Comments for Judge Jim Gray https://judgejimgray.com/ Thu, 19 May 2022 04:01:18 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.3.1 Comment on It’s A Gray Area: Trip to the ‘Promised Land’ has a profound effect – by Judge Jim Gray by PaBlum https://judgejimgray.com/2011/08/05/its-gray-area-trip-to-promised-land-has/#comment-107 Tue, 01 May 2012 23:28:03 +0000 https://judgejimgray.smartworksintl.com/2011/08/05/its-gray-area-trip-to-promised-land-has/#comment-107 Before that wall, suicide bombers would regularly enter Israel and kill many people. On a per capita basis, it was like a 9/11 weekly. That stopped with the wall. Yes, it should not be necessary, but it is.

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Comment on Retired Superior Court judge wants marijuana strictly regulated and kept away from minors by bail bonds van nuys https://judgejimgray.com/2012/03/02/retired-superior-court-judge-wants/#comment-106 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 04:20:57 +0000 https://judgejimgray.smartworksintl.com/2012/03/02/retired-superior-court-judge-wants/#comment-106 Wow, great article, I really appreciate your thought process and having it explained properly, thank you!
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Comment on Are we watching? Do we care? – by Judge Jim Gray by Tom Sebourn https://judgejimgray.com/2011/04/25/are-we-watching-do-we-care-by-judge-ji/#comment-105 Sun, 05 Jun 2011 22:52:15 +0000 https://judgejimgray.smartworksintl.com/2011/04/25/are-we-watching-do-we-care-by-judge-ji/#comment-105 Should have read:

People that used to put their money back into their businesses in order to (avoid paying)the high tax rate were now gambling with it and the banksters were more than willing to help.

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Comment on Are we watching? Do we care? – by Judge Jim Gray by Tom Sebourn https://judgejimgray.com/2011/04/25/are-we-watching-do-we-care-by-judge-ji/#comment-104 Sat, 04 Jun 2011 04:55:48 +0000 https://judgejimgray.smartworksintl.com/2011/04/25/are-we-watching-do-we-care-by-judge-ji/#comment-104 Many of the problems in our current government are caused by electing politicians that don't believe in government or don't believe that government can work efficiently.

Instead of trying to fix it, they have spent the last 30 years defunding it. They have taken the tax base away by signing treaties that sell our labor markets and have put many of us out of work. This lowers the cost of labor and that lowers the tax base more. Personal tax rates for the wealthy have fallen from around 90 percent during Eisenhower to about 36 percent today with unearned income only taxed at 15 percent. If the middle class tax base is gone, and the corporations get tax subsidies, how can one fund a functional government? You can't.

We gave 9 trillion dollars away to international banks in 2008 and 2009 caused by a bubble allowed by the repeal of Glass Steagall by Gramm, Leach, Bliley. This allowed banks to get into the gambling business. People that used to put their money back into their businesses in order to pay the high tax rate were now gambling with it and the banksters were more than willing to help.

Add in two unfunded, unending wars and you have all of the making of a third world country run by about 400 wealthy individuals and their managers. Removing or defunding the social safety nets, infrastructure and education systems of this country will spell the end of this great experiment in freedom. The international corporations will squash us if we dare to rise against them. The right to file a class action lawsuit was all but ended last week by the US Supreme Court. What chance does a person making 20 thousand dollars a year have hiring a lawyer to sue Nestle' for taking the water out of their well?

I don't think forcing people to work until 70 is going to make things better. They are just taking jobs away from younger, more productive people that need them. No I think the best way to fix this country is to regulate the banks again, end the wars, have a huge subsidized green energy push and rebuild our infrastructure. This would create jobs, jobs equal taxes, taxes fund the government. This is the time to grow or give up. Right now, we are giving up.

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Comment on Exploring new worlds: winemaking – by Judge Jim Gray by Anonymous https://judgejimgray.com/2009/03/15/exploring-new-worlds-winemaking-by/#comment-103 Thu, 27 Jan 2011 17:20:24 +0000 https://judgejimgray.smartworksintl.com/2009/03/15/exploring-new-worlds-winemaking-by/#comment-103 Wine making surely is an art, and like every art demands hard work. Wine appraisal is akin to appraisal of the emperor's divine clothes.

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Comment on Back to American fundamentals – by Judge Jim Gray by Anonymous https://judgejimgray.com/2009/03/22/back-to-american-fundamentals-by-judge/#comment-102 Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:12:45 +0000 https://judgejimgray.smartworksintl.com/2009/03/22/back-to-american-fundamentals-by-judge/#comment-102 I agree with you. But it is also necessary to ensure that the regulators are above board and are not manipulated by the government or vested interests . And it needs to be ensured that only the competent are selected.

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Comment on To protect the state — and the church – by Judge Jim Gray by Versa Kay https://judgejimgray.com/2010/03/21/to-protect-state-and-church-by-judge/#comment-101 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 16:43:13 +0000 https://judgejimgray.smartworksintl.com/2010/03/21/to-protect-state-and-church-by-judge/#comment-101 World's history is replete with the disastrous consequences of religion and state mingling closely with each other. Better they keep separate.
No harm if the state takes part in historically and culturally widely accepted festivals like Christmas etc.

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Comment on Are TSA procedures really making us safer? – by Judge Jim Gray by John Jay Myers https://judgejimgray.com/2010/12/15/are-tsa-procedures-really-making-us/#comment-100 Thu, 06 Jan 2011 18:27:11 +0000 https://judgejimgray.smartworksintl.com/2010/12/15/are-tsa-procedures-really-making-us/#comment-100 I really enjoyed this post, though I think it is a shame we have again missed the biggest point.

Why do people want to get on planes with box cutters and kill the people on board?

Which is why I wrote this:

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig11/myers-jj1.1.1.html

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Comment on Are TSA procedures really making us safer? – by Judge Jim Gray by Lyn https://judgejimgray.com/2010/12/15/are-tsa-procedures-really-making-us/#comment-99 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 20:20:32 +0000 https://judgejimgray.smartworksintl.com/2010/12/15/are-tsa-procedures-really-making-us/#comment-99 This comment is in response to the previous comment from Legalise Cannabis International. You say that the scanners would have prevented the 9/11 attacks, but that isn't necessarily true. It has been shown time and time again that potentially dangerous objects have STILL made it through security with the scanners and pat-downs. I refuse to give up any of my liberties for possible safety (especially security theater). When I think of 9/11, I do feel terrible that it happened. However, I also feel that the terrorists are winning just by making us change our ways of life. We are being terrorized by our own government just to get on a plane. So, the terrorists have already won without having to blow up any more planes. It's unacceptable.

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Comment on Are TSA procedures really making us safer? – by Judge Jim Gray by Unknown https://judgejimgray.com/2010/12/15/are-tsa-procedures-really-making-us/#comment-98 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 17:46:26 +0000 https://judgejimgray.smartworksintl.com/2010/12/15/are-tsa-procedures-really-making-us/#comment-98 This comment was seriously posted by someone with the screen name, "Legalise Cannabis International"? This is the most hilarious thing I've seen in weeks.

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