Category Archives: National
Wednesday, 27 January, 2016 -( 29˚F / -2˚C & snowing in Ithaca @ 5:50 pm )-
— In the 1990’s a Connecticut Psychiatrist, named Dr. John Battista, did a lot of homework and realized that if the State of Connecticut converted itself to a single payer health care system the resulting savings to taxpayers would amount to Billions of good old US Dollars. He was asked by members of the Connecticut Legislature to write up his findings and did so, listing all the facts and figures that he’d researched to come up with his findings. The Connecticut Legislators who asked him for his help then brought his paper work to a marathon session and asked him to be available to testify during negotiations. The sponsoring Representatives came to him during any break they got and assured him they were close and getting closer. At something like 3 am, the disheartened Representatives came to him, glumly thanked him for his efforts and explained that Insurance Company Lobbyists (And Connecticut is and has been the headquarters for many Insurance Companies) came in, hit the Legislators hard with promises of campaign contributions if they shot down the attempt to go with the single payer system. Dr. Battista was so moved by this experience that he joined the Connecticut Green Party and changed the scope of a radio call-in talk show into an Activists forum.
— So, Nancy Pelosi is full of you-know-what –
— There would be no United States of America without the help and generosity of Native Americans. I’m not 1,000 percent positive, but it’s a safe bet that Canada would not be Canada if it wasn’t for the aid given by First Nations People to settlers, and resource exploiters, of both French and English origin.
— Silly me, I checked email and followed a couple links and missed my nap time.
——— djo ———
Saturday, November 21, 2015 -( 3˚C / 37˚F @ 6:00 pm in dark, warmer than usual Atlantic Canada )-
Above is a screen shot from —> cleanproteinfarmfoods.ca [ <— link ] We’re hoping their stuff is 100% free of anything genetically modified. & we’ll let you know about that after Tuesday evening.
— Anybody want a soapbox? — I’m finished with it for today.
Friday, 20 November, 2015
Looks like somebody just hit this moron in the head repeatedly with a two by four, and the jerk probably thanked his attacker profusely.
Why am I still astounded when people with political ambition want to run around bragging about how socially inept they are, and how ‘challenged’ they are in understanding reality? And they actually seem to be proud of how stupid they are.
Thursday, October 15th, 2015 -( 61˚F / 16˚C w/Scattered Clouds in the Ithaca, NY area @ 3:00 pm Eastern Time // 54˚F / 12˚C & Clear near Fredericton, New Brunswick @ 4:00 pm Atlantic Time // 24˚F / -5˚C in North Pole, Alaska, where it is 11:00 am & ‘Partly Cloudy’ )-
Is this an example of Canadian Tax Dollars at work? I think we would at least hope the Conservative Party Of Canada is paying for this out of their own pockets.
& Maybe I should be happy to see that they’re wasting their money on an ‘American’ / US Citizen who’s in love with a Canadian and checking out her facebook page.
I didn’t get the ad I clicked on before, the divisive, Xenophobic ad that shows a side view of Stephen Harper, the current Prime Minister and says, “It is offensive that someone would hide their identity at the very moment they are… [committing to join the Canadian family.” -Prime Minister Stephen Harper, February 12, 2015 <— Everything after the ellipses was on the idiotic “I AGREE!” Page. ]
I clicked “Disagree” and twiddled my thumbs while facebook brought me to a page where it finished the statement and wanted me to fill out my name and address and email address and let the conservative party use me as an example of the many quadrillions of Canadians who hate the idea that anybody from an Arab culture might want to wear a Niqab while taking the Oath of Citizenship. It also wanted me to click on “Donate Now” and help the evil, Xenophobic, manipulating, fascist, micromanaging, ICE-HOLE [Stephen Harper] get his butt re-elected.
This is coming one day after the media ran this article —> “Finance Minister Joe Oliver charged taxpayers to upgrade seat on flights” [ October 14, 9:27 PM ET ]
And this [ the following ] article went over the Prime Minister’s latest b.s. shenanigans [ Having Party shills exposing their children to cameras and other party shills while dropping piles of Canadian money a little bit at a time while a cash register ‘comically’ goes ‘Ka-Ching” with each drop – while the smug Prime Minister grins with a leer, preaching to his choir, firmly believing that ‘anybody with half a brain/ half a lick of sense’ is solidly behind him and firmly believes everything he believes they should believe – ] with a magnifying glass and ran this slightly lengthy article online at http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ :
Spin Cycle: Is Justin Trudeau really going to empty your wallet?
Tories say Liberal promises would cost families and businesses thousands, but what’s the whole story?
Link to the “Spin Cycle” article :
I’m half tempted to copy and paste the entire article here, but I’m not sure what the copyright issues might be. I’m probably stretching things as it is –
Also — I heard on NPR radio, WHYY’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross – that there is a book entitled “Canada After Harper” with a Forward by Ralph Nader :
And I wondered why I didn’t hear anything about this book, which was published/released on August 15th, before this.
&&& If that isn’t enough, one idiot running for office under the banner of Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party announced in a real debate that Liberal Party Leader wants to put Brothels and places to shoot up with deadly drugs next door to all your vulnerable, loving, innocent children & apparently, Conservative propaganda has been published with that same idiotic & unfounded, un-verified claim in Chinese and maybe other languages most Canadians can’t read. So who knows what other flagrant lies these morons are trying to put out there and believe we’re all stupid enough to believe that if they say something, it must be true?
My favourite psychic/sensitive people still believe the Conservatives will lose big time in this election – A lot of veterans are mobilized in an “Anybody But Conservatives” campaign.
Meanwhile, some Media Watch people keep pointing out that Stephen Harper’s tactics lately show them that he’s desperately trying to hold on to his base. They point to him bringing out the loose cannon – drug addicted ex-mayor of Toronto and his brother, sitting them in front of a room only half full of ‘party faithful’ as a symptom of this desperation.
I do not endorse anybody here, but I really hope the Canadian Voters are not so blind and stupid they re-elect these ice-holes.
But then I can still hear one of my favourite Canadian’s voice, “People around here would elect a dead goat if it ran under the Conservative Party of Canada’s banner-” ringing in my ears.
——— douglas jay otterson ———
Monday, 27 July, 2015 – No wonder I never get anything of my own done-
& So far, nobody has won a “Nice Job” from me by telling me that the ‘other’ progressive law recently passed in France makes it illegal to design planned early obsolescence into products.
——— djo ———
Monday, 27 July, 2015 -( 83˚F / 28˚C w/ Scattered Clouds in the Finger Lakes Region of New York @ 3:45 pm &&& 75˚F / 24˚C & Overcast in New Brunswick @ 4:45 pm &&& 63˚F / 17˚ C & raining in North Pole, Alaska @ 11:45 am there )-
Walter Burien’s forecast for upcoming Ekonomic Manipulations – Came in email today, link at the bottom :
——— djo ———
CAFR1 NATIONAL POST
CAFR1 MARKET RANTS POST OF 07/27/15 at 10:07 AM EASTERN TIME.
This Wednesday is the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) monthly meeting in which the determination is made for a interest rate increase. The announcement comes out at 2 PM Eastern time.
Interest rates have held at their lowest levels for several years. All have been watching for the first move by the Fed towards the 1st increase.
Well, the data they look at to make their determination, Unemployment, GDP, Durable Goods orders, etc. have almost fallen in line. The market chatter has been looking for the 1st increase to take place in September or October of this year. From the writing on the wall, and in my opinion, I give it a 60% probability the 1st increase will be announced tomorrow at 2 PM Eastern time.
At last months meeting, one member pushed to have the increase start last month. At this meeting the data that came out since the last meeting supports an increase.
Bottom line if they do so? Some of the wildest swings seen for quite some time in the interest rate futures, metals, dollar index, stock indexes, etc. US 30 Year Bonds could see a swing of 3 to 5 points to the downside . Silver a $1.25 to $2 swing to the upside. Stock indexes to the downside, then a massive swing to the upside. All will be on a roller-coaster ride for sure.
If they do not? The chatter from the meeting will probably indicate doing so where it will have the same effect but not as visceral.
Keep your eyes open tomorrow!
Sent FYI and truly Yours,
Walter J. Burien, Jr.
P. O. Box 2112
Saint Johns, AZ 85936
Home: (928) 458-5854 Arizona
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Sunday, 26 July, 2015 -( 77˚F / 25˚C & Partly Cloudy @ 8:00 pm in Ithaca === 61˚F / 16˚C w/ light rain in New Brunswick, Canada @ 9:00 pm ADT &&& 68˚F / 20˚C & Mostly Cloudy in North Pole, Alaska @ 4:00 pm Alaska Time )-
Jim W found this in a box that he and Cathi H hadn’t found & opened since they moved in September of 2013 – he scanned it and sent it to me, and Yeah- I’m gonna run with it-
— Thanks, Jim W 🙂
— djo —
Sunday, 26 July, 2015 -( 82˚F / 28˚C & Partly cloudy in Ithaca, NY @ 2:37 pm === 72˚F / 22˚C & cloudy near Fredericton, New Brunswick @ 3:37 pm &&& 58˚F / 14˚C in North Pole, Alaska @ 10:37 am Alaska Time )-
I won’t promise to post something newsworth every day like we did last autumn and winter, but when something grabs me, I’ll share it here.
— djo —
& let me add my two cents worth-
— jda — -( @ 4:02 pm Atlantic Time )-
Looks like we all caught the same bug at almost the same time- Here’s my contribution: Our Friend, Geneve Blue, has posted that her novel “I Ching Jukebox” is now available at Amazon in a Kindle Edition. :
Let’s hope this formats okay —
——— jim w ——
Saturday, 25 July, 2015 -( 25˚C / 77˚F & Cloudy in Ithaca, NY @ 4:30 pm === 19˚C / 66˚F & Cloudy in New Brunswick @ 5:30 pm &&& 21˚C / 69˚F & cloudy in North Pole, Alaska – where it’s 12:30 pm 😉 )-
France has also made it illegal to do something else recently that flies in the face of rabid free market capitalism. [ & The first one to email me at email@example.com with what that other French Law is all about earns an ‘Attaboy’ or, “Good Job” from me. 😉 ] And let me say that recent French humanitarianism makes me proud to be a human being who can speak at least a dozeen basic sentences in French that might annoy French purists, but at least they’d know what I was trying to say 🙂 ——— djo ———