved of the deal. If Herr had been convicted on all of the charges, she could have faced up to 45 years in prison.

the victim was an acquaintance of Herr’s daughter and was not a student at J.D. Floyd K-8 School in Spring Hill, where Herr was a prekindergarten exceptional student education teacher.
Cynthia Herr was first arrested Sept. 23 in Hernando County on charges of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. She was arrested again at her Citrus County home the next day on a similar charge in that county. Last month, the cases were combined, with approval from Citrus County Circuit Judge Ric Howard.
Authorities investigating the case said Citrus County deputies first heard allegations in early September that Herr was having inappropriate contact with the teen. Watch or Read Here

Tanya Ramirez

Tanya Ramirez – teacher accused of making sex video with student

Tanya Ramirez, 29-year-old teacher formerly at King High School, Corpus Christi, Texas, has been accused of having sex with a student making a sex video with him.

Tanya Ramirez, Texas teacher accused of making sex video with student

Ramirez faces a charge of suspicion of improper relationship between educator/student.

According to the arrest affidavit, investigation of the alleged teacher student sexual relationship started when a a concerned parent told the King High School principal back in June that there was a sex tape floating around school containing a student and a teacher. Principal talked with the alleged victim, who confirmed that it was him in the video and principal called police when the victim showed her a video of the alleged sexual encounter with the teacher.

The incident allegedly happened right before the end of the school year. The police report states that “the student was driven to the teacher’s house at two in the morning by a friend after a series of 300 plus texts.”

The driver waited outside while the alleged encounter took place, and according to the police report, that encounter was “recorded Watch or Read Here

Jaclyn Melillo

Jaclyn P. Melillo, 25-year-old former special education and English teacher at Sayreville High School, New Jersey, who sexually assaulted two 16-year-old male students is now headed to prison.

Jaclyn Melillo, teacher guilty of sex with students

Middlesex County prosecutors say 25-year-old Jaclyn Melillo of Sayreville received a four-year state prison term when she was sentenced Monday. Superior Court Judge Bradley Ferencz also ordered Melillo to surrender her teaching certificate and register as a Megan’s Law sex offender. Melillo is banned from holding a public job in New Jersey as a result of her conviction.
Melillo pleaded guilty in March to two counts of sexual assault, admitting she assaulted the boys separately on various occasions in Sayreville, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey.
Carey said one boy was assaulted on various dates between June 1 and July 30, 2013, and the other teenager was sexually assaulted on various dates between May 1 and Aug. 31, 2013.
Mellilo’s sentence was part of the plea bargain she reached with Middlesex County Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Christie Bevacqua.
Melillo began working as an English teacher at the high school on Sept. 1, 2011. She was arrested at her home on Oct. 10, 2013, Carey said.
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Paige Mostella

Paige Mostella – teacher accused of sex with student

Paige E. Mostella (aka Paige Groves), 29-year-old teacher formerly at Woodlan High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana, has been accused of engaging in sex with a 17-year-old student.

Mostella faces two Class D-felony counts of child seduction.
In the affidavit for probable cause, police began their investigation on February 12, 2014 when a 19-year-old taking a polygraph test required to fulfill juvenile probation requirements told a police officer giving the test that he had been involved in a sexual relationship with a teacher at Woodlan Jr/Sr.High School in early 2013.
The teen told the officer that he and Mostella would frequently “play fight” and that during one of these encounters he became aroused and Mostella allowed him to rub up against her for several minutes. During this first encounter, the teen told the officer that Mostella didn’t say anything.
The second alleged encounter did involve sexual intercourse and again took place in her office. A third encounter as described in the court document took place two days before a track meet and the teen asked Mostella if he could have sex with her because “it would improve his throwing ability during the track meet.” The teen told Watch or Read Here

Jennifer Sexton

Jennifer Sexton – female teacher accused of sex with teen boy

Jennifer Sexton, 28-year-old former English teacher at Hollis Middle School, Hollis, Oklahoma, has been accused of engaging in sex with one of her students.

Teacher had sex with student in the back of her classroom

Sexton had quit her job at Hollis Middle School just two months before amid suspicions in the community that something inappropriate was going on between her and the student. The student described how, three days before she quit her teaching job, Sexton had sex with him in the back of her classroom. In the weeks that followed, Sexton picked up the student numerous times in her SUV and drove to a secluded area. They had sex in her car, her house and the home of his father — a pastor.

Sexton followed her student 650 miles to have sex with him in motel

Sexton, who ffiled for divorce from her husband in May, allegedly followed a 15-year-old student on his summer vacation 650 miles away to a Mississippi hotel room, where police say she had sex the the boy in June. The boy was on summer break visiting his mother when he hopped the fence of a church parking Watch or Read Here

Elisha Kingsley

Elisha Kingsley – teacher accused of sex with 16-years-old male student

Elisha Joy Kingsley, 39-year-old former teacher at Canterbury School of Florida in St. Petersburg, is under arrest, charged with having sex with a student.

Kingsley is charged with one count of unlawful sexual activity with certain minors. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says Kingsley was having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy she met while teaching at Canterbury School of Florida. “Towards the end of the school year, she befriended a student. That led to various text messages between the two of them. They started text messaging around mid June,” said Pinellas Sheriff’s spokesperson Cristen Rensel.”On or about July 5th, they met and had sexual relations at an area that we are not disclosing at this time”.

Investigators say an anonymous caller tipped them off to the alleged sexual affair.

The school’s website lists two locations in St. Petersburg. The sheriff’s office says Kingsley taught at 990 62nd Ave NE.

Investigators say there could be other victims. Anyone with information can contact the Crimes Against Children Unit at 727-582-6200.

The school released the following statement:
“This situation is deeply sad for us, because our students and their Watch or Read Here

Krystal Paddock

Krystal Paddock – teacher accused of sex with female student

Krystal Paddock, 24-year-old teaching intern at Daniel Boone High School, Washington County, Tennessee, has been accused of inappropriate conduct with a student.

Teaching internt allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with female student

Paddock was indicted on three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure.
The investigation stemmed from the school staff having concerns about a possible inappropriate relationship between a teaching intern and a teen female student.The investigation found that there was enough evidence to present the case to the Washington County Grand Jury in which a Presentment was issued for three counts of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure.

Ms. Paddock, who was arrested on August 12, is no longer affiliated with the Washington County School System.

Paddock was booked into custody at the Washington County Detention Center and released on a $30,000 bond. She’s set to go to court September 30th.

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