Saturday, December 17, 2005
Things are not flowing like they should in luminousland... so updating TLB is like THE LAST THING ON MY MIND RIGHT NOW...
Be thankful that I sort of did though...
Oh - that link is NOT in English, by the way!
Friday, December 16, 2005
I told you to vote and choose wisely - a song that will last two weeks here on The Luminous Blog... well into Christmas Time!
THIS is the song - "THIS IS GOD" - what better time than now to think of God... and to listen to what God Has to tell us... hmm? But we do not listen... we hear and forget the heart of the message in a matter of seconds... WE, AS A RACE, ARE HOPELESS.
We are hopeless... without GOD.
Thursday, December 15, 2005
This one today goes out to the heartless harpies, the oafish derrières and their kindred - and they KNOW who they are as surely as they also number in the millions... if not the zillions!
I am surrounded by inept ninnies and insufferable incompetents - I am surrounded by antagonistic animadversion aficionados and bombastic buffoons - I am surrounded by the raucous rabble of the Earth! And the scum of the Earth as well...
AND I HAVE HAD IT!
No more of this crap - NO MORE!
As of today THE HEART OF GOLD LUMINOUS LUCIANO IS DEAD.
As of today THE KIND AND SUPPORTIVE LUMINOUS LUCIANO IS DEAD.
As of today THE ALTRUISTIC LUMINOUS LUCIANO IS GONE - FOREVERMORE!
FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS!
FOREVER AND A GAZILLION DAYS!
Now, for the REST of you, don't do as I do folks! Strive to be GOOD! Do GOOD - just don't get too involved on a personal level when you do so - you will wind up frustrated to the hilt... LIKE ME!
If it can happen to LUMINOUS ME - it sure as HELL can happen to YOU TOO!
AS SURELY AS HELL WILL EXIST... the Lake of Fire that is, after Judgment Day!
AS SURELY AS HEAVEN EXISTS... always has and always will.
AS SURELY AS EVIL EXISTS - AND THE DEVIL - AND THE FORCES OF DARKNESS and all that
that sorry state of affairs entails...
AS SURELY AS GOD EXISTS - FOR ALL OF CREATION SPEAKS OF HIM AND OF HIS GREATNESS
As surely as all this and more - this cold cruel world has lost me to its, all-in-all, futile cause...
LUMINOUS LUCIANO, AS HE USED TO BE, IS DEAD.
In his place will stand a more practical version - VERSION 2.0
For how long?
That I do not know!
Lots of pipsqueaks without brains but with a lot of ammo want to see me bite the BIG ONE...
WELL - LET THEM COME! COME AND TRY - I HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE.
But to all of those who are "interested" - be prepared to be dispatched into the unloving arms of the Adversary when I am through with YOU...!
The preceding was the angriest blog post *ever* on these premises - wow, I topped myself! Now excuse me while I get offline... for it is time to RUMBLE!
If TLB and its battalion of "brother blogs" NEVER GET UPDATED AGAIN - you will have a clue as to what happened to thy illustrious luminous blogger here!
NO ONE IS ETERNAL - not on this plane of existence anyway!
Don't cry for me, America... Argentina... ARMENIA... et cetera!
I NEVER CRIED FOR THEE!
I always sided with the underdog - the underpriviliged - the afflicted - the persecuted - the suffering... NONE OF WHICH YOU HOLD ALL TOO HIGH IN YOUR ESTEEM!
I sided with these - and it got me absolutely NOTHING!
Yet... that is... YET.
If you are not keeping score - GOD SURE IS.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Paper War: Environmentalists Take On Victoria's Secret for Mailing More Than 1 Million Catalogs a Day!
What is so funny about this is that the publication that published the article decrying such an outrageous waste of paper is none other than... Time magazine... To my knowledge, Time magazine wastes a whole lot of paper too - with a mag that is more and more obsolete as... well... as time goes by!
Subscriptions to this mag are shoved down people's throats, with "free gifts" and discounts - which are more attractive to the customer than the prospect of having the magazine itself to read every week!
A magazine, of course, whose contents can easily be found online for free!
A magazine that even lost its aura of "collectibility" - if it ever had one!
A magazine that has no distinct "voice", drive or edge of its own either...
But who needs to even thumb through Time magazine OR a Victoria's Secret catalogue nowadays - eh? It is strictly dentist waiting room reading material, if you ask me!
As Veronica Electronica aka Esther aka "Ma-donna" sings rather redundantly - "time goes by... so slowly"... But that is another story...
Hmm... the story of my life? (Time-Life... get it? Of course you do!)
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
The legions of supporters did not suffice to convince the Governator of not reverting into... Terminator mode. Not even international (and surprising) support... such a the Pope and... a Swiss legislator? For, "during Williams' twenty-four years on death row, a Swiss legislator, college professors and others nominated him for the Nobel Prizes in peace and literature."
None of that impressed the Governator though (does he even read...?).
Tookie's tale only proves, again, that what I say about earthly flawed justice is true...
Only GOD can Judge EFFECTIVELY... most times! Because, in most cases, the evidence is not as clear-cut as the prosecution will present it... and we truly never know the TRUTH...
GOD KNOWS THE TRUTH - as in the expression "Only God Knows"... hmm?
Tookie maintained his INNOCENCE until THE END - even when pleading guilty could have spared his life!
I myself did not know that!
Now the explanation for that can be a few things too - he was tired of life behind bars and wanted out... maintaining his innocence when denied clemency sure was a way out... or... HE TRULY WAS INNOCENT?
ONLY GOD KNOWS!
And only God's Judgment will matter in the end.
Congratulations Governator - you have proven to be a true Terminator after all - in real life! And now, you've lit a fire you may not even be able to put out in the process...
Pull out the ammo, Ah-nold - for "Cah-li-for-neea" is going to look like the future timeline of the "Reign of the Machines" in your T-movies there... You have made Tookie a martyr - and martyrs stir emotions in the masses that in turn trigger revolt, rebellion... and yes, that other "R" word they dread down there - RIOTING!
Monday, December 12, 2005
Stanley "Tookie" Williams sure is "a deadman walking" through the valley of death - or he is set to be one soon. As I pointed out in the luminous blog's "brother blog" (linked here for thy convenience, faithful ones!) - clemency should be awarded to the repentant (and sincerely so) criminal... His deeds seem to show genuine repentance is present in his heart (which prompted a movie made about his life story to claim '"Redemption"' was his already - we shall see... on Judgment Day, not before!) and besides; the Governator does not want a repeat of the L.A. Riots... I know he likes sequels, or used to anyhow - but not this time, Ah-nold...
Sunday, December 11, 2005
It is still only one link among others even within this post though - as you shall soon see... read on!
*Every day, 2,300 children are reported missing in the United States.
*Statistics show that in 1990 there were over 650,000 missing persons reported to the FBI's National Crime Information Center.
*In 1994 there were 954,896 reports, an increase of over 43%. The FBI estimates that of all the entries, 85 to 90 percent of these are children.
*An estimated 18.6% of inmates serving time in State prisons in 1991 for violent crimes, or about 1,000 offenders nationwide, had been convicted of a crime against a victim under age 18.
*1 in 5 violent offenders serving time in a State prison reported having victimized a child.
*More than half the violent crimes committed against children involved victims age 12 or younger.
*7 in 10 offenders with child victims reported that they were imprisoned for a rape or sexual assault.
*Two-thirds of all prisoners convicted of rape or sexual assault had committed their crime against a child.
*All but 3% of offenders who committed violent crimes against children were male.
*Offenders who had victimized a child were on average 5 years older than the violent offenders who had committed their crimes against adults. Nearly 25% of child victimizers were age 40 or older, but about 10% of the inmates with adult victims fell in that age range.
*While nearly 70% of those serving time for violent crimes against children were white, whites accounted for 40% of those imprisoned for violent crimes against adults.
From children to teens now: In the next twenty-four hours, 1,439 Teens will attempt suicide.
*Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-to-24 years old, and the sixth leading cause of death for 5-to-14 year old.
*In the next twenty four hours, 15,006 Teens will use drugs for the first time.
(from Teen Help.)
*Every 4 minutes a youth is arrested for an alcohol related crime.
(From Crime Time by Safe Place.)
Sexual abuse was reported up to 80,000 times in 1995.
(From Facts for Families.)
*In the next twenty four hours, 3,506 Teens will run away.
(from Teen Help.)
*Every 2 hours a youth is murdered.(From Crime Time by Safe Place.)
*Comparing 1986 and 1992, rape by all age groups were up 7 percent overall nationwide, but rapes by juveniles 16 and under during the same period were up 14 percent. (from Violent Crimes by Pre-Teens Increasing.)
*-"While the crime rate for adults has decreased in recent years, the juvenile crime rate has grown alarmingly. The homicide rate among 18 to 24 years old increased 65% and the rate for 14 to 17 year-old increased 165%."
(From BIDEN WARNS OF RISING TIDE OF YOUTH VIOLENCE)
*In a recent Australian study of 1,500 gay and lesbian adolescents, 80% had not told their parents of their same sex attraction. Studies over the past 7 years have indicated that 25% to 40% of young lesbians and gays have attempted suicide.
(From "Here For Life" Youth Sexuality Project.)
*Every 7 minutes a youth is arrested for a drug crime.
(From Crime Time by Safe Place.)
I would be remiss if, after mentioning so many "teen items", I would not also tackle Teenage Smoking...
*Each day, nearly 4,800 adolescents (aged 11-17) smoke their first cigarette -it is estimated that at least 4.5 million U.S. adolescents are cigarette smokers
*Approximately 90 percent of smokers begin smoking before the age of 21
*In the US, 26.3 million men (27.6%) and 22.7 million women (22.1%) are smokers
-350,863 Americans have died prematurely this year from the effects of smoking.
Aye - tis a fine planet we live on...