Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of Their Children
I was born in the 1950's, LONG before the surgeon general came out saying smoking was bad for you.
Heck, the commercials of that era, had doctors advertising cigarettes!
When my mother became pregnant with me, she was 25. When "the rabbit died" she quit until after I
stopped nursing. Same thing for my younger sister 2 years later. Both of my parents quit for good in the
early 70's after repeated nagging from myself, my younger sister & my older sister. Both are alive & well
in their 80's now. Even before the facts were really known about smoking, a lot of my parents friends wives
quit smoking when they were pregnant. I see pregnant women today smoking and just shake my head.
Oh well, it's a free country...even if you aren't quite so smart.
Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate
Geographic Segregation By Education
Unfortunately, in the land of liberals & socialist, individualism has been lost. Now, it's about the collective. Except of course, for the elitist in
our society. THEY continue on as before, but tell everyone else how to live, what to eat, where to work, how to think.
Life, liberty and the PURSUIT of happiness. If you don't want to pursue it, then don't ask me for a handout, when you are in your 30's, broke,
homeless, hungry. I worked my butt off when I was in my teens & 20's, all the while, some of my friends in the backwards small town I lived in,
did nothing but drink, party & have fun. Last time I went back there, some, NOW in their 50's are still doing the same f'in thing, with no ambition,
nothing to show for life, except a stack full of bills, and living on government assistance. In other words, they are LAZY! And they want ME, to
"give" them free food, free housing, free healthcare. THAT my friends is why collectivism, and socialism DOES NOT and will NEVER work!
Hell, even the original settlers in America figured it out! They started out as a collective, and almost killed off the colony because some worked
and some didn't, but those that worked their butts off, didn't like the idea of giving the fruits of their labor, to the lazy asses that did nothing.
Once they gave everyone a small piece of land, and said what is yours is yours, and the fruits of your labor belong to you and no one else, and if
you want to sell your excess, you may. This inspired people who wanted to better their family, and the community as a whole.
Just going to college, getting a lame ass 4 year liberal arts degree, isn't going to cut it, IF your degree is in something not useful to the country as
a whole. Getting a degree in underwater basketweaving, or some other lame ass thing, won't do anyone any good, if there is ZERO demand for
that degree. And, the other problem with so called higher education, is with "big college". You hear those on the left complaining about big oil,
big pharm etc, but no one says anything about "big college". What is meant by that term? How about university professors, university presidents,
and some coaches, making upwards of 6 or 7 figures? Results then should be we are graduating the best and brightest. LOL, NOT happening.
We have some college educated people that come out of college, dumber than they went in! Public education, today, thanks to political correctness,
and the 60's radicals, that are in charge of everything, is nothing more than re-education camps, to get children use to the idea that government is
good, and people, conservatism, God is bad. By the time they have been molded by years of socialist teachings, politically correct, history revisionism,
when they graduate, they are "socialist". My nephew, almost 40, started out that way. When he got out of college, he though government was the
end-all answer to everything. Only when he got out in the working world, having lived off his parents from birth though college, did he finally get it.
His first job out of college, paid xxxx dollars per month. He thought he had it made in the shade, until that first paycheck came, and he found that his
paycheck, thanks to all the taxes & withholdings, was about 30% less than he expected. Along with becoming born again, he changed and is now a
true conservative (not to be confused with the RINO republicans), believes it is up to each of us, on our own or with our family, to make it in this world.
The other problem, in my opinion, is the total lack of respect, that people in society have for their fellow human being. We see it constantly, someone down
and out, getting beat up, mugged, on the street and does anyone come to this persons aid? Nope, we just whip out our phones to record it all. What happened?
Why have are we a broken society? The absence of religion in everyday public life. The government, has pretty much stripped out any reference to religion,
in society, starting with education. The so called "establishment clause" says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion". This is the ONLY thing anti-religion types on the left, will spout out. The problem comes from the 2nd part of that phrase, "or prohibiting the free exercise thereof". It's freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion. By removing religion from everyday life, by breaking up the "nuclear family" by telling women, you don't need a man in your life, we have broken, what has worked for centuries. Now, children don't know who their father is, have no basis for right & wrong, and you end up with children having children, running around killing each other thinking it is no big deal. The lack of values & morality, are a direct result, of the breakup of the family. Until we get back to that, it will only get worse!
A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System
Maybe you should read the bible. That land was given to them in the covenant that God commanded.
There are multiple references also, in Exodus, when Moses lead the Hebrews out of Egypt.
NASA Approves Production of Most Powerful Rocket Ever
Good grief...we had one of the best heavy lift rockets in the world, the Saturn V launch system. (The apollo was on top, not the lift part).
Even after getting hit by lightning, Apollo 12 continued to go, Apollo 13, had a center engine cutout, continued to work. Only lift rocket
that had a 100% success rate.
It was a proven design, and, you can bet since it was made in the era of slide rules, it could be improved on to be even better, but no,
can't do that...let's just spend a TON of money we don't have, design something new, that will of course have a few billion dollars of
glitches & cost overruns, and come in way over budget. (Just look at the F-35).
Sometimes, it's better to look at what worked, before going off on a new design.
Oklahoma's Earthquakes Linked To Fracking
I'm not a geologist, but anyone with 1/2 a brain knows that earthquakes are caused by the plates in the earth shifting.
Fracking doesn't drill down anywhere close to the plates.
Ask Slashdot: How Often Should You Change Jobs?
At least in the USA, unless you are union, government employee, etc...a lot of factors can figure into changing jobs.
Right now, for the most part, the USA is in an "employers" economy. With fewer jobs, they have their pick, and salaries
can reflect that. Unless your job, career is in jeopardy, it might be best to wait it out, if possible. I think it is always a good
idea, to have at least 6 months of funds saved up in the bank, in case something happens. Layoffs, plant closings, job loss
do to an injury or illness. A lot of people say no way I can save 6 months, I have bills, children, mortgage, car payments etc...
A LOT of those things, are CHOICES. People don't save like they use to. I'm one of those baby boomers that grew up with
parents that were young, during the depression. Back then, it wasn't a new car, house etc...it was FOOD! Saving money
was something drilled into me. Now, when I got out on my own when I was 18, I, like so many, got into a minor issue with
credit card debt. Not really bad, just 10,000.00, but it took me a few years to dig out. After I did, I got rid of them, vowed to
NEVER have one again, opened a savings account and instead of spending the money I was paying the credit card companies,
I stuck it in the bank, never to touch it. Now days, people spend it as fast as they get it. I have a sibling that is like that. Soon as
her, child, husband get money, it's off to dinner out, spending it, then once in a while crying to me or another parent or sibling to
loan her money for food, mortgage, medicine... Instead of saving, they spend. Now, everyone is different....
Moving from one job to another is a LOT easier, if your personal finances don't have to play into it.
One thing you NEVER want to do when leaving a job, no matter how bad a job is, or how difficult the boss, manager is, NEVER EVER
burn your bridges. The bridge you burn today, you may have to cross again some day.
Also, give at least TWO WEEKS notice. Any time I've switched employers, I always ask the future employer, I'm giving the former
employer two weeks notice, and if I accept the new job, and the old employer wants me gone that day, may I start earlier than
expected. Never had one say no.
When you do leave, don't announce it to everyone THEN tell the manager/boss. You should always go to them first. Then, it should
be their decision when to announce it to everyone else. Of course, if you are in sales, NEVER take anything from your past employer
in the way of customer information. If you are good at what you do, your customers WILL find you.
I'm in the electronic office equipment business in a small/mid size city (less than 250,000 population). I've been doing this for over 30 years.
I've never told a customer, when I leave, where I'm going. My obligation is to the past employer until I leave. I have some customers that
have followed me for over 30 years, to 4 different dealers. They WILL find you if you are good at what you do, and, I always carry the idea
that customers are MINE first, THEN the companies. I work for the customers, but my employer pays my paycheck, is how I look at it.
After you do leave, when speaking of your old employer, speak kindly, it's that burning bridge thing...you never know when it comes back to
Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature
I thought crosswalks, for DRIVERS, were like a real life version of frogger.
Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap
Another reason I don't use "screen savers", live wallpapers or any of that other "make it look pretty"
Live wallpapers eat up GPU resources & CPU resources, screen savers aren't really "needed" these days like they
were in the old CRT monitor days.
I use a black wallpaper, no screen saver, set my monitor to sleep mode after 20 minutes of non use.
Cuts down on CPU/GPU overhead. Also, I keep my desktop icons in a folder, cuts down on screen
refresh and keeps the desktop nice and tidy.
NASA Launching Satellite To Track Carbon
Wanna bet the satellite will give promising "global warming" data?
Also, ever notice they complain about the Ozone hole in the winter, for the North, and for the South, in the summer?
I'm sure the position of the SUN has NOTHING to do with it of course.
"man made" global warming has ALWAYS been a hoax. We've been cooling since the 30's. Also, a decade, in relation
to the age of the earth, is but a blink of the eye. People's views of history, pretty much start at the time of their birth, since
god knows, schools don't have time to teach world history, when they have other pressing needs such as common core,
teaching kids conflict resolution, homosexual behavior, the USA is bad, capitalism is bad, socialism is good...they don't have
time to "learn em good" about things like the atmosphere, how the SUN affects our world and the Co2 is an element that
plants use, to produce the oxygen we breathe.
Satellite Swarm Spots North Pole Drift
The core of the earth is a molten core of iron. Iron is magnetic. As it moves around, the magnetic field around it will change.
The magnetic north has been moving long before humans walked the earth and probably will be moving around long after
As with NOAA faking the "man made" global warming data, this will just be another way to scare the morons that don't
think into believing global warming is caused by man.
The Bursting Social Media Advertising Bubble
With Adguard, and Adblock Plus, I can't remember the last time I saw an ad.
And, the ones that do, just right click, BOOM! Gone!
The Revolutionary American Weapons of War That Never Happened
It's amazing, how the weapons of war, develop out of the fear from the idea, that one side has something the other does not.
Take the XB-70. It wasn't a "black" project, and even if it was, soviet spies were in the USA watching as much as they could.
Once Moscow got wind of the XB-70, they started on a project of their own. They needed something fast, that could intercept
the XB-70. They came up with the Mig-25 Foxbat. A VERY fast plane. After the XB-70 was canceled, they kept on with the
design, since it could out run, out climb anything in the west. I believe it was a Foxbat that pretty much walked away from a
F-4 phantom sometime in the late 60's that spooked the USAF and they got McDonnell Douglas working on an interceptor that
could match/beat the Foxbat. They came up with the F-15 Eagle (I still think it could be modded to outdo most anything today).
The F-15 is a beast, beat the time to climb record too. In the mid 70's? someone defected in Japan with a Mig-25, almost crashing
into a commercial jet at the Tokyo airport. Well of course the USAF pretty much went over it with a fine tooth comb before returning
it. They found out the environmental system sucked, the build quality suffered greatly, and the engines were prone to needing replacement
after a few missions. In other words, other than speed, it kind of sucked. But if you look back at history, the Mig-15 made the USAF
develop the F-86, The Mig-21 was followed up by the F-4 phantom, the Mig-25 got the F-15 going, the F-16 got the Su-27, and on and on
and on, just to one up the other guy. Lots of money, wasted, to some extent, if you look at all the rusted out hulks in the former soviet union,
and the mothballed ones sitting in the dessert just outside Phoenix, AZ.
Climate Change Prompts Emperor Penguins To Find New Breeding Grounds
Because they said so. To not believe them, you are a: racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-global warming denier LOL.
2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase
Yeah, but socialist have done such a great job indoctrinating people about the "evils of big oil", that people think oil companies are
making an obscene profit on a gallon of gas, when, it is GOVERNMENTS, both state & federal that rake in the money on a gallon
Of course it would never happen, because it would take the power away from elected officials, but repeal of the 16th amendment
(income tax), and adoption of a flat or fair tax would unleash the potential for growth in this country. Also, going BACK on a
gold standard, would force government to stop spending like a drunken sailor. Paper money is WORTHLESS, since it is "backed
by the full faith & credit of the Federal Government". HA! what a joke! Worst thing Nixon ever did was take us off the gold standard.
Now, they just spend spend spend. And the debt ceiling? LOL, they just keep bumping it higher & higher & higher.
We have ourselves to blame, we keep putting these morons back in DC year after year.
House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary
That he was the first house majority leader defeated in a PRIMARY, he isn't the first sitting speaker
to be defeated from that position.
Democrat Tom Foley lost his house majority seat in 1994
Democrat Tom Daschle lost his senate majority seat in 2004
Personally, I don't care the party, but anyone that is over 70 years old, and has spent
"a lifetime" in politics needs to removed. They quit becoming politicians of their respective states,
and simply become politicians of lobbyist & special interest groups.
Another reason the 17th amendment needs to be repealed! The states should be put back in charge
of electing the members of the senate to return equal branches of government & allowing the states to
have a say in what goes on in DC. The president is the chief executive officer, the house is the house of
the people, giving the people a say in DC, and the senate, in accordance to the constitution, was suppose
to have appointed senators from the legislators in the states, to give the states a bit of say so, in DC.
Scientists Race To Save Miami Coral Doomed By Dredging
Coral will grow back.
Ever notice when the tree huggers (lump them all into the same group) want to save something
it is in the name of "global warming/climate change"...that is their catch all phrase to scare
people that can't think for themselves.
Brownsville SpaceX Space Port Faces More Regulatory Hurdles
Shoot, 99% of environmental groups would have a problem if you disturb one blade of grass or one
teaspoon of dirt.
If they want to live in the stone age, move over to one of the "STAN" countries, or the bulk of Africa
and leave the rest of us the heck alone.
Virtual DVDs, Revisited
I can't remember the last time I used a CD or DVD...mp3's or iso's with a virtual dvd player.
Botched Executions Put Lethal Injections Under New Scrutiny
Short drop hanging method, when calculating the body mass works. Firing squad works,
gas chamber works. The problem is the execution process shouldn't be painless for a couple
reasons. If others see how painful it is, and we did them quicker than 15-20 years from the time
they were convicted, perhaps they wouldn't do it.