Month: February 2011

  • US Debt

    US Debt as of Feb. 28, 2011 at 7:49 AM EST.

  • The Fed

    The Federal Reserve is a wholly illegal and unconstitutional enterprise. It is used by the global cabal of financiers to extract trillions from the US economy for these robber barons! Right now the Fed is pumping trillions of dollars into the economy, driving up inflation, raising interest rates and further devaluing the US dollar which […]

  • Western Democracy

        Just listened to the radio segment “Sunset of the West” on the NPR radio program   The Brian Lehrer Show.   Author Dambisa Moyo argues that through short-sightedness and folly the West has  contributed to its decline.   Some thoughts: For Western style democracy to work it needs a majority of the people […]

  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) review

    This is a great Western. It portrays the showdown between US Marshal Wyatt Earp, his brothers and friend Dr. John ‘Doc’ Holliday against cattle rustler Ike Clanton and his men in Tombstone, Arizona. Stand out performances by Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster in the leads. Also features appearances by a very young Dennis Hopper and […]

  • "The Mechanic" (2011) review

    This remake of the classic version from 1972 with Charles Bronson had some things right, but overall it really falls short of even competing with the original, let alone besting it. The 1982 film had a sort of detached coolness and a more visceral grittiness. These were professionals who did not get emotionally involved with […]

  • Presidents' Day

    This is another thing that irks me. Why did they eliminate Lincoln and Washington’s days? These were extraordinary men who deserve special recognition. To lump them in with all the presidents in one day is a disgrace!

  • On social dynamics – could you become a dictator?

    This study is fascinating. The research doesn’t surprise me. “…people primed to think of themselves as well-off were worse at reading other people’s emotions than people primed to think of themselves as poor.” This is so true, in my limited empirical experience, and there is something going on in the pysche were people with power […]

  • Very heart warming commercial

    This is probably the most beautiful and touching commercial I’ve ever seen.The ad, “You Can Shine”,  is from Thailand and for Pantene Chrysalis shampoo. The main actress is 18 year old Pimchanok Leuwisedpaiboon (พิมพ์ชนก ลือวิเศษไพบูลย์). Her nickname is Fern/Baifern (ใบเฟิร์น). Recently she received several Thai Star Awards for her movie “Sing Lek Lek Tee Reak […]

  • On Man's Quest for Truth

    “On Man’s Quest for Truth” knowledgean ephemeral thingthoughta broken vesselwho shall risefrom their waking dreamwhat tenuous bonds hold us tightthe familiar masksa richer trutha reality hiddenrevealed to somewho submitto the Creatora terrifying journeymadness?the unknownmost retreatfull of fearclinging to a structurelaid downby blind watchmakersnever illuminating the coreon faith step outplunge into the voida dark abyssbeyond time […]

  • Shark Attack 3: Megalodon

    This movie is hilarious! Best part: dude: Oh my God! Shit!woman: Oh my God!dude: Noooooooo! Noooooooooo!woman: Oh mai Gawwd!