Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The weird & the wonderful


Quantum Mechanics is based on probabilities and duality whereby a subatomic particle can be a wave or a particle depending on how said entity interacts with its environment, including on whether said entity is measured or not because measuring it (which requires energy) determines whether it's a particle or a wave at the time it's being measured.



To yours truly, the experiment is wonderful but saying reality does not really exist is misleading as the entity does exist as a duality and only by applying energy to it by the act of measurement do we assign a specific quality of the entity to either being a particle or a wave. This fact has been known for a long time but this elegant experiment proves this to be true without question.

Weird & wonderful indeed. :)

Schrodinger's cat lives. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Be careful what you wish for


The CF known as Trumpcare or the repeal of Obamacare, being hatched in secret by McConnell and company, will incur blowback in ways that truly boggle the mind. Besides screwing 23 million Americans out of insurance for HC, it's also a tax break for the rich, something that augurs not well for the millions of Trump voters & the middle class who thought this guy was going to protect Social Security, Medicare and last but not least, health care with a new and improved version that's cheaper, more efficient and able to provide coverage for all Americans without question. 



From this writer's perspective here's hoping blowback will be a bitch for these venial bastards who are throwing millions under the bus in order to reap the paltry amounts of money they are getting from the real owners of the country. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

What America really needs



While America focuses on never ending war to finance the MICC, America is falling apart as we speak. BRT has talked about this impending catastrophe on numerous occasions as my loyal readers know but at this point in time, nothing is happening to rectify this very serious situation. Here's a graphic take on why repairing the country's infrastructure is absolutely essential to the continued existence of this once great nation.

It’s no secret that America’s infrastructure is in dire need of repairs. Earlier this year, America received her infrastructure report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ and received a repulsive D+. The ASCE guesstimates the US would need to spend $4.5 trillion by 2025 on infrastructure.

Here’s the breakdown of the report card:  


With that being said, I’ve spent the entire weekend inspecting America’s infrastructure at the Port of Baltimore. At some locations, I was given special access to a behind the scenes view of America’s crumbling infrastructure that the public is not allowed to see. The reasons you’re left out of the know is because it destroys the mainstream narrative that everything is awesome. Even Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group says, “the US wasted trillions on warfare instead of investing in infrastructure”.



Stockboard Asset gets it without question. 



Here's yet another video on America's biggest problem.

Less is More ... & ...


Channeling Congress ...


Rumor has it ... the Russians did it.

Kepler yet again :)



Exoplanet numbers keep rising and Kepler's a major reason why. Enjoy. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Toons yet again


Blessed servitude


Wheel of misfortune


Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. - Macbeth


Us vs. Them


The definition of insanity

The predators are winning .... this time :)



The predator/prey arms race has been around for a very long time as seen by the chart below and by data garnered by researchers regarding, in this case, shell drillers of the carnivorous kind. 




Nature, like money, never sleeps.



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Life finds a way ... always/rev II


The more we mess with livestock, the larger blowback becomes. To whit.





Now take this manipulation of nature a step further with increased use of pesticides, herbicides and GMOs and add to this potent mix, environmental degradation and globals warming and one sees slow motion disaster looming with initial evidence pointing to less honeybees to pollinate crops, less monarchs to spread beauty around the world and corporate ownership of our food supply not to mention rampant pollution of the world's oceans and the acceleration of global warming that is rendering researchers speechless. Mankind is at a crossroads in terms of survival, the question here is, are we going to do something about it before it's too late?

No one knows, do one? - Fats Waller

Wild Ones :)


Tiny white flowers 


Two of a kind


White flower 


Buttercup

The largest of these is 1" and all are wild. :)


A crack in the world



Once the shelf is gone, there is no cork holding back the groundwater of the glaciers that reside on land. Comforting thought, right?



Houston, we have a problem.



Saturday, June 10, 2017

Liquid Light


Thanks to Quantum Mechanics, we know subatomic particles, like photons, can be a particle and/or a wave depending on how said entity interacts with it's environment. In the elegant Thomas Young interference experiment, the duality of same was shown to be true by one of the most beautiful experiments done in science.


Now it seems liquid light can do the same thing if one has the smarts and hardware to make it happen.



Isn't science grand? :)


Had to put this in to show why Young was a visionary to the max. 

Friday, June 09, 2017

Glass-Steagall yet again


BRT has talked often about the disastrous repeal of the 1933 Glass-Steagall act separating investment banks from commercial banks to insure fiscal stability, legislation that served this country well until Phil Graham and Bob Rubin axed it in 1999 under the presidency of Bill Clinton in order to "improve" efficiency and lower costs of all financial transactions conducted in America. Needless to say, the end result is rather interesting to say the least.





Remember, it's all about the money.

It gets better.




Remember yet again, it's all about the money.

Dangerous Beauty



Something else altogether. 

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Botany 101 :)



A short clip showing a potpourri of plants and insects in the environs of Easton & Redding. :) Enjoy.

On the take


Being on the take is the rule of law in congress where our so called representatives mooch for money in order to get reelected no matter what the cost may be. We have a healthcare system that's an unmitigated disaster and a drug policy environment gamed for big pharma that, in effect, kills people by making drugs too expensive to buy thanks to the trolls in congress who are on the take from lobbyists representing, you guessed it, big pharma.







The sad thing about it is the fact these trolls are so easy to buy while they continue to be supported by us rubes to include complete coverage of HC including, of course, drugs. Make sense to me, right?

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Surf's Up :)

Missteps


Attack after attack by ISIS, the entity from hell, created by military and diplomatic missteps perpetrated by Bush and Obama, continues yet unabated thanks, in large part, to a neocon foreign policy mired in failure for over 60 years beginning with the CIA's assassination of Mossadegh in 1953. Since that time, the US won exactly one war, Grenada, and lost Vietnam, and, in effect, Iraq, based on lies and incredibly stupid strategic blunders that have cost trillions of dollars and millions of lives, maimed and killed thousands of Americans, destroyed legitimate nations and have generated an immigrant crisis that threatens the very existence of Europe and for what, besides lining the pockets of the MIC as you got to have a boogeyman in order to maintain profits for an entity that does not benefit the country, or the world, in any way, shape or fashion.




Anthony Zinni was right back in 2003 and he's right today. 







Anthony Zinni

Illusion & Reality - The Art of War


A truly excellent article regarding Trump, racism and the deep state titled Strip and Flip: Democracy in a Cage - Robert C. Koehler, Reader Supported News echoes what yours truly has talked about in BRT for quite a long time as power elites have run every country in the world since the beginning of time, including ours.





Interestingly enough, in an indirect way, Koehler channels the great Paddy Chayefsky in his astute take on nooze, elections and the organized bamboozling on the part of the deep state, of our grossly ignorant populace.


But there is hope.



Copy that. :)


Paddy Chayefsky



Saturday, June 03, 2017

Seems about right ... but.


Although yours truly firmly believes that no one can predict the future due to the vagaries of quantum mechanics and chaos, one can make educated guesses and the guesstimate on when AI takes over all of our jobs as per ScienceAlert seems about right ... but.



I'm betting it will take less than 80 regarding machines designing machines. When that happens, uncertainty becomes the watchword.

It gets better.

The experts are far from infallible. They predicted that AI would be better than humans at Go by about 2027. (This was in 2015, remember.) In fact, Google’s DeepMind subsidiary has already developed an artificial intelligence capable of beating the best humans. That took two years rather than 12. It’s easy to think that this gives the lie to these predictions.

I rest my case.

Click here to get the in depth paper on said topic.



Sleight of hand



Astounding sleight of hand without question. Amazing to the max.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Passing Thru



A short clip showing the comings and goings of the Westport, CT train station along with related environs. Enjoy.

The path to Giedi Prime


The path to Giedi Prime is nigh according to Trump, the avatar of dirty, obsolete tech and the arch druid denier of the importance of science in a once great country known as America.






Any questions?



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Set of 5


Flower Moon


Light out of Darkness


The Power of 1


Ready to Fly


Channeling Voodoo Child

Funnies yet again


It's a hoax.


It's all about the money ... for the military


But not for Ryan. 


An Inconvenient Truth

Filling the swamp.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Random Sightings



From the Flower Moon to the Bloomin Metric and Redding's Memorial Day Parade, the arrival of summer in CT is nigh. Enjoy.