Monday, February 29, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

50% of Gay/Bi Black Men Will Be Diagnosed with HIV

The average American has just a 1 percent risk of ever being infected with the AIDS virus, but gay and bisexual black men have a 50 percent risk, according to new federal data.
A quarter of Latino gay and bisexual men will be infected over their lifetimes, the new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds.
African-Americans are at highest risk in the U.S. One in 19 American black men will be infected with HIV over a lifetime and one in 46 black women will be.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Atlas, The Next Generation

"One day the AIs are going to look back on us the same way we look at fossil skeletons on the plains of Africa. An upright ape living in dust with crude language and tools, all set for extinction." ~ Ex Machina

Monday, February 22, 2016

Is it...

"Wise men make proverbs and fools repeat them"


"Fools make proverbs and wise men repeat them"

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Exit Pluto, Enter Fatty

Since 1930 astronomers have told us Pluto was the 9th planet in our solar system. Now, they say Pluto isn't a planet, but a new massive planet (20x bigger than earth) nicknamed "Fatty" has supplanted Pluto.  In 2115, it will be discovered that Pluto wasn't a dwarf planet after all, and was mistaken for "Fatty"..

In other news, the average cat has 4.2 lives..

7 Downsides to Intelligence

Sunday, February 14, 2016

San Andreas Movie Review:

San Andreas is movie.  A far-fetched movie in the form of reality, which I was aware of before I pressed play on the blu-ray.  Movies are entertainment to me, a momentary escape from reality, if you will (hopefully).

Regardless of what side of the fence one's motives grow, complaints are abound with regard to the social coercion of Hollywood.  Be it #OscarsSoWhite or #BoycottStarWarsVII, one herd or another has a bone to pick.  The hashtag for San Andreas should be #WhiteBetaMale.  Here's why:

The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) is a Air Rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department.  The movie begins with the rescue of a ditzy blond whose car was swept over a cliff while she was texting.  The vehicle somersaulted until its wheel snagged an embankment and became lodged on the side of a cliff.  The Rock and his rescue team, accompanied by a reporter, are dispatched to the scene.  The Rock is the pilot and does an acrobatic aerial maneuver to position the helicopter above the stranded car.  A member of the crew (the "cute, but not bright" white guy) repels down to extract the stranded female from the unstable vehicle.  While attempting to stabilize the car, he gets his arm penned underneath, and the buff, black hero springs into action.  He puts the copter on "autohover" and repels down, rips the door off the car, and saves the dingbat white duo just in the nick of time.

The Rock is in the midst of divorce from his white wife (Carla Gugino), in which they have a beautiful pale skinned, blue-eyed daughter (Alexandra Daddario).  His soon-to-be ex wife informs The Rock that she and Daddario are are moving in with Carla's new white boyfriend (Loan Gruffudd).  Gruffudd is a real estate mogul and offers to give Daddario a ride to college in San Francisco when Johnson gets called to an emergency and can't take her.  While in San Francisco a 9.6 earthquake erupts and Gruffudd leaves Daddario trapped in the back of his limo.  The #whitebetamale (aka Gruffudd) gets scared and runs away, leaving his would-be future step daughter trapped in a collapsing parking garage. Two young English brothers, ages 20 and 13 (the eldest befriended Daddario while she was waiting on Gruffudd to conduct his business) see the #whitebetamale exit the building in a panic and realize Daddario isn't with him.  The brothers go into the parking garage and save Daddario from sure death, before the limo is crushed by the collapsing building.

Daddario's father inspired ingenuity (using a land line since cell towers are down, stealing a scanner and bandages from a parked fire truck while police officers ignore her) convince the helpless white beta-brothers that she's the man and they agree to blindly follow her to safety.

A huge tsunami hits San Francisco and the Rock and Gugino survive by boating over a several hundred foot wave in little more than a motorized dingy.  Father and mother find their daughter, and her two teary-eyed tag alongs, when their paths cross as the Rock navigates the flooded city by boat.  The trio is in a flooded, collapsing skyscraper and the Rock dives in to save his drowning daughter, but is apparently to late.  Daddario drowns, but the Rock literally breathes life back into her.

Gugino forgets all about her cucky #whitebetamale who gets crushed to death by a shipping container, and the movie ends with her walking away clutching the heroic Rock's bulging, brown bicep...

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Bertrand Russell ~

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Black Power vs White Power

At an NBA all-star game in 2012, rapper Puff Daddy raised his fist and said "Black Power" while giving a half time interview on the court.  Nobody booed, the black interviewer smiled, fans clapped, no lost endorsement deals, and to my knowledge, no apologies were made by the NBA, network, nor Puffy.

Here's the video:

At Dimebash 2016 (a concert held on behalf of deceased Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell), Phil Anselmo, the former lead singer of Pantera, "sieg heiled" (or Nazi saluted, whatever the correct terminology is) the audience and yelled "White Power" in an admitted (and obvious) state of drunkenness. He later claimed it was an inside joke, due to fact he was drunk on white wine. Due to public outrage, he has issued several apologies, and his band's (Down) appearance at concert events have been cancelled.

Here's the video:

A drunken white guy yells "White Power" at a concert with a few hundred people in attendance. A sober black guy says "Black Power" at an all-star game attended by twenty-thousand, and witnessed on TV by millions.  Both give hand gestures with their statement.  The drunken white guy who said he was just joking has sparked outrage and is now an evil racist.  The black guy who was marketing his new TV station didn't experience any social or economic backlash. Why?

Is it fair to conclude that society is pro-black and anti-white?


"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." ~ Hebrews 11:1