Saturday, December 27, 2014
videos and movies 4
how to 4
sugar observation 3
Basic Concepts 3
A comparison week to week with last week suggests a turning of sorts. Back to the core principles, if it could be distilled down to its most basic elements.
New "Best of" finds:
3554 Amun, a $20 trillion dollar rock
No! Say it ain't so! We really do have a boom going, don't we boss? Don't we??????????
The boss wouldn't lie to us, ever! It's all the GOP's fault for being such meanies.
Well, that's the state of this country right now. They really expect good things to result from this nonsense.
These people need to get away from the propaganda. Well, that's one of our problems.
On the other hand, they might be like me. I'd say this past year for me personally wasn't all that bad, but I don't measure my life in dollars. If I did, I'd say 2014 was a really bad year. In sum, I'm working harder and getting less to show for it.
But I feel good that it could have been much worse and wasn't. Perhaps that is too rosy scenario-ish.
I don't think the political situation is anything to be optimistic about. In fact, things have taken a turn for the worse.
Economically, things look like they're getting better, but I think that is an illusion.
People will likely think I'm a grumpy old man, but I think it is only because I don't fall for the bullshit.
Friday, December 26, 2014
"declining wages cannot support an ever-expanding mountain of debt."
Guest Post: We Just Enjoyed the Last Christmas In America
That's what we have: a price war.
Saudi Arabia Ready For $20, $30, $40 Oil
Kirk Sorensen: Oh yes, I can give you a great update because I was at a conference in Nashville just two weeks ago and one of the representatives from the Chinese Academy of Sciences was there. He gave a presentation, showed us where they were at, what was going on. It was really clear to me that they are making tremendous progress. I saw pictures of test loops. I saw pictures of lithium separation cascades. I saw pumps and heat exchangers and fuels and all manner of things under development. So yes, I mean, they are—...Energy is the master commodity. Everything else depends on energy. And if you do not have an energy supply that is reliable and sustainable, you are putting your entire nation at risk...Other people are doing it. The United States—we have discovered every part of this. We really, really ought to be at the forefront.
Not much that's new here. What didn't get mentioned was that our government suppresses this research. It is suppressed by the regulatory regime. If that were to change, it may be possible to get investors interested in this. As it stands, it is too risky.
It is not risky because the tech is risky. It is risky because the government is making it impossible to do business. It is risky in terms of business risk. The tech is good, but it cannot be developed as long as the regulations remain as they are.
Our regulators need to be more like Canada's.
I suspect that there is a pattern to the hysterias that suggests a deeper motive. What's the motive? Break down bonds of groups. Cops are a distinct group, well trusted by most people. The cops have emotional bonds to each other and to the larger public. Those bonds are inconvenient to our elites. Our elites are certainly trying to reduce the legitimacy of cops in the eyes of the public.
If this is true, you have to ask yourself how did these people manage to reach elite status? People who would do such things belong in jail.
On this subject, as well as just about any other, have you ever wondered why a thing was the way it was? The same is true about popularity.
I think that people don't care about principles. They don't care about being right or correct about anything. This must be true. I know there are people who I'll lose with that statement, but screw it! People just don't give a shit. ( excuse my French ) That's the dirty rotten truth.
There was this girl that caught my eye. She was with the pop group ABBA.
So, I studied this pop group ABBA. There was someone who stated on a video about them that very few can make it on their talent alone. In other words, it's about gimmicks. They showed all the gimmicks that ABBA used to make themselves successful. Not that they lacked talent, but their talent wasn't overwhelming nor would just stand out on its own. They needed something extra.
As I mentioned, I got interested in ABBA today because I noticed one of the girls who fronted the group. Actually, the thing that got said about her ( Frida ) was that she was a "natural", and it was the other girl ( Agnetha, I think, the blonde ) who was a bit shy and reserved and needed to be boosted up a bit. Anyway, I thought about this and how Frida seemed to be shunted to the back, and the other girl boosted up front. Why? I think it was because Frida would dominate too much if this wasn't done. By equalizing them a bit, this helped the group work better than it would have if Frida had dominated it the way that she could have. I think Frida could have been sensational, but she was held back.
They spent a lot of time on their costumes and presentation, too. This is the kind of thing that I would totally ignore. I think of it as irrelevant, but no. For some people, this matters more than the content itself.
This reminds me of what Terry Knight, manager of the 70's rock group Grand Funk Railroad, once said. He said that there's no such thing as bad publicity. Bad publicity can get you out there and known. If you relied solely on your talent alone, you'd never make it. Grand Funk made it for being a "bad" band. Supposedly, they lacked talent. The critics hated them. Parents hated them. I know my Dad did. Terry Knight didn't care about stuff like this. He used this to help propel them to the top. The bad publicity didn't hurt Grand Funk. It might even had made them.
I think I'm learning, albeit at a very slow pace. But it won't likely do me much good. I care about principles and truth. Not necessarily a thing that can be made "cool", unless somehow something changed. Don't bet on it. You will need the gimmicks.
Focus Fusion December report.
Tungsten cathode nears completion.
From: "LPP Fusion Team" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: LPP Fusion Report December 23, 2014-Corrected Version
Date: Wed, Dec 24, 2014 10:31 am