A LIFE OF MATTER AND DEATH

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There are dark matters for mankind to attend to.

No, not the Dark Matter between the stars.

The Dark Ice that threatens to overwhelm Greenland...
Causing the ice to melt
And the seas to rise
Which threatens to end all our lives....

Just yesterday, Sept. 30, 2013, 50,000 or so WALRUSES beached themselves in Alaska.

Customarily, they would be resting and hunting on pack ice and ice bergs...

Obviously, there was NO pack ice, nor Ice bergs left for them to rest upon.

As horrible and IRONIC as it may be, all of the world's wildfires are actually contributing to the melting of the Polar Ice Caps and the disintegration of the snows and ices of Greenland...

And The Himalayas.

There are LAKES now, in the Himalayas...

And mass PARTIES!

There has been so much snow melt that it is now possible to SWIM Everest. The runoff each year is so great that the mountain villages that have existed for centuries are now in danger of washing away...

And the lakes are getting BIGGER. Wider. Longer....

Climbing Mt. Everest is not quite the challenge that it used to be...

EVEREST has become NEVEREST.

When Sir Edmund Hillary, a Beekeeper, and Tenzing Norgay, Sherpa Guide, made their world famous conquest of Mt. Everest, Hillary was quoted as saying that he wanted the event to INSPIRE people to attempt GREAT things.

GREAT things. Not the SAME thing.

There were over 500 different attempts to scale the slopes last year. There will be even more this year.

An 80 year old climber named Yuichiro Miura made it to the summit this year. As he stood there reveling in the glory, the next climber to make it to the top dashed his sense of conquest to the bottom of the slopes.

He was 81 years old....

The oldest climber to make it to the top is Tamae Watanabe. Female. 83 years old.

Will Phil Henderson be the first Black man to make the summit? Only the TIMES will tell...

Aydin Irmak has been DENIED his request to make the attempt with his BICYCLE...

A women's group from Pakistan has made or is making the attempt this season.

There are groups comprised of 50 or more folks from all walks of life headed up the slopes, nowadays...

Where is the respect for the mother of all mountains?

There was a time when the elders of NEPAL did not allow men and women to make the climb together-it is FORBIDDEN to make love on QOMOLANGMA, or Mt. Everest, as we call it...

Texas Pathologist Beck Weathers paid the ULTIMATE price, surviving an ordeal that would have killed most men...

Aleister Crowley, yes, THAT Aleister Crowley, gained his first fame by attempting to lead groups to the summit of Everest's sister mountain , the extremely dangerous k2.

One of Crowley's attempts ended in absolute DISASTER, when nearly his entire party FELL off the mountain as they attempted to make the climb speedily in the darkness...

He wisely refused to go up with them, preferring to wait till morning.

Those that elected to wait with him listened and watched in horror as the climbing party fell screaming, one by one, down into the blackness that yawned up greedily for them...

k2 has successfully killed 1/4 of all who have attempted to scale it's heights...

The world is getting WARMER. WETTER. DRIER.

Ice and Fire.

Doesn't the Bible say "The Fire next Time"?

They were RIGHT.

Don't you just hate when that happens?

We are left scaling MOUNTAINS when we should be walking on the MOON.

Or MARS....