What the hell is the deal with the flashlights these days? I have bought all different kinds of flashlights. D cell battery ones. LED ones. Mag lights. You name it. From the Dollar store to expensive Mag lights from Orchard Supply I am finding that no matter what brand of flashlight you buy, it will turn out to be a useless piece of shit. The light will start flickering long before the bulb is ready to burn out. Especially on the LED ones. I do like that they are bright, but what good is that if you cannot rely on it. After all flashlights are for emergencies and stuff. Is this because everything is made in China these days or what? Can somebody please recommend a decent flashlight to me? I am ready to go back to the dark ages and use a kerosene lamp if not. I never had trouble with flashlights in the 80s or 90s. Am not big on lawsuits, but someone needs to sue these jenky flashlight manufacturers. This is bullshit!
Here is a thought. Why not use https://www.coinbase.com/ instead of doing the high commission stock trades? It seems to me, another thing to try is cryptocurrencies on coinbase. I studied them when they first came out 3 years ago from my dentist, an Indian woman who is also a goldbug. The other names she mentioned like Nvidia have also sly— ooops I mean skyrocketed. Much of this has to do with the younger generation’s trends, for better or worse. That’s the reality.
Lets get a few things straight. Ya, it sucks you need a buncha computers hooked up to mine the coins. I think Coinbase does this for you though. But it does take a lot of energy to produce them in that regard. that does not bother me since mining gold or silver also uses energy, just in different forms. Something of value should require energy to produce after all. Also, they are not really coins at all. They are a digital technology, strictly speaking, based off of block-chain technology. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockchain
It has to do with cryptography. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptography
Crytography has to do with encoding things like patents, to protect them. My uncle was a founder of Infosafe back in the day. He was ahead of all this shit.
Though I prefer buillion and hard assets typically, crypto’s do have explosive potential and are speculative, therefor you do not have to invest a large sum. Rather, a small amount would be a more prudent investment. Of course they could crash. cyber hacking, power outages, viruses etc . I think the blockchain technology has something to it though. It is good in terms of diversification , and will likely provide a way to profit during an economic downturn or upturn (either way). All the guys on the finance channel have moved into them . They say so on the air at least. It has gone mainstream.
Lets face it, Bitcoin and Ethereum are pyramid schemes at this point. Over-priced! But the blockchain technology is legit and will likely persist well into the future.
Dog E Coin and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogecoin
Lite Coin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litecoin
These are still undervalued by a lot (is my thinking), and their communities will likely be around for a long time. Whoppercoin came out 2 weeks ago and is the first corporate issued crypto currency ever! It is a basically a great buy in my opinion. Having a well known corporation behind it makes it so that there is an entity responsible for it. That way it is not some entity-less facet.
I do not have crypto currencies myself. just bullion and mining stocks. But I am increasingly wanting to get invested a small amount in lesser known butwell established cryptos, mostly in order to diversify.
This article is just my opinion and I do not own any of the cryptos at all as of yet. Do your own research, and invest at your own peril or profit.
Jimmy Kimmel is a fucking moron and a demagogue to boot. His kid has a heart problem, ya I get that. My brother who I take care of has cerebral palsy since birth. Deal with it! I don’t go around browbeating liberals using my brother as a ploy.
Kimmel is saying that though he can afford to get his kid open heart surgery, that there are somehow all these other kids out there dying from lack of open-heart surgeries. Well where are these poor kids Jimmy??? If there are so many of them why haven’t you brought a few of them on your show? Or better yet why don’t you put your money where your mouth is and pay for these other kid’s surgeries yourself if you really care so much about them. Rather than lecturing me with your bleeding heart about how the government must somehow be economically responsible (made to pay) for every unfortunate circumstance under the sun. Maybe you should consider spending 100k and several years of your life doing something more useful, LIKE BECOMING A DOCTOR YOURSELF, and then treat them for free – instead of lecturing everyone else from your comedic ivory tower. There are plenty of socialist medicine nations. Here is a list of them. Please move there if you like socialism so much! Feel free!!! :
In my experience if you are poor or disabled, Medicare/Medicaid DOES PAY FOR IT!!!
The dim-witted idea Kimmel has that somehow the surgery will become magically ‘free’ if Uncle Sam pays for it is laughable. Regardless of who pays for it, an open heart surgery is expensive. It does not become ‘free’ simply because the state foots the bill. The nation is 20 TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT. Can you get that through your thick skull? Its practically broke, if it were not for Fed Reserve subsidized interest rates at 1 percent. Interest rates at any normalcy of 3-5 percent would turn USA into Puerto Rico over night, and people would also lose their houses as their mortgage payments increased.
Having the government pay for things kills competition. When all costs are tacked onto the debt, it is your children, plus your children’s children whose futures are being comprised. Do you want their future to be one of being TAXED TO DEATH to pay for your freebees? In the name of your moral superiority complex??
My sound engineer Tom, a friend since high school, has seen his premiums increase by $500 a month since Obamacare socialized medicine passed. There is nothing compassionate about that. And his care is no better than it was before. More proof that big government is a TOTAL FAIL.
So the next time you hear some moron comedian tell you to just have the government pay for everything think to yourself : Isn’t this covered under Medicare/Medicaid already? And can the government really afford to pay 100 percent of everyone’s medical bills, on top of Hurricane relief and the rest of the largely socialist system we live in?? Can our already broke-ass government afford to pay for every unfortunate exorbitant Act of God under the sun, on the backs of excessive taxes/ reduced services on future generations?
The answer is a resounding NO. Only a complete moron would even dare suggest doing so in good conscience.
Stick to comedy, you fucking schmuk!
McCain has done it again. Having already helped the Obamacare repeal fail a few weeks ago, he is going to try and kill the Lindsey Graham Obamacare overhaul. This new bill is good. It would give the states more control over the healthcare system, while preserving coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. I have a pre-existing condition, as does my father, brother, mother, gf, and just about everyone I know. So I am not some heartless beast. My father is a doctor (radiologist) and he has explained to me the economics of healthcare – namely that NOTHING IS FREE. I liked this plan since I first heard about it 3 weeks ago. Very solid.
Lindsey Graham is McStain’s best pal. It is disturbing that McStain wants to preserve the commie centralized health care system at all costs. He has shown that he does not have America’s best interests at heart.
1. McCain supported ISIS ‘Syrian rebels’
and what’s with the ISIS soundstage pic, allegedly leaked from his staff?
2. He supported the Libyan rebels, which have turned Libya from the richest African state, into a miserably poor failed state. http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/04/22/mccain.libya/index.html
3. Was involved in the S & L scandal in the 80s.
4. He was involved in the Abscam scandal.
5. His torture and bravery in Nam were exaggerated, according to other American POW’s eyewitness accounts.
6. He instigated the bogus Russia investigation into Trump by pressing commie traitor James Comey in investigating the baloney matter.
7. As you may remember, he killed the Obamacare repeal effort a few weeks ago. This, despite the fact his party was elected with that at the top of it’s platform this past November. Maybe that bill was too harsh. However, the Graham bill is not. No excuse for this!
8. McCain is part of the Deep State, and is likely a source of many damaging leaks against the Trump administration, via classified info he gets as head of Armed Services Committee and other committees.
9. McCain has been radically pro completely excessive immigration oriented, despite the fact that 911 (my uncle lives in Manhattan blocks away) and other major terrorist attacks like the Boston Marathon and San Bernardino (which was close to where my dad lives so I take it even more personally) attacks were a result.
10. McCain’s runs for president were pathetic and hurt the party. His VP pick Sarah Palin is a pea-brained soccer mom, though conservative. And she made GOP women look like a laughing stock, which hurt the image of conservatives.
GOP should hold a formal Senate vote revoking his party affiliation, and should immediately strip him of all chairmanships. Conservatives should make every effort to fund primary challengers to McCain in the next election he is up. JD Hayworth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._D._Hayworth , former Arizona Congressman, and talk radio show host was brave and challenged him unsuccessfully last time. He should have gotten more support. I spoke with him once on talk radio and he was very polite to me compared to others. He was a signee of the Contract with America, which brought a renaissance to Congress in the 90s.
It started with the total solar eclipse several weeks ago. Here in Salinas, it was over-cast. We could not see it. Nothing has happened here since. Could it be that places which saw the eclipse more are having ominous catastrophe?
Joel 2:10 states: Before them the earth quakes, The heavens tremble, The sun and the moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness.
Revelation 6:12 states : I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood;
By the way, a blood moon is a colloquial term for a total lunar eclipse, since a lunar eclipse often appears red.
US Naval vessels have crashed. 3 or 4 already this year. Unexplained!http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/21/politics/navy-ships-accidents/
Hurricane after hurricane has battered Puerto Rico, Houston, Florida, Bermuda, Dominica, and more. Puerto Rico was already broke from socialism, and now it has no power or food for the next 6 months.
Mexico got shaken to destruction by a major earthquake, killing over 25o people.
In Orange County and end of the world emergency warning was broadcast on the TV airwaves. http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/09/21/emergency-broadcast-end-of-the-world/
Burma has genocide going on too. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/02/erdogan-accuses-myanmar-of-genocide-against-rohingya
I pray for all those who are affected. I knew things would get bad, so I prepped. Stacked silver, bought a vessel as a safe-house so I have two pads, moved to the middle of nowhere (compared to where I was). Abundant fishing available by my boat. Most of the world’s food supply is grown where I currently live. Giant fields of agriculture by my house.
Its the end of the world as we know it. I feel fine.
Screw R.E.M.. Well Ok they were overplayed, but had some great songs after-all. The black metal band Satyricon said it best in their song Dawning of a New Age from the Nemesis Divina album:
“And I looked, and behold a pale horse:
And his name that sat on him was Death
and Hell followed him. And power was given
unto them over the fourth part of the earth,
to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death,
and with the beasts of the earth”.
And then again “I saw and beheld, a black horse;
And he that sat on him had a scythe; And a crown
was given unto him and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
And there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black
as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.
And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth,
even as a fig tree castethher untimely figs,
when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together,
and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.”
Almighty mountains and rocks, I beg you fall on them.
For the great day of wrath is coming, and who shall be able to stand?
(From The Book of Revelations: Edited and partly re-written by Satyr.)
This world is a prison anyways.
Another far out book from the 70’s that I found at a used book store recently is called The Girl Factory. “Any shape! Any size! The sexiest and deadliest agents in the world are made in…” yadda yadda yadda. What trips me out about it is that its basically about sexbot assassins. This book was way ahead of its time and was somewhat visionary, albeit very low brow and short attention spanned. Its 45 years since this book got published. Alas! Sexbot assassins are in the news, as experts think they could get hacked to do harm. http://nypost.com/2017/09/11/hackers-could-program-sex-robots-to-kill/
However, how about the scenario in the book, where one was created so close to human (from actual human DNA cloning) for that one could not tell the difference? And then (what if) the intelligence agencies were to use them for clandestine activities?
Here is the plot: A really hot Asian chick, named Sun-Lin, who was trained her whole life in the erotic arts (and stuff like that) gets her DNA cloned by an intelligence agency. The agent is some funny Hawaiian dude. Her clone gets targeted assassination assignments. What makes the book so unique is that Sun-Lin gets aroused while fighting her opponents, and often makes love to them in the middle of the fight, and then kills them inevitably at the climax. It gets really sleazy. She judges their manhood and so forth. Think Kill Bill crossed with Blood Rayne and Cherry 2000! One crazy part is where she applies a poison onto her vagina and then gets eaten out, which kills the target she is seducing.
The plot doesn’t progress a whole lot. Its mostly killing and lovemaking, with a few lesbo sexbot romps to fill any voids. There is also a women in prison component towards the end of the book, which is a nice touch. Some of the racial stuff is outdated by now. Who cares though. This remains a very intriguing and fast paced pocket sized novel that you can take on your lunch break, I highly recommend this futuristically retro and obscure book.
Sometimes we find hidden treasures on VHS at Goodwill. This is the case with 1988’s “Fever,” a 1988 film noir from Australia that unexpectedly impresses. To fully appreciate it, you have to know that it is a remake of “Diabolique,” the classic French movie about 2 women who kill an abusive man. Or do they? In this movie, an honest cop (played by the great Bill Hunter) finds drug money and is promptly murdered by his wife and lover. Or is he?
This movie is good because it takes all the film noir clichés and transplants them to 1988 Australia. This film portrays Australia as a desolate place and so it becomes easy to understand why the characters want a way out. As the double-crosses and shootouts ensue, it becomes easy to get swept up in it because it is done really well.
Overall I really enjoyed the rad Australian desert setting of the car chase scenes. The love triangle in the film was sleazy, but memorable, as the cop comes home and finds his wife in bed with a stranger. The husband gets hit on the head, and assumed to be dead for most of the entire film – before popping up suddenly from the trunk at the end. Australian movies from the 80s and 90s always seemed to gave the right amount of boob action, didn’t they??
At the center of it all is the late and great Bill Hunter, a legendary Australian actor who has been in more than 50 films, including “Strictly Ballroom,” “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” “Muriel’s Wedding,” and “Finding Nemo.” As a tough but honest cop, he provides us with a center for all the mayhem. “Fever,” which inexplicably went direct-to-video, is a thriller worth finding.
Since the 1971 classic “The Last Picture Show” and spanning all the way to 2005’s “Brokeback Mountain,” there have been few better modern character actors than Randy Quaid. With his unique demeanor, which can be bumbling, serious, or seriously imposing, he is an unstoppable force. I reflected on this while watching the new Vestron Collection Limited Edition Blu-Ray of 1989’s “Parents,” which is perhaps the greatest horror comedy ever made. It is about the Laemle’s, a typical 1950’s family whose life looks good from the outside-until you realize that young Michael (played by Bryan Madorsky) is mentally ill, while his parents (played by Randy Quaid and Mary Beth Hurt) seem to be hiding something. Could they be… CANNIBALS?
This movie almost makes “Blue Velvet” look like a walk in the park. We share young Michael’s perspective for the entire film, and we share his apprehension about the “leftovers” his parents keep trying to get him to eat. Michael is a strange kid himself, rarely talking and with a young girl friend who claims to be from the moon. Eventually a social worker (played by Sandy Dennis) becomes in his case, but this is not a family sympathetic to outsiders.
This movie plays the audience like a piano, with great 1950’s-style music (mostly by Angelo Badalamenti) and period recreations. We never know what’s going to happen next. Ultimately, the clash between this strange boy and his stranger environment is what the film is about, and the film leaves an indelible impression.
At the center of it all is Randy Quaid. Comedic and nerdy one second, unbelievably menacing the next, his performance is one of the best ever for a horror film. This film scares me like few others do. The picture and sound quality on the Blu-Ray are excellent, and so are the extras. The director, Bob Balaban, explains on the commentary that the film is about him and his childhood. What a scary childhood he must have had!
Randy Quaid and his wife have been in some trouble with the law over the past 10 years or so and currently reside in Vermont. Apparently he has retired from film and TV acting. Well, Randy, have a great retirement, because you are awesome! Don’t miss “Parents” on Blu-Ray!
Race 4: Horse #4, Ted Oliver, to win.
Horse #1, Jury, to place. Exacta: Horses #4 & #1.
Horse #1, Monsajem Accrete, to win.
Horse #5, Pocket Prince, to place.
Exacta: Horses #1 and #5.
Hubcap, to place.
Race 8: Horse #11, Bellanza, across the board (win/place/show).
Stagnation is the best word to describe this economic system with low
growth, massive debt, and very few monopolies making all the cash with very minor contributions to the economic system and productivity https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/05/revised-q1-2017-productivity.html. The reason the globalists want everything stagnant is so they can have the government and the big corporate monopolies take over every facet of our lives https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/amazon-hungry-it-s-coming-your-cable-channels-n801781, so that they can hoard all the cash. This is why the volatility of money is stagnant https://seekingalpha.com/article/4087640-low-volatility-limited-u-s-stocks. The money is flowing from the many to the few (perpetually). The public only gets the crumbs of welfare or low wage jobs, plus the same technology recycled over and over but with fancier packaging, ever higher price tags (inflation) and largely worthless miniscule ‘updates’.
Over-priced cell phones for the image-conscious (that most people are too
stupid to barely use the internet on and do any research anyhow) https://www.cnbc.com/video/2017/09/12/apple-iphone-x-price-starts-at-999-dollars-available-november-3.html, and rent
hikes are where the regular people’s cash is going. Into an abyss. There’s
no money left to buy other stuff for many lower class people. So rents and
cell phones and tech all explode up, gas and car prices crash http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-14/used-car-prices-crash-lowest-level-2009-amid-glut-lease-supply. and we get to
stagflation eventually in a matter of time (once the I rates go up to where
they should have been the last ten years).