Catalan Vote

20 Minutos has a fun article, La Guardia Civil entra al CTTI para asegurar la suspensión de los servicios de voto y recuento el 1-O.

Basically, Catalana is trying to take a vote for independence from Spain. It isn’t going over well with the powers-that-be…

Sixteen agents from the Civil Guard are at the Telecommunications center in Barcelona to stop the Catalan vote for independence. The center handles all the digital and telecommunications for Catalan.

One comment, by a entropia2, stated it nicely:

el problema de España con cataluña y con el resto de España es el psoe. el Psoe actual es antiespañol

which translates as:

the problem between Spain and Catalan is the PSOE, the PSOE is anti-spanish.

In other words, the government leaders are EU wann-be tyrants and the populace is sick of them. PSOE, the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party is siding with the PP, The People’s Party to try to suppress the vote. The big issue is that that same PSOE is always talking down and hostile towards a unified Spain! PSOE sold the anti-Spain line of garbage and now people are acting on it… Oooops. PSOE is always talking about a “federated” structure, but has never had any real details.

Another issue is the fact that Spain is a bunch of autonomous communities. Catalan has its own language. You can find Catalan at the eastern most tip of Spain. Think about that. Their own culture, land, and language… That pretty much defines the basics of an independent nation.

In November of 2015, Catalan lawmakers approved a plan for succession from Spain by 2017 with a 72 to 63 vote. The Spanish Constitutional Court said no, but the Catalan government said go to hell. They declared a vote on October 1st of 2017 to let the people decide on independence. Being EU thugs, the government staged a raid on September 20th to gather up the ring leaders.

While the federal government is stuck on stupid, the Catalan lawmakers have some pretty damned big problems as well. Declaring independence is only the beginning. Do they think they can survive as an independent country? What will they do about a central treasury? What about existing contracts?

Since everyone is being an idiot, everyone is screwed. This is going to be ugly.

Sugar Mountain

Zucker is German for Sugar.

Berg is German for Mountain or Mound.

Zuckerberg means Sugar Mountain or Mound of Sugar.

Picture this:
“Good morning Mr. Sugar Mountain.”
“Could we discuss social media policy Mr. Sugar Mound?”

Maybe I can guess why the Chinese don’t take him too seriously…

You draw you own conclusions.

Skynet has a friend

Let me be the first to welcome our new God… Wait, never mind. Anthony got there first!

Breitbart came up with one hell of an interesting story, Former Google Employee Engineering His Own A.I. Religion.

Anthony Levandowski wants to create an AI that can serve as humanity’s new God.

Wired’s Mark Harris described it, “God is a bot, and Anthony Levandowski is his messenger.”

You have to give Anthony credit. As far as do-it-yourself projects go, he has picked a big one! If others do the same, will the AI Gods fight for supremacy, form various pantheons, or link into a giant Skynet threat to humanity? Maybe a combination of all of the above? Maybe those riding in self-driving cars will LITERALLY have God as their co-pilot? If nothing else, at least the sex robots will have a God of their own?

Colossus the Forbin project and Terminator are movies that have both described futures fraught with AI issues that are really bad. If Anthony can create his own AI God, can someone else create their own AI Satan?

Every now and then, there is a story that has so many angles that it boggles one’s mind. This is such an article. Read it yourself and think about it.

The dinosaurs had their run. We’ve had a pretty good run as well. Ah well, the bytes must flow!

Decaying Relics – Our Representatives

I am tired of senators and representatives that are decaying relics. Am I the only one who thinks that the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives are NOT replacements for old age retirement homes?

McCain holding out until the last second, determined to die on the senate floor. Pelosi is not all there and her husband and children need to intervene. The following video is a good example:


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That video is from an article, Pelosi mutters ‘oh God’ during question, suffers brain freeze, stares at reporters.

Both parties have these selfish egomaniacal parasites that need to go NOW! The only thing more disgusting than those slimeballs is the IDIOT voters who keep sending them back!

Cocktail garnishes are more dangerous than the drink!

Clemson University did some useful research on the bacterial dangers of cocktail garnishes.

The Daily Mail has an article about that study.

The biggest eye-openers for me?

…pathogens frozen in ice then allowed to melt were not killed even in 80-86 proof mixtures of Scotch and soda or tequila. In most beverages, many of the pathogenic bacteria in the ice survived long enough to get into the drink once the ice melted.

83% of ice carries bacteria picked up from the containers

wet lemons absorb dangerous bacteria 100% of the time

I guess it is time for the 100 proof scotch and 100 proof whiskey? Old Grand-Dad 100 proof, here I come! I prefer the 80 proof, but if my health requires 100 proof, so be it!

Thinking about it, the only time I’ve EVER had a garnish was in college when trying a Coronas with lime. Since I have not had ONE garnish since about 1986, I may not have much to worry about with the whole garnish thing.

Ice and Absinthe could be a problem, but I would never drink Absinthe anywhere but home with my own ice anyway.

Life is good.

The NFL is toast

Dail Mail article says:

The NFL commissioner, current and former players, and liberal commentators have joined in a growing chorus of criticism against President Donald Trump’s call to fire players who kneel during the national anthem.

The Hill posted Roger Goodell’s idiotic response:

“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell said in a statement. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month.”

“At our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture”? Unity of assholes? Unity of traitors? Unity of privileged babies?

I say to the NFL commissioner, current and former players, and liberal commentators KISS MY ASS! If a bunch of massively overpaid idiots don’t like the country that causes them to be in the top 1% of earners, they are free to leave. I encourage the spoiled ungrateful dumbasses to leave immediately.

Roger Goodell, kiss my ass! Your leadership has guaranteed low ratings and been a disaster for the league. Keepi it up!

Player’s union, GO TO HELL YOU USELESS PUKES.

NAACP, you are race hustlers and your sales pitch isn’t working so well anymore. You are done.

Trump is 100% correct.

The NFL ratings are already way down. I believe that Trump may have just finished off the league. GREAT! Let the NFL die as quickly as possible. Let the kneelers stand in the unemployment line. Welcome to America you privileged peacocks! Naturally, most of them are one step away from brain donors and can’t really do anything else and don’t really have a real world skill set.