And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wow! The Sistene Chapel restored to its original glory. An interactive virtual tour that doesn't require a trip to Italy.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Here is the size and scale of the infamous Blowout Preventer ( BOP) that sits on the bottom of the seafloor above the well head. A little bigger than I pictured it. Too bad the one at the Mississippi Canyon well malfunctioned.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
In honor of all you test taking students out there, here is a little collection of great answers to tough questions.
Pictures from the red planet, Mars. Rover tracks stretch across a bleak Martian landscape. Familiar, yet entirely alien at the same time.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Possible major change for the worst in the flow of oil out of the sea floor in the Gulf of Mexico. At the link it appears that a blowout of oil through the sea floor has occurred. This news must be confirmed, but it does not look good.
Mill Creek web camera shows unseasonable snow on the high desert. The cottonwoods are already beginning to leaf out, but that old man winter just won't go away.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Funny but not safe for work or kids. Good very good way to start the weekend.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Fascinating insider discussion over at the Oil Drum on the blowout disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Good stuff.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Some spot on commentary on how everything that is going wrong with this administration is in fact George Bush's fault.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
It isn't often that there is a "must read" here at The Timewaster, but this is a must read. Hie thee forth and learn.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Somali spokesman: "Russian soldiers stormed the ship, then executed all our men." Well boo freakin hoo. Looks like at least one country has the balls to do what needs to be done with these scum. They will leave the Russian ships alone from now on.
Please click this to enlarge, and then consider the implications. Fiat currency always goes to zero given enough time, and here we see just how far things have come with the dollar.
Now, to look at the decline in the value of a dollar in another way, know that up to 1964 silver coins in the US actually contained 90% silver. Thereafter, little or none. In 1964, the cost of a gallon of gas was something like 45 cents.
Now the price of that gallon of gas is about 3 dollars, give or take a few cents either way. However, if you took 45 cents of silver coins from 1964 or before (check behind those seat cushions!), melted them down and ignored the cost of the melt, you would have a small bar of raw silver ...... and that bar would still be worth enough to by a gallon of gas today!
With these two illustrations, I hope you can understand the reason why people buy silver and gold today. It protects the buying power of your money. It's insurance. This exercise should also make you wonder whether the country ought to go back on the gold standard.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
The new Obama nation:
Senior citizens told they can't pray before meals.
Assisted suicide, then organ harvest. Now, with socialized medicine, we will be seeing much more of this here, along with all the moral questions that go with it. The comments here are very good.
After which a young Barry Obama departs his native Kenya to fulfill his life's mission in America.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Until January 2009, federal authorities in Arizona refused to prosecute Mexican marijuana smugglers who were arrested with 500 pounds or less of pot. Un-freaking-believable.
In the Progressive heaven that is Venezuela, they import almost all of their food, and the inflation rate is up to 30% per year. So what is the Ultimate Leader's solution? Form an import/export company to break the power of the private sector. Genius, but if we keep electing these types here, this will be our future as well.
The Hard Hat Riot. You've never heard of it, but it was the original Tea Party. This illustrates that Liberals/Democrats/Progressives just really never learn.
Friday, May 7, 2010
This is the idiocy that happens when the Democrats/Liberals/Progressives encourage separatism in our own country. It's the old "divide and conquer" technique aimed at getting the votes of the different minority groups, but at the cost of this kind of division. Ask yourself what happens when these kids grow up and have to live and compete together as adults? Ain't gonna be pretty.
The Lord Jesus Christ is hit by a car while crossing the street without looking first. Too bad their isn't a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ in this article. Anyone want to Google this guy?
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Read this, and you will never look at the world the same again.
JPMorgan official body slams congress in an internal email. Juicy reading to be sure, but anyone who saw the borderline retard Carl Levin in action during the hearings would have to agree with this assessment.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Faizal Shahzad, failed car bomber, was:
A recently naturalized citizen under the Obama administration's liberalized immigration policy, where all countries are treated alike.
A registered Democrat (not a tea party person mad about Obamacare .... apologize Bloomberg!)
Placed on the "do not fly" list by Homeland Security just before he tried to fly to Dubai, which allowed authorities to drag him off the plane just before it took off .... good job Homeland Security!
Darn right it was reasonable force! No one knows what the fan was up to when he ran onto the field. Security could not know if he had a weapon, was on drugs, or whether he was deranged. Plus, if fools like this know they are going to get tazed, it will make them think twice before hopping the fence and running amok just so their pals can see them on TV. I say, taze them all once they get on the field! This stuff will stop instantly, because goofs like this aren't only stupid, they are also pansy's who couldn't possibly face up to a little electric punishment.
British sniper sets new distance record ..... twice in two shots! Two Taliban dead from a mile and a half away. This marksman had to aim six feet high and 20 inches to the left just to adjust for the spin of the bullet!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Nevada County man finds nine pound gold nugget on his property. There is still plenty of it out there, if you can find it.
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