Barack Obama cancels meeting with Dalai Lama

October 14th, 2009

While news such as this would not normally make me raise an eye brow, this time around it has. In the past, the United States has been able to pretty well do what it wants to on the National Stage without concern of what other nations think of us. While we tried to place nice (most of the time) we would simply do what we thought was in our best interest. This week, the fact that our President has decided to hold off meeting with the Dalai Lama until after a certain set of meetings with China sets an interesting, and not very assuring, precedence. Even if you do not read any more into than the fact that the strength of the US is declining and the strength of China is increasing, it is still a sobering thought for those of us who have been used to the unchallenged strength of our country since the end of World War II. At worst, it begins to lay out a scenario where the US does not determine its own direction, but where it is but one country among almost 200 being corralled in the same direction by the United Nations or some future world government.

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Report: Global Muslim population hits 1.57 Billion:

October 13th, 2009

Report: Global Muslim population hits 1.57 Billion:

You may have already heard this. I find it rather fascinating. One of the key points of this report is that there is an unwarranted assumption that there is a correlation between being Arab and being Muslim. What this report explains is that most Muslims are not Arabs. As has been discussed in the classes that I have taught, we have the three main monotheistic religions of the world heading full speed ahead to a common place and time in history. If you add up the populations of Jews, Muslims and Christians (Catholic and Protestant combined) you get a tally that is somewhere approaching 2/3rds of the worlds population. Even if you do not believe that Revelation is telling our future … you can not deny that the Jews are waiting for their Messiah which requires them to rebuild their temple and resume national sacrifices (foretold in Revelation) and that there are sects of the Muslim community that are preparing for their end-time scenario to be fulfilled which requires the elimination of Israel amongst other things (also foretold in Revelation). It just makes you wonder ….

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File Your Complaint here

June 5th, 2004

File Your Complaint Here!!!

Carrying the Flashlight

June 3rd, 2004

A New York boy was being led through the swamps of Louisiana by his cousin.

“Is it true that an alligator won’t attack you if you carry a flashlight?”

The cousin smirked and replied, “Depends on how fast ya carry the flashlight.”

Bread Statistics

June 2nd, 2004

1. More than 98 percent of convicted felons are bread users.

2. Fully HALF of all children who grow up in
bread-consuming households score below average on
standardized tests.

3. In the 18th century, when virtually all bread was baked
in the home, the average life expectancy was less than 50
years; infant mortality rates were unacceptably high; many
women died in childbirth; and diseases such as typhoid,
yellow fever, and influenza ravaged whole nations.

4. More than 90 percent of violent crimes are committed
within 24 hours of eating bread.

5. Bread is made from a substance called “dough.” It has
been proven that as little as one pound of dough can be
used to suffocate a mouse. The average American eats more
bread than that in one month!

6. Primitive tribal societies that have no bread exhibit a
low incidence of cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease,
and osteoporosis.

7. Bread has been proven to be addictive. Subjects
deprived of bread and given only water to eat begged for
bread after as little as two days.

8. Bread is often a “gateway” food item, leading the user
to “harder” items such as butter, jelly, peanut butter,
and even cold cuts.

9. Bread has been proven to absorb water. Since the human
body is more than 90 percent water, it follows that eating
bread could lead to your body being taken over by this
absorptive food product, turning you into a soggy, gooey
bread-pudding person.

10. Newborn babies can choke on bread.

11. Bread is baked at temperatures as high as 400 degrees
Fahrenheit! That kind of heat can kill an adult in less
than one minute.

12. Most American bread eaters are utterly unable to
distinguish between significant scientific fact and
meaningless statistical babbling.

In light of these frightening statistics, we propose the
following bread restrictions:

1. No sale of bread to minors.

2. A nationwide “Just Say No To Toast” campaign, with
complete celebrity TV spots and bumper stickers.

3. A 300 percent federal tax on all bread to pay for all
the societal ills we might associate with bread.

4. No animal or human images, nor any primary colors
(which may appeal to children) may be used to
promote bread usage.

5. The establishment of “Bread-free” zones around schools.

The Dateless Physicist

June 1st, 2004

Every Friday after work, a mathematician goes down to the Ice Cream Parlor, sits in the second-to-last seat, turns to the last seat, which is empty, and asks a girl, who isn’t there, if he can buy her an ice cream cone.

The owner, who is used to the weird, local university types, always shrugs but keeps quiet. But when Valentine’s Day arrives, and the mathematician makes a particularly heart wrenching plea into empty space, curiosity gets the better of him, and he says, “I apologize for my stupid questions, but surely you know there is NEVER a woman sitting in that last stool, man. Why do you persist in asking out empty space?”

The mathematician replies, “Well, according to quantum physics, empty space is never truly empty. Virtual particles come into existence and vanish all the time. You never know when the proper wave function will collapse and a girl might suddenly appear there.”

The owner raises his eyebrows. “Really? Interesting. But couldn’t you just ask one of the girls who comes here every Friday if you could buy HER a cone? Never know… she might say yes.”

The mathematician laughs. “Yeah, right. How likely is THAT to happen?”

Quote: Abraham Lincoln

May 31st, 2004

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

– Abraham Lincoln

Quote: Hank Aaron

May 30th, 2004

It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.

-Hank Aaron, American Baseball Player

The Sleeping Juror

May 29th, 2004

A lawyer was well into a lengthy cross-examination when he stopped and said: “Your honor, a juror is asleep.”

The judge ruled: “You put him to sleep; you wake him up.”

Quote: Sir William Bragg

May 28th, 2004

God runs electromagnetics by wave theory on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and the Devil runs them by quantum theory on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

– Sir William Bragg