Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The latest to join "String" and "M Theory" involves an extra dimension in time. Extra dimensions are nothing new in physics. Most of the emerging theories utilize several extra dimensions to tie everything together but until recently none has added a dimension of time.
The latest comes from work done by Itzhak Bars of the University of Southern California in LA. Shorthand for the theory would look like this 4+2. Four dimensions of space plus two dimensions of time.
If Bars' theory is confirmed, it could point the way to a "theory of everything" that ties together general relativity and quantum mechanics, gravity....well everything!
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is going to be testing the theory in comming months and the results of those experiements may point the way to a whole new realm of physics. If you want a brief explanation of the work, look here, but be warned it might give you a headache. T-2 Physics is mind boggling for us mere mortals.
Police used pepper spray and a taser on a deaf and mentally disabled man to get him to come out of a restroom. The magistrate on hearing the charges, refused to accept the charges. The man who has the mental abilities of a 10 year old wrote a detailed account of what happened. Though the words are basic, the account is chilling when you consider he couldn't hear the police.
I wonder if the President will call this police action stupid? It was!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sorry, but sometimes you have to just say, WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY DOING?
Removing the public option is like having no bill at all. Just more insurance companies and more people rejected for "pre-existing conditions".
I just wrote my IDIOT Senators and told them to go stuff it up their holes. Perhaps you should too!
I will be able to talk tomorrow, maybe.
People complain that we are buying — importing from the Middle East — oil and gas. And then they find out that we have it all right here. We don’t have to do that. If their argument there is “Well, we don’t want to use oil and gas because we think it pollutes” — which it doesn’t — but if that’s their argument, then why are we willing to import it from Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East?So in Oklahoma, where science works backwards apparently, burning oil doesn't polute! Another victory for HOME SCHOOLING!
Burn marks were found to confirm just where the Taser was. Now the person being arrested and subdued is suing for use of exceptional force. Later the following was recorded.
Officer #3: Do you feel this?
Complainant: Yes, sir.
Officer #3: Do you feel that? That’s my -
Officer #3: -Taser up your ass.
Officer #3: So don’t move.
Complainant: I’m trying not to. I can’t breathe.
Now, I am not saying police shouldn't use occasional force to subdue a suspect, but this guy was already handcuffed and laying on the floor. A police ombudsman who issued a report in Boise where the incident occurred agreed.
Officer #3: Now do you feel this in your balls?
Complainant: I do, sir. I’m not going to move. I’m not gonna move.
Officer #3 Now I’m gonna tase your balls if you move again.
Officer #3: Okay, I’m gonna take this Taser out of your asshole now. Are you going to fight with me?
Complainant: No, not at all, sir.
Long story short, about 2 months ago I dropped the meat again and apparently just in time. A Denver based supermarket chain sold almost half a million pounds of beef, some of which was contaminated with antibiotic-resistant Salmonella. Now that's a nice thing! Just when you thought you were safe from the antibiotic-resistant staph infection now this!
The company King Soopers recalled 466,236 pounds of potentially contaminated beef. That's a lot of burgers.
Again our factory based farm system and the lack of meaningful inspection is killing us. We dope animals with massive doses of antibiotics and crowd them into stinking feed lots and factory farms and then we are surprised when some new super bug shows up?
I will still eat the occasional hunk of meat, but for the most part, I prefer to leave this flawed food delivery system behind. Until people start raising cattle on grass and stop doping them with chemicals, I will settle for a nice tofu burger and a side of fresh broccoli thank. Safer and a smaller carbon footprint.