Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Is the Occupy message missing the mark?

Debt forgiveness is a complex subject. Many times the interest charged on a loan can end up being being for more money than the original loan amount itself. So when Occupy Protestors demand debt forgiveness, they are actually asking for both principle and interest rate charges.

The logical, middle ground would be to demand that consumers have the right to restructure existing debt without having to default first. It's really that simple. 

Presently, student loans, home mortgages, and credit card debts must be defaulted before they can be restructured. However, the default usually makes matters worse, not only for the present debt, but for future loans as well. Even getting a job can be affected if one has a default against them.
It is naive to expect debt forgiveness that forgives both the principle and the interest rate charges, it is reasonable to demand that restructuring a debt should not require a default first.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Lethal fungus adds to tornado woes in Joplin, Mo.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Are Chris Kofinis and Dave "Mudcat" Saunders part of the John Edwards Probe?

Two names that I have not forgotten from the 2008 democratic presidential nomination race are Dave "Mudcat" Saunders and Chris Kofinis. Both of these hugely integrated John Edwards campaign staff members staunchly attacked Hillary Clinton during their own appearances on MSNBC and CNN.

Here is a quote from Dave "Mudcat" Saunders that I took right off the airwaves back in 2008 just after John Edwards resigned from the 2008 democratic nomination race...
"I will do everything within my power so Edwards doesn't endorse Hillary Clinton" -Dave "Mudcat" Saunders.
Not to be outdone by Saunders, Chris Kofinis denied any and all knowledge of anything to do with John Edwards and his baby daddy situation or the affair that led to Edwards fathering a child.

Maybe Kofinis did not know, but Kofinis had such an integral position in the Edwards campaign that it would seem that he might have been confided in in regards to Edward's secrets.

Kofinis stated on MSNBC that he had no knowledge of the Edwards affair even though he was communications director of the Edwards campaign!
When do the actions of Edwards supporters spill over into an admission that Hillary Clinton was wrongly attacked by those hiding John Edward's secrets?
When does a grand jury investigation take a position on the ability of a wounded political campaign to continue to take pot shots at another democratic rival in exchange for remaining on payroll even after secretly knowing their own candidate cannot win and will be resigning?
Does not such a conflicted position create political pundits on a payroll using their positions to wound another candidacy simply because they have nothing else to lose but a paycheck to gain?
Shouldn't the threat of jail time be an added incentive to cease and desist talking negatively about competing political rivals if their own candidate can no longer win because of their own actions?
Will Kofinis and Saunders be investigated to see if they continued with political attacks against democratic rivals even after they knew their own candidate's own behavior had torpedo'd any chance of becoming the democratic presidential nominee in 2008?

If Kofinis and Saunders had any knowledge of Edwards actions, and still attacked a fellow democratic rival in exchange for being on Edward's payroll, are their actions any different than what John Edwards did?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Satellite images of Joplin, Mo., before and after the tornado

When you click on the link above, you will see two photos that overlay exactly on top of each other that show the before and after of the Tornados that hit Joplin, Missouri. What is really amazing to me is the lack of green in the after picture.

I think anything green has been totally covered by the remains of people's homes and businesses that have been scattered throughout the entire region. Hundreds have been killed.

One young man was sucked out of the roof of the SUV his father was driving when the tornado overtook their car. I can't even fathom the shock of being lifted out of a moving car and then what???? Lifted up into the sky, twirled around, and where did he go? He hasn't been found.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Identifying the REAL ISSUES regarding Arnold Schwarzenegger's Secret Baby Caper.

Lets put to bed some of the non issues in regards to Arnold Schwarzenegger's secret baby.
The woman Arnold apparently had an affair with is apparently not as pretty as Maria Shriver. Who cares! It is completely irrelevant how pretty the person Arnold allegedly had an affair with, is, or was.
Other celebrities and politicians have had babies out of wedlock.
The difference appears to be not only the length of time that has elapsed has been a decade or longer, it's also that Arnold got to choose when to expose the secret. Arnold waited until AFTER he served his entire 8 year term as governor, so trying to say it's like other out of wedlock situations is not really accurate.
So what are some of the more germane issues?
The biggest one for me is if Arnold Schwarzenegger truly kept the pregnancy and the child a secret from Maria Shriver, while also allowing the person he allegedly had the affair with to keep working within the Schwarzenegger household for the next decade, he potentially endangered Maria Shriver's life.

Yes, Maria Shriver was at the mercy of a woman who could have snapped at any time over her desire for her son to have a real dad. The whole time that Shriver's rival was sizing her up in Shriver's home, Shriver didn't know there was a rivalry, and that is beyond deplorable.

In my opinion it's criminal behavior on Schwarzenegger's part to allow a secret love interest to actually prepare meals for Shriver, to possibly even have access to prescriptions as well. It also shows horribly bad, and ultra narcissistic behavior on Schwarzenegger's part if he never even considered that his wife could be in danger.

The second issue for me is that Arnold got to share his secret with the world on his own terms when he wasn't the only one that was affected. I think Arnold's calculating narcissism has already backfired on him. The fact that Arnold retained such control for so long might result in those who knew him, including political allies, friends, family and even fans, feeling trivialized.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Maria Shriver's embarrassing legacy of supporting men over women even as she holds her own annual women's empowerment conference.

To be fair to Maria Shriver, perhaps if she had known about Arnold Schwarzenegger's affair and secret baby years ago, maybe she doesn't publicly support Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton when she herself had acknowledged that both candidates were terrific.

Back when Arnold first ran for governor of California, one of his opponents was Arianna Huffington. So it comes as an interesting twist that twice now Maria Shriver has supported a male political candidate over an equally qualified female candidate that was also on the ballot.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Is West Coast Milk Safe to Drink? The Left Behind Dogs in Japan.

Headlines never cease to amaze me for their inaccuracy when it comes to what the story is really about. This story is not just about milk, it's about the aftermath of what has happened in Japan.

On top of that, there a couple shots of left behind dogs that I can't get out of my mind.
Perhaps because it is so opposite of practically every child in danger or dog in danger story where the dog or the child is taken away from their home by one of dozens of nefarious forces or situations.

In this instance, the dogs are just, left behind.
Incredibly, these dogs have become accidental radioactive test subjects, were they not to presumably die from starvation first.

Three scenarios that come to mind. One, just ignore the dogs, as apparently has been done in some abandoned cities near the nuclear reactor sites in Japan. Two, supply the dogs with local food, leave them there, then periodically test them for radioactivity, or three, PICK THEM UP!

Of the three, leaving the dogs behind and not feeding them seems the cruelest because it makes their lives less meaningful on a social and international level, and along with the radioactivity they are enduring that will probably affect their physical health, also harms the dogs psychologically.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Video of Police Car hitting a cyclist walking their bicycle.

Wow, I'm guessing the bicyclist just seemed so confident the police car was going to stop. The cyclist is in serious condition.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Nine Year old Shooting Victim was Aspiring Politician.

Christina Taylor Green was the nine year old shot gun murder victim from the Tucson Arizona Congress on your Corner massacre. Christina was there because she wanted to meet Gabrielle Giffords, a passing of the torch from an adult female politician to a 9 year old fan, who by the way wanted to be the first female major league baseball player.

Christina was also a 911 baby and I would have loved to have read about her successes as she became an adult, a happy offshoot from a terrible day in American History.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cenk Uygur from Young Turks is the equivalent of a Progressive Nazi (in my opinion) after hearing one minute of his hate speech on MSNBC.

My ongoing boycott of MSNBC was interrupted today when the cable guy showed up to make a repair. When the channel ended up on MSNBC for a moment, I had the chance to hear a rant by Cenk Uygur and it just came off as so arrogant, condescending, racist, and high brow, all at the same time.

I don't remember the exact words, but this nutjob was going on and on about how the U.S. was becoming a "progressive nation". I took this to mean, the old school republicans and old school democrats are a thing of the past. Time for a rainbow coalition that is about every flavor, except for caucusian.

This guy is an arrogant jerk, I think he's racist, and CAN I HAVE MY 20 SECONDS BACK I SPENT LISTENING TO MR. NUTJOB?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Elk Grove mom saves thousands in Haiti with her Water Purification system.

ELK Grove mom saves thousands in Haiti. Hat tip to Camel's Nose blog for finding this story. Camel's Nose article was seen by me on Daily PUMA, and I have created an article here on Daily-PUMA with the two links so people can learn more about this great story and on Daily-PUMA the article can stay up longer versus Daily PUMA.

Hopefully this product will help prevent cholera in Haiti. I recommend reading both links above as this is a great story. Would probably make an excellent LifeTime or Hallmark movie of the week.

This is the kind of story that Oprah Winfrey would want to promote on her show, but would all the profits of that particular show go to Haiti, or would Oprah Winfrey profit as well?


John Ziegler on the VIEW talks about his soon to be released 2008 Election Documentary.



Domestic Violence You Tube Video "Burn it Down" by OnaKalima has been taken down by YouTube!

Message from from the director and first time filmmaker Ona Kalima...

"Thank you for writing to me. I am in the middle of moving, but was getting ready to write to you for help. I received an email that stated that my video had been removed for violating the community guidelines. I looked to the guidelines and couldn't see any I had violated. HELP! We had gotten up to nearly 7,000 views and now we have to start from scratch. I was starting to receive a lot of hate-oriented comments about being a "communist dyke" and stuff like that--what do you think??"

DailyPUMA thinks the PUMA community needs to contact YouTube. Suggestions for the best avenue to do this would be greatly appreciated. What is worse than images depicting violence against woman? Striking down a message about Violence against Woman. Shame on you YouTube for not having more common sense.

PLEASE FAX YouTUBE at 1-650-253-0001 and ask that OnaKalima's "Burn it Down" video be reinstated.

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From Annie Sweetie Oakley

All in the Family and Archie Bunker's Place.

All in the Family ran from 1971 to 1979 and featured Jean Stapleton and Carroll O'Connor as the wife and husband. All in the Family ended its run in 1979 but the show continued under the name Archie Bunkers Place, which then ran from 1979 to 1983. In the new version, Jean Stapleton has died and Archie Bunker now runs a bar.

In real life, Carroll O'Connor passed on in 2001, Jean Stapleton is still alive.

I saw Jean Stapleton in a movie last night called "A Matter of Sex". A Matter of Sex is a modern day (early 80's) suffragettes movie revolving around 8 women who went on strike because their bank would not promote them or pay them in line with their male counterparts.

Suddenly I saw the additional irony being played out in real life.

Jean Stapleton, who is still alive, was killed off in Archie Bunker's Place, whereas Carroll O'Connor, who passed on in 2001, outsurvived Jean Stapleton in the television show.

In fact, Carroll O'Connor would get another television series as well. However, Jean Stapleton could never use her famous character Edith because Edith had been killed off.

This is another example of a male getting to prolong and extend his career while the woman co-star role is prematurely snuffed out and can no longer be used by her for the rest of her career.

Invasion of the OBama Slackers.


Why wasn't Barack Obama Vetted during the campaign?

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Jimmy Kimmel on Barack Obama Comedy Etiquette