Monday, February 23, 2015

THE SAME OLD (WAR) SONG AND WHERE ANTS POOP


GOD ON HIS CLOUD HAIKU


I'm GoD oN mY cLoUd:
MaNkInD sToP yOuR gOdAmN wArS
bEfOrE I rAiN hArD!    

By M. L. Squier



http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/12/opinion/obama-still-believes-in-unlimited-war-isis.html?




"An asteroid or a super volcano could destroy us, and we face risks the dinosaurs never saw: an engineered virus, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, catastrophic global warming or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us. Humankind evolved over millions of years, but in the last sixty years atomic weaponry created the potential to extinguish ourselves. Sooner or later, we must expand life beyond this green and blue ball—or go extinct."

Elon Musk






Remember that scene in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey where the dawn of man occurs?
The man-ape discovers that a bone can be used as a weapon.

Men now have smart(er) weapons.

(Dumb men...smart weapons?)

War is ancient.

Oohing and ahhing and bleating about War is also old.

But War goes on and on and on, with or without the old songs.

If I had a corporation that made millions and billions from selling armaments, I wouldn't bleat about War.

I would only sing songs of praise about War.

Stephen Hawking was telling us about the dangers of aliens and robots, and now he's warning us about ourselves. He recently repeated his admonition:




But Enough about war...
What about ants and where they poop?






IT'S ABOUT RENEWABLE RESOURCES WAR AND POOPING ANTS!


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Bamian Afghanistan



Echoes of Tamerlane, Genghis Khan and
Alexander were found in turquoise, opal and
Amethyst dreams,
Young vagabonds slept on Persian rugs
Beneath Heaven's green pastures far below
Tall Buddhas on Bamian's plains.
While bright on earth green grass grew under
Falling rain, above the sky lit up dark
Echoed man's last refrain:
'We hail the rains to bring us back to life;
We hail the rains to remove this mortal rule
of knife.' But thunder shouted and sirens cried,
People hurried, they fought and died.
Echoes of Tamerlane, Genghis Khan and
Alexander were found in turquoise, opal and
Amethyst dreams,
Young vagabonds slept on Persian rugs
Beneath Heaven's green pastures
Far below tall Buddhas on Bamian's plains.

By M.L. Squier























Monday, February 16, 2015

WHAT BIG BROTHER KNOWS


 
 






 
OMB:
This is the Office of Management and Budget, how may I assist you today?

Winston:
Yes, I'd like to find out what the government knows about me.
 
OMB:
Sir, you will need to contact the Enterprise Data Inventory.

Winston:
OK. Thanks

EDI:
Hello, this is the Enterprise Data Inventory. How may I help you today?

Winston:
I want to find out what information the government has on me in your Data Index.

EDI:
Sir, what is your date of birth?

Winston:
June 1, 1984.

EDI:
How interesting.  That's the same year as the name of that novel.

Winston:
I know, that's how I got my name. Now, how about the information on me?

EDI:
One moment while I retrieve your file. Oh my, Mr. Winston, you have some very interesting data.

Winston:
Like what?

EDI:
Well, it says here that you are prone to excessive flatulence, and that you are a compulsive nose picker.

Winston:
You've got to be kidding?

EDI:
No, I'm not kidding. I'm looking at photos of your compulisve nose picking. Oooh.

Winston:
Alright. But what about some more important data?

EDI:
Well, we know that you are planning to have a sex change operation in a few weeks.

Winston
What! How can you know that? I haven't told anyone.

EDI:
We have our methods Mr. Winston.

Winston:
This is outrageous! I almost feel naked.

EDI:
Don't worry, Mr. Winston, we already know what you look like unclothed. Have a nice day.


IT'S ABOUT RENEWABLE RESOURCES AND WHAT BIG BROTHER KNOWS!


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Boston, Massachusetts



I lived in an apartment on Symphony road in the summer of 1968.
  
 
 
In the summer of 1968 Boston was hot, muggy, and wonderful.

My visit would last two months, and I loved every minute.



I was hired at the first job that I had applied for.

It was a job as head receiver in a major retail store.

The work was hard, but I was in good physical condition.

I had not started smoking or drinking, and so I was the man for the job.

I was twenty years old.


I was visiting my brother who was working on his Phd. at Boston College.

I only saw him once or twice while in Boston.



I did a lot of walking.

Walking across the St. Charles Bridge was always a short and easy stroll.

I don't remember riding the trolleys that much, but I enjoyed hearing the sounds that they made.



There were always seagulls.
 
 
 
 
 
 
IT'S ABOUT RENEWABLE RESOURCES!








Saturday, January 24, 2015

SLOWING THE SPEED OF LIGHT











It was great news to learn that the speed of light has finally been slowed down.



It's about time this was done.



186,000 miles per second was always way too fast.



We can still get to school on time without moving at the speed of light.



I know, we didn't ever go this fast in the first place, but now we'll worry less that we will ever have to.



We'll be able to travel slower so we don't wrinkle our clothes or pull any muscles.



If the light is slowed down even more,

we'll be able to see everything in a clearer light.



When our photon spaceships are built, we don't have to go at the speed of light, and we'll get to places slower but safer.





IT'S ABOUT RENEWABLE RESOURCES AND THE SPEED OF LIGHT!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

WORMHOLES ASTEROIDS AND BALLS


 







http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2917461/The-best-view-Ceres-Dawn-snaps-incredible-image-solar-s-largest-asteroid-closes-target.html

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2920305/Space-time-tunnel-Milky-Way.html



Which of the following is probably not true?

A. Geysers of water may be spurting out of an asteroid.

B. A wormhole might exist in the center of our galaxy.

C. A football team was accused of deflating its balls.

D. Global Warming is a big hoax.



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Football official:

Sir, I will need to inspect your balls.



Football player:

That's an outrage.
 

Football official:

so might your balls.  I need to find out if you have deflated your balls.



Football player:

My balls are just fine.



Football official:

I need to check their size.

 

Football player:

Sir, I never deflate my balls.

 

Football official:

You have been accused of playing with deflated balls.



Football player:

They didn't feel deflated when I was playing with them.

 

Football official:

Nontheless, We have to scrutinize your balls.



Football player:

O.K. Here they are. Be gentle.

 

Football official:

We will.




IT'S ABOUT RENEWABLE RESOURCES!








Wednesday, January 14, 2015

THE TED AND MARCO SHOW

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eugene-robinson-republicans-are-stubbornly-blocking-the-road-on-climate/2015/01/19/a1942808-a004-11e4-9f89-561284a573f8_story.html







Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) will chair the subcommittee that oversees NASA, and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will chair to the subcommittee that oversees the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA. Both have gone on record denying human-caused climate change.








 

Ted Cruz:

Hello Marco. Man, your water bottle is huge!



Marco Rubio:

I know. I don't want to have another sip slip while I'm speaking.



Ted Cruz:

Good idea.



Marco Rubio:

So what's up Ted?



Ted Cruz:

The moon, the planets, the sun, and all of those galaxies.



Marco Rubio:

I wonder if the sun is experiencing any Global Warming?



Ted Cruz:

No, it's already too hot to get any warmer.

(Both laugh)



Marco Rubio:

Well, it's been very cold here. So much for Global Warming.

(laughter)



Ted Cruz:

The only thing that's heating up is the 2016 election.



Marco rubio:

Right. Well, are you ready to go to the sauna?



Ted cruz:

yes. Let's go warm our globes!

(laughter)




it's about renewable resources!








Saturday, January 03, 2015

THE ASTEROIDS ARE COMING



Deputy PM Rogozin calls for ensuring protection from asteroid threat


December 24, 13:03




The dinosaurs didn't have technology.

Men do.

It is better to be prepared for the unexpected, then to be helpless like a sitting duck.

I am all for protecting the planet fROm asteroids.

And...

aliens.

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Noah's Ark’: Russia to build world first DNA databank of all living things

Published time: December 26, 2014



Immortality is an idea with a future after all.

Life on the Earth will be preserved.

But who will be around to revive the dead if there is nobody left?

Oh, that's right...

Robots!

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Are We Approaching the End of Human History?

September 9, 2014



I am always skeptical when I read or hear someone pronouncing and predicting the end of the world or of the human race.

This is a pessimistic position.

O Speak for yourselves, YE doomsayers!

I am on the side of human history and hope.

William Faulkner said it well:

 
I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal simply because he will endure: that when the last dingdong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, that even then there will still be one more sound: that of his puny inexhaustible voice, still talking.
I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet’s, the writer’s, duty is to write about these things.

We must remember to hope when there is no hope.

We MUST embrace the light within when there is so much darkness without.





IT'S ABOUT RENEWABLE RESOURCES!