Monday, December 22, 2008

"What? Christmas Already?

"Tis The Season"

Bavarian chapel from e-mail my sister Sue sent

Sydney Summer Santas

Speedboat Santa's in Sydney's Summer Season

$1,800,000.00 Piggy Back Ride

Shuttle rides on 747 across the Mohave dessert

Santa Baby

Find the song and story below ↓
The song and story Santa Baby

'Star Trek' Scanner
Made From Cell Phone

Blood analyzer made from cell phone

Scientists Hack Cellphone

to Analyze Blood, Detect Disease,

Help Developing Nations

It's like the scanners that the, "away team", would use on Star Trek.
Great stuff.
Good news for third world countries like Somalia and Kentucky.

Using only an LED, plastic light filter and some wires, scientists at UCLA have molded a cellphone into a portable blood tester capable of detecting HIV, malaria and other illnesses.

We could use this in our own country.
How long did you have to wait for your last blood test?
How much did it cost?
Read the whole story, HERE .

Shoe Throw Success Story
Dozens of Video Games
Millions of People
Throw Shoes At Bush, CLICK HERE

One of the many shoe throwing games on the internet.

The Adventures of Bat Girl

Bat Girl and Maya at the Sundial Bridge 12/20/08
Bat Girl and Maya stopped by Redding on their journey to discover America. I had a chance to show them the top attractions here in Redding. I took them to the Sundial Bridge and explained that, in the daytime, it's actually a sundial. The Harvest Natural foods store was a must see, and, the icing on the cake...the 99¢ store. I love this town.

View from the rivers edge, (photo by Maya). 12/20/08

Our Mister Sun

Is there nothing new under the sun?

Scientists previously believed that when sun's magnetic field was aligned with Earth's, the planet was safely cocooned within its protective bubble. Not so, report researchers at this week's American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.
It is expected that the next peak solar storm will cause extensive satellite communication disruptions and overloads in the electrical power grids. The electromagnetic field that normally protects us, will instead, provide openings through which the charged plasma will freely pass.
The sun has an 11-year cycle, which is next expected to peak in 2011 or 2012.
It seems amusing, or mildly curious, that, "scientists", now are discovering what scientists have been saying for the last 40 years. In addition to the start of a new Mayan calendar on 12/21/2012, intense solar storms have been expected to occur around this time as the sun begins a new 11 year cycle.

I am beginning to realize that it's not just the un-enlightened masses that ignore historical records, but the graduates of our institutions of higher learning don't seem to take the time to find out if the wheel has already been invented, before they announce, to the world, their astounding new discoveries.

The 2012 enthusiasts, have been announcing all manner of wonderous events that will take place on, or around, 12/21/2012 for decades.

These events include a giant asteroid, the new world order, the age of Aquarius, naked people floating up to Jesus, alien visitors, and all sorts of fun and mayhem. I hope I am still around to see this, it sounds very entertaining.

For lot's of stuff about 2012, just Google, 2012 and you will find hundreds of thousands of websites promoting every crackpot theory ever imagined. (There are even a few actual compilations of historical records and scolarly examinations of ancient artifacts that relate to 2012.)

If you type 2012 in this blogs search field, you will find some posts where I discuss this in depth, with links, pictures and some of my own speculation.

"The world is getting to be such a dangerous place,
a man is lucky to get out of it alive."

Today's Relatively Appropriate Song;
It Aint Necessarily So -Sammy Davis, Jr.
Happy Wassailing

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