Thursday, November 29, 2012

Why TAXES should be higher on rich?


He’s the reason why taxes should be back to the 1950’s rate so that the country has the money to work.


Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein came to Capitol Hill this week to call for cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. As Congress and the White House are negotiating a year-end deficit deal, Blankfein blustered about the need to “lower people’s expectations” about their retirement and health care. He was loose with his facts. He spoke with all the sympathy for someone struggling to get by on a $14,000-a-year retirement that you’d expect from a Wall Street banker paid $16 million last year. To Bernie, Blankfein’s attack on working families is obscene. “Think about the arrogance of these guys on Wall Street who were bailed out by the middle class of this country when their greed and recklessness nearly destroyed the financial system, and now they come to Capitol Hill to lecture Congress and the American people about the need to cut programs for working families,” Bernie said. “This is what class warfare is all about.”

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tropical Storm, wet week

It’s the first big storm of the year. So fat the winds aren’t so bad but the constant rain is getting old. It’s been raining with one break mid-day to evening. Was listening to a San Francisco radio station and they said there could be 12 inches of rain in the coastal mountains. A local station said there could be 12 to 18 inches of water in the foothills. So far the steady rain hasn’t been that bad. The Weather Undergrounds maps showed the break today. Now it’s looking rather grim. It looks like rain all night. Sure wish I had indoor kitties. I feel bad they are outdoor cats. I have dry places for them on the deck under large tarps that cover the side of the house. Weatherman on TV said get ready for storm two. Just wonder what’s after that. Well on the bright side I get to do indoor projects. Read my VB book and learn VB or Java.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Warp Engine and going really, really fast

Found this article on "warp engines" and space travel near the speed of light.

 How NASA might build its very first warp drive
It really sounds good but the amount of energy needed puts it out of reach at this time and who know maybe we will come up with some sort of anti-matter cores that produce all sorts of energy like in Star Trek. The warp engine isn't called a warp engine but The Alcubierre Drive. Michio Kaku dubbed Alcubierre's notion a "passport to the universe." Just need to solve that power problem. Have to have a infinite power supply which doesn't sound like something humans are going to be doing anytime soon when we are still burning coal, something out of the 19th century. Well they were burning coal to heat homes and buildings because they cut the trees down and burned them so getting out of the burning era and into something new is a bit far off.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

What Fiscal Cliff

When one person you’re the phrase Fiscal Cliff it traveled the media like wildfire. Some reporters can’t use it enough like in every sentence at least once. The worry is that the middle class will stop spending after January first and won’t buy a lot of junk for Christmas because they are worried about “The Fiscal Cliff” an over rated catch phrase. Catch phrases come and go. Remember 9/11 and “Connect the Dots?” What about the first gulf war and “Hunker Down?” Everyone was “Hunkering in place” waiting for the next catch phrase to repeat. The latest word or phrase is “Superstorm Sandy.” If you use a spell checker “Superstorm” isn’t in there. I thought the words would have been hyphenated as “Super-Storm” but everyone followed the leader and made it one word, a new word. It is good the climate  change is in the media but the way it’s being used is like filler to a program. The people doing the reporting couldn’t care less what they are reporting about they are just reading copy. Copy, a page or pages of text written by a writer for a person to read on camera or in front of a microphone which is transmitted to the masses.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Stitchen the front yard

100 pictures stitched together to make this. I had to make it about 1/4 the size because it was 170 megs. Check it out... click on the photo to zoom in.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Stitching Photos


These are amazing the added depth because the pictures are made up with six or more photos. This free ICE program from Microsoft is pretty good. I'll have to take some photos with the idea of stitching them together. These were just a bunch of photos I was taking of one area. The JPG files are a lot larger then the originals. Just amazing the depth the photos have.

Quit playing with the Boehner

Boehner wants tax cuts for the 1%. As it is the 1% has grown at a rate of 265% above the middle class. The .01% have gone into the sky and rates over 1024% and Boehner want to pay back the rich people for putting him in office. Too bad he's such a peckerhead. Look at that, an orange Boehner.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Sunday, November 04, 2012


Little buddy lounging on the deck. After playing with the sock and friends she down for a lounge. Just a cute little girl.