Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Hard Truth From Orlando

Trying not to watch the political stuff. Too depressing for words. Republicans. Jeez. They can't tackle income inequality, affordable housing, sustainable energy, global warming impact, erratic and arbitrary medical costs, insurance or banking reform, immigration reform -- but they can waste hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to go after women's reproductive rights based on unlawfully obtained videos. They're not even targeting the alleged real issue, which is the regulation of fetal tissue use by the self-same medical industry that they refuse to reform or regulate.
I'm not fond of our current rudderless Democrats but I wouldn't touch anything Republican with a ten-foot pole. If they ever put the Equal Rights Amendment back on the ballot, I'll vote for it and maybe that will help put an end to the constant political gender-biased battles.
Candidly, I wish these legislators and wannabe fathers of our country had to sit through some of family court dependency hearings to see first-hand the quality of life they're foisting off on unwanted, unplanned for children who get shuttled from person to person because they're government subsidies on two legs, not because anyone cares for them. Hideous. A sentence of lifelong dysfunction. Adoption? The exception -- and too few and far between for success in rearing good, productive citizens. I always said if I found a baby in a dumpster, it was meant to be mine and I would make that child a priority in my life. But I think we should recognize that unwilling parents are probably not going to be good parents and it's the children that suffer for it.
I'm weird enough to believe that if any woman who had a child she didn't want could put her legislator's name on the birth certificate and the lawmaker had to pay out of his/her personal pocket for that child, suddenly contraceptives and abortion would become non-issues. It's easy to claim to stand on moral high ground when you're not the one footing the bill.
 
   Florida Cracker

The Thought For Today

"If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you." - Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Thought For Today

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”  ― Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Thought For Today

"Kids, just because I don't care doesn't mean I'm not listening." - Homer Simpson

Godchecker.com - Your Guide To The Gods. Mythology with a twist!

Godchecker.com - Your Guide To The Gods. Mythology with a twist!

Annnnnnnd, it's Weird Friday. You've always known that someone or SOMETHING was out to get you. Now you can find out who or what. "I always knew that that lousey Snake God couldn't be trusted!"

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Yom Kippur

From sunset on 23Sep15 to sunset 24SEP15.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Thought For Today

“Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you're a consultant.”  ― Scott Adams

Monday, September 21, 2015

Coursera

"Take the World's Best Courses, Online, For Free." That's right, from 33 different universities with courses in 18 different catagories. All online. And did I mention, FREE?

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Thought For Today

"This week in New Zealand, a man who lost his wedding ring in the ocean found it in the water over a year later. The man says the most amazing thing about the story is that his wife fell for it." - Conan O'Brien

32 Edible Insect Foods You Can Buy Online | SenseList

32 Edible Insect Foods You Can Buy Online SenseList

YUMMY!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Thought For Today

"A 92-year-old man was cited for reckless driving yesterday after he crashed his car into a restaurant, then sat down and ate breakfast. The amazing part? When he was done, he still couldn't remember where he parked." - Jimmy Fallon

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Radiation Network

This should help you sleep nights... "Welcome to RadiationNetwork.com, home of the National Radiation Map, depicting environmental radiation levels across the USA, updated in real time every minute. This is the first web site where the average citizen (or anyone in the world) can see what radiation levels are anywhere in the USA at any time."

Monday, September 14, 2015

Warning Label Generator

Warning Label Generator

This is pretty much self-explanatory. Still, with some of the slightly odder warning symbols, it can be fun making posters and stickers. I especially like the Godzilla warning - I foresee lots of fun with that one.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

How To Hack An Electronic Road Sign

Remember - I did NOT tell you to go out and do this. It's just a little something that I found at Jalopnik.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

RINGS 925 (1) - welcom to AJS

RINGS 925 (1) - welcom to AJS


An interesting collection, mainly from various 'secret' organizations, though they do have the Auryn pendant from The Neverending Story. The gold and silver stuff is a bit pricey but they also sell much less expensive versions on eBay.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The Thought For Today

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.”
Orson Welles

Monday, September 07, 2015

World Government of World Citizens

A very, very strange Site for a World Passport!:

"The mandate for the WORLD PASSPORT is Article 13(2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:



Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

The World Passport is a 30 page Machine Readable Travel Document (MRTD*) with alphanumeric code line, scanned-in passport photo and "ghost" security paper with embedded logo, the data page laminated, in 7 languages:
English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese and Esperanto.
Each passport is numbered and each page contains the World Citizen logo as background. Two pages are reserved for affiliate identifications: diplomatic corps, organizations, firms, etc. There are nineteen visa pages. In the inside back cover, there is space for home address, next of kin, doctor, employer, driving license no. and national passport/identity number. The cover is blue with gold lettering."

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Gorgeous Golden Age Comics

The one thing I don't like about Golden Age Comic Book Stories is that the blogger is anonymous. I'm getting to where I think people should have the courage of their convictions. Nevertheless he posts some really lovely old comics panels and old movie posters and other oddments. Well worth checking out.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Welcome to CereProc | CereProc

Welcome to CereProc CereProc


These are the folks that gave the late Roger Ebert back his voice, so to speak. Have fun playing with the demos.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Squid

Squid

This is the Laughing Squid's Blog for all things squidish. See, I knew that you'ld be interested.