Thursday, September 11, 2014

To kill a mocking bird how about millions?

They return to the field
they knew as home,
only to find a shopping mall. 
Maybe a new skyscraper,
or housing development.
Better yet a Gas station.
Yep,the gas that took 23 million
 acres to grow Corn for Gas.
my favorite bird Yellow finch,
I saw less this year.
The Cerilean Warbler,  small pretty blue bird in Eastern woodlands,
declined up to 80% in some areas. The Blue birds in Maine I used
to see at our Farm, well I haven't seen one in 10 years.

Image result for blue birds pictures
Federal Aviation Administration has been studying the
design of communications towers to try to reduce
the estimated six-million-plus birds killed each year
in collisions with the towers and their guy wires 
(the heavy cables that anchor the masts to the ground).

Steadily glowing red lights seem to confuse flying birds,
causing them to crash into towers or to fly in circles 
until they drop from exhaustion. 

They confuse me on the read, 
I think it's a deers eyes.

The big push to raise corn
for ethanol production, since
2008 we've lost 23 million acres converted to crop production.
Losing the fields birds love.
gigantic blades of wind turbines,
keep wind turbines away from migration routes, 

The free-roaming domestic cat kills far more birds,
 between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds
 annually in the lower 48 states.
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

You are a card?

Get chipped, then charge without plastic

 — you are the card

Here's the pitch... to the young ones.

Beautiful club-goers have a problem: 
If you're going to wear a halter top and micro-skirt,
there's not much of anywhere to put a wallet. 
And who wants to carry a purse when you're there to dance?
Luckily, a company called VeriChip this year unveiled a solution
based on radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology.
The Government will soon control us all, what we can sell or buy.
This is freaky, credit under the skin.

It's a slender glass capsule about as long as a dime is wide.
Inside sits a computer chip, which stores a unique code that can identify
an individual — sort of an electronic Social Security number.
The capsule also holds a tiny antenna, which can radio that code
to a receiver many feet away.

Now read this one.

Another company is taking the idea of implanted radio-enabled
chips to a different level. Cyberkinetics of Foxborough, Mass.,
calls itself "a leader in the rapidly emerging field of brain computer interfaces."
The company makes BrainGate — which, despite the 1974 analogies here, 
is not a reference to a scandal involving someone's brain.
When implanted in a person's brain, 
the device can allow that person to control a computer just by thinking.
It is essentially a mouse moved by brain waves.
Last month, the company got federal approval to implant the chips in five
paralyzed people as a test.

My thoughts are Where are we going with this??  Scary,  Scary,
Scary and it not Halloween yet.
Now I am worrying about my

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

somethings are timeless

When I was 13 years old My
Mother bought a woodward
Kitchen set and later a patio set.
The Woodard Company
is still going.

This is 1970
I love it.

Woodard is still going,
their lawn furniture is at
 the White House.
It started in 1866  Michigan .

 This is just perfect for the
aft deck of a yacht.

Factory in Michigan

I had this patio table in Florida

My Mom's set
purchased in Houston Texas
at Stowers Furniture

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