Watching bats!

Have you ever watched bats leave a bat cave at dusk?
Now bats fly by radar, not electrically generated radar, but bat radar.
I recall as a small child watching adults load their shot guns with #8 shot and try to shoot bats in the air.
The bats apparently were just smart enough to fly high enough so that their radar would have time to pick up all of the pellets, about 1/16" in diameter, and avoid them entirely.
I never saw one bat fall!
Some of the things we humans do today is similar to trying to shoot bats.
We know it usually can't be done, unless the bat is maybe sick, but we try it anyway rather than argue with someone.
Running an economy into the ground by selling everyone an expensive house that we know they will never pay for until the banks books are so loaded with foreclosures that it becomes public, is one such bat shooting adventure.
Borrowing a large percentage of all we spend, government and citizens, is another.
Trying to implement "democracy" into oil rich eastern countries, where Kings, Sheiks, Emirs, and Despots have ruled for seven thousand years is another example.
Hiring mercenaries at high wages to help us fight wars we shouldn't even be in is destroying our own military, as well as causing us to revert to torture to survive. More bat shooting!
Attempting over and over to use the "dribble down" method of economics,
isn't working now any better than it ever has. More bat shooting. The middle class is gone due to it, and we are back to a larger percentage of wealthy than makes sense, and a very large percentage of non-wealthy, or even having sufficiency, groups of people.
Warning! Warning! Lost In Space People, such methods create rebellion!

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Submitted by Nitpickers on Sun, 09/21/2008 - 8:49am.

The above comment is at least a year and a half old!!!

I thin that if I can know such stuff, the administration must have known it for years!

Isn't that impeachable?

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Submitted by TonyF on Wed, 11/14/2007 - 7:35am.

It's not RADAR, genius, it's SONAR. Geez Dollar, get it right once in a while.

O wad some Power the giftie gie us,To see oursels as ithers see us!
(R. Burns)
If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot.
(E. M. Cioran)

Submitted by Citizen_Steve on Tue, 11/13/2007 - 6:52pm.

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Submitted by Nitpickers on Tue, 11/13/2007 - 7:22pm.

Are you saying, nicely, that not one republican will ever agree with not even one thing that I say, even if it is correct, due to polarization? I know that many things I say are true. Mistakes by people should be admitted. We don't need to keep making the same ones generation after generation.
On the other hand, some things that I say can not be agreed to by many. There are sincere beliefs, on both sides, of some politics and of religion.
But everything is wrong and shouldn't be said? Come on!

Submitted by Citizen_Steve on Tue, 11/13/2007 - 10:45pm.

You got me wrong, I found the bat-shooting-at-night analogy hilarious and given your posting frequency suggested the blog sites so you could reach a wider audience and have more opportunity for discussion. Who knows, get a huge readership and you could even make some extra money. I have friends that make a hundred or two a month from their blogs.


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Submitted by hutch866 on Tue, 11/13/2007 - 5:14pm.

You are batty. I see just one solution for you, move out of the country.

I yam what I yam...Popeye

Submitted by Nitpickers on Tue, 11/13/2007 - 7:45pm.

I thought as I wrote the bat comparison that there would be one simpleton on here who would use the word batty--I really did. It does make sense!
What difference would the country make? I live in the country!

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Submitted by hutch866 on Tue, 11/13/2007 - 9:40pm.

Since you used the word too I guess that makes you a simpleton also. What makes sense? I said move OUT of the country you doofus. You must have taken the Evelyn Wood sped redding course to improve your compression.

I yam what I yam...Popeye

Submitted by skyspy on Tue, 11/13/2007 - 9:46pm.

dollar is a trip isn't he or it?

He never did get back to me about what he was thankful for. It's kind of sad. Today was the perfect day wasn't it?

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