Saturday, December 6, 2008

Something seemed familiar about the bailout the Big 3 automaker's are wanting. It seemed like I had heard about this before, but it never clicked. Back in 1979, there was another bailout. I wasn't old enough to pay attention then, but I remember hearing people talk about it, hearing snipet's about what was going on. I ran across a Time magazine article "Chrysler's Crisis Bailout" on Aug. 20 in that year. The whole article could very well have been written today, its like history is repeating itself almost verbatim, except its Chrysler, Ford and GM now, when it was only Chrysler then.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Segways used to fight crime in China

This just doesn't make any sense to me, police riding a Segway with guns blasting? When I found this article, I thought it was a joke. But, no.. its real. Chinese police forces are using Segways to transport their guys onto the field of fire. I don't know what this says about their police force. But, if I saw the police riding in on these things, I'd have to ask myself WTF? Then get the hell out of dodge. If that is the best they can do for transportation. Or, hope they can outrun the bad guys on those things, they have something else coming.

Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin dead at age 71

George Carlin died Sunday night at 5:55 PDT, at the age of 71. His publicist said he went into St. John's Health Center on Sunday afternoon, complaining of chest pain. The Associated Press reported He died at 5:55 p.m. PDT.

George was known for his humor, often raunchy but insightful. Many of his routines I remember hearing from way back, are still funny and relevant today. Much of the material he used in his routines was pulled from the events of the day, and observations on the human condition. This is why they are still so funny, sometimes long after they were originally performed.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Thoughts on "Living with Ed" TV show

I've watched a few episodes of this show the past week, and it seems like a good one. I have known for a while that Ed is into recycling. And, also has a passion for solar electricity. But, had no idea how much so until I saw this show. He seems to recycle everything, and always starting new projects, much to the chagrin of his wife Rachelle. She doesn't have the same outlook on recycling as he does. But, its interesting to see her views & thoughts on things, then see his reaction to her. Or, her reaction to his. Check the show out, its a good one.

Friday, June 13, 2008

788 rats removed from Oregon home

I ran across this while browsing the news this morning. KPIC in Oregon, reported that 788 rats were removed from a house in Sutherlin. The article said the owner doesn't believe in killing animals, thus the large amount of rats. What was he thinking?? Even if you don't believe in killing them, get them out as soon as possible. Or, you end up with this large number very quickly. Everyone knows rats breed very fast, I guess some just have no idea how fast that really is.. unless your the owner of that house, or the neighbors. LOL

Monday, June 9, 2008

Loud & obnoxious people

While I was reading my devotions earlier tonight, I came across a couple of Bible verses that apply so well to obnoxious (& usually loud) people. The first is from Proverbs 29:11, "A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards".  I think this verse describes many people who are this type of person very well. They just say what's on their mind, disregarding the fact that its either not appropriate to the situation or place at hand. And secondly, that not everyone around may care to hear what their pointlessly spouting off about.

The second verse is from 1 Peter 4:9, "Be hospitable to one another without complaint".  I think this verse applies to all people, especially loud & obnoxious people. If we stopped to think about what were thinking before we say or act on it, a lot of the strife and irritation that comes as part of daily life wouldn't exist. We'd all be better off without having to deal with either.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Clinton news blurb

After Hillary's speech last night, I along with others are wondering where she will go from here. I hope she runs as an independent in the upcoming presidential elections. I'd much rather see her in office than Obama. And, I think her running against McCain would be more interesting than Obama against him. Her and Obama's views are similar, but hers lean more to the conservative side than Obama's are.