Saturday, November 8, 2014

Recap of last week's posts 11/8/14

Those that got the most hits this week:

I'm going to say none because nothing seemed to stand out this past week.  This week, there was the election and the GOP retook the Senate.  Yay. /sarc

The week ended on a sour note as I've got a real pain in the rear.

Some of those that have made the hit parade and I didn't know about until now:

Witness (7/9) Movie CLIP

Late start today

Well, not exactly.  I've been puttering around doing a little of what I can do in the early hours.

But I'm not up to par.  Didn't sleep well because of a pain in the backside.  Yep, I've got one of those.  Arthritic tailbone discovered in an x-ray exam a couple years ago is the likely suspect.  I might have aggravated it on the job last week and it isn't coming around.  Don't know if I'll take off a few days to see if that will help it feel better.  May have to change some sleeping habits too, so that I will favor it a bit.

This may impact my trip out to da ranch.  I certainly hope not.  It's getting mighty close to the time that I should be getting ready for that trip.  One of the things I did while puttering about was to check my owner's manual for my generator.  I need to know what kind of oil to buy for the 2 cycle engine.  Check on that one.  The other thing is to make a grounding cable and rod, which didn't come with the generator.

By the way, yesterday I found two bolts in the trash.  These will be useful for making my cross beam for the canopy.  I can drill in at about a 45 degree angle, place the bolt in, and add cement for a permanent job.  Also, I was considering changing my building plans yet again to get something that will be constructed on each trip out there.  As of now, it will be permanent.  The new plan is just to make the holes and the cemented block permanent.  Each time out, I will place the PVC in the holes and make the canopy.  Each time I leave, I will take the canopy down.  This way it isn't exposed to vandals or thieves.

Posting may be light.  I've got things to do.

Friday, November 7, 2014

How do you reason with a lunatic?

You can't reason with a lunatic.

But how do you know when someone is truly nuts?  I think it is when you can't reason with such a person.

If a person states something is truth and will not brook any dissent on the matter, there's no reasoning with that person.  Is that person insane?  How do you answer such a question?

Let's say that two people see the same event.  There's a discussion about what happened, and one of the two persons declares that his version of events is the only one that is correct.  Someone who was not a party to the event and did not see it, would have to make a judgment about who is right and who is wrong.  How do you do that when one of the people will not listen to any other version of events?

Perhaps that is not a good example.  There has to be some standard of evidence and verification of accuracy.  For the example above, if one person truly has a problem perceiving what actually happens in front of him, his words are not reliable.  Or perhaps both of them are unreliable.  How do you judge that?  The only way to judge that is to submit to some standard of evidence.  But if you declare that your standard is the only one that matters or counts, you may be a little off your rocker.


If you are going to make an assertion about what is truth, you need to be able to back it up.  If you are going to assert that what you say is unvarnished truth, you have to be a little bit off your rocker if you are going to expect to be believed provided that you don't have the evidence that is clearly and reliably in your favor.

So, what I'm getting at is the possibility of something that I didn't want to believe.  But the evidence seems to be there that someone may be a little bit nuts.

I have in mind someone, but I won't mention who that person is.

The big weenie is coming to an anus near you

Now that the GOP has got a majority, they are going to try to pass something called "corporate tax reform".

This is a big hoax.  It should be called the big corporate giveaway.

Look, corporations are big enough and bad enough already.  They don't need help.  The people need help.  If anything, raise taxes on the corporations.  Regulate the crap out of them.  Don't give them any more breaks, they've got enough.

With the money raised from higher taxes on corporations, you can cut taxes on the little people they oppress.

Yep.  This is how the left can be a really big help here.  But watch them and see if they close ranks with the right on this and screw us all.

Why progress isn't guaranteed

Another link from Instapundit:  What he's got there says that Adam Smith was the greatest self-help author EVAH.  But I notice that nobody's interested.  What?  Nobody's interested?

I don't know the premises of the book, but what I do know is that Adam Smith said something to the effect that free markets will improve mankind more than if you arrange the society in such a way that the those who care more about human welfare are running things.  That is to say, if you let people alone, they will do more to help themselves than if the government is telling everybody how to do things.

Why is this the greatest self-help idea around?  It empowers the individual and tames the state.  The state is the biggest impediment to human progress.  Radical idea, huh?  Well, that's how the government operated for much of its earliest history and how the USA became a great nation.  That we have abandoned that and are pursuing the big government model is the reason why we are going down the tubes.

I don't hold much hope that this bunch of politicians just elected are going to adhere to that principle.  They think THEY are the answer.  But they are most likely going to be the problem.

Nobody's interested because it's not entertaining enough.  Bread and circuses, ya'll.  Bread and circuses.  That's all you care about.

Why did the Democrats lose badly? Maybe because of things like this

Link from Instapundit.

The Unbearable Lightness of Feminism

The left is interested only in themselves, not in serving those who they claim to serve.  Here's a quote that illustrates that perfectly:

The professional feminist is not there to help women, but to promote the agenda of the institutional left. She will turn campus rape into a political cause while criticizing every rape prevention measure, from a rape drug detecting nail polish to self-defense for women, for not dealing with rape culture. Stopping rape doesn’t interest her. Exploiting the abuse of women to fight a culture war does.  [ emphasis added]

Take this quote and apply it across the entire left wing and you get what the Democrats are today.  They don't help anybody but themselves while the country goes down the drain.

That's my take.

What will the GOP do?  There are those who are optimistic about them, but I am going to watch them and see if they don't do the same damn thing.  You can't trust politicians, no matter how good they make themselves sound.  That's why we have checks and balances.  Eventually, they will go too far.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Immigration: The New Battle Ground – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

Immigration: The New Battle Ground – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

Morris says Obama is getting close to croaking himself and the Democrats.  This will be felt in the 2016 elections, he says.

D-day at da ranch is 3 weeks away

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When I refer to D-day, I'm referring to a deadline.  I'd better have my pooh pooh together when I go out there.  But I don't.  I'm still working on the drilling plan.

The latest plan involves digging only about 8 inches or so.  It will include removing the first 4 inches of topsoil, and placing the concrete form around the hole so that the concrete will stabilize the PVC into the hole.  The PVC pipe will be Schedule 80 three quarter inch at the length of about 8 feet.  This will leave 7 feet above ground, 1 foot below.  If the hard pan is deeper, I may have to dig deeper to get to the hard pan.  The form must fit onto the hard pan.  I don't think it will be too much deeper than 4 inches, although it might be as much as 8 inches.

The hole will be an inch in diameter and may have to be reamed out with the auger bit.  This should result in a tight fit into the hole.  In order to facilitate drilling, I will prepare some "drilling mud" by using the Bentonite.

The PVC pipe will stand straight up from the hole into the air about 7 feet as mentioned.  I will attach elbows to each, with a "tee" connector in the middle post.  Each post will be approximately 8 feet apart and connected in the manner just described.

After thinking upon this plan, what could improve it?  I am thinking of adding some 4 foot rebar that will fit inside the pipe and descend into the hole.  In addition to shoring it up at the ground level, I was thinking of adding a brace that will help hold up the cross section.  The "tee" and "elbow" connectors are not likely to be strong enough.  To assist, I will place a one eighth piece of PVC pipe that will connect the post at ground level and reach at about the middle of the cross section.  This will aid in the support of the "tees" and "elbows".

That's where I am with the drilling project.  I have ordered all the PVC pipe, plus a little extra, as it turns out.  I still need the rebar.  While I am at it, I need a few other things still in order to round out the list.

Election analysis

You know what, folks?  That ain't my thing.  Sure, I like to comment upon politics, but to really understand it, you have to stick with people who know it better.  It ain't me.

No, the go to guy for this will be Dick Morris.  I know people have problems with Morris, and so do I.  But it is his business.  It isn't mine.

He got this election pretty much right.  He didn't get 2012 right at all.  So, I figure he's batting about .500 in the last two elections.  That's not bad in baseball, but in politics?  Close but no cigar doesn't work in that business, I suspect.  You'd better be right more than half the time.  So, he's a bit on probation at the moment.  Still, his analysis is probably going to be better than mine.  I'll go with his.

Now, for Ann Barnhardt.  She's so anti-paradigm that you can't fit her into any analytical pattern except one:  she's hates them all.  Hating them ain't analyzing them.  You can't be constructive if you're going to hate their guts.

As for me, I'm going to work with the cards I'm dealt.  I may not like them, but they're the only cards I'm going to get.

That's why I still vote.  Yes, the GOP isn't really any better than the Democrats.  But one thing that these corrupt bastards understand is when they are out of a job.  Don't give money to them for doing a bad job, and don't vote for them if they don't listen.  That's what I did.  It isn't much, but I figure it's something.  It's the cards I've been dealt.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Quickie post---solar oven

From the Field Lab blog

He's cooking a whole chicken cornish game hen in his solar oven.

ParaPundit: Central Banks Spend $200 Billion Per Quarter To Keep Markets Up

ParaPundit: Central Banks Spend $200 Billion Per Quarter To Keep Markets Up

I think what he means is that other countries' central banks are propping up the markets.

The funny money isn't confined to the USA, apparently.

Also, the globalists cannot let go.

So much for averages

When it comes to being "normal", numerical averages may not be the ticket.

I'm referring to the weather.  The weather is a big topic nowadays, except they call it "climate" and talk about it's changing and how that's bad.

Most everybody who's "normal" just cares about whether or not it rains or is sunny.  I'd like to see some sunny weather when I go out west.  Seems like every time I go out there, rain is a factor in one way or another.

This month has had more than it's share of "normal" rainfall, and it is only 4 days old.  I'm getting a bit concerned about this, as the rain may force me to stand down on my plans to go out west and do some work out on da ranch.

Maybe I ought to call it da lake instead.

Or da mudhole.

The silly season is officially over

Now that the politics are behind us ( for now ), life can go on.

And so here it is...

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This goes into the post hole subtopic thread in the off-the-grid series...

After a lot of thought, I bought some PVC pipe last night.  Plus some fittings.

If I hadn't mentioned, I got my generator.  I've got all of my drill bits ready.  I need a grounding rod for the generator, plus I need some oil, as it is a 2 stroke engine.

The plan for digging is flexible.  It largely depends upon how things go out there.  I could go with shallow holes, or as deep as 29 inches.  I feel some confidence that things will go well, as the hole could be shallow, and the idea could still work.  I am a little bit worried about the strength of the PVC, though.  May add some rebar, but haven't decided on that yet.

If the drilling is pretty easy, I may go the full 29 inches.  If not, I may go only about 8 inches or so.  That's a lot of flexibility, I'd say.

Nearly all the purchasing is done.  Almost ready to make the trip.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Vote today

It is the one thing that we have left.  Don't give it up, nor should you neglect it.  Vote.

My recommendations for Texans:

Vote against everything, or leave the ballot blank for that proposition or nominee.

For those who have earned your confidence, vote that way.  As for me, nobody has, and nothing has.  So, I will vote AGAINST two nominees who richly deserve to lose.  Those are:

Governor race:  Wendy Davis, and

US Senator race:  John Cornyn

I will actually do something that runs against every fiber of my body, and that is to vote FOR Cornyn's Democrat opponent.  I don't even know who this is.  Anybody is an improvement over this FRAUD.

Centralization v. Decentralization

One thing that you may get with solar and wind is a decentralization of energy sources.  This could be profound, because it could lead to the decentralization of society as well.

But the left requires centralization, so this is a contradiction.  The same goes with the right:  nuclear power is by definition centralized.  It has to be centralized because of its nature.  So, if nuclear power is developed, the society remains centralized and may become even more so.  This too, is a contradiction.

What to do?

I think both.  People should never lose touch with their "primitive" side, while developing newer and better ways of doing things that are considered primitive.

Consider a world in which machines can do all of our work for us.  Would we really want such a society?  On the other hand, consider a world that devolves back to an earlier level of development.  Would we want such a society like that, either?  I don't think we should.

So, for people who cannot work in a modern high tech society, we could have the more "primitive" ways of being---growing your own food and living off the land.  For those who can work in the new modernized world, let them keep doing so.  This could lead to a bifurcated society, and perhaps it could lead to some conflicts along the way, but that is for a different discussion.  To me, it would be better to continue our long progress from the "swamps to the stars", as Ronald Reagan once said.  By the same token, we should never forget our heritage and who we are.  There's a danger that this may happen if this transhumanism goes too far---as it might in a high tech society that depends too much upon their own inventions.

Next Big Future: Coal is Still Dominant and no solution is being sc...

Next Big Future: Coal is Still Dominant and no solution is being sc...: Far East and African demand for energy will be realized in majority by coal in the next 25 years. Majority = 60%, in this case. This is n...


Isn't it ironic that all that these anti-fossil fuel and anti-nuclear power people have accomplished is to make an old dirty energy source even more dominant than what it already is.  But that may have been the plan all along.

There's an alternative and it has existed for forty years---molten-salt reactors.

If they really cared about a solution to a carbon based energy source, they'd be enthusiastic about this alternative.  But they're not.  People who latch on to what these people are saying are simply living in a daydream.  Yet it is those who support molten-salt reactor tech who are considered to be the dreamers.

Then dream on.  Somebody's got to win.  But if you've got to win, molten-salt reactors are superior and will give superior results.  Nobody's going to tell me otherwise---I've checked it out.  If you really care about the environment and the economic future of mankind, you'd check it out too.  If you did this honestly, you'd have to agree.

Molten-salt reactors are an alternative

The word hasn't gotten out, or the anti-nuclear lobby has removed this from her list of options.  She defends the fossil fuel industry, which is a good thing, but she longs for an alternative:

Developing alternative and clean energy are great goals and ones I wholeheartedly support. But raising the cost of living and lowering living standards for all of us, including the world’s poor, is not the answer. Stop jumping the gun on fossil fuels and focus on developing alternatives. ---Julia Morriss

Molten-salt reactors are laboratory proven and have been for forty years.  But we can't have them because of antiquated and misguided nuclear regulatory policies.  This should be the focus, the reform of the regulatory agencies, not the development of a non-sequitur such as solar and wind energy.  Neither the intermittent quality of wind and solar can power a modern high energy society.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Home again 11/3/14

Didn't really work late, but traffic kept me out there longer than I would like.  So, what else is new?

I got my generator.  It is almost comical what this thing says it can handle.  Just about nothing!  I think it can handle my drill, though.  One of the few things that it can handle.

Frankly, that's about all I got it for.  It can charge a 12 volt battery as long as ampere hrs are below 40.  I don't know what that means yet, but I'll be finding out for sure.  Just now looked it up.  A typical car battery has more amp hrs, I think.  Yeah, this may not be good for much, unfortunately.

The alternative was to rent a better one and then pay the rent, which is probably going to more than what this thing cost. So, I get to keep it and use it for digging these post holes.

But that idea is still in germination.  I thought about it today.  Looks like there are considerations that I hadn't considered, don't ya know.

Update a short time later:

That reminds me, I checked out the claim that women's hands are a little different from men's.  It's sorta true, but not to the extent that the claim said.  Some women did have ring fingers longer than index fingers, but the weird thing was that it wasn't on both hands, but just one of them.

Michelle Obama might be a girl after all.  But, there were a lot of other claims besides the hands.  But she probably skates on the hand test.

Raise chinchillas? Hah, hah, hah!

That was Wishbone's response to the idea of mine to raise chinchillas at da ranch.

When he laughs, I'm like the EF Hutton commercial--- I listen.  Then I do the opposite.

Well, looking at the proposition, it will be somewhat daunting.  As if the project wasn't daunting enough as it is.  I need to get started early on it because time is not on my side.  That is to say, if I go out there 2 1/2 years before I get my government cheese, I may not have enuff money to live on.  There's that word again---money---will I ever get free of it?

I could always wait for the government cheese, but that takes time, and I don't have a tremendous lot of that left either.  Either way, it seems, you lose.

I figure that to raise 50 chins a year, I need 25 females.  That's two babies per female per year.  You'll need about 5 males to do the honors, so to speak.  That's a total of 30 chins.  That won't be cheap, nosirree bob.

That's 5 breeding pods, if that's what they're called.  If each breeding pod can be had for $500, that would require 2500 bucks for the necessary animals.  I'm thinking you won't get off that light.  But, I haven't looked into it yet.

It could be that the animals are going to be too expensive unless I find another way to do this.

Dems Pin NC Hopes on Black Vote

Free Republic

This one reminds me of a joke, but was said with a straight face, so it really wasn't a joke.  It was said that Bill Clinton was in North Carolina to plug Kay Hagan.

Bwah hah hah!!!

Might want to rephrase that.

Seriously, black people should reexamine their support for Obama.  If black folks knew that he was married to a man, they'd find it hard to support the dude.  Black people don't go for same sex marriage.  They are being told over and over again that they should be for him solely because he is black.  So what if he's black?  This is not a good thing that he's doing.  That's what the black folks should be looking at.

Will they?

We'll see.

I try to point out certain things to people sometimes.  I told this story to a black man at work once.  Do you know that you can commit all sorts of crimes and the solution rate for those crimes is going to be lower than if you rob a bank?  This should tell you where the priorities are for this government.  They are going to catch you if you rob a bank.  Kill somebody, and who cares?  That's our government.

That story goes with the story about how they'd rather quarantine horses than quarantine people.  Horses are worth money, but people?  'Nuff said.  You either are going to get this or you ain't.

Elbert Guillory: "Why I Am a Republican"

Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) explains why he recently switched from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party. He discusses the history of the Republican Party, founded as an Abolitionist Movement in 1854. Guillory talks about how the welfare state is only a mechanism for politicians to control the black community.

Guillory gives a short history lesson of the Republican Party.   This may not be a bad idea, if the forgotten principles of freedom are brought back into being.  If I may make a suggestion:  bring back homesteading.  The government controls millions of acres of land.  Give it back.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Why Are the Senate Races Close?

One word:  money.  But everybody seems to focus on something else.

Money drives everything.  Big money runs the GOP and the DNC.  If you don't recognize that, you won't ever figure it out.

Money drives the big blog sites too, if the truth be told.  Money controls everything.  The only way to stop money is to stop depending upon it.

I'm trying to do that, but saying and doing are two separate things entirely.

Life ain't no bowl of cherries

At least it ain't for me.

Not that I'm complaining.  To me, it's just a statement of fact.  It looks like my bentonite experiments aren't working.  Sometimes, stuff just doesn't work.  That's happened to me a lot.  It could well be that this experiment in going off-grid won't work.  Nothing new if it doesn't.  This blog was supposed to make money, but it hasn't.  Par for the course.  Not that I'm complaining, you see.  It's just the way things are.

If things don't work, you just go on to the next thing.  At my age, there will be fewer and fewer of these.  That's life too.  Not complaining, just acknowledging reality.

"The Real Story II" Barack and Michelle Obama The Unholy Phony Couple

Hussein gets raked over the coals pretty good here, but he doesn't say that Michelle is a "he", not a "she".

I always thought this guy was bad, but he's far worse than even I thought. The question is now: does it even matter? What would the public think if these items became more well known, or maybe they already know and don't care.  Maybe we'll find out something on Tuesday.

My Family Talk :: Solid Answers :: Physical Differences Between Men and Women

My Family Talk :: Solid Answers :: Physical Differences Between Men and Women

Confirms that the men's hands differ from women's.  There's something there, all right.  More here.

Evidence Michelle Obama Never Gave Birth To Malia & Sasha

One more link to finish up.  No evidence of the kids being born.

Is this proof?

It would be a bombshell if it were to be widely known.  But first of all, you have to be sure that it is indeed true.  In this video, Obama may have told on himself when he referred to his wife as "Michael".  The context clearly shows that he was referring to Michelle.

Scientists try to predict number of US Ebola cases

AP News

This week, several top infectious disease experts ran simulations for The Associated Press that predicted as few as one or two additional infections by the end of 2014 to a worst-case scenario of 130.

If it gets to 130, we really are in big trouble.  Why?  It's in the math.

There's nothing else to say but that's incredible

Michelle Obama is a man.  A convincing video follows:

It is said that this is making the rounds:

Seriously, if this has been known for all this time, why didn't the candidates that opposed Hussein bring this fact to light?  Are they really afraid of the media and the left that much?  The evidence is there.  You have to watch the video yourself and be convinced.  Over 2 million people have seen this video, so it can't be that big of a secret.

There's a possibility of a hoax here, I suppose that must be kept in mind.  But Michelle Obama really does have big shoulders.  I noticed that much myself.   There's plenty more though, that I didn't notice.

There's an education in watching this video.  Certain characteristics of anatomy cannot be hidden and are dead giveaways for a man posing as a woman.  Michelle Obama is a drag queen.

h/t Knowledge is Power and  The Obama Sutra dot com

Hmm. Change of plans in order

The PVC pipe ain't cheap.  May change the plan to 10 ft. rebar, 1/2" in diameter.

Look at this:

Ten pieces of rebar is a little over 50 bucks including tax.  About 60 bucks for the pvc and fittings if you exclude the pieces substituted with rebar.  That's 110 bucks total.  Still not really cheap, but could do the job.

Kaci Hickox Was A ‘Disease Detective’ For The CDC

Free Republic

There's a comment on the Freeper site that I want to highlight.  It shows, I believe, the lying that we are being subjected to:

If I wish to import a horse into the United States from Liberia or any African country other than Morocco, the horse needs to undergo a 60 day quarantine period at a USDA approved quarantine facility prior to mingling with the general population of horses in this country. Africa has a disease called African Horse Sickness that does not exist in the US; this is the way we have kept it out of this country.

African Horse Sickness does not cause disease in people, only horses; our government has determined that it would be devastating to the US horse industry if it were to come here.

The United States (and virtually all other countries) require a myriad of tests and often quarantine prior to bringing in a foreign animal.

I can’t legally cross state lines in the United States with a horse or cow without a health certificate signed by a USDA accredited veterinarian stating that the animal has been inspected and found free of infectious disease.---
Editor, Lewiston Morning Tribune

Incredible.  We can quarantine animals in order to protect commercial interests, but we can't quarantine people for public health interests.  Beam me up, Scotty!  No intelligent life here!

Stop the madness and vote out the bums on Tuesday.