The FAA Furlough Fiasco

Consider the flight controller fiasco . . . . President Obama is the one that put sequestration in motion; it was his idea.

FAA creates flight delays with furloughs in spite of having money available to avoid the furloughs.

Congress forces the FAA to re-allocate the money

Obama lambasts Republicans for fixing the issue

What exactly was Obama’s goal? The smooth functioning of society or to punish people for actually allowing OBAMA’s idea to become law. Did Obama whine and complain because he didn’t get to fix the problem and take the claim like a spoiled brat?

The old saw, “Be careful what you say, it might come true”, is still true. It is another example that Obama is not good enough to be President. He just isn’t seasoned enough and his hair color shows it, it has that “scared shitless” color.

This is just one more scandal that easily puts the Clinton years to shame. And as much as it bothers me to say it, Obama makes Jimmy Carter, as president, look good. Carter was a naive and well-meaning person who screwed up. But he had integrity and you knew you could believe Carter

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Weaponizing the english language

When most of us think of weapons of mass destruction, we think of nuclear bombs, or nerve gas, or biological agents. So it was surprising to see accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using a weapon of mass destruction after he and his brother allegedly detonated a bomb made from a pressure cooker.

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This is something I have commented on before – the mis-use of the english language for political ends. If indeed a small explosive device is a “weapon of mass destruction” then that would make any military guilty of crimes against humanity. A hand grenade, an automatic rifle, virtually any standard battlefield weapon capable of killing more then one person at a time would be a WMD.

The english language has become “weaponized” as a way to suppress opposition. It is no longer about accurate descriptions of an event, it is about ego – a prosecutor says, “I prosecuted an WMD crime, that makes me worthwhile” when all the person being tried had a multi-firing slingshot capable of launching barbed spit wads. Really great there.

The word “terrorist” has come to mean anyone who stands up in opposition to a government. 

This phony baloney bullshit has to stop. Language is not about enriching one’s self. It’s not about an emotional context. It’s about a single description 

Life on other planets

When I was younger I believed in UFO’s and life on other planets, but not so much anymore now that I have seen how people are and how destructive it is to be human and want to do stuff. In our drive for space, it has taken ambition, arrogance, determination and a whole slew of other abilities to achieve what we have with space exploration. These are the same talents that drive us to extinguish life on this planet – and probably will. 

I would think it’d be no different for an alien race to in a neck-and-neck race to get into space or destroy their home since it takes the same abilities for them as us. But what of alien societies that are peaceful? It’d be like, “yeah, sure, lets do that, but as we can”. That is not the spirit of exploration that would drive a society to cross a sea or space to find out what’s on the other side. And there can be no elder races without having been through the cauldron of destruction. They’d probably want to stay near home.

 And then there is this article that talks about how unique the earth is and how life came forth. Scientists have found lots of earth-like planets but none that are what the earth-moon combination is. There is the supposition that the moon is what actually made life on earth happen with the agitation, like a washing machine, of the seas creating tides and constantly mixing early single cell organisms.

Life on other planets – possible. Likely to visit – doubtful.

The Welfare State and why it’s here to stay. Part 4, Unemployment

When you see the unemployment stats on a news program, do you stop and ask yourself if they are true? The numbers keep going down but the economy – and job availability – doesn’t seem to be improving. What I believe you see happening is people run out of unemployment benefits and top off  the scope. The unemployment numbers only show who is applying for benefits, not who is actually unemployed.

There is this article that talks about the REAL unemployment rate that the federal government would like to keep quiet because it makes the administration look very bad when the President stands up and proudly proclaims his efforts are working. Also, after the curious thing that happened around the time of the last Presidential election and questions of the unemployment numbers being manipulated, do you trust the government?

It’s not getting any better and things are going to get a lot worse in-between sequestration and Obamacare – both of which are Pres. Obama’s ideas regardless of how much he’s trying to blame republicans for sequestration.

As bad as unemployment is, terminal unemployment, the idea of people never being employed again should be even more scary. There is this article and this quotation the article uses . . . . 

This long-term unemployment is a huge economic waste. For people who have been out of work for a long time become very unattractive to employers and easily get excluded from the world of work. So it often happens that employers feel a shortage of labour even when there are many people long-term unemployed, with the result that inflation rises even in the presence of mass unemployment.

Thus a major objective must be to reduce or eliminate the long-term unemployment caused by welfare dependency. There are two possible approaches – “stick” and “carrot”. The evidence suggests that much the best approach is a combination of the two. This combined approach is now being used increasingly in Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands and of course in the U.S. for single mothers on welfare. In consequence in these countries there have been dramatic falls in unemployment consistent with a given level of vacancies – which in most other countries continues to rise.

For those that terminally unemployed, it’s not like they want to be that way and the most dedicated don’t give up looking, but it’s a “buyers” market. There is one fact that offers some consolation. Back in the late 90’s the number of people available to fill jobs was so low that older people, retired people were being encouraged to re-join the workforce. There is a saying in the midwest, “Don’t like the weather? Wait six hours and it will change”. The way it is now will change, but not before it gets worse.

If you study history and have read of the years of the Great Depression you know of the social unrest that almost boiled over into civil war, the haves and have nots. But two things saved the country and that was the ability to migrate west and the introduction of Social Security. The words “Social Security” are important as they mean security of the social order and meant to avoid something like the French Revolution and almost endless years of horror and anarchy that only ended with the rise of Napoleon.

FDR was a very astute man but our leaders today only seem to be able to follow in the tracks of those that came before and slap a band-aid on a problem without understanding how to fix it. The initial stimulus when Obama first became President was bungled and it hasn’t got any better. So the answer is welfare – pay people to be marginally satisfied and hope the economy gets better.

So fewer jobs, stagnate economic growth and a government that is out of touch and uneducated in economics but means well – sounds like the Carter years doesn’t it?.

And now we have more people. Is it any wonder the welfare state will continue to grow till some cataclysm strikes and kills millions, if not billions of people? If humanity can’t take care of itself, nature will step up.

Rand Paul and Drones

“ It’s different. If they want to come fly over your hot tub or your yard just because they want to do surveillance on everyone and watch your activities. If there’s a killer on the loose in a neighborhood, I’m not against drones being used.”

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We have a President who thinks he gets to decide what is and isn’t constitutional and freely decides what who his oath of office applies . . . . “all enemies foreign and domestic” . . . . could easily make anyone he doesn’t like a target. Yes, that’s hyperbole, but nonetheless true. Look at the way he keeps trying to shutdown FoxNews because they reveal and report things he doesn’t like, such as Benghazi and how he said one thing in the past and does another now. This is the man who started the sequestration ball rolling and now tries to pin on anyone else. 

Even in the old west, it was “wanted: dead or alive” and since then there has been a strong movement towards “alive”. A lot of American military have died supporting the principle of justice, not revenge. And targeted killings of Americans is not justice, it is revenge; the power of a god to strike down who he wishes

And all this sidesteps the issue of privacy, which dwindles to less and less every year. Would you trust someone like that with near-dictatorial powers of life and death? Or of watching your every move, at any time, for any reason?

It’s not just Obama – would you trust the government, any government, to keep a promise?

Macintosh stuff 04.24.13

I have a Mini iPad and I used Notes on my Mac to stash a note on the iPad entirely forgetting that the Mini is wireless only and I would access to that note outside my wireless network. I had stupidly assumed the note would copied over and not just shared. I suppose if I had found a hotspot I might have the note available, but I was running errands on a tight schedule, not hotspot hunting.

I ran across the following link and I’m going to give it a shot

 How A Single App Allows You To Move Files Seamlessly Between Windows, OS X, iOS, Android And Even Linux

 

UPDATE:

My primary interest was having access to notes while offline. Evernote will do that – for a price. It requires the Premium Service which costs $4.99 per month or $44.99 per year. Thank you, no. I understand the reasoning, they are providing servers to transfer the content, but I don’t see how a server is necessary when offline. Obviously the info is stored within the app.

So I did some looking around and found Simplenote which provides the base service, but you need an app for your iOS device and I chose Justnotes. It costs $9.99 and there is a 15 day trial. A one time charge versus a recurring cost is a no-brainer for me. And it lives with the KISS principle, a simple, easy-to-use interface for transferring lists to an iOS device

 

Dhimmitude and ObamaCare

Is this true? If so, HOW can this be written into our legislation?

What does this word mean?

Be sure you are sitting down and take a deep breath before you read this:

The word ‘Dhimmitude” is found in the new health care bill; so what does it mean?

Thought this was interesting and worth passing on.

Obama used it in the health care bill. Now isn’t this interesting? It is used in the health care law.

Dhimmitude — I had never heard the word until now. Type it into Google and start reading. Pretty interesting. It is on page 107 of the healthcare bill. I looked this up on Google and yep, it exists.. It is a REAL word.

Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.

ObamaCare allows the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia Muslim diktat in the United States.

Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured.

Islam considers insurance to be “gambling”, “risk-taking”, and “usury” and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this.

How convenient. So I, as a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax.

Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health
needs paid for by the de facto government insurance.

Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize Muslims. This is Dhimmitude.

I recommend sending this on to your contacts. American citizens need to know about it —

snopes.com: Health Insurance Exemptions Apr 13, 2010 … Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations …

The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia ….