Ethan Explains Trump Paying Taxes

Ethan Explains Trump Paying Taxes

There is a big to-do this week speculating about Donald Trump’s level of taxation based on his non-release of his tax forms. Even Mark Cuban the billionaire, who was front and center at the debate on Monday night, is jumping into the fray, with this quote:

And I tell my tax lawyers and everybody, you know, take advantage of — do what the law recommends. But I’m not against paying taxes. And I’ll give you a perfect example. When the Dallas Mavericks were building a new practice facility, which we’re just opening, I had the opportunity to go to Dallas and and play different cities against each other to get different rebates and everything. I didn’t do it.

Mr. Cuban realizes that was a choice, right?

We don’t have to pay any more than the minimum necessary under the tax code. If you don’t like the tax code, then blame your elected officials in Washington, D.C. They control how much we pay and are responsible for the 74,000+ page tax code.

Famously, Judge Learned Hand stated in Commissioner v. Newman in 1947 – “Over and over again courts have said that there is nothing sinister in so arranging one’s affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everybody does so, rich or poor; and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands: taxes are enforced exactions, not voluntary contributions. To demand more in the name of morals is mere cant.”

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Ethan Explains Antibiotic Health Crisis

Ethan Explains Antibiotic Health Crisis

Popping pills whenever you don’t feel well, having unprotected sex, and eating antibiotic laced foods have become a health crisis. No really, doctors are running out of antibiotic drugs for addressing multiple bacterial infections with potentially dire outcomes for you and me. We are in the midst of an antibiotic health crisis.

First of all, taking antibiotics went you don’t feel well without knowing if it is a bacterial infection is leading to significant antibiotic resistance as the bacteria rapidly develop immunity.

Second, your hedonistic unprotected sex with multiple partners has now created an antibiotic resistant gonorrhea. Gross.

Third, our food supply is being jammed with antibiotics which passes through to us, creating more antibiotic resistance.

Stop popping pills, or expecting your doctor to prescribe antibiotic pills without knowing why you are sick. Stop having unprotected sex, period. And start buying organic and demanding that your food not be flooded with antibiotics.

We can make a difference in this health crisis. Only use antibiotics when necessary.

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Ethan Explains Heroin Epidemic Week

The President has called this week Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. This is a national scourge that needs to end.

It begins by never doing it in the first place. There is nothing cool, sexy, or interesting about shoving a needle full of heroin into your arm. It ruins your body, your relationships, and your life.
And, if you share your needle with another person, you risk getting Hepatitis C and HIV. Diseases that should be gone, but because of unprotected sex and needle sharing, they continues to hospitalize and kill far too many people.

And on top of it all, there is a serious problem in places like Santa Cruz, California where not only is heroin killing people, the heroin addicts are leaving their used needles around town. In parks, on the beach, and elsewhere, unsuspecting people including children are getting stuck by the used needles, requiring expensive medical procedures because of the potential for contracting the aforementioned diseases.

Please stop glamorizing the opium poppy based drugs. Lets end the opioid and heroin epidemic.

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Ethan Explains Sugar Lies

Ethan Explains Sugar Lies

We do love our sugar. It’s in everything on the grocery store shelf now. Time to dial that back!

Now we find out that the sugar industry paid two Harvard researchers back in the 1960s. These payments caused them to change their findings from sugar causes cardiovascular disease to fat causes cardiovascular disease.

That’s right! Researchers at the UCSF School of Medicine published their findings yesterday in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). We’ve been lied to for decades harming our health and likely killing many Americans.

It’s time to cut way back on your sugar consumption. Follow some of my recipes for a healthy way to make delicious sweets and start reading labels looking out for sugar, corn sugar, corn syrup, and high fructose corn syrup. There is no need to completely eliminate sugar, but there is a definite need to cut way back. Now.

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Ethan Explains Hillary Health

Ethan Explains Hillary Health

According to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton’s physician, she has pneumonia. This announcement came hours after she disappeared from the 9/11 memorial event in New York City.

The only reason we know about this is a private citizen captured video that none of the press corps bothered to film. The video appears to show her passing out as she is supported by Secret Service personnel and moved into a van.

None of this would be as big of a deal if her entire campaign wasn’t one of secrecy and obfuscation. Now it is a much bigger deal than it might have been if she would be forthright and honest in her dealings with We The People.

Further, with her millions of dollars available it appears she doesn’t have someone helping her get exercise five days per week, as evidenced by her weight gain. One need only look at her pictures from the 1990s and compare them to today to see how much she has gained. And even more, where is the nutritionist to ensure she eats nutrient dense foods at every meal and cut out the simple carbohydrates? Proper diet and exercise would help her body cope with the massive stress of a presidential campaign and her incredible schedule.

Not that diet and exercise will prevent pneumonia, which kills over 53,000 people per year according to the CDC. But they sure help to keep the immune system stronger and a healthy person generally makes for a quicker recovery.

I do wish Secretary Clinton a full and speedy recovery.

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Ethan Explains 9/11 Commercialization

It was fifteen years ago that we were viciously attacked by homicidal, Islamic trivialists. They are hell-bent on destroying our way of life and killed over 3,000 people that day. We must never forget that day and its meaning.

Now, I am one who doesn’t normally complain about commercialization. However, this year it appears some retailers are trying to turn 9/11 into Memorial Day or Labor Day with sales. Those attempts are wrong, gross, and vile.

These are just a couple of examples. There is a Wal-Mart in Florida stacked their Coke products like the twin towers for a sale, a mattress store in San Antonio stacked mattresses like the twin towers in their two for one sale, and I’m sure there are others.

9/11 is a somber holiday to remember those lost, why we were attacked, and why we must remain the beacon of liberty is NOT the day to commercialize. Don’t you think?

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EDIT 9/9/16 10:33 PDT – If you are wondering about the word “trivialists”: Pastor Rene Schlaepfer from Twin Lakes Church used that term on my KGO 810 show in reference to religious “extremists”. He said they aren’t extremists, they are trivialists because they focus on trivia in the religious texts, not the big picture message of love.

Ethan Explains Stop Sexting

How many times do we have to hear stories of people’s naked pictures getting out and them being angry about it? Worse yet, a child who feels their life is ruined because they sexted someone who then shared the picture, like was reporting in the Washington Post again yesterday.

We must teach our children that any picture they don’t want everyone to see should never be taken in the first place. The way technology works now, it is possible that the picture(s) or sexts will make it to people who were not the intended recipient. People are not all wonderful and perfect and sometimes do mean things. Even though states like California, and 33 others, have revenge porn laws, those won’t protect you as they only punish after the damage has occurred.

What are you teaching your children?

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Ethan Explains Corrupt Politics

Ethan Explains Corrupt Politics

We are in full swing of the election season and the headlines continue to highlight mostly Clinton scandals plus now the latest Trump scandal in Florida. That’s right, Donald Trump apparently gave money improperly to the Attorney General of Florida, at least according to CNN and others.

Money corrupts just like power corrupts. Yet I keep hearing that your beloved corrupt politician is okay because he or she is better than the other. NO! Corruption is wrong and we need to stop voting for people who we know are corrupt. That is the only way to begin righting our system back in favor of We The People.

But Citizens United is the problem, you say. Yes, that is true. As is the stranglehold unions have because they spend union dues on buying influence. I suggest that only individuals with a social security number, legal citizens, should be allowed to contribute to political campaigns.

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Ethan Explains Space Race Problem

Ethan Explains Space Race Problem

So many of us have dreamt of going into space. Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Paul Allen are all in the private space race game as it is no longer exclusively the domain of government entities. Yesterday, Musk’s SpaceX suffered a big setback with the massive explosion of one of its rockets yesterday in Florida. Worse yet, it had a Facebook Internet satellite payload on it, which perished atop the rocket.

Since rockets are just massive explosions that we attempt to harness and direct, why are we still using them as propulsion into space? Why aren’t these billionaire pioneers moving away from that 20th century technology? Especially since it is obviously and inherently dangerous. Why not work on developing the 21st century space elevator using cutting-edge materials like the breakthrough futuristic material graphene?

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Ethan Explains Tax Money Waste

When a government employee lies on their timesheet, that is theft. Theft of our money. Well, some US Patent Office employees just got caught lying on their timesheets to the tune of ~300,000 hours totaling $18.3 million. That’s a lot of waste. Of my money and yours.

Government waste and fraud is always a problem, whether it’s military waste (read my book), Medicare fraud, Social Security fraud, or any number of ways people bilk our government, it is all wrong. Especially by employees.

Should we prosecute vigorously to deter future offenders or just wave our hands in disgust and say that the government wastes so much that this is just a drop in the bucket?

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