Friday, September 23, 2005

Friday Scientific Instrument Blogging

I'm pretty sure no one else has a Friday scientific instrument blog, so here goes the first (I hope). See if you can identify them. I'll start with an easy one.

instruments 005

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Facism Anyone?

1.) Powerful and Continuing Nationalism (sorta like the kind we have now?)

2.) Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights (like removing sanctions from Saudi Arabi concerning the sex slave trafficing)

3.) Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause (look over there! a gay muslim!)

4.) Supremacy of the Military (the only role for government is the military)

5.) Rampant Sexism (gay marriage will result in the end of the world)

6.) Controlled Mass Media (the liberal mass media that is)

7.) Obsession with National Security (as long as it doesn't cover natural disasters and helping poor people)

8.) Religion and Government are Intertwined (ok, as long it is a Christian G_d)

9.) Corporate Power is Protected (will Bill Frist go to jail over selling stock with insider info?)

10.) Labor Power is Suppressed (well if we pay laborers in NO the prevailing wage, won't it cost lot's more than $200 billion?)

11.) Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts ((art-smart), no one was ever saved by a painting, and we all know intellectuals are commies. Give me a dumb, plain speakin feller like 'W')

12.) Obsession with Crime and Punishment (the death penalty is too good for most criminals, we should kill them, re-animate them and then kill them again. That would be the super-duper death penalty)

13.) Rampant Cronyism and Corruption (this really is ok as long as I am the crony)

14. Fraudulent Elections (look, Bush won and has a mandate, get over it)

Just remember, the world changed on Sept 11th

Geese Flying South

Yesterday morning I saw the first small group of geese heading South. This morning I heard a much larger group but could not spot them. Their honking scared my rabbit though and he started with the stomping with his hind feet. It is an amazingly loud sound sometimes accompanied with a small noise from his mouth. Last evening bunny caught the notice of a chipmunk. For whatever reason, chipmunk-brain decided to investigate. He ignored me, came right up onto the porch and was within two feet of bunny-brain before I decided to scoot the munker away. I'm not sure if Javier even noticed him, but if he did it didn't seem to concern him much. More in the life of a rabbit and his owner in the near future.