Saturday, July 31, 2010

Two Operating Systems

I now have two operating systems on my desktop (not mom's). I tried to do it on my laptop and it did not work because of my WIFI connection. But the other computer in Kitten Yarns room worked great. That computer now has Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) and Ubuntu 10.04.
The difficult thing is moving files back and forth between operating systems. I cloud compute and I have been doing that for some time. This blog is in the clouds as is Gmail, Picaso, Facebook and all your interactive games. So I can move files via gmail. I attach a file in gmail and send it to my alter ego. So when I am in the other operating system I open gmail and fetch my file.

Small Business Loans

The Republicans of the U.S. Senate recently blocked the Small Business Loan bill. The bill was known as the Small Business Jobs Act and was stalled primarily because Republicans reported that the bill was too similar to the recent bailout of large banks.

Friday, July 30, 2010

I use the computer and she uses her brain

Good Morning.
When it gets to hot we jump in the pool. We have had a 30% chance of rain everyday for the last two weeks and nothing has happened. I put finishing up the deck off because of that chance of rain. I finally ignored the weather forecast and finished the deck yesterday morning before the temperature got to hot to work the sealer properly.
Mom is interactive and outgoing and she loves Skype. I am not to thrilled with Skype as it takes away from my computer performance. Mom has a powerful computer so I will see if it bothers her computers performance. I turned it off this morning because I could not play Scrabble with mom, because Skype and Scrabble use the same space on my computer. We play 8 games together. I use the computer and she uses her brain and that makes it pretty evenly matched.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Skype

Motherkitty had me put Skype on my laptop only to find out that we did not have any mic on the laptop that worked. I bought one with a headset but still no mic. Finally Motherkitty's Sister Mrs Green Thumb sent me a link to the proper updates, drivers and software to make all the mics work on my laptop. In the meantime mom had gone to work at Walmart and while there purchased a camera with headset for her computer. I put the camera on her computer, down loaded Skype and fired it up and it works great on her computer to. But I think I will have to have my own setup on this laptop.
I have Skype set up on my laptop now.
Before you call:
Let me put on my red shirt and hat. I may even go downtown and get one of those screens that photographer's use as a background (wallpaper) when doing your portrait photos.
I think I will have my hat and shirt on a hanger close by.

Tea Party

I was just thinking that Motherkitty was a compliance officer at the hospital where she worked here in town.
I was thinking that we should make all corporation, small business and farmers have a compliance officer and part of their responsibility is to hire under federal compliance standards which includes age, citizenship or proper work documents.
Each farmer would have to hold that title, each small business owner would have to hold that title and each corporation board member would have to hold that title.
Breaking any hiring laws would be punishable by law no exclusions.
Someone mentioned that some farmers hire contractors to do their work. The contractor is a small business owner so both the farmer and the contractor would be responsible if any law was broken.

2010 Election

The Obama Administration recognizes that the most effective way to keep America’s youth drug-free is to prevent them from getting involved with drugs in the first place. The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) administers programs that focus on community-based substance abuse prevention, and supports prevention initiatives in the Departments of Health and Human Services, Justice, Education, and others. The President’s FY 2011 Budget seeks to increase funding for drug prevention efforts by 13.4 percent over the FY 2010 Budget.
A vote in the right direction would help prevent your sons and daughters from abusing any substance known to man.
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Goodbye, 'Safe and Drug Free Schools'; Hello, 'Successful, Safe and Healthy Students'

The Obama administration is proposing a new "Successful, Safe and Healthy Students" grant program to replace the Department of Education's Safe and Drug-Free Schools (SFDS) program, which has suffered significant funding cuts in recent years amid doubts about its effectiveness. The new program -- intended to create "an improved school climate that reduces drug use, violence, and harassment and improves school safety and students' physical and mental well-being" -- would receive $283 million under the Obama plan, $107 million more than SFDS received in FY2010. Unlike the formula-based SDFS national grants, the Healthy Students grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to local education agencies. CADCA's Dean welcomed the funding but worried about how it will be used. "Although the new program does speak to some drug prevention, it's more implicit than explicit," he said. "If it's not explicit, school officials might not give drug prevention the attention it deserves." The budget would establish a $15-million Prevention Prepared Communities program, a pilot project intended to create a system of evidence-based youth prevention interventions lasting throughout adolescence. Another $5.6 million would be spent on supporting community prevention specialists who would assist in developing these projects in collaboration with the states, and $2 million would be used to evaluate the project. The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign -- a frequent target of critics who claim the program is expensive and ineffective -- also would receive a major funding boost under the Obama drug budget, up $21.5 million to a total of $66.5 million in FY2011. "The president is throwing good money after bad when what we really need is a new direction," said MPP's Houston. $100 Million More for Treatment, But No New Funds for Block Grant About $100 million in new funding for treatment programs within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) would be spread over a variety of programs, notably the Second Chance Act, which would receive $20 million more to provide community-based treatment services to ex-offenders

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Heaven on Earth

We can't complain too much in Western Kentucky about the weather or peace we have here.
I has not rained very much in the last two weeks but there has been a 30% chance every day.
Today I will mow and re-clean part of the deck that needs more work.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Republicans vote no for the Unemployed

The Senate passed this bill to extend unemployment benefits through November 30, making the extension retroactive to June 2 when the last extension expired. Because it was amended by the Senate, it was sent back to the House for final approval.
Sen. Mitch McConnell voted NO
Sen. Jim Bunning voted NO

Vote for a Democrat the next Election in Kentucky. Jack Conway is as smart as John F Kennedy.
Monday morning and our fan is blowing our clock is ticking and my ears are ringing from all the sounds. It is peaceful but I seem accustomed to the environment that I live in. There are no loud radios or engines moving automobiles, jack hammers or people in conversation just my ears listening to the early morning sounds of technology in a supposedly quiet home. I am lured into believing in this quietness that it is quiet. Electricity moves forward and I listen as I assume that this is quiet.
I am going swimming. It is 75 degrees outside and the pool is 88 degrees.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Morning and the cats are playing. I am happy to be out of the terribly hot humidity. You can see the early morning humidity in the photo at left.
I was in the pool yesterday three times, early morning with mom, noon cleaning of the pool and relaxing in the evening stretching my sore back in the pool with mom.
We are going to miss the Tuesday cookout at my sisters in Berea. Ky. But I will be there in good feelings and good vibrations.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I did some heavy lifting yesterday and my back is sore. Not enough to place me out of commission but just enough to make me sore. Our pool does a good job or pulling the spine down by using a float to rest your arms and having your spine just hang. Gravity pulls the spine into place in the pool that way (traction).
We have morning gray skies that will turn blue as the sun and I get closer in distance and length.
It is peaceful in Western Kentucky.
It is evening in Western Kentucky and it is peaceful.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Walmart Wants To Track Underwear With RFID Tags

Waiting on a train

It seems like a misty morning

But it is not. Moisture is everywhere and the humidity is going to climb today as Western Kentucky turns toward the sun. It is peaceful in Western Kentucky and I only hear the clock, the birds and the fan. It is a heavy strong fan and it is rather intimidating when she blows. But I assume that the purpose of such force is to clean the moisture out of the lines. Moisture in lines may cause a number of bacteria to form and that is not good.
Today I clean and shock the pool and let the pool water see the sun. The water evaporates that way, removes chlorine and reduces the temperature as the sun sets.
I am making coffee with a tea kettle this morning as our old coffee maker bit the dust a month ago. I just put the filter holder over the pot and pour hot water, it is slower.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tomasmuse

I have been writing these posts for a long time. Some are kind and some are harsh, some are funny and some are sad.
These posts should somehow interact with everything else I write including my budding bio.
Dennis@Home
Tom
Tomas
Laurel and Tom

Good Morning I write to refect and to help.

It is pleasant in Western Kentucky. It is so wet outside I cannot see out the windows because of the moisture.
Kitten Yarn is at our home knitting and helping us. The children are so responsible in a wild kind of way. They are all asleep as I wait for the tea kettle to whistle and as I speak it whistled. Red tea for me.
I have several ways to post my feelings and this blog is only one of many. I write my congressman, I used to write letters via the post office but it is so private and it only speaks to one person that it very inconvenient to write 50 letters a day. So I blog, write on my websites, interact with FaceBook. I do not text or chat because I do not spell very well. I take a while longer to post and most of my posts do not go very far in my understanding of the word.
Mentally I am where it's at and that is the space provided by birth. My history is sporadic and drones on like an annoyance.
I write to reflect and to help.

Monday, July 19, 2010

GOP and T-Party

If the Republicans or T-Party's win the next election look for big lay-offs of government employees especially in government security, border patrol and telecommunications. That means more people in the unemployment lines as the GOP cuts the size of government.
That means more bankers and Walmart employees.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunflower and Bee

Sunflower photo by Motherkitty. More photos over on FaceBook.

The Holy Roman Catholic Church

I have been thinking about this for about a week now. The question in my mind is that should the Catholic Church allow their priests to marry or live with a woman? My answer is simple knowing the history of the Catholic Church and knowing that we as human beings have no fear that such a union would alter anything about the Roman Catholic Church. It would only enhance their ability to confirm the knowledge that they possess.
It would solve the problem they have with celibacy. Traditions change as society learns from its history so the break from celibacy would be clean and simple. Man is built to survive and celibacy only scorns at mankind. Remember that fathers make excellent priest and profits.
When the Protestants broke away it was a radical move but now with the history the Internet provides us we as a society can move very swiftly by a simple vote in Rome. The world would chant and bow their heads in reverence and say, “It’s about time!”
Sunday Morning and the teapot is whistling. I am sore from working and exorcising. I did something different in the pool and worked my arms. I normally peddle in the water but I did breast strokes forwards and backwards with my arms while standing in the water and also did some dolphin kicks for my stomach. Tough but good for the body and soul. I will relax and then do it again today.

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Economic Crunch We're in: Corporations Want Fewer Workers, But They Still Need Everyone to Be Consumers

73 Degrees

Gray skies this morning with a chance of rain. Rain clouds are popping up here and there across the United States. I do not need to watch the weather channel on TV or wait until it pops up on the radio and just spoon over to the Internet and hit weather and it asks for my location on the planet and then it tells me whats is going on from a view from space.
We can thank John F Kennedy and his dream of going into space with all those billions and billions of stars.
Are you an old fuddy duddy that wants the simple life of 1950 or the revolutionary life of 1960. How about the conservative life of Ronald Reagan and Mitch McConnell or the wild Hatfield and McCoy's.
Life as we know it has changed as I can text you as you cross the border into Canada without any posse on your tail.
Our planet Earth is big but communications on the planet Earth is simple and fast. All we need is a portable solar panel to charge our battery.
Sit back and enjoy the ride as we travel though space at 67.000 mph around the sun.

Kentucky Texting Law - July 15, 2010

Kentucky drivers will have no choice but to keep their eyes on the road.

Thursday, Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 415 into law which bans texting for all drivers and cell phone use for drivers under 18.

According to the news release issued by the Governor’s communications office, the law bans texting for drivers of all ages while the vehicle is in motion. For drivers over 18, it allows the use of global positioning devices and reading, selecting or entering a telephone number or name for the purpose of making a phone call. Texting is only allowed to report illegal activity or to request medical or emergency aid.

For drivers under 18, no use of personal communication devices such as cell phones and pagers is allowed while the vehicle is in motion. The use of a global positioning system is allowed, but manually entering information must be completed while the vehicle is stopped.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Good Morning. I am a little foggy this morning but it is only before a cup of tea and a shower. It is 72 degrees outside this morning with a morning dew, not exactly summer weather. Our sky is blue and my heart feels good. Because of all the rain showers everything outside is crisp and bright, no dust, clean.
The photo is of my grandfather Pablo. I had never seen him so young. He lived to a nice 101 years of age. He worked with adobe and gardens. He fought alongside Pancho Villa before settling in Southern California.
He created an adobe home for Clark Gable, a Museum in San Gabriel and extensive work on the Mission San Gabriel. I just learned that he and his sons were given a place in the history of the Mission San Gabriel in their Museum.
As responsible as he was I am sure that he settled all our families problems with dignity as only a father could do.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Stop Big Oil Bailouts

Does Anyone Know What Will Happen When The Democrats Are Voted Out of Congress?

Will the Republicans still vote, "NO!" on anything Obama wants. Safe foods, safe environment, more jobs, more control of out of control international banks, big oil.
I can understand what the upper middle class want. They want their investments to go up and their employees paychecks to go down. They want labor unions to disappear so they control the cost of products. More profits. That makes perfect sense.
Child labor maybe in the future, the 40 hour week is history as is overtime and benefits.
They want the "govern" out of government.
The famous ,"Trickle Down Economy" trickled overseas with the movement of our union jobs to non-union jobs in China and Obama gets the blame for that?
Big oil wants the land in Alaska and are paying Sarah Palin big bucks and a lot of fancy public relations to get the job done.
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I am watching C-Span and they are talking to and about the laid off workers in our nation. The manufacturing companies have the pick of the litter when hiring any employee. The workers were making $20.00 and hour plus before they got laid-off. Now if they do get selected from the 1,000 of employees vying for that one job which starts at $8.50 an hour, without the benefits they had before their company left the country.
Obama is trying to hire or pay these people but the Republican Party says that costs too much. Our President and the Democrats are in this situation, "Your dammed if you do and your dammed if you don't." The Republican T Party just loves it and some gold coins in their future.
There are a lot of folks on TV (cable, Satellite) getting paid to analyze the situation. Those are the only employed folks I know that make any money other than bankers.

T Party President

"Barton announced that "Offshore drilling and productions platforms are so technologically advanced that one platform on the surface of the water can handle production from several different wells several miles apart, house a myriad of technologically advances computer systems, enable people to face and conquer the adversities of living in the middle of the ocean, and do so for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all without losing so much as losing a gum wrapper over the side of the platform. It is truly amazing."

Happy Birthday
Renee

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Sun Day

Today is the day to relax and reflect. It is hard to sit and reflect when the world needs labor. But history has developed a plan and placed it on a calendar and that is the sabbath.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

It rained overnight and it is soaking wet outside this morning. I was going to seal the deck but that is out of the question. I guess I just relax and enjoy the day, because it looks rather pleasant outside at the moment.

Friday, July 9, 2010

We have rain today. It is very light but it is wet. Our lawn will love whatever it gets.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Republicans Want as Many Unemployed People as Possible, Because They Think It Will Get Them Elected

Another nice day in Western Kentucky and the poor folks that lost their jobs and are now unemployed because their factory moved to China. And now they cannot get a job because their application says , "unemployed". Now they are going to lose any help from the government because the Republican Party in Congress says that they are not going to keep the unemployed on the government payroll.
We have a chemical company in Western Kentucky that locked out their employees and hired scabs to replace them at lower wages. There seems to be an employer formula at work here. Blame the union and hire foreign labor at half the cost.
I am still working on the deck. It got too hot by 10:00AM to continue sealing and today it is going to rain. Well at least I got started with the sealer it can wait for a sunny day again.
It was over 100 degrees when mom and I went swimming. The pool was around 89 degrees which made it feel cool.
I am building a platform for our solar cover next to our solar heater. It will be just wood-grained plastic lattice so as not to tear the cover.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Love

There is no want or greed in love. It just stands alone and we taste it from time to time. It adds an overwhelming sense of comfort to your being and it is always there.
I am getting ready to go out and seal the deck. The temperature is going to rise quickly. It is 66 degrees at this time.
It is peaceful outside and there is no thunder as rain or violence in Western Kentucky. We obey the law. The law states that we are as a nation free to worship as we please. We can use guns but we have to obey the laws against violence.
There is no excuse for violence, federally, nationally, locally or in my personal belief. Our government believes that and we are the government.
I set the teapot on the burner and turned on the flame. I am drinking Red Tea, it is my favorite. I let i steeped for 10 minutes to make it as strong as coffee.
That bush is where the tea comes from.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Health Care.Gov

From the White House

"Good morning,

Last week, we launched a first-of-its-kind website that makes it easier to find health care coverage and clearly explains how new rules like the Patient’s Bill of Rights in the Affordable Care Act will benefit you, your family, or your business.

Take health care into your own hands.  Visit  HealthCare.gov

While technology has made it easier to search for plane tickets or to find the right apartment, shopping for private health insurance plans has remained difficult for too long. HealthCare.gov takes some of the mystery out of shopping for health insurance.

Just answer a few easy questions, and HealthCare.gov will provide all the coverage options that are right for you, including public and private health insurance tailored to your age, location, and health needs. The site also helps Americans make informed decisions about health care coverage by offering easy to understand information about new benefits and protections for individuals, families and employers.

The site is easy to use and comprehensive, and it’s only going to get better. Throughout the site, there are places to ask questions and give feedback, and the team at the Department of Health and Human Services will be responding to common questions and updating content based on your feedback. In October, the site will include information on the price of health insurance plans and we’ll be adding other new features like tools to help you stay healthy and a database of hospital quality ratings.

The launch of HealthCare.gov is just one of many steps we have taken to strengthen the health care system for all Americans since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Here are a few others:

  • Parents can now rest a little easier knowing that insurance companies will be prohibited from denying children coverage because of a preexisting condition or putting a cap on the amount of benefits that will be paid in lifetime;
  • Young adults up to age 26 without insurance will be able to get on their parent’s plan;
  • Seniors hitting a gap in Medicare prescription drug coverage known as the “donut hole” are getting $250 checks; and
  • Small businesses are now eligible for tax credits to help them afford coverage for employees.

But there is much more to be done. Be sure to check out HealthCare.gov regularly to stay current about benefits available to you and informed about what’s ahead."

Sincerely,

Nancy-Ann DeParle
Director, White House Office of Health Reform


We have a water leak. It is cold but coming from under the water heater. Anything to do with gas water heaters in Kentucky requires a licenced plumber.
We had it fixed and now we have a new shut off valve. The old valve was spraying on the water heater and not our wall so it was a little bit invisible to the eye of a normal human being. A plumbers eye found the leak by crawling and poking, inspecting and fudging (he followed the money for him that's water).
Mom fixed a great brunch as I finished the deck. The deck just needs to dry in this intense heat and tomorrow I will start applying the sealer. "Gaahed!" that's back breaking, but there is no other way to do the job right. I do good floors and decks. I give um hell with a 4" brush.

Happy Birthday Jenny

Monday, July 5, 2010

Changes: Celebrating Our Growing Consciousness

Being Overwhelmed With Information II

The Sunlight Foundation

The Sunlight Foundation uses cutting-edge technology and ideas to make government transparent and accountable.

Being Overwhelmed With Information

Open Secrets

OpenSecrets.org is your nonpartisan guide to money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy. Whether you’re a voter, journalist, activist, student or interested citizen, use our free site to shine light on your government. Count cash and make change.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Declaration of Independence

Outside the birds are singing as we celebrate our Independence from Briton. Briton wanted us to be dependent but we wanted no part of it. So we declared our Independence.
It is a pleasant day here in Western Kentucky. We were out on the deck and the birds were singing all around us. The sky was a light gray and the temperature was 72 degrees with a mild comfortable breeze. Very pleasant. No violence anywhere. We have laws and they are obeyed. We have abundance because we share the wealth across the nation.
The edges of our borders are teaming with decadence and violence. They want to push into the states but are kept out by law. We can offer them law and if they do not take it we can move our borders south. It is different here in the United States. This is not Iraq or Afghanistan.
Diplomacy is a good word and we use it but if that does not work then we become the conqueror. We offer a choice.
Theodore Roosevelt had it right about carrying a big stick.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sometimes you have to say it.

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Mexico and Southern California

I grew with the thought that there was no border between the United States and Mexico. I think that only when California became a State that the border was thought of as is it is. When the Missions came up the coast it was all free range land. I am sure that the folks in the Texas territory thought the same.
So now we have a school board committee Governor wanting us to search everyone crossing this imaginary line in North America.

Pool Cover

I removed the cover from our pool. it came from the factory a little too big and now that it is on the ground I will trim it to fit properly. I will also Velcro it where it came apart. t will make it easier to handle. It is a good quality cover but it came apart where they welded the plastic together.
I put the cover on the ground and it was 25 1/2 foot long. So much for United States quality.
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I am out on the lawn cutting to solar cover to size (24 foot) and mama is it hot. I cut the first half moon (half a pie) and I have just now laid out the second half to dry in the hot sun. When it is dry I will mark and cut it. I may wait until after the holiday to Rivet the Velcro onto both sides. It heat up fast on the lawn, it normally cooks the lawn. After about a week the grass grows back green.
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I put the cover back on the pool and it looks like a factory fit to me.
Good morning. We have blue skies and warm weather. Normally the weather on the 4th is hot and humid but this year it is just warm. A comfortable warmth.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

The Internet as well as the smart phone moves our world into a new frontier of words and mind and shared ideas.

Getting to know her: A portrait of Elena Kagan emerges

Good Morning. I am sustaining a good relationship with the planet and my family and friends. I let the world know that there is no violence in the area that I occupy on this planet.

AP LINK ABOVE

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Health Care.Gov

This is a website to offer you solutions to what is available if you need health care.

Help! Help Me Rhonda

Another nice day in Western Kentucky and the poor folks that lost their jobs and are now unemployed because their factory moved to China. And now they cannot get a job because their application says , "unemployed". Now they are going to lose any help from the government because the Republican Party in Congress says that they are not going to keep the unemployed on the government payroll.
We have a chemical company in Western Kentucky that locked out their employees and hired scabs to replace them at lower wages. There seems to be an employer formula at work here. Blame the union and hire foreign labor at half the cost.

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...