Friday, August 8, 2008

SWAT Team vs the Mayor

Guess who won?
Nothing more to say.
Just watch the video...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Older than dirt...

So, this is a tshirt design I'm mulling over. I'm still not quite sure it screams "HEY, THIS DUDE IS OLDER THAN DIRT AND WILL BE SENILE BEFORE THE ELECTION!". If you see this image and have any suggestions, comment away.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Instant president...

I'm probably going to make a tshirt concerning Paris' run for the presidency. I figure, what the hell... this would punctuate the ridiculousness surrounding the fixed election. From what I've understood, there's so much dirt on Obama that McCain is a shoe-in. Obama has lied about lots of things that happened in his past, such as his Muslim schooling. That doesn't matter to me, but it sure will to older voters. America has no choice - just as its been since JFK.

Here's the Paris video. Enjoy...

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Hot Spot

There's a hot spot in California. No, its not Britney Spears house... or some other movie star that the paparazzi is enamoured with, but a literal hot spot in the ground that is over 800 degrees F and just simply smoking and smoldering. Its weird. Geologists are calling it an anomaly. Weird huh? But then, that's California for ya.

Anyway, there's a lot of weird stuff in the news today. I'm trying to decipher it all. I did hear some good stuff the other day on the reason for prohibition back at the beginning of the 20th century. It all involved a classic battle for control (as usual), amongst some of the giants of the day.

This rival was actually between Rockefeller and Henry Ford. Apparently, the first Ford's were run on alcohol and gas, either way. This was because gas was hard to get out in the country, and if anyone ran out of fuel way out yonder, they could use alcohol - something everyone made - to get home on. Rockefeller owned Standard Oil since the mid 1800's and wanted to have gas be the standard for the automobile.

So, Rockefeller did what any industrial tycoon would do, he supported a lobby by a women's movement for the prohibition of alcohol... afterall, drunk husbands = mad wives... or something like that. with the 4 million dollars he put up, Rockefeller got alcohol, Henry Ford's fuel, thrown out and outlawed, paving the way for oil... and many unhappy and sober husbands.

It should be noted though that alcohol can be used as a fuel still... and we can make our own fuel if we sign the right petition with the government which basically says that we are making alcohol for fuel purposes ONLY. Add a gallon of gas to 100 gallons of white lightnin' and you've got a legal fuel... and a cheap fuel that burns better and will clean the sludge out of your engine (after changing your filters a half dozen times!).

Alcohol is a sun friendly and very renewable resource. Its a shame we can't get on the band wagon to make this happen. I have plans for my family's farm... I might be making my own alcohol for fuel use someday. I'll be a sugar beet grower, or something like that. And the best part is that all cars can run on a half gas, half alcohol mix with no problems. That means half the price of fuel...

Screwing the oil companies out of their monopoly can be fun!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Israeli parents forget daughter at airport

In the interesting article below, it seems parents left one of the brood behind at the airport in their pending vacation excitement. I can't really say that this is a reflection of our society today as this was an obvious mistake, but it does bring into question why people insist on having more than 2 kids. In the rural farming days of our grandparents, having over 4 children per couple was necessary to carry out the tasks on the farm, but now... this just isn't needed. I mean, most people go to McDonald's to eat now.

*this picture has nothing to do with the article below*

Israeli parents forget daughter at airport
Mon Aug 4, 4:38 AM ET

JERUSALEM - Israeli airport police say a couple going on a European vacation remembered to bring their duty-free shopping and their 18 suitcases, but forgot their 3-year-old daughter at the airport.

The couple and their five children were late for a flight to Paris Sunday and made a mad dash to the gate. In the confusion, their daughter got lost. A policeman found her wandering around the terminal, crying for her mother.

Israeli media report Monday that the ultra-Orthodox Jewish parents, whose names were not released, didn't notice the child was missing until they were told, in the air, that she had been found at Ben-Gurion airport.

The child, accompanied by an airline staffer, took the next flight to Paris where she was safely reunited with her parents.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Nukes no problem...

Nuclear weapon accidents seem to be no problem for people in North Dakota. They have a pretty healthy logic concerning these 'weapons of mass destruction'. This is a story that I found online today... check it out!

ND towns unfazed by ICBM rocket booster in ditch

By JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press WriterSat Aug 2, 3:23 PM ET

There's plenty to talk about at the weekly women's coffee klatch in the small town of Parshall, and no one bothered to mention the unarmed booster rocket for an intercontinental ballistic missile lying in a ditch where an Air Force truck overturned.

"We talked about the oil boom, weddings — everything under the sun," Arlene Zacher said Saturday. "But nobody ever mentioned that missile. I guess that shows that people aren't worried about it — I'm certainly not."

The Air Force said a truck carrying the booster for a Minuteman III overturned Thursday a few miles east of Parshall in northwest North Dakota, but there was no danger to the public.

The truck and booster rocket, which is 66 feet long and weighs 75,000 pounds, were still sitting along the road Saturday, under armed guard.

"The scene is still in the assessment phase," said Maj. Laurie A. Arellano, an Air Force spokeswoman. "It's still on its side in the ditch."

Arellano said the wreck would stay there for a least a few more days.

"It has to be 100 percent stable for movement. It's not a quick process — we have to make sure everything is stable first," Arellano said.

The truck was traveling from Minot Air Force Base to a launch facility in northwestern North Dakota when it crashed on the gravel road Thursday morning between Parshall and Makoti, about 70 miles from the air base. Two airmen in the vehicle were not seriously injured, the Air Force said.

Zacher said residents of Parshall, a town of about 1,000 people, are used to missiles being transported in the area, and they trust the Air Force.

"If there is a problem, they will take care of it," she said. "They do a very good job."

In Makoti, a farming community of about 145 people, Darwin Quandt said he wasn't worried.

"They're moving them things around all the time, so we're used to it," Quandt said.

"As long as it ain't going off, we're OK," he said. "And if it did, it wouldn't matter anyway."

This is an interesting story. I'm also now listening to a radio show who's got a guest on who's talking about the Rand Corporation. It is an interesting show. Lots of great info.