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March 7th, 2019 at 8:00:22 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: kenarman
It only breaks it down into microscopic pieces. The oceans of the world are now polluted with microplastics from pole to pole. The are totally into the food chain now. If you are eating seafood you are eating microplastics. Is this a serious health concern? We don't know yet but there is not much we can do since we have no way to remove them from the oceans.


Its disgusting
The human race has turned the oceans into a cesspool of microplastic garbage
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
March 9th, 2019 at 12:01:39 AM permalink
rxwine
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While playing outside on a farm, the boy busted his forehead open. The wound was cleaned and stitched at home. Six days later, the boy's muscles were spasming, his jaw clenching and he had trouble breathing. Doctors diagnosed him with tetanus and admitted him to an intensive care room.

He couldn't open his mouth, continued to spasm and developed hypertension. Doctors gave him a variety of medications to control pain, blood pressure and manage his muscle outbursts.

On day five in the hospital, doctors opened his neck and gave him a tracheostomy so that he could breathe, the report states. He was placed on prolonged ventilator support.
After about 50 days in the hospital, he showed promise: He was able to walk 20 feet with assistance. Days later, he was transferred to a rehab facility.

In total, he was in the hospital for 57 days and his care totaled $811,929, according to the CDC. A month after inpatient rehab, he was able to run again.
But, even after contracting a life-threatening infection that might have been prevented by a vaccine, his family stood firm on their anti-vax stance.


The article didn't say if they paid the bill themselves.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health-news/unvaccinated-child-hits-his-head-gets-tetanus-two-months-and-over-dollar800k-later-he-recovers/ar-BBUwRuv?ocid=spartanntp
Trump says his supporters are dumber than a sack of rocks
March 9th, 2019 at 6:40:50 PM permalink
beachbumbabs
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Quote: reno
I had to google this to fully understand it, but airspeed can sometimes be different than ground speed. Vectors.

On a perfectly still day with no wind, the 2 speeds are identical. But if the wind is blowing in the same direction that the plane is flying, the ground speed could be 801mph, but the air speed could still be 560mph, hence the lack of sonic boom.


Fwiw.

The indicated airspeed is almost always different from the ground speed. A direct tailwind will add most, nearly all, of its speed to an airplane's progress. There will be some air that does not push, but instead slides, along the airplane from back to front, just because of its shape.

A quartering tailwind will give you more ground-movement speed than a direct tailwind, depending on the angle and the shape of the aircraft. The sides of the airframe can act like the sails of a boat. You get the tailwind component plus some sidewinder pushing you.

It's somewhat similar to squirting a watermelon seed out from between your fingers. You don't have to squeeze very hard for that seed to fly a long way. But with wind, that squeeze is continual.

Wind is a mass of air moving at a particular speed, and the air will carry with it whatever it can lift. Gravity and drag(friction) work against the things wind carries, so while wind will boost things along, if behind them, unless the things are under power, eventually gravity and drag will bring them back down.

A direct headwind will subtract nearly all its speed from an aircrafts movement. That's because airplanes fly due to the movement of wind from front to back. All its surfaces are built to maximize the useful lift from the front, and streamlined to let nonuseful surfaces pass with as little drag as possible.

When the wind is strong enough, small airplanes have been known to "fly backwards": they are flying front side to the wind, but the headwind is stronger than their motor, so they are moving backwards relative to the ground. This is fun, but quite frustrating.

I should mention, just to be complete, that it's not all just lift of air under the wings that makes things fly. If you look at a birds wing in flight, you'll see it's curved. That cups the air underneath, but it also provides a smooth curved surface on top for the air to slip smoothly from the leading edge over the top and off the back and outward.

The leading edge creates a small vacuum because it's pushing aside air molecules, and that vacuum field (null area) extends over the top of the wing surface and helps the wing lift into it. If that vacuum is disturbed from its smooth flow, for instance by ice buildup on the leading edge, the air moving to form the vacuum will burble, disturbing the existence of the vacuum, and the wing will stop lifting well enough to keep the aircraft flying.

You're right, Vectors are important to consider when figuring wind. In the case of the 767 not breaking the sound barrier, the air mass was moving at a relative speed that produced a 250 or so mph tailwind, what ever its absolute speed was. The airplane was flying its normal airspeed within that wind mass. But the total effect relative to their position over the ground was additive, so they showed a ground speed of 801kts or whatever.

The most important part of headwind/tailwind consideration is landing and departing. An airplane departing with a 4kt tailwind uses 10% more runway to get airborne, on average.

Landing is worse. Landing with a tailwind can spin you off the runway very quickly, because the front of the airplane is moving slower than the back the moment you touch down. Landing with the tailwind is like falling forward and having someone kick you in the pants as you're falling. In contrast, landing with a headwind is like diving into a bunch of large fluffy pillows. It helps stop you fast and let's you down easy.

And that's all I have to say about that. At least for tonight.
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March 10th, 2019 at 12:15:52 AM permalink
petroglyph
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Russian telephone pranksters Vovan and Lexus, posing as Swiss President Ueli Maurer, contacted Abrams on two occasions in mid-February and early March, speaking to him for over 23 minutes about Swiss policy on the ongoing effort to freeze the Venezuelan government's assets as part of broader plans to replace President Nicolas Maduro with US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido." Shemp @ zh

https://sputniknews.com/latam/201903061073002069-abrams-full-interview-audio/
Everyone gets thrown from the plane to maintain altitude
March 11th, 2019 at 3:04:59 AM permalink
YeahBaby
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March 12th, 2019 at 1:00:36 PM permalink
aceofspades
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March 13th, 2019 at 11:22:57 AM permalink
reno
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Quote: Evenbob
What did they plead guilty to, that's
the thing. It's like 8 underlings of
a Mafia boss pleading guilty to parking
violations
and people are puzzled
on why they aren't arresting the boss
for murder. Apples and oranges.


Manafort's parking violations are looking worse and worse every day. Last Thursday he was sentenced to 47 months, and today he was sentenced to 73 months, though some of those months will occur concurrently and he'll get credit for 9 months in jail, so the bottom line is he has 81 months for his parking violations.

The conventional wisdom is that Trump is planning on pardoning Manafort, though that will probably be futile and pointless since Manafort was also indicted today in NY state court on 16 counts of mortgage fraud, conspiracy, and falsifying business records. Presidential pardons only apply to federal convictions, not state convictions.



Trump is correct about NY's declining population. 48,510 residents moved out of NY in 2018, which is a loss of 0.25 percent of the state's population.
March 13th, 2019 at 11:53:44 AM permalink
aceofspades
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March 13th, 2019 at 2:25:36 PM permalink
reno
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Apparently the state prisons of New York are a bit less pleasant than the federal prison in Cumberland, (relatively speaking) so it's actually in Paul Manafort's best interest not to be pardoned by Trump, because a pardon would only hasten a departure from Cumberland.

At Cumberland prisoners are allowed to send and receive mail, make outgoing phone calls, see visitors once a week and have access to emails every day. There's a gym, a softball field with a running track and televisions showing sports on every wing. There are no bars, towers, locks on rooms or barbed wire fences. Sixteen people every weekend stay in the Magdalene House. They are normally mothers, wives, daughters, partners and the occasional brother or uncle, according to prison officials. Beds are available on Friday and Saturday nights, and guests have their meals prepared for them.

If Trump pardons him, is he allowed to reject the pardon?
March 13th, 2019 at 3:12:38 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: reno
Apparently the state prisons of New York are a bit less pleasant than the federal prison in Cumberland, (relatively speaking) so it's actually in Paul Manafort's best interest not to be pardoned by Trump, because a pardon would only hasten a departure from Cumberland.

At Cumberland prisoners are allowed to send and receive mail, make outgoing phone calls, see visitors once a week and have access to emails every day. There's a gym, a softball field with a running track and televisions showing sports on every wing. There are no bars, towers, locks on rooms or barbed wire fences. Sixteen people every weekend stay in the Magdalene House. They are normally mothers, wives, daughters, partners and the occasional brother or uncle, according to prison officials. Beds are available on Friday and Saturday nights, and guests have their meals prepared for them.

If Trump pardons him, is he allowed to reject the pardon?


Other things being equal the Federal system is almost always better than the state system. I've seen the inside of a few in NY, including Attica. I'd be scared to death in the medium security joint.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it