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By squeezing your left hand as hard as you can in a fist, you eliminate your gag reflex.

Medical researchers contend that no disease ever identified has been completely eradicated.

The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.

No one seems to know why people blush.

In 1972, a group of scientists reported that you could cure the common cold by freezing the big toe.

The number one cause of blindness in the United States is diabetes.

The adult human heart weighs about ten ounces.

People who laugh a lot are much healthier than those who don’t. Dr. Lee Berk at the Loma Linda School of Public Health in California found that laughing lowers levels of stress hormones, and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds have it best – they laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

People who have a tough time handling the stress of money woes are twice as likely to develop severe gum disease, a new study finds.

Between 25% to 33% of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.

Of the 206 bones in the average human adult’s body, 106 are in the hands and feet. (54 in the hands and 52 in the feet)

In 1815 French chemist Michael Eugene Chevreul realized the first link between diabetes and sugar metabolism when he discovered that the urine of a diabetic was identical to grape sugar.

Approximately 16 Canadians have their appendices removed, when not required, every day.

Sumerians (from 5000 BC) thought that the liver made blood and the heart was the center of thought.

Men have more blood than women. Men have 1.5 gallons for men versus 0.875 gallons for women.

The first Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages were three inches wide and eighteen inches long. You made your own bandage by cutting off as much as you needed.

The human brain stops growing at the age of 18.

In 1977, a 13 year old child found a tooth growing out of his left foot.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 18 million courses of antibiotics are prescribed for the common cold in the United States per year. Research shows that colds are caused by viruses. 50 million unnecessary antibiotics are prescribed for viral respiratory infections.

It takes an interaction of 72 different muscles to produce human speech.

The first known heart medicine was discovered in an English garden. In 1799, physician John Ferriar noted the effect of dried leaves of the common plant, digitalis purpurea, on heart action. Still used in heart medications, digitalis slows the pulse and increases the force of heart contractions and the amount of blood pumped per heartbeat.

Blood is red only in the arteries after it has left the heart and is full of oxygen. Blood is a purplish, blue color in the veins as it returns to the heart, thanks to having picked up carbon dioxide and other wastes from the body’s cells. In fact, your blood is red throughout only half your body. When cut, of course, the blood always appears red because it is instantly exposed to oxygen outside the body.

Contrary to popular belief, hemophiliacs do NOT bleed to death from minor cuts. This rare disease, which affects only males (it is carried by females, but they don’t exhibit symptoms), involves an impairment in blood clotting—not an absolute inability to clot. Hemophiliacs today may take clotting serums and often lead fairly normal lives.

During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.

The average Human bladder can hold 13 ounces of liquid.

You lose enough dead skin cells in your lifetime to fill eight five-pound flour bags. You can use Hinkley Lighting to view the particles floating in the air.

Your thumb is the same length as your nose.

The storage capacity of human brain exceeds 4 Terrabytes.

The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland was a symbolic character for the hat makers in towns of the late 1800′s. The large felt hats of the day had supports made out of lead. The lead caused an organic form of psychosis (brain damage) to develop in the hat makers causing them to be declared crazy.

Although your system cannot digest gum like other foods, it won’t be stuck inside of you forever. It comes out with other waste your body can’t use.

The substance that human blood resembles most closely in terms of chemical composition is sea water.

my last five minutes on earth

my last five minutes on earth -
a dream
by pauly hart

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friday july 26th 5:34am

i awoke with a start, knowing that i was wasting my life while others were going to die in the flames of hell. wiping away the tears on my face, i began to tell my wife of the dream. after we cuddled, i knew that i should not forget this dream. and moments later, of recounting the dream in my head i began to become lazy and the dream became foggier and foggier until...

i lurched myself awake and told my wife:

"i have this opportunity afforded from the Lord, and i can't deny Him. i'm going downstairs to type it out."

"ok honey". she said and drifted back to sleep. i warmed up some folgers crystals and began banging it out.

and thus, the dream:

i had been working in a lecture hall with john william conrad and john houseman from the paper chase was our professor. it was the largest lecture hall that i had ever seen and was apt to have been a concert hall instead, with seating for fifty thousand. there was an area in the middle for most of the lectures but he was giving us, but down where the pit would be off to stage left there was a temporary day care set up and this is where he had elected to hold his smaller class today per my suggestion.

as his teachers aid, i had been given a smaller office in this open area where the monitor mixer would be. it was not much, just a seventeenth century desk and piles of books, but as his aid, there was nothing better in life at the time for me. many people in my life were in my class. ted kindsvatter, fletcher booth and beth kice were there at these smaller middle school sized desks while he held the class with around fifteen others on "classical greek references in modern times". it was interesting, but i was more concerned with a pamphlet i had picked up on islam and the pronunciation of the call to prayer in farsi and arab and the differences that there were. john william conrad and i were very much into this and were wondering about how we could go about putting them into a chord structured song when the class actually began.

john houseman had come over to us and began with his monotone droll that was ever so complex and ever so insightful. realizing that john william conrad was not paying attention, i asked him what was the matter. he told me that there was an atrocious odor emanating from my feet. i looked down and i was wearing my old sandals that were falling apart. i had thrown these away years ago because the cusion in the heel did not breathe and had the tendency to trap odors. i excused myself and moved seats. it was then that we were interrupted by jeremy camp. he had come into the theater looking for a place to practice his new song, and did not realize that this was a lecture hall.

indeed, on that note, i did notice that many people were milling here and there in the hall. if we had all been collected together, i would say that the number may have been in the hundreds. but as this hall was so huge... again, it would seat fifty thousand... it did not seem like much. and he was playing and drawing a crowd to himself and it was nice.  but my professor was not happy with the extra ambiance and at that time and asked me to do something about it.

he stopped playing as i walked over there and we got to talking about the harmonica, or the "fools harp" has he called hit and how it was not to be confused with a "real harp" or a "jews harp". i told him that i was quite skilled with a jews harp and that i would love to jam with him sometime. dismissing the class, john william conrad came over and we began to write a song together about our lost love millicent.

and then there was a montage, which seemed odd, as this was a dream.

we had our song that moved millions into tears...
we would travel the world with it making up a band...
losing our true purpose in life...
we became rock-stars...
hit hard times...
lived terrible lives...
and eventually robbed a bank...
john and i were sentenced to jail...
jeremy had gotten his life back on track...
but the end of the world came about...
the streets were filled with the starving...
and they decided to purge the jail system...

but this was just a facade montage, or an illusion of a possible future.

it did not happen.

for at the same moment that we were still sitting there writing the song about millicent, the secret police exploded our building killing almost everyone. they were secret insofar as they were not. everyone knew about them, everyone knew who they were but we did not talk about them. they had told us months before to vacate the auditorium, that having meetings that discussed our religion was against the law. yet we had not cared. we had dared to defy them and their persecution of Christianity. and they had retaliated with extreme prejudice and force.

in the explosion (which did not happen with hollywood style special slow motion), many were killed by the fall and the rubble. those of us on or near where the seats met the floor were knocked back by the concussion and dazed. there were many people that i tried to help, but (with hollywood style slow motion) somehow i could not get to them and was captured by the men in all black armor and thrown into the paddy-wagon.

i remember being so mortified and so outraged and so terrified that a government would not care about hurting little babies and women and students from around the globe just so they could have their policies enforced. it was very akin to watching something in a dream as i recalled in my dream. and then, as dreams often do, we fast forward.

life had been slow and awkward and dumb as i lay rotting in jail, no appeals, no trials, deemed an enemy combatant by my belief in a risen Jesus Christ. then the hard times hit. and the end of the world came about, and the streets were filled with the starving. nothing like a little foreshadowing? and they decided to purge the jail system.

and i awake dead. i was already dead. we were all dead. there was a room full of us. dead. laying shoulder to shoulder in a catacomb five feet high, in our orange jump suits, waiting to be burned. it was strange. we were all as i remember us, except around fifteen years into the future, with no hair, but what we had was graying. they had already gassed us and had dragged us into the basement where they had a purging everyday of prisoners that they could no longer afford to feed. and it was our day.

i did not know about the rest of the men in this room, but my only crime had been attending an unsanctioned college. but that did not matter. nothing in my life mattered anymore. somehow i realized that i had been separated from my mortal coil and had five minutes before i would be taken home to dwell forever. and there was five minutes.

4:59

4:58

and i shot up with the burning knowledge that some could still be saved. it was hard to navigate the brick platform beds, but i began to shake my neighbors. we were not bound we were just lying there. but half of us had already been awakened, in our final minutes before the entire catacomb was set on fire. there was not the man-power to burn us all one by one, so the warden had elected to just set the entire basement on fire at a temperature that would not destroy the brick and clay but that would at least catch us on fire. and we were awake.

but somehow...

i again knew that we were already dead and this was a trance-vision from beyond the grave. again, somehow i knew that this was not full reality and that there was a spiritual side at work. our souls had been trapped in that catacomb with our body. i was dead but still had life... i tried first preaching to those around me but it was too late, i shook them awake if they were not awake already. some would not even be shaken awake and lay there. but even in their death mask you could see it. a frozen grimace of fear and loathing or it was a serene face of peace and knowing.

john william conrad however started up instantly at my voice, as if he knew this song. but his eyes had shown fear. others already knew it, but their deaths had only fear and regret and shame. johns mustache had grown long, in five separate pieces, indeed all of our hair was much longer and our nails. but was i singing? i didn't think i was singing at first. just shaking people telling them that this was it. the futility and the understanding were on my heavily.

yet here was a room full of men, already dead. knowing that they were dead. some lying on their elbows silently chuckling and smiling at me with the peace that only comes thru the precious Holy Spirit of God indwelling within them. and their eyes told me that i was with them. and i knew that i was with them but was not ready to resign.

but their neighbors?

rigid with the paralysis of fear. horrors already growing in their minds, making them urinate themselves as they grew closer and closer to the moment where they would be separated from the light of God for eternity for a life chosen to reject His Word. it was almost too terrible to look at, as each passing moment more and more of them became hardened and unwilling... i could not rouse them, more and more of them had begun to grow deaf to my voice as:

3:59

3:58

one minute had passed.

i swung my feet around and... i was transported by the Spirit. instantly i was reliving the last seconds of the collapse of the theater before i had been excused to dampen out the singing of jeremy. but time seemed to be at a standstill for me for... and in a flash i had realized why it had been just that second. it was that second in my dream-life that i had exchanged the power of doing Gods grace on earth for the power to command Gods knowledge. there was enough knowledge in my head and heart to last a thousand lives already and yet i had craved more.

i had craved more and more and more and wanted nothing else to do but to fill my mind and my heart with information and data. the knowledge was overloading my receptors and capacitors of action and of doing. i had ceased to become effectual for this life and had begun to harden my heart to the actions of the Word of God, craving only the knowing of the Word of God. and in this flash, this brief segment of time, i knew that what i had done was foolish. i knew that i had wasted my time on earth.

was it a flash? how long had i been standing here?

2:59

2:58

suddenly behind me i heard a crowded room, before me still was the frozen-in-time spot where i had traded action and deeds for the lust of the mind. and behind me, as i turned, i realized that it was helsinki. i had been here before in 1993. but this was not helsinki at all but j.f.k. and it was 1996. this was t.w.a. flight 800. and i was weeping as i stood by the departure gate. singing with all my heart and mind to the people getting on board!

repent
you need to repent
this is your last moment alive

you must repent
you have to repent
seek the Lord while you are alive

and i could not bear to sing to them, for as i would sing, some chose not to hear me. another man stuck out his tongue and honest-to-God gave me a raspberry. others looked shocked at the crazy person allowed to be here. others were wondering why i was bothering with them. in my orangish grey jumpsuit and why i smelled of smoke.

1:59

1:58

and i looked in the line, and this was the last of the first group of pre-boarders. there were still over two hundred to get on board. and i knew there would not be enough time for me to reach them all. in their eyes - the impatience of the coming day... the waiting... the stamping of feet. the huffing and glancing at watches. all i saw was their self importance and not a shot or a glance inward to subject themselves to their own delusion...

for they were not more important that day to the engines that failed. to the mystery that still surrounds their death. but i sang anyway. and as i sang, the line dissolved into three mennonite women who sang as well. theirs was a different song but it was achieving the same results.

you must repent!
you must repent!
for the hour draweth nigh!

thou doest know!
thou doest know!
that your heart cannot betray!

and in their accents, the song rhymed and sounded pure to the (and i turned again) now orphans pouring into a schoolhouse in maine. they looked at me and smiled as if to say: the dead are much easier to preach to. for they already know the truth.

and...

i was slipping away into the ether of eternity i knew. all the scenes of my life were fading into one long drama. i was reliving everything i had ever done or had ever aspired to do. all my hopes and all my past mistakes. all of my life continued...

i would awake in heaven?

or just awake.

:59

:58

i awoke with a start, knowing that i was wasting my life while others were going to die in the flames of hell.
















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United States: No longer sustainable

Anyone that thinks that the U.S. economy can keep going along like this is absolutely crazy.  We are in the terminal phase of an unprecedented debt spiral which has allowed us to live far, far beyond our means for the last several decades.  Unfortunately, all debt spirals eventually end, and they usually do so in a very disorderly manner.  The chart that you are about to see is one of my favorite economic charts.  It compares the growth of U.S. GDP to the growth of total debt in the United States.  Yes, U.S. GDP has certainly grown at a decent pace over the years, but our total debt has absolutely exploded.  40 years ago, the total amount of debt in our system (government debt + corporate debt + consumer debt, etc.) was about 2 trillion dollars.  Today it has grown to more than 56 trillion dollars.  Our debt has grown at a much, much faster rate than our economy has, and there is no way in the world that we will be able to continue to do that for long.

Posted below is the chart that I was talking about.  The blue line is our total debt, and the red line is our GDP.  As you can see, this chart kind of speaks for itself…



So how did we get here?

Well, of course the federal government has been the biggest offender.  It would be a tremendous understatement to say that the politicians in Washington D.C. have been reckless.  Since the year 2000, the size of the U.S. national debt has grown by more than 11 trillion dollars.
Posted below is a chart that demonstrates the dramatic growth of the national debt as a percentage of GDP.  In particular, our debt has absolutely exploded as a percentage of GDP since the financial crisis of 2008…



Does that look sustainable to you?
Of course it isn’t.


Right now, the mainstream media is very excited that the federal budget deficit for this year might be less than a trillion dollars, but they are really missing the point.  The debt of the U.S. government is still growing much, much faster than the economy is, and the United States already has more government debt per capita than Greece, Portugal, Italy, Ireland or Spain.

What we are doing to future generations is absolutely criminal.  We are piling up mountains of debt that will haunt them for the rest of their lives just so that we can make the present a little bit more pleasant for ourselves.

As I noted in another article, during Obama’s first term the federal government accumulated more debt than it did under the first 42 U.S presidents combined.  And now we are entering a time period when demographic forces are going to put a tremendous amount of pressure on the finances of the federal government.

The Baby Boomers have started to retire, and they are going to want to start collecting on all of the financial promises that we have made to them.

As I have written about previously, the number of Americans on Medicare is projected to grow from a little bit more than 50 million today to 73.2 million in 2025.

The number of Americans collecting Social Security benefits is projected to grow from about 56 million today to 91 million in 2035.

Where are we going to get the money to pay for all of that?

Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff has calculated that the U.S. government is facing unfunded liabilities of 222 trillion dollars in the years ahead.

There is no simply no way that the U.S. government is going to be able to meet those obligations without wildly printing up money.

And of course the federal government is not the only one with massive debt problems.  We just saw the city of Detroit go bankrupt, and there are lots of other communities all over the nation that could soon follow.

Posted below is a chart that shows the growth of state and local government debt over the years.  In particular, please take note that the total amount of state and local government debt has grown from about 1.2 trillion dollars in the year 2000 to about 3 trillion dollars today…



But the chart posted above does not even take into account the massive unfunded pension obligations that state and local governments are facing.  According to the Detroit Free Press, state governments are facing unfunded pension obligations of nearly a trillion and a half dollars…

From Baltimore to Los Angeles, and many points in between, municipalities are increasingly confronted with how to pay for these massive promises. The Pew Center for the States, in Washington, estimated states’ public pension plans across the U.S. were underfunded by a whopping $1.4 trillion in 2010.
And many large cities are dealing with similar situations.  Detroit was the first to go down, but could Chicago or Los Angeles eventually be forced to declare bankruptcy too?…

Chicago recently saw its credit rating downgraded because of a $19-billion unfunded pension liability that the ratings service Moody’s puts closer to $36 billion. And Los Angeles could be facing a liability of more than $30 billion, by some estimates.

According to a report that was released earlier this year, the largest U.S. cities are facing hundreds of billions of dollars in unfunded pension liabilities at this point…

Early this year, the Pew Center released a survey showing that 61 of the nation’s largest cities — limiting the survey to the largest city in each state and all other cities with more than 500,000 people — had a gap of more than $217 billion in unfunded pension and health care liabilities. While cities had long promised health care, life insurance and other benefits to retirees, “few … started saving to cover the long-term costs,” the report said.

So where will all of that money come from?

That is a good question, and nobody has an easy answer at this point.

Meanwhile, U.S. consumers have been racking up staggering amounts of debt over the past several decades.  Just consider the following numbers…

-Total home mortgage debt in the United States is now about 5 times larger than it was just 20 years ago.

-Car loans just keep getting longer and longer, and approximately 70 percent of all car purchases in the United States now involve an auto loan.

-The total amount of student loan debt in America recently surpassed the one trillion dollar mark.
-One study discovered that approximately 41 percent of all working age Americans either have medical bill problems or are currently paying off medical debt, and according to a report published in The American Journal of Medicine medical bills are a major factor in more than 60 percent of the personal bankruptcies in the United States.

-Consumer debt in the United States has risen by a whopping 1700%since 1971, and 46% of all Americans carry a credit card balance from month to month.

Sadly, most people don’t realize how damaging credit card debt can be.  If you just carry an “average balance” on your credit cards each month, and those credit cards have just an “average” interest rate, you could end up paying millions of dollars to the credit card companies by the end of your life…
Let’s say you are an average American household, and you carry an average balance of $15,956 in credit card debt.

Also, as an average American household, let’s assume you pay an average current rate of 12.83%.
Finally, let’s assume you carry this average balance for 40 years, between ages 25 and 65.  How much did your credit card company make off of you and your extreme averageness?
Answer: $2,629,618.64

Incredibly, a large percentage of the population does not seem to understand these things.  An astounding 43 percent of all American families spend more than they earn each year.
Are you starting to understand why approximately half of all Americans die broke?
We are a nation that is completely and addicted to debt.

If you do not believe that it will ever catch up with us you are being delusional.
We have piled up the biggest mountain of debt in the history of the planet, and a day of reckoning is fast approaching.

Here are some videos for you:





Ross Capicchioni. Survivor.

pacific rim (a poetic play by play commentary) *contains spoilers* *cussing* *spelling errors*

pacific rim
(a poetic play by play commentary)
by pauly hart
7-19-13




*contains spoilers*
*cussing*
*spelling errors*
*hilarious*
*nerdy*




earth:
the place where stuff happens.
all is quiet until...

oh no we got some aliens!
and they are attacking us!
holy shiiiiit!

but don't worry. we gots this.
cause it's MURICA, and some other people who have accents
working together as one.

but what are these creatures!?!
it's Godzillas goblin shark step-children!
no wait!

it's fishier versions of those things from attack the block!
yeah!
i'm watching attack the block 2!

no wait.
i'm watching robotech.
no shit.

hey! it's that guy from the wire!

now i'm watching men's olympic synchronized ballet.
this sucks.
oh. they're brothers. a touch of class.

snap! one of em just died.
he was my favorite stormtrooper!
except he was the logical brother of the hothead brother

dang. good premise for a setup
ok guillermo del toro, why are you making sci-fi
and not the hobbit part five?

hey they killed seattle.
oh now they're getting rid of the huge robots.
oh no wait. there's one left.

not one robot i mean.
it's that miserable kid who's brother just died.
working a construction job.

why are their construction jobs
when the world is going to end?
oh they just insulted our protagonist

with some hotshot australian.
hotshot australians is what killed house m.d.
yeah. this movie boils all saving the world into machismo.

twenty two minutes into the movie and i'm bored.
blah blah blah my brother died.
i will never be the same. boo hoo.

hey kid here's an offer!
sell my drugs and keep mcnulty off my ass...
i mean, go fight the bad guys!

you get to meet hot chicks with black umbrellas
who will suck you of-- i mean sexually persecute you.
she's not japanese!

fuck! it's charlie day!
are your kittens making noise all the time?
try kitten mittens!

a big room with a lot of people walking around with clipboards.
a big clock and there are only four robots left
but they still need a tu... oh snap.

there's the first mark one.
of couuuuuuuuuuuuuuurse it's going to be his
by some tragic mistake, i mean - lucky chance!

ooh! the first and last of the mark fives!
why are there five marks?
what about matthew luke and john?

promises, politics and poetry! these are lies!
numbers are as close as we get to the handwriting of God!
that's a keeper. let me write that down.

oh great, now they are stealing from starship troopers
and charlie day is going to mind meld with a bug.
oh now no one believes charlie day because of his tattoos.

he's probably yakuza.
nobody likes the yakuza.
except maybe the yakuza.

ok the nipponese girl is a bitch.
either that or she's going to be his copilot
and they're going to chicky chicky bow wow.

vengeance is like an open wound
you cannot take that level of emotion into the drift.
did you just combine two fortune cookies for that line?

pssssh it's the chow hall with the shitty australian.
oh, now it's the bojitsu tournament
aha! i knew it! he want's to fight the referee!

kick his ass blue haired girl!
1-2-1-3-2-1-whateve...
hey how come she gets more turns than the other guys?

ooooooooh she's HIS daughter i'll betcha
and it's her mom that she wants revenge on...
that's my room.

if it's not obedience, but it's respect...
then how come she obeys him
but doesn't respect him as a leader?

and how come he's bleeding?
dammit charle day.
you took apart my car to make your shit?

charlie day, you're the real hero of this show.
you get to fucking visit the dinosaur world
wait. the dinosaur eye of sauron? whaaaaaat?

ok. here's a red shoe.
i was concussed with a nosebleed.
i don't know why, but you can have it.

oooooh. the girl's the copilot
caaaaaaaallllled it.
stay in the drift. the drift is silence.

ok more synchronized swimming.
why the hell is that guy wearing a bowtie?
and charlie day is a fucking heeeeeroooooo.

ok. forty-eight minutes into the movie
charlie day is going to tell us what the fuck is going on.
the dinosaurs are coming! the dinosaurs are coming!

yeaaaaaaah. another major plot hole. i've been skipping most of them.
but this one is gonna get on my nerves.
you just mind melded with an alien...

and the only man who can recreate that
is going to go schlupping with the mafia?
for black market organs?

ok now we have problems.
little girls and their red shoes
this is a reaaaaaallly long flashback.

mothra is attacking tokyo
and she's going to fire her gun and kill everyone?
and there's no off switch for the gun?

but no one dies today from friendly fire.
and now cut scene! charlie day is alone
with ron pearlmans metal shoes.

i still can't believe that the guy from the wire
sent him in by himself to get some brains
i think that igor might have done a better job.

ooooh wait! we get to see the shitty auzzie get his ass kicked!
MURICA! FUCK YEAH!
and now some muy thai kali! huzzah!

ooooh i hate that guy, but he's probably gonna be -
like val kilmer in top gun and be all like:
"you can be my wingman anytime."

prolly ey but so prediktable...
dude, where the hell is avon barksdale?
stringer bell needs a gack!

ok what is this? more red shoe shit?
yuuuuuuuuup. looks like dreamscape.
GODZIRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

well whatever, her back-story is costing the studio millions
and oooooh snap, guess who used to be a pilot?
so he's not her dad, just a kidnapper.

one! don't you ever touch me again!
two! don't you ever touch me again!
three! look into my right ear. right here. tell me you love me.

cut scene - mess hall
wait. she shared his memories
as well as his brothers?

that's gross. kinda creepy.
"but today the drift was strong."
time for bagels and coffee

and... uh oh. more goblin sharks.
and... shit, come on. our hero's are grounded.
hahaahah, they are being carried by a bunch of helicopters.

bullshit. the aerodynamics of the concept are preposterous.
waaaiiiiit. charlie day time again arguing with ron pearlman
about... COME ON! the godzilla sharks have two brains?

i declare shenanigans!
and shenanigans on charlie days acting in this scene...
not your strongest moment charlie day.

hooleee fuck! ron pearlman can look into your eyes....
and tell you what you just told him!
that's way beyond post-cognition! that's called LISTENING!

seventy minutes in.
a four armed robot shakes his head.
i think the triplets will soon be dead.

uh oh.
big trouble in little china. and i actually made a poem back there.
oh snap. acid spit. never a good thing.

oh noes!
another one!
tag team!

boom boom smash and a lot of cool effects.
water makes everything better
unless you're drowning.

but it's up to the shitty auzzie
and the other cool guy
with missile chest madness!

but wait!
not only does it have acid breath
it has an EMP burp!

damn. looks like we have no electricity!
wait! ron pearlman just took off his glasses
things are gonna get all miami c.s.i.

oh great. acid mouth and electoburp...
they're gonna take over hong kong.
where's hong kong fooey when you need him?

oh good. charlie day is safe in a subway.
and now back to the ocean
where bumble shit has no power in their mech.

uh. they're gonna get on the roof?
this is a good plan?
shooting flares?

ooooooh. here comes the old mech with no digital!
it's atomic! huzzah for the atomic age
and the even more destruction of the dinosaurs!

it's the low tech versus the really low tech.
hmmm. is this a movie about how luddites are stupid?
or is it saying that sometimes you have to trust them?

i'm confused, but anyways there is a lot of smashing.
when there isn't water to play in, you can always use trains.
GODZIIIIIRAAAAAAAAAAAAA rawr!

heck this is like king kong versus bugman
i'm glad that i didn't pay for this film
i'm using the magic of the interwebs.

oh. a monster is dead.
we think.
time to check for a pulse.

oh. he was kidding.
no pulse.
fap fap fap.

charlie day again. back in a bunker.
listening to jurrasic park thumps
and being scared shitless like cloverfield.

oh great. jonah and the whale.
the monster knows that charlie day is hiding
and he is trying to get him

ahaaaaaaa. charlie day versus the slime tongue.
but wait! here comes our hero
dragging a club. being all conan and shit.

84 minutes in. i don't really feel as if i'm watching this movie anymore.
but rather it's just playing in my memories of a past lifetime ago.
i'm not bored at all it's just that...

wait! a newtons cradle bit! the nerds all laugh!
oh crap! acid mouth! get a toothbrush!
yes! spraying coolant into his mouth seems to...

make him angry?
and now he has wings.
shit. things just got all mothra for rizzo up in here.

taking his prey high above the sky.
temperatures dropping
time for an ironman maneuver

altitude calculation: off balance
now i'm free! free faaaaalllling
yeah. killing people with a landing

and your knees don't hurt.
and the impact stress didn't kill the pilots.
but the lizard bat goblin fish dino acid mouth thing got away. or did it?

chalie day is back!
pointing fingers and looking shaky.
and our hero's go back home.

ninety minutes in.
here are my predictions:
charlie day. that's all.

stringer bell and his cocaine bleed
serious things.
even more serious than brain harvesting.

but we get to see brain harvesting anyway
and now hellboy gets his kittens
and charlie gets a brain.

ohhhhh snap.
its heart is beating?
those guys in his ear canal should run.

oh damn. it was pregnant.
that's never a good thing.
but hey! it's now a citizen of hong kong!

run charlie day ruuuuuuuun!
the embryo couldn't breathe
so it died...

AFTER eating ron pearlman.
that was pretty cool.
now charlie day has new shoes.

stringer bell confesses that he used to do things alone.
without a woman... tee hee
oh and yay, more of that damn bow tie

blech, there's that asinine scientist again.
sharing neural loads.
by jove we are going to own this thing for sure!

dum dum dum. stringer bell has a batman suit on!
oh snap! if it isn't the cocaine, it's the bots!
damn it stringer bell! all that college never helped you!

seriously the lack of planetary governmental systems
reeeeeeeeally bugs the shit out of me.
it's like it's just a bunch of tank jockeys rule the planet.

oh no. a heroic speech. did i mention that bell has an accent?
it's really tacky. he should have had an accordion
like he had on prometheus.

why does the token black man in every science fiction movie
ALWAYS have to have a gimmick
that sets him apart in the mind of white people?

ugh. sentimentalism with the shitty auzzie.
you can be MY wingman anytime. or son in this case...
caaaaalllled it.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnd. 103 minutes in.
i never did have very good timing
damn helicopter lift again.

soooooooo impossible
oh wait here's charlie
and the alien brain and another scientist dude.

just randomly doing weird shit with the aliens
and i need to vomit. a handy commode!
possibility? maybe some petunias or a whale instead.

and the plan won't work of course.
it's an underwater battle.
and i'm really not even sure what the actual plan is.

except... blow shit up.
that always works with tank jockies.
and look. it's a category five. a spidertopus goblin shark.

the big mamma jamma
great. there's three of them.
fifty to one odds at best.

so watching this now i think that i know what's going to happen.
everyone almost dies.
cool! more swords. luddites win again.

they just fucking cut one in half from mouth to belly.
but here comes the spider king.
looking ever so alienesque

and it's amazing how these guys sound the same
underwater as they do above ground
hang on striker! hang on striker!

take her to the breech!
oh mah gur
the nuclear mech will just JUMP in?

detonate the payload and kill the dinosaurs
just what everyone needed
are suicidal heroics

and yes even explosions sound the same underwater.
kinda unlike serenity in space.
i am a leaf on the wind.

and yet.
here is satan, in their way.
weeeeeeeeeeeee

ok now we have they abyss
and geek is going down the hole
into the breech

down
down
down

into the nexus plexus
and it's all blue
just like the abyss too.

no oxygen to live. yet they are alive?
FUCK LOGIC! best movie quote
of all time. thanks ed harris.

ok so they are ejecting
and going to blow themselves up
so that all can live

it's like an alien diaphragm
on the other side
of the wormhole

don't really know how this is going to work.
he is landing on their homeworld
standing on the landing pad

and the citizens, who are high on spice stand there all googly eyed
with the little kid aliendinosharks saying
mommy, what's that flying human doing?

EJECT FLYING UPWARD
BOOOOOOOMMMMM
all the alien dino goblin shark children die.

hurry!
get to the choppaaaaaaahhh
here comes our heros

spashdown!
splash up?
anyway, life pod.

two drivers
but
raliegh can't rally.

such a sacrifice.
doing your job.
pushing buttons.

oh wait. he's alive.
telling jokes.
huzzah.

the crowd goes wild. the earth is saved.
stop the clock.
the end. roll credits.

eh. another failure movie with boxing robots
all we were missing was hugh jackman,
and GADDDZIRRRRRAAAAAA

and at 122 minutes we are reminded that
guillermo del toro is better
when it is fantasy and not sci-fi.

go hobbits go.

-pauly hart


Zombies are Real.


What's worse than Mexican Zombies? Newer Mexican Zombies!

"So we do it to ourselves. I knew it." - Jennifer Hart





The next time someone asks you if you’ve ever heard of a real-life Zombie (the undead kind), smile and say “yes”.

A team of researchers out of New Mexico is reported to have created what popular media calls “Zombie cells”. These undead silica based replicas are capable of performing many of the same functions as living cells, with the addition of an extremely heightened resilience to both damage and heat. Tests show that once in place these Zombie cells have shown to retain their structures under extreme pressures and heat ranging up to 932 degrees Fahrenheit… which, in our opinion, is a lot for anything to withstand, let alone the living dead.

Some scientists speculate that these undead organisms are the next step in nano technology, possibly taking medical science leaps and bounds from where we are now. The potential uses for these lifeless little cells is truly boundless when put into the right hands… but it’s more than a little scary when placed in the wrong ones.

Not quite sure you understand? Think of the cells as a possible next step innanotechnology, in which scientists create machines not from big hunks of metal but from individual atoms and molecules.

"It's very challenging for researchers to build structures at the nanometer scale," lead researcher Dr. Bryan Kaehr, a materials scientist at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, said in a written statement. "We can make particles and wires, but 3-D arbitrary structures haven't been achieved yet. With this technique, we don't need to build those structures -- nature does it for us."

The technique involves first depositing silica -- the stuff sand is made of -- onto the tiny structures inside living cells. Then the cells are heated to burn away the proteins they're made of, leaving behind the nonliving but structurally similar zombies.

And like the lumbering zombies dreamed up by Hollywood screenwriters, these cellular zombies are very hard to get rid of.

Dr. Jeffrey Brinker, a University of New Mexico professor and another member of the research team, said in the statement that the zombie cells exist in a "robust, three-dimensionally stable form that resists shrinkage even upon heating to over 500 degrees Centigrade [932 degrees Fahrenheit]. The refractoriness of these delicate structures is amazing."

Researcher Bryan Kaehr is quoted as stating, “Our Zombie cells bridge chemistry and biology to create forms that not only near-perfectly resemble their past selves, but can do future work.” Does this mean that we are looking at a future full of undead organisms walking the earth in the form of human beings… or is that too great a leap in science fiction at this time?

While these cells are not currently self-replicating or shown to act independently and adapt during testing, no one truly knows what happens next. For now all the world can do is watch

and wait as research and experiments develop and it’s anyone’s guess where we go from here.

Think the only zombies out there are the ones you see in science fiction movies?

Nope.

Let's just hope these zombies don't swell up, sprout legs, and start following us around.

1912 8th Grade test


Megaupload

i often wonder about megaupload and it's demise -

when 10% of the entire internet was confiscated by the united states department of justice in hong kong.

wait. did i just say ten percent of the entire internet?

yes.

most people don't understand the impact that the united states DOJ has over the world.

how much power we actually hold over the internet worldwide?

it's larger than what you think, or know, or think you know.

look at this article for a glimpse - a small peek into communications laws that you had no idea were happening.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UKUSA

you see, when i worked at AT&T i was under the assumption that when you make and receive a text or picture (sms or mms) there isn't enough room on the data boards to hold them.

au contraire.

att is the largest contributor to homeland security (so says homeland security) of sms and mms data.

every text is kept, and scrutinized by programs called "bots" who search for patterns in shopping, travel and "key words".

here's a quick scenario:

basically if you would (on your mobile device):

1) google plastic manufacturers
2) google fertilizer plants
3) spend too long on a map application centering in on several key areas of a city (fed buildings, stadiums, airports)
4) rent a cargo van online
5) text your friend: "all is ready, let us go out in style."

then you would

6) have the DOD at your front door that instant.

that is, in a perfect big brother world.

they are getting better and better at it.

pretty soon, you will be asked to carry a radio frequency chip in your wallet via your ID card or drivers licence... for "emergencies".

heck, you already carry one in your mobile phone voluntarily.

watch what you say online.

pauly hart is already a voice in the wilderness and has been tagged. i know it so i get more and more bold as time goes on.

but you should be cautious. delete your porn. unlink your accounts. and don't give in to the power of the dark side.

how soon will "big brother" be upon us?

he is already in the room.

Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why

from HERE



Despite the 6.5% stock market rally over the last three months, a handful of billionaires are quietly dumping their American stocks . . . and fast.




Warren Buffett, who has been a cheerleader for U.S. stocks for quite some time, is dumping shares at an alarming rate. He recently complained of “disappointing performance” in dyed-in-the-wool American companies like Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Kraft Foods.




In the latest filing for Buffett’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett has been drastically reducing his exposure to stocks that depend on consumer purchasing habits. Berkshire sold roughly 19 million shares of Johnson & Johnson, and reduced his overall stake in “consumer product stocks” by 21%. Berkshire Hathaway also sold its entire stake in California-based computer parts supplier Intel.




With 70% of the U.S. economy dependent on consumer spending, Buffett’s apparent lack of faith in these companies’ future prospects is worrisome.




Unfortunately Buffett isn’t alone.




Fellow billionaire John Paulson, who made a fortune betting on the subprime mortgage meltdown, is clearing out of U.S. stocks too. During the second quarter of the year, Paulson’s hedge fund, Paulson & Co., dumped 14 million shares of JPMorgan Chase. The fund also dumped its entire position in discount retailer Family Dollar and consumer-goods maker Sara Lee.




Finally, billionaire George Soros recently sold nearly all of his bank stocks, including shares of JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and Goldman Sachs. Between the three banks, Soros sold more than a million shares.




So why are these billionaires dumping their shares of U.S. companies?




After all, the stock market is still in the midst of its historic rally. Real estate prices have finally leveled off, and for the first time in five years are actually rising in many locations. And the unemployment rate seems to have stabilized.




It’s very likely that these professional investors are aware of specific research that points toward a massive market correction, as much as 90%.




One such person publishing this research is Robert Wiedemer, an esteemed economist and author of the New York Times best-selling book Aftershock.




Editor’s Note: Wiedemer Gives Proof for His Dire Predictions in This Shocking Interview.




Before you dismiss the possibility of a 90% drop in the stock market as unrealistic, consider Wiedemer’s credentials.




In 2006, Wiedemer and a team of economists accurately predicted the collapse of the U.S. housing market, equity markets, and consumer spending that almost sank the United States. They published their research in the book America’s Bubble Economy.




The book quickly grabbed headlines for its accuracy in predicting what many thought would never happen, and quickly established Wiedemer as a trusted voice.




A columnist at Dow Jones said the book was “one of those rare finds that not only predicted the subprime credit meltdown well in advance, it offered Main Street investors a winning strategy that helped avoid the forty percent losses that followed . . .”




The chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s said that Wiedemer’s track record “demands our attention.”




And finally, the former CFO of Goldman Sachs said Wiedemer’s “prescience in (his) first book lends credence to the new warnings. This book deserves our attention.”




In the interview for his latest blockbuster Aftershock, Wiedemer says the 90% drop in the stock market is “a worst-case scenario,” and the host quickly challenged this claim.




Wiedemer calmly laid out a clear explanation of why a large drop of some sort is a virtual certainty.




It starts with the reckless strategy of the Federal Reserve to print a massive amount of money out of thin air in an attempt to stimulate the economy.




“These funds haven’t made it into the markets and the economy yet. But it is a mathematical certainty that once the dam breaks, and this money passes through the reserves and hits the markets, inflation will surge,” said Wiedemer.




“Once you hit 10% inflation, 10-year Treasury bonds lose about half their value. And by 20%, any value is all but gone. Interest rates will increase dramatically at this point, and that will cause real estate values to collapse. And the stock market will collapse as a consequence of these other problems.”




See the Proof: Get the Full Interview by Clicking Here Now.




And this is where Wiedemer explains why Buffett, Paulson, and Soros could be dumping U.S. stocks:




“Companies will be spending more money on borrowing costs than business expansion costs. That means lower profit margins, lower dividends, and less hiring. Plus, more layoffs.”




No investors, let alone billionaires, will want to own stocks with falling profit margins and shrinking dividends. So if that’s why Buffett, Paulson, and Soros are dumping stocks, they have decided to cash out early and leave Main Street investors holding the bag.




But Main Street investors don’t have to see their investment and retirement accounts decimated for the second time in five years.




Wiedemer’s video interview also contains a comprehensive blueprint for economic survival that’s really commanding global attention.




Now viewed over 40 million times, it was initially screened for a relatively small, private audience. But the overwhelming amount of feedback from viewers who felt the interview should be widely publicized came with consequences, as various online networks repeatedly shut it down and affiliates refused to house the content.




“People were sitting up and taking notice, and they begged us to make the interview public so they could easily share it,” said Newsmax Financial Publisher Aaron DeHoog.




“Our real concern,” DeHoog added, “is the effect even if only half of Wiedemer’s predictions come true.




“That’s a scary thought for sure. But we want the average American to be prepared, and that is why we will continue to push this video to as many outlets as we can. We want the word to spread.”




Editor’s Note: For a limited time, Newsmax is showing the Wiedemer interview and supplying viewers with copies of the new, updated Aftershock book including the final, unpublished chapter. Go here to view it now.










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Evidence (2013) Review - No Spoilers

Evidence (2013) Review - No Spoilers

Pauly Hart
Paulyhart.tk
July 12, 2013


A passable movie with a great twist at the end.

Booyah. Thank's for the early preview Interwebs.


Evidence! Cue the creepy music! This newest movie from director Olatunde Osunsanmi, who gave us The Fourth Kind (Think Milla Jovovich) is what you call a classic who-dun-it horror in the style that is so hip these days - Crappy Hand Cam.  The movie makers disaster. But in evidence, Olami Osanmitun's skills isn't that bad. It's not as rough as Cloverfield, but it's still a little rough. But, not AS rough. That's what sheeee said.

The movie opens up with a lot of bullet time shots and some fake zooms and some CGI smoke. It moves on to the action packed "hurry we have to solve this case now" music and away we go. Out there... Somewhere in the desert... Someone DIED. That kind of thing, and we have to solve this case NOW! Because, well that's just what we do dammit. We're the fucking Police.

A little to your right Thing... A little moooore, a little moooore.


Cut Scene to the edit room. The Bureaucratic-Corn-Cob-Up-The-Ass-Detective, former Milf Hottie from Silent Hill, Radha Mitchell - is met with the Ace-Detective-On-Leave-Cause-His-Daughter-Died, True Blood's Stephen Moyer who team up with their magical video-forensics editor: What's-His-Name, Replaceable-Fat-Geek-With-A-Beard, who awesomely is on the fucking front cover. GO FAT GEEK GO! Good thinking Olasan Oladnetude.

So, what's it like staring at Radhas butt all day sir?

And now, the action! Fast music and spiffy disolves like StrongBad uses, because basically we are watching people watch movies. It's not as bad as World of World of Warcraft, but close. Shop Chop Slip Slop and a Cutting Torch complete with the Asian Kid dying first. And then the credits. Hell of a thing. Heck, even Harry Linnix from Dollhouse shows up and tries to shoot someone with a flaregun. Not really, but... yes. but, not really. But, hey! Harry Linnix is in it so that's awesome.

So all in all I would give Ohami Oltuncede a solid B+ on the movie. Even though it was Shaky-Shit-Cam, he was still wise enough to make the person with the lost footage a wanna-be director and her best mate, a striving actor. I was a little misinformed from the trailer as I thought I would be more of a who-dun-it and less of a horror, but I was way off and found this movie to be a classic thriller instead. With detectives putting together video footage from several different sources, I actually almost had the ending figured out, but I have to admit to you... I was way off. Great twist.

The one on the right is actually a goblin.

Would I recommend this movie to a friend? Meh. There is no TNA, but there is a lot of opportunity. I think that Ojimbe Osama-san doesn't like the bewbs, just the faces. Not a bad thing, just a choice thing. Would I recommend this movie to a friend? Eh. There is plenty of action-on-the-rise so maybe I would say you should/could go watch it. Would I recommend this movie to a friend? Yeah. It's got enough in there to keep you going for a while, It's pretty diverse as long as you get over some of the lines that could have been retaken because the actors only gave a D+ effort.

Would I recomment this movie to a friend? Yes.

It will stick in my craw like the fourth kind with as much "Phsssh, I saw that coming". as "What the hell?" at the end. It won't keep me up at night like the Sixth Sense keeps up Drew Barrymore's character in 50 First Dates, but it will stick with me for a minute.

Enjoy it! I did.

Strange Creature found on Russian Coastline


The Fantastic 4

Phonetic Alphabet

Ever try to tell someone how to spell your name over the phone? It's not the easiest thing to to when half the letters in our alphabet sound just like the others. That is why humans created the phonetic alphabet. Instead of saying the letter, you say a word that starts with that letter. There is one for practically every language and alaphbet. This one is the current English variation that has been in use since 1955. It is used by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), ITU (International Telecommunication Union), and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration).

A - Alpha
B - Bravo
C - Charlie
D - Delta
E - Echo
F - Foxtrot
G - Golf
H - Hotel
I - India
J - Juliet
K - Kilo
L - Lima
M - Mike
N - November
O - Oscar
P - Papa
Q - Quebec
R - Romeo
S - Sierra
T - Tango
U - Uniform
V - Victor
W - Whiskey
X - Xray
Y - Yankee
Z - Zulu


Certain bodies prefer different spellings to some of the words. You will sometimes see:

Alfa (Alpha)
Juliett (Juliet)
Juliette (Juliet)
Oskar (Oscar)
Viktor (Victor)


There are also different ways to say numbers as well. This is taken from the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language:

0 - Zero
1 - Wun
2 - Too
3 - Tree
4 - Fower
5 - Fife
6 - Six
7 - Seven
8 - Ait
9 - Niner

Police Codes

Regular Police Codes (APCO)

10-1 Cannot understand your message.
10-2 Your message is understandable.
10-3 Stop transmitting.
10-4 Message received.
10-5 Relay message to ______.
10-6 Station is busy.
10-7 Out of service.
10-8 In service.
10-9 Repeat last message.
10-10 Negative.
10-11 _____ in service.
10-12 Stand by.
10-13 Report _____ conditions.
10-14 Information.
10-15 Message delivered.
10-16 Reply to message.
10-17 En route.
10-18 Urgent.
10-19 Contact _____.
10-20 Unit location.
10-21 Telephone ______.
10-22 Cancel last message.
10-23 Arrived at scene.
10-24 Assignment complete.
10-25 Meet _____.
10-26 Estimated time of arrival is _______.
10-27 Request drivers license information.
10-28 Request vehicle registration information.
10-29 Check records.
10-30 Use caution.
10-31 Pick up _____.
10-32 Units requested.
10-33 Emergency! Clear the air.
10-34 Correct time.

=======================

Extended APCO Police Codes

10-0 Use caution.
10-1 Signal weak.
10-2 Signal good.
10-3 Stop transmitting.
10-4 Message received.
10-5 Relay
10-6 Station is busy.
10-7 Out of service.
10-8 In service.
10-9 Repeat.
10-10 Fight in progress.
10-11 Animal problem.
10-12 Stand by.
10-13 Report conditions.
10-14 Prowler report.
10-15 Civil disturbance.
10-16 Domestic problem.
10-17 Meet complainant.
10-18 Urgent.
10-19 Go to station.
10-20 Advise your location.
10-21 Phone ______.
10-22 Disregard.
10-23 Arrived at scene.
10-24 Assignment complete.
10-25 Report to _____.
10-26 Detaining suspect.
10-27 Driver's license information.
10-28 Vehicle registration information.
10-29 Check records for want.
10-30 Unauthorized use of radio.
10-31 Crime in progress.
10-32 Person with a gun.
10-33 Emergency-all units stand by.
10-34 Riot.
10-35 Major crime alert.
10-36 Correct time.
10-37 Suspicious vehicle.
10-38 Stop suspicious vehicle.
10-39 Respond with sirens and flashers.
10-40 Do not use sirens and flashers.
10-41 Beginning shift.
10-42 End shift.
10-43 Information.
10-44 Permission to leave.
10-45 Dead animal.
10-46 Assist motorist.
10-47 Emergency road repair.
10-48 Traffic control.
10-49 Traffic signal out.
10-50 Traffic accident.
10-51 Request tow truck.
10-52 Request ambulance.
10-53 Roadway blocked.
10-54 Livestock on roadway.
10-55 Intoxicated driver.
10-56 Intoxicated pedestrian.
10-57 Hit and run accident.
10-58 Direct traffic.
10-59 Escort.
10-60 Squad in vicinity.
10-61 Personnel in vicinity.
10-62 Reply to message.
10-63 Prepare to copy.
10-64 Local message.
10-65 Net message.
10-66 Cancel message.
10-67 Clear for net message.
10-68 Dispatch information.
10-69 Message received.
10-70 Fire alarm.
10-71 Advise nature of alarm.
10-72 Report progress of alarm.
10-73 Smoke report.
10-74 Negative.
10-75 In contact with ______.
10-76 En route to _____.
10-77 Estimated time of arrival.
10-78 Request assistance.
10-79 Notify coroner.
10-80 Pursuit in progress.
10-81 Breathalyzer report.
10-82 Reserve lodgings.
10-83 School crossing assignment.
10-84 Estimated time of arrival.
10-85 Arrival delayed.
10-86 Operator on duty.
10-87 Pick up.
10-88 Advise phone number.
10-89 Bomb threat.
10-90 Bank alarm.
10-91 Pick up subject.
10-92 Illegally parked vehicle.
10-93 Blockage.
10-94 Drag racing.
10-95 Subject in custody.
10-96 Detain subject.
10-97 Test signal.
10-98 Prisoner escape.
10-99 Wanted or stolen.

Animal Group Names

Albatross

Rookery


Alligators

Congregation


Apes

Shrewdness, Troop


Antelope

Herd


Ants

Colony, Army, Swarm, Nest


Asses

Pace, Herd, Drove


Auks

Colony, Flock, Raft


Baboons

Troop, Flange


Bacteria

Culture


Badgers

Cete, Colony, Set, Company


Barracudas

Battery


Bats

Colony, Cloud


Bass

Shoal


Bears (General)

Sloth, Sleuth


Bears (Cubs)

Litter


Beavers

Colony, Family


Bees

Grist, Hive, Swarm, Nest


Birds (Chicks)

Brood, Clutch


Birds (Flight)

Flight


Birds (Game)

Volary, Brace, Plump, Knob


Birds (Ground)

Flock, Dissimulation


Birds (Sea)

Wreck


Bison

Herd


Bitterns

Sedge, Seige


Bloodhounds

Sute


Bobolinks

Chain


Buffalo

Herd, Troop, Gang, Obstinancy


Bullfinches

Bellowing


Bullocks

Drove


Butterflies

Flight, Flutter, (Many more)


Buzzards

Wake


Camels

Caravan, Train, Flock


Capons

Mews


Caribou

Herd


Caterpillars

Army


Cats (General)

Clowder, Clutter, Pounce, Dout, Nuisance, Glorying, Glare


Cats (Kittens)

Kindle, Litter, Intrigue


Cats (Wild)

Destruction


Cattle

Drove, Herd, Team


Cheetahs

Coalition


Chickens (General)

Brood, Peep


Chickens (Chicks)

Clutch, Chattering


Chinchilla

Colony


Choughs

Clattering


Clams

Bed


Cobras

Quiver


Cockroaches

Intrusion


Cod

Lap


Coots

Cover, Raft


Cormorants

Gulp


Cows

Kine


Coyotes

Band


Crabs

Cast


Cranes

Sedge, Seige


Crocodiles

Bask, Float


Crows

Murder, Horde, Parcel, Storytelling


Curlews

Herd


Deer (General)

Herd, Leash, Gang


Deer (Buck)

Brace, Clash


Deer (Roe)

Bevy


Dogs (General)

Kennel


Dogs (Curs)

Cowardice


Dogs (Hounds)

Cry, Mute, Pack


Dogs (Puppies)

Litter


Dogs (Wild)

Pack


Dolphins

Pod


Donkeys

Drove, Pace, Herd


Dotterel

Trip


Doves (General)

Dule, Bevy, Cote, Dole, Paddling


Doves (Turtle)

Pitying, Piteousness


Ducks (Flight)

Flock


Ducks (Ground)

Brace, badling


Ducks (Water)

Raft, Team, Paddling


Dunlins

Fling


Eagles

Convocation, Aerie


Eels

Swarm, Bed, Fry


Elephants

Herd, Memory


Elk

Gang, Herd


Emus

Mob


Falcons

Cast


Ferrets

Business, Cast, Fesnying


Finches

Charm


Fish (General)

Draft, Nest, Shoal, School ("school" is possibly a corruption of shoal)


Fish (Caught)

Catch, Drought, Haul


Flamingoes

Stand, Flamboyance


Flies

Business, Swarm, Cloud


Frogs

Army, Colony, Knot


Fox

Leash, Skulk, Earth, Lead, Troop


Geese (General)

Flock


Geese (Flight)

Skein


Geese (Ground)

Gaggle, Herd, Corps


Giraffes

Tower


Gnats

Cloud, Horde, Swarm


Gnus

Implausibility


Goats

Tribe, Trip, Drove, Herd, Flock


Goldfinches

Charm


Goldfish

Glint, Troubling


Gorillas

Band, Troop


Goshawks

Flight


Grasshoppers

Cloud


Greyhounds

Leash


Grouse

Pack, Covey


Guillemots

Bazaar


Gulls

Colony, Screech


Guinea Fowl

Confusion


Hawks (General)

Cast


Hawks (Flight)

Kettle


Hawks (Spiraling)

Boil


Hedgehogs

Array


Herons

Sedge, Siege, Hedge


Herring

Army, Shoal


Hippopotamuses

Bloat


Hornets

Nest, Bike


Horses (General)

Team, Harras, Stable, Troop, Stud (a group belonging to one owner)


Horses (Colts)

Rag, Rake


Horses (Ponies)

String


Horses (Wild)

Herd


Hummingbirds

Charm


Hyenas

Cackle, Clan


Impalas

Herd


Insects

Horde, Nest, Swarm, Rabble, Plague


Jays

Party, Scold, Band


Jellyfish

Smack, Brood


Kangaroos

Troop, Mob, Herd


Lapwings

Deceit


Larks

Exaltation, Ascension


Leopards

Leap


Lice

Flock


Lions

Pride, Sault, Troop


Lizards

Lounge


Locusts

Plague


Magpies

Tiding, Gulp, Murder, Charm


Mallards (General)

Brace


Mallards (Flight)

Sord


Martens

Richness


Mice

Mischief


Midges

Bite


Minnows

Shoal, Steam, Swarm


Moles

Labor, Company, Movement


Monkeys

Troop, Barrel, Carload, Cartload, Tribe


Moose

Herd


Mosquitoes

Scourge


Mudhens

Fleet


Mules

Pack, Span, Barren, Rake


Nightingales

Watch


Otters

Romp, Bevy, Family, Raft


Owls

Parliament, Stare


Oxen

Team, Yoke, Drove


Oysters

Bed


Parrots

Company, Pandemonium


Partridge

Covey, Bew


Peacocks

Muster, Ostentation, Pride


Pekingese

Pomp


Pelicans

Pod


Penguins (General)

Colony, Rookery, Huddle


Penguins (Nursery)

Crèche


Pheasants (General)

Nest, Nye


Pheasants (Brood)

Nide


Pheasants (Take-Off)

Bouquet


Pigeons

Flight, Flock, Kit


Pigs (General)

Drift, Drove


Pigs (Boars)

Singular, Sounder


Pigs (Hogs)

Team, Passel, Drift, Parcel


Pigs (Piglets)

Litter, Farrow


Pigs (Swine)

Sounder


Pilchards

Shoal


Plovers (General)

Congregation


Plovers (Flight)

Wing


Polecats

Chine


Porcupines

Prickle


Porpoises

Herd, Pod, School, Crowd, Shoal


Prairie Dogs

Coterie


Ptarmigans

Covey


Quail

Bevy, Covey


Rabbits (General)

Colony, Warren, Bury, Trace, Trip


Rabbits (Domestic)

Herd


Rabbits (Hares)

Down, Husk


Rabbits (Jackrabbit)

Husk


Rabbits (Young)

Litter, Nest


Raccoons

Gaze


Rats

Colony, Pack, Plague, Swarm


Rattlesnakes

Rhumba


Ravens

Unkindness, Storytelling


Reindeer

Herd


Rhinoceroses

Crash, Stubbornness


Roebucks

Bevy


Rooks

Building, Clamor, Parliament


Ruffs

Hill


Salamandars

Congress


Salmon

Run


Sandpipers

Fling


Sardines

Family


Scorpions

Bed, Nest


Seabirds

Wreck


Seals

Pod, Bob, Harem, Herd, Rookery


Sharks

Shiver, School, Shoal


Sheep

Drove, Flock, Down, Hurtle, Fold, Pack, Trip


Sheldrakes

Doading


Skylarks

Exultation


Squirrels

Dray, Scurry


Snails

Escargatoire, Rout, Walk


Snakes

Den, Nest, Pit, Bed, Knot


Snipe

Walk, Wisp


Sparrows

Host


Spiders

Cluster, Clutter


Springbok

Herd


Squirrels

Dray, Scurry


Starlings

Murmuration, Chattering


Stingrays

Fever


Stoats

Pack, Trip


Storks

Mustering, Muster


Swallows

Flight, Gulp


Swans (General)

Bevy, Bank, Herd


Swans (Flight)

Wedge, Flight


Swifts

Flock


Teal

Spring


Termites

Colony, Nest, Swarm, Brood


Thrush

Mutation


Tigers

Streak, Ambush


Toads

Knot, Knab, Nest


Trout

Hover


Turkeys

Rafter, Gang, Posse


Turtles

Bale, Nest, Turn, Dole


Turtle Doves

Pitying, Dule


Vipers

Generation, Nest


Vultures

Venue


Vultures (Circling)

Kettle


Walruses

Herd, Pod


Wasps

Nest, Swarm


Waterfowl

Knob, Plump


Weasles

Gang, Colony, Pack


Whales

Pod, Gam, Herd, School, Mod


Widgeons

Company


Wildfowl

Plump


Wolves (General)

Pack


Wolves (Moving)

Route, Rout


Wombats

Wisdom


Woodcocks

Fall


Woodpeckers

Descent


Worms

Bed, Clew, Bunch, Clat


Wrens

Herd


Zebras

Zeal, Crossing, Dazzle, Cohorts, Herd

"Monsters Inc" vs. "UP" vs. Dragon Ball Z

What's Up: Balloon Rescue combines many favourite films, and DESTROYS them.

Complete with Anti-Chinese Bigotry.

Harsh Bigotry.

Thank you France.

Boss Coffee - Tommy Lee Jones

Let me help you understand: Tommy Lee Jones is an alien sent to earth to discover all of the terrible things about Japan... I mean, all the normal things about earth. The only reason that he doesn't transform into GAWDZIRRA is Boss Canned Coffee, although when he was a TSA agent and an actor, he came close.

Boss Coffee gets him first, but later Softbank starts in on the action.





























































and...





and finally...

The Iridium Empire - Pauly Hart - Time Heals the Hurt - Boston

Mount Sinai - Emperical and Irrefutable Proof

Ronald Reagan 1980 Republican Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech

Thank you very much. We're using up prime time. Thank you very much. You're singing our song. Well, the first thrill tonight was to find myself for the first time in a long time in a movie on prime time. But this, as you can imagine, is the second big thrill. Mr. Chairman, Mr. Vice-President-to-be, this convention, my fellow citizens of this great nation:

With a deep awareness of the responsibility conferred by your trust, I accept your nomination for the Presidency of the United States. I do so with deep gratitude. And I think also I might interject on behalf of all of us our thanks to Detroit and the people of Michigan and to this city for the warm hospitality we've enjoyed. And I thank you for your wholehearted response to my recommendation in regard to George Bush as the candidate for Vice President.

I'm very proud of our party tonight. This convention has shown to all America a party united, with positive programs for solving the nation's problems, a party ready to build a new consensus with all those across the land who share a community of values embodied in these words: family, work, neighborhood, peace and freedom.

Now I know we've had a quarrel or two but only as to the method of attaining a goal. There was no argument here about the goal. As President, I will establish a liaison with the 50 Governors to encourage them to eliminate, wherever it exists, discrimination against women. I will monitor Federal laws to insure their implementation and to add statutes if they are needed.

More than anything else, I want my candidacy to unify our country, to renew the American spirit and sense of purpose. I want to carry our message to every American, regardless of party affiliation, who is a member of this community of shared values.

Never before in our history have Americans been called upon to face three grave threats to our very existence, any one of which could destroy us. We face a disintegrating economy, a weakened defense and an energy policy based on the sharing of scarcity.

The major issue in this campaign is the direct political, personal, and moral responsibility of Democratic Party leadership - in the White House and in the Congress - for this unprecedented calamity which has befallen us. They tell us they've done the most that humanly could be done. They say that the United States has had its day in the sun, that our nation has passed its zenith. They expect you to tell your children that the American people no longer have the will to cope with their problems; that the future will be one of sacrifice and few opportunities.

My fellow citizens, I utterly reject that view. The American people, the most generous on earth, who created the highest standard of living, are not going to accept the notion that we can only make a better world for others by moving backward ourselves. And those who believe we can have no business leading this nation.

I will not stand by and watch this great country destroy itself under mediocre leadership that drifts from one crisis to the next, eroding our national will and purpose. We have come together here because the American people deserve better from those to whom they entrust our nation's highest offices, and we stand united in our resolve to do something about it.

We need a rebirth of the American tradition of leadership at every level of government and in private life as well. The United States of America is unique in world history because it has a genius for leaders - many leaders - on many levels. But back in 1976, Mr. Carter said, "Trust me." And a lot of people did. And now, many of those people are out of work. Many have seen their savings eaten away by inflation. Many others on fixed incomes, especially the elderly, have watched helplessly as the cruel tax of inflation wasted away their purchasing power. And, today, a great many who trusted Mr. Carter wonder if we can survive the Carter policies of national defense.

"Trust me" government asks that we concentrate our hopes and dreams on one man; that we trust him to do what's best for us. But my view of government places trust not in one person or one party, but in those values that transcend persons and parties. The trust is where it belongs-in the people. The responsibility to live up to that trust is where it belongs, in their elected leaders. That kind of relationship, between the people and their elected leaders, is a special kind of compact.

Three-hundred-and-sixty years ago, in 1620, a group of families dared to cross a mighty ocean to build a future for themselves in a new world. When they arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts, they formed what they called a "compact," an agreement among themselves to build a community and abide by its laws.

This single act - the voluntary binding together of free people to live under the law - set the pattern for what was to come.

A century and a half later, the descendants of those people pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to found this nation. Some forfeited their fortunes and their lives; none sacrificed honor.

Four score and seven years later, Abraham Lincoln called upon the people of all America to renew their dedication and their commitment to a government of, for and by the people.

Isn't it once again time to renew our compact of freedom; to pledge to each other all that is best in our lives; all that gives meaning to them - for the sake of this, our beloved and blessed land?

Together, let us make this a new beginning. Let us make a commitment to care for the needy; to teach our children the values handed down to us by our families; to have the courage to defend those values and virtues and the willingness to sacrifice for them.

Let us pledge to restore, in our time, the American spirit of voluntary service, of cooperation, of private and community initiative; a spirit that flows like a deep and mighty river through the history of our nation.

As your nominee, I pledge to you to restore to the Federal Government the capacity to do the people's work without dominating their lives. I pledge to you a Government that will not only work well but wisely, its ability to act tempered by prudence, and its willingness to do good balanced by the knowledge that government is never more dangerous than when our desire to have it help us blinds us to its great power to harm us.

You know, the first Republican President once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no Administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the Government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three and a half years, he might hedge a little on that statement. But with the virtues that are our legacy as a free people and with the vigilance that sustains liberty, we still have time to use our renewed compact to overcome the injuries that have been done to America these past three and a half years.

First, we must overcome something the present Administration has cooked up: a new and altogether indigestible economic stew, one part inflation, one part high unemployment, one part recession, one part runaway taxes, one part deficit spending seasoned with an energy crisis. It's an economic stew that has turned the national stomach.

Ours are not problems of abstract economic theory. These are problems of flesh and blood; problems that cause pain and destroy the moral fiber of real people who should not suffer the further indignity of being told by the Government that it is all somehow their fault. We do not have inflation because - as Mr. Carter says - we've lived too well.

The head of a Government which has utterly refused to live within its means and which has, in the last few days, told us that this coming year's deficit will be $60 billion, dares to point the finger of blame at business and labor, both of which have been engaged in a losing struggle just trying to stay even.

High taxes, we are told, are somehow good for us, as if, when government spends our money it isn't inflationary, but when we spend it, it is. Those who preside over the worst energy shortage in our history tell us to use less so that we will run out of oil, gasoline and natural gas a little more slowly.

Well, now, conservation is desirable, of course, but we must not waste energy. But conservation is not the sole answer to our energy needs. America must get to work producing more energy. The Republican program for solving economic problems is based on growth and productivity. Large amounts of oil and natural gas lay beneath our land and off our shores, untouched because the present Administration seems to believe the American people would rather see more regulation, more taxes and more controls than more energy.

Coal offers a great potential. So does nuclear energy, produced under rigorous safety standards. It could supply electricity for thousands of industries and millions of jobs and homes. It must not be thwarted by a tiny minority opposed to economic growth which often finds friendly ears in regulatory agencies for its obstructionist campaigns. Now make no mistake. We will not permit the safety of our people or our environmental heritage to be jeopardized, but we are going to reaffirm that the economic prosperity of our people is a fundamental part of our environment.

Our problems are both acute and chronic, yet all we hear from those in positions of leadership are the same tired proposals for more Government tinkering, more meddling and more control - all of which led us to this sorry state in the first place. Can anyone look at the record of this Administration and say, "Well done"?

Can anyone compare the state of our economy when the Carter Administration took office with where we are today and say, "Keep up the good work"? Can anyone look at our reduced standing in the world today and say, "Let's have four more years of this"? I believe the American people are going to answer these questions, as you've answered them, in the first week of November and their answer will be, "No - we've had enough."

And then it will be up to us - beginning next January 20 - to offer an Administration and Congressional leadership of competence and more than a little courage. We must have the clarity of vision to see the difference between what is essential and what is merely desirable; and then the courage to bring our Government back under control. It is essential that we maintain both the forward momentum of economic growth and the strength of the safety net between those in our society who need help. We also believe it is essential that the integrity of all aspects of Social Security be preserved.

Beyond these essentials, I believe it is clear our Federal Government is overgrown and overweight. Indeed, it is time our Government should go on a diet. Therefore, my first act as chief executive will be to impose an immediate and thorough freeze on Federal hiring. Then, we are going to enlist the very best minds from business, labor and whatever quarter to conduct a detailed review of every department, bureau and agency that lives by Federal appropriation.

And we are also going to enlist the help and ideas of many dedicated and hard-working Government employees at all levels who want a more efficient Government just as much as the rest of us do. I know that many of them are demoralized by the confusion and waste they confront in their work as a result of failed and failing policies. Our instructions to the groups we enlist will be simple and direct. We will remind them that Government programs exist at the sufferance of the American taxpayer and are paid for with the money earned by working men and women and programs that represent a waste of their money - a theft from their pocketbooks must have that waste eliminated or that program must go. It must go by Executive Order where possible, by Congressional action where necessary. Everything that can be run more effectively by state and local government we shall turn over to state and local government, along with the funding sources to pay for it. We are going to put an end to the money merry-go-round where our money becomes Washington's money, to be spent by states and cities exactly the way the Federal bureaucrats tell us it has to be spent. I will not accept the excuse that the Federal Government has grown so big and powerful that it is beyond the control of any President, any administration or Congress. We are going to put an end to the notion that the American taxpayer exists to fund the Federal Government.

The Federal Government exists to serve the American people and to be accountable to the American people. On January 20, we are going to reestablish the truth. Also on that date we are going to initiate action to get substantial relief for our taxpaying citizens and action to put people back to work. None of this will be based on any new form on monetary tinkering of fiscal sleight-of-hand. We will simply apply to government the common sense that we use in our daily lives. Work and family are at the center of our lives, the foundation of our dignity as a free people. When we deprive people of what they have earned, to take away their jobs, we destroy the dignity and undermine their families.

We can't support families unless there are jobs; and we can't have jobs unless the people have both money to invest and the faith to invest it. These are concepts that stem from an economic system that for more than 200 years has helped us master a continent, create a previously undreamed of prosperity for our people and has fed millions of others around the globe and that system will continue to serve us in the future if our Government will stop ignored the basic values on which it was built and stop betraying the trust and good will of the American workers who keep it going.

The American people are carrying the heaviest peacetime tax burden in our nation's history -- and it will grow even heavier, under present law, next January. We are taxing ourselves into economic exhaustion and stagnation, crushing our ability and incentive to save, invest and produce. This must stop. We must halt this fiscal self-destruction and restore sanity to our economic system. I've long advocated a 30 percent reduction in income tax rates over a period of three years. This phased tax reduction would begin with a 10 percent "down payment" tax cut in 1981, which the Republicans in Congress and I have already proposed.

A phased reduction of tax rates would go a long way toward easing the heavy burden on the American people. But we shouldn't stop there.

Within the context of economic conditions and appropriate budget priorities during each fiscal year of my Presidency, I would strive to go further. This would include improvement in business depreciation taxes so we can stimulate investment in order to get plants and equipment replaced, put more Americans back to work and put our nation back on the road to being competitive in world commerce. We will also work to reduce the cost of government as a percentage of our gross national product.

The first task of national leadership is to set realistic and honest priorities in our policies and our budget, and I pledge that my administration will do that. When I talk of tax cuts, I am reminded that every major tax cut in this century has strengthened the economy, generated renewed productivity and ended up yielding new revenues for the Government by creating new investment, new jobs and more commerce among our people.

The present Administration has been forced by the Republicans to play follow-the-leader with regard to a tax cut. But in this election year we must take with the proverbial "grain of salt" any tax cut proposed by those who have already given us the greatest tax increase in our nation's history.

When those in leadership give us tax increases and tell us we must also do with less, have they thought about those who've always had less - especially the minorities? This is like telling them that just as they step on the first rung of the ladder of opportunity, the ladder is being pulled out from under them. That may be the Democratic leadership's message to the minorities, but it won't be our message. Ours, ours will be: We have to move ahead, but we're not going to leave anyone behind.

Thanks to the economic policies of the Democratic Party, millions of Americans find themselves out of work. Millions more have never even had a fair chance to learn new skills, hold a decent job or secure for themselves and their families a share in the prosperity of this nation. It's time to put America back to work, to make our cities and towns resound with the confident voices of men and women of all races, nationalities and faiths bringing home to their families a paycheck they can cash for honest money. For those without skills, we'll find a way to help them get new skills. For those without job opportunities we'll stimulate new opportunities, particularly in the inner cities where they live. For those who've abandoned hope, we'll restore hope and we'll welcome them into a great national crusade to make American great again.

When we move from domestic affairs, and cast our eyes abroad, we see an equally sorry chapter in the record of the present Administration:

-A Soviet combat brigade trains in Cuba, just 90 miles from our shores.

-A Soviet army of invasion occupies Afghanistan, further threatening our vital interests in the Middle East.

-America's defense strength is at its lowest ebb in a generation, while the Soviet Union is vastly outspending us in both strategic and conventional arms.

-Our European allies, looking nervously at the growing menace from the East, turn to us for leadership and fail to find it.

-And incredibly, more than 50, as you've been told from this platform so eloquently already, more than 50 of our fellow Americans have been help captive for over eight years - eight months by a dictatorial foreign power that holds us up to ridicule before the world. Adversaries large and small test our will and seek to confound our resolve, but we are given weakness when we need strength; vacillation when the times demand firmness.

The Carter Administration lives in a world of make-believe. Every day, drawing up a response to that day's problems, troubles, regardless of what happened yesterday and what'll happen tomorrow. But you and I live in a real world, where disasters are overtaking our nation without any real response from Washington. This is make-believe, self-deceit, and, above all, transparent hypocrisy. For example, Mr. Carter says he supports the volunteer Army, but he lets military pay and benefits slip so low that many of our enlisted personnel are actually eligible for food stamps. Reenlistment rates drop and, just recently, after he fought all week against a proposed pay increase for our men and women in the military, he then helicoptered out to our carrier the U.S.S. Nimitz, which was returning from long months of duty in the Indian Ocean, and told the crew of that chip that he advocated better pay for them and their comrades. Where does he really stand, now that he's back on shore?

Well, I'll tell you where I stand. I do not favor a peacetime draft or resignation, but I do favor pay and benefit levels that will attract and keep highly motivated men and women in our volunteer forces and back them up with an active reserve trained and ready for instant call in case of emergency. You know, there may be a sailor at the helm of the ship of state, but the ship has no rudder. Critical decisions are made at times almost in comic fashion, but who can laugh? Who was not embarrassed when the Administration handed a major propaganda victory in the United Nations to the enemies of Israel, our staunch Middle East ally for three decades, then claimed that the American vote was a "mistake," a "failure of communication" between the President, his Secretary of State and the U.N. Ambassador? Who does not feel a growing sense of unease as our allies, facing repeated instances of an amateurish and confused Administration, reluctantly conclude that American is unwilling or unable to fulfill its obligations as leader of the free world? Who does not feel rising alarm when the question in any discussion of foreign policy is no longer, "Should we do something?" but "Do we have the capacity to do anything?"

The Administration which has brought us to this state is seeking your endorsement for four more years of weakness, indecision, mediocrity, and incompetence. No. No. Americans should vote until he or she is asked: Is the United States stronger and more respected now than it was three-and-a-half years ago? Is the world safer, a safer place in which to life? It is the responsibility of the President of the United States, in working for peace, to insure that the safety of our people cannot successfully be threatened by a hostile foreign power. As President, fulfilling that responsibility will be my No. 1 priority.

We're not a warlike people. Quite the opposite. We always seek to live in peace. We resort to force infrequently and with great reluctance - and only after we've determined that it is absolutely necessary. We are awed - and rightly so - by the forces of destruction at loose in the world in this nuclear era. But neither can we be naive or foolish. Four times in my lifetime America has gone to war, bleeding the lives of its young men into the sands of island beachheads, the fields of Europe and the jungles and rice paddies of Asia. We know only too well that war comes not when the forces of freedom are strong, it is when they are weak that tyrants are tempted. We simply cannot learn these lessons the hard way again without risking our destruction.

Of all the objectives we seek, first and foremost is the establishment of lasting world peace. We must always stand ready to negotiate in good faith, ready to pursue any reasonable avenue that holds forth the promise of lessening tensions and furthering the prospects of peace. But let our friends and those who may wish us ill take note: the United States has an obligation to its citizens and to the people of the world never to let those who would destroy freedom dictate the future course of life on this planet. I would regard my election as proof that we have renewed our resolve to preserve world peace and freedom. That this nation will once again be strong enough to do that.

Now this evening marks the last step, save one, of a campaign that has taken Nancy and me from one end of this great nation to the other, over many months and thousands and thousands of miles. There are those who question the way we choose a President, who say that our process imposes difficult and exhausting burdens on those who seek the office. I have not found it so. It is impossible to capture in words the splendor of this vast continent which God has granted as our portion of His creation. There are no words to express the extraordinary strength and character of this breed of people we call Americans. Everywhere we've met thousands of Democrats, Independents and Republicans from all economic conditions, walks of life bound together in that community of shared values of family, work, neighborhood, peace and freedom. They are concerned, yes, they're not frightened. They're disturbed, but not dismayed. They are the kind of men and women Tom Paine had in mind when he wrote, during the darkest days of the American Revolution, "We have it in our power to begin the world over again." Nearly 150 years after Tom Paine wrote those words, an American President told the generation of the Great Depression that it had a "rendezvous with destiny." I believe this generation of Americans today also has a rendezvous with destiny.

Tonight, let us dedicate ourselves to renewing the American compact. I ask you not simply to "trust me," but to trust your values - our values - and to hold me responsible for living up to them. I ask you to trust that American spirit which knows no ethnic, religious, social, political, regional or economic boundaries; the spirit that burned with zeal in the hearts of millions of immigrants from every corner of the earth who came here in search of freedom.

Some say that spirit no longer exists. But I've seen it - I've felt it - all across the land, in the big cities, the small towns and in rural America. It's still there, ready to blaze into life if you and I will stimulate our economy, increase productivity and put America back to work. The time is now to limit Federal spending; to insist of a stable monetary reform and to free ourselves from imported oil. The time is now to resolve that the basis of a firm and principled foreign policy is one that takes the world as it is and seeks to change it by leadership and example, not by harangue, harassment or wishful thinking. The time is now to say that we shall seek new friendships and expand others and improve others, but we shall not do so by breaking our word or casting aside old friends and allies. And the time is now to redeem promises once made to the American people, by another candidate, in another time and another place.



He said:

"For three long years I have been going up and down this country preaching that government - Federal, state and local - costs too much. I shall not stop that preaching. As an immediate program of action, we must abolish useless offices. We must eliminate unnecessary functions of government.

"We must consolidate subdivisions of government and, like the private citizen, give up luxuries which we can no longer afford."

And then he said:

"I propose to you, my friends, and through you, that government of all kinds, big and little, be made solvent and that the example be set by the President of the United States and his Cabinet."

That was Franklin Delano Roosevelt's words as he accepted the Democratic nomination for President in 1932.



The time is now, my fellow Americans, to recapture our destiny, to take it into our own hands. And to do this it will take many of us, working together. I ask you tonight, all over this land, to volunteer your help in this cause so that we can carry our message through out the land.



Isn't it time that we, the people, carry out these unkept promises? That we pledge to each other and to all America on this July day 48 years later, that now we intend to do just that.

I have thought of something that's not a part of my speech and worried over whether I should do it. Can we doubt that only a Divine Providence placed this land, this island of freedom, here as a refuge for all those people in the world who yearn to breathe free? Jews and Christians enduring persecution behind the Iron Curtain; the boat people of Southeast Asia, Cuba, and of Haiti; the victims of drought and famine in Africa, the freedom fighters of Afghanistan, and our own countrymen held in savage captivity.

I'll confess that I've been a little afraid to suggest what I'm going to suggest. I'm more afraid not to. Can we begin our crusade joined together in a moment of silent prayer?

God bless America.

Thank you.