Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
It seems to me that the circle would be the perfect layout for a city. I know it would be difficult to put little square buildings on curved streets, but is that the only reason we do not have circular cities?
I still would like to see one. Guess we'll have to see them in the movies.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Well there seems to be another fight that brings out the big bucks from corporate America... Health Care Reform and their fear that their profits will be limited by the voters and the government.
Sure countries like England and Canada have had free health care systems for many years now and neither are as in debit as our own country... And their people are living longer average lives... but that is played down you know.
My question is how many Americans have put off or just not gone to the doctor just because they did not have the money for either the visit or the medicine...or both?
So who's interest is being served here with this political debate?
- Tax payers? (who have to provide free medical to the poor anyway... a hospital can not refuse anyone that can not pay, so tax payers are already picking up that tab... That would be a big NO.
- The Poor? Already said they are getting free health care already...another big NO.
- Corporate America? Yes... Drug companies set their own prices and the better the new drug is the more you will pay for it.
- Insurance Companies? Another Yes... Working class Americans have to pay into a policy so they can afford doctors visits and drugs with low Co-pay options.
It is very interesting that during a time when ever company is cutting back and spending less that these two industries are increasing the amount of money they are spending on lobbyist to kill just a reform bill...
So why are so many working class Americans supporting people that year after year take more money out of their pockets? That do not what them to support this reform...
It takes a lot of lobbyist to convince you that FREE is a bad thing... That peace of mind is knowing I only have a 500-5000 dollar deductible if I am sick...
One more reason to move to England.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
So now, for a fee, you can use WiFi on flights... Well this begs the question, if WiFi does not cause the plane to crash why can we not use cell phones? The answer... not a big surprise is that the airlines have not come up with technology to charge you extra for it yet. (but I am sure they are hard at work developing it as i post this)
Just one more way to say... we know you have to use one of us and we are united in screwing you. If the government would let one or two of the big companies go under completely... the rest might try to provide just a little customer service. If a car company or hotel chain operated like the airlines do... they would be out of business in short order.
Just my two cents worth.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
OK. I have to revise my statements regarding the Twilight books... The 4th one "Breaking Dawn" was far above the others. I would put it up there with the best books I've read... not the best, but very well written, very developed characters, intriguing story line with many twist and turns... More real, less church prattle... and less Tween... The characters are seniors and they act/ behave more like adults.
Too bad it took three books before to get it right... and too bad there is not a 5th book to continue the story... I am not a fan of lets tell it all over again from another view...
So I send a heart felt thank you to Mrs. Meyer... I did not think you would break your LDS mold, but am very pleased that you did.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
It is once again time to travel. This trip takes me to a place filled with old ghost of the past. Many of them from my own past. As a young man the crescent city was my play ground. A time when money was nothing and adventure was everything... Dianna, Jennine, Sitka, Mike, and so many more their names have slipped away with the passing of time. We were all young then. It seems like another life all together. A time when we did not have to care... our parents took care of everything. Any trouble we found was quickly sent away with their power, influence, connections...but most often their money. It is easy to find trouble in the Big Easy... and even easier to buy your way out of it. I have never been, before or since, someplace so completely corrupt from the bottom to the very top. One dear friend still has a house there...in the French quarter, but he is in Montgomery and can not be there this week. It will be interesting to visit the place my parents insisted was where I wasted my youth again. Since I have no youth left to spare, I'll try not to waste any this trip.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
The weather was most cold today! 11 degrees this morning and it warmed up to a almost tropical 22 degrees before starting to fall again! Why can it not do this on a work day?
I so long for a nice warm island somewhere with cute waiters bring me cold tropical drinks with funny names... and taste like fruit smoothies.
It will have to be a dream until after mid year....
Saturday, January 03, 2009
The nerd has to come out now... For all those who do not enjoy nerd stuff please stop reading now.
A few days ago... some friends and I had a little nerd conversation about computers and our first computers and the games we played on them... well I was sure that the 1st game I played was Zork on the Apple ][e... and that it was in the late 70's... My friends shot me down saying it had to be the 80's.
Well, I was right about the date and the game and almost about the computer. It was indeed an Apple but it was an Apple II. Sold in 1978 for an amazing amount even for now, almost $1300.00!
I picked up a copy of the game Zork for my collection a few years ago and when I pulled it out to verify that I had been right... the copy right said 1981.... That too was was incorrect the Game was around between 1977-1979 with no copy right. It was not until Infocom picked it up that a copy right was obtained.
I can rest easy tonight knowing my childhood nerdom memories were correct. Just a bonus for all my nerd friends out there.... the complete early Apple time line...
Oh and I have collected one of each of these fine computers... even the little Lisa.