Thursday, April 28, 2011

Zombie Proof house? Maybe, but I don't want to pay the $$$

This house is awesome, and awe inspiring. Don't think I could afford it though, but still pretty nifty.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Age of America nears end

For the first time, the international organization has set a date for the moment when the “Age of America” will end and the U.S. economy will be overtaken by that of China. 

5 years, and then we will no longer be the dominant economy. Oil won't be traded in USD, international trade wont be conducted in USD and the USD will be worth a lot less then it is even now.
My kids will be 13 and 8 and they will be entering a new world, where the US is sliding towards default, permanent recession and 1 in 5 will be unemployed.

I just have to pray that things don't get as bad as they possibly can. Any chance we can get that balanced budget Constitutional Amendment we need?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tax Reform Now!

American middle class families pay more federal taxes on a single gallon of gasoline (18.4 cents) than Exxon Mobil paid in U.S. income taxes in all of 2009.

Exxon Mobil Paid No U.S. Income Taxes In 2009

Monday, April 25, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Uh Oh

We're flat broke, our leaders are squabbling in Congress and our President is re-arranging the deck chairs as the Titanic sinks and somebody over at Standard and Poor's has noticed.
http://phelps.donotremove.net/2011/04/sp-cuts-u-s-ratings-outlook-to-negative/

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Big Idea: Perennial Grains

Scientists think they can create perennial grains, thus solving many of the problems we have today with farming annuals. Can I hear a big 'woot' for science? Got to love those geeks out there solving problems with their minds.  :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Don’t trust the AP for news. by SnarkyBytes

Completely ripped off from SnarkyBytes ,Thanks Alan.

If you haven’t realized it yet, the AP is totally untrustworthy.
Here’s a gem from today.
Oil has topped $108 a barrel, the highest price since 2008. Regular unleaded gasoline now goes for an average $3.69 a gallon, according to AAA’s daily fuel gauge survey, up 86 cents from a year ago.
The higher costs have been driven by unrest in Libya and other oil-producing Middle East countries, along with rising energy demand from a strengthening U.S. economy.
Completely and totally wrong. The price of oil is at a record high because the value of the dollar is at a record low. Oil is priced in dollars. When those dollars are devalued and buy less, Oil becomes more expensive. You can thank the Federal Reserve for it.
“Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon” –Milton Friedman
For you liberal reporters out there, “monetary phenomenon” means it’s caused by the central bank’s manipulation of the money supply*.
But you won’t learn that from the AP.
* Yes, I know other things affect the money supply but in this case it is directly caused by the quantitative easing the Federal Reserve is doing. For you journalists out there, quantitative easing = printing money.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Who do we owe? The national debt is crazy scary

So, China doesnt have to go to war with us, they just keep buying our debt until they own us. Nice.
http://www.defeatthedebt.com/understanding-the-national-debt/who-do-we-owe/

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring, baseball and hot dogs

For those of you in North America, spring is finally coming in and its time for hot dogs. My favorite way to eat them is slathered in chili sauce, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, onions on a steamed bun.

Sauce Recipe (suspected to be Tony Packo's)
2 lb lean ground beef
1/2 T thyme
2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
1/2 T cumin
Dash cayenne pepper
2 T chili powder
3 c water
1 T black pepper
1 T Hungarian paprika (no substitutes)
1 t salt

Brown ground beef, breaking into very small pieces as it cooks; drain off fat. Add remaining ingredients; simmer 1 hour or until desired consistency.

Serve with chopped sweet onions, relish, shredded cheese and maybe even a pickle. Mustard, no ketchup on a chili dog. Steam your buns people.

Note: Serve over a Nathan's dog, Hebrew national, Bahama mama or any other high quality beef frank, not just any hotdog.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Why aren't we listening to the IMF

The IMF says we have to do something about our defecit/debt soon or the International economy will crash.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Why arent we listening to our armed forces?

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Mike Mullen has described our national debt as the greatest national security threat facing our nation.

Methinks that would get someones attention when the top soldier (ahem, ok, sailor) mentions that the government is its own worst enemy.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Speaking of bad governments - Quote of the Week

"If George Washington knew you were Tweeting about the British royal wedding, he'd snatch the iPhone from your hand and kick your ass."  Tam

Our Government is out of touch

Man, this graph sums it all up