Dansideas's Blog

January 2, 2010

Credit Card Revolution

Ok folks, it is time we as a nation and all others in the world also, start a Credit Card Revolution against the banks and all places that provide Credit Cards. We need to stop using them all until the Credit Cards issuers lower the APR to less than 5%. All of the Credit Card Companies have screwed us by rasing the APR so much in the recent past, that it is time we screwed them back. I for one have almost stopped using any of my cards, unless I can pay back the amount charged on the next bill. I have even closed a few of my accounts because the APR is now to high and told the card company why I was closing the account.  If the Credit Card Companies start losing some real money because what they have done to us as users of the cards, they just might start to really care about what they are doing.

So I ask you all to stop using your Credit Cards and to tell your friends and neighbors to stop using theirs and pass the word around the World about the Credit Card Revolution I am trying to start here. Just maybe we can change the way the Banks and Credit Card Companies are doing business these days. It is plain to see that our Governments are doing anything to take care of us on this issue, so it is up to us, the people of the world to make a change. We can do it, there are so many of us that the Banks and Credit Card Companies must respond if we all stop making money for them.

So be part of the solution and not part of the problem, and be sure to pass the word to all.

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August 23, 2009

Cash for clunkers

Filed under: A Tought — Tags: , , , , , , , , — dansideas @ 9:44 pm

Seems like an other way to get more people deeper into debt to me. Sure I would like to get  more money for my clunker than it is worth, but I do not need the debt of a new car nor the cost of insuring and newer car not the cost when it comes time to register it each year or so. So what is the real point of doing this clunker idea? One will spend much more than one saves on the gasoline being used by these older cars.

August 21, 2009

Views

Filed under: A Tought — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , — dansideas @ 2:50 am

Got all of 8 views on my post about Salmon fishing and gold dredging. Not one comment. Does no one care about freedom any more? Or is it a freedom that none of you who are in here care about? Too busy posting and bloging to worry about what goes on outside your own little world I guess. True there are not many people who still hunt for gold in this country, but it sure would be a shame to lose one of the freedoms that made this country happen. Don’t know if the governor of Calif. will read the message I sent him, but I did as I said I would do, I also sent one to that county that I would said I would do. If you need to know what I am posting about, look at the post before this one.

August 9, 2009

gold dredging in California

Well once again the uninformed public has won a battle that they know nothing about. In California they have put a stop to gold dredging. I was a gold dredger in California for some 15 years and had to fight the Department of Fish and Game for most of those 15 years about what dredging was doing to the river and the salmon fish. They did an environmental report which supposed to show just how bad it was for the fish, but that report never once proved anything bad was happening to the fish, in fact in many places it said it was doing some good for the fish. I went to meetings with the DFG and not one person there had ever dredged or been under the water to see what was going on. Not one of the people who had made the environmental report for DFG had either. Some of the data was years old. The words that kept coming up were; maybe, could, might, possible and so on, not one word that said YES, it is harmful to the fish. Well the miners beat the DFG that time, but it now seems they have lost out to the same scare tactics that were used back in the 80’s.

Strange that it is the Indians who have gotten this passed in Calif. It is the Indians who use gill nets  and catch thousands of salmon each year before they get to the spawning grounds. But do the Indians have to stop, not that I have heard of. They did stop the salmon fishing in most of the rivers in Calif, I understand, this at least saved thousands of more fish who could get to the spawning grounds, one good thing done for the fish. There are still the commercial fishermen out in the ocean who catch thousands of the salmon before they even get into the rivers, enough said about them. How many of the dams built in Calif. have fish ladders, not many I understand, so how can the salmon get up river without them, they can’t, but is anything being done about that? I have heard that Oregon is going to remove some its dams so  the salmon can return to there spawning grounds, be nice if Calif. would do the same. But I doubt that will ever happen.

There were and are mining laws from the Department of Fish and Game that wont allow the gold dredgers to dredge in spawning grounds already, no laws about fishermen walking in and over those same spawning grounds. There are season for dredging for almost every river in the country, so the fish wont be bothered during there spawning time, so how can dredging harm the fish if one is not dredging at that time. I used to mine on the Trinity River in Trinity County, Calif. were there was no season for dredging. But I was on the main river far from the spawning areas. I can say from experience that nothing I did ever stopped any salmon from getting passed me and on its way up river. Many of the salmon would rest in the holes I made under the water. Have always wondered as to how the environmentalists thought that dredging was causing stress to the fish, when it was ok to catch and release those fish. I would think that being hooked and fought until one is to tired to fight any more just might be a stressing thing to a fish. After all the fish need all of there strength to fight their way up rivers and streams to get to there spawning grounds, but I never once heard a thing about this from the DFG or the environmentalists.

There was talk about the turbidity of the water behind a dredge, turbidity is how much sediment is in the water. But Mother Nature on her own does fill the river with turbidity with the run off from heavy rains many times a year, even during the salmon runs. The Trinity dam lets go with a huge amount of sediment each year to keep the dam from filling up with the stuff, most often during the salmon run times.  One thing I can say for certain about dams and dredging, dams keep the rivers in a dead state by not allowing the needed water to clean out the sediment and turn in over and all around. The river bottoms become dead areas of movement, dredging at least turns this stuff over and gets it moving again just like natured intended. And yet the environmentalists and the DFG think that stopping dredging will save the salmon. Here I should mention just how much lead, from the fishermen lead weights and mercury left over from the 49’ers, is being removed by the gold dredgers, is there any other way this poison is being removed from our rivers? I believe there is something else going here, just what I am not sure, it could be that the big mining companies don’t want the competition from the small miners so they can get more money for their gold, after all if no small miners can get gold, there is just that much less on the market. Cannot say this the truth, but it does make sense, doesn’t it?

Enough for now on this subject, but if you want freedom to stay alive in this country, you had better help keep the small gold miners alive in the areas where you live. In all of California there were only some 3500 dredge permits issued and lots of those were people from out of state, that is not vary many for an entire state, just how much damage do they really think could be done by that amount? Come on folks, think, use those minds and look at the real facts on this subject. Dredging is good for the local economies and good for the rivers.

August 1, 2009

Patriotism

I have to say I am confused as to what a patriot is these days, hell have been ever since the Vietnam war. I severed in the Navy from 1966 to 1969, got spit on and yelled at by anti-war protester and yet a lot of us were writing things like ban the bomb on the 2,000 pound bombs we were sending to the aircraft carriers, I was on an ammunition ship for my first two years in the Navy. The confusion comes from trying to decide if it was unpatriotic to protest the war or if it was unpatriotic to put down the protesters, after all to protest is an American freedom that goes all the way back to our revolutionary beginnings. Would one say that our founding fathers were unpatriotic, not on your life it might be said, but then they certainly were. for they were not Americans then were they? Benedict Arnold is considered to be one of the worst traitors in this country, but he is and was a patriot to the British. He fought for his country. He just happened to be on the losing side.

So is it if you win or lose that makes you a patriot? I remember the saying “My country right or wrong, my country”, I always hated that saying. Yet the ones saying it thought they were being patriotic and all I could think of was the Germans during WWII who followed what their country was doing to the Jews at the time. That was “My country right or wrong, my country” to its limit. And the people of this country thought it was so wrong for them do have done that and it was those same people who were saying and thinking with the same mentally as those Germans.

The Patriot Act of this country, is it really patriotic? Again it reminds me of Germany before and during WWII, everyone spying on each other and most likely telling lies just to get someone you don’t like in trouble. Land of the Free, well maybe it was once, but its not to free these days. Even as I write this and then post it, some spy guy for the government will note what I have said here and that will make a mark in my FBI file. I am sure we all have one. So am I a patriot for wanting my country to free of the spying or a traitor for not wanting to stop terrorism by the ending of the spying? Just depends on which side of the fence one stands on I guess. I would be willing to bet our founding fathers would not be happy with way this country has been run up to this point. I believe they would start another revolution if they were here now. And the question is, would that be the patriotic thing to do?

July 30, 2009

Gangs

Filed under: A Tought — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , — dansideas @ 8:45 pm

Just how stupid does one have to be to join a gang? Why in the world would one want to be a part of something that most likely will get you killed? Just how small do you have to feel to need a gang to make you feel like a big shot? And just how big are you really if you are just another member of some gang? Is killing someone the thing that makes you a man? Seems like it is more manly to not join a gang in this day and age. If having guts is what it is all about, it takes guts to say no to peer pressure. It takes guts to tell bullies to go to hell. Black, brown, white, green or orange, I don’t care what color ones skin is, we are all just human beings, no one better than the rest. Being in a gang does not and will not make someone a better person. To me it just shows how small a mind a gang member has. What ever happened to the freedom of choice we are supposed to have in this country, if the neighborhood gang makes you join? I have always found it ironic that the bullies of this world are the ones who have the most insecurities about who they are. I have always hated the saying “if you can’t beat them, join them”, what a sad way to feel. It seems to be the way of the world when it comes to gangs these days. I would like to know what happened to the pride of being an individual, it was one of the things that made this country what it is today, or can I say that anymore? Once I felt I could, but it has been many years since I felt that way. The only individuals who seem to be making a name for themselves these days are crooked politicians. I just hope our new president doesn’t get caught doing some thing wrong, but he is a politician and most of them seem to be crooked and out to get what they can from the American public. Politicians almost are a gang unto themselves it seems.

July 15, 2009

gods

Filed under: God and gods — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — dansideas @ 9:26 pm

Gods? Well according to the Bible there are if you believe it to be word of God. In the Ten commandments one of them is “You shall have no other gods before me”. Ok got to ask, what other gods? If there is only one god, you can’t have other gods. If there are other gods, you can’t have one god. Simple thought, not hardly even logic, yet if a God tells you, you can’t have others, guess that god knows what he/she/it is talking about and that is OTHER GODS.

Also in the Ten Commandments, and I will make it a short version, “You shall not make any graven images—-for I the Lord your God am a jealous God—“. Ok you get the idea, now why should or would a single god need to get jealous? What is there to get jealous of?  Sounds a little insecure to me. Well maybe God is insecure, after all there are them others gods you can’t have before Him. Mankind out grew them so called other gods, Odin, Ball and more that I cannot think of at the moment, when will mankind out grow this one god idea?

Gee we will still have enough to hate and kill each other with without religion being here. Hell we got nationalism, politics, racism,  aren’t these enough for us?  I will get into those subjects at other time.

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