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ISIS advances in Syria.. cuts off breasts in Iraq..

Unspeakable savagery continues in Iraq. now kidnapped Christian girls are having their breasts cut off..

Australia says it has thwarted a beheading plot..

Islamic State captures 16 more villages in Syria..

A New York store owner is suspected of being an ISIS supporter–with money..

Did John McCain just admit to his meeting with ISIS? McCain was being critical of Rand Paul.. in his criticsm, he blurted “has he ever met with ISIS”.. well we know Johnny Boy did.

President Obama: No ground troops.

Vatican worries: Is Pope target of ISIS?

US House approves funding Syrian ‘rebels’ to fund Islamic state.. 

The same Syrian rebels, perhaps, that become ISIS in the first place? The ones fighting Assad? Who we did fund. That took our weapons and stole some too, and then formed the IS? Those rebels? Or other rebels.. What rebels? One man’s rebel is another man’s enemy, and another man’s friend taking weapons to destroy an enemy that is an enemy of our friend’s enemy. In Russia. And China.


Confused by the chess match of world geopolitical affairs yet?

ONE IN A BILLION

A billion websites online. Think of that.. fathom that for a brief moment–you, if you have a site, are just one in a billion others.. Twitters flutter like moths at a light in mid-summer … the flurry of activity of brief and intense. Every time you think you have an earth shattering quip or amazing view of a topic, it’s drowned out by the noise of the billion others talking about the same thing..

Things are getting busy on the superhighway.. .DotComs are running low.. other extensions have had to be created to keep up with the demand.. Sometimes it seems that the internet is the place where ideas go to die–where someone can be discouraged by such a lack of attention that they start to drop out of their intelligent arguments. Often times is is disheartening to know that what you say means something, but no one is around to read it. Like a restaurant with no customers.. you can have the best food in town, but everyone is just busy going to BUZZFEED and reading the latest lackluster ‘list,’ or silently and legally stalking friends on Facebook to purposely get jealous of their social lives..

Words mean things. However, with one billion sites, the word count is enormous. Not enough time to read them all..

When my sister used to get bored at her former job, she’d joke to me that she thought was went to ‘every website on the internet today’ .. That was ten years ago. Back when the number of sites was in the millions, blogs were in their infancy, and people still remembered Al Gore saying he invented all of this to begin with.

But what happens when the people who run these websites lose their interest? …I have one answer that may be applicable: BLOGGER.COM happens..
Or TUMBLR inactivity..
Or dead TWITTER accounts..
Or WordPress stopping the pressing….
Or hosted sites stopping the FTPing…

One billion strong. And growing. But how many are being read? And how many, really, are being updated?

I have a few sites that I lost interest in myself–I think now gambling companies or someone just parking their fraud domain now house the homes that were once the proud vestiges of my self-thought writing abilities.

So … live long and prosper, internet..

In the future, I ponder who will ‘street sweep’ the superhighway and take out the trash? Geocities got rid of lots when they completely shut down a few years ago. At any moment, Blogger and Karp’s Tumblr and Zuckerberg’s Facebook and the CIA’s Twitter can do the same. Or wait, doesn’t the CIA have a back door to all of them? And does it matter.. do you really think spooks and spies have time to read all of the words anyway? I doubt it.. Even the computer algorithms attempting to dispose of the remnants of our privacy probably have trouble trying to hone in on one billion chattering chimps all at once.

In a world where everyone has a voice, what voices matter? Do hit counts mean anything? Not always..
Does advertising sell? Not really..

But we try.. One billion affiliates and ad programs, links and ‘templates.’

In the end, though, having a website and a buck will still buy you a cup of coffee….

“You will pay to hate things in the future”

– My friend, commenting on how he thinks I will view the future.

IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN THE ISLAMIC STATE..
This Saturday night, the world again sees another beheading.. this time ISIS has claimed the live of British hostage David Haines.. He was captive for some time. Tonight, he has been murdered by ISIS.
And this latest photo of the scenery has led to me conclude without much of a doubt that these beheadings have been done already… that they are all finished, and that they were all filmed the same day around the same time. One by one.. The same scenery and background.. 
This was the beheading promised since last week.. Now sign sealed and delivered by ISIS.Uploaded online..
Britain’s Prime Minister, not on a golf course, has reacted..

IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN THE ISLAMIC STATE..

This Saturday night, the world again sees another beheading.. this time ISIS has claimed the live of British hostage David Haines.. He was captive for some time. Tonight, he has been murdered by ISIS.

And this latest photo of the scenery has led to me conclude without much of a doubt that these beheadings have been done already… that they are all finished, and that they were all filmed the same day around the same time. One by one.. The same scenery and background.. 

This was the beheading promised since last week.. 
Now sign sealed and delivered by ISIS.
Uploaded online..

Britain’s Prime Minister, not on a golf course, has reacted..

Not One Drop: How Long Will California Survive Life Without Water? »

This is an unprecedented disaster in the making for California, other Western states in the drought, and the country as a whole.

What are we going to do if towns run dry further? What about if cities do..?

You’d sure think smart people in the halls of authority would be working up some contingency plans. I’m sure someone is..

And on another note: Golf courses are affected to. The GOLF DIGEST tells us of that plague on modern day wealth grounds ..  IN the state of emergency things are in, is it really moral to have green golf courses? Is it moral to have grass in Las Vegas? Priorities people.. priorities.

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What will happen when a once luscious green course becomes an 18 hole sand trap?

Pennsylvania State Trooper dies in shooting, another wounded »

A developing story here in the Keystone State


Forgive me in advance for the airing of such music.. but I need a miracle tonight. We all do, don’t we?  And with that.. all I need is a miracle plays in my ear buds.. courtesy of Mike and his Mechanics.

Amazingly, this live performance was from 1999, about 200 years after they originally released the song. And they sound as great as they did when they first sang it—if you liked it then, that is..

I just ponder how many 1980s weddings blasted this while big hair and high shoulder pads danced the night away..? 

Good evening everyone.. 
Hope you find your miracle.

Modern sex: Online service helps users learn and share their STD-status »

When there’s money to be made and STDs to share, why not tell the world. And your prospective partner..

This part stood out to me, though:

The HIPAA-compliant service can be used by people being testing for a variety of STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Those seeking their HIV-status will not receive their results via Healthvana, but HIV-positive users can have their HIV viral load verified.

HIPAA compliant, sure.. until the hacking occurs and all the STDs are unfit to reprint .. With technology comes responsibility. And worries about privacy.

I think kids these days, for what’s worth, type more than they talk, and they are more apt to share on an app than in real life. (Note, an APP in my estimation is still not real life.) We will see…

Perhaps we can start coming up with icons for their STDs as opposed to the real words.. Maybe something cooler? Perhaps a hip new trendy abbreviation..?

Or even better, maybe in the form of word play.. such as.. “Want to go out with me? OR are you gone a rea a going with someone else?”

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