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Thursday, 14 April 2022

Solar and Wind Power vs Nuclear Power

Filed under: Politics, Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:52 PM (20:52)

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 @ 3:54 PM (15:54)

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 — mikewb1971 @ 5:08 AM (05:08)

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.


NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Spreely page / Wimkin page
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook page / Spreely page / Wimkin page / WordPress

Monday, 13 April 2020

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

Filed under: Economics, Media, Politics, Science — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:00 PM (19:00)

“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


NOTES

  1. Published in the Albuquerque JournalMonday, 13 April 2020, p. A9 OP-ED “Speak Up!”
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Blogspot / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Flote / Friendica / Gab / Liberty.me / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely / Twitter / VK
    2. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    3. Albuquerque Journal Facebook page
    4. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    5. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    6. Extropy UnboundFacebook / Spreely
    7. KCUF Media — Facebook / Spreely
    8. Libertarians of Gab group
    9. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
    10. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group, Facebook page, Spreely group, Spreely page
    11. Resist Marxism New Mexico Facebook page
    12. Split the State New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    13. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page
    14. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Spreely / Twitter / WordPress
    15. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    16. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    17. Vote the Air NM — Facebook page
    18. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

Why Cover Up a Potential Cure for COVID-19?

Filed under: Media, Politics, Science — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:27 AM (04:27)

A few days ago, I received this link from Tom Taylor of the Albuquerque Tea Party

Covid-19 had us all fooled, but now we might have finally found its secret, by “libertymavenstock”

Here’s the original URL — https://medium.com/@agaiziunas/covid-19-had-us-all-fooled-but-now-we-might-have-finally-found-its-secret-91182386efcb

When you click that link, here’s what you get —

Now it seems that the described course of treatment (basicallly hydroxycholoroquine with zinc) is turning out to . . . actually work.

Why even try to cover it up?


NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Blogspot / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page, profile] / Flote / Friendica / Gab / Liberty.me / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely [page, profile] / Twitter / VK
    2. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group, Spreely group

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Quote of the Day for Sunday, 12 January 2020

Filed under: Politics, Quote of the Day, Science — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:40 PM (23:40)

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


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Flote / Gab / Liberty.Me / Minds / Spreely / Twitter / VK
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress
    3. KCUF Media — Facebook page
    4. The Libertarian Enterprise Facebook group
    5. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page

Friday, 25 October 2019

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

Filed under: Economics, Politics, Science, Viewing — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:42 PM (20:42)

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.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Diaspora* / Facebook / Flote / Minds / Twitter
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Transparent Aluminum — Star Trek Technology is Now Real [Video]

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 2:15 AM (02:15)


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. WikipediaTransparent aluminum

NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Friendica / Gab / Google Plus / Minds / Oneway / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK
    2. Extropy Unbound Facebook page

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Podesta is WRONG on CO2 and Population Growth

Filed under: Politics, Science — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:56 AM (04:56)

On 23 January 2018, the Washington Post ran a rather silly op-ed piece by John Podesta and Timothy E. Wirth titled Women’s rights issues are climate change issues.

Just when you think that the willful insanity of “intersectionality”[1] hasn’t gone far enough, something like this comes along.

In that article, they made the following assertion —

Recent research has reinforced the understanding of the benefits of helping families plan the timing, spacing and number of their children. Brown University researchers showed that slowing population growth can enhance economic outcomes and reduce emissions simultaneously.

To summarize the article, Podesta and Wirth say that slowing population growth will stop or slown down climate change, thus leading to better lives for all, and that’s why the dams holding back the rivers of public money must be torn down.

Still, Podesta and Wirth have it backwards — as per capita wealth and standard of living improve, population growth slows down.

This has been known since the 1990s.

If he’s truly concerned about this, I’m sure they’ll be willing to lead the way on reducing the population and controlling carbon dioxide emissions.

In particular, they can volunteer to stop exhaling so much of the carbon dioxide they think of as a “poison.” Both Podesta and Wirth have already done their bit of pissing in the gene pool, so we’ll have to settle for half a loaf here.

In fact, it seems that while carbon dioxide doesn’t seem to be the planet-killing greenhouse gas that the eco-fascists claim it is, it IS responsible for increased plant growth around the world. That’s not just me spouting off the top of my head here, that’s from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)[2] — one of the “go-to” governmental agencies on the climate-change / global warming “issue,” per the eco-fascists themselves.

As for the population “issue,” I’ve already noted that Podesta and Wirth have done their “damage” (I don’t know what their kids are like, so the quotation marks might be unnecessary), but they still, rather hypocritically in my opinion, insist that OTHER PEOPLE’S lives be publicly managed.

See “The Stork, by Nina Haley (embedded below) for an example of this sort of thinking —

Notice how after the stork-dropped bundles land on the ground, there’s an explosion, followed by babies, houses, and SUVs?

Take a closer look at the instances of when there’s multiple storks flying in formation. Don’t they look something like this?

That’s the U.S. Army Air Corps’ 384th Bomb Group en route to their target during World War II.

How about this one?

Didn’t the storks dropping baby bundles in Haley’s video clip look a bit like those B-17s dropping ordnance?

Basically, the most realistic way to describe the mindset of the population limiters and regulators is the term antihumanist[3] — “humans are basically bad, thus they need to be limited and controlled.”

In conclusion, all I need is mailing addresses for Podesta and Wirth. That way, I’ll know where to send the plastic bags, so that they can lead by example on these “issues.”


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. “Intersectionality” — Infogalactic page, Wikipedia page
  2. Reiny, Samson, “Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Finds.” https://nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/carbon-dioxide-fertilization-greening-earth. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Earth Science News Team, 26 April 2016. Web. 28 January 2018.

    Hogan, James P., Kicking the Sacred Cow. New York: Baen Books [Simon & Schuster]. 2004. p.265.

  3. Zubrin, Robert, “The Population Control Holocaust,” https://thenewatlantis.com/publications/the-population-control-holocaust, The New Atlantis, Spring 2012. Web. 29 January 2018

    See also The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (Wikipedia page)

NOTES

  1. H/T Sean Adl-Tabatabai via Joseph L. Roberts

Sunday, 26 November 2017

About Those Self-Driving Cars . . . .

Filed under: Politics, Resistance, Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:38 PM (20:38)

One question for those reading this —

How many of you remember this commercial from OnStar that aired a few years ago?

There’s plenty more where that came from —

YouTube search: onstar stolen vehicle slowdown

YouTube search: onstar stolen vehicle slowdown commercial

I’m sure that when your car gets stolen or jacked away from you, this sort of thing sounds fantastic.

With that in mind, there is a downside to giving law enforcement this sort of access.

What happens when they have a warrant out for you, for whatever reason (drugs, terrorism, securities, unpaid taxes or fines, bench warrant, use your imagination here)?

If your car has one of these tracking systems built into it, they can go to the dealer, show their paperwork to whoever is working at the service desk, and not only demand a location for your vehicle, but real-time tracking information about it, and have the dealer rep shut it down when they need it shut down.

If you happen to be driving down the road when they give that order and your vehicle “loses” power, it will be your problem, not theirs.

There are ways around this sort of thing — white-hat hackers to the rescue here:

How to disable Onstar without losing bluetooth and without setting error codes

  1. Remove Onstar Module from vehicle.
  2. Remove the 6 T10 screws from the bottom of the Onstar Module.
  3. Pull up on the main board to separate it from the antenna board.
  4. Remove the Male/Male connector that connects the main board to the antenna board.
  5. Drop the main board back in without the Male/Male connector and reinstall the screws.
  6. Reinstall the Onstar Module in the vehicle and enjoy!

No error codes and no Onstar connectivity.

So when self-driving cars and trucks are mass-produced and in use by the general population, what can we expect?

I won’t be surprised if Congress mandates that the manufacturers include a backdoor to the cars’ operating system for law enforcement use. That way when the cops have a warrant for you, they don’t need to swarm (“stack”, in SWAT element parlance) up at your front door and conduct a legalized home invasion[1], they can just hack your car to deliver you to the local station, and lock you inside upon arrival.

And of course, the how-to on that will never, ever get out to the criminal element.

Is there a solution to this?

Yes — insist that you have control over who has access to your vehicle’s operating system and connectivity, so that anyone wanting this level of remote control has to have your explicit, knowing sign-off beforehand.

Or disconnect your car’s autonomous mode, unless that becomes impractical or de facto illegal[2].

Are you going to have that level of control with outfits like OnStar?

And then there’s the issue of operating system vulnerabilities. What sorts of holes will be exploitable by third parties, officially-sanctioned or freelancers?

At least with a cell phone, you can block the signal when you want by putting the phone into a plastic bag, then wrapping the bag with aluminum foil (a Faraday cage). I’m not sure how that would work with a car.

In the mean time, I recommend getting friendly with your local hacker space, 2600 meetup[3], or Linux User Group [LUG].


NOTES

  1. Compare and contrast SWAT “dynamic entry” techniques versus home invasions conducted by the criminal element
  2. I refer to the self-driving cars in Vernor Vinge’s Rainbows End
  3. As of September 2017: Meetup pages / sites, Meetup list
  4. Published in The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 950, 26 November 2017
  5. Approximate reading level – 12
  6. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / FetLife / Gab / Google Plus / Liberty.me / Liberty Society / Minds / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK

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