A Late TMI Thurdsayd, on Friday Instead March 7, 2014Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
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TMI Thursday – OHHH!….IT’S SO HARD!
Thanks to Sean of Just A Jeep Guy for another great set of TMI Questions.
a) The selection of funny, or ironic t-shirts is perfect.
b) everything here is pretty casual.
Tags: Economy, President M. Theresa Paiva-Weed, Rep. John J. Lombardi, Rhode Island, Sen. Paul V. Jabour, Speaker Gordon Fox
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So I’ve been sort of taking pot shots at the Rhode Island legislature for essentially giving away the candy store. For years they have granted tax incentives and breaks for the likes of Bank of America, Fidelity, American Power Conversion, Gtech et al.
But all of them have to some degree or another have flown the coop of Rhode Island for greener pastures out there.
Meanwhile we have a burgeoning infosec, I.T. and film and video sector in the state that gets short shrift.
So I propose we flip the script so to speak. Fuck Bank of America, Fidelity and those who betrayed us.
Give some serious tax breaks and help to the sectors I mentioned. And I’m tagging a few people in the legislature here including the Speaker and President. Might the hell as well do it.
Shitty roads in Providence, RI March 5, 2014Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
Tags: Bad streets, idiocy, Potholes, Providence, Providence RI, Rhode Island
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So today I did something I haven’t done in a long time, buzzed around the city of Providence proper from Federal Hill over to Cranston, and then from Cranston back to Charles St. in Providence and then North Main St.
I notice something. The roads throughout this part of Providence are rutted and cratered. They need desperately to be repaved.
But then I noted something, Charles St. is smooth as glass, so too North Main. What the bloody hell? Did it not snow there or has Federal Hill been mostly neglected for many years? I’d go with the latter. Oh sure, Broadway from Olneyville to the intercept with I-95 is all repaved. But all the secondary and side streets – it’s like a fucking lunar landscape.
Now the street I live on, it was scheduled for repaving. Over a year ago. They went so far as to spray mark all the utilities underground and to put 2×4 protective rings around the trees that border the street. And then winter got here, all sorts of snow, no repave.
I did see where someplace in Pennsylvania they leased a half dozen pot hole filling trucks for about $300K. Thing is the trucks are highly automated – they can patch a pothole in 30 seconds versus 30 minutes for the manual method. Well worth the $300K per year if you ask me. Find the money!
And let’s do some math – say it takes 30 seconds to fill a pothole then a minute to drive to the next. So 1.5 minutes per pothole. 8 hour day has 480 minutes, divided by 1.5 is 320 potholes filled per day. This versus 30 minutes + a minute to get to next pothole, comes out to only 15.5 potholes filled. You see where I’m going here. With the automated rig you’d fill approximately 20 times more potholes per truck. A half dozen trucks would fill 1,920 potholes in a day. Even if you only use them for a month and it’s $300K it’s worth it.
I’ve got one for the Anti-Vaccination crowd March 4, 2014Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
Tags: Anti-Vaccination, diphtheria, disease, justice, mumps, ramifications, rubella, TDaP, tetanus
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So over on Mother Jones they have an article about how talking to anti-vaccination parents actually causes them to dig in.
I consider the anti-vaccination people to be the height of stupidity. And in California ten kids have died from preventable diseases. That’s a significant number..
With that in mind – I want draconian penalties in place so we can stop this anti-vaccination shit in it’s tracks.
I said show parents pictures, video etc. of kids suffering pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus, etc. Show them the effects of NOT vaccinating.
If they still refuse – arrest the parents. Toss them in the klink for 3 to 6 months. Remand the kid to custody of the state and vaccinate.
And here’s another – if parents fail to vaccinate their kid and the kids dies from that preventable disease? Mandatory sterilization of BOTH parents and a 5 to 10 year prison sentence.
Let me know what you think, because I’m going to reach out to right to lifers and my legislators and see if we can’t get this passed here in my state.
The Bishop of Bling is really pissing off Catholics March 3, 2014Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
Tags: Bishop John Myers, Bishop of Bling, Catholic Church
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To the point where parishioners all over New Jersey are decreasing the amount of their tithe. It’s all due to Archbishop John Myers spending some $500,000 dollars to add fireplaces, an indoor exercise pool and an elevator to his 4,500 square foot weekend home. He’s doing this so he can retire to the home.
Put it this way, if the SOB want’s a pool have him go to the local YMCA. And buy/build him a fire pit outdoors. That should do the trick and be much less expensive.
And then of course you have one priest parroting the line that a reduction in collection plate revenues will hurt the poor. Really – what exactly has the Catholic church done to help the poor? In my area they’ve done pretty much nothing.
But this whole debacle is not playing well with Catholics. Good – I think they’re finally seeing the greed that is part and parcel of the Catholic church. And in this day and age there is no keeping projects like that being done by the Archbishop quiet.
From the mouths of Bigots: Pastor Robert Jeffress March 1, 2014Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
Tags: Bigots, From the Mouths of Bigots, Robert Jeffress
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So it appears Robert Jeffress in response to the judicial ruling in Texas over equal protection under the law said, and I quote:
As an American, I also realize that no nation can survive that condones what God has condemned. And God has condemned homosexuality, just like he does adultery or per-marital sex, as being wrong and, as a nation, we cannot be blessed by God if we’re rejecting God.
Let me break this one down a bit, because Jeffress obviously hasn’t a clue to how tings actually work. And the U.S. has survived just fine with divorce, single parent homes, men shaving their beards, wearing fabrics of two different cloths, people eating shellfish, pork, and all sort of delicious foods. Yet we’re still kicking. And of course the mind of people like Jeffress is childlike in a way. If he really wanted to know the real danger facing us – it’s the plutocracy that runs the U.S. right now.
You have to read the original article. It’s pretty funny by itself. i just had to point out that while Jeffress did in fact touch on the adultery, and (sic) per-marital sex. Yes, that’s IN THE QUOTE above. But I just HAD to mention the fabric, food and shaving. Because that’s in their oh so important Bible too.
Please read me a story ! MEME February 27, 2014Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
Tags: books, Memes, reading
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PLEASE READ ME A STORY!
Here are my own answers.
1. Describe your favorite place to cozy-up with a good book.
Stretched out here on the leather recliner, or in bed I like to read a little bit before I drift off to sleep.
2. What do you read when you’re on the toilet?
Depends – if it’s a book I’m really into then yes. But otherwise no, get in, wipe, flush, wash hands.
3. Do you read when taking a bath?
Being that I rarely take a bath but I do shower and reading would be problematic. But with electronics I suppose anything is possible. I’m one step from turning my current XP box into a kitchen computer but then I could waterproof it and make it a Kindle reader in the shower. Hmmm, choices!
4. If you can, do you read when at the gym?
No I do not. I tend to need music at the gym, when I do go. But then the music is almost always on for me.
5. Do you still read newspapers and or magazines?
I read Make magazine and QST an amateur radio publication of the American Radio Relay League aka ARRL. I’m email@example.com
6. What are your favorite genres to read?
Science Fiction, Historical/Political, Technical and believe it or not religious texts. Need to be well armed in that respect.
7. Do you read one book at a time or can you read several? I can read a few at a time. But if it’s a real page turner I’ll tend to plow through one.
8. If you start a book, do you finish it no matter what?
I finish most everything I buy. But there are some – they’re just too badly written or boring that I might not ever finish them.
9. Did your parents read to you when you were growing up? Yes and no. They taught me how to read and then supplied me with a steady supply of books to read.
10. Have you read to your kids/nephews/nieces?
Haven’t had a real chance to do so.
11. How do you feel about reading books vs. using electronic devices? Have your feelings evolved from one or two years ago?
Paper based books – I’ve got a ton of them ranging technical, Science Fiction, historical/political etc. But my collection on Kindle is getting pretty huge. I like the convenience of being able to read any book at any time either on the PC or phone. And I can see a future in the very near term where paper books will be a thing of the past.
When was the last time you looked at or read an adult magazine to satisfy yourself? When was the last time you even saw one?
I cannot honestly remember the last time I looked at one or even saw one. Now as a youth I had quite the collection of magazines and videotapes. But they’ve all been sold off or thrown out.
And so goes Texas in the question of marriage equality. February 26, 2014Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
Tags: Federal Courts, Judiciary, marriage equality, Texas
Even in some of the reddest states we’re seeing courts knock down same sex marriage bans left and in right. And most of the rulings cite the striking down of Section 3 of the Federal Defense of Marriage act.
And by and large – people are now bringing claims against state bans into the Federal courts. And not one has been lost by the plaintiffs despite the weak protestations and appeals of the bigots.
Just the beginning of the decision is fairly fascinating to read. And continue reading on for a mini-synopsis of the twists and turns of the battle for full equality.
And of course you know the bigots will yammer away about this – they’ll all suffer as Joe My God calls it the Sadz. They can bitch and moan all they want – their arguments have no validity in a court of law. No validity whatsoever.
Rescuing Windows Boxes February 23, 2014Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
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So a friend was having major issues with his Dell Studio 1535 machine. To the point where he gave it to me and I told him I’d try to rescue the data on it.
First thing – must haves for rescues:
1) A bootable Knoppix disc or USB stick
2) An external hard drive to copy the data onto.
Just boot up Knoppix, mount the hard drive on the computer and then mount the external hard drive. Begin copying. Done. Now you can hose the machine and either re-install Windows on it or do what I’m going to do – I’m chucking Ubuntu on it. A Linux based laptop is exactly what I want.
Modifying Tony Perkins Bobble Head February 23, 2014Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
Tags: bigotry, Bobblehead, FRC, Joe My God, Tony Perkins
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So this showed up on another blog I visit – Joe My God.
It’s a Tony Perkins bobble head – now if you’re not familiar Perkins is the bigot at the FRC whose background includes being reserve law enforcement, the Marines, etc. How he got to be an authority on family is beyond my imagination. Anyhow here’s the original pic that was posted on Joe My God:
Didn’t even both to tailor it – I wanted it to look like a mask of sorts. Couldn’t have done it better. Perkins is a Grand Bigot. And he should be wearing the hood.