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POTUS Address - Jan 25th, 2011

I must confess, I didn't watch the Presidential address when it was given. I was busy looting dungeons in World of Warcraft at the time, with my buddies. When I woke up this morning, I watched it on the CNN website.

I had three major reactions to the speech.

The first thing that struck me; was his rallying cry to "work together". This type of logical thinking, flies in the face of North American party politics; which resemble a popularity contest between reality TV stars! The level of absurdity that is the US "democracy", is too big, too old, and the main focus of most of the efforts of those in the "old age club", is to discredit the opposing political party. Creating and enacting logical legislation is a distant second priority.

So; when the President of the US made a statement about focussing on bipartisanship and civility, I nearly woke up the children from laughing so hard! Let me quote him.

"Not whether we can sit together tonight; but whe…

The Hunt for Hussein

President Barrack Obama, was in the Oval Office wondering what to do about the war in Afganistan, when his telephone rang.

"Hallo, President Obama" a heavily accented voice said. "This is Archie, up ere at the Harp Seal Pub in Badger's Cove, Newfoundland, Canada, eh? I am callin' to tells ya dat we are officially going to help you hunt down that Hussien feller!

"Well Archie," Barrack replied, "This is indeed important news! How big is your army?"

"Right now," said Archie, after a moments calculation "there is myself, me cousin Harold, me next-door-neighbor Mick, and the whole dart team from the pub. That makes eight!"

Barrack paused. "I must tell you Archie that I have one million men in my army waiting to move on my command. What do we need your little army for?"

"Holy jeez," said Archie. "I'll have ta call ya back!" Sure enough, the next day, Archie called again. “Mr. Obama, the wa…

Mutant X - Bed Bugs

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There is a mutated creature that is vaguely known to man.
From a dimension, as vast as space and timeless as infinity.
It lives in the middle ground between light and shadow,
between carpet and mattress,
and it lies between the pit of man's fears and a decent night of sleep
This is merely the beginning of it's infestation.
Mutated bed bugs, from an area which we call . . . the Twilight Zone.

Invisible Combat Vehicles

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In the age-old pursuit for weaponry and better delivery systems; mankind has pushed the limits of our understanding of scientific research. Most major advances in technology, come from military experimentation; striving for more devastating methods of dispatching enemy combatants, while protecting the soldiers, in the weapon platform. One of the most versatile combat vehicles, the tank; has demonstrated many times throughout recent history, how influential it can be on the battlefield!

The name, "Tank", comes from the initial deployment, by the British army in WWI; in the Battle of Somme. In an attempt to disguise their true identity as weapon delivery systems, the military labelled them as "water carriers" during transport by train to the front-line (covered by canvasses) and referred to as "tanks" (as in "water tank").

The term, is still used by militaries, world-wide.

Over the years, major advances in technology, have allowed for faster, harder…

Corrupt Law

In December, 2010; Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was unable to attend, however, and an empty chair represented him at his own ceremony. The audience rose, and gave a standing ovation for the Humanitarian efforts by Liu, while the camera focussed on the empty wooden chair.

Liu Xiaobo was not able to attend, because he was imprisoned, by Chinese officials for the Humanitarian efforts, he was being recognized for! The Chinese, consider him to be a criminal, for his protest of corrupt, China laws.

The empty chair only symbolizes the persecution, for which he so courageously protested!

The empty chair, was a chilling reminder; how corrupt Chinese law, can be!

The empty chair only proves his point.