3.02.2011

Newspaper = Fishwrap

Old email making the rounds funny stuff.  Not sure when I last actually read a newspaper for anything other than the funny pages and that is getting to be pretty rare too

Newspapers and TV news cover stories I heard about 3 or 4 days ago on Instapundit, impart less information and the paper/tv usually gets the information wrong and has so much bias that it is ridiculously obvious. 

Anyhowthese gave me a chuckle.

An easy guide to keeping political news in perspective ....

1.      The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

2.      The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.

3.      The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country, and who are very good at crossword puzzles.

4.      USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.

5.      The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country, if they could find the time -- and if they didn't have to leave Southern California to do it.

6.      The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country.

7.      The New York Daily News is read by people who aren't too sure who's running the country and don't really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.

8.      The New York Post is read by people who don't care who is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.

9.      The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.

10.     The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped, minority, feminist, atheist dwarfs who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.

11.     The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.

12.     The Seattle Times is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.

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2.28.2011

Note to self

This is a note mainly for myself but may be of use to you I need to learn more about solar panels, marine deep cycle batteries and inverters.  If you have gadgets that need juice and dont want to run a generator (or cant afford one yet, like me) this solar panel set up may be the way to go.  Idea kicked off by post on SurvivalBlog about Suburban Preps on Long Island.

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2.27.2011

Basics

Good post over at A Matter or Preparedness - What Would You Do? on the need for a plain, non-wireless, non-electricity dependent phone.  They are cheap and could save your life.

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