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Monday, November 30, 2009

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If I owed that much I think I would be bankrupt....Taken from backwoods home magazine
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Volume 11      Number 11

November, 2009
 


COMMENTARY

Here we are, smack in the middle of the holiday season. Many of us have spent lots of money or will soon spend lots of money on gifts for those we love. And when the season is over, many of us will shake our heads at how much money we spent.
But no matter how much we spend, it will pale in comparison to what our "leaders" in Washington spend every single day. So, thanks to an email we recently received, we thought we'd show you what the money they spend really looks like.


You've heard all the talk about "stimulus packages" and "bailouts"...A billion dollars...A hundred billion dollars...Eight hundred billion dollars...One TRILLION dollars...
What does that look like? The president and congress toss around these numbers like so many doggie treats,
Let's try to get a sense of what all that money looks like.
We'll start with a $100 dollar bill. Currently the largest U.S. denomination in general circulation.

A $100 bill

A packet of one hundred $100 bills is less than 1/2" thick and contains $10,000.

$10,000
Fits in your pocket easily and is more than enough for a week or two of shamefully decadent fun.
And for some, it approximates their annual income!


Believe it or not, this next little pile is $1 million dollars (100 packets of $10,000).

A man standing next to one million dollars
You could stuff that into a grocery bag and walk around with it. Of course, with the cost of food these days, walking around with a grocery bag might get you mugged in some places.


While that measly $1 million looks a little unimpressive sitting on the floor next to that guy, $100 million is a little more respectable. Still, it fits neatly on a standard pallet.

A man standing next to one hundred million dollars


Here is $1 BILLION dollars...chump change to some lawmakers.
A man standing next to one billion dollars

Next we'll look at ONE TRILLION dollars... the number about which we've been hearing so much lately from Washington..
What is a trillion dollars? Well, it's a million million. It's a thousand billion. It's a one followed by 12 zeros.
Ladies and gentlemen...$1 trillion dollars...

A man standing next to one trillion dollars

Notice those pallets are double stacked...and remember those are $100 bills.
So the next time you hear someone toss around the phrase trillion dollars... that's what they're talking about.
And finally, here is the approximate U.S. National Debt of 11 Trillion dollars in $100 dollar bills.

A man standing next to the national debt of eleven trillion dollars
We said "approximate" above because the actual debt is probably now over twelve trillion dollars. That works out to over $39,000 for every citizen - every man, woman, and child!
Those of you who are "expecting" or will be in the future, your child will be born owing the government over $39,000...plus interest.
If every one of the 307 million men, women, and children in the United States got together and decided to pay off that debt with individual 5%, 30-year "mortgages, each of us would have to pay $209.36 per month for a total of $75,369.60.
That means a family of four would have to pay $837.44 a month for a total of $301,478.40 -- over three hundred thousand dollars!!! And that's before living expenses like rent, housing, food, clothes, etc.
And for what?
So some bankers and automobile executives won't lose their jobs? So the government can take over banks and car companies and run them as horrendously as they do everything else?
And these people — our "representatives" — who have saddled us and our children with so much debt want to take over our health care and add trillions more to the debt? Are they insane?
At this rate, how high will the debt be when today's newborns become an adults at 18? How will they be able to live when so much of what they earn is taken in taxes to pay off debts they never agreed to?
Please, think about that, about what our "leaders" have done to us, to our economy, and to the freedoms that used to make America the greated nation on Earth. Think about the kind of life your children and grandchildren will have to endure.
Write to these people. Call their offices. Let them know what you think of what they are doing. And be sure to let them know that if they do not stop this madness, you'll be voting in the next election...for the other person.
Maybe that will get their attention.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Gobblins

I live in a rough area of town and the kids do as they please. There parents are probably working. Well the young kids as young as five maybe and as old as ten got into my yard and stole plants garden furniture and the like. They made the mistake of breaking a small sculpture and left it laying on the ground. I waited for three days for them to come back and they did. That's when I told them I locked up a gobbling in the statue and they let it out when they broke it. The only way to get the gobbling back into the statue was to bury the statue in the ground really deep. I then told one little girl to get out of the tree she had climbed which she did with out a word being said (to my surprise). The eldest girl picked up the statue and went to the others and said that we have to bury this. They all left with the statue with there heads held low. I was polite and convincing and said it all with conviction, no raised voices , I also said that I was disappointed with them as I thought they were nice girls. I went in side and my wife said what was I so happy about, and I told her, She said that I was cruel. I don't think so   :)  :)  :)

brians workshop


This is Brians workshop before the Junee fires. Every thing was lost.Don't know who the girl is but she was a student in a bodgering course that Brian was running the other person is your truly.

Friday, November 27, 2009

singing group


I was at the markets at Sanctuary Point and this group of singers were there and they were fantastic. There was some talent there that we will see in the future on TV and places like that.

chooks

We had two chooks and they produced an egg a day each. they were white one had a few brown feathers on the chest and its eggs were just off white the totally white chook had totally white eggs. Henny was the one with brown feathers and Penny was the other. The farmer next door had 18 chooks and his cattle dog killed the lot in one go. There was one left and she made her escape to our place and moved in she was our refugee chook. She was the darkest of the lot but white as well. We called her Jenny.  We had a little bantam chook that was given to my wife by her cousin and it came there as a chicken. It slept with the dog and thought it was a dog one morning the chicken turned into a rooster and let the dog know at five in the morning. Well the dog being a quite dog was woke up by the chicken and he jumped to his feet and as he was sleeping in the kitchen. He demolished the kitchen in the dark turned the table over and chairs were knocked flying by the rampaging dog who had just been woken by the rooster trying to crow.The roosters name was Nuggsy he would attack anything that came into the yard even people.When we turned the light on the dog stood there looking up and trying to say it wasn't me. His name was Cooper. Getting back to the story if you crush the white eggs and put the broken shells in the garden they keep the white butterflies away, the chook has to be totally white or it dosn't work. Everything gets a name the car is Julie the tree out the front is Willy I think its an english or girl thing.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

bayer aids video

I had to think hard about this and I think the greedy Bustards need to be exposed
Check out the two videos below



bayer aids video

I had to think hard about this and I think the greedy Bustards need to be exposed
Check out the two videos below



Global warming

I have this friend David Hughes and went in the solar boat race in Canberra with him, He was a lot eccentric. But a nice bloke to boot. He made earth magnets solar cars and windmills way before the war on words about such things. He changed his name by deed poll to zero population growth and ran in the Sutherland elections for federal Parliament. They locked him up for selling contraceptives to the Americans. He then gave the money to the bougainvilleas for contraception's. I haven't seen David for probably ten years or more and did a search and found the following information about him . Its a good read especially in these political and global times. www.garnautreview.org.au/...CrowdedPlanet(DavidHughes) 

Global warming

I have this friend David Hughes and went in the solar boat race in Canberra with him, He was a lot eccentric. But a nice bloke to boot. He made earth magnets solar cars and windmills way before the war on words about such things. He changed his name by deed poll to zero population growth and ran in the Sutherland elections for federal Parliament. They locked him up for selling contraceptives to the Americans. He then gave the money to the bougainvilleas for contraception's. I haven't seen David for probably ten years or more and did a search and found the following information about him . Its a good read especially in these political and global times. www.garnautreview.org.au/...CrowdedPlanet(DavidHughes) 

Wednesday, November 25, 2009



recycled boat part 18


I got to thank the little chinaman who makes  these bungs by the thousands so I can put one of them on me boat. I buys it for $2.50 so the little worker gets less than that. So he says the greedy bustards and I sympathises with him cause its all relivent to where you live.

recycled boat part 18


I got to thank the little chinaman who makes  these bungs by the thousands so I can put one of them on me boat. I buys it for $2.50 so the little worker gets less than that. So he says the greedy bustards and I sympathises with him cause its all relivent to where you live.

Warning

Warning
When you buy something on credit card or eftpos check the statement as they can put on an extra one hundred dollars with out you knowing, check the amount before pushing the OK button. It just happened again today $26.56 and they were going to charge me $46.80 for diesel  fuel. They all do it even at the supermarket.  It is happening with regular monotony and they just say sorry when they are caught.

Warning

Warning
When you buy something on credit card or eftpos check the statement as they can put on an extra one hundred dollars with out you knowing, check the amount before pushing the OK button. It just happened again today $26.56 and they were going to charge me $46.80 for diesel  fuel. They all do it even at the supermarket.  It is happening with regular monotony and they just say sorry when they are caught.

I was a passive smoker

 Its only in the last couple of years I have got taste and smell back
This was caused by passive smoking.  The people around me smoked Craven"A"
Very few adults “choose” to smoke. Most smokers start as children or adolescents, before they know the risks of tobacco use and the addictive qualities of nicotine. Of course you have the right to smoke, but not the right to harm others with that smoke.
Every credible medical and scientific organisation in the world agrees that secondhand smoke exposure causes serious illness and death in non-smokers.
The only group that denies a link between passive smoking and illness in adults and children is the tobacco industry.The greedy Bustards all they want is your money. Old Tom my kids granddad used to say, "its all put on to keep the working man poor."

I was a passive smoker

 Its only in the last couple of years I have got taste and smell back
This was caused by passive smoking.  The people around me smoked Craven"A"
Very few adults “choose” to smoke. Most smokers start as children or adolescents, before they know the risks of tobacco use and the addictive qualities of nicotine. Of course you have the right to smoke, but not the right to harm others with that smoke.
Every credible medical and scientific organisation in the world agrees that secondhand smoke exposure causes serious illness and death in non-smokers.
The only group that denies a link between passive smoking and illness in adults and children is the tobacco industry.The greedy Bustards all they want is your money. Old Tom my kids granddad used to say, "its all put on to keep the working man poor."

recycled boat part 17



I have turned the boat to fix some of the smaller holes in the hull. I used the hoist on the trailer to do this.











This shows one of the smaller holes in the bow

This is one of the stress holes in the bottom from the seats  at the rear of the boat

recycled boat part 17



I have turned the boat to fix some of the smaller holes in the hull. I used the hoist on the trailer to do this.











This shows one of the smaller holes in the bow

This is one of the stress holes in the bottom from the seats  at the rear of the boat

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

port kembla


These are some photos I took at Pt.Kembla. This is where I did a lot of diving work. The work involved inspections underwater rigging construction welding and cutting. I also dived as a pearl diver on the barrier reef in Queensland.


port kembla


These are some photos I took at Pt.Kembla. This is where I did a lot of diving work. The work involved inspections underwater rigging construction welding and cutting. I also dived as a pearl diver on the barrier reef in Queensland.


worlds largest didgeridoo

This is the base of the largest chimney in the southern hemisphere.




This image is looking up the chimney from the base.




This is taken from hill 60 which is about two miles away.  The two story building to the left is Port Kembla primary school and was abandoned because of air borne pollutants.

The factory was a copper smelter. Pollutants from the chimney were dispersed for miles around this site. The predominant winds were from the north east,  there was cancer cluster to the south west at a high school when the plant was in operation. What sort of council or government allows this to happen. That means a  ? should be asked and answer given to the ?




worlds largest didgeridoo

This is the base of the largest chimney in the southern hemisphere.




This image is looking up the chimney from the base.




This is taken from hill 60 which is about two miles away.  The two story building to the left is Port Kembla primary school and was abandoned because of air borne pollutants.

The factory was a copper smelter. Pollutants from the chimney were dispersed for miles around this site. The predominant winds were from the north east,  there was cancer cluster to the south west at a high school when the plant was in operation. What sort of council or government allows this to happen. That means a  ? should be asked and answer given to the ?




Monday, November 23, 2009

Add money

All add money is going to the local bush fire brigade, the total is $11.73 at the moment.

Add money

All add money is going to the local bush fire brigade, the total is $11.73 at the moment.

bath tub burns

Paint several marks on your bath tub one for cold water say blue mark, then top up with hot water to the temperature required and  put on a second red mark. Doing this for several levels allows you to fill the bath with cold water and then with hot lessening the chances of a child being scalded with terrible burns. Bath tub makers this is a free idea for your new bath tubs.
For the bath installers and plumbers put the spout at the side near the wall and the water will be stirred when the water is turned on it is less likely a child will fall against the spout as well.

Check out the stats on burns and you will be horrified.
Don't believe me check it out for yourself.
 In fact I challenge you to dispute this, go on provide the facts I will publish them here.
What I am saying is someone give me a comment it lonely here in computer land...:)
If you dont want to leave a comment click an add so I can give the money to the local bush fire brigade.

bath tub burns

Paint several marks on your bath tub one for cold water say blue mark, then top up with hot water to the temperature required and  put on a second red mark. Doing this for several levels allows you to fill the bath with cold water and then with hot lessening the chances of a child being scalded with terrible burns. Bath tub makers this is a free idea for your new bath tubs.
For the bath installers and plumbers put the spout at the side near the wall and the water will be stirred when the water is turned on it is less likely a child will fall against the spout as well.

Check out the stats on burns and you will be horrified.
Don't believe me check it out for yourself.
 In fact I challenge you to dispute this, go on provide the facts I will publish them here.
What I am saying is someone give me a comment it lonely here in computer land...:)
If you dont want to leave a comment click an add so I can give the money to the local bush fire brigade.

burrages

If you set up an experiment to replicate the barrage on the fresh water side you will understand what is happening in the system as far as the water goes. Get a baking dish and a sponge to represent the soil and the dish to hold the water. Put the sponge in the dish and fill with water, Then suck the water out as the sun does threw evaporation and the water will level itself allowing more water to be sucked out keep repeating toll there is no water and see how long this takes to dry out the sponge. Do the same experiment again but put the water back to the same level twice a day ( this is to simulate the tides) and see how long it takes to dry out the sponge. Now in reality the land is the sponge and the catchment is the dish. What will happen if the water is not allowed back into the barrage is self explanatory . The land will dry out over time and it will take a lot of  time to get the water back into the land especially if there is no rainfall. Now do another experiment fill the dish with dirty water and boil the water off ,this is what the sun does and is called evaporation, and fill the dish again with dirty water and boil off, do this as many times as you like. Add in some chemicals and phosphates and cattle urine and droppings and you have a solution that is saltier and more sterile then the sea water.Then take a fan and blow the dust into the air for animals and humans to breathe and you will have health problems to add to the senario.I now ask you, do you want this to happen, do you want to live in this enviroment and as a tourist do you want to come to see this.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Do and read something different

I hope this page will help you to start reading newspaper and magazine articles a little differently, and perhaps start watching TV news with a slightly different attitude. Better still be proactive and select your viewing and reading material, don't just sit there and watch what is there. Always ask yourself, what are they selling here, and who is selling it?
If the news is dealing with an issue where money is involved, like global warming objective data won't be so easy to obtain. Remember, if everybody knows something, that image has been bought and paid for.
Real knowledge takes a little more effort, a little digging down at least one level below what "everybody knows."
We are all "conditioned". What we are exposed to through the media, especially television, shapes  our beliefs.
Britney Spears is paid millions of dollars to tell us to drink something cause it works, who is she a drunkard? Choise magazine says a washing machine is good and give it a star rating out of this world and when the are told of problems they still leave the star rating.(see posting on this blog about going green washing machines)
It is  clear to me that most of what is presented on  TV and in the news papers can be referred to as "poison for the mind".
Making and doing things has helped me make marked improvements in not only my health and other aspects of my life as well. I highly recommend you look into it. Dont believe me I could be wrong.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

sugar-glucose

Is sugar and glucose killing you? Just research the subject on www.healingdaily.com/detoxification-diet/sugar.htm  I think you will be supprized where you will find sugar and glucose in refined foods. Thalidomide caused problems in the past with court cases costing the community and drug companies a fortune, Is the same going to happen with sugar? Is CSR the new cash cow for the legal eagles or shall we call them buzzards? If anyone wants to make money on this buy shorts in the sugar company and put out a press release and that just might do it. I haven't done this as it would be immoral on my part. Check out all the adds that have popped up in the add section of this blog about sugar problems with there chemical answers!!!!! I just had another look at the anti sugar web sites and the adds were there all pushing there drug or there so called cure. By all means have a look at the adds and then read the link in this post above in pink.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Burrages and the envioment

This is one of the barrages On the road to Orient Point in N.S.W
This shows the fresh water side of the barrage with all the algal blooms Note there is no Mangrove trees There is no bird life and fish life that I saw.
This shows the salt water side of the barrage with the salt water Mangrove trees There were ducks on this side and there was fish breaking the surface of the water but I did not get to see what type
This is a small barrage and the Eco system is much smaller  behind this barrage
This is the fresh water side of this small barrage The water was stagnant and it was covered by large casurina trees which kept the sun off the water so I think this is why it is not filled with algae
This is the water side of the small barrage and the grass is in good condition but of a different type The water is cleaner
This barrage is further inland protecting another creek.
This is the fresh water side of the barrage.Note there is no mangrove trees, very mono cultured. algae in small amounts The paddock is free of cattle.
This is the salt water side the water is discoloured by cow droppings that have not flushed out of the system.
This is on the fresh water side .5 km up stream note there is no wild life at all
This is as far as I could go up this stream on public land but you can see the algae.
about 200 meters the drain goes in three directions and the above photos show one this is another branch
This is another branch and there is saline damage to the trees this branch is in bad condition with algae blooms.
This is opposite the barrage and on the salt water side again you can see the water discoloured by cows defecating into the water and water run off
This is further down the stream with out cattle entering the system, it looks reasonably healthy.
this shows one property that has fenced off the stream the cattle gather here as this is the only shade in the paddock
This is the last of the barrages along the stream you will note there is no fences or trees in the paddocks for the cows
A cormorant in the salt water side
Note there is little shade in the paddocks, you can see where they congregate in the hollow to keep cool
There is a little bit of work done to stop erosion due to low water the water if allowed to come this far would cover the sand. note the algae and the discoloured water from cattle droppings