The Universe and Supposition

Denial Marketing First of all. I do not have a problem with people making money peddling coffee to small businesses. It’s probably just as good or bad as that standard industrial crap that most offices buy on contract. I have a problem with gimmickry and people’s denial where the state of our economy is concerned. Were in a recession, folks. it’s too late in the game to pretend we aren’t and it’s going to take years to come out of it.People are going to lose jobs and people are going to get voted out of office in the wake of this. That goes from POTUS to the Wall Street Credit Default Swappers (Stock Brokers) to the Fed all the way down to whatever’s passing for your local city council. To anyone who is able to make this kind of money what are you doing with it? That places you well near the top of middle income numbers so how much have you saved? Are your house and car paid off? Are you contributing to charity? How’s your tax situation? Have you set aside an emergency cash fund? How are your food stores looking? What’s the state of your vehicle maintenance? Do you see where I’m going with this? If your situation is such that you aren’t being directly affected (not having to choose between necessities) by the current economy then you should be well set for food shortages, major gasoline price hikes, ATM network failures, riots etc. If you want to call these people, call them. Make as much as you can while you can. Just understand that anyone who’s painting smiley’s on what’s happening is lying to you.

Rolling Government Shutdowns

We just dealt with the debt ceiling a few weeks ago. The Senate has reached a deal to forestall the shutdown that is scheduled for the end of this month, 30 September. This supposedly keeps everything running until Friday, 18 November. After that we’ll be in an election year. I wonder what surprises await us then.

TSA: The perfect vacuum…perfected

I took physics. And if everything goes as planned I’ll be taking more physics next Spring. But in all the lectures on thermodynamics, pressure, force etc. I never thought it was possible to create a vacuum within a vacuum until the TSA. You suck. You sucked when you were just doing the non-invasive stuff. The confiscations suck. The scanners suck. The groping sucks. But when you threatened to shut down Texas airports because we want to draw a line and keep you from crossing it, you achieved a level of suckage such that you turned the damn thing inside out.