Tuesday, August 31, 2010

interstate travel politiboro

I was told I have to go to Connecticut on business. Who would have thought it would be so involved. So far the paperwork is going smooth, I got the visa today. Now I have to get a passport. I haven't been out of state for over a year so I have to comply with the new regulations. I'd love to move inland to get away from the coastal border states. I'll have to check on emigration visas. I'm told the Toyota has to be approved for travel across borders now, you know washed free of any plants, mud and the like. That will be a pain as I also help with the community composting and methane project. Makes a mess all that gunk. However the synthefuel is available and company is paying. Good thing too at almost nine bucks a liter. I figure if all goes well I'll use maybe 50 liters. I have my shot card, seems one state over they are having problems with immunizations and cross border travelers have to be careful. So many things to worry about, speeding for one. Jim mentioned today the CT dronecop cameras spotted a speeder heading for the border and those RPG7s make a hell of a mess with traffic. He said it took almost an hour to get a tractor there to push the mess off to the side. Doesn't pay to speed, or run for the border the MA cops use drones too. Which is why I'm going to the other state I'm a engineer for Copssee Corp, finest observer drones, sucks but, eating is good when it's regular. Anywho back to the passport. Let see they want the date 31/08/2010. They got all the other stuff including the $1000 fees, seems all the various contractors get $20 each to update their databases. Some one missed one database, they shot on sight. Good thing the actual passport is free. Oh,reason for travel, business. Any activities while visiting? Use the expected answer, All legal purposes. After all it's a legal form and binding. All done.

Used to be a time when I lived on Long Island, part of NY even now, and I'd take the boat across to CT just to look at all the big and cool boats. Now I'm one of the few in the company thats been to oh maybe 25 other states and even lived in three different ones. Kids
don't do that now. Use to be the day I'd take a ride for fun to New Hampshire and maybe Vermont too. Even fuels then were less than ten cents a liter. Fine days back then. I hear building a boat requires a permit. Rumor is there was a big boat burning about two years ago and the video reported it as a building fire near the water. Story was someone built a boat and just as they completed it the travel bureau found it. No permits I guess.

I have to remember to give Jake the itinerary for the trip back. Like I said the job is bad but bits of needed info still get to those that may be able to use it. I mentioned that the 5RE model are 3KM altitude capable. Rocks were too common apparently. Shouldn't take much
methane to launch a spud that high. I keep playing with old steam engines. Theres not much wood to power it but a little steam can really make things happen. I keep seeing glints in the sky, the boiler must be attracting attention. Good thing it's not close to the house. Shoot and check for victims, you know.

Didn't used to be this way, not even sure when it happened. It is what it is.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Crasy, thats all just..

Every so often the eye will juxtapose words. Some of todays reading put this pair together.

"Christian conservatives" “a violent cult with the goal of world domination”

Now if we ponder that the whole thing it's reads like a rather baroque line out of a classic spy movie. Actually it was part of an article of one groups misgivings toward another. I just took the who and grafted it to the what and it fit who's own model as to be recursive.

Makes me think the who in that instance is reading the Acme(1) Anvil and Fireworks companies version New Acme Bible. Maybe they are drinking the Acme artificial sugary red drink as well. Be very scared of the erstwhile real Wile E Coyote for he is "A fanatic is one who redoubles his effort when he has forgotten his aim."(2).

Keep your powder safe as old Wile is running around wearing sheeps costume.


1) ACME is a acronym for A Company that Makes Everything, it's is also irony of the high point or acme. In the case of poor Coyote everything was misapplied and therefore broken.

2) Quote by —George Santayana

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Google's New Motto: Be Evil

If it were not for net neutrality, Google as a company might not even exist today. The only word that Google's agreement with Verizon to gut net neutrality is, in a word: Evil.

The operating principle is the old one of "I've got mine, fuck you."

Google turns out to be just another slimeball, selfish corporate behemoth.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

not good


No magic in that number. It's a lot of people that do not have jobs and the .5 is those of us that get maybe part time paying hours work a week when we formerly had a "real job".

That part of a nasty little upset some ass calls a recession. I call bullshit on that. It's a depression. The last major recession I know was early 1970s, aerospace companies were closing and gas jumped up more than two times and we had people looking for work and not finding any as employers had folded or was trying to survive as well. Then came the foreclosures. Well that was nothing like today but it did in a lot of neighborhoods close around those prime jobs that became empty buildings. My dad made his money in construction, thing like roofs, siding, dormers, new kitchens, finished basements, when money got tight for home owners that were barely working or not working he was impacted. My college was impacted by that and so on. There is never one victim, a company goes down, employees are let go, they move out or buy less, the corner store starts to go under, gas station sells
less gas price goes up, the corner store doesn't hire kids for the summer, prices go up,
the kid delivering newspapers makes less as every 5th house is now empty.

If you younger than 35 you never saw this before. Never mind the big one from 1929 that put the country in lines looking for a bread, maybe a little work too. Well boys and girls, this is it. Maybe not the bread lines, tent cities and large migrations like the great depression but look close the food pantries are working their asses off, people are buying less, or worse relying on credit. This one had the same start with false investments and investments funded by credit. Because the the ripple effect is so great many areas have suffered in housing either by loss of near by jobs or large amounts of outright foreclosure. If you have a job know all the housing in those areas is going cheap, buyers market. That pot many that were betting their house would be worth more and financed 95% or more, more investment speculation. Its where people live as they are now owning something not worth the loan amount, lenders get itchy but hey, they signed up for that. Both players know they signed up for that one and would do best to ride it out as if you wait long enough it may work out or, collapse completely. Using large amounts of credit in a down betting there is an up soon is also likely to bite back. There are no credible predictions this is short lived or we are on the upswing. We cannot call that until the history books are written.

Think about finance cost, think critically for a change.

Me it's yankee thrift, savings, dry powder and a plan B and C.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

They got it right

From the other side of the country..

California, federal judge in San Francisco ruled that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional!

Chalk this up as the best news in a while as the courts got it right.


math is hard

The stupid it hurts!

Sometimes it's hard to distinguish newspaper reports from fiction. Sad day for the news when they forget the basics or facts and a worse one if they ignore conflicts between the two.

Same for those that read the news. Check the stated so called facts as you may find they are anything but.

Opinion is not news. You news writers need to get a hold on that. If you don't at least realize everyone else has an opinion as well and they might think you are an ass, in their opinion.

Note to the media and so called lawmakers. We have enough laws, way to many laws and the problem is not the availability of a law for every occasion but enforcement. The only thing worse than lack of enforcement are the laws that are unenforceable. So hey law guys, learn the difference between proclamations and an enforceable law.

Gotta stock up on dry powder and shot.