Fireball

NASA map downplays sharp rise in meteor fireball impacts over last 20 years

NASA map downplays sharp rise in meteor fireball impacts over last 20 years
NASA's Near Earth Object (NEO) Program published a diagram a few days ago, showing 556 mapped comet/asteroid fragment impacts on Earth over the last 20 years (see above). NASA says it's based on data gathered from 1994-2013 on small asteroids impacting Earth's atmosphere to create 'fireballs', adding that "the sizes of yellow dots (daytime impacts) and blue dots (nighttime impacts) are proportional to the optical radiated energy of impacts...
Take 2

The World is run by fools, and we let them

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Dumb and Dumber To, the sequel after 20 years, was released recently. Unfortunately for Jim and Jeff and the Farrelly brothers, unintended humor will always be funnier than the scripted kind, no matter how hard Hollywood tries. Case in point: the Dumber slapstick was easily upstaged over the past few days by the G20 summit in Brisbane. Not only did the pedantic Anglo-Saxon power hungry freak show of Harper, Cameron and Abbott (nobody even...
Propaganda

The "Putin is isolated" story is untrue, stupid, and just plain dangerous

The "Putin is isolated" story is untrue, stupid, and just plain dangerous
These headlines are silly:India Times - Barack Obama says Russia will remain isolated if it continues to destabilise UkraineYahoo - Cameron warns Russia of isolation, further sanctions over UkraineLA Times - Putin faces isolation at G-20 conferenceNY Times - Putin Gets a Cool Reception From G-20Vice - World Leaders Snub Putin at G20, Exile Him to 'Social Siberia'Reuters - G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated...
Alarm Clock

Historical Cycles: Are we doomed to repeat the past?

Historical Cycles: Are we doomed to repeat the past?
An extremely important and concise explanation of the cycles of history, their stages, how they proceed and end. Author of the Art of Urban Survival and Defense against the Psychopath, Stefan Verstappen makes the case that we are currently in the final stage of our cycle of history, defined, like all others, by chaos across all areas of our civilization. Historically, only small groups of people survived such periods of destruction, and they...

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