Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Read an article titled "How your Income Stacks Up" written by Kevin McCormally on Yahoo News. It's full of bunk. The IRS statistics are given out by Kiplinger in a highly misinterpretable way. That is, they are bunky; full of the bunk. Mr. McCormally digested that bunk and put it into a highly respected news outlet. I wouldn't expect much more out of any news outlet, much less one called "Yahoo News", of which I am a constant reader (part of the Yahoos that make their news worth printing I guess). Here's my argument. If 23% of the taxes are paid by the 1% of people who make over 410k per year, a number which I calculate to be approximately 42,000 people for each state in the union, (but then we know the weight is on the states where real estate and cost of living is sky-high, so we're probably talking about less than 10k of the super upper class per state), why should you need to show the rest of the funky numbers? Stick with that number. 1% of people are paying 23% of all taxes. Here's why they don't stick with just that number, they can't. The IRS data was designed to reflect how much of all the taxes were paid by groups of higher than 1% at a time. The IRS data was designed to show the broad spectrums of salaries, not just the waypoints and soundbites. And the article fails to note that it just so happens that if you make over 110k you're much more likely to make over 400k because, there's a happy little understanding there which allows companies to nod and give you a fat salary and allow you to live in expensive areas. If you're valuable enough to demand over 110k, you're in the sweet spot where you're allowed a big jump in salary to pay for your yacht, real estate, other real estate, golden parachute, etc. If the chart were in anyway capable of speaking laymans terms with regards to the IRS data, it would show that we have most of the taxes being paid by you and me who make a measly 34k per year. We and the next bracket above us 60k, pay our taxes in leaps of 20%, where-as the super upper classes pay out in leaps of 10% per bracket. The bulk of taxes is paid by you and me because there just aren't enough richy richertons to pay it all. What it means is that richy richerton then swings a deal with the fed to make the stock market pay them just a little more so they can say they're fixing "unemployment", and when the stock market isn't doing so well, richy richerton has to dump more money into us poor saps down here on main street so we can get back to work, because paying us is then worth more to them. And then the pendulum swings the other way. If we were paid more, our leap to the next tax bracket would widen even more and the IRS would have to restore this careful balance and tax them richies again. They walk a fine line in paying us what they bare minimum have to, so that they don't get taxed any more, and so that the market pays them fine returns. Hey, don't anybody worry, we're just cattle right? We don't cause a stir, do we. And we're too dumb to be able to read your handy chart right Kiplinger?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Found an interesting website. This Payscale.com is the chief architect of what you might get paid for the rest of your life. Here is their website. Know your enemy: http://www.payscale.com/about.asp?pg=about&sub=overview

They are well intentioned, I can see that in the Bios of the people that make all the money in this company, but this is a monopoly in every sense of the word. It's actually a worldwide monopoly and no one will ever do anything about it. The ability to access and process data to control business labor pools, worldwide, is so far above the monopoly law it's not even on the radar, but it is the new paradigm in business, stock markets, heck the FED even has a monopoly for controlling data, and when compared to how a traditional monopoly was discovered and dealt with this isn't the same game. You'll never have another company screaming "price fixing". This new thing can only be controlled by other software. Their Computer chips have already won the fight. The humans will serve them well, at designer, customized wages.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Viva La Vida! Just got here. My neighbor, a veterinarian who now holds a purchasing job, had a portion of an apple fritter waiting for me at my desk. Third week in a row. Not sure where she is getting them. Nice of her to share. I like the fritter. The Viva La Vida album was in my head on the way to work on the bus this AM so I played it right away during this my ten minutes before clock-in. The song Lost! is playing now. Great tune. The line "castle was built on pillars of sand" is great. It fits the theme of the rest of this blog which is aimed at strengthening that base. The front page of USA today says Obama is most concerned about Jobs. This isn't news necessarily but the refreshing of the data, and having it on the front page makes it hit home a little more, and the news folk must know that that is the purpose of the front page. It makes me realize, (as I sip my $4.20 sugarfree hazelnut breve from Seattle's Best that I got downtown between bus rides), is being paid for by a careful planning of stock holders and no one else. They create the numbers on the stock market by buying and selling people and I'm one, and that's where my pay comes from. All the equipment in the picture makes it seem like they run businesses and build things and sell things, but in the end the only items in the picture that change the value of their stock are the people, because of our brains and opposable thumbs. These are bought and sold, hired and laid off, in a carefully orchestrated symphony which reaches our ears by the front page of the USA today in a tune that we call "hiring is up" aka good times, and "unemployment is up" aka stocks are down. The rich buy and sell us and we are indentured servants to this grind. There's only the destiny of "some day maybe this will change". I seem Lost! in all this because I can't seem to write a blog without touching on these issues. That's today's theme I guess. Hope I don't take the wrong bus later and self-fulfill this in a physical way. Time for an uprising. Storm the USA Today office and demand that they respect something other than Stock Market strategies. Every news outlet is pushing stock market news as "what happened in your world today that you need to know"... this blog is what you need to know today.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dollars and Sense

Can't seem to find time or urgency to log in and post to this bloggy, unless it involves a crisis in a financial market, or a quantum boon. We have both recently. The LHC smashed a couple of protons at the same energy level as Fermilab, so welcome to the card table LHC, hope you're holding the cards when you get up to max power. So far my dreams aren't registering anything different because of their work. Changes in magnetism probably register in every brain on the planet in some small way, but we'll see what it does at full power next year. Would be great of the magnetism in the LHC actually changed our brain patterns enough to somehow focus more on the way we manage world economies. Which brings me to the point of discussion regarding Dubai and the money management blip going on there. Like any market they are fighting to earn respect from other labor pools. The thing that will iron out all of these markets and bring them in line is a respect for "fairness" between a dollar here and a dollar there, between a work day here and a work day there. If we institute a worldwide computer system that does nothing except manage valuation of monies, to create a fairness in all labor pools, by assessing then increasing or decreasing the value of money in real time, we would all be speaking the same language with regard to supply and demand. Make the money fair. There' s no way forward without this step in place. The scale of fairness needs to extend from Stock Market on down to "how many grains of sand in the hour glass is my dollar worth, as opposed to your dinari". If there isn't a "fair making system", we're all just swimming around in an unfair system and no one wants to swim in that dirty pool.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Back to the quanta, for a moment (a moment is a measure of time, so it's interesting that pun found it's way into this conversation), so we can discuss heat, and also gyroscopes. Take a look at a couple of burning matches when you bring them in close proximity to one another. The heat engine of each one of these doesn't readily merge into the other, there is a momentary discussion, or even repulsion, of the other for a moment, then they join and create a much larger pool... or quanta, of their energy. The indication is that heat is related to exchange of matter into or out of a quanta. It brings us back to the fact that all things are continually asked by the universe "of what are you capable of being a part?", and that brings us back to the fact that states of matter are what determine what you are capable of being a part of. Picture a block of ice floating in a bath of water. The ice is a different state, a solid, and doesn't participate as readily in surface tensions, but they are the same chemical. This should point us to the periodic table of elements, a table that should be designed to show how any element will react in any environment. The table needs to be more focused on states of matter at all conditions, and could be called a quanta chart of the elements. It should be layed out based on willingness to participate, which will point to further understandings of physical characteristics of elements.
One last example I came across last night while doing the dishes is a small of bowl of water floating inside a larger bowl of water inside a sink full of water. When rocked, some of the water splashes out of the smaller bowl and the water in it sloshes back and forth with the same tensions we see in gyroscopes. This play of quanta choosing their state is probably what creates the force that every gyroscope exerts. A rudimentary gyroscope could be created with a series of pools such as this. - Edit: Did a quick search and found this Loopa gravity defying bowl: http://www.loopabowl.com/loopaDemo.aspx On the right track dudes. Of what are you capable of being a part?

Friday, October 23, 2009

What money?

What can we learn from Pete and Repeat? Pete has been a law abiding American citizen. (The Dude abides.) And he has still found himself short on a dime in the new world economy. The old recession and depression cyclicality of economies has turned Pete into the same old Repeat. It's left poor Pete wondering where's the money? Show me the MONEY!

So, here's a lesson, Pete, about the new way to compete. Ask yourself "What money?".

This is a global economy, baby, you gotta dance around 24 time zones if you want to survive. Your money is not the same as the Aussie Dollar, or the Japanese Yen, or the British Pound. Your money is far different. Your money is an exact reflection of your local economy, right down to the door knocker on your domicile. If you could get the Treasury Department to put a new phrase on the greenback you better tell them you want it to say "This bill is legal tender for all debts within five miles of (insert your home address here)".

The only place your money is good is at your vicinity. If you want the reasons for this, ask the truck driver that brings the groceries to your local supermarket, ask your landlord, ask the neighbor's landlord, and ask the property tax man. All these dudes will tell you that the value of your money is a function of your proximity to these other dudes. They will all say that your money is measured in a widending arc from your front door knocker. For instance, ask the guy who lives in a penthouse on Park Ave in New York what his landlord thinks his rent should be and why? Then ask the Iowa farmer in the middle of a DesMoines sunflower field. The reason the address assigns the value to the legal tender is because you gotta pay to play, and some games cost more than others. It leaves poor Pete without a leg to stand on when he gets his paycheck, because somebody who's legal tender has more worth than his legal tender doesn't care that his buck is worth less... (worthless at this point).

How then, can Pete get more for his bucks? He's either gotta move from a higher area to a lower, and then move again, and then move again. Or he's gotta get his country, and the rest of the world to realize that this is how economies work, and do something to schedule and regulate the value and strength of his legal tender from one locale to other locales. It's creating an ratio in the currency, so a buck is really a buck, is really a similar piece of legal tender anywhere in that country.

Pete likes this because he likes where he lives. It also means he can curtail the practice of slave labor, which is what buying labor in a cheaper area is tantamount to, when a New York size dollar bill pays a person to make a pair of tennis shoes in Indonesia, or a telephone company hires people in India to spend an hour on the phone in America.

What money? Pete's money. Earned here, spent there? No sir. No thank you, sir. Pete says "Legal tender by trade schedule" should be printed on his money. Let's make it happen, Cap'n.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Enough of this Foolishnecessity

Who cares about economies. Here's some more about the way gravity and water interact, which we will take to imply things about matter in general. Back to the example of what it is like when a jet plane is about to touch down onto the tarmac. This is where the human has the best chance of really visually seeing the effect of the gravity-time-matter interaction. This is where the human can see with his or her own eyes, that he or she is part and parcel of a quanta, part and parcel of the jet plane in this example, but then just as the wheels are about to touch down the view out the window changes and time speeds up for the viewer and things go by faster and faster, and then click, you're now part and parcel of Earth by that contact. And that participation, which we know as relativity, is what flows through everything around us in relation to one another, to form our sphere of influence. If you think of a kid blowing bubbles, the surface tension caused by blowing through the bubble wand closes as the bubble forms, then floats away. That surface tension is like all surface tensions, a product of atoms working together to conserve energy by creating a quanta out of themselves, (liquids have an easy time of this because they flow but they're also sticky). A millileter size bubble of mercury pools up with so much surface tension that it's like a small sphere sitting on a table. Take your hand and smack it flat on the surface of a pool or lake or bath tub and you'll spank the surface tension out of the immediate area, and you'll channel that energy out in a wave equivalent to the bouyancy you removed from the equation. As the surface tension of that disturbed area assesses its new situation and bounces back, it will recreate the shared equilibrium it found earlier. But this system of removing the tension and bouncing back is interesting from the gravitational standpoint, because it points out an interaction between human hand and quanta. This is where the advantage over gravity will come from. Fluxuating the surface tension of a quantity of liquid should prove useful tool in causing an unknown state within some of the material, allowing a small win to be made in the fight to conquer gravity. Compounding this scenario could provide enough areas of unknown stability to milk a small amount of lift out of the universe. That amount should equal the number of atoms that don't know where they are, or who they relate to. A moment of lost relativity is weightlessness. Much the same as an electron is an "unknown" place around an atom, this would be akin to "shocking" the atoms into becoming missing, as far as gravity is aware, from the surface tension shared energy pool.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Move over human, computer do job now.

Here's where we steered off course. The first robots appeared on the scene, big lunking machines that replaced the manufacturing jobs of the early seventies. Look how fast and accurate these welders can put these cars together! The assembly crew, rather than getting the benefit of having someone assist them in their position, were replaced entirely. You might be thinking, well a good business owner knows how to improve production and cut staff to increase the profit margin, but at the same time, you are forgetting that the real profit in any business is the people you can give gainful employment to. Real profit should be measured in terms of the economic health of community. Capitalism that ignores the needs of the people in the republic that it operates within, is a parasitical relationship, rather than a symbiosis. It is a machine without maintenance. It is a machine winding down, down, until it stops, unable to break its rusty cogs free. The open eyes of business owners, to see how they interact within humanity, will bring the machine of capitalism, and our republic, to life.

I don't care if you want to use robots to replace people, but don't drop their paychecks. Instead, consider the robot your donation to that worker. Then, with his human hands free, find a task to fill his hands.

Can you picture a time when robots with artificial intelligence will do any job that humanity sets forth? What will you task the human with? How will the human make his living? It's about ten years away. Now is the time to decide what duty the business owners have to humanity. Now is the only chance we have to demand that capitalism behave symbiotically with humanity.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

What is a good risk?

If "risk taking" is what bank loan applications are all about, and ultimately home loans, and ultimately, buying the American Dream is all about, who is it that decides what a bad risk is?

U and Me, that's who decides. And we have been a country making an Ass out of U and Me for a while now. And we're making an ass out of USA in the process. What is it that we all assume? We assume there are Americans who don't want homes.

We decide "risk" collectively, by sheepishly agreeing that this person doesn't deserve a home because of x, y and z. And the banks are all too happy to agree with us.

Banks: "Okay, if the people feel that person doesn't deserve the American Dream, we won't give him a loan! Sure, we could give him a forty, fifty, or sixty year loan, because that's what it takes for a loser like him to earn his American Dream, but we draw the line at 30."

This inevitably leads the bank to the conclusion that there are people who are not deserving of the American Dream. Which in turn leads The People to not even realize it is they, and their sheepish ways, that set that system in place.

But, in times of trouble, when a bank has to auction off all of these "troubled assets", we find that the only people allowed to come to the table and buy the cheaper auction priced homes, are people who have cash-in-hand. (Most auctioned homes are auctioned for cash in full, or as low as 80% cash) This immediately rules out anyone who needs to take out a loan for a home. It means the only people allowed to buy repossessed or cheaper priced homes, are wealthy people. What I'm saying is that every home in America that is auctioned by a bank is given at a bargain to a wealthy person. That a person without money is a "bad risk", was assumption number one, but that "only people with a lot of money should be able to buy the most affordable homes", is assuming a whole bunch more.

I say, let's assume that every American deserves their American Dream, and every bank has the responsibility to provide for that possibility, no matter what finger pointing might be going on by those who say "he doesn't deserve". As soon as you hear that, your equal rights buzzer should be going off. He does deserve, he's just off the beaten path, or at his own pace.

The result of ignoring equality in America always finds the same response. Sooner or later, the wounds become too visible, and a movement rises up. What sort of blood soaked bandage is this current economic climate?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Knots and gravities

Knot Theory is interesting regarding gravity.
I think matter behaves in a knotted fashion with regard to gravity.
Look at the way a soap bubble, when popped, reacts. As the surface tension is released, (as the knot is untied) all of the small pieces have to join a new knot, so they individualize, they packetize, they quantize themselves. Then they choose their path of new relation. Choosing the packet must require energy, from without and within.
Likewise a knot always has some overriding rules that describe how points must relate to one another.
Think of the knots in a string as gravity. These knots, because the only thing tension can do after the overlaps are in place, is tighten are ruled very consistently. And when they get to the point where they are very tight, there is almost no room for error in the shape they become. It's very much like gravity. And all the points on the string relate to one another in a very specific way. If the knot is loosened from any particular direction, then all of the points on the knot correspond to exactly that motion, and the pieces have to assess which new knot shape they all are (and for gravity, matter will likewise cause other matter to assess them in return/simultaneously) .

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

More on the Economy

We can generate so much food in this country, thanks for modern farming, that we don't have any problem feeding people. The amount of food available is actually curtailed so market prices don't tip so low that farmers and their cooperatives lose a competitive income. The point of having people retire once they've earned their home is that we can feed and water them very cheaply. We just need to decide to make that much food. Currently we feed and water the low income, non-house-owning crowd. My suggestion is that we feed and water the house owning crowd. I think the numbers will be very compatible. The jobs vacated will, again, create a healthy and stable economy because those jobs are higher paying than anything currently available. I understand that current retirement laws allow a supplemental part time earning without damaging the social security amount received. If this were to continue for those who "retire" when they earn their homes, we will also have traded down the part time jobs that our non-house-owning crowd is now suffering along within. I don't see the downside. Government should push for retirement when you own your home, and agree to take care of the living expenses for retireds.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Economy Rant Warning: Retire When You Own Your Home

Here is an agrument for retiring "On Time". You who own your home, you need not work. Retire the day you own it. And here is why... (this is for the United States... other economies might not be driven to the same conclusions)... the foundation of the US economy is "The Home". This stems from the "American Dream" which is the "White Picket Fence" idea that took hold after the self sustained farming way of life got moldy at the turn of the 1900's. The American Dream for better or worse has propped up our way of life forever, since. Looking at it from this point of view, let's deconstruct everything from the construction industry, to mortgages, the SEC, business loans and credit cards in one sentence: you can't build a nation on people who get paid well. This is what is driving the market, which, said market, unfortuneately reacts willy-nilly to the needs of people. The market just tries to make moola.

What does it mean, "you can't build a nation on people who get paid well"? It means if you pay someone less, they will be more likely to have to take out a loan. Which creates the best investment the market has ever known... lending... credit cards and mortgages alike. So, perhaps what I should have said is "you can strenghten a market and crush the desires of a nation by causing people to earn not quite enough to make house payments and not enough to pay off a credit card so they have to pay interest on credit cards". These are the facts of this depression.

From the market point of view, people paying interest on credit cards equals a 80-90 percent profit margin. A great, almost guaranteed return on investment. Given the standard 10-15 percent you can get in any other market, Lending, in the US, is a vastly better investment than anything out there. You just have to have a ton of money to be able to do it. And the government is going to help you, if you do do it... because they want people to be paid less. Think about it. Big corporations pay better because when you put a bunch of people together, people start to talk about conditions at work, at home, can't afford this, should be able to buy that. They form a union (or not) and get better pay. But small businesses, start ups, home businesses, self-employed, they pay twice as much tax as big business. So, it is in the interest, literally, of the federal government, to drive people into small business, and to encourage lower pay. Maybe you've seen all the great small business assistance programs? Have you checked out the national minimum wage lately? Does that sound like a wage that will lead to an American Dream?

Now then, you have the credit card lenders at the ready to drive down worker wages so borrowing is needed, so they can provide expensive loans and thereby create a healthy market (great investment). You have the government wanting workers to make less so they will coincidentally pay more tax (small businesses actually pay both the biz side of taxes and the income side). The only thing left to do is shut off bank loans so everyone has to use credit cards. Voila. (read: walla!) You have a healthy market where workers make so little they have to use credit cards, and now take a look at the American Dream. THE most expensive thing you buy in your life and you've already been downgraded to "has to borrow" status by both the market and the government. So, you borrow. A typical home loan is paid off in 30 years of payments. By the time you pay it off you have paid three times what the sale price was, so the value of your house is demanded to be three times higher or you lose value over the life of your loan. But you do end up owning the house. You worked 30 years to own it. If you decided to "will" it to someone, you would erase their 30 years of needed work to own their American Dream. Let me say that again... you would erase 30 years of work that someone needs to do. That's solution number one. All the homes that have already been paid for need to not be returned to the "we're buying a home via a mortgage" game, they need to be willed over and over. Because if anyone returns it to the mortgage game you're actually causing 30 years of work for someone and causing more loss on loan to value to the future.

Solution B is this: if you have worked 30 years, or, lucky you, 20, to now own your home... quit your job. Let the ones who are working have your job (this ends unemployment), send you meals on wheels, and medicaid at your home, and, you just relax.

Your job, a job obviously capable of buying a house, becomes available, you are off the road during the commute, you are enjoying life, you've succeeded at the American Dream. Don't work another 20 years to sock away money. That's money that is needed by someone else to buy their American Dream. The point of all this is to say that when people finally own their own home, they should not be working any longer.

This alone will allow those eager ones, those who want to earn the American Dream to not only get paid for better jobs, it will put pressure on the mortgage companies, take away leaning on credit cards, (because jobs are now plentiful!), and the taxes paid during a healthy vibrant society are easily enough to cover the food and medication that stay-at-homes will need.

Is this a retirement socialism scheme? No. It's pure capitalism. When you buy something, you want the most for your money. Well, Americans who are buying the American Dream want the most homes they can buy in a generation of "work". That is, we want as many people to reach pure home ownership as possible. Capitalism says a vibrant economy will be able to support a mass of new retirees by paying out a few old crinkly twenty dollar bills in order to earn a vibrant national wallet as the new generation earns the crisp new fifties. They take over the jobs and roads and get settled into their American Dream chase. We need retirees and we need 'em now. Don't get me started on people who own two, three, five, six houses.

Why is there a scheduled retirement age? That's broken. It needs to be able to fluctuate like any scale within the system must. This system will not last either. If there are too few good jobs, those who have attained their American Dream need to vacate their job. Take themselves off the road and let the next gen support them. But if there are too many jobs, too many houses needing to be built, and not enough people, some of those will need to work. They have nothing to lose at that point.

The current system actually creates a government guaranteed way for credit card companies to continue to erode capitalism, and force more socialism into play, by reducing worker salaries. The FED says it is the best way to "curb inflation". What a powerful word. Inflation is actually necessary. It is just the swing of the pendulum in the other direction. Just like NASA we are only gauged by our ability to calculate acceleration, not velocity. That is the difference in the FED and the real market. The FED looks at what the current temperature is, they don't stand back and look at how quickly temperatures have risen or fallen. The cap on inflation has stayed in effect so long that people are now not aware of how much money they should be making. The average wage for a bus boy should be nearly $80 an hour to allow that job to be able to afford the American Dream. Why wouldn't you want the bus boy to have a family and a house? That is who "We The People" is. Bus boys. Bus drivers. Teachers. Coal miners.
Why $80 an hour, well if the FED had let the price of a loaf of bread go up to $12 where it should be, you'd understand. This in turn would have forced your employer to pay you more because you can just say, "hey, a loaf of bread is $12 bucks!" But capping the inflation puts a nice little blinder on the public, so everyone is cheery. "Hey, bread is only a buck". Why do I need to get paid more than $10 bucks an hour?

The answer to that is "because the American Dream costs 30 years". It's rocket science, so it's no wonder we're in the depression we are. We need to find the accelerometer and we need to breed it into our politicians so they know how to keep an eye on this stuff. Otherwise the US Constitution won't be worth the legal tender it takes to buy a copy of it.

But this new early retirement is going to ask you for a favor in return. You are going to have to take certain losses on home values as mortgages adjust. But here's the rub... what is the value of a home... what is it? it is the American Dream... when does that have value? only when The People are able to attain it... right now, people can't afford homes. So, there's no value in your investment if everybody can't get in on it. THAT is putting on a stadium rock and roll concert and then pricing the ticket too high for anyone to get in. The result of a rock and roll concert with only a handful of people in the stadium... has defeated the original intent... which was to get everyone in on the same rock-and-fricking-roll experience man! To get everyone into the American Dream.

Investments on lending will return to the type of interest as other items in the market, and a new scheme will pop up that drives people toward other shortfalls, to create pockets of gain by the largest market investors. The battle is to keep in front of the bubble and react to it like we know what we want this country to be. It's not going to be easy to convince people who own their homes to retire, but the first step is putting a plan in place that says, if you retire at any age, you will have the same guaranteed benefits, because hey, food is cheap and easy for this society to provide. You don't need a lot of medicine in your forties. You are freeing up jobs and creating the opportunity for the American Dream for another family. You are uncloggin our highways. Just go fishin dude.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Electric, the Static!!

Static electricity, rises up from bodies that are pulled apart. It hangs in the air, sticks to things where friction was created. These are all places where surface tension was pulled back, acted upon. The place gravity enters our universe is this junction where decisions are made by atoms. All this kind of suggests maybe static electricity is the expression of gravity in some physical way.

Reduced to practice: Laser as static electric pump for atmospheric water vapor

I had the idea that static electricity could help dampen wildfires. Static electricity will pull a stream of water toward it as it runs out of a faucet, so it must have a strong draw to water. Laser can probably create static electric fields over very long distances, say from Denver skies where there is much water vapor to California skies where there is little.
A constant pulsed laser beam sent from the skies over California to the skies over Denver may create a continual static field and draw of vapor around a fire. Think of a wildfire as only able to burn where humidity is very low. All we need to do is create high humidity to kill wildfires. Lasers would appear to be a very good solution. emailed this to Cornell: 'jdf48@cornell.edu'
(If you don’t think vapor will travel upwind from Denver to Cal try pulling the vapor in from the ocean, from the north or south, or straight up from the ground upwind of the fire.) But something tells me you’ll find stronger static force by drawing against the wind.

Electric, the Static!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Here's one I wrote some time ago, but I still think it has meaning. I like the focus of this because stock markets govern our economy right now, and stock markets are faith based organizations. Their faith is based on success... read below about success, and how you can start to mention success each time you meet someone, which measures at every step, the temperature of your market...

Buzz words: Socialism : Democracy, these two systems and their typical forms of economy are always at odds, but they are similar in that, like any system that result in a community, that community is left to judge and measure themselves and their success or failure.

The question always comes back to how to do you measure success? In answering that, a community becomes more socialist or more democratic.

Lately health care has become more of a concern for Americans because of the blooming retirement age population. Those folks are more in need of health care, generally speaking, than younger folks.

This points out another axiom of communities. They need to define who they are composed of. And they especially need to define who they are when they attempt to measure how well “they” are doing… that’s what put’s the “they” into perspective to allow that answer to be found.

Another problem is the organization of larger numbers. The bigger a population gets in a community the more voices there are. How does this group communicate enmasse to be able to do the work of “measuring success”?

There are tools to communicate. There is a healthy backbone of rule and law and morality built into our nation to give us all the big picture of our success. That just leaves the daily living to contend with.

Daily living is all about the economy. How well do you fair, fair citizen, at getting a job? At getting paid? How do you during your commute to work, how do you get your groceries? How do you get the groceries home? How how how, medicine, kids, vacation, sports, study, how how how? These are all the economy.

Throw in the science and religion, and you’re going to have a hefty project in trying to get everyone to be able to “measure success” together.

When we decide what Truths we hold to be self-evident, I think it is high time that we hold the above truths to be self-evident. There needs to be an fundamental understanding that there are things that all people in this system want to be a part of. Chiefly, all want to be a factor in the process of “measuring success”, so much so, that this process is in fact what voting is. It is the right of the people to have their understanding of the “success measurement” be represented for them to other people within the system. Beyond this, people want to operate with the understanding that there are self-evident principles. Namely, people need food, people need water, housing, medicine, joy, family, peace and tranquility. Take away any one of these from a large number of people and the result is a voice of dissent in the “success measurement”.

Now the question becomes how to we succeed in providing all of these self-evident necessities and still condition our system to fall neatly into a Democratic or Socialistic system. The problem with trying to force the community into one stream or the other, is that, really and truly the economy can never be made to govern the collective, the economy simply is one of the results of there being a collective. Therefore, any attempt to force any single, specific monetary configuration over the entire scope causes a collapse in the fundamental understandings.

The problem usually is that power follows money. Money is capable of buying and securing power. And people tend to use that to an advantage. In mapping a process toward measuring success, when an economy is being forced by overly powerful people because of their monetary prowess, to succumb to a specific type of economy, the system will not succeed in accurately measuring success, and can therefore not see what repair may be needed by some, and can therefore not react and repair itself.

The only course of action is to remove the power from those who would use it incorrectly by choosing a different type of community. This is how democracy swings toward socialism, and vice versa.

A solution toward “measuring success” more successfully would be to create a common language of discussion so the efficiency of discussing what is needed flows more freely. For instance, rather than say “How do you do?” upon meeting someone, a common language of saying “How is your success?” would give the discussion a more free flowing rate. The reply of “I am lacking self-evident societal need one – a house” when heard, even once, should elicit a passing along of this information to everyone. “How is your success? Fine, how is your success? Fine but I hear someone is lacking housing”

This dedication to success is the key. How is your success?

Friday, August 21, 2009

E equals m c squared minus (Fg) Fisscle state times gravity)

This does seem to fly in the face of Newton's law of conservation of energy that says no new energy is ever created. In arguing that, I say that new energy is created in the form of gravitation, based on whether a thing exists or not. To exist something expends energy we could say, and therefore, by that, it creates that energy it needs for that act. This would be the only energy then that is ever created, and it comes in the form of gravity, and rather than a Big Bang to create it, it actively is always ready to create itself.

I think to quantify this, great use of pun by the way, you would end up with a simple formula E=mc2minus(Fg) where g is "novel energy created" in the form of gravity and F is the ratio of masses that share that gravity, trailing out to infinity of course.This simpl subtraction to the E=mc2 gives a new respect to the environment that we find E within.
It also 1) describes how "novel energy", that is energy that rises up from shared resources, acts toward other mass, and 2) creates a new universal constant F, a wholistic measuring of all physical characteristics of masses, divided by proximity, to other masses on same scale, which says we understand that mass spends energy to create gravity, by it's existence and proximity. Therefore my theory of New Energy is that energy is spent by mass in some way, and that way is mathematically written as a ratio that exists between two or more masses, with regard to proximity, whereby new levels of gravity are created, placing an energy demand on the masses in some way, and by sharing energy they reach a higher energy state.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Of what are you capable of being a part?

The question that our universe asks over and over and over, infinitely, via gravity. It's the interaction of mass in a field that always demands a response from every smallest piece of that mass... a question "what are you capable of being a party to?" Are you acting of your own, loose, ready to be moved by another mass via that mass's pull of gravity, or are you already part of a collective that itself has more pull than can move you? The exertion of the force continues whether you can move or remain unmoved but your answer is always given, "yes I can move, no I cannot, these are the reasons why". The 'reasons' are speed, density, composition, temperature, pressure, electric charge, and all of those things need to be measured by us humans and put into a consistent "wholistic table of physical measurements of elements" on a scale from no temperature and pressure and electric charge to maximum. And, we need to scale that table for interaction so that the state of attachment to each other element can be expressed as a "willingness" to be moved by another mass. What results when you create a periodic table of the elements that combines all physical features, is a way to measure an element's ability to respond to the question "of what are you capable of being a part?", that is, we can measure that element's ability to give and take energy in combined masses, which shows the amount of energy "shared" or energy "not generated by self", which is what is missing in E=mc2. That formula pretends that no energy is gained by relationships with others, but in fact, most interactions of elements create symbiosis that allows a gifted amount of energy, that changes the formula E=mc2, so the measurement of gravity can be looked as a measurement of just how much energy is supplied by "sharing". In a sense, we're weighing the universe on the stretchy fabric of space and saying, because this amount of shared energy exists, this amount of gravity is created. The universe simply asks what are you a part of, to get a read on how it applies gravity to you, and it measures that gravity by the amount of donated energy to the equation E=mc2 you possess at each moment. Very cool that that question keeps us all together in societies as well as our feet planted to the earth.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Stomach within a stomach

So, here’s a further theory to my personal “You are what your ancestors ate” principle of evolution.
Let’s say I’m a lizard who can eat a certain spider. My stomach takes in the DNA of that spider and begins the process of dissolving the DNA so I can get that spider’s amino acids into my bloodstream. This happens millions of times as generation after generation of spiders and lizards live side by side. The spider evolves to become more poisonous, and the lizard evolves to tolerate the poison. A hapless bird flies into the equation and eats the lizard, which has just eaten it’s favorite meal, the poisonous spider. The bird dies of course because it ingested the poisonous spider secondhand, and now we have a DNA pile of bird, lizard, spider. Let’s say this happens hourly for millions of years. What happens to the stem cells in this pile? Are they capable of awakening in this new DNA pile when put into a slurry together? Maybe not in the healthy individual, but what if the spider already had a cancer or was newly pregnant? If we imagine the entire food chain of the planet, every animal, as a slurry pile of one belly ingesting another, every minute of every day, don’t these mathematics create a stronger case for evolution than anything else? Stem cells in close contact with foreign DNA may be what gives rise to new species. Evolution then is pursued by every species on the planet with the same drive as hunger. If I eat, I contribute to the possibility of new life. Wouldn’t this in turn cause stem cells to show up in certain places within our bodies? The closer the stem cells are to the stomach for instance, or the gonadotrophic hormones, etc, the more likely that stem cell will be activated.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Holy ShNikes! It's August already. That's one month until skool kids! Unless you're a sasquatch kid, in which case you gotta go pick blackberries and store them up in yon cave, else yer pappy and moms Sas are gonna whip yer hairy butt for sacrilege. The brother Tone says he's got about fifteen more pages of the comedy screenplay writ, so I'm excited to read that. He is a comedic genius. There's lots of work to do today, so can't write much more now. Have an August. A good August. Here's some words you can make out of August... A Gutsu... UsTugA... SatTuGu. Shrimp gumbo... Thas about it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Outside our solar system the gravity of our sun trails off, like it should, but what we may not realize, never having gone there, is just how blind we are out there. Quite like a bat goes blind as it evolves within a cave, so it may be when we leave our gravity, that things out there are quite beyond our perception. For instance, the nature of light is such that in a gravitational field, we are quite able to perceive it as a waveform. Then why do we assume it is always a waveform, even beyond the reach of our fairly strong gravity well? It could just as easily be a particle when it is outside of a strong gravity well, in which case we would not be able to use it to see. Picture the edge of our gravity well as a place where particles become waves and you see that when you move out of our solar system the colors of the stars fade away from white light to nothing, and the color of empty space will fade away to a foggy field of green haze, which is the effect of having your wave centric eyes try to pick up a particle field. Picture also a layer of color inside the sun, so that the colors of white light are cast away from the sun in various layers of density. For instance, the Outer color of Yellow surrounds an inner shell of red, which surrounds and inner shell of blue, etc. The sun may have various layers of density, each of a different energy level by that density, for which the sun casts the specific spectrum that it does. We think of all these colors as coming from the surface of the sun, but I would guess that it may be quite a deep source for much of these colors. If we associate gravity and wavelength, and gravity with wave versus particle, we soon come to realize that gravity is nothing more than a frame of reference within the universe. It gives waveform to light, and thereby allows these within the vast green emptiness of particle to know "where" it is. That is what relativity is. The act of one thing relating to another. Fortuneately for us we have a frame of reference in our local gravity. Can't wait to see just how blind we are when we get out there away from our gravity and the stars can no longer be seen.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Night at the Smithsonian

Night at the Museum II was fun. Hank Azaria was hilariouth. Watched Willow and most of The Golden Child also. Oh yeah, and we watched 13 going on 30. My hip is bugging me today. My cell phone is eating away at the bone in my hip I guess. Or maybe I don't walk enough. Can't wait to go to the family reunion. Peace. -D

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Captain Bernie

He's heavy. No he ain't, he's my bro. Happy B-Day Captain Bernie.

38 was a good year I reckon because the bum I talked to on the bus on the way home yesterday said eights and threes go on and on forever like. He also knew about triangles and how they make decisions. He also said he was an ex marine and had an idea for a 20k / minute cyclic rate weapon, and asked my clearance level when I asked some questions and that he'd have to kill me if he was to tell me about it further. Anyway, that was interesting. I was in the zone on June 1st. I was in the right place on the corner as a Fire truck was roaring down the hill to a red light to put my hand up and stop the traffic who had the green light. Then I gave another bum some pocket change. Then I had the choice to either ride the bus or the lightrail and I chose the lightrail.They filmed part of Crowley here at work yesterday, probably in honor of my older brother's 39th birthday. I played volleyball at the community center again and Cori did yoga. It was a good day. Conan O'Brien started his Tonight Show.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Poetry has returned

For whatever reason, maybe the amount of caffeine there-in, my brain has returned to poetry today. The scent of oil paint on a summer breeze equals Anticipation, for some reason. Go figure. http://www.caffeinedestiny.com/heavenofthe.html
I worked with John Morrison's brother-in-law Dan Graham, a molecular biologist handyman, at Univ. of Oregon and when I left that job he gave me a signed copy of John's book. Great poems.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Had a fun weekend. Did two Twilight tours. Cori got a great tip on Sunday. Got a nice note from someone who took our Astoria tour that we were the highlight of their vacation. That is rewarding. Thanks to my brother Tony for encouraging me and Cori to continue to pursue this. We miss Carmen and Tony and family. We go to McMinnville once in a while for various festivals or what-not and see their old town.
Lots of pollen in the air has me thinking about breathing. Interesting phenomenon. Pull air in and push it out your whole life. Air must be important. Listening to Close Encounters of the Third Kind at work today. "He says the sun came out last night... he says it sang to him."
Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell should be up here at work filming Crowley movie this weekend and on Bernie's birthday. Peace yo. And peach, yo.

Friday, May 15, 2009

What's the MATTER?

We are taught that these things which we cannot see that circulate the exterior of "atoms", are called negative electrons and they are tiny in comparison to positive protons, and that they are collectively called Matter. They say the electrons squirrel their way around the proton in "orbitals" which, said electron, they then say, are impossible to "locate" because of specific laws of observation. How about, that's wrong...? They ask you to believe that these objects called atoms are porous and disjointed, ie there is somehow empty space between the electron and proton. Ha! Here's a new model. Everything is completely solid.
How about, the electron and proton are both welded together solidly, but the electron shell just doesn't have any visible presence except when prodded? It is there, an entire solid thing, this electron, but it exists somewhere else where we can't observe it by direct sight. Call it "invisible" if you like, but it's more likely "hidden just around the corner", that is, you can't see it from here. Is this any more difficult to believe than zippy little eccentric things that are so wiggly they can't be pointed to? I think it is easier to believe that this electron actually has mass, but that mass just happens to exist somewhere else. This in turn makes it possible to believe that the orbital shells have the ability to size the atom, that is, to use up space, rather than to magically hold the entire universe at bay. Then, it is not just that electrons are buffering away other atoms because they have energy, but they are buffering away other atoms because those shells actually have mass and take up space. While they can't be seen from here, they can hold space here. The mass is just somewhere else. Don't you dare ask me where! That's not up to me. I just observe the stuff... and thereby change it, don't I?

Friday, May 8, 2009

UFO? or Unidentified Trans-Gravitational Object

McMinnville is doing their thing next weekend. I'll try to get there Friday evening for a beer.
So, after seein' Star Trek last night, (what a show!), the concept of traveling across the emptiness is clearer. You would experience trouble with objects in your path. The act of assessing this prior to going into any kind of travel across a galaxy would include probing over and over out there to find the clear path. Let us say then, that "probing" is done by creating a variety of possible paths that you can take, and taking them all at the same time, literally, because that would be the fastest way to find a clear path, and because we know light can be in more than one place at a time, and we suspect this is true of matter, let us also say that UFO's are like flashlight beams pointing to various possible paths, except they actually have mass... they attempt to make the travel across the emptiness, but when they run into gravity, that flashlight beam is interrupted and they "arrive in our sky", the act of pulling that flashlight beam back and trying another one makes it appear to us like they are flying away, when in actuality the beam (UFO) may just be getting smaller and smaller until it pops out of existence.

So what happens if a UFO crashes? The guy back there who was trying to beam this UFO across a clear path in the galaxy by creating simultaneous beams ran into a gravitational object with this one beam that hit earth, and he tried to erase that possible path, but something in our gravity said, "nope, this is the only possible version of this UFO that can exist", and all the other beams poof disappeared, leaving the ship to crash hear instead of the vacation paradise they were destined for.

What if a person happens to be there at the proximity of where these beams usually occur? Well they see a UFO. Perhaps the beams give some displacement effect to the local vicinity, because they must be powerful, that is why people say "they were abducted", which is to say, the probing UFO accidentally pulls them off the earth as it runs into the gravity, because the rebound of stopping the energy it takes to probe, has a momentary lag time, and it seems like they were pulled into the UFO, but they just were in the wrong place when somebody tried to chart a course across the galaxy.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Kryptos Kryptos Kryptos Kryptos... and KRYPTOS

Why all caps? That's the first question. Use that difference to sort the vowels and consonants.
The next impression is of four sections, which is a representation of dimensions, height, width, length, depth. All things a sculptor has to deeply think about prior and during assembly. Take into account the compass and lodestone, you've got someone interested in Time, another dimension, which means movement. Thus the wave shape of the thing, speaking of which you look closely at ww and it's not just a couple letters but a waveform, so the implication in that statement is to look at energy, light, etc. Given the punchouts, and the curves, can we expect the dimensions to give rise to sight lines that we need to be aware of? Perhaps. Maybe it gives the reader pause about direction of reading, left to right, vice versa, and reading from the other side?
What is buried at the coordinates? How about the punched out letters? The artist has obviously studied petrified woods. This probably came about because of his study of copper itself. Given the Greek name of the sculpture, and please note with art, the naming of a thing is so symbolic, this symbolism must run through every part of this art, we can assume that because of the choice to use Copper the artist looked into the name of Curprous and traced that element back, and in so reading, discovered the process of petrifaction (petrification?) invovles the element of copper, as does sealing up lumber today to create a "treated" wood. Thus the elements of the periodic table can play into the symbology. The number of Cu is 29, and the number of letters in this hidden puzzle, are 97 (Au... gold). What things are hidden along with the copper letters and the gold coin that is your prize for digging? Words. When you dig you will find only another cypher 4 times the amount of work you have completed already, made up of the punchouts. Good luck with it all. Some things are better left buried.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fluid water and the decisions made by gravity, recorded in carbon=Life.

Maybe all life and the primordial combinations of nitrogen, oxygen, carbon, depended upon the liquid environment because water in a liquid state is very deterministic with regard to gravity. That is, water makes decisions because it must respond to gravity. Each atom of a fluid responds well to gravity (there's a gravity well pun in there by chance), and nitrogen, carbon, life is then going to respond to water's inherent need to respond to gravity. Decisions are then being made on a huge scale simply by gravity. Life then, and the recording of information, is simply replication of gravitational choices recorded in the medium carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, to the point that those chemicals became self-aware enough to kneel and pray, that is, to get closer to the source of the gravity, or to pray toward the center of the earth, that is, our creator, gravity.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Been blogging at work

They've been letting me post some ideas at work. We have about 9k employees so it's kind of fun thinking there is a large audience reading these. I just put up the ideas when one strikes me. Such as "leave your spare tire at home to save gas". That sort of thing. We went down to Eugene over the weekend. The beer was delicious. It was nice to avoid all the stuff we should have been doing. Laundry and dishes tonight then.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Crowley Project - Filmed in Portland, OR - April 24, 09

Heard from the teller at Washington Mutual that the Crowley Project movie was filming in Alameda area of Portland today. We went exploring. They were filming at streets just 4 miles away in Northeast and we got there too late to see Keri Russell, Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser. We did see Keri Fraser and Brendan Harrison though... just kidding. It was a nice neighborhood, and the security guard was very professional but pleasant about us looki-loos. We handed out business cards for our Portland Movie Tours® business, see www.portlandmovietours.com and we watched quite a while. I was fascinated, and Cori has been there done that since she worked in LA on LA Heat. I think she still enjoyed it and took a lot of photos. Here's a photo of a house they used.
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Swine Flu Fears - Swine Flu:Science or Science Fiction?

How often does the CDC and WHO use the phrase "Very Concerned". If you work with large animals, or birds, or your human... maybe this situation is something to be concerned about. Let's all take the precautions that are recommended. We can hope this goes away, but let's wash our hands, avoid contact with swine unnecessarily, and help our leaders in the health community put their efforts to work. - Sounding off from the OHSU community where I work, this is Hodagwriter, signing off for the weekend. Peace dudes. - DR 4/24/09

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