New Year’s Day History

    In most of the Western World, New Year’s Day is January first.  To me that seems like an odd choice.  That’s more than a week after the solstice and the start of winter and long before the start of spring.   It’s not the birthday of anyone of special merit.   So how did it become the…

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2008 In Review

    This year has been a year of many changes, some rather drastic.  We have seen big changes in the economy, in politics, in weather and in society in general.  We saw gas jump to over $4.00 a gallon, then drop to $1.50 at the end of the year.      We saw the collapse of the big financial companies…

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Time Acceleration

    According to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar, each new period of the current age is shorter than the previous one, but time moves twenty times faster in the new period.  This means that the current period that began in 1999 is moving twenty times faster than the previous one.      I think this interpretation is essentially…

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Random Thoughts 12-28-2008

In some foreign counties, the CIA has to bribe people to provide information.  In rural areas where cash is often meaningless bits of paper, they may offer a goat, pig or horse for information.  In this weeks news there is a new one from Afghanistan.  They are now giving Viagra to some tribal leaders in…

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