Saturday, July 21, 2012

Time Travel – only to the future.

There are times when, while doing mundane chores – like changing the bed linen and making the bed – that the mind wanders to silly things.  In my case, it wandered to the concept of TIME TRAVEL.

How nice to go back an kill Hitler before he became the corporal who wrote Mien Kampf.  Just think of all the lives that would have been saved.

Or should I say – created, never created, never born, or born though they never were.  There would have been no mobilization – and the Japanese expansion – the possibility of a Pearl Harbor - would have played out in a considerably different manner.  Without Hitler, the Depression would not have had the war related military expenditures to bring it to an end.

Without Hitler, the baby-boom would not have occurred – couples who delayed marriage or children because of the war would have married and had a few children … the timing of the ones they had would have shifted; none of us, or our parents, would have come into existence.  This is especially true for children associated with troops and the movements of men due to military assignment.

There would have been no European refugees – especially the Jewish refugees who made the nuclear age possible.  No German Jews in America or Russia – probably not Cold War.  The Socialist movement in America would not have been brought to an end, and we might well have gone into a phase where we were Communist rather than Capitalist.

The real point here?  Those who traveled in time would not have existed – so could not have traveled in time to change things.  Or they would end their reality, and create a new one … one in which they magically appear, do their thing, probably get captured, arrested, and tried for murder … maybe tell their story, and get locked away in some nut house … but the world they knew, the world which created them, would not exist – it would have ceased to exist the moment they did anything that altered history.

On the other hand.  Time could be sped up … one could go into the future and see what it was like.  To change a future event, or alter an event that will happen tomorrow, would only alter the future and have no real effect on today.  One could bet on the outcome of an event which is already happening – place an order at the opening of the stock market, or one a ball game which is in progress, or even on the turn of a card that is about to be dealt.  The effect of winning where a win was not before?  It would only change the lives of those who have yet to live the events which have been altered.   You change a future which has not yet occurred and so shift history… in the example of Hitler, it is the Hitler who will emerge thirty of fifty years AFTER the time machine is made operational – it is his world, and his effect on it, which will be altered.  Those alive today will simply have a different world to deal with … one that has not yet to come into existence and so has no effect on them today.

A time machine could alter events tomorrow, and so shape events the day after – with nobody the wiser.  (except the time travelers themselves)   An H. G. WELLS could look into the future and describe it.  One could alter the future by writing a “1984” in which the visualized world is described, and so the people are warned, and small alterations in their behavior prevent it from happening.

But you cannot go back in time … at least not more than a few minutes, maybe a few hours, or, at most a few days.  Any significant travel into the past would bring about the end of the present from which the traveler began their journey.

But .. We already know that.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Money Laundering by Credit Cards?

Well, back in mid-October 2011, I reported on money laundering by Credit Card Companies.  Here we are, the 16th of July 2012 … nine months to the day of my original posting … and The Washington Post  runs this story:

“Senate report criticizes HSBC for money laundering, inadequate monitoring” (By Brady Dennis)

And next month there will be a seminar on “Automated Clearing House (ACH)Transactions - Identifying Fraud and Money Laundering

OH, by-the-by … the people (I should say “The Institutions”) involved are still doing it.  OH, if you don’t recall the article, it was posted on Sunday 16 October 2011, under the title:

“How Congress Supports Terrorists”

Nothing has changed – but they are all putting on a great show.  

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Orthodox Jews no better than their Islamic counterparts.

'No Women on Sidewalk' Signs Removed in Town


Published July 05, 2012.

A sign calling for women to avoid using sidewalks in order to avoid contact with men was removed from a neighborhood in Beit Shemesh.

The sign was removed Wednesday night after a complaint from a female city resident, Nili Phillip, who told the Ynet news site that she has been the victim of an attack for not dressing modestly in the past, when a rock was thrown at her head by a haredi Orthodox man.

City inspectors removed the sign in an effort to avoid confrontation. The signs had been removed the previous summer but were replaced, according to reports.

Beit Shemesh, a Jerusalem suburb, has been the site of violence against women by extremist haredi Orthodox men over the past several months.

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In the Koran, 33:58-59 tells us that the wives of True Believers should  should “draw their veils close around them.  That is more proper, so that they may be recognized and not be molested.”

Look at those words: “may be recognized and not be molested.”  Those women who are not “recognized” either as True Believers, or their wives, are obviously, and normally, subject to molestation.  The words of the Koran infer that molesting women is a normal action for those in the founding nation of Islamic  -- the place of origin of The Prophet.  In other words, Arabs are inherently immoral, and disrespectful … and the street signs in Beit Shemesh show that Orthodox Jewish men are are even less moral, less able to respect women – of any group. 

The disgusting thing is – these pigs are are so proud of their lack of self control, that they place the burden to stop their perversions on the women they wish to victimize.  It’s like the Arabs and Islamists who whip the woman who is raped – because she was raped…. or claim it a HONOR issue to kill the woman – the rape victim who is their wife or daughter.  Or worse, force the victim to marry her attacker… so that he might claim her as property and beat her whenever he wishes.