Monday, November 27, 2023

Most People Are Idiots


The US is now producing 13.2 million barrels of crude oil per day, higher than the 13.0 Mbpd during the last peak of our oil boom during the pre-Covid, orange man era. We're now the world's largest oil producing nation, beating Russia back in 2018. Sleepy Joe also approved drilling in northern Alaska back in March, one of the largest oil developments ever on federal land, and is supported by labor unions, building trades, residents of northern Alaska, and Alaskan natives. But his campaign promise was "No more drilling on federal lands, period", and "I can guarantee you, if I'm president, there will be no offshore drilling" and he promised to make the moratorium on offshore drilling permanent. He promised to put the US on a path to zero emissions by 2050. Yet he just approved three offshore drilling leases two months ago. In fact, two years into his presidency he had approved more permitting for drilling on federal lands than orange man had at the same point. So where are the cry babies of the orange man era? Why isn't the media lambasting Sleepy Joe and whipping the country into mouth-frothing mass hysteria? A lot of people are just stupid, they don't care about policies or their consequences, they only care about the president having the personality, appearance, and party preference they like. A lot of people just vote for some fantasy campaign promises, and never follow what policies are actually enacted later, and don't care about their effects. A lot of people are just like I was when I was younger, an idiot.

- Dave Badperson

Saturday, November 18, 2023

The Ego Maniacs of Music and Movie



I was just thinking about how people in the movie, TV, and music industries are always patting themselves on the back with various publicly broadcast awards shows like the Grammys, Emmys, Oscars etc. Then there are the movie and music stars who use their wide audience to espouse their beliefs. What do these people really contribute to the society and how important do they think they are? They provide art and entertainment. The movie industry is perhaps about twice the size of the music industry in terms of revenue generated. If you include live concerts, merchandise, and streaming then perhaps they're the same. However the video game industry is three times the size of the movie industry in terms of revenue generated and they don't have major award shows or use their status to spread their political beliefs. So the movie and music people are really just narcissists and egotists who like drawing attention to themselves. 

Monday, September 25, 2023

Gasoline prices averaging $6 a gallon in California



Gasoline is averaging and even exceeding $6 a gallon here, while in Arizona it's averaging $4.65. Part of that is because Governor Newsom passed Senate Bill X1-2 into law earlier this year. It set up a new bureaucracy called the Division of Petroleum Market Oversight to control gas prices, and it does that by adding more regulatory compliance costs to oil companies, which are then passed on to consumers. The genius of Newsom.
Calfornia should be a place for only wealthy people, and anyone who can't afford to put $20,000 of solar panels and a $10,000 battery on their $1 million home, so they can charge their $80,000 electric car, is just a silly poor piece of crap who doesnt deserve to live here πŸ˜‚ As long as the 0.7% transgender population can find the right bathroom, that's what really matters to our economy. Newsom for president in 2024. Make America California 🀣

Saturday, September 23, 2023

The Climate Emergency Nonsense



We're in an interglacial period within an ice age. Permanent ice caps at the poles is not a normal part of Earth's climate. The sea level has risen almost 400 feet since the last ice age ended 11,500 years ago. Global temperature has a risen a few degrees celsius during that time. The idea that human civilization arose during a period of unusually stable climate is complete nonsense that's not supported by any science. In Roman times citrus and grapes were grown in Britain. There was also the medieval warm period. During the last interglacial period 125,000 years ago, sea level was 120 feet higher than today. Hence why we hear "This is the hottest climate in 120,000 years". People will just have to get out of the way as sea level rises, they won't have any other choice. The global climate is so cold right now that most of the biodiversity is confined to only the warmest parts of the world, the coral reefs and rainforests of the tropics. As temperatures warm this biodiversity will be able to inhabit more parts of the world. Hundreds of millions of years of carbon capture in the form of coal, oil, and limestone has helped usher in this ice age. At one point during the last glacial period, atmospheric CO2 got down to 180ppm. If it gets down to about 150ppm plants can no longer photosynthesize and they die, along with all the life on Earth that depends on them. We need to get atmospheric CO2 back up to 800-1000ppm where it was for most of the last tens of millions of years. Don't believe the hype of climate alarmists, there is nothing in the science of climate change that says it will be the end of the world, the end of civilization, or the end of humanity. Yes the climate is changing, no it's not going to kill us or the planet. Climate alarmists are using fear to grab power, control, and make money. If they have their way we will be living on a frozen lifeless snowball. 

-Dave Badperson

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Neo-Marxist Ideas About the Wealthy



This kind of thinking is based on various false ideas.
The first false idea is that because some people are very wealthy, others must therefore be poor. It's as if there's only one pie to be had and if someone gets a bigger slice of it, then everyone else gets a smaller slice. It doesn't work like that.
Also consider that you've helped to create those wealthy people by buying the products and services they created because you want or need them. Entrepreneurs get wealthy because they're more creative, more motivated, harder working, more business savvy, and luckier then other people. They create products and services that are new, or better than what's already available, and customers like those products and services, so they're willing to pay for them. There is plenty of opportunity in the world for you to get wealthy, but you're not creative, motivated, hard working, business savvy, or lucky enough.
Another false idea is that the wealthy are somehow leeches on society, sucking off the poor working schmucks to get rich. In the US the wealthiest 1% pay 42% of all federal income taxes, the wealthiest 10% pay 73%, and the wealthiest 50% pay 97.7% of all federal income taxes. So it's actually the poor schmucks who are the leeches on society. Who said they should get a free ride through life if they can't compete in the world?
And whoever said the person on foods stamps was a problem, other than being a leech on society.
And then of course there's the neo-Marxist idea that rich people are simply evil, which is mostly based on jealousy and envy rather than any rational thought process. And from the same people who dream of being rich some day. In reality, the wealthy are great philanthropists, donating enormous sums to great causes, for example the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park in San Diego, built mostly by donations from ultra wealthy people, just so ordinary people can enjoy themselves. The wealthy don't have any obligation to share their wealth with anyone, yet they do. 
So just be happy with what you are, a schmuck, a nobody, it's nothing to be embarrassed about, you just don't matter much in the world and will never be important or wealthy. Get over it. 😊

And speaking of parasites on society, this message was brought to you by the Grace Methodist Church, pushing the false narrative of an afterlife for power and money.

-Dave Badperson

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Democratic Hypocrisy and Virtue Signalling


New Jersey governor Phil Murphy, while seeking election in 2017, insisted on making New Jersey a sanctuary state, saying sanctuary policies were about "inclusiveness" and "the nations moral compass".
However, now that the Biden admin is proposing to move 60,000 illegal immigrants from NYC to New Jersey, he says "I don't see any scenario where we're going to be able to take in a program in Atlantic City or frankly elsewhere in the state... you need scale, enormous amount of federal support, resources that go beyond anything we can afford..." πŸ˜‚
Meanwhile, democratic politicians in NY are blaming each other for the immigrant surge, and NY governor Kathy Hochul is blaming the Biden admin,"This crisis originated with the federal government" πŸ˜‚
Providing shelter and services to NYC illegal immigrants and asylum seekers is estimated to cost the city $1.4B in 2023 and $2.8B in 2024. US customs and border protection have encountered 2 million illegal immigrants and asylum seekers at the southwest border as of July this year.
Meanwhile, the nations crying liberals are still pointing fingers at the Texas and Florida governors for their shipping of migrants to sanctuary states, while not once offering a room in their own house or any other resources for the immigrants. "I demand compassion, as long as I don't have to actually do anything" πŸ†πŸ€¦    πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ 

Friday, August 4, 2023

Paradise is a Moving Target



Paradise is a moving target. Get there too early and there's no running water. Get there too late and there's a long line at Starbucks.


Thursday, June 8, 2023

Climate Change BS





Here's the CENOGRID data, the Cenozoic global reference benthic foramanifer carbon and oxygen isotope dataset. It's a decades long scientific effort to produce an astronomically tuned high-definition stratigraphic reference of global climate evolution over the last 66 million years. Currently we are in an interglacial period within an ice age. Atmospheric CO2 was 800-1000ppm for most of the last 66 million years, and sometimes 2000ppm, and global temperature was much warmer than today. All of today's mammalian life evolved during that period, and every living organism alive today has an ancestor that lived through that time. Sea level has risen 120 meters, almost 400 feet, since the last ice age ended 11,500 years ago, and it was 35 meters, about 120ft, higher than today during the last interglacial period 125,000 years ago. Hundreds of million of years of carbon capture in the form of coal, oil, and limestone has reduced atmospheric CO2 to the point that it has plunged us into an ice age. If CO2 gets down to about 150ppm, plants can no longer photosynthesize and they die, along with all the life on earth that depends on them. "Why the fascination with ancient climate when humans have only been around for a few hundred thousand years?" Well, why the fascination with only tiny geological time scales and only the most recent climate? Answer that one? So if some kooky environmental Doomsday cultist with no climate science qualifications tells you "The end is near, you will perish in flame if you don't obey my climate warnings", you can tell them "Follow the science" and show them this graph, because they'd obviously rather have us living on a barren lifeless snowball. So you see, when we burn fossil fuels, we're actually saving the planet. 

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Jeremy Katopol - one of the worst people I've ever met

That look of anger sums up the personality of Jeremy Katopol perfectly.



Photo from his LinkedIn profile. Even with a suit and glasses he looks angry.




From his Facebook profile



This is Jeremy Katopol, one of the worst people I've ever met. I had the misfortune of meeting this unpleasant man through a running club, and then through Facebook.

My first encounter with him was when I suggested people donate to a butterfly sanctuary on the Texas-Mexico border that was going to be affected by the building of Trump's border wall. Jeremy, who goes by Jer Katopol on Facebook and LinkedIn, then proceeded to call me a stupid old Boomer who throws his money at the problem. The tone of his writing is such that he appears to be yelling at you. How else am I supposed to help out a Texas butterfly sanctuary when I live in California? Anyway, I donated $100 to the cause and got to write it off as a tax deductible donation to a registered 501(c)3 non-profit. What was JerK's contribution to the cause? Absolutely nothing. As for the Boomer comment, JerK was born around 1985 and therefore he's rapidly approaching 40 years old, over the hill, a tired old of sack of bones with one foot in the grave.

Mind you, JerK is someone who supposedly supports causes. For example, some years ago he ran up and down Cowles mountain here in San Diego for 24 hours, "to raise awareness about veteran suicides". Looks like we have a regular Forrest Gimp on our hands. How does running up and down a hill all day and night help prevent veteran suicides? Why was my contribution to the butterfly sanctuary so worthless but his completely ineffectual effort is so important?? What he actually did was something for himself, to draw attention to himself, to self-aggrandize himself because he makes no significant contribution to society.

https://www.10news.com/news/local-veteran-fighting-suicide-in-unique-way-050616

As far as supporting causes goes, in reality what he actually does is verbally abuse people who disagree with his opinion. 

You can get some idea of his disagreeable nature from his LinkedIn profile. He hasn't held any job for more than two years, and usually much less than that. He's also not well educated. In my experience it's often the least educated and least contributing members of society that feel the greatest need to be heard, and are the most likely to be pompous entitled douchebags. This is doubly so for JerK.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jer-katopol-05649885/

Among his skills listed are "Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills". You've got to be kidding? I've only had a few interactions with this man and I can already see he has some of the worst interpersonal and written communication skills of anyone I've ever seen, and he can't handle the tiniest disagreement without acting like a psychotic. Molehills quickly become unsurpassable mountains with this man.
"Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook" - wow, such unique and special skills, they'll get you a long way in life.
"Great team player". I don't know how this arrogant and verbally abusive man could possibly be a functioning member of any team, which is probably shown by the fact that he hasn't held any job more than two years.  Also, as you can see from the news article above, his marriage fell apart when he left the military, and I'd guess it's probably because he can't handle disagreement without becoming a screaming madman.

After my initial online encounter with JerK, I saw him at one of my running club meetings. He seemed apologetic and friendly. He also mentioned that he used to be a piece of shit and is medicated now. He obviously suffers from some sort of mental illness that makes him so disagreeable. Then he proceeded to smoke marijuana and get drunk.

Anyway, after that encounter I allowed him to be a Facebook friend. However that quickly turned out to be a mistake, as there were immediately several bouts of his arrogant screaming verbally abusive interactions. He insisted for example that Kyle Rittenhouse was guilty, even though he had been found to have acted in self-defense in a court of law. OK that whole Kyle Rittenhouse episode was a giant string of mistakes from start to finish, no one was doing what they should have been doing, but the law did it's job and justice was done even if imperfectly. But no, JerK insisted the court was wrong even though he hadn't seen the evidence himself, and proceeded to verbally abuse me again and called me a "bootlicker" for supporting the "oppressor", the police, and promptly unfriended me on Facebook. Never mind that one of the assailants was a convicted pedophile, no JerK supports this person. Apparently JerK has a separate legal system that exists inside his head, which isn't related to the actual legal system of this country. He also mentioned that if he saw someone with a gun "Imma try to take that gun from you", in which case he'd hopefully get shot just like the guys who attacked Kyle Rittenhouse. Never mind that this man took the Oath of Allegiance and served in the military to protect our nation's values. No, if you disagree with him he's going to stomp all over your first amendment right to free speech by acting like a screaming hysterical lunatic.  I also told him that the US has one of the best justice systems in the world, to which "his royal highness" responded with his unquestionable authority on the world's justice systems that this was not true. Just another idiot that has absolutely no idea what he's talking about but can never be wrong. A testosterone-fueled meathead sports jock with an overinflated ego and a false sense of self-importance. The classic definition of a douchebag.

The ultimate end of our brief acquaintance came when the Ukraine war started. I commented on a Facebook post that the war could perhaps have been avoided with better diplomacy, to which he responded in his usual arrogant screaming writing style that I was wrong. He then of course decided he wanted to pick a fight by saying that he knows a woman in the Ukraine and she's dead now because of the war, and there's nothing I could ever say that would make him forget that.  I mentioned that my father-in-law and mother had just died the week before and I knew how he felt about that death, but I got no condolences and he was only worried about himself and his possibly-imaginary Ukraine friend and the assumption she was already dead just days into the war. He was really just trying to find something to get in a fight about. What a drama queen. OK bud, maybe you're right, but your attitude is terrible and your human interactions with people make them dislike you.  He then proceeded to private message me on Facebook to abuse me further about my brief passing comment that perhaps failed diplomacy led to the Ukraine war. Of course he didn't have any logical arguments or information to enlighten me as to his reasoning, it was just his usual psychotic screaming style.

So this is my first impression of JerK, just a few brief interactions, almost all of which were abusive tirades. In the end I decided he must be mentally ill and informed him that I would never again make the mistake of interacting with him, and I blocked him.

You can tell this man is a drama queen from the pronouns on his Facebook page.  Anyone who needs to let you know their pronouns is guaranteed to be someone who is looking to find social injustice wherever it may be, and to then engage in his typical verbal abuse, bigoted age-ist insults about "stupid old Boomers", and attempts to start fights online so he can carry them over to the real world.





Speaking of Facebook, here is a photo I found there of JerK with a man called Tony Leiras.  Tony is a known habitual conman, and court documents show he has taken advantage of women for money, has evaded paying tens of thousands of dollars in federal taxes, and has stopped making child support payments to his former wife. A man who won't even support his own children! That's the kind of company JerK keeps.




Let's have a look at some more of his LinkedIn profile.  Yes, you guessed it, this social justice warrior has a "Causes" section longer than his education and employment history. From my few brief interactions with JerK, it's clear that he's a petty pathetic little man who uses the guise of social justice to find more people to verbally abuse and start fights with, so he can make himself feel better and more important.  He also hangs around with other social justice warrior types, people who are also poorly educated and contribute the least to society, but nonetheless think they're among the smartest and most important people in society, and whose self-declared moral superiority must be heard loudly and obeyed without question. The same kind of people who advocate for socialism in America, because they blame society and the world around them for their lack of success and low station in life, and socialism would give them more without having to do anything for it.



I have dealt with some difficult people in my life, and I can be difficult myself. Sometimes I even troll people online for a little fun, and most people who know me have come to understand my twisted sense of humor.  Then this JerK comes out of nowhere, with no understanding of our history or the existing dynamics of our social group, and decides he's going to play the hero, and burn his bridges down to the waterline before he's even gotten to know people.  I've seen him treat other people with the same attitudes and behavior as he's treated me, so it's not something specific to me. Of all the people I've met in my life, I have never met anyone who grated so severely on my nerves within just a few brief first-time interactions. Never have I felt compelled to write a blog post about an unpleasant person I've met, more than a year after I severed contact with them. JerK is just that bad. Anyone whose personal interactions with other people are that disaffected would typically be classified as a psychotic patient who requires hospitalization in a mental institute.

If you're reading this JerK, just be aware that you can't sue someone for defamation if what they say about you is true. You're the human equivalent of a pile of feces. Consider this to be the "Consequences" of your angry bitter resentful attitude. I'm glad you're not doing well in life because you don't deserve it. It makes sense that running is your main interest because it requires no intelligence. Run Forrest, run!


UPDATE July 2023:  I ran into JerK at the running club a couple of weeks ago.  He had a pony tail and had dyed his hair red. Because if you're going to be a social justice warrior and save the world by harassing people online, then you might as well look like a freak as well.  However, JerK saw me and then he promptly disappeared. So not only is he an obnoxious jerkoff, but his big online mouth writes checks that his real life persona can't cash. Just a cowardly weak piece of crap who destroys relations with people before they've even started, just so he can exercise his self-appointed sense of moral superiority and feel better about his crappy little life. What an asshole!

I guess I could call JerK a "fincel", but a fincel is actually more educated than JerK, who according to his Linked In profile, has barely graduated highschool.




Update August 2023:   I unblocked JerK on Facebook just so I could question him about his sudden disappearance at the running club when he saw me.

What a mistake, as it was just another unpleasant experience.

His final reply:
Some heavy threats mixed in there too, gonna pass it on to my lawyer as well, sounds like I might need a restraining order. Be well my dude.

And then he promptly blocked me in Facebook messenger.
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There were no heavy threats in my writing, nor any threats at all. The only threats that existed were the ones in his psychotic deranged imagination. Somehow he thinks I'm going to be scared by his threats of legal action. A restraining order, woooooo!!! Just think, I wouldn't be able to go near someone that I cannot even bear to chat with online. Bring it on bitch! What a weak cowardly piece of crap. For a start, this guy wouldn't be able to afford one hour of a lawyer's time, even if his imaginary lawyer really did exist in real life.  

Anyway, I guess that's the end of that saga. Now that he's blocked me on Facebook instead of vice versa, now he's in control of that. That will save me from any temptation to unblock and message him again. I'll probably bump into him at the running club again some time soon, and he'll disappear again because his real life persona can't handle the social damage that his big online mouth causes.

What a lowlife dumbass meathead sports-jock moron piece of dog shit.  I hope he dies slowly and painfully at an early age from cancer, and I hope I get to visit him in hospital so I can laugh in his face.




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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

My Vindaloo Curry Recipe



Recipe. The secret is to use Pataks brand vindaloo curry paste. It's pretty easy to find at ethnic markets. Use a big pot. Fry two chopped onions in oil until brown. Cube and fry 3-4 lbs chicken breasts until lightly browned. Add 1 jar of curry paste, half a dozen chopped tomatoes, a clove of garlic, several coined carrots, a few chopped red bell peppers, chopped cauliflower. Simmer. Total cooking time should be about an hour so the chicken is tender but not falling apart. Serve with extra long grain basmati rice. If you want you can throw half a pound of chopped mushrooms in when you start cooking the rice. Serve over rice with Pataks or Sharwoods mango chutney and maybe pappapdums. The pappadums have to be fried in oil at super high heat and cook in seconds. This makes a bunch of servings that can be frozen off for later use.

- Dave Badperson

Friday, May 12, 2023

Time Travel Technology: Concepts from ChatGPT


OK ChatGPT
What technologies would I need to design a machine that can travel through time


ChatGPT
As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, time travel is purely theoretical and has not been proven to be possible. While there are various concepts and hypotheses proposed by scientists, there is no definitive understanding of how time travel could be achieved.

However, if we were to consider a hypothetical scenario where time travel becomes feasible in the future, it would likely require advanced technologies and scientific understanding beyond our current capabilities. Here are some theoretical concepts that could potentially be involved:

Time dilation: Time dilation refers to the difference in the passage of time between two observers due to differences in their relative velocities or gravitational fields. Understanding and manipulating time dilation could be a crucial aspect of time travel.

Wormholes: A wormhole is a hypothetical tunnel that could connect different points in spacetime. If stable wormholes could be created or discovered, they might offer a way to access different points in time.

Exotic matter or negative energy: These are hypothetical forms of matter or energy that possess negative mass or negative energy density. The existence and manipulation of such substances could potentially be necessary for manipulating spacetime in a way that enables time travel.

Quantum mechanics: Time travel might require a deep understanding and application of quantum mechanics, which deals with the behavior of matter and energy at the smallest scales. Quantum effects could potentially be harnessed to manipulate the fabric of spacetime.

Advanced propulsion systems: If time travel involves physical movement through spacetime, then advanced propulsion systems capable of reaching incredibly high speeds or manipulating gravitational fields may be required.

Energy sources: Time travel, if possible, would likely require enormous amounts of energy. Developing highly efficient and powerful energy sources could be a crucial aspect of building a time-traveling machine.

It's important to note that the concepts mentioned above are highly speculative and rooted in theoretical physics. They represent the current understanding and possibilities as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021. Time travel remains a topic of active scientific exploration, and any actual realization of time travel technology would require breakthroughs beyond our current comprehension.


OK ChatGPT
If you could choose a trajectory that took you close to a very large black hole, such that you slingshot orbit past it and don't get sucked in, then you might be able to enter into the region around it where time dilation is very high. What do you think?

ChatGPT
The idea you've described is based on the concept of utilizing the gravitational effects near a black hole to achieve time dilation. It is true that intense gravitational fields, such as those near a black hole, can cause significant time dilation according to Einstein's theory of general relativity.

When an object approaches a massive gravitational body like a black hole and executes a close flyby or slingshot maneuver, it can experience a gravitational assist that alters its trajectory and increases its speed. This phenomenon, known as a gravitational slingshot or gravitational assist, has been employed by spacecraft to gain speed and change course using the gravitational fields of planets.

In theory, if an object were to approach a sufficiently massive black hole at the correct angle and speed, it could utilize the strong gravitational field to enter a region where time dilation is significant. Time dilation would cause time to pass more slowly for the object in comparison to an observer in a weaker gravitational field.

However, it's important to note that extreme gravitational fields near black holes are also accompanied by other phenomena such as intense tidal forces and high-energy radiation, which could pose significant challenges and dangers for any physical object or living being.

Moreover, while entering a region of high time dilation might slow down the passage of time for the object near the black hole, returning from that region to the original reference frame would be equally challenging, if not more so.

It's crucial to remember that our current understanding of black holes and their behavior is based on theoretical models and observations. As of now, we have no concrete evidence or practical means to realize time travel or explore regions of extreme time dilation around black holes. The actual feasibility and practicality of such endeavors would require significant advancements in our scientific understanding and technological capabilities.


OK ChatGPT
What technologies would I need to design a machine that can travel through time

ChatGPT
As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, time travel is purely theoretical and has not been proven to be possible. While there are various concepts and hypotheses proposed by scientists, there is no definitive understanding of how time travel could be achieved.

However, if we were to consider a hypothetical scenario where time travel becomes feasible in the future, it would likely require advanced technologies and scientific understanding beyond our current capabilities. Here are some theoretical concepts that could potentially be involved:

Time dilation: Time dilation refers to the difference in the passage of time between two observers due to differences in their relative velocities or gravitational fields. Understanding and manipulating time dilation could be a crucial aspect of time travel.

Wormholes: A wormhole is a hypothetical tunnel that could connect different points in spacetime. If stable wormholes could be created or discovered, they might offer a way to access different points in time.

Exotic matter or negative energy: These are hypothetical forms of matter or energy that possess negative mass or negative energy density. The existence and manipulation of such substances could potentially be necessary for manipulating spacetime in a way that enables time travel.

Quantum mechanics: Time travel might require a deep understanding and application of quantum mechanics, which deals with the behavior of matter and energy at the smallest scales. Quantum effects could potentially be harnessed to manipulate the fabric of spacetime.

Advanced propulsion systems: If time travel involves physical movement through spacetime, then advanced propulsion systems capable of reaching incredibly high speeds or manipulating gravitational fields may be required.

Energy sources: Time travel, if possible, would likely require enormous amounts of energy. Developing highly efficient and powerful energy sources could be a crucial aspect of building a time-traveling machine.

It's important to note that the concepts mentioned above are highly speculative and rooted in theoretical physics. They represent the current understanding and possibilities as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021. Time travel remains a topic of active scientific exploration, and any actual realization of time travel technology would require breakthroughs beyond our current comprehension.


OK ChatGPT
If you could choose a trajectory that took you close to a very large black hole, such that you slingshot orbit past it and don't get sucked in, then you might be able to enter into the region around it where time dilation is very high. What do you think?

ChatGPT
The idea you've described is based on the concept of utilizing the gravitational effects near a black hole to achieve time dilation. It is true that intense gravitational fields, such as those near a black hole, can cause significant time dilation according to Einstein's theory of general relativity.

When an object approaches a massive gravitational body like a black hole and executes a close flyby or slingshot maneuver, it can experience a gravitational assist that alters its trajectory and increases its speed. This phenomenon, known as a gravitational slingshot or gravitational assist, has been employed by spacecraft to gain speed and change course using the gravitational fields of planets.

In theory, if an object were to approach a sufficiently massive black hole at the correct angle and speed, it could utilize the strong gravitational field to enter a region where time dilation is significant. Time dilation would cause time to pass more slowly for the object in comparison to an observer in a weaker gravitational field.

However, it's important to note that extreme gravitational fields near black holes are also accompanied by other phenomena such as intense tidal forces and high-energy radiation, which could pose significant challenges and dangers for any physical object or living being.

Moreover, while entering a region of high time dilation might slow down the passage of time for the object near the black hole, returning from that region to the original reference frame would be equally challenging, if not more so.

It's crucial to remember that our current understanding of black holes and their behavior is based on theoretical models and observations. As of now, we have no concrete evidence or practical means to realize time travel or explore regions of extreme time dilation around black holes. The actual feasibility and practicality of such endeavors would require significant advancements in our scientific understanding and technological capabilities.


OK ChatGPT
I think there's a movie about that starring Matthew McConaughey. What's it called?

ChatGPT
The movie you are referring to is called "Interstellar." It was released in 2014 and directed by Christopher Nolan. In the film, Matthew McConaughey portrays the character Joseph Cooper, who embarks on a space mission to find a habitable planet for humanity due to Earth's deteriorating condition. The movie incorporates elements of time dilation and gravitational effects near a black hole as part of its storyline.


- Dave Badperson

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Political Correctness is an Authoritarian Movement



So yesterday I saw a post someone had made in one of my anti-religious humor FB groups, about not supporting Chick-fil-A because they support... I think it was bigotry and homophobia? Then someone commented on that post to say they shouldn't make a political statement and try it because it's a good chicken sandwich. So I commented to that person that they shouldn't oppose the social justice warriors, because they can't handle people who think differently than them, and you'll just end up being cyberbullied, harassed, or even unfriended or banned. *BAM* I was banned from the group.
Well, I normally avoid junk food, and I've never been to Chick-fil-A before, but today I'm having my first ever Chick-fil-A sandwich, because the taste of bigotry and homophobia is a hell of a lot better than the taste of goose-stepping nazi brownshirts. Political correctness has become an authoritarian movement. These people are the equivalent of the Chinese red guard of the Maoist cultural revolution. And yes it is a good chicken sandwich, I think I'm going to have Chick-fil-A more often, just to oppose authoritarianism.


πŸ€£πŸ˜‚Banned from another FB group. Someone posted that we shouldn't eat at Chick-fil-A because they support... I think it was bigotry and homophobia? Anyway, someone commented on that to say that they shouldn't judge Chick-fil-A and at least try it because it's a good chicken sandwich. Then I commented to that person that they should know by now not to argue, because the goose-stepping nazi brownshirts can't accept that there are people who think different then them, and you'll be cyberbullied, harassed, and deplatofmredinated. *bam* banned. *My point thoroughly proven". You're not allowed to disagree, you're not allowed to have a different opinion. Never mind that bill of rights thing you toom an oath to, your first amendment rights are shutdown becsue we don't like them.
Extreme forms of wokeness and political correctness have become an authoritarian movement. They're like the Chinese red guard during the Maoist cultural revolution.
Hide your true thoughts or the thought police will be after you.



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Political correctness (PC) is a term that is often used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society. While the term was originally used in a positive sense, it has come to be associated with a more authoritarian approach to social and political issues.

There are a number of ways in which PC can be seen as an authoritarian movement. First, it often involves the use of censorship or other forms of social pressure to silence or marginalize those who do not conform to its standards. For example, PC advocates may call for the cancellation of speakers or events that they deem to be offensive, or they may try to get people fired from their jobs for expressing views that are considered to be out of line.

Second, PC can be seen as authoritarian because it often seeks to impose a single, monolithic view of the world on society. This is evident in the way that PC advocates often dismiss or demonize those who hold different views, and in their attempts to create a climate of fear and intimidation in which people are afraid to speak their minds.

Third, PC can be seen as authoritarian because it is often used to justify the suppression of dissent. For example, PC advocates may argue that it is necessary to censor certain speech in order to protect people from being offended, or they may claim that it is necessary to silence those who hold dissenting views in order to create a more harmonious society.

Of course, not all PC advocates are authoritarian. There are many people who believe in the importance of being respectful of others, even if they hold different views. However, the authoritarian tendencies of PC have become increasingly evident in recent years, and they pose a serious threat to freedom of speech and expression.

Here are some specific examples of how PC has become an authoritarian movement:In 2017, the University of California, Berkeley canceled a speech by conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos after protests turned violent.
In 2018, a professor at the University of Toronto was forced to resign after he tweeted a joke about the use of gender-neutral pronouns.
In 2019, a student at Brown University was suspended for writing an op-ed that criticized the school's diversity policies.

These are just a few examples of the many ways in which PC has been used to silence dissent and suppress free speech. As the authoritarian tendencies of PC continue to grow, it is important to be vigilant in defending our right to freedom of expression.

-Dave Badperson

1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_correctness


Sunday, April 2, 2023

The Floating Islands of Uros on Lake Titikaka



The islands are built among the reeds near the edge of the lake. The reeds are quite deceptive, the water here is about 100ft, 30m deep and the reeds float in the upper water column down to perhaps 10m, 30ft or more. So the reeds you see on the surface are just the upper tips of the plants. After rough weather some of the reeds are damaged and the root blocks float to the surface. These root rafts are about 20ft x 40ft, 6m x 12m in area. They are then cut apart and moved to a location to build a new island. The root blocks are then tied together to form the foundation of a new island and it can take anywhere from 18 to 36 or more root rafts to form a new island. These root rafts are then covered with cut reeds to form a dry platform that sits above the water. This platform is then anchored to the lake floor with a network of stones and ropes so it doesn't blow away to another part of the lake. Structures are then built on top of the island, including reed huts, kitchens, bathrooms, boat docks, viewing platforms, and so on. The reeds break down and decay over time, so every month another 2 tons of reeds need to be added to surface of the island. Typically several families live on each island and are often multi-generational, with grandparents, parents, and children living on each island. There are currently 137 islands and about 2000 people living on them. The advantage is that they don't pay property taxes, but they have no services and have to supply their own solar electricty and water tanks. Fresh water is obtained from clean areas of the reed marsh. Electricity is used mostly for lighting and charging cell phones so they have internet. Their food sources are mostly fish and birds. They have also created schools, churches, and medical clinics on the islands. The islanders regularly visit the nearby town of Puno for more serious medical needs and to trade fish and buy goods not available to them on the islands such as vegetables, grains, fruits, textiles, wood, metals, tools, and construction materials. Other important purchases include modern aluminum boats with outboard motors, and the gasoline to run them. Their main source of income is tourism, such as the sale of souvenirs and gifts, and stays at hostels, which are all very successful businesses. Each load of reeds added to the island causes it to sink a little. Eventually the foundation of the island is so weighed down with reeds that it touches the lake bed some 100 ft below. Once it touches the lake bed the reeds rot and break apart, and then the island sinks and is destroyed. This means the islands only last about 30 years. The islanders know this however and begin building a new island a few years in advance.

-Dave Badperson


Thursday, March 23, 2023

The Lies About Climate Change



There are many claims being made about climate change, usually from people who aren't climate scientists, and they often tend towards apocalyptic claims of doom and gloom. It's as if there's some sort of Doomsday Cult associated with climate change. "The end is near. You will perish in flame!"
Here are some examples:

"Billions will die"
"Life on Earth is dying"
- Extinction Rebellion environmental group

"The world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change"
- Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

"Around 2030 we will be in a position to set off an irreversible chain reaction beyond human control that will lead to the end of our civilization as we know it"
- Greta Thunberg

"Our children are going to die in the next 10 to 20 years"
"Mass migration around the world is already taking place due to [climate change induced drought] in countries, particularly South Asia"
- Extinction Rebellion spokesperson

"The climate driven fires in Australia have made the koala functionally extinct"
-Bill McKibben, American environmentalist

"The collapse of civilization may have already begun"
- Vice magazine

"A genocide like the Holocaust is happening again, on a far greater scale, and in plain sight, from climate change"
-Extinction Rebellion co-founder

The problem with these statements however, is there is no credible scientific body, nor anything from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), that has ever supported any of the claims above.

So when Greta Thunberg scalded the United Nations about their "empty words", it was actually her that had the empty words. Maybe Greta should go to school and learn about things she doesn't know yet?



- Dave Badperson

The Religion of Climate Change



On Monday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered their final warning about limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C, the threshold beyond which they say, our damage to the climate will rapidly become "irreversible". To quote one of the IPCC members, "The climate timebomb is ticking". 

Meanwhile, the Cenozoic global reference benthic foraminifer carbon and oxygen isotope dataset (CENOGRID), a decades long scientific effort to produce an astronomically tuned, high-definition stratigraphic reference of global climate evolution for the past 66 million years, has produced this graph.
It appears that a world that's 8°C or even 14°C hotter than the 1961-1990 average, for millions or even tens of millions of years, was perfectly fine for mammals to evolve and become the dominant animal group on Earth. Not only that, but it clearly shows the Earth cooled afterwards and so the warming wasn't "irreversible". 

So if we follow the science, which science are we following, this science or that science?

Clearly climate change has now become a religion. Actually, it's more like a Doomsday cult:  "The end is near. You will perish in flame if you don't obey my climate demands!". Climate change will have both positive and negative effects, however every scientific and news article about climate change usually focusses on the negative aspects of it. Why are the positives never mentioned? Why don't we see articles with headlines like, "People in cold areas now have lower heating bills thanks to climate change" or "Crop yields greatly increased by elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide" or "New shipping routes opening in the Arctic Sea due to climate change". No, you will never hear the positives because fear is the motivator. You can also tell climate change has become a religion because anyone who shows even the slightest skepticism for it's claims is punished or ignored, even if they use scientific data to make their point. "Follow the science", unless that science disagrees with my dogmatic beliefs. It's now heresy, blasphemy, to speak out against the climate change narrative. For example, I was recently banned from a Facebook group for showing data similar to what I've shown here, that shows climate change is not "the end of the world".

For hundreds of millions of years, carbon capture in the form of coal, oil, and limestone has been reducing atmospheric CO2 to the point where it has contributed to the Earth being in this ice age we're currently in. As you can see from the above graph, we are currently in an interglacial period within an ice age. You can tell we're still in an ice age because there are permanent ice caps at the poles. Most of the Earth's biodiversity is now restricted to only the hottest parts of the world:  the coral reefs and rainforest of the tropics... because everywhere else is too cold. Also, if CO2 gets down to about 150ppm, plants can no longer photosynthesize and they die, along with all the life on Earth that depends on them. It almost got there, 280ppm was the pre-industrial level of CO2. So when we burn fossil fuels we're actually saving the planet. 😊

As a side note, that's why people say their plants grow better if they talk to them, because they're breathing 40,000ppm of carbon dioxide onto them. That's 4% CO2, about 1000 times the current atmospheric concentration. Plants can handle a lot of CO2, but they can't survive if it gets too low.

Sea level has risen 120 meters, almost 400 feet, since the last ice age ended 11,500 years ago. Sea level was 35 meters, about 120 feet higher than today during the last interglacial period 125,000 years ago. Sea level is a dynamic thing, not some static property that never changes. Yes it's going to suck if you live in Bangladesh or Florida or some low-lying islands in the ocean, those places will be submerged.  All the coastal cities and islands of the world will simply have to move. They won't have a choice. However it's won't be an "irreversible time bomb" and we are not going to die as the climate alarmists claim. Even here where I live here in California, just a few years ago people were talking about the years long drought, the wildfires, and the grim future of the state.  Now we have record rainfall, snow, and flooding. No wait, all this flooding is also caused by climate change! Every adverse weather event is climate change!  

As you can see climate change is now a religion, children are indoctrinated with it from birth and grow up with climate anxiety. Anyone who critiques the narrative, even by using scientific data, is deemed a heretic and blasphemer, to be punished or ignored, or is summarily labelled a "climate denier", even if they're just skeptical.  Sometimes I feel like Galileo being charged with heresy for saying the Earth goes around the sun.

-Dave Badperson

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Follow the Science of Climate Change

Today...




Just a few years ago...


Annotated from J.F.W. Rao et al 2021

How about this California mega-drought? Yes, compared to the last glacial period that ended 11,500 years ago, we're in a drought. Follow the science.

And how about all these devastating forest fires caused by climate change? Never mind the forestry experts who say they're caused by fuel build-up from a century of aggressive fire suppression (thanks Smoky Bear), no, you need to follow the science.

Never mind that for most of the last 66 million years atmospheric carbon dioxide has been 400-2000ppm. Never mind that for the last 2.4 million years we've been in an ice age and this is just one of the interglacial periods. Never mind that permanent ice caps at the poles is not a normal part of Earths climate. Never mind that sea level has risen almost 400 feet since the last ice age. Never mind that sea level was 120 feet higher during the last interglacial period. Nope, the world is heading for climate armageddon. Follow the science. The Sierra Nevada snow pack is almost gone, which is where we get a lot of our water. Follow the science. 

We need all new cars to be electric by 2035 and get rid of gas appliances in our homes, otherwise we'll all go up in flames. Follow the science. We don't need more water storage to mitigate the effects of our highly variable rainfall, no, we need to follow the science. The science is published in obscure journals with tiny readerships, and is behind a pay wall so only university knob-heads can see it, so they can unionize and monopolize the science for themselves. So why aren't you following the science? I guess you're just another stupid climate denier. We should be indoctrinating our children with the religion of climate anxiety from birth, otherwise we're not following the science. 😁


"There you go with that logic stuff again"

"You just don't understand the "the facts""

"I AM science"

"It's really just another Doomsday cult. "The end is near!""

"Mother Earth cult... new religion...

"Anyone who even questions the climate narrative is a blasphemer and must be punished or ignored"


-Dave Badperson



Thursday, October 20, 2022

OPEC is cutting oil production



Now OPEC is going to cut oil production to prop up oil prices.

Now California's Governor Newsom will have even more reason to add a new windfall tax to "decrease prices".

Will Sleepy Joe investigate our domestic oil companies again for price gouging and greed? Will he ask the Saudis to increase production again even though they just ignored his request and did the opposite? I guess he'll just release more oil from the strategic petroleum reserve to make up for his stupid energy policies.

To think that just two years ago we had energy independence and dominance. Biden's whole plan to switch to electric transport is being wrenched from his hands by other world powers, and we get to pay the price for it. So much winning!

Our brains are all going to melt from global warming


-Dave BadPerson


Vote for Gavin Newsom for another term as Governor of California



After thinking about it for a while, I think the right thing to do is vote Democrat in the California mid-term election. Let's face it, I'm tired of arguing with progressive liberals on the internet about what they think is best for them. What's best for this state is what's best for me. So what we need to do is get rid of these people from California entirely.

To do that, we need to increase the cost of living in California so it becomes a place that only high income households like myself and my wealthy friends can afford to live in. One of the best ways to do that is to increase the cost of housing through land use restrictions, urban growth boundaries, regulations that drive up construction costs, tighter environmental regulations, and adding unnecessary and exclusionary zoning restrictions. Democrats are the political party to do all those things.

We also need to increase the cost of energy so that it becomes less affordable for the average person. As we know, the price of energy affects everything, so it's the perfect tool to decrease the affordability of this state. To drive up energy prices we need to prevent the production and usage of California's plentiful oil and gas, shut down drilling, shut down fracking, ban gas appliances in all new construction, increase regulatory costs on oil and gas companies, increase energy taxes, tighten environmental regulations, increase our usage of weak and unreliable renewable energy sources, require people to buy expensive new electric cars, and prevent construction of nuclear power plants that would produce large amounts of inexpensive power. Democrats are the party to do those things.

California should be a place of haves and have-nots, a place where the gap between rich and poor is getting greater. The more homeless people we see on the streets, the better, because it's an indication that the income gap is widening. People who can't afford to live here should be forced to move to another state.

Probably one of the best ways to get people to vote Democrat is to tangle up their housing and energy policies with hot button social issues like abortions, transgender rights, climate change, and environmentalism. In this way the poor pieces of crap will be made to think they're voting for a more just and equitable world, when in fact it will be their demise.

Muhahahahaaa!


-Dave BadPerson