A MIND FOREVER VOYAGING THROUGH STRANGE SEAS OF THOUGHT, ALONE


This is my second blog.

My first blog chronicled my experiences over three years caring for my dad as he lived through and finally died from Alzheimer's. That is the book that is for sale.

This second blog kind of chronicles of life, what it is like to start your life over in your late 50's. After caretaking, you are damaged, file bankruptcy, and the world doesn't care what you did. After 8 months of unemployment, you wake each day knowing the world doesn't want you. Finally you do find a job, 5 weeks before homelessness, but doing what you did 30 years ago and getting paid what you did 30 years ago. So this is starting over.



The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Monday, October 20, 2014

THE SUM OF THE PARTS IS GREATER THAN THE WHOLE

Anyone who believes the sum of the parts is equal to the whole has never owned an old car.  My 99 Volvo is worth, in excellent condition, about 4300 bucks.  Right now my cat convertor is going bad, fortunately, passed the emissions test in July so no worries for two years.  But now the oxygen sensors are going, there are two of them, one before the converter and one after the converter, and the cost with labor to replace the two oxygen sensors and the converter would be about 1200 bucks.

To replace the engine would be 5k.  To replace the transmission would be 2k.  Some of the computer boards would be 2k a piece.  Which means you could spend 15k in parts and labor to fix a 4k car.

And, let's talk about cars and computers.  Do you know why a simple system board for a car costs as much as 5 iphones?  Because each car maker orders their own boards, some car makers use different boards in different cars they make, meaning it costs a few ipads to get one system board. First of all, they really don't need 15 different computer boards in one car (Benz), you could use just one board to control it all, and if automaker got together and designed one board for all cars it would cost about 100 bucks for the board and then a cost to program the board for your car.

And frankly, we had cars for 90 years without any computer boards in them and life was pretty good.

But this is not about cars, this is for all of the bloggers and talkers who laughed at the 10 million number of illegal aliens in this country and said the number was more like 30 million.  Take a bow.  On Drudge Report today, there is a link to a story where Numb Nuts, er, I mean, President Numb Nuts is looking for bids to print up to 34 million green cards.

34 million people who came to America illegally are about to begin to be legalized in this country - after the November election and before the new congress is sworn in come January.  Stroke of the pen.

Note to people running for president in 2016.  Say that the first day in office you will sign an Executive Order nullifying every Executive Order signed by Numb Nuts and you will cake walk to the White House.

Why do unions support Obama?  What will 34 million illegals now being legal do to the unions?  Why do blacks support Obama?  What will 34 million illegals do to black unemployment?  How do high school and college kids expect to get part time jobs?

Would a republican house and senate have the guts to overturn Obama's executive order?  Hardly.  Thirty four million more legal workers in a country that has real unemployment right now over 20% overall, over 30% for blacks.

Yea, this is going to work out real well.  That will be 34 million people illegally voting very soon in our  elections.  The sum is greater than the whole.

A couple of years ago, when gay marriage was getting voted down time and time again in each state, I remember reading an article where the supporters promised that they would never try to force pastors and churches to perform the weddings if it was against their beliefs.  And today we have a pair of ministers in Idaho who are being threatened with jail for refusing to perform gay marriages.

I'm telling you, every conservative Christian better decide on about 20 states and move their butts there as soon as possible before it's too late to check out of the coming disorder.

Have a nice day.

Who wants to brave those
bronze beauties lying in the sun?
With their long soft hair falling
flying as they run
Oh they smile so shy
and they flirt so well
And they lay you down so fast
Till you look straight up and say
"Oh Lord, am I really here at last?"

Who wants to play those eights and aces?
Who wants a raise?
Who needs a stake?
Who wants to take that long shot gamble
and head out to fire lake?


Bob Seger