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Coincidence ? Heck no. It's more likely the new Pope's first miracle, akin to Moses parting the Red Sea, Jesus walking on water, or Democrats coming up with a non-government solution. Such miracles are exceedingly rare outside the Las Vegas magician community, and should not be taken lightly. I, for one, am happy to get this confirmation that Catholicism is the one true religion. It means I didn't waste my childhood being exposed to those other religions, the false pagan ones. What a stroke of luck.
The 'God particle' is the nickname for the Higgs boson. In physics, a boson is an elementary particle. In layman's terms, the Higgs boson is theorized to be the force, or glue, that holds matter together. WIthout this mysterious force, or "God", there would be no universe as we know it. There would be no formed matter. Without the God particle, there might not even be any NFL football. That's how important it is. Without the God particle, this might not be thursday.
While I'm on the subject of science and God, scientists believe there have been five mass extinction events in Earth's history. Most of you outside the Occupy movement are familiar with the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs, and the Bible tells us about the Great Flood during Noah's day. Curiously, scientists do NOT count the flood as one of the mass extinction events, probably because Noah somehow managed to get two of every animal on board his Ark, thus avoiding extinction. Kudos to Noah, though I have to wonder where Noah found enough wood in the desert to build that huge Ark. Home Depot would be my best guess, though perhaps God simply left the wood there for Noah to use, in which case, if I was Noah, I'd be all like, "Thanks, God, but why didn't you just leave me a fully constructed Ark instead of a pile of lumber ??? That would be child's play to you, and it's not like I don't already have my hands full trying to capture all the animals on the planet !!!". At the risk of damning my eternal soul, I have to say, the Old Testament God was kind of a jerk sometimes. Look what he did to Job. That was just plain cruel.
You may wonder where I'm going with this, and frankly, so do I, but I will press on. I guess the point is, we are extremely lucky to be here, living on this planet, or living at all. The universe is immense, and appears to be mostly empty. The odds are stacked heavily against our very existence. We could all be wiped out at any minute. My advice is to enjoy it while it lasts.
[C'mon, Dave. This blog is supposed to be about politics. Stop babbling and move the subject to politics already].
[Okay, Dave. I'll try].
[And stop talking to yourself !!!]
Ummm...when you consider how fortunate we are to exist at all,...ummm...it doesn't seem QUITE so bad that the Obama administration is planning to allow U.S. spy agencies full access to the financial records of all American citizens. What's one more slap in the face of liberty when compared to our existential being, eh ? After all, with ObamaCare, the government will have full access to all our medical records too, and if you didn't already know, the government has your bank spying on you as well:
Financial institutions file more than 15 million "suspicious activity reports" every year, according to Treasury. Banks, for instance, are required to report all personal cash transactions exceeding $10,000, as well as suspected incidents of money laundering, loan fraud, computer hacking or counterfeiting.
I figure it's only a matter of time before we get those Big Brother TV screens installed in our houses, along with GPS implants under our skin. It's a brave new world, and liberty and privacy are remnants of the past, or at least will be if we the sheeple don't awaken from our comas and do something about this stuff. The tendency of government is ALWAYS toward tyranny. ALWAYS. Only we can stop it.
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