Sunday, August 30, 2009

Constitutional Homeland Security & Civic Responsibility

Here's the first few. I'd advise that you go watch the rest here.

If'n you didn't know, this is Dr. Edwin Vieira.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

My luck!

I'm moving this weekend, and, wouldn't ya know it, the only rain for 100's of miles around happens to be right here. WTF!?


Huh. It says here that only 3 banks failed over the week... Well, that's only 15 for the month of August... but 589 branches were forced to reorganize.. just for this month. This compares with only 34 branches and three banks a year ago. That's not including ATMs.

On a branch basis, that means 3,628 branches have been reorganized from last July 11th, when IndyMac started the ball rolling with the latest round of closures.

look here for more information.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Another site worth looking at on saturday mornings for the latest in bank failures, be sure to check it out once every saturday.

I find it hilarious that it's a .gov domain without being a government entity.. Makes me wonder if I can get Sounds terribly entertaining..
...sounds like the healthcare bill site.. I should write them posthaste.

Debt Clock

I love this thing, and look at it at least once a week, to remind myself to keep going.

Being in the city hurts your brain? Say it ain't so!

A article which I could have told them. Gods Teeth, man, No Fisking Chit!

Now scientists have begun to examine how the city affects the brain, and the results are chastening. Just being in an urban environment, they have found, impairs our basic mental processes. After spending a few minutes on a crowded city street, the brain is less able to hold things in memory, and suffers from reduced self-control. While it's long been recognized that city life is exhausting -- that's why Picasso left Paris -- this new research suggests that cities actually dull our thinking, sometimes dramatically so.

As this video will tell you, idiots abound... but living in the city seems to multiply the idiot quotient (I know, quotient implies division, not multiplication... my point is rather than truly multiplying in numbers, they seem to be able to use a form of mitosis, thereby splitting themselves in twos and simultaneously multiplying.. a conundrum, to be sure..)

Ran across an interesting quote today...

This from Strike The Root

"When men get in the habit of helping themselves to the property of others, they cannot easily be cured of it." ~ New York Times editorial opposing the proposed income tax, 1909

I chortled quite a bit, actually.

Also, forgot where (maybe the same site), I found one a few days ago that I kept.

"The voice of protest, of warning, of appeal is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and drum, echoed by the press and too often by the pulpit, is bidding all men fall in step and obey in silence the tyrannous word of command. Then, more than ever, it is the duty of the good citizen not to be silent." ~ Charles Eliot Norton

It is interesting to note, especially in recent months, that dissent went from being patriotic (Cindy Sheehan, anyone?), to being terrorism and extremist (or even 'made up', as some would have people believe) in nature.

Succinct is a word I use often to describe myself, but I'm finding it rather difficult these days to stay that way without being poignant to the people I'm trying to explain these things to.

I'm getting upset with people more frequently then in the past. My mind cannot wrap around the fact that little attention is being paid to this kind of stuff... OR!... Or is it being paid attention to, whilst we all sit back and complain, feeling lonely, thinking no one is paying attention? Should I acquire stock in a tinfoil company, or revel in the fact that the house of cards is coming down around our ears while everyone sticks their fisking heads in the sand!?

Good questions to ponder.