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I really try to stay away from political discussions. I can’t stand people who froth at the mouth over this stuff. I’m making an exception in this case because I’m getting really scared about the emerging patterns that I see…..

Did someone say inflation?
On March 19, 2009 Obama had the Treasury  Invest 1 trillion dollars that we do not have. The fed created this out of thin air in an imitation of Germany in the 1920s and 30s.,2933,509836,00.html

Government Takovers –
The Obama administration is considering asking Congress to give the Treasury secretary unprecedented powers to initiate the seizure of non-bank financial companies, such as large insurers, investment firms and hedge funds, whose collapse would damage the broader economy, according to an administration document.
Update (it’s happening) – GM boss steps down at White House’s request

Where is my Tax Cut –
Top Democrats in the Senate announced a budget blueprint Tuesday that would scrap Barack Obama’s signature tax cut after 2010 and blends sleight of hand with modest restraint on domestic programs to cut the deficit to sustainable levels.

Nonprofits fret over Obama tax proposals –
Many wealthy Americans weren’t shocked when Obama’s budget proposal called for raising their income taxes. But there was surprise — and some alarm — over a separate proposal to limit the deductions that couples earning more than $250,000 can claim for charitable gifts. Under the plan, a donor in the highest tax bracket would save $280 on a $1,000 charitable deduction, instead of $396.

Washington gettings it’s fingers on the Newspapers –
With many U.S. newspapers struggling to survive, a Democratic senator on Tuesday introduced a bill to help them by allowing newspaper companies to restructure as nonprofits with a variety of tax breaks.

Obama considering government run ‘bad bank’ for decaying assets –
President-elect Obama is considering a plan by the US Federal Reserve, Treasury and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation that would see the government establish a bank to absorb bad assets from struggling private banks. This move would bypass any role congress might play.

Here comes the big Change –
Clinton advisor Dick Morris on what he perceives as the real Obama agenda

Update – Now Obama wants to control our internets

I listen to a lot of podcasts. My interests are mainly technology and photography with a little Ravi and NPR’s TAL thrown in. I was very excited when I discovered that Alex Lindsay from the Pixel Corp had a new photography podcast called This Week In Photography. I went to the site to look around and grab the RSS feed for the podcast. The only RSS feed that I could find was for the blog. If you wanted the podcast you had to use iTunes. I didn’t think it was possible for anyone to have their head stuck so far into a place that seems anatomically impossible, but I was wrong.  I wrote to them and asked for the URL for the podcast feed. I got two very snarky replies back from Scott Borne (quite the businessman): The podcast is iPod only (enhanced AAC not MP3) and the only place to get it is iTunes. I should have been able to figure that out without bothering him, because it was mentioned once in a blog post somewhere on the site. He said he could care less if I was able to listen or not. They had hundreds of other listeners. They don’t support any RSS catchers (like Juice), only iTunes.

Continue reading ‘Has TWIP seen the light?’ »

This post is added to from time to time. I’ve tried to keep this topic in one place.
(last updated October 2010)

NOTE – with the exposure of the Climategate Scandal, I’ve decided that there is no longer any point to make here and I’ll not post any further updates to this thread. There is NO EVIDENCE of Anthropogenic Global Warming. There is no data that wasn’t made up. There is no peer review that wasn’t compromised. There is no method to construct the models. We have been lied to and conspired against. Anything else they may have to say will fall on deaf ears. Stick a fork in Global Warming, it’s done.

The UN wants us all to ratify the Kyoto treaty which would empower the UN to tax/ fine the US for not reducing our “carbon footprint”. Al Gore is a politician; his crockumentary was based on some bogus google-type research. It’s all hysteria-based nonsense that has captured very ignorant people who have bought into the entire idea that people can control the climate. His so-called scientific consensus is based on a select group of non-climate “scientists” who agreed with their own UN report.

Continue reading ‘Global Warming – riiiiiiiight’ »

A very good site about the classic Rule of Thirds is HERE

Other forms of composition that break this rule can be tested HERE and HERE

An interesting idea about photographing Threes is HERE

A different take on the Rule of Thirds is HERE

This is one courageous Fox Sportscaster –
The Black KKK

I started off as a SlashDot addict and quickly left that behind when Digg emerged. SlashDot always seemed to me rather Linux biased (anti-Windows anyways). Digg started out great, but lately I despair. There is just so much crap that I’m not interested in. A million idiots banging on typewriters may not be able to produce Shakespeare, but they have proven that they can produce Digg. Now you can filter out whatever you don’t want to see. I’m so much happier with Digg.

I filter:

Political News
Election News
Political Opinion

This even gets rid of Al Gore and Michael Moore! If I ever want to read that stuff I’ll go where people aren’t frothing at the mouth quite so much. It does reduce my comical science intake though.


This same sort of filtering is now possible with Engadget!

Just surf to –

and you’ll be in Apple-free gadget bliss….. (c8

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