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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hubba Hubba!

3 Parrots

Jerry Lewis Dead at 91

with content from The Guardian

Vetern actor, Jerry Lewis is dead at 91.
Jerry Lewis dead at 91
The American comic had suffered a heart condition for decades and suffered a near-fatal cardiac arrest in December 1982. His death was reported by Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John Katsilometes and Variety reported that Lewis’ agent confirmed the news.

Lewis, at his prime, was embraced as the ultimate 20th-century village idiot, a pocket tornado who blended slapstick prowess with squeaky-voiced histrionics. It was a combination that helped make him the industry’s top box-office draw for several years running. “I was about as discreet as a bull taking a piss in your living-room,” he once confessed. Yet, while beloved by the masses, the comic also found himself lauded by the artistic elite in France, where he was eventually awarded the prestigious Legion d’honneur. The critics at Cahiers du Cinema hailed him as an American auteur, a visionary to rank alongside John Ford and Orson Welles.

Yet what was reputed to have been Lewis’s most ambitious, personal production remains unseen to this day. In 1971 the comic directed and starred in The Day the Clown Cried, about a children’s entertainer at the Nazi concentration camps. The film was reportedly buried by horrified studio bosses and has since become a dark piece of Hollywood folklore. Lewis, who was rumoured to possess the lone copy of the film, refused to discuss it.
With his movie career on the wane, Lewis took a job teaching classes at the University of Southern California, where his students included George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. He also kick-started what would become his annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, which went on to raise $2.45bn for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Lewis helped raise $2.45bn for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

--more at The Guardian

*Wizard's note: I grew up with Jerry, just like a whole bunch of you reading this. He was one of my favourite comedians, and I always enjoyed his movies, with or without Dean Martin. He was a favourite of my mom's as well. I'll miss you, Jerry. You were the stuff that legends are made of. RIP.

AAADD

KNOW THE SYMPTOMS.....PLEASE READ!

Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder. Somehow I feel better, even though I have it!!

Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table,
put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
and notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back
on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think,
since I'm going to be near the mailbox
when I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my check book off the table,
and see that there is only one check left.

My extra checks are in my desk in the study,
so I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks,
but first I need to push the Coke aside
so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The Coke is getting warm,
and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke,
a vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye--they need water.

I put the Coke on the counter and
discover my reading glasses that
I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk,
but first I'm going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter,
fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV,
I'll be looking for the remote,
but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table,
so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers,
but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the table,
get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to
remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:

the car isn't washed
the bills aren't paid
there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter
the flowers don't have enough water,
there is still only 1 check in my check book,
I can't find the remote,
I can't find my glasses,
and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.


Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day, and I'm really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem, and I'l l try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail...

The Kiss

In this photo, You'll notice that she didn't care if he was dirty, she didn't care if he smelled like burnt wood, she only knew this man saved her life and she thanked him from her heart the best way she could. Very touching.


The heartwarming moment a rescued dog thanked a firefighter who saved the animal and his owner from chest-deep flood waters in Texas
The heartwarming moment a rescued dog thanked a firefighter who saved the animal and his owner from chest-deep flood waters in Texas

Check out your doctor

This is really interesting. Just click on the link, pick out your province, and click a letter to find your doctor. Click on your doctor's name to see the ratings he/she has been given; click on the number of reviews and you can read the actual comments from patients.

You can find all doctors in your city/town by clicking your city/town name.

Check out YOUR doctor - Click here.

VERY INTERESTING! ! !

https://www.ratemds.com

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Brian Bogdan speaks about being bipolar and how he is treated



Please watch this. Have an open mind. Mental Illness is real. Just like a physical chronic disease. It has a very high death rate as a lot take their own lives.

Quoth the Jack-Man...


Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson in The Bucket List
Never pass up a bathroom,
never waste a hard-on,
and never trust a fart.


--Jack Nicholson, The Bucket List

They Walk Among Us and Many Work Retail

I was at the checkout of a K-Mart. The clerk rang up $46.64 charge. I Gave her a fifty dollar bill. She gave me back $46.64. I gave the money back to her and told her that she had made a mistake in MY favor. She became indignant and informed me she was Educated and knew what she was doing, and returned the money again. I gave her the money back, same scenario! I departed the store with the $46.64.

I walked into a Starbucks with a buy-one-get-one-free coupon for a Grande Latte. I handed it to the girl and she looked over at a little chalkboard that said "buy one-get one free." "They're already buy-one-get-one-free," she said, "so I guess they're both free" She Handed me my free Lattes and I walked out the door.

While looking at a house, my brother asked the real Estate agent which direction was north because, he explained, he didn't want the sun waking him up every morning. She asked, "Does the sun rise in the north?" When my brother explained that the sun rises in the East, and has for sometime, she shook her head and said, "Oh I don't keep up with all that stuff."

I used to work in technical support for a 24/7 call center. One day I got a call from an individual who asked what hours the call center was open. I told him, "The number you dialed is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." He responded, "Is that Eastern or Pacific time?" Wanting to end the call quickly, I said, "Uh, Pacific."

My sister has a lifesaving tool in her car designed to cut through a seat belt if she gets trapped. She keeps it in the trunk.

My friends and I were on a beer run and noticed that the cases were discounted 10%. Since it was a big party, we bought 2 cases. The cashier multiplied 2 times 10% and gave us a 20% discount.

I couldn't find my luggage at the airport baggage area, so I went to the lost luggage office and told the woman there that my bags never showed up. She smiled and told me not to worry because she was a trained professional and I was in good hands. "Now," she asked me, has your plane arrived yet?"

While working at a pizza parlor I observed a man ordering a small pizza to go. He appeared to be alone and the cook asked him if he would like it cut into 4 pieces or 6. He thought about it for some time before responding. "Just cut it into 4 pieces; I don't think I'm hungry enough to eat 6 pieces."

Yep, They Walk Among Us!

They Walk Among Us, and they Reproduce,

and Worst of all ..........

THEY VOTE

History Quiz...

DON'T CHEAT AND LOOK AT THE BOTTOM FOR THE ANSWERS !!!

History Quiz...

Everyone over 40 should have a pretty easy time at this quiz. If you are under 40 you can claim a handicap.

History Quiz

This is a History Quiz for those who don't mind seeing how much they really remember about what went on in their life. Get paper and pencil and number from 1 to 20.

BESIDE NUMBER 1-20, Write the letter of each answer and score at the end. Then, best of all, before you move to the next post, put your score in the Comments!!!!

1. In the 1940's, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches located?
A. On the floor shift knob
B. On the floor board , to the left of the clutch
C. Next to the horn

2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it. For what was it used?
A. Capture lightning bugs
B. To sprinkle clothes before ironing
C. Large salt shaker

3. Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern winters?
A. Cows got cold and wouldn't produce milk
B. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog sled
C. Milkmen left deliveries outside of front doors and milk would freeze, expanding and pushing up the cardboard bottle top.

4. What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of chance?
A. Blackjack
B. Gin
C. Craps

5. What method did women use to look as if they were wearing stockings when none were available due to rationing during W.W. II
A. Suntan
B. Leg painting
C. Wearing slacks

6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn't tell whether it was coming or going?
A. Studebaker
B. Nash Metro
C. Tucker

7. Which was a popular candy when you were a kid?
A. Strips of dried peanut butter
B. Chocolate licorice bars
C. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside

8. How was Butch wax used?
A. To stiffen a flat-top haircut so it stood up
B. To make floors shiny and prevent scuffing
C. On the wheels of roller skates to prevent rust

9. Before inline skates, how did you keep your roller skates attached to your shoes?
A With clamps, tightened by a skate key
B. Woven straps that crossed the foot
C. Long pieces of twine

10. As a kid, what was considered "the best way" To reach a decision?
A. Consider all the facts
B. Ask Mom
C. Eeny-meeny-miney-MO

11. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940's-50's
A. Smallpox
B. AIDS
C. Polio

12. 'I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey'
A. SUV
B. Taxi
C. Streetcar

13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pet pony?
A. Old Blue
B. Paint
C. Macaroni

14. What was a Duck-and-Cover Drill?
A. Part of the game of hide and seek
B. What you did when your Mom called you in to do chores
C. Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in an A-bomb drill.

15. What was the name of the Indian Princess on the Howdy Doody show?
A. Princess Summerfallwinterspring
B. Princess Sacagawea
C. Princess Moonshadow

16. What did all the really savvy students do when mimeographed tests were handed out in school?
A. Immediately sniffed the purple ink, as this was believed to get you high
B. Made paper airplanes to see who could sail theirs out the window
C. Wrote another pupil's name on the top, to avoid their failure

17. Why did your Mom shop in stores that gave Green Stamps with purchases?
A. To keep you out of mischief by licking the backs, which tasted like bubble gum
B. They could be put in special books and redeemed for various household items
C. They were given to the kids to be used as stick-on tattoos

18. Praise the Lord, and pass the _________?
A. Meatballs
B. Dames
C. Ammunition

19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song 'Cabdriver' a hit?
A. The Ink Spots
B. The Supremes
C. The Esquires

20. Who left his heart in San Francisco ?
A. Tony Bennett
B. Xavier Cugat
C. George Gershwin



ANSWERS

1. B) On the floor, to the left of the clutch. Hand controls, popular in Europe, took till the late ' 60's to catch on.

2. b) To sprinkle clothes before ironing. Who had a steam iron?

3. c) Cold weather caused the milk to freeze and expand, popping the bottle top.

4. a) Blackjack Gum.

5. b) Special makeup was applied, followed by drawing a seam down the back of the leg with eyebrow pencil.

6. a) 1946 Studebaker.

7 c) Wax coke bottles containing super-sweet colored water

8 a) Wax for your flat top (butch) haircut.

9. a) With clamps , tightened by a skate key, which you wore on a shoestring around your neck.

10. c) Eeny-meeny-miney-MO.

11. c) Polio. In beginning of August, swimming pools were closed, movies and other public gathering places were closed to try to prevent spread of the disease.

12. b) Taxi. Better be ready by half-past eight!

13. c) Macaroni.

14. c) Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in an A-bomb drill.

15. a) Princess Summerfallwinterspring. She was another puppet.

16. a) Immediately sniffed the purple ink to get a high.

17. b) Put in a special stamp book, they could be traded for
household items at the Green Stamp store.

18. c) Ammunition, and we'll all be free.

19. a) The widely famous 50's group: The Inkspots.

20. a) Tony Bennett, and he sounds just as good today...

SCORING

17- 20 correct: You are older than dirt, and obviously gifted with mental abilities. Now if you could only find your glasses. Definitely someone who should share your wisdom!

12 -16 correct: Not quite dirt yet, but you're getting there.

0 -11 correct: You are not old enough to share the wisdom of your experiences.


The only failure is in not trying.

The Writing's On The Wall

A team of archaeologists was excavating in Israel when they came upon a cave. Written across the walls were the following symbols:


It was considered a unique find and the writings were said to be at least three thousand years old.




The President of the society pointed at the first drawing and said: "This looks like a woman. We can judge that it was family oriented and held women in high esteem. You can also tell they were intelligent, as the next symbol resembles a donkey, so they were smart enough to have animals to help them with the soil. The next drawing looks like a shovel of some sort, which means they even had tools to help them."




"Even further proof of their intelligence is the fish, which means that if a famine had hit the earth, whereby food did not grow, they would take to the sea for food. They last symbol appears to be The Star of David, which means that they were evidently Hebrews."




The audience applauded enthusiastically, but a little old man stood up in the back of the room and said: "Idiots! Hebrew is read from right to left. It says: 'Holy Mackerel, Dig The Ass ON That Woman.'"

Men

Men are like......Bananas.
The older they get, the less firm they are.

Men are like.....Bank Machines.
Once they withdraw they lose interest.

Men are like.....Cement.
After getting laid, they take a long time to get hard.

Men are like.....Coffee
The best ones are rich, warm, and can keep you up all night long.

Men are like.....Department Stores.
Their clothes should always be half off.

Men are like.....Lawn Mowers.
If you're not pushing one around, then you're riding it.

Men are like.....Popcorn.
They satisfy you, but only for a little while.

Men are like.....Snowstorms.
You never know when he's coming, how many inches you'll get or how long he will last...

Sunrise Farms Chicken Cutlets

I was eating some of the Sunrise Farms Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Cutlets, and got curious what this gray, kind of bubbly meat really was. I mean they taste pretty good, are cheap as hell, like a dozen for around $5...
Sunrise Farms Chicken Cutlets
.... so I did some research. They are NOT good for you.
Sunrise Farms Chicken Cutlets
Ingredients
MECHANICALLY SEPARATED CHICKEN MEAT*, TOASTED WHEAT CRUMBS, WATER, WHEAT FLOUR, WHEAT STARCH, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SALT, SOY PROTEIN, DRIED EGG WHITE, YELLOW CORN FLOUR, BAKING POWDER, WHEAT GLUTEN, VEGETABLE OIL SHORTENING (SOYBEAN), MODIFIED HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL (MFG AID), DEXTROSE, DEFATTED SOY FLOUR, MILK INGREDIENTS, GARLIC POWDER, GUAR GUM, SPICES, ALSO MAY CONTAINS TURKEY, FLAVOUR (CONTAINS SOY), CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM DIACETATE, CARRAGEENAN, POTASSIUM LACTATE, CANOLA OIL, GLUCOSE SYRUP SOLIDS, MALTODEXTRIN, METHYLCELLULOSE, HYDROLYZED SOY AND CORN PROTEIN, LEMON JUICE POWDER, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, LEMON OIL, SEASONING, YEAST EXTRACT, CARROT POWDER, ONION, SUNFLOWER OIL, CARAMEL, SODIUM LACTATE, MODIFIED POTATO STARCH, YELLOW CORN FLOUR, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, CHICKEN FAT, VINEGAR, SOY LECITHIN, COLOUR, DRIED CHICKEN STOCK, SODIUM BICARBONATE, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM ALUMINIUM PHOSPHATE, SOYBEAN OIL, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOUR, YEAST, XANTHAN GUM, ONION POWDER, ALUMINUM SULPHATE, VEGETABLE OIL. CONTAINS STATEMENT: SOY, WHEAT, EGG, MILK.


Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving/% DV
Serving Size grams (115 g) ;
Calories 240.00 cal ;
Calories from Fat 0.00

√ Total Fat 14.00 g 22%
√ Saturated Fat 3.50 g
√ Trans. Fat 0.50 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.00 g
Omega 3 0.00 mg
EPA 0.00 mg
DHA 0.00 mg
Monounsaturated Fat 0.00 g
Cholesterol 60.00 mg 0%
Sodium 570.00 mg 24%

Total Carbohydrate 20.00 g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2.00 g
8%
Sugars 0.00 g
Other Carbohydrate 0.00 g
Protein 16.00 g 0%
Potassium 0.00 mg 0%

*MECHANICALLY SEPARATED (deboned) CHICKEN MEAT
Mechanically deboned chicken begins as a chicken goo or aka ‘pink slime‘ or ‘pink goo’. The pieces of the chicken carcass that have no particular commercial use – as in you wouldn’t buy it if it was at the grocery store – are thrown into a machine that produces the goo.

Junky Chicken Parts




Hundreds perhaps thousands of chickens are combined together, pushed forcefully against a screen until the least resilient matter is squeezed through by the force of all the other chicken pieces being pressed against it.


This product is then spit out into a container where that matter is packaged and sent to another facility for reshaping.



Mechanically deboned chicken - a.k.a. "Pink Slime"
Chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and these cutlets and the like are the end result.





YUCK!

Friday, August 18, 2017

NEVER call Saskatchewan Flat!

Ugly-Ass Froggy

Creepy Urban Legends

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Earth Magnetic Field Reversal

Possible energy ramifications of diminishing magnetic field. How long will it linger at zero before reversing?


Toilet Flushing

Seeing the powerful earthquakes such as the December 26th, 2004 event that triggered the tsunami disaster, people are looking for possible causes for the apparent instability of earth's crust. "End-times" alarmists and backyard researchers believe that the predicted imminent reversal of the earth's magnetic field may be a significant clue to these eschatological-scale events.

Scientists have been observing changes in the direction of earth's magnetic field which took place recently as well as in the distant past. NASA’s website features a map showing the gradual northward migration of the north magnetic pole in the past century and a half. Since more than double the time interval has elapsed since the last reversal, compared to the time lapse between the previous two pole reversals, some believe we may be overdue for the next north-south flip. However, though the interval between reversals of the Earth’s magnetic field can be as short as 5,000 years, it can also be as long as 50 million years. There does not seem to be any logic or rule governing the planet’s behavior.

It is not only the direction but also the strength of this magnetic field that is a concern. In the time of dinosaurs, at an estimated 2.5 gauss, it was eighty percent stronger than it is now. This may have been one of the reasons such gigantic life forms thrived. It is now accepted that a catastrophic event ended the reign of giant reptiles. However, they did not re-evolve to equivalent dimensions. And the disappearance of mammalian “mega-fauna” in more recent times is still considered to be a mystery. The mastodons and mammoths would have towered over modern elephants. Why are there so few large terrestrial animals today?

What happens when you flush the toilet?

The smaller average size of modern animals may be due to the gradual decline of Earth's "steady state" (as opposed to “pulsed”) magnetism. Thousands of years ago the Chinese, with their astute discovery of bio-electrical energy flows known as “meridians”, learned that magnetism promotes vigor in biological life. They used magnetic rocks in medical treatment. In the past century there has been a further decline of earth's magnetic field by another five percent down to only 0.5 gauss. This has led Dr. Dean Bonlie to identify a "magnetic deficiency syndrome" resulting from the biological stress caused by the weakening of this "energy base" for life.

The weakening of earth’s magnetism is one of the factors believed to be predictive of a pole reversal. That magnetic field reversals have occurred in the past is confirmed in the geological record. What is unclear is how precisely the transition occurs, and what happens to life forms extant at the time of this pole flip.

Does the magnetic field drop to zero gauss? Dire predictions follow upon the heels of this theory. Electronic devices would all be at risk: there may be damage to, or complete loss of, all near-earth-orbiting satellites and possibly the space station itself. Effects on life forms could range from migrating birds losing their sense of direction to immune system decline and even widespread die-off from radiation-induced cancers.

Losing its protective magnetic envelope, the atmosphere would expand and become thinner, possibly leading to altitude sickness near sea level. No longer filtered out, deadly cosmic rays would kill most if, not all, living creatures on the surface. Only those living in deep caves would be safe. This scenario has prompted some to build underground bunkers in hopes of surviving.


THE NOAH PLAN
A million years have come and gone.
The Earth is shifting towards the sun.
Synthetic atmosphere is lost,
And forces the computers off.
Communications are confused.
The tides reverse and start a chain reaction...

The seismograph prints out
incredible results.
It says we're losing all control.
We're losing all control.

The scientists around the world
decipher everything they're told,
but they don't really know.
They don't really know.

Instead of systematic,
the news becomes erratic.
No one can agree.
No one can agree.

The world is getting frantic
as people start a panic,
What does all this mean?

The sun is moving closer
and the atmosphere gets hotter
as the system overloads.
System overloads.

Fighting these adverse condition,
loading for the expedition,
Everyone must go.
Everyone must go.

The fools that think the worst is over
they won't live to be much older.
Why do they remain?
Why do they remain?

Everything is ready.
Everyone that's coming
has been safely brought on board...

The time has come
to leave again.
Activate the Noah Plan.
Returning to
the universe.
Give out the word:
Abandon Earth.

Magnetic fields surrounding us,
and pounding is increasing
as the ship is taking off.
Ship is taking off.

The electronic shields
protect us from the heat.
We're slowly breaking loose.
We're slowly breaking loose.

The ship is lifting higher,
the Earth is growing smaller
as we leave the atmosphere.
Leave the atmosphere.

We watch the Earth get closer,
getting closer, getting closer
as it drifts into the sun...

The time has come
to leave again.
Activate the Noah Plan.
Returning to
the universe.
Give out the word:
Abandon Earth.

The time has come
to leave again.
Activate the Noah Plan.
Returning to
the universe.
Give out the word:
Abandon Earth.

The time has come
to leave again.
Activate the Noah Plan.
Returning to
the universe.
Give out the word:
Abandon Earth.

--Peter Schilling - Error in the System

Countering this frightening vision, NASA predicts that, rather than declining to zero gauss, the magnetic field would become disordered. Thus we might for short time have more than one north and south pole on the planet. This official scientific stance says that the magnetosphere which shields us from cosmic radiation would not entirely disappear either. Thus, while communications would be erratic and perhaps at times completely inactivated, humans would find ways to survive. However, there are dissenters in the ranks, pointing to the vast South Atlantic magnetic anomaly and radiation damage to satellites over that region attributed to weakening of the protective magnetosphere.

The disorderly-flip theory is supported by evidence from geology that in past reversals the decline was not total. Lava flows that solidified at Steen's Mountain during a lengthy reversal process show that the magnetic poles wandered across the equator three times. Though strength of the field was reduced to about 20% of maximum, there is no record that it fell to zero gauss during that transitional period.

The theory that activity in the turbulent molten outer iron core of the planet generates its magnetic field currently dominates scientific thinking. Stormy activity deep in the earth's outer core, believed to be filled with roiling convection flows of molten iron, is understood to generate the planet’s magnetic field. Such violent seething could affect the mantle as well, possibly disturbing the earth's crust and causing the quakes.

However, there is an alternate theory of how the magnetic field is generated. In his article, "Origin of the Earth's Magnetic Field", Ernest McFarlane outlines gaps in the molten-iron convection theory. He proposes a system of electronic cells in a crystalline metal core with hot spots of heavy metals releasing alpha and beta particles. Due to the high heat the alpha particles are unable to combine with the free electrons. "Consequently an electron current flow is produced and conditions are set up for the generation of current loops throughout the inner and outer core. ... magnetic fields are produced as a consequence, in accordance with the right hand rule of electromagnetic theory."

Which theory is right? We may find out from experience sooner than we can come to amicable agreement, given the conflicting theories and computer models. The actual dynamics may include aspects of both, or new insights not yet fully developed.

The sun reverses its magnetic field like clockwork every eleven years at the peak of the sunspot cycle. The next solar flip is due in 2012. South-pointing magnetic flux moves from sunspots, which are intense magnetic loops near the equator of the sun, along “meridional flows” to the north magnetic pole, and vice versa. As the oppositely-directed charge accumulates at the poles the field declines, until eventually the reverse charge predominates.

Scientists point out that the heliosphere does not wink out of existence during this reversal. The sunspots are intense magnetic knots, much stronger than the star’s main field, which continue to spiral outward even when the main dipole field vanishes briefly. Though the solar magnetic reversal is not completely understood, the Ulysses space probe has sent back detailed data which has supplied answers to many questions.

The mechanism that controls earth's field reversals may not be based on similar principles. For one thing, a planet does not seem to have any equivalent to the powerful sunspots. McFarlane refers to there being more than one north-south pole system and about 10% of the total field being involved in smaller extra fields. If these subordinate minor magnetic fields take up more of the magnetic activity during the main field’s decline, they might become active enough to sustain a minimal protective layer shielding the biosphere, even if the main dipole field declines to zero gauss. This could be important for our survival, as the Steen’s mountain lava flows indicate that the reversal took 4,500 years to be completed!

IMPLICATIONS FOR HUMANITY’S ENERGY NEEDS

Whether the magnetic field is primarily molten-metal flow dynamics or electron current loops, or a combination of those and other factors, a magnetic pole reversal may be of significance to the search for clean energy generation and transportation. If earth magnetic anomalies become more frequent or are concentrated in certain areas, we could see disruption of existing electrical grids, even without the dramatic atmosphere expansion and radiation damaging to life and computers.

PES Network Inc. wants to encourage people in all geographical regions to participate in magnetic-pole data collection and reporting. A community-editable directory page at PESWiki.com has been created for this purpose. It is recommended that you first establish a “base line” by determining the accurate magnetic north reading for your location, and report the number of degrees and direction of any deviation from this norm. If you are able to access equipment to determine field strength as well, this additional data would be of interest too.

This data may be useful in helping inventors and researchers test the tolerance of Zero-point technologies, magnetic motors and other new generation systems in adverse situations. As we may have to live through ongoing magnetic disturbance for a long time, we will need to know whether the new systems will be robust under conditions of planetary pole reversal.

Ordinary citizens do not usually have access to instrumentation that would allow them to examine the deeper layers of the planet, nor the high atmosphere, nor the magnetospheres in space. However, if many people collect observations on magnetic field direction from different locations across the continent of North America, and indeed around the world, this data may become relevant in more ways than feeding "end-time" theorizing.

The subject is complex, and whichever scenario may be about to occur, some individuals have been taking note of unusually large fluctuations in the apparent position of the magnetic north pole. Using a large, stationary, home-built compass, one individual in western Canada noticed a ten-degree variation within a few days. This was so unusual that, concerned about a sudden pole shift, he described and published his observations, and asked for input.

No one else was seeing this rapid "pole shift". (except this guy...)


On borrowing a very sensitive water-filled portable compass and quartering the area, he discovered that this was indeed a highly localized anomaly in which his domicile happened to be situated dead center. He is now theorizing that the phenomenon may be a vortex related to the nearby extinct volcano Mount Ida. Vortices have been known to occur in volcanic mountain areas, and in the past some have become tourist attractions.

Individual observations are of value, but need to be balanced by additional data from a much wider geographical area. Thus alarms about sudden general "pole shift" may be put to rest, and anomalies studied for what they are.

Ted Twietmeyer is one of those calling for volunteers to join in a non-profit effort to track the magnetic pole shift -- or apparent pole shift. Summaries and links to this data would be appropriate for the above-mentioned PESWiki directory.


by Mary-Sue Haliburton, Pure Energy Systems News

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Interesting Thoughts




Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are dead?

Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?

What is the speed of darkness?

Are there specially reserved parking spaces for "normal" people at the Special Olympics?

If you send someone 'Styrofoam', how do you pack it?

If the temperature is zero outside today and it's going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

If it's true that we are here to help others, what are the others doing here?

Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer?

If someone with a split personality threatens to commit suicide, is it a hostage situation?

Do you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

If money doesn't grow on trees then why do banks have branches?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see you naked anyway?

Batman's Greatest Boner

This World Is Not My Home

This world is not my home I'm just a passing through

My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue

The angels beckon me from heaven's open door

And I can't feel at home in this world anymore

Oh Lord you know I have no friend like you

If heaven's not my home then Lord what will I do

The angels beckon me from heaven's open door

And I can't feel at home in this world anymore

I have a loving mother just up in Gloryland

And I don't expect to stop until I shake her hand

She's waiting now for me in heaven's open door

And I can't feel at home in this world anymore

Oh Lord you know...

Just over in Gloryland we'll live eternaly the saints on every hand are shouting victory

Their songs of sweetest praise drift back from heaven's shore

And I can't feel at home in this world anymore

Oh Lord you know...

The Best Of Office Space

One of The Wizard's all-time favourite movies. Even more so as I work in a cubicle








VERY FUNNY - Robin Williams On American Idol Gives Back 2008


RIP

Memories Of The Quiet Room

The Quiet Room
The Saskatchewan air
Your waiting on the stairs
I remember every night
Scenes from home in the Quiet Room

How long have I been gone
Did winter kill the lawn
And all those polaroids you sent
Are on the wall in the Quiet Room

They've got this place
Where they've been keeping me
Where I can't hurt myself
I can't get my wrists to bleed
Just don't know why
Suicide appeals to me

The Quiet Room
Is sterilized and white
It's like a tomb
With just a moth stained naked light

Plastic forks and spoons
No laces in my shoes
They all know what I tried to do
Outside the Quiet Room

This quiet place
It ain't so new to me
It's haunted atmosphere
Has heard so many scream
My home from home
My twilight zone
My strangest dream

My confidant
I have confessed my life
The Quiet Room
Knows more about me than my guy

They've got this place
Where they've been keeping me
Where I can't hurt myself
I just can't
I just can't get these damn wrists to bleed

A mattress on the floor
No handles on the door
I really need nothing here
I'm alone

Been there, done that, got a t-shirt...

*Adapted from The Quiet Room, Alice Cooper

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How Geeky Are You?

Do you know your geek trivia? Let Veritasium show you a thing or two.

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Woman Discovers Engagement Ring From 2004 on a Carrot in Her Home Garden

by Melissa Locker, Time.com

A woman was digging in the garden when she pulled up a carrot from the vegetable patch, and discovered that it was already taken—the carrot was wearing a diamond engagement ring.

As if you needed another reason to love vegetables.

Colleen Daley found the ring was perfectly fitted around the carrot, which had clearly grown inside of it at the farm near Armena, Alta in Canada that her family has owned for more than 100 years. “I knew it had to belong to either grandma or my mother-in-law,” Daley told the CBC news. “Because no other women have lived on that farm.”

Turns out it was her mother-in-law, Mary Grams, who had lost her ring while working in the vegetable patch way back in 2004. “We looked high and low on our hands and knees,” she said. “We couldn’t find it.” She had received the ring from her soon-to-be husband in 1951, and when she realized it was lost, she quickly replaced it without ever telling her husband about its disappearance. “I didn't tell him, even, because I thought for sure he'd give me heck or something,” she said. In the 13 years since she lost the ring to the carrot bed, her husband has passed.

Now she is excited to put her ring back on—as soon as she gets it back from that carrot.

"Chief"

A young man named John received a parrot named 'Chief' as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.

John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary.

Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute. Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer.

The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said, 'I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behaviour.'

John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behaviour, the bird continued, 'May I ask what the Turkey did?'

A Boeing Dreamliner drew a giant outline of itself in the air, and it’s awesome


The flight pattern of a Boeing Dreamliner 787-8 created an airplane shape on Aug. 3. (William Neff/The Washington Post)
On Wednesday afternoon, a Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner took off from Seattle and flew about 2,000 miles to Marquette, Mich. It would have seemed an inconsequential flight — if not an odd city pairing — had the plane not turned back immediately and begun cruising southwest.

Just after reaching the tip of South Dakota, the Dreamliner banked right again, doing a seemingly random tour of the state’s airspace before turning south and veering into Nebraska.

What in the world was this plane doing?

The answer would become clearer after the Dreamliner had flown several more hours. It was then that flight-tracking apps showed exactly what the pilot was up to: Drawing a giant outline of itself over the United States.

On social media, people pondered the reasons for the amusing flight pattern: Was it a test flight? Stealth advertising for the Dreamliner? A gratuitous use of fuel? Perhaps the pilot was drunk, one person joked.

“Looks more like an Airbus to me,” another Twitter user commented. It was unclear if he was being serious.

Bad day on the Job....


This is even funnier when you realize it's real! Next time you have a bad day at work, think of this guy.

Bob is a commercial saturation diver for Global Divers in Louisiana. He performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs. Below is an email he sent to his sister. She then sent it to radio station 103.2 on FM dial in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, who was sponsoring a worst job experience contest. Needless to say, she won.


Hi Sue,

Just another note from your bottom-dwelling brother.

Last week I had a bad day at the office. I know you've been feeling down lately at work, so I thought I would share my dilemma with you to make you realize it's not so bad after all.

Before I can tell you what happened to me, I first must bore you with a few technicalities of my job. As you know, my office lies at the bottom of the sea. I wear a suit to the office. It's a wetsuit. This time of year the water is quite cool.

So what we do to keep warm is this: We have a diesel powered industrial water heater.

This $20,000 piece of equipment sucks the water out of the sea. It heats it to a delightful temperature.

It then pumps it down to the diver through a garden hose, which is taped to the air hose.

Now this sounds like a darn good plan, and I've used it several times with no complaints. What I do, when I get to the bottom and start working, is take the hose and stuff it down the back of my wetsuit.

This floods my whole suit with warm water. It's like working in a Jacuzzi.

Everything was going well until all of a sudden, my butt started to itch.

So, of course, I scratched it. This only made things worse. Within a few seconds my butt started to burn.

I pulled the hose out from my back, but the damage was done. In agony I realized what had happened. The hot water machine had sucked up a jellyfish and pumped it into my suit.

Now, since I don't have any hair on my back, the jellyfish couldn't stick to it. However, the crack of my butt was not as fortunate.

When I scratched what I thought was an itch, I was actually grinding the jellyfish into the crack of my butt.

I informed the dive supervisor of my dilemma over the communicator. His instructions were unclear due to the fact that he, along with five other divers, was laughing hysterically. Needless to say I aborted the dive.

I was instructed to make three agonizing in-water decompression stops totaling thirty-five minutes before I could reach the surface to begin my chamber dry decompression. When I arrived at the surface, I was wearing nothing but my brass helmet.

As I climbed out of the water, the medic, with tears of laughter running down his face, handed me a tube of cream and told me to rub it on my butt as soon as I got in the chamber. The cream put the fire out, but I couldn't poop for two days because my butt was swollen shut.

So, next time you're having a bad day at work, think about how much worse it would be if you had a jellyfish shoved up your butt.

Now repeat to yourself, "I love my job, I love my job, I love my Job."

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Being American means never having to say "Sorry!"

by Michael Hiscock, from TheLoop.ca

Canadians love to say ‘sorry’ so much, we had to make this law

Are you really that surprised?


There’s nothing quite like the classic Canadian apology.

You won’t find people in any other country in the world who will say the word “sorry” to someone who is clearly in the wrong. This is a uniquely Canadian phenomenon. So unique, in fact, that the term carries legal weight in the province of Ontario.

The “Apology Act“, passed in 2009, is a direct result of Canada’s overuse of the word “sorry”. See, once upon a time, lawyers in court were probably able establish guilt quite easily. All they would have to do is prove someone apologized at the time of the incident and presto! the verdict would swing in their favour.

Of course, in Canada, such a trend would create massive problems, as everyone says sorry whether they are at fault or not. That’s why lawmakers cleared it up, stipulating that an apology of any kind “means an expression of sympathy or regret” and not “an admission of fault or liability in connection with the matter to which the words or actions relate.”

Only in Canada would such a law be necessary. Only in this country can you be rear-ended, exit your car and apologize to the person who just hit you.

“Sorry for getting in your way, friend. You must be in a hurry!” you’d say.

Before the act was passed, that statement could technically be seen as an admission that the accident was your fault. That’s why the Apology Act is the best thing to happen to Ontario, because now we can say “sorry” without fear.

Guy just walked directly into you? “Sorry!”

Someone dropped their wallet and you returned it to them? “Super sorry!”

Someone blocking a bus seat with their backpack? “I’m so, so sorry!”

Fast-food cashier got your order wrong? “PLEASE SORRY THANKS MAPLE SYRUP MOOSE.”

Because every Canadian knows, deep down, that half the time we apologize, we’re apologizing for the incompetence of the other person.

Sorry about that.

Catz und Dogz