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The Trooper
01 November 2009 @ 02:39 pm
If you could go back in time to another decade, which decade would you choose and why? Would you want to return or stay there? What if you could bring one other person with you?

"ah, yes, that.... well it turns out that it (time travel) will be common in the very close future, the concept is actually quite simple, just, no one has the money to do it, except CERN. I'll let you answer those questions on your own when the opportunity comes." 

1938-1948, ww2 starts, pinnacle of aviation is in that area, (quantum physics studies start, particle physics studies start, well the theories anyways) Manhattan Project, quite a bit of things in that region of time
Current Location: TX temporary home
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Alexander the Great- Iron Maiden
The Trooper
well, as of about 3 weeks ago, i decided to get a pet fox, at least do some research on owning one. over time getting quite excited over the thought. However, today I found some pet laws in my state, apparently foxes are illegal as pets, due to some liberal BS, as usual, i mean this IS Massachusetts, home of the most liberal population, and, sorry :), the lowest IQ in the country. I don't know, I thought I lived in the United States, ya know, that "free"country everyone hates, WTF! if we're to live with all these liberal restrictions, that's the real name for laws, then why does everyone HATE us? yes, it makes perfect sense now...NOT

wow, how did i get from pet foxes to hating liberals, lol
Current Mood: aggravatedWTF
Current Music: The Outsider, A Perfect Circle
The Trooper
29 August 2009 @ 12:55 am
well, I got back from Basic Training, in May. kinda forgot about Lj, but anyways, I survived...
Current Music: Wings-Tool
The Trooper
07 March 2009 @ 12:30 am
What recently developed technology—cell phones, wi-fi, laptops, handheld gaming devices, etc.—do you think has had the worst influence on how people behave in public?
I would have to say cell phones... not just talking, texting while driving irritates me to no end, and the occasional jerk that's walking around SCREAMING on his phone.
The Trooper
05 March 2009 @ 11:33 pm
What's on your list of dealbreakers when it comes to romantic relationships?
potheads, drug addicts, and just plain STUPIDITY...
Current Music: Children of Bodom Blooddrunk(album)
The Trooper
01 March 2009 @ 03:07 pm
ok, I actually finally realized that my computer is running about a month ahead of the rest of the world, every so often, without me noticing, the system clock will jump around a bit, months usually, kinda weird...
Current Music: Tool- Vicarious
The Trooper
13 February 2009 @ 09:05 pm
Do you suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia or know anyone who does?
no I actually quite enjoy these days, really weird, i actually always have good luck on these days,
The Trooper
12 February 2009 @ 11:03 am
If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
Fighter Pilot
The Trooper
11 February 2009 @ 09:16 pm
ok, so apparently, my family has some royalty  http://macewan.pbwiki.com/castle   http://www.clanewenusa.org/     my mother's mother was related to an Scottish king, the castle is still around (kinda).  my mother's father's family (Irish) started in France, moved to Great Britain and founded a shipbuilding company. one such ship was named the Mayflower (we all know where that lead to), one of their descendants was in the British army and during the Revolutionary War, defected to the Americans side and fought with the Colonial Army. he was then going to be sent to Britain to be tried as a traitor, but the king pardoned all of them. I have no idea what my fathers side did though.
The Trooper
11 February 2009 @ 06:26 pm
Beer & taxes

Our tax system explained in terms of beer

A brilliant explanation of our tax system using actual percentages, the impact of a tax cut, and the public reaction that even Obama should be able to understand.
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So, that's what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. "Since you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20. "Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes, so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men - the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?'

They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.

And so -

The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 ( 22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $ 59 (16% savings).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.
"I only got a dollar out of the $20,"declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man," but he got $10!"

"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!"

"That's true!!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up. The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
University of Georgia

For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not, or will not, understand, no explanation is possible

The next is this "economic stimulus." ok, if we're already in a recession, why lose more money, it's like taking a loan out just to go to a casino.
Current Music: Iron Maiden- Powerslave