Tidbits Political Quotations
To Accompany the April 30, 2021Edition of Tidbits
Bob Jensen at
Trinity University

The Jewish Express:  A Brief History of Antifa: Part I ---

The Jewish Experess:  A Brief History of Antifa:  Part II ---
Also see

When Antifa received word that Ngo's book was for sale at Powell's bookstore, they decided to show up and demand that the local chain cease selling it all together ---
Nobody want to be the target of Antif's's arsonists

Antifa members threaten to 'burn' down DC during Black Lives Matter march ---

FBI director calls Antifa 'a real thing' ---
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/516911-fbi-director-wray-calls-antifa-a-real-thing '

Antifa group continues occupation of Seattle-area hotel with plans to stay permanently for free ---
Did you notice how the major media no longer reports these takeovers?

According to The New York Times, potentially 90 percent of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 have such insignificant amounts of the virus present in their bodies that such individuals do not need to isolate nor are they candidates for contact tracing ---

Supply Chain Complexity:  A dose of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, for example, requires 280 components from multiple countries ---

My Latest Web Document
Over 700 Examples of Critical Thinking and Illustrations of How to Mislead With Statistics --

What's Wrong With Wind and Solar? ---

Electricity prices are already going up because of the 'wasteful, duplicative solar and wind on our grid' Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email ---

Animated  Visualization of the United States’ Exploding Population Growth Over 200 Years (1790 – 2010) ---
A Visualization of the United States’ Exploding Population Growth Over 200 Years (1790 – 2010)

USA Debt Clock --- http://www.usdebtclock.org/
The published national debt is a lie
Here's the real federal debt ---

Debt to GDP Ratio by Country 2020 ---

Human Population Over Time on Earth ---

MIT's Links to Covid-19 Trackers Around the World ---

Johns Hopkins University:  Updated Map and Table on the Number of Coronavirus Cases for Every Nation ---
Accuracy is subject to wide margins of error for every nation and varies greatly between nations.

Covid019 in New Hampshire ---

The best maps for comparing counties and towns in your state are provided by your state. For example, here's the map showing the distribution of cases for New Hampshire counties and towns ---

Cities such as Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Portland, Ore., and Austin, Texas, have shifted funds from police departments to social services programs see an spike in violent crime ---


Beautiful News Daily (news and statistics to offset all of today's bad news) ---


 Here's a humorous and serious TED talk that seriously argues why the world needs billionaires


Why did Cuba abandon its socialist/communist dream of equality for everybody?
The Guardian:  This was the egalitarian dream of Cuba in the 1960s: For years in Cuba, jobs as varied as farm workers and doctors only had a difference in their wages of the equivalent of a few US dollars a month.



Here's a somber and serious Guardian article on why the Cuban model of income equality for all is a disaster ---
Fidel Castro says his economic system is failing ---


Cuba lifts ban on most private business to deal with worst economic crisis since the fall of the Soviet Union ---
Socialism Doesn't Work ---


Nordic Countries are Not Socialist Paradises ---
Nordic countries are capitalist


Miracle of Chile --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_of_Chile
Movie:  The Chicago Boys of Chile ---


How to Fix Economic Inequality? ---


Cuba’s Dubious Miracle ---


The Singapore Dream:  How Singapore's richest man went from welding in a factory for $14 per hour to owning a $17 billion hotpot restaurant chain ---


After 40 years of capitalism, China’s income is divided almost as unequally as America’s ---
China has more billionaires than any other country in the world (and generating more at a higher rate than any other nation) ---


A Letter to My Children Regarding Bernie Sanders ---
A study of Bernie's past reveals a very dangerous man who could bring down the USA


History Tells Us to Worry About Inflation (in spite of what Paul Krugman says) ---


The Bill Is Coming Due for China’s ‘Capitalist’ Experiment ---
Thanks Wm. Dennis Huber for the heads up


What's Wrong With a Wealth Tax?


While a move is underway to destroy the American Dream of rags to riches (by taxing away the riches) the Chinese dream is on the rise.
The Chinese Dream
How a Chinese billionaire went from making $16 a month in a factory to being one of the world's richest self-made women with an $8.3 billion real-estate empire ---


Top 50 Billionaires in China ---

Jensen Comment
The question for students to debate is why a supposed communist country allows so many billionaires to rise up from poverty.
That's supposed to happen in the USA where a child growing up in deep poverty (think Oprah Winfrey or Howard Shultz) became a multi-billionaires.
But is it also supposed to happen under communism? If so, why?


One reason is that many billionaires can afford to pour lots of money into high risk ventures. When's the last time you heard about a high risk (think Silicon Valley) venture in Europe?


Here's a humorous and serious TED talk that seriously argues why the world needs billionaires



Vaccine Politics in Europe Versus America ---



Wikiquote from Wikipedia --- https://www.wikiquote.org/


I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write ---


"This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House, with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone"
John F. Kennedy at a White House party


As cities chose to reduce police budgets for 2020, this is what happened to their murder rates ---


Harper's:  A Letter on Justice and Open Debate --- |



They're Coming to America ---


Scientists suggest US embassies were hit with high-power microwaves – here’s how the weapons work


The Guardian:  American classics among most ‘challenged’ books of the decade in US (protesters want them removed from libraries and schools) ---
Bob Jensen's threads on banned books

In 1785 the state legislature of Virginia unanimously rejected a proposal from evangelicals to free the state’s slaves ---


When the Great Scorer comes to write against your name, one unforgiveable sin (racial profiling) outweighs all the good you've done in life.

Bob Jensen


Kobe Bryant:  We need to make the most of every minute we have ---


It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.

Carl Friedrich Gauss


Political Correctness:  New York Times Conveniently Revises History on the 2020 Antifa/BLM-Led Riots ---


The 2020 Election Was a Rebuke of Socialism ---

Even Though Biden Won, Republicans Enjoyed The Largest Electoral College Edge In 70 Years. Will That Last?


Taiwan’s Crowdsourced Democracy Shows Us How to Fix Social Media ---

The Result of "Too Much Money": Asset Price Inflation and Inequality ---


James Baldwin Talks About Racism in America & Civil Rights Activism on The Dick Cavett Show (1969) ---


Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. And it’s an unreliable guide to the future

Bill Gates, “The Road Ahead”


Hermann Weyl born in Hamburg, Germany. He wrote, "One may say that mathematics talks about the things which are of no concern to men. Mathematics has the inhuman quality of starlight---brilliant, sharp, but cold ... thus we are clearest where knowledge matters least: in mathematics, especially number theory." ---
Also see Mathematical Analytics in Plato's Cave


And nevertheless conclude that the optimum amount of restriction of immigration is zero point zero, zero, zero? Amazing. Economics are generally skeptical models that yield corner solutions ---
Jensen Comment
To the list of questions I would add "Do your talk about the Tragedy of the Commons?"
The problem with open borders is somewhat related to the economic problem of "The Sharing of the Commons" where giving everybody the right to use a free resource leads to everybody losing that resource. At what point will allowing billions of people share in the free medical care, free college, and other scarce resources ruin it for everybody ---


China ‘forcing Uighur Muslims and other minorities to work in cotton fields’ ---
Socialist and communism advocates often overlook instances of slavery forced by governments rather than capitalists


U.S. physicists rally around ambitious plan to build fusion power plant ---


A short history of corruption in Illinois ---


History of United States Immigration Laws ---


Persecution Of Christians: The 21st Century Crisis Which Is Not Making Headlines ---
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Former state comptroller criticizes Illinois’ budget dishonesty  ---


When Measured by Real-World Outcomes, Capitalism Delivers ---
Keep in mind that the Scandinavian nations are all capitalist, and the most interesting experiment in socialism/communism in Cuba is now being replaced by capitalist opportunties.


Obama's Chief Energy Scientist Disputes the Climate Change Propaganda Peddlers ---


Green Initiatives:  You can always rely on EU leaders to put appearances ahead of content ---


Cuba’s economic woes may fuel America’s next migrant crisis ---


Stanford University:  Both Medical and Non-Medical Masks are Ineffective in Preventing Covid-19 Transmission and Might Have Devastating Long-term Consequences ---
The suspected long-term adverse consequences still need more scientific study.
Anecdotally I still think that masks and gloves that I wear protect me from colds, flu, and possibly other airborne/surface diseases. I will continue to wear masks and gloves in public places.
We did not have enough Covid-19 in northern New Hampshire to put Covid-19 to a proper test.

College presidents, student leaders, and scholars welcomed the outcome of the trial of Derek Chauvin even as they renewed their resolve to stem persistent racial inequities in higher education ---
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Digging Deeper Into Holocaust History ---


The ComEd corruption scandal is a wake-up call for Illinois ---



So many people fled New York and California for Texas and Florida that the coasts will lose power in Congress — and the South is about to get a much bigger say ---

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swath of Sun Belt states welcomed scores of new residents during the pandemic, while coastal heavyweights like New York and California hemorrhaged them.

The US had 331,449,281 people as of April 1, 2021, a 7.4% increase in population from 2010, the US Census Bureau announced on Monday.

The South was the fastest-growing region of the country, with its population increasing by 10.2% over the last decade, followed by the West at 9.1%, the Northeast at 4.1%, and the Midwest at 3.1%.

The new data determines how many congressional seats each state gets based on population — which means that the South and West stand to gain more House of Representatives spots, while the Northwest and Midwest could lose them.

The country's total population grew by only 0.35% from July 2019 to July 2020, or just 1.1 million people. It marked the "lowest annual growth rate since at least 1900," demographer William Frey, a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program, said at the time in an analysis for the Washington, DC-based think tank.

States in the Northeast and Midwest saw slight declines in population, while the South and West saw slight upticks.

The increases, though, are significant because they revealed where Americans moved during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. Americans overwhelmingly flocked to less dense areas in the southern and middle swaths of the country.

Jensen Comment
With thousands streaming uncounted into the USA each day at current rates, the 331, 449,281 estimate badly understates the number of people residing in the USA. The number is most likely well over 360 million and growing by leaps and bounds with new additions from Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, South America (think Venezuela), Africa, and Asia
. My guess is that Texas and Florida are growing more from undocumented immigrants than from citizens moving from New York and California. California is probably having a net gain if all the uncounted are counted.






Updates on Medical Insurance




The good, the bad, and the ugly of England's universal health-care system ---


Sponsored by California Nurses Association and authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra, AB 1400 will ensure that all Californians, regardless of employment, income, immigration status, race, gender, or any other considerations, can get the health care they need, free at the point of service ---
Jensen Comment
There is no program for funding this massive expense; The expense is unknown, because it there's no way of knowing how many chronically ill people in the other 49 states will flock to California for free medical care, let alone how many chronically ill people in the world will flock to California under the Biden-Harris open borders plan. How can California offer free medical care and long-term nursing care to everybody that's now available in the USA only for the poor who are eligible for Medicaid? Free medical care alone could easily bankrupt the State of California in the first year of implementation.
California does not have the medical care capacity to provide free medical care to all the people that will flood California seeking free medical care.


Open immigration can’t exist with a strong social safety net; if you’re going to assure healthcare and a decent income to everyone, you can’t make that offer global ---
Paul Krugman




Bob Jensen's threads on health insurance ---


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Summary of Major Accounting Scandals --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accounting_scandals

Bob Jensen's threads on such scandals:

Bob Jensen's threads on audit firm litigation and negligence ---

Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates ---

Enron --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudEnron.htm

Rotten to the Core --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudRotten.htm

American History of Fraud --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudAmericanHistory.htm

Bob Jensen's fraud conclusions ---

Bob Jensen's threads on auditor professionalism and independence are at

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Shielding Against Validity Challenges in Plato's Cave ---

·     With a Rejoinder from the 2010 Senior Editor of The Accounting Review (TAR), Steven J. Kachelmeier

·     With Replies in Appendix 4 to Professor Kachemeier by Professors Jagdish Gangolly and Paul Williams

·     With Added Conjectures in Appendix 1 as to Why the Profession of Accountancy Ignores TAR

·     With Suggestions in Appendix 2 for Incorporating Accounting Research into Undergraduate Accounting Courses

Shielding Against Validity Challenges in Plato's Cave  --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/TheoryTAR.htm
By Bob Jensen

What went wrong in accounting/accountics research?  ---

The Sad State of Accountancy Doctoral Programs That Do Not Appeal to Most Accountants ---


Bob Jensen's threads on accounting theory ---

Systemic problems of accountancy (especially the vegetable nutrition paradox) that probably will never be solved ---

Bob Jensen's economic crisis messaging http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/2008Bailout.htm

Bob Jensen's threads --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/threads.htm

Bob Jensen's homepage --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/