Sunday, October 24, 2010

Best Mexican Food in Orange County - El Taco Sabroso Grill


Dateline: El Taco Sabroso Grill for Mexican Food the night of 10-24-2010

I usually don't go out of my way to post about restaurants unless they're really, really special. I went to one last night that had really good food (for the price). Ok, it didn't have a super fancy decor. Heck, there was nothing fancy about it. There was just good food made with a lot of attention and elbow grease. The service was very attentive too.

Another negative. It's located in between more traveled streets and harder to get to. The area has a industrial feel to it. Yes, it's downtown Placentia but it's a ghost town at night!

It's the best Mexican food in Placentia and surrounding cities like Fullerton or Yorba Linda. It's a stone's throw from the Cal State Fullerton university. Ok, maybe it's not the best. I'm sure the fancy fusion places that charge $50 for a fancy square plate can beat this, but we're not talking about that. We're talking about $10 combo plates with A LOT of food. Ok, it's not the healthiest or the best ingredients (say organic or local) out there, but I didn't notice any filler ingredients. No fake stuff! Frankly, I don't understand how they stay in business with such low prices. Where's their profit?

I had the chili relleno combination plate with 2 sides: chicken enchilada with green sauce and a hard beef taco. The chicken meat was boiled instead of fried. I liked the chicken enchillada and beef taco more than the chili relleno, even though the chili relleno is much more sophisticated to make. So much for the unsophisticated palate! The chili relleno was still one of the best I had and had what seemed like 1/4 of a cheese block inside! That's a lot of cheese!

It's good to support mom and pops / family run. I sure got a lot more value visiting this place than say a chain like Acapulco or El Torito Grill where they have the decor but not so fresh, fake food.

Well I guess that's it for now... Oh I'll show you guys how to use to find good restaurants (mom and pops and family run ones) in your local area in the next blog entry. I also use to find restaurants when I'm out of town. It's the "keep them honest" tool for locating good food and avoiding the bad.

Here's El Taco Sabroso Grill on

More from Stoneleigh: Deflation and Peak Oil 10-23-2010

Part duex from Stoneleigh's (Nicole M. Foss) interview on Jim Puplava's Financial Sense Newshour. Stoneleigh's blog is The Automatic Earth. On the table is the topic of hyperdeflation in a "greater than Great Depression" scenario. Commodities including gold are expected to go down. Things get more expensive (as percentage of income) as incomes decline and people buy less stuff. Also on tap is a discussion on peak oil and coping with energy needs in an oil-lesser world.

Btw, I got the presentation and what's in these MP3s pretty much covers what's in that pay for presentation.

[MP3] Stoneleigh interview with Jim Puplava Part 2 - 10-23-2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Simpson Intro - Chinese Slave Labor - By Banksy

I was looking for this on Youtube after seeing the whole episode on hulu and here it is..

There was some mention that this was the idea of street artist Banksy and 95% of the idea was approved and got past Fox. It's expensive to produce this type of animation.

Also mentioned is that The Simpsons series is subcontracted South Korea to save money.

[Article] New York Times - Banksy and The Simpsons Intro
[Article] - A Look at Banksy and The Simpsons Intro

[Youtube] The Simpsons - Chinese Slave Labor in episode intro

Thursday, October 21, 2010

California State Worker Salaries

A lot of the high up administrators see their salaries almost double from 2008 to 2009! What gives? Here's the whole lot and their salaries posted conveniently on this website. I've linked to the California Highway Patrol specifically.

Some salaries have been reduced by about 10% from 2008 to 2009 as they should be but they are still very high! Cut some more! There's no way a government worker should be paid more than a private employee. There's a serious imbalance in the economy!

PSSST: Us workers in the private sector are in the wrong business!

[Link] CHP salaries and other state worker salaries

A look at harsh life in the Ukraine

With no other source of income, these miners in the Ukraine eek out an existence on coal dug out from previously closed mines.

I got claustrophobic just from watching the video. That's due to me imagining that there is no air. I would be flopping around out of my mind trying to get back out!

Let's try to have a more equitable distribution of income shall we?

Anyways, you and I live like royalty compared to this. Remember, everything is relative. After watching this, you will be thankful and appreciative for what you have and you will even settle for a lot less than what you have now.

[Liveleak] Ukrainian coal miners make a living

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Jak Community Bank: Interest Free Loans

This from Max Keiser today.

Interest is a cost that's marked up by business and what the consumer pays is a multiple of the original interest rate charged on all the resources and labor used in producing the end product or service. Find out just how much and you may be surprised! Also follow the money and find out who benefits from rentier income which is income derived from interest and other "toll road fees/junk fees" on products and services.

Only the first video was really interesting. The rest goes into how a person can get an interest free loans (2.5% to pay for admin fees actually) proportionate to their savings at the Jak bank. Also covered is the bank's focus and operations in a localized manner.

[Youtube] Interest free loans from Jak community bank

***** If interested, the rest of the videos are here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Kitty Lick: Lucky Cat

Here's a deer bathing a lucky cat.

[Youtube] Deer licks lucky cat

Dub FX: Made - Live - 04-18-2009

Dub FX's song made in a live street performance. He loops his vocals into music then sings on top of that. He explains it in the beginning. Check it out.

[Youtube] Dub FX: Made - Live on Street

Richard Gage and crew debunks 9/11 building collapses 09-09-2010

The debunking of the events that were collectively the 9/11 building collapse of WTC1, WTC2, and WTC7 buildings.

Watch Richard Gage and his fellow AE911 architects and engineers use logic, principles of physics, and laws of nature to calmly debunk the government and mainstream media peddled theory that the WTC buildings fell due to fire damage and plane impact.

There can't be anymore the notion that the WTC buildings fell from damage caused by fires and planes. Period. End of discussion.

[Youtube] Richard Gage and team destroy 9/11 building collapse myths - Part 5

[Youtube] Richard Gage and team destroy 9/11 building collapse myths - Part 6
[Youtube] Richard Gage and team destroy 9/11 building collapse myths - Part 7

Steve Cyr interviewed by KNPR's Luis Hernandez 10-05-2010


What a jaw dropping interview!

Steve Cyr, a casino superhost, gets some of the richest people in the world to part with their money, all the while thanking Steve for the pleasure of experienced such deeds.

Listen as he talks to KNPR's Luis Hernandez about the whales (the big gamblers) that come to gamble millions away in Las Vegas and casinos around the country.

Remember folks, this is where some of those "necessary and job creating" tax cuts for the wealthy are going.

Steve Cyr is the main subject in the book Whale Hunt in the Desert: Secrets of a Vegas Superhost.

[MP3] Steve Cyr interview with Luis Hernandez - 10.05-2010

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Feryal Ali Gauhar: US Military flooded Pakistani villages

I saw this link about a month ago on the Disquiet Reservations blog and forgot to post it.

Democracy Now! interviews Feryal Ali Gauhar who reveals that the US military purposely broke flood walls/banks so that the brunt of the flooding would be diverted to villagers living downstream in order to save nearby military drone bases from floods.

It's a scientific dictatorship at its finest. Th military, a arm of the bankers and elite, always has more priority than a nation's citizens, especially in the most desperate moments in time. Coming to a theatre near you.

[Youtube] Feryal Ali Gauhar on Democracy Now! reveals US miltiary purposely flooded villages

Friday, October 08, 2010

Les Guignols de l'Info: We Fuck The World

Just as the title says! Hahahahahaha!

Here's a bit of background:
A puppet show known for its sharp political satire, Les Guignols de l'Info has appeared on France's Canal+ channel since 1988, though it did not find a large audience until a few years later when, during the first Gulf War, it began to perform skits based on the news.

Here come the lyrics:
Here comes a time
When we need a real change
When the world must come together as one

There are people dying
And we dont care about
We try to make a better world
For me, and me

We fuck the world (We fuck the world)
We fuck the children (We fuck the children)
We fuck the world, the forest and the sea
So let us doing (So let us doing)

We make our own business
Just for the USA
And swear destroying your planet
To make money

We fuck the world (We fuck the world)
We fuck the children (We fuck the children)
We fuck the world
The forest and the sea
So let us doing (So let us doing)

There are people dying
And we dont care about
We try to make a better world
For me, and me

[Youtube] Les Guignols de l'Info - Puppets - We Fuck The World

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

4 Movie Tickets for $20 is back! 10-06-2010

Today only! 10-06-2010

The 4 movie tickets for $20 deal is back again, this time on a different site. This deal's slghtly better, in that if you use my referral link you get $5 credit.

My referral code: Click this link before you sign up and buy, and we both get a $5 credit:

Direct link to the deal:

Directions on how to redeem the tickets was in my previous post. Just adjust slightly for LivingSocial instead of Groupon:

Monday, October 04, 2010

George William Domhoff: Who Rules America?

This from the Gerald Celente blog.

Here's an interview from way back in 1986. George William Domhoff is the author of Who Rules America? Those nonprofits, research institutes, economic councils, and NGOs are actually stooges of the rich and powerful (the upper .5% of the populous). These "nonpartisan" groups are actually the most political! The rich and powerful unite to secretly coordinate direction and policy for everyone else.

[Youtube] George William Domhoff's Who Rules America? - Part 1/2

[Youtube] George William Domhoff's Who Rules America? - Part 2/2

The videos above were a summary of a much longer interview available here.

Passion to grow crops stifled by cartel

You can do whatever you want on your property as long as you don't infringe on others! It's called property rights! You can grow whatever you want as much as you want! Zoning smoning sheesh... Why do you have to be in an agriculture zone to grow plants? How the heck did it work in the old days? Did the homesteaders need a zone or a permit?

Why don't they do regulate derivatives and CDOs. Leave the small guy alone!

Passion.. Passion is what makes the world go round. Do whatever you do with passion and integrity and happiness will follow.

Steven Miller - An American farmer has been fined 5000 dollars for growing vegetables on his own farmland. Steve Miller says he has been growing broccoli, cabbages and other crops for 15 years. He says he sells some produce at farmers markets and gives some away.

[Youtube] Individual farmer cannot farm on his own property

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Ashis Nandy: The Culture of Political Dissent

I'll link directly to the Disquiet Reservations blog entry which is where I watched these videos of Ashis Nandy.

Here's some points that I found in his speech that I agree with or want to expand on:
1) Examples such as the Bush war(s) came with justifications for doing bad things such as killing a million people. Same thing with Obama, torture, and drone bombings.
2) Those subjects that happen to be underprivileged, exposed, or are in a condition where it's hard for them to resist or defeat their opposition know that their own lives can be improved because they see it happening with the privileged. The problem is society and the privileged do not want to help.
3) It is ideas that cannot be defeated by the military, aggressions, or power. And when the idea comes, there is change and revolt.

The second video is much better in my humble opinion:
[Video Link] Video of Ashis Nandy on The Culture of Political Dissent (Disquiet Reservations)