Posts tagged ‘gas’

Mass extinctions

You may or may not have heard about mass extinctions.

If you are from a bible humping (yes humping) part of the world, mass extinctions are a new and satanic concept to you, as everything is no older than 6000 years. If you are from that crowd still believing this – go away.

There have been a few mass extinctions in earth’s history. Caused by a multitude of things:
◆Meteorite impact, the most popular one, dinosaur killer. 😉
◆Super volcano, the misnomer, it was less a volcanic eruption, like the super pimple on earth’s face like Yellowstone, but the earth tearing open, spewing forth gas, lava, gas, soot, gas, ash and gas into the atmosphere and killing much of life through a mixture of suffocation and climate change (aka Volcanic winter).
◆Gamma Ray Burst, it is deadly lightning from space. When “nearby” a star goes nova, or shit dives into a black hole, from the poles of the nova or the blackhole, a massive blast of concentrated gamma radiation is shot out. If the earth is in the path of this highly concentrated ray – the side of the earth turned into the ray, is immediately sterilised – Pop out of a shelter or a time machine a second later, and do open heart surgery in the dirt. That sterilised!
The Ozone layer is wrecked, allowing for the sun to do in the other side of the planet.

And lastly, my favorite. The first mass extinction event ON earth, was caused by creatures FROM earth.

Tiny single cell organisms, who breathed earth’s ancient atmosphere, which lacked oxygen, exhaled just that – oxygen. They exhaled so much of that which we need to survive, that they bereft themselves of something to breathe, and they changed the climate – it got cooler due to the oxygen, and they died in massive numbers.

Now, did we ever stop to consider, that, we might be the next incarnation of this?
We can’t kill ALL life on the earth, but like those buggers back then, we would change conditions to a state where we can’t live any longer, taking most of life currently present with us into oblivion.
This planet is a self correcting system, we may or may not be a failure. Our purpose from the start may have been to act as a reset button. Clean the slate, and life starts over.
Again.

Now, we could try and avoid this, in which case we can spread out (to space!), evolve, and be one with nature. But if we don’t, nature doesn’t care.
Self correcting system. An answer to our age old question: “Why are we here?” -“Mass extinction, anal orifice!”

Take that environmentalists! You are preventing nature from self correcting! Mindless, meddling fools!
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Life ain’t that hard presents Beating the Hippies

No, today there will be no lesson in how to live life a bit more easy than what you’re used to.

Today LATH proudly presents BTH

Why?
It needs to be done, that’s why. I am sick and tired of the hippie shit I have to put with, so I am taking that peace sign from you and I will peacefully, and lovingly, bludgeon you to death with it.

There will be a whole range of topics and the BTH posts will be as rando, as the LATH posts, I have laid some topics out before me, but one thing needs to come first, and what’s the first thing that comes to mind when freely associating Hippie?

Weed.

I have had it with you folks telling the world that weed solves every ailment, ever.
Weed and coconut oil.

Listen you wind-tunnels, the moment you set something ablaze – be that tobacco, weed, crack, neighbors – so you can smoke it, guess what. You are inhaling smoke, which is not much more than gas, ash and soot. Which all is carcinogenic.
Your stupid claim that weed smoking (if only pure weed blunts are used) is null and void if you apply logic.

Don’t get me wrong people, I enjoyed that stuff when I was younger. I’d enjoy it today if I could get my hands on some, but the arguments are utter crap.

Legalise it? Yes. Give it to Hippies? No.

Punch it,
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So they were doped.

I don’t get all the drama surrounding the olympics when they find out that a few athletes were on drugs.

So, what?

I figure that they are ALL doped, but only a few were caught. Keep their blood on file and test it again in ten years when we can find MORE of these substances than we can now.

Besides, look at the performance of the doped athletes. If we assume that the others aren’t on drugs, and the drugged athletes aren’t gold, silver, or bronze medalists – what’s the harm? How shitty must the drugged athletes be that they need drugs to perform “mediocre”? Without drugs they’d appear like regular people.

It doesn’t surprise me that anyone in the olympics was drugged. It didn’t shock me. And it will NEVER shock or surprise me. If you were truly shocked/surprised by any of it, then you are a fool who doesn’t see the world how it is

1507

Praised be the lobbyists, GMO Corn 1507 is finally allowed in the EU!
I just hope our farmers won’t use it. Let them learn a lesson from Brazil and it’s farmers: 1507 is supposed to kill pests, that was going well for two seasons, but in the third one – holy crap, the critters have adapted (dare I say “evolved”?) to tolerate it.
Now the farmers are back to square one. They HAVE to buy the seeds, for a higher prize than regular seeds, and because the vermin has adapted – they HAVE to buy pesticides. (From the same company that sells 1507, mind you!)

Now, why am I not surprised? We’re tampering with things here that we can’t even begin to comprehend. (You know my stance on religion, so fear not that I’m going into a rant about “playing god”.) Nature, evolution in particular, is WAY beyond our understanding. For MILLIONS of years nature had evolved, and only for a few thousand have there been humans around. We began meddling with plants and their properties only a few thousand years ago.
Now we start tampering with genes and look what happens: CRAP!
We turn food into poison (farmers of GMO crops sometimes experience ill effects of it, as soon as they switch back to “normal” stuff, they’re back to normal) and the pests we sought to kill with it, adapt.
Just like with fission and fission bombs, we’re a toddler wielding a loaded gun here.
It’s only a question of WHEN, not IF, someone will get injured or killed in that scenario. Perhaps the toddler himself.

Let’s step back for a moment and think of what we could do instead of the things we do: Solar panels and wind turbines can give us pollution free electricity. No more fission.
Throw the leaders of warring tribes/nations/factions into a pit, hand them knives and the winner takes it all (unless he too dies of njuries, then we rinse and repeat with the seconds in command). No more nukes and warfare. No mines that kill children playing soccer in a field.
Hedges. Yes, hedges between and IN fields. Keeps the natural killers of our vermin around. You know what eats leaf-lice? Ladybugs. You know what pollinates your corn? BEES, they also like other blossoms. So, keep hedges around. Keeps the wind from picking up speed and eroding the soil away after harvest, and provides a home for usefull insects and birds. Build electric cars (you can charge them with your clean solar/wind energy). No more CO2 pollution, no more rising gas prizes, no more stinking cities. (IF you don’t believe in global warming you’re probably an idiot, but okay. Just look at the prize of gas, and now think what you can SAVE when you had a bigg-ass solar panel on your house and could charge your E-car for free!!!)

In conclusion: Wake up to reality! It’s not all what you think it is. It’s not as safe as you are made to think.

Hail the Cook?

Never, ever, try on a Monday to find a restaurant in Groß Enzersdorf that is open.

Two were closed all together, one had closed a quarter an hour before we arrived, and the last one was an Italian “ristorante”…well, the table was sticky, the waitress was unfriendly, and the non-smokers section was so badly lit I suspect they didn’t want anyone sitting there. First thing they told us when we arrived “You can’t have anything but Pizza.” – we should have let that be a warning and leave.

Right there, right then.

Suffice it to say, we didn’t. Stupid us.

Let me put it that way: This Pizza gives me so much gas, the USA are investigating me for weapons of mass destruction!

It tasted like, well, nothing.
A simple Salami Pizza with extra garlic.
How difficult is it to get this thing to taste like SOMETHING!?

Apparently very: a hint of garlic where the patches of garlic where piled together, and between me and my wife, I was the lucky one: I had a small path of oregano strewn around in the centre of my pizza.
Except it didn’t taste as intense as I had hoped.
Or as intense as it should.

So if you’re ever in Austria, in Vienna, on a Monday and you think to yourself “I want to eat in that village just north of it, Groß Enzersdorf!” Don’t….

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