Saturday, August 13, 2005

SOCIAL SECURITY: (This is worth reading. It is short and to the point)

Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years. Our Senators and Congresswomen do not pay into Social Security and, of course, they do not collect from it. You see, Social Security benefits were not suitable for persons of their rare elevation in society. They felt they should have a special plan for themselves. So, many years ago they voted in their own benefit plan . In more recent years, no congress person has felt the need to change it. After all, it is a great plan. For all practical purposes their plan works like this: When they retire, they continue to draw the same pay until they die. Except it may increase from time to time for cost of living adjustments.

This is calculated on an average life span for each of those two Dignitaries For example, Senator Byrd and Congressman White and their wives may expect to draw $7,800,000.00 (that's Seven Million, Eight-Hundred Thousand Dollars), with their wives drawing $275,000.00 during the last years of their lives. Younger Dignitaries who retire at an early age, will receive much more during the rest of their lives. Their cost for this excellent plan is $0.00. NADA...ZILCH...

This little perk they voted for themselves is free to them. You and I pick up the tab for this plan. The funds for this fine retirement plan come directly from the General Funds; "OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK"!

From our own Social Security Plan, which you and I pay (or have paid) into,-every payday until we retire (which amount is matched by our employer)-we can expect to get an average of $1,000 per month after retirement. Or, in other words, we would have to collect our average of $1,000 monthly benefits for 68 years and one (1) month to equal Senator! Bill Bradley's benefits! Social Security could be very good if only one small change were made. That change would be to: Jerk the Golden Fleece Retirement Plan from under the Senators and Congressmen. Put them into the Social Security plan with the rest of us . then sit back.... and watch how fast they would fix it.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

345 horsepower BBQ pit

345 horsepower, 5.7 liter Hemi V-8 engine powered barbecue pit.
V8 bbq

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Can you say diarrhea?

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What will they tattoo next?

Tongue tattoo
Tongue tattoos.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

The dreaded Uh Oh Notice

I seem to be having some technical dificulties with this blog and the photo storage space.   So, if I don’t post for a while, that’s why.  I’ll work on this as I get the time.

Jon

Lost in space - The White House disaster scenarios

Apollo11_04From Apollo to Discovery, the President always prepared for the worst.  Believe it or not there was a plan in place for aerospace disasters.  The Smoking Gun has the memos on it’s website. 
Here is text from one such memo that President Nixon was prepared to give in the event of a disaster  during the flight of Apollo 11:

In the event of moon disaster:  “Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace.  These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery.  But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice.
These two men are laying down their lives in mankind’s most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding…… For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind.”

…..At the when NASA ends communications with the men:  A clergyman should adopt the same procedure as a burial at sea, commending their souls to “the deepest of the deep” concluding with the Lord’s Prayer.

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Unknown Piano Man's identity may never be known

Pianoman London - Doctors fear that the identity of a mysterious mute pianist found wandering on an English beach in April may never be known.

"There is no obvious lead," an official at a hospital in, Kent, south-east England, told The Independent on Monday.

"Given the enormous amount of publicity about Piano Man, we think it surprising that no one has come forward. It is possible his family lead an isolated existence and have not seen the stories, but we have to prepare ourselves for the fact that we may never know who he is."

Complete story here.

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Do you live in a polluted environment such as Los Angeles? If so, you've probably experienced the heartbreak of data transfer slow-down. WiFi Speed Spray can overcome the effects of pollution, increase fidelity, and provide you with the fastest wireless data transfer possible. Approved by the FCC, and 802.11b compliant! Compatible with Windows and most versions of Linux.

It's a scientific fact. Radio waves become sluggish under a variety of common environmental conditions. Besides air pollution, radio waves slow down in noisy environments, at night, and in "high emission" areas such as computer rooms, offices that use fluorescent lighting, and even in the kitchen (those pesky microwave ovens are to blame!).

 WiFi Speed Spray is designed to eliminate these harsh conditions selectively. Only the radio wave path is affected. There are no side-effects*.

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Monday, August 08, 2005

How to put out a light

Bullet thru boubTry using a gun.  Some pretty incredible high speed photos.

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Smile!

Candid camera

Titty twister fined and sentenced

Snow monkeys GOLD HILL, Ore. - A 15-year-old boy who pinched and twisted the nipples of a 13-year-old has been sentenced to three days of community service for harassment.
David Thumler, 15, said the "titty-twister" was just horseplay. The mother of 13-year-old Matthew Cox counters that the incident was humiliating for her son, who saw it as an assault from an older, bigger bully.
"They're not friends," she said. "If he was my son's friend, it would be a different thing," said Bobby Cox.
In addition to the community service, Thumler has been ordered to pay a $67 fine and the misdemeanor has been placed on his permanent record. He can request to have it removed when he turns 18.  

 Complete story.

 

Yummy! - Smart food

Porkbrains

What kind of animal is a pork? 

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