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October 07, 2017

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Dave (in MA)
Eric Paddock sounds as dumb as a stump. No wonder the MFM loves him.
Future frequent MSNBC contributor?
Dave (in MA)

10% ABV, planning on an early night? ;^)

Ralph L

I couldn't make head or tails out of it.
They changed much of the notation in order to sell new textbooks. It wasn't just you.

I told my sister my pro gun control theory tonight. Before I got half way through it, she said Oh, you sound like infowars.
There went her Christmas present.

Threadkiller

Lombardo is in over his head.

He is an idiot as well.

Captain Hate

rich, I've got a bunch of high alc imperial stouts in my beer fridge, some barrel aged, but it's still too GD hot to break them out. There needs to be a chill in the air to properly enjoy those bad boys.

Tomorrow is my annual trek to Jim Rhoads country for the beef roast.

sbw

We have no idea of the type of ammunition used, the weight of the bullets, the caliber (5.56 MM or 7.62), the ballistic coefficient, the velocity.

Assuming standard stuff, for 300-400 yards, bullet drop would be 12" to 24".

I doubt he would do calculations or that they would mean much.

Captain Hate

They dropped it down to a mere 8.6 this season, Dave; I got this.

RG can't be very happy with today's loss. As far as the Terps go, Buckeye's better team won. I'm satisfied with the direction of the program but they've got a long way to go to hang with the big boys.

squaredance

rse: well you are right, but there are now gadgets you can place on the rifle to adjust for this. Also, military snipers have a way of adjusting their calculations/sights on the fly for the originating height--if not, a spotter would just call it out. Anyway this is all about long range shooting which is not the case here. Again, a simple eye sighted adjust after a couple of rounds is enough. The military training for this is just practicing this to put it in "muscle memory".--again I am talking about short range shooting with a standard battle rifle.

As I said, given what we know so far about what happened and the lay of the land, this business about him "calculating" his shot is preposterous.

Again, this is a complex skill. One does not have to be in the military to acquire it (though almost all teachers that a civilian could find are former military), but one does have to practice, and practice somewhere with a reasonable distance to shoot. Finding long range shooting ranges is a struggle for non military people (though, yes, most of them are out in the West). It can even be a struggle for LEOs. These are hard to find. You just do not go out somewhere and start shooting. They will lock you away for that if they catch you. You do not just go out in the desert and start shooting high velocity rounds at the horizon.

The civilian long range shooting community is tiny (or at least the "extreme" long range community). They all know each other, at least locally. and there are local, national and international competitions--and they are very competitive people. They are pretty good at self-policing too. Someone would know of this guy if he was practicing this sort of stuff--which of course he was not. These skill take a lot of discipline. This guy has none.

To me it is obvious that he was handled. I cannot understand why people are still clinging to the "crazed lone wolf" nonsense. How many times do you have to hear that before you discount it? This was a well planned operation--beyond this guy. What, multiple trips to bring in 42 guns and thousands of dollars of ammo in suitcases==large suitcases--right under the noses of the hotel staff? Try moving even empty suitcases around like that in a hotel--or keeping room service at bay that long. Hotel staff are not fools--they cope all the time with funny business. (I work at the front desk of a hotel one summer in grad school--i know how they watch customer behavior. Has to be worse in a place like Las Vega.)

Psychotic and magically the nerves and skill of a professional operator , and all the while under this level of duress?

Just does not make any sense at all,

rich

Posted by: Captain Hate | October 07, 2017 at 09:41 PM

I'd have to train for that kind of heavy lifting, although at 74 degrees it is plenty cold enough.

squaredance

sbw: Exactly.

And you are almost exactly right on the distance. I would bet about 11.9 at 300 and 28 at 400 for 5.56. So that is very good figuring of the top of your head. I guess if with the right barrel, your numbers might be better.

(the 7.62 is hard to calculate cause the platforms var so much)

Threadkiller

Anyway this is all about long range shooting which is not the case here.

If his pile of tannerite was in a strategic location, the calcs would have some merit.

Clarice Feldman

well, if I'm right and Paddock wazs nuts, maybe that series of numbers was just a code to reach the mother ship.

daddy

Sometimes I like math:)

Washington Examiner: Shock poll: NFL now least liked sport, core fans down 31%

Over just one month of player, coach, and owner protests of the flag and National Anthem, the National Football League has gone from America's sport to the least liked of top professional and college sports, according to a new poll.

From the end of August to the end of September, the favorable ratings for the NFL have dropped from 57 percent to 44 percent, and it has the highest unfavorable rating – 40 percent – of any big sport, according to the Winston Group survey provided exclusively to Secrets...

...the attitude of those fans went from an August rating of 73 percent favorable and 19 percent unfavorable to 42 percent favorable and 47 percent unfavorable, a remarkable turn against the sport.

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of un-Patriotic overpaid End-Zone dancing ingrates.

eight

Not sure why someone would do precise shot drop calculations if they are going to be using a bump stock to fire hundreds of rounds. It doesnt matter where you initially aim, the rifle will be jumping so much that at 400 yards youd probably be spraying in at least a 10 yard radius of target.

the calcs might help if he had a scoped sniper rifle trying to hit those fuel tanks. either him or any mystery guest.

Captain Hate

rich, it was 84 here today and the normal high temperature is 65. I don't know wtf is happening other than the heat that was confined to the west this summer has moved east. I can wait this shit weather out but I'm not happy about it.

rich

Posted by: Captain Hate | October 07, 2017 at 10:19 PM

not a fan of the cold, but it felt more like summer than fall today.

rich

and of course florida would have missed an extra point ...

 narciso

Now about two of those on the byline, Sabrina botched a number of dispatches from Iraq, kovaleski was the one who denied his own post reporting post 9/11, that was what provoked trumps strong response

Threadkiller

The deputy is a complete incompetent. He thought the mothership numbers were ballistic calculations.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Here is President Trump's interview with Mike Huckabee. It runs 27 minutes, so I will probably post the link tomorrow as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1666&v=hVQPVGPAUtc

No real bombshells, but you do get a sense of his thinking on a variety of issues.

Clarice Feldman

He just lacks imagination and experience with sci fi movies, tk.

Threadkiller

Deputies should have more imagination when they are in over their heads.

 narciso

Yes confused the visitor motherships which were a mere 5 miles with the ones from independence day, which were three times as large:

https://www.newsbusters.org/journalists/sabrina-tavernise

And we'll leave out the ones in district nine, because it didn't make sense at all.

rich

Posted by: narciso | October 07, 2017 at 10:32 PM

... i'm not going to even try to understand.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/06/hillary-clinton-san-francisco-stanford-book/

She accuses Google, Facebook, and Twitter of enabling Russian agents.

In her efforts to blame everyone but herself, she is making a lot of enemies, I think.

Just think how she would have operated as president! Always blaming everyone else! It explains to me why her staff was filled with such mediocre people; anyone with sense wouldn't have signed on to work with a person like that.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Regarding the shooter in Las Vegas, I still think Steyn was closer to this when he said the guy acted like a contract killer.

Maybe the extra weapons were for people who didn't show up. Who knows? I sure don't!

If the sheriff doesn't start appearing on camera soon, I am going to have to go with DebinGA and assume he's been gagged.

rich

Posted by: Miss Marple the Deplorable | October 07, 2017 at 10:34 PM

That sound you hear is the pocketbooks of Google, Facebook, and Twitter snapping shut. The other sound is the echo in the Dems empty war chest.

 narciso

If be was beaming up, to the mothership. So one of the points in br 2049, (coincidentally nearly the same interval as the drunk time traveler) is an amp fried much of the digital records. Yet 26 years later they haven't fixed the problem.

Threadkiller

We all appear to be in over our heads.

rich

did facebook or twitter show to the public what the ads actually were? I've heard various descriptions but not any of the ads themselves.

and the amount seems like a trivial buy (100k or so).

rich

>>> ... and assume he's been gagged.

Posted by: Miss Marple the Deplorable | October 07, 2017 at 10:38 PM<<<

Who would gag him?

 narciso

Of course having seen to many episodes of CSI "wherechave you gone Gil grissom' the only undersheriff was a Dudley Smith type character, jeffeprey mckeen,

They leave out an important detail in Al. These stories.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

rich,

Maybe FBI. I am not to that position, however, as I think the FBI would be risking too much bad PR because it would leak out.

What I really think is that the sheriff is exhausted and probably needed a break.

Ralph L

Posted by: narciso | October 07, 2017 at 10:32
Prepare the anal probe.

henry

Maybe we assume too much. A guy who thinks he has a system for video poker might convince himself that calculating ballistic drop is helpful. Nothing else he did made sense. Why would that have to make sense? It's not as if a scoped helps a bump stock rifle beyond initial aim point. Or having 23 rifles for one guy.

 narciso

Of course Las Vegas told us All the rooms and all the high ways were monitored, and we've seem little of that intake.

squaredance

Clarice: The point is that they are spreading BS about it--and not even reasonable sounding BS. At this point we have no idea what was on there--and it sound like the LEO that reported it had no idea real calculations would even look like.

Now we could say that he should just not even bring it up in first place, but he did. Just sloppy police work? would you expect such off the cuff speculation in a case like this? Why mention it at all? It could have been him calculating the minibar tabs. It is a very odd thing to say, I doubt that they are so amateurish to make conjectures like that. If that is what it is then they have no idea how to comport themselves, and no idea what they are talking about. Doubtful.

So it has nothing to do with how "nutty" this guy is.

That brings us back to the point: why say such stupid, misleading stuff?
You appear to be ignoring this, and this is the real issue around this particular and peculiar bit of "information". Above and beyond that, why is it taking some much time to get anything out of officials that makes any sense at all? Crazy? "Lone Gunman"? Come on,


And where is the evidence that he was just that loony? No professional psychiatric trail that we can tell. All we get seem to get is that he was a king of "micro-aggression" --a tell of a set up of ever there was one. (And what a truly bizarre thing for someone like his brother to say.)

He was outwardly sane enough to get one over on the Hotel staff, we are told, given that he could move such armament around in the open. (And even if he is "crazy" how does than not mean that he is being handled and used?)

Do his actions on the ground--I mean his tactical actions, not his motivations--seem like he is that nuts, looking for the 'mothership"? No, you argument implies that his is cooly in control of himself under duress, highly competent in many areas, and able to mask his behavior. Very few people that have not had professional training and have not seen action are capable of this sort of thing. It is a rank contradiction and it makes no sense if we are actually being told the truth.

Does not make sense at all. Is there another case like this? I have not heard of it. Why does it tie in so nicely with the "Resist Trump" Movement and the machinations of the Deep State. Why on the day of a major gun vote? Why Trump supporters?

We already have the false flag of Charlottesville; we have the ludicrous sham of Russia-gate (where the FBI is paying for a fabricated document and, knowing it is fabricated, uses it as a legal ground to spy on presidential candidates and their staff) not to mention the almost complete blackout of the Awans that went on for month, and now a blackout of the implications of Awans. Why do you think this is just a "nut" case? What does that even mean in a practical sense? I do not think you understand your enemy.

I do not buy it for a second. It smell to the high heavens, and the stench is getting worse by the hour.

rich

>>>Posted by: narciso | October 07, 2017 at 10:32
Prepare the anal probe.


Posted by: Ralph L | October 07, 2017 at 10:50 PM<<<

hahahahahaha ... too funny.

squaredance

"A guy who thinks he has a system for video poker"

how much do we really know about that. the "history" of this guy is so patchy and seem so strange. How do we know that it is true.

He was evidently competent enough to make some real money. Why would we suppose that he is so foolish?

Texas Liberty Gal

They changed much of the notation in order to sell new textbooks. It wasn't just you.

Ralph - Thanks for letting me know that!! Makes me feel quite a bit better.

Clarice Feldman

LE in LV now saying they believe he had an undisagnosed mental disease. Maybe if he hadn't blown off the top of his head, pathologists could have examined his brain for signe of some physical disease.

Clarice Feldman

*undiagnosed*.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I think I will head to bed.

Nytol!

Captain Hate

In her efforts to blame everyone but herself, she is making a lot of enemies, I think.

Just think how she would have operated as president! Always blaming everyone else! It explains to me why her staff was filled with such mediocre people; anyone with sense wouldn't have signed on to work with a person like that.

My sane lib friend was completely turned off by her election night performance where she couldn't be bothered to address her volunteer workers. He said that was a sign that she couldn't handle anything unexpected and wasn't a good choice for the job.

 narciso

To get surgery being performed.


http://libertyunyielding.com/2017/10/07/bill-maher-explains-white-people-get-away-gun-violence

Yes that resembles the rationale in hungerford. Dunblane and part author, but those were more particular targets

glasater

Rich, I think those FB ads are going to be released to the public and think the explanation is here:

Byron York: 10 reasons to stay calm about those Russia Facebook ads

glasater

This is a better link:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-10-reasons-to-stay-calm-about-those-russia-facebook-ads/article/2636711

 narciso

Now if voznetsky had argued Tolstoy had Bolsheviks sympathies one might agree.

boris

Therefore switching or staying gives you equal odds of getting the car

Consider the shell game, 3 shells and a pea.

The handler shuffles the shells. The handler knows where the pea is but all you can do is guess.

You point to a shell.
Odds in favor of your pick are 1 in 3.
Odds against your pick are 2 in 3.

Before turning your pick over, the handler turns over one of the other two shells, which he knows will be empty.

It is tempting to imagine the odds have changed in favor of your choice, but they haven't. The handler always has an empty shell that can be turned over first.

What if instead of asking if you want to switch, the Handler just turns over the last shell?

Turning over an empty shell first, which he can always do, doesn't change the odds that two out of three times the last shell he turns over will have the pea.

Threadkiller

LE in LV now saying they believe he had an undisagnosed mental disease.

How convenient.

Buckeye

Michigan goes down in the big house.

Buckeyette got accepted to grad school at Michigan State yesterday, so she will be happy:)

Clarice Feldman

The Monty Python dilemma as DeVos explained it though was that you had a better chance at winning if when he asked if you wanted to switch your choice, you did,

henry

Perhaps Mueller will "investigate" the ads and keep them from the public, like all other evidence of nothing happening.

GUS

WISCONSIN CLUBS NEBRASKA LIKE A WEE BABY HUSKER SEAL. 38-17 in LINCOLN.

Clarice Feldman

Why do your odds improve if you switch your choice?

GUS

LIBTARD MEDIA KIDDIES, ACCEPT ADS.
RODHAM BLAMES a VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY for BILL THE RAPISTS......JIPE on a VAST WING LEWINSKY BLUE/BLEW dress.

It's beyond COMICAL. The MFM is RETARDED and BIASED BEYOND BELIEF.

Clarice Feldman

De Vos explained it--lots of math professors debated her on it and she analyzed whay and they relented , but I still can't figure it out.

Captain Hate

Michigan goes down in the big house.

Harbaugh isn't all there mentally when it comes to preparing players for big games. Maybe the Stoolers giving him cheap shots to the helmet have had a cumulative impact.

henry

The claim is the remaining unpicked door is now 2/3 likely to have the car, while your original pick stays 1/3. It makes sense if you assume a 1/3 pick is unlikely to win. (I always found odds to be peculiar things).

Clarice Feldman

Thanks, henry. I guess I'm not fated to be a statistician or a gambler.Nytol.

rich

thanks glasater. so the only know successful online ad campaign-the Russian Facebook buy-turns out to be much less than is made out to be.

GUS

Clarice, in other words. Conservatives are bad, and they need to PROVE otherwise TO BABY KILLERS satisfaction.
It's the FULL COMMIE theory. I know the AUTHOR.

daddy

Speaking of smart guys, CalTech just had 2 of their Profs win the 2017 Nobel for Physics, for observations of Gravitational Waves: Caltech Scientists Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three key players in the development and ultimate success of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO)...

...LIGO made the first-ever direct observation of gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of space and time predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years earlier.

...twin LIGO observatories...picked up the feeble signal of gravitational waves generated 1.3 billion years ago when two black holes spiraled together and collided....

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics represents the 37th and 38th Nobel Prizes awarded to Caltech faculty and alumni.

ZoBob says it is a big deal on Campus, and I think it's another one of those events where catering is lavish for all the dignitaries, and then the leftovers of all that great uneaten fancy chow winds up scarfed down by the undergrads:)

Clarice Feldman

I said De Vos it was Vos Savant. Nytol again

Ralph L

The Monty Python dilemma

He was behind the middle one

boris

The odds don't change when the empty shell is turned over.

The handler has two shells. Turning over an empty one first does not change the odds that he has the pea to begin with 2 out of 3 times.

If the handler always gives the player the option to switch before turning over the last one, the player should.

GUS

DADDY, none of the EDUCRAT NONSENSE is believable any more. NONE.
UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES ETC....Are no longer HONEST and no longer use SCIENCE, LOGIC nor UNBIASED means.
I don't believe JACK SHIT from any UNIVERSITY on the PLANET any more.

 narciso

That seems genuinely interesting daddy, but how would two black holes collide in the first place, would the gravity wells tear both apart long before the event horizons met?

Threadkiller

http://therightscoop.com/insane-video-angry-man-assaults-police-officer-rams-his-car-into-patrol-car/

#AsymmetricalWarfare

 narciso

Como (say what?)

http://telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2017/10/08/letterstheresa-mays-quiet-competent-leadership-valuable-britain

daddy

GUS,

My link at 11:33 has this video of the Nobel Awardee's each giving a short talk. Kip Thorne, one of the Awardee's starts at about 9 minutes in on the video and does a nice 5 minute job explaining Gravitational Waves and how they came up with the ideas of how to detect them, along with some nice hat tips to Galileo and Einstein in his remarks. Seems like a brilliant guy, but fun and down to earth.

Captain Hate

Yes, I get it that you should always substitute a 50% chance of winning for a 33%. The only thing that would negate that would be if the person making the choice figures out a pattern the handler uses.

daddy

Narciso, beats me.

Give the video a glance and see if it answers your question. I only watched the Kip Thorne 8 minutes or so and I could almost fathom it:)

 narciso

Right he was the technical advisor onninterstellar, I didn't doubt it could createcgravitational waves just how two super dense bodies could collude with each other?

henry

They collude through the grav waves. If Mueller gets his hands on that detector Trump is toast!

boris

CH, the switch is from 33% to 66%.

Narciso, pretty sure black holes can't be torn apart, but I have no idea what happens when their event horizons "touch".

Would it be possible for two black holes on a near miss collision course to barely touch event horizons but continue without merging?

I don't think so, but most writing on the subject seems to be about black holes spiraling into each other.

Threadkiller
Shortly after 8 a.m., officers saw the driver, Santos Zamora, 32, of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, speeding as he left O’Hare Airport and pulled him over in the 5600 block of North Cumberland, Chicago Police said. A handgun was initially found inside the vehicle, but a more thorough search also revealed an AR-15 rifle and a pressure cooker in the vehicle’s trunk...

...Neither the guns nor the pressure cooker, which had remnants of food and cooking grease inside, were believed to have been intended for any acts of violence in the city, police said.


https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/3-in-custody-after-rifle-handgun-found-in-vehicle-leaving-ohare/

Did the cops think to check for an undiagnosed mental disease?

Captain Hate

It took a while but I understand your point, boris.

 narciso

Shirley they cant be serious:
http://nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Fire-Erupts-on-Roof-of-Federal-Reserve-Building-in-Manhattan-FDNY-449931323.html

henry

ZH thinks Trump will sign a health care (insurance) EO. They also think the mandatory coverages will be rolled back.

 narciso

Well in lieu of any other productive action:


http://express.co.uk/news/world/863522/austria-
election-latest-poll-vote-social-democrat-austrian-people-freedom

GUS

TK, Santos Zamora, guns pressure cooker, loving father of many children, IMMIGRANT, etc etc etc.

Who is that FUCKING STOOOOPIT???

boris

Cool animation about colliding black holes.

Seems to answer my question.

henry

Not specified, but a gun in a case in a trunk is legal in IL. (Assuming the guy didn't put a loaded weapon in his trunk). Handguns too must be cased and unloaded, with ammo locked up separately. IL residents must have a FOID card. WI residents just need to follow the transport regs.

Captain Hate

Why shouldn't DJT do an EO? The GOP has proven it doesn't take its legislative responsibilities seriously and the donks want ZippyCare to be left alone. They all need to be thrown out like the mentally stunted doofuses they are and horsewhipped as they exit.

Nytol.

daddy

If you continue watching the video, the 2nd Awardee, Barry Barish, does an interesting job describing the behavior and relative distances of the 2 Black Holes as they circled each other at half the Speed of Light. Very cool. I am interested in how both men say the Black Holes appeared up to twice as heavy as they were predicted to be, which is a nice paradox to sink future teeth into, and I also appreciate how much both guys are complementary and giving great kudos to former students and other colleagues who did about did 99% percent of the work to make LIGO a success. That's good to see.

henry

Very cool daddy.

BR

Clarice and Iggy, please scroll on by.

______________________________________

Squaredance, MM, TK and others interested:

Note with bullet trajectory

CBS 10-7-17 preview of 60 Minutes CBS show scheduled for Sunday 10-8-17.

It's an Occam's Razor explanation.

But if Paddock were coerced into being in that 32nd floor room, didn't leave a suicide note or any explanation, but instead left a clue hoping someone would understand it, it is possible that his message meant these trajectories will not match the entrance angle of bullet wounds in the deceased and wounded. So, it's up to honest investigators to check.

I've also noticed Lombardo's absence.

BR

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/las-vegas-gunman-stephen-paddock-note-hotel-room-details-of-bullet-trajectory/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Not looking for an argument; just my two cents;
Seems to me reasonable a guy might want to do a few back of the envelope calculations to be sure of bullet drop at 400 yards shooting from 300 feet of elevation and even more so at 5-600 yards if he was shooting at the fuel tanks. If he was switching between calibers he would especially possibly be interested in writing down the difference. Just because you're using a bump stock doesn't mean you don't want a general idea of how far to hold over to keep it in the ballpark, especially at night regardless of sight system.

It might take years to hone your skills to be a world class long range shot but the basic skills are not that complex.
Nowadays you can order scopes precalibrated to a particular manufacturer's specific loads and the scope clicks and bullet trajectory match up right out of the box, making long range shots previously extremely difficult now pretty close to routine, depending on wind, which does require skill to dope effectively. Even laser range finders nowadays compensate for angle to give you the "true ballistic range".

I have no idea if the guy was a psychopath but they very often do not seem "crazy" or "nuts" like Charles Manson with the groupies and the eyes and the flamboyance. They just seem and are evil, often quietly so, though they definitely are mental cases.

BR

It is a huge intelligence failure, CIA et al. if President Trump has to use force on North Korea. They've had years to predict and handle the threat. Where is the internal overthrow and subduing of NK leadership that CIA has been so good at elsewhere.

Failure or deliberate stoking to remain relevant.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

One of the more defamatory stories I've seen recently;
The Teen Killer Who Radicalized the NRA.
Factually incorrect as well. Carter and his bunch won via a grassroots groundswell majority vote of the members who were sick of the sclerotic old guard-old boys club who were not unlike today's hopeless GOPe dopes.

Whether the DailyBeastiality realizes that is the symbol of a different NRA in the header is unclear.

BR

By the way, MM, have you been following the STEM girl, April Lorenzen aka Tea Leaves saga?

Trump DNS logs fabricated?
April 9, 2017.

GUS will remember the night we were discussing the twice misspelled word Trump "Orgainzation" in the registration of that domain whose server was later "discovered" to be pinging back and forth with Alfa bank in Russia. And MM, you and I looked at pictures of Emily McMullin, who works for Cendyn who registered that domain :)

daddy

I continued watching the CalTech guys in the question answer period and at about 30 minutes in they are asked by some student what can they envision Science wise coming from LIGO in the next hundred years. At 33 minutes in Brian Barish says this which I thought wonderfully hopeful:

Barish: I don't think any of us can envision...well of course General Relativity. You didn't envision using that for anything but we all use that for GPS every day. But for us, I think you can ask what fundamental science maybe beyond the early universe we might do. I have my own dream what that might be. And that is coming from two fields. We have two theories of Physics really, Quantum Field Theory that does physics of very short distances and this, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity at long distances, and never the twain shall meet, although people try to work on that. And I think the one thing that's missing is that we only have Theoretical ideas how to pull that together, and maybe, someday, we can study Gravity where it's most important, really around Black Holes, which is the laboratory that we opened, and also it has Quantum effects, that maybe we can find some clues experimentally to pull this together, because as long as we have two completely different theories, very successful both of them of Physics, we're not there yet.

daddy

Speaking of folks who know how to use their gray matter...

Take Back Your Brains

Clarice,

One link needs correction this morning. The link just abeam the pic of "Clarice's Pieces" way down in the paragraph beginning with the words "Sneered at and ignored."

And a nice job of picking Iggy's brain as well! That's not who we are:)

anonamom

clarice,
Stole this and Tweeted it w link to your article:

"Compare the SILENCE about Weinstein OVER DECADES with the non-stop coverage of one untoward REMARK by Trump ages ago."

I added "GUS emphasis"!

anonamom

Ya know, if they don't come up with something soon, I'm going to be going with this guy, from CTH.
(IIRC, they were right about TrayvonMartin/George Zimmerman very early on.)

Skip on by if you are unamused/not entertained by the Paddock theories.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/10/07/updates-mandalay-bay-massacre-officials-identify-mystery-female-companion-of-las-vegas-shooter-stephen-paddock/

Why are the Spooks in deep state covering olio this crime? Usually the best answer is always the simplest and most direct. The reason they have given no real information and keep you guessing is because they just simply couldn’t handle the public outrage if Joe Public USA knew who Steve Paddock really was. This is my theory but he simplest and most direct. Steve Paddock was an asset and “employee” of the CIA. He was paid to stay off the grid, they created a fake profile of him as a cover, he was supposed to be a man that did whatever they asked him to do. A Timothy McVeigh if you will. Something the deep state did angered him. He decided that he was going to get his revenge by causing such a mass killing that it would get the attention of all the USA. That is the reason they are stalling and sending out disinformation. They don’t want you to know that they are responsible for this man. Steve Paddock knew hat if he killed innocents at a country music concert that if would stir up the Patriots which have been extremely suspicious of deep state to start with. His plan is working. Deep State is trying to hold the lie together at the seems while the public senses something deeper and more sinister has happened. It’s what Steve Paddock wanted. The big middle finger to his handlers. Deep state doesn’t want you to know him many men just like Steve Paddock they have waiting around for “orders”. Deep State never thought that one of
the Frankenmen would turn and bite the hand that fed him. The fear is not just that the public will know but that Trump will also now find out some of what they have hid from him while they were waiting for the right time to execute their plan. Heads are going to roll and Deep State is trying the biggest cover up since 9/11. Their panic and confusion is even worse than then the crowd that was being shot at.

daddy

I continued watching the 2 Caltech guys answer questions but took a midnight dog walk break during which I wondered that if Einstein suddenly returned from the dead, 100 hundred years after his General Relativity Theory that LIGO seems based upon, how long would it take him to get up to speed on what we've learned over the last hundred years--- a week, a month, a year, or instead would he be the guy saying "Yeah, but what about this, did you get here yet? Why not? Haven't you solved that yet? Surely you considered such and such and tried that with your knew gizmo's didn't ya?"

So I come back in and the very last question to the 2 guys is something like "What were the biggest hurdles you guys had to jump through in order to make this work?"

Kip Thorne replies with this comment which I found marvelous and somewhat answers my question:

Thorne:...For me I mentioned a huge stumbling block was the problem of being able to simulate the sources. This was done outside the LIGO Project and it illustrates the fact that to make everything come together you need more than just what went on within LIGO. There were technical difficulties that people just didn't know how to deal with, and it turned out they were resulting because the Physicists did not understand the mathematics of Einstein's Relativity well enough, and it was only after they started talking to the Mathematicians that they really realized where the problems were and sorted this out. And that again illustrates that skills from very different areas have to come together to make this happen.

G'nite!

daddy

...The fear is not just that the public will know but that Trump will also now find out some of what they have hid from him while they were waiting for the right time to execute their plan. Heads are going to roll and Deep State is trying the biggest cover up since 9/11.

Anonamom,

That theory fits perfectly with this scene from the ScFi flick "Independence Day" "Two Words, Mr. President. Plausible Deniability."

Of course, this oldie but goody also fits:

henry

Wonderful pieces this morning.

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