Archive for October, 2013

October 19, 2013
NATIONAL BRIEFING | ROCKIES

<nyt_headline version=”1.0″ type=” “>Utah: Boy Scout Leaders Investigated

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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: October 18, 2013
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From THE NEW YORK TIMES:
 

The authorities are mulling whether to charge a Boy Scoutleader who knocked over an ancient desert rock formation and the two men who cheered him on after they posted video of the incident online. Two of the men, who were leading a group of 14- to 16-year-old scouts on a trip, said the top of the rock formation was loose and they feared it was dangerous. “This is about saving lives,” said Dave Hall, who shot the video. “One rock at a time.” The eerie, mushroom-shaped rock formation at Goblin Valley State Park is about 170 million years old, said a state parks spokesman, Eugene Swalberg. “This is highly, highly inappropriate,” Mr. Swallberg said. “This is not what you do at state parks.”

 

I guess they hadn’t had their (adult & Scout)Scout Training  for Leave No Trace. 

Good going Guys- you destroyed a 170 million rock formation, you taught your Scouts to be Vandals, and you made the rest of the Scouts look like Idiotic Delinquents who have nothing better to do than screw up a Park. Then to defend what you were doing as an Act of Safety/Prevention is only making things worse. Apologise, Teach your Scouts better but don’t make silly excuses trying to justify what you did. Man Up. 

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Congress – Gerrymandering

October 7, 2013

Congressional districts are
shaped/manufactured to insure incumbents get
reelected. They resemble puzzles as they
maximize advantages to one group. Voting has
become irrelevant.

Today, only about 5 percent of the 435 U.S.
House districts are truly competitive. Only 17
House Republicans come from districts that
President Obama won in 2012 even though he
prevailed by 5 million votes nationwide.

We have a 90% incumbency return rate in
Congress and a 10% approval rating.
Think about that. Congress is totally corrupted.

It is virtually impossible to beat an Incumbent
unless he goes public with naked pictures, gets
caught stealing, or has pictures published of
him in bed with a prostitute.

The game is rigged and they are NOT going to
fix this. Between gerrymandering and election
financing by corporations I think we are just
screwed.

Government Shutdown: My Proposal:

October 6, 2013

If the Republicans really want to show what Macho politicians they are, they should really consider putting their money where their mouth is.

Here’s my proposal  Shut the Government Down. Really. Just do it.

Stop paying everyone. Everyone. Stop military pay, Soc Security, Medicare…everything.

Send everyone home. Close all the buildings.   No TSA. No FBI.  No food in the Congressional cafeteria. No federal Flight Controllers . Close all the Airports.

Just stop EVERYTHING. Let Congress work until they figure out a way to do what what they want to do….Cover it all on  CNN since CSpan will be shut off.

Then we’ll see what happens.  Just shut it all down.  Let everyone have some pain. Let everyone appreciate what we do have. Or Had….

That way we don’t have to wait until October 17th. Just get it over with. We’ll hit the default . Our credit rating will tank again. The Stock Market  can crash again…. We did it 5 years ago –we can do it again.

After that we should have elections.