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When in fact, all you really mean is that—

—there’s a slight “act of God” possibility that there may (as in might, perhaps, just, maybe, almost, could) be a happening.


that if someone is (say) ‘accident prone’ it means they’re always having accidents. No? Okay, then, often. And if one building in a city/town/village is ‘earthquake prone’ they all bloody well are.

Vulnerable to an earthquake is one thing, resistant to earthquakes is another, but ‘earthquake prone’ must apply to all the proximate buildings—that single word ‘prone’ screams loud and clear the warning:  STAY AWAY!


New laws passed after the Canterbury quakes have tightened the standards for commercial buildings.

The owner … is worried.

Her building is on the dreaded list drawn up by the Southland District Council of buildings in the town which could be earthquake-prone, and she is trying not to panic.

“To assume you have a value in a property and then to have it dissipate largely overnight …”

To read from source: CLICK HERE 

But this candour(?) is how we attract our tourists to our land of earthquakes, volcanoes, and such on the Pacific Ring Of Fire (and home to Lake Taupo—holder of possibly the world record for loudest POP when erupting.) ( Loudest ever, note—we don’t do ’em by halves, neither in our advertising for the tourist dollar nor in our natural phenomena.)

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and the lady business owner, and anyone else concerned … you could do a lot worse than invest a few bucks in scoring a proppa edjication for the good folks who use whot onc e was The Queens inglish … they seam prone to misinterpretation at time’s … even if we do have the best scholaring sistems in the world univers.

Semper Vigilans




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a query:  Does this thought—

“The pigments, Potts and his co-authors now believe, were part of a prehistoric trade network—one that existed 100,000 years earlier than scientists previously thought.”

to read more: CLICK HERE 

—rewrite tens of millions of educational books?

I remember being taught that before the ‘ancients’ of the Middle East all was intellectually vacuumish; you know—the earth was without form, and void; and darkness lay upon the face of the deep and stuff.


what is the (real~!) lifespan of a fact?


In fact, is there such a fact as a fact?

Do ‘facts’ even exist, per se?

Big G, bigger

“Argus! Cool it! You’re making my head hurt!”


Contradictions Law

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Here, Little Fact! C’mon wee fellow—don’t be shy …”

Ram right



Ram left


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and such should, perhaps, read these words from the late great—

• On the possibility of contact between humans and aliens: “I think it would be a disaster. The extraterrestrials would probably be far in advance of us. The history of advanced races meeting more primitive people on this planet is not very happy, and they were the same species. I think we should keep our heads low” – In Naked Science: Alien Contact, The National Geographic Channel, 2004 

—Stephen Hawking, as quoted by (who else?) the experts who give you gems like this—

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—which means only that (other than moiself) few folks mourn the passing (no, silly person, not of Stephen Hawking in this instance) of the Proof Reader, Subbies, and (gulp!) standards. (Oop’s, standard’s …)

But I do find myself asking (quite delightedly~!) “… on her what?”

“Mr Argus, Sir—”

(SFX: insert gentle sigh here, please)

” … Yes, Little Virginia?”

“Does it really matter?”

“Let’s just hope they use telepathy, Kid.”

And let’s hope they can make better sense of things like this, scientifically designed to be read by extraterrestrial intelligences—

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—before they get here. A wee primer, in fact.

An invitation card (and guidebook for tiny tot’s).






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… words always win.

But the good news is, I’m friends with Mr Google and Mr G knows everything (no, not that Mr G, dammit—I mean the other one, the one that we can all talk to and who actually answers us).


So provoked beyond canine endurance (and embarrassed to boot) I looked it up, and along with a whole herd of other stuff Mr G came up with this—

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—which is a much better answer than going to church and asking the Big G (the infallible one—nice enough guy, but doesn’t say much these days).

This post triggered by Professor Taboo in one of Ark’s posts—thanks, Prof*.

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* You’ll keep. (Where did you say you live?)



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preaching, or (God forbid) offering no unsolicited advice to nobody … I watched this earlier and thought that not only everyone should see it, but everyone with youngsters in tow or youth to instruct—or Gunnies in the marines, Chiefs in navies, nannies with prams, profs in colleges … anyone in a position of “Hey, Kid! Look, watch, absorb and learn~!”

And with this post (thanks to whoever it was shot them poor innocent little duckies) you can retire all your Good Books, Bibles, manuals, treatises, Inspirationals etc …


who vicariously instructed his sons with Hornblower. I kid you not … I’ve never got far with them myself, but he (the Dad) was a very accomplished guy and his kids are doing pretty damn good too. (I recommend ‘The Richest Man In Babylon’ myself but that’s just me—it works even if you lack talents (oops) but aren’t totally somnambulant).

In the meantime: get ducking~!


“Hey, Argie!”


“Nice one, Dude~!”

For you connoisseurs—

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—the rarely photographed southern aspect of a north steaming duck.


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I’m not the only nut in the basket. Have a beak at this wee fellow (and he’s a scientist~!) (It means a man of science—and as we all know, they’re clever, well educated, and inflabib infalliburb mistook proofed.) (So if a Scientist makes a statement us mere mortals had better dam’ well listen—you know, sit in awe at the feet thereof and maintain silence lest thee break the flow of the words of wisdom.)


(I do that a lot) so here now be your quote. Use it wisely—

Ornek explained his theory, saying that technologies were much more advanced 10,000 years ago than most people realize. Noah, referred to as Nûḥ ibn Lamech ibn Methuselah  in the Koran, also used advanced technology to build an ark out of steel that was powered by nuclear energy. Ornek also claimed that instead of bringing live animals onto the ark, Noah stocked it with one male and one female egg from every living species.

“I am a scientist, I speak for science” Ornek added, giving his theories his academic seal of approval.

to read from source: CLICK HERE


and you get this for free—

“To say something insulting about the Koran, even as a joke, could cost this man his life, so it is unlikely he meant it as anything other than serious commentary on the text.”

—which has to mean the nice scientist is at least a hundred percent (a) serious, and (b) earnest, and (c) genuinely believes …

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—hell, he’ll even be saying that Noah saw the hand of God writing in letters of cloud upon the firmament next~!

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