Friday, August 18, 2006

People out there are just Crazy

You know as I have been on walkabout from blogland, I have also done something else. I have ignored TV news almost entirely and not even checked in on news stories about the Internet. And in my brief times before in poking my head back into the world of news and my attempt to return to it now I am left with something stark......

People are Crazy

What do I mean? Well the Drudge Report at this hour really highlights just what I am talking about. 6 Articles by a man who claims to have killed Jon Bennet Ramsey. 6 is a bit excessive for a modern non celebrity caused crime on Drudge but what really makes this coverage accessive is one of the articles...

John Mark Karr told reporters in a press conference last night in Thailand he was with the 6-year-old beauty queen when she died nearly 10 years ago. He said the death was accidental, as part of a botched kidnapping effort. When asked how he entered the family’s Boulder home, he declined to comment.

But investigators in Thailand have told the Associated Press that Karr has made several other statements to them, including claims that he picked JonBenet up from school the day she was killed and that he drugged her. JonBenet was on Christmas vacation at the time, so school was not in session, and there was no evidence of drugs found in JonBenet’s body during the autopsy.

I have no doubt whatsoever in my mind that this is big in the land of news as well as the bloglandscape in some corners. But right here the whole thing just seems a little bogus now doesn't it?

another bit of deranged news landscape... over on ABC news we have a teaser for 20/20

For thousands of years, different religions have warned Earth about Armageddon and the final days.

We are now living in an age where scientists are adding their voices and their evidence in support of end-of-the-world possibilities.

"Last Days on Earth" is a program that could change the way you see your world and yourself.

The world's top scientists, including Stephen Hawking, considered the foremost living theoretical physicist, describe seven riveting scenarios detailing the deadliest threats to humanity.

Some can destroy the planet, others have the ability to render us extinct, and all have the power to destroy civilization.

How likely are they to occur, and what exactly would happen if they did, and could we survive?

Thats right folks 20/20 is going to give you some of the ways Theoretical physics tells us "We all gunna die"

but also on ABC news we have something of a non-theoretical physics nature that should be far more concerning.

Even before this most recent intelligence, there has been growing concern within the U.S. government that North Korea has been moving toward a nuclear test. North Korea is believed to have enough nuclear material to build as many as a dozen nuclear bombs, but it has never tested one. A successful test would remove any doubt that North Korea is a nuclear power.

"What does he have to lose?" asked one senior military official, referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

On July 4, North Korea conducted seven ballistic missile tests, which provoked international condemnation, including a unanimous United States Security Council resolution condemning its actions. A nuclear test, however, would be seen as a much greater provocation than the missile tests. Only seven other nations in the world have ever conducted nuclear tests.

North Korea may be testing nukes and what makes a major front in the world of traditional and non traditional news? Theoretical physics events beyond the control of mortal men and some crazy guy who claims he committed a major crime several years ago.

Stepping away from the world of news gives you perspective.... a perspective that people out there are just nuts