Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tom McClintock's "Logic"



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR6InN3JWpA&x-yt-cl=84411374&x-yt-ts=1421828030

So politician McClintock is saying that for the cost of $3 more per hour per minimum wage worker, all kinds of jobs will simply disappear?  Most places of employment have many other jobs which pay more, and a great deal of cash goes into increasing the owners equity, and McClintock things all these enterprises will just shut altogether down?  I highly doubt that.  Most owners will cut the salaries to others, and as a last resort will decrease the rate of increase in their own equity, rather than throw the entire enterprise away.

Very few minimum wage workers are in their first years of employment.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Chemtrails or Contrails, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

This is for all of you who are convinced chemtrails are a deliberate attempt to do bad things to people. To me, there are enough of you by now to easily pool your resources and do the experiment:

1. Rent or purchase an aircraft suitable for intercepting a chemtrail at a safe distance behind a jet creating it.

2. Secure permissions as needed to safely cross a chemtrail without tipping off the authorities as to the true nature of your mission. HIgh altitude parachuting, or some scientific experiments that need to be conducted at the appropriate altitude. Figure something out, and there are admittedly a lot of details and bases to be covered here. Nobody said the FAA was simple.

3. Collect samples of the chemtrail "cloud."

4. Repeat at least 50 times, preferable 500.

5. Rent a second jet to capture some of the chemtrail your own jet creates.

6. Analyze all of the samples, and publish results
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Once the basic science has been done, please get back to me. Discussing cow farts in yonder field without real data from samples as they exit the cow, is poor herdsmanship, and leads to completely speculative ideas, without the necessary experimentation to prove your points.

High Speed Rail?

It's a baby step in the right direction, but I would redesign the entire transit system.

Powertrain, suspension and steering, and computer autopilot need to be separate, standardized units, in a variety of sizes and powers. You rent these as needed.

Passenger cabs are owned by the consumer, and are detachable.

If you want to go long distances. You get your cab loaded onto a flat car on rails, enclosed tube for train optional. You zip to LA at 300mph plus, solar powered train. You cab is then re-attached to another powertrain combo. That can be electric or diesel or gas, depending on your desires and pocket book.

40,000 die each year, many more maimed, incredible costs in dollars and emotions. Only a mad species on a mad planet would keep this up for yet another century.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

A Good Year to Invest?


For everyone who invests in the stock market and makes the right choices, there is going to be another who works just as hard, makes very carefully researched choices, and winds up losing it all, back to square one. Not even Warren Buffet is precisely able to call the house on that one. The big brokerages love to see that mythof little guy saves cash, invests, and makes it big, perpetuated, it brings in more suckers to the table.

Now I ask you, who in the game gets to see all the cards of enough of the other players to make statistically accurate and useful predictions about the other players future moves?

Who get to know in advance the future buys and sell of the other players?

Who made certain that there are no taxes paid on the up to $40,000,000,000 bought and sold every single day? ( a .25/$100 bought/sold would go a long way towards solving the national debt). They are also the overseers of the fiction of "trading" rather than buying and selling, which would make the tax target way more obvious.

Such a tax would be the perfect "flat tax," which so many libertarians thin would solve the world's ills. Rich and poor would pay at the same rate.

Yes who indeed, other than the major richer than stink brokerages? They could own it all, but that would make way too obvious what is going on. They trout fish the pockets of the American middle and lower classes.

Yes indeed the stock market might be better called the "stick market" and unowho is the one getting stuck but good. BTW, even on the way down, the big brokerages are smiling all the way to the banks. Is there a way down due soon.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rubio and Obama both miss the Obvious

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Seems both Rubio and Obama consider ISIS a tough nut to crack, and hint not too subtly that USA ground troops may be needed.  They both state that a Big Problem with ISIS is that it is well funded with oil money, which they go right on selling on a daily basis.

During WWII, Operation Tidal Wave was unsuccessful, but at least it showed we knew what was important:

KNOCK OUT THE OIL SUPPLIES!

Given our knowledge of oil extraction and transport facilities, it should not be too hard to figure out what surgical strikes are needed to stop this source of revenue without completely destroying the  components needed to rebuild after ISIS is no more.  Why on earth should there be a hands off attitude on this ever so obvious target?

Is our goal is to knock out ISIS, but only if it can be done without jiggering with the world's oil supply too much?  If so, American servicepeople should be notified of what they are fighting for, in this case The Seven Sisters, and allowed to opt out.

Massive solar installs within the USA would strike a blow to ISIS from which they would never recover. Simple simple, but not anything the Seven Sisters will support.  Know your enemy, it ain't ISIS.  If you look up just "The Seven Sisters" on Wikipedia, you have to scroll way down to find a reference to the book.  If you add in Oil Companies, they know the jig is up, and that you already know what the reference means, and they do given you a bit, which is inaccurate,  The term goes way back before the 1950's.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Sisters_%28oil_companies%29

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

On the Bicycle "Problem."

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If you can't figure out how to drive safely and comfortably past cyclists and all other persons, animals, and fallen trees, etc., you need to either slow down, pay more attention to the road, or get a smaller, narrower vehicle, or possibly all three. Thanks for all who have helped me formulate this stand. Too bad it won't fit on a bumper sticker.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Stone Bear vs the Nevada County Cro-Magnons

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Well this is a side on NC I'd never heard of: 

http://stonebearman.wix.com/savestonebear#!about/c14xv

What to do about ISIS ?

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 Our entire foreign policy is based of keeping the oil companies as necessary and integral parts of our transportation system and economy.  They pay to lobby against the most logical way to make the Middle East a more civilized place in the long run.  That way is to have the USA government make solar power into a complete replacement for our oil centric transportation system, be it socialized or subsidized by the tax payers capitalism.  The citizens of the USA would get far more for their money in the long run via solar, and none would have to fight and die abroad, for the sake of the shareholders of the Seven Sisters, AKA, the Big Oil companies of the world.

The on-going wars for oil have resulted in the latest seemingly un-winnable situation, but I may have a partial solution:

Given that this is basically a guerrilla war situation, and we have failed hopelessly at using the solar option, I would propose the following technique to dispose of the fighters with as few civilian casualties as possible.

Drop extra ammo on them, where every 100th, 50th, 10th, or so round explodes in the chamber, using C4, to take out the user and anyone nearby.

To get this kind of ammo to them, there are several possible ways:

Have a group in an active firefight withdraw from the field, leaving behind ample supplies.

On an active battlefield, have small quad copter drones fly it in and leave it.  

Send a boxcar from Aleppo to Ar Raqqah (ISIS HQ), also containing hundreds of small drones.  Have those drones pre-flight instructed to go to hundreds of different sites around the city, in the dead of night, and then return to their boxcar post-flight.

In all cases, it would be best to find out if there is any standard packaging that the ISIS fighters are accustomed to, and to use it. 

This could also be done with larger artillery shells, but in that case, make each and every one be a C4 packed shell.

One other thing, when the C4 goes off, it also releases a dye, that contaminates all the remaining shell in the vicinity, so that should a friendly fighter, Peshmerga or who ever, will not use them, and it will aid in the careful handling of such shells for disposal, afterwards.

In short order the scene in ISIS would become one of:  "Sarge, are you sure this ammo is OK?"  "yeah, go ahead, use it."   KABOOM!   The chain of command would become very much so distrusted, and at least one less fighter and one less rifle, or artillery piece, with each successful hit. 

The oil companies will never allow this to be implemented, as I would agree with many, keeping the average American scared, is their goal, so that "bidness"  selling oil Texas style, can continue as usual.  I will again remind folks that one nuke placed in Galveston Bay will knock out 25% of USA refining capacity, and thus do major damage to our infra-structure, and that national security, if taken seriously, demands we decentralize our dependence on oil for our transportation needs. 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

How to Stop the Slaughter of Innocents, Revisited.

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On Nevada County Vents I was asked how I would stop the killings, Sandy Hook and Santa Barbara.

Outlined it before, but here you go again. 

 

Want to buy a gun? You get a thorough background check, and you post a bond, equal to at least 1/2 the value of the weapon. 

 

After a year goes by, you have 6 months to go to a bombproof drive through, put your guns in a drawer, the guns are whisked inside, the serial numbers are checked against the sale photos, a test bullet is fired and saved. You get your guns back. 

 

 If you don't have them, the government keeps the bond, and you are not allowed to buy another gun for five years. If you can't afford the 1/2 the cost, there will be plenty of insurance companies willing to step in and help out, for a fee of course. 

 

Now here's my latest wrinkle. Before you can buy a gun, you have to get three people who have known you for over 1 year to declare to the government that you are not likely to be or go nuts. Just three people, mind you. If they turn out to be wrong, 50% of any tax refund due to each one of them, will be deducted next IRS time. Wrong would include anything that involves illegal activity and your weapon. (losing it, anyone shot with it (including yourself) etc. 

 

If you lose your weapon to a documented theft from your premises, this bond loss does not occur. Documented theft would include before pictures of secured to building gun safe, and guns in the safe, and then either the damage done to the structure or if it is still there, the remains of the safe. You must notified the local sheriff within 48 hours if such a break-in occurs. Obviously you can rig an alarm that notifies you over the internet. 

 

In short, you can keep all the guns you want, but you've got to have others to vouch for your sanity, and you have to keep them secure. 

 

In time, crime committed with guns can be quickly traced to the owner, and to the locality where a theft may have occurred. Owners will have a much greater chance of getting their guns back if the thieves are caught for anything, even if they file off the serial numbers. Remember the test round? That provides the ID that gets your gun returned to you. I assume you have no problem with that aspect of things. BTW you did ask how, so here is my answer.

 

Test rounds do not work for shotguns, sorry about that.

 

A few notes that cropped up:

 

  • Jennifer Olson Doug, are you trying to change his beliefs or are you trying to be right ?
  • Jennifer Olson It's like spitting in the wind..
  • Davi Rodrigues Douglas, I commend you on devising a plan. It is, unworkable and unconstitutional though. Putting up a bond just to exercise a constitutional right? that would be struck down like the poll tax. The poor couldn't afford to have a right. The three wise men to sign for you is another failure. This is a fundamental right douglas. Fundamental rights do not hinge upon your knowing 3 people that would lose out if you failed somehow.
  • Davi Rodrigues Also, test round firing results would be very difficult to match up by the results alone. They're like analyzing lie detector graphs. The manpower it takes would be prohibitive
  • Douglas Keachie We The People is supposed to mean something. We do not stand as individuals in the bleeping wilderness, we bond and know one another, at least within small groups. Are you telling me you don't have three people who can stick their necks out for you? Well T.S. Elliot, learn to be a little more social before we give you a deadly weapon with REACH well beyond you mind, apparently.
  • Jennifer Olson You just have a stronger stomach than me Douglas , I understand what you are saying and it is maddening to me that others don't . When it becomes emotional I no longer find myself being rational I find myself being defensive because it is maddening .. ...See More
  • Davi Rodrigues I know 3 people, but I know others who don't. But once again, individual rights do not hinge upon your friends and neighbors extending them to you
  • Douglas Keachie A society has to protect itself from within its members. Using shrinks is maybe ok for some obvious defects, but just as we have 12 of our peers on a jury, to decide all kinds of things about our "fundamental rights," so then can we round up three fri...See More
  • Davi Rodrigues We're not talking about just three people knowing you. we're looking for three people to co-sign for you
  • Douglas Keachie That's exactly right! Of course, they might like you to co-sign for them. So it shouldn't be that hard, and also would let you know who your friends really are. This is getting delicious!
  • Ae Stewart It's a sad day in Isle Vista. Spent some time there when I was younger, going to bed.
  • Jennifer Olson Agreed Ae.. Stepping away from this debate .. Sleep sounds like a much better option . I find myself thinking of loss not politics. Sad indeed. Finding nothing at all "delicious" about this topic
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  • Ae Stewart There doesn't seem to be an emoticon for "tears..."
  • Douglas Keachie "The manpower it takes would be prohibitive" can be done by computers, just like facial analysis.
  • Douglas Keachie I take my best throughts and place them where I can reference them easily in other debates, and where my offspring can see I at least tried, and maybe they can build on it: http://farstars.blogspot.com/.../how-to-stop-slaughter-of...

 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Republicans WaterGating Again

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No shame and totally unaware that we can all read their stuff as they attempt a "sneak attack."  Very funny, really, I do feel like Bugs Bunny or Tweety Bord.  http://www.redstate.com/diary/davenj1/2011/05/15/weakening-the-democratic-base-part-5-liberal-netroots/

Monday, April 21, 2014

Another SciFi Starter Kit

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Establish a prison in Antarctica. Cells with no social media or news of the outside world, past the date of internment. Each cell with a door to the outside and freedom, and totally sound proof. Only one of said cell door per square mile can open once every 24 hours, unless the person returns to it. Each cell with an unbreakable picture window, looking out at the snow. 365 day sentence for anyone found with an illegal gun, very brief trials, one level of appeal. Lose that and you are penquin for a year.

The Future of the World, and Schools

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The wheels of cultural change move slowly. From what I can see, both sides are blind to the biggies. Factories will become much more automated. Robots will become much improved, and most common jobs will be taken over, or done remotely drone style through robots by the lowest bidder, even if they are on the opposite side of the planet.

Thus a great deal of the population will become “surplus” in the job market, yet still in need of the basics of food, shelter, clothing, and medicine. Letting youngsters know at an early age that they will have to choose to chart a course to avoid being stuck on the bottom of this 2050 food chain is crucial, and actively exploring alternatives and directions with them will be at the heart of any educational plan that will do them any good. As for public schools I would see them changing drastically, into spots where many are informed of their fate, as they watch the ultra rich grab onto more any more of the previously general public’s wealth, and given “common core” skills, just so they can understand their predicament, and make a non rioting transition to this Brave New World.

I will predict that in time legislation will show up to encourage later pregnancies via 90% ed credit, 5% retirement, and 5% mad money payouts, to those, male and female, who do not reproduce before age 22 or so, DNA ID required, obviously. How will they catch the boys? DNA registry.

I will also predict that students with drive will quickly realize that they can learn faster at home or in the library or in special parts of schools with zero tolerance for time wasting and full internet suites. The biggest problem in public schools is students who literally make a career out of “chewing up the clock,” not only for themselves, but everyone else in the classroom around them. Most who bitch about administrators being too many and paid too much don’t realize that a great deal of their time is spent dealing with such “clock chewers.” The administrators have evolved into these roles, and yet the general public has no clue.

This is the 21st century. You can’t turn back the cultural clock to 1950, and the world wide markets have made damn sure of that, especially the evolving capitalists in the USA. Here’s where the bulk of the Tea Party members want so desperately to go, but you can’t go home, anymore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J55S38xwxnQ