Thursday, February 21, 2008

Duma Key Psychic Strangeness

Shelly is reading Duma Key by Steven King. She says it starts out slow but gets pretty good. Since she has been reading that book a couple of odd things have happened. Our little white dog got a new squeaky toy, we like to name them because he will go get the one that you tell him to, like "Go get dragon." and most of the time he will bring you the right one. My daughter named the new one Pursey. It kind of freaked Shelly out because one of the characters in the book is named Pursey (not sure about the spelling but that doesn't matter). This morning at the kitchen table, I had a strange urge to draw a little tree, which I did. (kind of like the mashed potatoes mountain on Close Encounters of the third kind) Shelly saw it and asked "What's that?" I said "Oh just a futuristic tree that I had an urge to draw." She immediately started flipping through the pages of the book and showed me a little drawing from the book. It was a simplistic tree very much like the one I drew. Neither my daughter nor I had even looked in the book. Shelly hasn't finished it yet, I'm wondering what strangeness will happen next.

Past Tents?

In some places, after you go through orientation you are oriented but not in Biblebelt, here you are oreintaded. In some places when you have your female dog fixed, it has been spayed but in Biblebelt your dog has been spayded, so now you know.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Make That Drop

Our little white dog loves squeaky toys, he got a new one the other day and he learned a new trick to do with it. He drops it in the toilet! He looks so proud of himself for thinking of that all on his own. My daughter, being completely grossed out by this, pretended to flush it down the toilet. We'll have to see if this breaks him from it.

Source Reveals Secret UFO Meeting at U.N.

by Michael E. Salla, Ph.D

Posted: 18:54 February 13, 2007

I received the following email from two trusted colleagues (Clay and Shawn Pickering) regarding a reliable source informing them that a secret meeting occurred yesterday morning (Feb 12) at the New York office of the United Nations concerning the recent spate of UFO sightings. It appears that a number of nation states are concerned about the impact of increased UFO sightings and wish to be briefed about what is happening.

Their source, who currently works in the diplomatic corps, had to travel for an early morning off the record meeting at the UN. Their source revealed that a secret UFO working group exists that is authorizing the release of such information to the public, in an effort to acclimate others to what is about to unfold.

A date of 2013 was given as the time for official disclosure and/or when extraterrestrials show up in an unambiguous way. In the interim there will be acclimation related releases of information. Importantly, the source revealed that the events leading up to official disclosure will involve more ethically oriented extraterrestrials, and they will not pose a military threat to the world.

The information below may be related to the recent debate in the Japanese parliament and statements by the Defense Minister over how Japan would respond to extraterrestrials appearing over Japanese airspace that display peaceful intent. It appears nation states are moving forward in developing public policy on how to respond to extraterrestrials showing up. So if the information below is accurate, then it is likely that we will see more examples of governments making official statements concerning how they would respond to extraterrestrials that show up over their airspace. It is likely that parliamentarians around the world will start receiving briefings to help them develop public policy concerning extraterrestrial life.

Crime Story - Runaway

Friday, February 15, 2008

Global Warming and the Brown Dwarf

U.S. News and World Report, September 10, 1984
Planet X — Is It Really Out There?

JPEG Images courtesy of John DiNardo.

Shrouded from the sun's light, mysteriously tugging at the orbits of Uranus and Neptune, is an unseen force that astronomers suspect may be PLanet X — a 10th resident of the Earth's celestial neighborhood.

Last year, the infrared astronomical satellite (IRAS), circling in a polar orbit 560 miles from the Earth, detected heat from an object about 50 billion miles away that is now the subject of intense speculation.

U.S. News and World Report, September 10, 1984

"All I can say is that we don't know what it is yet," says Gerry Neugenbaur, director of the Palomar Observatory for the California Instititute of Technology. Scientists are hopeful that the one-way journeys of the Pioneer 10 and 11 space probes may help to locate the nameless body.

Some astronomers say the heat-emitting object is an unseen collapsed star or possibly a "brown dwarf" — a protostar that never got hot enough to become a star. However, a growing number of astronomers insist that the object is a dark, gaseous mass that is slowly evolving into a planet.

For decades, astromers have noted that the orbits of two huge, distant planets — Neptune and Uranus —deviate slightly from what they should be according to the laws of physics. Gravitational pull from Planet X would explain that deviation.

OKC Mustang Chase

I'm so glad I can share this with you, I watched it live. This happened in Oklahoma City. The guy in the Mustang is the best driver I've ever seen, you may find yourself pulling for him a little.

It's Alright, I'm a Cop from Florida!

By now you've probably seen the video of the Florida cop dumping the guy in a wheelchair onto the floor. I was trying to think of a protest that we could do if they don't charge the cop with anything. I think that we should dump people in wheelchairs onto the floor, ground or street as a protest. Lets say you're in the mall and you see a person in a wheelchair, run over there and dump them out and frisk them, don't feel bad, it's for their own good because it's part of a protest. If anyone says anything or tries to stop you just yell "It's alright, I'm a cop from Florida!" But if you are actually in Florida, you probably don't want to say that, for legal reasons.

Disclaimer: If you actually consider doing anything that this blog suggests, please check yourself into the nearest mental health facility without delay, tell them that Tex sent you.

Profile Not Available

I don't get it. Lately I've seen some cool comments by some people that seem to think kind of like me but when I try to go to their blog, I get one of these.
Profile Not Available
What's the deal? They just want to comment? Their blog is top secret?
Their paranoia is even grander than mine?
Just wondering (and bitching a little).

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

Algae Huh?

By Amanda Leigh Haag
Published on: March 29, 2007

Just three years ago, Colorado-based inventor Jim Sears shuttered himself in his garage and began tinkering with a design to mass-produce biofuel. His reactor (plastic bags) and his feedstock (algae) may have struck soybean farmers as a laughable gamble. But the experiment worked, and today, Sears’ company, Solix Biofuels in Fort Collins, is among several startups betting their futures on the photosynthetic powers of unicellular green goo.

The science is simple: Algae need water, sunlight and carbon dioxide to grow. The oil they produce can then be harvested and converted into biodiesel; the algae’s carbohydrate content can be fermented into ethanol. Both are much cleaner-burning fuels than petroleum-based diesel or gas.

The reality is more complex. Trying to grow concentrations of the finicky organism is a bit like trying to balance the water in a fish tank. It’s also expensive. The water needs to be just the right temperature for algae to proliferate, and even then open ponds can become choked with invasive species. Atmospheric levels of CO2 also aren’t high enough to spur exponential growth.

Solix addresses these problems by containing the algae in closed “photobioreactors”—triangular chambers made from sheets of polyethylene plastic (similar to a painter’s dropcloth)—and bubbling supplemental carbon dioxide through the system. Eventually, the source of the CO2 will be exhaust from power plants and other industrial processes, providing the added benefit of capturing a potent greenhouse gas before it reaches the atmosphere.

Given the right conditions, algae can double its volume overnight. Unlike other biofuel feedstocks, such as soy or corn, it can be harvested day after day. Up to 50 percent of an alga’s body weight is comprised of oil, whereas oil-palm trees—currently the largest producer of oil to make biofuels—yield just about 20 percent of their weight in oil. Across the board, yields are already impressive: Soy produces some 50 gallons of oil per acre per year; canola, 150 gallons; and palm, 650 gallons. But algae is expected to produce 10,000 gallons per acre per year, and eventually even more.

“If we were to replace all of the diesel that we use in the United States" with an algae derivative, says Solix CEO Douglas Henston, "we could do it on an area of land that’s about one-half of 1 percent of the current farm land that we use now."

Solix plans to complete its second prototype by the end of April and to begin building a pilot plant this fall. That plant will take advantage of CO2 generated from the fermentation and boiler processes of New Belgium Brewery, also in Fort Collins. The company’s initial target is to be competitive with biodiesel, which historically sells for about $2 per gallon, wholesale. They believe they can reach this goal within a few years, and are ultimately aiming to compete with petroleum.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A typical American couple concerned about steroid use by professional athletes.

WNBA Disappointed

A two-year-old Indian girl born with four arms and four legs was due to leave hospital Saturday, more than a month after an operation to remove her extra limbs, a doctor said. A statement was released by the WNBA (The Women's National Basketball Association)
"It's a shame, she might have been a superstar." "Our recruiters already had their eyes on her." "We're very disappointed."

Saturday, February 09, 2008

The Haircut

I was sitting in the chair getting my hair cut, listening to a couple of old ladies talk politics. "Hell no, I voted for Hillary." "If that other thing gets to be president, I think I'll leave the country." I was thinking to myself, I guess that's why Clinton won the Oklahoma Democratic primary. There are a bunch of old racist women here that would never vote for any black person but have progressed enough to vote for a woman, as long as she's white. I must have been making a face trying to hold in my outrage because someone quickly said "Let's don't talk about politics, I'm tiered of it." So the old ladies started talking about pain pills and muscle relaxers. One of them saying she was pretty buzzed because she took on of Maggie's pain pills and they must be stronger that hers were, they were a different color. They went on and on about swapping pills and all that. This stuff is fine with me but I'd bet you dollars to donuts that if a story came on the news (which we were watching at the time) saying that they had busted someone for prescription drug abuse, these ladies would be saying "Good! One less druggie on the streets!" They just don't see themselves the way I do.
But I guess that's life in Biblebelt, Oklahoma.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Mixed Results in Marijuana Study

Stopping marijuana use can produce withdrawal symptoms that rival those of nicotine withdrawal, according to a small study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

The study, which looked at 12 adults who were heavy users of marijuana and cigarettes, found that, similar to nicotine withdrawal, quitting marijuana caused symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, sleep problems and difficulty concentrating.

The study also showed that smoking marijuana helped patients with irritability issues, anxiety disorders, sleep disorders and concentration problems.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

A Tough Ho to Row

Edgar, the guy that rows the boat, saw Jamie, the 400 pound prostitute and knew she was going to be a tough ho to row.

Still The Girl Next Door

Wednesday, August 01, 2007
By Ben Cannon

Jackson Hole, Wyo.-Dawn Wells will never escape the notoriety she first gained in 1964 as Mary Ann Summers on TV’s “Gilligan’s Island.” But that is not something that bothers her very much.

In fact, the fourth generation Nevada native who holds a BFA in theater has maintained her gratitude for the campy show that made her character a household name. Playing the somewhat naïve, yet wholesome all-American girl next door, Wells – though educated and worldly – identified with her character’s set of old-fashioned values and farm girl work ethic.
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