Fantastic & Futuristic Fun Films For Friday!

August 10, 2013 at 3:28 AM (climate studies, comic book characters, current news, historic review, human life issues, legal issues, medical concerns, movie reviews, political atmosphere, public debate, science and technology, social opinion, web gossip)


I had been anticipating this evening’s features for a few weeks!  I was glad to have gotten to the local theater, so that I could enjoy each film thoroughly!  Whereas one was a continuation of an adventure story that is capturing the attention of action-seeking audiences, the second film forecast a future Earth where all is not set on equal terms for every person.

The excitement began with Percy Jackson:  Sea of Monsters!  The film is prefaced by letting the audience know that sometimes, the gods would have children with mortals, called half-bloods.  One of them is Percy (Logan Lerman), son of Poseidon, who found himself in competition to become the next champion of the demigod children.  Percy’s best friends are Clarisse (Leven Rambin) and Luke (Jake Abel).  They attend the Camp Half-Blood For Demi-God Children together.

At this camp, Camp Half-Blood, Percy meets his half-brother Tyson (Douglas Smith), who is a Cyclops.  Also, the camp is eyed, then raided by Luke (Jake Abel), who is the son of Hermes.  Luke has a vendetta against the gods, and he means to annihilate Mount Olympus!  He has gone out of the way to poison a magic tree that protects the camp, now leaving it free to attack.

However, Percy’s friend Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) has learned that The Golden Fleece can heal the tree.  The god Dionysus (Stanley Tucci) acquires this knowledge, and he sends two students, Tyson and Grover, to get hold of the fleece.  Annabeth and Percy accompany them.

The Oracle gives a prophecy that one of the three major gods will battle Luke.  Percy, with one of his friends, will either have to save Mount Olympus, or will have to eliminate it altogether.  Percy and his allies go to seek Luke, yet they are trapped by The Manticore.  The friends escape, yet they are caught and swallowed by The Charybdis, where they reunite with Clarisse.

The group escapes, managing to reach an amusement park.  There, they set Grover free, and they get hold of The Golden Fleece.   However, Luke arrives, stating that he means to use The Golden Fleece to awaken the god Kronos!  Luke then tries to murder Percy with an arrow, yet Tyson positions himself between the shot, taking the arrow instead.  Tyson winds up being brought back to life with water, as Kronos swallows Grover and Luke!

Percy is able to use his sword to attack and to reduce Kronos.  Then,  The Manticore ends up being killed by Clarisse and Grover.  It nearly killed Annabeth, but Percy used The Golden Fleece to bring her back to life!  Afterward, the friends return to Camp Half-Blood to use The Golden Fleece to bring the dying camp tree back to life!

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Our second film was the anticipated Elysium!  By reaching the year 2154, there is a definite and deadly distinction between the haves and the have-nots!  All of those who have the luxuries of wealth, security, and personal satisfactions live within the Earth-orbiting space station called Elysium.  All else whom are impoverished, uneducated, and diseased live on Earth!

Jodie Foster stars as Delacourt, a ruthless leader of an Earth-orbiting luxury station called Elysium.  There, humans live in safety and security, with no fears or burdens.  All others remain on the planetary surface, dealing with the hardships of poverty, illness, warfare, and the darker sides od humanity.

Max (Matt Damon) works for Armadyne Corporation, which built Elysium.  It is during this work where he is exposed to lethal substances.  These toxic chemicals create a deadly condition within him, giving him only five days to live!  If Max wants to find a cure, he must leave Earth’s surface to reach Elysium!

His quest for assistance takes him to seek a man called Spider (Wagner Moura).  This man has helped Max before, so Max trusts him.  Spider assisted Max with sneaking into Elysium, and getting the medical supplies necessary to treat his chemical exposure.  Once inside the station, Max was able to get biogenetic technology to enhance himself, becoming stronger, as he got wiser to what was happening with Delacourt’s actions.  Yet, Delacourt learned of Max’s actions, and she sends scouts through L.A. to find him.

Spider got all of the details that he could use to give all of the Elysium residents on Earth.  Max does not help with singling out only Elysium citizens.  He deals with Kruger to get him to change Spider’s methods of operation.

While returning to Elysium, a fight occurs.  Kruger is shot.  All passengers are returned to Delacourt.  She reprimands Kruger for encouraging the shot, and he stabs her!  Delacourt dies!  Kruger proceeds to raid Elysium, seeking Max, while chasing Spider as well!

Kruger encounters Max, and a fight ensues!   The fight seems brief, and Max kills Kruger!  Max then gets into the main computer room, logging onto Elysium’s main drive.  Max starts the main systems, accessing all of the major population links, where he is able make all people legal citizens of Elysium.   As the computer does this, Max dies.

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As always, several great movies are coming!  I am looking forward to films that include Baggage Claim, Closed CircuitThe Counselor, Ender’s Game, Getaway, Jobs, Last Vegas, Prisoners, Rush, and Thor:  The Dark World!  Movies, movies, movies!

…..and wha’s your motivation????

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Recognizing and Reviving The Great Barrier Reef!

July 21, 2013 at 8:49 PM (animal activism, climate studies, curious research, current news, environmental issues, historic review, human life issues, political atmosphere, public debate, social opinion, terrestrial studies, web gossip)


It is like we just are not getting the general message.  Planet Earth is NOT ours to do with in any manner that we please!  It may seem that way, to the buffoons that do not know any better, yet the consequences will rebound!  It might not be right now, yet our grandchildren, or perhaps their grandchildren, will have to suffer through what we are creating.

One of the latest incidences of human insanity is what occurred off of the Australian coast last week.  The United States Marines and Navy were having joint military training exercises in conjunction with military forces from Australia.  It was a training event held every two years, called Talisman Saber.  This exercise combines a total of 28,000 troops from Australia and The U.S. for a three-week combat training program.

At some point during the training last week, two U.S. AV-8B Harrier fighter jets were launched from The U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard to participate in fighter exercises.  Both jets fired nullified bombs, including one laser-guided explosive, into the waters off of Australia’s northwestern coast.  The bombs did not explode, and they were said to have been dropped into the ocean waters over 164 feet away from The Great Barrier Reef, as so “to minimalize possible damage”.

Well, there is outrage to this action!  Any damage, minimal, or otherwise, is outrageous!  Albeit we are the self-proclaimed dominant species of Earth (no one else has yet to challenge us…), we must recognize that designation comes with the responsibility of maintaining and protecting this planet.  Something so precious and pristine as The Great Barrier Reef needs to be nurtured regularly, I stumble to say even fortified.  We can NOT continue to disregard it blithely, as if it will be there forever, littering within it, destroying it’s plant and animal life, ruining it’s surrounding waters, and just generally shitting upon it with broad smiles! NO, damn it!

Senator Larissa Waters of Australia’s Green Party, has spoken on the recent dumping at The Great Barrier Reef.  Senator Waters has called the dumping outrageous, as she asked The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, “have we gone completely mad”?  The Australian politician stands firmly against forces of other nations dropping bombs into the waters off of her nation’s coasts, especially in the face of destroying wildlife.

It almost seems as if the message is not getting out.  Every other day, there is a new message about something new that is happening harmful to some portion of our planet.   Not enough people care because nothing is happening to cut us in our faces actually and directly for us to take notice, then to take meaningful action!  When it is too late, it will be too late, yet we can do more to save things before it reaches that fateful point!

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57594730/u.s-drops-bombs-on-australias-great-barrier-reef-marine-park/

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/21/world/asia/australia-reef-u-s-bombs/index.html?eref=rss_mostpopular

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2013/0721/US-Navy-drops-four-unarmed-bombs-on-Great-Barrier-Reef

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/places/parks-and-nature-places/oceans/oceans-barrier-reef/

http://greatbarrierreef.org

http://www.wwf.org.au/…/priority_ocean_places/great_barrier_reef

http://www.getup.org.au/…/great-barrier-reef/save-the-reef

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2044585,00.html

http://www.savethereef.net.au

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…and I did!

June 1, 2013 at 12:35 AM (childcare and child protection, climate studies, current news, environmental issues, extraterrestrial studies, human life issues, movie reviews, science and technology, social opinion, terrestrial studies, web gossip)


It was aiight!  I had a good time watching it.  I can see where some of the critics say it was overblown, yet it was meant to be a bit off the hinges.  After all, it is a film directed by M. Night Shyamalan, so… you get what you get…. and you will enjoy it!  Shyamalan did the direction of After Earth, while the production of the film was in the hands of The Mr. and Mrs. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, along with her brother, Caleeb Pinkett, and, Mr. Will Smith’s business associate, Mr. James Lassiter.

Anyhow.  The plot goes with the idea of all of humanity choosing to leave Earth in the year 2025, after we have ultimately f-ed up the planet!  (That actually is not enough time for us to have developed intergalactic space travel, or to have located another habitable world for the entire planetary population, but that is another story….)  After one thousand years have passed, we have managed to find another world to infest, I mean to populate, called Nova Prime.  It is the year 3000, and society is patrolled by a system known as The Ranger Corps.

Cypher Raige (Will Smith) is the lead general of The Ranger Corps.  He is known for being strict and a stern disciplinarian.  His son is Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith), who just has been recruited into The Corps.  This is an issue for Cypher because he sees his son as a child without discipline, while always into mischief.  Meanwhile, Kitai yearns for his father’s respect, attention, and most of all, his love, as he attempts t become the strongest ranger that has been seen in this corps.

Cypher engages in a discussion with his wife, Faia (Sophie Okonedo), about their son.  Faia pleads with Cypher, urging him to see that Kitai wants his respect and his love.  She requests of her husband to take their son with him on his next training mission, and Cypher agrees.   Cypher sets forth with Kitai to a location that is unfamiliar to the younger Raige, yet the father does identify to his son as to where they have arrived….  Earth!

Indeed, in truth, not enough time has passed for creatures to have evolved into enormous dino-birds, or animals of unrecognizable features to be meandering about the planet.  A mere one thousand years is not enough time for evolution to take hold for drastic changes in appearance of anything to happen.  A wolf will still be a wolf, a snake will still be a snake, a bird will still be a bird, so that part of the story is bullshit!  However, there was a bit of allure to the story in the idea of the fact that humanity should keep in mind that continuous damage to the planet at our hands will lead to a probable need to evacuate Earth!  If that is the case, where will we go?

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I had to put in The Beebs, featuring Lil’ Jaden!

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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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Five Minutes, and NOBODY’S MOVING?

January 23, 2013 at 12:44 AM (animal activism, childcare and child protection, climate studies, curious research, current news, environmental issues, historic review, human life issues, late night studies, legal issues, political atmosphere, public debate, science and technology, social opinion, terrestrial studies, web gossip)


It may or may not seem that this is one clock in particular to which many of the significant levels of society are paying attention.  The clock itself could be more of a hype issue to bring a greater level of attention to a broader subject, yet the fact is that it’s presence is apparent should be to the general attention of all concerned human beings.  It is ticking, as it has been since it’s creation, and it is eerily moving closer to the alarm point!

The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 by atomic scientists working with The University of Chicago.  It was during that year when the hands of the clock were set at 11:53 p.m..  Since then, the clock has made significant drops to signify that the world was close to global annihilion, being less than that amount of time from the end of civilization as it is currently understood.

During 1949, The Soviet Union detonated it’s first atomic bomb, which lead to the start of the nuclear arms race between that nation and The United States.  At that point, The Doomsday Clock was moved to four minutes to midnight.  Merely four years later, The U.S. and The U.S.S.R. made test runs of thermonuclear weapons, which moved the clock to a startling one minute before midnight!

The clock has shifted back and forth like a roller coaster since that year!  The beginning of the sixties had the clock at a seemingly safe spot of eleven minutes away from midnight.  1965 brought an Indo-Pakistani War (The Second Kashmir War), and 1967 brought The Six Day War between Israel against the Arab nations of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.  Yet, an abrupt change occurred during 1968, when the clock shifted down to seven minutes before midnight, as The Vietnam War worsened.  Then, China and France acquired nuclear weapons!

The 1970s were seemingly safe, with The Doomsday Clock remaining no closer than nine minutes before midnight.  However, an abrupt change occurred during 1981, as The Soviet-Afghan War increased tensions between The United States and The Soviet Union.  The Clock fell to four minutes before midnight that year!  It was at the end of the 1980s when The U.S. and The U.S.S.R. signed The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty to eradicate all conventional and nuclear ground-based missiles of specified ranges.

By 1991, The Clock was a total of seventeen minutes away from midnight; a seemingly safe spot!  This indeed was the most secure setting of The Doomsday Clock, as it fell three minutes four years later, followed by a five minute fall three years behind that year, in 1998!  It was seeming that The Doomsday Clock was not going to turn back toward the better side with the turn of the millenium, as it’s 2002 recording indicated that it was merely seven minutes before midnight!

Another fall was indicated with the arrival of 2007, with a two minute time reduction.  However, a seemingly positive outlook was presented with the arrival of the first decade change of the twenty-first century.  2010 showed that The Doomsday Clock had gained a minute, resting at 11:54 p.m..  Yet, it was abruptly altered during 2012, with the clock losing a minute due to a global failure of commitment by worldwide governments to handle nuclear arsenal, to make adjustments to nuclear power safety levels, and to make greater efforts at strengthened adjustments to deal with global climate change.

Now, current news bulletins are broadcasting that The Doomsday Clock is set at five minutes before midnight as 2013 has begun.  Announcements are being broadcast to state that last year was the hottest recorded year within the contiguous United States, while the land was stricken by severe storms and devastated by disatrous droughts.  Current recognition of extreme nuclear arsenal between The United States and nations of the former Soviet Union do indicate the possibility of these weapons being able to get into the hands of the wrong people at the wrong times, leading to grave amounts of global destruction, and extreme levels of death!

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has written a letter to President Obama.  It has congratulated The President for his efforts at securing nuclear arsenal, while he has assisted with The U.S. government to to work toward supporting renewable energy.  Yet, The Bulletin has requested that President Obama to become more active with addressing climate change as it affects Earth on the whole scale.

Indeed, more attention needs to be brought to The Doomsday Clock.  If a greater amount of the global society on the whole is aware of this presence, and what it means to all of us, it is likely that more will be done to assist with protecting all that it stands to protect; all of us!  Right now, it sits at five minutes before midnight (the deadline), which really does not sound like much……

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://cir.ca/story/doomsday-clock-2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/18/doomsday-clock-2013-minutes-midnight-atomic_n_2498446.html

http://www.inquisitr.com/482059/doomsday-clock-set-at-5-minutes-to-midnight/

http://news.yahoo.com/end-near-doomsday-clock-holds-5-till-midnight-232147095.html

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34861708/ns/technology_and_science/t/doomsday-clock-set-back-one-minute/

http://business.topnewstoday.org/business/article/4238066

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070117200155AAxnvoS

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Oahu: Coming Down and Spreading Out!

December 30, 2012 at 2:25 AM (climate studies, curious research, current news, environmental issues, historic review, late night studies, science and technology, terrestrial studies)


Scientific researchers who actually are getting paid to produce results are revealing information that may or may not be pertinent to the world at large, depending on the general point of view.  There is one study that has been conducted which has gone into the details of the geologic situation of The Hawaiian Islands, as they relate to their positioning upon the planet.  More precise examinations delve into reviews of how the geologic mechanics of the island of Oahu are showing that it is succumbing to it’s own tectonic activities!

Research from recent studies involved with programs that include Brigham Young University and The United States Geological Survey are showing that major mountains on Oahu eventually will reduce to ground-level basins.  It seems that elevated tidal surges will lead to gradual rates of erosion upon the rock surface of Oahu.  After years and years of degradation by the continuous water flow, the island eventually will dissolve!

The major mountain range of Oahu, Waianae, and it’s major peak,  Koolau, are supposed to diminish to flat, island-like surfaces!  They will have dissolved because of increased levels of water upon the island chain, also.  Researchers have identified that more than one type of rock comprises The Hawaiian Islands, and that will be a determining factor in identifying how the levels of erosion will affect the rates at which the land levels and mountains are eroding.

Whereas the rock surface of Oahu is eroding, the island itself is projected to expand.  As the plate tectonic factors of the planet follow through, the island will grow for a continued 1.5 million years, succumbing to groundwater, then reducing to a lesser area.  Studies currently are being done by students at The University of Hawai’i, and they have been published within Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.  So, the conclusion might be that Oahu will have reduced in altitude, yet it will have increased it’s overall area!

Oahu Dissolving Into the Pacific, Shows Study

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report_hawaiian-islands-dissolving-from-within_1780608

http://people.rses.anu.edu.au/lambeck_k/pdf/79.pdf

http://www.powershow.com/…/The…Oahu_powerpoint-ppt_presentation

http://worldwidescience.org/topicpages/o/oahu+island+hawaii.html

http://dc388.4shared.com/doc/cOnYk19k/preview.html

http://www.redorbit.com/feeds/science.xml

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A Mississippi Rat-a-tat-a-ttack!

September 3, 2012 at 10:04 PM (animal activism, climate studies, curious research, current news, environmental issues, health care reviews, human life issues, science and technology, social opinion, web gossip)


This particular situation is a total mess, and I am not sure that my cats would care for it!  True, rats are involved.  Yet, as the spoiled little things that they are, I believe that they would turn up their noses quickly, while making possibly displeased gestures and attempts to extend middle-front claws at me!

It seems that a particularly displeasing incident has occurred along the coastal areas of Mississippi.  It’s region along The Gulf of Mexico is in the midst of a cleaning effort, dealing with an unusually creepy mess!  Dead rats by the thousands have washed ashore after the recent onslaught of Hurricane Isaac.

The beach regions of Hancock County are where the majority of the rat carcasses have been found.  Many already are on the beaches.  Authorities expect that more than 10,000 of the dead animals will have washed inland by the time the rodent-filled waves finish!

This incident of rodent-laced water flows is similar to what happened during a wash-in after Hurricane Gustav of 2008.  Rat-like rodents called nutria, also called coypu, are descendants of rodents that were imported to the Mississippi River Delta region of Louisiana during the 1930’s, coming from South America.  Now, they have made an invasive feral population boom within this area.  Thousands of nutria now live along the point where North America’s longest river flows into The Gulf of Mexico.

Hancock County officials have said that the arrival of the dead rodents is a health problem.  These authorities have sought the assistance of The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency in assessing the situation, and with removing all of the rat carcasses.  Meanwhile, authorities of Bay St. Louis, MS and Waveland, MS have closed coastal roads, as efforts to remove the rats, and any related rubbish, are being made.

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.sunherald.com/2012/09/01/4160186/tons-of-rotting-nutria-washing.html
http://www.wlox.com/story/19433004/isaac-dumps-thousands-of-dead-nutria-on-hancock-beaches
http://www.nola.com/…/2012/09/thousands_of_dead_nutria_wash.html
http://www.sunherald.com/…/tons-of-rotting-nutria-washing.html
http://www.destination360.com/…/mississippi/mississippi-beaches
http://news.yahoo.com/beaches-closed-mississippi-172619269–finance.html
http://www.wdam.com/story/19443661/slideshow-dead-nutria
http://www.cdc.gov/rodents/cleaning/index.html
http://www.peta2.com

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Can We Prevent Mass Extinction Six?

June 25, 2012 at 1:16 AM (animal activism, climate studies, curious research, current news, environmental issues, historic review, human life issues, late night studies, science and technology)


Every so often, throughout the existence of our planet, something similar to a cleansing event takes place.  There have been documented episodes within the history of Earth when the majority of species around the planet have gone extinct at seemingly same points of time.  These identified periods of planetary purification have come to be called extinction events.

Ther have been five mass extinction events throughout the course of Earth’s existence.  The first mass extinction event occurred at an estimated 440 million years ago.  The Ordovician-Silurian Extinction happened when ice levels rose around the planet, trapping areas of fresh water from the access of living creatures.  The increase of ice caused sea levels to drop, leading to losses of life throughout many usually oceanic regions of Earth.

The Late Devonian Extinction happened at an estimate of 360 million years passed, when nearly seventy percent of marine life was eliminated.  This was alleged to have happened over a course of twenty million years.  An extended portion of this extinction period extended to areas between 100,000 years and 300,000 years, eliminating extreme amounts of sea life.

The Permian-Triassic Extinction is being labeled as the greatest of the Earth’s most devastating dying episodes.  This was 250 million years in Earth’s past.  Ninety percent of all life died at that time.  Speculations include theories of an asteroid impact, extreme volcanic eruptions, and a combinaton of both of these deadly occurrences.  Over ninety percent of life on Earth died within this extinction event.

It was 200 million years in the past when The Triassic-Jurassic Extinction Event took place.  Here, roughly twenty percent of marine life vanished, along with most extreme-sized amphibians, most near-mammals, and all of the pre-dinosaurs that are called archosaurs.  It is speculated that this extinction event occurred because of an asteroid impact to Earth, yet no underground evidence has been excavated to prove this theory.

Possibly the most recognized of all of the extinction events is The Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction, also called the K/T Extinction Event.  This is the extinction event that occurred sixty-five million years ago, leading to the disappearance of the dinosaurs.  The Chixulub impact site off of The Yucatán Peninsula is where an asteroid crater currently exists, dating back to the general time when all dinosaurs, along with half of all other species on Earth, were eliminated.

Some scientists are speculating that we are on the verge of entering a sixth extinction period.  There remains the underground chatter of asteroid impact within the next six to twelve months.  Yet, as that seems unlikely, it remains necessary to examine the actual causes that could lead to such extreme  life erasure and overall devastation to our Earth.

Much evidence is pointing toward humanity as the prime perpetrator of this point of planetary life privation.  It is being stated with much scientific evidence, that the actions of human beings will have driven Earth to a point where she/it can no longer sustain life on a major scale.  Warning signs are appearing blatantly, which include the depletion of the ozone layer, global warming, and currently excessive losses of animal and plant species.  A poll that was given to biologists around the planet revealed that seventy percent of them believe that Earth currently is in the initial throes of a mass extinction period. 

What do we do?  What can we do?  Suggestions, demands are being made that point toward the needs to handle the most obvious problems, first.  This does include putting a handle on human-inflicted damages to Earth, along with creating restrictions to currently unchecked human activities that continue to ravage the planet.  If actions are not made to correct contaminations, to patch the problems caused by pollution, and to stop our singular mindset of being the only items of significance to Earth, then we will fall easily into this sixth mass extinction period.  Yet, beliefs must stand that we can transcend what is being projected, showing that we can put a stop to the actions that are wrecking our world, and that we can reverse all which can be reversed, so that our Earth will remain for generations of species that may exist within eons to come! 

 

Sumatran Tiger Hyacinth Macaw Mountain Gorilla 

White Lion  Ladybird spider

Bald Eagle Timber Rattlesnake picture, Crotalus horridus Grizzly Bear

Desert Tortoise orca whale Picture of an Ant

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41872515/ns/us_news-environment/t/th-mass-extinction-looms-preventable-study-says/
http://biology.about.com/library/weekly/aa030200a.htm
http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/climate-change/exticntion-coming-global-warming
 http://thefutureofthings.com/news/1184/next-extinction-coming-soon.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41872515/ns/us_news-environment/t/th-mass-extinction-looms-preventable-study-says/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcGCKMlgr0
http://www.skepticalscience.com/Earths-five-mass-extinction-events.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1362454/Earth-heading-sixth-mass-extinction-eradicate-75-life.html
http://www.well.com/~davidu/extinction.html
http://orgs.up.edu/climatechange/index.php?q=node/72
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/03/2/l_032_04.html
http://news.discovery.com/earth/mass-extinction-humans-animals-110303.html  
http://wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com/2012/01/did-hypernova-cause-mass-extinction.html
                                              http://www.teknoscape.com/au/forums…54158-The-Sixth-Extinction 
http://www.voting.ukscientists.com/extinct.html

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A Killer Wait to Be Dead, or Killed By The Dead: This Week’s Films!

June 23, 2012 at 1:08 AM (astronomy topics, climate studies, curious research, environmental issues, historic review, movie reviews, social opinion)


I had been looking forward to seeing this movie for weeks, as I have become an enormous fan of Steve Carell!  Furthermore, I figured that it would be alluring to get a grasp on the inner features of this film, considering the topic at hand.  The mixture of a serious topic, melded with the unavoidable humor, did allow for Seeking a Friend for the End of The World to be presented as an enjoyable, yet engaging film!

The story began with the storyline-presented Space Shuttle Deliverance being destroyed while it drifted within The Asteroid Belt.  All eyes on Earth are watching, as the asteroid called Matilda is twenty-one days away from striking our planet.  While the thought of the oncoming destroyer from space tantalizes, yet terrifies all Earthlings, Dodge (Steve Carell) finds that the best thing to do is to proceed with his regular work schedule!

Dodge returns to his job as a car salesman.  All others with whom he works are running to try finding the best possible places for safety!  Additionally, Dodge’s home maid, Elsa (Tonita Castro), can find nothing better than to proceed with her job to serve as a maid for Dodge’s home.   Meanwhile, all social structure, including legal rules and regulations, have collapsed!

Dodge opts to report to his job.  While heading there, Dodge witnesses one man committing suicide, as one woman leaps from a building into his car!  It is later that evening when his wife, Linda (Nancy Carell), recovers from a family mental collapse to take Dodge to an evening social.  There, friends and family prepare their final life intentions, while allowing the children to have full drinks of liquor!

A month remains before the asteroid is to strike.  Dodge is not interested in sex with an outside female whom finds him attractive.  As the days seem to meld, Dodge’s marriage seems to reach a point of calamity, and he tries committing suicide by trying to drink a full bottle of window cleaner!

A stray dog appears outside of Dodge’s home, and he decides to adopt the animal.  As news clips show nationwide riots, Dodge gets a note from a former girlfriend who proclaims him as the love of her life!  He finds that he has to leave his apartment, which is in the midst of riots, and he reaches the apartment of Penny (Keira Knightley).

Remaining neighbors of Penny’s immediately assume that she and Dodge are intimately bound.  They do become momentarily intimate, yet Dodge gets upset with Penny because she can not stop dwelling upon their prior relationships.  He opts to leave Penny alone, and he goes to find his neighbor, Glen.  Dodge is upset when he learns that Glen has been shot to death!

Dodge proceeds, stopping to have dinner at a restaurant.  There, a liberated waitress still works, wanting to do all tasks because she feels the need to be active.  After eating, Dodge opts to remove the clothing of his position as an insurance salesman, finally quitting the job!

Dodge then goes with his wife to the location of his last birthday celebration, at the home of a friend named Freddy.  Arriving at this home, he sees that Freddy’s wife is there.  The two of them realize that they had been attracted to each other, so they had sex in his truck!  He returns home to Linda, and he has sex with her, too!

Dodge and Linda opt to go out for dinner, afterward.  The restaurant workers tend to everyone there, regardless of necessity.  Once finished, Dodge proceeds to his former office, then he goes to pick up Penny.  They remain attracted to one another, and they make out in his truck!  The two drive to Dodge’s home, where he tells wife Olivia that he has fornicated with Penny, then he wants to make out with his wife!

Upon leaving the home, Dodge is pulled over by a cop.  He is arrested, then he is taken to jail.  Penny arrives to try freeing Dodge, as she believes that she has ruined his life.  Yet, Penny is incarcerated, also!  They talk, as Dodge reveals that he has not talked with his father in twenty-five years, and his wife now continously doubts him.

Dodge and Penny fall asleep while incarcerated.  Upon awakening, they learn that Dodge’s truck has been impounded.  They are released, and an officer drives them to Camden, New Jersey.  There, they reach the home of a friend, Corporal Jonas Speck (Derek Luke).  He used to date Penny, and he owns a safe house filled with supplies.  A working telephone is there as well, and Dodge uses it to contact his parents. 

Afterward, Dodge is with Penny, and they drive to Dodge’s childhood, New Jersey home.  They go inside, looking over wallpaper and stored food.  Dodge gets hold of an old record player, and he plays a prior record.  Penny later cooks, and she reflects on childhood memories.  She then gets hold of a childhood letter which has an address to which she decides to take Dodge.

They arrive at the home, and no one seems there.  He leaves a note, then they leave, while seeing people being baptized in a river, and others gathering at the shores.  Dodge and Penny drive to Somerset, New Jersey, reaching the home of  Dodge’s dad, Frank (Martin Sheen), who greets his son happily!

Dodge and Frank attempt to make amends for past family disruptions.  Father and son proceed to have dinner with Penny.  Afterward, she drinks herself to death, and Frank pilots a jet, flying himself into a building!

As Dodge returns home, he finds that maid Elsa is still there!  He is adamant that Elsa leave, yet she knows nothing else for her active life, and she plans to return next week!  They learn that the asteroid, called Matilda, is arriving next week, also!

Dodge gets back to his home, where he plays old records, and he reflects.  Suddenly, the power is shut off.  Penny shows up, revealing that she had not died, but that she was in a deep sleep.  She proceeds to confess her affection toward Dodge, as an explosive sound is heard.  The asteroid has pierced the atmosphere, and it flames toward the ground!  Dodge and Penny profess their love for each other, as the world as they know it comes to an end!

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Movie Poster

We saw Abraham Lincoln:  Vampire Hunter, second.  It actually was an interesting story!  The 16th President of The United States has a secret role as a vampire hunter.  He learns that the undead blood drinkers have amassed with a sinister plot to take over the young nation.

Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) knows that vampires do exist.  It was his father who told him that his grandfather had been murdered by ruthless blood suckers, and that his mother was killed by drinking vampire blood.  This knowledge lead Abraham Lincoln to devote his life to capturing and killing vampires!

At the age of sixteen, Abraham Lincoln learns that vampires have gathered to attack people at a section of The Ohio River. Lincoln attempts to stop one vampire, yet he is almost killed by trying to attack the more powerful undead.  One momentarily benevolent vampire named Henry Sturges (Dominic Cooper) saves Abraham, and he teaches Abraham the difference between good and bad bloodsuckers. 

Sturges takes in Abraham, teaching him how to battle vampires.  He learns how to attack them physically, and he learns how to use silver to kill them.  Lincoln proceeds to travel, making it down The Mississippi River to New Orleans.  He arrives there, seeing a slave auction, and he follows one slave buyer to his home.  Upon arriving at the residence of this immoral individual, he learns more of the man’s malevolence in that he is using the purchased slaves as food for vampires!

Lincoln reflects on the wicked ways of vampires, equating it to how slavery exists within The United States.  He surmises that as long as vampires exist, slavery will continue to exist.  It is from this inner revelation at President Lincoln decides that he must kill all vampires, as his first step in the necessary act toward ending the evil of slavery within his nation!

     Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Movie Poster

 Next week actually has a three-pack of great films to see!  Magic Mike premieres next Friday, featuring Matthew Mac Conaughey and Channing Tatum as go-gettum gigolos!  The merry madness of Madea is back next week also, as she returns for Madea’s Witness Protection!  Then, Mark Wahlberg premieres as a now grown man, still hanging onto his now alive teddy bear with the opening of Ted!

July starts with a blast for films opening at The Fourth of July weekend!  The Amazing Spiderman and Katy Perry:  Part of Me premiere on July 3rd and July 5th, respectively.  More of July includes The Dark Knight Rises, Ice Age:  Continental Drift, Killer Joe, Neighborhood WatchThe Pact, Red Lights, and The Watch!  The mid-summer will be HOT!

 

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Examining Earth’s Evil Twin!

April 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM (astronomy topics, climate studies, curious research, extraterrestrial studies, science and technology)


From initial and arbitrary glances, it may indeed seem as if Venus is the twin sister planet to Earth.  Both worlds are about the same sizes.  They are in the generally same region of the solar system.  Yet, the truth is that may be where all similarities end.  She is a bad girl!

As the second orbiting world from The Sun, Venus is at an average of sixty-seven million miles away from our host star.  It is the closest planet to our Earth.  This planet’s proximity, and it’s heavy cloud covering, allow it to operate as a reflective object.  Sunlight that glistens upon Venus shines off of the world, making it appear as a star in the night sky.

Some scientists speculate that Venus harbored life during it’s early ages.  Whereas this world currently can have temperatures that reach up to 400° Fahrenheit, there are some speculations that depict Venus as being a much cooler planet.  Studies are occurring currently, through the use of The Venus Express space orbiter.  These examinations are attempting to show that Venus was once a world that held liquid water.

It was roughly four billion years ago when the worlds of our solar system cooled to assume their current states of being.  It is at that time when astronomers and exobiologists are speculating that Venus was a world that harbored some forms of life.  It is being suggested that this world was a more temperate place that even may have had water, which allowed for spme existence of prehistoric life forms.

Of course, this kind of life likely was microbial, and possibly some forms of plants.  This thought stems from the suggestion that an early Venus was more Earth-like.  It is speculated that Venus did have water in it’s early history.  Water is the prime conduit for the creation and proliferation of life, as we recognize it, and an early Venus may have used it’s water to jumpstart initial forms of primitive organisms.

Any water that may have existed on Venus was boiled off of the planet very early in it’s history.  This left the planet barren, and it thickened the world’s atmosphere.  The increased pressure of the Venusian atmosphere lead to the world’s current state of runaway greenhouse effect.  Now, the planet has a primarily carbon dioxide atmosphere, with an average surface temperature at roughly 900º Fahrenheit!

The atmospheric pressure on Venus is roughly 13,230 pounds per square inch.  This is not a place where living things currently could stand up and move about, let alone live.  Furthermore, the heat exerted by The Sun, interacting with Venus’ atmospheric pressure, is hot enough to melt lead!

So, if Venus is to be called Earth’s twin, then she is the evil twin.  NOTHING can survive there, under the current conditions on the world.  The cold truth about this excessively hot planet is that it’s true beauty may be only viewing it from an excessive distance, as it glistens in the night skies!

 

Images of the surface of Venus from Soviet Venera Space Probes.

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://nineplanets.org/venus.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/3316388/Did-life-once-thrive-on-Evil-Twin-Venus.html
http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2000/GeorgeRyabov.shtml
http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_kids/AskKids/venus_sky.shtml
http://planetfacts.org/temperature-on-venus-the-hottest-planet/
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/venus/
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_Venus_inhospitable_for_life
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1999792,00.html

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