Monday, March 19, 2018

Anti-science. Per the Christ-bashers, if you dare to disbelieve that life evolved from

chemicals – and never-mind you make your living writing up the blue-prints for sky-scrapers or inspecting the metals used in surgical equipment – you, sir or madam, are anti-science.   That is, one aspect of “science,” that you have an issue with, makes you against science.  Okay, let’s go with that atta-boy, atta-boy… aw-crap perspective. 

If someone - be that individual a post-grad from Yale or the lady who makes the salad in the cafeteria – believes the United States Department of Defense is getting too much money for research and development, then that person is also anti-science.   Same goes with (eco-friendly) people who are upset at knowing millions of tax dollars are going to support entities like NASA and CERN – oh, there are people out there, who would much rather see that money go to feed the hungry and shelter the homeless.   Same goes with the people who are fervent, that animals should not be subject to possible torture in the manufacturing process of mascara, then that person also qualifies as being anti-science.   Never mind that eye-makeup is nothing but a waste of time and money, (and of all reasons for an animal to suffer…gggrr!) still, without science, there would be no MayBeLine products at your friendly BigBox.

Dear scoffers, please take your (getting really slimey) word-salad and throw it in the dumpster, thank you ;)

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Bells-n-whistles school-buses and child-proof caps, and yet...

Yeah, for the former, make sure to leave for work a few minutes earlier to allow for the bus stopping every three feet, and google has videos on how to disable the "adult-proof" medicine caps - which can be downright DANGEROUS for frustrated oldsters, needing to take meds that make the difference between living and dying.

Yet there's a disconnect to this government-imposed child-safety.  Aside the fact that abortion is cheap and available, for the children who aren't relegated to that cosmetically-cannibalistic process, the same government who puts the flashing lights on the buses and the annoying caps on the arthritis medicines, is the same government who is all for teaching evolution.  Uhm, evolution is about survival of the fittest - and the "fittest" are the kids who are more interested in "baby einstein" puzzles and games, and far less prone to messing around with granddad's pill bottles.

Unlike Cain, we ARE called to be "our brother's keeper," and this is not an easy task - especially,  while in a hurry to get someplace, wrestling with the cap of a bottle of something relatively harmless, (like mouthwash) i find myself grumbling, "why do other people's kids have to be my problem?"

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Age of dinosaurs? T-rex stood about 13 feet tall, a head higher than a bull-mammoth.

And i understand that it’s not wise to get on the wrong side of a bull-elephant - and i wouldn’t want to get between a cow and her little-one.   Aurochs (the ones sketched on cave walls) were significantly bigger than today’s – is it any wonder that (big strong) Neanderthals usually stuck to hunting deer and horse.  As for moose and grizzly bears, aren’t they big enough as it is?  Tree-sloths stood about 12-feet’s worth of lazy, but if forced out of their comfort zone, surely they could and would defend themselves with their claws. 

Was watching Jurassic Park on the stream last night, oh how that movie stirs the imagination.  Yeah, i know, its evolutionary-atheistic agenda is texas-wide, but still, this viewer found herself looking into the pre-Flood world, and wondering…  Were there actually billions of people on earth when the flood came?   Scripture doesn’t give a population stat, but does say, “And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.” (Genesis 6:12) It wasn’t until after Noah and his family left the ark that animals feared man.   Not everyone cares for dinosaur movies, they’re scary.  When Jurassic had first come out (over 20 years ago), i sat cringing in the theater seat as that little boy, with (evolutionary) science book in hand, was walking thru the grass – was so afraid some dino would get him.  

I realize there are no dinosaurs today, but still, i flip on the outside light when merely stepping out of the house at night, because you can hear the rustlings of animals – usually deer.  Word is, there’s coyote in the area – a man from church (who lives about 2 miles) takes his shotgun with him if he goes outside after dark, but he lives further from town than i do.   Once in a while, a bear will wander down the mountain, and even into town.    Thankyouverykindly, but hearing the rustlings of deer in the dark is enough.  Uhm, deer have been known to attack humans; some years back a lady was jogging in a park, when a buck put her in the hospital.    And yeah, a skeptic could ask, if animals fear us, than why do animals attack us?   Good question!   I can only guess that an animal would much rather go elsewhere, but when food and territory are scarce/the animal’s young threatened… mamma-bear has to make a stand.

Even so, just the sound of the deer are frightening enough; can’t help but to wonder, is this fear rooted in my dna?  Was (atleast) one of my pre-Flood ancestors torn to bits by an andrewsarchus?  (Though i think that creature is more of the pig, than of the dog family.)  Did (atleast) one of my other pre-Flood ancestors witness this during his or her childhood?   Fast-forward some 5,000 years later.  My sisters were so thrilled when Dad brought home Socks.  But we couldn’t keep him.  I was terrified of that big friendly sloppy dog – can still remember being on the swing, screaming in terror when that dog came running into the back yard.   That dog never did anything to me, and 50-some years later, can understand if my sisters still feel resentment.  Childhood things often last a life-time.
A year or so later, after we moved from town to a nearby suburb, there was another big friendly sloppy dog that used to run around the neighborhood.  Yep, here we go again.  I saw him coming at me, and i took off running for dear life, and hid in a shallow hole – that my eldest sister and her friends had dug – and pulled the plywood square over the hole.   That big friendly sloppy dog sniffed around for a few moments, then wandered off elsewhere – probably to find other children with whom to run and play.

They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.  Job 24:8

And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every foul of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.  Genesis 9:2

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Jane Doe, a single mom of 2 gradeschoolers
She has an old car, has healthcare, gets no child support

 $ 15.00 Hourly
     40 hours
 $ 600.00 weekly
    52 weeks
 $ 31,200.00
 $ 2,600.00 monthly
    $ 900.00 rent
    $ 400.00 electric, heat, phones, internet
$ 700.00 groceries
$ 100.00 daycare - during summer & holiday weeks
$ 200.00 car - gas & repairs
$ 75.00 car insurance
$ 100.00 VISA bill - for when the stupid washer quit
$ 100.00 clothing and miscellaneous
$ 2,575.00 Total

$ 25.00 savings (yeah, dream on ;/ )

Form 1040
$ 31,200.00 Line 37 Wages
$ 9,300.00 Line 40 Itemized Deductions
$ 12,150.00 Line 42 Exemptions
$ 9,750.00 Line 43 Taxable Income
$ 978.00 Line 49 Child Care Credit
$ -            Line 63 Total Tax
$ 2,827.00 Line 66 (EIC)
$ 3,805.00 Line 74 Amount of Tax Refund

$ 317.00 Line 74/12 - will help with unexpected and maybe
a few little luxuries, like that's a crime???