Saturday, July 07, 2012

Obama’s Goose Is Cooked - Larry Kudlow

 Taxing rich people won’t create jobs. Neither will bashing Bain Capital. Obama is surrounded by leftist campaign advisers. And it’s hard to see them shifting gears to something constructive like making a summer deal to extend the Bush tax cuts for a year, or heaven forbid backing off the 20-some-odd tax hikes embodied in Obamacare.

In other words, Obama’s goose may already be cooked.

I'm not sure I agree...but you can read the whole thing

Obama’s Goose Is Cooked - Larry Kudlow - National Review Online

Friday, July 06, 2012

Things I learned growing up in the country

Most people who have never lived in the country don't know the rules of the road. There are things that the native Americans knew and tried to offer the white man. Here are a few.

Insect bites are a blessing for the most part. Bee and wasp stings helps your joints stay fluid into old age. IF they don't kill you..they make you stronger. Bee Keepers seldom suffer arthritis.

As long as water is fresh, it's probably safe to drink. That means lakes, streams, rain and wells. You won't die if you can find fresh water. People around the world live very well without bottled water. Bottled water isn't that good for you.

Dirt can be clean and dirty. It is natural to ingest a bit every day and sometimes to add some to your food for bulk inadvertently. Eating clean dirt in moderation is good for you. Every culture eats dirt as part of it's diet..except western cultures.

There are millions of microbes in and out of your body. They live in tension with each other. The ones that come in thru your hands, nostrils, eyes mouth and other orifices are designed too strengthen your immune system. Those who never are exposed to these natural dusts many times develop asthma and allergies that Indians never experienced. Purel is not your friend unless you are a doctor or nurse. Otherwise, a good soap wash is enough from time to time.

I like to be clean and take a shower at least once a day. Good hygiene is important. BUT. Be aware that there are bodily oils that are essential. A good sweat releases them. Don't overdo it.

Try drinking your coffee or tea before you brush your teeth. You want those germs in your mouth to move to your gut. Be careful about taking antibiotics except if you really need them. You need a full gut flora in your intestines. Eat rotten things. Sauerkraut or Kimchi. You don't need to take supplements. A little moldy bread is a good thing. There is much to be learned from the benefits of a good gut flora. The Indians didn't need this information. They ate things like dried Peppican. I have eaten it. It can get a little ripe. That's a good thing.

Shoes are not your buddies. I like good shoes and wear them. YET in many cultures shoes are not worn. When I was young I never wore shoes as a kid. My feet were hard as rocks on the bottom. People in countries who don't wear shoes never have fallen feet, plantar faciaitis or ingrown toenails. Where soil born parasites exist as in Africa in places...wisdom is.... The moccasin was a great way to go. Think of the Kenyan barefoot runners. I still even at my age try to go outside barefoot as much as possible.

Sunshine is good for you. I have to watch not to get too much. YET, overdoing sunscreen and then trying to supplement the loss of sun on your skin with vitamin d is nuts. People in countries where they are in the sun all day long bare skinned seldom get cancer. We have had too many people brainwash too many of us into doing the opposite of what we should. Don't overdo...but get some sun.

Learn to eat from bushes and trees what is available. Some things are not good for you, but with a little study most is. Birds eat them, you probably can too. Yet, do some research. In the wild survival requires that you try a little bit of an unknown plant or fruit. Wait 24 hours. If there is no adverse reaction, you are probably OK to eat it.

The sting of nettles and other skin irritating plants (even including poison ivy) is it's own reward. Once you have suffered initial impact, next time it will be less and then less and then none. I intentionally rub nettles on my skin when I find them. It's like an inoculation. I can walk bare legged in poison ivy and not suffer. How do you think the Indians did it long ago?? Were they nimbly avoiding certain plants as they ran thru the brush? I don't think so.

The perfect mosquito repellent is lots of mosquito bites. Every year I intentionally try to be bit up pretty good. Soon I NEVER swell up from a bite. I was bit yesterday by a wasp and barely noticed. I often thought of how it must have been on the prairie when the native Americans were among HUGE swarms of insects. Some surely from the smell of smoke on their skin as a natural repellent... but some was the natural repellent that came from being bitten.

We live far below our potential because we live in fear of nature. IF we knew how to cooperate with nature instead of trying to avoid...we would do much better.

Don't go all in, but stop the fear. Take it a step at a time. Soon you will discover that you are living better. Not everything the doctor says is true. They can be badly taught too.

One last thing. I AM concerned about vaccinations at the level we are doing it now. I don't think it is good. Be very careful.

Where the Next Fortunes will be made

Three years after the recession was declared officially over, unemployment remains high and there's worry that a new recession is down the road. And yet waiting in the wings for when we get our economic policies in order are a mounting number of stunning discoveries, inventions and technological breakthroughs that could set off a burst of growth and wealth creation as big as any in living memory.

The fracking technology that is making available vast new sources of recoverable oil and natural gas in North America is one such breakthrough. But all across the commercial and industrial landscape, there are exciting developments:

Nanoculture: One of the truths of tech is that revolutions take longer than predicted, but they arrive sooner than we are prepared for them. That is the case with nanotechnology, the hot new science story of a decade ago.

Though it has largely disappeared from the front pages, nanotech is only now coming into its own. Breakthrough medicines; genetic research; new materials such as graphene (a lattice-sheet form of carbon used for everything from filters to computer chips); molecular electronics (extreme miniaturization, thus super-small sensors and other devices); and quantum computing (small, superfast supercomputers) have all been announced in recent months. Indeed, the range of emerging applications for nano materials is so wide-ranging and important that, together, they suggest an impending turning point in high tech as important as silicon and integrated circuitry were half a century ago.

Cloud Crowd: In the world of information technology, the big story these days is the shift of data management from largely in-house computing centers to rented, easily scalable computing and storage from anonymous servers located somewhere out in the Internet. Much of this shift, driven by leading providers such as Amazon, is already well under way, rapidly driving down costs and making information management much more affordable both for industry and, increasingly, consumers.

This in turn has kicked off a true revolution in what is being called "big data." Big data is the application of all of this new computing power to reach beyond the individual application of mass information to the mass application of individual data—for instance, by tracking a billion sensors in real time to monitor weather across a continent. It could mean capturing every step in the path of every shopper in a store over the course of a year, or monitoring every vital sign of a patient every second for the course of his illness.

Big data offers measuring precision in science, business, medicine and almost every other sector never before possible. It could ultimately have an impact as great as mass production did more than a century ago—creating a new world of mass personalization of products and services. The big-data revolution is already happening, with hundreds of applications already in use, for instance, tracking millions of chickens from farms in Thailand to family tables around the world, or monitoring the location in real time of every emergency vehicle in a major city like Chicago. Over the next few years, it will spread across every industry and scientific discipline.

Printing Dreams: Three-dimensional printing is a manufacturing technology that creates specific objects from buildings to machine components, and even human organs, either by laying down layers of material or carving away from a block of existing material. It's been around for several years but will soon influence everyday life.

Using new materials such as molten polymers and metal powders, highly focused lasers and, increasingly, nanotech, 3-D printing is an incredibly powerful design and modeling tool. Because it offers the potential for the same economies at any volume, this technology, especially when it gets bolted to big data and nanotech, rewrites the very notion of economies of scale. It could transform manufacturing, eliminating the current cost advantage enjoyed by developing countries and bringing jobs back to the U.S.

You can already find hundreds of consumer products, from furniture to jewelry, created with 3-D printing. Less obvious are the thousands of gears, motors and other industrial components that are now custom-fabricated this way. Says computer scientist Christopher Barnatt, "[Imagine] a future in which the everyday 'atomization' of virtual objects into hard reality has turned the mass preproduction and stockholding of a wide range of goods and spare parts into no more than an historical legacy." Then, imagine that future with the 3-D printer in your home.

Handheld Diplomas: The discrepancy between the cost of university tuition and the return on that investment for most students grows every year. As students, increasingly priced out of traditional education, begin to abandon the college path, colleges and universities will have no choice but to pursue them—with ever-greater numbers of virtual courses (and eventually degrees)—on laptops, smartphones and tablets. This shift is already beginning to transform higher education and bring in a host of new competitors. Its potential to raise educational achievements in K-12—where rising costs and diminishing results are even more out of control—could be even more revolutionary. And apart from formal schooling, why can't the Internet be harnessed to embed education into the daily life of people at any age, and wherever in the world they live?

Self-Health: While Washington, the national media and the general public focus on draconian responses to the rising costs of health care, for-profit businesses are busy inventing small, affordable solutions. For example, there are now more than 12,000 new health-care apps available from independent developers for the iPhone and iPad. Examples includes the iTriage, which lets users check their own symptoms and find a nearby health provider, and iBGStar, a blood tester for diabetics that connects to the iPhone and lets users sync and manage information from test readings.

Meanwhile, the first of scores of new home diagnostic and monitoring devices—small, affordable, and increasingly connected to health professionals via the Web—are now appearing on the scene. They promise greater drug regimen adherence (the current failure of which is a huge social cost); early identification of everything from a drug reaction to a heart attack; better maintenance of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hepatitis; and virtual doctor visits that make use of home monitoring devices and communications tools such as Skype.

It's all on the way. Together, these trends offer the potential for a golden era. Getting there won't be easy, as we are currently governed by leaders who want to manage our complex and dynamic economy from the top down, to tame entrepreneurs with regulation, to tax the productive and, ultimately, to pick the next generation of winners. That's never worked well and isn't working today. But a better world awaits us if we elect leaders who can imagine a better future and fight to unleash the animal spirits of the market that will get us there.

Mr. Malone is a tech journalist and the author of several books, most recenty "Charlie's Place" (History Publishing, 2012).

Thursday, July 05, 2012

My son Kevin knows how to do some of these

Art of coffee
Art of coffee

Sweltering in the dark: a glimpse into America's future if the greens have their way

On Saturday night we all sat on the couch with flickering candle light, sweating and talking. What did people do before the age of electricity?" my 11-year-old asks. "I would have killed myself," he moans.
Electrical power is the central nervous system of our modern economy and our 21st-century lifestyles, and living without it for a few days reminds us how vulnerable we are to being sent back to a pre-Industrial Age. Yet every initiative by green groups is focused on reducing our access to electrical power—although they never admit that explicitly.
This power outage was caused by a severe thunderstorm from Mother Nature, but I'm convinced that rolling brown outs are coming, thanks to the radical environmental movement that has taken hold of our body politic. Green groups, for example, have declared war on coal, which still produces about 40% of our electricity. The Obama administration is listening and slamming the brakes on coal production. This cheap and domestically abundant energy source is getting cleaner all the time, thanks to technological progress. But that doesn't stop a global-warming alarmists like James Hansen, a lead scientist at NASA, from likening trains carrying coal to the German "death trains" that transported the Jews to Nazi concentration camps.

THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: Sweltering in the dark: a glimpse into America's future if the greens have their way

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Some of you will LIKE this photo, other will bash me for posting it. Let’s see where you stand

Of 4ths Long Ago

Fourth of July was at one time for us in the Redlin Abode of St Charles a big deal.

Meant trips to ND.

Pheasant Lake

Fireworks in Fredrick

OR the kids blowing things up

beans...lots of beans

Family that I miss

Even some fishing

Once upon a time skiing



BUT...those days are gone. We have all grown older. Life isn't that easy any more.

To all.... Bless you on this live in my memory

Bad Results from Good Intentions - It's time to Declare Independance

When I was growing up there was a great divide between black and white people. I didn't really know any until I was a young lad. I liked the ones I met. I liked the ones I went to college with. Spent much of my time with them. Lived with them for a while.

It may explain why in spite of the long time since then, I have an affinity for the culture. The problem is I have a very good memory. I recall what things were like then, not thru rose colored glasses, but because I lived it. I have seen the before and the after. The days before MLK's Speech. The days before Birmingham. The days before the Great Society and Johnson's war on poverty. I remember Brown v Board of Education. I remember the landmark civil rights law. All with good intentions but with unintended consequence. The destruction of a whole culture.

Black Folk had made quite a bit of economic and social progress in the 1950s, despite Jim Crow and segregation. It was culminated by the Civil Rights legislation. Black owned businesses, and two parent families were the norm in most communities. The 1960s welfare programs increased the numbers of BOTH white and black family breakups since the money was distributed to women with children. Men were essentially cut out as breadwinners and/or heads of households. In effect, welfare programs-designed with the intention of helping-have had an equal or greater effect on blacks as institutionalized slavery in breaking up families. Some might even say that blacks exchanged one form of slavery for another. All implemented by politicians who meant well, but who were not farsighted enough to see past what they were doing. Politicians who are still kept in place by the very people most damaged by their efforts.

In New York City in 1925, 85 percent of black households were two-parent households. In 1880 in Philadelphia, three-quarters of black families were composed of two parents and children. Nationally, in the late 1800s, percentages of two-parent families were 75.2 percent for blacks, 82.2 percent for Irish-Americans, 84.5 percent for German-Americans and 73.1 percent for native whites. Today just over 30 percent of black children enjoy two-parent families. Both during slavery and as late as 1920, a black teenage girl's raising a child without a man present was rare.

We have seen the destruction of a culture I value by political forces that are still influencing those they prey upon.

It's time to declare independence.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The High Price of Telling the Truth About Islam

 A strange thing happened to me the other day when I was driving past the Federal Building in Los Angeles.  There were a crowd of people assembled there with signs which said that Israel is an aggressive force in the Middle East and that Iran is being picked on.  As I stopped at a red light I heard a man with a mega phone lead the protesters in a chant charging Obama with genocide.  I saw many young people and several Muslim women with their heads covered.  It was an anti-war demonstration that probably a year ago I would have supported.  But although I am not in favor of military action, I know that Iran is not another Iraq, and that in fact there is more going on here than the overly-simplified picture that the protestors were painting, as cars drove by honking in support.  As the light turned green another sign caught my eye – a picture of the Twin Towers burning which read “911 Was an Inside Job”.  As I looked at a sea of Palestinian flags and college kids banging on drums I felt a certain frustration – frustration based on a series of events that have changed my world view.

The High Price of Telling the Truth About Islam | FrontPage Magazine

To Kill an American

Written by an Australian Dentist

You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.
So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is. So they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!!)
'An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.
An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans..
An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than inAfghanistan . The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses.
An American is also free to believe in no religion.. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

An American lives in the most prosperous
land in the history of the world..
The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence , which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.
An American is generous.. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.
When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!
As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan .
The national symbol of America , The Statue of Liberty , welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America
Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11, 2001, earning a better life for their families. It's been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.
So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world.. But, in doing so, you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.

useless eaters

I read a headline recently that was more than disturbing. It said: “UK Doctor Claims State Hospitals 'Killing' Elderly Patients to Free Up Beds.” If you have studied history, you will know that Hitler declared the Jews to be “non-human” and removed their legal rights as persons, giving him license to legally exterminate six million men, women, and children “for the benefit of society.” America has followed suit and dehumanized the baby in the womb by calling it a “blob of tissue.” The Supreme Court declared the unborn is not a “person” and has no legal rights, giving license for America to legally kill more than 54 million human beings—nearly ten times the amount killed by the Nazis.

Hitler’s dehumanization propaganda was only temporary. When he reached a position of supreme power and his killing-machine was perfectly legal, he dropped the facade and killed off anyone he considered to be “useless eaters.” America’s killing-machine has been perfectly legal for decades, so there’s no need for any more veiled propaganda. Of course, it’s not just about freedom of choice. It’s also about lining pockets with the billions of dollars that flow into the abortion industry. It’s about a baby in the womb, and the mantra is, “I don’t want it, so I will legally kill it.”

Society has become callous and is now ready for gender-based killing as well as the killing of those other ”useless eaters”: the elderly who can’t ”benefit society” and have become a drain on the economy. The root of Hitler’s problem was his idolatry. He made up a god in his own mind that had no moral dictates, leaving him free to carry out his own evil agenda. That’s also the root of America’s problem, from the White House to those who advocate the killing of unborn babies and “useless eaters (Ray Comfort)

Hope for Change

"First, most pollsters are missing one ingredient- common sense. Here is my gut instinct. Not one American who voted for McCain 4 years ago will switch to Obama. Not one in all the land. But many millions of people who voted for an unknown Obama 4 years ago are angry, disillusioned, turned off, or scared about the future. Voters know Obama now- and that is a bad harbinger."

Monday, July 02, 2012

Millionaire Brendon Burchard Shares The One Most Important Trait "Experts" Need To Succeed - Forbes

 From the article linked below.  A good read:

“I’ve seen that phenomenally successful people believe they can learn something from everybody.  I call them ‘mavericks with mentors.’  Richard Branson, for instance, is a total maverick but he surrounds himself with incredibly successful, smart people and he listens to them.
The expert is a student first.  There is zero ego there.  Sure, I can create some results over and over, but some I can’t.  The top exerts in the world are ardent students.  The day you stop learning, you’re definitely not an expert.  You need to be a ‘servant-driven expert’ and think, ‘Wow, I want to keep pace with this and I’m committed to that.’
Many people on the expert industry just insulate – that’s the biggest danger in the expert space.  Thousands of top “guru’s” in personal development arena push other people or whole segments of the industry away, and think about others’ work, ‘Wow, this is total junk.’  But in the world’s history, never once has discrimination led to success.  When you say “All coaches are less skilled than me,” for instance – you’re discriminating against a huge swath of people you don’t know, and that won’t serve you.
This comes from the ego within us.  Our brain is self-protective assumes everyone else is an idiot.  We believe our perspective is right.  My life truly changed and my business took off to the million dollar level when I realized that every person I meet is someone who carries an important message from the universe for me.  I don’t know what it is but I will honor them as a person and honor their voice and even if I don’t think it may be as intelligently informed as mine.
My best mentor is a mechanic – and he never left the sixth grade.  By any competency measure, he doesn’t have it.  But the perspective he brings to me and my life is, bar none, the most helpful.
In the end, really successful people believe they can learn something from everybody, and they do.”
*  * * * * *
Brendon’s messages can be viewed as spiritual and loving, or full of terrifically powerful business savvy, or both.  Any way you look at it, it’s humility that sets Brendon’s work apart from the thousands of other “gurus” in the expert industry space.  As one who wants to spread my own messages widely and be of service in career transformation, I know that I’ll follow Brendon’s advice to the letter – it’s time to release my inner narcissistic and start honoring and learning from everyone I meet.
Are you insulating and pushing away your customers and peers? Are you ready to embrace that you can learn something important from every single person you meet?

Millionaire Brendon Burchard Shares The One Most Important Trait "Experts" Need To Succeed - Forbes



I don't want to compromise, modify, adjust, tweak, fiddle with, defund, opt out or anything other than ONE THING with Obamacare.


No prisoners
Looks like the White House lackeys are grabbing all the gusto they can. Do they know something we don't..yet? Like the party ends Jan 20, 2013? HMMMM
Looks like I picked a find couple of decades to give up living in North Dakota. Harrumph
I always thought I would enjoy owning and driving a Rolls Royce. They are great cars and people in other nations have them. BUT, my Rolls Tastes and my Chevy Budget means I won't be driving one any time soon. Wait, I have an idea, lets tax everyone to pay for my Rolls. That's the ticket. Nope we can't afford it, but man till the whole thing comes crashing'll be great. And that's how to understand Obamacare. Nice plan, perfect and completely unaffordable.
Read this carefully and ask the obvious question....
Gene, when I saw this, I thought you'd like it.
As hated leaders are replaced by even more brutally oppressive regimes, the Arab Spring has become a sick joke

I just want to remind everyone who was excited by the Arab Spring a year and a half's the disaster some of us called it to be. Sad that so few people are able to see thru these scams. Be careful what you encourage and's not ALL good.

Sunday, July 01, 2012


It's time to take a stand against the prison that Public Education has become.
This article outlines it. Yet, the state keeps saying the answer to our problems is MORE that longer sentences in schools. We need REAL education, not the phony teacher pension building system we have now.