Saturday, July 31, 2010

Teeny Tiny

Dwarf Gecko.  Must sell tricycle insurance.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Business is Business

Two multinational corporations that have earned millions of dollars in U.S. government contracts are conducting business with Iran in violation of the recently signed sanctions law, according to an Iran watchdog group that has provided its research to 
United Against Nuclear Iran, a non-profit devoted to monitoring the rogue nation, claims that the Danish shipping giant Maersk and Komatsu, a Japanese firm that specializes in construction equipment manufacturing, are flouting U.S. law by continuing to do business in Iran. 
The group sent a letter this week detailing its allegations to the CEOs of both companies, as well as Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The Pentagon was notified because the bulk of the firms' government contracts were with the Defense Department. 
Komatsu denied the charges; Maersk said the company was reviewing the new sanctions law. 
Photo and Italics text from FOX News online.

If I'm not mistaken Maersk traded with North Vietnam during the Viet Nm War.  Seems lots of people seek to benefit from both sides.  Why do we put up with it?

Monday, July 26, 2010


The Spira4u is the newest, prize winning "miracle car."

An article on Fox News Online describes how the company makes lots of claims as to safety.  Special crash resistant foam and light metal help to keep the driver safe.  The image to the left, from BING, is not the car in question, I assume that pic is of  an older model, but about the same size.  The new one looks really neat.  Still in all, I do wonder what Bubba, driving an 18 wheel WalMart truck might do to one if he happened to thump into it on the Interstate.

The  car is safer, the article says, than motorcycles.  I'll buy that.  Motorcycles have the glide characteristics of footlockers.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Cut the Cops?

Broke California Cities Target Cop Shops

July 23, 2010 - 9:39 AM | by: Claudia Cowan
Police departments across California are under fire, as cash-strapped local governments scale back public safety spending -- often the single biggest expenditure on their books.
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Italics (Above) from Fox News Online.
Photo from BING.

"We need money, let's cut the cops, firemen and garbage collection."  Reasoning:  Everybody needs cops, firemen and garbage guys - who gives a rat's ass about, or has ever heard of, some useless overpaid City Hall womps?  Have you ever heard, "If you don't let us raise taxes we'll  cut down the Civil Rights Division, the Traffic Research Unit and the Toys for Illegals Branch?"

The more liberal the government, the quicker they are to stick it to the police.  They are also the first ones to cry and rip their hair when someone from the Toys for Illegals Branch uses an AK-47 to cut down a few of the lads working in the Civil Rights Division.  "It's the fault if the police!!  Oops, wait a minute - we don't got no police.  Oh shit!"

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The enemies of Democracy shelter themselves behind democratic safeguards.
                                         –– H. Beam Piper

photo from BING