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Let’s Review 59: Hard Day on the Planet

It appears that the out-of-control-crashing-Chinese-satellite, Tiangong-1, is going to make reentry on Easter and there is nowhere I can go to escape it.

The map below shows the relative probabilities of debris landing within a given region. Yellow indicates locations that have a higher probability while green indicates areas of lower probability. Blue areas have zero probability of debris reentry since Tiangong-1 does not fly over these areas (north of 42.7° N latitude or south of 42.7° S latitude). These zero probability areas constitute about a third of the total Earth’s surface area.  — MOTUS A.D.: #OpenWhineWednesday

The Horrors of Anglerfish Mating    When ceratioid males go looking for love, they follow a species-specific pheromone to a female, who will often aid their search further by flashing her bioluminescent lure. Once the male finds a suitable mate, he bites into her belly and latches on until his body fuses with hers. Their skin joins together, and so do their blood vessels, which allows the male to take all the nutrients he needs from his host/mate’s blood. The two fish essentially become one. With his body attached to hers like this, the male doesn’t have to trouble himself with things like seeing or swimming or eating like a normal fish. The body parts he doesn’t need anymore—eyes, fins, and some internal organs—atrophy, degenerate and wither away, until he’s little more than a lump of flesh hanging from the female, taking food from her and providing sperm whenever she’s ready to spawn. 

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is MOSTLY OXYGEN!   Politically correct but deceptive language is dangerous because it dumbs down important science debates and inappropriately influences millions of people, and ultimately, government policy. People educated in the sciences must complain loudly whenever they hear such mistakes.

 David Hogg, Crisis Actor, forgets his lines The full transcript has Hogg claiming to have been at the school, going home, then going back again in order to film and perform for the cameras. Of course, we have not actually been presented with any evidence of his actually having been there earlier. And more importantly, if Hogg went home and got his camera AFTER the shooting, then how did he have it in the closet DURING the shooting. As I always point out after these staged TV dramas, the one thing we absolutely know did not happen is whatever the media’s current Official Story is. If you’re dubious about this, if you actually take their reports at face value, allow me to direct your attention to the recent news that the father of the Pulse shooter was an FBI informant for 11 years. Are you noticing the pattern yet?

Day Walkers    Just as the vampires in the novel carried the day by adapting to the daytime and using that to subvert the advantages of the human, the alt-right needs to become day walkers. If instead of a Spencer strolling on campus to get killed, imagine an alt-right guy getting an IT job at the NYTimes. Imagine if Pax Dickinson was still operating as a CTO at a major media company, while helping the alt-right. It’s the reason the Left is obsessed with doxxing people. They lie awake at night thinking about day walkers getting inside the wire.

How to download a copy of Facebook data about you

‘Pretty’s Amy Schumer Drops Truth Bomb Between Her Hate  One of many reasons the Age of the Movie Star sits in the same dustbin as Teddy Ruxpin and 8-track tapes is because stars are too political these days. And by “too political” we mean aggressive, mean-spirited, cruel and eager to twist facts to help their causes.


Let’s not jump to conclusions…. Texas teen was beaten, had hot cooking oil poured on her after refusing arranged marriage: police | Fox News …. and it’s Muslims.

Two Rival California Gang Members Charged with Murder for Allegedly Shooting, Killing 3-Year-Old

Mexican Cops Shield Wounded Toddler During Border City Shootout

Thumbs up from Donald Trump!     Trump proudly showed the book to his guests, and after some small talk, I said to him, “If you like it….” He nodded, and that was it, until he tweeted out at 11:46 Sunday night, after which the trolls went crazy. You think Amazon delivery is fast – within 10 minutes, these trolls were claiming to have read the book, plus they’d posted a one-star review and demanded their money back, or so they said. That’s how quickly it happened. Jeff Bezos must have sent my books out, not by drone, but by ICBM.

Japanese adult film actress covers herself in plastic, gives in to her urges on the Shinkansen

If They Can’t Get Traffic Lights to Sync…  The heat of high summer, the bitter cold of January. Dirt, sand, potholes. 24/7, year ’round – for year after year after year, ongoing. Mechanical and electrical components will never wear out – or crap out, unexpectedly.  Really? Traffic lights are pretty simple things – even the “smart” ones that have cameras and sensors with which they can “see” traffic (just like automated cars). But coordinating lights to go green at the same time – instead of one going green and then the next one just ahead going red, causing needless stop-and-go traffic congestion – seems to be a bridge too far for the same technocrats who promise a seamless, Blue Angles-like automated car experience.

“That brings the Trump Effect to 49.”Don Surber: Trump Effect snags Baby Hitler, Lady Gamecocks  March 4: “Florida shooting survivor David Hogg says he hung up on the White House during a call inviting him to Trump’s listening session.” March 27: “PARKLAND LEADER DAVID HOGG” I’m Changing the World BUT UC SCHOOLS STILL REJECTED ME.”

Lost in Face   The public debate is lost nor will it regain its bearings until it stops misleading itself with hyped up talking points of political device  The problems of reality are hard enough as they are without augmenting them with invention.  The world has drifted out of the familiar old groove into an uncertain new period.  The struggle to understand it has only just begun. Forcing it into old 20th century paradigms probably won’t work.

Bootlace Worm: Earth’s Longest Animal Produces Powerful Toxin  The species is usually 15-50 feet (5-15 m) in length, but can be up to 180 feet (55 m) long, usually only 5-10 mm in width.

Loudon Wainwright III “€“ Hard Day On The Planet”  

It’s business as usual; some things never change
It’s unfair, it’s tough, unkind and it’s strange
We don’t seem to learn; we can’t seem to stop
Maybe some explosions would close up the shop

It’s been a hard day on the planet
How much is it all worth?
It’s getting harder to understand it
Things are tough all over on earth

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  • Richard March 28, 2018, 9:42 AM

    Interesting that none of the California indoctrination complexes has accepted the Hogg spawn. Seems like he’d fit right in with the Lefty Loonies at Berkley,. Hell, with his presence and magnetism he could be a T.A. working on his doctorate from Day One. Wonder if the sound of alumni checkbooks slamming shut has anything to do with his apparent persona non grata status?

  • BillH March 28, 2018, 9:57 AM

    The ever-crashing Chinese-satellite vs. the ever-dying John McCain. Wonder if either one will expire before I do.

  • Bunny March 28, 2018, 12:59 PM

    For heaven’s sake, what’s up with the Tampax, Mr. V? I come here for words of truth, beauty, power, wisdom and laughs, not feminine hygiene products. Awkward.

  • Bunny March 28, 2018, 1:08 PM

    I guess after reading about the mating anglerfish, bootlace worm and Japanese porn star, I shouldn’t complain.

  • Charles Harris March 28, 2018, 1:40 PM

    ” … hundreds of thousands of meters below the ocean surface.”

    A tragic affair. The narrator loves science, but science ain’t got time for this nonsense.

  • ghostsniper March 28, 2018, 2:52 PM

    100,000 meters is more than 50 miles.

    2 drunk colored boys were strollin home from the club late one night and as they traversed a footbridge over a creek they decided to evacuate their bladders. They threw em over the side and started letting loose when the first one said, “DAWG, dat wadda’s cole!” and the 2nd one said, “Yeah, deep too.”

  • Vanderleun March 28, 2018, 5:00 PM

    Actually, Bunny, I popped that in at the end as an example of the persistance of stereotypes… that ad is from the 70s.

  • Casey Klahn March 28, 2018, 9:47 PM

    It’s all fair game; nothing is exempt from scrutiny.

    My conservative in laws still watch TV news, and hate Trump. This is what makes me shake my head: the utter lack of unity on the Right. And this is compared to the absolute lockstep of the Left. Remind me of the large cohort of lefties who despised Obama for 8 years…oh, that’s correct! There wasn’t one.

    We suck as a political movement.

  • ghostsniper March 29, 2018, 8:56 AM

    “…lack of unity on the Right….absolute lockstep of the Left…”

    Simple explanation.
    Freedomists want what they can get, communists want what you have.
    Parents and children.

  • Casey Klahn March 29, 2018, 10:00 AM

    Good one, Ghost!