Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Monday, January 16, 2017

Letter to my representatives

I have to thank the Wisconsin Against Violence Effort for the opportunity to let my elected officials know I fully support their proposal to allow concealed carry in schools and universities. For far too long, these places have been rendered "free fire zones" for criminal and lunatics by state and federal laws.

Here's what I sent, using their convenient web page:

I applaud the promise, coming from legislative leaders, to listen to the will of the people. In that spirit, I urge you to listen to me about an issue that is critical to our children’s safety.

I fully support proposals to allow private citizens to carry loaded defensive guns in K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.  Allowing  any law-abiding person to bring a gun into a school will make our children safer. It will decrease the risks they face because at least there will be the possibility of someone present being able to offer a defense in case of another attempt to use a "gun free" zone as a shooting gallery with helpless victims.

I implore you to put the safety of our children first by supporting this common-sense proposal. Thank you for valuing the voices of Wisconsin citizens.

Chuck Kuecker

Funny thing - after I submitted the above comments, WAVE asked me for a donation. I entered '$0.00" - and got a bunch of errors:


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Isaac Asimov's prediction coming true

Isaac Asimov wrote numerous stories about robots - the basic premise was that all robots would be governed by the "three laws":

1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

Now, the European Union is on the verge of enacting legislation to force robot manufacturers to install these laws in all robots:

This has been published on Drudge as "Robots get human rights". Nope. They are still our servants.

Left to the manufacturers and programmers is exactly how you make a machine cognizant of "harm to a human"...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New year - new job search

Well, for Christmas, I got a layoff from the 120-mile commute "temp to hire" job I've gone to for the last 14 months. The "hire" part never happened, due to bad management and the fact the company got bought out by a larger competitor effective sometime this year - all engineering is likely going to end up in Iowa. At least it's not going to China.

So, I'm looking again, Got a couple good prospects.

Got a parting gift from the agency that got me the job. They don't pay  holiday pay for the Friday before Christmas - which I billed for, and the client approved. They pay for the Monday after.

So, my last check was one day shy, and today we got a bank transfer for the holiday - $15. $310 was "deducted" for the last Jugearscare "premium" for 2016.

$16,000.00+ stolen from us last year to disappear down the black hole known as Jugearscare,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I'm not going to be bitten twice. Not signing up for that crap if I get a new job and Mr. Trump and CONgress don't come through with their promise to repeal.