Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tom McClintock's "Logic"

So politician McClintock is saying that for the cost of $3 more per hour per minimum wage worker, all kinds of jobs will simply disappear?  Most places of employment have many other jobs which pay more, and a great deal of cash goes into increasing the owners equity, and McClintock things all these enterprises will just shut altogether down?  I highly doubt that.  Most owners will cut the salaries to others, and as a last resort will decrease the rate of increase in their own equity, rather than throw the entire enterprise away.

Very few minimum wage workers are in their first years of employment.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Chemtrails or Contrails, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

This is for all of you who are convinced chemtrails are a deliberate attempt to do bad things to people. To me, there are enough of you by now to easily pool your resources and do the experiment:

1. Rent or purchase an aircraft suitable for intercepting a chemtrail at a safe distance behind a jet creating it.

2. Secure permissions as needed to safely cross a chemtrail without tipping off the authorities as to the true nature of your mission. HIgh altitude parachuting, or some scientific experiments that need to be conducted at the appropriate altitude. Figure something out, and there are admittedly a lot of details and bases to be covered here. Nobody said the FAA was simple.

3. Collect samples of the chemtrail "cloud."

4. Repeat at least 50 times, preferable 500.

5. Rent a second jet to capture some of the chemtrail your own jet creates.

6. Analyze all of the samples, and publish results
Once the basic science has been done, please get back to me. Discussing cow farts in yonder field without real data from samples as they exit the cow, is poor herdsmanship, and leads to completely speculative ideas, without the necessary experimentation to prove your points.

High Speed Rail?

It's a baby step in the right direction, but I would redesign the entire transit system.

Powertrain, suspension and steering, and computer autopilot need to be separate, standardized units, in a variety of sizes and powers. You rent these as needed.

Passenger cabs are owned by the consumer, and are detachable.

If you want to go long distances. You get your cab loaded onto a flat car on rails, enclosed tube for train optional. You zip to LA at 300mph plus, solar powered train. You cab is then re-attached to another powertrain combo. That can be electric or diesel or gas, depending on your desires and pocket book.

40,000 die each year, many more maimed, incredible costs in dollars and emotions. Only a mad species on a mad planet would keep this up for yet another century.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

A Good Year to Invest?

For everyone who invests in the stock market and makes the right choices, there is going to be another who works just as hard, makes very carefully researched choices, and winds up losing it all, back to square one. Not even Warren Buffet is precisely able to call the house on that one. The big brokerages love to see that mythof little guy saves cash, invests, and makes it big, perpetuated, it brings in more suckers to the table.

Now I ask you, who in the game gets to see all the cards of enough of the other players to make statistically accurate and useful predictions about the other players future moves?

Who get to know in advance the future buys and sell of the other players?

Who made certain that there are no taxes paid on the up to $40,000,000,000 bought and sold every single day? ( a .25/$100 bought/sold would go a long way towards solving the national debt). They are also the overseers of the fiction of "trading" rather than buying and selling, which would make the tax target way more obvious.

Such a tax would be the perfect "flat tax," which so many libertarians thin would solve the world's ills. Rich and poor would pay at the same rate.

Yes who indeed, other than the major richer than stink brokerages? They could own it all, but that would make way too obvious what is going on. They trout fish the pockets of the American middle and lower classes.

Yes indeed the stock market might be better called the "stick market" and unowho is the one getting stuck but good. BTW, even on the way down, the big brokerages are smiling all the way to the banks. Is there a way down due soon.