Thursday, October 15, 2009

planetarium monster

on our visit to griffith park observatory, we also took in a show at the planetarium. this creature actually is the projector which creates the moving celestial show.

tonight the dodgers take on the phillies in game one of the national league championship. i have plenty of relatives in eastern pennsylvania, but i'm really pulling for my adopted team to pull out the series win!


1916home said...

I really like what they've done up there. It looks great.

When you cant be at the observatory, I like to use the Stellarium program...

Its very nice, free, and easily customizable. I use it in Ubuntu linux, but they have a Windows and Mac version too. I have it on my laptop and used it while we were in Big Bear last weekend for the Oktoberfest. After the partying, just looking up at the stars and seeing them in the program and what they were was great. Ive been to Big Bear many many times, but this is the first time I really saw the night tars in detail... you can see the Milky Way galaxy in Big Bear believe it or not!

Cindy said...

The projector alien reminds me of the little laser-shooting ball in Star Wars. The one where Luke practices his lightsaber skills blind, using the Force.

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Anonymous said...

Another feature which the Gods offer as a clue is very foreboading and ominous. Mt. Zion is a mountain to the north of Diablo (the eye of The Beast) and one which has a working quarry at its base. Consistant with the decay we experience in society, Mt. Zion is being eaten away, slowly stripped of its resources, until one day paradise will be gone forever.

So many people don't care about global warming. They disregard the need for conservation and instead drive SUVs. They don't care about the Federal deficit/debt (outside of partisanship) and they don't care earning $400k for an $80,000/year job will eventually bankrupt the country. They have awarded themselves $400k pay and retirement packages, loading up their friends on the payroll during the boom 90s through the real estate bust while all services which the program were intended to fund now get cut to pay for it.
These people are often common public university labor. Not Ivy League, not private university.
This labor isn't good enough to command the salaries they are earning. And they understood this when they applied to the public university they settled on.
You can't expect a top-tier salary with a second-rate education.
They think they are going sometime during/at the end of this life, and disregard the poor souls who are left behind.
Sounds like the Italians who were used to plan World War II and the Holocaust, and not by accident.
These are the people who will be here in the United States when bankruptcy is declared and society deteriorates into chaos. And they will deserve the anarchy which ensues.

Continuing the push for privatization, reinforced and supported recently with enormous public sector salaries and retirement packages.
Once achieved the gods will utilize the corruptive predisposition of the private sector economy, as seen with the sub-prime/bailout fiasco, to initiate economic catastrophy and initiate the bankruptcy proceedings of the United States.
Whether the cure for cancer/diseases or the permanant resolution of economic misery, before the gods remove these motivations to pray we will experience an inordinate deluge of each element, with economic misery being perhaps the dissallusion of the united States with bankruptcy.

The gods used the Italians to ruin life in the 20th century.
The gods used the Italians to ruin life in A.D. with The Church.
The Church controlled Western Civilization. As the largest land owner in Europe they controlled the monarchies. They were responsbile for slavery, revenge for African invasion and rape of Italy. They created religious discontent, ultimately leading to the disfavored dumping ground known as the United States.
And each generation of these Italians were sold on "earning", only to be reincarnated as a lesser life form subsequently, punishment for their evil.
"The West Bank, where the end of the world will begin." With xtianity.

ben wideman said...

umm.... what?