Wednesday, January 30, 2008
...or just drinking the kool-aid?
Are "conservatives" leaning towards McCain now because people like a "winner", or are they really believeing the propoganda being spewed by the media?
You still have a real choice...
Sunday, January 27, 2008
or soon will be...
Last week there was a story about Wal-Mart losing its patience with supplyers dragging their feet in the inplamentation of the RFID chip on the goods they sell to Wal-Mart and Sam's Club. Now it appears that some of the mainsteam media is starting to take notice about the invasion of these tracking chips and their possible uses. It doesn't mention implanting the chip IN people yet (though it has been discussed earlier here as a way of tracking Alziemers patients and criminals), be surly that cant be too far into the future as the sheeple gladly line up for the sake of conveinience. (and the chips will probably be made in China as well)
What could possibly go wrong?
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters, but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried. Why do I tell you this?
Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s:
1. Teaching Math In 1957
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100.
His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?
2. Teaching Math In 1967
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100 His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?
3. Teaching Math In 1977
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?
4. Teaching Math In 1987
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.
5. Teaching Math In 1997
A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it's ok.)
6. Teaching Math In 2007
Un hachero vende una carretada de madera para $100. El costo de la producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?
Friday, January 18, 2008
The Dangerous Dogs Act (DDA) banned the breeding, sale or exchange of four kinds of dog - pit bull terriers, Japanese Tosas, the Dogo Argentinos, and the Fila Brasileiros. Cross-breeds of those dogs are covered by the law.
Any other dogs "appearing... to be bred for fighting or to have the characteristics of a type bred for that purpose" are also banned.
Dog bite victims up by 50 per cent in 10 years
It's not the dogs, it's irresponsible people and the lack of enforcement of the laws on the books.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tomorrow evening the City Council will be dealing with stray animals and animal control's hours of operation. I am fully for this... it makes no sense for that operation to be a regular work week agency. Loose animals are more likely to attack when there is activity around.
Unfortunatly we see it time and time again. Because of the lack of enforcement of laws innocent people are going to be hurt. In this case victims of loose animal attacks and responsible Pit Bull owners. Because the city didn’t enforce the laws on the books, they have caused an emergency.
Hopefully this adjustment is what is needed to get the loose animals off the street and give some reprieve to the responsible owners out there.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
A special commission is urging the government to raise federal gasoline taxes by as much as 40 cents per gallon over five years as part of a sweeping overhaul designed to ease traffic congestion and repair the nation's decaying bridges and roads.
What are they doing with the $25,760,000,000 they recieve now in gas taxes?
(140 billion gallons of gas consumed each year x current gas tax of 18.4 cents)
Sunday, January 13, 2008
"Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
Firstly, I think SCOTUS needs to clarify, whether the offspring of someone who is in the country illegally or not is a US citizen. It's interesting that the second part of section 1 states that the person born and "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" is a citizen. That means in my not so legally trained mind that you must subject yourself to the US's laws.
Secondly, even if SCOTUS rules that they are citizens, that doesn’t automatically grant the parent(s) legal rights here. Send them all home, new US citizen and family and when they are old enough, they can come back to this country.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Great Britian is planning on micro chipping criminals so they can "keep track" of them in order to free up cell space in their overcrowded prisons. I can imagine the US will be looking at something similar to this soon, especially when we have people like Wesselhoft trying to make dog bites a felony with a mandatory 20 days in jail. It wont be long before everyone will need to be "chipped for their own good"
are we enjoying our road to hell yet?
Global warming advocates are still pushing 1998 as the warmest year on record, even after it was proven that a Y2K glitch was found that made the 1998 record erroneous.
"World warming despite cool Pacific and Baghdad snow" reads the headline on Friday, and the first paragraph states inaccurately that "Climate change is still nudging up temperatures in the long term even though the warmest year was back in 1998 and 2008 has begun with unusual weather such as a cool Pacific and Baghdad's first snow in memory, experts said."
If they cant get the small facts right, why should we believe them with any of their other so-called facts?
Saturday, January 05, 2008
I knew it would eventually come to this... now we have a "pit bull" attack in Tulsa, and there is a call to ban the animal.
Though I am sorry for the lady and her dog, as I have pointed out previously, most attacks come from animals that are running loose. How is banning the animals of people who are responsible for their pets going to stop loose animals from attacking? Its already against the law for animals to run loose in Tulsa. It's a waste of the cities resources, and considering the number of animals I see run loose every day, we obviously don't have the manpower to round them up. Also, the odds of being attacked by ANY dog is less than being struck by lightning. According to the story there were "nearly three hundred dog bites" last year... Tulsa's population is around 400,000... thats a .075% chance of being bitten (if you narrow it down to just Pit Bulls its around .025%). here are a few more crime stats to put this little crusade into perspective (2003)
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 61
Forcible rape: 272
Aggravated assault: 3,080
Motor vehicle theft: 3,507