Thursday, January 25, 2007


Looks like China is well on its way to super-power status. I should think they are well positioned against Russia (Siberia) and any other Pacific competitor except for now the US. I think, however that Wal-Mart might save us. After all ... why would they pick a fight with their biggest customer? Well, supposing we remain each other's customers and everybody prospers - the stock suggestion from this news posting is CHINA LIFE - LFC. (look at that 5 year return!)

Friday, January 19, 2007

New Rules For 2007

George Carlin's New Rules For 2007

New Rule: Stop giving me that pop-up ad for <> ! There's a reason you don't talk to people for 25 years. Because you don't particularly like them! Besides, I already know what the captain of the football team is doing these days: mowing my lawn.

New Rule: Don't eat anything that's served to you out a window unless you're a seagull. People are acting all shocked that a human finger was found in a bowl of Wendy's chili. Hey, it cost less than a dollar. What did you expect it to contain? Trout?

New Rule: Stop saying that teenage boys who have sex with their hot, blonde teachers are permanently damaged. I have a better description for these kids: lucky bastards.

New Rule: If you need to shave and you still collect baseball cards, you're a retard. When you're a kid, the cards are keepsakes of your idols. When you're a grown man, they're pictures of men.

New Rule: Ladies, leave your eyebrows alone. Here's how much men care about your eyebrows: do you have two of them? Okay, we're done.

New Rule: There's no such thing as flavored water. There's a whole aisle of this crap at the supermarket, water, but without that watery taste. Sorry, but flavored water is called a soft drink. You want flavored water? Pour some scotch over ice and let it melt. That's your flavored water.

New Rule: Stop f***ing with old people. Target is introducing a redesigned pill bottle that's square, with a bigger label. And the top is now the bottom. And by the time grandpa figures out how to open it, his ass will be in the morgue. Congratulations, Target, you just solved the Social Security crisis.

New Rule: The more complicated the Starbucks order, the bigger the asshole. If you walk into a Starbucks and order a "decaf grande half-soy, half-low fat, iced vanilla, double-shot, gingerbread cappuccino, extra dry, light ice, with one Sweet-n'-Low and one NutraSweet," Oooh, you're a huge asshole.

New Rule: I'm not the cashier! By the time I look up from sliding my card, selecting 'Debit,' entering my PIN, pressing 'Enter,' verifying the amount, deciding, no, I don't want cash back, and pressing 'Enter' again, the kid who is supposed to be ringing me up is standing there eating my Almond Joy.

New Rule: Girls, just because your tattoo has Chinese characters in it doesn't make you spiritual. It's right above the crack of your ass. And it translates to "beef with broccoli." The last time you did anything spiritual, you were praying to God you weren't pregnant. You're not spiritual. You're just high.

New Rule: Competitive eating isn't a sport. It's one of the seven deadly sins. ESPN recently televised the US Open of Competitive Eating, because watching those athletes at the poker table was just too damned exciting. What's next, competitive farting? Oh wait. They're already doing that. It's called "The Howard Stern Show."

New Rule: I don't need a bigger mega M&M. If I'm extra hungry for M&Ms, I'll go nuts and eat two.

New Rule: If you're going to insist on making movies based on crappy, old television shows, then you have to give everyone in the Cineplex a remote so we can see what's playing on the other screens. Let's remember the reason something was a television show in the first place is that the idea wasn't good enough to be a movie.

New Rule: No more gift registries. You know, it used to be just for weddings. Now it's for babies and new homes and graduations from rehab. Picking out the stuff you want and having other people buy it for you isn't gift giving, it's the white people version of looting.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Peace in our time.....

Hitler, Chamberlin, Baker and Ahmadinejad

Weekly Kuwait Update 1-08-07

Well, another week in the books. This week has been about the same as the others. I did have a chance to go out for another Angel Flight. Guess what? It was cancelled just like the last one I tried to be a part of. To refresh your memory, thee flights are where the fallen service members get transferred from a flight from Iraq to a flight back home to their loved ones. I actually made two trips to the airport to pay my respects and to conduct the honors. The first time the group got the times wrong. One would think that with the military time working in our favor, that sort of thing would not happen. But we still have to battle the local time with that of the so called "ZULU" time. The second time I went to the airport, the flight was early and we missed it by twenty minutes. Unfortunately, there will come another day that I will be able to go up and pay my respects.

Well, I am finishing this story up late on Monday afternoon. It seems that doing all the mid-watches (mid-night to 08:00) has messed with my sleep schedule. I tried to go to sleep late night and couldn't. So I stayed awake all night long reading and then trying to go to sleep. I gave up around 05:00 at which point I took a shower and got ready for the day. Two nights ago I came off a mid-watch and stayed awake to go do the angel flight. I stayed up for 13 hours. With no sleep since 14:00 yesterday and it is now 17:00, I have been up for 17 hours. For some reason my body does not want to go to sleep when it is dark. It is one of the weird things that we all have to deal with when the watch schedule changes around the clock. Don't worry; I will make up for it. The last time this happened, I slept for 18 hours. Yes, it can be done if a person is tired enough.

OK, I have an update on the wreck that I sent a picture of last week. I was finally able to take a picture of the automobile from the other side of the road. Now, there has been some discussion on the actual point value so I am submitting the two photos for a final review.

If you notice the other vehicle is on the other side of the road where the black vehicle hit is as it crossed in front of it. I can not imagine how fast the black SUV would have to be going to flip and skid down the highway. We constantly see vehicles pass us doing well over 100 MPH. One
night we were driving down the six lane highway doing 80 MPH and two people on a 4-wheeler passed us on the shoulder doing a wheelie. No helmet and no shoes. These people are unbelievable drivers. If there is one thing I fear over here, it is driving down these highways with the Kuwaiti people behind the wheels. They actually have children sitting up on the dash, in the back windows and never in a car seat. I wished I could say that the accidents like this one are rare but they aren't. We usually see one of these a week.

Well, it is now time for me to recharge the batteries. I NEED SLEEP. By the way, the countdown timer has 3 months, 29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes. We are now under the 4 month left milestone. J Thanks to all for the thoughts and prayers. It really helps. Until next week, Go Gators, neat the Buckeyes and maybe the Chiefs will win it all next year when I can be in the stand yelling them on.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Roy Beck's celebrated demonstration of the population consequences of current U.S. immigration policies has entertained and shocked audiences across the country. This video is packed with the facts and analysis that make moral and practical sense of a complex and highly contentious issue.

NJ Facts

New Jersey is a peninsula.
Highlands, New Jersey has the highest elevation along the entire eastern
seaboard, from Maine to Florida.
New Jersey is the only state where all of its counties are classified as
metropolitan areas.
New Jersey has more race horses than Kentucky.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

USS Franklin - Bob Blanchard

Bob Blanchard unknowingly became part of an iconic photograph of the war in the Pacific. This video tells the story of Medal of Honor recipients, Fr. Joseph O'Callahan and Lt. Gary. These kinds of videos from Buzz Creek will soon be compiled in a "veterans channel" on More References on this event: USS Franklin (see links at bottom of article) - USS Gary and USS O'Callahan. Of note- In one of the photos shown in this video - two carriers are shown on fire. The other is USS Beleau Wood but the photo is from the prior year in October 1944 when both Belleau Wood and Franklin were hit by kamikazis.

Thursday, January 11, 2007