Friday, April 30, 2010

Did You Know 4.0

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Electric charges and Asteroids

I was thinking that if many asteroids are loose collections of dust held together by the weak gravity they generate, then there couldn't be much of an electric charge on them or the dust particles would be repelled from like charges.

Could it be that if there were massive dust balls with large electric changes on them then they'd be hollow? Or fluffy sort of the way a kids hair stands up when touching a van de graff generator?

Wouldn't the solar winds almost certainly create large electric charges on anything in space?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Movement for public viewing of bills before being enactied in to law.

I call for a movement where we get our representatives to represent us. I mean i think the rules have been sort of vague up till now how our representatives get presented too us and how they are expected to represent us.

We get very little information on them before they vote. We don't get to officially test and measure there abilities. I guess we just must assume there degrees from 40 years ago are good enough.

But that is not the real point. The point is major bills keep getting run through before the public can read them. Before our commentary's can be heard.

I think for a bill to be legal there should to be a viewing time available where is bill is shared as a plain ASCII text document for x hours or x day before it can be officially signed in to law. This would be to give the general public discuss it before our "representative" can vote on it.

This discussion could be on the Blogs or the media it doesn't matter really.  Instead they talked us to death on the bill were we all just burned out, then rammed something threw.


Same with the Patriot act and many other bill like these Christmas even ones. Now maybe this is political heresy breaking a long history of this sort of thing. But it's just not working any more.
 
I mean many of our representatives are reachable over e-mail, but there is no reverse channel where we can get information back as fast, one in which we can dictate our opinions to the representative and collectively  review these bills that they don't.

Maybe provide some mechanism where we can assert some leverage on these guys like a financial bonus that we can add or subtract from when they are in agreement with the public votes over the web site. Many one that they political party is in control of such as there budget for the campaign.

Come to think of it we could even make a totally internet based political party, one in which everything is transacted collectively across the net. One in which any party affiliation would allow you to participate. Because your going to want to vote in the real election for someone you helped rise in an internet campaign.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

This is how stock markets work!!!

(E-amiled to me by a friend in India, author unknown)


A cold winter!

It was autumn, and the Red Indians asked their New Chief if the winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a Red Indian chief in a modern society, he couldn't tell what the weather was going to be.

Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he replied to his Tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect wood to be prepared.

But also being a practical leader, after several days he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked 'Is the coming winter going to be cold?' 'It looks like this winter is Going to be quite cold indeed,' the weather man Responded.

So the Chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more Wood. A week later, he called the National Weather Service again. 'Is it going to be a very cold winter?' 'Yes,' the man at National Weather Service again replied, 'It's definitely going to be a very cold winter.'

The Chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of wood they could find. Two weeks later, he called the National Weather Service again. 'Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?' 'Absolutely,' The Man replied. 'It's going to be one of the coldest winters ever.'

'How can you be so sure?' the Chief asked. The weatherman replied, 'The Red Indians are collecting wood like Crazy.'

Thursday, April 08, 2010

I bet whale-oil evolved to act as an acoustic medium.

From friend Chris P:
Check out the article below... believe it or not, it's not a joke - it's literally true: NASA lost a lot of satellite data due to a whale oil shortage.


 Thinking about it, that oil evolved to act as an acoustic lens medium. I bet that they can focus for different distances, maybe it refractive index varies oddly over audio frequencies. They can appreciate each other physically as partly transparent beings, and selecting on how ones skin reflected. 

It probably has all sorts of really interesting properties that we know little about.Like frequency dependency. Maybe even a complex molecule unlike ordinary hydrocarbons. . 

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

medical device surveillance

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/media/pdf/111/AAHCA09001xml.pdf

what did i tell u look at the device
Sent at 11:08 PM on Wednesday

Friend: Pages 1001-1008 “National Medical Device Registry” section.
Page 1006 “to be enacted within 36 months upon passage”
Page 503 “… medical device surveillance”

me: ok

Friend:  Sounds like prep work for eugenics

 me:  Looks like they are really making all the Medical data centrally available. So you can't get any medical work done in secret, it's all known to them.
 

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

letter from Nancy Reagan to John Hinckley

We could all learn so much from this elegant and gracious lady. You might recall that John Hinckley was a seriously deranged young man who shot President Reagan in the early 1980's. Hinckley was absolutely obsessed with movie star Jodie Foster, and in his twisted mind, loved Jodie to the point that to make himself well known to her, he attempted to assassinate President Reagan. There is speculation Hinckley may soon be released as having been rehabilitated. Consequently, you will appreciate the following letter from Nancy Reagan to John Hinckley:


To: John Hinckley
From: Mrs. Nancy Reagan

My family and I wanted to drop you a short note to tell you how pleased we are with the great strides you are making in your recovery. In our country's spirit of understanding and forgiveness, we want you to know that we bear no grudge against you for shooting President Reagan. We are fully aware that mental stress and pain could have driven you to such an act of desperation. We're confident that you will soon make a complete recovery and return to your family to join the world again as a healthy and productive man.

Best wishes,
Nancy Reagan & Family

P.S. While you have been incarcerated, Barack Obama has been banging Jodie Foster like a screen door in a tornado. You might want to look into that.

Cattle Guards.

From Hap DeSimone
Just had to share this

Cattle Guards.

For those of you who have never traveled to the West or Southwest, cattle guards are horizontal steel rails placed at fence openings, in dug-out places in the roads adjacent to highways (sometimes across highways), to prevent cattle from crossing over that area. Sometimes they are just painted on the pavement, and not really rails at all. For some reason the cattle  will not step on the "guards," probably because they fear getting their feet caught between the rails.

A few months ago, President Obama received a report that there were over 100,000 cattle guards in Colorado . Because Colorado ranchers had protested his proposed changes in grazing policies, he ordered the Secretary of the Interior to fire half of the guards immediately.

Before the Interior Secretary could respond and presumably straighten him out, Vice-President, Joe Biden, intervened with a request that before any guards were fired, they be given six months of retraining.

Passed on to you without further comment ...