Monday, June 30, 2014

Great workshop in quantum physics online and FREE

Title:  The Holographic Universe   in 5 parts -- this is the link to the first part and you will find the links to Parts 2-5 in the sidebar.

This workshop contains excerpts from the wonderful film The Powers of Ten, which starts at about 7 minutes into the first part (link above).  This course is like attending lectures of many of the most famous quantum physicists of our time.  Isn't the Internet GREAT?  (~.~)

Good food for thought in this course!!!!  Please pass it along to your friends if you have a chance to view it and think it worthwhile.


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Born before 2000? If you love dancing, you MUST see this short video!

This video was voted the best dance video on the internet… watch a few seconds and you will understand why! In only 6 minutes, dancer Judson Laipply takes us through the evolution of dancing from Elvis to Eminem. Nothing beats this video!!!

In a short time-travel video, this guy dances his way from the 1950′s through today.  He's really got the moves!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Short video of astronaut Edgar Mitchell talking about UFO coverup

For believers and unbelievers -- interesting info. from a former astronaut:

(Video: 6 minutes): 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

PA neighborhood watch member also a proselytizer for the KKK

I like one Reader's Comment to the article:  The modern communication age is wonderful. Now everyone who chooses to look can see their neighbors, school officials and politicians for exactly what and who they are.  There's a lot of truth in that statement. It's hard to hide prejudice, no matter how much one may deny it if confronted about it.  As for William Walters, he's obviously not the brightest bulb in the chandelier. In his 2nd Facebook entry below, he refers to affirmative action as "affirmation" action.  Walters has the "old white man" mentality that is slowly disappearing as the elder generation passes away.  These old white men are most often Republicans of the Tea Party persuasion who don't recognize/admit that their beliefs are racist.  You have to wonder at how the Republican party of the future will be able to remain a major political force, as time and raised consciousness replace the ignorance and bigotry of much of today's membership. If they keep on the way they are going, the "Grand Old Party" will be nothing but a memory in another generation or two.

PA neighborhood watch member says he was fired for ‘religious belief’ in white superiority

By Scott Kaufman
Thursday, June 26, 2014

A former member of the Tacony Town Watch in Philadelphia is claiming that he was removed from the watch because of his “religious belief” in the superiority of the white race.

William Walters, the Grand Dragon of Ku Klux Klan-affiliated group East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire, told Philadelphia that the organization is “a Christian group,” and on his Facebook page, he regularly argues that his racist beliefs are religious in origin:

Walters said he plans on suing the Town Watch and the 65th Ward for his dismissal as soon as he finds a lawyer who will take his case. The American Civil Liberties Union already rejected him, and he has yet to hear back from the Philadelphia Bar Association.

“My rights were infringed upon,” he said. “I can’t believe in what I want to? This has infringed on my First Amendment rights. It’s reverse discrimination.” Such discrimination is another of his favorite discussion topics on Facebook:

He also insisted that the Klan is no longer a hate group.

“I know we have a bad name, but it’s not that way no more,” he said. “When was the last time a black or Hispanic got hung on a tree?”

Town Watch President Joe Nicoletti told Philadelphia that he was not removed for his beliefs, but because he was using his position as a member of the Town Watch to proselytize.

“We received information that Bill had been distributing flyers in the neighborhood trying to recruit new members,” he said.

In the meantime, Walters vowed to start his own town watch with his fellow Klansmen.

“We’re basically the same thing as the town watch,” he said. “We want to try to get rid of the trash coming in.”


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

English language word play - heteronyms

It is said that English is the most difficult language to learn. Below are crazy-making examples of why that may be true.  Sure am glad I was born into it and didn't have to learn it later! (~.~)


Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning.

A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym.

You think English is easy?
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture..
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert..
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong for me to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear..
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France . Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.
English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.
PS. - Why doesn't 'Buick' rhyme with 'quick'?