Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ignorance Reigns Supreme - USA Citizenry

An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people - Thomas Jefferson (so much for his thoughts!)

Ignorance Reigns Supreme - USA Citizenry

Michael Lewis: big Banks Don't make us Hostage - solution easy, except for Lobby$$$

Saturday, February 25, 2012

La Nina Bonita - Blue Healer - trained, by "The Dad," to hold a horse anywhere - "Spoilt" after being stolen by Lily Echo, "The Fig"

You wouldn't know she was once a dog who lived in the desert  and slept in a horse trailer.  She was originally an illegal from Mexico - to her credits - she killed a coyote who lured her into the desert from a stable... she is now a dog who smartly walks the streets of New York, spends her days in a Wine Store, and of course sleeps on Down - Steak and Eggs for breakfast - La Nina Bonita

Caton Parelli, Jim and Karen Hagen at the J Bar K Ranch - Angel's Camp, California

Caton was born with hydrocephaly and had a stroke very young. Hydrocephalus in lay terms is "Water on the Brain."  In 2011 he began flu like symptoms that were occurring every 2 weeks or so, As it turns out the shunt that was put in when he was 3 months old has deteriorated to the point that it is probably only working a 20% . What that means is that the cerebral spinal fluid that he produces causes pressure on his brain which is what has caused his flu like symptoms and balance issues. He went in for "Brain Repair" last year - and he is now doing "cakewalks" (a swagger) around the Ranch @Pat Parelli's in Colorado 

Caton is the son of Pat Parelli and Karen Hagen.  I have spent more than several months spread out over 5 years at the J Bar K Ranch, in Angels Camp, California. The Home of Jim and Karen Hagen. many of my visits were during the time Caton was visiting his mother. Karen (Karen Parelli) is an "out of the lime-light" horse and people trainer who was also the photographer in Pat Parelli's famous Western Horseman's Book "Natural Horse-Man-ship"

J Bar K was a unique ranch, where a diverse group of people met to work their horses, trail ride, clean stalls, clean stalls, feed, clean stalls and above all have a good time. Caton spent a good deal of time on horseback and joking with all around the barn. Although he spoke of having a big truck and horse trailer, there was no intention of him getting "a Rig" I guess his determination payed off, as his dad - covered his dream. Everyone waited at the end of the day, til all were in from chores and had dinner together, usually between 9 and 11pm. A good time was had by all!   

2012 Election Year/Election... Recession/End of Iranian Threat

double-dip recession
Automobile Companies are producing More Convertibles. Beleive it or not - this is an advance indicator - The Economy (in Corporate Perception) is about to arise from the dead.

"Spin" is what politicians use to change lies into perceived truth. All of the Macro-Numbers have been "Tweaked and Spun"

Unemployment has been reduced from 10% to 8% in the last 6 months. Actually it is more like 18% to 14%. 5% of the total working age population are unemployable.  Even Walmart, who in the past has been hiring the "unemployable" has reduced this procedure. The Unemployable are those who are unfit to work, untrainable, unwilling..waiting for a miracle.

Annual growth in industrial production, real personal income and spending, as well as the year-over-year change in Gross domestic product, a broad measure of the nation's economic activity - is stuck at 1.5%+ for most of the past year - This growth has been reported  at a higher % and is sure to be adjusted downward in the current year (when it is advantageous to do the Government)*
*This is loosely paraphrased from Lakshman Achuthan, Economic Cycle Research Institute.

"Basically, Growth has been Flatlined"

So this year has begun with a "bang the drums" optimism, led by Government spending, new employment, High Stock Market, Mortgage revisions and a temporary "Utopian Feeling" moving through November, when Barack Obama, will be elected for a 2nd term.

An election of a Republican President, with their current thinking, will put us back into the "Dark Ages" and the solution will be an "American Spring."

"Europe, with the exception of Germany" will become the "Baggage" of the world - beginning in the fall of 2012, if that has not happened, as of yet.

Israel will Bomb Iran and destroy, what has been said to be "bomb proof," their Nuclear production, and a side show will be Government Buildings, Religious Buildings, and possibly the religious and Government leaders. This will be the first non-war-war-bombing where the population will not be considered - as the stakes of a successful elimination of the three threats is essential to the re-centering of thinking in our World.  Israel will accomplish this and be blamed - as Jews always are.

China and "Putin-ville" will huff and puff... but that is all.

Personally, I consider this to be optimistic - most would consider this to be lunacy.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bruce North - Friends for 40 years

Coming: Boise - A Point of View

A 2nd Blog by la grande ...... and the purpose of the Blog:
"There are many wonderful things about Boise to note.  There are also better ways to do business in Boise.  The Quality of Doing Business in Boise, includes fairness, openness, truth and honesty.  This Blog will highlight known good business techniques prevailing in Boise.  It will also provide Names of Businesses who use deceptive practices and less than honest dealings. Politically, there are accommodations to special interests, real or perceived. There is many times, complacency to correct obvious problems, whether it be the City, City Park System or ACHD."

The focus will be Local Businesses with adverse business practices. Government issues as well as ACHD and the Boise Park System. On the other hand, A business that provides "above and beyond" goods or services will be praised here. Lists of "The Best" will be updated and current (an over and over presentation - well deserved) Any information provided by outside sources will be confirmed (Ronald Regan - "Trust but Verify!")

An ad will be placed in the Idaho Statesman* leading interested readers to pursue some issues that will be of interest.  The ad will be published 7 times - afterward - the momentum and "word" will elevate the page "hits" - along with a "page hit counter"  

The Idaho Statesman derives their revenue from local businesses, and political as well as social acceptance - to avoid controversy, they cannot control in some way, they will not directly print the issues that will be discussed on this blog. They only come in after the fact (Court stuff) and "finish off" the adverse target. 

Targets will be provided (our perceived issues) in advance and this site will post their views - if timely returned.  Letters from Lawyers mean nothing and will also be posted along with the Lawyers name, name of the firm,  and a reply including the lawyer as part of the problem.   Thank God for The Web!
The Motto of this site: "The Golden Rule"

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I've Been Waiting....For You!

Nobody is Wrong Anymore

I’m beginning to notice a very disturbing trend and I bet you are as well – Nobody is ever wrong anymore and admitting to any failure at all has become forbidden.  It’s almost like these people have forgotten (or have never learned) about how powerful the admission of wrongness can be.  Mea culpas are fantastic, they clear out the inner insecurities and demonstrate both emotional and intellectual growth. They also show courage and honesty.
 - Josh Brown, Trader, writer, philosopher

Monday, February 20, 2012

Time out of Mind

"Well, I’m tired of talking,
I’m tired of trying to explain

My attempts to please you were all in vain
Tomorrow night before the sun goes down
If I’m still among the living,
I’ll be Homeward Bound

I just don’t know what I’m gonna do
I was all right ’til I fell in love with you" - dylan
One day of goes on - it's that easy
Today 45 high, 27 low, sunny and breezy

David Gilmour - unplugged

Sunday, February 19, 2012

In NYC on Thursdays - Cross the Bridge - free wine tasting 6 to 9pm offered by people with knowledge

153 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, New York
Between India and Java Streets


Dear Neighbors,
I like wine, but I know nothing about wine. This wine is called Three Little Pigs and it was delicious and my favorite of the night, partially for taste, but mostly for the name. Here is what the wine tastings at Dandelion Wine have taught me so far:
Wine makers are the most laid back people. 
Get there early to get some cheese.
I like wine aged in oak barrels?
Four wines are better than 3.
A whole bottle for yourself is an unreasonable amount of wine in one evening, no matter how much bread and cheese you eat.
I will work on learning more real things about wine. I see people swirling and looking and sniffing. Maybe I will try those things.

Dear Neighbors,
I like wine, but I know nothing about wine. This wine is called Three Little Pigs and it was delicious and my favorite of the night, partially for taste, but mostly for the name. Here is what the wine tastings at Dandelion Wine have taught me so far:
  • Wine makers are the most laid back people.
  • Get there early to get some cheese.
  • I like wine aged in oak barrels?
  • Four wines are better than 3.
  • A whole bottle for yourself is an unreasonable amount of wine in one evening, no matter how much bread and cheese you eat.
I will work on learning more real things about wine. I see people swirling and looking and sniffing. Maybe I will try those things.
 35 reviews:


Dandelion Wine on Neighborhood Beat from Nick Tilden on Vimeo.

The Free wine tasting has been moved from Fridays to Thursday, early evening

Full disclosure: Lily Echo, the proprietor, is my Daughter, La Nina Bonita, the store dog, was my dog, stolen from me by Lily...and "spoilt"
Long: $INTC, $BHP, $AMGN to a total$ =to $SDS
($SDS in and out daily - to keep the 2 to 1 ultrashort 2 to 1 without choppy dissolution of the multiple)

- From Boise, Idaho* - selected as one of the best Cities in America by the last 5 assorted surveys - please come to visit - but not to stay... please!

* a Lush Green Oasis, in the "high Desert" of the Northwest - 205,000 people who know why they are here. National Airport, one of College Football Greatest Teams (a coach who is sought countrywide, but stays because (it's a secret) ... plenty of great places to eat and Drink - and Stay - Great Whitewater throughout Idaho. Beware: It's a RED STATE, LDS aplenty, who fear us Blue folk - and fear earns respect!

The Latest Rules of Investing - by the Numbers

” Numbered Rules” have a lot of religion in them. 12 Steps, 10 commandments, 7 rules of…., 3 ways of this and that….So, having said that… we can consider – Religion as a “broken form!” The 21st century is “fluid” the only conflict is “perception vs. Reality” which can be diminished by the mathematics of probability – Volitility – supply and demand – whatever… Focus is everything… Holding is destructive (Except for AAPL – which is an anomaly) I guess, agility and focus – yes that’s it.. yes THAT’S IT!

N/B - lest we forget -
Religion has nothing to do with God!  Nothing!
god will always prevail in spite of man.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

On Writing

  1. Work on one thing at a time until finished.
  2. Start no more new books, add no more new material to "Black Spring."
  3. Don't be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.
  4. Work according to Program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time!
  5. When you can't create you can work.
  6. Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers.
  7. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it.
  8. Don't be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only.
  9. Discard the Program when you feel like it—but go back to it next day. ConcentrateNarrow downExclude.
  10. Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing.
  11. Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema, all these come afterwards.

Jack Kerouac (below)

Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
Submissive to everything, open, listening
Try never get drunk outside yr own house
Be in love with yr life
Something that you feel will find its own form
Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
Blow as deep as you want to blow
Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
The unspeakable visions of the individual
No time for poetry but exactly what is
Visionary tics shivering in the chest
In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
Like Proust be an old teahead of time
Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
Accept loss forever
Believe in the holy contour of life
Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
Don't think of words when you stop but to see picture better
Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
You're a Genius all the time
Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven
As ever,

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Robert Redford - The pipeline and its Corruption and negative impact on USA - Robert Redford Supports Keystone Pipeline Rejection By Obama

IRAN/ISRAEL - Russia/USA - China - Moving to a "no turn back corner" of Conflict (War?)

Should We Ask George W. to participate in the Discussion? Mitt Romney? The Rest? It is interesting that Obama would be the clearest thinker of the alternatives in at least rounding out the corners... Dick Cheney?

It has been suggested that taking out the "entire" Iran Leadership, Ayatollahs' and all - surgically, including their so called "high end" military staff - would satisfy the entire world including Russia and China.

Personally, I think Iran shooting down one of our Drones - was our way of offering up a Technical Martyr - to see the short-comings - for adjustments.

This will be a spectacular event - Call the Bluffs, see the secret weapons - and a Whole "New Order" to our world will be the result.

Of course, the end of Human Beings on Earth could be a possible result. You have to ask yourself, do you want to be one of the first to expire or a one of the last million survivors in a "never-land?"
Is your answer "I'll Take my Chances?" - you be the fool

Monday, February 13, 2012

1 PM (MST) 20 minutes ago - Oil Crude Complex and Futures Markets All Day sessions and orders have been cancelled and or reversed - Halted

Update from CME: "The following actions will be taken on CME Globex Crude Complex Futures and Options markets prior to the market opening: All day and session orders, including GTDs with today's date will be cancelled. All GTCs that have been acknowledged will remain working."
Something odd is going on in crude quotes which halted at 2:04pm, following what may have been an algo* gone berserk in advance of what may or may not have been a block order. The feed has since stopped transmitting. The initial read is "technical difficulties" out of the CME Globex crude exchange. Someone take quote stuffing a little too far today?

Or, Maybe someone is planning a large "Order" predicated upon an Iran Situation

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Slacklining- Inexpensive, easy to start -watch video

expand to full screen hit 4arrows....^^^^

order from:
Order the 40 foot line
order the overhead line for easy start
provide all your own ground padding

Saturday, February 4, 2012

An automated portrayal of Yosemite in HD

Yosemite HD from Project Yosemite on Vimeo.
Hit the 4 arrows for full Screen Unbelievable
Thanks to Dynamic Perception for their motion controlled dolly and continued support!

Friday, February 3, 2012

On the Left...(imho) the best Scone see my bests below (on the right)

Honey Almond Scone @ River City Coffee
5517 State Street, Boise, Idaho

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Planned Parenthood - scoffed by Susan G Komen -

In Exchange for it's first and very large contribution (a full year of expenses)
by Right Wing Organizations, the Catholic Church, Evangelists and other anti-woman free choice organizations. Let your money do your talking!

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. -Norman Peale