Removing Weed Heads and Focusing on the Real Problem to Solve

Removing Weed Heads and Focusing on the Real Problem to Solve

Ver. 1.0.1

ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood: Are They Like Weeds?

Is not water a more urgent problem to solve?

https://gadflyblog.com/political-religious-war/

2/15/2019

Copyright 2019

Metaphor

If one has a front yard full of weed heads, with their heads popping up all over the yard, is this situation a situation you can live with or is this a situation you want to control? 

Weeds have a root structure and this root structure is connected to all the other weeds’ roots structures of its kind. These root structures support the weed heads that decorate the yard. These weed heads will form seed heads that the wind will disperse and reproduce the weed. There are several options to consider and each option has its own consequences:

  • Leave the weeds to nature’s evolution.  Accept the weeds as part of life on this planet. 
  • Spay the yard with a weed herbicide. All the weeds will be killed.  The risk is that other living things may also be killed. This process could be charged as using weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The eradicators would be condemned by world opinion.
  • Pull out the lawnmower and cut off the blossoms of the weeds: You could look upon the yard and see what a good job you have done. In a short time, the roots of the weeds will produce more weeds.  The yard will again be populated with even more weeds.  This process does not address the right problem to solve.

Possible Solutions to a Political Religious War

  •  Who’s to judge that which is a weed and that which is beneficial to nature and society?
  • A philosophical enlightenment that would change the weeds’ behavior. 
  • A scientific enlightenment that would show the usefulness of the weeds.
  • Come to an understanding that the universe is a living organism and we on planet Earth are part of this living organism. 
  • The universe is continually expanding. Stars and solar systems are dying; stars and galaxies are being born from the remnants of those that have died. 
  • Every part of the universe is connected to every other part of the universe by gravitons. Two graviton measuring devices, laser beams focused on a detector, as much as a mile’s distance, have sensitivity that can detect an extremely small motion on the Earth’s surface. One detector is in Washington state; the other in Louisiana.  These two detectors were just put into operation when both observed a spike on the chart at essentially the same time.  This spike was attributed to a gravitational wave that had propagated through space from a distance violent collision of two the universe’s components and impacted the planet Earth.  This gravitational wave traveled across the universe, much like a stone thrown in a quiet pool of water emits a wave that travels to a distant shore.
  • Everything in the universe is communicating with every other thing in the universe, just like a living organism.  Two telescopes on the same island off the coast of Europe focused their lenses on two different distant quasars (a compact object in space, usually with a large red shift indicating extreme remoteness, which emits huge amounts of energy, sometimes equal to the energy output of an entire galaxy).  These two light beams had to choose between two different filters that would be used to analyze their light beams. Both distant quasars (billions of miles) chose the same filter.  This demonstration showed that these two quasars, billions of miles from each other and from planet Earth, communicated with each other. 
  • A solid object (“knock on wood”) has more empty space in it than solid material. Isaac Newton stated that “matter can be divided unto infinity.”  If we were to take an orange and expand it to the size of the Earth, we would observe more empty space than solid material. 
  • The visitor to planet Earth, two thousand years ago, came to explain the processes of the universe and how they would affect life on Earth, how we can plug into these process to live a useful live on this planet Earth, how we can connect to the Creator of the Universe who resides in our own brains, and how the decisions that we make in life will determine our fate when our own star (the sun) runs out of hydrogen fuel that keeps the nuclear reaction at the core active.  The sun will collapse under the force of gravity either into a black hole (an object with an extremely high gravitational force, strong enough that even light cannot escape its attraction), or the matter in the sun will rebound into a supernova and disperse this matter into the universe to be used by another growing item in the universe.  Planet Earth will no longer exist and our fate will be decided by the decision that we made when we were still alive on planet Earth. NFL, NBA, NHL, FIFA players, etc. – please take note! This is where ethic enters the picture. It’s how you play the game – be it sports or life – that will determine your eventual eternal fate as this organism, we call planet Earth and our solar system, move onto the next step in the living processes of the universe.

The Evolution of Humankind

  • The evolution of man began when the large meteor (seven miles across, big enough to not burn up or explode in the Earth’s atmosphere) splashed into the Gulf of Mexico just off the coast of today’s New Mexico in shallow water about sixty-six million years ago. That’s 66,000,000 minus 2,100 years or 65,997,900 BC.  This action is an example of predestination by the Creator of the Universe, in that the timing of the impact with planet Earth was perfect.  Due to the rotation of the Earth, a few seconds earlier and the meteor would have landed in the deep water of the Atlantic Ocean. Or a few seconds later and the meteor would have splashed into the deep water of the Pacific Ocean. This meteor would have made a big tsunami wave and sunk to the bottom of either ocean.  But it was a perfect shot into the shallow water of the Gulf of Mexico where it penetrated twenty miles into the Earth’s crust.  This caused the right material to be emitted into the atmosphere like calcium, sulfur, etc. to create an atmospheric heat radiator that not only blocked out the sun, preventing future photosynthesis, but in combination with the falling sulfur (brimstones), ignited all the vegetation on the Earth, leaving only burnt charcoal on the whole Earth’s land surface.
    This small band of charcoal is now visible around the world. No dinosaurs’ remains have been found above this charcoal band. All dinosaur fossils have been found below this band of charcoal. This band of charcoal is all that remained of all the vegetation on the planet after this large meteor struck the planet. The sulfur pellets also turned the ocean and all water acidic. In the end, all the dinosaurs were killed and seventy-five percent of the existing species on Earth were wiped out.  The surviving species were able to live off what remained on Earth (e.g. seeds, etc.).  It is one or more of these surviving species that began the evolution of man.
  • The evolution of man continued through several iterations until the Homo species evolved.  From here it can only be surmised that the Homo sapien species (Wise Homo) was given wisdom by the Creator of the Universe.  Just as the dinosaurs populated the Earth, so have the Homo sapiens.
  • Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli historian and a tenured professor in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of the international bestsellers Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2014), Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2016), and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (2018). His writings examine free will, consciousness, and intelligence. Harari argues that “the ability of Sapiens to cooperate in large numbers arises from its unique capacity to believe in things existing purely in the imagination, such as gods, nations, money, and human rights.” [i]
  • Just as the over population of dinosaurs threatened the life of planet Earth and were removed, it can be speculated that the same demise will be met by the over population of the Homo sapiens of the world.

The New Threat to the Populations of the Earth

  • The new threat to planet Earth is global warming.  Much of the water on planet Earth is contained in the ice caps at both poles and various glaciers around the planet.  Carbon dioxide was proven to be an insulator in the atmosphere in the eighteenth century.  Recently, in this twenty-first century, core samples of ice have been taken in the northern polar cap, approximately two miles deep, or the equivalent of several thousands of years of air trapped in the ice.  The trapped air, in these ice cores, was analyzed and it was found that the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, for these thousands of years, were nowhere near the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in this twenty-first century. Furthermore the current trend of increasing levels of carbon dioxide levels in the Earth’s atmosphere is increasing at close to an exponential rate, indicating a time urgency. This data clearly shows that global warming is probably from two causes: natural fluctuation of temperature with time and from the Homo sapiens’ use of fossil fuels, emitting great quantities of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. 
  • The fluctuation of the Earth’s temperature has been shown to coincide with the seasons. The carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher during periods of less foliage to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, and lower levels of carbon dioxide are in the atmosphere when much foliation exists on the planet, converting carbon dioxide into oxygen.
  • If the two polar caps and the existing glaciers were to melt, the sea level will rise significantly, putting all coastal populations at risk. There are divergent opinions on how much the seal level will rise, but it will be significant.  This rise in seal level combined with warmer sea water will result in storms and hurricanes of greater strength and higher storm surges and increasing amounts of rain on land, further threatening all population on Earth with flooding. 

Possible Solutions to the Increasing Water on the Inland and on the Coast

  • A possible solution can be learned from the Dutch, who have dealt with rising flood waters from the ocean and rivers for centuries.  Along our coast lines, we could construct hollow sea walls as much as 10 meters high, by ventilating these hollow sea walls on the landward side and constructing magnetic levitated transportation systems inside these hollow sea walls. This system will not only protect the coastal populations from storm surges, but give us a transportation system along the USA’s three coastal fronts. 
  • Reinvent the swamps that once gave excessive rain water a place to go.  Move our populations to higher ground and use the low ground for reservoirs to capture rain water and rising rivers.   In drought areas, we could even construct underground cisterns to capture rain water.  Now that’s an old solution with a new twist!  

Q.E.D.



[i]                   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapiens:_A_Brief_History_of_Humankind/

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Firstborn and Middleborn Presidents and Wars

Firstborn and Middleborn Presidents and Wars Ver. 1.2.2

The Gadfly

https://gadflyblog.wordpress.com/tag/president’s-styles/

9/9/2016

Copyright 2016

Introduction

One’s birth order in their family of origin can identify basic skills that were learned from the environment that one was exposed to in their developing years. The firstborns tend toward leadership skills with either “compliant” or “controlling” personalities; middleborns tend toward a personality using a negotiating style of communication and problem-solving. [i]

The firstborn presidents of the USA are numerous and many were involved in wars *.

 

Functional Only Child Oldest Child Oldest Male Functional Oldest Male
Andrew Jackson John Adams *Thomas Jefferson *George Washington
*Abraham Lincoln *James Madison John Quincy Adams
Herbert Hoover *James Monroe Martin Van Buren
*Franklin D. Roosevelt *James K. Polk Millard Fillmore
Gerald R. Ford *Ulysses S. Grant James Buchanan
*Bill Clinton  

Chester Alan Arthur

Theodore Roosevelt Calvin Coolidge
*Harry S. Truman
*Lyndon B. Johnson
Jimmy Carter
*George W. Bush

 

 

There were several middleborn presidents, several of whom ended wars *.

 

Middle Born
John Tyler
Zachary Taylor
Franklin Pierce
*G. Cleveland
Benjamin Harrison
*William McKinley
W. H. Taft
*Dwight D. Eisenhower
*John F. Kennedy
*Richard Nixon
*George Herbert Walker Bush

 The question of the day is: “Are firstborn Presidents more likely to be involved in a war and are middleborn Presidents more likely to end a war?” [ii]

Early Biography of Presidential Candidates

Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party

Hillary Diane Rodham was born on October 26, 1947, at Edgewater Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.  She was raised in a United Methodist family, first in Chicago and then, from the age of three, in suburban Park Ridge, Illinois.  Her father, Hugh Ellsworth Rodham (1911–1993), was of Welsh and English descent; he managed a successful small business in the textile industry. Her mother, Dorothy Emma Howell (1919–2011), was a homemaker of English, Scottish, French-Canadian, and Welsh descent.  Hillary has two younger brothers, Hugh and Tony.” [iii]

Hillary qualifies as a firstborn, but the question is: “Is she a compliant firstborn or a controlling firstborn?” [iv] The data on firstborn presidents does not contain any data on female firstborn presidents.  A look at the other female world leaders below may offer some insight to predicted decision-making styles of the female politician.  Hillary is running on a platform of, “I will fight for you,” meaning she will fight to give sectors of the population federal benefits in exchange for votes.  The Greek democracy has been bailed out of bankruptcy by the European Union twice in recent years.  The Greek politicians, who wanted political power, promised more government benefits to their voters.  The Greeks now have more people on government benefits than they do people paying taxes to support them, thus financial ruin.

Donald Trump, Republican Party

“Donald John Trump was born in 1946 in Queens, New York City, the fourth of five children of Frederick C. and Mary MacLeod Trump. Frederick Trump was a builder and real estate developer who specialized in constructing and operating middle income apartments in the Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn sections of New York. Donald Trump was an energetic and bright child, and his parents sent him to the New York Military Academy at age thirteen, hoping the discipline of the school would channel his energy in a positive manner. Trump did well at the academy, both socially and academically, rising to be a star athlete and student leader by the time he graduated in 1964.” [v]

Donald Trump qualifies as a middleborn child; the die of his personality should have been cast by age twelve.  Being raised in the middle, he would have developed negotiating skills, mostly negotiating for his own space. [vi]

Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party

Johnson was born on January 1, 1953, in Minot, North Dakota, the son of Lorraine B. (née Bostow), who worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Earl W. Johnson, a public school teacher. In 1971, Johnson graduated from Sandia High School in Albuquerque, where he was on the school track team.  He attended the University of New Mexico from 1971 to 1975 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science. While at UNM, he joined the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.  It was there that he met his future wife, Denise “Dee” Simms.

“While in college, Johnson earned money as a door-to-door handyman.  His success in that industry encouraged him to start his own business, Big J Enterprises, in 1976. When he started the business, which focused on mechanical contracting, Johnson was its only employee.  His firm’s major break came when he received a large contract from Intel’s expansion in Rio Rancho, which increased Big J’s revenue to $38 million.

“Overburdened by his success, Johnson enrolled in a time management course at night school, which he credits with making him heavily goal driven.  He eventually grew Big J into a multimillion-dollar corporation with over 1,000 employees.  By the time he sold the company in 1999, it was one of New Mexico’s leading construction companies.” [vii]

There is no mention of siblings of Gary Johnson, but it is interesting to note the youngest brother of George W. Bush is one of his ardent supporters.  This certainly looks like a firstborn and lastborn natural relationship.  No mention of a sibling leads to the conclusion that Gary is an only child.

There are a finite number of personalities that have been created all through history; we just keep on reproducing these same personalities with different faces, like Barack Obama and George W. Bush [viii]  who can be considered as functional only children (this is true for Bush, as there is more than five years between him and his next younger brother, Jeb Bush).Barack Obama is a functional only child, as he was raised separate from his siblings and by a single mother/grandmother.  Therefore, when George W. Bush entered into a war in Iraq and Afghanistan and Barack Obama expanded these wars with ISIS-ISIL, we did not change the personality of our president, but only changed the face of the president.  Gary Johnson, as an only child, would only change the face of the president again, not the personality of the president and he would probably expand the wars in the Middle East.

Jill Stein, Green Party

“Jill Stein was born in Chicago, the daughter of Gladys (née Wool) and Joseph Stein, and was raised in Highland Park, Illinois. She is Jewish, and her family attended Chicago’s North Shore Congregation Israel, a Reform synagogue.  Her parents were both from Russian Jewish families and Stein was raised in a Reform Jewish household, but now considers herself agnostic.  Stein is married to Richard Rohrer, who is also a physician. They live in Lexington, Massachusetts, and have two adult sons.

“In 1973, Stein graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, where she studied psychology, sociology, and anthropology. She then attended Harvard Medical School and graduated in 1979. After graduating from Harvard Medical School, Stein practiced internal medicine for 25 years at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Simmons College Health Center, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and also served as an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She retired from practicing and teaching medicine in 2005 and 2006, respectively.” [ix]

There is no mention of siblings in this bio; therefore we can only conclude that Jill Stein is an only child.  Only children are well known for their academic achievements; Jill certainly qualifies as an “only” on this count, as she is very academically accomplished.  Therefore the question remains: Are we going to change the personality of the president or only the face and sex of the president?

Notable Female World Leaders and Conflict


Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


“Thatcher was born Margaret Hilda Roberts on 13 October 1925, in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Her father was Alfred Roberts, originally from Northamptonshire, and her mother was Beatrice Ethel (née Stephenson) from Lincolnshire.   She spent her childhood in Grantham, where her father owned two grocery shops. She and her older sister Muriel (1921–2004) were raised in the flat above the larger of the two, on North Parade. 

“Margaret Roberts attended Huntingtower Road Primary School and won a scholarship to Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School.  Her school reports showed hard work and continual improvement; her extracurricular activities included the piano, field hockey, poetry recitals, swimming and walking.  She was head girl in 1942–43.[x]   As the younger of two sisters, Margaret would develop a more social and athletic personality.”

In the 1990, Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of Great Britain when Saddam Hussein, the political leader of Iraq, invaded his neighbor oil producing country of Kuwait.   Margaret was heard broadcasting on the air that, “We are going to nuke you.”  This was the last we heard from Margaret on politics.

Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel

“Golda Mabovitch (Ukrainian: Ґольда Мабович) was born on May 3, 1898, in Kiev, Russian Empire, present-day Ukraine, to Blume Neiditch (died 1951) and Moshe Mabovitch (died 1944), a carpenter. Meir wrote in her autobiography that her earliest memories were of her father boarding up the front door in response to rumors of an imminent pogrom. She had two sisters, Sheyna (1889-1972) and Tzipke (1902-1981), as well as five other siblings who died in childhood. She was especially close to Sheyna.

Moshe Mabovitch left to find work in New York City in 1903.  In his absence, the rest of the family moved to Pinsk to join her mother’s family. In 1905, Moshe moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in search of higher-paying work and found employment in the workshops of the local railroad yard. The following year, he had saved up enough money to bring his family to the United States.”

Golda Meir, before 1910

“Blume ran a grocery store on Milwaukee’s north side, where by age eight Golda had been put in charge of watching the store when her mother went to the market for supplies. Golda attended the Fourth Street Grade School (now Golda Meir School) from 1906 to 1912. A leader early on, she organized a fund raiser to pay for her classmates’ textbooks. After forming the American Young Sisters Society, she rented a hall and scheduled a public meeting for the event. She went on to graduate as valedictorian of her class.

“At 14, she studied at North Division High School and worked part-time. Her mother wanted her to leave school and marry, but she demurred. She bought a train ticket to Denver, Colorado, and went to live with her married sister, Sheyna Korngold. The Korngolds held intellectual evenings at their home, where Meir was exposed to debates on Zionism, literature, women’s suffrage, trade unionism, and more. In her autobiography, she wrote: “To the extent that my own future convictions were shaped and given form […] those talk-filled nights in Denver played a considerable role.” In Denver, she also met Morris Meyerson (also ‘Myerson’; December 17, 1893 – May 25, 1951), a sign painter, whom she later married on December 24, 1917.” [xi]

Golda was nine years younger than her older sister and four years older than her younger sister.  This family position would make her the second firstborn, as there is more than five years between her and her older sister.  The fact that she was put in charge of the grocery store when her mother was absent leads to the conclusion she was treated as an oldest sibling.  This position in the family would certainly put her in the ranks of academic achiever, which she was.  It is a stretch to put her as a middleborn child with a sister nine years older and a sister four years younger, where she would have developed negotiating skills. [xii]   She was known as the Iron Lady of Israeli politics.[xiii]   It was during her tenure that Israel acted in revenge against the Germans responsible for the Holocaust.

Yom Kippur War

“Meir approved full scale mobilizing but sided with Dayan against a preemptive strike, citing Israel’s need for foreign aid. She believed that Israel could not depend on European countries to supply Israel with military equipment, and the only country that might come to Israel’s assistance was the United States. Fearing that the United States would be wary of intervening if Israel were perceived as initiating the hostilities, Meir decided early on October 6 against a preemptive strike. She made it a priority to inform Washington of her decision. U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger later confirmed Meir’s assessment by stating that if Israel had launched a preemptive strike, Israel would not have received so much as a nail.”

Resignation

“Following the Yom Kippur War, Meir’s government was plagued by infighting and questions over Israel’s lack of preparation for the war. The Agranat Commission appointed to investigate the war cleared her of direct responsibility, and related to her actions on Yom Kippur morning.

“She decided wisely, with common sense and speedily, in favor of the full mobilization of the reserves, as recommended by the chief-of-staff, despite weighty political considerations, thereby performing a most important service for the defense of the state.” [xiv]

Conclusion

In reality we have two choices for the next president of the USA.  One Candidate is a Firstborn Female with younger brothers who wants political power and is willing to give out federal government benefits in exchange for votes (“I will fight for you”), but she is somewhat an unknown in regard to her ability to extricate us from the war with ISIS-ISILThe Second Candidate is a Middleborn Male with negotiating skills – albeit on a “I win, you lose” basis – but a good start in negotiating workable compromises, which is the key to successful relationships with our neighbors foreign and domestic. [xv] And there is significant evidence, in our history of middleborn presidents, that he can extricate us from this war with ISIS-ISIL. 

 

[i] http://drleman.com/

[ii]http://retiary.org/misc_pages/us_presidents_and_wars.html/

[iii] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton#Early_life/

[iv] Ibid i

[v] http://www.notablebiographies.com/St-Tr/Trump-Donald.html/

[vi] Ibid i

[vii] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Johnson#Early_life_and_career/

[viii] Ester 5: 9-14, The Bible, Old Testament

[ix] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Stein#Early_life_and_education/

[x] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher#Early_life_and_education/

[xi] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golda_Meir#Early_life/

[xii] Ibid i

[xiii] Ibid xi

[xiv] Ibid xi

[xv]  Matthew 7:2, The Bible

[xv] Matthew 5:25, The Bible

[xv] Luke 14:31-32, The Bible
[xv] https://gadflyblog.wordpress.com/tag/gadfly/