Saturday, November 29, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Dispatches from Geezerville
Arthur Scheuerman has been copy pasting his improbable views all over the innertubes, so why not consolodate some of them in one place so we can read it over and over without having to spend so much time on Google. One of the mysteries of 911 is why he bothers...G:]
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The Danger of Conspiracies and Pseudo-Science
Published by Ian on August 13, 2008
January 18, 2008 Swedish Structural Engineer: WTC Towers Did Not Collapse from Fire
Kurt Nimmo Infowars
Friday, July 18, 2008
Why the World Trade Center Tower's floors could not 'pancake' collapse as we have been told.
September 11th Revisited - Were Explosives Used? June 22, 2008
Arthur scheuerman added these pithy words on May 31 08 at 4:46 pm 5/30/08
Video: Newly discovered footage of Building Seven and North Tower collapse Posted by sakerfa on November 8, 2008
In 1972 I was working for a civil engineering company in San Jose California, who called all of us surveyor grunts into the office to show off their computor hookup, a dialup to a Wang computer. We all took turns playing Pong which had just came out, then one of the engineers ran through a few courses (distance and bearing) of a land survey and did an inverse to come up with the closing distance and bearing with just a little button pushing. We knew how to do this long hand with a HP35 hand held calculator, which also had came out in 1972, but to see it done by a computer in so short a time was like a miracle to us.
The Wang had been around for a while, but was a long way from being a personal computor. It was basicly a telephone with a rudimentary key board and was a huge unit that served a number of clients. So we all know what evolved after that and how Bill Gates figured out that we could all have our own personal computer "PC". Well, we've got them now and each one of us has a lot more storage and computing power than Wang could even imagine, along with Google, which replaced Microsoft's Altavista search engine. Google, as far as I know, is a free service that gives you access to untold amounts of information along with storing vast amounts of your own information. My blog has over 1000 posts stored on google, and the articles, most of the links, and pictures are still stored there. My nephew has a blog, bmxmuseum.com, that sometimes gets 100,000 hits in one day and Google pays him a few cents for every hit, so not only do they give free storage, but they pay you for web traffic.
So Google in a way resembles the old Wang computer and has grown to be the largest data storage on the planet, look out for Microsoft because they are doing the same thing with servers that they did with the PC, as can be observed, in this video, by their new data center in Quincy Washington.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
24/7 Wall st.
Douglas A. McIntyre November 25, 2008
TreasuryThe news is as old as the Magna Carta. The consumer is broke. He does not have a dime. He is out of work. He is defaulting on his home equity loan, and the bank has reposed his credit card. It may be best to let his spending rest while his catches his economic breath.
Henry Paulson has other ideas. He wants to help people to borrow money that they cannot repay, now or in the near future.
According to The Wall Street Journal, "Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, seeking to ease strains in the consumer credit market, plans to announce Tuesday the formation of a program to increase the availability of auto loans, student loans and credit cards."
The head of the Treasury is concerned that people who want credit can't get it. But, they can't afford it either.
The latest program points to the Achilles Heel of the entire $700 billion Paulson program. It provides capital to people, businesses, and programs which cannot be revived by the money nor can they sustain any of the economic improvement which the cash initially brings them. The backing of Citigroup (C) and AIG (AIG)--in the case of the insurance company, not Paulson's money--has only served to point out that they stand on clay feet. The cause of their problems, which is derivatives and loans tied to failing parts of the economy, cannot be solved by sums which are modest compared to the real trouble. In the case of AIG, the government is already caught in an endless rat warren.
Walking up to the average citizen and offering him more credit is like giving a pyromaniac a match. He so loves the warmth of the flames and the attendant mayhem that he cannot help himself. Passing the consumer more money will only bring more ruin to the credit system.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Yep, I know Stu, he is a friend of the people. If you want to see a good movie with old time atmosphere then the Palace Theatre is the place to be. Stu will be at the door to greet you and the popcorn is reasonable, as is the ticket.
If you want to go to a mediaplex theater, or you're looking for a walmart store, you won't find one and folks around these parts like it just as it is...G:
Silverton gives its vote to transgendered mayor
by Kimberly A.C. Wilson, The Oregonian
Friday November 07, 2008, 7:04 PM
SILVERTON -- Close your eyes and listen as the new mayor strides down his hometown's sidewalks, greeting a pair of cowboys whose boots clap against the leaf-covered macadam.
"Good job, Stu," intones the taller one.
"Congratulations, Mr. Mayor," calls the other.
Stu Rasmussen hollers back just as gruffly, wrapping up an exchange that would seem at place in any small farming community.
Article @ Oregon Live
Yep, I know...my friend the Highwayman will be spitting nails and maybe even calling this blasphemy. And Dad? well, he'll just scratch his head, and wonder if there is any scientific or philosophic explanation at all. All I can say is that liberalism, "there, I did it, used the ism word...):", is no vice... Well, almost anyway.
If anyone chooses to be different, and is accepted in their own community or even accepted as a leader, then more power to them, as long as they represent the majority and do the will of the people. I know that Rudolph Giuliani will probably come to mind here, but he didn't represent the grass roots in NY city. In fact he represents graft and corruption and should be prosecuted for almost every crime in the book including murder.
Stu walks around freely in the community, and frequents thrift shops and flea markets presenting a contoversial face wherever he goes, while preserving the integrity and history of this
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Fed Defies Transparency Aim in Refusal to Disclose
By Mark Pittman, Bob Ivry and Alison Fitzgerald
Nov. 10 (Bloomberg)
Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve is refusing to identify the recipients of almost $2 trillion of emergency loans from American taxpayers or the troubled assets the central bank is accepting as collateral.
Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said in September they would comply with congressional demands for transparency in a $700 billion bailout of the banking system. Two months later, as the Fed lends far more than that in separate rescue programs that didn't require approval by Congress, Americans have no idea where their money is going or what securities the banks are pledging in return.
$ and this from The Bailout Sleuth $
A change in plans
By Chris Carey on November 12, 2008 3:54 PM
Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. confirmed Wednesday what was already becoming apparent -- that the government will not use any of its $700 billion financial-industry bailout fund to buy toxic assets from banks and other institutions.
Those purchases were the basis of the Troubled Asset Relief Program that Congress approved last month. The argument was that removing distressed assets such as mortgage-backed securities from the books of those companies would ease fears about their solvency, free up capital, encourage lending between companies and thaw a frozen credit market.
Monday, November 10, 2008
by Judy Wood and John Hutchison
The Destruction of the WTC and “The Hutchison Effect”
In considering how the WTC complex was destroyed, many people have criticised the research posted here because it does not state or describe the exact technology employed.
These pages include data which strongly implicates a class of technology as being one of the main ones used.
The data below seem to strongly tie up with features of what has become known as “The Hutchison Effect”. The Hutchison Effect actually seems to describe a range of observed characteristics, some of which are listed below. John Hutchison is a Canadian inventor and experimental scientist who has been experimenting with “field effects” for almost 30 years. There is a great deal of information about him on the internet, and a selection is linked from this set of pages.
The table below lists effects and events seen at or in the vicinity of World Trade Center and compares those with observed characteristics of the Hutchison Effect. Clearly, the posting of this material is quite controversial, but even in the various documentaries that have featured John Hutchison, he has suggested that the techniques he has discovered and developed have been further refined by places like Lockheed Skunkworks, S.A.I.C. (Science Applications International Corp.), and also by perhaps other defense companies.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
George Duhhbya Bu$h at his best:
"There's important work to do in the months ahead, and I will continue to conduct the people's business as long as this office remains in my trust. During this time of transition, I will keep the President-elect fully informed on important decisions. And when the time comes on January the 20th , Laura and I will return home to Texas with treasured memories of our time here -- and with profound gratitude for the honor of serving this amazing country."
US President George W Bush telephoned Barack Obama on his "awesome night" - a historic election win fuelled by the two-term incumbent's vast unpopularity.
Cloistered at the White House with family and senior aides while tens of millions of US voters flooded the polls coast to coast, Bush reached out to Obama and Republican rival John McCain when the outcome was no longer in doubt.
"Mr President-elect, congratulations to you. What an awesome night for you, your family and your supporters. Laura and I called to congratulate you and your good bride," Bush's spokeswoman, Dana Perino, quoted him as telling Obama.
"I promise to make this a smooth transition. You are about to go on one of the great journeys of life. Congratulations and go enjoy yourself," Bush told Obama, she told reporters by email.
After months of near invisibility during the campaign, Bush planned to make a public statement on the hard-fought 2008 White House race in the mansion's Rose Garden at 10.40am (0240 AEDT tomorrow).
And the president invited Obama and his family "to visit the White House soon, at their convenience", Perino said.
The US president also reached out to his defeated chosen heir, telling McCain "John, you gave it your all. I'm proud of you, and I'm sorry it didn't work out. You didn't leave anything on the playing field."
Bush also praised the Arizona senator's "fabulous and very classy" concession speech and sent his best to Cindy McCain, the candidate's wife, said Perino.
Vice-President Dick Cheney telephoned his successor-elect, Democratic Senator Joe Biden, to congratulate him, and planned to reach out to McCain's running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, said spokeswoman Lea Anne Foster.
Earlier, at a private dinner that doubled as First Lady Laura Bush's 62nd birthday party and the kickoff to an election-watching party, Bush had invoked God's blessing on whoever succeeds him, Perino said.
"The president gave a toast at the start of the dinner thanking those present for all the work they've done and for their friendship. He ended by saying, 'And may God bless whoever wins tonight'," she told reporters. Continued...
Well, there it is folks, a nice picture of Bu$h on the desk phone, and Dana Perino telling us what he said to Obama. The picture of Duhbya and the video of Duhhbya are both on the whitehouse.gov website, but his actual conversation is released in an email to reporters by the Whitehouse press secretary...G:?
Remember what colin Powell said about January