April 20, 2014

He Is Risen

Christ redeemed us from sin, he paid the price in full.

We didn't deserve it.
We cannot earn it.
It is a gift.

The empty tomb was His receipt. It is the seal of His promise, His warranty.

The grave of Confucius is in his home town of Qufu, Shandong Province,China.
Muhammad is buried in the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi Mosque, Medina, in Saudi Arabia.
Buddha was cremated and his ashes spread.

Those graves, those ashes, bespeak their lack of divine power.

There is only one empty tomb.

April 17, 2014

It's The Sun, Stupid

The following is a video presentation and some tidbits from articles chronicling the efforts of scientists to reverse the damage caused by Gorebots, liars, thieves and assorted and sundry fruitcakes who insist that we're all gonna die if we don't start using roller skates instead of Fords.

Half baked science is the name and global warming is the game.

The Irish times was the only media outlet that covered a climate conference held last year. This conference explored the role of the Sun in determining the Earth's climate. Unfortunatley the Irish Times requires a subscription but extracts from their reporting is available here and here.
The Irish Times, 12 July 2013
The sun is acting bizarrely and scientists have no idea why. Solar activity is in gradual decline, a change from the norm which in the past triggered a 300-year-long mini ice age. We are supposed to be at a peak of activity, at solar maximum. The current situation, however, is outside the norm and the number of sunspots seems in steady decline. The sun was undergoing “bizarre behaviour” said Dr Craig DeForest of the society. “It is the smallest solar maximum we have seen in 100 years,” said Dr David Hathaway of Nasa.—Dick Ahlstrom

The fall-off in sunspot activity still has the potential to affect our weather for the worse, Dr Elliott said. “It all points to perhaps another little ice age,” he said. “It seems likely we are going to enter a period of very low solar activity and could mean we are in for very cold winters.” And while the researchers in the US said the data showed a decline in activity, they had no way to predict what that might mean for the future.—Dick Ahlstrom
How can this happen? Sun activity is pretty much ignored by the UN's IPCC and many of the so-called climate experts. Well, there's a way...

In the above video, Ben Davidson also refers to a hoax perpetrated by several Ph.d's at MIT. Using a software program they wrote to extract various scientific articles from the internet and then reassemble pieces of them into scientific sounding gibberish. Under false names they then submitted and published hundreds of nonsensical articles in scientific journals throughout the world.
[...]The fake papers had been submitted to conferences on computer science and engineering whose proceedings were published in specialised, subscription-only publications, Springer said.

"We are in the process of taking down the papers as quickly as possible," the German-based publisher said in a statement.

"This means that they will be removed, not retracted, since they are all nonsense."

[...]The embarrassing lapse was exposed by French computer scientist Cyril Labbe of the Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble.

He also spotted more than 100 other "nonsense" papers unwittingly published by the New York-based Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the journal Nature reported.
How successful were these jokers? One of the phony names used to submit the faux research papers was Ike Antkare.
For a time, "Ike Antkare" ranked 21st on the database's list of most-cited scientists in the world—higher than Einstein, who ranked a lowly 36th.
Story here.

That's how easy it is to get utter nonsense published in a journal read by experts. Those MIT wiseguys operated under the Universal Law of "Throw enough crap against a wall and some of it is bound to stick". Throw it at scientists and politicians and most of it will stick.

Now, put together a scheme to make a few billion dollars, mix it with scientific crap and a bunch of leftist wienies and *presto* we have anthropological global warming.

April 16, 2014

Stoner Mom Gives Baby Roof Ride

Here is a woman who seriously needs to have her tubes tied with a blowtorch.
PHOENIX (CBS5) - A woman who left her 2-month-old child on top of her car and drove off was sentenced to 16 years of supervised probation and a three-month deferred jail sentence Wednesday.

Clouser initially pleaded not guilty in 2012 to an abuse charge and to aggravated DUI before her revised plea, according to a Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman.

Clouser, then 19, was charged after a witness found her baby strapped in a child safety seat in the middle of the intersection at 45th Avenue and Cholla at 12:45 a.m. June 2, 2012, Phoenix police said.

Clouser's boyfriend and the infant's father, Manuel M. Pena, 19, was arrested early that night for driving under the influence with the child in the car, officers said. He was charged with aggravated DUI.

Officers said Clouser was upset after Pena was arrested and went to a friend's residence, where she smoked marijuana.

According to authorities, Clouser admitted to being under the influence of marijuana when she left the child on the roof of her car and drove off. She drove about 12 miles before reaching her destination and realizing the child was missing.

She was arrested after returning to where the baby was found. Police said they witnessed her driving up to the scene and detected signs of impairment when they spoke with her.

The infant was taken to the hospital and released with no injuries.

At least she knows the baby seat works.

April 14, 2014

There's A Lesson Here

Magaret Mead, Call Your Office

An anthropologist, N.A. Chagnon, spends decades in the Amazon jungle studying a group of savages and writes a book telling the world that, indeed, these primitive people are ... savages.
As Chagnon notes, biologists found his observations unsurprising and consistent with much they already knew; but to anthropologists, the notion that primitive societies fought extensively, and did so over women for the sake of reproductive rights, made Chagnon a heretic.
Of course the liberals went ballistic because we all know that isolated, ignorant people are noble and pure and that civilized man is to blame for all the problems of the world. Therefore politically correct academia has no choice but to attack aforesaid anthropologist and he spends years defending himself rather than attending to his craft. These loons went so far as to knock to the ground a famous biologist who defended Chagnon.
Undaunted, Chagnon plunged even further into the thicket of political incorrectness. In a 1988 Science article, he estimated that 45 percent of living Yanomamo adult males had participated in the killing of at least one person. He then compared the reproductive success of these Yanomamo men to others who had never killed. The unokais—those who had participated in killings—produced three times as many children, on average, as the others. Chagnon suggested that this was because unokais, who earned a certain prestige in their society, were more successful at acquiring wives in the polygamous Yanomamo culture. “Had I been discussing wild boars, yaks, ground squirrels, armadillos or bats, nobody . . . would have been surprised by my findings,” he writes. “But I was discussing Homo sapiens—who, according to many cultural anthropologists, stands apart from the laws of nature.”
This is the biblical standard, "The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it?" [Jer. 17:9]

We need a Savior, not a community organizer.
They saw their field not as a path of inquiry but as a means of social change—one that condemned the industrialized, capitalist nations for exploiting natural resources and “peaceful” primitive peoples.
Sound familiar? Let's all join the BLM and save the desert tortoise before it's too late.

Oh, and here's what these peaceful, noble primitives do to each other.

Money Walks

Available here. This site tracks income down to the county level - where the people went or where they came from. I looked at my county ... Lord have mercy.

For many years now the IRS has been tracking the migration of Americans and their income across state and county lines. Every year they produce a detailed report on the tax migration of Americans, showing the amount of people and income that moved.

How Money Walks maps this great migration of American income and raises important questions about American tax policy and how it profoundly affects growth and development in our country:

Why did so much wealth walk? Did people vote with their feet?
Did money walk because the opportunity to keep more personal income talked?
How does taxing personal income affect economic growth?
Which states "won" which states "lost" and why?

These questions are explored in How Money Walks through unimpeachable IRS data mapped by state and metropolitan area. And the answers suggest a simple correlation: the key to accumulating working wealth for any state is a pro-growth tax policy, and that means not taxing personal income.

April 12, 2014

Just WTH Is It With Feds And Guns?

Just WTH is it with Feds and guns? If this isn't a love/hate relationship I don't know what is. First they try to take them away from law abiding citizens but can't wait to get their hands on them for themselves.

EXCLUSIVE: The director of the Federal Air Marshal Service is retiring after being investigated for his role in an alleged operation to acquire guns for officials' personal use, has learned.

Director Robert Bray's home was raided in December in connection with the ongoing probe, according to sources and documents. Law enforcement and congressional sources told that Bray's recently announced retirement, which is effective in June, is directly related to the investigation.

Transportation Security Administration officials say no such raid ever happened.

But Bray allegedly is among several officials who were obtaining weapons through this operation.

The probe stems from whistleblower accusations involving federal Air Marshal supervisor Danny Poulos. Sources say the Department of Homeland Security inspector general is involved, and possibly the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. TSA officials disputed that those agencies are involved, but acknowledged that there is an internal review underway by the TSA Office of Inspection into the supervisor's alleged activity.

The supervisor, a TSA official confirmed to, is "on administrative leave."

Poulos is accused of using the agency's federal firearms license and his relationship with gun manufacturer Sig Sauer to obtain discounted and free guns. He then provided them to high-up agency officials for their personal use, according to whistleblower documents obtained by and interviews with multiple officials with knowledge of the ongoing probe.
There's big bucks involved in equipping an agency with handguns. These weapons are not cheap.
The Air Marshal Service, as part of their expansion following the 9/11 terror attacks, adopted the SIG P229 handgun and has used the system across its ranks, which swelled to nearly 5,000 agents. Bray accepted the position of director of the agency in 2008. The following year the AMS announced a switch to the SIG P250 despite the fact that other federal law enforcement agencies rejected the gun after it failed performance testing.
The P250 is a subcompact that may not meet rigid government requirements for any number of reasons. Sig makes a very decent, high quality handgun but that particular configuration may only be suitable for air marshals concealed carry. IMHO as an undercover or off-duty weapon, it would be ok, but that's just me. I carry a .357 or .45, nothing less.

More here and here.

April 11, 2014

Divorce DC Style

Tony and Heather Podesta have called it quits. Once Washington DC's quintessential couple, their divorce proceedings have opened up a rare glimpse into the underpinnings of power at the highest levels of government.

This Washington Free Beacon posts the claims and counter-claims filed by the Podestas. These documents
tell stories not only of a May-December romance gone sour, but of how obscene wealth can be amassed through rent-seeking and influence-peddling in Washington D.C., and of the hoary means by which the princelings of the capital and their consorts maintain and grow that wealth. They tell stories not only of an ugly divorce, but of the power of lobbying, of how one family maneuvered to the center of the nation’s dominant political party, of the transactional relationships, gargantuan self-regard, and empty posturing that insulates, asbestos-like, the D.C. bubble.

That the broken couple now uses the tools of their trade—the phone-call to a friend, the selective leaking of documents, the hiring of attorneys, the launch of a public-relations campaign—against one another is more than ironic. It is fitting. Tony and Heather Podesta reached the pinnacle of wealth and influence in Barack Obama’s Washington. Now they, like he, are in eclipse.
Ultimately it's all about the dollar. Those who seek to enslave us also offer for sale the key to remove some of the chains ... at a price.
As government expands, extending its reach to every aspect of business, every sector of the economy, private citizens and corporations require sherpas to lead them through the mountains of regulations and tax provisions, to discover exemptions and special favors and other forms of relief or favoritism to improve the bottom line. And who better to act as sherpas than the relatives of the Democrats who impose the regulations and tax provisions in the first place, who better than the lively proprietors of a family business operating in the luxurious and morally uncomplicated world of the caste of limousine liberals who dominate politics, culture, news, and finance.

This post was written under the Pale Moon browser.

April 8, 2014

Sponge Bob Gas Pants

This device makes gasoline from sea water

I really want to see what effect this has at the pumps. Then again, if the politicians have their way and get lubed up by the big oil companies, nothing much may change.
From the UK Daily Mail:
The US Navy has developed a radical new fuel made from seawater.

They say it could change the way we produce fuel - and allow warships to stay at sea for years at a time.
Navy scientists have spent several years developing the process to take seawater and use it as fuel, and have now used the 'game changing' fuel to power a radio controlled plane in the first test.

The development of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel is being hailed as 'a game-changer' because it would allow warships to remain at sea for far longer.

The US has a fleet of 15 military oil tankers, and only aircraft carriers and some submarines are equipped with nuclear propulsion.

All other vessels must frequently abandon their mission for a few hours to navigate in parallel with the tanker, a delicate operation, especially in bad weather.

The ultimate goal is to eventually get away from the dependence on oil altogether, which would also mean the navy is no longer hostage to potential shortages of oil or fluctuations in its cost.

The predicted cost of jet fuel using these technologies is in the range of $3-$6 per gallon, and with sufficient funding and partnerships, this approach could be commercially viable within the next seven to ten years.

April 7, 2014

Slap Happy Surgeon

Our daughter was one of the fastest kids in school, she still holds the girls' middle school record in the hurdles. Unfortunately this has cost her. She has been complaining for some time about her hips "snapping" and aching; after several tests we found out that due to a congenital condition, she will need to have both her hips replaced. It doesn't need to be done right away, but the discomfort is mounting.

Annnnnnd guess who her surgeon is...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Federal investigators say a Syracuse surgeon often slapped anesthetized patients on the buttocks and insulted them before surgery.

The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that the doctor slapped patients so hard he sometimes left red marks or hand prints.

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center faces sanctions over the issue, including a possible termination from the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

A complaint filed in January with the state Health Department identifies the doctor as Michael Clarke, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip replacement. The state health department's findings are the basis of the federal report.
From what I have been able to gather about this man, as a surgeon there is none better; as a human being there are few worse. It is his conduct, not his competence, that is in question.

Still, we are considering the services of some other surgeon. And perhaps another hospital also since the one he was in appears to have been more interested in the lucrative hip surgery field than in patient dignity and safety. For a typical hip or knee replacement surgery where the patient is in the hospital for two and a half days, the bill is over $26,000. Many of these patients are on Medicare which is how the feds got wind of this.

April 6, 2014

Buh Buy Mozilla

The gay nazis are on a roll, or so it seems. Never heard of this guy Eich and with his abilities I imagine he won't be out of a good paying job for too long.

Anyway, I deleted Firefox as a browser and using Safari after getting sick and tired of IE crashing on me.

Thanks Odie for letting me steal your "No Firefox" image.
Safari will take some getting used to...

People In Gas Houses Shouldn't Throw Stones

Mens rea is Latin for "guilty mind". In criminal law, it is known as a culpable mental state. This is the knowledge or intent that the act committed would be a crime. For obvious reasons children are not held to the same standard of conduct as adults; except in some countries apparently.

There is only one way to top this surreal piece of Pakistani juris prudence, in utero arraignments.

Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) - While many children his age are still learning how to crawl, a nine-month-old boy in Pakistan has been accused of attempted murder in a case observers say highlights endemic flaws in the country's legal system.

Baby Mohammad Musa along with his father and other family members was booked for throwing rocks at gas company officials in the working-class Ahata Thanedaran neighbourhood on February 1, the family's lawyer Chaudhry Irfan Sadiq told AFP Friday.

Inspector Kashif Muhammad, who attended the alleged crime scene and has since been suspended, wrote in his report that it was a case of attempted murder.

Appearing in a packed court room with others accused in the case on Thursday, Musa was seen crying as his grandfather Muhammad Yasin held him on his shoulder.

Yasin later fed him milk from a bottle while fielding questions from reporters.

"Everyone in the court was saying 'How can such a small child be implicated in any case'? What kind of police do we have?" the 50-year-old labourer said.
The is the kind of police you have when your nation has embraced the demonic utterances of a child molester for religious and moral standards. At least he won't be executed until he is weaned from the bottle.

More of the story here.

I apologize for the title of this post.

April 1, 2014

Don't Mess With My Printers

One of my roles is the SPOC for IT work in our office.
I finally got a technician to yank one of our color printers and fix it. The busted part was only $6.
It was broken by some idiot slamming shut the front cover.

I sent out this email to advise the staff that the printer was on line again.

The HP 3505 color printer by the library has been repaired.
This is the second time a ham handed person has broken a color printer at this location.
We are not amused.
These machines and the toner to support them are not cheap.

Do not open up this printer. It is not a goat and you can't read its entrails.
Do not play with it if it is not working.

It is a machine; physical punishment such as slamming, pounding and water boarding have no effect on this soulless contraption.

It does not fear you.

If you send a job to this printer, check to make sure the job has printed.
Printers and little puppies both need paper. Check the paper drawers to see that they contain the right supplies.

If it doesn't print, let someone in IT or myself know. An email would be nice.
Don't leave it jammed up for days and then complain that nothing works.

Do not use it to print your vacation itinerary or recipes for hamster cordon bleu.

Stand by the 3505 printer and look up at the top of the library door towards the ceiling.
There, on the left.
That is a camera.
We will find you.

Yes, there really is a camera just for this printer.
I had the investigators install one there.
I am a little pissed.
God pity the fool if I catch him. I am not a gentle man.

March 30, 2014


Forget about the taxpayers.
Forget about those seeking justice.
It's all about saving their jobs.
For the first time in Illinois, attorneys on the case say, a judicial disciplinary panel has begun tackling the question of whether a judge whose psychotic episodes can apparently be controlled through medication should be allowed to return to the bench.

Judge Cynthia Brim, 55, testified before the Illinois Courts Commission for more than two hours on Friday in a bid to save her $182,000-a-year job. The seven-member panel – made up of judges from outside of Cook County as well as two citizens – will later issue a written decision.

Brim was found not guilty of misdemeanor battery by reason of insanity last year for shoving a sheriff’s deputy outside the Daley Center during a manic episode in March 2012. A day earlier, while on the bench, she broke into an extended rant while presiding over a traffic court call at the Markham courthouse.
Story here.