Thursday, March 31, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Well besides everything else...ya know the oceans rising genocides nothing on TV, and generally the world ending. Besides that there's a world shortage of...wait for it...Vanilla.
That did it.
I'm calling up gawd. I'm gonna have a word with that maniac. It's one thing to let us all stave die of thirst, and or at the hands of each other...but no Vanilla?!
Seems there was some sort of harvest disaster in Madagascar where it all comes from. Btw funny we never I mean "never" hear about anything that goes on down there. Hell I had no idea these folks were the Vanilla Kings, and or Queens of the World.
If ya also told me that Madagascar was headquarters of all them UFO saucer guys it would make just as much sense. Other than getting to the bottom of the Vanilla problem I think we need to send the Marines, and the History Channel down there to see what the hell them guys have been up to all this time.
As to the Vanilla disaster
Is it possible to make it artificially? If not get ready to pay $20 bucks for an ice cream cone...well okay in some upscale plutocratic shops you can do the now, but ya see what I mean.
Oh it's going to be a hell of a summer coming up. Their predicting super heatwaves all over the damned country. There we'll be in a salty pool of our own sweat with 'no' Vanilla ice cream...no I don't like chocolate.
Perhaps I could chew ice slivers like folks did before air conditioning.
Not that anybody is reading this or cares, but I just found out I'm a bleeping Neanderthal. ...somewhat. Seems them smarty pants science guy just figured out that if you have any Asian ancestry,...hi Grandma. If you got some of that you're likely 2% cave person.
See Grandpa above.
Don't take my word for it. Here's stuff from "Scientific American", and as we know...they're never wrong. Well except for that time back in the day when they said all the non-white races were mentally inferior, and that women were too emotional to hold responsible positions.
Yeah they may have been a bit off there.
If you have Chinese heritage, you might have slightly more Neanderthal in your genome, while a new study finds that people from South Asia have more Denisovan, another type of early human, in their DNA.
Evidence started to emerge in 2010 that our distant ancestors interbred with Neanderthals, the Stone Age hominids who populated Europe until around 40,000 years ago. We can all, with the exception of African people, credit Neanderthals for around 2% of our genome.
(Our ancestors apparently started hooking up with their stocky cousins after moving out of Africa.)
Now it seems Neanderthals were not the only interbreeding game in town. The new study finds that Denisovans interbred with the distant ancestors of people living in what is now South Asia, including India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Previously the only people known to have detectable traces of Denisovan DNA were in Papua New Guinea, Australia, China and other parts of East Asia.
The current study and previous research suggest that we can no longer think of our ancestors as interbreeding with other hominids only once, said John Hawks, professor of anthropology at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
"It is happening repeatedly, wherever modern humans are coming into contact with these archaic people," said Hawks, who was not involved in the current study.
(CNN/Scientific American )
So apparently we were banging cave women, and I must assume cave boys...homosexuality being natural to mammals as soon as we clapped eyes on them cave folks, and "Vice Versa".
...nice name for a book. Ahem.
...nice name for a book. Ahem.
Here below are some images of our departed relatives if they were still around, and paying taxes like the rest of us.
Monday, March 28, 2016
The latest round of terror bombings, and the ongoing endless wars in the Mid-East are nightmares without end. Cycles of murder without end.
Well I grew up with Holocaust survivors.
All of the shop keepers our tailor that made my Confirmation suit was a Holocaust survivor. Those green numbers on their arms was a common sight of my childhood.
The only white children I played with were Jews.
Which isn't to say some of these Jews were not assorted assholes, and bigots...they were, and are. However my generation saw Israel as a hope. When I was a young child the Camps "THE CAMPS" had been closed for less than 10 years. So it wasn't remote history to me, and mine.
All that said I have to acknowledge what Israel has done. It has committed crimes. It has become racist. It has become a killing machine. I never imagined I would say such. I've always felt that the "Left" which was spewing this was just cloaking their Jew hate...some of them were. I ain't blind.
On the other "other" hand.
In the Islamic world I'd be stoned burned hanged or tossed off tall buildings for being Queer. Did you know that the Palestinian Authority executes queers as so many other Islamic countries do. To this I always get "so what" directly or indirectly from progressives"...there's bigger fish to fry.
This is why I mostly stay out of this.
It's hopeless both sides are so full of murderous shit. If there was anyone listening I'd pray for peace, and reconciliation, but fat chance on that. I think we're just going to have to wade through more blood till both sides have had enough, and make a lasting peace. ...that's that.
Here's a fantasy.
See above,...some Palestinian Israeli flags from the future. It's good to dream. it's Good to Hope.
This is a back, and forth between myself, and my Facebook friend Terrance. It concerned Ted Cruz saying he would "Carpet Bomb Isis out of existence."
Sidney Smith Isis is not remotely "innocent" I'm all for exterminating every single one of them. They're the actual Nazi's of our era. They commit genocide they rape torture desecrate enslave...yeah actually enslave.
So if this maniac actually becomes President his taking these monsters out is fine by me.
Okay that said here's the problem...you carpet bomb you kill the innocent, and guilty alike. This will make generations of more terrorist, and turn us even more into a pariah nation.
The problem is you can't negotiate with Isis you can have no treaties because they think their bloodletting is ordained by G-D. Just as the 12th century Christian Crusades were. This what we're witnessing the "Islamic Crusades". This can only stop the way the Christian Crusades did...with an Enlightenment era.
These maniacs haven't had theirs yet. Till then here we are. Sorry no neat answer.
Terrence White Those "maniacs" HAD their "Enlightenment Era", back when we were in our 'Dark Ages'. (We learned Arabic numerals instead of Roman numerals from them.) We learned Algebra from them.
We re-learned Greek philosophy from them--which our barbarian ancestors had conveniently forgotten.
In short, from them, we slowly learned how to be civilized again. And then their Golden Age faded away, just as ours had done earlier.
Our "Renaissance" would not have happened without them.
Sidney Smith Yes they gave us so much, and it seems in these latter days they've lost so much. They've forgotten their greatness, and too many have become murderous "Maniacs".
Maybe we should return the favor, and remind them that 'they' were the bright light in the centuries of darkness. Remind them that it was the Islamic world that was the center of learning, and tolerance.
In Moorish Spain all of the tribes of the "Book" Christians Jews Moslems all lived in peace, and co-operated for near a thousand years. Perhaps...this is a fantasy, but maybe Obama or his successor should appeal to the Islamic world in a speech telling them of their great history of enlightenment, and living in peace with all others. That might work far better than a carpet bombing assault.
Terrence White I agree, Uncle Sidney. It's definitely worth a shot.
Sidney Smith It has the virtue of never being done...quite like this before. I always wondered what would happen if a head of a Superpower just came out, and told us the truth...the real truth of how the world, and history works.
How it's a feeding frenzy we're locked into. Like mad dogs in a pit fighting over a carcass.
Then going on to tell us there's a way out...a way out for the whole world. This is what we thought Obama was going to do.
Still someone someday 'has' to do it.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
( I'd pay good money to pee next to a trans woman that was peeing on a bigot.)
Officials in Charlotte, N.C., spent more than a year carefully considering and debating an anti-discrimination ordinance that was passed in February to promote the city’s culture of inclusiveness.
State lawmakers quashed it on Wednesday by passing an appalling, unconstitutional bill that bars transgender people from using public restrooms that match their gender identity and prohibits cities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances that protect gay and transgender people.
Gov. Pat McCrory, who signed the bill into law late Wednesday, said it was necessary to undo Charlotte’s ordinance, which included protections for gay and transgender people.
By promoting the ludicrous idea that transgender women are inherently dangerous, the law endangers citizens who are already disproportionately vulnerable to violence and stigmatization.
(Shamelessly stolen article from http://www.nytimes.com)
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
I feel the need to drop a little truth on y'all. So buckle up...I'm about to be politically incorrect.
We don't need to take America back.
No one stole it.
It's right here...you're sitting in it. Chillax.
Mexico isn't going to pay for the wall and we're not going to deport millions of people and break up families. If you think either one is a good idea, you're not smart and probably not a person I want to hang out with.
We don't live in a democracy.
Technically we are a Federal Republic. But in reality we are ruled by an oligarchy. If you don't know what that is, look it up. Reading will do you good. You probably need to do more of it.
FoxNews, CNN, and MSNBC have an agenda and are not "fair and balanced" or in any way unbiased. I'll reiterate...read more. Read newspapers (even online ones). Read lots of opinions and sources and then (stay with me here), THINK! Form your own opinion based on as many facts as your can brain can tolerate.
Speaking of facts...there actually is a difference between facts, opinions, and propaganda. You should learn the difference. (Another opportunity to show off your mad reading skills.)
Science is real.
We know things because of science. Don't be afraid of it. You have an iPhone and Facebook because of science. It's your friend.
Global warming or "climate change" as the cool kids call it IS REAL.
Anyone who tells you it's not real is not a smart person and probably should not be dressing themselves or caring for children.
And you are probably a little racist and should work on that. Seriously.
American Christians are not under attack.
We are not being persecuted. We wield so much power in this country that politicians pretend to be Christian just so we will vote for them. No one is trying to take your bible away from you. The gay people are not destroying our families—we don't need any help from them, thank you. We do a fine job of that by ourselves. So stop saying we are persecuted. You sound stupid.
Poor people need help.
If you're not helping them but complaining about how the government helps them with your money you are not a nice person.
Be nice to the people who teach your children.
Don't send them nasty emails or yell at them. Their job is 10,000 times harder than your stupid job. You are not a professional educator so just shut your mouth and be thankful someone is willing to teach your offspring.
You don't know what Common Core is. You think you do, but you don't unless you're a teacher. So stop complaining about math problem memes on Facebook. You can't do the math anyway.
ISIS is not an existential threat to the United States.
We do not need to rebuild our military. Our military is the strongest, scariest, most badass killing machine the world has ever seen. So stop being afraid and stop letting politicians and pundits scare you.
Guns do in fact kill people.
That's what they are designed to do. If you feel you need a gun to protect yourself in America, you are probably living in the wrong neighborhood and should move before you go out and buy a gun. There are like a billion places to live where you won't need a gun, or even need to lock your front door.
If you do own a gun, then make sure you know how to use it really, really, really well. Seriously...get some training because you still don't know how to record stuff with your DVR. Go to the gun range and shoot the thing a lot. Learn how to clean it properly and be able to disassemble it and reassemble it with your eyes closed. It's a freaking gun and it deserves that level of care, proficiency and respect.
And for God's sake, keep it locked up and away from your kids.
If you are even a little bit crazy, sad, or pissed off...you shouldn't have a gun. And the Founding Fathers would totally agree with me.
Stop being suspicious of American Muslims.
I guarantee the guy sitting next to you in the cubicle at work is probably more of a threat to you than any Muslim. He has to listen to your uninformed ranting day after day and has probably already imagined very colorful and creative ways to end you.
Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and all the rest are ENTERTAINERS! Stop getting your opinions from them. (Here's where that reading thing can really be an advantage.)
Stop sharing Facebook memes that tell me to share or else Jesus won't bless me with a laundry basket full of cash. That's not how prayer works. And I don't want money delivered (even from God) in a laundry basket. Nobody ever washes those things out and they just keep putting nasty dirty clothes in them. Yuck!
We are the United States of America and we can afford to house every homeless veteran, feed every child, and take in every refugee and still have money left over for Starbucks and a bucket of KFC.
Unless you can trace your family line back to someone who made deerskin pants look stylish and could field dress a buffalo, you are a descendent of an immigrant. Please stop saying that immigrants are ruining our country.
Such comments are like a giant verbal burrito stuffed with historical ignorance, latent racism, and xenophobia all wrapped in a fascist tortilla.
That's all for now. I feel better.
LaMonte M. Fowler
*( Yeah that the old 15 Star U.S. flag at the top. I just likes it is all.)
Showed this guy to my shrink...she commented about the two ends of my creative focus. The Light, and the Dark...yeah no kid'n doc.
My pal Mike Sargent..he does TV/Radio movie reviews, anyway he read my self-pity crap, and took one of the monsters from my dark side, and turned it all around. ...with just one word balloon!
I nearly choked to death on my juice laffing!
I asked him if wanted to be my new shrink.
With just 'that' he put everything in their place. All the horror, and mayhem all the peace, and beauty.
It's all material for laffs.
That's what it's for.
To be processed, and eventually laughed at.
Eh...you take a check?
"The Easter Bunny Laid Off"
The "Federal Department of Fantasies, and Fictitious Characters" today in what will sure to be seen as a controversial move has laid off a number of it's employees. This is a cost cutting act which the administration was forced to take.
This because of the refusal by the Republican controlled House to pass the funding bill for the Fantasy Department.
Republican majority leader Himmler stated that funds for the department of fantasies was a "typical liberal waste of funds". Also that these resources were needed for far more "practical, and necessary projects" such as the "Mexican Wall".
The Easter Bunny the Sandman Tooth Fairy Batman the former Saint Christopher the Little Prince Peter Rabbit Santa's Elves, and a number of other beloved fictional characters were all contacted by email, and let go.
Santa, and Wonder Woman because of their importance to the democratic base were given temporary reprieves until fiscal 2018. Superman because of his connections with the Defense Department is for now exempt from these economic cuts.
Some because of high profiles such as Batman have already been hired by commercial interests. Others such as the Little Prince, and Peter Rabbit with smaller financial probabilities will likely retire, and enter private life.
Though there is the possibility of a small livelihood for a few magical characters through speaking engagements.
More on this story as developments warrant.
This just in.
The Little Prince representing a number of the Fantasy Department's newly laid off is suing Republican majority leader Himmler. Saying that his acts, and that of his party are Un-Constitutional. This in that it violates the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Which now also protects fictional characters. In particularly those employed by the Federal Government. This some see as the true reason the Republicans are stone-walling Obama on his right to nominate a new Justice. Basically the undoing of 50 years of progressive legislation.
...Stay Tuned for more.
( I'm pretty sure I posted this in the last month or so. I just thought being closer to actual Easter I ought to make sure, and put it up. Yeah I'll likely post it Easter Sunday too. ...whenever that really is. )
( Not that it matters what with the world ending. I just like things timely, and tidy here is all. )
Scientists who warn of climate shifts often forecast a model that looks at increases in sea levels over the next number of centuries. But a new study has pegged the peril as occurring much closer to our own lifetime.
Within the next 50 years, the oceans will dramatically rise seven feet, while the loss of heat-regulating currents from melting polar ice caps will result in megastorms never before seen in earth’s modern history.
According to the New York Times on March 22, scientists estimate that by the end of this century, the planet will already be suffering from catastrophic consequences of global warming and climate change – killer storms will ravage the landscape and large parts of the polar ice sheets will disintegrate, raising sea levels and flooding major coastal cities.
The findings were released this week by the European science journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. The research paper is citing a cause-and-effect relationship that is not new. As fossil fuel use increases, heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere will quickly reach a critical point, resulting in an abrupt climate shift that will pour freshwater from melting ice in Greenland and Antarctica into the oceans, raising the seas to perilous levels.
“We’re in danger of handing young people a situation that’s out of their control,” said James E. Hansen, a retired NASA climate scientist who led the study. “That would mean loss of all coastal cities, most of the world’s large cities and all their history.”
"AND ANOTHER THING"
Antarctica’s hottest day? This week, it was colder in San Francisco, Washington D.C., Seattle and Chicago than it was in Antarctica – the geographic South Pole.
Writes The Washington Post: “Need another indicator of climate warming in Antarctica? A trio of weather bloggers at Weather Underground report the temperature there likely hit a record-breaking 63.5F (17.5C) Tuesday. The balmy reading was logged at Argentina’s Esperanza Base, which lies on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.”
The previous record for warmest Antarctica temps? The day before, when recorded temperatures reached 63.3 degrees Fahrenheit. Those readings were recorded at the Marambio Base, a small islet just off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.
What the fuck can I add this this scary shit?
We are fucked coming, and going. We told ya so didn't we. Btw more than half of this benighted country still thinks that all this is a commie liberal Hoax.
That along with Science History, and Culture...all Hoaxes praise da Lawd. Our grandchildren will spit on the damp ground, and curse our names for this. Because we had 50 years to start doing something to at least moderate the pace of the End of the World,....and Didn't.
Aw well at least they'll still be delivering the pizza for a few more years. Look after your loved ones bless you, and good luck.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
All the world prays.
Whenever where-ever for whatever.
The prayers ascend through clouds past worlds even stars.
Till they fall.
They fall onto an abandoned side street.
There's an old phone booth there.
Slightly bent over from where a truck backed into it.
The phone is ringing.
These are prayers.
Millions of them. ...Billions.
Monday, March 21, 2016
While I was otherwise engaged it seems some history happened. The President of the United States of America visited Cuba. For a boomer like me this is a big bleeping deal.
Like the fall of the Berlin Wall where innocents trying to escape the grey heartlessness of failed revolutions were shot down like dogs.
Like having the architects of the Vietnam war coming forward. Those like Robert McNamara. Him, and others admitting their lies. Acknowledging it was a failure from the beginning. A million Vietnamese, and 50,000 Americans slaughtered in that war a nation brutally divided for nothing...Nothing.
All the assassinations of that era.
All of it.
Now this. The perhaps final correction to all those arrogant blood splattered mistakes. This mistake perhaps the most dangerous that nearly killed the Northern Hemisphere in Nuclear Fire.
When Air Force One touched down in Havana. Touched down at Jose Marti International Airport one of the last pieces of the Cold War was laid to rest. Those in my age cohort have lived to see it.
An end of an era of power aggression, and blind arrogance by two World Superpowers holding the whole world hostage to their extreme obsessions.
...and so another age begins.
A further thought on this perhaps the biggest mistake of the Cold War. If things had gone slightly differently, and the Missiles of October had launched...
My parents would have never grown old my brother myself, and sisters would have never grown up. We all for the past 50 years would have been blast shadows on a wall in Brooklyn.
Was it blind luck or was it the Angels?