Monday, August 25, 2008

Okay - Where are my thoughts and lost minutes then?

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Well I've been thinking about today's entry, somehow the content is evading my neuron, maybe its on holiday some time on its return I may be able to answer this question, till then who knows? I certainly don't

I think, therefore I am I think, or am I here? Possibly not because I'm also where you are at this moment and will be until you think about something or someone else. So while I'm with you, you are with me, bearing in mind that the time zone I'm in is now and this blog will be visited in later as well as earlier time zones, possibly at exactly the same time as here (or is it there?) then this suggests a primative form of time travel.

You are reading my thoughts from the past, now, or are you reading them before I have even written them, the time stamp on this entry will be 2 hours before I've even written it, so that should give me time to change my entry here, before I've even thought about it in the first place, let alone started to write it.

So in effect I can change your future and mine, by writing this before it is written at a later time and still have it ready for writing before it is read by you, before it is even written, but what about those who read it in the future, can I change it before they read it? Can it be unread while it is written to those in wherever?

The answer is a resounding 'Yes' Time is an illusion, Just like payday in fact, Both are 'Man' made inventions, designed to confuse, control and keep us happy, so who needs 'Time Travel' since 'Time' is artificial?

Is time really a 'Delusion'?

Its been one of those days where the hours seem to have been metricated, result of which they only have 50 instead of 60 minutes, most annoying when they limit you to the same 24 hours that everyone else with nothing to do, things to get, or any other construct destructive, whatever.

So who has nicked the missing minutes? Several associates as well as myself, have all lost these 10 minute chunks today, so where are our minutes? So far 3 hours are missing today, the blog time stamp will be 2 hours earlier than I actually posted it, that makes a 6 hour loss!

Is time really a 'Delusion'?

Yes I do feel younger, even if a little greyer than a few days ago.

A, B, Catch you later dear reader!.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Seatbelts this time - 'Nearly Too Late!'

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A continuation from the Blog entry below this one. The entry today is from a personal friend and top surgeon in Australia. Mike Cadogan, is regularly at the 'Sharp End' of RTA's - Road Traffic Accidents - Mike has responded very quckly, with a short article with active links on the subject.

The article is reproduced exactly as received, spelling errors have been left as they are a clear indication of the effect an RTA can have a long time after the event has happened in the minds of all those who have to 'clear up' the mess after such a tragic event in far too many cases

Next time you are sitting for hours in A&E moaning about the long wait to have a sprained finger looked at - Think hard, behind the scenes a Surgeon and his team are probably fighting hard to save the life/ lives of someone who does not know they are minutes from death at all!


From my perspective at the sharp end of things it can be a controversial subject despite the incontrovertible truth that wearing a seat belt use is still the single most effective thing we can do to save lives and reduce injuries  in road trauma

See the physics in action:

On a day to day basis I treat the victims of road trauma, deal with the paramedics and police from the scene and then have to convey the bad news to the victims families.

Of the significant road trauma I deal with each week I face cases of excessive alcohol use, illicit drug use, underage drivers, street racers, innocent bystanders and pedestrians. Most of the people who actually survive long enough to be treated in a trauma centre were restrained in the car at the time of the accident; in fact over 80% of trauma victims who die at the scene of a motor vehicle crash - were not restrained at the time of impact. American studies reveal that 63% of all the fatalities form road traumawere not restrained at the time of impact.

Sure, those who arrive in hospital who were restrained at the time of impact are not without injuries - they often suffer formtrauma secondary to the seat belt restraint such as abdominal bruising, fractured sternum/clavicle, myocardial contusions and pelvic fractures. Their deceleration forces are retined within the confines of their seat and from teh imapct of the dashboard. Those non-restrained victims however suffer non-confined injuries, far less simple to define and which often involve significant head/facial injuries and spinal injuries following ejection.

I just live by the facts, and what I see every day: My kids wear seat belts and 5 point harnesses, I wear a seat blet at all times

(Link to Science Direct has been reduced in size to a 'Tiny URL') -

Mike Cadogan


Please drive safely, many lives depend on you doing so.

A, B, Catch you later dear reader!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Too late for Seatbelts this time

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A couple of days ago, I had one of those slow-motion unable to do anything to stop it experiences whilst out with the dogs. One of those experiences that so many wonderful emergency service people have to sadly face regularly everyday, but the aftermath. In this particular case from the sidewalk/ footpath I watched it happen - helpless to stop it from happening.

Two cars (no longer) driven by boy-racers approached a round-a-bout at excessive speed and collided with each other + a third vehicle of innocent travellers.

This is where the slow-motion kicked in...

The two boy racers side rammed the innocent travellers car unable to avoid them as well as hitting each other at the same time near-side and off-side wings grinding together. Impact speed reducing the innocent victims car almost in half its true width in seconds.

Through the windscreens emerged 2 heads then upper torso's, equally as quickly re-entered the cars they were in. The furthest of the two from me had another head do the same, this time recoil did not happen (a back seat passenger). In the car nearest to me a female passenger had a young child on her lap. No need to say more on this.

In the first vehicle of boy racers - no-seat belts were worn at all - 2 youths never went home, the third is scarred for life. In the innocent travellers car, 2 father less children will live with the accident for a long long time. In the second boy racer vehicle - again no seatbelts - 2 seriously injured and 3 who will never go home again.

The delusion that you will have time to brace yourself is exactly that - 4 or 5 seconds was all it took to remove 6 people from life to eternity. 6 lives completely ended in seconds. All because of the 'I know better attitude'. They did not know better and paid an extremely high price to learn the hard way.

In short, "BELT UP" - The hell you put families of survivors, next of kin, witnesses, and the Emergency services through is life long. Would you like to create a fatherless family by being this stupid? A grieving family, because 'you know' better? A traumatised Fireman/ Ambulance paramedic fighting to save a life? A Police officer heart in mouth telling your parents you are not coming home any more?

I seriously think not, I think not. Speed + Impact + Sudden de-accelleration with no protection ended 6 lives literally in seconds - a car 0 to 60 in 4.whatever seconds sounds impressive. However, a car 60 to 0 in as many seconds is very very destructive to life and futures.

Wear those seatbelts!

A, B, Catch you later dear reader!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Monday Morning Feeling - EVERYDAY?

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ANYBODY suffering from this? Please let me know...
SUBJECT: A A A D D. - Age-Activated-Attention-Deficit-Disorder

This is how it manifests itself:
I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the garden, glancing at the car I decide it needs washing. 

As I head to the garage, I notice some letters in the letter box that have recently arrived.
So I decide to check the post before washing the car.
I enter the house, put the car keys on the table and the junk mail in the bin - It is full of rubbish.
So, putting the unpaid bills on the table I decide to take out the rubbish first.
However, logic hits me, since the post box is not far from the dustbin, I may as well pay the bills first and post them.  Emptying the bin on the way.
I take my cheque book off the table, and see that there is only one cheque in it.
My new cheque book is in my desk, so I go to the study and find a can of drink I had started earlier in the day. 
Looking for my cheques I push the drink and accidentally knock it, seeing it has warmed in the Sunshine I decide to put it in the fridge to cool down a bit. 
Heading towards the kitchen I notice a vase of flowers that needs watering.
Putting my drink down beside them, I find my glasses that had been placed there earlier and had been hunting for all morning. 

Before watering the flowers I head back to the study to put my glasses on my desk. However, I had better water the flowers first.

Placing my glasses back down and entering the kitchen to get some water for the flowers. I notice the TV remote control has been left on the kitchen table. 
When we go to watch TV, I will be looking for the  remote, but I will not remember it is on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the lounge for later in the day...

First I water the flowers,pouring some in the vase, quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote back down on the table, get a cloth and wipe up the spilt water.
Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I  was planning to do in the first place. 
At the end of the day...

 * The car isn't washed.
 * The bills aren't paid.
 * There is a warm can of Drink in the hall.
 * The flowers don't have enough water.
 * The floor is soaked.
 * There is still only one cheque in my cheque book. 
 * I can't find the remote.
 * I can't find my glasses.
 * I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
 * The garden is flooded.
Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done  today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really tired. I realise this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail. 
Do me a favour, will you?
Forward this message to everyone you know, because I  do not remember who I have sent this to.
Don't laugh! if it has not happened to you - it will, your turn will come! 

A, B, Catch you later dear reader!


Monday, August 4, 2008

The Future Today - Solar Vehicles and Homes

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This entry is not green round the edges, it is green all over - grabbed from an email sent to me and  openly shared with all you wonderful readers.


TWO MAJOR BREAKTHROUGHS to announce today. IBM has uncovered a new type of SOLAR PANEL that uses OPTICS to produce a 10 FOLD INCREASE in power output from the SUN at lower cost of manufacture.

AND, MIT just announced two days ago a NEW CATALYST that can produce HYDROGEN from water MUCH CHEAPER than any other known system.

PUT THESE TWO DISCOVERIES together and we will have SOLAR POWERED FUEL CELL Cars and Electric Cars EVERYWHERE on the streets of this country within 2 or 3 years.


WE NEED TO REACH a critical mass of at least 5,000 members by the end of this MONTH to support LOWER PRICES for our PRODUCTS which will begin in the FALL and keep going throughout the DURATION of the CONVERSION to SOLAR POWERED CARS, TRUCKS, HOMES and BUSINESSES.

We have the technology to BEGIN NOW, but we NEED QUANTITY orders to make it ECONOMICAL to PRODUCE and SHIP PRODUCTS.

THEY ARE COMING BELIEVE me and everyone in this GROUP could be the FIRST in the WAVE of ECONOMIC CHANGE.

You will SAVE MONEY on the first purchase of our products and you can MAKE MONEY TOO by becoming a DEALER.

WE WILL NEED BOTH to change this country in time to a CLEAN and RENEWABLE and FREE ENERGY SOURCE.


BUT, YOU HAVE TO HELP. Please DO IT NOW. INVITE AT LEAST TEN FRIENDS to this group. DO IT every time you have a few minutes.



I GOT THE FIRST 400 - NOW it's up to you.

Mike Mathiesen

A, B, Catch you later dear reader!