Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Blaming faux"global warming" for everything! cool!

I have found a hilarious list of stuff all caused by "global warming" from a UK site called:


OK, sorry!!
Yes we can all agree "climate change" occurs usually daily or every few months: cold, warm, cold, warm... wow, when will it end?
Why don't "they" call it "global warming" any more? Because the earth is now in a cooling phase. "Climate changes" covers all bases! Warm - cold - warm - cold: see, we're right! Now, give us all your money! (pay no attention to scientists without government grants or funding, they don't provide the results "we" want!...)

This list is so ridiculous, it basically speaks for itself. Another post on the same website describes how we know people are LYING about "global warming" junk science. So for anyone who thinks "global warming" is a man made reality, and "the government" and "the media" are 100% trustworthy, I have some snake oil for you -> it fixes anything you have that ails you: trust me!
"the warm list" by John Brignell - go HERE to see EVERY SINGLE LINK
A complete list of things caused by global warming

Acne, agricultural land increase, Afghan poppies destroyed, poppies more potent, Africa devastated, Africa in conflict, African aid threatened, African summer frost, aggressive weeds, Air France crash, air pressure changes, airport malaria, Agulhas current, Alaska reshaped, moves, allergy season longer, alligators in the Thames, Alps melting, Amazon a desert, American dream end, amphibians breeding earlier (or not), anaphylactic reactions to bee stings, ancient forests dramatically changed, animals head for the hills, animals shrink, Antarctic grass flourishes, Antarctic ice grows, Antarctic ice shrinks, Antarctic sea life at risk, anxiety treatment, algal blooms, archaeological sites threatened, Arctic bogs melt, Arctic in bloom, Arctic ice free, Arctic ice melt faster, Arctic lakes disappear, Arctic tundra to burn, Arctic warming (not), Atlantic less salty, Atlantic more salty, atmospheric circulation modified, attack of the killer jellyfish, avalanches reduced, avalanches increased, Baghdad snow, Bahrain under water, bananas grow, barbarisation, beer better, beer shortage, beer worse, beetle infestation, bet for $10,000, big melt faster, billion dollar research projects, billion homeless, billions face risk, billions of deaths, bird distributions change, bird loss accelerating, bird strikes, bird visitors drop, birds confused, birds decline (Wales), birds driven north, birds face longer migrations, birds return early, birds shrink, bittern boom ends, blackbirds stop singing, blackbirds threatened, Black Hawk down, blood contaminated, blue mussels return, bluetongue, brain eating amoebae, brains shrink, bridge collapse (Minneapolis), Britain one big city, Britain Siberian, brothels struggle, brown Ireland, bubonic plague, budget increases, Buddhist temple threatened, building collapse, building season extension, bushfires, business opportunities, business risks, butterflies move north, carbon crimes, camel deaths, cancer deaths in England, cannibalism, caterpillar biomass shift, cave paintings threatened, childhood insomnia, Cholera, circumcision in decline, cirrus disappearance, civil unrest, cloud increase, coast beauty spots lost, cockroach migration, coffee threatened, coffee berry borer, cold climate creatures survive, cold spells (Australia), cold wave (India), computer models, conferences, conflict, conflict with Russia, consumers foot the bill, coral bleaching, coral fish suffer, coral reefs dying, coral reefs grow, coral reefs shrink , coral reefs twilight, cost of trillions, cougar attacks, crabgrass menace, cradle of civilisation threatened, creatures move uphill, crime increase, crocodile sex, crops devastated, crumbling roads, buildings and sewage systems, curriculum change, cyclones (Australia), danger to kid's health, Darfur, Dartford Warbler plague, deadly virus outbreaks, death rate increase (US), deaths to reach 6 million, Dengue hemorrhagic fever, depression, desert advance, desert retreat, destruction of the environment, dig sites threatened, disappearance of coastal cities, disasters, diseases move north, dog disease, Dolomites collapse, dozen deadly diseases - or not, drought, ducks and geese decline, dust bowl in the corn belt, early marriages, early spring, earlier pollen season, Earth axis tilt, Earth biodiversity crisis, Earth dying, Earth even hotter, Earth light dimming, Earth lopsided, Earth melting, Earth morbid fever, Earth on fast track, Earth past point of no return, Earth slowing down, Earth spins faster, Earth to explode, earth upside down, earthquakes, earthquakes redux, El Niño intensification, end of the world as we know it, erosion, emerging infections, encephalitis, English villages lost, equality threatened, Europe simultaneously baking and freezing, eutrophication, evolution accelerating, expansion of university climate groups, extinctions (human, civilisation, logic, Inuit, smallest butterfly, cod, ladybirds, pikas, polar bears, possums, walrus, toads, plants, salmon, trout, wild flowers, woodlice, a million species, half of all animal and plant species, mountain species, not polar bears, barrier reef, leaches, salamanders, tropical insects) experts muzzled, extreme changes to California, fading fall foliage, fainting, famine, farmers benefit, farmers go under, farm output boost, fashion disaster, fever, figurehead sacked, fir cone bonanza, fires fanned in Nepal, fish bigger, fish catches drop, fish downsize, fish catches rise, fish deaf, fish get lost, fish head north, fish shrinking, fish stocks at risk, fish stocks decline, five million illnesses, flames stoked, flesh eating disease, flood patterns change, floods, floods of beaches and cities, flood of migrants, flood preparation for crisis, flora dispersed, Florida economic decline, flowers in peril, food poisoning, food prices rise, food prices soar, food security threat (SA), football team migration, footpath erosion, forest decline, forest expansion, frog with extra heads, frostbite, frost damage increased, frosts, fungi fruitful, fungi invasion, games change, Garden of Eden wilts, geese decline in Hampshire, genetic diversity decline, gene pools slashed, giant oysters invade, giant pythons invade, giant squid migrate, gingerbread houses collapse, glacial earthquakes, glacial retreat, glacial growth, glacier grows (California), glacier wrapped, global cooling, global dimming, glowing clouds, golf course to drown, golf Masters wrecked, grandstanding, grasslands wetter, gravity shift, Great Barrier Reef 95% dead, Great Lakes drop, great tits cope, greening of the North, Grey whales lose weight, Gulf Stream failure, habitat loss, haggis threatened, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, harmful algae, harvest increase, harvest shrinkage, hay fever epidemic, health affected, health of children harmed, health risks, heart disease, heart attacks and strokes (Australia), heat waves, hibernation affected, hibernation ends too soon, hibernation ends too late, HIV epidemic, homeless 50 million, hornets, high court debates, human development faces unprecedented reversal, human fertility reduced, human health risk, human race oblivion, hurricanes, hurricane reduction, hurricanes fewer, hurricanes not, hydropower problems, hyperthermia deaths, ice age, ice sheet growth, ice sheet shrinkage, icebergs, illness and death, inclement weather, India drowning, infrastructure failure (Canada), industry threatened, infectious diseases, inflation in China, insect explosion, insect invasion, insurance premium rises, Inuit displacement, Inuit poisoned, Inuit suing, invasion of cats, invasion of crabgrass, invasion of herons, invasion of jellyfish, invasion of king crabs, invasion of midges, island disappears, islands sinking, itchier poison ivy, jellyfish explosion, jets fall from sky, jet stream drifts north, Kew Gardens taxed, kidney stones, killer cornflakes, killing us, kitten boom, koalas under threat, krill decline, lake and stream productivity decline, lake empties, lake shrinking and growing, landslides, landslides of ice at 140 mph, large trees decline, lawsuits increase, lawsuit successful, lawyers' income increased (surprise surprise!), lawyers want more, legionnaires' surge, lives saved, Loch Ness monster dead, locust plagues suppressed, lush growth in rain forests, Malaria, mammoth dung melt, mango harvest fails, Maple production advanced, Maple syrup shortage, marine diseases, marine food chain decimated, Meaching (end of the world), Mediterranean rises, megacryometeors, Melanoma, Melanoma decline, methane emissions from plants, methane burps, methane runaway, melting permafrost, Middle Kingdom convulses, migration, migration difficult (birds), migratory birds huge losses, microbes to decompose soil carbon more rapidly, minorities hit, monkeys on the move, Mont Blanc grows, monuments imperiled, moose dying, more bad air days, more research needed, mortality increased, mountain (Everest) shrinking, mountaineers fears, mountains break up, mountains green and flowering, mountains taller, mortality lower, Myanmar cyclone, narwhals at risk, National Parks damaged, National security implications, native wildlife overwhelmed, natural disasters quadruple, new islands, next ice age, NFL threatened, Nile delta damaged, noctilucent clouds, no effect in India, Northwest Passage opened, nuclear plants bloom, oaks dying, oaks move north, ocean acidification, ocean acidification faster, ocean dead zones unleashed, ocean deserts expand, ocean waves speed up, oceans noisier, opera house to be destroyed, outdoor hockey threatened, ozone repair slowed, ozone rise, Pacific dead zone, penguin chicks frozen, penguin chicks smaller, personal carbon rationing, pest outbreaks, pests increase, phenology shifts, pines decline, plankton blooms, plankton destabilised, plants lose protein, plants march north, plants move uphill, polar bears aggressive, polar bears cannibalistic, polar bears deaf, polar bears drowning, polar tours scrapped, popcorn rise, porpoise astray, profits collapse, psychiatric illness, puffin decline, rabid bats, radars taken out, railroad tracks deformed, rainfall increase, rape wave, refugees, reindeer endangered, release of ancient frozen viruses, resorts disappear, rice threatened, rice yields crash, rift on Capitol Hill, rioting and nuclear war, river flow impacted, rivers raised, roads wear out, robins rampant, rocky peaks crack apart, roof of the world a desert, rooftop bars, Ross river disease, ruins ruined, Russia under pressure, salinity reduction, salinity increase, Salmonella, satellites accelerate, school closures, sea level rise, sea level rise faster, seals mating more, seismic activity, sewer bills rise, severe thunderstorms, sex change, sexual promiscuity, shark attacks, sharks booming, sharks moving north, sheep shrink, shop closures, short-nosed dogs endangered, shrinking ponds, shrinking sheep, shrinking shrine, Sidney Opera House wiped out, ski resorts threatened, skin cancer, slow death, smaller brains, smog, snowfall decrease, snowfall increase, snowfall heavy, snow thicker, soaring food prices, societal collapse, soil change, songbirds change eating habits, sour grapes, space problem, spectacular orchids, spiders getting bigger, spiders invade Scotland, squid aggressive giants, squid larger, squid population explosion, squid tamed, squirrels reproduce earlier, stick insects, stingray invasion, storms wetter, stormwater drains stressed, street crime to increase, subsidence, suicide, swordfish in the Baltic, Tabasco tragedy, taxes, tectonic plate movement, teenage drinking, terrorism, terrorists (India), threat to peace, ticks move northward (Sweden), tides rise, tigers eat people, tomatoes rot, tornado outbreak, tourism increase, toxic seaweed, trade barriers, trade winds weakened, traffic jams, transportation threatened, tree foliage increase (UK), tree growth slowed, trees in trouble, trees less colourful, trees more colourful, trees lush, tropics expansion, tropopause raised, truffle shortage, truffles down, tundra plant life boost, turtles crash, turtle feminised, turtles lay earlier, UFO sightings, UK coastal impact, UK Katrina, uprooted - 6 million, Vampire moths, Venice flooded, violin decline, volcanic eruptions, walrus pups orphaned, walrus stampede, war, war between US and Canada, wars over water, wars sparked, wars threaten billions, wasps, water bills double, water scarcity (20% of increase), water stress, weather out of its mind, weather patterns awry, Western aid cancelled out, West Nile fever, whale beachings, whales lose weight, whales move north, whales wiped out, wheat yields crushed in Australia, wildfires, wind shift, wind reduced, winds stronger, winds weaker, wine - Australian baked, wine - harm to Australian industry, wine industry damage (California), wine industry disaster (US), wine - more English, wine - England too hot, wine -German boon, wine - no more French , wine passé (Napa), wine - Scotland best, wine stronger, winters in Britain colder, winter in Britain dead, witchcraft executions, wolves eat more moose, wolves eat less, workers laid off, World at war, World War 4, World bankruptcy, World in crisis, World in flames, Yellow fever.

and all on 0.006 deg C per year!
Advice of any omissions (with sources) or broken links is welcome at
Note: All links were live at time of posting. Inevitably some will disappear, particularly from Yahoo News.
Thanks to correspondents for additional entries; especially, as always, Our Man in Puerto Rico.
Also, thanks to "Scraperguy" for the script to form the following:
The dead link collection
Africa hit hardest, allergies increase, anxiety, asthma, atmospheric defiance, bananas destroyed, blizzards, boredom, British gardens change, cardiac arrest, cataracts, challenges and opportunities, cloud stripping, cod go south, cold spells, cremation to end, damages equivalent to $200 billion, dermatitis, desert life threatened, diarrhoea, drowning people, Earth spinning out of control, Earth wobbling, extinctions (bats, pandas, pigmy possums, koalas, turtles, orang-utan, elephants, tigers, gorillas, whales, frogs, penguins,) god melts, Gore omnipresence, hazardous waste sites breached, human health improvement, ice shelf collapse, lightning related insurance claims, little response in the atmosphere, Lyme disease, malnutrition, marine dead zone, mental illness (Alberta), mountains melting, mudslides, oblivion, oyster diseases, ozone loss, plankton loss, plant viruses, polar bears starve, psychosocial disturbances, rainfall reduction, reindeer larger, riches, rivers dry up, rockfalls, salmon stronger, shrimp sex problems, snowfall reduction, tree beetle attacks, trees could return to Antarctic, tree growth increased, tsunamis, walrus displaced, water supply unreliability, weeds, white Christmas dream ends.

Suggestions for replacement links are welcome.
Total (dead and alive) 598 16th July 2008

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Righteous... dude, like, totally fer sure

Is geographical proximity of Russia to Alaska important?

Little Diomede Island (Big Diomede is in the background)

... these islands are approximately 2.4 miles apart

... so how geographically close is Russia from America? answer:
2.4 miles
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... well so what? these are just little islands you say...
... what about the coasts? that is REALLY the answer:
Yep... only 50 miles...
... did you know that?
check it out below...
Above image courtesy of
(Search for Cape Dezhnev, Russia)
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OK, so what is the point?
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If you were governor of Alaska and, oh and let's just pretend Russia was an enemy of the U.S.A., do you think there would be any security concerns, say if Russia wanted to invade? Where would be a closest spot for them to try that?
During WWII, Big Diomede served as a Russian military base. All residents were removed to the mainland, and any Little Diomede inhabitants who strayed across the waters too close to Big Diomede where taken captive by the Russians.
After WWII the two island communities, connected by Eskimo family kinships but separated by American/Russian politics, led parallel lives &endash; pictures of Karl Marx hung in the Russian schools, pictures of Abraham Lincoln in the American. Little Diomede villagers watched Warner Bros. films, Big Diomede watched movies made by Lenfilm.
If you lived on Little Diomede, could you indeed "see Russia" from your window? Duh, look again at the first picture!!!
So next time you hear state run media, comedians or TIME magazine mock Sarah Palin for mentioning Alaskans can SEE Russia from their home, NOW you know it is just an intentional way to try to discredit her even thought she spoke a TRUTH!
As explained by John Zeigler in his recent article"I can see insanity from my newsroom" at
"First, the now infamous “Russia” statement was clearly made as an aside in Palin’s interview with Charlie Gibson. Palin knew that the vast majority of American’s had no idea of the geographical proximity of Russia to Alaska (which, until after the Civil War, was actually part of Russia) and said it in a “gee, isn’t this an interesting fact?” sort of way.
Second, what she said was 100% factually accurate and relevant. As for the “lampooning” of the remark, that was done inaccurately by a comedy show with an obvious agenda. The Times should be embarrassed (if that’s still possible) even mentioning the episode in this context and to not at least point out the full context, as I just did, is flat out Media Malpractice.

As pathetic as the Times reporting was, the Associated Press was downright juvenile in taking the exact same page out of the anti-Palin playbook. They wrote, “she was ridiculed during the campaign after contending her state’s proximity to Russia gave her foreign policy experience. “You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska,” she said."
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Is Sarah Palin the leader of the free world? Doctor Zero at Hot Air thinks so.
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In summary, Russia is either 2.4 or 50 miles away from the U.S.A. depending on technical you want to be. Now you know.
Now you can understand any mocking of the distance from Russia to U.S.A. is just a lame tactic to discredit Sarah Palin. Don't fall for it.
Get the facts. Is she perfect and never makes any mistakes? Of course not... but a fact is a fact and geography is geography: can't change just for politics... well... at least for now you can't...

Great ideas from Laura Ingraham about Winning Washington in 2010 by Empowering Americans

Go to the Laura Ingraham show to learn more or sign the petition. Reposting from her site:


If you would like to express your support for this issue, go to Laura's site and please fill in the signature boxes below and press the "Sign the Petition" button.

September 15, 2009

1) Taxpayers' Bill of Rights (TABOR). Limit federal spending growth to the percentage in population growth plus the rate of inflation; provide taxpayers the option of filing a post-card sized return using a low, flat tax rate of 15%

2) End Tax-funded abortions. Stop federal payments to Planned Parenthood and prohibit any taxpayer-subsidized health insurance plan from covering abortion

3) Defend American Borders. Complete America's border-protection initiatives using remaining funds from the so-called stimulus bill

4) King Dollar. Preserve a strong dollar so that Americans' savings aren't wiped out by inflation and the U.S. dollar remains the world's reserve currency

5) Empower American Business. Immediately slash corporate tax rates to 15% and scrap the capital-gains tax altogether

6) Defend America. Strengthen America to defend our homeland and fully fund an operational, layered missile-defense system

7) Statism Exit Plan. De-fund czars; immediately cease bailout payments to failed companies; ban future bailouts

8) End Generational Theft. As few believe America's entitlement programs will be able to pay benefits to future generations, provide younger workers the choice of diverting payroll/Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts

9) Restore America's System of Justice. Introduce penalties for frivolous lawsuits, where those who launch unsuccessful lawsuits are liable for the defendants' legal bills

10) American Energy Independence. All-of-the-Above strategy that embraces alternatives, expands and accelerates exploration and production of oil and natural gas, and jumpstarts dramatic increases in nuclear power

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Operation: Can You Hear Us Now? commences Oct 17th

Lots of Americans are getting involved...

For information contact:

From their site, suggestions on how it might work, but feel free to improvise!
  • Step 1: Contact all your freedom-loving, American-loving, free-speech loving friends and get together to plan. Draw from your local Tea Party group or 9/12 group or other friends. Protest all things you did in D.C. – plus the complicit media!
  • Step 2: Identify local left-wing media outlets (most likely TV, since no one reads newspapers anymore).S
  • Step 3: Plan a rally for October 17th, 2009. If you have enough folks, visit multiple sites concurrently, otherwise pick your least favorite, liberally biased outlet as ground zero. Time it for max participation for the working (i.e. tax-paying) class. Before the AM news or at the evening 6 o’clock hour might be good (local time).
  • Step 4: Use your 1st Amendment Right to Free Speech right outside their offices or broadcast locations. Make sure you are on public property, not private property. Bring your signs, banners, flags, and voices to the event. Protest big government, small minds in Congress, and liberal media atrocities in reporting (or non-reporting). (Watch for the Free Speech media to attempt to have you forcibly removed by law enforcement – so stay on public property!)
  • Step 5: Be peaceful, respectful, but let them HEAR you and SEE you. Remember, they are hard of hearing and their eyesight isn’t what it used to be the last 8 years prior. They accidentally missed 2 million people protesting in D.C. in one of the biggest protests in US History. Bring your video to upload clips to the internet later.
  • Step 6: Complete your event with a cup o’ tea before leaving the premises. Go home.
  • Step 7: Turn on the TV and see if they saw you. If not, smile and remember that November 2010 is just around the corner!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Can 115 million business people be organized?

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For too long “We The People” have sat idly by allowing our elected leaders to increase our debt and jeopardize our future. United, we are Democrats, Republicans and Independents, and we can all agree that our government’s spending is out of control. Today is a great day to do something about it. We are the unified voice of free enterprise, and we’ve had enough!
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Cool... here is their ambitious and excellent idea:
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organize 115 million business people
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Why? Because as article from Business Wire describes:
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Boots on the ground - in Chicago

A wee bit of political feedback aka “on the ground” in Chicago

Just got back from a visit to my “home sweet home, Chicago”. I hadn’t been back for over 2 years. I took photos of the loop, food and other random or regular stuff like squirrels as my friends observed “you are acting like a tourist...” to which I replied “well, I’m taking pictures of ordinary things you take for granted while you live in Chicago”. NZ, for example, does not have squirrels which I kind of miss ... they are cute.

Anyway, when I left in June 2007, things politically were pretty hunky dory and relatively calm. Sure, the ‘left’ had been bashing George Bush non-stop for almost the entire 8 years of his presidency. This never really bothered me much because most people I knew in Chicago were quite happy with their lives, the economy was relatively stable and life in general was good. Islamic terrorists tossed a few planes at the World Trade Center and the American general happiness bubble burst. But by 2007 though, people remained diligent this would not be allowed again. For all the mistakes George Bush may have made, no further terrorist attacks occurred while he was president. That is a fact.

But what now for Chicago? Were they all still riding the lefty bus trying desperately to get back to a pre 9/11 mentality? Had everyone gone over to a progressive thinking mindset? Was everyone happily sending their kids to Obama training camps to get re-educated?

After a year of avid reading and research of the constitution, legal filings, American history, facts and logic, I am pretty convinced the progressive thought bubble since January 20, 2009 goes something like: “... Crisis? Yes... please keep them coming! We need to keep the people scared so they accept ___ (whatever crap we are selling this week). No crisis? Oh damn it to hell - they may figure us out...OK QUICK - what can we do to create another crisis? Crap, get the Alinsky playbook out, what do we do next? Hey, give the state run media their orders...errr... memo so we’re all on the same page...”

OK, no, I certainly do not know all 9.6 million people in Chicago and surrounding areas. However, I was pretty apprehensive about travelling back into the beast of the corruption belly - but curious at the same time. What was everyone thinking 8 months into this ‘administration’?

  • Was the whole city still drunk on koolaid?
  • Does everyone happily read all the lefty newspapers and have blinders on to everything in Washington?
  • Is the state run media working their magical charms casting spells of hope and happiness over Chicago?
  • Are Chicagoans too busy working and living their lives to pay attention to the creeping power grab/take over by the current federal government?
  • Are people just accepting changes to their realities when directly impacted?
  • Did everyone still love the generic promise of “change” now coming at them so fast, hard and strong; like a steam roller on warp speed? Or are they just getting flattened?
  • Was my young cousin, married in October 2008 who included a pro-Obama campaign poster in her wedding photos, still enraptured with “the one”?
  • Dare I even ask opinions of those I know who used to proudly state they are Democrats, who may resort to calling me names instead of looking at facts or logic?
  • Would I lose friendships or alienate family?
  • Was I the only one in my circle of family or friends now considered to be a ‘radical’ or ‘in the mob’?
Well, “no” or “hell no” is pretty much the answer to majority of the above...

On my journey into Chicago, I did feel extremely confident I am in the majority of Americans. I was armed and ready with ‘righty’ or conservative feedback such as facts, figures, logic and truth. I could jump into any type of political discussion to quickly show where this has all gone horribly wrong and why America is now facing an internal ‘war’ with its own federal government who is violating the sovereign documents which make America America. I will be thrilled when, most likely, ALL lefties will be voted out in 2010. Average Americans across the entire country are now involved. I plan to submit my vote where possible as an American citizen living abroad. I was prepped to help educate my young nieces and nephews - or anyone I know – and dispel current myths the lefty media proprogandists are trying to foist upon America.

Luckily for me, politics didn’t come up too much. Below is a bit of feedback from the ground in Chicago. You tell me whether it’s ‘left’ or ‘right’...
  • One of my friends, who hates politics, thinks some of the current mess is “the mess BHO inherited” to which I replied “well BHO has put America way deeper into debt and has spent more than every single president combined”. She calmly agreed yes the economical mess is now definitely ‘owned’ by the current administration no matter what or wasn’t ‘inherited’.
  • Another friend feels Chicago may be so big the politicians need to be a bit corrupt to get anything done. Well, now that is an interesting thought, isn’t it...? Perhaps why the lack of corruption is so refreshing from people like Sarah Palin and explains why people who are tired of corruption gravitate towards her. I hope she stays in the game.
  • Next, a friend explained her teen, now in 2nd year at a very liberal college, was motivated to get involved politically by starting a young republicans group on her campus. Well, good for her: the youth are getting involved.
  • Last tidbit: but not from Chicago. On my way home, I was on a flight from Memphis TN to Los Angeles CA. I heard a few snippets of 3 businessmen having a lively discussion directly behind me about politics for the entire 4 hour flight. These men, all from California, were returning home from a business trip. None of these 3 were pro-Obama. One had gone to the Sept-12 march on Washington. He glanced over at me during this part of their conversation as he complained about the lack of media coverage, so I chimed in to ask how many people did he think attended? His guess was somewhere between 750,000 and 1,000,000 from his personal observation but he was not sure.

No, I did not eavesdrop or listen to every single word - I just caught bits and pieces as they confidently, not quietly, discussed many issues I've been reading about all year. I did however find this very reassuring and quite calming that even Californians are wise to the lefty administration antics.

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So my report from the home front and travels in the USA?

I am still in the majority.

America is wise to the political corruption and lies being promulgated by the left media: the majority IS now fully awake, engaged and motivated to travel from California to Washington DC to simply express their opinion as Americans.

The youth are indeed getting involved – > against the leftist lies. Thank god: the real ‘movement’ is pro-America, pro-conservative and pro-truth.

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America is not lost and is quickly tiring of the lies. She knows or is avidly learning the truth. She has a bit of buyer’s remorse. She is not going to become a ‘socialist’ nation if she can help it.

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I will still worry, but feel confident America will find her way:

she has just begun to fight

P.S. dear ‘anonymous’ comment from Sept18th: this blog is only my opinion as I try to promote TRUTH of what is going on in America. You don’t have to read me. No, sorry, I am not ‘promulgating propaganda’: that is what the leftist state run media does. But a sincere thanks to you! Since I have now received my first negative comment after blogging for only a few months, I know I must be doing something right! Cheers for that, mate... good on ya. I hope you will open your mind to the truth as it does set you free...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Chicago visit

Art Institute - Chicago IL

Memorial garden - Park Ridge IL

Church across from Hancock building on Michigan Avenue - Chicago IL

Walgreens & McDonalds signs - Niles IL

McHenry Country Club - McHenry IL

Garden at Millenium Park on Michigan Avenue - Chicago IL

"Bean" statue at Millenium Park - Chicago IL

Chicago River near CME & Opera House on Wacker Drive - Chicago IL
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This posting is from Chicago - my ol' home town! Well technically: I was born here but have only lived within the Chicago city limits two times up near Edison Park on the edge of the city.
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Above are a few random snapshots of places I've been on this trip.
I haven't been back for two years after moving to Auckland NZ in June 2007. I feel a little bit like a tourist - but of course I remember to drive on the right hand side of the road and I remember where everything is! Chicago is an easy city to navigate. If you know where Lake Michigan is you know which direction of travel you are on. Easy peasy.
Why a picture of Walgreens? It is probably the store I miss the most. Say if one needs a decongestant - bingo: go to Walgreens for a variety of over the counter medications. In NZ - for some meds - a sick person has to go to an official chemist open 9am-5pm and explain symptoms to someone who will then sell you the medicine. Sick at 10pm? Sorry only a trip to the late night grocery store which may or may not have the desired meds. Not that I am doping up all the time but the convienience of Walgreens is really what I miss living in a smaller city on an island.
Auckland has what we need - but not the PLETHORA of stores - restaurants - bars ETC that the huge city of Chicago and surrounding area can offer. It is quite easy to see why 9.6 million (recent census) people live in and around Chicago.
It is DARN flat here for LOTS of driving one has to do to get around. Cars and people are EVERYwhere and many streets are 4 or 6 lanes. Most of Auckland driving is 2 lane windy roads up and down the hills. Things are much closer together though in Auckland.
OK - back to what is happening in Chicago. Had lunch at Portillos today with an old co-worker. She's lost her job along with 6000 people at the old company she and I used to work at. The economy is TOUGH here right now. It does NOT seem on the mend. However - both LAX and O'Hare airports were JAMMED with people streaming through on their travels when I arrived last week. So people are still flying all over the country.
Last weekend I met friends up in McHenry at the club they belong to after their golf game. It was a nice club and boaters could pull up to access if desired. We went back to their house and barbecued on a lovely and warm summer evening listening to an abundance of crickets.
Random pictures and touristy video clips I took covered:
  • Motorcyclists wearing no helmets (not required in Illinois)
  • LONG and FLAT roads
  • Squirrel and chipmunk at my sister's house in the backyard (these mammals not found in NZ)
  • Landmarks and highrises such as the Berghoff - Millenium Park - Sears Tower and pictures of the Chicago Loop
  • Gardens in full force on hot 80F sunny days
  • My sister's neighborhood
  • Family and friends (of course) -> young nieces and nephews growing like weeds
  • Our old house and neighborhood
Upcoming places I'll be also visiting the next few days meeting family and friends include lots more restaurants...
  • Hackneys - Glenview
  • McHenry Country Club - McHenry
  • Original House of Pancakes - Wilmette
  • Portillos - Elmhurst
  • Red Robin - Warrenville
  • Olive Garden - McHenry
  • Eggsperience - Bannockburn
  • Barnabys - Niles
  • Club room at the Drake Hotel - Chicago
Phew... They'll have to - what's the expression - "roll me" onto the plane since I'm eating & drinking quite well the 10 days I'm here. Two restaurants in one day even on a couple days! ... to hell with any dieting this trip. Crikey.
It is fun though and time has been flying by at WARP SPEED as I rush around trying to visit people. In fact - I gotta run.
Places to see and things to do! Rush rush rush - the vibe of Chicago in FULL force. :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

8 years later and 9/11 still haunts ... never forget

Michelle Malkin posted this haunting clip. I never heard it before. Many 9/11/2001 audio recordings were made available of trapped people calling into emergency services. This one captures the last few minutes of Kevin Cosgrove's life. It is still quite shocking to listen to.
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Evil Islamist terrorists attacked the U.S.A. September 11 2001
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It is a day to honor and remember those who perished.
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It is not a 'day of service'. It was not an 'inside job'.
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It is a day to never forget America was directly attacked by ISLAMIC TERRORISTS who HATE AMERICA.
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Some people think we can go back to a pre 9-11 mentality.
We can NOT.
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The current federal government wants Americans to forget and embrace muslims and the slow creep of Islam across the world. Estimates show Europe may be completely muslim within 20-30 years. Islam is plotting and targetting a take-over of the U.S.A.
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Do NOT be complacent America.
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Do NOT tolerate the slow creep of Islamo-facism.
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The western world may slowly be erased if westerners continue to embrace the horror which is Islam.
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This clip gives a small bitter taste of what America's enemies are capable of.
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We remember you Kevin Cosgrove.
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We will never forget.
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Monday, September 14, 2009

1.5 - 2 million at Sept 12 protest?

... just a FEW "sleeping giant" members have AWOKEN... ya THINK?!

Wow ... !!!

Estimates are ranging from 1.5 to 2 million may have shown up at the Sep 12-2009 protest march on Washington D.C.

see more info at:

Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering Alicia Nicole Titus

You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Butterfly memorials

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Much has already been written about Alicia. Many people loved her. Sept 10 2009 I quote her dad from Sweet Alicia Titus:

It has been eight years since that tragic day. Many have moved on. Some say, let's celebrate the life that was Alicia. I agree whole-heartedly, but let us honor also the feelings that are all too real for those of us who were directly affected. For in this honoring comes healing, new hope, greater joy, deeper compassion, and better understanding. It's easier to pretend that all is well but all is not well! I will go out on September 11th, kayak on Half Moon Lake, mountain bike on the Potawatomi Trail with my son, Eli, play with my grandson, Logan, sing joyous happy birthday to my son, Zac, laugh with my daughter, Shanoa as we make Mimosas...and, at the same time cry a lake of tears with my wife, Bev. These are healing, honoring tears; they come from the heart and beyond, and they honor the love that I feel for Alicia, the joy she brought to all who knew her, and the peace I feel in my soul. If we allow ourselves to feel the height of our love and joy, we must also allow ourselves to feel the depth of our pain and sadness. I've often said that grief has become my best friend and worst enemy at the same time. On this day, I will welcome the tears of grief and the joy of laughter for they are from the same well-spring.
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Who was Alicia?
She was 28 and a stewardess on flight 175... she is an inspiration to me now that I 'know' her. I cried when I read her story. Many people loved her. Alicia was easy to love. She had “it”. She was loveable. More people on this planet should be like her... and the world is not quite as nice without her.
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For Alicia Titus, her new job as a United Airlines flight attendant was a steppingstone to a bigger dream: going back to college to get her teaching credentials.A native of Ohio, 27-year-old Titus was known by friends as a gregarious and adventurous. She earned a degree in international marketing at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where a professor remembered her for her easy smile and hard work. She worked for several marketing firms in the San Francisco area before taking the job with United in January. Although her United crew was based in Boston, Titus had an apartment in San Francisco and considered the city her home. Friends told the San Francisco Chronicle that Titus had a passion for dancing, beaches and snowboarding. A victim on Flight 175, she is survived by her parents, John and Bev Titus of St. Paris, Ohio.
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From a 2007 entry on the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace foundation ... again from her dad John Titus:
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Amazingly, we watched Alicia unfold like a beautiful blossoming tree as her roots took hold and her flowering blossoms unfolded in beauty and majesty. Her gentle sweet nature graced all who knew her, while her zest for life and exuberant joyousness were exhilarating and contagious. For Alicia, life was to be experienced in its fullness! She approached each day with a sense of purpose, spreading her message of peace and love, and open to the joy that this new day would bring. One of my favorite passages from the Psalms 118 “…this is the day the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” was manifested through Alicia in her approach to life. I remember reciting this to myself on that beautiful Tuesday morning in September of 2001, as I drove eastward, down our tree-lined road to work. How quickly our perceptions can change! How profoundly our world can be transformed! How painfully evil can rear its ugly head and wreak havoc in our world!
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She left the world too early.
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You are not forgotten Alicia.
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We remember you.
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Hubble photo of a butterfly nebula - perhaps where angels live...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Remembering September 11, 2001

Pledge to who?!

Demi Moore, back prior to the elections has pledged to be a "servant for Obama". WTF? This pledging video is re-circling the net right now.

A great response from Dr. Taitz site:
In response to the brain dead brain washing of idiots like Oprah Winfrey, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and others, here is my pledge:

1. I pledge to remove this arrogant fraud Barack Hussein Obama out of the White House
2. I pledge to give voice to voiceless 85%of the population of this country who want Obama’s vital record seen
3. I pledge that no Americans will be sent to FEMA camps
4. I pledge to make sure Americans are not getting forced vaccinations
5. I pledge to stop massive looting an pillaging of American treasury
6. I pledge to end insanity of free trade and go back to sanity of balanced trade
7. I pledge to stop bleeding of American Jobs
8. I pledge to stop brainwashing of American children
9. I pledge to replace our corrupt, obedient to the regime media with responsible honest journalism with integrity
The only current pledge to promote for kids should be to preserve America. The pledge of allegiance:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Recent Rush-isms

These are GREAT so I'm reposting from a REALLY cool site I've recently found called Frugal Cafe Blog Zone. And of course, the source is Rush Limbaugh himself...

... and people wonder why Rush has so many listeners to his daily radio show

Random quotes from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, week of August 28, 2009:

  • “Honor Ted Kennedy by putting his picture on the $100,000 bill. With hyperliberal policies, we’re going to end up with hyperinflation.”
  • “There’s actually a piece at the Huffing and Puffington Post on what Mary Jo Kopechne would have thought of Ted’s career. The last line: ‘Who knows — maybe she’d feel it was worth it.’ Are we to believe now that liberal young women like to die for the cause of advancing Kennedys’ careers?”
  • “The truth is, the health care plan is collapsing under the weight of its own undeliverable promises and the fact that people have lost trust in the president of the United States. I mean, he tells us that doctors want to sever limbs for profit.”
  • “That is sick. Folks, that’s just not normal. I’m sorry. You’re in a car, it goes off a bridge, a woman dies, you don’t report it and you try to get out of it, and you want to hear jokes about it for the rest of your life?”
  • “Senator Kennedy is beloved for one reason: He used the government to take money from people that work and give it to people that don’t.”
  • “Sad news today, according to the latest Gallup poll, ladies and gentlemen: 19% more Americans are racists. Well, Obama’s approval number was 69% shortly after the Immaculation, and now it’s dropped to 50%.”
  • “I want to revise and extend my remarks on Ted Kennedy, man of the people. He certainly was a man of the people — especially if they had big boobs.”
  • “By the way, did you know that Obama’s buddy, Bill Ayers, dedicated one of his books to Sirhan Sirhan? Did you know this? You had forgotten that, but I hadn’t forgotten because I have a flawless memory.”
  • “E-mail: ‘Rush, many of us want to know what specific steps could be taken to take control away from the insurance companies and return it directly to the patients and providers.’ Very simple: Pay for it yourself!”
  • “The minute the Democrats started talking about health care as a right… I mean, that was the death knell. Something cannot be a right if the government can take it away from you.”
  • “The Alinsky trick is to use words and language that fit within the experience of your audience, the people that you’re trying to screw — and we’re being screwed. No, we’ve already been screwed, we’re just trying to prevent the pregnancy.”
  • “The death panel phrase Sarah Palin came up with is precisely controversial because it was accurate. It helped people understand exactly what was in store.”
  • “If Obama cared about your lot in life, he would yank his stimulus plan and his health care plan, and he would enact across-the-board tax cuts.”
  • “All these people in media are saying, ‘Oh, it’s so horrible for Obama, this great young president, he had so much potential.’ But it is Barack Obama himself who is directly responsible for the problems that confront him today. Like every other paranoid schizophrenic, his problems are self-created.”
  • “Just as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were the foundation of this country, nationalized health care is the foundation on which all of that founding vanishes.”
  • “Obama’s not looking at this opposition and saying, ‘Wow, I’m really out of touch with what the American people want.’ No, he’s looking at this and saying, ‘I’m going to have a tougher time ramming this down their throats! Damn Limbaugh! Damn talk radio!’”“Where is the specific constitutional language authorizing the president and Congress to dictate — yes, dictate — our medical and health care decisions? Is there any Founding Father who would have imagined such a power exercised by the government they were establishing?”
  • “I’ll tell you what else, folks — our beloved president is a laughingstock around the world. And if you don’t like that, I’ll say he’s ineffective. He’s just a hapless little college kid. God, what happened to us?”
  • “The Democrat Party is going to go down the drain and toilet before the country does.”
  • “The left in this country is not made up of thinkers. It’s made up feelers; it’s made up of emotional self-loathers. People that don’t like themselves and they don’t like the country. They’re unhappy with their lot in life and they want everybody else to be miserable. And the only way to make everybody “equal” is to make everybody miserable. You have to spread misery around to make everybody equal. They want equality of outcomes. ”
  • “Fascism is where the private sector still owns what it owns, but the politicians run it — and fascism is exactly what we’re getting under Barack Obama.”
  • “You want to hear the most ridiculous headline of the day? Here it is from The Politico: ‘Obama Vows Further Deficit Cutting.’ When are these people in the media going to understand this is not a game?”
  • “Tell me, is your life better off now than it was a year ago? After all of these rescues began? After all of these bailouts?”
  • “Snerdley, is this mark a new development in my career? To be singled out in a rap song by the famous rapper Jay-Z? I guess it is. I guess this means I’ve made it.”
  • “Obama says he ‘brought our economy back from the brink’ on the very day he announces deficits of $9 trillion over the next ten years. Good Lord. How about your job? How is that hope and change working for you?”
  • “If all you do is use the government to take money away from people who work and give it to people who don’t, you are compassionate! You are caring, and you are virtuous, and you can go into La Brasserie in Washington with your buddy Chris Dodd and start having waitress sandwiches.”
  • “I’ve been looking at the health care bill, and I’ve found two things that will not be rationed: abortions and assisted suicides. Well, it’s not a laughing matter, but sometimes that’s all you can do.”
  • “These new unemployment projections ought to serve as an indictment on this administration; this is stunning information! To all of you who trusted Obama to help the economy: How’s that hope and change working for you?”

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Important Ad from L.A.V. & 5 big lies from BHO

Endorsed by Dick Morris, here is the ad from the League of American Voters:

& recent letter distributed by the League outlines the 5 major LIES the BHO administration is CURRENTLY telling the American people.
Here is the letter (courtesy of Citizen Wells):

Dear Townhall Reader:

Are Obama and his friends taking you as a fool?
You have to wonder what they really think about the intelligence of the American people.
Obama repeatedly has out-and-out lied about his healthcare plan.
Here are just 5 of the big whoppers.
Lie #1: ‘You Keep Your Doctor, You Keep Your Insurer’

This is a complete fabrication.
Under plans Obama has backed in the House and the Senate, almost any business can opt their employees into the “public option” — the government health plan.
That means you could lose your insurer. And if your doctor is worth his salt, you’ll lose him or her as well.
Why? Because great doctors probably will not want to get the very low rates the government will pay private doctors who are part of the new government system.
So, without your consent, you very easily could lose your insurer and your doctor.
Lie #2: The Elderly Will Not Face Rationing or Medicare Cuts

More baloney.
In fact, just last week, The New York Times, a very liberal and very pro-Obama newspaper, admitted that fears of rationing for elderly patients are “not irrational.”
The truth is that Obamacare would almost 50 million new patients to government care.
Who would pay for it. You would!
Seniors on Medicare will be the first hit.
Here’s what the Times reported: “Bills now in Congress would squeeze savings out of Medicare, a lifeline for the elderly, on the assumption that doctors and hospitals can be more efficient.”
This means that faceless bureaucrats will decide the type and quality of your care.
It is a very dangerous thing to give your life and well-being over to government bureaucrats!
Imagine if you or a loved one is older than 80 years and critically needs heart surgery.
Instead of getting the heart procedure, you or that loved one could be informed that you are simply too old.
We at the League of American Voters have been warning of this danger and have a powerful TV commercial exposing the risks to seniors.
You can see the ad by Going Here Now

Lie #3: There Will Be No “Death Panels.”

More lies.
Sure, they don’t call them “death panels” in the legislation, but that’s what their job will be.
These committee members will set guidelines with which faceless bureaucrats will make decisions about you and your healthcare.
They will decide who lives and who dies. They decide who gets critical procedures and expensive medicines.
Again, according to the New York Times, the Democratic plans call for saving money by creating new oversight committees.
The Times says that Medicare and insurers would be expected to follow “advice from a new federal panel of medical experts on ‘what treatments work best.’”
Again, this very liberal paper concluded: “The zeal for cutting health costs, combined with proposals to compare the effectiveness of various treatments and to counsel seniors on end-of-life care, may explain why some people think the legislation is about rationing, which could affect access to the most expensive services in the final months of life.”
Expose the lies — Go Here Now.

Lie #4: The Obama Plan Contains Costs

Absolute nonsense.
The Obama plan will cost more than $1 trillion in new federal outlays, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
This past weekend, Sen. Joe Lieberman claimed that most of this cost comes from adding 50 million people, currently uninsured, to the government health system.
But as Lieberman pointed out, we just don’t have the money to do this right now.
You can add only so many people to the government system by cutting medical care to seniors on Medicare and raising taxes.
Democrats clearly plan to do both.

Lie #5: Illegals Are Not Covered by Obamacare

President Obama has stated time and again that illegal aliens are not covered under his new plan.

Still, Democrats say they want to add almost 50 million uninsured. Yet almost one-quarter of these uninsured are illegal aliens.
None of the Democratic plans excludes illegal aliens.
In fact, when Republicans proposed an amendment to the House plan to block illegals from getting free government healthcare, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her minions soundly defeated the motion.

Many, many lies are emanating from Washington today.

This is why the work of the League of American Voters is so critical now.
Dick Morris, the famous Fox News analyst and campaign strategist, says the League is the No. 1 organization today fighting Obamacare.
“Every American who wants to stop Obamacare should join with the League,” Morris says. “They have the best strategy to stop it from becoming law.”
Just two weeks ago, the League’s powerful new TV ad went on the air.

Thanks to your help, it’s already running in 12 states — and it is affecting millions of people.
We believe it is one reason some Democrats are starting to retreat.
But our job is not done.
We must fight the lies.
We must expose the dangers of Obamacare to all Americans.
Please act today by joining the League and donating to us today.

Thank you.
Bob Adams

Executive Director

P.S. Our TV ad, which Dick Morris crafted, is so effective that ABC News refused to run it. If you take a moment to watch the ad, you’ll see why. It simply tells the truth, in the words of a respected medical doctor.

Paid for by the League of American Voters. Contributions to the League of American Voters are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Contributions from individuals and corporations are permitted by law and welcome.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Yikes, youth indoctrination=the "give act"

Auckland commute part deux


I still like my commute!!

I previously posted couple random pictures of what Auckland looks like on my daily drive. ...Thought I’d list a few interesting tidbits of what I pass by:
  • School kids walking or waiting for buses, all in uniforms. Boys: white shirts, blue shorts. Girls: white shirts, red, blue or plaid skirts.
  • Vineyard on hilly landscape: with long rolls of netting, when grapes are present, to protect against birds.
  • Train stops and bus stations with 10-20 people waiting (never a crowd ... ever).
  • Sheep, horse or cow paddocks with stock grazing happily in green pastures.
  • NZ air force base with C130s doing fly bys, touch ‘n’ goes or dropping parachutists for practice.
  • Open air fruit and vegetable markets with roofs, but open spaces for doors: open daily.
  • Buddhist temple set back on large acreage.
  • Large golf course.
  • Beer distributor / restaurant combination.
  • Flat grassy paddock set up for equestrian hunter/jumper riding and eventing.
  • Harbours with anchored sailboats and ferries, sailboats out on the water.
  • In winter: tall grapefruit trees with hundreds of ripe fruit.
  • Flowering bushes and trees: every day, yes: all year.
  • Landscaped lawns, yards with meter high flax, bush or aloe vera plants.
  • Dormant volcano, Mt. Rangitoto: formed 600 years ago across the harbour from Auckland city business district. There are 40 dormant volcanoes around the city. :)
  • Pukekos alongside the grassy edges of the motorway.