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Monday, September 17, 2012

The Computer is your Friend

"The closer you are to enlightenment, the farther you are from social normality" ~ The Physics of Life According to an Anti-Pro Ton [Like]

There has been a misconception by others that I am unhappy.
So far this year 89 freinds posted on my timeline; 55 on my birthday. Of 183 on my friends list.
Now Playing- Star Trek Online / NCC-1701s and construction / Nearly every episode of the old Star Trek follow the same formula.
My life in wonderland and forgiveness at Yoshi's with Clarice and David
The Harvest Moon
Fleet Week San Francisco, Fisherman's Warf
... seven events going on in SF
Oktoberfest at Dimond district, MacArthur & Fruitvale
Masquerotica returns to the SF Concourse Exhibition Center
TV Guide...
Once Upon A Time  /  Grimm  /  666 Park Avenue  /  Elementary  /  Beauty and the Beast
Barbarella [1:13 is a favorite... What do you mean?] /  The Prisoner  /  Space: 1999  /  UFO  /  Alma (short)  /  Frankenweiner / Ray Bradbury's Theater
Sherlock  /  Lost Girl  /  Secret Diary...
I am not an extreme left wing socialist democrat!
>  What we have is a democratic republic. Democratic (adjective) describes the republic (noun) the object that it really is. Represantitive democracy is an oxymoron. If you have anyone lord it over the populace, it is no nonger a democracy.
>  Cities should not be able to seek bankruptcy protection. They should be brought up for sale to be run by another entity, ie, corporation (see Robo-cop).
>  City-states, blocks, and communes are ideal if they are self-supporting.
No servant of the people should have a salary and fringe benefits. Just a living allowance, since slavery is illegal.
>  "A true democracy ceases to exist when the population goes beyond one person."
From The 47
It is so easy to read into what you read [more]
A president or governor doesn't create employment! [more]
Cry me a river! They are just people [more]
One can at least try to understand a half truth. [more]
... and other sayings
"Language is the most misunderstood form of communication" ~ dedication plaque at the Babel Conference of Diplomacy 2265
Science is attempting to understand all that exists. Whereas religion concludes that it just is.
"Don't mistaken my intelligence for patience; my lack of patience as ignorance." [more]
Movies in Review
Dredd  /  Resident Evil 3D
Andy Williams

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11 Again Revisited


How I felt two years ago.
What has changed since eleven years ago?
The year was 2001. A day like any other day, or so we thought. I was a late sleeper. New York was already early at work. I woke up to an Orson Wells hoax. Or so I thought. Drove to work, vaguely noticing there was not a plane in the sky. "Go home" was the greeting I got. The only other day I had ever experienced being sent home and the stores being closed was the day after Rodney King was assaulted. Disbelief was the general emotion at the time, seeing the towers collapse over and over again. Dumbstruck. Eleven years later, still dumb with disbelief.

Disbelief with our government!
We are Americans, no doubt about it. But we are more divided in the past eleven years than we have ever been in the past century and a half. Oh sure, there have been protests and riots, civil disobedience and unrest. But has there really been a sharp polarity in the taking of sides? We now have the 99% taking on the rich. Conservatives taking on the liberals. The high morals interfering with individuals needing to band together. Citizens forced to take a stand, Americans still, but focused against anything percieved as a threat to their current position in the socio-economic uncertainty. Our going >tsk tsk< over Nixon and Clinton's indiscretion is nothing compared to how we feel about the Office held by Bush, Jr and Obama. We have the media vultures to thank.

How can we be a united nation when our government is composed of opposing, constantly bickering idiots? 'We will not pass anything he proposes.' We (well maybe not I*) put these people into positions to lord it over us. To take the interest of money over that of those who put them in office. They answer to no one, no audit will ever satisfy us. *I did not put Romney, McCain, or Palin in the offices of their state so why should I approve of them by voting for our nation? T'll vote, not that it will matter, any more than praying. An electoral college will have made the decision by the time I stand in line. For awhile, I will feel good.

What has been accomplished in the past eleven years?
An economy gone bad, the blame set on a number of scapegoats. The problem not addressed. Bad business management and corrupt administrators. In all levels of government and in corporations. A federal system that "creates" money, thereby devaluing it. Nothing short of counterfeiting. Something illegal in the private sector. Unemployment is easy on the ears. "People losing jobs" is so harsh. Forclosure, homelessness, rise in crime. Declines in industries related to infrastruccture. Rising costs of essentials, food, medical care, education, fuel, utilities, all owned by corporations or administrators out of control.

But I digress.
Two wars, two enemy leaders killed. Maybe.
"Mission accomplished!"

Hate Me, I don't care!
How can I remember the names of the victims of 9/11? I never knew them. Not even the rescuers. Nor the soldiers that died in the Middle East, whose names are on crosses just over in Lafayette. Or people who died as a result of hostilities, mostly innocents. Most killed by their own people, who we are supposedly trying to protect and educate. Do their families deserve condolences any less than those of eleven years ago?

Just another day in paradise...

INWO cards c1995

Sunday, September 2, 2012


"Every tale has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Not always in that order."
This the story of Amy Pond. It begins with a little girl. Who waited for her raggedy man. Her raggedy Doctor. This is the last episode of the Ponds.

I watched the beginning and fast forwarded to the end. As River would say,"SPOILERS."

Rory and Amy become permanently trapped in 1938. To die at the age of 80 and 87, respectively. In New York, not Britain. Their shared gravestone is across the river of Manhattan. The Doctor can no longer go to the past to see them, it is said. Probably because he already existed and cannot cross paths with himself, thereby causing a paradox. The episode ends with River having to go back to tell Amy to write the book that the Doctor will be reading as this adventure unfolds. The afterword of which will finish off with two suggestions.

Don't be alone Doctor. And do one more thing for me. There's a little girl waiting in a garden. She's going to wait a long while. So she's going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her if she's patient, the days are coming she'll never forget. Tell her she'll go to sea and fight pirates. She'll fall in love with a man who will wait two thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she'll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived."
Dawning comprehension, the Doctor sets the TARDIS to the next location. Excited. It closes with child Amy Pond, "Fish fingers and custard" running out of her house. Sitting on her suitcase. Waiting. "And save a whale in outer space. Tell her,"This is the story of Amelia Pond. And this is how it ends."

"Every tale has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Not always in that order."

Too bad I can't find the final few seconds anywhere except on my DVR.
With the exception of "The Angels Take Manhattan" aand "The Invasion of the Little Boxes" all of the previous episodes of this season so far are boring.

Before watching the new season 7 premier, I watched the marathon, the best of which is from season 5, 26 June 2010. An important date.... continues in The Big Bang, followed by Time of the Angels, Fles and Stone, The Hungry Earth, Cold Blood, Vincent and The Doctor, and The Lodger.

Season 6 Doctor Who in America
Began with The Impossible Astronaut some 200 years later in The Doctor's life. Ended with The Wedding of River Song, where the season began. Where The First Question is finally revealed to us.

Death Is The Only Answer and Good As Gold Doctor Who Mini Episodes were elementary school entries. An NTA Adventure is another mini episode, Amy is introduced to the TARDIS and One Too Many [Companions(?)] were deleted scenes.

The heart off the TARDIS is a sentient matrix / The Power of Words 


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