Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Obamacare realities!

Obamacare realities strike home! Another fan discovers the hard reality that there "an't no such thing as a free lunch". Welcome to the results of getting what you want. I hope that this is a learning experience for you but I won't hold my breath as there was sufficient information available before Obamacare "got jammed through congress with just a Democrat party line vote and other procedural tricks" but you were still all for it and cheered when it was signed into law. Well now you get to live with the results unless the Republicans can undo this mess - at which time you are likely to blame them for something anyway.

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Clinton Foundation

"It is very unwise for Hillary Clinton to be associated with a foundation that is taking millions of dollars from foreign governments. This isn't just the appearance of a conflict of interest this is a real conflict of interest."

To quote a politician, "At this point, what difference does it make?" (Hillary Clinton). I guess she does not see anything wrong with this because the Obama campaign did not see anything wrong with accepting campaign contributions from foreigners either, despite laws to the contrary.

"The question is is what has the foundation been spending their money on because it doesn't appear to be is under 10% of their budget, of the money they have raised that has actually gone out to charitable giving"

Over 2 Billion dollars has been raised / collected. This is how the Clintons operate. Remember those cattle futures? Remember the White Water dealings? What kind of quid pro quo does that kind of money buy? Only the Clinton can say for sure! The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Robot arms!

doctors at Johns Hopkins ... outfitting this double amputee with two brain-controlled robot arms

Just WOW! These arms are thought controlled and allow the tester to interact with objects. We live in exciting times and these sorts of advances help put people back together so that they can live their lives as they wish, not as they are forced to by their conditions.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


I certainly wanted to do this once or twice...

original comic of xkcd.

Monday, February 9, 2015

NBC: Making up the news that is too good to not be true...

"This is at least the fifth time in recent years that NBC or MSNBC has gotten caught cooking the books, John Nolte writes at Big Journalism"

All of this has happened under the watch of Steve Capus (pictured above), who’s not only the president of NBC News, but also the “the arbiter of issues involving ethics, style, standards, safety and other matters that affect the Division’s journalistic bearing.”

This is not the only reason but it is one of the main reasons that I do not watch TV news. National and local news stations are too political and too quick to put their own slant on whatever the current hot story is instead of doing their basic job; presenting the facts. Today the entire news industry (TV, print, and radio) has far too many "journalists" and far too view reporters. Too many journalists got into that field in order to "change the world" or to "make a difference". I just want the facts, the who, what, when, where, and why. I don't want to be "told a story" or be fed and "narrative". Too many of the stories have a slant or a bias and often it is easy to see based on how the story is presented and/or what is left out. What questions are not asked. I can get a far more accurate picture of an event far more quickly using the internet and alternate news sources than by any of the "real" news outlets.

As a related event, let us not forget to mention Brian Williams, who is now in the news himself for "embellishing" (to put it kindly) his own bio by claiming he was involved in situations and exploits that did not happen; for example, a helicopter he was riding in taking a hit from an RPG rocket.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


This composition could have been created yesterday instead of 1969 (over 40 years ago)! That was the original, this one (below) is the remake that [I think] most people remember.

Enjoy both and decide which you like more!