POLITICAL: My plan … secession

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Republicans-should-embrace-Paul-Ryan_s-Road-Map-98201434.html

Republicans should embrace Paul Ryan’s Road Map
By: Fred Barnes Weekly Standard
July 12, 2010

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For Republicans, the road map authored by Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is the most important proposal in domestic policy since Ronald Reagan embraced supply-side economics in the 1980 presidential campaign. It’s not only the freshest, boldest, and most comprehensive Republican thinking, it’s also the most relevant. If Republicans adopt the road map as their basic ideological blueprint, it offers them the prospect of a landslide in the midterm election this year, followed by victory in the presidential election in 2012.

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Well, you have to have something to allow you to win. The Republicans are the only choice. We’ve seen what the Democrats can do. Not that the other side of the duopoly is much better.

“We, The People” had to turn the District Of Corruption into a revolving door until we can unwind it.

Secession is the only way to cut this mess down to size. Maybe the USA has to split into pieces like the USSR. Too big to allow to exist. Vermont may be the first to go. California if spun off would be the 12th largest country in the world. Texas.

Time to let everyone go their own way. Peacefully. The American experiment has failed. As predicted, once folks figured out how to vote themselves benefits from the public treasury.

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RANT: Is it too late?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-07-11/reagan-budget-guru-david-stockman-on-obamas-shoddy-economic-team/full/

Trashing Obama’s Economic Team
by Lloyd Grove

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Yet Stockman hopes the Republicans gain the majority in the House and Senate next November, because “then the next Congress gets down to the business of trying to reform entitlements and cut spending. Also, while we’re at it, we have to get out of the imperialism business, okay? No imperial power has succeeded on the edge of bankruptcy.”

Which means: Get out of Afghanistan and Iraq right away—the same prescription touted by renegade Republican congressman Ron Paul.

“I’m totally in agreement with Ron Paul,” Stockman says. “I don’t think he can be elected president, but I think he’s the only guy who really understands monetary policy, economic policy, the proper role of the state, the proper role of the U.S. in the world. On the other hand, the world is changing pretty dramatically before our eyes. I wouldn’t rule out anything right now. But if you asked me who is speaking truth to power, it’s Ron Paul.”

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One can only hope that “We, The People” get our country back from the fascists and socialists that have taken over!

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GOVERNACIDE: Afghan attacks kill 8 US soldiers in 24 hours

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_afghanistan;_ylt=AjnENmqqMzCz1zc6CAJqNims0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNlYWN2b2ZsBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwNzE0L2FzX2FmZ2hhbmlzdGFuBGNjb2RlA21vc3Rwb3B1bGFyBGNwb3MDMgRwb3MDNwRwdANob21lX2Nva2UEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDYWZnaGFuYXR0YWNr

http://tinyurl.com/2b26nou

Afghan attacks kill 8 US soldiers in 24 hours

By MIRWAIS KHAN, Associated Press Writer Mirwais Khan, Associated Press Writer – 50 mins ago

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Eight American troops died in attacks in southern Afghanistan, including a car bombing and gunfight outside a police compound in Kandahar, officials said Wednesday as the Taliban push back against a coalition effort to secure the volatile region.

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Bring the troops home.

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HARDWARE: APPLE TIME CAPSULE died. But that’s not the whole story

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

http://store.apple.com/us/write/review/MC343LL/A

One of the reasons for moving from Windoze to Apple as opposed to Linux was the Time Capsule.

It worked fine, until it died.

(Restoring files was balky at times, but any time I really had to do it, I was able to get it off. The User Interface for partial or complete restores could be easier imho.)

One day, I just was dead. No power. Plugged it into a different outlet. Flickered but died.

When I went on the web, it said “OOW! Sorry. You lose!!! Should have bought AppleCare on it.” Which really put my shorts in a knot. Pay a couple of hundred bucks for a 500$ item. Typical “extended warranty rip off.

I got around to taking my now deceased and out-of-warranty TIME BRICK back to the Apple Store. And, played dumb.

The Genius plug it in and it flickered and died. Another Genius was called over to consult. Replugged it in and same thing. Another Genius came over looked at the bottom of it and called a team huddle in a corner away from me and I couldn’t hear or read lips.

Genius One went to the docked macbook and began wildly typing. Then he announced “bad power supply, we’ll replace it but you’ve lost all the data. OK?”

Sure, it was just my backup device.

Another Genius, number FOUR if you’re keeping score, came over an typed in their machine and paper began to spit out of their printer.

I signed off on the paper. They took the BRICK. And said they’d call in three days for me to pcik up my brand new unit.

A duccessful jaunt, but I’m still annoyed.

What if I believd the website and tossed the unit in the trash?

Argh!!!

This is “barbara streisand” that you have to be a mind reader and guess what’s been recalled.

Argh!!!

I’d call that an “unfair deceptive practice”.

SO, if ANY Apple product dies, I’d drag the dead smelly carcass into an Apple Store. And moan and groan until you got something for your trouble.

I’d even go one step further. I wouldn’t be adverse to visiting ALL the Apple stores within driving distance dragging the dead body into the store.

Sooner or later, you might run into someone who’d have pity on you.

Argh!

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http://www.macworld.com/article/152634/2010/07/timecapsule.html

Apple announces replacement program for some 2008 Time Capsules

Posted on Jul 12, 2010 8:30 am by Serenity Caldwell, Macworld.com

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TECHNOLOGY: Using technology as the excuse for process failures

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/69218

Census ‘Successfully Completed’ Work to Date Despite ‘Shaky’ Computer Problems, Census Director Says
Monday, July 12, 2010
By Nicholas Ballasy, Video Reporter

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(CNSNews.com) – The director of the U.S. Census Bureau, Dr. Robert Groves, told CNSNews.com that the Census “successfully completed” all operations to date despite a “shaky” information technology (IT) system that affected the early weeks of door-to-door counting. He added that he does not have “any evidence” that the IT problems had a “quality impact” on the accuracy of the population count, but encouraged people to wait for a final report that will be issued by the Commerce Department’s inspector general to “see what he has to say” as an “independent voice.”

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Can you say “cooking the books”? What better way to get the result you want than to blame it on the technology.

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