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Miscellaneous Monday

I start of this week’s selection with a story first.  When I was in high school there was a turtle (or tortoise, didn’t really care at that time) in one of the biology classes.  It was a beautiful day and apparently I had nothing to do that day so I convinced my teacher to let me take the turtle outside.  A friend came with me and we quickly discovered that this thing liked dandelion flowers so to humor ourselves we picked on, tape it hanging off of the turtle’s head and it spent the next 1/2 hour vainly trying to eat it.  We found out that these things can move pretty fast and that high schoolers are idiots most of the time.  All of that because I saw this gif.

A friend posted this link on Facebook the other day.  I found it fascinating and therefore I present it to you as well.  Just try to get your head around all of the colors you are utterly unaware of and then rethink what you call “reality.”

A fun little article on how fake things become real.  Once again, what is real?

I give you this little gem only because the dog reminds me of my secretary’s dog.  Real guard dog there, yep, real tough guy.

And this animated gif is because my church is having a Memorial Day picnic and I think we should try to find out how many rubber bands it takes to accomplish such a serious and world-changing event.

This article is actually serious in nature.  And in fitting with the idea of what is reality it helps you understand how easily you and I can be fooled into thinking something is true that is not.  Food for thought.

And one more to keep your little grey cells in top-notch condition.  I think the key sentence in the whole thing was this: “The shift will create a significant new market for mental-health professionals who will now be able to apply for insurance reimbursement for patients who binge eat.”  Yeah, not so much about the patient as it is about the bank account of the doctor.

And lastly, this is a great video to watch.

Landings at San Diego Int Airport Nov 23, 2012 from Cy Kuckenbaker on Vimeo.

So….about This Election

Those of my readers who are U. S. citizens and actually care about politics should be aware that there is a major presidential race taking place. The two “biggies” are President Obama and Governor Romney.  Personally, I am not thrilled over either, but for different reasons.  I have friends who sit on both side of the aisle dividing the sandbox and those who claim to straddle the aisle.  Then, of course, there are those who play in a whole different sandbox and keep telling everyone to come to that one, it is better.

How do I approach this election?  I am voting for Romney, simple as that.  Not because I like all of his politics.  Most certainly I don’t agree with his religious views in the slightest, but then I was no fan of Reagan’s views either.  I hold to a conservative view of government that would make most Republicans blush, but I don’t jump over to third parties who agree with me more.  In the primaries I vote exactly for the guy I want.  In the main election I vote for the person who is closest to my position, even if that is far, far away.  And frankly, Romney is that guy. I am voting for Tommy Thompson too, even though I didn’t vote for him in the primaries either.

There is nothing I approve about our President’s performance and I certainly don’t want four more years of this.  I see huge issues rising on voter registration and I. D. laws.  Immigration and the Supreme Court are both hot issues.  And I see a growing resurgence of stronger conservatism in the Republican party that I believe will force Romney to stay further right than he would be comfortable on his own.  So that is my position.  Don’t like it?  I really don’t care, go vote as you wish.

However, I want to point to two posts that I thought were helpful to read. The first one is from 2008 that interacts with the idea of a third party vote.  The second one  was just posted today and interacts with the math of this election.  Both simply help cement what was already cemented in my mind.

Miscellaneous Mondays

Today we go from yoga to yoda and around a weird looking thingy-ma-jig.  Toss in a bit about Wisconsin politics and a prisoner taking on the President and you have Miscellaneous Mondays.

Found this an interesting story how the Hindus want to take back yoga. Many people have little knowledge about the background of yoga and of course you have the Christian version introduced in this article as well.

Enunciation is always important.  And get things is writing is helpful.  And not thinking you will get sued is stupid.  All of that wrapped up in this little story

It is 6 minutes long but very cool and strange.  They still don’t know what it is.

What stands out for me on this is that Walker has more votes for him than both Falk and Barrett combined.  I for one refuse to answer calls from the pollsters.  I am sick of recalls.  I am just waiting for the ‘real’ election and then going and voting.  Will be interesting.

And if you are wondering what coal rich West Virginia is thinking about regarding our president who wishes to shut down coal plants I would direct you to this little guy.  Enjoy.


Wilson on Romney

Doug Wilson has an interesting post over at his site explaining why he won’t be voting for Romney in the upcoming election.  The article is worth reading in full but here is a take-away quote:

The one saving grace of having to deal with the Obama administration is that he can’t help but overreach. His love of soft totalitarianism is apparent to all who know how to read and think at the same time. But I would rather have that than have someone drifting in the same general direction in ways that will rarely if ever be guilty of overreach. If Marx and Lenin were candy apple red, then Obama is a dull brick color, and Romney is Alecia Beth Moore, better known as Pink.

Reaching Critical Mass

Here is a devastating article related to the fascinating and very hot topic of Critical Race that is all over the web. Worth the 5-10 minutes to read it.
JustOneMinute: Reaching Critical Mass

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