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Random Topics / Re: Hardest questions to answer
« on: Today at 10:25:38 AM »
Here's one:  Why are you you, and not somebody else? 

(I'm reminded of the old saying:  Don't try to be someone you're not - everyone else is already taken.  :D)

No one else wanted the job


Exactly right. She is having limited impact. He is interesting. I'm sure he never had an opportunity to talk this long uninterrupted with Hoagie

He's on a Hoagland replay tonight (and about half a dozen OSOM shows if you saved them from Braapster days)

I thought the name was really familiar. Did I like him? Doubt I will make it to the replay but I do appreciate the info.

Well, I'm here. So far so good but haven't heard much from Heather yet. Just Norry noises

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 07:30:42 PM »
I would be very interested in hearing this guest tonight. But why do I feel with Heather behind the mic it will be painful?  :-\

Dr. Richard B. Spence is a Professor of History at the University of Idaho. His interests include Russian and military history along with espionage, occultism and anti-semitism. His major published works include Boris Savinkov: Renegade on the Left, Trust No One: The Secret World of Sidney Reilly, Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult, and the forthcoming Wall Street and the Russian Revolution, 1905-1925. He is the author of numerous articles in Revolutionary Russia, Intelligence and National Security, Journal for the Study of Anti-Semitism, American Communist History, New Dawn and other publications. He has been interviewed on numerous programs and has been a commentator/consultant for the History Channel, the International Spy Museum, Radio Liberty, Voice of Russia and the Russian Cultural Foundation.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 07:19:46 PM »
Would you prefer farmers, printers, or vacuum cleaner salesmen?  The people Trump chose have relevant experience and have risen to the top of their professions.  Maybe you would prefer the same sort of political hacks and chronies that Obama appointed.  Virtually all of Trump's cabinet are taking a huge pay hit to serve.

Unbelievable hypocrisy. I was going to use a different word but it is already one of your favorites


Joe Bastardi's opinions on climate change.

Aha. The great scientific minds of patriot post and breitbart

What do these other yahoos know?  A through C  only.  A - Z at:


Ernest Afiesimama, Nigerian weatherman,[1] former senior associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Physics of Weather and Climate Group) and head of numerical weather prediction at Nigerian Meteorological Agency. Presently, Programme Manager, Offices for Africa and Least Developed Countries, World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)
Myles Allen, head of the Climate Dynamics group at University of Oxford's Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics Department. Lead author, IPCC Third Assessment Report. Review editor, Fourth Assessment Report.
Richard Alley (1957-), Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Science, American, Earth's cryosphere and global climate change.[2]
Kevin Anderson, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and is an adviser to the British Government on climate change.[3]
James Annan, British climatologist with Blue Skies Research, UK
Julie Arblaster, Australian climatologist at The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research in CSIRO
David Archer, American professor of oceanography at University of Chicago
Svante Arrhenius (1859-1927), Swedish, greenhouse effect.[4]

Sallie Baliunas, American, astrophysicist, solar variation.
Robert Balling, American, former director of the Office of Climatology and is a professor of geography at Arizona State University, climatology, global climate change, and geographic information systems.[5]
Édouard Bard, French climate scientist, specialized in past climate reconstruction.
Eric J. Barron (1944-), American geophysicist, President of Pennsylvania State University
André Berger, (1942-), Belgian, modeling climatic changes at the geological and at the century time scales.
Richard A. Betts, Head of the Climate Impacts strategic area at the Met Office Hadley Centre.
Jacob Bjerknes, Norwegian-American meteorologist
Vilhelm Bjerknes (1862-1951), Norwegian, forecasting, numerical models.[6]
Bert Bolin (1925-2007), Swedish meteorologist, first chair of the IPCC
Gerard C. Bond (1940-2005) American geologist and paleoclimate researcher
Jason Box, American professor of glaciology at Ohio State University
Raymond S. Bradley, American, historical temperatures, paleoclimatology, and climate variability.
Keith Briffa (1952-), United Kingdom, dendrochronology, temperature history.
Wallace Smith Broecker (1931-), American, Pleistocene geochronology, radiocarbon dating, and chemical oceanography.[7]
Harold E. Brooks (1959-), American meteorologist, severe convective storm and tornado climatology as well as conducive atmospheric environments
Keith Browning, British meteorologist; mesoscale meteorology, sparkles

Ken Caldeira, American, climate engineering, ocean acidification, atmospheric chemistry.
Guy Stewart Callendar, English,(February 1898-October 1964), steam engineer and inventor who proposed what eventually became known as the Callendar effect, the theory that linked rising carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere to global temperature.
Mark Cane, American, modeling and prediction of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation.
Anny Cazenave, French oceanographer specializing in satellite altimetry.
Robert D. Cess, American atmospheric scientist, emeritus professor at Stony Brook University.
Jule G. Charney (1917-1981) American meteorologist, pioneer in numerical weather modeling
John Christy, director of the Earth System Science Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Best known (with Dr. Roy Spencer) for developing the first version of the satellite temperature record.
John A. Church (1951-), Australian oceanographer, chair of the [World Climate Research Programme]
Ralph J. Cicerone (1943-), American atmospheric chemist, President of U.S. National Academy of Sciences
Mat Collins, Joint Met Office Chair in Climate, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter. Quantifying uncertainty in climate projections, dynamics of the El Nino Southern Oscillation, global and regional hydrological cycle changes, Indian Monsoon across multiple time scales, stochastic parameterisation, Arctic predictability.
Harmon Craig (1926-2003), pioneering American geochemist
Paul J. Crutzen (1933-), Dutch, stratospheric and tropospheric chemistry, and their role in the biogeochemical cycles and climate.[8]
Heidi Cullen, American meteorologist, chief scientist for Climate Central
Balfour Currie OC (1902-1981), Canadian climatologist at University of Saskatchewan
Judith Curry American climatologist and chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Random Topics / Re: Hardest questions to answer
« on: Yesterday at 06:35:47 PM »
If Jethro Tull hadn't invented the seed drill, what would the name have been of the self indulgent prog rock/folk group that Ian Anderson fronted?

If Ian Punnett were named after Ian Anderson would he still have tinnitus?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: Yesterday at 06:22:51 PM »
Fresh Air w/Terry Gross excellent show on DARPA today including discussion of parapsychology experiments. The type of intelligent, high-quality interview once heard on Art Bell's show.

Thanks Lt. Uhura. A good "white world" overview and general history, the difference Art would have began the questioning about black projects and some of the oddball things being researched. He would have also challenged that the parapsychological work was simply dropped and delved into her other specialties of research involving nukes.

This is why we still need an Art Bell, or at least someone like him. I've asked questions to try to get him to open up and figure out what is hindering him at present, but thus far - dead air. We can only hope he's sorting whatever it is out.

Agreed, Art would have delved deeper into the parapsychology aspects.

Art had a number of highly intelligent experts from a variety of fields, unlike these wonky characters selling product, which is all we have since Art left. I guess he doesn't miss it, or he'd drop in with a few shows here and there.

I miss Art  :'(    Sorry but sometimes the obvious needs to be stated

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 11:42:04 AM »
Can we be sure Baron is his son? His wife must have been well stoned to have him between her legs.

Baron has that vague mentally diminished pout and apish demeanor and look the other two mouth breathers have. He must be the spawn of Trump*

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 11:38:46 AM »
Agreed. Although Trump has shown spectacularly he isn't master of what he surveys, despite what he thought. The more this train wreck has gone on, the more he's demonstrated he simply bends with whatever he saw on tv that day. He has no conviction other than to make him and his family richer/better known. Living in a bubble of adolescence, he has next to no maturity or worldly wise knowledge, and worse, has no desire to learn.

Notice his glee last week in the Mack truck as the GOP fought among themselves over ACA replacement; He couldn't have cared less. All his bluster using superlatives to describe anything he likes that day is just that. Bluster.

 He knows almost nothing about goverment, coming out with shit such as "No-one knew how complicated health care was". Is he for fucking real? He has zero humility, if he did he wouldn't have come out with 99% of the complete bollox he utters.

I think he is also highly motivated by revenge. First he hated Obama for wiretapping him. Now he hates him even more for not wiretapping him. Hence the look of pure glee on his ugly mug when he signed the Royal Decree repealing the climate change order. And leaves us all to gasp and slowly die in our own toxins

Random Topics / Re: Hardest questions to answer
« on: Yesterday at 11:18:38 AM »
Can we be sure?

You'd have to ask brig and Starr on that one

Random Topics / Re: The BellGab Classic Movie Playhouse
« on: Yesterday at 10:57:59 AM »
Dear 21. I believe this may be the first time we disagree. I already gave a short review in Politics (don't ask why) but will now explicate my thoughts on the subject.

I have heard many people complain it is too slow. But I believe the pacing gives time for thought and reflection on the bigger picture the pictorial is presenting, instead of just intake and move to the next scene.  The opening follows our prehumans in their apelike existence until one is touched, or more accurately touches God - think Michelangelo's Spark of Life but replace God with the Serpent transmitting the Spark of Knowledge. In time our rudimentary weapons evolve into technology which includes spacefaring craft. Beautifully illustrated in only 25 minutes.

I think that HAL is more human and more a hero than Dave by Kubrick's design. The machine is conflicted, tortured, by its orders and suffers a mental and emotional breakdown. Dave is not burdened with such qualms. Just following his orders and performing his duties somewhat robotically. A brilliant juxtaposition.

Then we see Dave traveling through time and space (admittedly this sequence may be more enjoyable in a slightly altered mental state) to land one presumes close to the monolith on Europa - an interesting foresight in 1968 considering how much more we know about this moon being the most likely other place in our solar system to find evolved life. Or maybe through a wormhole to the makers of the monolith. As Dave ages he is changed/educated by the monolith until he transforms into the Starchild and brings the next evolutionary step to Earth.

This mostly is my supposition, not really spelled out in the movie. But the genius of Kubrick is he presents a beautifully illustrated map and allows the watcher to find his own way through the movie.

I would go on but don't want to be to slooow or boring (too late?). I think maybe I enjoyed the movie more than many because I read the book first which does give more detailed explanations than the movie does.  21, after some time elapses you may want to try watching it again

Random Topics / Re: Hardest questions to answer
« on: Yesterday at 09:56:24 AM »
Ken and Barbie.

With head transplants

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 03:20:57 AM »

Thanks, sweetie. Sorry about the whole P.T. Barnum thing. Blame my headache. And Trump*

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 03:04:02 AM »
King Solomon's Mines is getting ready to come on TCM.  Nice location photography and Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr  are the leads.  Always liked Granger.  He was a very affable leading man.

I believe that was his big break-out role in America. I love the tribal scenes, especially leading to the big showdown at the end

I think my headache medication is kicking in. I'm definitely up for King Solomon's Mines

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 03:01:54 AM »
I'm about to pass out but I might be persuaded.   What do you have in mind?   Watched Fiddler On The Roof tonight.  That's my wife's favorite movie and I've grown to love it.  It bored the shit out of me when I saw it as a tyke at a drive-in back in California when it came out.

I think that movie gets better every time I see it

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 02:52:54 AM »

Hey, 21.  Looks like we have the place to ourselves. Let's go watch a movie

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 02:50:34 AM »
I've been laying off politics.  I stopped listening to political talk radio last week and it has been nice. I posted a review of 2001: A Space Odyssey on The Bellgab Classic Playhouse thread.  I gave it a fair review but I was disappointed in the movie as a whole.

I read the book first. I think that helped. Probably much better seen on a big screen and high

....Hey! You're totally throwing me off-topic  >:(  :-*

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 02:45:04 AM »

... insulting Intelligence agencies, praising Putin, $24 billion walls, budget cuts to State Department, budget increase of $54 billion to defense ...

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 02:39:03 AM »
I'm bored with healthcare. Let's talk about Russia, wiretapping, million dollar weekends, tweets ...

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 02:34:21 AM »
Jackie, why are you so angry?

He's sick of Bellgab. Wants to get banned because he just can't quit us

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 02:32:17 AM »

This is literally what I hired him to do, you lovely, intelligent lady

I hope you have a pleasant evening. Much love

Wow. I thought I was in a bad mood tonight

Random Topics / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: Yesterday at 02:27:26 AM »
On that topic, I've never known the difference between pirates and buccaneers, but I suspect the latter were just in it for the flamboyant outfits.


Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 02:17:07 AM »
Calling TJ a sucker now?  You just lost your credibility on the subject.

Not TJ, sweetie

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 02:11:45 AM »
"The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases"  - Thomas Jefferson

There's a sucker born every minute - P.T. Barnum

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 02:06:07 AM »
Be careful what you say.  The government is more liable to keep you in chains than any other entities.  Wolves in sheeps clothing.  Of course they mean well.  :P   ::)

And the 1% who hold 80% of our wealth aren't? Wish I were so naive

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 01:59:04 AM »
FIFY.  Might as well say what you really think.

I think big government is every bit as evil as those oil barons you talk about.

Please feel free to kiss the feet of the oligarchs who are thrilled to keep you poor, ignorant and in chains. And doing their bidding

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 01:50:32 AM »
I resent the way Obamacare was shoved down our throats by Obama.  He could not get one Republican to vote for it not even moderates.  That should tell you something.

Should I mention Trump* couldn't get his own party to vote for that abomination Trumpcare?  "Best health insurance ever. Everyone covered andwill be happy with their plan. Believe me" Liar

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 01:31:13 AM »
Something about the 10th amendment and belief in states rights.

So you have the right to no decent affordable health care.  Can't make all those big oil barons pay any taxes. Got it

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 01:29:10 AM »

Speaking of Trump*.  How much worse do you think his presidency* is going to get?

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