Archive for April 22nd, 2017

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

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Earth Day My Ass

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Rainforest? Pave it – make it a parking lot!

My liberal friends hate it when I say I really don’t give a damn about Earth Day.  The roots of my apathy go back over 45-years.

In 1970, the Anti-Vietnam War movement began to lose momentum. People were discouraged because that “winless” war continued despite our best protests.

And then came Earth Day – and everyone had a NEW CAUSE – Environmentalism. The trendies quickly embraced goals which were ridiculously futuristic and too easy. After all, who was “for” pollution and against the earth? We anti-war demonstrators were booed, gassed, clubbed, arrested, and beaten. We were called commies and traitors.

No one spit on or hated tree-hugging, dolphin-kissing, dirt-worshipping earth lovers. As a cause, environmentalism was as good and clean as it got. 

Worse? It reverently centered on the Future! Our Future.  Our Kids’ Future.  Our Planet’s Future. Ah, the Future – 100 years, 500 years, 10- centuries from now – alla God’s chillens gonna have clean air, pretty trees, and snail darting fish – in the Future.

The only problem is what about NOW?! Right now we have piles of bodies from the ravages of wars, hunger, disease, and poverty. 40,000 people – mostly children – unnecessarily dropping dead EVERY SINGLE DAY!  How green will they be in 500 years? Shall we put them in blue recycling boxes or just dump them in the landfills of history?

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You probably won’t read more about starving children here. But make sure you wear a green shirt today.

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Waterfalls are so much prettier than starving children.

(BTW – I just heard the Louisiana coastline is quickly eroding.  GOOD!)

Rehab Is In A Cave

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017


Study: Tanning addictive, like heroin

From the Washington Post: “One recreational activity demands a beach towel and a pair of sunglasses.

The other requires a dealer and a safe place to cook up and tie off.

Catching some rays seems much more wholesome than injecting heroin.

However, a recent study found commonalities between lying on a beach and the deadly drug that played a role in the deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sid Vicious and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

“It may be necessary … to more proactively protect individuals, including teens, from the risks of an avoidable, potentially life-threatening exposure and to view recreational tanning and opioid drug abuse as engaging in the same biological pathway,” researchers led by Gillian L. Fell and Kathleen C. Robinson of Harvard Medical School concluded in a study published in the journal Cell.

The link between tanning and Mr. Brownstone: endorphins.”

Read more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/06/23/study-tanning-addictive-like-heroin/

(For those who asked: yes, Kate Moss.)

A Real, Printed 3D Gun

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

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Print A 3D Gun

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

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3-D printing is becoming a reality for the average computer user. He can, for example, make a gun. The printer sprays an incredibly-strong, liquid plastic onto pre-programmed shapes from an internet, digital schematic.  The shapes are then built up by continuous repetition.  They become small, hardened pieces of a gun with an assembly diagram thrown in.  Bullets can be made the same way. You have to buy your own gunpowder – for now. Cost? Low-end, 3-D printers start at around $1000.

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