It’s always advisable…
BEFORE you jump off a bridge into water?
To check for depth.
It’s always advisable…
BEFORE you jump off a bridge into water?
To check for depth.
I used to wear the blue tights
And the red cape
Now, its baggy jeans for me
To cover my aging shape
But I still have that twinkle
That heroic gleam in my eye
A spring in my steps, which proves that I can…
If you’ll let me?
Always be, your Superman!
We lived in dark times.
And because we do, we all know, without qualification, that there is so much for mankind to fear…
That, with a saddened spirit and a heavy heart?
Anguished Repose has come to the realization that there is one more “thing to be feared” item which absolutely must be added to that horrific, and terrifying list…
[via HuffPo] They’ve gone completely nuts!
Squirrels in southwestern Florida are causing sparks to fly on electrical lines that ignite easily in the area’s dry conditions. One of the bucktoothed rodents caused a fire that burned down a Buckingham pastor’s house.
A squirrel on Tuesday ran along a high-voltage line and jumped to another line, creating an arc of electricity that lit up a nearby brush. That fire spread and razed Sunshine Worship Center pastor Bob Calvert’s home, ABC 7 reported.
“My sister… I was on the phone with her. I told her everything was going to be okay, that house wasn’t going to burn and then the next thing we know, the fire did pick up and everything went up in flames,” Calvert’s son Dave told NBC 2.
Firefighters were on the scene within minutes, but couldn’t stop the blaze.
“I got here early this morning by myself, and I just bawled, Dave Calvert said.
Although an extremely cute, and harmless looking rodent…
They WILL be the end of us.
[via NCTimes] A ground squirrel found in the Cedar Grove Campground on Palomar Mountain has tested positive for plague, San Diego County health officials announced Thursday.
Officials found the infected animal during routine monitoring, county environmental health officials said. Humans can catch the often-fatal disease if they are bitten by infected fleas.
On Wednesday there were no reports of humans catching plague in San Diego County, officials said.
Officials said it’s not unusual to find plague in local mountains during the summer. People should look for warning signs posted in areas where plague has been found.
People visiting the wilderness in mountain should avoid contact with wild animals, especially if they’re sick or dead [And for the record, I think they mean the animals...Not the people. If your dead? Please--PLEASE--Do not attempt to contact anyone], avoid camping by animal burrows, and treat pets for fleas or leave them at home.
Anyone who has a sudden fever, chills, or tender, swollen lymph nodes within a week of visiting a known plague area should see a doctor immediately, officials advised. [Read More]
You too will tremble, at the mere mention of their name…
Of course the ‘enlightened’ people of this world…
Scoff at the people who think the world will end in their lifetime.
Newsflash: It’s a LOT of freaking people!
[via Reuters] (Reuters) – - Nearly 15 percent of people worldwide believe the world will end during their lifetime and 10 percent think the Mayan calendar could signify it will happen in 2012, according to a new poll.
The end of the Mayan calendar, which spans about 5,125 years, on December 21, 2012 has sparked interpretations and suggestions that it marks the end of the world.
“Whether they think it will come to an end through the hands of God, or a natural disaster or a political event, whatever the reason, one in seven thinks the end of the world is coming,” said Keren Gottfried, research manager at Ipsos Global Public Affairs which conducted the poll for Reuters.
“Perhaps it is because of the media attention coming from one interpretation of the Mayan prophecy that states the world ‘ends’ in our calendar year 2012,” Gottfried said, adding that some Mayan scholars have disputed the interpretation.
Responses to the international poll of 16,262 people in more than 20 countries varied widely with only six percent of French residents believing in an impending Armageddon in their lifetime, compared to 22 percent in Turkey and the United States and slightly less in South Africa and Argentina.
But only seven percent in Belgium and eight percent in Great Britain feared an end to the world during their lives.
About one in 10 people globally also said they were experiencing fear or anxiety about the impending end of the world in 2012. The greatest numbers were in Russia and Poland, the fewest in Great Britain.
Gottfried also said that people with lower education or household income levels [Scoffing implied here...Do you see it, or is it just me?], as well as those under 35 years old, were more likely to believe in an apocalypse during their lifetime or in 2012, or have anxiety over the prospect. [Read More]
For those who DO believe in doomsday scenarios…
And the possibility that the end of the world, as we know it, is coming?
It is hard to comprehend why they are so panicked and worried.
[via DailyMail] At least 1,200 pelicans and other sea-faring birds have washed up dead on Peru’s northern coastline, just weeks after 600 dolphins died in the same region.
Now, the Peruvian government has issued a health alert, asking people stay off the beaches until scientists can figure out what is causing the massive die-offs.
The Health Ministry recommended stopped short of a ban and called on health officials to use gloves, masks and other protective gear when collecting dead birds. [Read More]
Let us all look at the world, and all that is going on in it…
What–We have absolutely NOTHING to worry about!
[via The Extinction Protocol]May 6, 2012 – SPACE – Future scenario: A stream of highly charged particles from the Sun is headed straight toward Earth, threatening to plunge cities around the world into darkness and bring the global economy screeching to a halt. This isn’t the premise of the latest doomsday thriller. Massive solar storms have happened before — and another one is likely to occur soon, according to Mike Hapgood, a space weather scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford, England. Much of the planet’s electronic equipment, as well as orbiting satellites, have been built to withstand these periodic geomagnetic storms. But the world is still not prepared for a truly damaging solar storm, Hapgood argues in a recent commentary published in the journal Nature. Hapgood talked with The Times about the potential effects of such a storm and how the world should prepare for it. There can be a whole range of effects. The classic one everyone quotes is the effect on the power grid. A big geomagnetic storm can essentially put extra electric currents into the grid. If it gets bad enough, you can have a complete failure of the power grid — it happened in Quebec back in 1989. If you’ve got that, then you’ve just got to get it back on again. But you could also damage the transformers, which would make it much harder to get the electric power back. The storms can also disrupt communications on transoceanic flights. Sometimes when that happens, they will either divert or cancel flights. So that would be the like the disruption we had in Europe from the volcano two years ago, where they had to close down airspace for safety reasons. –KTUU[Read More]
For all you ‘enlightened individuals out there?
Go for it…
Not usually a patron of this program…
But THIS exchange?
Had to be noted.
If, for no other reason?
Than it showcased the reality behind the ‘curse’ of the Me Generation.
For you see, those children behind the Occupy Wall Street movement?
Absolutely believe they are ENTITLED to have everything handed to them on a silver platter…
[via New Scientist]For decades it has been fashionable to boost our children’s self-esteem. Could we be setting them up for a fall?
“YOUNG people are coddled long after they should start learning that they aren’t perfect.” That was the conclusion of HS, a blogger commenting on an article in The New York Times lamenting the state of today’s youth. The trouble with kids, he went on, is that they have an overinflated opinion of themselves because they have been brought up to believe that everything they do is valuable and important. This was no grumpy old codger, but a young man writing about his own generation, those people born between about 1980 and 2000 who have been labelled Generation Y, or Generation Me.
As its name suggests, Generation Me has drawn some flak. Its members stand accused of being spoiled, arrogant and narcissistic, with an undeserved sense of entitlement. College professors complain that today’s students demand constant attention. Employers find it hard to stomach the overblown egos of their young recruits, and therapists say they are seeing a new generation of patients depressed because they are unable to live up to their own excessive expectations. Critics argue that the blame lies with the parents, teachers and other adults who have gone out of their way to inflate children’s opinions of themselves from an early age.
These are damning allegations that reflect badly not just on Generation Y but also a philosophy about child-rearing that began in the 1980s and is still going strong. If correct, we would need to revise the view that boosting children’s self-esteem is the best way to ensure they reach their full potential. So what is the evidence? [See video of whiny OWS organizer above]
Because mommy and daddy…
How special is that?
Hard to look at them and NOT think, “Whosthecutespoiledbaby? Gee, how cute are you!?”
*shakes head sadly*
“Run your fingers through my soul. For once, just once, feel exactly what I feel, believe what I believe, perceive as I perceive, look, experience, examine, and for once; just once, understand.” ~Anonymous
“Love comes to those who still hope even though they’ve been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they’ve been betrayed, to those who still love even though they’ve been hurt before.” ~Anonymous