FORUM: Off-Topic Discussion Thread (Non-Nuclear Issues) — New as of January 2017

Published: January 2nd, 2016 at 1:10 am ET


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47,963 comments to FORUM: Off-Topic Discussion Thread (Non-Nuclear Issues) — New as of January 2017

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    Oh hey, CS. Apparently some guys "confirmed" the (a)ether. Pity the also got it wrong.

    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

      First, you need to look at geometry. Then, you take a look at voronoi diagrams, then you look at gaussians. Not that I would know anything about any of that.

  • From the above post it is quite understandable why I don't see any of the posters I used too about a year ago and before that even…some die-hards here trying to get info out and have decent conversations but this post above has done run me off…I hate drunks, was raised by a drunk, IMHO there is no excuse for drunks, they should be banished from the planet…but…I'll leave here instead…Fuck-off Farth…Taffycat out

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    Since I'm in kind of a hateful mood.

    Australia and New Zealand, you must remind yourself, are mostly "fancy" "socialist" (some might even say incredibly racist, mention some genocides, imperialism, I dunno) societies, so there may be a tendency to not report.

    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

      "Australia and New Zealand, you must remind yourself, are mostly "fancy" "socialist" (some might even say incredibly racist, mention some genocides, imperialism, I dunno) societies, so there may be a tendency to not report."

      With this, I mean, consider some american and us support or ignorance of someone like Jimmy Savile, Epstein, Weinstein, etc.

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    Get your backups ready motherfuckers (not that it'll help).

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    Well that fucking sucks, I was lying outside on the grass, having a little nap. Then one of those killer african honey bees stung me on the cheek as I woke up. Let's see if I die of anaphylactic shock.

    • curly

      At least it's good to here there are still some bees and there's a lot worse ways to die than anaphylactic shock. That nap in the sun sounds nice when I look out my window here in Oregon. The forecast is for 9 days straight of 100% chance of rain.

    • GOM GOM

      Farthington MacMananus:

      It is less a distinct field of law than a conglomeration of intellectual property law.

      This is a private website.

      Norms refer to the ways in which people interact with one another.
      Just as social norms govern what is and is not appropriate in regular society, norms also affect behavior across the Internet. In other words, while laws may fail to regulate certain activities allowed by the architecture of the internet, social norms may allow the users to control such conduct.

      *Comments found to be offensive or off topic can be flagged and removed. This is a form of norm regulation.

      Cyber-bullying is illegal.

      Similar to norm regulation is market regulation. Market regulation controls patterns of conduct on the internet.

      You have been warned Farth.

    • GOM GOM

      Farthington MacMananus:

      "Cyberbullying" refers to the use of Internet and/or mobile technology to harass, intimidate, or cause harm to another.

      Nearly all states have bullying laws in place, many with cyberbullying or electronic harassment provisions.

      *Utah Criminal Statutes Make Cyberbullying a Crime. In Utah, cyber crimes such as hacking, stalking, harassment and bullying are addressed by various criminal statutes. Utah has also enacted laws that mandate that each school district must develop policies to address cyberbullying and hazing.

      • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

        Well, I don't hack (unless you mean in a quantum sense), I don't stalk, (unless you mean like death does), I don't harass or bully (unless you mean universally)).

    • And farthe, when you use abusive language your real message get's lost in the muddle, try to be creative and say buttox instead of ass, say poop instead of shit, say jab instead of fuck, say stupid instead of dumbass…

      It's fun and even has a cooling effect on your brain… 🙂

      Check this one out…

      101 Great Cuss/Swear Word Alternatives:

      And here's a master at it…

      Rodney Dangerfield’s Back to School in 60 Seconds:

    • When you get stung IMMEDIATELY spit on the end of a cigarette and apply it to the sting.

      The tobacco will force the poison out (it's a natural tincture) and will stop the reaction and remove the poison by squeezing it right back out of the hole it was injected into in moments, but this has to be done in moments too.

      But it's real hard to sell 100 dollar shots for ya to carry around if you know that simple thing….

      Bee sting? Tobacco cures it, recon how we survived before them 100 dollar shots or ambulances or emergency room trips for a delayed fix (hours later) to a problem that has already occurred and the damage is done by then.

      Tobacco bad, emergency room gooooooooooooooood huh…




    I have been with you since the first ELE, BP, on FOSL.

    You owe me.

    Let this serve as a request to BAN poster Farthington MacMananus.

    His drunken tirades and deplorable antics are driving away decent posters.

    He is like the friggin plague here.

    Do something!

  • Jebus Jebus

    “This is like throwing away the medical records of a sick patient,” said David Gallaher of the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado. “Our world is ailing and we have apparently decided to undermine, quite deliberately, the effectiveness of the records on which its recovery might be based. It is criminal.”

    The threat to the US sea-ice monitoring programme – which supplies data to scientists around the world – will trigger further accusations at this week’s international climate talks in Bonn that the Trump administration is trying to block studies of global warming for ideological reasons.

    • While climate caterwaulers are ridiculously complaining the Trump administration is blocking new Earth observing satellites from being launched, we find one is on the launch schedule for November 10th.
      From NOAA –

      The launch of JPSS-1, the first in a series of NOAA’s four next-generation operational polar-orbiting weather satellites that will give scientists the most advanced tools to aid in weather forecasting and earth observations, is scheduled for November 10 at 1:47 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

    • Ya know that when you put a executive in office, heads will roll metaphorically and when he's actually president heads may actually roll for real.

      So you think we should spend even one more dime on studies that do nothing other than feather the nests of mouthpieces that do nothing, have accomplished nothing in the real world and never will?

      Way past time to stop wasting time and get with the real life program and anyone that hasn't so far probably won't in the future…

      We call that reality and the world (and the USA) needs people that work for a living…

      No more non producing studies required…

      Wanna study C02? Do it on your own ticket…

      Wanna study Global warming? Do it on your own ticket…

      Wanna build a new stadium for football? Do it on your own ticket…

      If there is anything real going on there it would be profitable right? And the
      really smart people would run to invest. Just not the case though huh… So they use free taxpayer money (that's not free) for these loosing money pits and they all justify themselves along the way as they actually NEVER turned a profit while eating up tax money that could have saved a child, or built a road, or cleaned up the environment.

      Wowsers a real businessman would eat ya for lunch for spoutin this and that with no profits, no proofs and no real work to show with no positive outcomes…

      The free world? It ain't that free…

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      He would have had to look up from his growing ever larger piles of precious..that was not going to happen.

      • Have ya ever stopped to think about what all the hub bub is about?

        Real people have pride and work hard to see the right thing is done…

        Fools talk because they have nothing better to do…

        Wow isn't this the case with all the talk about a US President that has done nothing wrong? Isn't that the case with all the blathering about nothing?

        Don't we have a real need to clean up the mess already made here and find a real power solution for our future?

        This is not the haves and the have not's, it's the do's and the do not's…

        Real good stuff (that could actually produce) if we are really paying attention…

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "2. Conclusion
    Butyrate is multi-functional molecule that has significant potential as a therapeutic for the brain, both in its pharmacologic and dietary form. Fig. 2 summaries the various proposed mechanisms in which butyrate may influence brain health in a number of different neurological disorders. Pharmacologically, butyrate is capable of targeting many pathways with multiple mechanisms of action that are disease specific. The dietary sources of butyrate through a high fiber diet or a diet rich in natural sources of butyrate is a highly appealing approach, as it presents a simple and relatively low risk method to potentially improve outcomes in patients with brain disorders."
    Above this is some info on autism

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Thinking we need to freeze most of the ones over here too..since things are going so well.

      The median rent in the San Jose metro area is $3,500 a month, yet the median wage is $12 an hour in food service and $19 an hour in health care support, an amount that won't even cover housing costs.
      The minimum annual salary needed to live comfortably in San Jose is $87,000, according to a study by personal finance website GoBankingRates.
      So dilapidated RVs line the eastern edge of Stanford University in Palo Alto, and officials in neighboring Mountain View have mapped out more than a dozen areas where campers tend to cluster, some of them about a mile from Google headquarters.
      On a recent evening, Benito Hernandez returned to a crammed RV in Mountain View after laying flagstones for a home in Atherton, where Zillow pegs the median value of a house at $6.5 million.

      Read more:
      Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

      We should start with these two first!

      Dr Phil McGraw tops Forbes list of world's highest-paid TV hosts as he takes in $79m with Ellen DeGeneres in second place at $77m

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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    one for razzz/stock and the capitalists

    what Ive been saying;
    "Conventional economic theory ignores the laws of physics"

    more stupid capitalist-think…..they wouldnt know leverage if the 2×4 they are teetering on whacked them on the head

    "Growth, especially since the 1970s, has been premised increasingly on the financialization of the economy through the creation of new instruments of credit creation to permit extensive leveraging."

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Some people love the scam.. and they embrace it willingly..they simply know no better.

      Like those ancient books now cluttering up all the hotel room bedside dressers.. pure fiction.

    • razzz razzz

      That article was convoluted.

      Starts with depletion of nonrenewable energy sources and concludes that easy credit creates stifling debt. That shouldn't confuse anybody.

      Do we consider the sun's energy as nonrenewable? How about water or wind, non-renewable? All should be because considered non-renewables as a major ice age would hold all the freshwater in icecaps and reflect the sun's ray back into space. Would the wind still rage if there was no warmth as an opposing reaction? Is oil non-renewable too or abiotic as pertaining to earth replenishing its reserves?

      Maybe the article is premature as leaps and bounds in fossil fuel extraction is now occurring.

      Easy credit took hold when moneychangers issues more paper credits than they had precious metals stored. That was way before any industrial revolutions.

      The US and other countries over produce edible crops ex. wheat and corn, to the point of converting foods to a subpar fuels. Would that be considered overleveraging?

      The article omits politics (misapplied illusion or corruption) which shows up as an added tax on production.

      Anyway, world-GDP is turning down while recent energy output is increasing so the article concludes debt is the culprit for limiting growth.

      I would say government excess spending is creating overburdening debt resulting in unnecessary taxes and regulations, enough to cause famine and debt collapse while the earth is still awash in energy options.

      Government is the problem.

      • Smaller government is better
        stock out

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        razzz, what do you know about physics? The money people think in financial terms, using financial words and concepts. A physics person shakes their head in dismay at the hubris and whacky thought that is just plain wrong. Like 'leverage', 'growth in the economy' 'making money with money'. Its a wonder that you missed the point when it was written out;

        " An issue largely overlooked within conventional economic theory is that all economic systems are fundamentally physical systems in which energy is transmitted and converted into different forms, in compliance with the second law of thermodynamics"

        And then go on to argue that there is more discovery of oil so why worry, lets get on with endless economic growth, and all we need is for the republicans to throw out useless government spending, with the usual pawns in the game; 'privatize the government agencies and watch as the magic Darwinist survival of the fittest reduces bloated costs allowing an ease on taxes so companies can get on with increasing productivity'

        The world has tried your system, and the death spiral is the result. Sounds melodramatic? You think that with a few republican tweaks the old ship can sail on? The evidence is staring us in the face.

        Ape-man is not smart enough to handle the intermediary of money. Money is a step that removes the blood and sweat, the vast oil field pollution, the toiling sweat shop, the wealth siphon schemes from the sight of men.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          'The First Law of Thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed; the total quantity of energy in the universe stays the same. The Second Law of Thermodynamics is about the quality of energy. It states that as energy is transferred or transformed, more and more of it is wasted. The Second Law also states that there is a natural tendency of any isolated system to degenerate into a more disordered state.'

          money people believe in magic beans that produce more and more by a process of leverage. Let the rich lend to each other and leave the world out of that game. See how well it works out for them.

          • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

            CS, I'm going back to this concept.

            Economy 101 – Establishing the concept of worth:

            Take something you use to monetize, leverage and derive from away. See what happens.

            Perceived value has and never will be worth.

          • razzz razzz

            You really need to read and study Armstrong. He uses physics to track human nature cycles. The two do not have to be related as investors react to their human nature while ignoring physics. Besides, typical charting is a lagging indicator (of what already happened). The logic of math is rarely followed when it comes to investing and human nature. Truly a herd mentality.

            'The ECM Turning Point Here in November'

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              razzz, money men dont know how ridiculous they sound, and on top of it, no matter how much you tell them, they still cant see it. They are smug in their nonsense.

              'airplane designers use physics to track aircraft use and accidents. The two (physics and aircraft use) do not have to be related as designers react to their human nature while ignoring physics. The logic of math is rarely followed when it comes to airliners and their use. The main objective of the aircraft designer is to use leverage to increase lift indefinitely. You really need to read and study aircraft design, where they use wild hunches and ignore physics and care nothing about the fuel, believing that leverage can keep an aircraft aloft across the Atlantic indefinitely and there is no limit to the amount of air traffic that is possible'


              Stock Market Analysis, Phi and the Fibonacci Sequence;
              Human expectations occur in a ratio that approaches Phi.

              advanced tools are used to siphon the blood sweat and tears off the public. If you had access to them, you would be wealthier…and the public less so

              • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

                "advanced tools are used to siphon the blood sweat and tears off the public. If you had access to them, you would be wealthier…and the public less so"

                Applies to every forex trader ever. I mean, I played poker (quite successfully), my older brother, not particularly successfully. He asked me to try some forex trading stuff, I told him it's garbage compared to something like poker, even. He didn't appreciate me saying that.

              • razzz razzz

                We are not discussing sending men to the moon with slide rulers or nowadays, computers. If you follow your logic, bank bailouts would have never happened because bankers can read charts and tell the future.

                We are dealing with idiots who try to stack the deck in their favor and still go out and lose (our) money.

                Clinton repealed the Glass-Steagall Act which had prevented the coupling of investment banking and lending then shortly afterwards people wonder why banks failed which were then bailed out.

                So you link to an article with charts trying to explain a downturn in the economy claiming energy production is topping and since big money relies on energy investment, any hiccup in energy leads to production failing, there goes the economy because of the debt attached to it. Not true, if anything cheap energy is propping things up. Expensive nuke is failing taking GE and others down but fracking is ending up making the US an exporter of fuels. Plus we have coal in reserves.

                You are beginning to sound academic. In the real world if you lose in one sector, you take the losses and more to another sector. You just don't wait to go broke.

                Yes in that Armstrong link, he shows how he uses Pi in his cycles theory. Practically had to create his own calendar or timeline since history is full of different types of timekeeping. Then he has to convert to present time. But uses Pi to smooth out his cycles using it as a common factor.

                • razzz razzz

                  As an aside. I have a son with a 4 year in physics, minors in astronomy and Japanese. One day I asked him if he was familiar with probabilities because someone gave me some working figures and he said they spent about a half hour on probabilities in class one day then moved on but told me to send him the plugins so he could run the numbers for me.

                  Another time, a sister in law needed help with her masters in school administration (already had a four year in chemistry) because the required math was a two year physics example question that she could not figure out. I couldn't help and told her to call my son. She wondered if he could actually help with the example question. I said he took 4 years of it so a 2 year question should be easy.

                  When he got done tutoring her, she understood how to work the problem, mainly because he said the example in the textbook was wrong. Said it happens a lot, no one proofs the textbooks.

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  razzz, I follow your points. However, I think you still miss the point. Money transaction is a reflection of changes in the real world, or at least in principle it is. This means that the PHYSICS of the real world MUST reflect in the money dealings or the system will not work. Is that concept so difficult to comprehend? Its not just oil.

                  The false premise of speculation, or making money on money is easily shown; If I lend to you and you lend to me, there is no way the net worth is going anywhere, regardless of interest rates, rising or lowering commodities prices etc. Call it what it really is; skimming the value off the masses. Your more is their less, its as simple as that. Yes, man needs to pool resources to do big projects…but the rest of it is a pyramid scheme.

                  Take one more look; what if there was suddenly NO money at all, no electronic money, no paper money, just goods and services. Would you ever say the plan is to have each apple tree increase its apple production indefinitely? Could you trade 10 apples for 3 cabbages and end up with 25 apples and 9 cabbages?

                  Can I be blunt? The intermediary step of money confuses small minded man so that we can no longer see cause and effect. We dont CARE about cause and effect, we dont want to know the long chain of cause and effect that maybe caused a girl in China to jump out the window of the factory because we are making money on money.

                  In sum you say its academic

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      They should be able to double what is currently on the street this year.. with such high production rates.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        These holiday sales reflected about 19.2 percent of the retail industries total sales that year. As a result, just over 768 thousand employees: (insertion) slaves receiving no benefits or long term employment possibilities, were hired throughout the United States to compensate for the holiday rush.:
        (insertion) and to help guarantee the massive profits for the specific corporations owning all these retail outlets.

        (insertion) We are all aware that about 20% of the total environmental damage done to the entire Earth each year from consumption happens during this special time frame we created for all the slaves, and honestly we do not give a shit, as long as we get ours and you the consumer get yours. That would be considered and perceived as something and/anything called precious!

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Yes Sir?
        We have bad news about CFC's they are creating holes in our upper atmosphere.
        They could damage life on the ground and maybe cause skin cancers.
        Sir what should we do?
        Bobby we will have to outlaw their use right away worldwide.
        Yes Sir, Right away!

        Yes Bobby?
        It has come to my attention that the oceans are now dying from manufacturing pollution.
        Sir, it appears that 20% of this current environmental damage is coming from a created myth.
        A myth Bobby?
        Yes Sir that 2000 year old Christian myth about Santa Claus.
        Bobby! Quite! Let it go!
        Oh, OK Sir..sure. Why?
        Bobby! Yes Sir?

        Your Fired!


        There is no forest because there are no trees..

        • DUDe DUDe

          "There is no forest because there are no trees.."

          And the less global bio-mass to share absorbation..the higher the pollution in the blood/juice levels of what's left living..accellerating further die-offs 🙁

          Just responding already to tommorrow's scientific baffeldness acting.. 😡

  • razzz razzz

    'USDA beefs up protections for free speech, religious freedom'

    "…The threat of government closure of the Vander Boons’ business occurred after Don Vander Boon placed on his company’s breakroom table an article expressing the religious view that marriage is a special relationship between a man and a woman. A USDA food inspector removed the article from the table. Then, in an apparent enforcement action under a policy issued by the Obama administration, a USDA official threatened to remove all USDA inspectors from the premises if Don Vander Boon returned the article to the table. This was effectively a threat to close the Vander Boons’ business because federal law requires the presence of USDA inspectors for plant operations to continue…

    …“Religious business owners shouldn’t be forced to choose between their faith and participation in the marketplace,” said ADF Senior Counsel Jonathan Scruggs. “The USDA not only threatened the Vander Boons’ livelihood over a piece of religious literature on a breakroom table, they also jeopardized the jobs of 45 other hardworking Americans. Secretary Perdue’s action to resolve this issue is another good sign that the Trump administration is taking free speech and religious freedom seriously.”

  • freebywill

    Where Have All the Salmon Gone?

    By Heather Smith

    Big changes are coming to the Klamath, which was once Manhattan, for salmon. Local kids from the Yurok and Karuk tribes grow up on stories about how during the old Spring and Fall Chinook runs the water was so thick with fish that you could practically walk across them. In 2020, demolition will begin on four major dams—Iron Gate, John C. Boyle and Copco 1 and 2. It will open up 300 miles of salmon habitat that has been closed off for nearly a hundred years—the largest river restoration project in U.S. history.

    The Spring Chinook is the first fish to return from the ocean as the winter comes to an end. It's hard to overstate its importance to the tribes who live on the Klamath, as a religious symbol, and as a literal means of survival. As time goes on it may prove even more critical, because it may prove more resistant to the effects of climate change than the Fall Chinook because it travels early in the year, when water levels are high and cold. But the Spring Chinook became extinct in many tributaries of the Klamath decades ago: a casualty of dams, agricultural runoff, and water being diverted to farms and orchards as far away as California's Central Valley. Remove the dams, and it's possible that the Chinook on the Salmon River could repopulate their former territory.


    • freebywill

      Any salmon who make it to the Salmon River to spawn will find perfect conditions to reproduce—but that's if they make it. It's July 2017, the first summer after the worst drought in California's recorded history. Last year, the Chinook count was around 398—a fraction of what it had been before the drought, and half the average run over the last 20 years. During the worst of the drought years, the farmers of California's Central Valley filed court injunctions to block releasing water from dams that was meant to lower water temperatures and save wild salmon. Both the Karuk and the Yurok voluntarily reduced their subsistence and ceremonial fishing this year, in the hopes that the Spring Chinook will recover.

      That evening we learn that the recorded count this year is 110—just a little under the all-time low of 90, back in 2005, and a far cry from the highest recorded count of 1593 back in 2012. At a conference the next day, the tone is somber. "When I heard last night the number of salmon in the system it was like a kick to the gut," says Josh Saxon of the Karuk Council. "We are failing this species. If this disappears so will our ceremonies."

      Later, after numbers come in from Wooly Creek, that count is raised to 160, which is still dangerously low. "This year we had perfect conditions," says Karuna Greenberg, Restoration Director for the Salmon River Restoration Council. "The river was perfect, all summer long. The eggs would have grown up on the river under…

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    When your lack of logic and reasoning is only eclipsed by your lack of morality, you get this:

    "Louisiana Sheriff Wants ‘Good’ Prisoners To Stay Jailed For Their Free Labor"

  • razzz razzz

    A few years does not make a trend. It takes time to see a pattern. A lot of this overfishing in the Pacific has happened before. Did it recover to its full glory, no it did not. Did it recover somewhat, yes it did.

    Have to wait and see what trends develop in the future. Hopefully an intinction does not take place in the oceans.

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    This guy has never eaten meat (supposedly), vegan.


  • razzz razzz

    Not unusual since you do not need animal products to be a healthy human being. Remembering, proteins are to large to pass from the digestive tract into the bloodstream so proteins need to breakdown into amino acids first before entering the bloodstream then the human body can then construct any proteins it needs using combinations of amino acids.

    In general, one ounce of avocado (meat, ha!) contains more usable protein than an ounce of any animal meat.

    You would probably die within a month if you only ate nothing but animal meat.

    Eating only fruits, you probably would live a nice long life.

    Cows seem to have no problem creating meat and bone from eating only, grass, straw or alfalfa.

  • razzz razzz

    A link via Armstrong Economics…

    'Little Ice Age: Big Chill (Full Documentary)'

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    Surrounded by idiots.

    I tell a fellow South African about fracking and uranium mining in this area:
    Just look at it.×480/db978388cfd007780066eaab38556cef/c/a/caw_0.jpg

    The person tells me he doesn't concern himself with the effects of things like uranium mining or fracking. So I ask, why concern yourself as much as you do with politics (as that person constantly talks about politics) then? The person replies that it's because of human welfare.

    This is how people think. As if the environment has nothing to do with human welfare.

    Btw, he posted those pictures and expressed deep affinity for that. Yet, when I mention how industry and politics destroys that sort of thing…

    I'm surrounded by idiots. Really, everyone is dumb as shit.

    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

      This lead me to a rather interesting pdf. Did I read something about Lance recently?

      "18 October 2017
      Companies Announcement Office
      Via Electronic Lodgement
      Peninsula Energy Limited (Peninsula or Company) wishes to advise that the Company hasdecided to exit and sell its interests in the Karoo Projects in South Africa (Karoo Projects). Peninsula intends to complete a divestment of its 74% interest in the Karoo Projects throughan active process over the remainder of the 2017 calendar year. Dependent on the nature ofany transaction, Peninsula may opt to retain some level of exposure to the Karoo Projects, albeit at a significantly reduced level to that which it currently holds.

      While the Company has advanced the Karoo Projects appreciably from exploration to early stage prefeasibility over the past decade, the Company has decided to focus its future capital expenditures on the operating Lance Projects in Wyoming, USA, to best take full advantage of
      its long term sales contracts, which are well above current and forecast spot prices and extend out to 2030.""

  • You can read my refutation of Gödel’s First Incompleteness theorem here: <a href=";; The password is "Minerva". I must apologize to Kevin Blanch for calling him scientifically illiterate. I was under the influence of Ritalin and other psycho pharmaceuticals at the time. However, his opposition to both communism and Ayn Rand shows he’s structurally anti-Semite. Subjectivism and anti-usury is fascism. That leads Blanch to illogical conclusions such as the idea that concern for your health and the health of beloved ones is not included in rational selfishness. Capitalism, of course, is not a thermodynamically closed system; but it can only reduce its internal entropy (that is, the tendency of profit rate to fall) by externalizing production costs to its natural environment. Capitalism either will destroy itself, or it will destroy nature. Either way, this society has been doomed a long time ago. Moral values such as altruism are themselves an integral part of capitalism and will not save us. There is a reason why the denial of Fukushima happened in a collectivist country such as Japan, where people highly trust the government. In the United States, this kind of cover-up couldn’t have happened, because people there put logic before authority (in general).

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    Well this was unpredictable. The blind mover, only shifts the problem.

    May I introduce you to numerous lymphatic/endocrine system disruptors (casein, gliadin, dairy, vaccines, "cosmetics", "clothing", etc)?

    Who made your architect?


    Ours is the age of paradox. We have more power over nature than ever before, but the exercise of that power has created perils unprecedented in human history.

    Similarly, while knowledge is growing exponentially, we are engulfed by a worldwide tide of mindless nihilism, consumerism, drugs, and violence.

    These and other paradoxes of our time suggest that the great modern project to improve the human prospect through the control of nature has not worked out as its first proponents once assumed that it would.
    Nor has the project of improving the world through economic growth proved to be as benign or sustainable as once supposed in the middle decades of this the "American century."

    We are now in the early stages of a great planetary emergency, aspects of which are familiar enough: population growth, ozone holes, spreading deserts, deforestation, species decline, and risks of rapid climate change, and global epidemics.

    These, in turn, have effects that ripple through politics, economics, and societies. Yet faced with crisis, our first impulse is to find yet another technological fix for ecological malfeasance. So, in the name of one imperative or another, we go where angels fear to go. And where does this lead? Describing the future direction of the great effort to create artificial intelligence.


    • GOM GOM

      Daniel Crevier says:
      in the longer term AI remains immensely threatening. The machines will eventually excel us in intelligence and it will be impossible for us to pull the plug on them . . . they will be impossible to keep at bay . . . human society will have to undergo drastic changes to survive in the face of artificial intelligences . . . their arrival will threaten the very existence of human life as we know it . . . we should expect the (main battles of the 21st century) to be about . . . whether we or they control the future of the earth.

      • GOM GOM

        In Vaclav Havel's words:
        We treat the fatal consequences of technology as though they were a technical defect that could be remedied by technology alone. We are looking for an objective way out of the crisis of objectivism . . . We cannot devise, within the traditional modern attitude to reality, a system that will eliminate all the disastrous consequences of the previous systems . . . We have to abandon the arrogant belief that the world is merely a puzzle to be solved, a machine with instructions for use waiting to be discovered.


    Lost Rural World vs Reality

    The goal of education is to equip the young to serve the growth economy which requires the total domination of nature.

    British sociologist, Raymond Williams once put it this way:

    If we are to survive at all, we shall have to develop and extend our working agricultures.
    The common idea of a lost rural world is then not only an abstraction . . . It is in direct contradiction to any effective shape of our future, in which work on the land will have to become more rather than less important and essential. It is one of the most striking deformations of industrial capitalism that one of our most central and urgent and necessary activities should have been so displaced in space or in time.

    • GOM GOM

      E. F. Schumacher

      "The end of education as we have known it is in sight. Its trajectory follows the curves depicting the decline in the habitability of the earth itself. I am referring, of course, to the kind of education by which we presumed to master nature by technology. We must now confront the overwhelming irony that the greater the power of our technology over nature, the less predictable and resilient nature has become.
      The idea, tacitly built into much of the modern curriculum, that we can make an end-run around natural constraints is a bet that sane people would not make. It is a bet that humankind can not win".

      • AirSepTech AirSepTech

        Yes indeed, but we first must fix 'climate change',,, don't we? 😆

        • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

          Good luck with that. What I have noticed is the "attempts to fix" are matters of desperation. For instance, they way people/society would "fix" animals. What? Yeah. I kinda don't allow that anymore.

          Don't tell me you fix things when you are fundamentally broken and try to propagate the idea of your "wonderful" societal tendencies.

          It's not my fault if you sold your soul. I'm just here to judge.

          • AirSepTech AirSepTech

            Kind of the point, don't you think?

            Maybe we could step back 200 years? 500?

            Maybe it would fix itself?

            We are a civilization of "let them eat cake/have our cake and eat it too" miscreants.

            There is no fix for that.

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    "From the willfully ignorant the knowledge you won’t get none.
    But Don’t get it twisted I too was dumb and then some.
    Support a politician, sit back and then twiddle his thumbs.
    Not understanding that you have Stockholm Syndrome.

    They have no desire to save you
    It’s not because the folks serving are not fit.
    It’s not because we don’t have the right people in office.
    It’s not because a certain bracket is taxed a lot less
    It’s more because y’all fools don’t understand the process. This is all just a game bro. Y’all supported Bernie, that didn’t work to well, did it though? Funneling millions to his campaign. Swore he wasn’t a crook until he endorsed the same thing. Then you support the lesser of the evil fakers but it just repeats and we revisit this 4 years laterT he State itself is based on theft and can’t be fixed, so realize you own yourself & no one else…"

  • Jebus Jebus

    Humans are so comfortable and weak…

    Fight Climate Change by Suing Polluters, Says Scientist

    Prominent climate scientist James Hansen has a message for world leaders gathering in Germany for the United Nations conference on global warming.

    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

      "Fight Climate Change by Suing Polluters, Says Scientist"

      Hey, seems like a decent idea to me. Now Mr Hansen just has to clarify what he means with polluters, pollution and pollutants.

      I think he may find himself backtracking a little after such considerations.

      • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

        I took a wild guess before I checked the article. Which I didn't read entirely because my tolerance for certain forms of bullshit is quite low.

        Obviously he's only really "concerned" about carbon taxation/fine methods.

  • razzz razzz

    O'bummer did not get the welcome when visiting China as president that Trump did. Saudis royalty didn't bother to show up at the airport either when he arrived there.

    'Barack Obama 'deliberately snubbed' by Chinese in chaotic arrival at G20'

    "China’s leaders have been accused of delivering a calculated diplomatic snub to Barack Obama after the US president was not provided with a staircase to leave his plane during his chaotic arrival in Hangzhou before the start of the G20.

    Chinese authorities have rolled out the red carpet for leaders including India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, Brazil’s president, Michel Temer, and the British prime minister, Theresa May, who touched down on Sunday morning.

    But the leader of the world’s largest economy, who is on his final tour of Asia, was forced to disembark from Air Force One through a little-used exit in the plane’s belly after no rolling staircase was provided when he landed in the eastern Chinese city on Saturday afternoon.

    When Obama did find his way on to a red carpet on the tarmac below there were heated altercations between US and Chinese officials, with one Chinese official caught on video shouting: “This is our country! This is our airport!”…"

    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

      "O'bummer did not get the welcome when visiting China as president that Trump did. Saudis royalty didn't bother to show up at the airport either when he arrived there."

      Oh wow, that almost makes me respect Obama. Is it a good thing when authoritarian/dictatorial state leaders gleefully associate with your "dear leader"?

  • razzz razzz

    We had a muslim in O'bummer elected to lead the country (just look at his name). He redid the botched oath of office inside the white house without it being recorded and without a Bible.

  • razzz razzz

    'Iran & War'

    "Iran has a very rich history that lends itself to tremendous insight into the long-term future of the Middle East. It was Cyrus the Great who conquered Lydia which was the birthplace of money issued by the state. The Persians adopted the practice and then continued to produce coins with the same design as the Lydians under they were changed in 510BC and the image of Darius I appears as an archer.

    If we begin with the Medes, there have been 17 major overturning events of great importance. The Persians were responsible for the collapse of the Roman monetary system during the 3rd century when they captured the Roman Emperor Valerian I. Then there was the fall of Iran to the Muslim conquest. This latest revolution in 1979 has been one of rising confrontation with the west.

    The last Iranian Revolution took place in 1979. The cycle bottomed in 2016. Here we are starting a new cycle of rising tension. Keep in mind that Persia has been a major player throughout the centuries. They have not vanished into the sunset. They are moving toward war once again.

    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

      Strict interpretation of Abrahamic religion is pestilence. The Quran, the Bible(s), the Talmud or Torah. Riddled with bullcrap, innuendo and allegory, much of it from earlier works.

      I find it quite distressing that ancient Persia has been demonized to the extent it has.

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    Yesterday I was criticized for not being violent enough, after I suggested that I have this tendency to not want to promote or partake in violence. I guess this means I'm a horrible person.

    That person called personal violence not natural. So there, have some vindication, I'm either unnatural or supernatural.

    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

      Sorry, wasted. Let me try and rephrase.

      *That person called personally violent means towards others, natural.

      I dunno dude, I'm pretty good at tactics and strategy. It's almost like I scale relative to the means employed against me (but more importantly, other, mostly, innocents).

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    Ah yes, I predicted something like this a while ago.

    That ain't tin. Wi-Fi, of course, being fundamentally flawed, causing damage, etc.

    Put on your tinfoil hat, even better, try a pythagorean magnetic headband.

    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

      I could state it in another way, what do you think happens when you microwave aluminofluorochlorosomeshit compounds.

      But hey…I'm just a dumb uneducated non-expert lunatic alcoholic.

  • DUDe DUDe

    American Hyper-Capitalism Breeds the Lonely, Alienated Men Who Become Mass Killers
    Despair, rage and lack of human connection among white men are key culprits in America's mass shooting epidemic.

    """""American white men once received two wage supplements in what was a sexist and racist labor market. One wage supplement was for whiteness and the other for maleness.""""

  • DUDe DUDe

    Dr.Doom Exposes Trump's Tax Plan As "A Plot Against The 99%"

    "US President Donald Trump, in partnership with congressional Republicans, is pursuing tax cuts that will blow up the fiscal deficit and add to the public debt, while benefiting the rich at the expense of middle- and working-class Americans. Once again, Trump has not hesitated to betray the people he conned into voting for him."

  • freebywill

    Why the Line 5 Oil Pipeline Threatens the Great Lakes

    by National Wildlife Federation

    An aging oil pipeline moves 23 million gallons of oil and natural gas liquids per day along the bottomlands of the Straits of Mackinac, where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron crash into each other in the heart of the Great Lakes.

    This pipeline—Line 5, built in 1953—is operated by the same company responsible for one of the largest inland oil spills in North American history: Enbridge. During that pipeline rupture, previously known cracks formed into a 6 foot gash which spilled more than 840,000 gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River in 2010.

    What's Wrong with the Pipeline?

    There are numerous places along the underwater section of the pipeline where protective coating is missing, and for much of the history of the pipeline, sections of pipe were not properly supported on the Lake Michigan lakebed—where it gets pummeled by oscillating currents. In fact, those supports were not replaced until video from a National Wildlife Federation dive inspection revealed they were lacking. Recently, Enbridge itself confirmed that part of its outer protection coating was missing from sections of the pipeline, and revealed in October 2017 that it has known about missing sections of coating since 2014 but failed to report the easement violation to state officials.

  • DUDe DUDe

    Oil and water , a look back at timeline DAPL..

    The first two are not links , the others are i think..

  • Cooter

    From GeoengineeringWatch

    "We are told by “official” sources that the ozone layer is recovering, that we have nothing to worry about. This narrative is being pushed by power structure controlled agencies in order to pacify the public until the last possible moment. How close is that moment? If we remain on the current course, anthropogenic activities (with climate engineering at the top of the list) may completely destroy the ozone layer within the next decade or less."

    " The increasingly intense UV radiation from the disintegrating ozone layer can and is being metered by experts in the field. In the video below, a former NASA contract engineer discusses the immense and immediate UV radiation dangers we face from the disintegrating ozone layer which he is personally metering with state of the art equipment supplied through "

  • razzz razzz

    How Benjamin Franklin Made New England Prosperous'

    "…Before the American War for Independence in 1776, the colonized part of what is today the United States of America was a possession of England. It was called New England, and was made up of 13 colonies, which became the first 13 states of the great Republic. Around 1750, this New England was very prosperous. Benjamin Franklin was able to write:

    "There was abundance in the Colonies, and peace was reigning on every border. It was difficult, and even impossible, to find a happier and more prosperous nation on all the surface of the globe. Comfort was prevailing in every home. The people, in general, kept the highest moral standards, and education was widely spread."
    When Benjamin Franklin went over to England to represent the interests of the Colonies, he saw a completely different situation: the working population of this country was gnawed by hunger and poverty. "The streets are covered with beggars and tramps," he wrote. He asked his English friends how England, with all its wealth, could have so much poverty among its working classes…"

  • Jebus Jebus

    Someday, when I finally pass through all the bullshit, I want to return as a cricket…

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Washington orders RT America to register as foreign agent by Monday:
    The U.S. has given RT until Monday to register as a foreign agent, otherwise the channel's head faces arrest and its accounts could be frozen."

  • Jebus Jebus

    Twenty Years after His Death, Carl Sagan Is Still Right

    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

      I dunno about Sagan, seems a bit to technocrati to me. I once told someone "This isn't just a puzzle you get to figure out".

      But, I specifically have to point out some bullshit, and here it is:

      "Otherwise sensible people refuse to vaccinate their children, exposing entire populations to the spectre of epidemic."

      So, a nice agenda-driven piece that relies on your faith of Sagan being so vastly superior. How ironic.

      • Jebus Jebus

        Try to take it all in. There is quite a bit more to the story than advocating vaccines for all, when not as much was known.

        Agendas. I'll say it again, no one is in charge.

        Just highly educated idiots making independently stupid monetary decisions.

  • Constitution, Oath Of Office, Bill of Rights In The United States; How Trump Is Violating The Constitution And What To Do About It

  • #Trump Fetish #Fake #Patriotism, Robert #Greenwald, #CIA, 1% And #USGovernment War on Real #Patriots, #Protesters, #Whistleblowers, What Happens To Freedom, Free #Press, #Democracy After Punishment Of Protesters, Whistleblowers?

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    In what must be one of the most ironic, hypocritical articles I've read this year. Oh, maybe it's probably because it's basically just an ad. Classic PRs.

    "Microsoft Posts Checklist for a Highly Secure PC"

    Okay so, have I mentioned how microsoft and the nsa had those conveniently timed windows 10 hacks recently? (Which of course, was to promote even worse "updates").

    Did I mention that any chips with transceivers are susceptible to hacking and are fundamentally flawed, right down to even GSM?

    Remember SSL? How about the recent Wi-Fi stuff?

    Did I mention the intel management engine thingy?

    Fine then.

    "A secure system should also have a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that conforms to the v2.0 standards. A TPM acts as a secure cryptoprocessor for handling encryption keys. Most systems have support for a TPM either via a motherboard plug or integrated with the circuit board."

    I'm gonna take a wild guess here, but it seems to when encryption isn't handled, personally, you're personally being handled by encryption.

    How's the Tor and VPN stuff working out, guys?

    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

      Here's my checklist for a highly secure pc.

      1) This should go without saying, but no pc is far more secure than any other pc.
      2) If you can, try to avoid a pc with more modern SOCs. That would likely be more than about 8-9 years old. All yall smartphone users outta luck.
      3) Explicitly disable "services" or "processes" and/or ignore updates that are heavily promoted (this requires a certain level of discernment).
      4) Disable as many connections as possible, in fact, don't connect to the internet at all, if you can.
      5) Don't use wifi.
      6) In fact, avoid most things.

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    My (I have to mention that psychopathic ownership thing) dog is better again, he recovered really quickly. The vet is kinda retarded though. However, I'm still in pain, but, at least:

    So much (like billions in subsidies) for "Tesla" and "Merlin".

    "Elon Musk's growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies"

    Understand why my respect for that faked horseshit is so low? Considering all the other crap, too.

  • razzz razzz

    'Tax Reform & the Dow'

    "Trump’s tax reform to cut the corporate income tax rate from 35% to 20% will be a huge boost for the economy and place tremendous pressure on the rest of the world. But already we have Republicans playing games for personal careers. They want to postpone the cut for corporations until 2019 AFTER, of course, the 2018 mid-term elections. As always, they are afraid that the Democrats will point to the rich and regain seats.

    The longer they delay, the greater the economic decline. This may be the fundamental behind our model which targeted November for a temporary high. Nonetheless, our Energy Models have peaked on the Daily level suggesting that we are still not really in a serious overbought position. That implies a correction is possible, but not a major crash and change in long-term trend."

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    Philosophy time. Well, I haven't had any weed today, so I'm having to cite.

    The grand inquisition, Karamazov baseness.

    I should introduce you to the brothers that Dvhorzhetskii (hint, they're not american or russian) talked about.

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    This song is about Kombucha and sugar.

    "I play russian roulette every day, a man's sport, with a bullet called life"

    He even has a little Jim Carrey impersonation thing going there.

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    Hey, some guy just mentioned this. We were talking about Duke energy earlier, right? Maybe they have more in common with PG&E than is obviously apparent.

    I'm gonna quote him, I dunno.

    "WTF… I was charged a Weather Fee On My Power Bill with Duke Energy

    The weather increased your bill by $19 – $31. WTF!"

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