Friday, July 16, 2010

Your future . . . take a look at the bottom of the cereal box . . .

Okay folks, here's the deal.

So far this year we've had a 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, with an estimated death toll exceeding 300,000, devastating an entire country.

We also had the opening of Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, the tallest man-made structure on earth, to date.

L’Homme qui marche I by Alberto Giacometti is sold for a record 103 (US) million, setting a record for an auction item.

The President of Niger, Tandja Mamadou is overthrown the military after storming the presidential palace.

A 8.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Chile less then a month after Haiti, triggering a tsunami across the Pacific, while the death toll was light, the size and scope of the quake has been regarded as one of the largest in recent history.

Uganda’s only cultural significance to the World Heritage Site, is destroyed by fire.

And now we come to April, the one month were everything seems to be put on high speed . . .

April 7th, Kyrgyzstan’s President Kurmanbek Bakiyev escapes Bishkek, as riots and fierce fighting erupts across the country.

April 10th, the President of Poland along with 95 others are killed when their plane crashes inside the boarders of Russia.

April 13th, a 6.9 earthquake strikes in Qinghai, China, a death toll that has been reported to exceed 2,000, with another 10,000 reported injured.

April 14th, a volcano underneath the Eyjafjallajokull glacier erupts sending ash across northern and western Europe.

And finally, April 20th, one day after the ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano stops, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explodes, killing 11, and throws the entire Gulf of Mexico region into chaos for nearly 3 months while BP tries to plug the damn hole.

But wait there is more . . . welcome to 2010 . . .

April 27th, the international credit rating service known as Standard & Poors downgrades Greece’s sovereign credit rating to junk status, resulting in an estimated 160 billion dollar bailout, to stay off a credit crisis throughout Europe.

Wow, only fourth months into the year and just think nine more months to go . . . so what do you think so far?

It’s been quite the year hasn’t it?

Wait there’s more . . .

In May, we have scientists completing the genome sequencing of the Neanderthal, raising suggestions that Homo Sapiens and Neanderthal may have interbred. While at the same time other scientists have managed to create a synthetic functional genome.

Five paintings from Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris were stolen, with an estimated value of €100 million.

And just too round things out . . .

Nine activists aboard a flotilla ship trying to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza are killed by security forces. A mere week later, ethnic riots erupt across Kyrgyzstan, between Kygyz and Uzbeks resulting in death of hundreds.

All this leads into the annual summit of world leaders, titled the G-8 and the G-20.

We’re now in July and most, in not all those listed above have yet to be totally resolved. So where do we go from here?

Back to the bottom of the cereal box.

So does that mean? “The bottom of the cereal box”. In a sense, we all look for the prize in the cereal box, and guess what folks . . . we’re all in for one hell of a prize. What it is, well that takes a grand set of eyes to even attempt to speculate. I say that because no matter what you could think of . . . the truth is always stranger then fiction.

So, where do we go from here?

In the next series of posts, I’ll pick apart all the points necessary to answer the question “where do we go from here?”

In the meantime . . . keep an eye out for the news, pay attention, because when it comes, and it will come . . . it’ll be fast and furious, just like this year has been already . . .

Peace and love will set you free . . .

Ode to sticking your finger into the fan . . .

Go play in traffic . . .
That knife would fit into that plug?
Can I stick my finger in the fan . . .
Smart things to do?

No not really, but we all look to the other side of possibilities and see what we can get away with. Well sorry to say folks, but there is someone out there who's stuck their finger in the fan and got away with it, big time.

Welcome to my blog, and as lame as that intro might be, I thought to slowly drag you kicking and screaming into the real world. Not the Lindsay Lohan, Mel Gibson, sugar coated candy flossed world you find yourself being sucked into sitting on that couch.
Nope, folks, the wool was pulled over your eyes a long, long time ago, and sorry to say, you, I and we all let it happen, because we were looking the other way.

So, what's the purpose of this blog?
Straight forward, I'd say to inform the public as to the real mechanics behind the curtain we call life, the world we live in, we exist in, and in some cases hide amongst.
In the follow, days and weeks, you'll find a whole assortment of posts, everything from your traditional text posts, to webcomics and even an open discussion, where I'll ask you folks a question and we'll just see how far we can get before . . . we're noticed.
And maybe that's the whole point of this, is to yell loud enough, to be heard, above the drone of crap that fills out everyday life.
While at the same time, this blog is my attempt to unload the stuff I notice and deal with, everyday, without having to dump this upon those who I consider friends, family and others.
So stay tuned . . . cos the fun is about to begin . . .

So . . . you want to join me in stick a finger in the fan?