The Weekly Sedition

Thursday, 14 April 2022

Solar and Wind Power vs Nuclear Power

Filed under: Politics, Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:14 PM

H/T Larry Sharpe — Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 11:27 PM MST

See also Nuclear No-Contest[1], by James P. Hogan[2]


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. At lewrockwell.com [LRC] — http://lewrockwell.com/orig9/hogan3.1.1.html
  2. James P. Hogan — Infogalactic, Wikipedia (jamesphogan.com seems to have gone away.)

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Tuesday, 29 March 2022

The ‘Eternal Engine’

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:56 PM

H/T Gus A. Fahrendorf — Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 10:57 AM MST


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Thursday, 19 November 2020

Tom Woods Covers the Beer Bug BS

Filed under: Politics, Resistance, Science — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 4:55 AM

Tom Woods
Monday, November 16, 2020 at 2:15 PM

How’s this for a theory: the never-before-tried, never-before-recommended lockdown program flat-out doesn’t work.

Steve Sisolak, governor of Nevada, recently scolded citizens of his state. Why, only irresponsible behavior can account for a rise in “cases” there!

So he’s telling Nevadans that they have two weeks to get things under control.

He warned, “I’m not going to come back in two weeks and say I’m going to give you another chance.”

And then, three days later, Governor Sisolak himself tested positive for COVID-19.

Should we treat him like he’s 7 and scold him for his irresponsible behavior, the way he just did to his citizens?

The governor was forced to admit: “You can take all the precautions that are possible and you can still contract the virus. I don’t know how I got it.”

As Alex Berenson says, virus gonna virus.

The current state of lockdown “science” appears to be: we have no idea what we’re doing, but if something brings people pleasure we should probably limit or prohibit it, and if something causes great inconvenience or even pain, we should probably do that.

An anonymous professor who posts on Twitter about the virus just presented this graph for our consideration. It’s a plot of COVID deaths in North Carolina and Oklahoma. Those states have adopted very different approaches to the virus. And yet, somehow, they more or less track each other anyway; the graph is in the comments. [Reposted below — MWB]

Virus gonna virus.

Yesterday former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who has tested positive, posted the following:

“I so appreciate everyone’s good wishes!

“How did we catch it? I don’t know. We wore masks. We socially distanced. We avoided crowds. We haven’t had people in our house.”

Virus gonna virus.

We can either accept this, and take steps to protect those among us who are most at risk while others resume the one life they are given, or we can destroy our social fabric.

Meanwhile, we have families and friendships being torn apart over all this. You’re a bad person if you reject the propaganda. Why, you don’t care about saving lives! You’re “selfish”!

Never mind the countless lives lost by lockdown itself, a point I’ve made again and again. Those lives don’t seem to count for some reason. Link to my post “Death by Lockdown” also in the comments.


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Monday, 13 April 2020

[ABQ Journal] Re: “Hitting the Brakes” (“Speak Up!” submission)

Filed under: Economics, Media, Politics, Science — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:02 PM

“NM’s oil and gas industry is on the edge of a shutdown”

Well, the lefty-fascist economics deniers HAVE stated their desire to make NM “carbon-free” :

https://tinyurl.com/dpnm-luddites-2020

Meanwhile, NM Democrats see the petrochemical industry as an endless cornucopia when they want cash for their “free everything for everyone” plans.

In response to “Hitting the brakes”, by Kevin Robinson-Avila, Journal Staff Writer (Wednesday, 8 April 2020)

Submitted on Wednesday, 8 April 2020 [Facebook post by Albuquerque Journal]


As printed (Albuquerque Journal, Monday, 13 April 2020, p. A9 “Speak Up!”)

“NM’S OIL and gas industry is on the
edge of a shutdown” Well, the … eco-
nomics deniers have stated their desire
to make NM “carbon-free” … Meanwhile,
NM Democrats see the petrochemical
industry as an endless cornucopia when
they want cash for their “free everything
for everyone” plans. MB


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Sunday, 12 January 2020

Quote of the Day for Sunday, 12 January 2020

Filed under: Politics, Quote of the Day, Science — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:08 PM

Isn’t it funny how liberals tell YOU that you can’t have a valid opinion of climate change because “you aren’t a scientist,” and yet they make climate heroes of a former Tenn. politician whose only qualification is that his father was a Senator, a bunch of Hollywood actors who have no qualifications at all, and a 16-year-old kid who has openly admitted she is skipping school.

Warner Todd Huston


Friday, 25 October 2019

Jimmy Carter – The World Will Run Out of Oil in 2011

Filed under: Economics, Politics, Science — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:33 PM

H/T Tom Souther

Well, it’s eight years later, and not only hasn’t the world run out of oil, but the United States has gone from a net oil importer to an exporter, thanks to technology and the capitalist spirit.


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Monday, 11 July 2016

No TOR for the Masses?

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:50 AM

Recently Techspot India reported that the NSA doesn’t want us civilians using the TOR technology —

NSA classifies Linux Journal readers, Tor and Tails Linux users as “extremists”

Funny how TOR was originally developed by the Naval Research Laboratory and furthered by DARPA. Now that it’s out of the bag, they want to put it back under their exclusive control. Sort of like the internet itself.

Of course, the govvies probably won’t mind too much if political figures with ties to George Soros and the Saudi royal family use it. At least they didn’t seem to mind when a certain former senator turned Secretary of State mishandled classified information on a private home-based server, so I’m guessing that they’ll sign off on corrupt use of the TOR tech as well, just so long as it’s the “right people” using it.

H/T Seth Anderson Bailey


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Wikipedia page for Tor
  2. Wikipedia page for TAILS
  3. Wikipedia page for Dark web

NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 11.7
  2. Reposted –
    1. Extropy UnboundFacebook / WordPress.com
    2. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoLPNM Blog / LPNM Official Facebook page / LPNM Official Facebook group
      2. Bernalillo County, New MexicoLPBC Blog / LPBCNM Official Facebook page / LPBCNM Official Facebook group

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Saturday, 23 August 2014

From the Space for All Foundation — $1000 Libertarian Student Essay Contest

Filed under: Politics, Science, Technology — mikewb1971 @ 6:35 PM

Subject: $1000 Libertarian Student Essay Contest
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 11:25:04 -0700
From: BM-2cX6yauJFsr8ueVDUjNNK4qi6ADrnn1HRQ@bitmessage.ch
To: SpaceforallFoundation@bitmessage.ch

Dear Fellow Libertarian:

Let me take a moment to thank you for all the hard work that you do on behalf of liberty. Unfortunately there is far too much work and too little appreciation! Can I ask a favor? Would you please send the following out to any appropriate lists?

We are a small group of libertarians developing an organization to promote private space travel.

Pie in the sky?

Perhaps. We would really appreciate you letting people know about this contest.

Please let us know if you have any comments or questions.

Sincerely,
Board of Directors
Space for All Foundation


Space for All Foundation Essay Contest

Two Levels and eligibility:

Level I: 4th – 9th Graders
Level II: 10th Grade – College Undergraduates

Entry Deadline: October 30, 2014.

Grand Prize for each level is $1000 in Bitcoins.

There will be one prize (Grand Prize) awarded for each level.

Prizes will be announced by December 20, 2014.

Assume the following:

  1. We are limited to our solar system. No Faster Then Light travel. No wormhole technologies. No time travel. No alternate dimension travel.
  2. We would like the essays to focus on the next 20 years.

Topics for Level I

  1. Why are private space travel and exploration more important then government controlled efforts?
  2. What are the immediate benefits of private space travel as opposed to government space travel?

Topics for Level II

  1. What are the immediate benefits of private space travel as opposed to government space travel?
  2. How would society change with common place private space travel and exploration?

Judging

The winning applicant will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the societal implications of the topics. Essay submissions are evaluated in a fair and unbiased four-round judging process. Judges are founding members of the Space for All Foundation and the essays will be judged in a manner to ensure the anonymity of our participants. The Space for All Foundation checks essays with Ithenticate plagiarism detection software.

Rules

No application is required. The Contest is open to students worldwide. Entrant must be a 4th-9th Grader for Level I and a 10th grade to college undergraduate for Level II. To avoid disqualification the email with the essay must include the following information:

  1. Your name and address.
  2. Your e-mail address.
  3. The name, address and telephone number of your school; (optional) the name of the teacher who assigned the essay, if you are completing it for classroom credit.
  4. Your current grade level.
  5. Topic selected (#1 or #2 from list above).

Level I

  • Essay must be no fewer than 450 and no more than 1,500 words in length.
  • Essay must be emailed no later than October 30, 2014, no later than 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard time. Essay must be emailed to SpaceforallFoundation@bitmessage.ch
  • Essay must be solely the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification. Essays must not infringe on any third party rights or intellectual property of any person, company, or organization. By submitting an essay to this Contest, the entrant agrees to indemnify the Space for All Foundation for any claim, demand, judgment, or other allegation arising from possible violation of someone’s trademark, copyright, or other legally protected interest in any way in the entrant’s essay.
  • Decisions of the judges are final. Employees of the Space for All Foundation, its board of directors and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest. Past first-place winners are not eligible for this contest.
  • All entries become the property of the Space for All Foundation and will not be returned.
  • Winners will be notified via e-mail by December 20, 2014.
  • Winners will be required to provide a picture holding their essay in order to receive any prizes. Contest winners agree to allow the Space for All Foundation to post their name and picture on any affiliated websites. The winning first place essay may be posted in its entirety on any of these websites with full credit given to the author. Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes.

Level II

  • Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length.
  • Essay must be emailed no later than October 30, 2014, no later than 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard time. Essay must be emailed to SpaceforallFoundation@bitmessage.ch
  • Essay must be solely the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification. Essays must not infringe on any third party rights or intellectual property of any person, company, or organization. By submitting an essay to this Contest, the entrant agrees to indemnify the Space for All Foundation for any claim, demand, judgment, or other allegation arising from possible violation of someone’s trademark, copyright, or other legally protected interest in any way in the entrant’s essay.
  • Decisions of the judges are final. Employees of the Space for All Foundation, its board of directors and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest. Past first-place winners are not eligible for this contest.
  • All entries become the property of the Space for All Foundation and will not be returned.
  • Winners will be notified via e-mail by December 20, 2014.
  • Winners will be required to provide a picture holding their essay in order to receive any prizes. Contest winners agree to allow the Space for All Foundation to post their name and picture on any affiliated websites. The winning first place essay may be posted in its entirety on any of these websites with full credit given to the author. Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes.

To Enter

  • Please do not submit duplicate essays!
  • If submitting your essay electronically, you will be sent an email confirming our receipt.
  • If you have not received an e-mail notification within 48 hours, please e-mail SpaceforallFoundation@bitmessage.ch and ask for confirmation.

Comments or Questions

Comments or questions about the essay contests are welcome. Please write to SpaceforallFoundation@bitmessage.ch

Sincerely,
Board of Directors
Space for All Foundation
http://3ayspace4uiyivsz.onion (Requires Tor Browser to see the site)

Home of the Space Lottery


NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 11.5
  2. Reposted –
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    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook

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Saturday, 9 November 2013

The Old “Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer” Scare is Back

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:20 AM

Recently I came across this article on my Facebook feed – Cell Phones Frying Kids Brains

Back in 2008 in the first class of my Intro to Biophotonics course, we calculated the amount of energy it would take for the signal from a cell phone to cause tissue damage.

  1. It generally takes about 8 electron volts (eV) to break a covalent molecular bond (most bonds in the human body are the covalent kind).
  2. The wavelength of a typical cell phone signal is about 1 cm.
  3. Plugging that wavelength into the equation E=(hc)/(λ)

    where

    E is energy
    h is the Planck constant, measured in electron volt seconds (eV*s)
    c is speed of light, measured in meters per second (m/s)
    λ is wavelength, measured in meters (m)

    E = ((4.14×10-15 eV*s)(2.99792458×108 m/s))/(1×10-2 m) = 1.242×10-4 eV

  4. Compare the two

    (8 eV) / (1.242×10-4 eV) = 64412.24

Thus you would need to have 64413 cell phones next to your head to get brain cancer from that type of signal.


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Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Why Sacrifice to Gaia via Recycling?

Filed under: Politics, Science — Tags: , , — weeklysedition @ 5:23 PM

Current mood: annoyed

I recently received this email from the administration via MyCNM

To be in line with CNM’s goal to become more environmentally friendly, the CNM Financial Aid and Scholarship Services office will phase out paper letters and will begin sending e-mail correspondence.  Please check your myCNM account for information from our office.

Sorry, folks, I’m not willing to join the cult of Gaia, nor pay homage to it just on their say-so. When given a choice, I don’t recycle. If the proponents of the practice truly want people in general to adopt it, then they should make it so everyone involved profits from the deal, as opposed to us simply giving our empty bottles, cans and outdated newspapers away upon demand.

See here for the other side of recycling, or here. If you want it in a more colorful fashion, here’s the relevant episode of Penn and Teller’s Bullshit!

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