Friday, July 3, 2015

Secure Your Long-Term Future Now by Investing in the Weapons of World War IV

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. - Albert Einstein

July 3, 2015
CNBC: Stocks to own for the next 239 years

Weapons have certainly been around since the nation's founding, but the machinery made by Lockheed Martin would have left George Washington speechless.

There are, of course, other ways to play this. One could always build a survivalist bunker now that could potentially stand up to the weapons of mass destruction of the distant future.

Fixed fortifications are monuments to man's stupidity. - George S. Patton

Hmm. Perhaps it is best to just stick with the "sure thing" Lockheed Martin stock instead and hope for the best.

That said, sticks are still free for those who know where to look. The return on investment, over the long-term, could therefore be spectacular! And don't forget that a properly placed stick fired at a high velocity could grant you complete access to all of your opponent's sticks.

Think of it as compound bow interest.

In all seriousness, if CNBC really thinks that weapons will be one of the best investments over the next 239 years then I have only one thing to say:

Clown horn time.

You better hope that I am right to think this way.

January 23, 2015
Doomsday Clock moved closer to midnight

Noting that nuclear trends are moving backwards, the Science and Security Board's Sharon Squassoni pointed out that weapons modernization programs and disarmament have "ground to a halt."

Perhaps weapons can be a good investment for a time, but at some point we will all become victims of their success. Based on the human history of never letting a powerful weapon go to waste, I have few doubts about that.

The Sarcasm Report v.216

July 2, 2015
What Are the Odds Risk-Free Returns Slowly Go Away?

But from an interest rate perspective, it’s an interesting thought exercise, even if it’s something that can’t possibly be known for many years.

What are the odds that the (relatively) risk-free long-term I-Bond real rate has slowly fallen from 3.6% in 2000 to just 0.0% in 2010, and has been pretty much stuck there ever since?

What are the odds that pigs will fly under the right circumstances? When I say fly, I really mean the "go or move quickly" definition and when I say under the right circumstances, I really mean that a slop trough could be a motivating factor.

There's absolutely no way to know the answers to any of these questions for sure. Life is filled with mysteries.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Pop Quiz: On a Scale of 0 to 10, How Evil Are You?

If you enjoyed the entire video, like I did, then you are probably at least a 5, lol. Sigh.

In my defense, I'm on the Do Not Call list, there are 22 telemarketing numbers blocked on my landline, up from 21 yesterday, and I'm just 3 shy of Comcast's 25 blocked call maximum.

And why do I still have a landline you might ask? I am making every effort to not let anyone but close friends and family know my mobile cell phone number. Go figure.

We have only ourselves to blame. Telemarketing calls would stop if nobody answered. But no... somebody out there always wants to know what kind of special deal the random stranger at the other end of the phone line will give them.

She Almost Sees Through the Illusion... Almost


If We Could Eat Gasoline Then Americans Could Feed the World!

Americans consume 350 million gallons of gasoline per day.

A gallon of gasoline contains roughly 31,000 calories. Tasty!

There are 7.3 billion people on the planet.

If all that gasoline was distributed worldwide, then each and every person on the planet could consume 1,500 calories per day. Once again, that's only if we could eat gasoline.

It's food for thought the next time you are stuck in traffic. Perhaps it is best to go a bit light on the horn, on the off chance some in the world think we are pampered.

Mere words cannot express my good fortune in being born where and when I was. I am thankful each and every day. Here's the thing that really gets me though. We have it so incredibly good here so why do we feel the need to constantly borrow more? What kind of sick and demented unsustainable long-term plan is that?

New Day, New Quote, Same Topic

July 1, 2015
Snow Drought Saps Washington State’s Economy

But this year, the Olympics recorded virtually no snow in all but the highest peaks. The May 1 reading of zero snowpack in the rugged range northwest of Seattle was the lowest since records there began in 1948, and came as statewide snow accumulations totaled a paltry 16% of normal.

Call me crazy, but I predict that the zero snowpack record low will stand for all eternity, or at the very least until mankind invents an unsnowing machine.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Quote of the Day

July 1, 2015
June doesn’t just break, but destroys several Seattle temperature records

The average high temperature for June was 78.9 degrees. That's a new record -- by a long shot. The old record? 75.8 degrees set in… 1992. Beating an average high temperature record by three degrees is quite the feat.

I'm really, really looking forward to a trend failure.

I Have Finally Solved Will Rogers' Toughest Puzzle

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. - Will Rogers

Our pet parrot is roughly 20 years old and has been with us for about 10 of those years. She has bonded to me and me alone. Selling her to anyone else would make both of us sad and me very ashamed. For the longest time, I could not see a solution that allows me to live my life as Will Rogers intends. I have finally found the solution though.

I must become the town gossip!

Click to enlarge.

Seriously. No frickin' way I'd consider selling that bird, our other pets, or any other members of my family. He really didn't think it through.

And on that note, OMG! I just heard a rumor that Donald Trump might have actually been born in Mexico. A friend of a friend's friend just told me that they overheard something at the local mall!! Is it true? Who can say? Inquiring minds want to see his birth certificate though, if he still plans to become president.

Oh, and get this. It was also overheard that Trump wants to build walls made of gold around Mexico so that he can turn the entire country into an epic gated golf course for the world's elite. If true, kind of puts his "rapists" and "murderers" quotes in perspective. Perhaps it is simply intended to drive down labor costs? Who knows? I have not heard him deny it though.

Gossip, baby. That's what I'm talking about. It's the only way to protect our bird! Hahaha! ;)