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  2. Cern and time line jumping

    Our brains are amazing. How they work and the things we do with them are intriguing. We are all aware of how our visual system is prone to errors. We call instances of this optical illusions. We see size mistakes, and motion that is not there, and get colors wrong, and can't figure out if it is a vase or faces, etc. Our memories are also prone to errors, but everyone at some point or another wants to reject their memory errors. I know I left my keys on the table. I know I turned the lights off last night. I know my password is Baloney1 I know Mandela died in the 80s. I'm sure that I need to search on the word <fill in the blank> because I just typed it in to the article I am writing Memories are not recorded in our brains like a videotape or hard drive. They are reconstructed when we need them. It works, but is prone to errors.
  3. 80,000 bees found inside couple's bedroom wall

    For animals, bears have the top distance sense of smell, at 18 miles. For insects, "The champion smeller of the insect world is the male silkmoth. He can scent his ladylove as far away as 6 miles or more, and he can detect as few as one or two of her pheromone scent particles at that distance. " For bees, it's 2+ miles away.
  4. "That's very interesting, Steve"

    I'm really sorry for being a pedant again but that's 1.5 billion in those brackets there
  5. Do people living in affluent societies also have fewer children? Disease would certainly have an affect, but as andthen observes, the survivors would strive to reproduce to the level they thought was "normal" that is pre-disease levels.
  6. Would it though? "Overpopulation" is a real thing but reality is more nuanced. Yes, we do have 7.5(?) billion people on the planet but the key thing to remember is "distribution": 3/4 of the world's population is concentrated in relatively small areas. Most of the world's fresh water is found in the great lakes of Canada (by volume). How does the population of India affect the water resources in Canada? It doesn't. Despite the efforts of some Western governments to...."even out" the distribution of people across the world, it's going to be a long, long time before we need to worry about resources here in the Americas. There is a lot of fear mongering going on to fuel the climate change agenda and the myth of overpopulation is part of that. I don't worry about resources, I worry about resources for the people living in vastly overpopulated areas. Thankfully, where I live is not one of those places. Not even close. Canada is responsible for less than 2% of global emissions and we have a metric ton of water and food for every citizen here. Your question would get a much different response if asked in China, India or Africa. Hell, even in Africa, which is so big it's essentially another planet, the population is so concentrated along coastlines "over population" shouldn't even matter. Start spreading people evenly across the African plains and you could fit another 2 or 3 billion people with room to spare. I know it's not that simple but population density really needs to be accounted for when talking about over population. That's a long winded way to say "no, I don't think I would cut the population in half". Unless it would also clean up the pollution - in that case I would do it in a second. Clean up the existing air and water instead of culling the herd.
  7. "Ok to be gay" school lessons cause unrest

    Everyone has the right to vote, thus everyone's perspective is theoretically valid. But let's be honest, that's not really how it works.
  8. Meg Pfeiffer - Sucker/So Am I/Call Me Maybe
  9. Cern and time line jumping

    I like the change of wording here: "all serious believers in the Mandela Effect" I don't see a believer int he Mandela effect as sensible. I do believe they can be serious believers. Although this is based on your predilection for the paranormal, "we honestly believe have no satisfactory 'normal' explanation." it isn't true at all. It is all about the fallibility of human memory. It changes over time and even over short time periods. There can be differences between short term and long term memory. This leads to confusion and what you described as your experience sounds just like a normal human confusion issue. We all have them. I certainly do. Confusion is not paranormal. It's just the result of the tools we were born with.
  10. By ghosts? Good for him. Let me help you with that one Robbie:
  11. Climate Change is a Hoax

    Settle down a bit. Where is YOUR common sense here? You respond to "unicorn world" with "monster under the bed world". There is a path to follow using technology and science that does not result in pie in the sky or hand wringing It is about cost and development and alternatives. Do you really think natural gas and coal fired turbines require no maintenance? The company I work for has one whole casting plant that makes thousands of replacement blades for land based power generating turbines every year.. They have to be shut down and overhauled because the hot exhaust gases are corrosive. In a coal plant they also carry abrasive ash particles. The things that you say can go wrong indeed might go wrong. There is a probability and a cost one can assign to each of those events. There are also pipeline leaks and coal train wrecks and dams silting up, and nuclear accidents. There is no trouble free life for us. It is just a matter of comparing costs and risks.
  12. Cern and time line jumping

    I read your statement and it reads like a memory problem. You read the material multiple times because it did not jive with your memory causing the misreadings. You are free to pretend that your event and others are something other than human fallibility. Don't forget that your memory of the event gets modified over time. You see the paranormal everywhere and I'm sure you have a modified memory that has reinforced your personal urge to see paranormal events. Are there "sensible believers in the Mandela Effect"? Yes, if they recognize that this is about human memory and the manner in which it operates. Those that think it is indicative of some unproven, untestable, bizarre explanation are not sensible, not even a little bit.
  13. acute

    [Pics]  Psychologist Ranked The Smartest Dog Breeds. Guess Which Is No. 1

  14. I don't believe you

    Beware the wrath of the Stick of Truth
  15. Always good to see a blurry black blobby thing when you just happen to be in a wooded area
  16. Taun

    I've just had my 11th telemarketer call in the last 7 minutes... AAAAAAAAGH!

    We really need a "Destroy phone on other end of line" button!

    1. acute

      acute

      Can't you plumb your phone into a power socket to send them a shock?

    2. freetoroam

      freetoroam

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      "Destroy phone on other end of line" button! 

      No, we need a ' find the caller who recorded it and  destroy them'  button.

  17. US government covered up UFO incidents

    That was a good article because it shows that AA batteries early in the war were ineffective till the proximity fuse was introduced that allowed a miss to be a hit as the shell exploded.
  18. Cern and time line jumping

    Your experience is a good example of what many of us are talking about. Memory editing, false memories, faulty memory. Every single time we remember something we edit that memory, adding newer details.
  19. Mossad foreknowledge 911 attacks

    This thread is rife with anti-American dribble and insane conspiratorial "false-flags" Wow.
  20. Nature's answer to over population. More people living closer together while pathogens are carried all over the world as we freely travel to other countries. It's only a matter of time. If nature doesn't do it, some shady Scientist living under a dictator might release his engineered Frankenstein viruses instead. I worry about outbreaks far more than war or bombs.
  21. Opening gambits in EU / UK exit negotiations;

    news on timing for 2nd reading of W A. Michael Fabricant‏Verified account The Government Whips have decided that the 2nd Reading of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill will be on Friday 7th June hoping ministers can be forced to vote for it and that backbenchers of all parties will not be there as Thursday and Friday was when they were scheduled to be away.
  22. Opening gambits in EU / UK exit negotiations;

    It is Sunday for results I think, exit polls should be available earlier though.
  23. US government covered up UFO incidents

    These statements are basically all failures. The radar returns were assumed to be targets when there is little indication they were actual objects. You claim that the object had a "high rate of speed". That appears to be a falsehood. You suggest "Then the craft turned around" when there does not appear to have been anything in the air. You summarize with "These collective motions are impossible for a weather balloon to make". Only you are claiming all of these supposed actions are real and had to be a single object such as a balloon. At best this is a disingenuous alteration of what other posters have stated. You double down with "This flying object was clearly under some kind of power for propulsion." Again, only you are making up this fantasy set of motions and claiming that there was anything in the air. I partially agree on this: "This object is NOT a balloon of any kind." I only agree that your fantasy is unrelated to reality and has nothing at all to do with what has been stated. The number of rounds 1,400 is not that many. A single AA gun in WWII had a firing rate of 300 or more rounds a minute. So 1400 from several guns is hardly anything at all. A question is the efficacy of AA fire. https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/33sa2x/effectiveness_of_shipborne_antiair_in_wwii/ This appears to be a falsehood: "Eyewitnesses claimed that they saw shells hit the object and bounce off of it." There is no way anyone could tell if the object was hit. They certainly could not tell if something bounced off. Is this even true? I doubt it. Ballons can and did survive AA fire. That was the problem in WWI with zeppelins attacking London. Cover up no. Bizarre effort to fictionalize the event? You betcha
  24. Cern and time line jumping

    I would accept it if I didn't feel it was just a best attempt at a simple explain-away by those resistant to the mysterious. I honestly believe my experience is strong evidence for me that the 'explain-away' is just that.
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