Is “the end” near?

Hello. October here in the northern hemisphere. The heat of summer is receding and winter’s cold is prepared to wrap its frigid fingers around the human herd huddled in their hovels.

The Ebola virus has entered the USA and a caretaker for one of the infected has become infected from the patient.

A message board at one of the Web sites I frequent offered a question:

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“Can virus be used as war weapons?”

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What is the future of the USA?

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Placed upon a Washington Post comment section following an article about the popularity of Congress.

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The embers of Revolutionary War Two are fanned constantly by the unrepairable farce that is the USA federal government. The unholy alliance between BIG business and BIG government is allowing the elites and their systems to handily win the ongoing class war.

I fear the only way to save the USA is to destroy the old systems, including the federal government and the monolithic corporations and put a new set of Founders to start anew.

The existing Constitution is a good bedrock but the multitude of elite owned, created and lackey operated systems have created a nation of serfs indoctrinated by the most effective propaganda systems ever created into believing that as things are is correct and proper.

The military will be needed to back the freedom fighters going up against tyranny that possess the wealth and power to destroy entire countries. I fear the elites would willingly murder millions of good, decent folks to preserve their huge scam,

The future is unknown to us but if trends continue as they have will the growing oligarchy-plutocracy become so embedded it will never be torn down so that freedom and fairness can spread across the once-sovereign USA lorded over by greed and power lust where profit is the prophet?

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Advantages of Wealth

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“The first million is tough. The rest of the millions comes easy.”

That is close enough to the quote I read long ago.  As us common folks struggle to grab enough wealth to live at a day-to-day level some folks do better for various reasons.

Like math… “economics is hard” so I avoid the complicated parts. Everybody I have talked to understands there is legitimate wealth inequality and there is no anger about that. However, it seems that too much of the wealth disparity is achieved by methods created by the wealthy and thus powerful people of the planet.

The advantage for the wealthy extend to all parts of life. That includes how you are treated by police, the courts, other people and, perhaps most importantly, others with a lot to enormous amounts of wealth.

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Decades Ago Way Over There

Another infrequent memory brought to life after viewing the story below I placed on a message board nine years ago and just found again accidently while Web wandering:

The typhoon was coming from the south. Sortie the fleet was the order of the day. Off we went. Every ship in Subic Bay headed for the relative safety of the open sea. We kicked the old Scuzzy Scho in the butt and headed north, hoping to outrun and evade the approaching storm.

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Consider This

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Hi kids!!!  “Hi Uncle Old Coot!!!”

Have you rapscallions been behaving yourselves?  I hope so.  I do not want you varmints behaving as I did when young back in those nearly pre-historic days of the 1950s and 1960s.  Dagnabit.

You are you and I am me and he is he and she is she and there’s a few he is she and she is he in the crowd and a few who have do damn idea what they are.  And that which is our individual selves… one human unit, an entity self-aware with a mind within a body made up of many different types of cells.

Cells. An individual living creature that lives, reproduces and dies.  It eats and emits little cell farts.

How many of those cells are inside a human body?  Since people come in many sizes we will be looking at an average number.

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How many cells are in a human body?

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Read the article and learn a little about the trillions of individual life forms working in harmony to create you.

Then ponder the ramifications of that.

Depending upon how “deep” you think your thoughts could take you in various directions.

After thinking about all those cells it is time to consider that:

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Humans Carry More Bacterial Cells than Human Ones

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I wonder if in some way I am unable to detect that humans are akin to those cells in that we contribute to the existence of a life form more advanced than ourselves?

If so… are we the body cells or the bacteria?

Considering how we treat planet Earth I would tend to give the nod to humans being bacteria.

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Have a wonderful week!!!

Religious Truth ( or lack thereof )

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Hello boys and girls. Uncle Obbop here, the Disgruntled Old Coot, ever ready to dispense sage advice and worthless opinions.

Let it be known I ridicule all religions to some extent with some more deserving of my scathing words such as that Scientology scam.

Are the spirits of aliens murdered millions of years ago here on Earth infesting your mind? Well, if so… then Scientology may be the “religion for you!!!!

If curious about that cult click on this sentence ye scurvy dogs. Arrrrrrrrrr….

L. Ron Hubbard was an interesting chap. One of his books, Battlefield Earth, is a science-fiction book I consider among the finest of the genre. Sure, it has its defects but over the decades I have read it three times with lengthy periods between readings. The movie sucked. The book was too long to make a average-length movie. If only the route used for The Lord of the Rings had been used I believe a movie following the book’s plot would have been a true classic. But, tastes in reading, movies, everything vary greatly among the human herd.

That L Ron Hubbard fellow is reported to have stated back in the 1950s, I believe, that the quickest way to become a millionaire within the USA is to start a religion. Later he followed that route and thus Scientology was born.

Scientology is a “religion” I give no credence as to possibly being based upon reality. It is a subjective decision of mine. Other religions that have been created in the recent past, new faiths compared to those tracing their origins to events in the far past… such as the 2,000 or so years in the past when the Jesus fellow was executed by the ruling elites of that era and the 600 or so years later when the Mohammed guy claimed to have shot the breeze with an angel sent by God (Allah) in that cave not far from Mecca. I wouldn’t be surprised if the guy was smoking some opium in that cave but I wasn’t there so that is just conjecture.

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