Friday, August 26, 2011

Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Apocalypse??

Yep, that August 23 earthquake in Virginia gave me a good scare in DC, even though it was the second strongest I felt. The first being in California in 1987 - and I left town 6 weeks later. And now we have big scary hurricane Irene charging up the coast to rip out the air conditioners and the window frames and backdoor - the house needs remodeling anyway. What next, the Beatles reunite and we have the Apocalypse of Love? A girl can dream....

UPDATE with PHOTOS: Phew, survived yet another brush with death and destruction. Yet given the ignorance of males and the females who enable it, the short term blasts and burps of the planet and the cosmos, and the inevitable entropy (run down) of our sun, let's enjoy life while we may!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The proper use of manliness

These two videos illustrate some manly things men can do without beating up women and children and other men and killing people, especially in that organized slaughter called war. Thanks to the male who sent them to me.

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For a great rendition of the Greatest Show on Legs, click here.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Die-in at Syrian Embassy

Yet another protest I didn't make. But glad to see they did it. One hates to see an apolitical ophathmologist go bad, but that's what happened with Bashar al-Assad, son of a dictator, surrounded by the dictator's long-time cronies who have profited mightily off their supremacy. Syria is one more Middle East nation the British set up for failure by putting a dictator from one minority tribal group in charge of a bunch of groups that didn't want to be ruled by that group. (See "Friday of Tribes" protest below.) Kudos to the Syrian people for not going straight to civil war. Someone please let Bashar go back to practising medicine. There are lots of prisons that need good doctors.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

I felt THAT sunspot's solar flare eruption

Thursday August 4th I was standing by the window, doing the dishes, thinking about the dogs and housework and sewing and working on my current civil liberties-related Wikipedia article when suddenly I felt a wave of manic energy hit me and my mind started racing: I have to organize a meeting. I have to call people up. I have to start getting back into the world!

My first thought: there must have been a big solar flare from a sunspot!  Yup, a double solar flare, the biggest one since 2003, hit the earth on Thursday. Yoo Ha! Better get my ass moving so the revolution doesn't pass me by! See my woefully outdated article Sunspot Cycles and Activist Strategy. See - let's see how long it takes for me to update it now!

Evidently a bunch of rioters in London felt that solar flare too. And there was an even bigger one August 9th.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Secession and the money hole

It's summer time, and the blogging is intermittent...

But I did notice that the New York Times had an interesting opinion piece on current secession movements in America called "Splitsville." Of course the statist author writes: " The men who wrote the Constitution feared secession, and didn’t allow states to leave the collective fold."

Not explicitly. More importantly, we celebrate the Fourth of July and the Declaration of Independence which says it is the right of the people to alter or abolish government, and that includes secession. Even the centralists who wrote the Constitution (whose date of ratification is barely noticed) had to add the 10th Amendment explicitly says: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

But nitpicking over constitutional law is really irrelevant when the constitution proves itself daily to be a failed experiment, one which lets special financial, corporate, labor union, welfare constituent, military and governmental interests write our laws to their advantage, destroying the economy and impoverishing those who do not receive its largess, so that many who would prefer to work are forced into the welfare constituency. Government collapse is just a matter of time, as recent debt limit quarrels illustrate. GREECE WE'RE HOT ON YOUR TAIL.

Of course, that certainty may make secessionists a little too lackadaisical - it does me!

Funny The Onion video on the topic of government waste of money below.