Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Visit

We are having strawberries and pancakes with a birdie in the nest.

Kitten Yarn came by for a visit.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

United States Postal Service

The United States Postal Service should get on the ball. Why cut service and lose good jobs.
The United States Postal Service should get online and charge $10 a month for an email service that is private and confidential. No ifs ands or buts about it. Provide a good service plus what they already provide.
They should also provide pickup and delivery of packages at current postal rates.

You finally got mad when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick.

You didn't get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.

You didn't get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate
energy policy.

You didn't get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.

You didn't get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.

You didn't get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.

You didn't get mad when we spent over 600 billion(and counting) on said illegal war.

You didn't get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq.

You didn't get mad when you found out we were torturing people.

You didn't get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.

You didn't get mad when we didn't catch Bin Laden.

You didn't get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.

You didn't get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown.

You didn't get mad when we gave a 900 billion tax break to the rich.

You didn't get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark.

College Basketball

I was wondering whose idea it was to make young basketball athletes go to college from high school?
I am pretty sure it was the colleges.
As far as football goes young bodies need more time to improve their skills. We do not play football on city streets as in basketball.

A Sad State of Affairs - Corporate America

It is Tuesday morning on this calendar and the sun is shinning is Western Kentucky.
In the news the Tea Party movement is speaking their minds and will go to the polls in unison. I am to the left of the Tea Party Movement. I do not place human beings on gun sights as a suggestion to my friends as to where to look to kill ( That is what cross hairs do.).
I do place horns on evil if that makes you feel better. I do not think that health care for mom and dad are an evil thing it is a civilized thing to do.
I do not have any money for taxes so it does not matter to me how high they get I only have so much blood.
As to the government being too big? Our founders wanted it as big as our voters. They wanted no rulers or kings to run our country (today that means big business).
Ronald Reagan wanted a small core of leaders to run the country. All dictators want that and it was evident in the years of 2001 -2009. Corporate America loved it and when Obama was elected they opened the palms of their hands and let us fall through with smiles on their faces ( As in, "If that is what you want so be it!").

March 29, 2010

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010
  • Senate: FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act
  • House: Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act
  • House: Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act of 2010
  • House: FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act
  • House: Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

Editor's Note: Congress is now in recess. The Senate is scheduled to return on Monday, April 12, and the House is scheduled to return on Tuesday, April 13.

Recent Senate Votes
Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 - Vote Passed (56-43, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate approved this bill that would make changes to the 2010 health care overhaul law and revise student loan procedures. The Senate made minor changes to the bill, sending it back to the House.

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


FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act - Vote Passed (93-0, 7 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this measure to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration through FY 2011 and expedite the transition to a new air traffic control system. The bill was sent to the House.

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
Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act - Vote Passed (246-178, 5 Not Voting)

The House passed this legislation to provide tax incentives for small business job creation, extend the Build America Bonds program, and provide other infrastructure job creation tax incentives. It now goes to the Senate.

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


Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act of 2010 - Vote Passed (239-175, 1 Present, 14 Not Voting)

The House approved this measure that would provide funding for disaster relief, summer jobs and small business programs. The bill now goes to the Senate.

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


FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act - Vote Passed (276-145, 8 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration through FY 2011 and expedite the transition to a new air traffic control system. The bill now heads to the White House for the President’s signature.

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


Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 - Vote Passed (220-207, 3 Not Voting)

On Thursday night, the House agreed to Senate amendments to this legislation that would make changes to the 2010 health care overhaul law and revise student loan procedures. It now goes to President Obama, who is expected to sign it on Tuesday.

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

Monday, March 29, 2010

Civilized Environment

As I sit after doing some chores I view the area around me and it is free from famine, blight and war. Mom and I sit peacefully. The world is around us as it is around every dead or living organism on this planet.
We are the middle class poor that has lived far beyond our means and now age has limited our income.
We are peaceful and normal in a society that has been rob by greed. The first system from the fall from grace or as they say the fall of the Roman Empire.

RFID as of today.

A RFID clothing label can be placed on the collar of clothing.
It is a matter of distribution. Labels can be read but they are not GPS devices. Once found they can find the origin of the label quickly.
Technology moves so swiftly that we are unaware of its progress.
I am sure that someone can come up with an application for your cell phone to read a tag near you.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Morning



From the 1832 Edinburgh Encyclopaedia

A 19th-Century Pocket Sundial



The Link above tells you more about
Sundials

Paperless News Print

"The iPad is a computer where everything you see and do must be pre-approved by faceless, gray-suited, unreachable drones at Apple."

This is a quote from an article about the Apple IPod . At the moment my computer can go anywhere on the net and read a story from at least a 1000 online news websites, blogs, forums and websites.
Click the book to go to the article.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

It is Saturday according to the Calendar. Somewhere back in time someone in South America kept track of the moon, sun, sunset and sunrises and noted them down. Somehow they realized that a particular setting came by again every 365th day. Did they know that the earth was flat or round? I do not know but in Europe they were sure that the earth was flat. That was a little conceded of them to call Americans (they were not called Americans at that time) savages.

Anyway today is Saturday and I do acknowledge that our ancestors were wrong in the treatment of individuals south of us.
As a matter of fact we have placed a barrier in front of them if they try crossing that barrier we intimidate them.
And we also feel that we are superior to them today as I speak. Oh boy what an ego we have!

Friday, March 26, 2010

It is always someone taking your money.

Life is pointing east and west, north and south how can we possibly keep up with folks that grab our money and run and who are these folks? Companies, insurance sales, thieves, burglars, wild looking and blue suited.
I remember TV repairmen in the 1950's would come by your home with a truckload of tubes and charge you an arm and a leg to tune your TV set.
Telephone companies would not let you do anything to your phone in the 1940-1970's without a serviceman coming to your home.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

10-Day-Old Baby Denied Health Care Coverage

Bin Laden threatens Americans with execution

I thought he was at war with America?
Did he change his mind.


Today is the perfect day.

What a better way to wake up to. Finding out that today is the perfect day. Sometimes you dream that some where there is an utopia, a Shangri La out there. And wow we have found the fountain of youth.
Sometimes life is good to you and today is one of those days. That is pretty far out our science fiction category is, "Take her to warp 5 Scotty".

dumping nuclear waste


For those of you that Nuclear programs are good for the environment read these articles.

"France, leave your waste in your own backyard!"

Who is dumping nuclear waste off the coast of Somalia.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tax Base or What Ever Happened To America's Tax Base

What ever happened to our tax base in the United States?

1. Early in the 1960's corporations started moving out of the United States.

2. In 1980 Reaganomics removed government warehousing from Government installations.

3. Manufacturers followed suit and ended warehousing in favor of supple and demand. (1000 orders and companies start manufacturing a product where as before products were warehoused in company and government warehouses.) We see that best when we wait weeks for a part for a car or washing machine.

4.Corporate Raiders raided retirement funds from companies they bought and sold in the 1980's and 1990's leaving employees helpless in the eyes of the law. Laws changed but it was too late for thousands of Americans.

5. Corporate America and People started placing their income in foreign banks to avoid our tax base.

6. The Free Trade Agreement balanced the supply and demand across the planet raising our cost of living and lowering our overall wealth.

7. George Walker Bush's ‘Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 and the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 cut our tax base by 1.6 trillion dollars.


And we wonder what happened to our lives. The only folks not complaining are Corporate America, investors and insurance companies.
Mom is sleeping in this Wednesday morning. I feel good though my back aches a little. My head is clear and there is no argument in my being.
Mom was talking about the trip our daughter made to Nashville and how much fun they had. We had bought them a GPS for Christmas and they used it rather successfully.
This blog is stuck. What functions is not entirely clear. I think it is payback from the Chinese and their mind games.

Rush Limbaugh is on his way to Costa Rica


The moving van is packing his household goods as we speak.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act
  • House: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • House: Reconciliation Act of 2010

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act
  • Senate: Reconciliation Act of 2010
  • House: Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010
  • House: Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act of 2010

Recent Senate Votes
Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act - Vote Agreed to (68-29, 3 Not Voting)

On Wednesday the Senate passed this job creation bill, which would provide tax relief to businesses hiring unemployed workers. The President signed it into law the next day.

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


Recent House Votes
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Vote Passed (219-212)

On Sunday the House passed this bill that would overhaul the nation's health insurance system and require most individuals to buy health insurance by 2014. The President is expected to sign the legislation into law on Tuesday.

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


Reconciliation Act of 2010 - Vote Passed (220-211)

The House also passed this bill that would make changes to the health care overhaul measure they just passed and revise student loan procedures. The bill now goes to the Senate.

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


Upcoming Votes
FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act - H.R.1586

The Senate is expected to vote on this measure to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration through FY 2011 and expedite transition to a new air traffic control system.



Reconciliation Act of 2010 - H.R.4872

Later in the week, the Senate is likely to begin work on this bill to make changes to the health care overhaul legislation Congress just passed and to revise student loan procedures.



Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010 - H.R.4849

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill to provide tax incentives for small business job creation, extend the Build America Bonds program, and provide other infrastructure job creation tax incentives.



Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act of 2010 - H.R.4899

The House is also scheduled to work on this legislation that would provide funding for disaster relief, summer jobs and small business programs.

Health care reform bill 101: What does it mean for seniors?

MIT Student Invention Deployed in Haiti to Save Lives

Good job and well done.

Making Government Transparent and Accountable

An easy way to stop illegal immigration.

An easy way to stop illegal immigration is to have farmers pay half of their employees health care and require farm laborers to have health care. That also goes for chicken processors.
My back aches this morning but my mind is clear and my being is sound.
My time on this planet is good.

"Brooklyn World War II vet Walter Martin and his wife, Rose, aren’t at the top of the NYPD’s most wanted list – it just feels that way.
Cops have swooped down on the law-abiding couple’s modest Marine Park home at least 50 times in the last eight years hunting bad guys – only to learn they were chasing a bad address.
They’ve come looking for murder and robbery suspects. Once, cops came hunting for one of their own – an NYPD officer accused of raping his 14-year-old stepdaughter."

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I Am Rand Paul & I Am A Duke Blue Devil


The video shows two of the four people running for Jim Bunning 's US Senate Seat.

Electronics in cars

As upsetting as is my computer from time to time it crashes and I never know why it did it.
Do I expect a computer to control the braking and throttle of a car not to confound me from time to time. It has in just the reporting of it confounding a car owner and manufacturer. (I can't believe I spelled that right).
Is this the end of it happening? No!
I remember a GPS sending a computer geek to his death in the frozen mountains a few years back. I remember our Ford van that perplexed a garage mechanic by firing on just four cylinders on the left side only (that was before this was used to save gas.).
Computers have there place in robotics and cars but be it understood that they can go haywire when a little dust or moisture sends a plus instead of a minus in the vocabulary of electronics.
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More about Computers

Computers sent, "

Brooklyn World War II vet Walter Martin and his wife, Rose, aren’t at the top of the NYPD’s most wanted list – it just feels that way.

Cops have swooped down on the law-abiding couple’s modest Marine Park home at least 50 times in the last eight years hunting bad guys – only to learn they were chasing a bad address.

They’ve come looking for murder and robbery suspects. Once, cops came hunting for one of their own – an NYPD officer accused of raping his 14-year-old stepdaughter."

I vote for health care today and I vote yes

Another morning when the earth rotates to see the sun. It is pleasant here this morning in Western Kentucky.
It is cloudy and I did see a wet deck and front stoop, actually the female white cat I let in was wet. Those are my clue that moisture has fallen from those gray clouds.
Mom is getting ready for work. She told me last night that her view on one eye was changed, more like rearrangement than better.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Kentucky Possum Wranglers

Thom, Steve and Larry make up the Bluegrass group called, "Kentucky Possum Wranglers".
Thom runs "The Marion Cafe" with his family, which are always in attendance and giving him a hand in running the restaurant.
Thom vitalized the City of Marion by restoring everything he touched in Marion.
The Marion Cafe is covered from head to foot with antiques. Some are pictured in this website background.
His better half is Paula Collins who works out of, Paula's China Shoppe where her art is always on display.
This is a very talented family in the little town of Marion, Kentucky.

Researchers Turn Mosquitoes Into Flying Vaccinators

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association

I spent the day Tuesday in Elizabethtown, Kentucky at our quarterly Kentucky Federation of Chapters meeting. I am their Federation Network Coordinator. I was chosen because they lacked any interest in computers and the technology computers represent. I was the wake up call. I do have some interest in technology and I do try to stay informed. But I have to admit that the area of hand held technology has left me behind.
I do represent the mind that is lost in the gray blast of terminology that informs us of its presence.
But I do represent the idea that we must embrace the idea of being seen and heard and to use what we have learned to understand our position on this planet.
There is no quiet out of sight abode in this mind. There is a pedestal and I placed my being there. I have covered this whiteness with black marks to help mankind.
I want my grandchildren to be healed by faith and good medicine and I want them to grow old and healthy. Gold and money are trinkets to barter, bribe, build charts and billboards of propaganda. They have no meaning in the good feeling of fresh air and sunshine.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A state of being

I do not mind being hold up as in a room, jail, home in winter. ( To me being is a good state of mind and the space involved in that being is not a problem.) Mom thinks it is unhealthy so she signed me up to the local health gym.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The World is Challenging Googles Freedom

I once lived on a planet where freedom was universal and
then one man stoned a woman and then lined a human against a wall and shot them.
Free speech is good and plenty in the United States but it seems the best thing for man is law,
as in digging a latrine.

Friday April 23 - 8AM to 4PM

8AM to 4PM
We will set up at the Farmers Market lot US 60 near McDonalds.

Obama picks charities to which he'll donate Nobel prize cash award

Now that is nice.

Lobbyists and Political Action Committees are unconstitutional on FaceBook

The warning came to us in 1961.

Now corporate America is stronger than our nation and has bled into our Congress and Supreme Court. It was in the Presidents office until it was voted out last year.

Eisenhower's Farewell Address to the Nation

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Our military organization today bears little relation to that known by any of my predecessors in peacetime, or indeed by the fighting men of World War II or Korea.

Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations.

American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armamen ts industry of vast proportions.

This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual – is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."

Dwight D. Eisenhower


Meet the Man Behind Utah's New Law Criminalizing Miscarriages

Lobbyists and Political Action Committees are Unconstitution


Lobbyists and Political Action Committees are unconstitutional because they represent an individual more than once.
An eligible voter gets one vote and is represented by one representative and two senators.
By lobbying for a business allows an individual to be representative by another vote in congress?
A Political Action Committee does the same thing.
It allows a voter to vote more than once on an issue. In order for this government to work we should vote in an election to cast a vote.
The broken circle represents a PAC or Lobbyists that allows us to vote more than once by influencing the government before or after an election is not what our country founders wanted in this government.
Is it one person one vote
Or
Is it one person eight votes or more.
You can plainly see that more than one vote can corrupt a government.

If a Congressman asked the lobbyists who he represented and the lobbyist said,” I represent Tomas, Motherkitty and the city of Marion, KY”.
In the statement above the lobbyists says he is acting as a representative which is the same job that the Congressman was voted in to be for the area that is Marion, KY.
Or
If a Congressman asked the lobbyists who he represented and the lobbyist said,” I represent Tomas, Motherkitty, the City of Marion, KY and the people of Davenport, WA.
In this second statement above the lobbyists says he is acting as a representative which is the same job that the Congressman was voted in to be for the area that is Marion, KY and also for the people of some other community in another part of the country who has a different Congressman.
That is not what our founders wanted.
We have a right to assemble and speak our minds as a group or privately as an individual and be represented by the United States Congress.
People can attempt to influence or sway The United States Congress toward a desired action for a cause or they can vote in an election for a desired action.
Do I have the right to be a representative of some company?
The answer is yes and do I have the right to represent my company before congress?
I think not because the people in the company are already represented before Congress by their Congressmen.
Lobbying is not built into the checks and balances of our government even though former congressman can be seen jawboning their way into the halls of government.
The conservative political world wants a smaller government but they seem to maintain the largest Political Action Committees in the land who run their Political Action Committee as great influencer of our inner circles of the checks and balances of our government.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

General Assembly Senate Leadership

I asked Mike Cherry about House Bill 265 in the Kentucky General Assembly and this is his reply:

Tom,
I voted for this bill February 10 and it passed the House 99-0. It has languished in the Senate ever since where it may die unless Republican Majority Senate Leadership decides to hear the bill in committee. If it gets called for a vote, it will undoubtedly pass. There is nobody for you to lobby except members of the Majority party in the Senate.

Good to hear from you and, as always, I appreciate the input.
Regards, Mike Cherry

Write a Check Monthly

According to our stats children are spending more money than adults on drug prevention.
What does that tell us?
It tells us that children ages 7 to 13 are fighting the drug problem by themselves.
Adults are completely unaware of the problems children are facing on the streets of this planet.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Temporary Extension Act of 2010 - Vote Passed (78-19, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this bill that provides short-term extensions of a number of programs that expired February 28, including unemployment benefits and federal health care subsidies for jobless workers. The bill was quickly signed by the President.

Sen. Mitch McConnell voted NO.
Sen. Jim Bunning voted NO

Spinners and Scare Crows.

Good Morning, I have a scarecrow and some movable flying spinners to keep the deer out of my garden. I learned that deer see blue and gre...