Monday May 24, 2010 07:18
Friday August 26, 2011 20:22
The Daily Reckoning.
"Studies of consumption and happiness show that people are happier when they spend money on experiences rather than material objects," says the Times.
The liberal arts educated are responsive to bad PR we've found from our Whitman College liberal arts experiences. Continued pressure is required, of course. "Let's pretend it doesn't exist and it will go away", "Ignore it and it will go away", "If no one is looking, we will do what we want", "Let's vote on it", "We'll conduct a poll", "We'll demonstrate", "We'll use our liberal arts controlled media to bury the problem", "We don't care about the facts, we aren't going to do it" are all liberal arts principles of dealing with problems.
Our job is to force the liberal arts educated using Internet to act on facts and give them bad publicity, including poor education and stupidity, if they do not act properly on the facts.
Summer vacation phone message from representative Heinrichs and mail from Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union caused this page.
Salmon plus rolling duffle bag weighed 43 on Ilwaco fish derby scales.
US Air reported it weighed exactly 50 pounds. US Air would love to charge additional $50.
Sturgeon fishermmen, Columbia river, heading east from Ilwaco to Longview, WA.
$12 plastic bag of cleaned Dungeness crab bought at Linda Brand Crab in Chinook, WA which is several miles east of Ilwaco along the Columbia river.
Nice lady sales person gave us a large container of cocktail sauce, one cold pack, then two additional cold packs to keep salmon cool. Near 90o F in Portland, OR.
Picnic at Lake Sacajawea park in Longview, WA.
Rolling duffle bag bought a Longview WalMart after lunch to hold clothes.
Salmon space had priority.
Back to Portland airport to turn in Budget rental Toyota Corolla.
About $100/lb salmon survived trip fine. No more room in freezer.
Upper triangular nonsingular binary matrix problem solved between Portland and Phoenix.
These essential non-BTU-wasting vacations may not be possible in the future for a variety of reasons.
Free 4 bar WiFi in Phoenix.Summer vacation 2010.
Legal, insurance, and EPRI actions resuming on Monday.
Saturday July 17, 2010 15:47
Some, if not most, liberal arts educated apparently do not understand the distinction between:
1 DEMAND and REQUEST.
2 MANDATORY and DISCRETIONARY.
Steveston hotel conversation Friday July 16, 2010 with
credit card number information segment deleted.
Two guys speaking Arabic with backpacks sat next to us at McD's on Douglas St in Victoria.
Sunday July 18, 2010 16:43
Fidel Castro appears again, warns of war
Castro's sudden re-emergence after four years in seclusion for health reasons has raised questions about his intentions, but his message has been consistent -- a devastating war is at hand if the United States, in alliance with Israel, tries to enforce international sanctions against Iran for its nuclear activities.
We tried and have failed. So far.
Thursday July 22, 2010 Ilwaco, WA.
Two king salmon. Biggest about 15 pounds.
Above photo taken by John Sobolewski.
Above photo taken by Bill Payne.
Victoria-Vancouver Ferry Sunday July 18, 2010
Northwest of Tsawassen is coal storage pile
seen to left of red ship. About 8,600 BTU/pound.
1 kWh = 3412.14163 BTU. We getting ready for EPRI too.
Mel Davidson reports that there is at least one coal train per day going through Bellingham, WA.
Anita Langley at the Buck and Ear in Steveston, BC.
Rule of not meeting with person met on Internet broken.
Boarding Vancouver - Victoria ferry Tuesday July 21, 2010 at level 2 of 6 levels.
Those ferries are huge.
Sit down dining with ceramic plates, silverware, and bussed removal.
Looking toward Port Angeles, WA on way to Victoria.
Old car and truck show in Victoria, BS
Literally thousands of people in attendance.
Scouted to make it from the hotel to Crystal Garden to Swartz Bay.
Less than half hour walk to bus stop from Hotel.
Silverdale WA Saturday July 17, 2010
Silverdale is military bedroom for Bremerton and Bangor Navy bases.
Micky D sign.
About a half dozen of these boats parked in McD's parking lot.
Puget Sound Navy Museum Friday July 16, 2010.
Carriers awaiting scrap except perhaps the Ranger.
In !964 bill, working for the Navy Personnel Activity, flew from North Island in San Diego on a S2F and landed on the Ranger.
Study of Command and Control use of radar was the purpose.
Ranger radar broken so planes take off and land watched for several days.
Foggy one day. Plane headed directly for carrier. We could see pilot's head searching from side-to-side looking for carrier.
Pilot finally saw carrier and veered off.
Note Vincennes at upper left.
The aircraft, an Airbus A300B2 operated by Iran Air as IR655, was flying from Bandar Abbas, Iran, to Dubai, UAE, when it was destroyed by the U.S. Navy's guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes, killing all 290 passengers and crew aboard, including 66 children, ranking it seventh among the deadliest airliner fatalities. It was the highest death toll of any aviation incident in the Indian Ocean and the highest death toll of any incident involving an Airbus A300 anywhere in the world. Vincennes was traversing the Straits of Hormuz, inside Iranian territorial waters, and at the time of the attack IR655 was within Iranian airspace.
In 1996, the United States and Iran reached "an agreement in full and final settlement of all disputes, differences, claims, counterclaims" relating to the incident at the International Court of Justice. As part of the settlement, the United States agreed to pay US$61.8 million in compensation to the families of the Iranian victims. However, the United States has never admitted responsibility, nor apologized to Iran.
The US needs to get these unfortunate matters settled too before they get FAR worse. Like WW III?
NAVAL UNDERSEA MUSEUM Friday July 16, 2010.
Twassan-Swartz Bay ferry schedule schedule.
Victoria Express schedule.
Port Angeles - Port Townsend map.
30-40 scenic miles between Port Angeles and Porst Townsend?
Swartz Bay Victoria map.
Route 70 - SWARTZ BAY / DOWNTOWN EXPRESS.
One hour length, service each half hour?
Motels Port Townsend.
From: Anita Langley [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 12:15 PM
To: bill payne Subject:
Re: hotel in vancouver
I called the Steveston, I was told sent you a reply and they do have a room available. If you still haven't received the email, I suggest calling directly at 604 277-9511. I asked if there is a shuttle to the ferry, I was told no, you would have to take a taxi. Depending on the hours and availability of transport, I may be able to take you to the ferry. One of our vehicles is out of commission, we're working on resolving that.
Sound recording of ocean at Cannon Beach Thursday July 15,2010 photo
Returning to SurfSand after recording.
Surfsand Cannon Beach OR.
Salmon fishing Ilwaco, WA.
Thursday July 15, 2010 about 7:45. Low tide 09:55.
Low tide at Haystack rock, Cannon Beach, OR Wednesday July 14, 2010.
Puffins nest on rock.
Close to high tide at about 14:00.
About 10 foot difference today!
Park ranger reports close to 16 foot tides during winter.
Sand disappears during winter, only rocks left, ranger said.
SurfSand fire Tuesday July 13, 2010.
San Mateo to the left on landing in San Francisco July 13, 2010. We lived in South San Mateo beginning in 1947/48.
Terrible to see the environmental destruction.
1 btu = 1 055.05585 joules.
Natural gas is billed in giga Joules in Vancouver, BC, Anita Langley reported.
Man may be the only species reliant on heat to survive?
3412.14163 BTU = 1 kWh may be one of the most important number in the history of the human race?
We have to focus on getting our stolen $22,036 back. But there are so many other interesting things happening.
Like meeting Anita Langley for lunch at perhaps the Buck and Ear in Vancouver, BC on Monday July 19, 2010.
Forget about privacy. We listened to Mel Gibson's phone conversations on TV tonight.
We, of course, have nothing to hide. And are only interested in peaceful settlement of these unfortunate matters.
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 7:40:44 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: Re: hotel in vancouver
The Steveston IS very British. The area is quite charming, city malls are absent, but typical coffee shops can be found. A nice wharf and small shops to visit. I have a couple of Aussie friends, coordinating phone/skype calls can be a bit difficult :)
I enjoyed a very nice lunch at the Steveston about a month ago, the only time I've been there. It sounds like a good choice.
To: "Anita Langley"
Cc: "Melvin Davidson" , "John Sobolewski"
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 6:06:37 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: Re: hotel in vancouver
The Steveston has not replied yet.
We appreciate your offer of a ride.
In that case, perhaps we could have lunch at the Steveston?
The Steveston looks very British.
Many years ago we went to Victoria. It looked to be part of England.
Last time we visited Victoria it had the same mall stores as in the US. Yuk.
Mel Davidson WAS a Canadian.
John Sobolewski IS an Aussie. I will tell you the story, John told me, about why he is STILL an Aussie.
From: "Anita Langley"
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 1:09:27 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: Re: hotel in vancouver
Good choice! Steveston is very nice. I don't know if there is a shuttle from the Ferry, but I would be happy to give you a ride if you like.
Washington State University colleague Keith Wollen.
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "Keith Wollen"
To: "bill payne" firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2010 3:46:59 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: RE: WSU keith wollen?
Great! We'd love to have you visit. You can stay in our guest room.
Fran is doing well. You probably wouldn't notice any difference other than the aging we all experience. My paper on Alzheimer's is past peer review and will be published in September. I cut the tip off my little finger so typing is difficult!
Let us know your plans and give Patty our best.
From: bill payne [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2010 6:28 AM
Subject: WSU keith wollen?
Patty and I are thinking of vacationing on the coast of wa and or this year.
We were thinking of stopping at port angeles.
How is fran?
Our computer science work at wsu has made us fwell-known.
WSU computer science work.
Chuck and Jaque in Silverdale, WA. Jaque and Patty are
friends. They lived next to us in Pullman from 1966 to 1972.
Meet with Mel and Barbara.
Downtown Victoria to Tsawwassen.
Vancouver - Victoria (Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay)
Lunch in Vancouver, BC with Anita Langley.
Anita was affiliated with Black Op Radio.
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