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Carly Fiorina Mocks Hillary’s State Dept Record

Mark Goldes

Back in 2008, I wrote about Mark Goldes and his search for Zero Point Energy. He thought he was close, but no! According to SFGATE, he has had some successes, such as a  technology called the UltraConductor, which purports to be capable of conducting electricity at room temperature with no resistance, thus vastly improving fuel efficiency.  Now he thinks he is close,within a few months, he says, to a breakthrough that could revolutionize where people get fuel.

Catch up to Mark Goldes. Is he the guy from Atlas Shrugged who invents a motor?

Why Gold?


From Hebba Alternative Investments:

File this “Closing the Gap” graph under why you own gold.  Why is that?  Well notice how our defict reduction has pretty much been related to increasing revenues – spending hasnt fallen at all.  If stock markets start to fall, then revenues will fall and the budget gap will increase again – we havent done anything structurally about government spending in any way, shape, or form.

Coffee Break By Kwame Dawes

Every so often I get an email from Ted Kooser that includes a poem so good, so startling that I have to reproduce it here on these pages. This is one.


Kwame Dawes is the editor of Prairie Schooner and one of my colleagues at the University of Nebraska. Had I never had the privilege of getting to know him I still would have loved the following poem, for its clear and matter-of-fact account of a sudden loss.

Coffee Break 

It was Christmastime,
the balloons needed blowing,
and so in the evening
we sat together to blow
balloons and tell jokes,
and the cool air off the hills
made me think of coffee,
so I said, “Coffee would be nice,”
and he said, “Yes, coffee
would be nice,” and smiled
as his thin fingers pulled
the balloons from the plastic bags;
so I went for coffee,
and it takes a few minutes
to make the coffee
and I did not know
if he wanted cow’s milk
or condensed milk,
and when I came out
to ask him, he was gone,
just like that, in the time
it took me to think,
cow’s milk or condensed;
the balloons sat lightly
on his still lap.
~Kwame Dawes

What Brought You to Portland?


Portland State University is conducting a survey to find out What brought you to Portland?  What has kept you here?  They want to read your story.

They say:

  • Roughly two-thirds of the region’s (and state’s) population growth is the result of net in-migration.  Given that migration brings together people of various backgrounds, including different political viewpoints, age, race/ethnicity, and culture, improving our understanding of who is moving here today will better prepare us for understanding what Portland will look like tomorrow.
  • Portland migrants place strong value on the region’s natural amenities (e.g. climate, access to the gorge), bicycle and regional transit infrastructure, and economic opportunity, but also consistently cite opportunities for social/community engagement as important factors as well. 

Multnomah County is a very liberal city. The county was over 72% for Kerry. I wonder if the immigrants will change the mix or propel it even further to the left. It would be nice to see more of a balance and make politicians compete for our vote.

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and is completely confidential.  Our survey asks why people chose to move to Portland, why they have stayed, and what they value most in place to live and work.

Click here to take the survey: What Moves You? Tell Your Portland Story.

I would be interested in hearing what would drive you away, as we prepare to move to Mexico.

Scientists Eviscerate Feds’ ‘Hottest Year’ Claim

Physicist Lubos Motl: “Please laugh out loud when someone will be telling you that it was the warmest year.”

Even acceptance of the federal reports, climatologist Judith Curry pointed out at Climate Depot, further undermines the Earth is warming.

“With 2014 essentially tied with 2005 and 2010 for hottest year, this implies that there has been essentially no trend in warming over the past decade,” Curry said.

Morano explained: “There are dueling global datasets – surface temperature records and satellite records – and they disagree. The satellites show an 18 year plus global warming ‘standstill’ and the satellite was set up to be ‘more accurate’ than the surface records.”

He argued any temperature claim of “hottest year” based on surface data is based on hundredths of a degree hotter than previous “hottest years.”

“This immeasurable difference is not even within the margin of error of temperature gauges. The claim of the ‘hottest year’ is simply a political statement not based on temperature facts.”

Great Advice For the French

From To the point News and Dr. Jack Wheeler:

Millions of French men and women are proclaiming Je suis Charlie – I am Charlie – as we all know.  But saying it is not proving it.  That must be done by doing, by concrete action.

Yes, they can agitate and demand their government do what’s necessary – such as:

*Eliminate all Non-Moslem No-Go Zones in France;  apply normal police authority to them as anywhere else.

*Eliminate Islamic Sharia Law as having any binding legal authority in France.  Any Moslem demanding to live under Sharia Law will be provided with a one-way ticket to the Islamic country of his choice where Sharia prevails.

*Terminate all welfare programs and assistance of any kind to all non-French citizens.

*Allow rifle, shotgun, and handgun ownership and concealed and open carry by anyone over 30 years old who is a natural born Frenchman who can pass a criminal background and shooting test.

*Change any criminal and civil laws that impair self defense and defense of others. Adopt theCastle Doctrine which legalizes killing burglars, robbers, muggers, car thieves, arsonists, and other  traditional thugs.

Good luck on their Euroweenie government doing any of this.  So let’s focus on what Frenchfolk can do themselves.  And how perfect it would be for them to prove they are Charlie through that ultimate expression of their culture – food.

The timing couldn’t be better.  There’s an ingredient in French cuisine that no self-respecting French chef would be without, yet strikes horror in the hearts of both Moslems and Moochelle Obama together with her fascist food police.  You can’t get better than that.  We are talking aboutlard – rendered pig fat.  And guess what?

Lard Is The New Health Food.  Quite seriously.

That’s according to Food & Wine (the link above – it’s a must-read if only because it’s so entertainingly written).  Also according to the British lefties of the London GuardianConsider Lard – and the US lefties at HuffPo10 Reasons You Should Be Cooking with Lard (another must-read for explanatory clarity).

What used to be an insult synonymous with gluttony and cardiac arrest, lard now has gone healthy gourmet.  The most health-conscious now demand non-hydrogenated artisanal lard. Google “non-hydrogenated lard” and you’ll get 45,000 hits – among them links to various suppliers.

There’s even a cookbook out now celebrating it:  Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother’s Secret Ingredient.

Thus it should be an easy sell to persuade restaurants everywhere in France to cook with lard, every bakery to prepare their goods with lard, for every Frenchman and lady to demand their morning croissant baked with lard.  Accept no substitutes!

“By any estimation, lard is a healthier fat than butter,” notes the Guardian and gives the facts why.  A croissant made with lard instead of butter is amazingly tastier.  You’ve never actually eaten real French Fries unless cooked in lard, for that was how they originated before lard’s demonization. This enables every McDonalds in France to brag their pommes frites are now fried in healthy lard rather than industrial oil.

The French proving they are Charlie with lard is a real hat trick: 1) They get to claim they are advocating cooking with lard for health reasons, not to be anti-Islamic (wink, wink, chortle).  2) Any restaurant that cooks with lard guarantees Moslem-free dining for its patrons.  3) What they are eating really does taste more delicious and really is healthier for them.

The true action item, however, is not just persuading restaurants and bakeries to cook with healthy lard but to publicize it – state it prominently on their menus and ads:  We prepare our meals/baked goods with pure French lard – it’s the new health food!

In no way imply the motivation is Anti-Moslem, Anti-Halal (“halal” is food adhering to Koranic restrictions).  “We just want to eat healthy” is the only motivation – and try hard to say that with a straight face.

Lard – the new health food is a meme that will drive Moslems in France crazy, and many out of France entirely.    It is the perfect way for all those millions of French waving their Je suis Charliesigns to prove they really are.

This morning (1/14) in France, all five million copies of the latest issue of Charlie Hebdo featuring a crying Mohammed on the cover sold out quickly.   Here’s the cover they could follow that up with:

Note:  The word in French is the same — lard.  Feel quite free to send this proposal to anyone you may know in France.

Final College Football Upset

#2 Oregon 20, #4 Ohio State 42 – In the end there was no stopping Ezekiel Elliot rushing for 246 yards and QB Cardale Jones always powering for first downs. OSU tried to give it to Oregon with four turnovers. Ducks tear out our hearts ONE MORE TIME. Go Beavers!

Magnitude 2.7 Near Coburg

M 2.7 – 12km E of Coburg, Oregon

44.151°N 122.911°W

We Are Now Only Months Away From A Totalitarian One World Government

For years I have ridiculed (gasp) global warming. Now an interview on King World News with Lord Christopher Monckton exposes the believers and shows just how close we are to the idiots winning:

Lord Monckton:  “It’s a race now.  This is still being driven by what I call ‘The Climate Communists’ — the extremists who hate the West and want to shut us down.  That’s what this climate thing is really about.  It’s got nothing to do with the climate at all.  And so it’s a race now….

“So unfortunately what we’ve got here for the first time on a global scale is a conspiracy of the governing class, worldwide, against the governed.

So I think what we are now facing is the nightmare that every lover of freedom has dreaded — that the worldwide governing class would find an excuse to gang up together against the people’s interest, against liberty, against democracy, against prosperity, against capitalism, against every form of the freedoms which we have for too long and too dangerously taken for granted.

You can read the interview or listen to it at: http://kingworldnews.com/now-months-away-totalitarian-one-world-government/

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