Apropos of today's main blog, M.W. submitted this one:
Brief thoughts (e.g. 100 words or less).
There were a lot of good articles this week that didn't make the "final cut" but they're definitely worth passing along for your perusal. Thanks to K.M., V.T., S.D.H., M.W., K.L. and many others who contributed these:
And last but not least, Italian cold-fusion scientist Andrea Rossi is reporting a long sustained reaction with more electricity than heat:
Again, as always, a big thank you to all of you sharing articles and comments and speculations that drive this website. This one was spotted by B.H.:
This one intrigues me because Mr. Dawkins, with whom I once briefly tangled at the Oxford Union Society, appears to be reassessing things:
And S.D. shared this (grizzly) news:
V.T. spotted this one about the death watch for Deutsche Bank:
R.M. saw this one, and with the recent multi-billion dollar sale of Airbus aircraft to India, and now this, America's role in civilian and military aerospace and aircraft will now face some serious competition from Messerschmi... er... I mean... Airbus:
C.M. found this one and it's enough to make you get angry:
And speaking of space, G.C. spotted this one:
As you might have guessed, this week there were plenty of honorable mentions, but at the top is a whimsical set of obituaries shared by B.A. ...yes, obituaries:
V.T. saw this one on the "more dumbest" generation:
And maybe this is why:
This quackademic story was spotted by "B":
And R.M. shared this RT Ope-ed about the California black out & fires dystopia:
K.M. spotted this about the rediscovery of Tablet 5 of Gilgamesh:
Apropos of today's main blog, there's this little video shared by V.T., and taken by a Californian:
Russian President Vladimir Putin recently visited the (out)House of Saud, where he was feted with what has to be the world's worst performance of the Russian national anthem by a Saudi... "ensemble de bruit". Vlad, when your teeth stop grinding, here's a thought: the next time some princeling from the (out)House of Saud visits Russia, why not return the favor? Just a thought...
As I mentioned in Thursday's News and Views, the likelihood is I will have to travel for a couple of days, and this will mean there will likely be no blogs for at least a couple of days next week. I will however have my laptop with me to keep an eye on the website and to sort articles coming in. Accordingly I'm moving this week's honorable mentions up from Saturday to today. Thanks for your patience folks. Thanks to V.T., M.H., H.A.H., B.H., and S.D. who shared the following articles:
Is this photoshopped? or real?
And some California fires theories:
And a contrary opinion:
P.S.J. and V.T. both shared this: Harold Bloom died at 89. With his death, we've lost one of the last sane voices in Amairikuhn quackademia:
Apropos of today's main blog, here is the full length video on solar forcing, and as you watch this, keep thinking "ionospheric heaters" and "chemtrails":
Hi folks! I want to give you an update on what's going on. I'm feeling better, and I am planning to have the vidchat which is scheduled for this Friday at 2PM US Central time. However, there may not be a News and Views tomorrow as there is a prediction of severe weather, which will put Shiloh into a tizzy and perhaps both of us into the storm shelter.
There were a lot of stories this week that made the Honorable Mentions list. Thanks to A.C.M., K.J., S.D., P.T.,
Notice anything unusual about the gold bullion in this story?