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About BaalChatzaf

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  • Birthday 08/24/1936

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    Currently residing in New Jersey, the Bad-a-Bing State.
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    mathematics, physics, alternative energy sources.

    I am also involved in preparing recorded books for blind and dyslexic folks.

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    Robert J. Kolker
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    I am retired, but far from inactive. A day without a twenty mile bicycle ride is a day without joy.
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    Music: Mozart, Bethoven. Movie: Casablanca. Favorite Philsopher: David Hume
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  1. BaalChatzaf

    Judge Kavanaugh and the Crazy Lady

    why not? Trump in 2018 probably means Pochahantis probably won't win, if she runs
  2. BaalChatzaf

    How could Ayn rand smoke?

    I jumped just once in my live (about 25 years ago). My reason for jumping was to test, first hand, Einstein's assertion, that gravity is NOT a force. I jumped for for about 5 seconds I felt nothing pulling me down. Then of course my speed picked up and I felt the air resistance and that was the only force on my body. No tug, no pull toward the earth. It seemed that the earth was moving toward me. Einstein was right. I was happy to prove to myself Einstein was right and I never jumped again. My jump was from 9500 feet. Once was enough.,
  3. BaalChatzaf

    How could Ayn rand smoke?

    He smoked them by the barrel. Most people who smoke cigars, do not inhale and do not smoke as much. Ditto for pipes. Cigar and pipe smoking can produce throat cancers and cancers of the lip and mouth but these are not as frequent or as serious as lung cancers and emphysema induced by cigarette smoking. Part of the problem is the stuff in the cigarette paper. There are some harmful compounds produced by the burning paper. Overall cigarette smoking is much more likely to cause harm than cigar or pipe smoking. The best way of all is to avoid tobacco entirely. Even tobacco chewing (ugh!) can cause damage to the mucous membrane of the tongue, mouth and throat. While tobacco smoke may smell present, tobacco as not good for one's health.
  4. BaalChatzaf

    How could Ayn rand smoke?

    Cigar Smoking is safer (less likely to produce disease) than is cigarette smoking. Yet Rand scorned her "villains" who smoked cigars and praised cigarettes. Fire at Man's fingertips. Hah. You mean poison for Man's lungs. LLAP \\//
  5. BaalChatzaf

    Judge Kavanaugh and the Crazy Lady

    I weep for the Republic.
  6. BaalChatzaf

    Judge Kavanaugh and the Crazy Lady

    I can now indulge in my second favorite hobby, schadenfreude. I am just warm and happy thinking of all those liberal progressive pinko stinko left wing schmucks gnashing their teeth and rending their garments. I do have a worry however. Judge K. may be in peril of his life. I would not put it past one of these pinko stinko lefty crazies to try assassinating him. He may need a Secret Service detail to protect him.
  7. BaalChatzaf

    Judge Kavanaugh and the Crazy Lady

    Depart from us, Crazy Lady!!!
  8. BaalChatzaf

    How could Ayn rand smoke?

    THe hell with symptoms. I went after the cause.
  9. BaalChatzaf

    How could Ayn rand smoke?

    In those years, manufactured rolled in paper cigarettes were not widely available. Most people who smoked, smoked pipes and some smoked cigars. In this form the tobacco smoke was not inhaled deeply so it probably did less damage. L.L.A.P. \ \ / /
  10. BaalChatzaf

    How could Ayn rand smoke?

    And sure enough, they did.
  11. BaalChatzaf

    Interesting factoid?

    All we have is speculation. We have not yet completely understood life on our own planet where we can know the physical conditions that affect life and how it can evolve. Life can be extremely varied, yet all life is governed by the laws of physics. So while living beings can be many things in many forms, they cannot be any old thing. The following book addresses the questions you raised very well: "The Equations of Life: How physics shapes evolution" by Charles S. Corkell. This book is not for specialist but it is not an easy read either. If you read it prepare to wear your thinking cap. L.L.A.P. \ \ / /
  12. BaalChatzaf

    Weaponizing Psychiatry/Psychology

    Throwing dissenters and politically "inconvenient" folks into the looney bin was a standard operating procedure in the late and unlamented Soviet Union. If a dissenter had a potential future use, he was incarcerated in the asylum or sent to the gulags, rather than killed.
  13. BaalChatzaf

    Interesting factoid?

    strangest ---> strongest
  14. BaalChatzaf

    Interesting factoid?

    This is my favorite If אויב מיין באָבע האט בייצים זי וואָלט זיין מיין זיידע translated. If my grandma had balls she would be my grandpa. I learned this counterfactual definite when I was four years old. L.L.A.P. \\// (My homage to Spock the Son of Sarek, who is the patron saint of people with Aspberger's Syndrome).
  15. BaalChatzaf

    Interesting factoid?

    The pin would vaporize well before such a temperature can be reached. The strangest metals will vaporize under 3000 deg C. The Sun surface temp. is 5800 deg C (approx).