Saturday, August 10, 2013

Paging Dr. Hugo Pinero

Scientists have patented a “death test” that can tell people how long they have left to live. The simple, non-invasive test is the first of its kind in the world.

A painless laser pulse is applied to the surface of the skin through a wristwatch-style device. This measures how a person’s body will decline with age by analysing endothelial cells. These cells line the smallest blood vessels, capillaries, in our bodies and respond to complex activity elsewhere in the body.

Can't see how there would be a market for this.  Who would want to know when they're going to shuffle off?

The end is coming

The IRS is going after small businesses across the US with an intimidation campaign that questions if they're reporting all their cash transactions.  The agency says they are "simply seeking more tax information from the businesses."

My question would be why report any at all?  Just shrug.  Walk off and leave it, so they get no taxes at all.  The sooner the lights go off in New York the easier it's going to be on us.

Gee, why wouldn't you stay where they don't want you?

Kahr Arms is bailing out of New York.

‘‘We’re looking for a more friendly environment for our business,’’ said Frank Harris, Kahr’s vice president for sales and marketing. ‘‘Maybe we could have stayed here and built a plant, but the way the bill was passed left us feeling there were a lot of uncertainties going forward.’’

‘‘Why take a chance when we can be in a state where they’re not looking to cause us any problems?’’ Harris added.

It might not hurt New York in terms of finances, but that has got to sting from a political standpoint.  I guarantee that the pols never believed it would happen.

Thanks, Kahr, for standing up.