Wednesday, March 12, 2014

How Criminally Stupid Are They?

Summing Up, Then

Black Obesity Cause? Racism



Once upon a time, Americans believed that G-d was the First Cause of the universe. Then along came the left and Racism became the new First Cause of the universe.

In the Unified Field Theory of Racism, everything was caused by racism.

If America went to war, it was because it was racist. If it didn’t go to war, it was because it was racist. Even Global Warming was ultimately caused by the racist disregard of Americans for the Third World.

The study only measures perceptions of racism, not actual racism, but again that’s a distinction that long ago went out the window in research studies. And that assumes these numbers are even valid. There’s no reason to believe that they are.
And obesity? Obviously racism.

Frequent experiences of racism are associated with a higher risk of obesity among African American women, a new study claims.

Scientists found that women who were more frequently victimized for their race, were more likely to be obese.

The Black Women’s Health Study collected information on experiences of racism, height and weight and other lifestyle factors via biennial questionnaires.

The participants were asked in 1997 and in 2009 to rate the frequency of ‘everyday’ experiences of racism, such as receiving poorer service in restaurants and if they had been treated unfairly because of their race in their job, in housing or by the police.

Women who reported more lifetime racism were also at increased risk of obesity, according to the study, which was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

There was a time when researchers knew the difference between correlation and causation. That long ago went out the window. Correlation is treated as causation. If two things overlap, then one must cause the other. And since obesity can’t cause racism, racism must cause obesity. [Full Fatness]

Murican Problem Causation
Tea Party
Boned JelloRacism

Chelsea Handler Goes Nuclear On Piers

Rodney Dangerfield built a comic career around jokes about not
getting any respect and was loved by millions. Piers Morgan has
turned into a joke who doesn't get any respect. T.Mann

Who Dat?

  My online footprint at the time was far less hip, being on AOL, and all...
Hint: Kim du Toit with—ahem


Free Power

TECHNO THRILLS                               


 If your car was powered by thorium, you would never need to refuel it. The vehicle would burn out long before the chemical did. The thorium would last so long, in fact, it would probably outlive you.

That’s why a company called Laser Power Systems has created a concept for a thorium-powered car engine. The element is radioactive, and the team uses bits of it to build a laserbeam that heats water, produces steam, and powers an energy-producing turbine.

Thorium is one of the most dense materials on the planet. A small sample of it packs 20 million times more energy than a similarly-sized sample of coal, making it an ideal energy source.

The thing is, Dr. Charles Stevens, the CEO of Laser Power Systems, told Mashable that thorium engines won’t be in cars anytime soon.

“Cars are not our primary interest,” Stevens said. ”The automakers don’t want to buy them.”

He said too much of the automobile industry is focused on making money off of gas engines, and it will take at least a couple decades for thorium technology to be used enough in other industries that vehicle manufacturers will begin to consider revamping the way they think about engines.

“We’re building this to power the rest of the world,” Stevens said. He believes a thorium turbine about the size of an air conditioning unit could more provide cheap power for whole restaurants, hotels, office buildings, even small towns in areas of the world without electricity. At some point, thorium could power individual homes.

Stevens understands that people may be wary of Thorium because it is radioactive — but any such worry would be unfounded.

“The radiation that we develop off of one of these things can be shielded by a single sheet off of aluminum foil,” Stevens said.” ”You will get more radiation from one of those dental X-rays than this.”



Back in the day I was one of a billion kids who built this model of the yet to be launched nuclear submarine Nautilus. Memory says it was a Revell kit, but evidently not.  I also have a vague remembrance of a controversy over how the model maker was able to get the very accurate exterior plans of this top secret boat, but can't find any supporting documents.  But that's not what  I'm writing about.

The peaceful use of atomic power was a very big deal  in the 1950s.   One of the more promising predictions was that  nuclear powered electricity would become a virtually free commodity.  Woot-Woo! People believed it.  Were we naive back then, or what?

 Think of the geopolitical consequences if, today, you discovered that adding a cup of sand,  ½ oz. of urine, and some eye of newt to a thousand gallons of seawater would produce1000 gallons 98 Octane gasoline. If you were foolish enough to demonstrate the finished product—without divulging the formula—I suspect you'd be lucky to make it to the weekend before succumbing to a sudden heart attack, or freak boating accident. 

So, even if a  thorium-powered car engine proved to be safe and doable, guess what?  Won't happen. For one thing, the Arab's power and influence would revert back to the 18th century model.  The world economy would convulse.  So, if you ever find some successful alchemy that replaces a need for oil, release the formula before the Feds can find a way to tax it (no way,  that) stop it.  

Windows 3.1

 1995 - WIN 3.1

Where were you?  Bill Clinton was just getting to know Monica in the Biblical sense.

House of Tards



I can't be bothered



This is the crap I have on the table since yesterday.  I can't keep up.  Here's today's puzzle.  Using "Search Google for this picture," can anyone find the story behind each pic  and save me the bother?  So I can go back to watching The Borgias.   I'm guessing only one in ten will even know what I'm about here, especially if you don't use Chrome.