The judiciary in Italy stuffed its’ head so far up its’ ass that it cannot even see it’s decision much less smell the flowers! All that is left is a foul odor wafting from up from four distended rear ends of the judges who did the deed!
- Today, in an act that has as much intelligence attached to it as Honey boo boo’s latest episode the Italian court convicted 7 scientists to as much as six years in prison for not predicting an earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy that killed 300 or so Italians.
While I am in full sympathy for the unfortunate fate of 300 Italians, I am incensed by the totally idiotic non-logic and action of the Italian Courts.
Total insanity. Right up there with a green cheese moon, a flat Earth, the end of the Mayan calendar and the conclusion that last nights’ debate between so-called-Presidential candidates was informative. None of these is true or even laughably true or even believable except by the masses who will believe anything if they are presented with appropriate propaganda to convince them.
Earthquake prediction is not an established science! It is an on going scientific study which will continue for years, to see what the data collected on dozens of seismically active areas along continental fault zones or “hot spots” on continental plates such as the New Madrid fault in Missouri, to see if we can somehow identify data that will, eventually, allow us the predictive ability to provide a percentage possibility of an earthquake in a general (perhaps a thousand miles a long) location.
“Duh! Hang quei figli puttana per non raccontare la mia prozia che la sua costruzione è stata di andare a cadere in un giorno terremoto dopo domani alle 02:00!” or words to that effect.
(Jeebus, I love Google!)
Since when is not doing something a crime?
In Italy perhaps not pooping in the middle of the plaza where the statue of David is located or not throwing alms into the fountain close by could be pronounced a crime and hundreds of tourists (me included) could be rounded up for not appreciating art or not dropping my excreta in a public street, under David’s statue. Negative action convictions can target anyone for anything they didn’t do! I can see spending a year or so in an Italian lock-up for not resisting arrest or now owing any taxes or for not grabbing the arm of a pickpocket on the Rome subway that is stripping the purse from a companion traveler. I broke the arm of a pickpocket on the Roma subway once – an eight year old delinquent that was all of 80 pounds. You would have thought I was murdering the little bastard.. Luckily witnesses were able to tell the true story and the lady who had the purse snatched was very supportive – during and after the incident. I never reached my destination on that subway as she wanted to express her gratitude for the “save”. Some subway trips in underground Roma are better than others!
Were I an Italian scientist, doing research in any area of human endeavor, or an American scientist working closely with an Italian colleague, I would immediately do a “John Gault” and withdraw my services from whatever Italian University or Government Agency I worked for or with. Today. Now. Right now and were I them, I would not turn a lick until all seven scientists, convicted of not doing something, are cleared of any wrongdoing, set free with apologies and suitable compensation and no record of their trial. As if it hadn’t happened. Period.
This opens the door for prosecution of scientists who have not found a cure of HIV (throw the bounders in jail – that’ll encourage them to try harder!).
A slack effort of scientists to totally define the coming the shift in Earth’s magnetic field which holds the possibility of killing everything on Earth’s surface in a mere 500 years would probably earn them a life sentence making little rocks out of big ones. I mean we’re talking a big time problem here. If you think this example of earthquake non-prediction is extreme, you better do some research on the current 10% loss of Earth’s magnetic field and predictions of how long it will take to likely weaken and reverse the magnetic field. This has happened many times in Earth’s past – killing everything on the surface of our planet by radiation and solar wind that is no longer deflected from earth’s surface by it’s very strong magnetic field. That shrinking magnetic field now shields Earths’ surface from big trouble. In only 500 years it may be gone and before that, weakened sufficiently to play havoc with everything! And I am very, very serious!
Hells Bells, if an Italian scientist didn’t predict the exact moment the earth’s magnetic field would fade sufficiently to allow unlimited mutation of the genomes of every animal and plant on earth (including us), that would be grounds for drawing and quartering. And if you don’t know what kind of punishment that is, picture yourself spread-eagle on the ground with ropes tied to each wrist and each ankle. Hook these ropes to the harness of four horses and shout ”Whooooo! AHHHH!” . Then you watch while you can as they all run in different directions essentially disconnecting you into five pieces, the fifth piece just dropping to the ground while the other four vanish into the distance.
This action of the Italian judiciary (small print) is just another indication of the total stupidity of the EU to do anything right. Shoot the messenger when he fails to deliver a message than no one can possibly of compose. I repeat in emphasized mode: All scientists in Italy need to pull a John Gault. Now. Tomorrow.
As far as I’m concerned, since we seem to be following Europe and Japan into a dystopian future of epic failure of all current systems including the John Roberts’ Supreme Fantasy Court, we are totally done. No reprieve short of collapse and reset here, in Europe and Japan and start over from a much lower level of wealth with a large die off and a retreat to perhaps Kunstler’s “World Made by Hand” is the only and least damaging possibility. As much as I hate to say it, it is the only path out, now or tomorrow depending on how fast the collapse runs away with our lives.
Italy certainly leads the way as far as courts are concerned.