Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Debt Commission = FAIL

Ok, you guys make huge "cuts". So huge, they can lower the deficit by $3.(something) Trillion over 10 years? Brav-fucking-o. We are running a deficit of over a Trillion dollars a year. This gets us NOWHERE, except $7 Trillion deeper in debt. It also gives big business huge tax breaks, but does nothing to pull jobs back from Asia and South America.

Thanks for your time, you are excused...

Since I despise complaining about a problem, without offering a solution;

Revise the tax code (Income Vs Tax) with zero deductions:
30-40K = 7% FLAT
40-60K = 11% FLAT
60-90K = 14% FLAT
90-200K = 17% FLAT
200-600K = 16% FLAT
600-2,500K = 15% FLAT (they are paying a lot more overall)
2,500k-INFINITY = 12% FLAT. (they can pay in gold ingots)

Some cuts:
Cut the Executive Branch 20%, FLAT (they will get just as much done, which is about zero)
Cut Defense 20% FLAT (close bases that are barely used and consolidate the rest, trim programs. Get out of Germany, South Korea and Okinawa.)
Phase out Social Security over 20 years (priceless)

Guess what? We have a balanced budget, plus a surplus! Once the National Debt is near nill, Congress can taper off all the percentages.  We can have some prosperity, for our kids and grandkids.

John Conyers' Crooked Family

Um, John. Why is your kid using a Congressional supplied vehicle? Why does he have $27,000 in concert tickets in the car? Why is Congress supplying cars to House or Senate members? They are all millionaires and make more per year than 95% of Americans?????


We REALLY need transparency in Congressional expenses, down to the individual and the dollar...



This won't end well, and it makes me sick..

Psst...Wanna Buy An Aircraft Carrier??

Snag the HMS Invincible today!!


XM-25 Rifle

It's a portable tactical Cluster Bomb....

Monday, November 29, 2010

.WAV Street Art


.wav from .wav on Vimeo.

Michael Franti

You can listen to his album at the link below, pretty good.


Bye Bye Leslie Nielsen

Talk about finishing a career on top?  He would get that joke.

US Government Pay Freeze??

Um, a softball for sure. Most of these people are over paid, get health insurance dirt cheap and get a killer pension.

Try cutting into those costs, and oh; Teach these employees how to budget. Give them an incentive to save money, not just "spend it or lose it" every year.

Japan Goes Van Crazy


Now they just need robot women IN THE VAN...

Why Doesn't ICE Stick To Deporting Illegals?



Friday, November 26, 2010

A Serbian Film

In the near future, this film will be making some headlines. As you might guess from this BLOG, I am not a prude, and I have no religion.

But this is the sickest piece of vile revolting shit I have ever seen. I only got 1/2 way through before I quit. That was when a doctor delivered a baby, and the mother watched and smiled while he fucked it. Still covered in her blood.

I am all for independent movies, but depicting this crap (even if it is based on a reality) is just vile. And spreads the seeds of evil deviant behaviour. So, um, just stop.


Royksopp - Vision One

Nice video, not sanctioned by the band.

Kinect Is Changing Things

The fact that it's open source is huge, and seeing what people are doing with it is something worth paying attention to.

NIN 'Only' Remix with Cinder and libfreenect from Benjamin Blundell on Vimeo.

CSS - Next Top Model

Too funny..

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Bickersons

This had me on the floor...
Jump to minute 5 if you don't want the nostalgic stuff.

Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod - Blanche's Expensive (7-17-51) .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine
The Bickersons - The Mink Coat .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine

Holly Throsby - "Here Is My Co-Pilot"

I found it impossible to stop this once it started.

Holly Throsby - "Here Is My Co-Pilot" from PEDESTRIAN.TV on Vimeo.

Baily White

A Thanksgiving story, for 2010.


Mega Piranha

This looks like the best movie ever.  With Greg Brady!!

If Marsha was in it, I woulf be sniffing an Oscar..

The ISS Looks More Like A Star Wars Set

More and more...click the pic to enlaarge.

Devil Inside

Nice on-line comic. It's updated from time to time, so you might want to follow @ToddStashwick on Twitter so you know when the next part is posted.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Stock Market

Woah, lost about 1.5% today. If you have $200K in your 401K, that's only $3000 in the hole. A few weeks pay. No biggie.

Keep your heads in the sand, keep losing your retirement. And Republicans want to do this with Social Security?? UM ok, our turn to say it. NOOOOOO!

Reboot - Buffy The Vampire Slayer


And the assholes lock Joss Whedon out of the whole project?  What a train wreck!  I see a fucking boycott in my near furure.

Honey Honey

Robyn (New CD - Body Talk)

This one is just the song, intersting..

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Exit Through The Gift Shop

I finally got to see the movie, and what an intersesting adventure.  It's like watching a real life swindle, or maybe not.  "Eye of the beholder" stuff.

Computer Majic

WTF? Why would anyone watch this?

Computer Magic - " Victory Gin" from The Tearist on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Why the Senate Should Ratify START Treaty NOW!

For decades, American inspectors have monitored Russian nuclear forces, putting into practice President Ronald Reagan's favorite maxim, "Trust, but verify." But since the old START Treaty expired last December, we have relied on trust alone. Until a new treaty comes into force, our inspectors will not have access to Russian missile silos and the world's two largest nuclear arsenals will lack the stability that comes with a rigorous inspection regime.

Full text here; http://blogs.state.gov/index.php/site/entry/op-ed_start

Stop holding the move towards world peace hostage...

Kitty, Kitty Romford = Funny

Rape Victim Charged With Underage Sex

Gotta love South Africa. A little girl gets gang raped by a bunch of little boys and the Government charges her with underage sex...  It's like Disney Land upside down.


Star Trek TNG Behind The Scenes


The pics at the link above are actually high quality, so save them to your computer for better viewing.

Silent City, 2006

The Silent City 1080p HD from Ruairi Robinson on Vimeo.

With Cillian Murphy from The Dark Knight...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Where'd The Money Go?

Now that we are at the tail end of the massive redistribution of America's wealth to the top earners, I thought I would toss in my perspective on it.

2002-2006 = Mortgage companies (and Realtors) go insane selling homes, by getting people to borrow money from their families and adjusting tax deductions upward. A failure cocktail. Adjustable rate mortgages rule..

2003-2008 = Banks buy up the mortgages and bundle them into "commodities". Which they sell shares for, to rich people at first (they get in at the bottom), then to pension plans and 401K managers next(not at the bottom). The late buyers inflate the prices, and the homes market rockets. The banks also hedge on these "commodities" going bust, selling that deal to the ultra rich.

2005 = I cash out my 401K and pay the tax of 13% on that.

2007-2008 = Big businesses start mass layoffs, allowing them to start saving cash, and their rich owners (mentioned above) sit back and watch. All the rich people see that the number of foreclosures are starting to rise (due to the unemployment they just created), so that triggers their sales in the "commodities" (they make a mint because all the 401K plans inflated the price). This tanks their value, and the value of the homes. This also pays off the Hedge Funds that hedged on the "commodities", and they make a mint from the banks. The 401K retirement plans don't even try to cash out their shares, and lose 40%-60% of their value. Yes, you were bent over the whole time.  TAKING IT.

2009 = The banks that did all this in the first place, get bail outs from the very people they just fucked over, that would be YOU.

2009-2010 = The banks begin a mass foreclosure campaign (bit-o-controversy) so they can take back all the "assets" (homes they sold to people they knew couldn't afford them) and now wait till their value to appreciate, then flip them later for another profit. They also pocket any cash home owners have paid to date, free of charge.

Through every step of this debacle, the rich have harvested what little wealth there is, from the middle class and poor (your retirement and savings). No one has done shit to make it right. We have been played and no one did a thing to stop it.  You can change that though.

Don't let the big banks do it to you again. Get your money out of any retirement account of any kind, and put it into long term CDs. Get away from the big banks, and into Credit Unions or smaller local banks.  Save some cash and pay off your credit cards, so you don't get screwed with fees (knuckle down and do it, I did).

Leave these greedy bastards to feed off each other, and not YOU.  PEACE.

Astro-Robonaut Two (R2) Meets Maureen Robinson

June Lockhart looks good for her age (second from the left circa 1965, below).



So... we can create and trap antimatter?  We need to perfect the containment, then I can build the GUN!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

God Punnishes For Attempted Theft


Imagine what would have happened if he had gotten the box open?

Putting Photoshop CS5 On The Wish List.

Obama's India Trip

It was a Military arms deal.  I guess the worked that in between dancing with kids and visiting the Mosque.


They don't mention the missile defense system that I heard in other reports.  It should keep a few contractors on the job.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


I received a signed copy of this video today, by the artist and film maker.  Who the hell does that??

Black Rose [Eliza Rickman] from Damon Stea on Vimeo.

Here's the other one.  Buy the CD already..

Eliza Rickman - Cinnamon Bone from Damon Stea on Vimeo.

Making of the Cinnamon Bone video..

"Cinnamon Bone" Behind the Scenes from Damon Stea on Vimeo.

Indiana Jones - Star Wars Crossover

Who do you trust to take a bad idea, and make it worse?  Disney, of course..

Watch in HD and full screen.

There are some redeeming stunts, and having Anthony Daniels there with Seth Green was cool. Who's the blond chick??

Jack Johnson, PG County Exec. Is Toast..

His lovely wife had $80,000 dollars in cash stuffed in her bra and panties.  The FBI agent who counted the money was quoted "I don't support money laundering, but these bills need a good washin'!".


Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kings Of Convenience..

Are better live than most bands in studio..

An older favorite..

And Toxic Girl

Slow News Day..

G-20 bullshit, attacks in Iraq, but they formaed a new Government.  Now can they keep it??

Subcarpati - Am crescut pe la Romana from z00x on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Um, Hell Yes!! Radio Controlled Jet Plane

Is Casteller Bravery Or Supidity?

Casteller from Mike Randolph on Vimeo.

I guess, from either perspective, it's damn intense! Watch this full screen..

California Missile Launch


We were talking about this at work today, and a lot of people think it was a Chinese boat sending off a test missile.  I can't think of what they would gain from it.  The US hasn't threatened them militarily, at all.

Totally different for North Korea.  They could sneak a diesel Submarine into those shallow waters, broach the surface, and fire one of their long range missiles into the middle of the Pacific Ocean.  Then sneak away.  Surface at night and run the diesel...

Not to hard to double up the battery and charging capability, to run longer and faster, under water.

Monday, November 8, 2010

An Open Letter To The LEFT

Ok, you are not happy about the elections, I get that. So what went wrong?
I can’t say this is happening everywhere, but here where I am, the young 18-25 year olds are not registering to vote. They are all afraid of having to do Jury Duty. I blame the parents for this, and listening to other youth.

The black vote didn’t turn out. I heard more than one black voter say “I have no reason to vote this year”. Um, really? The black vote is a huge reason Obama got into office. Why the hell wouldn’t you want to make it a bit easier to get work done??

Where do we go from here?

The far Left is pretty pissed, but you need to chill out. Congress and Obama are going to go a little to the Right, just to keep things moving along. Deal with it. The clock is ticking. 2012 should be fine if the big US Companies (who have kept unemployment high for 2 years for a reason, and that was 2 Nov 2010) start hiring again, things will improve.

The Left needs to just be patient. They need to get the youth registered to vote. And wait. In 15-20 years, the baby boomers will be tapering off, and the hippes of the 1960s/1970s will ring in the next big wave, as the elderly vote. It’s just a waiting game, and just a matter of time, until the Right becomes the fringe of society.

Short term: I hope all the Bush tax cuts expire. We have been under taxed for 12 years. We wouldn't have a deficit if we were not. And Small Businesses pay little or no tax, just like the big companies. They get tons of credits from Federal and State programs. Stop holding us hostage.

Tweak the Healthcare law, but repealing or "kicking" it will be impossible. I hope Republicans spend 2 years trying to pull that off. 2012 will be a cake walk.

Balance the budget, and make that the LAW: HHS, DOD, Welfare and Social Security need fixing/cutting. Start running a surplus and pay down the debt. These can be done fairly. The easiest; Discourage expansion of Welfare/Foodstamps, by not increasing payments if people pile up babies. You have one, you get this much, you have three kids, you get no more. A dick thing to say? Yep. Smart? Yep. 

Notice I didn't mention Medicare?  Keep your eyes open and you will see why.

Being Horny Can Kill You


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bonde Do Role

Why the hell is youdumbass flagging this as inapropriate?  Ok, this one must be "wholesome"..


I guess you do whatever you can to get the word out...

Suckerpunch Trailer

Astro Robonaut 2A

http://360vr.com/2010/11/05-nasa-tweetup_9198/ Pan around, see the team...

Cliffs Along The Sea

Cliffs Along The Sea from Christian Hansen on Vimeo.

Wow, how the hell did they film this??  I don't see a hint of CGI.

I Love Roller-Coasters!

Smut Cave

My first exposure to Smut, was a racy calendar that my Grandpa had up at his work bench. I had to be about five years old, and I realized all the way back then, that this was on the edge of being smut.

Fast forward past the chance encounters with actual smut up till my teens, and we get to the point that I am 16 years old. This was when I was still to young to purchase smut, but damn I wanted it...

I took to shoplifting Playboy Magazines, from the local grocery store (you could get them there in the 1970's). I only stole about 5 of them, and I always picked up a Mad Magazine or Omni, to make up for it (a bit).

My "smut cave" was the traditional under mattress type, until it was all tragically lost in a house fire, on Easter day, in 1978. I can only guess God was punnishing me for my transgression?

It didn't stop me though (sorry God), and I was soon 18 years old and in the Navy, where I could buy all the smut I wanted, once boot camp was over.


Well done music.

Yves Rossy - JetMan

Watch in HD.

Friday, November 5, 2010

China, Germany And South Africa Are Pissed


I understand their concern, but I guess they miss the obvious. If America's economy is in the dumps, we are not buying China's goods. It's a matter of balance, but they want things tilted their way. Sorry..

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mitch McConnell Took 48 Hours To Fold

I hope the Tea Party listened to Mitch "tiptoe" around raising the National Debt limit (which he will and he calls "discretionary spending" in the video below), and deflect all of your scathing criticism of Republicans.  Less than 2 days after the election, and Mitch is dismissing that it had anything with Republicans.  I guess he missed Delaware, Kentucky, Nevada, and the rest??  Was he ever watching the elections?  Please watch for a similar "lowering expectations" style speech from Boehner soon.

Mitch is at the link here:  Mitch at the Heritage Foundation, 11-4-10.

I have been harping on the National Debt issue for years, way before Dick Cheney said "Deficits don't matter" on every talk show he could find, in 2004. Do a search for it, if you doubt it, I was watching it closely back then. Was Dick right or wrong??

Well, seems Mitch must have napped through all the calls to C-Span from Tea Party members saying "We are watching you", to the Republicans.  I hope you (and I am talking to you Tea Party) rise up when Republicans raise the Debt Ceiling, just to give their big business buddies tax breaks.  That is what is most important to them, and you will see that if you watch closely.  We here in the middle get to pay for their Jaguars and Mansions, again and again.  They won't cut anything either, and anything that does get cut, they will blame on Democrats somehow.

They think (the Pubs) that they played everyone into a lather, and won.  Now they think they can cool off the Tea Party and get them to (again) bend over and take it for big business' bottom line. Hey, you never got a paycheck from a poor person, right?  Please don't get fooled again, and pay close attention to what Congress actually does, not the lies they tell you during campaigns.  Call them on the carpet in town halls, and contact them often.  Let them know what you think of what they voted on each day.  I do.

Look around you, see all the small businesses that folded before, or right after, Obama got sworn in?  Were those Obama's fault?  Seriously, were they?  No, they were not.  Small business' don't fold after a few bad quarters, it was a sustained effort that started after 2004.  Middle class wages flat-lined (or fell), and companies accelerated shipping jobs to South America and Asia.

Well, you guys need to watch this stuff as close as the others are, so we can all pounce on the bad ones together in 2012.

Burma (via China) Blocks The Internet Ahead Of Elections

The junta just doesn't want videos of protesters getting beaten/shot/arrested put up on the net...


Fucking assholes, they should know video will leak. Always does.

I'm not saying there is NOT corrution here in US elections, as it happens all the time.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

About Those US 2010 Elections

Just wanted to say; I get totally drunk, then go vote. That way I don't remember what I did, and have no remorse over the next two years.

So GO REPUBLICANS! Hey, at the very least, they all have to work together, right? Simple obstruction will only kill you in 2012. They know this.

As far as Democrats go, they still have the power. Any "undoing" proposed by the House, will be killed in the Senate. It will cost Harry his job in 2012, which is more than fine. I was only happy for his return, because of the alternative (bye bye Engel).

Poor Sharron sails off into the Sunset, and since she thinks the world is flat, she will drop off the edge and never be heard from again. have a good trip.

It will be interesting to see what happens when the vote on raising the National Debt ceiling comes up. John (Orange) Bo[eh]ner will have to get real creative. I predict he increases it, but promises to immediately get out a big knife and start making cuts. He will then embrace everything Obama's Debt Commission (which he opposed) proposes.  He did the same thing with his "Bum-Rush For America".

The Republicans drew the line they have to walk, for the next two years. They pounded "big spending elite" and "government takeover" into people's heads. Now you (John) have to walk that line. Good luck, your own members will revolt, and the Democrats can take a vacation.  The Blue-Dogs can even join with you, and gain a lot of points...

On the up-side, 2012 is looking fantastic, because Democrats can sit back and watch for two years, while Republicans try to live up to their promises.

Titanic Exhibit

Kind of cool, I guess.

Coconuts, I Was So Worried...


Cutting down all the coconuts in the City, what the hell?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Anyone Care About Iraq?

Yes?? Wow, on election night in the US. Um, a handful of Muslims killed 60+ other Muslims in Iraq today. They killed zero Americans in Iraq today. Just saying...


Mount Merapi, Java

Pretty stunning time lapsed photo.  Almost looks CGI.  Click it for full size.

Eliza Rickman

Black Rose [Eliza Rickman] from Damon Stea on Vimeo.

I supported this video...a bit.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Get Your Bumper Stickers!

I also have the variations:

"Don't Eat Candy"
"Don't Have Just One Wife"
"Don't Smoke Or Drink"
"Don't Be All Fucking Gay"
"Don't Be Gay In The Military"
"Don't Say Fuck Too Much"
"Don't Have Fun"

Just drop a comment with what you want, and suggest variations! I will send you the sticker with a self addressed, stamped envelope.  You send me a blank check, and I won't trigger the remote detonator.

Rally To Restore Sanity (a few more pics)

I was pretty much dead center of the middle picture, which was taken from the steps of the Supreme Court, across the street from The Mall.  Click pics to enlarge them.

Jesus Was HIV Positive, Who Knew??


So says a SA Christian Church.