Showing posts from November 20, 2011

The Only Thing Better Than No Federal Government for 450 Days...

....would be no Federal Government for 451 days. And so on. I was reading this fascinating article about Belgium not having a government for 450 days. I was in awe that nobody seemed to care and that the country is still running fine. This of course spawned crazy ideas in my head like, "Why would the citizens of Belgium have to pay taxes?" I mean if you had no government why would you pay for services you were not getting? All of this thinking of course, led to the operative question and thus the subject of this Frankenstein Government Black Friday 4 a.m. rant. How would my life change if the Federal Government suddenly quit running? For thirty minutes now- I have given this some thought. And I'll be damned if the only thing I can think of is that the United States Post Office would quit delivering junk mail and bills to my house. I would not get any more of those 20% off coupons from

Government Over Reach- The Food and Drug Administration

Last night I stumbled across a radio clip of a lawyer who was fighting the Food and Drug Administration. It seems the government, the FDA, has now decided that it is in the business of regulating mobile software applications that are being developed and used by doctors. The lawyer on the radio clip was talking about a specialized physician who had developed a software application with a bunch of lengthy mathematical calculations. He would input a specific patient's data. He was using the software to determine the dimensions of cancerous breast tissue, triangulate the dimensions, and then bombard it with the appropriate amount of radiation. He was doing this to prevent over or under dosing- to deliver the appropriate amount of radiation. The doctor's software saved time and was safe. It had the proper calculations pre loaded and prevented math errors. The FDA told him to quit using the software and that he could not sell it. This of course is what government does best. It in

Happy Thanksgiving!

Swiped this from the "Golden Truth" who swiped it from someone else. Perfect. "The world will soon wake up to the reality that everyone is broke and can collect nothing from the bankrupt, who are owed unlimited amounts by the insolvent, who are attempting to make late payments on a bank holiday in the wrong country, with an unacceptable currency, against defaulted collateral, of which nobody is sure who holds title."

Goldbugs and Idiots Like Us Up Nearly 20%, Equity Investors- Not So Much

Dumb shits winning. Smart guys losing. Year after year after year. Odd.

More FEDERAL RESERVE Bullshit in the Form of New Stress Tests

More BS from the masters of spin. Now doing forward damage control. Excellent piece on "naked capitalism" Bankers have absolutely no interest in ever disclosing the truth about their insolvency. Why? Because if there is ever a hint of insolvency, thousands of people run to their bank and draw out all of their money. That money is needed to support fractional reserve lending. Without it, banks collapse. Investors sell banking stock like it's on fire and drive the price down. Bankers and their shareholder boards- don't like that. Therefore, if you were a banker, what incentive would you have to tell the truth when your bank is leaking oil? Answer- none. In fact, bankers would be motivated to lie. Which is precisely what has been going on since 2007. Kick the can and hope things improve. My favorite lying and thieving bank is Bank of America. I told readers right here, (s

Why I Am Sick Of Hearing About Those Evil "Boomers" From The Gen X and Y Crowd

For the record. I was born in 1960. I am a a "baby boomer" albeit very late in that cycle and generation. (The boomer generation ended in 1964) I am officially "retired" but if the right kind of job came along- I might un-retire. I was a government worker long before being a government worker was cool. But more on that in a bit. For the last 5 or 6 years, I have been doing a great deal of reading and a great deal of public writing. Very often when reading stories about baby boomers, I find the hate filled rants of Gen X and Gen Y writers. I have to tell you. I am getting sick of that whine. Here is a typical rant- stolen from ZeroHedge. Vote up! 17 Vote down! -3 There are good people in your generation, but most are fucking spoiled. Any young person working in customer service or a business which serves them knows this to be true. The Boomers here can junk away... it

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

That quote is in my top three favorite all time quotes. John Kennedy said a lot of intelligent things. Personally, I believe that was his best. I would like to extend a simple premise that one day in the not too distant future- there will be another violent revolution in America. My premise is based on a blend of historical and present day facts. But most importantly, my theory is based on human nature. Human nature has remained relatively constant throughout time. I believe that is a predictable and key element. This time around, just like the last time around, it will come down to a few simple things. Freedom or the lack thereof. Money confiscated from the people who earn it. And an entrenched power structure who believes that they are entitled to govern, to dictate the rules and impose the punishment, and most importantly- to oppress their own people. It doesn't really matter how these things come about or what anyone's intentions originally were. King or republic, dicta

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden Booed at Nascar Event

Maybe it's starting to sink in and through the thick skulls of our American royalty. We don't like you very much.

Pretzel Logic From The "Super Committee"

Xavier Becerra is a "progressive" democrat from California. He is also a lawyer. He is also a member of the super committee which is up against a budget deadline this week that will fail. Even if politicians agree to the minimum 10 year budget cuts of 1.2 trillion- that won't even cover the cost of one year's budget deficit. This year's deficit has been ratcheted up to 1.5 trillion- because people just aren't making any money or paying any taxes. So those automatic cuts kick in which means they must suck- because Paul Krugman likes them. So I was reading this interview about the super committee and absolutely marveled at the ridiculousness of a statement made by Representative Becerra. Wallace, the math challenged lefty wouldn't even stop to consider Becerra's math. Progressives aren't big on details like math. Here is the interview portion that I snipped. My big summary is in the white box. WALLACE:  Why couldn't you make a deal? BECER

Stealing Stuff Everywhere Tonight, From "We The People"


Obi (Ron Paul) Kenobi, Our Last Clear Chance

Stolen from somewhere.