# A Caution

Just remember…we might replace the RINO candidates. (Or we might not. The record is mixed even though there is more MAGA than there used to be.) But that will make no difference in the long run if the party *officials*, basically the Rhonna McDaniels (or however that’s spelled–I suspect it’s RINO), don’t get replaced.

State party chairs, vice chairs, secretaries and so on, and the same at county levels, have huge influence on who ultimately gets nominated, and if these party wheelhorses are RINOs, they will work tirelessly to put their own pukey people on the ballot. In fact I’d not be surprised if some of our “MAGA” candidates are in fact, RINO plants, encouraged to run by the RINO party leadership when they realized that Lyn Cheney (and her ilk) were hopelessly compromised as effective candidates. The best way for them to deal with the opposition, of course, is to run it themselves.

Running good candidates is only HALF of the battle!

# SPECIAL SECTION: Message For Our “Friends” In The Middle Kingdom

I normally save this for near the end, but…basically…up your shit-kicking barbarian asses. Yes, barbarian! It took a bunch of sailors in *Western* Asia to invent a real alphabet instead of badly drawn cartoons to write with. So much for your “civilization.”

Yeah, the WORLD noticed you had to borrow the Latin alphabet to make Pinyin. Like with every other idea you had to steal from us “Foreign Devils” since you rammed your heads up your asses five centuries ago, you sure managed to bastardize it badly in the process.

Have you stopped eating bats yet? Are you shit-kickers still sleeping with farm animals?

Or maybe even just had the slightest inkling of treating lives as something you don’t just casually dispose of?

**中国是个混蛋 !!!****Zhōngguò shì gè hùndàn !!!****China is asshoe !!!**

And here’s my response to barbarian “asshoes” like you:

OK, with that rant out of my system…

# Biden Gives Us Too Much Credit

…we can move on to the next one.

Apparently Biden (or his puppeteer) has decided we’re to blame for all of the fail in the United States today.

Sorry to disappoint you Joe (or whoever), but you managed to do that all on your own; not only that, you wouldn’t let us NOT give you the chance because you insisted on cheating your way into power.

Yep, you-all are incompetent, and so proud of it you expect our applause for your sincerity. Fuck that!!

It wouldn’t be so bad, but you insist that everyone else have to share in your misery. Nope, can’t have anyone get out from under it. Somehow your grand vision only works if every single other person on earth is forced to go along. So much as ONE PERSON not going along is enough to make it all fail, apparently.

In engineering school we’re taught that a design that has seven to eight billion single points of failure…sucks.

Actually, we weren’t taught that. Because it would never have occurred to the professors to use such a ridiculous example.

# 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.

# 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.)

# Spot Prices

All prices are Kitco Ask, 3PM MT Friday (at that time the markets close for the weekend).

Last Week:

Gold $1,946.20

Silver $23.41

Platinum $1,033.00

Palladium $1,458.00

Rhodium $7,900.00

So here it is, Friday, 3PM MT after markets closed and we see:

Gold $1,948.50

Silver $23.68

Platinum $1,015.00

Palladium $1,459.00

Rhodium $7,450.00

Again, gold being kept below 2000 at all costs. It took a 30 dollar hit Friday after climbing on Thursday. So things ended up almost exactly where they were a week ago.

# Pi…or *π* if Greek Floats Your Trireme

I probably should have done *π* before doing *e*. It’s a lot more relatable for most people, who find compound interest magical…and if they don’t find that magical, the idea of continuously compounding it might induce a headache if they think about it too much. (The way out involves concepts verging on calculus.)

But who the heck can’t visualize a circle?

Pi is, of course, the ratio of the circumference of a perfect circle, to its diameter.

The ancients wrestled with this. Pi isn’t quite 3. Nor is it 22/7ths (or 3 1/7 if you can’t stand so-called “improper” fractions and have to see it as a “mixed number” [an integer plus a “proper” fraction]). [An “improper” fraction is any fraction where the top number is at least as large as the bottom number, e.g., 22/7 or even 5/5.]

Perhaps they just needed a different fraction. 333/105 is closer to *π*, 355/113 is closer still…but neither are spot on. Nor are 52163/16604, 103993/33102, 104348/33215 nor even 245850922/78256779.

There is *no possible fraction* with integers top and bottom (numerator and denominator) that will represent *π*. It cannot be expressed as the ratio of two whole numbers. It is ir-ratio-nal. Which leads to “irrational” numbers being a term. It’s unfortunate, because it makes them sound crazy, woke, Leftist, or something.

However, if you truly want a crazy number, consider either the number of illegal “immigrants” coming through…or the US Federal debt.

Pi works out to 3.14159265358……approximately.

There are plenty of irrational numbers out there. For example, if a number isn’t a perfect square (e.g., 1, 4 (2×2), 9 (3×3), 100 (10×10), or 3721 (61×61), then the square root of that number is irrational. So the square root of 3 is 1.732050807…. (easy to remember the start of this, as George Washingon was born in 1732 (new style)).

An irrational number can’t be written as a fraction, and if written as a decimal never ends.

But wait, 1/3, when written as a decimal never ends, either. And 1/3 is clearly a ratio-nal (rational) number.

But a rational number written as a decimal *will* fall into a repeating pattern if it doesn’t actually end. 1/3 = 0.33333…. (obvious repeat), 1.6 = 0.166666 (repeats, after the first digit). 1/7th = 0.142857142857…. (a seven digit group, repeating forever). In fact the maximum number of digits before repeating is the denominator itself minus 1; 1/7th is at that maximum since it repeats after 7-1=6 digits. So does 2/7, 3/7 and so on (in fact the repeating digits form the same sequence, just started in different places. 5/7= 0.714285714285…. In fact fractions n/7 start with every single one of the numbers in the sequence ending with 6/7=0.857142857142.

[This repeating nature of some fractions…but not 1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 1/8, 1/10, 1/16, 1/20 and so on, is an artifact of our decimal system, operating in base 10; 10 expressed as the product of primes is 5 x 2. As a result, if the denominator is a number that factors completely into 2s and 5s (i.e., any number of 2s and any number of 5s, in any combination), the decimal point representation will eventually end. But if the prime factors of the denomination include any other number…the decimal will never end, but will repeat. So, for instance, 60 (2 x 2 x 3 x 5) has that one 3 in it, so fractions with sixty in the denominator may not end. They will end if the numerator also divides by 3; then the 3s cancel out, e.g., 42/60s also equals 14/20ths or 7/10ths. The denominator is only 5s and 2s and so that fraction is just 0.7.]

So *e* and *π* are both irrational numbers, along with almost every square root, cube root, fourth root, and so on.

But *π* and *e* are also members of a class known as *transcendental* numbers. These are numbers that are irrational and can’t be found by solving a polynomial (which can involve taking a root of some other number). In other words, you cannot write a formula like this:

*x*^{n} – *m* = 0

Where m and n are any integers you care to pick, and have x equal to π or e or any other transcendental number, whereas the square root of 2, which is also an irrational number, isn’t transcendental because it solves this problem with *m* and *n* both set to 2:

x^{2} – 2 = 0

(By the way that’s true even if you combine different powers of x; I just gave a simple case.)

Pi can now be computed to billions of digits, and there’s no sign of it ever ending (nor is it expected; it has been *proved* to be transcendental, and in math you can actually prove things to be solidly, incontrovertibly true).

Pi is *hugely* important in mathematics; it shows up all over the place. And in the sciences just about anything having to do with geometry will have *π* in it. It shows up in Maxwell’s equations and in Einstein’s equation describing general relativity, both of which involve geometry.

Pi also shows up in measuring angles. Consider a circle of radius 1. (We don’t care about whether that’s a meter, furlong, line, chain, light year, or parsec, though the last two would be a bit unwieldy in a diagram.)

Now imagine starting at the right side of the circle (3 o’clock), and going counterclockwise, measuring the length of the arc. If you go all the way around the circle, your total length is 2*π*. (Remember the *radius* is 1, not the *diameter*.) Since this is based on the radius of the circle, we say you have measured an angle of 2*π* *radians*. And this works as an angle (not a linear measurement) because it doesn’t matter what the size of the circle is; the full trip around the circumference is of course 2*π* times the radius, a full circle is 2*π* radians as well as being 360 degrees.

This sounds like it should be a solid pain in the butt. A 30 degree angle is 1/12th of the full circle, so that works out to *π*/6 radians or 0.5235987755982987307710723054658…radians. Most people would give up sooner than I did. But who wants to write that out even to five digits?

So they don’t. They’ll write that angle as *π*/6*.*

Since radians are simply one length divided by another, without any sort of constant fudge factor thrown in, they’re dimensionless (in physics) and for mathematicians are the “natural” way of working with angles, just like *e* is the natural base of logarithms.

OK, so how about, instead of stopping after traveling around the full circle, you stop after some other, arbitrary angle? Where are you? You start at one unit to the right and zero units up. After a quarter circle (*π*/2 radians), you’re now at zero units to the right, and one unit up.

How about that thirty degree angle? Which is to say, 1/12th of the way around the circle, which is to say *π*/6 radians? Well it turns out you are 1/2 a unit up (exactly), but the square root of 3, divided by 2 a/k/a sqrt(3)/2 units to the right. So yes most of the places on a circle have coordinates that are irrational (but not necessarily transcendental) numbers. Some few places have “special” coordinates, like 45 degrees (*π*/4 radians), where both sine and cosine are the square root of 2, divided by 2 or sqrt(2)/2; most are just some irrational number you can’t relate to the square root of some nice tidy little number like 2 or 3.

You can conceive of a function that will tell you how many units to the right you will be for any given angle…and another that will tell you how many units up you are for any given angle. You could even give these functions names, like, oh, say…*cosine* and *sine.*

Of course, I didn’t just pull those names out of my rectal database. Those are the actual names, and they get abbreviated *cos* and *sin*. (So *somebody else* pulled those names out of *his* rectal database, and managed to get everyone else to go along with it.)

It seems like this is a contrived situation, but this is *astoundingly useful*. First objection: Not all circles have a radius of 1. In fact most of them don’t.

So what? It scales. If a circle has radius 1.945, you can compute those positions by simply multiplying the sin and cosine of whatever angle, by 1.945.

[Or you can look at it another way…*all* circles have a radius of 1…provided you can pick whatever measuring system you want!]

So you will see sines and cosines all over the place in physics; just for instance the way you break a vector up into its components uses the sine and cosine of the angle the vector is pointing towards. A vector of length 10 pointing off at a 60 degree…*ahem*, *π*/3 radians) angle will have an x component of 5 (*i.e*., 10*cos*(*π*/3)) and a y component of 10 sqrt(3)/2 (*i.e*., 10 *sin*(*π*/3)). (Note that the cosine and sine of 60 degrees are swapped from the cosine and sine of 30 degrees.)

So sine and cosine can be very useful. And mathematically speaking, if you just take the cosine of some number…that number is assumed to be in radians. (Even deep in the bowels of your computer, in the arithmetic coprocessor, the sine function will take radians as its parameter. What you see on your spreadsheet when you ask for sin(30) is computed only after turning 30 degrees into radians.

And again radians are the natural way to do this. So much so that when taking about, say, the sine of some number, mathematicians don’t even bother to specify “radians” because a radian is simply a dimensionless ratio of arclength to radius without a fudge factor in it, like there would be for degrees.

Now there’s one more thing, and I will give my fingers (and your brains) a rest. The names *cosine* and *sine* imply a connection between the two functions, one is the *co*– of the other.

And that’s true. Let’s switch to degrees for a moment and check a few key values. The cosine of zero is 1. The cosine of 90 is 0. The cosine of 180 is -1. The cosine of 270 is 0 again. And the cosine of 360 is 1 again. And you can fill in the halves, the northeast, northwest, southwest and southeast: The cosine of 45 is sqrt(2)/2, the cosine of 135 is -sqrt(2)/2; the cosine of 225 is again -sqrt(2)/2, and the cosine of 315 is sqrt(2)/2. Merging the two sequences, and writing them out in order: 1, sqrt(2)/2, 0, -sqrt(2)/2, -1, -sqrt(2)/2, 0, sqrt(2)/2 and back to 1, after which 405 degrees is basically the same as 45 degrees, so we repeat the same cycle, over and over again.

Now let’s do the same thing for sines. We get: 0, sqrt(2)/2, 1, sqrt(2)/2, 0, -sqrt(2)/2, -1, -sqrt(2)/2, and back to 0.

Note that they are the same sequence…just starting at different places. If you were to actually graph these functions, they’d look identical…just one would be shifted compared to the other. So there’s definitely a connection worthy of deeming one of them to be the *co*– of the other.

The sine and cosine are important concepts, and although you can learn to play all kinds of tricks with them–enough so to be worthy of a full semester of math class–really what you’re going to need if you haven’t already rage-quit reading my posts, is to remember that the cosine is the distance to the right of zero (so it’s negative if you’re to the left of zero), and the sine is the distance above zero (so it’s negative if you’re below it), of a point on the “unit circle” (radius 1).

[And yes, being to the left of 0 as in 0bama is pretty far left.]

One last note. The full circumference of a circle is 2*π*. And because of that, a lot of formulae in physics have a 2*π* in them. So much so that some argue that the more natural constant is the one we think of as 2*π*, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its *radius* rather than its diameter. That, of course would be 6.283…rather than 3.1415926…and those who make this argument advocate for calling this number *τ*, i.e., the Greek letter *tau*. (It rhymes with *how*.) This position is becoming increasingly popular but I doubt it will ever supplant *pi*. On the other hand, it’s natural to talk of τ/4 radians and have that be a quarter circle (rather than half of a half circle); that’s more intuitively a right angle than *π*/2 is.

OK, so far we’ve discussed numbers that show up on a number line. They may be transcendental, impossible to write out in full even as a fraction, but you *can* say that *e* is between 2.71828 and 2.71829, and that *π* is between 3.1415926 and 3.1415927.

Our next number, however, will be one you cannot do that with.

# Obligatory PSAs and Reminders

## China is Lower than Whale Shit

**Remember Hong Kong!!!**

**中国是个混蛋 !!!****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

**乔*拜登没赢 !!!****Qiáo Bài dēng méi yíng !!!****Joe Biden didn’t win !!!**

WebMD News Brief

Sucralose Damages DNA, Linked to Leaky Gut: StudyWritten by Lisa O’Mary

June 1, 2023 – A new study reveals health concerns about the sugar substitute sucralose so alarming that researchers said people should stop eating it and the government should regulate it more.

Sucralose is sold under the brand name Splenda and is also used as an ingredient in packaged foods and beverages.

The findings were published this week in the

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B. The researchers conducted a series of laboratory experiments exposing human blood cells and gut tissue to sucralose-6-acetate. The findings build on previous research that linked sucralose to gut health problems.The researchers found that sucralose causes DNA to break apart, putting people at risk for disease. They also linked sucralose to leaky gut syndrome, which means the lining of the intestines are worn down and become permeable. Symptoms are a burning sensation, painful digestion, diarrhea, gas, and bloating.

When a substance damages DNA, it is called genotoxic. Researchers have found that eating sucralose results in the body producing a substance called sucralose-6-acetate, which the new study now shows is genotoxic. The researchers also found sucralose-6-acetate in trace amounts in off-the-shelf products that are so high, they would exceed the safety levels currently allowed in Europe.

“It’s time to revisit the safety and regulatory status of sucralose because the evidence is mounting that it carries significant risks. If nothing else, I encourage people to avoid products containing sucralose,” said researcher Susan Schiffman, PhD, adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at North Carolina State University, in a statement. “It’s something you should not be eating.”

The FDA says sucralose is safe, describing it as 600 times sweeter than table sugar and used in “baked goods, beverages, chewing gum, gelatins, and frozen dairy desserts.”

“To determine the safety of sucralose, the FDA reviewed more than 110 studies designed to identify possible toxic effects, including studies on the reproductive and nervous systems, carcinogenicity, and metabolism,” the agency explained on its website. “The FDA also reviewed human clinical trials to address metabolism and effects on patients with diabetes.”

Good info. I thought something negative came out about Splenda many years ago, but I can’t remember exactly what. Of course the FDA says it’s safe. 🙄

We should take advantage of the eruption of Popo so close to Mexico City for a “Covid Awards Program”. Management of both the CDC and FDA should qualify.

Send ’em down!

Popo is the term for buttocks that young children over here use to avoid getting soap in their mouths (or, anymore in our no-punishment-by-parents-allowed culture, a scolding)…

Oddly appropriate (or apropopos)…

Links to info about splenda and aspartame are at the bottom of the list I linked below 👍

“The FDA says sucralose is safe, describing it as 600 times sweeter than table sugar and used in “baked goods, beverages, chewing gum, gelatins, and frozen dairy desserts.””

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Okay, for starters, I can’t think of anything that would be ‘safe’ at SIX HUNDRED TIMES the normal potency 😂

A quick check of the Interwebs turned up lists of items with sucralose, including brand names, like this list:

https://www.stepin2mygreenworld.com/healthyliving/greenfoods/list-of-products-containing-sucralose/

A lot of that doesn’t even qualify as food, IMO. 😱

Thx!

More….

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/is-sucralose-splenda-bad-for-you/

I should mention my leaky gut — Acid Reflux was cause by WHEAT!! We also know that we are being fed GMO foods. (I will get into that later but the method of adding genes DOES NOT GO AWAY in GMO foods.)

BEWARE CONFOUNDING where they link to one thing and it is several things or they did not LOOK at the second thing at all.

THIS could be a cover up of the damage that is ACTUALLY CAUSED BY GMO FOODS and really has nothing to do with sucralose.

(I know the biologist that did the original testing on sucralose.)

^^^THIS^^^

I remember when eggs would kill me, too. And saccharin was the devil. And don’t eat red meat. And, and, and.

I’m eating whatever the hell I want. I don’t believe scientists anymore.

R.I.P. 😇

/s

LOL!

My Dad used to say that something was going to kill him, so he might as well do what he wanted.

That good ol’ Mountain Dew… 🙂

There was always at least a pint jar in the house.

Steam rising off it 😀

Wish I could 🙂

I always ate eggs, butter and whole milk.

Some things are common sense like not to eat artificial anything or color additives.

I always did, too.

Common sense is good. Normally always swim against the tide. 🙂

I wish you lived closer 🙂

ME, TOO!

I can tel 🙂

🙂

Yep, and White Lightning and Everclear cancel out the effects of anything else 😆 hic… 🙃 🗿

Old-school doctors would always go home and have a stiff drink at the end of the day, to kill off any virus they may have picked up. I still do that if I feel like I’ve been exposed. Straight liquor of any kind.

For sweeteners I use saccharin, only because it’s been out since at least WW2 and any bad effects would (hopefully) have shown up by now.

I didn’t even know it was still available.

Thank you for the info. I have never taken artificial sweetener because I do not see good in them. The information confirms what I suspected. One wonders however where they sneak it into our foods without letting us know?

I know a man from church diabetic who drank lots of diet Cooke he developed eye problems to the point where he was almost blind. The doctors were unable to find out what the problem was. One doctor finally told this guy to cut out the Cooke and his eyes got better after several months.

I think someone needs to tell Trump to cut out the diet Cooke :).

The brand I’d been using for ages just totally disappeared a couple of years ago. I did find another brand, it was the only one I could find and it’s a lot more expensive. May have been newer types are more popular or saccharin got hit on the head to force people to buy the newer types, dunno.

Wrong place that was a reply to SteveinCO.

Yes that happens. One needs to be careful. I can live without it do not need to sweating much. When I grew up sugar was not easy available and costly. I like honey but curb that also. All that taste good is not good and needs to be taken in moderation. Not easy and a struggle 🙂

That’s how I knew saccharin had been around for a long time. Mother said during the war suger was very hard to get and they used saccharin which she hated the taste of.

My mother used saccharin lived to be 84.

My father like sugar and past at age 74.

Saccharin is also mentioned in George Orwell’s 1984 (as an inferior substitute for real sugar). That book was written in 1948 (he got the title by simply swapping the last two digits of the year).

In many languages the word for “sugar” actually derives from the same root as saccharine.

My brain hurts.

Which inevitably gets the reply, “yes, i is”.

And I’m pretty sure I’m not getting that joke. 😅

When dealing with complex numbers, they are expressed as the sum of a real part and an imaginary part — the imaginary part being a multiple of the square root of -1. so “4 + 6i” would be a complex number.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_number

Actually, the real answer might be, “i is not irrational; i is imaginary.”

It’s also stupid…i isn’t irrational.

Yeah, power of suggestion from the caption of the cartoon. I already squared it away……heh…..

Sorry for the negativity.

[quiet chuckle]

Someone has to free that radical…..

Well, yes, I am. Sometimes.

Then there are imaginary people (like honest Congress-critters):

Antigonish

by William Hughes Mearns

Yesterday, upon the stair,

I met a man who wasn’t there!

He wasn’t there again today,

Oh how I wish he’d go away!”

When I came home last night at three,

The man was waiting there for me

But when I looked around the hall,

I couldn’t see him there at all!

Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!

Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door…

Last night I saw upon the stair,

A little man who wasn’t there,

He wasn’t there again today

Oh, how I wish he’d go away…

«I’ve always imagined that I’ve been irrational»

*perfection*

“trans-real numbers are real numbers!!!”

And they can get pregnant.

Count me in 😂

Love it.

Looks like an i exam to me 🙂

My dad tried to teach me trig when I was in fourth grade. He kept talking about “opposite over adjacent” and it just frustrated both of us.

Moving forward a number of years, I hit analytic geometry — throw a unit circle up on the whiteboard, centered at (0,0). Start an angle from the positive X axis and run it along the circle theta radians anticlockwise. Where you stop is (cos theta, sin theta). From there, I could practically derive trig faster than I could remember it.

And I still don’t get why he tried the other way, which I still don’t get.

It’s kinda like why do they teach high school physics to students without giving them calculus first? The problem is the schools want to take credit for giving students physics as a science credit but they can’t give the prerequisite calculus until their senior year. So instead of doing things in a logical order or progression, they just brute force it.

I’ve often said that the secret to crunching undergrad Physics (and Econ) is not to take the Calculus classes when they say you should — e.g. Calc 3A, Phys 1A; Calc 3B, Phys 1B; Calc 3C, Phys 1C. Instead, take the Calc at least one step in advance — e.g. Calc 3A; Calc 3B, Phys 1A; etc. It makes it totally obvious that half of what they’re doing in the Physics class is dancing around the class’ lack of mathematical preparation.

I took physics in college but never had trig or calculus. It was not too bad but i had to study hard. Maybe the math component was different.

Much of the difficulty was probably dancing around having no calculus or trig. With those two, it’s a smooth paved road; without, it’s like jumping from boulder to boulder.

I had to study very hard. I was beehind in math bc of my school curriculum and had a lot of difficulty. Mr gil took pretty advanced calculus.

Actually my high school had Calculus in the first period and then Physics in second period. The physics taught in second period USED the calc we had just learned in first period.

Coordinated?? OF COURSE!

OMG! A real edumacashun.

The physics teacher was probably watching that calc class like a hawk.

“Oh, goody…first derivatives. Now I can cut five minutes of babbling out of

mylecture.'”Tom Lehrer’s take 🙂 (starts at 1:30)…

A vast right-triangle conspiracy 🙂

Some people don’t get what you saw, and have to fall back on brute force memorization, hence the infamous fake Indian chief SohCahToa.

For me, the analytic geometry thing was so much easier. “cos^2 + sin^2 = 1?” — of course! They’re both legs of a right triangle and 1 is the hypotenuse….

The only Indian chief story that I know that goes with it is “the squaw on the hippopotamus is equal to the sons of the squaws on the other two hides.”

Yep that was the one trig identity that was blindingly obvious because of the situation.

I had not heard Casey DeSantis speak at any length before. This is only about a minute and a half long but seems much longer.

“miguelifornia” on Twitter:

I’m not impressed. She babbles on too long about the kids and tries to relate to the audience, but it comes off as phony to me. DeSantis himself looks uncomfortable, and at one point he even twiddles his thumbs. The whole thing is not a good look, IMO.

Casey is an attractive lady, but she is no Melania Trump.

Why is she talking?

Is she running for president?

What do the things she’s talking about have to do with… anything?

Right. I don’t know what the occasion was, but it looks as if it’s related to the campaign.

I think it’s marketing. Show that you have a wife and 2.5 kids and maybe even a dog. Show that the wife is strong and supportive and a leader in her own right. Demonstrate that you’re human with kid/dad/mom stories so people can relate to you on a more personal level.

It didn’t work. It never works when it’s forced.

“I think it’s marketing. Show that you have a wife and 2.5 kids and maybe even a dog. Show that the wife is strong and supportive and a leader in her own right.”

____________

Why would they want to show that? What’s the agenda here?

Is this being packaged like a Bubba and Hitlery ‘two for the price of one’ deal?

Why can’t she just be his wife?

Why isn’t that good enough?

Why does she have to try to prove she has a bigger *&^% than he does? That’s what it looks like she’s doing. Maybe she should be the candidate, and Rhonda could be the First Lady in waiting?

It’s just weird, and it’s

alwaysweird, whenever Helen shows up, clears her throat and prepares to roar..

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“Demonstrate that you’re human with kid/dad/mom stories so people can relate to you on a more personal level.”

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So when the stories sound completely fake, it has the

oppositeeffect, like she’s an AI robot lady 😂That’s where this fails. The usual ads, often local ones with postcard advertising, show pics of families so we can infer that the candidate is probably not a drug-addicted murderer or the like. But Casey went way too far, and that is off-putting. “The three-year-old runs the household, not the governor or his wife.” It’s a cliche. Not cute, and not funny.

I’ve come to think that marketing has totally failed. Should it be outlawed? LOL

Is she perhaps WEFfenSS or from a “spook” family???

Might be more here that we’ve been looking at/for…

How much brainspace of other people is she wasting? That is, how many people are waiting for her to stop talking so they can learn more about this guy wanting to be president?

Shes cankles and babs bush in a wannabe Melania or Jackie O package. Its not a esthetically pleasant.

I’m sure she’s a nice enough person — but with parenting and her own health issues, it was really a bit much for the campaign to put her on the spot like that.

Yes bc this is rehearsed to the point of unnaturally connecting. Like her husband she’s “all in” and I dont think its time for that. Waiting for 2028 would have been the right path.

I was thinking about your comment about teaching the gilkid history…..do you guys own a globe?

Yep. I have a decent one. Will have a little ancient rome week and Egypt history week over summer. Very introductory. This next year will be American history everything post industrial revolution. Then onto World history the following year.

Hmmmm……

I would start out with the comment, “the more you know; the more you see.”

You can show him this when you drive someplace. Does he notice when you get on a highway? Whether you’re headed north or south? Does he know what cities are further along in the direction you traveled? Was there anything about the geology of the hills and road-cuts that merits comment?

The world (time for the globe) is full of information and understanding. You can see the trade winds, and the climate bands. You can see the movement of people out of Africa and what they did to survive the rest of the planet. You can see the Cradles of Civilization, and how cultures ebbed and flowed.

Only then would I introduce Rome — which doesn’t really make much sense without Carthage and Greece and the swirl of the Mediterranean…..

It’s ok to do little units on Rome or Egypt or Babylon or Persia, but History is the Tale of the World. If you just pretend that the Huns just showed-up on Roman borders, as Roman history suggests, you ignore the history of the Huns that put them there.

And it is those extended links that make History infinitely fun and interesting.

IIRC, your young lad isn’t quite there yet, but somewhere between 11 and 13, you might let him read the two-volume abridgement of The Golden Bough. It’s supposedly “discredited”, but people familiar with it will be better educated than those who aren’t. Be aware, however, that the longer versions contain increasing amounts of nightmare fuel.

It presupposes a certain knowledge of Greek mythology, which can be found in many popular versions if you don’t want to go to Hesiod’s Theogony and the like. Again, however, the continuity between ancient sources and modern summaries should be stressed.

The development of hunter/gatherers to nomadic herders to agriculture, civilization, and cities is really more interesting than each individual region. Further development of trade routes and colonies, leading to the conflict of Empires, are key to understanding ancient and modern worlds.

I think ‘The Return of the Gods’ makes the case for why ancient mythology existed at all, and how it relates to us in the here and now.

That must be a really good book. I see it referenced a lot.

When I took Ancient History in High School most of what was known went back to Ancient Greeks and Romans. What was known before was quite limited. Not so any more. Learning about that Inanna stuff with her being the first known author in the world (circa 2300 BC) sent me back quickly to see how much information had been filled in (much). I had thought Sapho was the oldest woman author (circa 500BC).

Since then it has been an interesting ride, Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Hittites, Medes, Persians, and more one after the other and more in between. Even got in the Eastern Roman Empire, which is most fascinating, I’m currently stuck in the Vedic age of India after having traversed the Puranic Age I found I needed to go back further. I’m still in survey mode of all of the above. Nothing overly deep, but it helps in putting things in prospective.

This first picture is a series that has been most helpful. The writer I just learned is an advocate of homeschooling. It wasn’t what drew me to her.

Her chapters are short and she follows loose themes that you don’t have to pay too much attention too. Each chapter is at most 5 to 6 pages and comes with one or maps and a progressive, comparative time line that includes past chapters. She skips around the whole world, but most of the action happens where you expect it too. She does many author sites, and from these I’ve done much of my jumping off into niche areas.

I’ve only finished her first two in that picture and am engaged in the third but it is a car book and I spend less than fifty dollars on gas a month so progress is short (too late for the Well Organized Mind stuff I assume 😬😏😆)

Adult Collection

Young Adult Collection

https://susanwisebauer.com

Quick note on the young adult books. Once took a look during our Q tree home school surveying phase to see if I would recommend them. Did not as the reviews were rather mixed but thinking moar on that it may well be out of petty jealousy or demon distractors (the rakshasa’s are everywhere and always have been) as after experiencing her other books and easy style and full grasp of history, I really can’t imagine them being bad.

Adds my jump back into history has been fairly short. Started midway into the Trump presidency some time after Nunes fired the shot heard around the world that got FISA Gate kicked off, while waiting for someone to hang the treasonous bastards that have wrecked our country. And as one might guess I spend most of my time here, so my extra readings can be easily matched by anyone here (and they’ve included an assortment of petty novels too, including Cthulhu’s Lovecraft collection) if they wished especially as I count my self as a lessor, compared to all the smart folk that populate Q tree.

Try ‘The Return of the Gods’ by Jonathan Cahn.

😃 👍

Don’t sell yourself short!

I bookmarked that, thx.

Whoops.

These books might be similar in viewpoint to Will Durant’s History of Civilization series, maybe easier to read and much less heavy to carry. My grandfather had the whole full shelf back in the 1950s. Thank you, para59r.

I regret not finishing the Durant books. I just gave up after Renaissance. Looking back, I was just too young to process ideas in Reformation and Enlightenment. After college I read Quigley’s ‘Tragedy and Hope’. Now I accept the evil cabal is real and our politics and media is fake. Things make sense to me now.

I wonder what would Will Durant think about our after-post-modern times? What theory of people would he use to explain this?

Do you have a Western Garden Book?

My mom sent me one. But it’s in the garage library. I’ve only turned a few pages in it.

My two cents on Rhonda.

Yes he’s looking more and more like everything is scripted, which it is. He’s not a natural at responding if he feels threatened, he’ll lash out.

I am seeing more people are saying that the DS of whoever are going to pin all things covid/Vax on PDJT.

So if RD has been the chosen one to be President? He’s been controlled for the last four years. What’s the possibility that his Free FL. response to covid was all planed also? He then can become the shinning night of freedom.

Also his betrayal of PDJT and the people of FL. proves to me he has no loyalty to anyone except himself. His currant actions bring all of his previous ones into question. Commonsense would have been to back PDJT and run in 28. So he’s either become controlled or his ego has become his controlling force. Either way he’s losing support in FL. and the fake news isn’t reporting it. He’s the New kid on the block with Fox, that right there should tell everyone all you need to know.

I think it was ALL scripted. Even his wife’s “illness.”

Seriously? That’s pretty rude, coming from someone as smart as you are.

Why is it rude? Knowing what you know about the lengths these people will go to?

They will pretend Covid was killing millions, while they actually killed them with hospital protocols. They will pretend it was a virus spread by pangolins, when it was released from a biolab. They will pretend masks prevent disease while they actually cause infertility and brain damage to our children. They will pretend that the border is closed, while human beings are trafficked across it every day.

And you think they would flinch at pretending illness for sympathy?

There ya go being logical, again. 🙂

It is my greatest failing, I know 🙂

That’s

~~funny~~. The, “rude” part. Nonsense.

Why on earth would one trust a politician, to speak truth.

Not sure about his wives sickness that is dangerous to do because karma is a bitch 🤔

Yes he is owned and scripted and has no loyalty and no discernment.

Karma is a bitch, but people do stuff like this all the time. They catch people pretending illnesses, even cancer, and using it to grift money on fundraisers and things like GoFundMe.

And I think blind ambition is as big, if not a bigger motivator for some than money.

True it is astounding what people do. Still of DeSantis wife faked it then it is on her to live with. That kind of faking to me is not worth money or anything else. As I said karma ….who fakes illness will have a rude awakening.

I agree.

🙂

IIRC, DeSedative has his own COVID problems.

I was sure he would wait, but I was wrong. This is like watching someone destroy his political career in real time — unless the Deep State gets in complete control. The Magadonian movement is not going to quietly go along with that.

Amen

I agree with you and thank you for expressing the problem with DeSantis so well.

Betrayal of Trump is enough to NOT support Rhonda.

Then there is Rhonda’s support of TPP – betrayal of America.

Thats a good 2 cents!

I’m willing to entertain the idea that she was Cabal Matched with him. Something about her….

Stepford Wife?

Good analogy.

Comes off as, plastic.

She his … handler?

Its interesting that we have more and more suspicions about arranged marriages among “successful ” people.

I’m just gonna come out with, even though I know it will make people mad.

I’m not sure whether she had health problems, or it was made up for sympathy. I don’t believe anything about these people anymore. I would need hard evidence.

I can go both ways on that one. The most diabolical people would do what you suggest. I also have a personal issue with questioning someone when they say they’re sick.

If Casey is the person she appears to be in that video clip, I don’t think she could have voluntarily taken herself out of the public eye for so long. She comes across as a manager. But “the science isn’t settled.” More about who she is will be revealed over time.

I feel the same as you do about questioning illness, but after the way we have been jerked around for the last several decades, I trust NONE of it.

I wonder if they did, or if she’s very assertive and hands-on in running things. We’ll get a clearer picture in time.

I think you hit the nail on the head. The rumor is she is the driving force behind DeSantis.

What was that saying, “behind every successful man is an angry woman” ???

(ducks and runs, and runs, and runs….)…..

I like that. … 🙂

Me too

🙂

The theme for Rawhide immediately popped into my head …

Good description 🙂

Casey yammering, smacks of the Hoe….babbling, NOTHING of value. spoken.

New brannding by Trump?

Magadonianis an alternative toRepublican. Now people are making memes.In Magadonia I bet they don’t have to do this…

or this…

or this…

None of this…

In Magadonia they’d flush out the bought and paid for Sore Ass Atturdney generals that made shop lifting legal and they’d lock them up instead.

https://nypost.com/2023/06/02/shoplifting-crisis-is-so-bad-shoppers-struggling-to-find-non-locked-up-items/ NYC

You did see Bernie being marched along in captivity, did you not?

yep… Bernie just came back from Port Authorities’ Walgreens and was too embarrassed to ask the clerk for the Vaseline and left in disgust. On the way back home he stopped and watched MAGA marching by and joined them. Bernie’s with us now! 😆

LOL!

Criminal blacks must be subject to the law. It’s that simple.

Amen. The feral hordes must be prosecuted, color be damned.

Velociraptors.

All part of the plan, protect the criminals, point out the crisis and govt swoops in to regulate and dole out goods…at first to anyone but later to those “approved”.

One word: rebellion. I rebel at that notion. I don’t want to shop in stores where everything is locked up. For one thing, I read labels very carefully. They have removed part of the decision-making process. Cue Mel Gibson: “Freedom!”

You are correct, though. They are protecting criminals and punishing honest people instead.

Amen

Black, brown or white that are criminals need to be held accountable for crimes.

May as well make shopping like traditional libraries. Hand the attendant your list and they fetch it for you.

That is EXACTLY what already

isbeing done when you shop online then have them bring the stuff out to your car.That’s an option some people use (not me!), and I always figured the stores must hate having to pay people to run up and down the aisles grabbing stuff…but now I’m seeing it as a possible answer to “shrinkage.”

It’s hard to shoplift if the shoplifter can never enter the shop.

Also, shopping online and even using grocery and drug store special savings cards store the data. If BigBro wanted to they could pull up our usual purchases and “allow” us those and decide other products aren’t available to us

Ultimately, another way stores (Big Brother) will limit what one buys.

Social credit, around the corner.

If it didn’t say nypost in the link, this sounds like it’s Babylon Bee.

Alexander the Great is Macedonian, so my guess is that world domination is coming.

Bring it on! 😂

This does resemble the map of Jylland, the main Danish peninsula. Even the border to the south is present. As is the similar hairstyle. https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=7/55.631/11.404

So the YUUUGE castle would be Aarhus, and the Tower of Crooked Hillary would be Herning?

They might be in similar locations. Though the YUUUGE Castle looks more like it would be around Randers, and the Tower of C.H. would be around Mors, just slightly further north, relative to the nose. As for the Tweetsburg, this looks like it would be near Vejle or Kolding. Though their names might be closer, Skanderborg is a little too far north, Sønderborg is too far south and Flensburg is in Germany.

Like the shape of the nose and the length of the neck, the similarities is only approximate. And forget the mountains — the rolling hills in western Jylland are weak approximations, with none of the desired YUUUGEness at all.

Appreciate the feedback. My knowledge of Danish topography could probably fit in a thimble with space left over.

It’s from where from many invasions were launched against England in its earlier years.

That was the origin of the saying,

“Have you driven a Fjord lately”…

(Slartibartfast would be proud)…

Don’t forget the Macedonian content farmers.

Chris Plante sometimes says that Canada is America’s hat. He also says Canada is America’s biggest national park. hehe… Since the map above shows Mexico, perhaps it should add Canada as a hat.

Kayleigh should slap back with a statement to “Donald ‘The Calculator’ Trump” saying that Fox’s viewership is down 38.4% and not a paltry 37%.

Lol!

I can just see him, typing this out with his thumbs on a cell phone, laughing to himself at nearly every word, knowing how with each sentence, he is provoking his enemies to eye-twitching madness 🤣

And the hilarious thing is that the globalist establishment Republi-Cons wig out even more than the Leftists do… and they have NO IDEA why the American People love it so much 😂🤣😂

“eye-twitching madness”…LOL!

And here we go:

This is the one thing I thought of when I heard Magadonian. The theme music. 😎

Did someone say, “Conan the Librarian” ???? 😀

LOL

Ha. Forgot about that.

Magadonian not on Amazon, yet.

Love it love than man 😂

👍😂

Herbert Lom did that so very well that it totally defines his character.

…they have NO IDEA why the American People love it so much….

THIS is a core truth.

The establishment class literally knows NOTHING about Americans any more. And that is the problem. We were never meant to have “career politicians.” People were meant to be elected, serve a term, and go home.

Dr Naomi Wolf explained the elite (or establishment) class this morning… Loved her take. How Not to Become a Sociopath: The “Rest of America” and the Role of Joy

MAGADONIA is absolutely brilliant marketing.

Has huge connotations. I’m all in on that one. We live differently than the globalist woke. Their path leads to death and destruction for all that follow it. Their created worlds implode under the weight of their own evil ways.

Election integrity – focus and make it secure. Create safe havens in states that never appease the evil doers who undermine America. Never give them one inch of territory. We the People take care of the rest. The safe haven states will stand like beacons for liberty and justice. That influences and encourages MAGADONIANS in the others to make their stand.

“Magadonia” is all about America and making her great again (

MAGAdonia). That implies America first. There is also a subtle nod to the Don in there (MagaDONia) without making it all about him. Fitting, since he coined the phrase and started the movement. It’s brilliant.Yes we now have a name for ourselves that is not just saying what we

aren’t. (Not leftist, not GOP which implies an obligation to support the never-to-be-sufficiently damned RINO when they get the nomination…etc)“RON DESANCTUS”

IMO, another brilliant move by Donald Trump.

EXCLUSIVE: Children’s Choir Director Responds After Capitol Police Claim They Did Not Stop Kids Singing the National Anthemhttps://www.dailysignal.com/2023/06/02/exclusive-childrens-choir-director-responds-capitol-police-claim-they-did-not-stop-kids-singing-national-anthem/

There are more details about the lies of the Capitol Police and the callousness of the female officer. (Reminds me of Nazis.)

Bidenazis!!!

Bottom line: CP are still owned by Pelosi

I think you’re absolutely right. They took part in her plot – she has them over a barrel.

Kevin could score much points simply by taking this situation and running with it. I can think up two or three scenarios that he could use and he’d be a hero even in the YSM.

Maybe he heard you.

JUST IN: Kevin McCarthy Invites Children’s Choir to Capitol After They were Stopped Mid-Performance While Singing National Anthem at US CapitolWhat they should do is make that stupid commie CP officer take a history test on the national anthem and explain the background and meaning of the entire piece, and each verse…

Most people only learn the first verse… cool that the choir learned them all…

I wish these Woke Marxists would admit that when they say they oppose “White Supremacy” that they don’t mean an ethnic construct or an identify, but actually mean all Western Civilization, Christendom, and Capitalism in the U.S., Europe, and the rest of the world, irregardless of its geographic location, that is oppositional and counter-revolutionary.

But then the SPELL would be broken, and name-calling people “White Supremacist” wouldn’t have the rhetorical-emotional outrage impact.

The Left keeps telling me, I am

white, therefore I amsupreme.And I think they may have a point.

So I think I’m going to start self-identifying as supreme, so that when Leftists call me a supremacist, they will just be acknowledging my supremacy… which, after all, is only

right, by their own declaration 😁Magadonian supremacy FTW!!!

If we see this in future Truths, we’ll know where it came from.

You are

a troublemaker!suchLifetime member of the resistance.

By necessity, not by choice.

Tau is nice for explaining angles in terms of fractional turns around a circle.

However, that letter is also used for certain time-constants, in the Laplace transforms of filter and phase-locked-loop responses, in order to make calculations of the behavior of these. What looks like most of the rest of the Greek alphabet is also in use here… but notably, since there is a lot of trigonometry and periodic signals involved, pi is also present, front and center. This stuff is hard enough to get one’s head around, and does not need the additional complication of Tau having two completely different meanings in the same place.

With the imaginary unit, the letter j was on the bench and could substitute, since i and I in various forms are electrical currents… but no such luck with Tau.

Matt Walsh’s “What is a Woman?” can be seen for free the Daily Wire’s Twitter account now, for a limited time.

Slow Saturday afternoon out this way. Against my better judgement, click on this movie. Lots of fuss about it.

Walsh has incredible patience AND a poker face, of poker faces. UFB the utter dillusional nonsense LGXYZ and tranny freaks spout.

Can Never Be, Go Along To Get Along, With LGXYZ Tranny Freaks.—-

Best line of the movie, comes at the end.

Walsh asks his wife, What is a women.

A. An adult human female, that needs help opening this. (Handing him a jar of pickles)

Men and women were never meant to be the same; they were meant to work together.