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“A treeless, gift-free Christmas, where little or no travel is involved, and money usually spent on gifts is donated to an environmental charity, would be the ideal. If you can’t face Christmas without presents, then environmental considerations should be paramount when choosing what to give – not necessarily what to buy. If we are to overcome the environmental catastrophe and reverse the colossal ecological damage, greed, selfishness and excess must come to an end, replaced by simplicity and sufficiency – and a new environmental consciousness urgently cultivated, at Christmas and throughout the year…” >>
Join us for what promises to be one of the deepest and most profound conversations we’ve had in our Science Salon series as Dr. Thorne reflects on his life and career in theoretical physics, his pursuit of the detection of the long-elusive gravitational waves through the LIGO detector, his relationship and bet with Stephen Hawking, how he came to consult on Carl Sagan’s Contact and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, his curious work on black holes, wormholes, and time travel, and what it’s like to go to Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize.
Discussion in the main lecture hall at the École de Physique des Houches (Les Houches Physics School), 1972. From left, Yuval Ne’eman, Bryce DeWitt, Kip Thorne. (Photo by A. T. Service (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.)
New Yellowstone earthquake swarm: Fears for deadly SUPERVOLCANO ERUPTION after 12 quakes in one day and specialists say the volcano is under strain
The largest and most dangerous volcano in the United States is suddenly experiencing dozens of small earthquakes, most only minutes apart, and experts are suddenly getting concerned that the Yellowstone Super-Volcano may be heading toward an eruption. It is UNDER STRAIN, they say! Yellowstone has been hit by 12 small earthquakes today. All of today’s […]
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On January 29, 1982, the Father of the Nuclear Navy, Admiral Hyman Rickover, testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress on the Hazards of Nuclear. Rickover was probably the single most influential person over our government’s involvement and the heightened productions of nuclear government contract productions during the Cold War. That is why his quote below is so jaw-dropping:
“I’ll be philosophical. Until about two billion years ago, it was impossible to have any life on earth; that is, there was so much radiation on earth you couldn’t have any life – fish or anything. Gradually, ab out two billion years ago, the amount of radiation on this planet and probably in the entire system reduced and made it possible for some form of life to begin, and it started in the seas, I understand from what I’ve read, and that amount of radiation has been gradually decreasing because all radiation has a half-life, which means ultimately there will be no radiation.
(TFC Op-ed) – I hate to be the one to break this to the American populace, but reports of school shootings in the news should’ve stopped shocking the nation years ago. It’s old news. It’s time to move on to the next trendy news item. Look, gentle American, the United States is the embodiment of […]Source: If You’re Shocked by School Shootings, You Don’t Understand America
President Trump on Sunday said Russians are “laughing their asses off” in Moscow and urged Americans to “get smart.”
“If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams,” he tweeted.
“They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!”
By Dave Hodges
February 18th, 2018
The esteemed Admiral Harry Harris, recently nominated for the ambassador’s position in Australia, has issued a strong warning about Chinese military intentions. This is the stuff that World War III is based upon.
by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog,
The US federal debt has again been on the move, as of mid-week up to a fresh record of $20.7 trillion. But, really, without some sort of reference point, what does that mean?
Typically, the metrics of total debt or federal debt divided by GDP (Gross Domestic Product or the total value of goods produced and services provided in the US annually) are used (chart below). Still, that’s a bit ethereal to most folks.
So, I thought I’d make this simpler. The chart below shows federal debt (red line) versus total full time employees (blue line) since 1970. Clearly, debt has surged since 2000 and particularly since 2008 versus decelerating net full time jobs growth. The number of full time employees is economically critical as, generally speaking, only these jobs offer the means to be a home buyer or build savings and wealth in a consumer driven economy. Part time employment generally offers only subsistence level earnings.