Saturday, September 24, 2011

Amendment 2.1

The right of the people to keep and arm bears, shall not be infringed.
Victim in Mont. grizzly attack was shot

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Maybe E Doesn't =mc2

Physics smart guys working in Switzerland, think they may have witnessed a neutrino particle travelling faster than light speed and are asking for verification from other smart folks around the world. There have been indications of such behavior for more than 10 yrs, but no consistant direct measurements have been made. Or maybe, when the neutrino was observed breaking the speed limit, it wasn't really travelling faster than light because we knew the location of the neutrino. Damn you, Heisenberg! And your little principle, too!

Anyway, if any of my smart friends see something going faster than light, please call CERN, as the cops have nothing fast enough to catch whatever it was. Of course, all this is predicated on the belief that photons (light) are the fastest particle/wave thingies in the universe in the first place and the speed does not vary with time or space and that may be incorrect, in which case, all those science books have to be rewritten because according to Einstein's (Albert, not the parrot) 1905 Special Theory of Relativity — the famous E = mc2 equation — that just doesn't happen. Or maybe it does. If the observed particles used an Einstein-Rosin Bridge then the sub-luminal particle could travel faster than light without violating the local speed law, unless the Einstein-Rosin Bridge is on Obama's list of dilapidated bridges in need of repair from which Speaker Boehner and evil Congressional Republicans are withholding funds.

It's just a theory and it's all relative anyway.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Last Request of a Navy SEAL

Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Campbell, a Navy SEAL, was an incredible man who lost his life in the August 6th helicopter crash that took the lives of so many American service members.

We were incredibly honored and touched to learn that Chris' final wish sought to continue serving his country by helping wounded warriors and veterans. Hand-written on Chris' will was a note saying that if he died in combat, he wanted attention to focus on his wounded brothers and sisters, rather than himself.

Chris' ultimate hope was that 100,000 individuals would donate to Wounded Warrior Project in his name. Chris' family has taken up his mission, and are rallying the country to help make his dream come true as a testament to his memory. Please help them achieve his goal by donating today in Chris' name, even if it's just $1.

Wounded Warrior Project

Once upon a time in America, nearly every citizen would know someone who was fighting in a war. Today, few know someone in war. And even if they do, they may not know it, especially if the warrior is Special Forces. Such was the case with Chris Campbell. I met Chris several years ago at my nieces wedding, he was a best friend of the groom and Chris was acting as a groomsman. Though there was beer and wine and our encounter was brief, I remember him.

Chris was not a large man as we may imagine a Navy SEAL would be, but he was nonetheless impressive in his tux. He was willing to do the hard work of war and he did it well. He and 29 other Americans died August 6, 2011 in Wardak province, Afghanistan when the C-47 Chinook helicopter transporting them was destroyed by a Taliban RPG. For a brief moment, I held his hand in mine. For a brief moment, I was connected to a life greater than mine.

This is more than a patriotic request, it's personal. Please give to the Wounded Warrior Project.