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  1. The magician Penn Gillette did 2 tours on duty on the Apprentice. According to him, Trump would ramble aimlessly for 2 hours, and the producers edited it down to about 3 minutes that made sense. The following interview is 4 years old and sounds prophetic. "With some sort of mental problems, with greed, and a lack of compassion, he was able to "throw off filters...." "There is interesting stuff there, yes he is crazy, venal, empty, really weird stuff that you've never seen before. You have never seen someone who has never laughed sincerely, and never made a joke. He only laughs in a "bully way." "I've never seen someone with no enjoyment or understanding of music."
  2. "Matter acquired its mass during the electroweak epoch, through electroweak symmetry breaking, when the universe cooled to a temperature where the Higgs field could spontaneously break the electroweak symmetry. The timeline for this event is around 10^(−12) seconds after the Big Bang." I don't understand this, but does this help answer your questions? Cosmic inflation happened before the universe started to "pull" on matter through gravity? That's how it expanded so fast because there was no gravity to slow it down?
  3. All you need to do is use the online Bible Gateway. See below 2 Thessalonians 2 NIV - The Man of Lawlessness - Concerning the - Bible Gateway You can enter any verse you want to find, and the version of the bible you prefer. I was wondering if Trump removed verses from his bible describing the Antichrist, because they sound like him.
  4. Thanks for the link! "In 2011...scientists began to study strategies that could deal with 200–1,600 ft objects when the time to Earth impact was less than one year. He concluded that to provide the required energy, a nuclear explosion or other event that could deliver the same power, are the only methods that can work against a very large asteroid within these time constraints." "A study published in 2020...researchers ran a model that suggested a nuclear detonation near the surface of an asteroid designed to cover one side of the asteroid with x-rays would be effective. When the x-rays cover one side of an asteroid in the program, they produce propulsion energy that would propel the asteroid in a preferred direction...a nuclear impact offered more flexibility than a non-nuclear approach, as the energy output can be adjusted specifically to the asteroid's size and location." Again, thanks. I had not even thought of searching Wiki for this.
  5. This, of course, has little impact on his voters. Don't forget that other guy who tried to overthrow his govt, was captured, taken to court, and because of his oratory in court avoided the death penalty for high treason, and was sentenced to 5 years in prison, but was pardoned after one year. "Hitler's vitriolic beer hall speeches began attracting regular audiences. He became adept at using populist themes, including the use of scapegoats, who were blamed for his listeners' economic hardships.[106][107][108] Hitler used personal magnetism and an understanding of crowd psychology to his advantage while engaged in public speaking.[109][110] Historians have noted the hypnotic effect of his rhetoric on large audiences, and of his eyes in small groups.[ On 8 November 1923, Hitler and the SA stormed a public meeting of 3,000 people organized by Kahr in the Bürgerbräukeller, a beer hall in Munich. Interrupting Kahr's speech, he announced that the national revolution had begun and declared the formation of a new government with Ludendorff.[117] Retiring to a back room, Hitler, with his pistol drawn, demanded and subsequently received the support of Kahr, Seisser, and Lossow.[117] Hitler's forces initially succeeded in occupying the local Reichswehr and police headquarters, but Kahr and his cohorts quickly withdrew their support. Neither the Army nor the state police joined forces with Hitler.[118] The next day, Hitler and his followers marched from the beer hall to the Bavarian War Ministry to overthrow the Bavarian government, but police dispersed them.[119] Sixteen Nazi Party members and four police officers were killed in the failed coup.[120] On 1 April, Hitler was sentenced to five years' imprisonment at Landsberg Prison.[124] There, he received friendly treatment from the guards, and was allowed mail from supporters and regular visits by party comrades. Pardoned by the Bavarian Supreme Court, he was released from jail on 20 December 1924, against the state prosecutor's objections.[125] Including time on remand, Hitler served just over one year in prison." Adolf Hitler - Wikipedia
  6. ...and now a bible salesman! This short video is a good example of Trump's assumption that other people are as hateful and greedy as he is. A lot goes on in this short video. "The great John Paulson made plenty of money in Nevada. He doesn't live there but he makes a HELL of a lot of money. He makes money everywhere he goes actually. He's a money machine. You know what? Put him in treasury. You want to make a little money?" "....Then we go to South Carolina where we have done really well, where I have done well...." Notice how he contorts his mouth as he talks and how he belittles Tim Scott, but Tim just rolls with the punches. "Almost every one of them endorsed me. Two great senators. Which is hard. I mean did you ever think that she [Haley] actually appointed you, Tim? And think of it, appointed you, and you're the senator of her state, and she endorsed me. You must REALLY hate her." Laughter "No, it's a shame. It's a shame." Tim Scott steps forward to the mike. Trump is surprised to see Scott next to him and says "Uh...Oh..." as though he realized that he just insulted him by assumed Scott "REALLY hated" Niki Haley, because HE would hate in the same petty circumstances. But Scott meekly shows his subservience to Trump by saying "I just love YOU!" Trump replies, "That's why he's a great politician!" The Antichrist has the mouth of a lion – Rev. 13:2 – Trump contorts his mouth as he speaks, always showing he teeth, so you can read his lips from 100 yards, and often roars like a lion The Antichrist is arrogant, shall exalt himself above others – Daniel 8:25 - Check The Antichrist will love money as it is the LOVE of money, (not money itself), that is the “root of all kinds of evil.” – 1 Timothy 6:10 - Trump said “My whole life I’ve been greedy, greedy, greedy for money. I grabbed all the money I can get. I’m so greedy.” The Antichrist understands dark sentences or sinister schemes – Daniel 8:23 - “A king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall standup” - He is a master of intrigue and machination, which is scheming or crafty action, to accomplish an evil end. The Antichrist attains the kingdom by flattery – Daniel 11:21 - “And in His estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honor of the kingdom: but He shall come in peacefully and obtain the kingdom by flatteries or fine promises (e.g. Mexico will pay for the wall) scheming with a small group of people (the electoral college). The Antichrist is connected to gold – Rev. 13:18 - King Solomon became obsessed with gold and pagan gods during his later years. Trump’s obsession with gold and “pleasant things” is comparable to King Solomon. Trump's hair is golden, his face is painted a darker shade of gold, his penthouse is of golden decor, and he changed the Oval Office curtains to gold. There you have it in less than 2 minutes, an illustration of Trump's greed, exalting himself, the mouth of a lion, flatterer, hatred, "man of gold" in his golden palace, all characteristics of the classical Antichrist.
  7. Yes, that's how it works. There are no shock waves in the vacuum of space. I have no reference; it just makes sense. You disagree? If you explode the nuke close enough it will melt the area facing the blast, cause outgassing (and a push), and quickly solidify because space is cold. If you explode a number of nukes close enough, each one will melt, fuse, and freeze rock, metal, and ice. You just keep exploding the nukes on the same side so you can push it in the same direction. Why not?
  8. It doesn't get blown up. There is only an intense, very short, pulse of HEAT, no shock wave in space, that should melt any rocks or ice and they would immediately freeze again but fused together, and it gets a push from outgassing.
  9. Y A A A A A Y ! ! ! !
  10. That would be a good thing! It is not in the news that much is being done to develop a way to divert asteroids. Do you know of any such projects? Tell us about it! I think it would be a good thing to develop deflection methods, using whatever money is available, public or secret. "Coalesce due to gravity" would be a good thing. "Rain down radioactive material" wouldn't happen if done far away from earth. The "impact of politics" would need to be addressed. IF nukes are a good way to divert a wide range of composition and sizes of asteroids, then it would have to be made public and discussed. IF scientists could convince the world that the way to save earth would be by using nukes, then that method should be promoted and explained to the world.
  11. I haven't heard a reason why a nuclear explosion near an asteroid would not work on ANY composition of asteroid, and a RANGE of sizes, but maybe not the largest ones. Do you know any reasons it would not? If you learned that an asteroid that will destroy a city, or a country, or life as we know it, would you not care? What composition of asteroid would a nuclear explosion not give a push? Also, loose rubble piles may be fused by the heat pulse, and thus keep it together while it gets pushed! I don't know if it will, but why not? You don't believe in secret, or black projects? I don't understand how what I posted about black budgets is "snarky." Can anyone explain?
  12. When do you think we may hear in the news that a group of scientists and engineers are working on ways of diverting asteroids of various sizes, compositions, and times to impact, using supercomputers? And maybe they have a secret budget of a billion dollars, right? And they will reassure us in the near future that they have ideas for all sorts of ways to divert them in the near future, right? Apophis is 1,200 feet wide and is passing by earth in 2029. Does anyone know of any missions to this? Maybe an opportunity to slap it with a kinetic impactor to see the effects. The most efficient diversion method is one that will work on ALL compositions of asteroids, and it works on a range of sizes. When asteroid Apophis makes its close approach to Earth on April 13, 2029, it will be traveling at a speed of 18 miles per second relative to Earth. 99942 Apophis - Wikipedia
  13. "Diverting an asteroid can be approached using various methods, each with its own timeframe for effectiveness. Among the methods you mentioned—gravity tractor, direct kinetic impactor, and nuclear explosion near the object—the gravity tractor would generally take the most time to work. Here’s a comparison of each method: Gravity Tractor: Mechanism: A spacecraft hovers near the asteroid, using its gravitational pull to slowly alter the asteroid’s trajectory over time. Timeframe: This method requires a prolonged period to have a significant effect, often taking years to decades to produce a noticeable change in the asteroid's path. The effectiveness depends on the mass of the spacecraft, the proximity to the asteroid, and the duration of the operation. Direct Kinetic Impactor: Mechanism: A spacecraft or projectile is deliberately crashed into the asteroid at high speed to impart momentum and alter its trajectory. Timeframe: The kinetic impactor method can produce more immediate changes compared to a gravity tractor. The effect on the asteroid’s trajectory occurs at the moment of impact, but the degree of change depends on the mass and speed of the impactor and the asteroid’s characteristics. While it acts relatively quickly, achieving significant deflection might still take years, depending on the warning time and required trajectory change. Nuclear Explosion Near the Object: Mechanism: A nuclear device is detonated near the asteroid to vaporize part of its surface, creating a jet of debris that propels the asteroid in the opposite direction. Timeframe: A nuclear explosion would result in a rapid and significant change in the asteroid's trajectory. The explosion causes an immediate reaction, potentially providing a substantial deflection in a short period. However, precise control of the outcome is more challenging compared to other methods. In summary, the gravity tractor method takes the longest time to work among the three, as it involves a slow and gradual alteration of the asteroid’s trajectory over an extended period. The kinetic impactor acts faster but still requires a relatively longer timeframe compared to a nuclear explosion, which can achieve immediate and significant changes." - ChatGPT
  14. Depending on the size of the rubble pile, a kinetic impactor can blow it to pieces, and if that happens far enough away, it will scatter the pieces far and wide so only a few tiny pieces may make it to earth, if any do.
  15. Depending on the size and composition of the object, a big enough lump of lead traveling at a big enough speed could be very effective against the smaller objects, even rubble piles. Velocity is squared so twice the speed means 4 times the KE. If you hit a solid metal or rocky object far enough away a tiny impact may be enough to change its' course to miss earth. If you hit a rubble pile far enough away, you may scatter the fragments so wide that only a few small pieces will make it to earth. Discussion about saving the world from destruction may be emotional. 1 The technology needed for a gravity tractor takes more engineering, cost, and time, than a direct method like hitting it with a mass or exploding a nuke nearby. How much more time I don't know, but I think it would be significant. 2 We don't know when we might spot an asteroid, but after you do spot it, you hope you have time to do something. 3 Do you think it is worth trying to develop a 100-megaton bomb when we have thousands of smaller nukes. "...the US likely has around 100 nuclear warheads with yields of at least one megaton, primarily in the form of the B83 bombs. This number is a rough estimate and may change due to ongoing disarmament efforts and modernization programs." - ChatGPT If you have 100 warheads that yield at least one megaton, that sounds like enough individual impacts to address most threats. No mention of comets so far, why not? Because comets come from ANYWHERE, not just the plane of the solar system, and are much harder to detect.
  16. It seems to me an indirect method as a gravity tractor, will take much longer to put into action, than a direct method of launching a series of strikes on the asteroid. At least get a few rocket nukes on their way to the object. We don't know how much time we have. We don't want to be late in saving the world from massive destruction. There is no 100-megaton nuke. Tzar Bomba was less than 58 megatons. Better to send what we already have thousands of small nukes to "fine-tune" changes to the object's trajectory. You blast it with one and measure the response, then hit it with another. It will be rotating, but that's ok, just keep pushing it in the same direction.
  17. Obviously, humanity would use the nukes that are available, which already exist, and are plenty powerful and numerous. Nobody will try to create a 100-megaton nuke for this project.
  18. Yes, find a rubble pile out in the asteroid belt and experiment fusing them with nukes. That is far enough away. People will complain about launching such a rocket. Would there be any risk of it accidentally exploding and scattering radioactive material in the atmosphere? It would not be an accidental nuclear explosion, right?
  19. There would not be a shock wave. It would be just an intense, short pulse of heat. ChatGPT says: "The distance of the explosion from the asteroid and the yield of the nuclear device would be crucial. For rock fusion to occur, the heat and energy must be sufficient to melt the surface material. If the explosion is too far or the yield is too low, the energy might dissipate without causing significant melting." "In theory, a nuclear explosion could cause surface melting and outgassing, potentially pushing a "rubble pile" asteroid. However, the practical implementation of such a strategy would require precise control over the explosion's distance and yield, careful consideration of the asteroid's composition and structure, and strategies to mitigate the risk of fragmentation. More research and testing would be necessary to evaluate the feasibility and safety of such an approach."
  20. There are 3 things necessary to intercept an asteroid: find them early, find them early, and find them early. We don't know when, so we need to think of a method than can be put into action sooner than gravity tractors can. How far away CAN we send nukes to intercept? As far as you can send them. So again, you need to find them early so you have time. Also work on gravity tractors, in case we have hundreds of years to prepare, but they will take a lot longer to be ready for action, and we may not have that much time. If you break it apart far away, the pieces will fly apart, but I am wondering if a nuclear blast, at the correct distance, would melt and fuse loose material together, and it would not break apart a rubble pile.
  21. Correct me if I'm wrong, but most, if not all, asteroids are spinning. A single nuclear pulse will last a fraction of a second, so the outgassing will last only seconds. So, I believe outgassing will push for only a second. Am I wrong? Gravity tractors are an indirect method while a series of nuclear explosions in its' path works directly, thus mission accomplished sooner. That is interesting having fuel reserves in space to somehow dock with the gravity tractor(s). That will take a lot more time than nukes, and we DON'T HAVE TIME.
  22. What is cheaper, to send a very massive object far away, with enough fuel for extreme, 180 degree, course changes, and enough fuel to keep pushing the tractor away from the object, and is massive enough to have an effect, OR to send a series of low-mass rockets, each with a single nuke and just enough fuel to accelerate to a very high speed to meet the asteroid as far away as possible? Having many small missions acts as a fail-safe. Having many gravity tractor seems much more expensive. Mission accomplished by nukes years before a gravity tractor even gets started.
  23. You will need rockets that are designed to escape earth. What will happen to ANY asteroid composed of anything, metal, rock, ice, rubble pile, cotton candy, or all those combined, when you explode a nuke at the correct distance from the asteroid? There will be an intense pulse of heat for a fraction of a second. What will that do? It will melt, blister, fuse, cause outgassing, and explode volatiles, amounting to thousands of tiny rockets pushing in the same direction. This will push the pile a tiny bit without breaking it up. If you have a few hundred of these explosions, to make sure you have enough, you can fine tune for maximum course change. This is way cheaper and faster to accomplish, than gravity tractors. We have thousands of nukes. We just need the technology to deliver them into the path of the asteroid.
  24. Because you need to intercept the asteroid when it is still very far away from earth, so a tiny push will add up to a major course change. Very far away from earth is a safe place to explode nukes. Gravity tractors are not effective against very large objects, because you need a lot more time to speed head-on at the asteroid, then decelerate to zero and accelerate to match the speed of the asteroid, which is moving about 10 miles per second. How much fuel will that take? After you are done with these fuel-expensive maneuvers, you still need a big mass to be effective.
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