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I’m about to follow up (on an earlier post) with a review of the movie, Star Wars – Rogue One. I have in the past mentioned that I grade movies on a 10 point scale… and been given grief that I never give a movie a 10. To help clarify my review of Rogue One… I’m preliminarily posting a guide to TexasLynn’s movie rating scale.

  1. The Best Movie Ever – The Holy Grail of Movies – I’ll never watch another movie other than this one ever again. (Haven’t seen it yet.)
  2. This was an excellent movie – One of my favorites of all time. I will watch it again and again. (Blade Runner, Braveheart)
  3. This was a really good movie – Often a surprise, and one I look forward to seeing again. (Monty Python’s – The Holy Grail, Looper, Groundhog Day, Mad Max – Fury Road)
  4. This was a good movie – But doesn’t quite get over that hump. I may eventually see it again, probably. (Ant-man, Prometheus)
  5. This was a “meh” movie – It was not a complete waste of my time to see it, but I probably won’t watch it again. (Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, Suicide Squad, Ex Machina, Batman vs Superman) A lot of movies fall in the 5-6 range.
  6. This is a sub-par movie – I would just as soon have that two hours of my life back. (Star Wars: Episode III, Jurassic World, most sequels)
  7. This is a bad movie – I’m mad at somebody, the producer for making it, the theater for showing it… (Star Wars Episodes I & II, Independence Day)
  8. This is a really bad movie – I’m not only mad, I want my money back (This is the End) (I’m pretty good a avoiding here and below)
  9. This is a really, really bad movie – I’m mad, I want my money back, and I want to be reimbursed for my time. (The Never Ending Story, Highlander II)
  10. This movie is not only bad, it is a stain on and harm to society. The producers/directors/actors should be punished; preferably by being prohibited from every working in the film industry again. (Most stuff produced by Michael Moore and Al Gore)
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Concept - BullshitThe “government shutdown” is all about the bullshit and who is better at slinging it. And THAT is the home turf of the Democrats and the left. I don’t like that fact; but it doesn’t change it. Of course (as I’ve said a million times) this asset is directly attributable to the lefts wholly owned subsidiary of… The Main Stream Media.

Definition of Default:
The main BS being slung by the left is “we can’t default on our obligations” implying that we are doing that now, or will do that in mid-October if a “compromise” isn’t reached.

We never hear what the definition of “default” is because it’s not a technical terms in the minds of left (like it is to us on the right) so much as a propaganda term to influence the emotions of the masses.

Technically “default” would mean not paying off the minimum requirements on the debt we as a nation have already racked up (basically interest and retired government bonds). In layman’s terms it would be the same as not paying the minimum balance or interest on the credit card.

So technically… how likely is that?

Wealth - Piggy Bank - Broken - IOUReal Numbers:
Uncle Sam takes in approximately $200 billion a month in taxes. Uncle Sam owes approximately $25 billion on his credit card (minimum payment and interest). The math (minus the propaganda) is pretty simple.

An Unbiased Assessment on Default:
One illustration of this “default” fallacy is a memo circulated within the Moody’s credit rating agency trying to educate their employees on what the situation really entails outside the rhetoric.

“We believe the government would continue to pay interest and principal on its debt even in the event that the debt limit is not raised, leaving its creditworthiness intact. The debt limit restricts government expenditures to the amount of its incoming revenues; it does not prohibit the government from servicing its debt. There is no direct connection between the debt limit (actually the exhaustion of the Treasury’s extraordinary measures to raise funds) and a default.”

This was not a political statement or announcement but an internal statement of the facts.

Only One Man Can Cause an Actual Default:
So are we in any danger of defaulting? Only if the man who pays the bills decides not to do so; meaning only if he decides to not target the incoming revenue on meeting those obligations. Who is the man that makes those decisions? Barack Obama. Granted… this President has shown himself to be much more prone to figuratively “showing his ass”; the only real question is will he do it here. But understand one thing; “default” is completely at his discretion.

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