Wednesday, January 31, 2007
This time it was an econimic speech on Wall St. where he told the assembled heads of multi-$billion multi-natinal companies that they're paying their CEOs too much. He also told them that the government thinks they should be doing differently.
The president acknowledged people's continuing nervousness about their financial picture, despite a string of similar reports that provide some reason for optimism. He said he realized that stories about the enormous salaries and other perks for CEOs, for instance, create anger and uncertainty that affect the country's investors.
The president does not endorse any government role in reducing those packages. Instead, Bush highlighted new federal rules that the administration thinks are a better path toward wise compensation decisions by companies.
"Government should not decide the compensation for America's corporate executives," he said. "But the salaries and bonuses of CEOs should be based on their success at improving their companies and bringing value to their shareholders."
I tnought that was why they were getting the big money anyway?
You know, capitalism- and getting paid what others think you're worth.
You should recognize that- you actually went to college for a business degree, didn't you?
But,,,,that was before you stepped inti D.C. and got sucked into the darkness of 'Goverment' and runnng peoples lives how YOU think they should be run.
And in a related bit of hypocracy:
Rep. Barney Frank (news, bio, voting record), D-Mass., chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, has said he will push legislation to require shareholder approval of executive compensation plans. And a separate bill before the Senate to raise the minimum wage would fund accompanying tax breaks to ease the burden on small businesses by capping executives' tax-deferred pay packages at $1 million a year. -from someone getting automatic raises that are more than my annual salary...
So Barn, when will WE be able to vote on your new wage increases?
I saw three links and was under the impression that you could test your computer online at the the site, oops , my bad.
Anyway- after you BUY Vista (for whatever outrageus price they want), you can run the thing and find out what you have to do to upgrade to meet the specs.
A 1 means you should just seriously go back to XP. Microsoft wants your money, but not that badly. A score of 2 is the basic score you'll need to do anything on Vista worth while. A 3 (which is what we have, a high 3) is going to be the "value end", or super cheap, PCs being shipped into 2007. A 4 is a mid-range machine, and a 5 is a high-end monster that can do Aero-Glass on multiple monitors and hack into the Matrix.
Thanks Bill- I'll pass on spending money on the next latest thang.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Being on the receiving end for 9 years in the Navy, and having exactly ONE blood test done (for cholesterol) and "the laying of hands" for my real problem... "Let me feel your thyroid,,,,,,No you don't have any hormone problems, you eat too much and don't excersize enough, you're on the 'fatboy' program."
"You say you felt and heard something tear in your shoulder? The X-rays don't show anything,,,go back to work."
Fast forward about 15 years..."Let me take a blood test and see what we've got, the Insurance will cover it." "Oh, that's not right lets get a specialist and do an MRI"
"We found a growth at the base of your Pituitary gland- minor surgery will have it out in about two hours and you'll be back at work in two days." Insurance cost for the entire thing...less than $500 out of pocket.
I told you that story to tell you this..
Growing numbers of operations are being cancelled because of a lack of sterile surgical instruments, newly released figures show.
This is a false economy. These figures reveal a huge jump in cancelled operations simply because surgeons at the last minute are discovering that the surgical instruments still have blood on them.
‘Apart from the financial cost, this new system is not working for patients who have prepared themselves to go under the knife, only then to find that their operations are cancelled at the 11th hour.’
In 2005/6 some 1,765 operations were cancelled because no sterile instruments were available at the 58 Health Service trusts who responded to requests for information.
This is one of the models held up for our newest health care fix.
How about the U.K. a first world country?
It took a Freedom of Information request from a high ranking member of Parliment to get that information.
In 2002/3 that figure stood at 1,252. Sixty-one operations were cancelled because of the problem at Cambridge University Hospitals Trust in 2002/3, rising to 232 in 2005/6.
At the Isle of Wight Healthcare Trust, the figure was up 800 per cent, from just eight to 63.
At Mid Essex Hospital Services Trust, the number went up from none to 97.
The admissions will raise fears that in other cases doctors and nurses reuse equipment that should have been destroyed after one use.
The practice, often aimed at cutting costs, involves catheters and a vast range of devices including some used in keyhole surgery and internal examinations.
The extent of the practice was revealed last year when a surgeon was cleared of misconduct for reusing surgical instruments in breach of guidelines.
Simon Moyes, a specialist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in North-West London, was accused of putting patients at risk of infections by re-using monitoring probes that should have been thrown away.
However, he was cleared of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council after it heard evidence that the practice was widespread to cut costs.
Ahh, yes the old "everyone does it" defense...
Too bad it's in England where the Government is almost unsuable...John Edwards could make another fortune sueing for malpractice.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Because of his habit of scooting his butt closer to us. Really! He can be sat at the opposite wall, and next he's halfway to you without getting up. Then if he thinks you're not watching, he's right next to you...without leaving the sitting position.
His well deserved name is "Scooter".
We're putting meat on his bones, and now we can't feel every bone on his hips- soon you'll have to actually feel for his ribs!
It's great to have a dog that loves table scraps......yeah, I know it's supposed to be bad for them, BUT their ancestors are still scavengers today. Given their druthers, they'd be in a garbage can than chasing down a scrawny rabbit.
He's a love sponge.
He refuses to try going up the back steps.
We're not sure how smart (or not) he is, but he's learning NOT to dart out the door whenever it's open, and to stay away when we're opening the front gate.
His head is ,,,St. Bernardie..drools and all. The rest is questionable, he doesn't have the wide hips of a border collie, but he's got the fine under fur of a cold weather dog.
We'll be keeping him.
He's decided that his sleeping place is in front of the main door.
I guess the Legacy Media has decided to play down the anti-war stuff since the Dems and RINO's are fixing to loose the war for us.
Anyway, a name from the past comes up in this rally in D.C., except that her entire history is a little....smudged:
Marching with them was Jane Fonda, in what she said was her first anti-war demonstration in 34 years.
"Silence is no longer an option," Fonda said to cheers from the stage on the National Mall. The actress once derided as "Hanoi Jane" by conservatives for her stance on Vietnam said she had held back from activism so as not to be a distraction for the Iraq anti-war movement, but needed to speak out now.
"For her stance on Viet Nam" -how about her seat on a AAA gun in HANOI? (which is the capitol of Viet Nam-for you High School grads)
Among other stars of this rally sponsored by United for Peace and Justice were:
12-year-old Moriah Arnold stood on her toes to reach the microphone and tell the crowd: "Now we know our leaders either lied to us or hid the truth. Because of our actions, the rest of the world sees us as a bully and a liar." Who is a young Nancy Pelosi in training.
Actor Sean Penn said lawmakers will pay a price in the 2008 elections if they do not take firmer action than to pass a nonbinding resolution against the war, the course Congress is now taking.
"If they don't stand up and make a resolution as binding as the death toll, we're not going to be behind those politicians," he said. Actors Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins also spoke.
Which death tool Sean? Your terrorist buddies? How about the thousands of kids killed in AMerica every year because they were too busy playing with their cell phones to drive?
The House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. John Conyers (news, bio, voting record), threatened to use congressional spending power to try to stop the war. "
George Bush has a habit of firing military leaders who tell him the Iraq war is failing," he said, looking out at the masses. "He can't fire you." Referring to Congress, the Michigan Democrat added: "He can't fire us.
"The founders of our country gave our Congress the power of the purse because they envisioned a scenario exactly like we find ourselves in today. Not only is it in our power, it is our obligation to stop Bush." Bush stuck with Rummy long after he should have changed personnel, so exactly WHO did he fire Johnny boy?
And- naturally they included "those who *know* the true facts...
A small contingent of active-duty service members attended the rally, wearing civilian clothes because military rules forbid them from protesting in uniform.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Tassi McKee, 26, an intelligence specialist at Fort Meade, Md., said she joined the Air Force because of patriotism, travel and money for college. "After we went to Iraq, I began to see through the lies," she said. But did you ever spend any time in the sandbox, missy? Or just look at your pictures and listen to your Liberal friends?
In the crowd, signs recalled the November elections that defeated the Republican congressional majority in part because of President Bush's Iraq policy. "I voted for peace," one said.
"I've just gotten tired of seeing widows, tired of seeing dead Marines," said Vincent DiMezza, 32, wearing a dress Marine uniform from his years as a sergeant. A Marine aircraft mechanic from 1997 to 2002, he did not serve in Iraq or Afghanistan. The last sentence pretty much says all you need to know about him...
And the Heroes:
About 40 people staged a counter-protest, including Army Cpl. Joshua Sparling, 25, who lost his leg to a bomb in Iraq.
He said the anti-war protesters, especially those who are veterans or who are on active duty, "need to remember the sacrifice we have made and what our fallen comrades would say if they were alive."
Saturday, January 27, 2007
How many times are we going to hear about the psychological damage that having sex with a hot teacher is causing to teen age boys?
The only "psychological damage" the guy is going to have is when his massive ego is shot down by girls his age.
In Canada the notoriety is worth about $2.5 M Canadian.
U2- not so much, but they didn't take the opportunity to make an "environmental" statement- unless the entire video is...
Ok, I know a lot of it's computer generated because I can't see them using combat aircraft for humanitarian work. Not because they *wouldn't*, but because other aircraft are much more suited for the work.
I'm just wondering if whoever made the video has a clue about the military?
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Iraq Electrical Grid gets a Boost
24 January 2007
By Polli Barnes Keller
Gulf Region North
TIKRIT, Iraq - The $31.2 million rehabilitation and expansion of a 400kV/132kV substation, along with the five feeders in the Diyala Province , will provide a more reliable power source for more than 63,000 people.
Built by local construction companies with quality assurance managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, these renovations and additions will add stability to Iraq ’s electrical grid. The 400kV substation – called Baghdad East - is considered to be an important component of the national electrical system, having a significant impact on the national grid.
Rehabilitating the substation not only improves the electrical distribution network in the province by reducing the load of the already overloaded substations; it also increases the reliability of the power supplies for domestic, industrial and commercial uses with less down time.
This substation ties into the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA). SCADA is the system that controls the overall national power management and national electrical grid system monitoring and control. It also synchronizes the power facilities throughout Iraq so they work together as a system, which ultimately protects the national network from shutting down when there is an unsynchronized situation.
Shutdowns are common in Iraq as the electrical systems are not yet stable and consumption is more than the source can handle. SCADA is designed to reduce and eventually eliminate blackouts by the continuous automatic monitoring and control of the system, which results in a smooth power management procedure and distributes the power available on the national grid evenly all over the country.
“Since 2003, the Government of Iraq has imported electricity from Turkey and Iran, and at one time Syria , to help sustain the national system,” explains Saman Mosa, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers electrical sector project manager. “This solution adds power to the national grid, but at a great cost. The goal is for Iraq to be self-sufficient and provide its own power source, instead of sending money out of the country that can never be recovered.”
It would take almost 10,000 megawatts of electricity to sustain Iraq with constant power 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Currently, the country is only producing 3,300 MW, which is only 33 percent of the actual demand and leaves a shortage of 67 percent. The country average is seven hours of power a day broken into 2 to 3 hour increments throughout the day.
“While the impact of these projects may not be felt immediately,” explained Maj. Neil Doherty, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, deputy area engineer-forward, “they are all a part of a larger plan. If the projects continue to proceed at this pace, the people of Iraq will see the results in a matter of months.”
Currently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Gulf Region North has 35 completed substations with four under construction and four more scheduled for construction within the year.
Note: Polli Barnes Keller is the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region North. Requests for more information should be directed to Polli at (540) 542-1437. E-mail requests can be sent to CEGRD.PAO@tac01.usace.army.mil. For more information on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Iraq , visit www.grd.usace.army.mil.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
I heard something about a slur, and now one of the stars who threw out the word *faggot* is heading to
"With the support of my family and friends, I have begun counseling. I regard this as a necessary step toward understanding why I did what I did and making sure it never happens again," Washington said in a statement Wednesday. "I appreciate the fact that I have been given this opportunity and I remain committed to transforming my negative actions into positive results, personally and professionally."
I know the left coast is a bunch of bleeding-heart Libs, but- COME ON....
"I speak for all the executive producers here at `Grey's Anatomy' when I say that Isaiah Washington's use of such a disturbing word was a shocking and dismaying event that insulted not only gays and lesbians everywhere, but anyone who has ever struggled for respect in a world that is not always accepting of difference," Rhimes said.
She said she's been working within "the `Grey's family" and with ABC and the Touchstone Television studio to address the issue "in a way that underscores the gravity of the situation while giving us all a foundation for healing."
"We applaud and encourage Isaiah's realization that he needs help and his subsequent choice to seek immediate treatment for his behavioral issues," Rhimes said.
Talk about thin skinned PC babies just searching for reasons to be offended.
Dude you would have gotten into a lot less trouble by attacking the intolerance of the BusHitler administration.
Monday, January 22, 2007
The don't print out the map part, though.
I always a map of the entire rout and a close-up of my destination on the back. Just in case I miss a turn.
If they did print out the map, maybe it wouldn't take them three hours and a tank of gas to go here.
I guess It's OK for Slick Wilie to lob a couple cruise missiles at empty tents and asprin factories, and Ronaldus Maximus to free a Caribbean Island from the Communists or an airstrike against a terrorist supporting country in Africa?.
How about the (non)war of the sixties, started by one of their own?
The Presidential War Powers act was acceptable then, but Bush II wasn't president back then, was he?
Now the anti-Americans on both sides of the aisle are trying to tell us that the President has to beg them for the Ok to pre-empt an atomic attack????? WTF?
Anyone heard from Gadaffi lately?
(Well, except that two nurse are going to die because of AIDS trainted blood from the mid 80's)
These shortsighted ,,, Communists,,, who are willing to rewrite both history AND the Constitution to continue their scorched earth policy of obstructing ANYTHING president Bush does. They don't care what happens in the Mid-east. They didn't care that millions died after they forced us to abandon South East Asia, and they won't care what happens when the terrorists take over Iraq, either.
I was going to ask my new U.S. Houser Rep. about it, but found this page showing his willingness to be accessable to all.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Your Vocabulary Score: A
Congratulations on your multifarious vocabulary!
You must be quite an erudite person.
Right now his name is
We are already changing it.
He's about 8 mo. old and all head and hair.
He's got St. Bernard in him by the way he slobbers.
Ohhh, the other one had to back go because I just couldn't get near her.
This one's all puppy, I wonder what Karen will wake up to tommorrow?
How about McGruff or PiTA? Because he IS a puppy, and a PiTa for Meg.
He's now sleeping in front of the door...
Good guard dawggie
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
|Would you survive in the wild? |
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|Most likely you'll survive....|
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Except that I can't see myself needing to, since if I'm not at work I'll be in the A/C.
Stolen from El Capitain.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Our usage has been climbing- I think...
I got a notice that we were getting close to our "Fair Access Policy" (FAP) of 7500MEg.
I told them to upgrade me to the select pack at 1200MEG.
It got stuck in the process and I'm fighting them now to have them lift my FAP restrictions (think slowwwwww dial-up speed), fix the damme thing, or give me a price reduction- since it's their fault that they f*d up.
I looked at my FAP usage and it's changing, the 7500 download is gone, but the 8135MEG usage is still there.
Anyway my computer is downloading a little faster than almost cured cement.
I called around, and DirectTV (out cable) is going to come out with their own WiFi later this year- cool I can dump this and get the same speed (better compaired to now) for alot better price.
Anyway, I hear sHillary is going to do her best to torpedo "W" and the guys she just talked to in the sandbox...because she 'knows' better.
Even though she along with Babs Boxer doesn't really have a dog in this fight.
I wonder what the parents of those over there would have to say about 'General' Hillary's troop cap?
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
|What kind of muscle car are you?|
1971 Plymouth Barracuda
You have a 1971 Plymouth Barracuda. You love beer. You love your car. It's fast as hell, and thats all that matters! And yes, it's got a hemi.....that's right I said a hemi!
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Ok, I can live with that.
It's better than the '07 Camero I saw today.
Hell, at least the Mustang and new Challenger still look like the originals.
That Camero must ave been 5' shorter and just had a special badge put on an econo-box.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
"She's looking a bit tired, isn't she?"
As I go through my blogroll, I just can't help but notice the distinct lack of laugh lines on her face. I DO see pronounced frown lines,,,but considering who she's married to,,,,,,
Pic stolen from Kate.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Especially if you have the ability to follow the instructions to make a 9MM SMG with off the shelf parts.
The Libs should love him, he's all about choice. AND not letting "The Man" hold you down:
When any government deprives a citizen of his freedom or property, the individual must take action to publicise his grievances. To this end, I hope to illustrate in the following pages, the futility of gun control, and that no amount of arbitrary legislation can ever prevent those wanting firearms from owning them. The individual who has the ability to construct his own homemade gun can never be permanently disarmed by any level of gun control legislation.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Yeah, he's back on mt blogroll.
Have a glimpse of a minor flight deck story.
The fact is that we lose Naval aircraft relatively regularly. An aircraft carrier at sea is a dangerous environment. The flight deck of a US Aircraft Carrier during flight operations has been described as the most dangerous four and a half acres on the planet. To the uninitiated it looks like utter and total chaos with turning aircraft parked, taxiing or being towed within inches of each other. Persons in multi-colored "float coats" and helmets running hither and yon. Fuel hoses and electrical cables strung across the deck intermingled with countless tie down chains, wing struts, test and support equipment, etc etc etc.
One of the first lessons you pick up...before even being allowed on the flight deck for the first time...is to "keep your head on a swivel". You MUST be constantly aware of what is going on around you. It takes no time at all to be sucked into an intake, knocked over by a wing or tail, blown across the deck by jet blast or rotor wash, squashed by a trundling tow tractor or power cart, or...possibly worst of all...hear the dreaded call over the "5MC" flight deck speaker system: "You...green shirt...on the starboard side by the foul line...report to Pri-Fly on the double". That means you REALLY screwed up and were about to have your a$$ chewed by one of the best...the Air Boss.
Another thing you learn quickly: you listen to what the old timers are telling you. If someone says run...run. Don't look around, don't ask why, don't duck...RUN! If someone says, duck. DUCK. If someone says don't move, you had better pretend to be a statue until someone says otherwise. Failing to follow the instructions of the people who know what they are talking about can make you very dead very quickly. Generally, death or injury on the flight deck is a relatively messy affair. Lots of fast moving sharp edges and pointy objects whirling around.
Go read the rest...
These guys must not have the flight deck excitement to keep them busy...
And welcome back, Curt. Nice name BTW....
And it's too bad it's not the OTHER pretentious German car company- I could use a brand spankin' new 1500 pick-up...maybe a Dakota.
Anyway, I found this in my junk mail..............
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We're looking through Craigslist for dogs. But haven't found any the really work for us, so when Karen returns this one Sat., she'll take Meggie to the ADL to look at some.
As I said, we're looking through Craigslist and can't get through on day without seeing one or more ads for "free, lovable pitbulls" pitbull pups, pits looking for a good home, etc... Everyone knows how they can get at the snap of a second, why would anyone want a dog with that reputation? Especially here in S. Texas with illegals keeping the dogfighting business going strong and needing replacement meat?
Yeah, I know,,,"that's only because of the way they were treated" and
Ok, fine. Then YOU take it home and deal with it. To you it's a loving pet. to anyone else it's a weapon waiting to go off all by it's self. With little or no warning. I know,,,,"more people are bitten by Black labs than any of the so called dangerous dogs- That's because they're gentile enough to let kids play with them, and kids being kids and dogs being dogs,,,sometimes something happens. I notice that there aren't a lot of nice cuddly pitbulls playing with toddlers.
Anyway, why have pitbulls that you can't even GIVE away? Haven't they heard of spaying anf neutering?
OHHHHH,,,,,,,,,and speaking of pitbulls,,,
Here is todays entry from the pitbull of the religious world:
A businessman was in a great deal of trouble. His business was failing, he had put everything he had into the business, he owed everybody it was so bad he was even contemplating suicide. As a last resort he went to an Imam and poured out his story of tears and woe. When he had finished, the Imam said, "Here's what I want you to do, put a beach chair and a copy of the Qur’an in your car and drive down to the beach. Take the beach chair and the Qur’an to the water's edge, sit down in the beach chair, and put the Qur’an in your lap. Open the Qur’an; the wind will move the pages, but finally the Qur’an will come to rest on a page. Look down at the page and read the first thing you see. That will be your answer, that will tell you what to do." A year later the businessman went back to the Imam and brought his wife and children with him. The man was in a new custom- tailored suit, his wife in a mink coat, the children shining. The businessman pulled an envelope stuffed with money out of his pocket and gave it to the Masjid as a donation in thanks for his advice. The Imam recognized the man, and was curious. "You did as I suggested?" he asked. "Absolutely," replied the businessman. "You went to the beach?" "Absolutely." "You sat in a beach chair with the Qur’an in your lap?" "Absolutely." "You let the pages move until they stopped?" "Absolutely." "And what were the first words you saw?" "Chapter 11."
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Monday, January 08, 2007
Maybe because the ones having fun with the most sacred and humble religion of all are themselves moslimbs. They only got their magazine shut down, and are going on trial for it.
So, in light of this, lets see how many e-death threats I can get the FBI to investigate? Not that they would,,,,,because it would be me getting a death threat from people who wouldn't THINK of committing voilence in the name of their
So here is the first of the Islamo-Joke of the day.
As told by the musselmen themselves.........
Nasruddin was determined to be decisive and efficient. One day he told his wife he would plow his largest field on the far side of the river and be back for a big dinner. She urged him to say, "If Allah is willing."
He told her whether Allah was willing or not, that was his plan. The frightened wife looked up to Allah and asked forgiveness.
Nasruddin loaded his wooden plow, hitched up the oxen to the wagon, climbed on his donkey, and set off.
But within the short span of a day the river flooded from a cloudburst and washed his donkey downstream, and one of the oxen broke a leg in the mud, leaving Nasruddin to hitch himself in its place to plow the field.
Having finished only half the field, at the sunset he set out for home exhausted and soaking wet. The river was still high so he had to wait until long past dark to cross over.
After midnight a very wet but much wiser Nasruddin knocked at his door. Who is there Asked his wife.
I think it is me, Nasruddin, he replied, if Allah is willing!
Saturday, January 06, 2007
The replacement dog is for her, really since she's so lonely that she tried to dig up Bodie the other day.
(UPDATE TO THE UPDATE) Jan 07-07
She must have been beat pretty bad. The only time she'll let me get near her on her own is when the girls are around. We're keeping a lead on her until we're sure she won't find a way out of the fence since she's smaller than the other two.
I don't know if I like a dog who runs away every time I stand up- we'll give her a week to get used to me or start looking for one who lets me get within 6' of her.
Here she is...I scared her with the flash- now she'll NEVER let me near her.
Friday, January 05, 2007
Ohh, that was last week.
This week we have this in full...
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- On the same day that the 110th Democratic-led Congress convenes with a plan to immediately pass lobbyist and ethics reforms, the Congressional Black Caucus Thursday gave a standing ovation to Rep. William Jefferson, the Louisiana Democrat who faces an FBI probe into bribery allegations.
"The haters... and negative nabobs...the people who spoke against him couldn't prevail against the people who spoke for him," Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, master of ceremonies for the CBC's celebratory event, said Thursday morning.
Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, led the charge to remove Jefferson from the House Ways and Means Committee last spring and has said she will not consider reinstating him to the powerful post until he is cleared of all allegations.
The FBI is currently conducting an investigation that alleges Jefferson accepted $100,000 from a telecommunications businessman -- $90,000 of which was later recovered in the congressman's freezer.
As far as getting rid of political parties, George Bush is going to pretty well disband the Republican party when he signs the Social Security Fraud Enhancement Act
When he allows identity thieves and lawbreaking trespassers (Illegal aliens) to steal their SSI contributions after only working here for 3 years.
I wonder if it'll be a 50/50 split with the REAL American taxpayer,,,because we wouldn't want to harm someone who's been breaking our laws since they got here, would we?
In addition, that worker could be able to claim credits for work performed while in the U.S. illegally. The SSA maintains an "earnings suspense file," which tracks wages that cannot be posted to individual workers' records because there is no match for a name and Social Security number. Once an immigrant gains access to a work authorized Social Security number – whether a legal citizen or not – wages earned while in the U.S. unlawfully could be reinstated to the worker's new Social Security account.
The Congressional Research Service reports the earnings suspense file currently stands at approximately $520 billion. According to the congressional testimony of SSA Inspector General Patrick P. O'Carroll in February 2006, "We believe the chief cause of wage items being posted to the earnings suspense file instead of an individual's earning record is unauthorized work by non citizens."
The agreement between the U.S. and Mexico was signed in June 2004, and is awaiting President Bush's signature. Once President Bush approves the agreement, which would be done without Congressional vote, either House of Congress would have 60 days to disapprove the agreement by voting to reject it.
"The Social Security Administration itself warns that Social Security is within decades of bankruptcy – yet, they seem to have no problem making agreements that hasten its demise," said Ralph McCutchen, Chairman of the TREA Senior Citizens League. "Our 1.2 million elderly members didn't sacrifice through difficult times so we could fund millions of workers who crossed the border and decided to work here illegally."
The U.S. currently has 21 similar agreements in effect with other nations, which are intended to eliminate dual taxation for persons who work outside their country of origin. All of the agreements are with developed nations with economies similar to that of the U.S.
BUT,,,those agreements are for their frigging LEGAL immigrants
Thursday, January 04, 2007
We didn't have Christmas- we had a 15 hour road trip to moms in Conroe and back where the white thing tore a hole in moms gate and took off. He only decided to come back about fifve minutes before we left for home.
On Dec 25th we opened presents. As i mentioned earlier, I got three "Thank you's"- two of those came from Karen. The one who got a Dell tower (the most expensive present) only had "Cool" to say about it...or something along those lines- nothing in the category of "wow, thanks".
The white dog had some kind of seizure about three weeks ago,and had been peeing on everything he could reach since then.
Dec. 30th, some kids decided to open the front gate and both dogs ran out. Meg- the black one came back. Bodie- the PoS white one ignored us and got hit by a car new years eve. So we had to make a run into town and drop $60 to have him put down. I would have shot him- but that's another story about girls-and-guns.
I just hope that that was the end of a crappy kind of year and the new year will be better.
At least the 18-yr-old will be moving out and starting her work career that her "D" average grades set her up for...'But, I'm passing"..."No, you're almost flunking."
..."but at least I'll graduate."
At least when she's gone it won't be that everytime I open my mouth a 3' thick bank vault door slams shut in her mind. She'll learn on her own.....And mom will ---as usual---drop everything to unf*ck what she's done.
We're in the market for a replacement dog- a playmate for Meg, who's really lonely. The selection is narrowed down to a FEMALE, spayed and medium to large. Blue heeler, Shepard, Rottie...
Anyway, I hope your New year is better than last year.
Well it's gotta be- Nancy and friends are going to solve all of Americas' problems in this next 100 hours.
I wonder what they'll do for the next two years after they raise prices on everything and advance their socialist agenda?
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Do you know why?
Because they didn't fight a frigging PC war.
Government forces, backed by Ethiopian troops, were pursuing the remnants of an Islamic militia that until two weeks ago controlled most of southern Somalia and threatened to drive out the internationally-backed government.
But Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi said his rivals were scattered and that a group of them offered to surrender on Tuesday.
"We asked out troops to collect them and bring them back home," he said, refusing to provide any details about how many fighters were involved or where they were.
The rest of "Islamists are scattered in the bush," he said. "Maybe small fights can take place, but we are trying to destroy them."
Sorry this is so short,,,we're off to look for a replacement dog at the pound.
Monday, January 01, 2007
Marilyn Mansonis Jesus???
Except that it's not in Mexico this time, or even discovered by Mexicans on a taco.
PILSEN, CZECH REPUBLIC (Reuters) - A mysterious painting of Jesus is attracting people from all over the Czech Republic.
The picture shows the face of the son of God with his eyes open and closed. Many visitors to Oldrich Klima's "Gallery of Handicrat" in Pilsen are asking if it's a trick of the light or something more spiritual.
Jesus with his eyes closed - that's what this 150-year-oil oil painting shows... or does it?
Take a step back and the son of God is staring at you with clearly open eyes.
I wish there was a better video because I really can't tell.