oystercatcher walking on the beach. The oystercatcher says, "Time ran out for him. Time runs out for us all. Time runs out for technological civilization. Time runs out for the USA. Time runs out for humankind. Woe upon all those who happen to live long enough to see what is coming. The future is upon us. It isn't pleasant and the troubles won't end. God isn't going to rescue humankind, either, nor will science provide the last second solution to humankind's problems which science fiction fantasizes about. It all ends and once it is gone it is gone forever."