Seawalls

I noticed a number of folks poking fun at Obama for buying a huge house near the ocean.  They say if he really believed the ocean level was going to rise, the property would soon be under water.  Actually, that’s not true.

The problem can be fixed by a seawall and a good boat.  To be safe from the grater storms caused by climate change, it would likely have to be at least eight feet high.  To be on the safe side, maybe it should be twelve feet.  He would want to make sure he had a good pump and electric generator as it is possible that some water might spill over even a sixteen-foot wall.  Moreover, there would certainly be some seepage under the wall.

All the roads going to and from the home would be underwater.  So, a boat would be needed to go to and from the land.  To be sure, it would have to be able to go a hundred or so miles.

Alternately, he could build a heliport and use a helicopter.  The hitch with that idea is that the vehicle would have to be well protected.  Even now, that part of the country is suseptable to storms.

Truth be told, if the dummycrats really believe that the ocean levels are going to rise, they might want to start building seawalls all along the coast.  Also true of rivers would need seawalls near the ocean.

By the way, this would likely mean building a seawall many miles along the Rio Grande river.  Ultimately, the ocean might divide that part of Mexico from the US.  I might be wrong, but the dummycrats wouldn’t like that.

Definition of a Milli-second

Some time ago, I had a laugh when I heard a definition for the millisecond as the time between when the traficlight turns green and the when the person in the car behind you honks his horn.  I suppose this is still true but we need to add another entry that just might be a little more accurate.  I have observed that it is now about the time between when someone goes on a shooting rampage and the time the dummycrats call for gun laws. (You might notice I waited a while before I wrote anything on the subject.  I actually have some respect for the survivors of those who were killed and those who were wounded.)

I find this very disrectful.  Then again, why should I expect the dummycrats to be respectful. That would require some intellegence.

It is just another reason I call them dummycrats.  None of the laws they suggest would have stopped any of the shootings.  I might add that one man in California killed two men with a knife.  Moreover, he took a gun from one of those he stabbed.  No gun law would have stopped those killings.  Moreover, had he not been stopped, he could have used the stolen gun to kill many more.

By the way, lest anyone forget, one of the most successful mass killers in this country used a truck full of fertilizer.  Two terrorists used pressure cookers and likely leaned the method on the web.

When I was in the Marines, I carried an M16 rifle, the military version of the AR15.  I suppose you might call the M16 an assault weapon, but it is capable of both semi and fully automatic.  An AR15 is not an assault rifle.  It only looks like one.  It is strictly semi-automatic.  There are many other rifles that fire semi-automatic.

The truth of the matter is, all known; the dummycrats simply want to rid the country of guns.  They don’t like the second amendment.  Actually, they don’t much like any of The Constitution.  It is why they keep trying to alter it or ignore it.  Oddly, they even use it to destroy it.  The truth is socialism is not compatible with The Constitution.  It is why the dummycrats keep trying to do away with it.

Let’s take the example of the First Amendment.  This is where you can say what you want, as long as it doesn’t interfere with their ideas.

Now I have one more definition for you: Racist.  This is when someone does or says something the dummycrats (specifically the squad) don’t like.  The label is applied automatically, sort of, like when a knee jerks when a doctor applies his little mallet to it.  By the way, using the term requires about the same amount of intelligence as the doctor’s mallet.  About the same intelligence of the dummycrat.

Who’s the Racist?

President Trump has said nothing racist.  He has done nothing racist.  On the contrary, he has done very much to help the African-Americans and the Hispanics.

On the other hand, all those of the squad all expect special treatment because they are racist.  It is casual to the most obvious observer.  Every time someone says anything about them, they yell racism.  It is a reflex and said without giving it any thought.

Not only are they racist, but they are also dumb.  It’s why all call them dummycrats.

Missing Mayor

Many have registered complaints that the mayor was missing during the recent power outage.  I don’t see why they would want to complain.  They should actually be thankful.  Because of his absence, the repair likely went faster.  Moreover, the repair was likely better with the man far out of reach.  It was probably a good thing that the mayor had other things on his mind: that is to say, things other than his real job, the one he is getting paid for, the one he was elected to do.

Just maybe someone ought to officially thank him for being absent.  Maybe it would be a good thing for him to know that the city is far better without his presence.

Formula-E Racing Cars

I guess, possibly, someone read my post about racing of electric cars.  They call the cars Formula-E (as apposed to Formula-1, etc).  It is somewhat limited though.  They only have a range of a little over a hundred miles.  There is no allowance for recharging the batteries during the race.  Clearly, it would take too long.  I have no idea how many will watch it, but I still wonder about the lack of noise.  I mean, that’s sort of why some people go to the races.

Nonetheless, it appears that the electric cars are making into the world of auto racing.

On another front, I checked with my car insurance agent to see if there are any special consideration for electric cars.  Apparently, there aren’t any, but the agent wasn’t really sure.  Of the hundreds of customers he has, none have electric cars.  Maybe that says something about them.

Removing All Doubt

Again the old saying is proven true.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opened her mouth and proved herself beyond all doubt that she is really dumb.  Not only is Nancy Pelosi not a racist, but she has used the label on others likely before AOC was old enough to realize it.  It goes to prove that she completely deserves the label of dummycrat.

To be sure, I am somewhat glad that AOC called Pelosi a racist.  It will give Pelosi firsthand knowledge of what it is like to be wrongfully plastered with the label.  Maybe Nancy will be a little more careful about improperly using the label.  However, I’m not holding out much hope on that.  According to the woman, all Republicans deserve the label, especially when they are African-American.

How to Become Rich

Some might not consider me an expert on the subject.  Yet, I am now 71.  I have seen a lot and I have seen a number of people who became rich, some somewhat quickly.  So, I write this for those unaware of these methods.  However, I suspect most will be disappointed.  Most people are already well aware of them.  To save some time, I will limit my methods to legal, though not necessarily honest ones.

  1. Inherit your fortune.  While this method has the highest chances of succeeding, most people don’t have a rich aunt or uncle.  This pretty much eliminates our chances.  Still, if you can make good friends with a multi-millionaire, you might still have success with this method.  On the other hand, some have succeeded in marrying the money.  Naturally, for this to work in a reasonable time, you would want to marry someone who is old.
  2. I do not recommend this method.  It is very rarely successful.  Oddly, in spite of the odds, people continue to try this method.  Carried to its end, it usually works for the house more often than the gambler.  Some like the idea of buying chances on lotteries.  Obviously, some people do win fortunes with this method.  The truth be known, you would be better off taking part in the old illegal numbers games.  As I said, though, I am going to steer free of the illegal methods.
  3. Come up with a really good idea. There is a long list of people who have made fortunes off of very simple things.  Many times, I have seen advertisements for things and I could kick myself for not thinking of the idea first.  Some are so obvious.  In some cases, the inventions don’t even need to be useful.  I think back over my past and I find some of the most successful things were the most useless.  (Would you believe pet rocks?  Yep!  It made someone into a millionaire.)
  4. Becoming a lawyer. This works in a number of ways.  Forget practicing law,  The tort laws have probably been the one thing that made millionaires out of more people than any other one thing.  One judgment can result in untold millions for just a few lawyers.  I hear the lawyers advertising that they want to help the victims.  The truth, however, is that they want to use it to make their fortunes.  Even if you can’t get involved in a good tort lawsuit, you can still get elected to public office.  Just look at the senators and representatives.  They go into office as paupers and come out with the money overflowing their pockets.  I can only guess how that happens but I would suspect that at least some of it is illegal.  So maybe I shouldn’t include it in my list.
  5. Oddly, it does work.  I heard on the news about a preacher that died and had a bank account of over a million dollars.  When they checked on him, they realized he was just very frugal.  To succeed at this, it does mean doing without some of the niceties in life, but it does work.  Moreover, when you have the money to pay cash for things, it saves a fortune on interest paid.  The truth be known, if you live like a pauper, you might become a millionaire.  If you live like a millionaire, you will likely become a pauper.
  6. Become injured. This one is borderline legal.  Yet, if you are truly injured by accident and you can show fault, you just might be able to become rich as the result of a judgment.  This might have a major disadvantage, though.  It might mean giving up an arm or leg, or possibly your health.  Another disadvantage of this is that your lawyer will likely benefit almost as much as you.  Most lawyers require a 40% contingency fee.
  7. Become a professional athlete. Most people would have better luck in a casino.
  8. Finally, you just might go out and earn it. I know most people don’t like this method.  It is the one that you will find most rewarding.  More important, it is impossible to ethically earn a fortune without being a help to others.  It is the primary advantage of the capitalist system.