Announcing the release of The Omega Project’s newest CD entitled “DRINK DEEP”
“DRINK DEEP” is 10 new songs crafted over 8 months of slow & humid Southern days and sultry, hot musical nights. New Orleans-Comedy and Tragedy- ‘Le Bon Temps Roule.  ‘Similar to the other three OMEGA PROJECT releases, “DRINK DEEP” shifts and morphs sonically from track to track, soaring over mountainous vistas, bubbling up from unseen depths and erupting violently; at times beautiful and benevolent and other times, dark and fore-boding. THE OMEGA PROJECT speaks lyrical truths and asks questions that are ‘as old as the way’ and fuse rhythms and melodies as ancient as the heartbeat. In honor of the Sacred & Precious Mother Earth, We invite you to “DRINK DEEP”.
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New Painting for 12/29/07 “DOWNVIEW”

#13 – “Downview”  – Still painting inner landscapes.  With the power to move mountains.

©2007 Carlos Cardona

A new painting entitled: Passion

In honor of my Aunt Cindy…              Passion

©2007 Carlos Cardona

This is my family from Bogota, Colombia circa 1950

This is my beautiful family – this picture is from Bogota, Colombia.  Circa 1950.
My great-aunt in the middle is a Queen…

This one is my grandpa (top left above) when he was graduating first in his class at medical school in Colombia circa 1965

This is my great grandpa (grandpa aboves father) on my padres side circa 1975?

This is my great grandmother (grandpa aboves mother) on my padres side circa 1970(?)

This is my great grandpa and grandma on my mothers side circa 1968 (?)

May they all rest in peace and simultaneously live forever…

Spank You Very Much Award for 12/19/07

And Today’s coveted Spank You Very Much Award goes to …………………(drum roll)…………………….

Pual Anka singing Nirvana’s “Smells like teen spirit”

Spank You Very Much Award for 12/17/07

And Todays Coveted Spank You Very Much Award goes to……………(drum roll)…….

Scientists clone glow in the dark cats!!

Debate over the Super-Ferry

As you know if you read this blog I have been keeping a regular post about the Super-Ferry situation in Hawaii.  Many people feel many different things about The Super-Ferry.  To some, it is hailed as the dawn of a new day in Hawaii tourism.  People will be able to travel inner-island with their families at a fraction of the cost, and when they get to their destination they can drive off the boat, saving them money again on car rentals.  Others see The Super-Ferry in a more negative light.  Pointing to environmental and even criminal concerns for both the local communities and the islands as a whole.
I have received mostly positive feedback from my coverage so far.  My blogs have been as unbiased as someone can be (no one is totally unbiased).  But today I got a comment from someone in the Pro Super-Ferry camp.  And as I have not received a single comment by someone in this camp I have decided to post it and my reply….

—–Tim Dick said, December 10, 2007 at 2:30 pm.  “I had no idea that the people of kauai were so stupid, and what about the rights of the super ferry business. The coast gaurd has the duty to stop the terrorist asault on local commerce .I assure you that the people protesting were not natives to kauai! Stop the bullshit!!!!! (the misspelling is his not mine)

and my reply…..

I agree that not everyone was native to Kauai, but I assure you that some were (the surfers who got arrested).
Also, I totally agree that there is a general “Neo-Luddite” feeling associated with a protest like this, but as I posted in an earlier blog – “On the one hand you can never stop change.  The Super-Ferry has been a long time coming and one way or another more and more people are going to be coming to the islands and they need to get inner-island.  But that doesn’t mean that we should charge ahead full steam without worrying of consequences.   And as this article says, “The Hawaii Super-ferry presents a classic case of how not to do business in Hawaii. Super-ferry’s lack of planning and violation of the Hawaii Environmental Protection Act has created a public debacle, inconvenienced its customers and put Hawaii’s environment at risk.”
Of course the coast guard has the right to protect big business.  But do you know much about evasive species of plants Mr. Dick?  The Hawaiian Islands and Kauai in particular are like isolatedpetri dishes, biological factories of breathtaking splendor and complexity.  When one species of plant or animal gets a foothold it can rapidly and drastically alter entire food chains and landscapes.  Frequent inter-island travel with cars is guaranteed to increase this problem.
Also, the islands suffer an crystal meth “ice” epidemic.  This inner-island ferry will increase the likelihood and ease of drug smuggling.  There is just no way the cops can search all of the cars.  They don’t have the money, manpower, or infrastructure.
And finally there are the environmental concerns.  The Super-Ferry has ignored a citation from the court on not fulfilling a Sierra Club safety risk test.  And started running early while everything was still in limbo in the courts.  Mr. Dick, the islands are blessed with a myriad of life.  Every ecological niche is filled with a bounty of creation.  Multiple species of whales come to Hawaii yearly to have there babies.  In between islands the mothers and calves swim and are beheld daily by locals and tourists.  The Super-Ferry runs the risk of disrupting these important habitats and these problems just haven’t been addressed fully enough to begin big business.  There really is more at stake here than the interest of Super-Ferry shareholders.

Network your PlayStation 3 with a Super-Computer and help battle cancer

You too can help in the battle to cure cancer, all while using your PlayStation 3.  Check out this video for more info on how to network your PlayStation 3 to a supercomputer.

My new guitar and amp!!

I picked up a new guitar and amp last night. The guitar is a Schecter C1 Exotic. Smooth Brown finish. Excellent sound.
3 pickup combinations. Solid build, a little heavy.

The amp is a Line 6 Spider Valve 112. It’s the smaller of the 2 models. Line 6 has teamed up with Bogner to produce a digital/tube amp. With 4 channels to program, There 12 built in amps- clean, blues, twang, crunch, metal, and insane. Also it features drive, chorus,phaser, echo, delay, tremolo, and reverb. Not to mention the bank of pre-programed setups.
– So far it is a really nice amp, of course it has so many options that I am gonna need some time to dial it in. But the potential is incredible. The only problem so far is the volume range jumps when switching through the pre-programmed setups. But I hope to dial that in (as it is horribly inconvenient for someone playing through a p.a.).

“Building Gods” – a documentary about Super Intelligence

Anyone interested in The Technological Singularity, A.I. research, or the future of the human race in general will find this movie amazing.  We stand at the edge of something great,  and it’s crucial that we get it absolutely right.  This is our chance….

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