Tips & Notices – January 2019

A couple of days early, but the December Tips is so full of video links it takes forever to load on my laptop (that swaps to an SD card so very slow). Besides, I don’t want to be writing a blog page on New Years Eve!! So early Happy New Years!

About “Tips”:

While I’m mostly interested in things having to do with:

Computer stuff, especially small single board computers
Making money, usually via trading
Weather and climate (“Global Warming” & “Climate Change”)
Quakes, Volcanoes, and other Earth Sciences
Current economic and political events
(often as those last three have impact on money and climate things…)
And just about any ‘way cool’ interesting science or technology
Oh, and lately, cars ;-)

If something else is interesting to you, put a “tip” here as you like.

If there is a current Hot Topic for active discussion, try one of the Weekly Occasional Open Discussion pages here:

You can also look at the list of “Categories” on the right hand side and get an idea of any other broad area of interest.

This ought not to be seen as a “limit” on what is “interesting”, more as a “focus list” with other things that are interesting being fair game as well.

The History:

Note that “pages” are the things reached from links on the top bar just under the pretty picture. “Postings” are reached from the listing along the right side of any given article (posting).

Since WordPress has decided that comments on Pages, like the Old Tips Pages, won’t show up in recent comments, it kind of breaks the value of it for me. In response, I shifted from a set of “pages” to a set of “postings”. As any given Tips Posting gets full, I’ll add a new one.

I have kept the same general format, with the T page (top bar) still pointing to both the archive of Tips Pages as well as the series of new Postings via a link to the TIPS category.

This is the next posting from prior Tips postings. Same idea, just a new set of space to put pointers to things of interest. The most immediately preceding Tips posting is:

The generic “T” parent page remains up top, where older copies of the various “Tips” pages can be found archived. The Tips category (see list at right) marks Tips postings for easy location.

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About E.M.Smith

A technical managerial sort interested in things from Stonehenge to computer science. My present "hot buttons' are the mythology of Climate Change and ancient metrology; but things change...
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227 Responses to Tips & Notices – January 2019

  1. Larry Ledwick says:

    Hmmm this sounds awfully familiar – I wonder where I heard of this concept first?

  2. Larry Ledwick says:

    Cool technology application here:
    High resolution IR helping control and analyze avalanche conditions and release.

  3. sabretoothed says:

    [ ]

    Could Iran sink a US Aircraft Carrier? – EMS

  4. sabretoothed says:

    [ ]

    More on Iranian ships firing at US Aircraft Carriers – EMS

  5. jim2 says:

    Every trend in the stock market from 1900 to 2017, by year.

    Click to access Stock-Matrix-Index5-8-5×11.pdf

  6. sabretoothed says:

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    Something about China fining folks for having an iPhone. -EMS

  7. chiff says:

    Top stock picks for 2019.
    1. Sangamo (SGMO) currently $10.86 SGMO utilizes Zinc Fingers Technology (ZFN) in gene editing. So far, safe and effective without off target problems. Multiple trials ongoing with patients as young as 5. If validated, there is no limit to this platform. Feb 7 conference scheduled for update. 1 yr target $40 5 year target $150

    2. Halozyme (HALO) currently $14.28. Halo’s Pegph20 molecule in trials in different solid tumors. It pretreats tumors allowing for greater penetration of the administered cancer drug. Finished a phase 1 in Pancreatic cancer trial. 60 patients with phase 4 cancer many that had also moved to the liver. 3 of 60 had complete responses. Trial ongoing for overall survival. 1 year target $30 5 year target $80

  8. H.R. says:

    How much of each of those two stocks have you bought, chiff? What is their current dividend?

    Do note that I can double my money by betting on ‘Red’ and I don’t have to wait a year for a target that may or may not be double my purchase price.

    You may want to consider investing in the Genii Air Washer, currently nearing the end of its development phase. A $500,000 investment has the potential for enormous returns. It is a ground floor investment opportunity.

  9. E.M.Smith says:


    While I appreciate, and share, your sceptical approach to The Story as in “There is ALWAYS a Story. -E.M.Smith”… it is also the case that real working patented drugs can be an 18 year bonanza to small drug companies.

    The problem as you point out, is that it is a binary bet on outcomes, side effects, and Fed approval.

    So the “tips” are a useful starting point (so I get to find out what this zink fingers thing is ;-) but nowhere near a decision point. .

  10. H.R. says:

    @E.M. – Agreed re bonanza’s to small drug companies, but my skepticism arises from any specific stock being touted on a blog.

    I can’t recall you ever recommending a particular stock. I do remember you being pleased with your Berkshire-Hathaway holding. I also only recall you discussing the pluses and minuses of specific holdings here and there, without recommending any action either way.

    I don’t know chiff’s interest in this stock; undisclosed, which raises more skepticism.

  11. Kneel says:

    Instead of Raspberry Pi/ Odroid / etc style ARM boxes, have you looked at Android TV boxes lately? There are Amtel and Rockchip based SoC boxes for $US25 or so with 4 x Cortex A53 @ up to 2GHz + 4K capable GPU (ie grunty!) + 1/2G ram and 8/16G flash. The Amtel ones even go to 8 cores now (S912). Typically 3 or 4 USB ports, 1 x ethernet and 1x HDMI – plenty (not all) with line out audio and composite video out. Like a Pi, only needs 5V @ 1-2A. Unlike a Pi, comes standard fitted to a nice plastic case. Come with an IR remote too.
    I got a Rockchip one, just going through the hoops to build a Linux desktop for it to replace the standard Android ( I intended to get an Amtel based one, but ended up with a rock chip one – don’t ask) Only a handful of chips so only a few inches per side and 1″ or so thick in the case.
    Seems solids so far – although the cheaper flash chips are slow (and running 4 bit maybe?), so boot time and “disk” access is slow, but you can always use USB storage I guess…

  12. chiff says:

    I have a 30% portfolio position in SGMO. 10% in HALO. Funny noone questioned motives last year when I posted buying PG on cash secured puts at $75. I guess it’s the smaller names in an industry loaded with binary events. Anyway, still own PG and selling covered calls. I don’t think a stock tip I post here will have any effect on it’s trading,lol.
    SGMO has 3 partnerships with Gilead, Pfizer and Sanofi with 6 clinical readouts over the next year and a half. Enough cash into 2020. The safest play is to wait for platform validation with definitive proof of Gene editing even if you have to pay $40/share. I believe they already have shown the proof.
    Jefferies SGMO/RARE/ABEO — Gene Tx To Help Warm Up Comeback; WORLD Oral Titles Posted

    Americas / Biotechnology: SGMO/RARE/ABEO — Gene Tx To Help Warm Up Comeback; WORLD Oral Titles Posted

    Key Takeaway

    W/ prices at 52-wk lows, fundamentals intact, and advancement to later-stage and/or commercialization (for SGMO+RARE+ABEO), we believe gene tx and gene-editing cos could come back to life sooner than later. WORLD’19, among a few other clin confs 1H19, could contribute to warming up a comeback. Below we highlight WORLD oral pres titles that posted recently and provide some thoughts. Separately, reminder that first RARE DTX401 (GSD1a) cohort 1 data est by YE18.

    SGMO thoughts and updates — 2019 will be a pivotal year for the co. The clin data we waited for in ’18 will now roll out in 2019 — w/ pts dosed in MPS II (n=6), hemeA (n=6), MPS I (n=2), and most recently announced on 12/17 in hemeB (n=1), the co has multiple shots, and we believe one early success could change sentiment and de-risk the rest. This is especially true for their MPS II liver genome-editing program — much investor focus on this one to see if SGMO demonstrates proof of editing (e.g., via IDS detection or ERT withdrawal). We wonder if SGMO may even provide an update at an upcoming competitor conf in January. Then, follow up clinical data for MPS II at WORLD and initial MPS I update:

    SGMO 11:00AM 02/07 Joseph Muenzer University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC, United States CHAMPIONS: A phase 1/2 clinical trial with dose escalation of SB-913 ZFN-mediated in vivo human genome editing for treatment of MPS II (Hunter syndrome)
    SGMO 11:15AM 02/07 Paul Harmatz UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Oakland, CA, United States EMPOWERS: A phase 1/2 clinical trial of SB-318 ZFN-mediated in vivo human genome editing for treatment of MPS I (Hurler syndrome)
    Separately, for SGMO, we highlight recent comments from GILD mgmt, where they mentioned they could provide some clarity on an allo-CD19 CAR-T program using SGMO tech in 2019. Also, PFE continues to discuss their partnered hemeA program w/ SGMO (on conf calls/bank conferences), and they also published a sponsored article in Nature recently (can send you the link) that highlights their collaborations in hemeA w/ SGMO and in hemeB w/ ONCE.

  13. E.M.Smith says:

    @H.R.: Yeah, I don’t do stock tips, just neutral analysis. Aside from no license, so it would be illegal for me to give individual advice, there’s the fact that 90ish percent of movement is the index / sector so by trading them you avoid all the individual company risk while getting most of the trend gain. As long as I get major trend and reversals right, I win, and at minimal risk.


    I looked at them but decided to just dodge the issues of “rooting” the device. It is something I want to do someday. Feel free to post a link to HW and any gotchas you hit.

    @Chiff: It is all the industry. Places known for scams: penny stocks, small biotech, small pharma, precious metals & miners, micro tech startups….

    A 30% position is agressive. I rarely do more than 10% as basic risk mitigation. I’ll let it ride to 20% though before scaling down.

  14. H.R. says:

    @Chiff – Thanks for the comeback. I did not recall your post last year. You might wish to consider a little more of a chattier intro and discussion when you talk stocks. It appears that E.M. doesn’t mind, but as a longtime regular reader and commenter, I know I won’t get zapped to Helen Gone (next town over from Hades Popsicle) for a skeptical comment.

    I realize that one of Cheifio’s interests is the market and investing: his blog, his rules, and there is no current thread on the market where you could have dropped that comment.

    Sorry, but that looked very much like a bot “pump and dump” post to me. As only a commenter here myself, I’ll tuck away your posting handle and style and reserve judgement on your future posts.

    Pump and dump bots don’t reply as you did, so… my apologies.

    P.S. The hot tip on the air cleaner startup still applies. Angel needed. Consider spreading your wings, eh? Eggs… single basket, and all that…


  15. chiff says:

    “You might wish to consider a little more of a chattier intro and discussion when you talk stocks”
    H.R. It’s painful to type. Arthritis parlayed w/chronic Lyme so no post will be long. I don’t post often.
    Any tip I get i do this:
    1. go to balance sheet . Are they capitalized sufficiently
    2. Cash flow
    3. Share structure
    4. research the co’s technology and their market. Do I understand it and does it interest me?
    5. What price would I be willing to pay . To me the most imp aspect of speculating is not what you buy but where you buy it. A company I like but without stellar financials, I’ll wait for a secondary and buy only below the pricing. (SGMO) most recent and I’m currently underwater. Dividend stocks I like I sell cash secured puts when they are in a downtrend. Ton’s out there now. My last assigned ws KMI @15.50. Nice div. Good cash flow. If it reverses to an uptrend I’ll write covered calls above my purchase price.
    Rarely do I have more than 10 stocks. Just gotta watch them

    Chiefio – SGMO is not an annuity biotech. They are not looking to treat disease. They are looking to cure. Take Hunter’s disease. The ave patient needs Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) once a week. Yearly cost $400k-$700k. Present value of a lifetime of treatment is $17 mil. SGMO lookinh to cure with gene editing. No more annuity to those providing treatment. IF SGMO ZFN works it will upset the industry like no other.

  16. cdquarles says:

    A catch, chiff, is the downside to new tech. As with “There is always a Story”, as our host says; when dealing with wet chemistry, “There is always a side-effect” to be mindful of. Given the ‘predatory’ nature of the USA’s legal system and the misuses of the “precautionary principle”, well …. that and to cure a disease you must treat it. Will SGMO have enough reserves, either internally or via liability insurance to cover the tail? Speaking of tail .. with politicians hollering about “pre-existing conditions” and “no liability cap”; can you tell me what a “fair” premium is for that liability, not just today but next year and so on? /rhetorical.

  17. H.R. says:

    @chiff: A 10-stock basket seems reasonable, particularly if you put in the research on each stock as you seem to do. I have a 10-stock basket of individual stocks that I inherited, so perhaps that’s why your basket seems reasonable to me. 😁

    I was ‘stuck’ with a 401k because I couldn’t afford to pass up the free instant return of the employer match: 25% match at one employer, 50% at another, plus all my employers would dump some money in the 401ks as a year-end bonus) My salary and obligations didn’t leave any extra money over the employer match to buy my own stocks.

    For retirement, I switched my 401k to mutual funds that hold dividend-paying stocks. As boomers retire, those stocks have become attractive, so they haven’t been hit quite so hard in the recent downturn. But I don’t care either way because the dividends keep coming regardless of the stock prices.

    Sorry to hear about the arthritis in the hands and fingers. I went through that for 3-4 years and also in every joint in my body, but the variety I had is easily controlled by my choice of any one of several rather benign drugs. It’s a rare condition and that’s why it took so long for the Docs to figure it out. They read about it in med school and then never encountered a case of it. A resident intern figured it out because she had it fresh in her mind from med school. My doctors? Phhtt! They said, “Oh… yeah… I remember that now. You have Still’s disease.” (Grrrrr… +/- 4 years of pain and visits to specialists. #@&%!)

    I don’t know how I would have been able to put up with the pain if it had been untreatable. You have my ‘been-there’ sympathy.

  18. chiff says:

    H.R. The Lyme infection is “gone” but not the symptoms. Evey joint and muscle. Arthritis was only in hands and ankles before Lyme onset. CBD is helping tremendously.
    All eggs in one basket and watch the basket. I’ve always have been a plunger when I feel the risk/reward is there. Been burnt more than once.

    Anyways, PG Bought at $75 on $1.04 put option…net around 74 with comm. Can sell Mar15 95 calls around $2.40. What a deal.Great way to add income. I have a list of divvie stocks that I can sell cash secured puts if PG gets taken from me. Rinse/repeat

  19. cdquarles says:

    Happy New Year one and all; and especially to H. R. and to our host. Sorry to hear that you went through 4 years of trouble. I had a similar thing happen to me ca age 21. It put me in bed for a couple of months. 24/7 pain, aggravated by motion. Sleep? What was that? Turning over in bed = pain! Diagnosis? Nobody knew. It went away on its own, eventually. Messed up my GPA it did. It may have started me on the path to ulcerative colitis. To cope with the pain, I learned self-hypnosis. Acupuncture was just becoming a thing here. TENS came later.

    What was I talking about? Oh, yeah. That story is a lot more common than realized. What helps the intern is that they see stuff that stumps the regular medicos because it was out of their experience. The regular medicos refer cases like these to the teaching institutions. They see zebras, so they think of them when they hear hoof-beats. The regular practitioners hear horses. I wonder how many medicos, today, even at the teaching institutions, see tetanus these days. Don’t scoff, folks, ’cause tetanus is still a thing and it will kill you if not caught soon enough.

  20. Larry Ledwick says:

    Cashless businesses coming to a store near you.

    Could the notation on the bill “This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.” be considered a legally binding obligation on the business. After all eventually your credit card payment is ultimately converted into digital dollars which are indistinguishable from physical cash as a recognized method of payment.

    It seems to me that some enterprising lawyer could find a way to defend someone who offered to pay for a service in cash and was refused acceptance of cash as an agreement that no payment was required on the house.

  21. H.R. says:

    @ Larry: “What’s in your wallet?” …. CASH! 😁

    That may win the “Tip of The Year” award in 2019.

  22. LG says:

    Wherein Compliant Mindsets and Cultures Stifle Innovation and Creativity

    @sundance’s analysis on China’s down trending unbalanced economy, panda/dragon games and trade war negotiations.

    China is an extremely dependent nation.

    When the central planning for the 21st century Chinese Economy was constructed, there were several critical cultural flaws, dynamics exclusive to China, that needed to be overcome in order to build their economic model. It took China several decades to map out a way to economic growth that could overcome the inherent critical flaws.

    ♦Because of the oppressive nature of the Chinese regime demands a compliant culture, the majority of citizens within China do not innovate or create. Innovation must be imported or stolen. The “Compliance Mindset”, reinforced by central communist planning, is part of the flaw in the overall economic system.

    Broadly speaking, modern era Chinese populous are not innovators; cultural compliance-affirmation does not lead to independent ‘outside-the-box’ thinking per se’. Therefore China approves and sends students to study in the U.S. to learn a skill-set absent within their own culture.

    Chinese civil activity has been a history of control by government and compliance to stay (think) only within the approved box. The lack of intellectual thought mapping needed for innovation is why China relies on intellectual theft of innovation created by others.
    Again, broadly speaking, Chinese are better ‘studiests’ (students) in American schools and universities because the Chinese are culturally compliant. They work well with academics, and with pre-established formulas within established systems; but they cannot necessarily create the formula or system themselves.

    In large measure their industrial force are good cooks if they already have the ingredients and recipe available to follow. China is trying to overcome this inherent issue by allowing innovative thinking, importing industrial experts to teach innovation, yet simultaneously keeping a totalitarian grip on dissent.
    ♦ The Chinese Planning Authority skipped the economic cornerstone. When China planned out their economic entry, they did so from a top-down perspective. They immediately wanted to be manufacturers of stuff. They saw their worker population as a strategic advantage, but they never put the source origination infrastructure into place in order to supply their manufacturing needs. China has no infrastructure for raw material extraction or exploitation.

    China relies on: importing raw material, applying their economic skill set (manufacturing), and then exporting finished goods. This is the basic economic structure of the Chinese economy.

    See the flaw?

    Cut off the raw material, and the China economy slows, contracts, and if nations react severely enough with export material boycotts the entire Chinese economy implodes.

    China is dependent on Imports (raw materials) AND Exports (finished goods).
    Everything important to the Chinese Economy surrounds their critical need to secure a strong global supply chain of raw material to import, and leveraged trade agreements for export.

    China’s economy is deep (manufacturing), but China’s economy is also narrow.

    China could have spent the time to create a broad-based economy, but the lack of early 1900’s foresight, in conjunction with their communist top-down totalitarian system and a massive population, led to central government decisions to subvert the bottom-up building-out and take short-cuts. Their population controls only worsened their long term ability to ever broaden their economic model.

    It takes a population of young avg-skilled workers to do the hard work of building a raw material infrastructure. Mine workers, dredge builders, roads and railways, bridges and tunnels etc. All of these require young strong bodies. The Chinese cultural/population decisions amid the economic builders precluded this proactive outlook; now they have an aging population and are incapable of doing it.

    This is why China has now positioned their economic system as dependent on them being an economic bully. They must retain their supply chain: import raw materials – export finished goods, at all costs.

    This inherent economic structure is a weakness China must continually address through policies toward other nations. Hence, “One-Belt / One-Road” is essentially their ‘bully plan’ to ensure their supply chain and long-term economic viability.
    This economic structure, and the reality of China as a dependent economic model, also puts China at risk from the effects of global economic contraction. But more importantly it puts them at risk from President Trump’s strategic use of geopolitical economic leverage to weaken their economy.

  23. E.M.Smith says:


    All they need to do is state they are in compliance with “Legal Tender” laws as they accept $$Dollars, just digital $$…

    I intend to just order stuff, and when they won’t take my money leave them to figure out what to do to put the espresso / steak / whatever back in the package… After all, “they never sold it to me” so I have no obligation to pay…


    Somewhat overstated but generally about right. There is mining in China.. Coal and “rare” earths in particular are widely known. They do invent, but not that often. The folks of Hong Kong, in particular, are full of the entrepreneurial spirit. I’d not write them off as much as the author pushes.

    Yet China is, at present, substantially dependent on The West for their tech level and 100% of their markets; plus a lot of resources. So they are very exposed to things like what Trump did, while the USA with about 18% imports hardly notices that things have changed. (If you asked me what impact I’ve seen it would amount to Talking Heads having another topic to feed their TDS).

    One of THE big issues hanging over China is the result of their One Child Policy. They have a looming worker crash Real Soon Now. Each 2 retired supported by one worker, and dropping.

    It will be interesting to watch them try to cope…

  24. sabretoothed says:

    Kevin Spacey the next Clintoncide?

    [ ]

    Spacey ‘threatens’ Queen Elizabeth – EMS

  25. sabretoothed says:


    Suppressed Underwater Discoveries w/image of thing off Japan -EMS

  26. sabretoothed says:

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    Equator 12000 years ago? Idea of pole shift. -EMS

  27. sabretoothed says:

  28. E.M.Smith says:

    FWIW, I’ll be visiting Florida again in a few days. The Spouse will be dog sitting and house tending and maybe polishing (guns & stuff ;-) while I’m away. Things might be a bit sporadic on postings while I’m OTRA… We’ll see.

    Going Via LA / I-10 to I-75 / Orlando. Basically 2 turns. South to LA, turn left, E to Florida, Turn right. Stop when you have arrived at your destination ;-)

    So you-all “talk among yourselves” and I’ll check in as Starbucks permits ;-)

  29. jim2 says:

    Willis Eschenbach produced a “proof” that a transparent atmosphere can’t raise the temperature of a hypothetical planet. Here is his argument in quotes:

    “So let us assume that we have the airless perfectly evenly heated blackbody planet that I spoke of above, evenly surrounded by a sphere of mini-suns. The temperature of this theoretical planet is, of course, the theoretical S-B temperature.

    Now suppose we add an atmosphere to the planet, a transparent GHG-free atmosphere. If the theories of N&K and Jelbring are correct, the temperature of the planet will rise.

    But when the temperature of a perfect blackbody planet rises … the surface radiation of that planet must rise as well.

    And because the atmosphere is transparent, this means that the planet is radiating to space more energy than it receives. This is an obvious violation of conservation of energy, so any theories proposing such a warming must be incorrect.”

    But there is a flaw in that he doesn’t specify how the atmosphere is added. It CAN be added in such a manner as to raise the temperature or cool it, depending on the energy of the atmospheric particles added to the system.

    So, this atmosphere seems to appear from nowhere. I’m going to assume, for the sake of my argument, that it appears 1,000 miles above the planet. As it falls in the planet’s gravitational field, it will gain kinetic energy. A bunch of atmospheric molecules gaining kinetic energy is the same as a temperature increase.

    Note, these particles were created. As such, and being created above the planet, they represent an increase of kinetic energy in the system. The surface of the planet WILL increase slightly. After that, the entire suns/planet system will come to a new equilibrium.

    The overall point is that his argument, in its present form, isn’t a proof of anything.

  30. Larry Ledwick says:

    He also fails to acknowledge that his planet heated by its atmosphere per N&K does not radiate at the S-B from its surface but at some elevated level in the atmosphere where the lapse rate forms a virtual surface that radiates energy at the S-B temperature.

    You say Ahhh – but he said it was a totally transparent atmosphere – you are right, but that is an artificial constraint that makes the mental model impossible.

    All atmospheres will radiate some energy to space regardless of their gas mixture, because all gases greater than the 3 K temperature of space will give off some energy to space. There is no physical reason that requires that all radiation or loss of energy of the atmosphere occur in the IR spectrum which is what his model actually requires.

    His model basically requires a totally transparent atmosphere to surface IR radiation, no radiation or dissipation of energy in any form from the atmosphere. There is also no real gas atmosphere which is totally transparent and also totally non-radiative – nature will find a way to lose excess energy.

    In some non-green house gases they radiate at microwave frequencies not IR, That is how satellites measure the atmosphere’s temperature, by detecting and measuring the microwave emissions of oxygen for example. Some will radiate in the visible spectrum (Aurora and sky glow – faint air glow in the upper atmosphere – a permanent, low-grade aurora). Some energy will be lost by the evaporation of some of the atmosphere to space as random atoms achieve escape velocity.

    No real atmosphere is totally transparent and all atmospheres will scatter and refract incoming light, so a planet with an atmosphere will always have a higher albedo than the same planet with no atmosphere. You can see the effect of this in the fact that unlike the atmosphere free moon which has a hard terminator between light and dark the earth has a soft terminator where some light is scattered to the ground beyond the theoretical terminator and an equivalent amount of light will be scattered to space rather than hitting the earths surface. Add atmospheric dust like on Mars, and you can have massive changes in albedo driven by surface winds, even without water vapor and water based clouds.

    Some incoming radiation will be lost by other processes like RF emissions from ionized particles or radiation of both visible light and RF energy from lightning and related electrical discharges in the atmosphere, and in some cases stimulated gamma/xray emissions.

    His thought experiments are only valid if you adhere to physically impossible constraints and he refuses to acknowledge the physical limitations of his thought models, he just insists we blindly adhere to his impossible terms.

    Thought experiments are useful as long as you understand that they are highly idealized often impossible constructs created simply to examine certain facets of a problem. If you adhere to impossible constraints of the model and force them on a real problem you get impossible out comes.

  31. jim2 says:

    On top of all that, LL, no means were provided for the system (the entire system) to equilibrate. We don’t know if the sphere of mini-suns are in space, contained within a perfect insulator, or what. All those suns continuously convert mass to kinetic energy. Unless there is a way for the system to lose, presumably radiate, energy, it would continue to get hotter and hotter. The planet would never achieve equilibrium in the first place. I find the model less than satisfactory.

  32. sabretoothed says:

    [ ]

    “Malema and the EFF are Soros’…” -EMS

    Platinum massive volume is Soros buying? Mega Spike March 2019 with land grab?


    [ ]

    Farmlands – South Africa trailer -EMS

    Looks like Soros might be funding the EFF?

  33. sabretoothed says:

    [ ]

    RD Laing – The THUD experiment -EMS

  34. Larry Ledwick says:

    And that is why the Soviet Union used psychotic diagnosis to lock people up that they wanted put away. No need for pesky witnesses, or facts just an examination and a willing doctor.

  35. sabretoothed says:

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    Google Alexa Siri won’t answer who Jesus is – EMS

  36. sabretoothed says:

    My Favorite Gold and Silver stocks at the moment

    VGZ, Bear Creek, Golden Arrow, HL, WPM, FSM

    Also been loading FCX and TRQ as copper gets cheaper

    Also VEDANTA LTD (Indian ) looks cheap

  37. sabretoothed says:

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    Geomagnetic Reversals and Ice Ages -EMS

  38. sabretoothed says:

    Pharmacological Targeting of IDO-Mediated Tolerance for Treating Autoimmune Disease

    Pharmacological doses of NAD precursors repeatedly provide dramatic therapeutic benefit for rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, colitis, other autoimmune diseases, and schizophrenia in either the clinic or animal models. Collectively these observations support the idea that autoimmune disease may in part be considered as localized pellagra manifesting symptoms particular to the inflamed target tissues. Thus pharmacological doses of NAD precursors (nicotinic acid/niacin, nicotinamide/niacinamide, or nicotinamide riboside) should be considered as potentially essential to the therapeutic success of any IDO-inducing regimen for treating autoimmune diseases.

    Administration of NAD precursors rescued entire mental hospitals of dementia patients literally overnight in the 1930’s

  39. E.M.Smith says:

    I see Larry already covered my complaints about the
    thought experiment. While I like Willis and a lot of his stuff does cause interesting thoughts, he doesn’t like to admit the limits of them… they are not proofs, they are muses.

  40. E.M.Smith says:


    From that NAD link:

    Nicotinamide prevents type 1 diabetes and ameliorates multiple sclerosis in animal models,

    That seems like a big deal to me…

    I find it interesting the different precursors do slightly different things.

    As Vit C at non-scurvey levels still lets heart disease develop, similarly this looks like niacine at non-pelegra levels may still let autoimmune diseases happen… I wonder how much subclinical vitamin levels leads to other chronic issues…

  41. sabretoothed says:

    Niacin/Nicotinamide all feed into the NAD system. There are lots of articles including one in Nature about the NAD connection to autoimmune. Maybe it is a energy problem. Did you see the part in that in the 1930s they gave niacin to mental hospitals lots of people were cured overnight.

  42. sabretoothed says:

    Did Chinese go to the moon for Helium 3?

  43. H.R. says:

    @sabretoothed – I’ve found your tips (links) on niacin to be interesting.

    When my general practitioner/gatekeeper Doctor diagnosed me with Type II diabetes, he sent me to a podiatrist to get a baseline on my feet and to monitor for problems that might lead to amputation. Very much by the book and not a bad thing to do.

    Anyhow, I was having diabetic nerve pains in my feet and a bit of a lack of feeling for any cuts or abrasions that might become infected and perhaps cause problems.

    The foot doc said that the only recognized treatment for nerve damage was a prescription strength B-complex pill and he wrote me a scrip for it. He told me that if it wasn’t a covered medication (it wasn’t) to just go find the highest strength OTC B-complex suplement I could find as it was pretty much the same as the Rx version.

    I found Costco’s Super B-complex to be about the strongest OTC version available. I’ve been taking it for about a year now, and it works. The various B vitamins have quite an effect on the nervous system and are very important to the proper functioning of the nervous system.

    So, you can color me as already convinced.

    Good links for others who may need more of the B vitamins and want to read up on it. Thanks.

  44. cdquarles says:

    Just remember that overdosing, for you and depending on your unique chemistry, with B vitamins can and does cause nerve damage. Niacin in particular was noted for this when they give people high doses for cholesterol management. This is the same kind of thing that happens with iron, copper and a host of other nutrients. Too little, for you, is bad. Too much, for you, is bad. Where ‘too little’ and ‘too much’ are conditional and we don’t really know enough about the necessary and sufficient conditions. Fortunately for most of us, with the water soluble ones, it is really hard to overdose; but it can be done. The old maxim was ‘start low’, evaluate, increase modestly, evaluate; so you find the lowest effective dose for yourself. Dose-response curves do correspond to real events and they look like the logistic relation, too.

  45. H.R. says:

    @cd re dosage: I’ve always taken vitamin supplements in moderation, when I’ve bothered to take them.

    Since about forever, I’ve seen people that have discovered a benefit from some vitamin or natural compound and they think that if a little worked well, then a lot must be better. And they seem bent on proselytizing the world to take massive doses of the miracle substance.

    I’ve been happy with the results of taking 2 those Super B-Complex pills; one in the morning and one at night. More is not better. If two work, why take 3? Quit while you’re ahead, eh?

    We discussed vitamin C a few weeks ago and I concluded that I wasn’t taking enough. I bumped my intake up by 50% (50% more of way too little is still not that much) and the beneficial effects kicked in. Again, no need to take more.

    That’s some good advice on dosage. I am just always amazed at how many people go off the deep end when they find a certain vitamin or natural compound helps them because they had a deficiency. And then somehow, they are convinced everyone needs it, and in high doses. Beats me as to why, but it seems to be real common.

  46. ossqss says:

    Well this was interesting, albeit I have not vetted it to any great degree. It certainly brings up some questions however.

  47. jim2 says:

    Yep, all those 5G cell towers 500 feet apart have all the necessary infrastructure to support a surveillance camera.

  48. H.R. says:

    @ossqss & jim2

    Oh now that’s just great. So you’re standing around grousing about the lousy #@$%-ing bastards in government and now they can just vaporize you if you piss them off? And they can miss the guy in line with you waiting for the bus?

    The stone age is looking better by the day.

  49. Larry Ledwick says:

    President Trump address 1/8/19 19:00 mountain time
    Right side Broadasting

  50. Larry Ledwick says:

    Speech was only about 12 minutes long, RSBN had some issues and kept cutting out but reloading the window picked it up again. President Trump does not have the public speaking polish of some other Presidents for pre-written speeches but he covered the basic facts regarding the huge death toll from illegal drugs and gave the Dems a bone by saying “at the request of the Democrats it will be a steel wall (what we have been building anyway for months) rather than a concrete wall “.

    It will be interesting if the Dems consider that sufficient political and face saving win to actually pass the bill to authorize payment.

  51. ossqss says:

    Say What?

    1 million hairs per square inch? Amazing….. how many nanometers is that compared to an old CPU chip?

  52. sabretoothed says:


    Yeah the B1, B2, B3 run the mitochondria. I think a lot of diseases are from low grade beriberi and pellagra.

    I think in diabetes Alpha Lipolic acid helps especially the R form. Also Chromium is an important cofactor for insluin. Vandium also has been said to be. People who were in comas used to get diabetes, this is reversed with chromium. Otherwise insulin cannot get into the cell.

    Biotin is also involved in sugar regulation.

    Cinnamon assists in sugar regulation too. There are two types one is better then the other.

    For diabeties, befotiamine is good, as its a fat soluble version of B1. Search the studies you’ll see them. Iherb sells it. It can act as a notropic. If you wake up at night in a fright its often due to low b1 as sugar is not regulated. Low B1 is probably what causes the nerve damage in diabetes.

    I think that we get exposed to a lot of toxins eg pesticides etc, so this increases the need for B1. You can see how it is added to dog food, because of preservatives.

    The B1/B2/B3 really help with insulin resistance as they are the cofactors for the electron transfer chain in the mitochondria.

    Also important to have choline, as it helps get the fat out of the liver and body. Acetylcholine the main neurotransmitter is made from choline. That is what marathon runners run out of when they can’t run any more :P

    A lot of diabetes is also related to low UV and eating fruit sugars without UV exposure as you need the Vit D to help the liver.

  53. H.R. says:

    @sabretoothed – Yeah, I think I’m dialing in on the supplements that are out of whack in my particular case.

    And as cdquarles points out often (and rightly so!), getting the dosage right is just as important. Too much is sometimes worse than none at all.

  54. Larry Ledwick says:

    I use a random supplement strategy to avoid over doing one or the other.

    I do not follow a rigid dosage every day (except a one a day general purpose vitamin supplement most every day) but some what at random supplement pattern.

    I am physically small and eat very little by most peoples standards, if I fix reasonable size meals I end up throwing away about half the food I fix. I start gaining weight if I eat over about 1200 -1400 calories a day, so it is very difficult for me to meet the recommended portions rules the nutrition folks suggest. If I go to a typical restaurant I will eat a fraction of the serving take the doggy bag home and get an additional 2 sometimes 3 meals out of the left overs.

    Over the years I realized to get proper nutrition I needed to use supplements with my food requirment.

    During the winter season Thanksgiving until early March I take 250 mcg of Vit D3 every day, and occasionally take a large Vit A (especially when I feel like a cold is coming on). I take a Vit B-50 which also has vit C in it every few days but not every day, and when I notice I am getting a bit cranky and irritable some magnesium. I also occasionally take 500 mg Vit C and 50 mg Zin. About once a week I toss in a 400 IU vit E tablet.

    That is my prevailing regimen but I have other supplements that I take at random as the urge strikes (operating on the principle that when the body needs it I will get an urge to take one)

  55. Larry Ledwick says:

    A web page that publishes info directly from official announcements of government actions.
    Highly respected curated info that quickly links you directly to the source.

  56. Larry Ledwick says:

    And – – – Senator Feinstein went there again. Proposing a gun ban on assault weapons again.

  57. A C Osborn says:

    cdquarles says: 9 January 2019 at 1:30 pm “I don’t remember if I posted this:
    He has later posts on ths subject
    I have just posted on there that Satellites measuring the temp of the atmosphere do not measure the radiation from CO2 or H2O, they measure it from Oxygen.

  58. sabretoothed says:

    Being a man bad now :P

    Check out the CEO looks like a feminist Marxist :P

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    APA Interim CEO Cynthia D. Belar. – EMS

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    Boys don’t cry. -EMS

  59. H.R. says:

    @sabretoothed re the NYT article:

    It started long ago. “All you males out there, we demand you turn in your wienie.”

    In all seriousness, that demand is causing a great deal of havoc in current society. Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus, but when the Martians and Venusians combine forces, you have a strong, stable, formidable society.

    Right now, a bunch of GEB nogoodniks from Uranus are trying to thwart sensible cooperation between Martians and Venusians, attempting to weaken both by pitting them against each other.

    It’s the @$$holes from Uranus that are the real problem.

  60. sabretoothed says:

    Obama has 7 walls around his house.
    When you are the head of Isis you need a lot of protection :P

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  61. sabretoothed says:

    When will Saudi take Qatar?

    The invasion should spike oil. Then Saudi can do its Armaco float :P If they invade and take the Qatar part of the field, does Armaco own it too? :P How much more will Armaco be worth then, so then they can maybe not go broke :P

    I guess they didn’t get their pipeline through Syria

  62. Larry Ledwick says:

    More alternative financing options for the wall coming soon if this bill can be pushed through.

  63. sabretoothed says:

    Actually, given that the “climate models” are fake and are all wrong, there is no uncertainty! Wrong is Wrong!

  64. sabretoothed says:

    Yemen hit Isis leaders :P

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    Video shows moment rebel drone strike hit… -EMS

  65. sabretoothed says:

    Locust plague in Mecca

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  66. sabretoothed says:

    BP – is this why Obama tried to kick them out before :P Is that the same area as Deep Water

  67. sabretoothed says:

  68. sabretoothed says:

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    Looks to me like videos about Iraq and Muslims beheading visitors. “Lady hitch hikes across Iraq to prove …” and “It happened again” with a couple shown -EMS

  69. sabretoothed says:

    “The Huge Ancient Pyramid at Gunung Padang is Getting Historians Worried…” -EMS

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    Interesting video

  70. sabretoothed says:

    It’s interesting that the White people have to leave South Africa (even though they arrived 1651) but what about the whole Western Saudi, it was Jewish. Shouldn’t Medina and Mecca be returned to the Jews? This colonization thing seems to only apply to white empires.

    Medina Market in Saudi is a grave yard of the 600 Jews Mohammad killed.

    “Ibn Ishaq describes the killing of the Banu Qurayza men as follows:

    Then they surrendered, and the apostle confined them in Medina in the quarter of d. al-Harith, a woman of B. al-Najjar. Then the apostle went out to the market of Medina (which is still its market today) and dug trenches in it. Then he sent for them and struck off their heads in those trenches as they were brought out to him in batches. Among them was the enemy of Allah Huyayy b. Akhtab and Ka`b b. Asad their chief. There were 600 or 700 in all, though some put the figure as high as 800 or 900. As they were being taken out in batches to the apostle they asked Ka`b what he thought would be done with them. He replied, “Will you never understand? Don’t you see that the summoner never stops and those who are taken away do not return? By Allah it is death!” This went on until the apostle made an end of them. Huyayy was brought out wearing a flowered robe in which he had made holes about the size of the finger-tips in every part so that it should not be taken from him as spoil, with his hands bound to his neck by a rope. When he saw the apostle he said, “By God, I do not blame myself for opposing you, but he who forsakes God will be forsaken.” Then he went to the men and said, “God’s command is right. A book and a decree, and massacre have been written against the Sons of Israel.” Then he sat down and his head was struck off”

    Also, the only time Palestine was Palestine, it actually was not islamic but Roman Empire. So if the Palestinian’s want Palestine back they should renounce islam, as that was in invasion religion :P

  71. sabretoothed says:

    Another massacre living from 1000 years then ok invaders came time to give land back 😂😂😂🤣
    How is it different to native American Indians?

    For almost a thousand years Jews lived in the oases of Teyma, Khaybar, and Yathrib (later known as Medina), in the northern Arabian Peninsula. According to Muslim sources, the Muslim soldiers attacked the native Jews who had barricaded themselves in forts

  72. sabretoothed says:

    As a consequence, the Muslim army besieged the area of the Banu Qurayza tribe, leading to their surrender and enslavement or execution.

    Massacre is taking land?

    600–900 beheaded (Tabari, Ibn Hisham)

    All Males who reached puberty and 1 woman beheaded

    In Islam’s Own Writings: Muhammad’s Massacres and Sex-slaves
    September 4, 2013 at 4:27 AM
    In Islam’s Own Writings: Muhammad’s Massacres and Sex-slaves

    Muhammad, the prophet of Islam and the apostle of Allah, had ordered at least 60 raids and wars often involving massacres and personally participated in 27 of them. The exemplary example and the perfection of humanity and the prototype of the most wonderful human conduct that he was—Muhammad massacred, beheaded, tortured, terrorized, raped, and looted in the name of God. Described below are three of his massacres and a partial listing of his sex-slaves from the Muslim holy books and Islamic writings.

    * In the Massacre of Banu Quraiza, Muhammad order the beheading of 600 to 900 adult men (determined by pubic-hair growth) and he himself chopped off a few heads. He enslaved all the women and children of the Jewish tribe. The women were kept as sex-slaves with Muhammad himself taking a beautiful Jewish woman as his own sex-slave and sold the rest of the captives into slavery. He also looted the property of the murdered Jews and took possession of all their wealth and properties. Allah, like a godfather and mafia chieftain of the Muhammad’s criminal gang, rejoiced this barbarous and heinous acts of slaughtering the Jews and enslavement of their women and children by creating 5 teachings in the Koran as the Eternal Laws of God.

    * At the Massacre of Khaybar, Muhammad brutally tortured a Jewish chieftain for extracting information about where he had hidden his treasures. When the treasure was uncovered, the chieftain was beheaded. This chieftain was the husband of the most beautiful Jewish woman of Khaybar, the 17-year-old Safiyaah. Safiyaah’s family members had been annihilated by Muhammad at the Banu Qurayza massacre. Now having beheaded her husband, the Prophet took Safiyah as his sex-slave and copulated on the same night.

    * In the massacre of the Jewish Settlement of Bani Mustaliq, Muhammad captured their women and took twenty-year-old Jewish girl, Juwayriya as his sex-slave.


    Angel Gabriel Appears To Muhammad And Orders Him To Attack The Rich Jewish Settlement Of Banu Quraiza

    Sahi Bukhari :Volume 5, Book 59, Number 443:

    Narrated ‘Aisha:
    When the Prophet returned from the battle of Al-Khandaq (i.e. Trench) and laid down his arms and took a bath, Gabriel came and said (to the Prophet), “you have laid down your arms? By Allah, we angels have not laid them down yet. So set out for them.” The Prophet said, “Where to go?” Gabriel said, “Towards this side,” pointing towards Banu Quraiza. So the Prophet went out towards them. (Book 019, Number 4368)

    Sahi Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 444:
    Narrated Anas:
    “As if I am just now looking at the dust rising in the street of Banu Ghanm (in Medina) because of the marching of Gabriel’s regiment when Allah’s Apostle set out to Banu Quraiza (to attack them).”

    These traditions about Gabriel’s leadership are designed to give divine support for the atrocity that Muhammad was about to be unleashed upon Banu Qurayza. Today, we may see this as fanciful, but to millions of Muslims this is real and divine.

    Muhammad Besieges Banu Quraiza For 25 Days. After The Jews Unconditionally Surrender All Men Are Beheaded, Women and Young Girls Raped and Sold into Slavery. Their Property was Looted.

    Sahi Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 448
    So Allah’s Apostle went to them (i.e. Banu Quraiza) (i.e. besieged them). They then surrendered to the Prophet’s judgment (unconditionally after 25 days of fierce resistance) but he directed them to Sad (ally) to give his verdict concerning them. Sad said, “I give my judgment that their warriors should be killed, their women and children should be taken as captives, and their properties distributed.”

    The Prophet said, “You have judged according to the King’s (Allah’s) judgment.” (Hadith No. 447, Vol. 5)

    The sentence was Death by decapitation for around 300—600 men and pubescent boys, and enslavement for the women and children. Ibn Ishaq says that the number may have been as high as 800—900 (p. 464).

    The text of Sirat [Ibn Ishaq, page 464]:

    Then they surrendered, and the apostle confined them in Medina in the quarter of d. al-Harith, a woman of B. al-Najjar. Then the apostle went out to the market of Medina (which is still its market today) and dug trenches in it. Then he sent for them and struck off their heads in those trenches as they were brought out to him in batches. Among them was the enemy of Allah Huyayy b. Akhtab and Ka`b b. Asad their chief. There were 600 or 700 in all, though some put the figure as high as 800 or 900. As they were being taken out in batches to the apostle they asked Ka`b what he thought would be done with them. He replied, ‘Will you never understand? Don’t you see that the summoner never stops and those who are taken away do not return? By Allah it is death!’ This went on until the apostle made an end of them.

    Huyayy was brought out wearing a flowered robe in which he had made holes about the size of the finger-tips in every part so that it should not be taken from him as spoil, with his hands bound to his neck by a rope. When he saw the apostle he said, ‘By God, I do not blame myself for opposing you, but he who forsakes God will be forsaken.’ Then he went to the men and said, ‘God’s command is right. A book and a decree, and massacre have been written against the Sons of Israel.’ Then he sat down and his head was struck off.

    Muhammad ordered and participated in the digging of the trench into which the massacred Jews were to be thrown. He STRUCK OFF the heads of at least two of those captives.

    How Did The SS Jihadist Executioners Decide on Which Jewish Boys To Slaughter Or Leave Alive To Be Sold Into Slavery

    To separate the young Jewish men from the minors, Muhammad ordered that their pants be pulled down and the youngsters genital area examined SS style for pubic hairs and if they had grown any pubic hair, it was enough to behead them.

    Book 38, Number 4390:
    Narrated Atiyyah al-Qurazi:
    I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the Companions) examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and those who had not were not killed. I was among those who had not grown hair.

    Aisha’s Description of the Only Woman Murdered: She was Delirious Because Her Husband Had Just Been Beheaded. She was taken by the SS Jihadist and Beheaded.

    Book 14, Number 2665:
    Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin:
    No woman of Banu Qurayzah was killed except one. She was with me, talking and laughing on her back and belly (extremely), while the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) was killing her people with the swords. Suddenly a man called her name: Where is so-and-so? I asked: What is the matter with you? She said: I did a new act. The man took her and beheaded her. I will not forget that she was laughing extremely although she knew that she would be killed.

    Muhammad Took One Of The Jewish Women As His Sex-slave

    The apostle had chosen one of their women for himself, Rayhana bint Amr . . . one of the women of . . . Qurayza, and she remained with him until she died, in his power. The apostle had proposed to marry and put a veil on her, but she said: “Nay, leave me in your power, for that will be easier for me and for you.” So he left her. She had shown repugnance towards Islam when she was captured and clung to Judaism. (Ibn Ishaq p. 466)

    The Looted Property And The Jewish Women And Children Were Divided Among the Muslims

    More specifically, Ibn Ishaq says the spoils were divided among the Muslims thus:

    Then the apostle divided the property, wives, and children . . . among the Muslims, and he made known on that day the shares of horse and men, and took out the fifth. A horseman got three shares, two for the horse and one for the rider. A man without a horse got one share (p. 466). Then the apostle sent Sa’d b. Zayd al-Ansari brother of b. ‘Abdu’l-Ashhal with some of the captive women of B. Qurayza to Najd and he sold them for horses and weapons. [page 466]

    Allah Allows Muhammad and His Jihadists To Have Sex With Their Sex-slaves

    Allah also allows jihadists to have sex with female slaves. Sources: Ibn Ishaq, pp. 464-66; Tabari, vol. 8, pp. 27-41.

    Muhammad Enriches Himself

    Muhammad had captured huge spoils from his “final solution” of Jews of Banu Qurayza. Muhammad gets one-fifth of the Jewish property (movable, immovable and human), and his jihadist followers get the rest. The tribe of Banu Qurayza likely consisted of about 500 families, who were wealthiest in Medina. Therefore, Muhammad enriched himself with the wealth of about 100 rich families as well as their women and children from this single act of successful Jihad.

    Here is how Allah sanctions the enrichment of Muhammad and his Jihadist followers from his expedition:

    Quran-8:41— “And know that out of all the booty that ye may acquire (in war), a fifth share is assigned to Allah,- and to the Messenger, and to near relatives, orphans, the needy, and the wayfarer,- if ye do believe in Allah and in the revelation We sent down to Our servant on the Day of Testing,- the Day of the meeting of the two forces. For Allah hath power over all things.

    Why Does Muhammad Not Show Mercy?

    It is Allah who guides Muhammad into committing these heinous, barbaric cruelty against the people of Arabia. Below are a list of Allah’s commands to Muhammad to carry out those acts of carnage:

    Allah celebrates this slaughter and enslavement of the Jews in the Koran:

    Quran-33:25- “Allah turned back the unbelievers [Meccans and their allies] in a state of rage, having not won any good, and Allah spared the believers battle. Allah is, indeed, Strong and Mighty.”

    Quran-33:26- “And He brought those of the People of the Book [Jewish people of Banu Qurayza] who supported them from their fortresses and cast terror into their hearts, some of them you slew (beheaded) and some you took prisoners (captive)”

    Quran-33:27- “And He made you heirs of their lands, their houses, and their goods, and of a land which ye had not frequented (before). And Allah has power over all things.” [Merciful Allah asked Prophet Muhammad to confiscate entire properties of surrendered Jews]

    Quran-8:67—“It is not fitting for an Apostle that he should have prisoners of war until He thoroughly subdued the land….” (Allah insisting Prophet to kill all the prisoners, and should not keep any surrendered prisoners alive until He (Prophet) occupied entire Arabia.”

    Quran-8:17—It is not ye who Slew them; it is God; when thou threwest a handful of dust, it was not Thy act, but God’s…..” (Allah said, the killing of surrendered soldiers were done by the wish of Allah)

    These above Quranic verses revealed some unpleasant truths:

    The verses: 33:25-27 were revealed to describe Banu Qurayza incident and clearly talking about the unbelievers (Quresh pagans, and their allies Jews of Banu Quraiza). Specifically, verse-33:27 talks of ow by the judgement of Sa’d ibn Muaz all the men were slaughtered and women and children were captivated. And Jewish land and property were taken as Booty….Sa’d delivered his justice according to Bible; hence Muhammad said—“your judgement was like God.”

    Allah permitted the enslavement and beheading of Jews, so any Muslim familiar with the background of this verse knows that beheading as such has been assimilated into the Quran.

    What is so troubling about the verse 33:26 is that Allah (Himself) celebrates the “terror” that He threw into the Jews’ hearts. Indeed, when Abu Lubabah the mediator approached the Jews during negotiations, the women and children were crying. Allah of course had heavily terrorized them.

    The Prophet Muhammad had already expelled two other Jewish tribes (Qaynuqa and Nadir) from Medina, and the Banu Qurayza Jews begged for for the same punishment to them. But the Islam’s prophet of peace and mercy declined this relatively more merciful and humane option.

    Such a heartless, evil incarnate was the prophet of Islam!


    Muhammad Attacks The Rich Jewish Settlement of Khaybar Without Warning and Takes Safiya As His Sex Slave After Murdering Her Husband

    Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 512:
    Narrated by Anas:

    The Prophet offered the Fajr Prayer near Khaybar when it was still dark and then said, “Allahu-Akbar! Khaybar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight), then evil will be the morning for those who have been warned.” Then the inhabitants of Khaybar came out running on the roads. The Prophet had their warriors killed, their offspring and woman taken as captives. Safiya was amongst the captives, She first came in the share of Dahya Alkali but later on she belonged to the Prophet . The Prophet made her manumission as her ‘Mahr’. Muhammad was sixty (60) when he married Safiyyahh, a young girl of seventeen. She became his eighth wife.

    Distribution Of War Booty In Khaybar:

    Sahi Buchari Hadiths #143, page-700:

    Sulaiman Ibne Harb…Aannas Ibne Malek (ra) narrated, “in the war of Khayber after the inhabitants of Banu Nadir were surrendered, Allah’s apostle killed all the able/adult men, and he (prophet) took all women and children as captives (Ghani mateer maal).. Among the captives Safiyya Bint Huyy Akhtab was taken by Allah’s Apostle as booty whom He married after freeing her and her freedom was her Mahr.”

    At first Dihyah al-Kalbi, a Muslim Jihadist asked for Safiyyah. But when Muhammad saw her exquisite beauty, he chose her for himself and gave her two cousins to Dihyah.

    Muhammad Horribly Tortured Safiya’s Husband To Get Information About His Hidden Gold Treasure. He Was Beheaded After He Refused To Give Up The Treasure.

    Prophet Muhammad accused Safiyyah’s husband Kinanah of hiding wealth, which he had received during his marriage with Safiyyah. A renegade Jew divulged the secret of Kinanah’s hidden gold treasures to Muhammad. Kinanah and his cousin were captured and tortured by Muhammad to extract information about the whereabouts of his treasures. He was tormented by branding his chest with a heated stake and then he was beheaded in Islamic style.

    Sourcing Ibn Ishak, Tabari writes:

    ‘Kinanah b. al-Rabi b. al-Huqyaq who had the treasure of B. Nadir was brought to the Messenger of God, who questioned him; but he denied knowing where it was. Then the messenger of God was brought a Jew who said to him, “I have seen Kinanah walk around this ruin every morning.” The Messenger of God said to Kinanah: “What do you say? If we find it in your possession, I will kill you.” “All right,” he answered. The Messenger of God commanded that the ruin should be dug up, and some of the treasure was extracted from it. Then he asked him for the rest of it. Kinanah refused to surrender it; so the Messenger of God gave orders concerning him to al-Zubayr b. al-‘Awwam, saying, “torture him until you root out what he has.” Al-Zubayr kept twirling his firestick in his breast until Kinanah almost expired; then the Messenger of God gave him to Muhammad b. Maslamah, who beheaded him to avenge his brother Mahmud b. Maslamah.”‘

    The Looted Property And Women And Children Were Distributed Among The Jihadists:

    Muhammad now allowed the Muslim Jihadists to take possession of the women and children of the Jews of Khaybar.

    Allah’s Messenger occupied the Jewish land:

    Sahih Muslim writes:Book 010, Number 3759:

    Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with them) reported: Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) handed over the land of Khaibar (on the condition) of the share of produce of fruits and harvest, and he also gave to his wives every year one hundred wasqs: eighty wasqs of dates and twenty wasqs of barley. When ‘Umar became the caliph he distributed the (lands and trees) of Khaibar, and gave option to the wives of Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) to earmark for themselves the land and water or stick to the wasqs (that they got) every year. They differed in this matter. Some of them opted for land and water, and some of them opted for wasqs every year. ‘A’isha and Hafsa were among those who opted for land and water.

    Enjoying special Booty (Gani-maater-maal): Muhammad Takes Safiya As Booty To Be His Sex Slave

    Safiya bint Huyai/Huyayy was a captive Mohammed married after slaughtering her father, brother, husband and the men at Khaibar, according to Bukhari vol.2 book 14 ch.5 no.68 p.35; vol.4 book 52 ch.74 no.143 p.92; vol.4 book 52 ch.168 no.280 p.175 and Tabari vol.39 p.185.

    Muhammad at 60 Takes 17-Year-Old Safiyah as Sex-slave

    After securing beautiful Safiyaah daughter of Huyayy for himself, Prophet Muhammad bedded her in his tent on the same night. Here is the story: Merciful Prophet asked Bilal, the Negro crier of prayer to fetch Safiyyah to his (Muhammad’s) camp. Bilal brought Safiyyah and her cousin straight across the battlefield strewn with dead-bodies, passing by the corpses of Kinana and his cousin. The two cousins of Safiyyah shrieked in horror when they witnessed the gruesome scene of the dead-bodies of their dear and near relatives. When brought to his presence, Muhammad cast his mantle around Safiyyah indicating that she was to be his own. Muhammad consoled a frustrated Dhiya by giving him Safiyyah’s cousin sisters. According to Ibn Sa’d Prophet Muhammad purchased Safiyyah from Dhiyah for seven camels. On the same night, Muhammad took Safiyyah to bed. This was, of course, an exemplary character of the holy Prophet of Islam!

    Here is what Ibn Sa’d writes:

    “-.when it was night, he entered a tent and she entered with him. Abu Ayyub came there and passed the night by the tent with a sword keeping his head at the tent. When it was morning and the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him.”

    To hide the lascivious character of Muhammad, Muslim biographers often mention that he married Safiyyahh before he slept with her. But they forget to mention that Muhammad did not follow the rule of waiting period (three monthly periods) to sleep with Safiyyahh. He slept with her the same day she was captured.

    Islamic Intolerance: Kill All The Jews: The First Final Solution

    * Book 019, Number 4366:
    It has been narrated by ‘Umar b. al-Khattib that he heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: “I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim.” [This single sahi hadiths tells everything about Islamic intolerance]

    * Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 176 Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar:
    Allah’s Apostle said, “You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, ‘O ‘Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.’ ”

    * “the Apostle of Allah said, ‘Kill any Jew that falls into your power.” [Ibn Ishaq, Siratul Rasul, v. 553]


    Muhammad Attacks The Jewish Settlement of Banu Mustaliq: He Captures And Rapes A Twenty Year Old Jewish Girl – Juwairiya

    Bukhari yol 3,Book46, No. 717
    “Narrated Ibn Aun:
    Prophet had suddenly attacked Banu Mustaliq without warning while they were heedless and their cattle were being watered at the places of water. Their fighting men were killed and their women and children were taken as captives; the Prophet got Juwairiya on that day and raped her.

    Juwairiya bint Harith/al-Harith was a captive in this raid, [Bukhari, p431-432]. Sahih Muslim 2.2349, p.520 says that Mohammed attacked the Banu Mustaliq tribe without any warning while they were heedlessly grazing their cattle. Juwairiya was a daughter of the chief. Sahih Muslim 3.4292, p.942 and Abu Dawud 2.227, p728 and al-Tabari 39, p.182-183 also say Juwairiya/Juwairiyyah was captured in a raid on the Banu Mustaliq tribe. She had been married to Musafi’ bin Safwan, who was killed in battle.

    Juwayriyyah bint al-Harith bin Abi Birar bin Habib, great grandson of Jadhimah al-Mustaliq of the Khuza’ah group, was taken as booty when Muslims raided the al-Mustaliq tribe. Her husband, Musafi’ bin Safwan Dhu al-Shuir bin Abi Asrb bin Malik bin Jadhimah was killed in the battle. She was a prisoner of war who agreed to marry Mohammed. al-Tabari 39:p182-183; al-Tabari 9:p133.

    Juwayriyya married Mohammed when she was 20 years old. al-Tabari 39:p184.


    * Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93, Number 506:
    Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
    That during the battle with Bani Al-Mustaliq they (Muslims) captured some females and intended to have sexual relation with them without impregnating them. So they asked the Prophet about coitus interrupt us. The Prophet said, “It is better that you should not do it, for Allah has written whom He is going to create till the Day of Resurrection.” Qaza’a said, “I heard Abu Sa’id saying that the Prophet said, ‘No soul is ordained to be created but Allah will create it.”

    * Sahih Muslim Book 008, Number 337:
    Abu Sirma said to Abu Sa’id al Khadri (Allah he pleased with him): O Abu Sa’id, did you hear Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) mentioning al-‘azl? He said: Yes, and added: We went out with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) on the expedition to the Bi’l-Mustaliq and took captive some excellent Arab women; and we desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, (but at the same time) we also desired ransom for them. So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them but by observing ‘azl (Withdrawing the male sexual organ before emission of semen to avoid-conception). But we said: We are doing an act whereas Allah’s Messenger is amongst us; why not ask him? So we asked Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him), and he said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born.

    * Sunan Abu Dawud Book 11, Number 2166:
    Narrated AbuSa’id al-Khudri:
    A man said: Apostle of Allah, I have a slave-girl and I withdraw the penis from her (while having intercourse), and I dislike that she becomes pregnant. I intend (by intercourse) what the men intend by it. The Jews say that withdrawing the penis (azl) is burying the living girls on a small scale. He (the Prophet) said: The Jews told a lie. If Allah intends to create it, you cannot turn it away.

    From Quran, “…abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess – for (in their case) they are free from blame,” Sura 23:5-6. See also Sura 4:24

    “He [Mohammed] replied, ‘Conceal your private parts except from your wife and from whom your right hands possess (slave-girls).’” [Abu Dawud vol.3, no.4006, p.1123.]

    Abu Dawud vol.3 no.4443-4445 p.1244 shows that having sex with a slave-girl a man owns is fine.

    As was typical of wealthy Arab men, Mohammed apparently had need of a few slave girls too. See Bukhari vol.7 book 64 ch.6 no.274 p.210.

    Mohammed briefly had a “very beautiful” captive before he gave her to Mahmiyah b. Jaz’ al-Zubaydi. al-Tabari vol.8 p.151

    One of the slave girls belonging to Mohammed house committed fornication with someone else. It is the “someone else” part that was a problem. Abu Dawud vol.3 no.4458 p.1249

    Mohammed called a black slave-girl to come and conceal Abu Dharr behind a curtain while he was taking a bath. Abu Dawud vol.1 no.332 p.87

    Mention Umm Ayman (=Barakah), a client (slave-girl) of the prophet. al-Tabari vol.39 p.287

    In general, Abu Dawud vol.3 no.4443-4445 p.1244 teaches that having sex with a slave-girl a man owns is OK.

    But, having sex with a wife’s slave girl is OK if the wife made her lawful for him. Note that he did not have to be married to the slave girl. Ibn-i-Majah vol.4 no.2551 p.12

    Mohammed “had intercourse with her [Mary] by virtue of her being his property.” al-Tabari vol.39, p194. Footnote 845 explains, “That is, Mariyah was ordered to veil herself as did the Prophet’s wives, but he did not marry her.”


    Muhammad’s unprovoked, murderous attacks of Jewish tribes described above are acts of utter barbarity. His extermination and genocide of the whole community, such as that of Banu Qurayza, makes it worse.

    His institution of slavery as a divine order of society was one of the worst curse that could happen to humanity. Allowing sex with slave-girls made it worse. His trading of slaves, such as selling some Banu Qurayza captives in Nejd, was another evil institution.

    Muhammad engaged in all these cruel, dehumanizing and horrible acts with the divine sanctions of Allah. Muhammad and his brainchild Allah were the worst evils to befall humankind, the detriment of which continues to afflict humanity with no end in site.

  73. sabretoothed says:

    This is how it works, if the Empire is White It’s BAD

    If its not White its really cool and we can ignore everything and no land has to be given back

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    “10 Empires that came close to world domin..” -EMS

  74. sabretoothed says:

    Only indigenous people count too

    Don’t worry about the 280,000,000 deaths :P

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    “Islam – 270 Million killed in 1400 years” – EMS

  75. sabretoothed says:

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    “Why we are afraid – a 1400 year secret” -EMS

  76. sabretoothed says:

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    “Saudi Arabia a land with a forgotten Jewish..” history? -EMS

  77. sabretoothed says:

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    Live from the real Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia – EMS

  78. sabretoothed says:

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    “Yet Another new fossil discover with Soft Tissue” – EMS

  79. sabretoothed says:

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    “Lucy the Australopithecus Debunked” -EMS

  80. sabretoothed says:

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    “Mohamed disrespects and destroys other faiths” – EMS

  81. sabretoothed says:

    Be funny if St Catherene’s Monastery is in wrong country :P

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    “Drone journey to Mt. Sinai in Saudi Arabia” – EMS

  82. sabretoothed says:

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    “Earth Catastrophe Cycle – Plasma Formation” w/ image of earth and field lines. -EMS

  83. sabretoothed says:

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    “A warning for Ireland – the terrible truth about ‘Ireland 2040′” -EMS

  84. sabretoothed says:

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    “The transformation of Ireland – immigration” -EMS

  85. sabretoothed says:

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    “Anak Krakatau volcano incredible drone footage” – EMS

  86. sabretoothed says:

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    “300,000 year old humans – we’re a species with Amnesia” – EMS

  87. sabretoothed says:

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    “Insane plan to build a sea in the Sahara” -EMS

  88. sabretoothed says:

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    “Why is Qatar the richest country on earth?” -EMS

  89. sabretoothed says:

    For centuries the Kaaba, the cube in the center of Mecca, Saudi Arabia that is Islam’s holiest point, has been encircled by arched porticos erected some three centuries ago by the Ottomans, above dozens of carved marble columns dating back to the 8th century. But today any vestiges of the portico and columns have been reduced to rubble, cleared to make way for the Saudi government’s expansion of Mecca’s Grand Mosque. Over the last few years, mosques and key sites dating from the time of Muhammad have been knocked down or destroyed, as have Ottoman-era mansions, ancient wells and stone bridges. Over 98% of the Kingdom’s historical and religious sites have been destroyed since 1985, the Islamic Heritage Research Foundation in London. “It’s as if they wanted to wipe out history,” The Wahhabi War was fought from early 1811 to 1818, between Egypt Eyalet under the reign of Muhammad Ali Pasha (nominally under Ottoman rule) and the army of the Emirate of Diriyah, the First Saudi State, resulting in the destruction of the latter. Lausanne Treaty, Britain developed a number of unfair and painful conditions to the rights of the Ottoman Empire, Britain forced the abolition of the caliphate, and exiled the caliph and his family outside of Turkey, and then confiscation of all the caliphs assets, and made Turkey declare itself as a secular state, it also prevented Turkey from oil exploration and to consider the Bosphorus Strait which links between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea, and then to the Mediterranean as an international corridor that it is not entitled to Turkey to obtain fees from ships passing through it . By 2023 the period of the treaty ends. Many political analysts are saying Turkey will get back it’s powers, To be the leader of all Muslims (a.k.a Caliphet), Ownership of some of the middle east & Balkans., Rights to use the rich oil wells in Turkey. Turkish news, Turksha Lira, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sheikh imran hossain, shekh kabbani,

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    “Erdogan preparing Turkey for 2023 – unfinished…” -EMS

  90. sabretoothed says:

    If this guy is bad we should get rid of evolution since Charles Darwin and his son started the eugenics movement :P

    Funny Obama hasn’t been stripped yet of his nobel peace prize

  91. sabretoothed says:

    lolollololol only for climate science and medicine then its a popularity contest :P

    “But in a wide-ranging interview with Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Professor Loeb said he did not care what people said, commenting that: “Science isn’t like politics, it is not based on popularity polls”.”

  92. sabretoothed says:

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    “The left says science is racist” about the withdrawal of awards to Watson for stating testing data per race. -EMS

  93. sabretoothed says:

    Amazon selling racist NAZI book :P

  94. sabretoothed says:

    Nobel Prize favorite :P Why not stripped too? Charles Darwin

    The left loves this guys. Here are some quotes from him:

    WHEN Charles Darwin visited our shores, his impressions of the indigenous inhabitants were far from complimentary: ”Harmless savages wandering about without knowing where they shall sleep at night and gaining their livelihood by hunting in the woods.”

    The great break in the organic chain between man and his nearest allies, which cannot be bridged over by any extinct or living species, has often been advanced as a grave objection to the belief that man is descended from some lower form; but this objection will not appear of much weight to those who, from general reasons, believe in the general principle of evolution. Breaks often occur in all parts of the series, some being wide, sharp and defined, others less so in various degrees; as between the orang and its nearest allies—between the Tarsius and the other Lemuridae between the elephant, and in a more striking manner between the Ornithorhynchus or Echidna, and all other mammals. But these breaks depend merely on the number of related forms which have become extinct. At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked, will no doubt be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as now between the negro or Australian and the gorilla.
    — The Descent of Man (1871), Volume I, Chapter VI: “On the Affinities and Genealogy of Man”, pp. 200–01

    On the question of differences between races, Darwin wrote:

    There is, however, no doubt that the various races, when carefully compared and measured, differ much from each other,—as in the texture of the hair, the relative proportions of all parts of the body, the capacity of the lungs, the form and capacity of the skull, and even in the convolutions of the brain. But it would be an endless task to specify the numerous points of structural difference. The races differ also in constitution, in acclimatisation, and in liability to certain diseases. Their mental characteristics are likewise very distinct; chiefly as it would appear in their emotional, but partly in their intellectual, faculties. Every one who has had the opportunity of comparison, must have been struck with the contrast between the taciturn, even morose, aborigines of S. America and the light-hearted, talkative negroes. There is a nearly similar contrast between the Malays and the Papuans, who live under the same physical conditions, and are separated from each other only by a narrow space of sea

  95. sabretoothed says:

    Women are highly attracted to the fake made up science fields

    Women love fake science like Astrology, Psychology and most of medicine :P

  96. sabretoothed says:

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    “Bill Warner Ph.D – The Left and Isam” – EMS

  97. sabretoothed says:

    Interesting the left J/V in Iran failed in the end, when Islam removed the Leftists :P

    Quite quickly the government arrested and imprisoned its leadership and later more than 10,000 members of the party. During February 1983, the leaders of the Tudeh Party were arrested and the Party disbanded, leaving Iran effectively a one-party state.[77] The Tudeh arrests revealed that once again the party had managed to find supporters among the armed forces, as a number of officers, prominent among them Admiral Bahram Afzali, commander of the Iranian navy, were arrested.[78] These arrests ended the alliance between the Tudeh Party and the ruling clergy of Iran and it collapsed, even as the Soviets worked with the Iranians to build up their nuclear capabilities.[71][79] Even with this agreement, the Iranian government saw the Soviets as “atheistic devils” and the Soviets did not like the government because it had suppressed the Tudeh.

    International media, such as UPI, reported that along with the banning of the Tudeh party, 18 Soviet diplomats were expelled from the country for “blatant interference.”[80] At the same time, Tudeh was accused of working on behalf of “foreign powers,” with the suppression praised by Khomeini.

  98. sabretoothed says:

    How can there be “Tourists”? Mecca and Medina are Apartheid cities we are not allowed to visit due to racism :P

  99. sabretoothed says:

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    “The police respond to Illegal Aliens…” somewhere about something… -EMS

  100. Pouncer says:

    Hi Mr Tooth!

    The video on the Qattara Depression project inspired me to a look for more info. Did you learn, also, there is a guy in Houston Texas — present decade — doing the conceptual engineering for a project in the same area that produces 3 times the electricity?

    May impact the cost-benefit calculation. And given the STUPIDLY vast amounts of money thrown at “alternative” electrical-generation projects, why not this, too?

    A “Green Sahara” would be one hellacious “carbon sink”, wouldn’t it?

  101. sabretoothed says:

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    “Gillette – the best an Incel can get” – EMS

  102. sabretoothed says:

    Gillete and animals :P [ ]

  103. sabretoothed says:

    Gilllllettteeee the best a man can get. I notice the VP is Female too :P

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    “Investigation Exposes Cruelty at Iams Lab” -EMS

  104. sabretoothed says:

    Notice the female version, they can fight Gillette women can fight men can’t 😛 😛 😛

  105. sabretoothed says:

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    “The Mechanics of Deception” – EMS

  106. sabretoothed says:

    Notice the clip the subtle things :P

    (1) Almost everyone is white – white man bad. All the white man are unattractive and frumpy
    (2) at 20 an 25 sec a white man harnesses a black women
    (3) at 55 sec black man says “other men should be accountable”
    (4) at 58 sec another man of colour tells off the white man
    (5) at 1:03 black man stops white man from harassing again

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    More Gillette Commercials – EMS

  107. sabretoothed says:

    Gillete before extremist far left cultural marxism, just has normal everyday men

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  108. sabretoothed says:

    Pretty cool how feminist marxist Gillette tells men how to behave. Here’s the way they got their shaving brushes from China. Bloomberg says it only stopped in September 2018

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  109. sabretoothed says:

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    Selling Divorce To The West -EMS

  110. sabretoothed says:

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    Why They Want To Replace You – with “migrants” climbing over the wall. -EMS

  111. Simon Derricutt says:

    Roku are dropping Alex Jones’ Infowars after too many complaints from SJWs.

    Incidentally, is there a way to fix the links to YouTube and Twitter videos so they aren’t live and instead need to be clicked on before the video loads? Using FF here on Lubuntu and it seems each individual video will do a fetch of a picture which takes up memory (FF is pretty crap on that) so the rendering jumps around for up to a minute on this string at the moment. Using the inbuilt browser (Chrome variant) on Android on the tablet it spends even longer (over a minute) jumping around before it’s fetched everything and the screen stops jumping around as it re-renders everything. The browser in both cases seems to put a large chunk of stuff into virtual memory and can spend a long time doing the swaps. On the desktop box I find it useful to stop FF and restart it to speed it up again after looking at this Tips + Notices string, since otherwise everything seems to be delayed by a lot of swapping. Yep, it’s really a SW error in the browser, but still makes me try to avoid loading any string with a lot of such videos. In any case, I’m not going to spend any time watching videos unless there’s a good reason given to spend that time first – just putting up a video without any explanation at all doesn’t induce me to click on the start button.

  112. llanfar says:

    @Simon you only need to put the link with leading or trailing text (even a space will do) to prevent it from ‘inlining’.

  113. Simon Derricutt says:

    Llanfar – it’s the problem that people don’t do that, so I was wondering if Chiefio could set some automatic mangling of the links to denature them. It would help on the tablet especially, since I’m using that now and on this string it takes up to a second per character to enter. Too much swap needed.

  114. llanfar says:

    I’m 100% iPad user for non-work items (MBP for my IBM development- moved from a Java/Spring/Tomcat/Oracle stack to Angular/Node.js/MongoDB in July – big change). This page still loads fast for me, but it’s quite annoying that the image loads move me off the recent comment I’m selecting…

    @sabertooth, would you mind adding a brief title (or description) to your YouTube posts in the future? I (mainly) like your posts…

  115. Stece C says:

    Agree with Simon’s 1:27 comment on “live” video links. In fact, I was about 2/3 through reading it when it dropped off the bottom of the screen as sabretoothed’s videos directly above it powered in, before the browser kindly lurched the comment back onscreen. (As I almost never watch videos, maybe I should just blacklist Youtube … ;-)

  116. E.M.Smith says:

    I has Sabertoothed on “moderation” for a long while due to the failure to respect my request to stop insulting my family and friends… Seemed he’d learned so I took that off (and also so I could avoid dealing with the moderation queue so much…).

    While on moderation Sabertoothed also moderated his “prodigious” posting of video links and all was well. To some extent I’d added the W.O.O.D. series to deal with the volume in the first place… with “Tips” then intended for things folks would be unlikely to discuss / visit a lot daily. That’s been sort of OK…

    I’d also complained to Sabertoothed about the lack of description, and we had descriptions for about a week… then not. (In the moderator panel you just get the URL and do NOT see the preview image so a video URL means I either need to watch it to figure out is is “OK” or to add a description myself. A very significant workload…)

    I’ve pondered just putting up a monthly “Sabertoothed Videos” thread to get his traffic moved out of the way of other stuff. I may yet do that.

    It’s my observation that there seems to be a bit of OCD hyperfocus involved, so I’ve given some slack (having a bit of that myself at times… programmer and all ;-). BUT, being on an old Android Tablet and / or an ARM based desktop, the video load hits me very hard. On the Mac (running from a uSD card) the swaps are just killing. FFox rapidly ends up with 2 GB of swap, and repeatedly rewriting 2 GB to uSD just sucks raw eggs. I’ve been known to open “Tips” and go make coffee…

    So I’m open to suggestions.

    I can go mangle all the video links, but then we have no clue what’s in them as Sabertoothed provides no descriptions.

    I can make a “Tips” every week, but then it’s just a do-over W.O.O.D. in a way.

    I can make a Sabertoothed Videos / week or month, but then it’s just being SysAdmin to Sabertoothed Web Site.

    I can put Sapertoothed back on moderation, but then we get less of his (interesting at times) stuff.

    Other ideas? Preferences?

    With that, I’m going to go mangle some video links for now ;-)

  117. jim2 says:

    Can you set up Word Press to not populate links, but leave them there to click on if we want to watch?

  118. E.M.Smith says:



    WordPress has VERY limited controls, and even less if you take their “free” option. You can set many browsers to not pre-load video links. This is variable in terms of availability and functionality.

    For example I was able to set it in FireFox on one Linux / System but it is not available on FFox ESR on the Armbian / Devuan hybrid I’m running right now on the XU4. Go figure.

  119. Simon Derricutt says:

    EM – Jim’s suggestion would fit the bill if it could be automatic, so you didn’t have to do any work after setting it up. It also applies to Twitter links that go ask twitter to populate them, and a string of them will take a lot of requests to their server. I’ve also been thinking I need to change browsers so that videos in HTML5 don’t autoplay, which annoys me as well. At the moment I simply swear at the computer the same way I do when I have to use Windoze (getting less patient in my old age, and less happy at people shoving things in my face). Funny thing is that the adverts they’re showing me is often of things I’ve just bought so won’t want to buy again for a while, and thus didn’t need advertising anyway.

    I don’t really want to spend the time sorting out sysprog work for now though, since my time is somewhat crowded at the moment. We’ve got a design for a heater/cooler that violates 2LoT using simple mechanics (something I thought wouldn’t be possible, but I missed something), so I need to spend time in the workshop making the test rig. If the experimental data matches the theoretical performance, the cost of heating/cooling your house will go down by an order of magnitude or so in a couple of years when it hits the market. More news later, and since it can be made in the back shed I’ll send details when I can. Depressingly simple, and no exotic or expensive materials required. The principles are basically covered in the last post I did on R-G about perpetual motion, but there’s a twist.

    The PiHole is thus on the list of things to do, but probably won’t happen this year. Maybe there’s an add-on that allows GIFs and .jpgs to show, but not moving ones till I click on them. The memory handling of FF sucks and seems to be getting worse, and often seems slower than Mosaic (my first browser, before I moved to Netscape). Funny how the bigger the computer is, it doesn’t actually run any faster (unless I use assembler programs I wrote a long time back, where if they still run they run extremely fast now).

  120. Simon Derricutt says:

    Took so long to get that comment in that EM had answered Jim before I’d hit “go”. Oh well…. Disk light solid on while the system does all the swapping. Maybe better to change the browser, and hope I can transfer the nicely-formatted list of useful links across. The “free” browsers seem mostly to be working for the advertisers, and not for me.

  121. E.M.Smith says:


    You mean like the vortex daemon?

    Sorts the molecules into hot and cold ones via a vortex… Kinda makes you wonder if nature does some of that too, what with all the vortex structures in the atmosphere…

    Per FF:

    IMHO it’s the result of RUST and the way it auto-mangles memory for you. Memory isn’t deallocated until an object is destroyed. Since every “object” in a tab is not destroyed as long as the tab is open, anything you touch stays forever until you close the tab or leave FFox… Why have intelligent memory management that bothers to track how much memory you are using and “lets go” of idle bits if they are not in active use as you approach full memory use when you can just ignore it and make the problem of the OS / Swap system?

    But it is automatic so magical and “better”…

    Which causes me to think maybe I need another aphorism…

    “Anything ignored will expand and decay performance. In business, politics, or programming.” – E.M.Smith

    I’ve hobbled the video links with a surrounding [] pair and put in what passes for some idea of what is in the video. As I’ve not looked at most of them (since it would consume ALL my free time and no postings would be made…) it’s just my best guess from what it displayed in the teaser image.

    See if things load well enough now…

    (I’ve left the Twitter bits alone as I’m not familiar with how best to stop the auto-open-image and I left a few other videos unmolested from “low page weight” posters…)

  122. E.M.Smith says:


    The newest ESR FFox I’ve installed as a “Pocket” mis-feature that displays annoying “hot story of the day” crap on a new tab open. So it looks like FFox is joining the “Track Me Annoy Me” mob.

    I’m being pushed ever more toward the non-FF derivatives, like SeaMonkey and IceWeasel, based on older code and for some of them done by folks who despise the “Track Me Annoy Me” crap.

    The good news is that Libre Software provides… The bad news is that it can take a year.+…

    Part of why I was interested in compiling FFox was just so I could “roll my own” with things hard set to be polite and not leak. (SeaMonkey does that, but tends to go a bit overboard on the paranoia making some non-free things you want to use also not work…)

    Oh Well… Such is tech life… A constant battle between the GEBS (Greedy Evil BastardS) and the rest of us. Opera now owned by the Chinese so their “we cache your pages for you and send it compressed” becomes “We know every page you visit!”… Chrome being all Google Infested. FFox joining the Dark Side incrementally. Sigh.

    So on my “someday” list is to get either Pale Moon or SeaMonkey / IceWeasel (or perhaps Brave if the source code is free) and see if I can make a build of it. Complicated by the fact that ARM is treated as less than a 2nd class citizen by all of them. The idea of life after Intel being alien to way too many folks.

    Maybe I need to do a “Canonical ARM Browsers Evaluation” posting ;-) Only take me about a year… /sarc;

    This claims to have found a solution for Chrome:

    This one has a setting to block auto-play in FFox, but nothing about just loading the image:

    With so much of the world moving to mobile ARM devices on BYTE limited rate plans, you would think folks would notice and respond with ARM / Mobile friendly settings…

  123. ossqss says:

    There was lots of talk at CES this year on AMD’s new Ryzen offering.

  124. sabretoothed says:

    Some good toxic femininity rebuttals :P

  125. sabretoothed says:

    Looks like the DOW has reversed?

  126. sabretoothed says:

    It’s funny in the 1970s socialism was like “right wing” and now its reversed :P Now communism is mainstream and normal is called “right wing”

  127. ossqss says:

    A bit of Friday humor. This settles it. I am hitting happy hour instead of the gym ;-)

    BTW, this is quite an entertaining twitter feed.

  128. Simon Derricutt says:

    EM – the vortex links you gave use what is basically the same principle. Working out the correct formulae for this may take a while, though – it’s requiring maths I’m somewhat rusty on since I haven’t needed to derive new formulae for decades. The design however doesn’t use a vortex, and should be a lot more efficient. They don’t claim to understand it, but nevertheless have characterised it and can use it effectively. I think I understand it.

    Thanks for the autoplay block. It doesn’t however stop videos from loading until asked (tested on the previous tips string). Knowing what to fix among all those switches needs someone who’s been there and done that.

    This box (AMD Athlon triple-core) is close to EOL (maybe beyond it) and I’ll need to go ARM at some point. Maybe in a year or so, depending on how much longer it lasts. As such, getting a browser that isn’t in my face with stuff would be nice at some point. Not urgent – there’s no-one here to complain when I swear at the computer.

  129. E.M.Smith says:

    Apple is much more resistant to the idea of spyware, back doors, and and data buggery than all the other makers. That they are assembled in China is a bit of an issue, but Apple is pretty hard core about checking for exposures (they noticed / caught the obscure server hardware chip buggery… and before it could do anything bad.)

    Foxconn is moving assembly to India for 2 reasons.

    1) China is no longer the low cost wage space.
    2) It means Apple dodges US / China tariffs.

    FWIW, I’d rank the security of products, in order, as:

    1) DIY
    2) Apple
    3) Samsung (Korean not Chinese) & other Korean makers (Odroid).
    4) Anything else made by major EU or USA players – you know they are buggered, but it is by the “Good Guys” /sarc;
    5) Russian
    6) Chinese manufactured other than Apple
    7) Microsoft / Cisco / Google / Other happy PRISM program participants…

    Intel is in #4, FWIW. I don’t see very much difference once you hit 5-7. Pretty much a wash but a tiny bit of reasoning behind it. There’s a reason why 90% of everything I do (or more) is on those top 3 types. Special mention of Chinese made SBCs being so irrelevant to the world of spying I’m pretty sure they are not buggered. Just no return for the risk there, really, and a load of tech savvy folks watching every bit and byte in their toys… so near certainty of being caught out. Maybe I need at 2.5 of “SBC Products in general” ;-)

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  131. sabretoothed says:

    I couldn’t work out why the UN/Saudi/UAE are invading that Yemen Port City :P But looks like France (Total) couldn’t get the gas from Qatar because lost the Syria war (which they need for climate change as coal is banned) so are going for Yemen via the Suez canal :P
    Looks like the terminal is 65km north for the city and is connected via a 400km pipeline

    Oil reserves and production lie mainly in Jannah and Iyad in the center of the country Yemen, Marib-Jawf in the north, and Shabwa and Masila in the south. The government estimates Masila holds about 84 percent of the national total.

    Yemen has five oil export terminals. Ras Isa is the main crude terminal offshore in the Red Sea, while the coastal terminal of Hodeidah handles small tankers. The Bir Ali facility handles crude from Shabwa, while Ash Shihr, operated by Canada’a Nexen ships oil from Masila.

  132. sabretoothed says:

    Guess Total can do Yemen now, but those pipelines are going to be sabotaged a lot lol

  133. sabretoothed says:

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    How to monitory your Thiamin level – EMS

  134. sabretoothed says:

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    Platinum the next winner ?

  135. sabretoothed says:

    Taking cigarettes to steal petrol?

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  136. sabretoothed says:

    Rhodesia bush war 2?

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  137. sabretoothed says:

    Women’s march went full Anti Jewish NAZI

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  138. sabretoothed says:

    Funnier by the day

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  139. sabretoothed says:

    The Far Left Extremists are closing the climb October 2019
    Better go if you want to do the best climb in Australia

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  140. sabretoothed says:

    Monday trading USA Full Moon correction likely :P

  141. ossqss says:

    Check out the Lunar, Blood, Wolf, Eclipse tonight.

  142. E.M.Smith says:


    Yes, in W.W.II there was an alliance of sorts between the NAZI and the more radical Muslims. That, then lead to the situation we have today. Several hundred years of modest tolerance for Jews & Christians in the Muslim World went out the window…

    You can also trace the roots of various modern radical Muslim activist groups to that connection. There was even a band of Muslims active in the 3rd Reich army as a unit. Honorary Aryans…


    I would, were it not a sky full of clouds and rain where I am 8-{

  143. sabretoothed says:

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    War on men

  144. sabretoothed says:

    Sun talks to the earth

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  145. sabretoothed says:

    Funny video from Women’s march

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  146. sabretoothed says:

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    Gillette female versions :P

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  147. Jon K says:

    Pretty cool way to grow potatoes without too much effort.

  148. Pouncer says:

    The WWI-era novel “Greenmantle” by Buchan is based on alliance between Germans and Muslims.

  149. sabretoothed says:

    Womens march continued lol

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  150. sabretoothed says:

    EU going well :P

    Macron & Merkel Booed Before Signing ‘European Army’ Treaty
    Chorus of jeers greets globalists

  151. sabretoothed says:

    Communism travel – 1st Class

  152. sabretoothed says:

    It does not look like a real economic degree as its an Arts stream Ocasio Cortex must have done gender climate change economics?

    [Reply: Classically Economics was considered an “art”. Only after about the ’90s was it ‘trendy’ to try and call it a “science” and issue a BS degree. Many schools still think that’s just an affectation. So, for example, I have an A.B. Economics (for some reason UC puts it backwards from BA…) in Economics. Bachelor of Arts (or in, I think, Latin word order as A.B.). At the time there was some discussion in the faculty about making a B.S. Econ for the Econometics folks (lots of math / computer stuff) but they decided not to, or I’d have a B.S. Nothing in the material is any different, just the political spin of the title… -EMS]

  153. H.R. says:

    @sabretoothed – I keep a bottle of chelated manganese around for sciatic nerve flare-ups. An uncle of mine turned me on to it.

    I have no butt – perhaps a negative butt, if that’s possible – and if I sit a long time with my wallet in my hip pocket the wallet presses on the sciatic nerve where it runs through the hip. Bad hip pain from the sciatic nerve is the result.This is not uncommon. I think E.M. mentioned after one of his cross-country trips that he has to remove his wallet while driving to prevent a flare-up in his hip and I suppose a half-dozen others here have the same problem.

    The preventive action is the walletectomy or to switch pockets every hour and move the wallet between them. But I sometimes get distracted, forget to remove or switch my wallet, and set off a sciatic nerve flare-up. The pain used to last 3-5 days until I found that manganese will knock out a flare-up within hours.

    In my experience, many supplements take a few days to build up in the body before the benefits show up. Manganese surprised me by how quickly it works. And I typically only need to take 10mg of manganese once to knock out a flare-up. I have, on rare occasions, had to take another 10mg the next day for a really bad flare-up, but I’ve never had to take a third dose. It is not something to take daily. Just take some for the flare-up.

    I’ve only had tendonitis once, and it didn’t occur to me to give manganese a try. But I’ll give it a shot if I do get some tendonitis. I’d be interested to see if it works as quickly on tendonitis as it does on sciatic nerve pain.

    Oh. It is very hard to find in brick and mortar stores, but it doesn’t go ‘bad’ in storage so long as you keep moisture away. I am on my second bottle in 20 years, and I bought the second bottle about 3 years ago.

  154. sabretoothed says:

    HR if your butt is gone, its because coritsol is causing it to be burnt away. There must be something causing it?

    I take Copper, Selenium, Manganese, Chromium and boron.

    Boron is also good for pains, it seems to be highly depleted in modern agricultural. It makes the sweetness of fruits. Yellowing on leaves and poor growth is highly dependent on Boron.

  155. sabretoothed says:

    “Female CEO doesn’t want women working…” -EMS

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    “Toxic Femineity” -EMS

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    Women and work :P

  156. sabretoothed says:

    “Fox. Rise of Socialism being underestimated.” -EMS

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    Socialism epidemic

  157. sabretoothed says:

    Delusional disorder is an illness characterized by at least 1 month of delusions but no other psychotic symptoms, according to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). [1] Delusions are false beliefs based on incorrect inference about external reality that persist despite the evidence to the contrary; these beliefs are not ordinarily accepted by other members of the person’s culture or subculture. Delusions can be characterized as persecutory (i.e., belief that one is going to be harmed by an individual, organization or group), referential (i.e., belief that gestures, comments, or environmental cues are directed at oneself), grandiose (i.e., belief that the individual has exceptional abilities, wealth, or fame), erotomanic (i.e., a false belief that another individual is in love with him/her), nihilistic (i.e., a conviction that a major catastrophe will occur), or somatic (i.e., beliefs focused on bodily function or sensation). Because cognitive organization and reality resting are otherwise intact in delusional disorder, it has been described in the literature as “partial psychosis.” [2]

    Nonbizarre delusions are about situations that could occur in real life, such as being followed, being loved, having an infection, and being deceived by one’s spouse. Bizarre delusions are clearly implausible. Delusions that express a loss of control over mind or body are generally considered to be bizarre and include belief that one’s thoughts have been removed by an outside force, that alien thoughts have been put into one’s mind, or that one’s body or actions are being acted on or manipulated by an outside force. [1]

    Making a distinction between a delusion and an overvalued idea is important, the latter representing an unreasonable belief that is not firmly held. [1] Additionally, personal beliefs should be evaluated with great respect to complexity of cultural and religious differences; some cultures have widely accepted beliefs that may be considered delusional in other cultures.

    Unfortunately, patients with delusional disorder do not have good insight into their pathological experiences. Interestingly, despite significant delusions, many other psychosocial abilities remain intact, as if the delusions are circumscribed. Indeed, this is one of the key differences between delusional disorder and other primary psychotic disorders. However, the individual may rarely seek psychiatric help, remain isolated, and often present to internists, surgeons, dermatologists, policemen, and lawyers rather than psychiatrists.

    DSM 5 :P

  158. E.M.Smith says:

    “Hello Climate Change! My but you look all natural today.”

    There, I’ve “addressed Climate Change”, so now we can all live a few more hundred years in peace and safety…

  159. sabretoothed says:

    Alexandra Cortex believes in “Science” so she needs treatment :P
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    “What is Dilusional Disorder” -EMS

  160. sabretoothed says:

    Women cannot do the Gillette ideals

  161. sabretoothed says:

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    “Are Vegans Healthy”. (Yes, they are, if they do it right.) -EMS

  162. sabretoothed says:

    Maybe the industrial Mn2+ is toxic, but the food version is a different form, bit like copper.

    In adult humans, manganese toxicity is a well-recognized occupational hazard. Inhalation of particulate manganese compounds (e.g., manganese dioxide [MnO2] or manganese tetroxide [Mn3O4]) can result in an inflammatory response in the lungs of animals and humans.

    These would be different forms to what is in foods or supplements..?

  163. H.R. says:


    Re loss of butt: I can’t/didn’t lose what I never had 😆

    Re additional links on manganese: Thanks. I never really bothered to look into why manganese worked for the sciatic flare-ups. I get the pain in the nerve strictly around the hip and down into the leg just a little bit, not into the back.

    A woman where I worked was suffering from sciatica and was toughing it out. I gave her a dozen manganese tablets from my stash and it worked a treat for her. Her inflamed sciatic nerve went from her back, through the hip, and further down the leg than my flare-ups. Her flare-ups were more like what was described in the links.

  164. LG says:

    A couple of videos with decently translated English subtitles.

    One video interviews ” gilets jaunes” on the ground.

    The other provides some analysis.

  165. LG says:

    It appears the subtitles no longer loads in the first video.

  166. LG says:

    It seems to me (on a Win 7 Pro) that the mileage varies depending on which browsers I use.
    For the link below, the translated english subtitle appears in the Chrome based family of Browsers, in Opera . No luck in firefox.

  167. LG says:

    So in firefox,
    Clicking on CC button turns on the the English Subtitles.

  168. sabretoothed says:

    article DNA and the pacific

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