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  • Q ~ Trust Trump's Plan ~ 03/03/2024 Vol.488, Q Day 2318

    03/03/2024 12:36:23 PM PST · by ransomnote · 92 replies ^ | 3/3/2024 | FReeQs, FReepers, LurQers and Vanity
    On X Q has reminded us repeatedly that together, we are strong. As the false "narrative" is destroyed and the divisive machinery put in place by the Deep State fails, the fact that patriotism has no skin color or political party is exposed for all to see. 3038 Mar 12, 2019 2:55:14 PM EDTQ !!mG7VJxZNCI ID: 4fe510 No. 5643022>Decide for yourself (be free from outside opinion).>Decide for yourself (be objective in your conclusions).>Decide for yourself (be true in your own beliefs).>Decide for yourself (be open to following the facts).>Decide for yourself (be strong in defending your beliefs).>Decide for yourself (be...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - A Total Solar Eclipse Close-Up in Real Time

    03/03/2024 12:08:37 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    NASA ^ | 3 Mar, 2024 | Video Credit & Copyright: Jun Ho Oh (KAIST, HuboLab); Music: Flowing Air by Mattia Vlad Morleo
    Explanation: How would you feel if the Sun disappeared? Many eclipse watchers across the USA surprised themselves in 2017 with the awe that they felt and the exclamations that they made as the Sun momentarily disappeared behind the Moon. Perhaps expecting just a brief moment of dusk, the spectacle of unusually rapid darkness, breathtakingly bright glowing beads around the Moon's edge, shockingly pink solar prominences, and a strangely detailed corona stretching across the sky caught many a curmudgeon by surprise. Many of these attributes were captured in the featured real-time, three-minute video of 2017's total solar eclipse. The video frames...
  • Monster blizzard causes mayhem on the roads as California and Nevada are battered by 190 mph winds - with highways closed due to collisions

    03/03/2024 3:59:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/03/24 | James Gordon
    A powerful blizzard that a meteorologist described as being 'as bad as it gets' howled in the Sierra Nevada mountains with wind gusts as strong as 190mph in the Lake Tahoe region, closing a long stretch of Interstate 80 and a 75-mile section of U.S. 395 in Northern California, forcing ski resorts to shut down, leaving thousands of homes without power. More than 10 feet of snow was expected at higher elevations creating a 'life-threatening concern' for residents near Lake Tahoe and blocking travel on the key east-west freeway. Blizzard conditions along I-80 saw hundreds trapped in their vehicles overnight,...
  • If you kill someone in your sleep, are you a murderer? When is sleepwalking a defence? Matthew Blake investigates the mysterious phenomenon of sleep murder (The next insanity defense)

    03/02/2024 7:36:32 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 2, 2024 | Matthew Blake
    …Kenneth Parks was found not guilty of murder and attempted murder. His defence was sleepwalking, or non-insane automatism as part of a presumed episode of somnambulism. Kenneth returned to normal life and went on to have six children….Did Kenneth Parks use the sleepwalking defence to get away with the perfect murder? If you murder someone while sleepwalking, are you guilty or not guilty? If your eyes are open but your brain is still asleep, did you intend to commit a crime or not? … One in three adults have symptoms of insomnia, and around 22% of us sleepwalk, frequently walking...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Odysseus on the Moon

    03/02/2024 2:06:50 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | 2 Mar, 2024 | Image Credit: Intuitive Machines
    Explanation: Methalox rocket engine firing, Odysseus' landing legs absorb first contact with the lunar surface in this wide-angle snapshot from a camera on board the robotic Intuitive Machines Nova-C moon lander. Following the landing on February 22, broken landing legs, visible in the image, ultimately left the lander at rest but tilted. Odysseus' gentle lean into a sloping lunar surface preserved the phone booth-sized lander's ability to operate, collect solar power, and return images and data to Earth. Its exact landing site in the Moon's far south polar region was imaged by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Donated by NASA, the...
  • How the world will end: Terrifying graphic reveals the gruesome fate of every planet when the Sun dies

    03/02/2024 5:08:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/02/24 | Wiliam Hunter
    From the AI apocalypse to a full-blown nuclear war, it seems that there is an almost endless list of things that might cause the end of the world. But, if those terrifying fates gest us, there is one doomsday event that Earth can't avoid. A terrifying graphic reveals how the Sun will grow into a vast 'red giant' star, becoming so large that it will be the end of the solar system as we know it. Although this might seem utterly petrifying, you don't need to start worrying just yet. Dr Edward Bloomer, senior astronomer at Royal Observatory Greenwich, said:...
  • Study Finds Majority Of Patients With Long COVID Were Vaccinated

    03/01/2024 7:15:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 03/01/2024 | Megan Redshaw
    A recent study found that the majority of patients who suffered from long COVID during a time when vaccines and antiviral treatments were widely available were vaccinated.(SARMDY/Shutterstock)The observational study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, researchers interviewed 390 people in Thailand who contracted COVID-19 during the “fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic” when the omicron variant was dominant. Patients were followed by phone from three months after their diagnosis for a year to monitor their physical condition, mental health, sleep disturbances, and quality of life.Out of 390 people with COVID-19, 377 (97 percent) were vaccinated, 383 (98 percent) underwent...
  • This Is Stupid Beyond Belief: Your Inhalers and EpiPens Aren’t Very Healthy for the Environment

    03/01/2024 6:56:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/01/2024 | David Strom
    Not every environmentalist is stupid, and many are trying to accomplish desirable goals. They aren't the ones you hear about, and with good reason. Pursuing a reasonable policy rationally and persuasively isn't particularly newsworthy. My father, for instance, has been deeply involved in efforts to find common ground between ranchers in the West and preservationists trying to protect every square inch of land and keep it pristine--an obviously dumb idea. It is a fool's errand because almost all environmental activists are insane, but I admire his persistence. And, as he pointed out, there have been a few successful compromises over...
  • Covid-19: Do Newly Released Documents Provide a Smoking Gun for the Lab Leak Theory?

    03/01/2024 6:46:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/01/2024 | John Sexton
    Nicolas Wade is the former NY Times science writer who has become a major proponent of the lab leak theory. Back in May 2021 he wrote a lengthy post on Medium in which he argued that the lab leak theory was plausible despite efforts to brand it a conspiracy theory. As Wade saw it at the time, the evidence for a lab leak was very strong if not conclusive.Last month Wade returned with a piece in City Journal arguing that some newly released documents provided further evidence in support of a lab leak. Ed had the story in the headlines...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Odysseus and The Dish

    03/01/2024 2:24:35 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | 1 Mar, 2024 | Image Credit & Copyright: John Sarkissian (ATNF Parkes Radio Observatory)
    Explanation: Murriyang, the CSIRO’s Parkes Radio Telescope, points toward a nearly Full Moon in this image from New South Wales, Australia, planet Earth. Bathed in moonlight, the 64 meter dish is receiving weak radio signals from Odysseus, following the robotic lander's February 22 touch down some 300 kilometers north of the Moon's south pole. The landing of Odysseus represents the first U.S. landing on the Moon since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. Odysseus' tilted orientation on the lunar surface prevents its high-gain antenna from pointing toward Earth. But the sensitivity of the large, steerable Parkes dish significantly improved the...
  • NMDOH recommends COVID-19 booster for ages 65 and older (New Mexico)

    03/01/2024 1:18:28 PM PST · by CedarDave · 22 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 29, 2024 | Journal Staff Report
    The New Mexico Department of Health is encouraging people 65 or older to get an updated dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new recommendation. Immunocompromised people can already receive additional doses, per previous CDC recommendations. NMDOH Chief Medical Officer Miranda Durham said most COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations last year were in the 65-plus demographic. “An additional vaccine dose can provide added protection that may have decreased over time for those at highest risk,” Durham said in Thursday news release.
  • Could drying the stratosphere help cool the planet?

    03/01/2024 4:28:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Yes, but only to a small degree. While human-caused carbon dioxide emissions are by far the most important driver of climate change, water vapor is actually the most abundant greenhouse gas, and is responsible for about half of Earth's natural greenhouse effect – the one that keeps our planet habitable. Now, as scientists explore ways to address the impacts of climate change by removing excess heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and by reflecting sunshine back into space, one group of researchers has asked the question: Could removing some water vapor from the atmosphere also help mitigate climate change? This...
  • 36 progressive House Dems vote against bipartisan green energy bill (nuclear energy development)

    03/01/2024 2:48:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 2/29/24 | Thomas Catenacci
    Three dozen progressive House Democrats, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., voted against a bipartisan bill that would streamline the federal permitting process for nuclear energy development. The House passed the so-called Atomic Energy Advancement Act — which was authored by Reps. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., and Diana DeGette, D-Colo. — in a 365-36 vote Wednesday evening, with 199 Republicans and 166 Democrats voting in favor. However, all 36 nay votes were cast by progressive Democrats who have pushed green energy and, in the case of Ocasio-Cortez, pushed the Green New Deal. "Nuclear power delivers reliable, affordable, and clean energy to...
  • The Latest Incredible Discoveries At The Pompeiian Village Of Afragola Change Everything [8:03]

    02/29/2024 10:55:03 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 13, 2024 | Discovery Future
    Most of us are familiar with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, and Stabiae. But did you know that this was not the first time that Vesuvius unleashed its fury on the surrounding lands? Centuries before, around 2000 BC, another massive eruption buried a Bronze Age village in Italy, preserving it in volcanic ash and mud. This village is known as Afragola.In this video, we will show you how archaeologists and scientists uncovered the secrets of this fascinating site.You will discover how ancient plants helped reveal the season of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Julius Caesar and Leap Days

    02/29/2024 12:43:11 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | 29 Feb, 2024 | Image Credit & License: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Wikimedia
    Explanation: In 46 BC Julius Caesar reformed the calendar system. Based on advice by astronomer Sosigenes of Alexandria, the Julian calendar included one leap day every four years to account for the fact that an Earth year is slightly more than 365 days long. In modern terms, the time it takes for the planet to orbit the Sun once is 365.24219 mean solar days. So if calendar years contained exactly 365 days they would drift from the Earth's year by about 1 day every 4 years and eventually July (named for Julius Caesar himself) would occur during the northern hemisphere...
  • [Mars Helicopter] Ingenuity Won’t Fly Again Because It’s Missing a Rotor Blade 🔴

    02/29/2024 8:58:03 AM PST · by Ezekiel · 21 replies
    Universe Today ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2024 | MARK THOMPSON
    Ingenuity has been the first aerial vehicle on another world. NASA announced the end of the Martian helicopter’s life at the end of its 72nd flight. During the flight there had been a problem on landing and, following the incident a few photos revealed chips in one of the rotor blades but nothing too serious. New images have been revealed that show the craft is missing one of its rotor blades entirely! >>>On 11 Feb, NASA used the black and white navigation camera to record a video showing the shadow of the rotors turning. It was an ingenious idea by...
  • New York Strives For "Climate Justice"

    02/29/2024 6:14:31 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 28 Feb, 2024 | Francis Menton
    In 2019, New York enacted a Climate Act, imposing on the citizens various legal mandates for greenhouse gas emissions reductions and net zero targets, the most immediate of which is a mandate of 70% of electricity production from zero-carbon-emissions sources by 2030. The official title of the Act is actually the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. I’ve written a lot about portions of the Act dealing with reducing carbon emissions. Those portions are completely delusional, but at least they ostensibly have something to do with protecting the world’s climate. And then there is this “Community Protection” piece. What is...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Shades of Night

    02/28/2024 12:48:43 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | 28 Feb, 2024 | Image Credit & Copyright: Dario Giannobile
    Explanation: How does the sky turn dark at night? In stages, and with different characteristic colors rising from the horizon. The featured image shows, left to right, increasingly late twilight times after sunset in 20 different vertical bands. The picture was taken last month in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, in the direction opposite the Sun. On the far left is the pre-sunset upper sky. Toward the right, prominent bands include the Belt of Venus, the Blue Band, the Horizon Band, and the Red Band. As the dark shadow of the Earth rises, the colors in these bands are caused by direct...
  • Can the Ketogenic Diet Treat Mental Illness?

    02/28/2024 11:59:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    MEDPAGE TODAY ^ | February 22, 2024 | Jennifer Henderson
    — Reports are promising, but rigorous trials are needed, experts sayThe ketogenic diet has long been known for its use in treatment-resistant epilepsy, but attention is now turning to its potential benefits in mental illness as well. Could something as simple as a diet actually improve notoriously difficult-to-treat conditions including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia? The evidence to date has been less rigorous than gold-standard randomized controlled trials. But new studies are underway, and more clinicians are keen to explore reports of patientsopens in a new tab or window whose psychiatric conditions improved when they adhered to a...
  • Should IVF clinics divest themselves of Pornography? (sperm retrieval)

    02/28/2024 9:10:06 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    National Library of Medicine ^ | Timothy F. Murphy
    Some commentators object to the way in which fertility clinics make pornography available to men as an aid to masturbation when those men produce sperm for evaluation, storage or IVF. These objections typically rely on claims that pornography is generally harmful to women, unnecessary and dissociates sexual acts from conception. In light of these objections, certain commentators want fertility clinics to divest themselves of pornography… …Both the porn industry and sperm retrieval are predicated on metaphorical surrogacy. In both cases, a substitute takes the place of a human body and thereby severs the ancient link between orgasm in intercourse and...