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The Doubt Ceiling

August 7th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

Excerpts from “The Doubt Ceiling” by John P. Schumake

I have a better question: who is the person who is not arriving at the forefront in our current time of crisis? Perhaps he or she would like to step forth, but can’t.

…How do Cornelius Vanderbilt, George Westinghouse, John D. Rockefeller, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and T. Boone Pickens become the angry, avaricious, creative, dynamic inventors of whole realms of commerce and industry, the spinners of GOLD, the visionaries that caused new sorts of factories, different lines of communication, novel ways of conducting business, better ways of harnessing energy, amazing ways of working, and very individual ways of giving?

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The Life Is In the Blood

June 19th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

It was not my intention that any should die. Of course, I knew before we opened the vent that it was possible. I didn’t know the time of their nesting; in fact I didn’t even know what type of birds they were. They had made this a traditional nesting spot, and I had let it […]

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In Remembrance Of

May 29th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

God’s ability to remember someone (or some thing) has far more life-giving qualities than for you or I to remember someone. For me to recall a friend who has passed away, I might, with fond remembrance think about a time or two when we had been together. I might even merge those two moments. I […]

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Getting What You Paid For

May 15th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

I have an FST (friendliness span time) of about 6 hours. Well, actually, that’s an FSTWWWNP (friendliness span time when working with new people). The other day I had to purchase a new set of security certificates for a company I work for. We thought we’d try a new provider, someone with much lower prices. […]

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Are We Out of the Bretton Woods Yet?

April 10th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

Excerpts from “Are We Out of the Bretton Woods Yet?”

The Federal Accumulated debt (what we owe everyone) has exceeded 14 trillion dollars. That means that we can’t pay it back, but worse, we can scarcely pay the interest to all of our creditors, who include foreign countries organizations and individuals, whoever buys treasury bills…
…The Democrats have taken the attitude, “Since we can’t hope to pay any of this back, let’s just print more money, and as long as we are going down the toilet, let’s go out with a loud flush.” …
Nixon basically said, “Enough of this, we’re off the gold standard.” He told the Europe to basically go French themselves. A pall of silence was instantly cast across Europe and all of the investors in France immediately began to Alouette themselves…
…“Quantitative easing” he calls it. While it might be fine to print more shares when there is an incredible demand for your stock, and the printing of more shares is appropriately adjusted into the value, it is not good to do so when the demand is down and you are only doing it because you need money. This is what the Obama administration is doing. They need money to support their binging. They argue that a weakened dollar will invite more foreign purchases. While that might possibly have been true if Europe and Asia were experiencing a robust economy with substantial growth, that simply is not the case right now…

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Putting The Cart Before The Horse

April 3rd, 2011 by John P. Schumake

Why doesn’t it pay to put the cart before the horse?
…I will, however tell you this, “Giddy-Up” is just a quickened form of the phrase, “Get ye up.”
…which was said to have been one of the most cherished works in Thomas Jefferson’s library, until, of course, the library caught fire…
I would like to conclude these ramblings with a few wise words from Jethro Tull – not the Rock Band Jethro Tull, but the Jethro Tull who was born in March of 1674…

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Collective Jargoning

March 6th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

I’m not sure what collective bargaining is for humans, but I do know what it is for aliens…
…which is really just a perpetuated inter-galactic organize crime passed down Strogeristically from Blob boss to Blob boss, and named after Lars Stroger from Jupiter…
It’s a SHAME THAT WE TAKE THAT ATTITUDE OF ‘AGAINST’, for that adverse emotional response actually encapsulates the reason why we lost the ability to produce a good inter-stellar, gravitational pull vehicle to move us from planet to planet…
…Here’s the real problem for me. I could talk endlessly about the Blob Union’s inability to work with the management to compete against other life forms, and instead they took the same attitude that the Wisconsin Congressmen are taking today, “Ride a good horse till it drops.” So, here’s the problem for me:

…That’s actually nine certifications in one sleeve, and you know how long a Martian sleeve is…
…But you can’t fire them, no, you can’t fire them with a particle beam. Why? Because we are all under the same solar collective umbrella…
… And that, moi tovarisch, is collective bargaining.

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Ethics In Search Of Us

February 27th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

Excerpts from ‘Ethics In Search Of Us’

I have talked in the past with regard to what ‘our ethical behavior’ should be with regard to the treatment of bio-engineered creatures, … as we are on the threshold of beholding the scary, perhaps invasively and presumptuously wrong, but, nevertheless, inevitable…
As it may be inevitable that each of us may someday be sitting across a table from and having a conversation with someone who has four functioning eyeballs…

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