Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Spell Checker

I halve a spelling checker,
It came with my pea see.
It plainly marks four my revue
Mistakes I dew knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait aweigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the era rite
Its rarely ever wrong.

I've scent this massage threw it,
And I'm shore your pleased too no
Its letter prefect in every weigh;
My checker tolled me sew.

Friday, January 27, 2012



The Solar thing just got a little more interesting.......REALLY!

The Tonopah Solar company in Harry Reid's Nevada is getting a $737 million loan from Obama's Department Of Energy-DOE. The project will produce a 110 megawatt power system and employ 45 permanent workers. That's costing us just $16 million per job. One of the investment partners in this endeavor is Pacific Corporate Group (PCG).

The PCG executive director is Ron Pelosi, who is the brother to Nancy 's husband. He is the uncle of California 's Lt. Governor Calvin Newsome.

Don't ask any questions, just move along folks.....nuthin' crooked goin' on here.

You will find people on both sides arguing we need more solar power or arguing that this company will create 1,000 jobs not just 45 so that would still cost us $737,000 per employee. The fact remains we just came off the horrible Solyndra deal and our government is corrupt at every level. Think about this come November.

Energy Department Finalizes $737 Million Loan Guarantee to Tonopah Solar Energy for Nevada Project

September 28, 2011 - 12:32pm

Washington D.C. --- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the Department finalized a $737 million loan guarantee to Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC to develop the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project.  The solar project, sponsored by SolarReserve, LLC, is a 110 megawatt concentrating solar power tower generating facility with molten salt as the primary heat transfer and storage medium.  It will be the first of its kind in the United States and the tallest molten salt tower in the world.  Located 14 miles northwest of Tonopah, Nevada on land leased from the Bureau of Land Management, the company anticipates the facility will fund 600 construction jobs and 45 permanent jobs.  The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy facility is expected to avoid nearly 290,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually and produce enough electricity to power over 43,000 homes. 
“If we want to be a player in the global clean energy race, we must continue to invest in innovative technologies that enable commercial-scale deployment of clean, renewable power like solar,” said Secretary Chu.  “Solar generation facilities, like the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, help supply energy to local utilities and create hundreds of good, American clean energy jobs.”
The project includes 17,500 heliostats (mirror assemblies) that collect and focus the sun's thermal energy to heat molten salt flowing through an approximately 640-foot tall solar power tower.  The high temperature molten salt circulates from the tower to a storage tank, where it is then used to produce steam and generate electricity.  Excess thermal energy is stored in the molten salt and can be called upon at any time to create additional steady, clean, renewable power for up to ten hours, even in the evening hours and when direct sunlight isn’t available.  This increases grid stability and reduces the need for carbon pollution emitting generators, which currently supplement intermittent renewable generation technologies during periods of no or low solar resource.  The molten salt technology was demonstrated at the Solar Two facility in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  Power from the project will be sold to Nevada Power Company, a utility subsidiary of NV Energy, Inc.
The Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) administers three separate programs: the Title XVII Section 1703 and Section 1705 loan guarantee programs, and the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program. The Title XVII loan guarantee programs support the deployment of commercial technologies along with innovative technologies that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gas emissions, while the ATVM loan program supports the development of advanced vehicle technologies. To date, the Department has issued loans, loan guarantees or offered conditional commitments for loan guarantees totaling nearly $40 billion to support more than 40 clean energy projects across the United States, including several of the world’s largest solar generation facilities, three geothermal projects, the world’s largest wind farm, and the nation’s first new nuclear power plant in three decades. For more information, please visithttp://www.lpo.energy.gov.
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Judicial Watch Sues Obama Administration for Records Detailing Possible Leak of bin Laden Classified Information to Hollywood Director

So let me get this straight. The Obama administration is fighting Judicial Watch tooth-and-nail to avoid releasing photographs of the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden, citing national security reasons. And at the same time, administration officials allegedly leaked information about the bin Laden raid to a Hollywood film director?

That's what press reports seem to indicate. And we're now trying to get to the bottom of this emerging scandal.

On January 13, 2012, JW filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to obtain documents regarding meetings and communications between government agencies and Hollywood director Kathryn Bigelow. (If the name sounds familiar, it is because Bigelow is the Academy Award-winning director of the military film "The Hurt Locker." She is also the ex-wife of Hollywood director James Cameron of "Avatar" fame.)

At issue in JW's lawsuit is the possibility that the Obama administration leaked classified information to Bigelow and Annapurna Pictures as source material for the making of Bigelow's not-yet-released film, tentatively titled "Killing bin Laden."

Here's what we're after, pursuant to JW FOIA requests filed with the DOD and the CIA on August 9, 2011:
All records of communications between any officer, official, or employee of the DoD and Ms. Bigelow, as well as with Mr. Mark Boal, Ms. Megan Ellison, or employees of Annapurna Pictures.(The same request was made of the CIA with regard to Bigelow, Boal, Ellison, and employees of Annapurna Pictures.)

The DOD admitted receiving the FOIA request on August 22, 2011, but advised Judicial Watch that "at this time, we are unable to make a release determination on your request within twenty (20) working days" of August 9, which would have been by September 6, 2011. The CIA acknowledged receiving the FOIA request on August 16, 2011, indicating that "the large number of FOIA requests CIA received has created unavoidable delays, making it unlikely that we can respond with the 20 working days the FOIA requires."

Well, this stonewalling has dragged on for months and we still have no documents. We haven't even been told by the Obama administration if documents would be produced - hence our lawsuit.

Bigelow's film, in production since 2008, originally intended to document the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden. The top secret Navy SEAL team mission that led to the capture and killing of bin Laden is reportedly the source for the film's new content and conclusion.

As reported by Reuter's, "It has been alleged that Bigelow…in preparation for the script to their Annapurna Pictures movie about the killing of Osama Bin Laden - received classified information regarding his death."

Now, why would the Obama administration do such a thing?

First off, this is an administration that has shown a proclivity to selectively releasing information that helps the "Obama brand" while withholding information that may be harmful or embarrassing. (See theselective release of classified documents disparaging the use of so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques.")

Second, this is also an administration that aggressively uses federal agencies to assist the Obama campaign. (See the recently dismissed lawsuit against Boeing in support of Big Labor and the flow ofObamacare waivers to unions.)

The conclusion seems obvious: The alleged leaking of this information was an effort to boost the Obama 2012 presidential election campaign.

Thank you to liberal New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd for alerting us to this abuse:
The White House is also counting on the Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal big-screen version of the killing of Bin Laden to counter Obama's growing reputation as ineffectual. The Sony film by the Oscar-winning pair who made "The Hurt Locker" will no doubt reflect the president's cool, gutsy decision against shaky odds. Just as Obamaland was hoping, the movie is scheduled to open on Oct. 12, 2012 - perfectly timed to give a home-stretch boost to a campaign that has grown tougher.

The moviemakers are getting top-level access to the most classified mission in history from an administration that has tried to throw more people in jail for leaking classified information than the Bush administration.

It was clear that the White House had outsourced the job of manning up the president's image to Hollywood when Boal got welcomed to the upper echelons of the White House and the Pentagon and showed up recently - to the surprise of some military officers - at a C.I.A. ceremony celebrating the hero Seals (sic). In short, if press reports from the liberal media are to be believed, the Obama administration released classified national security information to help Hollywood make a two-hour Obama campaign commercial to be released just weeks before the 2012 elections.

As I say, JW is in hot pursuit of these "Killing bin Laden" records in order to get to the truth in the matter. And at the same time, we continue to fight in court for the release of the post-mortem photographs and video recordings of bin Laden. At this point, given the alleged Bigelow leaks, it's hard to put any stock in the claim made by Obama administration officials that their stonewalling of the bin Laden death photos has anything to do with national security.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Barack Obama’s State Of The Union Ratings Continue To Decline, Down 12% From 2011

By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Wednesday January 25, 2012 @ 3:05pm PSTTags: Barack Obama, Ratings, State Of the Union
About 37.75 million viewers watched President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address, which featured a farewell appearance by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and aired live across 14 broadcast and cable networks. That was down 12% from last year’s speech, which was watched by 42.79 million people and down 21% from Obama’s first State of the Union in 2010 (48 million). Like his approval ratings, Obama’s TV ratings have been sliding since the post-inauguration high of 52.37 million viewers who tuned in for his address to the joint session of Congress in February 2009. Among the cable news networks, Fox News dominated the field with 3.8 million viewers vs. 2.8 million for MSNBC and 2.7 million for CNN.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Quarterly Update: The Economic Downturn in Historical Context

Authors: Paul Swartz, Analyst, Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Neil Bouhan, Analyst, Center for Geoeconomic Studies
PublisherCouncil on Foreign Relations
Release DateJanuary 18, 2012


How do the recent economic collapse and recovery match up with past cycles? This chart book provides a series of answers, plotting current indicators (in red) against the average of all post–World War II recessions (in blue). To facilitate comparisons, the data are centered on the beginning of the recession (marked by "0"). The dotted lines are composites representing the mildest and the most severe experiences in past cycles. Because the downturn has been compared to the Great Depression, the appendix plots the recent trend lines against the 1930s.

Appendix: The Current Recession Compared to the Prewar Average and the Great Depression
The economic cycle framework can be used to compare the current cycle to prewar (World War II) recessions and the Great Depression. The thick red line represents the current recession; the thin blue line, the postwar average; the thick green line, the Great Depression; and the thin gold line, the prewar average.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012



Mr. Moyers interview with David Stockman was spot on, well done in more ways than one! There’s is really very little difference between the two party political system. Our political “system” appears to be illusion wrapped in a delusion fed by the shadow of a starving chicken. The American public needs a pair of glasses without the rose colored lens of crony capitalism. The “Mother’s Milk” of American politics is drowning “freedom and liberty” of opportunity, innovation and individualism in which Stockman clearly shows during the interview. Our “future” and “wealth creation” has been hi-jacked by zero interest rates. Perhaps the events of huge cruise ship Costa Concordia and its Captain “Chicken of the Sea” is an analogy of Washington, D.C. leadership, policy and the financial shoals we are as a country heading for as our political future unfolds during this election season.  These political candidates should require a hunting license for bagging the public.

Bill Moyers Interviews David Stockman On Crony Capitalism

This is a great interview of our own David Stockman by Bill Moyers. The title is “Crony Capitalism,” and the interview is wide-ranging and informative. David spells out the causes of our current malaise and the history behind it. The good thing about shows like this is that Moyers actually let’s Stockman talk at length. Enjoy!