Thursday, December 31, 2009

Is Strange Weather Currently on its Way to the Heartland?

Dec. 31st, 2009

I’m not sure if such was just an off-shore ‘fluke,’ but the model by which I research and attempt to monitor to seek a pattern to forewarn of tornadic, severe, and strange weather phenomena for the as yet specifically-unknown areas of the American Midwestern states seemed to predict this evening that such unstable weather may, in fact, be on its way to the American heartland – of course we must be mindful of the time of year and what types of weather could manifest itself inland under any such conditions. For all that is really known of the subject, the aforementioned model may be foretelling of something totally unrelated to reasons for which the model is currently monitored. Nevertheless, time will tell if this possible interpretation of the weather model was correct for this specific occurrence or whether such was merely a ‘fluke,’ coincidence, or nothing at all, I suppose.

PS. Barometer 30.27 inches (a few hours later from Los Angeles), falling or rising don’t know, scattered light rain, 50 deg f approx., Night time.

Afterthought 1/3/10 : record cold temperatures passed into the heartland possibly on schedule that would likely coincide with any prediction of the model; say, one to two days later. Whether such was a fluke, I’m unsure. Unfortunately I don’t have data loggers to monitor the deltas/differences of any monitored variable. So at best, I am only taking snapshots. I was a little concerned with the prediction as discussed above in this blog because upon a ‘snap-shot’ being taken the next day, all had returned to normal – so to speak – as best I could tell.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

National Jobs Task Force Team Meetings, or Whatever Such is Labeled

December 9th, 2009

While talks and meetings to get the private sector to create jobs and increase employment levels are surely commendable, at least superficially, does it not occur to those ‘task force’ type folks that to speak of the possibility of future tax credits for the hiring of individuals may likely cause the timid employers to wait to hire? That is to say, if a firm believed that at some future point in time it might get a tax credit as a result of hiring employees, wouldn’t it seem likely that many employers would wait to hire until after the potential tax credit was authorized or likely wait before hiring to see if such a tax credit were to be authorized?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Persistence of Vision..............

Sometime prior to November 29th, 2009.

The theory known as the Persistence of Vision states something to the extent that the eye naturally resets itself every few moments and that the brain fills in (from memory) the blind/blank times while the eye is momentarily resetting itself and is therefore unable to see.

Given such, how can you be sure if what you are seeing is reality or not??? In other words, how do you know whether your mind is telling you that you are seeing something that is or is not there in reality?


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Do Unto Others and the Same Will Be Done Unto You By Others !!

October 16th, 2009

I think the Golden Rule is an over-arching rule of life. It seems that many in our society seem to forget these words / this rule when interacting with others. I think these words are / this rule is more than a proverb, however. I am convinced that the wording of the Golden Rule is a warning that has been passed down through the ages. As an example, when interacting with others in most of life’s settings, I am convinced that if one were to concern themselves with the well-being of the other party [or parties] interacting in any given matter, that the end product of the dealings will be much more rewarding to the non-self-centered party – more rewarding than can even be measured or anticipated in most cases. Bottom line: if nothing else, at least try to be nice and polite to everyone.


PS. I mean..., in the extreme and if I were God, I would go around as a homeless, down-trodden individual and see how I was treated for future reference.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Focus / Concentrate on the Positive, Positive Energy

October 14th, 2009

Focus on the positive things in life. Don't fall into the trap of focusing on negative energy - I know its easy to become negative and I dont mean to preach, as I am no saint, I'm sure. However, when focusing on negative energy one enters into a downward spiral that leads to more negative energy heading one's way. Negativity only begets more negativity - from both yourself and from others as well. To put it simply, try to focus on what is good in life and try not to unduly focus on any shortcomings of life. When something goes awry and causes any anger, acknowledge that negative energy and try to channel it into doing something productive - preferably use that energy to positively change the situation.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Tornadoes in Argentina and Brazil on or about September 8th , 2009

Sept. 22nd, 2009

I wonder what the seemingly paradigm-laden, mainstream tornado researchers have to say about the latest tornadoes in Argentina and Brazil? (Click to Fox News to see story:,2933,547900,00.html ) Because, those researchers seem to nearly always prefer to mandate the involvement of the Gulf of Mexico in the formation of any tornadoes. (Of course, that is for the tornadoes in North America). Nevertheless, the point I make is that such tornadoes as those that recently appeared in South America appear as no oddity or exception to my model concerning the formation of tornadoes. I wonder if the mainstream tornado researchers can make the same claim?

Monday, August 3, 2009

Tornadoes in South Jersey?

August 4th, 2009

On NBC’s Today show for Saturday, August 1st, 2009 (if I’m not mistaken), the weather person warned of the potential of isolated tornadoes throughout the northeastern United States. And oddly enough, the previous day a family member of a friend living in Southern New Jersey believed that a tornado had touched down on his property due to the excessive damage caused by a passing and vicious thunderstorm. Furthermore, while driving through the Pine Barrens region of South Jersey, several uprooted trees lined the road. This blogger had to wonder, was such the result of a tornado as well?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Vow of poverty?

July 13th, 2009

Vow of poverty?? An idea whose day has returned? If we no longer cared about ‘their’ [fiat] money, what would ‘they’ do? If ‘they’ realized we no longer needed ‘them’ or ‘their’ [fiat] money, how would 'they' respond? ‘They’ surely seem to need us to need ‘them’ and ‘their’[fiat] money. For if we did not need ‘them’ or ‘their’ [fiat] monies, ‘they’ would have no control over us, as ‘they’ would no longer be needed because ‘we’ cared not of ‘their’ worthless monies [fiat or otherwise].


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hey Google and Blogspot, A Question on Monetizing Blogs

Hey Google, Hey Blogspot,
If I 'monetize' my blogs, does the speech and sentiments relayed in the blog thereby become 'commercial speech' and therefore as such not protected by the same Rights concerning freedom of speech as 'non-commercial' speech?

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Typical Irony of the Nation's 'Drug War'

July 13th, 2009

I was recently treated to a silent chuckle of irony as an eighth-grader told me of the recent anti-drug awareness efforts that had taken place as part of her suburban middle school education. She subsequently proceeded to tell me of a claimed ‘drug’ dealer in her class as well as the drunken pastimes of many seventh and eighth graders in her school – all of which according to her, of course, was totally unbeknownst to the faculty of the school. Well, as she seemed intrigued to learn more of drug usage, I explained to her that the use of ‘illicit’ drugs and alcohol rarely significantly benefit anyone. I also explained to her the typical traits of many humans around the world which typically includes the enjoyment of imbibing and how in many parts of the world, others her age could buy whatever substance they desired if one had the funds and the desire for such and the foreign youngster harmed no one else in the pursuit of their pastime. However, I had to wonder, are our governments so inept that they are not themselves aware of the allure they create amongst school children for the criminalized past-times relevant to the use of ‘illicit’ drugs and alcohol? Or do the governments and educators clearly intend to create and instill the allure for the taboo-like substances of ‘illegal’ drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol amongst the nation’s adolescent children? Or, is the matter just like nearly every other government-type undertaking, in that no matter what the government tries to achieve, they only manage to make the matter less effectual and the situation becomes clearly worse by their hand and attention/efforts on the subject? That is to say, would the matter of underage drug and alcohol use - and any subsequent problems as adults – be less significant if the government did nothing, passed no laws to create a ‘contra-banned’ substance, thereby creating no allure for any ‘contra-banned’ substance, and called no attention to the matter of ‘contra-banned’ substances? To be clear, apparently the nation had no significant drug-use problems one hundred years ago when all of the outlawed ‘contra-banned’ substances of the modern day were legal and no one appeared to care much either way. Do you follow me here? (Granted, such an argument is subject to many assumptions and potential flaws.) Again, nevertheless, I see a potential massive waste of tax dollars just as likely to be only worsening the situation that the government professes to be attempting to alleviate. So again I wonder, are the educators and the governments seeking to create a demand for ‘illegal’ drugs? Do they seek to keep the prices of illegal drugs elevated - for whatever reason [and pardon the possible minor digression, if you would]? Or does the government merely achieve these aforementioned ends through its continued ineptitude of ‘hoping for result A, while achieving the undesired result B’ though its typically misguided and paradigm-laden actions?

Tornado ‘Warnings’ in Massachussetts

July 13th, 2009
A few days ago as I was endeavoring in the area (Wednesday, July 8th, 2009), the odd and unlikely occurrence of a tornado ‘warning’ was issued for parts of the Boston region. I like to suppose that such was some semblance of a welcome from an over-seeing higher power. However, no tornadic vortexes appeared or were reported. Nevertheless, it was interesting to hear the paradigms of the typical tornado researchers [as relayed by television meteorologists] explaining the ‘extremely unlikely’ multitude of coincidences that led to such an unusual circumstance.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Who makes money from the Nation’s prison system?

June 20. 2009

Dare I say it, but, it seems the time is at hand to review the nation’s prison systems and the ‘war on drugs’ (regardless of whether such a war is currently defunct). Who stands to gain from housing so many criminals in the nation’s prisons (albeit a violent or nonviolent criminal)? What are the costs associated with housing the prisoners and fighting the ‘war on drugs?’ Furthermore, what are the social costs associated with the current policies? What levels of cash flow do the ‘Prison Industries’ generate? The nation’s tax-payers pay massive amounts of monies to house prisoners and yet do the prisoners potentially generate more cash flow for the prison systems than the cost of housing all the prisoners? And, if so, who benefits from any possible positive cash flow to the prison systems? I mean, without a positive cash flow, why would any private-type corporate entity desire to run any prison systems for the state – which seems to be a current trend? Does anyone have any specific answers to these questions? Are these nonsensical questions?

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