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  1. Hello T.J. I was also sent here from the Temporal Historical society, but from the year 2169. I told you next week a month ago to stop posting stuff on old internet forums. it's creating too many paradoxes; grandfathers everywhere are in fear for their lives. President J. Bieber has asked me to terminate your contract with the Temporal Historical society, you can collect your final pay-check last Christmas. p.s. you still owe me $25,000 for that Starbucks coffee I bought you tomorrow!
  2. I would concur with the OP, that there is no real economic crisis. It's more a case that the current financial/monetary system has demonstratively reached it's inevitable end. Actual wealth hasn't decreased significantly. There is still approximately the same amount of crops to be harvested, minerals to be dug from the ground, services offered and workforce to employ as there was a few years ago. It's just that nowadays, a bunch of numbers on various computer screens means the actual wealth is transferred, usually from the many to the few.
  3. May I share with you some observational data. I've lived by the sea all my life (32 years). not long by geological standards but still significant. On the pebble beach where I live there are a number of derelict structures left over from world war II (The D-Day flotilla left from the shores in and around Portsmouth, UK.) Over the many years I have walked past these structures, made of flint aggregate concrete, brick, limestone etc, I have seen once sharp jagged stones become more rounded and pebble like. And on observation of old photographs can gauge how the ebb and flow of the tides has worn these structures down over time. One can effectively watch large stones turning into pebble by erosion QED
  4. Having just readthis article via Wikipedia; If it were me, I'd consult a trained medical doctor immediately
  5. here's a video you may find interesting Matthew. It's a BBC documentary which looks at some of the postulates you have posted. The link below is part 2, I've posted that because it starts with the 'infinitely divided pencil', (In this case it's a ruler) theory which you have. It would be a good starting point for research into the mathematical ideas you're interested in. Enjoy http://youtu.be/wpWXT9yMBnw
  6. There exists no battle between science and religion. They are mutually devoid of each other.
  7. People who - when driving - stop their car on the slip-road/on-ramp before trying to join fast moving traffic.
  8. Your friend could ask for the wages/gift to be paid, not in central bank issued currency but in gold. 6 ounces approx. it's a far more stable and valuable currency than the USD, plus (in the UK at lest) there is no tax to be paid on it. The gold would also serve as an excellent start to a retirement fund/long term investment. Silver would be another option as it's easier to work with small amounts
  9. RoboGeisha ranks pretty high/low on my list, I discovered it via this very forum. It's so appalling; you can't stop watching, though for fear of missing the next ridiculous scene. i've linked some scenes below:
  10. One might also research the difference between the definite and indefinite article.!
  11. I found some information here on the teeth thing: Teeth the foul smelling urine could be down to 'Trimethylaminuria' ; A genetic condition
  12. It's not just the microbial life which will give you ill health effects. the microbes also give of toxins which are harmfull, even when the meeat is cooked.
  13. can you be more specific? i don't quite understand the question.
  14. Not so much biological but may a 'memetic weapon'. i.e the idea than blowing oneself up is in some way beneficial. An idea which is - in part - derives from western foreign policy.
  15. AFAIK, the signals from the optic nerves enter the thalamus first, and then the occipital lobe (Visual cortex) Then sent through the rest of the cerebellum via the limbic system. from there we decide whether or not the image is scary and take appropriate action. i.e. get scared. This process requires memory and judgment handled by the higher functioning parts of the brain. Not to be confused with the startle response which seem to be what your diagram indicates.
  16. presumably yes. Once you have purchased a product; you're free to dismantle it and display it's parts (With the exception of buying a pet!)
  17. Libyan civil war started by Western countries? Follow the money. Having read through this thread, there is a lot of concentrated debate on casualties (civilian or otherwise) international and common law; who did what to who; historical examples etcetera, and these arguments are many, and weighty and deserve to prevail. I would like to change tack just a little to address the original question. For the purpose of this exercise it is necessary to understand that casualties, be they civilian, rebel or military are largely irrelevant - a view apparently shared somewhat by the waring factions - also adherence to, or contravention of international law or common law is mostly irrelevant. Did western countries start the conflict in Libya? well, no. But only in the same way the fuel in my car didn't start it's engine. Although even the most mechanically inept wouldn't argue that the fuel is a pretty important factor in it's operation. I've always maintained that to understand why things happen; how situations like Libya occur, all one need to is to follow the money. Who stands to gain? who stands to loose? How would this gain manifest itself? One of the [sFN] posts - a while back - stated that "Libya's oil is traded on the open market." ... And there it is. It would be wrong to think that this war and many like it are "All about oil." The key word here is 'Traded'. Traded for what exactly? Oil is currently pegged to the USD as the global reserve currency (occasionally it is traded in other currencies as a hedge against fluctuations in the future market.) Many oil producing nations are attempting to peg their oil exports to other currencies. Kuwait already did in May; Saudi Arabia looks like it wont just yet, but the rest of OPEC is seriously considering it.(1) Such an abandonment of the USD would not be good for the US economy, it's bond market or it's exchange rate. If trading in another currency - or multiple currencies - is a problem for US interests; the creation of an independent, specie-backed currency to rival the Dollar and to a lesser extent the Euro, would really screw things up! Gaddafi's Raison d'être, as well as universal health care, free education, subsidised housing, executions, national service, terrorist financing, human rights abuses and a bizarre dress sense (2) (a raison d'etre shared by more than a few western leaders) also include plans to introduce, or rather re-introduce the Gold Dinar. (3) “a single African currency that would serve as an alternative to the U.S. dollar and allow African nations to share the wealth. It is surely no coincidence that Iraq’s prior leader, Saddam Hussein, was trying to do the same thing just prior to U.S. invasion for all of those “weapons of mass destruction.” Gaddafi also held meetings with other oil producing nations to try and get them on-board with this plan. One country trading it's oil for gold rather than Dollars would be problem enough for the US, but a domino effect of many countries adhering to a new trading currency would be unacceptable. The west certainly does not want Libya to trade in this way with it's own state run central bank. Far better to have commodities traded in Dollars with a private; for profit, fractional reserve banking system which is friendly to the west's interests. (4) So, Gaddafi's regime needs to go. Troops are already overstretched fighting all over the the place, and to invade another middle eastern country would be deeply unpopular in the light of wars fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. It would be far easier to find a group of anti Gaddafi militia - like the LIFG - arm them with imported FN-FAL rifles, Micro UAVs (5) and let them get on with the dirty work. [1] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/2816034/Fears-of-dollar-collapse-as-Saudis-take-fright.html http://www.resourceinvestor.com/News/2007/11/Pages/OPEC-Considers-Move-Off-U-S--Dollar-Peg--Will.aspx http://www.economist.com/node/8380713 (2) http://www.libyafeb17.com/2011/02/why-do-you-libyans-want-gaddafi-gone-here-are-some-reasons/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_in_Libya http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Libya (3) http://www.goldstockbull.com/articles/libya-invasion-gaddafi-plan-gold-dinar/ (4) http://wikileaks.org/cable/2008/03/08TRIPOLI230.html (5) http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&newspaperUserId=27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3af970e701-ca0b-4013-89d8-5265c6db75e1&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/07/2011755223504921.html
  18. After the first bounce it follows a pretty perfect parabola; doesn't appear to be guided or 'flown' It's still giving of light after the second impact when it breaks apart. Im gonna go with Meteorite. having said that, it does seem to 'pull-up' just before the first impact... Hmmm.
  19. AFAIK, the recurring number has a dot or a line above it. i.e 1/3 expressed as a decimal is Edit: oh wait, that's not rounding off is it?
  20. The system is already in place, at least it is where I live. When you're on the bus: There's a little dot-matrix sign which displays the next stop. When you're waiting for the bus: there's also a little dot-matrix sign displaying when the next bus is due and where it's going. I presume some sort of GPS system is involved linking all the bus stops and buses in the city. They have then in London too.
  21. Is it to the extent tat you could actually mistake the music in your head for rea lmusic being played on a radio? i can vividly hear music in my head but not in such a way that it sounds like real sound.
  22. As above... get some new friends. I agree that not being one of the moronic-cattle-class can be socially awkward, but only of you're surrounded by such people.
  23. Wouldn't a little diesel generator be the simplest solution? Or if it's a travelling hot dog stall; i presume you have a car. You can get an inverter which plugs into the car's cigarette lighter. They cost about £50 ($75) and would easily run your hot dog steamer, plus a few other appliances.
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