Wednesday, October 31, 2007

An Inconvenient Stock Portfolio

Just another example of "Do as I say, not do as I do" from the Democrat Darlings of the Infotainment Industry. I don't know about you, but I am tired of forking over money, time and effort to do my part, when it seems the Democrat political elite are far more concerned about making sure airspace is safe for their private jets and that their Cape Cod views are disrupted by energy generating wind turbines. They've taken away nuclear, they have hobbled the oil industry, it's as if they want us "little people" to return to tents and cave to that the most important people, the politically correct and important people, can live in comfort. I think it's time to remind them who is Boss. Vote them out, every single incumbent. I mentioned this at the midterm elections, but now more than ever, these people Pelosi, Kennedy, Reid, Hutchison, all of them, need to go home and GET REAL JOBS!!!!!!!!!!

SEC Filing Raises Questions About the "Sustainability" of Generation Investment Management's $438 Million Investment Fund, says

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Media Bias: CNN Plants a Story

I sent the following message to the Dallas Fox affiliate, but I feel like this message needs to go beyond our immediate area. People who have political gains tied to the use of the votes of those here illegally are pushing the Reconquista ideology via such outlets as CNN and the New York Times. I happen to live near this town. I have seen its demographics change from a nice middle income community to one that has become a logistical nightmare of gang activity. And I am sorry if this offends, but much of it is due to criminal behavior that is in part due to the unwillingness of those here illegally to report crime and the overwhelming amount of people here illegally who commit crime becuase they are virtually invisible to the agencies that track crime. So when you see this story and other like on CNN, remember that the Reconquista movement has some very adept and powerful media people in their corner. And it thie political stars should happen to come into alignment, then theyse same folks are more than willing to look the other way and to let the American middle class bear the brunt of the higher taxation, higher crime and lower return in receipts for their trouble. And I am sorry if this offends, because we have had people from 37 nations arrested in the ICE details that are related to this story. But strangely enough, it just seems to be the people from Mexico that protest. I just seems to be the people from Mexico that demand favors that other nationalities don't request. What makes them so special? I love the Mexican culture, the food and their people, but just as I cannot cross into their country and live illegally, neither should they do that here. There are such things as limits.

The Video is Here

"That is the link for a video about an Irving illegal immigrant "self deporting." I don't usually watch CNN, but happened on this story while I was grading at school. I find it to be so well placed, that I am pretty sure this is a set up. He's married to someone here legally, but can't fill out the paperwork because it's "too hard." Didn't Mattel pull a shipload of Barbies because they said "math is hard?" Isn't that like saying if something is too hard, that you just should give up? Do you think he gives up when he fills out employment forms, or forms for assistance through the schools for his kids? I bet he gets those in. But something as minor as legal residency? Bueno por nada. In addition, it goes on about how shabby Mexico is and how he can't figure out the money. Excuse me, he speaks Spanish and can't ask how much something costs and then look at the currency and turn that over??? I think this is an obvious placement for political gain and it's no surprise that this story is on CNN. I thought you would be interested."

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

About Wolves and the Environment

I think it is important to get news from many sources. One that I use locally is the Morning News editorial blog. I felt that this excerpt from Mike Hashimoto's blog was important enough to post here. There is no question that much of the factual evidence presented in Al Gore's film was distorted or exaggerated for effect. There are those within the Church of Global Warming that believe the ends justify the means. But wait a minute, this is the same group pushing us to agree to the Kyoto Accord, an agreement that would seriously limit growth and innovation in developed nations. All major studies show that some of the worst case scenarios for pollution and serious ecological problems are Third World nations. And yet this agreement would allow regions such as China, India, Eastern Europe, South America and Africa to use or misuse their resources with little oversight. How, exactly does this help the environment, which is the cause that allegedly is pushed? I do think that people need to be prudent with resources. Recycling, conservation and developing new technology absolutely makes sense. But where are those new methods going to come from if we hamper advancements in the name of political efforts based on spurious science? This isn't about the earth, this is about moving wealth out of the Western nations and into Third World nations.

And please, spare me the whole episode about ethanol. Ethanol was and is a bust. The energy used to make it from corn and the decrease in fuel efficiency with its addition makes ethanol's use a wash at best. And if you follow the money, you will see that what it has become is a farm subsidy bill. Grains for feed have gone up and the meat and dairy products have risen as well. Just another brilliant plan from the same folks that want to bring you national health care. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

"Daniel B. Botkin is president of the Center for the Study of the Environment and professor emeritus in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has written Discordant Harmonies: A New Ecology for the Twenty-First Century, among other works....

He wrote a piece in today's Wall Street Journal that I wish we'd read before we rush out and crown Al Gore emperor of the environment.

'You might think I must be one of those know-nothing naysayers who believes global warming is a liberal plot. On the contrary, I am a biologist and ecologist who has worked on global warming, and been concerned about its effects, since 1968. I've developed the computer model of forest growth that has been used widely to forecast possible effects of global warming on life -- I've used the model for that purpose myself, and to forecast likely effects on specific endangered species.

I'm not a naysayer. I'm a scientist who believes in the scientific method and in what facts tell us. I have worked for 40 years to try to improve our environment and improve human life as well. I believe we can do this only from a basis in reality, and that is not what I see happening now. Instead, like fashions that took hold in the past and are eloquently analyzed in the classic 19th century book "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds," the popular imagination today appears to have been captured by beliefs that have little scientific basis.

Some colleagues who share some of my doubts argue that the only way to get our society to change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe, and that therefore it is all right and even necessary for scientists to exaggerate. They tell me that my belief in open and honest assessment is naïve. "Wolves deceive their prey, don't they?" one said to me recently. Therefore, biologically, he said, we are justified in exaggerating to get society to change."

At this point I think it's important to remember what happened to the Boy Who Cried Wolf in the original unDisneyfied version....
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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Global Incident Map

This is a terrifying reality. Check it an see.

What Democrats Believe.

The main problem that I have with the Democrat party is that they aren't so much a single view as a precarious coalition of different views. I do not see that as a political directive but more of a cynical compromise of values. I truly could not vote for Hillary Clinton, I think she is damaged goods. And I think the Democrats do themselves a great deal of harm by discounting Obama despite his negatives. Edwards is nothing but another "class president" clone trying to cut another notch in his resume. His presidency would be a failure comparable to that of Carter's. In short, while the pundits like to crown Hillary, and the Republicans aren't doing themselves many favors by using litmus tests to select candidates, the vast middle 80% of the electorate doesn't see much that addresses their needs. These include:

Illegal Immigration-it affects taxes, education, welfare, employement and resources. Dems are pussyfooting around the issue hoping it will go away. It won't. And if they don't address it there are many people in the Silent Middle who are very upset and will vote against whoever refuses to enforce our borders. This one issue alone has alienated staunch Republicans from the president. Be warned.

Health Care Reform-National health care will be an economic rathole. If you love the way the bureaucracy handles every day matters, imagine how much you will adore them when you have a medical emergency. The solution is SIMPLE. Make ALL insurance and medical payments tax deductible. This used to be the case, until in pushing HMO's the limits were set at only those amounts over 7.5% of income. Let it ALL be deductible and see what happens.

Education-We have to create a national test. We also need to get the public schools out of the business of providing free meals, remedial assistance and education for the severely handicapped. If the government wants to do these things, set up some other institution to provide such services. Public schools were meant to provide an educated and capable population. They were never meant to be used as facilities to provide rehab, training or other services.

Defense-We need a unifed world view on defense. France is willing to come back into the mix, we need their help. We also need to renew our NATO alliances because frankly the way Putin is acting, I would rather he know that the EU and the US are talking again so he wouldn't get any grand and glorious ideas about reuniting the USSR.

More to come....

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Find Ernesto Reyes

The linked blog above discusses the random and cruel murder of a University of North Texas coed by a known felon. The suspect's name is Ernesto Reyes. He was caught on video in the Denton convenience store where the victim met him, and disposing of her body via burning it in Carrollton, TX. While the linked blog gives much more information, and I encourage you to go and read, I would also like you to consider a couple of things.

First, this man was a resident alien. That means he was someone from another country who was allowed to live here. As such, he wasn't here illegally. The travesty comes where you realize that as an adult he had four counts on his rap sheet. He is just twenty. I am betting that means that somewhere in Denton County there is a juvenile offender sheet that has more offenses on there. As a resident alien with a felony on his head, he could have been deported. He probably should have been deported. But, the more common practice has been to ignore conventional wisdom, and permit these allegedly "nonviolent" offenders to remain in the country. In fact, I am willing to bet good money that some sobbing public defender, probably paid with tax dollars, wept on the court's mercy to keep him from being returned to Mexico. The irony comes in that now, as a suspect in a capital murder case, he is headed or currently in Mexico. We know he's still out there, because previously violent images of women on his MySpace page have mysteriously disappeared.

What is more disturbing is that there is a pattern of allowing felons to continue to live here. This is something the Mexican consulate is spending bunches of pesos in keeping in place. Mexico LIKES the status quo wherein their poor, uneducated, needy and sick come to El Norte for free services. In return, the Mexican economy is floated on a continuous supply of American dollars sent weekly to families back home. Nobody is saying that being poor and living in Mexico is easy. But Mexico refuses to take the steps necessary to bring her own people a higher standard of living. This virtual oligarchy has been in place for many many years. And they resist change. It's no secret that not everyone is happy with the way the money in Mexico filters through the different economic levels, but this fact is happily swept away and given a happy face. And we, the poor dumb American taxpayers, have to cut our own families from tax funded programs for education, health and welfare to address the needs of people who come here perhaps just to live, or just as likely, to take advantage of our systems and to make us victims of their crimes. It is no coincidence that the cities with the highest identity theft rates are those with the highest influx of illegal aliens.

Like it or not, we have some tough days ahead. I don't want anyone who is here legally to not feel welcome, but there comes a time when everyone has to account for themselves. If I run a stop sign and get pulled over and have a traffic warrant, I will go to jail. But if you read about Irving TX, you will find large groups that think they are above this kind of law. This negligence to control our borders is a blister that is about to pop. Someone had better be paying attention.

If you want even more information on this sick phenomenon on a more national scale, go here:
Immigration's Human Cost