Don’t Just Sit There

Really liked this robot (Cubebot) in the store.


Love the colors and that you can change the pose in all different ways. 


This robot is pretty darn cute!


It’s funny in this sitting position though.


Just want to say: 

Don’t just sit there, do something!


Probably not that long before robots will be all over the place.


We’ll wish for just a little privacy from the darn things, just like from our 24/7 computer gadgets that we can’t let go of now.


Yes, we’re hopelessly dependent on the technology–it’s so helpful and we love it, but we can’t turn it off. 


They won’t be sitting for long. 


Robots–big and small, alone and in swarms, male and female, strong and intricate, smart and simple, worker and homemaker, doer and helper, companion and lover, where will it stop–it won’t. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

The View From Upfront and Behind

Thought this was a smart saying from a colleague:

“If you ain’t the lead dog, the view doesn’t change.”

What the dogs upfront and those behind them see are quite a different view. 

It’s important for the lead dogs to guide the other dogs in a good direction and stay clear from obstacles. 

We may not all see the same thing, but whatever our viewpoints are, we all have to work together and pull our hardest towards progress. 

It’s a race to the finish–and finish strong and together we all must. 😉

(Source Photo: here with attribution to Natalia Kollegova)

Sh*t Rolls Downhill

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Just ten months ago was the gigantic Vale and BHP Billiton dam collapse disaster in Brazil.

Enough iron-ore mine waste rolled downhill to fill the Dallas Cowboys’ Stadium more than 11 times–the waste destroyed villages, killed 19 people, and polluted 400 miles of waterways.

But of course, when the report came out this week, all was supposed to be okay, because that’s what insurance and obfuscation about what would be done differently to protect people in the future is all about.

Then yesterday, I stopped by some workmen. 

One was at the top of this hole, and the other was underneath.

Underground, the guy is standing in the muddy water and installing a new meter. 

I talked with the guy above ground about how hard it must be too work in these conditions. 

I asked if there were rats down there, and he said “generally no, because it’s sealed off.”

Yet, it was obvious how tough these jobs are, where people have to get down into the dirty and do the jobs that others don’t even want to think about. 

Further on this, I contemplated how in all jobs and things in life, as they say, “The sh*t rolls downhill!”

Meaning basically that we are still living in a class society, with the elites and everyone else, where the top 1% own as much as the other 99%, and the drudgery of life gets relegated down to the lower-rung masses. 

The lower the rung, the deeper the crap you end up working in and doing for others, and on top of it, getting blamed for whatever goes wrong.

The elites hold the power and can do no wrong, and the mediocrity or impoverished can basically do little or no right–that’s why they presumably are where they are–they deserve it (or so we are led/forced to believe)!

On the TV, I heard on the news, one elite defending the corruption of another senior official, saying they did nothing wrong–even though the evidence has already shown they have and moreover, again and again. 

There is no truth to be found in the world of the elites–they wish and will do whatever it takes–lie, steal, collude, and even kill–to remain the powerful, the rich, the honored, and the noble. 

The rest dig the holes and can bury themselves in it for all the elite are concerned–they stand at the top and the sh*t rolls mightily downhill from there. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Workers Getting Choked

Workers Getting Choked

Took this picture today of a worker protest outside of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in Washington, D.C.

It’s a big blow up of a “fat cat” symbolically choking a worker.

You can see the reflection of the American flag in the window above the blow up cat.

And the guy off to the left leaning against the barrier is wearing the same shirt as the blowup worker.

Not sure why they were having this protest or how they were allowed to erect this right in front of OPM.

Hope they resolve this quickly–because this is some bad “public relations” to be seen in front of the agency that manages Human Resources for the Federal government.

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)