Archive for July, 2010

Put your seat belt on!

July 14, 2010

Hey, wear your seat belt. You might drive safely but other people don’t.

My experience has convinced me to always wear a seat belt.

I totaled my Volkswagen Fox once sliding off an exit ramp in the first drizzle of a rain and hitting a short rock, turning it upside down. People couldn’t believe I actually walked off. Doctor told me the seat belt could have saved my life. At slow speed.

A missionary friend was on the highway in Brazil with another brother in a van when they hit another car or something, neither of them with seat belts, both thrown onto the middle of the pavement. He had to crawl with his one good limb (one arm) to drag his unconscious and broken friend to safety. He made his kids buckle up before he would even turn the ignition.

In Phoenix there was a news blurb once of a couple returning from a baby shower in Arkansas coming thru the area of Grand Canyon and could not find a room available. They went off a cliff. He fell asleep and went off a steep precipice and they went down about 200 feet. They said he was dead on impact, and had not worn his seat belt. She was nine months pregnant, unbuckled her seat belt, crawled up the whole thing to flag down help. Nothing about labor or anything.

Just this morning my wife was coming back from home at regular speed, kid went whooshing by and veered onto the sidewalk up ahead, knocking a lady from the bus stop into the busy street. The paramedics were already there by when she got to the accident, looking like they were hopeless.

You might drive slow, but much of the time it just takes one of the two sides to mess it up.

I always wear the belt.



How to Catch a Wild Pig

July 4, 2010

Posted on another forum was an article about how to catch wild pigs, and the lesson for the unwary who rush to enjoy the “largesse” of big government spenders…

John Kass: Tale of catching wild pigs is a lesson on Independence Day –


Where to cut spending? Let me list the ways..

July 4, 2010


First number one priority, the entire Education Department. Anybody in there that’s good, we need them teaching real stuff to real kids.

It was audited during the Clinton Administration. The audit firm quit in disgust when they found that the department could not account for 12 BILLION dollars. It does nothing to educate kids. Private concerns can do a way better job of helping local school systems in any way you can conceive that the imperial federal presidency could do.

The trick is to keep the accountability close to the parents. None better to see what you do to their kids. Give the poor parents vouchers and see if you get better results.

Oh wait! It’s been done! And it’s a rip-roaring success where it’s been tried, like Minneapolis!

And then move to make available tax deductions instead of vouchers for primary education, and see what happens. The control freaks are horrified at the idea, because they KNOW that the education levels will skyrocket and then the common folks will be on to their control schemes.


US soldiers are stationed in more than one hundred countries abroad. Bring them home and you don’t have a deficit. GE has closed huge plants within a month after the last unit shipped for a war-based military order. After WWII the country did no slump, it went into probably the most prosperous decade of the 20th century.


..and start printing the money at Treasury instead. That way we don’t owe a bunch of rich bankers a dollar for which they spent a penny or two to make. Start replacing the paper dollars with silver certificates too. That you can get real silver for.  Then it’s real money. If they start using the silver instead, no sweat, the silver weight in a coin is what counts. Silver gets more valuable, less valuable, no sweat, no way it can do that as bad as the fake money we are using!


At least cut out all subsidies to corporations, and start letting the states handle their own commercial needs. Oh, poor national countries have too many tax districts to deal with? State laws?  I’m all for that, it helps balance the big bad bloated corporate advantage, but not by much really.


Jobless benefits create jobs?! What!?

July 3, 2010

Yeah, Speaker Nancy Pelosi actually said it!

They create jobs like, oh, say, cannibalism feeds people!

If the “logic” is that jobless benefits create jobs, then just cut out the middleman and reduce the taxes on the guy you’re gutting to pay out the benefits! That way there will be money for the unemployed to actually work!

–Provoking your think circuits,