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there is always an Aftermath

February24

non bloody aftermath

Brandon found evidence of massive snow battle.

apparently no survivors.

but, no zombies either. so, that’s probably good.

mind you… another storm is on it’s way.

the really good news is my new rig will have the winch mounted this week.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

the weatherman ate my Data

January25

the recent snow storm here in Atlanta now known as: “Snowageddon” made me start asking myself questions like:

what happens to all our information if we lose the internet?

I mean, the internet and the entire infrastructure that keeps it working the way we like it to.

I don’t pretend to know all the answers. my eight year old already knows I’m not quite all that powerful.

but, can we lose the internet?

maybe we’ll find out, collectively, come 20102. and, maybe just any ol’ HUGE catastrophe will do the trick.

all that said, the implications are certainly ominous. what would Larry Page do (for a job, I mean [hello Troy Brown”!])?

if the lights went out, so to speak, meaning we’ve lost power, and most of the back-up (let’s assume world leaders might desire, and so, be able to keep reading Nick Milne’s blog) amongst “the cloud”, and all… we would lose our online statements, subscriptions to Macworld and have no idea who was leading the English Premiere League.

…oh, and exactly what is the vital difference between “the cloud” and the internet? and, do storms, as referenced above, affect “the cloud”, more than the plain ‘ol internet?

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

change Commodities

January8

Perhaps it’s only the calm before the storm.

Storms do, after all, tend to clear the air, and make things feel more alive.

It seems like President Obama is making some headway. But, alternative leadership will declare this is an illusion created by the “obamacratic” media.

What happens when people finally come to the ugly terms that Obama has led the Fed in cutting a deal with banks that favors foreclosing on tax-payers homes by subsidizing the difference? He is also touting healthcare reform that he, along with members of the House and Senate, are exempt from. Is that when people rise up? Or, is that Byzantine (Of, relating to, or characterized by intrigue; scheming or devious: “a fine hand for Byzantine deals and cozy arrangements”) example the harbinger of change?

I don’t feel like bashing Obama any more.

I am, in fact, I am a proven patriot; and, willing to be a freedom fighter. But, what does that mean? For today and tomorrow? The winds of change are blowing stiffly through the country, and around the globe.

It’s storm-like because of the upheaval around shared economic pain that is historically unprecedented (but, certainly nothing new from a Biblical perspective).

I’ve been using a central “commodities” based thinking in some of my recent posts, coaching, and public speaking. Interpreting or defining losers and winners is challenging, but that investigation might prove rewarding.

So… Once I allowed myself to surrender to that notion, God jumped me with a different line of thinking:

Assuming God has the plan (and I do). What if He is using Obama, in an unexpected way – to break this country so it can begin to heal itself, later?

Apparently the Muslims have a saying: “the Promise is in the punishment, or the punishment is in the promise”.

I can’t say with absolute certainty such a line of thought actually exists in the Qur’An. …I better go investigate that as well. Or, perhaps one of my Muslim brothers can wade-in (even though I’m not Muslim, that person is likely still my brother). But, it certainly offers a dramatic platform for thought.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

What’s All This About?

"What am I looking at?", you might wonder.

Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, here, I discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

You'll also learn things about, well, things, like people you need to know about, and information about companies you can't find anywhere else.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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