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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 like Depp since back when he and Peter DeLoise did 21 Jump Street. The characters and roles are as diverse as his talents. He doesn’t play the Hollywood game and always appears a bit eccentric. He has always been like that. Because he doesn’t do the “right things” in Hollywood, they hold a grudge against him. I can think of many roles portrayed that should have landed him an Oscar above the competition. But the Hollywood types are fickle that way and Depp seems to end up losing out.

He took a trip to China recently (as is now in vogue with Hollywood types) to promote his new movie. China has a big market for making and watching movies and Depp is an admired actor over there. Now he made the statement to the crowd, “I could live here easily,….It’s a warm experience.” To which Bob Beckle took umbrage over. Beckle started spouting off about human rights and such but I didn’t take away that viewpoint. Depp was being wined and dined in pleasant places and this was his first trip. Does he know the woes with China? Hard to say since Depp does not like politics and doesn’t involve himself. I don’t think you go to a country to promote your wares and hoping for buyers with the intent on telling the host nation that their country, culture and politics suck. That is what is known as a no-gainer no-brainer. He is promoting his movie and himself. By doing that, Hollywood may ease up and afford him an Oscar in the next couple years. Playing to the fans is much better than cutting your throat before you really need to.

As the saying goes: “It is easy once you know the answer” and that answer is ObamaCare…..or the diversion from it. Let me explain.

That plane landed in China. With the political climate today and the exorbitant expense put upon our citizens, the ChiComs realized that America’s future borrowing was in jeopardy. Those treasury notes may go tanking and the value of the almighty buck not worth squat, so they contacted Obama. A plan was devised. Divert attention from ObamaCare until after the mid-term elections and make those spiraling debts keep spiraling up. So the ChiComs got the plane. Remember those 2 Iranians with false passports? They weren’t Iranians. Neither were the pilots. Obama needed to do something about those Benghazi terrorist so he made a deal with the four top dogs of that fight, the Libyans, and I’ll show you were this fits in.

First they fly the plane to China. The passengers are now residing in a slave labor camp. The Chinese military is having the Yen Chang Sock and T-shirt factory dismantle the plane, where it will be crated up and shipped to Mexico as car parts. You see, Obama made a deal with the president of Mexico, to get him off Obama’s back about immigration. What is suppose to happen is the plane will be painted like the Playboy Bunny jet, loaded with all the arms from Fast & Furious and filled with Cartel members. The object: fly into Houston, take over Texas and annex it back to Mexico. But the deal Obama made with the Cartels was for them to sweep and secure the southern states, going to California and wiping out their marijuana crops and thus, being the only game in town again for the illegal weed. The hitch in this is the Libyans. Their deal is to crash the plane into the refinery and storage tanks, wipe out the evidence of these pesky scandals, kill a bunch of Babtists and Cartel members and stick it to Bush and Perry.

While this is waiting to happen, Obama needs to do something with Biden since this is going to be a “big f’n deal” and Plugs is a big blabber mouth. Remember that statement Obama made about helping Putin after he was re-elected? Called in that favor didn’t he. Putin makes a diversion looking east in Ukraine and Obama sends Plugs out of the country. While all this is going on (and soon to be happening) do you think anyone is thinking about ObamaCare? Kevin Bacon.

You didn’t really think that lame suggestion about a “black hole ” was going to do it, did you?

The big gov’t action figures always win:

Get one of the figures here – as soon as they figure out how to bypass the regulation to build them.

In the meantime, read these ten examples of the power of the ‘Kronies’ (yep! Republicans are guilty too)

Also here is an article showing that companies that cater to the rich are are doing quite well while those that cater to middle class are struggling:

In Manhattan, the upscale clothing retailer Barneys will replace the bankrupt discounter Loehmann’s, whose Chelsea store closes in a few weeks. Across the country, Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants are struggling, while fine-dining chains like Capital Grille are thriving. And at General Electric, the increase in demand for high-end dishwashers and refrigerators dwarfs sales growth of mass-market models.

Luxury auto dealers are likewise doing well, while others struggle.

Yet the biggest movers weren’t mass-market pickups or SUVs, but luxury vehicle brands from Cadillac to Lamborghini, many of which set sales records and sold every vehicle they could build or import last year — and only see more to come in 2014.

At this point the top 20% account for 61% of personal consumption expenditures – with the top 5% responsible for more than half of that. We are sadly headed toward being a society where most people either do not work or do not make much money with most of the consumption being on the higher end. While there is certainly nothing wrong with high end consumption, an entire economy based on zero-sum status competition games rather than genuine innovation does not bode well.

Unless there are drastic changes to the crony economy 15-20 years from now, few will be able to afford to live in a neighborhood with low crime, good schools and relatively high social trust.

Oh, our political elite are leading us down a very prosperous road indeed! [/sarcasm]

There were two bowl games yesterday. One was the Super Bowl, which I had great expectations of but became very boring after a 36-0 score, which forced me to find other entertainment. I also didn’t watch Obama Bowl with Team O’Bama and Team O’Reilly, two famous Irish guys, going head to head. I did read the transcript and watch some video, which you can see here . I didn’t miss anything because my expectations were at the bottom of my sock drawer.

Bill O’Reilly says he is tough and fair. Bill is a man all about himself. He asked hard questions but never pushed the limit to get a direct answer. Part of the reason was because of limited time and having to get through the script. If it were me, I would have wasted the whole show just to get Obama to commit. He didn’t and neither did Obama. Also the ground rules were set: no criticizing “My Belle”, the kids, mentioning his middle name or his ears, Democrats or the dogs. Plus, I think that what you couldn’t see off camera were numerous Secret Service agents pointing semi-autos and MP5s at O’Reilly’s head. I mean, just a little besmirchment on O’Reilly’s part would have had Bill swimming with the fishes, had it been The Godfather he were talking to. Fortunately, Borack has not ascended to that plateau yet.

Now the game was fraught with fumbles and interceptions. O’Reilly would get to the red zone and just turn the ball over. O’Bama couldn’t make a single play without fumbling the ball. It was uglier to watch than the other bowl game. The only saving grace for the viewer was when Team O’Bama called the game due to lousy weather-aka Fox News-before the first quarter was even finished. Nothing could have been better save not having the interview to begin with. What a lousy day for bowl games.

This is what Obama said and feels the experiment should continue in Colorado and Washington.

“Laws recently passed in Colorado and Washington legalizing marijuana recently went into effect. The president said it was important for the legalization of marijuana to go forward in those states to avoid a situation in which only a few are punished while a large portion of people have broken the law at one time or another.”

Broken the law. I thought that the Feds had a law on the books that made marijuana an illegal drug?

“He said in the interview that users shouldn’t be locked up for long stretches of time when people writing drug laws “have probably done the same thing.”

Oh, okay. He just doesn’t want them locked up for long periods of time. But federal law trumps state law so aren’t those states legalizing marijuana doing something illegal just by the act? After all, he did have an interview back in 2012 where he said this:

“”This is a tough problem, because Congress has not yet changed the law,” Obama said. “I head up the executive branch; we’re supposed to be carrying out laws. And so what we’re going to need to have is a conversation about, How do you reconcile a federal law that still says marijuana is a federal offense and state laws that say that it’s legal?”

The president said he has asked Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department to examine the legal questions surrounding conflicting state and federal laws on drugs.”

“I head up the executive branch; we’re suppose to be carrying out laws” Ya think? What a profound statement! You can read the rest of the interview here

While listening to the radio the other day, this Phil from Duck Dynasty seemed to be the news buzz. Some Brian and Larry program was talking to callers and one caller said if the tables were turned, no commotion would be made. At this point, Larry the bozo says: “gays are normal people; just different”. I was infuriated over such a stupid statement but it did give me pause. Just what is normal and who determines it?

I thought about how I grew up and what was normal in my sphere, as well the rest of society. Normal was giving respect to elders with ma’am and sir and calling elders by their last name–not their first. Normal was opening doors for others or thanking those that did it for you. Normal was helping a neighbor or stranger whenever asked or you saw assistance was needed. Normal was trusting the cop on the beat or wanting to be one when you grew up. Same with the fireman. Normal was having a job and being responsible, where it wasn’t beneath you to be a milkman or work in a factory. Normal was going hunting after school or fishing to help put supper on the table, even if you had to take your gun to school. Normal was Christmas with all it’s splendor and all buildings had displays, including local government buildings. Many of you will say racial discrimination was also normal. In some areas of the country it was and that normal exists to before we became a country. There are many more normals of my time but it has changed over the years.

I remember when movies were 15 cents and you could buy most candy for a penny. That is what I grew up in. So I thought about where I am today. Normal seems to be about self now instead of others…..except where the government is concerned. They think about what they can do for others with an unlimited supply of money from everyone else. The new normal is lack of responsibility for one’s self. The new normal is being loud, unruly and disrespectful. The new normal cuts people off–anywhere, doing anything because self is number one. New normal is talking on the phone ANYWHERE, while disturbing the people around you. New normal are children calling elders by their first name, with possible trailing names added on. New normal is trespass and destruction of property not your own. New normal is blocking aisle ways, walkways and entrances with total disregard to others. New normal is being your brothers’ keeper, with a billion brothers and more. New normal is scams, lies and mistrust.

So when I hear that homosexuals are “normal people, just different”, I have to understand things differently now. Child molesters are normal, just different. Abortionists are normal, just different. Kidnappers are normal, just different. Kids that play the Knock-out game are normal, just different. Catching on yet? Basically ALL people are normal, just different. Except for Christians. They aren’t normal at all–just different. We’ve come a long way. Unfortunately, when you are sliding down a steep slope, it doesn’t take much to slip to the bottom. Normal, just different, indeed!