Monthly Archives:June 2010

Wow.  NO pledge even voluntary due to the fact God is mentioned and it might offend the religious atheists?  It’s interesting that the atheistists think they are being infringed but the ironic part is they are infringing on everyone else 1st amendment rights by removing the ability for said pledge to be said voluntary.

When Sean Harrington entered his freshman year at Arlington High School, he noticed something peculiar: There were no American flags in the classrooms, and no one recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

So Harrington enlisted the aid of his fellow students, and now, three years later, they have succeeded in getting flags installed in the classrooms. But the pledge still will not be recited.

The Arlington, Mass., school committee has rejected the 17-year-old’s request to allow students to voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance, because some educators are concerned that it would be hard to find teachers willing to recite it, according to a report in the Arlington Patch.

via FOXNews.com – School Officials in Mass. Town Won’t Let Students Recite Pledge of Allegiance.

It’s gotten stagnant.  Most of it is slow paced..kinds like any churches have become.  What happened to our outdoor celebrations and things like that?  Read Psalms..David would be dancing in worship and so would his household.  I’m a huge fan of the Arabic and “renaissance” and “Celtic” sounds.  Blckmore’s Night has grabbed my attention..but some of their lyrics are clearly not Christian. Celtic Woman is another one that i like quite a bit…and it was one of their songs that i borrowed mentally to write my lyrics.   I would love to see some Christian music in these genres.  I have written one song already(i have the lyrics) and i know the tune i want to have it in..but i don’t have the tools to put the tunes to it..maybe i’ll start seeing if i can leverage this quad core box i have sitting here.,.:)

I am anxiously awaiting part 2…:)  It should be very interesting.

Winning the war against men, Part 1

via Winning the war against men, Part 1.

Intel will ship x86 android 2.2 this summer – The Inquirer.

Now this would be interesting.  If this is actually true then instead of me having to get a smartphone with the high price of the cell carriers scamming built in I can get a netbook running android….hrmmmm…I like this idea.  If it works out I might just leave the notebook at home when i go out.

The Beatles legend said: “Sadly we need disasters like this to show people. Some people don’t believe in climate warming – like those who don’t believe there was a Holocaust.

“But the facts indicate that there’s something going on and we’ve got to be aware of it if we want our kids to inherit a decent world, not a complete nightmare of a planet – clean, renewable energy is for starters.”

via Exclusive Paul McCartney chat | The Sun |Features.

After the comments by McChrystal in a way that directly challeneged the authority of Obama as Coomander-in-Chief Obama surprised me and actually stood up for himself and the Office of the President and fired McChrystal.  This is something that should have been done.  McChrystal offered his resignation..but this was to save face..he was toast.  It was the remarks made to Rolling Stone magazine form him and his aides that did him in.  The article shows a general with open contempt for the CIC and allowed this atmosphere to openly flourish in his command.  This undermines the CIC’s authority and it highly detrimental to good order and discipline in the Miliary.  I think this is the first time I have seen Obama(he gets the capital o this time) actually act like a leader.  Once i can download the article AND the video i will update the post with those..for now i have links to both.

Here’s the youtube video:

Any another reason to not listen to Twisted Sister (the song to which I am referring is “We’re Not Gonna Take It”)

This past Saturday, my husband and I were working through some things in the dining room when we heard a knock at the door. Not expecting anyone, I cautiously approached the door and opened it. There, standing on my front porch was a gentleman who explained he was running for an elected office. He handed me an envelope as I asked him to which party he was affiliated. I shudder at the response – I am a Democrat, he replied.

So, doubting the envelope was filled with a large sum of cash, I handed it back to him (nicely). I know that campaign material costs money and the only place it would end up in my home is in the recycle bin. Then, I politely informed him that his political party was an abomination to our political system. I wanted to continue to share with him my feelings, but sensing that sharing them would do no good, I said good day and closed the door.

I haven’t had to deal with politicians going door to door in a while. I guess I should get used to it though because I think there are going to be more grass-root efforts this year than there have been in the past. And since I live in a grass-roots type of town….

To the Republican Party – please, oh please, send your candidates to my door. Make sure they are well armed with a bottle of water because the conversation with them will be much longer, much more direct and probably less friendly (but will still be polite)

Sincerely
A formerly registered Republican

The author makes some great points here.  Take a gander.

Not using desktop Linux? You’re wasting your money | Linux – InfoWorld.

Right now cloud computing isn’t a security enhancement..it’s a security nightmare.  Most cloud apps actually require you to download and install an executable file that then connects to the cloud.  The operating system requirements are?  Windows…most of the time.  I would like to see the cloud vendors support a truly web-based experience..like Google.  Then you wouldn’t need windows..Linux would work.  Your costs go through the floor.  No high costs for server operating system software…no high costs for desktop operating system software.    There are a couple of gotchas.  One is most applications don’t yet run on a Linux desktop or a true cloud.  Secondly, disallowing access from outside your company.  This isn’t as easy to solve as it seems since it’s a web-based thing..considering the low costs though just get your company a static ip(s) and tell the cloud vendor only those ip(s) are allowed to access that app.  Then you have the best of both worlds..in a very brief nutshell.  If you are interested in more details let me know.  I might fire up the podcast machine..:)

I went to church today specifically because it is Father’s day.  If there’s no other day to go other than Jesus’ birthday and his death Father’s day(a day when we celebrate fathers) i think it owuld be hypocritical of me to NOT goto church on a day we celebrate fathers.

As a non-profit the church’s npo status is purely by the convenience of the gov’t involved…which means they CAN tell you what to say since you entered into this what effectively is a private agreement.  If this church(and all others in this country) want to have true freedom..drop your npo status immediately.  Then the gov’t has no reasonable expectation of being able to legally tell you how to do anything that’s outside of the US and State Constitutions.

A South Dakota minister says he wants to do for religious freedom what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. did for civil rights.

The Rev. H. Wayne Williams, pastor of Liberty Baptist Tabernacle in Rapid City, last month endorsed GOP state Sen. Gordon Howie in the South Dakota governor’s race, in defiance of the Internal Revenue Service and a federal court ruling and in hopes of producing a landmark constitutional test case.

At issue is an IRS regulation called the Johnson Amendment, enacted in 1954, that says that 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the section of the tax code under which most churches file, cannot endorse a specific political candidate and retain its nonprofit classification.

via Pastor tests IRS by endorsing candidate – Washington Times.

This is one of a growing number of incidents in Maryland.  if this is true then it means if an officer comes up to me in public i will let them know that if they continue to talk to me they consent to be recorded.  If i get stopped where there are security cameras(ones operated by a government entity) then i will contest any charges based on the fact i was being recorded without my consent.  Maryland law does say if you don’t have an expectation of privacy then this law doesn’t apply.  Well these incident occur in public and folks are being arrested…soooooo..does that section of law still apply?  There are details about more incidents like this here and here.  You can see all maryland coverage on this site by using this search string.

Motorcyclist jailed for 26 hours for videotaping gun-wielding cop | Photography is Not a Crime.

Dear American Public

I would like to encourage you to step outside of your box, really think about what is good for the country and vote appropriately.  I know you thought that BO would be good for our country, but his change is really not what is good for us.  It is only good for him.  And one must ponder if he manufactures events to further his agenda (if you think about it, so many of the calamities seem to fit into things he says he wants to change, not improve, change).  I must say that I don’t think that our health care system would be in this bad of shape if the health care propaganda was not forcibly shoved down our throats.

I have the utmost confidence that we can rise above the mess that has been created in our wonderful country and start to get ourselves back on track.  Remember, we started by those fighting against such foolishness as we see with our current administration.  Rise up, be strong.  Look to our forefathers for guidance and take that first step.

Sincerely

A concerned American citizen who  does not want any more socialism introduced

(remember when communism was a bad word……)

P.S.  Please do not make resort to posting Twisted Sister lyrics to further my point 😀

I got these in my e-mial from a friend of mine..:)

It took him long enough..:)

Cramer Calls Market “Stupid, Rapacious, Arbitrary, Capricious And Downright Ridiculous”, Tells Viewers To Stay Out | zero hedge.

I have posted about this sort of thing before…read the previous post. BTW the US Constitution is clear on this(read the 14th Amendment).

Here’s the 14th Amendment:

Amendment 14 – Citizenship Rights. Ratified 7/9/1868. Note History
1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Emboldened by passage of the nation’s toughest law against illegal immigration, the Arizona politician who sponsored the measure now wants to deny U.S. citizenship to children born in this country to undocumented parents.

Legal scholars laugh out loud at Republican state Sen. Russell Pearce’s proposal and warn that it would be blatantly unconstitutional, since the 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to anyone born in the United States.

But Pearce brushes aside such concerns. Given the charged political atmosphere in Arizona, and public anger over what many regard as a failure by the federal government to secure the border, some politicians think the idea has a chance of passage.

“I think the time is right,” said state Rep. John Kavanagh, a Republican from suburban Phoenix who is chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. “Federal inaction is unacceptable, so the states have to start the process.”

via Arizona Lawmaker Targets Citizenship by Birth.

First Obamacare now this.  Rush has been saying all along once healthcare is controlled by the gov’t our entire lives can now be dictated.  Well Rush was once again correct.  It looks like the change of this country going to full blown communism may be on track..socialism is just the first stop.  Buckle up folks.  All these years of apathy and NOT doing your civic duty by voting for CONSTITUTIONAL political candidates has now come home to roost.

Claiming the “authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,” President Obama has truly gone off the deep end this time in his most atrocious attempt to date to control every aspect of Americans’ lives.

According to Sec. 5. of the Executive Order that details the President’s “National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy,” the Council will be charged with carrying out “lifestyle behavior modification” among American citizens that do not exhibit “healthy behavior.”

The President’s desired lifestyle behavior modifications focus on:

* smoking cessation;

* proper nutrition;

* appropriate exercise;

* mental health;

* behavioral health;

* sedentary behavior;

* substance-use disorder; and

* domestic violence screenings.

Making matters even worse, if that is even possible at this point, President Obama will create an “Advisory Group” composed of experts hand-picked from the public health field and various other areas of expertise “outside the Federal Government.”

via Obama Issues Executive Order Mandating “Lifestyle Behavior Modification” «.

Hey there, Americans! I’m sure, by now, many of you have had some time to reflect on the massive, unfolding Deepwater Horizon oil disaster and thought to yourselves, “My, that really is a terrible, apocalyptic cock-up!” But have you gone so far as to think to yourself, “My, that really is a terrible, apocalyptic cock-up, the costs of which I should logically be burdened with, because I am responsible for everything that happened?” No? Well, you should maybe start thinking that way, because the U.S. Chamber of Commerce thinks you should!

You know, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce typically doesn’t put itself out there as a big fan of socialism. But that all changes when we’re talking about risk and liability. In those cases, they love socialism to death!

via Chamber Of Commerce Says Taxpayers Should Help Pay For BP Spill Cleanup; GOP Leader Agrees, Then Recants.

Don’t just go for the Anti-incumbent my friend…vote for the one who is actually going to try to do something..and make sure it’s Constitutional to boot.  99% of the republicrats and demopublicans are NOT interested in the Constitution.  This is why I take a look at “alternative” parties.  Don’t continue to buy into the two party farce as there’s no real difference between the two.

krashpad: Am Sad.

Somebody should have said:
A democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.
Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting
the vote.

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to
 take everything you have."

 Remember:  The Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals.

Change is not necessarily a good thing.  When a building burns it has changed...what we are looking for is improvement. - Genesis1315

The only vote thrown away is the vote not cast. - me

Continually  supporting the lesser evil means you are a reliable servant of evil. -Vox  Day

-- carpe ductum -- "Seize the tape"

CDTT (Certified Duct Tape  Technician)

Ultra-Conservative spambot (Bruce Campbell of CCGR forum)
> Requiescas in pace o email
For a large chunk of my life I was a system administrator trying to keep
email as a functional tool against the onslaught of spam and other
abuses.  It is supposed to say "Rest In Peace, email".
> Ex turpi causa non oritur actio
Lawyer Latin for something like "You can't come to court with dirty hands".
> Eppure si rinfresca
Legend has it that, after he had been forced by the church to recant his
teaching that the Earth revolves around the Sun, Galileo Galilei was
heard to mutter "Eppur si muove" (And yet, it moves).

For a very long time I have opposed the attempts of One Worlders to
subjugate us by convincing us that since we are killing the planet with
"Anthropogenic Global Warming" it would better for us to kill ourselves.

When it became clear to me that the curve of the temperature line is
essentially flat, and in fact appeared to be turning down a bit, in the
face of a Carbon Dioxide concentration line that is at about a 45 degree
angle, I tried to paraphrase Galileo with "And yet, it cools.)
Larry Seldon
The Griffon ate my hat; however, we found where he threw it up. - Rich Allen on Facebook

Bubblehead Les Says: 
September 1st, 2010 at 7:50 pm
If the People’s State of California wants to rejoin the Republic, first they need to replace all their 

stupid Politicians, change their Laws back to that which is Constitutional, and arrest, convict and jail 

all those who break those laws. If they want to keep going the way they are, then let them go back to Mexico 

and replace them with Guam. Then we can see how well they can enforce their Anti-Gun Laws against the Mexican Drug Cartels.

The femi-nzis DON’T want marriage at all.

So, people still want to get married. Most of Bennett and Ellison's friends are getting married. Why are these authors, both of them unmarried feminists, so intent on talking them out of it?

Therein lies a tale. The first hint is that both women are self-identified feminists. As I've said, I do not think that yo can be married to a person and to a cause at the same time…. unless, that is, your spouse is equally committed to the cause.

I suspect that the ongoing feminist crusade against marriage, crusade that has been afoot for four decades now, is predicated on the assumption that women are less likely to become committed to the feminist cause if they are also committed to their marriages.

Beginning four decades ago feminism began persuading women that marriage was institutionalized patriarchal oppression and that if you did not feel that cooking dinner for your family was the equivalent to being in a concentration camp– I did not make that up– then you were an unwitting dupe of the patriarchy.

When this idea first entered the culture women formed consciousness raising groups where they learned that their marriages were oppressing them, that they were miserable because their husbands did not do an equal share of the housework. They were told to make the kitchen into a battlefield, to fight for their rights on a daily basis, and never to cede to male pressure.

via Had Enough Therapy?.

Had Enough Therapy?: The American Man: R.I.P.?.

Refer back to my “misplaced anger” post for a background.

It’s possible the oil won;t even be sold to a refinery directly by BP or processed in the Gulf. Big oil companies have trading departments that commonly swap barrels of crude with other firms or sell them to traders who could route the oil across the globe, Langlinais said.

Once that crude hits a refinery, the oil could end up in a wide array of fuels and products including gasoline, diesel, heating oil, asphalt and plastic — including the bags used at grocery stores, the cases for cell phones and microwaves. It also can be used as raw feed for chemical companies.

via FOXNews.com – Spill Oil to Seep Into Supply Chain as BP Sells It.

This person sums up thing nicely.  Ever noticed that anything the envir-nazis get pushed though always turns out worse in the end?  I found this on wnd.com letters to the editor page.

Those blasted greenies


It amazes me how stupid and ill-informed liberals are allowed on the streets of this great country and, worse yet, are allowed to make irrational decisions that affect us all.

Case in point: the spillage of oil from a deep-sea oil rig that ran into trouble.

The reason they were deep-sea drilling is because the greenies didn’t want to soil the pristine beaches and affect the coastal wildlife through shallow-water drilling.  Nice going!  I’m sure they have seen the soiled beaches and the dead and dying wildlife they have “saved” by their irrational demands.

A few years ago, the Sierra Club gave an award to our “representative,” Nancy Johnston, Rino-Conn., for her vote against drilling in ANWR.  They would rather see us send our oil money to foreign countries than employ Americans drilling for oil on our own land.

The many greenie organizations and the irrational liberals in Congress refuse to drill for our own oil. They are seeking “energy independence through clean energy or alternative energy.”  They throw out these red herrings without any facts or specifics.

Wind power – very expensive, noisy, kills animals and is effective 20 percent of the time.

Ethanol – brilliant idea, if you want to consume over a gallon of fuel to produce one gallon of fuel that has a lower heat value than the fuel used to create it.  Additionally, ethanol has more pollutants than gasoline, ruins engines, degrades gasoline in about 30 days – fire and ambulance crews in our town purchase very expensive gasoline, without ethanol, for their emergency equipment that sits unused for weeks but needs to start whenever needed.

Solar – on the surface sounds good.  Spend $100,000 for a house installation, save $1,000 per year on electricity cost – payback: 100 years.  Could be viable except that the collectors only last about 25 years.

Hybrid vehicles – complicated,  high voltages in some vehicles that require special care in case of an accident or for routine maintenance.  Also have a high EMF from the high voltage.  Somewhat better mileage, but can do as well with diesel engines.

Electric vehicles – yesssss!!  Non-polluting vehicles that will save the planet! The geniuses haven’t figured out yet from where the power comes to recharge the batteries – fossil-fueled plants, in case the geniuses are interested.

There is no global warming; we are heading into a normal period of global cooling.  Gore is wrong and may need to get a real job one of these days.  Forget the CO2 business – another liberal red herring.

We have more coal and oil in America than the rest of the world combined.  We can drill for oil and and dig for coal, and sell them to China to get out from under our tremendous debt to them.  We can ship our freight by rail – much more energy efficient than trucks; trains also don’t hammer out our highways.

We need to elect some logical, intelligent men and women to Congress  to turn this situation around.  In the meantime, the greenies can view the results of their many years of ignorant lobbying on the evening news.  Hopefully, they can empathize with the people whose lives they have wrecked in the Gulf and the many animals they have killed.

Donald Ereminas

me and my family tried this place.  I’ll explain my title in my upcoming food review.

The Frederick News-Post Online – Frederick County Maryland Daily Newspaper.

Windows Server vs. Linux.

There are some serious errors in this..i’ll address them inline.

Text below:

Windows Server vs. Linux

June 8, 2010 —

Which is better? Microsoft Windows Server or open-source Linux?

This debate arouses vehement opinions, but according to one IT consultant who spends a lot of time with both Windows and Linux, it’s a matter of arguing which server OS is the most appropriate in the context of the job that needs to be done, based on factors such as cost, performance, security and application usage.

7 Open Source innovations

“With Linux, the operating system is effectively free,” says Phil Cox, principal consultant with SystemExperts. “With Microsoft, there are licensing fees for any version, so cost is a factor.” And relative to any physical hardware platform, Linux performance appears to be about 25% faster, Cox says.

That’s at a minimum.  It’s often much higher.  Windows server core is an attempt to regain some of that base speed by jettisoning the gui.

Combine that with the flexibility you have to make kernel modifications, something you can’t do with proprietary Windows, and there’s a lot to say about the benefits of open-source Linux. But that’s not the whole story, Cox points out, noting there are some strong arguments to be made on behalf of Windows, particularly for the enterprise.

For instance, because you can make kernel modifications to Linux, the downside of that is “you need a higher level of expertise to keep a production environment going,” Cox says, noting a lot of people build their own packages and since there are variations of Linux, such as SuSE or Debian, special expertise may be needed.

Windows offers appeal in that “it’s a stable platform, though not as flexible,” Cox says. When it comes to application integration, “Windows is easier,” he says.

Windows most assuredly is NOT easier.  by the time you get to managing patches, default configuration tweaking, the layers of security you have to pile on to have a prayer of a chance to NOT get compromised…Linux is MUCH easier.  I can turn up a Linux server from ground zero to the base install in under an hour WITHOUT USING AN IMAGE.  Updates?  One run and one reboot..Windows?  It’ll be multiples of each…it goes on and on and on.

Windows access control “blows Linux out of the water,” he claims. “In a Windows box, you can set access-control mechanisms without a software add-on.”

He apparently hasn’t heard of chmod and chown.  You can do everything you want right from the cli.  I tend to use a package called Webmin which is installed from the command line and run from a web browser…i don’t have to pay the Windows gui performance tax.

Patching is inevitable with either Windows or Linux, and in this arena, Cox says that it’s easier to patch Windows. Microsoft is the only source to issue Windows patches. With Linux, you have to decide whether to go to an open-source entity for patches, for instance the one for OpenSSH, or wait until a commercial Linux provider, such as Red Hat, provides a patch.

OR you can use a community variant called Centos(to reference Redhat) which is non-commercial…OR you can use the granddaddy of Linux distros, Debian, who has the basis of many many other distributions.  You don’t have to go to openssl because the distros are hooked right into the package vendors.  Here’s one point the author missed…speed of patches.  Microsoft WON’T patch until there’s an active exploit outside of it’s monthly cycle.  Most Linux distros patch within 24 hours of release..24 HOURS..not DAYS or MONTHS…HOURS.  Let’s see Microsoft do that…and do it reliably with hosing it’s users systems that have gotten infested due to their continued bad design choices.

Microsoft presents a monolithic single point of contact for business customers, whereas “In Linux, you need to know where to go for what,” which makes it more complicated, Cox says. “There’s no such thing as a TechNet for Linux,” he says. Linux users need to be enthusiastic participants in the sometimes clannish open-source community to get the optimum results.

Oh and Microsofties aren’t clannish?  LOL!  Let me tell you something..if you don’t drink the Microsoft Kool-aid totally you won’t be in the MS forums and MS evangelists sites..trust me I know about this.

These kind of arguments may indicate why Windows Server continues to have huge appeal in the enterprise setting, though some vertical industries, such as financial firms, have become big-time Linux users.

The only reason Windows keeps hanging around like a fungus is because the third party app vendors have not yet started coding for Linux in large numbers yet…that’s coming.  Once folks can see the advantages to Linux MS will have to tighten up their code or die.

Linux and open-source applications are popular in the Internet-facing extranet of the enterprise, Cox notes. And Linux has become a kind of industrial technology for vendors which use it in a wide range of products and services — for instance Amazon’s EC2 computing environment data centers rely on Xen-based Linux servers.

Know why?  Security is one, reliability is another, patching is stupid easy(run updates on live system. if no kernel updates no reboot needed..at all).  Windows hangs around right now because third party vendors aren’t coding…yet. MS right now does have it’s place and i will recommend windows on the back only when it’s truly necessary. The comments on this article do a far better job of eviscerating the author than I do..:)

On or about Jan. 1, 2011, federal, state and local tax rates are scheduled to rise quite sharply. President George W. Bush’s tax cuts expire on that date, meaning that the highest federal personal income tax rate will go 39.6% from 35%, the highest federal dividend tax rate pops up to 39.6% from 15%, the capital gains tax rate to 20% from 15%, and the estate tax rate to 55% from zero. Lots and lots of other changes will also occur as a result of the sunset provision in the Bush tax cuts.

Tax rates have been and will be raised on income earned from off-shore investments. Payroll taxes are already scheduled to rise in 2013 and the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) will be digging deeper and deeper into middle-income taxpayers. And there’s always the celebrated tax increase on Cadillac health care plans. State and local tax rates are also going up in 2011 as they did in 2010. Tax rate increases next year are everywhere.

Arthur Laffer: Tax Hikes and the 2011 Economic Collapse – WSJ.com.

They’ve looked out some outlandish solutions involving nukes..how about this one that worked??

Later in the article Chris Matthews who obviously doesn’t know much about the Constitution says:

So on MSNBC tonight, first on Hardball, Chris Matthews excoriated the White House’s irresolute response to the Gulf catastrophe, quoting John Kennedy from the American University speech: “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.” Instead, Matthews said the White House was treating the spill as if it were “a BP problem, to be solved by BP.”

Yo it IS a BP problem.  We aren’t in a socialist country..yet..so it’s not the govt’s issue.

The Supertanker Strategy | The Big Picture.

Former Labor secretary Robert Reich wants to place BP's U.S. operations in temporary receivership. Sen. Ron Wyden D-Ore. wants the oil giant to suspend its dividend payments. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is weighing criminal charges. And lawyers in more than a hundred lawsuits want BP to pay billions of dollars in damages for harm done to people's health, the environment and businesses.”At this stage, it is impossible to predict the longer-term cost of environmental remediation, claims and litigation, but they will be sizable,” BP chief executive Tony Hayward said in a conference call with investment analysts Friday.

via BP investors struggle to factor in huge costs – Washington Post- msnbc.com.

While this man is a hero for saving this child’s life this NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED!  The father should be arrested..nough said.  I don’t even leave my daughter in the car going into the local convenience mart even for two minutes….i take the time to get her out of her car seat..and bring her with me.  There’s no reason for this to ever happen.

Man Breaks Car Window to Save Baby in Distress | ABC 7 News.

I logged into a client’s machine today and saw this one sharepoint file was over 7 gigs in size. I am thinking this is one reason sharepoint has been pokey as of late. Some googling showed me that by default MS basically has the database in debug(which means every little thing is logged no matter what). That’s good for diagnostics but it makes the database get bloated to the point it kills performance. I found this MS page about the issue.

here are the instructions as noted in the article:

To reduce the size of the log file, use the following steps. A full server backup is recommended first.

1. Open notepad and Copy and paste the following text into notepad. Save the file as c:\logshrink.sql

declare @ConfigDB varchar(255);
declare @ConfigDBLog varchar(255);
declare @ConfigDBCmd varchar(255);
select @ConfigDB = name from sys.databases where name like ‘SharePoint_Config_%’;
set @ConfigDBCmd = ‘BACKUP database [‘ + RTRIM(@ConfigDB) + ‘] to disk=”C:\windows\temp\before.bkf”’;
execute(@ConfigDBCmd);
set @ConfigDBCmd = ‘use [‘ + RTRIM(@COnfigDB) + ‘]’;
execute(@ConfigDBCmd);
set @ConfigDBCmd = ‘BACKUP LOG [‘ + RTRIM(@ConfigDB) + ‘] WITH TRUNCATE_ONLY’;
execute(@ConfigDBCmd);
set @ConfigDBCmd = ‘use [‘ + RTRIM(@COnfigDB) + ‘]’;
execute(@ConfigDBCmd);
select @ConfigDBLog = name from sys.database_files where name like ‘SharePoint_Config%_log’;
set @ConfigDBCmd = ‘use [‘ + RTRIM(@ConfigDB) + ‘] DBCC SHRINKFILE([‘ + RTRIM(@ConfigDB) + ‘_log],1)’;
execute(@ConfigDBCmd);
set @ConfigDBCmd = ‘BACKUP database [‘ + RTRIM(@ConfigDB) + ‘] to disk=”C:\windows\temp\after.bkf”’;
execute(@ConfigDBCmd);
go

2. Open an elevated command prompt and run the following command:sqlcmd -S \\.\pipe\mssql$microsoft##ssee\sql\query -E -i c:\logshrink.sql

I had to run it twice to get the file back down to a reasonable size.

Are Cameras the New Guns?.

The folks want to disarm the citizenry anyway they can.  First it was to try to violate the 2nd amendment by banning all or classes of weapons…these laws are finally getting overturned.  Now gov’t agents want to go after video and audio recordings of these “public servants”.  Do we need to wait 30 years to wake up to this latest act of tyranny amerika?

AT&T Just Killed Unlimited Wireless Data and Screwed Everybody in the Process.

Ah yes.  It continues. Now that AT&T has everyone by the shorthairs they do what any myopic company does..milk their clients dry until they have no clients.  Read the linked article as Verizon intends to do the same thing eventually.

I’ve been told how horrible of a person i am for so long it’s got to be true.  Of course this only occurred once i tried to not be a hermit….so i am  getting help I need but i know what i have to do..i have to be a social hermit.  if you aren’t married to me…or aren’t somebody very close to me..the only way you have to know what’s going on will be this blog and at godsfrozenchosen.com.  I will protect my privacy and will plug any information leaks i can.  Once i have been cured and told i am actually a good person maybe i’ll rejoin society as w hole…but then..with what’s been going on..i think i’ll get fixed and just not worry about society as a whole..i’ll just worry about my church and my core family….