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  • After botched launch, orbiting atomic clocks confirm Einstein’s theory of relativity

    12/07/2018 12:39:21 PM PST · by ETL · 75 replies ^ | Dec 7, 2018 | Adrian Cho
    Making lemonade from lemons, two teams of physicists have used data from misguided satellites to put Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity, the general theory of relativity, to an unexpected test. The opportunistic experiment confirms to unprecedented precision a key prediction of the theory—that time ticks slower near a massive body like Earth than it does farther away. As Einstein explained, gravity arises because massive bodies warp space-time. Free-falling objects follow the straightest possible paths in that curved space-time, which to us appear as the parabolic arc of a thrown ball or the circular or elliptical orbit of a satellite. As...
  • Philip K. Dick’s “Electric Dreams” on Amazon (spoilers)

    01/27/2018 2:10:08 PM PST · by pabianice · 32 replies
    Amazon TV | 1/27/18 | Vanity
    Amazon Productions has just released season 1 of “Electric Dreams.” Allegedly based upon Dick’s short stories and produced somewhere in Europe, it is a vastly disappointing mishmash. Badly written by screenwriters, incoherently directed, and produced apparently by people who don’t know a hologram from a hamster, it is, IMHO, the biggest Amazon TV disappointment of the year. Amazon, which is about to release season 3 of the excellent Dick's “Man in the High Castle,” has gone way off the rails with “Electric Dreams.” How could they have screwed up this badly? “Electric Dreams” has no understanding of scifi or of...
  • Weather manipulation.

    12/03/2016 8:51:21 AM PST · by Tigen · 37 replies
    Wunderground. Com ^ | Weather Underground
    Look at weather map for anomaly coming from Ft Smith AR
  • A Rhode Island Dad Caught Video of a Ghost in a Park

    07/31/2016 8:11:56 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 44 replies
    Destination America ^ | July 25, 2016 | The Hauntist
    It wouldn't be a stretch of the truth to say that everyone enjoys a nice trip to the park. Kids. Adults. Lovers. Families. Even ghosts. Rhode Island resident Scott Denton has supposed proof of the latter in the form of a one minute and 20-second video of what appears to be a ghost on a swing while he and his children watch in terror from the safety of their truck. The video, which Denton posted to social media on June 28, now has well over six million views. Video at website.
  • Ken Starr Faceplants When Confronted With Email Showing He Was Told About Rape At Baylor

    06/03/2016 11:35:58 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 22 replies
    06/03/2016 | Diana Moskovitz
    The Ken Starr (yes, that Ken Starr) image rehabilitation tour has begun, with Starr joining the calls for transparency from Baylor’s Board of Regents. He’s urging the regents to release the full Pepper Hamilton report into how Baylor created a culture so blind that administrators believed rape “doesn’t happen here” and so toxic that women who reported they were assaulted were put through hell. Starr’s even gone so far as to say he resigned as chancellor so he could speak more freely about what happened at the university.
  • * VANITY * He Saved 669 Children During The Holocaust… * VANITY *

    04/28/2016 12:04:42 PM PDT · by knarf · 10 replies
    FB ^ | April 28, 2016 | knarf
    I received this in my FB today and it's only a couple of minutes
  • Trump Says His 'Rich' Muslim Friends Could Enter Country Under A Ban

    When pressed by Matthews, Trump added, "I have, actually, believe it or not, I have a lot of friends that are Muslim and they call me. In most cases, they're very rich Muslims." "But do they get into the country?" Matthews then asked. "Oh, they'll come in," Trump responded, later adding that the ban will have exceptions.
  • A Third Party Run, Don? Treated Unfairlly??

    08/09/2015 8:02:46 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 109 replies
    Self | AUgust 9, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
    one word! DON'T
  • The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension

    08/08/2014 10:53:11 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies ^ | August 5 | Paul Halpern
    When he died on September 7, 2012, theoretical physicist Claud W. Lovelace left behind a house filled with parakeets. With no family or close companions, the eccentric Rutgers professor loved to be surrounded by his colorful fine-feathered friends and listen to classical music as he contemplated the nuances of unified field theory. A loner not particularly close to his colleagues, members of the Physics and Astronomy department were astounded and delighted when he willed his entire fortune of $1.5 million to it. The funds were used to help establish endowed positions in practical fields of physics, a far cry from...
  • Did Boehner have anything to do with Allen West's redistricting?

    12/07/2012 7:14:40 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 19 replies
    FLORIDA’S GOP ESTABLISHMENT TRYING TO REDISTRICT ALLEN WEST OUT OF A SEAT? - January 31st, 2012Allen West: House GOP leadership ‘sold us down the road’ for ‘pathetic policy’ - January 06, 2012
  • Life in the debate: Obama “inaudible”

    10/04/2012 9:50:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 10.4.2012 | Jill Stanek
    Everyone’s talking about the presidential debate this morning, so I thought I’d open up the conversation here. I loved this photo on, taken afterward. Click to enlarge… Here are close-ups of the facial expressions, lol. Click both photos to enlarge… There wasn’t much said on the life issue last night, although President Obama did make a strange comparison between Wall Street reform and living wills: We stepped in and had the toughest reforms on Wall Street since the 1930s. We said you’ve got – banks, you’ve got to raise your capital requirements. You can’t engage in some of this...
  • Firefox 13 - So far, I like it!

    06/06/2012 10:33:40 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 16 replies
    vanity | FreeAtlanta
    Just got the update to FF 13. The first things I noticed was when I hit the new tab, it had updated sample pages of a bunch of my previously visited pages. You can click on one, or do your normal url thing. Very cool.The next thing I noticed was when I got on Free Republic. I use the mouse wheel to scroll down, and it seems a lot smoother. There is a flicker, but the smoothness is worth a little flicker. Maybe, the scrolling thing is just my imagination. I need to go get some sleep. :-)
  • Man entombed for 27 years in chimney to get funeral

    08/12/2011 3:43:34 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 65 replies
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 8-12-11
    ABBEVILLE, La. — The narrow, brick chimney of a Louisiana bank became his tomb for 27 years and now Joseph Schexnider will be laid to rest Sunday in a proper grave with a proper farewell by his family. Still, his brother Robert wonders, how did he wind up in that chimney? Didn't anyone hear any cries for help? Was it a robbery attempt gone awry, an accident or something more sinister?... [snip] "Everybody has an opinion," said Lt. David Hardy, chief of investigations for the Abbeville Police Department. "But no one has evidence to say one way or another." If...
  • NYTimes explains why unemployed masses are unseen

    07/14/2011 1:07:33 PM PDT · by defendit · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | July, 9, 2011 | Catherine Rampell
    AKA "Somehow, the Unemployed Became Invisible" Here's the key paragraph: "Why populist anger over the poor economy is leaning right, rather than left this time around is a bit of a mystery. Perhaps it is because Democrats, traditional friends of labor, control the White House and the Senate."
  • mailing a book overseas

    05/19/2011 8:24:10 AM PDT · by it_ürür · 19 replies · 2+ views
    vanity ^ | May 19, 2011 | self
    I would like to send hard copies of my recently-published book How to Mend a Broken World to friends in the Turkish Republic. It's a small (8 x 5.25 inch, 200 page) paperback book. What's the cheapest way to mail this item? Thanks, FRiends!
  • vanity = where did i leave that band?

    03/24/2011 3:00:02 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 9 replies
    03 24 11
    I've been cleaning up around the house and, for the life of me, I can't find any musical bands or combos who complained about GWB's wars. Has any one seen them?
  • Naming a son Barack Hussein Obama was illegal under Hawaii Law in 1961

    01/21/2011 10:43:11 PM PST · by bushpilot1 · 121 replies
    Google Books ^ | 1860 | Hawaiian Government
    Section 2. All children born in wedlock after the passage of this Act shall have their father’s name as a family name. They shall, besides, have a Christian name suitable to their sex. Section 3.. All illegitimate children born after the passage of this Act shall have their mother’s name as a family name. They shall, besides, have a. Christian name suitable to their sex. This law was in effect until 1967. Barack and Hussein are Semitic words, they are not Christian. They are not from the English language. How is it possible the birth certificate displayed is legal when...
  • The Landlady's Tale

    10/30/2009 10:23:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies · 2,505+ views
    10/31/2009 | Swordmaker
    The following story was told to me by the woman who rented my parents their first home in California when they moved to Sacramento in 1939. A devout Catholic (so much so that although she had been divorced by her husband, she did not consider the divorce valid and did not remarry until her husband died many years later) the landlady swore on her Bible, in front of my sister and me after she told us the story, that it was absolutely true. She was quite serious about it. In the 1970s, I personally confirmed some of the more mundane...
  • Vanity: Ghosts, Ouija Boards, the Paranormal, and God

    10/27/2009 11:10:27 AM PDT · by Debacled · 84 replies · 3,079+ views
    With Halloween only a few days away, discussion of the paranormal is a staple of the creepy holiday each year. Anybody have any interesting anecdotes about their experiences with hauntings, Ouija boards, and ghosts? Even aside from the typical Halloween characters, have you encountered situations that you think were direct interventions from God? Anyone want to share their paranormal stories?
  • Dimensional Door - Freeople Thread 35

    10/20/2009 5:57:42 PM PDT · by Mo1 · 1,807 replies · 11,178+ views
    Today | Mo