Stupid is as Stupid does with your star Sarah Palin.

I was reading up on the current situation on the  oil spill and i’ve noticed that every day that the oil spill is slowly mutating into something else.

It seems that BP is trying there damnedest to hide the severity of this oil spill. On may 20th i started to notice the whitewash  with bp using the national guard to block reporters from beaches. There’s just a huge ass attempt to hide this spill, I have said this already but, its getting fucking ridiculous.  I am sure in the states closer to the oil spill people are more aware, In the north-east US its like a passing knowledge of the spill.

Even Sarah Palin is getting in on the action, From her twitter account she posted

So..because BP, subcontractors & govt screwed up WE get punished w/energy tax that jacks prices & kills jobs & opportunity?Nope,wrong answer about 4 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Hey wackowoman of the west. .. we’ve not forgot your little comment.

another comment from sarah on her facebook page.

Extreme deep water drilling is not the preferred choice to meet our country’s energy needs, but your protests and lawsuits and lies about onshore and shallow water drilling have locked up safer areas. It’s catching up with you. The tragic, unprecedented deep water Gulf oil spill proves it.

We need permission to drill in safer areas, including the uninhabited arctic land of ANWR. It takes just a tiny footprint – equivalent to the size of LA’s airport – to tap America’s rich and plentiful oil and gas up north. ANWR’s drilling footprint is like a postage stamp on a football field.

Uhh drilling platforms have the same footprint ..  Not to mention the SECOND bp spill thats currently in the state of alaska as we speak. So ms palin .. the sane people of America would like to say a big fuck off to your drilling on land is safer with ….

On Tuesday, Pump Station 9, at Delta Junction on the 800-mile pipeline, busted. Thousands of barrels began spewing an explosive cocktail of hydrocarbons after “procedures weren’t properly implemented” by BP operators, say state inspectors “Procedures weren’t properly implemented” is, it seems, BP’s company motto.

Few Americans know that BP owns the controlling stake in the trans-Alaska pipeline; but, unlike with the Deepwater Horizon, BP keeps its Limey name off the Big Pipe.

Its just funny, has she not looked at the window at “russia” lately  to see a spill from BP in her OWN backyard? I know the Alaskan spill is much smaller, but how is it “Safer”?


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Media.. A bit late for halloween and early on april fools about the economy.

<!– @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } A:link { so-language: zxx } –>I’ve been following the economy for awhile. Yes, we are in a bad downturn but, what gets me is the media.. Rather than being somewhat neutral to the issue they are betting on the apocalypse. There aim has me confused. rather than trying to see both sides of an issue they are aiming for getting average Joe into a clustfuck frenzy. Take Time Magazine for an example.

The 171 banks on the FDIC’s “problem list” encompass only about 2 percent of the nearly 8,500 FDIC-insured institutions. Still, the increase from 117 in the second quarter is sharp, and the current tally is the highest since late 1995. (See pictures of the stock market crash of 1929.)

OK.. first off 171 banks out of 8500 A whole 2% (2.011%).. WOW… but look at the eye-catcher here. “See Pictures of the Stock market Crash of 1928” what the fuck? stock market.. ? yet the article is speaking about FDIC insured banks?  Why not just throw in some pictures of nukes while we are at it .

Reading further into the article you will also see.

The FDIC said total assets held by troubled institutions climbed from $78.3 billion to $115.6 billion — a figure that suggests that the nation’s top 20 banks aren’t on the list, even though they are getting slammed, too, by the growing credit crisis. The FDIC does not reveal the names of the institutions it deems troubled. (See pictures of the recession of 1958.)

Nice even though the top 20 banks are not on the list we would like to remind you something that happened 50 years ago k thx. Sure the economy is in a downturn but due to deregulation and other things the market to my belief is overinflated the fuck outta. Big businesses have been having a field day trying to break down things and increasing the cost of everything , Im surprised they have not added a device to count your farts for some sort of health diet.  The way the banks have gone I saw it coming but I was never sure when this was going to hit , Back about 2 years ago i was getting credit card applications on a daily basis and when i saw this I only thought to myself “this is going to end well”. The banks got themselves into this situation and now they are screaming for help when what they did came back to bite them in the ass like a bear chasing a man coated in beef and Honey.

What is Ironic to me is rather than help the people who are directly affected by this the banks got bailed out and the people who have lost there houses have not, So what the hell. I mean thats like helping out a drunk driver rather than the person he hit. Honestly this 700billion dollar bailout stinks like hell and more and more companies and businesses are jumping on the ME TOO bandwagon even though they have caused these issues on there own,  Car makers… Rather than make fuel efficient cars they kept coming out with beastly huge ass cars that got 0.1 mile to the gallon, when oil peaked this year they did not adjust there strategy to cope with the situation.

If you follow crude oil prices they had at least 5 years of forewarning. Other car makers adjusted around the time oil started spiking, and they are not nearly as bad off as US car makers. Oil companies keep posting these all time record profits and yet every time they say it has nothing to do with them ripping off people by gouging them which makes no sense.

My opinion here.. Sure it sounds bad but, Let these companies fail. its a hard lesson but rather than propping them up Every time they decide to have drunken bender of loaning out billions to people who honestly could not afford it, i think the banks should have some responsibility here. Same with the Car companies. Every time i hear bailout these days I cringe because, these bailouts are not working as intended. Bail out the average Joe rather than these companies. Don’t even put the money in there hands just say hey your mortgage is payed for x months, and give them a contract that says they have to either straighten up finances or get out of dodge.


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Election 2008…….. Its almost over. Thankfully

After 10 months straight of listening to the drum beat of each person trying to get elected for president and the news and every other form of communication going

Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Palin, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Palin Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Palin Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain, Obama, McCain………………….

I’m sick of it, neither side has anything really to offer, One is a windbag of empty promises, other is a windback of empty changes. Honestly i dont care anymore , both sides are corrupt, no matter whos voted its still going to be the same old shit. I am just going to vote in local elections not for president and if i do I am going to vote Bugs Bunny

Maybe in 4 years it will be more than a popularity contest. All in all I’m sick of the Obamatrons and the McCainobots..


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The banking crisis and how it seems to stand now.

Well right now with banks shuting down because of bank runs , Subprime Mortgages, and Idoits running the whole thing we are currently in an economic clusterfuck. Indy Mac and Fanny mae just got Picked up by the FDIC. I’ve been passively watching other banks and noticed that wacovia bank has lost over 72% of its value in the last 9 months.  My bank which i have a savings account through Has lost over 63% of its value in the same time.

It bothers me that you turn on the news and the financial news says “Everythings great! the housing market is up .5% , when year to date its actually down ALOT! If you go to sites that are out of the US basically you get the message of Hold on to your ass cuz your going for ride

The US needs to stop trying to save the banks and try to save the people. As far as i see it they have been screwing off and making inflation go batshit.

Every time we bail out a bank we are just setting up for a higher fall, every time the Interest rate is cut we are getting higher up. We are going to be up shits creek if we keep on saving banks. Unfortunatly at this time we keep doing this we if a major closure happens that we cant control , we are just going to go into freefall from all the propping up of the econimy , Its better off to slowly Fix the issues at hand , irony has it when i was a kid there was a cartoon that perfectly made sense of inflation . Its like a balloon, for every time you cause inflation the balloon inflates. cause too much inflation and it burst. we need to figure out how to slowly deflate the econimy and defuse the banking crisis. which Rather than gov bail out . they should fix it for themselves.

Sure jobs will be lost, but in the end by not keep bailing them out the landing will not be like jumping off a skyscraper

but overall the banks are to blame on this one. they are the ones that went out and offered dirtcheap mortgages that were effectively poisoned from the start. the ARM… will literaly cost you an arm and leg.

The US gov wants to give money to the banks. Why not do the more sound thing.. give the money to the people to save there houses, or at least give them an option to get out free if they can not prove a sound economic stance.  Its really bad that people loose there houses and yet the banks profit by getting huge bail outs.

Times are tough… even myself i’ve cut down on coffee =p


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you are a [name brand coffee goes here] democrat… Ok media blow me…

Alright i do not associate my coffee habits with which political party i prefer…. but the boston globe apparently thinks that the average joe is..

the Boston Globe starts off with

WESTWOOD – Yes, Tina Powderly is a Democrat, and yes, on this particular day she did happen to be at a Starbucks, and yes, all right, she does support Barack Obama.

So lets break this down… Random person .. who just happens to be at x , has the election decision of z. than it gets worse… much worse… as like any badly written script here comes the lead in

But no, Powderly does not consider herself a “Starbucks Democrat.” She resists the term, with its suggestion that she has little in common with “Dunkin’ Donuts Democrats,” who are seen as more likely to back Hillary Clinton.

ahh here we go … lets decipher this horror story , apparently your political standards are decided by which coffee shop you prefer your coffee from? what the fuck? seriously? google it and find out… you will laugh like I just did. also this article seems only point at one side of the coin, where the republicans in this? Maybe there decided by which beer you drink? Anyways the writing if this gets even worse after the point .. reading further

Perhaps, but coffee and class have merged into political shorthand as commentators, campaign operatives, and bloggers alike try to make sense of this highly caffeinated campaign season. In several primaries and caucuses, Obama has shown strength among white-collar professionals with a college degree – the so-called “Starbucks Demo crats” – while Clinton has won support from blue-collar workers with a high school degree, dubbed “Dunkin’ Donuts Democrats.”

Coffee has not a damn thing to do with this political article , and making sense of this nonsense is even better. I mean seriously branding a political campaign with this crap. Starbucks bucks is like a overpriced overrated hooker with a fake accent. while dunkin donuts is like a cheap hooker that just barely pleases you that you cant understand.

who ever coined this term should be boiled in coffee.. When i get coffee I’m not thinking of what political affiliation i am with. I am thinking i want coffee simple as that. It’s almost as if there branding you to what type of sheep you are. As for the 2008 political campaign, my opinion will be decided after the circus is over , not the crap on TV right now because its ridiculous. Also what does that make of me if i really care to go that far, Alright ill bite…

Since i like neither StarSucks or dunkin blownuts, It must mean i am an independent thinking person that doesn’t go along with the masses just because something is there… this superficial branding crap has to go.

The whole reasoning of this article is just to stir up nonsense crap. it starts off on a note of coffee = side , than finishes out by saying this whole article is meaningless in the last paragraph.

That night, after Obama won all three contests, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile noted that Obama fared well “with the Dunkin’ Donut Democrats as well as the Starbucks Democrats. That’s important in terms of putting together a winning coalition.”

so basically after reading the entire thing it brings you back to square one, Meaningless, and as far as politics go my votes decided, see below

The article as its written is just horrible… I hope november comes fast because any more of this political bantering over pot vs kettle and i am going to go nuts.


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Network Nuetrality again…

it seems after the network Neutrality issue is being dragged up again.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118910051959919525.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

From the article

Justice Department Opposes ‘Net Neutrality’

Associated Press

Word Count: 323 | Companies Featured in This Article: AT&T, Verizon Communications, Comcast

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Thursday said Internet service providers should be allowed to charge a fee for priority Web traffic.

The agency told the Federal Communications Commission, which is reviewing high-speed Internet practices, that it is opposed to “Net neutrality,” the principle that all Internet sites should be equally accessible to any Web user.

Several phone and cable companies, such as AT&T Inc., …

the companies want to Prioritize traffic , traffic shaping. Which in the right hands maybe a good thing. but this is not going to happen. they just want to squeeze more money out of the net. to make sites Pay for there bandwidth used on there network and create another revenue avenue.

an article from SlashDot.org http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/07/09/06/2329200.shtml

“I was saddened (though not surprised) to read that the Justice Department opposes net neutrality saying that it could “hamper development of the internet.” While it may seem counter-intuitive to me, they argue that allowing ISPs to provide different levels of service/speed for different content will benefit consumers. They did promise to “continue to monitor and enforce any anticompetitive conduct to ensure a competitive broadband marketplace” — not that anyone was worried about that.”

Has the DOJ looked around lately ? there is No competition , and with opposing network neutrality it would only dig this hole further. Now, if you have not traveled out the US you will not realize how badly companies have hamstringed US broadband. First off DSL which rather than upgrade to fiber the companies would rather use existing infrastructure thats aging beyond its years. years back there was an inititave that was suppose to have the US on fiber but that dissapeared. (google 200 billion rip off to find out about that). all this talk about having a “high” and “low” speed lane on the internet they want to create. ITS ALREADY HERE. Look around, low speed lanes. AOL, People PC, Net zero , etc. high speed lanes COX HSI , Verizon Fios(limited areas) , comcast , etc.

Anyways getting back to limited point of view. if you have never been outside the US , you would not believe the speed options you have , In sweden for example – For less than $20 a month you have 100mb up and 100mb down speeds. which is currently 25times faster than most ISP’s in the US , and I do discredit speedboost and light speed or whatever the hell its called because its only a speed burst.

Other counties have no problems devoloping there Internet why should we have any problem unless lobbying gets in the way…….


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clinton transcript, on fox news. bill goes postal.

WASHINGTON — The following is a partial transcript of the Sept. 24, 2006, edition of “FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace”:“FOX NEWS SUNDAY” CHRIS WALLACE: This week [President William Jefferson Clinton] hosted his second annual Global Initiative forum in New York. More than $7 billion was pledged to tackle some of the worst problems in developing countries, such as poverty, disease and climate change.As part of the conference, Mr. Clinton agreed to his first one-on-one interview ever on “FOX News Sunday.” The ground rules were simple: 15 minutes for our sit-down, split evenly between the Global Initiative and anything else we wanted to ask. But as you’ll see now in the full, unedited interview, that’s not how it turned out.

(more…)


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Social Security bullshit. Drugs part 2

Well i’ve posted before about this.. way back when i started this site and just recently . and Now its gotten beyond annoying because socail Security has onces again trying to say im somehow better.. yet in the last 2 months i’ve been denied allergy medication and i’ve been short of paralized with migraines every few days.

the last 2 times i’ve gone through this the people who decide my case have been trying to use a clause change to medicare to get me off of the system, Carpel Tunnel is not covered by the *system*. the problem is, I dont have just carpel tunnel i have a polyneuropathy. basicly means more than one type of nerve damage. unFortunately these just feed off each other and gets worse as time proceeds.

Now the last time I had to fight this down to a lawyer but i got a look at the records the socail security admistration was using. and they had there whole case hinged on the fact they just wanted to knock me off on the carpel tunnel because while the reviewer was out of the room i opened to the first page of his noted which listed pretty much everything he wanted to *tell* me

in big letters underlined and circled was CARPEL TUNNEL if that doesnt tell you anything what does.


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“new” medicare

In the USA a new “program” has taken hold to replace an older one that was not broke but .. Our president George W. said it was broken and this program would run outta money soon. Well
in planetary terms maybe.. in terms of a large tree maybe.. in terms of our solar system maybe.

the *new* medicare Plan (D) .. is suppose to make perscription drugs cheaper.

Anyways this *new* program was suppose to make thing cheaper for the persons on this Program … indeed if you scratch the surface of this program. It looks like your saving something but the savings only come at a cost.. You have to be healthy.

as in no problems no colds no nothing. Once you are sick your cost start to go up. and certian medications are not covered.
So Initailly what i used to pay was 80$ month for medicare. now i pay 54$ a month for it. but heres where they get you. before there were no Co-Pays. co-pays are basicly where they charge you a small amount of cover the cost of there programs.

But heres where people get screwed by this new program
say you are paying 70$ for this new medicare , and you have 5perscriptions a month . now the copay on each drug can vary .. so depending on things you could pay 5 dollars saving you 5 dollars or the likely which you would pay 15$ which your over the original plans 70$ .. and also that doesnt cover the doctors appointments and such where you’d just go right over the old value .. ALSO… there is a chance by the new plan, one of those perscriptions is not covered where it used to so say you would have to pay anywhere from 40$ to 200$+ on a perscription that used to becovered
and also , the horrible thign i’ve noticed is these newer drug plans, is you have to pay out of pocket where before this Plan was deducted from your check from ssay retirement or whatever you maybe on so what happens to all the old people and young people for that matter that have things on there mind and they forget to pay because it was automated before, the US gov had also gone out on a PR campaign saying this was the best thing since sliced bread showing docters and reporters and citizens saying this was good what the US gov forgot to mention was..
ALL people in this commercails were ACTORS. and In no way did they go out of the way to say they were actors.. so WTF..
THis new GOV health care thing is a joke.. =(


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