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  1. "The Mueller investigation found no evidence that President Trump or any of his aides coordinated with the Russian government’s 2016 election interference, according to a summary of the special counsel’s key findings made public on Sunday by Attorney General William P. Barr." What this means is the amount of in-the-open "collusion" does not amount to EVIDENCE for criminal conspiracy, beyond a reasonable doubt. That means that Trump, and those around him, were aware enough that cooperating with Russians was a no-no, so they were extra careful to not leave evidence behind. They were smooth criminals, clever grifters. They got away with far until the several other investigations reach conclusions. "...Mr. Mueller’s report states that “while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does NOT exonerate him” on the obstruction of justice issue." Then, on cue, Trump announced that he is "completely and totally exonerated."
  2. It's just hard to imagine how, when, or where, absolutely nothing ever existed. If a big bang came out of it, then that potential for a big bang is not nothing.
  3. "Nothing" never existed, nor will it ever exist.
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    John McCain

    It shocked me, but not surprising, to see Trump claim, in the recent interview by Maria Bartiromo, the first thing that pops into his diminished mind why he hated John McCain so much, calling him "horrible," is that McCain voted NO on repeal and replace Obamacare, and Trump LIED substantially that McCain's vote took health care away from people. Bartiromo did not call it out, so she is complicit. The GOP replacements to Obamacare (25% approval) were half as popular as Obamacare (50% approval), if I recall correctly, and would in fact take health care away from millions of people. This is another of a million examples of psychological projection by Trump. He accuses everyone else of doing, or being, what he does, or how he is. Very clever tactic to hold his simple-minded base, who either don't notice, don't believe, or don't care. "...All three senators had their reasons, and they had each hinted for weeks that they would be reluctant to back the Senate’s various Obamacare repeal proposals. By the wee hours of Friday morning, three different Senate plans — a robust repeal-and-replace bill, a cleaner repeal bill, and finally so-called skinny repeal — had failed over three days of debate. "Collins and Murkowski voted down all three. They had said for two months that they wouldn’t support a plan that resulted in millions fewer Americans having health coverage. The three health care bills that Republicans tried to pass would have led to between 16 million and 32 million fewer Americans having health insurance, when compared to Obamacare. "McCain, though, was the surprise. Diagnosed with brain cancer and the subject of much speculation after a rousing Senate speech calling for a return to an open and bipartisan process in the Senate, the Arizona Republican joined the other Republican dissenters at the climax of the Senate health care fight — and helped kill the bill."
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    Dangerous politic climate

    "When Bill O'Reilly told Trump that Putin was 'a killer' because of the number of journalists and dissidents murdered in Russia, Trump replied, "There are a lot of killers....We have a lot of killers." 'Well, you think our country is so innocent?" Because of his extreme level of narcissism, Trump lacks any empathy. He is a privileged, spoiled boy, who rages uncontrollably about his enemies and holds a grudge. He MAY have utilized his friendship with Putin to have a Russian hitman remove someone for him. "We have a lot of killers." That can just as well mean "Putin and I (we) have access to a lot of killers." When Trump and Putin emerged from their secret meeting in Helsinki, Putin worked hard at controlling the grin on his face, with delight. Putin was nearly humming "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, Zip-A-Dee- A." Trump had a grim look, like he just got a scolding from his boss. Then Trump forced a fake-looking smile. Then he said Putin was "strong and powerful" (which mean the same thing) in his denial of interfering in the US election.
  6. Air is not nothing. You can't see it, but it is a gas. Space is not nothing. Just because you cannot see, detect, or define empty space, doesn't mean it is nothing. The something we can see, came out of something we cannot see.
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    Dangerous politic climate

    If you watch the video he looks like the average crazed dictator, or mob boss, boasting to their crowd. "I have the most loyal voters....where I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I wouldn't lose any voters....OK?! It's like incredible." He would not lose votes from his base. His supporters will just brush it aside with disbelief or rationalize it. "That is just Trump being Trump. He's funny... He's just exaggerating.....big deal....we want a street fighter....someone who acts tough." More recently he insinuated that if the Dems go too far investigating him, it would be bad because the police, military, and bikers will fight for him. Insinuating civil war. "I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people, but they don't play it tough [YET] — until they [Democrats] go to a certain point [investigate too much], and then it would be very bad, very bad." His response to the NZ shooter when asked if he thinks there is a rise in white nationalism worldwide: "I don't really. I think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems, I guess," the president replied. "If you look what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that's the case. I don't know enough about it yet … But it's certainly a terrible thing." What he means is it is ONLY a small group of people with serious problems. No big deal. It's JUST that their "problem" is Muslims, as well as other groups of people that are not white nationalists. They are not "animals" as he calls the despicable immigrant invaders, they are JUST a few people with PROBLEMS, no big deal. They are not terrorists. It is a "terrible THING" that white nationalists are forced to take action against the invaders, who are bringing drugs and crime over the border fence, so he needs a taller wall to stop them. Therefore the national emergency declaration.
  8. Also unknown is almost every other question you may ask about dark matter.
  9. There already is an extra weight "coverall," the heavy equipment with the space suit. What you want is to sleep in one g.
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    The Border Wall or Fence

    The US govt is shut down over the semantics of what the US needs on its' southern border, a wall or a fence. Or border security technology and additional personnel? Trump had said he insisted on a " concrete wall" not a fence, but recently he thinks they are the same. So my question is about the $5 billion he demands for his "wall" does that mean he wants to begin a project of REPLACING the fencing that is already there with his "steel slats" see-thru "wall". Does he want to tear down the inferior fencing and replace it with his super steel slats? What I would suggest is they install total surveillance along the border to find out EXACTLY WHERE the most people are crossing illegally, and increase security in those places first. Then keep watching and determine where they NEXT are crossing illegally and then address those weaknesses, systematically, step by step improvements.
  11. If you are trying to "simulate earth gravity on the moon," the way to do it is with a giant centrifuge for sleeping quarters underground. The quarters would be angled inward towards a central hub, like a merri-go-round at the park.
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    What is your favorite tv series at the moment?

    "How the Universe Works" on the Science channel. In the last episode about finding Earth 2.0, some think that red dwarf stars are not promising for advanced civilizations. We should look for stars about the size of our Sun and a planet about the size of Earth, not very common. They really have not found a planet as nice as Earth, yet.
  13. It depends on how many siblings you have. My eldest brother moved away to live on college campus. My second eldest brother joined the Navy. There was space for me in the basement until age 27, when I found a job with 1.5 hours commute by bus each way. I moved because I found a room closer to my job. It was in a big house with members of a Hindu cult called Ananda Marga, which was an adventure. There was a resident yogi. After a few months I married one of the cult members so she could get a green card, and we are still together 37 years later.
  14. Fox News started out as the anti-Obama channel. They had 8 years of practice defaming Obama, especially with Birtherism. Whenever I watched Fox News during Obama's term, the main story was how Obama was the source of all evil in this world.
  15. Did anyone watch this? I saw most of it. It was on channels: 2, 4, 5, 7, 11, and several cable news channels. One thing that did not get enough notice is that Trump called Cohen a "RAT." The way Trump used the term is a common gangster reference to someone who tells the TRUTH to law enforcement. At rat is not a liar. The GOP questioning Cohen kept harping on the theme that Cohen is a liar and cannot be trusted. Here is Trump's famous Tweet: "Remember, Michael Cohen only became a “Rat” after the FBI did something which was absolutely unthinkable & unheard of until the Witch Hunt was illegally started. They BROKE INTO AN ATTORNEY’S OFFICE! Why didn’t they break into the DNC to get the Server, or Crooked’s office?" The FBI did NOT BREAK into Cohen's office. They had a warrant and Cohen later clarified that the FBI were professional and courteous. So Trump admits that Cohen was telling the TRUTH to law enforcement, the opposite of what the GOP were arguing.
  16. Inflation helps explain the big bang theory.
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    The North Korea Problem

    Although I haven't heard this in the news, I am making the educated guess that North Korea has had all the time they need to set up thousands of artillery pieces all along their side of the border pointed directly at Seoul. If we do anything to destroy their nuclear program or long-range missiles, they can press a button that will rain down total ruin on the city of Seoul, completely destroying it a few minutes. Am I wrong? Anti-missile batteries can't do anything against artillery shells. Maybe it's time to relocate Seoul and its occupants to the southern tip of the peninsula.
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    Sunrise to sunset lapse... on the moon.

    Here's an easy way to remember. The Moon is tidally locked with Earth. The Moon orbits the Earth once per month. So one Moon day is about as long as one Earth month. So sunrise to sunset on the Moon is about half that (15 Earth days). 360hours / 24hours = 15 days. You were correct!
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    New Tax Bill Benefits

    This is the myth of privilege. The rich are always people who worked hard and are talented, so they deserve their riches, and we should be respectful to them for their hard work and talent. However, it may be that not all rich are hard workers with talent. Also, for every rich person in the top tenth of a percent, there could be a hundred others who are just as hard working and just as talented, but they were not in the right place at the right time, so they are restricted to a middle class life. There is room for only a small number at the top (by definition).
  20. The one Billion-solar-mass quasar 3c186 is off center in its' galaxy moving outward at 4.7 million mph (1305 miles per second)!! They think it got fired out of the galaxy when 2 supermassive black holes merged, after 2 galaxies merged. Can you think of more momentum than that? That will tear across the universe, like a bowling ball through pins, and maybe nothing will ever stop or divert it. "A supermassive black hole heftier than 1 billion suns has been ejected from the core of its galaxy by gravitational waves, a new study suggests. The monster black hole has already zoomed 35,000 light-years away from its galaxy's center, farther than Earth and its sun are from the core of our own Milky Way. And the behemoth is currently traveling outward at 4.7 million mph (7.6 million km/h)—fast enough for the black hole to escape its galaxy completely in 20 million years, researchers said."
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    Hypervelocity Supermassive Black Hole

    “We estimate that it took the equivalent energy of 100 million supernovae exploding simultaneously to jettison the black hole,” study co-author Stefano Bianchi, from Roma Tre University in Italy, said in a statement." Is 100 million supernovae exploding at once equivalent to converting one million solar masses to energy? My guess would be that only a fraction of the energy was a directional impulse. Much energy escaped in all directions, right? How much of that energy was consumed by the black hole? According to the paper provided by Mordred, the new quasar has the mass of about 3 billion solar masses.
  22. "Animals" is the worst thing Trump can say about any group of people. He calls the gang members of MS-13 "animals" because they torture, kill, rape, and other terrible things that bad people do to innocent people, AND they are Latinos. But, strictly speaking, this assumes that "animals" in general are despicable. Calling a group of people "animals" sounds Nazi. When I go down the list of animals that I am familiar with, there is a long list of LOVELY creatures: dogs, cats, birds, squirrels, rabbits, horses, deer come to mind when I think "animal". Trump loves to eat meat. Are those animals that give up their lives for his pleasure despicable? Trump must be thinking of animals that are man-killers, lions, tigers, crocodiles, any dangerous animal. But even they are ONLY doing what is natural in their environment as humans continuously encroach on their natural habitats. Trump needs to come up with a better example of what is despicable. Maybe he should call MS-13 gang members "despicable" (deserving of hatred and contempt)?
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    Hypervelocity Supermassive Black Hole

    So there would be no fire ball? When one million solar masses are converted into energy of momentum and gravitational radiation, would the new black hole gobble up much of the energy released, except for a directional impulse from gravity waves? So the gravity waves act like a rocket pushing from one side the huge mass to 4 million mph? How much speed would the momentum contribute? Would the momentum come from spin? Suppose 2 tops are spinning on the floor, when they contact they violently bounce off each other.
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    What are you watching?

    I purchased the complete 5 seasons of Combat! TV series from 1962 - 1967 and watch one episode every morning!
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    Hypervelocity Supermassive Black Hole

    Would anyone like to calculate the number of megatons the blast would be from one million solar masses converted totally into energy? Here are some numbers I found: one megaton comes from 47 grams, so 21 megatons comes out of one kg, the sun's mass is about 2 x 10^30, so the explosion of the sun being totally converted into energy is (21 megatons) X 2 X 10^30 = 42 x 10^30 megatons. The energy from exploding one million solar masses would be about 1,000,000 X 42 X 10^30 megatons = 42 X 10^36 megatons. Did I get something wrong? The number I found for 10^36 is "undecillion." The directional impulse from the merger of quasar 3c186 was about 42 undecillion megatons. That is how you fire a cannon ball weighing one billion solar masses to a speed of 4 million mph.