“When you get a new number old people's associates still call their old number.
Just a wrong number might have you on the watch list with no recourse. With the watch list getting into the hundred of thousands where are those names coming from? Yes, when they treat you like a terrorist at the airport is it because you are on the list?”
don on Nov 23, 2013 at 10:42:16
“Frank, you're the only respondent that made a valid point. The terrorist watch list and the no fly list do seem like witch hunts, and since they are cloaked in secrecy, it is possible that the gathered phone logs are a tool in their processing. But, that tool can exonerate those that are unjustly included, undoing the harm that occurred. It would be interesting if the ACLU responds to the question with a similar approach. Fanned. ”
“Is anyone ready for a constitutional amendment to terminate the Congress and call new elections when no budget is passed?”
Joe Schmo Rocks on Oct 13, 2013 at 12:01:06
“I know we are ready to clean out the White House for a real leader to take over.”
jedierick on Oct 13, 2013 at 11:49:26
“Unfortunately, you cannot narrow it down to just Congress. If you use the 14th, the president would be subject to the same process. Then you have court battles and by the time it is done, we are past election time anyway.”
Ken Maunder on Oct 13, 2013 at 11:40:38
“I don't think we need a amendment for that, The President and Congress are bound by the fourteenth amendment, if Congress refuses to do their job, that creates a Constitutional crisis. He would need to immediately replace them and hold new elections. But I do think we need an amendment to make borrowing for the debt ceiling an automatic function of govt. We need to remove the "nuclear option" from all parties.”
When the sun's field is south as it is now the EMP from solar activity just gets into our environment more easily.
The time to panic is when/if the lights go out.
No stupid replies needed.”
“I do not plan to; I am retired too. My first two statements about the models are decades old and lost in the babble of the early internet. Several years ago I respectfully encouraged Dr. H. to continue because more work was needed. That still seems to be the case if this news report is correct.”
“1. Logically there is no singularity. When there is a singularity that means that there is something wrong with the model, or it is being used beyond where it is valid.
2. The logic that the Universe could not have bounced is weak. It was stated that in the 1980s, Hawking and physicist Roger Penrose proved the universe could not “bounce” if it had contracted, as had been theorized. If they really proved that, then they also proved that there could not have been a big bang. It would have stalled out like the Supernova models of that date. What was proved was only that the model then was over simplified.
3. The logic that there was noting before the big bang (because time has stopped as in a black hole) so there can not be a God is very weak. To paraphrase a comment elsewhere, if there is noting before the singularity then there was also nothing before the Milky Way black hole formed.
4. The recently observed black hole spin tells us that what is there is not infinitesimally small, and thus may have expanded into some of the other dimensions.
5. If there also is another time dimension, say the 12th. This may explain what only appears to be a singularity. http://library.thinkquest.org/27930/time.htm
“The dual-time theory clears up the singularity of the Big Bang by restating it in higher dimensions, now of time instead of space.”
2 Peter 3:8 (NIV)”
Lucy0808 on Apr 22, 2013 at 09:47:28
“There was no time before the Big Bang.”
bbriani3842 on Apr 21, 2013 at 14:32:18
“When do you plan to publish the results of your studies in a peer-reviewed journal?”
“Quote: He noted that in the 1980s, he and physicist Roger Penrose proved the universe could not “bounce” when it contracted, as had been theorized. -Unquote
If they really proved that, then they also proved that there could not have been a big bang, because it would have stalled out like the Supernova theories of that time frame did.
I suspect that they are in error because the singularity in their theory proves their theory is over simplified, incomplete and incorrect.”
“When there is a singularity that is a symptom that there is something wrong with the theory. It is over simplification in the theory as I told him more than twenty years ago on the astro news list. Only now with the extra M theory dimensions and quantum gravity are some starting to realize that what was there cannot have been a singularity.”
“While I support both projects, I will not go unless they solve the lack of gravity problem or the people will be disabled when they get wherever. As the graphics show I would suggest an inflatable that looks more like a bike tire that can be spun to produce artificial gravity.
After 55 years of spaceflight (and stuffy noses) we should be able to make counter rotating station modules that rotate without causing unacceptable vibrations and leaks. Further suggest the access be by passage when they are stopped so there would not have to be a rotating pressurized passage joint.”
DXM on Apr 17, 2013 at 17:37:48
“Spinning the pictured spacecraft wouldn't be a practical means of solving the artificial gravity problem. Assuming that the inflatable module is ~8 meters across, it would have to spin about its long axis at ~10 rpm to generate even a lunar-level of gravity on the module's outer hull. All you will end up with is a ship full of dizzy, motion sick astronauts. The radius of the module would have to be MUCH larger and the rate of rotation MUCH slower to be practical from the point of view of the astronaut's comfort”
“Why did NASA say to pray?
Because as I told my co-worker Tagliaferri when I reviewed his article, Detection of Meteoroid Impacts by Optical sensors in Earth Orbit, E. Tagliaferri et al. 1994: These are more frequent than predicted because of under reporting by the satellite operators. If this one had come down over N. Korea what would have happened?”
“We(the US) and everyone will suffer when the total output exceeds the Earth's ability to clean up.
I think that level has now been reached. My solar photo v. system has been producing less power this year than expected due to regional haze. I cannot prove it, but I think some of the haze is coming from China and Mexico in addition to the US. Here it has started to look like southern Calif. In Colorado this year most days one cannot see the mountains clearly. If Slash and Burn Ag and Big Coal were a responsible, good neighbor there would not be a problem.”
“Call the police on them. If you have a cell phone with a camera, take a picture of their vehicle as they leave. There is a lot of this going on. The say they are Comcast or ADT because they see the box or sign. They are not. They are up to something.
They ask if I am the previous owner, by name. If they were really who they said they were they would have had the correct name. With the make my day they do not come to the door in my state just in the yard.”
bigbluemich17 on Oct 11, 2012 at 16:23:52
“Get the shot gun out, and show them the barrel close up in their face.”
Sep 24, 2012 at 10:55:07
“There is a lot more exploring that needs to be done. We need to find a place with water ice near a Sun facing rock shelf that can be undercut to build shelter. Now we have demonstrated the capability to send large long lasting robots that could build places for construction rovers with people to park. Such a place could be built into a self supporting outpost as has been done in the past. Money for this would be spent on Earth where something worthwhile to do is needed...”
“If you look at the history of Tesla he developed such a capability before he died, but was unable to control it enough to hit a target. A weapon you have to get the target to fly over to use is almost useless. You could only shoot down tourists as they fly over a closed restricted airspace. Rather dangerous thing to do if the tourist is armed and advanced. If one has a secret weapon and uses it, it is no longer secret; only logic...”
“I was limited by message length above. With your warning I will not go further other than noting the timeless view that they did not understood in John 8 could relate to other passages. No celebrities or new religion wanted...”