Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Linkee-poo, you never give me your number, you only give me your funny paper

There was this initial thought that Donnie Trump's campaign was a stealth progressive attack. I'm working on the theory that it's actually a false-flag operation from the GOP so the eventual candidate looks sane and moderate by comparison. That way people will vote for them because, "at least it wasn't THAT dick."

Using Photoshop for 3D printing. In my head I hear James Doohand saying, "When will ye ever learn, use the right tool for the job."

Because everyone was talking about it, Salads… In… Space! (space, space, space) It's like the Food Channel meets NASA TV. "This lettuce could be just the tip of the iceberg." Don't, NPR, just don't.

In other space news, the Universe is dying. Which we will reach the eventual death of the Sun first. But then, it's easy to dismiss because it's so far in the future and then you end up with potholes and crumbling bridges before you know it because you didn't plan well. (Grokked from John)

Suicide isn't a natural cause of death. I've dealt with far too many patients who have tried to commit suicide, and about 5x more who come in with "suicide ideation." Not to mention my personal believe that many overdoses (especially of heroin) are not "accidental". It's a hard subject. I have to ask patients why I'm doing an x-ray on them, it's part of our practice to make sure we aren't just irradiating patients for no good reason. I have you diagnosis on my order requisition. I know why you're in the ER. But I need you to tell me. I might lead you a little, "are you having difficulty breathing?" or "are you having pains in your chest?". No patient, so far, as said "I tried to kill myself and I may have aspirated something." Not one. I've seen parents, spouses, and children crying, angry, confused, and in denial. I've seen medical pros have those same reactions. And in the past year and a half, I've known 4 people who have had to deal with suicides. Big-D is a liar, and a bastard. I fucking hate it. And I hate I have no answers.

Desert aquifers may be holding a lot of our CO2. And while the article is correct, water can hold a lot of CO2, here's something not discussed in the article, (as we said in anatomy and physiology class) carbon is an acid, man. You have to say that last in a stoner's voice. See, CO2 and H2O, when they combine, make H2CO3. Which is carbonic acid. And water can only absorb so much before it won't absorb any more (not just slow down, but no more, that's how buffers work). And nothing is forever, eventually that carbon will be released. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)

"For the past nine years, some of America's biggest producers of fresh salad greens and vegetables have been waging a quiet war on wildlife surrounding their field, all in an effort to keep your veggies free of contamination from disease-causing bacteria." So, how did that work out? Apparently, not well at all. I'm sure the original contamination wasn't from people in the processing of the food (or from surfaces in the food processing plants). You know, like where most food contamination comes from.

A strategic (and cynical) use of flags. In this case, creating the myth of the MIA/POW for political expediency. Or how the POW/MIA flag came to be an excuse for bombing the North Vietnamese and Cambodia. Our enemy has always been ravaging, blood-thirsty beasts. That's what makes it easy to kill them.

Just imagine the police response if these Oath Keepers who showed up armed at the Ferguson protests were black. Sure they're there to protect the protesters and property. I wonder which one they would shoot to protect (and just whom would be shot)? Because people with openly carried guns in bullet proof vests always calms the situation down. (Grokked from Maureen Johnson)

And in Ohio, the judiciary is warned to not try and side-step their obligation to marry all couples by either feusing to marry gay couples or simply refusing to marry any couples. "The Ohio Supreme Court’s professional conduct board says it’s unethical for judges to refuse to perform the ceremonies because of their personal, moral or religious beliefs." Well, at least someone remembers their Civics class.

Dear Southerners, you know how you keep on thinking us Yankees think you're all ignorant Bible thumpers? Stop feeding the stereotype. Okay?

"In an apparent case of bad blood between old friends… an Alabama mayor was attacked Saturday allegedly by the baseball bat-wielding former co-host of his TV show over a supposed sex tape… Barton is running for his fifth term overall as Talladega mayor. He was elected mayor in 2011, after being convicted of defrauding the city in 1995 and serving three years in prison." Ah, the moral South. Thank you, friends, and good night.

You'd think with their financial woes and tightening austerity Greece would be anti-migrant. Instead they see people in desperate need fleeing their homes for something better (like a chance to stay alive). Dear Americans, we can (re-)learn from this. Instead we tend to be like this guy.

1 comment:

Gristle McThornbody said...

"There was this initial thought that Donnie Trump's campaign was a stealth progressive attack. I'm working on the theory that it's actually a false-flag operation from the GOP so the eventual candidate looks sane and moderate by comparison. That way people will vote for them because, "at least it wasn't THAT dick."

Great minds, and all that. I really believe this is true, plus they are getting the benefit of finding out just exactly how far they can push the accepted norms of decency and how offensive they can be before they truly do start alienating even the lowest-common-denominator portion of their base.