HAPPY HOLIDAYS !! Nothing happened this year that hasn't been reported in a previous Christmas Letter, so I'll just chat about matters I think might be of interest.
You MUST get access to the internet. It's the miracle of the century - right before our very eyes! You must get with it, if only to keep up with the kids. Within seconds, you can find tons of information - and probably a discussion group - devoted to your interest of the moment. The fact that you can write people around the world, free, is another miracle. Lots of folks have their own page with, for instance, their resume - or crazy ideas about lots of social, technical, or health topics (see my page at www.nutri.com) - or some guy asking for hard-earned dollars for vitamins and literature (same page). Prediction: Bill Gates will be Time Magazine's Man of the Year!
Ever since I started peddling "The Case for Space Colonization - Now!", back in 1975, I've been preaching we should immediately set up a backup colony, away from the Earth, in case Mankind destroys his species (in any of a surprising number of completely different ways). The cheapest method at the time was to set up a colony (termed a "space settlement") orbiting the Earth at the "L5" position, in the Moon's orbital path, a place about 240,000 miles from both the Earth and the Moon. (It's a stable position, requiring no energy to maintain.) Well, now the great news is that water has been found on the Moon! It's near the Moon's South Pole in small frozen lakes at the bottom of large craters (one of which is 8 miles deep) where the depth of the "dirty ice" is up to 100 feet. The implication of all this, and why I'm so excited, is that we now have a much better, and cheaper, place to set up our first settlement. The water is easily turned into oxygen and fuel, both recyclable, and saves carrying it from Earth. One-way spaceships would land vast amounts of equipment to start construction using raw material found on or near the Moon's surface. It's exciting, it's important, and it must be done - now - before our species disappears! And there's plenty of money available! See "The National Debt in Perspective - an Eye-Opener". Where can you get it? Yep, unabridged and free, at that same internet page.
You all know of my concern about our gene pool. If not, you can read all about it, complete with all the 3D illustrations, at, yes, www.nutri.com . There you'll learn that America's IQ is decreasing at the awful rate of 3 points per century. For instance, I've been trying to hire a gal to do some typing, take phone orders - general office work. When someone applies, I ask what we'd charge a guy if his order came to $84 and if we gave him a discount of 6%, and then charged him a 7% California tax. Then I'd hand her the calculator. Well, to make a long story short, 6 gals applied, and none of them even could do the 6% part!! I even asked one gal, after she failed, "What's 6% of $100?", and she said, "Is it $6?". Maybe I should've hired her! One gal, when I asked if she typed, said, "Do you mean with both hands?". These were all white gals in their 20s. One gal, whom I knew as a waitress, was sitting next to me in a bar, and needed a job. Well, she worked for two weeks - and disappeared! I figured I'd find her in the same bar - and I did! She said she "was away", apologized, and said she'd come back after the holidays, in January! When I fired her, she was sitting on the same bar stool I hired her on.
Then there was April Espe, who was taken away in handcuffs by the police for writing company checks to herself - about $2000. But not as much as Carl M_____, who took about $30,000, nor Nhu N_____, who took, we figure, about $5000. But more than Brendan O'F____, who got caught taking $60 cash from the mail.
As much as 3 IQ points per century? At least! Schools have had to lower their standards. Some graduates can't even read their own diploma! A great polarization has been taking place in America: On the one hand, the vast majority of the poor, the stupid, and the illegals, are proliferating like rabbits, and on the other hand, the cream of the cream, the bright and the beautiful, the best of our breeding-stock, MAY have 1 child, 2 if we're lucky, but often no children at all. It's a social tragedy, going on at this very moment. There's much we can do about it, but it won't be done. Our founding fathers didn't dream that politicians would promise ANYTHING to get elected, even at the expense of their country and its gene pool. And who would've guessed there are so many bleeding-hearts out there worried more about animal species than our own human species?
Forgive my diatribe. Forget, for now, all of the above, and have a great Christmas holiday!!
Your Friend and/or Relative,
Saratoga CA 95070 U.S.A.