The rebel flag is a sign of hate. No mater what it means personally, there's no way around it. It's now being used as a rallying call to other like minded individuals. That's not good. These types of activities can spawn a civil war. So I have been thinking outside the box a little, and have come up with an idea. Take the flag away, and claim it. What I mean is, take the flag, give it a different meaning completely. Say this flag represents our over coming of slavery. Put it on urban clothing. Make it into a hip-hop design. Put some Rasta init. This can go in a thousand directions. Structure it around the minority. Make the other side hate their own flag. Just flat out take it away, and make it your own.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The earth's center is made of an element we have never seen before. This is because every large ball of matter (planets, moons, suns) has this element hidden deep in its center. This element is magnetic to all matter in the universe. The element creates gravity. If we were to extract this material, it would pull all objects to it. Yhe Earth's core is this matter. Black holes are the results of this material at its rawest state. As more more matter is collected, a planet is formed.
Many years ago the earth was in orbit, at a distance too far from the sun to sustain life. The sun’s gravity pulls on the planets. Venus was once our Earth. There's a reason humans are so much more advanced than the rest of the animals on this planet. It’s because we have existed longer than any other species. We also know humans don't belong here. We are the only animals that are unable to simple drink straight from standing water, and we have to cook our food. No other animal has to do this. Humans, like all other life forms have a pattern. In small populations we group and work together. We then search for new things and new ways. We learn. As our population grows, we put our thoughts together and become even smarter as a whole. As technology advances, we learn to document our learning. We see our world around us and are curious about it. We want to understand every detail. As we go through this cycle, we become more and more advanced. Until we have the ability to leave the planet. First with short flights, and then to the next planet.
Humans have followed this pattern before. The question then becomes, “how did we lose our technology for so many years”. The answer is simple: we traveled to Earth with a small group to save our species. That small group was not supported by the same technology when it arrived. It landed on a planet that may have been violently dangerous. Venus’s large population that supported material needs was left behind. Imagine flying to another planet after leaving earth. The new plant has no humans, farms, restaurants, mining equipment, schools, computers, workforce, nothing. Your only priority on day one, is to survive. Year one may be filled with moments of near death. Hunger, animal attacks, disease, weather, etc. Year after year the old technologies that got you to this new planet have been forgotten and only become folk lore. How long would it take a group of 10 or even a hundred humans to become 300 billion? With multiple races? The number is staggering I’m sure. This small group would have the same issues we have today. Disagreements and fights. Splits in the group. Explores would leave the group never to be heard from. These groups find new lands and start new families. The cycle continues on the natural cycle until, here we are again. The process of becoming quicker as we continue to evolve. This is why Mars is not quite ready for us yet. If we can save us from ourselves long enough, Mars will be lush and habitable once it reaches the “sweet spot”.
The sweet spot is a region around the sun that allows a planet to develop life. Earth was just entering the sweet spot as it entered the ice age. Our planet is now getting hotter. This is due to our location to the sun (and damage caused by humans). If we want to see if life existed, we should not be looking on Mars, we should be looking on Venus (if it’s not too burned). Mars is our future. Venus was our past. Venus is closer to Earth than Mars, and is similar in size. At its furthest point, it’s about 162 million miles away. At its closest, it’s about 24 million miles away. This means that the planets are elliptically orbiting. It takes the planets about 584 days to be at their closest. Let’s not let this confuse us. As we (the Planets) get closer to the Sun. The orbits get tighter, and so does the distances between planets. And the orbit becomes more circular. So the next question is, “how wide is the sweet spot”? Well I would say that’s complicated. The earth is 91 million miles for the sun in January and 94 million miles in July. Seems odd right? Why is the earth colder when the earth is further away? Well it’s not. It’s just that the earth is tilting. If you lived in Australia in the winter, you would feel differently about the question. But this illustrates how big the sweet spot really is, and how hard it is to figure out. The earth moves about 3 million miles in one year to and from the Sun. Yet life thrives. Now let’s say life on Venus is right on the edge of dying from heat. The sun is burning hot year round. Humans have developed ways to survive, but they know they have to get off Venus soon. They see earth and know that that it’s the only hope. At the same time Venus is dying, the Earth is still frozen, but is starting to show seasons and some melting. Now we know that the Sun changes its intensity, but we will not get into that here. Variables are all over the place. Remember that this is only a hypothesis. It’s meant to drive science to a theory. Now, both planets are in the sweet spot, but just barely. Humans make a few trips to earth. They may even figure out ways to communicate back and forth to Venus. Maybe in ways we don’t yet understand. Or maybe it was a last minute ditch effort, and left Venus just before it burned. We don’t know. Today we are amazed by the structures and the intelligence of the past humans. Humans figured out a way, and we always do. When will Mars reach the sweet spot, and when will we make our next move? I don’t know when, but I know we will.
Humans put life on a datum. Everything has a starting point. They say life started at this point or that point. I would rather say life is a cycle of waves that has no start or stop. If the Universe collapses, it will only expand again. The cycle continues over and over again. The cycle of humans life, may be the same cycle that has existed for trillions of years (or more). Humans may have inhabited Mercury prior to Venus. There may be other life forms in other galaxies living the same cycles. It's perfect, all of it. Verlon Randy Johnson
Thursday, March 19, 2015
There has been a lot of talk lately on the news about the use of the "N" word. Some believe it should be unused/restricted by all, some believe it's acceptable for only African Americans to use it, and some think the use of it is acceptable by all. I believe part of the reason this argument has gone on for so long, is that all side of the conversion lack empathy for the other. The hateful use of the word is inappropriate and hurtful to many (even of to other races). The use of the word as a slang keeps the word alive, and has created an odd form of reverse decimation. African Americans says you’re not allowed to use that word. This is understandable, but it’s also morally wrong to think it’s acceptable to twist the meaning of a word, use it yourself, and dare another race to use it. It adds a double standard and helps to create a divided. We have come too far as Americans, and have made too much progress on our journey to eliminate racism to allow this one word to help put a road block in the way of progress. It creates barrier between people. This is something we must eliminate completely. We should look at this word as the enemy of freedom. As long as we allow this word to be spoken, we will never be allowed to move forward. We know it exist, and we know its history.
Moving forward, I challenge you to show the rest of the world that you are against racism. If you hear any use the word, point them out publicly. Tell them "using the N word makes you a racist no matter what race you are". No matter what race, stop using this evil word. African Americans, please realize that not all Caucasians are racist, and that non of them were slave owners. To have hate for Caucasians as a group makes you just as guilty of racism. We can't move forward like that.
Human rights first.