Friday, July 31, 2009

Between chores I am backing up our computers onto Data DVD's. I am also getting a database Disk (DVD and CD) cataloger from SEARCH MY DISK.
The catalog lets you know where certain files are located on CD's and DVD's.
Ice D took a nap attack after spending the night prowling outside. The kitten Punkie is beating the crap out our mouse on a string. Alleycat is by my side.
Time for a cup of coffee.
I just smiled - a thought wafted across our room.
Listening to salsa.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Organic has no health benefits

Some folks live in the stone hinge.
The chemicals that run into our drinking water poison us in the United States.
I am sure we can say the same for any of our products bought in our stores.
It is the water that is in danger and if poisoned water flows up into the food then what?

Fire and Brimstone

Where I am it is quiet and peaceful. The sun is shinning. Allycat is sleeping and the kitten, "Cute Little Punkie" is taking a bath sitting in a chair.
We have a new kitten. Our neighbor came over and said her dog had a kitten "treed" under her car and could not get it out and keep the dog away at the same time. So I called our safety expert and kitten rescuer, "Laurel Rose" and within 20 seconds the kitten was in her arms.
We spent the day yesterday in Paducah at a funeral. At the end of the service brother and daughter realized that they were going to close the coffin lid and they would not ever see their mother again. I then realized that I have never or will I ever see my mother in any coffin at peace.
That was an emotional moment.
The preacher thought that the end was coming soon. Typical southern gospel thinking. That is why George W. Bush put an end and quit funding the adventures of space travel.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

July 27, 2009

In this MegaVote for Kentucky's 1st Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Thune Amendment; Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms
  • Senate: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
  • House: Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009
  • House: Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
  • House: Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Act, 2010

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
  • House: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010
  • House: Corporate and Financial Institution Compensation Fairness Act of 2009

Recent Senate Votes
Thune Amendment; Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms - Vote Rejected (58-39, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate could not reach the necessary sixty votes to include this gun provision in the National Defense Authorization Act. The amendment would have allowed citizens who have concealed carry permits from their states to carry concealed firearms in another state that grants concealed carry permits.

Sen. Mitch McConnell voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jim Bunning voted YES......send e-mail or see bio


National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 - Vote Passed (87-7, 6 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this bill that sets funding levels for the military and authorizes Department of Defense programs, which includes reduced funding for the F-22 fighter jet.

Sen. Mitch McConnell voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jim Bunning voted YES......send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009 - Vote Passed (265-166, 3 Not Voting)

On Wednesday, the House voted to reinstitute and update the Pay-As-You-Go requirement of budget neutrality on new tax and mandatory spending legislation.

Rep. Ed Whitfield voted YES......send e-mail or see bio


Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 - Vote Passed (256-168, 9 Not Voting)

The House passed this $123.1 billion bill funding transportation and housing programs for the next fiscal year.

Rep. Ed Whitfield voted NO......send e-mail or see bio


Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Act, 2010 - Vote Passed (264-153, 16 Not Voting)

The House approved this $160.7 billion bill funding the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and other related agencies and programs.

Rep. Ed Whitfield voted NO......send e-mail or see bio


Upcoming Votes
Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 - H.R.3183

The Senate is scheduled to begin work on this bill funding the Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers and related agencies and programs.



Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 - H.R.3326

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill funding the Department of Defense.



Corporate and Financial Institution Compensation Fairness Act of 2009 - H.R.3269

The House is scheduled to work on this bill that intends to provide shareholders with an advisory vote on executive compensation and to prevent certain incentives in the compensation practices of financial institutions.

Monday, July 27, 2009



Happy Birthday Ron

Are Islamist militant?

If I were to ask them they would say no the majority of us are peaceful and good.
So why do we have a headline like this?
This reminds me of someone doing the dirty work for someone else as in:
The butchers that slaughter beef and fowl.
The maid that cleans the room after you leave the hotel.
The timber-man that burns the trees ahead of the bulldozers that clears the land.
The Nazi's that killed millions while the Catholic Church said nothing.
The Kingdom of slaves.
The stork with it's head in the sand.
Or mom who wipes the baby's butt.
I think killing poor black starving Africans because you are paid to do so looks pretty bad for other followers of Islam.


Big City Machines

68 and partly cloudy.
In this day and age news, humor and gossip travel extremely fast. Our national newspapers cannot keep up with it so they disappear. Local gossip, humor and news has a more personal slant to it so local newspapers keep publishing.
Will someone pay a reporter to write an in-depth article and publish it online?
As cheap as labor is at the moment no one will pay anyone anything.
I find it hard to believe that folks are still spending money to eat out or to go to the movies. We certainly cannot afford those luxuries.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

etched into a manuscript

I saw a movie/documentary/animation about what happened to the dinosaurs. The movie speculated that the earth was hit by a huge comet (65 million years ago) which plowed into the earth and cased a tsunami, chaos and death to all creatures above ground. The creatures that survived were the burrowing mammals and insects that live deep below ground.
Where this fits in with Christian Creationism and it's start 10,000 years ago is a puzzle and paradox.
I believe in evolution and god - words woven together with history and religion.
If I am correct then Christian Creationism started long before the earth was created (4.54 billion years ago) and evolution is evolution.

Points of view.

I have seen a different religious point of view from just about every person that I have ever met.
Just about every point of view speaks of peace and good behavior toward their fellow man with a few exceptions.
How can I possibly tell each person that their view is wrong when in their heart their view is correct?
If I listened to their view point, I or we would come to an understanding that their view is correct and realize that we were saying the same thing only using different nouns and verbs to explain the same things.
If their view is correct and my point of view is correct then that tells me that we are all right in our views about life and that I have failed to understand their viewpoint in the past.
So I must see each person as being alive with a viewpoint that is correct and to the point.
If that is correct then I must see each of us as being an image of god and understand their point of view as the same as mine.
This space that I occupy is very grand and I believe that each one of us occupies the same grand place.
This implies that all matter as being in the image of god.

"Matter: Something that occupies space and can be perceived by one or more senses;
a physical body, a physical substance, or the universe as a whole."

So must I worship the ground that each one of us occupies?
I guess if you wear standing in front of me I would have too?
Whatever I like the idea that each one of us is correct in our points of view.

Bushes and branches and his cohorts seem to interrupt my logic.
War seems to interrupt my logic.

Some how the above letter does not make sense. When I wrote it it made good sense in my mind.
Perhaps some day I will understand what I meant.
Today is the Sun Day
The weather forecast calls for rain today in Western Kentucky. We rested yesterday, I'll rest today and do some laundry.
I got bit by a bug and it did not show up until yesterday morning. It looks like two round chigger bites but it is spreading slowly. I'll go to the doctor tomorrow. I measured it yesterday ans it was 3/8 of an inch in diameter - this morning it is bigger but not as red.
It is quiet and peaceful this morning. The only sound is the humming of electricity and a wooden squeak.
All the cats are out except for our old Alleycat, she is sitting near me, I won't pet her - she bites but she sits near for comfort.
It is time for coffee.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

We have a partly cloudy morning here in Western Kentucky and the temperature is 76 degrees. Motherkitty and I went swimming yesterday after my trip to town. I passed out 1/3rd of hand bills given me. The young folks wanted to shy away but I was a hawkish barker stuffing theirs bags with literature. My coalition website is beautiful and it does provide a glimmer a hope to those in need. I offer a different pleasure.
What was the name of that store that offered you a wish or a pleasure?

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Robo-Ethicists Want to Revamp Asimov’s 3 Laws

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law
It is very foggy here in Western Kentucky. I think it is about 66 degrees outside. I made some business cards a few years back for the Crittenden County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community and I lost them when I formatted Motherkitty's computer ( a terrible blunder). They looked very nice and I have no idea what they looked like. I do not want to start from scratch but it looks like I may have too.
Tomorrow Crittenden Health System and Pamida have a Health Fair and I am going to have a booth for the Crittenden County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association sponsors the Crittenden County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community website and is a member of the Coalition. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association also sponsors research for the Alzheimer's Association. So I go representing NARFE to these health fairs to pass out information about the Drug Coalition and Alzheimer's research.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Facebook

It rained all night in Western Kentucky and it helped my tomatoes and our overall picture.
Motherkitty is playing a game on her computer and I am sure (without bothering her) that it has something to do with Facebook. Facebook does bring out the competitive gamers.
Motherkitty is a competitive gamer.
The other day I loaded Nero 7 Essentials onto my desktop because it had a some Light Scribe software on it. Well it made me unload my Nero Wave Editor and that annoyed me because the wave editor removes dead spots and clicks from old recordings (LP, Tape and CD's). Well I found the Light Scribe software I was looking for so I put my Nero Wave Editor back on my computer and unloaded Nero 7 Essentials.
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I have also found out mp3 is quantity and not quality. Some old reel to reel tapes and some LP's recordings have some essential quality built into the format - there are some variables. There may also be some quality in CD's but I am not sure about the variables other that scratches.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Last Fall my DVD burner on my desktop died and I could not do much with the computer with music files because of the died burner. Motherkitty's computer had a great burner on it but it had an IDE connection and my computer had a SATA connection so I could not take her extra DVD drive and use it. So I waited until the SATA drives were on sale (last Fall they were priced at about $150 on up) I paid about $60.00 for a DVD+- burner with LightScribe on the burner. I replaced it the other day and used the Lightscribe last night; I had to remove my Old Nero Mix to get the Lightscribe to work which was a bummer because I loved the Nero music editing software. I'll find some other way to use the Lightscribe and replace my Nero software.


July 20, 2009

In this MegaVote for Kentucky's 1st Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes -

  • Senate: Cloture Motion; Nomination of Robert M. Groves, to be Director of the Census
  • Senate: Cloture Motion; To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes
  • House: Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2010
  • House: Restore Our American Mustangs Act
  • House: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

Upcoming Congressional Bills -

  • Senate: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
  • House: Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009
  • House: Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
  • House: Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Act, 2010

Recent Senate Votes
Cloture Motion; Nomination of Robert M. Groves, to be Director of the Census - Vote Agreed to (76-15, 9 Not Voting)

The Senate agreed to this procedural vote allowing a vote on the nomination of Robert Groves to be the Director of the Census, who was later confirmed by a voice vote.

Sen. Mitch McConnell voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jim Bunning voted NO......send e-mail or see bio


Cloture Motion; To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes - Vote Agreed to (63-28, 9 Not Voting)

The Senate agreed to end debate on this amendment to the Military Construction authorization bill that would include gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability in the definition of hate crimes. The amendment was later approved by voice vote.

Sen. Mitch McConnell voted NO......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jim Bunning voted Not Voting......send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2010 - Vote Passed (219-208, 1 Present, 5 Not Voting)

On Thursday, the House voted on this $24.1 billion bill funding the Treasury Department, the executive branch, the judicial branch, the District of Columbia and independent agencies.

Rep. Ed Whitfield voted NO......send e-mail or see bio


Restore Our American Mustangs Act - Vote Passed (239-185, 9 Not Voting)

On Friday, the House passed this bill that intends to improve the management and long-term health of wild free-roaming horses and burros.

Rep. Ed Whitfield voted YES......send e-mail or see bio


Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 - Vote Passed (320-97, 16 Not Voting)

The House approved this $33.3 billion bill funding the Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers and related agencies and programs.

Rep. Ed Whitfield voted YES......send e-mail or see bio


Upcoming Votes
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 - S.1390

The Senate is scheduled to continue work on this bill to set funding levels for the military and authorize Department of Defense programs.



Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009 - H.R.2920

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill intended to reinstitute and update the Pay-As-You-Go requirement of budget neutrality on new tax and mandatory spending legislation.



Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 - H.R.___

The House is scheduled to work on this bill funding transportation and housing programs for the next fiscal year.



Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Act, 2010 - H.R.___

The House is also expected to work on this funding bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and other related agencies and programs.

62 degrees and sunny, our pool dipped to 80 degrees yesterday morning (a little too cool for Motherkitty); I turned on the solar heater when I viewed the temperature and by the end of the day it was 87 degrees at bedtime. In a few minutes I will view the pool temperature and turn on the heater again and it will be rally nice to be in this afternoon.
I spent the day cutting branches off our Lilac bush (it was overgrown) the ice storm had flattened it a broke 6 or 7 limbs plus I trimmed it back pretty hard. I will chip and shred those limbs sometime next week. Today I will mow and trim a few overhanging limbs off our trees.
Motherkitty spent her day yesterday at rest.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Are the stars aligning for telemedicine's succcess?

Could I sit in a chair with a nurse present and have her poke my back while the doctor at left sees what is happening to me.
He could go from room to room without getting up (my chart is there on his laptop the teleconference is on the wall before him). He could make more money and see more patients.
All that we ask is to change the way we see doctors. President Obama understands what I am asking.
There is an article in the headline above that gives you a clue as to what changes and the cost.
Do I have to hunt for food this morning?
Does she have to go out and gather berries.
I have traded my labor for money and so has she.
I have enough for food and warmth.
And it seems I have enough to watch a cat play on a piano on a video too.

It is 54 degrees this Monday morning. I had to shampoo the carpet yesterday because our old black cat (Alleycat) did a big number on it. I started out doing my laundry yesterday and while I was cleaning the carpet mom did all the laundry. Today I will put her scanner up but in a different spot - closer to the computer because my USB hub is toast (I used it to go farther away - relay).
I had to disconnect all my speaker in the living room because they were the wrong impedance. They were all 4 ohm instead of 8 ohm. My old receiver did not care what their impedance was it used anything. This new receiver is sooo particular it only uses 6 to 8 ohm speakers maybe 16 ohm when it suits itself.
I am using a $29.00 dollar surround sound speaker system now in the living room - 70 watts total and it is doing OK.
Our friend Fay sent us this and it is great.




Sunday, July 19, 2009

54 degrees as I just now looked twice at both thermometers. That is pretty chilly for July and it may be a record as being the coldest day on record for this day in Kentucky. Now it may have been colder back when the glaciers came as far south as Illinois a few years back (18,000 years ago). The lite blue area is a glacier.
Mom's home and my eyes are crusty after washing my face and brushing my teeth and having a cup of coffee.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

24 Tigers Killed in Panna Tiger Reserve - None Left

The delicate realm of being,
wrapped in ones skin.
Your careful to caress the emotions of others.
To coax comfort.
To sway being across the mind.
The pleasant hello.
Swell the ego with love and comfort
and let them walk free.
Have a nice day.

We are the strong human being. The mountain lion, wolf, coyote and bear know this, they stay out of our way. Deer, horses, cattle, bison, elephants, cats, fowl and dogs have learned to live with us.
There is a story in the headlines above where big cats who had a place to share have been push out of existence by us the human being.
It was not the powerful banker with an ego that does what it pleases and lets us eat cake who has chased to tiger away it was the man that wanted land to work.
I understand because the wolf and bears are not wanted in Western Kentucky, if they arrive here they will be shot and killed, so they stay away.
People live with law - well they condone law - if they did not want me here then like the Jews in Israel they would be shot.
I had a friend Emory who understood this, he was wild so he went his own way and pushed beyond the law - I do not know where he is?

When I lived on the commune we practiced the art of living together so we gave each human being the space to occupy. I know that this is a behaviour pattern as is our preamble but it worked and we learned the word god and freedom. We had a standard we gave the area of land called, "Morningstar" to them as in, "Land Access To Which Is Denied No One".
So we will sympathize with the big cat then shop and work at Walmart.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Silver Maples are dancing in the wind this morning; I worked hard last night getting my desk top computer back together. I am in the process of putting it back to its original intention. Music Editing. I started cleaning up old tapes and placing them on CD's. I completed two: 1 rock CD which I need to edit again and separate the songs for our auto CD player and a Cuban tape which I took out the pops and crackles.
We went to the doctor in Princeton Kentucky and mom got an referral/appointment to see a doctor
in Paducah.
New Look at WalMart - We also walked threw (mom rode in a wheelchair) the new WalMart store in Princeton and it really felt like walking in an big old department store, familiar and strange. Nothing like the other WalMarts I have been in. Very busy and it did not seem crowded at all.

Quote from article, "

Throughout the store, Walmart has generally widened aisles — six to eight feet is common; in some instances by up to 10-feet — and lowered fixturing. In some areas, traditional gondola runs have been interrupted by new layouts, including diagonal runs, for instance, in cosmetics. The pharmacy here is now on the infield of the store, opposite groceries.

Color schemes in signage have also softened: blue signs are now closer to a powder blue, rather than the deeper scheme before. Giant suspended signs with the word “Happy” as a core theme stretch across the entire front of the store."