Monday, August 25, 2014
There are hundreds of fake religions. I would estimate that 85% (if not more) of the world's religions are not only fake, they are outright SILLY. Some people are ignorant, others stupid, and yet others just gullible. A few are all three! And I am not JUST talking about Free John, The Family, or People's Temple and similar one-man bands. I, as a matter of opinion, would include Swaggart, Fall-well, Bakker, and Alamo in this group. There is certainly no shortage of other zanie characters and artifacts on the ultra right. Nor am I talking about Christian Science, Jehovah's Witnesses, the Mormons (LDS), the Seventh-day Adventists and the many other obvious likely suspects. It's all about Discordianism! "Over fifty years ago, a group of pranksters founded a satiric religion devoted to creating conspiracy theories so insane that nobody would ever believe uncritically in conspiracies again. They called themselves the Discordians. And their weird ideas are still influencing us today." Read more about it HERE. LOL And check out the books: The Prankster and the Conspiracy Caught in the Crossfire: Kerry Thornley, Oswald and the Garrison Investigation Discordianism - The Illuminati Cyphers, Codes, and Calendars. The history of the world is the history of the warfare between secret societies. -Ishmael Reed, Mumbo-Jumbo
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I have known about this controversy for several years but chose not to comment - until now. In high school (the 1960s), some of us read (what I now consider a sacred scripture) "The Birds." The Birds (Greek: Ὄρνιθες Ornithes) is a comedy by the Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes. The play is posted HERE and includes a link to a free download. Read it, if you can read. Meditate upon it, if you can meditate. Scarabs were popular amulets in ancient Egypt. They survive in large numbers and, through their inscriptions and typology, they are an important source of information for archeologists and historians of the Ancient world. They also represent a significant body of ancient art. The shape is reminiscent of an Egyptian scarab (perhaps intentionally), but is a combined “O” and “T.” What if there was a discovery - say dating from 25,000 years ago, of a ceramic scarab buried under a pyramid in Bosnia? Mentioned in the Smithsonian. (2009) Well, no big deal, right? If one old pyramid was made of concrete? Other weirdness. So, where is the dung (sh*t)? HERE Elusive? Not at all. Same old sh*t? No. This sh*t is OLDER. At least it didn't arrive in a bag!
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Talk about a complete DISCONNECT!!! This customer service call... HEAR IT: Comcast 'embarrassed' by employee who resists customer's effort to cancel service. Technology journalist Ryan Block posted an 8-minute clip of the customer service representative continuously trying to ask him why he wants to disconnect and trying to talk him out of it. The company apologized to Block and said it would work to make changes. https://soundcloud.com/ryan-block-10 JERUSALEM Antenna (yes, that IS the name of the technology) will connect 70% of the HDTVs in the USA to the local stations. The above antenna costs between $12 and $20. I get 41 free over-the-air channels in the San Francisco Bay Area. And I rarely watch even one of them. Cable is $100+ each and every month - no matter how you slice it. Satellite TV is about the same. And not ALL HDTV is the same quality! Over-the-air may be 1920x1080x30 (for movies) or 1280x720x60 (for sports). Higher temporal resolution reduces jutter or frame-to-frame jurky-ness (not jitter). Not all cable and Satellite channels can deliver anything like that owing to power-bandwidth products. Lower resolution requires less overall power to transmit. And power consumption is money. By the way (here's a bright idea), check out LED light bulbs for your house. They can cut energy consumption by up to 90%. But don't buy them from billionaires! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaDqNDLpZa8
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Once upon a time, people went to church. Oh, it was fewer than 1 in 5 or 20% of the people but then it WAS a time many people could be found in pews. Those were the "good old days." That was before there were such government entitlements like the minimum wage, mandatory education, and retirement programs for the working class. In fact, the working class of the day is pictured below. a tourist industry. Pass the loot (PTL). altar boy molestation scandals. the actual number of butts in seats is far from agreement. Apparently Christians, Catholics, and Holy Rollers just seem to feel goos about telling a "white lie" (a euphemism for such lies as one finds it convenient to tell, and immediately forgives oneself for telling).