Tuesday, March 21, 2017

True Cost Pricing Verses Internal Profits And External Losses

About 30 years or so I got my hands on a book by some professor in San Diego California. It was a self published book and I can't recall the title or his name but the jest of it is what this story is about.

Trucost’s third big finding is the coup de grace. Of the top 20 region-sectors ranked by environmental impacts, none would be profitable if environmental costs were fully integrated. Ponder that for a moment: None of the world’s top industrial sectors would be profitable if they were paying their full freight. Zero.
That amounts to an global industrial system built on sleight of hand. As Paul Hawken likes to put it, we are stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it GDP.
Trucost’s third big finding is the coup de grace. Of the top 20 region-sectors ranked by environmental impacts, none would be profitable if environmental costs were fully integrated. Ponder that for a moment: None of the world’s top industrial sectors would be profitable if they were paying their full freight. Zero.
That amounts to an global industrial system built on sleight of hand. As Paul Hawken likes to put it, we are stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it GDP.
So, if things we bought included the cost to society to make and dispose of, many people would make different choices. See more here.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Papa Wheelie's Readies For St. Patrick's Day Party

Papa Wheelie's pub in McKinleyville is getting ready for their St. Patricks Day celebration with corned beef and cabbage. 

They will have their new patio (which is still under construction they have big plans), open and they will be serving libations such as a dry Irish Stout, cherry cider and their full menu for those that are not fond of corned beef and cabbage. 

They will even have live music from Kindred Spirits from 8 to midnight too. 
Here's what they said they have planned:

This Friday is st. Patrick's Day! We are honored to present Kindred Spirits playing live music from 8 to midnight. There's dollar off any beer if you are wearing green! And we of course will be serving corned beef and cabbage. All are welcome even the snakes!


Papa wheelies is located in the old Captain Zach's Crab House across from McKinleyville Ace on the corner of Central and 1584 Reasor Rd. 

This just in. Here is a preview of what's to come.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Six Years Later And It's Getting Worse

It seems fitting that someone post something about a new anniversary we seem to have gotten used to. I haven't heard much from anywhere today about the uncontrolled meltdowns at Fukushima
except for a couple of posts from a friend or two on facebook. This video will just sort of get you up to date on the disaster. There are much scarier ones if you want to actually delve into the subject on youtube.
Happy Anniversary everybody. And I do mean everybody.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Radiothon Eureka Ca.

The Bicoastal Media FM music stations in Eureka Ca. are doing their annual 2 day radiothon to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis Tennessee.

KKHB-FM, Cool 105.5 FM at www.cool1055.com , KRED-FM Big Red Country 92.3 and 98.3 FM at www.kred923.com and KFMI aka Power 96.3 FM at www.power963.com are in the middle of their first day of fund raising going both today and tomorrow from 6 am to 7 pm on all 3 stations.

You can help by donating when you call 1-800-942-8771 and become a "Partner in Hope".  If they ask which station you are listening to, tell them Tom Sebourn sent you, the guy from KGOE. Don't worry, I don't get a cut of the action. It all goes to St. Jude.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

R.I.P. Alan Colmes

The afternoon drive host of KGOE 1480 in Eureka has died at the age of 66. Alan Colmes held the 3 to 6 pm time slot live on the station. His show was different than other progressive talk shows.
He will be missed.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

To The Person That Tried To Pass Me Tonight In A Hail Storm

Some folks just don't know how to drive in weather. It was in the 30's tonight as I was heading up US 101 just past Clam Beach Ca., it started to rain. The drops got bigger and more intense as I went up the hill toward Westhaven on my way to Trinidad.

I slowed below the speed limit as I noticed the rain had turned to slush on my windshield. I slowed a bit more as I continued over the hill watching the rain turn to a mix of hail and slushy snowy frozen stuff. A car about a half mile or more back was gaining on me and continued to close the gap as the road turned to a complete white out of frozen stuff. When it got to less than 100 feet of me in the fast lane as I was still gradually slowing, I noticed him turn into my lane. Turns out it wasn't really turning into my lane, it was now heading into on coming traffic heading south.

From my rear view mirrors, it looked as if the person was able to stay on the road but was now blocking south bound traffic which wasn't driving near as fast, and was able to avoid the car, I just kept going north at what I felt was a safe speed.

 I have seen this over and over during thunderstorms. You may feel like it's your right to go 65 miles an hour because it says you can on the sign, but the guy in front of you was giving you a hint and you chose to ignore it. You also ignored the fact that there was ice all over your windshield and the freeway. It is not your right to put the rest of us on the freeway in harms way. You are one lucky person that south bound big rig was half a block away and going slow when you turned in front of it. In my conclusion, you are either young and ignorant of such things, or you are a dumb ass. With that said, I hope you learned your lesson. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wow! Talk About Blowhards And Tinfoil Hats!

I am evidently a blowhard and conspiracy theorist. At least that's how my posts are sometimes categorized by the leading Humboldt County online news source these days.

For the record, I don't buy the 911 investigations findings. I have talked to FBI about it, obtained the flight manifests of the four jets that were involved. None of the so called hijackers seemed to have purchased tickets or boarding passes for the flights. I can't get on a train or a bus without a ticket so I don't know how that happened. Then there is the building that wasn't hit by a plane. WTC7. It fell at near free fall speeds that day many hours after the two main buildings fell on the morning of 9/11/2001. The guy that led the investigation, US Senator Joe Lieberman when asked about WTC7 said "it never happened". You can scroll down to the bottom of this blog and see the youtube video of him saying that for yourself. That and the fact that I used to be related by marriage to a metallurgist that did government contract work which told me that steel doesn't turn to dust in mid air like that have me questioning the official 9/11 report. That investigation I should point out started over a year after the attack, after all the steel had been removed and recycled. The crime scene had been totally compromised in the name of commerce and moving along.

I have not come to any real conclusions about this incident other than that it seems they didn't want' to really find out what happened. Why were there no airport cameras showing terrorists boarding planes without tickets? Why were dozens of video cameras at The Pentagon turned off?
How do the 4"thick parallel center elevator columns turn to dust on camera as the buildings explode out rather than pancaking? These steel columns should have remained in the center of the building reaching several floors above the rubble. They were turned to dust.

And don't even get me started on the almost complete media blackout of the Fukushima total melt down still going on six years later next month. You won't hear much about it from our government much less the media, local or otherwise.

All I really have are a lot of questions but if that makes me a tinfoil hat blowhard, so be it.  If asking questions based on available information (which is what a reporter is supposed to do) makes one a blowhard or tinfoil hat wearer, we need to reevaluate what it means to be a reporter. Simply ignoring unanswered questions is not how we move forward on stories like these. I would like to thank CNN's Jake Tapper for going the extra mile and actually speaking truth to power when dealing with a true tinfoil hat wearer, our new president.
Photo Source: Americannewsx.com

Trump tweeted:
Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred. @MSNBC & @CNN are unwatchable. @foxandfriends is great!
3:40 AM - 15 Feb 2017

Elezabeth Preza at Raw Story has more on the commander in tweet.

These are facts’: CNN’s Jake Tapper humiliates Trump for calling news reports ‘conspiracy theories’

CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday humiliated Donald Trump’s claim that the barrage of negative news stories related to his administration are “conspiracy theories,” taking moment to explain to the president what differentiates a conspiracy theory from actual, real news.

Tapper goes on to explain the difference between fake news and journalism.

The media, of course did not fire Gen. Flynn, President Trump did,” Tapper said. “Now what the media did do was reveal to the nation that Gen. Flynn had lied to the Trump team—including Vice President Pence—when he claimed he never discussed Obama’s sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador.”

President Trump knew this at least as early as Jan. 26,” Tapper added. “But he did not act on this until media revealed the truth to you, and, as it turns out, Vice President Pence.”

The CNN host then turned to Trump’s twitter reactions about the ongoing Flynn saga, wherein the president blamed the negative reports on “conspiracy theories”:

Read more here at Raw Story dot com

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