Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007
The Entropy Effect Amplified By Reality
It's the weeeeeekend! Me gusta mucho!
We spent part of the morning at DMV, got everything done faster than we were expecting, then headed off to our weekly round of thrift stores and yard sales. We hit the jackpot at this little hole-in-the-wall thrift store. I walked out with some cassette tapes, which, despite what you might think, is a good thing. The music was classical, so it's not out of date; and the truck's stereo has a cassette player instead of CD.
Not to mention that it cost me a quarter apiece for the tapes, and CDs are considerably more.
I also found a pair of clunky sandals that I can wear. I have such wide feet, that alone was worth the trip. And I got a dark turquoise crinkle skirt, the kind of dressy stuff I can actually wear. MC ended up paying for it, which I protested. He just waved my protests aside and said wives are for spending money on, so I needed to get over it.
Wonder how long THAT'll last? Probably not long!
Poor MC, he's now trying to figure out what to do with all the stuff I dragged out today - a bunch of books, etc. It was on the foot of the bed, partly because he put it there. Which part wasn't my fault.
I just finished up another online news article, a prediction of a major (6+) quake in Southern Arizona before the end of the month. I phoned and talked to the man who made the prediction. Whew - what a pedigree! He pointed out one of my many pet peeves: that if you dare to be RIGHT and it doesn't jive with the current administration, the Gallileo effect kicks in, whereby you're excommunicated from the professional community.
We talked for probably fifteen or twenty minutes, covering why he's all but certain this is going to happen, and talked about why science is screwing itself over by dismissing anecdotal evidence.
All any scientist does is document anecdotal evidence. He/she writes down what he/she observes. That's the same thing anyone does when they tell you what they see, isn't it? Since when does the lack of a PhD mean you can't see something and tell people what you see? It's the ultimate in irony that we consider the average man in the streets capable of choosing our political leadership, but don't consider him trustworthy enough to tell us what he's seen!
I also found it interesting that he found a correlation between quakes and large dams/reservoirs. We were discussing the fact that whenever man created a dam of 300 foot or thereabouts, the weight of the reservoir served to trigger seismological events. That means earthquakes, y'all.
Interesting, intelligent man with a lot to say about not only quakes, but the fact that political pressures still suppress anything that doesn't suit their agenda of the moment. Anyone with a genuine scientific approach (i.e., an open mind and rational approach) is still buried politically for daring to point out the truth. Which is simply another perfect trifecta of screwing over the world population.
We also mulled over the issues of global warming. Interestingly enough, he thinks it's NOT a given that man caused global warming. He cited the fact that in the era of the Vikings it was warmer than it is now, and referred back to the little ice age ending in the 1500's. Like I said, quite the conversation!
And yes, even when I'm no longer doing "news," I still do my homework.
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )