Sunday, July 31, 2005

close up Posted by Picasa
On final, angle down Posted by Picasa
Getting her tied down. Posted by Picasa
On final approach. Posted by Picasa
Today, Sunday 7-31-05, we were out at Pain Field again and saw the blimp once again. This is the Ameriquest blimp siloeted against the Olympic Mountains from Pain Field. This pic was taken at 3.5 x with a Cannon SD 400 using a pair of Cannon Binoculars as a long lense. Posted by Picasa
Just after the airship passed overhead ... Posted by Picasa
And then there was this shot of the new Pain Field tower witht he sun above it. Posted by Picasa
Yesterday, I ended up right next to the Ameriquest Airship again. It seems that no matter where I go ... there it is :) It's probally related to my hanging out at airstrips though. Posted by Picasa
Nabbed this head on shot from the Jet Deck at Pain field where the Ameriquest airship is staying while in Seattle ( Pain field not the Jet Deck ;) ) Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Psychedelic Blimp In Seattle

Spotted the "psychedelic blimp" this past week. Saturday afternoon it was dropping in to Pain field (Everett), Sunday afternoon, we saw it over Pacific raceways (7-24) - I guess moonraker was in the air earlier in the day and got closer to it, and yesterday, 7-27 it made at least six passes over out house while it circled the Greenwood parade (A prelude to Seattles Seafair). This is the first picture I took of about 50. Posted by Picasa

Here is a bit of a close up, notice she is towing old glory. Posted by Picasa

And this is the paint scheme on the other side. Posted by Picasa

Just a crop of the gondola. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Car Fire in Seattle (Tuesday, 7/19/2005)

Came upon a car fire directly in the way of getting home today on about 80th and Linden. Posted by Picasa
The cars driver calling for a ride to pick him up, said it was his moms car and that he had just borrowed it for a short time while his was in the shop.& Posted by Picasa

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Front angle. If Id been there a couple of miniutes sooner I would have had a chance to use that fire extinguisher I've been keeping on my bike for years. Posted by Picasa

This is a closeup of the car fire mop up. Posted by Picasa
A shot of the fire engine. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Washington State Gas Tax Revolt!

More than double! That's right, the gas tax repeal pulled more than double the required signatures in less time than EVER!! for a grass roots initiative. AND THEY didn't even use paid signature gatherers like most other petitions to get on the ballot.

Of course the one thing I noticed when I was much younger, those with the power will let almost anything slide UNLESS it interferes with their money flow. This most certainly does interfere with the money and tax revenues and the state will not let it go. They will just put the tax on again and they will hound the perceived "ring leaders" of this tax repeal to the ends of the earth. It's cost the big players in Washington a TON of dough and they wont stand for it.

And that's a fact. Don't get between a power broker and his money source or expect to get crushed when you do. Kirby Wilbur and company are going to get slapped down hard by the big machine ... its already started with a judge practically outlawing freedom of speech if its political in nature. ( Good thing I'm so passive ;) )

Saturday, July 02, 2005

If time travel were possible ...

I was doing some general thought last week on quantum mechanics and realized that if time travel were possible, not if it had ever been done or ever will be done, if it were merely possible then our entire current universe could be the result of temporal causation violations.

What we think of in stories and sci-fi as time travel causation violations, i.e. going back and killing your parents, is simple and trivial in the grand scheme of the universe. If reverse time travel is simply possible then at the quantum level, causation violations can happen instant to instant between particals, and literally everything. We would live in a soup of intertwined universes, constantly merging and wiping out futures, and pasts, micro-second to micro-second.

Over billions of years this continuous "fiz" of very small causation violations could add up to very significant deviations and improbable realities.

Not that I think that your reading this is an improbable reality ... but there it is. Perhaps even more improbable that I was able to write it.

Remember Carl Sagan's recipe on how to make an able pie? "Step one, first create a universe ..."
Caught this Sea Gull down at Ivars fish bar last week. This is feeding him a french fry. He was pretty active. Ive spread this pic accross my two computer screens at work. My 5 Mpixel camera provides a full pixel resolution for every pixel accross the two screens, the only limitation is to reduce it to 1024 vertical. Posted by Picasa