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When emergency crews respond to a car or building fire in Passaic, a bill might soon be sent out.  – cbslocal.com

Hmmm.  Yeah.  So it is “We’ll take your taxes so we can save your shiat, but if you actually need us we’re going to bill you for the cost of us having to roll for you.”

What, they penalize people for using services they paid for already?

When the Passaic City Council meets next Tuesday, Mayor Alex Blanco said what they will not decide to do is levy fees against people in car accidents or building owners whose structures catch fire.

What they will do is go after the insurance companies.

If you are a policy owner, you are already paying for it — this fire department service charge provision,” the mayor told WCBS 880 reporter Levon Putney on Friday.

He said the fees would only be applied if claims are made, and no fees would be levied for those without insurance.

Does the Mayor just not get it?  If I’m a homeowner, I’m already paying for it by buying the firetrucks and paying the firemen’s salaries.

If you charge me for it on top of that and send it to my insurance saying I’m already paying for it, yes, and I’m going to pay again.  Three times in fact.

  1. Insurance premium
  2. Fire and emergency services
  3. Insurance premium goes up as insurance companies up their rates

The reporters says “Of course, a concern is that insurance companies will simply jack up their premiums.”

Mayor B responds:

“I feel that it would be unethical on their part,” Blanco said.

What would you bet that the mayor is and is surrounded by a bunch of liberal morons?  An insurance company concerned about ethics?

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Reportedly, microbiologist Dr. Coypu as found a link between common bread mold and black mold.  It is said that environmental stresses caused by common substances such as disinfectant, cat urine, and proximity to regular rapid heating and cooling cycles all can contribute to the expression of genes in a common bread mold that turn it into the much deadlier organism (S. chlorohalonata), with potent toxins and extreme tenacity.

This already makes it more difficult for people to have and feed children in the high-mold periods of spring and fall and we were very surprised to see a correlation with cat urine and disinfectant.  Perhaps some combination – a domestic trifecta, if you will – is what is putting families with small children and pets at high risk.  We are working closely with the CDC and NIH for both funding and guidance.  This is serious.

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Sorry about no new posts…thinking something to do with Imitrex has made me pretty sick and I haven’t even felt like getting up, much less post anything.

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Ok, to hell with that earlier whining. Here’s something you nerds ought to enjoy. I settled for an associate’s level in electronics, preferring to focus on optics/physics, so forgive me if I don’t get too hot-n-heavy with terminology.

The folks at Science Daily have put a really cool article out on a fourth type of electronic device. For the last two hundred years we’ve known about resistors and over time gone on to do funtastic things with capacitors and inductors. All are devices that have either pure impedance (resistor has a time-invariant resistance) or some kind of impedance based on phase changes to current (complex impedance). Some guy who believes in electronics heavily and makes or made a living based on that lie (that electrons really exist) will pick that last sentence apart – I don’t care.

In fact, it seems that some of the Brains who Believe in Lies (BBL’s, pronounced “bubbles”) have been observing some of these effects for decades, but didn’t understand it. I think McGoo’s Coypu chap has been secretly working in the background to suppress this knowledge. I tell you, the man has an agenda.

So these HP BBL’s guys have come up with a device that changes it’s resistance as a function of voltage applied to it in the past. It is a passive device (and will be described in terms of the unit Ohms). Which means, boys and girls, if they make enough of these things on one chip, you now will be able to boot your ‘puter’s OS only once (well, not if it is Windows)… and it will require no power unless you need to read or reset a bit. It may very well be “instant on” computing.

RSC has a great article on more of the nuts-n-bolts.

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Turns out when I was reading about Cindy McCain refusing to give out her tax returns, I began to think…”Hey, who did start this rather invasive practice of pressuring candidates what their tax returns were?”

I was gratified to find that the answer came from a place I was familiar with – Captains Quarters.

I for one would much rather see a presidential election run like a job interview. You fly someone in or they drop on by, you grill them a while, they give a presentation, a few phone interviews sprinkled in there for good measure.

But this idea of showing tax returns so everybody can see how much you donated to charity (which *really* has me wondering in one instance), how much you deducted, and how much you made.

Look, if someone asks me what I make in a year, I tell them to go to hell. Why should a presidential candidate not be able to?

If I make a legal living and file a legal tax return, the matter ends there.

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