This Is Still Bull$hit!!!!

Well, I’m going on my gazzillionth day without a day off, and will, apparently, do so until the powers that be get tired of me working.  Today was even physically demanding!  Which sucks, because that’s the one thing which drains my mind.  I don’t know why that is, but, when I become physically tired, I get mentally tired.  It’s the only thing which does it to me. 

So, tonight, I’m going to chill and listen to some music.  I’d play some, but, even playing is a mental exercise, and I’m just too tired. 

Given that it’s rained here almost as often as I’ve been working (it didn’t rain yesterday, but, that was the only day in over a week that it didn’t, and it rained again, today, and it is expected to rain heavy tomorrow and the next day, and the next ….. I thought it well to post a couple of songs about rain. 

 

A while back I posted this song …. well, I can strum it now (no big trick) ….. still can’t get jiggy with the picking!

Enjoy!

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More Stupid Leftarded Babbling!!!! Organic Fish!!!!!

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or·gan·ic

ôrˈɡanik/adjective

  1. 1.

    of, relating to, or derived from living matter.

    “organic soils”

    synonyms:
    living, live, animate, biological, biotic

    “organic matter”

  2. 2.

    PHYSIOLOGY

    of or relating to a bodily organ or organs.

Standards for organic seafood coming this year, USDA says

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don’t expect it in the grocery store anytime soon.

The Agriculture Department says it will propose standards for the farmed organic fish this year. That means the seafood could be available in as few as two years — but only if USDA moves quickly to complete the rules and seafood companies decide to embrace them.

Organic seafood would be welcome news for the increasing number of organic shoppers — and for retailers that have profited from their higher prices. It also could help the U.S. farmed fish industry find a premium as it struggles to compete against cheaper imports. ……

…… Retailer Wegmans already is selling organic seafood imported from Norway and elsewhere. Organic shoppers “skew to higher income and education which makes them extremely desirable,” says Dave Wagner, the company’s vice president of seafood merchandising. ……

….. In turn, some consumer and environmental groups have said they are concerned the standards won’t be strict enough.

The discussions have been marked by tensions over what organic fish should eat and whether some of them can be raised in ocean cages called net pens. USDA’s McEvoy says the new rules will be based on a series of recommendations from the government’s National Organic Standards Board over the last decade.

Some environmental groups criticize the recommendations for suggesting that at first a quarter of the fish feed could be from sustainably wild-caught — but not organic — fish. A fish can’t be organic, they argue, if it doesn’t eat 100 percent organic feed.

Wild fish would not be eligible for the organic label — that would be too difficult to monitor.

The environmental groups also are concerned that fish in ocean pens would be able to escape and contaminate their surroundings. They also worry about ocean contaminants.

“What we’re saying is this isn’t organic,” says Lisa Bunin of the Center for Food Safety.

The recommendations suggest several safeguards: Ocean-farmed fish should be strains of local species, and no net pens could be placed on migratory routes. Producers would have to closely monitor water quality and the impact on the area ecosystem.

For producers, the main concern would be the availability of organic feed.

Breeding organic fish to feed the organic fish could be prohibitively expensive, and organic grains such as soybeans and canola that can make up fish feed also are also costly. Some fish feed includes poultry or other land animal byproducts, but that would likely be prohibited, as would most synthetic ingredients…….

Well, Lisa, what I’m saying is, you people are a group of idiotic lunatics. And, just for that, I’m going to take part in a fishery.  We’re going to raise fish, and sell them.  We’re going to call them organic, because they fit the dictionary and scientific definition of “organic”.  Indeed, I would like someone to show me an inorganic fish.  But, I’m also going to market the fish as “free range” fish, so I can raise the price even more to you lunatics.  But, that’ll only be half of the fish we sell.  The other half will be sold to normal human beings, and, I’ll simply label the fish as, well, fish.  To normal people, adding the word “organic” to “fish” would be redundant. 

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More Proof That Leftards Are The Stupidest Creatures On Earth!!! Greece!!!

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So, anyone paying attention knows Greece is in a horrible financial position, and they are entirely dependent upon the largess of it’s creditors.  Indeed, the cost for Greece to issue bonds just went up a huge amount, because of their stupidity. 

Greek bond yields soar as debt default fears swell

LONDON (AP) — Mounting fears of a Greek debt default sent the country’s borrowing costs surging Thursday and prompted one prominent U.K. bookmaker to stop taking bets on the possibility of Greece leaving the euro.

The jitters were triggered initially by a report in the Financial Times that the Greek government recently made an “informal approach” to the International Monetary Fund to have bailout repayments delayed.

Unease was also stoked by evidence that the Greek government is shuffling around resources to cover costs and by pessimistic comments over the prospect of a deal between Athens and its European creditors.

Perhaps the most dramatic sign that Greece’s crisis is coming to a head was the FT report that the IMF persuaded Athens not to make a formal request to delay repayments to the Washington D.C.-based institution next month. Greece is due to pay the IMF around 1 billion euros ($1.06 billion) in two installments.

For investors, the report, which cited unnamed officials on both sides, was unsettling as it signaled that the Greek government is still a long way from convincing its European creditors about an economic reform plan that is needed to unlock the remaining funds in the country’s bailout. Since 2010, Greece has relied on a 240 billion-euro bailout from its euro partners and the IMF.

In Washington, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde rejected the possibility that the IMF would grant Greece a delay in making the payments. She said no advanced economy had ever made such a request to the IMF.

Lagarde told reporters at a news conference that her hope was that the Greek government will be able to implement the reforms needed to make the Greek economy “more stable and to create jobs.”

Failure to agree on a plan with creditors would cause Greece to default, a development that could force the government to put limits on money transfers and even lead the country to leave the euro.

“What is concerning is how quickly these ‘informal’ talks could turn into serious delays and missed payments as Greece rapidly runs out of money,” said Connor Campbell, financial analyst at London-based spread betting firm Spreadex.

Investors are wary and the yield — a gauge of investor risk — on Greece’s 10-year bonds surged a whole percentage point Thursday to just below 13 percent. The 3-year yield jumped to a staggering 28 percent. …..

…..In February, the Greek government, elected on a promise to end crippling austerity measures, was asked to come up with a series of economic reforms if it wanted the next 7.2 billion euros in bailout money. The creditors have so far found Greece’s proposed reforms insufficient. ……

…….”No one is interested in backing Greece to stay in the eurozone until the end of the year, so we decided to pull the plug on the markets until either the decision to leave is taken or the crisis point passes and a plan is put in place enabling the country to remain in,” said William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Even if a deal emerges, Greece will still likely require further financial assistance beyond the summer, possibly involving a third bailout.

Figures released Thursday showed Greece’s financial situation remains parlous. Though the budget deficit in the first quarter was lower than expected — at 500 million euros against a target of 2.1 billion euros — the government has apparently been forced to take stop-gap measures.

The finance ministry said more than 600 million euros in payments for state procurements due in March will be carried over into coming months and that regular payment would be restored once the government’s cash situation is “normalized.”

Other stop-gaps have included regular short-term debt issues and the voluntary transfer of cash reserves of state companies to the country’s central bank.

Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas did not rule out using a law that would force state entities to transfer their cash reserves to the central bank. He also said the ministry is working on cutting “wasteful” state spending, but without touching state salaries and pensions.

Now, this has been a great money maker.  But, right now, it’s a good time to not buy Greek bonds.  Prior to the most recent Greek government, it was a no-brainer.  But, you never know with the current round of lunatics. 

Still, it’s easily seen that Greece is in serious trouble.  They don’t really produce much, or things with much value, there aren’t many jobs, so there’s not many tax payers.  Things are bad all over!

So what’s happening in Greece, right now?

Thousands of Greek miners protest feared job losses

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — About 4,000 workers at a northern Greek gold mine and their supporters are demonstrating in Athens, in the most significant labor challenge the new radical left-led government has faced since its election in January.

Protesters fear job losses because the governing Syriza party has fought the privately-owned mine on environmental and financial grounds. Authorities have temporarily revoked a permit for a key ore enrichment plant at the Skouries mine, and accuse the mining company of encouraging the protests.

Police closed major roads as miners marched to the Development Ministry Thursday, where they shouted slogans and banged their hard hats on the ground. The protesters were later planning to march to Parliament, while a counter-protest by leftists and anarchists who oppose the gold mine was planned for later in the day.

Leftards are the stupidest thing on the face of the earth.

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Leaning Forward, Paying Their Fair Share!!!!

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Isn’t it nice when leftards, who constantly preach to us about people paying their “fair share”, fail to pay their “fair share”?

IRS Files Tax Lien Against MSNBC Host

Earlier this month the IRS placed a $70,000 tax lien against MSNBC host Melissa Harris Perry, who is perhaps best known for wearing tampon earrings and mocking Mitt Romney’s black grandchild. The lien seems to have come as a surprise to Harris-Perry, who once tweeted that she would pay her taxes “with a smile.”

Awkward:

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry and her husband, James Perry, owe about $70,000 in delinquent taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, the Winston-Salem Journal reported Thursday.

The IRS filed a tax lien on the Perrys on April 6 for the outstanding debt, which is from 2013. In an email to the Winston-Salem Journal, Harris-Perry said she was unaware of the tax lien but knew about the debt and that she and her husband had paid $21,721 toward the total owed. She said personal crises had caused them to pay off the debt slower than expected.

“We were aware that we would continue to need to work to pay off the 2013 debt,” Harris-Perry wrote in the email.

Harris-Perry hosts MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” show on weekend mornings and is also presidential chair at Wake Forest University, where she attended college.

Harris-Perry is now the second MSNBC anchor to be caught not paying their fair share. Al Sharpton also reportedly owes more than $3 million, according to The New York Times.

Is there a prominent leftard who isn’t a tax cheat?

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Gems 2015 — April 17 Scripture Selection: II Kings 4-6

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

April 17 Scripture Selection: II Kings 4-6

Food for Thought: II Kings 4:1-7, 42-44

There are several incidents in the Bible, both in the Old Testament and the New, where the Lord multiplied food for people. Of course, most of us are familiar with the accounts of the multiplication of the loaves and fish of Matthew 14:17-19 and 15:34-36, but it is important to understand that the Lord continues to work these kinds of miracles through our hands today, just as He used the hands of the disciples and prophets back then. Scarcity and lack should never be part of our vocabulary!

The Lord does not change, and what He does for one, He will do for any who will put their trust in Him (Acts 10:34). As we live by the Word of God and His Spirit, we have access to all the promises, among which is the promise of provision (whether it comes to us through “natural” ways, or “supernatural” ones). Psalm 23:1, “I shall not want,” literally means, “I lack nothing” because the Lord is my Shepherd. A shepherd takes care of his flock and leads them to green pastures, and Jesus assures us that He is the “Good Shepherd” (John 10:11). And as such, He provides for us, under every type of circumstance.

Some people have that mentality that “that was then, but this is now.” They compartmentalize and distinguish the miracles of the Old Testament and the miracles of the New Testament, and somehow believe that we are in a different age with different conditions and no access to the Source of power as those of the past. What they don’t understand is that we have an even greater access to the Source because, unlike the people prior to Pentecost, as believers in Jesus Christ, we now have Him living in us. So we can expect the extraordinary as a “normal” part of our every-day lives, including that of the multiplication of food for ourselves and for those we minister to. He promises to provide for every need (Phil. 4:19). Stand in faith and watch it happen before your very eyes.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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The Religion Of Peace …. Once Again!!! Muslims Murdering Christians!!

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ITALIAN POLICE: LIBYAN MUSLIMS THREW CHRISTIANS OVERBOARD

The Italian police have arrested 15 Muslim refugees from war-torn Libya on charges they murdered Christian passengers on their escape boat by throwing them overboard.

“The original group of 105 people left Libya on Tuesday in a rubber boat,” reports CNN, relaying statements from Italian authorities. “Sometime during the trip north across the Mediterranean Sea, the alleged assailants – Muslims from the Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal – threw the 12 [Christians] overboard.”

The rubber boat was subsequently intercepted by the Italian navy, which put the passengers aboard a Panamanian-flagged ship bound for Palermo. The alleged murderers were arrested after the ship docked. ….

Well, they were only Christians, so, who really cares?  Right?

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Cartoon Of The Day!!!!

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And, that’s the way they roll. Their idiotic dichotomy and duplicity never enters their mind ….. mostly because they are simple creatures who should be pitied, but, not excused. 

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Gems 2015 — April 16 Scripture Selection: II Kings 1-3

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

April 16 Scripture Selection: II Kings 1-3

Food for Thought: II Kings 2:1-15

Tenacity! It is a very good thing! Elisha dared to desire and request a double portion of Elijah’s spirit, and he got it because he refused to allow himself to be separated from the prophet, even when he was told to stay behind. His tenacity really paid off. We, too, need tenacity, which really is perseverant, daring faith, for every aspect of our lives.

Like Elisha, tenacious people cannot be dissuaded, regardless of what is said to them, or how many people say it. Nor do the difficult circumstances in their lives deter them. Their mind is made up, and they remain convinced and in the fray until they gain the results they are aiming for. As the apostle Paul said in II Timothy 1:12, “For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.”

The apostle Paul continued in verse thirteen advising, “Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.” Tenacious people are careful about what they say. They do not waver. They are not double-minded, and their confessions of faith are consistent, which is exactly what is required for the desired end. (The Shunammite woman of II Kings 4:17-36 is a great example.) Jesus Himself tells in Mark 11:23 of the power of speaking in faith without doubting in the heart. Similarly, Hebrews 10:23 encourages us in this: “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”

The word tenacity implies that, despite perseverance being put to the test, it is relentless. James 1:2-8 speaks of how patience (endurance) is produced during a trial and that when patience has been allowed to complete its work, the end result is a positive one, which is motive of great joy, something the double-minded and unstable cannot experience. The perseverant ones stay the course and eventually win because faith is on their side. Don’t give up!

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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The Horrible Effect Climate Change Has On Crop Production Illustrated On Graph!!!!!

Still waiting!!!! 

For years, now, the lunatics have claimed climate change will have a devastating effect on our crop production.  Well, for the last 50+ years, crop production has done nothing, but, exponentially increase.  Here are the top categories of crops. 

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There are more categories than just the ones I’ve shown, such as tree nuts and the like.  It makes for a horrid graph to graph them all.  But, without exception, they’ve all increased significantly. 

Now, I understand some people would be skeptical of my “exponential” claim.  Here is all of the categories, totaled.

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For those wondering, the growth rate of crop production has exceeded the population growth rate over the last several decades. 

The reason why there are hungry people in this world today is because of the despotic misanthropists hell bent on thwarting human progress.  Today, they take the form of people claiming to be environmentalists, but, I know them as leftards.  

Source for the graphs is FAOSTAT.

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CNN, Once Again, Demonstrates Their Misanthropy!!!! Thinks You Should Visit Cuba Before Americans Ruin It With Progress!!!!

Unbelievable, but, really so believable!

So, here’s a Tweet from CNN …..

CNN International ✔ @cnni

See Cuba before American investors ruin it: http://cnn.it/1I9ln6n pic.twitter.com/BUBv61FJ3Y

Here’s what they show on the link ….

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Here’s what they write …..

Havana, Cuba (CNN)Cuba is not like other places, or rather, not like anywhere that exists today.

To some outsiders, it looks firmly stuck in the 1950s. Vintage cars roam the streets, the landscape is absent of strip malls and global chains, and the buildings — though crumbling — hark back to a grander time.

It is these throwbacks that lend Havana, the country’s capital, an undeniable charm. A charm that, some worry, is in peril once the U.S. embargo lifts.

“We’re still in 1959, that’s the beauty of the city, and eventually all of this is going to change,” says Hugo Cancio, a Cuban-American entrepreneur and president of Fuego Media Group.

1959, of course, was when Batista was removed from office and the communists started their takeover. 

Ironically, the commies of Cuba came to be because of the perceived American imperialism of Cuba …. which the commies of Cuba is now inviting back. 

Yes, American investors will probably ruin Cuba by giving them various infrastructures, modern communications, jobs, wealth, and horrid things of that nature.  They may even, eventually, bring them modern medicine, vehicles younger than my adult children, and the internets! 

Lat nailed it in one of his comments.  The left view Cuba as some idiotic pristine tribe never touched by other humans or some such idiocy.  But, the “hark back to a grander time” is a direct reference to the time before the lunatic communists took over. 

For the record, the longer I am on this earth, the more I am convinced that one exports liberty and freedom by exporting capitalism.  While many in the US and around the world look at Russia and China with weary and distrustful eyes (and they should), just consider where both of those nations were just 40 years ago.  Nearly 1.5 billion people, while not free, have significantly more liberties and freedoms today.  Why?  Because of capitalism.  People have been shown they have something to gain, they have something to lose, and they can work for the gain!  The entire nation prospers when individuals prosper!  No one can say Russians and Chinese were better off 40 years ago than they are today.  Capitalism allowed them to progress, raise the standard of living for their inhabitants, and the populous has an eye for the future!  Now, Cuba may join them.  But, to improve, people must have certain latitudes …. freedom to pursue their desires.  It’s part of the unstoppable force of human nature!

Of course, this isn’t Obama’s intent, but, he’s a leftard.  He’s too stupid to understand what he’s doing.  He thinks he’s helping fellow leftards.  Did they erect statues of Castro to be knocked over in a few years?

 

h/t Twitchy

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