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    02/11/2018 12:41:13 PM PST · 49 of 50
    dalight to mojito

    I am completely stunned by this reporting from Tablet. And, It is surprising that this angle has been virtually missed by everyone. Good catch. Thanks for the link.


    02/09/2018 3:54:00 PM PST · 36 of 50
    dalight to mojito

    Amazing article. Lots of folks around here aren’t getting it. I am sorry about that. But, this contextualizes all of the running threads and if you consider the source, its is almost as if “The Nation” is posting this. Which has, by the way stepped away from the “we want a police state” line advanced by the Dems right now.

    Awesome find. One of the best Articles written so far. Lee Smith needs to be interviewed by Tucker Carlson

  • Trump ex-aide Bannon agrees to Mueller probe interview, avoiding grand jury

    01/18/2018 6:42:13 AM PST · 24 of 24
    dalight to Coronal

    The reason Bannon agreed to interview rather than Grand Jury is that he can have his lawyer present at interview, not at Grand Jury. Judging from the Congressional thing, this will be done in close coordination with White House. This is what pissed off the “deep stater’s” because they thought there was a split between these two. But, you will notice that Trump is stronger after this book, not weaker. Who is being played? I don’t think this book is at all a “problem” but instead a means of keeping the narrative that had served Trump so well during the first year going, at least long enough for each aspect of the left’s false narrative to be burnt upon the straw men this book creates. This is why Trump has seemingly been fanning the fire of this book rather than do the textbook 101 moves to shut it down. They are now talking a TV series. You will know you the left has really really been played if Trump starts tweeting to help this series get viewers.

  • Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner associate

    11/05/2017 12:33:26 PM PST · 13 of 24
    dalight to Skywise

    I just wondering if they invested in McDonalds or Amazon or CNN? Gees... quick don’t look at that smoking pile of dung in the Democrat party.. someone invested in FaceBook and Twitter.. “OH THE HUMANITY!!!”

  • A New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year’s DNC Hack

    08/10/2017 8:58:51 AM PDT · 14 of 45
    dalight to rjsimmon
    One nit to pick. Transfer rate is in bits per second (bps) vice bytes per second.

    Megabytes per second is correct in this situation. Normally when you buy Internet speed it is calculated in bps or kbps but as speeds have increased it is now being discussed in Mbps. However, you will note that your computer reports speeds in MBytes per second. Thus a 5Mbps connection only yields 625K Bytes per sec. A 22.7 MBps connection would be 180Mbps (megabits) and generally you can't buy more than a 100Mbps Fiberoptics connection unless you are in the NOC.

  • Natalia Veselnitskaya a Democrat plant?

    07/12/2017 5:59:08 PM PDT · 50 of 82
    dalight to HarleyLady27

    Interesting article that lays this out very well.. and it is stunning. MUST READ.

    Curiousor and Curiousor – Natalia Veselnitskaya Pictured With Obama Officals in DC on June 14th, 2016…

    Shows John Kerry meeting with the Father-in-Law of Emin Agalorov in May 2016. How Veselnitskaya visa hearing was the same day as this meeting and her parole was spirited along by Preet Bharara (fired by Trump) and Obama’s ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul who is also Veselnitskaya’s friend. mmmmm....

  • Scientists solve 400-year-old mystery of Prince Rupert's drops

    05/09/2017 1:33:41 PM PDT · 41 of 44
    dalight to Ancesthntr

    Many of the properties of Prince Rupert’s drop are due to unique properties of glass that are not shared by lead or tungsten. Rather, the lead would yield and release the stored compressive forces due to the shape and cooling that occur in this glass. Lead will still be lead and tungsten will still be tungsten. Glass is significantly stronger than steel or titanium. The theoretical limit for glass 2.6 million psi! But in common situations the normal tensile strength is set at 10,000 psi. Much much less. This is because glass is brittle. The smoother the surface the more stress it can take.

  • Scientists solve 400-year-old mystery of Prince Rupert's drops

    05/09/2017 1:19:04 PM PDT · 35 of 44
    dalight to Red Badger

    This just gets at the ridiculousness of Metric measures.

    The metric unit for force is a Pascal. This is a stunningly small amount of force. One Newton per Square Meter. So, one atmosphere of pressure which for most people is not a very familiar measure (kind of like a furlong per fortnight) is equal to 101,000 Pascals. This is why Mega-Pascals are used for many situations needing to be described in the “real world” however, this unit kind of sucks for that purpose too.. because 1 Megapascal = approx. 145 psi. So your normal water pressure in your pipes should be 80 psi or less. That is .5517 Megapascals. Arrg. Or 552 Kilopascals. Argg again. The concept was to avoid conversion constants in basic units.. but this is a hopeless idea. What you get is a series of wrong sized units that are not practical for human usage. So you still end up multiplying and dividing and applying many more conversions.

    Science designed by a committee and enforced by the mouth of a gun. One wonders if the whole global warming hoax would have been possible without the forced introduction of Metric units to make people unable to estimate anything but the most basic units in their heads. When we get to beams and strength of materials this issue makes the most brilliant scientist liable to huge errors due to slipped decimal places.

    To get a quick idea of this problem.. it would seem that 8 chicken feathers would produce about 1 pascal of force on sensitive enough scale. But, this might be in error.. because these calculations need to be worked at e-5 scales. A chicken feather is 0.0082 grams approx. So, a 9.8 Meters per second squared conversion might be needed to convert grams into newtons. Fun. Yes. this was designed by the French to be easier. SO my question is 0.8 chicken feathers? 8 chicken feathers or 80 equal to one pascal?

  • Why Is General Mattis Nominating the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’s Stooge’?

    03/09/2017 1:53:04 PM PST · 1 of 20
    This is mystifying except we have seen several other Trump appointees keeping Obama hold-overs of the worst sort. This nomination should be withdrawn on general principles of OMG.. what a mess this person created in Egypt!!! Why would we want more of that?
  • Platform of Wednesday’s International Women’s Strike Calls for ‘Decolonization of Palestine’

    03/07/2017 9:23:09 PM PST · 1 of 56
    The companies that are supporting this need to be informed. This isn't a feel good virtue signaling moment. Seriously, these people are enemies of America.
  • 13 out-of-office replies to use when joining the Women's Strike

    03/07/2017 9:14:02 PM PST · 77 of 81
    dalight to 2ndDivisionVet

    That would be good news, I will check another tomorrow. These people are idiots.

    Why would they want to get into bed with these people:

    “Platform of the Women’s Strike calls for Decolonization of Israel.”

  • 13 out-of-office replies to use when joining the Women's Strike

    03/07/2017 4:35:12 PM PST · 34 of 81
    dalight to 2ndDivisionVet

    Just walked out of a Panda Express that had a sign on its door that they will be closing on the 8th for the Strike. I told the guy running the place my strike (against Panda Express) won’t be ending for years. I hope he is happy. But, frankly, this should be the fate of any business who decides to mix politics with my meal.

  • Breitbart employees threaten exit over Yiannopoulos

    02/20/2017 5:52:27 PM PST · 49 of 126
    dalight to Secret Agent Man

    The sad thing about this is that these folks just discovered the Milo was a homosexual. He is telling a truth about his life and this conflicts with the “Will & Grace” lies that Hollywood spins out. Breitbart loved this guy when he was causing the “right” sort of trouble, but now all of the sudden they have to deal with the reality of a human being. Milo is telling a deep truth about the connection between older men and boys in the homosexual community. And, frankly we are on the path for this crap to be legalized, because no one is willing to deal with this honestly. It is just part of the homosexual - sexualization process. And, our society has completely stuck its head in the ground about this, and the result is that when someone dares to utter the truth, “Off with their head.” Well, thats the way it goes.

    The world of PC realities verses real realities. This sucks for Milo because in point of fact, he has been betrayed for being himself. Now, it was “unwise” to the extreme saying what he said, but this is the very thing that Breitbart put him forward to do. “Just say anything.”

    This is an Alinsky attack, and for that reason alone Breitbart has to retain him. Then they have to deal with the fact they have been fronting him. This is done by dealing openly with how each new generation of homosexuals comes into being. It isn’t “born that way.” That is a huge lie and people keep it up by trashing the guys like Milo who actually start explaining how they got to where they are.

    It isn’t going to be pretty. It isn’t pretty. But, thats how we got here in a society that has no clue what truth even looks like. Making ugly things pretty enough for folks to forget that they are ugly. If those folks want to walk out.. I guess they need to go. Milo will have to do his own soul searching, but in the end, this dose of reality might be the very best thing for him. A chance to step back and reconsider some things, and perhaps make some better choices.

    I pray for his soul. Milo has to be told, and acknowledge that “no, this isn’t a good idea.” And, then he needs to share his story and come to grips with the world that lied to him. Then he can talk about the LAWS that prevent him from seeking any assistance and prevent any provider of assistance from helping him with dealing with the trauma he has started to share. These are hideous times.

  • Pro-Trump Singer Joy Villa Talks 'Overwhelming Support,' Hitting Top 10 Thanks to Grammys Dress

    02/17/2017 8:03:51 PM PST · 1 of 62
    Amazingly, Billboard writes a balanced article with actual reporting.
  • Carlson Takes On Radical Who Says ‘Milo A Fascist, Must Be Stopped By Any Means Necessary’

    02/14/2017 12:34:30 AM PST · 4 of 50
    dalight to 2ndDivisionVet

    Something she said just struck me as matching the face she was making..

    “You gotta nip it, in the bud!”

  • Mattis unhappy over travel ban, drafting list of names of military interpreters to be admitted

    01/31/2017 12:27:13 AM PST · 28 of 93
    dalight to 2ndDivisionVet

    This is why I called quits on Hot Air. Allahpundit is just unbearable. There are better sites out there.

  • The Genetics of Politics | Liberals vs. Conservatives

    01/22/2017 9:37:45 PM PST · 5 of 5
    dalight to tbw2

    This guy almost apologizes for his shadow, but among his weasel words, he manages to actually explain r/K in terms of human behavior without calling up ideas of Social Darwinism that you seem to be channeling.

    Do Fathers Matter: What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked.

    This guy is from the Left, but manages to cover all of the bases and put paid to the tropes of Feminist Dogma just the same.

    SF & NF types will exist as long as humanity and no.. they will not self-select out of the breeding pool because these are emergent or epigenetic aspects. Read the above book. It explains this in terms of the current science rather than the flawed version Molyneux (who is a good guy and fairly reliable) is sharing. SJW is a thought process not a biology. Its like saying people who are interested in Politics have this or that characteristic. The whole concept is lame. SJW is a product of the American School System and our current POP culture that rewards these behaviors.

  • The Genetics of Politics | Liberals vs. Conservatives

    01/22/2017 7:40:32 PM PST · 3 of 5
    dalight to tbw2

    If this was an issue of Genetics, then the trend we have seen would be hopeless. Fortunately, this theory especially as presented by Molyneux is about Epigenetics rather than Genetics as people commonly understand this. Nevertheless, even if this was the case, then the trend to “Socialism” would be baked into the population as a response to the events of the previous generation, rather than any education or information that either side might support. This is clearly flawed.

    r & K are reproductive strategies based on animal behavior rather than human behavior. The instinctual basis for this tie indeed exists, but how we interpret and act upon these urges is not fixed. Nevertheless, a better match can be found by fitting “Progressive” vs “Conservative” politics in Myers-Briggs T vs. F - Thinking vs. Feeling type which has been noted frequently when describing how “Progressives” vs. “Conservatives” interpret information. There is some cross-over between “r” vs. “K” and MBTI “T” vs “F” and there is evidence that MBTI primary function preference is Epigenetically or Birth environment determined because this basic preference is essentially fixed and develops within the first year of life.

    However, we are not confined to the limits imposed by MBTI or r/K or any of these models which are about bias and preference. Humans are unchained by the shackles of pure instinct by their amazing ability to operate in worlds of ideas and concepts. Tom Wolfe passionately argues that Darwin got it wrong in his argument that Mankind evolved from Apes. He isn’t arguing that Homo Erectus didn’t, but that Mankind is something that is a different class of animal that evolution cannot explain, but rather contradicts. Instead, Mankind developed and has been shaped by the emergence of Language itself.

    The Kingdom of Speech - Tom Wolfe

  • Explosion Injures Six at Ohio’s Stuart Station

    01/13/2017 9:26:13 AM PST · 46 of 50
    dalight to Little Bill

    This unit is controlled by a huge analog computer that about half the size of a basketball court. It is possible to cook the secondary superheater or the high temperature reheater section which will get you popped boiler tubes.

    But, when it comes down to it.. start-up is very different from operation in these units. But, I never actually had any training on this just the same so I don’t have a clue about the tricks or the challenges.

  • Explosion Injures Six at Ohio’s Stuart Station

    01/13/2017 8:25:46 AM PST · 44 of 50
    dalight to VTenigma

    Vtengma wrote: “That will probably work out as well as New England buying from Hydro Quebec, $.38 a Kwh. National average is $.09”

    Ouch! Yes, this was Obama’s plan.