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Thursday, March 31, 2011

The best footage of a tsunami that I have ever viewed

Forget about all those Hollywood movies and F/X that depict a tsunami as a big sea wave, crashing on shore. A tsunami is a rapid rise in water level that just seems to never stop. Overwhelming and unrelenting.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Government Can't Do Anything Right...

Or Can They?
Found this at Lugosi's blog, which he found on FaceBook.  Well worth passing along:

This morning I awoke to my alarm clock, powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US Department of Energy.  I took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility.  After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) determined the weather was going to be, using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  I watched this while eating my breakfast of US Department of Agriculture inspected food, and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

At the appropriate time, as regulated by the U.S. Congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the US Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved automobile and set out to work on the roads built by local, state, and federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of the quality level determined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank.  On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the U.S. Postal Service and wave to the the kids being taken to the public school.

After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to a house which is not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and fire marshal’s inspections, and which not has been plundered of all its valuables thanks to the local Police Department.  Finally, I can log onto the internet, which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration, and post on forums about how socialism in medicine is bad because the government can't do anything right.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Las Vegas Long Haul

We had "long-haulers" on Maui too. If you complained to the owner (not Art, but the ass-wipe that bought Royal from him) about other drivers doing this, you were on his shit list.

Companies that "split the meter" with the driver would tend to shut their eyes to these violations because it is extra money in the company's coffers. Companies that just charge a flat lease fee for X number of hours of cab usage don't have a financial interest in promoting this form of illegal activity.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor Dead

Liz died today (Wednesday 23-March-2011) at the age of 79 from congestive heart failure.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

UCLA Girl - Rant Against Asians in the Library [OFFICIAL]

I have absolutely no problem with what this lady has said. It was a true statement of facts from her perspective and anyone who does have an issue with this probably doesn't understand the U.S. Constitution.
"Let's all be careful out there!"

Q: What do Tokyo and Oklahoma City have in common?

A: They both sit on the North American tectonic Plate.
Until last weeks temblor, I did not know that.  The northern half of Honshu Island, and all the islands to the north, from just south of Tokyo are part of the North American Plate.

Isn't it nice to learn something new everyday?
"Let's all be careful out there!"target

Monday, March 14, 2011


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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Assorted videos and slide shows of the earthquake/tsunami from Hawai'i & Japan

It is now believed that there were over 10,000 deaths in just the Miyaki Prefecture alone.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Friday, March 11, 2011

More Tsunami Video

Click the "FULL SCREEN" icon to see the big picture.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

8.9 Earthquake generates 13 ft (4m) tsunami

Pacific Basin on Tsunami Alert
A magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan’s northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland. At least one person was killed and there were reports of several injuries in Tokyo, hundreds of miles away, where buildings shook violently through the main quake and the wave of massive aftershocks that followed.

To stay updated, just follow the stories on the news tracker at the top of the blog and the USGS links on the left sidebar.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

"Life`s not about waiting for the storms to pass..."

"It`s about learning to dance in the rain."

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Monday, March 07, 2011

Kilauea - March, 2011

This image is NOT some artist's concept of an alien world:
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Wednesday, March 02, 2011


The greatest joke ever played on mankind.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Ancient Chinese Proverb:

"There is no smaller package than a man wrapped up in himself."

Charlie Sheen: (I am) "tired of pretending I'm not a total, bitchin' rock star from Mars."

"Let's all be careful out there!"