Monday, 27 July 2009

Perceptions Are a Funny Thing

There’s a great Fox article today….regarding the International Space Station and a new Canadian astronaut onboard. As Bob Thirsk started his grand six-month stay aboard the station…..he says that “Earth's ice caps have melted a bit since he was last in orbit 12 years ago”.

Then Bob added “a very thin veil of atmosphere around the Earth that keeps us alive. Most of the time when I look out the window I'm in awe. But there are some effects of the human destruction of the Earth as well. This is probably just a perception, but I just have the feeling that the glaciers are melting, the snow capping the mountains is less than it was 12 years ago when I saw it last time. That saddens me a little bit."

Here’s the deal Bob…but I think this is mostly a perception….but there is an international conspiracy underway….for total and absolute destruction of the earth. Once this is accomplished….it’ll be just Democrats and environmentalists left alive….and maybe a handful of CNN folks.

I’ll add this….this is probably just a perception….but I’m starting to think of astronauts as 3-star nickel-and-dime engineers without much to brag about.

I’ll add this….this is probably just a perception….but a 96-ounce big-gulp at Circle K….seems smaller and maybe only has 46 ounces of fluid and 50 ounces of ice.

I’ll add this….this is probably just a perception….but a trillion dollars isn’t really a trillion of whatever I grew up with in 1977.

I’ll add this…this is probably just a perception….GM and Chrysler cars are 3rd rate vehicles and not worth the price tag attached.

I’ll add this….this is probably just a perception….when half the banks in America are in trouble and Senator Snuffy says he can save them….I don’t think he knows what the heck he is talking about.

I’ll add this….this is probably just a perception….septic tanks seem to overflow more today than in 1974.

I’ll add this….this is probably just a perception….NASCAR really isn’t a sport.

I’ll add this….this is probably just a perception….a guy standing on the space station can’t eyeball and size up much of anything.

That’s about all the perceptions I have today….but I’ll have more tomorrow.