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Sunday, November 26, 2017

I BELIEVE...

...that in the Beginning, Man created God.

...that I live in Purgatory.  Hint:  you too.

...was commissioned and introduced by Jane Froman on her TV program in 1953.  With a Song in My Heart, starring Susan Hayward, was a film of her life.  Froman did the singing.  When 5 her father mysteriously disappeared and she developed a stutter.  She joined the Ziegfeld Follies at the age of 26 and a year later in 1934 became the most popular girl singer in America.  She was 46 when she recorded I Believe.

Frankie Laine  that year reached #2 on the Billboard 100.  He did hit #1 in the 1949-50 period with his That Lucky Old SunMule Train and The Cry of the Wild Goose.  He still appears on those PBS specials, but passed away at the age of 95 in 2007.

...that by the Year 3000
  • Mars won't be colonized.  We might get there, as we did the Moon, but life won't be found, and if we did, save for being a scientific event, there will be nothing there worthy of profit.  Sort of like Antarctica.  Long distance space travel is too expensive, fuel-intensive and dangerous.  You see too many space films.
  • The population of Planet Earth will be between 2 billion and 5 billion.  Sure we now have more than 7.5 billion today, but the carrying capacity of Planet Earth will determine how many people can be sustained.  Africa will undergo a massive social restructure with population control and the Middle East will be pockets of oases surviving on solar energy.  As much as Peak Oil has recently been derided, we will effectively run out of commercial oil and natural gas in a century.  On the other hand, read this posting predicting a population of 6,000,000 billion in the Year 3000.
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