Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Marco, thank you for the cancer, asthma, birth defects, mercury, dirty snow, smog, thanks.

Here is how we know humans are responsible for the rise in CO2 warming our atmosphere and acidifying the oceans.  Not all CO2 is created equal.  Naturally occurring carbon dioxide differs from that which was sequestered underground for millions of years.  CO2 picks up a radioactive isotope when it's created, but these decay, the half life of this isotope is 5,730 years.  The organic plants and animals buried for millions of years and transformed to oil gas and coal have long been depleated of this isotope.  When the air is sampled scientist can see how many carbon dioxide atoms belong to the natural cycle, and how many were thrown into the sky by human activity.  In this way we know the CO2 that has been increasing since the last years of the 1700's are all from burning fossil fuel.
Marco doesn't get it.  He also doesn't get the Cuba thing, or the immigrant thing, not ready 2 lead.

Kochs courts and crooks

$900,000,000 is budgeted by the Koch's and their friends for the 2016 Presidential election.  That's more than either party spent last year.
Aren't you glad now the Supreme Court stopped the inherent discrimination against the super rich.  Before "Citizens Entitled" the poor had the freedom to spend a higher percentage of their income on elections than the rich did.  A guy working minimum wage restaurant job in Kansas at less than $4 an hour gives $10 to a campaign, how can a millionaire compete percentage wise?  It just wasn't fair.  The rich guy was hobbled with those unfair limits on giving.  Thanks to Judge Roberts Court, the playing field is level now, and we should all rejoice at the freedoms that will buy.

Did you ever see a better reason to get off fossil fuel, to buy a energy stingy car, turn the unused lights off, cut the grass every 8 days instead of every 7?

In Mexico the drug cartels are starting to drill into pipelines, hi-jack oil transport trucks.  The cartels are now in the oil business, stealing oil and selling it back into the system they took it from.  In some regions they are getting as much as 5% of the oil.   Crooks are drawn to black gold, another reason to air up your tires.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Is the sixth extinction the Hopi's end of times?

When the Earth is Ravaged and the Animals are Dying,
A new Tribe of People Shall Come unto the Earth from
MANY Colors, Creeds and Classes AND who By their
Actions and Deeds Shall make the Earth green again.

They shall be Known as the Warriors of the Rainbow.

                                      Hopi prophecy
It's not an end of times prophecy, they had a more optimistic religion, the world would be made green again by a diverse tribe of people.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Because the Pope is a Marxist

Catholics don't have to obey him on changing a system that fosters income disparity and destruction of the environment.  So says Rush liverballs, and now 10 Catholics in Congress are saying the same, well, actually they are saying it softly, the Pope is misguided, they say.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bobby's shrinking state, the first of many.

Luzeeanna is losing a football field of land to ocean rise every hour, about 11 square miles a year.  One part of the state government is suing oil companies for causing it, Jendell and other departments are trying to stop the suit.  A cluster mating if ever one was.  This opens a path for the next hurricane to drive water higher into cities further from the coast, well where the coast was before the glaciers melted.

Mitt Romney said he is one of those Repubs who believes in climate change and we are the cause of it.  Good for you Mitt, clearly the Repubs are casting about for a way to get on board with the rest of the world on this issue, but he's going to get some push back.

The Senate voted 98 to 1 that Climate Change is real.  Thats no shit, they did, even Inhoff voted for it.  A few hours later he was given the gavel on the science and climate haters committee and launched a rant that it was a hoax.

The Pope tipped his hat he is going to tell Catholics to clean up the earth in June, so some papers took him to task on it, claiming it is worrisome he would take up the environmental issues, coupled with his radical view on poverty it is all very disturbing.  Rush Lemonball didn't put any sugar on it, he said we got ourselves a Marxist Pope.

The oil glut grew last week another 10 billion barrels in storage.  Iraq just brought another field back on line.  A hugh oil field went into production off Norway last week, and another in the Gulf.  These guys can't back down or cut back.  It's a game of chicken.  Bankrupt (small drillers first) firms are the only solution to cut back, and the collapse will go so low and the cut back forced so deep the stage is set for 2 years or 3 from now a shortage and prices back to $4, so don't go buying a low mileage vehicle, you'll be sorry.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Im not a scientist, but holy melted ski slope batman.

1 in 27 million.  That's the odds of a random occurrence causing since the 1850's that 13 of the hottest 15 years could be after the year 2000.  It ain't random, we done it.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

quaff some suds and save mother earth

 There are these guys, and gals that get together for a beer or two at a social event just to meet others also interested in clean energy technologies for power, transportation, to clean the air and water, for jobs, connecting with information for business and home.  The name of these monthly or quarterly events is Green Drinks.  It quickly spread over the world.  You can look for your nation and city to see if there is one near you.   http://www.greendrinks.org/   Go to one, the worst that can happen is you drink a beverage and leave early.  The best is you might learn something and meet others with the same concern for the future of your community, and thus the world.

Devils Tower with Milky Way
Solar energy produced 20 percent more jobs last year than any other energy sector, including oil.  Thats big medicine qemo sobie!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Extraterrestrials not visiting Kansas

The (R) Kansas Secretary of State in Kansas won his Nov. election.  Almost 25,000 were not allowed to vote, turned away under the new Jim Crow laws preventing voter fraud.  Over the last 15 years or so only 2 or 3 cases of voter fraud ever went to court.  So, he fixed this with a law that kept 25K from the voting booth.   Yesterday he announced that double voting is a hugh problem here, lots of people voted twice.  No numbers given, no arrests made, but he is sure of it.
It seems to me he is a total failure.  His plan to fix voter fraud failed, and he can't even quantify how badly it failed.  But he has a solution, oh yea he does. In some ways I think he might be right, the Republicans were polling behind in all the state wide races, yet they won, maybe they did vote twice.
Kobach is asking for authority to make additional (what he doesn't say) changes to the voting laws.  He also will put all the elections together, city, town, county, schoolboard elections, all of it will be in November with the big election.  Currently local elections are seperate, and most are non-partisian, listed without party.  This was designed to be a more friendly community atmosphere, well the Repubs in total control of the state now intend to end this kind of friendly shit and turn it into tribal rivalry.

There's more!  The democrate for Senate withdrew from the race and the independent (Orman) was kicking hell out of Senator Roberts until Kochs and out of state efforts brought millions into the race the last 5 days.  Kobach is asking for a new law, death is the only reason for removing a name off the ballot.

Finally, Kobach is asking for authority to put a party line lever on the ballot.  Instead of selecting individuals, you step in pull one lever for Republican and leave the booth, 15 seconds and done.  Every (R) on the page gets the vote, mayor, schoolboard, council, sherrif, judge, registrar of deeds, Senator, Gov, every one.  This is a slam dunk for Kansas, we will be 100% Republican, I guarantee it.  I will move if all this passes.  Like the creatures from across the universe, contacting people here won't be worth the effort, or as my old cousin Nelson said, worth a bucket of warm spit.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

My friend, and the low spark of high-heeled boys

I think it was on the drive back from a Chicago concert in Frankfurt Germanay when the thought emerged,  Mi was her happy self and we were singing "Does anyone really know what time it is", then she switched to another of our favorites, Traffic's "the low spark of high heeled-boys". 

(now start the video, it's a slow start piece so drag the cursor about 45 seconds into it, turn up volume and read on)

 Mi was a pretty tom boy type, we took long hikes nearly every time we were together.  Up through the forests and vineyard in the steep sided Mosel valley, marveling at the views of the entrenched river and the sunsets.  We went hiking almost every time we were together, in all weather.  Often she found a tree that needed climbing, a good climber.  Sometimes we found a secluded sunny spot and lay nude under the sky for a few minutes.  Aside from posing nude together once, setting with our legs pulled up, chins on our knees, nothing could be seen but bare legs, we set skin to skin, other than our naked sides touching as we grinned at the camera clicking on automatic, aside from that time, our naked bodies would never touch.

Mi was a wonderful friend, I want to congratulate her for that.

Mi always wore t-shirts and jeans and hung out with the boys, adopting some of our habits.  So much so that on two occasions on blistering hot afternoons in my 3rd floor apartment overlooking the Mosel river, the unscreened windows thrown open, me without a shirt as we drank fruit juice and Reisling she casually took off her t-shirt and said "good, that's cooler".  On a second occasion we had smoked some Lebanese weed she brought, extremely rare as nearly all of it is made into hashish.  When she pulled off her t this time, in my smoky  relaxed state her breasts rose from under her t glistening and swaying as if radiating light, she was the sun.  I set stunned by this vision, she noticed my stare and said in a polite soft voice "I like your tits too".  The pleasure and humanity of that statement coupled with the beauty of the moment is indescribable.  Butterflies drifted in and out of the windows, a common summer benefit of that house, we danced our hippie dances wearing only our jeans, I can't recall the music playing but it could very well have been "the low spark of high heeled-boys", one of the finest afternoons of my life.

Mi lived on the opposite side of the river 10 minutes walk over the bridge, also in a house on the waters edge with her parents.  She came to the apartment to talk and spend time a couple times a week for the over 2 years we were pals.  Sometimes we had an evening out planned.  Scatted in the ancient villages along the river were a few clubs and bars, some utra-modern with D-jays and light shows, some rustic old world, we stalked them on a regular basis.  Our goals were much the same, find someone to dance with and try to get laid.  We devised a contest, who gets a girl first.  This was especially interesting and fun as a competition because we both liked the same kind, pretty feminine girls with movie star faces with either a very sexy developed figure or a slinky trim figure.  I was of the opinion I went into these contests at a disadvantage, young European women dance together and hold hands on walks, these are matters of customs, so her asking a girl to dance was not so unusual I argued.  She countered she had no advantage because this custom was for family and friends not strangers so she felt she started at the same place as I did.  OK, cut to the results, we won about an even number of these "get a dance" contests.  The get a snuggle or kiss contest I think I won more, the get laid goal as I recall never worked out for me on these particular visits, but I was told she would find her own ride home a time or two.  This with a sly grin and kiss on my cheek from Mi as I left alone wondering what if anything they would do.

One summer day she pops in all excited, she has a pattern for a pair of pants to sew, she took measurements and scaled it, in few days we had matching pants.  Pretty strange even for the late 60's and 70's.  Made out of white linen or percale, it seemed like I was wearing worn out sheets, thin, smooth, and skin tight, lucky for me back then I had a great body with a trim hard round butt.  These pants were low like the hip huggers, without belt loops with a low short front zipper.  In the back they were a bit higher, curved up higher at it rounded the sides then straight across the back, in the front, right below the belly button they curved down in a little arc dipping low where the zipper closed.  Did I say tight, you could see my junk, no hiding, your out there man, couldn't wear underwear or they showed up big time and looked really terrible.  We wore them once together on a walk through town, we didn't go unnoticed.  I wore mine to a club once, as happy as I was with the junk I had, having it out there while I elbowed for a place at the bar with a bunch of guys named Horst and Helmut, well it was not always enjoyable.

The last time I saw her she had a tiny studio apartment in Frankfurt and she offered I could stay the night.  I arrived late, we went to a little lowprice neighborhood restaurant then to the apartment.  We had slept together a couple of times over the years, but she slept in her clothes each time, I figured it would be something along that model again.  To my surprise our shared vision of a young women was in her apartment, pretty, slim, sexy.  We had some laughs and talked about my leaving for the US tomorrow and her job in Frankfurt and her girlfriend talked a bit about her job.  Mi also told me in very scary terms she had met someone in the BaaderMienhof gang, a communist German terrorist group, who had killed and bombed and evaded the police from 1970 into about 1990, in 1977 they caused a national crisis there, it was only a few people but intensely disruptive.  This was worrisome.  But Ok, back to the night in her apartment.  Mi prepared a place for me to sleep on the floor, inches from the bed.  She also told me in a whisper, that she and her friend might make a lot of noise during the night, stay on the floor and keep your hands to yourself.   To my dismay the apartment had typical German metal external window shades, with those and the curtains closed it is very nearly a total blackout at night.  I couldn't see a thing, I desperately wanted to, it was torture by eroticism.  What began as muffled giggling and whispering,  evolved into a little moan from time to time, then what sometimes sounded like a high impact exercise routine followed by intervals of rest with deep breathing, and hardest to take was the sounds of kissing while one of them whispered or huffed at the air in the room.

The next morning they were up early for work, I had to leave in a hurry.  Mi talked talked for a while and we said good bye.

I have never seen her again.  I am in contact with 6 people that knew her, including one in her family, the friends don't know where she is, and the family member only replies she is doing fine, they ignore my request for an address or phone number.  Every few months I listen to some of the music we liked, Eric Clapton, John Baldry, John Mayall, Faces, Cream, Traffic, Ten Years After, Moody Blues, Osibisi, The Band.   I would love to go on a walk again with her, from the rivers edge up through the wine fields and the broken castle, through the forest into the high meadows and stain our feet yellow on carpets of dandelions shining golden back at the sun. That would be a nice day.

"The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys"

If I gave you everything that I owned
And asked for nothing in return
Would you do the same for me as I would for you?
Or take me for a ride
And strip me of everything, including my pride
But spirit is something that no one destroys
And the sound that I'm hearing is only the sound
The low spark of high-heeled boys (heeled boys)

Monday, January 12, 2015

"You load 16 tons, and what do you get?

Another day older and deeper in debt."  Some of you might have heard the old song "16 Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford about a poor coal miner.

When I read about our smokestacks and tailpipes hosing us everyday and night with climate changing CO2 (carbon dioxide), tons of it, the numbers are always so damn big.  No wonder so many don't pay attention, we don't understand it, I guess lots of us slept, or lusted, our way through the delicious Miss Nipplemyer's 8th grade science class.

So, in the words of my Italian friend, OK now I splain you!  Fuel has carbon in it, pretty much has to.  When burned, each carbon atom in fuel combines with 2 oxygen atoms, making CO2, The atomic weight of this CO2 is 44, or 3.6667 times the weight of carbon.  We started weighing 12, and burning it raised it to 44.  Is that easy or what?  Oh Miss Nipplemyer, now I understand, let your passion fires burn and it turns into something even bigger.

Different kinds of fuels contain different amounts of carbon as a percent of their weight. This is why you get numbers like this:
1 gallon of gasoline at 6.6 lbs = 19.6 lbs of CO2 when burned
1 gallon of diesel = 22.38 lbs of COwhen burned
1 short ton (2,000) of coal = 3,740+ lbs CO (carbon content in coal varies)

That old song tells it perfectly, every ton of coal we load into the sky, the further we go out of kelter on our environmental account book and doing little to correct it's damage, a little more stress on the soul. The video of Mr. Ford turns the song into something fun, but this is a song of poverty, entrapment by corporations and transference of violence within the community.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

I have the exact dates you will die. Are you a little curious?

Last night I went to a legislators forum, about 20 south central Kansas legislators spent 3 hours listening to 3 minute speeches from the public.  I have been to these before, but this one was a doozey.  A whole string of bible thumpers lashed the crowd and the legislators with barbed biblical furvor for causing earthquakes, tornados, cold weather, by their failure to destroy the constitution tramplers and gays that spread their nation crushing filth with the blessing of liberals.  They assured us God was the author of the constitution, and by adding the age of Abel at his death with the number of pages in the angle authored 1320 bible found behind Ogla the hashish vendors stall in Damascas, from adding this together with the numbers given in code theirin they devined the very date the power grid will fail, it's Sept. 20th, chaos will reign until October 24th when ye all will die under the barbed whips of the angel of death if ye not be right with Jesus no later than Sept 19th 11:59pm central time.  Furthermore corrupt county judges will be whisk off to the pearly gates where they will try to bribe their way into heaven but money has no value at the gates of Eden, crestfallen they will be torn apart by a vengiful god himself  eviserating his enemies in ways to cause the most discomfort, not even fit for hell, Jesus will sweep them out.  I was going to speak, but after the creator of the universe's hall monitors identified themselves, I hid among the huddled masses, behind a school bus driver, who frequently turned to me and said, "Oh my, I should have never come here".  It was amazing to hear the exact dates of our death announced with such glee, but it was good to know that the  county judges were going to be thrashed into bloody hummus, that was kind of cool.
From there the evening went down hill.

Fox news says the killings in Paris are the fault of Obama because he didn't call it a terrorist act soon enough after the murder.  Post incident causation, thats powerful stuff.
Fox also says the bombing in Colorado Springs of a black organization was a lone wolf thingy, not racist, not terrorist.  Prolly Obama caused this too.
Demoted Catholic Cardinal Burke, says pedophile priests were caused by the feminists.  Well I don't believe that but I do believe that well known line, It's easier for a priest to pass through a sphincter than to get into heaven.

This park is owned by the citizens, not corporations.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Japan Meteorologist label 2014 hottest year recorded

Using thousands of readings daily from around the globe, taken manually as well as from satellite 2014 set another record high for atmospheric average global temperatures.  Additionally water temperatures in the ocean have set record highs the last 7 months in a row.
Another study in the US found cities are on average 2.4° higher than surrounding land, with many over 4° higher.  This translates to more air conditioning demand, less comfort, shorter life for automobiles and machinery of all types.  Paint your roof white and restrict the amount of blacktop, or coat it lighter colors, coatings in tan are 20° cooler than black.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Temp record highs beat lows 24 to 7

Climate change deniers often face the camera or their associates at a lunch and blurt out it's a lie that temperatures are climbing.  Wonder sometimes if they are right?  Google (your town or state name) daily record high low temp.  Your going to get a 365 day list of the high and the low temperatures and the year the record was set.  Stick to the high column, usually the 1st, and the low column, usually the 3rd.  I looked at Topeka Kansas for January.
Look for which year is the most recent, this alone would indicate a trend.  I chose Topeka because most the legislators in the Capital say we are not getting warmer.  Well, of the January records, the highs are more recent than the lows on 24 days.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Marines with their power unit in Afghanistan

Charge up you computers and field equipment in silence, generator not needed.  More sleep, more sanity, and you can hear whats going on outside the base.