The first part of this chapter sounds intriguing and fascinating though given the timeframes tc provides a good chance I'll be back in spirit.
Intrigue and fascination will be less or not even front & center, when you're back home?
@Patrick I'm sure it would Patrick but than that raises another question which point of viewpoint is best in spirit or in physical. I'm not sure I can answer this.
"The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage."
Trace amounts of Joe Biden's marbles are a recent, sparkling addition into the mix.
Not cool because of laughter or not cool what is being done to Joe Biden? I think it's disgusting how the poor man is being used like a cheap old tool. Typical politicians and their handler masters the HCPs. Unfortunately Joe laid down with them long ago for personal benefit, fornicated his way along and now has no way out. He's owned.
Yes, folks the presidency and the vice presidency of the USA have been for sale for many decades, along with a lot of hangers-on, and the anti-Trump fury is being carried out by the folks who belong to to the HCPs.
I feel personally bad for Biden but on the other hand I don't. He sold his principles and integrity to the highest bidder, what little he ever had in the first place, along with his former boss. Speaking of Biden's former boss (on paper anyway) he too was ordered to act, and did. The disgusting, low class and cheap insults recently launched at his successor, said everything anybody needs to know.
Oooops, I don't like politicians. Is it showing?
Before I am given a warning by the Grammar Police, allow me a self-correction to escape the risk of being fined: "...Joe lay down with them..."
@Patrick roflmao no Patrick your dislike of politicians ain't showing at all 😁. Please tell us more about how you feel I'm sure we'd all get a hearty laugh listening to you tear apart politicians.
Geez, Ginger, pretty sure he's got dementia...thats got to be some kind of abuse...
Just to clarify....my laughing emoji were for Patrick’s comments. 😊
Bidens corruption was deep in Ukraine and China.
”Long-awaited report on Joe and Hunter Biden's activities in Ukraine, and is expected to conclude that Hunter Biden's lucrative seat the board of Ukrainian energy giant Burisma impacted Obama-era Ukraine policy, which was led by Joe Biden at the time.
Joe Biden has been accused of abusing his position in a quid-pro-quo arrangement whereby he admitted he withheld $1 billion in US loan guarantees if the country's lead prosecutor investigating Burisma was fired.”
In the lead-up to the November election political investigator and author Peter Schweizer, who currently heads the Florida-based Government Accountability Institute, has unveiled a bombshell exposé presenting damning evidence of Hunter and his father Joe Biden's shady and hidden financial dealings with China.
“It’s a relationship that grew while Joe Biden was vice president of the United States and shortly after he was appointed the point person on U.S. policy towards China,” Schweizer, who narratives the film, described upon the documentary's release earlier this month. “This new firm started making investment deals that would serve the strategic interests of the Chinese military.”
Simply amazing ! I love all the technology. This type of immersive holographic display has been shown in many movies. Travelling to the other parts of the Universe will really open an entirely new dimension for humans. The visuals of the warp drive has been well demonstrated in Star Trek and other movies too.
@Patrick: When will humans fly their own spacecrafts to the other star systems? I guess we will begin with visiting Alpha Centauri and Proxima Centauri, the closest ones
Lol, Alpha Centauri, will always remember that from hearing it many times as a kid watching the perils of The Jupiter 2 passengers. 🤣🤣
@ Santana - yes however once interstellar travel capability exists for human use, many trips will be made to places much farther. Distance is not much of an issue. Long before then our alien ET friends will demonstrate.
@ Steve: As a teenager I wanted to know why the next star, Proxima Centauri, wasn't named Beta Centauri instead. I am still a little unhappy about it, but I'm getting better.
There is indeed a Beta Centauri System. Alpha and Beta Centauri are two different triple-star systems. Part of the constellation Centaurus.
Proxima Centauri, part of the Alpha Centauri system is the nearest star to Sun. Probably named so because of its proximity. It is part of the Alpha Centauri System. It is actually Alpha Centauri C.
@ Santanu: My career in astronomy is dead on arrival.
If your astronomy career is dead on arrival Patrick, mine was never born...
Don't know why but I had this fascination for astronomy from the childhood. And travelling to other planets etc. I used to watch the Star Trek every week but what fascinated me more than anything else were the sliding doors :)
Sadly I think it will require a much longer timeframe before we are even ready to meet with our alien families. Judging by how we responded to the pandemic outbreak with our selfish idea of self preservation in buying copious amounts of toilet roll. That kind of mentality is a long way off humans demonstrating any kind of rationale for dealing with meeting alien ET’s. #notinmylifetime
This run to the toilet rolls is just a media narrative. Sure, some mall percentage of scared people ran to the paper toilet, but I feel that the large majority of us did not that. Otherwise we would have had blood running down the streets for toilet paper, building set ablaze and chaos everiwhere...
As the Committe says, we are trained to focus on the bad, that is the doing of a minority, and have a blind eye to the vast majority acting good.
Absolutely correct Pierluigi. The tail wags the dog.
Sadly, the "we" group is too large at the moment. The same thing is happening right now in the USA with ammunition, it is sold out everywhere. You would think folks were getting ready for a foreign invasion, despite ample facts + evidence to the contrary. Nope, a few idiots decide to riot in a few cities across the country (which has happened before and often) and even though >99.9% of the population is not at risk AT ALL, still we can't properly wipe our asses OR go to the shooting range.
The media blowing it up causes people to panic thinking that it will come to where they live. My husband wants to buy a gun now and go to the shooting range to practice. He doesn’t follow this site. He gets mad and tells me I’m not taking it seriously.
@ Laura: make sure ammunition is available, otherwise no point. Get a good instructor to provide training (which will require several boxes of ammunition, plus good self-defense ammunition for later on) AND INFORMATION ABOUT SELF-DEFENSE LAWS. Having a firearm for personal protection is OK if it can be legally carried around, a large majority of violent attacks don't happen at or near home. For the house? Get a shotgun.
A firearm for proactive defense as part of a citizen self defense force? That's a militia and must be "well regulated" (trained, organized, properly led and equipped) to be worth a damn. This is completely unrealistic for almost everybody and for this reason many, many moons ago police forces and national guard units were organized in the USA. Using a firearm is the absolute last resort when nothing else (such as staying indoors, driving or running away) will prevent serious, serious injury or getting killed.
The time for getting and training to use a gun is not at a moment of crisis. It's a deadly serious step, literally.
Just found out that there was a novel written in 1896 named "The Last President-1900", by Ingersoll Lockwood, It wrote about how, after a President won by narrow margin, "the Socialists, Anarchists, and Separatist mobs" would violently protest the results, storming their way to the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York, the exact location where Trump Tower is. One of his Cabinet members is named Pence !
It writes,"...The entire East Side of New York City is in a state of uproar. Mobs of vast size are organizing under the lead of anarchists and socialists, and threaten to plunder and despoil the houses of the rich who have wronged and oppressed them for so many years."
He wrote two other childrens' book. "The Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump(1890)" and " Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground Journey (1893)"
Channeled inspiration? Some astrologers are also predicting violence after the elections.
Here's the link: https://www.loc.gov/resource/dcmsiabooks.1900orlastpresid00lock/?st=gallery
The "future" foretold.
The Fifth Avenue Hotel was at 200 Fifth Avenue. It was completed in 1959 and demolished in 1908.
Trump Tower is at 721-725 Fifth Avenue.
It's interesting, but I take it that certain forces have always been with us in the U.S. Or maybe it was channeled. No idea.
Whoa! I was typing before TC weighed in.
Does the scotus or the republicans party play any role in deciding replacement or is it 100% potus decision ?
• Candidate nominee 100% Presidential decision
• Approval/rejection of the nominee by Senate majority vote
Neither the supreme court itself nor political parties participate. Nauseating opinions flow like a raging river throughout the process. Democracy in action!
First of all Patrick, let me express my sincere thanks for allowing us a "sneak peak" at these chapters and allowing us to serve as editors (of sorts).
Before you send this off to the printing press (or for other publication), you may want to revisit the below sentence.
It's grammatically correct and each word is spelled correctly, however there is one word, which if taken out of context, might disrupt the whole idea, that our fellow space dwellers are not to be feared.
Enjoy your scavenger hunt for that which i speak of.
BTW - keeping you and all our other Houstonian friends in my thoughts today, as you bring your wading boots out of storage once again.
"To use your solar system as a target example, your visitor fiends from Canopus will arrive at a location approximately thirty or forty light minutes from your sun, at ninety degrees from the orbital plane of the planets."
@Tim my guess would be either the word target or fiends
No mountain peaks are involved, 🗻🏔⛰ sneaky or otherwise. (Good pun, Tim!)
"Target" is the offending word? A destination is a target, who says one must direct offense towards it?
Yes, bellicose have we humans often been.
A missing r from fiends a typo
“ Humans have long feared alien extraterrestrial invasions and harm. This is not possible; visitors to Earth do not have the thoughts necessary to commit such acts."
Good proofreading. 👍
THANK YOU LINDA
I didn't catch that error..... 🚧 📚🔎
Thank you Linda!
Sometimes it takes a village for us to see the error of our ways.
Thank you Patrick.
Sometimes it takes a second look (or peek) to operate at "peak" performance.
2020 vision ... but who would've envisioned 2020 like this.
Friends to the ends of time, or until we die (wait? what? ... isn't that the same thing?)
Yes and know.
Speaking of whales in Straylia ( as we were several days ago) there has been one of the largest mass stranding in Tasmania over last 2 days ....hundreds of them. Can tc share why this was done in this particular case please Pat 🤔🤔
"Stampede caused by fear." is the extent of the answer I get.
Fear?! Whales?! What are whales afraid of?!
A pod of orca with twice as many teeth twice the size of what Great White sharks have, ability to exceed 50 kph for quite a distance, sprint for 60 kph, can remain submerged for 15 minutes, are more than 9 meters long, can turn like a fish and weigh 10-12 metric tons each. Six or eight of those attack, it's only a matter of time.
The latest video (this morning) by Suspicious 0bservers YT channel
At the 1:18 minute mark mentioned the standing and the cause (magnetism) - the shifting magnetic pole.
3:45 "..provided ANTIFA isn't setting them on fire..."
LOL x 3
Recent Reader Question & Committee answers + comments about photon waves refer; they say: "Energy will, is and shall continue to affect Earth from these waves, both directly by arrival, passage around, over and through your planet and also by causing effects on your sun central star, which itself will produce secondary, indirect effects reaching Earth. These secondary indirect effects will seem to be more significant and certainly will the get most human attention."
Regarding magnetic field fluctuations & oscillations which are affecting whale and/or sea creature navigation, The Committee says:
"These ups & down in EM energy can and sometimes do affect sea creature navigation, just as they affect animal and human consciousness, mood and attitude from time to time. The beaching incidents are not caused by this, but rather stampedes. The collective, mass fear is built upon the foundation of shifting moods, emotion and mental moments which are heavily influenced by the solar energy pulsations. The effects reach both the predators and the targets; the beaching however would not occur simply because of sea creature navigation problems. Once the shoreline is reached, in the absence of abject fear, the whales would turn back from it and avoid the surf. In the case of mass panic, the beach is seen as an escape from a certain horrible death. We refer to humans leaping to escape the searing inferno which trapped them, from hundreds to nearly one thousand feet up in the World Trade Center disaster of New York City on the 11th of September 2001."
Dear Patrick and C
I wrongly assumed that whales were pretty safe from killer whales...
Indeed another strikingly simple but really fitting explanation: like dolphins, it was also a stampede of whales frightened by predators chasing them...
But... how they possibly defend against such predators, I wonder?
Whales are bigger, but very slow... they shound be a really easy prey! What I'm missing here?
Because obviously they have some efficient defense, otherwise they would already gone extinct!
Thank you very much for the explanation
Have a nice day
Really funny... my inner voices said: "they submerge deeper and longer"
Am I figuring things?
That's exactly what whales do when orcas appear to threaten them. Dive and wait it out.
Killer whales can stay under for about 15 minutes. Typically ocas will attack a mother whale and her nursing offspring, the big males holding the mother back, then the remainder of the pod takes turns keeping the smaller younger whale under the surface until it runs out of air.
Owls do it to squirrels, lions to many things, coyotes hunt deer and humans do it to wild hogs.
Whale tends to give the impression of slow graceful gentle creature. The Orca is anything but, they are fast / sleak, highly intelligent, skillfull killers. There are some exceptional documentary about them. 😁
They're good eaters, so killing prey is part of it. I think the typical adult orca consumes 200kg of food per day on average. They're massively oversized dolphins or porpoises, essentially. I've seen a few in captivity and it was heartbreaking for me. They're gentle, well behaved, extremely intelligent and possess amazing physical abilities. How they tolerate captivity I don't understand, because one single 10 minute group rebellion would get them all released. Up close through the thick glass of the tank, they look even larger than the dimensions suggest. Among the many sea creatures they hunt, great white sharks are a favourite, but that big sharp-toothed fish is one of the very, very few sea creatures which can outrun an orca. (Tuna and marlin can also, so orcas triangulate their approach to them.) Curiously great white sharks clear out immediately when an orca appears, the sharks know they're on the menu.
When first observed by way back when, they were seen to coordinate their attack in order to kill a whale, thus the nickname "killer whale".
I saw the other apex sea predator, the sperm whale (Moby Dick was one) in New Zealand about 5-6 km off the eastern coast of New Zealand's south island. The marine biologist tour guide explained that pods of orca could even kill a sperm whale (which are HUGE) because of the orcas' ability to coordinate. The sperm whales simply dive much deeper and stay submerged longer than the orcas can, which sperm whales usually do anyway to hunt giant squid.
Orcas are essentially harmless to humans and in fact, like to investigate or even play with boats, swimmers and divers. Sea lions and seals, on the other hand, look like sandwiches to them.
My daughter has been fascinated with them since she was a toddler, thus I have been schooled!
In recent times, some previously well-behaved Orcas in aquariums have killed their handlers. I think the Orcas are done with captivity.
I watched an Orca at SeaWorld give birth on YouTube. All the employees were hugging each other because they were so happy. Three months later, the baby Orca died.
SeaWorld has stopped their Orca captive breeding program.
I always loved aquariums, but I won't visit one with Orcas ever again.
Nature preserves which protect but do not restrict wildlife (the residents don't perceive captivity) are one thing but tanks and zoos? I don't like them.
Pat, that's a very neat looking house too 😁
The design style is called a Cape Cod (first popular many moons ago on the Massachusetts peninsula of the same name) plus the requisite, prominent two car garage jutting out to seize everyone's attention, the suburban American symbol of progress in the early 1960s.
It looked a little different a half century ago but not much.
When I saw the picture of the lovely house you grew up in it prompted me to go on Google Earth and re-visit my old house and neighborhood in Yonkers, NY. Brought back such sweet memories and gratitude. ❤️
I knew your house style had a name (Cape Code) but couldn’t come up with it—only the word dormers which I just looked up to make sure I had the right word. 👍. Mine was known as a split level. It was nice to reminisce and reflect on things with new appreciation.
@ Linda: I remember the ride through Yonkers on the way to visit my mother's uncle in (another Dutch name town) Ossining, well known for the state prison there, its name taken from the town, Sing Sing Penitentiary. That was at least 50 years ago. I remember asking if the prison was dangerous and my mother's uncle said of course not, the bad guys have to stay inside and the very few who escape, leave town as fast as possible!
I remember many split level houses and always liked them. I don't think I've ever seen one in Texas.
Would it be possible to have a very short, concise chapter of education (primary, secondary,etc)? As a parent, I am curious to know how this might evolve, even looking forward to it greatly!
Yonkers, that name always makes me chuckle , I'm easily amused, I wonder if there is a Hooters in Yonkers 😁😁
Is there a Hooters in Yonkers? GREAT QUESTION Steve, and so I sent myself a looking at their website and....NOPE.
The town's name Yonkers comes from Dutch, the entire region was the colony of New Netherland way back when. Lots of street & place names in the area from that language: Weehawken, Hoboken, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Harlem, Yonkers, Long Island, Broadway, The Bowery, Flushing, Wall St, Bleecker St, Bushwick, Coney Island, Hempstead, Catskills and Gramercy are but a few examples.
A couple of channeled poems I got from my GAG's, even a bit romantic LOL. The first one could be a song, like a 50's song. Anyway enjoy people. Let the words uplift your soul :-)
I am your One
Let me be the one
I am the one
We are your sun
Let that be done
We go together like a honey and a bee
Flowing liquid for all to see
Taste the wine
You are so fine
Call on me
Say you love me
Your world and my world
is not separate
The world around you
Is where we are too
We are holding your heart
Literally holding your heart
Inside you every single moment
When your down, we are around
Never be sad, be glad
Always we hold you in our arms
Remember my dear
I am here
So stop and hear
We are your prayer
These sound like gospel to my American tin ear, minus several throws of "Gee Zuzz" and "Halleh Loo Yah" mixed in.
Very nice... I can imagine Elvis Presley doing the first one!
@ Patrick LOL.... Yeah I thought Buddy Holly or the Beatles for the first one as well ;-)
Self-defence with your own firearm? It is very difficult, as Patrick had written. Let me elaborate a little more:
(1) Hitting anything 10 metres away with any firearm is not easy, slightly easier with a shotgun or revolver, much harder with a double-action Glock. You need a lot of training and regular practice. Don't even think about doing it if the last time you went to a shooting range is more than 6 months ago.
(2) Most people store their firemarm in a hard-to-get-to locked safe, unloaded, with ammunition stored separately. Are you sure any intruder into your homestead will give you at least 5 minutes to fetch your gun and load up?
(3) Are you able to shoot at a live person without hesitation but with precision? Most intruder does not have murder in mind when breaking in, but is also most likely to be armed and dangerous. The intruder tends to flee if he hears people in the household...unless he sees someone pointing a gun at him. If confronted with an armed defender, the intruder will shoot without hestitation for his own self-defence. Are you sure you can beat the intruder to the punch and put him down first?
I heard to keep a can of wasp spray under your bed or close by.
If used on an intruder very effective, at stopping them cold, they will have to get medical treatment if in their eyes. More accurate then a gun to actually hit target.
wasp spray? Nasty!
I know that you can easily hit a target that is 6 meters away (18 feet) with great efficiency, and putting an arm to cover the eyes (if prepared) is useless, because gas swirl around the obstacle and still hit the face, and also goes in the nose and mouth, creating a suffocation effect.
Buy spray, not guns, people!
As a side effect, you still can easily clean your surrounding from hornets and wasps :D
Have a nice day
1. Always grip with two hands, all the firearms named are of similar ease to use, when properly grasped. Attach a strobe LED flashlight to the gun, hand or long gun, check batteries often. It will blind an attacker, day or night.
Muzzle blast sound waves are far more effective than spray, even if bullets or pellets miss. It is very hard to hit eyes; and if the intruder is prepared and wearing glasses? Assuming a violent intruder is not going to cause serious injury or harm is foolish.
2. Yes, the gun should be loaded, easy to get and ready to go. Otherwise it isn't useful.
3. Intruders flee even faster when seeing a gun. Get a dog to warn you, the moment a violent intruder actually enters, you must act.
Most violent attacks do not happen at home.
I have never owned a gun, but some of my relatives were very proficient with guns.
This idea that it's too difficult to defend oneself with a gun smacks of anti-gun propaganda to me.
People forget that gun ownership used to be incredibly common. There are still adults around that remember growing up in rural places where they actually kept guns in their high school lockers!
But beginning with the anti-gun lobby decades ago, all of a sudden people were "too stupid" to defend themselves. Or you had to be an "expert", though that was never defined. Certainly, you need training on how to handle a gun, but the idea that it's so difficult to defend yourself is overblown.
Lastly, I moved to the country in 2001, and people here are armed to the teeth. Yet murder, let alone gun murder, is incredibly rare here. Boys as young as 11 are taught to hunt moving targets (deer) and I have yet to even see a hunting accident in the local newspaper.
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