Monday, February 09, 2009
Now think about it. If someone says this, they would almost immediately be attacked for being a fear-mongering, islamophobe. Fortunately for the authors, they have found a valid reference to the idea.
Unfortunately, that might also be seen as spurious.
For example, if there were no direct link to Arab terrorists flying the planes into the World Trade Center, and someone suggested it might have been arab terrorists, then they would have been labled right wing fear mongerers. Especially since it might have been Tom Clancy that gave them the idea in one of his books where the congress was targeted by a plane full of fuel but in this case flown by a Japanese Kamikaze type.
My point is, that although the fires in Australia might have been deliberately set with knowledge of wind patterns, set by mobile individuals with nothign more than a Bic lighter, were the case made that it might have been Arab terrorists, they would have been rounded on by liberals.
In situations like this, all avenues must be explored. A valid idea should probably be given some airplay to see if it dredges up some public informer or observant individual. But the mobs running amok, ready for a good old lynching must be held in check.
In any case, the modus operadi of a few indviduals, makeing use of the simplest of items, is shrewd and horrifying.
I might just turn out that this was indeed the case. Terror is, afterall, the point.
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Got new crocs, that have leather uppers. Ordered them on line.
But they were too damn hot. So I tood a drill to them and made holes in them. (got to make them holes a bit better).
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
The other day I was speaking to some friends about adoption and they told the story of the judge that had to give the final, legal approval for the adoption of their child. It was a fun, they said. The judge was happy and he was happy to meet happy people (my friends) who looked like great parents in waiting.
After hearing this story I was reminded of those dogs that find people under collapsed buildings or in avalanches.
Hunh? Stay with me, it really is going somewhere.
So the dogs, they are trained in situations where individuals are placed under rubble at demolition sites or in snow caves, to train the animals. The animals find them and everyone is happy. Except that is not so when the dogs have real life situations. The problem is that the dogs are depressed when they find dead bodies. Perhaps because they, the dogs, feel as though they did something wrong. Who knows?
To avoid the depression, at the end of a real life disaster, some of the trainers will be placed under the wreckage so the dogs can end the day on a high note. The saved someone!
Now, back to adoption. And the judge. Or rather, the judges. Think about all those court scenarios that are not happy. Probably many. Broken families, drug crimes, divorce cases, etc. What about the stress that these judges experience?
Why not schedule an end of day adoption proceeding for the judges so that, just before calling it a day, the courtroom doors open and lo and behold, smiling people are coming into the room. The judge, in contrast to the whole day before this, is actually doing something where everyone in the courtroom has a predispostion to be incredibly happy. The work of course has been done in the previous weeks, or maybe months. The psychologists and counselors have given the real weight to the decision. Only the judge is necessary since its a legal thing, at the very end.
Why not lets make the judges happy?
This idea is mine. I hope it sticks. Please pass it one.