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Saturday, April 16, 2011

This week marked two significant events in history, one a technological landmark and the other was the beginning of the most critical event in our nation's history since the Revolution. Fifty years ago on April 12, 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to journey into outer space completing an orbit of the Earth before returning back to our planet.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Do you wonder what the FBI knows? This most famous national law enforcement organization that made a reputation for fighting the gangsters and bank robbers of prohibition and depression days to investigating spies and espionage in the Cold War, the Mafia and organized crime families of the 1970s and finally the terrorists of today has created a new website called "The Vault" in which more than 2,000 digitized documents are released to the public.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I didn't think the humorous stories of last week's whirlwind tour of Florida could be so easily topped, but this week's national news has managed to do so although the reaction from me and I'm sure many of you is less humor and more raw disbelief to anger.

We all moan about the bloated bureaucracy our once great republic has become and how corrupt and incompetent its agencies can be, but I never dreamed in one week there would be three stories from the President to Congress to the ATF that could illustrate how impotent and irresponsible our government can be.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

In case you weren't paying attention, two relatively important events happened. First, last Saturday night the moon reached perigee, meaning it was the closest it could get to the earth in their dance around the sun. Coincidentally, the moon will reach full apogee again when its full on October 11th of this year. The moon will not be that close to the earth again for another 18 years.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I heard an interesting conversation on the overnight show "Coast to Coast AM with George Noory." The guest was a lecturer named Dr. Quantum otherwise known as physicist and lecturer Fred Wolf who discussed the concept of time and space and light.

During the conversation, he pointed out that the theory of the big bang occurred in the middle of nothing. Noory said it's hard for him to comprehend what "nothing" is. Up to that point I never gave it a second thought, but when Noory made the statement, it occurred to me how correct he was.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

It's so easy to be swept up in current events today and if one devours all the news we are bombarded with 24 hours a day seven days a week, it can quickly be overwhelming. We seem to be in a spiraling cycle speeding toward the ground which is a far cry from where most of us were twenty years ago. With the advent of the Internet and instant informational gratification, our perceptions of life becoming increasingly magnified.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

It is hard to believe it is March already. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating Christmas and now it's time to look forward to spring. Winter was challenging like most years but overall not so bad until last month when Jack Frost opted to bless us with ice instead of snow, a far more hazardous winter selection especially for the majority of us who have to travel somewhere to work.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A story has surfaced in the past week that is one of the most unusual items I have yet to come across on the world of the web. It ties together a flying machine, time travel, the military, Afghanistan and Zoroaster with some missing soldiers. The gist of the story is that sometime in the past few weeks a military expedition into the vast cave network of Afghanistan has uncovered a flying machine trapped in what sources call a "Time Well".

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Our solar system has had some trauma in recent years with astronomers a few years ago demoting Pluto from planet status to "dwarf planet" status. Next, astronomers have found giant storms developing on Jupiter and Saturn and several believe the entire solar system is starting to warm for some reason. Finally, on Sunday the sun decided to return to life spitting out a solar flare that was the largest in four years.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Deadly GPS directions, foxes that apparently were man's original best friend and the resurgence of Al "the Weathermonger" Gore all topped news in the last week or so as well as a possible UFO spotted over the Jerusalem Dome. Let's begin our survey of the unusual and weird with global positioning systems.