Saturday, December 26, 2015

A False Christian Cop out.

Thanks to:
Not really but if I were, the sign on my door might read:
"Dear Valued Patrons.
Due to my sincerely held religious beliefs, and in light of the [Religious Freedom Restoration Act] RFRA, recently signed by our Dear Leader Pence, I will no longer be doing business with the following persons; nor permitting them in my establishment:
1. Divorcees. Matthew 19:9: “And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity, and marries another, commits adultery.”
2. ….....Anyone who has ever read their horoscope or called a psychic hotline. Leviticus 20:6: "As for the person who turns to mediums and to spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people."
3.  Anyone with a tattoo.   Leviticus 19:28 "You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the Lord."
4.  Anyone born illegitimately.  Also, anyone who, back to ten generations, is descended from someone born illegitimately.  If you can not PROVE, using appropriate church sources, that ten generations of your family were born in wedlock, I will have to err on the side of caution and not serve you. Deuteronomy 23:2 "No one of illegitimate birth shall enter the assembly of the LORD; none of his descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall enter the assembly of the LORD."
5.  Anyone who makes a practice of praying aloud, or in public.  Matthew 6:5-6  "When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you."
6.  Any woman with braided hair or gold jewelry.  Just to be on the safe side, NO jewelry at all.  1 Timothy 2:9 "Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments."
7.  Any man who has ever, by accident or not, had his genitals damaged.  (Current interpretation of this scripture is under debate, so just to be safe, if you've had a vesectomy, or testicular cancer, I can't serve you.  I apologize for the inconvenience but I am worried for my soul.)  Deuteronomy 23:1 "A man whose testicles are crushed or whose penis is cut off may never join the assembly of the Lord."
8.  Please don't bring your kids in if they have a bowl cut.  Leviticus 19:27 reads "You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard."
For those of you complaining that some of these scriptures are from the Old Testament, and that Jesus came to redeem us from these laws, I refer you to Matthew 5:17-19, where Our Savior himself says:  "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven"
Again, I am sorry for the inconvenience.  It's nothing personal, "love the sinner but hate the sin," and all, but I simply can't serve anyone who would blatantly disregard God's sacred law in such a fashion.  
Of course this would never happen.  People don't not serve gays because they find it against God's Law.  They do it, by and large, because "the gays are icky."  Jesus had dinner with prostitutes and tax collectors.  Get over yourselves.
Posted by Paul Hunter

Friday, December 25, 2015

Apparent conflicting data.

Apparent conflicting data.
Wilmington's median or most common occurring household income (MHI) had fallen by 17%, from $34,880 in 2000 to $29,688 in 2013. Interesting to note the increasing degree of poverty in the city compared to the statewide $48,081 MHI.
The per capita or, average per person income, (PCI) rose by 9% from $17,346 in 2000 to $19,110 in 2013.
To me this data mimics the nation's widening income gap. The DHL departure and the recession did not take all of the wealth from the city it just changed hands.
Data source:

Paul Hunter

Saturday, December 12, 2015

There Ain't No Free Lunch

At least for Wilmington residents
Using the Wilmington median household income for 2013 of $30,000 as taxable income, the state income tax rate cuts reduced those households state income tax by $118 per year from 2010 rates.
The old axiom that there ain't no free lunch applies. In order to pay for the tax cuts the state had to decrease revenue sharing with cities and increase property taxes. These actions were added to another significant city revenue reduction action, the elimination of the estate tax.
The result of all this burden shifting from the state to the cities is, due to the reluctance of local government to ask their residents to make up for the lost tax revenue, a reduction in services and a deterioration of municipal infrastructure. Take a look at the local streets as verification. It would take a two mill property tax costing home owners around $70 per year to even begin to make up for the loss of state funds affecting streets.

Here's whats facing Wilminton in the near term:
Using ODOT’s  estimate of $500,000 total, including $250,000 city matching,
cost for the 1.25 mile Truesdell project next summer we can assume a cost per mile of at least $400,000 per mile.  Using that base data we should be able to obtain a rough estimate for other pending city only projects.
a. 1/2 of David’s Drive’s 3 miles = 1.5 X 400,000 = $600,000
b.  2 miles of Airborne Rd.s 3.25 miles = $800,000
c. 1 mile of of E. Locust not on ODOT’s schedule $400,000
d. 1/2 mile of S. South (from north end of new bridge to Truesdell) prior to ODOT’s 2018 scheduled repair $400,000
e. Other streets and alleys  not surveyed by this poster.
f. As much as $250,000 match for this year’s Truesdell project
g. As much as $645,000 for the 2018 S.South-Lorish-N. Lincoln (SR 134 N) ODOT project
I would request that before the naysayers protest, they do their own inspection drive around town.
Paul Hunter

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wake Up Ohio Senator Peterson and Rep. Rosenberger

Wake up Bob and Cliff your anti alternate energy buddies at ALEC have been deserted by a big power producer.
From The Guardian
American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electricity utilities in the US, is to ditch its membership of the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec), a right wing organization that has consistently opposed the deployment of renewable energy and action on climate change.


Sunday, December 6, 2015