Sorry, but you lost your Country!

Or so it seems.

Epic Failure

Epic Failure

An important reminder! The less dependent on Government and others you are, the better your life will be in the future. It won’t be our Children that fix what’s coming, nor will it be our Grandchildren, that possibility has already been eliminated.

The war to divide us rages on! Ileana draws from her hands on life experience. I swapped a few emails with her yesterday. Her education certainly enhances her credibility in my eyes, as she is a PHD, and has taught Economics for a good many years. But it’s her hands on experience that I respect most, and her blow by blow account of what happened in Romania, she was there, and some of her accounts chillingly parallel to our current events.

Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh is my favorite American. She arrived here with nothing, and quickly understood the rarity of our ‘rule of law’ and the freedoms we HAD here. She has been out spoken, and other Romanian professionals I know are scared, their scars are a reminder of why they need be quiet.

So yesterday, I note the new effort to divide us is trickling down to the progressive foot soldiers on the street. Posts that if you have concerns about illegals coming across the border you are a Bigot.  Notes about people coming here years ago and being welcomed in, and a note that all these children showing up on the border should be equally welcome as well. All those warning about TB that is resistant to antibiotics, the need to screen these people as we once did. The recent news that even the CDC has failed to enforce their critically important protocols!  It is a sign that all too many among us believe in magic. Bring any of this up, and they’ll tell you how petty you are.

Dr. Paugh is economist, and of course she knows that 18 trillion in debt means we are a far different country than 100 years ago. But she also recognizes that every effort to divide us is EXACTLY what happened in Romania.  She remembers the Government moving people into her Father’s house, and the people who didn’t hold their tongue when their property was confiscated disappeared in the middle of the night.

I’m a Bigot if I don’t like the fact that some Gay people, especially teachers have joined the progressive movement and work to eradicate religious Freedoms here.  But I recognize, there are a good many Gay people who are libertarians they note that the Government should have no right to tell them what kind of contracts they form with others, as it should be none of their effing business.

But here’s my guess, and I am a betting man, so tell me how much you’ll wager. WE HAVE already lost our country, and this is why so many on the right are attempting to offer the same promises of free stuff that the left does. Most of my black friends have no clue, that their vote no longer matters. We have arrived at that point where the only thing that will decide an election is who is willing to offer the most free stuff. I think it was about 10 years back that Harry Reid let it slip out that ‘they’ didn’t know what to do, and he was very concerned about those on the left of him having irrational expectations. The DNC chose to go with the flow versus educate their base that we can not continue building on our debt forever.

At this point, all that is left .. is my wish that my Grandchildren know that it was my hope I could help leave them the same freedom and opportunity that was afforded me, and I took no part in welcoming the change.

So.. I’m a bigot, I’m a racist, and I do bash ignorant Gays just like I do my other friends. Smart gay people know that when the Robinson’s lose their Freedom to believe as they do, so do the rest of us. For it is written in the history books, and all so easy to study.

The word cocksure comes to mind.. my mind is full of doubts, but I know people who have never harboured a doubt in their whole lives.

Of all the people I watch or listen to, Dennis Miller has processed what has happened, and has a plan, he knows we have lost our culture, and he has mentioned he believes there are people who WILL mess you up if you make too many waves. He’s likely right.. If only O’Reilly had Miller’s intellect, Miller runs about a light year ahead of O’Reilly..

All the best, and do prepare, the DIYer will live the better life in the future, and your services will be in great demand.


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Rewarding Every Wrong Behavior, now it’s Bergdahl.


Obama-Lands-at-NUMMI to honor Solyndra

Let me offer you some advice on predicting the future.

America is currently about rewarding EVERY undesirable behavior. It was once thought a good thing for Americans to save money, and is that why the U.S. Government has rewarded the most desirable behavior with no interest on savings?

The President landing on NUMMI’s grave, so he could honor a Green scam like Solyndra, that really happened you know, and it never stops.

We Viet Nam era Vets remember the way many treated us, we remember Jane Fonda, and John Kerry, and many apparently forgot how many of us were drafted into the service.

One thing this Administration may not understand, most of us have taken an oath to never allow our Government or the Public to discount and mistreat our younger Brothers who >have< served with honor.

To honor a Deserter is the height of dishonoring every Veteran who ever served. Go ahead, pick on Bergdahl’s Platoon, you apparently have no idea of the rage you create in us.

We love our Country, but we are totally ashamed of the Whitehouse staff, their lies are totally transparent to any person who has served.

 For you active duty Soldiers, that ole man who held the door open for you, the one who offered to help carry one of your bags. He’s likely a Viet Nam Vet, or a person who knows our story.

Now, let’s look into our crystal ball and predict the future!

Crystal Ball

History repeats itself.

Chuck Hagel, John Kerry, President Obama >WILL< make the Civilians who prosecuted the Viet Nam war look like experts. It’s like the President surrounds himself with the weak, and quickly gets rid of anyone who knows about gravity.  All three of these men are bent over, with their pants down, and Susan Rice tells us it’s a great look.

You’ll remember the biggest lie, “the war is nearly over”.

Have a great day….




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Watch your friends Rationalize Ivanpagh

Isn’t it time to have a little fun with Ivanpagh?

Just another Monolith?

This is a great learning topic, just how much natural gas can Ivanpagh burn and your friends find it acceptable?

Be prepared to see a staggering amount of maintenance expense, I wonder how many portable cords the sand rats have chewed through in the maze of heliostat controls already?  

As you watch people deceive themselves, keep an eye open for those loons who talk about efficiencies per square foot, as if that has >anything< to do with reality on earth.  It will always be about cost/KWH.

Bring on the fracking, Ivanpah needs the NG!

Added 6/1/2014 0930hrs.

There is a way to directly compare Ivanpagh to the  Roadruner power plant that EPE buys power from.  The Road Runner is a KISS design per my measure, a single axis, ganged tracker, a single tracking element pointing a number of cost effective PV panels, no fluids, and a tiny fraction of the complexity and ongoing maintenance costs.

We need look at Ivanpagh from a grid perspective, as this is where the load is.

In reality, Ivanpagh attempts to be two types of power plants, one powered by radiated solar energy, the other powered by natural gas.

If we look at the Natural Gas portion, we need look at the energy conversions, and compare them to a modern Gas Turbine power plant running Natural Gas. What are the differences in efficiencies, and more importantly, should we compare the economies of scale that a company like Powersouth has over Ivanpagh? What kind of contract does Ivanpagh hold for natural gas, and what is the known future price for that fuel, this year, and 20 years from now? Some companies currently hold contracts for the next 25 years.

From the grid perspective, we don’t care who fills in the holes of power production, and if the roadrunner partners with an energy producer that operates on a much higher economy of scale, wouldn’t that be best for them AND the consumer?

Ivanpagh WILL be an orphan, it was not designed by those who understand the dynamics of the market, and the realities of maintaining ‘specialty’ equipment. This >is< the power plant your Professor might like to build, and we need to keep in mind, he’s likely never left the classroom.

Those who have stood up in the field looking into a brisk wind know that you never feel that that in your face in the classroom, and those who have never left the class room may never have learned NOT to piss into the wind.





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Young people will never know how much fun it was for the public to hate the Phone Company. Can you imagine what would happen if every  Bell System ‘Unix like’ kernel crashed today?  And that implant? Just who in DC doesn’t have one? Just what doesn’t rely on a time division multiplexer, and an accurate source of timing? What is the dependence on GPS, and who doesn’t have a good clock of their own? The President thinks he writes executive orders on his own accord, and we think those thoughts that run through our heads are our own? If you catch yourself overusing the word ‘extreme’. If you keep telling your friends “they’re smarter than that”. If you always know you are right in every conversation (cocksure). You might have the CC. So many people seem to have no doubts, was it the same when they knew the earth was flat, and those who ruled REFUSED to look through the telescope? And here’s a link for your friends who know it should all be free :-)


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The Public Poll

Tuskegee Pilots

There’s an APP for that. I’m old enough to have observed some of the first Artificial Intelligence programs struggle in a PC.  Short words, few MIPS, little ram…. were huge road blocks.

Now days, AI is so good, it can read an email, and give you the best of the canned responses. It can ‘look’ just as personal as the emails you get from your Senator.

Michael Shermer’s theories on patternicity, and how the human brain works. Combine this with feed back loops, who did good, and what did they like?

Tuskegee pilots, I’d bet $1000 every one of them liked to chop wood, but who would know the connection?

But my muse is about Facebook and all of social media, and the data mining that is done.  If you’re mining gold, you have to pick through a lot of other stuff to get it. Is Facebook data mining equipment? what’s on the back end, and what are the products sold? You likely know the answer.

But now the question, isn’t it time to inject some garbage into your posts? There are words and phrases ‘OWNED’ by one group or another. Why not an app that injects a little language into your posts? A mention of ‘RUBBER BABY BUGGY BUMPERS’, does it deliver you an advertisement on the RH side of your screen?

I have an analogy… “like pissing just a little in a quart of fresh squeezed orange juice”. If the app isn’t out there already, it will be. ‘The one that injects random garbage into your posts.’  But you can bet it will watch your keystrokes and sell your every thought :-)

#Dude, I like the Red Chinese Marching girls, and the extreme weather, but this all happened two years ago. That Chevrolet has nice paint, but I’d rather drive a Ford.

My Senators are sifting through the data, it’s important for them to discover  what they need to think. They tally all the responses and know what their supporters need to hear.

The NBA was quick to take a poll. They understood that 98 percent of the public was outraged by what Sterling said in a private conversation. This is exactly the kind of thing my Senator Cantwell will use to guide here efforts, ‘the popular thing’. What Adam Silver did was popular, maybe even with the majority of the SCOTUS?  The microphones are on, and every reporter is looking for the next big story!  Will he be white, black, or in between?

Have a nice day.

George B.


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Jerry Bartlett (Crazy Jerry) top honors in Mileage contest.

If you are a friend of Utterpower, you’ve heard the name Jerry Bartlett more than once.

Jerry recently shared with me that he was making good progress in getting a car ready for a high mileage contest and the results are in!

Before you read the coverage, I want to mention the Triumph spitfire, few people will know what a light weight this car is (was) till you start tearing into it. Maybe 30 years ago, a friend attempted putting a Ford Pinto engine in a spitfire, and it seemed that half the engine was above the hood line! It is no wonder the spitfire was chosen for a lightweight high mileage chassis.

Do note that Jerry donated his prize money for his win.  That’s no surprise to me, and I’d bet that most all of Jerry’s friends know that money is not what motivates Jerry to do what he does.

Congratulations Jerry, the car looks great, and obviously does more than you set out to do!

Jerry Bartlett, one of my favorite AE DIYers, hands on is where it’s at.


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Managers Given Guns

And what it means to you.

Randy's Arc

The BLM lights the fuse

I think every parent should make time to teach their children Chess. Checkers is the place to start, but Chess is so much more rewarding, and more like real life.

This week has given us more lessons to reflect on, and I think it’s a splendid example of the power our ever growing Federal Government thinks it has. And interesting battle has been brewing for some time, and it doesn’t really matter what side you take, it’s worth your analysis.

The Bureau of Land Management in Nevada decided it was time to settle up the score with Cliven Bundy, you can find all the stories on the net you’d care to read.

What you need get out of it, is that the ‘BLM’ Bureau of Land Management, no longer see themselves as managers, but now they’re ‘Armed Enforcers’, equipped with military weapons, and even sniper training according to witnesses.  This is exactly what has happened in other countries  when Government grows ever larger, they seem to take on every role.

However wrong Bundy is, it does not give you or the Government authority to operate outside the law.  The BLM brought in heavy equipment, destroyed property belonging to Bundy, and according to witnesses shot animals, one bull was in a pen and shot five times from a helicopter.  IF true, can we rationalize the senseless killing of an animal for revenge?

What should alarm you is there are people who condone what the BLM did, they suggest that Bundy had it coming.

There’s a good change, that the BLM has given Bundy the winning hand in court.  They had the high ground, and gave it away. All Bundy’s Attorney need do is ask the BLM for the court order that gave the BLM permission to destroy property and shoot animals, if they don’t produce that, then YOU will likely pay.. I think that’s the big problem here, the BLM didn’t pay the millions, they spent to organize the round up of Bundy’s cattle, or hiring the trucks to transport cattle illegally across state lines (their intended goal).

It’s interesting to note that the Utah Governor ordered that the cattle not be brought to Utah without the typical brand inspections, health checks, and proper authorization. He clearly understood that this action was clearly outside of the law, and acted to protect the taxpayers of Utah that might have become part of a nasty and expensive lawsuit.

We’ll all get to see this played out in court. but what we should note.. is there are citizens, and even elected officials like Harry Reid that might approved of what they did?

Here’s Jon Ralston comment:

If we listen to people like Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh, we hear first hand accounts that this is exactly how it all started in Romania. First came the division of the people, rich against poor, and then, any small divide between the people was exploited. Can anyone argue that this is not happening here?

I think we’ll look back on these days and note how few people have the skills to anticipate even two chess moves ahead.

George B.

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Another find! 12/2 new in the crate, and an Utterpower PMG!


This item found by a friend of utterpower, I’m sure both pieces found a great home..

As a public service, wish I could remember who just asked for a 12/2 :-(

As you might have noted, 12/2s are getting hard to find, and the clones are mighty expensive (by my standards).

But now, a very motivated seller in Utah, he’s asking for $2500 for the 12/2 and $1000 for the PMG with pulley, and this is the one with improved and generous connection box.

Terry has pictures, you can email him or call him…  very motivated, so do not hesitate to make an offer, he needs the room, and as happens, life’s plans have been altered..



Yes, this contact info has been altered slightly to keep robots from spamming Terry.. give him a call! This is a popular brand of 12/2 clone. If you can’t decipher the email or phone number you shouldn’t be around machinery..





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The Mother of Automation?




The SeaTac $15 minimum wage.

The SeaTac $15 minimum wage.


Quote: The mother of Automation is the Higher Cost of Labor.

George B. 2014

No… you shouldn’t expect the cocksure to ever figure this out.. especially Socialists like Kshama Saywant and my Washington State Senators to mention a few.

If you haven’t been following Seattle’s City Council Socialist Kashama Saywant, you are missing a good show.  Her goal is to raise the Minimum wage For Seattle to $15 an hour. This WILL literally destroy a lot of small business because the business model they are founded on will not work with the higher cost of labor. Saywant has no sense of business, which allows her to operate within the utopian business plan.

Bill Gates is a liberal in many if not most ways, but he warns of what’s ahead.  all I attempt to share here is Saywant unwittingly accelerates what WILL happen, and that is… a superior hamburger will be made by automation soon. Saywant’s efforts just makes it happen soonest.

But perhaps even as obtuse, are my Senators,…… one should know better…

All the best,

George B.

PS… I claim the Quote on Automation, it’s been going on since the wheel, but it’s possible we see more changes in a month, than some saw in a lifetime.




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Who do you trust?



Here’s a brand new post:

Isn’t it about time you note how corrupt >your< government is…..



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