Saturday, March 20, 2010

My desktop, March 20, 2010...


It has been a while since I shared a desktop view. Not that I imagine my reader or three are continually checking for the next one. My hit counter would certainly not indicate they are.

This one continues my theme of 'space' pictures. Is there really anything more beautiful, challenging, or exciting than the idea of exploring and living in space..?? Not for me.

This selection is from APOD, posted February 16, 2010:

What's that approaching? Astronauts on board the International Space Station first saw it far in the distance. Soon it enlarged to become a dark silhouette. As it came even closer, the silhouette appeared to be a spaceship. Finally, at just past 11 pm (CST) last Tuesday, the object, revealed to be the Space Shuttle Endeavour, docked as expected with the Earth-orbiting space station. Pictured above, Endeavour was imaged near Earth's horizon as it approached, where several layers of the Earth's atmosphere were visible. (continued at the APOD page.)

I think the idea of having something beautiful on one's desktop is a good idea. If it can not be my beautiful family . . .the beauty of space will be a close second choice.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Onion bullsh!t...


A little off color for me . . .but too funny (and true) to resist sharing.

Breaking News: Some Bullshit Happening Somewhere

"I'm just some phucking guy."

Too funny.


Monday, March 1, 2010

OnlineTaxRevolt dot com

Look at your pay stub. Not your 'take home' pay amount. But your total earnings before any taxes are taken out. Now add in another 7-plus percent taxes paid by your employer.

Imagine getting all that gross income. Imagine not having to worry about 'net' income ever again. Except for the deductions you choose to make.

Look at your tax return as you prepare it this spring. Not at the $200 or $2000 you might get back. Instead look at the thousands of dollars they take from you. Every day, every week, every month, every year.

It is time to tell them no more. It is time to remind them they work for you not you for them.

It is time for you to educate yourself about the true cost of our current tax system and the inequities and outrageous impact it has on every citizen of the country.

Image source: Zzyzx11 via Creative Commons license

Visit Online Tax Revolt dot com and join up. Sure it is a superficial, silly effort ...perhaps in the end meaning nothing.

But ya gotta start somewhere.

Just like Peter Finch in the old school film Network some point you have to get up, go to the window and shout:


It is time people. Let's stop the nonsense.