TWW is The Warped Woodturner who is a local artist living in a suburb of Springbrook, WI (pop 87). His mission is to use a wood lathe to make interesting but mostly useless objects from locally-sequestered carbon for tourists to bring back to the city to give to people they had to buy something for but don't like that well. His target market is the senior citizens since their vision is not as good as it used to be so cannot see the defects as well.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Or how about Juan Williams or Sarah Palin? Williams is a member of the liberal ingroup who dared to cavort with Fox News. Thomas was a Republican affirmative action pick who is part of the black person ingroup and Palin is a member of the women's ingroup who went bad.
"Black-sheep effect refers to the the tendency for members to evaluate a disliked an ingroup member who performs an offensive behavior
And thanks to http://blacksheephill.com/ for not having a copyright notice on their black sheep image.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
- Look at a clock. Now hold your breath for a minute if you can.
- Find someone to hold your breath for you – again for one minute if the person can. You best ask them first what they want in return.
- Now, do this thought experiment (do not really do this at home): Imagine using your computer to design and print some paper money. Next go to the city and take a walk where the panhandlers hang out and when they ask for some money give them your new money.
- Remember back to when you bought your house if you have one. Did you think in the future you would be able to sell it for more money? Why?
- Think back to when you bought your last car. Did you think you would be able to sell it for more money? Why?
- Finally, take an imaginary other-reliant trip for a hamburger after the Fall (included so fellow survivalist readers don't feel left out). Pretend people have lost their faith in the US dollar (or whatever your currency is). An innovative restaurant with golden arches then comes up with a way to keep going. They have little scales on their counters with armed guards and when those of you smart enough to have some gold want a hamburger you can shave little pieces off your gold coins on to a scale on the counter until a bell rings and you get your hamburger.
- Buying groceries
- Buying electricity from grid
- Buying a PV system
- Buying seeds or baby animals
- Buying a chain saw
- Buying land
- People helping you with a task with no thought of getting paid back (true charity)
- Welfare (wealth transfer) payments
- Government services where you get more service than you pay taxes or pay more taxes than you get in services
- Scams and thievery
- Generating you own solar electricity
- Growing your own food
- Cutting firewood on your land
- Catching rain water
- Gathering food on public property
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
note: pictures of the defendants are not shown here since it is the policy of this blog not to show nonwhite people accused of crimes since it my be misleading.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
"You kind of have to drop the standard for the first lady, right?" the official explained late Thursday. "I mean, she's pretty well liked and probably doesn't know what she's doing." "
TWW wonders if this election official was talking about her husband instead of Michele.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Hopefully, the courts will say the federal government has overstepped and cannot require people to buy health insurance but the unwanted side effect of this is to create a class of freedom-loving uninsured freeloaders who will expect medical care if they get hurt or sick. The answer here is to create the National Op-Out Registry (NO-OR). When the IRS tries to fine someone for not having health insurance people should be free to opt out of health care by getting their names on NO-OR. With NO-OR in place when anyone goes to the hospital the staff will be required to check to insure the person is not on NO-IR. To protect hospitals it should be illegal to treat people on NO-IR unless they pay for care upfront. If they could not pay the serious cases would get free hospice care paid for by the federal government and people with less serious conditions would be sent home. Does this sound mean-spirited? Perhaps 'personal responsiblity' is a better term.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Note to new viewers. The principles behind this blog were first spelled out in 2005 in Countryside magazine by The Warped Wood Turner who later became TWW.
See Principles of successful country freeloading. There is a link to the original manuscript below which may be easier to read than the link above.
Friday, October 08, 2010
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Today, when the climate predicting elites predict the future with their computer models, supposedly educated people equate the predictions with TRUTH. What changed? Nothing. For years the end of the world religions have been predicting the end. Sometimes the cult members go sit in the mountains waiting for the predicted end and the world does not end. Then they have to figure out what to do next. Today the educated people who despise traditional religions have joined the religious cult of anthropogenic global warming and are acting just like the uneducated believers do.
The problem with climate predictions is the time frame. 50 years is a long time to wait for the end but all true believers seem to be the same be they religious kooks or liberal kooks until they are forced to admit the predictions were wrong.
To test this theory TWW predicts a nice day today. We will have to see if the prediction comes true. He will be the first to admit if the prediction is wrong.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Monday, October 04, 2010
‘Toasted Skin Syndrome’ Warning For Laptop Users" - see http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/10/04/toasted-leg-syndrome-warning-for-laptop-users-of/
please note: NOAA says "FROST ADVISORIES AND FREEZE WARNINGS WILL NO LONGER BE ISSUED FOR THE DULUTH COUNTY WARNING AREA OF NORTHEAST MINNESOTA AND NORTHWEST WISCONSIN THIS FALL. MOST AREAS HAVE EXPERIENCED A FREEZE...AND THE FROST AND FREEZE HEADLINE PROGRAM WILLRESUME LATE NEXT SPRING."
Sunday, October 03, 2010
By IAN JAMES
The Associated Press
Sunday, October 3, 2010; 6:55 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that members of the country's civilian militia should be issued weapons to be armed and ready at all times."
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