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#581 hamradio

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 11:37 PM

Scientists plan to march on Washington — but where will it get them?

A few months from now, thousands of scientists will leave their labs and take to the streets to rally on behalf of publicly funded, openly communicated, evidence-based research.

At least, that's the vision of the organizers of the March for Science, which is slated to take place on April 22 — Earth Day.

Conceived in the wake of the successful Women's March on Washington, and galvanized by recent news that President Trump's administration was instructing government researchers not to communicate with the public, the plan includes a march in the District and dozens of satellite demonstrations. So far, marches are in the planning stages in more than 100 cities in at least 11 countries.

 

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These "scientists" will be marching to keep the scam going and the money flowing, and now they are turning to political protest out of desperation. It actually proves who they are, activists who lie to get public funding for their political causes.

 

 

Hope it doesn't get violent.

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 11:30 PM

Scientists plan to march on Washington — but where will it get them?

A few months from now, thousands of scientists will leave their labs and take to the streets to rally on behalf of publicly funded, openly communicated, evidence-based research.

At least, that's the vision of the organizers of the March for Science, which is slated to take place on April 22 — Earth Day.

Conceived in the wake of the successful Women's March on Washington, and galvanized by recent news that President Trump's administration was instructing government researchers not to communicate with the public, the plan includes a march in the District and dozens of satellite demonstrations. So far, marches are in the planning stages in more than 100 cities in at least 11 countries.

 

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These "scientists" will be marching to keep the scam going and the money flowing, and now they are turning to political protest out of desperation. It actually proves who they are, activists who lie to get public funding for their political causes.


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 09:20 PM

Savvy NASA is Giving Super Bowl Fans a Glimpse of Mars At Discovery Green

NASA is taking advantage of the fact that the Super Bowl is right here in Houston by setting up a ride that blasts people to Mars and then hurtles them back to terra firma, right here in Houston.

Well, via a simulation, that is.

NASA partnered with the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee to put together "Future Flight," a Six Flags Astroworld-reminiscent tower drop ride equipped with a virtual reality simulation that lets people pretend they're on a journey to the Red Planet.

The participants are actually strapped to chairs, sporting pairs of heavy goggles and being lifted up a six-story tower constructed in the middle of downtown's Discovery Green, just before being summarily dropped, but they're seeing Mars through their virtual reality headsets.

 

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I have a feeling this is the closest thing to being on Mars for a long, long time.

 

how many Gs to they take? :lol:


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 01:19 PM

Savvy NASA is Giving Super Bowl Fans a Glimpse of Mars At Discovery Green

NASA is taking advantage of the fact that the Super Bowl is right here in Houston by setting up a ride that blasts people to Mars and then hurtles them back to terra firma, right here in Houston.

Well, via a simulation, that is.

NASA partnered with the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee to put together "Future Flight," a Six Flags Astroworld-reminiscent tower drop ride equipped with a virtual reality simulation that lets people pretend they're on a journey to the Red Planet.

The participants are actually strapped to chairs, sporting pairs of heavy goggles and being lifted up a six-story tower constructed in the middle of downtown's Discovery Green, just before being summarily dropped, but they're seeing Mars through their virtual reality headsets.

 

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I have a feeling this is the closest thing we get to being on Mars for a long, long time.


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 01:11 PM

POLITIFACT: California Has The Nation’s Highest Poverty Rate

This week, State Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes called poverty California’s No. 1 priority during a forum of legislative leaders in Sacramento.

Mayes, who represents parts of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, claimed the state’s poverty rate is higher than any state in the nation when considering factors such as cost-of-living.

"If you look at the official poverty measure in California, we’re about average with the rest of the country," Mayes said. "But if you use the supplemental poverty measure, we are in the lead. We have the highest poverty rate in the nation -- higher than New Mexico, higher than any of the southern states, Louisiana, Alabama, higher than Idaho."

 

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California has the most polluted environment, and also has the highest poverty rate in the country. What an amazing job the Democrats have done to that state, when they control the whole thing. No wonder we suffered under Obama for 8 years.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:36 PM

sharks got 'em.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:10 PM

The official measure of poverty today is indeed historically high. For the past several years, about 15 percent of Americans have been poor according to this measure. There have been only a couple of occasions in the past half-century when the official rate has reached that level.

 

All thanks to Obama. Anyone who goes golfing all the time instead of working shouldn't expect much to improve, and it didn't.

Over the last 25 years the poverty rate has bounced between 11% and 15%.

It went up to 15% at the close of the Great Recession and in 2015 was down

to 13.5%. Your idiotic obsession with Obama's golfing has nothing to do with

the poverty rate. 


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 01:49 PM

Forests 'held their breath' during global warming hiatus, research shows

Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, 'held their breath' during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has shown.

The international study examined the full extent to which these vital ecosystems performed as a carbon sink from 1998-2012 - the most recent recorded period of global warming slowdown.
 
The study shows that, during extended period of slower warming, worldwide forests 'breathe in' carbon dioxide through photosynthesis, but reduced the rate at which they 'breathe out'—or release the gas back to the atmosphere.

The team believes the crucial study offers a significant breakthrough for future climate modelling, which is used to predict just how different ecosystems will respond to rising global temperatures.

 

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Someone had been watching too many Lord of The Rings movies. The trees held their breath to save us from global warming, who would ever believe this nut.
 


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 03:52 AM

The poverty rate rose under Bush I, fell quite a bit under

Clinton, rose somewhat under Bush II, rose in the early

years of Obama, but fell later on. It's a mixed bag. Clueless

to say that everyone became poorer under Obama.

 

The official measure of poverty today is indeed historically high. For the past several years, about 15 percent of Americans have been poor according to this measure. There have been only a couple of occasions in the past half-century when the official rate has reached that level.

 

All thanks to Obama. Anyone who goes golfing all the time instead of working shouldn't expect much to improve, and it didn't.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 04:16 PM

The poverty rate rose under Bush I, fell quite a bit under

Clinton, rose somewhat under Bush II, rose in the early

years of Obama, but fell later on. It's a mixed bag. Clueless

to say that everyone became poorer under Obama.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:49 AM

We all got poorer after 8 years of Obama, i think he took two years off of my life.

 

I have some flexibility in my budget (so far) and most of what I want to do in life accomplished.  Won't give the globalist the satisfaction so for now I'll just.....

 

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:28 AM

We all got poorer after 8 years of Obama, i think he took two years off of my life.

 

Well that's one thing we can thank him for. :D


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:23 AM

but doan poverty-stricken people's diets vary???

 

how can they know that? :huh:

 

We all got poorer after 8 years of Obama, i think he took two years off of my life.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:21 AM

Study: Standing up straight could help depression

Results of a new study suggest depressed people can improve their condition by standing up straighter.

Good posture benefits people with mild to moderate depression, according to researchers at the University of Auckland.

 

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Is it a cause or it is an effect, the world is in suspense over this one.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:18 AM

Poverty Takes 2 Years Off Your Life: Study

 

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Poverty significantly shortens life expectancy and should be regarded as a major health risk factor, a new study suggests.

 

Researchers analyzed 48 studies that included more than 1.7 million people in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland. They found that poor people were 46 percent more likely than wealthier people to die before age 85.

 

Among poor people, about 15 percent of men and more than 9 percent of women died before age 85, compared with more than 11 percent of men and about 7 percent of women who were wealthier.

 

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Poverty is a major health risk, I can already see the doctors diagnosing it soon.

 

how many years does one lose from brain activity wasted on stupid half-assed liberal studies?


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:14 AM

Poverty Takes 2 Years Off Your Life: Study

 

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Poverty significantly shortens life expectancy and should be regarded as a major health risk factor, a new study suggests.

 

Researchers analyzed 48 studies that included more than 1.7 million people in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland. They found that poor people were 46 percent more likely than wealthier people to die before age 85.

 

Among poor people, about 15 percent of men and more than 9 percent of women died before age 85, compared with more than 11 percent of men and about 7 percent of women who were wealthier.

 

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Poverty is a major health risk, I can already see the doctors diagnosing it soon in California and New York.


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 05:45 PM

I would not place very much confidence in any report written by a person who uses the word: "effected" when the proper word is: "affected."

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 01:16 PM

 

Hemp as Fuel

 

One of the biggest concerns facing humanity in the 21st Century is the depletion of our planet’s natural fossil fuels, with some estimates indicating that if we continue at our current rate, we may completely deplete our supply by 2088.In the years before fossil fuels, however, hemp was used for lamp oil, it was slowly phased out when petroleum-based fuels were introduced.
 
There is evidence that hemp could be used as a sustainable alternative to diesel and petrol based fuels, a group of renewable fuel advocates put this to the test in 2011 when Grayson Sigler and Kellie Ogilvie drove a car 11,000 miles from Toronto to Washington D.C, powered only by hemp fuel.
 
 
 
Does any other person here also have visions of a self-driving car running on hash oil? 

 

 

 

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 01:09 PM

Hemp as Fuel

 

One of the biggest concerns facing humanity in the 21st Century is the depletion of our planet’s natural fossil fuels, with some estimates indicating that if we continue at our current rate, we may completely deplete our supply by 2088.In the years before fossil fuels, however, hemp was used for lamp oil, it was slowly phased out when petroleum-based fuels were introduced.
 
There is evidence that hemp could be used as a sustainable alternative to diesel and petrol based fuels, a group of renewable fuel advocates put this to the test in 2011 when Grayson Sigler and Kellie Ogilvie drove a car 11,000 miles from Toronto to Washington D.C, powered only by hemp fuel.
 
 
 
Does any other person here also have visions of a self-driving car running on hash oil? 

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 11:04 AM

NASA rocket scientist: Here's how to figure out what to do with your life

 Adam Steltzner never imagined he would be the chief engineer of NASA's mission to Mars.

He was a mediocre student in high school and he disliked physics. He wanted to pursue music and theater.

But one glance at the night sky changed that.

"I got curious," the rocket scientist tells Todd Henry on the podcast "The Accidental Creative."

 

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That's all we need to lead the Mars mission, the mediocre student out of high school, lol. With all of the money riding on this project, are you kidding me?


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