Black Hole Confirmation

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“This is the first study directly connecting a galaxy’s actively ‘feeding’ black hole to features found at much larger physical scales,” said lead researcher Francesco Tombesi, an astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). “We detect the wind arising from the luminous disk of gas very close to the black hole, and we show that it’s responsible for blowing star-forming gas out of the galaxy’s central regions.”

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/suzaku-herschel-link-a-black-hole-wind-to-a-galactic-gush-of-star-forming-gas/?linkId=13124238&utm_content=buffer1dd02&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Basilisk Idea

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The ‘Basilisk’, more commonly known as: ‘The Jesus Lizard’, is named so because it can literally run across the surface of water!  So what if we could mimic a set of flippers that match this lizards form and flexibility?  Now nobody is going to expect you to be able to run across Lake Ontario.  It’s just too far…  Yet it could be done in a series of incriments, if you wore balloons on your arms to keep you afloat, and wore one of those water jets that could push you back up to the surface, so you can run again.  You could bring along a fishing rod, and wear a big, zip up pouch to put fish in, and you wouldn’t need a boat…  This would accomplish three things.  It would get you from point A to B as quickly as a boat, and faster than a car.  It would therefore cut down on pollutants in the air.  It would give you some exercise.  And it would get you fish…  OK.  That’s four things, but who’s counting?

Listen!  Em.. If you ever you use one of my ideas to become a billionaire or are already a billionaire and can get someone else to do it so you become a trillionaire, would you mind sending me a measily million dollars so I can get out of poverty?  LOL!  Call it a finders fee…  See, I kind of look at this place like The Dragon’s Den.  So Kevin?  If you’re reading this, cough up!  I know…  That A-Hole would demand a patent which he well knows I could never afford without my first bag of peanuts :O)

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Truisms

Introduction:

Truisms are things that people say that tend to hold true throughout life for the vast majority of people.  They are quite literally saying that we all follow.  Seeing as how I still hold to my own invented Truism that everything is backwards, I take nothing for granted, and am therefore, as always, here to dispute various truisms in point form, staring with the more popular ones and working my way through some you may or may not have heard of before.  Beside them, I will state how I feel they do NOT apply.

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  • Wrong!  Most people prefer to be lied to and close their eyes to the truth…
  • You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink – Sure you can!  Just feed him a Mickey of Scotch and by the time you reach the watering hole, he’ll suck up the entire pond!
  • Only the good die young – I really don’t think SIDS is preferential: nor any other fatal disease for that matter.
  • What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger – Are you gonna tell me that Chicken Pox makes you stronger?
  • Be careful what you wish for.  You just might get it – Then why did you wish for it in the first place?
  • A little knowledge can go a long way – No!  A little knowledge can go a little way.  A lot of knowledge can go a long way!
  • A lot of professionals are crackpots – You are either a professional or a crackpot but can’t be both and make it work.  When was the last time you saw a professional with a diploma on his wall that said: ‘This professional is a certified crackpot.’?
  • A man can’t know what it is to be a mother – He can if the mother dies…
  • A positive attitude makes all the difference in the world – The world tries to stop you, positive attitude or not!
  • A sense of timing is the mark of genius – Unless you’re a madman, then it’s the mark of a madman…
  • Action causes more trouble than thought – Brilliant grasp of the obvious here.  But without thought, there would be no action.
  • All things are delicately interconnected – Like Husbands and Mother-In-Laws?
  • Anger or hate can be a useful motivating force – For blowing up cities and creating hate groups?
  • Animalism is perfectly healthy – As long if it’s alright with your neighbor to piss on his tree.
  • Any surplus is immoral – A surplus of morality is immoral?
  • Anything is a legitimate area of investigation – Well that shoots privacy all to Hell!
  • At times, inactivity is preferable to mindless functioning – I thought inactivity was tantamount to mindless functioning!
  • Awful punishment awaits really bad people – Awful punishment awaits really good people too…
  • Being happy is more important than anything else – except breathing…
  • Being alone with yourself is increasingly unpopular – Well if you’re alone with yourself, you’re not really alone…  You’re schizophrenic!
  • Being sure of yourself means you’re a fool – Oh?  I thought it meant you were confident.  Conversely then, not knowing what you’re doing means you’re a genius?
  • Change is valuable when the oppressed become tyrants – I told you torturing insects and rodents was the right thing to do!
  • Chasing the new is dangerous to society – So is closed mindedness!
  • Children are the most cruel of all – Children are the hope of the future…
  • Confusing yourself is a way to stay honest – It’s also a way to get yourself killed!

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  • What a crock of BS (Bad Smell)!  Creativity comes from within…  The trouble with thinkers is, they think too much!

Spank You Very Much

Introduction:

Contrary to popular belief, grieving is a process in which we come to terms with a person we’ve lost, rather than a suffering of their absence.  It is a process of forgiveness, not only for what transgressions against you are inflicted by a departed one, yet also for yourself, for not having forgiven them while they were alive.  Certainly even those we love have transgressed against us in one form or other.  No one is perfect by any means.  Yet for those who have viciously or ignorantly hurt us so deeply, that it seems unfathomable for us to even consider forgiving them, this is the true challenge of real strength and character!  In this article, I not only intend to state why we must forgive, but how important it is to approach God for proper instruction to go about doing so.  It’s not easy, and requires much reflection and deep contemplation on the matter, both for their freedom, and your own…

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Studies show that people who forgive are happier and healthier than those who hold resentments.[10] The first study to look at how forgiveness improves physical health discovered that when people think about forgiving an offender it leads to improved functioning in their cardiovascular and nervous systems.[11] Another study at the University of Wisconsin found the more forgiving people were, the less they suffered from a wide range of illnesses. The less forgiving people reported a greater number of health problems.

How Do We Fail To Forgive?

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When I was young, I found it so easy to forgive others because my mind was fresh, and I was so willing to look behind the reasons why people acted the way that they did.  Yet after being what seemed to be more and more senselessly beaten down by others, my heart grew cold and distant from them.  And by doing so, I gave up the one thing that was most precious to my existence on this Earth: my curiosity towards people: how they think and feel, and why they do the things they do.

A lack of curiosity stems from us either being unwilling to learn and understand, or thinking we already know and understand enough.  Unfortunately, most people reside at either end of these two extremes, when curiosity in fact lies someplace in between.  It was this discovery that lead me to understand that we therefore forgive others out of fear and obligation, rather than from a true change of heart.  This is a curious observation indeed because it explains why there’s so much war and hatred in this world.  It’s because we haven’t learned how to forgive ourselves yet, let alone tackling how to forgive others…

To Forgive, We Must Also Forget…

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After my brother died, I realized how much I still held against him in life: choosing to concentrate on his faults and shortcomings rather than understanding the circumstances behind them, and seeing his attempts to make an honest effort in this life.  You can’t forgive without trust!  And that’s a tall order when you feel as though someone violates that trust on a constant basis…  So what do you do?  You approach God with the problem…

Call it a hunch.  Call me wrong!  Call me irresponsible!  Stop calling me names!  OK?  But the one question I knew I had to ask God was the one I feared most: ‘How can you forgive me, for not forgiving my brother?’  And His response (since I always ask for wisdom, love and insight in my prayers) was simple yet elegant: ‘Forgive your brother first!  Then ask for forgiveness from me.’  So to forgive him, I had to first forgive myself for not forgiving him!  One must heal one’s own self first before thinking on the matter clearly, and with an open heart…

Do You Know What You Know?

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Do I know what I know?  I must always ask myself that question to reawaken my own curiosity, and to understand the workings behind people better!  This opens the door to more than people, but to everything…  Recently for instance, the question: ‘What is an ion?’ has been plaguing me no end!  LOL!  People run a little deeper than ions though.  In The Lord’s Prayer, what do we ask for?  (I always get you with The Lords Prayer!)  LOL!  We ask: ‘Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us…’  So is it others we want to forgive?  Or do we really want to forgive ourselves for forgiving half heartedly out of fear of retribution, and some mechanical obligation?  Something to think on!  The key to real forgiveness lies in one word listed boldly in the picture above…  Love…

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