Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It's the voices
they're acting up again

“You don’t get to pick your tax rate. Neither should corporations.” That was the first sentence in my email from the Whitehouse on Monday explaining why they are taking action against corporations leaving the United States. Fortunately, we can choose our tax rate…if we choose to live in a foreign country…and so can corporations. You can’t expect people or companies to not look elsewhere when their tax rate goes above 50%, especially if there are millions of dollars benefitting the move. That, along with excessive regulation, licensing and other costly overhead expenses sure make the move very attractive.
Here’s a crazy concept: Can you imagine us building a wall around our borders, not to keep illegal aliens undocumented immigrants out, but to keep Americans in?
Last Friday, the Justice Department pressured Ferguson police to stop wearing bracelets in support of fellow officer Darren Wilson who they are investigating. The bracelets read, “I am Darren Wilson”. So much for freedom of speech and freedom of expression. NY Times
The United States Department of Justice – what an oxymoronic name for that branch of government.
I just read that Jerry Brown, governor of California, is expected to approve banning the use of plastic bags in grocery stores. The law also allows businesses to charge 10 cents for reusable or paper bags. I have no problem banning plastic bags, but when did business need permission from the government to charge the consumer for items they buy or use? Isn’t that the purpose of free enterprise? If we don’t like the price, we go elsewhere to buy…
Last time I was in Colorado, the grocery store charged me 10 cents for every plastic bag I used, unless I brought my own…which I did on subsequent visits. It seems like once I get used to getting screwed, it gets easier and more acceptable… but at least I still have the choice! 
I expect the stock market to post record losses soon. All I hear from the so-called experts is a forecast of doom and gloom. And let’s face it, if we listen to it long enough, we start to believing it. Actually, I think they’re just betting on the market to drop, which would produce a windfall for those backing the predictions.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Nothing about nothing

Based on this article, my medical records are worth more to hackers than my credit card number…go figure…
I can only assume we are fighting ISIS because we think all the other Arabs declaring fatwa against ISIS won’t win. I surely hope our politicians don’t believe that just because we help them out doesn’t mean we are allies…or will ever be allies. We already have a Trojan horse inside the USA, they just haven’t revealed themselves and taken up arms yet…
I guess we can’t just let them go to war and kill each other because it would disrupt the supply of oil coming from the region. Lord knows they’ve been fighting for thousands of years. I’m not opposed to them fighting each other… Is that bad?
I am not displeased to see the resignation of our illustrious Attorney General Eric Holder. However, I am apprehensive about his replacement and how far he or she will go to circumvent the constitution, sidestep the law and extort more money from the private sector…
He will go down in history as protector of voter’s rights (to get Obamaphones - unless they voted absentee from the cemetery) and his efforts to end racial discrimination in the justice system (fail). If I were him, I wouldn’t want to explain to his great grandchildren why they will have to commute to China to get a decent job.
Well, I read on the Diety’s blog that the economy grew at 4.6% rate last quarter. Surely I’m not the only American that does not believe any of their numbers. Due to their ever-changing formula that creates a more positive total, I choose to just look around and see if we’re better off now than a few months/years ago. It’s like the unemployment rate, getting them off the books and out of the equation doesn’t mean they’re employed.
Enjoy the nice weekend weather and those you care about. And if you get bored, count up all the blessings in your life money can't buy and figure out how wealthy you are...


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

It's a disease in my mind...

I’m not sure how I feel about the mother who went to jail for giving her 16 year old daughter a pill to induce a miscarriage. Although I am a devout Pro-Lifer, the article in the New York Times left me sympathetic to her situation. Our government can force us to vaccinate our children, but make us an enemy of the state for taking action to help our children, even though I don’t personally believe this was the right thing to do. Sadly, I believe the only reason she went to jail is because she bypassed a doctor and pharmacist in obtaining the medication.
As much as I hate to admit it, freedom of choice in this country is diminishing. It’s like hunting or fishing without a license. Hunting and fishing is not free, but permitted by a fee.
I keep reading that it’s gonna be a record year for snowfall. I mentioned this to a local farmer and he told me he didn’t need to read the prediction, he already knew. He told me what his grandfather shared with him many years ago. That when a bad winter was coming they would make a good hay crop. That God would provide enough hay for their cattle to make it through a bad winter. I’m not likely to forget his grandfather’s wisdom…or faith.
Speaking of climate change, did anyone else appreciate the moderately warm summer this year. I sure liked it…
I don’t know if you’re into the conspiracy theory sort of thing, but I watched a video on Youtube by “Anonymous” concerning the downing of Malaysian Airline MH 370. It gave motive, which if true, would make perfect sense. Of course, I will continue to adhere to the 50/10 rule: Believe 10% of what you hear and half of what you see. That rule has served me well for over 30 years now…
And here they go again, the G20 summit sharing with the world how worried they are about a stock market bubble. They have been going on about it for a year now. Based on the history of the markets, as well as the economy, if you haven’t prepared for such a contingency, you could be considered a fool. It’s a continual cycle. And it’s all just on paper, easily controlled and manipulated. Big banking heaven…
I find it laughable that the U.S. and France want the U.N. to impose sanctions on foreign Islamist fighters. I thought we were at war with these individuals. I must reiterate the immortal words of Crocodile Dundee, “kill the dopey bastard[s]’. I thought that’s what you do to terrorists…

Friday, September 19, 2014

Nothing really matters
Anyone can see

Broke down yesterday and put my name down to get the new iPhone 6. This iPhone 4 has been the best phone I ever owned, but I have decided to complicate my life and upgrade… Wish me luck.
It looks like I will be buying more silver soon with the market under $18 an ounce. I like the 10 oz bars, but to each their own. Possibly some gold as well. Time to start headhunting…
I find it quite entertaining that the Deity has several comment “moderators” that hawk and stalk his blog daily. There are his defenders and the attackers. Few possess the ability to agree to disagree. I wonder if their opinions make them feel relevant…
You think you’re a victim of injustice? Tell me what you think of a rape victim forced to pay child support… USA Today
After reading this story in the New York Times, I believe the term “injustice” doesn’t come close to describing what happened to these two mentally disabled men 30 years ago. Makes me rethink my stance on gung-ho, Bible-thumping, hard line prosecutors…

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

On the lighter side...

Does anyone else find it odd the our government can identify Americans who are traveling to Syria to fight for ISIS when they can’t find over 11 million illegal aliens undocumented immigrants inside the United States own borders?
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After reading about an Oak Cliff man who shot and killed (without warning) a burglar crawling in his window, I thought I would share a few of the comments on the news article:
He did get a warning shot! He just got in front of it.
The locked door was the “warning”.
The homeowner gave a warning – to all future criminals  
Thanks to liberals, ammo is too expensive…no warning shots!  
Muzzle flash should be sufficient warning.  
Democrats can now use his vote for decades…  
What? You mean to tell me that nobody is blaming Bush?  
When are states going to go after the law makers and judges promoting the “Catch and Release” programs for dedicated criminals?  
...this guy did more to reduce crime in Dallas than the last 10 years’ worth of politician-passed laws. Should get a $5k tax exempt reward for the service he rendered.  
In California you’re not allowed to defend yourself unless at least one person (hopefully not you) has been killed, not shot, killed. Also, if you have any pets they too must have been killed. Then you have to get permission from 911 (20 to 30 minute waits are common) to defend yourself but don’t use a gun! Vomit or pee on the attacker, beg for mercy, offer to wash their car, polish their shoes, even wash their clothes … sounds stupid huh?


I am not a fan of “catch and release” unless it’s an endangered species. BTW, feel free to add your own comment if you so desire...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

It's almost Friday...

I have found myself in search of the fast food chain who serves the best “Bacon Egg Cheese Biscuit”. So far, Braum’s is leading. Burger King was a colossal fail. Feel free to render your opinion on the subject, as long as it’s bacon, not sausage.
Best thing I read all day…

“President Obama placed his hand on a Bible and swore to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of these United States. It’s time to put down the golf clubs, Mr. President. It’s time to stop the parties. It’s time to take off the mom jeans and put on some big boy pants.

We need a leader with the moral courage to defend our nation against an unthinkable threat.

Do your job, Mr. President”. Todd Starnes, Fox News Radio

This could apply to most of our congressmen as well.
Speaking of doing your job, will our government ever hold bankers accountable for breaking the law or will they just continue to levy fines against them. The government just serves as a business expense to them, which has proven to be a great expense to our economy and the American people.  Throw a couple of CEO's in maximum security prison and the word will get out quick...
I really appreciated the comment I read concerning the shooting instructor who was killed by the 9 year old he let fire a fully automatic Uzi. It read, “Stupid has consequences.” I’m not gonna forget that remark for quite some time.
Newsflash: Scientists Take the Edge Off Bad Memories in Mice  
M.I.T. researchers say a technique that adjusts emotions attached to memories could eventually lead to more effective therapies for people with psychological problems. NY Times  
Adjusting emotions with light technology. It may work, but won’t be implemented unless big pharmacy can find a BIG payoff in treatment.  There is more money in anti-depressants than just about any other medication.
Which ultimately leads to the question: How far are we willing to allow “mind control” in humans? Probably pretty far… I know I would pay just about anything to get my wife to shut up sometimes…

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It's these voices I hear...
between my ears...

Well, I noticed today that David Barajas was acquitted of the murder of the man who was drunk and caused an auto accident that killed his 11 and 12 year old sons. If I were a juror, I would have had a difficult time sending the guy to prison. If I were an officer on the scene of the crime, I probably would have not been highly motivated to collect evidence. I would let God determine final justice on this one and not criticize or condemn, even though two wrongs never make a right…
AAA is offering free tows for cars and a free ride home in selected cities in Oklahoma over Labor Day weekend. I appreciate AAA very much for providing this service to both members and non-members in the hopes of saving lives, even if it may be an advertising ploy. I’m a AAA member and proud of it…although I have never used their service…
As a child, I remember driving by the Padfield home going to Paradise and being told the story of the creature that killed Dean’s cows. I remember because it was an unexplained, unnatural, irregular story that had alien/monster implications. I also remember that it was inferred Mrs. Padfield may have hit the sauce a little hard that night. In that era, painkillers were prescribed frequently. BTW, as a kid, I liked Dean Padfield…
I noticed where Bestbuy is advertising heavily to sell Samsung cell phones. Can’t say I blame them since Apple retails their phone and makes it very difficult for anyone else to profit unless they get part of the action, all accessories as well.
I am washing my truck Friday to insure we get rain!
I watched a movie the other night that has stuck in my head for almost a week. The title, “Best Offer”. Be prepared for something different…

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My opinions are based on my perception, not necessarily fact...

I just read a headline from the AP, “Michael Brown’s Family Says He Was A ‘Gentle Soul’”. After throwing up, I came to the conclusion he was either wasted or passed out when he was at home…
If any other race demonstrated as violently as was in Ferguson, MO, wouldn’t the media and government label it terrorism? What if it was a religious sect? Does asking these questions make me racist?
I read that the speakers at Michael Brown’s funeral encouraged those attending to “work for justice”, not only for him but for others. Does that mean they’re gonna help clean up the neighborhood, inform on and hand over criminals to law enforcement?  
Another global warming atrocity: Methane (greenhouse) gas is discovered seeping from seafloor off the east coast. NY Times 570 different locations…for at least a thousand years…but a tiny amount when compared to all sources...

This would be a major catastrophe if we could find someone to blame it on! Especially if we could levy fines against them…
On a lighter note, I just read where an Arizona shooting instructor was accidentally shot and killed by a 9 year old girl using an automatic Uzi he was showing her how to use. I feel bad for the little girl, but the instructor should have had the common sense to know that 9 year olds and automatic weapons do not fare well together...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wild fire causes?
In case you hadn't heard...

Conspiracy or economic warfare?
You decide.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Final thought before the weekend...

As I continue to ponder the President’s plea for transparency in Ferguson, MO where a black man was shot by a white officer and the call to demilitarize the local police department, one question comes to mind that won’t go away. Is this the same President that has approved and blessed “authorizing the indefinite military detention of civilians, including U.S. citizens, without habeas corpus or due process” in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012? The same man that took an oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution?

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! Are you old enough to know who said that?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Now I remember why I stopped blogging...

Obama calls for calm as well as a transparent investigation in the death of black 18 year old in Ferguson, MO. He also said there was no excuse for the use of excessive force by the police during the last 5 days of rioting protesting and demonstrating. I am so very thankful our President is still willing to get involved in local government and politics. Within minutes of the President’s remarks, the governor of Missouri promised to remove the St Louis County police from enforcing law and order there.
If the President were in charge in Ferguson, he could probably send in drones and bomb them with valium, halcion and Xanax. Ecstasy would take too long to legalize, unless there was an executive order… Reality show? Operation Chill Factor? I need another weekend, quick!
I believe these people have the right to protest and demonstrate! Violence should not be tolerated, even if the officer wrongfully killed him or if they are using excessive force at the demonstration area. If you’re hanging out there protesting, as is your constitutional right, that gives you no right to commit felonious acts and expect law enforcement to ignore them. Would you be protesting and demonstrating if the offending officer were black?
Well, I watched the latest “Noah” movie with Russell Crowe the other night and although I was highly entertained by the movie, I was very disappointed that Hollywood has turned the story to science fiction.
The best way to sell a lie is to start with a half-truth! Yea, I said that…
And speaking of lies, myths and shtuff like that, I was watching “Ancient Aliens” on the tube last week (I watch about once a year to keep up with the latest theories, conspiracies and anomalies) and it brought up the time when the British invaded Washington DC and tried to burn it down. A storm came from nowhere and put the fire out…not only that, a tornado sent the British fleeing from the area. Here’s the kicker - the theory: Aliens controlled the weather to stop the British so America could have a fair start! Not an act of God, but of aliens…
If there is a hell, it’s gonna be packed! ~ ~ Yea, I said that too!
When I ponder human intellect, a thought comes to mind... "Just smile and wave, boys.  Smile and wave." Skipper the penquin in Madagascar.   

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Are facts just theories, waiting to be disproven?

Sad to hear that Robin Williams apparently died of a suicide due to severe depression. Although I wasn’t a big fan of Mork and Mindy, his standup comedy was the some of the best I have ever seen. He had the quickest, funniest wit of any comedian I have had the pleasure of watching. He was a good actor as well.
Severe depression is a black hole with no light at the end of the tunnel. They say there are several causes, trauma, disappointment, despair, low self-esteem, fear, loneliness… Whatever the cause, the cost is escalating, especially in lost lives, addiction and damaged relationships. Very few understand the condition unless they truly experience it!
I got a good chuckle today after reading the news that there’s enough natural gas under Pittsburgh International Airport’s runway to fuel the entire state of Pennsylvania for up to 18 months. The first question that came to mind…’will they let them frac’? Initial answer that popped up, ‘not without the unions’. I’m still smiling about that one.
Media jargon kills me!!! Violent protesting??? Where do you draw the line between protesting/demonstrating and rioting? Fox News reported that the Ferguson, MO Police Chief said that “members of the crowd threw rocks at police and gunfire came from the crowd”. Other statements in the article include: “police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds near a burned out convenience store”; “police blocked off the area where most of the looting and vandalism occurred”. And people wonder why there are so many FEMA camps inside the USA…
Other than for immediate personal defense, I don’t believe there is ever justification for violence, especially for retaliation, revenge, reprisal or even under the guise of justice. No, my daughter has never been raped, nor my son been murdered. If history and life has taught me anything, it’s that two wrongs don’t make a right. Someone, somewhere must take the higher ground; otherwise, we will continue to kill each other en masse.
I find it humorous that Hilary Clinton has begun to side against the Obama administration’s policies. Maybe this is an attempt to test the water for a run at the Presidency coming soon. Nothing is more politically captivating than blaming the past President and Congress for today’s problems and offering “hope and change”. She won’t have much trouble throwing any Washington politicians under the bus, no matter what political party they belong. Anything to make the headlines… EDIT: Just a few short years ago, Hilary would have been called a racist for disagreeing with the President! 
As I get older, I seem to draw more conclusions. One of which is that there is nothing more unattractive than arrogance and pride. Don’t worry, I won’t be casting stones!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday afternoon nap...

After pondering the news that Russian hackers stole 1.2 Billion username/password combinations and 500 million email addresses, I have come to the conclusion that this one’s a pretty big deal. As technology advances, innovation increases and automation progresses, isn’t it logical that all you need to do to destroy an economy, control the infrastructure (e.g. electricity) or embezzle gazillions of dollars is to break into the system that operates it?  
It’s not a matter of if my password to a website will be stolen, but a question of when will it will happen.
I just read where the U.S. Postal Service lost $2 Billon last quarter. Who else can lose 2 billion in 3 months and get away with it? After information like that, how can anyone believe Obamacare will be a success? Just keep smokin that weed and drinkin that koolaide…
The President has indicated that bombing in Iraq could go on for months??? Well, is the war in Iraq over or is this just what is considered a conflict? Or maybe he didn’t want Russia and Israel to get all the warmonger press…
On a lighter note, would someone please tell me what’s gonna happen when the NCAA starts allowing colleges to pay athletes? Will this be the beginning of the end of “for the love of the game”?

Friday, August 8, 2014

Don't expect logic and reason...

Why do I find it amusing that Loving County Texas, population 95, is actively pursuing a federal, high-level, radioactive waste storage site? They do have good reason...actually, 28 billion reasons.   
I was reading an article the other day about robots the size of bugs. I saw some amazing photos. The only good I see will come of those little drones is when they use them instead of a scope to inspect the human colon… happy days!
Am I the only one who questions the motives of the President ordering airstrikes in Iraq? Mass genocide has transpired in Africa on multiple occasions and he didn’t involve the military there. Once again, it’s hard not to believe he’s protecting the oil (aka "our interests"); although another Nobel Peace Prize may be in order for saving 40,000 “religious minority” outcasts that were probably going to be exterminated.
Will they report the civilian casualties caused by the airstrikes? Probably, but we Americans can justify killing people, innocent or guilty, all over the world and not lose a night’s sleep.
What I find most ironic is how many people from other countries hate Americans, even if we show up to just to help.  Our existence alone causes contempt in the hearts and minds of multitudes. Some things never change...especially human nature.
I am of the opinion that we will never stop military action and/or occupation in the Middle East until their oil reserves are exhausted. Using drones, missiles and mercenaries are much more tolerable to the American public…at least until they start using them on American soil…
NEWSFLASH!!! World Health Organization declares Ebola a “public health emergency”! No $h#t…and it only took a couple of weeks for them to come to that decision… I feel so much safer…
Enjoy your weekend, DC

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

I'm breaking the silence...
forgive my offensive tendencies...

What's the deal with the public outcry on the civilian casualties in the Gaza strip. We killed 10 times that many civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan! Of course, we found many reasons to justify it...but mainly because we are Americans...

I actually get the impression that our local armed forces (police, border patrol, prison guards, ect) probably cause the death of more civilians over a similar time period than what Israel has during their retaliatory actions.

Can you imagine how great the American outcry if the media were to publish photos of dead kittens as casualties in Gaza? I bet that would light up the phone lines to our Congressmen.

And then there's Russia fighting with Ukraine. Don't kid yourself, it's about the oil/money. I have no doubt that the US government would do the same thing if Texas tried to succeed.

Hell, we attacked, invaded and occupied Iraq for the oil...under the guise of WMDs, human rights and anything else that sane, reasonable people would believe. BTW, China appreciates the Iraqi oil...

How do you like your new health insurance premiums? And your new deductible and co-pay? And the latest list of drugs and services not covered? Most of us will be buying supplements to our major medical policies...many already have! Feel free to thank our government, they help so many people...

Oh, feel free to ask our President how he plans to stop American business from leaving the USA? No matter what he says, you may want to know the truth...he's in charge of running them off...

We are witnessing an epic era of world events. We are not innocent, we have much blood on our hands. Thank goodness the daily distractions make them almost unnoticeable.

DC

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Book Review

So I'm reading the book "Counting To God" by Doug Ell, MIT graduate who majored in math and physics.  He is also an attorney (which may be a discredit to his level of intelligence [humor]).  The cover of the book describes it as "A personal journey through science to belief."  
I'm about 50 pages in and find it very interesting.  Someone actually using the latest science to show that intelligent design (God) is much more probable than Scientism (life was just an accidental phenomenon).   
Some of the highlights I find interesting are:  
The quote that "science progresses one funeral at a time"; implying that new theories and ideas usually have to wait until the ruling science community die before other ideas can be objectively discussed.   
Another was the statement/comment that America is the only highly developed country where God can be questioned but Darwinism cannot. College professors who entertain the notion of intelligent design will not gain tenure at most prestigious schools.   
Lastly, of note, was the concept that it is not by accident that several of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th century came from "outside the box".  One man responsible was from Switzerland and his title was "patent clerk third class".    His name was Albert Einstein. 
I'm still taking my time and enjoying the book, whose brief history lesson on great names in science continue to show how they were almost always "mostly" wrong.  I may be reading the book just as a reminder that even the most highly intelligent human beings on earth aren't always right; that there is no disgrace to hold my ground my belief in intelligent design.  Hopefully, this book may provide ammunition, other than outright faith, to show science may discover proof of God...
 
 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Wish I said that...

The first virtue of all really great men is that they are sincere. They eradicate hypocrisy from their hearts.

Anatole France