Friday, September 30, 2011
AMERICAN EAGLE'S LAST FLIGHT
MJ PERRY AT CARPE DIEM HAS A VERY DISTURBING POST TODAY SHOWING AGAIN that politicians and regulators----the incumbant powers-that-be---pick winners and losers in industry that has nothing whatsoever to do with reality. Here we read oil companies are gettting fined for crimes and misdemeanors that green companies, like wind and solar, literally are getting by with murder for---in much higher numbers. Read the entire piece and weep. An excerpt:
As Jack Dini wrote in the Canada Free Press: "When it comes to protecting America’s wildlife, environmental organizations and federal law enforcement officials have a double standard: one that’s enforced against oil, gas and electric utility sectors, and another that exempts wind and solar power from prosecution despite evidence of a multitude of violations."
Also from today's WSJ: "It's hard to believe anyone deserves prosecution for incidental bird deaths, but it is a blatant injustice to indict companies whose oil operations may kill a few birds while giving a pass to wind operators that kill them by the thousands. The Administration can loathe carbon fuels all it wants, but that loathing doesn't justify selective and foolish prosecution."
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS---the oldest known Biblical manuscripts in the world accidently discovered in desert caves in Israel in the 1940s by Beduoins---are officially online through Google technology. Google writes in its amazing announcement:
It’s taken 24 centuries, the work of archaeologists, scholars and historians, and the advent of the Internet to make the Dead Sea Scrolls accessible to anyone in the world. Today, as the new year approaches on the Hebrew calendar, we’re celebrating the launch of the Dead Sea Scrolls online; a project of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem powered by Google technology.
Written between the third and first centuries BCE, the Dead Sea Scrolls include the oldest known biblical manuscripts in existence. In 68 BCE, they were hidden in 11 caves in the Judean desert on the shores of the Dead Sea to protect them from the approaching Roman armies. They weren’t discovered again until 1947, when a Bedouin shepherd threw a rock in a cave and realized something was inside. Since 1965, the scrolls have been on exhibit at the Shrine of the Book at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Among other topics, the scrolls offer critical insights into life and religion in ancient Jerusalem, including the birth of Christianity.
Now, anyone around the world can view, read and interact with five digitized Dead Sea Scrolls. The high resolution photographs, taken by Ardon Bar-Hama, are up to 1,200 megapixels, almost 200 times more than the average consumer camera, so viewers can see even the most minute details in the parchment. For example, zoom in on the Temple Scroll to get a feel for the animal skin it's written on—only one-tenth of a millimeter thick.
It's an amazing feat that these scrolls have gone from being hidden in caves in the Israeli desert for thousands of years to now being accessible to the entire world via online access some sixty years after their discovery!
This property owner, one Alan Graham of Northern Ireland....
....told this wild celebrity thing named Rihanna that enough was enough and she needed to be appropriately clad---meaning she had to put her top back on---if she wanted to shoot her wild, new music video in his field or go somewhere else. It couldn't have happened to a nicer celebrity.
He also told her she should find a greater God.
Imagine the nerve of an Irish farmer not bowing and scraping at the feet of such a sex goddess/ruler of the celebrity lower realms! What a kind thing he did for her.
Monday, September 26, 2011
GOVERNMENTS AREN'T GOING TO FIX THIS. GOLDMAN SACHS RULES THE WORLD. GET PREPARED.
AGREE WITH EVERY WORD (EXCEPT MOVING MONEY TO TREASURY BONDS). It's coming and when it does, it's not going to be pretty, if you're unprepared. Thanks to Zero Hedge for posting, and as they say, you won't see this guy on CNBC anytime soon. Link to the trader.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Separation was meant to protect religious peoples and its institutions from government interference and a state run church---think the Church of England---rather than the other way around. We have let the ACLU carry the policy without protest to the theater of the absurd.
God help us all to finally stand up to this horrifying darkness and massive misunderstanding and say enough is enough! What's next, prayer in churches? It sounds absurd, but these forces of darkness want nothing more than to aetheize and make extinct every aspect of our rich Judeo-Christian history, culture present practices.The culture that's made us a blessed nation for over 200 years. Does anyone have the backbone to do it? We the people are letting it happen before our very eyes. Our Founding Fathers are no doubt twirling in their graves. We need to pray and fast for revival in our country. It won't be this way forever though.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
I agree. Rick is still a strong, is not the strongest contender for the GOP nomination. But back to Tomasky's piece which then goes on to say some rather unbecoming things about Romney:
....my case hinges—and here’s the second reason I’m buying Perry stock today—on the plainly observable fact that Mitt Romney is a really uninteresting and unappealing human being. Now, here, I’m really departing from the CW, because it is usually said by pundits that Romney has more crossover appeal than Perry, and polls tend to support this, although the differences so far are fairly marginal in most polls I see. Perry is said to be too extreme and too Texas. All that might be right.Lest we think Tomasky hearts Rick Perry from this quote, he is quick to add as an eastern liberal that he finds him repugnant.
On the other hand, Perry strikes me as more likely to pass—among Republicans—the old “do I want this man in my living room for the next four years?” test than Romney is. Who can possibly really like Romney? He’s like your boss, or the regional supervisor who comes by the office a few times a year. You tolerate him and suck up to him, but the experience is completely phony and awkward. I don’t know him and might have him wrong, but I’d just bet you a dollar that he doesn’t have many real friends. He has partners and associates and a swarm of acolytes who suck up to him because he’s rich. But he comes across as wooden, insincere (in a harmless rather than malevolent way), and totally emotionally unavailable.
Repugnant, but still more electable among us dumb Scotch-Irish hillbillys.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
AS THE US DELEGATION AT THE UN WALKS OUT TODAY ON Iran's A-DINNER-JACKET'S SPEECH---which clearly seeks to blame every world problem on the United States and a handful of other nations and its allies and justify one day nuking modern civilization as we know it back into the dark ages, why, why, why do we continue to let him and his ilk back into this country?
If a dinner jacket came to your house, let's say, for dinner or cocktail supper and endlessly insulted you and your home, would you continue to invite him back? I guess I'm a meanie, but I sure wouldn't. In fact if he showed up again, I'd have a committee of toughies escort him to the door.
So why do we play nice with a jackal who makes no bones about wanting to destroy our country and some of our greatest allies?
Perhaps too, it's time to move the UN to another more multi-cultural country.
Monday, September 19, 2011
THE COMING ECONOMIC TITANIC DISASTER IN A NUTSHELL. Video 30 minutes long but easy to understand. Peter Schiff---saying he's now in the economic gloom and doom business---talks economic reality. I agree with Zero Hedge, it's a must see.
Students Understand Redistribution of High Income Wealth....But Not So Much Redistribution Of High GPA Averages
AFTER ALL, THEY WORKED SO HARD FOR THEIR GOOD GRADES.....very, very interesting.....
H/T Carpe Diem
Sunday, September 18, 2011
This piece is by Peter Wehner on David Brooks recent column is well worth a read. It's not news, but bears repeating. We have lost our moral bearings, unless it's about trans-fats or man-made global warming which is fair game. But the larger moral issues are buried and left neglected by parents, public schools and the main stream media. Seeking only happiness and guidance from feelings are the new compasses. Teaching children morality, right from wrong at home, Sunday school, church and faith-based community is neglected for more fun pursuits. Most teenagers today don't even know what a moral dilemma is, let alone how to talk about it. And, oh brother, how our families, communities and society will come to regret it, not just today but increasingly in the future. Here's the intro, but feel free to read the whole thing:
EARLIER THIS WEEK, David Brooks wrote a fascinating column on young people’s moral lives, basing it on hundreds of in-depth interviews with young adults across America conducted by the eminent Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith and his team.
The results, according to Brooks, were “depressing” — not so much because of how they lived but because of “how bad they are at thinking and talking about moral issues.” Asked open-ended questions about right and wrong, moral dilemmas and the meaning of life, what we find is “young people groping to say anything sensible on these matters. But they just don’t have the categories or vocabulary to do so.” What Smith and his team found is an atmosphere of “extreme moral individualism — of relativism and nonjudgmentalism.” The reason, in part, is because they have not been given the resources — by schools, institutions and families — to “cultivate their moral intuitions, to think more broadly about moral obligations, to check behaviors that may be degrading.”
This is part of a generations-long phenomenon. In his 1987 book The Closing of the American Mind, Allan Bloom wrote, “There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative.” And the university, Bloom argued, is unwilling to offer a distinctive visage to young people. The guiding philosophy of the academy is there are no first principles, no coherent ways to interpret the world in which we live.
Read the rest.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
BELOW, they must be reading Krugman again....
While we're at it, here's Hitler's first big speech. If this and the introduction don't give you cold chills as to how history can repeat itself, then nothing will:
Sunday, September 11, 2011
WE MUST NEVER FORGET. But really, how could we? Still I can't bare to read another where I was when the Towers fell story. But the video link above is well worth the viewing, and then some. May God bless all the 9/11 victims and their loved ones. May He continue to bring healing out of the ashes and tears. May God bless and have mercy on America.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The 10 Percent Solution from River Crossing
PASTOR MIKE ATKINS OF RIVER CROSSING IN JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING has made a tremendous, trememdous difference in my spiritual life and walk with Christ when I'm there. It is my great privilege to bring one of his recent, powerful sermons to you online here. And will continue during the fall and winter months since they've just revamped the church's webpage to include cached audio and embeddable video sermons.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
TIME TO SAY SOMETHING, ANYTHING to get the first olive outta the jar after an extended vacation from my computer. It's been sorely needed. I'm not as addicted as I thought.
Still, for the sake of discipline and putting a modicum of structure back in my life, I have a couple of things to write down, not necessarily in order of importance, and not necessarily of any importance at all:
*****Just drove cross country in two, rather than my usual three days---900 miles Day 1, 800 miles Day 2. When I got home, I felt wonderful. After many years doing this, there's no doubt that a partial fast---meaning what I don't eat as well as what I eat and when----makes a world of difference in focus, energy and stamina on something this long. It's like doing the Iditerod. Cool weather helps, as does traveling West to East. But again, diet is everything in this kind of marathon drive.
*****I-70 through St. Louis is an utter disgrace and desperately needs to be fixed and redesigned. How an major U.S. east-west Interstate of 4-8 lanes of traffic coming into the city from both directions can peter down to a virtual crawl on one curvy, loopy narrow lane on the west side of the Mississippi (near The Arch) is beyond my wildest comprehension. In addition, the pavement of that same interstate over the Mississippi River is so in need of repair that I wonder how the whole system hasn't collapsed from neglect.
Some infrastructure projects are make work, others, like this one, need this city's and state's utmost attention. Where's all that stimulus money and why hasn't it been used on I-70 in St. Louis?
*****Last night's GOP debate was better than I could ever expected. While Romney and Perry stole the show---especially the incendiary Texas guy who loves to push the left's hot buttons---as the front-runners, nearly all the candidates added a phrase here, a point there that clarified the overall conversation. I like to hear lively phrases like ponzi scheme, family values, Obama's gotta go!, not falling for the MSM's ploy for in-fighting etc, etc, etc. Of course, most of the peripheral candidate will have to go soon, but I'm glad they were all these last night. The last guys standing can only get better as time goes on.
*****While I've been away someone has taken over my assigned parking space in the condo complex where I live. Someone who obviously doesn't live here. Worst of all, they've gone out of town cause I'm told the car hasn't moved for weeks.
I need a good anger management coach.....then again maybe just a deep ruby red tube of lipstick so I can squiggle (?) on the windshield, This is not a public parking space!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Let it be pointed out too, Cindy isn't just dazzling in red; it's sparkling red that doesn't come too close to her face and neck to overtake and compete with her lovely skin and hair.
More photos here.
Please note: I will be mostly away from the computer for the next week, as I will be traveling to Yellowstone Park for Labor Day weekend, then departing for Tennessee early next week. Will post as I can, but it will be very light until I get back to the South. Thank you for coming by!