Thursday, January 24, 2008

G.P.S. Theft Ring Smashed

The Record of Bergen County published a front page, above the fold, story about the arrest of four teens that apparently are responsible for the rash of thefts of expensive G.P.S. devices from cars parked, mainly at shopping malls in and around Bergen and Hudson Counties of New Jersey.

North Bergen (Hudson County) police made the arrest which led to the charges being filed last weekend according to The Record. The devices many of which are valued at about six to seven hundred dollars were being resold for a fraction of that price.

It would seem to me that if this industry wants to improve the security of these devices all that it would require would be a chip which would not only read where the vehicle was located but where the device itself was located when turned on. Then if reported stolen the police could be directed to that location.

Perhaps the device does not have the ability to read the precise location but even if it added a few dollars to the initial cost of the device it would be well worth the added expense to develop the technology. Perhaps the industry could offer a subscription service as a premium so that a person might elect to pay for such security of the device.

It certainly would be a good way to discourage the theft of such a device. And by enforcing laws about being in possession of such a stolen device it would clearly discourage others from knowingly buying such a stolen device.

Of course the best way to stop people from stealing anything from a parked car is to simply never leave anything of value inside the car where others can see it. It only takes a couple of seconds to put it in the trunk. It takes a lot longer to replace a broken window.

However at this point in time the four youths named as reported by The Record are Michael Christopher Lutz, 18; Christopher Babilonia 18; and Hector Labatta, 19; all of North Bergen; and Johnathan Martinez, 18; of West New York.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Are U.F.O.’s Real?

It seems that I have been little inspired in writing anything lately. Not anything of value, not even any snake oil. That is assuming any of what I have ever written is of any value. I would like to think that some of it has at least a degree of merit. But in any event it keeps me out of trouble locked away in the snake pit with a computer to play with on a very cold winter day.

The political news is so boring that most people are burning out on it already. Perhaps that is the idea that if enough of the political nonsense is reported every day then we will all become so mind numbed to the real issues that we no longer care what they do or say in the beltway.

Most people like me are so busy simply trying to survive and watching our 401k going down the toilet that we don’t even have time to pay attention to the news. We are simply wrapped up in our work. On that front I am happy to learn that Quest Diagnostics has entered an agreement with General Motors for all new fleet vehicles.

That issue should prove to be a great cost savings to the company as I am certain that an excellent contract with great terms was written. What really excited me though was when it was announced in a town hall meeting that the vehicles will be retrofitted with rebuilt turbines which have been recently decommissioned by the United States Air Force.

There will be a few bugs to work out since as I reported to my manager when I hit the reverse thrusters on my test model I blew right past four accounts before I was able to stop. But I am sure that when that problem is resolved we will become more efficient at providing a great turn around time on specimens. Great idea Surya, on behalf of the crew thanks for the new rocket powered vehicles.

But now that I am finished discussing those things I want to address the issue of The U.F.O. phenomenon. Like I said before there isn’t much worth writing about. There are people who believe and people who don’t. I am undecided even though I have seen some unusual things in the night sky. As well I have some very good old friends in New Hampshire who lived many years ago in an area which had a great number of reported sightings.

I have no reason to question their sincerity and truthfulness in reporting what they had seen. One family had a house in an area which had regularly seen strange lights near their house in Merrimack County near
Mount Kearsarge, home of the old fire ranger station and one of my favorite childhood summer haunts.

It was also an area where in those days there were reports of what became known as the New Hampshire Ghost Ship. Some of my friends had experienced that craft following them at night.

What got me thinking about this subject was the recent reporting of a large unidentified object by many people in
a town in Texas. My personal belief is that many of these objects are advanced military craft which I understand is about fifty years ahead of the general aviation industry. In other words in fifty years our grandchildren will look up and simply say, look an Air Force fighter jet.

We of course see this sort of technology as extra terrestrial. Imagine if someone in the nineteen thirties saw a modern jet fighter. Their first thought would likely be invasion from Mars.

But this recent sighting in Texas seems to report a craft which was one mile long and a half mile wide. If the United States Military can get something that big off the ground then the people working at the area 51 skunk works are doing a really great job.

The thing which I find most interesting about the recent Texas ship is that there is virtually no reporting of it by main stream media other than the initial first day limited reporting. Has Uncle Sam ordered the story spiked? Let’s face it whether a real U.F.O. or military technology the Air Force isn’t saying anything.

Either way they have to deny it. The same old tired story military flares or helicopters flying in formation. Why not just say it is swamp gas or a weather balloon. But if it is in fact something other than military hardware why deny that people saw something which cannot be explained?

Is it because they think that people will panic and the country will fall into chaos? Perhaps that would have been true back in the 1950’s but I believe that today the reaction of the average person in the west would be how cool.

I am reminded of the old joke during the gas crunch of the 1970’s “Mr. President, I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that we have been invaded by Martians. The good news, they piss gasoline.”

So what is it really? I don’t know with any certainty, but I wish that those who do know would just come out and tell us that we have made contact. Maybe we can trade something for new energy technology. Maybe they just want a nice place to land so that they don’t always have to land in a swamp somewhere in the boondocks.

Anyway, that is all I have to write about at this moment. Like I said there isn’t much to write about lately. But as stated I am really excited about the new Quest Diagnostics jet powered vehicles.

Well, that is as issue for some other day. As Mork so often said Nah Noo, Nah Noo!

U.F.O. View of Quest Diagnostics Teterboro, New Jersey

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Texas U.F.O. Addendum:

Fifteen days after a through investigation by the United States Air Force into the Texas U.F.O. issue it was disclosed to the media that it was in fact ten fighter jets on training maneuvers which was what is alleged to have been witnessed by many individuals. Some reported that they had seen a very large craft flying very low and very fast.

Interestingly it was only two weeks ago that this same military which denied that there was any military activity in that area at the time in question. So how is it that now since the story has not gone away that anyone is expected to believe this cover, or should I write cover up?

With all of the taxpayer money which these good folks get from us you might think that they could come up with something more creditable for an explanation. And since I questioned why they can’t simply admit that there are some events like this which defy a rational explanation I now offer you a possible explanation to my own question.

Could it be that the U.S. military cannot admit to the citizenry whom it is sworn to defend that there is possibly something out there which is now here which is so awesome and technologically advanced which they cannot possibly fight against with our seemingly limited technology?

Is it that the U.S. military cannot admit that we are out gunned? I guess that it would have been a bad idea to even attempt to bring down something a mile long and a half mile wide anyway. If something that big can fly the chance is that the power plant might just be a nuclear driven machine.

Just the thought of something as big as that craft was reported to have been hitting the ground is pretty frightening as it would make a pretty big hole. God forbid that it crashes in a populated area. And if it is in anyway a nuclear power plant that just might cause a few problems for the cleanup crew and everyone else in Texas.

Perhaps the military brain trust has created a book on how to handle such a situation. Simply stick your head in the sand and hope that it goes away without too many people noticing. Then in order to handle the few who did in fact see it simply let L.E.D. the lame excuse department handle it.


Sunday, January 06, 2008

American Democracy’s Final Act

Americans have been fortunate to have been given the birthright gift of a democratic society. But is such a system perfect and free from threat? In conclusion of a conversation with my son I began to dwell on some of the things which he had said. That conversation is what leads to this article.

The conversation began with the topic of freedom of association and what the government might do to interfere with such freedom. It seems that the government wants to force upon a community in New Jersey things which the community objects to. This community is founded by a Christian association which under charter made over a century ago made all of the real property within the community the possession of the association.

Nothing wrong with that as it was done with the backing of its membership. But now it seems that a lesbian couple wants to have a civil union which is recognized by the State of New Jersey performed on the property of this association. This religious association apparently rents the facility to couples who wed at this beach facility.

Now it would seem that since this religious association is legally permitted to decide as a religious group, by way of freedom of association, to disallow the use of this facility by a lesbian couple, there should be no problem.

But it appears that according to some legal opinion there are mitigating factors which are being utilized to take this religious association to task. Apparently this religious association which is on a stretch of New Jersey’s beautiful shore received some money from either State or Federal treasury or perhaps both in order to repair beach erosion damage caused by a winter storm.

By accepting tax dollars this otherwise private community might have lost its right to disallow a lesbian couple from using its facilities. The courts will decide. A lesson to be learned here is that sometimes the hand that feeds you might also bite you. And yes that is an intentional reversal of the old saying.

But the conversation got far deeper after this. It got into what constitutes what is the difference between what a church might do to a member in church discipline and what if anything the government might do to intervene and interfere with that church discipline.

This leads to a few comments on the subject of Islam and
Sharia law. Do those who practice Islam have the right to practice Sharia law in the United States of America? My first comment was no, absolutely not!

But if that is the case then the question is raised, why might any church be permitted to practice any form of church discipline? Of course the thought is such law would not be permitted to be held as a standard to which non Muslims must follow.

But if it is a matter of simply holding Muslims to such a standard then is there really a problem? Of course the highest law which all Americans regardless of religious belief or lack thereof must come under is the Law of the Land. Sharia would possibly seek to overrule Constitutional law. Never must that be permitted.

But as it relates to actions within the Islamic community and those who profess to follow such dictates willingly why then is there a problem with those individuals subjecting themselves to Sharia law?

This issue leads to even more discussion which raised the subject which gives title to this article. Can it be possible that at some future date we will see the demise of our beloved Constitution and Bill of Rights in favor of Sharia law?

How might such a thing be possible? Imagine for a moment if there was a time in the near future that through legal immigration, birth and conversation to Islam a large portion of the American Populace was aligned with Islam and the dictates of Sharia.

If at this future date all of these devout Islamists were politically oriented what might be the result? Imagine if you will a man who has alliances and allegiance to Islam were to be elected to the highest office in the land. Perhaps a number of the members of the House and Senate were also cut from the same pattern.

And at this time the new President has the opportunity to appoint a number of Supreme Court Justices. Perhaps through a case being decided by this future Supreme Court it might be ruled that all Muslims must be guided and judged by a Sharia established court.

At the same time might it be possible for a majority of the populace now dedicated to the advancement of the new Islamic American State to pass laws eliminating the Bill of Rights and the Supreme Court in favor of a Sharia appointed Court that all Americans might be subject to?

Is it possible that as stated by my son, the ultimate democratic act, American Democracy’s final act might be the intentional democratic destruction of democracy itself at a ballot box? This is of course nothing more than theoretical ponderings of a Snake Oil Salesman on a winter afternoon. Or is it?

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Michael Savage a Plagiarist?

Plagiarism is the act of taking from someone else an original work or word and conveying it to others as if it is your own creation. It is something frowned upon in law and at the very least something done by people who have no honor or moral worth. It is something which is done by individuals who have no individual talent or are perhaps too inept to create their own work.

So, to hear Mark Levin refer to Michael Savage as a plagiarist on his syndicated talk show during the January 2, 2008 broadcast left me somewhat amused. I say that in view of how I define that action in the opening paragraph of this blog comment as it is in no way applicable to Michael Savage.

Savage is perhaps one of the most talented and creative talk show hosts in the business today. To call him simply a talk show host is in fact an insult. He is far more than that. He is a mentor in world history. He might very well better understand the significance of history as it relates to current events than most.

How is it that he must stand up to those who would attempt to suppress freedom of speech and at the same time face the derision of those who should rather be standing with him in his fight? After all, if he were to lose his lawsuit against CAIR, highly improbable yet a possibility, it would harm all talk show hosts.

Rather than insult the educational achievements of Savage, Mark Levin should be freely offering his legal expertise in assistance to Savage. To suggest that Savage is nothing because he has a “degree in food” is not a wise move on the part of Levin.

Eventually all talk show hosts are going to face the threat of suppression of their right to voice an opinion. Savage is simply the lightning rod. It is their responsibility as they hold a public trust of the public airwaves to unite with Savage in order to stop this threat.

It is also the responsibility of bloggers to stand up and support Savage with a united front of unity. Words do have power. What is written in defense of free speech and unity of thought might cause others to wake up. That is the real message of Savage to America. Wake Up Mark!

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A New Beginning

Well, the New Year is here and I have to say that it really feels much like the one which just left. But being the eternal optimist I am willing to give it a chance. When I think back over the events of the past year I believe that it was one filled with much heartbreak and contention. That is something which I am fairly well responsible for.

But there are others who played a roll in that debacle. And I wish all of them well in hope that 2008 proves to be more peaceful and prosperity is had by everyone. That is especially true for the few friends I have remaining at Quest Diagnostics wherever you might find yourself.

I wish the corporate leadership at Quest Diagnostics well and simply ask that when you are counting the profits that you always remember and never forget who it is that makes it possible for you to have so many beans to count. Yes, it is all of us.

On a personal note I wish well to those members of our family who lost loved ones this year. It seems that many of us had that sad experience this year, including myself. If for one reason only, to honor their memories, we find the inner strength to carry on then that is what we should do.

In our diverse family each of us as individuals likely have personal beliefs of God and eternity. Who is right and who is not is not so important as much as how it affects who we are as people and how we treat others. In the end we can find a way that makes us happy.

So having said all of that I will simply wish to each of you who are kind enough to see each day what this old Snake Oil Salesman has to say all of the good things that life has to offer. Please understand that I am only one individual on a ship that has many aboard.

Dreams Never Die.

Brotherhood forever!

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