The Real Future



This is great stuff. There are probably a bunch of truths mixed in with the crazy-talk. Or maybe it is the other way around. That’s the thing. Nobody is really sure:
The People Will Decide in Turkey

Just a sample:

And now it is America’s turn. Your superior class decided Hillary Clinton should rule, for they do not trust a white man. Men are too independent. And they plotted, instead of honestly seeking your support.

We saw recently how the plotters got rid of Bernie Sanders. The votes of California weren’t counted yet, but the plotters already announced Crooked Hillary the winner. In every state, the rolls were changed in such a way as to preclude Bernie’s win. The old election machines allowed hackers to subtly alter the results. Perhaps good old Bernie himself was the Joker in the hands of plotters, the bent boxer who was paid to lose. Or perhaps he was a weak guy who could not withstand the pressure. Anyway the American plotters stole your vote as sure as the Turkish generals tried to steal the Turkish vote.

What scares the new atheists
John Gray
March 2015

Israel’s Wolf-Crying about Iran’s Bomb
July 18, 2016

BDS Is a War Israel Can’t Win
Israel’s apologists would call the BDS campaign “immoral”, but the slander is laughably false
by Stanley L. Cohen, July 16, 2016

The Myth of the ‘War on Terrorism’
Debunked at last
by Justin Raimondo, July 13, 2016


Private guard in MBTA money room caught napping on the job

Tesla Won’t Be Able to Put Crash Defense on Autopilot

“Tesla is consistently introducing enhancements proven over millions of miles of internal testing to ensure that drivers supported by Autopilot remain safer than those operating without assistance,” the carmaker said Thursday in a statement. “We will continue to develop, validate, and release those enhancements as the technology grows. While we appreciate well-meaning advice from any individual or group, we make our decisions on the basis of real-world data, not speculation by media.”

Yeah. So, I’m pretty sure “internal testing” is not “real-world data.”

General Breedlove and the Russophobes
They’re determined to start World War III

New America is the premier Democratic party thinktank, where a great deal of the top Obama administration officials came out of and where Hillary Clinton is bound to draw much of her staffing should she win the White House. And of course Hillary famously compared Putin to Hitler, and is eager to restart the “war of civilizations” against the Slavs begun by her husband.

Hillary Clinton and Personal Honesty
by Andrew P. Napolitano, July 14, 2016

The public corruption investigation has been underway for a few months. The allegations are that she exercised the powers of her office as secretary of state to enrich her husband and herself. The evidence here is ample. There are dozens of documented instances in which foreign governments and individuals received beneficial treatment from her State Department – usually exemptions from compliance with American laws or regulations – and then collectively gave hundreds of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation at a time when it was not a registered lawful charity.

Former New York Yankees pitching great Roger Clemens was tried twice (after a trial that ended with a hung jury, he was ultimately acquitted) for misleading Congress when he was forced to speak to a House committee about the contents of his blood and urine as a baseball player. Clinton has misled Congress about her lawful obligations as secretary of state, and she skates free.

11 Replies to “The Real Future”

  1. kinda funny, i guess. i just started a real “job”. 2 or 3 days per week working at fabricating and erecting structural steel. hard work, but i kinda like it. anymore than 2, maybe 3 days/week, would be too much.

  2. i really have to enjoy the challenge to get into hard work. so, i can psych myself up. a few of my similar-aged colleagues are already on cruise control until teaching starts in the fall.

  3. sensding this comment to my colleague, Dr. Delusional:

    Gail Tverberg says:
    July 22, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    “I agree with you. Over the years, I have run into several different metrics regarding how slowly scale-up goes.

    1. I know that the oil and gas industry used to say that it takes an average of 17 years to get a new invention (say, new type of equipment) into common use.

    2. A chemist I know says that it is not good practice to scale up a new process (for example, for making biofuels) by more than a factor of 10 at a time. So if you start with a cup of a product, it takes a long time to get to a reasonable amount. The problem is that obstacles are often encountered in the scale-up processes. Also, there is generally a need to figure out ways to get costs down to a reasonable level. No one wants to invest huge amounts in a process that doesn’t quite work.

    3. One presentation I went to talked about needed four levels of scale up. I forget the exact names, but the idea was the same. It is necessary to build a pilot plant, and get the “kinks” worked out in it, before going to the next size larger plant.

    4. Processes that look like they would be easy–like getting new transmission lines approved and built–can take ten years.

    At this point, the financial system is doing so poorly, it can’t possibly last through all of the steps needed to implement new technology.”

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