October 4th, 2018

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Facebook: Miracle of The Devil


Note: Mainly good, although Alex Jones is once again misrepresented re: Sandy Hook, based on "his victims" assertions.

I will be posting more about Facebook and the whole Big Tech assault. Have been thwarted from doing this and more by problems w/ computer and health, as usual. Once again, I have purged my computer in order to start fresh. Yay. Fresh air.

PS - I am spending more available time on cleaning around here, which is major. Not only in prep for LL, but because, somehow, I feel I have got to get out of this town - and state - so I am trying to organise for eventually moving as well. In a half an hour, I am going to walk to try out a downtown laundromat which I have never used before. Tomorrow I am doing the rounds of stores - much walking - to be followed by illness of course. I am so fed up w/ bus company, I am trying to do more walking, use cabs, and maybe get my bike tires fixed - and who knows maybe a car.

Presently, I am boiling relish I made in the past, to ward off any germs. I can smell it now. It is a mix of two batches. Turkey dogs tonight.
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Why Fake Meat and Eliminating Livestock Are Really Bad Ideas


Note: I haven't read this yet, but I believe there is/are legit non-mega-corporate fake-meat companies in California, who are (also?) growing meat w/o farm animals. Issues to be discussed later...
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Unearthly Update!

Observations challenge cosmological theories
Since the big bang, fewer galaxy clusters have formed over time than was actually expected. Physicists from the have now confirmed this phenomenon. For the next years the researchers will analyze their data in even greater detail. This will put them in a position to confirm whether the theories considered valid today need to be reworked.

Newly detected microquasar gamma-rays 'call for new ideas'
The first-ever detection of highly energetic radiation from a microquasar has astrophysicists scrambling for new theories to explain the extreme particle acceleration. A microquasar is a black hole that gobbles up debris from a nearby companion star and blasts out powerful jets of material.

There Is a Rogue Group of Stars Behaving Very Suspiciously in the Milky Way's Disk
According to the researchers, one possible explanation is that a smaller, satellite galaxy swooped past the Milky Way sometime during that period, and the visitor's considerable gravity accidentally tugged the affected stars out of step. [Stunning Photos of Our Milky Way Galaxy]

Cassini's Death Dive into Saturn Reveals Weird Ring 'Rain' & Other Surprises
To Earthling eyes, the gap between Saturn and its rings looks calm, but scientists destroy that illusion in new research, laying out a set of unexpectedly complicated phenomena dancing through that emptiness.

Unknown Beams Detected Shooting Up from Depths of Antarctica’s South Pole –“May Shatter the Standard Model of Physics”
Since March 2016, researchers have been puzzling over two events in Antarctica where cosmic rays did burst out from the Earth, and were detected by NASA’s Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA)—a balloon-borne antenna hovering over the southern continent, leading physicists to proposed several theories for these “upward going” cosmic rays, from sterile neutrinos (neutrinos that rarely ever bang into matter) to “atypical dark matter distributions inside the Earth.”

New Dwarf Planet Found in the Outskirts of the Solar System, Giving Astronomers More Ammunition to Search for Evidence of Planet 9
Astronomers have found a new dwarf planet way out beyond Pluto that never gets closer than 65 AUs to the Sun. It’s nicknamed “The Goblin” which is much more interesting than its science name, 2015 TG387. The Goblin’s orbit is consistent with the much-talked-about but yet-to-be-proven Planet 9.

Unusual Infrared Light from Spinning Neutron Star —  “Never Before Seen” Features?
“This particular neutron star belongs to a group of seven nearby X-ray pulsars nicknamed ‘the Magnificent Seven’ that are hotter than they ought to be considering their ages and available energy reservoir provided by the loss of rotation energy.”

03-30-2017 – Repeating Fast Radio Bursts 2.5 Billion Light-Years from Earth — Alien Intelligence?
01-05-2017 – “Fast Radio Bursts” of Intense Radiation from Galaxy Far, Far Away
06-26-2015 – Artificial Intelligence, Androids and Robots: Do They Threaten Human Civilization?
07-26-2013 – Unidentified Cosmic Radio Bursts Baffle Astronomers
02-26-2012 – Part 10:  U. S. Government Knowledge of “Interplanetary” Craft, 1942 – 2011
04-29-2011 – Cosmic Explosion So Strange Scientists Say It’s “Unprecedented”
04-30-2010 – M82 Galaxy’s Mysterious Radio Waves
03-07-2010 – Why Are We in A Matter Universe and Not Anti-Matter?
01-14-2010 – Death Stars:  Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts
09-09-2008 – Updated Part 1: Getting Close to the “Big Bang” Inside Large Hadron Collider?
01-16-2008 – Mystery Radio Burst from Outer Space

Update On Sunspot Solar Observatory — Silent FBI, Odd Child Porn Charges and Angry Sheriff.
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CAPE TOWN: An Omen of How Climate Will Affect Politics.

How Will Climate Affect Politics?
Climate change is going to revolutionize politics in cities across the world.

The popular use of the phrase “Day Zero” likely began in early 2017, when it became clear that the worst drought in the region’s recorded history wasn’t going anywhere soon. In May, premier of the Western Cape and former Cape Town mayor Helen Zille declared the province, in which Cape Town is located, a disaster area, speeding up the implementation of the province’s “Avoiding Day Zero” plan. Local dam levels around that time dipped to one-fifth of their total capacity. Heading into summer, the situation became more dire and the political messaging grew more urgent. “If consumption is not reduced to the required levels of 500 million liters of collective use per day, we are looking at about March 2018 when supply of municipal water would not be available,” Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille told her constituents in October....

as Armitage told me, the water-saving strategies and social-engineering plans embraced by local politicians didn’t make many friends on the ground in the city. Almost immediately after city leaders announced the first Day Zero predictions, they came under heavy scrutiny from citizens and activists, especially among Cape Town’s communities of color. Many in labor, socialist, and leftist organizations in the region didn’t believe Day Zero was even a thing. Elements from those organizations created the Cape Town Water Crisis Coalition, which protested Day Zero as propaganda designed both to cover up faulty city water management and to deny expanded access to low-income communities.

“The purpose of all this (mis)information is clear: shifting blame from government,” reads an op-ed posted to the Water Crisis Coalition website shortly after the 50-liter household limit was passed by the local government. The Coalition asserted that “in fact, all tiers of Government is complicit through lack of foresight and mismanagement of our water resources.” Through a series of intense protests and heated confrontations with officials in the summer, members of the group stressed that a mobilization of citizens on the order of the old anti-apartheid movement would be required to create the political change necessary to secure the water future of the Western Cape and South Africa. A common refrain in their rallies, marches, and street arguments with Democratic Alliance politicians, the Coalition’s slogan is “water for all or the city must fall.”

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Don't shoot, I'm disabled

Don't shoot, I'm disabled
Figures suggest a large proportion of those who die during interactions with US police officers have a disability. Why?

Stephen Hawking's 1st Wife Blasts Biopic 'The Theory of Everything'
Jane Hawking says the film got a lot of things wrong about her life with the renowned physicist.

Physicist Who Coined 'God Particle' Dies. And a Great Voice for Science Is Stilled.
It is a sad "day" in science. Dr. Leon Lederman has passed away at the age of 96.

Einstein's Religion-Bashing 'God Letter' Expected to Sell for $1.5 Million at Christie's
Einstein's famous letter about God is set to go up for auction.

What if God was one of us?

Girl, 8, pulls a 1,500-year-old sword from a lake in Sweden