August 30, 2005

Jürgen Trittin can kiss my shiny metal a$$!

The 'suffering opportunists scumbags'/morons are coming out of the wood-work:

Jürgen Trittin, a Green Party member, who takes space in the Frankfurter Rundschau, a paper owned by the Social Democrats, to bash US President George W. Bush's environmental laxity. He begins by likening the photos and videos of the hurricane stricken areas to scenes from a Roland Emmerich sci-fi film and insists that global warming and climate change are making it ever more likely that storms and floods will plague America and Europe. "There is only one possible route of action," he writes. "Greenhouse gases have to be radically reduced and it has to happen worldwide. Until now, the US has kept its eyes shut to this emergency. (Americans) make up a mere 4 percent of the population, but are responsible for close to a quarter of emissions." He adds that the average American is responsible for double as much carbon dioxide as the average European.

Here's the link:
Katrina Should be A Lesson To US on Global Warming

August 26, 2005

Wanna know what's going on in Iraq??

This is probably old news to alot of you but, I just stumbled on Michael Yon's blog and it is GREAT!

Michael Yon : Online Magazine

He is an "an independent, informed observer chronicling the monumentally important events in the efforts to stabilize Iraq.".

VERY good read!

Neal Boortz was in town yesterday....

...and I missed him.

I have to say that for the most part, I agree with him but, he does have two beliefs that are dead wrong:

Microsoft (Bill Gates) EARNED all it's money and shouldn't be penalized-

Truth: Microsoft (Bill Gates) earned SOME money then used illegal tactics to get the rest and harm competition.
Microsoft has:

  • a) Kept secret commands available in their products which allow their software to work better than non-M$ software. - Microsoft used its inside knowledge of the Windows kernel and undocumented API features to make Office perform better than its competitors. Eventually Microsoft Office became the dominant business suite, with market share far exceeding that of any of its competitors.
    FROM: Wikipedia

  • b) Made computer corporations sign agreements NOT TO distribute any other OSes. Luckily, this was taken to court and M$ had to stop the practice but, that's how Windoz 95 got it's dominance. - The United States of America, acting under the direction of the Attorney General of the United States, brings this civil action to prevent and restrain the defendant Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft") from using exclusionary and anticompetitive contracts to market its personal computer operating system software. By these contracts, Microsoft has unlawfully maintained its monopoly of personal computer ("PC") operating systems and has unreasonably restrained trade.

  • c) Smoketoomuch said it best: "Microsoft has a policy to embrace open standards and then make proprietary changes to make it incompatible with the its competition. Remember all those pages Opera (a browser strictly adhering to standards) could not render? IE only web pages?"
    FROM: P2P-Zone

  • d) Bought up competiting companies in order to maintain a monoploy in certain areas. - NOW I know why Symantic bought Veritas. With M$ getting into ALL of the "peripheral" Windoze markets, those smaller companies will wither and die! Just the latest for M$ in anti-competitive behavior - leverage their OS co-mingling to destroy ALL tool/add-on vendors.

    ..and that's just the tip of the iceberg! Microsoft/Bill Gates is not something to be admired and left alone to enjoy the fruit of their good business judgements because they are criminals. Wake up on this one Neal.

    If you care, here's a good M$ website:

    The other disagreement I have with Neal happened last week. He told the story of an two neighbors that live in one of the far too common 'carpet bombed' (as I call them) new neighborhoods. You know the ones where the lots are 1/8 an acre and there's at maximum 10 feet between the houses. Anyway, it seems that one family liks to play basket-ball very late in the night and the other neighbor doesn't like the 'thump thump thump' of the ball dribblings. Neal astounded me when he said that the basket ball neighbor shouldn't be allowed to play at night! He argued that the other neighbor had a right to quiet. Well, I think one neighbor should be nice and keep it down but, to LEGALLY force someone is a different story. I think the bothered neighbor should have considered what she would have to put up with BEFORE buying a house that's PACKED 10 FEET AWAY FROM HER NEIGHBOR'S!!!!

    Welcome to FREE AMERICA where's it's going to be illegal for you to play basketball on your own property! Funny, we gave Iraqis freedom but we lose ours - I bet you won't be arrested for playing basketball on your property in Iraq!

    Neal, you're a good guy but, so far you've been wrong on these points.

    If you don't listen to Neal, here's his website and check out his "Nealz Nuze":
  • Lance Armstrong is being shafted!

    First off, let me tell you I am not a fan of Lance Armstrong. I think all the BS about "he's such an inspiration because he fought his cancer" is crap.

    When Lance was diagnosed with cancer, he had two choices...
          1) Do nothing about it and die
          2) Go through the treatments and have a chance of surviving it.
    Um, the decision is really a no-brainer. This crap about his courage and valiant fight is bunk! He chose the the the natural choice and got lucky. Other than not locking himself away and crying about cancer, which most of us wouldn't do, there's nothing heroic about his fight. To be heroic, he would have had to sacrifice.

    I'm glad he beat cancer but, he deserves no worship for it.

    Now, let's get to how he's being shafted. In all the media is reports that Lance used drugs during is FIRST 'Tour of France' win (six wins ago). Lance denies it but, everyone (especially the French) are still slinging the mud.

    What kills me is, Lance has been drug tested for every one of the last few races (at minimum) and one every single of one of the certifiably clean. He has one SEVEN races in a row and people are bashing him over the POSSIBLE drug use of the first, SEVEN YEARS AGO! I think he has proven beyond a doubt that he is quite capable of winning the 'Tour of France' race without drugs. Why is ANYONE doubting him on the first?

    Let's play devils advocate for a moment. IF he had used drugs on the first race (seven years ago), who cares!?!? He's won six more certifiably clean!

    I don't believe he has cheated on any of them. This looks more of a case of poor sportsmanship than anything else.

    AND, He's still no hero for beating cancer, he's just lucky.

    Illegals try and kill border patrol agents.

    More peaceful actions by those poor suffering immigrants "who just want a better life"...

    Illegals tried to kill two US border agents by throwing rocks at their helicopter rotors. A rock hit and the rotor was damaged causing an emergency landing.

    Here's the links-
  • Rocks Thrown at Border Patrol Chopper
  • U.S. border patrol helicopter downed by illegals
  • Illegal Alien Brings Down Border Patrol Chopper with Rock
  • More Articles
  • August 22, 2005

    Psychopaths are everywhere!

    I have never thought about this but, this explains A LOT!

    Is Your Boss a Psychopath?

    Let me shorten it for you...

    Psychopaths lack empathy (feeling for others)... They can be violent or non-violent. It seems that the non-violent type are the ones who slime their way up the corporate (and governmental) ladder.

    Connect the dots. Note my previous post and think about the leaders of all the great Communist/Socialist governments that has ever existed.

    Communists, Socialists, Liberals, Democrats are all morons...

    Let me let you in on one of my sayings:

    Communists, Socialists, Liberals, Democrats or All of the above are:

    1) Stupid
    2) Evil
    3) Stupid and Evil.

    Why is that? Because they are the first to decry how other groups (especially Big Corporations) infringing on their rights and their solution is to make Big Government.

    I continually get into argument with these idiots and they complain that big corporations (and greedy rich people) are causing all the suffering for everyone else. What they can't get into their head (or they want to hide (hence the "evil" part)) is that the same greedy scumbags that slime their way to the top of the corporate ladder (and to the top of the wealth pile) would be the same scum bags that slither to the top of their Utopia Government (except in the government positions, they would have all the guns).

    I don't know about you but, I'd rather have the scumbags in corporations (without guns).

    The CSLDs are the first ones to yell about keeping my morality off of them yet, they FULLY support laws that inflict their morality on me (i.e. welfare).

    Gas prices...

    I'm tired of hearing the "This isn't REALLY the highest gas has ever been. Back in 1980, it was more expensive" crap. I was a young driver in 1980 with only a part time job and guess what, gas wasn't so painful on my budget then! I don't care what the egg-heads say about adjusted for inflation! From real life, experience, it's more expensive now!

    I know the main reason that gas is so expensive it that we have fed the huge populations of China and India with money (by moving all manufacturing and off shoring jobs there) and now they are buying more cars and more oil. They're governments are also stockpiling oil (just as every other country does).

    That's the main reason gas is so expensive now. All those $30 DVD players we have bought from China hasn't only cost us American manufacturing jobs but is now biting us our wallets via oil prices.

    Don't get me wrong, the oil companies are doing thier part to gouge us also. They are raking in the profits while standing there, trying to look innocent and whistling at the sky. Their profits (and executive bonuses) are at record levels which means they aren't working very hard to ease the pain of us Americans.

    Gas companies (and retailers) have it good. Even though there are several companies, there's no competition. They can demand any price they want and will eventually get it because, gas is a necessity in the US.

    The worst part is the ratchet effect. The news will announce that oil prices have gone up and EVEN BEFORE that oil is bought and processed, local prices shoot up. The excuse I have heard is that the local guys have to jack to price up to pay for the next load. Sorry, I don't buy that 100%. That may be a minor excuse but, the prices never comedown as fast or by as much as they go up.

    The retailers will jack the price up 30¢ in a week and drop it by 12¢ in two weeks and we are happy that it at least came down by 12¢!

    We are getting shafted and we are allowing it to happen to ourselves.

    August 16, 2005

    Bush (and the Republicans) are IDIOTS (or scumbags)

    IGNORING the sell-out of the American people by the Republican controlled government via the latest pork-fest (transportation bill), G.W. and the rest of the GOP gang has screwed us again in the form of CAFTA.

    CAFTA is proof that Bush (and gang) are at minimum, idiots and at worst, scumbags willing to sell out Americans for political gain.

    NAFTA has been a disaster that has provided the bulk of the US with no benefits while killing more American jobs. Now, CAFTA adds to the misery.

    For the gory details:
    Free trade idols: NAFTA, CAFTA, FTAA

    No WMDs found in Iraq.... NOT!

    BAGHDAD — Al Qaida has deployed bombs laced with toxins in an attempt to increase the lethality of attacks in Iraq, coalition military sources said.

    On Aug. 9, the U.S.-led coalition found a suspected chemicals factory in Mosul with 1,500 gallons of chemicals.

    The "Bush Lied" crowd are a bunch of:
            a) Idiots
            b) Evil Liars
            c) All of the above

    Pick one.

    August 10, 2005

    Illegal Immigrants... again

    Everyone heard about that bogus $41BILLON dollar figure to get rid of all the illegals in the US that some organization-with-an-adgenda put out. And we all hear about how we could NEVER keep them all out... Well, I've improved on my sure-fire solution!

    To get rid of the bulk-
    1) We started ENFORCING the laws prohibiting employers from hiring illegals. We should make it a mandatory $5000/illegal fine WITH, a $1000 'bounty' it going to the whistle-blower. This would (in the near future) fill the governmant coffers with fine money and the 'bounty' would give incentive for reports.

    2) Stop issuing licenses, voter registrations (oh yes, there's ALOT of those), and any sort of public assistance to illegals. THEY ARE BREAKING THE LAW! THEY ARE DOING MORE DAMAGE THAN AN ONLINE COPYRIGHT VIOLATOR (of course, there seems to be unlimited enforcement resources to stop the file trader).

    To get rid of the criminal element-
    3) Tie immigration, social security, and all other databases together. If you're worried about abuse, remember, those seperate databases are just as easy to abuse now.

    The first two solutions could be implemented with virtually no government money expenditure! The first would actually make money and the second would save money!

    And one other thought... How is it that local police can't enforce the federal immigration laws (because they are federal laws) yet have no problem enforcing the Federal drug laws?

    Gas price madness...

    Today, oil hit a new high ($65 per barrel) and local prices are around $2.50 per gallon yet all I hear is about the evil gas companies....

    People, the price of gas would come down if any (or all) of the following would happen:

    1) Lower the taxes on the gas! The Feds have an 19¢ tax on gas and all the states add their taxes on top of that! Several have 30+¢ not including several additional fees/taxes that some states have added: (e.g. Plus 1.1¢ fee on gasoline going into USTs. Includes 18¢ oil company franchise tax on liquid fuels (primarily gasoline) and 23¢ oil company franchise tax on fuels (primarily diesel) and a 12¢ tax liquid fuels tax rate. (Oil company franchise tax rate increased from 14.2¢ to 18¢ for gasoline and from 19.2¢ to 23¢ for diesel on 1/1/05.) Franchise tax based on the average wholesale price of gasoline during a 1-year period.)

    2) End the 40+ blend requirement and require only a FEW blends.

    3) Stop allowing oil companies to merge and be sold off to foreign interests. - as a matter of fact, break a few up and make a bit more competition.

    4) Start pumping oil from our own untapped fields.

    Wake up and start demanding that the politicians do something other than blame the oil companies!