Saturday, July 26, 2014

The 419 scam is so... yesterday!

The 419 scam explanation is HERE.

Yet, a fool is born every minute of every day (and 2/3rds of them vote for republicans).

Then the letter below (modified by me) arrived.

What? Have I got stupid tattooed on my forehead?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

If it's not the MATRIX...

Talk about a complete DISCONNECT!!!

This customer service call...
HEAR IT: Comcast 'embarrassed' by employee who resists customer's effort to cancel service.
Technology journalist Ryan Block posted an 8-minute clip of the customer service representative continuously trying to ask him why he wants to disconnect and trying to talk him out of it. The company apologized to Block and said it would work to make changes.

How much a month do you donate to the wealthiest of the wealthiest people on the planet?

Cable TV, SATELLITE TV, and most other recurring (e.g. monthly) charges are underwriting the very very rich.

A JERUSALEM Antenna (yes, that IS the name of the technology) will connect 70% of the HDTVs in the USA to the local stations. The above antenna costs between $12 and $20. I get 41 free over-the-air channels in the San Francisco Bay Area.

And I rarely watch even one of them.

Cable is $100+ each and every month - no matter how you slice it.

Satellite TV is about the same. And not ALL HDTV is the same quality! Over-the-air may be 1920x1080x30 (for movies) or 1280x720x60 (for sports). Higher temporal resolution reduces jutter or frame-to-frame jurky-ness (not jitter).

Not all cable and Satellite channels can deliver anything like that owing to power-bandwidth products. Lower resolution requires less overall power to transmit. And power consumption is money.

By the way (here's a bright idea), check out LED light bulbs for your house. They can cut energy consumption by up to 90%. But don't buy them from billionaires!

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Preferences Change - CHANGE!

Once upon a time, people went to church. Oh, it was fewer than 1 in 5 or 20% of the people but then it WAS a time many people could be found in pews.

Those were the "good old days." That was before there were such government entitlements like the minimum wage, mandatory education, and retirement programs for the working class. In fact, the working class of the day is pictured below.

Thank heavens the church has become a tourist industry. Pass the loot (PTL).

Above is a Baptist Church of today, on a busy Sunday, without any tourists.

Below is a Roman Catholic Church in the wake of the altar boy molestation scandals.

The numbers of people who report church attendance (the survey says...) and the actual number of butts in seats is far from agreement.

Apparently Christians, Catholics, and Holy Rollers just seem to feel goos about telling a "white lie" (a euphemism for such lies as one finds it convenient to tell, and immediately forgives oneself for telling).

Friday, June 13, 2014

Is it Tea Time?

It's a NICE cartoon...

The so-called Tea Party is apparently fed up with the republicans selling out to big corporations and have a victory on their hands.

Cantor was no Reagan. We handed Reagan a petition requesting his* (Reagan's) impeachment at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds up at Chico State back in 1969. He trashed California's educational system before moving on to trash even bigger things (like your future).

The Reagan Years can be summed up in two terms:
increased deficit spending
business failures

But what would you expect? Reagan was a sell-out to Corporate America - GE. During the Reagan presidency, GE exported tens-of-thousands of jobs to China!

The Tea Party Motto: "Fool me 100 times, shame on you. Fool me 200 times and I just might start to wake up!"

The Tea Party is waking up, methinks...

*The lower case "h" in his indicates that Reagan was no god.

But some right wingnuts are delusional or outright insane.