Saturday, January 16, 2016

Van Recall

     Had to take my van in on Thursday for a recall. Actually the recall was for last July, it took this long to get the part. There was a switch for a back window that could catch fire. It happened to a van in the parking lot next to the Supermarket. Burnt the whole van out. I was thinking that it would be a disaster if it caught on fire while my daughter was in her wheelchair, strapped in the back. I couldn't get it unbuckled that fast.
     It only took about five minutes to change. It was in the armrest on the driver's side. The girl just pulled it out, unplugged it, plugged in another one, and stuck it back in. And that was that.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Earth is Round.

     When I was at the ruins of Ephesus a few years ago, I saw what was left of a Roman statue. It was an emperor's foot on a globe. The ancient Romans obviously knew the world was round.

     (From Armstrong Economics: Knowledge itself moves in cycles. The reverse side of the coin of the Roman Emperor Theodosius II (402-450 AD) dpicts the emperor standing holding the world as a round globe. To the left is the scepter of the only Roman emperor to have been discovered. Here too, we see from Maxentius (306-312 AD) that the world is represented as a globe and not a flat piece of land. The Chinese and Romans knew about each other; both claimed that the world was round and they were the rulers of the world. Yet knowledge is lost in the Dark Age and we returned to the primitive idea that the world was flat. What our computer is accomplishing is an awakening of knowledge that has been lost. This is a journey to rediscover reality.
     The fall of Rome destroyed a lot more than people realize. It was more than just gold coins vanishing until the 13th century. Knowledge itself also vanished and we are still clawing our way back to understanding. Personal opinion is meaningless for it does not even scratch the surface. Open your mind and you just may begin to see what we have forgotten.)

Thursday, January 7, 2016


For breakfast the other day, I had a slice of pineapple. Not from a can, but an actual pineapple where I cut off a slice. It just so happened that day I read 'Ripley's' and one of the items was about pineapples. Back in the 16th and 17th centuries, pineapples were so rare, that one would cost between $5,000. and $10,000. I don't imagine there was much waste.
Next month, my toaster will be 48 years old. That means I will be married 48 years. Funny how it is easier to remember how old my toaster is, than my wedding anniversary.
The CBC certainly hates Trump. (Can you imagine the back tracking if he becomes President.) Back tracking everywhere, especially at CNN.