Thursday, November 17, 2016

Starting Again-In Light of Current Events

It seems this world has gone mad, and we still need an extraterrestrial perspective on our current events. I can't say I can give any perspective as an outsider because none of us are really outsiders. No matter where in this great multiverse you may be, everything you do is connected to everything else. We depend on all the love each being can give to create all that we will experience.

Sometimes, like me, you must feel like no one is listening. Apparently, a lot of people in the United States were feeling that way when they elected Trump. My hope is that he will soon learn that a country is filled with humans, and each one, without regard to socioeconomic status, race, religion, ancestry, gender identity, sexuality, or anything else, is equally worthy and wonderfully full of talents to offer. To those who voted Trump: I understand why you voted against your neighbors. You wanted change. I understand why you voted against the environment. You were more scared of the now. To all the voters who voted for Hillary: Take heart, your candidate was defeated, but you are not. To those who wish Bernie had won the primary: He was a voice for progressive politics, and that voice can't be completely drowned out. To all the third party voters: Thank you for speaking the truth that the United States can't be broken into two parties.

If anyone reading has committed or is considering committing any form of violence, verbal or physical, please stop. You can't change your friends, family, or neighbors by arguing, vandalizing, or physically assaulting someone. Keep you words kind, especially to people you don't know. Attend a peaceful protest if you want (without using any form of hate speech), or better yet attend a planning meeting for a social or political group that matches your values. Your next generation of leaders is listening. People native to America didn't talk of politics in terms of four years; they talked in terms of seven generations. So where do you want the nation to be 400 to 700 years from now?

I've previously talked about abortion, gun control, socialism, the energy crisis, and much more if you want to go back and look or feel free to ask any question and have it answered from the perspective of someone not of this world.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Review of: Superfuel: thorium, the green energy source for the future/ Richard Martin

English: Anti nuclear power movement's Smiling...
How about "Nuclear power based on outdated nuclear submarine technology, no thanks; however, a plan for nuclear power based on thorium is worth considering."? Yeah, doesn't fit on the button. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What if nuclear power was something other than what you've always been told? Sure, nuclear power is cleaner than fossil fuels, but what about accidents, nuclear weapons, and nuclear waste that lasts (in terms of a human lifespan) forever?

 The fact is that nuclear power based on uranium as created for nuclear submarines used for war is not the only definition of nuclear power.

Simple facts:

1. Thorium based nuclear power reactors don't cause meltdowns, even if they lose power and no one is there to shut them down.

2. Thorium based nuclear power does not require storage of mass amounts of weaponizable nuclear material (uranium) or create weaponizable byproducts (plutonium). It does, however, require a small amount of uranium to start the reaction.

3. Thorium based nuclear power creates a bare minimum of waste and some of the products can be used for medical purposes.

4. Current nuclear power plants won't run on thorium. It's an entirely different mechanical design.

So why isn't everybody doing this? It's a complex mix of politics and lack of funding for scientific endeavors, but more than that it is a culture of fear and mistrust. China and India have thorium based nuclear power plants in the works, but it's slow going. There are no instant answers to Earth's energy crisis, but it's time to take a fresh look at the possibilities of harnessing nuclear power.

If you want to further educate yourself on the historical and technological details, I encourage you to read Superfuel : thorium, the green energy source for the future by Richard Martin and consider the possibility of abundant green energy from thorium.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

What do you want to ask?

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What's so great about being human?

English: Human bonding with an emu in Australia
English: Human bonding with an emu in Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A toddler girl crying
A toddler girl crying (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
 Rethink yourself this new year. Who did you always want to be? Our challenge is to evaluate each moment and decide whether it is moving us nearer or further from who we really are.

It's not made to be a sad existence where everything just happens to us, even when it feels that way. Human life is full of tears. Own each and every tear.

 I may be extraterrestrial, but I'm still human. I don't just love, I question how and why I love. If I am angry, I can choose my reactions. My desire and ability to create is boundless. Sometimes, I may have wished that I could be something else. I ask, What if I felt no physical or emotional pain? What if I had no physical or mental limits?

Then I realize how crucial feelings are to the human experience. How could I truly laugh if I couldn't cry? Why would I bother to pursue my passions if there were no emotional drive? Think about it. How would you know you loved anyone or anything? What would be the point of making love if you couldn't feel anything?

I challenge you to allow space for all your feelings, but choose not to hang on to those which do not serve you.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Gun Control on My Homeworld

11/52 Consolation (Snowflakes for Sandy Hook)
11/52 Consolation (Snowflakes for Sandy Hook) (Photo credit: Nica Wolf)
Those affected by recent tragedies have my sincere condolences.

First off, my father worked on my planet's equivalent of guns and my planet has paid hunters. I know of other planets where lethal weapons are completely nonexistent except for historical texts and those are very strange places to me. My perspective on gun control is one of both realities and possibilities.

I've known many people who were/are enthusiastic about target shooting, hunting, and collecting and maintaining historical guns (my father fell in the last category). These are intelligent people who treat guns responsibly and teach those under their care to do the same. Unfortunately, I know all too well that these are not the only people, especially in the United States, who have guns. The issue is not intentional violence by legal gun owners. In fact, almost no one commits a violent crime with a registered gun they legally own. The problem is carelessness because guns are so easily accessible by anyone in any circumstance.

What am I talking about? I call your attention to this story:
Man arrested for hunting on school property 

No harm done. It was an innocent mistake. Still, it is a story of an out of place gun that could have easily harmed innocent people. In the face of a tragedy such as what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School, everyone from the President to the stay-at-home mom is asking what we should do. Those gun owners who feel nothing should be done might consider opening their hearts to all those who are suffering because of an out of place gun. True, it wasn't the gun's fault, but it is undeniable that in each tragedy someone should not have had a gun.

On my home planet, guns are not kept in the home. It's just always been that way. People are free to own or rent guns that are stored in a monitored facility. To check out a gun, you speak to a security officer. If you are angry, upset, or your ID shows you have a record of violence, you don't get a gun. Obviously, that isn't something most people on Earth are ready for, but it certainly limited violence on my planet. Many would say such a system is too harsh. In the current social/political climate in the United States, such a system is almost unimaginable, and there are so many illegal and unregistered guns it is unworkable. So what can be done?

One meaningful action would be to lend a helping hand to those in need. When people are desperate or sick, they are more likely to become dangerous. No one should be suffering so intensely because basic needs aren't met, including the need for mental health treatment/intervention. My perspective on mental illness is simple. No one person should ever be left to care for a mentally ill person alone. Community support is the only way to ensure an out of control person doesn't do harm. Help should be readily available whether it's an out of control child or adult. No judgements. No question of what health insurance will cover.

The second more difficult consideration is how to keep guns in their place. Right now, there is so much bitterness between those who support gun rights and those who support gun control that it is difficult to have a meaningful dialogue. Keep in mind everyone wants to feel safe and that may mean different things to different people, but everyone wants personal freedom and a peaceful existence. We all have the power to create and share peace. If you are a gun enthusiast please keep an eye out within your community for issues, such as unsafe gun storage, mental instability in a home with guns, or hunting in inappropriate areas. Do not be afraid to report problem gun owners to the police. It is terrible that so many people live in fear of having their guns taken away. It is also terrible that so many people live in fear of violence involving guns.   

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Season's Wishes!

English: Christmas Tree recycling bin in Place...
English: Christmas Tree recycling bin in Place des Vosges (Paris, France). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I've been celebrating with friends. Even they don't know I'm from someplace other than Earth. This isn't my first winter on Earth, but it still feels like it sometimes. I pretend to understand your many traditions. The most baffling is the killing of trees for brief decoration. I can deal with the silly plastic replicas, but I wanted to cry when I saw the pile of $10 cut trees. But this is the season of joy, so I took a large trimmed branch from a friend's tree, red and green mardi gras beads, and a used gold bow to make a "christmas tree" and tied it to the ramp of an elderly person I care about. Is that not what the season is about or am I missing something?

Here's to a happy holiday season (or a nice break for those done celebrating or not celebrating)! I still believe in peace on Earth.
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