Tuesday, July 31, 2012

NIMBY... If You Don't Mind

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Think you have neighborhood problems? The above is what some Icelanders have to  contend with in their backyards.

I prefer our present heatwave to something like that, although I gotta admit having an erupting volcano across the street would be far more exciting.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Another Woman With Delusions Of Power

Farmers in Fauquier County are planning to bring their pitchforks to an Aug. 2 hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals to protest the arbitrary treatment of one of their own. On April 30, Zoning Administrator Kimberley Johnson sent Martha Boneta an official cease-and-desist notice for selling farm products and hosting a birthday party for her best friend's 10-year-old daughter on her 70-acre Paris, Va., farm without a special administrative permit.
Johnson threatened to fine Boneta $5,000 per violation if she did not stop the alleged unlawful activities within 30 days. In doing so, Boneta's fellow farmers say, Johnson stepped far beyond her authority. They're supporting her appeal before the BZA because they rightly fear that left unchecked, this infringement on one farmer's freedom to make a living will spread to other agricultural enterprises like a dangerous pest.


$5,000 fine per violation. Insane.

Read the whole article, it's not long, but it shows what can happen when some broad with a hunger for power and control gets up and running like this Kimberly Johnson. They do not give a whit about the rules. They do not give a damn who they hurt. Their only goal is control and power over others. A good place to find these types is in city and county administrative positions, where they feel invincible.

Another place is apartment complexes that have female managers. They can be vicious. I suspect a few of them even get sexual satisfaction from such abuses of power.

I'll just bet you've run into one or two.

Fauquier County definitely needs a new Zoning Administrator.

Harbinger Of Things To Come

If you're smart, there's one of these in your near future.

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Northern India's power grid crashed Monday, halting trains, forcing hospitals and airports onto backup power and providing a dark reminder of the nation's inability to feed a growing hunger for energy as it strives to become an economic power.

While the midsummer outage was unique in its reach - it hit 370 million people, more than the population of the United States and Canada combined - its impact was softened by Indians' familiarity with almost daily blackouts of varying duration.


Well now. What caused this calamity? More and more Indian citizens can now afford energy hungry air conditioning, and they were all using their units this particularly hot day. Boom... down went the overloaded system. They simply demanded more power than their system could provide.

What's generally not known is that 40% of India's one billion citizens don't even have electricity, that India doesn't have the power producing capability to provide for all of it's citizens... something the United States has been able to do for decades.

Wait until that mad woman Lisa Jackson at the EPA and her glorious leader Barak Obama finish shutting down all our coal fired plants. We will then be ripe for repeated  massive system failures across the entire nation whenever some particularly hot day arrives

You just cannot  remove thousands of gigawatts of energy from a system already operating on the edge and not expect repeated brownouts and blackouts. This is not supposition or guesswork. It's simple math. You shut down all that generating capacity and there simply will not be enough power to go around.  Entire counties and districts will be shut off for who knows how long so the big cities can keep their lights on. Live in a small town? Too bad.

Wondering what Lisa and Barry are doing to replace those lost gigawatts?
Nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada.

Their attitude is that you will just have to do with less, since they believe you use too much of everything already.

Soon - very soon - the United States will be like India, unable to provide the energy the country needs to run on a daily basis, thanks to the lunatics in Washington.

You folks in places like Phoenix... better get a backup generator, one big enough to run your cooling system.

You're gonna need it.


Reuters) - Grids supplying electricity to half of India's 1.2 billion people collapsed on Tuesday, trapping coal miners, stranding train travellers and plunging hospitals into darkness in the second major blackout in as many days.


Can it get worse? Oh yes. Sudden shutdowns like this can burn out and destroy all manner of  system equipment - transformers, fuses, switches, etc. - that can take days or weeks to replace.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Chickens Are Coming Home To Roost

Syria is falling apart, coming unglued at the seams, dissolving into chaos. Should we give a hoot?

Well, Syria has the largest stockpile of chemical weapons in the world, according to the fear mongers at FOX news. I'm not at all convinced of that, considering how the United States and Russia have been manufacturing and stockpiling chemical weapons for decades.

Regardless, Syria does indeed have a lot of chemical weapons. If the Syrian government collapses, who will get their hands on them? For a certainty, the "rebels" fighting the Syrian government are not friends of  the West or Israel. Should the major terrorist groups get their hands on them, look for them to show up in an American subway, or in a building in Israel. Many thousands could die, making 911 look tame by comparison.

If we charge in and try to confiscate all the stuff, we will find ourselves in a deeper mess than we can now contemplate. Remember that Russia and Iran are steadfast allies of Syria. Our troops and weapons are all committed in other conflicts, so who or what would we use to do the job? These is no guarantee that bombing the supposed storage facilities would wipe them out in any significant number.

If we sit on our thumbs, what then happens if the Syrian government fails, the terrorists take over and get their hands on weapons they have been trying to get for decades? Sneaking a chemical weapon into the United States is much easier than trying to sneak in a dirty bomb, since there is no radioactive fingerprint on a chemical weapon  to search for. And with our wide open borders, just how hard could it be?

Damned if we do, damned if we don't.

How the hell did we get to this point?

This is the predictable result of something Americans believed to be a gigantic humanitarian event some 75 years ago, when we - along with a razor thin majority of the United Nations - created a new Israel for a modern Jewish Homeland.

Only problem was that it was created on already occupied Arab lands, something every Arab nation vehemently opposed. Thus, the first Arab/Israeli war began, in which the Jews - aided by America's and England's money and weapons -  won the day, and the all new "State" of Israel was secured.

Well... The Arabs did not appreciate any of this, as you can imagine, losing not only a lot of land to the Jews, but losing a war with them also, for which they placed the blame solidly on the United

Later, Egypt decided it had become powerful enough to throw the Jews out of what they called Palestine, and the six-day war commenced. Unfortunately for the Egyptians and the Arabs,  the Jews were fully equipped with the latest modern American fighter aircraft,  rockets, tanks and artillery, easily throwing back the Egyptian offense and chasing them back to the  Suez canal, Egypt's border.

This war ended, when on the night of the sixth day, the Russian Premier red phoned the American President and informed him that if the Jews were not stopped, the Russians would take unilateral action to stop them. So the U. S. president phoned the Israeli PM and said "stop", and the Jews stopped, potentially avoiding the start of World War III by seventeen hours. At that point, the Egyptians had had enough and signed agreements of non- hostility between them and Israel. For that agreement, the United States has paid Egypt 1 billion dollars a year, and Israel 3 billion dollars a year each and every year since then.

After that, it was jointly decided that - should another threat to Israel arise - America would handle it, keeping the Jews out of  fray to theoretically keep the more passive Arab states - and their Russian providers - mollified.

Since a state of war has existed between the Arab States and Israel and her allies since 1948,  when the Saudis hit the twin towers on 911, it was actually another act of war, not a terrorist attack.

What the 911 attack did do is give George Bush an excuse to attack Iraq, which had built up a massive military machine that Saddam Hussein intended to use against Israel. That's how we ended up in Iraq for a decade, not because of the 911 attack, but because we were - as agreed - protecting Israel from another of her enemies. If Saudi Arabian Prince Osama Bin Laden had not run to Afghanistan to hide after he committed the 911 attack, we would have never gone there.

So here we are.  Syria may lose its chemical weapon stockpile to Arab terrorists who fully understand something  most Americans are not even aware of... That we are still at war, that any attack -  including a chemical attack -  on the United States would be no more a terrorist attack on us than us using our drones anywhere and everywhere in Arab territories and States, just as we are now doing.

If the Arabs still fighting get their hands on some of these chemical weapons and use it against us, that's the way the cookie crumbles. We are at war with them. If President Obama lobs another hellfire missile from a drone at anther Arab target and a few dozen civilians die, that's the way the cookie crumbles. They are at war with us.

It turns out that the act of returning the Jews to a land long lost has serious long-term consequences.

And those consequences may soon get worse, much worse.

Call them consequences or chickens coming home to roost, it doesn't matter. The bill is coming due.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Difference Is Stunning, So Is The Cost

Take a close look at the photo below. It shows a Soyuz spacecraft being taken to it's launchpad, not on some giant lumbering high-maintenance multi-million dollar Caterpillar kind of thing, but on a flat car in a train - along with other freight - pulled down the track by a decades old diesel locomotive.

Everything you see in the photo cost millions and millions less than what we were spending to put an astronaut into space. The Soyuz spacecraft... cheaper, mass-producible,  extremely reliable, still flying.

Long term, seems the Russians had the right idea after all. While we spent massive fortunes on the Cadillac version of everything, The Russians built a cheap, throwaway version of a vehicle to get into space.

Well, they're still getting into space, going up to the space station we delivered and built, but now we're now sitting on our thumbs while our mind-bogglingly expensive space shuttles and astronauts gather dust in museums and waiting rooms.

But not to worry, we still have one astronaut that just went into space on the latest Soyuz, some woman you've never heard of... playing flight engineer on a Russian spacecraft. Getting her into space on that rocket  cost us taxpayers a bit over seventy million dollars, just for her seat on the rocket. What with her training, space suit, necessary equipment and so forth,  her Soyuz ride is costing us close to a 100 million dollars.

What a joke. That sort of money to give some woman a joy ride.

The money would have been better spent on another Mars lander.  At least we would have got some photos out of that.

And what will we get for the money we have shelled out for our astronaut/Soyus flight engineer? Not very much, because the reality of the situation is that nobody is doing very much on the space station other than the necessary maintenance to keep it flying.

Upwards of a hundred million bucks for someone to take notes, read meters, and do station housework.

Texlahoma asks us on his blog just "How stupid do they think we are"?

Idiocy like this pretty much answers the question.

Uni-Sex Toilets And Then Some

The U.S. Navy is scrapping urinals from new war ships because increasing numbers of female sailors are enlisting.

The change will be heralded by the Gerald R. Ford class of aircraft carriers, the first of which is due in late 2015.

Getting rid of urinals lets the Navy easily switch restrooms - or heads as they're called on the high seas - from male to female or vice versa, helping ships to adapt to the changing gender make up of crews.


The article goes on to say things about "placing women on combat vessels".  That seems relatively safe for the women if the vessel is an aircraft carrier, which most likely will never have more than a single shot fired at it, that "single shot being a nuclear torpedo, after which the mix of males and females in the crew won't matter a whit to the ensuing mushroom cloud.

Removing urinals is only step one for today's "modern" increasingly feminist navy. Uni-sex toilets are next, and then common berthing quarters.

Next thing you know, the guys and gals will be sharing the same bunk.

There is absolutely no way in hell any of this will improve the Navy's fighting ability. Those tough, machine gun- toting females killing aliens and monsters of all kinds you see in the movies? Don't kid yourself.  The only place you will find them is ... in the movies.

Adding  young, sexually available females to a navy crew of young, sexually driven males -  and then cramming them all into the highly cramped quarters of a warship and putting them out to sea for months on end - is a formula for disaster.

But it seems to always take a disaster or three to make Washington see the light.

Feminism is dying, along with the generation of man-hating females that created it. Lets not to let it take our military down with it in the process.

You may have noted I said " young, sexually available females", not young, sexually active females. They don't need to be active, just handy.  Females on board ships, drugged or not,  willing or not, will have intercourse forced on them.

Just think of the lawsuits and lost tax dollars. Just think how the navy will - and does - try to cover it all up.

Like I said, there's is absolutely no way in hell any of this will improve the Navy's fighting ability.

You want women in the navy? fine and dandy. There's plenty of jobs for them on shore. Just keep them off the ships that go out for months at a time.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

We May Have Bigger Problems Than Obama

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spotted the summer's first 'X' solar flare on Friday - a huge outburst from the sun right at the top of the scale.

This came on the back of 12 'M' flares in just six days, with a M6.1 flare knocking out radio signals across the planet on Thursday - hinting at the destruction the sun could reign on our technology if Earth takes a full blast across its blow.

The sunspot group behind the flares - named as AR1515 - stretches across 118,681 miles (191,000km) of the sun's surface.


When it comes to what to worry about,  maybe our collection of  Chicago's small-time hoods in the present Administration should be a bit further down the list. Obama and his anti-American buddies can be dealt with if they go too far over the edge, but solar flares that are getting larger and larger are things we can do absolutely nothing about... except to pick up the pieces after a big one hits.

The damage that Obama and his Progressive/Socialist pals are doing to the Republic pale in comparison to what just one direct hit from a solar flare the size of the one shown above.

Dodging the bullet... It's all about luck, since there is no skill possible we can rely on.

Have a bottle of SPF50 handy... just in case.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Goodbye To A Great One

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ernest Borgnine, the beefy screen star known for blustery, often villainous roles, but who won the best-actor Oscar for playing against type as a lovesick butcher in "Marty" in 1955, died Sunday. He was 95.

From "Marty", to "The Wild Bunch", Ernest was always one of my favorites.

He lived till the age of 95. Good for him.

If I live to 95, I'll live till 2034.

Even if I don't move anywhere for the next 22 years, I wonder what country I'll be living in by then.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Global Warming In Technicolor

The below global map shows the latest temperate readings around the world and shows the present variations from actual recorded historical averages, red being warmer, blue being cooler.

It shows the eastern part of the United States as above normal,  the  present heat wave everybody is talking about.

What else does it show?

Well, it shows that all of China, all of South America, all of Australia, all of India, England, Ireland, Alaska, Portugal, Spain, France, the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean,  The Baltic Sea, the North Sea, most of Africa, most of Europe, most of Canada, most of Russia... the list goes on an on...

... below normal.


So don't believe what you are being spoon fed by the American media, the Obama  Administration and the one-worlders at the U. N. and the Hague. And especially Al Gore, Mr. Carbon Tax himself.

The world is cooling and has been for some time now.

The real telling indicator from this latest world view is that all the oceans are cooler. After the sun, our oceans are the real driving machines behind our weather, not man-made co2. Ever heard of things like El Nino or the Gulf Stream? The co2 myth has been thoroughly  discredited by facts and evidence, something the American media and their buddies listed above all know, but refuse to report.


Because literally trillions of dollars in bogus "Carbon Taxes" are at stake, that's why.

And all these thousands of temperature records being broken? It was hotter in the 1930's. You corner one of these global warming fans with the truth and they'll say, "Well,  it's  hotter than it was last year at this time... that's a two-year record... Isn't it?"

That, or they'll skulk away,  accusing you of being both stupid and uninformed, that they're right and you're wrong, you are head-shakingly wrong, wrong,wrong.  Your facts don't count. Your facts were created out of thin air by  racist Obama haters. Only their facts,  facts - distributed by the likes of Al Gore - are right. 100% right. Forever.

One thing they will NOT do, is check out your facts, no matter their source.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Ammunition For The Republician Nominee

I was just watching two young men on FOX News who are leaders of an organization called The Turning Point( "Theturningpoint.org.").

These two young men were in high school last presidential election, and were a part of the massive and enthusiastic young support movement that propelled Obama into office.

Whats their turning point? They're turning away from Obama and his broken promises to them about the deficit. And this election they can vote.

To quote one of them:

"We are looking at two different Obamas, candidate Obama and President Obama. Candidate Obama came to our campus in 2008 , looked us straight in the eye, and promised us he would cut the deficit in half his first four years in office. Instead he has added 5 trillion dollars more to the debt."

He went on to say that Candidate Obama had been highly critical of President Bush's increase of the debt by 4 trillion dollars in eight years, even calling it unpatriotic, and had said that it was their generation that then President Bush was saddling with massive debt.

Now, we all see that Obama - along with the present Congress - has saddled their generation with a massive and unprecedented increase in this debt,  and will make it insurmountable given another four years... along with massive new tax increases.

Even the turncoat Supreme Court has now joined the party by telling Congress and whoever is president  that they can mandate (order) any and all Americans to buy whatever they decide is "good  for the economy", or face huge fines to be collected by the IRS.

And you didn't think there was a $50,000 Chevy Volt in your future. Silly you.

If Obama's competition in the coming election can't win over the young vote with ammunition like this, they shouldn't be in the race.

I'm not mentioning Romney above, because I'm still not certain that Romney - the Champion of Wall Street  and the  bankers best  buddy - will be in the race.

Day dreaming here, but perhaps all those younger Americans, white, brown, yellow and black, the ones that now realize Social Security will never be a part of their retirement plans (even though they are paying for it), will finally understand it's their future being sold down the river, that it's them every Congress and president for the last twenty five years has lied to, double crossed, and betrayed.

That's a lot to hope for, particularly from a generation so brainwashed they refuse to even enter into discussions about unpopular things adversely affecting their future.

Note to you younger Americans still pro-Obama or on the fence:

Don't blame me or those in my generation like me. We have fought against this horribly out-of-control federal government for decades. Put the blame where it belongs:

On the 600 or so bought-out cretins in Congress and the White House, the "Professional politicians that have been shafting all of us for years and years, the ones who have run up the debt you will spend your lives trying to pay off.

Or not... It's still your choice.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

And They Accuse Us Of Being Racist?

From the article:

"Shameful: Aaron Sorkin, Left celebrate Independence Day by slamming America; Update: Chris Rock joins in: ‘Happy white peoples independence day’; Don Cheadle laughs along; Zach Braff piles on."

"Happy white peoples Independence Day". That's as racist as it gets.


It would seem that many of the black race here in the United States no longer considers the Fourth of July as an American day of celebration, but one only for the whites. That indicates to me that those blacks no longer consider themselves as  "African Americans", but strictly "Africans".

OK, what next? The fulfillment of Louis Ferrican's dream of  an all black nation, his "Nation of Islam", carved out of a large segment of the United States?

Along with  the millions of Mexican Nationals hiding in dark corners all around the United States wanting the southwest to secede and join Mexico, what will be left of America?

Should those two totally racist "nation building" events occur, will the new citizens then force out of their new race-based nations all the whites they've had a blast bad-mouthing, hating, ridiculing, spitting on and in general attacking with mobs in public parks?

Most assuredly yes...but white women will be invited to stay, and many will, having been brainwashed and conditioned by the endless push of  the black man/white women pairing depicted in our movies, on our TV and in our centers of education.

There's one big hole in all their plans:

Where will they then get  their welfare checks and food stamps? Who will pay for their emergency room visits and their medicine? Who will be left in their new "countries" to pay the taxes for all that, since most of their new citizens weren't paying any taxes to begin with? If the Africans and Mexicans have to start supporting themselves,  their  brand-new nations will look like Ethiopia in no time at all, since the evicted whites will definitely not be in any sort of mood to be throwing any more money their way... ever again.

Interesting scenario, that.

With whites out of the picture, you will be able to count the days when they start blaming each other.

Interesting scenario, that.

You've no doubt heard of all those large, modern,  but totally empty cities China is - and has been - building around the world?


Maybe, just maybe , they've figured this all out already, and are now preparing for a mass exodus of refugees from a shredded and collapsing United states. If so, they may be planning to accept persons of intelligence and skill. And on the other end of the spectrum,  they may also accept a few persons whose only assets going for them are that they make good servants and slaves.

Interesting scenario, that.

Don't Fly To London...

...during the olympics. If your pilot strays or the aircraft electonics go haywire, you might fly right into an anti-aircraft battery that has orders to blow you out of the sky.

The British government is surrounding the olympics with anti-aircraft missiles sites whose only purpose will be to shoot down any aircraft that wanders too close.


I wonder what they are doing about the possibility that terrorists(of any stripe) have already smuggled in a small tactical nuke or an old Russian suitcase nuke, and have already planted it somewhere, all set to do massive damage.

That's what I think the bad boys would do, rather than try to fly hi-jacked planes around again.

Monday, July 02, 2012

King James And His Translators

I just read something (shown above) quite interesting to me about the King James Version of the New Testament. Here's what it says (in bold, and my reactions in italic:

The King James version of the New Testament was completed in 1611 by 8 members of the Church of England.

Really? So the king had little or nothing to do with the actual job of translation?

There were (and still are) no original texts to translate. The oldest manscripts we have were written down hundreds of years after last apostle died. There are over 8,000 of these manuscripts, with no two alike.

8,000? And who wrote all these?   What were their motives and backgrounds?And why were they not consistent?

The King James translators used none of these, anyway. Instead, they edited previous translations to create a version their king and Parliment would approve.

Can this be true? That King James did not translate a single historical document? That it was left up to 8 church members? Members that translated none of the original documents, but only  altered earlier versions to create something they believed would be acceptable to the king?

So, 21st Century Christians believe the "Word of God" is a book edited in the 17th Century from 16th Century translations of 8,000 contradictory copies of 4th century scrolls that claim to be copies of lost letters written in the 1st Century. 

That's not faith. That's insanity.

Wowzers, that's a mouthful. I certainly would not call it "insanity", but I have to conclude that - if all the above is factual - that nothing but blind faith could accept all that as truth

I've heard comments similiar to these before. Perhaps that's why I am an agnostic... The connection  from the Word of God  to today's Christian beliefs using the New Testament has - to me - has always been quite tenuous.

There's the reference shown in small print at the bottom of the post. Maybe I'll look it up.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

If The Shoe Fits...

The Washington D.C. area is going to be without electrical power for several more days.


Well now.  Here's hoping that a whole lot of those Washington politicans and bureaucrats that want to close down our power plants, to hammer us with carbon taxes, to force us to live with less energy, get to broil in the heat, stumble in the dark, eat uncooked food and drink tepid water for the next few days.

Let's hope they have to fight massive traffic jams - spending hours in their cars - caused by all the traffic signals being out and many, many streets blocked by fallen trees and power poles.

Maybe they will finally start to smell themselves as their B.O. starts going off the chart because of the heat and humidity as they discover there's no water for baths or showers. (It take electricy - lots of it - to pump water around in a city) 

Let's all pray they finally realize that a nation without sufficent energy, a nation that charges ruinous costs for what energy is available, is a nation ging to hell in a handbasket.

But sadly, none of that will happen. The rule makers will simply jet off to some nice place where the power is still plentiful, where the air conditioning is set at 68,  where there are no traffic disruptions, and all their drinks have plenty of ice,

The local residents, the paper shufflers and servants for the mighty, are the ones that will suffer through all this heat and darkness. And since the Washington area population is over 80% black, there must be something raciss about this whole thing.

Keep an ear out for Jackson and Sharpton... They will surely find something to scream about over all this, and - of course! - demand more federal money be squandered trying to do something about the obvioulsy raciss Gaia, mother of the earth, creator of all weather, and protector of all things soft and fuzzy. (except for humans)