Thursday, August 23, 2012
It's a conspiracy I tell you
(factoid- the electric chair was invented by a dentist)
Death panels, FEMA camps and 911
I will never forget the day a neighbor came to my door. I forget what the original reason was off hand but somehow the conversation turned to the newly touted "death panels". Unlike the rest of the sheeple in this country when somebody tries to scare the bejesus out of me with the thought of some government agency telling me who lives and who dies I do a bit more investigating for some real facts. Come to find out that it was only a technical glitch so to speak in the bill on health care. In a nut shell it added a visit to the doctor ( an insurance paid visit) to discuss what your wishes would be in the event you were incapacitated and unable to tell the medical staff your wishes. Also called a living will, it was just that, a legal document outlining your wishes signed by you and notarized.
But for some people you can't let the facts stand in the way of a good conspiracy. It's as if they live to be told to be scared. The next machination of doom and gloom was the FEMA "internment camps". I'm sure visions of Nazi Germany came dancing in their heads, gas chambers and all. Okay a little investigation once again turned up the truth, but I guess they can't handle the truth as Jack Nickelson once said. The truth be known this happened a little while after hurricane Katrina. FEMA an agency that had had it's budget cut by Bush and was run by the least qualified was looking to come up with a real plan for natural disasters, like what to do with a couple hundred thousand people who lost everything in a disaster. Where do you put them until other arrangements can be made? So logic dictates a gym or armory or civic center would have to do in a pinch. It's not like they can take off to their vacation homes in the Hamptons in the interim. This is the reality and not some trumped up images of a far off gulag complete with razor wire as they would have you believe. It's hard enough to watch over the crowd that shows up for the fireworks every year let alone an entire city.
Then there's the twin towers conspiracy. Blown up they say by our own government. And I'll bet not one of them who says that has ever worked in construction. I've been tearing buildings apart for the better part of twenty years. I was shocked when I saw the damage to a supposed heavy duty structure after our last major earthquake. Sorry guys but an I-beam hit by a plane going that fast doesn't stand a chance. In the case of our earthquake I saw bolt holes in beams stretched by the force. Think about that for a sec. But for our twin towers it was a different story. In addition to the force of the aircraft there was the fire. True the beams were covered with a fire resistant material but that could easily have been knocked off by the force of impact. Ah, but beams take very high temperatures to melt they say. That is true but concrete degrades at a much lower temperature than steel and once one floor went it took the remaining ones with it. The building was after all built like a tube with no internal supports connecting to the outside skeleton. So it was a simple matter of gravity causing the building to pancake to the ground.
I only bring all of this up because there's a lot of weird things happening all at once. A major drought has hit the world with no explanation. Some credit global warming while others think it's part of a cycle. We have solar flares that are expected to last into next year or longer. At the same time there hanta virus which is a direct off shoot of warming. It brings out the rats that carry the virus. There's been the massive floods in southeast Asia on a grand scale. The earthquakes of the past few years that are still being dealt with in Haiti, Japan and several other countries. There's been more wars, murders, robberies and suicides than I've ever seen in my life in just the past few years. There must be some explanation to the madness and mayhem. Then of course there's the economic collapse which is easy to explain. Simple greed will take down entire nations. We're watching the slow motion train wreck in progress. Nothing can stop it. Yes it is a conspiracy theory but it can't be defined at least not in any simple terms. Maybe just the perfect storm where all the bad lined up in that perfect cast of the dice of fate. You can't bet on black and you can't bet on red and the house odds are no better.