Monday, January 28, 2008
The whole time I watch it, I want soccer like this in the US. Don't get me wrong we do have MLS, and they have some good teams and good players, and often I catch their games on ESPN2 or other networks. It just isn't the same level as Europe. I would watch some Central/South American games but I have a hard time following Spanish commentators.
btw, the movies Goal and Goal 2 are totally AWESOME. I highly recommend people watch them if you like soccer at all. I can't wait for the 3rd to come out later this year. I heard it will be about the World Cup and Argentina.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
I was watching TV the other day and there was this show on called “1000 Places To see Before You Die”. Was a really good show, but the thing that suck with me was the intro. ‘You see only 936 full moons, and experience only 312 seasons in an average lifetime.’ That is profound and shocking when you think of how fleeting our time on Earth really is.
There are a lot of things I have yet to do, and many things looking back I should not have tried, but none of it has stopped me from trying. The couple staring in the show takes 6 months out of their lives to go globe hopping, and that’s great for them, they likely spend $10 million doing it to. Personally I don’t have that kind of money, and neither does most people I know. Most people with money are so busy making it, they can’t enjoy it.
Anyone out there have a few million to donate to my ‘Adventure Fund’?
On a more serious note, You really should cease the moment. Every day, every hour will never come again. If there is something you want to try and do, you should go for it. Problem is people are inherently evil and do not do right. I admit, when I see a pretty women, first thing I think about is sexual in nature. Often even married women if I turn around and see one that is attractive, my mind will lapse into sex for a minute, or two, or ten. Mathew 7 begins with
1"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
3"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.
It’s a delicate balance for a Christian in this day and age. It's hard to keep a level head. There is so much to see and do, so little time to do it in, and for the first time in history, possible to do it.
Still I managed to go to
Sunday, January 6, 2008
I figured I would just jump right out and say how I feel on this subject. GLOBAL WARMING IS NOT PROVEN. Global Warming, and Man Made Global Warming, and CO2 Based Global Warming are theories. This is not a religion, and those who are skeptical are not heretics. It is not certain, or likely, but plausible.
I thought about linking scientific papers, but I have some 1200 links, and that would be foolhardy. Let us just take some of the basic parts of the Global Warming Orthodoxy.
First that it is warmer now than EVER before. By now, almost everyone has seen the hockey stick from Al Gore’s film. What many do not know is that was statistically proven flawed more than a year before Al Gore filmed it. It was warmer in 1000AD than it is now, and was warmer for several hundred years. It was FAR warmer in the Holocene period around 4000BC, for almost a millennia. I’m sure it was all the automobiles and industrialization the Babylonians did that caused that.
More over, neither time did CO2 cause it. In fact the only time in that period when CO2 was spiking up was near the peak and during the fall in temperatures, past the peak so to speak. That leads me to talk about CO2 and how it effects global warming.
CO2 is the single largest component that allows plants to grow. There have been MANY studies that show more CO2 in the air allows plants to grow faster, and stronger (
Sounds interesting, doesn’t it. So what causes water vapor to fluctuate in the atmosphere? Cosmic rays, and the solar wind. So a single sunspot can equate many hundreds of years of total earth CO2 output. Is my SUV really all that bad?
That leads to another question. If CO2 isn’t even all that bad, how bad is human caused CO2 (all the planes, trains, cars, and power plants combined)? Well the oceans produce somewhere between 20x and 50x as much as humans on any given year, and for example animal droppings in
So why are people so hip on CO2? Today it has to do with being anti-capitalisms and Anti-West. Who produces the most atmospheric CO2? The
I’m all for removing our dependence on fossil fuels, and I don’t just mean Ethanol. I mean Hydrogen or some form of Fusion (there are many theories but no one has yet spent the money needed to research them properly.). I think the
Anyway, that is just a small part of how I feel on the subject. Basically Al Gore is nuts, and needs to give back the Nobel Prize because he is wrong.