Friday, October 30, 2009

Climate Change BS - Copenhagen

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Interesting Audio-cast on Halloween

Friday, October 23, 2009

Windows 7 steal of a deal that most did't and don't know about........

You .edu email address people! have till January 3, 2010 12:00am CST

That is the old version of the website......they now have removed the Red text and had made it hard to find in the first place.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

So this is what Free Enterprise does to a part of the system.........

Obviously Health/Health Care is an important issue. It's a near & dear issue. So, since it is such, it's even easier (than a lot of the other issues that stump us) for "them" take advantage of you and me with.
Think about it, we go to the experts, the learned, the professionals and those in that/any field we no nothing about. And we/most of us are constantly influenced by people, forces, means that sneak up on us........ Why do they sneak up on us? Because-hard to admit-, we are asleep at the wheel-the wheel of life.
Why do think all the entertainment? and God knows I could go on about all the things that are "made" to keep us asleep at wheel. To, keep us paying those dozens of different taxes, keep us eating toxic crap so to get sick and end up needing "OUR" drugs.
Anyhow, I could on.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The End of the World? Dec. 21, 2012............

In 2012, a rare and possibly Earth-shattering astrological alignment is due to occur that will precipitate a cataclysmic event. Whatever is in store -- a massive cosmic collision, a global environmental disaster, an Armageddon-like religious showdown, or a more subtle transformation -- there have been multiple predictions from different times and cultures that December 21, 2012 will mark a major shift in the history of our planet.

NOSTRADAMUS: 2012 takes a detailed investigation of this chilling prophecy. This explosive two-hour sequel picks up where The Lost Book of Nostradamus left off. NOSTRADAMUS: 2012 seeks answers to key critical questions that may loom in just four years: Is there any modern scientific proof that such an alignment will indeed happen? Is any other compelling evidence throughout history that 2012 will be a year of unprecedented, even deadly, upheaval?

There is no disputing that we are a planet in crisis, and that there is a growing public obsession with 2012. But there is no cogent distinction between the sobering facts and hysterical fiction. What, if any, is the scientific ballast that substantiates the fears? NOSTRADAMUS: 2012 will look for the parallels between the nightmarish daily headlines and the 2012 prophecies from Nostradamus and others.

From the mystical realms of the Guatemalan jungles to the high-tech corridors of NASA; from the Hopi elders and Mayan shaman to the most respected thinkers of the modern age; from the symbology of the ancient pyramids in Mexico and Egypt to that of the gothic cathedrals and monuments of Europe -- the 2012 doomsday warning will be cast in a frighteningly modern context. December 21, 2012 is bearing down on us with alarming speed - and whether or not we are able to collectively heed the warnings and affect a course to avert disaster may be the defining moment of the modern age.

Amazing Eco-Cars

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

9 Best Eco Apocalyptic Science Fiction Films of All Time

by Mairi Beautyman, Berlin, Germany
There's nothing like a vision of a world gone to hell to get the point across.
Movies--especially fantastic movies--have the power to hit messages home with people around the world, regardless of class, race, or socio-economic background. In these nine post-apocalyptic movies (and one tv episode), ranging from the 1960's until next month (one's not released yet) the death destruction, and general bleak futuristic visions are all based on environmental disasters. A note on the selection process: Don't expect to see "Waterworld". Bombs, even with savvy green messages, didn't make the cut. Disagree or think I missed something? Fire away in the comments. Oh, and this list is filled with spoilers.

1. The Matrix Trilogy

Chances are you've seen at least one of these totally original cyberpunk flicks. So why do sentient machines trap humans in the Oscar-winning "Matrix series"? It's a familiar problem to us: an energy shortage. At first, the sentient machines were quite green by TreeHugger standards, tapping solar power. But when they tried to take over the world, the humans fought back by blocking the sun with dark clouds. Then the machines decided the humans could be the power..and developed a system, also quite green, to take energy from humanity's heat and brain's electrical activity. Unfortunately, that left humans living a false reality inside of the Matrix.

2. Children of Men

Nominated for three Academy Awards, Children of Men takes place in a future where no children have been born for the last 18 years. While it is not totally clear why there are no pregnancies, one of the theories presented by character Jasper Palmer (Michael Caine) is pollution, and a few scenes point to this. In one shot, small motorized vehicles that look like tuk-tuks, more common in Asia, are seen emitting heavy exhaust fumes on the streets of London. In another, the landscape is interrupted by several smoke stacks, apparently from factories. The subdued nature of this film, and the quietly heroic Theo Faron (the smoldering Clive Owen) make it particularly powerful.

3. Blade Runner

Androids might have human qualities, and Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford of chest-waxing fame) might be a replicant (much debated). Either way, the cult classic "Blade Runner" displays a dark future in which humanity is struggling in a bleak, overpopulated industrial world. While like in "Children of Men," it is not specifically clear what changed the landscape for the worse, pollution and global warming are suggested and most animals are extinct (one of the first to go was the owl).

4. The Mad Max Trilogy

Fuel is scarce in the world of "Mad Max," and in particular in "Mad Max 2" and "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome," has led to the general destruction of society. Governments collapse, and anarchy reigns, with the major forces being two warrior tribes fighting over oil, leaving massive casualties in their wake. It's a dog-eat-dog kind of world, and it seems only Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson, who's down with rubber recycling) is there to fight the bad guys.

5. Logan's Run

This 1976 film is introduced with the statement, "sometime in the 23rd century...the survivors of war, over population and pollution are living in a great doomed city, sealed away from the forgotten world outside. Here, in an ecologically balanced world, mankind lives only for pleasure, freed by the servo-mechanisms which provide everything." But the perfect society in "Logan's Run" has one problem: Population is strictly controlled, and citizens are killed off in a bizarre computer-controlled ritual at the age of 30. If you can't deal with the 1970's special effects, tune into the remake, scheduled to be released in 2010.

6. Soylent Green

What happens when pollution and the greenhouse effect kills the oceans, the animals, and just about anything green? Well strawberry jam costs $150 a jar (by 1979 standards, that is one pricey jar of preserves) and you start eating people, naturally.
In "Soylent Green," winner of the Nebula Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film in 1973, the main problems are overpopulation and no food. The population is forced to consist on a diet entirely of "high energy vegetable concentrates Soylent Red and Soylent Yellow," and the "new delicious Soylent Green, the miracle food of high-energy plankton, gathered from the oceans of the world." Turns out it's not plankton, kids. Classic scenes are when New York City police detective Robert Thorn (Charlton Heston) steps over dozens of people each time he climbs the stairs to his apartment, and a feast that contains a bunch of sad-looking vegetables and strip of meat. Cigarettes are absurdly expensive: "You know if I had the money, I'd smoke, two-three of these every day!" says Thorn. It's also interesting to note Thorn powers his apartment with a stationary bike and director Richard Fleischer clearly didn't think phones and TVs would be smaller in the future.


There's nothing like a trash-collecting robot looking for love to strike you right in the heart. In the computer-animated, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning "WALL-E," garbage covers the earth and humans (all comically obese and unable to move without hovering machines) are on an extended vacation in space until the earth is deemed habitable again. WALL-E, who is powered by solar power and fixes himself with recycled parts, saves the day when he gives a living plant to EVE, a robot that suddenly shows up looking for life on earth.

8. The Twilight Zone: Midnight Sun

Turn your speakers down if your going to watch the video!!
While not a movie, this 1961 "Twilight Zone" episode makes this list for being so ahead of its time, released before the world was truly aware of global warming or climate change. In "Midnight Sun," (watch the whole episode here), the scene opens with the explanation "even at midnight it is high noon, the hottest day in history..." Norma and Mrs. Bronson are the only people left in their apartment building in New York: The whole population has deserted the city in search of cooler temperatures, and the world is literally cooking under the heat. But then, in a dramatic plot twist, Norma wakes up to find the whole world about to freeze under plummeting temperatures.

9. The Road

Although not scheduled for release until November 25, "The Road" makes this list because if it is even half as good as the book it is based on, the Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy, we have something to look forward to. Critics--including Esquire's Tom Chiarella--are already giving the film raving reviews. Following a father and son's (Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee) journey over a post-apocalyptic landscape, the book attracted global attention, and British environmental campaigner George Monbiot proclaimed "It could be the most important environmental book ever." Both the movie and the book are about survival after an unexplained apocalypse: Nearly all of mankind appears to be dead, the air is polluted, and plants don't grow.

Honorable Mention in the Animation Category: 9

While "9," produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov, didn't quite make the cut due to mixed reviews and its 56 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, visually it is amazing to watch. Once again, humanity has killed itself--this time down to the last man. In order to let humanity live on, a scientist puts his soul in nine ragdolls, or "stitchpunks."

And so they were:
1. The Matrix Trilogy
2. Children of Men
3. Blade Runner

4. The Mad Max Trilogy

5. Logan's Run

6. Soylent Green


8. The Twilight Zone: Midnight Sun

9. The Road

Honorable Mention in the Animation Category: 9
by Mairi Beautyman, Berlin, Germany
Should have been in the list-maybe not Apocalyptic but awesome Sci-Fi flicks-I think:
1. The Fifth Element
2. Tron
3. THX 1138
4. The Black Hole
5. Aeon Flux
6. Chronicles of Riddick
7. Men in Black
8. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
9. Ghost in the Shell
11.2001: A Space Odyssey

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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