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Cultural Ion Thrusters

(Taking a mental health break after this for a week or so...)

I work in a STEM field and for a while I wanted to be an astronaut, so one of the things that has always fascinated me is the different propulsion systems available and being developed.One such system is an ion thruster.A propulsion system with no moving parts, it has a high reliability and incredible efficiency.Counterbalancing those benefits is a very low actual thrust – I once read, at least as of years ago, that ion thruster force was comparable to a holding an 8 ½ X 11 piece of paper in your hand. But placed on a spacecraft and run continuously, over years it will affect significant changes in that spacecraft’s velocity (speed and/or direction).In fact, this is one of the kinds of propulsion systems proposed to deflect an asteroid from a possible collision path with Earth, if detected far enough out to get one to that rock and let it run for years.Force applied over time…

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Links: Quick hits

Rather than long linkfests, I'll try to do more timely - and much shorter - ones.  Not every day, but as I get a handful of post-worthy ones.  Let's see how this goes.
** Just feel the love and tolerance and openmindedness and sh*t.
** Conveniently buried.  Related:
** The Left is so determined to take Trump down they'll burn the Constitution to ashes to do it.
** The enemedia?  Lying?  Say it ain't so!!!
** The true nature of the Left.…


Background: American Children Terrorized by CPS While Lawmakers Cry About Border Children

GoFundMe: Bring Belle Home

I’ve given.

I look at this and think that if someone took my kids in this way, there'd be bodies.

England needs to re-instate hangings. And in Europe in general. And in America.

This is difficult to listen to.  You need to.

[Tommy Robinson This guy should be knighted (Andrew Norfolk (Times) / 18:47]
This is, to anyone who loves Western Civilization, beyond words.  Islamic immigration into Europe needs to be stopped.  Then reversed.

By any means necessary.

The Islamic Invasion and the Spanish Solution

Understand what's going on.

Islamic Invasion: They're here to conquer, and they know it.

Copied from VLAD TEPES: Dear American People

Susanna is dead. J'accuse.

And I hope that in my words and posts and links to other resources, arguments can be found to convince others.  

Copied from VLAD TEPES: Dear American People

An Open Letter to My Fellow American Jews

Leftists: Civilizational Traitors

G-d Damn You Barbara Spectre

Videos and thoughts about Tommy Robinson's arrest

Because the Islamists have allies on the Left; and the Left has their own goals, which doesn't align with a free and prosperous society.

Socialism's Gateway Drug

I strongly recommend this…

Flag Day! (And Happy Birthday President Donald J. Trump)

The flag first.  It's more important than any man.

MAGA Mr. President... and Happy Birthday!  No, I will never get tired of winning!

(HT to Woodsterman for the pics)

Sowell and Sayet and Vox Day, Oh My! (And Claire Wolfe & Star Trek.)

Dr. Thomas Sowell is someone whose work I’ve admired for years.I own a number of his books and next up on my reading is to re-read his seminal book A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles.In parallel I also plan to re-read his book The Quest for Cosmic Justice.(I’m still trying to get his autograph but no luck so far.)

He has a quotation whose exact wording I can’t find, but I cited it in Teflon Intellects (apologies for the paraphrasing, Dr. Sowell; hopefully someday I find the exact wordage):
A person who has tied their sense of moral superiority to specific beliefs cannot be debated.

"It is usually futile to try to talk facts and analysis to people who are enjoying a sense of moral superiority in their ignorance."
(From here)

And unable to debate with them is, to quote my late mother, “exactly right”.Just to give a recent example: I countered several someones in a social media venue; I presented multiple youtube videos, not to mention links to …