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#41 NipkowDisc

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:31 AM

Plants convert CO2 into Oxygen, so being a vegetarian actually hurts global warming because they reduce the number of plants on the planet by eating them. lol

anyone with a pet cat knows they like to nibble on house plant leaves if available. a lot of these scientists are probably millennial age twentysomethings which would explain their stupidity...a lot.  :lol: 


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:25 AM

Cats CAN NOT consume plants.  This garbage is not simple stupidity...it's neutron star dense stupidity!

 

 

 

Plants convert CO2 into Oxygen, so being a vegetarian actually hurts global warming because they reduce the number of plants on the planet by eating them. lol


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:20 AM

Is your pet damaging the planet? Feeding cats and dogs a meat-based diet plays a 'significant role in causing global warming', study claims

Feeding our beloved cats and dogs plays a 'significant role in causing global warming', a shocking study has revealed.

Pets have heavily meat-based diets which requires more energy, land and water to produce.

More and more pets are treated as members of the family rather than animals which means they are increasingly eating cuts of meat suitable for humans.

Compared to a plant-based diet, producing meat has greater environmental consequences in terms of erosion, pesticides and waste.

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If anyone needed further proof that this scam has little to do with actual global warming, here is a study that says you better stop feeding your pets meat or else.

 

 

Cats CAN NOT consume plants.  This garbage is not simple stupidity...it's neutron star dense stupidity!

 

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:15 AM

Is your pet damaging the planet? Feeding cats and dogs a meat-based diet plays a 'significant role in causing global warming', study claims

Feeding our beloved cats and dogs plays a 'significant role in causing global warming', a shocking study has revealed.

Pets have heavily meat-based diets which requires more energy, land and water to produce.

More and more pets are treated as members of the family rather than animals which means they are increasingly eating cuts of meat suitable for humans.

Compared to a plant-based diet, producing meat has greater environmental consequences in terms of erosion, pesticides and waste.

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If anyone needed further proof that this scam has little to do with actual global warming, here is a study that says you better stop feeding your pets meat or else.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:12 AM

Karakoram glaciers growing in spite of climate change: Study
A summer 'vortex' of cold air over the Karakoram, a large mountain range spanning the borders of India, Pakistan and China, is causing the glaciers in the region to grow in spite of global warming, scientists say.

Researchers from Newcastle University in the UK have identified a large scale circulation system - or vortex - centered over the Karakoram mountain range.

"Most climate models suggest warming over the whole region in summer as well as in winter," said Fowler.

"However, our study has shown that large-scale circulation is controlling regional variability in atmospheric temperatures, with recent cooling of summer temperatures. This suggests that climate models do not reproduce this feature well," he said.

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Glaciers are growing and the global warming models don't reproduce it, no wonder they have been so wrong with all of their "predictions".


 


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:45 AM

Suppose to be so sensitive, can pick up a communicator on Ceti Alpha V.

 

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Can you hear me now?

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:36 AM

China built the world’s largest telescope, but has no one to run it

China has built a staggeringly large instrument in the remote southern, mountainous region of the country called the Five hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST.  The telescope measures nearly twice as large as the closest comparable facility in the world, the US-operated Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico.

 

Radio telescopes use a large, parabolic dish to collect radio waves from distant sources, such as pulsars and black holes—or even alien civilizations.

According to the South China Morning Post, the country is looking for a foreigner to run the observatory because no Chinese astronomer has the experience of running a facility of such size and complexity. The Chinese Academy of Sciences began advertising the position in western journals and job postings in May, but so far there have been no qualified applicants.

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You should have never listened to those that claim all you have to do is built it and they will come.


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Posted 04 August 2017 - 10:03 PM

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An alien movie fan wants to works at NASA, seems well qualified.

 

Well he could had asked Santa to help defeat the Martians. ;)

 

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 09:38 PM

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An alien movie fan wants to works at NASA, seems well qualified.

 


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:37 AM

Stephen Hawking warns aliens would DESTROY us and conquer Earth if they reach it

The mega-brain said planet Gliese 832c could have alien life, but humans should be wary of making contact.

“One day, we might receive a signal from a planet like this, but we should be wary of answering back,” he said in the documentary, "Stephen Hawkings Favourite Places".

“Meeting an advanced civilization could be like Native Americans encountering Columbus.

 

“That didn’t turn out so well.”

 

He claimed alien life could be “rapacious marauders roaming the cosmos in search of resources to plunder, and planets to conquer and colonize.”

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It's a little late. For the first time ever, NASA beamed a song - The Beatles' "Across the Universe" - directly into deep space at 7 p.m. EST on Feb. 4.

 

 

No big deal, we'll get strong army men to knock their teeth out. :D

 

Funny in "Battleship", which part of the plot is based on Hawking's warning, the aliens (from Gliese 832) has Neanderthal looks and a personality to go with it. Should fit right in. :P

 

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:10 PM

Stephen Hawking warns aliens would DESTROY us and conquer Earth if they reach it

The mega-brain said planet Gliese 832c could have alien life, but humans should be wary of making contact.

“One day, we might receive a signal from a planet like this, but we should be wary of answering back,” he said in the documentary, "Stephen Hawkings Favourite Places".

“Meeting an advanced civilization could be like Native Americans encountering Columbus.

 

“That didn’t turn out so well.”

 

He claimed alien life could be “rapacious marauders roaming the cosmos in search of resources to plunder, and planets to conquer and colonize.”

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It's a little late. For the first time ever, NASA beamed a song - The Beatles' "Across the Universe" - directly into deep space at 7 p.m. EST on Feb. 4.


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:59 PM

The Plan to End Science’s Sexist #Manel Problem

In October 2016, the organizers behind a microbiome conference sent promo materials to some prominent scientists. Elisabeth Bik was one of them. With nearly 12,000 followers, her tweets could help publicize their upcoming event in San Diego. But when she scanned the lineup, she noticed that almost every speaker was a man. Add more women, she suggested—or the conference should expect backlash.

She was right: Biologist Jonathan Eisen—“Guardian of Microbial Diversity,” his Twitter bio says—brought the biased list to the attention of his 46,000 followers with a blog post called "The White Men's Microbiome Congress." The organizers, Kisaco Research, added more female speakers before the conference convened and issued a penitent statement.

Bik, who runs the widely read Microbiome Digest, didn’t raise the alarm at the time. “They looked like they were going to do better," she says, "so I didn't want to make a big stink."

In the past few months, two other high profile science conferences—Starmus and the World Science Festival—have also ignited internet ire for their lack of representation.

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Come to think of it the worst of the fake "scientists" are men, so they do have a point.


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 11:12 AM

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 11:01 AM

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Figure a man's only good for one oath at a time; I took mine to the Confederate States of America. The Searchers --
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This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. Isaac Newton  
 
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2
 
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. President Ronald Reagan
 
In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.  Gen. Robert E. Lee
 
Movies are written in sand: applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. D.W Griffith
 
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen
 
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell
 
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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:28 AM

Bats endangered by wind turbines

 

Numbers have ­plummeted to the point where the bats are now under threat of extinction.

The Government-subsidised bat-killing machines may be to blame. I refer, of course, to wind turbines.

An Exeter University survey of 29 wind farms found that 194 bats a month are killed by the turbines, and this is probably an under-assessment. Extrapolating that finding to all 6,954 of our onshore wind farms would indicate 80,000 bats are killed every year. The survey was published in November 2016.

In the UK, all species of bats are protected by law. If you or I were to harm just one, we could face a prison sentence of up to six months.

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The "environmentalists" have been lying about wind turbines for years and getting away with it, it's too bad your country is finding this out too late. Many dead bats so they can drive an electric car and feel proud.


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:24 AM

California's bullet train is likely to face more environmental hurdles after a high court ruling

California’s high-speed train project is likely to continue to be buffeted by environmental challenges as a result of a decision by the state’s top court.

In a 6-1 ruling last week written by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the California Supreme Court decided that federal rail law does not usurp California’s tough environmental regulation for state-owned rail projects.

The decision has broad significance, lawyers in the case said.

 

It clears the way for opponents of the $64-billion bullet train to file more lawsuits as construction proceeds and also allows Californians to challenge other rail uses, such as the movement of crude oil from fracking.

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There must be an "endangered" species somewhere to stop it, I'm sure they're out looking. This is what they do to all major construction projects.


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:17 AM

People Are Dying For A Space Burial

Business is booming for space burials, with more people dying to be launched into Earth orbit or marooned on the moon as advancements in technology bring their funeral dreams within reach.

Charles Chafer, the CEO of the Houston-based space burial company Celestis, told the Orange County Register his company expects to send up to 500 urns of cremated remains into space this year.

There are different versions — across different price ranges — of the burial, from having a gram of a person’s ashes launched to the moon or deep into outer space, to sending a small amount into low-Earth orbit or high up into the planet’s atmosphere, where air meets space.

According to Chafer, it has become cheaper and easier to send up private payloads, which makes space burials more accessible: “We’re in the tsunami phase of new space activities,” he told the OC Register.

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This sounds like something North Korea could get into, sending their dead into space.


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:08 AM

NASA has a job opening for someone to defend Earth from aliens — and it pays a six-figure salary

Some study infectious diseases and effective treatments. Others ensure that drugs, food, vehicles, or consumer products live up to their claims and don't harm anyone.

But the concerns at NASA's headquarters are, quite literally, extraterrestrial — which is why the space agency now has a job opening for "planetary protection officer."

The gig? Help defend Earth from alien contamination, and help Earth avoid contaminating alien worlds it's trying to explore.

The pay? A six-figure salary, from $124,406 to $187,000 a year, plus benefits.

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They put plaques on probes telling aliens how to find us, but want to pay someone almost $200,000 a year to do nothing.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 12:27 PM

Climate Alarmists Blame Global Warming for Creating ‘Ghost Forests’

In the latest chapter in the ongoing crusade against manmade global warming, alarmists have blamed climate change for the creation of “ghost forests” along the U.S. Atlantic seaboard.

“I think ghost forests are the most obvious indicator of climate change anywhere on the Eastern coast of the U.S.,” said Matthew Kirwan, a professor at Virginia Institute of Marine Science who studies ghost forests. “It was dry, usable land 50 years ago; now it’s marshes with dead stumps and dead trees.”

 

In past months, “global warming” has been blamed for everything from the death of migratory songbirds to the decimation of herds of reindeer to a slump in South American coffee production to a drop in the population of Hawaiian monk seals and even — remarkably — to colder winters.

Yet as the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has noted, many of the recent climatological events and trends “can be explained by the natural variability of the climate system,” without excluding an indeterminate influence from atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases. In the same report, the WMO said that, at this time, researchers have not yet been able to ascertain “the respective roles being played by climate variability and human-induced climate change.”

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Don't try to reason with these people about facts, their minds are made up. I am only waiting for them to blame the upcoming solar eclipse on global warming.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 12:19 PM

U.S. Nuclear Comeback Stalls as Two Reactors Are Abandoned

In a major blow to the future of nuclear power in the United States, two South Carolina utilities said on Monday that they would abandon two unfinished nuclear reactors in the state, putting an end to a project that was once expected to showcase advanced nuclear technology but has since been plagued by delays and cost overruns.

The two reactors, which have cost the utilities roughly $9 billion, remain less than 40 percent built. The cancellation means there are just two new nuclear units being built in the country — both in Georgia — while more than a dozen older nuclear plants are being retired in the face of low natural gas prices.

Originally scheduled to come online by 2018, the V.C. Summer nuclear project in South Carolina had been plagued by disputes with regulators and numerous construction problems. This year, utility officials estimated that the reactors would not begin generating electricity before 2021 and could cost as much as $25 billion — more than twice the initial $11.5 billion estimate.

 

Because they do not generate carbon dioxide emissions, nuclear plants are often seen as a useful tool in battling climate change.

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Why does it seem like every global warming project ends up costing triple what the "experts" projected and ends up doing nothing for the environment?


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