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Unfortunately, Virginia, it seems we are alone in the universe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen 17 hours ago. 76 Replies

Despite an article referred to in this weeks TA Sunday School, an article promoting…Continue

Let's become just like Ceaucescu's Romania, East Germany, and North Korea

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie Jun 17. 1 Reply

It's called "See something, say something" and it's what Americans—especially Muslim-Americans—are expected to do. If you think your kid, your bed partner, a parent, aunt, uncle, or friend may be…Continue

MY POST-ORLANDO GUNS EDITORIAL

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen 17 hours ago. 56 Replies

I'll put the bottom line at the top: America's #1 violence problem isn't guns, it's Americans. If guns were outlawed (no, I won't say "only outlaws will have guns"), someone wanting to kill large…Continue

Tags: terrorism, Americans, terrorists, Muslim, control

Drugs and alcohol; rape and consent

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Jun 16. 31 Replies

One of the top stories in the news in the US is about a young college boy who has just been convicted of raping an unconscious girl. What's controversial is that he got 1/12th of the sentence the…Continue

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Unseen replied to Wassabi's discussion 'the possibilty of a creator after all?'
"Entropy is no different from any other natural phenomenon. There's nothing in the laws of physics that keeps time from running backwards. I love anything Brian Cox does as an explainer of science, but while his theory is one, it's not so…"
6 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'MY POST-ORLANDO GUNS EDITORIAL'
"There's always a big short-lived hoopla after a mass shooting.  Mass shootings by someone using some sort of assault or assault-type or assault-resembling weapon are the rarity. The bulk of shootings are with handguns not rifles and are…"
17 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Unfortunately, Virginia, it seems we are alone in the universe'
"If Drake is right, we shouldn't have to wait for evidence of life from the outer limits of the universe. There actually should be a few (perhaps many) instances of intelligent life relatively nearby in The Milky Way."
17 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Unfortunately, Virginia, it seems we are alone in the universe'
"Their light is still reaching us. We're talking billions of galaxies. Each one with many billions of stars. The light and radio emissions should reach us at the same time. We do detect radio range emissions but none of them organized in any way…"
17 hours ago
Noel replied to Unseen's discussion 'Unfortunately, Virginia, it seems we are alone in the universe'
"It's a big universe. In the words of Donald Trump, "HUGE".  The only evidence of intelligence in the universe is Earth. A little blue planet in the Milky Way Galaxy not even in the center of the galaxy, where it looks like the…"
20 hours ago
TJ replied to Unseen's discussion 'MY POST-ORLANDO GUNS EDITORIAL'
"AR's, large magazines and ammo fly off the shelves when a shooting makes the news. AR's are the most popular rifle out there already, and, therefore, the most LIKELY to be used in a shooting...as that's what many HAVE to DO the…"
20 hours ago
TJ replied to Unseen's discussion 'Unfortunately, Virginia, it seems we are alone in the universe'
"I think we have the sensitivity...but the bandwidth vs back ground noise, after perhaps a few thousand light years of travel, gravitational distortion, etc...would require processing...but that is happening. We only FOUND background radiation…"
21 hours ago
TJ replied to Unseen's discussion 'Unfortunately, Virginia, it seems we are alone in the universe'
"That is exactly my point though...the OLDEST are the furthest away. The OLDEST are the ones MOST likely to have evolved to a point where a signal might have been sent. WE might not have been able to receive those signals, because we were still wee…"
21 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Unfortunately, Virginia, it seems we are alone in the universe'
"Maybe our devices aren't sensitive enough to capture a signal. I don't deny that. I'll grant it.  But there's no evidence of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. You can't deny that."
21 hours ago
Unseen replied to Wassabi's discussion 'the possibilty of a creator after all?'
"The directionality of time is one of the mysteries of physics. The laws of physics don't require it. The only thing keeping time from running backward is experience. We always experience time in a directional mode. Some physicists think time is…"
22 hours ago
Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'Unfortunately, Virginia, it seems we are alone in the universe'
"Everyone knows there is no evidence. But your narrative over your comments has elevated this lack of evidence (or our ability to detect anything) as somehow painting a mysterious picture (as though we should be recieving these signals) and possibly…"
23 hours ago
Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'Unfortunately, Virginia, it seems we are alone in the universe'
"Not to mention that the amount of time a civilization uses radiowaves could be exceptionally brief. In the history of humanity we've used them for under 1% of modern-man's history...and there is nothing forcing us to continue using them if…"
23 hours ago
Unseen replied to Wassabi's discussion 'the possibilty of a creator after all?'
"But subatomic particle popping into and out of existence is one thing. The known universe (or our known part of it) just up and deciding to expand. If you can wrap your head around that, swallowing the idea of The Big Bang is almost a simpler and…"
23 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Unfortunately, Virginia, it seems we are alone in the universe'
"The most distant systems are anything but young, TJ."
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Pope Beanie replied to Unseen's discussion 'Unfortunately, Virginia, it seems we are alone in the universe'
"Yeah, but we can learn a lot in what, a hundred years? I wouldn't commit to saying we'll never see evidence of intelligent life, until we've sent out increasingly advanced space probes for the next (say) hundred years. Hell, we can…"
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TJ replied to Unseen's discussion 'Unfortunately, Virginia, it seems we are alone in the universe'
"Right, but, to consider that the BB was a few billion years ago, and, whatever evolved enough to generate radio waves would take, probably, billions of years to do it for the first time...just as happened on earth... ...it is premature to take an…"
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MA in Philosophy. I call myself an atheistic agnostic. In other words, I'm atheist until someone proves I'm wrong.
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Strangely, you don't include the most obvious answer: God doesn't appear to exist, even as a possibility.
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Scientists are now admitting that nuclear power is greener than other alternatives

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 12:29pm 36 Comments

The full read from which the following quote is taken is here.

Nuclear power is one of the least damaging sources of energy for the environment, and the green movement must accept its expansion if the world is to…

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A great number of paradoxes, starting with Scroedinger's cat

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

I'm sorry, but I had to stop listening to this bit at about the fourth paradox due to being out of breath from laughing. How long can you last?

Famous last words. No...really!

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

I found a website where Texas lists every capital execution from 1982 on. One of the more interesting things about it is that it includes any last statements the prisoners made. Interesting reading. Lots of "foxhole converts" among them, I note.

OBAMACARE Is Better Than You Think

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:40am 1 Comment

In just one week the main part of Obamacare will begin to kick in. This is the state level exchanges that will allow the uninsured to be covered. Beginning on October 1, people will be able to sign up to get insurance in their state regardless of their health.

Most people signing up on the exchanges will qualify for subsidies based on their income and family size. This means that the cost of insurance will be less than the advertised price.

This is good…

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At 7:41pm on May 29, 2016, W1NT3R5 said…
Yeah dude. I was pleasantly surprised. That movie's not very good, as is the story with most modern Adam Sandler movies, but that was pretty cool. I wish it would have actually been Matt Frewer dressed up though.
At 1:48am on May 29, 2016, W1NT3R5 said…
https://youtu.be/plrZB1AceXU this is a link to my personal channel so you know it isn't spam. It's Max Headroom's latest appearance.
At 9:58pm on April 17, 2016, W1NT3R5 said…
Max Headroom's interview on David Letterman is hilarious, and available on YouTube.

I suggest buying the DVD if you haven't. Unfortunately Frewer isn't involved in any of the documentary features in the set, but there is plenty of that material available online. The DVD set contains the show from the 1987-88 American run, omitted is the Talking Headroom show and the 20 Minutes Into The Future (which is also available in its entirety on YouTube).
At 10:56pm on April 16, 2016, W1NT3R5 said…
So we don't always get along. However, I had no idea who Max Headroom was but your photo reminded me of a person I used to be acquainted with, and I searched it on Google and discovered him. I have now purchased the DVD set and watched everything available on YouTube, and while it was not your intention, you have created a fan of that show simply by choosing an avatar. Whatever it's worth, I appreciate it. Hopefully your ribs are healing well.
At 3:22am on April 3, 2016, JadeBlackOlive said…

Glad to hear that!

At 1:53am on April 3, 2016, JadeBlackOlive said…

How are you feeling, Unseen?

At 4:38am on December 26, 2015, Royce Earnest Rasmussen said…

Thank you!

At 3:26pm on December 14, 2014, Virgil said…

You and I got off to a bad start and I almost gave up on AT cuz of it.  I'm glad I didn't.  Amazing how much you and I agree on besides views on how jobs are created, the meaning of wealth and what produces it. All of that I believe about those things are from my personal experience in the past 5 years since becoming a civilian. I believe in them more today than ever before but all that is teeny minor crap compared to my core convictions.  The main reason I argued with you about that was the wrong reason to to argue.  I was offended on a personal level by things you said and I gave into that & put my anger ahead of reason. 

Interrogation.  Please point out any errors in you see in my reasoning.... (why ask, you'll do it even if I don't ask hahahaha!)

my last tour 2009 in Afgh I was a E4, a corporal, just one tiny small guy the big picture. When I heard this report was coming out I thought "oh shit!  This is going to get nasty!"  But wait... "nasty" is a relative term. As a war vet, my idea of nasty in regards to what could have been in that report  is waaaaaaaaay different from Joe Civilian's definition of nasty.  In fact my definition of nasty info on EIT would be impossible for him to wrap his head around and not break out in a chicken little dance. 

There's no damned way Feinstein & the others with that report know less about EIT than I do unless the CIA and armed forces have been totally lying to them.  That's just not possible. 

I've read all I can find for details, watched TV for the hot talking points and I have come to the conclusion that whole report just about has to be a psyop to cover ALLLLLLLLL the shit guys like me know and all the shit guys like me don't know.  For me there hasn't been ONE DETAIL in that report that was newsy or nasty.  I really feel what's going on is a well planned magician's trick that starts  off with him saying, "watch me cut off my right hand" to distract everyone IN THE WORLD while they sneak a 60 ton plaid elephant across the stage. 

This isn't a conspiracy theory about some secret plot from the Obama white house.  This is a theory about possibly pulling off a great Intel move to benefit the very people and programs that it's supposed to be making the focus of world wide outrage. 

But wait.  There's more.

There were things in that report that were totally ridiculous and almost funny when you thin about them.  ONLY  dummasses would fall for some of the shit AND the media and none of the "experts" have even tried to point the silly shit out. 

Think. The report says next to no vital intel has been obtained through EIT.  It says most of the intel obtained is lies told under torture.  I don't recall ONE time in my whole 22 months in Afgh when we were told, "get your guns and let's go find some bad guys to shoot." Every time we did anything se went out to specific places looking at specific times, to look for specific people, specific things and act like we were just dumb gyrines who didn't know what we were looking for. One time we did a four hour search on a small 6 house village before "noticing" the exact item we'd been shown satellite images of sitting right in our way the whole time.   Sooooo where did that intel come from?  The pentagon must be using psychics and have consult fortune tellers.  ...........  That's just one example.  One time we were rushed out to set up a  fake road check, told what car to look for, who would be in it and make sure its 4 tires were blown out 1 km before the road block so the occupants would have to get out and walk after all traffic on the road was stopped to prevent them from hitching rides.  When we go the guys back to base there were interesting guys there. After a staged accidental explosion the 3

At 9:06pm on September 19, 2014, Davis Goodman said…

Can't believe we weren't official friends here all this time!!!!

At 3:34am on September 2, 2014, Demetrius Alcala said…

You stole CBS

 
 
 

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