Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Have been working on transferring photos and music into the new Acer, as well as setting up mozilla firefox, setting up the many shortcuts on the toolbar, setting up security, and removing all of the unnecessary bloatware that acer and windows 7 added. The 18 inch high def screen is excellent, and it weighs about the same as the dying toshiba 15 inch it is replacing. Sure is darned fast compared to the dying toshiba also. Will have to try and keep it that way......
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
My old toshiba is on its last legs and I found a windows 7, 17.3" screen HD acer at walmart online which should be here over the next week or so. Will have to move a lot of music and pictures once it comes. While Deb and I both use her apple macbook air, I still don't find it to be as intuitive as, say, an Ipad. Every review on the laptops with windows 8 complain about how slow it is, how much bloatware is attached, and how much memory it sucks up, so I was glad I could find an older model on clearance with windows 7. If windows 10 gets good reviews, I may ultimately give it a try...who knows!
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
While I was at the doc's today, we got into the discussion of the recent passage of the Transpacific Trade And Investment Partnership. The most controversial provision contained within this agreement is that it allows for corporate sovereignty over countries and people......if a country passes legislation that negatively impacts the profits of a corporation, the corporation has the right to sue the country for lost revenues........Wow, now that is just spectacular. Monsanto could sue a country that won't allow GMO seeds for a loss of revenue, or Phillip Morris could sue over laws that try to regulate tobacco usage that would effect their profit margins. So, the pendulum swings farther toward a one world corporate governance structure which puts countries and their people unable to pass laws that will protect their health and safety. We will move from companies buying our representatives to ultimately just owning our nations. So, when the Dallas Cowboys become the Exon Cowboys, we will have moved to the world of rollerball that I found so fascinating as fiction in 1975!
Sunday, June 28, 2015
With a 20% drop in the chinese stock market over the last two weeks, the chinese govt has lowered interest rates, and more frighteningly, lowered bank reserve requirements to try and stabilize their stock markets. Tomorrow the greek stock markets and banks will be closed, and the government has imposed capital limits of 800 euros a day for withdrawal thereafter. ATMs were drained over the weekend. If the greeks are removed from the euro and create their own currency again, folks will find that their $100,000 bank balance will now be worth $60,000 overnight. So will folks in Italy, Portegal, and Spain start to consider running on their banks? The chart above shows that a correction, a drop of 20% or more, is overdue......now no one can predict what the catalyst will be for this correction, but this could be one of those reflection points.....might be a good week to buy the GLD gold ETF......
Sunday, June 21, 2015
So, all I can do is the prescribed exercises, walk my skinny ass off, and ice 4 times a day and wait it out. Really really wanted to hold off on any medical crap for 18 months until I got to medicare so I could stick it to all those young working stiffs! So, it is what it is, and will end up like it will end up. Got a bit pissed at myself today cause I did something I rarely do.....felt sorry for myself and got into one of those "why me" places.....then I thought about sister Suzi who died 2 years ago today and was dealt about the shittiest health hand a person could ever not ask for. So I stopped being a whiny bitch and just got back on the yoga mat!
Was out watering the nice golden pine this evening and got this poor guy wet and pine covered. Good place to hang out in the 103 degree weather. The last week or so of June is always our hottest week of the year and most likely to exceed 100. looks like it will be that way again for the next 10 days. Keeping my walks to 20 minutes at a time so I don't die of heat stroke!!
Saturday, June 13, 2015
This is the award ceremony from last sunday. These women are either cancer survivors, or have lost someone recently to cancer. They made me feel like a giant! Anyway, they are tough little ladies....