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1) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Shapes on Mars (Message 1674588)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
This vid is for you, Bob!

A bit too far fetched for my taste.
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Speeding up space travel - EM Drive (Message 1674585)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Good for travelling around our solar system but a bit slow for interstellar flight.
3) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Shapes on Mars (Message 1674128)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
The one that interested me the most is the one that looks like the foundation of a large rectangular building with three sides still in place.
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Shapes on Mars (Message 1673976)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Feature on Mars that has peaked my curiosity. Was a sensation early but interest has died.
https://www.google.com/search?q=mars+photos+of+rectangular+shapes&rlz=1C1GTPM_enUS594US594&es_sm=122&tbm=isch&imgil=OtljHNFB9TV8sM%253A%253BIyTy3GHVepTLuM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.abovetopsecret.com%25252Fforum%25252Fthread321103%25252Fpg1&source=iu&pf=m&fir=OtljHNFB9TV8sM%253A%252CIyTy3GHVepTLuM%252C_&usg=__I-lDDTPdewGlBf2tL38Y48Bjvvs%3D&biw=1280&bih=899&ved=0CCoQyjc&ei=xvdHVeL3OcHEggTntYCQDA#imgrc=OtljHNFB9TV8sM%253A%3BIyTy3GHVepTLuM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fimg90.imageshack.us%252Fimg90%252F9559%252F001qh0.png%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.abovetopsecret.com%252Fforum%252Fthread321103%252Fpg1%3B465%3B492
5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Debris in earth orbit questions (Message 1673794)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I read something last week about NASA may be ready to deploy a space laser to track and zap small pieces of space junk that are in orbit. But I can't remember the web page.
6) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1673709)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Indoor air pollution is by far the biggest environmental problem of the world. Every year, 4.3 million people die due to the exposure to household air pollution caused by indoor open fire. To bring this in perspective: This is 45-times the number of the global annual deaths from natural catastrophes (±95,000 in the 2010s). And much more than twice the number of people dying because of AIDS (1.5 million in 2013). It is probably the most unreported of the world’s big problems.
http://www.maxroser.com/we-are-making-progress-against-the-worlds-biggest-environmental-problem/

Is this because they don't have electricity? What would it cost to provide all those people with electricity and the appliances that go with it to have a home that doesn't need open flames?

I have not seen why so many people choose to use indoor open fire.
But many in India for instance like to cook their food that way.
They have both have electricity and propan gas but they like the taste of food prepared better when using open fire even more.
It causes one big problem more.
The soot makes the Himalayain glaciers to melt in a faster pace and half of the Worlds population are dependent of the fresh water from there.

Think BBQ in LA...

So, does this mean that the government should step in and if so, do what? For the greater good should people be forced to change their traditions? Looks like more big brother to me.
7) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1673620)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Indoor air pollution is by far the biggest environmental problem of the world. Every year, 4.3 million people die due to the exposure to household air pollution caused by indoor open fire. To bring this in perspective: This is 45-times the number of the global annual deaths from natural catastrophes (±95,000 in the 2010s). And much more than twice the number of people dying because of AIDS (1.5 million in 2013). It is probably the most unreported of the world’s big problems.
http://www.maxroser.com/we-are-making-progress-against-the-worlds-biggest-environmental-problem/

Is this because they don't have electricity? What would it cost to provide all those people with electricity and the appliances that go with it to have a home that doesn't need open flames?
8) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Jeff Bezos Blue Origin rocket test this week (Message 1672563)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
The rocket launch and capsule recovery were a success but the main rocket stage was not able to achieve a safe landing.

This vehicle was not designed to put the capsule in orbit but rather a sub orbital flight.http://www.wired.com/2015/04/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-just-launched-flagship-rocket/
9) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1671989)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I agree about America Unearthed 100%

Are you serious?
I haven't seen Scott Wolters rubbish TV show.
Only his crap about the Kensington rune stone.
He is certain that Norwegians and Swedes sent an expedition to America in 1362.
That's nonsense.
A possible origin for the irregular shape of the runes was discovered in 2004, in the 1883 notes of a then-16-year-old journeyman tailor with an interest in folk music, Edward Larsson. Larsson's aunt had migrated with her husband and son from Sweden to Crooked Lake, just outside Alexandria, in 1870. Larsson's sheet lists two different Futharks. The first Futhark consists of 22 runes, the last two of which are bind-runes, representing the letter-combinations EL and MW. His second Futhark consists of 27 runes, where the last 3 are specially adapted to represent the letters å, ä, and ö of the modern Swedish alphabet. The runes in this second set correspond closely to the non-standard runes in the Kensington inscription.

That f**g runstone was carved in 1882!
By whom we dont know but most likely done as a prankster:)

Now I can't even agree with you without being challenged?
10) Message boards : Politics : Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking, ... (Message 1671826)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
The older I get and the more I see hear and read the more I have come to believe that this will never become one big happy world where everyone gets along and those with more than their share of good fortune will share with those who either cannot or will not earn their share of the pie. While some of us have the capacity to work for the greater good many more have no such drive or desire. Those people will always take advantage of a situation for their own personal agenda, be it wealth or power or both. Those tendencies can't be legislated out of the mix.
11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Through the Wormhole Season 6 (Message 1671823)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
It seems we will have to overcome a lot of pre wired tendencies as a species before we can truly ever live in peace and harmony.
12) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1671736)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Ok. Ancient Aliens is funny to Watch.
But America Unearthed....
Talk about bad science.

Scott Wolter is the host of that TV show in History Channel.
http://www.history.com/shows/america-unearthed/cast/scott-wolter
http://www.history.com/shows/america-unearthed/videos

His big "triumph" is the Kensingon rune stone.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kensington_Runestone
But he is totally wrong.
A Norwegian intervier asked him if he could prove it's autencity.
He said he could but instead of giving some proofs he pointed at the camera and said that Henrik Williams (Expert in runes) should sue him for being a lier...

I agree about America Unearthed 100%
13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Through the Wormhole Season 6 (Message 1671695)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Seems related to a topic here. I'll be watching.
14) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Space X (Message 1671529)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Nobody's perfect, even the Russians.
15) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases #3 (Message 1671383)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I'm glad the WHO, CDC and other health organizations were able to contain this outbreak of ebola. And I hope the people of that region of Africa will now quit eating bats, but I bet they won't.

I wonder how close this situation came to a worldwide pandemic.
16) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1671150)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Imagine, Sweden starting the big war with Russia.
17) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1671093)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Glenn, I think we are in agreement here.
18) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1670707)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
We could start a whole new thread about the Ancient Aliens programs. Some of what they claim makes sense to me but most of it I take as utter nonsense.
19) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1670222)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
According to what little real history has survived, Ragnar gets thrown into a pit of snakes by the nasty English King. But the TV version may not go down that path.
20) Message boards : Politics : Living on social security benefits (Message 1670218)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
It seems I have company in my old age. I have two younger brothers that are approaching retirement age and they aren't much better off than I am. We have discussed pooling our resources and moving as a family group to Belize. We should be able to buy a big enough house where we wouldn't get in each other's way too much and I could hire a nurse to look after my needs.


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