Random Thoughts 11-27-2011

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I was glad that the CNN science reporter said that the new Mars rover, Curiosity, will be searching for signs of life “as we know it”. That’s important to mention because it isn’t the same as searching for sings of life. It is possible that there is life on Mars that is so very different from life on Earth that it would not be recognized as living.

As usual, we heard reports again of violence and injuries that happened during the annual Black Friday cattle & sheep stampedes, yet they go on as always because corporate profits are far more important than public safety.

The king of Swaziland has fourteen wives so he obviously has no concept of marital fidelity, yet he recently evicted wife # 12 from the country when she was caught with another man. Can we say “double standard”.

I would volunteer to be a Salvation Army virtual bell ringer if it wasn’t for their policy of refusing to hire gay people.

Another story on CNN this morning was a warning about the places with the most germs in the shopping malls (sinks in the rest rooms, tables in the food court, etc.). This may cause some to avoid those places but we all need to remember that we are all exposed to germs everyday. What makes us sick is not so much that we are exposed to germs, but that our bodies open a door in a sense, for those germs to invade us. When our bodies are weak from poor nutrition, lack of exercise, and a bad mental attitude, we open ourselves to attacks from those little beasties, so don’t blame the germs for accepting the invitation you sent out.

I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the color and fragrance of a flower—the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence.” ~Helen Keller

Not to be outdone by Lady Gaga, a German designer who is also a chef, recently showed his fashions that included a skirt made of seaweed, a hat of lettuce, a tunic of octopus and a suit made of bacon.

American soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq are buying kevlar underwear from a British company to protect there privates from explosions.

A New York artist recently gave birth to her first child in front of an audience as an art event,

In Connecticut, a guy who wasn’t even running for office got elected. James R. Butler was running for office on the Board of Apportionment and Taxation, but because of a typo on the ballot, his son James J. Butler, who doesn’t want the job, got elected.

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