Saturday, August 29, 2015

Maximum Net Worth? An idea whose time has come?

  • I do not have a problem with 1st class. But after you've hit $100,000,000 in net worth, then additional income goes to the collective mind, for distribution, based on electronic voting backed by paper ballots.  Your name gets enshrined with your success story in a National Hall of Financial Fame.

  • You type in where you think the extra cash should go. You get a printout then and there, and the group that gets the cash publishes your name and the amount they received, on their website. You can spread the wealth, by designating percentages, across a variety of organizations. Your vote has the power of one of however many people participate.
    So, you need to do an even bigger project?  Fine, make connections with your fellow financial wizards, and pool your resources.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Curing Atheles Foot, the CDC Way, who needs a Podiatrist?

If you wish to cure athletes foot, you can go to doctors who will recommend clothmazole and tell you it may take several years. After 40 years of doing this with no success, I finally started researching it. On the CDC website I learned of a different drug, terbinafine hydrochloride cream, 1%, antifungal cream, available over the counter. I also learned that soap and water might be good, and a thorough drying, but that 70% rubbing alcohol works much better.

Started this regime in January this year, got sloppy, and stopped using the cream after 4 to 6 weeks, as problem seemed way much better. After another 4 -6 weeks, stopped using the alcohol, and still the problem is fixed. WTF? Why did I line the pockets of so many podiatrists who never tried this? I post this from time to time just to get the anger over this out of my system.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Trashing the Teachers & Reaping the Whirlwind.

Golly gee, after two decades of teacher trash talk (and Union Bosses trash talk), guess what?  By God millennials are saying, "No Thanks" to teaching careers.  Result, teacher shortage.

No surprise, they went through schools where parents, kids, principal, school boards and the republican party and especially the Tea Party, basically disrespected teachers every which way possible, for the millennials entire K-12 careers.

Yea for poorly paying voucher schools, if you use inferior materials and tools and cash starved teacher, you get inferior citizens, and that suits the ultra rich just fine, they can hire brains from abroad when they need them.

 Their message to former middle class American citizens, "Die, just Die!"

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Religion, the Important Part of It, Explained.

I will tell you what is absolutely certain, and gets to the heart of the matter, what happens to the "me" that's "me," when I die?

There are three possibilities, and each shares a 1/3 probability of happening.

Things are worse, and this would include complete non existence. The only plus to that one is that you will not be around to moan the fact. It would also include, you picked the wrong religion, and the right one has terrible things in store for you.

Things are the same, Heaven has its problems, you are reincarnated as a human of approximately the same status as your current self, you can kinda be your current self all over again, etc.

Things are better. You picked the right religion, or God doesn't give a damn about which religion you picked, he says, "come on in, join the party!" You get your 72 virgins, your powder snow forever, your prince charming, or reunited with your loved ones, friends etc. Whatever you want, you get.

All three possibilities have an equal chance of being in our futures.

So, two out of three, if you are sort of happy now, you'll be sorta happy then, or even ecstatic. I like those odds.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

On Overdriving Your Reflexes, and Bicyclists

So the point is, "Do you value going faster than your reflexes will allow you to stop, more than the value of your vehicle?"

Here's the deal. I had a 100 lb rock roll off the mountainside and in front of my car, which hit it, while it was still in mo

The insurance company gave me the third degree over whether or not it had stopped rolling.

It hit the right front tire, I was doing less than the limit, 30 mph going up from the S Yuba bridge towards NSJ. It popped the whole truck up in the air, and the truck came down on that rock, squarely on the transmission. It totaled the truck.

It took a month or so to get the $6,000 from the insurance company, as they were determined to get me to say that the rock was stationary, even if for only one second. If they could do that, then I was at fault, and they would not have had to pay one red cent.

So overdrive your reflexes, hit a stationary object or one which you could have stopped for, and you can lose the entire value of your vehicle. You have been warned.