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  • hardie karges 6:43 pm on November 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , knockout games,   

    Knockout Games: Sign of the times, just like “Clockwork…” 

    My increasing concern for the future of the human race (not the ‘planet’, mind you) is not based on Biblical revelations, millennial madness or general eschatological malaise. It’s based on a sober evaluation of the times in which we live. No matter how I crunch the numbers the outlook is bleak. And while my major concerns may be either cause or effect of global warming, general environmental degradation or population pressures, the current “Knockout Games” certainly give it a more personal, intimate horror and almost lends credence to the Biblical spin that Tea Partiers like to attach to our current era and their litany of Obamanations.

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    • kc 9:06 pm on November 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      wow, the knockout ‘games’ are highly disturbing. i am much more interested in this type phenomena than anything going on politically but maybe it is all related……o- i will miss the polar bears, altho not yet extinct i bet they will be soon. hopefully the kids playing the knockout games will become extinct or morph into decent humans. thanks for this, your big brain continually amazes.

  • hardie karges 3:35 pm on November 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Haiyan, Philippines, typhoon, Yolanda   

    Perfect Storm Typhoon Haiyan Gets a Sex Change 

    I only found out yesterday that Typhoon Haiyan is called ‘Yolanda’ in the Philippines.  I wonder if that’s standard procedure to give them female and/or Philippine names, or only if it’s a Chinese name that needs to be rejected.  

    In Indonesia Chinese letters and numbers (same thing) are illegal, so of course I had to wear my newly purchased Hong Kong T-shirt reading 香港 in the Jakarta airport 20 years ago.  Sure enough a policeman informed me that I was breaking the law.  I almost laughed in his face, but not quite.  I guess the ‘Year of Living Dangerously’ and the slaughter of thousands of resident Chinese in the name of anti-Communism was fresh on their minds, but still…  

    Maybe  a female name makes a storm seem more benevolent, Mother Nature and all, just a hissy fit or maybe that time of the month…

    BTW China pledge to increase the $100,000 is has pledged for disaster aid to the Philippines, nice guys, definitely hear more about that at treaty time…

     
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