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Monday, October 31, 2011

Cat took a bite out of the Vet and sent the Vet to Doctor.

Bite MagazineImage by ◄regelzam0ra► via FlickrMy sons cat took a bite out of the Vet.  The bite was bad enough that the Vet had to be seen at the Hospital by a Doctor.

I have sympathy for the Vet but I can't help being proud of the cat.
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Josh's cat jumped out of the second story window.

Detail of the head of a she-cat (Felis silvest...Image via WikipediaJosh's cat jumped out the window of their second story apartment.  The cat is never allowed outside and is a pure house cat only.  They found it outside hiding in a basement window well and fortunately it seemed fine.
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I am watching Jet Li in The One on netflix.

Jet Li - Annual Meeting of the New Champions T...Image by World Economic Forum via FlickrThe One is a good science fiction flick.  I had never heard of it until Josh and Tony mentioned it to me and said I had to watch it.
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Is Aaron Rodgers getting married soon?

Aaron Rodgers 2011-8Image by elviskennedy via Flickr I have heard rumors that Aaron Rodgers is getting married very soon.  Does anyone know if this is true?
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Obama was on the tonight show.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Jose...Image via WikipediaObama seemed a little tired and used the word look a lot but he did pretty good as usual.  It is great to have a president that can handle anything Jay Leno comes up with.  Obviously Jay is not going to be that difficult with the president but he still tries to open up verbal trap doors for the president to fall through.  Obama easily skipped around any pitfalls and scored points with the audience and country.  My bet is that his approval rating will improve with this performance.

He should gracefully drop Joe Biden as Vice-President somehow and get Hillary Clinton as his running mate at the last minute.  This would improve his chances of re-election.
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I stopped using Nasonex and the pain seems to go away.

The head pains I was experiencing seem to be diminishing after I stopped taking Nasonex for one day.  It may just be coincidence but the pain seems to be much less.  My Doctor didn't think the Nasonex could cause the pain I had and Nasonex did help with my sore throat.  I am just glad that I can now chew on the left side again without hell fire erupting in my jaw.  I may not need anything right now because the allergy season is basically over.
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Monday, October 24, 2011

What is the secret to a happy family life?

Sennheiser HD555 HeadphonesImage via WikipediaI have finally discovered the secret to happiness after many grueling years.  If you want to be happy just get a good pair of headphones.  It solves almost any problem.

Also, a safe response to almost any question is "I don't know".  You can vary your intonation of voice when saying this to deal with an extended conversation if needed.

Most problems are self-resolving so the above two methods will save a lot of time by eliminating unneeded effort.  You can then concentrate on taking care of real problems.
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U.S. credit rating may be downgraded again.

Protestors at the Philadelphia Tea Party on Ap...Image via WikipediaI saw an article that said the U.S. credit rating may be downgraded again.  The Tea Party politicians should wake up and take care of the country's business instead of being political extremists.  People who vote for the Tea Party shouldn't complain when the economy is flushed down the crapper the rest of the way.

I don't believe that the liberals in the Democratic Party are the answer either.  We need politicians who will at least talk to each other for the purpose of solving problems.  Maybe that is too much to ask for.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pain to teeth, jaw and head is irritating.

Nasonex 50ugImage by Atsi via Flickr  I am having constant pain in my teeth, jaws and head.  I am beginning to suspect that the oral surgeons diagnosis is wrong and that the pain may have something to do with the Nasonex spray I started taking a few months ago.  The problem is that I constantly cough without the Nasonex.  I am trying to decide if the cough or the pain is worse.  I may try an experiment of temporarily stopping the Nasonex to see if the pain goes away.
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Pirates of the Caribbean movie is a great relaxer.

Johnny Depp at the Pirates of the Caribbean: D...Image via WikipediaI like to watch the movie Pirates of the Caribbean over and over again when I am trying to get to sleep or doing another activity at the same time.  I find it to be a very relaxing movie that makes me feel good.  Depp is an excellent actor and I try to watch all of his movies if I have time.
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Obama is correct to pull troops out of Iraq.

WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 01:  US President Barack...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeThe soldiers in Iraq did a good job but it is time to bring them home now.  The initial reasons for invading Iraq by the second President Bush were insufficient to justify an invasion at that time.  The first President Bush should have finished the job during the earlier gulf war and invaded Iraq then while the whole world was on our side and the justification was obvious.  Saddam Hussein would not have been able to kill our local allies and torture people in Iraq if we would have taken him out right then.

We should try to keep Iraq stable at this time to avoid the loss of more lives or the establishment of a new terrorist state.  Unfortunately its difficult to stabilize a  country without a military force in the country and we will never have the will power to re-invade Iraq if things go sour after we leave.  I don't know of a good solution to the situation but I do know that its not worth the lives of any more U.S. soldiers to stay in Iraq at this time.  Hopefully the people of Iraq will take care of their own problems internally and not threaten anyone outside their borders for the foreseeable future.

I suspect the current situation in Iraq is only a short term solution and that there will be more problems in the years to come but a short term solution is better than no solution at all.  The deaths of U.S. soldiers is not going to improve the situation in Iraq so Obama is doing the right thing at the right time.

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I hope the Packers win against the Vikings today.

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 15: Quarterback Aaron...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeI do have some sympathy for the Vikings.  They have had their share of problems (Dome caved in, Poor Quarterback, etc).  I don't want to jinx the Packers but they should have a win today because the Vikings have just not been playing that well.
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Wauwatosa, WI is starting to be a rough place to live.

Traffic lights can have several additional lig...Image via WikipediaI was stopped at a stop light in Wauwatosa with my windows down at night.  Definite mistake.  A car with four creeps stopped next to me and made several sexually offensive and negative religious comments about me.  I suspect that they may have actually done something violent to me if I would have responded to the provocation.

A similar situation happened before while I was walking on the sidewalk in Wauwatosa at night so this is not a completely isolated incident.  Don't these people have anything better to do?  It's time to get the hell out of Wauwatosa because it is definitely not a good place to live and certainly not worth the tax rate of Wauwatosa.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sweepstakes offerings are weak right now.

International Money Pile in Cash and CoinsImage by via FlickrI like to enter sweepstakes for fun and I have even won a few things. The current offerings for sweepstakes are just not as good as they used to be.  I believe that Hostess used to have a million dollar Halloween sweeps but this year they only have a lowly prize.  It is very easy to measure the current economic outlook by looking at the sweeps that companies are offering.  The only exception is Publishers Clearing House which is offering a bigger than usual mega prize so they must be doing well.
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Josh now trains other workers.

The Milwaukee Journal-SentinelImage by jimmywayne via FlickrJosh has started training other workers on his night shift job at the Journal.  It would be great if he was able to get another job at the Journal with benefits or obtain a good job someplace else.  The Journal does not seem to have a lot of new job openings but he is keeping an eye on their job application site.  I think he intends to always keep the part time Journal job as a back up even if he gets a more substantial full time job.  The Journal has a very flexible work schedule so they would accommodate another job by altering his schedule as long as it fit their requirements. He started working at the Journal when he was 16 so he has the potential to put in more than 40 years at that company if he continues to work there.

He has applied at the museum for a part time job that would suit him well.  He has a number of possibilities for full time jobs but no firm offers yet.
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Herman Cain seems to be modifying 9-9-9

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03:  Republican preside...Image by Getty Images via @daylife Herman Cain seems to be modifying his 9-9-9 plan.  The original plan was obviously a massive tax increase on the middle and lower classes.  Even the Tea Party people would eventually have figured that out and voted for someone else.  I would not vote for Herman Cain because he does not seem to have the over all capabilities required of a President and of course he is one of those misguided Republicans.  Mitt Romney would appear to be the best choice if the Republicans want to win back the Presidency.

If Romney did manage to win he would be greatly hampered in his policy decisions by the frighteningly ignorant Tea Party wing of the Republican party.  Romney had some excellent ideas regarding health care when he was a governor but he would never be able to do anything reasonable in the current political climate.  I sympathize with some Tea Party social policy ideas but they would destroy what is left of this country if they ever achieved unchecked power.  It is simply not sensible to take extreme positions and not negotiate with the other political party.  The Tea Party appears to me to be unreasonable in their economic views and immoral on health care for people who need help.

It is wrong not to help a person requiring health care if they are in need.  I would be willing to bet that most Tea Party members would help someone if they saw the situation first hand but we live in a society with obligations to its citizens and we are morally obligated to support the government when it takes care of people in need.  Maybe if Herman Cain used all his new projected tax revenues to support a sensible health care policy, he might be worth a second look.
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ann hit a deer with her car but she is OK.

White-tailed deer in Toronto, CanadaImage via WikipediaMy niece Ann hit a deer with her car but she did not get hurt.  She is trapped in the car right now but the emergency services are coming to get her.  She does not seem to be hurt in any way but the doors will not open.
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Coffee and Chocolate are going extinct!

Starbucks Shinbashi YMImage via WikipediaStarbucks is hedging its bets by investigating juice and other options.  Some news outlets are already calling this plan B.  Lets all pray it doesn't come to that.  It is difficult to deny the obvious reality of God after tasting coffee and chocolate.  Only man would be sinful enough to destroy both coffee and chocolate at the same time.  Maybe global warming destroying these crops permanently is God's judgement on modern humanity.
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The world is running out of coffee and chocolate?

A photo of a cup of coffee.Image via WikipediaI just heard on TV that the world is running out of coffee and chocolate.  Please tell me that this is not true.  I don't think I could handle anything that bad.  ABC news just quoted some corporate executive about this dire situation so I don't know how bad it is yet.
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Dell's tablets

androidImage by Saad Irfan via FlickrDell's tablet choices are not the best.

The Inspiron Duo is alright but its tablet mode is proprietary. If Dell would have run the tablet mode on the latest version of Android they would have a killer machine.

The Streak 7 is not bad but it is too high priced when compared to the new Kindle Fire.
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Herman Cain's policy choices

Lincoln on U.S. one centImage via WikipediaI have been briefly reading and listening to Herman Cain's 9-9-9 policy ideas.  Basically this plan seems to transfer the tax burden off of the rich and transfer it onto the poor.  It may be good for some large companies but it is definitely bad for any regular person that just wants to live.  Elderly people and anyone on a fixed income would be especially hard hit.  I am surprised that anyone can seriously consider him as a candidate if they understand what his plan would mean for our country.  Even the tea party can't be stupid enough to elect anyone with these type of economic views.

I am in favor of policies that are good for business and create jobs.  The 9-9-9 policy may create a few jobs in some third world countries and may help a few wealthy Americans get more stock value but at the cost of making the average american a lot poorer.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Kindle library books

FireImage by JelleS via FlickrI have been getting Kindle library book loans.  The selection is still limited but it will only get better.  The convenience of never going to a physical library is great.  There are also a huge number of older books for the kindle that are completely free which can be obtained from Amazon site links.  Free reading material is very useful for me because I find it relaxing and my money is rather limited.  Even most Kindle books bought on Amazon are significantly cheaper than buying hard copy books.
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Sony PSP Vita looks interesting.

PlayStation Portable's logoImage via WikipediaThe new Sony PSP Vita looks interesting.  Tony and Josh each have the old PSP 3000 but one has broken and the other one is now starting to show its age.  The PSP Vita offers a lot more capabilities than the old system which means that it naturally has a higher cost.  I can not figure out what exact model memory stick is required for the PSP Vita because even Amazon did not list it clearly yet.  I would love to get it for them but it is just not in the budget this year.
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Blogger dynamic view now available.

abstract art [comp;00111].oil on canves . 45x5...Image via WikipediaBlogger has a new dynamic viewing system available. I thing it really improves the blog.
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sagan was a Pagan.

Part of Image:Planetary society.jpg Original c...Image via WikipediaCarl Sagan was mistaken in his view of the Cosmos.  One example of this is when he said that two amateurs were not qualified to determine the rotational direction of Venus and that this type of work should be left to professional astronomers who would not make obvious errors.  It happened to turn out that the amateurs were right and Carl was wrong if my memory is correct.

I had a class in college called simply "Cosmos" which was good for three technical credits and I needed it to graduate.  I found it quite enjoyable even though Mr. Sagan had such an obvious prideful bias in his videos regarding many things.

The Professor of this class asked me the question "Is evolution a fact, theory or hypothesis?"  I said evolution is currently a hypothesis because the experiment of creating life from inanimate matter can't be duplicated or observed.  Because the Physics Professor was quite bright, he immediately agreed with me rather than Sagan.  This made my entire day at the time and it still brings a smile to my face on occasion.

I am looking forward to this new Cosmos Sequel that is being made.
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Kindle for PC application.

I have the free Kindle for PC application on my computer so I can get Kindle books for it.  It is not as good as the Kindle Fire but its free since I already own a computer.

Missing Josh was found.

Josh left his phone at home so no one could call him all of yesterday.  At least he wasn't mangled up after some horrible accident but it would be nice if he had a little more concern for  his mothers feelings.  My concern for Josh was somewhat less because he is a born again baptized Christian and even if he was dead I would be able to see him again in heaven to tell him what an ass he was while he was alive.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

We are becoming slightly concerned about Josh.  We can't get hold of him and it has been all day.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Steve Jobs shows off iPhone 4 at the 2010 Worl...Image via WikipediaI respect the work that Steve Jobs did during his life.  I hope his company continues in his legacy of innovation and success.  Even great people like Steve Jobs must die eventually.  He died too young.  We should all try to make peace with God before we die because we never know how short life will be.

I am not a good example of what a Christian should be but I try to keep things straight with Jesus.  Life is very short and it is worth our effort to have a plan for the afterlife.  Very few people will remember what Steve Jobs did during his life a thousand years from now.  I hope that Steve finds an eternal place in heaven because that is really all that matters in the long run.
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