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Was eating oatmeal this morning and was reminded of this bit.
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Multiculturalism has NO POSITIVE RESULTS.  It has been a dismal failure and the atrocities of it only get larger as time goes by.  It is Destructive.  Any political policies that support it need to be eliminated.  Any newly proposed legislation that goes in this direction need to be exposed for the antihumanistic garbage that it is.  Anyone who calls you a racist for being against it must be called out in debate and exposed for the luddites that they are.  The idea of multiculturalism itself is inherently racist.  It is impossible to create legislation that is favorable to a particular group without it also being unfavorable to another.

This is an uncomfortable topic for most people to talk about, but IT NEEDS TO BE TALKED ABOUT.  This article is older, but there are plenty more like it if you Google around.  This guy turns the argument into a left-right thing, but that is just a sideshow. It affects us all.  Pass this on.  
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The Swiss released their peg against the Euro.  The mainstream media will tell you all sorts of garbage about why this happened.  This video corrects the garbage.
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I guess I'm an "extremist".



#charliehebdo  
Do you know what an “extremist” is? In the wake of the horrible terror attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France, Barack Obama is speaking very boldly about the need to win the war against “extremists”, and he has announced plans to host a major global summit on “extremism” next month. And on the surface that sounds great. But precisely how are we supposed to determine whether someone is an “extremist” or not? What criteria should we use?
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I already see American media referring to the Charlie Hebdo attack as "terrorism".  "Officials" say these guys were "probably trained in Yemen", and are part of "a greater terrorist threat".  Well, bullshit.

THIS ATTACK WAS NOT TERRORISM.  This was a targeted attack to kill specific people for a specific reason.  That is not "terror".  It is homicide.  Thought control is so easy for the media these days.  You can just placate everyone with "Oh, those silly terrorists!"  Don't fall for it.

I hope that something good comes out of this.  Hopefully people will start to question the wisdom of forced multiculturalism.  Remember, your media is designed for your consumption.  It is your job to be a picky eater.

#jesuischarlie   #iamcharlie   #charliehebdo
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But.. but... I thought this issue was "settled".  
 
Klima-mysteriet / Klimamysteriet (The Cloud Mystery)
By Lars Oxfeldt Mortensen. 2007
youtu.be/ANMTPF1blpQ (52 min)
Video quotes:

(4:03) ”There is a problem that has always been with us: New ideas are rarely welcome in science when particularly some young person not known in the field proposes some radical new idea, it may experience great difficulty in getting it published.”

~ Eugene Parker, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Chicago.

(5:46) ”When we published this in 1991” … “What we could see was that when the magnetic activity of the Sun was larger, then the temperature on the Earth was higher.”

~ Eigil Friis-Christiansen, Director DTU Space at Technical University of Denmark.

(11:54) ”We know now that the Sun’s magnetic field has increased, and we know the Sun is more more active, the activity has been increasing the last hundred years by a factor of two.”

~ Paal Brekke, Solar Physicist, former Deputy Project Scientist at the SOHO Satellite Project.

(24:29) ”Whereas most people would think that since there’s water in the atmosphere that naturally there’ll be clouds, but that is untrue. The only way that clouds can form in the atmosphere, in our atmosphere, under normal conditions is to condense onto an aerosol or existing particle in the air. Every cloud droplet that’s formed is formed on a particle initially in the air. All clouds are formed upon these aerosols.”

~ Richard Turco, Director of UCLA Institute of the Environment.

(32:04) ”The Solar System move in and out of the spiral arms, and the spiral arms are the regions where you have the new stars, and the new stars is [sic] also, some of them, the heavy stars will live very shortly and explode in supernova. That means that you have more cosmic rays as you move in to the arm, spiral arms.”

~ Henrik Svensmark, Head of Center for Sun Climate Research, DTU Space at Technical University of Denmark.

(32:32) ”If we look at the Milky Way from the top what we’ll see are four spiral arms and that is because the Milky Way is a spiral-armed galaxy, so we have four spiral arms. We are located here on some small armlet. We’re rotating around the Sun once every year, but the whole Solar System rotates around the Milky Way once every about two hundred and fifty million years, that’s one galactic year. Which this means is that every a hundred and fifty million years, when we pass through a spiral arm of the galaxy it’s colder by something about five degrees or ten degrees, and when we are outside of the spiral arm it’s hot. Now we are on this small spiral arm so we are witnessing cold weather.”

~ Nir Shaviv, Astrophysicist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

(38:44) ”When I looked at the data I realised that actually there were some oscillations in the general trend of temperature and that those oscillations fitted quite well with what we knew from Geology what kind of a climate was at that time. Working with the colleagues we did evaluation and statistical study of that and we saw that there was some kind of periodicity roughly over about one hundred and forty million years switching back and forth between hothouse and icehouse. I suspected that the reason for that periodicity was something to do with the sky but I was searching for it and couldn’t find anything.”

~ Jan Veizer, Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at the University of Ottawa.

— Lars Oxfeldt Mortensen (writer and director), Niels Ostenfeld (editor) et al. Klima-mysteriet / The Cloud Mystery. (2007) Produced by Mortensen Film in association with Arte France. Financed in association with TV2/Danmanrk A/S. (52 min)
filmstriben.dk/bibliotek/film/details.aspx?filmid=9000000098 
filmcentralen.dk/gymnasiet/undervisning/klimamysteriet 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cloud_Mystery 
YouTube video: youtu.be/ANMTPF1blpQ 

The Cloud Mystery > About the science:
thecloudmystery.com/The_Cloud_Mystery/The_Science.html 

Cited article: 

• Henrik H et al. Experimental evidence for the role of ions in particle nucleation under atmospheric conditions. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science (2007) vol. 463 (2078) pp. 385-396
rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/463/2078/385 


Updates: 

• Svensmark H et al. Cosmic ray decreases affect atmospheric aerosols and clouds. Geophysical Research Letters (2009) vol. 36 (15)
Open access: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2009GL038429/full 
Unofficial copies: 
thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2009/07/20/decreases-in-cosmic-rays-affect-athmosph 
a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2010/02/10/decreases-in-cosmic-rays-affect-athmosph 
Commentary on the paper: 
• Nigel Calder. Falsification tests of climate theories: Do clouds disappear when cosmic rays get weaker? or “Don’t you worry, my dear, we’ve seen no tigers” Calder's Updates. May 3, 2010.
calderup.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/do-clouds-disappear 

PhD thesis: 
• Bondo T and Svensmark H. Influence of cosmic radiation on aerosol and cloud formation over short time periods. National Space Institute  (Dec 2009)
PDF: orbit.dtu.dk/services/downloadRegister/5178757/phd_thesis_torsten_bondo_dec_2009%20Orbit.pdf 

• Svensmark H. Evidence of nearby supernovae affecting life on Earth. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2012) vol. 423 (2) pp. 1234-1253
onlinelibrary.wiley.com.sire.ub.edu/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20953.x/abstract 
PDF open access: arxiv.org/abs/1210.2963 
ftp2.space.dtu.dk/pub/Svensmark/MNRAS_Svensmark2012.pdf 
Press release: 
• RAS. Did exploding stars help life on Earth to thrive? News & Press, Royal Astronomical Society. April 24, 2012.
ras.org.uk/news-and-press/219-news-2012/2117-did-exploding-stars-help-life-on-earth-to-thrive 

• Svensmark H et al. Response of cloud condensation nuclei (> 50 nm) to changes in ion-nucleation. Physics Letters A (2013) vol. 377 (37) pp. 2343-2347
sciencedirect.com.sire.ub.edu/science/article/pii/S0375960113006294 
PDF open access: 
orbit.dtu.dk/files/12199914/4.pdf 
wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/svensmark_pla22068.pdf 
Keynote presentation: 
pepke.dk/AOGS%20-%20Pepke%20Pedersen.pdf 


Further reading:

• McLean J. Late Twentieth-Century Warming and Variations in Cloud Cover. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences (2014) 4 pp. 727-742 (October 2014)
Comments with author's responses:
scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=50837 
Full text: file.scirp.org/Html/22-4700327_50837.htm 
PDF: dx.doi.org/10.4236/acs.2014.44066 

• CERN. Experiment Provides Unprecedented Insight Into Cloud Formation. Science Daily. August 25, 2011.
sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110825105132.htm 

Reference article: 

• Kirkby J et al. Role of sulphuric acid, ammonia and galactic cosmic rays in atmospheric aerosol nucleation. Nature, 2011; 476 (7361): 429 DOI: 10.1038/nature10343
nature.com/nature/journal/v476/n7361/full/nature10343.html
PDF open access: www.mi.infn.it/~alimonti/press/docs/CLOUD_Nature.pdf 
PDF supplementary information (open access): nature.com/nature/journal/v476/n7361/extref/nature10343-s1.pdf

Press release at CERN: 

• CERN. CERN’s CLOUD experiment provides unprecedented insight into cloud formation. CERN Press Office. August 25, 2011.
press.web.cern.ch/press-releases/2011/08/cerns-cloud-experiment-provides-unprecedented-insight-cloud-formation 
Infographic: 
cds.cern.ch/record/1375156 
Video Release (14 min): 
cds.cern.ch/record/1364842 

• Supporting 
information 
to 
press 
briefing
 (Nature publication): press.web.cern.ch/press/pressreleases/releases2011/downloads/CLOUD_SI_press-briefing_29JUL11.pdf

CLOUD un experimento del CERN ofrece nuevas pistas sobre la formación de nubes (text half in Spanish and half in English, video in English) science.portalhispanos.com/wordpress/2011/08/27/cloud-un-experimento-del-cern-ofrece-nuevas-pistas-sobre-la-formacion-de-nubes

Henrik Svensmark. Wikipedia.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrik_Svensmark

CLOUD. Wikipedia.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CLOUD 

CLOUD Proposal:
• Fastrup B _et al. A study of the link between cosmic rays and clouds with a cloud chamber at the CERN PS. cdsweb.cern.ch/record/444592/files
Alternative sources:
1. kirkby.web.cern.ch/kirkby/cloud/documents_cloud/cloud_proposal.pdf
2. arxiv.org/abs/physics/0104048
3. mendeley.com/research/study-link-between-cosmic-rays-clouds-cloud-chamber-cern-ps


Other videos:

• VMO (produced), Silvano (directed). CERN News - CLOUD. CERN News. July 27, 2011.
cds.cern.ch/record/1370582 
youtu.be/5NgBh7VNBsE (3 min)

• Jasper Kirkby. Video News Release CLOUD. (Lab presentation). CERN video productions. July 12, 2011.
cds.cern.ch/record/1364842 
youtu.be/HSu4ulI6l1A (14 min)

• Jasper Kirkby. The CLOUD experiment at CERN. From seminar series "Global Warming: A Science Perspective".* _SFU News. April 20, 2011.
youtu.be/63AbaX1dE7I (1 h 5 min)

• Kasper Kirkby. Colloquium: *"Cosmic Rays and Climate". CERN. June 4, 2009.
cds.cern.ch/record/1181073 (1 h 9 min)
youtu.be/6ygk98kEQfk (1 h 9 min)

• Nir J Shaviv (Racah Institute of Physics, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem). The climatic role of the Sun: How, how much, and what does it mean? Europäisches Institut für Klima und Energie (EIKE) (EikeKlimaEnergie). 3. Internationale Klimakonferenz in Berlin. 3. - 4. Dezember 2010, Berlin.
youtu.be/L1n2oq-XIxI (30 min)


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I'm a fallen Jedi Knight
All the younglings I did reap.
In me Obi had his faith,
But my betrayal ran deep.

He left me beaten and burning,
My arm and legs were lost!
I was turned to the Dark Side,
My wife's life it did cost!

And though I feel there no good left in me
My son he says differently and he implores,
He says there's still good left in me,
Please do something to end the maniacal war!

...and then I threw the Emperor into the heart of the Death Star, yet he somehow survived to run an organization known as the Va-Tican.
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The comments on this article are the real story.  It seems like everyone is starting to figure out when they are being sold.
Uncertainties notwithstanding, it was reasonable to call last year the hottest.
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Dear Tombstone, 

Why do your pizzas want to be tacos?  (It's irritating, but still tasty)
Hey you! Quit looking at my dirty oven!

#tombstone
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This photo of a Ukrainian parliamentary brawl is composed like a renaissance painting.
https://twitter.com/FastCoCreate/status/497502635508133888
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Evolution of the rotary-type concept.  Pretty cool.
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