Monthly Archives: January 2013

Take a world’s trip-360° Aerial Panorama

 you can choose any country/place to visit, and enjoy it all in 3-D

just click on it:    

Victoria Falls,                                  Zambia      Venezuela,                                  Surroundings of Angel Falls,                                  Venezuela      Angel falls,                                  Venezuela     Kalyan                                  Minaret, Bukhara, Uzbekistan   Miami,                                  USA      Las Vegas,                                  USA      Lake Powell,                                  USA      Manhattan, New                                  York, USA      Golden Gate                                  Bridge, San Francisco,                                  USA      Millennium UN                                  Plaza Hotel, New York,                                  USA      Oahu, Hawaii,                                  USA      Las Vegas, Nevada,                                  USA      Millennium UN                                  Plaza Hotel, New York,                                  USA      Golden Gate                                  Bridge, USA      Statue of Liberty,                                  New York, USA                                       Manhattan, New                                  York, USA      Hollywood,                                  California, USA                                       San Juan and                                  Colorado rivers, USA                                       Goosenecks, Utah,                                  USA      Mono Lake,                                  California, USA                                       Millennium UN                                  Plaza Hotel, New York,                                  USA     Chicago, Illinois,                                  USA      Los Angeles,                                  California, USA                                       Kiev,                                  Ukraine      Ay-Petri,                                  Ukraine      Dubai,                                  UAE      Dubai, Islands,                                  UAE      Palm Jumeirah,                                  Dubai, UAE      Bangkok,                                  Thailand      Sankt-Moritz,                                  Switzerland      Cape Good Hope,                                  South Africa                                       Cape-Town, South                                  Africa      Moscow, MSU,                                  Russia      Moscow, Kremlin,                                  Bolotnaya Square , Russia                                       Moscow,                                  Russia      Moscow Kremlin,                                  Russia      55.748765;37.540841,                                  Russia      Moscow City,                                  Russia      Kremlin, Moscow,                                  Russia      Moscow City,                                  Russia      Trinity Lavra of                                  Sait Sergius, Russia                                       Saint-Petersburg,                                  Russia     New Jerusalem                                  Monastery, Russia                                       Saint Petersburg,                                  Russia      Novodevichy                                  Convent. Moscow, Russia                                       Ramenki,Moscow,                                  Russia      MKAD, Moscow,                                  Russia      Moscow,                                  Russia     Moscow,                                  Russia      Krokus Expo                                  Center, Moscow, Russia                                       Moscow Region,                                  Russia    Moeraki Boulders,                                  New Zealand      Fiordland, New                                  Zealand      Nepal,                                  Nepal      Maldives,                                  Maldives     Kuala-Lumpur,                                  Malaysia     Grimsvotn,                                  Iceland      Amsterdam,                                  Holland      Neuschwanstein                                  Castle, Germany                                       Egyptian Pyramids,                                  Egypt      Hong Kong,                                  China     The Iguassu Falls,                                  Brazil     Twelve Apostles                                  Marine National Park,                                  Australia      Sydney,                                  Australia      Buenos Aires,                                  Argentina    

 

 

Republican & Democrat alike

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 This is neither a Republican nor a Democratic “thing.” This is just a good common sense “thing” and I agree 100%.

Republican & Democrat alike

When a company falls on difficult times, one of the things that seems to happen is they reduce their staff and workers. The remaining workers must find ways to continue to do a good job or risk that their job would be eliminated as well.

Wall street and the media normally congratulate the CEO for making this type of “tough decision”, and the board of directors gives upper corporate management big bonuses.

Our government should not be immune from similar risks.

Therefore:

Reduce the House of Representatives from the current 435 members to 218 members.
Reduce Senate members from 100 to 50(one per State). Then, reduce their remaining staff by 25%.

Accomplish this over the next 8 years (two steps/two elections) and of course this would require some redistricting.

Some Yearly Monetary Gains Include:

$44,108,400 for elimination of base pay for congress. (267 members X $165,200 pay/member/ yr.)

$437,100,000 for elimination of their staff. (Estimate $1.3 Million in staff per each member of the House, and $3 Million in staff per each member of the Senate every year)

$108,350,000 for the reduction in remaining staff by 25%.

$7,500,000,000 reduction in pork barrel earmarks each year. (Those members whose jobs are gone. Current estimates for total government pork earmarks are at $15 Billion/yr).

The remaining representatives would need to work smarter and improve efficiencies. It might even be in their best interests to work together for the good of our country!

We may also expect that smaller committees might lead to a more efficient resolution of issues as well. It might even be easier to keep track of what your representative is doing.

Congress has more tools available to do their jobs than it had back in 1911 when the current number of representatives was established. (Telephone, computers, cell phones to name a few)

Note:
Congress does not hesitate to head home for extended weekends, holidays and recesses, when what the nation needs is a real fix for economic problems. Also, we had 3 senators who
were not doing their jobs for the 18+ months (on the campaign trail) and still they all accepted full pay. Minnesota survived very well with only one senator for the first half of this year. These facts alone support a reduction in senators and congress.

Summary of opportunity:

$44,108,400 reduction of congress members.

$282,100,000 for elimination of the reduced house member staff.

$150,000,000 for elimination of reduced senate member staff.

$70,850,000 for 25% reduction of staff for remaining house members.

$37,500,000 for 25% reduction of staff for remaining senate members.

$7,500,000,000 reduction in pork added to bills by the reduction of congress members.

$8,084,558,400 per year, estimated total savings. (That’s 8-BILLION just to start!)

Corporate America does these types of cuts all the time.
There’s even a name for it.


“Downsizing.”
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Also, if Congresspersons were required to serve 20, 25 or 30 years (like everyone else) in order to collect retirement benefits, taxpayers could save a bundle.

Now they get full retirement after serving only ONE term.
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Guess what this is…

 

Guess…
Description:
Oh no it’s not.
It’’s not I tell you!
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It’s a Vietnamese gourd or pumpkin.
Oh yes it is!
Look at the photos below.
    
   
  
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They would certainly brighten up my kitchen.
Although they do look as though they’re trophies from some remote Amazonian tribe !

Beautifully Icy Aftermath To Chicago Fire

 

15 Amazing Photos Of Beautifully Icy Aftermath To Chicago Fire

The scene of a five-alarm fire entombed in ice.

1. On Tuesday night, the Chicago Fire Department battled a massive five-alarm warehouse fire on the city’s South Side.

On Tuesday night, the Chicago Fire Department battled a massive five-alarm warehouse fire on the city's South Side.

2. A Chicago Fire Department spokesman described the blaze as the largest the department has faced in a decade.

A Chicago Fire Department spokesman described the blaze as the largest the department has faced in a decade.

Image by Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

3. One-third of Chicago’s firefighting force was called to battle the flames in subzero weather.

One-third of Chicago's firefighting force was called to battle the flames in subzero weather.

Image by Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

4. Firefighters continued to extinguish hot spots Wednesday morning.

Firefighters continued to extinguish hot spots Wednesday morning.

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THE WORD HAS SEVEN LETTERS

 

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Give this a lot of thought!
 
  
 
Only 5% of Stanford University graduates figured it out!
 
Can you answer all seven of the following questions with the same word?
 
1. The word has seven letters….
2. Preceded God…
3. Greater than God….
4. More Evil than the devil…
5. All poor people have it…
6. Wealthy people need it….
7. If you eat it, you will die.
 
Did you figure it out?
 
 
 
 
 
Try hard before looking at the answers
 
 
 
 
 
Did you get it yet?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Give up?
 
 
 
Brace yourself for the answer….
 
 
 
 
 
The  Answer  is:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NOTHING!
 
NOTHING has 7 letters.
NOTHING preceded God.
NOTHING is greater than God.
NOTHING is more Evil than the devil.
All poor people have NOTHING.
Wealthy people need NOTHING.
If you eat NOTHING, you will die.
 
Send this brain-teaser to your smart friends and see if they can answer
it.

Tires-No more Fix-a-flat

No more Fix-a-flat, no more air compressors, no more spare tires, no more auto jacks, no more tools rattling in the trunk. Will it reduce the price of cars? Will it reduce the cost of roadside service? Will some businesses go out of business?

Coming soon! They have been testing these for several years now.

Resilient Tech was developing them for the military.


Amazing new tires……………………

Michelin Tires… Absolutely SCARY looking…

Look for ’em in August.

These tires are made in South Carolina , USA .

SEE THROUGH TIRES

Radical new tire design by Michelin.

The next generation of tires.

They had a pair at the Philadelphia car show.

Yes, those are ‘spoke’ like connections to the inner part of the tire from the outside tread ‘wrap!’

The next picture shows how odd it looks in motion…

Makes you wonder how the ride feels doesn’t it?



These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon.

The bad news for law enforcement is that spike strips will not work on these.

Just think of the impact on existing technology:

A. No more air valves..
B. No more air compressors at gas stations…
C. No more repair kits..
D. No more flats…

These are actual pictures taken at the South Carolina plant of Michelin.

politicians

READ, WEEP, PRINT AND KEEP!

This should be on the front page of every newspaper.

Charley Reese’s Final column!
A very interesting column… COMPLETELY NEUTRAL…
Be sure to Read the Poem at the end.

Charley Reese’s final column for the Orlando Sentinel… He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.

Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.

This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It’s a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

545 vs. 300,000,000 People
-By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. ( The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.)

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House?( John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. ) If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to. [The House has passed a budget but the Senate has not approved a budget in over three years. The President’s proposed budgets have gotten almost unanimous rejections in the Senate in that time. ]

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan …

If they do not receive social security, but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it they way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.

Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees… We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it… is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren’t so true.

Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he’s fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
peanuts anyway!

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He’s good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid…

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
‘Taxes drove me
to my doom…’

When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the heck happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’
I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!

GO AHEAD. . . BE AN AMERICAN!!!