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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tiny Tim says:

Puns for Educated Minds

1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.

5. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

6. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

7. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

8. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'

9. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger, then it hit me.

10. In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your Count that votes.

There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.

Friday, December 23, 2011

On the Waterfront

Sign the Card!”
Quote from a union organizer

YOUR WORK LIFE [pdf document]

Thursday, December 22, 2011


No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money: Every Picture Tells A Story, Part Two: In October, [was] posted a graphic developed by Rob Vance that showed the progress in the growth of firearms carry rights from 1986 through 201...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ancient melody found from 1480 in a Wicklow County pre-Reformation monestary

Fortunato nell'amore Check it out.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

For those who mourn

Chiquitita, tell me whats wrong
Youre enchained by your own sorrow
In your eyes there is no hope for tomorrow
How I hate to see you like this
There is no way you can deny it
I can see that youre oh so sad, so quiet

Chiquitita, tell me the truth
Im a shoulder you can cry on
Your best friend, Im the one you must rely on
You were always sure of yourself
Now I see youve broken a feather
I hope we can patch it up together

Chiquitita, you and I know
How the heartaches come and they go and the scars theyre leaving
Youll be dancing once again and the pain will end
You will have no time for grieving
Chiquitita, you and I cry
But the sun is still in the sky and shining above you
Let me hear you sing once more like you did before
Sing a new song, chiquitita
Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, chiquitita

So the walls came tumbling down
And your loves a blown out candle
All is gone and it seems too hard to handle
Chiquitita, tell me the truth
There is no way you can deny it
I see that youre oh so sad, so quiet

Chiquitita, you and I know
How the heartaches come and they go and the scars theyre leaving
Youll be dancing once again and the pain will end
You will have no time for grieving
Chiquitita, you and I cry
But the sun is still in the sky and shining above you
Let me hear you sing once more like you did before
Sing a new song, chiquitita
Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, chiquitita
Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, chiquitita

Point of Reference -- just in

Perks of reaching 50 Or being over 60 And heading towards 70 or beyond!

1. Kidnappers are not very Interested in you.

2. In a hostage situation, You are likely to be released first.

3. No one expects you to run --Anywhere.

4. People call at 9 PM (or 9 AM) and ask, 'Did I wake you?'

5. People no longer view you as a Hypochondriac.

6. There is nothing left To learn the hard way.

7. Things you buy now Won't wear out.

8. You can eat Supper at 4 PM.

9. You can live without sex But not your glasses.

10. You get into heated arguments About pension plans.

11. You no longer think of speed limits As a challenge.

12. You quit trying to hold Your stomach in no matter who walks Into the room.

13. You sing along With elevator music.

14. Your eyes won't get Much worse.

15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.

17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.

18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.

19. You can't remember Who sent you this list.

Under any circumstances, Take a sleeping pill, and a laxative on
The same night! [sic]

Source: We Are Not a Glum Lot! - AA-Meetings

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Experience invariably trumps Theory

Democratic Lawmakers Urge Obama to Veto Gun Measure - Readers' Comments - NYTimes.com

Readers' Comments - NYTimes.com
Terry Seale
Tennessee, ex-New Yorker
November 16th, 2011
11:24 am

1. After driving in NY, Washington DC, and Chicago, I realize why so many people in these places are against concealed carry and handgun ownership. They are so angry and frustrated with their living conditions that they know to their core that, were they to carry a gun, they would be a murderer several times over. They are not afraid of guns. They are afraid of themselves with a gun.

2. I have an autographed copy here of John Lott's book "More Guns Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws", 3d ed., University of Chicago Press, 2010. Using official government data sets, Lott proves that counties with higher gun populations suffer less crime than those with less.

Milton Friedman said, "Lott has done us all a service by his thorough, thoughtful, scholarly approach to a highly controversial issue." A researcher at Yale Law School, Lott has finally discredited the myths of anti-gunners. It is now well-settled and foolish to deny.

3. The Minutemen, the 1812 regiments, and the Civil War warriors all provided their own weapons when they became active duty militia. That's why they needed arms--Readiness. It's Redcoat General Gage that banned them. Sgt. York proved the point.

4. A driving license is a privilege granted by the police. Arms bearing is an inalienable Right granted by Divine Providence which, first the British King was obliged to recognize and protect, and then which our Constitution regarded as the most precious natural Right, second only to Free Speech. The police have nothing to do with that Right, except that their interference with it is forbidden as it is with Free Speech. Nothing needs to be proved, explained, or answered for that Right to obtain. "Don't Tread On Me." Remember?

5. The prosecution and persecution of Bernard Goetz caused many thousands to move out of New York. His civil rights were railroaded (no pun intended). But no matter how they hurt him, he came out a lot better than Kitty Genovese.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

From Shawn

The Currency War: Macro vs. Micro

Wed, Nov 16 2011, 14:56 GMT
by Shawn Beecher Market Traders Institute, Inc. (MTI)

When a trader enters any market they need to decide what role they will play within that market. I have been teaching traders to trade currency for over six years and what I have learned is this: a trader with no clear identity is a losing trader. This lack of identity is most detrimental when trying to analyze the market when conditions are similar to what they have been over the past few weeks.

If you are a short term trader, let me give you some advice—stop trading now! With the volatility and lack of clear trends that we are seeing on the 5-15 minute time frames, your technical analysis has probably been failing you more than it has been helping you. And, due to the lack of precision with most robots and systems these have also been failing miserably. If you are seeking more guidance on trading this market under the current conditions, I will try to make this easy for you to understand. Continue to sell the EURO, NZD, and CHF against the USD. Do your best to not let the short-term waves disrupt your trading strategy and accept the fact that if you are going to try to capture these larger moves, you will need to decrease your lot size so you can increase your stops to survive the volatility.

Here’s what’s been working for me:

1. Pay attention to the larger time frames (the small ones are full of Bull and Bear traps) and use them to place entry’s.

2. Look for at least three correlating technical reasons to enter a trade (I mean it, at least THREE).

3. Set your stops based on this larger time frame just above previous highs (if selling) and just below previous lows (if buying).

4. Plot the most current Fibonacci on the larger time frame and take into account the possible retracement, or extension, and make sure that your stops reflect this also.
5. Take your larger time frame and divide it by four (this is just a rule of thumb) and look for relevant areas of support and resistance, or even the short-term trend lines, and use this to determine the limits for your trades.

6. Finally, realize that when you capture PIPs, you take them to live and fight another day.

Some issues to watch for would be…, you will find that where a normal risk-to-reward of 1:2 (or even 1:3) is standard, in this market you should be happy getting 1:1.5 (and in extreme cases even 1:1). That means that the only way to make money in this market for the next couple weeks is if you are right more than you are wrong. And, if you are not confident, then stay out for a couple of weeks at least.

As an experienced trader and educator, I strongly recommend using this time to learn. So that when the market is once again ready for you, you will be ready for the market.

Monday, November 07, 2011


A penguin is driving down the road on a trip away from home. Suddenly, he hears a big thump then the car stalls out with lot's of steam and smoke coming from the engine. Fortunately there is a service station right there and he was able to coast into the station.

He explained to the mechanic that he was far from home and pleaded with the mechanic to fix it right away.

The mechanic agreed and told the penguin that he needed about a half hour and suggested the penguin go across the street to a lunchroom.

The penguin went over there, had a nice lunch, got himself an ice cream cone, and went back to the station.

As the mechanic looked up and saw him, he said,"It looks like you blew a seal."

The penguin said quickly, "Oh, no, no, that's just some ice cream."

Friday, November 04, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

H.R. 822, the so-called “National Reciprocity Act,”

Dudley Brown ✆ to Terry
show details 3:28 PM (12 hours ago)

from Dudley.Brown@nationalgunrights.org


Last week I told you some well-meaning, but in my opinion very misguided pro-gunners are working to pass a bill that could turn into a Trojan Horse for more gun control.

I was talking about H.R. 822, the so-called “National Reciprocity Act,” which could open the flood gates of gun control.

I’m calling it the National CCW Registration Act.

While the idea that all states should recognize a concealed weapons permit is sound public policy, the use of the anti-gun federal bureaucracy to implement it is simply foolish.

Can I count on you to take action RIGHT NOW? Rep. Lamar Smith is the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee that will hear H.R. 822, the National CCW Registration Act.

I need you to call House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith and make clear that you want to keep the government’s hands off your permit and that you are opposed to federal intrusion into the concealed weapons permit process.

Once the federal government is in the business of setting the standards for concealed carry permits, it’s only a matter of time before they start using that power to restrict our rights.

Now you may hear arguments that this bill doesn’t do that, and maybe that’s true... for now.

Even worse, once this bill starts moving, anyone can amend the bill with anything... and no legislation can bind a future Congress in any way.

That doesn’t count what Obamacrats in the Department of Justice might dream up as the “regulations” to carry out the legislative “intent.”

Gun owners have enough trouble with Republican-run Executive branches implementing the law improperly. Does anyone really think the Obama Administration is going to treat gun owners fairly?

I know many of you are frustrated that you can carry in some states but not others -- I’m frustrated, too.

I carry concealed every day, everywhere I go, and have worked to expand the ability of citizens to carry in dozens of states.

I believe I should be able to carry concealed -- without a permit -- in all 50 states. That’s what “bear arms” means. Believe me, that’s a long-term policy goal for the National Association for Gun Rights.

But mark my words, H.R. 822, the National CCW Registration Act, will become nothing more than a Trojan Horse for even more federal gun control.

I understand that many who support this bill sincerely just want their right to carry respected -- but cannot due to the fact that their state or another won’t do the right thing.

But the devil is truly in the details... and the details are where H.R. 822 gets sticky.

This bill isn’t just about the right to carry for self defense -- it’s a battle over the role of government and the ability to restrict our Second Amendment rights.

Once gun owners let the Obamacrats start mandating whether states recognize permit reciprocity, they will want to mandate what it takes to get and keep those permits.

We’re talking about:
More onerous standards to acquire a permit, so that only FBI agents can pass muster (look at New York’s permit system);
Higher fees;
More training requirements;
A demonstration of “Need” for a permit;
More frequent renewal periods;
Federally-mandated waiting periods;
A national database of all permit holders, accessible by Attorney General Eric Holder;
An extensive, federally-created list of Criminal Safezones, where only criminals will carry and where law-abiding gun owners are vulnerable;
The list of potential problems is endless.
I need you to call House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith at (202)225-4236 and make clear that you want to keep the government’s hands off your permit and that you oppose federal intrusion into the concealed weapons permit process.

I haven’t even mentioned that this legislation would shred the Constitutional Carry provisions that are on the books in Arizona, Alaska, Vermont and Wyoming.

It doesn’t stop with just concealed carry. They’ll co-opt the bill to expand the national Brady Registration Check system to block military veterans with PTSD or individuals with misdemeanor convictions from even OWNING firearms -- much less use them for self defense.

I don’t believe the intentions of the bill sponsors are intrinsically bad -- they’re just naive and misguided.

Many statists in Washington will co-opt H.R. 822 as part of their grab for more federal power and less individual liberty.

Even now, the statists in Congress are trying to adopt a National ID card, complete with biometric data that they’ve forced the states to conform to their mandated drivers license “standards.” The National Association for Gun Rights has been part of a group of liberty-minded organizations which have passed state legislation forbidding cooperation with a National ID card.

While many in the institutional gun control lobby will tell you this is a step forward for CCW permit holders, make no mistake, the National CCW Registration Act is a misguided attempt to protect our rights. It’s like asking the fox to guard the hen house.

They will use this bill as the foundation to create a federal database of CCW permit holders. And then they can link it everywhere the Feds have database connections -- state police, doctors and insurance companies under Obamacare, and Medicaid/Medicare.

I’m sorry, but I refuse to entrust my liberty and privacy to a “trust us, they won’t do that” approach to dealing with Obama, the gun-grabbers or frankly most politicians of either party in Washington.

I need you to make some noise, right now!

Here’s what you can do to help
I need you to call House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith at (202)225-4236 and make clear that you want to keep the government’s hands off your permit and you are opposed to federal intrusion into the concealed weapons permit process.
Once you’ve called Chairman Smith, please consider chipping in $15 or $20 to help the National Association for Gun Rights continue to fight the anti-gunners in Washington.
It’s imperative that we stop H.R. 822 -- the National CCW Registration Act -- before it gathers steam and support.

Liberal Republicans and so-called “conservative” Democrats are looking for an easy “pro-gun” vote to give them cover before the next election.

A Trojan Horse gun control bill like H.R. 822 is exactly the kind of legislation that will get support on both sides of the aisle in Washington D.C. And remember, the Democrat-controlled Senate has to pass it before it gets to Obama... so this bill will only get worse.

That’s why you and I have to make noise, now!

Please call House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith at (202)225-4236 and relay the message that gun owners oppose H.R. 822, the Trojan Horse gun control bill. Make clear that you want to keep the federal government’s hands off the state-run CCW permit system.

Thank you for joining me in this important fight against the National CCW Registration Act.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown
Executive Director

P.S. Please call House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith at (202)225-4236 and make clear that you want to keep the government’s hands off your permit. Tell him you oppose federal intrusion into the concealed weapons permit process.

Once you’ve called Chairman Smith, please consider chipping in $15 or $20 to help the National Association for Gun Rights continue to fight the anti-gunners in Washington.

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Lorem Ipsum...


Almost half a millennium ago a printer scrambled a galley of type to produce the first pangram for a specimen book. The text was in Latin, of course, and so only 23 letters were required (Latin does not use J , V or W; however V is now used to represent the consonantal U, and sometimes J to represent consonantal I).
The phrase was rather nonsensical Latin. It is the most famous Latin pangram text and it is still used, in a remarkably little-altered form, by typographical designers:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit,
diam nonnumy eiusmod tempor incidunt ut labore et dolo...

In itself this makes little sense, but a little research reveals that it is composed from fragments of a passage in Cicero's De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (45BC):

Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum
quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit...

This means There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it, and wants to have it, simply because it is pain...

There are many, many versions of the lorem ipsum pangram sentence, and you are unlikely to come across any two which are identical. It has evolved slowly with use, through a combination of typing errors and deliberate – usually subtle – humorous additions. Some versions are no longer than the example given above, whilst others have been extended to several hundred words. Most importantly, especially when the text is used to demonstrate a font, the letters not found in the Latin alphabet have been added in too.

eponyms today

Apple softwarelink

Medical Eponyms

Good long list

Found Art


Monday, July 04, 2011

"Girls? Who needs 'em"

Author: 163 Million Female Babies Aborted

Parental preference for producing sons rather than daughters in a number of societies has led to the aborting of more than 160 million female babies since the late 1970s, an author contends.

Writing about the book “Unnatural Selection” by Mara Hvistendahl, Jonathan V. Last, a senior editor at the Weekly Standard, notes that the natural ratio of 105 boys for every 100 girls is “biologically ironclad.”

But in India today there are 112 boys born for every girl. In China, there are 121 boys for every girl, and in many towns the male figure is over 150. In Armenia, the figure is 120.

What is causing the skewed ratio is abortion.

“If the male number in the sex ratio is above 106, it means that couples are having abortions when they find out the mother is carrying a girl,” Last writes in an article that appeared in The Wall Street Journal.

"By Ms. Hvistendahl’s counting, there have been so many sex-selective abortions in the past three decades that 163 million girls, who by biological averages should have been born, are missing from the world.”

What made the skewed ratio possible is the availability of amniocentesis in the mid-1970s, and later ultrasound, to determine the gender of a child before birth.

Last cites an ad put out by an Indian clinic that states, “Better 500 rupees now than 5,000 later,” referring to the price of a sex-determination test versus the cost of a dowry for a daughter.

Skewed sex ratios have had some unpleasant and often violent repercussions through history, Hvistendahl points out, citing the dearth of women along the frontier in the “wild” American West. In 1870, the sex ratio west of the Mississippi was 120 to 100, and in California it was 166 to 100.

“Today in India,” Last observes, “the best predictor of violence and crime for any given area is not income but sex ratio.”

Last also cites the danger that with prenatal sex determination reducing the number of females, “a small but still significant group of the world’s women will end up being stolen or sold from their homes and forced into prostitution or marriage.”

And he goes on to say that “if ‘choice’ is the moral imperative guiding abortion, then there is no way to take a stand against ‘gendercide.’ Choice is choice.”

Saturday, April 09, 2011

kylie, n. : Oxford English Dictionary

kylie, n. : Oxford English Dictionary


kylie, n.
truetrueView as: Outline |Full entryQuotations: Show all |Hide allPronunciation: /ˈkaɪlɪ/ Forms: Also koilee, kiley.(Show Less)
Etymology: < an Australian Aboriginal language.(Show Less)
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A boomerang.1839 N. Ogle Col. W. Australia 57 In every part of this great continent they have the koilee, or boomerang.
1846 J. L. Stokes Discov. Austral. I. iv. 72 One of them had a kiley or bomerang.
1885 M. A. Barker Lett. to Guy 177 The kylie (what is called the boomerang in other parts of Australia), a curiously curved and flat stick, about a foot long and two or three inches wide.
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kylie, n.
Second edition, 1989; online version March 2011. ; accessed 09 April 2011. Earlier version first published in New English Dictionary, 1901