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Sunday, June 25, 2017

A Solar Wall On Our Southern Border

In answer to President Trump's call for innovative suggests for constructing the wall along our southern border comes the proposition that the wall be made as a solar power collector.

Ingeniously novel. It would pay for itself, in time. It would provide a physical declination of where our land ends, and where Mexico's land ends. If done well if would create an actual barrier to transit from each nation to the other. And, in barring transit it would help us develop the ability to control who enters our country.

Ingenious too in that it is a device, solar panels, which plays into the environmental ambitions of that new religious movement afoot. in fact, could we not then expect the enviro whackos to form a militia dedicated to preventing the border crossing populace from destroying the wall in their effort to break into our land? Given the violent nature so recently confirmed as within the leftists modus operandi, an outgrowth of the violent sixties radicals, could we not expect that they would guard well against damage to altar of a solar wall? Or, would they simply smash the wall in protest for not getting an award for their non-involvement in making progress?

A solar wall. The idea is out there. So, someday it will happen. Progress.

I mentioned the idea over breakfast, and suggested we employ all those illegal immigrants come to this country to do the work Americans won't do. Work American's won't do, like building a wall. A friend agreed but insists we let them build the wall we won't build on their side of the border.

The Mental Illness Epidemic Why Are The Yound So Sick

Either a parody, or an explanation; depending on how well your own mentality functions.

Depp apologizes, or, Apology, the new redo

Mr. Depp made his assassination remarks while out of the country.

I suggest this warrants his being placed on the watch list, though I am sure in today's bureaucratic bowl of legal spaghetti there is a technical term for the list I am invoking for which I am using an incorrect term, oh boo hoo follow the gist not your pettyness.

He should be deemed a possible threat to our nation, and his re-entry should not be permitted until, and unless, it can be determined that he no longer, or does not, actually pose a threat. He should remain in that state of bureaucratic limbo until his case can be judged, and his case should go to the back of the line, tackled only when all prior cases are resolved. His celebrity must not permit him any special or accelerated treatment.

 (Yes, pettyness  was not an accepted word prior to my using it, and, yes your pettyness does have the effect of making reason a difficult expression. You win that one, and we all lose just as you intended.)

Non-verbal protest, still just spreading the same product

Michael Walsh • June 23@3:01 PM On Michael Brown Civil Verdict

Someone please explain to me what was "wrongful" about the death of Michael Brown:
The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents, the city attorney said Friday. Attorney Apollo Carey disclosed the amount in an email in response to an open records request. The settlement of the federal lawsuit was announced Tuesday, but financial details were not initially released.
Carey declined further comment on the settlement. A phone message seeking comment from the attorney for the family, Anthony Gray, was not immediately returned. Brown, 18, was black and unarmed when he was fatally shot by white officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, 2014. Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing, but the shooting led to months of protests in the St. Louis suburb.
So, firstly, we assume that Mr. Walsh's question is rhetorical. We come to that conclusion because the answer, they got paid to not cause more trouble, is obvious.This wasn't just compensation intended to rectify a bad deed, it was a bribe intended to keep the wolves at bay. If the world worked justly, then every possession, every penny, everything of value owned by Michael Brown would be given over to his victims, not the other way around, The shopkeeper, the policeman, the City and its population, for that matter the nation and its common health suffered at the hands of the deceased Michael Brown. And, at the hands of the hustlers who used this event to foment discord and division. Now, the hustlers get paid off, and the good people in this story remain at risk.

Monday, December 28, 2015

The Bigger Picture, Where Our Attention Should Be

A Guardian story about scientists prediction that they will soon be able to create matter from light spurred me to revisit a theme. Why is it, especially in this age of discovery and scientific developments, why do we still see so much focus on mundane arguments and unsolvable conflicts?

Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.
The theory underpinning the idea was first described 80 years ago by two physicists who later worked on the first atomic bomb. At the time they considered the conversion of light into matter impossible in a laboratory.
But in a report published on Sunday, physicists at Imperial College London claim to have cracked the problem using high-powered lasers and other equipment now available to scientists.
"We have shown in principle how you can make matter from light," said Steven Rose at Imperial. "If you do this experiment, you will be taking light and turning it into matter."

E=MC². So many implications in that equation, and the only one the vast majority of people consider is whether we should have the bomb; and even that is less discussed these days than it was in my youth.

 Knowing, even the concept is not well known by the majority of the population, or often researched. Even the urge to know is not followed as well and as frequently as our times allow. We are more likely to act like idiots than we are to contemplate and understand. And patience be damned, right.

Sure, if Heisenberg had it right there is no satisfaction in seeking to know, (he never said that, but I can imagine today's thoughtless hoards employing such an excuse), still we have reached a level of progress that makes the old understandings passe:

Quantum mechanics is generally regarded as the physical theory that is our best candidate for a fundamental and universal description of the physical world. The conceptual framework employed by this theory differs drastically from that of classical physics. Indeed, the transition from classical to quantum physics marks a genuine revolution in our understanding of the physical world.
One striking aspect of the difference between classical and quantum physics is that whereas classical mechanics presupposes that exact simultaneous values can be assigned to all physical quantities, quantum mechanics denies this possibility, the prime example being the position and momentum of a particle. According to quantum mechanics, the more precisely the position (momentum) of a particle is given, the less precisely can one say what its momentum (position) is. This is (a simplistic and preliminary formulation of) the quantum mechanical uncertainty principle for position and momentum. The uncertainty principle played an important role in many discussions on the philosophical implications of quantum mechanics, in particular in discussions on the consistency of the so-called Copenhagen interpretation, the interpretation endorsed by the founding fathers Heisenberg and Bohr.
This should not suggest that the uncertainty principle is the only aspect of the conceptual difference between classical and quantum physics: the implications of quantum mechanics for notions as (non)-locality, entanglement and identity play no less havoc with classical intuitions.
But, never mind expanding your minds when the time for consumer goods on sale rolls around.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Smart TV Is Not Having Any Effect

I finally broke down and bought a flat screen, even a "Smart" television, and spent the last two days asking acquaintances if they see any difference in me, so far there seems to be no increase in my smarts.

Sure, you are gagging on the crudeness of that joke now, but just wait, soon a prominent stand up comedian will be using that gag to great acclaim; and I will receive no credit.