Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
just interesting ... about the Philippines.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Jim Owen has these clips on youtube. Great music from a good time.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Well, nieces and nephews --- to be honest... I gave up on Revlon ... it was a bad pick by me. It may yet pan out but there never appeared to be any real change in direction or management and the stock would fall back after every weak attempt to move up. SO ... I SOLD IT with just a little profit (luckily) and have re-invested.
I am convinced the earth will melt on cue as Al Gore has told us. To benefit from that tremendous heat from the sun ... I looked around for a way to invest in the trend of the melting earth.
I discovered solar power.
Now ... China is building a new coal burning plant every week to create electrical energy for the growing demand of its people. (The USA has not built a coal burning plant in 20 years and has not built a nuclear plant in 30 years.. makes you wonder). Now, China knows it has a problem with its carbon footprint. They watched the movie "convenient lie" also - by Gore. So they are throwing all kinds of effort at alternative energy sources and with cheap labor to boot. Two or three companies in china are now building photovoltaic cells as fast as they can to meet the Al gore demand for solar power cells. Their market is the world - not just China.
One such company is JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO). YOUR $30 investment ($60) is now invested in TWO shares of JASO instead of 50 shares of REV.
Here is a chart of JASO ... and REV compared....
see the difference GORE can make?
Not to worry that China is a commie nation. We will be too in a few months when Hillary gets elected. Then - the GORE magic on solar will go even stronger because we will become even more aware of how quickly the planet is melting.
See this excellent movie on modern Soviet & Russian history from Revolution
(1917) to the present free online. Not to be missed:
Monday, August 06, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
This is the most cogent and powerful essay on the threat of Islamic terrorism I have seen. Dr. Vernon Chong. It is without a doubt the most articulate and convincing writing I have read regarding the War in
-------- Subject: Muslims, terrorist and the
Friday, August 03, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
i can see Catherine in a lot of those kinds of memories.
God Bless Her, She was a good woman.... and always treated us like we were just as good as everybody else.
Well, what she never knew wont hurt a thing. We'll miss her. Vic
Very few of my college classmates joined up , some became school teachers and my fellow EE classmates got defense contractor related jobs to stay out.Most of my working class neighborhood friends ended up going in for one reason or another.The National Guard and Reserves, another great place to hide, got all types from various economic classes .Gee our current Gung Ho President took this route I believe and still has not completed his part-time six years. (From RG - marine)
... From me- Navy... I was from High School Class of '67 and my class had a high percentage to go. I was a latecomer because I worked and sold off my cows and eventually muddled through 4 years of college - but joined after the #8 draft lottery (Navy-Reserves) so I could go the officer route - thinking I might even want to make it a career but later figured out I was not great military material.
It was almost a fluke I wound up in Vietnam at all. Most of my buddies from HS let the draft take them so they could get out of it over with in two years. All in our area were lower economic strata. The route Bush took was earlier than mine but if you wanted to FLY, maybe his was not a bad choice. Alas, he was in "thunderthuds" which were really meant for a nuclear bomber support fighter/bomber. These were heavy and not agile and did not have great "recycle value" after a few trips over N. Vietnam. As the war wound down Bush was becomming eligible for this type combat flying -- but the "thuds" were ALREADY out of use there and in fact by that time, ALL the forces were encouraging people to leave early to thin out the cost structure. They were probably very happy to encourage him to fly less and hurry his exit. My brother did 2 years of college (which was expensive for the family) and joined the Navy in 1968. By luck of the draw - he became a stateside based operating room technician instead of an assignment to the fleet marines. Today he is a Capt. in the Medical Service Corps - USNR. So much is fate - but for sure the draft could be avoided more easily by those with money and connections.
Great Photos of Blue Angels. This chief took over Admin for Blue Angels in 1967. That is the year after my Dad retired from the Navy and the year I graduated High School. Dad was an ADJ Chief (jet mechanic). He worked with VT-4 that kept the same hangar (home field) as the Blue Angels. I often went "to work" with dad and several times, I had my shoes shined by the man who shined the shoes for the "angels". Dad was native to the area and we grew up on the family farm nearby at www.chumuckla.blogspot.com.