Saturday, August 16, 2014
Eighteen years ago Rin and the girls were at a stoplight about eight blocks from the house when they heard a feeble cry of a cat. They got out to look around and found a young kitten sitting on top of the rear axle of the truck. She had appearantly rode there all the way from the house.
They decided to keep her and brought her home. I wanted to name her Axle but was outvoted and she became known as Samantha, Sammy for short.
What a wonderful cat she was, loved to play with me and would follow me around the house, jumping up onto the furniture and taking swipes at me as I passed. In her early years she spent some time out doors, usually when we were out in the yard. No dog would take a stand against her and she chased numerous ones out of the yard.
As she got older she remained in the house and was definitely my cat. She would lay on the arm of the chair near me and would come in the bathroom when I was in there as a captive audience and demand her "potty petting". She would also walk around the rim of the bathtub when I was taking a bath, only falling in once.
Recently she had been losing weight and eventually stopped eating. Today Rin took her to the vet and found she was in renal failure and need to be euthanized.
She has now joined the various rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, another cat, rats and others in the flower bed.
I'll miss you Sammy, you were a wonderful friend.
Rest in peace my axle cat.
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As previously discussed here at the Lair the military has produced what they refer to as a non-lethal weapon. They are now formally announcing its existence and although no orders have been placed for the guns yet, one can imagine it will only be a short time before their deployment.
In a similar article at Raw Story it is stated:
The system ray is 95 gigahertz, a frequency “absorbed very superficially,” said Miller.Excuse me, but radio waves are radio waves, they all move at the same speed regardless of their frequency.
The beam only goes 1/64th of an inch (0.4 millimeter), which “gives a lot more safety.”
In contrast, microwave frequency is around one gigahertz, which moves faster and penetrates deeper — which is how it can cook meat in an oven, said top researcher Diana Loree.
Also of note:
And in a bid to avert accidents, Taffola said the operator’s trigger, in a truck far from the action, has an automatic shut-off after 3 seconds for safety.Like the drone program, another instance of the operator being far removed from the impact of his action - just another video game.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Japan whaling fleet accused of using tsunami disaster funds
Other news from the Sea Shepherd Society
In the Name of Science - A Review of Scientific Whaling (PDF)