Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich, please...

Not your typical version, but deliciously romantic...

Late night yowls, my darling and deliciously adorable Kittens... oh, lordy, lordy, what a day... yes, this Big Cat had to trek into town for the necessary stuff, and it was a summer-hot day... lots of haying going on in the fields... with all the flooding in other areas of the country, the Kougaress is betting hay might be in short supply.

Ice Cream Sandwich, please ... yes, this Big Cat girl is dreaming of an ice cream sandwich... and was dreaming of one while she crashed for a bit of a nap... no, not one of those cardboard, mostly air ones... but one made out of organic ingredients... one with dense chocolately wafers sandwiching rich creamy vanilla ice cream... but, alas, not to be, especially since the milk supply is generally full of radiation these days. Which is why the Kougaress has had occasional cravings for a creamy chocolate malt, and now an ice cream sandwich. And, is she ever glad she indulged while the indulging was good. Once upon a time.

Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

3:33 am... 1:11 pm... 3:33 pm... stealing farmland is one endgame currently happening... a carpet-bagger land grab is going on, disguised as aid, with the deliberate flooding of farmland around the Missouri river by the gov thugs... and not to mention the healthy soybean crops are being deliberately ruined by the gov... so what are the farm animals going to eat now? But then, THE GOV does not care about you!!! Regardless of who they hire to make you believe otherwise. Do whatever you need to do to protect yourself and your loved ones from these disgusting authorities, who are nothing but the most vile of crooks. Yep, tyranny, your tax dollars at work.
OBTW, an experienced fireman who is present at the Los Alamos fires states, to paraphrase, that the fires surrounding the lab and nuclear waste are *not* being contained on purpose, but the fires are being encouraged to spread. Why? Gee, are ‘they’ going to blame any kind of problem on the boogie-man of choice? KABOOM!

Authoress news and mews ~

Not much on the authorly front today for the Kougar, so here’s what caught her attention...

Amazon cuts off California affiliates
By RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Inc. and much smaller Inc. are cutting off their advertising affiliates in California because of a new state rule forcing online retailers to collect sales tax there.

In an email Wednesday to California-based affiliates, Seattle-based Amazon said it would cut ties with affiliates who reside in the nation's most populous state if the law became effective. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the law Wednesday as part of a larger state budget package.

The new rule requires online retailers to collect California sales taxes if they have in-state affiliates. "Affiliate" is the term the online retailers use for individuals or companies who run websites that refer visitors to them and then get paid a commission on any resulting sales.

For Amazon affiliates, these fees vary from 4 percent to 15 percent of a sale.

This move doesn't affect the third-party sellers who sell items through Amazon says they already are responsible for determining what taxes must be collected on a sale and often include taxes in the prices they charge customers.

In its email, Amazon called California's new rule "unconstitutional" and "counterproductive." Amazon would not disclose how many affiliates it had in California, but in the email it said that for more than a decade it has worked with "thousands" of people in the state.

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BIG CAT SNARLING NOTE: Given the throw-the-rotten-tomatoes leaders who could give one fig about the constitution and the rights of the people, hey, no surprise. And, if you believe the lies that the California is broke... well, what a brilliant PR program. Anyone remember the gigundis scam pulled by Enron, who claimed there wasn’t enough power and then collected record profits for that time in California... well, there ya go. It’s the same scam now. And, guess who suffers horribly... the people of California. Now all of us who want to purchase items from California businesses. In fact, at this time in our history, taxes are simply a license to steal the people blind, deaf and dumb.


Future Cars May Fix Themselves
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The future may be more amazing than we can imagine (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to these shows and we will hold John Hogue's feet to the fire--as usual--any day now!) First, tires that fix their own flats: these could be inspired by a tree called the Weeping Benjamin. When attacked by insects or suffering other mechanical damage, the trees emit a thick mess of latex particles that contain capsules of the protein hevein. When the latex reaches the wound, the hevein capsules break and are released, closing the wound.

In Daily Tech, Jason Mick quotes researcher Anke Nellesen as saying, "We loaded microcapsules with a one-component adhesive and put it in elastomers made of synthetic caoutchouc to stimulate a self-healing process in plastics. If pressure is put on the capsules, they break open and separate this viscous material. Then this mixes with the polymer chains of the elastomers and closes the cracks." He hasn't yet succeeded in making tires that fix their own flats, but he's working on it.

This is something that may be necessary soon, since car manufacturers are saving money by eliminating the spare tire. On USA Today, Chris Woodyard quotes GM CEO Terry Connolly as saying, "Getting rid of something as important as the spare tire wasn't a decision we made lightly. The universal implementation of tire pressure monitoring systems over the past five years has significantly reduced the likelihood that a flat tire will leave you stranded."

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Your July Forecast is Here!

As was the case in June, the Universe has decided to kick July off with a solar eclipse. Having two consecutive months begin with a solar eclipse is uncommon enough, but with the rest of the planets adding their own colorful energies to the mix, you're in for an entire month of fireworks!

July literally starts off with a bang, as a solar eclipse occurs in Cancer on July 1. Cancer is generally associated more with home, family and emotional bonds than it is with excitement; in this case, however, the solar eclipse will form a rather stressful alignment with Saturn, Aries and Pluto. You'll feel pulled in four different directions, and it simply won't be possible to resolve every problem that arises. Your best strategy will be to take a few deep breaths, fix as much as you can and put everything else behind you. Just be prepared to make peace with the fact that you won't be able to remedy everything.

And that's just the first day of the month! On July 2, Mercury moves into Leo, adding more wit to your conversations. On the following day, July 3, the Sun bumps into Saturn, and while this transit might feel downbeat, it's really quite practical and helpful.

Venus then joins the Sun in Cancer on July 4, upping the emotional factor. July 6 sees Saturn reappear with Mars, and while whatever you do at this time may require great perseverance, don't give up! Finally, July 7 shines as a bright spot on the month's calendar as Jupiter and Pluto offer the necessary motivation to make things happen.

The ensuing week may continue to feel a bit bumpy, but things should start to calm down on July 15 when the full Moon in Capricorn brings a sense of practicality to an overly emotional month. Life will take on a completely different tone on July 23, when the Sun moves out of Cancer and into Leo, a transit that's sure to bring on a much livelier and flamboyant mood. Throw friendly Venus into the Leo mix on July 28, and you've got nothing but good times ahead!

The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Summer-Cruisin' June ~


And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Ice Cream Sandwich kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Mmm...those ice cream sandwiches look divine! Much yummier than the store-bought ones for sure!

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, yeah, now there's a biz for these times, if you could get good ingredients, specialty ice cream goodies.

Bree said...

I figure it's only a matter of time before they start trying to tax everything you order online...even ebooks.

Savanna Kougar said...

Bree, so true. I wish we would create an erevolution on the web, and say NO!!! It's not your damn money, get your dirty hands off it!