Lasith (lasith) wrote,

If God Is On My Side...Is She on Yours?

If we looked through God's Eyes we would definately cry a lot.  Cry about global warming, or hunger, or disease or maybe humanity's ability to do something but it's unwillingness to.  Or maybe about those crazy kids that are addicted to TV, or Internet and have no human friends, who get bullied when they get to school that they enact a video game shootout at school or maybeGod forbid take their own lives.  Maybe the kids decide to get addicted to sex or drugs and end up broken before they're 18.  I'm sure that if I was God I'd be damned pissed and damned depressed.  C'es La Vie though...C'esy La Vie, Je Ne Sais Pas Pour Quois. 

On a Happy note I am sure that I will be able to find a way to head to NewZealand and finally cross the tropic of Capricorn.  Screw Cancer Go Capricorn!  Crossing my fingers about surgery tonight with hopes that good deeds will give God's grace.  And so I hope you all are happy and wish for your happiness because I don't do it enough.  I will post my tagged, facebook, and myspace links below because I haven't done that yet so I can have more friends....I'm lonely sometimes :o( LOL

Tropic of Capricorn

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Coordinates: 23°26′22″S 0°0′0″W / 23.43944°S 0°E / -23.43944; 0

For the novel by Henry Miller, see Tropic of Capricorn (novel).
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World map showing the Tropic of Capricorn

The Tropic of Capricorn, or Southern tropic, is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. It lies 23° 26′ 22″ south of the Equator, and marks the most southerly latitude at which the sun can appear directly overhead at noon. This event occurs at the December solstice, when the southern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun to its maximum extent.

The northern hemisphere equivalent of the Tropic of Capricorn is the Tropic of Cancer. Latitudes south of the Tropic of Capricorn are in the Southern Temperate Zone. The region north of the Tropic of Capricorn and south of the Tropic of Cancer is known as the Tropics.

The Tropic of Capricorn is so named because about 2,000 years ago the sun was entering the constellation Capricornus (capricorn is Latin for goat horn) at the December solstice. In modern times the sun appears in the constellation Sagittarius during this time. The change is due to precession of the equinoxes. The word "tropic" itself comes from the Greek tropos, meaning turn, referring to the fact that the sun appears to "turn back" at the solstices.

The position of the Tropic of Capricorn is not fixed, but varies in a complex manner over time; see under circles of latitude for information.



[edit] Geography

Monument marking the Tropic of Capricorn just north of Antofagasta, Chile.
A sign marking the Tropic of Capricorn as it passes through Namibia.
Monument marking the Tropic of Capricorn just north of Alice Springs, Australia.
Roadway plaque marking the Tropic of Capricorn in the city of Santana do Parnaíba, Brazil.
Roadside monument marking Tropic of Capricorn in Rockhampton, Australia, 28th January 2005
Road sign marking Tropic of Capricorn in Western Australia, Australia, 26th August 2008

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the Tropic of Capricorn passes through:

Country, territory or sea Notes
Atlantic Ocean  
 South Africa  
 Mozambique Gaza
Indian Ocean Mozambique Channel
 Madagascar Toliara
Indian Ocean  
 Australia Western Australia
Northern Territory
Pacific Ocean Coral Sea, passing just south of Cato Reef in  Australia's Coral Sea Islands Territory
Pacific Ocean Passing just north of the Minerva Reefs ( Tonga), and just south of Tubuai ( French Polynesia)
 Chile Antofagasta
 Argentina Jujuy
 Paraguay Boquerón
Presidente Hayes
San Pedro
 Brazil Mato Grosso do Sul
São Paulo

With God On Our Side

Oh my name it is nothin'
My age it means less
The country I come from
Is called the Midwest
I's taught and brought up there
The laws to abide
And that land that I live in
Has God on its side.

Oh the history books tell it
They tell it so well
The cavalries charged
The Indians fell
The cavalries charged
The Indians died
Oh the country was young
With God on its side.

Oh the Spanish-American
War had its day
And the Civil War too
Was soon laid away
And the names of the heroes
I's made to memorize
With guns in their hands
And God on their side.

Oh the First World War, boys
It closed out its fate
The reason for fighting
I never got straight
But I learned to accept it
Accept it with pride
For you don't count the dead
When God's on your side.

When the Second World War
Came to an end
We forgave the Germans
And we were friends
Though they murdered six million
In the ovens they fried
The Germans now too
Have God on their side.

I've learned to hate Russians
All through my whole life
If another war starts
It's them we must fight
To hate them and fear them
To run and to hide
And accept it all bravely
With God on my side.

But now we got weapons
Of the chemical dust
If fire them we're forced to
Then fire them we must
One push of the button
And a shot the world wide
And you never ask questions
When God's on your side.

In a many dark hour
I've been thinkin' about this
That Jesus Christ
Was betrayed by a kiss
But I can't think for you
You'll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side.

So now as I'm leavin'
I'm weary as Hell
The confusion I'm feelin'
Ain't no tongue can tell
The words fill my head
And fall to the floor
If God's on our side
He'll stop the next war.

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