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Estimate of the time that Humanity will go extinct or civilization will collapse. The HUMANITY DOOMSDAY CLOCK moves forward to 2125 due to US President trump's abandonment of climate change goals. Apologies to Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists for using the name.


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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Chinese Electronics Can Kill US

Hey Barry:

Y'all probably know about this already, but knowing ain't the issue - we gotta do something about it.

Read it here:

Seems the rumors are true - computer chips and software from China and other places really DO carry embedded code and kill switches that can hurt our military and national security.

Solution is simple - make a list of products that must be made in the U S of A. The list will be a long list - mostly military stuff, but a lot of civilian things too.

Oh, by the way Barry, if we make stuff here, we'll get some more jobs. And, we'll be safer.

It's a no brainer.

Don't listen to the Free Trade monkeys - they're just running a con. The only trouble with their con is that it actually will kill some Americans.

Holy cow Barry, holy cow.

The nightmare is real.

Your pal,

Friday, July 8, 2011

UPDATE 8.6.11: Wage Theft Today, Not Fun

Hey Barry:

Aside from numbers, you may be interested in what really goes on in a job today.

It's not fun Barry, not fun. Keep your day job for awhile.

August 6, 2011: Here's a new one about trucking:

When you're hired into a job, it's likely you get the job because the person who was doing the job is too slow by maybe 5%, or that person ticked off someone working there and the boss listened to the ticked off person.

Going in, you have a problem. Either you have to be 100% efficient from the get-go to keep the job - which is impossible - or you are dealing with a boss who has no common sense and listens to stories.

Now, what happens if the business suffers a little from a sales decline?

Well, all that gets even more pronounced. The gossipers make up stories ragging about co-workers from whole cloth because they are afraid of losing their job. The boss with no common sense fears for the future and wants to lay off somebody. Probably the person to go is the person whom the gossipers target.

Here's the dilemma: sell your soul and lie about fellow workers or lose your job to someone who lies.

Or maybe you work in a place where the boss commandeers all the tips and insists on four to six hour shifts with no breaks.

If you complain about either, you're gone. There are lots of hungry people out there waiting for a chance to work at less than minimum wage and in violation of labor standards.

See the article on wage theft - national disgrace:

One of the jokes about it goes like this:

Question: "Did you get that job at McD's as a cook?"

Answer: "Nah. All the openings were filled by the Stanford grads."

Question: "What about the BK toilet cleaning jobs?"

Answer: "Those were all filled by the Harvard grads."

That's the way it is.

Your pal,

Thursday, July 7, 2011

UPDATE 7.9.11 - Dog Days Are Over

Hey Barry:

Love this song by Florence and the Machine.

[You have to copy and paste the links to get the video - it's worth it.]

Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over (2010 Version)​=iWOyfLBYtuU

The new official video to the Dog Days Are Over. Click here to download​100312134937

I take it as a metaphor for the U S of A today - dog days are the lazy summer times when the world is right and calm.

But they're over and you've got to run fast for your mother because the horses are coming.

UPDATE 7.9.11

Gonna be soon...........

The next, worse financial crisis, Ben Arends:

Your pal,

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Who's Worse: Al Queda or NRC?

Hey Barry:

Let's get real about nuclear power.

It is a disaster waiting to happen. It will happen in the US - Americans will die and cities will be contaminated.

Just like Fukushima. 'It's another universe.' reports Greenpeace as seen on RT here:

And yet, and yet, the industry says things like this: 'Plants can run forever, the 40 year limit doesn't mean a thing.'

At the same time, upgrades, modifications and safety equipment don't get done, thanks to the NRC lap dogs.

We have 104 nuclear plants in the US - most are within killing distance of major population centers like New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Boston.

How many Americans must die before we eliminate these dirty time bombs?

We don't need Al Queda when we have the NRC.

Positively depressin.

Your pal,