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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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Monday, September 16, 2019
We are fortunate to live in a geologically stable period. In 535 AD, a supervolcano blew away one island in the Philipines creating an 18-month nuclear winter world wide. However, that's small potatoes compared to what this planet has been through. We have enjoyed about 12,000 years of relative comfort after the last period of glaciation. This brief warm period is predicted to go away in another 10,000 years. The further you go back in time, the more extreme some of the events have been, including at least five mass extinctions. One of these was caused by an asteroid strike and another may have been caused by a deadly gamma-ray burst from space. Twice, the planet has frozen solid, covered in a mile or more of ice worldwide. In the very early days of planet Earth, a Mars-sized object hit the Earth scooping out enough material to create the moon.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court late Wednesday gave the Trump administration permission to enforce its toughest restriction yet on asylum seekers at the southern border
As a result, the government can now refuse to consider a request for asylum from anyone who failed to apply for it in another country after leaving home but before coming here. The order means, for instance, that migrants from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador cannot seek asylum in the U.S. if they didn't first ask for it in Mexico.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
National Geographic made a great documentary about the 9/11 attacks called "Inside 9/11 Zero Hour." I made an effort to watch this on youtube every year on September 11, just because I thought it was important to not forget.
The video I used to watch on youtube doesn't seem to be there anymore. There is still video available, but the video quality is not great.
Monday, September 9, 2019
Some people are claiming that the blue shifted light from LED bulbs can cause retina degineration.
Sunday, September 8, 2019
"He and his brother have done more than anybody to fund climate science deniers for decades, so f—him. The Amazon is burning up. I'm glad he's dead, and I hope the end was painful," Maher said.
It is a myth that the Amazon rain forest produces the world's oxygen. Whenever plants are consumed, whether that be by animals or by bacteria due to decay, it takes an equal amount of oxygen to metabolize the plants.
Saturday, September 7, 2019
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Saturday, August 24, 2019
I have seen many videos covering anthropogenic global warming, but this is by far the best one. Patrick Moore says everything I have been saying for years and then some. He does a better job of documenting and graphing the relevant information.
From Alberta's 6th annual "Freedom School" conference, on "Things that Matter: An Agenda for Alberta".
The first 14 minutes are about his background. Then he talks about various environmental issues and finally starts a one hour talk about Climate Change 24 minutes into the video.
Gillette has canceled there SJW commercials, because reportedly they lost 8 billion dollars.
I like it when the free market sends a clear message.
On Aug 23, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Albert Nelms wrote:
On Aug 23, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Albert Nelms wrote:
Get woke, go broke! The video speaks about movie franchises. Interesting to hear the left doesn't mind losing a few billion dollars as long as their SJW agenda is served to the masses.
Friday, August 23, 2019
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Comparing Trump to racists is a poor analogy. Neither Trump nor the vast majority of his followers are against immigrants nor are they against minorities. They are against the lawlessness on the border.
Monday, August 19, 2019
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Friday, August 16, 2019
However, it may be a sign of a much more troubling problem. China has some issues eerily similar to what other Asian countries had just prior to the 1997 Asian financial crisis. That event two decades ago has been analyzed in great detail. It was triggered by a debt default of two companies: Somprasong Land (a major Thai property developer) and Finance One (one of Thailand's largest finance companies). Currency traders began to short the Thai currency, and eventually it broke its peg to the U.S. dollar, resulting in a 40% collapse in value. This steep drop made paying back dollar-denominated loans impossible. Currency weakness spread to South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. All their currencies declined dramatically --between 34% and 83% against the dollar. Equity markets around the world, including the U.S., experienced significant declines
While the trigger was a debt default as financial conditions shifted, the underlying factors had long been in place – these were export-driven economies that had close government co-operation with preferred manufacturers, subsidies, favorable financial deals, massive debt-financed growth and a currency pegged to the U.S dollar. Sound familiar?