Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nature's Pressure Cooker

I continually maintain that mother nature will keep seeking ways to right the imbalance the human plague of consumption is causing this planet.

It is interesting that this 'silent' event comes at a time of increasing global natural disturbances such as the explosion of Eyjafjallajokull, unusual weather disturbances, increasing seismic activity in unusual places and the blowout and subsequent capping of the oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.

This may not be a fortuitous event, but natures way of addressing the damage we are doing to the ecological stability (internally and externally) of this planet - our home.

It seems as though we are now living on a giant pressure cooker that is about to blow off excess forces that we cannot foresee, do not understand and cannot stop.

If this event happens every 300-900 years and the last was supposedly in 1700, we are already within the window of opportunity, or miss-opportunity (if that's the word?). Maybe now is the time to take your long service leave!

*(This is a comment by an enraged goblinono in response to an article titled "Seattle's Ongoing 'Silent Quake' lends Clues to the Big One" at :: -

Sex in Politics

Oh come on - gimme' a break. Isn't politics all about personality. Since when did you actually believe that you were really voting for agenda change. All that really differentiates a politician from a thief is the method of extracting money from your wallet.

Ambrose Bierce wrote : "A politician is an eel in the fundamental mud upon which the superstructure of organised society is reared. When we (sic) wriggles he mistakes the agitation of his tail for the trembling of the edifice. As compared with the statesman, he suffers the disadvantage of being alive."

But then again; seeing as it's so hard to differentiate between different shades of illusion (ie: crap) maybe it really is now only about who really looks the best. And why not - wouldn't you rather get f....d over by someone who looks really good!

By the way - I have this great pic (widely circulated via email) of Sarah Palin taking it in the way of 'An American tradition since 1776'. - ( use that as a campaign poster and watch her popularity rise) !

*Send me your address if you really wanna see how a politician should be treated and I'll send you the pic.

*(This is a comment by goblinono in reply to an article titled "The Most Sexist Add, well, Ever"
at :: - http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/08/the-most-sexist-ad-well-ever/61795/).

The Moon is Cheese

Of course it's shrinking you silly person you! The first comprehensive analysis of the moon rocks returned from the first missions likened their physical composition to that of cheese.

It's sorta' like leaving the refridgerator door open for too long - the light stays on (just like the sun) and the cheese that was once fresh and compact, looses its moisture and shrivels, drys and cracks.

Those scarps are evidence of the drying process - and you all know what happens when your cheese shrinks - it dries and cracks apart. Eventually you end up with lots of little cheeses and thats exactly what's going to happen to our moon - we will end up with lots of moons!

You better start re-assessing your impressions of the impact of climate change when you suddenly don't have one orbiting body to regulate our tides and weather patterns but many much smaller orbiting bodies - or just maybe - none at all, because they are all going to be sucked down to earth by the force of gravity - sorta' like a meteorite shower.

As the saying goes - "you can't have your cheese and eat it too".

Sorta' proves that we really are just a bunch of rodents infesting the planet !

*(This is a comment posted by goblinono about an article titled "The Moon is Shrinking like a Wrinkled Apple") at :: -

A George Orwell Prophecy

Thanks 1bobcohn (Twitter) for the link to an article about surveillance of prisoners but I suspect there is a lot more to this than meets the eye, or ears, or ankles.

Prisons have become a big business ( I forget the name of the company that is a major stakeholder in airlines, credit cards, security and prisons all over the world - Google knows!) but I don't think that private enterprise controlling convicted criminals is a fair deal.

It is not "mandatory minimums' and 'draconian 3 strike rules' that place people in prisons for the safety of society, but big business interests that are feeding off the paranoia of the 'climate of fear' foisted on the the public since the debacle of 9/11. It seems easier for government to pass their problems onto private enterprise than actually address the factors that are leading to total cultural collapse of our society.

I don't fall for the spin that this process 'cuts crime', 'reduces costs' and aids management of our penal colonies. What is does is fulfill George Orwell's prophecies of "1984" - we are coming under increasing observation and recording of our activities, innocent or not, and we are slowly being indoctrinated to accept this as normal - it is not! It is an infringement of our rights.

Why don't we try doing something useful with our penal colonies if they are so overcrowded and unmanageable - like send them to desolate places on the planet to develop failed communities or wasted resources. Set them to work repairing the damage the vampire corporates do as they suck the resources and life out of this planet.

Why not put them all to sea on floating prison farms that scour the planet as mobile fix-it crews. Better still, why not just pack 'em all off to that 'Great Floating Pacific Garbage Patch' and set them to work for that Dutch group 'WHIM Architecture' to help fulfill that dream of turning all that floating rubbish into a compact artificial island.

Don't send 'em home alone where they can do drugs, don't get 'em behind walls busting up rocks and beating out car license plates - get them out recycling refuse and doing housework around the planet!

*(This is an essay dribbled by goblinono in response to an article titled "Prisons Without Walls" at :: - http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/09/prison-without-walls/8195/)