Films Focusing on Levels of Failure!

April 29, 2013 at 4:32 PM (childcare and child protection, comic book characters, current news, human life issues, legal issues, medical concerns, movie reviews, music and entertainment, public debate, social opinion, tv reviews, web gossip)


I have been slacking on my blogging!  Other things have been on the plate ahead of the computer, and getting to online reviews of recent films has not been a regular activity of priority.  To my chagrin, I have not been having the evening online fun that I am accustomed to enjoying!

It was this past Friday that I did make it to the regular cinema for the weekend film features!  We had been anticipating these movies, and I can say that the films did not disappoint!  The regular double-dose began with Pain & Gain!

High-action director Michael Bay lead this film that featured Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg.  Supposedly based on a true story, the lead actors portray body-building trainers out of Miami who turn to lives of crime.  Wahlberg plays Danny Lugo, who is a semi-delusional fitness freak that works in a Miami gym.  His intentions are to become the most financially successful and physically-fit person on the planet, while gaining personal wealth by any means necesssary!

The efforts to turn his fantasies into reality lead Lugo to look into the lessons of so-called self-help succeeder named Johnny Wu (Ken Jeong).  After buying into the words of Wu, Lugo recruits fellow body builders.  He talks an overly buffed Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson), and a foolish, following-fellow Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) into joining his plans to gain success.  Together, the trio kidnap, rob, then make a pathetic attempt at trying to kill fitness client and deli shop manager Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub)!

Doyle, who is some manner of mind-boggled, born-again Christian, is totally against the idea of brutally murdering Kershaw as they mean to rob his store!   He winds up bonding with Kershaw during the robbery attempt, who sees this as an opportunity to get out of the hostile situation.  Kershaw already is a shyster himself, and he takes advantage of the miserable moment to sleaze out of being killed!

Lugo leads his pea-brained posse into further plans of criminal activity.  He pauses for moments of physical improvement to do random sit-ups and pull-ups, while constantly trying to keep Paul within the mindset of robbery.  Paul recently was released from prison, and has made an effort to find Jesus, so he is not comfortable with a return to serious criminal action.  Yet, Lugo is able to convince Paul and Adrian to join-in with his plan to rob, to kidnap, and to murder Victor Kershaw!

Their plan falls apart when retired detective Ed DuBois (Ed Harris) gets wind of these likely criminal activities.  DuBois decides to follow with this case out of some level of recreation during his retirement years, although he is laden with a consistent back pain.  Yet, DuBois is able to follow through with piecing together various leads that place each of the bumbling burglars into the wrong places at the wrong times.  Eventually, all of Lugo’s misguided hopes and dreams end up in failure, as he and his incompetent cohorts are captured by the efforts of Detective DuBois!

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We entered Mud for our second feature!  This movie starts with the introduction of two young boys living in rural Arkansas who regularly wander to play along the banks of The Mississippi River.  Ellis (Tye Sheridan) lives with a submissive mother and an abusive father in a house-b0at along the river’s shoreline.  He regularly sneaks out to play with his friend Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), who fishes in the river for oysters with his uncle.

It is one afternoon when Ellis and Neckbone are wandering along the river when they decide use a canoe to venture out toward an ait within the middle of The Mighty Mississippi.  Neckbone has been to this ait before, and he knows that there is something like a canoe suspended within the branches of a tree there.  He and Ellis decide to return to the island, wherer they climb the tree to explore the canoe.  Within it, they find that there is bread, and there are newly-tracked footprints!  This prompts the boys to leave quickly, before they are found!

Upon getting back to their own canoe, they see that someone has been in it!  Indeed, a man appears, and he identifies himself as Mud (Matthew McConaughey).  Mud interrogates Ellis and Neckbone, while revealing bits and pieces about himself.  The boys ask him why he is hiding in a tree, and Mud says that he is hiding from The Law because he has killed a man!  He means to get away, and he wants to reunite with his long-time love, Juniper (Reese Witherspoon), who is supposed to be waiting for him.

Mud enlists the aid of Ellis and Neckbone to retrieve information and supplies for him.  Also, Mud has them to deliver messages to Juniper, telling her of his whereabouts, and of his intentions to return to her.  Yet, unbeknownst to Mud or the boys, they are under surveillance by Texas bounty hunter Carver (Paul Sparks).

Ellis and Neckbone continue with efforts to assist Mud despite the risks.  It is likely that Ellis seeks a father-figure, in the fact that he has none in the home of his successively slapping dad.  Neckbone is cautious about continuing to help Mud, but he does so because Ellis is his best friend.  The boys do continue to risk their own safety and sanctuary to help this eerie stranger, which seems to turn into a realized, one-ended situation.  Ellis and Neckbone realize that there never was anything in it for themselves, as Juniper in fact had found other love, Mud was deluded within a long-lost and possibly one-sided romance, and they both were assisting a wanted criminal!

Mud Poster

Iron Man 3 opens this week!  The long-awaited third installment to this Marvel Comics hero adventure is finally in theaters, to the delight of fans!  This edition features Tony Stark battling The Mandarin in an attempt to save society from devastation and destruction!  Don Cheadle suits up beside him as his ally, War Machine!

May has more movies on the way!  The 10th will feature the releases Leonardo Dicaprio and Tobey Maguire in The Great Gatsby, along with David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson, Craig Robinson, and Kerry Washington in Tyler Perry’s PeeplesStar Trek:  Into Darkness premieres the following week, May 17.  More of this month includes After Earth, Epic, Fast & Furious 6, and The Hangover Part III!

Congratulations Jason Collins!

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On-Screen Cruise Champions A Lost Humanity!

April 20, 2013 at 2:08 AM (astronomy topics, curious research, extraterrestrial studies, human life issues, movie reviews, public debate, science and technology, web gossip)


I truly enjoy science fiction films!  I had been looking forward to seeing this evening’s presentation for several weeks, and I will say that I was not disappointed.  It did have a few points where I needed to do some double takes, yet it was an overall fantastic feature presentation!

Oblivion begins with Sykes (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) recalling a different world, before the year 2077.  When that year arrived, nearly half a century had passed, and Earth was plunged into complete chaos.  A war with an extraterrestrial species had taken place, and the majority of civilization had been destroyed.  Most of what remained of humanity had relocated to a terraformed Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.  There, a system had been created to transform hydrogen, along with traces of oxygen in the atmospheres of Saturn and Titan, into water!

Jack (Tom Cruise) works as a technician to repair ground drones on Titan.  He does maintenance for a major techincal and terraforming company.  During one mission, Jack is armed, and he drives a motorcycle upon the remains of a building.  He leaps into a hole outside of this building, remaining in contact with a female speaker from his home base.  Jack tells her all that he sees, as he walks into what seems to be a library.

Suddenly, Jack is caught by the leg, by a rope, and he is dragged!  He has a gun, and he shoots to break free.  Jack then attempts to escape by a pull-wire, but it breaks.  He is assualted by masked creatures, yet a machine with arsenal protects him!

A moment later, Jack escapes.  He gets out of the library, out of the hole, and he mounts his motorcycle.  Jack makes it back to his home base.  Yet, once there, he finds that the power is out, and that the power source had been blown up!  He works with a female worker at the base to find out what caused the power accident. Jack locates a homing beacon, and he shuts it down.  Then, he leaves to a forest area, where a base is located.  He enters, and he makes residence.

While relaxing, Jack is awakened by the noise of an object flying over the base.  It crashes some distance away, and he goes to the impact site.  He is told by his superiors to stand down because hostile drones are coming to this site.  Yet, Jack refuses, as he sees something in the crash site.  He disobeys commands to return to the base, proceeding to the crash site, then rescuing five survivors.

Suddenly, a tech drone appears, and it kills one survivor!  Then, it proceeds to attack Jack!  It stands down just before it fires upon Jack.  He moves forward to rescue a survivor named Victoria (Andrea Risenborough), and one young woman named Julia (Olga Kurylenko).  Julia has been in stasis for sixty years, and she does not know that Earth was attacked!

The group now come to an understanding of what is happening.  Earth was attacked during Julia’s stasis, and it is currently unihabitable by humans.  Half of The Moon is gone!  Surviving humans have managed to migrate to Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.

It is the next day when Julia speaks to Jack.  She wants to know what happened.  Jack takes her to get the flight recording from her ship, which is a dangerous trip.  Yet, the do make it to the crash site, where they rescue a boy.  Suddenly, Jack is attacked!

Beings carry Jack away, and Julia requests a scan of the area.  Jack finds himself chained to a chair, when a voice suddenly speaks.  A  man appears by the light of a match.  Lights are turned on, and Jack suddenly sees a chamber full of  people.  The man speaking seems to be friendly, yet the room full of people are ready to kill Jack!

The man identifies himself as Beech (Morgan Freeman), as Jack learns that people are weary of outsiders, as they are being hunted.  Tech drones are everywhere outside of their hiding zone, attempting to catch and to kill people, and to take control of Titan.  The one drone that they have managed to catch, and they mean to find out how it works so that they can gain an advantage!

Victoria (Andrea Riseborough), the leader of the human control force, has dispatched armed drones to find Jack.  Meanwhile, Beech sends Jack to the radiation zones to find Julia.  He does locate her, and they reach a tower, where Jack is able to relay a message to the others that he is safe.

Jack learns that Julia was on a research flight to Titan, and an object was loaded onto the flight.  Then, she claims to be Jack’s wife, telling Jack that he is not the man that he believes himself to be!  Jack slowly pieces memories together, managing to recall some of his time spent with Julia.

Jack and Julia return to the home base.  Yet, Victoria will not allow them to enter, as she has placed an order out to have Jack killed!  Jack is shot, yet he is rescued by Julia, then they both are given a new mission. Jack refuses, and Victoria sends attack drones to capture him!

Jack and Julia fly into a stormy atmosphere of Titan.  They reach a mountainous area, where they follow a river to hide within cliffs.  Jack maneuvers behind the attack drones, shooting and destroying them.  Yet, he is attacked, then he is knocked into Titan’s radiation zone, where he and Julia eventually crash.

Jack escapes, getting to the site where another ship is landing.  He runs to the pilot, and he is stunned to see that this pilot is him!  Then, he sees a dead Julia on the ship, having been shot in a fight between two versions of Jack.  At that point, one version of Jack runs to the dead Julia, while the other Jack boards the shuttle ship to fly back to the home base.

Upon reaching the base, Jack tries to get Julia to return with him to the surface of Titan.  However, Julia refuses.  Jack flies back, healing the shot Julia, then taking her along with him to Titan.  They reach a lakeside cottage in the woods (…on Titan), where Jack concludes that he is not himself!  Yet, Julia shares with Jack memories of their romantic past!

Jack returns to the resistance with Julia, where they meet with Beech.  Jack resumes his post as the commander of the resistance.  They attempt battling attack drones, yet three drones have flown into attack the resistance base.  A battle begins!

Jack fights furiously, and he nearly is killed.  He does survive, and Beech is injured severely.  Jack and Julia proceed to a launch chamber where he places her into a capsule called The Odyssey Mission.  At that moment, Jack has a recollection of his prior mission, further pressing him to get Julia to safety.

Jack makes it into the capsule to confront the command system that is controlling this function, along with all other major human functions.  Jack sees that this system is called Sally, and that it has humans being held in biological stasis.  Sally is on Titan, where it is controlling all computer functions that have taken over human life and activity!

Jack unites with Beech, and they opt to travel to Titan.  Once arriving at the Saturnian moon, they set off a bomb.  With their last words, “fuck you, Sally”, Jack and Beech destroy Sally, and they free humanity from the state of computerized stasis!

Oblivion movie poster

I am so pumped up about seeing this updated release of Superman!  Man of Steel opens June 14, so it promises to be one of the summer blockbusters!  These pre-trailers already are so exciting that they have the comics fans bursting into conniptions because the movie is not out NOW!

http://ph.news.yahoo.com/happy-birthday-superman-man-steel-turns-75-shares-061605620.html

Buffed up, blowed up, beefed up Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg make it to the big screen next week!  Looking like two ham hocks, they star as body builders who get tied up in a bungled extortion and kidnapping scheme.  The movie Pain and Gain is a mix of comedy, along with action and drama, that means to draw a crowd!  The same date of April 26 has The Big Wedding and Mud!

May will open with The Iceman and Iron Man 3 on The 3rd.  The following week brings The Great Gatsby and Tyler Perry’s Peeples.  May 17 premieres Erased and Star Trek:  Into Darkness, while May 24 presents the animation of Epic, Fast & Furious 6, and The Hangover Part III.  May 31 has the exciting release of father and son Will and Jaden Smith in After Earth, the suspense of Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman in Now You See Me, along with Ethan Hawke headlining a sc-fi/thriller called The Purge!

So excited about these movies;

I had to Scream and Shout!!!

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Kepler Keeps A Look-Out For Life!

April 18, 2013 at 11:43 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, historic review, late night studies, science and technology, web gossip) (, , , )


It usually is an exciting thing for science semi-geeks like myself to catch some of the latest postings about recent discoveries, especially when they concern astronomy!  A current clip probably delivers details of information that has been presented previously, yet now is making it into the realm of general reading.  I am reading it as I am typing (yes… multi-talent….), and I am seeing where N.A.S.A. scientists have been working with The Kepler Space Telescope, recently.  Their efforts have resulted in the location of three extrasolar planets that have the possibilities for habitability!

The Kepler Telescope has had it’s powerful lenses aimed in the direction of Kepler-62.  This star is is located within our Milky Way Galaxy, specifically within Lyra Constellation.  This is one of the 88 major constellations that are detailed by The International Astronomical Union.  The star Kepler-62 is attracting specific attention because it has three worlds orbiting it which have the potentials to be habitable!

Current observations of Kepler-62 are revealing that the star hosts at least five worlds.  Three of these planets are specifically interesting because they seem to orbit within the habitable zone of their parent star.  Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f are the planets of this system that have been receiving the most review.  It is Kepler-62f which ig attracting additional attention because it seems to be the planet within this system that has the greatest potential to be a life-harboring world!  It is well-within the habitable zone of Kepler-62, and it has a possibility to hold liquid water.  Additionally, Kepler 69-c has been identified within this orbital area, yet it may reside slightly outside of the habitable zone of the Kepler-62 solar system.

It is Kepler-62f which is believed to be roughly forty percent as large as Earth.  N.A.S.A. Ames Research Center Principal Scientific Investigator William Borucki has stated that Kepler-62f may be a rocky world that could have polar ice caps!  Yet, it is less massive and less aquatic than Earth.

The star itself is a K-type main-sequence star.  This can be called an orange dwarf, also.  It is similar to nearby stars within our Milky Way Galaxy that include Epsilon Eridani and Tau Ceti.  These types of stars are cooler than The Sun, which is a G-type main-sequence star.

The Kepler Space Telescope has been working tirelessly since it’s 2009 launch into Earth orbit.  Since that time, this celestial observer has located over one-hundred extrasolar planets!  Kepler is an intregal part of the N.A.S.A. objective to locate a world beyond our solar system that is capable of hosting life, possibly even life as we understand it, and, with the greatest of fingers crossed, sentient life!

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/kepler-telescope-spots-two-planets-in-life-friendly-orbit/2013/04/18/3702721a-a86c-11e2-a8e2-5b98cb59187f_story.html?wprss=rss_national

http://www.space.com/15160-alien-planet-kepler-mission-2016.html

http://www.space.com/13834-images-kepler-alien-planets.html

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-kepler-discovery-live-stream-20130417,0,1118452.story

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-137

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/04/…kepler-water_n_3111448.html

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/18/us/planet-discovery

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Supermassive Black Hole Caught Snacking!

April 12, 2013 at 1:37 AM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, late night studies, science and technology, web gossip) ()


Once again, it is after “bedtime”, yet I am finding myself spaced out!  A recent article posted at space.com presented details regarding a fascinating site that has been observed, telescopically.  It seems that astronomers in Europe have gotten to see a rare sight that initiates interest, while creating further levels of curiousity about all within the great beyond!

Astronomers working at Observatory of Geneva, at Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. and within the municipality of Versoix, Switzerland, recently have viewed another of the awesome activities occurring within deep space.  Their telescopes were aimed at the distant galaxy NGC 4845, where newly discovered locations and celestial objects were being observed.  This particular galaxy is a current standout in recent studies of space because of an unusual activity occurring at it’s core.

The supermassive black hole at the center of NGC 4845 seems to have gotten hold of an object that unfortunately drifted too closely to it!  Apparently, a rogue planet, or it may have been a brown dwarf, was loose from the gravitational connections of any solar system, or nearby worlds.  It was a floater, and it was unfortunate to have drifted into a realm of no-return!

This gas giant drifted out of it’s original area of placement, moving toward the core of NGC 4845.  At that point, the supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s core was able to get hold of the world adrift with it’s intense gravitational force.  Now, it seems that the black hole is sucking off of the gas giant, which will continue until the planet is reduced to nothing!

Scientists are saying that this is the first time that such an event has been viewed.  This victimized object is believed to be a lost gas giant, yet it may be a brown dwarf.  Whatever it is/was, allegedly had a mass that equalled to 0.5 times the mass of Jupiter.  However massive it was, it is GONE now!

Supermassive black holes are objects which emit the most powerful forces of gravity known!  They are the largest kinds of black holes in the universe, being as massive as hundreds of times to thousands of times the mass of The Sun.  They are located at the centers of all galaxies.  Our Milky Way has it’s own supermassive black hole, called Sagittarius A*.  It may have been getting it’s snack on recently, as astronomers were observing flare bursts from it’s core at the end of 2012!

Galaxy NGC 4845’s Central Black Hole Eating up Planet

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.zmescience.com/space/supermassive-black-hole-sagittarius-a-bursts-07112012/

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-04/3/black-hole-eats-planet

http://truthdive.com/tag/ngc-4845

http://www.itechpost.com/archives/articles/tags/ngc-4845

http://www.astronomy.com/Mobile.aspx?view=MobileArticle&id={45F2DFC8-AF7E-4D7D-AD7E-6E6018039E39}

http://www.universetoday.com/…as-a-black-hole-eats-a-rogue-planet

http://www.geekosystem.com/ngc-4845-black-hole-eats-planet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lpxHwulROg

Oh yeah!  Candice Glover singing Lovesong by The Cure on Idol did bring the heat!!!

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A Lot of Worlds Adrift; Some With Life?

April 9, 2013 at 8:19 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, extraterrestrial studies, public debate, science and technology, web gossip)


WOW!!!  The search does continue!  I am glad that N.A.S.A. and it’s affiliate organizations are making legitimate efforts to locate and to identify all things of interest within outer space.  The ongoing search for exoplanets is fascinating, as it seems that a new one is found every week!

Current studies are suggesting the evidence of what are being labeled as rogue planets, or  nomad planets.  These are worlds that are floating seemingly adrift throughout space, with no home star to which they should be gravitationally attached.  Several recent studies are suggesting that our Milky Way may be filled with planets floating adrift, not gravitationally attached to any home stars, nor to any other planets of a solar system.

During 2012, studies took place at Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, which suggested that there could me as many as 100,000 times as many rogue planets adrift throughout the galaxy than there are stars within our Milky Way.  WOW!  The studies even are suggesting that these planets have the potentials to host life!  This would be possible because of the planets’ potentials to have thick atmospheres, which would have allowed them to maintain the necessary levels of heat to keep their surfaces warm enough for live to emerge.  It even is postulated that such planets could maintain liquid water due to the warmth from internal planetary heat, and that some of these worlds could be geologically active!

Additioally, these rogue planets could have moons. Their own forces of gravity would have allowed them to maintain possession of their planetary subjects, as both the planet and the moon (or moons….) wander adrift throughout the galaxy.  Plus, the gravitationally-induced heat from related interaction between the planet and it’s satellites would serve as another heat source.  This necessary warming could provide the potential settings for life forms to emerge and to evolve.

Of course, this is all theory and speculation.  Although rogue planets have been spotted, no traces of life have been observed, ever.  Yet, it does increase the interest levels in the search for extraterrestrial life, giving more options to be explored for possibly habitable worlds.  At this time, four suspects have been recognized to be actual rogue planets, or possibly rogue planets.

Current studies are continuing to seek out and to identify rogue planets.  S Ori 52 is currently identified as a rogue planet, and as a sub-brown dwarf.  It is a gas giant which had the potential to be a star.  Yet, it is not massive enough for the necessary ingition of it’s deuterium levels, which is needed for thermonuclear fusion to begin, creating a star.  The planet would have to be at least thirteen times the mass of Jupiter, and they do not reach that level of mass.

Currently, four free-floating planets have been discovered.  S Ori 52 is located within the Delta Orionis (Mintaka) star cluster.  There are three major stars of this cluster, which are Alnilam (Epsilon Orionis), Alnitak (Zeta Orionis), and Mintaka.  These are the three stars of Orion’s Belt.  The host star is western Mintaka, located at our western perspective within this cluster, as it is roughly 915 light years away from our Earth.  Mintaka actually made it into the realm of Star Trek lore, hosting a world called Mintaka III, which supported a sentient species called The Mintakans!

    

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Researchers_say_galaxy_may_swarm_with_nomad_planets_999.html

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2012/february/slac-nomad-planets-022312.html

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110121.html

http://aksdp.net/03_supercosmosastro/orion.htm

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Mintaka

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Mintaka_III

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2UrR8dQTw4

http://www.universetoday.com/85736/orions-belt-stars/

Orion

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Facing the Facts!

April 8, 2013 at 12:10 AM (astronomy topics, climate studies, curious research, current news, environmental issues, extraterrestrial studies, historic review, human life issues, legal issues, medical concerns, political atmosphere, public debate, science and technology, social opinion, web gossip) (, , , , )


…but for the STUPIDITY of sheep!  Actually, this is quite funny!  Not being an overly religious zealot, or one too eager to believe any and everything that I hear, I am completely amused at some current clips regarding the irrational and illogical ideas of some United States citizens.  It is funny, yet ultimately, it can be disturbing and distressing.

These details actually were released at the start of last week.  As I am watching / listening to Bill Maher in the background, I chose to view The Internet for some of the current political jargon and conspiracy theories that are going back and forth.  I found myself stopped when I opened one link, where details regarding U.S. opinions could be found.

The Guardian, an online news presentation out of The United Kingdom, presented an Internet article this past Tuesday.  It gave details regarding a survey taken by Public Policy Polling.  This is an U.S. survey system which regularly conducts inquiries and studies of U.S. public opinions.  Some of their latest popular inquiries probe the thoughts of citizens regarding political views, specifically concerning ideas on opinions about popular candidates.  However, one of the polls strayed from current politics altogether, as it presented details on U.S. thoughts about conspiracy theories!

After what I read, I was highly amused, then surprisingly agitated.  Surely, people out there are not that silly, not that stupid!  Several of the questions asked for the survey were about political issues, yet others turned toward it’s interrogations of participants on their ideas about topics that included Bigfoot, crack-cocaine, media-connected mind control, September 11, 2011, and even unidentified flying objects.  It was amazing, stunning, and even scary to read the results of these polls!

Well, one poll conducted was about the belief in extraterrestrials.  The results of that survey showed that 29% of people questioned do believe that extraterrestrial life exists.  Perhaps that is a somewhat small figure, yet I suppose it is nearly accurate for one random poll.  I do think that is a small number, being one that does believe that such a topic is factual, but I do realize that so many others are against the idea until actually obvious proof is presented.  For whatever reason, so many people refuse to believe, are uncapable of recognizing, that the universe is vast, and it would be senseless for our planet to be the only planet harboring life.  Surely they are out there, they just may be a long, long way away!

Also, there remain conspiracy theories about the 1963-1972 Apollo Program.  Several rumors and related conversations can be heard, regarding ideas that The Apollo moon landings never occurred.  There are several claims that the entire effort at trips to and from The Moon by N.A.S.A. was a hoax!  Chatter is spread, including statements like there are no stars seen in the moon landing photos, the actual photos would have melted because of radioactive heat at the surface of the moon, and faked photographs because of too many alleged light sources at the lunar landing site.

Topics about the national government were presented into polls.  The assassination of John F. Kennedy was a topic, where 51% of persons polled feel that a greater conspiracy was at play surrounding the murder of The 35th President.  As I was not around at the time of the event, I go off of what I have heard and read, which has lead to a personal belief that more happened than what has been told to the general public.  There seems to be too much information regarding several gunshots having gone off, not just the single shot that allegedly was behind President Kennedy’s murder.

Our Planet Earth is getting warmer, and that is a FACT!  Yet, according to this poll, there is a 37% level of people questioned who think that global warming is a joke!  Another 12% of people questioned could not say one way or another about the legitimacy of global warming.  However, 51% of people polled do realize that global warming is NOT a hoax, nor is it some conspiracy theory!

A disturbing announcement was that this poll is revealing that nearly one out of four U.S. citizens believes that President Obama is The Antichrist!  I nearly choked while chuckling, before trying to realize that there is a large number of religious zealots out there.  Added to that thought, so many people still want to put The President in some level of light to degrade him, despite the work he has been doing to assist and to stabilize our nation, even getting our soldiers out of Afghanistan and Iraq!  Additionally, President Obama has done surprisingly GOOD things for this nation, including working to create policies for the regulations of carbon monoxide emissions, working to save U.S. banks before any financial collapses, removing restrictions on stem cell research, working to positively revise Medicare, closing Guantanamo Bay, and signing the $789 billion economic stimulus package-plan (The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009).

I suppose it is not unusual that such actions like the consistent dissemination of falsified facts occur regularly.  It is likely a part of our culture, of human nature, to have a need to fabricate information, to elaborate upon fantasies, according to some need for keeping ourselves excited and enthused about the surrounding world.  The particular details that were provided by The Guardian merely display the nature of how various segments of society go about recognizing reality, and interpreting information that often is presented through media sources, along with public conversational interaction.

Conspiracy theories

PLEASE….SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_conspiracy_theories

http://www.bigfootencounters.com  

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2009/06/how-obama-saved-the-banks-without-a-bank-plan/19033/

http://financialpress.com/2013/03/11/obamas-fix-for-medicare/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy_assassination_conspiracy_theories

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Global_warming_conspiracy_theory

http://moonlanding.us/

http://www.braeunig.us/space/hoax.htm

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/obama-the-antichrist-global-warming-a-myth-lizard-people-controlling-the-world-conspiracy-theory-research-reveals-bizarre-beliefs-prevalent-in-us-8558384.html

http://www.apolloarchive.com/apollo/moon_hoax_FAQ.html

http://www.howstuffworks.com/conspiracy-theory.htm

http://www.scientificamerican.com/…people-believe-in-conspiracies

http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?p=How+many+people+believe+conspiracy+theories

http://www.bizarrebytes.com/top-10-most-popular-conspiracy-theories/

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Seriously, Un, SERIOUSLY?!?!?

April 6, 2013 at 2:15 AM (current news, historic review, human life issues, political atmosphere, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)


Our nation, and likely the rest of the world, probably are pondering on just how seriously this Kim Jong-Un can be taken.  At age 28, he is a young and ill-prepared individual who has gained control of military forces and atomic arsenal as something of an inheritance.  Were it not for this fact, it is likely that the majority of the world would laugh him off as part of a momentary point of humor, now turned into a nagging irritant.

Yet, Kim Jong-Un DOES have access to this weaponry, and he seems intent on putting his threats of using them into action!  North Korea actually has sent warnings to The United States, stating that it’s military forces are clear to engage in attacks on The U.S. with “smaller, lighter, and diversified nuclear weapons”!  They are proclaiming that a “moment of explosion is approaching fast”, with acts of war set to begin “today or tomorrow”!

It is somewhat humorous because it is a war that North Korea / Kim Jong-Un would have NO CHANCE of winning.  It likely would be over before it could even begin, with The U.S. and it’s allies likely taking out (killing) Kim Jong-Un before he could try to launch anything at his so-called enemies!

I am listening to Anderson Cooper, now talking about how Kim Jong-Un was raised in something similar to a concentration camp, which is common for youths within North Korea.  His education was highly limited, to the point where Cooper has stated that Kim Jong-Un grew up not even knowing that Earth is round!  He was raised in a so-called state of luxury under his dictatorial father, Kim Jong-Il, as the common people of North Korea continued to suffer.

Now, Kim Jong-Un does have control of North Korea and it’s military forces.  It actually is unknown as to the actual amount of military prowess that this Asian nation actually posesses.  Yet, it is believed to have tested nuclear materials recently, as Kim Jong-Un has postured with threats to place nuclear arsenal on direct aim at The United States!

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has expressed concern over “rising tensions” out of North Korea.  Meanwhile, our nation has mentioned a coming effort to deploy missile defenses to the Pacific island of Guam in an effort to elevate this U.S. territory’s protection against potential military advances by North Korea.  Our nation likely does continue to consider Kim Jong-Un’s flustering actions as rhetoric and high-drama hot wind, yet we are aware that nothing can be taken for granted.  A young, un-tested, minimally-educated, and emotionally driven man has control of atomic arsenal which could be used to bring harm upon our nation, and/or our allies.  This can NOT and will NOT be allowed to occur!

United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has stated that the comments from North Korea indeed are threats against The U.S. and it’s allies within the Asia-Pacific region.  Secretary Hagel stated that The U.S. has deployed The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System to Guam, in preparation for any possible military movements made by North Korea within the South Pacific region.

Well, it is bedtime, for me.  Like most other U.S. citizens, I will awaken in the morning, hearing about what Kim Jong-Un has attempted to do as I slept, along with any other inflammatory announcements that he has made.  It is funny that I just watched G.I. Joe:  Retaliation earlier this evening, and I am wondering why we have not sent some undercover agents into North Korea simply to take out Kim Jong-Un with one good shot to the dome?

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.thailandnews.net/index.php/sid/213647444/scat/7eb51d3138244bed
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/north-korea-poised-enter-stage-151757672.html;_ylt=AwrNUbFbwl9R0DgAbwnQtDMD
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/04/20134415354828652.html
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/04/05/north-korea-warns-military-cleared-to-wage-nuclear-attack/
http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/08/world/asia/north-korea-threats-timeline
http://world.time.com/2013/04/03/u-s-deploys-defense-shield-to-guam-amid-north-korea-threats/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2304216/Kim-Jong-Un-North-Koreas-posturing-boy-despot-blunder-apocalypse.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/04/05/should-we-take-kim-jong-uns-threats-seriously/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FoxNewsInsider+(Fox+News+Insider)

Kim Jong-Un

…makin’ plans!

He wanna be the Number One Stunna!

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The Largest Galaxy Seen, Yet!

April 5, 2013 at 2:37 AM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, late night studies, science and technology, web gossip)


The studies of outer space are completely compelling!  I found myself caught within the online details that are being presented about studies of galaxies.  Current news gives details about ifnformation that astronomers are revealing.  It seems that the largest-known galaxy to date has been located!

The phenomenal power of The Hubble Space Telescope has produced yet another incredible find!  Gazing back through spacetime, roughly some 1.07 billion light years away, the super seer of outer space has spotted what we are identifying as the galaxy of greatest size that is currently known.  HST has viewed images within The Virgo Constellation.  These pictures have produced scenes of a distant galaxy that is identified as IC 1101.  This is a Type cD class galaxy that is 1.07 billion light years away from Earth!

IC 1101 is being hailed as the largest galaxy that we have viewed, thus far.  It is an elliptical galaxy that is an incredible 5.5 million light years wide.  This size is large enough to contain over fifty Milky Way Galaxies (our home galaxy), and it is 2,000 times as massive as our galactic residence!  Research reveals that IC 1101 is so enormous that it easily could contain our Milky Way, along with our satellite galaxies, The Large Magellanic Cloud and The Small Magellanic Cloud, as well as the nearby galaxies of Andromeda and Triangulum.

Like all elliptical galaxies and spiral galaxies, IC 1101 has a supermassive black hole at it’s core.  It’s supermassive black hole has not been spotted directly, yet.  However, it is speculated to be the largest black hole known, likely billions, or tens of billions of times as large as Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the core of our Milky Way Galaxy.

This super-galaxy is within Abell 2029 galaxy cluster.  This is viewed within The Virgo Cluster, located within the constellation Virgo.  This is the central region of Virgo Supercluster, the massive gathering of galaxies in which The Milky Way is a member!

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IC 1101

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE8yHySiJ4A

http://www.facebook.com/pages/IC-The…/200577516703587

http://luxperci.com/ic-1101-the-largest-galaxy-ever-found/

http://videosift.com/video/the-largest-galaxy-in-the-universe-ic-1101

http://www.spikednation.com/evideo/largest-galaxy-universe-ic-1101

http://blip.tv/deep-astronomy/the-largest-galaxy-in-the-universe-ic-1101-6365387

http://luxperci.com/ic-1101-the-largest-galaxy-ever-found/

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