Larry’s Wisdom

Thinking out loud...

You may have plenty of good drinkable water where you live, but so many locations do not. Never fear, the profiteers are ready to assist you…for a price of course. In some places, water is now more costly than an equal amount of gasoline. How strange is that? Stories abound about someone, or a group of someones controlling the weather to make drought conditions. I have no knowledge of that, so I will just let it be a thought in the wind for now. You can do your own research on that issue if you so desire. However, if I were the evil overlord of the world, I would buy up all the water rights, and then start causing droughts. Sound too far fetched? Well the Internet is rife with information about this very thing happening right before our eyes, or so it seems. Here are some links that support those suspicions.

Link to Water Barons

Link to Water Grab

Link to Coca Cola Page

If you care to know more, do a web search for: Who is buying up all the water rights in the world.

It would be a great story were it simply a case of a benevolent company coming to the rescue, but I wonder if maybe something more sinister is afoot. If you can help clarify this situation, please share your information here.

Thanks,

Jim

Irreverent, but Classic Blond Jokes

Irreverent, but Classic Blond Jokes

Three blonds died and are at the pearly gates of heaven. St. Peter tells them that they can enter the gates if they can answer one simple question. St. Peter asks the first blond, “WHAT IS EASTER?” The blond replies, “Oh, that’s easy, it’s the holiday in November when everyone gets together, eats turkey, and are thankful…” “WRONG,” replies St. Peter, and proceeds to ask the second blond the same question, “WHAT IS EASTER?” The second blond replies, “No, Easter is the holiday in December when we put up a nice tree, exchange presents, and celebrate the ………….the birth of…….. of Jesus.”  St. Peter looks at her and shakes his head in disgust. He looks at the third blond and asks, “WHAT IS EASTER?”

The third blond smiles and looks St. Pete in the eye. “I know what Easter is.   Easter is the Christian holiday that coincides with the Jewish celebration of Passover.  Jesus and his disciples were eating at the last supper and Jesus was later deceived and turned over to the Romans by one of his disciples.  The Romans took him to be crucified and he was stabbed in the side, made to wear a crown of thorns, and was hung on a cross. He was buried in a nearby cave which was sealed off by a large boulder.   Every year the boulder is moved aside so that Jesus can come out, and if he sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of winter.” 

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A young blond woman went to her doctor complaining of pain. “Where are you hurting?” asked the doctor. “You have to help me, I hurt all over”, said the woman. “What do you mean, all over?” asked the doctor, “be a little more specific.” The woman touched her right knee with her index finger and yelled, “Ow, that hurts.”  Then she touched her left cheek and again yelled, “Ouch! That hurts, too.”  Then she touched her right earlobe, “Ow, even THAT hurts”, she cried. The doctor looked at her thoughtfully for a moment and asked, “Are you a natural blond?” “Why, yes,” she said. “I thought so,” said the doctor, “You have a broken finger.”

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There are three blonds stranded on an island. Suddenly a fairy appears and offers to grant each one of them one wish. The first blond asks to be intelligent. Instantly, she is turned into a brown haired woman and she swims off the island. The next one asks to be even more intelligent than the previous one. So, instantly she is turned into a black haired woman. The black haired woman builds a boat and sails off the island. The third blond asks to become even more intelligent than the previous two. The fairy turns her into a man, and he walks across the bridge.

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Stay!”

I pulled into the crowded parking lot at the local shopping center and rolled down the car windows to make sure my Labrador Retriever Pup had fresh air. She was stretched full-out on the back seat and I wanted to impress upon her that she must remain there.

I walked to the curb backward, pointing my finger at the car and saying emphatically, “Now you stay. Do you hear me?” “Stay! Stay!”

The driver of a nearby car, a pretty young blond, gave me a strange look and said, “Why don’t you just put it in ‘Park’?”

Life Matters

A Croc

*Older, but not wiser

As I grow older, I am even more health conscious than ever. I am keenly aware that people in my age group are dying at a rate faster than when we were all younger. Maybe that is not inevitable, but it seems important to be aware of the things that we can do to have a healthy life while we are still here.

I am not a doctor, nor an alternative medicine health guru, but I know that some of you fit into one or more of those two categories. Consequently, I invite all of my readers to share health care tips or testimonials about products that have had a beneficial effect on their health. I am not looking for product commercials, but your personal experiences with a product, or a treatment, is clearly welcome.

Check out the other recent health postings

New Concrete Formulation

Hydrogen Bomb

Hydrogen Bomb

A new concrete formulation designed to keep winter surfaces ice-free also has the unexpected benefit of protecting electronics from electromagnetic attack. Developed by scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the concrete serves as a shield from pulses of electronic energy that emanate from a nuclear blast and threaten to disable everything from military equipment to TV sets.

The effects of an electromagnetic pulse were first observed in the early 1960s, when a 1.4 megaton thermonuclear bomb detonated in the mid-Pacific knocked out electronics as far away as Hawaii. This confirmed what many had theorized-nuclear explosions generated a powerful pulse of electromagnetic energy that flew invisibly through the air and capable of overloading and frying circuits in all kinds of devices. Despite being nearly 900 miles away, the pulse burned out streetlights across the state of Hawaii and tripped burglar alarms.

For full article, please visit Popular Mechanics

Displayed with permission from The DEFCON Warning System

Dangerous Virus for Humanity

Dangerous Human Virus Image

Virus

For one of my first posts in the Health Matters Section, I decided to scare the heck out of you. I imagine that by starting with something simply too bad to contemplate, it will make most of the other health news seem like all good news.

Professor Stephen Hawking, the scientists most well known for his theories time, and on the nature of back holes—the ones in space, and also a leading proponent of not advertising to the galaxy our presence here on earth, is now speaking out on things so small we can’t see them without a microscope. He contends that a virus could end it all for humanity.  Not a pleasant thought!

The following link is not for the faint of heart. It is however good to be aware of what can affect us, so if you are up for it, CLICK HERE, or go back to the main menu, and click on “Humor” instead.

 

Is it really the Red Planet?

The Red Planet Mars

The Red Planet

I willing to bet that you have seen several photos taken from the surface of Mars. They show the red landscape that we have all come to expect from a red planet, but is it really that red? The US Space Agency, and Hollywood, always shows Mars as being really red, so we take it for granted that mars has red dirt and a reddish atmosphere.   It is no doubt somewhat red, but is it all red? A few years ago, NASA was accused of false coloring the mars photos, and videos to make them look redder. I believe that they did admit that on at least on occasion, they did just that.  That is interesting, but I wonder why?

The European Space Agency (ESA) Lander did not survive, so now we must wait to see something a bit different than the photos from NASA. The photo below may be an artist’s rendering, or a frame from a promotional video, and NOT a real photo. However, it claims to depict Mars, and it is not so red.  I find it all quite interesting.

the-green-planet-mars

What Happened to the RED Planet?

Click here to go to the NASA Mars picture website

Is there a Flying Car in your Future?

Flying to work

Experimental Flying Car

Flying to work is not a new concept.  As you know, cars and planes were invented in the same general time frame, and the melding of the two concepts was envisioned shortly thereafter. It seems that in just about every decade since then, someone has produced a design for a flying car.

In the 1960’s I was young man, with a brand new pilot’s license. Back then there was a flying car that was capturing the imagination of the country.  Thanks to my flight instructor, I was placed high on a list to fly it, but I never did.  A week before it was my turn,  it crashed and killed the inventor.  That was a sad event, but it was lucky for me.  That machine had some design flaws.  Had I taken my turn at the controls, it could have been me that crashed.  That crash proved that there are many challenges to produce a truly safe flying car, and it is why we had to wait several decades to see it finally become a reality.  Happily for many people alive today, the technology has changed. The advent of new technology, computers and strong, but light weight construction materials  has created an environment quite conducive to creating a flying car.

The microprocessor (the computer chip), The Global Positioning System, (GPS,) and light weight, space age materials for the body, have all come together to create the reality of a flying car.  With this new technology the average person finally has a realistic chance of flying to work.  Of course, one must have the money to buy one of these fantastic machines.  The current versions are expensive, but In time the technology will mature, and the price will come down, but the concept is here, and ready for take-off, if you’ll pardon the pun.

In my view, the most successful entry will incorporate the best aspects of drone technology, and traditional aircraft design.  Computers will be used to assist the pilot with flight stability, and navigation. This will allow a buyer to achieve competent flight status in a relatively short period of time.

In the near term, the Federal Aviation Administration is poised to certify more than one of the new breed of flying cars. Once all the obstacles are overcome, the flying car will revolutionize the way we travel. Soon we will look up and see cars mixed in with airplanes, and maybe politicians will be promising a chicken in every pot, and a flying car in every garage.

CLICK HERE to see a video of the various flying cars that exist today.
CLICK HERE to see the future.

Liquid fuel from CO2

Reactor that produces liquid fuel from CO2 in the air to be tested in portable pilot plant. This is cutting edge technology. Full Story

Human Cloning

I believe that Human Cloning is against the law, but there is speculation, and maybe even evidence that it has already taken place. Full Story