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Monday, October 11. 2021
A key part of the Big Bang remains troublingly elusive. Physicists still don't understand what happened in the instant after the Big Bang.
14-Year-Old Girl Becomes Youngest to Sail 1,600 Miles Around Britain
Drax’s renewable energy plant is UK’s biggest CO2 emitter, analysis claims
Havana Syndrome Hysteria and the Great Wild Goose Chase. Classified documents reveal skepticism of foreign actors & bolster the role of psychogenic illness
Armed French Police Drag A British Man Off A Train Because He “Had The Wrong Kind Of Mask On”
When Fourth-Graders Can’t Read: One Phoenix School Has a New Way to Fight Pandemic Learning Loss, Students return to school two grade levels behind; adding literacy lessons to PE
De Blasio’s final ‘gift’ to New York City is ruining its schools: Goodwin
Biden Criminalizes CRT Dissent. The administration has mobilized the FBI against parents who oppose critical race theory.
BRANDON—THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING: “Let’s go Brandon”
THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS ARE EVIL
US AC-130 Gunship Receives Laser Cannon
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"AC-130 Gunship Receives Laser Cannon"
That has got to be the feel-good headline of the day!
The Chinese Communists Are Evil.
Coal fired plants in China, using Uyghurs as slave labor, to produce the worlds supply of solar panels. The irony. Sad. Terrible. It goes hand in hand with French police dragging the man off the train for wearing the wrong type of mask.
Western progressives (liberals/democrats) have never had bad things to say about communism. The soviets killed millions in their gulags, not a peep from the western left. Heck, they would go out of their way to defend or diminish reports of abuses by communists. They have always defended totalitarians. If the abuses of communism were taught in schools the way they teach about Hitler, we wouldn't be in the mess we are in right now.
THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS ARE EVIL: Does anyone doubt that? Other than the Democrats...
Group hysteria appearing in over educated progressive liberals with no marketable skills other than an ability to manipulate words.
What is interesting about the Havanna Syndrome story is that a likely candidate isn't even mentioned. Given the ingredients of a diplomatic mission in a hostile country with close historical Soviet ties, the historical symbioses between the intelligence services and diplomacy, it's surprising that it is not even mentioned that the whole episode could be a psychological operation, psy-ops, designed to gain strategic dominance by sowing uncertainty and confusion. It certainly looks like they've achieved the desired effect, either way.
A couple of interesting essays at Gates of Vienna blog on China.
Our Chinese woes get Ever Grander
Why is China so Dangerous?
Our tax dollars at work.
Son of former Afghan defense minister buys $20 million Beverly Hills mansion, media reveals
It seems the afghan politicians are doing as well financially as the Clinton/Obama/Pelosi/Biden gang....and in less time. Rough competition out there in grifters world.
A guy tried to help people declutter their Facebook accounts ... so Facebook nuked his account and threatened to sue him
re: Big Bang - matter came from no where for no reason and then exploded - but follow the science...
Re: Physicists still don't understand what happened in the instant after the Big Bang.
After the Big Bang! What about before the Big Bang?
There is no "before the big bang". God created the universe ex nihilo...all space, matter, energy and time. At that instant the universe was perfect (entropy=0). Time was the seed of destruction that God planted that guarantees an end to His creation. Time will then cease to exist.
I'm with you about God creating the universe but somehow I don't think some will consider asserting that to be "following the science."
Secondarily, my point was that I find it a little strange that physicists say they are interested in what happened just after the Big Bang but don't appear to be interested in what I consider a WHOLE lot more interesting - what happened before it. I guess it's "solve" the easy problems first and I guess the harder problem for them would require admitting the existence of God.
As someone else pointed out regarding the headline "A key part of the Big Bang remains troublingly elusive", I'm still sleeping well at night. I'm not a bit troubled by this news and see no reason why I should be.
Last Six Months for Antarctica Coldest on Record
I was just running an errand, listening to NPR reporting on the Southwest Airlines flight cancellation debacle. They reported something like 2,000 flights cancelled. They had a 'lady on the tarmac' interview - she's 'missing the wedding'. They reported on the limited delays from air traffic control issues, but that those 'were mostly over on Friday'.
Nowhere did they mention the pilot's union or the current tension between Southwest and the union, which has been steadily escalating, or the union's injunction filed last week against management's vaccination mandate. Nowhere did they mention that Jacksonville's ATC crews are believed to have walked off under a similar protest. Vaccination mandates were not mentioned at all.
In other words, they reported all of the incidental facts without even addressing the main one: Why were the flights cancelled, [i]really[/i[?
NPR has truly earned its PRAVDA credentials and strives daily to preserve its PRAVDA accreditation.
No attacks on the Vaxx will be allowed...anywhere that the news media or admin. state control.
Of course Southwest's corporate office is in Dallas, so....it would appear that Gov. Abbott has given them a way to circumnavigate the pressure being put on them by the Biden administration.
As is American Airline's corporate office, as well. They have announced a vaccine mandate as well......
Funny - none of the other airlines experienced those "weather problems."
That UK power plant isn't being run by HUGO Drax, is it?
Drax the Destroyer, perhaps?
Nothing goes over his head. Even CO2.
De Blasio's gift to NYC schools...equity at any cost. Mediocrity is the most fair solution.
A key part of the Big Bang remains troublingly elusive.
Been that way for years now.
THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS ARE EVIL
Been that way for years now.