Sunday, October 19, 2014

Death Of A Planet

The below is a false color map of Mars taken by MOLA, the Mars Orbiting Laser Altimeter. Because of MOLA, we actually know more about Mars topography than we do of Earth.

The darker the color, the lower the altitude.




We now know that Mars once had a large ocean (the deep blue at top) and a useful atmosphere.

So what happened?

That huge dark blue crater was caused by an impact from a very large something. When it hit, it literally blew the Mars atmosphere into deep space. Without an atmosphere, the ocean rapidly "boiled" away into space.

I am told that the shock waves from the impact radiated away in all directions, meeting at the opposite side of the planet, creating the solar systems largest known volcano, Olympus Mons. It's not at the exact opposite of the impact crater, mass concentrations here and there slowed some of the shock waves, causing the volcano to erupt off-center.

And these shock waves were mind-boggling. They were like massive Tsunamis on Earths oceans, thousands of feet high, but consisting of dirt and rock instead of water, lifting and destroying everything on the surface as they sped around the planet,  to meet in yet another tremendous cataclysm where Olympus Mons is now, a twelve-mile-high monument to that day.

If there was life on Mars at the time - and there most likely was - it was most certainly extinguished almost instantly on that fateful day.

There is a fanciful theory that the Martians, seeing this monster of an impactor approaching,  built one or more - possibly many -  lifeboat spaceships and headed for Earth, giving Earths indigenous lifeforms a jumpstart to civilization.

Maybe the Martins were already here, and were a part of a two-planet civilization.

True of not, it's good stuff. It would make a good movie.




Friday, October 17, 2014

Gateway Boulevard



The government has been building this massive overpass a few miles east of Terrell (TX) for the last couple of years, modern, totally up-to-date, eight lanes wide, servicing what will be a divided four lane hightway, one that jumps over the railroad tracks and US80.























This image, from Google earth, shows that millions of dollars and two years of work has ended up with  this "overpass to nowhere". It is in a north-south orientation, and the new signs just erected say it is called "Gateway Boulevard".  That makes a bit of sense, since in America avenues generally run east-west, and boulevards run north-south.

But Gateway? From where? To where?

The upper bit of road that swings west turns into a narrow two lane access road that was used to transport most of the material needed to build this thing. Other that that, in both directions  this overpass leads to nowhere.

Remember a few years back they were talking of a proposed high speed truck route from the Mexican border to Kansas City? It was to haul freight from Mexico's "proposed" all new deeper ports designed to handle all the traffic from China, and then using Kansas City as a transfer point to everywhere else in the U.S.

Now I wonder if there are more of these new road structures dotted up and down the landscape from this one, eventually to be a part of this once proposed truck route.

If Mexico is building those new ports, they will shut down all our west coast ports that cannot service the newest freighters that draw too much water. Goodbye tons of jobs in L.A. and San Diego and who knows where else.

Yessir, Looks like our federal and state governments are doing their very best to protect American jobs and industry.

Maybe I'll search with Google earth and see if any more of these things are being built along a general north-south direction

Maybe not... I'm just curious.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Third Ebola Patient In Dallas







Now we have two secondary infections  caused by the Nigerian Thomas Eric Duncan, the man that brought the disease to us. We are told there will be more, since almost 75 nurses and aides were exposed to this despicable cretin who lied about having been exposed to an Ebola victim.

He carried his dying sister to the hospital twice in Nigeria, and lied about it when questioned at the airport.

OK, so he is/was a liar. Many more will lie  to gain entry to America and its vastly superior health system.

Is this now an epidemic?

When the rate of secondary infection from any disease is less than one,  the disease will die out. If the rate of secondary infection is more than one, it is then considered an epidemic.

With this new confirmed case of Ebola, the rate of secondary infection from Duncan is now more than one.

Figure it out for yourself.

Will it become a pandemic? That's the real question here.

But don't worry, the CDC says they have it all under control.

Riiiiight.


Wednesday, October 01, 2014

GREAT! Just Frigging Great!


DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed that a person in Dallas definitely has the Ebola virus. Tuesday’s official determination makes the patient, now isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the first diagnosed Ebola case in the United States.


The above demonstrates a gruesome reality in today's medical  community. Way too many of our "doctors" should have had to repeat more than just one year, and many whose only options were to troll places like nursing homes for patients should have been washed out in the first place.

I think maybe those shown ended up at the CDC.

They are telling us to wash our hands and that the Ebola virus is spread only through bodily fluids.

So if nobody sweats, spits, coughs, pees or poops on any surface you may touch, and any food that was prepared by strangers that ends up on the dishes and flatware you may use - or put in your refrigerator - is handled only by people wearing gloves, masks and containment suits, well, hey... no problemo!

I'm sure most of you have watched as a bartender sloshed his dirty glasses in a  sink of murky water and wondered just how clean those glasses really got...

Restaurants are no different.  Effective cleansers and sanitizers  are expensive.

Seriously, just how insanely stupid are the gatekeepers? To let people in from an area aflame with a deadly disease?

And if a cure is found by today's profit mad drug companies, imagine how expensive it will be.






Saturday, September 20, 2014

Last Of The More Obvious Indicators

Sort of like watching the ocean recede Waaaay out... just before the tsunami hits.




The super-rich are looking to protect their wealth through buying record numbers of "Italian job" style gold bars, according to bullion experts.
The number of 12.5kg gold bars being bought by wealthy customers has increased 243pc so far this year, when compared to the same period last year, said Rob Halliday-Stein founder of BullionByPost.
"These gold bars are usually stored in the vaults of central banks and are the same ones you see in the film 'The Italian Job'," added David Cousins, bullion executive from London based ATS Bullion.
The bars which are made from pure gold and are worth more than £300,000 each at today's prices of $1,223 (£760) an ounce. (From today's' Telegraph)

Yep... the super-rich are converting to gold. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why. Paper money everywhere is about to collapse.

 If all your financial reserves are in paper, good luck.

At least you won't have to buy toilet paper for years to come.


Friday, September 19, 2014

The Birthing Pains Of Poverty

Ours.


With our present immigration polices, our country can be like
 this in short order.

The poor, uneducated, untrained and disease-ridden people streaming across our borders by the millions are coming from places like the above. They are coming because they want to share in the prosperity we have created for ourselves.

Unfortunately, they do not want to become like us. The vast majority of them want to keep their own languages, their own cultures, their own form of laws and government, their own heritage.  They just want what we have, things they cannot create for themselves in their own countries, so they're coming here to take it from us.

What they want to keep is what put them into poverty in the first place. Besides bringing themselves, they are bringing their culture of poverty and ignorance with them. And they are coming in such massive numbers they are impacting our prosperity in a hugely negative way.

There has always been just so much to go around, even in the once hard-working America. We have always had our own poor and downtrodden to contend with... long before the first illegal slipped across our border.

The conditions for prosperity are fragile. Sure, there might be some abstract sense in which the world would be a better place if everybody could just come to America and cash in on our hard labor and effort.

" But you start bringing in waves of actual people, people who are poor for actual reasons, and they bring those reasons with them, then the result is they will be  better off, certainly, but we won’t be."*

The United states federal government estimates we now have over 50 million "refugees" imported from failed states and failing nations. These millions have displaced millions of Americans in their homes and jobs, because the truth is that we never did have 50 million jobs begging to be filled.  The real and ugly truth is that for every immigrant who found a job, an American lost one.

Every  "refugee" we have allowed entry receives all manner of government support... Free schooling, free medical, rental assistance, food stamps - the list is long - and all paid nowadays by our massive national debt.

And  every American who has lost their job to an immigrant - legal or illegal -  becomes yet another welfare recipient living off the working taxpayer. This vicious cycle will soon collapse the system.  

Then watch as the barrios, the ghettos and the slums grow exponentially in America.

We are facing a calamitous and massive invasion by the uneducated, untrained and diseased masses from states and nations that do not want them. If this is not stopped and reversed, America will collapse. 

If you know someone who actually believed the ludicrous statement that there were jobs Americans just would not do, remind them it was made by a spoiled rich boy elite who never had to truly work for anything in his life, Bush the Lessor.  No doubt dear little George would rather starve than actually have to pump out  septic tanks for a living.

*For a more in depth discussion on this go to "The right Stuff" at

 http://therightstuff.biz/2014/09/17/the-great-immigration-debate/

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Another Obligatory Post

This time on the 2.8 million dollars "our" government spent trying to find out why lesbians are fat. It's in the news everywhere.






They are fat because they eat too much. The same exact reason anybody else is fat.

See? I could have saved the taxpayers 3 million dollars.





Saturday, September 06, 2014

Granny Rides Again

I enjoy visiting Yellowdog Grannys blog. There is always a large batch of posters designed to inflame the average liberal who is always too busy to check facts.

One of her latest:




Anyone, after reading this bit of  far left propaganda, might want to blame Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) for all those Kentucky woes.

Hmm. Let's look at that poverty rate. It's not "still 19%", it has gone up to 19.4%. Why? Well, 67% of their coal mining jobs are gone. That would certainly mean less jobs, more poverty. Where did those jobs go?

Now for a few of those pesky liberal-ignored facts:

The Sierra Club, on their web site, is doing some serious bragging about having helped to shut down 178 - one hundred and seventy eight - coal fired plants in the last few years, with the intention of seeing 345 - three hundred and forty five - more shut down ASAP.

And who is shutting them down? Our very own EPA under the direct orders of Barak Obama, who has directed the EPA to do so by using Executive Orders and bypassing Congress.

That's why Kentucky has lost 67% of their coal mining jobs, Fewer coal fired plants, fewer coal mining jobs required. More unemployed, more poverty. Funny how that works.

If Obama and his EPA stooges have their way, Kentucky will lose 100% of their coal mining jibs.

But that's not my point here.  Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell had nothing at all  to do with the loss of 67% of their coal mining jobs. That has been caused by Barak Obama and his deep green lackeys at the EPA.

Something to consider:

With 178 of our nations coal fired power plants shuttered, our reserves of electrical energy is at an all time low. If Obama and his EPA succeed in closing the remaining  345, this nation will not have enough electrical energy to make it through an average winter.  There will be many places with no heat and no lights, not for just a few hours, but for weeks at a time.

Remember:  This clueless president and his fanatical green followers at the EPA are replacing the plants they are closing with nothing but hot air about greener meadows and bluer skies.


Some boring facts:

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 The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the electric reliability organization certified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to establish and enforce reliability standards for three major electrical interconnections serving the United States, issues a reliability assessment each year.

 NERC estimated in November 2012 that the United States would have 966 gigawatts (GW) of electric supply capacity available for the summer of 2013. NERC estimated that about 786 GW would be needed to meet projected peak electricity demand and determined that another 117 GW should be available in case of supply outages or extreme weather (known as target reserve supply).

The United States has 63 GW of capacity above and beyond the NERC target reserve supply. The level of above-target capacity varies by region: some areas have significant excess capacity and others are more constrained.

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The above  estimates were as of 2012, when many of the now-closed coal fired plants were still in operation and on line.

Our reserves are now much lower, and if Obama and the EPA have their way, we will soon have no reserves at all.

Oh... You say you're not worried? That your furnace runs on natural gas? How about that big blower motor that distributes all that heated air out throughout your house?

It needs electricity. Lots of it.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

We Lose The Oil To China



Not in America. Not an American pipeline, and no American
workers. No oil for America either. 

As mostly retired President Obama continues to block the Keystone pipeline, the Canadians have decided to build their own pipeline to a British Columbia port, where the oil will then be onloaded to tankers bound for China.. 
NEW YORK – With the increasing importance of oil sales to the Canadian economy and the Obama administration’s continued blocking of plans to build the Keystone Pipeline, Canada is moving ahead with the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project, a pipeline to expedite the shipping of land-locked oil reserves in Alberta to China.
Great day for America! As Obama and his administration continue to sow the seeds of an energy policy that benefits anybody except us, we in turn can look forward to higher and higher fuel prices, which - of course - means higher and higher prices for everything, as we watch our dollar continue decline in value.  
Calgary-based energy giant Enbridge received the approval of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government June 17 to proceed with the construction of the $7.3 billion Northern Gateway Project pipeline.
The damage this president continues to inflict on our economy and our nation without consequence is appalling.

Things are much worse than this simplistic cartoon would
suggest. There are NO viable alternative fuels that exist today 
capable of replacing oil and natural gas.
And the government knows this.

But us old duffers that can see our own end on the horizon won't have to deal with most of it. It will be the young idealistic simpletons, the welfare parasites,  the mostly insane climate lunatics, the millions of illegal border jumpers and all the greedy short-sighted businessmen that voted him into office - twice - that will reap the disastrous results of never thinking anything through.

But what the hell... every generation has to learn from its own mistakes.

Problem is: This generation hasn't even begun to realize the mistakes they have made and are still  making. They are absolutely convinced that everything they believe - that every opinion they profess - is  totally correct, and anyone who dares disagree with them so completely wrong, ignorant, out-of-touch, and so far behind the times they cannot ever see that shining city, that citadel of diversity, up there on the hill. 

With a contemptuous sweep of the hand, they brush off a billion man-hours of  history and experience,,, as if none of it matters, as if they have - somehow - transcended the level of existence the rest of us had to slog our way through.    

Sadly, most of them will not be capable of admitting they were ever wrong about anything, even as they learn to exist in the refuse of what will be a third-world nation, unaware victims of the real war of civilizations, a war they absolutely, positively, adamantly and viciously refuse to believe even exists.

It must be a quite self-satisfying trip to go to bed every night believing everything you said and did that day was just the right thing for humanity, believing that the world is a better place because of you and your actions, and the only reason the world is not a perfect place today is because of, well... everybody and everything that disagrees with you. 

As expected, they will find someone else to blame,



Friday, August 22, 2014

Obligatory Post On Ferguson





Fred put it best:

"Methinks there cometh three horsemen of a sorry apocalypse: First, blacks are again rioting, looting, and burning. Second, the media are as usual lying, interpreting, concealing. Third, swatted-out heavies of a bush-league police force knock reporters around, arresting them for nothing, and refusing to reveal their identities. We are seeing the birth of a nation."

I have no idea what really went down in Ferguson. But I realize that rioting, burning, and looting - again - is a tactic that has just about run its course. America grows weary of this sort of lawlessness. 

This is what I expect:  If that cop is guilty, we will hear about it for years. If that cop is innocent, this incident will vanish into the night, never to be mentioned again.

Fred says another thing we should consider:

"We need to realize, but will not, that blacks are a separate people, self-aware and cohesive. They have their own dialect, music, and modes of dress, which they value. They name their kids LaToya and Keeshawn instead of Robert and Carol because they want to maintain a distance from whites.

The races spring from utterly different cultures. Compulsory integration is thus a form of social imperialism in which whites try to force blacks to conform to European norms. Blacks have no historical connection at all to Greece, Rome, the Old Testament Hebrews, Christianity, the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, to Newton, LaGrange, or Galois, to the philosophic tradition of Thales, Aquinas, Schopenhauer, or Hegel. Nor do Eurowhites have roots in Africa. No commonality exists.
"

However, according to the liberal mantra, there is no such thing as "race", We are all just humans - all the same - physically and intellectually. The only criteria, the only standard we can use to determine differing personal outcomes, is opportunity or the lack thereof.  A naked blowgun wielding bushman hunting monkeys in New Guinea - if given the same opportunities Einstein had - would have also developed the theory of relatively.

Who really believes that?

Fred concludes:

"Ethnic mixing doesn’t work, gang. Not Moslems and Parisians, Irish Catholics and Protestants, Shias and Sunnis, Indonesians and Chinese, nor even New Yorkers and Alabamans. We think it should work, insist that it will, punish those who observe that it doesn’t. Yet still it doesn’t work. The greater the difference between groups, the less well it works. If we realized this, and let people do as they choose, the country would be much better off."

Ferguson is yet another example of that.