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Monday, August 7, 2017

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This is amusing

Friday, August 4, 2017

While the media looks at the story and marvels at the West Virginia governor who switched his party affiliation as something that "means" something, let me remind you that there's often more to a story like this than meets the eye.

First, and foremost, Jim justice (what a terrific name for a guy like this - eyes roll) comes off quite a bit like el trompo. He inherited his money and invested it in a business familiar to him, in this case coal mining, and built an empire. His business tactics are often questioned by those around him, and he has a string of unpaid bills, just like the cheeto

And not only that, he's friends with the trumps. He apparently hunts with eric and junior, so there's a connection that way too.

Somewhere along the way, he got involved with some Russian business types, selling them a mine. Now the story is that he sold it for $600 million, and bought it back a few years later for $5 million, but I can't verify that specific claim. There is also a piece about him owing these Russian investors something, again without any specific proof.

Nevertheless, there was a business deal regarding a mine.

Meanwhile, the coal industry struggles in this country and he takes a loss from a business perspective. In order to try and help himself, he decides it's time to run for office. Prior to 2015, he was a republican. He sees the gov race in WV as an opportunity and decides to run. But the state senate president is the GOP darling and announces his candidacy.

What option does justice have? He switches his party affiliation and runs against bill Cole (the republican), of course! And he wins in 2016.

But again, he's friends with the trumps. Do you suppose it's a remarkable coincidence that trump talks about coal incessantly - when a friend is simply trying to "save his business"? If you do, I have some swamp land to sell you...

So at a staged event (when trump needs a little distraction), he announces he's switching parties and endorsing trump! Remarkable. And the media eats it up.

There's no real news here, per se. The news is in another Russian connection, and the likely backdoor deal that happened to help alleviate some tax burdens or something.

No this was about two inherited-wealth-from-their-fathers men colluding to further enrich themselves at our expense. That's the story. Not some contrived nonsense about dems being abandoned.

Sigh. When will the media stop with the sensationalism and get to the real reasons for the "change of heart" ????

There's always more to the story: West Virginia

Thursday, July 20, 2017

What a maroon. It would be funny if it weren't so sad.

Trump “$12 a year” health insurance comment perplexes nation.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Short. Sweet. To the point. That's the beauty Dave's iPhone.

So awesome 👏

Friday, June 30, 2017

I love typos

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Most of the time, I encounter rational people who understand how things work. But once in a while, I encounter someone who appears moderately normal and engages in conversation....only to suddenly feel superior, and tell me I'm a sheep and spouting nonsense or worse, "liberal talking points."

Recently, I encountered such a person who then proceeded to tell me he'd debate all day. Except apparently he doesn't understand what debate means. A debate is where both of you present your thesis and defend it. I did. He didn't. Looking back I can see I was mildly baited into a discussion just so he could "win." So much winning!!!

Look here are some basic facts about the election:

The Russians sought to influence our elections, and did so.

Though "we" don't know the details, the intelligence community has told us it was more than influence.

The election machines in 21 states were hackable. Whether they were during the election is still unknown, but a post Morton in the election data and information that was leaked from the NSA certainly would suggest that at least some of them were.

In those and a few other states, election databases were hacked. The DNC was hacked, by Russia. There was - a few days ago - the inadverted posting of all voter information.

Many members of the trump campaign are under investigation for topics ranging from collusion, obstruction of justice, lying under oath, and/or money laundering to name a few. I will tell you that it is unknown whether trump himself is actually under investigation for any of these. But as the top of the ticket and the most ties to Russia himself, it's at least possible that he is, particularly where it comes to money laundering.

That's reality.

But there's an alternate reality where all of this is contrived, and trump is doing great things. The problem is that he has yet to sign a single piece of meaningful legislation. To actually have a real accomplishment.

Because his game is to distract and deflect while he gets rich, while violating the principle of the emolument clause, which congress refuses to consider in reality.

Sometimes I forget there are two parallel universes here in the US: fact based and rational and alternate facts.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Short. Sweet. To the point. That's the beauty Dave's iPhone. 

Spies, espionage, and trump (oh my!)

Monday, June 12, 2017

If you know anyone in these states below please ask them to contact their senator to help people with disabilities of any age from 0 – 100+ years old.

            Alaska -Lisa Murkowski   (202) 224-6665  AND  David Sullivan  (202) 224-3004

Arizona -Jeff Flake (202) 224-4521

Arkansas- Tom Cotton (202) 224-2353

           Colorado - Cory Gardner (202) 224-5941

Louisiana- Bill Cassidy (202) 224-5824

Ohio- Rob Portman (202) 224-3353

Maine -Susan Collins (202) 224-2523

Nevada -Dean Heller (202) 224-6244

Pennsylvania- Pat Toomey (202) 224-4254

West Virginia - Shelley Moore Capito (202) 224-6472

 The US Senate is now drafting a revision to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that would hurt Medicaid--and hurt people with disabilities who rely on Medicaid.

Please contact your Senator with the following message:


Under existing law, people on Medicaid--including thousands children and adults with disabilities--have a RIGHT to certain services that Medicaid funds. The Senate is considering imposing "per capita caps" or "block grants" on Medicaid. These would ELIMINATE THE RIGHT to certain services that people with disabilities on Medicaid currently have, because it would limit the funds available for such services. Please OPPOSE PER CAPITA CAPS and OPPOSE BLOCK GRANTS.


You can find contact info for all senators at

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Stop trumpcare! Contact these States to help people with disabilities.

Sunday, June 11, 2017


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Looks like they're maybe going to hold a vote soon. The suggestion I got was to ask to speak to the "health legislative assistant"; the names are below - I highlighted Rubio if you live in Florida.

Call your senators and ask them to vote NO on changes to the ACA

Friday, June 9, 2017

An interesting take on how they use headlines, and sub heads to sell essentially mis-information. 

#MakeAmericaSmartAgain - The NY Times is part of the problem, on reporting climate change

Thursday, June 8, 2017

I think the one thing that is unassailable is that Russia sought to influence our election. And did.

There can be only one outcome here: the administration is deligitamized and we need to move forward from here.

New election. Period. End of story.

Not our president

It's this. 

From senator Mark Warner's opening remarks: 

So I'd like to briefly describe, at least from this senator's standpoint, what we already know and what we're still investigating. To be clear, this whole (ph) investigation is not about relitigating the election. It's not about who won or lost. And it sure as heck is not about Democrats versus Republicans.

We're here because a foreign adversary attacked us right here at home, plain and simple, not by guns or missiles, but by foreign operatives seeking to hijack our most important democratic process -- our presidential election.

Russian spies engaged in a series of online cyber raids and a broad campaign of disinformation, all ultimately aimed at sowing chaos to us to undermine public faith in our process, in our leadership and ultimately in ourselves.

And that's not just this senator's opinion, it is the unanimous determination of the entire U.S. intelligence community. So we must find out the full story, what the Russians did, and, candidly, as some other colleagues have mentioned, why they were so successful. And, more importantly, we must determine the necessary steps to take to protect our democracy and ensure they can't do it again.

Chairman mentioned elections in 2018 and 2020. In my home state of Virginia, we have elections this year, in 2017. Simply put, we cannot let anything or anyone prevent us from getting to the bottom of this.

Short. Sweet. To the point. That's the beauty Dave's iPhone. 

Why the Russian influence matters...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Go John Cleese!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Go J.K.!!

But awesome comeback.

Dumbass comment of the week

Friday, May 26, 2017


As a Floridian, I can not understand why you won't hold a town hall. We have a lot of concerns, and you won't hear us. Yes, the conversations would be difficult, and there would likely be some hot topics. But please understand that we are passionate about some issues and feel like you are only it for yourself and your wealthy donors, and not for us and not representing us,

Realizing that, I wanted to share a few topics and my thoughts on them.
1. Russia. The evidence shows that their was a hack of sorts and influence by Russian agents in our election. Our democracy was subverted. Where is your senate panel on this? You haven't advance much over the last few weeks. We need to see the investigation continue!

2. Trump. You said, effectively, get over it and help the man have success. No. No. And no again. The man is a petulant child, who is making money as president because he is president. He has hired family to work for him. He has obstructed justice, at least in a way that should garner more outrage. He continues to embarasss us with our allies. He has passed classified information to others. He had Russians in the White House as guests. And on and on. He must not go unchecked. You must do your job and keep the balance of power.

3. The budget. What he has proposed is insane. Effectively he proposes guts from every social program and pays for his stupid wall, and his golf outings. I realize congress passes the budget, but you can't just stand idly by and pretend like this is okay. Social programs are one of the things your state, and particular, your community relies on. You can't just leave us in the (I would say cold, but it's Florida so I'll say) heat.

4. Big corporations, finance, and Wall Street. Letting big corporations, and particularly banks, run amok will harm us. The sensible regulations that were put in place in 2008 should protect us against another financial crisis like in 2008. We can't just deregulate and expect companies to do the right thing. There were surely be run away inflation, rising consumer prices, and likely higher unemployment as companies look to maximize their profit. Floridians are as vulnerable as anyone - and because we are a tourist economy, we rely on others spending money to come here. If they don't have disposable income, we all lose.

5. Immigration and visas. Similar to my point on a tourist economy, we need people visiting from other places to invigorate our economy and keep hotel rooms full. We can't just keep casting people out and calling them bad hombres. We can't just deport people Willy nilly. What are your thoughts on the person who came over in the Mariel boat lift in 1980 who was a legal resident, but is now awaiting a deportation proceeding to Cuba. I realize it's complicated, but it illustrates a problem: after 40 years here, he's being sent to a country he doesn't know. How can you let things like that slide?

6. And finally, healthcare. We need universal care. We need to know we are always covered. It shouldn't come down to whether we can afford private care. This is a right that all first world nations offer. We should too. It shouldn't be that your state will have a high level of uninsured and have to try and get sub-par care, rely on public hospitals if that's even possible, or simply die. No. we can and should do better. Medicare should be available for seniors and others who built this country. Medicaid needs to be there for the vulnerable among us. It shouldn't be left to the states to decide how to administer healthcare. That's ridiculous and will never work. Stand up for us, and fight for what's right!

We're Floridians and we need you to stand up for us.

Thank you.

Since @marcorubio won't hold a town hall, here's a message for him

Thursday, May 25, 2017

For the 1963 worlds fair, Walt Disney created a show about Abraham Lincoln.  I detail the show in a podcast that I created last year.

Basically, James Algar wove together real quotes from Lincoln to be brought to life.  There's one particular quote that should resonate today, with the state of politics such as it is, and talk of ties to russia. It's at about the 11 minute mark in the video:

"At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some trans-Atlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of EuropeAsia, and Africa combined could not, by force, take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, [that] if it ever reach us, it must spring [from] amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we [ourselves must] be [the] author[s] and finisher[s]. As a nation of free men, we must live through all time[s], or die by suicide."

Sage words from Lincoln

Monday, May 22, 2017

Still more info lost BEFORE the election!

I take back anything I might have said suggesting the election "might have been" hacked. It probably, and most certainly was, hacked!

There's only one thing to do: kick the administration out, and hold a new election. 

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#hackedvote #illegitimate

Need more corroborating evidence that the machines themselves may have been hacked? Here's an interesting nugget that got lost in November.

The salient point is in the graphic.

#hackedvote #illegitimate Wisconsin Recount: The Alex Halderman Affidavit on Russian Hacking

I have been saying for a while that there is (or perhaps was) the possibility that the voting machines, the very system we use to vote could have been hacked.  

I don't know much about this site, but I did see two articles from last august that suggest that not only was it possible, they saw evidence of it, and warned us.

It lends credibility to the theory that something was actually wrong with the vote totals. 

These guys have been tracking much of this...

Holy cheep chit. 

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#HackedVoting #illegitimate #unhackthevote strange things are afoot

Thursday, May 18, 2017

What's happening *is* about el Donaldo and his potential crimes - obstructing justice, violating the emoluments clause, hiring people that are unfit (like his daughter and son in law), handing over classified documents, etc.

But it's about much more. We still have the collusion with Russia item to deal with. And the very real prospect that Russia actively interfered with our election. And here's where things could get really tricky and very interesting.

Mitch McConnell (the turtle) has gone on record to say that he's not in favor of any looking into trump because it will interfere wit the senates legislative agenda. Yet that didn't stop him from shutting it all down when the last guy was there. He was more than happy to not do anything and pout because he couldn't have his way.

And then I saw he made a curious comment about this maybe leading to a special election. I can't find a link to that, but assuming it was, in fact him who said it, why make such a curious comment? Unless you think there's a chance the administration will be impeached.

Eddie Munster (Ryan) is an odd case. He just jumped into trumps pocket and is a yes man. I'm supposing it's because the report of trump donating heavily to Ryan's campaign makes them connected. And of course, Ryan is a tool that looks at his agenda and sees an opportunity to get what he wants in exchange for whatever the orange man wants. Because it's politically expedient to make a deal with the devil to push through what you want, and couldn't have for a few years under the last guy.

And here's one more nugget: don't forget that GOP leadership - specifically McConnell and Ryan - were given a classified briefing by the CIA, FBI and others last year about the potential links between trump and Russia. And they decided not to act on it, saying they'd claim it was partisan to get Hillary elected if it came out.

At that moment, they effectively implicated themselves, or perhaps opened themselves up to an ethics charge, or maybe an obstruction charge. That remains to be seen, but they did take a risk to get the outcome they wanted. And surely there could be consequences for them if the administration were brought down. So it is - regardless of what they do now - in their best interest to slow this moving train down if they can, lest they get hit too.

Now as for trump, clearly there's some nefarious business going on. Yes, you can argue he's a businessman, but it's amazing how many times russia comes up, and how his business ties are all just this side of sketchy. You get a lot of "yeah it's not illegal, but..."
How do any of us know whether he's a good or bad business man? He filed for bankruptcy protection several times in his career. I don't know of many (supposed) billionaires who have done that once, let alone more than once. It's just strange.

So let's suppose Russia is backing him in some way, or that Putin was involved in the election. Even if it's as simple as Russians trying to target voters to manipulate the outcome with alternate facts, shouldn't that be enough to undermine the credibility, the integrity of the election? Suppose I told you that Hillary won under that circumstance, or worse Obama. Wouldn't trumps base be indignant?

And what if it was worse the propaganda? Wouldn't you really wonder?

Even if it was the influence scenario, that would mean the whole election was flawed, and it wouldn't be a "simple" matter of removing trump, because he and pence one as a ticket. And it would mean that pence should also be subject to removal.

Plus, of course, pence appears to be complicit in much of this. He knew about Flynn. He knew about Russia. So if charges were to brought against trump for impeachment on some of the other charges, he would be culpable too.

And that brings us back to Ryan. He's third in line of succession. If he interfered or was involved, he would be unable to serve.

And next in succession is the president of the senate pro tempore, one Orrin Hatch. He's from Utah, is 83 years old, and has been serving in the senate for 40 years. He did run for president once, back in 2000.

If he were to choose not to serve, then we run through secretaries that trump appointed. Some of them worked on his campaign, or had ties to it, so you have to wonder if they would be eligible if the administration were removed.

And in the need, there would probably be a call for a special election so the person serving in that place would have limited time to do much, and would be regarded by both houses as a stop-gap. Maybe they get some of what they want, but you still have to deal with the reality that you can't just blame them for everything since they just assumed the post.

Let's not forget - election edition

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Read about the application of the word here

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Word of the day: treason

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Does anyone else see this?  El donaldo is selling the fact that he won really hard.  He's got a map he put up somewhere in the whitehouse, and he has copies he hands out at time.  Weird enough, but there's a purpose here.  And it was more or less revealed when he announced his intent to get to the bottom of how Hillary won the popular vote by so much.

Clearly, there's a game being played.  And it seems to me that the intent will be to find whatever he can, and the only answer they can possibly come up with will be to suppress the vote.  And if that's the case, it's all over. Who needs gerrymandering when you can simply stop some peop,e from voting?

We must stop this. 

Voter suppression

Thursday, May 11, 2017

In the revolutionary war, Arnold "turned coat" against the Americans, and essentially joined the British, thus being called a traitor to his country. 

But the story isn't quite as simple as that, and is worth a read.  He did attempt to aid the British by turning over West Point, where he held the head post, and then snuck out of New York.  He ultimately made his way onto a British ship and sailed to England where he lived out the remainder of his life. 

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Trump firing Comey is a direct assault on democracy.

Maybe he (el donaldo) did something wrong and has something to hide. Or maybe not.  But his firing of Comey as the head of the FBI looks like it's intended to stop any investigation into his dealings.  The problem is that if it's stands unchecked, then we are potentially allowing authoritarianism to rise.

The checks and balances are there for this reason, to not allow him to go completely unchecked. Look, even if you're deluded enough to think he's great, I would argue that simply an investigation into the firing and handling of Comey should warrant a second look. Like I said, maybe he did nothing wrong.  But we have to know that before it's too late.

Comey told us there was an active investigation looking at the ties between trump and Russia. And then Comey got fired. Trump must not be allowed to simply stifle anyone who dares oppose him. And his spokespeople must be held accountable for saying it's time to move on from Russia just because Comeywad fired.

Call your senators and congressman/woman
Send them a fax.
Tweet them.
Email them.

Do whatever it takes

Here's an easy way to fax them.

Here's how to find your congressperson

And your senator

We need an independent investigation into the dealings of trump.  We the people demand answers. We need to know that there are no ties to Russia, no influence, and the whole mess that started on November 8th (we'll really before that) is simply due to the will of the people, and not because of some shady business. And that it does not continue to be some shady shnizzle. 

Do something. Act now.

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#ThisIsNotADrill our democracy is at stake #TimeForAction #CallYourRep #IndependentInvestigation

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

#ImCallingBS on spicey - Trump's Press Secretary Just Attacked Sally Yates' With A Despicable Lie

Really?  Taking a quote out of context and posting it to twitter is supposed to make us believe you?

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It's not normal, and it's not accurate #fartknocker

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The senate has rejected the congressional bill to repeal Obamacare. But now these 13 in-duh-viduals (many of whom are asshats) will decide the future of healthcare in this country.

It's funny because its sad. No wait, it's funny because during th Cold War a term was coined called "first world nations" which basically meant any countries that aligned with the US in policy and basic well being (and capitalism), and opposed the Soviet Union.

Over the years it's been re-defined as wealthy nations, or those that provide for their people.

And here's the funny part: we are the ONLY first world nation that does not provide universal healthcare. We've fallen so behind, and become so petty that we have decided that wealth and the ultra elite are all that matters. Screw everyone else. Which essentially means we are becoming a third world nation. Because we don't ally with the principles and values that created the term first world.

And given that 3rd world nations are often considered the ones that don't provide for their people, we're there.

It's absolutely unbelievable to me that 13 white men are going to decide the future of healthcare for 300 million, and move us further away from great.

12 Angry Men (and their majority leader)

I don't know how, when, or why (well, maybe I do know why-money!) all of these people fell into el donaldo's con game, and decided it would be in their best financial interest to turn their backs on the people they were elected to represent.


Oh look, and they are all white. And all men.*

(* women are considered on a case-by-case basis)


Saturday, May 6, 2017

This. So this. 

Ryan can go F himself.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sometimes things are not quite what they seem in the world of politics. I watched "trumpcare" get rammed through the house today in a spectacularly absurd way, with no budget scoring, a hodgepodge of silly items listed out (some added at the very last minute) and of course no one - and I mean not a single congressman/woman - read it. 

They violated their own doctrine of allowing for transparency (the pledge to America) which calls for them to post a bill publicly and take time to review it. 

But the thing is that passage of this bill will actually harm Americans, those that our congress people are elected to represent. And how did congress respond to its passage? Why by having what amounts to a keg party with the orange cheeto!  Yes they celebrated their "victory" of harming everyday folks.  Nice guys (and girls). But don't forget that they are all up for reelection in 18 months. It's our duty to ensure that they're not re-elected. 

Anyway, back to my main point: it occurred to me later in the day that this wasn't quite as cut and dried as it seemed. Ryan and his ilk have such loathing for Obama that they will stop at nothing - even the threat of hurting Americans - to attack his legacy. And in the near term, they lined up donors for their re-election campaign, and managed to get specific concessions from other legislators for their own pet items. And they appeased el donaldo for now ("look we did all we could!") to try and get him to give them some of what they have on their agenda. 

And all the while, they were pretty certain that the bill would go nowhere in the senate. Ryan hinted at this yesterday when he was asked about it and replied "we'll let the senate figure out the details."  That's code for "I don't give a shit, I'm just #winning"

The senate, of course, said that the bill was crap and would craft their own.  But due to technical issues, it has a bit of an uncertain future: due to their own rules, they need 60 votes to get legislation through.  And even so, getting to 51 votes (or really even 50 so pence can break a tie) is going to be tough. 

The silver lining here is something I noted on social media earlier: as a nation, it seems we are more passionate about the political system.  People know who they're representative is, how to reach them, and know when they do (or don't) have town halls. We're more aware of the political process and are rallying and engaged. Those are all pretty amazing, good things. 

Political games

This is an excerpt from the pledge to America. The healthcare change wasn't even printed until this morning and still had changes in it.

I don't think any of them - as in none - actually read it before voting on it. How's that for transparency?!

These asshats couldn't even follow their own rules

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Here are prominent politicians touting, touting, touting trickle down economics. As a primer, here's what that means from Trumans speech writer:

> The philosophy that had prevailed in Washington since 1921, that the object of government was to provide prosperity for those who lived and worked at the top of the economic pyramid, in the belief that prosperity would trickle down to the bottom of the heap and benefit all.

So give to the wealthiest and they'll spend more and we all win!

And on the other hand, you have the same politicians wanting to do away with the affordable care act. And in doing so make insipid comments like "why should I have to pay for someone else?..."

Isn't it the same freaking thing? What am I missing?

What am I missing: healthcare and trickle down economics.

Monday, May 1, 2017

And it's only May 1st!

Trump wins stupidest comment of the month

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Here's a cool video that explains this innovation.

#MakeAmericaSmartAgain the differential gear

Friday, April 28, 2017

Caption this..

During the election cycle, I argued with some folks about one topic in particular. All things being equal, setting aside the BS that was being hurled, I kept saying that el donaldo had no idea what being president was like.

And then there was Hillary, who had lived through an 8-year term with her husband occupying the Oval Office, and later served as senator and Secretary of State; she knew exactly what the job entailed - and voluntarily signed up to do it anyway.

The thing I argued was that she was prepared and he was not.

That says something about each of them. The job IS hard. Most presidents come away greyer and looking worn out.

So el donaldo goes into an interview and says some dumb things like "I thought this was going to be easy. It's harder than I thought!"

Really? Really? Shame on you, and anyone who thought you had a clue.

El donaldo: What a dumbass

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Trust data

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Archimedes was a fascinating Greek scientist, engineer, inventor, and more who lived in the 300 b.c.e. range.  He understood mathematics, conceptuslized physics, and followed the movement of the stars. He found a means to calculate the area and of unusual shapes and worked to derive a value for pi. 

But there's one story that stands out, an anecdotal account about how he invented a method for determining the volume of an object with an irregular shape. 

King Hiero II asked for a crown made of gold, but he suspected that silver had replaced much of the gold inside the crown - and that the crown maker was a thief! 

Archimedes was asked to determine if this was true, without damaging the crown.  The obvious thing to do would be to melt it down into a regularly shaped body in order to calculate its density. But that was impossible. 

Inspiration struck him, as the story goes, as he was taking a bath.  He noticed that the level of the water in the tub rose as he got in, and realized that this effect could be used to determine the volume of the crown. 

Excited, he stood from the tub and ran naked through the streets yelling "Eureka!" Or "I have found it!"

What had he found?

In his assignment from the king, he realized that the submerged crown would displace an amount of water equal to its own volume. 

By dividing the mass (it's weight) of the crown by the volume of water displaced (i.e. How far the water moved up the tub), he would have the density of the crown. 

The density would be lower if cheaper and less dense metals had been added to the gold (and higher if it was all gold). 

The test was conducted, and he proved that silver had indeed been mixed in.  The crown maker was trying to pull a fast one and legend says the king had him executed. 

Now whether this story is entirely true is anyone's guess. But there is certainly some substance to it: Archimedes did discover and write about displacement of water as it relates to density. And the principle is still in use today. 

And his eureka moment extended further still. The principle is the reason a boat can stay bouyant. 

Of course boats don't actually float! The reason has everything to do with displacement of water. But it can be hard to wrap your head around. So here's a simple explanation that succinctly sums it up. 

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#MakeAmericaSmartAgain. Archimedes. Displacement. Boats. And the eureka moment.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I keep hearing the rhetoric. These guy should are bad. These guys are taking our jobs. These guys should be deported. These guys don't look like me, don't act like me, don't follow the same god as me.

But for those of you who think that way, have you ever met any of "them"?

When I watched SNL this weekend, the phrase from Michael Che stuck with me: "you don't know what kind of cakes I've seen."  Yeah pretty much.

Don't be so quick to judge.  Look tot the cake.

Clip starts at 2:03.

Walk a mile in someone's shoes...

Friday, April 14, 2017

Some new info about voting irregularities.

This info was requested by NAVO a group that focuses on free and fair elections.

#illegitimate #NotOurPresident

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


#DumbAssQuoteOfTheWeek: Sean Spicer "Hitler didn't even sink to using chemical weapons."

Monday, April 10, 2017

In 2016' el donaldo said "I have the greatest stuff and you know what? I love golf. But if I were in the White House, I don't think I'd ever see Turnberry again. I don't think I'd ever see Doral again. I own Doral in Miami. I don't think I'd ever see many of the places I have. I don't think I'd ever see anything, I just want to stay in the White House and work my ass off and make great deals, right? Who's gonna leave?"

Well, as it turns out he wasn't lying. AFAIK he hasn't been to Doral or Turnberry. But he has gone to several of his other resorts, most notably Mar A Lago.

As for the rest - working his ass off and not leaving - well that's another story.

But I think most people miss a subtlety in this story. He's supposed to be a big Christian and the evangelicals and tv pastors prop him up. While he spends all this time golfing on weekends, we never hear about him attending any religious services.

Funny that.

Trump on golfing

Sunday, April 9, 2017

#MakeAmericaSmartAgain To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old -

Saturday, April 8, 2017

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

I've come to the conclusion that el donaldo *is* doofenshmirtz.

Build that wall!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

And I would have gotten away with it, too...if it hadn't been for your meddling kids....

April fools

Friday, March 31, 2017

Republican strategist Amanda Carpenter, who once served as Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) communications director said of ivanka: "What's she doing exactly? Nobody knows. What qualifies her? Apparently being the president's daughter. There's a word for this: nepotism," Carpenter wrote. "And it makes everything Ivanka has done up to this point to position herself as an example for working women into a farce. By taking this role, Ivanka is taking away a life-changing opportunity from another woman, who undoubtedly would have more expertise than the first daughter."

Ivanka Trump And White House Nepotism - Ivanka Doesn't Represent Working Women

Thursday, March 30, 2017

18 U.S. Code § 2381 - Treason
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

Tick.  Tick. Tick. 

Legal definition: treason

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