Radiation fades your jeans….

It seems that the legal system throughout the world, although vilified by almost all who have to suffer it’s vagaries, continues to provide an endless source of amusement to eveyone, irrespective of the suffering it causes to those involved in the inner workings.  Take the poor Italian guy who is almost at the pearly gates waiting to have a chat with the venerable St. Peter.  His ongoing court case has entered the realms of mystical proportions since he has now been told that he has to wait quite a few months before a settlement will be reached, even though he has a fatal spine infection and will probably not live to see the outcome of the said judicary process.  Insurance company 1, Joe Public 0.

The same result Liverpool FC had to suffer at the hands of Newcastle United, even though the odds were not in their favor.  Oh how the mighty have fallen.  Speaking of which…

Japan is apparently mulling over the idea of a moon base.  Since they failed to take over the world, apparently the moon is the next target of the second largest economy in the world.  Stay tuned.  Nuff said.

I was one of the first people to lay down some serious beer tokens (that is a coloquialism for money) and invest in Sirius Satelite Radio when it first hit the scene a few years back.  I’m not exacxtly an early adopter (I hate that expression) but the thought of not having to listen to some tart and her sidekick broadcasting verbal garbage while I’m driving to work was quite enticing.  No more commercial breaks, inane banter, window commercials et al all seemed very appealing.  I will never look back.  It was by far the best decision I made in 2002.  And there is no censorship, another added bonus, although the future move by Howard Stern has skewed my opinion slightly.  I love SAT Radio, and the choices are ever expanding.  But there is a spanner in the works.  It seems that the ever prevalent hard line censorship movement has decided to focus on my favorite broadcasting medium, and I’m a bit pissed off.  Janet Jackson, you AND your brother should both drop out of the public radar scope for the rest of your time on this planet.  If everything works out for the Japanese Space Program, there should be a few good real estate options on the moon.

Prince Charles and his floozy are on stamps now.  Thankfully there is email, and I don’t have to look at either of them whenever I send or receive correspondence to or from the UK.  Small mercies.

Apparently the US has told the IRA that they must disband.  Now.  I’m sure they are playing close attention to that order.  Listen, there is no love/hate relationship between the IRA and the UK.  It’s a hate/hate relationship, and it will continue to exist long after I am dead and buried.  The British government is primarily to blame as a peaceful and long lasting solution was available many years ago.  Pull the troops out, reunite Ireland and give to them what you gave to Scotland (thanks to Mel Gibson).  This is a touchy subject and I don’t want to get into it too deeply.  The IRA exists because they have something to fight for (in their minds anyway).  If you give them most of what they have been fighting for for decades (centuries if you look at the big picture) then there is no reason for them to blow up babies, children and women in the name of freedom/independance/hate/racism or any other ism you care to mention.  A certain lady refers to me as a cynic, and she may well be right, but this whole mess is still ongoing because human beings are innately stubborn, foolish and in many cases ignorant of the truth, even when it is smacking them on the back of the head.  To the US government, I would like you all to collectively hold your breath until the IRA disbands.  That should cut down 20% of carbon dioxide emmisions this year, relieve us of the Bush presidency and allow Hillary Clinton to take up the post of President of the United States of America.  Mull that one over….

Mt. St. Helens coughed this morning.  Scientists are seeking the cause of this explosion.  It’s a VOLCANO!  Why don’t they try to find a cure for cancer instead.  Words fail me sometimes, but not in this instance.  Who comes up with the headlines for this?  How is it that a group of scientists, supposedly well educated social misfits, are looking into the cause of a minor eruption at an active volcano?  The words "active" and "volcano" are a dead giveaway.  If there was an eruption on Stone Mountain in Carolina, that would definitely warrant an investigation, mostly because it is a very large ROCK and not an active volcano.

It seems that some gurus have discovered that computers can’t correct all medical errors.  If this keeps up I will never run out of material for my blog.  This is a rather sketchy headline because it actually refers to problems associated with prescriptions and drug information.  All those of you who ever had a written prescription from a doctor, raise your hands.  I often wondered how most doctors managed to get through medical school looking at the elementary school scrawl they produced on prescription sheets.  My tarantula can write legible english better than most doctors.  It seems the age of the computer has not been fully embraced by the medical profession, and errors are still showing up.  Why am I not surprised?

Well, that is all I have for today.  I need to focus on other issues and I’m sure you won’t mind, or don’t really care.  Either way, I hope you all have a wonderful day, and keep smiling.  Laughter is by far the best medicine.




About rjbirkett

Part time photographer, full time geek, motorcycle zealot, avid reader, and most importantly, unbiased. Unless politics is the subject of discussion.
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