Wednesday, April 29, 2009

And heads roll

or soon will. There is no way that the people who wrote this article at the AP will have their jobs for much longer. Its a very good article, and is an example of what the AP should be doing.
"That wasn't me," President Barack Obama said on his 100th day in office, disclaiming responsibility for the huge budget deficit waiting for him on Day One. It actually was him — and the other Democrats controlling Congress the previous two years — who shaped a budget so out of balance.

His assertion that his proposed budget "will cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term" is an eyeball-roller among many economists, given the uncharted terrain of trillion-dollar deficits and economic calamity that the government is negotiating.

Congress controls the purse strings, not the president, and it was under Democratic control for Obama's last two years as Illinois senator. Obama supported the emergency bailout package in President George W. Bush's final months — a package Democratic leaders wanted to make bigger.

To be sure, Obama opposed the Iraq war, a drain on federal coffers for six years before he became president. But with one major exception, he voted in support of Iraq war spending.
Bravo to AP writers Kevin Freking and Jim Kuhnhenn. I certainly hope that this week does not find you in the unemployment lines along with so many others since Obama took office. Maybe you can get hired on with an ammo manufacturer. Their business is booming (pun intended)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Stun Gun suspected in death

Colorado Springs police officers are investigating the death of a man who may have been killed by a stun gun this morning. Apparently there was an altercation which lead to a taser being used.

I'm a bit confused by this. We are reliably told that tasers don't kill people. Its somehow always just a coincidence when someone dies after being tasered.
So how is it that there have been at least 405 coincidences so far? In fact, our very own police department has been noted for relying on them at much greater rates than departments of even significantly larger size than our own police force.

Questions questions.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Denise Richards: Funbags

Frankly, I am disappointed. I called the number but there was no answer!
Denise Richards' "Fun Bags"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Seven Seas Sabbath

Its not news to anyone who has been paying the slightest attention that the oceans are becoming over fished. Due to an ever increasing human population and a lack of ability to grow food like we do on land, (not to mention sometimes stupid and counter productive laws) we are seeing continually reduced population of some very important fish. Of course the call is for ever more government but it is undirected at best, and really doesn't address any of the actual issues.

The Bible addresses sustainable farming for the land by giving the land a periodic break as given in Leviticus 25:2-5 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD. Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard. That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: [for] it is a year of rest unto the land. Allowing this rest allows for renewal and refertilization of the soil as well as allowing the various insects and animals that naturally control pests and aerate the soils to do their necessary work. In fact this is a common practice in modern agriculture where the land will be divided into sections so that one field can lay fallow while the others are in use. This allows for the rest of the land, but still provides sufficient crops to provide the food required by the people.

I don't see a reason why this same principle cannot apply to the oceans. The idea would be to give each commercial fish species a sabbath every seventh year so that their numbers could be replenished. By allowing the fish to replenish their numbers would allow for sustainable fishing as well as healthier oceans and in the case of salmon, healthier rivers as well. Salmon return to the place of their birth to spawn at which time they die and then fertilize the rivers providing food for inland animals and even fertilization for the plants in and around the river.

An important element of this plan includes keeping the fisheries running and their people employed. It would require an occasional change in the type of fish brought in, which would likely require some additional equipment and certainly different techniques needed for a different crop. But as this change only needs to be on the seventh year there are ways that this could be gotten around by rotating the equipment and crew leadership. In this way the economic impact would be minimized tho certainly not eliminated.

This plan would require an international effort and would be its biggest challenge. The technical issues could be answered easily enough by a free market, but getting the various groups to hammer out such a deal? It would require fisheries, scientists and governments to agree on setting a schedule to harvest particular fish which may vary by locality e.g. Pacific or Atlantic. This would no doubt include environmentalists who, ironically, could be the biggest impediment to such a plan with their all or nothing mentality.

So there it is. I could flesh out my idea for setting up a Sabbath for the oceans but I think this lays out a simple enough foundation and a complete plan would require a vastly greater knowledge of commercial fishing than I care to ever have.

So what do you all think?

Personal Dress Code

I was asked the other day if I ever wear jeans. The answer is no, for several reasons. I wear cargoes and docker-style pants because I have found that the cargoes are more useful (extra pockets)they look dressier and an added benefit of being more comfortable. But there is more to it. People judge you based on your appearance. The part that is perhaps most important is that people perceive the value of your work to be greater (and therefore your importance to the company) when you are well dressed.

For example, Beach Bum Joe comes in flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts and puts out 100 widgets a day. You, dressed in slacks and wingtips puts out 90 widgets a day. From an empirical standpoint, Beach Bum Joe is of greater value to he company, but he will not be perceived as such. And until humans are no longer in charge of the decisions that perception will matter greatly. Especially since most of what we do in our modern economy cannot be quantified like widgets can.

So I have taken to trying to look nicer, wearing polos and full buttoned shirts. At the moment that is all that is required to be better dressed than most others in the office, but if this article is correct it might not be enough before long.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Men's Health

May or may not be true. But I sure don't want to risk the health of my male readers!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Roseanne Barr a jew?

I guess she fancies herself as one anyways. she has some rather interesting writings but not anything I would classify as Jewish. She also claims the name of Christ numerous times but from her writings understands nothing of the Son of Man so cannot be classified as a Christian either. This short section shows she has a spirit of fear and if you click through to her blog you will likely come to the conclusion that she is also not of a sound mind. 1 Tim 1:7
as soon as i decide to retire everyone likes me. As soon as I go to work, my private life suffers. As soon as i have a happy private life and a fulfilling career, I am so scared that I will get cancer of the anus or warts of the eyes and die. I am so afraid to leave my house again, what with the germs and communicable diseases. I am so afraid of people it's actually laughable. If people would listen to what I say they would do alot better
But wait, there's more!
how best can we destroy satan?

i feel that i can best destroy him by declassifying all the "holy secrets" kept from the people by the evil priest class. All of the holy secrets of kabballah, judaism are that god is female, and women are her living representatives. The biggest fear of patriarchy is that women will talk to each other about this!
There is a mother in heaven, and she is called binah. In this realm, lives prophecy. it is a meditative state, not a religion! anyone can see the future and talk to eloheim (states of godmind).
I am thinking that this very idea would offend both the Messianics and the Jews that visit this blog. In fact it does. This woman is no Jew, at least not as per the religion and her ancestry is of no import. And her claims that G-d is female and that women are (apparently) "her" only representatives? I would say this woman is more into mysticism and Kabballah than Judaism or Christianity.
"Kabbalism is a system of Jewish mysticism and magic and is the foundational element in modern witchcraft. Virtually all of the great witches and sorcerers of this century were Kabbalists." -William J. Schnoebelen, The Dark Side of Freemasonry
If Roseanne is a Jew it is only by birth, and a poor representative of them. Not to mention her goddess "binah" A.K.A. nature

Oh, and just when I thought I was done, it seems she fancies herself a prophet as well
SATAN WILL COMPLETELY DIE FROM THIS SPHERE THIS SHABBAT! prepare yourself little man. you will exist no where but in the hearts and minds of those who invoke your name both for good and for evil. when those who invoke you are gone, you will not exist. that day is coming. on the first night of passover, the angel of death (who is the energy vampire) will pass over your homes. if you have no blood in your house, he will leave your house. no blood, no vows no secrets no debts no hidden negative thoughts no cruelty. You have made a vessel of connection! Your channel is clear and you become the word. speak the word. write the word. invent the word.
the word is: BIOPHILIC (invented by Mary Daly)

Pimp Your Tank

I am hoping to have one of these come the apocalypse.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Obama to push saturday school

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told hundreds of Denver schoolchildren Tuesday that American school reform must include longer class days.

Duncan says reform proposals coming from the Obama administration will include longer school years, plus Saturday school and longer days.

Why not? Its worked so well giving them up to educrats, why not just give them up for even longer periods of time.

Of course the real reasons this administration will push this is to remove the parental influence over the children. As it is the influence is slight compared to the concentrated hours that school has to indoctrinate and then send the child home with hours of homework to keep them too busy to receive moral instruction from the family.

And more troubling is that when I mentioned that here at work, no one has the slightest problem with it. Seems that the demoralization exKGB agent Yuri Bezmenov warned us of in 1985 is complete, or nearly enough.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Obama: The Obamanable Foreign Relations

Obama was supposed to make us respected among the nations again. Hailed as the PR Savior (in addition to all-round Savior) the one who would restore relations with nations and peoples across the globe. His supporters were quite adamant about that. So lets see how the Administration has done.

The first item comes from appointee Hillary Clinton. Clinton attempted to "reset" the relations between the US and Russia by handing their government a red button with the word "Reset" on it. The problem is that the button didn't say reset, it said "Overload"

Hillary followed this up with a trip to China to beg them to continue buying our debt. It was successful, but only because the Chinese know that if we fall, economically, so do they.

Obama himself has snubbed the U.K. PM because he just had more important things to do than to tend to our closest ally.

Obama then refers to our ally "England" rather than the proper United Kingdom.

Next comes a huge social gaffe from Michelle Obama. While visiting the UK she placed her arm around the Queen of England. A large enough gaffe to brand a prior Australian Prime Minister, Paul Keating, as the "Lizard of Oz"

Next comes the most recent event, where Obama gives a full waist bow to the king of Saudi Arabia.

Vox was right, this will be one seriously entertaining administration as one Hope after another Changes to despair.