Friday, July 20, 2018

Retirement

Will challenge your imagination

Autocracy


 "After starting a trade war, giving tax hand outs to the rich that will likely blow up the US fiscal deficit and antagonizing NATO allies while befriending despotic leaders, this latest action of Trump further establishes the pattern of his capricious, often short term focus. That in itself is a scary observation and an understandable reason why the dollar sold off.”

Sources CNN  theguardian.com   Provider  Youtube 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Das Ding-an-sich bin ich

and not me

Knowing history  especially your own is a valuable asset 

Link source Youtube   Performance Pink Floyd   title  Us and Them



 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

By any other name

is a frog hanging on a garbage can

Source:  God  he makes all creatures great and small

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sucked in

What appears smooth and appealing on the surface is not always what it seems on the inside. 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Uber sky taxi

An artist's rendering of the Uber flying taxi concept in this handout image provided to Reuters May 7, 2018. Uber/Handout via REUTERS

Monday, July 09, 2018

Charity: A poem


Give charity its due, no fumbling in the pew
Any amount to suffice, we are men not merely mice
Who show god thanks, for what we have
Give tithes, so waves may ride
Fore those less fortunate, the ones who bear
And do not fuss, a life down here
Who carry burdens, of our birth 
Few have life, with joy and mirth
Do enjoy, time here on earth



Friday, July 06, 2018

Remember SNL



Before cell phones there was Saturday Night Live

"One of the skeptics was NBC Research chief Bill Rubens, who com­plained openly that Saturday Night wasn't, as he'd predicted all along, deliver­ing enough viewers to justify its budget. Nor did it seem to have much potential for improvement. In December, Rubens's department finished a re­port on the results of an opinion survey it had conducted on Saturday Night's first few shows. The report found several 'areas of concern' with the program. Viewers, the survey said, found Saturday Night 'terribly disjointed.' It left them feeling 'bombarded by a constant stream of short segments.' Another 'disturbing impression' was that viewers expected more spontaneity from a live show than they were getting from Saturday Night: 'The production should allow for or include the unexpected or ad-lib.' There was 'a rather large nega­tive response' to the [television] commercial parodies. Weekend Update, according to the survey, 'has potential, though not outstanding strength.' The report concluded that 'viewers found the comedy inconsistent, often too slapstick and sometimes in poor taste (mostly to older adults). It is also obvious that some people are having problems adapting to the show and that much of the humor was simply over their heads.' ...
 
 Article source  Delanceyplace.com


Thursday, July 05, 2018

Russian economic decline anticipated



Universe perceptual

I enjoy placing objects with different diffusion properties in a plane   Add a light source and you have a personal universe of possibilities    Once again does art replicate science   Unless we challenge the possibilities there is no way to know

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Pitfalls of femininity

Provided for all those who are considering a gender change

Image made possible by the software guys at daz3d.com

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Iran and Iraq


Bitter Rivals:  Iran and Saudi Arabia  A Frontline Pocast   
 
REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl & Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS
 

Friday, June 29, 2018

"If we don't vote...

...then this democracy doesn't work."

source https://www.thedailybeast.com

Mr. Obama may not appeal to you anymore than President Trump does to others, but he does offer some sense to the democratic political process that presently appears chaotic.  Countries are not corporation within themselves, they must collaborate, negotiate and understand each other in order to peacefully prosper. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Your getting older

What's it like to grow old?  This is a question I asked my father.  His answer was simple and to the point.  "I think the same, but I am tired."  Of course we think the same.  You would think a lifetime of failures and successes would alter our conscience.  The accumulated earned wisdom does not change who we are.  It simply confirms the person people see, whether they view correctly or not. 

If you live your life foolishly, you ache all over both inside and out.  Then again without taking a few chances, what is life for?  Regrets are a plenty for the person who did not tempt fate.  Living with the consequences of our soul's desires is the stuff of life.  So, do something stupid and it will in effect haunt you all you're living days.  Become the beacon of humanity and it will eventually crush you unless you find a hidden crutch.  All great men have one or two tucked away in their private lives, the grand escape that lets hope linger and the purpose for life survives. 

Live each day as though it were your last and one day it will be. 


photo source   https://www.this-is-cool.co.uk/the-amazing-art-of-max-bedulenko

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Don't be a sucker



Source  US National Archives - The cost of denying personal perspective

Friday, June 22, 2018

The craft or art of writing

The use of pictures instead of words takes us back to an era when drawing images was our language. We have become as the ancients falling back to a solitary visual skill for expression, communication and historical accounting. Recent technology makes it so.

"The craft or art of writing is the clumsy attempt to find symbols for the wordlessness."  - John Steinbeck

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The denigration of humanity

Those who serve us want us to believe that what we see is desirable

It's not desirable   its atrocity