People c0ntinue to move, speak and do things so there is always a few comments on those doings…..
Well, surprise, surprise Fisker has retained bankruptcy counsel and likely will file for Chapter 11 in a matter of days. Another green/electric car crony capitalist experiment gone bad. They got a 529 million dollar loan/grant a couple of years ago from the beings in the White House, built a few cars in Finland and several of those caught fire an blew up in the rains from Sandy. They are down to 50 employees and looking for a buyer. How many of the failures will there be? I guess many more until the Feds run out of my money and yours.
The peaches are about the size of a large marble now and we’ll have fresh peach cobbler and slices on vanilla ice cream in another month or so.
Weapons of all kinds in the hands of the mentally unstable will regrettably always be a problem in a free society. Our freedoms do give rise to greater exposure to violent crime because of those freedoms. The gun control advocates miss the boat on more restrictions against the law-abiding. The fact is the liberal wing of America simply doesn’t want an armed public; that is the real truth. They was a populace that can be and will be cowed. The killings at Ft. Hood are the best exemplar of the weakness of their arguments and those who are so politically correct they can’t or won’t recognize the truth and reality. I worry about the mentally ill having access to a gun or anything potentially dangerous but I worry more about an Islamic terrorists having them. That guy was a psychiatrist for heaven’s sake! More importantly he was a Muslim.
At last check some 30 to 40 thousand people a year were killed in auto accidents. A 4000 pound car is and can be a deadly weapon. When you sell your used Chevy Volt do you do a background check on the purchaser? What if he is a nut case and plans to use the car to run down innocents at the weekend community event? Or he just uses the vehicle completely irresponsibly and kills or injures other? If we are going to worry about dangerous objects in the hands of those who potentially could use them to harm others then the list is much much longer than guns.
Oh, an aside on the gun debate. Just last week one of our major media outlets reported on its opinion page that 270 people are shot each day in America. Hmm, let’s see that is 100,000 a year. We are a really big country and no doubt there are some people shot by accident or criminal deed each day. But 270? Come on at least use some real numbers; I sure would love to see the actual data behind that number.
Is the melting pot assumption for the US really such a good idea? Does an objective analysis of our history and recent history support that constant stream of rhetoric from politically correct politicians. If diversity is such a great idea then why didn’t and hasn’t it taken root in Europe? Look at a map and you can see that Europe is positioned even better than the US to have a diverse society ethnically and religiously. Access is easy across the Mediterranean and you can literally walk into Europe from the East. Are we so arrogant and naive that we believe we are more socially advanced and intelligent than our brethren across the Pond? They have had centuries. indeed millennia, to ponder the alleged virtues of a diverse society and have rejected it on the whole. Our obsession with diversity of different ethnicities and religions is of recent vintage here. Until a few decades ago when Americans spoke of diversity they meant diverse European nations. But all those nations did in fact have many shared common heritages in religion and political structures. Languages varied but the culture was not alien to one another. Yugoslavia was the great European experiment in diversity and you see how that worked out even after centuries of trying to make it work. You now have numerous countries there and they still don’t like each other. More reflection might be in order.
I wonder if the couple selected for that flight to Mars in about ten years by the European company will have a really thorough physical? Something really simple here could be death on that trip. Will they do a preventative appendectomy on each of them? It is an ordinary and routine surgical procedure here but if one got an attack on that trip and antibiotics couldn’t control the outbreak then they would die. What would the survivor do with the body? Rather doubt the “garbage” release shoot would accommodate a body. Just one of many, many possible health issues that could arise. Maybe they will select a doctor. And I guess they will send with them the opposite of viagra whatever that is; just in case of need. (what if they don’t like each other after a while)
Much more about the attack at Boston later. For now use that old expression –“follow the money”. I mean from what is known so far those guys didn’t have a regular source of income but they sure lived alright. Right now go to any of the travel sites and check what it would cost to fly to Moscow and then Dagestan and later return home. So far there is no mention of work and the parents allegedly had bad health and no money but they were both reportedly lawyers. One was renowned for being a clothes buff. They had cars and didn’t seem to want for anything and they got money to buy guns. I mean I ain’t rich but not poor but I sure wouldn’t be booking a round trip ticket to Dagestan anytime soon how about you? Where did they get their money? Answer that and you’ll know a lot more about who was behind them.
As our nanny state grows exponentially under the current beings in the Administration ponder the thoughts of an old German adage–“Whose bread I eat, his song I sing.” http://www.olcranky.wordpress.com