NOT to Be Tolerated; NOT AT ALL!

July 28, 2015 at 7:49 PM (animal activism, cultural acknowledgment, curious research, current news, environmental issues, human life issues, legal issues, political atmosphere, public debate, social opinion, terrestrial studies, web gossip)


Alright, alright, alright (shout-out to Matthew…)!  It has been A WHILE since I have actually sat my fuzzy behind down and blogged!  Yet, after tonight’s events, I could not stay away any longer.  Writing and blogging is what I love to do, after all, so I need to get back into the swing of things.  Besides, with the winds blowing from this shit that has occurred just recently, I can NOT just let it ride without saying something somewhere to someone!  DAMN IT!!!

I am sure that anyone with any level of cognizance has heard the news events of today.  Specifically, I am referring to what went down in Africa; Zimbabwe.  One of these assholes who feels that it is a fun and entertaining thing to hunt animals for sport went into The Hwange National Park of Zimbabwe, armed with a rifle, and targeting wild animals.  This man (term used loosely…) named Walter James Palmer, a resident of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, entered the supposed sanctuary on the evening of July 6 with intentions to slaughter the wondrous wildcat.

Palmer was accompanied by Johnny Rodrigues, the head of The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (of all things…).  It was at night, and they were using a spotlight to locate the lions.  When Cecil was seen, the men tied a dead animal to their vehicle, using it’s scent to lure Cecil toward them.  They drove out of the park, with Cecil in pursuit, and Palmer initially shot the lion with an arrow!  This did not kill the cat, and he was able to escape.

However, Palmer and Rodrigues tracked Cecil down, locating him roughly forty hours later.  That is when they murdered the lion with a shotgun!  Moments later, the men saw that Cecil had been suited with a GPS tracking collar, and they attempted to destroy it, in an attempt to keep their cover!

Adding to the horror, these men (if you choose to call them such…) beheaded and skinned Cecil!  The lion’s head has yet to be located.  As is the way of nature, the cub’s of Cecil’s now will fall under the will of the next lead lion, which is called Jericho.  This lion likely will kill Cecil’s cubs, as is the way of nature, to ensure the future of his own bloodline!

Palmer is accused of killing “Cecil the lion” in Zimbabwe. Cecil ...

 

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/28/africa/zimbabwe-lion-killed/index.html
http://mashable.com/2015/07/28/cecil-the-lion-killed-by-dentist
http://news.sky.com/story/152649   
http://deadspin.com/dipshit-midwestern-dentist…lion-1720587798 
http://patch.com/…dentist-reportedly-killed…famous-lion-report
http://www.aspca.org

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A Brief Recognition of Gold!

August 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM (curious research, environmental issues, human life issues, legal issues, science and technology, terrestrial studies, web gossip)


Gold!  It is not at all something with which we are unfamiliar.  For millennia, humanity has yearned for, relished after, and been wanton with the precious metal for reasons of all imagination. The beauty and the brilliance of it has made gold one of the most prime materials of the planet!

Albeit it likely has been a part of the planetary system since the origins of Earth, gold was discovered relatively recently. During the nineteenth century, within January of 1848, General John A. Sutter lead a group of miners in the mountainous regions of California. He and his team entered this area at Coloma, California. The workers ended up excavating a previously unknown element which turned out to be of extreme value! The miners digging within the caves of these mountains were able to dig out gold from beneath the layers of rock.

The gold that these miners excavated amounted to roughly twenty-three carats. It was a valuable discovery, yet it did not prove to be worthwhile for General Sutter and his workers. They wound up losing the diggings to Mexican people, neighbors, as well as rouge employees! Tough Stuff!!!

Gold is considered to be a precious metal, rated as 79 on The Periodic Table of Elements. It is rated above other precious metals that include silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium. The only precious metal rated higher than gold currently is iridium, which is 77 on The Periodic Table.

Our Earth is the only place we know of to find solid gold deposits. Most of this is located beneath the continental grounds of Africa, The Americas, and Asia. It is the most precious of the precious metals on the planet, as we currently claim eight. These include gold, along with silver, platinum, palladium, osmium, iridium, rhodium, and ruthenium, all in that order.

Pot of Gold

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/jpmorgan-buy-gold-084720781.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CWZZxVSwRgAbPXQtDMD
http://goldseek.com
http://www.kitco.com
http://goldsilver.com/industrt-news
http://www.mining.com/gold
http://www.goldprice.org
http://science.slashdot.com/story/10/…gold-and-water-on-the-moon

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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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It Is Time to STAND UP For The Elephant !

June 18, 2013 at 10:15 PM (animal activism, curious research, current news, legal issues, political atmosphere, public debate, social opinion, terrestrial studies, web gossip)


This is a totally terrible fact, yet it is one that needs to be recognized, immediately!  I am afraid that the message is not getting out fast enough, is not being dispersed with enough vitality, and that ultimately, enough of the people with the power actually might not give a damn!  It is frustrating, and it is saddening.

It would be hard to contest the statement that elephants are among the most magnificent of species on this Earth.  Native to Africa and Asia, there are roughly 264,000 elephants living within the wild areas of both continents.  These are estimate numbers, and these numbers are expected to decline.

Of course, and as with all things upon this planet, the major threat to the existence of the elephant is humanity.  A major issue with the horrific hunting of this awesome animal is the senseless killing of it for it’s tusks.  Gangs of hunters and illegal traders are in the practice of poaching elephants, specifically to barter the animals’ tusks on black market trade circuits around the globe for the high profit of the ivory.  Meanwhile, entire herds of beautiful, precious, and priceless animals have been murdered, so that someone, somewhere can enjoy that ivory.

Current studies are showing that there will be NO elephants living within the wild within twelve years, if the current rate of tusk hunting continues.  Some estimates are stating that the elephant will be extinct by the year 2020, a mere seven years away, if nothing is done to handle the madness that is elephant hunting and ivory trade.  Nations that include Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Gabon, India, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, as well as several other African and Asian nations are involved in the illegal, underground ivory trade activities which continue to threaten the existence of the elephant species.

The United Nations is observing that the demand for ivory is increasing among poaching factions within Asian nations.  Yet, it does not seem that any actually strengthened actions are being put into effect to counter the activities being made by these criminals against some of nature’s most magnificent of mammals.  The U.N. Security Council – Group of Experts has been monitoring Libya, specifically.  This African nation is where a major weapons trade could be occurring at the hands of rebel factions.  The source of income for these weapons could be African ivory!

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://za.news.yahoo.com/elephant-poaching-growing-concern-un-081530042.html

http://www.elephantvoices.org/elephants-in-jeopardy/-killed-for-their-ivory.html

http://allafrica.com/stories/201305220040.html

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?Id=912962

http://news.yahoo.com/…central-africa-elephants-22029094.html

http://www.sabreakingnews.co.za/2013/05/elephant-poaching-a-growing-concern-un/

http://www.care2.com/news/category/animals/elephants%20slaughtered

http://www.savetheelephants.org

http://www.save-elephants.com

http://www.aspca.org

http://www.peta.org

Elephants animal graphics

 

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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!

Earth 4

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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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