Miscellaneous (The World is Burning Edition)
Updated: Mar 29
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, forcibly changed the retirement age in his country from 62 to 64.
Then the people of France lit that country on fire.
Reaction #1: Of course Macron raised the retirement age. You know why? Because if he didn't, he wouldn't have had enough people to work the Olympics. (Do the math for Paris 2024. Anyone who would have retired over the next 2 years now has to wait until at least 2025. Coincidence?)
Reaction #2: Americans love to riot. Nikki Haley said, on the record, that we're going to have to raise the retirement age in America. Other Republicans are at least open to the discussion. Donald Trump accused the other candidates of wanting to raise the retirement age to "70,75. or even 80 in some cases."
You know what happens then?
In about 50 years, history may remember Avi Loeb as the smartest man on the planet in 2023.
In 2021, Avi Loeb sounded the alarm that an asteroid named Oumuamua wasn't an asteroid at all, but an alien probe.
Then, last week, Loeb asked for $1.5 million to lead an expedition to Papua New Guinea to see if a meteorite named CNEOS1 2014-01-08 that struck that country in 2014 was also an alien probe.
I think Loeb's theory of finding evidence of alien life is at least plausible.
There was another school shooting today, but this one was unique, the shooter was a female.
From my short story Baconitis: "You know what all school shooters have in common? They're all male!"
Then I read at the Daily Mail that the suspect was a "Transgender...
You know what? I don't need more problems than I already got.
Tried a new record store this past weekend, Hollow Bone Records.
Was I tempted to buy anything? Yes, yes I was.
I own Anthrax's Volume 8: The Threat is Real and I'm about one of only about a dozen or two people out there that loved and owned the effort. I almost bought the Double Vinyl with the extra tracks, since I only have it on CD.
Putin is going to stage nuclear weapons in Belarus. You know why that's important? If Putin launches nukes into Ukraine from Belarus, then we nuke Russia, are we portrayed in the world media as the aggressor?
Putin is simply playing chess. He doesn't care if we nuke Belarus.
Seriously, what is Biden's next move if Putin nukes Ukraine from Belarus. Does China warn America not to nuke Russia?
Ah, ah, ah. Now we're playing a very dangerous game.
Headline at the Wall Street Journal today:
Patriotism: I am proud to be an American. Why? This blog exists thanks to the Constitution. I wrap myself in the flag and make snarky remarks about bombing Russia. For those who hate America, try going to another country and blogging your beliefs. Guess what? Most of you just asked for a death sentence.
Religion: My religious beliefs aside, religious speech is under active attack in this country. Just a reminder, free speech is for all, not just specific groups.
Hard Work: Growing up I was taught that if you work hard, you will get ahead. At 50, I can unequivocally say that is rarely the case. It hasn't been the case in a long time.