Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The big bang theory: Tunguska explosion of 1908

I always enjoy watching documentaries about mysterious and unexplained phenomena that occur on our planet. As such I like watching The Discovery Channel, National Geographic and The Smithsonian Channel as a way of learning about the oddities that have occurred over the history of Earth. One such phenomena is the Tunguska event of 1908. On June 30th, 1908 an enormous(and presumed aerial) blast, possibly the largest explosion in recorded history occurred in Tunguska, Russia, a remote and rugged wooded region located in extreme northern Russia. The explosion, which scientists estimate was one thousand(1000) times more powerful than than the Hiroshima A-bomb, scorched and flattened eighty million trees with a fireball and outwardly radiating shock wave that destroyed an area over eight hundred(800) square miles. Many theories abound as to what caused this colossal blast but one generally accepted scenario is that an asteroid or comet, entering Earth's atmosphere, exploded 5-10 kilometres above the ground which also explains why no crater was ever discovered around the blast area. The Tunguska region itself is so remote and the terrain so difficult that the first research team didn't reach the blast area until 1928, twenty years after the event itself.

Monday, December 30, 2013

After Months of Promoting Obamacare, Obama Admin Quietly Announces a Net Loss of 3 Million Insurance Plans

So OBAMACARE has resulted in two million new enrollments AND five million cancelled insurance plans. That's a net loss of three million insurance plans by President Obama and his plan to socialize medicine in the United States. You won't see this news on any of the major and liberal left media networks like ABC, CBS and NBC.
After Months of Promoting Obamacare, Obama Admin Quietly Announces a Net Loss of 3 Million Insurance Plans

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Fright or flight: THE CONJURING(2013)

I've spent the better part of my adult life fascinated by horror movies. It has been a passion of mine for what seems like forever. A quality horror film can provide a real rush...and also make it more difficult to sleep at night if it's a really top notch fright flick. I'm fifty one years of age and have been watching horror movies since I was a teenager. I like a lot of films in this genre but I can count on one hand the horror movies which really gave me the creeps:  The Exorcist(1973),  The Haunting(1963),  Insidious(2010) and an older, black and white "werewolf" movie directed by Fred Sears called The Werewolf(1956). 

Another movie has managed to give me the creeps and also a bit of lingering insomnia in the overnight hours: THE CONJURING(2013), directed by James Wan. Set during 1971,  husband and wife paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren(played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) come to the aid of the Perron family who are being terrorized daily(and nightly) by a malevolent entity in their new home, an isolated farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island. Ed and Lorraine Warren have accumulated hundreds of case files and called the events that occurred in the Perron residence the most disturbing case they ever worked.

THE CONJURING reminds me a lot of films like Insidious(2010), The Exorcist(1973) & The Amityville Horror(1979). There is excellent use of backlighting and shadows by director James Wan in this movie. Wan effectively exploits the latent, almost primal fear just about everyone feels when peering into a dark cellar or into the shadowy area behind a door in a mostly darkened room. If ever there was a film that capitalized on the fear of the unknown and the unseen then The Conjuring is absolutely that movie! The reveal of the evil, vicious entity behind all the madness and chaos in the Perron family residence doesn't disappoint either!

I don't scare easily and never have but this film got to me several times. Watch The Conjuring(2013) and you may never look at a dark closet, basement cellar or a mirror ever the same again.

The Conjuring(2013) is available on Blu Ray(and DVD) and can be purchased at Amazon or most other online retailers. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys horror movies. 

An HD trailer:

To buy this film on Blu Ray from Amazon click the link: THE CONJURING BLU RAY/DVD

Government Blatantly Wastes $30 Billion This Year

It's funny how everytime the Republicans in Washington(DC) propose legislation to make cuts in federal spending the Democrats raise a stink, claiming our country cannot afford these cuts. At the same time the U.S. federal goverment manages to squander billions in American taxpayer dollars every year, doing so with impugnity because there has been and continues to be zero accountability and effective bookkeeping to track where this money actually goes. Click the below link and judge for yourself as to whether our government spends our tax dollars wisely. I think you'll be appalled at how our tax revenue is spent.

Government Blatantly Wastes $30 Billion This Year

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Senator Coburn issues "Wastebook" on federal spending

American tax dollars wasted by the U.S. federal government is appalling. What is most galling is that there is absolutely no accountability whatsoever in Washington(DC) in regards to where our tax dollars go and no one(especially among Democrats) seems the least bit interested in reigning in this wasteful spending. I applaud Senator Tom Coburn(R-Oklahoma) for his creation of "WASTEBOOK" which catalogs the worst examples of U.S. government waste and spending lunacy.

Sen. Coburn issues "Wastebook" on federal spending

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christian Vote

 I've made some final updates to CHRISTIAN VOTE. Click on the below link to access this website. Thanks!

christian vote

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Godzilla(2014) - Official Teaser Trailer [HD]

The first official trailer has been released for Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards. This film will arrive in theaters on May 16th, 2014. As a lifelong fan of Godzilla this trailer has me VERY excited to see this movie on the big screen!