HARDWARE: Thermostat absurdity

Saturday, February 26, 2011

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OK, here’s a hospital room thermostat. It’s cold in the room. How do I make it warmer? Or, colder.

Those three buttons must DO something, I feel like I’ve been dropped into a future civilization. Or stuff changes, and I didn’t get the memo.

How about a big + and – sign?

Argh!

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LIBERTY: A libertarian is … …

Friday, February 25, 2011

http://ncc-1776.org/whoislib.html

Zero Aggression Principle (“Zap”)

A libertarian is a person who believes that no one has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate force against another human being for any reason whatever; nor will a libertarian advocate the initiation of force, or delegate it to anyone else.

Those who act consistently with this principle are libertarians, whether they realize it or not. Those who fail to act consistently with it are not libertarians, regardless of what they may claim.

— L. Neil Smith

Formerly called the “Non-Aggression Principle”, or “NAP”

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MACBOOKAIR: AddressBookSync is taking 98% of the CPU?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

AddressBookSync is taking 98% of the CPU?

I have “sync” set to manual. What’s up with that?

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MACBOOKAIR: Out of space condition

Thursday, February 24, 2011

POSTBOX2 and CHROME running. Zero free space. Reboot. 7 Gig free. Argh!

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Due to a personal … I’m taking a break

Thursday, February 24, 2011

2011-01-21 Our Girl feeling 'n' looking good

As I’ve often said this blog is really “Reinke Faces Life” and the events in the daily struggle. In the matter at hand, “Life” seems to have ground me down and won. I’m taking a break to focus on a higher priority. I may or may not continue this … or the struggle. We’ll just have to see.

TTFN

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MONEY: Taxes are theft

Thursday, February 24, 2011

[FROM A COMMENT I MADE ON ANOTHER BLOG]

Taxes are theft. Despite what the IRS says abut “voluntary”.

In the old days, prior to 1933 FDR gold seizure, the Gooferment had to tax folks to get their gold. After that, the FED just “printed” more dollars. No need to overtly tax anything. Just print more. The FED takes paper dollars out of circulation and puts more in. They used to just put more in than they took out.

This allows the bureaucrats to spend “dollars” that have less value. Without the pain of raising taxes.

Look at the purchasing power of a dollar in 1970 and again in 2000. Depending upon who you believe, even the FED own stats, show the “dollar” has lost 98% of its purchasing power in those decades.

It, of course, hurts the poor – working class – fixed income people worse since they have little option but to spend what they take in.

We’re on our way to a Hyperinflation. The recent — at first hidden and now overtly — purchase of Government Bonds by the FED is an overt “monetizing” of the debt. The Chinese with a guesstimate 6-10 T$ (trillion) dollars are hopping mad. That’s why you see them buying anything in sight. They are unwilling participants in this wild ride. If they start to dump dollars, then everyone will do the same. And, their dollars will swirl the bowl with everyone else.

Some say that the reason our Iraqi buddy Sadam was tumbled was that he wanted to be paid for his oil with gold. He was backing the golden dinar. Not out of religious fervor; that was a good cover. But because he saw his oil being paid for in cheaper and cheaper dollars.

What can the little guy do? Save nickels. Right now they are worth 7¢. Like the pre 1964 silver coins that are worth 20 times their face value, the little guy can save some of his wealth from inflation.

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QUOTE: When do you cry?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

When I get a very generous introduction like that, I explain that I’m emotionally moved, but on the other hand I’m Irish and the Irish are very emotionally moved. My mother is Irish and she cries during beer commercials.”

– Former U.S. General Barry McCaffrey

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