Last month I made a pact with myself to not write or comment publicly about things which are happening in the world right now. Part of my rationale was to spare myself getting involved in the toxic miasma, both in terms of time, energy, and mental well-being. But there’s something darker lurking. It is not…Read More
Life Found on Mars Video
Video version of the original article from “Frontier Science Report”. The original has been taken down, but I haven’t been asked to remove my copy. Maybe because I live outside of the U.S..Read More
Life On Mars Confirmed!
Originally posted on Frontier Science Report: April 28, 2014 An organism resembling an arthropod has been conclusively identified in one of the photos taken of the surface of Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover. NASA and the Smithsonian Institute jointly created a program using something similar to the technology for face recognition software to scan thousands…Read More
Kerry’s thumbs up for war too enthusiastic
Secretary of State John Kerry has been talking tough, standing firm, strutting and posturing, swollen with pride in American military power. And he makes me sick. On September 9th he accused Assad, “He sends airplanes to napalm children,” as if America hadn’t killed an estimated 200,000 Vietnamese, including children, with napalm. Later in his press…Read More
Kittens against the war on Syria
Frankly folks, I’m starting to foam at the mouth. This war seems like it’s going to be a huge disaster that could easily spread to Israel, Jordan, and Iran. And people aren’t talking about it. People are blithely sharing pictures of cutie kitties and shit on Facebook. They are quoting Buddhist ideas of accepting what…Read More
Borge Obamush, and the opportunity to capitalize on a new war
I’ve heard all this rhetoric before. Suddenly there’s the perfect opportunity to go to war with Syria, and Iran, with decade old rhetoric. Last time we wanted to go to war there was the question of WMDs. It was all about the WMDs. Saddam Hussein had them, and he might use them on US. We…Read More
The “Prisoners’ Dillemma” Vs. the “Interrogators’ Dilemma”.
Examining the rhetoric of the interrogators. Yesterday a post by American Lieutenant and “terrorist catcher” Chris Simmons, arguing that the “Prisoner’s Dillemma” technique for interrogation proved the “frailty of loyalty” in people, was freshly pressed. After reading his piece, some counterarguments came to mind. [Note that the following is not a criticism of the author – who…Read More
Buying Barnett Newman’s Art on Faith
Today’s elite art buyers deluded into investing tens of millions on the Emperor’s new canvas. Blue painting with one white stripe fetches over 43 million at Sotheby’s auction. I’ve been to a Barnett Newman exhibition, stood in person before the canvases and patiently took in the subtle permutations of color and form, along with other…Read More
Artist Paul McCarthy makes an 80 ft. balloon dog.
“A one liner that didn’t need to be made, but thank God it’s not as disgusting as his usual work.” Paul McCarthy’s eagerly awaited ginormous “Balloon Dog” will soon be open to public viewing. Paaaaah! Lucky art fans will be able to see it at the New York art fair this weekend at Randall Island.…Read More