Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Foreclosure Conspiracy

Are we a nation of laws or are we not? That is what is at stake. It seems that laws are to be obeyed only if it applies to the 'regular folk'. The latest foreclosure debacle is a prime example of how the system needs to be turned on its end. Everything is in favor of those with money and contacts. It is a corrupt system at all levels.

Many of the banks have delayed the foreclosures in 23 states due to Robo signings of foreclosure documents. The law dictates that these documents need to be reviewed to ensure the bank has the authority to foreclose. Seems this step was overlooked.

Here again we have the coupling of big business and government to screw the American people. There are reports that judges arent allowed those foreclosed upon their due process of asking for proof of ownership before proceeding forward. Of course, this goes against everything our country stands for.

Now, in a late session move, the Senate passed a bill that makes it easier for banks to continue that trampling of people's rights. Fortunately, the word is Obama is going to veto the bill. I applaud him for this effort. Nevertheless, this is just another example of how corrupt the system is and how it needs immediate radical reform. But dont expect it with the idiots who will be elected in November. They are just leopards with different spots.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Global Warming?

In another blow to Al Gore's 'The Planet is Burning Up At Record Rate Unless We Do Something Yesterday' bullcrap, it seems the Russians are really in for it. According to meteorologists, Russia might have an unusually cold winter this year. It seems the Gulf Stream is not behaving properly.

Here is the story.

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The Recycling Myth

I think we should have a national "punch a treehugger in the face repeatedly day". This is an idea that will serve humanity well. If there is one group of people that is more deserving of an ass-kicking for lying and misinformation, it is these people. They are cultists in the highest proportion. I would rank them up there with Satanists but I do not want to be disrespectful to them (the Satanists not the environmentalists).

Hypocrisy reigns supreme with these people. I remember dating one of them for a while. This broad was always mentioning how environmentally friendly she tried to live. Of course, guess what she drove? A Ford Explorer...a vehicle that got about 15 miles to the gallon (at the time I was driving a Focus that got close to 30 so who was more environmentally friendly?). Naturally, this was something that was overlooked by her and her lefty buddies. The hypocrites.

The truth is there is nothing to prove any of the claims that these people make. In fact, logic often leads us to the exact opposite conclusion. Take the recent oil spill in the gulf as an example. This was the 'worst environmental disaster in history' according to the headlines. Of course, after only a couple of months they had a tough time locating the oil. It seems the planet has a way of protecting itself without our help. Oh shit Al Gore...say it aint so. Yep, hypocrisy at its best.

Which brings me to the point of today's rant. Recycling is how we are suppose to save the planet. Of course, the envirocooks have convinced everyone that the planet needs saving from us.

On a side note, I would like to ask you how long this planet is in existence? 3-4 billion years. How long is man around? 200,000 years. What makes us think we have the ability to destroy it short of blowing it to pieces? Arrogance.

Back the recycling. We have to recycle everything to be environmentally conscious. People are now worried about the 'carbon footprint' they emit. All those plastic bottles are now separated and picked up on 'recycling day'. They are taken to a processing plant and recycled back. And, because of this we are saving our planet.

Or are we? As I sit and write this, I have a recycling bin outside my house. It is a plastic bin that I put all my bottles in. Of course, someone had to manufacture the bin from the fossil fuel oil (that is what plastics are made from). In addition, fuel was used to get it to my house so that I can use it. Therefore, there is a carbon footprint before I even start to recycle. This puts us in an environmental hole.

As we move along, let us see if we can catch up. When I fill up my bin, I pull it to the curb on 'recycling day'. This is a day of pickup that is separate from the trash giving us double coverage (sounds like another negative environmentally). Thus, fuel is expended to pick up my recycling and haul it to the processing plant. I wonder what the carbon footprint is when running garbage trucks twice as often as otherwise needed.

One final piece of the puzzle that we need to look at is the fact that the recycling plants all run on fossil fuels. Isnt it interesting that the 'greenies' all hate fossil fuels yet use them without regard. So, in our quest to save the planet by recycling these bottles, we process them in a plant that is run on oil. I can only presume this is another negative in our environmental footprint.

Therefore, recycling seems to be a myth. The counter argument is that recycling has a smaller footprint since the 'newer' bottles used less natural resources. To me, I dont see the 'savings'. It seems like there is a lot of waste going on.

Here is my solution:

Throw all the bottles in the trash and eliminate the extra pickup day thus reducing the running of the garbage trucks by 50%. Also, eliminated is the run to the recycling plant which will also save on gas and improve our carbon footprint. At the same time, we can close that extra plant which will save oil being used by them. This will net out evenly since we will presume the original bottle manufacturer is using extra energy (although proportionately speaking it is probably less). In the end, we will save a crap load of oil.

Certainly makes you wonder what the greenies are smoking.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Why I Now Love Obamacare

I really hope the Republicans do not mount enough opposition to repeal Obamacare. This bill is the greatest law for the American people ever. Before going any further I will state that Obamacare will deliver none of what it promised. Anyone with any common sense who isnt brainwashed by ideology knows that. But, financially, this is a homerun for the average American family.

The windfall of this bill is in the unintended consequences that is creates (an even that happens in everything the government you happen to notice what the Community Reinvestment Act inadvertently created? The subprime market). This bill has a contained in section 1002 a stipulation that mandates everyone have health insurance or pay a fine. Further investigation reveals that the fine starts at $95 or 1% of your income whichever is higher starting in 2014. In the year 2016, this amount goes to $695 or 2.5%. These are individuals rates while a family has a limit of $2,085 or 2.5% of household income.

Do you all see the gold mine that is here? This bill just eliminated the need to carry that expensive health insurance. Look at all those people who have family policies through work which cost $500 or $700 a month. Now, instead of spending $6,000 or more a year, a family can spend a few thousand dollars and not worry about anything. This will save people hundreds of dollars a month. The effectiveness of this bill will be in the number of people uninsured. Hopefully, if all goes well, the number will rise to 60 or 70 million.

Before you jump out of your skin, what about the fact that you are not insured. Doesnt that put you at risk? Not really since there is also a provision against not covering anyone for pre-existing conditions. In other words, if something happens, you are still eligible for coverage. So why carry insurance until something happens? Why pay thousands extra a year for something that is not needed? Only pay the minimum fine and wait. If you are reasonably healthy, the chances are that you will not need the insurance for sometime. Luckily, when things do go awry, you still qualify.

Obamacare is a windfall for the American people. Sure it will destroy an already broken medical system. Private insurance companies will be eliminated. I am sure there will be a mass exodus of medical providers when this thing gets into full swing. And, this thing will be so expensive that the impact on the national debt will be astronomical. But none of that matters since that is how things are heading anyway. The benefit is that Americans will be saving thousands a year because of this bill.

I, for one, cannot wait to 2014 to get rid of my expensive health insurance premium for a plan that I havent used in 10 years. I will write a check for a couple grand and move on. If you are smart, you will be doing the same thing.

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