Throughout the Western world politics has degenerated into fraud —
Paul Craig Roberts, How Much Death and Destrution Awaits Us in 2018?
It was never my intention to be a land developer. I thought people could buy farmland and move onto it. Utah County has so many utility requirements that I had to develop and sell off lots to pay for them. For example, I could have used geothermal, solar and/or wind energy instead of having more than a half mile of trench dug and cable installed for Rocky Mountain Power.
Most people can only imagine there’s a lot of hoops to jump through.
The difficulty is fighting tyrannical governments and their hundreds of pages of stale, corrupted, inflexible laws, and dealing with their employee’s unrighteous dominion and animosity towards We the People.
If you’ve ever had to buy a service from the government or get their permission to do something, you know that they are usually awful to deal with. No service that private markets can render should be monopolized by governments.
I’ve attended dozens of county and planning meetings and have never heard the word liberty used outside of the Pledge of Allegiance. Some employees feel it is the proper role of government to provide for the safety, welfare and health of the people; they forget that Founding Fathers knew the property role of government was to protect liberty–your right to do whatever you please without government intervention as long as you don’t hurt your neighbors. There is a huge difference.
— Robert John Stevens, February 6, 2018
Historically, Earth’s North and South magnetic poles have flipped every 200,000 or 300,000 years. However, the last flip was about 780,000 years ago, meaning our planet is well overdue.
Is this why weather is changing so fast? The 2016-2017 winter was an immensely wet here in Utah. This winter we’ve had the least amount of rain and snow I’ve experienced since arriving in 1979.
I read the full transcript of Trump’s State of the Union 2018 speech and extracted a few quotes that impressed me:
Americans love their country. And they deserve a Government that shows them the same love and loyalty in return.
For the last year we have sought to restore the bonds of trust between our citizens and their Government.
All Americans deserve accountability and respect — and that is what we are giving them. So tonight, I call on the Congress to empower every Cabinet Secretary with the authority to reward good workers — and to remove Federal employees who undermine the public trust or fail the American people.
America is a nation of builders. We built the Empire State Building in just 1 year — is it not a disgrace that it can now take 10 years just to get a permit approved for a simple road?
Companies today show little respect for job candidates. Rather than schedule a polite phone call, it is easier to email a link to a timed, online test or a link to schedule an onsite interview.
I received this email:
Thank you for your interest in working at Optimal Satcom. We will be conducting interviews on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at our office in Herndon, Virginia. Please use the link below to make an appointment for a time slot suitable to you:
Please arrive 15 min early in order to have time to check in and complete required paperwork. Our address is 600 Herndon Parkway, Suite 100, Herndon, VA 20170. A government-issued photo ID is required. The interview will start at your scheduled time, and should last 60 minutes. If you have any questions regarding scheduling, please call 703-657-8800.
Sorry I didn’t respond to this. When presented with potential contract or full-time employment opportunities, I prioritize them according to the efforts the company makes to contact me. For example, an initial personal visit to my office or a phone call from the party in need of software development to discuss their needs takes precedence over an email request for me to take vacation time from work and travel to an office hoping to get an interview by people to whom I’ve had no contact.
The best programming teams have no problem attracting talent. I’m looking for a great programming team to join, to help a bad team become better or to a help a good team become great.
I doubt I will get a response but if I do I will post it.
–Robert Stevens, January 30, 2018