GoldenOdyssey

'Tis better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. Tennyson, Alfred, Lord

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Location: Orange County, CA, United States

I am an avid golfer who enjoys political discourse and quantum physics. I believe that regardless of politics that reality eventually intervenes.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Reagan Defense Budget Debunked

I thought I'd bring up my post about Reagan's defense budget and the actual outlays to illustrate three points:

1) The Health and Human Services soared past the Defense budget in 1994 and never looked back. 2010 is projected at Defense $485B, and Health and Human Services $829B.
2) The increase in the national debt was hardly due to defense increases since the defense budget only made up 12% of the increase.
3) Defense budgets have been cut, even by Republicans.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

What would happen if Cheney were more senstive to the Washington press?

What would have happened if Cheney was more "sensitive" to the press?

Here's what American Thinker thinks.

It doesn't matter what Bush and Cheney do, they are always wrong as far as the Washington press are concerned.

Favorite Movies

I have favorite movies, usually based on one scene. This is my first shot at capturing some of those movies.

Patriot
A Mel Gibson movie. The unforgettable scene is when Gibson's character is spoken to by his youngest daughter, begging him not to leave.

We Were Soldiers
A Mel Gibson Movie. Mel Gibson's character imploring a journalist to write about how his troopers died.

Braveheart
Mel Gibson's character yelling freedom just before dying.

Courage Under Fire
Denzel Washington's character explaining to the parents of a soldier he killed, a close friend and their son.

October Sky
The son explaining to his dad who his real hero is.

Wicker Park
The final scene.

Just Married
The final scene.

Sleepless in Seattle
"She made everything beautiful."

Jerry Magwire
"You got me at hello"

Out of Africa
Beautiful movie, especially the scenes after Redford's character dies tragically.

Field of Dreams
When Costner's character asks his dad to play catch.

Somewhere in Time
Beautiful movie.

Bicentennial Man
A movie that could have focused on the technical aspects of such a possibility and instead focused on the "humanity" of a robot. Very touching. Very kind.

Forrest Gump
Asking if he could approach his son.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Another losing case for Global Warming, a junk science

Once again, Dr. Patrick Michaels shoots holes in Global Warming.

Why are the Global Warming advocates so selective about the data they choose to use?

The Journal Editorial Report on Fox

A dear friend, and frankly one of the smartest people I have ever known, recommended this show. I couldn't agree more.

A day or two later I see Hugh Hewitt also recommended the show.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Can't wait for Bryant Gumbel's comments on the NBA

It looks like Bryant Gumbel is getting desparate these days.

Here's the key quote: "So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention."

See for yourself.

Thank you, Mr. Gumbel. I don't laugh at the Winter Olympics anymore than I do at the NBA. The best succeed. Period.

Did you hear? Cheney shot somebody ...

Well, I can't wait any longer for Dick Cheney to personally call me and explain the hunting accident. I guess that puts me in the same group with David Gregory, one of NBC's "objective" reporters.

It was so predictable that the MSM would lose it over this. Cheney bad. Hunting bad. Guns bad. Repbulicans bad. How could it be any better? As usual, the the press corps. made fools out of themselves ... another day at the office for them. This was special, though, because they thought this was so clear cut and went all out.

This will subside and the press corps. will be on the lookout for the next "crisis" that requires Bush or Cheney to resign or be impeached. Guaranteed. These people are "stuck on stupid".

I thought Tony Blankley captured it best. BTW, check out the other columns at townhall.com. The MSM just gets skewered and they deserved it.

Ok, let me leave the children for now and talk about the adults in this whole affair. Cheney accidentally shot his friend with birdshot. Of course, he's going to feel bad. Notice how the press didn't give a damn about that. I also thought that Whittington's comments were so appropriate: they were kind to Cheney and devastating to the press.

I'd like to say this accident only increased my confidence in Cheney but it can't go any higher.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Hugh Hewitt's Interview with Cheney

Here's Hugh Hewitt's interview with Vice President Cheney. It was really good.

I've also been impressed lately by yhe people he has on his program. A very impressive list of people.

Here's Hewitt's interview with Jim Brady, the executive editor of the Washington Post. Apparently the left got real mad at the WaPo for saying that Abramoff directed money to the Democrats. The left hates the truth.

LA Times Circulation Down

What wonderful news! The LA Times circulation has been in a decline for a while now.

See Michelle Malkin's: The LA Times Goes Down, Down Down.

I've seen them at several trade shows trying to get people to subscribe. I feel sorry for the ones manning the booths. They look so lonely and miserable. I've been ask more than once by the booth workers to subscribe. I tell them the paper is too liberal. They don't even try after that.

I won't even accept their free trials in the mail. Why would I knowingly bring garbage into my home?

Remeber that student who went to Iraq?

Check this out.

h/t Lucianne

Sure glad the MSM are doing their job. Sheesh.

Osama bin Laden Offers Truce, US Rejects

Osama bin Laden offered a truce to the US. What wonderful news! This can only mean that he has been weakened severely is trying to buy the time. The White House rejected his offer and the military will continue to execute on their plan.

It's all Bush's fault.

I'm a little surprised at this latest move by OBL. It clearly shows that he is losing. He must be in very bad shape but we can never let our guard down. Ever.

BTW, it was interesting to see OBL use the Democrats talking points: Howard Dean, M.D.: The WMD for Fools?

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Aristotle, Newton, Einstein ... what's next?


How about the wave structure of matter?

For anyone who likes my posts on my science, don't skip this one. If my post doesn't make sense I recommend visiting the website: The Dynamic Unity of Reality. It is also the "Space and Motion" link in the Science section of the left-hand column.

Physicists are having a difficult time with unification but this theory is best I've seen.

Aristotle started with:
"The first philosophy (Metaphysics) is universal and is exclusively concerned with primary substance. ... And here we will have the science to study that which is just as that which is, both in its essence and in the properties which, just as a thing that is, it has. ... That among entities there must be some cause which moves and combines things. ... There must then be a principle of such a kind that its substance is activity. (Aristotle, Metaphysics)"

After Aristotle the following developed:
"... it it is ironic that the main problem for human knowledge also came from the Ancient Greeks, with their conception of matter as discrete Atoms (Democritus, Lucretius). Unfortunately, Physics took the path of the atomists (Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Lorentz) and this led to the creation of 'Force Fields' (generated by particles) to explain how matter interacted with other discrete matter at-a-distance in Space."

...

Firstly, Newton's Absolute Space was considered a 'background' reference frame for the motion (and acceleration) of matter 'particles'. Thus in Newton's Space matter did not affect Space (matter was somehow separate as 'particles'). Einstein rejected the 'particle' conception of matter and tried to unite matter and Space (and time, gravity) as one thing, by representing matter as continuous spherical fields. So in Einstein's relativity matter does affect Space, as matter and space are united (i.e. matter is spherically spatially extended and represented as a spherical field). The Wave Structure of Matter agrees with Einstein, Matter and Space are one and the same thing (there are no 'particles'), and thus matter does affect space and its properties. The central difference is we are describing matter in terms of Spherical Waves in Continuous Space, rather than Einstein's (failed) field theory of matter as Continuous Spherical Fields in Space-Time.


Space is the primary substance, the one thing.
Time is the wave motions in continous space.
Forces and fields are caused by the waves in space. This also explains quantum entanglement.
Matter is the spherical wave centers in continuous space including light particles.

By abiding by [Aristotle's] central rule of Metaphysics and describing Reality in Terms of One thing existing, Space, and its Properties as a Wave Medium for Spherical Standing Waves that form Matter, we find a very simple solution to all of the above problems of Physics (again this is a big claim, but this website does explain many of these things). Basically Einstein is correct, Matter is a Spherically Spatially extended structure of Space (there is no 'particle') though most importantly we have simplified Einstein's ideas from: Matter as Continuous Spherical Fields in Space-Time to Matter as Spherical Waves in Continuous Space

I have to admit, this makes sense to me.

Alito SCOTUS Hearings: Wife leaves in tears

James Taranto makes some observations about the Alito hearings. For you Ted Kennedy fans, he's also known as "Alioto".

The Democrats couldn't get anything on Alito so they started "beating dead horses" for days by implying he is a racist bigot and his Vanguard investments somehow caused conflicts. Lindsey Graham, finally made a poignant speech about the Democrat's repulsive attack and this brought Mrs. Alito to tears. Of course, the MSM dishonestly reported this as if the Republicans were responsible for Mrs. Alito's tears when obviously it was Graham's speech that exposed the pain that the Democrats had inflicted on her husband. That's just another day at the office for them, though.

The Wahington Times explains why Kennedy is not exactly the right people to start accusing others of racism: he belonged to the Owl club at Harvard that excluded women. CAP, on other hand, an organization that Alito joined only because of Princeton's poor treatment of ROTC, did allow women and minorities to join. CAP was against quotas and that got turned into discrimination. That figures.

I've run out of creative words to express my disgust for the Democrats.

After all of that, though, it looks like Alito will be confirmed soon.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Nanotechnology and Quantum Computers ... hold on to your butts!

Cuanas makea an excellent observation

Consider this: nanotechnology and quantum computers evolved to the point that nanotechnology can create self-contained "intelligent" quantum computers.

Beam me up Scotty!!!!