Defeated By Pornography

I have been hinting around about what our Grand Strategy should be in the War On Islamic Fascism. Some of the hints can be found at: Islam vs American Morality and In The Long Run Their Struggle Will Be Hopeless and The New Middle East. So what should our strategy be in plainer terms? We […]

Thompson Will Run

I have been doing a lot of thinking about nuclear physics the past couple of days and I didn’t want to post it here until I got the illustrations correct. I’m working on that. I might also add that politics seems to lose its interest when you can do some serious thinking about hard physics […]

Hurried Midwest highlights

This is the first time since leaving home that I’ve had a chance to do anything at all online, as I’ve been completely busy with other things. (Right now I only have about a half an hour using someone else’s computer, running Windows Vista, which I’m not sure I like). This trip to the Midwest […]

Lubos Motl Looks At Sun Spots

Lubos sent me an e-mail thanking me for Clouds In Chambers and suggesting I have a look at Sunspots. He shows the correlations between sunspots and global temperatures. Cross Posted at Power and Control and at The Astute Bloggers

IEC Fusion for Dummies

A short video that schematically shows how a Bussard Fusion Reactor works. The video was done by Foger Rox. A short technical explanation can be found at Bussard Fusion Reactor. A more detailed look with social implications can be found at Easy Low Cost No Radiation Fusion. Cross Posted at The Astute Bloggers

Harmonica Joe

Last night I had a blogger meet up with Eric of Classical Values at the Irish Rose Saloon in Rockford. My first mate was there and so was Harmonica Joe. Needless to say a very good time was had by all. When Eric returns to Philly he will be posting pictures of the usual suspects. […]

The Last Full Measure

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We […]

CO2 – Its In The Air

China is set to becone the #1 CO2 producer in the world. China’s rapid industrialization along with its low economic productivity is causing its energy demands to rise at a furious rate. China is on course to overtake the United States this year as the world’s biggest carbon dioxide producer, according to estimates based on […]


Take a close look at the photo at the left from Little Green Footballs and see if you can detect anything unusual? First check out the rubber boots on the steering gear. They are intact with no obvious signs of fire. Second look at the dust on the tires. It looks like the car was […]

Latest Fusion News

Tom Ligon, an engineer who worked with Dr. Robert Bussard, is giving a talk on fusion powered rockets at the International Space Development Conference in Dallas. Here is a link to Tom’s Power Point Presentation at ISDC. Scroll down the page and click on the button in the lower right. In other news Tri Alpha […]

The Future Of Mainstream Media: 1968

From 2001: A Space Odyssey by Sir Arthur C. Clarke Heywood Floyd catches up with the headlines while travelling to the moon… There was plenty to occupy his time, even if he did nothing but sit and read. When he tired of official reports and memoranda and minutes, he would plug his foolscap-sized Newspad into […]

Clouds In Chambers

What do you do when you want to study clouds and all you have is balloons because airplanes are not very reliable and they are expensive? Like any good scientist you try to make clouds in your lab. Which is exactly what C. T. R. Wilson did in 1912. The study of high energy particles […]

More Uncertain

I’ve been obsessed with the climate change debate recently (you noticed?). And did a piece on the uncertainties in the IPCC numbers on expected global warming from human CO2 emissions. However, the spam filtering software seems to gag on the post. Probably too many models in the text. If you want to read it you […]

A long voyage starts with a single blog post!

Well it might as well. Because, as soon as I finish this post, I’ll be readying my departure for a nine day trip — which means blogging (my blogging, that is) will be erratic until June 2. I hope I’ll get to post before Monday, but just in case I do not, everyone have a […]

Facts are facts, but numbers rule!

How many illegal aliens are there in the United States? The reason I’m asking is because earlier I clicked on Glenn Reynolds’s link to this post by Mickey Kaus in which he says there are 12 million: If border-enforcement can be made to work (and the implausible premise of the “grand bargain” is that it […]

Philadelphia’s bee problem

Anyone remember how there weren’t any more bees? Last month, shortly after feeling scolded by an op-ed saying that, I was shocked to discover that my yard was full of bees, and in other posts I explored whether the great American bee extinction meme might be exaggerated. I realize, of course, that anecdotal stories about […]

If hysteria justifies hysteria, why not get the facts right?

For a variety of reasons, I am tired of writing posts about the horrendous Christian/Newsom double murder. Now that the victim’s family and the Assistant District Attorney have finally spoken up, I’d like to think that the allegations of pre-mortem sexual mutilation have been put to rest. (Others don’t think they have been, though.) The […]

“Internet accounts have exaggerated aspects of the crime”

In what is described as “their first extensive interview” with the AP, the family of rape and murder victim Channon Christian are saying that the Internet mutilation accounts are exaggerated: The Christians said Internet accounts have exaggerated aspects of the crime, particularly accounts that the victims were mutilated. “Seventy-five percent of the stuff you are […]

more political bad taste

Lest I appear more out of my gourd than usual, I should stress that looking at the face of vegan professor T. Colin Campbell was a bit of a revelation for me yesterday. I realized that political preference can be a taste. This is not an easy thing to contemplate, but I think it’s true. […]

the bellwhether of my karma ran over the influence of my dogma!

Er, perhaps I should call this “MY PSEUDO KARMA JUST RAN OVER MY INNER DOGMA, Part II.” “You are you and I am I, You do your thing and I’ll do mine, and if in the end we meet up together, it is beautiful.” –Boy Meets World In an earlier post, a commenter asked me […]