Saturday, July 12, 2014

"White mountain"

Sierra Blanca:

Guided tour

I'm in Sierra Blanca today and I'm going to take a guided tour of my land. I'm reminded of how poverty-stricken this area is. One would have to wonder why I would consider such a place to make my home. Perhaps I bit off more than I could chew, but I'm going to make this trip as successful as I can make it. There is much more to do when I get home. I've considered Worfs advice , and will act accordingly to my best judgement.

Not enough time weekly recap.  Lets say that I am busy with the land.

Checking in 7/12/14

As mentioned, I had a conversation with Worf.  But also number one.  I got a lot of advice that I will take into consideration.

Just one observation of my own:  the money paradigm runs so strong that most people aren't really aware of it.  Worf said a lot of things I could have said myself.  Yet, he won't go the whole route and go off the grid.  He does have a greenhouse and gave me a jar of his home grown salsa.  It's  good.

What seems to be at least a sticking point is their wives.  Number one said he wanted to live somewhere, but his wife vetoed it.

My father wouldn't have allowed a veto.  Or did he?  He spoke a lot about living off the land, but the family wasn't interested.

Nothing like that is stopping me.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Why Vegas can be really bad

Perhaps some of you, if your brains haven't been destroyed by alcohol or drugs, can remember when Hurricane Rita was bearing down on Houston.  This was 2005, and I remember it well, because, ahem, I live here.  All the freeways were jammed up for 70 miles in all directions.  You couldn't get out of town.  Even so, that was only about half of the city trying to escape.  What would have happened if all the people tried to escape at the same time?  As it was, the lines of cars of the freeways made national news.

But Houston was still functional.  If Vegas runs out of water, IT WON'T BE FUNCTIONAL ANYMORE.  In that case, nearly everybody in Vegas will want to get out.  But, as we saw in Houston, Vegas is not prepared for a mass exodus of that scale.

Also, you could get water to people who were stranded in Houston back then.  When there's no water, people start dying.  It is much easier than you think to die.  I've been reading up on this stuff, dehydration will kill your keister dead real fast.  Especially in a desert environment like Vegas.  If Vegas runs out of water, people will likely DIE.

The water level in Lake Mead is getting dangerously low.  Yet they are still building there.  These people have gone mad.  Batpoop crazy.  Instead of doing that, building new stuff, people should be leaving ---- NOW.

Obviously, they are in denial about their dire situation.  It has happened before, you know.  Back in 2005, when Rita was threatening to hit Houston as a Cat 5 hurricane, there was the most recent debacle in New Orleans with Katrina.  Katrina wasn't Bush's fault.  It was a poorly constructed dike that failed, which caused the city to flood.  Of course, the left blamed Bush, as if he had anything to do with the construction of the dikes---which should have held.  All Bush could do was to advise people to leave, which if I am not mistaken, is probably what he did.  Likewise, Obama should advise people to leave Vegas, but he won't.

He doesn't give a poop about the people in Vegas in spite of all his high flown rhetoric.  He'll do nothing and when disaster strikes, he'll blame somebody else.  Mark my words.

Also, the people will believe him because they won't think for themselves.  Just get some authority, like the buttholes in the media, to blame somebody or something other than their own sorry selves, and these people will lap it up like the mindless numbskulls that they are.


A discussion  with Worf indicates that Vegas isn't the problem.

Even if Vegas isn't the problem, they still have one.

Is Obama Just a Hapless Putz?

Klavan on the Culture, link via Instapundit


Klavan obviously thinks Obama is a putz.  Even if he is, what does it make us, who cannot rid ourselves of this "putz"?

Way, way too optimistic.  Whistling past the graveyard doesn't change your location, my friend.  We are definitely in a world of poo.

Update a short time later:

What is Obama?  He is Ricimer at the end of the Roman Empire.  Everything that was good about the Empire was being destroyed and it was being done in service to Ricimer.  Only thing is, Ricimer didn't give a rat's tail about the Empire, just his own interests.  That's Obama and that's the left for you in a nutshell.  They can pretend to care about you, but they don't, really.  You have to be terminally stupid to believe what he and the rest of the left have to say about anything, anytime, anywhere.

The so-called Right can console Obama on his being a putz, but they couldn't defeat him when it mattered.  Nor can they right their own ship, sadly.  They are too busy contemplating their own navels.

Checking in: 7/10/14

Hey, I know.  The posting is rather light.  Probably lighter than it's been since I started blogging full time back in 2010.

I've got things to do and places to go.  No time for the blogging thing.  Sorry.  I'm going to keep blogging though, because things are getting interesting.

I talked to "Worf" yesterday.  We went over water needs out there in the desert.  He said something about how the average American uses 85 gallons of water per day.  Running the numbers, that figures out to 31025 gallons a year.  Woof!   Here's a number that I calculated that will figure out how much water you can collect for every tenth of an inch of rain on 100 square feet of area---6.2 gallons.  If it rains 10 inches every year out in West Texas, that means for every 100 square feet, theoretically, you can collect 620 gallons of water a year.  This means that you will need  31025 divided by 620 in order to calculate the multiple of the 100 square feet needed for that daily requirement.  Five thousand square feet!  Woof!  For just one person!  Woof!

Obviously, the average American uses way, way too much water.  This will show why they are draining Lake Mead.  It isn't being drained because of a drought, as what we are being told.  Mitigation of global warming will make no difference in solving this problem.

That is another example of the stupidity of our culture.  People are obsessing on global warming and they aren't addressing the real problems.  Global warming is just poppycock, people.  Most of our culture has reduced to this kind of nonsensical blather.  Instead of addressing their very real water problems, most of the discussion is about something that doesn't even exist and isn't even relevant to their situation anyway.

Las Vegas is about to run out of water.  Let's see what Al Gore has to say about that when it happens.  I'm sure that somehow, it will all be George W. Bush's fault.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Damien Omen II scene History Questions

Hmm.  What's the moral of this story?  If you've got a bird following you around, you might be in trouble?  Or was it a dog?  Maybe I'm getting this one mixed up with another one of the trilogy.

The point is, in case you need explanation, is Satan is supernatural.  That seems to go over some people's heads.  Which makes it tempting to laugh when that point is made obvious.

checking in: 7/9/14

Howdy, y'all.

Still got my nose stuck in between the pages of some book or other.

By the end of the day, I will earned my PHD ( piled higher and deeper ) in bullshit that doesn't work.  Then I can be truly educated.

I'm in a bit of a bad mood lately.  Maybe you can tell.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Checking in: 7/8/14

As will generally be the case, since I am committed to this land purchase in West Texas, my time is going to be spent on that.  There won't be as much time for writing on this here blog, but I don't intend to quit writing here.  This may be a new direction for the blog, but I'm not sure yet.  It kinda depends on how things go with the land.

It occurred to me that maybe I had too much time on my hands before, because this stuff really will take up your time.  It may be a bit of an overgeneralization, and a bit hasty to mention this, but could it be that people who spend time reading and writing up blogs need something more constructive to do with their lives?

There's a lot of angst out there.  How much of that is really necessary or helpful?

As always, I have striven to find solutions to problems.  But I suspect that people are more interested in the problems and conflicts than they are interested in solving those problems.  Those people may be more interested in being entertained, or being the center of attention as entertainers, than in being productive in some way.  A bit of social commentary?  Okay, yeah.  Just a little.

As for my land, I'm still in the very early stages of evaluating it so I'll know what best to do with it.  Heck, I don't even know what I've got.  It may be a big turkey of a deal for all I know.  I bought it nearly sight unseen based upon the notion that I could make it work regardless.  That may have been rather brash and foolish, but what the hell.  You've got to take your chances in this life.  You don't often get perfect information in advance.  Sometimes, you just have to roll up your sleeves and jump in.  Maybe the water's fine, or maybe it's way too cold or even too hot.  In any case, if you don't try, you'll never know.

Monday, July 7, 2014

US$ on its last legs

Mike Maloney: The Dollar As We Know It Will Be Gone Within 6 Years

What sets this blog apart from the others

Why is this blog different?  I haven't seen any blogger, nor any commenter out there, who is actually suggesting real solutions to real problems.  This includes the big names, which I won't mention.  They won't mention me, maybe I should stop mentioning them, huh?

A lot of what you see out there is just plain and simple bitching.  If you get off to that, this blog is not for you.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Busy day

It's already after 5 pm and the July 4th weekend is nearly over.  Usually, when somebody asks me what I did over the weekend, I'll say "nothing".  This time, I will say the same.  That's because I don't think it would be understood.

Oh, you mean walking around the apartment complex measuring off steps to get the idea of distance from one place to the next?  Or looking at the web for any and all information about desert plants?  Or buying stuff I will need for my next trip out there?  What kind of nut are you?  I don't relish the thought of having to explain myself, so I won't.  But, I'll do it here--- a little anyway.  That's cuz there's some people out there who like reading what I write, if the audience numbers mean anything.  The number is small, but there are some folks out there.  Thanks for your support.

I've been on a tear buying up all kinds of stuff.  I don't think it amounts to all that much as it is small items.  But I'm likely to get sticker shock when I get my credit card bill for this month.

Update: Apollo 11 Moon Landing, 45 Years ago: Join the Social Media Campaign


Where were you 45 years ago – on July 20, 1969?--- Leonard David

A lot of people weren't even born yet.  I was a teenager.  At the moment they stepped out, I was at my uncle's house visiting.  I recall that the picture wasn't all that great.  It was hard to tell much from it.  It may seem hard to believe, but color TV's were still not everywhere.  It may have been in black and white, but that may have been because they only took a black and white camera to the moon.  Can't recall.  It wouldn't be a surprise if we were watching it on a black and white TV.

We've got better TV's, we've got personal computers,  and we've got electronic gadgetry.  But we haven't been back to the moon and probably won't be for a long time.  Maybe not ever.  Is that progress?


No.  It looks like this.

H/T  Transterrestrial Musings

Let's Build a Stairway to Alberta

Clarice Feldman

Change the path of the pipeline and have it run north from Laredo to Alberta, make the pipeline bigger and with windows, put a fast train inside and welcome all the illegals at the border for a free train trip to Alberta, They’ll love it way up north. One pol there is now demanding Canada provide $20,000 per person minimum income. I think that offer might even beat the free benefits we’re offering. What could be better incentive to large scale immigration than a very generous welfare state?

Heh.   What will they think up next?