Saturday, September 10, 2011

911 and karma

Well, if ever a heavy karmic load of crap took place, it was 9/11.

On the one hand:

You have Civilization, in the form of the United States, which sought to encode individual liberty for all. The full might and weight of thought and experience that had followed the march of history since the first squirm out of the ooze had arrived first at the Magna Charta, and then found its fruition in the Constitution of the United States.

On the other hand:

There is: "The United States has ruined every culture that has ever existed on this planet."

How so? Given that the "United States" was composed of an amalgam of people from all over?

My statement to YOU:

(Deleted after cool-down period) *****

You are algae. You are parasite. You will NEVER succeed in subverting the Truth.

So *****.

:):):):):)
Yeah ...

Karma.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Back in the future-past

Re-emerging on the grid after hiatus -- apologies to Col. Neville, whose website I inadvertently bolluxed somehow, which I shall endeavor to fix.

Anyway.

Update on then-versus-now to come later. For now, September 11 dominates. Not even Biblical flood experiences compare; for this is a seminal time, a 10-year time, for a world-changing thing. It is a time none of us can completely ignore. It captures us, consumes us, for these next days.

September 11 is as fresh and raw as it was 10 years ago. Perhaps more so, the more we learn.

For instance ...

A sergeant major working at the Pentagon (whose name I shall find) reported on a recent news program that the one thing that stayed with him on that day was the discovery of a child's hand on the floor of his office.

That story gnawed its way into my brain. After research, I'm pretty sure he found the hand of 3-year-old Dana Falkenburg, whose parents were shepherding a research/field trip for youngsters of California's Channel Islands. Only Dana, and her sister, Zoe, 11, were young enough to leave hands small enough for the sergeant major to recognize as childs' hands.

Well ... no observation, no opinion, no compilation, no NOTHING connected with 9-11 will ever come close to even giving the smallest idea of the magnitude of that day. Still, little things tell.

My opinions will follow.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

8.5 on the Cute-O-Meter

(image credit: lovemeow.com)

My Maggie finds these incredible cute things all the time, and I just had to share this one from a post titled "Unlikely Friendships."

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The perfect burger?

(Image credit: Yahoo! Shine)

Quite possibly.

Creator Adam Fleischman (no relation to Joel) utilizes a secret substance called "umami," which the Japanese believe is the fifth taste (after sweet, salty, sour and bitter).

I'd love to try it, but alas, not only do I not live near Los Angeles, I hate the place. If anyone HAS tried it, though, do let me know how the "experience" was for you.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

'Fleebaggers' ... heh

Here's the text of a comment I left here:

"The real problem here isn't teachers, or unions, per se, but a culture of ENTITLEMENT.

"Teachers' unions have protected -- encouraged -- a climate wherein two select, and symbiotic, groups can further each others' interests.

"On the one hand, you have the union, which insists, despite overwhelming evidence no one can deny anymore, that the gravy train is just fine. The tax base -- that is, non-union working public -- can't afford to pay the taxes to keep these nice cushy salaries and benefits going.

"Add to that a long-simmering anger among ordinary Americans that teachers are pushing a revisionist history on our children ("womyn's studies") (ban "Huckleberry Finn" because the N-word is used, never mind that it is HISTORY -- hear that, author? Excuse me, "herstory." Meh.) People are sick to the teeth with the CRAP foisted on our children in the name of "education." And STILL they can't do simple math or recite the preambles of either the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution.

"And so you have a perfect storm. Add to the mix the derelict lawmakers, ogling Tilted Kilt tarts on the TAXPAYER'S dollar, and you've got a recipe for BIG changes."

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just Digger them a grave, already

An editorialist at Melbourne, Australia's Herald Sun believes with city officials that ANZAC veterans should not be allowed to march in the annual parade (but be made to ride in cars), not have their children and grandchildren march with them (unless they're "caregivers") and, basically, that their time is done and we should just dismiss them.

I left a blistering comment that probably will not be printed.

Macro-micro

My friend Neo over at A Pirate Named Neo has noticed a cool synchronicity.

A galaxy ...

... and a tropical storm

Wow.

Secret revealed

The recipe for Coca-Cola.