September 2014

A Little Heavenly Humor

A young couple die in a car accident on the eve of their wedding.

In Heaven, they ask St. Peter if they still can be married.

"Well, let me find out if this is possible...Stay here, I'll be right back."

Six months pass, and St. Peter returns.."Yes, we can do this for you."

The couple asks: "Well, as we have spent so much time together waiting for your answer, we need to know that if things don't work out, is there a possibility that we can be divorced?"

The future of water

Documentary now showing on pivot TV. The future of water 2011, the water age, the role of water in the development of modern societies.

This was a wake-up call for me this morning. I had no idea how precariously perched the Chinese economy is when it comes the water. And the fact that they are cloud seeding to cover their bets. In concert with cloud seeding the American government's utilizes. We have to see this as one of the factors in climate change and weather related disasters.. Five stars for this documentary.

lifesize: "iraq"

there is no iraq except in law; this "nation" was created by western powers, which squeezed 3 traditionally separate groups (sunnis, shia, and kurds) into one unnatural alliance, doomed from birth.

now, with kurds increasingly independent and afloat on new oil wealth, the powers in baghdad and washington talk of the need to keep iraq together. why? to justify the earlier mistaken alliance? so that the government can be bigger?

Brand burn out for commercial messages for online listerners

Eleven commercials in a row from the same advertiser during a break is probably not the best way to promote their brand...........

Capital One, Capitol One, Capitol One, Capital One, Capitol One, Capitol One,Capital One, Capitol One, Capitol One, Capitol One, Capitol One


Here’s a chart showing what’s happened during every economic expansion since World War II, and what portion of it went to the wealthiest 10 percent and the poorest 90 percent of households.

Hillary Rodham Clinton: Would You Hire Her to Flip Hamburgers?

There appears to be a push for Hillary Clinton to be the next Democratic Nominee for the Presidency of the United States. After 44 consecutive years of male presidents, Obama’s presidency finally broke the white domination, now there is a door open for the first female President of the United State of America. I believe it’s time and I believe the possible this election could produce our first Lady Commander-in-Chief, however, I don’t believe Hillary Rodham Clinton should be our woman, and this why I believe she shouldn’t be considered.

Swiss agra gaint Syngenta seeking EPA approval to increase use of bee-killing pesticide “thiamethoxam” by 40,000 %

This from CREDO:

The United States has already lost more than half of its managed honeybee colonies -- and the problem could soon get much worse.

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta, which is one of Monsanto’s biggest competitors, just filed paperwork with the EPA requesting permission to increase the amount of the bee-killing pesticide thiamethoxam it uses on alfalfa, corn, barley, and wheat crops by up to 40,000%.1 If approved, this proposal would be absolutely devastating for bees and other pollinators.

Amazon sells access to customer info to CIA for $600 million.

This from ROOTS action:

Amazon is now implementing a $600 million contract with its new business partner -- the CIA.

Amazon now has the means, motive and opportunity to provide its vast trove of customer information to the Central Intelligence Agency. "We look forward to a successful relationship with the CIA," Amazon says.

Well, we look forward to pushing back. And you can lend a hand right now.


As anyone who knows me will attest, I love statistics, especially the study of trends. Trends, if you will, are a glimpse at a possible future. I love playing with the numbers and squeezing every iota of information out of them. Of course, the future is always fluid. Every once in a while I like to do an intellectual exercise I call "What if?". It's something akin to Einstein's famous "thought experiments". The exercise takes a specific trend or trends and extrapolates to obtain possible scenarios of the future.


Are we a me society or are we a we society?

If we know how democracies work, if voting is the ultimate way that we decide how this our democracy affects ALL of us, if voting is our civic duty and a way to manipulate how our government and it’s people work together. And because our elected officials affect our lives in so many ways, then, If we do not vote does that mean we don’t care about others?

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Felicity Huffman's $15,000 is chump change - America's biggest bribery scandal is a whole lot worse

Thom plus logo The American media world-both social media and "news" media-is afire with the news that actor Felicity Huffman is going to jail for spending $15,000 to bribe her daughter's way into co