Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
I’m coming out of my month long hibernation to resume my posting routine. I don’t know how astute I will be maintaining it because I want to do a lot of traveling this year. I’ll just play it by ear for now. I hope you all had a great festive season and bright start to the new year.
Movie review and analysis at The Critical Drinker:
I wish I could commence 2020 with a happy story, but I’m afraid this one isn’t. I’m incensed with what Disney has done with the Star Wars saga and I think the Critical Drinker’s take on it aligns with my thoughts about this horrendous post trilogy. I’d even go so far to say I do not consider these post trilogy episodes part of the Star Wars cannon since they are so abhorrent and most dishearteningly – disrespectful to the original story arc, lore and characters. ..….… (Watch entire review part 1).
Video presentation at the Independent Institute:
As we get inundated with dire news stories regarding global warming and climate change, I have been investigating to find conclusive evidence about the human element / contribution (CO2) to climate change and frankly I just can’t find any.
At this special event, geoscientist and astrophysicist Willie Soon separates fact from fiction in the global warming debate. He explains why the forecasts from CO2 climate models have been so wrong—and why solar influences on clouds, oceans, and wind drive climate change, not CO2 emissions. Stanford University physicist Elliott Bloom then comments. “The whole point of science is to question accepted dogmas. For that reason, I respect Willie Soon as a good scientist and a courageous citizen.” —Freeman J. Dyson, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Institute for Advanced Study; Templeton Prize Laureate…Watch entire presentation
Poem by Theodora Goss:
One day, it may be time
to dismantle your house.
Yes, the one you built so carefully
of brick, remembering the third pig
in the fairy tale, to be storm-proof
and wolf-proof, to stand
for a hundred years. The house
you thought you would retire in,
perhaps die in....…
(Read entire poem)
Video documentary for television Channel 4 by Tom Holland at Odon Lafontaine:
1400 years ago armies of nomads swept out of the Arabian desert and conquered half the world. Today their descendants tell an extraordinary story. They say that God sent them a prophet, Mohammad. And that God then gave them an empire. But is it really true? Not everyone is so sure. The Muslim conquests were one of the most decisive events in history. But were the arabs in the 7th century, really Muslim? .…..…..…. (Watch full documentary)
Short story by the Intellectual Shaman:
I was cleaning up at the end of the work day.
“How’s it goin?” The janitor asked.
“Not bad, and yourself?”
“I can’t complain.”
He had a goatee, a pot belly, and intelligent eyes.
He was interesting. I don’t know why janitors are interesting.
Maybe they have nothing to hide. They seem real…
...….(Read entire short story)