Here is a fun story I read today. I would like to know where Texas stands in this..
Here is a fun story I read today. I would like to know where Texas stands in this..
I sat through most of the CMA Award’s show last Wednesday evening with pain in my ears. I watched Grand Ole Opry Live on GAC this evening and again, there is a pain. On tonight’s show, Billy Currington, Randy Houser, Randy Travis, and last but certainly not least, Kevin Costner? Yes. You heard me. Kevin Costner. Billy Currington certainly sounds 100% better RECORDED. He sings a song I kinda like called “Good Directions” and it is a fun song to listen to but this man has no business singing live. Randy Houser is a great songwriter and not too bad singing live. Randy Travis was like listening to the CD. But I have to say it one more time, Kevin Costner is well, uh,,,, I really can’t describe it.
As for the CMA Awards last Wednesday evening, all I can say is “YUCK!!” Some of the worst vocal performances I have ever heard. These people are supposed to be pros? It just makes me wonder what happened to all the “Pure” vocalists. I don’t really want to hear the CD or iTunes version, but at least SING IT IN TUNE folks. Even Brad Paisley, who I really like, was not very good. Oh please give me some excuses, but when you are scheduled to appear on a show of this magnitude, you bring your “A” stuff. Taylor Swift has no business behind a microphone. Nor does Kenny Chesney. (Entertainer of the year by the way) The only performers worth listening to when I started watching was George Strait and maybe Dirks Bentley but he was “shakey” at best.
What happened to “Good” Country Music? Any ideas…
Message from my wife: Most people who go to see these folks perform in a live concert have usually been drinking and really don’t care how they sound. A good point.
I was watching a great program tonight that I really get some good laughs from. Boston Legal has been on for a few years as a spin off from some other legal show that spun from some other legal show, and so on. Anyway, Allen, played by James Spader, is struggling with a case regarding a teen’s right to choose to have or not to have an abortion. Or is that, a abortion? In walks Denny Crane, played by William Shatner, and also my favorite character. They talk about pro choice issues and then Denny asks to say something. I wanted to share it here because I believe it. Here is the line;
“You, pro-choice people….. You need Roe vs Wade…. You’re desperate for it. Not because you’re sure of your opinion but because you’re not. You need to cling to that ruling as moral validation for a position you’re not entirely comfortable with…… Deep down”
I have not heard words this “Great” in a while. Maybe just some thoughts for a newly elected President to be, a congress and senate and the greater majority of people who voted them into their positions.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by and think about how you might feel if it were, say, You!
HT Boston Legal Writers
Particles flew, and the beam went the other way. For reasons that I cannot explain, my first cup of coffee did not taste the same. I saw a beam of light early this morning and I proceeded to go to where it was and it turned out to be the local Ford dealership trying to coerce folks into the “Deal of a Lifetime.” I explained to them what was going on and they had this strange look on their faces with an incredible amount of “drool” hitting the pavement as I spoke. They quickly learned that I was not there to buy a new truck and quickly ran toward other prospective customers. I felt cheated!
Ok, ok. I shall get back to the subject of the day. According to this article, the “Large Hadron Collider” passed a test this morning. “Two White dots” flashed on a computer screen. “There it is” said Dr. Lyn Evans when the beam completed a lap around the 17 mile long collider.
Now according to some folks, I only have four more years to live as of December 21, 2008. Other folks say there is nothing to worry about.
My opinion is this: The beam, which is the size of a human hair, was successfully fired in a clockwise direction. Ultimately, they plan to fire the beam, which is the size of a human hair, in a counter-clockwise direction and then “SLAM” the two together. Well, you and I both know what that means. You know. What happens to hair when electrical current is present?
The BIG BANG is what happens. “We’re all GONNA DIE!!!!!
On Wednesday, Dr Evans will fire up the Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile-long doughnut-shaped tunnel that will smash sub-atomic particles together at nearly the speed of light.
Built by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the collider lies beneath the French-Swiss border, near the institution’s headquarters in Geneva, at depths ranging from 170ft to 600ft.
The aim of the £4.4billion experiment is to recreate the conditions that existed a fraction of a second after the Big Bang – the birth of the universe – and provide vital clues to the building blocks of life.
It will track the spray of particles thrown out by collisions in a search for the elusive Higgs Boson, a theoretical entity that supposedly lends weight, or mass, to the elementary particles. So important is this mysterious substance that it has been called the ‘God Particle’.
Scientists also hope to shed some light on the invisible material that exists between particles – dubbed ‘dark matter’ as no one knows what it really is – which makes up most of the universe.
But a handful of scientists believe that the experiment could create a shower of unstable black holes that could ‘eat’ the planet from within, and they are launching last-ditch efforts to halt it in the courts.
One of them, Professor Otto Rossler, a retired German chemist, said he feared the experiment may create a devastating quasar – a mass of energy fuelled by black holes – inside the Earth.
‘Nothing will happen for at least four years,’ he said. ‘Then someone will spot a light ray coming out of the Indian Ocean during the night and no one will be able to explain it.
‘A few weeks later, we will see a similar beam of particles coming out of the soil on the other side of the planet. Then we will know there is a little quasar inside the planet.’
Prof Rossler said that as the spinning-top-like quasar devoured the world from within, the two jets emanating from it would grow and catastrophes such as earthquakes and tsunamis would occur at the points they emerged from the Earth.
‘The weather will change completely, wiping out life, and very soon the whole planet will be eaten in a magnificent scenario – if you could watch it from the moon. A Biblical Armageddon. Even cloud and fire will form, as it says in the Bible.’
He said that attempts were still being made in the European Court of Human Rights to halt the experiment on the grounds that it violated the right to life. The court has, however, already rejected calls for a temporary delay in the project, and it is unlikely to come to a speedy decision about whether the CERN experiment should be halted for good.
Meanwhile Dr Walter Wagner, an American scientist who has been warning about the dangers of particle accelerators for 20 years, is awaiting a ruling on a lawsuit he filed a fortnight ago in his home state of Hawaii.
He fears the experiments might unwittingly create something he calls a ‘strangelet’ that could result in a fusion reaction that might ultimately turn the Earth into a supernova, or an exploding star.
But Dr Evans, the leader of the project, who has devoted 14 years of his life to building the vast particle accelerator, is dismissive of the doom-mongers.
In fact, he is so relaxed about the project, he even wears shorts to work.
He said that Prof Rossler was a ‘crazy’ retired professor who had invented his own theory of relativity.
‘We have shown him where his elementary errors are, but of course people like that just will not listen,’ said Dr Evans.
Meanwhile, Dr Wagner’s fears were ‘totally and completely’ unfounded. ‘There are thousands of scientists around the world who have been preparing this machine and they know what they are talking about, unlike these guys,’ he added.
Dr Evans says his real nightmare is not that he will destroy the world but that, with the cameras rolling, the machine will break down. ‘This is not the first accelerator I have commissioned, but the first under the glare of the whole world,’ he said.
‘My main worry is that we’ve got a huge amount of equipment and it is new. If something trips off, we are down for hours and we have all these Press people sitting around.
‘We are not used to that. We are used to setting things up quietly and announcing it afterwards.’
I dont know about you all, but this is something that could draw alot of concern. What are your thoughts? The full story is HERE. I copied alot of it though.
I was reading another blog last week regarding favorite bands from when you were in high school and so on and then I “FELL” over this.
Van Halen should have never tried a “Come Back” tour. Hopefully I won’t remember this.
I mean, at least Ted Nugent knows when to find something else to do and I still think he is “Cool!”
My ears still hurt..
I was dreaming this morning, or some may call it a nightmare, about taxes, gas prices, and our ever changing economy and how we will be unable to “LIVE” and/or much less even survive in a few short years.
I was particularly curious about this place:
Has this place paid any taxes lately? Has this company ever paid any taxes here? I went here and entered the name in and found that this company had aproximately 31 million $$$ in appraised value. I can imagine that this tax bill is just a “drop in the bucket” for this company. Closed down, or not, this bill should be paid. Has it been paid? I would like to know. What are your thoughts?
I have a few friends who were hit really hard this year regarding their appraised value on their homes. Some to the tune of $50K. This is on homes in the $150K to 250K market. That is a huge jump in appraised value if you ask me. Is someone trying to make up for “lost taxes?”