Ya Want Fries With That?


Welcome to Wal-Mart.
Yes Sir the chrome package is included in that price.
No Ma'am mutual funds are not the product of the devil.
Hey buddy can you spare a dime?


Suddenly I feel I should do something other than sit in a chair.


The End of Democracy

As we all watch Europe teeter on the edge of solvency one is left to wonder if this does spell the end of democracy. Ok the title has to be catchy so maybe it's just the end of democracy as we know it.

This editorial from Kelly McParland of the National Post demonstrates how elections are won in a democratic state.

This is not an Ontario phenomenon, this happens the world over. This is how the USA winds up with a 1.5 trillion dollar annual deficit.

Politicians borrow money to buy our votes.

We, the huddled and stupid masses, fall for this every election. Actually I'm not sure fall for it is the right wording, we demand it in every municipal, state, provincial, county, and federal election the world over.

For decades and decades.

We are so stuck in our government must provide everything for us even if they have no money that we, being Greece, are willing to riot and die in the streets to try and make sure it doesn't change.

Did I mention humans are stupid?

To stupid to govern themselves?

The evidence would suggest such.

What do we do?

We have a seat belt law in Alberta, if you get caught driving without wearing your seat belt you are fined. If humans were not stupid we would not need such a law.

We have to enact financial stupidity laws in all levels of government. Or should that be anti stupidity laws?

We have to make it against the law for our government to spend more money then they take in.

Maybe a caveat for war and national disasters, but that's it.

I'm not sure what it will take for us to wake up. The Ontario election just ended a few weeks ago. All they talked about was spending money they don't have while Greece was literally burning in the background.

America, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Spain, France, and now Germany, all in a financial mess. Those are just the ones currently in the news, are there any countries that are not "broke"?

The Americans just ended their "super committee" on how to fix it by not fixing it.

I can only assume from the evidence in front of us all that there is nothing that will make us act.

We just won't do it.

So then, what happens?

I guess we're going to find out.

Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving. LOL



Just ignore the bad exit signal and enjoy the moment with me.

I finally figured out how to link my longer time frame chart to the short (entry) time frame chart. So if there isn't a blue bar on the LTF the signal on the STF does not trigger.

I only have to watch one chart.

Although I do envision me sitting there yelling why isn't this triggering.

One step closer to auto.

Eliminate the stupid human.


Boone Speak

Go Maggie

I think we should let Maggie create, and then tax her to death.


What's This?

A trade?

A actual trade.



Somebody send me another funny Conan video, quick, please.


Relax, watch some Conan


For Immediate Release

News Flash:

-Carbon is heating up the earth.
-This heat will cause the polar ice caps to melt.
-We will die from floods and drought.

Brought to you by the association of failed presidential candidates and Hollywood actors who never studied science in their entire life.

We will now take questions from those who agree with us.

Yes you sir, the good looking bald man.

Is there any solution to this crisis?

Yes, stop using all sources of carbon.

Right....so no coal, oil, or natural gas usage.


Right....won't we get cold and live in the dark?



Because we will use alternate forms of energy.

Right....so you mean nuclear?


Right....and why not?

Nuclear is bad, we decided that in the 1970's.

Right....so we will be cold and live in the dark?

No, are you a stupid good looking bald man? We answered that already.

Right....so what will we use to stay warm and have light?

We will use the sun and the wind.

Right....I live in Alberta and it's dark 18 hours a day in the winter. The wind does blow, sometimes, except when it's really cold, like 40 below cold, the kind of cold that kills you rather quickly. Can we make a fire?


Right....so about this nuclear.


Right....now what if, and I'm just pie in the sky here so bear with me. What if sun and wind don't quite cut it for everyone? People would die right?

Well, maybe. But it's the price we have to pay.

Right....so about this nuclear, what did we decide in the 1970's?

The radioactive waste lasts forever. We don't want that, and if something goes wrong we could all die. You really are a stupid good looking bald man.

Right....so the carbon is killing us, the nukes will kill us, and the lack of sun and wind will kill us. It seems to me we are just choosing the way we want to die.


What if carbon isn't warming the earth?

Oh you stupid good looking bald headed moron, everyone knows it is.

Right....so we're 100% sure on that?


Right....so you do realize that the only real alternative to carbon based energy is nuclear, nothing else can produce enough energy for us to maintain life on earth as we know it.

Well, we know it, but we don't like to bring it up.

Right....but if carbon really was going to kill us and nuclear would stop the carbon then it would make sense to eliminate all carbon based energy and use nuclear as soon as possible.

No, and we're not going to say this again, radioactive waste.

Right....let me put this another way if you collapsed right here due to a heart attack and thought for sure you were going to die and I was a heart surgeon and I said I could cut you open right here and massage your heart until help arrived and this would give you a slight chance to live would your first and only question be, is that going to leave a scar?



Not only am I prepared to be wrong.......

I am wrong.

Yes you heard me right, I Solfest am wrong.

I am wrong about oil.

Oil sucks.

Oil is bad.

Oil is killing us.

Alberta is killing Americans with our bad oil.

You my American neighbors can stop this senseless slaughter.

Just ask Elaine.

She'll tell you how.

So act now.

Circle the White House and demand your President stop this senseless slaughter before it's too late.

Thank You.

Oh, and good bye.



That doesn't look too difficult to learn.

I'm sure the next time America sends it's finest to the Middle East to "promote democracy" Elaine will be the first to sign up.

Although I could, once again, be wrong about that.



"Frustration is a common emotional response to opposition. Related to anger and disappointment, it arises from the perceived resistance to the fulfillment of individual will. The greater the obstruction, and the greater the will, the more the frustration is likely to be. Causes of frustration may be internal or external. In people, internal frustration may arise from challenges in fulfilling personal goals and desires, instinctual drives and needs, or dealing with perceived deficiencies, such as a lack of confidence or fear of social situations. Conflict can also be an internal source of frustration; when one has competing goals that interfere with one another, it can create cognitive dissonance. External causes of frustration involve conditions outside an individual, such as a blocked road or a difficult task. While coping with frustration, some individuals may engage in passive–aggressive behavior, making it difficult to identify the original cause(s) of their frustration, as the responses are indirect. A more direct, and common response, is a propensity towards aggression." Wikipedia

I just sit here.


Watch and Weep

Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the main union movement in North America (Alberta included) started in the coal mining industry. I've toured some of the historical mine sites in Alberta and read their histories and anyone can see that the working conditions in these mines was deplorable. I also had relatives who died working in them in the early 1900's.

The employers in this sector had all the power so the unions were a necessary step to stop the abuse of workers.

Now we have unions in the public sector. A sector where there is no competition for the most part. Should unions be banned in these sectors? Sectors where the public have no, or limited, options. Sectors where we can be held for ransom by the nurses or teachers unions as they now have all the power.

In the education system something is wrong. People being smart and industrious are going around the blockades by starting and using charter schools.

Maybe in time the public system will simply run out of "clients".