Saturday, September 19, 2015

Something screwball is going on

I'm checking it out right now.  It may be some sort of virus.  Yeah, that popped up again on my tablet.  I'm wondering if there's something but the antivirus says it isn't anything.

Seems like I remember some screwy things before on my smart phone.  Well, that's covered now, and it isn't reporting anything.

So, this is a warning to be on the lookout on this blog.  The tablet warning of a virus came when I visited this blog.  How a virus could have gotten in, I have no clue.  This is a blogging platform.  I have little to do with how Blogger runs its blogging platform.  I assure everyone that it didn't come from ME.   But then again, somebody may want to attack this blog in order to harm it, or discredit it.

Not that anybody reads it, but this could be a reason why.

Who knows?  Again, I'm checking things out.  If I find anything, I will let you know.


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Changing a tire this morning

Oh, boy was that fun. /sarc   It's not that I don't know how to change a tire.  I used to work in a tire store.  Nope, not that.  It's that I'm so out of shape that to actually do something anymore like this is really tough.

But I did it.  One of these days, I may have to do it on the road.  I've done that too, but this was a bitch.  Even more than it ever was.

I suppose I could have called for help, but that is too wimpy.

Next time, I just might.

Update:

Ran down to the tire store and got it fixed and put it back on.  Handled!  Now, for what I was going to do this weekend.................


Obligatory, 9/19/15

Guess I missed the GOP debate.  Googled it up and watched the first part.  No need to go past the first question!   Trump kicked ass.

Look, you may not like Trump, but attacking him only makes him stronger.  Ignoring him doesn't work either, because I don't think he is going away.  This is good because he will not be overwhelmed and he will have to be engaged.  Since he is talented enough to make billions of dollars, maybe that will translate into results for the nation.  If not, it will become obvious enough that then he can be truthfully said to have been beaten.  But right now, the dude looks unstoppable.

If the GOP establishment wants to beat Trump, they have to raise their game several notches.


Friday, September 18, 2015

Home again, 9/18/15

Today, I pulled out the trusty hand held GPS.  There are many, many locations on the property that I've marked.  Yet, I don't know the boundaries.  There's one more pin to find, and it may well be the hardest one to find out there.  Using the locations that I already know, I am extrapolating to a point that I think will be the last boundary pin to find.

Gave me something to do during the slow periods, which weren't many.  The week was rather busy.  If it were not busy, then something would definitely be wrong.

I've got an idea for building, but I don't want to expound upon it yet.  Leave that for manana, senor.  It will include ( maybe ) filling up bottles and using it for insulation filler.  ( that may be a dumb idea )  Bottles may be too big.  Have to measure and see.

Seems like I'm getting the itch to go out there again.





Obligatory, 9/18/15

Why use the term "obligatory"?  I resolved to write every day if I can.  If the only thing I have to write is but a few sentences, then I will post that.  It is obligatory if the blog is to keep going.  Otherwise, it will stop, because the habit will cease.  I want to keep the habit of writing, you see.
It's been a busy week.  That's good because it will assure a bigger check than otherwise.  It may be bad in terms of this blog because I cannot write as much.

Things are not perfect, but whatever is?  I'm content that things are going about as well as one can expect, all things considered.  No, I'm not talking about the BIG PICTURE.  That is not good, but this isn't about that.  It's about my own little part of the world.  It's not much, but I like it.




Thursday, September 17, 2015

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower

Just admiring the guitar work.

He may have flubbed the lyrics a bit, though.

Back home, but not along the watchtower.  Just in the same old place.



Quick post before I go, 9/17/15

Yeah.  I lose a lot of material that I could post about.  The day's activities see to that.  So much to do, so little time.  If you find this annoying reading about my complaints, just remember this:  I had a donate button up for a very long time.  Nobody donated ( except my brother, who I won't count ).

If I didn't have to work, I could write more.  It might be better if I worked shorter hours, but less money means financial troubles.  I'm sort of caught in a dilemma, there.

A few things I'd like to expound upon, but can't
  • I'm coming to a judgment about what ails us in this society.  BTW, it may not be what you think.
  • I'm still thinking of my move out west.  I haven't given up.  I won't give up.
  • I haven't forgotten about high tech issues.  There's just not enough time.
  • The Heisenberg Principle and Blogging.  A humorous observation.  At least I think it may be funny.
  • Possibly some old war stories.
  • Ideas about how to improve the blog.  Not that this would get anybody's attention.
Yeah, bitch, bitch, bitch.  I really try not to complain at all.  But my nature is to bitch.  So, if you don't like it, don't get me started.  Believe me, you haven't heard nothing yet.


The Beatles - Nowhere Man

Doing my Ed Sullivan impression:  "And now, The Beatles!"  I don't know if that is how he said it back then, but I remember it.  It wasn't this song that was performed on the show, though.  Nope.  This song is saying something about nothing.  Or nothing about something.  Or what have you.  Hey.  What's it all about?  Ask the Nowhere Man, man.




Obligatory, 9/17/15

Yesterday was a very long day.  Got home a bit late so there was no posting at the end as I went directly to bed.

As for the truck, it may not be as bad as I feared, but that is under review at the moment.  The boss at the repair shop thinks the motor is sound.  He may be right, and if he is, that will be good news.  The thing I'm worried about is whether or not the engine is about to blow.  If it isn't, that's very good news.  But I'm not so sure.

One thing that's sure:  it's not running right.


Market commentary, 9/17/15

A few things to note first before talking about the action yesterday:

The markets are paper markets.  Prices may not have that much to do with reality, but are being manipulated.

The markets are very deceitful.  A lot like our society has become.  The media takes part in the deception.

Okay, that's all I can think of for now.

As for the market action, it was the same thing.  A rally on low volume.  It looks like it may recover from the last selloff after all.  In other words, bullishness may be returning.  Why?  Have things really improved?  It's the same story as it has been all along.  Easy money, but slow hiring.  The slow hiring gives them the excuse to keep rates low, but this only encourages the market to send prices higher.  But there's a disconnect.  The higher prices on the market aren't necessarily leading to a lot of new jobs.

When there's a rally on low volume, what does that do?  I think it brings people back, and then the volume returns slowly.  But what's going to happen when there's talk of a rate hike?  The bullishness gets less ebullient.  It may take a rally on high volume in order for the Fed to start raising rates.  Even then, the market will continue rising.  That's what happened in 2000 when the market peaked.  They'll start saying its different now and that the higher interest rates won't matter.  The disconnect will become such that all the dumb money rushes in and the smart money leaves.  Then the bears will take it down.

At some point they'll have to raise rates.  They cannot forever keep money easy.  If the market cannot rise on its own, it won't support higher rates.  But is that a reason for higher prices?  What price would it take for people to feel confident again?  They're pumping up the bubble in order to make people feel confident, but the confidence is an illusion because it isn't based upon real conditions.  It's fake.

And people are happy with the fakery as long it seems to work.  But one of these days it will stop working because it isn't real.

I think people are being sucked in so as to fleece them.  It's a con game.

Scrooge!  Yo' time is up!



Wednesday, September 16, 2015

While I have the time...

Translation:  A quick one before I go...

Just got off the phone with da boss.  I will work in a car today and maybe for awhile.  In the meantime, I will go to the shop again and check it out once again.   Not expecting good news.

But that is not the subject of this post.  Just 'splaining what's up.

A few thoughts:

I call people stupid and weak, but I am not so strong nor intelligent either.  That's really not the point.  It's Dunning Krueger on the civilizational scale.  The whole civilization has gone incompetent and in failure mode.  At least I admit my failures and weak points.  Not all the time, though.

Not Dunning Krueger?  Civilization is fine?  Then call me a jackass, and I will laugh right along.

I write this little ditty because the audience is leaving.  I don't care, but please turn out the lights before you leave the room.   Bwah, hah, hah!

I can laugh because the joke's on you and you haven't gotten it yet.  But even if I'm wrong, and the joke's on me, I can take a joke.  Can you?



"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

George Orwell.

You may note that Trump is blunt.  He tells it like it is.  If he isn't electable, the country isn't ready for him, or anyone like him.  But, eventually, the country will be ready for revolution if things continue as they are.

Better to have one with an election than with guns, doncha think?

I like to comment upon politics because it is the one place where you can be a complete jackass and still succeed.




Market commentary, 9/16/15

This one may be a new feature.  Kind of a daily commentary on the disaster unfolding on the large in order to match up with the disaster unfolding closer to home.  A bit of gallows humor, there.

But I suppose that nobody is amused.  Oh, well.  You can't please everyone, so you just please yourself.  That's a Ricky Nelson song, by the way.  Who's Ricky Nelson?  Maybe old timers remember him, and well, I am certainly one of those.

I've seen a few market downturns.  It looks like this one is still on.  The market sells off on volume, and rallies on low volume.  Of course, with the paper money regime we now have, the plunge protection team may intervene if things get a little too hairy, but the general, overall theme is down as best as I can tell.  It looks like a rally now, but a look at the volume is unconvincing.  Well, so much for my less than expert opinion.

Here's a chart for your perusal:



I have mixed feelings about a bear market.  I am positioned to maybe make some money if it falls hard, but it isn't going to be as much as I thought even if it does happen.  Maybe it would be better if the market behaved well, but nothing behaves well anymore, or so it seems.

A word of wisdom, if you are generous enough to call it that, and I am, cuz I like to have certain illusions about my abilities--- the market is a dangerous place.  My exposure to it is limited, quite limited.  Perhaps yours should be too.  The market is a casino right now.   The casino always wins.  In the end, they'll get all your money if you keep playing.




Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Home again, 9/15/15

I must be dyslexic to a certain extent.  I keep want to writing that it is 6th month instead of the 9th month.  Get it?  That's not really a joke, okay?  I really do that a lot.  Especially when I am a bit stressed.

Today started off okay and then went downhill.  By the end of the day, I kinda figured my van was kaput.  It may well be, or maybe I'm overreacting.  Well, the van figured a lot into my plans.  If it doesn't make it much further, plans will have to be changed.

Another thing before I forget:  the videos I put up don't seem to have a long shelf life.  If they're mine they do, but if they are someone else's-- fuggedaboutit.  Another reason they may not be working?  Don't know if it is just my machine, or it could be a lot of machines like that, or maybe it's a software issue.

There..Are...Four...Lights!

Something's wrong with the video player, so I'm reposting this for the fourth time, but as a new post.

The internet service was unavailable for awhile as well.  No, I'm not claiming anything is happening as a punishment.




Truth is its own reward

If you can find it, that is.  Very early in this blog, I wrote that the truth is a slippery thing.  What I meant by that was that you may think you've got it, and believe that you got it, but you don't really.

If it is the truth that you are after, you will find it eventually.  It may be a difficult path, however.  It may be fraught with real dangers, as there are those who don't want you to know what the truth is, because in finding it, it will be a threat to themselves and they know it.

The threat comes when there are those who will punish you for doing what is to the best of your knowledge to be right.

I think people aren't facing some truths out of being just plain stubborn, and this is what makes me say that they are being stupid.  The stubborn nature isn't strength of character if the cause of it means that it doesn't heed reason.  Eventually the truth will out.  Refusing to face up to the truth won't change what is false into the truth no matter how much force you bring to bear against it.

That's what we seem to have today.  These people think that their wishes will make things true when their wishes have nothing to do with it.  It will prove itself if it is worthy.  Otherwise, it will fail.

 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Oxygen content is declining

but very slowly

This is evidence that burning fossil fuels is depleting the oxygen in the atmosphere, according to the link.  However, we don't have to worry about it making much of a difference in breathability.

No, it does appear that human activity is doing something to the atmosphere, after all.  This only puts the question back to where it was when I started in terms of the carbon dioxide increase being attributable to human activity.  It doesn't prove anything else.


No wonder the Kennedys were shot

Read this and see why.  If someone slapped me like that they had better be ready for a fight.

Update:

Just read Barnhardt's latest.  No, I'm not being influenced directly by that in writing this.  No, I'm not trying to impress her.

When Pres. Kennedy was shot, my Dad said in response to the news said --- "good".  That might sound pretty mean, but the Kennedys weren't universally liked nor admired.   I don't think any lefties were worried about the wellbeing of Reagan.  As a matter of fact, some government employee did say something about the attempt up on Reagan's life and was fired for saying it.  This person sued and won.

I think my emotional state is getting shall we say, a bit challenged by the turn of events these days.


These people are stupid and weak

 Hungary braces itself for massive surge of up to 30,000 migrants in just ONE DAY from huge Serbian ‘push through’ – as Germany admits it may take in record one million this year.

You can stop this if you wanted to.  The failure to stop it is stupid.  The fear of what people may think if you did do it, and use extreme measures, is weak.

It's not only "adios, America", it's also adios everybody in the West.  What fools.

The so-called "right wing" should rise up and overthrow them if they are that weak.  Maybe the so called "right wing" either does not exist, or is so weak itself, it can't nor will do a doggone thing.


Obligatory, 9/14/15

Yesterday, I noticed a post on Behind The Black, in which the discussion was about the absorption of carbon dioxide in the Southern oceans was higher than thought.  I had nothing to comment upon at the moment, but it has developed enough in my mind for me to want to comment now.

Number one, the absorption of carbon dioxide shouldn't be taking place if the Earth is warming.   Basic chemistry.

Number two, if the oceans are unexpectedly absorbing carbon dioxide, could it be that their presumptions are wrong?

Three, have any of these people ever decided to check the oxygen levels?  I never read about this changing.  If the changing in carbon dioxide levels are coming from human activity, it should also show up in the oxygen levels, should it not?

Four, should anyone be impressed with all the money and expertise going into climate research?  What if they are barking up the wrong tree, so to speak?  Shouldn't they be researching why there were ice ages and warming periods as opposed to jumping to the conclusion that humans are changing the climate?  Maybe the climate can change without our help, and our actions are really not that significant in terms of changing the climate.  After all, the climate changed without our help for eons before we showed up.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Art of the Donald | The Weekly Standard

Jay Cost

One way of putting this article could be that Trump's beauty only runs skin deep.  His deficiencies are the uglies that run to the bone.

Once the money guys really get hold of him, he will be toast, or so it is believed.

I think there is a human element involved here which is being continually overlooked.  I think anything can and maybe will happen.

One thing to remember:  if Trump isn't the nominee, the GOP can't win.  They need him.


Another perspective on Iran nuke deal

American Thinker

It is in the interests of each party, as opposed to the interests of the country:

The welfare state requires a dependent underclass.  The warfare state requires a feared enemy.
The Dems want the immigrant voters and the GOP wants the national security voters, it is theorized.


Update:

It reminds me of how the Roman Empire fell.  Nobody cared about the Empire, only about their own interests.  If nobody takes care of a thing, it goes away.

Bush the Elder said that he increased taxes in the early 90's not because of his own interests, but the interests of the country.  So, it looks like statesmanship is punished and politics is rewarded.  If  Rush really cared about statesmanship, where was he in 1992 on those tax increases, which he opposed?

Not necessarily mentioned in order to defend the Bushes, who have shown the tendency to divide their own caucus against itself, though.  Only that there's plenty of blame to spread around.

Update:

If the "warfare state", as it is described, needs national security voters, then why would they think that they deserve those votes after giving in so easily to the Democrats?  In other words, why should these voters be taken for granted?  Also, why should those who care about national security give these people their confidence after a fiasco like this?


Inexplicable? Not hardly

Once again, I turn to the Limbaugh show, where he complains about how the leadership has lost its patriotism, and how the Iran "treaty" passage is "inexplicable".

But Limbaugh explained it himself in his second book, See, I told you so.  He described Gramscii in that book, so he is fully aware ( or should be ) of what the left is up to.  It is nothing other than propaganda, which is to control the minds of the population, meaning US.  The control has made it through the ranks, and may well include, in some cases, none other than El Rushbo himself.

In order to demonstrate through art what the left is doing, let's turn again to Brave New World.   In particular, that part of the movie in which the Savage is made to look ridiculous.  There is a counterpart to that in the real world.  It is the movie made by the comedian Bill Maher, which is titled Religuous.  Just as the filmmaker character in Brave New World makes the savage character look ridiculous, Maher makes religion look ridiculous, all to the approval of the "controllers" or our own Brave New World.

Hence, people are led to believe in AGW, but not in Christianity.  Maher throws in the other religions as well, but the one about Christianity is the real target.

Thus, it is quite easy to explain what has happened, as Limbaugh described himself in his second book.  The left has hijacked our culture and is turning it into what they want it to be.  They are succeeding tremendously well, just as the hijackers did on 9-11.  How this can be a mystery to Limbaugh as to how and why this happened is a mystery in itself.


Who are the "Oath Keepers"?

There's a writeup in the Christian Science Monitor (CSM) about the group.  Upon reading it, I am understand the very strong impression that the editorial staff strongly disapproves of the group.

That doesn't leave a good impression on me about the CSM.  They quote the SPLC, which is like quoting Satan about what the truth is on any subject.  The SPLC are a bunch of friggin' commie pinkos.

So, who are the CSMers?  Looks to me like a bunch of kooks.

I would join up if I could.  But I don't appear to be qualified.

There was a book mentioned "Mindwar".  This may warrant a closer look.  A look at the link leaves the impression that it isn't the same thing or the same person mentioned by CSM.  Mindwar is available on Kindle for free, it appears.

The book appears to be right on target with what is being practiced on us by the MSM and their bosses, the Democrat Establishment, along with their flunkies, the Republican Establishment.  In other words, it is an appropriate response, which of course explains the SPLC's reaction.

Update:

I just read something on a leftist site on the subject of the Oath Keepers.  It is rather amazing how the left is demonizing them.  What is even more amazing is that they quoted the guy verbatim, or it seems, not even bother to correct him, and what he says appears to be 100% straight arrow stuff.  Yet the leftists pretend to be horrified by them!!!  wtf

Update:

I'm digging further into this, and what strikes me once again is how the left accuses others of what they do themselves.  The leftists are accusing Oath Keepers of being into Mindwar, which is a book about military psyops.  Actually, from what I've reading of the Mindwar text so far, is that it is being practiced upon the American people by the left themselves.  This goes back to a paper written by Gramscii many, many years ago.  It's basically about how the communists can subvert a society and overthrow it without having to fire a shot.  That's precisely what the left is doing this very day.  Black helicopter stuff?  Maybe, but it is out there, and has been out there for a long time.  Nothing really new, here.