Monday, January 24, 2005

Post Industrial America?

Is it safe to say that America is in the midst of the post industrial era? Can we say that America is not handling this era very well?

Since we seem to be losing industrial type jobs to other nations, we should accept that we are a post industrial country. We do dabble in some manufacturing, but it seems that most stuff is made elsewhere. We also have a large agricultural society, but even that seems to be dwindling. All signs point to post industrial.

Are we a technological society? We are entering that, but only in our big cities and only big companies. I live in a technologically advanced city. (I still consider it a town do to the backwards mentality of many of the folks.) I have high speed internet. The family has 2+ computers. Etc. Yet, many parts of our country is still a bit behind, technologically, though they are starting to come around.

Since we are bored, post industrial and technological countries have much time on their hands, our country feels the need to "interfere" with the doings of other countries. Our country has trouble maintaining safe borders. It seems that our country is not handling the current era very well. I think we should concentrate on becoming a better country. Work on making our citizens safe. Work on making our way of life better. I'm not saying drop all foreign policy, but hold back and stop being the world's police. If other countries do not want our "guidance" in their progress, we should step back and let them iron things out for themselves. Only time will tell if we are doing the right thing.

How do you rate our country? I love this country, but I feel we are lacking in some respect, as if we do not know how to handle our own situation. We are uncomfortable in our current role. As seen in our last election, half seems to be ok with our current path, and half is not. Since I did not vote either for the Dems or the Reps, I feel these major parties are not tuned into what we really need. Can this or will this ever change? I may try to answer that at a later time. As for now, that is what has crossed my mind tonight.


Sunday, January 16, 2005

Golden Globes

Damn, I wanted to make a web page on my predictions. I guess I am running late on that. Maybe I will create one for the Academy Awards. I want to see how far off I will be.

Meanwhile I guess it's back to bug cleaning a puter.


Or Chao. Or whatever. :-)

Wednesday, January 12, 2005


Hey, what new books are you reading? Do you read?

I'm not sure what I am going to read next. Post a comment and share your reading list. I may post them to the Idiot Bookstore!

Technology vs. The Little Folk

Answer me this. Do you think technology is out pacing the ability of average people to handle and accept such technology? It seems to me that everyday there is some new toy, gadget, gizmo, whatever that is supposed to make our life's better. It also is apparent that many of these things do not improve our way of life at all. I have noticed that many people just cannot accept some of this stuff that comes out. Is a cell phone with a built-in camera really a necessary item? Don't forget to ad the PDA, the MP3 player, and the walkie-talkie. Of course the cell phone is just one example. At times I find it quite annoying.

Do you think the current fad is for people to "dig" technology for the sake of technology? I think the younger folks today are brainwashed into believing that they must have the next toy that comes out. I wonder if they believe their existence would be less important if they do not get that latest gadget.

Don't get me wrong, I really like technology. I think it is cool. I just see so many items out there that seem so silly.

What is the latest toy you purchased?

Strange Space Blobs Get More Mysterious

Strange Space Blobs Get More Mysterious: "Strange Space Blobs Get More Mysterious
By Robert Roy Britt
Senior Science Writer
posted: 11 January 2005
03:07 pm ET


This is so cool. Read about the real blobs!

Friday, January 07, 2005

If you haven't checked the IN the NEWS posting

Hey, there is some activity going on with the In The News posting a while back. 6 comments! Wow.

Now the age group seems young. I think I will do a focus group on this and determine how such young folks are so political.

Anyways, at least we have some vistors. Thanks!
Now if I can only get to updating my web page.......

Have any of you read books in the Idiot's Bookstore?