Monthly Archives: January 2009

Cows With Guns

Sit back and enjoy a little bovine humor.

Cows With Guns

September 20, 2008this is the ownage video called cows with guns

Lyrics below the fold.

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BBC Glimpse at ‘top-secret’ phone

If you think your phone is the hottest thing out, think again.

The Brits have the latest and greatest here.  Top secret too.  For the moment.

BBC Glimpse at ‘top secret’ phone.  Video.

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Newsbeat Odd Box January 29, 2009

Toilet trained parrot – it’s Odd Box at BBC.   Dominic Byrne brings us the hit parade of weirdness for the week on January 29, 2009.  BBC Newsbeat Odd Box January 29, 2009 video.

Auctioneering

  • Parrot makes doodies on the toilet and caps it with tea
  • Little Lil hen with big eggs
  • NYC hotel room doubles as storefront window
  • Invigorating 4 degree C swimming
  • University Challenge
  • Ice golf
  • Caution!  Zombies ! Ahead!!!  Run for cold climates.  The end is near!  College kids at the University of Texas digitally hijack road signs
  • Israel’s first super sized girl band.
  • Handcuffed criminals snagged by light pole in New Zealand.

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Fresh Prince Of Pennsylvania Avenue Cranks Up The Free Heat


“Fresh”
Image courtesy of Bloop via http://b3ta.com/users/profile.php?id=50827.

Well, well, well.  Look who has arrived and moved into the White House.  Nope, not from Bel Air, but from Chicago.  And prior to that, Boston and New York.   And from wee long ago, Hawaii.

You can take the dude out of Hawaii, but you can’t take the Hawaii out of the dude.

So insinuates David Axelrod in the NY Times,

“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

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Private Health Information Will Become Shared Under Stimulus Bill

Economic Stimulus Bill Mandates Electronic Health Records for Every Citizen without Opt-out or Patient Consent Provisions at Institute For Health Freedom provides some very interesting tidbits on what will become of your private health information, once the new President and cronies pass a bill allowing it to become a shared commodity across the country.

Let’s take a look at the problem.  The Stimulus Bill specifies amongst the following.

  • “The utilization of an electronic health record for each person in the United States by 2014.”
  • “The National Coordinator shall perform the duties…consistent with the development of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure that allows for the electronic use and exchange of information and that…facilitates health and clinical research…”

The result.

  1. “…the economic stimulus bill mandates electronic health records for every citizen without providing for opt-out or patient consent provisions.
  2. “…records could be shared—without their consent—with over 600,000 covered entities through the forthcoming nationally linked electronic health-records network…”

Yikes!

Even though there are federal privacy rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), some personal information can already be disclosed without patient consent.

With the utter lack of judgment the current Democratic administration and houses of government have shown thus far, it would not be surprising to see personal information disseminated beyond intended recipients, as either intended or unintended consequences.  Much like the current problems in the banking and credit card industry, with personal information falling into the wrong hands.

Warning.  The following images may be too graphic for tender minds.

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New Michelin Airless Tires

Check out these new airless tires from Michelin.  They have been working on this prototype for some time.  See them in action on the video.  See more images here and Michelin heavy duty use video here.


Image courtesy of www.fastcoolcars.com at http://www.fastcoolcars.com/airless-tires.htm

Tweel from Michelin

  • maintenance-free
  • easy mounting and dismounting 
  • puncture-proof
  • longer wear resistance
  • better distribution of pavement stress
  • simplified manufacturing process
  • reusable base structure for retreading
  • improved shock and road hazard resistance

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Stimulus Bill 101 Explained

Email in circulation.

The world can be so complex at times.  A joy to have things explained so simply.

Stimulus Payment Info.

This year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus Payment. This is a very exciting new program that I will explain using the Q and A format:

Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?
A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

Q. Where will the government get this money?
A. From taxpayers and loans from China.

Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?
A. Only a smidgen.

Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.

Q. But isn’t that stimulating the economy of China ?
A. Shut up.

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Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the US economy by spending your stimulus check wisely:

If you spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China .
If you spend it on gasoline it will go to the Arabs.
If you purchase a computer it will go to India .
If you purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala (unless you buy U.S. organic).
If you buy a car it will go to Japan .
If you purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan .

And none of it will help the American economy.

We need to keep that money here in America . You can keep the money in America by spending it at yard sales, going to a baseball game, or spend it on prostitutes, beer and wine (domestic ONLY), or tattoos, since those are the only businesses still in the US.