OrionNikkaChuhi said: "first woot"
F**king idiot... I bet you didn't even read the damn article... Please do a DI article on First and Second idiots.
Nocturane said: "first!"
Please shut up.
jakegilmore2006 said: "First... I think."
I hate you, and so should you.
techdawg667 said: "2nd! OMG!"
Prince said: "Second!"
Please take a moment to go to hell.
Holy crap... if this isn't the best site I've found in quite some time, I don't know what is. Thank you for this.
"The only side-effect would be rosy cheeks." Bunch of evil motherfucking bastards. To what depths can such corporations sink? Not only did these damned cretins hide the truth, they tainted their reputations too. Syphilis? Are you shitting me? Absolutely appalling.
Really good article though. Very detailed and informative.
My baby sister is there. Myself, my son and her husband one day will join her. Great idea! My sister was just 46 when she passed away a few weeks ago of PPH, so as I speak she is doing what she wanted- helping science. She originally wanted to donate her body in the traditional sense but they didnt want her ravished body. She aldo had Lupus and RA. Her dissapointment in not being wanted by the medical community was squelched when I told her my plans. She jumped on the idea, contacted the body farm here in Texas( even in death we remain Texans) and got the paperwork started. What a noble young woman I had for a sister. I know that one day we will be studied and perhaps someone will recognize the genetic connection.
davidw987 said: "I expect the breaking mechanics would depend on the gravity of a nearby star."
I read this story for the first time when it appeared in condensed form in the Reader's Digest, back when I was a teenager. Soon thereafter I obtained the book KGB, by John Barron, where the full story was told. I have been fascinated by the story ever since.
I was most interested by the statement that Hedy had vanished, and that her ultimate fate is not known, though the witness-protection possibility is certainly a strong one. I have also wondered what happened to the son, and to Mintkenbaugh. Are either still alive?
The Cold War era will continue to intrigue many, irrespective of one's point of view. Ultimately, purloined secrets are valuable only if the subject concerning whom the secrets are obtained is vulnerable in a larger sense. Whether the United States was ever vulnerable to Soviet military conquest, or whether the Soviets even had such an ambition once their system started to congeal, are questions that will fascinate scholars and observers for many years.
I am a SCIENTIST and a poet. MEN can be poets too!!!!!!!!!!!
Winter had no wisdam of teaching how to freeze! But summer had no action on birds who eat the bees.
FERNS are beatiful and (powerful)!!
I've discovered the powerful truths of the CRYSTAL HEXAGRAM that science does not want to speak of. Inside our hypothalmus there is a crystal hexagram. This crystal structure is capabale of receiving certain waves known as ESP- helping you to recieve information from the future sent to help you. If we can get modern science to own up to this FACT we can harness the energy to do good. But people will also be able to use it for selfish reasons. I started working with certain properties of FERN plants that help us secrete the CRYSTAL HEXAGRAMS powerful wisdam. I have figured out ways to potentiate the CRYSTAL HEXAGRAMS powers for yourself. Take several of the "Marattiopsida" FERNS and blend them with beer (or other alchol w/ low content) and consume it in conjunction with melatonin tablet. if you repeat this MEDICATION you will start to have "preminitions." I have PROVEN that this method works.
HELLO all radioactive boy scout DAVID HAHN here again. Long time since my last post been developing new ideas for learning how to detect the time cops- I posted about them before. Maby some of you have had more interest in it lately. If so please send 36.95 to David Charles Hahn 17204 Kingsbrooke CXircle Apartiment #204, Building #19, Clinton Township, Michigan 48038. My secret book will help you to detect whether you are at danger with the time cops. Lately I've been thinking of the beautiful side of a romance on the something side of the things.
I wonder how much radiation pressure would be felt by the mirror, and whether it could be used for trajectory corrections.
If you think this project was a waste of money you don't have a clue! The effort that went into locating these planes was a great undertaking within itself. Recovery of "Glacier Girl" was nothing short of incrediable when you think about it but a great example of "Good Ole Boys" at their very best!
I visited Middlesboro many times during the restoration and met several of the guys responsible for such a great job.
She is a beauty! This is an incrediable aircraft and I hope to see at an air show in the future. Thank you Roy, Bob, Steve and everyone else for making this possible!
It is clever and DI but not so mysterious.
Imagine designing an electronic number display to display some "real life quantity". If the display currently has 3 digits, you can display from 0 to 999, which is 1000 numbers.
If you now add the ability to display a preceding "1", you have doubled the range of numbers (0-1999, which is 2000 numbers). If you enable that extra digit to optionally be a "2", you have only increased your range of numbers by 50%. For 3 it is 33%, for 4 it is 25%, etc. All of this holds no matter how many digits the display had originally. In general, incrementing the upper bound of the first digit yields diminishing returns compared to the range that could already be expressed before the increment.
Since "real life numbers" follow exponential distributions (as opposed to "completely random numbers" which follow uniform distributions over an artificial interval), the percentage by which a digit extends the range is an indication of how likely the digit is to be needed.
Surely this plane was not designed for ramming. Placing the pilot in the prone position would allow him to endure greater g-forces during maneuver (e.g. when pulling out of a dive or going into a dive), but *not* in the direction required to survive ramming. In fact, it drastically reduces his chances of surviving a ram/crash, because the impact will send blood into his head causing ("red-out").
makes me think of Tesla and his pigeons
DI, but I am sure some Soviet LCCs would have been less secure.
"Thermonuclear" normally refers to fusion reactions. Surely that is not what you meant.
Fundamental physical laws of gravity, dynamics and conservation of angular momentum imply that this artificial centrifugal "gravity" would be WAAAY to weak, and that everybody would fall towards Earth 2.0's center of gravity, and hover there in the middle of space (after having overshot and oscillated back and forth for a long time). If anything, we would still be living on the OUTSIDE of this contraption. Perhaps the inventor didn't realize that rotation would slow down as the mass is redistributed away from the center (unless a substantial portion of it is discarded at high speed into space)?
OK, a few corrections:
1. Plantar Warts, not Planter's Warts. Plantar refers to the bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is a swelling of tendons on the bottom of the foot, for example.
2. Many vaccines are administered orally. Several people have the incorrect notion that the stomach acid renders this ineffective, they are wrong.
3. Urine contains almost zero ammonia. It contains urea in chemical equilibrium with uric acid, which, under the right circumstances and over a much longer period of time than it takes for your pee to go down the drain, will be changed into ammonium, which in turn will find an equilibrium state with ammonia dependent on the redox state of the environment.
4. Peeing on your feet does nothing other than make your feet smell like pee. The urea in athletes foot medicine is there only to soften the skin so that the actual medicine can get into the skin.
5. A few people appear unclear about the bacteria in poop. That bacteria is very much alive. Dont eat poop. Seriously. Even your very own poop is dangerously high in bacteria that can make you quite sick.
6. The bacteria in your boogers is dead. The bacteria in vaccines is also dead. This is why they work to prime your immune system to fight off those bugs, without getting you sick. Dead bacteria = good, live bacteria = bad, while not strictly correct (some bacteria are good for you even alive), might be a helpful pneumonic here.
Great article as usual! I love Damn Interesting!
On a side note I really love the addition of the 'Read, Get Ebook and Comment' bar, it's really handy to know if I have enough time to read through the article. It's the little things sometimes.
Hi Mike Hearn,
In your post, dated 13 September 2006 at 11:05 am , you wrote:
"experiments done under controlled conditions have indicated that people can influence the rate of radioactive decay through the power of their mind"
Could you please cite the reference of those experiments ? I am very interested.
Similar to quicksand,sinkholes in bogs and marshes are much more deadly.Being born and bred in Newfoundland and Labrador,I`ve encountered sinkholes countless times,counting the fact that they are in most marshes and bogs on both Provinces.Traditionally,a bog or marsh of NL is a humongous body of murky mud water,ridden with clay,peat,sand,net-like roots,etc,and usually is covered in a network of plants and grass intertwined with each other,forming say a ```sponge`` with the exception of trees.These marshes are home to Bake Apples,and of course sinkholes,except these are no run of the mill sinkholes....more like ``sink-pools``. Here is wiki`s definition of a sinkhole: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinkhole .
Picture that you are on a dirt trail in a bog,and much like quicksand,the top of a sinkhole looks like normal solid ground(some are commonly noticeable).You then walk upon some ground,and suddenly you are submersed up to the groins.Unlike quicksand,a sinkhole will suck an object down almost instantaneously(depending on how solid the ground is. i.e if the ground looks solid,but in fact is water blended into the ground). Of course there are the instances where you can step on the ground without sinking,but with enough effort...you will...almost like playing in the mud.The big difference here is that in a marsh,the chances are solid ground vs soft is greatly overwhelmed do to a mass amount of water..Getting out is just as hard as quicksand and can be much more difficult considering that muck is much heavier than sand.If you don`t have anyone near by and are in a pool of muck.chances are you are screwed(unless the pool is made of up of more water than minerals). During the winter,traveling on a marsh is a brainless endeavour within itself. Although during the spring,summer,and fall seasons,it is safest to walk upon the spongy grass.
For example: Once upon a time while playing upon a marsh.A friend and I were traversing the marsh,during winter by the way.Although we knew the the dangers of a marsh,being kids we had a confidence of being impervious to such dangers.While running around on ice and snow,I so happened to walk upon a soft spot and all of a sudden I lost my footing. Within a second, my right leg was completely submersed in cold,thick muck. It just so happened that my left leg was on solid ground...so I fell to the side leaving myself halfway between safety and almost certain death.Lucky me,my friend was there to reach a hand and helped to pull out my leg. Of course I lost my boot and sock,but was relieved to be free from the clutches of the muck.
Why can't this system be used by governments all over the world?
Hejo said: "If we reverse the roles here (angry white guy who believes the blacks in his life are all racist against him) then we would have had a major news story which would've fit the media narrative of "racist white attacks black co-workers". ...
Not just media narrative, it is because it evokes history. When a black guy attacks a white guy, people tend to take it as a personal fight because blacks haven't dominated whites before and the incident does not fit a formula in the past. i am not saying it is correct in anyway. Doing a little analysis of what the audience thinks. Do I make sense?
white racist/black victim = "sexy news!!" = fits media narrative.
black racist/white victim = "never happens", "don't want to hear it", "you must be a racist for suggesting that blacks can be racist" = does NOT fit media narrative.
Alan Bellows, well done on an well written piece!!"
When whites are the victims, they downplay it. When blacks are the victims, everyone knows about it. It is all down to the victims' willingness to talk about the episode.
I saw the documentary on National Geographic I think.
Sometimes it is the fear of being discriminated that is the problem. If you think people will discriminate, you will act suspicious and generally unfriendly. People will not like you and they will let you know of the fact. You in turn will hate them more and you will probably feel helpless if they have control over your life. Then one day, you get unhinged and do something like what this guy did. It is obviously wrong, but I am answering the most important question here: Why would anybody do this?
"This proves it is possible to fly while hammered.." nice one.
The mole rats and I have something in common - East Africa. Hooray!
I expected the article to be about the Rosetta stone. Oh well, the project will do. It is an awesome idea.
The pandemonium line is hilarious. Way to go! The whole article is wonderful.
1c3d0g said: there's a pretty big difference between a 15 ton bomber flying at ~275 MPH and a 100 ton commercial airliner flying at ~540 MPH slamming into a building... :-/"
The water has it's own stroke in the 6-stroke process, that means it could use a semi-closed water/steam circulation system. Use a separate valve for steam-exhaust into a filter/condensing chamber and route that back into the water system. The water and filter can be periodically changed like motor oil. (I can see the public catching their own rain water to better MPG). I guess my idea might require a radiator and put half the plumbing back into the equation but now it's used to create power as well as cool the engine!
On a side note, this water injection/cooling would also raise the effective octane of all fuels used; this means naturally aspirated engines can use higher compression ratios without requiring premium and turbo cars can safely add more boost! Efficiency = more power, I love it!
I remember watching the second part of this when I got home from school. People in class were talking about it like it a lot and I had to see how it turned out. Found out how he did it much later in life, found him very clever and I had no problem with what he did for the game cause I could, I would have done the same thing.
to the author:How the F*** are you going to drop the name MK Ultra like its as common as saying..oh, I don't know.. "poor journalism"...without letting people know what the f***is up with it? half assed info...or disinfo..
Two Cents from Girth's mission in life seems to be shrinking scrollbars.
Oh the sheep of the 21st century.. Do you honestly believe there are not Daily media blackouts? Do you honestly believe that the government does not carefully script and plan nearly everything seen unrelated to local city/state news?
It's all a big book of manipulation, plain and simple the American public is carefully guided
Isn't it possible to make the liquid telescope look in other directions by placing normal, angled mirrors above it?
THANKS FOR RESETING MY PASSWORD. RW
HE IS A HERO, WHO WOULD THINK OF PUSHING ANOTHER AIRCRAFT? (THIS SOUNDS LIKE TIMES WHEN I OWNED AN OLDER CAR.) NEXT TIME I FLY, I WILL REMEMBER THE TRICK, THE GUY IN FRONT MAY HAVE A DEAD BATTERY.
amesegenalehu. des yemil minebab new. No, it is not the English word 'new'.
I saw in the article researchers aren't sure what environmental impact influenced there cancer immunity. this reminded me of an issue that Tasmanian devils are currently having. where they are so closely related they are transmitting cancer to each other. given that the mole rates are incredibly genetically similar, maybe even more so then Tasmanian devils. there cancer immunity may stem from combating similar cancer outbreaks in there population in the past. just some more brain food for ya.
Tasmanian devil cancer link :
Thanks. Interesting once again. The story of Alexander was particularly so. Enough so that I was tempted to imagine this article framed by his story, starting with his predictions and then the later discoveries and modern investigations. But, just me wondering.
As no one has plugged it yet, the "hairless, oddly-reproducing outliers... of evolution" that are biologists had me laughing. Thanks again.
modulate your amplitude...ha! you're funny...dude.
registered...and this article is DI...totally...dude.
It's common in most reporting of "old Bang-Bang" to see lots of poetic license,
The 4000 ton ship used .1 kt bombs at lift-off, and maybe ,4 kt in space. Hardly the "huge mushroom cloud forming thousands of times brighter than the noon Sun" spectacle writers seem to be so fond of.
In space, Dyson said there would be a tiny brief barely visible flash as the bomb went off, followed a few thousandths of a second later by a building flare as the plasma piled up on the pusher plate.
Also, It could be clarified that assembling it in space and using it only in space, high orbit or above, would eliminate ALL environmental concerns -except the bomb-making industry, and without the Cold War impetus to 'damn the pollution, full speed ahead", I like to think we as a species are smart enough to handle fissionable fuels cleanly and responsibly.
It's also interesting to point out that though .1C is lousy performance for an interstellar ship, it's just fine for opening the solar system. Colonies in the Oort halo at 500AU or so would not be out of touch with ships like this that could make the run in a few years. The colonies only need to provide the propellant to go into the ships' bomb/thrust-pulse units (about 90% of the total "expended" mass of the rocket.)
illiotibial said: "I think the alien theory is about the most unintelligent things I have ever heard. First of all, how did he get here? 2nd, why would an alien go for women? 3rd, what are the odds of an alien from a planet whose environment was so different from that of earth have a human appearance and stature?"
1. UFOs, Spaceships, whatever E.Ts use (we'll probably never know). He may have wanted to stay behind and let his own species leave without him.
2. He went for men too, though only slapping them. It's been psychologically proven that being in an atmosphere different from your own makes you go funny in the head (When Neil and his gang landed on the moon, they started laughing insanely, and it wasn't necessarily because of what they had achieved, but because the unfamiliar atmosphere was doing things to their heads. Jack was also known to be laughing insanely) There's hundreds of reasons why he may of chosen to go specifically for women, maybe one of them was because he found them vulnerable/easier to terrorize and doing this amused him. Also, Most know the astronauts can't walk on the moon due to the fact humans are too powerful for the moon's gravity, so they have to jump, and they could jump quite easily up to 30 ft. (Jack was reported to have usually been jumping up to 25 ft) Maybe Jack's own gravity was different, which is why he was leaping all over the place, maybe his planet is bigger and has a higher gravitational pull, being reared in this environment would make Jack experience the earth as a low-gravity world, again like we do the moon.
3. Just because of Atmosphere and Gravity, doesn't mean his environment has to be too different from ours, and also just because of his basic human appearance, doesn't mean he has to come from a similar environment. And why does everyone think aliens have to be these green skinned brown eyed creatures? And no, Jack wasn't described as too human looking. yes, he had four limbs and a pair of eyes (which were said to glow like two fiery balls, suggesting he's from somewhere nocturnal) but he was always described as 'unhuman-like' and 'Hideous' or simply just 'strange looking'. Maybe Jack didn't look human, perhaps his appearance was fake, a disguise/costume he made to try and look as human as possible.
As for the 'blue-fire', it probably wasn't fire at all. (No singes or scorch marks were reported on the victims) probably blue phosphor (only explanation I can find). Many of our species on earth have bio-luminescence, which means they can radiate light through the actions of some of the compounds in their metabolism. (One example would probably be the glow worm) Spring-Heeled Jack (if he were alien) could of had the ability to create bio-electricity, which means his breathing system could of been electrically charged, which would explain why his victims would have fits after he breathed the blue gas into their faces. Species like the electric-eel can do this and can create a paralyzing shock of up to 600 volts.
Also from all that I've read, the sightings of him went past the human life-span (or the adult life-span at least). This destroys the mad-inventor theory (which would be tough theory anyway considering springs can break your ankles) because obviously Jack couldn't of started as a child. The 'Inventor' would of had to of been an adult, and that adult would of become too old to do it eventually. You could say that maybe some people had picked up on the gadgets or perhaps there was a son who carried out Jack's work if he were an inventor, but then why would they go around attacking people anyway? Any inventor would rather find a way to make money out of it than to go around terrorizing people just for fun, and if it was someone mentally retarded, then they wouldn't of had the intelligence to build springs like that,
Another fact is that the Victorians didn't have time to go prancing around attacking people, even at night time, they needed long sleep for all the work they had to do, as the Victorian era wasn't as lavish as today, only the richest could spend time on hobbies, and again if it was an Inventor, like anyone, they'd want to make money out of their inventions. Also why haven't scientists and modern inventors come up with springs capable of launching you 25 ft into the air. There was also the case of World War II, where the Germans put springs in the heels of their boots, and ended up breaking their ankles, so there's all evidence of springs and spring-like substances not being able to launch you too far without breaking something.
So, I'm with the alien hypothesis, because it's the only thing that seems to fit logically.
I'd like to mention that Pinoakkeo's link seems to have disappeared.
The NIMH's updated page about ADHD is now located on http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/index.shtml.
Additional ADHD related article published recently: http://searchwithmylife.com/the-hidden-price-of-adhd/
Yes, it seems that Her Majesty suckles very young pups in rotation before they are old enough to be weaned and cared for by other colony members. Because she's pampered and well fed herself, she can spare the time and nutritional resources for an intense breastfeeding schedule. Interestingly, mole rat pups have a correspondingly laid back attitude to feeding— despite the nipple shortage, they appreciate there's plenty to go round and wait patiently in turn without the frenzied jostling that other species' young undergo at suckling time:
Foo--the HTML version of that link didn't work right. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagina_dentata for the discussion of the "vagina dentata".
(from this article) "Relieved of pupcare duties by her celibate minions, she can concentrate on breeding rather than nursing. Almost uniquely among mammals, naked mole rat queens can therefore have litter sizes larger than the number of nipples available for suckling."
(from the Wikipedia article) "The queen nurses them for the first month; after which the other members of the colony feed them feces until they are old enough to eat solid food."
Does the queen then nurse the pups in rotation, I wonder, if she has more pups than nipples? The worker females should not be able to personally help with nursing, since (I presume) they are like other mammals in that their mammary glands are not activated unless they have been pregnant.
Matt, Alan, others -- do you know?
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lydokane, your image reminds me, in a way, of the (fortunately) mythical <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagina_dentata"vagina dentata"....
One time I forgot to take my condom off before falling asleep. Those things remind me of what I was looking at the next afternoon (only they have teeth).
Damn good article :)
matthew1701 said: "IMADR said: "Great article! but there is one sentence I can't make sense of:"To date, researchers have noted neither flickers of lightning nor a stirring Queen soundtrack alongside this surprising physiological process."Is there a word missing? or and I just retarded"
this was the reference to "highlander" that HiEv was talking about. In that movie when 1 immortal killed another it was always followed by lightning striking the winner..."
this was the reference to "highlander" that HiEv was talking about. In that movie when 1 immortal killed another it was always followed by lightning striking the winner..."
To expand, the repeated phrase in the movie is "There can only be one", referencing the tournament amoung the Immortals until there was only one left alive (much like the fight between the molerats). Also, Queen did the awesome soundtrack.
And I appluad the unexpected reference.
IMADR said: "Great article! but there is one sentence I can't make sense of:"To date, researchers have noted neither flickers of lightning nor a stirring Queen soundtrack alongside this surprising physiological process."Is there a word missing? or and I just retarded"
this was the reference to "highlander" that HiEv was talking about. In that movie when 1 immortal killed another it was always followed by lightning striking the winner...
Great article! but there is one sentence I can't make sense of:
"To date, researchers have noted neither flickers of lightning nor a stirring Queen soundtrack alongside this surprising physiological process."
Is there a word missing? or and I just retarded
Interesting article, well done!
It's generally accepted now, in 2013, that fracking causes earthquakes, via the pumping of wastewater into the ground. That doesn't really match up with the process that justanothername was describing ... but I'd like to think he was a just a slightly confused time traveler sent back to warn 2005 about fracking.
Hey, I noticed some site updates recently and I was hoping that it foreshadowed some new entries in the Damn Interesting catalog. Yay! :-)
Anyways, fascinating stuff. Everything from the insect-like social behavior, to the physiological pluses and minuses, and especially the fact that they were predicted to exist. Damn interesting, indeed.
The oblique Highlander reference was nice, but the article still needs a picture of Rufus from "Kim Possible". ;-)
Good work, can't wait for more.
Nice article. I've known about naked mole rats for years, but I had no idea about their anti-cancer ability or the pain and hypoxia tolerance.
First... I think.
As we were working on this article, the frequently excellent Ze Frank released a stimulating video on the naked mole rat, as can be seen here:
Very Tidy indeed!
Welcome to the crew.
Now. More please?
John said: "Albert Einstein actually had an enlarged Parietal Lobe, where the visual spatial thinking resides. There is some thought amongst klinefelters (genetically 47XXY) (whom also have an enlarged parietal lobe), that Einstein, was a 47XXY (mosaic)."
can u put that in english please
i read from a article online that they took his eyes too and gave them to his eye doctor but i dont know if what they said was true and was his brain not a normal size when he was born or was him thinking more cause it to grow cuz i read books on him and it said even when he was born he had a odd shaped head thats why they said he looked like he was stupid and wouldnt talk but what people dont know is that he didnt want to talk untill he knew how to talk in compleat sentences and was putting them together in his mind
i think the fact that they didnt pick up another signal like it again after searching for another 20 years suggests that the wow signal did indeed come from something outside our solar system
if it was a radio signal that bounced off of something in space wouldnt they have picked up something again after 20 years of searching again?
The Russians are The Great!
Damn shame lots of minors that came from all over the country to work this project, got lay off slips with short notice.I know, I was one of them. I can name most of the minors in these pictures. We all invested lots of money to move our families to Waxahachie, bought homes. Then with a whim the goverment shut it down. We was ahead of schedule and below budget. We needed about 6 months more to give them all the tunnel work. Then they would of had a usable product, now they just got useless huge holes in the ground.
Jct: Looks like the Bitcoin Tulip bubble is about to pop.
I have one statement and one question:
Tesla is most absolutely a genius and way ahead of his time.
Who gets to pay for the energy generation that the tower would have given away for free?
I look at the clock every 10:22..which is also my birthday. So i figured this may be my lucky number (1022). Its gets very interesting to knw that everytime i use this number for eg. A lottery or draw......I LOSE! Am serious
I personally believe we're in a far off, dusty and distant corner of the Universe (re Douglas Adams) we're not as important or as intelligent as we feel we are...
As for hostile Aliens, i don't believe that, everything they could ever need is just floating around in Space, if they have the tech to get here then they have the tech to gain any resource they need... they see us, they just don't want to be near us... and who could blame them?
I hate to be "that guy," but it should be styled simply The Medal of Honor, not The "Congressional" Medal of Honor. Many veterans would be less courteous about this, it tends to get people riled up.
Otherwise, I thought the article was pretty damn interesting.
The concept is called "Law of attraction". One of the 4 laws of creation. Read book called "The power of now"
one more thing, if canada is attacked for any reason, who ever they be, they would have the world to deal with, and im not talking about the people who sit back at the're homes watching from the side lines.
To all who commented or will comment:
the U.S. had this planned out against the british, a long time ago, now, the U.S. and england work togather, regardless of peoples views, canada was a view point for both sides at the time, one, england already seen it as there own, 2, the U.S. was right beside it, seeing it as a vantage point for england, canada is beside the u.s. from englands point of view, if the u.s. and england had at it, none would have a choice to to use canada as a protection/vantage point, its nothing against canada and its people, and to point out a very importent fact, the people of canada would not take orders from england or the u.s. if the orders were about invading anyone!, canada is about peace, not war, if they have to, they will protect, and they will Fight!, they are not dumb hippies gaging on syrup as most see them, canada would be the third party standing in the middle with both arms up at the both of them, saying "What the fuck! do you two think you are doing!", canada does not pick sides, canada will forever be upon those who need protection, the victims, the inslaved, canada will always be against those who take!, those murder, and those who inslave.
Canada Is Of Everyone!, "Canada Are The People".
Great Article! Keep up the good work!
I've been confirmed to exhibit alexithymia by multiple psychiatrists and I can say from experience, the person who wrote this article and almost all of the people who've commented DO NOT have a correct understanding of what alexithymia actually is.
Let me make this clear:
ALEXITHYMIA HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH AN INABILITY TO FEEL EMOTION. THAT IS CALLED A BLUNTED OR NUMBED AFFECT AND IT IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
Alexithymia is instead a difficulty or inability to connect the abstract feelings from the emotional regions of the brain with the higher functioning, logical regions on the separate hemisphere in order to adequately form a conscious comprehension of the feelings being experienced. PEOPLE WITH ALEXITHYMIA STILL FEEL EMOTIONS AS STRONGLY AS THEY WOULD WITHOUT IT. Trust me, I'm also severely Bipolar. I still experience the uncontrollable overwhelming emotional feelings typical of mood disorders. I just have difficulty consciously understanding what I'm feeling and I cannot describe them in words that adequately explain what they feel like. It's as if they are infinitely complex and cannot be communicated in any way humanly possible. Combined with extreme mood swings, I'd become delusional and then would become so overwhelmingly confused, I'd just fall into catatonia for sometimes a couple weeks at a time and since it's not a typical psychosis, was completely unresponsive to medication. I literally have to purposely dull my emotions to keep that from happening.
Great article Mr. Hildebrand, looking forward to the next one.
Do they know what determines which ones become brain-changers and which don't?"
From the article: "Most of the parasites make their way to the abdomen, but a few take a detour which leads them to the insect's nerve center, where they use mysterious methods to establish overpowering influence."
I would assume the brain-changers are the ones that actually make it to the brain, and the ones that go to the abdomen are the ones that reproduce in the cow.
Idiot u need to control the brain of the insect to get on the leaf to be eaten by a cow
Any word on Robert Jr.? Did he die in prison? Still in prison? Out?
We give blood for free to REDCROSS, but they refuse to give blood to greece unless they can get money!!! boycott corrupt redcross!
Redcross not in it to save lives, just make a profit... They say no blood to those in need, in Greece, unless they can get paid so much money! They say the blood you give them to save lives is a resource for them to make profit!! ie redcross says money is more important than lives!
Whoo, now this is one damn interesting story. This is not something they will tell you in history class, portraying the US with a weakness so absolute, that the DoD says the consequences could have been fatal had war broken out with the Soviets. And all because some kid was pissed they put him behind a desk.
Damn interesting indeed.
If you are ever in Halifax and want to find the best viewing plane of where the accident happened you need to go to the monument at Fort Needham park in the North end. From there you can picture everything, and behind you is the Hydrostone, the first federally funded housing project to house displaced residents form the halifax explosion. Today the Hydrostone is one of the most coveted neighbourhoods in the city.
Very nice. I did found a few errors, but its fine. Welcome aboard.
I wish we knew better about what was going on between him and his son. But I can imagine: being left in a foster home and knowing your father is a traitor and may have caused the dead of some of your friends. It's something to stab for.
What an ending! Real life spy stories are never the glamourous, action-filled stuff of Mr. B,JB, but this one had its elegant touches...the cognac...the femme fou-tale...and the stabbing in the chest! Didn't see that coming!
Great read! Bravo!
It's amazing what people would do for a few thousand dollars.
Just remember "their" traitors are "our" heroes - and vice versa.
I'm sure the Russians thought similarly about Nosenko."
I suppose it's a matter of semantics (or politics) whether the USSR was technically an enemy. (Does a state of war have to exist, for such definition?) If so, then Johnson's activities were indeed treasonous.
Convicting him of treason might have been difficult, though, considering that few Americans knew of his deeds, and fewer were in a condition to testify. His wife's irregular mental state might disqualify her, for instance.
One wonders how much this may have actually helped stabilize the world, since the old Soviet Union certainly lagged behind the US in many areas. This intelligence helped make the two closer to being equal superpowers and make the USSR more aware of how far behind they were and how bad it would be if they attacked. The intelligence didn't give them the upper hand, so much as it helped give them equal footing.
In any case, it was a dangerous time in world politics, and we're lucky we pulled through intact.
clarkbhm said: "A fitting end to a disgusting person... Thanks for the article!"
Just remember "their" traitors are "our" heroes - and vice versa.
I'm sure the Russians thought similarly about Nosenko.
Well, disgusting person, is debatable at least. In any case, DI!
A fitting end to a disgusting person... Thanks for the article!
Thanks! And regarding Hedwig, none of the sources I could find mentioned what happened to her beyond her confession to the FBI. If I had to guess I'd say she probably disappeared into some manner of witness protection program so that the KGB couldn't off her in retaliation. I can't imagine that they were very happy with her spilling the beans on their star spy.
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