Posted: August 25, 2017 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Education, History, Mediasphere, Politics, Russia, U.S. News | Tags: 21st Century Fox, Adam McKay, Albert Einstein, Alexander Pushkin, Fox News Channel, Joseph Stalin, Nazism, The New York Times, Vladimir Putin, World War II
The Red York Times: First in Fake News.
Michelle Malkin writes: Newsflash from The New York Times: Women may have starved under socialist regimes, but their orgasms were out of this world!
That’s the creepy gist of one of the Grey Lady’s recent essays this summer hailing the “Red Century.” The paper’s ongoing series explores “the history and legacy of Communism, 100 years after the Russian Revolution.” When its essayists aren’t busy championing the great sex that oppressed women enjoyed in miserable Eastern Bloc countries, they’re extolling Lenin’s fantabulous conservationist programs and pimping “Communism for Kids” propaganda.
Since this is back-to-school season, it’s the perfect time to teach your children about faux journalism at the Fishwrap of Record. As the publication’s pretentious own new slogan asserts, “The truth is more important than ever.”
While the Times hyperventilates about the dangers of President Trump’s “art of fabrication” and “Russian collusion,” this is the same organization whose famed correspondent in Russia, Walter Duranty, won a Pulitzer Prize for spreading fake news denying Joseph Stalin‘s Ukrainian genocide.
[read the full story here, at Frontpage Mag]
An estimated 10 million men, women and children starved in the Stalin-engineered silent massacre between 1932-1933, also known as the Holodomor. Stalin had implemented his “Five Year Plan” of agricultural collectivization — confiscating land and livestock, evicting farmers, and imposing impossible grain production quotas. At the peak of the famine, about 30,000 Ukrainian citizens a day were dying. Untold numbers resorted to cannibalism. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: June 12, 2017 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Politics, Think Tank, U.S. News, White House | Tags: Albert Einstein, Americans, Amicus curiae, Donald Trump, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, President of the United States, Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Twitter, United States Constitution, White House
You didn’t give these clowns power. They just grabbed it.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds writes: Watching the ongoing clown show in Washington, Americans can be forgiven for asking themselves, “Why did we give this bunch of clowns so very much power over our nation and our lives?”
Well, don’t feel so bad, voters. Because you didn’t actually give them that much power. They just took it. That’s the thesis of Columbia Law Professor Philip Hamburger’s new book, The Administrative Threat, a short, punchy followup to his magisterial Is Administrative Law Unlawful? Both deal with the extraordinary — and illegitimate — power that administrative agencies have assumed in American life.
Hamburger explains that the prerogative powers once exercised by English kings, until they were circumscribed after a resulting civil war, have now been reinvented and lodged in administrative agencies, even though the United States Constitution was drafted specifically to prevent just such abuses. But today, the laws that actually affect people and businesses are seldom written by Congress; instead they are created by administrative agencies through a process of “informal rulemaking,” a process whose chief virtue is that it’s easy for the rulers to engage in, and hard for the ruled to observe or influence. Non-judicial administrative courts decide cases, and impose penalties, without a jury or an actual judge. And the protections in the Constitution and Bill of Rights (like the requirement for a judge-issued search warrant before a search) are often inapplicable.
As Hamburger writes, “Administrative power also evades many of the Constitution’s procedures, including both its legislative and judicial processes. Administrative power thereby sidesteps most of the Constitution’s procedural freedoms. Administrative power is thus all about the evasion of governance through law, including an evasion of constitutional processes and procedural rights.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 23, 2016 Filed under: Comics, Entertainment, Science & Technology | Tags: Absorption spectroscopy, Albert Einstein, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Aristotle, Black Hole, Color, Comic Books, Gravitational wave, Light, LIGO, Superhero, Superman, Visible spectrum
Rhett Allain writes: There is a reason Superman is called “super”. He has super-strength and super-speed. He flies, and he is mostly indestructible. He can shoot laser-like things from his eyes. Finally, he has some type of X-ray vision. Although comic book scholars have debated Superman’s vision before, let’s consider how it could work.
How Do Mere Mortals See?
There is one important aspect of human vision. In order to see an object, light has to go from that object to the eye (light in the visible spectrum). The light from that object can be either reflected light or the object can emit its own light. But either way, the direction of this light is from the object to the eye. This is important.
The eye is only a receiver of light—there isn’t some type of “vision ray” that shoots from the eye. I only point this out because it’s actually an idea that some people have about light. Ask yourself this question:
You are in an absolutely dark room (with zero light sources) for some extended period of time. What do you see after a while?
The answer is that you will see black and nothing but black. Black is the color our brains associate with the lack of light. However, many people will give an answer that you will some some stuff after your eyes adjust.
[Read the full story here, at WIRED]
Perhaps their answer is based on their previous experiences (you rarely get an absolutely dark room) but also on their idea that the eyes do the seeing and can adjust to new situations.
What About X-Ray Vision?
We can make X-ray images. That’s not science fiction. Here’s how it works. If you take high speed electrons and shoot them at a metal surfaces, you can produce X-rays. X-rays are just like visible light except they have a much shorter wavelength (but they are still electromagnetic waves). But since X-rays have a different wavelength (and frequency) they interact with matter differently than visible light. This means that some materials (like human flesh) are partially transparent. You can use this to create an X-ray image by shining X-rays through a human and putting an X-ray detector on the other side. The X-rays don’t pass through bones as much as flesh, so you can get an image.
So, how could this work with Superman’s vision? If his eyes could detect X-rays like humans detect visible light, he would still need an X-ray source. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 17, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, France, Global | Tags: Albert Einstein, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Black Hole, Doppler effect, Facebook, Galaxy, God, Royal Institute of Technology, Stephen Hawking, Supermassive black hole
Attendees to a recent fundraising event inside University of Cambridge’s 16th-century chapel were treated to a spectacular display far above. The Gothic arches of King’s College Chapel were transformed into a canvas for mesmerizing views of stars, foliage, psychedelic clouds and university crests. The work was created by French projection artist Miguel Chevalier.
The visuals were generated in real-time, contributing to the theme of each speaker. During a presentation on black holes by Stephen Hawking, the room was transformed into a vision of deep space. Other topics touched on subjects ranging from health, to Africa, biology and physics.
See more of Chevalier’s projection mapping work in unusual places, on his personal website, Facebook or Instagram.
See more here….
Posted: September 16, 2015 Filed under: History, Science & Technology | Tags: Albert Einstein, Andrea Rossi (entrepreneur), Cold fusion, Electricity generation, Energy development, ITER, Japan, Nuclear fission, Nuclear fusion, United States
Built in 1937, the Westinghouse Atom Smasher, an engineering milestone, was a 5,000,000-volt Van de Graaff electrostatic nuclear accelerator and the centerpiece of the world’s first large-scale nuclear physics program.
The Atom Smasher was designed to create nuclear reactions via bombarding target atoms with a high-energy particle beam. Its 5,000,000 volts accelerated the particles through a vacuum tube that extended from the top of the pear-shaped pressure vessel to its target ~50 feet below.
Research with the Atom Smasher in 1940 led to the discovery of the photo-fission of uranium, but what is so remarkable about it is Westinghouse’s decision to build the generator in 1936, three years before the discovery of nuclear fission opened up the possibilities of nuclear power generation. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 9, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere | Tags: Albert Einstein, Andy Warhol, Franz Kafka, George Gershwin, Jeff Koons, Los Angeles Police Department, Louis Brandeis, Lynda Benglis, Martin Buber, Sigmund Freud, Silk Screen, Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police are looking for the thief who stole most of a collection of Andy Warhol prints and switched them out with phonies.
The thefts were discovered recently when a member of the owner’s family took the silkscreens to be reframed, according to the entertainment website TMZ.
The stolen prints were part of a series Warhol called “Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century.” The subjects were the Marx Brothers, George Gershwin, Golda Meir, Albert Einstein, Franz Kafka, Louis Brandeis, Gertrude Stein, Sarah Bernhardt, Martin Buber and Sigmund Freud.
Only 200 silkscreens of the series were made.
The Los Angeles Police Department’s website lists at least seven of the famous prints as stolen. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 23, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, History | Tags: Albert Einstein, Amar'e Stoudemire, Greco-Roman world, Greenwich Mean Time, Israel Museum, New York, New York City
NEW YORK – Two New York philanthropists are donating a major collection of more than 300 ancient Greco-Roman and Near-Eastern glass vessels to The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
The gift from Robert and Renee Belfer was announced as the institution celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
An exhibition titled “A Roman Villa – The Belfer Collection” showcasing approximately 100 of the objects will be on view at The Israel Museum from June 5 through Nov. 21.
The collection is “one of the most important private holdings of antiquities anywhere,” museum Director James Snyder said in a telephone interview from Jerusalem…Read more
Posted: October 9, 2014 Filed under: History, Mediasphere, Science & Technology, Space & Aviation | Tags: Albert Einstein, New York Times, Solar Eclipse, theory of relativity
Fantastic New York Times headline from the 1919 solar eclipse when the “bending” of light was observed as predicted by general relativity
Posted: February 17, 2014 Filed under: Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Albert Einstein, Barack Obama, Charles Krauthammer, Fox News Channel, United States, Washington Post, Weekly Standard, White House
The Daily Caller‘s Brendan Bordelon writes: Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer questioned President Barack Obama’s new climate change push on Monday, claiming “the president pretends that this is settled science” when in reality there is little the United States can do to reverse global carbon emissions.
[See also – Study: Democrats more likely to think astrology is scientific, less likely to know Earth revolves around the sun]
Krauthammer spoke on a Fox News panel along with The Hill’s A.B. Stoddard and The Weekly Standard’s Steve Hayes about the White House’s new push on global warming.
[Charles’ book: Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics at Amazon]
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Posted: August 14, 2013 Filed under: Mediasphere | Tags: Albert Einstein, Barack Obama, Congress, Obamacare, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, United States, United States Congress, White House
Yes, you should be sharpening the tines of your pitchforks.
Even by the standards of Washington, this is one sick, twisted and deceitful deal. Quite possibly, it is a whole new low, even for the federal government.
Had we innocent, taxpaying citizens not long ago lost our capacity to be outraged by the disgraceful manner in which this place operates, we would already be in all-out political revolt. Against President Obama. Against Democrats in Congress. And, especially, Republicans.
Literally, revolutionary wars have been fought over less.
Last week, while many Americans spent hard-saved money on long-overdue vacations, the snakes and weasels inside the federal bureaucracy schemed until they hatched an evil plan. It would feather their own nests with more of your money, protect themselves from the ravages of the laws they foist upon us, desecrate our Constitution and then smear us with insult so putrid it would make a roadside vulture gag.
All the legal, constitutional and parliamentary maneuvering is enough to confuse Albert Einstein, but here is the bottom line: Congress and staff managed to get themselves exempted from the single, most-punishing aspect of Obamacare.
Yes, you should be sharpening the tines of your pitchforks.
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