Saturday, August 31, 2013

Quote Of The Day

If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.

-- Albert Einstein

Book Of The Day

I just received my copy of Scatter, Adapt, And Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction by Annalee Newitz.

As this is the subject of the novel I'm presently writing I'll take a break from the project for a few days.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013


From the seventh chapter on my current novel project:

“Number Four, they don’t teach orbital mechanics in med school.”

I just finished Chapter Seven.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Thought For For Day

In my reading of the news it appears that the world in in a run up to a Third World War. The sequence of events is so similar to the events prior to the initiation of the First and Second World Wars.

All it will take now is some idiot who would rather commit a murder than finish his sandwich.


Monday, August 26, 2013

A Bit Of Work

The beginning of the seventh chapter of the current novel:

Did I say that I hate having to supervise from a distance?

We held mock space battles and boarding exercises with the Guardian as the target ship. In each exercise companies of the Ranger battalion would take turns as boarders and defenders.

My Fourth Incarnation was a bit annoyed at my constant presence on the command deck aboard the Eagle.

“Don’t you have a desk on the ground?” He once asked me with a clearly annoyed voice as we observed a boarding exercise.

“Yes.” I replied to him politely.

“You also have a wife.”

I turned to look at him silently. He spoke again.

“Seriously, I remember what happened to our marriage in the first incarnation.”

“Our marriage?”

Number Four took a very annoyed and lecturer tone of voice in his reply.

“Evelyn Boatman Number One and our one and only Susan.”

“Oh yes, I remember.”

“She went back to Earth and it was our fault.”

And she remained on Earth until the end.

I spoke again.

“Our fault?”

Number Four looked forward and lowered his voice.

“Fine, I understand, the language isn’t set up for multiple incarnations of a person to have a conversation, particularly concerning a private matter. The point is that I remember being overworked while building the escape fleet, I remember the divorce, and I remember the subsequent results. And so should you, and I don’t want to see the whole thing happen again.”

“You aren’t married to Cheryl.”

He turned to speak at me again.

“And the way you are pushing yourself right now neither will you. Seriously Number Three, you need to take a break, put on some music group files and dance with her. She’ll love it.”

I silently stared at him.

“Oh come off it!” He said. “Don’t give me the silent stare treatment!”

I broke off the stare and looked about the command deck. Everyone on deck was putting on the appearance of being hardwired and fully dedicated to their work stations.

Number Four spoke again.

“Look, you can call it a rehearsal for the arrival celebration, the point is that you need a break.”

“What about you?”

“I’m not supervising this entire operation, you are.”

“You also want me off of your ship?”

“Yes.” He replied. “Just trust me, we’ll get it right.”

I had no idea how to respond to the argument. So I took a break. I clearly needed it. And Cheryl and I conceived our first daughter.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday On Syria

It appears that The Big Zero is about to intervene in the fictional nation of Syria.  A country created by European diplomats out of the wreckage of the Ottoman Empire after the First World War.

So what happened?

In the ongoing civil war the remnant of the so-called government used a nerve agent to massacre a bit over three thousand Muslim civilians and an unknown number of insurgents. This is roughly the equivalent of an SS unit hitting a bump in the road and losing a truckload of thugs on the Night Of The Long Knives.

So what?

Both sides are Muslims, which is to say that they are enemies of Mankind and deserving of NO SYMPATHY at all.  Let the murderers kill each other off and let us be done with them.  Forever.

But The Big Zero is apparently chomping at the bit to intervene. Presumably on the side of the insurgents, who in this case are the local version of the SS.

Intervening in the fight between the SA and the SS would not have made sense with Nazi Germany.  Why should anyone perform an equivalent action now?

 The only reasonable ground I could see for entering Syria would be to rescue the innocent third parties.  Specifically the remnant of Christians in that land.  Furthermore the operation should be performed with only unrestricted rules of engagement towards the warring factions.  Those who gang rape and murder children deserve to be exterminated.

But The Big Zero would not think of doing that.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Fact Of The Day

There is no longer a federal government of The United States.

Those who are holding office, especially at the executive level, are not in compliance with the Constitution. Nor are they exercising reason in the course of their action. They are not doing their defined duties.

Furthermore they have entered an adversarial relationship with the citizens of the nation. They have become our enemy.

We have no alternative but to identify and treat them as such.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Work In Progress

I've already written the epilogue of my current novel project:

Time passes and life continues.

Zoe grew up as a fully human young woman and pursued the man of her dreams. In this case my fourth incarnation, for this I don’t blame her at all, but then I am clearly biased.

The wedding ceremony and celebration was held in Landfall on Zion. A live band played for the event.

Zoe made the first request.

“Could you please play ‘Have You Ever Had It Blue?’”

“My pleasure ma’am.” The lead singer replied.

The fellow actually resembled Paul Weller of The Style Council, even down to the British teeth.

As the happy couple began to dance Cheryl turned to me and asked a question.

“Why don’t we dance that way?”

“Let’s try it.” I replied.

I stood up and took her hand.

Human Life is both a joyous and a learning experience.

Live with it.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Progress Report

I've just finished the fourth chapter of the current draft of the novel project. The total word count thus far is a bit over 9,000. Which is about one ninth of the minimum word count for submission to a publisher.

If I do resort to publication on Kindle this should be the cover for the work:

I do want to finish this one.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


While reading something online I saw a famous martial arts movie star listed as the "gay karate man."

I immediately spoke the words: "that's gotta suck."

Yep. Clearly brainless on my part.

Monday, August 12, 2013


At what point does one declare that enough is enough?

The atrocity that you will read about at the end of the link was committed by the animals that John McCain and Barack Obama want to send aid to.


(I have to do a better job of copy editing.)

Saturday, August 10, 2013


President Richard Nixon had the decency to resign from office.

Decency is an alien concept to a Democrat.

Friday, August 09, 2013


The Reich fell when Hitler ran out of grandfathers and teenagers to shove between himself and the Red Army.

All that's holding up the Obama regime is the mainstream media. Which is of less defensive value than the Volkssturm.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Idiots Of The Day

The group known as the Christian Peacemaker Teams is at it again. Once again they righteously ignore the facts of reality and take the side of the Enemies of Mankind.

In support of the practitioners of the blatantly false doctrine of Islam they have posted this prayer on their website: (LINK HERE)

Ask that God support the people of Hebron, who were unable to celebrate fully one of their most important holidays, Laylat-al-Qadr, this year at the Ibrahimi Mosque, even though it is one of the holidays for which the Israeli military guarantees them access to the mosque.

Let's translate this into plain English:

Ask that God support the descendants of the those who conquered Hebron and drove out or murdered the original inhabitants and who are now denied the privilege of desecrating a holy site they stole from the original inhabitants.

That of course is too honest.

There is absolutely no question that Islam is a false doctrine. There is absolutely no question that Islam is toxic to Human life. And there is absolutely no excuse for ANYONE to provide aid and comfort to the adherents and practitioners of Islam.

While as an atheist I have no concern with this group acting in actual opposition to Christ, as a Human I am outraged that they are openly supporting the Enemies of Mankind.

These vermin simply aren't worth the effort of shooting.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Happy Hiroshima Day!

On this day in 1945 the United States Army Air Force visited the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

They are still talking about it.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Thought For The Day

I now expect the end of the Obama Administration strongly resemble the climactic scene in Bambi Meets Godzilla.

Oh, here's the film.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Unused Portion

I originally wrote this segment for a novel in progress. I eventually used part of it as dialogue in the second chapter:

So why are we here?

Why did we escape the Solar System and settle on the planets of Alpha Centauri?

The fact is that we live in a dynamic universe. A universe whose internal material components are subject to change by entirely natural means. Life, including human life, is the result of a series of an entirely natural processes. The process of life is also a localized acceleration of the process of entropy, the conversion of matter to energy. Simply by living each of us is accelerating the ultimate decline of the known universe. Please don’t tell the environmentalists.

For simple forms of life survival is simply an accident of nature. For Humanity survival is the result of the function of the active mind. And we will think and do what is necessary to live what is properly a human life.

Believe it or not there were people back on Earth who objected to our escape from extinction and actively worked to prevent it.

I am not kidding.

Some of those people believed that our lives were the result of the will of a being commonly known as God. And that the event that would ultimately destroy all life on Earth was also the will of God. They believed that the extinction event was brought about because of our collective sins. The primary sin being the constant refusal to obey the commands of God as transmitted through his self appointed spokesmen. The vilest of our sins being the persistent habit of actually thinking on the basis of the actual facts of reality. The believers in the God Premise deemed us guilty of these crimes and wanted us to sit down without resistance and die for our sins.

Absolutely not, we decided.

The idea that God could eliminate Mankind at a thought and did not require an actually natural event to kill off our species simply did not enter their minds.

This assumes of course that those who believe in the concept of God had actually functioning minds.

There were also those who believed in the concept of material equality. That everyone had to be materially equal regardless of the actual amount of productive thought and labor. They believed it was unfair for us who could build starships to escape the Solar System. We who could should not do so because it was unfair to those who could not. That the truly fair course of action was to do nothing and for all of us to die together.

This view, which was purely emotional, was clearly wrong.

And finally there were the self-appointed elites. They believed that only they had the best of the collective interests of Mankind in mind. And that only the best and the brightest members of the Human collective, as defined by themselves, should be allowed to escape extinction by the means available.

That the elites have always lived off the thought and labor of those they deemed inferior and invariably made decisions for their own benefit was never, ever, mentioned by them or their willing servants.

The fact was that we would not sacrifice ourselves for the benefit of what was in fact a band of lazy and mindless losers.

The fundamental moral value is life. But human life is not simply physical existence. The human mode of life also requires an active mental existence.

In order to live as human beings we must see things as they are and act as we conceive as necessary.

Live with it.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?