Archive for April 2009
I was about to change my mind about retiring to the Sun shine State, but thankfully my animals will be safe. After all You never know about the people who hang out there.
Hell my brother even drinks occasionally and you know what that means. And nobody needs to add to the crime down there by dragging extra cats along.
Unless we take them to a vet. And you know what that means.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Having sex with animals could soon be outlawed in Florida.
The Senate unanimously passed a bill (SB 448) Tuesday that would make it a third degree felony for anyone to have sex with an animal. A similar bill in the House has not been debated on the floor.
Florida is one of 16 states without a law banning bestiality.
The bill sponsored by Sen. Nan Rich, D-Weston, D-Weston, would make the offense a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. The Florida law would not apply to veterinary practices.
According to the national Humane Society, several studies highlight a link between sexual assault of animals and sex crimes against humans.
My new pad for Florida……
I really like the diving platform which comes complete with rickety ladder.
Makes me nostalgic for my place in California (not!!).
Need a ride?
Does have a nice ring to it (Heh heh).
Oh yea Sars is back.Or is ozone hole. No bird flu. No wait global warning, Alar on your apples, killer peanuts, Pistachios -are-out-to-get-you or maybe …..?
We’re dead eventually, just don’t tell about me on TV to take attention away from government criminals inducing disasters in the economy , OK ?
Does anyone seriously believe an obstructionist opposition which supported Bush’s giveaways and staggering deficits for eight long years has any credibility? The moment to do something about deficits was 2003, and the moment to vote down bailouts was last Fall (hmm, now there’s an appropriate season) when the TARP debacle was shoved down the nation’s throat by the Financial Aristocracy.
Does anyone seriously believe the Democrats who cheerily absorbed millions in donations from scalawags and crooks in Fannie Mae, Goldman Sachs et al. while obstructing regulations which might have limited the damage have a lick of credibility? To be a partisan in this age is to be either blind or brainwashed.
So let’s face it: any President who sought to destroy the political power of the Investment Banker Aristocracy in a frontal assault would be defeated if not destroyed. Any president of either party who dares even mess around the edges of the real power structure gets “the treatment.”
Is there any strategy would might actually work? How about “give them enough rope to hang themselves”? President Dwight Eisenhower has long been dismissed as a do-nothing who “got lucky” in his two terms. Perhaps–but he was also a canny politico who didn’t say much because he preferred to give his opponents plenty of stout rope. And sure enough, most of the time they promptly hanged themselves with their own excesses.
Now I’m agreeing with Paul Krugman, for Christ’s sake.
We have run out of suckers. The ones we have are borrowing and printing to save themselves. Their all praying that a couple of trillion a year pumped into the world economy collectively will save our sorry asses.
For awhile they are right. Expect a series of W shaped collapses and you can’t go wrong.
As an aside, the Government is becoming more afraid of us. Ask Napalitano.
Got to grab them guns. We need a crisis to save the Fed’s sorry asses.
Swine flu maybe. Yea, some exotic disease maybe.
Not only do we need another planet to save us, we need a galaxy!
For what it’s worth, a key conclusion from the IMF’s new World Economic Outlook is that recessions caused by financial crisis typically end with export booms, with the trade balance improving, on average, by more than 3 percent of GDP. I find this a disturbing result: we’re now suffering from a global financial crisis, which means that the usual driver of recovery will only be available if we can find another planet to export to.
If it ain’t one piece of irrelevant bullshit it’s another.
I guess we’ll just have to die before the planet does. (Sigh).
April 23, 2009 — The Earth’s ailing ozone layer will probably recover, but it will never look exactly like it used to.
That is the conclusion of a new study, which found that greenhouse gasses are interfering with ozone’s rebound in complicated ways. The study predicts a patchy future for the ozone layer, with some sections becoming even thicker than they were before bans on ozone-damaging chemicals kicked in. Other sections, meanwhile, may remain sparse.
“This shows that greenhouse gas increases could have some surprising effects on ozone,” said Feng Li, an atmosheric scientist at NASA’s Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center in Greenbelt, Md.
The ozone layer lies in the stratosphere, the region of the atmosphere that stretches from about 10 miles to 30 miles above the planet’s surface.
I remember the 70’s. Compared to today they were pretty good.
You could actually support a family on “blue collar” wages. However, about this time changes were in the making: the wholesale moving our industry offshore.
The 70’s started out with us carpet bombing little brown people from the stone age into the 20th century.
Boy that worked out good.
Then we pissed off a bunch of people with towels on their head because we like to make war on religious nuts who disagree with our religious nuts by moving religious nuts into their neighborhood.So they decided to quit selling us oil.
Boy that worked out good.
After that we turned our money into play dough to pay for all these different wars and dictators we owned by borrowing and spending ourselves into a series of inflationary depressions that have finally now caught up with us.
Boy that worked out good.
Until today we have to hire a black guy as president who’s main asset is having no real discernible qualifications for the job to kiss and make up with everyone on the planet we have abused for all our empire building by his clueless predecessors.
Boy is that working.
Now we have to pay the piper. Every dime we borrow or print will come home to bite us in the ass.
Until the empire dies and we start over.
A few days ago, in a bold move, the Federal Reserve announced that it would buy US$1 trillion worth of U.S. Treasuries and mortgage-backed agency debt. Apparently, the idea behind this measure is to subdue long-term interest rates in the United States, thereby assisting homeowners. However, any serious investor should realize that this line of thinking is totally flawed. Allow me to explain:
By announcing to the entire world that the Federal Reserve is ready and willing to buy U.S. Treasuries and other agency debt, the Federal Reserve is hoping to support the U.S. bond market and suppress long-term interest-rates. Unfortunately, in order to buy these assets, the Federal Reserve will end up creating even more dollars and the result will be the exact opposite of what the officials set out to do! As the Federal Reserve steps up its buying of U.S. government debt, it would have to create money out of thin air. When this occurs, inflationary expectations will rise and nervous bond investors will automatically demand higher interest-rates in order to protect themselves from inflation. So, as an inflation-premium sets in the market, bond investors will reset interest-rates at a much higher level. It is worth noting that the U.S. establishment engaged in the same misguided policy roughly 60 years ago and the result was much higher interest-rates…and that saga morphed into the inflationary holocaust of the late 1970s.