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The PTB Gone Wild!

You can feel it, can't you?  It's like an hour glass with the sand nearly run out, and what remains seems to fall much faster than before.  In the center, a pit has formed like a stationary whirlpool.  Nothing appears to move, yet the overall level in the glass continues to sink lower and lower...

And what bizarre events we are seeing!  Zombie cannibals smoking bath salts and gnawing dogs.  Dolphins attacking swimmers.  SWAT teams hitting the wrong house because of Wi-Fi.  Any more, scanning the headlines is like reading a Steven King anthology.

On one side of the Atlantic Ocean, people are baking like Christmas cookies in the homes, while on the other, they are boggled by the sheer amount of water falling out of the sky.  And the heat was so bad it took down parts of the internet?

In the Baltic Sea, some guys went down to look at a weird...what?...rock formation?  Their electronics failed every time they got near the thing, yet they were able to use lights and get photos.  It is apparently made of stone, but no one thought to chip off a bit for testing.  It has a hole in the top like an entrance, but no one entered.  And meantime, the US and Russian navies were playing war in the area.  Tell me that's not a Hollywood thriller in the making.

Detroit buses are brimming with bedbugs.  A city in California files for bankruptcy.  Congress holds the US Attorney General in contempt and the DOJ refuses to arrest him (talk about cozy), and all this over the DOJ running guns to Mexican mafia to justify banning guns.

The Supreme Corpse rules that Obamacare is lawful, as long as we all call it (the most complex, largest, and other superlatives) a tax, so Wall Street goes through the roof in celebration.  This is how you know those guys are on crack, when a huge tax increase is reason to rally.

A while back, I wrote about the Year of the Water Dragon and what all that implied astrologically for this year.  So far, it seems to be right on track.  The completely off-handed way in which things are unfolding could not have been predicted any other way.

I never bought into the 2012 TEOTWAWKI thing, but looking around, I think it's safe to say that it's the end of sanity, if we ever knew it.

It was Clif High who recently stated that he thought there was a good possibility of some major impact event in the first half of next year.  He speculated that all the mind-blowing things happening in the world now are simply because muckity-mucks know about it and just don't give a flying pig-sticker about anything now.

That does have a certain appeal to it, as a theory of everything.  I mean, no one seems overly concerned about Fukushima or the BP oil spill.  Most major governments are just falling apart, in terms of lawful behavior and corruption.  Hell, even all the war mongering seems half-hearted, like a bunch of boys just doing something to while away the time before the dinner bell.  None of it makes much sense, unless you put it all in the context of not mattering in a few months.

Just think about it...

There are a number of logical and feasible solutions to the EU crisis, but no one is taking any of them.  The US national debt has nearly topped $16 TRILLION, and no one is hopping up and down about it.  Japan is dying a slow death, and only the people dying seem to care.  The Rio+20 affair had 10,000 Big Cheeses just shrug and go home, figuring there was nothing to be done and who cares anyway.

Any more, it seems like the entire world has exhausted its supply of 'give a shit'.

Official-dumb looks for all the world like it's going through the motions waiting for the other shoe to drop.  A kind of malaise has a death-grip on the planet and the only response anyone can muster is to smoke bath salts and eat the neighbors.  Perhaps, in a weird Twilight-Zone-ish way, that's the appropriate response to all this.

Year ago, there was a rather obscure Sean Connery pic called "Zardoz", which a certain group of folks had figured out how to make themselves immortal.  The consequence was, that after several centuries, many of them lost all capacity to care about anything.  They became completely apathetic to the point that one fellow bred and trained a wild savage for the specific purpose of coming in and wreaking havoc while killing a bunch of immortals.

One gets the sense that this is exactly what is going on at the highest levels of power and control.  They've grown so tied of their centuries-long games of conquest and found the frontiers getting fewer and less interesting.  In their soul-crushing boredom, they've decided to just crash everything in order to find any excitement and challenges in life.

Honestly, if someone could come up with a better explanation, I'd be more than happy to listen.

Years ago, I received a bit of advice from an older colleague that I've carried with me all this time.  He told me, "Never shit in your own nest."  I thought that was pretty damned profound and I've never forgotten it, and have even lived by it most of the time.

So when I see what we must assume are reasonably intelligent people running around fouling their nests like there's no tomorrow, we should probably assume that there's no tomorrow in our quest to err on the side of prudence.

If we grant as axiomatic that humans co-create their own reality, and that, as a species, we've been preparing for the end of the world for ages now, then at some point it's got to happen because we deemed it so.  Now's as good a time as any, I suppose.  I figured it happened years ago when Nixon was elected, but I could be wrong.

At any rate, if things are already THIS weird, and summer's only just begun, one can only imagine how much fun it will be in the fall and winter.

I think I need something a little stronger than bath salts anymore.  I should run out an pick up some Epsom salts.  That ought to do the trick.

The Sunday Funnies - at long last, something with a laugh or two!

The Pastor's Ass

The Pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won.  The Pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the race again and it won again.

The local paper read:

The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the Pastor not to enter the donkey in another race.

The next day the local paper headline read:

This was too much for the Bishop so he ordered the Pastor to get rid of the donkey.  The Pastor decided to give it to a Nun in a nearby convent.

The local paper, hearing of the news, posted the following headline the next day:

The Bishop fainted.

He informed the Nun that she would have to get rid of the donkey so she sold it to a farmer for $10.

The next day the paper read:

This was too much for the Bishop so he ordered the Nun to buy back the donkey and lead it to the plains where it could run wild.

The next day the headlines read:

The Bishop was buried the next day.

The moral of the story is . . . being concerned about public opinion can bring you much grief and misery . . even shorten your life.  So be yourself and enjoy life.  Stop worrying about everyone else's ass and
you'll be a lot happieand live longer!