August 31, 2008

Men unnecessary? Truth or lie

Posted in babies, Body, bone marrow, child birth, children, DNA, family, genetics, Humor, men, pregnancy, sperm, Trends, women tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 7:30 pm by keithwilbur

Will science render men unnecessary?

The possibility seems real…

I normally don’t spend a great deal of time thinking about my sperm.

But recently a team of scientists announced they had made artificial sperm from human bone marrow, and media reports abounded with the dire news that my goodfellas (and by extension, me) had been rendered unnecessary.

If a woman chose to do so, speculated tabloid journalists, she could make sperm from her own bone marrow, fertilize another woman’s egg — and voila, no man needed!
BBC article

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August 30, 2008

Will Norton the plumber lose his job to a robot? Truth or Lie

Posted in Business, electronics, Humor, on the job, technology, Trends, Work tagged , , , at 9:56 pm by keithwilbur

Robotic crawler

Robotic crawler

The Envirosight Supervision 250 Crawls Through Sewer Pipes So No Human Has To
From Wired Magazine Article

What it’s used for:
Revealing damage deep inside city pipes

You go, you flush: out of sight, out of mind. Not for city maintenance crews. With 850 billion gallons of sewer and storm water leaking into watersheds around the country every year, the Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down on cracked pipes. And the SuperVision 250 is riding that great, stinky wave of demand.

Are you afraid you could lose your job to technological advances or have you lost a job because of a technological advance?

When Authority figures are liars – the most respected man in America

Posted in America, Comedy, Humor, Jon Stewart, lie of the day, Politicians, Politics, satire, Society, subconscious mind, trust tagged , , , , , , , , at 10:16 am by jimwilbur

In High School, if there was a teacher that no one had respect for then everyone would love the kid at the back of the class who threw spit-balls at that teacher when the teacher was not looking.

It is interesting that the most respected man in America seems to be a comedian – Jon Stewart.

As Jon Stewart has said himself, he is like that kid who throws spit-balls at some politicians.

Is he popular because the American people have no respect for some of the current gang of politicians who are running our country – and especially those politicians that Jon is throwing spit-balls at?

That must be a lie, right?

August 29, 2008

The most trusted man in America would not do this!

Posted in America, Comedy, Humor, Jon Stewart, Politicians, Politics, satire, Society, Trends, trust tagged , , , , , , at 12:19 pm by jimwilbur

He would not throw spit balls from the back of the room!

Most Trusted Man

or would he?

August 28, 2008

Tools will not be developed to enhance a soldier’s mind

Posted in America, Body Enhancement, darpa, Defense Advanced Research, electronics, lie of the day, military, soldier, subconscious mind, technology, War tagged , , , , , , at 2:40 pm by jimwilbur

Technology that links to a soldier’s subconscious? A Cognitive Technology Threat Warning System?

Electronic binoculars

The most trusted man in America?

Posted in America, Comedy, Humor, Jon Stewart, Politics, satire, Society, trust tagged , , , , at 1:22 am by jimwilbur

Truth or Lie? Is Jon Stewart the most trusted man in America?

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

–George Orwell

August 26, 2008

Energy Policy (truth or lie?)

Posted in Energy, Humor, Oil, Policy, Politics, Sustainability, War tagged , , , , , at 12:01 pm by jimwilbur

Do you think ‘War for Oil’ is a sustainable energy policy?

To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.

–Bronson Alcott

August 24, 2008

Monkey Butt – Truth or Lie:

Posted in Humor, Medical Conditions, Monkey Butt, Politics, truck drivers tagged , , at 8:13 pm by jimwilbur

Is monkey butt a real condition? What do you think? 

Click here >Anti-Monkey Butt

The Greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

–Stephen Hawking

A symphony of lies

Posted in Politics, Smear Campaigns tagged , , , , , , at 9:13 am by keithwilbur

“It’s not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true.”

–Henry Kissinger

August 23, 2008

Passing the buck

Posted in Blame, Business, on the job, Personal, Smear Campaigns, Work tagged , , , , , at 11:08 pm by keithwilbur

If you screwed up at work, so badly you thought it might cost you your job; would you consider passing the buck to save your own ass by lying and blaming another worker who is a good friend?

Whatever is only almost true is quite false, and among the most dangerous of errors, because being so near truth, it is the more likely to lead astray.

–Henry Ward Beecher

Are Blonde’s really dumber truth or lie ?

Posted in Blondes, Humor, Personal, Sexism tagged , , , , at 10:06 pm by keithwilbur

All generalizations, including this one, are false.

–Mark Twain

Politician Lies

Posted in Politicians, Politics, Smear Campaigns tagged , , , , , , , at 9:01 pm by keithwilbur

Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.

–Unknown

Cheating on your Mate

Posted in Cheating, Personal, Spouses tagged , at 11:30 am by keithwilbur

Who Lies more about cheating on there mate, men or women ?

The truth was obscure, too plain and too pure. To live it you had to explode.

—Bob Dylan

August 17, 2008

The Good old Days…

Posted in Humor, Nostalgia, Personal, Senility tagged , , at 1:44 pm by keithwilbur

Were the days of yesteryear really better?  I miss the 1950’s & 1960’s but were they better than now or is it senility creeping up on me? Truth or lie.

Truth stood on one side and Ease on the other; it has often been so.

–Theodore Parker

Butt Enhancement – Is it a lie?

Posted in Body, Body Enhancement, Fads, Humor, Personal, Trends tagged , , , , , at 1:30 pm by keithwilbur

It is becoming popular for men and women to buy undergarments that improve the look of their butts, chest or crotch when trying to attract a new partner. There are a number of internet sites now selling undergarments for men and women so they no longer need to roll up Kleenex or socks and stuff them in private places to enhance the exterior look of their body.

Is it a lie to hide the ‘naked truth’ with these enhancements?

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.

—Josh Billings

August 12, 2008

What is left after the Lies…

Posted in Humor, Personal, Quotes tagged , , at 1:58 pm by jimwilbur

There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
Anais Nin

August 10, 2008

DNA tests clear men convicted of crimes

Posted in Crime and Punishment, Discrimination, DNA, Injustice, Justice, Politics, Society tagged , , , , , at 4:31 pm by jimwilbur

Whether intentional or unintentional, these five black males had their lives ruined. DNA evidence has cleared them in the eyes of the state and they have been released by the state after the state ruined their lives.

What lies were told, what deceptions were committed, to convince a jury of their supposed peers to ruin their lives?

  • CLEARED:  Marvin Anderson: Convicted of rape and other crimes in 1982 and sentenced to 210 years in prison in Virginia. He served 15 years.

  • CLEARED:  Ronald Cotton: Convicted of two rapes in 1984. He served10 years.

  • CLEARED:  Stephan Cowans: Convicted in 1998 of armed assault with intent to murder, assault on a police officer and other crimes in the shooting of Boston Police Sgt. Gregory Gallagher, who identified Cowans as the shooter. Released in 2004, after serving 5 1/2 years. He was shot dead in his home in 2007.
  • CLEARED:  Larry Fuller: Convicted of rape in 1981 and sentenced to 50 years in prison in Texas. He served 19 1/2 years.
  • CLEARED:  William Gregory: Convicted of rape and attempted rape in Kentucky in 1993 and sentenced to 70 years in prison. He served seven years.

The Truth is heavy, therefore few care to carry it.

Source: Real Clear Politics :: The Associated Press :: The Innocence Project.