Wednesday, September 15, 2021

A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNY EARNED

 



 

Pennies are a pain in the ass.  Why do we still have pennies?   The government admits that the cost of producing a penny is more then the penny is worth.  What the hell can you buy with a penny?   What the hell can you buy with a nickel, for that matter.

 

The only reason for pennies, that I can see, is for states that require sales tax, which varies from 4% to 7.5% … gas tax etc.

 

I have a drink container in my car full of pennies.  Do I really want to stand at a sales counter and count out 49 pennies on my next purchase?  In some states I would probably get shot.  




 Pennywise and pound foolish?

the Ol’Buzzard  

 

 

Monday, September 6, 2021

ABORTION

 



 

“Sexually progressive cultures gave us literature, philosophy, civilization and the rest, while sexually restrictive cultures gave us the Dark Ages and the Holocaust”

25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom

Alan Moore Abrams

I would add to that Fatwas, suicide bombers, the subjugation of women and the dehumanizing of women.

 

We are watching the demise of Roe vs Wade, strictly as a political agenda.



THE ABORTION ISSUE

What we know is abortion brings about the termination of a life never lived.


Other Terminations:

War

Police use of deadly force

Self-defense killings

Capital punishment

Euthanasia

Abortion

Contraceptive

Masturbation



Grounds for opposing Abortion:

Religious beliefs

Humanitarian

 

Grounds for pro-choice:

Humanitarian

Personal freedom

Freedom from religious oppression

Opposition to the subjugation of women

 

Grey areas: rape, incest, age, financial responsibility, retardation, emotional instability; physical or mentally deformed fetus, world over population

 

It is next-to-impossible to have an intelligent discussion on the subject.

 

Intelligence = Critical Thinking and Logical Reasoning

Critical Thinking = Access to Facts and Understanding Causality

Logical Reasoning = Critical Thinking to Therefore

 

 

OBJECTIVE VIEW

BELIEF VIEW

Verifiable facts

Unverified facts

Personal experience

Opinions of others

Understanding causality

Cultural indoctrination

Logical reasoning

Emotional reasoning

View can change and modify

Rigid unchangeable


 
The variable human factor is IQ


SUBJECT CLARIFICATION THAT BRINGS CONFRONTATION


I believe therefore I should _________

I believe therefore you should _________


You believe therefore you should _________

You believe therefore I should_________

 

Christian churches have always been obsessed with sex and the sexual promiscuity of women all the way back to Eve.

 

The abortion issue is basically a Christian Taliban’s obsession with the sexuality of women and the wish to control the sexual activity and sexual reproduction of women.  The Catholic church and the Protistan fundamentalist churches wish to legislate Christian doctrine.  Laws have been proposed to jail women who receive abortions, and the proposed Texas law would allow vigilante action against women, abortion providers and supporters of women’s rights.

 

the Ol’Buzzard


Sunday, September 5, 2021

SPEAKING IN ESKIMO ABSOLUTES

 


 

My wife and I spent over a decade in the Indian and Eskimo villages of Alaska.   One of the things we heard when we first arrived was ‘White man talk too much.”  

A white man would come in and say ‘It’s cold outside…’ The northern Native would not say that because at -45 degrees it is obviously cold outside. 

 

The Natives don’t feel the necessity of stating the obvious.  They speak what is necessary.  White people can not stand a void in conversation – we feel we have to fill in the void even if it is just babble.  

 

If a Native grandfather is working on a canoe and the grandson wants to assist, the grandfather will hand the boy a tool and show him how to use it.  He will stop and assist the boy when he is not doing it correct; but few words will pass between them.   



It took us our first year of teaching to realize that teachers talk too much.  We were trained to give verbal explanations, verbal directions, verbal corrections and verbal reinforcement.  We would boor the Native students into lethargy.  We learned to demonstrate and show.   We were teaching multi-classroom, so in our second year we grouped our students by mixing the grades; the older students could assist the younger students.    And we learned: White man talk too much.

 





White musher: It’s four-o-clock and getting dark, I had better go out and feed the dogs while there is still some daylight.  We need to get some more dog food when we go into town.  I am worried about my second lead he seems not to be eating well.  Do you know where my glove liners are? I took the off when I came in yesterday.  I shouldn’t be long.

 

Native musher: Go feed dogs.

 

The Ol’Buzzard

 


Friday, September 3, 2021

I AM KIN TO EVERYBODY

 I have always been critical of persons tracking their genealogy.  Beyond the third generation it becomes ridiculous.   Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and people who track their lineage back to Plymouth are spouting nonsense.   Considering 1630, someone born in 1950 can count  262,144 grandparents, while the population of the United States (less Native Americans) was less than 5,000.   Anyone, with more than three generations in the United States could probably qualify for either.


During the 1600's many women died of child birth, resulting in a large percentage of husbands having more than one wife/family.  Along with immigration, the unavoidable intermarriage of half siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins...  has to be factored in the early population growth.  A complete genealogy search of these early dates might be quite revealing. 


Chart for someone born in 1950

DATE

GENERATION

GRANDFATHERS

GRANDMOTHERS

1950

1

2

2

1930

2

4

4

1910

3

8

8

1890

4

16

16

1870

5

32

32

1850

6

64

64

1830

7

128

128

1810

8

256

256

1790

9

512

512

1770

10

1,024

1,024

1750

11

2,048

2,048

1730

12

4,096

4,096

1710

13

8,192

8,192

1690

14

16,384

16,384

1670

15

32,768

32,768

1650

16

65,536

65,536

1630

17

131,072

131,072

1610

18

262,144

262,144

1590

19

524,288

524,288

1570

20

1,048,576

1,048,576

1550

21

2,097,152

2,097,152

1530

22

4,194,304

4,194,304

1510

23

8,388,608

8,388,608

1490

24

16,777,216

16,777,216

 

1780

1770

1760

1750

1740

1730

1720

1710

1700

1690

1680

1670

1660

1650

1640

1630

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2780369

2148076

1593625

1170760

905563

629445

466185

331711

250888

210372

151507

111935

75058

50368

26634

4646

 Estimated Population of the United States 1630 to 1780

Young women have typically started families by age twenty; therefore, I have used twenty years as the time interval for previous generations

 

year

1400

1500

1600

1700

1800

1900

 Sept. 2021

 

population

400

500

600

700

900

1.6

7.787

 

 

Million

Million

Million

Million

Million

Billion

Billion

 

Estimated world population

 

# You can adjust the Date up or down by 20 year increments to determine your generational numbers.





Just saying

the Ol'Buzzard