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For a 3 year old, everything is an adventure. When your Dad works for Dreamworks and does home videos, those adventures really come alive. You’ll enjoy this. :smile:

or so warns Dr. Charles Murray here (watch the video). And those who shout ‘capitalism’ the loudest are in reality often proponents of crony capitalism.

He said:

The American people look at the way that people make zillions of bucks because they can get the regulations written the way they want to, because they get the government to support their technology. They see that going on. Plus the crony capitalism.

And the number of these capitalists who are enthusiastically in favor of real competition is depressingly small.

The game actually IS rigged, but the question is what are we going to do about it? Are we going to write MORE rules and regulations that will only rig the game even further or free up the system so that smaller people can actually compete?

For those that have not, I highly suggest you read Dr. Murray’s book ‘Coming Apart‘.

Shocking. I mean shocking because they needed to do a poll for this. Seems that 81% of the people polled say Obama is a liar. You can guess who the other 19% are since anyone with a brain already knew about Obama lying. Shocking, I tell you.

That is what many reservoirs are used for…..swimming. So a guy pees thru the fence near a reservoir of TREATED water. I never knew that reservoirs were treated first. Why in the hell would you do that? So you have a big pool of treated water, waiting to be used. In the meantime, rainwater (untreated) puts all types of pollutant particles in that reservoir. Fish, amphibians, birds and reptiles are using that water. In all my fishing and scuba diving experience, I have yet to see any type of aquatic toilet facility for said species. On top of that, any run off will go into the reservoir. The species named above ingest all manner of contaminates; chemical, natural, human, biological. So what’s the problem.

Do this mathematically. A guy has a 6 pack of beer. He drains the monster (we’ll say he expels the complete content intake=72 ounces) directly into the 50 MILLION gallon reservoir. His content would equal approximately 1 part in 50 million. Ever swam in a pool with kids in it? Lots less water and lots more parts (yes, kids pee in the pool ALL the time). Do they drain that water? Nope, just retreat it…..over and over and over throughout the season. Now, the west and southwest have been paining for water for years. Thousands and thousands of acres have had water access curtailed and crops no longer exist. And these guys are going to dump 38 million gallons into the SANITARY sewer, where it will be retreated before it goes to the river. Oh, yeah. There is a charge for this and all water users will pay it. Hope these people never learn about dying of thirst. Try drinking out of a muddy footprint on the ground. That would change your mindset.

I must admit that I have been waiting for one of Gaius’s thoughtful posts to liven things up but I understand the rigors of the daily grind and children, so I’ll give you a rounding of what is happening in the news.
LoCo wants to close 4 schools they own outright, which will save 2 million a year in operating costs. Meanwhile, 68+million will go to LCPS for fiscal year 2015. The tax rate went down .05 cents and my assessment went up 100k. That means it will only cost me another $1,000 in taxes. What a deal. And they have cut back many services in savings already. Hmm. Where is that Silver Line?
–Fast&Furious……crickets.
–Benghazi……crickets.
–IRS……crickets.
–NSA……crickets.
–Immigration reform…Dem….active.
–Equal pay for women….Dem….active.
–Koch brothers…..Dem….active.
–Bloomberg 50 million towards curtailing gun rights….Dem….new.
–Holder and Obama targeted with racism…..Dem….active.
–ObamaCare……GOP….semi-active (becoming obscure with diversions)
We have a guy feeding cows on federal land who won’t pay the Feds grazing rights. It got heated and civilians are toe-to-toe with armed Feds. Was getting ugly and not over yet. Meantime Putin is land grabbing more of the old USSR while everyone else in the world wags fingers. Ever notice that when big wars bring down aggressors, that nations go into downsizing mode with their military. The focus changes and the eye goes off the ball. During that period of non-focus, aggressors re-emerge upon the scene. Isn’t what keeps them in check are strong military nations at the ready?
Gas is up right when I am getting ready to go fishing. Why are we spending $2 for crop and processing to make $1 of ethanol, just so we can continue to ruin the internal combustion engines that use it? And food is going up. We feed ourselves and others with wheat and corn staple, yet there isn’t enough because of what is wasted as “alternate fuel”. If we took the same amount of corn and distilled it, we could save money, have less vehicles on the road and feel good about being anally raped. I guess being drunk has advantages and savings too. But, heh, ALL food is up. Steak is up (because they feed them corn I guess). I see new taxes on all my utility bills. What’s up with that? What is more important:desert turtles (who don’t like solar farms) or smelts that are nothing more than Egret food? Ever notice where many of the supermarket meats come from lately? Do you really like brushing your teeth with toothpaste that comes from the same country of massive pollution and lead paint toys that cause suicide in supervisors?
And we don’t need another 4 years of a woman president. It has been too long since we had balls in the White House. And we need more testicles in Congress too. A poster here thinks we need to build locally politically and move up. I agree, but I also agree that with a good role model at the top working down that you meet in the middle and get there twice as fast.
Out of all this news (or lack there of), that situation in Nevada with the cows has got my focus. The guy is wrong in his understanding of things. Should it have gotten out of hand? Yes, because the government is involved and that has rallied the people. The underlying theme here is freedom from government and in this case it doesn’t matter if the issue is right or wrong. It is a cause for the people and it will escalate. Could be the beginning of the people’s revolution. Someone is going to die and then all bets are off. Citizens have reached their breaking point and need a circumstance. I’ll be fishing and watching. If need be I might need to extend my vacation and visit the southwest although I’m pretty sure the uprising will come to a neighborhood near me in time. Until then I’ll be starving, going broke with taxes and healthcare. If you feel for my plight and to keep me off the government dole, you may send contributions to me here at NVTH. I promise that any excess funds will be used to buy more worthwhile things…….like bullets.

I have been waiting for this season to get started and let me tell you something: this isn’t good baseball; this isn’t great baseball; this is some fantastic baseball! For two games in a row, I have seen two grand slams. Unbelievable defensive plays and everyone is swinging the bat when needed. Rendon, Werth and Espinosa are the ones I want to see do well and they haven’t disappointed me. The others are performing in a gear likened to playoff time. And they are just as calm as can be. Almost like they have a secret that we don’t know about (like they are going to the World Series this year). Having some ups and downs with pitching but offense is covering that. I mean, the game tonight is no less exciting then the one yesterday. Matter of fact I only see one dark spot in these first 10 games. That is the instant replay. It is being used and abused for other than intended and it takes the fun out of booing the umps, which has shown that they get the call right about 98% of the time. I hope it goes away because I don’t want my baseball footballized, if you know what I mean. Since it is spring break and nothing is going on, tune into Nats baseball. You’ll be glad you did.

We all know that the GOP in Congress is the party of not-conservative. They state they are and turn right around and do things to aid liberal convictions. The Tea Party members of the GOP (who are more true conservatives) are shutdown and ridiculed at every turn by the GOP as a whole. Since the GOP was always associated as the party of conservatism, what happened? I know that over the years I have butt heads with hundreds of people on this subject of “the party”. What I hear most of all is that the GOP needs to win at all costs. This means to me that you trash principles and only field “winnable” candidates so as to have an “R” in some political seat. But what does that do for the people? We have R’s on the LCBOS and most of them could be Dems and you would never know the difference. I made that distinction before they were even elected. No, the GOP is NOT the party or voice of conservatism as is plainly obvious today.

Moving forward, in the news is the appointment of Shaun Kenney of Bearing Drift to executive director of the RPV. Don’t now the guy. I understand that he has made statements in February that “nativists” need to be purged from the party, and I know where that comes from and who it is directed to. But why say that? It is true that the GOP is looking to enhance its rank and file with a new breed of Republican ( opening more doors for homosexuals, Latinos, independents and women) that, supposedly, were somehow shunned from the party. And how that is done is to show these groups that you are flexible and believe in their causes. So every time the Dems come up with a trumped up issue, the GOP needs to counter with their own form on the trumped up issue. But where does law and Constitution fit in all this? We have laws to be obeyed or we change them when the majority of citizens want that. Same with the Constitution. Until that time, you don’t just arbitrarily ignore those laws because you don’t like or believe in them and you don’t ignore them to help affect change, but rather abide and enforce them UNTIL that change is made. So what gives on this statement about purging nativists from the party? Are they nativists because they hold to enforcing the law and Constitution?

The issue is immigration. No one of sane mind will ever hold someone accountable for just LISTENING, especially if it is part of your job description. I just wish that more people would do some listening as it is a skill necessary to have dialogue. You don’t need to agree with what is said but you do need to understand (from the speakers viewpoint). Conversely, a sane person will hold you accountable for what comes out of your mouth, and rightly so. The GOP wants to grow. Immigration is a hotly contested issue and favors the Dems with this voting block. Even if the GOP promises the world, if there is no “free” involved, the GOP gets nothing. Nada. Zilch. Let’s suppose, hypothetically, that they do get something. At what cost and to whom? Should we just have open borders and open the flood gates so that established citizens are left out in the cold and lose their American dream that they have worked so hard for, following,the rules and paying,their dues?

Which brings me forward to this: last night I was at a church in the area. The place was slammed with people and there were two buses in the parking lot. There was a meeting going on inside for this group, as churches often have various meetings for different things. What bothered me about this were the buses, decorated with this bold statement: “Immigration Reform and Amnesty Now”. Oops. So reforming immigration laws, which do need to be changed to obtain the brightest and necessary talent, is tied to amnesty. This is a progressive argument. When someone like the GOP talks about being for immigration reform, is that really the whole story? Is it being sought with amnesty, on the backs of all American citizens? Can you have one without the other? What about those laws and the Constitution that spell this out? Then again, where have all the conservatives in the GOP gone? Who’s party is it anyway?