Saturday, January 24, 2015

Homofascism Coming To Idaho

Idaho HB 2 adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the Idaho Human Rights code.  The bill is  astonishingly detailed.  It refers to any place of "public accomodation."  I see no exemption for religious institutions; not sure if churches can refuse to do same-sex weddings or not.  There will be a hearing on this bill Monday, Jan. 26 at 8 am (West Wing Auditorium, Capitol Building).  It won't just be photographers, cake bakers, and churches, in New Mexico, Oregon, and Colorado that will be at risk.  Coeur d'Alene, Idaho has already threatened pastors with jail for refusing to perform same-sex marriages.

a scary picture of me

this picture is using
the high brightness light I blogged about some time a while back to reduce SAD.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Things For Americans To Take Pride In

There are a lot of states like Rhode Island below that had made money from slavery, but still recognized its wrongness:
Rhode Island sess. Laws Feb. 1784, p. 6-7

Another Benefit of Dropping Oil Prices

LP gas prices are tied to gasoline prices (I don't know why), so this dramatic reduction inn gasoline prices should get the next fillup of LP gas down to $1200 or so.  Of course, I bought a 1000 shares of Suburban Propane (SPH) because of the absurd 6% dividend, so perhaps that  will drop.

Word of Mouth Advertising Is the Best

I got a call from someone in Florida about the ScopeRoller caster product who had seen a set being used by someone in the Talahassee Astronomical Society, and he was calling to clarify price before sending a check.  That's how it should work.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

very cool Android app

The app is called SkyEye and it is a free planetarium simulator that you point at the sky and it shows you what the different constellations are where you are pointing your device as well as planets and stars and galaxies..

update: d just to clarify: uses the GPS and directions were pointing it doesn't look at stars In the sky figure out what constellations you're looking at.

Life in Horseshoe Bend

we went for a walk.