"A billion dollars here, a billion dollars there; pretty soon we have a trillion dollars and we're talking about some real money."
(See the little red image to the left of the 1 billion dollars pallets, double-stacked? That's a 6ft man. Got some perspective now on what a *trillion dollars* looks like?)
gov't out of control
friday, november 27th, 2009
i've changed my mind about the "paradigm shift", which will drastically affect us, all too soon. Instead of my previous thinking that *hyper-inflation* is going to follow this *recession* we're deeply mired-in, I'm now thinking that a *deflationary cycle* will hit us, and do even more damage, before the *full-blown depression* hits us. Or, that possibly that we're in a *depression* right now? I'm thinking that it's more likely the case.
"The commercial real estate market is on its last legs and unless drastic actions are taken, the effects on the broader economy will be catastrophic." Residential home sales are up 37% since January, propped-up by a false government "tax credit", which 99% don't even realize that they'll have to pay back and is taxable. Surprise, idiots; read the fine print! The corrupt, criminal US Congress f•cks you, once more.
Yet the overall economy is likely to benefit only slightly from higher home sales. Too many factors are weighing on the fledgling recovery. Home construction is weak. Foreclosures are rising. Job creation is slow. And consumers remain reluctant to spend. My "discretionary spending sector" of the economy is particularly hard hit by that reluctance.
The stinking, subhuman, treasonous, filthy, muslim dirtbag sambo Obama-Lama-Rama-Ding-Dong is flying the US Economic Plane into the ground. And his Marxist/commie/socialist/racist punks/criminal/thugs at SEIU and ACORN are the suicidal flight crew.
Last Saturday, a "fundamental transformation of America" began to take place. Are you ready for it? I'm not. I'm locking-&-loading, and getting ready for the Coming Revolution. Are you? "Don't Tread On Me! Dammit!
When the shoe of *Recession-Deflation-Depression* drops on America, what will you do? Where will you be in a sound financial position? What will you do next for you and your Family? IMO, Gold, stocks etc and silver will be useless. Food, non-hybrid seeds, guns, ammo and other "tangibles" will become the defacto currency-off-record? Dollars? Wipe you ass with them if you run out of Scott Bathroom Tissue. Low-hanging fruit; ripe, just for the picking?
America Is Calling... will you answer Her call for help?
Around The Garden Center™.
By last Friday, the Garden Center Complex was looking pretty desolate, as 50% of the nursery stock had been put into Winter storage in the 6 massive 30ft x 100ft quonset greenhouses. We finished-up the last of the landscape jobs, and did a final tree installation on Tuesday; otherwise the week was spent putting the remainder of the nursery stock away for storage until Spring.
On Saturday, I had a few customers through the Complex, purchasing mulch for their newly-planted material and discounted large trees, for Spring installation. We're done with digging anything more, since the fields aren't drying out and are so muddy that the machines just sink 2-3". Phone calls about what to do to "Winterize my gardens" have been coming in hot-and-heavy, over the past 3-4 days.
On Saturday evening, I continued watching The History Channel's "WWII in HD", which I've been watching for the past week. Previously unseen color film and stories which make your neck hair stand-up.
I slept-in until 10am, on Sunday, got the Jeep washed at Cloister Car Wash (East York), finally got some food shopping done, did some chores around the condo, and settled-in to watch History Channel & AMC-TV for the afternoon and evening. I called it an early night at 9pm, and was glad to rid my mind of the day's and past week's activities.
Driving into work on Monday morning at 6:45am, I saw a half-dozen-plus school kids wearing only shorts and t-shirts in 41°F weather. What are they thinking? What kind of parents would allow their children to leave the house dressed so inappropriately for this weather? Common sense, people! WTF's wrong with the idiot families in York County (PA)? It was an ugly day for my guys to work in, but we still have a lot of containerized plant material to be stored in the GHs, before the snows arrive. Rain from the southwest moved-in around 11am, and made it even more miserable.
Jeff stopped-by to try to "fix" my non-working, Hauppauge 1250 PVR IR-Remote, but it stumped us both, again. He'll be back Tuesday eve to try again. Meanwhile, I continue to manually change channels if I'm watching TV. Always something, isn't it?
Tuesday was cold and rainy, and the lscp crew worked on putting-up 2" x 4" bracing inside the 4 of the 6 quonset GHs, to protect against snowload failure, as what happened in 2003. I don't ever want to go through that crap again. Better to spend $1,000 in lumber for bracing, than over $40,000 in rebuilding GHs, IMO.
With my 60th birthday "just around the corner", I had less than a week to get my PA driver's license renewed, so I did that at 8:30am Tuesday, at the nearby local DMV in Stewartstown (PA). I also changed my political party's affiliation from Independent to Conservative. I'd been a Republican for 30+ years, but changed to Indy 3 years ago, when Lame Brain McCain got the party's nomination and lost, though I voted for Sarah Palin and him. My new Voter Card should be arriving within 2 weeks.
Jeff again stopped-by on Wednesday evening, called Hauppauge Technical Support, and they told us to look at the infrared emitted in the remote through a camera lens, to see if it was "emitting", and it was thru his cellphone. I then shoved the IR cord plug harder into the TV card, and it "clicked", having got hung-up on the edge of the computer case, and THE REMOTE'S WORKING! HOOOOO-RAAAAH!! I'm back in business and having fun, again!
Wednesday was another cold, rainy day, but Alan, Arthur & Charlie got everything stowed for Winter, and they're finished for this year. Jennifer and husband Dave, will be in Friday to work on cleaning-up the Display Garden debris. All the nursery stock was well-watered by the past 3 days of rainfall, so no watering will need to be done for 1-2 weeks. I finished-up some paperwork, worked on some of the new website's — gdnctr v4.0 — pages, and left early at 2pm. I purposely didn't bring any of those pages home, as I get a lot more done on quiet, Winter days at work, than I do at night, at home.
I slept-in on Thanksgiving morning until 8:30, fed the cats and went back to bed until 12. I'd planned to go over to Mom & Dad's early to help with some of the cooking for the 2pm meal, so I dressed and left right away. It was all ready when I got there to help; all I had to do was carve the 13½lb turkey, which I enjoy doing. Turkey, filling, spinach florentine w/ bechamel sauce, peas, corn, cranberry relish and pumpkin pie w/ vanilla ice cream. I took a nice pile of white meat home to my two condo cats, and they went wild. Then, I lit a roaring gas fire, and laid down on the couch for a snooze.
The Americans for Tax Reform Foundation and the Center for Fiscal Accountability have calculated just how big that government "tax bite" for Thanksgiving is, and it clocks in at a whopping 40.91 percent.
Fonts For You™.
Many Journal entries are best viewed in the Charrington Roughened and the Orlando typefaces. You may already have Century Gothic on your Windows-XP machine, and that's almost always used for the body copy or subheads, so grab it, if you don't already have it; you're reading it now. They're free from my website. Grab 'em! Save them to your HD, and install to C:/Windows/Fonts (folder), thru your WIN XP Control Panel > Fonts > File > Install New Font. Simple stuff; just takes a few minutes.
Here are a few others, which my Journal will be written in during the coming weeks: Papyrus and Acoustic Bass, and Caesar Regular and Carleton and Charrington Strewn and Catherine. Get and install them, and see how much nicer these pages are to view and read. Plus, they add to your repertoire of available fonts in MS-Word, as WIN-XP System Fonts, so you can use them for your daily documents etc.
The Global Warming Money Pit™.
Have you seen this video: "BBC: The Great Global Warming Swindle"? It was outright-banned from leftist, hate-filled, dirtbag lowlife scumbags, Google.com's and YouTube.com's websites, by the mentally-ill liberals, left-wing, global warming idiot wackos, but I've preserved it, for posterity, aka you, me and *ours*. Watch, be informed and download it for others to see. It's on my corporate server, and will stay there, BTW.
Here's everything you need to know about Global Warming, and why it's a good thing.
The "Greenhouse Effect" is a natural and valuable phenomenon, without which, the planet would be uninhabitable. Global Warming, at least in recent times, is real. CO2 is not a significant greenhouse gas; 95% of the contribution is due to Water Vapor. Man's contribution to Greenhouse Gasses is relatively insignificant. We didn't cause the recent Global Warming and we cannot stop it. Solar Activity appears to be the principal driver for Climate Change. O2 is a useful trace gas in the atmosphere, and the planet would actually benefit by having more, not less of it, because it is not a driver for Global Warming and would enrich our vegetation, yielding better crops to feed the expanding population. CO2 is not causing global warming, in fact, CO2 is lagging temperature change in all reliable datasets. The cart is not pulling the donkey. Wake-up, folks.
Here's a listing of The Best Global Warming Videos on the Internet.
Hey, fat, shit-for-brains, bloated, liar, huckster, fraud, criminal, charlatan, scumbag, loser, disgraced ex-VP AlGoreBore (LIAR-TN), is back using $300 million of OPM (Other Peoples' Money) to promote his Global Warming Bullshit, after the worst Winter in over 100 years. Welcome back, fatso huckster asswipe, AlGoreBore!
Roger Revelle of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Harvard University and University of California San Diego, spits on the lying scumbag, AlGoreBore. My, my, oh my. (((snicker))) No, there's no consensus on Global-bullshit Warming, other than it's a LIE! Just ask Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, Richard S. Lindzen; he's eminently-qualified to call AlGoreBoreAsshole, a LIAR! As I am.
There's another "ice age" coming, not the AlGoreBoreLiar 'Glo-bull warming' crap.
Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica collapses in 2002 = Glo-bullshit Warming? Doubt it.
Read this Glo-bullshit Warming idiocy. Go ahead; I'll wait.
AlGoreBore's "hypocrisy"? See it right here!
You need to watch this 30 minute film; it's an eye-opener if you think that we're running out of crude oil, and that America has no reserves. We have more oil and natural gas in Alaska alone, than all the rest of the world's known reserves, COMBINED! Grab an adult beverage, and watch it.
Better get out your Winter coats, 'snuggies', wool socks and snow shovels, as it seems we've got an 80-year "Little Ice Age", on the way. Yawn; no biggie.
AlGoreBore's "Glo-bull Warming Bullshit" has spawned so-called 'cottage industries' around the world, worth hundreds of millions and probably billions of dollars, for green corporation validation, carbon credits, foundation & university climate studies, grants and a host of other BS-related crap to his lies and garbage. Global warming competes with cancer and competes with AIDS for a finite amount of money. This year's natural resurgence will surely see the global warmists, led by celebrity warmist, Gore, compete viscously for those US Taxpayers' hard-earned dollars. And I'm betting that the really important disease, cancer, loses to Glo-bullshit Warming and AIDS. Dammit.
F*ck all the "Glo-bullshit Warming Alarmists"! I say, FUCK-THEM-UP, and cleanse the planet, if they try to physically-intimidate and hurt anyone! I will; count on it! "Get in my face", assholes, and that'll be your last day on this Earth! If there are any "dissenting scientists" out there, who need protection, just get in-touch with me, and I'll guard you & yours. You can count upon that, folks!
Have you taken "The Global Warming Test"? If you have a sentient, functioning brain, and a simple knowledge of "the facts", you'll easily get a 10-of-10, as I did. Go ahead, and give it a try!
Read this article and pick-out "The WWF's Big Lie". If you chose this paragraph — "Summer sea ice is now forecasted to completely disappear in the summer months sometime between 2013 and 2040 — something which hasn't happened for over a million years." — you'd be right. There isn't, and never has been and ice on the earth dated at a million years old, and who the hell was around back then to begin recording it? The lying sacks-of-shit at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are typical lowlife, left-wing wacko scumbags, in-bed with the "Glo-Bull Warming" Crap, of asshole AlGoreBore and his phony, money-making scam. The oldest, and not reliably-dated ice cores are >160,000 years, and those are shaky in fact, at best. So where did the lying WWF pull the million year crap from? Their asses, of course!
Shit-for-brains, mentally-ill, fat, bloated liar, AlGoreBore's (LOWLIFE-TN) "ally", in NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by AlGoreBore's chief scientific ally/"asshole-homo/butt-buddy"— Dr James "Moron-Cretin-Asshole" Hansen (DIRTBAG-NASA) — and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that "last month was the hottest October on record". Total, factual bullshit and lies. This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever". In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years. So what explained the anomaly? GISS's computerized temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-skeptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running. Read this article, and find out why both lying, corrupt, criminal, subhuman liberal idiots, GoreBore & Hansen, should be stood against a wall, and shot, IMO. In fact, the pathetically-socialist, left-wing UK, has just begun to awaken to what the "Climate Change Bill" will do to destroy their nation, or what's left of it. IMO, it's probably too late now to save the UK, but at least some of the more Conservative people over there, will at least get the chance to flee to America (or elsewhere), before we also "go down the proverbial dumper", as they've already obviously done. Buh-bye, UK!
Some People Just Need Killing™.
It's not my intention to be the judge here — that's God's "job" — but rather to "hasten the meeting" so that He can send the following subhuman filth to the "Fires of Hell", "River or Lake of Sulphur", or whatever He deems appropriate. I'd gladly/happily volunteer, at no cost to any of my Hard-Working, Fellow US Taxpayers, to gladly/gleefully/happily headshoot these murderous, lowlife dirtbags of all stripes — their skin-color doesn't matter to me, at all — and rid American Society's innocents (especially our precious children and the frail, defenseless elderly) of them, once-and-for-all. And yes, I'd rather see one innocent man convicted and executed, than 10 murderers/robbers/child rapists-murderers freed, to rob, rape and murder again. Hey; call me an "Old Fashioned Conservative"! Too harsh? Nah. Just RIGHT!
Yes, I agree with the premise of this article, that "the death penalty is a Noahic Covenant with God, in a post-flood world". Well said, Joe Farrah.
A Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility inmate was beaten to death by another inmate. The victim subhuman piece-of-shit, Ronald Ferguson, was serving time for sexual assault on a child. Rot in hell, scumbag!
Subhuman piece-of-sambo-shit, cop killer, John "Jordan" Lewis, needs killing ASAP.
Do you think pumpkin carving is mere child's play? Apparently friend, you don't know jack. This site isn't about placidly grinning pumpkins. It's about power tools, explosives, puke monsters, and yes, pyromania. Extreme carver Tom Nardone wasn't impressed with the proliferation of sissy jack-o-lanterns so he took matters into his own chainsaw. From the patch to your porch, Tom's sage tips ratchet your carving skills up to notches unknown. Soon enough you'll be revving up your tools, scooping the goop, and facing your inner demons. For die-hard recipe collectors, Tom shows you how to make fake blood and a neat way to make marshmallow brains rise. Tom's underlying message to consumers — creativity doesn't have to squash your wallet. One final safety note: please make sure your sterno don't burn-o.