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Monday, July 22. 2019
Monday morning links
The Attack On Orleans: When World War I Hit Cape Cod
Report: Facebook classified biology as hate speech because Zuckerberg is transitioning
How The Left Turned Words Into “Violence” And Violence Into “Justice”
'Noose' Which Sent UMich Dean On Racism Tirade Turns Out To Be Fishing Knot Practice
If You Want to Know Why Senator Romney Isn't President...
VDH: The Left Is Shrieking That America Was Always Hopelessly Flawed So They Can Remake It
America’s Nationalist Awakening
ADL Chief Attacks President Trump... Again
If Trump Isn’t This Clever, Then He’s The Luckiest President In History
Newt Gingrich: Trump vs. Omar, AOC and more – Why 2020 will be all about patriotism vs. racism
Kotkin: The Tech Oligarchs Are Going to Destroy Democracy — Unless We Stop Them
Nothing new about calling Repubs evil
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I don't know what it means, but I find it curious that the trash-talking between Trump and the four women-of-color has everybody screaming "racism" and I don't hear anybody screaming "sexism". If I had to guess, I'd guess the Left saw Obama get elected by pre-emptively calling any criticism of him racist and Hillary fail to get elected despite pre-emptively calling any criticism of her sexist and haven't figured out that "racist" has lost its cutting edge due to overuse. "Nazi" and "fascist" and "white supremacist" can't be far behind in the blunted sword department.
If words are violence and violence is justice, then words are justice and we're back to having free speech. Yay.
Very good read about the submarine attack off the coast of Massachusetts. Stories like that are why I almost exclusively read nothing but history. I love the ten year old boy waving the American flag in defiance! We need more like him in this modern day age of politically correct fascism. The pilot of the Navy plane must have been mad as a hornet, landing a perfect shot and the stupid bomb not detonating. Reminds me of the US submarine force in WW II, and the many issues with torpedos.
Skunk Works’ Exotic Fusion Reactor Program Moves Forward With Larger, More Powerful Design
The T5's main job will be to further test whether Skunk Work's basic reactor design can handle the heat and pressure from the highly energized plasma inside, which is central to how the system works. In a nuclear fusion reaction, a gaseous fuel gets heated up to a point where the pressure is so intense that its very atomic structure gets disrupted and certain particles fuse together into a heavier nucleus. This process also involves the release of a massive amount of energy, which, in principle, could be used to run a traditional thermal power generator.https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/29074/skunk-works-exotic-fusion-reactor-program-moves-forward-with-larger-more-powerful-design
The CFR program is built around new patented reactor design, that uses superconducting coils to more effectively generate a magnetic field to contain the heat and pressure of the reaction. Lockheed Martin's hope is that this will overcome challenges that have relegated nuclear fusion power generation to the realm of experimentation since the first concepts emerged in the 1920s.
. . . Containing the reaction, remains the biggest hurdle. Nuclear fusion creates temperatures of hundreds of millions of degrees Fahrenheit, which, in turn, also generate extremely high pressures inside the reactor vessel.
. . . Unfortunately, despite the progress that Skunk Works has made, many questions remain about whether its new reactor concept will be able to succeed whether other designs have failed. Lockheed Martin has initially suggested it might have a viable prototype ready this year or the next.
Watch what is happening in Hong Kong. The communist are fighting back. They use masked men dressed alike so they don't beat up each other and they beat the unarmed protestors and the police are no where in sight. They are China's Brown shirts. Relate that with Antifa. Masked men and women dressed alike so they beat each other up and they beat the unarmed protestors and the police are no where in sight. They are the Democrat's Brown shirts.
What is the commonality? Communism.
"Then He’s the Luckiest President in History" Don't forget millions of Christians are praying for a president who will stop this deluge of hate and persecution aimed at the church. G-D will avenge his children who cry out to Him.
If you haven't noticed, they are being set up to have to explain why "send her back" is racist but "Jews out of Palestine" is not.
re Kotkin: The Tech Oligarchs Are Going to Destroy Democracy — Unless We Stop Them
It's an interesting read. I believe he makes a lot of valid points.
However, the writer never entertains the idea that technological change could bring these oligarchs down as quickly as they arose. Perhaps he doesn't feel there is time to wait for such an outcome?
He wants to bring in the heavy hand of government to solve the problem, but that may be no more than a sorcerer's apprentice fix.
Bill Nye the Science Fraud faked his CO2 experiment. And his marriage.
If Trump Isn’t This Clever, Then He’s The Luckiest President In History: Embrace the power of AND!
We used to summer down by Dartmouth Mass and as a wee tyke I remember the ruckus when a German torpedo from WWII was found in the muck by the old stone causeway in Padanarum. It caused quite a stir. As a kid I was always awestruck by the big stonework radio dish at Colonel Green's mansion (Hetty Green's son) and the leftover cast concrete sub-spotting towers in Dartmouth. The war was not a distant thing in the minds of the coastal dwellers. Of course in the early 60's it wasn't too far gone in time either.
So, I'm watching the bachelorette. Not because I want to watch it but because my wife watches it. They are busily tearing apart Luke. The audience seems enthralled. I'm thinking; don't they understand this is an actor and he is their to troll the people too stupid to realize it? He did all the bad things that the female viewers wanted to see so they could be offended. I feel like I'm watching TV wrestling and the entire audience doesn't know it is fake.
I don't get the show, either bachelor or bachelorette. Perhaps you have to be a millennial to accept the premise. 20 men chase her on TV for 12 weeks and she has sex with half a dozen or so and the "lucky" guy Then gets her. How lucky is he!!! Seriously, is this "love" or what???