Right after upgrading my Macintosh laptop to Lion I found that iCal, the Mac calendar, was so slow. It was really aggravating. It happened with every change I made to my calendar. I guessed that the reason was my calendar was uploading to a remote server. I did have a .Mac account so I decided to look for this cause. I did find it to be the case.
- Open iCal preferences.
- Choose Accounts.
- If you see any listing showing “CalDav” select it.
- Select Account Information.
- Note the line listed as “Refresh Calendars:”
- I found this to be set as “Push”. THAT IS THE PROBLEM. Change it to anything else, but not “Push”. I chose every 15 minutes.
This completely solved the problem for me.
A very common question is asked by many people and at many times. Why is it that individuals that are not rich support a political party that works for only the rich and not them? I put forth that there are no simple answers. It may be that each individual falls into one or more categories listed below. Also, individuals might not follow logic and try to work for their best interests and thus do not fit into any of these categories but are just so disconnected from the political process making a totally ignorant decision while voting in the voting booth. Let me list the possible options for your consideration:
Education Lack of proper education may lead to ignorance of political and economic issues. The ability to connect the dots is assumed as just one of that many end results of a good education. There are a lot of reasons why this mind analysis was not taught in school and not appreciated or practiced in real life. Poor school performance, lack of cause and effect training and practice in this methodology may have been lacking. Connecting the dots is typically an assumed outcome of a good education but is not measured as a school activity or achievement and may be missing in some individuals. Oddly enough I found that individuals that can troubleshoot a problem in engineering which really entails connecting dots in that field but then can not carry that learning over to politics.
“We connect the dots in ways that take advantage of the skills, perspectives, and commitments we already have.”
Simplicity Individuals need simplicity, simple answers in a very complex world. Here are possibly two types of individuals. The first is simply not being that bright about politics and economics. This individual is frustrated and anxiety ridden about the mishmash within politics and economics and avoids the complexity by turning toward Republican values which are typically simple. The second individual parachutes in from time to time to delve in political thinking because their life is so full of other adventures and concerns. They are not stupid but they might be about the issues, they just don’t take the time to more completely understand what the nation is facing at that particular moment, make a snap decision that might not be in their best interests.
Stability Individuals need regularity and stability in their lives. This is somewhat similar to the simplicity factor but different slightly as it covers a slightly different personal need. Some individuals avoid complex living patterns and seek and look forward to routines that offer comfort. Comfort can be found in simple endeavors. This individual is often times a the religious type, gravitating to the regularity of following a well defined program of behavior. They typically follow religious preachings that there can only be marriage between a man and a women, there can only be one race, white, there can only be Christianity, there can not be abortions, no stem cell research on fetus tissue, etc. Here in is another added benefit, a symbiotic relationship that religion and politics affirm one another, quite a powerful combination for the Republican Party to posses.
Facts do not matter. Believe it or not, there are individuals that just will not process facts and information where the outcomes result in benefit to that individual. The person who smokes knowing it will harm and kill is a simple but extreme example. Individuals simply will not follow activity that benefits them from time to time. Substance abuse is a extension of the smoking example. There it the parent and peer factor too that propels individuals to hug a particular political thinking. There is a very large population of children from parents that instilled a belief that the Democratic Party is socialism. I know of one individual that was told by his father that unions are evil and he has turned toward conservatism ever since. One web site puts forth the view that some people are indoctrinated. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/07/11/993402/-Why-Do-Logically-Challenged-People-Always-Vote-Republican I was told by one father that he would not allow his daughter becoming a Democrat so long as he paid for her education.
Bubble of ignorance. Some people float in a bubble of ignorance, not because they are stupid but they do not read newspapers or news magazines, thus pretty much are unengaged with the political process, just don’t feel the need to study issues.
Nuance Some individuals seem incapable of detecting and appreciating nuance. This can be any age group. They only value simple and large issues and can not or will not core down to some important but important short lived events. Large issues are often times simple for most people to understand. The loud simple issues function the same as bullet points do in a document outline or work the same as a house frame before the stucco siding, fill in and detail are applied. For example, the issue of timing of a second recovery effort is critical for stimulating another economic recovery. The first Obama stimulus package did work but stalled out after a while. The government has spent billions in economic stimulus which rankled a lot of people, and for good reason. The Tea Party views the huge expanding debt as ruinous for this country, which it can be if not applied correctly. Economists are saying we still need to stimulate the economy a second time and once the economy is on the mend, start the process of cutting back government expenditures to swing back to a better and responsible budget. This process of pressing on the gas TWICE and then applying the brakes is not appreciated by a lot of people.
I will be rich. Belief that some day I will be rich was told to me by a promenade lawyer as being what he believed to be the reason why the poor gravitate toward conservatism. The huge number of people who play the lottery each week just might populate this category.
Romantic There are romantic individual that embrace the chivalry aspect of hugging the US Constitution, a sort of patriot to the core self presentation and thinking it leads to self preservation. The Republican Party typically stands closer to the original meaning of the Constitution, not allowing interpretation. Counter to the Republican party is the Democratic Party which is thought of as being progressive, wanting change to improve individuals lives which may seem to sway a bit from rigid interpretation of the Constitution.
Business and profession beliefs. Some individuals follow certain business beliefs. Police and engineers like order and typically vote Republican. But the recent attacks by the Republican Party against police and fire unions and laying off thousands of public protection services may have changed that trajectory.
Ethnic propensity There may be ethnic propensities that favor the Republican Party. Individuals from foreign countries wishing to be accepted as American with less problems, might gravitate to the right because the right has had a history of violence against non believers. Separate but within this category are the immigrants from Vietnam who escaped communism, an extreme form of socialism. We might see more of these individuals choosing the Republican Party values. Republicans have been seen as being against communism than the Democrats. Reference: http://www.frumforum.com/gop-losing-vietnamese-american-voters
Cuban Americans also vote Republican because of Communism. “In the Democratic Party’s economic program they hear echoes of the communist countries which they fled.” http://mydd.com/users/inoljt/posts/why-dont-chinese-americans-vote-republican May people equate the Democratic Party with socialism because they think in terms of helping everyone, not just a small constiuancy.
I am trying real hard to be equal in my research, trying to see both sides, and feel immense responsibility to get it right in my analysis of political situations. But during the day I do run into this and that opinions that do absolutely nothing to clear the air or help the situation. This little joke just sort of puts forward a lot of what I am coming to believe and I have to admit, it is a moment of enjoyment to read it.
Did you know that, the words “race car” spelled backwards still spells “race car”?
And that “eat” is the only word that, if you take the first letter and
move it to the last, spells its own past tense, “ate”?
And if you rearrange the letters in “Tea Party Republicans,” and add just
a few more letters, it spells: “Shut up you free-loading, progress-blocking, benefit-grabbing, resource-sucking, violent hypocrites, and deal with the fact that you nearly wrecked the country under Bush and that our president is black, so get over it.”
The Wall Street Journal in an opinion piece by Peter Berkowitz with the heading “The Debt Deal and the Progressive Crack-Up” stated that “… in a February letter to President Obama signed by 150 American economists: Reining in spending is crucial to generating real economic growth, spurring the private sector, and thereby producing jobs.”
A possible and alleged cook the books, effort might have been made by House Speaker John Boehner.
“… a closer inspection reveals that many (economists) have made baseless predictions in the past, some endorse fringe economic ideas, many are employed by entities that receive funding from the Koch brothers, and others have used extreme partisan rhetoric to attack President Obama and other Democrats. Worse, 43 of the 150 economists previously signed a letter stating President Bush’s tax cuts were “fiscally responsible.” Boehner was hoping for credibility, but many of these economists are just not credible, even by the standards of conservative economics”
The point is that it’s now time — long past time — to get serious about the real crisis the economy faces. The Fed needs to stop making excuses, while the president needs to come up with real job-creation proposals. And if Republicans block those proposals, he needs to make a Harry Truman-style campaign against the do-nothing G.O.P.
I had an interesting conversation with a salesman at Ham Radio Outlet about putting up an antenna inside a house. He told me that house appliances, florescent figures and many other devices would interfere with an indoor antenna. That evening I connected my Yaesu FT-817 inside my home office to function as a short wave receiver. I hooked it up to my Spider antenna with a 20 Mhz coil. I put the radio into scan and got nothing but a lot of noise. A day later I pulled off a Craftsman portable drill battery off its charger and unplugged the charger while the Yaesu radio was set for 10 Mhz, Fort Collins, Colorado, WWV, National Bureau of Standards station that should be received. All of a sudden the radio was quiet except the click audio of the WWV station sending out timing signals. I reconnected the Craftsman charger and the horrendous noise returned. My Yaesu radio now functions quite nicely with the Craftsman charger disconnected.
Problem Charger: Craftsman 45 Min Quick Charger, model 315.259260