Saturday, October 25, 2014

Recap of this week's Posts: 10/26/14

A light posting type of week as I was bit "weirded out".  I got an idea of doing a breakdown of the categories in order to get an objective measurement of what I posted about this week:

Video and Movies  3
Sugar Observation 7
Seinfeld Posts        4
How to                  2
Politics                   4
Misc                      3
About the blog       2

As usual, I was all over the place.  It was a normal week, whatever that means.

The highlight of the week ( drum roll please )....

The first thing to understand about Ebola is that

Here's some for the "Best of" list from the past:

Fusion propulsion revisited
Production of Hydrogen by Solar Thermochemical
FRESNEL LENS HD plus additional optical
Potsdam Man Accused Of Rubbing Pepperoni 
Ed Pheil on Molten Salt Reactors

Keep 'er moving

Back from the dentist, my dental work may be done.  Didn't get super lucky, as I may have to make another trip for an adjustment if things don't feel just right.  We'll see.

Once I got home, started checking out a couple things I bought and received this week.  Got some Bentonite and an auger bit.  Tried out the auger with my drill and it seems okay.  The Bentonite looks like it supposed to look like as it is a powder.  Didn't want to mess with that just now, just checking it out.

Got back online and ordered a couple more things for the drill.  Why all this stuff?  Once I get out there, I want to be sure, sure, sure that I get some holes dug.  This may be more stuff than I need, but it should work for my purposes and assure me that it will definitely get done once I get out there.

As I am writing this, my mouth is still numb and it's really weird.

I got to thinking about other things, like welding.  I know that I don't want to go to welding school.  I don't need to be a welder.  Just want to do it well enough to get a few things done.  Here's something that may work for me.

Keeping everything moving and setting up for another trip out West.  When?  It looks like Thanksgiving may be the best time.  You know how that is, though.  Shit happens.


I'm setting up what I want to do with the Bentonite.  It is supposed to be like clay, so the idea is to make bricks out of the dirt I got left over from the water experiments.  With these bricks, I will conduct tests with the drill and see what it is capable of.

In the process of doing this, I need to retrieve some dirty equipment left over from the first water experiments.  Since I had to get water really dirty, I decided to break out the most recent incarnation of that device.  Not to too much of a surprise, it didn't work very well.  It drained poorly, and the water quality was bad.  I think to use these things, they have to be kept wet.  If they dry out, something happens to them.

Okay, once I get the water thing cleaned up once more, and the equipment cleaned up, I may be ready to do something new here.

Update ( about 6:30 pm same day ):

The water filtration part of this is actually starting to perform pretty well.  I'm getting clear water on the second pass through.  Still a bit slow draining, though.

Update ( about to close down for the night 8:10 pm ):

Unbelievable how clean that water got.  I'm going to have to make a video about it in the morning.  Time to close shop for another day.

Still busy

Every weekend, there's something to be done.  This weekend is no different.  I've got a dental appointment first thing this morning.  With some luck, all my dental issues will be resolved by no later than today.

The question is what to do with the rest of the weekend?

I've been buying stuff for the "ranch".  I've got to call it something, so for now on, I'll refer to it as the "ranch".  Or maybe "da ranch", like they call them "da Bears".  So, what's going on at "da ranch"?  A whole lotta planning and nothing else.  So far, I've spent maybe 3 grand on trips and such on da ranch, but only a few hours on da ranch to show for it.

Well, one part of the planning is where to put down roots, so to speak.  It should be on the highest point, I would think.  Just in case there's any flooding that ever goes on da ranch, I will hopefully be high and dry.  In order to assure this, I've been studying topological maps for my area.  Indeed, the thing that probably made me most happy about the last trip to da ranch was that I think I've got a location for my abode, as it is on the highest point on da ranch.

Now, for the hardest part, which includes physical labor.  Yep, I'm a gonna to have to work my tail off on da ranch.  I'm going to make that car port, or I should say "canopy", because it is now going to be nothing more than a well anchored tent.  To even get that much done is going to require some labor, don't ya know.

I've got my drill, but that's not going to get this done.  So, I've been looking for some parts to make this work.  I've lined up some of them, but I'm looking for more.  You see, when I do go out there. I want to be sure as I can be that those danged holes get drilled and filled.

So, when I get back from the dentist, I'll be sure to line up those things and do some other things so that I'll be ready for my next trip to da ranch.

Friday, October 24, 2014

What causes suffering?

An open ended question, there.

Perhaps it should be defined first:

: to experience pain, illness, or injury

: to experience something unpleasant (such as defeat, loss, or damage)

: to become worse because of being badly affected by something

Some of that is emotional pain.  The cause of physical pain can be readily identified.  Some of the definition is subjective, then.  If something is unpleasant, that is subjective, as one's pain may be another's pleasure.  To become worse is also subjective, because others may take it as an improvement.  But physical pain cannot be denied as an objective reality.

For the purposes of discussion, the subjective part of the definition is where the question lies.

Your suffering is literally in your own head.

 I can literally tell a story about that one, but won't.  It is the truth, though.  Suffering is just in your head.  All of it is a state of mind.  That state can change in an instant.

Shakespeare wrote something to the effect that nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so.  Oh, yeah.  Thinking makes it so.

No, this is not postmodernism I'm referring to nor advocating.  I'm advocating the use of reason.  But that isn't entertaining.  It is boring.  And that makes me mad and I suffer for it.  Yuk, yuk.

F-Bombs for Equality

Oh, how cute!  There's an ad featuring little girls dressed up as little princesses and they are dropping F-Bombs left and right.

This is the kind of thing that gets attention, don't you know.  The video went viral.  I have to shake my head.  Nothing reasonable will see the light of day, but a little girl being exploited like this goes viral and makes money while doing it.  All in the name of equality!  It's for a good cause! /sarc

I hate bullshit, but it doesn't matter.  The world seems to love it.  What can I say?

"The Simple Closing Message: Americans Deserve Better Than This"

Didn't I say something like this before on this here blog?  I know that I've thought of it before, or something like it.  It went something like this:  Why is it that our government seems to hate us?  Well, even if I didn't write anything like that, it's well worth quoting this:

October 23, 2014 9:30 AM

Recent events tied a bow around a simple, powerful, and true closing message for Republicans running for Congress this year: The American people deserve to be treated better than the way their government treats them.

People who like their doctors and health insurance deserve to keep them. Our veterans deserve care in a timely manner. The American people deserve the truth about illegal immigrants released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They deserve straight answers from the Centers for Disease Control, and when a promise is made, it should be kept. Americans deserve a secure border, and when there is overwhelming support for restricting flights from countries with severe Ebola outbreaks, the option deserves careful consideration, not arrogant dismissal.---
By Jim Geraghty

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A new idea forgotten already

I've got CRS syndrome.  "Can't remember shit."

This was supposed to be a new topic called Seinfeld posts, but I'm forgetting it.

Okay, here's something fast from the Coyote Blog.  To make it short and sweet, the Obummer kids are doing what crashed the real estate market the last time and gave us the Great Recession.  Yep, they loved it so much, they are coming back for seconds.

The trained seals will go back and reward them with political offices, just like the way we got Obummer.

Obama a Republican?

What a controversial statement.  Let's look, er, seriously at the question.


He owns the GOP.  They give him everything he wants.
The Supreme Court is allowing same-sex marriage.  The court has a 5-4 conservative edge, it is said.
Michael Bloomberg ran for NY mayor as a Republican
The Chamber of Commerce favors amnesty.  That has to mean that the GOP really favors it too.
Romney said Obama is a nice guy.  That means they are good friends, wouldn't you say?  Cheney called somebody on the left an asshole, so that's the kind of talk you look for.
The GOP won't repeal ObamaCare.  And Obama says it's a GOP idea anyway.
Democrats are running away from him.  That should be the clincher.  But wait, the GOP isn't running away from him.
The GOP House voted for taxes on the rich.


Obama says Fox isn't a real news network.

Oops!  Sorry!  Can't think of anything else.  Looks like Obama is a Republican after all.

Campaign finance reform

Sure, I think there's a chance for that.  But not a very good one.

One reason is that the idea of reform really doesn't mean reform, but advantage.  The left propagates their ideas this way.  All reforms go through them, at least according to them, and all benefits also accrue to them.  Reform is just a form of self-aggrandizement of the left.

If the left were really serious, they'd want to downsize the spending, period...

The way to do that is not with public financing of elections.  It should be clear to anyone that whoever controls the purse strings controls the activity.  If the government controlled the purse strings, they control the speech.  This is just a way for the left to get total control of speech, just as they have it on major media and in the schools.

How to downsize the spending?  Just don't allow organizations to raise money for political candidates.  Whatever a candidate got should have to come from an individual.  To keep rich individuals from dominating politics too much, just prevent them from donating more than a set amount in any given election cycle.  The latter is already being done, but it should be expanded to include all spending from any individual.  For example, an individual could be limited to a couple thousand bucks total spending in any given election cycle.  A millionaire can only spending a couple grand.  That's it.

How would they run campaigns, then?  No money?

You could use the internet and word of mouth.  Money isn't absolutely necessary.  But money does give the opportunity for the few to gain far more influence than what they should have.

Organizations should be banned because organization overwhelm the individual.  We should keep the individual supreme in this culture.  I fear that collectivism  could overrun this culture after all.  Keep this quote in mind and its source, which the left likes to call evil.

In order to achieve the widest possible distribution of political power, financial contributions to political campaigns should be made by individuals alone. I see no reason for labor unions–or corporations–to participate in politics. Both were created for economic purposes and their activities should be restricted accordingly.---Barry Goldwater

With respect to the Ottawa gunman...

It caught my eye that he changed his name to a MUSLIM name.

So, if you change your name to a MUSLIM name because you are a MUSLIM, then why can't you change your name to a CHRISTIAN name if you convert to CHRISTIANITY?

Of course, I'm thinking of BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, who has a MUSLIM name, but hasn't changed it to CHRISTIAN one.  So, why isn't he considered MUSLIM?

Secondly, why weren't the GOP nominees for President all over this?  We do they let themselves be muzzled into silence over the MUSLIM name?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Leo Rojas El Condor Pasa

English translation based on the Spanish:

Oh majestuoso Cóndor de los Andes,
Oh majestic condor of the Andes
llévame, a mi hogar, en los Andes,
take me home, in the Andes,
Oh Cóndor.
oh condor,
Quiero volver a mi tierra querida y vivir
I want to go back to my beloved land and live
con mis hermanos Incas, que es lo que más añoro
with my Inca brothers, this is what I yearn for most
oh Cóndor.
oh condor

En el Cusco, en la plaza principal,
In Cusco, at the main square
wait for me
para que a Machu Picchu y Huayna Picchu
vayamos a pasear.
so that we can go for a stroll
in Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu


What the heck?  I know Simon and Garfunkel's version, but this seems more authentic.

Government should do more about Ebola

And guess what?  They are.  But nobody seems to notice that they caused it to happen.

Now they get to manage it and be the white knights that are rescuing us from it.

Trained seals, every one of you.

Who ya gonna trust?

Like the Ghostbusters song, who ya gonna call?

Here's a list of new sources who are the most trusted and distrusted.  Ah, the list shows that the MSM is the most trusted.  People are just trained seals, that's all there is to it.   No wonder we end up with a guy named Barak Hussein Obama as president.

You could have truth biting you on the ass in this culture, but you would never know it.

Relativity and Perspective - by Robert Ringer

Relativity and Perspective - by Robert Ringer

man is the only living creature who can laugh at himself. He can choose not to see every problem, every injustice, and every adversity as a life-or-death matter.

Yes, and if you lose that ability, you may be on the way out.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Time pressure is on

The quickie posts.  Each morning, I scan the news for what's going on.  I try to find something to write about, and it gets later all the time.  Finally, an idea latches on, but it is getting late.  I get an idea to post, but the idea can only get so much attention is such a short time.

Same thing happened just now.  I am seeing a pattern, or maybe more than one pattern.

First one may be the Monica Lewinsky anti-bullying campaign.  This one strikes me as a form of "shut-uppery" coming from the left.  Drudge ruined her life, she says.  Oh.  So now Drudge has to shut up, I suppose.

The next one may be about this race mongering coming from the left.  Funny how all that works.  If you oppose them, then you are racist; but their policies favor everybody but the white folks.  Somehow it is shameful to be white, and you are racist even though they ( meaning the left and their followers) benefit from their own racialist policies.

The race mongering is similar to how the class conflict works.  Somehow, the rich liberals aren't rich and the non-rich conservatives are "for the rich".  The finger pointing is a great dodge, a great PR ploy.  You don't have to be a victim of class warfare as long as you say the right things and point at the "other guys".  You are "sensitive", those other guys are neanderthals.

What does it all mean?  It's just a fight over money and power.  They get to pretend to serve, but only seek to serve themselves.  That's all it is.

The first thing to understand about Ebola is that we don't understand very much about Ebola

American Thinker


Think you understand Ebola?  Think again.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Next Big Future: Updated Prospects for Commercial Nuclear Fusion

Next Big Future: Updated Prospects for Commercial Nuclear Fusion: Commercialization Targets for Nuclear Fusion Projects LPP Fusion (Lawrenceville Plasma Physics) - the target is to make LPP Fusion with a ...


Rather comprehensive rundown of all the approaches to commercial fusion power.  Nice job.

A little different tack

This may turn into one of my new category posts---Seinfeld posts.  A few preliminaries:
  • My reward for contributing to Focus Fusion came in--- it's a signed copy of Eric J. Lerner's book.
  • I want to remember that I gave some thought of converting my van to an RV.
  • For some strange reason, business has been slow.  This is supposed to be the busy time of the year.
Okay.  Now for the main event.  Some dude at CNN is saying that Obama is a successful president.  Yeah, but what he's successful about is something of which not to be cheerful.

But that's not what caught my eye.  Instead it is this:

President Roosevelt famously said about Social Security taxes, "with those damn taxes, no damn politician can ever scrap my Social Security program." He was right. Americans came to expect this as a benefit because of the taxes they paid, while millions of elderly Americans soon came to love their monthly pensions—as did middle class families who felt relief from having to shoulder the entire responsibility of taking care of their parents after their retirement.

Wow.  That comes close to stating what the left's intentions have been all along.  Destroy the family.  This is what the writer admires so much.  The Death Cult gets its start right here.

I will be using my Social Security money, if it still exists when I get old enough to receive it.  But I wonder if those who invented this program realize that it may also be helpful in overthrowing it.

Want a fairy tale?

Then read the Autobiography of Malcolm X.  That's a real fairy tale, there.

In that fairy tale, the white man is the evil troll that oppresses the virtuous black race.  The virtuous black race is a metaphor for the "girl" locked up in the castle guarded by the evil troll, as pointed out in my previous post.

This fairy tale is presented over and over again in all of Western Culture---ie. it's higher institutions of "learning".  I know because it was on the reading list when I was in a certain class in the university.  The "virtuous" purpose of it is to destroy the evil troll so that the virtuous princess can be set free.

Now, if you read the book mentioned above, you see where we're going as a culture.  That's why I call it a Death Cult, for it's our death that they wish.

Ebola is just what the doctor ordered, I suspect.

Who are blog readers?

That question could be answered by looking in the mirror.

I read blogs.  Why?

Dissatisfaction mainly, with the other forms of information available.

But the dissatisfaction may be spreading to blogs, too.  Why?

Perhaps it's a type of unreality that I think I'm seeing.  People want to hear fairy tales.  They sure get them from the major media.  A lot of blogs seem to be getting that way too.

People want to hear stories where the good guy wins, gets the girl, and walk off into the sunset and they live happily ever after.  In this world, the bad guy wins.  The girl remains locked up in the castle, guarded by an evil troll.  Now, all of that is an oversimplification perhaps, but there's truth to it.

So, a dash of reality doesn't sell.  It doesn't work in getting that audience of overgrown kids to come by and buy what you're selling.

I may be wasting my time here.  That's why I am a little short of words lately.  I'm thinking that I've put up some good stuff here.  Is it all a fantasy of mine?  I think not.  It was supposed to be based upon things that are being done and could be done if those things were taken to their conclusion.

But those things won't be taken to their conclusion because the troll guards "the girl" locked up in the castle.

Solutions exist, but the fairy tales come running so that the kids never grow up.  It's all in the plan.  You're not supposed to grow up.  You're supposed to always be a kid.

Maybe that's why I read blogs.  How to whip that troll interests me, but the solution to that isn't in me.  It may not exist anywhere, because the world sure doesn't want them.  The fairy tales told by the troll is what they'll listen to.

But what I've got ain't no fairy tale.  I don't think it is.  I think what theirs is the fairy tale and this stuff is the real deal.

Some of those bloggers are starting to look a lot like the trolls guarding the girl in the castle.  I don't have no solution for that.  Bummer.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Struggling today

Yeah.  The words, the inspiration, the drive--- all missing.  Don't know what gives.  It's almost as if suddenly, I don't care.

Which is weird.  Let's say, I'm weirded out.

I finished my items pretty early yesterday, and I can't come up with more.  It's almost as if the entire project could have become too easy.  But I haven't done a thing, yet.  If there's any problem is that I'm spending too much money.

Maybe those problems just don't seem so daunting, and I'm slipping back into contemplating my navel.  By the way, contemplating one's navel means an over concern with self.  The thing to do about that is to get into action doing something meaningful so that you thoughts don't come back to yourself and your own little corner of the world.  Sucking one's thumb is closely allied with the phenomenon.

That's what people do, I suppose, when life gets a bit too easy.  They'll start contemplating their navels.  When that happens, trouble could soon begin.  Either they will slip into drug abuse ( turning inward ), or to crime ( turning outward ).  Life is so easy that some type of stimulation is needed in order to deal with the boredom and lack of meaning.

Perhaps I exaggerate the significance of what I'm trying to do.  Or I misunderstand what's really going on in the world.  Still, if I'm right about half of it, that's something.  The past record leads me to believe I'm right better than zero and less than one hundred percent.  All self-kidding aside, my track record is good enough for me to believe that I'm not too far off the mark.

That's all.  I don't know if anybody will pay attention or get what I'm saying, but that's all, just the same.

Fast Food, but the healthy kind

This is an idea that I was thinking about just now, and so I am committing it to "paper" so as not to forget it, which I am prone to do.

When I was a teenager in school, I worked in a health foods shop.  At that time, I didn't care anything about it other than to make a buck.  Well, the more things change, the more they stay the same.  I need money, and this is an idea that might work so that I can move out West sooner rather than later.

The idea is to make a food-on-the-go type establishment.  Fast health food, if you will.  I will use crops grown on my own farm and I will take them to town and sell it to the I-10 travelers.  Will it catch on?  Who knows?  I won't need much, so if I sell just a little each day, I may be able to make it.

The pen is truly mightier than the sword - Batman (1989, T. Burton)

But you might want to duck when the machine gun bullets start flying about.

Scoping out the blog for "Best of" posts

A list of the "Best of" posts via a search in reverse chronological order:

Okay, that's enough.  I've gotten through all the posts of this year, starting from January first.  Quite a variety, I'd say.  It's exhilarating to read through some of this stuff, but frustrating at the same time.  It is frustrating to be so powerless to change anything.  Perhaps that, more than anything else, makes me want to do something that I can do, as opposed to dreaming about something that probably will never be.