Thursday, October 21, 2021

Ice Ages



Everyone should know the basic facts about our Earth’s Ice Ages. Rather than restate the facts, I offer the following basic History Channel quote with key passages my underlining:


An ice age is a period of colder global temperatures and recurring glacial expansion capable of lasting hundreds of millions of years. Thanks to the efforts of geologist Louis Agassiz and mathematician Milutin Milankovitch, scientists have determined that variations in the Earth’s orbit and shifting plate tectonics spur the waxing and waning of these periods. 

There have been at least five significant ice ages in Earth’s history, with approximately a dozen epochs of glacial expansion occurring in the past 1 million years. Humans developed significantly during the most recent glaciation period, emerging as the dominant land animal afterward as megafauna such as the wooly mammoth went extinct.

During an ice age, colder global temperatures lead to recurring glacial expansion across the Earth’s surface. Capable of lasting hundreds of millions of years, these periods are interspersed with regular warmer interglacial intervals in which at least one major ice sheet is present. Earth is currently in the midst of an ice age, as the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets remain intact despite moderate temperatures.

These global cooling periods begin when a drop in temperature prevents snow from fully melting in some areas. The bottom layer turns to ice, which becomes a glacier as the weight of accumulated snow causes it to slowly move forward. A cyclical pattern emerges in which the snow and ice traps the Earth’s moisture, fueling the growth of these ice sheets as the sea levels simultaneously drop.”


And, almost 3 years ago we heard AOC, with no sense of this history, offer this mindless muttering:



Only nine years left? I’m betting we have a few million more than that.


STAND UP FOR GLOBAL WARMING!


Modern Nursery Rhyme



Little Boy Blue got into porn.

The creep’s in the shadow, the frau’s shift unworn.

Where is that pony who comes after the creep?

He’s under the haystack fast asleep.



STAND UP FOR PONIES!


Today’s Poser



Why does it seem that so many Americans have lost their moral compass?  —  Fletcher


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Headlines

 


‘Bannon stands alone’: Chairman recommends holding Trump ally in contempt

UK doctors call for urgent return of Covid restrictions as experts monitor new variant

Psaki mocks Americans affected by supply chain disruptions

San Francisco closes In-N-Out after company defies vaccine mandate

United Kingdom wrestles with online anominity in wake of lawmaker’s killing

Panic ordering by retailers is making the supply chain crisis ‘even worse’

Southwest drops plans to put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave in December

Poll: Biden’s approval sinks to 37 percent

Supreme Court won’t block vaccine mandates for Maine health workers

First Bitcoin futures ETF rises more than 4% in trading debut on NYSE

Portland sets new homicide record after defunding police

China film about defeating America in Korean War tops global box office


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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Obvious Truth


                                         Wuhan-Fauci virus hot spots

During a pandemic, every third person is an epidemiologist … particularly since this science is so squishy. Sometimes I think these armatures make more sense than the pros.  — Fletcher


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Apt Analogy



Gain-of-function virus research is like playing Russian Roulette with five bullets chambered.


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Fractured Definition


Pique— how the numeric digits annoyingly line themselves up in the above image.



STAND UP FOR RATIOS!


Headlines

 


‘He lied’: Iraqis still blame Powell for role in Iraq war

Apple listened to its most loyal customers and fixed its laptop problems from the last five years

Catch and resettle: Biden admin secretly flies underage illegals into New York in the dead of night

Graham: ‘We’re losing’ a ‘nuclear arms race with China’

Covid anger drives recall election target 3 San Francisco school leaders

The UK has one of the highest Covid infection rates in the world right now: Here’s why

Media loses interest in Americans still left stranded in Afghanistan by Biden

Michigan Governor Whitmer vetoes two modest election reform bills

Czech president too ill to work, powers to be handed to prime minister

Carl Icahn says the market over the long run will certainly ‘hit the wall’ because of money printing

Christopher Steele stands by discredited dossier in first interview

Colin Powell dead at 84 from Covid-19 complications


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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Carnac


The Answer: Vermillion 


The Question: How many barrels of red ink would be required to publish the deficit created by Bernie Sanders’ human-infrastructure bill?



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Not a Surprise



CNBC has publish a list of the top ten retirement spots in the United States. Not surprisingly, eight of them are in Florida … see: CNBC article.


Actually, I am a bit disappointed that Tennessee and Texas locales have not been included.


STAND UP FOR FLORIDA!


Modern Nursery Rhyme


                                      The Bidens


Joe and Jill went up the hill

To fetch water in a spring stream.

Joe wandered away

To Jill’s real dismay.

She lured him back with ice cream.


STAND UP FOR CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHIP!


Obvious Truth


It seems clear that “scientists” understand the dynamics of pandemics about as well as they  know why our climate changes … and that is … not very well. But they do know enough and how to use fear to silence their opposition. They are quite like the priests who would throw virgins into volcanoes.


Afterward: Only, in Fauci’s case, we now know he was behind causing the volcano to erupt.


STAND UP FOR RIGHT REASON!


Interesting Factoid

 


Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket uses only hydrogen and oxygen as woke propellants … producing just water as a byproduct of propulsion. (However, I wonder if hydrocarbons are expended in producing these two gasses?) And is this system as efficient as Elon Musk’s SpaceX carbon-based propulsion? Compare the results.


STAND UP FOR THE SPACE RACE!


Headlines

 


Jon  Stewart wants more risks to the political system than Trump

Supply chain chaos is already hitting global growth. And it’s about to get worse

An increasingly desperate Biden turns to Obama

Buttigieg: Supply chain problems ‘will continue into next year’

Conservative wins Hungarian opposition race to face Oberan in 2022

Investors expect the Fed and European Central Bank will keep rates low for too long, survey says

U.S. officials stunned by China’s hypersonic missile test

Donald Trump mocks Biden corruption: ‘Hunter has inspired me to begin painting’

Fauci tamps down concern about Covid-19 booster review process

Defaults loom over more property developers as China reassures investors over Evergrande

Biden appears maskless at upscale D.C. restaurant, violating citywide mandate

Fauci goes full cult leader: People who don’t like me deny ‘reality’ …


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Monday, October 18, 2021

Proud to be Pathetic


Pete Buttigieg “brest-feeding” his adopted baby.


(Yes pilgrim, this is meant to be ridicule … I hope I didn’t undershoot. — Fletcher)


STAND UP FOR RIDICULE!


Swapping Conspiracy Cards


I’ll swap you one old Russiagate and two Jan 6ers for a Biden election-fraud rookie card.


STAND UP FOR CONSPIRACY CARDS!


Modern Nursery Rhyme


Ol’ Mother Derocher went to the grocer

To fetch her some food and some drink.

But when she got there

The shelves were all bare,

The supply chain had broken a link.


STABD UP FOR GROCERS!


Headlines

 


EU, U.S. try to lure Iran back to nuclear talks as hope fades

Apple is poised to finish transforming the MacBook lineup on Monday

Watchdog group files complaint alleging Psaki violated Hatch Act

Joe Biden uses law enforcement memorial to push gun control

Macron confirms ‘inexcusable’ 1961 massacre of Algerians in Paris

We can’t fight climate change without transforming agriculture

Texas passes bill requiring athletes to compete based on biological sex

Jussie Smollett forced to face trial in hate crime hoax after judge denies dismissal request

Poll: VA gov’s race dead heat between Glenn Youngkin and Terry  McCauliffe

Capitol police officer charge with obstructing Jan. 6 investigation

Inside TSMC, the Taiwanese chip making giant that’s building a new plant in Phoenix

Devin Nunes: Future of country hinges on Durham indictments


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Sunday, October 17, 2021

More on Gravity

 

                                Blue whale benefits from buoyancy


I have speculated in this blog that it is obvious from the size of the ancient land animals (dinosaurs) indicates that they could not walk the Earth today … most probably because gravity here is much stronger now than in our Earth’s relative infancy .. see: Gravity.


I also speculated that one reason why our gravity has strengthened over the millennia is because time is slowing down (see above reference for reason). Recently, I was reminded of a possible reason for this — Einstein’s postulate that time slows down as our speed increases … see: Physics at Berkeley . 


Now we do know that our universe is expanding after the Big Bang at an accelerating rate. If this is enough to slow down time enough to increase our gravity to cause huge land animals to be unsustainable? This calculation is currently beyond my patience… but it would be an intriguing exercise nevertheless. Maybe someday?



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Today’s Poser

 


Which is more delusional … that Biden operatives engaged in a massive collusion to steal the 2020 election … or that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 one?


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Supply-chain Problem?



Nope!


This is a total dependence on China manufacturing problem! And this is with the Trump-era tariffs still in place. If (when?) Biden’s puppet masters remove these tarrifs, we will have finally capitulated our spot as the number-one world economic power.


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


daily timewaster Pic

 


The International Space Station (quite impressive)



STAND UP FOR SPACE COOPERATION!


Headlines

 


British MP’s killing was terrorism, police say

FDA panel unanimously recommends J&J Covid booster shots to adults who already got the first shot

Biden admin to reinstate Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy after order by judge

Hunter Biden: China deal had ‘everything to do with my last name’

Nevada Senate hopeful Laxalt testifies at campaign finance trial

mRNA a game changer in the fight against Covid-19. Pfizer believes it was just the beginning

Psaki: High inflation is actually a good thing because it means people are buying stuff

Colin Kaepernick starts training at 5AM in pursuit of NFL comeback

Nicolas Cruz to plead guilty to Parkland school massacre

Scientists question FDA on ‘scant’ J&J booster data and speedy review

Sen. Manchin fires back at Sen. Sanders, says he won’t take orders from a Socialist

Biden: Justice Dept. should prosecute Trump allies ignoring subpoenas


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Saturday, October 16, 2021

In Case You Missed It



And why wouldn’t you … most of American media has avoided this story like the Wuhan-Fauci plague? Well pilgrim, it seems that Mark Zuckerberg emptied his Christmas Club account of $419 million in order to place his thumb on the 2020 presidential election scale. He did this by spreading most of this street money to Democrat districts in key swing states … which, to me, manufactured about 10 million fraudulent Biden votes that put him in the White House.


To see the details of this private-sector partisan intrusion into what is supposedly an exclusive governmental function, please read: NY Post story. This chicanery included designing and printing mail-in ballots, training of political operatives who would be checking these ballots, placing drop boxes around voting districts to accommodate ballot harvesting, funding legal challenges of existing voting laws and other yet to be discovered money-driven subterfuge. (That’s a whole bleep-load of cash!)


It is not a surprise to me that this money is the reason why a man who never got more than a few dozen people to his rallies, garnered a higher percentage of  the votes than every other Democrat president in history.


See also a revealing related story: Independent Journal Review.



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Today’s Poser



This morning CNN’s Smerconish asks: “Are you more worried about Trump stealing the 2024 election, or winning it outright?”


C’mon man! Might we be forced to relive Russiagate?



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Quotable Quote



Liberals were put off by Trump’s patriotism … just as conservatives are upset by Biden’s wokeness. Today’s politics therefore condenses itself into patriotism versus wokeness … and I have no problem choosing sides. — Fletcher



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Powerline Pic

 

                                 Abbey Road



STtAND UP FOR THE BEATLES!


reddit Pic



Midwest hemp farm … are we actually making that much rope?


STAND UP FOR MARY JANE!


Headlines

 


Queen Elizabeth slams ‘irritating’ world leaders who talk but don’t deliver on climate change

FDA panel unanimously recommends Moderna vaccine booster shots for at-risk adults

Loudoun Coverup: Virginia Dems voted to allow schools to refrain from reporting sexual battery in 2020

New ‘Covid origins investigation’ team includes CCP advisors

Buttigieg has been on paid leave since mid-August despite crisis

Appeals court keeps Texas abortion law in place

Second-largest U.S. mortgage lender ditches its plan to accept payments in Bitcoin

‘Sinking like the Titanic’ — Biden’s approval craters further to 36%

Trump: GOP will stay home unless 2020 fraud resolved

Biden will meet with Pope Francis on European trip

Former president Bill Clinton admitted to hospital with non-Covid related infection

Larry Summers: Woke Fed risks losing control of inflation


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Friday, October 15, 2021

Written Almost 22 Years Ago

Upon Reaching Sixty

As I am entering my sixty-first year I feel compelled to reflect on my past life and on what may be my dubious destiny. First, I am all too aware that, if I am very lucky ... given the suspicious quality of my genealogical soup, I should be thrilled to live to eighty. Thus, I am likely now three-quarters of the way through my life journey and, in the distance, I can discern that grimy station at the end of the tracks. Certainly these last twenty years are doubtful to be as rail-smooth and offer the same panoramas as my first three score. In fact, unlike the song’s “purple dust of twilight time,” my dotage will probably be awash with the choking soot of infirmity ... not a very happy thought. And when my train finally pulls into its death-depot, I likely will be fearfully frozen in my berth.

So, why the journey? How is it that I am on this pilgrimage to the worm farm? Can this all evolve from one balmy night in May, 1938 when my parents did the nasty to the strains of “Stardust” lilting out of their brown Philco radio? Does my Dad’s one wriggler and my Mom’s willing ovum beget “me?” Logically, I understand, but emotionally I am confounded. It’s akin to turning the Empire State Building upside down and balancing it on the very tip of its antenna. That one moment of conception is the pin-point fulcrum for my entire life: a massive number of happy ceremonies, bitter failures, transient joys, defining events, greasy hamburgers, loopy ideas, indulged senses, and bodily functions -- all crammed into my sixty trips around the sun. Did my Dad, now gone for almost fifty-five years, really comprehend what he was begetting that May evening? Most unlikely. Sinister Nature makes our procreation so euphoric that we aren’t tempted with consequential thoughts.

And so I was born ... into a planet reluctantly entering the Second World War. The ovens at Treblinka had yet to be built. Jet planes were only a distant, discounted idea. The first computer, Eniac, was still a maze of radio tubes and wires. And our leader in the White House was quietly hardening his arteries with the contents of his theatrical cigarette holder. The town into which I set my tiny ink-stained foot was Greensburg, Pennsylvania; a grimy mill town thirty miles east of Pittsburgh. Greensburg was built, like Rome, on seven rather steep hills. It straddled Route 30, the old Lincoln Highway ... well before the age of truck routes around towns (such “civic planning” destined to drain these towns of their life force.) Our white clapboard house was owned by my mother’s father. It was a modest home, by today’s standards, set high on the eastern hill which cast its morning shadow on the high-school football stadium and a triple set of feeder rails connected to the main line of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The mainline itself framed the town’s northern bluff which, in turn, created the valley through which the Lincoln Highway promenaded.

My bedroom window overlooked this valley and often at night, particularly after my father had closed his eyes forever, I would sit on the edge of my bed watching the trains tightrope their way across the horizon. The wail of their steam whistles drew me to reveries of getting older and traveling to strange new places. Now, I am much older and have traveled to many strange new places. And, unfortunately, trains no longer belch coal smoke and lure dreamers with their mournful trills. It’s as though, as a young boy, I was suddenly able fly across that valley and board that train to my future. And now, having traveled well along to my destination, I yearn to be back in my old bedroom, sitting on my chenille bedspread, staring across the valley at that moving line of lights.

© Copyright, George W. Potts


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Climate Change

 


We are living on an oasis planet in the midst of a space desert … an oasis whose feedback mechanisms have supported life here for hundreds of million years. These dozens, possibly even hundreds of poorly-understood feedback mechanisms are what are affecting our global “climate.” Why are they poorly understood you ask? Because, dear reader, none of their “scientific” predictions have come close to coming true.


To allow, nay encourage a brain-addled teenager to dictate our environmental and economic future is worse than brain-addled, it’s suicidal.


Afterward: There are obviously many others who are brain-befuddled over this topic … AOC, Al Gore and Whispering Joe … among too many others … even Queen Elizabeth for heaven’s sake.



STAND UP FOR REAL SCIENCE!


Modern Nursery Rhyme


Little Miss Muffet

Sat on a tuffett

Eating her gluten-free whey

Along came a perv

With lust-driven nerve

And frightened Miss Muffet away.


STAND UP FOR TUFFETS!


Headlines

Tim Scott rakes in $8.3 million for re-election, possible 2024 bid

Foreclosures are surging as Covid mortgage bailouts expire, but they’re still at low levels

Leaked Border Patrol  docs expose mass release of illegals into U.S. by Biden admin

Two America’s: Poll shows 44% of voters support FBI targeting anti-CRT parents

Several killed in Norway bow and arrow attack

Crypto could cause 2008-level meltdown, Bank of England official warns

House Judiciary Committee Republicans demand AG Garland explain FBI memo cracking down on parents

Kamala Harris laments America’s ‘shameful past’

Biden asks food makers to crack down on salt

President Putin on Taiwan: ‘China doesn’t need to use force’

Nearly half of new Taliban government leadership are designated terrorists

Joe Biden blames private companies for port delays


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