TAKE TIME OUT

TO PONDER

not so much the actual object itself, which is rather challenging, but (oops, better idea, watch this first, I’ll wait)

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… and now that we’re on the same page (you having just admired the construction and stuff):

  • how long,
  • with what tools,
  • and methods,
  • did ‘they’ make the necessary

observations and calculations to produce the wee gadget that is now widely recognised as being the world’s first known analogue computer — some 2000 years ago?

Hey — don’t ask me! I’m just a dog. Go ask some clever people and be prepared to listen to the breathless explanations. (That scratching sound you’ll hear is thousands of pens rewriting millions of textbooks.)

This address may help:

CLICK HERE

dodo

PS:

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DISAGREE?

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so, Good Citizen, try this on for size … and let us know your thoughts:

“Children with disabilities are – rightly so – immune to criticism, even when they’re advocating radical politics.”

From:  CLICK HERE

Immune? Rightly so? Brrrr … be warned: our concessions may just kill us.

FOR MYSELF

Anyone standing up in public and making provocative statements is throwing down a gauntlet—and, child or not, disabilities or not—is entitled to full debate, as robust as it gets.

I REFUSE

to go gently on any wee scamp just because she’s

  • young
  • easily led
  • female
  • ‘has a condition’ (and thus—patronisingly—is excusable?)

ADVICE NOW, FOR MISS GRETA

Poking your head up over my parapet is to invite the broadsides that most folks are too “considerate” to deliver. But I’m not most folks … and I do admire the Declaration (green, below) that I just purloined from your web-site.

“—

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—”

May I offer—

FOR AN IMMEDIATE START:

Set fire to ALL the oil wells!

(Without oil they would soon stop making their horrible CO2) (No?) *

—and please feel free to use it as suits you best.

AGAIN I STATE THAT

in my humble opinion Greta Thunberg is an inconsiderate ill mannered semi-autonomous animated glove-puppet being used (yes, used) by unscrupulous backgrounders.

AND she would be well advised to look more closely at what happened to the last great ‘Children’s Crusade‘ …

Cerberus

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Hey — being in Greta’s camp is much easier than I thought!

AND THEY WONDER

WHY WAR CREATES

Screen Shot 2019-05-14 at 10.19.15not only ‘strange bedfellows’ but folks who are just a little bit     …    different    …    and who are often withdrawn, deeply introspective, given to outbursts for provocations seen as minor and who even often dwell in a world apart from the rest of us.

WHAT SURPRISES ME

is how so very many normal folks can effectively ‘take it in their stride’ and simply get on with life. Do they ever ‘turn to God’? Apparently, I’m told, some do—there is a saying beloved of Goddists that “There are no atheists in foxholes”.

Thank God, then, for foxholes, no?*

So warfare is just one of God’s cute little ‘teaching aids’ (engineered by Him some fourteen thousand million years ago before He omnisciently created the universe)—and so all of us ungrateful bastards should be thankful for His methods of trying to draw us into His holy Kingdom?

Rather than me spending the rest of the day bleating, try visiting this link—

 CLICK HERE

—for the source of this wee quote:

“Returned servicemen didn’t want to talk about war.

“It was seen as taboo. They bottled it up because they weren’t able to talk about the things they had seen and wanted it to be in the past.”

Partly right, even.

But to talk about something requires a common language. So now go hug a veteran … and be careful not to get bitten.

Cerberus

* Who else? (Trick question—be careful here.)

CALL IT FICTION—

Death chattering—and try to sell it?

Hah! You’d be gibbered right out of the office.

BUT

here in Godzone it is established fact.

Make of it what we will—

One week after the accident Rogers and another staff member met with Auto Transform – the company contracted to do the modification work –  to discuss compensation.

Rogers said the response he received from general manager Daniel Stanners left him speechless.

“He looked me straight in the eye and said, ‘we’re not going to help you out’.

“They said it was God’s will … you’re lucky to be alive.”

—emphatics mine. To read from source: CLICK HERE

But wait, it gets better—

“Stanners declined to comment but wrote in an email: “I also Caution [sic] you against making any defamatory remarks against Auto Transform Ltd or using the Auto Transform name in anything that is made public in any form without approval!”

Just additional proof that if God wants you badly hurt you WILL be, and there ain’t nothin’ you can do about it; it’s fate, destiny, will-of-the-Lord and all that. So no good blaming anybody.

(QUERY: has that nice Mr Stanners dude been reading my earlier posts, about how God’s omniscience renders Human Free Will an illusion?)

Death chattering

I like him!

Kismet

ODT THIS AM

3-gerbilsokay … from the

OTAGO DAILY TIMES

this morning:

“WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Fiona knew there was good in her husband Paul. But she had to endure years of his anger and verbal bashings, as he tried to deal with being sexually violated as a boy.”

Fair enough, too, some might say. But I don’t. This headline is excuciating excusianism at its unsubtle PC most very best. Play to the audience, no? Come across as the good* victim?

Line, simple thin

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I gather from the context of the above headline that “what they are” doesn’t at all mean what they are, but what tinted vision might desire them to be? The headline suggests that ‘what they are’ ain’t really all that nice.

I judge ’em not by what they claim but by what they do. And ‘who they are’ is in fact what they do—all else is smokescreen, camouflage, and delusion.

THIS TIME:

any takers? No?

Wimps …

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ARGUS!

(Eeek!)

“… … … … Er … … Yes, Mr Satan, Sir?”

“Cool it Dog—if you make ’em think you’ll put me out of a job!”

dodo

(Argus exits stage right …) (Quietly, in low profile …)

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* It means forgiving. (You know: to err is human, to forgive Divine; and all that rubbish.)

 

 

 

 

I WOULD HATE TO

HAVE TO

debate this guy, especially from the opposing side; nor even for a simple academic exercise. And on his side I’d hate to have to follow him as a speaker.

But don’t take me word for it; go ask a real expert—

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—I’ll wait. Just give her enough time to rev up the ol’ histrionics a bit and set aside any vestiges of manners that might possibly still be lurking somewhere deep within.

Frankly I blame her parents and/or any other ‘experts’ she may have been overexposed to in her formative years. (A commenter on a u-tube said that ‘she should get out more’ … I think that was exactly right.)

Yes, I’d especially hate to debate against her—I just can’t handle ‘cute’ tantrums (or the unabashed two-faced in full shriek).

dodo

BRIEFFIE, SNAPS

I have no idea—

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—if this is the ‘Preferred method’ of re-joining a broken cable, or simply pragmatic ingenuity. But I love it~!

And now for completely different—

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—a bunch of visitors, taken from a sitting position in the window of Mooch cafe in town. Now, clever person, spot the Christmas decorations …

… they flew a purchasing team at taxpayer expense to China to buy them. From memory, the team came back with thousands of dollars worth that didn’t meet NZ Standards—I’m not sure whether these are those, modified, or if a second team was sent over to try their luck.

But the beat goes on …

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