Not a Recovery Story

8 05 2010

I used to work for a startup that provides tools (software) for medical/pharmaceutical research. We managed to survive the dot-com bubble and its aftermath. The company was on its way to being profitable, however, the current economic crisis seems to have had a bigger impact than the dot-com bubble bursting.

Recently, I got an info about the company needing to sell most of its stock on fairly bad terms in order to survive. This being a tech startup, large percentage of the shares were  Common Stock already purchased by current and ex- employees, plus there were still many outstanding Common Stock options. That stock is getting diluted to pennies for a dollar, which will surely kill the morale of many long time employees.

Some things that are mentioned as contributing to current bad condition of that company are: “decreased research”  and “healthcare reform”. Great work Nancy, Harry and Barack — that is some kind of health care reform that you brewed – one that negatively impacts companies in medical/pharmaceutical research. But who needs some fancy-schmancy new drugs while we have Aspirin.


Little red dot

27 12 2009

Here is something of interest in light of the attempted terrorist attack on the NWA flight on Christmas day.

The danger of modern binary explosives.

If a little red dot can blow up a watermelon to smithereens, just imagine what 3.4oz + 3.4oz would do. Next time you go through a security check at an airport just think if you really trust the skills of TSA staff to be able to stop this kind of stuff.

UPDATE: Fortunately, so far terorists turn out to be incompetent morons. Though they do have PowerPoint skills.

220 who want you to be a serf of the Government

8 11 2009

So the Pelosi-Monstrosity has passed the House. Here is a list of 220 members of the House who voted for that hideousness: Just remember them when their seats come up for reelection. They should be send back home. Give money to their Conservative opponents, volunteer, do anything so that they lose and we never again see them in Congress.
Next time they should try their luck somewhere else – maybe move to Cuba and run for a Government seat there.

BTW, I am still waiting for the remaining $1000 that Barack Hussein Obama promised me in tax cuts this year (not that I ever believed it).

To all the dopes who voted for Obama and now feel buyer’s remorse: Next time remember not to believe every word that comes out of a politician’s mouth.


Fort Worth Tea Party ’09

21 02 2009

Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party

As announced here:

***************LET YOUR VOICES BE HEARD!!!***************

Well, I told you folks it was coming to a town near you. “TEA PARTY ’09.” Let “the man” know that you’re mad, and you’re not going to take it anymore!! Bring your protest signs and indignant taxpayer attitude with you to the rally at the outside stage at The Cowtown Bar & Grill on Friday, the 27th of February, from 3pm to 7pm, located at 7108 Camp Bowie Blvd Fort Worth, TX 76116 (817) 570-7910 We hope to have a guest speaker there from KLIF radio. The “Desert Son Band” will be performing on the outside stage with their original music and some covers appropriate for the rally. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

I’ll be notifying the TV media about the rally, as well. Check out what’s been going on around the Country:

Please tell everyone you know about the event. The only way for us to be heard, is to spread the word. I’ll be putting out flyers, advertising on the internet (like this), and I’ve already been on the air with JD Wells at KLIF radio, plugging the event. If anyone knows any celebrities that would like to speak, please let me know, and we’ll schedule them in.


Some ideas for protest signs (saw them somewhere on Internet):

  • Why don’t you ask Rezko to help them get a house they can’t afford?
  • Why doesn’t Dodd get Country Wide to give them the same deal he got?

Reactions to the signing of the Spendulus

17 02 2009

Here is how the markets react to the signing of the Spendulus by Our Dear Leader.

Markets dive on the day of the Spendulus

Markets dive on the day of the Spendulus

Here are other reactions that I came across on the Internet:

  • I’m girding my loins.
  • Most politicians are soulless, power-hungry bastards, but Obama takes it to a whole new level.  Especially point one.
  • My god America is in the hands of meglomaniacal idiot
    Last week the economy was on the verge of collaps and catastrophe.  Now today, he tells us its “the begining of the end” of our troubles.. ? huh?  This guy is an overratred affirmative action hire that everyone is so willing to believe in.  In the back of everyones mind, however.. we know he’s an idiot.
  • I swear I’m ready to cry watching this joke of a POTUS
  • So far Obama hasn’t inspired the DOW to go higher with his “we’re the government and we’re here to help you” comedy act.
  • I love this idea that he is going to restore fiscal discipline while signing this bill. The Audacity of Bullshit.
  • Being broke is fun!
  • This guy is a joke.
  • I could feel my wallet getting lighter just watching it. I will make a mental note of this day for my grandchildren when the last few nails were put into the coffin for a formally free country.
  • I want to cry, but I just turned the heat down some more to save money, and I’m afraid the tears might freeze in my eyes.
  • Precedent B Hussein is going to drag this country straight down the chasm with his stupidity. He will be one of the most reviled people in history – and the morons who voted for him will stand as those who threw away the greatest nation to have ever existed – for NOTHING. Thanks, morons.
  • I can’t wait for my extra $13.00 a week.
    I’ll be able to buy that pack of gum and 2 liter of pop I’ve been eyeing since Christmas.
  • $61 B for Protecting the Vulnerable
    I can be vunerable if you want me too where do I sign up for my million.
  • I feel so fulfilled now… I will now go the the nearest McDonalds to spend my 13 bucks tax relief on two “crappy” meals. Then I will go get a case of vodka to wash it down, Maybe by the time I am sober this will have all passed.
  • Free magic unicorns for everyone!!!
  • All of the markets are dropping like stone baloons.
    At this rate I should be able to retire by the the age of… oh, about 127.
    Thanks, Ogabe!
  • Where do I go now to get my gas tank filled and my government subsidized mortgage payment coupons?
  • Yaaayyy! Where’s my Obamamuny!?
  • Tragic just freaking tragic!!!
  • What we really need is to create a government agency to do a study on the best way to spend our additional $13 a week! Then the dems can tell us, the moronic masses, where we should invest the money we just stole from our grandchildren!
  • I feel like I’m in the Twighlight Zone.
    How did this guy get elected again?
  • Have I missed the moment of silence? 😦
  • I am going to use my $8-13 bucks each week to fatten myself up so I have some reserves to pull from – got to be ready for the bread lines….
  • Imagine this scenario. A world wide recession worsening daily and we elect a man to turn it around whose only known talent is talking. That couldn’t happen in the real world, could it?
  • Have no fear, in the hands of this great man, we’ll ALL be the vulnerable before long.

Sliding into progressive insanity

27 12 2008

In its infinite progressive wisdom the government of Seattle decided to embark on a massive winter experiment.

Seattle’s plow crews not trying to clear snow from roads by design.

Denny Way closed off to traffic due to the hazardous conditions. (Brad Vest/Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Denny Way closed off to traffic due to the hazardous conditions. (Brad Vest/Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Remembering marshal law in Poland – 12/13/81

14 12 2008

We should never forget what Marxism eventually leads to. See the video below — does this look like a Worker’s Paradise?

Around 1:20 in the video you can see a Police (Milicja) truck drive over a person.

Around 1:40 you can see demonstrators carry a person shot by Milicja in Lubin on 8/31/82. I was in that town that day, watching how Milicja and ZOMO were shooting at the demostrators – 3 persons were killed that day.