Archive for the ‘red sea’ Category

and how much is a pint of milk?

February 19, 2011

Note Feb 26: WI lives!. I underestimated the cojones valence of the revolutionaries. Hope it ends well.

An action potential propagates through my tail watching the WI teachers and others taking on the governor and state troopers in the legislatures’ attempt to cut health benefits, raise contributions and curtail labor unions’ rights. Bravo! Dont let the newly elected bullies scare you. What a sight.

Maybe watching the fearless, more or less, revolters in squares across the arab countries, the wisconsonites get their cojones back. And so does the country. Maybe they will be spared volence and repression. Oh dear. Which leads me to hope that there is still hope for America? Praise the Lord. I mean the revolt, which is more like a revolt for dignity. I also hope the revolt of the unions moves through other states. Whats the problem with unions?; most people is so scared or despise them.

A revolt that may spread. For example, consider that WI is the second largest milk producer in the Union: how much is a pint of milk? Lots these days. And many want to cut federal (not sure about state) help for moms that breastfeed their babies. Despite obvious advantages, less than 50 % of babies are breast fed in the US. The milk factor may inspire WI moms to support their husbands, unions’ friends and breastfeed their babies anywhere and everywhere. On the spot!. How about that? Piggybacking on this basic rights movement (unions).

A peaceful revolt. Education and tities: the best of the world. (note: cow milk is NOT used to feed babies anyways)

But if good people like N Kristoff at the NYT keeps up their colonialist, bs as in (writing about Bahrain): “This kind of brutal repression is normally confined to remote and backward nations, but this is Bahrain. An international banking center. The home of an important American naval base, the Fifth Fleet. A wealthy and well-educated nation with a large middle class and cosmopolitan values”….

where in hell are the remote and backward nations? No nation is remote, the very idea is moronic, especially today.(at least geographically). It speaks awful of NKs’ idea of the rest of the world. He has often spoke of banana republics forgetting that US created them. No wonder people in the world dont like us. And dont like journalists. Nobody likes to hear shit about country, even if it is true. Bad diplomacy. A different thing is if they are enemies. Bahrain is an ally. And beat up reporters. And worst. You cant call someone you are a “backward remote” ah and not expect that person to punch you. I abhor violence, not all do.


El Mono Jojoy (RIP or not, hopefully)

September 23, 2010

meanwhile the science educated class of bloggers foam about a PLoS paper suggesting a geophysical explanation (really ..?) for “parting” the Red Sea..(.Im serious) in Colombia, el mono jojoy, a notorious FARC mercenary was dronidized to eternity together with more than 60  of his soldier-killers  (sicarios). I mention these two facts in tandem to point to the  irrelevancy of blog-mostly scientific-commentary in its inability to engage and influence positive change elsewhere.  Life happens physically. …still and the comments, secular, religious or whatever should adress the pressing conditions which somehow are hidden to the ruling bloggheads. What is the importance of the geophysics of the parting of the red sea??Zilch. Instead Coyne, Hawks and a bunch of others dive unto the issue as it was a matter and a metter of life or death when actually el mono jojoy was. Scientists are too scared to comment on anything real. If it wasnt so tragic it would be hilarious. Which it is. Picture a group of scientists blasting at each other about the merits of peer review (which is a euphemism for gorup interest), the Red Sea parting, darwinius, creation, group selection, the f*&*^&ing  selfish gene and more, much more. How has science blogging increased understanding to solve  the tragedy of Colombia? or the tragedy of the “Pledge to america” (the GOP preposterous claim to recovery). It is a pertinent question; scientists, rather than engage in futile, inane and insane word wars (after the second comment is mosty insults)should move their energy towards solving inequality and inequity. Social chiasm is fundamentally a problem of justice and distribution of resources.   Science blogging has become a ridiculousy superflous veneer of …meaningless bs (for most)