This is my second blog.

My first blog chronicled my experiences over three years caring for my dad as he lived through and finally died from Alzheimer's. That is the book that is for sale.

This second blog kind of chronicles of life, what it is like to start your life over in your late 50's. After caretaking, you are damaged, file bankruptcy, and the world doesn't care what you did. After 8 months of unemployment, you wake each day knowing the world doesn't want you. Finally you do find a job, 5 weeks before homelessness, but doing what you did 30 years ago and getting paid what you did 30 years ago. So this is starting over.

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, eight, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero.

Comments on my last fifteen posts; does this mean I've written 14 boring posts and one good one?  Weird.  'I' before 'E' except after 'C'; and the several thousand exceptions to the rule, like weird.  I am not sure if the cleidoic born codeine addicted demonic like deity with eight heads either feigned a feisty  prescient or the illusion of a sovereign scientific surfeit weight to their own seismic importance like a leitmotiv of a Wagner opera.  I think that proves the status as a rule is questionable.

So they 'think' that in three of the four reactors, the core has sunk either into the concrete base or through the concrete base into the Earth where it's burning a hole towards the center of the earth where it will explode and demagnetize the iron core causing the Earth to lose it's magnetic shield, to stop rotating, and slowly float towards the sun until we burst into flames, except for Obama and Tom Cruise who will be rescued by the mothership and taken to another planet where they will open a nice bed and breakfast with an excellent wine list.

Okay, I made that last part up, I hope.

But the point is that the next time some scientist sounds real smart, just remember Fukushima.  They stored rods on the roof of the stupid buildings.  Now they are trying to remove the rods, one by one, to safety but if the rods break or touch it could cause a chain reaction that will nuke the planet with radiation.

Okay, I did not make that last part up.   I can just see the headline now, due to Bush's policies and the sequester, do not breath any air, drink any water, or eat any food for the next three thousand millennium.

But the bigger news is that they have lost containment of the cores.  They are burning a hole through the building and into the Earth.  Right next to the Pacific Ocean.  Right above aquifers.  They aren't real sure, any robots they send in that are designed to withstand high amounts of radiation are fried by the radiation.

Why in the hell is the world letting the Japanese handle this issue by themselves?  This is a world crisis unfolding and we are leaving it in the capable hands of the same idiots that built a nuke plant on the edge of the ocean over a fault line.  And thought it would be okay to store radioactive crap along the sides and roof of buildings because what could go wrong?

In the end, Al Gore is going to be right.  We will have global warming.  We are going to fry all life in a nuclear radiation fire while President's argue about football team names, who blinked, and ponder what to serve with the lobster at tonights state dinner.

China.  Still thinking about that, trying to connect dots, and figure how Tzu would recommend taking out the US without wrecking the resources.


Remember a couple of years ago the missile launch from a sub just off the coast of San Diego?  That was a test.  Now put a Chinese sub off the west coast and either in the gulf or Atlantic.  Two, maybe three missiles only needed.  One over a point about where Nevada and CA meet and you can fry all electric, computer, and communications west of the Rockies.

Then over STL  you could have another one and the line of sight of that nuke takes out everything in the heartland and rust belt.  Finally, one over the east coast to take out all the markets and government.  All three simultaneously and we would be totally dead in the water.  No power, no communications, no computers, nada.  Welcome to the days before the telegraph.  For those that aren't catching on, that means no ice cubes, no cars, no phones, no iPads, no movies, no music, no running water, no working toilets, are you catching on?  No food in the stores.  No rules.  It will be like LOTR except 99.9% of the population will become orgs and goblins within two weeks.

The next time you eat barbecued ribs, it will be the banker that lived down the street.

Now, China would have to know that the navy ships and subs would respond, so there would have to be an almost immediate attack on any fleet that is at sea and in the end, we would be left with a couple of subs that would launch a counter attack but China with their billions of people would consider that they could survive such an attack.  Then sit back and wait a year while the 300,000,000 americans all turn into orgs and goblins, killing and eating each other then swoop in with a few million soldiers and take the land.

It's not a bad plan, would work even better if they could get NK to do the launch and take the blame.

Russia though is a wild card.  I don't get the buddy buddy thing with Russia and China.  It's like two really fat hungry and drunk guys sitting down at a table to eat an extra extra large pizza.  They could be laughing and joking and seem like the best buddies in the world but eventually that pizza pan is going to come down to the last piece of pizza and then all bets are off.

Russia knows the US would never invade or initiate an attack on Russia.  Can they really be so sure about the Chinese?

Some in government have been trying to get legislation passed for nearly 10 years now to protect the US against an EMP.  Always dies in the Senate.  Cost?  1 Billion back then, probably a couple of billion today.  Not a lot out of a nearly 4 trillion dollar budget, but for some reason Washington is like a young couple having sex without protection.

No, that is a bad simile.  Washington thinkers are like the engineers and scientists who do stupid things because the odds of X happening are so remote that it shouldn't be considered.

But everyone in the heartland knows, X will always happen, and usually when you least expect it.  It is a rule of life and unlike 'i' before 'e', there are never any exceptions.

Before the breathin' air is gone
Before the sun is just a bright spot in the nighttime
Out where the rivers like to run
I stand alone and take back somethin' worth rememberin'

Whenever I feel them closing in on me
Or need a bit of room to move
When life becomes too fast, I find relief at last
Out in the country

Three Dog Night