Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Life imitates science fiction

Just got done reading a story about a "companion" robot designed to guide a child's development in social skills.

Now, this:

Feds Spending $10 Million to Build Robot Companions for Children

“Just like a good personal trainer, we want the robots to be able to guide the child toward a behavior that we desire,” said Brian Scassellati, a computer science professor at Yale and principal investigator for the study.
Video at the link.

"Behavior we desire". Who is "we"?

Forget Big Brother watching from the televisor screen - he'll be living in your child's bedroom or classroom, coaching him or her into the perfect socialist drone and blockleiter...

Friday, July 18, 2014

A fate I wouldn't wish on Jugears

Found on the web:

Burglars steal meter containing radioactive material

Posted: Jul 17, 2014 11:12 PM CST Updated: Jul 18, 2014 1:56 PM CST
PHOENIX (CBS5) - Burglars broke into a Phoenix business Wednesday and stole a soil density meter containing radioactive material, police said.
Police said they were called to the unnamed business at 4300 South 34th Street, where employees discovered several construction items had been removed.
Officers said they are concerned because if the shell of the stolen container is compromised, those nearby could be exposed to radiation, Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said.
No other information was available.

Between the time I saw this at work, and when I got home to do the blog entry, they corrected the text. The original said  "Officers said they are concerned because if the shell of the stolen container is compromised, those nearby could be exploded to radiation, Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said."

I suppose it's good they had someone find that oops. With crimes like this, Darwin might be at work winnowing the herd...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Well said

I haven't listened to Alex Jones much - after this, I'll be a regular visitor to Infowars:



Well said.

RACIST!

People who oppose Jugears Hussein Osama are RACISTS according to known criminal and gun-runner Eric Holder:




Chicago Blacks Turn on Obama

Racists all.

Black people are not stupid, Jugears. They are starting to see through all those years of "War on Poverty" indoctrination to the fact that the Demonrat Party is not their friend...

Monday, July 14, 2014

The costs of gun ownership

Just read this article - "The costs of gun ownership"

A taste:
So what should be done? Messrs Cook and Ludwig suggest a combination of solutions: make it costlier to get guns in high-crime areas; improve the records available for screening gun buyers (with more information on possible mental-health problems); keep a paper trail to help connect legal gun owners to illegal gun-use; and offer better law enforcement against illicit gun use. For example, a crackdown on gun violence that has proved effective in Boston involves police informing gang members that a crime involving one member would have consequences for everyone.
My comment:

Very simple solution - get rid of politicians and intelligentsia who think there are "simple" solutions to the problems they have generated over the last 70 years. Educate the young about responsibility and proper handling of firearms, starting in kindergarten. Most of all, follow the basic law of the United States - the Constitution - as it is written and was intended. The Second Amendment means exactly what it says, and there was no National Guard when it was written.

"Make guns more expensive in high-crime areas"? Brilliant. That black market has existed ever since the very first "gun control law" was enacted, and the low income people who need protection are priced out of the market. Real smart.

Perhaps we should look at root causes - family destruction via the "war on poverty", lack of moral education and self reliance, and the eternal "war on drugs" that fuels most of the violence in places like Chicago

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The people speak

MSNBC poll:

What do you think?

Do you think people should be allowed to carry guns in public?

92k votes

Answer 1 of 3
Yes! The Second Amendment guarantees it.
88% - 81k votes

Answer 2 of 3
8% - No, it's too dangerous.
7,369 votes

Answer 3 of 3
4% - Only for self defense.
3,682 votes

So, in this admittedly unscientific poll, the lefty-libs couldn't even stuff the ballot box here...

I want one



Looks like fun - but you need serious elevation...

History

A little trivia:


During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.
We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb, and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.
 
It's worth noting that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama administration couldn't build a web site.
 

Back on the road!

Can't keep a real biker down!


Now, all I need is a way to keep the bugs out from between my toes...

Had to replace the headlight bulb - after 36 years, the low beam of the original died. No one admits to having 7" motorcycle sealed beams any more, so I put in a standard automotive halogen bulb in a housing  from Mike's XS.

The bike was hard to start after sitting for almost a month, but she started!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Truth

It's all a scheme to make creatures like Algore very rich and our lords and masters:

GLOBAL WARMING: APPARENTLY NOTHING BUT A HUGE HOAX

But don’t let leftists hear you mention this since truth and logic are like sunlight to vampires to them.
Looks like the real data was substituted with “computer generated” data to make their theories work and, in subsequent years, cause the virtual destruction of cheap, efficient energy systems around the planet and hundreds of billions in “alternative energies” that, plainly said, SUCK DOG DICK!”
Hell, we’ve actually been COOLING since the 30s.

 

Cheeta

Stolen verbatim from BMEWS:

I asked about Cheeta:
he beamed and said, “Cheeta do good.
She marry lawyer, had plastic surgery,
now live in White House!!!

Vilmar is a bad influence!

Great art must be acknowledged. Perfect juxtaposition at the link.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

No-Fly bye-bye?

Let's see if this gets upheld on appeal - which I am certain there will be filed...

Federal judge rules U.S. no-fly list violates Constitution

(Reuters) - The U.S. government's no-fly list banning people accused of links to terrorism from commercial flights violates their constitutional rights because it gives them no meaningful way to contest that decision, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Anna Brown, ruling on a lawsuit filed in federal court in Oregon by 13 Muslim Americans who were branded with the no-fly status, ordered the government to come up with new procedures that allow people on the no-fly list to challenge that designation.

"The court concludes international travel is not a mere convenience or luxury in this modern world. Indeed, for many international travel is a necessary aspect of liberties sacred to members of a free society," Brown wrote in her 65-page ruling.

"Accordingly, on this record the court concludes plaintiffs inclusion on the no-fly list constitutes a significant deprivation of their liberty interests in international travel," Brown said.

The decision hands a major victory to the 13 plaintiffs - four of them veterans of the U.S. military - who deny they have links to terrorism and say they only learned of their no-fly status when they arrived at an airport and were blocked from boarding a flight.

Clint Eastwood's opinion

From a friend:


My Twilight Years ~ Clint Eastwood
As I enjoy my twilight years, I am often struck by the inevitability that the party must end. There will be a clear, cold morning when there isn't any "more." No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat.
It seems to me that one of the important things to do before that morning comes, is to let everyone of your family and friends know that you care for them by finding simple ways to let them know your heartfelt beliefs and the guiding principles of your life so they can always say, "He was my friend, and I know where he stood."
So, just in case I'm gone tomorrow, please know this:
I voted against that incompetent, lying, flip-flopping, insincere, double-talking, radical socialist, terrorist excusing, bleeding heart, narcissistic, scientific and economic moron currently in the White House!
Participating in a gun buy-back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.
Regards,
Clint

Attention Veterans

From a friend who served in Viet Nam:


If you know a Veteran please pass it along.

PRINT THIS OUT and save it in your VA files. There may be a time for it’s use in the future.

Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them.
Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know.
Nearly 100% of this information is free and available for all veterans, the only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they won't tell you about a specific benefit unless you ask for it.
You need to know what questions to ask so the right doors open for you and then be ready to have an advocate who is willing to work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your rights and your best interests.
Appeals <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch05.doc>
Board of Veteran's Appeals <http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/>
CARES Commission <http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/>
CARES Draft National Plan <http://www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?pg=105>
Center for Minority Veterans <http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/>
Center for Veterans Enterprise <http://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm>
Center for Women Veterans <http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/>
Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans <http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016.html>
Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc <http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011.html>
Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6%20/ch07.doc>
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 <http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm>
Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page <http://www.va.gov/>
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations <http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view>
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp <http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm>
Due Process <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch02.doc>
Duty to Assist <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch01.doc>
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations <http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/>
Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care <http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf>
Environmental Agents <http://www1.va.gov/environagents/>
Environmental Agents M10 <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1002>
Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315>
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) <http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC> and <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158>
See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet <http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc>
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) <http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC>
Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE <http://www1.va./.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206> Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 <http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf> OR, <http://www1.va./.gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.htm>
Forms and Records Request <http://www.va.gov/vaforms/>
General Compensation Provisions <http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter11_subchaptervi_.html>
Geriatrics and Extended Care <http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/>
Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG <http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm>
Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health <http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf>
Gulf War Subject Index <http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A>
Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As <http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf>
Hearings
<http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc>
Homeless Veterans <http://www1.va.gov/homeless/>
HSR&D Home <http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/>
Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams <http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm>
Ionizing Radiation <http://www1.va.gov/irad/>
Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA <http://www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/>
M 10 for spouses and children < <http://www1./.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007>
M10 Part III Change 1 <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1008>
M21-1 Table of Contents <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html>
Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130.DOC>
Mental Health Program Guidelines <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094>
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers <http://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/>
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence <http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp>
My Health e Vet <http://www.myhealth.va.gov/>
NASDVA.COM <http://nasdva.com/> <http://nasdva.com/>
National Association of State Directors <http://www.nasdva.com/>
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention <http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp>
Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4_124a.doc>
OMI (Office of Medical Inspector) <http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/>
Online VA Form 10-10EZ <https://www.1010ez./.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/>
Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders <http://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicitations/docs/parkinsons.pdf>
and, <http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/>
Peacetime Disability Compensation <http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1131>
Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death <http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteri_.html> and, <http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapterii_.html>
and, <http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteriii_.html>
Persian Gulf Registry <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1003>
This program is now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program (to include Operation Iraqi Freedom) as of March 7, 2005: <http://www1./.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1232>
Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006>
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress <http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans%27_Illnesses_Appendices.doc> Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress <http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf>
Phase I PGR <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004>
Phase II PGR <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005>
Policy Manual Index <http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm>
Power of Attorney <http://www.warms.vba./.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc> Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) <http://www1.va.gov/shad/>
Prosthetics Eligibility <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337>
Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page <http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/>
Public Health/SARS <http://www./.publichealth.va.gov/SARS/>
Publications Manuals <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4>
Publications and Reports <http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm>
Records Center and Vault Homepage <http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html>
Records Center and Vault Site Map <http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html>
REQUEST FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT'S RECORDS <http://www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xft>
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 <http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc>
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses
<http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdf>
Research and Development <http://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfm>
Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance <http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partiii_chapter35_.html>
Title 38 Index Parts 0-17
<http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02..tpl>
Part 18
<http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv2_02..tpl>
Title 38 Part 3 Adjudication Subpart A "Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation <http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl>
Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief (also § 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here) <http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl> Title 38 PART 4--SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart B--DISABILITY RATINGS
<http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=ab7641afd195c84a49a2067dbbcf95c0&rgn=div6&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.2&idno=38>
Title 38§ 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART A "SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart à "General Policy in Rating <http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.1..96.11&idno=38>
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims <http://www.vetapp.gov/>
VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) <http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf>
VA Fact Sheet <http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html>
VA Health Care Eligibility <http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp>
VA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF) <http://www.avapl.org/gaf/gaf.html>
VA Life Insurance Handbook ¬" Chapter 3 http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310 <http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm>
VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans <http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm>
VA MS Research <http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp>
VA National Hepatitis C Program <http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/>
VA Office of Research and Development <http://www1.va.gov/resdev/>
VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War <http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp>
VA WMD EMSHG <http://www1.va.gov/emshg/>
VA WRIISC-DC <http://www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/>
VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address <http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm>
Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service <http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm>
Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page <http://www.vba.va.gov/>
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information <http://valaw.org/>
VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/>
VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives <http://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13> <http://webmaila.juno.com/webmail/new/UrlBlockedError.aspx>>
VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page http: // www.publichealth.va.gov/ <http://www.publichealth.va.gov/>
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans ¬(tm) Health <http://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp>
Vocational Rehabilitation <http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/>
Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence <http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSubsistencefy04.doc>
VONAPP online <http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp>
WARMS - 38 CFR Book C <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html>
Wartime Disability Compensation <http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1110>
War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey <http://www.wri.med.va.gov/>
Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site <http://www.gibill.va.gov/>
What VA Social Workers Do <http://www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3>
WRIISC Patient Eligibility <http://www.illegion.org/va1.html>

Broken ankle - the sequel

Second time - broke my right fibula. Tripped on the stairs going down to let the dog out Tuesday about 1 AM. We had pulled the carpeting up in preparation to rebuilding the stairs to match the new wood floors.

Broke it the first time about three years ago - about six inches up from the ankle. Ruined my summer.

Well, this time it is a break just above the lower end of the bone - the part that constrains the ankle from sliding off the end of the tibia. I had an appointment set up for 10 AM this morning, yesterday - and someone in the office cancelled it and made a new one with the orthopedic surgeon I had look at the first broken fibula, and who I expected to fix my torn left knee meniscus next month - on Monday. Four days from now.

Now, since I don't consider myself the personal property of anyone, not even an MD, I raised hell. The doctor's answering service has a rule - after 5 PM, they are prohibited from leaving a message for the doctor. I hung up on the nice lady - didn't swear, kept my cool.

About 15 minutes later, I got a call from a third doctor in that office - could I come in RIGHT NOW?

Yes, I could. Got my wife to drive me over.

He examined me, and I have surgery set up for 7 AM tomorrow to have a plate and screws installed to reinforce the fibula until it heals.

I'm going to have words with the original ortho guy - if he figured on capturing all my surgery work by cancelling an appointment I had set up, he's got another think coming. The knee repair will be the last work he sees from me. If it was someone on his staff, without his knowledge, I will hope suitable disciplinary action is taken.

Can you imagine Joe the Mechanic calling up Fred the Other Mechanic, who you had a brake job set up with and cancelling it so he could get the work? Just because you had seen Joe a couple times in the past and this time he wasn't available when you really needed those brakes fixed?

I can't afford losing the better part of a week at work just so my "regular" surgeon can get my business. This injury is the kind you get fixed NOW - not at someone else's convenience.

Is this a glimpse into the future of American medicine under Jugearscare?

Phishing via phone

I currently have a call on musical hold - caller ID says "private call".

A gentleman with a vaguely Middle Eastern or Asian accent wants to help me with Windows. Seems my computer has called him for help.

I told him, quite excitedly, that I've been having trouble, and could he hold while I get to my machine? That was ten minutes ago, and he's still waiting.

Time to fire up the music - "Inna Gadda Da Vida" sounds about right...and the speaker phone...

Now - to wait for the hang-up...

Update - he held on for the first six minutes of Led Zeppelin - almost 20 minutes total. I think he had to ask a supervisor if he should quit waiting.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Confession

Confession, the heart of the soul! Even if you are a Democrat!!!
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COMMUNITY SERVICE IT CAN BE REWARDING !
.
A guy enters a Roman Catholic Church confessional booth in D.C.
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He tells the Priest, "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. Last night, I beat the hell out of an Obama supporter"
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The Priest responds, "My son, I'm here to forgive your sins, not to discuss your community service."

Right from a female asses' mouth

It's all about "freedom from fear" - fear made up and stoked by Hitlary and her fellow Demonrats: 



"We can not let a minority of people - hold a viewpoint that terrifies the majority of people"...

Lies upon lies. Government can not "protect" anyone from violence by banning anything - all they can do is waste more of our money, and in the case of guns, prevent people from being able to defend themselves from the bad guys - and ultimately, from people like Hitlary.

What is a female ass called? A "jenny"? Or is that a donkey? Is there any difference?

What difference does it make, anyway? A bitch is still a bitch, and a "liberal" Demonrat is still an evil thing to allow to roam freely.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The lost, first Air Force One

Presidents had planes, but President Eisenhower had the first Air Force One...



Many of these planes are displayed at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton. This one is sitting in the Arizona desert, slowly rotting away.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Finally!

Someone involved in local road signage has intelligence!

On Afton Road, where if enters Beloit, southbound lanes go from 40 MPH to 25. Northbound, there was no speed limit sign at the same place. A quarter mile further north was the first 40 MPH sign.

So, people leaving Beloit northbound would technically be in violation if they accelerated to the same speed as those coming south into town. I never saw police with radar in the area, but i would have been mighty peeved if I got a speeding ticket leaving town while those entering were still legal at higher speeds.

Well, over the weekend, someone posted a 40 MPH sign, northbound across the street from the first Beloit 25 MPH sign.

Logic finally prevails - but now I wonder if I will see radar cops in the area, as the median speed on that portion of Afton is 50 MPH...

Monday, June 9, 2014

Right from the asses' mouth

We need to surrender to higher authority - and that means Jugears and his cadre of people so much smarter than us:



Not too sure how "Jesuit trained" applies to one who attended a madrasa...

Found here.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Manual for a PLC

Verbatim from a PLC manual I am studying at work, concerning replacing the memory backup lithium battery:

4.5.2 Notice in using
(1) Do not heat the battery or solder the polarity. ( It may cause the reduction of life.)
(2) Do not measure the voltage or short with tester. (It may cause the fire.)
(3) Do not disassemble the battery.

Personally, I have never considered soldering the polarity...but I've measured voltages plenty of times without causing the fire...

Friday, June 6, 2014

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Vietnam II

News report - Jugears has given the green light to training Syrian rebels using American military advisers.

Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it...

Friday, May 23, 2014

They never learn

Went to a "green belt" Six Sigma course yesterday for my employer. The class was held at the Northern Illinois University campus in Rockford.

Prominent signs posted on the drive in to the parking lot - placed out-of-sight of the actual entrance, so you have to drive in and pass it before you can leave the premises (which probably qualifies as a crime in Ill-Annoys if you are a CCW holder - entering "posted" property) state "NO WEAPONS ALLOWED" with a nice Euro-style red circle-slash through an automatic pistol.

NIU, you might remember, was the site of a "school shooting" back in February, 2008, while my daughter was attending. She was nowhere near the actual scene, thank God. The shooting was in part enabled by the law then that prohibited honest citizens in the state of Ill-Annoys, let alone on campus, from having protective devices at hand.

The course instructor marveled at the proliferation of these signs - on public parks, and everywhere hoplophobes and soft-brained liberals rule.

Now, this:

KARMA: Business posts new “NO GUNS” sign; robbed within days, employees beaten

So, the owner of a new barbeque place in North Carolina, Greg Hatem, posts his establishment “NO GUNS” with a custom-made sign designed to make gun owners feel extra unwelcome.
Apparently Greg hates ‘em when it comes to guns.
A few days later, some thugs figure it’s a good spot for a hold up and not only commit an armed robbery, but they beat the employees as well.  Be sure to mosey on over and check out the surveillance video of the attack.  The media described the vicious attack by three armed black men in hoodies who terrorized the staff.  One staff member was taken to the hospital.
The anti-gun owner, Greg Hatem, is offering a $2000 reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
Hey Greg?  Free advice.  Take the sign down and you’ll better “take care” of your employees and customers.
I hope those employees all sue for violation of their Constitutional rights - and win big. They might end up owning the place.

Side note - one of the other students, sadly an Ill-Annoys resident, told me that Ill-Annoys CCW licenses are going for upwards of $600 when you factor in the mandatory 16 hours of  classroom training, the firms that offer "first try" CCW application success, and the cost of the license itself. I sure am glad to see that the Demonrats in Chicago have managed to effectively eliminate all those inner-city people from ever being able to defend themselves from Chicago's endemic violence via over-pricing an inalienable human right. Perhaps those people will think of this the next time they are bussed to the polls.

Nah- I'm dreaming...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cosmos

I've been watching. My wife enjoys the series - she says she's learning things.

Last night, Neil deGrasse Tyson was talking about immortality. The episode went along nicely with discussion of life traveling between planets and stars.

Near the end, he was talking about how we need to change in order to cure climate change. His script sounded like a Jugears speech about how people will talk about the day the waters stopped rising.

The thing that caught my attention most was when he stated that the consensus is that humans are warming the planet. Earlier, he had stated that the Earth's climate has been both much hotter and much colder than present day, and that volcanoes and other natural events had done the changing. He even stated something about 600 cubic miles or similar number of dust being thrown up by a volcano in Asia, causing cooling and darkening for five years. Yet, Man's feeble CO2 pollution is the proximate cause of "climate change"

Science does not work by "consensus". Either a theory is proven or discarded. Anthropogenic global warming has been pretty solidly debunked over the last few years. That's why the liberals changed the argument to "climate change" - it's easy to scare uninformed people with vague threats when easily disproven threats have failed.

No thinking person disputes "climate change". The real questions are: is there anything we can do to change what is happening, and should we even try?

The unstated fact is that China and India are producing megatons of "carbon pollution" and are increasing their outputs daily, and absolutely nothing Western civilization does to itself can remedy that. All our "climate change" laws and regulations can do is destroy our country and our people.

And make people like Algore, Soros, and Jugears very rich...

Monday, May 19, 2014

Go read - well worth the time

The best discussion of how to handle threats I have ever read.

Ann Barnhardt

So… I almost got in a fistfight today (plus a repost of “Hard Truths About Combat Tactics” with an instructive cat video)

So crazy panhandler dude, seeing that I’m on my own, decides to get bold.  I drew him back away from the tabernacle, still trying to enjoin the “men” to get involved.  Then, crazy panhandler dude charged me.  And here is where the mental preparation pays off.  He was about 15 feet away, and when he charged I thought three things in this order:
1.  Trust in God and fear no man.
2.  Move straight forward into the attack.
3.  Meekness is power under control.
So, when he charged, I lifted my chin maintaining drilling eye contact, threw back my shoulders, dropped my daypack that was in my left hand in an “I’m getting ready to beat your ass in the two-fisted manner of the old school” sort of way, and stepped forward to meet him.
And you know what he did?  Aw, guess.  Go ahead.
Yup.  Player stopped short and backed up.
 The cat in question is the "hero cat" that defended her young boy. The video is pretty graphic - that cat risked death to stop an attack.



Can any of us call ourselves men if we can't at least be as brave as a cat?

Doomed

We are DOOMED.

Only if we don't fight. The Demonrats will keep right on lying and scheming - we can never let our guard drop.

My fear is that the Stupid Party will not offer truly good candidates and many people will just not vote, giving the Demonrats the victory by default.

I believed right up until the night in November, 2008 when McCain conceded that Jugears would never be elected. The GOP ensured his election since so many "conservative" voters couldn't stomach the RINO they picked for their candidate. Ditto in 2012 - picking the originator of the JugearsCare scam as their candidate almost ensured I would refrain from voting, or waste my vote on a third party.

These rats are devious and have some big money behind them. Beat on your local GOP people to get real Constitutional candidates on the ballot in 2014 and 2016.

If we don't, we can all learn to love Big Brother as we wait patiently in line for our soma ration.

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Segregation

Recent news articles have been screaming about the new rise in "segregation" occurring in our public schools.

Segregation is defined as "the enforced separation of different racial groups in a country, community, or establishment". At least it used to be defined that way.

When used under the original definition, it meant something akin to "apartheid". Blacks were not allowed in the front seats of buses, could not eat in white restaurants, had "separate but equal" schools, had special "colored" water fountains. All enforced by state and local laws. People of mixed race were seen as aberrations, and marrying someone of another race was illegal in some states. These laws were strictly enforced.

Up until the 1960's - when some brave people finally stood up and refused to be treated as second-class citizens. Civil-rights legislation ensured equality in education and voting. Other race-based laws were struck down or repealed.

Then came LBJ's "war on poverty". Among other things, that started the modern welfare state. Lyndon himself was quoted as saying "I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years."

The imposition of welfare altered the playing field. Blacks once had strong families and social structures. Welfare encouraged the worst human traits in it's subjects. Families were destroyed, idleness rewarded with "free" food and housing, morals destroyed by the loss of the atomic family and the work ethic. Too many blacks succumbed to the temptation to sit around and have more babies in order to increase their government checks.

Fifty years later, these people, impoverished spiritually and morally, naturally congregate in the inner cities, unable to earn enough money to move away, incapable of employment in many cases due to the ghetto disdain of education and "acting white".

Gee. Looking at the whole subject from a fresh perspective, I see that "segregation" was cunningly moved from state and local law to the federal level, by the changing of definitions and the inevitable workings of the "war on poverty". Did LBJ and his minions see the final result of their policy?

I think it was premeditated. From the same links above:
“These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”—LBJ

America is more segregated in some areas now after 50 years of affirmative action and enforced desegregation than in the 1930s.

No new federal laws will ever fix this. The solution will be extremely painful - cut off the welfare and force people to survive on their own intelligence and will.

There will be blood. Any way we try to fix the mess will result in violence and death.

There's a real good reason I call them "Demonrats".

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I hope she gets her wish

Sandra Fluke: ‘‘I’d rather be a captive Nigerian girl than touched by a Republican’’

  “I must say that as dire and barbaric as these Boko militants in Nigeria seem, we have to remember that if these girls are released and come to America as political refugees, they could end up working for Republican lawmakers here in California or in Washington, or end up living in a Red state in the South, which would no doubt make them wish they were still in the clutches of militant al-Qaeda-linked rapist terrorists,” Fluke told Brand.  
I can only hope that if this prime example of Demonrat logic and wisdom gets elected, she gets a junket to one of those Islamic paradises that are so much better than flyover America, and are populated with people who are at least not CHRISTIAN.

And she forgets to wear a bag over her head...

Religion of peace and love

Right.

Christian in Sudan sentenced to death for faith; 'I'm just praying,' husband says

 Video from CNN at the link. Got to love the reporter - she keeps asking the husband "how he's feeling?". What a dim bulb.

When will the liberals of the world wake up? When they are buried in a pit up to their necks and a crowd of Muslims surrounds them with rocks in their hands?

Islam is a religion the way Naziism was.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New email scam?

Just received this:
USPS.COM



Notification

Your parcel has arrived at May 7th, 2014. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.

Print your label and show it in the nearest post office to get a parcel.

Print Shipping Label

Copyright 2014 USPS. All Rights Reserved.



BBC Latest News:
GOP chairman: Chris Christie should remain at RGA
Reince Priebus tells CNN that embattled New Jersey governor best to lead governors' group.

Free school meals plan 'red rating'
Nick Clegg's plan for free school meals in England has been given a "red" rating in a Whitehall risk assessment.

Five texts you should never send
We're texting more than ever, and, like society, the texts themselves are getting worse and worse. Read on to learn just how terrible silent cell phone users are these days.


The link went to "http://92.60.118.68/en.php....."

If the "courier" (US SNAIL?) was unable to deliver, WHY should I have to print out a label?

Only the very naive would fall for this. 

Isn't the USPS' Postmaster General supposed to investigate mail fraud? How about using their initials in vain as a copyright?

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Operation Choke Point

Wherein the IRS blackmails banks to shut down the accounts of businesses that the IRS finds to be non-PC:

Timeline: Operation Choke Point

The investigation that Justice Department officials have dubbed "Operation Choke Point" was first disclosed in March 2013. The probe aims to prevent fraudsters from accessing consumer bank accounts by choking off their access to the payments system. Its effects have been felt by banks, payment processors and companies that make short-term consumer loans over the Internet, with some industry officials arguing that at least some of the affected online lenders are legitimate businesses. Here is a look at key milestones of the investigation.
"Operation Choke Point " was conceived as a way to shut down "businesses" that are actually scams and criminal enterprises. Of course, to a Demonrat / Liberal, businesses like gun dealers, book sellers that offer "heretical" subjects, and businesses that cater to patriots are non-PC, and should be stifled by whatever means necessary...

Never propose a bill or law that you would not be comfortable with your worst enemy enforcing it...


About time

Wisconsin City Police Refuse to Enforce Public Park Gun Ban

Video at the link.
…Chief Beguhn reviewed the local ordinance after Karenz’s complaint and found that the ordinance is no longer valid.
According to GunsSaveLives.net, the chief said the ordinance is invalid because of Wisconsin’s “preemption laws on firearms.” He has ordered signs banning guns to be taken down and pledged that he will not enforce the ban even while the signs are up.
Wisconsin Carry receives credit for bringing the Wisconsin “preemption” to everyone’s attention, and Chief Beguhn has followed up by choosing not to enforce an outdated ordinance.
People these days are brainwashed into being scared to death the moment they see some guy with a gun on his hip. I’m glad that this small city has a police chief that refuses to be ruled by people’s irrational emotions and fears over guns.
The woman quoted does not think guns should be around children - I guess she would object to the police being anywhere near her kids?

It's refreshing to see some of our sworn peace officers refuse to enforce a blatantly illegal law!

A little culture

Some poetry:


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Do-it-yourself AR-15s

Got a machine shop handy?

Actually, you could do the job with a hand drill, hacksaw, and file, and some layout tools. You will need to buy some threading taps.

Nine Pound Sledgehammer has a link to the plans.

Here's the PDF, in case the above link fails:

There's also been an AR receiver done in plywood.

The BATFE can't regulate aluminum plate and plywood...