Thursday, September 26, 2013

The galaxy is imploding. That's okay, though.

[ The three canvases, below, have been worked-upon in the last month, at #BingoRageStudio in #FortFrances. "The Former PPP canvas", "Giant Pike Hunt", and "Sky Battle".)

There is a chance that I am oversimplifying the matter, but the galaxy is imploding. In a sort of fashion. But... That is OK, because it may keep the outermost stars of galaxies from being flung into the intergalactic medium, without having to give in to the ridiculousness of "dark matter".

Right. What?

This article concludes that the super-massive black holes at the heart of most (if not all) galaxies are not only eating physical matter (gas, dust, stars), but devouring the actual "fabric of space", spacetime. (Search youtube for "Brian Green(e?) fabric". Watch and get schooled.)

If spacetime is being devoured at the centre of most (or all) galaxies, is it flowing inwards, or just spawning new spacetime at a very local horizon near the black hole?

I think that the Gravity Probe B #framedragging experiment that helped confirm an Einsteinian prediction about the interaction of matter (the Earth) and the "fabric of space" proves that space can be pulled by matter/gravity and supports the idea of a "friction" between the spacetime and the matter of the galactic disk.
This may be very useful to help hold our position on the spinning galactic carousel,
held in place by a torrent of spacetime concentrated in the region of our galaxy and headed straight for our ravenous, supermassive black hole.

If we could see it rushing by, we might have to officially shit ourselves as a species.

Soon, we may see a huge chunk of real matter get eaten up by the SMBH. It will feed on a huge instellar cloud of gas.
There are still light echoes bouncing around the local cosmos, from the last time it ate this much real matter, some 50 years ago (from our perspective, but not in the visible spectrum).

This is an odd relief to me, on a purely cerebral level.

I do not like dark matter. I do not like it, Sam I Am. I would prefer that it need not exist, but I will accept a reduced role for it in the overall galactic schema; neutrinos exist, do we need any more dark matter? Maybe neutrinos feel the same "friction" with the torrent of spacetime that normal matter does and can be held onto by their galaxies by that mechanism rather than gravitationally. Not-so-dark matter.

If a galaxy can be thought of as the extended, turbulent accretion disc of matter and its prison of flowing concentrated spacetime draining into a supermassive black hole, then the need for dark matter to "gravitationally-anchor the outermost stars in fast spinning galaxies, is reduced/gone.

"To escape the gravitational clutches of our galaxy, a spaceship would need to zoom out of our solar system and hit 537 kilometres per second. For context, a rocket needs to roar off at just 11.2 kilometres per second to escape Earth's gravity..." (New Scientist:Stars' escape velocity shows how to exit the Milky Way. 23 September 2013 by Anil Ananthaswamy)

The outermost stars may not so much be "in the grip of the galaxy's complement of dark matter's gravity", but rather occupy "standing waves/lagrange point sorta spots" in the rushing current of spacetime, concentrating and flowing into and through the galaxy. This would affect if not help account for dark energy and the apparent expansion of the universe.

Just send me the Nobel when it's confirmed. Try to make it by the end of January.


motel arrest and phantom of the opera

I am wondering how it is that people always seem to get arrested at motels. Well, there and hotels and cheap apartments, mostly. But motels, alot.

I sit, type, listen to the25 year celebration of Phantom Of The Opera at Royal Albert Hall, smile stupidly at my complex little brain dioramas of sock puppetry and wait for the inevitability of being arrested in this room, eventually. That just doesn't feel like a healthy thought. Maybe I should write about something else.

The Phantom is played by Ramin Karimloo (Canadian). His voice is not the most unique instrument. It's real strength in his performance, superb, difficult phrasing married to a complex, fully communicated character. He inhabits the body of a rigid, introverted, auteur... genius trapped in a body of extraneous horror, lifelong social isolation and ordinary nerdiness, posing as the villainous ubermensch.


If I were a priest, then there would be an altar boy under the couch. If I were a politician, it would be a dead hooker in the washroom.
I'm a broke artist, however, and I am sitting in front of a live video camera, bright lights and an expensive microphone in this cheap motel room. I am feeling creative, but I have just discovered that
I have forgotten my sock puppets. That is what prompted the flash of guilt that triggered the morbid motel arrest daydreams that fueled this portion of the blogpost. Also brought to you by the letter, Omega.

What am I going to do without puppets? I could reasonably shoot a porno with this setup. Most of the combined #ZzorhnAndBingoRage library has been shot with less.

If I put a blast out in FB for volunteers, I wonder if I would get any hits.
I really could get myself arrested if I try.


The performance of Sierra Boggess, as Christine Daae is also impressive, having been honed with several productions and long association with the characters from “Love Never Dies” and #Phantom. Mostly singing with Karimloo; her character conveys deep empathy with "her angel" and inner conflict, choosing that putz Raoul over the Phantom.

Presumably, she quits singing and starts pumping out heirs, then. Putz is a Viscomte.

10 pm. No cops. How do you monetize porn when it's all free on the internet? Sell tickets to live shows at the arena? These folks at Royal Albert Hall really know how to clap. I bet they paid a grip.

Colm Wilkinson looks scared of that Australian, Warlow. Some onstage bear pheromone thing. I bet they're all jealous of that Joback kid. Owen-Jones look like he has either got girl scouts or pool boys under the gazebo.


There's a new gold rush going on in Maine. Baby eels to seed Asian aquaculture. The local Tribes are seeking to cash in on the exploitation, too.

They need to sit down and hammer out a shared quota for a sustainable harvest.


Wild, scattergun conspiracy-hollerin' , on tap. #AlexJones
Government disinformation voice, credulous patsy, boy crying "wolf" or "nutjob"?
He endangers us by desensitising us to the grim realities of the world; when truths are so easily buried in indiscriminate garbage.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Once and Current Canvas and Regional Economic Development

{Update September 12, 2013:
Photo of significant iteration point, for this work.}
September 12, 2013. #BingoRageStudio , #FortFrances, NW Ontario.
The canvas, formerly known as... "The Pither's Point Park 'slash' Relay Canvas"
Click for large detail.

This canvas was originally stretched and background painted during the #FortFrances "Relay For Life" event and the composition begun during the arrival of the #DavidThompsonBrigade that same weekend.

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The once and former Pither's Point Park (PPP), at Google maps.

The currently-white portion of the painting is a rough, overhead view of the PPP peninsula.

Hey there, BingoRagers. You may remember (or, probably not) the previous BingoRage post, in which I advocated that the Town of Fort Frances, in collaboration with Couchiching First Nation, Grand Council Treaty #3, The OPP and Treaty #3 police forces and local community members declare:

a) the parcel of land currently/formerly known as Pither's Point Park (PPP) as a Special Economic Zone, where cannabis ("marijuana") use, sale, taxation, farming, research, transport, sharing, receiving, eating and discussion-of, is legal and encouraged.
b) And that before the impending avalanche of cannabis legalisation goes forth, we cash in on the special status of this property, by advertising and encouraging "cannabis-tourism", which will necessarily be serviced by existing and new local business infrastructure.

Recent news events lead me to believe that it is worthwhile, economically (potentially a winfall), for our community and region to respond to an economic demand, emerging tourism potential and changing legal landscape in the USA and Canada, by taking the lead in Cannabis Tourism. Before everybody else does it.

Colorado and Washington are looking like the tip of the iceberg, after the recently announced"change of enforcement priorities" in the USA attorney general's office. Of course, that announcement has been viewed as tantamount to a change of course, towards decriminilisation, at the federal level, by supporters and emergent policy enemies alike, of the US administration.

July 2008

September 2013

[After the first weekend with this canvas, most of the current elements and characters of the painting were already in place, except for the sculptures. The bird figure, however, is essentially in its current form, day one.]

An updated abstract (current iteration) of my proposal:

a) everyone (FF and CFN) give up pursuit of "ownership" and resist any emerging provincial and/or federal efforts to resolve the property's ownership or give/sell it. Right now, it exists in a grey area between claims being legally determined/litigated. The town's lease is up, but they want to keep it, because. The lease's wording leaves the property to Treaty #3, but is generally thought of as being associated with the First Nations of the Rainy Lake area, particularly CFN.

b) Everyone with a stake in the disposition of the property declare the former PPP (Town of Fort Frances, you're just gonna haveta suck that one up.) a territory with the same rules as outside, BUT that the sale, possession, use, trade, growing-of, giving, transporting, sharing, doing, being, inhalation, eating or drinking of, etc. is legal and encouraged ; with reasonable provisos like age of consent (how about 19, like alcohol, and the brain has done most of its bodily growth and development and is ready for higher learning.) and no driving while intoxicated, with recognition of a non-intoxicated level of use (ala ".08 BAC", for alcohol, except performance and assessment-based). No bullshit definition of "intoxicated", either; like blood tests that score positive for months afterward. That is just cheating and stupid-mean.

c) We increase the prices for out-of-town campers to stay in the park and manage it like a high end resort; that's jobs in reservations and billing, service and maintenance, checkout enforcement and cheerful security. Keep the use-of and enjoyment of the park for locals and walk-ins free. Sell them things... like food and art. Keep the limited number of camping sites and resist the pressure (temptation) to bulldoze it flat and divide it into many little rentable squares. Say "sustainable economic development" three times, very slowly. Then think of the spinoff money that will flow into the communities as minnows are oxygenated, meals served, gasoline and firewood are purchased. Eventually, a resort lodge, a cultural centre and affordable artist-studios development can coexist on the property, without forcing out other interests.

d) Split the profits throughout the region. Treat it like the American states and gambling on USA Tribal Lands: The tribe owns and (preferably) manages the Special Economic Zone (instead of a casino) and splits the profits with the other First Nations of the region (not just immediate tribal members) and local townships are given "Infrastructure grants in lieu of taxes"; that sorta thing. Local First Nations and townships are grateful to participate, respond with smart economic investment and growth and not be assholes.

e) If legalisation eventually comes to Canada as a whole, then the initial experience with the SEZ can provide real-world experience of police-citizenry interaction for individual police officers, police force institutions and the judicial system; as opposed to the usual harassment, gassing, tazing, beating, shooting, arresting and imprisoning (sprinkled with physical and psychological torture) of cannabis users.
I know that the punishment freaks out there are spitting mad at me, for that last sentence.
It was a cheap shot, but you need to admit that you are not harmed by your neighbour's smoking of cannabis.

If he, or she, robs you, then that is burglary. If he or she shoots you, that is murder, not a side effect of legal cannabis.

If he or she rapes you, then they are likely drunk or high on coke, speed, pcp or some other uppers and is guilty of rape;
... not a cannabis side-effect.

Smoking legal cannabis doesn't "aid the terrorists".
Smoking illegal cannabis doesn't "aid the terrorists".

"Think of the little babies!!!" The babies will be fucking fine,
unless they have shitty parents.
Alcoholics are much shittier parents then potheads.

When you hear about someone having a good time doing something that you want to do
(deep down inside), but you are too repressed and vengeful to let it slide...
Somebody fucked you up as a child, probably a combination from the
psychological set of: religion, alcohol, molestation, ignorance and pride.

You are in the wrong and beginning to "get"
that you are in the wrong.

This is a graceful "out". Urge your federal MP to give control of the emerging "cannabis resource" to Canadian First Nations, so that this dirty vice is off your hands.

f) Canada: Give control of the emerging Cannabis Resource and revenues from tariff regime to First Nations to administer, without putting your dirty mitts on it first. FN's will spend it in the hinterland, instead of Ottawa and "the cities". mass, commercial production to serve regional demand (With licensing for small-quantity production and taxation regime for sales, to avoid cutting out personal and "artisanal" gardening.) SEZ's all across the country, sustainable economic engine for the hinterland and rural areas. I'm sorry, cities; but you should pay your hinterland for your commercial Cannabis production. Buy local, but not too local.


I set up a little roadside stand under Mount McKay in Thunder Bay. Did a booming bit o' jewelry business there, last week.