Justice Must Be Done.
The prior election must be acknowledged as fraudulent, and steps must be taken to prosecute the fraudsters and restore integrity to the system.
Nothing else matters at this point. Talking about trying again in 2022 or 2024 is hopeless otherwise. Which is not to say one must never talk about this, but rather that one must account for this in ones planning; if fixing the fraud is not part of the plan, you have no plan.
Kamala Harris has a new nickname since she finally went west from DC to El Paso Texas: Westward Hoe.
Colorado Statehood Day
Once upon a time, this actually mattered. Colorado became a state on August 1, 1876. Because of the year, it is known as the “Centennial State” and I remember, buried in the Bicentennial hype, Centennial hype as well. We even managed to get Congress to order the mint to strike us a medal. (If you took a tour of the Denver mint and bought the souvenir set, you got a cent, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, and one of these, all of course struck at the Denver mint. [Yes, you did not get the bicentennial Ike dollar.])
Of course today this matters not one damn bit. I was once proud of this state, and am still proud of what it once was. But now August 1 is just a date when many absolutely stupid or outright tyrannical laws passed by our so-called “representatives” convened in the City and Cesspit of Denver, become effective.
Do I blame the Democrats? Yes. Do I blame the Republican RINOs? Yes. Do I blame the Libertarian Party for pulling enough votes from the Republicans that Democrats started getting elected? No. (Many republicans do blame the LP for that.) If the Republican party had done its f*cking job instead of continuing to fellate the Left even when it had veto-proof majorities in the state legislature in the mid 1980s, there’d have been no need in anyone’s mind for a Libertarian Party. [Which, by the way, was founded in Colorado Springs…]
If you think I am just a wee bit angry about this, well, it likely seems that way superficially, even though in reality, my attitude is completely different: I am a great deal angry about this. Just thought I’d clear up any possible confusion.
Lawyer Appeasement Section
OK now for the fine print.
This is the WQTH Daily Thread. You know the drill. There’s no Poltical correctness, but civility is a requirement. There are Important Guidelines, here, with an addendum on 20191110.
We have a new board – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation.
And remember Wheatie’s Rules:
1. No food fights
2. No running with scissors.
3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
4. Zeroth rule of gun safety: Don’t let the government get your guns.
5. Rule one of gun safety: The gun is always loaded.
5a. If you actually want the gun to be loaded, like because you’re checking out a bump in the night, then it’s empty.
6. Rule two of gun safety: Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
7. Rule three: Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
8. Rule the fourth: Be sure of your target and what is behind it.
(Hmm a few extras seem to have crept in.)
All prices are Kitco Ask, 3PM MT Friday (at that time the markets close for the weekend).
This week, markets closed for the weekend at 3:00 PM Mountain Time
Gold broke out and up into the 1830s this week but much of that gain was lost by close on Friday. Silver is up a bit too, the PGMs however are down (or steady).
Part XII: The Rest of Special Relativity
I had to cut Part XI, which introduced the four ground-breaking “boom” papers Albert Einstein published in 1905, short two weeks ago because I simply ran out of time. Our lupine host might be willing to tolerate a post as much as twelve hours late, but I don’t care to do that.
So I’m going to pick up where I left off.
But first I’m going to drag out a soapbox (Stop that twitching eye, it’s at rest in our reference frame!) and explain a couple of things.
I have seen people criticize Einstein for not being a real scientist, on the grounds that he didn’t do real experiments, but rather a lot of “though experiments.” I walked you through a few of them last time (all those examples with the moving trains).
You’re invited to imagine that Einstein did a bunch of thought experiments, and that other scientists accepted them as Holy Writ and that is how the theory of special relativity became accepted as being true.
But Einstein didn’t rely on his thought experiments. And neither did anyone else.
Science is like any other line of work. People specialize. Scientists can be divided into two broad groups, theoreticians and experimentalists. And of course there’s usually at least some of each in a scientist. But the archetypal theoretician is someone who shouldn’t even be allowed to touch a screwdriver lest he put out his own (or someone else’s) eye with it. Whereas many scientists are quite handy with tools and design and build very intricate equipment. And this distinction doesn’t just exist in pure science. I recall overhearing a fellow (engineering) student complaining to a prof about what a klutz he (the student) was in the lab courses and wondering if he were cut out for this line of work and the professor practically fell all over himself explaining that no, there was plenty of room in engineering for people who were good with the theory. (Those would be the sorts who design things and do not build the prototype!) It was pretty obvious to me from his talk that this particular professor was himself one of the more theoretical types. (He didn’t teach one of the labs!)
Einstein started by trying to explain things prior experiments had shown, did his “thought experiments” to come up with a theory, and put the theory out there…to stand or fall as people did more experiments. He was about as pure Theoretician as one can imagine, but he himself and everyone around him knew that even the most elegant theory was useless until validated by experience.
As I alluded to Einstein’s paper on the photoelectric effect had such sweeping implications about the very nature of reality that it took sixteen years to earn him his sole Nobel prize (he didn’t get his Nobel for relativity). Scientists certainly didn’t take that as Holy Writ, nor did they take anything else Einstein produced as Holy Writ.
Not until experiments upheld it, and it became plain that Einstein’s theories explained them better than anything else. If they hadn’t, he’d never have become known to absolutely everyone.
In 1905 Einstein was a 26 year old clerk in a patent office. He had the requisite credentials in science, but he still had to prove himself as a scientist. But even after he was considered absolutely solid as a theorist, that still didn’t mean that everything he put out there was considered Truth. Not until checked. And even then, there’s always the possibility someone will do some experiment somewhere that will put a gigantic crack into one of Einstein’s theories. And a good scientist knows this.
And on a related but different topic:
General relativity is often presented as though Einstein started with the Michelson-Morley experiment (which failed to detect any difference in light speed in a vacuum regardless of direction, even though Earth was presumed to be moving through an aether that serves as the medium light traveled through). This wasn’t actually the case; he was trying to reconcile a seeming inconsistency or two in electromagnetic theory (more about which, soon). But let’s set that aside. I’ve personally known people who can’t abide special (and especially general) relativity because, they claim, it “reifies space” (makes nothing into something). They don’t like quantum mechanics either, because (as we will eventually see) it’s non-deterministic. Of course some of these people are so confused they conflate relativity and quantum mechanics, accusing relativity of being non-deterministic (it’s quite deterministic–just not in the manner you expect), and so on.
But be that as it may, special relativity has its detractors, and they often start by suggesting a different explanation for Michelson-Morley’s “null” result, which seemed to show there is no aether, no medium for the propagation of light (just like sound requires air to propagate) that we (Earth) are plowing through One I read many years ago was that perhaps the aether is real, but is, locally, being “dragged along” with Earth, basically, “entrained.” So Earth can be moving through the aether, but because some of it is sticking to Earth, Earth is really dragging some bits of the aether through the rest of it. If so then here on the surface of the earth, the aether will seem stationary with respect to us, or us stationary with respect to the aether. So measuring the speed of light in different directions, in the expectation that we’ll find out how fast we’re moving through the medium it propagates through, will return a zero result. However, if we did the experiment far away from Earth, we might just discover that we are moving through an “aether.”
OK, that could indeed be an alternative explanation for the Michelson-Morley experiment.
But that’s not enough. A proposed alternate has to not just explain one thing, the one thing that got the ball rolling on a train of thought (um…pun left there even after I realized it) that became the theory being targeted as well as that theory does. [Note though that Michelson Morley isn’t where Einstein started from…but let’s pretend for the sake of argument that it is.] The alternate had better explain everything else that the target theory explains, as well as if not better than the target theory. And it would be nice if it also explains things the target theory does not, especially things that the target theory actually gets wrong.
If it can’t do this it’s worthless in our current context and can be shelved, perhaps to be brought back in a different context when we learn more, but more than likely, never to be brought back at all.
The entrainment suggestion, if true, would have certain other consequences which are very different from special relativity’s consequences. Those consequences simply aren’t true. It also doesn’t explain time dilation, which is absolutely real, measured in the laboratory, nor length contraction, nor mass deficits (another thing I haven’t got to yet), all of them measurable. So at that point, it’s not worth considering given what we know today.
If Einstein had decided to entertain entrainment as an explanation, and followed that through to its logical consequences, his work would have been worthless, because those consequences wouldn’t match reality.
I’ve beaten up on flat earthers before and I will do it again now. It is possible, in many cases, to come up with a flat earth theory that explains one phenomenon that suggests that the earth is instead almost perfectly spherecal. Differing sun angles at two different places on the earth? Well, that’s because the sun is close enough that parallax puts it in a different direction as seen from those two places. This is an alternative to the round earth theory that says the different sun angles are due to being on two differently oriented parts of the surface of a sphere, looking at a sun that’s far enough away you can approximate it as infinity. But that actually falls apart when you add a third point. And it doesn’t explain how nighttime can exist in some places at the same time as daytime in others. No doubt a sufficiently clever flat earther could conjure something up to explain that (I can’t). But that would be a different flat earth theory, because the particular one I alluded to earlier cannot explain how it can be dark in Tokyo and light in New York City, at the same time.
There is no one flat earth theory that can explain everything that the round earth theory does; and there’s nothing relevant that the round earth theory cannot explain. If one believes the earth is flat because there is a flat earth theory that can explain away everything, their logic is defective if those flat earth theories contradict each other. The mere fact that an alternate explanation can be made for every single thing a currently-accepted theory doesn’t throw that theory into doubt, and cannot unless all of the alternate explanations are the same explanation or at least not inconsistent with each other.
OK, hopefully after all that you have a sense of the rigor to which a proposed alternate theory will be subjected to. And hopefully you recognize that, at least back in the day science was science rather than SJW activism, the currently-accepted theory would not itself be the currently-accepted theory if it had not already run that gauntlet, going up against an older theory. And so on, back to Galileo, who founded the scientific method. (Before that, it was pure theory, pure thought experiment, rarely if ever checked against reality.)
OK, so on to more Special Relativity.
The Doppler Effect
Imagine, if you will, that I am now stepping onto a moving soapbox (so your eyes can start twitching now if they want to).
But for now I’m going to move at a fairly sedate speed, about 76.7 miles per hour, one tenth the speed of sound (at sea level, on a “standard” day with standard temperature and air pressure). And let us assume the air is perfectly still with respect to the ground (which means this is not Wyoming or anywhere on the Great Plains). So I am moving at that speed through the air.
This speed is also 34.288 meters per second. And the speed of sound under these circumstances is 342.88 meters per second.
I strike something with a hammer. The sound from this radiates outward from where the hammer fall happened, at 342.88 m/s, in an ever expanding circle. But it does so through the air, not relative to me. After the first second, the sound has gone 342.88 meters but I have also moved 34.288 meters, so the sound wave in front of me is only 342.88 – 34.288 = 308.592 meters ahead of me. Similarly, the sound wave directly behind me is 342.88 + 34.288 = 376.168 meters away. If at that instant I strike with the hammer again, there will now be two sound waves, expanding outward. They won’t be concentric, the smaller, later wave’s center is 34.288 meters away from the center of the larger, earlier wave.
If you are standing directly in front of me, you will hear the first hammer blow at some time, then you will hear the second hammer blow. But you will not hear them a second apart. Remember that the forward edges of the waves are 308.592 meters apart, not 342.88 meters apart, and that corresponds to a difference of 0.9 seconds.
If I continue with the hammer blows, one second apart, you will hear hammer blows every 0.9 seconds. If you turn that into a frequency, it’s 1 / 0.9 = 1.11111111… hertz (Leftist lurkers: keep writing ones until I grow tired).
If someone else is standing behind me, they will hear hammer blows every 1.1 seconds, for a frequency of 0.90909090 hertz (and the somewhat more intelligent Leftist lurkers can take on the more intellectually challenging job of writing alternating zeros and nines until I grow tired).
A sustained tone is simply many, many pulses every second, and the same thing happens to them as to my hammer blows one second apart. Their spacing gets reduced by one tenth (for people in front of me) or increased by one tenth (for people behind me). That in turn increases/decreases the frequency by 1/9.
This affect was first noticed by lots of people when trains would pass through towns, and blow the train whistle as they went by. They’d hear a certain pitch as the train approached, then the pitch would drop as the train went past, and the train receding into the distance would be blowing a lower note on its whistle. Many thought the engineers were playing some trick with the whistle, but they weren’t (train engineers had better things to do than to make sure they trolled absolutely everyone they saw along the side of the track, with their whistle).
To put this more mathematically:
fheard = ( c / (c + vs) ) femitted
Vs is the velocity of the source through the medium, c is how fast the waves propagate through the medium. Vs should be treated as a positive number if the source is moving away from you, negative if it’s moving toward you. So in our example where vs is 1/10th the speed of sound, c /(c+vs) reduces to 1/1.1 for a source moving away from you, and whatever the frequency I blow, you’ll hear a frequency 0.90909090 times that.
A similar analysis gives a slightly different result if the source is stationary but you are moving towards or away from it:
fheard = ( (c + vr) / c ) femitted
You end up dividing by c/(c+vr) instead of multiplying by it, or alternatively, multiplying by (c+vr)/c, and vr is the receiver’s velocity through the medium, positive when you move toward the source. So if YOU are standing still and making the note and I am travelling towards you on my magic mach 0.1 soapbox, I will hear a frequency 1.1 times what you made, traveling away from you I’d hear a lower pitched frequency, 0.9 times as much.
There is a more general formula covering the case where both you and the source are moving through the medium, at different speeds, but it’s not important here. I’ll give it to you anyway.
fheard = ( (c + vr) / (c + vs) ) femitted
It sort of looks like a combination of the two others, doesn’t it? If you think about it, the two other formulas come from this one, if you set either the receiver’s velocity to zero, or the source’s.
Things get much more interesting if you move at the speed of sound, or faster than it, or if the source and the recipient are not moving directly towards or away from each other.
OK, now to look at special relativity.
Light has a frequency, that frequency, if it’s one our eyes can detect, is a color. Higher frequencies look blue or even purple, lower frequencies will look orange or red.
Wouldn’t it stand to reason that if a light source is moving towards you, it would look bluer, and if moving away, it would look redder?
Yes that makes sense. But wait a minute!
Light doesn’t propagate through a medium. It simply propagates. So all that stuff up above where I derived the Doppler formulae under the assumption that sound propagates through a medium and its your speed relative to the medium that affects what you hear…is crap when applied here.
But nevertheless, light does do Doppler shift. It just doesn’t do so quite the same way. The formula won’t involve your speed relative to the medium (which doesn’t exist), but rather go directly to your speed relative to the source, since that’s the only thing that could possibly matter. There won’t be two velocities built into this, but rather just the relative velocity between the two.
fseen = [ sqrt( 1 – v2/c2 ) / 1 + v/c ] femitted
v is positive if the seer and emitter are moving away from each other, negative if they are moving toward each other.
Note that our old friend sqrt(1-v2/c2) shows up again, but this time it’s in the numerator, so this is 1/γ this time.
fseen = femitted / γ [ 1 + v/c ]
This formula does not have to be used on just the frequency of light waves. You can apply it to any occurrence that has a regular period. For example you could be travelling away from Earth at close to light speed, and use this to see how far apart it seems that the Earth is at the same spot in its orbit. Since that’s a yearly event (by definition!) you can therefore see how often an event that happens on a certain calendar date will appear to happen from your point of view.
In particular, you can see how often Billy receives Bob’s annual messages (and vice-versa), from our “Twins Paradox” example last time. When I discussed this example, Billy was on a spacecraft headed for Sirius at v/c = 0.8, outbound for the first leg, then stopping and returning. The twins had agreed to send each other messages once a year, and due to the press of time two weeks ago I simply asserted how often the other twin would receive a message. But now we have the mathematical tool to back up my assertion.
This made γ = 1/0.6 or 5/3. 1 +v/c = 1.8, so the denominator above is (5/3)(9/5) = 9/3 = 3, so you divide the emitted frequency by 3.
So as Billy travels away from Bob, any regular pulse (like an annual message from Bob announcing Bob just got a year older) will come in at 1/3 the rate it would arrive if they two weren’t moving with respect to each other. So Billy gets the message once every three years while outbound, as I noted.
On the return trip they approach each other so now you multiply γ (still 5/3) by 1 – 0.8 = 1/5 and get 1/3 which, remember is the denominator, so multiply the once per year frequency of Bob’s messages to Billy, and see that Billy gets three of them a year not one.
One consequence of all of this is that, if I am watching a moving person fire a weapon, the velocities do not add up. For example, if Bob were to see Billy fire a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range, straight ahead of him, and the beam from the phased plasma rifle travels at 0.5c (from Billy’s point of view), Bob will not see the beam of the phased plasma rifle moving away from him at 0.8 (Billy’s speed away from Bob) + 0.5 (velocity of the beam) = 1.3 c. Nope, no way, no how.
Velocity doesn’t add up like you’d think based on your much-slower-than-light experience.
Here’s the formula, on the left is the speed that you see as you watch someone, who is moving, fire his phased plasma rifle.
Vtotal = (vbolt + vperson) / ( 1 + vperson vbolt / c2 ).
Vtotal is the total velocity you see. vperson is the velocity the person firing the rifle is moving. vbolt is the muzzle velocity of the rifle. In other words vbolt and vperson are the two velocities you are trying to add, the velocity of the person in your reference frame, and the velocity of the rifle plasma bolt, in his reference frame.
So in our example, the top is 1.3c, and the denominator is ( 1 + .4c2/c2 ) so the total velocity is 1.3/1.4 times c. Which works out to .928c. That’s how fast you’ll see the phased plasma rifle’s bolt move from your reference frame.
The formula works in such a way that any two speeds slower than light will add to another speed slower than light.
If you are dealing with situations much, much lower than the speed of light, the bottom of the formula becomes 1 and you can just add velocities like you’re used to doing, a 60 mph pitch straight ahead on a train moving at 50 mph will look like 110 mph to someone watching the train go by. It will be very very very (immeasurably) slower than 110 mph in fact.
But if you cannot add velocities, then you also cannot simply add momenta (momentums) because momentum is simply the mass of the object times its velocity. Indeed momentum itself doesn’t seem to be conserved in collisions!
However, there’s such a thing as relativistic momentum, which is conserved. It’s essentially our old friend γ times the classical momentum. Which means, of course, that at very low speeds, it looks just like the momentum we are used to and that momentum therefore looks to be conserved.
Even F = ma gets called out. Doing a unit analysis, force is mass times distance over time squared. But mass times distance over time (without squaring it) is momentum, so force can be thought of as momentum over time. We already have a relativistic momentum, so now just by dividing by time we have a relativistic force.
Force, of course, allowed to operate over a distance without being balanced out, is work. You can, through some rather messy algebra (which my college physics text…you guessed it…left as an exercise for the student), get from there to a formula for relativistic kinetic energy.
Ek = γmc2 – mc2
If an object is not moving, γ is one, and the kinetic energy is zero. We can sanity check this for very low speeds by using an approximation for γ which is that γ is approximately 1 + 1/2 v2/c2…. with the further terms all vanishingly small.
Plug that value of gamma into the equation above and you get:
Ek = (1 + 1/2 v2/c2) mc2 – mc2
Multiply out the first term:
Ek = mc2 + (1/2 v2/c2) mc2 – mc2
The first mc2 and the last one cancel each other out. The middle term’s two c2s cancel each other out as well which leaves you with the familiar:
Ek = 1/2 mv2
So again we see a case where a familiar classical formula is equal (to within an immeasurably small amount) to the relativistic formula for the same thing, at very low speed.
Our situation as people who move very slowly compared to light is just a special case, and classical mechanics only holds true in that special case. It’s close enough, in fact, that for daily life you can just ignore the special relativity aspect of things. Which Galileo, Newton, et. al. did do, out of not knowing it was there.
Returning to our formula for relativistic kinetic energy:
Ek = γmc2 – mc2
The first term has γ, which in turn has a dependency on velocity. The second term does not depend on velocity; it’s a sort of energy that just depends on the mass of the object.
In fact mc2 is now called the “rest energy”.
If you add the rest energy of some particle to the kinetic energy of that particle, the mc2s cancel out and the total energy is simply
E = Ek + Erest = γmc2
But of course, unless you just arrived here from the nineteenth century (or earlier) by time machine, you recognized the rest energy formula right off the bat:
Erest = mc2
Interestingly that famous formula is only half of the real formula for total energy.
But it does imply that even a totally stationary mass has energy locked up in it.
HOw much energy? 1kg times the speed of light, times the speed of light. Which is 1kg x 299,792,458m/s x 299,792,458m/s = 89,875,517,873,681,764 joules, 89 quadrillion joules, still slightly more than our national debt. Ten million 100 watt light bulbs could be run for 89,875,517 seconds with this energy; that’s almost exactly 2.85 years! A billion watts for three years!! Out of one lousy kilogram of mass.
Of course, we don’t know how to convert all of any mass into energy.
But pretty much any time we release chemical or nuclear energy, we convert some of that mass into energy. Chemical reactions release so little energy per kilogram (compared to this ridiculously huge number) that we can’t actually measure the mass change. But nuclear reactions do have a measurable effect on mass, as we shall begin to see when my narrative returns to the atom next time.
As I pointed out previously, this throws the conservation of mass into the toilet. Since mass can turn into energy (and vice versa), we now have a conservation of mass-energy. To be honest though, many physicists simply think of matter as just another form of energy, and talk about the conservation of energy without qualification since energy is seen to include matter now.
Now I’ll be honest with you that derivation seems to me like a lot of hand waving. At the end you just added the thing you were subtracting out back in and called it “rest mass.” But there is no real doubt any more, “rest energy” is real. We see it turn up every time we look inside the atom.
Recall that Einstein’s original paper on relativity was titled “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies.” We haven’t even mentioned electricity and how it behaves at these velocities, though.
Einstein got all of this stuff by looking at electromagnetism, not from trying to figure out why Michelson-Morley got a null result.
Remember from last time: “If you move a coil of wire through a stationary magnetic field, a current is induced in the wire. The problem is, if you looked at it from the point of view of the wire, the effect is due to an electrical force. But from the point of view of the magnet, the effect is due to a magnetic force.”
So, two different reference frames, each getting a difference in the mechanism for getting the current flowing in the wire. This looks like a contradiction, and it worried a lot of people at the end of the nineteenth century. But it turns out that if you bring relativity into play, it gets resolved.
The too long, didn’t read is that magnetism will turn out to be electricity–with relativistic effects.
I’ll illustrate that with an example; this is going to force you to remember a lot of electromagnetism.
Imagine a long, straight wire carrying a current. You’re sighting down that wire, looking in the same direction as the current. The wire is running past your eye and diving into your computer screen, so the current flows into the screen.
(And remember that current is treated as if it were a positive charge moving, not an negative charge, so in reality the electrons are coming toward you. [And gee, it’s nice not to have to talk about “electrical fluid” any more.])
Even though current is flowing, there is as much negative charge in any part of the wire as positive charge. There’s no net electric charge, and therefore there is no electric field.
However, every current creates a magnetic field, In this case, it runs in rings around the wire according to the right hand rule. Orient your right thumb in the direction of the current (which, remember, is defined based on notional positive charges moving, so it’s in the opposite direction of the motion of the electrons). The fingers of your right hand point in the direction of the magnetic field. Thus from your vantage point the magnetic field lines run in clockwise circles around the wire. To the left of the wire they run upwards, to the right, downwards.
OK, so imagine a positive test charge sitting near the wire, to the right of it as seen by you. If it’s stationary with respect to the wire, it just sits there. There’s no electric field, so it’s not being pulled towards (or pushed away from) the wire. And it’s not moving through the magnetic field so no F = qv x B because v is zero.
OK, now imagine that test charge moving, away from you, into the computer screen. Now we have a velocity, and qv is a vector pointing into the screen. But, where the test charge is, the magnetic field points straight down. Use the right hand rule, and the test charge feels a force towards the wire thanks to its interaction with the magnetic field, created by the flowing current.
So: send the positive test charge alongside the current, it gets drawn toward the wire by the magnetic field induced by the current. Still with me?
OK, let’s back up. Let’s run this scenario again, but momentarily forget the magnetic field.
The notional particles carrying the current are positively charged, and they must have a certain spacing as they move along, if they are further apart than that spacing, then the wire would have more negative charge in a certain length than positive and the wire would have a net charge and there’d be an electric field.
Now let’s ride along with our test charge outside the wire. It is now moving closer to the speed of the current than it was when stationary. And it is now moving with respect to the negative stationary charges in the wire.
So it sees the negative charges get closer together, because of relativistic length contraction.
And it sees the positive charges get further apart, because it’s moving closer to their velocity so the length contraction that was always there, is now lessened. In fact, if the charged particle is moving at the same speed as the current, the partices making up the current are as far apart as they can be because they’re at rest in the postive charge’s frame of reference.
If you crowd the negative charges in the wire closer together and space the positive charges further apart, which is what our moving test charge sees, now the wire does have an electrical field, one due to a net negative charge in the wire. The positive test charge is now attracted to the negative wire by an electric field.
How much is it attracted to the wire? Exactly as much as the magnetic field did when we looked at our test charge as if it were moving through a magnetic field.
They are, in fact, the same effect! A magnetic field is just what someone sees due to relativity acting on distributions of electrical particles.
Note, we got this by applying length contraction to the charges in the wire, not through the laws describing the interplay between electricity and magnetism. Length contraction, etc., must be implicit in Maxwell’s equations, but Maxwell certainly never noticed!
And thus, another thing gets explained by relativity. In fact it was the first thing to be explained–this is what Einstein was trying to solve after all, but the point is all the pieces fit together, quite nicely.
And 116 years later they still do.
The most important of these pieces is that Joe Biden didn’t win.
Obligatory PSAs and Reminders
China is Lower than Whale Shit
Remember Hong Kong!!!
Zhōngguò shì gè hùndàn !!!
China is asshoe !!!
China is in the White House
Since Wednesday, January 20 at Noon EST, the bought-and-paid for His Fraudulency Joseph Biden has been in the White House. It’s as good as having China in the Oval Office.
Joe Biden is Asshoe
China is in the White House, because Joe Biden is in the White House, and Joe Biden is identically equal to China. China is Asshoe. Therefore, Joe Biden is Asshoe.
But of course the much more important thing to realize:
Joe Biden Didn’t Win
Qiáo Bài dēng méi yíng !!!
Joe Biden didn’t win !!!
The Squatter-in-Chief must go!
LOL! Brutal, but funny.
That would actually be logical.
The SERIAL LIAR and POLITICAL HACK Rochelle Walensky is never going to do that.
You would think they would figure out that, to prop up their lies and attempts to shut down America again, they should at least “pretend” there is actual danger from unvaccinated illegal immigrants.
It is amazing. Either they are that stupid, or that arrogant.
Arrogant and brazen.
AND logic for the win again!
They’re hoping the millions of not-very-politically-engaged won’t be thinking about illegals at the same time as Covid.
Do whatcha gotta do, Steve.
I must confess that your physics posts are over my head anyway.
So I don’t presume to even act like I understand them.
But I love it that you take the time and effort to do them!
It makes it look like we’ve got some real brainiacs hanging out here.
Which we do, actually.
Love the bullion prices each week…thanks for those!
Whoops, that’s from five weeks ago and I need to modify it.
Honestly, even if you have taken the jab — isn’t this a lot like a cavity search every day? How ’bout employers find other people who like that sort of thing?
The Jab is about to become a cavity search where they leave behind a grenade that goes off in 1 year, and you’d better get a FRESH GRENADE in 6-12 months.
Cold feet? There are 9 new pharm billionaires due to covid.
whatcould scare them off that easy $?
I suspect they know the jig is up for the people who plotted “medical socialism dependency”.
“Medical fascism” sounds much better, a label we could tar them with all day long, and unlike the word ‘socialism’ which puts the Sheep right to sleep, the word ‘facism‘ wakes the Sheep right up like a bucket of cold water 👍 😁
Sounds good to me!
All the indemnity in the world can’t protect them from their fraud.
“Fraud vitiates all”
YOU DON’T QUIT. YOU MAKE THEM FIRE YOU, IN WRITING. Then, you collect and wait to sue.
New-ish VIP Schlichter — https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2021/07/30/i-want-the-democrats-to-double-down-n2593360
“Now, people say, “Fauci’s been wrong about everything!” That’s not true. That’s not true. Fauci has not been wrong about everything. He’s actually been correct at one point. And I know that because he’s literally taken every possible position – don’t wear a mask, wear one mask, wear two masks, you don’t have to wear a mask anymore, you definitely have to wear a mask now. He has covered all the bases. So at some point along that line, that malignant little tumor of a dwarf was correct. We’re not sure which one; I think it was the first one, by the way. The one where masks mean nothing. “Yeah, I’m going to put some tissue paper in my face and it’s like a magic totem that will protect me from the evil spirits.” ”
Also, new-ish Schlichter that may have already been posted here — https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2021/07/29/imagine-if-they-hadnt-lied-to-us-for-the-last-18-months-n2593208
Major Cranial Flatulence, it’s Colonel Discharge, reporting for duty, sir!
Glad you could make it.
Looking at that again, the ranks are upside-down….which reflects the rest of it.
Your side-jaunt into experimental and theoretical physics was very nice, and dovetails with a memory of an anecdote. Someone went to Princeton to interview Einstein, and there was this quiet guy in the corner at all times during the interview. Finally, the interviewer asked who he was, and Einstein replied, “he’s my mathematician. I’m not really good at mathematics, so they won’t let me go out in public without him.”
Einstein said the hardest thing to understand was income taxes
Hrmmm… don’t black folk have to do income taxes, yet they can’t be expected to get an ID card?
Many–black, white, every other color–just go to Jackson Hewitt in Walmart. Even if it’s just wage earner taxes, which of course are dead easy.
Of course. Point being they know where to go to get what they want. If they want to vote they can go get an ID. The trip to Jackson Hewitt is much more complicated. Not only do they need that ID but they need other paper work as well.
Yeah the whole photo ID thing is so ridiculous that they (the inner city poor) laugh about it.
They can’t do ANYTHING in their lives without a photo ID, so they have them already.
Hey Wolfie, Look who I found on Gab!
Stop The Steal
Please share this everywhere! I’m deplatformed.
We have to force the Republicans to fight Pelosi rigging the Jan 6 Select Committee to cover her own crimes!
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Yeah. This is one of the oldest tricks in the book. The way to hide “WE DID IT” is to turn it into an unresolvable “HE DID IT” and “SHE DID IT”. It’s a way to get rid of the “AND LOGIC”.
Ali is a slick one, I’ll give him that.
Slick as a snake. 🐍
I have continued to receive “propaganda” emails from Stop the Steal. He is hell-bent on a comeback. They are pushing him forward very hard right now. I have to wonder, why now?
Audits are about to come out and they are absolutely desperate to “gain control of the crowd” on election theft through this RINO BOZO.
It’s all about gaining control of protests.
DO. NOT. GET. UNDER. HIS. CONTROL.
He led election protests to DOOM before. He will do it again.
Lol! NOBODY controls this girl. I am the biggest skeptic you ever want to meet.
I have not rejected the emails because I want to keep an eye on him.
I made up my mind a while back that I am keeping my powder dry on protesting until it is something I can effect locally. I don’t think there is enough leadership and organization from anyone at a national level right now to make any protest worthwhile.
I adore you. 💗
Grandma, we’re frens.
The world shifting part between the last physics post and this one is that people were finding new fields to discover pre-1895 and discovering electromagnetism (Maxwell), and quanta (Planck), and no aether (Michelson-Morley) and all sorts of wondrous things — and saying, “YAY!!! HIGH FIVE!!! Now we are Masters of the Universe!!!”
And a 26-year-old patent clerk eagerly read and understood these accomplishments….combining them and carrying them forward to what they really meant. Luther had his 95 theses — Einstein had his four 1905 papers.
Excellent lesson today. A welcome break from the coronavirus house of horrors.
And I won’t soon forget the radar formula: f = 2 * v / lambda, for the Doppler shift from the radial velocity of the moving target. That factor of 2 is for the wave going out and coming back.
I had another discussion about the Dopper shift with some local friends a while ago. They were wondering how much an FM radio signal would be shifted when driving on a freeway… I could reassure them that the approximate maximum of 10 Hz shift when moving directly towards or away from the transmitter is much less than the precision of the tuned circuits inside the receiver.
Still, that’s pretty cool!
You did make sure they didn’t drive like that ex-coworker of mine who managed to get busted for 115 mph…driving a Subaru!…right?
I didn’t go into how different the universe looks at relativistic speed, but this guy was trying to find out! 😀
Oh, and in many places the Doppler shift during rush hour is basically zero. Just saying.
Oh no crazy driving. There was the stipulation that the speed would be reasonable for free-flowing traffic. 30 m/s = 108 km/h = 67.5 MPH was chosen so as to make the math simple, with v/c = 10¯⁷ Likewise, the FM radio operates at 100 MHz, and thus the frequency shift became 10 Hz. We were after reasonable approximate figures — if going faster or slower, or looking at other frequencies in the FM band, the shift would be slightly higher or lower, but still with negligible effect on reception.
Note that this wasn’t in Germany… in which case double the speed, 60 m/s = 216 km/h = 135 MPH, would be legal. Then the offset frequency would be double, but 20 Hz is still not enough to de-tune the FM radio.
…See also my reply to myself on this. Realistic commute speed approaches 0 in many locales. 😀
Oh yes, I saw that. As traffic speed approaches standstill, the fd goes to 0 as well. Which still doesn’t affect radio reception, but makes the calculation trivial and the result slightly boring, 0=0.
These radios often also have automatic frequency control, where the tuning «pulls» onto the carrier from a station, which just ensures that any kind of small frequency offsets will become even more irrelevant.
Found this on Gab:
Dr. Simone Gold is also providing legal help to those dealing with this.
What happens when the vaccines are “promoted” out of emergency use?
That’s when we know that the government is completely corrupt.
Takes about ten years for the full testing and remember mRNA is NEW TECHNOLOGY!
They just keep digging.
I think Berenson is too kind. SOMEBODY KNEW it was all wrong.
Once you see the “socialism through vaccine slavery” theory, not only can it not be unseen, but everything they did makes sense.
How do we force people to accept socialism?
They have to depend on it UTTERLY!
How can we accomplish that? We’ve tried food, medical care, water, jobs – nothing is working. We need something like AIR ITSELF.
Yeah, carbon dioxide isn’t exactly working as a “necessity”.
What else? How can we make their LIVES literally depend on socialism?
Make them depend on a drug they cannot obtain themselves! One that we can simply withdraw if they don’t cooperate. “Cooperate or die.”
Small molecule drugs don’t create dependence without too many effects. And they can reject it, like fentanyl. Too many people won’t take it. What else?
What about vaccines for an evolving disease?
Great! What should we try first?
How about INFLUENZA!
Well, that didn’t work. It evolved TOO FAST and never responded genetically to the vaccine, so we couldn’t train it to virulence, and not enough people took it. What else?
How about HIV and AIDS!
Well, that only made GAYS dependent, and not on a vaccine, damn it, but only a cocktail of expensive small-molecule drugs. Fauci had to give up on a vaccine. But it almost worked. We were damn close! Sure, those gays were useful in the 2016 and 2020 elections, but we need to control EVERYBODY! What else?
How about a COLD VIRUS? There’s a reason you can’t have vaccines for colds.
Not every cold virus will work. Many would be like flu, only the vaccine would just make things worse.
But isn’t that what we want? For the vaccine to make BOTH the virus AND the people worse. As in make the VIRUS stronger, and the people MORE IN NEED of it.
OK – I like that. That will really force socialism on them. Which cold virus?
It needs to be one that evolves naturally at the right speed, or we can “push it”, if we’re careful and do the work in China, so nobody will know that the virus is designed to assist socialism. It helps to pick a virus with the right features to become more virulent under evolutionary pressure. The vaccines will do that, just like Marek’s disease.
I think we have a winner! Do you think they’ll ever catch on?
Just make sure Wolf Moon gets the virus early and dies. If he lives, this could really backfire.
Welp, they messed that one up! Looks like it’s gonna backfire, and that couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of goons.
You will recall Hillary Clinton saying something about what might happen if Trump won. NOW I understand why. And this explains several other things I noted along the way, about radical left and Soviet interest in AIDS.
That video from Bill Still (who was contacted by the NBC whistleblower) has been removed by YouTube – but here is a transcript, which I’m going to save on this site.
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Good afternoon, I’m still reporting on NBC Crew – Crooked Hillary’s Massive Meltdown at Sept. 7th Forum. Remember the Sept. 7 Commander-in-Chief Forum where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton appeared separately but back-to-back for 30 minutes each? According to an email forwarded to us late last night, which originated from a Comcast email address, the technical crew for NBC which produced the event is now speaking out about what took place moments after Clinton walked off the set – a massive profanity-laced tirade aimed at NBC’s host, Matt Lauer.
It turned out that Clinton had been fed all the questions for approval in advance of the forum. But then, after the approval, Matt Lauer had had a change of heart and he started his questioning with an unapproved line concerning Clinton’s use of an illegal private server for her sometimes classified, work-related emails.
According to a Comcast official (the parent company of NBC Universal) who apparently was quoting those on the set: “When Matt posed the one legitimate question about the FBI investigation concerning her homemade server and the unsecured emails, we could see she was beginning to boil.”
According to an NBC Associate Producer of the Forum, as soon as Clinton got off the set, she exploded. “Hillary proceeded to pick up a full glass of water and throw it at the face of her assistant, and the screaming started.” “She was in a full meltdown and no one on her staff dared speak with her – she went kind of manic and didn’t have any control over herself at that point.”
“How these people work with this woman is amazing to me. She really didn’t seem to care who heard any of it.” “You really had to see this to believe it. She came apart – literally unglued; she is the most foul-mouthed woman I’ve ever heard … and that voice at screech level … awful!” “She screamed she’d get that f…..ing Lauer fired for this.” Referring to Donald Trump, Clinton said: “If that f – – – ing bastard wins, we all hang from nooses! Lauer’s finished…and if I lose it’s all on your heads for screwing this up.”
So, Crooked Hillary fears the gallows, eh? Interesting.
Her dozen or more aides were visibly disturbed and tried to calm her down when she started shaking uncontrollably, as she screamed to get an executive at Comcast the parent company of NBC Universal, on the phone. Then, two rather large aides grabbed her and helped her walk to her car. Matt Lauer was massively criticized for the rest of the week on air by the Clinton campaign and the rest of the MSM as having conducted: “an unfair and partisan attack on Clinton.” According to the email, calls were made to the New York Times, the Washington Post, Huffington Post and Twitter executives with orders to crush Matt Lauer.
One staffer on the Clinton campaign told the NBC staff that they all fear Clinton’s wrath and uncontrollable outbursts, and one described Hillary as “an egotistical psychopath.” Since Hillary does not allow any staff to have cell phones when she is in their presence, no footage is available. Interim DNC chairman Donna Brazile, the first black woman to hold the position, was singled out by Hillary during the rant. She screamed at Donna:
“I’m so sick of your face. You stare at the wall like a brain dead buffalo, while letting that f – – – ing Lauer get away with this. What are you good for, really? Get the f – – – to work janitoring this mess – do I make myself clear?” A female NBC executive said that Donna Brazile looked at Mrs. Clinton and never flinched, which seemed to enrage Hillary all the more. The executive continued: “It was the most awful and terrible…and racist display – such a profane meltdown I have ever witnessed from anyone, and I will never forget it.
“That woman should never see the inside of the oval office I can tell you that. She was unhinged and just continued to verbally abuse everyone – she was out of control.” Why did Lauer ask his rogue question? According to sources close to Lauer, because:“… the American people deserve an answer from the former Secretary of State.” I’m still reporting from Washington. Good Day.
Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News.
The FIRST report that I heard, right after the event, had somewhat different language quoted.
The words I remember were “WE’LL ALL SWING!”, not “WE ALL HANG FROM NOOSES!”
Since that time, I haven’t heard / read anyone else quote it as I remember it.
The latter phrasing is very awkward – and in the heat of such a moment, one almost always uses an economy of words / syllables. More punch that way.
I find “swing!” MUCH more consistent with an emotional tirade. It’s the one word that I mentally marked (a mnemonic key, as it were) from the news story, when it first broke.
The reason I posted this transcript is that it is perfectly faithful to what I remember about that video, which I watched dozens of times.
Bill Still was the ORIGINAL report, and “still the best”, IMO. He was the very first. Next day. Based on an email that came to HIM. Everything else is based on his report, IMO. Many of the memes were not created until much later.
IMO the truth was “tightened up” (cough! lies! cough!) for memes and attacks on Hillary.
Many memes later said that this came from Hillary’s email, or Donna Brazile’s email, etc. – all obviously “mutations”. They were distorting the news to make it worse for Hillary, but also not true.
This is why censorship distorts history.
I wasted a lot of time on Twitter correcting the record with links to the original video. Which YouTube scrubbed to make go away completely.
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There are going to be people fighting to pull the lever that drops the cyanide in the gas chamber on these people.
When the truth comes out, these people will be more hated than Hitler, and hated by more people than Hitler ever was.
Hitler never got anywhere close to directly affecting the personal lives of nearly every human being on the planet.
But these monsters did.
Just the economic damage they have done to the world economy is incalculable.
Then consider all the lives which have been lost, and families destroyed.
Not only will there be nowhere for these people to hide.
They won’t even be able to hide their grave sites.
They’ll all have to be buried at sea.
The idea of enslaving mankind with a virus and a vaccine that becomes an addiction to live is rather hideous.
Rural Life group on Gab
“So we lost one of our laying hens about a month ago. I assumed it was a predator of some kind. Happens every now and again. I was out doing some chores and feeding the chickens when this sneaky girl walks up looking for food with 8 chicks in tow.
Lovely clever girl stole a nest
Nothing about this guy would pass the scratch & sniff test.
Here he’s hanging out with Nanzi…hey dude, where’s your Confederate flag?
Was this before or after they boo-hoo’d for the cameras:
How was he dressed as a Trump supporter on Jan. 6 inside the Capitol and subsequently get credit for being an officer on duty who got “beaten unconscious”???????
I don’t think it’s the same guy, personally.
I can’t make the call on this one. If it’s not him, the dude almost has a clone. The resemblance is striking. Ears, nose, brow, eyes, all of it.
AND, that irregular hairline. I think it’s him. But I’m still non-committal.
It would be just like these commie fuckers to get a guy with a twin brother to trip us up.
That may be amenable to investigation. I have a bunch of links to the guy. He’s in the “Breach Club Blotter” in the sidebar.
I did a little poking around.
In the database I usually search, it appears BOTH of these men exist. Whether they are “creations” of some agency is up for debate.
I watched the cop in the video you posted. He sure does sound Southern to me. And none of the Fanones I can find in his age bracket are Southern. All north of the Mason Dixon. Lots of them in Macomb County, Michigan. Which makes since, there are a lot of Italian people there.
I am withholding judgement on this one for now. My eyes tell me something I can’t prove.
Excellent work! Thank you!!!
He colored his beard for the testimony. He also looks a few lbs thinner now.
And he colored his hair for the operation.
One more picture for comparison.
Trying to find the magazine, I found another with an article featuring a section on Fanone. He is said to have worked undercover narcotics.
Fanone decided to join D.C.’s Metropolitan Police force after 9/1l. He works undercover in the narcotics unit and has faced many “dicey” situations. But what he witnessed on January 6, 2021 was unlike anything he’d ever seen. He was attacked, beaten, and tazed. He heard the mob chant “kill him with his own gun.”
Fanone has worked as a plainclothes officer for years. On January 6, “for the first time in nearly a decade, I put on my uniform” because “I could not ignore the numerous calls coming from the Capitol” for backup. His partner Jimmy came, too.
In the lower west terrace tunnel, Fanone saw a police commander struggling to breathe. The commander shouted “hold the line.” It was, he said, “inspirational.” Officers used their bodies to hold back the onslaught of violent attackers. “The tunnel is a narrow and long hallway,” he said, not an ideal spot (if any exists) to be drawn into combat with a violent angry, armed mob.
“Thousands upon thousands of people” (as his body camera showed) were “determined to get past us by any means necessary.” Fanone recalled: “I heard someone scream, ‘I got one!’” The rioters stripped off his badge, stole his taser, and tasered him with it again and again. That’s when he heard them shout, “Kill him with his own gun.”
“I said as loud as I could manage: ‘I’ve got kids.’” Some people in the crowd pulled him out of the fray, then some fellow officers rescued him. Later Fanone learned he was unconscious for four minutes. He had a heart attack. Also a concussion, traumatic brain injury, and PTSD.
After all of this, Fanone said it pained him to hear the very members of Congress he defended “downplaying or outright denying what happened… The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful.” He slammed the table for emphasis. “That is the worst of what America has to offer.”
IF it was him on Jan. 6, he was covering up that ENORMOUS tattoo on the side of his neck.
I found a pick of that side and enlarged it, but I could not tell for sure if there was something there.
On home grown electronics
Great physics lesson!
I hear you about the derivation of the rest mass being a bit hand-wavy, but it was still enjoyable and I think appropriate for this crowd. I know I have a more rigorous derivation in one of my books and I always found it totally annoying and unintuitive, whereas just showing the relationship to gamma (“The friendly relativity factor! 😃 “) is going to make more people say “Yeah, this makes some sense.”
I have seen the relativistic explanation of current magnetic force on a nearby charge AS electrical force, presented as the moving charge in a length-contracting wire before, but I like your treatment better because it’s just a bit more rigorous but not too much. Your having gone through the basic Maxwell’s equations sets it all up to make extreme sense.
I liked this especially:
I can walk away from it and say:
Magnetism is a relativistic electrical effect.
…and I find that extremely satisfying for a variety of reasons:
All said and done, a nice and needed diversion from the horrorshow of “fake science” where scientific “truth” (COUGH) is a function of “Democrats must not answer for their lies”.
Steve has done an exceptional job of showing that classic physics cannot just graft electromagnetism onto its side and call it “structure” — it intertwines with everything that has come before, showing it in a new light.
Einstein’s four 1905 papers did the same through most of classic physics. Space, time, energy, and matter meant something different afterwards.
America has lost one of our most iconic, beloved, and legendary fighter pilots.
Capt. Dale “Snort” Snodgrass was killed just after takeoff from Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport flying a SIAI-Marchetti SM.1019.
Some career highlights: He held the record for most flight hours in the F-14 Tomcat at just under 5,000, which is a stunning amount of time in a tactical aircraft. Over 1,100 carrier landings. Top Gun grad, Navy Fighter Pilot of the Year, 26 year Navy career, 20+ year airshow performer in everything from WWII fighter planes to jets like F-86s, A-4s, and over 400 airshow F-14 demo flights from the late ‘80s to late 90’s.
This is one of my favorite stories of him, as told by him….the details of what makes this such an amazing story have occupied pilots for countless hours in bars all over the world…as have stories like it…
Ward Carroll is a retired Navy Commander and former F-14 RIO who knew Snodgrass quite well and served with him. I really enjoyed his tribute here…
RIP to one of our finest and best. 🇺🇸
Nickel on the grass. 😔
I am reminded of Carroll “Lex” LeFon — we suddenly miss them when they are abruptly snatched away.
This is an iconic F-14 photo a lot of people have seen.
This is Snodgrass flying a knife edge pass by the LSO station of the USS America (CV-66) in 1991. Ward Carroll tells a good story about it in his video above….
Wifey feelin good enough to get outa dodge for a bit to relax. Heading up to the lake for 4 or 5 days if she can stay feeling comfortable. Later
Have fun! 😃
Waving! Enjoy the R&R!
Good! You’ll both feel better.
Have a wonderful trip and enjoy the lake 🙂
NUREMBERG 2.0: Biden’s corrupt DOJ just declared experimental vaccine mandates LEGAL… forced experimental injections will now commence
Fake “president” Joe Biden has decided that it is perfectly legal for the government and private businesses to force employees against their will to get injected with experimental gene modification chemicals for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19).
I agree – this is the line in the sand. This is the hill worth dying on.
I will not take the Jonestown vaccine.
Can the DOJ just decide something is legal? I mean that seriously; I don’t really know.
But I THOUGHT that law was made by Congress and the Senate, and enforced by the Executive branch, i.e. the DOJ. And challenges to the law went through the Judicial branch, i.e. the courts. I mean, is there a LAW that contravenes the Nuremburg Code on the books in America somewhere?
Did my civics education completely fail me?
No, it didn’t. But you’re not a democrat/commie so your edumacation doesn’t matter.
Oooohhhh. Now I get it!
The DOJ can simply announce they have no plans to enforce a particular law.
Or, as we are all painfully aware because of the last 4 1/2 years, just sit on their hands.
Well, right, but wouldn’t individual attorneys then have the right to sue all the way up to the Supreme Court?
The right, yes.
The ability…well, maybe some lawyer would take it on contingency, at which point the plaintiff would probably see 38 cents at the end of it and a huge tax bill for the income he simply handed over to the lawyer.
And they’re using eugenics era bench law to justify it all.
Just astounding……….I was literally just reading on the code for my personal notes and can paste it here for all:
The Nuremberg Code
The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.
This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment.
Separately someone posted this commentary:
How to fight vaccine mandates from government and private companies
Go to twitter feed of any government official/CEO -> remind him that mandates for experimental drugs in exchange for restored freedoms/being able to work is a violation of the Nuremburg code -> bring up that the standard punishment for violations of the Nuremburg code is the death penalty -> tell them that you reported them to the Hague for Nuremburg Code violations.
Essentially, intimidation. Tyrants only understand fear.
OK – here are two critical links. The first one is an article summarizing the CDC’s new positioning on the “Delta Variant” – i.e., their latest propaganda.
Here is that link:
‘The war has changed,’ against new delta variant, internal CDC presentation says
By Yasemin Saplakoglu – Staff Writer about 15 hours ago
The coronavirus delta variant may be as contagious as chickenpox.
Here is a CDC “internal presentation” that was (IMO) intentionally leaked to the Washington Post as propaganda.
As contagious as chicken pox, and just as dangerous!
Gimme a break.
I’m lazy and won’t look up the possibles but I’m old enough to remember every kid I knew almost get chicken pox…and we all got over it
If memory serves, it is supposed to be one of those things that’s far worse to get as an adult.
I also remember measles parties; people would deliberately expose their kids to something like that; far better to get it out of the way as a kid than get it as an adult.
Which is exactly how the disinformation is working here. SCARE THE ADULTS.
Why do the Democrats NEVER, EVER compare COVID-19 to the 4 prior extant beta coronaviruses, several of which I am certain I had – as an adult?
BECAUSE THEN WE WOULD NOT BE AFRAID.
I remember getting a “flu” in the 1970’s – really nasty thing – and the clinic doc told me that the entire campus was engulfed in it – but it was NOT influenza. I’m pretty sure it was a coronavirus.
I remember that ‘flu’
Hong Kong flu pandemic of 1968….
1976, an outbreak of the swine flu…
Lock Him Up!
I thought he was already in prison.
I’d like to see the people who covered for him there, also. That would clean out quite a number of the hierarchy who don’t really believe in quick order.
another quiet dog
Missed this bit
According to a recent study by the American Bible Society, the number of adults who never read the Bible fell to 29% in January of this year. That’s the lowest number since 2016. In other words, 71% consult the Bible at least occasionally. They say that over 95 million adults in America are reading it, many for the first time.
II Chronicles 7:14. Perhaps it has begun.
One of my life-long Bible activities is to pick mine up, let it fall open to whatever page, point my finger, and read from there.
I figure it’s probably something I need to know that day. And it is always relevant.
Random applicable wisdom proves concentration thereof!
The Romans would often draw lots or use some other random method to make choices, not because it was considered “fair” (which would be our rationale today), but because that way they were putting the decision into the hands of the gods. Similarly for early Christians finding a random Bible quote. (And often times not-so-early Christians.)
I used to do that myself, and still do to some extent, although I see it as more of a built-in than a specific individual response, although in a true optimization, it would be both! 😀
Yesterday’s verse (in my devotional) expresses (to me) why such random calls always seem inspirational:
“All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.”
Well, yes, that is why I do it. I am trusting God to direct me to what I need to know. And it never fails.
It’s easier to read the Bible now that it can be downloaded to a phone and carried with you all the time.
I remember many years ago a friend who had a dedicated electronic device (this was before smart phones) that had a Bible on it (you had to pick the right one for your preferred translation).
He referred to it as his “light saber.”
Ah, the days of “pocket PCs”. Fond memories!
EXCLUSIVE: Second Eye-Witness Steps Forward — CONFIRMS Capitol Hill Police Killed Trump Supporter Rosanne Boyland Then Attacked Those Who Tried to Save Her (VIDEO) (thegatewaypundit.com)
This is the Rumble Interview with the witness:
Second Witness: Capitol Police Killed Rosanne Boyland on Jan. 6 as I Tried to Rescue Her (rumble.com)
Verse of the Day for Saturday, July 31, 2021
“Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:”
Hebrews 12:28 (KJV)
Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!!!
BE MY VOICE
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Wheee…Butterflies – Flowers – Smiles – <3
PRAYING ON THE ARMOR OF GOD
Father God, I now follow your command to put on the full armor of God, because my battle is not against flesh and blood but against rulers, authorities, the powers of this dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the unseen world.
I first pray on the Belt of Truth that it may be buckled around my waist, may I be centered and encircled by your truth dear Lord. Hem me inside all that is true and right, and may I be protected and held up by the truth of your living word, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray on the Breastplate of righteousness, please protect my vital organs and my inner man, cover my integrity, my spirit, and my soul. Guard my heart for it is the wellspring of life, please strengthen and guard the most vulnerable places in my life with that which is right, good, and noble that I might not receive a fatal blow from the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray on the Gospel Shoes of Peace. I choose to stand in the shoes of your good news, and on the firm foundation of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the solid eternal rock. All other ground is sinking sand, I pray that I will not slip or fall, but that my feet would be firmly fitted on your lordship, my Lord Jesus. I choose to stand on you, so that the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus, the eternal Rock of Ages. I receive your holy peace now my Lord, from the sole of my feet to the crown of my head, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray the Shield of Faith into my hand now. As I take up the shield of faith, I ask that you might extinguish every dart and arrow, that is launched from the enemy to take me down spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and every attempt of the enemy to destroy my joy. I ask that my faith in you would make it flame out. Extinguish every flaming arrow that would come against me, my life, my family, my home, or my ministry. May my faith always be out in front of me like a shield. Give me the courage to “faith my fears” by choosing to walk by faith and not by sight, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray on the Helmet of Salvation, that you might protect my mind from the thoughts that can lead me astray. I choose to take every thought captive, and arrest all intentioned ideas and motives that would harm others, or distract me from your holy will for me. I submit every captured thought to the Lordship of my Lord Jesus Christ, and ask that you would imprison those thoughts that are not of you my Lord. Transform my mind and renew my thinking that I may think God thoughts, and have a sober mind that is focused on your glory. Please protect me from being double minded that I may allow my mind, I reject to live an earthly life, because I choose to live a holy one, governed by you My Lord Jesus, the prince of peace, please have my mind to be saturated with the holy mind of Christ, in my Lord Jesus name.
Finally, I take up the Sword of the Spirit which is the holy word of God, I pray this powerful offensive weapon into my hand, and ask that your holy word would be fitting for every encounter I face. As the enemy gets close to me, please give me the insight, wisdom, and skill to wield the word of God to drive away the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.
May the enemy and his team flee from me, upon hearing the word of God spoken by the power and direction of the Holy Spirit. Give me the sword of the spirit to cut through the wiles of the devil, so that I may discern the schemes of the enemy when he is near.
With all kinds of prayers, supplication, and intercession I pray to you my Lord God as the one who fights my battles. Now that I’m in your holy powerful armor, I walk away covered and ready to face my day as you go before me, and please protect me in the midst of the spiritual warfare in this unseen world, in my Lord Jesus name.
Thank you my Lord, for the spiritual weapons of armor and prayer that you have given me. It is written no weapon formed against me shall prosper, and you will refute every tongue that accuses me.
Thank you Father God, my Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit, that I am more than a conqueror in my Lord Jesus. I pray all of this in the mighty name of my Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, amen.
Weird stuff about the Capitol hearings. This is from Alex Sheppard’s telegram. https://t.me/realAlexSheppard/3328
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Since when do Police have neck tattoos?
Don’t former convicts have spider web tattoos?
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One “Capitol Hill Police Officer” said that January 6 was his first time in uniform in TEN YEARS and another one has a prison tattoo.
What’s REALLY going on?
Cops who work undercover often have tatts.
Neck tats like that are not allowed. No way. Full sleeves, etc had always needed to be covered, and many depts still require that, but these type are totally a nono. We are talking about Capitol “police” though. Id like to know what their training and requirements are. I also wonder if they are subject to oversight. For example here is CA:
DC is a different country, Gil.
It has its own government, and its own laws – separate and distinct from the “united States of America”.
It’s a City-State – just like Vatican City, and the City of London (different from the whole of London).
I suspect this is why the Congressional “oversight” of the so-called “jail” (jail = county; prison = State; penitentiary = Federal) was blocked from entry.
I suspect the DC “facility” isn’t ANY of the three …
Ive never been there or new England, etc. Different animal, but I can recognize evil. This is well beyond anything i have ever seen.
We must gird ourselves.
Yup. Nancy’s “Capitol Hill Police” are likely turning into a cartel. And she’s farming them out into America.
Exactly. The “imperial” analogies are getting “fast and furious” these days.
Do they have authority where she puts them?
Really sly the way the Federal Government wants to get control over the states. First get rid of local police and then replace with Capitol Hill Police. What comes next?
Agreed. It’s BAD.
Did ya see Miss WHeatie’s picture of him carrying the Confederate Flag in the Cap on 1/6? LYING LIAR TRAITOR
The side by side, yes. Looks exactly like the same guy.
It wasn’t just the FBI that infiltrated Jan 6.
Article below on the order sending officers off duty early that day. They called in others to be the actors.
Capitol Police Were Sent Home Early On Insurrection Day So They Couldn’t HelpBy Farron Cousins –
January 13, 202
OMG – that makes SENSE. NanXi would have taken no chances. If the China faction in .mil didn’t come through with phonies, then SHE could only rely on herself and the DNC to provide the “photo op guys”.
I got this story from an upperclassman when I was a freshman or sophomore. G Gordon LIddy came to speak the year before I started, and of course the campus Left did their best to turn it into a shitshow. He spoke in one of those old-style auditoriums with a balcony, and while speaking someone unfurled a banner from the balcony that called him a “facist.”
He stopped in mid sentence and said something like, “Oh, by the way, it’s spelled F-A-S-C-I-S-T” and then continued on…they were embarrassed enough to haul the banner back up.
G Gordon Liddy professed to love protests, especially ones against him, and would sometimes be seen IN THE PROTESTING CROWD protesting himself.
His attitude was downright Trumpian. Or perhaps that should even be said the other way around.
Another story–he had a very powerful stereo installed in his humvee, and whenever he encountered some idiot blasting rap so hard the car was buzzing, he’d overpower them with military marches.
Love those stories. 😁
Rhymes with “racist” ?!!
But I’m sure they read it “fash-ist” because they didn’t know there was supposed to be an S there.
(I have a confession… I missed that until you pointed it out to me !)
Lots of people miss that one, lots of people aren’t cut out to be proof readers in general. That’s fine. I know I miss a lot of stuff. If I go back to read an old post I see lots of stuff I wish I had caught.
I’m seriously wondering if COVID is being used as a cover for something completely different at this point.
I think it was after the first 4-5 months. That was through end of fall to winter and spring. Plenty of time. Not only that but seeing the murders and malpractice and nursing dance videos was plenty of evidence.
They havent started killing people yet or rounding them up. I think they want the shots to do the killing for them so they have cover to fear monger further. And they villify “unvaxxed” to scapegoat and again get others to go along and do their dirty work.
Theyre angry bc the next phase is being held up. The deaths and chaos arent happening fast enough.
I think it’s more along the lines of keeping the people off the streets and safe(r) from whatever the [CB] has planned with the lockdowns. Word is the behind the scenes blackmail is threatening dirty bombs in the cities.
For the life of me I can’t recall who/what [ CB ] is.. but if that was true, honestly why not out the blackmail, out the source..
The ruse they’re using if the threat theory is real isn’t making the population beholden to their govt . It’s making them hate and distrust.
How would this be a win I wonder?
People should distrust government.
That part of the plan is working for many of us.
[CB] is the cabal, the powers that be, or at least think they do.
Ah..that’s what I thought. thanks
Central bankers is one.
CB are definitely part of CB! 😉
Its collapsing either way. Denial of the inevitable. You cannot run from everything.
Radioactive material went missing in us
Radioactive Material Disappears En Route To MichigaBY TYLER DURDEN
THURSDAY, JUL 29, 2021 – 10:20 PM
Radioactive material headed to Michigan from an Ohio company never made it to its destination, a filing by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission revealed. In its “Current Event Notification” report for Wednesday, the commission that regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other civilian uses of nuclear materials in the United States said the Ohio Bureau of Radiation Protection had informed officials about a missing shipment involving Prime NDT Services.
The Ohio radiation bureau learned from Prime NDT that a source of Iridium-192 was shipped through an unnamed carrier on July 12 from a facility in Strasburg, Ohio, to a facility in Michigan, the NRC said. Iridium-192 is a radioactive isotope of iridium, which can be used in industrial gauges that inspect welding seams in such equipment as pipelines and in medicine to treat certain cancers, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The material can also be used to make a dirty bomb.
Scare tactics? Everything with a grain of salt…
And then there’s this.
AND in Pakistan, they’re taking away cell phones and Internet from the unvaccinated.😭
Thankfully, American freedom prohibits that, or it would have alrelady been done here. They’re trying to work their way up to that kind of tyranny. Ben Franklin said we have “a republic, if you can keep it.” We’re keeping it! 🇺🇸
I think it’s hilarious.
You can tell they WANT TO so bad!
They keep saying dumb shit to their media buddies about “mandates” and compulsion, and having to walk it back because it’s….
LITERALLY AGAINST the Constitution of the country they want to be dictators of!
Should have gone to Cuba, Bye-Done, and tried it on there. Kamel-Uh should have gone with you. And Denture-Breath Pelosi, and Schumer the Joker, too.
This is AMERICA. We don’t DO dictators, dumbasses.
I hope people saw Bannon this morning? If not you can see or hear the show on replay. This is an eye opener concerning the vaccine and it is unraveling. If Fauci is smart he will not double down and confess that he was wrong.
Please provide a link! I will put up the video. To busy to chase it down myself right now.
Someone further down did but I can do again.
This is reaped from this morning.
Good! I think this is what we want:
Yes, I read this, too, on CFP (DiscloseTV as the source) early this morning.
Pakistan’s second largest province (somewhat like our “State”) wants to block the SIM cards – and social media accounts – of the un-vaxxed.
It’s NEVER been about anyone’s “health”. Quite the opposite.
And nothing like it in the US. Fed and various state workers simply going to roll over and get jabbed? Yea, prolly.
Feds could easily have their version of “blue flu” and shut down huge swaths of the federal government.
And they should.