Sunday, February 22, 2015

Repost - I Wish They Were Doing This When I Was Young.

Speed is about 120, nominal down angle 15 degrees, about the average ranch house roof angle.

If you want to fly, here are some good guidelines to make the experience a lot safer.  Lots more Jokke Sommer on youtube.
If you can't find it, comment and I'll put some links in.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Flowers on the Sun

Click the picture to go to the APOD site and eliminate another potential job for an evil ISIS vermin POS. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

I Hate Tax Time

Honestly, having to file taxes is a genuine pain, and adds insult to injury.  The government is going to take what it wants.  We need a tax system that does not involve filing or refunds.  Given the mutli-billions stolen from the IRS (given away by the IRS) via the refunds system to criminals and illegals and people in other countries even, it is time to abandon the refund system.  We won't of course.

Update:  A Pic for AOW. Our tortoise shell calico - Hootie.  Browns, black, light brown, reds, light green eyes.

She was an orphan kitten who found us.  She hopped onto the front porch and asked If I'd make her a sandwich.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Free College Right Now for Everyone

Everyone knows that when the government guarantees student loans, colleges raise tuition.  It's simple.

Now because of the half-white, half-moslem in the white house and his income-driven repayment plans, anyone still breathing will now go to college.  Many of those kids will get as much out of college as they did from the first 12 years of public school and will graduate with enough cred to work at McDonalds.  Because they're working in fast food or some other minimum wage job-if any job at all, their loan repayment minimum will be about 5 cents a month.  Free College. Eventually, I predict that loan amount will be completely forgiven lest the government be seen as "big meanies".

We've only been at this a year or two? and already the program has sucked 22 Billion (unexpectedly-lol) from people who are paying a net positive amount in federal income tax.

From the LINK...

In budget-speak, the Department of Education summary said: "The 2015 amount includes a net upward reestimate of $21.8 billion, primarily related to revised interest rates and increased participation in income-driven repayment plans." 

In other words, swelling enrollment due to looser loan rules is driving up costs -- a lot.

Gee, I wonder how much was "rise in interest rates" and how much was  "Increased participation in income-driven repayment plans".  Believe me even stupid morons can smell free money well enough to make a plan like this look like a Great White in a swimming pool full of quadriplegics with water wings.

Well, it will go like this. Some people will go to university fully intending to learn and earn.  And they will because Loser simply isn't in their DNA.  This program will make it harder for them because they'll be surrounded by Losers who have as much chance at a professional career as Bruce Jenner does at looking attractive before or after his sex change.

Colleges aren't going to turn anyone away because Free Money.  Nor will they fail anyone or expel them except in cases where someone says something negative about a moslem, black person, or homosexual, the most heinous of crime in the current day.

When will we hear the phrase No College Student left Behind.  It won't be long.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Random Thoughts

Have you read that smart TV’s with voice recognition record any conversations within earshot and send them off to ‘third parties’. SO close to 1984.  Have you noticed the kids don't care about this?

Have you noticed the kids think the current world environment is the best ever ?

Can you believe people would actually pay Time Warner, as an example, 40 bucks a month to put their home access on the Internet ?  Lol.

Did you read where cars with GM On Star can be hacked and taken over?

If we're in an alternate universe, who is now in ours and what are they doing with our stuff?

If Wisconsin's drug testing for public assistance law passes, can you imagine what it will be like to try to get a burger at a fast food restaurant and live through the experience ?  Would you eat the burger?

Given that islam has nothing in common with a civilized society, let alone an American society, why are we trying to help them gain power in America ? 

Why does obama have an approval rating over 1% when everything he does is counter to American culture and civilized culture and everything he says is total bullshit.

You realize cats and dogs are working at a feverish pace to save mankind ?

Is there anything new under the sun?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

1971 - So What's Changed ?

Rockets, moon shots
Spend it on the have nots
Money, we make it
'Fore we see it you take it

Oh, make me wanna holler
The way they do my life
Make me wanna holler
Way they do my life

This ain't livin', this ain't livin'
No, no, baby, this ain't livin'
No, no, no, no, no

Inflation, no chance
To increase finance
Bills piled up sky high
Send that boy off to die (Vietnam)

Oh, make me wanna holler
The way they do my life
Oh, make me wanna holler
The way they do my life

Hang ups, let downs
Bad breaks, set backs
Natural fact is, oh honey that
I can't pay my taxes

Oh, make me wanna holler
Throw up both my hands
Yeah, it makes me wanna holler
Throw up both my hands

Crime is increasing
Trigger happy policing
Panic is spreading
God knows where we're heading

Oh, make me wanna holler
Throw up both my hands
Yeah, it makes me wanna holler
Throw up both my hands

Mother, mother
Everybody thinks we're wrong
Who are they to judge us
Simply cause we wear our hair long

Well, It's gotten a lot worse as anyone who reads this blog is aware so I won't bore you with details.

Here's the tune, one of the best ever.

Due to popular demand, I have included Marvin's What's Goin On

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Wow. Just Wow.

Hubble creates an image of the Andromeda galaxy that is so high quality as to reveal each individual star in the galaxy.

Andromeda is 20 million light years away. One light year = 5.8 Trillion miles.

We can only hope there are no democrats or moslems there because in x billions of years, Andromeda will be merging with our galaxy.

Talk amongst yourselves.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Things I've Learned

It's all Bullshit

If it's not coming from friends, family, or sometimes coworkers who are afraid to lie to you because it might come back to haunt them, It Is All Bullshit.

All you need to know.  It's Bullshit. All of It.

Get some Critical Thinking Skills if you don't already have them.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Possible Longer Term Investment Opportunity

This is the Gold Bugs Index (HUI) going back to 2002.  (Chart courtesy of Jeff Saut, Chief Investment Strategist at Raymond James) As seen in the chart and relative to Stock Chart Technical Analysis, a favorable risk to reward situation exists by going long the gold and/or gold miners.

Here is an audio version of the picture.

The best way to do that would be by buying either the GDX (Senior Miners basket) or GDXJ (Junior Miners basket) or GLD (Physical Gold) ETF.

The reason that risk to reward is favorable is because back around 2002 - 2003, the gold miners had a tough time getting above the Resistance level illustrated by the blue line.  Once above that level, the miners (and gold itself) enjoyed a healthy rally that lasted until late 2008, when the wheels fell off and the miners sold off to the point of kissing the prior resistance/support line before resuming the rally.  This was a great risk to reward level to buy because as long as the index stayed above the blue line, all was well.  If it falls below that line, you could sell reasonably close to your buy price and wait for further developments.

Once again, in 2014-2015 we are in the same situation.  The index has fallen back to the prior resistance line - Now classified as a Support level because this level was bought the last time, so buying now and holding as long as the index stays above the blue line may offer the same type of reward as seen from late 2008 through 2012.  Again favorable risk to reward means that if you were to buy into gold (GLD) or the miners (GDX, GDXJ) you could hold and ignore all the daily noise only selling if the HUI index falls below the blue line level.  Or more literally, buy at this level = 186-ish, and sell if this level doesn't hold -  risk of losing around 10%. If the level does hold, then within a couple years, you could reasonably expect the index to return to the 500+ level, or a 5 times gain (500%).

There really isn't anything else to say.  Only pay attention to the blue line level.  You can watch it here  Personally, I'd punt if this index falls below 148-ish.  Also be aware that if it does fall this far there will be a massive downdraft as trader types rush to the exits so it will be wise to be fast on your feet to hit the sell button on whatever gold related vehicle you're using.  ie. Start getting antsy around 150.

The important thing is to have fun and never risk more than you're willing to lose.

Update:  Now you can protect your profits and retain more of them if the trend reverses.
For example, say you bought GDX (Senior Gold Miners Basket) to play this game.  Now you can put a mental stop out if the GDX falls below say 21 (today's level).  In other words, you can start watching the trendline support instead of the last resort HUI support level.
Just bring up a chart of what you bought (GDX, GDXJ, GLD) and draw a line below the bottom of the upwardly mobile candlesticks and sell if the price falls below That line.  You'll at least end up with some jingle in your jeans if it all goes South.  Based on today, that price level would be about 21 bucks.  If the trend stays in place, just keep extending the line and keep the mental note to sell if it falls below and re-evaluate afterwards, smiling as you pocket some money and become one of those fabled "Profit takers".

Chart from

Wednesday, January 7, 2015