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by mikenz66
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socially aware music
Replies: 100
Views: 18754

Re: Minneapolis is burning

by mikenz66
Sun May 31, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: What is this anti vacination movement about?
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: What is this anti vacination movement about?

Years ago, a "scientific" paper was published linking several common vaccines to autism. No such link has ever been found by other researchers, and that paper was later proved to be fraudulent. Not just wrong, but intentionally wrong. However, it was seized upon by some people as justification for ...
by mikenz66
Sun May 31, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Morphology of Universe
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Morphology of Universe

[ Certainly it's not simple, and both electromagnetism and general relativity share many properties. I was merely pointing out that attraction in the cool Great Attractor figure you posted comes from gravity. :heart: Mike And I am suggesting that it is not gravity. If every planet, star and galaxy ...
by mikenz66
Sun May 31, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Morphology of Universe
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Morphology of Universe

Another way to see it with the magnetic forces at work: Gravitational forces actually... [Which according to Einstein's General Relativity model are actually a reflection of the distortion of space time by matter...]. :heart: Mike Might not be that "simple": https://cosmosmagazine.com/mathematics/t...
by mikenz66
Sat May 30, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Morphology of Universe
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Morphology of Universe

Nicholas wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 2:41 pm
Another way to see it with the magnetic forces at work:
Gravitational forces actually... [Which according to Einstein's General Relativity model are actually a reflection of the distortion of space time by matter...].

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Sat May 30, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: CCP Virus is correct name
Replies: 321
Views: 8467

Re: CCP Virus is correct name

Okay, but what is Australian intelligence saying about the matter? I've no idea. I'm not an expert in this area, so it would be pointless for me to speculate about the details. I was just interested to see the difference between the paper itself, which carefully analyses the data, and the headlines...
by mikenz66
Wed May 27, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: CCP Virus is correct name
Replies: 321
Views: 8467

Re: CCP Virus is correct name

Greetings, Australian researchers see virus design manipulation Here's the paper, if anyone wants to actually read it: https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.06199 Another possibility which still cannot be excluded is that SARSCoV-2 was created by a recombination event that occurred inadvertently or consciousl...
by mikenz66
Tue May 12, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: What are the possible fallouts from the Coronavirus?
Replies: 61
Views: 1529

Re: What are the possible fallouts from the Coronavirus?

Yeah those of us living through Trump's dictatorship have a very different perspective based on what is happening to us, you can sit in your Ivory Australian tower and spout inanities but to those of us on the ground floor its obvious to us you don't know a thing you're talking about. I share you p...
by mikenz66
Sun May 03, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Meritocracy
Replies: 21
Views: 575

Re: Meritocracy

I like the idea of meritocracy. One way it could be done is a sort of mix of meritocracy with democracy. We could implement some prerequisites for certain positions of power. One of the strengths of the US system is that senior members of your administration can be experts who would never have had ...
by mikenz66
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Corona virus outbreak
Replies: 233
Views: 8490

Re: Corona virus outbreak

The problem with Australia and New Zealand is their lower herd immunity rate. The "herd immunity" idea didn't play out well in the UK (who quickly reversed their policy) or NYC, where it was out of control before their. My understanding is they have a very good health care system so hopefully, they...
by mikenz66
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Planet of the humans
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: Planet of the humans

Arguably, keeping an old Toyota Corolla or similar running for a few hundred thousand km is greener than buying a new electric or hybrid car, since there is no new build cost... It depends on how many kilometers you do per year. New cars use less energy. Yes, but if you have already have a small ca...
by mikenz66
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Planet of the humans
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: Planet of the humans

Some of these issues are complex, since it's not just a matter of energy use, but maximum power consumption (peak rate of energy use). If you can avoid the peaks, you avoid having to build another power station, and can keep just using something greener (in our case hydroelectric and some geothermal...
by mikenz66
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Corona virus outbreak
Replies: 233
Views: 8490

Re: Corona virus outbreak

Yes, it's a good interview. Of course, this is the sort of thing most countries are doing - figuring out how to contain the spread while reopening the economies. And without the unbelievable conflict between different levels of government that is playing out in the USA. We've had less than 5 weeks o...
by mikenz66
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: CCP Virus is correct name
Replies: 321
Views: 8467

Re: CCP Virus is correct name

No, it's not a blunder. If Trump were misquoted, he wouldn't need to claim he was just being sarcastic afterwards. The clip is linked here, with subtitles. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/04/24/disinfectant-injection-coronavirus-trump/ Here's a transcript, with the pauses cleaned up: “I ...
by mikenz66
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: CCP Virus is correct name
Replies: 321
Views: 8467

Re: CCP Virus is correct name

Here's some homegrown criticism of the CCP, though Trump and Putin also come in for some criticism. As she says, being skeptical of the motives of any of the superpowers is prudent in these times. Professor Anne-Marie Brady: Global crisis caused by regime you have been tolerating for decades :heart:...
by mikenz66
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: CCP Virus is correct name
Replies: 321
Views: 8467

Re: CCP Virus is correct name

I hope this is not true... :cry:

by mikenz66
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: CCP Virus is correct name
Replies: 321
Views: 8467

Re: CCP Virus is correct name

Greetings, That depends what your benchmark is. If you think he should blindly follow the naive and wildly erroneous modelling of boffins on the globalist payroll, then I guess one might well assess him in such a way. Well, sure, it seems that you and your echo chambers have bought into a distrust ...
by mikenz66
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: CCP Virus is correct name
Replies: 321
Views: 8467

Re: CCP Virus is correct name

That depends what your benchmark is. If you think he should blindly follow the naive and wildly erroneous modelling of boffins on the globalist payroll, then I guess one might well assess him in such a way. Well, sure, it seems that you and your echo chambers have bought into a distrust of technica...
by mikenz66
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: CCP Virus is correct name
Replies: 321
Views: 8467

Re: CCP Virus is correct name

Greetings, Trump needs to shut up and let the health experts do the talking. He will lose re-election if he's seen as botching our country's response to the Coronavirus. So you've said, but then, your weak-kneed antics suggest you're not adept at winning. Trump is. Kind regards. :candle: It's scary...
by mikenz66
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Corona virus outbreak
Replies: 233
Views: 8490

Re: Corona virus outbreak

Do we know of any country that did not take any measures to stop or control the pandemic? Just to know how long it takes for the infection to peak and for society to develop herd immunity without human intervention. Iceland is an interesting example. They seem to have flattened out without stringen...