dennislmay

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  1. A very well spoken concise and correct explanation. 6%-8% real growth compounded year after year decade after decade is the norm when government gets out of the way. Scotland and the USA in freer times demonstrated the norm. Dennis
  2. Several years ago I attempted to edit some omissions in the history of QM and became frustrated that everything I did was being removed so I quit for many years. Recently I make a couple corrections again related to QM and this time I was able to discuss the changes back and forth until someone else editing and I agreed on his final version. Another one I edited has stood without changes so far. I may keep touching up errors I see here and there since it seems to work better now than it did years ago. Dennis
  3. I accidently found this in a Bing Search: http://mirror.uncyc.org/wiki/New_England_Journal_of_Temporal_Research I had no idea this existed - it is a gift for sure. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncyclopedia Dennis
  4. Back in The Day, only one third of the colonists were for independence. Ba'la Chatzaf http://www.apstudynotes.org/us-history/outlines/chapter-5-colonial-society-on-the-eve-of-revolution-1700-1775/ 1. The common term thirteen original colonies is misleading as Britain ruled thirty-two colonies in North America, including the Caribbean Islands by 1775 but only thirteen of them staked a rebellion 2. Among the distinguishing characteristics that the eventually rebellious settlements shared was lusty population growth; in 1700 they contained fewer than 300,00 people; by 1775, there were about 2.5 million people a. Of the 2.5 million people, about half a million were black and white immigrants made up nearly 400,000 of the increased number, and black “forced immigrants” accounted for almost as many again b. But most of the spurt stemmed from the remarkable natural fertility of all Americans, white and black; to the amazement and dismay of Europeans, the colonists were doubling every twenty-five years c. The population boom had political consequences; in 1700 there were twenty English subjects for each American colonist but by 1775 the English advantage in numbers had fallen to three to one—setting the stage for a momentous shift in the balance of power ***** Though a 1/3 of colonists may have been for independence there were that many or more again who were not a part of the discussion. German settlers had already moved far inland and formed the backbone of future trade routes and the frontier that became later became the American Midwest. Various surveys put support for "Progressives" at about 20% of the population. Though they rule - they are a minority. People can be ruled by a minority but they can also stop such rule if it is clearly in their interests to do so. Dennis
  5. The instructors set them up for failure full well knowing they were wearing inappropriate clothing for concealed carry which would make it difficult to get to their guns. What you would expect from ABC and a police force from an Eastern - now liberal state. A BS story from the start. The stats tell the real story - guns stop criminals in their tracks and save lives every day as well as preventing tolalitarian governments from mass murder. Shame on ABC but the fact the would run such BS is not news. Dennis
  6. Obama has a habit of bypassing the constitutional method of creating laws. I expect he will use executive means to create a real mess. Dennis
  7. First some guns, eventually all guns. Each step will be made to sound reasonable. People will be conditioned to think gun owners are bad. Owning a gun will become unpopular. The reason why they want to ban guns (for the people, not the government) has nothing to do with reducing crime. Everybody knows when guns are outlawed, outlaws will have guns, and crime increases. Even politicians know that. So that's not the reason. When everybody is disarmed (except government), Hitler government will be able to take over. What are you going to do when tyranny runs all over you? Probably wouldn't be a good deal if you wait until they have guns and you don't. Question for scholars of history: Of all the cases of banning of weapons (guns, swords, etc.), how many cases led to tyranny, how many not? Alex Jones says all led to tyranny. Is he correct? I would say all lead to tyranny in the long run with only 2-3 current examples still in progress. Those in progess have lead to increased crime but not enough time has passed to get to full tyranny - individual tragedy but not full tyranny. Dennis
  8. Gun control from Washington getting out of control? Have your governor make all legal gun owners deputy sheriffs allowed to own and carry any firearm(s) of their choice as part of their duties. I don't recall anything in the constitution telling states how many law enforcement officers they may employ. Dennis
  9. In a handful of ideal examples where the systems are simple enough to calculate. Most calculations are simplifications having nowhere near that kind of precision. Epicycles and similar theories also work well in some ideal cases. In any case you're talking about theory from 2 and 3 generations ago - What has the current stagnant generation done for us in the way of fundamental theory? Why is the wonderful Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Electrodynamics not able to explain gravity? [among a great many other things remaining unexplained]. Could it be that success has created a legacy theory which is also a dead end? Dennis
  10. Registration and ID would clearly be the first step towards confiscation and inplementation of authoritarian rule. Dennis We are 3/4 of the way there. Our Social Security (or Taxpayer ID) number is straight out of the Book of Revelations And none shall buy or sell unless they have the Number of the Beast... Ba'al Chatzaf Its not like the Progressives have been mysterious about their intentions [create authoritarian socialist rule] it just takes a lot to get through to the clueless and easy to divide the clueless and greedy into camps fighting each other while robbing everyone blind. Dennis
  11. Registration and ID would clearly be the first step towards confiscation and inplementation of authoritarian rule. Dennis
  12. Since the APS doesn't understand the basic requirements of science and modeling when it comes to global warming, the foremost research institutes of theoretical physics are all involved in non-science, and all of the major journals are insiders only unless you want to wait years for every editorial change order - I am not hopeful that any new science can get a fair hearing. Yes anyone can publish in some online journals just like anyone can self-publish, put out advertisements, or create a dedicated website. That does not imply a fair hearing. It seems that bypassing the gatekeepers and taking the work directly to the market seems the only way to go. That means fighting the charge of pseudoscience leveled by the well funded and connected gatekeepers from the start. Dennis The whole problem boils down to gatekeepers and the bureaucracies that create and sustain them. If you have a good functional culture with minimal corruption gatekeepers serve to protect. If you have a disfunctional culture full of corruption gatekeepers serve the continuation of the corrupt culture. Mainstream science has incorporated mystical elements and models upon models upon models detached from reality. The primary problems seem to exist in theoretical physics & astronomy [philosophical] and climate sciences [political]. Big science projects [colliders and fusion] cross into the economic and political. How to deal with incompetent bureaucrats and various gatekeepers is an endless subject in the sciences and engineering. It is often a daily subject stretching on for years and years in engineering. I don't believe there is a one size fits all solution in dealing with incompetence, corruption, and a bad culture in portions of the sciences. Bypassing the gatekeepers in one form or another seems the only solution but it involves risks because gatekeepers in a corrupt culture often seek to destroy [personally and financially] those who bypass them and will engage their media connections to help in that effort. Dennis
  13. Since the APS doesn't understand the basic requirements of science and modeling when it comes to global warming, the foremost research institutes of theoretical physics are all involved in non-science, and all of the major journals are insiders only unless you want to wait years for every editorial change order - I am not hopeful that any new science can get a fair hearing. Yes anyone can publish in some online journals just like anyone can self-publish, put out advertisements, or create a dedicated website. That does not imply a fair hearing. It seems that bypassing the gatekeepers and taking the work directly to the market seems the only way to go. That means fighting the charge of pseudoscience leveled by the well funded and connected gatekeepers from the start. Dennis
  14. He is a little bit too "gee whiz" for my liking. I prefer Brian Cox who explains wonderfully and besides he has a Manchester accent which I find quite charming. Ba'al Chatzaf Sadly all the theoretical physicists I had any respect for are long dead - except for Gregory S. Duane and he appears to be a one trick pony on a single narrow topic. Astronomer Stacy McGaugh appears to have made a single interesting observation about Dark Matter and the rest remains conventional and uninteresting or wrong. Astronomer Richard Lieu has made 3 or more important observations but hasn't made the further leap to anything interesting. Dull and wrong seems to be the norm with no one really standing out. Dennis I am sure the remaining physicists alive will be very upset that you have little respect for them. Ba'al Chatzaf The seen and the unseen again. Dennis
  15. He is a little bit too "gee whiz" for my liking. I prefer Brian Cox who explains wonderfully and besides he has a Manchester accent which I find quite charming. Ba'al Chatzaf Sadly all the theoretical physicists I had any respect for are long dead - except for Gregory S. Duane and he appears to be a one trick pony on a single narrow topic. Astronomer Stacy McGaugh appears to have made a single interesting observation about Dark Matter and the rest remains conventional and uninteresting or wrong. Astronomer Richard Lieu has made 3 or more important observations but hasn't made the further leap to anything interesting. Dull and wrong seems to be the norm with no one really standing out. Dennis
  16. You can't be the media poster boy without being anti-nuclear, anti-military, support global warming, and be willing to lie for progressive political purposes - just like Carl Sagan before him. Dennis
  17. I would open carry all the time if it were allowed. I know one local junk yard guy who always open carriers a .44 magnum at work and a friend who always open carries a Glock-17 when on construction jobs. One of my cousins always open carried a .45 ACP 1911 when checking his hogs. Open carry is the best way to go plus it allows you to carry better guns. Dennis While we have open carry here in Vegas I choose not to. Why advertise it? I'm in a rural area and would expect that many others would open carry as well - it would be normal to do so. I am not a fan of cities - if in a city I would probably conceal carry since the majority of people would be assumed to be no good. Dennis
  18. I would open carry all the time if it were allowed. I know one local junk yard guy who always open carriers a .44 magnum at work and a friend who always open carries a Glock-17 when on construction jobs. One of my cousins always open carried a .45 ACP 1911 when checking his hogs. Open carry is the best way to go plus it allows you to carry better guns. Dennis
  19. http://www.bevfitchett.com/firearms-curiosa/turret-and-chain-guns.html That 1855 technology is so scary. The day after the shooting one of my nieces informed the school administration that their doors aren't locked either - as the rules require. Anyone could walk in any time. No security - children are to be victims to further the socialist cause. Businesses are not run that way why are "public" schools. Get the govenment out of education would be a good start. Dennis
  20. I agree which is why the current tenured generation of theoretical physicists are - with only a few exceptions - unqualified to evaluate new physics - they have spent entire careers on string theory and related work supported by no experimental evidence whatsoever. Experiment is required but who is qualified to corroborate the work is an interesting question. Dennis
  21. My white Santa beard for the year may be coming off tomorrow - wouldn't want to mistaken in a drive-by. Dennis
  22. I agree that it would take serious time. I started making a website which would have included this as a subset a couple years ago following a discussion on Atlantis_II - I recently took it down having lost interest in other aspects of what the site was to be about. It needs to be a startup venture with several researchers and sold as a software package. Not my area of interest but I would certainly be a customer if someone were to do it. It needs to involve a diverse set of people with a wide range of backgrounds. The survivalists encylopedia on DVD with web updates and survivalist news. It should be customizable based on input from the consumer - no sense in talking about simple stuff in particular areas where a person is already an expert. That's my 2 cents - hopefully silver or gold. Dennis
  23. I have started to do so a few times and still have a couple of the lists. With the interest being as large as it there would seem to be a need for an encyclopedia size set of texts on the subject. So far all the literature I've seen is little more detailed than what I've already done for myself. Apparently so. I have an intense dislike of auctions and generally of bullshitters trying to wheel and deal - they are so transparent to me they often piss me off [perhaps bullshitters are the ones who perceive me as angry?]. I can't tell you how many times old farmer types have tried to talk me out of old vehicles for 1/4 to 1/10th of what they are worth. It is very rare for me to wheel and deal anything buying or selling. I generally know what things are worth [if they are things I am interested in] within a few percent so that is the price period unless you have something to trade. I guess some people take pride in being able to wheel and deal with anyone - I'm not that way buying or selling. Every day low pricing baby...that's what I like. Dennis
  24. Thanks for the link. I have worked with one super salesman before and have known 2-3 extreme ladies men, and one I would call a super ladies man so I have some understanding of sales techniques. Unfortunately I discovered in my early 30's that I give off a vibe that leads a great many people to fear me. At first I thought it was a one time fluke but my brother has confirmed for me talking to people who know me personally that I have mannerisms which generate fear. Apparently I give off the appearance of someone who is angry and ready to physically kick ass at any moment. Nothing could be further from the truth but it is good to know I don't have a future in face to face sales. This link is OK as an introduction but I was already familiar with most of what it had to say by the 2nd time I became concerned about collapse [during Clinton's first and 2nd year]. I am more interested in a technical and scholarly work on supply availability and distribution with estimates of material in stock with times to run out of stock. Also critical supplies that require foreign shipments which may no longer exist. The Chinese are making a science of this by attempting to buy up critical materials world wide. In the 70's and early 80's the Soviets were doing the same thing. Survival after the collapse may depend on knowing what is not obvious but still valuable. Dennis
  25. The epistemological problem of the unperceived seems related to two other problems I have become interested in over the years - innumeracy and compartmentalization [some form of axiomatic holistic reasoning being the ideal]. The question of visual-spatial analytical reasoning seems to relate to all of these issues. ... The unperceived can be related to visual-spatial analytical reasoning in some instances by thinking in patterns and perceiving what is both present and missing in the pattern. That's pretty interesting. I can understand the power in that. I believe that many people think the way you do and now I question the value of schooling them in linear thinking - and grading their esteem on their ability to do what it not natural for them. On the other hand, is spatial thinking teachable or learnable? Holistic thinking is considered "inspiration" but perhaps only by those who lack it and therefore cannot understand it: it seems like magic. The bottom line is that thinking in spatial patterns certainly would enable you to perceive what is missing. More like realizing what you expected and what failed to materialize. The absence is more indicative of internal processing than it is of the external world. In the meantime ponder my sig. Ba'al Chatzaf We all create internal models of the outside world and expectations of it. The external world is predictable in many ways or we would die almost immediately. Visual-spatial reasoning is very much alive in technological form with various neural network pattern recognition systems. An example being old cruise missile terrain following systems, systems that identifiy aircraft and tanks, and various sensor fusion programs taking several "senses" [forms of data] and sorting the patterns into what is alike and what is different. The seen and the unseen. Dennis