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Where Have All The Good Men Gone?
2020.09.18 17:22 yooshioWhere Have All The Good Men Gone?
Yooshio: I discovered a post that succintly describes our preference to go our own way. The observation was formulated into a law. It has a deep history...much like all male wisdom that survives the ages...Hold it in your mind as the cornerstone response for all the normies which ask:
Why aren't you married?
Why don't you have a girlfriend
Don't you like women?
...and all the other derivatives of the above
The punchline is at the bottom...
Gresham’s Law: Why Bad Drives Out Good As Time Passes
READING TIME: 5 MINUTES Whenever coins containing precious metals have been used along with base metal coins of the same denomination, both legally accepted as tender, the bad coins have driven the good coins out of circulation. Gresham’s Law is named after Sir Thomas Gresham (1519-1579), an English financier in the time of the Tudors. However, the original principle had been stated at least forty years before by Nicolaus Copernicus and has been credited to Christian and Islamic scholars even before that. In some parts of the world (mostly Central and Eastern Europe), the law is still known as the Copernicus Law. The idea may practically date back as far as the Athenian playwright Aristophanes. In his play The Frogs, Aristophanes compares the degradation of great politicians to the introduction of bad coinage.
I’ll tell you what I think about the way This city treats her soundest men today: By coincidence more sad than funny, It’s very like the way we treat our money. The noble silver drachma, which of old We were so proud of, and the one of gold Coins that rang so true Throughout the world have ceased to circulate. Instead the purses of Athenian shoppers Are full of phoney silver-plated coppers. Just so, when men are needed by the nation, The best have withdrawn from circulation.
The coinage problem is mostly obsolete in the modern age, but the practical problems are as large as ever. The outcome described by Aristophanes is common in competing human groups or organizations: When bad behavior has taken root, and that bad behavior has a “survival advantage” against good behavior, it becomes difficult, and occasionally impossible, to drive out the bad behavior; a process akin to natural selection. In fact, one might call Gresham’s Law something of a special case of natural selection itself. Forms of human behavior survive because they have a competitive edge against other behaviors. Self-interested groups naturally tend towards what works, so bad drives out good (in a moral sense) if it causes superior practical effects. This is one large reason why forms of regulation and policing are needed in human systems, to prevent the Law from working its magic. In an illustration of this tendency, Charlie Munger applied Gresham’s Law to 1980s savings and loan banking practices in his 1984 Letter to Wesco Shareholders:
Although interest rates have subsided from the 1981-82 peak, the low and slowly changing interest rates of former years are plainly gone with the wind, as are the former government-decreed limits on interest rate competition for savings accounts and the favouritism for savings and loan associations over banks. But an agency of the U.S. Government (…) continues to insure savings accounts in the savings and loan industry, just as it did before. The result may well be bolder and bolder conduct by many savings and loan associations. A sort of Gresham’s Law (“bad loan practice drives out good”) may take effect for fully competitive but deposit-insured institutions, through increased copying by cautious institutions of whatever apparent-high-yield loan and investment strategies seem to allow competitors to bid away their savings accounts and yet report substantial earnings. If so, if “bold conduct drives out conservative conduct,” there eventually could be widespread insolvencies caused by bold credit extensions come to grief.
This can be common in some business fields. Take two drug salespeople – one willing to bribe doctors to make sales, and one not willing to do so. If the industry functions such that fraudulent business practices are not punished, and the bribery goes uncovered by the buyer’s organization, then bribery obviously gains a sustainable competitive advantage over non-bribery. Clearly, the deceptive practice will take hold, as salespeople unburdened by morals are promoted and compensated better than the high-roaders. It’s a clear form of Gresham’s Law. Take also sub-prime mortgage lending practices in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis. If two banks are competing for borrowers and one lets their standards slide to zero (or less), which is likely to prevail? Even if the practice is a “long-term loser,” it can still take hold in systems where short-term incentives provide encouragement to the actual decision-makers. Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King once described the origins of Gresham’s Law and its effects in a similar fashion, dubbing it the Law of Competing Standards.
In the reign of Queen Elizabeth, an official named Gresham observed that where different metals were in circulation as coinage and some were better than others of the same nominal value, the coins made of the inferior metal tended to drive the better out of circulation. The better coins were either hoarded or melted down and sold as bullion, were used in the fine arts, or were absorbed in the foreign exchanges. In other words, what Gresham discovered was that cheaper money tends to drive out dearer; that when people begin to discriminate between two coinages, they will invariably pay out the inferior and hoard the better, thus removing the better from circulation. This phenomenon once generally observed came to be described as a “Law,” and was identified with Gresham’ s name, since it was Gresham who was first successful in drawing public attention to it. Amongst money-changers, Gresham’ s Law of the precious metals is better known than the Ten Commandments. Something analogous to Gresham’s Law will be found to obtain in the case of competing standards in Industry. Assuming there is indifference in the matter of choice between competing commodities or services, but that in the case of such commodities or services the labor standards involved vary, the inferior standard, if brought in this manner into competition with a higher standard, will drive it out, or drag the higher down to its level. This is effected by the opportunity of under-selling which comes, where in such cases human well-being is sacrificed to material ends. The superior standard, not being recognized or demanded, is unable to hold its own, and in time disappears. This Law is just as real and relentless in its operation in Industry as Gresham’s Law of the precious metals is with respect to money and the mechanism of exchange. Indeed, a more accurate exposition would describe both as manifestations of one and the same law, which I propose to call the Law of Competing Standards. I see no reason why economists should not recognize the existence of such a law, and incorporate it immediately in economic science as being quite as significant as the Law of Supply and Demand, the Law of Diminishing Returns, or any other Law accorded a place in its nomenclature. The Law of Competing Standards is doubtless a part of the general Law of Competition, under which the cheaper of two commodities gains in competition a preference over the dearer. What Gresham discovered was an important sequence of the Law of Competition as applied to coinage; namely, the disappearance, in the course of time, of the superior metals. Observance of a like sequence in the case of standards in Industry is highly desirable. As respects labor standards, I believe that recognition of the operation of the Law of Competing Standards over ever-widening areas would do more than aught else to clear up the most baffling problems with which Industry is confronted, and to point the way to a solution of many situations which hitherto have seemed incapable of solution.
Perhaps the most important application of Gresham’s Law is to avoid becoming part of systems where good behavior cannot win. Certain industries and activities lack the “policing” necessary to keep systems free from bad behavior. While it’s admirable to be the “cleanest shirt” in a pile of dirty laundry, certain areas of human life do not allow the clean shirts to win. On the flip side, you’ll occasionally find situations where the good money drives out bad, and the cleanest shirts end up being worn the most. Those are the areas to aim your focus. source:Gresham’s Law: Why Bad Drives Out Good As Time Passes Yooshio: Now apply Gresham's Law to your experience with females. Replace money with women. Where have all the good men gone? Suddenly the answer to the oft heard post-wall lament of the bitter carousel rider searching for her Beta becomes self-evident. Bad women drive out good women which ultimately drive away men. Stay gone, fellas.
2020.08.29 02:19 Just-PrincipleWill BAAS (Battery as a Service) allow NIO to compete on price with gas equivalents?
Disclaimer: I am long 150 shares of NIO at a cost basis of roughly $10/share. As with many electric vehicles, NIO’s small fleet of EVs (The ES8, ES6, and EC6) are priced at a premium compared to gas-powered vehicles of similar quality and size. Recently, NIO introduced their Battery as a Service Program (BAAS) which will allow consumers to purchase a car without a battery at a reduced price and then subscribe to a service program where consumers will “rent” their batteries and be able to swap them out for freshly charged ones at battery swap stations. A number of potential benefits of BAAS have been pointed out: increased resale value, faster recharge due to battery swaping, and the ability to use the most up-to-date battery technology in older vehicles. However, one of the most alluring aspects of BAAS is that it may allow NIO to compete with cheaper gas equivalents by lowering the sticker price of their vehicles. Here I will compare the purchase and upkeep costs of NIO’s vehicles to an equivalent gas-powered competitor (Volkswagen) both with and without the new BAAS pricing. Obviously, any estimate such as this requires a number of assumptions which I will lay out here. Probably the most subjective part of this comparison is the selection of the competitor. I’ve chosen Volkswagen as they have consistently been the largest car brand in China (Almost 2x their closest competitors, Honda and Toyota, in terms of sales) Source: https://carsalesbase.com/china-car-sales-analysis-2019-brands/. They also sell a number of wide-range of vehicle types which are of good quality but are not luxury vehicles. This makes them easy to compare to a similar electric brand like NIO. The specific vehicle pairings are shown below in Table 1. They are primarily based on size and seat number, something a consumer would immediately notice, not the performance of the vehicle. I also could not find good size numbers for the NIO EC6. Table 1: Chosen Pairings of NIO and VW Models
# of seats
Wheel Base (mm)
# of seats
Wheel Base (mm)
Full Size-Cross Over SUV
Atlas Cross Sport
While the cost of the BAAS is known (980 RMB/month), we do have to also make some assumptions about the monthly/yearly costs for the Volkswagen owner. The assumptions are as follows…
Obviously, both of these numbers may have a wide range both geographically and temporally. I may examine some specific scenarios for people who drive less or more with higher or lower gas prices in the future.
The only upkeep cost for a NIO owner is the monthly fee for participating in BAAS. This is obviously not true but it simplifies our comparison
In addition to these assumptions, there are a number of known factors.
Participating in BAAS gives you a 70,000 RMB discount on your vehicle price
BAAS costs 980 RMB/month
Regular vehicles in China are subject to 10% sales tax which NIO vehicles are not subject to
The government will provide various subsidies for the purchase of NIO vehicles as shown below in Table 2
With these assumptions and knowns laid out, lets run the numbers… Table 2: Cost of Purchasing NIO Vehicle’s pre and post-BAAS
As shown above, the BAAS is not a perfect solution for NIO. The ES8 and ES6 still run at a 20% premium to their VW counterparts. However, this is a more than 50% reduction in the pre-BAAS price differential between the two brands and, even with the added subscription fee, the yearly cost of ownership is roughly the same. Closing this price differential is important for NIO even if it cannot completely match their competitors’ prices. There a number of other attractive things about owning a NIO vehicle which consumers might easily pay an extra 20% for but not an extra 40%. If its continued roll-out it successful, BAAS is likely to draw a number of new potential consumers to the brand who might have been priced out before. I'm very interested to hear if anyone has critiques of this analysis or other thoughts about BAAS or NIO in general.
2020.08.14 20:16 Gardener703Record Arctic blazes may herald new ‘fire regime’ decades sooner than anticipated
The Arctic summer of 2019 was supposed to be an outlier. Featuring massive blazes in Siberia, including what scientists strongly suspected were smoldering fires beneath the peat in the carbon-rich soils of the transition zone between the tundra and Arctic taiga, last year set records for emitting planet-warming greenhouse gases via wildfires. Many scientists thought it might be a one-off, considering that computer model projections tend to show that the emergence of such extreme fire years won’t happen until mid-century. However, this year is proving those scientists wrong. And it raises the unsettling possibility that fire seasons that begin much earlier than average and end later — and affect delicate Arctic ecosystems — could soon be the new normal. Wildfires continue to burn unimpeded across Siberia, as they have since May, after getting an unusually early start to the fire season. A thick blanket of smoke has turned the sky a milky gray in Siberia’s cities, with some smoke making it across the Pacific into Alaska and Canada’s Hudson Bay. In fact, according to Mark Parrington, senior scientist and wildfire expert at the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, Siberian wildfire smoke has been seen around the world as it hitches a ride on upper air winds. To track wildfires and estimate their emissions of planet-warming carbon dioxide, black carbon and more, Parrington uses satellite instruments to detect heat signals all over the world. He and his colleagues then use the temperature of the signals to arrive at an estimate of the energy emitted by each fire, by making the assumption that a particular amount of biomass (plants, grasses and trees, for example) is needed to burn at that temperature. This measure of the rate of radiant heat output from a fire is known as “radiatiative power,” which can then be translated into estimated emissions. Based on data stretching back to 2003, when the satellite sensors began recording reliable data, Parrington says Arctic fires released more carbon dioxide in June and July this year than during any complete fire season before that. This is an especially noteworthy milestone, since 2019 itself had been a record-breaker for Arctic wildfires. This year, some of the Arctic fires were burning so far north that they were spotted bordering sea ice cover. Looking at carbon emissions from fires in the Arctic Circle, Parrington says 2020 is already the top year even when the Jan. 1 to Aug. 11 period is considered, vs. the full 365 days for each of the other years. Last year had set a record for such emissions, with 180 megatons of carbon dioxide emitted by Arctic fires, but 2020 has eclipsed it so far, with about 240 megaton through Aug. 11. Parrington said Arctic wildfire emissions rose significantly from June into July, particularly in the northern Russia Sakha Republic, a pattern also observed last year. “It’s an indicator that something’s changed in the environment there,” he said of the fire activity of the past two summers. Jessica McCarty, a wildfire expert at Miami University of Ohio with experience working in the Siberian Arctic, said Parrington’s emissions estimates are probably underestimates, since satellites don’t detect the heat signatures from Arctic peat fires. Such blazes smolder without open flames above the surface, consuming ancient organic matter and freeing up planet-warming gases such as methane and carbon dioxide that had been locked away. This, along with permafrost melt, acts to speed up global warming as part of a self-reinforcing cycle. According to McCarty, she and her colleagues are unable to access Siberia this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, so there’s a greater dependence on satellite estimates now. She says she has explored areas in the transition zone between the tundra and Arctic taiga, which has coniferous forests, and has seen burned areas that never showed up on satellites. She’s hoping to get to the region next year to conduct surveys that could shed more light on what has been burning, given the differing global warming implications of smoldering peat compared to burning vegetation. McCarty has searched through the scientific literature from Arctic nations as part of a report she is co-authoring for the Arctic Council. “This is the type of fire event that would be described by these worst-case modeling scenarios that were supposed to occur mid-century,” she said, adding that we may be 30 years early in seeing such fire impacts, which would require a reevaluation of how the Arctic is responding to global warming. For next year, she’ll be examining when the fire season starts, where it begins, what types of landscapes burn and what the ignition sources are. Once you log a few extreme fire seasons, she says, the extreme becomes the norm, known to fire researchers as a “fire regime.” “If seven out of 10 years are extreme years, that’s a fire regime,” McCarty said. She said a review of scientific literature from Russia and other Arctic nations shows that Siberian fires typically subside in mid- to late August, when the first snows arrive in the Far North. But that assumption may need to be revisited, too. If any fires this year continue into September, she said, “I’ll be really shocked. I don’t know that I’ll have words that are ready to be published.”
Record warm year leads to extensive fires
The fires were touched off by an unusually hot year to date, which has helped dry out the soils and melt snow cover unusually early in the spring. For example, temperatures have hit record levels even in the Arctic, north of 66 degrees north latitude. A reading of 100.4 degrees (38 Celsius) on June 20 was probably the hottest temperature on record in the Arctic. It was recorded in Verkhoyansk, about 3,000 miles east of Moscow, on June 20. The people who live in Siberia and other Arctic regions are used to variable weather. In Verkhoyansk, for example, temperatures can drop to minus-50 degrees in the winter and climb into the 70s during the summer. Yet the persistent warmth so far this year has stood out to climate researchers. [An oil spill in Russia’s Arctic exposes risks for Moscow’s Far North plans] “What is incredibly unusual is the persistence of the warm signal” in Siberia, said Samantha Burgess, deputy director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, in an interview. She said the warmth has had significant implications for the region, ranging from clearing out sea ice north of Siberia unusually early in the summer melt season to contributing to permafrost melt that led to a major oil spill in Norilsk, Russia. Burgess said the temperature spike in Siberia this summer heralds events to come not only there but in other parts of the Arctic, as well, as the region warms at about three times the rate of the rest of the world. She said the Siberian warm streak is likely to occur again and likely to show up in other parts of the Arctic. “It’s really taken people by surprise how quickly these changes have taken place in the Arctic,” Burgess said. [Siberian heat streak and Arctic temperature record virtually ‘impossible’ without global warming, study says] The Arctic as a whole has had record warm temperatures from May through July, as measured in the lower atmosphere. Much of Siberia experienced an exceptionally mild winter, followed by a warmer-than-average spring, and it has been among the most unusually warm regions of the world during the summer as well. During May, parts of Siberia had an average monthly temperature that was a staggering 18 degrees Fahrenheit (10 Celsius) above average for the month, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service. The unusually mild weather has continued through August so far, as an area of high pressure, or heat dome, has been parked over the Siberian Arctic.
Fires and ice
The summer fire and melt season hasn’t just featured an unusual surge in fires and their harmful emissions. It is also bringing dramatic declines in sea ice and, in one prominent case, long-lasting ice attached to land. Arctic sea ice extent had been on course to break a record for the lowest extent on record this September, eclipsing the previous record set in 2012. However, ice loss rates have slowed since July, says Walt Meier, a senior scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, and it’s unlikely the record will be broken this year. The reason for the melt slowdown is persistent ice cover north and northwest of Alaska, whereas on the other side of the Arctic, sea ice emptied out early and water temperatures climbed across the Laptev and East Siberian seas. Meier says warm ocean waters in other parts of the Arctic could continue melting ice throughout the month, despite the weakening energy from the sun as fall approaches. Sea ice typically reaches its minimum extent in early- to mid-September. A recent study using a computer model found that the Arctic could be seasonally ice-free by 2035, though other studies put the ice-free date later than that. In any case, sea ice decline continues, even if each year does not hit a record low. With unusually warm conditions settling over northern Canada, a substantial portion of the remaining sections of the Milne Ice Shelf — Canada’s last remaining intact ice shelf, broke off Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, between July 28 and July 31, according to the Canadian Ice Service and newly released satellite photos from Planet Labs. The ice shelf — a floating tongue of ice attached to glacier that rests on bedrock, was vulnerable to melting from mild air temperatures above and relatively mild ocean temperatures below. Similar dynamics are playing out in Greenland and Antarctica, where massive glaciers have been destabilized by the disintegration of their ice shelves, which act as doorstops that prevent inland ice from sliding into the sea, where it would dramatically raise sea levels. Before the breakup of the Canadian shelf into large icebergs, it was about the size of D.C., the Associated Press has reported. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weathe2020/08/14/record-arctic-fires/?arc404=true
2020.05.14 03:01 autotldrEarth Just Had One of Its Two Warmest Aprils in 141 Years, NOAA Says
This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 73%. (I'm a bot)
At a GlanceThree separate analyses found Earth had one of its two warmest Aprils in 2020.2020 is likely to be among the planet's warmest years. April was colder than average in parts of Canada and the U.S. April 2020 was among Earth's two warmest Aprils in 141 years of temperature records, continuing a warming trend that could make 2020 the planet's warmest year. April 2020 marked the 424th consecutive month and 44th straight April that global temperatures have been above average in NOAA's database. NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies found April 2020 global average temperatures across all land and ocean surfaces were the warmest on record in their records, which also date to 1880. Temperatures were 0.04 degrees Celsius above the previous record warmest April in 2016. Earlier in the month, Europe's Copernicus Climate Change Service also found April 2020 just 0.01 degrees Celsius behind the record-warmest April in 2016.Will 2020 Become Earth's Warmest Year on Record?
2019.12.10 20:07 MLABSX2019 the Hottest year to Date.
This year is more and more likely to be the planet’s second- or third-warmest calendar year on record since fashionable temperature data collection began in 1880, according to information released this week by the National Oceanic and atmospheric Administration. This reflects the growing influence of long-term, human-caused global warming and is very noteworthy, as there was an absence of a strong El Niño within the tropical pacific ocean this year. Such events are usually related to the most well liked years, since they boost world ocean temperatures and add massive amounts of warmth to the atmosphere across the ocean, the world’s largest. According to a brand new report released Monday, there’s concerning an 85 % likelihood that the year will finally end up ranking as the second-warmest in NOAA’s information set, with a chance that it slips to No. 3. Overall, though, it’s just about sure (greater than a 99 % chance) that 2019 will finally end up being a top-five-warmest year for the globe. NOAA found the common world land and ocean surface temperature for October was 1.76 degrees (0.98 degrees Celsius) on top of the 20th-century average, 0.11 of a degree keep of the record heat October set in 2015. Remarkably, the 10 warmest Octobers have occurred since 2003, and therefore the top-five warmest such months have taken place since 2015. October 2019 was the 43rd-straight October to be hotter than the 20th-century average, and therefore the 418th straight warmer-than-average month. this suggests anyone younger than 34 has not lived through a cooler-than-average year from a global position. So far this year, global land and ocean temperatures have are available in at 1.69 degrees (0.94 Celsius) on top of the 20th-century average, 0.16 of a degree cooler than the record warmest year-to-date, set in 2016, NOAA found. Other agencies that track global temperatures could rank 2019 slightly otherwise than noaa can, though their overall knowledge is probably going to be similar. NASA, for instance, interpolates temperatures across the data-sparse Arctic by assuming the temperatures region wide are like their nearest observation location. NOAA, on the opposite hand, leaves components of the Arctic out of its data. Considering the Arctic is warming at over doubly the speed of the remainder of the globe, this suggests NOAA’s data may well be slightly underestimating global temperatures, although it wouldn’t be by much. In an illustration of the variations that may occur between observation agencies, the ecu Union’s Copernicus temperature change Service graded October as Earth’s hottest such month, slightly border out October 2016. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, on the opposite hand, ranked October second on their lists. Copernicus uses pc modeling data to observe the planet’s climate in near-real-time, compared to the surface weather stations that National Aeronautics and Space Administration and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration deem, which may be liable to biases involving their precise siting, and alternative problems. However, each agencies work to adjust their records to get rid of such problems. At the tip of the day, what matters is that the long-run trend over a few years to decades, which shows a transparent, sharp spike that scientists have shown may be explained solely by increasing amounts of greenhouse gases, like dioxide, within the atmosphere. Human activities, particularly burning fossil fuels like coal and oil for energy, are the most contributors of greenhouse gases. According to office, record heat October temperatures were existed across components of the North and Western ocean, northeastern Canada, likewise as scattered across components of the South Atlantic Ocean, Africa, Europe, the center East, the ocean and South America. The only region of record cold for the month was within the Western u. s., wherever a lot of of the Rocky Mountains were at record cold for the month. apparently, despite the absence of a declared El Niño within the tropical Pacific, global average sea-surface temperatures graded second-warmest on record for the month, running but a tenth of a degree behind the record year of 2016, once there was Associate in Nursing intense El Niño event. The oceans are gripping the overwhelming majority of the additional heat being tense into the climate system as a result of the buildup of greenhouse gases, with enthalpy as measured beneath the surface striking record levels.
Evidence it was a Hollywood Set slide One of the main anomalies that leads me to believe that the Moon footage was taken on a film set is the fact that the same mountains appear on different Apollo missions which are supposed to be landed several hundreds of miles from each other. He added: "The panorama also gives a sense of how far the mountains are. Because there is no atmosphere on the Moon, objects do not become faded-out over distance and thus far-away mountains can appear very close, as they do in the two photos." "The claim that these known and mapped Moon mountains that are viewed from myriad angles in Apollo photos are really a fake backdrop that was accidentally used in two staged studio sets on Earth is not a theory but an exercise in silliness." slide Slide Van Allen Radiation Radiation plays a big part in space travel. Solar flares could have affected the astronauts at any time. The Apollo leaving Earth would travel through 2 specific areas of very high radiation called the Van Allen Belt. slide The first field is 272 miles out from Earth. The amount of radiation in the belts actually varies from year to year, but every 11 years its at its worst when the sunspot cycle is at its highest. 1969 to 1970 was one of the worst times to go, as this was the time where the radiation was at its peak. slide I have had numerous internet chats with sceptics who say that the radiation would not play a part in the missions because Man would have not been in the radiation belt for too long. My answer to that is, when Dentists or Doctors take X ray pictures they either leave the room or stand behind a sheet of thick lead to shelter from the radiation. Why did NASA only use a small sheet of aluminium to protect the astronauts when they knew that the radiation levels in Space and on the Moon's surface would be many hundreds of times more deadly? And why would they risk their astronauts to such conditions? In 1959 Bill Kaysing was privy to a study made by the Russians. The Russians discovered that the radiation on the moon would require astronauts to be clothed in four feet of lead to avoid being killed. Did you know that the US Government tried to blast a hole in the belt 248 miles above Earth in 1962? During Operation Starfish Prime a Megaton Nuclear Bomb was used to try and force an unnatural corridor through the Van Allen Belt... Unfortunately, the radiation levels actually got worse, not better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFXlrn6-ypg What they created was a third belt that was 100 times more intense than the natural belts, and as estimated by Mary Bennett in 'Dark Moon - Apollo and the Whistle-Blowers, by2002 this artificial zone will still have 25 times more radiation than the other 2 belts. There is no agreement to how wide these radiation belts actually are. Dr James Van Allen, the discoverer of the belts estimated that they were at least 64,000 miles deep, but NASA say they are only 24,000 miles deep. Each Apollo craft spent approximately 4 hours within the belts. So to what lengths did NASA take to shield the astronauts against the radiation? Its accepted that a minimum of 10 cm width of aluminium would be needed at the very least to keep out radiation. However the walls of the Apollo craft and capsule were made as thin and as light as possible and as a result the craft initially could not carry enough air inside to withstand the equivalent to sea level air pressure. NASA had to reduce air pressure inside the cabin to cope. One of the worst sun flares ever recorded happened in August 1972, which was between the Apollo 16 and 17 missions. This single flare would have delivered 960 rem of virtually instant death to any astronaut who was up in Space, and yet all of the Apollo astronauts were carrying out their missions in what amounts to nothing more than a thick linen suit. These pressure suits may have helped protect the astronauts against heat or micro meteorites, but certainly would not have given any radiation protection. By the way, there is no known method of registering when and how strong Solar flare activity will be. So, I guess NASA just struck lucky! The radiation would have greatly affected the film that was shot on the Moon. Physicist Dr David Groves Ph.D., has carried out radiation tests on similar film and found that the lowest radiation level (25 rem) applied to a portion of the film after exposure made the image on the film almost entirely obliterated. Why didn't that happen to the Apollo films? SLIDE COUNTER Charged particles are damaging to human bodies, but the amount of damage done can range from none to lethal, depending on the energy those particles deposit, the density of those particles, and the length of time you spend being exposed to them. In the case of the Apollo missions, the solution was to minimize the second two factors. We can’t control the energy of those particles, though they can be large. The density of the Van Allen belts is well known (from sending uncrewed probes through them), and there are hotspots you can definitely avoid. In particular, the innermost belt is a rather tightly defined region, and it was possible to stay out of it for the trip to the Moon. The second belt is much larger, and harder to avoid, but there are still denser regions to avoid. For the Apollo trips, we wanted to send the astronauts through a sparse region of the belts, and to try and get through them quickly. This was necessary in any case; the crafts had to make it to the Moon in a reasonable amount of time, and the shorter the trip, the less exposure to all sorts of radiation the astronauts would get. In the end, it seemed that these tactics worked; the on-board dose counters for the Apollo missions registered average radiation doses to the skin of the astronauts of 0.38 rad. This is about the same radiation dose as getting two CT scans of your head, or half the dose of a single chest CT scan; not too bad, though not something you should do every week. Slide slide Perspective Problems/Shadows Another example that appears to be faked is the footage of Earth taken from the Apollo 11 when it was 130,000 miles away. This is the very first view ever taken of Earth on the mission and it seems strange that Buzz Aldrin would film the Earth when he was stood far away from the window, why would he do that? Surely you would want to get close to the window to get the best picture and also to eliminate light reflections that are evident towards the end of this sequence? But no, we see the window frame come into view on the left of the shot. The camera isn't set to infinity either to get the closest shot. The window frame that comes into shot would have been out of focus if it was. Did the astronauts actually film a transparency of the Earth that was stuck to the window? You may think this odd, but a few minutes after filming the Earth, the cameraman adjusts his lens and focuses on Mike Collins inside the craft. What we see is what appears to be an exposure of the Earth taped to the window that is in the background to the right of him. That is the very same window that Aldrin was filming the Earth https://youtu.be/mCHG6uJH5L8?t=60 The video also asserts that a shadow can be seen, suggesting the camera wasn’t right up on the window as claimed. The assertion is that the porthole window is why the earth looks misshapen because they are much closer to earth than they are letting on.- video has been debunked- the “secret footage” that was leaked wasn’t secret. It was released by NASA. slide WEIGHTLESSNESS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz9Bzi_GyD0 - this video talks about how the weightlessness was done using wires- amazing hammer and feather-that was faked somehow- the hoaxers point to a recreation done by HBO that proves Hollywood can fake it- the recreation has a cut in the middle while the original video is a straight shot- harder to fake. Also show crazy experiment that is so obviously faked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDp1tiUsZw8 original hammer and feather http://www.clavius.org/gravleap.html slide Why does this rock have a letter 'C' on it? There is also a 'C' on the ground in front of the rock. The use of the letter C on film props is well known by the people in Hollywood and is used to show where the centre of the scene should be. One sceptic on the Bad astronomy sceptics web group has even said it is a hair??? on both the rock and ground? Now who's trying to cover things up? If you have managed to get this far and still believe this claim, then let’s actually get to what’s really going on. Have you ever scanned or photocopied something? If so, you know that any little piece of dirt, hair, dust, or whatever that gets between your original and your imaging device will show up in the copy. That is what happened in the case of the infamous “C” rock – a hair (such as an eyelash) or a small piece of lint got caught between the image and the imager when they were making copies of it. Plain and simple. In the original photograph (closeup shown below), there is no “C.” slide In western Australia during the live broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing, several people saw a very unusual occurrence. One viewer, Una Ronald watched the telecast and was astonished with what she saw. The residents of Honeysuckle Creek, Australia, actually saw a different broadcast to the rest of the World. Just shortly before Armstrong stepped onto the Moons surface, a change could be seen where the picture goes from a stark black to a brighter picture. Honeysuckle Creek stayed with the picture and although the voice transmissions were broadcast from Goldstone, the actual film footage was broadcast from Australia. As Una watched Armstrong walking on the surface of the Moon she spotted a Coke bottle that was kicked in the right hand side of the picture. This was in the early hours of the morning and she phoned her friends to see if they had seen the same thing, unfortunately they had missed it but were going to watch the rebroadcast the next day. Needless to say, the footage had been edited and the offending Coke bottle had been cut out of the film. But several other viewers had seen the bottle and many articles appeared in The West Australian newspaper. Western Australia received their coverage in a different way to the rest of the World. They were the only Country where there wasn't a delay to the 'live' transmission. slide Counter Clavius researcher Peter Barrett examined surviving copies of The Western Australian dating to the time in question and failed to find any mention whatsoever of Coke bottles in the moonwalk telecast. SLIDE SO HOW DID THEY DO IT, IF THIS IS ALL FAKE? Kubrick Connection 2001 A Space Odyssey was filming in the summer of 1965 when the Apollo missions were in the midst of final planning of the missions to come. slide Filming would continue for another 2.5 years and the budget ballooned from 6 million dollars to 10.5 million. The assumption here is that some of the 205 reported special effects shots were filmed for the US Government and they paid 4.5 million for them as a cover. The moon landing would be shot by Kubrick using the movie as a disguise. Over 70 corporations and government institutions were consulted for the film- again the cover of the movie allowed for various pieces of input on how the moon landing should look. slide Also the film was crucial to preparing Americans as to how space exploration should look. It set the expectation so all the government had to do was film the landing in accordance with those expectations that they themselves set. Kubrick confessed his (forced) involvement in the moon landing hoax of Apollo 11, two decades later. He did this by making deliberate changes in Stephen King’s original novel. slide The main character in this story, named Jack (played by Jack Nicholson), represents the part of Kubrick that was forced to direct the staged moon landing. His inner creative child wanted to rebel against this scam. Jack’s son Danny represents this rebellious voice within Kubrick. slide Therefore, in the film, Jack is warned about Danny’s plan to involve an external party, namely the audience. slide In King’s novel, room 217 was the scary hotel room. Kubrick changed this number to 237, as the (in those days) commonly used distance between Luna and Terra was (about) 237,000 miles. slide At a certain moment in the film, Danny is playing in the hallway. When he stands up, the Apollo 11 on this jumper symbolically lifts off, and goes into room No. 237. This room represents the film studio where the fake moon landing was staged. His visit of this room No. 237 wounded Danny, meaning that the artist Kubrick was damaged by this Apollo 11 scam. Later on, Jack also enters room No. 237. At first Jack sees temptation, before he realizes that he was actually caught in a horror. By this shocking scene in this film, Kubrick confessed that the huge budget for making his space odyssey film seemed very sexy at the beginning, before he realized how horrifically ugly the Apollo 11 scam really was. Further on in the film, Jack’s wife discovered that Jack had been writing the same sentence over and over again, for many dozens of pages. That remarkable sentence, which only briefly appears in King’s original novel, was: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy The first three symbols of this proverb are used by Kubrick as a hidden reference to the abbreviation of the Apollo 11 project: A11. Danny wears an Apollo 11 sweater (1); Room 237 (2) represents the moon-landing stage where Kubrick supposedly worked—the moon is about 237,000 miles from Earth; the prevalence of Tang cans (3) (created for astronauts) in the hotel’s pantry; the pattern on the carpet (4) where Danny plays matches that of Launch Pad 39A, from which the Apollo rocket took off. https://youtu.be/E1NsA\_FdbHg?t=69 bathtub scene Kubrick apparently experienced directing the Apollo 11 scam as boring work. In the film, he therefor makes Jack play with a tennis ball, instead of attending to his creative (writing) work. By choosing King’s “The Shining”, Kubrick found exactly the right storyline to make his hidden confession about his involvement in the staged moon landing of Apollo 11. On top of that, the numerological “coincidences” are that the value of “Jack” is 7 (representing the control freaks), and the value of “Danny” is 22, meaning communication! SLIDE PHOTOGRAPHY FILM THE VEGAS CONNECTION AKA HOW TO PULL IT ALL OFF Once the decision to simulate all moon voyages was made, NASA and the Defense Intelligence Agency moved swftly. A code name was created : ASP (Apollo Simulation Project), and the effort was divided into the following tasks : 1. Secret top level organization and management 2. Intensive security, including counter-intelligence 3. Undercover procurement of personnel 4. Clandestine equipment design, manufacture, installation and operation 5. Coverup communications, including wiretaps and taping 6. Covert planning and special projects (Aerospace "plumbers") it was no accident that the ASP base was located 32 miles east of Mercury, Nevada. The land surrounding the base has long been controlled by the U.S. Air Force and the Atomic Energy Commission - a double threat to any Interlopers. In this view of the region it may be seen that any trespassers would show up instantly on the screens of the constantly-on TV monitors. Also, control of personnel through the few checkpoints could be accomplished with efficiency and dispatch. The Mercury ASP base was desirable from a number of security-related standpoints: Strange shipments could be delivered inside trucks marked with the dreaded "radiation" sign. Staff could come and go via the heavily guarded airfield. An elaborate warning-wave-off radioradar protection system prevented any private planes from using the field except for dire emergencies. Even then, strangers were prevented from actually seeing anything of a compromising nature. Odd noises, weird devices, excavations were permissible since no outsiders had visual or audio Coded communications could be made by regular or incredibly high frequency microwave radio. Slide Tensions could be relieved by making the less-than-one-hour trip to Las Vegas, a 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week, anything-goes resort boasting more than 30 large casinos. Last but far from least, a liason was established with the hidden rulers of Las Vegas, the crime organization chieftans. When needed, services could be exchanged on a mutually beneficial basis, Le., large sums of money for use of expert "button men". The Cosa Nostra staff presented no problems for ASP Security; they had centuries of practice in remaining silent. U.S.-Mafia criminal cooperation was hardly new. Mafia chieftans aided American troops. During the invasion of Sicily during WWII Staffing ASP was not as difficult as it might appear to the layman. First, everyone has a price although sometimes the price is one's life. Notwithstanding diehards, recruiting of ASP people went swingingly. People love to know secrets and they also love to have lots of money to spend. ASP provided both. Salaries of $50,000 for minor technicians were not uncommon. We have deleted the pay of higher staff personnel out of sympathy for the taxpayer who might be reading this chapter. In addition to salaries, expense accounts for "rest and relaxation" were virtually unlimited. It is interesting to note that during the build-up of ASP facilities near Mercury, income for many of the Las Vegas casinos hit new highs. Three major categories of ASP personnel existed: Top level management, including DIA and supplemental agency support. Interface personnel, many on "need to know" basis. The astronauts themselves. Recruiting of the first two categories was done on a money first, patriotism second, basis. It was eminently successful. More descretion was required in obtaining the cooperation of astronauts. Slide For these dedicated and brave men, the following arguments were used: A. The moon mission was tremendously important to the continuance of the United States as a (or THE) power in political, military, scientific and technical areas. B. Billions of dollars and several lives had been spent so far; to scratch the mission at this point (1983) would be disastrous to the administration from a public relations standpoint. NASA was in the same position as a Vegas gambler who is in too deep to quit. (NASA's self-interest was also a strong influence: it is a truism that all bureaucracies seek to expand or at least perpetuate themselves.) C. There would be no danger since the men would not exit the earth's gravitational field. D. Fame and fortune would be theirs, tarnished only slightly by the fact that the voyage would be illusionary.= E. Intimations that refusal could bring reprisals ranging from demotion to in-flight "accidents". There was no need to remind the candidated of the eight astronauts who had died accidently during the early phases of Apollo slide NOTE: Thomas R. Baron, an employee of North American Aviation, Apollo's prime contractor, submitted a 500 page report on the inadequacies of the program following the fatal fire on Pad 34. Shortly thereafter, Baron was killed when his car apparently stalled in front of a locomotive. In addition to these cogent persuasions, the men approached had lifetime histories of obedience. All were or had been in the armed forces and were accustomed to accepting assignments regardless of risk or rather, in spite of risk. Most pilots are extroverted, game-playing individuals. Thus, it was a relatively simple matter to train the astronauts to play their respective roles in the high drama of ASP. slide Once a base was established and security ineffect, the preparation of simulation equipment could begin. A complete set of the moon was built in an underground cavern at the ASP base. Every location that would be used for landings was created in exact detail. This elaborate sound stage was code named Copernicus, after one of the lunar craters. It soon earned the name "Cuss" because of problems in lighting and sound. In addition, scale models of the earth, sun, moon and other bodies were carefully built and mounted within a planetarium-like device so that they could be positioned and photographed with accuracy, repeatability and believability. The underground sound stage resembled those at a major Hollywood studio complete with overhead catwalks for lighting, camera dolly tracks and other basic filming and TV equipment. In addition, there was a plethora of special effects tools, including high intensity lighting to imitate the harsh glare of sunlight on the airless moonscape. All scenes of the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM)were filmed on this set with the astronauts as "stars". There were no more problems than would appear during the filming of "Star Trek", "2001, A Space Odyssey", or "Silent Running". After all, Hollywood grips and gaffers, cameramen and directors had acquired long experience in science fiction film production. A plus for the project was the advantage of filming silent. All voices and equipment sounds were dubbed in by an elaborate sound creation and dubbing studio immediately adjacent to the moon set. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJSvQ80p1ks slide VISUAL PRESENTATIONS Hair-raising for the simulators but most convincing to the public were the launches. After all, if people could drive to the Cape, park and see an immense rocket lift itself off the pad, was this not the ultimate proof that a trip was, indeed, being made to the moon itself? The fact that once out of sight, the vehicle traveled a sub-orbital trajectory to the south polar sea (and jettisoned), did not diminish in any way the blazing glory of the launch to the moon. The return to the earth by the astronauts in their re-entry module was far less risky than the launch. This was true since it waseffected by dropping the module from a C-5A cargo plane. Just prior to this drop, they were picked up at a super-secret, well camouflaged island south of Hawaii. It is interesting to note that the module was always dropped out of sight of the carrier's crew. Had the simulators desired, it would have been possible to drop the module into the Pacific from a far-ranging nuclear submarine. However, the plan method was chosen since it required a smaller crew "in the know" and ease of security that evolves from a hidden air base (Tauramoto Archipelago.) They are then flown back and sent to Las Vegas to party for two days then flown to the live set to do a taping of the moon landing with kubrick (why do this live?) slide
Kubrick apparently experienced directing the Apollo 11 scam as boring work. In the film, he therefor makes Jack play with a tennis ball, instead of attending to his creative (writing) work. By choosing King’s “The Shining”, Kubrick found exactly the right storyline to make his hidden confession about his involvement in the staged moon landing of Apollo 11. On top of that, the numerological “coincidences” are that the value of “Jack” is 7 (representing the control freaks), and the value of “Danny” is 22, meaning communication! SLIDE PHOTOGRAPHY FILM THE VEGAS CONNECTION AKA HOW TO PULL IT ALL OFF Once the decision to simulate all moon voyages was made, NASA and the Defense Intelligence Agency moved swftly. A code name was created : ASP (Apollo Simulation Project), and the effort was divided into the following tasks : 1. Secret top level organization and management 2. Intensive security, including counter-intelligence 3. Undercover procurement of personnel 4. Clandestine equipment design, manufacture, installation and operation 5. Coverup communications, including wiretaps and taping 6. Covert planning and special projects (Aerospace "plumbers") SECRET TOP LEVEL ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT After all, as most aerospace insiders know, the Apollo project was actually a military mission to determine the feasibility of using the moon as a military base of operations against foreign powers. Furthermore, almost 75 per centof all NASA effort was basically military - not space! When the capability of controlling orbiting H-bombs became a reality, the moon became far less important to the Pentagon's planners. Who needs a moon base when it's possible to destroy any or all of the planet with bombs disguised as communications satellites that orbit the earth 24 hours a day, they reasoned. However, despite this diminishment of interest, the military was still strongly supportive of any activity that would enhance U.S. prestige worldwide. Thus, the DIA was structured to provide services to NASA, as shown in the chart. How these various departments or divisions functioned is described in the interpretive tabulation. Although more than 300,000 persons were directly involved in the building of the atomic bomb (1942-45), no significant information whatsoever reached the public. Thus was established a viable precedent for ASP. The ASP managers could not only point to the Manhattan's success in secrecy, but could use their methods. After all, in an America which has been sliding towards a police state for years (wiretaps, no-knock, civilian surveillance), it was a relatively simple matter to apply these techniques of cloak and dagger to ASP. Rigidly tight security develops Itself a perfect position. Anyone can be excluded by the principle of "need to know". Since NASA has always been 75 per cent military and certainly ASP was in this catagory, preventing anyone high or low from seeing certain hardware, data or locations, was as easy as dropping a thick curtain. Further, anyone who comprised a threat or knew too much could be taken care of In a number of interesting ways. And all of these measures were justified as being the protection of the national interests. One of the first security measures undertaken by the ASP Security Staff was the establishment of a base of operations. It was the exciting appeal of a nearby resort city. Thus, it was no accident that the ASP base was located 32 miles east of Mercury, Nevada. The land surrounding the base has long been controlled by the U.S. Air Force and the Atomic Energy Commission - a double threat to any Interlopers. In this view of the region it may be seen that any trespassers would show up instantly on the screens of the constantly-on TV monitors. Also, control of personnel through the few checkpoints could be accomplished with efficiency and dispatch. The Mercury ASP base was desirable from a number of security-related standpoints: 1. Strange shipments could be delivered inside trucks marked with the dreaded "radiation" sign. 2. Staff could come and go via the heavily guarded airfield. An elaborate warning-wave-off radioradar protection system prevented any private planes from using the field except for dire emergencies. Even then, strangers were prevented from actually seeing anything of a compromising nature. 3. Odd noises, weird devices, excavations were permissible since no outsiders had visual or audio 4. Coded communications could be made by regular or incredibly high frequency microwave radio. 5. Tensions could be relieved by making the less-than-one-hour trip to Las Vegas, a 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week, anything-goes resort boasting more than 30 large casinos. Last but far from least, a liason was established with the hidden rulers of Las Vegas, the crime organization chieftans. When needed, services could be exchanged on a mutually beneficial basis, Le., large sums of money for use of expert "button men". The Cosa Nostra staff presented no problems for ASP Security; they had centuries of practice in remaining silent. U.S.-Mafia criminal cooperation was hardly new. Mafia chieftans aided American troops. During the invasion of Sicily during WWII Staffing ASP was not as difficult as it might appear to the layman. First, everyone has a price although sometimes the price is one's life. Notwithstanding diehards, recruiting of ASP people went swingingly. People love to know secrets and they also love to have lots of money to spend. ASP provided both. Salaries of $50,000 for minor technicians were not uncommon. We have deleted the pay of higher staff personnel out of sympathy for the taxpayer who might be reading this chapter. In addition to salaries, expense accounts for "rest and relaxation" were virtually unlimited. It is interesting to note that during the build-up of ASP facilities near Mercury, income for many of the Las Vegas casinos hit new highs. Three major categories of ASP personnel existed: 1. Top level management, including DIA and supplemental agency support. 2. Interface personnel, many on "need to know" basis. 3. The astronauts themselves. Recruiting of the first two categories was done on a money first, patriotism second, basis. It was eminently successful. More descretion was required in obtaining the cooperation of astronauts. For these dedicated and brave men, the following arguments were used: A. The moon mission was tremendously important to the continuance of the United States as a (or THE) power in political, military, scientific and technical areas. B. Billions of dollars and several lives had been spent so far; to scratch the mission at this point (1983) would be disastrous to the administration from a public relations standpoint. NASA was in the same position as a Vegas gambler who is in too deep to quit. (NASA's self-interest was also a strong influence: it is a truism that all bureaucracies seek to expand or at least perpetuate themselves.) C. There would be no danger since the men would not exit the earth's gravitational field. D. Fame and fortune would be theirs, tarnished only slightly by the fact that the voyage would be illusionary. slide E. Intimations that refusal could bring reprisals ranging from demotion to in-flight "accidents". There was no need to remind the candidated of the eight astronauts who had died accidently during the early phases of Apollo slide NOTE: Thomas R. Baron, an employee of North American Aviation, Apollo's prime contractor, submitted a 500 page report on the inadequacies of the program following the fatal fire on Pad 34. Shortly thereafter, Baron was killed when his car apparently stalled in front of a locomotive. In addition to these cogent persuasions, the men approached had lifetime histories of obedience. All were or had been in the armed forces and were accustomed to accepting assignments regardless of risk or rather, in spite of risk. Most pilots are extroverted, game-playing individuals. Thus, it was a relatively simple matter to train the astronauts to play their respective roles in the high drama of ASP. As with most machinery, strains may develop in humans under stress. The recent breakdown of Edwin A. Aldrin, the lunar module pilot, could be an indication of second thoughts. In summary, ASP recruitment was an unqualified success. That no information has been revealed to this day is not surprising. A CIA-sponsored group known as Air America is noted for its two distinct types of alumni: The silent and the silenced. SLIDE Once a base was established and security ineffect, the preparation of simulation equipment could begin. A complete set of the moon was built in an underground cavern at the ASP base. Every location that would be used for landings was created in exact detail. This elaborate sound stage was code named Copernicus, after one of the lunar craters. It soon earned the name "Cuss" because of problems in lighting and sound. In addition, scale models of the earth, sun, moon and other bodies were carefully built and mounted within a planetarium-like device so that they could be positioned and photographed with accuracy, repeatability and believability. The underground sound stage resembled those at a major Hollywood studio complete with overhead catwalks for lighting, camera dolly tracks and other basic filming and TV equipment. In addition, there was a plethora of special effects tools, including high intensity lighting to imitate the harsh glare of sunlight on the airless moonscape. All scenes of the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM)were filmed on this set with the astronauts as "stars". There were no more problems than would appear during the filming of "Star Trek", "2001, A Space Odyssey", or "Silent Running". After all, Hollywood grips and gaffers, cameramen and directors had acquired long experience in science fiction film production. A plus for the project was the advantage of filming silent. All voices and equipment sounds were dubbed in by an elaborate sound creation and dubbing studio immediately adjacent to the moon set. SPECIAL NOTE: In the film "Diamonds Are Forever", with Sean Connery playing the role of Agent 007 - James Bond, there is a curious and unexplained scene. He enters a secret research facility in the Nevada desert by ruse. Suddenly he finds himself in a large room in which there is an authentic moon landscape. Lumbering about in their clumsy space suits are two would-be astronauts. Nothing happens, the scene is not explained, and the viewer is left to ponder Its significance. Could it be...? Yes, it could! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJSvQ80p1ks SIMULATION PROPULSION HARDWARE SLIDE The term "hardware" became a standard term in the aerospace Industry for anything that was not stored in a file cabinet or recorded on tape. In short, it meant anything that was manufactured: from an Automatically controlled solenoid to an IDIOT (Intermediate Digital On-Line Transducer). From the date of the decision to simulate, a modified hardware program was conducted. For example, the Saturn C-5 moon rocket assembly was built to specifications with one major modification: instead of the totally unreliable F-l engines, five booster engines of the more dependable B-l type as used in the C-l cluster for the Atlas missile were used. Although a cluster of five B-l engines produced only one-half of the output of a single F-l chamber, the power (750,000 pounds thrust) was sufficient to launch the virtually empty Apollo vehicle. If the rocket had been in its designed form it would have weighed 6,000,000 pounds, or 3000 tons fully loaded. This is the weight of a U.S. naval destroyer, further pointing out the total impracticality of the venture. However, by eliminating every apsect of the moon voyage - fuel, heavy engines, LEM vehicles, etc., the total weight of the modified, shortrange, simulated voyage Apollo was less than one-twentieth of the original, or about 150 tons. This loading was well within the capabilities of the B-l propulsion units. Also, since the originally planned two million parts were reduced to a mere 150,000 gadgets, the success of the limited mission was virtually assured. However, even C-l Atlas engines were known to explode on the pad or shortly following launch. Thus, the escape module for the astronauts was left intact and functioning. If there had been an accidental loss of thrust or other mishap, it would have been simple to have the "saved" astronauts merge from the escape module after its recovery. COVERUP COMMUNICATIONS, INCLUDING WIRETAPS AND TAPING Although the most critical element from the standpoint of press and public relations interface, simulated communications and printed data were technically the simplest to produce. 62 First, an agreement was obtained by DIA and ASP representatives working with and through the semisecret Council on Foreign Relations. This agreement being a reciprocal one that would ensure silence on any revelatory Apollo Information by major foreign powers. Russia was the only nation that had the,sophisticated tracking radar capable of foUowing Apollo and thus sabotaging the simulation. But Russia was planning extensive commercial exchange with the U.S. and intelligently recognized that they would gain no real advantage by destroying the U.S. myth . After all, their space program had always been ahead of ours and this fact was weU-established worldwide. Actually, there has never been a real problem between or among major nations where control of the masses has been a consideration, i.e., cold and hot wars to keep the masses occupied while they are being fleeced before slaughter. . The presentation of "on-scene" data was divided into these categories: 1. Visual presentations to the public or uncleared personnel. A. Launch B. Re-entry (although out of sight of carrier crews) 2. Radio transmissions during launch, trip to moon, exploration and return. 3. TV transmission from the moon. 4. Still pictures; black and white and color. VISUAL PRESENTATIONS Hair-raising for the simulators but most convincing to the public were the launches. After all, if people could drive to the Cape, park and see an immense rocket lift itself off the pad, was this not the ultimate proof that a trip was, indeed, being made to the moon itself? The fact that once out of sight, the vehicle traveled a sub-orbital trajectory to the south polar sea (and jettisoned), did not diminish in any way the blazing glory of the launch to the moon. The return to the earth by the astronauts in their re-entry module was far less risky than the launch. This was true since it waseffected by dropping the module from a C-5A cargo plane. Just prior to this drop, they were picked up at a super-secret, well camouflaged island south of Hawaii. It is interesting to note that the module was always dropped out of sight of the carrier's crew. Had the simulators desired, it would have been possible to drop the module into the Pacific from a far-ranging nuclear submarine. However, the plan method was chosen since it required a smaller crew "in the know" and ease of security that evolves from a hidden air base (Tauramoto Archipelago.) They are then flown back and sent to Las Vegas to party for two days then flown to the live set to do a taping of the moon landing with kubrick (why do this live?) Was the Apollo project, real or otherwise, simply a gadget? Was it really one of the means that the controllers use to retain their control? I think the answer to that is yes. However, it was more than just a 30 billion dollar astrophysical toy; it was a replacement for a shooting war. As Shakespeare so wisely said, "Sweet are the uses of adversity." Although the Apollo project was adverse In the sense that it did little more than give employment to many people and advance certain sectors of science, it did allow the present warfare state to maintain the economy without killing a lot of people. In that repect, the Apollo was a "good" project. But viewed from the present day of $1 per loaf of bread and 50 cents a pound of sugar, It was really only a stopgap measure; one designed to maintain control for a few more years while the controUers worked on more lasting schemes . Apollo was a part of the economic disease that now threatens to create monetary havoc not only in the U.S., but worldwide. In that sense, it was genuinely adverse, but only for a limited time. It has been obvious to many that the American standard of living could not continue forever in the midst of abysmal poverty In many other parts of the world. Even though we have been able to live affluently in a wartime of quasi-wartime economy since about 1939, it was inevitable that one day we would no longer be able to borrow to support an unreal and profligate way of life. Ultimately, the pyramid-building phase (throwing money into unproductive projects) had to come to an end. RADIO TRANSMISSIONS Of utmost simplicity, once installed and checked out, was the radio data transmitted "from" the moon vehicle. Secret, leased and well-secured telephone lines were connected to the antennae inputs of all space communications centers. These included the major tracking stations in Australia, Africa and the west coast of the United States. To accomodate amateur radio operators who might want to tune it, identical broadcasts were made from an orbiting satellite. So perfect were all of these simulations, that the momentary blackout when the module was supposed to be behind the moon was faithfully reproduced. TELEVISION BROADCASTS Unquestionable the most interesting and entertaining for all concerned (simulators and fools alike) were the scenes of astronauts gamboling about the lunar set. In addition, these delightful frolics were really elementary exercises for the stage crews. After all, decades of special effects development for the motion picture industry preceded the need for this expertise . A curious anomaly occured with respect to this phase of the simulation. The set had to be photographed through filters and electronic "noise "had to be added to avoid a too-perfect picture. Otherwise these scenes would resemble too closely the action from "Star Trek" and other science fiction presentations. Even so, many viewers in bars and country clubs all over the U.S. suspected rather loudly that the scenes were a fake. Little of this reached the newspapers. Note in this montage of photographs of the astronauts "at work" on the moon that the simulation was simplicity itself. With a totally black space background, a rough but firm moon surface and the LEM featured prominently, the reasonably authentic lunar scene was well within the capabilities of motion picture set designers and special effects experts. The range marks lend an uncanny resemblance to reality - a tribute to the painstaking work of the simulators on an unlimited budget The simulators had a choice of several expensive earth models for their "blue-green-island-in-space" photos. Again, highly developed Hollywood techniques allowed many types of pictures to lie with great believability PLANNING AND SPECIAL PROJECTS This department was charged with the overall responsibility for planning and direction of the simulation. They also undertook (an appropriate word) to cover up any errors of theirs or any other ASP group. It included such elements as: FAVORABLE PUBLICITY RELEASED THROUGH ALL MEDIA The astronauts and their families as viewed through a bottle of syrup. The success of various flights and tests, heavily colored. Advantages of space flight. Many articles were ghostwritten for such characters as Wernher von Braun and appeared in popularized science magazines. Diagrams of space trips. Photographs of lunar landing vehicles, space suits, food and drink, including a new radiator cleaning agent called Tang. Puffery for such over-fed NASA pontiffs as James E. Webb. . Another example of the work of the PASP Group. APPENDD( SCHEDULE AND CHRONOLOGY OF SIMULATED MOON FLIGHTS ITEM REMARKS CLIPPED TIMETABLE FROM EVERNOTE Once the Saturn was out of sight and until the capsule "returned", all evidence of the "flight" was in the form of electromagnetic wares. These, of course, are simple to simulate and transmit. Any or all of the four systems described below could have been employed. Others may have been used but these appear to be the most logical. LEASED PHONE CONNECTIONS The basic system was provided by direct wire connections interspersed with microwave transmissions. All were basically Bell System communications on a CIA basis : no monitors, or total "hands off*' by the lessors. At the input were, of course, the synchronized tape decks that provided the complete moon landing simulation. It should be noted that these included the response and "recommendations" of Mission Control at Houston. In other words, these tapes were not just transmissions from the moon — they included all audio and the simulated video from the moon set. Thus, Mission Control at Houston and all other communicators were speaking into essentially dead mikes. Data sent into oscilloscopes, graphic recorders and TV screens showing data displays, computor recording banks, were all from this one master tape. Again, there could be no error since all events had been meticulously recorded even to the "boo-boos", jokes and seeming improvisations of the astronauts and their counterparts on earth. Experience for this masterful presentation was derived from decades of sound track effort for both motion pictures and TV presentations of science fiction adventures. LOW FREQUENCY TRANSMITTERS Unknown to most Americans is the existence of an ultra-low frequency transmission station in a northwestern state. This facility is used to broadcast messages to submerged nuclear submarines. The radio waves sent by this station are so long they are lethal to humans if the latter are adjacent to the transmitter. This permits automatic security. Also, the receivers are of special design and few amateurs would even dream of receiving this type of broadcast. Therefore, ULF was used as a backup to the other methods of transmitting Apollo simulation data of all types . SATELLITE The most sophisticated method was microwave satellite to microwave. As a backup, a special satellite contained a tape unit that could be triggered by the ASP control station at Mercury. Thus, there was redundance to the redundancy Buzz Aldrin was a Manchurian candidate? Research into his nervous breakdown
2019.07.25 17:01 autotldrClimate crisis blamed as temperature records broken in three nations World news The Guardian
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The Netherlands and Belgium have recorded their highest ever temperatures as the second extreme heatwave in consecutive months to be linked by scientists to the climate emergency advances across the continent. In Belgium, the temperature in Kleine-Brogel hit 38.9C, fractionally higher than the previous record of 38.8C dating to June 1947. The latest heatwave, caused by an "Omega block" - a high-pressure pattern that blocks and diverts the jet stream, allowing a mass of hot air to flow up from northern Africa and the Iberian peninsula - follows a similar extreme weather event last month that made it the hottest June on record. The highest ever June temperatures were recorded in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Andorra, Luxembourg, Poland and Germany, while France registered an all-time record high of 45.9C in the southern commune of Gallargues-le-Montueux. The Dutch KNMI weather service has has issued a code orange extreme temperature warning for everywhere except the offshore Wadden Islands and implemented its "National heat emergency" plan, while Belgium has taken the unprecedented step of placing the entire country on a code red warning. The EU's Copernicus Emergency Management Service warned of an "Extreme danger" of further forest fires in France and Spain on Thursday, with a "High" or "Very high" threat level in Portugal, Italy, Belgium and Germany.
2019.07.24 16:01 autotldrSummer's second heatwave set to break records across Europe
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The Netherlands and Belgium have recorded their highest ever temperatures as the second extreme heatwave in consecutive months to be linked by scientists to the climate emergency advances across the continent. In Belgium, the temperature in Kleine-Brogel hit 38.9C, fractionally higher than the previous record of 38.8C dating to June 1947. The latest heatwave, caused by an "Omega block" - a high-pressure pattern that blocks and diverts the jet stream, allowing a mass of hot air to flow up from northern Africa and the Iberian peninsula - follows a similar extreme weather event last month that made it the hottest June on record. The highest ever June temperatures were recorded in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Andorra, Luxembourg, Poland and Germany, while France registered an all-time record high of 45.9C in the southern commune of Gallargues-le-Montueux. The Dutch KNMI weather service has has issued a code orange extreme temperature warning for everywhere except the offshore Wadden Islands and implemented its "National heat emergency" plan, while Belgium has taken the unprecedented step of placing the entire country on a code red warning. The EU's Copernicus Emergency Management Service warned of an "Extreme danger" of further forest fires in France and Spain on Thursday, with a "High" or "Very high" threat level in Portugal, Italy, Belgium and Germany.
2019.07.11 17:57 burtonsimmonsThargoids: Where to find them, and how to help (July 11th, 2019 edition)
Let me start with a shout-out toCanonn(their Thargoid research team is awesome), thecontributors on the official forums, theAnti Xeno Initiative,The Hand,The Hive, and other independent pilots and AX crewsfor critically taking charge of system defenses - and extra respect toOperation Idafor repairing the stations we haven't managed to defend - even in the face of adversity, they've been trucking 60,000-120,000 tons per day (sometimes more!) in support of the repairing stations! All my information comes from the above sources. A further tip of the hat to all the independent pilots and other squadrons who've been stepping up to defend our systems, evacuate burning stations, and help humanity in general. EDIT: With updated information regardingwhere the Thargoids have gone(hint: they're not in the bubble, none to be found except in the Pleiades, likely no attack next week), I'm updating this post. What wasattacked As I wrote last week, Eagle Eye had (eventually) updated with the following systems:
The Thargoid Activity Report in GalNet shows our progress, which is exceptionally handy. As we fight Thargoids in the AX Conflict Zones, the Thargoid presence will reduce from Massive to Significant to Moderate to Marginal, which gives us an idea of how close we are to ending an incursion. If you're looking to fight, check there to see our immediate progress. Note: If you need to fight Thargoids and can't find an AX Conflict Zone and don't want to use the Eagle Eye systems, the best place to find Thargoids is down inthe Pleiades; I personally launch out ofArtemis LodgeinCelaeno, but there areseveral stationsto launch out of, and Non-Human Signal Sources are present and prevalent there. If you're looking groups with whom to fight Thargoids, I highly recommend checking out the Anti-Xeno Initiative, The Hand, and The Hive; they're all great groups and can help you hone your skills.
The Anti-Xeno Initiative (AXI) (discord link) - the undisputed leader in AX combat, great for learning, PC wings, and more
For the first time, they have actually repaired more stations in a week than have been attacked! Massive congratulations to them and the independent pilots and groups who did the initial heavy lifting on those stations! Operation Ida has now moved their organization and hauling dedication to helping repair England Hub in Jataya. They're fantastic, fun, and their Discord channel is a fun place to hang out! Evacuation efforts help clear incursions! Post Disaster Evacuation Service (Discord) are organizing evacuations; here's a station evacuation walkthrough. They'll happily chat with you, share fittings, and just generally try to work together to help the trapped civilians. Additionally, they have an EDMC plugin called EvacCount to track evacuation numbers either in total or across a session. Check them out! Evacuees are bulk passengers, so economy cabins are the best, and they pay roughly 10,000 chead. Even a low-cost Type-6 Transporter can evacuate over 50 people at a time, easily topping half a million credits per round trip (which takes only a few minutes.) If you haven't done it before, I highly recommend it. If you're looking to build superpower reputation through station evacuations, you might consider evacuations at the following stations: Beaufoy VisioninNaunihas three Federation-aligned factions. Copernicus CityinKungantjuhas two Federation-aligned factions and one Empire-aligned faction. Glashow StationinKharwahas two Federation-aligned factions. Grabe RinginT'ien Muhas two Federation-aligned factions. Gooch RinginAriatiahas one Federation-aligned faction and one Empire-aligned faction. Operation Ida: Never in the field of human conflict was so much hauled by so many for so few credits. Want to fight? Unsure of what to do? Read this section System under incursion - and which have a Thargoid presence - have AX Conflict Zones instead of Non-Human Signal Sources (note: for the bubble only, the Pleiades still has plenty of NHSS) where the Pilots Federation is fighting Thargoids. These are massive furballs, with not-entirely-useless human AI ships on your side, and a mashup of Thargoids - scouts and interceptors - on the other. It is entirely possible to go in and just fight scouts (if, for instance, you're only comfortable with them or you wish to increase your combat ranking); you can stay away from the interceptors with some effort. However, when interceptors do join the fight, they will trigger a shutdown field. I highly recommend carrying a shutdown field neutralizer, purchasable at many planetary bases and at the Aegis megaships, or the nature of the fight will change dramatically. You may also consider equipping a Xeno Scanner to help identify the type of scout you're facing, though there are often visual clues as well.) If enough Thargoids are killed (and none of the many game bugs are triggered), then you'll get a Hydra at the end, which can be optionally - and with great difficulty - killed for many, many credits. As an added bonus, scouts are "elite" rated, so if you're looking to improve your combat ranking or your NPC's combat ranking, scout-hunting is a fast way to do it. Generally speaking, you will not find any Non-Human Signal Sources in the systems under incursion, though that's not 100% consistent. While the scouts only offer a combat bond worth 10k credits each, if you're comfortable fighting them, Interceptors can be quite profitable and fun - but definitely require some engineering, and guardian equipment is helpful. By "profitable" I mean "millions of credits per kill". Bring a wing and start farming. If you're looking to start fighting them, I highly recommend checking out this video from Shwinky of the Anti-Xeno Initiative for tips on how to fight a Thargoid Interceptor. It'll save your life, your ship, and maybe humanity. If you want build or ship recommendations, Canonn has a site for that. Note: if you cannot find any AX Conflict Zones, try the Eagle Eye-identified systems to find Non-Human Signal Sources. If you can't find anything you want in those, consider flying down to the Pleiades (e.g. Merope, Celaeno, HR 1183, etc) to find Non-Human Signal Sources in abundance. For the first time ever, this map is actually BETTER than last week's map. Guardian Modules & Weapons On another note, if you're just coming back to the game or are now interested in unlocking Guardian technology - the modules and weapons are incredible for fighting Thargoids and the FSD booster is just generally a must-have. Guardian Weapons are the thing to have for taking on higher-tier Thargoid Interceptors, and the Guardian Modules are easy to get and have non-AX purposes as well, especially if you don't have a whole lot of engineering available. I've written up several walkthroughs:
A quick note about the modules: Out in Colonia, outfitting can be pretty slim, with few A-rated modules available. However, there's a tech broker in Colonia, so you can get the Guardian Power Plant and Power Distributor, which are like reasonably-engineered A-rated modules. Heading out that way? Get the Guardian modules first!
2019.07.03 10:00 autotldrClimate change made Europe’s mega-heatwave five times more likely
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After a seven-day analysis, their results are in: climate change made the temperatures reached in France last week at least five times more likely to occur than in a world without global warming. Using their models, the researchers calculated that the average temperatures reached over the three hottest days in France - around 28°C - were at least five times more likely to happen because of climate change. In a second analysis that looked at historical temperature records over the past century rather than models, the team calculated that the likelihood of such a heatwave in June has in fact increased 100 times since around 1900, owing to the combined influence of climate change and other factors such as air pollution. To date, more than 200 attribution studies have examined whether climate change made particular events - including heat spells, droughts, floods and storms - more likely. An analysis of a heatwave that hit parts of Europe in July last year, which was less intense but longer-lived than the latest one, found that climate change made its occurrence more than twice as likely in many of the places affected. The German weather service and the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service are preparing to routinely analyse the extent to which climate change influences weather in Germany and Europe, and publish the results in near real-time.
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2019.04.25 09:01 autotldrSweden and Norway concerned by unusual pre-season forest fires
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Various pre-season forest fires already burning in Sweden and Norway have authorities worried that it might be another "Summer of ashes" in Scandinavia this year. Last year, forest fires ravaged more than 25,000 hectares of land in Sweden after an exceptionally dry spring and the hottest month of July on record since two and a half centuries. Both the MSB and the Swedish Interior Minister Mikael Damberg said Sweden is "Better prepared" than last year to face the forest fires. Damberg said on a Facebook post that MSB had received an additional 65 million euros to tackle the forest fires this year. Norway has also seen a few forest fires ahead of the season due to the unusually dry weather that burnt a few hectares of land. According to Copernicus, the EU Commission satellite service, there have been a total of 1,207 forest fires as of April 24, compared to 112 at this date last year.
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2018.04.11 17:08 JamesWieserThe 2nd Enlightenment: Did the 2nd Enlightenment just happen on Oct 31, 2017 on the 500th anniversary of The 1st Enlightenment? History doesn't repeat itself, it rhymes. The case is made that literacy was the basis of the 1st Enlightenment, Natural Literacy will be the basis of the 2nd.
This is an outline of very broad brushstrokes, an opening dialogue/outline if you will. It is meant to be a guide to potential outcomes based on historical events. Various topics will be further explored and fleshed out in the future. Historical perspective: Out of the Dark Ages “The Renaissance achieved popularity in describing the self-conscious cultural movement based on revival of Roman models that began in the late-13th century. For the historian Michelet, the Renaissance was more a development in science than in art and culture. He asserted that it spanned the period from Columbus to Copernicus to Galileo; that is, from the end of the 15th century to the middle of the 17th century (1492-1650) Some Marxist historians prefer to describe the Renaissance in material terms, holding the view that the changes in art, literature, and philosophy were part of a general economic trend from feudalism towards capitalism, resulting in a bourgeois class with leisure time to devote to the arts. The invention of printing (movable type in reality) democratized learning and allowed a faster propagation of more widely distributed ideas" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance History of first media revolution The Reformation is mainly known for the division of Christianity into Protestantism and Catholicism. The 95 Theses Martin Luther nailed to the Wittenberg Church Door on October 31 1517, criticized the church’s sale of indulgences, which Luther saw as corruption. By Luther’s time, indulgences had evolved into payments that allowed anyone who could afford them to skip purgatory. Less known is the role Luther played in allowing ordinary people to read in their own language versus having to have Latin translated to them through clergy. “The Reformation was a triumph of literacy and the new printing press. Luther's translation of the Bible into German was a decisive moment in the spread of literacy, and stimulated as well the printing and distribution of religious books and pamphlets. From 1517 onward, religious pamphlets flooded Germany and much of Europe. By 1530, over 10,000 publications are known, with a total of ten million copies. The Reformation was thus a media revolution.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformation Thus the Renaissance and Reformation set the stage for The 1st Enlightenment. The Enlightenment is generally thought of as the period between the 30 years war and the French Revolution, roughly 1650 to 1800. I set the date for its earliest beginnings at 1517 with the unleashing of the primary force that ultimately drove it. The beginning of literacy in Europe. History rhymes, not repeats itself. How will the 1st and 2nd Enlightenment’s be the same and how will they be different?
Who -The Roman Catholic Church and Big Media
What -The aggregation and dissemination of information
When- 500 year Anniversary
Where -The printing press and the internet
Why- Literacy and Natural Literacy
The rhyme: The 95 Theses and The 95 Species
Who -The Roman Catholic Church and Big Media: Prior to the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church controlled the dissemination of information throughout medieval Europe. There were many groups such as the Cathars, the Templars and even the Dominicans and Franciscans to a certain degree, who had tried to splinter off from the church. With generally catastrophic results. Friday the 13th is still remembered as a bad day because it was the day of the Templars comeuppance in 1305. Post Reformation Protestant Inquisition history versus Catholic (Spanish) Inquisition- The Reformation sparked over a century of religious conflict and instability on the European continent. The 30 years war, which started 100 years afterward, was the direct result and culmination of the Reformation. The propaganda and publicity created by the Protestants, via the printing press, was so good/copious most people have not heard of the Protestant Inquisition to this day. Most have heard about the Spanish Inquisition though (Thankyou Monty Python). Despite the fact that meticulous records kept by both sides of the conflict showed that many more people died at the hands of the Protestants than the Catholics. Being the new kids on the block, they were much more lethal and vicious in many ways than their Catholic counterparts. Kind of like Al Qaeda as compared to ISIS today. But due to the fact that the printing press allowed the Protestants to rapidly create their propaganda and dominate the new medium, their opponents were overwhelmed and the Reformation is now history. Back in the olden days when I grew up, before the Internet, there were basically 3 television stations. ABC, CBS and NBC with a little squirt of PBS in 1970. I recall my mother getting me and my brothers together to watch this new show that was about to air called Sesame Street. Along with newspapers and radio the media market was very tightly controlled. With the advent of cable and then the Internet, the media playing field has been flattened. Newspapers go out of business every day. Russia has a vote in our democratic elections. Arab Spring. And 4 billion people at the end of a mouse click.
2 & 4. What -The aggregation and dissemination of information & Where -The printing press and the internet: They are the same in that the aggregation and dissemination of information is at the root of both periods. The movable type printing press allowed for the rapid aggregation of new information. Prior to this, it might take years to create a single manuscript, which was a copy of an earlier work and in Latin, a language that common people could not read. Once aggregated though, dissemination was limited to one person handing a piece of paper to another person. The Internet not only allows for the aggregation of information but the immediate dissemination thereof to 4 billion people with the click of a mouse. Basically the printing press on steroids. There was roughly a 150 year transition period last time due to the physical nature of dissemination. Not today. Distribution is virally exponential. Welcome to The 2nd Enlightenment!
When- 500 year Anniversary. The 2nd Enlightenment has launched on October 31st 2017 with the distribution of The 95 Species to the World Wide Web on the 500thanniversary of Martin Luther nailing The 95 Theses to the Wittenberg Church Door on All Saints Day Eve (a.k.a. Halloween) October 31 1517. The year prior he had published his 97 theses with not so nearly as much of a stir. The difference between writing about something and publishing an editorial in the equivalent of the daily paper of its day. Or the internet if one wanted to shave 133 years off the process.
Why-Literacy and Natural Literacy: the key to the 1st Enlightenment was the beginning of literacy for the common people. The key to the 2nd Enlightenment will be natural literacy or the ability for an individual to read nature for themselves. For the average Joe/Josefina/JoX, until now, information about nature was in a foreign language that had been interpreted by others. Natural Literacy will allow you to read nature for yourself by not only allowing one to read nature but also be able to translate natural/geological time tables into human timetables so that one can become part of the conversation. A reciprocal dialogue with nature.
How: Paper vs. URL’s. The printed page was the internet of its day. In this day and age, the single most potent potential outlet for information is something called a Universal Resource Locator or URL. Better known as a .COM by most. As in The 2nd (second) Enlightenment.com. Who ever showed up first, out of the 4 billion people who have access to the internet, owns the URL. The average odds to win the super lotto are about 250 million to one. If this were a lottery (which it was to a degree) winning this URL would be 16x less likely than winning the super lotto. And look how long that takes to win on many occasions.
The rhyme: The 95 Theses and The 95 Species: And species of what??? The 5th kingdom has been almost entirely overlooked in our day-to-day lives. Fungi. Mushrooms. Most people know virtually nothing about them yet mushrooms (as land macrorganisms) will far outnumber both plants and animals (as land macrorganisms) when the final tally is in. It is thought that only about 10-15% of the mushrooms on earth have been discovered. The number of species of fungi on earth is estimated to be between 1.2 and 5.1 million species. Fungi make up 90% of the biomass composition of organisms in healthy forest soils. They are extra important to nature, as expressed by their sheer numbers/biomass, but why not to us humans?? In most cases, mycelium represents “The Matrix” and Morpheus hasn’t shown up to pass out the red pills yet. It hides from view inside virtually everything in nature, the brains of the outfit as well as the administrator. This needs to change. From my point of view, this is the single biggest factor in humans “perception problem” AKA antroprocriticism. Integrating human and natural systems. We are part of nature, nature didn’t exclude us from the party, we have excluded ourselves. Fortunately humans are good at sociocultural activities. If Darwin is correct and it is the survival of the fittest- the fittest it turns out being the best cooperators, not dominators -this should be something that human beings are particularly good at. The problem is that there is no problem- from natures point of view –only perception issues. All other organisms on earth understand the biological mathematics that represent succession and participate to create abundance, aggregating resources and biodiversity in an ecosystem to its carrying capacity. This is homogeneous worldwide. The sum is greater than the parts. Leaving one’s unutilized resources in a state that the next organism in the line of succession is able to utilize them. There is no such thing as “thrown away” in nature. I’m currently working with 95 species of mushrooms that will allow humans to easily participate in succession, like all other organisms and biological systems on earth. To accomplish this, I have created the 1st true service to service mutualistic relationship between human beings and another organism(s -among other tools) The reason that this is a good fit is that, as a macroorganism, mycelium is on par with plants and animals in order of magnitude and abilities while at the same time, operates perfectly as a microorganism. The disconnect comes in that all other organisms on earth operate on geological timetables. Human beings operate on human timetables, minus the 200,000 organisms that make up our microbiota. What I do is to simply translate “human” into “geological”, information that other organisms can understand. I tell my mushroom partners how to quickly and effectively break down my unutilized resources (postconsumer waste) and turn it back into useful resources (plants/sequestered carbon) I call it Personal Carbon (to grow your Personal Stash ;>) This allows me to administer “the black box” that we call soil efficiently and effectively without being neurally networked to the soil ecosystem 24/7/365. In a carbon negative manner. After 40 years of agricultural experience, I have fired myself and allow my unencumbered mutualistic mycological (mushrooms), entomological (bugs) and mature soil microbiota (microbes) systems to do what they know best. How did plants manage to grow themselves before H. sapiens appeared 200,000 years ago and showed them how to do it? Let’s take a look at what this relationship might look like in common reality. “Nature is an ally to be partnered with not an adversary to be conquered”
2017.11.15 12:27 JeffFergusonPOPES IN A YEAR: #235 - Pope Urban VIII (Galileo's pope...)
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Pope from August 6, 1623 - July 29, 1644 Lived: April 5, 1568 - July 29, 1644Birth name: Maffeo Barbarini Who was this guy before he was pope? Maffeo Barbarini was born in Florence, but was taken to Rome by his mother at the age of three, following the death of his father. Maffeo rode the coattails of his uncle, a prominent layman in the papal court, and was brought up in the life of the Church. He was educated by the Jesuits, receiving his law degree at 21. Maffeo was sent to the court of Henry IV of France as a papal legate in 1601, and three years later was made Archbishop of Nazareth, both by Pope Clement VIII. He was made a cardinal by Pope Paul V in 1606, then later served as a legate to Bologna. Give me the scoop on Urban VIII. The fifth-longest papacy to date (after St. Peter’s) and 10th-longest in Church history began on August 6, 1623 without much fanfare. Urban VIII chose his name as a nod to Blessed Pope Urban II (the guy who launched the Crusades), given the current Urban’s desire to unite Christendom to overcome the Turks. Yes, again. Urban VIII began the Church’s fight against Jansenism, a heresy that basically said humans have no real free will without God’s grace, and thus that Jesus only died for some. His bull In eminenti was written as Jansenism’s initial sock-in-the-nose, but popes would be dealing with this one for decades. Urban was extremely active both politically and militarily, fighting to keep Italy independent and further balance power in Europe. He also built new fortifications and restored several key Roman churches. Urban died a week shy of 21 years in office, on July 29, 1644. What was he known for? Pope Urban VIII is the man best known for wrapping up the famed “Galileo Controversy.” Galileo, the illustrious scientist, had initially been reprimanded by Cardinal Bellarmine and Pope Paul V for believing Copernicus’ theory of heliocentrism (sun-at-the-center) to be scientific fact. Now, this of course is scientific fact, at least the sun being at the center of the Solar System, but the technology didn’t yet exist to prove it. What’s more, Galileo wanted to start disproving Scriptural interpretation using this very “fact.” Enter Urban VIII. The pope, wanting to do his friend a solid, allowed Galileo to write a work on heliocentrism, BUT expressly told him to only offer arguments for and against the view. Galileo technically obeyed, but he also called the pope a simpleton and made fun of one of his Jesuit astronomer friends in the book. Smart, Galileo. Mock the pope and your closest allies. Great. In any case, even this act -- which surely has been overblown by the Church’s opponents through the centuries -- was treated with surprisingly mild punishment. Though his views were condemned and he was required to recant his beliefs, Galileo was never tortured, his imprisonment was in a plush home with maid service, and the Church’s infallibility remained intact, since none of the criteria of infallible declarations were ever met (nor, as a result, broken). Fun Fact: On November 18, 1626, Pope Urban VIII consecrated the new St. Peter’s Basilica after Bernini installed its gigantic 66-foot baldacchino. It was 1,300 years to the day since the very first St. Peter’s Basilica was consecrated on the same spot. Coming tomorrow...Pope Innocent X
2017.08.31 21:05 PoxdocWeekend update 9/1/17-9/4/17 - Labor Day Edition!
Things to do in Lakeview this weekend 9/1/17 - 9/4/17 - Labor Day Edition So, it's Labor Day weekend! This marks the unofficial end to summer, and the beginning of all the fall activities in and around Chicago. Many people will head to the beach and/or bar-b-que, but there are other options as well.
Drink: /Lakeview is having an informal get-together at Brendan's Pub, Friday, 9/1, at 8 pm. Your Moderators will be there and we would love to meet all the subscribers to this sub! We'll be there somewhere, so ask the bartender Mike for us.
Sports: The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) is holding the Beach Volleyball Campionships 8/31-9/3, North Ave Beach. General admission is free! Yes, this is slightly outside of Lakeview, but it's close enough to count, in my opinion.
Film: The Chicago Parks District is hosting the Chicago Onscreen Film Series through 9/2. There are multiple locations throughout the city, as the parks show 18 locally-made films for free. Something is near you. Bring some food and beverages and make a date out of it!
Festival: The Taste of Polonia is happening at the Copernicus Center at Lawrence and Milwaukee (yes, this is outside of the Lakeview borders, but close enough). Go and taste a wide and delicious array of Polish food, enjoy drinks and entertainment all weekend long. Mmmm, pierogis!
Drink: Don't want to go up to ToP but are still jonesing for some pierogis? Swing by Dovetail Brewing. Not only do they have a ton of good Eurpean-style beers and events, but The Pierogi Wagon will be there 9/1 from 6-9 pm. Hell, go to both!!
Music/drink: Smartbar is celebrating 35 years in Lakeview, with the 20th anniversary of the Superjane Collective, Sat 9/2, 10 pm. But tons of events and shows all weekend long, so there is definitely something for you too!
Sports: Got a couple hundred bucks to blow? Well, then check out the 4-game series of the Atlanta Braves at the Chicago Cubs 8/31-9/3. Yep, Stubhub has tickets between about $8 (8/31) and $45 (9/2) for the games.
Eat/drink: And while you're up in the Wrigley area catching a game, check out Brickhouse Tavern, which opened a few weeks ago and is also getting good reviews.
Drink: As you probably heard, Whole Foods has been purchased by Amazon, and prices have been cut. Cool! But what's even better, the Whole Foods at Belmont and Ashland has the Red Star Bar - a full-service bar right in the store. You can even walk around and shop with your drink! But the best thing of all? The prices! A pint of one of their impressive selection of tap and bottled beers is only about $4. Go!
BONUS: Dryhop Brews is releasing a collaboration beer with Une Annee Brewery and doing a tap takeover at Dryhop on Wed, 9/6. The collab beer is The Devil's Reign, a Belgian Imperial IPA. Likely a bunch of other yummy beers on tap too!
The weather for this weekend looks awesome (chance of rain Monday)! So get out there while you can, and thank your lucky stars that we're not in south Texas... As always, please post any additional events or ideas in the thread below.
2017.08.28 00:33 miekkaflockaflameHype for BoJack season 4! Thought I'd share my list of my favorite funny quotes from the show. To help offset the impending devastation.
1.1 - The BoJack Horseman Story: Chapter One Princess Carolyn: Does Tuesday work for you, or are you gonna be too busy this week masturbating to old pictures of yourself? BoJack: I told you, that's not what was happening that time! I was masturbating to what the picture represented. BoJack (weakly, lying on the ground): Todd. On my grave, I want it to say... that I was born in 1975. Todd (at the quinceanera, to BoJack): If you'll excuse me, I have a Virgin of Guadalupe pendant to present. 1.2 - BoJack Hates the Troops Mr. Peanutbutter: Get this. I am starring in a pilot presentation for a celebrity reality show. It's pretty cutting edge, huh? BoJack: Yeah, if it's 2003. Mr. Peanutbutter: Ha ha, don't tell VH1 that! Seriously, though, please don't tell VH1 that. Tom Jumbo-Grumbo (on MSNBSea on TV): Have you no shame, BoJack Horseman? (picture appears on screen) Seen here sneezing at a Christmas party. BoJack (watching TV): Oh, not the sneezing pic-- Why do they always use the sneezing picture? Tom Jumbo-Grumbo (on MSNBSea): ...there is nothing the least bit funny about stealing a meal from Neal McBeal, the Navy SEAL. Mr. Peanutbutter (about camera crew): Just pretend they're not there. BoJack: Okay. Well, I-- Sound Guy: Could you speak up, please? BoJack: ...I'd like to-- Sound Guy: (puts hand on headphones) Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. That's too loud. 1.4 - Zoes and Zeldas BoJack (after hearing Todd's rock opera): That was, and I don't say this lightly... worse than a hundred September 11ths. BoJack: Let's dig in. Where to start? Okay, well, the headline is, I hate it. I hate everything about it. The premise is bad, and the execution is also bad. It's an irredeemable jumble of shit. Todd: Tough, but fair. Mr. Peanutbutter: What's that old expression? "Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice... fiddle-dee-dee." Mr. Peanutbutter: Eh, tomato, tomato. BoJack: It's "tomato, to-mah-to." Mr. Peanutbutter: You say '"tomato, to-mah-to." I say "tomato, tomato." BoJack (to the group in attendance): What you're about to see is rough, very rough. It's a vomit pass at what might become a rock opera. Right now, it's set mostly in space, but we're not married to that. Todd is neither a singer nor a trained musician. In fact, he never even graduated high school, he told me in confidence. Keep all that in mind as you give it up for Todd! Virgil van Cleef: Fool me once, shame on you. But teach a man to fool me, and I'll be fooled for the rest of my life. Todd (dejectedly): Fool me once, fool me twice. Fool me chicken soup with rice. 1.5 - Live Fast, Diane Nguyen Diane's Ringtone: Your telephone is ringing. I'm Ira Glass. Thank you for being a sustaining member of public radio. Everyone has a story, and your phone's story... is that it's ringing. Todd (to the tune of "God Bless America"): Todd bless these scrambled eggs, eggs from the fridge! Sunny side them, and guide them... Todd (sitting in the bath, pouring champagne into it): Cheers, to bath time. (Diane's brother, Tommy, spins around a chair revealing their father's corpse sitting in it.) Diane: Oh, my God. Is that Dad? Did someone draw balls on his forehead? Tommy: That was before we knew he was dead. We just thought he was wicked hungover. Gary: Ha ha. In your face, Dad! (tearing up) In your face forever. BoJack: I'm just saying, if you can't find a way to let off some steam, you're going to explode. (Phone rings, showing "Unknown Number.") BoJack: Goddamn it! Are you goddamn kidding me? I keep getting calls from this unlisted number. (pushes button) Ignore! Who are these assholes? Diane: Why don't you just answer, and then you'll kn-- BoJack: Oh, they'd just love that, wouldn't they? Mr. Peanutbutter (on the phone, to Diane): Aw, that's awful. Well, when you get back, I'll give you one of my patented Peanutbutter hugs. Crunchy and creamy. 1.6 - Our A-Story Is a "D" Story (Cut to MSNBSea) Tom Jumbo-Grumbo: Doctors have confirmed that Beyonce... will never perform again. BoJack: That's not true. I can express feelings. (Cut to him holding hand over stove flame) BoJack: Nothing on the outside, nothing on the inside. Princess Carolyn (on the phone): Quick question, though. Would you see Cate Blanchett in a movie about Eva Braun? BoJack (frustrated): Why are you wasting my time with this? Of course, I would! Who wouldn't? Mr. Peanutbutter: You're a catch, Diane. And I think you know how much I love catch. BoJack (to the bartender): She's not gonna call. Get out the consolation scotch. (Phone rings.) BoJack: It's her! Make that celebration scotch. Bartender: What's the differen-- BoJack (frustrated): It's the same scotch! 1.7 - Say Anything BoJack: How much did I have to drink last night? Princess Carolyn: Last night? Oh, you been on a bender for the last two weeks... No. No more drinking. You've been out of control. (Cut to BoJack in her yard with an old, homeless man) BoJack: Princess Carolyn, look. I met John Stamos. Princess Carolyn: That is not John Stamos! (Cut to BoJack in her yard with the same old, homeless man) BoJack: Hey, Princess Carolyn, John Stamos and I got our ears pierced. (starts unzipping pants) Princess Carolyn: That is not your ear! (Cut to BoJack in her yard alone) BoJack: Princess Carolyn, John Stamos died. Why? Why, God? Why did you take John Stamos? ... (crying) We thought night swimming would be fun, but the current was too strong! Princess Carolyn: You're the new face of Guten Bourbon... They're looking for American celebrities to talk about how much they like to drink. It's the part you were born to play! All you have to do is smile and stay upright. BoJack: I don't know, it sounds like a lot of work. Princess Carolyn: I don't have time for you. Or cardboard you. I need to find a new director. BoJack: Or you could find my nude erector-- She's gone. BoJack: Good news, Princess Carolyn! Vanessa's my agent now. Princess Carolyn: What? BoJack: You said you couldn't be my girlfriend and my agent, so I'm firing you. Now we can be in love! This is so great. Now, I can date you and have a better agent! Everybody wins! 1.8 - The Telescope BoJack: Congratulations on the whole being engaged thing, by the way. Diane: Thanks. It's just starting to hit me. I'm getting married. Thank God I don't have to die alone... No offense. BoJack: None taken. Until you said, "No offense." BoJack: Why did you bring me to Griffith Park? Are we going to get in a knife fight like in Rebel Without a Cause? Herb: I hate that title. BoJack: He had several causes! 1.9 - Horse Majeure BoJack: Have you got your tool kit? Todd: Check. BoJack: Burner phone? Todd: Check. BoJack: Cyanide capsule? Todd: Check. Wait, why do we need-- BoJack (not listening): Okay! Let's get started. (Todd breaks into Mr. Peanutbutter's office.) BoJack (in Mr. Peanutbutter's yard, to Todd over radio): Step two. Plant incriminating-- (Mr. Peanutbutter walks in to his office.) Mr. Peanutbutter: Hello? Todd? Todd: Uh... Hi. Mr. Peanutbutter. BoJack (over radio): Take the cyanide, Todd. Take the cyanide! BoJack: You don't want to interview me anymore? But don't you want to know what my Rosebud is? Diane: You told me repeatedly it was the nudie magazine your uncle showed you with the three-nippled woman. BoJack (with a faraway glance): Who was she? Mr. Peanutbutter (to the rehearsal dinner's guests): But there is an open bar! Which you are all welcome to partake in right after I finish this toast, which I will be doing riiight... after one more quick anecdote. It was winter in Prague, and the consumption hung low in the air... Todd (to BoJack): Well, you win some, you lose some. It's like Vincent always says... "Oopsie!" Todd (reading the business card Mr. Peanutbutter made for him): "Executive Vice President of West Coast Operations"? Whoa! Does that mean I control the waves? Vincent Adultman (stroking BoJack's mane with his broom hand): Don't be sad. Good horsey. BoJack: ...That actually feels kind of nice. 1.10 - One Trick Pony Mr. Peanutbutter: Ah, show business. The great equalizer. Todd: Is that what it is? Mr. Peautbutter (to Quentin Tarantulino, about Todd): He's new. He doesn't know the rules. (laughs, bows) Forgive him, mighty Caesar. BoJacks (complaining over the phone): ...And there's too much honeydew in the fruit bowl. Princess Carolyn: Blech. Honeydew is garbage fruit. ... Mr. Peanutbutter (eating from the fruit bowl, to BoJack): Honeydew? More like, "Honey, do-I-enjoy-eating-it-yes-I-do." BoJack (to Naomi Watts after making out, about his autobiography): You hang tight, baby. I got an instant classic to read. Keep the engine running, though. If I know me, this book is gonna give me a pretty big erection. BoJack: That day we went on errands? I thought we really bonded. You just wrote about how I cried because the dry cleaner took my head shot down. Diane: You were very emotional. BoJack: They didn't even replace me with anyone! Now, it's just a faded spot where my face used to be. 1.11 - Downer Ending Todd: I'm writing about the time we became best friends. BoJack: Nice. Can you change "best" to "pretty good?" Pinky (hosting the Ghost Writers Panel Discussion): Any questions, at all, for our panel of ghostwriters?... Audience Member: Uh, yeah, this is for the whole panel. What's your favorite kind of ghost to write for? 1.12 - Later Golden Globes Announcer (after BoJack wins): This is a first win for BoJack Horseman and his first appearance at the Globe ceremony since his forced removal in 1992 after he exchanged blows with Sir Paul McCartney. Todd: ...but how come you never see a Halloween store in January? It's an untapped market. Mr. Peanutbutter: Yeah, a Halloween store that's open year-round. Todd: No, no. Just. January. Mr. Peanutbutter: Brilliant! That's the kind of idea that wins Golden Globes. Lenny Turtletaub (to BoJack): I actually think the time is right for Secretariat. So, what do you want to play, like Secretariat's dad or his grandfather, or maybe, like, an elderly witch doctor who puts a curse on him or something? BoJack: ...What happened to your Halloween store? Mr. Peanutbutter: Eh, what now? Todd: Oh, right, the Halloween store! We took the floor out, because Mr. Peanutbutter kept scratching up the hardwood, and then... (to Mr. Peanutbutter) Did we ever get the new floor installed? Mr. Peanutbutter: Uh... (Cut to the storefront) Man on Street: Halloween? In January? What a great ide-- (walking in) Ahhhhhhhhhh! ... Todd (to BoJack): Anyway, our launch party's tonight, and we'd love it if you came. Mr. Peanutbutter: We spared no expense. That's how confident we are in our product. BoJack: Your product. Smoodies. Mr. Peanutbutter: Yes. Wait, did you say smoodies or smoothies? Because we only make... (to Todd) Which one do we make? Todd: I'd like to think the smoodies... make us. Mr. Peanutbutter: Ahh, I can tell by your tone that that was something smart. 2.1 - Brand New Couch Mr. Peanutbutter (yelling from another room, to Diane): Honey, where's my bandana?... The one with the bones on it? With the meat juice stains? The one I wore to the Emmys? Mr. Peanutbutter: I have to wear the cone so I don't gnaw on the stitches I had to get when I punched a mirror last week. I got drunk and thought my reflection was another dog. (laughs) I was so mad at that other dog. He was wearing my clothes! (In flashback) BoJack: Hey, Herb, can I talk to you for a minute? Herb: Of course, buddy. I always have time for you, my good friend, BoJack, (holds up photo of him) in this, (holds up calendar) the year 1988. BoJack: Yeah, yeah, you're right. I can do this. I've got two whole days! And when the pressure's on, that's when I shine. Yeah, two days. I can do all those things. (Two days later) BoJack: Oh, shit, I didn't do any of those things. 2.2 - Yesterdayland BoJack: I wanted to be responsible last night, so I Ubered home. And left my car in the fountain. Alex (about waking up from a thirty-year coma): You know, it's been really tough for me these last few weeks. I've never seen Home Alone, and everyone makes me feel like a freak because of it. BoJack: You've never seen Home Alone? Todd (giving tour of his Disneyland): Here we have Mr. Todd's Wild Death Coaster. The name is a work in progress, but we wanted to work the word "death" into the title for liability reasons. Judge: I find in favor of the defendant. Todd: Aw, shit. Judge: You're the defendant. Todd: Aw, sweet! Prosecutor: Your honor, this is a gross miscarriage of justice. Todd: Hooray! Gross miscarriage! Todd (saddened, to Mr. Peanutbutter, about his bees): I've told the bees if they see you to sting you on sight. Todd (to his bees): Bees! Help! Your queen commands you! 2.3 - Still Broken Henry Winkler (eulogizing): In his last days, Herb's cancer had gone into remission. He was full of hope. But on the drive home from the hospital, his brakes gave out. He crashed into a truck full of peanuts. He survived the crash, but he was allergic to peanuts; he died instantly. Princess Carolyn (at Herb's funeral, to BoJack): Hey, do you know what we're supposed to do with our date pits? Why would you serve dates and not have a place to put the pits? You know, some people just have no class. Janitor: Back in the 90's, the biggest dweeb of them all was Steve Urkel. Todd: Oh, yeah. It was so funny how he never knew whether or not he did that. 2.4 - After the Party BoJack (to Wanda): Hey, we should go. Mr. Peanutbutter: No, don't leave! There's so much party left. Sir Paul McCartney's gonna jump out of a cake! BoJack (improvising): Sorry... Wanda and I have to get to a prior engagement-- Wanda: Party. BoJack: A prior engagement party. Wanda: Yeah, my cousin's name is Pryor. And it's a party for his engagement. BoJack: Engagement. So it's a Pryor engagement party. Mr. Peanutbutter: What? BoJack: And we gotta get there early because of the... Wanda: The si... BoJack: Si... Wanda: Si...lent auction! BoJack: Auction, yeah. Mr. Peanutbutter: Okay. BoJack: To benefit... Wanda: Um... BoJack: Berto Eco's fight against heart disease. Wanda: Awareness. BoJack (gravely): His fight against heart disease awareness. Todd (about Tony Curtis): I don't want to start another fight, but is he dead? Princess Carolyn: If Tony Curtis died, I think I'd know. The man's a national treasure. He's the one speck of romance in this tainted, cynical world. Todd: I'll say. His cereal is grrrrreat! (Todd, alone in car, turns on car radio.) Car Radio: It's A Prairie Home Companion. Todd: Aaahh! (quickly turns off radio) 2.5 - Chickens BoJack (watching YouTube video): Why do they put the Skip Ad button so late? I'm not gonna skip the ad now; I'm invested. BoJack (on the phone to Princess Carolyn, about Kelsey): The problem is, we haven't gotten any one-on-one time. There are always all these other people around... filming me, feeding me, walking me to the garage at night, because one time, I saw a bag in the wind, and I got spooked. Mr. Peanutbutter: Hear ye, hear ye. I call this meeting of P.B. Livin' to order. I believe it was Benjamin Franklin who said, "You have reached the end of your free trial membership at Benjamin-Franklin-Quotes.com." Todd: What a wise man. ... Mr. Peanutbutter: What's on the agenda, my frienda? Todd: Well, here's an idea. What if there was a West Dakota? Officer Fuzzyface: (gestures to the Chicken 4 Dayz chicken) Who's this? Todd: Uh... this is my, uh, my, my wife... Chicken: Backaw. Todd: Becca! Yeah, my wife Becca. Becca Chavez. There she is. Officer Fuzzyface: Okay. Becca: Bawk bawk. Todd: Yep, she loves her books. Big reader. (chuckles) Real nerd. Officer Fuzzyface: Hold on. If you're really a nerd, who's your favorite Baroque composer? Becca: ...Bawk. Officer Fuzzyface: Bach? Not Vivaldi? You're insane. Todd: I don't know why I always get into these messes. You know, sometimes, I feel like my whole life is just a series of loosely-related, wacky misadventures. Todd (encouragingly to Diane): You're like Laura Croft. In Diane's body. Officer Fuzzyface (at the police station, to Todd, Diane, and Irving): I hope you folks like community service. Diane: I do! Officer Fuzzyface (disappointed): What? Oh. BoJack (to everyone at the police station): You know, I learned something today. Sometimes, when you think something isn't about you, you find a way to save the day and, in the end, realize that it was, all along, all about you. 2.6 - Higher Love Mr. Peanutbutter: I'm just gonna go with the flow and leave everything up to destiny. Que sera, quesadilla. BoJack (holding beeper): Ignore. Wait, where's the ignore button? How do I ignore? Diane: I think with a beeper, you just ignore it. BoJack: With what, my mind? Mr. Peanutbutter (reading store name): Lady Footlocker? (walking in) Meet your lord. Princess Carolyn: Mr. Salinger, such a pleasure! Princess Carolyn, big fan. J.D. Salinger: Let me guess. Catcher in the Rye? Princess Carolyn: And others... I wanna say, The Hobbiiii-- J.D. Salinger: Nope. BoJack: Todd, get in the car. It's time to get serious about auto-erotic asphyxiation. Todd: Hooray! Question mark? Princess Carolyn (at meeting with Wanda and J.D. Salinger): As one of the 20th century's most celebrated authors, J.D. Salinger has inspired countless dreamers, eighth graders, and, occasionally, assassins. Mr. Witherspoon (to gathered Vigor agents): Today, one agent did something that no one else could. I'll give you two hints: catcher and rye. (Agents clap.) Princess Carolyn: (steps forward) Oh, nothing. It's nothing. Mr. Witherspoon: Charlie Witherspoon caught a rye bagel coming out of the toaster! 2.7 - Hank after Dark Todd: You shouldn't meet your hero on an empty stomach. Want me to go get you some chili? Mr. Peanutbutter: Good idea. Chili is nature's chillaxative. Mr. Peanutbutter (on the phone to Diane): And I'm really getting along with J.D. Salinger. Did you know we both hate phonies? BoJack (on the phone to Wanda, about Diane): Sometimes, she just whips herself into a frenzy, and she loses all perspective. (eats from fruit bowl) God damn it, honeydew?! Jesus, why does cantaloupe think that every time it gets invited to a party, it can bring along its dumb friend honeydew? You don't get a plus one, cantaloupe! ... Princess Carolyn (overheard in the hallway): Are you kidding me with this honeydew right now? Ugh. Princess Carolyn: The woman can knock a drink back like a Kennedy at a wake for one of the other Kennedys... Mr. Peanutbutter: We don't torture people in America, Todd! That's called... one of the amendments. 2.8 - Let's Find Out J.D. Salinger: Todd, stay out of Hair and Makeup. Todd: But I like it in there! They brush my hair and tell me stories about their weekends. J.D. Salinger: It was through this pen that I bled Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters upon the page. Also, it has four different colors: black, red, blue, and, for some reason, green. Mr. Peanutbutter: ...we've entered the Small Talk Round. BoJack: The what now? Mr. Peanutbutter: Thirty seconds on the clock. BoJack, how are you? BoJack: Uh, fine? Mr. Peanutbutter: Correct! ... (Blood-curdling scream sound effect) Sound Effect (screaming): God, no! BoJack: (gasps) What the-- Mr. Peanutbutter: And that noise means it's time for your first General Knowledge question. ... Mr. Peanutbutter: BoJack, what is the average annual rainfall in Bora Bora? BoJack: Uh, this is general knowledge? Mr. Peanutbutter: It's just an average we're asking for. ... Mr. Peanutbutter: After seeing J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot, did I call it: A) a visual feast for the senses, B) a zestful lark through time and space, C) the best Zachary Quinto movie of all time, or D) all of the above? BoJack: I'll say D? Mr. Peanutbutter: Ouch, the answer was A and B. Though, I would also agree with C. Crew member: And we're back, in five, four, three, two... Mr. Peanutbutter: So you never say "one", huh? Mr. Peanutbutter: ...BoJack, you have an essay question. BoJack: What? Mr. Peanutbutter: You'll find a blue book on your podium. "To what extent was feudalism a cause of the French Revolution?" BoJack: Wait, are you ser-- Mr. Peanutbutter: And, go! (BoJack starts writing furiously while a tiny schoolhouse booth lowers around him.) Wanda (to BoJack): You know what, you're the best, no matter what everybody on this app says. They say you're the worst. Especially queefburglar69. He's their leader. Mr. Peanutbutter: BoJack, for all the marbles: which famous actor played the titular role in the popular Harry Potter film franchise? BoJack (standing next to Daniel Radcliffe, sarcastically): Huh. Yeah. I don't know. When you're as famous as I am, you meet so many people. It's impossible to remember them all. Daniel Radcliffe: Okay, I get what you're doing. Very funny. BoJack: Yeah. Oh, what is that guy's name? You know, it's on the tip of my tongue. Daniel Radcliffe: Are you serious right now? Dude, this is for charity. Mr. Peanutbutter: BoJack, we need an answer. BoJack: Yeah, I don't know. Gosh, I wanna say... (menacingly) Elijah Wood? 2.9 - The Shot Stuart: Are you the person to talk to about unclogging the toilet? Princess Carolyn: Stuart, I'm your boss. Todd (distracting a guard at the Nixon Library): Yeah, I have a question. Um, is that the lighted Exit sign from Nixon's boyhood home? BoJack: In season three of Horsin' Around, The Horse got elected president, and we shot on location... (looking at library scale model with Kelsey) So, the Oval Office is right here next to the men's room. I remember, because season three of Horsin' Around was a big cocaine year for me. All the pressures of being president, I guess. Diane (reading to Kinko from The New Yorker): "And the truffle-infused gnocchi was the star dish at this up-and-comer that will please both the pickiest of Brooklynites and the less discerning Staten Islander." Guard (discovering BoJack, Kelsey, and Mr. Peanutbutter broke into the library): Freeze! Breaking and entering? That is against everything Nixon stood for! Mr. Peanutbutter: Hey, um, how come Nixon gets a line, and I don't get a line? BoJack: We only gave him a line so he wouldn't call the police. Mr. Peanutbutter: So, if I call the police, will I get a line? BoJack: No, we're not gonna use it in the movie. The only thing we need is the one shot of me. Mr. Peanutbutter: I just think if he gets a line, I should get a line. BoJack: Ugh. Actors. Kelsey: Okay, positions everyone. And... action. Guard (in Nixon accent): I'm Nixon. The way you're feeling about your dead brother is how I feel about the son I'll never know. But I look at the moon, and so does he. That's how I know we're connected. Mr. Peanutbutter: (leans into the shot) And I'm Checkers. 2.10 - Yes And Todd: Hey, Mr. Peanutbutter. Wanna go fly a kite? Mr. Peanutbutter: Put me down for a super-sized, "Sounds great!" But with an even larger main course of, "Sadly, I cannot." Princess Carolyn: Are you ready to go to New York for six months? BoJack (genuinely): Are you kidding? New York's a great city to live in for six months and not a second longer and only if you're insanely wealthy. I can't wait! Mr. Peanutbutter (on the phone to Diane): I am so proud of you. Every day, I'm telling people all about the great stuff you're doing over there... And they say, "Wow, she sounds amazing." And I say, "I'm here to confirm she is an incredible woman." ...You know, the sound guy's wife works with at-risk teens. And I was like, "Yeah, that's okay, but compared to what my wife is doing, your wife is bullshit!" And he had to agree with me. Because I am his boss. Diane (about Mr. Peanutbutter): And then, he would say, "Hey, did you know the monorail was invented by George Monorail?" And I would say, "I don't think that's true." And he would say, "Well, if he didn't invent it, he certainly perfected it." 2.12 - Out to Sea Princess Carolyn: Stop pissing off the orphans! A lot of 'em grow up to be serial killers. Copernicus: So, you see, Todd, the nimble improviser must navigate the most sensitive of areas. And I'm not just talking about the butt! Todd: Ha! Copernicus, how do you always come up with these amazing butt jokes? Copernicus: When you're a Level Nine, as I am, you don't come up with butt jokes. (swirling drink) You live truthfully in the moment, and the butt joke comes to you. Todd: (swirls pina colada, spilling everywhere) Ah, so true. So wise. BoJack: I don't know why everyone keeps asking if I remember things. I don't remember anything. Just as a general rule, if your questions begins, "Do you remember," and doesn't end with, "how much you hated Moulin Rouge," then the answer's gonna be, "No." Diane's Ringtone: Hi. I'm Sarah Koenig. This is one ringtone told over the course of several rings. And the story it's telling you... is to answer your phone. BoJack (reading plaque): Jerb Ka-- Why does it say "Jerb Kazzaz?"... Why would I want to dedicate the orphanage to the memory of Jerb Kazzaz? Todd: Kinda sounds like something you'd get at a Mediterranean restaurant. But wouldn't finish. And the waiter would say, "You want me to box up this jerb kazzaz for you?" And you'd say, "...No..." 3.1 - Start Spreading the News (Ana/BoJack/Todd on conference call with Diane/Princess Carolyn and joined by Mr. Peanutbutter) Ana: Diane, are you stalling for Princess Carolyn? Diane: What?! You know who was good at stallin' was Joseph Stalin. (chuckles) BoJack (to Diane): What? If anything, Stalin was ruthlessly efficient. Get your head out of your ass, Diane. ... Princess Carolyn (to BoJack): Hey, buddy! How was your first big day at the press junket? BoJack: Ugh, it was endless. It was like the second act of a Judd Apatow movie. ... Diane: The movie's tracking really well on social. New media impressions are up 23% across platforms. Ana: What does that mean? Diane: Oh, I have no idea. I assumed you would know. But I keep tweeting things, and they keep getting retweeted, so we're doing something right. Yesterday, I dropped my phone in the bathroom, which made BoJack's Instagram post a picture of the floor with the caption, "spujb." That got 4,000 likes. ... BoJack: I am exhausted. Being a movie star is the hardest job, and we get no recognition. ... Mr. Peanutbutter: (answers phone) Hello? Princess Carolyn (sing-songy): It's your agent! I just wanted to remind you of your meeting with Pinky today. Mr. Peanutbutter: I think I'm already in it! (J.D. Salinger clears throat, annoyed.) ... BoJack: Do I need to be on this call still? Princess Carolyn: Sorry, I'll put you on conference. How do I...? Mr. Peanutbutter: BoJack Horseman, is that you?! BoJack: Hey, Mr. Peanutbutter. Mr. Peanutbutter: Hey, buddy. Loved that bathroom floor pic you posted yesterday. "Spujb!" Classic BoJack. Hey, we should get together some time and take a selfie! BoJack: Yeah, I'd love to buddy, but I'm kinda in New York right now. Mr. Peanutbutter: New York City?! They make such great salsa. ... Todd: Hey, Mr. Peanutbutter, I'm in New York! Mr. Peanutbutter: What?! Todd: As Carrie from Sex and the City might say, "I'm Carrie." Mr. Peanutbutter: Todd? In the naked city?! Ho-ho-ho, that is gonna lead to some wackiness. You mark my words. (to Pinky and J.D. Salinger) Oh, would you guys literally mark my words? Because I do want to refer back to this later on. J.D. Salinger (to Mr. Peanutbutter): We're in the middle of a meeting! Mr. Peanutbutter (to call): Oh, gotta go. It's always Rabbit, Run with this guy, right? Oh, yeah. Somebody did their research on J.D. Salinger. J.D. Salinger: Rabbit, Run? That's Updike, you illiterate. Todd: What's Updike? Mr. Peanutbutter: Not much, dyke, what's up with you? Is "dyke" an okay thing to say now? Has it been reclaimed? I honestly can't keep track. Todd: (pours a bowl of cereal) Is my name Sarah Koenig? Because I'm about to get cereal. Todd: Wow! BoJack and Todd in the Big Apple. I want to find one of those fortune telling robots that can make me big. Mr. Peanutbutter: What happened to Wanda? Pinky: You didn't hear? (nervously) She got poached. Mr. Peanutbutter: Oh, God! Pinky (happily): By another company! Mr. Peanutbutter (relieved): Oh, good. Pinky (scared): They shot her. Mr. Peanutbutter: Oh, God! Pinky (excitedly): Straight to the top of the corporate ladder! Mr. Peanutbutter (pleasantly surprised): Oh, good. Pinky (grimly): She had to move to Detroit. Mr. Peanutbutter: Oh, God! Pinky (hopefully): Which I hear is due for a resurgence. Judah: But we're a small agency, and we need to think like one. Instead of spreading ourselves thinner, we should be focusing on getting better gigs for the clients we already have. Princess Carolyn: Oh, like Jerry Maguire. Judah: Yes. What part of Jerry Maguire? Princess Carolyn: The part where Tom Cruise's agent got him a massive payday for being in Jerry Maguire! Mr. Peanutbutter: There's my favorite accountant! Great news. P.B. Livin' is back-- Oxnard: No. Mr. Peanutbutter: in-- Oxnard: No! Mr. Peanutbutter: business! Oxnard: NO! Mr. Peanutbutter: Yes! (lifting him up) Here we go! Oxnard: Oh, God, no, please! Mr. Peanutbutter: It's gonna be great, as it always is, from my perspective. ... Oxnard's son: Dad, you promised we were gonna play catch, and then we'd listen to your favorite Harry Chapin song together! You never told me what it was! Oxnard: Oh, it's "Cat's in the Cradle." But don't listen to it now! Oxnard's son: I'm gonna go listen to it. Oxnard: No! The lyrics are too relevant. Don't do it! (being driven away) Noooo! Diane: (answers the phone in the middle of the night) BoJack? It's 4 a.m. BoJack: No, it's not. It's 7. I'm in New York. I'm calling from the future. 3.2 - The BoJack Horseman Show (flashback episode) BoJack's Clock Radio: (displays 7:30 a.m.) Good morning, Hollywood. It's a beautiful morning in sunny 2007. Princess Carolyn (with BoJack in bed): Oh, my God, 2007? Is that what time it is? I gotta get my Uggs on and get to work. Mr. Peanutbutter: Hey, I'm not too big for anything. And my flip phone is blowing up with opportunities. Michael Vick made me a very strange offer. But I'm gonna hear him out. Always take the meeting! Cuddlywhiskers: Don't get me wrong, BoJack. I'm proud of the seven years I spent on Krill & Grace. BoJack: That show did so much for the way society views krill people. Jessica Biel: This podunk benefit is below us. I'm about to be in what I've been told is a very important gay rights movie, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Mr. Peanutbutter: Well, I now pronounce me very impressed... 3.5 - Love and/or Marriage Dr. Janet (leading couple's therapy for Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter): But I remind you of the importance of communication... I'm not singling out either one of you, but I think, for the next time, some people here might want to work on putting their thoughts and feelings into words. As a writer does. Mr. Peanutbutter: (points to himself) Mmm? Dr. Janet: (shakes her head) Mm-mm. Mr. Peanutbutter (proudly relieved): Ah. 3.6 - Brrap Brrap Pew Pew Oscars Presenter: The nominees for Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Vine are Mitt Dermon for Midnight Hole, Bread Poot for City of AIDS, Lernernerner Dicarpricorn for The Haberdasher's Peanut, Jurj Clooners for The Nazi Who Played Yahtzee, and BoJack Horseman for Secretariat. Diane: I'm getting an abortion. BoJack: Whoa, that takes me back. I had more than my share of abortions in the '90s. Well, I didn't get them. I paid for them. Gee, I really hope all those woman actually got the abortions and didn't just keep... my money. BoJack (about Jurj Clooners): Jurj sucks. What does everyone love about him? He's not a god. He's just an old guy who loves pranks. Todd (hand on chin thoughtfully): Sure sounds like God... Foggy St. Jerusalem (as guest on MSNBSea): Are abortions even necessary? You know, I heard a theory that if a woman really has an unwanted pregnancy, the body has a way to break the fetus down into gas particles, and then she can just fart it out. Tom Jumbo-Grumbo: Where did you hear this intriguing "fart it out" theory? Foggy St. Jerusalem: I don't remember. Maybe the Bible? Mr. Peanutbutter (in a limo holding balloon that said, "IT'S A BOY!" but was partially crossed out with a marker and now says, "IT'S A-BORTED;" to Diane, Sextina, and Princess Carolyn): I am just here for emotional support. ... Diane: I really think we have the chance to say something here, and all we're saying is, "Pshew pshew pow!" Sextina: What is that? Princess Carolyn: What are you doing? Diane: That's the gun sound. From the song. Sextina: Uh, do you mean, "Brrap brrap pew pew"? Diane: Yeah, that's what I did. "Pshow, kapow." Sextina: That's not what a gun sounds like. Princess Carolyn: Prrow! Diane: Pshow, kapow! Ppew, ping! Princess Carolyn: Bop! Brrap brrap pew pew! Mr. Peanutbutter: Can everyone please stop making gun sounds? It is really freaking me out. BoJack (in driver's seat of the limo, to Ana and Jerj in the back): Now, get the hell out of my limo. (puts on SLUT trucker hat) 'Cause I got a bachelorette party to pick up in thirty minutes. Princess Carolyn: Yeah, yeah! Fake abortion! Movie magic, like in Argo... John Carpenter can do the practical effects. He owes me a favor. You know what, we'll book Eddie Redmayne as the fetus! Todd: You think Lou Bega knocked it out of the park with "Mambo No. One?" No. But he kept at it. 3.7 - Stop the Presses Todd (spooked in the middle of the night): If there's a ghost present, please do not scream. Or have a skull face or be wearing a tattered, white satin gown. Mr. Peanutbutter (with Todd and Emily): Todd, you have done it again. Todd: Actually, Emily and I came up with it together. Mr. Peanutbutter: Todd and Emily, you've done it again. For the first time! BoJack (on the phone to The Closer): No, I want to cancel my subscription, because newspapers are dumb. I feel like I've been very clear on this point. It's like, every morning, someone knocks on my door and says, "Here, throw away this garbage for me." Ana: What do you wanna know? I was married once. I have a son I'm not allowed to see. My favorite fruit is honeydew. BoJack: Oh, gross. Is that true? 3.8 - Old Acquaintance Brad (on the phone): I miss the warmth of the spotlight on my face, the thrill of telling a joke and feeling it land. BoJack: Is that a thrill you experienced? Diane: Uh, did you tell your brother about the A-B-O-R-T-I-O-N? Mr. Peanutbutter: The audition? No, I could never tell him about that. He thinks I'm offer-only. It would break his heart. Mr. Peanutbutter: Oh, he's probably just razzing ya, but he's a good dog. All bark, no bite. Oh, sorry, that's a Labrador expression. I guess in human terms it would be, "He's all talk, and no... shooting you with an assault rifle." 3.9 - Best Thing That Ever Happened Princess Carolyn (in the Elefante bathroom): Oh, fish, oh fish, oh fish, oh fish, oh fish! Woman in stall: Who's out there? Are you talking to me? Princess Carolyn: No. (to herself) All right, Pink Lady, think. Woman in stall: Are you talking to me? Princess Carolyn: Are you a Pink Lady? Woman in stall: I was a Pink Lady in my high school's production of Grease? Princess Carolyn: Were you Rizzo? Woman in stall (disappointed): No, Jan. Princess Carolyn: Well, then, don't waste my time! Princess Carolyn: Ryan Murphy is doing a re-imagining of The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman, but in this version, she's a tub-man, with the comparative strength and agility of a tub! BoJack (reading a speech off note cards): "It's best, for both of us, if we end this relationship once and for all." Princess Carolyn: BoJack, I'm sorry I screwed up, but you don't have to read off the-- BoJack: "You take me for granted, you made decisions that were against my wishes, and, worst of all, (flips card) she's got my globes a-warming!" Princess Carolyn: Wait, what? BoJack: How'd that card get in there? Princess Carolyn: What is that? BoJack: It was a punch line to a joke from the roast of January Jones. Princess Carolyn: A global warming joke? BoJack: It's an important iss-- Here we go. "Our relationship no longer has any..." Princess Carolyn (yelling): You say you want professionalism? Bullshit. You want a mommy you can slide your dick in and out of. BoJack: I can want that and also want professionalism. A sex mommy who also keeps her boundaries? Is that too much to ask?! 3.10 - It's You BoJack (to Mr. Peanutbutter): Hey, did you see Erica here? She was looking for you earlier, with her good eye. Her other eye (dreamily) was looking to the stars. Mr. Peanutbutter (staring off the balcony, poetically): Raven on a wire. A gloomy portent, precariously perched. And, as the sun sets, so does it spread its deathly shadow across the just and unjust of the outdoor seating area of the California Pizza Kitchen. Mr. Peanutbutter: As my Nana Peanutbutter used to say, "There's always time to talk about feelings, because feelings are the ceilings of our hearts. And a leaky feeling ceiling leads to a flood of blood. And I'm cold. Will you pass me that blanket?" Mr. Peanutbutter (to Todd): Okay. We need one more nominee for best actor. Oh! What about BoJack? His performance in Secretariat was as thoughtful and self-aware as we've ever seen him. Besides, he's our friend. ... Todd: But did you really think he was that good in the movie? Mr. Peanutbutter: Oh, I haven't seen it. It seemed looong. 3.12 - That Went Well (In flashback) Crowd (chanting): Sarah Lynn! Sarah Lynn! Sarah Lynn: Okay, okay. One more song. I'm gonna slow things down. (slow ballad plays) This is, "My Heinie Ain't So Tiny." Blimp Co-Pilot (looking through binoculars): The boats are about to collide! We have to do something! Blimp Pilot: You know damn well, when we took to the sky, we made a solemn oath never to meddle in the affairs of land nor sea. We are sworn only to observe. This is the blimper's promise. Tom Jumbo-Grumbo: Disaster al dente off the coast of San Clemente! Twelve tons of pasta have leaked into the ocean, and the massive carbo load is heading straight to Pacific Ocean City. Joining us via (disgustedly) Google Hangout is spaghetti scientist, Carla Hall. What can you tell us, Carla? Carla Hall: Well, Tom, as the spaghetti cooks, it will expand, smothering the town and tenderly broiling the sea life who reside there. Tom Jumbo-Grumbo: Is there any way to prevent this delicious-sounding environmental catastrophe? Mr. Peanutbutter (in front of the movie theater): A movie! During the day?! Dare I? Carla Hall (in front of pasta disaster): If we don't get some kind of miracle-- Wait, in the distance! Is that--? No, it can't be! (Cabracadabra fleet drive up, with Mr. Peanutbutter standing on top of the car with spaghetti strainers, Mad Max style.) Mr. Peanutbutter: Spaghetti or not, here I come. (knocks sunglasses off his head over his eyes) Mr. Peanutbutter (at restaurant to adoring crowd): Please, please. I'm no hero. I'm just a guy with some bowls full of holes. Thanks again. (walks back to his table) It's funny. You help out at one disaster area, and suddenly, everybody loves you. Unless you're Sean Penn. Emily: What's your deal? I feel like you like me, but you don't like me, but you like me, and I don't know what that is. Are you gay? Todd: Whoa. Why would you even--? Emily: You can tell me if you're gay. It's fine. This isn't the 1600's or some places in the present.
2017.04.08 14:27 MartinSchouEmpire and Federation Conflicts - April 6th to April 8th
I've put together a list of Empire and Federation factions that are in civil war or war states, according to EDDB (please use a tool that sends data to EDDN to help keep things up to date). I've limited it to only show ones where the state was updated in the last two days (which is why you need to help keep data up to date). I've ordered the list by when the state was updated. As such the ones at the top of the list are the most likely to still be in conflict.
Updates (newest updates closest to top) Times local to launch Post Launch - And finally confirmation that Arianespace will return to the spaceport in two weeks for the launch of SGDC 1 and Koreasat 7 aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. Congratulations for Arianespace, ESA, Sentinel team, and everyone involved in tonight's success. Hope to see you all back for the next one Post Launch - Confirmation that Sentinel-2B's solar array has been deployed successfully Post Launch - Sentinel-2B confirmed to be successfully injected in expected, targeted orbit Post Launch - Initial acquisition of signal, everything looks nominal so far T plus 0 h 57 mn 57 s - Separation of Sentinel-2B Standby for confirmation of a healthy satellite/orbit and post launch speeches T plus 0 h 57 mn 07 s - 2nd cut-off of AVUM. Satellite separation in less than a minute T plus 0 h 55 mn 07 s - 2nd ignition of AVUM. This burn is expected to last just two minutes and circularize the orbit of Sentinel-2B before separation from the AVUM upper stage T plus 0 h 42 mn 00 s - The livestream has returned, with some 13 minutes until AVUM reignition T plus 0 h 19 mn 30 s - Between burns, the livestreams are going offline, but will be back prior to the second ignition of the AVUM upper stage at around T plus 42 mn (about 32 minutes after the hour) T plus 0 h 15 mn 27 s - 1st cut-off of AVUM. The AVUM upper stage and Sentinel-2B will now coast for about forty minutes before re-igniting and completing the satellite's insertion into its targeted orbit T plus 0 h 08 mn 23 s - 1st ignition of AVUM. This first burn is expected to last just over seven minutes T plus 0 h 06 mn 32 s - 3rd stage (Zefiro-9) separation. The AVUM upper stage and Sentinel-2B will now cost for about two minutes before the ignition of the fourth stage T plus 0 h 03 mn 56 s - Fairing separation T plus 0 h 03 mn 51 s - 3rd stage (Zefiro-9) ignition T plus 0 h 03 mn 39 s - 2nd stage (Zefiro-23) separation T plus 0 h 01 mn 56 s - 2nd stage (Zefiro-23) ignition T plus 0 h 01 mn 55 s - 1st stage (P80) separation T plus 0 h 00 mn 00 s -Ignition and liftoff! T minus 0 h 01 mn 00 s - One minute. Try not to blink, after liftoff, Vega rockets really move T minus 0 h 15 mn 00 s - The webcasts are live! Thurs. 09:49 PM/ T minus 01 h 00 mn - One hour till launch Sat. 02:17 PM/ T minus ~32 hours -"Update from Kourou. Weather report D-1 all GREEN: Favourable predictions for tomorrow's launch of #vega wirh #Sentinel2" Fri. 01:28 PM/ T minus ~57 hours -"Update from Kourou: #VV09 with #Sentinel2 B Launch Readiness Review has authorised start of countdown for launch 7 March at 02:49 CET."
Updates (newest updates closest to top) Times local to launch Post Launch - Arianespace will be in early March for the next launch of Vega, carrying Sentinel-2b for the Copernicus Program. Before that, they'll be back in just a couple weeks for the launch of an Ariane 5, carrying the Star One D1 and JCSAT-15 satellites. Congratulations again to everyone involved in today's launch success, and hope you all had a fun time with the launch and to see you all in the next launch thread Post Launch -"It’s eight in a row for Vega! Congratulations to all partners involved in the Flight #VV08 success". GOKTURK-1 in accurate orbit Post Launch - Applause/handshakes from the crowd. Looks like some shuffling to the podium Post Launch - Waiting on Acquisition of Signal. I believe I remember hearing it should come ~12 minutes after satellite separation, so should be happening momentarily T plus 00 h 57 mn 19 s - Separation of GOKTURK-1 Standby for confirmation of a healthy orbit/satellite and post launch speeches T plus 00 h 55 mn 43 s - 2nd cut-off of AVUM. Satellite separation in less than two minutes T plus 00 h 54 mn 01 s - 2nd ignition of AVUM. The burn is expected to last a little over a minute and a half T plus 00 h 53 mn 00 s - The livestream commentary has began again, and the reignition of AVUM is moments away T plus 00 h 26 mn 00 s - The livestream is now going into a short break. It will return at 11:45 local/ 14:45 UTC prior to the reignition of the AVUM stage T plus 00 h 14 mn 40 s - 1st cut-off of AVUM. AVUM and the GOKTURK-1 satellite will now coast for forty minutes before a second firing of AVUM circulates the satellite's orbit T plus 00 h 08 mn 21 s - 1st ignition of AVUM. This burn will last a little over six minutes T plus 00 h 06 mn 36 s - 3rd stage (Zefiro-9) separation. There will be a less than two minute coast before the AVUM upper stage is fired T plus 00 h 03 mn 59 s - Fairing separation T plus 00 h 03 mn 54 s - 3rd stage (Zefiro-9) ignition T plus 00 h 03 mn 37 s - 2nd stage (Zefiro-23) separation T plus 00 h 02 mn 58 s - The rocket has broken 100 km, the official barrier into space T plus 00 h 01 mn 55 s - 2nd stage (Zefiro-23) ignition T plus 00 h 01 mn 54 s - 1st stage (P80) separation T plus 0 h 00 mn 00 s -Ignition and liftoff! T minus 00 h 04 mn 00 s - Start of synchronized sequence T minus 00 h 10 mn 00 s - Final weather report prior to launch. Everything is green T minus 00 h 20 mn 00 s - The webcasts are live! Mon. 09:56 AM/ T minus 01 h 00 mn 00 s - One hour till launch Fri. 03:59 PM/ T minus ~67 hours -"All clear! The launch readiness review approves #Vega for its morning liftoff from French Guiana. Safe travels, #GÖKTÜRK-1! 🚀🛰"
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