About

Marshall Keith is a Broadcast Engineer who firmly believes in individual rights, the Constitutional Republic that protects those rights and also believes that this country is moving in a direction that goes against those beliefs. The concept of “greater good” has been used throughout history to strip these rights and has always resulted in a repressive government of “the elite” The free market with guaranteed individual rights is the ultimate level playing field. When you allow businesses or unions or other groups to lobby for protectionist laws we all lose. For example if the government gives priority to minority contracts over who can do the best job for the best price we all loose. The concept was designed to reduce discrimination but actually encourages it through force of law. In my early years I was a college student. The first job I had in my college years was in Mpls,MN at Flour City Architectural Metals a union shop. The suits as the union workers called them wanted some one to clean out the attic. They requisitioned one of the workers for three weeks to clean out the attic so they could use it for a show room. I got the job done in three days. The vice president had requisition me for three weeks and didn’t know what to do with me. He pulled me aside and found out that I was an engineering student and had taken all the math and drafting courses, he created a job for me in the office to work between the draftsmen and the engineers. Of course the union got pissed off. They said promotion was by seniority only, Not whether you were qualified for the job but by seniority. And the job created was not a union job. Well the bottom line is that the union made such a stink that the job was pulled. The next day I was written up three times within two hours by the shop steward. I also was in NROTC and they were not giving scholarships either because of racial quotas. I moved to Wisconsin, even though that was not where I was from, I graduated from there, that is where my parents retired from and there were reciprocity problems between Minnesota and Wisconsin. During that time I worked for the college as a maintenance electrician
on top of my collage courses I took correspondence courses and between my work,correspondence courses and state approved tests I managed to work my way up to master electrician. Then in the late 70’s early 80’s there was a recession. I could not get a job in engineering. I moved to Mpls. because there was a call for electricians. Could I transfer my license. Nope! Could I take a test to get one in Minnesota? Nope! I was sent by the state to the union? They did not recognize the correspondence course that I took, they did not recognize the six years that I put in the industry or the tests that I took in another state. I have no problems with setting minimum standards for a profession. But unions protect years in the union, not what kind of job you do. Unless you have an in you are on a waiting list. The bottom line is I don’t have a problem with unions protecting the workers. But now they are a political entity. With massive political clout. They have been infiltrated by both communist and socialist. Like I said I worked with two unions in my college years. Both times it was not about qualifications,but how many dues you paid over the years@ now back to my old rant!

But when politicians pass laws to protect unions, minorities, cronyism, well then I have a problem. If they would pass a law that you had to hire the best for the price, I would not have a problem. But when you give favoritism to race or unions then you are as guilty as hell. If you can prove that a bid or contract was favoritism at least in the government forum then by all means there should be a lawsuit. But when the government gives preferential treatment to minorities, (doesn’t matter what kind of job they do) Or their union affiliation. The true free market should avail. Not who you know, not what group you are affiliated with but what qualifications you have and what kind of job you can do. Anything else is truly un-American!
You will frequently find me on the Topix Forums under the name of Free_America.

A true Libertarian who enjoys Hunting,Fishing,Scuba Diving and Photography.

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6 Responses to About

  1. mogasp says:

    You posted to the mogasp blog but your post was incomplete. For me to consider it please complete and resubmit, but I make no promises in advance about approval. Thanks. Martin Pion.

    • Marshall says:

      Here is an excellent rebuttal of the Klien study.
      [audio http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/18227/podcast/CINCINNATI-OH/WLW-AM/090609_2_mcconnell.mp3?CPROG=PCAST&MARKET=CINCINNATI-OH&NG_FORMAT=newstalk&SITE_ID=1209&STATION_ID=WLW-AM&PCAST_AUTHOR=700WLW_&PCAST_CAT=Talk_Radio&PCAST_TITLE=Mike_McConnell_On_Demand%5D

      When it comes to the harm done to charitable gambling that has been proven time and time again.
      http://kuneman.smokersclub.com/PDF/MNsmokingbanstudy.pdf
      The bottom line is that the only studies that show no economic harm were those done by tobacco control. The one done by Kline did not show anything economic. Just raw employment data. Not whether it was full time or part time or whether their tips went up or down just how many people were employed. It ignores the fact that this study was done In Minnesota and over three hundred bars went out of business as a result of the ban. Just in the Mall of America there were fifteen bars and they all went out of business as a result of the ban.

      As far as your post on my website.

      “You posted to the mogasp blog but your post was incomplete. For me to consider it please complete and resubmit, but I make no promises in advance about approval. Thanks. Martin Pion.”

      I do not censor my site, I also will let you know that I am a member of Ban the ban Wisconsin. I and we are willing to allow dissenting opinions and are willing to defend our position until hell freezes over. We do not have to censure our site. We present the facts and let the public decide. Hannegan presents the facts. You might not like the facts but they are there for everyone to see. The facts are that you people can not prove one single death caused by second hand smoke. All you have is very weak statistics based on lifestyle surveys. Now how many ex smokers claim to be never smokers just because groups like yours made them out to be the pariah of society? Also since when did the government get to make a minority second class citizens and tax them as such? Can you show any justification to force smokers to pay for non-smokers health care through the S-CHIP? There is no way that you can justify that theft through taxation. You can censure my post and that is fine. I am use to that from tobacco control. I will say that your censorship will speak a thousand words and I will pass it on to every group that believes in the freedom of choice!!

      Here is an excellent rebuttal of the Klien study.
      [audio http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/18227/podcast/CINCINNATI-OH/WLW-AM/090609_2_mcconnell.mp3?CPROG=PCAST&MARKET=CINCINNATI-OH&NG_FORMAT=newstalk&SITE_ID=1209&STATION_ID=WLW-AM&PCAST_AUTHOR=700WLW_&PCAST_CAT=Talk_Radio&PCAST_TITLE=Mike_McConnell_On_Demand

      When it comes to the harm done to charitable gambling that has been proven time and time again.
      http://kuneman.smokersclub.com/PDF/MNsmokingbanstudy.pdf
      The bottom line is that the only studies that show no economic harm were those done by tobacco control. The one done by Kline did not show anything economic. Just raw employment data. Not whether it was full time or part time or whether their tips went up or down just how many people were employed. It ignores the fact that this study was done In Minnesota and over three hundred bars went out of business as a result of the ban. Just in the Mall of America there were fifteen bars and they all went out of business as a result of the ban.

      As far as your post on my website.

      “You posted to the mogasp blog but your post was incomplete. For me to consider it please complete and resubmit, but I make no promises in advance about approval. Thanks. Martin Pion.”

      I do not censor my site, I also will let you know that I am a member of Ban the ban Wisconsin. I and we are willing to allow discenting opinions and are willing to defend our position until hell freezes over. We do not have to censure our site. We present the facts and let the public decide. Hannegan presents the facts. You might not like the facts but they are there for everyone to see. The facts are that you people can not prove one single death caused by second hand smoke. All you have is very weak statistics based on lifestyle surveys. Now how many ex smokers claim to be never smokers just because groups like yours made them out to be the pariah of society? Also since when did the government get to make a minority second class citizens and tax them as such? Can you show any justification to force smokers to pay for non-smokers health care through the S-CHIP? There is no way that you can justify that theft through taxation. You can censure my post and that is fine. I am use to that from tobacco control. I will say that your censorship will speak a thousand words and I will pass it on to every group that believes in the freedom of choice!!

  2. mogasp says:

    I’m afraid you misrepresented me in your response. I was not censoring your views: what you had posted was incomplete and ended abruptly in mid-sentence and I was inviting you to resubmit. I don’t censor simply because I happen to disagree with the submittal.
    I have now allowed your post, although it does ramble somewhat. I hope to post a reply to it later when I have time.

    Regards, Martin Pion, MOGASP

  3. sheila Martin says:

    MArtin Pion blows his propaganda for thousands of words, but limits you to a couple of hundred. When I told HIM that HE was PART of the problem causing ill health in Missouri, I was banned from his biased site. He wants opinions as long as they are his!

  4. Martin Pion says:

    The 1,000 character limit for the mogasp blog was approved not just by its members and supporters, but also by opponents of smoke-free air, like Michael McFadden. In fact uber pro-smoking advocate, Bill Hannegan, proposed a 500 character limit! The 1,000 character limit was chosen as a compromise.
    If Sheila Martin suffers from literal diarrhea when submitting comments she should take a page from Marlene Bakken and others who tout the pro-smoking line and submit comments regularly but don’t have a problem with the limit. (The preceding is 525 characters!)

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