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Sunday, August 21, 2011

What Now?

I ask , "Are we a country that can think as a nation?"
President Obama needs to become proactive and I am hoping the jobs plan he "reveals" in September will show us what an effective leader he is.
He can use his executive power to suspend regulations that are slowing down job contracts. He needs to get in front of Congress and the Democratic Party and show his leadership that got him to office.
Isolate the extremes.
Tell them to get out of the way.

Looking Back To Move Forward

Roling Stone with President Obama September 2010
Obama In Command

Friday, August 19, 2011

pamella roland

A great American designer.
Feminine and powerful.

pamella roland fall 2011

Gwyneth Does Elle

I love her sense of style and her strength.
(click on title to see her Elle photo shoot)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Our Republican Candidate Hopefuls Have It Wrong

I believe in the right of all Americans to their First Amendment rights but how smart is it to personally criticize the President instead of focusing on the issues and not making it "personal"?

Big minds talk about issues.
Small minds talk about people.

Its smarter to incite the opposing party than ignite it.

Are we going to continue the smoke screen or come up with real solutions?

Oh yes, one more thing..........
I would try to follow this hierarchy of talking about President Obama, for sake of our country's dignity, at best

1Respect the President
2Protect the President
3Correct the President

Webster's dictionary defines tyranny as "cruel and unjust rule", treason as "betrayal of trust of country to an enemy.

Thought we all should get it right. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

These Are The Times

These are the times that try men's souls.
The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis,
shrink from the service of his country
but he that stands it now,
deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered;
yet we have this consolation with us,
that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

Monday, August 15, 2011

National Security

National Cyber Security Article

Michael Joseph Gross's expose on  the condition of our national cyber security issues and who is behind it in Vanity Fair's September Issue.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Real Threat

Originality trumps all.

There are people who will tell you that you have to look like this or wear that or worse yet believe in a certain religion or ideology to belong.
It's anti-American.
Our country was formed on the basis of these natural born rights.
Anyone who tries to convince you to be someone or something that you are not is only trying to break you.
We will not tolerate cult-like leadership.
Moral superiority is the real threat to democracy.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Pardon me, my brain is in overdrive

The budget needs to protect the recovery.
What are we not producing today that we can sell tomorrow?
Mergers and acquisitions don't create revenue.
Research and development does.
Low corporate tax.
We need to concentrate on exports.
Private sector is better at creating jobs than government.

We are begining to comprehend and correct the problem.

I hear that we are in a better position than most  EU countries.
Banks in the EU are having solvency problems.

USA is still the One.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Shale Gas.....To Drill Or Not To Drill

China's coast has 6 new liquefied natural gas terminals under construction. They are predicting that by the end of 2015 they will have doubled the amount of LNG (liquefied natural gas) they can import. 
On the other side of China, a new pipeline from Turkmenistan is pumping gas.
Deregulation of America's Natural Gas Policy of 1978 has encouraged entrepreneurial energy companies to gamble on new technologies allowing them to extract gas trapped in shale beds.
Now the incentives were greater for recovering it because it could get to market through pipelines newly obliged to offer "open access" to all comers. It changed how shale gas is traded globally.Large quantity of  LNG export capacity was created with American markets in mind. If shale gas success is repeated elsewhere, a major source of energy will become available from a more diverse source of suppliers in more free markets. So different from the boom in oil after WWII-this growth can become superior political weaponry power to those with the biggest reserves. Shale could diminish the political clout of Russia, Venezuela, and Iran as part of their gas revenues.
Another form of energy, "tight gas" is found in sandstone and coal bed methane is promising.
In the future, gas frozen into hydrates in the planet's continental shelf is becoming an energy  speculation. It is the cornucopian belief that human ingenuity will always find ways to increase availability of resources.
The World Energy Outlook sees the "Golden Age of Gas" world production rising trade in gas between the world's major regions double. Coal use will decline and by 2030 gas will surpass it providing one fourth of all the world's energy
Companies are sinking well tests in Poland. South Africa, which may have the largest reserve has attracted Shell Oil Company who is also in China, which may have the largest source on the planet.
The big question is will mankind's insatiable demands exhaust the planet's finite resources? Or will human ingenuity lead to the more efficient use of existing raw materials and the discovery of new sources of supply?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Apocalyptic Freedom

Very few people know that the original Greek translation of "Apocalypse" means "Lifting of the veil" or "Revelation"... the disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception.
Far from being a horrible experience, Apocalypse represents the revealing of the true nature of things. It ushers in an era of forgotten freedoms and unprecedented clarity. This "Lifting of the veil" will set us free from the woes that have been the result of our ignorance or lack of information.
It really has nothing to do with religion.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Angelus Novus

A Klee painting named Angelus Novus shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we percieve a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward.
This storm is what we call progress.
Walter Benjamin, "Theses on the Philosophy of History"  

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Talk About Jobs

Forbes magazine published the "Nifty Fifty" list of innovative companies.
I am happy the Debt Balance Bill has passed and we can move on to job creation and economic growth.

Forbes Nifty Fifty List