Monday, November 30, 2009

New Reactor Uses Sunlight to Turn Water and Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

Power and Devastation

We as citizens of the United States and members of NATO and the United Nations are the only nation in the world that sends its youth to police the world conflicts. Our last president sent over 3000 of our young men to heaven helping the world with it's conflicts. We have done it so much that Islam has declared war on us and not the world.
Our latest president is succumbing under the pressure of our conservative government and sending more young men into the worlds conflict.
We are free whether we send them or not. They have always protected us we never needed to send them into caves as long as we had the planes and missiles.

Monday morning and I am up a little late, I hear quiet sounds in my ear or is it my ears just ringing? Time to make some coffee and maybe some cinnamon toast.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Eli
It is just after 6:00 AM and daylight is just giving us a hint, mom is at the computer in our sons room and I am thinking about a cup of coffee, none made just thinking.
Motherkitty gave herself a day of rest yesterday after being helped by her daughter and the two girls with the meal thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day.
Yesterday instead of watching football I did dishes and cleaned up tables. Thanksgiving Day Kitten Yarn did those chores.
Kitten Yarns two girls are a ball of energy in doing chores which really helped us on these days of thanksgiving. Little brother did help me do some detailed dusting (military style with small crevice brushes) it took an hour making sure no dust was seen with military inspections after military inspections. It was a good day to understand the work ethic of our military.
Big sister pealed potatoes for our dinner, little sister made pumpkin pies.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I have much to be thankful for.

1. Our first thanks is to all the folks who put our power lines back up after the tremendous ice storm that literally removed us from any communications to outside our area. We could not travel down any road because of the downed trees, downed telephone lines, ice and power lines across the roads. Know one had a clue outside of our area for three days of our circumstance.
2. My second thanks to all the servicemen who protect us from harm.
3. My third thanks is to everyone who has managed to find a way to put food on our table.
4. My forth thanks is to god for blessing me with family and friends.

Thanksgiving Painting

The Presidents Thanksgiving Day Proclaimation

What began as a harvest celebration between European settlers and indigenous communities nearly four centuries ago has become our cherished tradition of Thanksgiving. This day's roots are intertwined with those of our nation, and its history traces the American narrative.

Today, we recall President George Washington, who proclaimed our first national day of public thanksgiving to be observed "by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God," and President Abraham Lincoln, who established our annual Thanksgiving Day to help mend a fractured nation in the midst of civil war. We also recognize the contributions of Native Americans, who helped the early colonists survive their first harsh winter and continue to strengthen our nation. From our earliest days of independence, and in times of tragedy and triumph, Americans have come together to celebrate Thanksgiving.

As Americans, we hail from every part of the world. While we observe traditions from every culture, Thanksgiving Day is a unique national tradition we all share. Its spirit binds us together as one people, each of us thankful for our common blessings.

As we gather once again among loved ones, let us also reach out to our neighbors and fellow citizens in need of a helping hand. This is a time for us to renew our bonds with one another, and we can fulfill that commitment by serving our communities and our nation throughout the year. In doing so, we pay tribute to our country's men and women in uniform who set an example of service that inspires us all. Let us be guided by the legacy of those who have fought for the freedoms for which we give thanks, and be worthy heirs to the noble tradition of goodwill shown on this day.

Now, therefore, I, Barack Obama, president of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I encourage all the people of the United States to come together, whether in our homes, places of worship, community centers, or any place where family, friends and neighbors may gather, with gratitude for all we have received in the past year, to express appreciation to those whose lives enrich our own and to share our bounty with others.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 20th day of November, in the year of our Lord 2009, and of the independence of the United States of America the 234th (year).

Barack Obama

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Direct Deposit

Went out to check the mail yesterday at 9:00AM, I was pretty sure that it was a little early for the mail. I went out at 9:45 to check the mail and the box was empty and as I turned to go back into the house I saw our mail carrier making their usual turn around in our neighborhood. They apparently saw me and stopped at my feet and delivered our mail from three different piles of Christmas mail.
Motherkitty was very relieved to see her paycheck in the days delivery.
I thought of where our government could improve our community with jobs and that is to hire more help for our national mail services come wind, shines or overwhelmed postal carriers.

Moses and the Pharaoh

About 30 years ago I met this young lead man on a towboat that said to me, "I do not care about the men that work for me, "Their a dime a dozen." What I care about is the job and how they do it. I can pick up a new man anytime from any street corner."
That thought was crazy but how would I know that corporate America would think that way 100% in 2009. There is not a corporation in America that thinks of it's employees first before their bottom line.
I know that health care and auto insurance companies think of the dollar first before handing out money.
I know that Walmart stores think of the dollar first before their employees.
I heard something a few years back that a corporation would rather spend a million dollars defending their way of life that spending that million to help its employees.
How can America afford to eat without the dollar hamburger? They can't.
I know that I can live in poverty but my wife cannot or will not.
She has been beaten to exhaustion in her life and still pushes the pain aside.
When will society understand or is it her time to be left behind?
Like her boss said, "I am only the store manager."
Corporate Americas answer, "Were is business to make money and pyramids!"

Monday, November 23, 2009

It is a very nice day in Western Kentucky. 41 degrees at 8:30 AM and cloudy. The cat (Polly I) was wet when she came so I assume that it has rained.
We have human beings in space moving a 1200 lb. gas tank around in space. This is just a matter of fact day in space. "Loyd Hav Murcy!"

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Health Care Abortion

I heard someone argue that they would not vote for the health care bill if it paid for abortions.
I had no answer for that thought until this morning when a caller at C-Span explained to me what it was like in the 1950's and 1960's in the hospitals in those days. He said where he worked (in the emergency room back then) four or five cases a week would come in where young women performed their own abortions.

It is better for a doctor to do what a young women asks than let her do it on her own. That was why the law was changed. Society could not let young women do abortion while their minds raced with emotions.
Today we have clinics that sooth young women and do try to give them all the facts about birth and abortion. Which is still rather emotional but well controlled.
So lets think twice before going back to pre-1960 abortions and what is in this health bill.

1 a : the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit; especially : freedom from physical disease or pain b : the general condition of the body
2 a : flourishing condition : well-being b : general condition or state
3 : a toast to someone's health or prosperity

This Sunday morning is a mixture of old and new

Television is like a huge cartoon network. It is where your senses are bombarded with color and sound.
I remember back in 1950 at night on a TV set there would be test pattern usually in the shape of a full screen logo. It was used by TV repairmen to adjust horizontal settings, vertical settings, contrast, brightness and color on the tube.
What do these people want to tell you and where are they leading you.
I remember during the ice storm that there was no electricity and any thought from this brain would have to be penciled into a notebook.
It is early Sunday morning and my life has been very physical until these last few years. I remember moving rock as in a chain gang. The work makes my muscles sore.
Hard work drives out the time to ponder and to muse.
I learned that work is part of life and part of the ability to survive. Being paid to work is a bonus. Work has nothing to do with society; it is strictly a personal thing.
I grew up thinking that a human being had to work a nine to five job and that if you did not work for society you were a slacker. That thought is pushed into the minds of human beings in our society and creates a false sense of moral values of doers and slackers.
The world has learned to abuse the ability of work by creating slaves to do their work; causing me to think that work is part of the evil when in realty it is the man that controls the slave that is evil; not the work.
Where ever you find a group of men working as slaves you always see a few men that are content with their lives and you wonder why. I know why now.
Yes we must free man from slavery; not free man from work; pounding rock is not evil.
We should also free man from the propaganda implanted in the brain about work.

Today I am reminded of the complex beings that we are. We use our bodies to handle intense physical manipulations.
Our bodies handle dexterity with grace. The younger and stronger child with will and determination can climb a sheer wall.

In my life I have had a yearning to work very well and it showed.
I was not into vanity or dressing to fit in.
I was into work, what the body does to fulfill human desire, to achieve the light in the blue sky.
At that time I had no clue of any talents in my possession, other than a good work habit.
How could I know how to climb a creative ladder?
I thought what I created was meager, as I do now.
The difference is that I want the world to know that I exist.
The ego has stepped to the forefront.
The dazzling red cape is teasing the bull.
I am getting older and I want all the world to see the day.

What happens when you suppress the ability to work or you by physical inability stop working?
That energy has to go somewhere.
Now that I am old I do not have the physical ability to work. I cannot just watch TV or those patterns of color, my body has to move that energy from the body to the world with out abusing tired and old muscle. I can stretch and twist but at my age (worn out body) I either have to die or do something.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Jimmy

Optional Government Health Care Available Today

1. FEHBP Open Season: Federal Employees Health Benefits Program gives government employees and Congressmen a government health care option.
2. The US Department of Veterans Affairs: The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents including health care.
3. Medicare: Medicare is the federal health insurance program that covers most people age 65 and older. Some younger people who are disabled or who have End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure) are also eligible for coverage.
4. Medicaid: If you can't afford to pay for medical care. Medicaid is available only to certain low-income individuals and families. Medicaid is a state administered program.
5. Children's Health Insurance Program: Health care coverage for children in the United States.
6. Tricare: Government Health care for the Military.

Number 1 is the Democratic Party's government option proposed for everyone in the United States.
The Republican's in Congress that have this insurance oppose it for the entire nation.

Go Figure

Friday, November 20, 2009

I spent the day doing maintenance on our yard equipment then I created a newsletter for our NARFE friends in our chapter.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

China Censors President Obama

President Obama - No one in China heard his word.
They asks us for a lot and they give money freely. Could you imagine the United States governed by an extreme right wing Christian Bureaucracy or a Red Chinese Dictator.
We can't do that they are not white or Chinese.
We can't do that they are not Christian or too religious.
We can't do that they are gay.
We can't do that there is too much leg showing.
We can't do that their hair is fuzzy or too long.
You are allowed only one male child.
Your newspaper is now ours.
You work and keep your mouth shut or die.
Did you see what happened at the Olympics and after the Olympics. They treated their people like crap.
Chinese dictatorial ideas are not wanted in America or their money after treating our President like crap.
Thursday Morning and a little warmer today. It is still wet and cool.
My sister Sandy posted a note about a woolly worm she saw yesterday who was entirely black. We saw one three weeks ago which was black on each side and a very dark brown in the middle.
We spent the day yesterday at our NARFE meeting in town. The Marion Cafe was standing room only. Hunters and folks from the court system were there for lunch.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It is quiet and peaceful in our home. There is activity in our neighborhood being so close to our high school and middle school. The buses are all out on their runs to pick up school children and a few cars with young adults are driving by.
The laws in our state and country ask each citizen to be quiet and peaceful. On average in our community they do obey the laws of the land.
It is dark out this morning and 43 degrees. Yesterday was a fall wet day that chilled our home, our deck shines with moisture - today may be the same.
Every day Motherkitty endures the pain in her back. She is active for as long as she can then stops because of the pain. We have not heard whether workers comp will allow her to have a test to see what is wrong with her back. Her doctor asked her to take the test but workers comp refused to pay for it. Were waiting for their approval so she may take the test.
The day before yesterday she had the tens unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) on her back and something rippled horizontally (that is not how the tens unit works) across her back and over her spine giving her a spasm that was surprising and uncomfortable. She turn off the unit and I removed it from her back.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

IRS Gets Secret Account Data From 14,700 Americans (Update)

Iran condemns Oxford University over Neda scholarship

From CNN:

"Agha-Soltan was shot dead during a government crackdown on protests in the wake of June elections that opposition politicians said were rigged to give a landslide victory to hardline incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The 26-year-old's final moments were captured on amateur video and beamed worldwide via the Internet. Iran says it is investigating her death, but rejects opposition claims she was shot by Iranian security forces."

I remember when brand names meant quality.

Maytag and Oster were brands that always meant quality for me. There are other names that have let their guard down and let the fast generation move them over to China where quality is not assured when shipping to the United States.

A note to Oster about my Toaster

The slide that lets the bread fall is jammed and will not let our bread fall. The toaster is out of warranty but I thought you would like to know that I will not buy another toaster from Walmart with your name on it. I will shop at some other store with another brand name. I will post this on my blog online.

One moment at a time.

Tonight is trash night.
I watched Kentucky play basketball and I was alarmed at the way they played. When faced with a wall it was alarming to see them stopped. I guess when someone plays Kentucky it is a feather in their caps to do so. So we need to feel that that when we play some team it will be a feather in our cap to get that done. Why is that emotion heightened when faced with a crowd of fans 23,000 strong. How can the mind deal with that kind of pressure.
One moment at a time.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The United States is arming itself to defend itself against us folks that do not have guns.

The strange thing about this mind of mine is that it does not remember all the facts on this web page. This caused a lot of problems during my school years. I look things up because it is fun to learn these things today - tomorrow is another day - some stick some do not.
The United States is arming itself to defend itself against us folks that do not have guns.

Who were in New World When Columbus Arrived Here?

The human beings in the New World when Columbus arrived here were the Arawak or Taino Indians.

The space shuttle Atlantis will leave the planet at 2:28 p.m EST. Six will fly up and seven will come back.
We have a pink and baby blue sky this morning over Western Kentucky. The wind is calm and it is 52 degrees here.
Most of the cats spent the night out and are just now moving into the kitchen for a snack of cat crunchies. Some of the older cats will find a spot to sleep during the day after a night of hunting and prowling.
I spent the day yesterday watching football and Sprint Cup NASCAR race. Making a cup of coffee was all the work that I did during the entire day.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Sun Day

This morning after adjusting my being I made coffee and opened my laptop and viewed my bloglines, read my email and did two surveys. One survey took a while because I had to do research to correct any political assumptions I answered. Most of my answers were correct in the way I had thought at the time in history that these questions asked about. (How did I vote then, etc.).
I have been doing the survey for quite a while now. I am involved in two surveys that are lasting.
I was very busy yesterday while Motherkitty was off with Kitten Yarn I did a lot of household chores. I did not finish but I did all that I told myself to do for Saturday before I quit for the day.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Remarkable Man

I saw Motherkitty leave to go to Kitten Yarns for a day of girl shopping and as she left I marveled at her white van as it's engine exploded every other revolution as it went down the road.

Kentucky Football and Basketball

37 degrees here in Western Kentucky. Blue skies and no rain frost on the pumpkins is a nice picture.
I did not see The Kentucky basketball team play which is strange because normally I get to see all the games. I guess those of whom sell the copy are a little greedy and decided to let us eat cake.
I would still love to see the games this year sometime.
Our high school football team went to Louisville to play a football game and won the game. I listened to it on our local radio station. It was a nail bitter to the very end.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Walmart Cares

It 31 degrees in Marion Kentucky. Frost and I do need to scrape some car windows if the need arises.
Yesterday was Motherkitty's last day of PT. There may be more but that is the last day Walmart's Workers Comp wants to pay. I say wants because my wife still is in pain because of her injury. Walmart would not look into it further hoping that it would just go away. Good health and good health care are not commodities or 10 dollar an hour employees.
Sometimes you just have to fix things, even if it an employee.
Our young kitten is sick and that is not good. We thought it was worms and it still may be so but she has a full belly at the moment. It may be our old Alleycat who is giving our young kitten a little bad health.
Our trips to Paducah are at an end. We were going three times a week and it was wearing us out including our van.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Walmart Princeton, Ky.

There is an empty building where the old Walmart was in Princeton, Kentucky.
This would be a good time for the leadership at Walmart to start a new business there at that old store front..
The idea is to have a store that sells all United States manufactured products and keep away from assembled in the US if there is a choice. We might have to pay more for the product but at least give us that option.
It would pin a star on the PR lapel of their leadership.

Good Morning to My Sister Sandy

She live across the state in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. I live in the rolling hills part of the mountains she lives in the, " It is tougher to climb that hill part of the Appalachian Mountains." in Kentucky.

When I was living on a commune in California there were mountain folk there too. They were fiercely independent and wanted government out of there business (any part of government).
My wife met that kind of independence when she was doing the Census 20 years ago. She did not like going into parts of Kentucky where she (and the government) was not wanted.
I happy to report that that independence is still with us.
I had to look at my watch to find out what period of time I am in as in, "What day is it (Mon-Fri)." or what day of the month is it as in, (Oct something or other). Does it really matter? Only if you want to get there on time. Where? Does it really matter?
Well I found out that I am in Western Kentucky on Thursday October 12, 2009.
It is nice here and the leaves fell off our trees yesterday. I have been wanting to take a picture of the 200 acres of brush removed from the ice storm that is being burned or composted along land adjacent to the expressway. Now that the leaves have fallen we are now reminded of what happened in February. The trees look bad. They are resilient and time will wash away the view that I see of this devastation.
I have a paper cut on my right thumb and it is annoying. I did not know I had it until I squeezed a lemon slice into my tea at Chong's in Paducah, Kentucky. OOOPS!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Today is Veterans Day.
Yesterday I watched the memorial for the 13 soldiers that were killed last week at Fort Hood in Texas.

Crittenden County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community

Another Way folded its doors last month because of lack of taxes to fund it.
Druggies should treat themselves they are smart and know better. I tried to raise awareness by creating a website and going to the meetings and constantly making making noises about helping druggies.
I have no sympathy for them but society should either remove them or help them. Society ignores them or quietly removes them from the guest list and wonders who they are. I know that they are slick and sneaky and capable of removing items from family heirlooms.
We at Crittenden County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community are still here and still raising awareness and money to try to make a difference in the child that's left behind.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Then and Now

My wife had a toaster when we got married in 1968. It gave up the ship last year (2008 (died)). So mom went to Walmart and bought a new toaster. It gave up the ship this year (2009).
The first toaster was made by Union Labor and the second toaster was made by slave labor.
I have T shirts made for Sears in the 1970's that are still in good shape other than being two sizes to small and a little gray. The best I can do with new T shirts today is maybe three years.
Quality has gone.
The world is good for business and the workers be damned is in the minds of our executives.
Walmart is the best example of that.
The average working week before Reaganomics was 40 hours with anything over 8 hours overtime. Today the average working week is 33 hours with young mothers working at McDonald's in the mornings and the local hospital at night.
America is good for business and the workers be damned is in the minds of our executives.
Last week when the Republicans won two Governors elections I could see the dollar bills in the eyes of the reporters.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Good Words Good Influence

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Sunday Morning
I find words amazing. They convey an idea imagined or true. I watched a commercial by one of our favorite cancer communities.
What I like best is the message they send.
My wife believes in the ability of the doctor and I believe in the ability of the mind.

I always find human beings amazing in there minds and the use of words.
I remember the movie The Manchurian Candidate and I found it amazing, the idea that the mind could be controlled.
Most folks resist the idea that someone has the nerve to mess with their heads and revolt.

The best movement of the mind is the melody of poetry and the comforting voices of history.

Below I wrote about the baggage we carry in our thoughts.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

If you have just bought Microsoft Office then you can take advantage of their cloud computing community called Windows Live.

It is a very nice day here in Western Kentucky. Each of the last three days have been ideal and almost equal in identity.
I re potted my Aloe Vera plants and got my trash ready for free dump day tomorrow.
Today I will make room in the garage for all my potted Aloe Vera plants and maybe find more junk for the dump.
I wrote Brent and Long Haired Daddy about finding my lost data on my old laptop hard drive.
I hope I can some idea as if it is possible to retrieve the data.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Maryland Voters Test New Cryptographic Voting System

From Wired
The kitten is on my lap and as I type I move my arm and when I rub against her she sounds a sound like she does when she is mock fighting.
Our skies are clear and I decided to create a guest account because Tom's laptop is full of things I do not understand. This guest shot seems OK but I can't download anything.
My feet have been getting cold lately and I rub them but socks seem to be the only thing that makes them feel normal.
Early this morning the kitten jumped on my shoulder and proceeded to give me a kiss then sneezed. She wanted to do it again and I refused any more of that and those sneezes. She must be hanging around mom.
Mom is sleeping. She was up at 0200 and went back to bed at 0430. I was up at 0100 and went back to bed at 0230.
Today I fold my old used pool cover and ready it for the trash man. I will do the same for my pool heater that has a hole in it. Friday is free dump day and I will take my Cherry Red truck to the dump.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Republican Healthplan

1. Have the right to refuse insurance to people if they have an existing condition.
2. A cap for anyone wanting to sue the insurance companies.

USGS Digitial Elevation Maps of U.S.

Things are changing as the way we look and the dangers of cell phone radiation.
Natural selection is the process by which heritable traits that make it more likely for an organism to survive and successfully reproduce become more common in a population over successive generations. It is the key mechanism of speciation in evolution.
Some folks are putting phones in their ears so what does our body do? It radiates antennae from our heads.
Please be careful as to what goes near your ears.

Western Kentucky Rivers

Today I re-pot my Aloe Verde plants . My older plants have given off at least 10 new off shoots. Those need to be re potted.
We have partly cloudy skies in the Western part of Kentucky.
Have you seen so many rivers in all your life as in Western Kentucky. We have the Cumberland River, The Ohio River, The Tennessee River and over there The Mississippi. Those are all major rivers. There is also near by the Green River and The Wabash River.

The above map is hard to read but it gives good details as to why the Union wanted control of the rivers in Kentucky. Whomever controlled the rivers controlled swift movement of troops and supplies.
There are four major river trade routes in Western Kentucky.
The Mississippi River
The Ohio River
The Tennessee River
The Cumberland River

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Department of the Interior was listening to 40 Native Indian and Environmentalists to get a input on how to work clean energy into our national lands without endangering those living there (plant, animal and human being) and still create clean energy.
The idea was to listen to what these communities want from our government plus those speaking were seeing who to talk to make this work (They got to shake hands with people who had the missing ingredients to there shared thoughts and could work together to solve problems.).