Friday, 30 November 2012

JFK I do not know what to believe

Ridiculous Drug Laws

If you went to high school in Canada between 1967 and present day you mingled with or where a person who used marijuana. I wonder how many high school kids had an operation Jump Street take them down?  Maybe a pretty girl asks you to get her some pot, and boom your going down for trafficking. Of course now days that would never happen right? No in Niagara Falls it just happened. Why waste the money on this exercise, not to say turning kids into criminals for life?

Especially if you reflect on the California experience, where removing criminal penalties for Pot has resulted in a 20% decrease in youth crime. The lowest level of crime recorded since California started keeping track in 1954.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Warp Drive

 Miguel Alcubierr's 1994 paper was a proof that space time could be manipulated to expand space time behind allowing a vessel to travel  at warp speeds. The CBS created Vulcan command ship above uses an Alcubierr drive. Sadly this model predicted a mass of energy equal to Jupiter would be required to travel to Alpha Centori. 

Harold White took a hard look at the math and seems to have calculated a better equation that would allow a craft with only 1600 Kg of mass energy to make the trip. NASA is currently working on a proof of concept.

Meanwhile at area 51 sighting of a gravity defying craft the size of a football field are comming in. Publishers of x files say its the TR-3B, which is designed to travel at warp speeds.

All in all very fasinating stuff.

Harold White Update.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Ford an example to live by

Elections cannot be substituted for laws. Look at Hazel, she could kill babies in the courtyard at lunchtime in Square one, and the decision of the people, no problem. We see this over and over in positions big and small. Another glaring example is contempt of Parliament, and the people decide its no big deal. So just like term limits we need laws to protect the body politic from its own lizard brain. That why this decision will be embraced in the long term. That is why for our elected leaders we need more accountablity, not less, less tolerance not more.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Alien Abduction Lamp

At $80 dollars its an expensive gag gift, but a Hat Tip to the minds behind it.

Presidents of the United States

Lump she's Lump she's in my head. (sorry about the commercial) I have never heard this 1995 release (or band)  before, its (they are) fam dam tastic. 

another version from the Letterman show 1995

another song called Peaches (no commercial)

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Auto Tinting Glass

Imagine adjusting the tint on your windows at will. Another Sci Fi brought to the consumer at a cost just 50% more than standard glass.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Do you believe in Gaia?

I do not. However for the faithful the evidence is piling up.

1) Hurricane Sandy may have won the election for the pro planet candidate. The coal burning son of Mr Peabody took a body blow.
2) Mississippi River is drying up, and 20% of US coal has no place to go.
More sure to come.

Monday, 5 November 2012


The choice is stark. Do something different, or continue with the crony plutocracy. The only choice for change is Obama-Biden.  The Goodfellas style bust out of the world’s economy must be stopped. Obama will try and do this, Romney will exacerbate it. That’s the big picture that has earned Obama my tepid endorsement.  My limp handshake gripping his performance should be tempered by the fact; he faced and faces a bewildering chain of constraints.
Top Ten Reason to vote Obama
1) The middle class is his tribe.  Survival for the middle class is not rhetorical proposition. Obama may not be its greatest champion, but compared to Romney he is a Mother Teresa.
2) Without damaging the Democratic Party’s defense credentials he has ended two pointless wars. Furthermore, he derailed Netanyahoo's scheme to start a war with Iran. This achievement should not be underestimated. Its a given if both Romney and Netanyahoo govern simultaneously Iran will be preemptive collateral damage.
3) Obama care was a courageous step toward bringing America into the moral and civilised world where Health care is a human right.
4) Climate change is part of his belief system. His work on green energy and just leading the public opinion on this issue has been groundbreaking. Case in point the new mileage requirements for cars. Policies that have already become huge game changers; real change that benefits US citizens and the world every day.
5) His support for high speed rail. Anyone who has ridden the fast rails knows that a nation that does not have a high speed rail infrastructure is not going to be a player in the 21st century.
6) His reforms on education. Taking the baloney out of no child left behind.
7) His return to the world of international agreement. The king never wants to be bound by law. America has been the king for a long time. However Obama recognises the kingdom will run better if there are clear rules. The absolute rejection of the role of international jurisprudence was the worst instinct of the Bush world view.
8) His recognition that government has a huge role to play in citizen’s life. Things need to be done, so will a private organisation do a better job of running and regulating your life, or a public institution?
9) His admittance of defeat in the war on drugs. The actions have not meshed with the words yet.  However an Obama victory means this is another war that will be wound down, while Romney will clearly double down on crazy.
10) His clearheaded Vulcan like vision for NASA. Why spend scarce resources on photo ops? NASA has been revitalised to do the hard R&D, and let private enterprise fill in space.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Honda Jet

As a big fan of Honda if I had $4.5 million to buy a jet it might be this one. Lots of  innovation. Only jet in its class with a bathroom, and when you have to go at 30,,000 feet that's a huge selling point. The civic of the skies.

Update, now FAA certified.