Monday, November 24, 2008
WE LOVE YOU DAD, YOUR DAUGHTER AND SON, TAMARA LYNN AND TOBY GLEN
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
To my my good friends. I've had a medical experiance that landed me in the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in the Phillipines. All is well and I will post more later. Today was the first day to find they had this computer service so more will come later. Thanks to all who cared.
Keep the power on!
Monday, July 28, 2008
ACTING LIKE SPOILED BRATS
If you don't do it my way I'll take my ball and go home...
Does this sound like a third grade school yard antic? A bunch of crybabies? Spoiled brats? Well this isn't a schoolyard is our greedy self-centered lawmakers.
Here is what I mean.....
The Senate has passed a bill localizing the federally mandated election for a congressional delegate, but with an amendment that would preclude any initiatives from making it to the ballot this year. However, the Senate amended the provision to designate the biennial election as a “special election.” If the bill, as amended by the Senate, becomes a law, all pending initiatives-popular or legislative-will have to wait until the November 2009 gubernatorial election to be placed on the ballot for ratification. Sen. Paul A. Manglona, who introduced the amendment, said that the Senate won't allow any initiatives on the ballot unless the House acts on the legislative initiatives originating from the Senate.
As everyone knows Tina Sablan and a dedicaed group of concerned voters have worked very hard to place the OGA on this years ballot in November. However a crybaby Senator refuses to let it be placed on the ballot for greedy reasons. Is it so he won't have to show their expenses and use of their funds? No! Was it to let the next group be examined thus avoiding public scrutiny? No!
I was because of somehing like his..If you don't pass my bills I'll punish the voters by not allowing the OGA to be on this years ballot. I'll show you!
How childish. I used to think they just don't get it but now I'm learning is they do get it, they just don't care!!!
A sad way to operae a government....
Thursday, July 24, 2008
It seems there is not any reasons or explanations coming from the governor about all the things going downhill. Where is he? Why don't he come forward and let the people know what he will be doing about all our problems, and there are many.
Governor tell us your plan to fix CUC. Do you even have a plan? Explain what you are gonna do next and tell us when to expect reliable power.
Next tell us what you are going to do with the CPA, it seems everything you take upon yourself to save or rescue ends up totally useless and incapable of functioning. Whats with that?
Then there is CHC, PSS, NMC, and practically all the departments under your administration are scratching to exist. How will you fix these problems?
Well do you know what you are? You are a snake in the grass a total failure as a governor and a 'leader', and 'leader' is not a word to describe you. Why don't you show your face and come forward with the answers the people who you are working for, so desperately need. Come out and act like a governor don't let the pansies Reyes and Muna take the fall for you. If you had any balls at all you would stop hiding and get something done.
Don't even consider running for re-election, you will be scorned and laughed off the stage, never mind even trying that.
Some say you should be impeached, others want a recall, still others say you should simply step down. Well I say you should be lynched, not in body but in mind, you should be forever out of our minds as total embarrassing failure. The reasons none of this happens is the people in place behind you are just as incapable of being a 'leader' as you are. What a sorry mess you have.
Go crawl under your rock and the people will overcome the terrible mess you have made and you will be out of their minds forever..... Erased from History...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
It seem to me that some people have simply lost all focus of how things should work.
Read some of this brilliant deduction. Story Here....
Written by DelRosario Jr.
Recently Stayman explained his plans for a new power generation for Saipan that died when he left OIA. It's the usual bureaucratic excuse. Shouldn't this issue come first in terms of priority over federalization of labor and immigration? Eh, who's confused over priority, sir?
Confused, who's confused?
What the hell does Allan Stayman have to do with this administration's complete failure to operate the power plant? Did Stayman have anything to do with sole sourced contracts that all failed? Did Stayman run the generators into the ground because of no maintenance?
It's disgusting listening to diatribes coming from Stayman and Cohen riddled with confused priorities the blame being shifted to local leadership.
So you're saying Stayman and Cohen should run he local government? You seen to be blaming them for the failed government we have today. If the local government is not to blame who is? Aren't you an advisor to the governor? Then isn't it partly your fault too?
Well, if your plans didn't pan out, isn't it your responsibility to see that you follow through so that we need not go through the cascading effects of the power crisis today?
John S. DelRosario Jr.
As Gonno, Saipan
DelRosario, It's times like this where it is best to just shut up, you know, let things slide and don't make waves. Your comments appear to make us believe that you think we are a bunch of ninnies, slow uneducated people, that you can blurt out any bit of crap and we'll believe it just because you said it. Well we aren't stupid and don't believe anything you say, rather we getting really tired of all the bullshit! This administration is going to hell in a hand basket, slithering out like a snake in the grass, in total embarrassment and shame, so why bother?
Maybe you and Charles can have a contest for all to see, "Who can say the dumbest thing," before you all are outta here!
Monday, July 21, 2008
I will write this as a story in layman's terms and with approximate facts. The facts will come later with whatever is published in the local papers. Bear with me on this one..
I heard on the news tonight that Mr. Pete A. and attorney Ralph Torres were in D.C. today spreading the good news about our terrible case of dumb ass management at CUC. They told the tales of rolling blackouts, sole source contracts, contracts without penalty clauses, and millions of ratepayers dollars being wasted. The begged for help, money to bail out our failed administration and their stupid managers. They cried the blues and said please help our poor people of the Commonwealth. And the people in D.C. listened. They felt compassion for the poor islanders and offered their help.
Their first questions were.......
Do you have a plan? What is it? What is needed? and how much is needed for your plan? They also ask what happened to the money already given to help correct this problem.. They stated they though they had given enough money to already have the power plant repaired. Well I guess no one told them about the millions squandered and worthless contracts they have entered into. And the D.C. officials were baffled.
Sadly the island reps. couldn't answer any of these questions for there is no plan, there never was a plan, no one ever had a plan, no one knows what needs to be done. They were in the dark as this administration, the Better Times idiots, have no idea as what to do. All they know is how to beg! Maybe the governor, on one of his trips to sue them, failed to mention the ongoing mess a CUC.
Now we come to question time...
How ever are they going to do anything, regardless of all the 'loans' they make, all the credit they beg for (Ha Ha Ha!), all the money given freely from D.C., or all the many rate hikes you and I are suffering through, if they don't have a friggin' plan!!!! How can this be???
Running a government with no budget, rebuilding a power plant with no plan. It is a very bad case of the dumb ass....
More to follow later if it is printed in the papers.
CUC's ROAD ONLY A CHAIN OF BRIDGES...
IN THE NEWS:
CUC asks Mobil for 60-day credit term: Story Here..
The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. has asked its fuel supplier for an arrangement that will allow CUC to delay payment for fuel for 60 days. Muña argued that a 60-day credit term would benefit not only CUC, but also Mobil. “Both CUC and Mobil have something to gain by immediately implementing credit terms for fuel purchases, which will stabilize CUC working capital needs to address not only fuel purchases but non-fuel costs as well.
One reason Mobile hasn't responded is they still are looking to find just what the advantage would be to them to extend credit to CUC. It seems that CUC is running on a road of bridges. Every time there is a problem they scrape and scratch to cross that bridge only to run into another one every time they turn around. It appears that is what they are doing with asking Mobile for credit.
As of Friday, CUC had yet to receive a response from Mobil about the proposal.
Another reason they haven't responded is..... They can't stop laughing! Imagine asking for credit with CUC's credit rating, which is a big fat ZERO!
As a fellow blogger recently put it, it is like a druggie looking for his next fix. Everything will be A-OK if he can just get the next fix. Then it is start all over again, getting the next fix, crossing the next bridge. A never ending downward spiral.
Wanna bet on the credit request? I'll say... Never happen, how about you?
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Smith said “the requests Torres made over the years have been improper and not for any desire for transparency in NMC’s operations.”
Torres wanted to see all NMC bank statements and cancelled checks for 2004-2006 pursuant to the CNMI Open Government Act.
On June 12, Torres sent a new Open Government Act request for records of all public funds expended on NMC administrative employees shown on payroll checks as well as a copy of Fernandez’ employment contract with all attachments.
Help put the Open Government Act on the ballot. You can do so by signing up today. Put your pen to paper...
If you haven't signed the petition to apply the Open Government Act to the Legislature yet, this is to remind you that petitions will be available at the Sabalu Market at Civic Center today, Saturday, July 19 from 7am to noon.
If you are unable to drop by the Sabalu Market and would like to arrange another time and place to sign, please contact Tina Sablan at 285-3935 or email@example.com .
Help keep this corrupt government honest, Sign up now....
The bill, introduced on the floor of the House of Representatives for the first time yesterday, sailed through the Lower House by a 12-6 vote. The Story Here....
The bill was immediately sent to the Senate, which passed the bill with five votes and one abstention. Crisostimo, the non voter was sitting on the fence as usual. Why send him to D.C.?
House members voting for the bill: Arnold Palacios, Joe Guerrero, Edwin Alden, David Apaang, Oscar Babauta, Diego Benavente, Victor Hocog, Juso Quitugua, Ray Palacios, Joe Reyes, Ray Tebuteb, and Stanley TLC Torres,
House members against the bill:
Heinz Hofschneider, Edward Salas, Tina Sablan, Rosemond Santos, Joseph James Camacho, and Francisco Dela Cruz.
Now you will know who to thank for the next gouge in your power bill but wait until the next election to express your many thanks...
Friday, July 18, 2008
PRESS Secretary Charles P. Reyes yesterday said: "it is the federal government that is compounding the CNMI’s economic problems."
“It is very difficult to plan for a successful economic recovery when events are overtaking our planning process as we struggle to survive and maintain a viable economy,” Reyes said, in response to statements made by former Finance Secretary Antonio R. Cabrera.
But according to Reyes, the economy started to recover but the federal government approved a minimum wage hike and extended federal immigration law to the islands.
The governor, he added, developed a five-year tourism plan and engaged in extensive deliberations with the local strategic economic development council to plan for economic recovery.
Reyes said if the CNMI economy does not recover in the short term, it will not be because of the Fitial administration’s failure to plan for economic recovery.
“It will be because of unsound federal policies imposed without objective studies or careful economic considerations, for political reasons,” he said.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Good morning everyone,
Two community announcements:
1. Petitions for the initiative to apply the Open Government Act to the Legislature will be available at the following times and locations:
Tuesday Market at the Fishing Base across from Kristo Rai. July 15, 4pm-8pm
Garapan Street Market in Garapan district. July 17, 6pm to 9pm
Sabalu Market at Civic Center. July 19, 7am to 12pm
Kagman Market, every evening this week from 4pm to 5pm
Please help spread the word and encourage registered voters you know to stop by any one of these markets to add their names to the initiative. We need just 512 more signatures by Monday, July 21 to get the initiative on the ballot this year!
For more information, or to make other arrangements to sign the petition, pls call Tina Sablan, at 285-3935 or email http://firstname.lastname@example.org .
2. Also, there will be a community forum on CUC this Thursday, July 19 at Chacha Oceanview Jr. High School in Kagman starting at 6pm. Ed Propst's letter on the forum is included below. Please contact Ed for more information at 483-7361, and encourage every concerned ratepayer you know to join in this effort to address our critical utility issues.
Thanks very much,
There you have it, there will be no excuses accepted!
Monday, July 14, 2008
I have in my possession information from a reputable mainland bank that is willing to finance the purchase of a 15-megawatt Caterpillar plant for $10 million. The CNMI will own it. This is not a lease like the Aggreko deal! This bank will finance $8.5 million of it at $80,000 per month. The interest rate is a fixed 5 percent per year. That is a savings of over $424,000 per month over the Aggreko deal! The Aggreko deal has no warranty. The Caterpillar has a full warranty. The Aggreko lease starts to charge the CNMI the minute the unit leaves their facility, not when it starts making electricity (like most leases). And the best part is that the CNMI can use CIP funds for the $1.5 million down payment on the Caterpillar unit-because the CNMI will OWN IT! Not lease it.
Here is a direct quote from the information I possess: “We [the bank] can do a 48.2 MW new power plant for approximately $35,000,000. Add the Caterpillar 15MW, and you have a 63.2 MW new plant. So we can do the 15 MW Caterpillar loan now, so the plant is up to speed, and start to work on the complete replacement plant, which can be ready in about 6 months.” There is more to this offer. A 5-megawatt waste-to-energy plant can be included which will burn all our trash, converting it into energy with no harmful emissions and uses no fuel! It is EPA-approved. With this we can eliminate the need for landfills on the three islands. It will even burn existing waste already in the landfill. Does this sound too good to be true? Well, the bank people will be here on island next week to present this offer to the government. Watch for more details.
But the greatest part of all this is that the loan from this bank will be guaranteed by the U.S. government. This bank has been thoroughly checked out and is totally legitimate. Please ask our government what is happening to this deal. It was offered back in January but refused. Now there seems to be a change of heart. To learn more about this, contact some of the legislators to whom I have passed this information. As has been repeatedly stated by others and me, there is genuine help waiting to solve our problems if only we show willingness and reach out for help to the right people. Please watch what happens to the offer. I know I will. **********************************************************
I don't know about you but everywhere I look at this it sounds better then the deal with Aggreko.
Click on the Story Here and read some of the humor that goes along with the story. It'll relieve a small bit of tension from everyday stress.
To the Legislature and CUC... Give this a good look or be responsible for more stupid decisions...
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Dear people of the Commonwealth,
On Thursday, July 10, 2008,
I received notice from the Attorney General's Office that the petition to apply the Open Government Act to the Legislature requires 512 additional valid signatures by July 21 in order for the initiative to be placed on the ballot for the November 2008 election.
What is the Open Government Act, and why is it important? The Open Government Act (Public Law 8-41) is the law that recognizes the right of the people to know what their public officials are doing on their behalf. This means that public notice with agendas must be issued for official meetings of the government at which action is taken. It also means that all public records are open to inspection by any concerned citizen who wishes to inspect such records or obtain copies.
The Open Government Act applies to all agencies, departments, boards, and instrumentalities of the government. The Act used to apply to the Legislature too, but in the early 1990s the Legislature decided to exempt themselves from the law. The Legislature continues to be exempt from the Open Government Act to this day, and as a result meetings and sessions can be called or cancelled at a moment's notice, agendas are routinely changed if they are ever even provided, bills are regularly introduced and passed on the same day without the slightest opportunity for public review, and legislators can ignore or deny citizens' requests for information without justification. Previous attempts to reapply the Open Government Act to the Legislature through the legislative process have ended in failure: legislation has been attacked, delayed, ignored, watered down, or otherwise subverted.
While the application of the Open Government Act to the Legislature may not seem like such a pressing issue to some at this time, especially in light of the severe fiscal, economic, infrastructural, and social crises we face, I strongly believe that it is precisely because of our deepening hardships that measures to stabilize the legislative process and make it more open to the public have become more crucial than ever. People need and deserve to know what their legislators are doing to tackle the many difficult issues of the day, and they have a right to be more involved in the political process.
I am convinced that it is up to the people of this Commonwealth to rise up and demand the transparency and accountability they deserve from their elected officials, and to take direct action to apply the Open Government Act to the Legislature through the popular initiative process.
512 signatures by July 21 -- can we do it? Yes, we can. And if an open and accountable Legislature is important enough to the people to get on the ballot by November 2008, we will.
To help gather signatures for the Open Government Act initiative, please contact me at 285-3935 or by email at email@example.com .
I received this in an E-Mail from Tina Sablan. If you haven't signed this Open Government Act yet please do so now. It is a badly needed instrument to keep the government open and honest, if that's possible. To sign up contact Tina ..Above..
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Well it's about time....
Diego Benavente introduces a initiative in the House to penalize the governor and lawmakers for not passing an annual budget on it's given schedule. Why did this take so long for lawmakers to realize that without an annual budget the economy runs amok. This has been a problem for four out of the last ten years and a huge factor for the awful state our financial condition is in today.
I believe the house passed it unanimously. Maybe we'll find out in tomorrows news...
This should move to the Senate soon and anyone throwing a monkey wrench into this bill should be tarred and feathered. The governor will then be the final signature for this bill to become law, could there be a hitch there, I surely hope not.
Along with a balanced budget must come a few other mandatory conditions:
A limit on government employees to fit the budget, no political hires to overrun the salary caps and personnel limits...
The hiring of qualified, trained and experienced personnel to be heads of critical departments, such as CUC, CHC, DPS, PSS, MNC, to name a few...
An open and honest reporting of all financial dealings, contracts, leases and all purchasing for the public to review...
No nepotism, at all!
This would be a good start at the beginning of each fiscal year, and a constant for the duration of the year also....
Good work Diego...Keep it up!
P.S. Read the whole story here....
I am correcting a few errors on the origional post...
This will not go to the governor, it will go to the ballot if passed by 2/3 of the Senate...
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Do you know where each member of the legislature stands on the lawsuit the governor is wanting to file against the U.S. Federal Government?
Are they against Fitial,... with Fitial... or simply dazed and confused (D&C).
Leaders... Are you against Fitial's lawsuit?
If they want to be a leader and help establish a better relationship with the Federal Government, the country we are apart of, and disagree with Fitial, the answer is.... (Against him)
Followers... Are you with Fitial's lawsuit?
If they are a sheep and want to follow Fitial in his retarded lawsuit against the Feds. and agree with him, the answer would be (With him)
Dazed and Confused... Don't know shit...
If they are straddling the fence and can't fathom what the hell is going on or can't make up their little minds then the answer is D/C, Dazed and confused...
So you tell me if you have heard any lawmakers that have decided which path they will follow. I have heard a few so I will enter them first. As you let me know what you know I will add it to the list....
J. Deleon Guerrero.... WITH
O. Babauta................. WITH
D. Benavente............. AGAINST
F. Dela Cruz............... WITH
V. Hocog..................... WITH
H. Hofschneider........ AGAINST
R. Placoius................. WITH
J. Reyes..................... AGAINST
T. Sablan................... AGAINST
S. TLC. Torres......... WITH
L. Crisostimo........... WITH
H. San Nicolas........
Typing all these names only tells me one thing...
There are way to many of 'um, we don't need so many people to do the work they are producing... Agreed? Type your answers in comments and I will foward them to the front page...
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
When I went to vote in the last election I was determined to not vote for the old tired 'good old boys club'. I was going to place my vote for new and different people and try to make changes in the group on the Hill. But here lies the problem.. I couldn't vote any of the tired blood out of office and install new faces because....
ALL THAT WAS ON THE BALLOT WAS THE SAME OLD TIRED ASSHOLES.
There has to be a NEW WAY TO PLACE NEW PEOPLE ON THE BALLOT...
We cannot change the worn out faces if new ones aren't on the ballot. There has to be a process from the ground up, starting with who is on the ballot if there are going to be any changes made in who governs the CNMI. Should you go to the polls in the next election and all the names were the same-o same-o how can anything be made anew?
Do you want to see Babauta, Fitial and Tenorio as your only choices for governor next election? How would we voters change a damn thing? You see the ballot is the place to start. Now I'm not in a position to recommend how to do this but if something isn't done at the ground floor, it'll be deja vu all over again and the economic hole will continue to deepen...
I think the Marianas Variety has done a wonderful job with placing the 'comments' section in the on-line newspaper. This is steadily growing and will serve as an excellent out for the presently frustrated citizens to vent their disappointment. You will see this continue to grow and the folks on Capital Hill should be reading this and worrying their asses off cause the abused, neglected and repressed people are getting a voice through this venue and it will rise into a loud noise that they cannot no longer ignore....
Congratulations and thanks to the Marianas Variety for offering this very open and public venue for the common people to be heard....
Join in and vent your concerns, if nothing else you will know you stated your piece...
Monday, July 7, 2008
Wait a minute before you go to the store for watermelon, read on. There are traces of a chemical in the rind and the watermelon itself that produce the the chemicals in Viagra, so you are one step away from the actual effect. So sorry guys don't bother eating the whole thing, it'll only make you piss, often. Sorry about the false alarm, you can stop eating that melon now!
The Story Here...
Scientists: Watermelon yields Viagra-like effects
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A slice of cool, fresh watermelon is a juicy way to top off a Fourth of July cookout and one that researchers say has effects similar to Viagra - but don't necessarily expect it to keep the fireworks all night long.
Watermelons contain an ingredient called citrulline that can trigger production of a compound that helps relax the body's blood vessels, similar to what happens when a man takes Viagra, said scientists in Texas, one of the nation's top producers of the seedless variety.
Found in the flesh and rind of watermelons, citrulline reacts with the body's enzymes when consumed in large quantities and is changed into arginine, an amino acid that benefits the heart and the circulatory and immune systems.
"Arginine boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels, the same basic effect that Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it," said Bhimu Patil, a researcher and director of Texas A&M's Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center. "Watermelon may not be as organ-specific as Viagra, but it's a great way to relax blood vessels without any drug side effects."
Now put the watermelon down please and let me have some..... PLEASE!
NO action will be taken at this time against a detainee who admitted to smoking marijuana inside the restroom of the Department of Corrections in May, according to the recommendation of U.S. Probation Office. U.S. Probation Officer Melinda N. Brunson stated that the report she submitted to the U.S. District Court for the NMI regarding 24-year-old Dominic D. Chipwelong is recommended “for informational purposes only and no action be taken at this time.”
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Here is part of the story....
Those who have expressed their interest in running for delegate are Resident Rep. Pete A. Tenorio of the Republican Party, retired judge Juan T. Lizama, Commonwealth Election Commission executive director Gregorio Sablan, television talk show host John O. Gonzales, and businessman Patrick M. Calvo.
Sen. Luis Crisostimo has sought the endorsement of the Democratic Party. A primary is possible. Story Here....
There has been a few people entering and dropping out of this race for D.C. Delegate. None faster in and out then Patrick Calvo. (Is he in or out???) But the one that I predict won't make it to the starting block is Luis Crisostimo. He talks like he will run, but I'll bet when the gun sounds and the race is on he will be left on the starting line. Yup, won't go, won't run, is afraid of losing. I'll predict how it will go down.... He will give into David Cing and never even quit his Senate post to run, Yup again, it's all a blast of hot air. Sounded good in the papers and on lip service time but the wimp won't go, wait and see!
RUN LUIS, RUN! Don't be afraid and chicken out!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
FIRST, the good news: U.S. stimulus checks don’t “bounce.”
NEXT: Variety was told that a supermarket that received $6,000 in U.S. stimulus checks from different taxpayers could not cash them in a bank due to “insufficient funds.” But Finance Secretary Eloy Inos said that’s “impossible” because more than a third of the funds provided by the U.S. Department of Treasury are still in the bank.
“No way they bounced,” said Inos. He said the checks may not have been cleared due to other reasons but not because of “insufficient funds.” “There is what we call unusual endorsement like if a signature is missing. Sometimes the machine missed it (on the check) or the dates and the written amount and the figure are not the same,” he told Variety in an interview yesterday. “Or maybe the checks are (physically damaged). There are many other factors.”
According to Inos, $300 is the minimum federal stimulus rebate and since most taxpayers in the CNMI private sector are minimum wage earners who are paid lower than their counterparts in the U.S., most of them got the minimum rebate amount.
“If their tax liability is lower than $300, then they get $300. The minimum rebate is $300,” said Inos.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
The CNMI's 20 Hotshot crews will be deployed today, Tuesday, to California to help fight the hundreds of wildfires that are blackening large tracts of the state. Department of Public Safety commissioner Claudio K. Norita told the media yesterday that they received the activation call on Friday for the CNMI Hotshot team to head for California. “It's a program that we've been running in the CNMI since 1998,” Norita said. He said the 20 Hotshots from the CNMI will team up with their counterparts from Guam, American Samoa, and Hawaii.
SAIPAN’S readiness to handle emergency situations is better than expected, according to Press Secretary Charles P. Reyes Jr. in an interview on Friday. Story Here...
“This could be because we have the advantage of having many resources available, like assistance from Homeland Security, other federal agencies and from the U.S. military,” Reyes said.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. (Hardly seems worth it.)
If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb. (Now that's more like it!)
The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet. (O.M.G.!)
A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes. (In my next life, I want to be a pig.)
A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. (Creepy.) (I'm still not over the pig.)
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories a hour. (Don't try this at home, maybe at work.)
The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off. ("Honey, I'm home. What the...?!")
The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field. (30 minutes..lucky pig! Can you imagine?)
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds. (What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)
Some lions mate over 50 times a day. (I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity)
Butterflies taste with their feet. (Something I always wanted to know.)
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. (Hmmmmmm......)
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people. (If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)
Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.(okay, so that would be a good thing)
A cat's urine glows under a black light. (I wonder who was paid to figure that out?)
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. (I know some people like that.)
Starfish have no brains. (I know some people like that too.)
Polar bears are left-handed. (If they switch, they'll live a lot longer)
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure. (What about that pig??)
Thursday, June 26, 2008
KSPN NEWS Tonight 6/26/08
In an interview tonight with the Speaker of the House, Arnold Palacious, the current Washing Rep., Pete A.Tenorio and the ex attorney general for the BB administration, Pam Brown, all came to the same conclusion about the blockheaded governors pursuit of his lawsuit against the Federal government...
They all agreed it would be:
First.. Very costly at $50,000 dollars per month and a waste of money they don't have.
Second.. And even more damaging is the counterproductive relationship we would deepen with the Federal government, costing more then just a loss of cash.
Third.. All agreed it will be a losing effort and no one would win.
But the part I like the best was stated by Pan Brown and it was well said. She said it best!
She said, It will be the last great hurrah for the Governor, Ben Fitial and his assistants Howard Willens, Diane Sieman and Richard Pierce. I couldn't have said it better myself!!! It may be the end of the rope as we presently know it today.
GIVE IT UP, BEN! WAVE THE WHITE FLAG!
Have a good day.....
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
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Now we hear in today's news that the 'private sector' will be footing the bill. Now I can't imagine who this might be.
The Story Here...
Private sector to pay for federalization lawsuit:
THE “sympathizers” of the Fitial administration” in the private sector will finance the costs of suing the U.S. government over the federalization law, Variety was told yesterday.
How truthful is this announcement or is it a smoke screen to divert your attention from the actual waste of money? I don't think any smart business would venture into this loosing cause, how about you? 'Comment' below...
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Senator Luis Crisostimo was the most likely to be kicked out of the senate by the voters choice's, followed by the next less favorite, senate president Pete Reyes.
The most favorite to remain was senator Maria Pangelinan.
Thanks to all who participated...
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Who will front this money to the CNMI? How will this work? ..
The NMI Retirement Fund has favored a proposal to allow the CNMI government to borrow whatever amount is needed to pay its debt to the pension agency. The House of Representatives is currently considering two separate legislative initiatives for a pension obligation bond. One version, proposed by Rep. Heinz Hofschneider, calls for a $200-million debt to pay the government's pension obligation. Another proposal, sponsored by Rep. Joseph Deleon Guerrero, does not set a specific dollar amount, stating only that the bond must not exceed what the government owes the Retirement Fund.
Now I'm not an economics expert by a long shot but can you tell me how this plan will work?
How can one float a bond if they can't even pay the original debt? Where will the money come from to repay the bond? Will the repayment come from the general fund, and if it does, will we all now be paying the retirement benefits that the government owes by itself?
This sounds like a scheme to default the non government employees into paying benefits that the government owes. If that is the case then we all should get retirement benefits if the general public has to pick up the governments tab.
Now, as I said, I don't know this answer, but I would like to find out. If anyone has a clue as how this will work please tell me. I would love to know....
Something smells fishy here...
NOW THE BIG QUESTION:
WHAT THE FU**K ARE THEY WORRYING ABOUT $200 MILLION FOR THE RETIREMENT FUND WHEN THEY CAN'T EVEN BUY PARTS FOR CUC ENGINES??????? IDIOTS!!!!!
Friday, June 20, 2008
A Korean corporation is giving new life to Saipan's only microbrewery with a lease that will jump start a plan to market several local brands of beer on the island and overseas. “And what we're going to brew here is real beer.” Equally important is what to name the beer. Staffler said the brewery plans to hold a naming contest in the coming months with the help of the popular Garapan nightspot Godfather's. “Locals should be proud that there will be a local beer, and we're trying to give it a local name,” Staffler said.
So what do you think? Do you have a name for the new beer to be brewed here on Saipan?
Thursday, June 19, 2008
So lets do some math before you jump..
We will assume a bike/scooter (as mine does) gets 80 MPG.
Your auto (for an average) gets 20 MPG.
Driving 10,000 miles on a scooter, will cost you, 10,000 mi. / 80 mpg = 125 gal or $4.80 x 125 = $600.00.
Driving 10,000 miles in your auto will cost you, 10,000 mi. / 20 mpg = 500 gal or $4.80 x 500 = $2,400.00 Therefore saving ($2,400.00 - $600 =) $1,800.00 (approx. cost of a scooter.)
To make a simple comparison it cost 4x more to drive a car than a scooter. (this is considering gas only, not other costs as insurance, repairs etc.)
Another number to throw into the equation is how much do you drive in 1 year? If you drive the scooter 10,000 miles in one or two years it will be a benefit to purchase a scooter or any 80 MPG machine. If you drive 10,000 miles in 3 years you may break even + or -. If it takes you 4 or more years, to drive 10,000 miles (I will use this as the life of a scooter) then you may need to consider this more carefully.
A few pros and cons:
Fun to ride, fresh air...
No problem parking, stick it in anywhere...
Of course the savings...
A excellent second car...
Rain and more rain...
Probable looser in a duel with an auto...
Not much load capacity, only 1 extra rider...
Think about it....
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
A Congressman has seem the light and the dangers involved. See Post MC59
Tuesday, June 17, 2008... Story Here...
Bill Eyes Ban on Roadside Solicitations
Soliciting donations along the roads and at intersections will banned if a bill passes into law. A measure before the Legislature proposes to prohibit solicitations within 25 feet of the center line of any public highway in the Commonwealth. The proponents of the bill said the ban is reasonable because it will ensure the safety of the solicitors and the motorists.
Good work Joe Camacho, you just have saved someones life. I know it looks harmless and it has been the norm for many years but the traffic is now heavier and faster and with power outages and lights not working at times it has become an accident waiting to happen. It's much better never knowing what 'might' have happened and to know you have prevented a terrible accident, then to wish "if only I had done something sooner."
Thank you Joe....
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Concerned CUC ratepayers are urged to join in on a community forum on Tuesday, June 17th, starting at 6pm at the Multipurpose Center to discuss short-term and long-term solutions to the CNMI's continuing utilities crisis. An initial list of reasonable, achievable action items has been drafted as a result of numerous informal meetings and conversations with rate payers throughout the CNMI, including residents, business owners, community leaders, and government officials. This action plan will be officially launched on Tuesday for public comment.
Ratepayers will also be urged to formally dispute their CUC bills. The disputes will serve not only as an act of protest against ever-increasing rates and a continuing lack of transparency and accountability at CUC, but more importantly as an act of solidarity by the long-suffering people of the CNMI to demand the efficient, reliable, and affordable utility services we all deserve.
The goal of improved utilities demands not only short-term relief and decisive action by the local government, but also decisive and organized action by the CNMI's ratepayers, and long-term planning that involves the participation and cooperation of our entire community. The forum on Tuesday, June 17th at 6pm is just the first step toward mobilizing our community toward that goal.
Come with an open mind, your best ideas, at least three friends, and flashlights! Carpooling is strongly encouraged.
Please read Ed Propst's blog post. For more information about the community forum, contact Ed at 483-7361 or http://firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thanks very much and we hope to see you there!
Power to the People!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Well, kudos to the Marianas Variety for their new form with a 'comment' feature. Now I don't know if we had any part in their decision to add this feature, but they did a good job with it. If you are an on-line reader you would have already seen the new layout. If you haven't been reading the Variety on-line you should check it out. All the bloggers will find it familiar to post comments but non-bloggers may be a bit apprehensive to join in writing their comments. So if you read the news on-line go ahead add your comments. One good thing about their comments is you can delete or edit your comment at anytime as long as it is posted.
So here's to the Marianas Variety for a job well done! I know it will, as more people get acquainted with it, improve their 'hits' to the news.
Check it out!!!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wendsday, June 11/08
A local businessman is the latest to join the delegate race. Patrick M. Calvo said he will run for the U.S. Congress as an independent candidate. This is his first time to run for elected office. Calvo is the owner of Calvo's Nursery and Landscaping and Island Farmers Market. He is also the current president of the Saipan Rotary Club. Story Here...
If you heard the KSPN news tonight you will know what I'm talking about.
News flash.. Calvo being sought on charges. I'll not define the charges so not to make a mistake. But the delegate wannabe is finished. This will probably go down as the shortest run for an elected position ever.
More later if relevant.... The Latest Story...
Tuesday, November 28, 2000
Calvo pleads not guilty to rape: Story Here....
Businessman Patrick Mendiola Calvo yesterday plead not guilty to the charge of sexual abuse of a child.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Nuclear power is the power of the future.
Here are a few of the latest thoughts on the subject..
Shooting Oneself in the Foot , and
An Urgent need to Change
Our 'leaders' in their own old fashioned and backwards ways aren't even considering the possibilities nuclear power affords. Now before you get your bowels in an uproar, read the articles linked above. I will not accept old outdated positions on this subject unless you know what you are spouting off about.
You can take this to the bank.....
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Well, here is the latest news flash....
MAKE SAIPAN A DUMP!
TINIAN is considering the feasibility of shipping its non-recyclable solid waste to Saipan until the construction of a new Tinian landfill is completed. Story Here....
Now here is something that just might work. Make Saipan a huge dump site and collect all the trash throughout all the Pacific islands. Why, just think of the possibilities, barge after barge of rotten garbage coming in daily, non stop. It will always be needed, they won't run out of garbage, garbage is like taxes and death, everyone has to do it. This is a no brainer, bring in the trash. Finally a plan that will work... Kudos to the brilliant, high minded people who developed this grand scheme!
Here comes the money!
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Federal court sanctions 'vexatious litigant'...
The court has sanctioned John Sablan Pangelinan by ordering him to pay attorneys' fees and court costs to attorney Robert T. Torres for including the lawyer's clients in a $61.1 million lawsuit, which the court found frivolous. Story Here.. and More Story Here..
This man has the uncanny ability to dig a hole, a very deep hole and can dig it quickly. All these traits exemplified here should make him a shoo-in to take over as the next governor. Our present gov. could dig a deep hole but not as fast, this guy is a pro. Even more Here... and Here too ... The Letter
Talk about being a loser this guy is the best of the bunch. Just make sure you don't cross his path, it would be like having a black cat passing under a ladder with a broken mirror.
If you didn't follow this story it's rather interesting, read all the links. There are 5 links.
I'll call him a two shovel guy.