Wanna win a cool book, of course you do. (Grokked from Mer Haskell)
No time to read On Writing by Stephen King? Here's his top 20 rules for writers. (Grokked from the Slactivist)
Essential tremors. When I'm under great stress and very tired, my hands shake like I have palsy. I wonder if I have this? Also note, this is different than the normal movement of your body from your pulse.
Jim Hines talks about some new technology to help diabetics.
Some social history on the beard. Last year you may have chuckled at the story of a splinter Amish sect cutting off the beards of other Amish. It wasn't all that long ago that anyone wearing a beard was considered strange and a challenge to social order. (Grokked from the Slactivist)
Get offa my lawn, you hippie. Why older men are grumpy. It happens at around 70. I'm just practicing.
Best economy in the world, my ass. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)
Fred Clark with history in the making. We have always been t war with Eastasia.
"'We understand that change can be confusing and that Boonstra was annoyed at having to sign up for a new plan… But it appears (Boonstra) jumped on television without trying to understand the basics about her new coverage... In any case, one cannot claim that a plan is "unaffordable" when over the course of the year it will provide you with substantial savings.'" Another Obamacare horror story ad goes down the drain. Also note that even with proof that 1) she's paying less in premiums, 2) her drugs are covered under her plan (instead of a prescription card) and 3) her out of pocket will be less, she still thinks she's getting the fuzzy end of the lollipop. Why? Because people are telling here she is and she believes the people exploiting here more than the people trying to help her.(Grokked from the Slactivist)
I want to be very clear about this, Cliven Bundy is a thief. His family are thieves. The people supporting him don't understand that while he is using the words of patriotism, he's a crook. And he is stealing from all of us. His arguments are cockamamie. Pure bull. He signed the contracts after bidding to use Federal Lands. He knew exactly what he was getting into. His argument about the Federal Government not being able to own land is complete and utter bullshit. His argument that the lands can't belong to anyone outside the State of Nevada is complete bullshit. His argument of being grandfathered in is complete bullshit. The land doesn't belong to him. The rules change. It happens. His argument is the same as if someone went speeding past the new school while kids are crossing the street and getting on and off of buses because, hey, they've been speeding down that road since they were 16, some 40 years before. It's the same level of argument. Ryan Bundy says, "We will do whatever it takes to protect our life, liberty and our property. And that's what every single American should also say also." Hey, that's great. Only, it's not your property. If it were, there wouldn't be court orders against you. If it were, you wouldn't have had to sign contracts with the BLM. Keep your cattle on your land, pay the back rents you owe, and this will all go away. But that isn't what you want. The Bundys are criminals, the people they're robbing is everyone else in this country, and all the people supporting them are enabling and abetting criminals and criminal behavior. They aren't patriots. They're a mob. We're a country of laws.
Oliver North, you're a jerk. A complete knee-biter. Seriously, dude, going off your meds isn't helping anyone. And if you aren't on meds and still want to think that nobody died because of your actions, and that the Reagan Administration didn't try to cover up Iran-Contra, you've obviously are suffering from some sort of stroke damage. Get help soon. (Grokked from the Slactivist)
Mind over food.