New member of the family

28 05 2009

Last Thursday I got my first dog, a Pyrenean Shepherd.  She is wonderful, cute, and totally smart.  Here is a picture, and a video of tricks she has learned in the last week.  

Chad and DoryHer name is Dory, and her registered name in AKC is “Just Keep Swimming de La Brise”. Clickers are amazing for training by the way.


How much is one TRILLION dollars actually

6 03 2009

About a month ago, I referenced Glenn Beck’s video talking about the bail-out package.  I was trying to let some people know just how much one trillion actually is… it is a million millions!  Well, this guy recently used Google Sketch-up to demonstrate what one trillion dollars would actually look like (made out of $100 bills).

All this talk about “stimulus packages” and “bailouts”…

A billion dollars…

A hundred billion dollars…

Eight hundred billion dollars…

One TRILLION dollars…

What does that look like?

We’ll start with a $100 dollar bill. Currently the largest U.S. denomination in general circulation. Most everyone has seen them, slightly fewer have owned them. Guaranteed to make friends wherever they go.


A packet of one hundred $100 bills is less than 1/2″ thick and contains $10,000. Fits in your pocket easily and is more than enough for week or two of shamefully decadent fun.


Believe it or not, this next little pile is $1 million dollars (100 packets of $10,000). You could stuff that into a grocery bag and walk around with it.


While a measly $1 million looked a little unimpressive, $100 million is a little more respectable. It fits Read the rest of this entry »

Glenn Beck and the housing market

27 02 2009

Another video involving Glenn Beck and a chart that you should watch… enlightening.

Inconvenient Debt – Glenn Beck

30 01 2009

This is why the bail-out is a bad idea.  This video scares me.

Just for reference sake: One Trillion = 1,000 Billion = 1,000,000 Million

I have a hard time even comprehending a million of anything, let alone a million million.

Pumping one trillion dollars into our economy (that we are creating out of thin air), will only mean that the $5 bill in my pocket is now worth about $2.  Our dollar is going to be so worthless soon you won’t be able to buy a soda.  This video is what inflation is all about.

Seeing the truth in the remains of destroyed cities

15 01 2009

In the deserts and areas around the Dead Sea, Daniel Chew and others have uncovered very interesting revelations about the destroyed cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.  This video below is very intriguing.

I always get so full of glee when science is used to prove and support the events of the Bible rather than being used as an attempt to disprove them.

Blue Eyes – The hardest logic puzzle in the world

9 01 2009

A group of people with assorted eye colors live on an island. They are all perfect logicians — if a conclusion can be logically deduced, they will do it instantly. No one knows the color of their eyes. Every night at midnight, a ferry stops blue_eyesat the island. Any islanders who have figured out the color of their own eyes then leave the island, and the rest stay. Everyone can see everyone else at all times and keeps a count of the number of people they see with each eye color (excluding themselves), but they cannot otherwise communicate. Everyone on the island knows all the rules in this paragraph.

On this island there are 100 blue-eyed people, 100 brown-eyed people, and the Guru (she happens to have green eyes). So any given blue-eyed person can see 100 people with brown eyes and 99 people with blue eyes (and one with green), but that does not tell him his own eye color; as far as he knows the totals could be 101 brown and 99 blue. Or 100 brown, 99 blue, and he could have red eyes.

The Guru is allowed to speak once (let’s say at noon), on one day in all their endless years on the island. Standing before the islanders, she says the following:

“I can see someone who has blue eyes.”

Who leaves the island, and on what night?

There are no mirrors or reflecting surfaces, nothing dumb. It is not a trick question, and the answer is logical. It doesn’t depend on tricky wording or anyone lying or guessing, and it doesn’t involve people doing something silly like creating a sign language or doing genetics. The Guru is not making eye contact with anyone in particular; she’s simply saying “I count at least one blue-eyed person on this island who isn’t me.”

And lastly, the answer is not “no one leaves”.

Thanks to xkcd for this logic puzzle, I have never heard of it before.

The other part of the news

3 12 2008

Recently I have picked up listening to conservative talk radio.  I enjoy the side of the story that Rush Limbaugh is not afraid to portray.  Too many tv stations, news programs, etc. today are so biased it isn’t even fair.  I have to go looking for the conservative point of view, while wading through multiple versions of the liberal one. Take a look at this post about how the “Big 3” (CBS, ABC, and NBC) ran 18 negative stories about Sarah Palin compared to only 1 positive story.

Also, comments I hear from people on and off the internet claiming that Foxnews “isn’t news at all” are just annoying and untrue.  The fact that Foxnews actually portrays both liberal and conservative views, instead of just following the mainstream media, is proof that it IS actually news.  The “news” should report any story that is deemed of interest, not just the ones approved by extremists or the ones that support a particular candidate.